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❌SOLD❌ Edward Light English Guitar Pre-Romantic Era Black, 1790s

❌SOLD❌ Edward Light English Guitar Pre-Romantic Era Black, 1790s

From time to time unusual instruments arrive here, like this English Guitar from the Pre-Romantic Era, likely built by Edward Light as a transition instrument in England around 1790. The term ‘English Guitar’ usually refers to an instrument like a cittern, but that instrument usually has four or five double courses. That closest instrument in modern use is the Irish Bouzouki. This interesting example also has a rounded back, similar to a Lute, but here the back is a section of a truncated cone, likely built by bending two larger piece of wood for the sides, joined to one flat centerpiece.

Vintage
Price: $1,499.99 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Harald Petersen Model C Classical Guitar, 1971

❌SOLD❌ Harald Petersen Model C Classical Guitar, 1971

Here we have a Harald Petersen Model C classical guitar, dated to 1971 – this was two years after Harald’s death, this guitar was completed by his sons. The label indicates this, not bearing Harald’s signature – it reads “Ta PH Petersen”. Following the Hauser style, it pairs a Spruce top with Indian Rosewood for the back,sides, bridge and body binding, with Mahogany for the neck and Ebony for the fingerboard.

Vintage
Price: $1,800.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Stefan Sobell Parlour Guitar Brazilian Rosewood, 2005

❌SOLD❌  Stefan Sobell Parlour Guitar Brazilian Rosewood, 2005

Here’s an unusual piece to see available – a Stefan Sobell Parlour Brazilian Rosewood guitar, built at Sobell’s Old School shop in Northumberland, UK during January of 2005. Stefan Sobell has built instruments since 1973, his interest sparked by his wife’s Appalachian Dulcimer; he built an instrument to replace his own Portuguese Guitarra, though when completed it was actually a Cittern. That instrument was used in many folk clubs and resulted in orders for more, and turned into a full time occupation. Sobell now builds to order, about ten instruments per year.

Used
Price: $6,999.00 CAD

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1838 Louis Panormo Guitar SOLD

1838 Louis Panormo Guitar  SOLD

Louis Panormo was the most successful of all nineteenth-century London guitar makers. His clients included Trinidad Huerta Madame Pratten and probably Fernando Sor. He built guitars from 1822 to around 1855 when his nephew took over the business. This 1838 Louis Panormo Guitar is an excellent example of the work of the era.

This particular 1838 Louis Panormo guitar was Panormo’s top regular model, with brazilian rosewood back and sides and a mother of pearl rosette. It was made in the Spanish style with seven fan braces (yes before Torres).

Vintage
Price: $8,450.00 CAD

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