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Yamaha GC-20D Classical Brazilian Rosewood, 1972

Yamaha GC-20D Classical Brazilian Rosewood, 1972

Here we have a lovely 1972 vintage Yamaha GC-20D classical guitar with a spectacular Brazilian Rosewood set for the sides and back. The ‘GC’ stands for ‘Grand Concert’ and these models were the top of the line for Yamaha classical guitars, and are seriously good instruments.   As the GC-20D, this model was built from 1971 to 1973.

Vintage
Price: $2,950.00 CAD
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Gretsch G6129 Silver Sparkle Jet, 1989

Gretsch G6129 Silver Sparkle Jet, 1989

Always tasteful and visually restrained, the Gretsch G6129 Silver Sparkle Jet first appeared in 1954 as an answer to the Les Paul model. While there are some immediately apparent visual similarities – the single cutaway body of Mahogany with a Maple cap – underneath there were significant differences. From 1954, the original Gretsch Jet models started with a Maple body, routed to provide a number of chambers for resonance and weight relief.

Used
Price: $2,500.00 CAD
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Goya T-Style Guitar Made in Japan Blonde, 1977

Goya T-Style Guitar Made in Japan Blonde, 1977

Here’s a rarity! This is a Goya T-Style copy, built during 1977 by Matsumoku in Nagoya, Japan, under contract to the Martin Guitar company. This Goya T-Style guitar is a decent copy, though not exact. Unusually, it is complete and original, with the ‘Ashtray’ bridge cover and the original hard shell case. The body is Ash, and the neck is Maple, but the fingerboard is a separate Maple slab.

Vintage
Price: $1,199.00 CAD
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⚌Reduced‼ Ibanez Prestige RG3770FZ HSH Transparent Red, 2014

⚌Reduced‼ Ibanez Prestige RG3770FZ HSH Transparent Red, 2014

Built from 2014 to 2017 by Fuji-Gen in Nagano Japan, the Ibanez Prestige RG3770FZ features an HSH DiMarzio pickup setup, Edge double locking trem system. Its Super Wizard neck is wide yet thin, ideal for shredding and it stability is increased by titanium rods.   The body is built with a highly figured, bookmatched Maple cap on a Mahogany back, and the neck is 5 pieces of Maple and Walnut.   

Used
Price: $1,499.99 CAD
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Ibanez 2461 Johnny Smith ‘Lawsuit Era’ Archtop Electric Natural, 1975

Ibanez 2461 Johnny Smith 'Lawsuit Era' Archtop Electric Natural, 1975

Here we have an Ibanez 2461 Johnny Smith style, full body cutaway archtop, built in Japan likely during 1975. The model was built until 1977. Typical of the early 1975 period, it has no serial number – these started appearing on the back of the headstock late 1975. It is largely original, though it has a slight modification – the output jack was a mini-plug mounted on the pickguard, and this was removed and a standard 1/4 inch jack installed to the lower treble side.

Vintage
Price: $2,600.00 CAD
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Gretsch G6122TG Country Gentleman Player’s Edition Walnut, 2016

Gretsch G6122TG Country Gentleman Player's Edition Walnut, 2016

The Gretsch G6122TG Country Gentleman Player’s Edition is the latest version of this classic updated with locking tuners, pinned bridge and string-through Bigsby. But there’s more to the updates – the neck joint was re-engineered to reduce the size of the neck block and comfortably increase upper fret access.   This change alone is a huge improvement in playability, making an already great design even better!

Used
Price: $3,200.00 CAD
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