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Yamaha Grand Concert FC10 Flamenco Blanca Guitar, 1983

Yamaha Grand Concert FC10 Flamenco Blanca Guitar, 1983

The Yamaha Grand Concert FC10 was part of Yamaha’s efforts to create top quality classical and flamenco guitars, an effort that began in the mid 1960s. At that point, Yamaha arranged for three luthiers – Hiroshi Harada, Hideyuki Ezaki and Toshio Kato, to learn from Spanish master Eduardo Ferrer.  Ferrer subsequently travelled repeatedly to Japan to aid in the production setup.

Vintage
Price: $1600 CAD
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Ibanez JSM100 John Scofield Model Thinline Sunburst, 2009

Ibanez JSM100 John Scofield Model Thinline Sunburst, 2009

The Ibanez JSM100 uses the same construction concept as other ES models, but the wood choice is a bit different. The body, instead of using Maple laminate, uses figured Anigre, an African hardwood, for the laminate. The center block is Maple, as is the neck, which has an Ebony fingerboard. Decoration is similar to other Ibanez models in this range; hardware is gold plated, and the inlays include a mix of Abalone and Acrylic for the block markers on the bound, compound radius fingerboard.

Used
Price: $2000 CAD
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Sold! Gretsch 6120 Double Cutaway Thinline Electric, Orange 1962

Sold!  Gretsch 6120 Double Cutaway Thinline Electric, Orange 1962

In 1962, the Gretsch 6120 Double Cutaway model appeared, displacing the classic but aging single-cutaway deep body 6120 and bearing the new, sealed Electrotone body. This closed body first appeared on the 1961 Tennessean.The new double cutaway version came about through a number of influences. In particular, Gibson hand introduced their very successful ES-335 models, and Chet Atkins felt the Electrotone body worked better at stage volumes.

Vintage
Price: $4250 CAD

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Sold! Yamaha GC30A Grand Concert Brazilian Classical, 1982

Sold!  Yamaha GC30A Grand Concert Brazilian Classical, 1982

The Yamaha GC30A Grand Concert Brazilian Classical reflects the upper end of Yamaha guitar production in a concert grade instrumen,t featuring a pairing of a Red Cedar top and Brazilian Rosewood back and sides.This Yamaha GC30A was built during 1982 at the Yamaha home facility in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture and is signed by master luthier Mr. Toshio Kato.

Vintage
Price: $2450 CAD

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Sold! Gretsch Tennessee Rose G6119T Thinline Archtop Walnut, 2006

Sold!  Gretsch Tennessee Rose G6119T Thinline Archtop Walnut, 2006

Here, we have a Gretsch Tennessee Rose G6119T model with a pair of Filter ‘Trons, built at the Japan Terada plant in Nagoya during 2006. It’s in great condition, with light wear and one small ding in the headstock. The pickup covers and rocking bar bridge are showing some light oxidization, which make the guitar look vintage. It’s built with the laminate maple, arched top, sealed ElectroTone body.

Vintage
Price: $1650 CAD

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