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C. F. Martin 000-18 Steel String Guitar, 1948

C. F. Martin 000-18 Steel String Guitar, 1948

The very first C. F. Martin 000-18 steel string guitar appeared in 1904 with a Maple body, and was built using Mahogany for the body in small numbers until 1926, when 224 were sold. Annual production stayed in the mid-hundreds until 1972, when 650 were built.The C. F. Martin 000-18 string guitar is closely related to the OM or Orchestra Model. They key difference is scale length; the 000 has a 24.9 inch scale length, and the OM a 25.4 inch scale.

Vintage
Price: $7999.99 CAD
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National RM1-E Walnut Body Resophonic Mandolin

National RM1-E Walnut Body Resophonic Mandolin

The National RM1-E A-style mandolin hearkens back to the early days of Resophonic instruments, when the concept was being applied wherever more volume was needed.Here we have the Maple-Walnut version, which isn’t just a great ice cream flavour. Walnut was used as an instrument wood for centuries, and brings a slight mellowness to the tone.

New
Price: $3439 CAD
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Huss and Dalton TD-M Custom Adirondack and Sinker Mahogany Dreadnought, 2014

Huss and Dalton TD-M Custom Adirondack and Sinker Mahogany Dreadnought, 2014

The Huss and Dalton TD-M Custom is, as the name suggests, and buyer-customized version of the ‘Traditional Dreadnought-Mahogany’ model, in this case with Adirondack Spruce top and Sinker Mahogany back and sides.The ‘Traditional Dreadnought’ dates back to around 1911, when C F Martin built a number of large bodied guitars for the Ditson company. In 1931, with the need for ever-increasing volume, Martin re-launched the design with then now-classic ‘D’ series guitars. This design has been the basis for many other guitar models by many other builders.

Used
Price: $5250 CAD
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Sold! Martin D-18V Sitka Top Dreadnought, 2007

Sold!  Martin D-18V Sitka Top Dreadnought, 2007

The Martin D-18V Sitka Spruce top dreadnought guitar was part of the Martin Vintage Series, built from 1995 until 2011 and draws from the best classic Martin models. This line has been discontinued and its current replacement is the Authentic series.This Martin D-18V Sitka top guitar dates to 2007 and was built at the Martin facility in Nazareth, Pennsylvania. Construction is very similar to pre-war and wartime models. The top and forward-shifted, scalloped braces are Sitka Spruce, paired with Mahogany for the sides, back and neck.

Used
Price: $2750 CAD

This instrument has sold

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Deering Rustic Wreath 5-String Banjo

Deering Rustic Wreath 5-String Banjo

The Deering Rustic Wreath is a new 5-string banjo model, bringing the construction and tonal qualities of top line instruments like the Golden Era at a more affordable price. This is largely done by reducing the decoration and finishing costs, but not altering the structure.Built using a traditional Maple neck with Ebony fingerboard, and 3-ply violin grade Maple rim with Deering -06- 20-Hole bell bronze tone ring, and Deering hardware – the Deering Rustic Wreath essentially a Deering Golden Era in different clothing.

New
Price: $3489 CAD
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Sold! Fender Custom Shop G E Smith Telecaster Blonde, 2012

Sold!  Fender Custom Shop G E Smith Telecaster Blonde, 2012

The Fender Custom Shop G E Smith Telecaster is a very straight ahead instrument, using the classic early 1950’s fatter maple neck on swamp ash body, with flat-head screws, instead of Philips screws. The pickups are American Vintage models, while the bridge plate is cut back to expose the pickup cavity; the pickup itself is bolted to the body. Smith feels that this contributes to an increased ‘fatness’ in the bridge pickup tone. The inlays draw from Fender lap steels, which Smith also plays.

Used
Price: $1850 CAD

This instrument has sold

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