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C. F. Martin 000-18 Custom Shop Figured Mahogany, 2015

C. F. Martin 000-18 Custom Shop Figured Mahogany, 2015

This C. F. Martin 000-18 custom shop model dates to 2015 and uses higher grade figured woods and subtle decoration to improve on a classic design. The first samples of the 000 body date to 1902, and one 000-18 was built, using Maple for the back and sides, during 1906. In 1911, three were made, and by 1923 sales numbers started to increase into the hundreds. In 1933, 14-fret necks started to appear and soon became standard.

Price: $2750 CAD
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C. F. Martin 00-42SC John Mayer ‘Stagecoach’ Guitar, 2016

C. F. Martin 00-42SC John Mayer 'Stagecoach' Guitar, 2016

Here’s an interesting instrument – From C F Martin, the 00-42SC John Mayer model, which replicates a Stagecoach or early Travel Guitar! This spectacular instrument combines a 00 size body with Sitka Spruce and Cocobolo, and adds ’42’ series inlays and appointments. A 12-fret neck and slotted peghead are used to keep the dimensions down, keeping in mind that the SC designates that these originally were designed to be used as entertainment on stagecoach journeys (or perhaps ordeals).

Price: $9500 CAD
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Hamer USA Artist P90 Silver Metallic, 1999

Hamer USA Artist P90  Silver Metallic, 1999

Here we have a Hamer USA Artist in silver metallic, built during 1999 in New Hartford, Connecticut, at the parent Kaman plant. It uses Mahogany for the neck and chambered body, and adds a Rosewood fingerboard. A pair of Duncan P-90 style pickups feed a pickup selector, individual volumes and a master tone control. Grover Roto-Matic tuners are at the head and a tune-o-matic style bridge and stop tailpiece are used.

Price: $1000 CAD
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Sold! Huss and Dalton DS Custom Brazilian Rosewood, 2008

Sold!  Huss and Dalton DS Custom Brazilian Rosewood,  2008

The Huss and Dalton DS Custom is based a Dreadnought body with Slope or rounded shoulders, and customized a number of ways. Here, an Adirondack Spruce top is paired with Brazilian Rosewood for the back and sides. Built during 2008, this Huss & Dalton DS Custom is in great condition and delivers outstanding tone. These guitars are great to start with, but this example is something else. It’s full, rich and warm with plenty of sparkle and separation. It also plays very well.

Price: $4500 CAD

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Taylor 314ce V-Class Grand Auditorium Steel String, 2018

Taylor 314ce V-Class Grand Auditorium Steel String, 2018

This new bracing style increases dynamic response, sustain and volume and improving harmonic agreement. What ‘Harmonic Agreement’ means is that this bracing helps bring the harmonic overtones produced by various notes into line, causing chords to sound more in tune. Overall the revised Taylor 314ce V-class Grand Auditorium uses the same proven design formula – a solid Sitka Spruce top paired with solid Sapele back and sides, Mahogany for the neck and body blocks, and Ebony for the bridge, headplate, and bound fingerboard.

Price: $2599 CAD
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‼️Reduced‼️ C F Martin 0-18K Steel String Guitar Koa, 1930

‼️Reduced‼️ C F Martin 0-18K Steel String Guitar Koa, 1930

Built from 1918 to 1935, the C F Martin 0-18K is a small body Koa wood guitar intended for Hawaiian music, which was very popular at the time. Another very similar version, the 0-18KH (for Hawaiian) was built between 1927 and 1928. Based on the proven ‘parlor’ size 0 body, the 0-18K used Koa for the top, sides and back, Mahogany for the neck with an unbound Ebony fingerboard and Ebony bridge. At the time this example was built – likely around November 1930, given the serial number – straight Bar frets were still used.

Price: $4500 CAD
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