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Boucher LTD OMH Moonwood and Walnut, 2020

Boucher LTD OMH Moonwood and Walnut, 2020

Here’s something special – a Boucher LTD OMH built with Flamed Black Walnut for the sides and back, and Adirondack Spruce in a Moonwood form for the top. Moonwood is not a specific variety of any kind of wood species. Rather, the name refers to when it was harvested; at varying seasons and phases of the moon, sap content is higher or lower. During autumn and winter, when the tree is moving to hibernation, and just before the new moon, sap content is at its lowest.

New
Price: $5,499.00 CAD
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Gretsch Model 35 Archtop Guitar Sunburst, 1933

Gretsch Model 35 Archtop Guitar Sunburst, 1933

The Gretsch Model 35 American Orchestra archtop guitar appeared in 1933 and was built until 1940, when it was replaced by the Synchromatic line and the model 30. The Model 35 features a solid carved Spruce top with small-size F holes. Maple is used for the sides and back, Flamed Maple for the neck and Ebony for the fingerboard and bridge. The Gretsch logo is a Banner style using an engraved pearlescent plastic – rather like a drum covering.

Vintage
Price: $2,250.00 CAD
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Guild F212 NT 12 String Acoustic Guitar Natural, 1970

Guild F212 NT 12 String Acoustic Guitar Natural, 1970

Built from 1964 to 1982, the Guild F212 came with a Natural Top (NT) and was based around a 16 inch wide Jumbo body of Spruce and Mahogany. Here we’re looking at a Guild F212 NT built during 1970 in Westerly, Rhode Island. This model is built with a Sitka Spruce top, Tropical Mahogany for the sides, back, body blocks and neck, and Indian Rosewood for the fingerboard and bridge. This guitar is in good working condition and has had a number of repairs over the years.

Vintage
Price: $1,450.00 CAD
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Huss & Dalton Crossroads 14 Sunburst, 2020

Huss & Dalton Crossroads 14 Sunburst, 2020

The Huss & Dalton Crossroads 14 takes cues from the small body flat-top guitars used by many blues players from the 1920s to 1940s, but with more body depth to enhance bass response. This model is also available in a 12-fret version. The 14-fret version is really called the ‘Crossroads’,  with the 12-fret being the ‘Crossroads 12’,  but it’s easy to confuse the two.   

Used
Price: $3,999.00 CAD
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Collings MT2L Left Handed A-Style Mandolin Sunburst, 2012

Collings MT2L Left Handed A-Style Mandolin Sunburst, 2012

It’s harder for Left Handed folks to find top quality instruments, but this Collings MT2L, Varnish Finish, A-Style mandolin dating to 2012 fits the bill perfectly! Built with the same incredible attention to detail, this Left-Handed Collings MT2L A-Style mandolin features a Red Spruce – also called ‘Adirondack’ Spruce – top, paired with a book matched and spectacularly figured carved Maple back, with the same Flamed Maple for the sides and neck.

Used
Price: $5,000.00 CAD
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Eastman MD515 F-Style Mandolins

Eastman MD515 F-Style Mandolins

Eastman MD515 mandolins are a high quality yet reasonably priced rendering of the classic Gibson F-style instruments introduced in the 1920s during Lloyd Loar’s tenure at Gibson. One of Orville Gibson’s radical innovations was to bring violin family construction principles into the world of guitars and mandolins, leading directly to the arched top instruments that are commonplace today. The Eastman MD515 models are part of Eastman’s entry level instrument lines, but that doesn’t mean that they have skimped on quality, just on decoration. 

New
Price: $1,585.00 CAD
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