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Guild GSR X180 Archtop Electric Blonde, 2013

Guild GSR X180 Archtop Electric Blonde, 2013

Here’s a wonderful rarity and a natural blonde, a Guild GSR x180 archtop electric with a Spruce laminate top, dating to 2013. GSR stands for Guild Special Run, and this example is number 11 of 20 built. Originally, acoustic archtop guitars used solid, carved Spruce tops paired with solid, Maple for the sides and hand carved back. However, once pickups and amplifiers became more available and standard equipment, it was discovered that the tonal subtleties of the solid Spruce top could be overwhelmed by feedback.

Used
Price: $3,250.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Guild JF55 Jumbo Rosewood Acoustic Guitar, 1997

❌SOLD❌ Guild JF55 Jumbo Rosewood Acoustic Guitar, 1997

The Guild JF55 was built as the top of the six-string acoustic line from 1989 until the Westerly, Rhode Island plant closed. Featuring a jumbo body, the Guild J55 combined a Sitka Spruce top with Indian Rosewood back and sides, with a three-piece Mahogany neck. The bridge and bound fingerboard are Ebony, and the inlays and rosette are a combination of Mother of Pearl and Abalone. Hardware is gold plated, with Grover RotoMatic tuners at the head.

Used
Price: $2,100.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Guild D40SB Steel String Dreadnought Guitar Sunburst, 1975

❌SOLD❌ Guild D40SB Steel String Dreadnought Guitar Sunburst, 1975

This Guild D40SB was built during 1975 while the company was in Westerly, Rhode Island. It has definitely been used as its maker intended, and has the wear and repairs to show for it! The Guild D40SB is a dreadnought guitar (hence the D) with 40 level materials and appointments and a Sunburst finish top (the SB in the model number). Similar in concept to the Martin D-18, the Guild D40 pairs a Sitka Spruce top with tropical Mahogany for the sides, back, body blocks, back bracing and neck, with Rosewood for the bridge and un-bound fingerboard.

Vintage
Price: $1,500.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Hamer Prototype Double Cut Solidbody Red, 1981

❌SOLD❌  Hamer Prototype Double Cut Solidbody Red, 1981

Built from 1981 to 1985, the Hamer Prototype was unique for its time and introduced a number of concepts that are now commonplace on production guitars, and not just on custom builds. Paul Hamer and Jol Dantzig opened Hamer Guitars in Willamette, Illinois in 1973 and began building custom designs based on Explorer and Flying V body shapes, with wild finishes and unusual hardware combinations.

Vintage
Price: $999.99 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Hamer USA Artist P90 Silver Metallic, 1999

❌SOLD❌  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.

Used
Price: $1,000.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Ovation Preacher Deluxe 1282 Black, 1978

❌SOLD❌ Ovation Preacher Deluxe 1282 Black, 1978

Here’s an unusual piece – from the late 1970’s, an Ovation Preacher Deluxe model 1282 in largely original, good working condition. Built from 1975 to 1983 with the Preacher, the Preacher Deluxe used traditional Mahogany for the body and neck, with an Ebony fingerboard bearing Abalone position markers. The hardware was gold plated, and earlier models had a bridge that partly used plastics.

Vintage
Price: $1,150.00 CAD

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