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Spector USA Forte 4 Bass Black, 2015

Spector USA Forte 4 Bass Black, 2015

The Spector USA Forte 4 bass brings back the early highly innovative Spector basses seen at The Twelfth Fret and in the hands of many pro players in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Stuart Spector began building basses with Alan Charney about the same time as The Twelfth Fret, and soon connected with Ned Steinberger – all members of the Brooklyn Woodworker’s Co-op. Steinberger, fresh from a furniture design course, took Spector’s neck-through construction and added a unique and very comfortable curved body. That curved body became one of the hallmarks of Spector designs.

Used
Price: $3,699.99 CAD
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Paramount Leader Tenor Banjo, 1924

Paramount Leader Tenor Banjo, 1924

The Paramount Leader Tenor Banjo was produced from 1922 to 1935 by William Lange and company in New York City, and was one of the most popular mid-range, professional grade banjos available. Here we’re looking at a Paramount Leader Tenor banjo, likely built in 1924 – the serial number is not far from another known 1924 leader, and Paramount was building and selling a lot of instruments at that time. It features Indian Rosewood construction, for the neck, rim and resonator.

Vintage
Price: $1,500.00 CAD
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Hartel Boucher Banjo Maple, 2008

Hartel  Boucher Banjo Maple, 2008

This Hartel Boucher banjo dates to 2008 and is in very good condition. It features a solid Maple neck with the distinctive Boucher headstock, and what look just like Ebony friction pegs but are in fact excellent PegHed geared tuners.    The 12 inch pot has six cast brass Boucher style brackets, and an Ebony tailpiece. This is a fretless instrument, so the precise scale length varies with bridge placement.

Used
Price: $1,875.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Hartel Levi Brown Fretless Long Scale Banjo Walnut, 2008

❌SOLD❌ Hartel Levi Brown Fretless Long Scale Banjo Walnut, 2008

The Hartel Levi Brown fretless 5-string banjo is an high quality reproduction of instruments built around 1858 by Levi Brown who built banjos in Baltimore, Maryland. This excellent instrument features a 13 inch pot with brass hardware and a long – 28 inch! – scale Black Walnut neck. The neck has a slotted peghead and Waverly tuners – an improvement over the original, which would have had wooden friction pegs.

Used
Price: $1,999.99 CAD

This instrument has sold

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Airline Folkstar Electric Resophonic Guitar by Eastwood, Red

Airline Folkstar Electric Resophonic Guitar by Eastwood, Red

The Airline Folkstar, improved and re-issued by the Eastwood guitar company, brings back the 1950s Valco Folkstar resophonic aesthetic, but with a pair of pickups and a reasonable price.  Airline guitars were built by Valco, one of the largest instrument manufacturers in the world, from 1958 to 1868 when the company folded. The original Airline Folkstar used Valco’s Res-O-Glas body construction – fiberglass resin on wood – with a single resonator cone. It was entirely acoustic, and never had pickups

Vintage
Price: $1,489.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Gretsch Clipper 6186 Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1958

❌SOLD❌  Gretsch Clipper 6186 Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1958

Gretsch Clipper 6186 Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1958

Vintage
Price: $999.99 CAD

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