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Julian Mario Rabaza Crossover Guitar, 1982

Julian Mario Rabaza Crossover Guitar, 1982

Here is a rarity for North America – a Julian Mario Rabaza Crossover guitar dating to 1982 and built at Rabaza’s shop in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Julian Mario Rabaza has been well known South American circles for decades, and mostly builds Spanish style Classical and Flamenco guitars. This example is what we would now call a ‘Crossover’ model, meaning that it has a couple of adaptations for those playing other styles – Tango and Latin Jazz for example.

Vintage
Price: $2,450.00 CAD
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Pedro de Miguel Flamenco Negra Guitar, 1999

Pedro de Miguel Flamenco Negra Guitar, 1999

Here we’re looking at a Pedro de Miguel Flamenco Negra Guitar, built during 1999 and showing signs of being well used for its intended purpose.  Traditionally, Flamenco guitars are built very lightly, with Spruce tops and Cypress for the sides and back, and with a low action.  The goal is to produce a bright, percussive and responsive tone with fast attack.   Because of the light colour of Cypress wood, these are referred to as Flamenco Blanca guitars. 

Used
Price: $3,450.00 CAD
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⚌Reduced‼ Ramirez Conservatorio Cedar Top Classical Guitar, 2014

⚌Reduced‼  Ramirez Conservatorio Cedar Top Classical Guitar, 2014

Here’s something unusual – a Ramirez Conservatorio Cedar top classical guitar, with ‘Fiddle Edge’ construction, Red Cedar top, Indian Rosewood for the back and sides, and SPR style bracing. The Ramirez Conservatorio Cedar Top Concert Classical guitar represents a major development in classical guitar design from Amalia Ramírez, with unique use of ‘fiddle edge’ construction. The Conservatorio uses the same advanced 8 fan brace pattern as the SPR but a unique system for gluing the top and backs to the rims and no internal linings are used!

Used
Price: $4,450.00 CAD
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Godin Multiac ACS Denim Blue Flame

Godin Multiac ACS Denim Blue Flame

The Godin Multiac ACS SA in Denim Blue Flame is a direct descendant of a Chet Atkins idea and is intended as a ‘crossover’ guitar for those coming to nylon strings from the electric world.    With this in mind, the neck is slightly narrower than a Classical or Flamenco guitar, and the fingerboard is crowned.   The chambered body and solid neck of the Godin ACS SA are Mahogany,  with a Richlite fingerboard – a composite material that does a good job of simulating Ebony.  The top of this model is a figured Maple Veneer with a lovely translucent denim blue shade, providing an unusual and quite attractive appearance.    

New
Price: $1,550.00 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

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