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Eric Sahlin Classical Guitar Rosewood, 2012

Eric Sahlin Classical Guitar Rosewood, 2012

Here is a rare treat – an Eric Sahlin Classical Guitar from 2012 with Western Red Cedar top and Central / South American Rosewood body, and a wonderful tone. It also sports a number of subtle but eye-catching visual details. Eric Sahlin has been building classical guitars and some lutes since 1975 and full time since 1979 in the Spokane, Washington area. His instruments are highly regarded and he is represented by Guitar Salon International, but his waiting list is currently nine years long.

Used
Price: $7,750.00 CAD
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Thompson & Odell Luscomb 5 String Openback Banjo 1890s

Thompson & Odell Luscomb 5 String Openback Banjo 1890s

Here is a fantastic rarity, a Thompson & Odell Luscomb banjo in mostly original condition and built during the 1890s in Boston, Massachusetts. This specific instrument was part of the Akira Tsumura collection, and appears in Tsumura’s 1994 book ‘1001 Banjos’.  This banjo has a story! J F Luscomb was a well known banjo soloist and composer in the 1880s and 1890s, and was granted a number of banjo-related patents that are used on this banjo.

Vintage
Price: $1,199.99 CAD
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Lyon & Healy 5 String Banjo, c. 1895

Lyon & Healy 5 String Banjo, c. 1895

Here is a lovely example of a turn of the century Lyon & Healy 5 String banjo, built  circa 1895.  Though there is no stamping on the dowel stick or label, it has the signature L&H shaped peghead and the lovely L&H Patent tailpiece which confirms the origin. The Lyon & Healy firm grew out of an effort by Oliver Ditson – beginning in 1864 – to expand his wholesale musical instrument business into the US Midwest, with a facility in Chicago run by George Washburn Lyon and Patrick J. Healy.

Vintage
Price: $549.00 CAD
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Ramirez Conservatorio Spruce Top Classical Guitar, 2014

Ramirez Conservatorio Spruce Top Classical Guitar, 2014

The Ramirez Conservatorio Spruce Top classical guitar is near the top of the semi-professional line for Ramirez, with a unique violin-type approach to the top and back attachment, without the use of linings! It is rare for us to see a used  Ramirez Conservatorio Spruce Top  model, and we’re pleased to offer it at a significant reduction from its original price, as described in our original posting on this model. 

Used
Price: $4,250.00 CAD
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Patt Lister Classical Guitar Lattice Braced, 1970

Patt Lister Classical Guitar Lattice Braced, 1970

Here is a rarity – a Patt Lister Classical Guitar built in Collingwood, Ontario during 1970 and featuring a lattice braced back and concentric fan braced top. Here is a rarity – a Patt Lister Classical Guitar built in Collingwood, Ontario during 1970 and featuring a lattice braced back and concentric fan braced top. This Patt Lister Classical guitar uses a Red Cedar top paired with Maple for the sides and back, with Spanish Cedar for the neck and Spruce for the tall top and back bracing. The fingerboard is Ebony, while both the bridge and head plate are Indian Rosewood.   

Vintage
Price: $2,450.00 CAD
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Jerry Farrell Maple Classical Guitar, 2017

Jerry Farrell Maple Classical Guitar, 2017

This Jerry Farrell Maple Classical guitar follows a traditional Spanish construction pattern, but with a lovely Curly Maple set for the sides and back in place of Rosewood, and an Engelmann Spruce top.   The neck appears to be Cedrilla or Spanish Cedar as used on traditional classicals, and with what looks like Pau Ferro for the fingerboard and bridge. 

Used
Price: $3,500.00 CAD
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