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❌SOLD❌ Larrivee LV09 Florentine Cutaway Guitar, 1987

❌SOLD❌ Larrivee LV09 Florentine Cutaway Guitar, 1987

The Larrivee LV09 is a full bodied steel string cutaway guitar, pairing a Sitka Spruce top with Indian Rosewood for the back, sides and head plate. The neck is Mahogany, with Ebony for the bridge and bound fingerboard. Here, the headstock carries a ‘Pegasus’ engraved inlay executed in Mother of Pearl and Abalone.  As well, the head stock is bounded by an inlaid silver strip, a design idea from Tony Duggan-Smith that’s still featured on Larrivee models.   The tuners are gold plated Grover Imperial models with the Deco Stair-Step metal buttons. 

Vintage
Price: $2700 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Larrivee D10 Dreadnought Steel String Guitar Natural, 1994

❌SOLD❌ Larrivee D10 Dreadnought Steel String Guitar Natural, 1994

The Larrivee D10 is based on the most popular guitar design – the classic D body square shoulder dreadnought that first appeared in the early 1930s. The Dreadnought itself was originally built around 1917 for the Oliver Ditson company, but as a round shouldered model. The first Square shoulder dreadnoughts appeared around 1931, under Martin’s own name and with the D model designation.

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Price: $2999.99 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Larrivee L 02 Mahogany Steel String Guitar, 2010

❌SOLD❌ Larrivee L 02 Mahogany Steel String Guitar, 2010

The Larrivee L 02 Mahogany is now discontinued, but was Larrivee’s entry point for those wanting high quality steel string acoustic guitars. The L-02 was a slope shoulder dreadnought design. Here we’re looking at a Larrivee L 02, dating to May 12 2010 at Larrivee’s workshop in Victoria, BC, three years before all Larrivee manufacturing moved to Oxnard, California.

Used
Price: $1050 CAD

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Jack Spira Cittern Australian Blackwood, 2005

Jack Spira Cittern Australian Blackwood, 2005

This is unusual for us to see – a Jack Spira Cittern of Australian Blackwood, built during 2005 at Spira’s shop in Boolarra, east of Melbourne. Jack Spira has been building for over 30 years, focusing on steel string guitars in regular, tenor and baritone forms, plus Irish Bouzoukis, Citterns, and Octave Mandolins. He also does repair and custom work, in particular engraved inlays. His work is highly regarded, and popular enough that few make it to the used market in Canada.

Used
Price: $2999.00 CAD
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Martin D18 Dreadnought Steel String Guitar, 1956

Martin D18 Dreadnought Steel String Guitar, 1956

The Martin D18 Dreadnought appeared in 1931 as banjo players increasingly converted to guitar, and required ever increasing volume levels. For the first three years, the D-18 was built with a 12-fret neck, but the banjo influence quickly added two more frets clear of the body. As a 14-fret dreadnought, the D18 and its sibling the D-28 rapidly became the guitar of choice for country, bluegrass and folk players.

Vintage
Price: $6999 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Martin D18 Dreadnought Steel String Guitar, 1975

❌SOLD❌  Martin D18 Dreadnought Steel String Guitar, 1975

The Martin D18 is a classic, and has been one of the most popular guitar designs since its mass market introduction in the early 1930’s as a comeback from the mid 1910’s models built for the Ditson company. The Dreadnought was first built by Martin as the ‘Extra Large’ Ditson Model 111, between 1919 and 1930. Ditson was a prominent American music retail chain at the time. The earliest models used a fan style bracing pattern, but by 1924 an X brace was used.

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Price: $2150 CAD

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