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Gibson Golden Axe Explorer, Gold Burst, 2013

Gibson Golden Axe Explorer, Gold Burst, 2013

Here is an unusual guitar – a Gibson Golden Axe Explorer, built during 2013 at the Gibson Nashville plant and sporting a pair of LACE™ Nitro Hemi humbucker pickups! Originally built for Bill Kelliher of Mastodon, the Gibson Golden Axe Explorer is based on the classic Explorer design. The body is solid Mahogany, with a Mahogany neck topped with a Rosewood fingerboard. Unlike typical Explorer models, the body and neck are both bound.

Used
Price: $2,999.99 CAD
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Martin 00 16E Granadillo Steel String Guitar

Martin 00 16E Granadillo Steel String Guitar

The new Martin 00 16E model starts from the classic 00, or Grand Concert body size, but in place of Mahogany or Indian Rosewood for the back and sides uses Granadillo. Granadillo is also known as Mexican Rosewood or Platymiscium Yucatanum. In Central and South America, it’s often used under the name Macacauba for musical instruments. Its density and hardness help it deliver a bit more top end than true Rosewoods, but still has bottom end and warmth.

New
Price: $2,299.00 CAD
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Collings MF Mandolin Satin Burst, 2019

Collings MF Mandolin Satin Burst, 2019

Based on the classic F style carved top and back mandolins from the early years of the Twentieth Century, the Collings MF mandolin is a visually simplified but extremely high quality instrument. Building in Austin, Texas, Collings produces very well built guitars and mandolins, and their nitrocellulose lacquer finish quality is second to none. The Collings MF pairs a carved Adirondack Spruce top with Eastern Flame Maple for the neck, sides, and carved back.

Used
Price: $5,350.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Gibson Les Paul Classic Honey Burst 2008

❌SOLD❌  Gibson Les Paul Classic Honey Burst 2008

Here’s a lovely Gibson Les Paul Classic in a Honey Burst finish, built during 2008 and with a ‘1960’ stamped creme pickguard. Built to refer to the 1960 version of the Les Paul Standard, the Les Paul Classic features a slim taper neck and nine-hole weight relief, bringing the guitar to a surprisingly comfortable weight. Aside from the weight relief, the Les Paul Classic follows the usual pattern of a lightly figured Maple cap on a Mahogany back, set Mahogany neck and bound Indian Rosewood fingerboard.

Used
Price: $1,750.00 CAD

This instrument has sold

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❌SOLD❌ Collings MF5 F-Style Mandolin Sunburst 2012

❌SOLD❌ Collings MF5 F-Style Mandolin Sunburst 2012

Here we’re looking at a Collings MF5 built during 2012 at the Collings shop in Austin, Texas. It features a hand-carved and voiced Red or Adirondack Spruce top paired with a spectacular hand carved, bookmatched Flame Maple back and matching sides. The neck is also Maple, with a bound Ebony fingerboard, Ebony headplate and bridge. The Mother of Pearl inlays are restrained- a small ‘Flourish’ decoration on the head plate, and dot markers on the fingerboard. The body is bound top and back, as is the fingerboard and top surface of the head stock.

Used
Price: $7,500.00 CAD

This instrument has sold

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❌SOLD❌ Collings MT Mandolin Blonde Top, 2018

❌SOLD❌ Collings MT Mandolin Blonde Top, 2018

This Collings MT, built during 2018 in Austin, Texas, features a custom Blonde finished, Engelmann Spruce top that very nicely matches its binding. An Eastern Flamed Maple for the carved back and sides, and Ebony for the fingerboard, bridge and head plate. The metal hardware is nickel plated. Collings is now using a combination of highly skilled hand fret work and PLEK system levelling, with a very positive result.

Used
Price: $2,650.00 CAD

This instrument has sold

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