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Thomas Ribbecke Halfling Archtop Guitar Red Sunburst 2009

Thomas Ribbecke Halfling Archtop Guitar Red Sunburst 2009

This 2009 Thomas Ribbecke Halfling archtop guitar was built especially for the 2009 Montreal Guitar Show, as an entry into the Red Collection grouping. It’s built with a carved Spruce top, carved Spalted Flame Maple back and matching sides, and Maple neck with an unbound Ebony fingerboard. The neck is a multi-scale with the center of its length being about 26 inches. There’s a large round soundhole on the top located on the upper bass bout next to the fingerboard and Bartolini pickup. Ebony is used for other components including the bridge, pickguard, tailpiece and truss rod cover. Mother of Pearl is used for the headstock Ribbecke and Halfling logos.

Price: $18999.99 CAD
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Mario Beauregard SJ Steel String Guitar, 2008

Mario Beauregard SJ Steel String Guitar, 2008

Mario Beauregard SJ Steel String Guitar, 2008

Price: $12850 CAD
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SOLD! Second Life MasterClone Banjo 2014

SOLD!  Second Life MasterClone Banjo 2014

Banjo-maker Carl Arcand routinely restores older banjos to give them a ‘second life’ from his Eastern Townships shop in Ulverton, Quebec. This fine example Second Life MasterClone Banjo is still archived on his site. This instrument is assumed to be based on a 60s or 70s Gibson TB-250 ‘donor-banjo’ pot with flathead bronze tone ring and fitted to an Arcand handmade replica neck. The resurrection work was completed and the banjo first sold in 2014. This Second Life MasterClone Banjo is certainly equal or superior to any 70’s original Gibson. It is what we would call a RB-250 Mastertone “clone” banjo or “Master-Clone” banjo.

Price: $1850 CAD

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SOLD!!! Sergei de Jonge 630mm Classical Guitar, 2007

SOLD!!! Sergei de Jonge 630mm Classical Guitar, 2007

This classical guitar was built during 2007 at the current de Jonge shop in Chelsea, Quebec. It is a smaller scale model, with 630mm scale length and 50mm nut. The top is lattice-braced Spruce, and the sides, back, headplate and bridge are Indian Rosewood. The neck is Mahogany with an Ebony fingerboard. Tuners are Gotoh models, satin gold plated with marbled plastic buttons. There is one dot position marker on the fingerboard bass edge, at the 7th fret. The neck is not attached in the traditional Spanish style, where it is mated to the sides, but instead there is some sort of tenon or dovetail joint.

Price: $5950 CAD

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SOLD!!! Michael Greenfield G-1 Cutaway Steel String Guitar Brazilian, 2002

SOLD!!! Michael Greenfield G-1 Cutaway Steel String Guitar Brazilian, 2002

The Greenfield G-1 is a very responsive guitar, quick to react to even the lightest touch and lends itself to many different styles of music. It has a very focused yet open sound with a tight responsive bass, transparent mids and thick, clear, ringing highs. Primarily intended as a fingerstyle guitar, it is also superb for light strumming or acoustic jazz.

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SOLD!!! Godin 5th Avenue Jazz Archtop Electric Guitar Natural, 2013

SOLD!!! Godin 5th Avenue Jazz Archtop Electric Guitar Natural, 2013

The Godin 5th Avenue Jazz is aimed squarely at the jazz guitarist using amplfiication, using an arched, laminated top and back with a single neck-mount mini humbucker. The design is classic and straight ahead.

Price: $1325 CAD

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