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William Laskin 7 String Classical Guitar, 1980

William Laskin 7 String Classical Guitar, 1980

Built in 1980 at his Toronto shop, this William Laskin 7-string classical is in excellent condition, and plays well. Showing a clear influence of his work with Jean Larrivee – Laskin was Larrivee’s first apprentice in 1970 – this guitar features a sharp Florentine cutaway body built with German Spruce and Indian Rosewood, with Mahogany for the neck and Ebony for the bridge and fingerboard. The headplate is also Indian Rosewood.

Price: $5000 CAD
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William Laskin 7 String Acoustic Guitar, 1992

William Laskin 7 String Acoustic Guitar, 1992

William Laskin is very well known for the creativity and quality of his inlay work. Here, a stag or buck – a male deer with antlers is depicted between frets 11 and 18, in a mixture of engraved woods and, it appears, ivory for the antlers. This guitar is old enough that small amounts of ivory were still used, and here appears in the nut, saddle, sliding nut components, and the inlaid antlers.

Price: $11500 CAD
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Collings D2H Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar, 1997

Collings D2H Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar, 1997

Based on one of the most successful guitar designs, the Collings D2H dreadnought pairs a Sitka Spruce top with Indian Rosewood for the back and sides, dressed with Herringbone purfling.Collings quality is as good as it gets for any production guitar. Top grade woods are expertly joined and Collings has completely mastered the art of lacquer finishing.

Price: $3749 CAD
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Oskar Graf Cedar Top Classical Guitar, 1997

Oskar Graf Cedar Top Classical Guitar, 1997

This Oskar Graf Cedar Top, Indian Rosewood classical guitar was built during 1997 at Graf’s shop in Clarendon, Ontario and demonstrates his high level of skill. Graf now builds north of Kingston, in Westport, Ontario.Born in Berlin, Oskar Graf has been building instruments since 1970 and is very highly regarded; his guitars are used by many top players. His brother Jurgen also builds high quality classical guitar tuning gears.

Price: $4500 CAD
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Sold! Gibson J-50 Koa Round Shoulder Dreadnought, 2007

Sold!   Gibson J-50 Koa Round Shoulder Dreadnought, 2007

This Gibson J-50 Koa dates to July 12th, 2007 and was built at the Gibson Acoustic plant in scenic Bozeman, Montana, during the period when Ren Ferguson oversaw the workshops. This model appears to have been produced as a limited edition, until the Koa supply on hand ran out. Several other models were also built with Koa around this time.

Price: $2299.99 CAD

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Santa Cruz D Model Guitar Natural, 2012

Santa Cruz D Model Guitar Natural, 2012

Here we’re looking at a Santa Cruz D model built during 2012 in Santa Cruz, California. This guitar features a Sitka Spruce top paired with Indian Rosewood for the back, sides and headp plate. The bridge and bound fingerboard are Ebony, and the neck and body blocks are Mahogany. This example is in overall good clean condition, with minor wear. There is a small mark below the ‘belly’ of the bridge, possibly from an errant string change.

Price: $3700 CAD
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