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William Laskin Classical Guitar, 2003

William Laskin Classical Guitar, 2003

This William Laskin classical guitar with Laskin armrest was built in Toronto during 2003 with Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood. This custom ordered guitar features Celtic Knot decorations on the headstock, fifth and seventh frets, using engraved Copper, Marcasite, and Mother of Pearl. In addition to the Knot markings, there’s a discreetly small copper triangle inlaid on the edge of the fingerboard marking the seventh fret.

Used
Price: $4950 CAD
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Harald Petersen Model C Classical Guitar, 1971

Harald Petersen Model C Classical Guitar, 1971

Here we have a Harald Petersen Model C classical guitar, dated to 1971 – this was two years after Harald’s death, this guitar was completed by his sons. The label indicates this, not bearing Harald’s signature – it reads “Ta PH Petersen”. Following the Hauser style, it pairs a Spruce top with Indian Rosewood for the back,sides, bridge and body binding, with Mahogany for the neck and Ebony for the fingerboard.

Vintage
Price: $2150 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 D35 Dreadnought Steel String Guitar, 2002

Sold! Martin D35 Dreadnought Steel String Guitar, 2002

The Martin D35 appeared in 1965 as builders adapted to changing Brazilian Rosewood supplies; the D35’s three piece back used panels too small for a two-piece back. By 1969, Martin had officially stopped use of Brazilian, though some occasionally appeared on D35’s as late as 1973, in favour of Indian Rosewood. Despite a false start – the earliest models had overly-braced backs that reduced volume – the Martin D35’s warm yet crisp tone rapidly gained popularity with bluegrass, country and folk guitarists, and singer-songwriters.

Used
Price: $2700 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.

Vintage
Price: $2150 CAD

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Taylor 812ce 12 Fret Cutaway Steel String

Taylor 812ce 12 Fret Cutaway Steel String

The Taylor 812ce 12 Fret Cutaway Steel String is a very good sounding guitar and demonstrates the added projection and sustain from the new V-Class bracing pattern.  Starting from the Grand Concert design, a soft Venetian cutaway is added, and the body is built using a Sitka Spruce top paired with traditional Indian Rosewood for the back and sides.  The 12-fret neck is Mahogany, with Ebony used for the headplate, bridge,  and bound fingerboard. 

New
Price: $5199 CAD
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