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Martin D-18 Dreadnought Steel String Guitar

Martin D-18 Dreadnought Steel String Guitar

The Martin D-18 is the classic, quintessential bluegrass and fingerstyle guitar. It’s got everything needed – balanced tone with deep lows and sparkling highs, clarity and separation, instant response to pick or finger attack, and volume. Today’s Martin D-18 Dreadnought features a sleek, modern low profile for enhanced playability. The D-18 adds a Sitka spruce top to the mahogany back and sides and along with the forward shifted scalloped bracing produces a sound that is warm, punchy and clear. Perfect for the intermediate and advanced player looking for understated looks and timeless tone.

New
Price: $3,779.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Gibson 1936 Advanced Jumbo Vintage Sunburst, 2013

❌SOLD❌   Gibson 1936 Advanced Jumbo Vintage Sunburst, 2013

This is a treat – from the 2013 Historic Collection, what is now described as the Gibson 1936 Advanced Jumbo in Vintage Sunburst!  This model saw a very limited production run of perhaps 50 guitars during 2013. Initially introduced in 1936 and built until 1940, the Gibson Advanced Jumbo is a round or ‘slope’ shouldered dreadnought guitar with Red Spruce – also known as Adirondack Spruce – and Rosewood for the sides and back.

Used
Price: $2,999.99 CAD

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Eastman DT30D Double Top Dreadnought

Eastman DT30D Double Top Dreadnought

We’re happy to present the Eastman DT30D Double Top, part of Eastman’s new line of double-top steel string guitars – a technology that till now has mostly been limited to high end classical instruments. The double top concept aims to allow a very thin, light and responsive top but with superior strength and stiffness. Here, thin layers of Sitka Spruce are bonded to a honeycomb Nomex core. Nomex is a Kevlar polymer and helps provide significant improvements in stiffness to weight ratios.

New
Price: $0.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌Gibson J45 Slope Shoulder Dreadnought Sunburst, 1963

❌SOLD❌Gibson J45 Slope Shoulder Dreadnought Sunburst, 1963

he Gibson J45 Slope Shouldered dreadnought, or Jumbo, was introduced in 1942 to replace the J-35, which had been built since 1936. It has remained in production ever since, and its rich warm tones make it a great match with a singer. Intended as a ‘working man’s guitar’, the Gibson J43 Slope Shouldered model was very similar to the J-35, but for the most part has stiffer, stronger and taller bracing shifted slightly back from the soundhole and a rounded neck profile.

Vintage
Price: $4,999.99 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Gibson J-45 Slope Shoulder Dreadnought, 1949

❌SOLD❌ Gibson J-45 Slope Shoulder Dreadnought, 1949

The Gibson J-45 Slope Shoulder Dreadnought is one of the classic American guitars, built for the working or aspiring musician. It’s not fancy, but delivers exactly what it needs to. Warm and full sounding, this model has long been a favourite for singer-songwriters. The round upper bouts or shoulders differentiate the design from Martin’s square-shoulder ‘D’line, though the first incarnations of that model also had round shoulders.

Vintage
Price: $6,500.00 CAD

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SOLD!!! Collings CJ-35 GSB Slope Shoulder Dreadnought

SOLD!!! Collings CJ-35 GSB Slope Shoulder Dreadnought

This is a brand new Collings CJ-35, this one a GSB – sporting a German Spruce top and Sunburst finish! Collings guitars are among the finest available anywhere. The Collings CJ-35 elevates the classic slope-shoulder dreadnought design, pairing a Spruce top with Mahogany for the sides, back and neck, to its apex. These are wonderful instruments, with the best materials available and impeccable build and finish quality.

New
Price: $0.00 USD

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