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Gurian JM Jumbo Mahogany Steel String Guitar, 1979

Gurian JM Jumbo Mahogany Steel String Guitar, 1979

During the 1970s Michael Gurian built many guitars like this Gurian JM, or Jumbo Mahogany guitar, from his factory in Hinsdale, New Hampshire. However a devastating fire in 1979, and the rising tide of synthesizer music forced Gurian to fold in 1981 as far as building guitars was concerned. The Gurian JM or Jumbo Mahogany is a large body guitar, Gurian’s largest, but is more akin to an OM or Classical guitar than a traditional Jumbo steel string like the Gibson J-200. As the name suggests, the JM uses Mahogany for the back, sides and neck, with Sitka Spruce for the top.

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Price: $1800 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Larrivee OM 09K Koa Steel String Guitar, 1996

❌SOLD❌  Larrivee OM 09K Koa Steel String Guitar, 1996

The Larrivee OM 09K is the Koa version of the normally Rosewood bodied OM-09 Artist model, based on the classic Orchestra Model design dating back to the late 1920s. This body design originated with Martin, and is very similar to the 000 models, but the OM has a longer scale length – 25.5 inches compared to the 000’s 24.9 inches. This increases brightness, clarity and volume. The OM body also produces a well balanced tonal representation throughout the spectrum.

Used
Price: $2300 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Martin D 28 Dreadnought Steel String Guitar, 2012

❌SOLD❌  Martin D 28 Dreadnought Steel String Guitar, 2012

This particular Martin D 28 was built during 2012 as part of the Standard Series at the Martin plant in Nazareth, Pennsylvania. It is in overall good condition. It has been well cared for but has been used as intended, so there is honest play wear in the usual locations. In particular, there is some pick wear to the top finish on the treble side of the fingerboard tag.   There is also light to moderate fret wear in the lower positions.   

Used
Price: $2100 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ C F Martin Custom Shop 000 Guitar, Guatemalan Rosewood, 2015

❌SOLD❌ C F Martin Custom Shop 000 Guitar, Guatemalan Rosewood, 2015

Here’s something special – a C F Martin Custom Shop 000 body guitar, custom built with an Adirondack Spruce top and a spectacular set of Guatemalan Rosewood for the back and sides.

Used
Price: $5500 CAD

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C. F. Martin 000-18 Steel String Guitar, 1948

C. F. Martin 000-18 Steel String Guitar, 1948

The very first C. F. Martin 000-18 steel string guitar appeared in 1904 with a Maple body, and was built using Mahogany for the body in small numbers until 1926, when 224 were sold. Annual production stayed in the mid-hundreds until 1972, when 650 were built.The C. F. Martin 000-18 string guitar is closely related to the OM or Orchestra Model. They key difference is scale length; the 000 has a 24.9 inch scale length, and the OM a 25.4 inch scale.

Vintage
Price: $7999.99 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Yamaha GC20A Grand Concert Brazilian Classical, 1982

❌SOLD❌ Yamaha GC20A Grand Concert Brazilian Classical, 1982

The Yamaha GC20A was built as part of Yamaha’s Grand Concert line, reflecting their desire to create top quality classical guitars. This effort was made with the assistance of celebrated Spanish luthier Eduardo Ferrer, who travelled to Japan repeatedly to instruct and supervise a small group of Yamaha craftsmen.

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Price: $1250 CAD

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