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❌SOLD❌ Lakewood M53 Custom Shop Grand Concert Guitar, 2017

❌SOLD❌ Lakewood M53 Custom Shop Grand Concert Guitar, 2017

Here we’re looking at a Lakewood M53, with a Grand Concert body built using a AAAA grade German Spruce top and Cocobolo for the back, sides, rosette and head plate. The body blocks and slotted-peghead, 13-fret joint neck are Mahogany, with Ebony for the bridge and bound fingerboard; the binding is Maple and on this guitar, there are a pair of Mother of Peal Maple Leaf inlays at the twelfth fret.

Used
Price: $2999 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ National El Trovador Resophonic Guitar with Hot Plate, Mahogany, 2015

❌SOLD❌  National El Trovador Resophonic Guitar with Hot Plate, Mahogany, 2015

The National El Trovador goes back to the 1930’s wood bodied, single cone resophonic guitars by National, and this one comes with a HotPlate installed! The El Trovador uses a Mahogany laminate for the body and solid Mahogany for the neck, with a bound Ebony fingerboard. The peg head is slotted, which increases the pressure of the strings on the nut while reducing the required tip-back angle of the head.

Used
Price: $3199.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Martin 0 28 Custom Shop Steel String Guitar Natural, 2007

❌SOLD❌  Martin 0 28 Custom Shop Steel String Guitar Natural, 2007

Here we have a Martin 0 28 12-fret guitar, built during 2007 at the Martin Custom Shop in Nazareth, Pennsylvania. It features Adirondack Spruce for the top and body bracing, Indian Rosewood for the back, sides, and head plate. The neck, back bracing and body blocks are Mahogany, with Ebony for the pyramid-style bridge and ivoroid-bound fingerboard.

Used
Price: $3600 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Mark Kett 13 Fret Brazilian Rosewood 000 Body Guitar, 2010

❌SOLD❌ Mark Kett 13 Fret Brazilian Rosewood 000 Body Guitar, 2010

It’s fairly unusual to see a Mark Kett guitar for sale. His order book currently extends to 2021, so new guitars don’t appear in shops. His custom inlay work is more visible, as it appears on guitars by other builders including Sergei de Jonge, David Wren, Bourgeois Guitars, Linda Manzer, Frank Brothers, Marc Beneteau, and many others. His work was included in the ‘Group of Seven’ guitar set at the McMichael Gallery.

Used
Price: $3999 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ C F Martin 0-18K Steel String Guitar Koa, 1930

❌SOLD❌  C F Martin 0-18K Steel String Guitar Koa, 1930

Built from 1918 to 1935, the C F Martin 0-18K is a small body Koa wood guitar intended for Hawaiian music, which was very popular at the time. Another very similar version, the 0-18KH (for Hawaiian) was built between 1927 and 1928. Based on the proven ‘parlor’ size 0 body, the 0-18K used Koa for the top, sides and back, Mahogany for the neck with an unbound Ebony fingerboard and Ebony bridge. At the time this example was built – likely around November 1930, given the serial number – straight Bar frets were still used.

Vintage
Price: $4500 CAD

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Boucher Heritage Goose HG-26 000 Body 12 Fret Guitar

Boucher Heritage Goose HG-26 000 Body 12 Fret Guitar

The Boucher Heritage Goose HG-26 is based on the traditional 12 fret, 000 body design, with a slotted peghead to increase string downbearing at the nut without increasing head pitch. This helps add clarity, separation and sustain to open string notes. Here, Boucher has paired the Adirondack Red Spruce with African Bubinga. The neck is Mahogany with Ebony used for the headplate, bridge, and fingerboard.

New
Price: $4279 CAD
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