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Martin D12 20 12 String Guitar Natural, 1968

Martin D12 20 12 String Guitar Natural, 1968

The Martin D12 20 was a slope shouldered, 12-fret 12 string guitar built from 1964 to 1991 with a Sitka Spruce top and Mahogany for the sides, back and neck. Here we’re looking at a Martin D12 20 dating to February of 1968 and built at the Martin plant in Nazareth, Pennsylvania. As a ’20’ model, it is very close to an ’18’ and the key differentiating component is the ‘zipper’ back strip. The top is Sitka Spruce – Adirondack Spruce had been overharvested during WW2 and it would still be decades for recovery. The sides, back, and slotted-headstock neck are Honduran Mahogany and, by the time this post-1967 guitar was built, Indian Rosewood was used for the head plate, bridge and unbound fingerboard.

Vintage
Price: $1,850.00 CAD
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Taylor 322ce 12 Fret Grand Concert Guitar Edgeburst

Taylor 322ce 12 Fret Grand Concert Guitar Edgeburst

The Taylor 322ce 12 fret is a very comfortable small bodied guitar with a dark and earthy vibe. This guitar features a Tropical mahogany top and Tasmanian Blackwood sides and back. Both wood sets have a darker complexion and the shaded edge burst finish along with the black pickguard and body binding really tie the whole package together. The Grand Concert body shape of the Taylor 322ce 12 fret is compact and comfortable but still produces a good amount of volume for a small guitar. The blackwood provides a meaty midrange with a little bit of treble sparkle and the mahogany top smooths out the overall tonal range with some natural compression.

New
Price: $3,099.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ National Model D Squareneck Mahogany, 2001

❌SOLD❌ National Model D Squareneck Mahogany, 2001

Built from around 2001 to 2010, the National Model D squareneck resophonic guitar uses a wood body and single cone with a spider bridge. The body is built with Mahogany laminate for the top, and Walnut for the back, sides and 12-fret neck. Some models used laminate Spruce for the top, but this one is laminate Mahogany.  In 2010, the Model D was replaced by the wood-bodied Smith & Young Model 11. National discontinued the Smith & Young line around 2015.

Used
Price: $1,599.99 CAD

This instrument has sold

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❌SOLD❌Mule Tricone Resonator Guitar 293 Steel, 2017

❌SOLD❌Mule Tricone Resonator Guitar 293 Steel, 2017

The Mule Tricone is a hand built instrument reflecting the very earliest National Resophonic guitar, with three cones hidden under a round cover plate. Mule guitars are built by Matt Eich and team in Saginaw, Michigan. Eich attended the Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery and after travelling and working factory jobs spent several years with Huss & Dalton.

Used
Price: $3,999.99 CAD

This instrument has sold

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Boucher HG54 M Heritage Goose Parlor 12 Fret Guitar

Boucher HG54 M Heritage Goose Parlor 12 Fret Guitar

Here is a lovely Boucher HG54 M Heritage Goose Parlor 12 Fret Guitar, built with a Torrefied Adirondack Spruce top and Indian Rosewood for the back and sides. Once a dominant guitar design, the Parlor style guitar’s popularity faded along with the banjo and the introduction of Jumbo or Dreadnought body sizes in the early 1930’s. Parlor guitars tend not to be particularly loud, but do offer even, rich tone. As more players become interested in solo finger styles, the Parlor design is becoming more attractive again and builders are offering high-quality takes, such as the Boucher HG54 M.

New
Price: $5,549.00 CAD
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Boucher JP Cormier Signature 12-Fret Guitar No.3

Boucher JP Cormier Signature 12-Fret Guitar No.3

Here is a very special Boucher JP Cormier guitar, and one of only two available to customers before it becomes a regular Signature model. The other two are owned by Boucher, and JP Cormier! Based on the Boucher HG-56 000-12FTB – the 12FTB stands for “12 Frets To Body” – the Boucher JP Cormier model adds a cutaway, an Abalone Rosette, and Koa for the back strip, body binding, and end graft. There are no electronics.

New
Price: $6,399.00 CAD
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