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⚌Reduced‼ Neil Hebert Classical Guitar Brazilian Rosewood, 1986

⚌Reduced‼  Neil Hebert Classical Guitar Brazilian Rosewood, 1986

Here is a rarity, a Neil Hebert classical guitar built in Montreal during 1986, with Cedar top and Brazilian Rosewood for the back, sides and headplate.  Neil Hebert retired some years ago, and was a highly respected builder while active. Unfortunately there isn’t a lot of information available about him, though he does get a mention in the Canadian Encyclopedia under ‘Guitar’.

Used
Price: $4,500.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Bruce Haines Classical Guitar, Ziricote 2019

❌SOLD❌ Bruce Haines Classical Guitar, Ziricote 2019

After our brief break, we’ll start off with a new Bruce Haines classical guitar, using an AAA grade Englemann Spruce top and a lovely Ziricote set for the back and sides. This lovely Bruce Haines classical guitar is built in the traditional Spanish style.  The sides and neck integrated via the ‘slipper heel’.  With this method, the sides slot into the the heel for unified construction and greater transmission of vibration. The top is AAA grade Engelmann Spruce. The neck and solid, non-kerfed linings are Honduran Mahogany.  The body bindings are Ebony with Alaskan Cedar purflings.  

New
Price: $3,250.00 CAD

This instrument has sold

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❌SOLD❌ James Frieson Flamenco Guitar, 1989

❌SOLD❌ James Frieson Flamenco Guitar, 1989

Here we have a rarity – a James Frieson Flamenco guitar, built while Frieson was working in his native Canada. He currently builds spectacular guitars in Hokkaido, Japan, and is one of, if not the only Western builder in that area.  Frieson began building in 1972 and soon met South American luthier Olivo Espin, and worked with him for five years, developing his skill and knowledge. 

Used
Price: $1,800.00 CAD

This instrument has sold

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❌SOLD❌ Conde Hermanos Classical Guitar, 1992

❌SOLD❌  Conde Hermanos Classical Guitar, 1992

Here we have a Conde Hermanos classical guitar built during 1992, with a Spruce top and Indian Rosewood for the back, sides, headplate and bridge. The guitar is constructed in the typical Spanish style, with the ‘slipper heel’ integrating the neck, sides and back. The neck is Spanish Cedar with an Ebony fingerboard. Schaller tuners with gold finish and faux pearl buttons are installed at the head and work well.

Used
Price: $1,599.99 CAD

This instrument has sold

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