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Guild X-500 Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1960

Guild X-500 Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1960

Here’s a beautiful piece of functional art – from 1960, a Guild X-500 Archtop electric in original condition and very playable! The Guild Guitar company was formed in New York 1951 by jazz guitarist and musical retailer Alfred Dronge and George Mann, ex-Epiphone executive. Most of the staff were also ex-Epiphone employees who did not follow the company from New York to Philadelphia, a move sparked by a four-month strike.

Vintage
Price: $5,500.00 CAD
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Ramirez FL2 Flamenco Blanca Guitar

Ramirez FL2 Flamenco Blanca Guitar

The Ramirez FL2 Flamenco Blanca is a traditional Flamenco Blanca model, built to provide brilliant, percussive and loud rhythms at brisk tempos. This model, and its new replacement the Estudio Flamenco “Serranito” are the only ‘Student’ Flamenco guitars offered by Ramirez. Flamenco is now very professional and formalized, but is at its roots a folk style combining highly expressive, rhythmic percussion and melody using voice, dance, hand claps, finger snaps and guitars.

New
Price: $3,289.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Ramirez Model 4E Cedar Top Classical Guitar, 2001

❌SOLD❌ Ramirez Model 4E Cedar Top Classical Guitar, 2001

Here’s a Ramirez Model 4E built during 2001 with the Ramirez shop at General Margallo No. 10 in Madrid, around the block from the Tetuan subway station. A full size guitar at 650mm scale and 52mm nut width, the 4E features a Red Cedar top, Indian Rosewood for the sides, back headplate and bridge, Ebony for the fingerboard, and Spanish Cedar (Cedro) for the neck and body blocks.

Used
Price: $1,799.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Ramirez 1a Long Scale Classical Guitar Cedar Top Brazilian, 1967

❌SOLD❌ Ramirez 1a Long Scale Classical Guitar Cedar Top Brazilian, 1967

Here we have a Ramirez 1a Long Scale classical guitar built during 1967, during the ‘golden era’ of Jose Ramirez III’s leadership of the Ramirez workshop at Concepcion Jeronima No. 2 in Madrid, Spain. This well-used instrument features a long scale of 664mm or 26.14 inches, intended to provide increased volume and projection for the professional concert performer.  With Jose Ramirez III leading the workshop, this Ramirez 1a Long Scale has the initials CLL on the slipper foot. Its construction defines the tradition that countless other builders follow, with the slipper foot join integrating the sides and neck for maximum resonance and response.

Vintage
Price: $4,850.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Harrison GB Spruce Top Thinline Archtop Amber Tint, 2007

❌SOLD❌ Harrison GB Spruce Top Thinline Archtop Amber Tint, 2007

This Harrison GB Spruce top thinline archtop electric in a lovely Amber tint, built during 2008 at Harrison’s shop in Toronto, Canada. The Douglas Harrison GB  thinline archtop guitar has proven very popular with jazz guitarists. Designed with – and originally for – the late Gary Benson and built in Toronto, Ontario, the Harrison GB uses a carved solid spruce top on a chambered back. The neck has a compound radius, from 12 to 16 inches.

Used
Price: $4,299.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌Guild X150 Savoy Cutaway Single Pickup Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1961

❌SOLD❌Guild X150 Savoy Cutaway Single Pickup Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1961

The Guild X150 Savoy is a single cutaway carved Spruce top guitar, built from 1954 to 1965 in single and dual pickup (X150D) models and natural or sunburst finishes.  Currently, the new Guild Guitar company under Ren Ferguson – who ran the Gibson Acoustic shop in Bozeman –  offers the Guild A-150 Savoy model, with a neck-mount deArmond pickup.  Guild’s origins spring from the Epiphone company’s labour troubles following the death of founder Epi Stathopoulos in 1943.

Vintage
Price: $1,875.00 CAD

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