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Waterloo WLK TR Shaded Top

Waterloo WLK TR Shaded Top

The Waterloo WLK TR reproduces a rare, lightweight and responsive depression-era guitar built by Gibson under the Kel Kroydon name from 1930 to 1933. These models are built by Collings at their shop in Austin, Texas. An exceptional instrument, the Waterloo WLK TR features a Spruce top and bracing with Mahogany for the back, sides, body blocks and neck, with an Indian Rosewood 12-fret fingerboard and Ebony bridge.

New
Price: $2,800.00 CAD
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Waterloo WL14 XTR Boot Burst Edition

Waterloo WL14 XTR Boot Burst Edition

The Waterloo WL14 XTR is built in the Collings shop in Austin, Texas and hearkens back to the guitars used by thousands of players in the 1930s and 1940s. The WL-14 is the flagship model of the Waterloo guitar line and the inspiration that started it all. Keeping true to the design and style of the era, the WL-14 is available in “ladder” bracing (L) as well as “X” bracing (X). The ladder bracing option provides woody and open tone, with midrange honk that’s perfect for fingerstyle blues. The “X” braced version retains tighter focus and balance across the tonal range.

New
Price: $2,700.00 CAD
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Ramirez Conservatorio Spruce Top Classical Guitar, 2014

Ramirez Conservatorio Spruce Top Classical Guitar, 2014

The Ramirez Conservatorio Spruce Top classical guitar is near the top of the semi-professional line for Ramirez, with a unique violin-type approach to the top and back attachment, without the use of linings! It is rare for us to see a used  Ramirez Conservatorio Spruce Top  model, and we’re pleased to offer it at a significant reduction from its original price, as described in our original posting on this model. 

Used
Price: $4,250.00 CAD
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Gibson Custom Le Grande Archtop Electric Natural, 2008

Gibson Custom Le Grande Archtop Electric Natural, 2008

Here is a rare beauty – a Gibson Custom Le Grande archtop electric model from 2008, the successor to the classic Johnny Smith model built from 1961 to 1989. The Le Grande made its debut in 1993 and while it hasn’t appeared on Gibson’s website or catalog since around 2010, is still available on special order. The ‘stock’ finish is a Vintage Sunburst, with the Natural finish seen here as an extra-cost option. Always intended for the serious professional guitarist and never in mass production, the Gibson Custom Le Grande features a 17 inch wide body with carved, solid Sitka Spruce top, carved solid and highly figured Maple back and figured maple sides.

Used
Price: $14,999.99 CAD
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Huss & Dalton L-13 Standard Rosewood Sunburst

Huss & Dalton L-13 Standard Rosewood Sunburst

Here we have a Huss & Dalton L-13 Standard in Rosewood, based on the classic Nick Lucas models made by Gibson from 1927 to 1938. The L-13 is part of the Huss & Dalton Crossroads line. Featuring a Sitka Spruce top and here with Indian Rosewood for the sides and back, the Huss & Dalton L-13 Standard is also available with Mahogany for the sides and back, while the L-13 Deluxe uses figured Maple and sunburst on the back as well as the top.

New
Price: $5,975.00 CAD
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GW Barry Concert LH CW Brazilian Rosewood, 2017

GW Barry Concert LH CW Brazilian Rosewood, 2017

This GW Barry Concert LH features a Bearclaw Sitka Spruce top paired with a lovely Brazilian Rosewood set for the sides, back and head plate. This guitar was built during 2017 at GW Barry’s shop in Toronto, Canada. High quality, high end and hand built Left Handed guitars are not very common, so it is a treat to see this fantastic piece from Toronto luthier G W Barry.  Barry has been building for over 35 years, including a five year working apprenticeship with Jean Larrivee.

Used
Price: $7,000.00 CAD
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