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‼️Off the Map‼️ Taylor 510E Dreadnought Steel String, 2016

‼️Off the Map‼️ Taylor 510E Dreadnought Steel String, 2016

The Taylor 510E is now discontinued, so this is one of the last ‘as new’ examples you’re likely to find. It is built on the classic Spruce top, Mahogany back and side formula that works so well for fingerstyle and flatpicking. Here, it’s paired with a slotted headstock, which increases downbearing at the nut, and hence open string sustain and separation, without increasing head pitch.

Price: $2699 CAD
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‼️Reduced‼️ C. F. Martin 000-28EC Eric Clapton Left Handed, 2013

‼️Reduced‼️ C. F. Martin 000-28EC Eric Clapton Left Handed, 2013

The C. F. Martin 000-28EC Eric Clapton is based on the 000 model, first introduced in 1902 and with a number of updates has been in continuous production. It is very similar to the later OM or Orchestra model – the two models share the same body design but, the OM has a 25.4 inch scale length compared to the 000’s 24.9 inch.

Price: $3495 CAD
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‼️Off the Map Sale‼️ Taylor 314ce Rosewood LTD Steel String, 2015

‼️Off the Map Sale‼️  Taylor 314ce Rosewood LTD Steel String, 2015

Here’s a new, old stock Taylor 314ce RW LTD – Cedar Top, Rosewood body Limited Edition – from late 2015, with full warranties and at a significant discount.   This instrument has been in its case since it arrived in our shop in late 2015.  Current versions of the Taylor 314ce use Sitka Spruce for the top and Sapele for the sides and back. The original Taylor hard shell case is included.

Price: $1999 CAD
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Alhambra Z-Nature CW EZ Student Cutaway Classical Guitar

Alhambra Z-Nature CW EZ Student Cutaway Classical Guitar

The Alhambra Z-Nature CW EZ is part of Alhambra’s Student Cutaway line, intended for advancing students who need a cutaway model for modern repertoire, or for players who want the responsiveness of a nylon string guitar with the versatility of a cutaway. The Alhambra 5P is built with quality solid and laminate woods, and here we’re seeing it with a solid Red Cedar top and laminated Mahogany for the sides, back, and solid Rosewood for the headplate and bridge.

Price: $949 CAD
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Gibson J-45 Slope Shoulder Dreadnought Sunburst, 1948

Gibson J-45 Slope Shoulder Dreadnought Sunburst, 1948

The Gibson J-45 appeared in 1942, displacing a couple of earlier models, and was hit but was itself quickly hit with wartime material restrictions. The straight bridge seen on this example used less material, and was mostly gone by 1947 in favour of the ‘belly bridge’. Some wartime examples did not have adjustable truss rods, depending on whether the shop had received or run out of their allotment of rod material. The gold Gibson decal firmly places this example to 1947 or later.   On the back of the head, there’s a small ‘Made in USA’ stamp, which indicates that this instrument was intended for export from the USA.  

Price: $9250 CAD
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Eastman E10SS Slope Shoulder Dreadnought Guitar Sunburst

Eastman E10SS Slope Shoulder Dreadnought Guitar Sunburst

The Eastman E10SS evokes the spirit of the classic spruce and mahogany slope shouldered dreadnought guitars popular with countless artists since the late 1930s. This combination of materials and body design delivers a warm, rich tone with plenty of presence and volume. It works very well as an accompaniment to a voice. Starting with the slope-shouldered dreadnought body, the Eastman E10SS pairs an solid Adirondack Spruce top on a solid Mahogany back and side set.

Price: $1500 CAD
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