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Taylor 556ce 12 String Guitar, 2014

Taylor 556ce 12 String Guitar, 2014

The Taylor 556ce 12 string guitar gives a good illustration of how Taylor became one of the prominent builders of 12-strings. They sound great and play very well, but also Taylor’s unique neck joint makes the inevitable neck reset a simple matter of maintenance. Using the same type of comfortable neck profiles as their six-string guitars, but naturally a bit wider, the Taylor 556ce 12 is a breeze to play

Used
Price: $2000 CAD
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Gibson Super 400 Archtop Guitar Natural, 1948

Gibson Super 400 Archtop Guitar Natural, 1948

The Gibson Super 400 features a large body – 18 inches wide – with a solid, carved Spruce top, Figured Maple sides, solid, carved Figured Maple back and a Maple neck with, at this point, an multi-bound Ebony fingerboard. In 1949, Rosewood was used for Super 400 fingerboards. The bridge is also Ebony.   Here, the top is braced with parallel tone bars, but some years had an X brace system.  

Vintage
Price: $8250 CAD
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Gaetano Vinaccia Guitar, Naples 1829

Gaetano Vinaccia Guitar, Naples 1829

Here we’ re treated to a Gaetano Vinaccia guitar, dated to 1829 and listed as number 40, built in the Vinaccia shop in Naples. At the time, Italy was not a unified nation, with various states being under control of other neighboring empires. It was not until 1861 that Italy became a unified state under King Victor Emmanuel II. Vinaccia instruments are rare outside of museums. The 190 year old example here was restored in Holland some time ago, with a number of changes to help modernize the guitar and make it playable.

Vintage
Price: $2999.99 CAD
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Volkert Classical Cutaway Crossover Guitar, 1994

Volkert Classical Cutaway Crossover Guitar, 1994

Here we have a custom order Volkert classical, cutaway and crossover guitar, signed and dated to 1994 at the Volkert shop in Lauf an der Pegnitz. This guitar was designed for the player’s needs, which included playing Gypsy Jazz and Flamenco styles. This interesting, well built guitar has a Florentine cutaway and, very unusually for a classical, a 14-fret neck!  Because of the player’s needs, full Golpeador or Tap Plates were installed to protect the top. 

Used
Price: $1200 CAD
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‼️Reduced‼️ Alhambra 7P CW E5 Cutaway Classical Guitar, 2012

‼️Reduced‼️ Alhambra 7P CW E5 Cutaway Classical Guitar, 2012

Handcrafted using solid woods, the Alhambra 7P CW E5 Cutaway Classical features a Red Western Cedar top model paired with Indian Rosewood for the back, sides, bridge and head plate. The neck is Mahogany, with Ebony for the fingerboard and neck stiffener. Body blocks and linings are Mahogany, with Spruce for the top bracing.

Used
Price: $1350 CAD
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Yamaha SA 1200S Super Axe Sunburst, 1980

Yamaha SA 1200S Super Axe Sunburst, 1980

Here we have an original condition Yamaha SA 1200S, built during 1980 at Yamaha’s shops in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture. The Super Axe line had been built for fourteen years, and over time came to have a body shape more like a Gibson ES 3xx model. The headstocks were unique to Yamaha, and there was no risk of infringing on Gibson’s models. These were high quality instruments, with varying levels of decoration.   After 1984, SA production was moved to Taiwan. 

Vintage
Price: $1200 CAD
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