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❌SOLD❌ Gibson Eric Church Hummingbird Dark, 2018

❌SOLD❌   Gibson Eric Church Hummingbird Dark, 2018

Launched in 2016, the Gibson Eric Church Hummingbird Dark is based on the classic square-shouldered Hummingbird model. The Hummingbird has long been a favourite for singer-songwriters and has appeared on countless stages and recordings. Currently, this model is listed with Eric Church started writing songs at age 13 and has been performing as a Country artist since high school. He’s had a string of albums and hits, and has performed at the Opry several times, first in 2006.

Used
Price: $4,500.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Martin D-41 Dreadnought Natural, 2000

❌SOLD❌  Martin D-41 Dreadnought Natural, 2000

Here we have a fairly rare item; though the Martin D-41 is a production model, they are not common and delivery times for new models can be lengthy. This example dates to August of 2000 and was built at Nazareth, PA.
The Martin D-41 is based on the classic, proven square-shouldered Martin Dreadnought design, and carries the ’41’ grade appointments- abalone for the purfling around the soundhole and top but not the fingerboard tag, C. F. Martin logo and hexagonal position markers.

Used
Price: $5,100.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Gibson SJ Round Shoulder Dreadnought Sunburst, 1957

❌SOLD❌  Gibson SJ Round Shoulder Dreadnought Sunburst, 1957

Making their appearances in 1942, the Gibson SJ Round Shoulder Dreadnought, and the classic J-45 share much and their differences are largely cosmetic. Responding to the increasing demand for larger and louder guitars at the close of the Depression and start of WW2, the Gibson SJ Round Shoulder dreadnought – the Southern Jumbo – and the J-45 immediately met a positive reaction.

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❌SOLD❌ Gibson SJ Long Scale Square Shoulder Dreadnought Sunburst, 1968

❌SOLD❌ Gibson SJ Long Scale Square Shoulder Dreadnought Sunburst, 1968

The Gibson SJ Long Scale, Square Shoulder Dreadnought was a variation on the classic SJ model built for a short time around 1968 as Gibson competed with Martin. The classic SJ first appeared in 1942 as a replacement for the J-55, an ‘upscale’ version of the J-45. This was originally a ‘slope’ or round-shouldered dreadnought with a 24.75 inch scale length in either sunburst or natural finish. The natural-top SJN version was renamed to the ‘Country Western’ from 1955 to 1960, and then back to SJN. In 1962, it was renamed again to ‘SJN Country Western’.

Vintage
Price: $2,999.99 CAD

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Huss & Dalton DM Mahogany Dreadnought

Huss & Dalton DM Mahogany Dreadnought

This is a beautiful brand new Huss & Dalton DM mahogany dreadnought, a great guitar following the traditional pattern of Mahogany D style guitars. Established in 1995,  Huss & Dalton began when Jeff Huss and Mark Dalton had the idea to build the guitar they wanted to play. While always appreciating the traditional design, both had a vision of a guitar that paid  homage to tradition while incorporating improvements in the structural design and cosmetics of the steel string guitar.

New
Price: $3,875.00 USD
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❌SOLD❌ Gibson Dove Natural Top Square Shoulder Dreadnought, 1975

❌SOLD❌ Gibson Dove Natural Top Square Shoulder Dreadnought, 1975

In 1963 the Gibson Dove Natural Top was second from the top of the Gibson catalog, with a square shouldered dreadnought body and distinctive hand painted and inlaid pickguard.    The Dove first appeared in 1962 with a cherry sunburst finish. Until the 1960 Hummingbird, Gibson dreadnought acoustics used a round or ‘slope’ shouldered design, differentiating it from the square-shouldered Martin design. The classic J-45 has been a prime example of the slope shoulder, though it too shifted to square-shouldered in 1968 (and was discontinued in 1982; when reintroduced in 1984 it was again slope-shouldered).

Vintage
Price: $3,299.99 CAD

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