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Lowden F25c Cutaway Flat top Natural, 2002

Lowden F25c Cutaway Flat top Natural, 2002

Here’s a lovely Lowden F25c with Cedar and Indian Rosewood built during 2002 at the now-closed Lowden Guitars work shop in Newtownards, Northern Ireland.  The F25c is part of Lowden’s Original Series. Lowden Guitars began in 1974 with George Lowden reaching the decision to build professionally. Opening a shop in Groomsport, County Down, Northern Ireland. Orders grew and in 1980 his Swiss distributors sparked a five-year contract to have Lowden guitars built under license by dedicated workers at S. Yairi in Japan as a way of making these models more available.

Used
Price: $4,899.99 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Guild JF-30C Jumbo Flattop Cutaway Blonde, 1988

❌SOLD❌  Guild JF-30C Jumbo Flattop Cutaway Blonde, 1988

The Guild JF-30C is a rare bird, built in small numbers during 1988 and 1989 in Westerly, Rhode Island as a cutaway version of the 17 inch jumbo JF-30. A quirk of this example is that the label identifies it as a JC-30. Some non-cutaway JF-30 models were also identified as J-30 on the label.

Vintage
Price: $2,150.00 CAD

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Collings MF F-Style Mandolin Dark Satin Burst 2016

Collings MF F-Style Mandolin Dark Satin Burst 2016

The Collings MF is a visually simplified yet extremely high quality instrument, based on the classic F style carved top and back mandolins from the early years of the Twentieth Century. Building in Austin, Texas, Collings produces very well built guitars and mandolins, and their nitrocellulose lacquer finish quality is second to none.

Used
Price: $5,000.00 CAD
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Huss and Dalton FS Steel String Guitar Natural, 2010

Huss and Dalton FS Steel String Guitar Natural, 2010

While the majority of the guitars we see are based on historically established designs, models like the Huss and Dalton FS break newer ground in adapting to modern player requirements. Here we’re looking at a Huss and Dalton FS, cutaway for upper register access, with Spruce top, Indian Rosewood back and sides, Mahogany neck with bound Ebony fingerboard, and Ebony bridge.

Used
Price: $5,250.00 CAD
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Gibson Keb’ Mo’ “3.0” 12-Fret J-45 Vintage Sunburst, 2022

Gibson Keb’ Mo’ “3.0” 12-Fret J-45 Vintage Sunburst,  2022

Launched in late 2022 an Artist series model, the Gibson “3.0” 12-Fret J-45 modifies the classic round-shoulder workhorse design. The “3.0” refers to this being the third Gibson Artist model for Keb’ ‘Mo. This model is a recent introduction, and this Gibson Keb’ Mo’ “3.0” 12-Fret J-45 is an early example, dating to December 02 2022; its QC check card is dated December 09 2022. It is in very good, clean condition with very light play wear and negligible fret wear.

Vintage
Price: $3,850.00 CAD
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SOLD Larrivee OM-40 Walnut Natural, 2015

SOLD Larrivee OM-40 Walnut Natural, 2015

The Larrivee OM-40 Walnut, built on Larrivee’s OM pattern, is part of the Legacy series that reflects traditional design aesthetics. As an OM, it delivers a full well balanced tone with great representation throughout the harmonic range. Walnut delivers brightness with a warm mid-range tone, between Mahogany and Rosewood.

Used
Price: $2,100.00 CAD

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