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Reduced! Julian Mario Rabaza Crossover Guitar, 1982

Reduced!   Julian Mario Rabaza Crossover Guitar, 1982

Here is a rarity for North America – a Julian Mario Rabaza Crossover guitar dating to 1982 and built at Rabaza’s shop in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Julian Mario Rabaza has been well known South American circles for decades, and mostly builds Spanish style Classical and Flamenco guitars. This example is what we would now call a ‘Crossover’ model, meaning that it has a couple of adaptations for those playing other styles – Tango and Latin Jazz for example.

Vintage
Price: $1,999.99 CAD
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Reduced! Beardsell 9C Cutaway Nylon String Guitar, 2009

Reduced!  Beardsell 9C Cutaway Nylon String Guitar, 2009

Here is an unusual guitar from one of the hotbeds of the Canadian music scene – a Beardsell 9C cutaway nylon string guitar, built during 2009 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. This model currently sells for over $8000 Canadian. Allan Beardsell has been playing and repairing guitars for the last three decades and has been dedicated to building custom instruments for the last fifteen years. His shop, Beardsell Guitars, was long ago in Toronto but is now in Winnipeg, occupying the former Gar Gilles shop, once home of Garnet amplifiers which were well known to many Canadian musicians. 

Used
Price: $4,500.00 CAD
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Sold! Fender Stratocaster HardTail Sunburst, 1978

Sold!  Fender Stratocaster HardTail Sunburst, 1978

Here we have a Fender Stratocaster HardTail, built at the Fullerton plant during 1978, during the CBS era. The HardTail version was made from 1955 until 2006, when poor sales caused Fender to drop the HardTail model. The two Stratocaster versions are very similar, but the fixed hardtail bridge model doesn’t have the large cavity routed on the back for the trem block and springs. Without that cavity and the spring components, the Fender Stratocaster HardTail tends to have a bit more sustain and note-to-note clarity and separation, as with the Telecaster. Of course, this means it does not have the ‘built-in reverb’ contributed by the springs, whether the bridge is set to trem use, or fully tightened down for tuning stability.

Vintage
Price: $2,350.00 CAD

This instrument has sold

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Taylor 214ce Plus Grand Auditorium Acoustic Guitar

Taylor 214ce Plus Grand Auditorium Acoustic Guitar

The Taylor 214ce Plus is an updated version of their excellent general purpose Grand Auditorium body shape. The narrow waist on this guitar makes it very comfortable to play particularly in a seated position where the guitar sits tighter to your body and doesn’t extend your strumming arm into a fatiguing position. The solid Sitka spruce top used on the Taylor 214ce Plus is paired with layered rosewood back and sides.

New
Price: $1,599.00 CAD
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⚌Reduced‼ Collings 01 Steel String Sunburst Guitar, 2014

⚌Reduced‼ Collings 01 Steel String Sunburst Guitar, 2014

The Collings 01 is based on the small body ‘single 0’ design introduced by C F Martin around 1898, and still a popular model in several trim and material grades. The 01 roughly maps to the 0-18, classed as a ‘Parlor Guitar’. Following a traditional pattern, the Collings 01 is built using a combination of a top grade Sitka Spruce top and braces, Mahogany for the rest of the body and neck, and Ebony for the head plate, fingerboard and bridge.

Used
Price: $3,999.99 CAD
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