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Taylor 526ce Mahogany Top Steel String Guitar, 2014

Taylor 526ce Mahogany Top Steel String Guitar, 2014

Now discontinued, the Taylor 526ce Mahogany Top steel string guitar has featured both Venetian (rounded) and Florentine (sharp) cutaways over its life. Dating to June 18 2014, this Taylor 526ce is in very good, original condition with only very minor wear. At the time this guitar was built, the 526ce model sported a single layer black pickguard, ivoroid binding and a uniform brown tint finish without edge-shading.

Used
Price: $2,800.00 CAD
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Taylor 416ce Ovangkol Grand Symphony Natural, 2011

Taylor 416ce Ovangkol Grand Symphony Natural, 2011

Here we have a Taylor 416ce Ovangkol built during 2011, with a Sitka Spruce top, Venetian-cutaway Grand Symphony body and the Expression System pickup and preamp set. This model was introduced in 2011 and discontinued around 2017. One of the last list prices for a new 416ce was US$2399.

Used
Price: $1,200.00 CAD
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⚌Reduced‼ Gibson ES350 Electric Archtop Sunburst 1951

⚌Reduced‼  Gibson ES350 Electric Archtop Sunburst 1951

Here’s a real beauty – a Gibson ES350 Electric Archtop built during 1951 at the historic Parsons Street shop in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The ES-350 was built from 1947 to 1956, and for 1957 received a thinner body and new name – the ES-350T, the T standing for Thinline.   This model was played extensively by top artists like Barney Kessel, Chuck Berry, B B King and Tal Farlow. At its 1947 introduction, the Gibson ES350 was named the ‘ES-350 Premiere’ and was a full body, single cutaway archtop with a single P-90 pickup in the neck position. For 1949, it received a second pickup. Construction was typical of Gibson’s electric archtop production, with Laminate Maple for the top, sides and back, part of an attempt to reduce feedback at stage volumes.

Vintage
Price: $7,995.00 CAD
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Gibson Custom Le Grande Archtop Electric Natural, 2008

Gibson Custom Le Grande Archtop Electric Natural, 2008

Here is a rare beauty – a Gibson Custom Le Grande archtop electric model from 2008, the successor to the classic Johnny Smith model built from 1961 to 1989. The Le Grande made its debut in 1993 and while it hasn’t appeared on Gibson’s website or catalog since around 2010, is still available on special order. The ‘stock’ finish is a Vintage Sunburst, with the Natural finish seen here as an extra-cost option. Always intended for the serious professional guitarist and never in mass production, the Gibson Custom Le Grande features a 17 inch wide body with carved, solid Sitka Spruce top, carved solid and highly figured Maple back and figured maple sides.

Used
Price: $14,999.99 CAD
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Taylor 322ce 12 Fret Grand Concert Guitar Edgeburst

Taylor 322ce 12 Fret Grand Concert Guitar Edgeburst

The Taylor 322ce 12 fret is a very comfortable small bodied guitar with a dark and earthy vibe. This guitar features a Tropical mahogany top and Tasmanian Blackwood sides and back. Both wood sets have a darker complexion and the shaded edge burst finish along with the black pickguard and body binding really tie the whole package together. The Grand Concert body shape of the Taylor 322ce 12 fret is compact and comfortable but still produces a good amount of volume for a small guitar. The blackwood provides a meaty midrange with a little bit of treble sparkle and the mahogany top smooths out the overall tonal range with some natural compression.

New
Price: $3,099.00 CAD
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Taylor 414ce R Grand Auditorium Guitar Rosewood

Taylor 414ce R Grand Auditorium Guitar Rosewood

The Taylor 414ce R is built around the popular Grand Auditorium shape which has delighted players with an array of sonic possibilities. This body shape handles everything from light fingerstyle to heavier strumming and flatpicking. The classic wood pairing of Sitka spruce and Indian rosewood used on the Taylor 414ce R provides a complex yet balanced sound.

New
Price: $3,549.00 CAD
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