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Martin D12-35 12 Fret Round Shoulder Dreadnought, 1975 (No Longer Available)

Martin D12-35 12 Fret Round Shoulder Dreadnought, 1975 (No Longer Available)

Introduced in 1965, and no longer in production, the Martin D12-35 12-fret was the 12-string version of the classic Martin D35, visually notable for its three section Rosewood back. This Martin D12-35 example dates to 1975 and pairs a Sitka Spruce top with Indian Rosewood for the sides, three-piece back, bridge plate, and thin headstock veneer.

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Price: $2,600.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Ibanez GB10 George Benson Model Sunburst, 2005

❌SOLD❌   Ibanez GB10 George Benson Model Sunburst, 2005

This Ibanez GB10 George Benson model was built during 2005 for Ibanez by FujiGen Gakki at Matsumoto in the Nagano province of Japan. While most of the GB10’s have been built by FujiGen, during the 1980’s some were built by Terada. The Ibanez George Benson GB10 has been in production since 1977 along with other versions of the model, and they are as practical as when introduced.

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Price: $3,000.00 CAD

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⚌Reduced‼ Fender Stratocaster Natural Finish, 1977

⚌Reduced‼ Fender Stratocaster Natural Finish, 1977

This Fender Stratocaster Natural, has an Ash body with Maple neck and was built during 1977 in Fullerton California and with a few period modifications – a brass nut and saddles, and EMG pickups. During the 1970’s and 1980’s, many players sought new ways to customize their instruments for new sounds and capabilities, and this led to the proliferation of third-party parts and pickup suppliers.

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Price: $2,750.00 CAD $3,250.00 CAD
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Gibson EH-500 Skylark Lap Steel Guitar Natural Korina, 1962

Gibson EH-500 Skylark Lap Steel Guitar Natural Korina, 1962

The Gibson EH-500 Skylark, built from 1956 to 1968, was built in the waning days of the popularity of Hawaiian music; the EH stands for Electric Hawaiian in the same way that the ES designation stands for Electric Spanish. In 1968, Gibson ceased production of not only the Skylark, but their entire line of steel guitars.

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Price: $1,250.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Heritage H-575 Archtop Electric Antique Natural, 1989

❌SOLD❌  Heritage H-575 Archtop Electric Antique Natural, 1989

The Heritage H-575, built at the historic Parsons Street plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan takes visual cues from the classic Gibson ES-175, but there are major differences in construction and materials. When Gibson introduced the ‘ES’ or ‘Electric Spanish’ designation, archtops were the most commonly used models on bandstands because of their superior volume and projection.

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Price: $3,299.99 CAD $3,499.99 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Gibson ES-335 TD Cherry Sunburst, 1966

❌SOLD❌  Gibson ES-335 TD Cherry Sunburst, 1966

This Gibson ES-335 TD dates to 1966, and was originally purchased at Manny’s Music in New York City, and the Bigsby B7 added in 1969. From 1974 it was used by the Canadian Creative Music Collective and is a part of Canadian music history. When introduced in the spring of 1958, the Gibson ES-335 TD was revolutionary.

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Price: $5,500.00 CAD $6,999.99 CAD

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