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Maton MS500 Solidbody Electric Guitar Dark Green, 2001

Maton MS500 Solidbody Electric Guitar Dark Green, 2001

In North America, guitars like the Australian-built Maton MS500 Mastersound are fairly rare, though they are common in their home countries. This is often due to three factors, none of which reflect quality – distance (shipping costs), import duties and distribution chains. Here we’re treated to a Maton MS500 solidbody electric, built during 2001 at the Maton shop in Box Hill, Victoria, Australia – near Melbourne and Port Phillip Bay. Like other Maton products we’ve seen, it is well thought out, very well built and finished, and incorporates indigenous wood species wherever possible.

Used
Price: $1,499.99 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ PRS Custom 22 20th Anniversary Special Brownburst, 2005

❌SOLD❌  PRS Custom 22 20th Anniversary Special Brownburst, 2005

Here’s a PRS Custom 22 20th Anniversary Special from 2005 with Stop Tail bridge, Dragon II pickups and a Brown Burst finish! The PRS Custom 22 is based on the early Dragon series, with a distinctly elegant double cutaway, carved Figured Maple on Mahogany body. The set neck is Mahogany with a Rosewood fingerboard, and here there’s no separate head plate. For the year 2005, the PRS Custom 22 20th Anniversary added a new Abalone bird inlay that soars across the fingerboard, and a 20th Anniversary truss rod cover.

Used
Price: $2,150.00 CAD

This instrument has sold

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❌SOLD❌ Rickenbacker 4003SPC Tuxedo White Star Bass, 1987

❌SOLD❌  Rickenbacker 4003SPC Tuxedo White Star Bass, 1987

Here is a limited edition rarity from 1987 – a Rickenbacker 4003 Tuxedo White Star bass, one of approximately 120 built during that year; some reports say 100 were built. The model 4003 bass was introduced in 1979 to improve the model 4001 and in particular to strengthen the dual truss rods for use with round wound strings. The Rickenbacker 4003 Tuxedo or White Star bass is based closely on the 4003 and was built only during 1987.

Vintage
Price: $3,450.00 CAD

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Ramirez SPR Spruce Top Classical Guitar, 2012

Ramirez SPR Spruce Top Classical Guitar, 2012

The Ramirez SPR classical guitar continues the tradition of the Ramirez 1a Especial model. Conceived by the maestro-luthier Amalia Ramirez, the SP-R furthers the evolution to the ‘modern’ sound. In the model designation, the SP refers to ‘Semi Professional’ and the R for Revised – this model supersedes and improves the original Ramirez SP. Based on professional grade model designs, the top of the Ramirez SPR is built at the Ramirez shop and the guitar completed offsite. The Ramirez home shop is not a large place, and Madrid doesn’t allow spray finishing within the city limits, so offsite completion is necessary.

Used
Price: $4,150.00 CAD
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Vega Professional Tubaphone Openback Banjo, 1920s Pot 1960s Neck

Vega Professional Tubaphone Openback Banjo, 1920s Pot 1960s Neck

This is a Vega Professional Tubaphone openback banjo, with a neck from the 1960s and the pot from a 1923 Vega Tubaphone banjo, a conversion common in the 1960s. Vega, now owned by Deering Banjos, is one of the oldest American banjo brands, founded in 1881 in Boston, Massachusetts. This lovely old banjo is a mix of two Vega banjos: a product of 1960s Hootenanny era. 

Vintage
Price: $1,999.00 CAD
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⚌Reduced‼ Gibson GB-3 Mastertone Guitar Banjo, 1926

⚌Reduced‼   Gibson GB-3 Mastertone Guitar Banjo, 1926

The first of the Gibson GB series of 6-string Mastertone Guitar Banjos appeared in 1918, as the GB-3 and GB-4. The GB-1 and GB-6 appeared in 1922, and by 1940, production had completely ended. The GB-5 was built only during 1925. These models were influenced by the popular Paramount banjo designs.These instruments are perhaps comparable in intent to the Resophonic guitars that were introduced by National just a few years later – meant to be used in fairly loud ensembles, often with horns, playing the Dixieland jazz that was all the rage.

Vintage
Price: $3,999.99 CAD
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