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Gibson J200 VS Jumbo Vintage Sunburst, 1993

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Listed: 19/04/2021

Gibson J200 VS Jumbo Vintage Sunburst, 1993

The Gibson J200 VS, for Vintage Sunburst, is one of the largest production acoustics and continues the reign of “The King of the Flat-Tops”. First appearing in 1938, the J-200 was immediately adopted by major country players. The original selling price was $200, with a $50 upcharge to have your name inlaid in the fingerboard. The J-200 has sometimes been named the SJ-200 (Super Jumbo), and outside of the war years 1944 to 1946, has been in regular production since its introduction.

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Deering Jens Kruger Banjo with Kavanjo Pickup Head, 2007

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Listed: 16/04/2021

Deering Jens Kruger Banjo with Kavanjo Pickup Head, 2007

Here’s a piece of Canadiana – a Deering Jens Kruger Tenbrooks banjo with Kavanjo pickup head, used in Whiskey Jack, the band that backed up Stompin’ Tom Connors. The Deering Jens Kruger models are the top of the Deering Tenbrooks line. As the name suggests, Jens Kruger was closely involved in the design of this banjo, in particular the tone ring which emulates prized pre-war Gibson models.

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Boucher SG21S OM Hybrid Cutaway Guitar

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Listed: 16/04/2021

Boucher SG21S OM Hybrid Cutaway Guitar

The Boucher SG21S comes from Boucher Guitars, who make very high quality hand crafted guitars in the heart of Quebec and their calling card is their use of locally harvested Adirondack Red Spruce. Simple elegance and outstanding quality control are on display when you first observe these fine instruments.

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Fender Purple Sparkle Telecaster Custom Shop, 2003

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Listed: 15/04/2021

Fender Purple Sparkle Telecaster Custom Shop, 2003

This Fender Purple Sparkle Telecaster was built during 2003 at Corona California Custom Shop and aside from the spectacular finish features a 50’s profile Birds-Eye Maple neck! Drawing from the popularity of wild automotive finishes in the 1950’s and 1960’s, Fender has offered many custom finishes, some based on the ‘Candy’ concept of using a metal-flake base layer with a translucent colour over top.

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Thompson 00 Redwood and Rosewood Natural, 1996

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Listed: 15/04/2021

Thompson 00 Redwood and Rosewood Natural, 1996

This lovely Thompson 00 Redwood and Rosewood guitar was built around 1996 by Ted Thompson in his one-person shop in beautiful Vernon, located in British Columbia’s Okanagan region. Ted Thompson has been building since 1979 in the Vernon area. His guitars are exceptionally well and cleanly built and have clear, crisp and well articulated sounds with plenty of harmonic content. These are wonderful instruments for fingerstyle.

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Martin 000-28EC Eric Clapton Signature Model, Natural

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Listed: 26/03/2020

Martin 000-28EC Eric Clapton Signature Model, Natural

The Martin 000-28EC signature model is based on the guitar Eric Clapton used for an historic performance. On 16 January 1992, Eric Clapton performed for a small audience at Bray Film Studios in Windsor England. This iconic performance for the MTV Unplugged TV series would spawn an accompanying album that would become his best selling with 26 million copies worldwide. His guitar of choice was the Martin 000-28.

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⚌Reduced‼ Santa Cruz 1929-OO LH Left Handed Steel String Guitar, 2013

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Listed: 18/02/2021

⚌Reduced‼ Santa Cruz 1929-OO LH Left Handed Steel String Guitar, 2013

Here’s a beautiful, very good condition Santa Cruz 1929-OO LH Left Handed, Mahogany body OO size guitar 12 fret guitar, patterned on the classic simplicity of 1929 models. It is unusual to find an available left handed guitar of this quality. This exceptional Santa Cruz 1929-OO LH guitar uses the OO, 12 fret body size and a 12 fret neck, as was universal before Martin introduced the 14-fret neck for guitarists migrating from banjos. The top, back, sides, neck, body binding and body blocks are Mahogany, with Ebony for the pyramid bridge and unbound fingerboard.

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⚌Reduced‼ Caparison Dellinger Bass Mike LePond Custom Prototype Black, 2009

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Listed: 23/03/2021

⚌Reduced‼ Caparison Dellinger Bass Mike LePond Custom Prototype Black, 2009

The Caparison Dellinger Bass has been around for some time, and here we have a prototype built for Mike LePond of Symphony X during 2009. Caparison guitars and basses have been built in Japan since 1995. The company was founded by the Charvel / Jackson Japan design group, and production was contracted to high end builders. In 2011, the company was bankrupt for a few months and re-opened under new ownership based in Cardiff, Wales.

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⚌Reduced‼ Taylor T5Z Classic Mahogany, 2019

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Listed: 08/02/2021

⚌Reduced‼  Taylor T5Z Classic Mahogany, 2019

The Taylor T5Z Classic is a scaled down version of the successful T5 hybrid acoustic-electric models introduced in 2005 and used on many stages. These models were created to meet the needs of ‘downsizing’ touring guitarists who could no longer carry as many guitars as they wanted. Here we’re looking at a Taylor T5Z Classic dating to May 10, 2019 and built at the Taylor shop in El Cajon, California.

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Taylor T5Z Custom Blackheart Sassafras NOS, 2017

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Listed: 12/04/2021

Taylor T5Z Custom Blackheart Sassafras NOS, 2017

Here is a New Old Stock (NOS) Taylor T5Z Custom with a Blackheart Sassafras top, on sale at a significantly reduced price! The compact body size of the Taylor T5Z Custom along with the 12” fretboard radius and jumbo frets provides a very comfortable playing experience for the electric guitar fan. The combination of two electric pickups and one acoustic pickup and a five way switch allows for an excellent variety of tones from acoustic strumming to high gain leads. The body shell and neck are both Sapele, with a bound Ebony fingerboard.

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Ibanez RGA1x6u Iron Label Antique Brown New Old Stock, 2018

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Listed: 11/04/2021

Ibanez RGA1x6u Iron Label Antique Brown New Old Stock, 2018

The Ibanez RGA1x6u Iron Label is a straight up no nonsense rock machine. It features an ash body which has a great balance of warmth and treble snap and a superfast playing three piece maple and Bubinga nitro wizard neck. It has a smooth satin finish on the back of the neck so your hand won’t stick as you move up and down the neck.

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Heritage H555 Thinline Maple Antique, 1989

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Listed: 09/04/2021

Heritage H555 Thinline Maple Antique, 1989

Built from 1989 to about 2017 at the historic Parsons Street plant in Kalamazoo Michigan, the Heritage H555 evokes the higher end, groundbreaking thinline archtop electrics of the late 1950s. The Heritage Guitar Company was founded in 1985 by a number of former Gibson employees who chose not to relocate when Norlin, then Gibson’s parent company, moved operations to Nashville in 1984. They stayed behind, purchased the plant and began producing professional and higher grade instruments clearly influenced by their experiences.

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