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Fender Telecaster Deluxe Mocha, 1975

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Listed: 06/07/2022

Fender Telecaster Deluxe Mocha, 1975

Built from 1972 to 1979 along with the Custom, the Fender Telecaster Deluxe had a number of unique features, blending influences from both Fender and Gibson products. Starting with the basic Tele design, the Fender Telecaster Deluxe added a pair of Fender’s new Seth Lover – designed Wide Range Humbuckers plus individual volume and tone controls, and the bridge from a Hard-Tail Stratocaster, with the ‘new’ larger pickguard and higher-mounted pickup selector mostly shared with the Custom.

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Wren 8-String Cutaway Acoustic Natural, 1989

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Listed: 06/07/2022

Wren 8-String Cutaway Acoustic Natural, 1989

Here’s another rarity – a David Wren 8-String cutaway steel string acoustic guitar, built in Toronto during 1989. Now retired, David Wren worked with Jean Larrivee in the mid 1970s and, along with others from the same group like William ‘Grit’ Laskin and Linda Manzer, became one of the premiere Canadian guitar builders. For some years he was a partner at The Twelfth Fret.

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Fender Telecaster Custom Sunburst, 1978

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Listed: 06/07/2022

Fender Telecaster Custom Sunburst, 1978

The 1970’s Fender Telecaster Custom was a significant departure from the 1960’s Custom, which had basically been a stock model with a bound body. In contrast, the Telecaster Custom introduced in 1972 and built until 1979 introduced the head-end “Bullet” truss rod adjuster, the three-bolt MicroTilt neck angle adjuster, and a huge change for Fender – the Wide-Range Humbucker designed by Seth Lover.

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Greenfield C1 Classical Guitar Cedar and Brazilian, 2010

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Listed: 06/07/2022

Greenfield C1 Classical Guitar Cedar and Brazilian, 2010

Built in Montreal PQ during 2010, this Greenfield C1 Classical Guitar features a Red Cedar and Brazilian Rosewood pairing and plenty of advanced features and options. Some of the features on this Greenfield C1 model are no longer listed as available options. The top is Red Cedar, carrying a Spalted Maple and Paua rosette and is paired with a Lutz Spruce lattice bracing.

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⚌Reduced‼ Gibson Nick Lucas Special Black, 1928 Used Store Stock

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Listed: 25/02/2022

⚌Reduced‼ Gibson Nick Lucas Special Black, 1928 Used Store Stock

Here we have a real rarity – a Gibson Nick Lucas Special with 12-fret neck built during 1928; this model was built in a variety of forms from 1927 to 1938. During its first two years of production, the Gibson Nick Lucas Special was built with a 12-fret neck, Spruce top and Mahogany for the sides, back and neck.

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Rickenbacker Roger McGuinn Limited Edition 370/12 Mapleglo, 1989

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Listed: 05/07/2022

Rickenbacker Roger McGuinn Limited Edition 370/12 Mapleglo, 1989

The Rickenbacker Roger McGuinn Limited Edition 370/12 is based on the classic model used on a number of influential recordings.

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Huss & Dalton T-OO14 Rosewood, 2022

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Listed: 05/07/2022

Huss & Dalton T-OO14 Rosewood, 2022

The Huss & Dalton T-OO14 is a fantastic mid-size steel string acoustic guitar, based on the classic ‘OO’ body size. This design dates to 1877 as a 12-fret gut string instrument, and evolving into the steel-string, 14-fret model in 1932 as banjo players moved to guitar.

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Hagstrom SuperSwede Reissue Sunburst, 2005

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Listed: 05/07/2022

Hagstrom SuperSwede Reissue Sunburst, 2005

Here is a Hagstrom SuperSwede Reissue in Sunburst, dating to around 2005 as the new owners of the name moved production facilities from Korea to China.   The Swede has been available in several versions the ‘Standard’ with a bolt-on neck, the ‘SuperSwede’ with set neck.  The SuperSwede LTD is built in Sweden.  

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Hopf Super Classic Cedar Top, 1992

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Listed: 05/07/2022

Hopf Super Classic Cedar Top, 1992

Next is a Dieter Hopf Super Classic model from 1992, with Red Cedar top and spectacular Central or South American Rosewood for the sides and back.

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Jose Romero Flamenca Concierta, 1995

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Listed: 30/06/2022

Jose Romero Flamenca Concierta, 1995

This Jose Romero Flamenca Concierta was built during 1995 in Madrid, Spain in the traditional Blanca form and signed by Jose Romero. Jose Romero is one of the most respected builders in Madrid, and began his career at 14 as an apprentice to Jose Ramirez III. After working with Ramirez for eight years, Romero opened his own shop.

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Antonio Bernal Especial 10 Concierto Guitar, 2017

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Listed: 30/06/2022

Antonio Bernal Especial 10 Concierto Guitar, 2017

Built during 2017 in a workshop in Seville, Spain, the Antonio Bernal Especial 10 Concierto guitar is top of the range. It pairs with the Especial 10 Flamenco model, the key differences being the use of Indian Rosewood for the sides and back on the Concierto, and Cypress for the Flamenco.

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