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Boucher Studio Goose SG-21-G OM Hybrid 14 Fret Guitar

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Listed: 03/01/2019

Boucher Studio Goose SG-21-G OM Hybrid 14 Fret Guitar

The Boucher Studio Goose SG-21 uses the OM Hybrid, or Orchestra Model body shape modified to work better with fingerstyle playing. The very white, locally harvested Adirondack Red Spruce top is paired with African Bubinga to provide clear, crisp tone and immediate response. The neck is Mahogany, and Ebony is used for the headplate, fingerboard and bridge.

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Boucher SG51 OM Hybrid Steel String Guitar

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Listed: 06/10/2020

Boucher SG51 OM Hybrid Steel String Guitar

The Boucher SG51 is a hybrid style OM guitar that melds simple yet elegant visuals with an inspiring rich balanced tone. Each AAAA Adirondack red spruce top on the Boucher SG51 guitars is handpicked by Robin Boucher for looks and tone. Red spruce has a high ceiling for tone production which means you can drive a lot of energy with a flat pick or your fingers to produce lots of volume and tone.

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Fender 72 Reissue Stratocaster Made in Japan Natural, 1994

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Listed: 06/10/2020

Fender 72 Reissue Stratocaster Made in Japan Natural, 1994

Here’s a Fender 72 Reissue Stratocaster in Natural finish, built during 1994 for Fender Japan by Fuji-Gen at Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture. This is not a Squier model, but a Fender branded Strat intended for sale in the Japanese market. Fender Japan began in 1982 as a joint venture between Fender (then under CBS ownership), Yamano Gakki (distributor of Fender and Gibson products) and Kanda Shokai (another prominent Japanese distributor) and lasted until 2015.

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Fender American Professional Jaguar, Olympic White

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Listed: 06/10/2020

Fender American Professional Jaguar, Olympic White

Originally released in 1962 the Fender Jaguar has a unique off kilter visual appeal which became a favourite for underground artist from the 70’s all the way up to modern day. The current version of the Fender American Professional Jaguar has been hot rodded for modern players with some updated new features.

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Anderson Icon Classic Satin Sunburst, 2017

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Listed: 06/07/2020

Anderson Icon Classic Satin Sunburst, 2017

The Anderson Icon Classic starts with the S style guitar concept and moves forward, building in modern professional features like the patented Buzz Feiten Tuning System. Here we’re looking at an Anderson Icon Classic built at the Anderson plant in Newbury Park, California during 2017, dressed in a lovely satin sunburst on an Alder body. The ’60’s Vibe profile neck is Maple with an Indian Rosewood fingerboard and larger fretwire, and has a keyed, two-bolt neck joint for better access and stability.

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⚌Reduced‼ Gretsch 6120DSW Nashville Archtop Electric, Orange 2003

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Listed: 04/06/2020

⚌Reduced‼  Gretsch 6120DSW Nashville  Archtop Electric, Orange 2003

The Gretsch 6120DSW Nashville reproduces the 1955 6120 models whose popularity was led by Chet Atkins.  These are named Nashville because the license agreement with Atkins lapsed in 1980 with the end of Gretsch production.  Atkins signed a new agreement with Gibson in 1981,  and in 2007 Gretsch was able to renew the relationship.  The Gretsch 6120DSW Nashville  model,  with a few changes – primarily the Chet pickguard, Gold Bigsby with vintage handle, aluminum vs brass nut  and pickups by TV Jones rather than Seymour Duncan – is now called the G6120T-55 Vintage Select Edition ’55 Chet Atkins®.  The core of the guitar and other hardware are the same.

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Fender Mustang Faded Mocha, 1975

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Listed: 05/10/2020

Fender Mustang Faded Mocha, 1975

The Fender Mustang appeared in late summer 1964 as an improved version of the Duo-Sonic, meaning that it had the Fender Dynamic Vibrato added. It came in three colours, for the US Flag – Red, White and Blue. As time went on, more colours became available. Though it was intended as a ‘Student’ level guitar, it found favour with a number of hot players, including the late great Johnny Winter, Adrian Belew, David Byrne and Kurt Cobain.

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Taylor 322ce 12 Fret Grand Concert Guitar Edgeburst

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Listed: 05/10/2020

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.

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⚌Reduced‼ William Laskin Cedar Top Classical Guitar, 1987

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Listed: 21/02/2020

⚌Reduced‼  William Laskin Cedar Top Classical Guitar, 1987

Here we have a very nice William Laskin Cedar Top and Indian Rosewood classical guitar, built during 1987 at Laskin’s shop in Toronto. One of the world’s premier guitar builders, William Laskin has been building since the early 1970s and early on, as is the case for many other now prominent builders, worked with Jean Larrivee. He is very well known for his spectacular engraved inlay work.

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Taylor 556 12 String Acoustic Guitar, 2017

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Listed: 12/04/2018

Taylor 556 12 String Acoustic Guitar, 2017

The Taylor 556 12-string Grand Symphony is now discontinued and replaced by models like the 552ce and 562ce Grand Concert. Still, it shows why Taylor took over the spot for ‘King of the 12-String Jumbo’. The Grand Symphony body shape is a full size jumbo, roughly equivalent to the Gibson J-200 or Guild F55. It provides a lot of output power and when built using a Spruce top paired with Mahogany back and sides, delivers that with sparkle, clarity and articulation.

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⚌Reduced‼ Kauer Daylighter Express Deluxe Sunburst, 2012

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Listed: 26/11/2019

⚌Reduced‼  Kauer Daylighter Express Deluxe Sunburst, 2012

The Kauer Daylighter Express Deluxe is now discontinued but like other Kauer models is not a slavish copy of other designs, but tries to make real improvements. Kauer Guitars are made by Doug Kauer in Elk Grove, CA, with the goal of delivering a well balanced, comfortable instrument with a clear and articulate tone and lots of dynamic range.. His guitars blend design cues from many sources, and work quite well.

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⚌Reduced‼ Travis Bean TB1000S Koa, 1978

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Listed: 08/07/2020

⚌Reduced‼  Travis Bean TB1000S Koa, 1978

Built from 1974 to 1979, the Travis Bean TB1000S was the ‘Standard’ version of these innovative instruments, also available as the TB1000A or ‘Artist’ with carved top. 1,422 were built before the company folded and this example is number 1214. Travis Bean had a varied career, including stints as a machinist, luthier, motorcycle racer, movie set builder and rock drummer among other pursuits. Born in 1947, Bean died in 2011. At the launch of Travis Bean Guitars, his partners included Marc McElwee and Gary Kramer – Kramer went on to form Kramer Guitars in 1975.

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