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1956 Gibson SJ (consignment) SOLD

1956 Gibson SJ (consignment)  SOLD

Here’s a great 1956 Gibson SJ. The SJ, a slope-shouldered jumbo, was introduced in 1942 and was available only in sunburst until 1954, when a ‘natural’ option appeared; that was called the ‘Country Western’ model in 1956.

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2005 Gibson J-185 EC Custom (consignment) SOLD

2005 Gibson J-185 EC Custom  (consignment) SOLD

Here is a 2005 Gibson J-185 EC Custom in cherry red! In case you’re wondering – the EC stands for Electric Cutaway; it’s not the initials of a famous player. Gibson introduced the J-185 in 1951 and discontinued it in 1959, building 270 natural finish and 648 sunburst examples.

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1933 Kel Kroydon KK-1 steel string SOLD

1933 Kel Kroydon KK-1 steel string SOLD

This is a 1933 Kel Kroydon KK-1 steel string guitar. Kel Kroyden instruments — including guitars, banjos and mandolins — were made by Gibson and sold in department stores. This was all in an ongoing effort to increase their sales with lower-cost instruments without diluting the value of the Gibson name, or alienating Gibson dealers.

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Shannon Double Cutaway steel string acoustic (No Longer Available)

Shannon Double Cutaway steel string acoustic (No Longer Available)

Here’s a 2002 Shannon Double Cutaway steel string acoustic.
For some time, Canada has had a lot of independent instrument builders, working away all over the country. Larry Shannon has been building in Innisfil, Ontario for some time.

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2005 Alvarez by Kazuo Yairi FYM95V steel string SOLD

2005 Alvarez by Kazuo Yairi FYM95V steel string  SOLD

Here is a very nice 2005 Alvarez by Kazuo Yairi FYM95V steel string.

Alvarez guitars are built in the Yairi plant in Kani, Gifu, Japan, a small town in a mountainous area. The Yairi family has been involved in classical guitar and violin building since perhaps 1935

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1921 Martin A-Style Oval Hole Mandolin SOLD

1921 Martin A-Style Oval Hole Mandolin SOLD

Here is a 1921 Martin A-Style Oval Hole Mandolin. C.F. Martin has been building instruments in Nazareth, Pennsylvania since 1833. In the at the end of the 19th and early part of the 20th century, mandolin orchestras were very popular,

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