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1995 Sergei de Jonge 8-String Classical Guitar (consignment)

1995 Sergei de Jonge 8-String Classical Guitar (consignment)

This 1995 Serge de Jonge 8-String Classical guitar from his Toronto shop is in good playing condition and shows off Sergei’s skills. The woodworking is very well done – the ebony arm and back contours are not simple to make

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De Jonge 8 String Nylon 1985 (Consignment) SOLD

De Jonge 8 String Nylon 1985 (Consignment) SOLD

Here is a De Jonge 8 string Nylon guitar from 1985 in excellent condition selling for $3900.

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Ryo Ryosuke Kobayashi Steel String, 2012

Ryo Ryosuke Kobayashi Steel String, 2012

Here is a wonderful flat-top steel string guitar from Ryo Ryosuke Kobayashi, built during 2012. Ryo Ryosuke Kobayashi apprenticed to Sergei de Jonge at his shop in Chelsea, Quebec.

This impressive instrument features a somewhat oversize classical shaped body and an elegant contoured cutaway. The top is bound and the purfling follows the line of the cutaway very nicely.

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Joshia de Jonge Classical 2007 (Consignment) SOLD

Joshia de Jonge Classical 2007 (Consignment) SOLD

This amazing classical from Joshia de Jonge features European spruce and Brazilian rosewood and sells for $7500.

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De Jonge SJ Ziricote No Longer Available

Here is a jaw dropping new piece from the workshop of luthier Sergei de Jonge.  Upon opening the case for this guitar the first thing that hits you is the visual impact of the faded tobacco burst over a wonderful book-matched Bearclaw Sitka spruce top. Then your eyes are drawn to the Snakewood bridge and fingerboard which really pop but don’t overpower the visual impact of the top itself.  I thought it couldn’t get much better until I flipped the guitar over and  was hit over the head with an absolutely stunning set of Ziricote. The dark grain lines and sapwood practically jump to life under the high gloss nitrocellulose finish! As usual the detail oriented craftsmanship we have come to expect from Sergei is on display including flawless joinery and beautiful finish work.

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Corin de Jonge Short Scale Classical Guitar (Consignment) SOLD

I can’t think of another family in the history of instrument building that is so totally involved in luthiery than the de Jonges. Of course the patriarch of this guitar dynasty is Sergei de Jonge who, over the last thirty-five years has gained a reputation world wide for creating concert level instruments with innovative design elements … but there have been many more members of the de Jonge family out there making names for themselves. Joshia, Sagan, Rubin, Alan … son-in-law Patrick Hodgins … have all produced work of the highest level. The latest in this impressive luthier lineage is Sergei’s youngest son Corin.

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