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1946 Martin D18 (consignment) SOLD

1946 Martin D18 (consignment) SOLD

The D-18 is known for a brilliant tone with lots of attack and great separation between notes, which makes it very suitable for styles as diverse as bluegrass and solo fingerstyle

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Boucher Guitars Studio Escrioto Goose

Boucher Guitars Studio Escrioto Goose

Today we’re visiting with a Boucher Guitars Studio Escrioto Goose. This new guitar, built in Berthier-sur-Mer, a bit east of Quebec City, Quebec, is a take on the classic herringbone dreadnought design and shows why that has been such a successful design.

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2001 Martin D-35 SOLD

2001 Martin D-35  SOLD

Rarely do we see a 12 year old Martin that has been so well cared for.

This 2001 Martin D-35 was custom ordered through the Twelfth Fret for a client who wanted the neck contour that he grew up playing as a kid; the soft V profile of the late 1960s.

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2002 Santa Cruz Model D 12-Fret Dreadnought (consignment) No Longer Available

2002 Santa Cruz Model D 12-Fret Dreadnought (consignment) No Longer Available

The Model D 12-Fret was originally built by Santa Cruz for Norman Blake. The 12-fret neck moves the bridge closer to the center of the vibrating surface, increasing power and responsiveness. The top, bracing and large 4.25 inch sound hole deliver presence throughout the instrument’s range.

This 2002 Santa Cruz Model D 12-Fret Dreadnought is in great playing condition. It speaks quite loudly and clearly, with lots of articulation and sparkle on the upper end, but without overwhelming bass.

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1980 Guild D-55 NT Natural Dreadnought (consignment) SOLD

1980 Guild D-55 NT Natural Dreadnought (consignment)  SOLD

The D-55 was the top of Guild’s dreadnought line, and was available with a sunburst finish in the top or, as with this D55NT example, a natural finish. Built in the Westerly, Rhode Island plant, this fine example of Guild’s production illustrates why Guild guitars gained their reputation for quality and solid construction.

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2009 Guild D-55 Dreadnought SOLD

2009 Guild D-55 Dreadnought SOLD

Here is a beautiful 2009 Guild D-55 Dreadnought steel string. This is pretty much the top of the line for Guild dreadnoughts, and this example is in near-mint condition.

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