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Harrison GB Custom 2002 (Consignment) SOLD

Harrison GB Custom 2002 (Consignment) SOLD

Here is a beautiful GB Custom from luthier Doug Harrison. This luxurious and
comfortable single cutaway thinline guitar is sporting a bit of a Gretsch vibe with its Filtertron neck humbucker, custom carved pickguard and thumbnail fretboard markers. The honey tint burst on the top is so smooth you can almost taste the sweetness and the low profile neck shape is oh so comfortable. As always with Harrison guitars this example is a well thought out design with premium woods and components and a masterful build construction!

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G.W. Barry Concert Cutaways SOLD

G.W. Barry Concert Cutaways SOLD

Imagine my surprise and elation when one of my all time favourite luthiers walks into the store with not one but two of my favourite models the Concert Cutaway with side port! It is similar to unwrapping a Christmas present and finding two slightly different versions of the toy you always wanted!!

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Benko Mandolins and Guitars

Benko Mandolins and Guitars

920 Kingston Road was the first address of The Twelfth Fret in 1977. It had been empty for some time when we moved in, but later I realized that it had been a Luthier’s Mecca since 1954.

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G.W. Barry Concert Model: Ziricote/ Engelmann/ Snakewood Sold

G.W. Barry Concert Model: Ziricote/ Engelmann/ Snakewood Sold

Sometimes a luthier has to throw everything he’s got at a project … every tasteful aesthetic upgrade, that top he has been saving for a decade, the very best exotic set of back & sides, absolutely everything learned in the last 25 years of professional building … the whole enchilada. Sometimes the sound of a guitar such as this falls short of expectations. In this particular case, it has produced the best instrument to date from the already very impressive track record of veteran luthier G.W. Barry!

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G.W. Barry OM: Bearclaw Spruce & Brazilian Rosewood Sold

G.W. Barry OM: Bearclaw Spruce & Brazilian Rosewood Sold

Don’t get me wrong … I am all for the new innovations that private luthiers are incorporating into their guitars these days. Bring on all of the built-in bevels … put as many ports as you can possibly squeeze in and inlay it to within an inch of its life … I LOVE that kind of creativity and forward movement in the evolution of my musical instrument of choice. But I have to admit it is also nice to see a veteran builder make an instrument that quietly stands on its own … to be judged as a musical tool based solely on sound & playability.

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G.W. Barry Concert Cutaway: Bearclaw Sitka & Flamed Brazilian Rosewood Sold

As a luthier, more often than not, your sound evolves very slowly over the course of your career … so slowly, that it is sometimes difficult to notice. But every once in a while a new building concept solidifies in one instrument and your tone jumps to a new level. This is one of those guitars.

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