The Twelfth Fret
The Twelfth Fret
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Toronto, Ontario
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1980 Ramirez 1a

The Ramirez 1a has been at the top of the concert classical guitar range since its introduction in the 1960s. This example dates to 1980, and bears a builder's stamp on the inside top. The stamp is '19', the number used by Julian Moraga Rodriques. The Ramirez 1a, now known as the 'Tradicional', is built with a German spruce or, in this case, red cedar top and Indian Rosewood back, sides,...
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1979 David Wren Concert CW

David Wren worked for Jean Larrivee along with other highly respected builders like Grit Laskin and Serge deJonge, before moving out on his own. This David Wren Concert Cutaway dates to 1979 and was built at David's shop in Toronto, Ontario. It features a spruce top and Indian Rosewood back and sides, with mahogany neck and ebony for the fingerboard and bridge. The headstock inlay is of a...
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2012 Fender® Jaguar® Thinline Made In Japan

Cool and pretty rare - 250 were built - the Fender Jaguar Special Edition Thinline was put together by Fender Japan for the 2012 model year. Except for the thinline body, it hews pretty closely to the original Fender Jaguar concept. This example is in excellent original condition though a Mastery bridge - a definite improvement - has been added, and the original part is in the gig bag...
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The Gibson Les Paul Deluxe first appeared in 1969, influenced heavily by parts Gibson had on hand. Using the P-90 routing patterns and 'New Yorker' style mini-humbuckers, the Les Paul Deluxe originally carried the 'gold top' finish but into the 1970's received sunburst finishes. This example dates to 1976 and it's uncertain whether it was built in the old plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan or the...
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1972 Fender® Stratocaster®

Here's a very nice, all original 1972 Fender Stratocaster in natural finish. At this point, the Micro-Tilt neck adjustment had just been introduced. Aside from visual changes like the larger headstock and the availability of a rosewood fingerboard, the Micro-Tilt was the first major change to the Stratocaster since its introduction, and Leo Fender's last major contribution to the design. The...
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1937 Gibson L-12

Introduced in 1930, the Gibson L-12 archtop guitar became a workhorse for many big-band guitarists in the days before amplification became common and required. Originally using a 16-inch wide body, in 1935 the body grew to 17 inches, and between 1935 and 1939 the top carried an X brace. This lovely example of the Gibson L-12 was built during 1937 at the historic Kalamazoo, Michigan plant. It...
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Various Fretless Bass

Part of the genius of Leo Fender's design is the ability to readily assemble components to make a working instrument. This Fretless Parts Bass shows how this has been done. Based around a 1978 Fender Fretless Bass neck, this fretless parts bass also has a Japanese P-J style body - this uses the Precision Bass shape, with the original pickup cavity and a bridge-position Jazz Bass pickup. Black...
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1976 Gibson ES-335TD

Here's a nice Gibson ES-335 TD thinline archtop electric guitar in black, from 1976 when a coil tap switch was standard equipment. This guitar was built in either Kalamazoo or Nashville; at this point Gibson was far into the move to Nashville but some production still took place in Kalamazoo. If it was built in Kalamazoo, it's one of the last. This guitar is in almost original condition - the...
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2000 Cornford MH50H

Designed and hand built in the UK, the hand-built, point to point Cornford MK50H tube amplifier head was regarded as one of the best amps available. Cornford ceased production in 2013 so these amps are no longer available new. This Cornford MK50H, a 50-watt tube amp head, is in good clean condition with no rips or dents. The original two-button footswitch is included. This is a consignment...
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2008 Heritage H137

The Heritage H137 makes direct reference to one of the popular Gibson Les Paul models - the 1950's Les Paul Special 'TV' model, named after the finish which was designed to show up on black and white televisions. The Heritage H137 uses the simple mahogany slab body of the TV, with the same mahogany neck and rosewood fingerboard and electronics layout. However, the hardware is much better, with...
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2007 Harrison GB

The Douglas Harrison GB thinline archtop guitar has proven very popular with jazz guitarists. Designed with - and originally for - the late Gary Benson and built in Toronto Ontario, the Harrison GB uses a carved solid spruce top on a chambered back. This Harrison GB dates to 2007 and is in good working order. It has been used as intended, so there are a few wear marks and dings, notably two...
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1965 Guild® F-47 Bluegrass

From the mid 1950's to the mid 1960's, guitars like this Guild F-47 came from Guild's Hoboken, New Jersey plant. Introduced in 1963, the Guild F-47 Bluegrass model was aimed at the exploding folk and bluegrass boom. The Guild F-47 Bluegrass is based on what's currently referred to as a 'Grand Orchestra' body shape, with solid spruce top, and solid mahogany back and sides. The neck is Guild's...
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1996 Fender® Custom Shop 1960 Stratocaster®

The Fender Custom Shop in Corona, California has been producing special runs of guitars like this 1960 Stratocaster since 1987. While the Strat has stand-out lines anyway, the Silver Sparkle finish makes this unmisssable. The photos don't really convey how sparkly and refractive this finish really is. It's in very good condition with one or two hard to find flaws - there is one small pressure...
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1963 Gibson B25-12-N

First appearing in 1962, the Gibson B-25-12-N 12 string acoustic guitar found wide acceptance during the 1960's folk boom. The smaller B-series body is very well balanced tonally, and the price point was lowered by use of mahogany laminate for the sides, while the top and back were solid wood. This example was built at the historic Gibson plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan during 1963. It is in good...
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1996 Fender® Stratocaster® MIJ

Here we have a lovely and unusual 1950s reissue Fender Stratocaster, Made In Japan during 1996, in shell pink and in excellent condition. This guitar was built for Fender Japan at the Fuji-Gen plant in Matsumoto. It uses the 1950's specifications - single layer white pickguard, alder body, maple neck, and Spaghetti logo on a small headstock. It plays very well and its Shell Pink is one of the...
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2008 PRS Custom 24

And we're back! For our first guitar of 2017, here's a very nice PRS Custom 24 in Trans Black finish. It's in all original condition with all the case candy. The PRS Custom 24 design appeared 1985, when Paul Reed Smith took the first models to the Winter NAMM show. It was an immediate hit and has been in use by countless professionals, and players who appreciate top quality gear, since then....
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1969 Fender® Stratocaster®

Produced since 1954, the Fender Stratocaster has been one of the most successful instrument designs ever - it is very versatile and highly reliable. And, its classic lines make it visually appealing and is one of the most copied designs. This example dates to 1969, built in Fullerton, California during the CBS period. It is in good, all original condition and has been recently set up in our...
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1965 Fender® Jazzmaster™

The Fender Jazzmaster appeared in 1958 aiming to attract jazz guitarists from Gibson, but it was never able to do this. Instead, its popularity was mostly with surf and rock players. This example was built during 1965 and carries an L-Series neck plate and serial number. The L-Series plates appear around the time that CBS purchased the Fender corporation, and while CBS may have had legal...
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1959 Supro Ozark

Supro made an enormous number of musical instruments and amplifers for the American mass market, like this 1959 Supro Ozark guitar. The Supro Ozark appeared between 1952 and 1954 as a non-cutaway solidbody with a neck pickup. In 1958, the Supro Sixty was renamed the Ozark, as a single cutway solidbidy with a lap steel bridge and pickup assembly. This example has a copper- or bronze- burst...
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1980 Gibson ES-335TD

From its introduction in late 1958, the Gibson ES-335 was a hit, but it has changed over the years. This 1980 Gibson ES-335TD has a factory stock coil tap switch on the lower cutaway, a feature found between 1977 and 1980. Dating to May 27th, 1980 at the historic Gibson Kalamazoo plant, this ES-335 TD is in good original condition. It has been used as intended, so there is some wear and finish...
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2015 Gibson ES-335

The Gibson Memphis ES-335 is an exceptionally well put together instrument. Sometimes classed as Custom Shop, these guitars demonstrate the versatility of the design. Capable of handling almost any kind of music - outside of traditional classical and flamenco styles, perhaps - the ES-335 has wide range and class. This 2015 Gibson Memphis ES-335 example is a little bit unusual. It's just...
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Taylor 320e Baritone SLTD

The Taylor 320e Baritone SLTD guitar is based on the dreadnought body design and features sapele back and sides paired with a mahogany top, a mahogany neck and ebony fingerboard and bridge. With a scale length of 27 inches and tuned to B, the Taylor 320e Baritone SLTD provides a deep, burly tone with low-end growl and warm, woody midrange. Mahogany as a top material provides a degree of...
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2014 Gibson SG Standard Bass

The Gibson SG Standard Bass is a re-creation of the Gibson basses that appeared on many major recordings and performances in the 1950s into the late 1960s. Based mostly on the popular Gibson EB-3 introduced in 1961, the Gibson SG Standard bass features solid mahogany construction, T-Bird and T-Bird mini pickups, Grover tuning gears, and a simplified wiring layout. This 2014 Gibson SG Standard...
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2010 Joseph Hart OO Cherry 7

The 2010 Hart OO Cherry 7 guitar was built in Embrun, Ontario at Joseph Hart's shop, as part of a group project conceived at the 2009 Montreal Guitar Show. Marc Saumier had the idea that a group of luthiers would build a set of guitars from a set of trees near Saumier's workshop in Kingsbury, Quebec. Most of the woods were Cherry, and there were seven guitars to be built, so the project was named...
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2011 Epiphone Casino 1961 50th Anniversary

Epiphone's 1961 Casino turned out to be influential - the 1965 Casino was used by a somewhat famous guitarist in a band called The Beatles. Keith Richards used a Casino for a number of recordings and performances. The Casino had a few changes over the years, notably shifting the neck joint from the 16th to the 17th fret. The Casino is fully hollow, like the Gibson ES-330 but unlike the Gibson...
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2005 Gibson EXPLORER

The Gibson Explorer was a radical design even by 1958 US design standards - there were huge fins everywhere! Unfortunately, the Explorer was anything but a success and was built for one year. Some models built in 1958 were shipped in 1963, but otherwise the design disappeared till around 1975. Around that time, there was a Music Man amplifier advertising campaign featuring Eric Clapton, holding...
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2014 Gibson Les Paul Traditional

The Gibson Les Paul Traditional aims to recreate the tone and feel of the fabled 1959 Les Paul, with a sunburst finish on a flame maple and mahogany body. This Gibson Les Paul Traditional example dates to 2014, Gibson's 120th anniversary, and carries both a sunburst finish and the 120th Anniversary octave position marker. It's in very good condition with little to no wear, and comes with the...
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First introduced in 1976, the Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay has been revered as one of the most iconic bass guitars in history. The StingRay was the first production four string bass to feature on-board active equalization. The flagship of the Music Man line, today's StingRay is the same as it was some forty years ago featuring a solid roadworthy construction, massive hardened steel bridge,...
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2013 PRS P22

The PRS P22 is a 22 fret, piezo equipped solidbody delivering all the quality, class, playability and tone expected from a PRS. The PRS P22 uses the proven combination of a mahogany back and maple top coupled with a mahogany neck and rosewood fingerboard. PRS is well known for attention to wood selection, and this guitar is no exception. The maple top is well figured, and the carved shaping...
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1999 Don Grosh Retro Classic

Don Grosh has been building guitars like the Grosh Retro Classic since 1994, and had previously worked for Valley Arts in North Hollywood, California. Based on the tried and true S design by Leo Fender, this Grosh Retro Classic is in very good condtition. The hardware is all top quality and the white nitrocellulose lacquer finish is very well done, and in good shape. Lollar pickups are...
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