The Twelfth Fret
The Twelfth Fret
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Toronto, Ontario
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2001 D'Angelico NYL-2 Vestax LH

$2,588.99
Here is a rare treat - a sunburst D'Angelico NYL-2 Vestax archtop guitar - in Left Handed form and very nice condition, and with the original case. The archtop guitars built by John D'Angelico are generally considered some of the finest built in the USA. Following his death in 1964, his apprentice Jimmy D'Aquisto completed the unfinished guitars and then built under his own name. The...
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1957 Kay K5920 Speed Demon

$796.37
The Kay K5920 Speed Demon hollowbody electric bass was one of the Kay company's many instruments aimed at beginner to semi-pro players. In the late 1950's when these basses appeared, advertising campaigns were still focused on convincing upright bass players to switch to electric. The Kay Speed Demon name referred to the neck, and in particular to the adjustable truss rod that made getting...
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2017 C. F. Martin HD-28 Custom Shop Cocobolo

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The C. F. Martin Custom Shop just send us two brand new guitars, including this wonderful Martin HD-28 with Sitka Spruce and Cocobolo. Built on the classic dreadnought body size with herringbone binding and '28' level appointments, this spectacular guitar uses the Vintage Tone System to produce the effects of natural aging on wood, particularly the Sitka Spruce top and braces. Cocobolo is...
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2017 C. F. Martin 000-28 Custom Shop

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The C. F. Martin Custom Shop just send us two brand new guitars, including this luscious Martin 000-28 with Sitka Spruce and Cocobolo. Built on the classic 000 body size, this spectacular guitar uses the Vintage Tone System to produce the effects of natural aging on wood, particularly the Sitka Spruce top and braces. Cocobolo is coming to be used more frequently as a tone wood, as it can have...
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1975 Darryl Williams Classical Guitar

$1,592.73
Built in Schomberg, Ontario during 1975 by the late Darryl Williams, this classical guitar in the Hauser style has a very large amount of hand work in its construction. The spruce top was hand-profiled and tuned by Darryl Williams, the sides and back were prepared with steel hand scrapers, the neck was shaped with rasps, files and sandpaper. The finish is nitrocellulose lacquer, sprayed on then...
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2010 Gretsch® 6118T LH LTV

$1,831.65
Here's something special - a 2010 Gretsch 6118T LH LTV 125th, also known as an Anniversary Model with Trestle bracing, Left Handed, with Lacquer finish and TV Jones pickups, and in the cool Jaguar Tan Two-Tone colour set! This guitar just arrived and is in good condition all around. It has the features that bring the Gretsch archtop into the modern age - pinned bridge, locking Sperzel tuners,...
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1969 Gibson Dove

$1,990.13
The Gibson Dove was introduced in 1962 as Gibson's second square-shouldered dreadnought and second from the top of the line for flat-top acoustic guitars. Featuring a full size, squared dreadnought body with spruce top paired with maple for the back and sides, mahogany for the neck, and rosewood, originally Brazilian, for the fingerboard, the Gibson Dove also sported an oversize bridge with a...
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1963 Gibson J-45 ADJ

$2,392.29
While there are many really great sounding guitars, to my ear, for a number of musical styles there's little to match the sound of a Gibson J-45 and a voice. The tonal qualities of the slope-shoulder dreadnought J-45 just seem to fit perfectly with a lone singer. The Gibson J-45 first appeared in 1942 and except for short periods has been in production since. The basic construction is a spruce...
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1956 Gibson LG-3

$2,548.38
For many people from the 1940s to the 1960s, instruments like the Gibson LG-3 were their first 'serious' guitar The next step up was professional models like the Gibson J-45, Dove, Hummingbird or even the J-200. The Gibson LG-3 was produced from 1942 to 1964, when it was replaced by the Gibson B-25 N (the N denoting a natural finish on the top rather than sunburst). These smaller body guitars...
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2017 Collings OM1 GVN

$5,056.94
It never ceases to amaze me how good steel string acoustics can sound, and I'm reminded of it every time a guitar like this Collings OM1 deep body custom arrives. This Collings OM1 - the full model name is OM1 GVN Custom - arrived today and is just exceptional. The deep body (dreadnought depth) adds dimension to the tonal balance of the Orchestra Model body design, and Collings does an...
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1990 Gretsch® 6120

$2,070.56
The Gretsch 6120 is one of the historically key archtop electric guitars. This fine example dates to the start of the Gretsch resurgence in the early 1990s. The Gretsch company dates to 1883, and was purchased by the Baldwin Piano company in 1967. Unfortunately, aspects of Baldwin's expansion bankrupted the company in 1983. In 1985, Gretsch was finally sold back to Fred Gretsch, a nephew of...
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1986 Guild® D25 SB

$955.64
The Guild D25 dreadnought steel string guitar was for a time called the Bluegrass D25, because it works so well for bluegrass styles. It's a sonic cannon that holds up well when played hard. Built from 1968 to 1999, the D25 was all mahogany until 1975 and then got a spruce top. It was available with sunburst or natural finishes. The back is mahogany, heat pressed to an arched shape that gives a...
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1939 Gibson L-7 N

$2,790.48
From its invention by Orivlle Gibson near the turn of the 20th century to the 1950s, the archtop guitar rose to prominence as what a professional guitarist needed. The archtop design, taken from traditional violin principles, provides volume and projection not always available from flat-top instruments and before amplification became common, this was essential. Gibson and Epiphone were the top of...
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2015 Gibson Les Paul 1959 Reissue

$3,583.66
This is lovely - built during 2015, a Gibson Les Paul 59 Reissue with an aged cherry sunburst finish and a very nicely flame maple top. This guitar, part of the True Historic series, recreates the most desirable Les Paul version with unprecedented accuracy. The Gibson True Historic Les Paul models feature a wet-sanded nitrocellulose lacquer finish, double-carved and hand-sanded top and neck,...
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2011 Yamaha AES-1500

$1,193.76
Yamaha has built many high quality guitars (among other things!) over the years and their thinline archtop AES-1500 illustrates how good these instruments can be. Built from 1990 to 2011, the AES-1500 features a thin, but full width hollow body with sycamore top, maple back and sides. For bracing, there are two full length braces and a solid centre block supporting the bridge and tailpiece. The...
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1997 Gibson Chet Atkins Tennessean

$1,314.01
Chet Atkins was closely associated with Gretsch guitars, but from 1981 to 2005, Gibson produced guitars with the Chet Atkins name and his design input. This model, the Gibson Chet Atkins Tennessean, was built from 1990 to 2005 at the Gibson Nashville plant. It features a semi-hollow body design, with the center block Chet had wanted. On the Tennessean, the thinline archtop body is laminated...
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1964 Epiphone EB-188 Plantation

$955.64
In 1957, the Kingston Trio and other bands triggered a revival of American Folk music, and one of the unexpected outcomes was the invention of the long neck banjo. This invention is credited to Pete Seeger, who wanted the longer neck to easily change keys just by adding a capo. Before long, most banjo makers offered the long neck as an option. This Epiphone EB-188 Plantation long-neck banjo...
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1999 Gibson ES-355

$3,782.75
As if the Gibson ES-355 isn't rare enough, here's a near-new ES-355 Historic Reiussue in natural finish built during 1999 in Nashville, Tennessee. This is a spectacular guitar in excellent condition. Highly figured maple was used for the body, and it is very nicely offset by the slightly aged tint to the lacquer finish. As a 355, it has a mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard, mother of pearl...
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2003 Ramirez R2

$788.40
The Ramirez R2 classical guitar was built between 1991 and 2014, featuring a solid red cedar top and solid rosewood sides and a laminate rosewood back. This 14 year old example, built during 2003 by Ramirez in Madrid, Spain, has matured nicely with a full and balanced tone. Grant MacNeill has done an overhaul on the instrument, with the strings set up low at 7/64 inches, which we equate to...
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2008 Ibanez RGT320Z Prestige

$1,512.30
Built in two versions from 2008 to 2010, the Ibanez RGT320Z features through-neck construction with maple neck, mahogany body and AAA-grade quilted maple cap. The then-new Edge Zero trem bridge made its appearance with DiMarzio built pickups. In 2009, the version seen here was 'upgraded' so that the maple cap covered the entire top and did not show the neck extension. The translucent red finish...
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2011 Swart SRT Tweed Space Tone Reverb

$1,274.19
Smaller amps have really come into their own, and the Swart SRT Tweed Space Tone Reverb is an excellent choice for quality tone at manageable volume levels. The Swart SRT Tweed is a Class A tube combo amp, using 6V6 or 6L6 tube, featuring 5 watts into a single 12 inch MojoTone speaker, delivering a fuller sound than is sometimes found on low-powered tube amps with 8 inch or 10 inch speakers....
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2012 EASTMAN T186MX

$1,234.37
The Eastman company builds more arched top instruments than anyone else, and they apply their expertise to thinline archtop electrics like the T186MX. Featuring solid wood construction, the Eastman T186MX has a solid, carved flame maple top, solid mahogany sides and solid mahogany carved back with a support block under the bridge and tailpiece The neck is mahogany with a bound 25 inch scale ebony...
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2000 Allstrummr Thinline Aluminum Body Electric

$1,552.92
Here's an interesting piece of Canadian musical history - an Allstrummr thinline steel body cutway electric by Robert Card, who had worked for Lado. Around the year 2000 when this guitar was built, Lado (run by Joseph Kovacic) had moved from Uxbridge to Scarborough. It's not known if the guitar was built at the Lado shop. This design suggests efforts like those of James Trussart, but does not...
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2016 Kiefte Custom Thinline Archtop Bass

$3,583.60
When I first saw the Kiefte Custom Thinline Archtop Bass Guitar, I thought it looked familiar; it is based on the successful Harrison GB Model thinline archtop electric guitar. Jason Kiefte is Douglas Harrison's nephew, and this bass was built in the Harrison shop under Doug's supervision. The design is a good adaptation of the GB design (originally built for the late jazz guitarist Gary...
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2013 Ibanez Universe 7 Premium

$1,234.37
Steve Vai and Ibanez developed the JEM series of guitars in the mid 1980's and the Ibanez Universe is the 7-string version of the signature model. This groundbreaking model was one of the first 7-string guitars oriented towards rock musicians; previously, the most well known 7-string was the Gretsch George Van Eps model, intended for jazz. The distinctive body is American Basswood, paired with...
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1996 Guild® JF30-12 Blonde

$1,314.01
The Guild JF30-12 was built from 1987 to 2004 and has the typical and desirable Guild 12 characteristics- big, sturdy and great sound served with lots of clarity, volume and projection. It uses a clasic Guild Jumbo body design, with solid spruce top, maple sides, and a laminated, pressed maple back (such as used on many archtop guitars). The neck is maple with Rosewood for the fingerboard and...
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1969 Fender® Pro Reverb

$1,194.54
Built from 1965 to 1982, the Fender Pro Reverb amp originally pushed 40 tube watts (70 watts after 1976) out of a pair of 12 inch speakers. This 'Silverface' example dates to 1969 and has been used as intended, so it's got some scuffing and the grillecloth has suffered a bit. The transformers date to 1968 and 1969, and it has been recently serviced so it's in good working order. Its footswitch...
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2007 Martin D-18 Authentic 1937

$3,822.57
No longer in production, the Martin D-18 Authentic 1937 is a recreation of a pre-war guitar, built to 1937 specifications, with an Adirondack spruce top mahogany for the back, sides and neck. Indian rosewood is used for the fingerboard, headplate and bridge. This model was built from 2006 to 2012, and has been supplanted by the D-18 Authentic 1939. This fabulous guitar is in good condition...
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2013 Heritage H-550 Custom

$2,150.20
Built at the historic Parsons Street shop in Kalamazoo, Michigan, this Heritage H-550 Custom is a thin-body version of the standard H-550 model. The body depth is 2 1/4 inches, much slimmer than the standard 3 inch rim size. The Heritage H-550 single-cutaway body is a full 17 inches wide, and built with laminated flame maple for stability and feedback rejection at volume. The neck is mahogany...
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2006 Kenny Hill Torres 1856

$3,384.57
The Kenny Hill Torres guitar, though it does not appear in his current catalog, is based on the most influential of classical guitar designs. This example of the Kenny Hill Torres 1856 guitar was built during 2006 in Felton, California. It features an Englemann Spruce top and Indian Rosewood for the back, sides headplate and bridge, mahogany neck with an ebony fingerboard. Rubner tuners are...
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