The Twelfth Fret
The Twelfth Fret
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Toronto, Ontario
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Little Walter 50-Watt

$1,672.37
Little Walter amplifers are hand built using point to point techniques by Phil Bradbury in North Carolina, USA. The 'Little Walter' name is actually a reference to Walter Cronkite! Unfortunately these amps don't bear visible serial numbers so dating is difficult. It is in excellent condition, with a black tolex covering. The single speaker cabinet carries a 12 inch Celestion G12-T75 speaker....
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1979 Fender® Stratocaster® Hardtail

$1,990.92
The Fender Stratocaster Hardtail was available from the Strat's introduction in 1954, but was never as popular as the Syncronized Vibrato version. Built around 1979, this blonde Fender Stratocaster Hardtail has been used as intended, and the honest wear to the finish shows this very nicely; there's no real way to duplicate this look, despite attempts at 'relic-ing'. Fretwear is moderate, the...
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2015 Taylor 522e 12-Fret

$1,831.65
Here is a lovely solid mahogany Taylor 522e 12-fret guitar with slotted peghead. Using a traditional design and the Taylor Grand Concert body shape, the 522e is an excellent guitar for fingerstyle playing. The 12-fret neck and 24 7/8 inch scale length combine to shorten the reach to the low frets and add to a 'slinky' feel. The 12-fret neck also moves the bridge closer to the vibrating center of...
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2009 Taylor GS Custom

$1,911.28
The Taylor GS, or Grand Symphony, is one of the largest body shapes Taylor offers. Roughly similar to the profile of classic instruments like the Gibson J-200, the Taylor GS has a bold, strong voice. This Taylor GS Custom features a Sitka Spruce top and Rosewood back and sides, with mahogany neck and ebony for the fingerboard, bridge and headplate. With a slightly larger footprint than the...
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1971 Guild® D-40 Bluegrass Jubilee

$1,075.10
The Guild D-40 Bluegrass Jubilee is a sonic cannon. A very even, full tone representing all the notes played is delivered with volume and projection. It's an ideal guitar for bluegrass styles where there's competition with banjos and mandolins. The woods used on the Guild D-40 are those favoured for bluegrass - spruce for the top and mahogany for the back and sides, providing brilliance and fast...
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1962 Gibson J-45

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The iconic Gibson J-45 has been one of the most successful steel string guitar designs. Not only does sound great accompanying a voice, it sounds good on its own and records very well. This last aspect should not be undervalued. It may seem counter-intuitive, but instruments with very wide responses can be challenging to contain on a multi-track recording, while guitars like the J-45 that have a...
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1940 Bacon Ne Plus Ultra Plectrum

$3,185.47
For a time, Bacon and Day built some of the finest banjos available, and the Ne Plus Ultra was their top of the line. In 1939, extensive hurricane damage to the Bacon Groton shop had Gretsch building banjos under contract, and in 1940 the Bacon company was sold to Gretsch. This is an early Bacon Ne Plus Ultra Plectrum Banjo by Gretsch, with the elaborately ornate decoration of the Ne Plus...
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1980 ODE Model 6500 Style D

$2,508.56
Today we're looking at a lovely 1980 ODE Style D Model 6500 5-String Banjo. ODE banjos were originally made in Boulder, Colorado by Chuck Ogsbury. In 1966, he sold the company to Baldwin, and operated by Gretsch, where it remained in the early 1980's, when Baldwin had to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy - because of their problems with their expansion into banking. Chuck Ogsbury now builds OME...
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2014 Collings D-1

$2,388.31
The Collings D1 is a top-shelf expression of the world's most successful and popular steel string guitar design - the square shoulder 14-fret dreadnought. This design combines lots of controllable power and volume with a full bottom end, mids and highs. This Collings D1 example was built during 2014 at the Collings shop in Austin, Texas and has been played, but also well taken care of. It has...
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1928 National Style 1

$2,986.38
The National Style 1 tricone guitar was introduced in 1927, and was an early attempt in getting enough volume to compete with groups of banjos. These instruments have a distinctive sound, not just because they are loud! This example of the National Style 1 Tricone Squareneck dates to 1928, and features a German Silver plated body with mahogany neck and ebony fingerboard. The cones are newer as...
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2011 Gibson Les Paul Studio Faded 50's Tribute

$637
The Gibson Les Paul has been a standard for rock guitarists since the invention of rock music. The Gibson Les Paul Studio line brings it back to an affordable level. Dating to October 20, 2011 and built at the Nashville plant, this Gibson Les Paul Studio faded 50's tribute gold top is in excellent, all original condition. It features a weight-relieved (that is, chambered) mahogany body with...
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2012 DEERING Golden Era

$2,588.20
The Deering Golden Eagle is a maple, prewar style bluegrass banjo built like the classic banjos of the 1930's with the same materials and the same weight, design and features. The Golden Era is one of the most popular Deering banjos for traditional bluegrass bands. If you're looking for that classic bluegrass banjo tone and look - this is the banjo for you. Originally built during 2012 and...
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2016 National Dueco

$3,296.17
The National Dueco model is a re-creation of an almost lost art. The frosted finish effect found on some pre-WWII National guitars was the result of an additive to Duco finish, creating a random crystalline pattern. The effect was uncontrollable and no two finishes are the same. The National Resophonic Guitar company has re-discovered the technique and offers the 'Dueco' finish in silver and...
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2016 National M-14T Thunderbox

$2,539.62
Another new model from National Guitars! The National M-14T Thunderbox in the Revolver finish just came through the door, sporting a dark brown 'Revolver' finish on the deeper body. National's 'Denim' finish is also available. The National M-14T Thunderbox is the latest version of National's standard M-14. The newly improved M-14T features a 4" deep body, improving the low end response and...
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2016 National M-14T Thunderbox

$2,540.42
Another new model from National Guitars! The National M-14T Thunderbox Denim just came through the door, sporting a blue 'denim' finish on the deeper body. National's 'Revolver' finish is also available. The National M-14T Thunderbox is the latest version of National's standard M-14. The newly improved M-14T features a 4" deep body, improving the low end response and creating a louder,...
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2005 Polytone Mini-Brute II

$477.02
The Polytone Mini-Brute line has been a very popular amp for working jazz musicians, whose needs are somewhat different than rock guitarists. Clean tone with good volume levels and portability are highly valued. Polytone amps were among the first to really deliver on this, providing lots of clean transistor power (110 watts in this case) into a box not much bigger than the 12 inch speaker it...
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1963 Harmony Meteor H70

$1,353
At their peak, Harmony was the largest instrument company in the USA, and had to expand their premises several times. Harmony built hundreds of thousands of instruments and guitars like the Harmony Meteor H70 were seen everywere. However, competition from Asian builders in the lower price range folded the company in the 1970s. This is a 1963 Harmony Meteor H70, very similar to the 1960/1961...
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2014 Godin Multiac ACS-SA Custom Limited Edition

$797
The Godin Multiac ACS SA has been a huge success, because it directly meets the needs of many working musicians, and it looks, feels and sounds great in the process. These guitars are Made in Canada, in Richmond, Quebec. This Godin Multiac ACS-SA is a custom limited edition, and dates to July 8 2014. As the custom limited edition, it has a very nice Indian Rosewood top. The design of the ACS...
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1994 Fender® Jazzmaster™ Made In Japan

$720
Built for 1994, this white Fender Jazzmaster was made in Japan at the Fuji-Gen plant. These are excellent, very high quality instruments and this 1962 Reissue Jazzmaster Reissue example is in great condition. The Fender Jazzmaster appeared in 1958 as the top of the line and aimed at jazz guitarists. It had the pioneering offset waist design found later in the Jaguar (and the Gibson Firebird!)...
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1960 Gibson J-45

$3,981.83
An iconic American design, the Gibson J-45 is one of the most used steel string guitars for recording and performance. A slope-shouldered dreadnought body shape is built with a solid spruce top, and mahogany for almost everything else with rosewood for the fingerboard and bridge. Produced in 1960, this Gibson J-45 has the feel, look and sound of a vintage piece. The nitrocellulose finish shows...
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2005 Gibson EB-250 Mastertone

$2,508.56
For decades, banjos like the Gibson RB-250 Mastertone were the gold standard for bluegrass and country banjo players. This 2005 RB-250 model is one of the last Gibson produced; not long afterwards, Gibson stopped making this model, and the Nashville flood caused so much damage to the Gibson Banjo shop that they've never restarted it. There's a little known bit of information about these...
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2015 Martin GPC12PA4

$1,353.83
The Martin GPC12PA4 was the first twelve string in Martin's popular Performing Artist Series, featuring a Sitka spruce top and Sapele back and sides. The body has a 14-fret cutaway with the fast and comfortable High Performance neck, and Fishman's F1 Analog electronics. Built in 2015, this excellent example of a modern 12-string is in very good condition with almost no wear. The original case...
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2004 Beardsell 4G Quilted Maple

$4,977.30
Allan Beardsell runs the Beardsell Guitar Workshop in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and produces higher end instruments like this 2004 Beardsell Model 4 G, with a pair of side ports. The ports address a long-standing but until lately unrecognised issue with acoustic guitars - when played, the sound projects outwards, which is helpful for everyone except the player. With the ports, the guitarist gets a good...
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2012 Rickenbacker 4003

$1,433.46
The Rickenbacker 4003 bass is one of the most recognizable electric basses. It has a distinct shape and punchy tone, and has been the backbone of many bands, from the Beatles and Wings to Motorhead and Yes. This Rickenbacker 4003 bass in a now-discontinued Ruby Red finish was built during 2012, at the Rickenbacker plant in Santa Ana, California. It is in excellent condition with one...
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1932 Larson Brothers Prairie State Auditorium Model

$8,250
The Larson Brothers of Chicago, Illinois built many guitars from the early 20th century until Carl Larson's death in 1946. Their work and patents had major impacts on how steel string guitars are now built. They worked for several major guitar builders including Orville Gibson. When Robert Maurer retired in 1900, they purchased his company. Seen here is a Prairie State guitar by the Larson...
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2011 Taylor GS8

$1,990.92
The Taylor GS8 carries the Grand Symphony body shape, without cutaway and in this case without electronics. It's a traditional jumbo body steel string guitar with a Sitka Spruce top and Indian Rosewood back and sides. This example dates to June 30, 2011 - the Taylor serial number system makes it easy to closely date their products - and is in very good condition with the original case. As...
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1963 Guild® X-175 MANHATTAN

$1,791.83
The Guild X-175 Manhattan, a full size, single cutaway electrified archtop, was built for 31 years - from 1954 to 1985. The X-175 featured laminated woods for feedback rejection - spruce top and maple back and sides and two pickups, in this case two Guild humbuckers. These guitars were very popular with working musicians, and the 'B' model was available with a Bigsby tailpiece. This example...
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1960 Silvertone U1 Short Scale

$796.36
The Danelectro company built guitars for many retailers, including Sears Roebuck. The Silvertone U1 was one of the models sold by Sears throughout the USA from the 1950s to the 1960s. Designed to be inexpensive and readily available to the masses, Danelectro and Silvertone guitars were built using common materials, those these were sometimes unusual for instruments. Many of these guitars had a...
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1975 Fender® Stratocaster® Hardtail

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The Fender Stratocaster Hardtail is the lesser known sibling of the Fender Stratocaster with vibrato bridge, and both were introduced in 1954. The hardtail version is now discontinued. This Fender Stratocaster hardtail dates to 1975 and features a maple neck and sunburst finish. It's definitely been used as intended, enough to need a refret and wear the replacement frets. The finish on the...
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2014 Taylor 616e

$1,951.10
The Taylor 616e features a non-cutaway Grand Symphony body shape, known for its rich and powerful sound, with a spruce top and 3-piece maple back, sides and neck. Coupled with maple’s bright, focused tone, players can count on a guitar voice that’s strong and articulate, with full lower mids and sweeping dynamic range. Appointments include white binding and taylor's Twisted Ovals fretboard...
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