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Northwood Guitars M70-OOO 14-Fret Acoustic #012216 - Used  From Other

A beautifully buillt Canadian made 14-Fret OOO from John at Northwood Guitars with a Cedar top and Mahogany back and sides.


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What We Think

A wonderfully unique piece with something special to offer the fingerstyle player fortunate enough to pick 'er up!  The Cedar top, short scale, and deep body on this instrument all work together to make playing with fingernails or even just bare fingers an intimate, inspiring experience.  Such a big, warm voice at such a light touch.  Magical!


Condition: Used, Excellent


Manufacturer's Description from Other

John McQuarrie's love of guitars began at an early age. When he was 6 years old, he fabricated a makeshift guitar using a tissue box, paper towel roll and a bath tissue roll as the components. Seeing this, his parents decided to buy him his first real guitar and a series of lessons. Over the next few years he continued playing guitar and eventually began studying classical guitar with the Royal Conservatory of Music.

Once in high school, John excelled in woodshop class. When prompted to submit ideas for a personal project, John chose to build a guitar! His teacher, Dan Zaklan, was skeptical, but warmed to the idea when the plans were drawn up and presented the next day. With the help of his teacher and several books on the subject, that first guitar was successfully completed. 

John continued building and repairing instruments throughout his high school years and was fortunate to be hired by Jean Larrivee in the 1980's. This employment was invaluable as the Larrivee factory was building both electric and acoustic guitars at the time. He remained at the Larrivee factory for 7 years. During this time, he continued with his repair business and began collecting the tools and machinery needed to branch out on his own.

After leaving the Larrivee factory in 1994, John started Northwood Guitars in Langley, B.C. He continued building and repairing guitars and other stringed instruments and began attending trade shows worldwide to promote his product. He now has a loyal dealer network in locations around the world.

In 2006, John and his now growing family moved from Langley, B.C. to the small hamlet of Sorrento, in the British Columbia interior. As well as building Northwood guitars, John repairs a wide range of stringed instruments including mandolin, banjo, bass and of course guitar. He is also the on-site luthier at The Nimblefingers Bluegrass Festival held every August in Sorrento. Visitors are always welcome at the shop and need only call or email beforehand to set up a time for a visit.

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Here at Sound Pure we hand-select used and vintage pieces of gear for our inventory. Our used selection always reflects the high standards of quality and craftsmanship that we expect from all of our manufacturers.   We are a small team of dedicated experts, located in Durham, NC.  We buy, trade, and consign instruments that we truly believe in.  Because of this, we have developed a reputation of quality and trust with our customers, located all over the world.   Our best customers are the ones that truly understand our personal touch and commitment to everything we sell, and range from hobbyists and enthusiasts to some of the biggest names in the business.  Our passion bridges the products we love with the real relationships we develop with our customer - whether they are a lifelong musician, or they are just getting started on their musical journey but care about value, quality, and being treated right.  

We vigorously test everything we take in to ensure authenticity, functionality, and reliability.  We are supported by one of the most well-respected luthiers in the Southeast, guaranteeing products that come in are thoroughly vetted, and that products that go out our in premium, performance- ready shape.   We are so confident in our ability to provide the highest quality music equipment in the industry, we even invented our “Try Before You Buy” program where we can ship out a product before collecting actual payment. 

Sound Pure's inventory is constantly changing, ever-evolving, with some items sold before reaching the website.    Looking for something specific? Have questions about this product's condition or history?  Want more photos, or to simply chat with an expert who's had his hands on this actual piece of gear?  It is truly our pleasure to talk with our customers, please do contact us now.  


Model: M70-14-OOO

Serial: 012216

Top: Cedar

Back & Sides: Mahogany

Neck: Mahogany

Nut Width: 1 3/4"

Nut Material: Bone

Fingerboard: Ebony

Scale Length: 24.9"

Rosette: Herringbone

Binding: None

Headplate: Rosewood

Bridge Pins: Bone/Ebony

Tuners: Grover 18:1 Sta-tite

Body Length: 19.375"

Body Depth: 5"

Width at Upper Bout: 11.625"

Width at Lower Bout: 15.187"

Width at Waist: 9.437"

Case: Hardshell