Alder body with "Eggshell White" finish. Two Seymour Duncan humbuckers. Tune-O-Matic bridge with wood tailpiece. Maple neck, Radiused Bubinga fingerboard with artistic position markers on the bass edge of the frets. Nickel Gotoh tuners. Volume and tone knobs with 3-way pickup selector switch and push/pull coil tap.
This is a guitar made by a local luthier from Helena, MT, and is quite well-made. There are several unique features of this guitar that make it one of a kind. The shape is technically a double cut-away, but it is a completely original design, and really pleasing aesthetically. The input jack is located on the back of the body, instead of on the front or the side. The positioning of the jack is really great, it keeps any cords out of your way when playing, and makes it hard to unplug them by mistake. A lot of the hardware on this guitar appears to be Bubinga, giving the guitar a nice, natural look.
2009 Bourgeois D-150 Guitar 'In Stock'
Brazilian Rosewood with an Adirondack Red Spruce top and braces. Both woods are very high grade, with the Brazilian graded at AAA. These D-150's come with lots of extras: Brazilian Rosewood peghead overlay, Ebony fretboard with small cut diamond inlays, Abalone soundhole rosette, Gold Waverly tuners, intonated bone saddle and bone nut, Ivoroid pins. Body, neck and peghead are all bound with multiple Ivoroid bindings. Wooden marquetry backstrip, and wooden end wedge at endpin area.
Sounds great, plays great.
$6,350.00 w/ OHC
2010 Bourgeois Slope D w/ Adirondack top Guitar 'In Stock'
Adirondack top with beautiful sunburst. Mahogany back, sides and neck. Top and back are multiple bound with Ivoroid. Fretboard and peghead have singe Ivoroid binding. Radiused Ebony fretboard with small dot inlays. Appears to be Ivory nut and saddle. Thin ebony backstrip. Nickel Waverly tuners with Ivoroid buttons. 1 3/4" width at nut. 2 1/4" nut spacing.
This guitar plays and sounds very good. Very open and powerful.
$3,150.00 w/ OHC
2009 Bourgeois Slope D w/ Squared Peghead Guitar 'In Stock'
Exc. Condition. Only the slightest hint of fret wear. Professionally used, but carefully cared for. Back of the neck is in perfect condition, peghead is in great condition. No cracks, no bangs, no dings. Strap button professionally installed.
Mahogany slope-shouldered body with Adirondack Red Spruce top. Vivid 3 color sunburst. Fire-stripe pickguard. Ivoroid multiple bindings on top. Ivoroid binding on back, heelcap, fingerboard and peghead. Gabon Ebony fingerboard with small dot position markers inlaid in pearl. Bourgeois logo inlaid in peghead in pearl. 1 23/32" width at nut. 25.5" scale length. 2 1/4" pin spacing at bridge. Waverly tuners with Ivoroid buttons. Ivoroid bridge and end pins.
Powerful, resonant sound. The setup is nice and low.
$3,150.00 w/ OHC
New Bristol by Blueridge BM-16 Guitar 'In Stock'
Spruce top, laminate Mahogany back and sides. Top has multiple bindings, back has single black binding. Mahogany neck, with radiused Rosewood fingerboard. Nickel tuners.
This is a great sounding beginner-intermediate guitar. It has the openness and tonal range you would expect from a more expensive instrument. This guitar also comes with a nice hard shell case, most retailers would ship it without a case. Also included are some free goodies of your choosing, picks or a strap etc.
$350.00 w/ HC
New Collings C-10 Short Scale Guitar 'In Stock'
New. Mahogany back, sides and neck. Sitka top. Styled similar to old "L-00" shape. 24.9" short scale length really warms up the tone. 1 3/4 width at nut. Sunburst top.
Ebony fingerboard, bridge and peghead overlay. Vintage style tortoise pickguard. Collings logo inlaid in peghead. Graduated pearl dot inlays in fingerboard. Ivoroid heel cap. Top edge binding is multiple ivoroid which matches soundhole rosette. Back binding is single ivoroid. Beautiful ivoroid end wedge. Bone nut and intonated bone saddle.Ebony bridge pins and endpin with abalone dots. Nickel Schaller Mini-tuners. Great sound and response. Perfect for blues or folk stylings.
$4,162.00 w/ OHC
New Collings D-2HG VN Adirondack Braced Guitar 'In Stock'
German spruce top, Adirondack Spruce braces, No "Tongue" brace, "Vintage Now" neck profile and bridge, 1 3/4" nut width.
This is by far the fastest selling Collings guitar we stock. The combo of German spruce and Indian rosewood is superb!
$4,320.00 w/ OHC
New Collings D1 w/ Adirondack Braces Guitar 'In Stock'
Sitka Spruce top, Mahogany back, sides and neck. Top has multiple tortoise bindings, back has sngle tortoise binding. Radiused Ebony fretboard with graduated pearl dot inlays. 1 11/16" width at nut. Nickel Waverly tuners.
This guitar has lots of resonance with a strong, sure attack. Very balanced, and set up to play with nice low action.
$3,487.00 w/ HC
New Collings D1 w/ Adirondack Braces Guitar 'In Stock'
Tightly-grained Sitka Spruce top. Mahogany back, sides and neck. Top is multiple bound with tortoise shell outer binding. Back is single bound with tortoise shell. Radiused Ebony fretboard with graduated Pearl dot inlays. Adirondack bracing with no tongue brace. Nickel Waverly tuners. 1 11/16" width at nut. Ebony bridge and pins.
Really strong sound from one end to the other. This guitar is new from Collings and already opening up nicely. Setup to play very well.
$3,487.00 w/ HC
2008 Collings D1A Guitar 'In Stock'
As New Condition. This guitar is in great shape. The top has no dents, knicks or dings. The back and sides are in same great shape. There are just a few of the tiniest marks on the back of the neck. There is very little sign of fret wear, mostly under the B string. This guitar is in such nice shape that we are leaving it in the case in the store.
Adirondack top, mahogany back, sides and neck. Top and back are bound with tortoise. Top has multiple wooden purflings. Radiused Ebony fretboard with graduated pearl dot inlays. End pin jack. Strap button professionally installed in heel.
Nice, bold tone. Strong attack with great presence and volume.
$3,600.00 w/ OHC
New Collings D2HG Guitar 'In Stock'
Nice German Spruce top with Herringbone purfling. Back and sides are Rosewood. Multiple Ivoroid bindings on the back, with single Ivoroid binding on the top. Beautiful Mahogany neck with lots of light figure. Radiused Ebony fretboard with Abalone "cut-diamond" inlays. Beautiful Rosewood peghead overlay with Collings logo inlaid in pearl. 1 11/16" width at nut. Ivoroid heel cap. Ebony bridge and pins. Nickel Waverly tuners.
Great, open tone right out of the box from Collings. Very good sounding guitar.
$4,005.00 w/ HC
New Collings OM2HG Short Scale Guitar 'In Stock'
New. German spruce top with Herringbone trim. Rosewood back and sides. Top and back are Ivoroid bound. Mahogany neck with radiused Ebony fretboard & Abalone "cut-diamond" inlays. Short scale (24 7/8"). Rosewood peghead overlay with Collings logo inlaid in pearl. Ebony bridge and pins.
Wondrful tone, clear and balanced with good depth and sustain.
Exc. Condition. This bass is in nice shape. The top is clean, there are no marks on the neck and the fretboard has no wear. There are a few scrapes on the back but nothing major.
Carved luthite body with extended upper horn. Maple neck with radiused Ebony fretboard. Single "Might Mite" pickup. One volume knob, 3-band equalizer and "slap" switch. All parts and electronics are in great working condition.
This is a nice bass for the price. There is a lot of tonal options you can get using the 3-band equalizer and "slap" switch. Setup well and ready to play.
$225.00 w/ OHC
Danelectro U2 Guitar 'In Stock'
VG(+) Condition. Guitar has been refinished in a "lipstick pink" color. Normal scratches and dings throughout but no major problems. Original pickguard in good shape. Light fret wear. Comes with original hard case in good condition.
Masonite body. Original lipstick pickups, volume and tone knobs, and 3-way pickup selector switch. Radiused Rosewood fretboard with dot inlays. Original wood bridge.
$750.00 w/ OHC
2010 Epiphone Joe Pass Emperor ii Guitar 'In Stock'
Exc.(++) Condition. The top is in mint condition save for a few pickguard scratches. The back and sides are in almost as good shape with just a few light scratches, no knicks, dents or dings. The neck is spotless and there is no fret wear.
Spruce top with "vintage sunburst" finish. Figured Maple back, sides and neck also with sunburst finish. Top, back, fretboard, peghead and pickguard are all multiple bound. Radiused rosewood fingerboard with pearl block inlays. Gold "trapeze" tailpiece with rosewood bridge. Gold Grover tuners. Two Alnico humbuckers with independent volume and tone knobs for each. 3-way pickup selector switch. Ebony peghead overlay with elaborate "flower" inlay in pearl and "Joe Pass" signature tross rod cover.
Good sound, nice low action with no fret buzzing. This is a nice guitar with no problems whatsoever.
Exc.(-) Condition. This Tele is in very nice shape. The top has just a few little scratches, no dents or dings. There is also a sticker of a cue ball by the bridge (photos coming soon). The back is also very clean, just some minor belt scratches on the surface. The back of the neck has a couple knicks on it, but is in mostly great shape. No wear on the frets.
Nice Ash body with natural finish. Two humbuckers with independent volume and tone knobs for each pickup and a 3-way selector switch. Nickel Fender tuners. All parts are original and working well.
This is a very nice Telecaster. It looks much newer than it really is and sounds great.
$3,450.00 w/ OHC
1968 Fender Paisley Telecaster Guitar 'In Stock'
Exc.(-) Condition. Everything on this guitar is original, and in great shape. This guitar has only had one previous owner, and it was handled very politely. The finish is great with just a few lines of lacquer checking, and one small area is worn awayThe back of the neck has a couple very slight touches, there is a moderate amount of fret wear on the fingerboard. Missing original bridge cover.
Alder body, Maple neck and fingerboard. Original single-coil pickups, three-way switch and volume and tone knobs. Radiused fretboard with black dot inlays. Clear plastic pickguard.
As nice to play as it is to look at. The action is really nice and low, and the neck is perfectly straight. Wonderful tone.
$14,500.00 w/ OHC
1964 Fender Stratocaster Guitar 'In Stock'
Exc.(-) Condition. Top has some paint chipped away. There is a small crack in the pickguard near the screw on the neck pickup. There are a few sizeable spots on the back and sides where paint has been chipped. The only unoriginal parts on this strat are: new string tree added and a new back plate.
Body and neck have no cracks or repairs. Recent excellent setup. Frets show minor denting and have been milled, but appear original.
Alder body with great 3-tone sunburst. Maple neck with radiussed Brazilian Rosewood fretboard. Three original single coil pickups. Original 3-way selector switch, volume and tone knobs. Original whammy bar included.
This guitar plays like a dream.
$17,500.00 w/ Period Brown Tolex Case
1966 Fender Stratocaster Guitar 'In Stock'
Excellent(-) refinished condition. Alder body with "flamed" natural finish. Mostly all original hardware and parts. Three single-coil pickups, tremolo bridge, master volume, 5-way selector switch and two tone controls. Maple neck with Rosewood fingerboard and Pearl dot inlays. Large frets in great condition. Original Kluson "Deluxe" tuners.
This is the real deal. A great playing, original strat at a price that's only going to go up as time goes by.
The refinish, even though it isn't a standard color, was done very well. The guitar body was not overly sanded, it has no file marks in the wood, etc. The wood was then singed with a torch, to give the brown "flame" coloring, then clear finish was applied. There is some belt buckly wear into the wood at back coverplate area. It feels great, with medium weight and good balance, good resonance.
$8,800.00 w/ OHC
1965 Gibson ES-125 Guitar 'On Hold'
VG(+) Condition. Top has a good amount of lacquer checking and a couple of dings but is in nice overall shape. Back also has lacquer checking and normal scratches and dings. The sides have a lot of sratching and some areas where finish has been worn away.
Spruce top, Maple back and sides. Single P-90 pickup in the neck position. Volume and tone knobs. Floating tailpiece, adjustable Rosewood bridge. Mahogany neck, radiused Rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot inlays. Kluson Deluxe tuners. Strap button installed on heel.
This guitar is ready to play, it's set up great and has the Gibson sound.
$1,795.00 w/ Newer HC
1918 Gibson L-1 Guitar 'In Stock'
Extremely Early Gibson Flattop Guitar - one of the earliest we've seen...
Excellent condition. This is one for the museums! Earliest example of a flat top, flat back guitar we've ever seen from Gibson. Example of the earliest "A-frame" bracing that Gibson employed until around 1926/27.
24 1/4" Scale Length. Shellac finish. BIRCH back and sides, with Red Spruce top. Pumpkin color. 1 13/16" width of fingerboard at nut. Dyed Pearwood fingerboard and peghead overlay. The Gibson silkscreen silver logo. Original Ebony nut. Original small frets. Tuners appear to be original 3 on a plate, with original buttons in good shape. Bridge is Ebony and appears to be original. Who knows - this guitar is early enough that it may be that Gibson just bought a bridge for this early guitar because they hadn't designed a flat top bridge before this time.
Back and sides may have been refinished at some point... but looks to be also a Shellac finish. Top seems to be original finish with typical "leather dye" sienna color under the shellac finish.
The historical record of the early days of Gibson evolving their L-1 from an arched top and back, to a flat top with arched back, to these first flat top AND flat back A-frame braced examples is rather murky and incomplete. Hopefully this guitar will stand as a useful piece to this ongoing puzzle...
* This cool old Gibson was previously shown on these pages as "display only", but we are currently offering this guitar for sale.
$3,950.00 w/ New L-1 Case
c. 1942 Gibson L-50 Guitar 'In Stock'
VG. Condition. There are 4 repaired cracks in the top, and some scratches including pick scratches that have worn through the finish near the soundhole. The pickguard has been removed and there is a small hole near the fretboard where it was screwed in. The back and sides have moderate scratches but are in good shape with no cracks. Finish has been worn away on much of the neck, but it is smooth and comfortable to play on. Frets are in great shape.
Spruce top with original sunburst finish. Bird's Eye Maple back and sides. 2-pc. adjustable rosewood bridge. Mhogany neck with radiused rosewood fretboard and pearl dot inlays. Ebony peghead overlay with Gibson logo inlaid in pearl. End pin installed but no strap button. All original parts and hardware except for Kluson Deluxe replica tuners.
Good, strong sound.
2000 Gibson Les Paul Classic Guitar 'In Stock'
VG(+) Condition. Routine scratches and dings on the top, back and sides. Little to no player wear. There are just a few touches on the headstock.
Solid Mahogany body, Maple top with Tobacco sunburst. 60's "slim-tapered" Mahogany neck with Rosewood finger board and Trapezoid inlays. Top of body and neck are bound. Pick guard is removed, but in the case with mounting hardware. 496R ceramic humbucker in the neck, 500T humbucker in the bridge position.
Great recent L.P. from Gibson. The carved Maple top is really nice, and the body has a solid medium weight to it, for good tone and good ringing sustain.
$1,850.00 w/ OHC
1967 Gibson SG Junior Guitar 'In Stock'
Excellent original condition. Cherry red. Single P-90 pickup. Frets are in fine condition showing only slight signs of being played. There are some dings around the body of guitar and along side of peghead. Original tremolo. Original pickguard has some cracking at screws.
1955 Gretsch Chet Atkins 6120 "G Brand" Guitar 'In Stock'
Exc. Condition. There are minor scratches on the top and back, but no bad dings at all. The neck and frets are both in great shape with just slight evidence of player wear.
Maple body with "G brand" logo on top. Cream bindings on the top, back fretboard and peghead. Original Gretsch bridge pickup, newer P-90 in the neck position. Original Bigsby tailpiece with fixed arm. Radiused Ebony fretboard with cactus inlays. Gretsch logo and steer inlays in peghead. All original parts and hardware except for the P-90.
Great sound, the P-90 in the neck position gives a lot of different tonal options. This is a very good guitar.
1980 Gretsch Country Club Guitar 'In Stock'
Near Mint condition. This is a very fine example of a top Gretsch from the period. NO wear, no repairs, no dings, no finish checks, no fret wear. The pickups sound great, as well.
Blonde finish. Maple body. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Mother of Pearl block inlays in fingerboard. Gold Grover Rotomatic tuners. Gold trapeze tailpiece. Adjustable bridge with gold tunamatic saddle. Original pickguard, original frets, all original parts and electronics.
This guitar is set-up very well. It plays and sounds great. The original case is in the same great condition as the guitar.
$2,350.00 w/ OHC
1984 Guild D-212 SB Guitar 'In Stock'
Exc.(+) Condition. This is an extremely nice guitar. There is one small repaired area on the top with cosmetic touchup, and a few random lines of finish checking which are hard to spot. Neck nice and straight. Original frets in really great shape. Everything except the nut is original.
Top appears to be high-grade Englemann Spruce with a great sunburst finish. Mahogany back, sides and neck. Moulded back. Rosewood fingerboard and bridge. Small dot inlays in fret board. Nickel Grover mini tuners.
This guitar is very nice, it's bright with a sound that fills the room. Comes with extra sets of strings and a capo.
$1,350.00 w/ OHC
c.1972 Gurian J-R Guitar 'On Hold'
Exc(-) condition. Fairly early Rosewood Jumbo from the noted luthier, Michael Gurian. Has 2 parallel repaired cracks along center seam of top, between bridge and lower edge of top, and 2 repaired cracks in Rosewood back.
Ebony fingerboard w/ no inlays. Rosewood bridge. 1 5/8" width at nut, 25 1/2" scale length. Maple wooden outer body bindings, w/ half herringbone wooden purfling along top edge. Firestripe pickguard. Nickel Schaller tuners. Indian Rosewood back and sides, beautiful Sitka Spruce top.
This is a fine sounding Gurian. It has more "cut" and "punch" than many Gurians, and would be just as good for flatpicking as for fingerpicking. Very expressive and very full.
$1,895.00 w/ Boulder Gig Bag
New Haxton HJ-45 Guitar 'In Stock'
New (Demo). This guitar is in nice new condition, but has been handled and played at some shows and festivals and has a couple of small dings on the top. It comes with same warranty as any new one, though.
Beautiful traditional tobacco sunburst. 1 3/4" width at nut. Mahogany back, sides and neck. German Spruce top. Rosewood fingerboard and bridge. Pearl dots inlaid in fingerboard. Nickel Grover open-back tuners. Body has multiple wood purfling with cream outer binding. Haxton logo inlaid in peghead.
This is a very nice guitar... especially when you factor in the price. Big and bold sound with lots of power. Bass is especially nice in having a beautiful "bounce".
$3,250.00 w/ OHC
1995 Heritage H-575 Guitar 'In Stock'
Exc(+) condition. This guitar is in great shape, there are no dents or dings on the top or back, just very minor light scratches. There is one small ding on the side. Neck is in great shape, no fret wear.
This is a beautiful Jazz guitar. Figured Maple body with sunburst finish. Mahogany neck, radiused Rosewood fretboard with graduated pearl dot inlays. Two humbuckers with independent volume and tone knobs for each. Floating tailpiece and Rosewood bridge. Flamed Maple pickguard also with sunburst finish. Nickel Grover tuners. Strap button installed in correct position on heel.
These guitars were made at the original Gibson factory in Kalamazoo, Michigan, by some of the former employees who remained. This guitar is very reminiscent of a Gibson ES-175. Good sound and good playability. Currently has flatwound strings that sound great.
$1,795.00 w/ OHC
New Joel Keefe Shoemaker Parcell Guitar 'In Stock'
Alaskan Yellow Cedar top. Goncolo Alves back and sides. Top and back have multiple wooden bindings. Spanish Cedar neck with sleek natural finish that is really fast and comfortable to play on. Radiused Ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlays. Nickel Grover tuners, no inlays in peghead. Ebony bridge, bone nut and saddle.
This guitar is from a local luthier in Sandpoint, ID. The tone is very warm and rich, sounds great fingerpicked or flatpicked.
$1,500.00 w/ HC
Like New John Walker Gus Creek Cutaway Guitar 'On Hold'
Nice parlor sized guitar. Engelmann Spruce top, Maple back and sides. 1 3/4" nut width. 24.75" scale length. Demo/sale price...
$4,900.00 On Sale... $4,500.00 w/ OHC
New John Walker Wise River Guitar 'On Hold'
Choice Adirondack top with nice sunburst. Mahogany back, sides and neck. Top and back have single Ivoroid bindings. Radiused ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlays. Ebony bridge. Nickel Waverly tuners with Ivoroid buttons.
Very good tone with a lot of deep, growling resonance.
$4,500.00 w/ HC
Recent Larrivee D-03R Guitar 'In Stock'
Exc. Condition. There are a couple of light pick scrapes on the top. The back and sides are both in "near-perfect" condition with just one or two small dings. The back of the neck has 3 or 4 knicks that you can't feel when playing. Minor fret wear.
Spruce top. Indian rosewood back and sides. Top and back have wooden bindings, fretboard has Ivoroid bindings. Mahogany neck, radiused ebony fretboard with dot inlays.Ebony bridge. Nickel tuners. Larrivee logo inlaid in headstock.
Nice open sound. Good setup and playability.
$1,000.00 w/ OHC
1898 Martin 0-28 Guitar 'In Stock'
Exceptional Original Condition. Top has 6 cracks professionally repaired between the bridge and the lower binding on the top. These repaired cracks look great and are all tight. Back and sides are in great original condition with no cracks and only a couple marks. There are a few small marks on the back of the neck, but no fret wear. Peghead is in fine shape with just a few touches.
Beautiful old-growth, quarter-sawn Brazilian Rosewood back and sides. Top and back bound with Ivory. Back edge has multi wood purfling. Top edge has small wooden "Herringbone" purfling. Soundhole rosette has three purfling rings with center one having two strips of Ivory. 1 13/16" width at nut. Mahogany neck with radiused Ebony fretboard. Slotted peghead with original Elephant Ivory tuner buttons. The original tuners work fine. Original bridge and Ivory pins. Setup to play great on silk and steel strings.
Really warm and beautiful tone. This guitar has an excellent low end for such a small guitar, and sweet, clean highs. Until 1927, Martin predominantly made guitars for nylon or gut strings. The only difference between these guitars and ones made for steel string is the presence of a bridge plate under the top. You can string it with ultra-light gauge strings (10's), silk and steel, silk and bronze, nylon or gut.
$9,450.00 On Sale... $8,995.00 w/ Newer HC
1926 Martin 00-18 Guitar 'In Stock'
Exc(-) condition. Top refinished. Two short top cracks repaired halfway between bridge and binding. Top center seam repaired with Spruce splint. Newer Ebony bridge. One long side crack repaired very well. Recently re-fretted with new bar frets. Recent neck reset. All braces and bridge plate are original. Original tuners.
Mahogany back, sides and neck. Adirondack Red Spruce top. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. 1 13/16" nut width. 2 7/16" spacing at bridge pins.
This is a fine sounding guitar that plays very well. Recently professionally set-up and ready to go with no problems.
$5,250.00 w/ Newer HC
2006 Martin 000-15S Guitar 'In Stock'
Exc.(++) Condition. This guitar is in very nice shape. There is one mark on the top, and some barely discernable scratches on the back. There are a few light scratches on the back of the neck.
All Mahogany construction. Radiused Rosewood fingerboard with graduated pearl dot inlays. Slotted headstock with Martin tuners and pearloid buttons. Strap button installed in correct position on the heel. Nice Greven Tor-Tis pickguard added.
Nice, balanced sound and easy playability.
$950.00 w/ OHC
2008 Martin 175th Anniversary "000" Custom w/ Madagascar Rosewood & Adirondack Red Spruce Guitar 'In Stock'
Exceptional condition. Special issue "000" guitar from Martin to commemorate their 175th anniversary in business. This guitar only has a few very minor touch-marks on the top (can't see them when looking directly at the top), and one tiny touch on the side. In short, this is a fabulous guitar that is pretty close to new condition.
12-fret "000" with Madagascar Rosewood back and sides and Adirondack Red Spruce top. 25.4" scale length. 1 3/4" width at nut. 2 11/32" pin spacing at bridge (in between 2 5/16" & 2 3/8").
The Red Spruce top is very nice, with lots of "silky" side rays. The Madagascar Rosewood looks really close to Brazilian Rosewood in grain character.
Guitar is fully bound, with multiple ivoroid body and peghead binding and single ivoroid binding along fingerboard. Heel cap and end wedge both are multiple bound with ivoroid. Diamond volute behind nut. Slotted peghead. Waverly 3-on-a-plate engraved open-back tuners with Ebony buttons. Ivory nut, saddle, bridge pins and end pin. Bridge pins and end pin have inlaid abalone dots.
Top of guitar has beautiful abalone purflings around top edge, around fingerboard extension, bordering end wedge, and around soundhole rosette. Decorative wooden marquetry strip in center of Rosewood back. Madagascar Rosewood peghead overlay with intricate abalone floral inlay. Ebony radiused fingerboard has traditional abalone 'cat eyes, diamonds and snowflakes' inlay pattern.
These long-scale 12-fret guitars have piqued my interest for years, because of how the 'timbre' of the tone shifts a bit when the bridge is located further down from soundhole and crossing of X-braces. The attack seems 'more sure', and with full body sound after the attack.
This guitar sounds really great. It is very "open" sounding with a very quick, bold attack. The balance, depth, attack... they are all very good.
* In 2008 the list price on this guitar was $15,750.00
$9,450.00 w/ OHC
1966 Martin D-21 Guitar 'In Stock'
Exc(-) condition. Great sound. Professionally re-topped by Martin with advanced bracing, an excellent Adirondack Red Spruce top and small Maple bridge plate and original pickguard. Anyway, the overall look and feel and performance are all very great.
The work is very high level. It is very hard to tell the top is not original... The main evidence is the advanced bracing and the small hard Maple bridge plate. Not only does the newer Adirondack Red Spruce top "look" great, but this guitar has a great sound that rivals my 1956 original D-21 with Adirondack Red Spruce top
Everything is in great playable shape. Great setup, neck angle and action. Two long back cracks repaired. Top shows normal player wear, and two or three random dings and one dent in the treble side binding. Gold Grover Rotomatic tuners.
Adirondack Red Spruce top. Small Maple bridge plate. Beautiful Brazilian Rosewood back and sides. Rosewood fingerboard and bridge.
This guitar has had a recent professional neck reset and recent professional fret work. Usually, in most cases, you hate to hear about a guitar having to have a new top, but in this case the top is a clear advancement of tone and an upgrade for the future collectability of this guitar. It is possibly the only D-21 with an official Martin advanced-braced Adirondack top. It sounds much better than most late '60's D-21's that I have been around, having more presence and snappier attack than many do.
* You may notice that the price of this guitar has been significantly reduced.
$5,750.00 w/ Newer Martin TKL 5-ply case
1993 Martin D-28 "1935 Special" Guitar 'In Stock'
Exc.(-) Condition. Barely any sign of fret wear. Some light player dings and light compression marks. Three repaired side cracks in waist - these are insignificant, but located where you see them when you look down while playing. Two small areas of lacquer chipping around peghead edges. No strap button ever installed.
This guitar is an early example of Martin building a HD-28 with some of the pre-war appointments seen today only on higher Martins, like the "GE" and "Authentic" models. So, in effect, you could say this guitar is the forerunner of the D-18GE's and D-18A's.
1935-style Mahogany neck with 1 3/4" width at nut, Ebony fingerboard with abalone cut diamond inlays, and a pre-war slightly rounded "Vee" profile that has a "full" feel in your hands. Pre-war style Advanced scalloped X-bracing. Small Maple bridge plate. Wide 2 3/8" pin spacing at bridge. Ebony bridge has "cut thru" saddle. Real celluloid tortoise pickguard. Wooden "Zipper" backstrip inset down center line of Rosewood back. Ivoroid multiple end-wedge and ivoroid heelcap. Antiqued finish on bindings and top.
High grade Sitka Spruce top with Herringbone trim. Indian Rosewood back and sides. Back is multiple bound with Ivoroid.
Very nice, open sound. This guitar does offer the player a very satisfying snappy attack with full bass represented and singing highs.Good presence up and down the fingerboard.
$2,650.00 w/ OHC
1966 Martin D-35 Guitar 'In Stock'
Exc. (-) Condition. One slight repaired pickguard crack under the high "E" string. The top has a couple dents and moderate lacquer checking throughout. The back and sides have scratches but nothing sizeable. There are a few frets on the "B" string with a little wear, but the fretboard is in great shape. The neck is very clean, there is one small area near the first fret wear there is a little wear through the finish. The guitar fits a little loose in the case.
Spruce top, Brazilian Rosewood back and sides. Top and back are multiple bound with Ivoroid. Fretboard has single Ivoroid binding. Mahogany neck, radiused Ebony fretboard with graduated pearl dot inlays. Nickel Grover tuners. Brazilian Rosewood peghead overlay. Strap button professionally installed in heel.
Strong, sure tone. Great presence and attack.
*Currently in shop for neck reset.
$5,950.00 w/ Period Case
1970 Martin D12-35 Guitar 'In Stock'
VG Condition. The top has some marks and dings, some moderate lacquer checking and two repaired cracks. The back and sides have fairly minor player wear, just small knicks and scratches. The neck is in good shape, just a couple touches on it. No fret wear. Bridge has been shaved to stave off a neck reset. Guitar has medium-high action.
Spruce top, Rosewood back and sides. Top and back have multiple bindings. Fretboard is single bound. Mahogany neck, radiused Ebony fretboard with graduated pearl dot inlays. Nickel Grover tuners. Rosewood peghead overlay. Strap button installed professionally in heel.
$1,895.00 w/ OHC
2007 Martin HD-28 Guitar 'In Stock'
Exc.(+) Condition. This guitar was used but very slightly. There are a couple small pick scratches on top, and a couple belt scratches on the back but they are all hard to find, and only visible in the right light. No fret wear, no strap button installed.
Sitka Spruce top with herringbone binding. Rosewood back and sides with multiple white bindings. Mahogany neck, radiused Ebony fingerboard with graduated pearl dot inlays. Nickel tuners, Rosewood peghead overlay.
Nice, open sound, good playability.
$1,900.00 w/ OHC
2003 Martin HD-28VS Guitar 'On Hold'
Exc condition. The only signs of player wear are some slight marks from thumbpick use and very light fingernail marks between pickguard and bridge. Very minimal fret wear. Back, sides, back of neck, peghead, fingerboard, etc are all in great shape. NO strap button ever installed in neck.
Rosewood back and sides with select Spruce top. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Straight-thru saddle in bridge. Nickel Waverly pre-war style open-back tuners. 1 3/4" width at nut. 2 1/4" pin spacing at bridge. Ebony pins. Multiple ivoroid bindings on top and back of body, with wooden herringbone purflings around top edge. Multiple ivoroid soundhole rosette. Abalone 'cut diamond' inlays in fingerboard.
This is a very lively guitar. It is a very good flatpicking guitar, but is a really great fingerpicking guitar, especially in open tunings and alternate tunings. Big response and resonance, with a clean, "sure" attack. Set-up is great - it looks great, plays great and sounds great.
$2,595.00 On Sale... $2,495.00 w/ OHC
2005 Martin OMC-16E Koa Guitar 'In Stock'
Exc.(++) Condition. This guitar is very clean. There are one or two scratches but they are hard to find. If there was no pickup installed you might think this guitar was new.
Spruce top. Koa back and sides. Top and back are both multiple bound with outer tortoise binding. Mahogany neck with tortoise heel cap. Radiused Ebony fretboard with Abalone dot inlays. Nickel Martin tuners. Strap button professionally installed in heel. Fishman pickup system with endpin jack installed.
The sound is pleasant and warm, but has a very throaty voice if you dig in a little bit. Good for fingerpicking or flatpicking.
$2,000.00 w/ HC
Previously Owned Martin SPD-16K2 Guitar 'In Stock'
This guitar looks new. There are no marks or dings on it, and the only signs of any use at all are a few scratches on the pickguard.
Solid Koa top, back and sides. Top and back have single tortoise binding. Abalone soundhole rosette. Mahogany neck and radiused Ebony fingerboard with Abalone inlays. Rosewood peghead overlay, gold Martin tuners. No end pin or strap button installed.
Nice, warm sound with great depth and presence.
$1,750.00 w/ OHC
Montana Guitar Shop D-SP Guitar 'In Stock'
Exc.(++) Condition. There are just a couple of very light touches that prevent this guitar from being in "new" condition. Looks like it has hardly been played.
Spruce top, Rosewood back and sides. Top has wooden purfling and Purpleheart binding. The back also has Purpleheart binding, center seam inlay and heelcap. Pearl soundhole rosette. Mahogany neck, radiused Ebony fretboard with Purpleheart "edging" and Abalone dot inlays. Nickel Schaller tuners. Matching strap button,end pin and bridge pins that complement the motif of the guitar.
This is a well thought-out guitar. The appearance is distinct and very pleasant, and the tone is just as nice.
$4,200.00 w/ HC
1998 Moonstone 00-42 Guitar 'In Stock'
VG(+) Condition. There are small areas of finish checking on the top, but otherwise the guitar is in fine condition. Normal scratches on the back. Frets are in good condition.
Englemann top. Cambodian Rosewood back. Madagascar Rosewood sides. Top is bound with Abalone and Ivoroid. Back, neck and peghead are all Ivoroid bound. There is also Abalone on the soundhole rosette, and bordering the fretboard on the body. Herringbone center seam strip in back. Radiussed Ebony fretboard with elaborate "Snowflake" inlays. Mahogany neck. Slotted Rosewood peghead with elaborate Abalone inlay and Nickel Waverly tuners.
This is a very nice guitar made with an incredible attention to detail. Price recently reduced.
2008 Moonstone 000-42 Guitar 'In Stock'
Exc.(-) Condition. There are just some little touches on the guitar. The top, back and sides all have one or two dings, but nothing that's noticeable. There is also a small area on the back that shows wood shrinking. There is an incredible amount of detailed work done on the Abalone purflings on this guitar.
Very nice Sitka Spruce top. Brazilian Rosewood back and sides. The top, back and sides are all bound with Abalone and Ivoroid. There is also Abalone around the neck on the body, along the heel, and on the soundhole rosette. Center seam inlay in the back. Mahogany neck with radiused Ebony fretboard. Abalone "Snowflake" inlays. Slotted peghead with gold Waverly tuners and Ivoroid buttons. Abalone inlay on peghead overlay.
This is a beautiful guitar with all the amenities. Sounds as good as it looks.
$7,850.00 w/ OHC
1998 Moonstone 000-42 Guitar 'In Stock'
Exc. Condition. Nothing problematic at all with this guitar. Just a few light scratches on the back and a mark or two on the top. There is a little fret wear, but nothing to worry about. There is one small divet in the middle of the neck.
Sitka top. Cambodian Rosewood back. Madagascar Rosewood sides. Top is bound with Abalone and Ivoroid. Back and neck are single bound with Ivoroid. Pehead is triple bound with Ivoroid. There is also Abalone on the soundhole rosette, and bordering the fretboard on the body. "Diamond" center seam inlay down back. Mahogany neck. Radiussed Ebony fingerboard with Abalone "Snowflake" inlays. Slotted Rosewood peghead with elaborate Abalone inlay and gold Waverly tuners.
This is a great guitar with a big sound and especially nice tone.
$3,950.00 w/ OHC
2002 Roy Noble Coco Bolo Concert Custom Guitar 'On Hold'
Exc.(+) Condition. Frets have the slightest sign of playing in the first position. Otherwise, this guitar is absolutely clean.
Creamy Adirondack Spruce top packed with silky medullary side rays. Beautiful quarter-sawn Coco Bolo back and sides with highly figured Maple back wedge. Top and soundhole rossette have Roy Noble's hand-made wooden purfling. multiple wooden bindings on the back. Ivoroid binding on fretboard and peghead. Mahogany neck with radiused Gabon Ebony fretboard and pearl "cut-diamond" inlays. Nickel Waverly tuners with Ivoroid buttons. Coco Bolo peghead venner. Bone saddle, Ivory nut and pins.
The tone on Roy Noble guitars is unbeatable. Every note played on this guitar is strong and clean. The sound fills the room even with the smaller body shape and light gauge strings that we use on Noble's. This guitar looks new, but has the mature sound of a guitar that's been around for a number of years.
$4,450.00 w/ OHC
Roy Noble Coco Bolo Dreadnought Cedar Top Guitar 'In Stock'
Exc. Condition. There are signs that this guitar has been played, but not many - just a few small light scratches on the back and sides. The top is in great shape, and the neck and fingerboard are flawless.
Very nice Cedar top with heavy bearclaw figure. Coco Bolo back and sides. Top and soundhold rosette are bound with Roy's hand-made wooden herringbone purfling. Back has multiple wood bindings. Mahogany neck with blank, radiused Ebony fretboard. Nickel Waverly open-back tuners with ivoroid buttons.
Very nice sound. This guitar is very resonant and lively. Any note played fills the room. This is a great guitar for recordings.
$4,250.00 w/ OHC
New Roy Noble Concert Mahogany DeLuxe w/ Adirondack Red Spruce Top Guitar 'In Stock'
New. Very nice Amazon Mahogany back, sides and neck. Very high grade silky Adirondack Red Spruce top. Ebony blank fingerboard and Ebony bridge. Nickel Waverly tuners with ivoroid buttons. Body is bound top and back with flamed Maple binding. Roy Noble's handmade wooden "spiral" purflings inside top edge of guitar and around soundhole rosette. Bone nut and intonated saddle. Ebony pins. Brazilian Rosewood peghead overlay.
Roy Noble guitars are known for their great tone and this one is no exception. It yields the same power and projection of the Noble dreadnoughts in a smaller body.
This guitar has a beautiful top. The Red Spruce has a creamy texture and is complemented nicely by the Maple binding and rosette. The back, sides and neck are very appealing sets of Mahogany with a wood bound back that gives it a "natural" appearance. 1 3/4 width nut, and 25 1/4" scale.
The 25 1/4" scale length is the main scale Mr Noble has used since back in the mid-1960's. It feels great with mediums, if you have to have mediums, but feels possibly even better with lights (12's), extra lights (11's), and even ultra lights (10's)... you really have to hear one with these lighter gauges to believe the wonderful feel and big tone from a Noble strung with them.
Nobles sound very good when new... but the big treat is when they are about 2 years old. When they've aged that much, you get the same tones as before, but with more maturity, depth, response, and projection.
$3,950.00 w/ OHC
2009 Roy Noble HD-100 Guitar 'In Stock'
Exceptional Condition. There is almost no evidence of player wear on the guitar. The top, back and sides are all very clean with no marks. The back of the neck is in great shape and there is just minimal signs of fret wear. Has never had an enpin or strap button installed.
Adirondack Spruce top. Straight-grain quarter-sawn Brazilian Rosewood back and sides. Top and back of body have multiple wood bindings, with flamed Maple outer binding. Herringbone purflings around edge of top and around soundhole rosette. Neck and peghead are single bound with Ivoroid. Decorative wooden strip in center seam on back. Mahogany neck, radiused Ebony fingerboard with Pearl "Cut Diamond" inlays. Nickel Waverly tuners with Ivoroid buttons. Ivory saddle with original bone saddle in case. There is also an Ivory nut blank in the case with the original bone nut on the guitar.
Very strong, balanced tone. Great presence on every string, and when chords are played each individual note rings out in the mix.
Exc.(++) Condition. This guitar is really clean with very slight signs of previous ownership. There are light scratches in the pickguard and one hard to find nick on the top. Back, sides and neck are all very clean with no marks and no fret wear.
High-grade Adirondack Spruce top with beautiful grain, side rays and bearclaw figure. Beautiful Brazilian Rosewood back and sides. This is a rare piece of Rosewood from the lower section of the bole. It is quarter-sawn with strikingly beautiful maiden-hair ribbon figure. The top and back have multiple wooden bindings with flamed Maple showing on the outside. Herringbone purfling on the top and around soundhole rossette. Nut, saddle and pins are all Ivory. Fretboard and peghead are bound with Ivoroid. Mahogany neck. Radiused Gabon Ebony fingerboard with pearl "cut-diamond" inlays. Nickel Waverly tuners with Ivoroid buttons.
Exceptionally fine sound. Wide open with great balance, depth and clarity of notes.
$9,250.00 w/ OHC
c. 1955 Stella Tenor Guitar 'In Stock'
VG(+) Condition. It has routine knicks and scratches throughout the body, but no deep marks or grooves. The finish is in good shape and there are no cracks. The neck has some marks on it as well, but there is no fret wear.
Plywood body with sunburst finish and single white binding on top. Ebony bridge fretboard with dot inlays. All-original parts.
Good starter tenor, plays and sounds good.
$195.00 No case
2010 Taylor Baritone 8-String Guitar 'In Stock'
Exc. (++) Condition. There is just one sign of previous ownership of this guitar: the back of the neck has a few shallow gouges that are just barely visible. Aside from that, the guitar is in superb condtion.
Sitka Spruce top, Indian Rosewood back and sides. Top and back are multiple bound with wooden outer bindings. Abalone soundhole rosette. Mahogany neck, radiused Ebony fingerboard with cut diamond inlays. Taylor "Expression" pickup system with endpin jack and tone and volume controls. Gold Taylor hardware including strap button installed correctly on the heel.
Nice open sound. The baritone 8 string is tuned like a normal baritone guitar but with octaves of the 3rd and 4th strings. This makes for a very interesting sound, really good for voicing chords.
$2,550.00 w/ HC
c. 1966 Vox Bossman Guitar 'In Stock'
Exc.(-) Condition. This guitar is in fine shape. There are a few lines of lacquer checking, and a couple of random knicks. The neck is in great condition with just a little fret wear.
Hollow-body electric with sunburst finish. Vox Ferro-Sonic pickup with volume and tone controls. There are also controls for an "E tuner", trebe/bass booster and distortion. Maple neck, radiused Rosewood fingerboard with graduated pearl dot inlays.
This guitar is nice-sounding, it's fun to play, and definitely has the "mojo."
$1,250.00 w/ OHC
1990's Yamaha LL-25T Guitar 'In Stock'
Exc.(+) Condition. The body has several minor touches throughout. No issues or major cosmetic flaws. There is a very small amount of fret wear in spots on the "B" string.
Englemann spruce top, rosewood back and sides. Top and back have multiple Ivoroid bindings and herringbone purflings. Soundhole rossette and center seam of back also have herringbone inlay. Mahogany neck with Ivoroid binding. Radiused ebony fretboard with pearl snowflake inlays.Gold Yamaha tuners made in Taiwan. Rosewood peghead overlay and heel cap. Yamaha logo inlaid in peghead in pearl.
Very strong sound. This Yamaha is a hand-made guitar from the factory in Taiwan, and it sounds and plays like one.