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This is a list of previously sold instruments for archive use. Please visit our instruments in stock pages by following the links on the left.

Here is a listing of instruments that have passed through our hands. Please browse and gain an idea of what we stock regularly. Instruments Models marked "Available to Order" can be ordered through the House of Fine instruments. Other instruments are one of a kind. However if one catches your eye feel free to contact us and we'll see if we can't track another one down.




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 Arrow 00 by Paul Lestock 1
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Recent Arrow 00 by Paul Lestock Guitar 'Sold'

Exc(-) condition. Light as a feather! 12-fret neck joint. Mahogany back, sides and neck, Englemann spruce top. Very cool Ebony pyramid bridge. Ebony fingerboard and peghead overlay. Neck and peghead are bound with ivoroid. Body has ivoroid bindings top and back and heelcap, with herringbone purflings on top edge of body and soundhole rosette. Only a slight bit of finish checking on spruce top. NO fret wear. This guitar is a fine fingerstyle guitar that also responds well to a pick. Very good "open" sound.
w/ OHC

 
 Casey Kent 1
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New Casey Kent Guitar 'Sold'

Montana builder, Casey Kent, is beginning to get good attention. This is a very nice Mahogany Dreadnaut, with select Sitka Spruce top and tasteful appointments. Multiple rosewood bindings on top and back of guitar and along fingerboard. Rosewood wedge inlaid at endpin. Abalone soundhole rosette. We were impressed by Casey Kent's earlier guitars a few years ago... But now anyone can see the great craftsmanship and hear the maturity in the tone. Very well-balanced, and very expressive.
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 Crafters of Tennesse Flattop 1
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2003 Crafters of Tennesse Flattop Guitar 'Sold'

Recent Crafters of Tennesse Flattop Guitar Rosewood model. Solid sitka spruce top, rosewood back and sides, mahogany neck. Foward X bracing. Minor checking in lacquer on the top of the guitar. If you are looking for a guitar that will "get er done" for under two thousand dollars, look no further. On Sale
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 Ervin Somogy Brazilian Rosewood Nylon String 1
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1979 Ervin Somogy Brazilian Rosewood Nylon String Guitar 'Sold'

Exc(+) condition. High grade tonewoods, incredible workmanship, incredible tone. Smaller body size than a normal classical guitar, more like a 12-fret "0" guitar. Perfect tone for nylon jazz playing. Action is slightly high and could use a neck reset, otherwise this guitar would sell easily over $5000. Please call for more details.
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 Esteve Classical GR-09 1
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1997 Esteve Classical GR-09 Guitar 'Sold'

Exc Condition. Select Rosewood back and sides cedar top. Excellent tone. Hand-built in Spain.
w/ OHC

 
 Gallagher "Doc Watson" 1
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1990s Gallagher "Doc Watson" Guitar 'Sold'

Exc. (+) condition. Spruce top, Mahogany back and sides. This guitar is in really great condition no visible signs of player wear.  
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 Guild D-4 1
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1997 Guild D-4 Guitar 'Sold'

Exc. condition. No real issues with this guitar. Just a few stray pick trails on the top. Dreadnought body, satin natural finish, solid spruce top, mahogany sides and arched back,  1-11/16" nut width, rosewood bridge,  chrome Grover Rotomatic tuners, made in the USA. On Sale
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 Harmony "Monterey" 1
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1960's Harmony "Monterey" Guitar 'Sold'

F-hole archtop with tone bar bracing. 16-inch body, 25.4-inch scale length, 1 11/16-inch fingerboard width at nut. Original 3-on-a-plate tuners, rosewood adjustable bridge and tailpiece. Pickguard missing. The action is nice and low, making for easy playability. Exc. Condition.
Gig bag

 
 Harmony 1/4 Size 1
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1950's Harmony 1/4 Size Guitar 'Sold'

Excellent condition. This is a "real" guitar. The perfect thing to start off a young person in guitar lessons. 100% original. Great tuners.
Original softshell case

 
 Michael Keller 12-String 1
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1988 Michael Keller 12-String Guitar 'Sold'

Exc(+) condition. Rosewood dreadnaut body, with Adirondack Red Spruce top. Spruce top has plenty of "bearclaw" figure. Multiple wood bindings. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Beautifully constructed 12-string, with nice low action and lots of tonal presence. Comes set-up with Sunrise pickup in soundhole, with endpin jack.
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Alvarez RF 20 SC 1
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Recent Alvarez RF 20 SC Guitar 'Sold'

     Excellent condition. Cutaway. Mahogany back, sides and neck. Solid Spruce top. Rosewood fingerboard. Ebony bridge. Body size is similar to a "00" Martin size. Multiple bindings around top edge of body. Abalone soundhole rosette. 25 3/4" scale length. 1 3/4" width at nut.
     The Alvarez pickup system is quite good. Control panel has volume slider and two tone sliders. There is also a built-in electronic tuner that works really well. It even works without being plugged in... you just push a button to turn on the tuner, tune the instrument, then turn it off.
     This guitar is in very nice condition, with no problems and no repairs.

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Ayers 0-04 1
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Like New Ayers 0-04 Guitar 'Sold'

     This guitar is in new condition.
     Mahogany back, sides and neck. Very high-grade Spruce top. Made with all solid woods, as the Ayers company point out, these guitars are all handmade with no C & C used in the process. Multiple-bound top and back with Padauk outer bindings. Rosewood fingerboard, bridge and peghead overlay. Rosewood soundhole rossette with very strongly figured Abalone inlaid. Padauk end piece beautifuly mitered in. Gotoh tuners.
     This is a guitar that has the sound and quality to sell for over $2,000. Nice bright sound, great neck profile that is thin but very comfortable to play.

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Ayers D-04 1
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Like New Ayers D-04 Guitar 'Sold'

     Like New Condition.
     High-grade Spruce trop. Mahogany back, sides and neck. Top and back have multiple Maple and Padauk bindings. Radiused Rosewood fretboard. Nickel Gotoh tuners. Padauk end piece. Rosewood soundhole rosette with Abalone inlays. Rosewood peghead overlay with Ayers logo inlaid. Rosewood bridge, Ebony pins with Abalone dots.
     Sound, playability and craftsmanship are both of impressive quality.

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Ayers SJ - 07C 1
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Like New Ayers SJ - 07C w/ Cutaway Guitar 'Sold'

     Like New.
     Indian Rosewood back, sides and peghead overlay. Sitka Spruce top. Tasteful Padouk multiple wood bindings, that even have the end wedge mitre'd in to the top and back bindings. Ebony fingerboard and peghead with the same Padouk wood bindings. No inlay in fingerboard. Rounded "Venetian" cutaway. Wooden soundhole parquet work with inlaid abalone. Bone nut and saddle.
     The sound is really good on these Ayers guitars. Between the great materials, the handmade workmanship and the great sound, you can easily get the idea that the price for these should be quite a bit higher.

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Baden A-style Kanzo 1
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Baden A-style Kanzo Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc. Condition. Center seam in back is reglued. Light marks on the top. Very interesting cutaway engineering - a smart, unique design that can't be shown easily in photos.
     Cedar top with multiple Rosewood bindings on top and back edge. Mahogany back, sides and neck. Inside of soundhole bound with Rosewood. Blank radiused Ebony fingerboard. Nickel tuners. Ebony peghead overlay with Baden logo. Ebony bridge and pins. Bone nut and saddle.
     Sound is very pleasant and balanced. Rich and full when fingerpicked, and nice note blend when playing chords. Reminds me of some Cedar topped Lowden guitars.

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Beringer 17" 1
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Beringer 17" Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc condition. Only very few small dings here and there on the guitar. Some fretwear, with dents in first position.
     Sunburst throughout. Florentine cutaway. Highly figured Maple back, sides and neck. 1 13/16" width at nut. 24 3/4" scale length. Rosewood fingerboard. Ebony adjustable bridge. Gold Grover Rotomatic tuners. Humbucking pickup mounted at neck position, with gold surround. Knurled tone and volume knobs. Jack is mounted at endpin. Gold tailpiece. Multiple bindings on top and back of body. Single black on fingerboard, multiple bindings on headstock. Top and back of headstock has Rosewood overlay. Stylized pearl inlays in headstock. Rosewood floating pickguard with multiple purflings inside the outer edges. Small dot inlays in fingerboard. 3-pc Maple neck has 2 Rosewood "stringers" down the back of neck.
     Handmade by the late Ted Beringer, one of Montana's premier guitar builders, who is well respected for his long history of building fine jazz guitars.
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Blueridge BR-0S Dreadnought 1
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Recent Blueridge BR-0S Dreadnought Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc (+) condition. Barely any signs of player wear and only one or two small dings on the top, barely visible. This guitar is in great shape and has just been setup, restrung, and carefully looked over.
     Solid spruce top with some areas of nice figure. Laminate Indian Rosewood back and sides. Mahogany neck. Matte finish. Rosewood fingerboard with white dot position markers. Rosewood peghead overlay with Blueridge script logo. Nickel tuners.
     This is a great "budget" guitar for a student, or for camping. Plays nice, sounds good for the money!

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Blueridge BR-160 1
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New Blueridge BR-160 Guitar 'Sold'

These guitars are great values - Tone AND nice appointments at a great price. ALL solid woods. Rosewood back and sides, mahogany neck. Elaborate abalone and pearl pattern on headstock. 
Good Hard Case

 
Blueridge BR-260 BK
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2007 Blueridge BR-260 High-Grade Brazilian Rosewood Guitar 'Sold'

New condition. Wonderful Brazilian rosewood back and sides. Sitka spruce top. Finally a Brazilian rosewood guitar that doesn't break the bank.
w/ OHC

 
Blueridge BR-341 1
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Recent Blueridge BR-341 Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc(++) Condition. There is one very small ding on the lower side of the guitar. No fret wear, no other marks.
     Sitka Spruce top, Mahogany back sides and neck. Top and back are bound with tortoise shell with multiple bindings on the top. Radiused Ebony fretboard with graduated Abalone dot inlays. Slotted peghead with Nickel tuners. Strap button installed in correct position on the heel The guitar has a nice K & K pickup with end pin jack installed and comes with an L.R. Baggs "Para Acoustic DI" preamp.
     Very nice sound for a guitar in this price range. Plays great and looks new.

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Bob Brook Prairie State 1
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c.1978 Bob Brook Prairie State Guitar 'Sold'

     VG(+) Condition. There is lacquer checking throughout the top, and a few repaired cracks in the back and sides. No fret wear. Strap button installed in correct position on heel. Call for in-hand description.
     This is a "Prairie State" model... made similar to the old venerated Mauer Prairie State guitars made by the Larson Brothers. Body is wide but not deep. Here are some spec's: Width of upper bout - 12 3/4"; Width of lower bout - 17 1/8"; Nut width - 1 3/4"; Pin spacing at bridge - 2 1/8"; Scale length - 25.4".
     Sitka Spruce top. Brazilian Rosewood back and sides. Top has decorative purfling and single cream outside binding. Back is multiple bound and has decorative "zipper" center seam inlay. Mahogany neck, radiused Ebony fretboard with elaborate pearl inlays. Bound peghead with rosewood veneer and pearl overlay. Ivory nut and saddle.
     Nice fat tone, good for fingerpicking or flatpicking.
     Price temporarily reduced. Needs neck reset.

w/ OHC

 
Bourgeois "Banjo Killer" Slope D 1
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Like New Bourgeois "Banjo Killer" Slope D Guitar 'Sold'

     Like New condition. I looked hard, and there is just one mark on this guitar. It took about 10 minutes of searching, but there is one microscopic touch in the back. There is also a strap button installed in the heel.
     Sitka Spruce top with lustrous bearclaw figure throughout.  Mahogany back and sides with equally nice "bee-wing" figure. Top and back have Ivoroid binding. Back has decorative center seam inlay. Ivoroid-bound Mahogany neck with nice radiused rosewood fingerboard and pearl dot inlays. Nickel Waverly tuners with Ivoroid buttons. Snakehead-style peghead with rosewood overlay and Bourgeois logo inlaid in pearl.
     Strong sound with lots of pleasant layers.

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Bourgeois "Martin Simpson" Model
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1990 Bourgeois "Martin Simpson" Model Cutaway, 1 3/4" Fingerboard Guitar 'Sold'

Exceptional condition. Special Cutaway design. 1 3/4" width of fingerboard at nut. Barely any sign that it was owned and played. Western Red Cedar top, with high-grade Mahogany back, sides, and neck. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Small dots inlaid in fingerboard. Bound peghead and fingerboard. Body is bound with ivoroid, with top having 4-ply. Original nickel Gotoh tuners have very cool metal inlaid buttons. The wood combination of Mahogany and Red Cedar has long been a favorite of ours. This model, with the special cutaway is a very rare model for Bourgeois. This guitar plays very good and has exceptional tone.
OHC

 
Bourgeois 00 Country Boy 1
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New Bourgeois 00 Country Boy w/ Red Spruce, Hide Glue & no Tongue Brace Guitar 'Sold'

     New. Choice Mahogany back, sides and neck. Adirondack Red Spruce top. Adirondack bracing. All Hide Glue construction. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Brazilian peghead overlay and heelcap. No tongue brace. Advanced scalloped braces. Tortoise bindings on body. With multiple wood purflings inside top edge. Waverly open-back, pre-war style tuners. Tortoise pickguard. Bone nute and bone intonated saddle. Ivoroid pins. Small dot Ivoroid inlays in fingerboard. 1 23/32" width at nut. 24.9" scale length.
     Great sound. The guitar has a quick and sure attack and solid tonal response across the board. It has a nice crispness up the whole fretboard, even on the bass strings. This is a fine sounding guitar.

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Bourgeois 00 Country Boy 1
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New Bourgeois 00 Country Boy Guitar 'Sold'

     New.
     Very nice Sitka Spruce top, Mahogany back, sides and neck. Radiused Ebony fretboard with ivoroid dot inlays. Rosewood peghead venner with Bourgeois logo inlaid in Ivoroid. Nickel Waverly tuners.
     The sound is big and resonant. The lower end is especially nice on this guitar with big, boomy bass.

w/ HC

 
Bourgeois Aged Tone Slope D 1
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New Bourgeois Aged Tone Slope D Short Scale Guitar 'Sold'

     Slope D with Mahogany back, sides and neck and "Aged Tone" Adirondack Red Spruce top. The Mahogany on back, sides and neck is among the highest quality. Lots of flecking and figure in the Mahogany back and sides. The neck shows very interesting grain. ALL of the Mahogany is perfectly colored a warm brown tone, with slight natural shading on neck. The Adirondack is beautifully "browned" a bit in the aging process. Wide grain Red Spruce with lots of flecking and side rays. The color gives the guitar a "vintage" look. All of the trimmings are Ziricote Wood, which only re-inforces the overall beauty
     Square headstock with diamond volute. Ivoroid multiple bindings around top and back of body.  Short scale length, 25". 1 23/32" width of fingerboard at nut. Ziricote fingerboard, bridge and peghead overlay. Ivoroid Bourgeois logo in headstock. Ivoroid dots inlaid in fingerboard. Hide glue construction.
     Also - special techniques are used for a super-thin finish makes this a powerhouse guitar. Easily one of the best slope shoulder dreadnoughts in our store.
     From the start, you can tell the woods are special. But not only are they very high grade and very well selected for beauty, but their best attribute is their tone! There is a wonderful edge and grit to the attack that reminds you of old seasoned guitars.

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Bourgeois Country Boy
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2006 Bourgeois Country Boy DeLuxe Sunburst Guitar 'Sold'

Pre-owned. Exceptional condition, and would be considered "as new", except for strap button correctly installed on heel of neck. Beautiful dark sunburst finish. Adirondack Red Spruce top and Red Spruce braces, with highly figured Mahogany back and sides. Small dot inlays in fingerboard. Brazilian Rosewood peghead overlay. Gold Waverly tuners. This guitar has no player wear, no dings or dents. Sunburst "Country Boy DeLuxe" guitars list for $4695, and sell for $4225... OR, you could buy this one in great original condition for only $3250
OHC

 
Bourgeois Country Boy 1
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Like New Bourgeois Country Boy w/ Adirondack Spruce Top Guitar 'Sold'

     Near Mint Condition.
     Adirondack top. Handsome Mahogany back and sides. Top and back are bound with tortoise. Mahogany neck. Radiused Ebony fingerboard with graduated pearl dot inlays. Nickel Waverly tuners. Ebony bridge and pins. Rosewood peghead overlay with Bourgeois logo inlaid in pearl.
     The sound is strong and focused. Snappy attack with good balance. This guitar is in fantastic condition with no dings whatsoever.

w/ OHC

 
Bourgeois Country Boy 1
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2010 Bourgeois Country Boy w/ Adirondack Red Spruce top Guitar 'Sold'

     Exceptional condition. No fret wear, no player wear, no repairs. All original and in great shape. Not even a strap button installed!
     Very beautiful Mahogany back, sides and neck. Choice piece of Adirondack Red Spruce for the top. The top and back show great depth, beauty and character, with lots of medullary side rays (silk figure). Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Brazilian Rosewood peghead overlay. Old style tortoise pickguard. Bourgeois pearl logo inlaid in peghead. Small pearl dots inlaid in fingerboard. Bone nut and compensated saddle. Ivoroid bridge pins and endpin. Nickel Waverly pre-war style open-back tuners. Mahogany end wedge. Multiple bindings around top edge with tortoise outer binding. Tortoise bound back.
     This is a great guitar from Bourgeois. Lots of tonal depth and clarity. Big, raw sound that you can feel in your chest when you play.

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Bourgeois Country Boy 1
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2010 Bourgeois Country Boy w/ Adirondack Red Spruce top Guitar 'Sold'

     Exceptional condition. No fret wear, no player wear, no repairs. All original and in great shape. Strap button correctly installed in neck heel.
     High grade Mahogany back, sides and neck. Very nice piece of Adirondack Red Spruce for the top. The top shows lots of beauty and character, with lots of medullary side rays (silk figure). Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Brazilian Rosewood peghead overlay. Old style tortoise pickguard. Bourgeoi pearl logo inlaid in peghead. Small pearl dots inlaid in fingerboard. Bone nut and compensated saddle. Ivoroid bridge pins and endpin. Nickel Waverly pre-war style open-back tuners. Mahogany end wedge. Multiple wood bindings around top edge with tortoise outer binding. Tortoise bound back.
     This is a fine example of a "Country Boy" guitar from Bourgeois. Great attack, depth, balance... and all with lots of power and projection.

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Bourgeois Country Boy 1
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New Bourgeois Country Boy Guitar 'Sold'

Sitka spruce top, mahogany back, sides and neck. 1 23/32" Nut Width. Small pearl dot inlays in the ebony fingerboard. A great guitar at a great price. Any serious flatpicker would be pleased with the performance and sound of this guitar.
OHC

 
Bourgeois Country Boy
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New Bourgeois Country Boy Guitar 'Sold'

     Mahogany guitar with Sitka Spruce top. Adirondack Red Spruce bracing. 1 23/32" at nut. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Waverly open-back tuners. This guitar is on order for our store stock and is available to "book" now for your own.
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Bourgeois Country Boy 1
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New Bourgeois Country Boy Guitar 'Sold'

     New. Mahogany Dreadnaut with really great "Bearclaw" Sitka Spruce top. 1 23/32" width of fingerboard at nut. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Waverly open-back tuners.
     Small dot inlays in fingerboard. Bone nut and bone intonated saddle. Ivoroid bridge pins and endpin. Multiple tortoise bindings on top edge of body, single tortoise bindings on back of body. 
     This is a great sounding guitar. Right out of the box from Bourgeois it has lots of sound! The attack is quick and sure, there is plenty of "growl", and the balance from bass to treble is perfect. It plays very "easy" and is tough to put it down when trying it out...
 
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Bourgeois Country Boy 1
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New Bourgeois Country Boy w/ Sitka Spruce top Guitar 'Sold'

     Choice Mahogany back, sides and neck. Very nice silk figure Sitka Spruce top. Adirondack Red Spruce bracing. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Ivoroid bridge pins and end pin. Waverly pre-war style open back tuners.
     This is a very good guitar. Lots of punch and power... and the high notes are very beautiful, with lots of tonal color. Plays great. Its guitars like these that really show the difference between a true "voiced top" and a factory formula-built guitar.
 
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Bourgeois Country Boy 1
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2010 Bourgeois Country Boy w/ Adirondack Red Spruce Top Guitar 'Sold'

     Almost new condition. No fret wear, no dings, no repairs, no problems. No strap button installed in neck.
     Top-grade Adirondack Red Spruce top showing lots of silk and some figure that comes and goes depending on the angle you look at it. Choice Mahogany back, sides and neck. Brazilian Rosewood peghead overlay. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Bourgeois logo inlayed in peghead. Small pearl dots inlayed in fingerboard. Bone nut and intonated bone saddle. Ivoroid bridge pins and end pin. Multiple wood bindings on top edge, with Tortoise outer binding and Tortoise bound back. Rosewood heel cap. 1 23/32" width at nut. Nickel Waverly open-back tuners.
     The set-up is great. This guitar has really good sound.

w/ OHC

 
Bourgeois Country Boy - Red Spruce Top 1
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New Bourgeois Country Boy - Red Spruce Top Guitar 'Sold'

     Select Mahogany back, sides and neck. Adirondack red spruce top. Adirondack Spruce bracing. Vintage style Waverly open back tuners. Bone nut and saddle. Ivoroid bridge pins and end pin.  1 23/32" width at nut. Ebony fingerboard and bridge.
     This is a very good guitar, with fast crisp attack and great voice.
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Bourgeois Country Boy DeLuxe 1
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New Bourgeois Country Boy DeLuxe Guitar 'Sold'

     Highly figured Mahogany back and sides. Figured Adirondack Red Spruce top, and Adirondack Red Spruce braces. Small dot inlays in Ebony fingerboard. Gold Waverly tuners. These guitars are very strong contenders. Rather smooth sound, but with a very good pronounced attack and very full delivery.
w/ OHC


 
Bourgeois Country Boy DeLuxe
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2005 Bourgeois Country Boy DeLuxe Guitar 'Sold'

     Exceptional original condition. Highly figured "flamed" Mahogany. Just in... phone us for more details.
w/ HC

 
Bourgeois Country Boy DeLuxe Custom 1
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Like New Bourgeois Country Boy DeLuxe Custom Fossilized Ivory Bridge Guitar 'Sold'

     Near mint condition. This is a gorgeous guitar. No wear, no dings, no dents, no cracks, no repairs.
     Quilted mahogany back and sides. Highly figured bearclaw Adirondack Red Spruce top. Wonderful, straight-grain mahogany neck. Brazilian Rosewood peghead overlay. Gabon ebony fingerboard with small dot inlays. Bourgeois logo inlaid at top of peghead. Solid fossilized mammoth ivory bridge. *Ivory bridges are no longer available from Bourgeois. When they were available, it was a $1000 option. Bone bridge pins with black dot in center. "Tor-tis" pickguard. Ebony center strip in back. Strap button professionally installed in heel.
     1 23/32" nut width. Tone is amazingly great. The crisp enunciation is perfect. Bass strings sound completely developed and rich while still retaining crispness and growl. This is a special instrument that can't be ordered today, as Bourgeois no longer offers the ivory bridge option. Bourgeois tells us it would list for $6500 if it were available to order today.
     It sounds so great and looks so beautiful. Please call for more info... 406/327-9925...

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Bourgeois Country Boy DeLuxe Custom Adirondack 1
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Bourgeois Country Boy DeLuxe Custom Adirondack Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc condition. A few finish scratches here and there but no problems and no major wear. Frets have mild but visible wear. 1 3/4" width at nut. Pickup installed and functioning.
     Adirondack Spruce top with excellent grain character. Mahogany neck. Quilted mahogany back and sides selected for tone beauty, carefully bookmatched. Body is bund with tortoise, with additional black and maple purfling showing on top. Black line back strip. Wooden rosette. Ebony fingerboard with mother of pearl tiny dot markers. Ebony bridge. Bone bridge pins with black dot. Bone nut and saddle. Figured ziricote peghead overlay with mother of pearl Bourgeois logo inlaid. Ziricote heel cap. Nickel Waverly open-gear tuners. Strap button installed on heel.
     The Country Boy is a noted dreadnaught guitar sought by flatpickers, built to the high standards Bourgeois has set, with beautiful woods and fine craftsmanship. This example fits right in with other Country Boys we have heard.... a really solidly built guitar with great tone and projection. Complete with pickup, this guitar is stage-ready.

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Bourgeois Country Boy OM 1
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1990's Bourgeois Country Boy OM Guitar 'Sold'

     VG(+) condition. This guitar is in great playing condition, but does have several well-repaired cracks. Center seam and 2 more parallel cracks were beautifully repaired on the top. Neck also has some repairs.
     For more information, please call 406/327-9925...

w/ OHC

 
Bourgeois Custom D 1
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2009 Bourgeois Custom D w/ Brazilian R.W. & Red Spruce top Guitar 'Sold'

     Exceptional original condition. No player wear, no marks, no fret wear, etc.
     This guitar is exceptional all the way around. Strikingly beautiful Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, real nice Mahogany neck and gorgeous Adirondack Red Spruce top that has amazing silk and bearclaw figure.
     Entire guitar is bound with multiple bindings, with flamed Maple outer bindings. Unique herringbone purfling around top edge, made with 3-tone wood pieces that match the back strip of guitar. Ebony fingerboard with pearl cut-diamond inlays. Multiple wood soundhole rosette. Ebony bridge. Bone nut and saddle. Ivory bridge pins and end pin. Gold Waverly tuners. Brazilian Rosewood peghead overlay. Brazilian Rosewood heel cap and end wedge.
     This instrument sounds great and has nice set-up. The tone is big and bold with great depth and expression.
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Bourgeois Custom D 1
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2008 Bourgeois Custom D Bearclaw Guitar 'Sold'

    Exceptional original condition. This guitar was a special order. Choice Indian Rosewood back and sides and very high grade, heavily "bearclawed", Sitka Spruce top.
     Ivoroid bindings throughout - around top and back of body, along fingerboard, and around peghead. Top edge has wooden herringbone purfling, as well. Nice wooden marquetry back strip.
     Open-back Waverly tuners. Bone saddle and nut. Ivoroid bridge pins and end pin. Strap button professionally installed on heel at correct position.
     A guitar like this would cost well over $3000 new. Take advantage of this one is almost new condition for about 20% below the cost of a new one.
     This guitar is very nice and has a fast attack with crisp enunciation and depth. It plays very well.
w/ OHC

 
Bourgeois D-150 1
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New Bourgeois D-150 w/ Brazilian Rosewood & Adirondick Red Spruce Guitar 'Sold'

     New. Top model from Bourgeois. Beautiful and tasteful and toneful. This instrument is built with premium grades of Adirondack Red Spruce top and Brazilian Rosewood back and sides.
     The D-150 is very well-appointed, with many features that add to the overall look and performance. And... Dana Bourgeois always personally chooses the woods and bindings for each guitar to insure they look fabulous.
     Brazilian Rosewood peghead overlay. Ebony fingerboard with small dot inlays. Ebony bridge with 2 1/4" pin spacing. 1 23/32" width at nut. Fossilized ivory nut and intonated saddle. Fossil ivory bridge pins and end pin. Gold Waverly open-back pre-war style tuners. Fully bound with outer ivoroid bindings with inner multiple purflings.
     This guitar is truly a great one. All of us here noticed right away that this one is marvelous for its sound. Huge voice, with plenty of growly, snarling lows and beautiful strong highs. In short, this guitar is a "hottie".
     So - if you are looking for a great D-150, this is the one.
   

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Bourgeois D-150 PH
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New Bourgeois D-150 Brazilian / Red Spruce top Guitar 'Sold'

     High grade Brazilian Rosewood back and sides. Mahogany neck and Adirondack Red Spruce top. Adirondack top braces. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. 1 23/32" width at nut. Gold Waverly open-back tuners. Multiple ivoroid bindings around body, neck and peghead. Abalone soundhole rosette.
     These guitars are known for delivering good "growl" when you dig into it, and for beautifully sweet and clear notes when you are solo'ing.
     This guitar arrived from Bourgeois with excellent set-up, its looks beautiful and it sounds great.
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Bourgeois D-150 1
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New Bourgeois D-150 Brazilian Rosewood Guitar 'Sold'

AAA Brazilian Rosewood Dreadnaut with Adirondack Red Spruce top. No aging toner on spruce top, which is the way we prefer. The natural light will age this top beautifully over time. Multiple bound Body, fingerboard & headstock. Abalone soundhole rosette. Gold waverly tuners. 1 23/32" Nut Width. This is a wonderful guitar... Plenty of "snarl" and power, yet light and sweet when you "feather" it.
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New Bourgeois D-150 Brazilian Rosewood Guitar 'Sold'

AAA Brazilian Rosewood Dreadnaut with Adirondack Red Spruce top. Ebony finerboard and bridge. The Brazilian is predominantly quarter-sawn, but with dramatic bookmatched figure. The high-grade Red Spruce top shows lots of silk. Multiple bindings on top, back and sides of body, consisting of Ivoroid outer binding with inner multiple wood purflings. Abalone soundhole rosette. Multiple Ivoroid bindings on fingerboard and peghead. Gold Waverly tuners. Traditional diamond volute on back of peghead below nut. Cut diamond inlays in fingerboard. 1 23/32" width of fingerboard at nut.
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2009 Bourgeois D-150 Guitar 'Sold'

     New condition.
     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.

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2006 Bourgeois D-150 Brazilian Rosewood Guitar 'Sold'

Exceptional original condition. This is a fine example of Dana Bourgeois' highest model. The D-150 brings together two of the favorite tone woods of today and of yesterday, 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. This guitar plays and sounds great, and mics especially well. Except for one very tiny indentation in the lacquer that is hard to spot, and for the strap button installed on neck heel, it is no different than a new guitar.
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2006 Bourgeois D-150 Brazilian w/ Adirondack Red Spruce top Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc(-) condition. 1 23/32" width at nut. One back crack repaired. It is a 4" crack on the back, from bottom binding upward along wood grain (see photos). The crack is about 2 1/2" away from center seam. The repair is tight, but has not had cosmetic lacquer touch-up. Almost no evidence of wear or evidence of previous playing. If not for the one crack repair, this guitar would be listed as "Exc(+)" condition.
     High grade Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, with select Adirondack Red Spruce top that has lots of medullary rays. Mahogany neck. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Fingerboard has small abalone 'cut diamond' inlays. Multiple ivoroid/black/ivoroid bindings along top, back, sides, fingerboard and headstock. Gold Waverly tuners. Abalone soundhole rosette. Bone nut and bone intonated saddle. Bridge pins are bone or ivory - hard to tell.
     Guitar comes with Baggs' "I-Beam" active pickup installed with small volume adjuster wheel mounted inside edge of soundhole.
     This is a very nice guitar with excellent woods, and also in great condition. It sounds great.
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New Bourgeois D-150 Brazilian/Adirondack Guitar 'Sold'

Presently on order from Bourgeois.
Delivery expected December 28th, 2009.
* Please phone for information on how to order one of these beauties for your own.
 
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2006 Bourgeois D-150 Brazilian Guitar 'Sold'

     Extra Fine condition. No dings or dents, no fret wear.
     This guitar shows off some fine work by Dana Bourgeois. High grade quartersawn Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, with master grade Adirondack Red Spruce top.
     Multiple bindings around body showing the multiple lines on top, sides and back. Multiple bindings along fingerboard and peghead. Abalone soundhole rosette. Adirondack bracing. Gold Waverly vintage style open back tuners. Ebony fingerboard and bridge, with abalone cut diamonds inlaid in fingerboard. Ivoroid bridge pins and endpin. Bone saddle and nut.
     Wow - it plays like a dream and sounds fully wide open! Great gutteral growl when you dig in, but sweet lyrical highs when you lighten up the right hand. In short, it is a wonderful guitar to play and to hear.
     * Price recently reduced by a motivated seller. Take advantage of this phenomenal low price for the top Bourgeois guitar with Master grade Brazilian Rosewood and Adirondack Red Spruce.
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Mid 90s Bourgeois DR-A Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc.(+) Condition. There is one ding on the top of the guitar, and a very small amount of wear on the frets.
     Sitka Spruce top with multiple binding, Indian Rosewood back and sides. Back has single Ivoroid binding. Mahogany neck, radiused rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot inlays. Rosewood peghead overlay with Bourgeois decal. Nickel Gotoh tuners.
     Sound is very good with nice balance.

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c.1997 Bourgeois Ricky Skaggs - "The Country Boy" Guitar 'Sold'

     Exceptional original condition. Here is a great example of Dana Bourgeois' work. Choice Honduran Mahogany back, sides, and neck, with select Sitka Spruce top. Kluson closed-back tuners.
     Ebony fingerboard and bridge, with small dot inlays in fingerboard. Ivoroid bridge pins and Ebony endpin. Bone nut and saddle.
     This is a good sounding guitar. It is set-up well, and plays easily.
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2012 Bourgeois Signature D Guitar 'Sold'

     Near mint condition. There are no dents, dings, fret wear or any other signs of playing, but a strap button has been installed in the correct position on the heel.
     Adirondack Spruce top with nice bearclaw figure. Madagascar Rosewood back and sides. Top and back both have flamed Koa bindings, and top has brown Herringbone purfling. Back has wooden center seam inlay. Mahogany neck, radiused Ebony fretboard with Fossil Ivory "cut-diamond" inlays. Rosewood peghead veneer with Bourgeois logo pearl inlay. Gold Waverly tuners with snakewood buttons.
     Great sound with a snappy attack and lots of sustain.

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2006 Bourgeois Signature D Guitar 'Sold'

     Near mint condition. There are hardly any signs of player wear on the guitar. The top is spotless. There are a couple feather-light touches on the back and sides, and a couple very light marks on the top of the peghead. No fret wear. Strap button installed in heel.
     Adirondack Spruce top. Beautiful Madagascar Rosewood back and sides. Brown Herringbone purfling on top withouter flamed Maple binding. Back also has flamed Maple and cream bindings. Mahogany neck, radiused Ebony fretboard with pearl cut diamond inlays. Nice decorative back strip that matches the other bindings. Gold Waverly tuners, Rosewood peghead overlay with Bourgeois logo inlaid in pearl. Ebony bridge with Ivoroid pins.
     Booming tone with great presence up and down the fingerboard.

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2003 Bourgeois Slope D Brazilian Guitar 'Sold'

condition. Extremely good quarter-sawn Brazilian Rosewood back and sides. Grain is also straight, but packed with figure that resembles "flame". None of us here can remember ever seeing a piece of Brazilian Rosewood quite like it. Adirondack Red Spruce top AND Adirondack Red Spruce advanced, or "forward" bracing. Top has multiple ivoroid bindings with herringbone purflings. Neck has a great "vintage" profile that feels fine. Ebony fingerboard with small cut diamond inlays. Brazilian Rosewood peghead overlay. Waverly tuners. Bone nut and saddle with Ebony endpins. Currently has a professionally installed Baggs under-saddle pickup. *We offer to professionally remove the pickup at no charge if you desire. This guitar sounds great and plays great.
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New Bourgeois Slope D w/ Adirondack Spruce Top Guitar 'Sold'

     New. This 14-fret short-scale guitar is a very nice Mahogany slope shoulder guitar. It has understated beauty that makes it as nice to look at as to hear. Dana Bourgeois personally selected peghead overlay, pickguard, and Mahogany color to create a color motif that ties the entire guitar in beautifully.
     Nickel Waverly tuners with Ivoroid buttons. 1 23/32" width at nut. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Brazilian Rosewood peghead overlay. Multiple bound top. Choice Mahogany back, sides and neck. High-grade Adirondack Red Spruce top that shows a lot of character and is creamy smooth. Small dot inlays in fingerboard. Ivoroid bridge pins and end pin.
     The guitar plays great, and is versatile through a wide range of styles.

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recent Bourgeois Slope D Guitar 'Sold'

     Excellent condition.This guitar has been treated very well by previous owner. No issues, no problems. Set-up is good, frets are in great shape. No rough treatment. Endpin jack set-up with inside 1/8" jack and wire for L.R. Baggs soundhole pickup (which sounds great, by the way).
     Choice Mahogany back, sides and neck. Adirondack Red Spruce top. Sunburst finish. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Fully bound with ivoroid bindings. Waverly pre-war style open back tuners.
     This is a very good sounding guitar that works quite well as a "flatpicker", a "fingerpicker", bar chord swing rhythm, or strumming. Wide open sound with lots of soul.
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2010 Bourgeois Slope D w/ Adirondack top Guitar 'Sold'

     New Condition.
     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.

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2009 Bourgeois Slope D w/ Squared Peghead Guitar 'Sold'

     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.

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2010 Bourgeois Slope D w/ Adirondack Top Guitar 'Sold'

     Previously Owned Condition - No sign of wear anywhere... but a strap button is professionally installed in neck heel.
     Nice sunburst Adirondack top. Beautiful Honduran Mahogany back, sides and neck. Top is multiple bound with ivoroid. The back, fretboard and peghead all have single ivoroid bindings.Radiused Ebony fingerboard with small pearl dot inlays. Ebony peghead overlay wityh Bourgeois logo inlaid in pearl. Nickel Waverly tuners with ivoroid buttons. Strap button installed professionally in heel.
     Big bold sound. This guitar is opened up nicely, it has great balance and resonance.

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1999 Bourgeois Slope D Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc (+) condition. Just in... phone us for more details.
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2008/9 Bourgeois Slope D Custom w/ Adirondack Red Spruce Top Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc (+) condition. This is a very nice guitar with no player wear.  There are a couple of light dings that you may or may not see in photos. It has a deep, powerful sound with a satisfying snap on the high end. Adirondack Red Spruce top with a great orange/brown sunburst and fire-stripe pickguard to match. Beautiful Indian Rosewood sides and back with a Mahogany neck. Full Ivoroid binding with multiple bound top. Ebony bridge with Ivoroid bridge pins, bone nut and bone intonated saddle. Strap button installed professionally on heel. Brazilian Rosewood peghead venner inlaid with "Bourgeois" logo. Nickel Waverly tuners with ivoroid buttons.
     This is a fine guitar in great shape that is set-up well and plays and sounds great.

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New Bourgeois Slope D Custom Guitar 'Sold'

     Sitka Spruce top with ornate bearclaw figure. Top has Abalone purfling with Ivoroid binding. Abalone soundhole rossette. Beautifully figured Mahogany back and sides. Back has Ivoroid binding and decorative center seam inlay. Mahogany neck with multiple Ivoroid bindings around fretboard. Radiused Ebony fingerboard with elaborate pearl inlays. Nice rosewood peghead veneer with elaborate inlays and Bourgeois logo in Abalone. Peghead has multiple Ivoroid bindings.Nickel Waverly tuners.

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2010 Bourgeois Slope D Mahogany IBMA Show Guitar Guitar 'Sold'

     Almost New condition. No dings, No fret wear, No problems. This guitar is in very nice, pristine condition, but does have a strap button installed on neck heel.
     Traditional tobacco sunburst. Select Mahogany back, sides and neck. Adirondack Red Spruce top and bracing. Ebony fingerboard, bridge and peghead overlay. Small pearl dot inlays in fingerboard for position markers. Bourgeois logo inlaid in peghead.
     Fully bound with ivoroid bindings, with extra black line showing at top edge. 1 23/32" width at nut. 25 1/2" scale length. Traditional firestripe pickguard. Nickel Waverly pre-war style open-back tuners with ivoroid buttons. Ivoroid bridge pins and end pin.
     Clear, bell-like sound. The notes are sure and defined all the way up the fretboard. It has big, bouncy bass and a nice, snappy high end.

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New Bourgeois Slope D Sunburst Guitar 'Sold'

Mahogany back and sides, with Adirondack top. Cool snakehead style peghead. This is a very good sloped shoulder guitar that is very versatile for a lot of styles. Equally suited for flatpicking as it is for chopping swing chords or fingerpicking. Multiple Ivoroid binding on body, neck and peghead. Waverly tuners with Ivoroid buttons. 1 23/32" fingerboard width at the nut. Ebony fingerboard and bridge.
 
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Bourgeois Slope D-150 Custom
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New Bourgeois Slope D-150 Custom Guitar 'Sold'

     High-grade Adirondack Spruce top. Beautiful Brazilian Rosewood back and sides. Top, back, fretboard and peghead are all multiple bound with tortoise. Decorative center seam inlay in back. Abalone soundhole rosette. Ivory pins and nut. Mahogany neck, radiused Ebony fingergboard with Abalone "cut-diamond" inlays. Gold Waverly tuners with Snakewood buttons. Brazilian peghead overlay with Bourgeois logo inlay.
     Huge sound. Has plenty of growl but no shrillness at all. Very consistent across the fretboard.

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New Bourgeois Vintage D Brazilian Guitar 'Sold'

    Here is another great Dreadnaut from Dana Bourgeois and company. Great sound right out of the box - plenty of growl as well as smooth lyrical highs.
    Quarter-sawn beautiful Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, with a very high grade Adirondack Red Spruce top. Brazilian peghead overlay. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. 1 23/32" width of fingerboard at nut. Ivoroid bound body with Herringbone top trim.
    I am sure most of you are aware that these high grades of quarter-sawn Brazilian Rosewood are getting more and more scarce. Some builders are shutting off new orders for Brazilian guitars, while others are charging extremely high prices for even poor grades of Brazilian Rosewood. This Bourgeois has top grades of Brazilian Rosewood and Adirondack Red Spruce and is priced at "yesterday's prices".
    My market prediction is that all top grade Brazilian Rosewood guitars built by top makers will be $10,000 or more within the next few years...
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2009 Bourgeois Vintage D w/ Brazilian RW & Red Spruce Guitar 'Sold'

     Nearly New Condition. No signs of careless handling, no sign of player wear. No strap button on heel. This one is extremely clean and unscathed, and besides that it has great woods and great sound!
     Very nice straight grained Brazilian Rosewood with great color. High grade Adirondack Red Spruce top. Mahogany neck.Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Brazilian Rosewood peghead overlay. Bourgeois logo inlaid in peghead. Cut diamond inlays in fingerboard.
     Multiple ivoroid bindings showing on top, back and sides of body, with wooden herringbone purflings around inside of guitar top edge. Multiple colorful wood layers around soundhole rosette. Wooden colorful marquetry strip inset into center line of guitar back.Ivoroid heelcap. Brazilian Rosewood end wedge that is attractively mitre'd-in.
     This is a "hot" guitar. It is quick on the draw and has a fast, abrupt, solid attack with good depth and good growly resonance. There is not much difference in this guitar and getting a brand new one... except that the price on this one is very low.
 

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New Bourgeois Vintage D w/ Adirondack Red Spruce top Guitar 'Sold'

Rosewood Dreadnought with Adirondack Red Spruce Top. Herringbone body binding. 1 23/32" Nut Width. Traditional "diamond" on back of peghead underneath nut, pearl cut diamond inlays in ebony fingerboard. Very good sound, with crisp enunciation and strong projection.
 
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New Bourgeois Vintage D Guitar 'Sold'

Rosewood Dreadnought with Adirondack Red Spruce Top. Herringbone body binding. 1 23/32" Nut Width. Traditional "diamond" on back of peghead underneath nut, pearl cut diamond inlays in ebony fingerboard. Doc Watson is playing one of these lately, and from the first few minutes of playing you'll know why... Very good sound, with crisp enunciation and strong projection.
 
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New Bourgeois Vintage D Guitar 'Sold'

Rosewood Dreadnought with Adirondack Red Spruce Top. Herringbone body binding. 1 23/32" Nut Width. Traditional "diamond" on back of peghead underneath nut, pearl cut diamond inlays in ebony fingerboard. Doc Watson is playing one of these lately, and from the first few minutes of playing you'll know why... Very good sound, with crisp enunciation and strong projection.
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2004 Bourgeois Vintage D Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc. original condition. Rosewood back and sides, with Adirondack Red Spruce top. Lots of 'favorite appointments' on this guitar: Herringbone purfling inside the Ivoroid top bindings; Ebony fingerboard with 1 23/32" width at nut; Diamond on back of headstock; pre-war style Waverly open-back tuners; traditional 'zig-zag' wooden backstrip, and more...
     Typical of good Bourgeois guitars, this guitar has good power and enunciation... but also has a sweetness that adds flavor to the clear notes to make them more lyrical. We see lots of customers who flatpick fiddle tunes tending toward Bourgeois Vintage D's and Country Boy guitars.
     This guitar has been played a bit... but it was never abused. Only a few small dings, mostly at or near binding below bridge on top, and slight evidence of fret wear. It is in very fine playing condition and sounds impressive and all 'opened up'.
    


 
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2003 Bourgeois Vintage Dreadnaut Custom Red Spruce top Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc (+) condition. This is a very clean original guitar.
     Indian Rosewood back and sides. Adirondack Red Spruce top with antique'd finish. Adirondack Red Spruce braces. Mahogany neck, Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Ebony binding along fingerboard. Gold Waverly tuners. Ivoroid bridge pins and endpin. Herringbone top purfling with multiple ivoroid outer bindings on top and back of body. Traditional "zipper" back strip. Elaborate custom inlays in fingerboard. Bone saddle and nut. Gold strap button correctly installed in heel.
     This is a very nice sounding guitar that also looks great! Beautiful woods, with even a little 'bearclaw' figure in the Red Spruce top. The fingerboard inlays really work well to make it very distinct and attractive.
     When you add in the custom appointments, a guitar like this ordered new would cost over $4,000. Well... what can we say? Here is a great one with very little sign of prior ownership, for lots less...
 
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Recent Breedlove AC-250 12-string Guitar 'Sold'

     Exceptional original condition. 12-string acous/electric. Mahogany back, sides and neck with Spruce top. Plays fine and sounds great with no problems.
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2011 Breedlove BJ350/SMe4 Atlas Series Studio Bass 'Sold'

     "As New" condition. This is a very nice instrument that has great sound and is in great original condition.
     Beautiful Mahogany back and sides, with a highly figured Mahogany neck. Solid Sitka Spruce top with lots of side ray "silk". Breedlove logo pearl inlay in peghead, small tasteful pearl dots in fingerboard, with extra flourish of pearl inly at 12th fret. Not sure of the tuner brand, but they work very well.
     Rounded Cutaway. Abalone soundhole rosette.
     Comes with great pickup system. LR Baggs "Stage Pro" Element, that not only has 3-band eq, master volume, and notch filter, but also an on-board tuner.
     This is a fine bass. It is in great original condition and plays and sounds great. The timbre from even the lower strings has a great growl. This latest series of the BJ-350 has been "re-adjusted" to be not only significantly lighter, but also much more resonant, and this shows in the great sound.

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2000 Breedlove Deschuttes Cutaway Guitar 'Sold'

Exceptional original condition. Actually this guitar was made before Breedlove officially designated it as the "Deschuttes" model, and was built as a high-end custom in the year 2000.
    Made with beautifully figured Mahogany, with nice wave and quilt patterns in the back and sides. The Mahogany in the neck is quite nice, as well, and shows straight grain with lots of color and character. Select Sitka Spruce top showing lots of silkiness in the medullary rays. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Multiple ivoroid bindings on top, back and fingerboard. Peghead multiple bound with black/white bindings. Gold Grover tuners with pearloid buttons. Wood purflings in soundhole rosette. Well-designed sloping cutaway that facilitates good reach into the upper register. Small dot inlays in fingerboard.
    This guitar puts out good sound and plays great. NO player wear at all.
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2002 Breedlove Northwest Classic Guitar 'Sold'

Exc(+) original condition, with no player wear. 1 3/4" width at nut. Highly figured Myrtle wood back and sides, with select Sitka Spruce top. Maple neck. Ebony bridge, fingerboard and peghead overlay. Multiple rosewood bindings on top, back and fingerboard. Multiple bound peghead. Venetian (rounded) cutaway. Tasteful inlays of mixed abalone and pearl "totem" figures inlaid in fingerboard. The soundhole has a very nice wide band of abalone inlaid in the rosette.
    Comes with high grade Fishman Rare Earth Humbucking pickup. 
* This pickup mounts in soundhole with no damage to wood or finish, and uses a 1/4" endpin jack professionally installed.
    As we mentioned at the start - this guitar is in great shape with NO player wear. It is set up to play and sounds great.
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New Bristol by Blueridge BM-16 Guitar 'Sold'

     New.
     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.

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c.2007 C.R. Lynch & Son Mahogany Dreadnaut Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc(+) condition. This guitar is in great shape, but does have light marks here and there. No appreciable fret wear, no bangs, no repairs.
     Traditional Mahogany Dreadnaut with Englemann Spruce top. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Body bound with multiple wood and tortoise top binding, back of body has single tortoise binding. Herringbone soundhole rosette. Rosewood peghead overlay with abalone logo inlaid. Pearl dot inlays in fingerboard. McIntyre Feather pickup installed on the bridge plate with an endpin jack. Strap button professionally installed on heel.
     This is a very good handmade guitar. The woods are high-grade, the aesthetics are pleasing, the craftsmanship is very high, and best of all, the performance and delivery of good solid tone are very nice. I am very serious in saying that we delayed listing this guitar for a week or two because I was trying to figure out a way for my wife to let me keep it...
     Mr. Lynch has told us that he may be retiring due to health. The last few of these Lynch Mahogany Dreadnauts were sold to customers by Mr Lynch for $2400. This one is pretty clean and has great sound... for lots less.

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Calton Dreadnaut Case for
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Recent Calton Dreadnaut Case for Guitar 'Sold'

     VG(+) condition. Some minor scuffs and wear, but all latches and handle fully functional. Red wine colored interior. Charcoal grey exterior.



 
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New Collings "290" - Cherry Red Guitar 'Sold'

Here is the Cherry Red  version of Collings' new "290" solid body. Two Lollar P-90 pickups mounted in a beautifully contoured body. True to the old original "special" guitars of the 1950's and 1960's, these guitars have the right feel with very strong resonance. Black pickguard and truss-rod cover.
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New Collings "290" - Ebony Black Guitar 'Sold'

Solid Mahogany body with single cutaway and 2 P-90 pickups. Rosewood unbound fingerboard with small dot inlays. Ebony peghead overlay. Sperzel tuners. Tone Pro bridge and stop tailpiece. Custom upgrades are Pearloid pickguard and truss-rod cover. This guitar really hums along. Good resonance, good feel, great sounding pickups... it really is "the real thing".
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New Collings "290" - Tobacco Sunburst Guitar 'Sold'

Beautiful tobacco sunburst finish on this all Mahogany solid body. Contoured body for more comfort in playing. The body and set neck really work together to make a wonderfully resonant instrument. Fitted with Lollar p-90 pickups, tune-a-matic bridge and stop tailpiece. Black pickguard and truss-rod cover. Great sound! 
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New Collings "290" - Tobacco Sunburst Guitar 'Sold'

Beautiful tobacco sunburst finish on this all Mahogany solid body. Contoured body for more comfort in playing. The body and set neck really work together to make a wonderfully resonant instrument. Fitted with Lollar p-90 pickups, tune-a-matic bridge and stop tailpiece. Black pickguard and truss-rod cover. Great sound!
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New Collings "290" - TV Yellow Guitar 'Sold'

Beautifully understated Mahogany solid body with two Lollar P-90 pickups and contoured body. Faithful to the original "specials" from the 1950's and '60's, these guitars have lots of tone and soul. The bodies are exceptional in their balance and resonance. Black pickguard, pickup surrounds and truss-rod cover. You owe it to yourself to try one of these guitars soon - you'll see why people are lining up for them!
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New Collings "290" -Cherry Red- Guitar 'Sold'

Here is the Cherry Red  version of Collings' new "290" solid body. Two Lollar P-90 pickups mounted in a beautifully contoured body. true to the old original "special" guitars of the 1950's and 1960's these guitars hare the right feel, and lots of resonance. Black pickguard and truss-rod cover.
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New Collings "290" -Ebony Black- Guitar 'Sold'

Solid Mahogany body with single cutaway and 2 P-90 pickups. Rosewood unbound fingerboard with small dot inlays. Ebony peghead overlay. Sperzel tuners. Tone Pro bridge and stop tailpiece. Custom upgrades are Pearloid pickguard and truss-rod cover. This guitar really hums along. Good resonance, good feel, great sounding pickups... it really is "the real thing".
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New Collings "290" - TV Yellow - Guitar 'Sold'

Beautifully understated Mahogany solid body with two Lollar P-90 pickups and contoured body. Faithful to the original "specials" from the 1950's and '60's, these guitars have lots of tone and soul. Black pickguard, pickup surrounds and truss-rod cover.
You owe it to yourself to try one of these guitars soon - you'll see why people are lining up for them!
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New Collings "360" - TV Yellow Guitar 'Sold'

Newest electric guitar from Collings. One-piece solid honduran mahogany body fully carved top high gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish. East indian rosewood fingerboard. Ebony peghead veneer. Custom mini-humbuckers by Jason Lollar. Hand set mortise and tenon neck joint. 24 7/8" scale length. 1 11/16" nut width. 50's style wiring. Tone Pros bridge and tailpiece. Sperzel tuners with vintage-style buttons. Wonderful tone and playability.

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New Collings "City Limits" DeLuxe Guitar 'Sold'

This is a beautiful guitar in every way. A perfect light sunburst really shows off the deeply-figured Maple top. The figured Maple is even better when held in your hands than the photos. Mahogany back and neck. Ebony fingerboard and peghead overlay. Appointed with all Ivoroid - truss-rod cover, pickup surrounds, knobs, switch tip, bindings, and even the buttons on the Sperzel tuners. Multiple Ivoroid bindings on top, single ivoroid on neck and peghead. Comes with 2 Lollar Humbucking p/u's, stop tailpiece and tune-a-matic bridge. Small dot inlays in fingerboard.
The tone is really very great...! This starts by Collings selecting their woods for very specific weight requirements, then by putting it together correctly and with great pickups. The resonance is great from end to end, even acoustically.
One close look at one of these guitars, or one time plugging one into an amp, and you'll understand why these guitars are already "sought-after" collectible instruments.
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New Collings "City Limits" DeLuxe Quilted Maple Guitar 'Sold'

You've already have heard about Collings' excellence in producing perfection in Acoustic Guitars and Mandolins... Here are photos of one of the first of the long-awaited "City Limits" guitars from the folks in Austin. Photos show guitar #5. This guitar is numbered "017" due to first 12 guitars being true unsold experimental prototypes.
      Figured Mahogany neck and Mahogany body with highly figured Quilted Maple carved top. Single cutaway, with ergonomic edge contours at both sides. 2 Humbucking pickups. Stop tailpiece. Bound top, fingerboard and headstock. Nice and light at 8lbs 5oz, and incredibly resonant. Just touch the guitar anywhere and feel the vibrations travel like a rocket to the tip of the peghead and the endpin of the body!
      Sperzel tuners. Multiple Ivoroid bound top, Ivoroid bound fingerboard and headstock. Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard. Brazilian Rosewood peghead overlay. Ivoroid knobs as well as ivoroid pickup surrounds. Small dot inlays. "Stacked" parallelogram inlays are available for $150 more.
      Several color choices are available: Tobacco Sunburst, "Light" Sunburst, Amber Sunburst(shown below), Iced Tea, Cherry Sunburst, and Black.
     We are currently taking orders for these and for the other models Collings is producing at this time. $4500 w/ OHC.
* Guitar as shown with Quilted Maple and binding upgrade - $4680.
* Several are on order to arrive here - Call to book one.
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New Collings "I-35 Deluxe" - Tobacco Sunburst Guitar 'Sold'

Highly figured Maple top, semi-hollow Mahogany body, built faithful to historic semi-hollowbody double cutaway guitars, except with solid woods instead of plywood. 2 Humbucking pickups. This DeLuxe I-35 is fully appointed: Multiple Ivoroid body bindings, Ivoroid bound neck and peghead, Parallelogram fingerboard inlays, Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard and peghead overlay, Ivoroid control knobs and tuner buttons, Sperzel tuners. 
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New Collings "I-35 Deluxe" - Crimson Red Guitar 'Sold'

Highly figured Maple top, semi-hollow Mahogany body, built faithful to historic semi-hollowbody double cutaway guitars, except with solid woods instead of plywood. 2 Humbucking pickups. The DeLuxe I-35 is fully appointed: Multiple Ivoroid body bindings, Ivoroid bound neck and peghead, Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard and peghead overlay, Ivoroid control knobs and tuner buttons, Sperzel tuners. Choice of colors: Black, Crimson(Cherry Red), and various sunbursts. $5500 - $5700 depending on appointments w/ OHC. 
* This example from late 2006 with Quilted Maple, multiple binding, and Crimson Red
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New Collings "I-35" Guitar 'Sold'

Same carved top and back guitar as deluxe model, but less appointed.
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New Collings 0-2 G w/ Roped Purfling Guitar 'Sold'

     New. Very nice tone! 1 3/4" width at nut. SN: 25470.
     Beautiful single 0 guitar. Indian Rosewood back and sides, Mahogany neck and true German Spruce top. Soundhole rosette and outer body bindings of multiple ivoroid, with wooden purfling inside the top edge. Wooden 'zipper' back strip. Rosewood peghead overlay. Ivoroid heelcap.
     Cut diamond pearl inlay in fingerboard as position markers. Waverly pre-war style open-back tuners (made in Montana). Ebony fingerboard and belly bridge.
     Take advantage of Collings' reluctance to implement a price increase.

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2006 Collings 00-42 Brazilian Rosewood Guitar 'Sold'

"As New" Condition! This is a great example of experienced luthiers using top grade materials for the end result of beauty and tone. "AAA" grade Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, with high grade Adirondack Red Spruce top. The Brazilian is a very nice quarter-sawn set, and the Adirondack Spruce is very creamy and silky.
    The "style 42" appointments are: Abalone purfling around top edge and soundhole rosette, multiple bound peghead and guitar back, bound fingerboard, Ebony pyramid bridge, abalone inlays of snowflakes and cat eyes in Ebony fingerboard, elaborate torch inlaid in slotted peghead, 1 13/16" width at nut, and Gold Waverly tuners. String spacing at bridge is 2 11/32" (high E to low E).
    This is a wonderful guitar in every way. It has high grade materials, perfect craftsmanship, beauty, feel, and above all, excellent tonal response. For a limited time, take advantage of the "On Sale" price of $8950 w/ OHC.
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2004 Collings 000-1A Sunburst Guitar 'Sold'

    Excellent original condition. High grade Mahogany coupled with "AAA" grade Adirondack Red Spruce top. This guitar looks beautiful, sounds beautiful and plays great. Long scale length (25.4"), "000" size guitar with slotted headstock and 12-fret neck joint. This combination of spec's causes the bridge to be positioned a little bit further down on the guitar top, which makes for a timbre and tone that is highly desirable, as the bridge and bridgeplate interact differently with the braces.
     "Shaded" sunburst top, special 'faux tortoise' pickguard, Waverly tuners. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Ebony bridge pins and endpin, with bone saddle and nut. 1 3/4" width of fingerboard at nut. 2 1/4" pin spacing at bridge.
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1996 Collings 000-1A Guitar 'Sold'

     Exceptional Condition. Seriously, this guitar is in almost new condition. Barely some evidence of playing on frets, and almost no touch marks anywhere. No strap button ever installed.
     Mahogany back, sides and neck, with Adirondack Red Spruce top. Ebony fingerboard and Ebony pyramid bridge with drop-in saddle. Brazilian Rosewood peghead veneer. Tortoise celluloid pickguard. Graduated dot inlays in fingerboard. Nickel Waverly tuners.
     12-fret neck joint with slotted headstock. 25 1/2" scale length. 1 13/16" width of fingerboard at nut.
     This is a fine machine... The attack and response is similar to a good "OM" guitar - very crisp and sure start to the note and very even and balanced after the attack. A new 000-1A guitar (exactly like this one) from Collings, costs $4725 at the discounted selling price. So wake up and smell the Red Spruce... this one is a screaming bargain at almost $1400 LESS than current selling prices!
     And remember what my mother used to say to me - "a thing of beauty is a joy forever".
     SN: 3511

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New Collings 000-2H Guitar 'Sold'

New Collings 000-2H, indian rosewood back and sides, Sitka spruce top, slotted headstock. This guitar has several extra upgrades... bound fingerboard & headstock, 1 3/4" wide fingerboard & 2 3/16" spacing at the bridge.  These options add $500 to the list price of this guitar.
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New Collings 000-2H Guitar 'Sold'

New Collings 000-2H, indian rosewood back and sides, Sitka spruce top, slotted headstock. This guitar has several extra upgrades... bound fingerboard & headstock, 1 3/4" wide fingerboard & 2 3/16" spacing at the bridge.  These options add $500 to the list price of this guitar. 
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2012 Collings Baby 2HE Guitar 'Sold'

     Exceptional Condition. Almost no sign of prior ownership except frets have been recently milled to eliminate wear. No dings, no dents, no cracks, no reglue, no strap button installed on neck heel. SN: 18529
     Indian Rosewood back and sides, with Englemann Spruce top. Body has multiple binding with outer grained Ivoroid binding. Top edge shows wooden Herringbone purfling. Ivoroid heelcap and end-wedge. Beautiful Rosewood peghead overlay, Gabon Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Very nice Mahogany neck with lots of "shimmer" figure. Nickel Waverly open-back, pre-war style tuners. Bone nut and saddle. Ebony pins. Very nice, pre-war style tortoise pickguard. Soundhole rossette is multiple Ivoroid and very tasteful. Small "zipper" back strip down center of back. Vintage-style rounded "V" neck. 1 3/4" width at nut. 24 1/4" scale length.
     This guitar is stunningly perfect to look at, and has incredibly huge voice for it's size. It is a "precious baby" any way you look at it.

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Collings C-10
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New Collings C-10 DeLuxe Custom - Short Scale Cutaway Guitar 'Sold'

We ordered this one in for a customer. It's sold, but we just had to mention it because it is just such a fine instrument. The short scale length really adds to the tonal beauty, imparting a warmth, depth, and really "friendly" ambience to the full sound. Ordered with a Venetian cutaway and with special inlays. Indian Rosewood back and sides, with a choice piece of Spruce for the top...
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New Collings C-10 Short Scale Guitar 'Sold'

     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.

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New Collings C-10 Short Scale Guitar 'Sold'

     Mahogany body, Sitka top . Styled similar to old "L-00" shape. Short scale length, 24 7/8". 1 3/4 width at nut. Sunburst top. Nickel Schaller Mini-tuners. Great sound and responce. Perfect for blues or folk stylings.

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2005 Collings C-10 DeLuxe Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc(-) condition. 1 3/4" width of fingerboard at nut. 25 1/2" scale length. No strap button ever installed. Frets are like new.
     Traditional "L-00" shape with deluxe option - fully bound guitar, with multiple Ivoroid bindings around top and back edge, along fingerboard and around headstock, as well as end wedge. Back shows off a nice backstrip that is "mitre'd in" to multiple binding lines. Ivoroid heelcap. Attractive soundhole rosette of multiple ivoroid and wood strips. Ebony endpin and bridge pins.
     Rosewood body with German Spruce top and Mahogany neck. Ebony fingerboard and peghead overlay, with pearl Collings logo inlaid near top of peghead face. Small graduated pearl dot inlays in fingerboard. Nickel Schaller mini tuners. Tortoise pickguard. Straight rectangular bridge with boxed intonated bone saddle. Spruce top and ivoroid bindings are antique'd.
     Everything is intact and in great shape, but there are a few random dings and mars around the top and back. Sides are unscathed. Back of neck is very nice. Peghead face is nice. Back of peghead has chip in lacquer at top edge. Bridge shows slight signs of prior removal and regluing. Frets look brand new from recent milling.
     A new Collings C-10 DeLuxe Rosewood with German top would cost you around $4650 today. This one is a lot more affordable if you can live with a few dings and light dents. The tone is excellent. Very, very mature and "open" with quick response, full body and good projection. The hard case is a Santa Cruz case that fits it, but not exactly.

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1998 Collings C-10K Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc.(++) Condition. There are two small knicks on the top, and one on the sides. There is also one area on the sides where there is a little roughness in the finish. The back is flawless. No fret wear, no marks on the peghead, no strap button installed.
     Nice Sitka Spruce top, beautiful, highly figured Koa back and sides. Top and back are multiple bound with Ivoroid. Mahogany neck, radiused Ebony fretboard with graduated pearl dot inlays. Ebony peghead overlay with Collings logo in pearl. Nickel Waverly tuners. Ebony bridge and pins.
     Great tone that suits many different styles of playing. The Koa gives the guitar a lot of warmth, and the Sitka top gives it good attack and presence. Equally good flat-picked and finger-picked.

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2006 Collings CJ Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc(+) condition. Only a few very tiny touch-marks here and there on the top. No fret wear.
     Indian Rosewood with nice high-grade Sitka Spruce top. Mahogany neck. Gabon Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Small graduated dot pearl inlays in fingerboard. Bone nut and saddle. Nickel Waverly vintage style open-back tuners. Multiple Ivoroid bindings: 6-ply along top edge, with 3-ply around back of body, along fingerboard and around peghead. Collings "Haircut" peghead shape. Ebony peghead veneer with Collings logo inlaid in pearl.
     This is a very, very good guitar, with lots of power and presence. Forget about obsessing over Adirondack Red Spruce - this one is Sitka and it sounds great!

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2003 Collings CJ Sunburst Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc.(+) Condition. No igns of playiong except minimal marks on some frets.
     Beautiful sunburst Spruce top. Indian Rosewood back, sides and neck with. Multiple Ivoroid binding on top, back fretboard and peghead. Mahogany neck. Radiused Ebony fretboard with graduated pearl dot inlays. Nickel Waverly tuners.1 11/16" width at nut. 2 1/4" pin spacing.
     Great full sound, low action.

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Previously Owned Collings CJ-35 G Sunburst Guitar 'Sold'

     New unplayed condition. This instrument was owned by a regular customer of ours who enjoyed it without any apparent wear. SN: 21176.
     Beautiful guitar in beautiful condition!
     This is refined version of the original mid-30's J-35 short scale Mahogany slope shoulder guitars. Choice Mahogany back, sides and neck, with true German Spruce top. 1 3/4" width at nut. 24.9" scale length. 2 5/16" spacing at bridge pins. Wenge wood fingerboard and bridge (and possibly peghead overlay). Very attractive sunburst finish.
     Ivoroid Collings logo inlaid at top of fingerboard. Graduated pearl dot inlays in fingerboard. Nickel Waverly pre-war style open-back tuners with ivoroid buttons. Ivoroid bindings around top and back edge of body. Ivoroid heelcap and end wedge. Appears to be fossilized ivory or unbleached bone nut and saddle.
     Greg says, "Wow! This is powerful!"

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2011 Collings CW Indian A Guitar 'Sold'

     Like New condition. No problems. No wear anywhere.
     Wide-grained Adirondack Spruce top. Rosewood back and sides. Top has Herringbone binding. Back has multiple Ivoroid bindings, fretboard has single Ivoroid binding. Scalloped Adirondack bracing. Mahogany neck, radiused Ebony fretboard without inlays. Nickel Waverly tuners. 1 3/4" width at nut. Special "speckled" tortoise celluloid pickguard.
     Powerful sound. This guitar is still pretty new and sounds great, but still the next buyer will be treated to hear it "open up" further. Plays smooth and fast and fills up the room with sound.
 

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New Collings D-1 Guitar 'Sold'

1 11/16" width at nut. Mahogany dreadnaut w/ Sitka Spruce top. Advanced, scalloped bracing. Everything like the D-1A, but with Sitka Spruce instead of Adirondack Red Spruce. Listening to the attack and power of these Sitka Spruce guitars will show you that Adirondack Red Spruce is simply a "choice", NOT a necessity. 
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New Collings D-1 Guitar 'Sold'

     Mahogany back, sides and neck. Select Sitka Spruce top. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Waverly open-back pre-war style tuners. Bone nut and saddle, Ebony pins. 1 11/16" width at nut.
     I really have to comment on this Mahogany, as it has especially nice grain. It shows the "rope" figure as well as flecked mottling. And... the Sitka top shows lots of character, as well.
     The tone is great - fast attack, good voice, good resonance and good balance.
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2010 Collings D-1 Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc(++) condition. Only has the slightest signs of prior use. 1 11/16" width at nut.
     Choice Mahogany back, sides and neck. Select Sitka Spruce top. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Nickel Waverly pre-war style open-back tuners. Small graduated pearl dots inlaid in fingerboard. Collings logo inlaid in headstock. Bone nut and saddle, Ebony bridge pins and endpin.
     This guitar plays great and sounds great. It is quite a bit past many, many Mahogany dreadnauts in ability to make professional tone. Quick response, with full activation of resonance.

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2010 Collings D-1 Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc(+) condition. This guitar was well cared for and has no careless marks, no dings and no appreciable fret wear.
     Honduran Mahogany back, sides and neck. Select Sitka Spruce top. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Small dot inlays in fingerboard. Bone nut and bone intonated saddle. Ebony bridge pins and endpin. Nickel Waverly pre-war style open-back tuners. Collings logo inlaid in headstock. Tortoise multiple bindings around body.
     This is a very, very good guitar. I think in today's world many people are buying D-1A's, when the sound they are looking for is in the D-1. It has fast sharp attack, but without the "glassiness" in the attack of the D-1A's. It has depth, projection, great tone and is very powerful.
     I can heartily recommend this guitar to anyone who is looking for a strong dreadnaut with a great voice that is also in great condition.
   
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New Collings D-1 Custom Adi Bracing - No Tongue Brace Guitar 'Sold'

     New. Mahogany Dreadnaut, with Adirondack Red Spruce hand-voiced advanced scalloped bracing under the Sitka Spruce top. No tongue brace.
     With all the attention paid to "special" guitar tops, good old Sitka Spruce can sometimes be overlooked. This guitar proves that a good piece of Sitka Spruce makes a great guitar!
     Here's the guitar: Mahogany Dreadnaut with Sitka Spruce top. Adirondack top bracing is used under the Sitka top to stiffen the top for sharper attack, and to keep a certain stiffness to the Spruce so it doesn't "mellow" out too much. We've left off the 'tongue brace' that's usually just under the fingerboard extension. Ebony peghead overlay, fingerboard and bridge. Bone nut and bone compensated saddle. Ebony bridge pins and endpin. Nickel Waverly tuners. 1 11/16" width at nut.
     We just received this guitar today, as I write this ... I have played it enough already to know that it is a hot guitar. *When we sell Collings Mahogany dreadnauts, we've noticed that if the buyer comes to the store and plays everything, they are more likely to buy the Sitka D-1 instead of the Adirondack D-1A. The reason is the Sitka D-1's sound so great and so "open" and are $800-$1000 less than the Adirondack D-1A. In other words, when you just use your ears, and also factor in the costs, many people will buy a D-1 over a D-1A. SN# 24725.
     And... as with all Collings instruments, this guitar comes with an excellent US made TKL "AVS" hard case.

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New Collings D-1 Custom Adirondack Braces - No Tongue Brace Guitar 'Sold'

     New. Customized version of the old reliable D-1. We've tweaked the spec's just a little to yield a punchier, more aggressive version of the D-1. We've changed the usual Sitka braces to Adirondack Red Spruce braces. This change insures that the attack of each note and the overall presence of the guitar is more gritty and growly... more aggressive with more "edge". The second change is the absence of the 'tongue brace" under the top above the soundhole. This isn't the main straight brace near top of soundhole, but rather a thin flat re-inforcement piece usually installed between the front main brace and the headblock. Leaving out the tongue brace doesn't result in some fantastic increase in tonal quality or volume, but many people feel that it is a redundant brace and want it left out just for the chance that it will facilitate more sonic resonance in that area...
     Choice Mahogany back, sides and neck. Select Sitka Spruce top. Adirondack scalloped hand-tuned bracing. No tongue brace. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Bone nut and saddle. Nickel Waverly tuners (made in Montana). Ebony bridge pins and end pin. Collings logo inlaid in headstock, dot inlays in fingerboard. 1 11/16" nut width.
     These D-1 models from Collings sell faster in our store than D-1A models. This is partly because they are $800 to $900 less than a D-1A, but we feel it is mainly because the D-1 models sound great. Remember... the Adirondack braces aren't there to make this guitar sound great - it already does. The Adirondack braces are there to ensure that the top retains a certain stiffness through time, so the attack always stays "crisp". SN #24725

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New Collings D-1A Varnish Guitar 'Sold'

Mahogany back and sides with Adirondack Red Spruce top. 1 3/4" width of fingerboard at nut. Varnish finish. One of the best Adirondack tops we've seen on a new Collings. We waited 9 months to get this guitar in stock and it was well worth the wait! 
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New Collings D-1A Guitar 'Sold'

     New.
     One of the most sure-fire bets if you are looking for a killer "pre-war" sounding Dreadnaut.
     1 11/16" width at nut. High grade Mahogany back, sides and neck. Adirondack Red Spruce top. Ebony peghead veneer, fingerboard and bridge. Neck has a vintage feel with a soft "v" shape.
     Very powerful sound right out of the box, excellent flatpicking guitar.
     Call or write for more details.
     SN# 23804

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New Collings D-1A Guitar 'Sold'

     New guitar. 1 3/4" nut width. 2 1/4" pin spacing at bridge. Here is another example of the great Mahogany dreadnauts from Collings. These D-1A's are very respected as powerhouse guitars. Lots of boom and crisp attack, great balance, plenty of depth, etc. And... they have more bass presence than many people think is possible on Mahogany dreadnauts.
     Choice Mahogany back, sides and neck. Master grade Adirondack Red Spruce top. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Graduated pearl dot inlays in fingerboard. Nickel Waverly tuners. Bone intonated saddle and bone nut. Ebony pins.
     This is a really great guitar... and you know, they only get better as they age and break-in over time.
 
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New Collings D-1A Guitar 'Sold'

Mahogany dreadnaut with Adirondack Red Spruce top. 1 3/4" width of fingerboard at nut. This is a great guitar. With Collings, you always get great sound, punch, balance, power, finesse, and great workmanship, but in the D-1A guitars you get an added element of bone-jarring chest-thumping presence. The Red Spruce top shows wide grain, silky medullary rays, bookmatched red streaking.
 
 
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1997 Collings D-1A Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc(++) original condition. This guitar is in really great shape. Almost no signs of prior use, except just the lightest evidence of fretting and some very small touch marks.
     Adirondack Spruce top with Mahogany back, sides and neck. 1 11/16" width at nut. 2 1/4" pin spacing at bridge. Ebony fingerboard with graduated Pearl dot inlays. Nickel Waverly tuners.
     Sound is very nice and fully open. It is rare to see a guitar that is so broken in from being played and tonally developed, but still in such great shape. This guitar even sounded fabulous when it arrived with very old bright bronze strings. Collings collectors realize that when these guitars are between 15 and 20 years old, you hear elements of tone in them that remind you of much older (and much more expensive) vintage Martins.
     This "time capsule" guitar is really a hot one. New D-1A's are great in their own right, but the real treat is in hearing them as they age and mature. This guitar is so good that I can't think of an old 1950's or 1960's Martin D-18 that I've heard that would "beat" it in a direct comparison. In fact, at the time of this writing, the guitar that comes closest to this Collings D-1A is our 1943 Martin D-18, which is priced 5 times higher than this "vintage" Collings.
     SN: 3220

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New Collings D-1A Guitar 'Sold'

Mahogany dreadnaut with Adirondack Red Spruce top. 1 3/4" width of fingerboard at nut. This is a great guitar. With Collings, you always get great sound, punch, balance, power, finesse, and great workmanship, but in the D-1A guitars you get an added element of bone-jarring chest-thumping presence. The Red Spruce top shows wide grain, silky medullary rays, bookmatched red streaking, and some bearclaw.
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2010 Collings D-1A w/ 1 3/4" Nut Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc(+) original condition. If you try hard enough, you can find 3 or 4 very small insignificant touch marks on this guitar, but it is essentially a new D-1A with a strap button installed on the heel.
     Choice Mahogany back, sides and neck. Adirondack Red Spruce top. 1 3/4" width at nut. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Small dot inlays on fingerboard. Nickel Waverly tuners. Multiple Tortoise bindings on top and back of body.
     This guitar was only owned for a few weeks. The customer had us install a strap button on heel, otherwise it would be thought of as a new guitar.
     Guitar has just arrived in stock, please call for more information.  Photos soon...
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2012 Collings D-1A Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc. (++) condition. SN: 19782. Only a couple of small dings that are pressure marks in the top and back of guitar. No fretwear. No other wear. No cracks. No strap button ever installed in heel.
     Mahogany dreadnaught with choice Adirondack Red Spruce top. One of the most powerful examples by a modern maker of delivering the sort of sound you'd expect from 1934-1944 Martin D-18's. Hand-voiced by experience makers at Collings using fine materials. Advanced shifted scalloped bracing. Ebony peghead overlay, fingerboard, and bridge. Ebony bridgepins and endpin with pearl dots. Ebony heelcap and endwedge. Tortoise celluloid bindings on top and back of body with multiple wooden purfling around top edge. Bone saddle and intonated nut. Graduated small dot inlays in fingerboard. Collings logo inlaid in peghead. Tuners are made in Montana Waverly pre-war style open-back tuners. 1 11/16" nut width. 2 1/4" pin spacing at bridge.
     It would be hard to find a D1-A that is more broken in and sounds better than this one.

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2010 Collings D-1A Guitar 'Sold'

     Almost New condition. Seriously, you just can't get any closer to a brand new guitar than this one... NO dings, no scratches, no hint of fret wear. It is "clean as a whistle". *Strap button professionally installed in neck heel in correct position.
     Very high grade Mahogany back, sides and neck. Beautiful Adirondack Red Spruce top, showing dramatic 'wide-to-tight' grain, lots of silky side rays (medullary rays), and reddish color. Ebony fingerboard, bridge and peghead overlay. Small graduated dot abalone inlays in fingerboard. 1 11/16" width at nut and 2 1/4" pin spacing at bridge. Bone nut and intonated saddle. Waverly nickel open-back tuners. Comes standard with the excellent Collings hard case.
     These guitars are the workhorses of the Collings line. Sought by players for their tonal strength, they are used at highest levels of active professional performers and are favorites among serious amateur acoustic players.
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New Collings D-1A Sunburst. Guitar 'Sold'

1 3/4" width of fingerboard at nut. 1 1/4" spacing at bridge pins. Beautiful sunburst on the Adirondack Red Spruce top. Honduran Mahogany back, sides and neck. Waverly tuners. This is a very strong guitar. 
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New Collings D-1A VN Guitar 'Sold'

     New.
     Dreadnaut guitar with Honduran Mahogany back and sides, Adirondack Red Spruce top. "Vintage Now" options include 1 3/4" width of nut and vintage style neck profile. Serial number - #24440.
     Ebony fingerboard with graduated Pearl dot position markers. Ebony bridge, peghead overlay, bridge pins and endpin. Nickel Waverly tuners. Old-style tortoise pickguard. Bone nut and bone intonated saddle.
     These venerable guitars are closest things we have seen to mid-30's Martin D-18's. Try one out and you'll see what we mean. These are the sort of guitars that command the room they are in.

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New Collings D-1A VN Guitar 'Sold'

     New. Choice Mahogany back, sides and neck, with high grade Adirondack Red Spruce top. Pre-war style open-back Waverly tuners (made here in Montana). Gabon Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Bone nut and intonated saddle. Ebony bridge pins and endpin. Small dot inlays in fingerboard.
    

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New Collings D-1AT Custom "Traditional Package" Guitar 'Sold'

     New. Serial number 26236. This is a "Traditional Package" guitar from Collings---complete with vintage construction features and a snazzy, stream-lined, custom-made Collings vintage-style case, which perfectly fits and protects the guitar in a minimum of space.
     Adirondack spruce top (baked). Honduran Mahogany back, neck, and sides. Fully adjustable truss rod. Ebony fingerboard with mother of pearl position dot markers. Bone cut-through saddle. 1 3/4" width bone nut. "Traditional" neck profile. Ebony belly-style bridge with 2 5/16" pin spacing. Bone saddle. Amber bridgepins. Body has tortoise binding with maple and rosewood purfling showing on top. Maple and rosewood purfling in rosette. Walnut backstrip. Ebony peghead overlay with gold mother of pearl Collings logo inlaid. Constructed with animal protein (hide) glue for light and responsive tone. Pre-War scalloped X-bracing, hand-voiced to highlight warm, rounded highs and present low-mids. The Traditional Series guitars are finished with extra-thin nitrocellulose lacquer, sanded down to become even thinner than standard instruments, allowing the beauty and tonal character of the wood to shine through.
     As with all new Collings guitars, this beauty was setup for excellent playability using exacting PLEK machine level and hand fret dressing. The result is enticing. This guitar is difficult to put down. Lightweight yet powerful, we have been enjoying listening to customers explore many varieties of music on this guitar including fingerpicking, flatpicking, and solid rhythm. The torrified top imparts a pre-aged feel to the tone and makes for rich sound experience.

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New Collings D-1AV "Vintage Now" Neck Profile Guitar 'Sold'

     New Mahogany powerhouse from Collings. Faithful to all D1A models, it has great Mahogany back, sides and neck, and also very high grade Adirondack Red Spruce top.
     With Collings "V" (Vintage) guitars nowadays, you get to choose between the "Vintage" neck profile or the "Vintage Now" neck profile. I know... it sounds a little confusing...
     The "Vintage Now" neck profile is just a little bit LESS wide and a little LESS deep, as the neck approaches the guitar body. They both start with 1 3/4" width at nut.  So, whereas some people feel the full "Vintage" neck is just too much wood in your hand, the "Vintage Now" neck isn't much more than any good neck today, but just flared a little more like a mid-30's Martin neck.
     Ebony fingerboard and bridge; bone nut and saddle; Ebony bridge pins and end pin. Strap button professionally installed by us at the proper location on side of heel.
    Of course, this fine D1AV has all the power and tone you expect from Collings.
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2010 Collings D-1AV w/ "Vintage Now" neck profile Guitar 'Sold'

     New. Here is another great example of Collings' top Mahogany Dreadnaut guitar. Known for explosive power and presence, these D-1A's are a favorite among collectors and serious players, for their high-grade materials, clean construction, and most of all for their sound power.
     High grade Mahogany back, sides and neck with master grade Adirondack Red Spruce top. For me, this Red Spruce top is great - wide grain, some light red streaks, and plenty of beautiful "silk" from the medullary rays. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Bone saddle and nut. 1 3/4" width at nut, 2 1/4" spacing of pins at bridge. Waverly open back tuners. Graduated dot inlays in fingerboard.
     The "Vintage Now" neck profile is following the earlier neck profiles by Martin from the mid-to-late 1930's. Most people are aware that Martin made some truly "giant" neck profiles during that period, with lots of wood under the fingerboard. But recent attention has centered on the fact that there was also an "in between" neck profile that utilized the same nut width and similar flaring of fingerboard as it approaches the neck, but just a little less thick and meaty feel to the neck shape. This is the shape of the "vintage now" profile - still a "full" feeling neck, but just a little more ergonomic shaping of the profile.
     This is a very strong instrument.
 
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New Collings D-1AV Guitar 'Sold'

Mahogany dreadnaut with Adirondack Red Spruce top. 1 3/4" neck width at nut. Vintage profile neck true to the old '30's Martin necks, with wider flare in the fingerboard as it approaches the body, and more "meat" in the thickness of the neck. 2 3/8" string spacing at bridge.
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2001 Collings D-1AV Left-handed Guitar 'Sold'

Exc condition. Choice Mahogany back, sides and neck, with high-grade Adirondack Red Spruce top. Gabon Ebony fingerboard and bridge. The "V" signifies the "Vintage Option" which includes: 1 3/4" width at nut, wider string spacing(2 5/16") at bridge, full profile back of neck, and a "cut through" bridge saddle. Upgraded cut diamond inlays in fingerboard & low-profile bone bridge pins. Speckled "CW" style pickguard. The tone is huge and expressive. There are very little signs of player wear - all in all, it is a very nice guitar, with great frets. This guitar ordered new today would cost over $4700 from Collings...


 
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2009 Collings D-1AVN w/ "Vintage Now" Neck Profile Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc(++) condition. 1 3/4" width at nut. 2 1/4" pin spacing at bridge. All original, with almost no signs of prior ownership. There are just a few very light "touch marks", otherwise it is in perfect shape.
     Choice Mahogany back, sides and neck. Master grade Adirondack Red Spruce top. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Graduated pearl dot inlays in fingerboard. Nickel Waverly tuners. Bone intonated saddle and bone nut. Ebony pins.
     The "Vintage Now" neck:
This neck profile is a more ergonomic rendition of the larger neck profiles seen in many guitars from the 1930's. I have a 1939 Martin D-18 with a very similar neck profile to this. According to Martin, one of Del McCoury's original late 1930's Martin guitars also has this "in-between" profile. The fingerboard does "flare" a bit as it approaches the body, but just not as much as the full "Vintage" profile. There is a little more wood behind the fingerboard, just not the full "baseball bat" heft as some of the mid-'30's Martins had.
     This guitar is a fine one - all the snap and boom, but just a little more opened-up than a brand new one. The discounted price for a NEW Collings D-1AVN like this one is $4297. This one is already on its way to maturing and opening up, and is selling for several hundred less...
     This guitar is all set-up to play and sounds really great. Very strong punch, clear and clean attack, and great balance all the way up and down the neck.
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New Collings D-1AVN Custom "Vintage Now" Neck Profile Guitar 'Sold'

     New. Serial number 26208. "Vintage Now" neck profile and bridge. 1 3/4" nut width and 2 5/16" pin spacing. This guitar has custom bracing. We ordered it without the tongue brace to allow free vibration of the top.
     Adirondack spruce top (baked) with nice bearclaw features. Honduran Mahogany neck, back and sides. Walnut strip in center of back. Body is bound with tortoise, with black-white-black-white purfling showing on front. Ebony fingerboard with mother of pearl position dot markers. Ebony bridge and peghead overlay with Collings logo inlaid. Bone nut and boxed saddle. Fully adjustable truss rod. Nickel Waverly 16:1 tuners.
     This is a remarkably lightweight yet powerful guitar. The torrified top provides an aged sound, straight out of the box. You have to try one to understand what we are talking about. There is a definite sense that the baked top is more open and "older" sounding. The D-1A is a fabulous Collings model as-is, but adding these custom options only improves upon the clean power and precision that people have come to love from Collings.

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New Collings D-1V Adirondack Spruce Braces Guitar 'Sold'

     New. Mahogany Dreadnaut with Sitka Spruce top and Adirondack Red Spruce bracing under the top. No tongue brace. 1 3/4" width at nut. 2 1/4" pin spacing in bridge. "Vintage Now" neck option, which means the neck isn't the huge "Vintage" neck, but a slightly slimmer version like Martin did around 1938 and 1939. This neck is more full feeling, but not the huge 'baseball bat' neck profile. The fingerboard flares slightly wider as you approach the body.
     The Adirondack Spruce braces are employed to add a certain amount of stiffness to the Sitka top for more tonal definition and punch as the top opens-up over time.
     Guitar has just arrived from Collings - please give us a little time for photos and sound samples.
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New Collings D-1V w/ Adirondack Red Spruce braces Guitar 'Sold'

     New. Mahogany Dreadnaut with Sitka Spruce top and Adirondack Red Spruce bracing under the top. No tongue brace. 1 3/4" width at nut. 2 1/4" pin spacing in bridge. "Vintage Now" neck option, which means the neck isn't the huge "Vintage" neck, but a slightly slimmer version like Martin did around 1938 and 1939. This neck is more full feeling, but not the huge 'baseball bat' neck profile. The fingerboard flares slightly wider as you approach the body.
     The Adirondack Spruce braces are employed to add a certain amount of stiffness to the Sitka top for more tonal definition and punch as the top opens-up over time.
     This guitar is a great sounding instrument - they exhibit great punch and attack with an "edge" or "bite" to the sound. On this guitar the sustain is remarkable.
 
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New Collings D-2H w/ Adirondack Red Spruce Bracing Guitar 'Sold'

     New guitar. 1 23/32" width at nut. Indian Rosewood back and sides. Select Sitka Spruce top with Adirondack Red Spruce braces. No tongue brace.
     Herringbone purflings around top, with outer multiple ivoroid bindings around top and back edge. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Bone nut and saddle. Ebony pins. Nickel Waverly tuners.
     Usually we have been ordering 'straight' D-2H guitars from Collings, with Sitka tops and Sitka bracing... But we've heard very nice results from Sitka Spruce mated with Adirondack Red Spruce braces. The idea is for the Spruce top to retain a little more stiffness, so that as it "breaks-in" or "opens-up", it doesn't lose the cutting power.   
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New Collings D-2H Guitar 'Sold'

Rosewood Dreadnaut with sitka Spruce top. 1 11/16" fingerboard width at nut. Herringbone purflings with Ivoroid bindings on body. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Waverly tuners.
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2000 Collings D-2H Guitar 'Sold'

Exceptional original condition. This is a great sounding and great playing D-2H that is "nearly new". Indian Rosewood back and sides, Sitka Spruce top. Ivoroid body bindings with wooden herringbone purfling. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Waverly tuners.
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2004 Collings D-2H AAA Brazilian Rosewood Guitar 'Sold'

1 11/16" width at nut. All "AAA" grade Brazilian and Adirondack Red Spruce top.
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New Collings D-2H Brazilian Rosewood Guitar 'Sold'

1 11/16" width at nut. All "AAA" grade Brazilian and Adirondack Red Spruce top. Same great Brazilian dreadnaut we always order from Collings and they always deliver - great woods, great tone. Makes you forget all about mortgaging your house for a '30's Herringbone.
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New Collings D-2H Brazilian Rosewood Guitar 'Sold'

1 3/4" width at nut. "AAA" grade woods: Quarter-sawn Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, with high grade Adirondack Red Spruce top. Because the high-grade quarter-sawn Brazilian Rosewood is so hard to get, these guitars take approximately 14 months order time. Brazilian Rosewood gets a little more scarce every year... especially quarter-sawn sets. Right out of the box this guitar is fantastic! - fast attack, great tone and timbre, shocking resonance, and power. 
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New Collings D-2HA Guitar 'Sold'

     One of the most popular guitars we sell, the Collings Rosewood dreadnauts have been a favorite since the late 1970's. Indian Rosewood back and sides, Mahogany neck, and Adirondack Red Spruce top. 1 11/16" width at nut. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Bone nut and saddle. Ebony bridge pins and end pin. Waverly pre-war style open-back tuners.
     Cutting power with warmth - that's what this guitar is all about.
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New Collings D-2HA Adirondack "Red Spruce" Top Guitar 'Sold'

1 3/4" width of fingerboard at nut. Indian Rosewood back and sides, with high-grade Adirondack Red Spruce top with bearclaw figure. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Waverly vintage style open-backed tuners. Collings logo inlaid in headstock. Cut diamonds inlaid in fingerboard. A very fine sounding guitar with lots of attack, punch, and projection. These Adirondack Red Spruce guitars are known for their power, and have a very satisfying way of opening up over initial months, and carry through with further tonal development over the years. 
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New Collings D-2HA Adirondack "Red Spruce" Top Guitar 'Sold'

1 11/16" width of fingerboard at nut. Indian Rosewood back and sides, with high-grade Adirondack Red Spruce top with bearclaw figure. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Waverly vintage style open-backed tuners. Collings logo inlaid in headstock. Cut diamonds inlaid in fingerboard. A very fine sounding guitar with lots of attack, punch, and projection. These Adirondack Red Spruce guitars are known for their power, and have a very satisfying way of opening up over initial months, and carry through with further tonal developement over the years.
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New Collings D-2HA Adirondack "Red Spruce" Top Guitar 'Sold'

1 11/16" width of fingerboard at nut. Indian Rosewood back and sides, Wide strait grained Adirondack Red Spruce top. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Waverly vintage style open-backed tuners. Collings logo inlaid in headstock. Cut diamonds inlaid in fingerboard. A very fine sounding guitar with lots of attack, punch, and projection. These Adirondack Red Spruce guitars are known for their power, and have a very satisfying way of opening up over initial months, and carry through with further tonal development over the years.
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New Collings D-2HA Adirondack "Red Spruce" Top Guitar 'Sold'

1 3/4" width of fingerboard at nut. Indian Rosewood back and sides, with high-grade Adirondack Red Spruce top with bearclaw figure. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Waverly vintage style open-backed tuners. Collings logo inlaid in headstock. Cut diamonds inlaid in fingerboard. A very fine sounding guitar with lots of attack, punch, and projection. These Adirondack Red Spruce guitars are known for their power, and have a very satisfying way of opening up over initial months, and carry through with further tonal developement over the years. 
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New Collings D-2HAV Red Spruce Top & "Vintage Now" Neck Guitar 'Sold'

     Another Collings with the great "Vintage Now" neck. These profiles are the "gentleman's version" to the old "Vintage" necks which were copies of the big, full necks that mid-'30's Martins employed. This newer profile is still using the 1 3/4" width at nut, and still flares the fingerboard as it approaches the body, just not quite as much. It also has a slightly wider pin spacing at bridge - just not quite as much as full "Vintage" option has. Likewise, the profile on back of neck has slightly less "meat" then the full "Vintage" profile does.
     Beautiful and powerful guitar! Indian Rosewood back and sides, with Mahogany neck. Adirondack Red Spruce top. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Bone nut and saddle, with Ebony end pin and bridge pins. Waverly nickel tuners.
     This is typical of Collings, being very strong even as a day-old guitar. We'll have photos if it doesn't sell before we can take them...
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New Collings D-2HAV Bearclaw Red Spruce top Guitar 'Sold'

     New Collings Rosewood body Dreadnaut with Bearclaw Adirondack Red Spruce top, Mahogany neck and Gabon Ebony fingerboard and bridge. 1 3/4" nut width combined with Collings' "Vintage Now" neck. This means the neck does flare out toward the bridge, but only about half-way toward the real wide 1937 Martin fingerboards. This is a close dimension to Del McCoury's original Martin neck. Not only is the fingerboard not quite flared as 'wide', the neck is a little beefier than a standard neck today but not quite as 'thick' as a 1937 'big' Martin neck. Many players in our store call this a 'perfect' neck profile, so naturally we have begun to order lots of them from Collings.
     This D-2HAV has the usual appointments - Wooden herringbone purflings around top edge of body, with multiple ivoroid bindings showing on outside edge of top and back. Nickel Waverly tuners. Ebony end pin and bridge pins. Bone saddle and nut. Rosewood back has traditional marquetry strip down center seam.
     Talk about 'real' sound... this guitar has it.
     Crisp attack and full balanced tone. It will quickly fill a room with beautiful sound.
    
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New Collings D-2HAV Red Spruce Top & "Vintage Now" Neck Guitar 'Sold'

     Another Collings with the great "Vintage Now" neck. These profiles are the "gentleman's version" to the old "Vintage" necks which were copies of the big, full necks that mid-'30's Martins employed. This newer profile is still using the 1 3/4" width at nut, and still flares the fingerboard as it approaches the body, just not quite as much. It also has a slightly wider pin spacing at bridge - just not quite as much as full "Vintage" option has. Likewise, the profile on back of neck has slightly less "meat" then the full "Vintage" profile does.
     Beautiful and powerful guitar! Indian Rosewood back and sides, with Mahogany neck. Adirondack Red Spruce top. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Bone nut and saddle, with Ebony end pin and bridge pins. Waverly nickel tuners.

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New Collings D-2HBaaaA - AAA Brazilian and Red Spruce Guitar 'Sold'

This is an exceedingly rare guitar nowadays from Collings. This guitar is just now coming to us, though we ordered it two years ago from Collings. This demonstrates how scarce and precious the highest grades of Brazilian Rosewood have become. The folks at Collings tell us that future orders of "AAA" Brazilian guitars will come with quite a higher price tag than this one...
    1 11/16" width at nut. Especially beautiful "AAA" grade Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, that show off quarter-sawn grain with added "maiden hair" figure. Some luthiers grade this wood "Master Grade" because of the added beauty of the figured wood as well as having great color and quarter-sawn orientation. Master grade Adirondack Red Spruce top that shows off lots of medulary rays. 
    Grained ivoroid bindings on top and back, with Herringbone top purfling. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Waverly open back tuners (made in Montana, by the way). As with all Collings guitars, you get an excellent bone saddle and nut and Ebony bridge pins and endpin.
    Typical of Collings tonal consistency, this guitar came to us sounding great... yet we know that whoever is savvy enough to buy this guitar will have the rare treat of hearing it open up further, maturing in tone and expression over the coming years to even another level of greatness.
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New Collings D-2HBaaaA - Quarter-sawn Brazilian, with Red Spruce top Guitar 'Sold'

This is a very rare guitar nowadays from Collings. This guitar is just now coming to us, though we ordered it two years ago from Collings. This demonstrates how scarce and precious the highest grades of Brazilian Rosewood have become. The folks at Collings tell us that future orders of "AAA" Brazilian guitars will come with quite a higher price tag than this one...
    1 11/16" width at nut. Beautiful "AAA" grade quarter-sawn straight-grained Brazilian Rosewood back and sides. Master grade Adirondack Red Spruce top that shows off lots of medulary rays and some interesting smoky figure. 
    Grained ivoroid bindings on top and back, with Herringbone top purfling. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Waverly open back tuners (made in Montana, by the way). As with all Collings guitars, you get an excellent bone saddle and nut and Ebony bridge pins and endpin.
    Typical of Collings tonal consistency, this guitar came to us sounding great... yet we know that whoever is savvy enough to buy this guitar will have the rare treat of hearing it open up further, maturing in tone and expression over the coming years to even another level of greatness.
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New Collings D-2HG German Spruce top Guitar 'Sold'

     This is a wonderful guitar. Indian Rosewood back and sides, with very high-grade German Spruce top. Mahogany neck. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Brazilian Rosewood peghead overlay. Wooden Herringbone purflings on top edge. Multiple ivoroid body bindings. Waverly pre-war style nickel tuning machines. Ebony bridge pins and endpin. Bone nut and saddle. 1 3/4" width of fingerboard at nut.
     As good as the Collings guitars are with Adirondack Red Spruce tops are, we feel that these German Spruce top examples are much more open to start with. In other words, you don't have to play away the sharpness of the Adirondack sound waiting for it to 'round off a bit'.
     Extremely full sound with just the right "bite" to the attack. This is really a great instrument - it is hard to put it down after you start to play it.
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New Collings D-2HG VN Adirondack Braced Guitar 'Sold'

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!

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New Collings D-2HG VN German Spruce top Guitar 'Sold'

     New. Indian Rosewood back and sides, with select German Spruce top.
     German Spruce has been our preferred wood choice on Indian Rosewood Collings guitars for a few years now. We like it for many reasons. It sounds so "open" very quickly, instead of long months waiting for harder Adirondack Red Spruce to open up. German Spruce also imparts a lovely "growly" sound that is fresh and woody sounding with lots of character... and, it costs $400 LESS than Red Spruce. We feel that German Spruce is not a tonal advantage over German Spruce in the D-2H and OM-2H guitars.
     Ivoroid multiple bindings on back of body, ivoroid binding with wooden Herringbone purfling along inside of top edge.
     Be the first on your block to try one and watch your friends be amazed at the great sound...
 

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New Collings D-2HGV w/ German Spruce top Guitar 'Sold'

     Just arriving in stock. Indian Rosewood back & sides, with Mahogany neck. German Spruce top, with Adirondack Red Spruce braces. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Bone nut and saddle. Ebony bridge pins and end pin. Waverly vintage style open-back tuners.
     "Vintage Now" neck profile - meaning 1 3/4" width at nut, and some slight flare and depth increase in the fingerboard toward the joint with guitar body. Cut-thru saddle slot. German top has slight aging toner applied.
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New Collings D-3 Brazilian Guitar 'Sold'

Adirondack red Spruce top, "A" grade Brazilian Rosewood back and sides. Abalone sound hole rosette. Bound fingerboard. Multiple bound body and headstock. Gold Waverly tuners. 1 11/16" fingerboard width. Getting a Brazilian guitar from Collings is incredibly difficult these days. We were lucky to have had several ordered before Collings cut off new Brazilian orders in 2007.
   *Our usual practice has been to order Collings Brazilian guitars with "AAA" grade woods. But lately, with the diminishing supply of these Brazilian sets, we are working with Collings to choose appropriate sets of slightly lower grade Brazilian  in order to get a supply of guitars.
Grade of "AAA" usually means that visually it is even-colored and even-grained, with predominant quarter-sawn grain orientation.
Grade of "AA" can mean mostly quarter-sawn but with color blotches, or it can mean partially quarter-sawn.
Grade of "A" can mean some quarter-sawn straight grain, but with color blotches, like this D-3 has.
Our new D-3 has predominantly straight-grain wood in center of back, then leans toward flat-sawn wood at wider parts. It also has darker streaks in the wood.
"Sound-wise"... this guitar has every bit of the presence and power that you come to expect from Collings Brazilian Dreadnauts.
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New Collings D1 Adirondack Braced Guitar 'Sold'

     New.
     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.
     SN:23059

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New Collings D1 w/ Adirondack Braces Guitar 'Sold'

     New.
     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.

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New Collings D1 w/ Adirondack Braces Guitar 'Sold'

     New.
     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.

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New Collings D1 Guitar 'Sold'

     New. 1 11/16" width at nut. Choice Mahogany back, sides and neck. Select Sitka Spruce top with plenty of lovely silky side rays. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Bone nut and intonated saddle. Ebony pins. Waverly nickel tuners. Graduated size pearl dot inlays in fingerboard. Multiple tortoise binding on top edge, single tortoise binding on back.
     It's always been a little bit funny how so many people buy Collings guitars with Adirondack Red Spruce tops as if it is a necessity. Sure, they sound great... but so do the Sitka topped models like this one. Powerful and full sound with lots of 'gusto', without the longer break-in periods for Adirondack.
     This is a very fine example of a hot Mahogany guitar with great attack, great balance, depth and power. The set-up is very nice.
 

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New Collings D1 Guitar 'Sold'

     Mahogany back, sides and neck. Sitka Spruce top. 1 11/16" width at nut. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Bone saddle and nut. Ebony pins. Waverly pre-war style open back tuners. Waverly pre-war style open back tuners. Comes with great 5-ply TKL American Vintage Series case.     If you walked in here today and played this guitar, you wouldn't think twice about it not having an expensive Red Spruce top... The sound is fast and crisp, with great balance and depth. In short it is a really great guitar that anyone would be proud to own.
 
 
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1998 Collings D1 Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc. Condition. There are a few slight dings on the guitar, and a very small amount of fret wear. Strap button professionally installed in heel.
     Sitka Spruce top with multiple bindings. Mahogany back, sides and neck. Back has single tortoise binding. Radiused Ebony fretboard with graduated pearl dot inlays. Nickel Waverly tuners.
     Sound is wide open, guitar plays great.
     SN: 3736

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c1998 Collings D1 Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc(+) condition. Here is a fine condition Collings D-1 for a great price. Select Mahogany back, sides and neck, with choice Sitka Spruce top. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Ebony pins. Waverly pre-war style open back tuners.
     This guitar is very smooth and very powerful. Previous owner obviously took very good care of it - no cracks, no repairs, no lacquer finish checks - only has a few light touch marks here and there, certainly nothing to think twice about.
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New Collings D1 VN Guitar 'Sold'

     Sitka Spruce top with Adirondack braces and no tongue brace. Mahogany back, sides and neck. Radiused Ebony fretboard with graduated pearl dot inlays. Neck has "Vintage Now" profile. Nickel Waverly tuners. 1 3/4" width at nut.
     Sound is very strong with a fast attack.
     SN: 23556

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New Collings D1A Guitar 'Sold'

     New.
     Adirondack Spruce top with tremendous amount of subtle bearclaw and beautiful, silky side rays. Grain is wide but fairly even. Very attractive Mahogany back, sides and neck. Multiple bindings on top including tortoise outer binding. Single tortoise binding on back. Radiused Ebony fretboard with pearl "cut-diamond" inlays. "Vintage-Now" neck profile. Ebony peghead veneer. Nickel Waverly tuners. 1 3/4" width at nut.
     SN: 23335

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New Collings D1A 1 3/4" Nut Width Guitar 'Sold'

     New.
     Nice tight grained Adirondack spruce top, Mahogany back, sides and neck. Top is multiple bound with outer tortoise binding. Back is single bound with tortoise. Radiused Ebony fretboard with graduated Pearl dot inlays.Nickel Waverly tuners. 1 3/4" width at nut.
     Great, big sound with lots of power.

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New Collings D1A Guitar 'Sold'

     New.
     Nice Adirondack Spruce top, Mahogany back, sides and neck. Top is multiple bound with outer tortoise binding. Back is single bound with tortoise. Radiused Ebony fretboard with graduated Pearl dot inlays.Nickel Waverly tuners. 1 11/16" width at nut.
     Great, big sound with lots of power. Smooth action.

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New Collings D1A Adirondack Top Guitar 'Sold'

High grade Adirondack Spruce top, Mahogany back, sides and neck. Top is multiple bound with outer tortoise binding. Back is single bound with tortoise. Radiused Ebony fretboard with graduated Pearl dot inlays.Nickel Waverly tuners. 1 11/16" width at nut.
     Great, big sound with lots of power. Smooth easy action.

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New Collings D1A w/ 1 3/4" Nut Width Guitar 'Sold'

     New. Choice Mahogany back, sides and neck. High grade Adirondack Red Spruce top. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Nickel Waverly tuners. Bone nut and intonated saddle. Ebony bridge pins and end pin. Collings logo inlaid in Ebony peghead overlay. Small dot inlays in fingerboard. Multiple tortoise bindings around top edge of guitar. Tortoise bindings on back edge of guitar.
     This guitar just arrived and the first guy to play it here was one of our favorite players, Bill Neaves. He took it into the studio to record some sound samples and quickly announced that he really liked it and that it was a very strong guitar.
     In general, D-1A's have almost become the "standard" of the modern Mahogany Dreadnaut guitars. They are known for their thunderous sound, much like the revered pre-war D-18's of the 1930's and early 1940's.

 

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New Collings D1A Guitar 'Sold'

     Fresh in from Collings - their top of the line Mahogany Dreadnaut. Choice Mahogany back, sides and neck, with Adirondack Red Spruce top. 1 3/4" width at nut. 2 1/4" pin spacing at bridge. Ebony fingerboard with small dot inlay. Waverly pre-war style open-back tuners. Bone saddle and nut. Ebony bridge pins and end pin. Body bound with tortoise, with multiple lines showing on top edge. Ebony peghead overlay.
     D1A guitars seem to be one of those instruments that I hear people regularly commenting on, saying things like, 'one day I'm gonna get one of those'... Or, 'wow, that thing is a powerhouse guitar'. All you have to do to hear it for yourself is to sit down with one for a little while and play it.
     This one is very strong, with all the cutting power you need, the depth and presence, and clear beautiful tone. Nobody will ever state that Mahogany guitars can be thin sounding when this guitar is in the room.
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2008 Collings D1A Guitar 'Sold'

     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. Again, this guitar is in very nice condition.
     1 11/16" width at nut. Adirondack top, mahogany back, sides and neck. Top and back are bound with tortoise outer binding, with multiple wooden purflings. Ebony fretboard with graduated pearl dot inlays. Strap button professionally installed in heel.
     Comes with "K&K Pure Mini" pickup professionally installed with end pin jack.
     Nice, bold tone. Strong attack with great presence and volume.

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New Collings D1A VN Guitar 'Sold'

     New. One of the most respected guitars of our time... and sure to be a favorite among vintage collectors and serious players in the future, these Mahogany Dreadnauts are very powerful with wonderful presence and tone.
     Choice Mahogany back, sides and neck, with high grade Adirondack Red Spruce top. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Nickel Waverly pre-war style open-back tuners. Bone nut and intonated saddle.
     1 3/4" width at nut, 2 1/4" pin spacing at bridge. 'VN' designation means "Vintage Now"... which is a slightly slimmer pre-war neck profile that is very comfortable.
 

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2008 Collings D1ASB Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc(+) condition. Quite nice condition with no dings or dents and no fret wear. There are 2 or 3 of the tiniest touch-marks on the Spruce top, but even I have a hard time finding them.
     Choice Mahogany back, sides and neck with Adirondack Red Spruce top. 1 3/4" width at nut. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Beautiful light sunburst top. Bone nut and saddle. Ebony bridgepins and endpin.
     The Red Spruce top shows typical wide grain transition to tight grain in center of top.
     This is a very nice playing guitar. We just got it in and put a fresh set of med phosphor-bronze strings on it and it sounds great - very enunciated and full. We don't get many 2 year old D1A guitars in here and its always a treat when we do, because we get to hear them after the 'sharpness' of the Adirondack Red Spruce top has eased up a bit.
     If you are looking for a good used Collings, this may be the one for you. The same guitar sells new for over a thousand dollars more than our price on this fine example.
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New Collings D1AV w/ "Vintage Now" Neck Guitar 'Sold'

     This is the venerable 'bone shaker' Mahogany Dreadnaut from Collings. Built with choice Mahogany back, sides and neck, and highest grade Adirondack Red Spruce top. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Ebony pins. Bone saddle and nut. Waverly vintage style open-back tuners.
     Dreadnaut guitars from Collings are available with several choices for fingerboard width at nut and also for profile of the neck.
     Collings tends to really "dial in" the feel of a 1 3/4" nut width, causing it to feel 'right', even to many players who do not seek a wider neck.
     The "Vintage Now" neck profile means that the pin spacing at bridge is slightly wider than standard, but not quite as wide as a mid-'30's Martin Dreadnaut had.
     Again - this compromise allows the feel to be shifted to what some would feel to be an advantage in playing comfort, without pushing it all the way to what many consider to be 'too much'.
     Because of these things working so well, we have many customers who have proclaimed it the 'ideal neck' for feel.
 
 
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New Collings D1AVN Guitar 'Sold'

     New. Really, what can I say about a guitar like this...? If you are reading this, you probably already know Collings' guitars, and possibly have played and heard a D-1A.
     If you already are familiar with these models, you don't need to be told about their tone and power and projection.
     If you are not familiar with them, please read on:
     D-1A's have established themselves as one of the hottest flatpicking guitars ever designed and built. They deliver a crisp, bold attack, with plenty of "boom" in the lower register. They have depth to balance the clear, clean highs.
     When brand new, these Adirondack top D-1A's sound great, but after a few months of being "alive", they begin to open up tremendously, with the attack changing to be more full and less strident. After one year they are on their way to being fully opened-up, but it is really after about 2 years that you begin to hear the guitar sounding more like a true vintage sound than a new guitar.
     Seriously... I rank these guitars in highest category of Mahogany Dreadnaut, and cannot think of a rival guitar that out performs them.
     High grade Mahogany back, sides and neck. "AAA" Adirondack Red Spruce top with very wide grain lines throughout. Ebony fingerboard and bridge and peghead overlay. Graduated pearl dot inlays in fingerboard. Nickel Waverly tuners. Bone nut and intonated saddle.
     The designation, "VN", means "Vintage Now" neck profile. This means that this guitar has 1 3/4" width at nut and also has a slightly larger neck profile in your hands. The neck isn't really thick, because the "Vintage Now" profile is close to a 1930's and 1940's Martin profile that was 'in-between' the really wide and thick necks and the later slimmer necks from around 1940 and on.

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New Collings D1VN w/ Adirondack Bracing Guitar 'Sold'

     New.
     Choice Sitka Spruce top with Adirondack Red Spruce braces. Mahogany back, sides and neck. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. 1 3/4" width at nut. "Vintage Now" neck profile.

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New Collings D1VN Guitar 'Sold'

     New. This is an exceptionally fine sounding guitar.
     Choice Sitka Spruce top with Adirondack Red Spruce scalloped bracing. Choice Mahogany back, sides and neck. Ebony fingerboard, peghead overlay and bridge. Graduated dot inlays in fingerboard. "Collings" logo inlaid in peghead. Nickel Waverly tuners. Bone nut and intonated saddle, Ebony pins. No tongue brace. "Vintage Now" neck and bridge - this means the nut width is 1 3/4" and bridge pin spacing is 2 1/4".
     This guitar sounds much more mature than it's age. When played against your chest, it resonates your chest and sternum. Tremendous sound that fills the area. Very punchy, with nice color and depth.

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2001 Collings D2H Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc(-) Condition. One ding on the top. Choice Sitka Spruce top with Indian Rosewood back and sides. Mahogany neck, 1 11/16" width at nut. Waverly tuners. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Great open sound that you would expect from an 11 year Collings. We don't get used Collings Dreadnought very often and they don't usually stick around very long...
    



 
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2013 Collings D2H Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc.(+) Condition. There are just a couple of very slight signs of player wear.
     Sitka Spruce top with Herringbone purfling. Rosewood back and sides with multiple Ivoroid bindings. mahogany neck. Radiused Ebony fingerboard with Abalone "cut-diamond" inlays. Nickel Waverly tuners.
     Sound is very fine with lots of projection.
     SN: 22490

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Like New Collings D2H German Spruce Vintage Now Neck Profile Guitar 'Sold'

Here's a chance to own a basically brand new (2012) Collings at about $600 less than a new one. This guitar is in "as new" condition... No marks, nicks or scratches. Frets show only the very slightest sign of wear and could be easily made new again with a light milling.
     Indian Rosewood back & sides. Mahogany neck. German (European) Spruce top. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Nickel Waverly pre-war style open-back tuners. Bone nut and intonated saddle. 1 3/4" width at nut, 2 1/4" pin spacing at bridge. 'VN' designation means "Vintage Now"... which is a slightly slimmer pre-war neck profile that is very comfortable and popular among players these days.

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New Collings D2H German Spruce Top Vintage Now Neck Guitar 'Sold'

Indian Rosewood back, sides Mahogany neck, with German (European) Spruce top. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Nickel Waverly pre-war style open-back tuners. Bone nut and intonated saddle.
1 3/4" width at nut, 2 1/4" pin spacing at bridge. 'VN' designation means "Vintage Now"... which is a slightly slimmer pre-war neck profile that is very comfortable and popular among players.

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New Collings D2H German Spruce Top "Vintage Now" Guitar 'Sold'

New. Indian Rosewood back, sides Mahogany neck, with German (European) Spruce top. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Nickel Waverly pre-war style open-back tuners. Bone nut and intonated saddle.
1 3/4" width at nut, 2 1/4" pin spacing at bridge. 'VN' designation means "Vintage Now"... which is a slightly slimmer pre-war neck profile that is very comfortable and popular among players.

 

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New Collings D2HA Brazilian Rosewood Guitar 'Sold'

     It is extremely hard to get these "AAA" Brazilian Rosewood dreadnauts from Collings in the last 2 years. We were lucky in that we had a track record with Collings for ordering these fine guitars from them over the previous years, and were on order for several of them when they anounced a moratorium on new Brazilian orders. So, this guitar was actually ordered over 2 years ago.
     This guitar has many of the great options that make them so enjoyable to play: 1 3/4" width at nut; "Vintage now" neck and bridge option, which flares the fingerboard like pre-war guitars, but just not as wide as the widest ones;  2 1/4" pin spacing at the bridge; Waverly open-back tuners; Bone nut and saddle, and Ebony bridge pins and end pin. And, of course, the excellent quarter-sawn "AAA" grade Brazilian and Adirondack Red Spruce.
     The "usual" D-2HA appointments are also here, like the wooden herringbone purfling around top, multiple ivoroid/black/ivoroid bindings on top and back, Ebony fingerboard and bridge. 
     Same great Brazilian dreadnaut we always order from Collings and they always deliver - great woods, great tone. Makes you forget all about mortgaging your house for a '30's Herringbone.
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New Collings D2HA Adirondack Red Spruce Top Guitar 'Sold'

Indian Rosewood back and sides. Adirondack "Red Spruce" Top. Dreadnaut Body. 1 11/16" width at nut. 2 1/4" pin spacing at bridge.
Wooden herringbone top purfling, with ivoroid outer bindings on top and back. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Nickel Waverly pre-war open-back tuners. Bone saddle and nut.
This guitar came in just today. More info and photos next week.

 

 

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Un Played Condition Collings D2HA Guitar 'Sold'

     Mint condition. This guitar is pre-owned but shows almost no sign of player wear. Truly remarkably original condition. A rare find. 1 11/16" nut  width.
     Upgraded Adirondack Spruce top with herringbone showing on top. Indian Rosewood back and sides. Multiple bound. Back has wooden zipper marketry at seam. Ebony fingerboard with abalone cut diamond inlays. Ebony bridge with bone saddle. Ebony bridge pins with pearl dot. Nickel pre-War style open-back Waverly tuners.
     This guitar is a real find. It is in gorgeous condition and plays great. Sound is rich and full with all the depth you expect from Collings quality. SN: 14456

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2009 Collings D2HA Guitar 'Sold'

     Near-mint condition. This guitar was owned, but never used. There is one very slight ding hardly worth mentioning on the back of the peghead between the tuners. Everything else is clean and original.
     One of the most popular guitars we sell, the Collings Rosewood dreadnauts have long been a favorite among serious players. Indian Rosewood back and sides, Mahogany neck, and Adirondack Red Spruce top. 1 3/4" width at nut. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Bone nut and saddle. Ebony bridge pins and end pin. Waverly pre-war style open-back tuners.
     This guitar has great cutting power with warmth and presence. Very well balanced, very quick attack.

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2007 Collings D2HA Adirondack Red Spruce top Guitar 'Sold'

     Exceptional original condition. NO wear! NO signs of prior ownership. Select Indian Rosewood back and sides with high-grade Adirondack Red Spruce top. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Waverly nickel open back tuners. Bone saddle and nut, Ebony bridge pins and end pin.
          Wooden Herringbone purflings around top edge, inside ivoroid outer bindings. Diamond volute under nut. Cut diamond inlays in fingerboard.
     This guitar is just like buying one brand new. The condition is really great and the sound is great, with a big, open sound. Save around $500 buying this one rather than a brand new one.
     There is a bonus feature for buying a 2-year old Collings guitar with Adirondack Red Spruce top. It takes just about 2 years for Collings dreadnaut guitars with Red Spruce to really exhibit signs of being fully "opened up"... So, purchasing this "new condition" guitar buys you a 2-year jump on the usual 'break-in' period. What this means is that the Red Spruce begins to 'round off' its sharpness of attack and settle into a more 'friendly-sounding' guitar.
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New Collings D2HG Guitar 'Sold'

     Brand new D2H from Collings with 1 3/4" nut width. 2 1/4" bridge pin spacing. SN: 25097. 25.4" scale length. Resonant and open.
     Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Ebony bridgepins and endpin. Abalone cut diamonds inlaid in fingerboard. Especially beautiful German Spruce top with lots of character and very creamy appearance. Indian Rosewood back and sides. Attractive peghead veneer appears to be brown ebony. Rounded v-neck, but you can still feel the prominent ridgeline. Bone intonated saddle and bone nut. _Pre-War style open back Nickel Waverly tuners. Red tortoise pickgruard. Multiple ivoroid bindings on top and back. Multiple ivoroid end wedge. Ivoroid heelcap. Wooden herringbone purfling around top edge. Zipper backstrip in back.
     You may have already read this before when looking at these guitars on our site, but we buy these with German Spruce because of the sound, not because we can't afford Adirondack. No kidding... it's a better sound combination for German Spruce with Indian Rosewood from Collings than Adirondack Spruce with Indian Rosewood. These guitars always come across as well-developed and open, even when they are only an hour old from Collings. German Spruce's active guttural, gritty, growly sound enhances the richness of the Indian Rosewood.

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New Collings D2HG Guitar 'Sold'

     New.
     German Spruce top with Herringbone binding. Rosewood back and sides. Mahogany neck. Radiused Ebony fretboard with "cut-diamond" inlays. Nickel Waverly tuners.
     SN: 23265

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New Collings D2HG Guitar 'Sold'

     New.
     German Spruce top with herringbone binding. Indian Rosewood back, sides and neck. Radiused Ebony fretboard with abalone "cut-diamond" inlays. Nickel Waverly tuners. Ebony peghead overlay with pearl Collings logo inlay. 1 11/16" width at nut.
     Sound is very good, with plenty of power and balance.
     SN: 23883

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New Collings D2HG Guitar 'Sold'

     New. SN# 24575.
     Indian Rosewood Dreadnaut with top grade German Spruce top.
     1 11/16" width at nut. Advanced, scalloped bracing that is hand-tuned to perfection. The true German Spruce top is our favorite on Collings' Rosewood Om's and Dreadnauts. German Spruce immediately gives off a textured growl that sounds as if the guitar were already 5 or 10 years old. As soon as you try one, you'll hear what we mean. So, not only does German Spruce save you about $400 or so compared to Adirondack Red Spruce, we hear it having much more "grit and growl" and expression in the Rosewood body guitars... So we like to think of these as our favorite Rosewood powerhouse guitars.
     Great materials and workmanship! High grade Indian Rosewood back and sides, top grade German Spruce top, Ebony fittings, bone nut and saddle, Nickel Waverly tuners.
     * With this guitar you get very much tonal satisfaction. It has a growl like a 75-year old Martin, and it has just arrived from Collings!




 
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New Collings D2HG w/ German Spruce top Guitar 'Sold'

     Top-grade German Spruce top, Indian Rosewood back and sides. Herringbone purfling around top with outer multiple ivoroid bindings. 3-ply ivoroid binding on back. Decorative "zipper" center seam inlay down back. Mahogany neck. Radiused Ebony fretboard with Abalone "cut-diamond" inlays. Nickel Waverly tuners with butterbean knobs. Ebony peghead overlay with Collings logo inlaid in pearl. Ebony bridge and pins with pearl dots. Bone nut and saddle. 1 11/16" width at nut.
     Big snappy tone with great dynamics and character. Most people seem to only be able to say, "Adirondack Red Spruce top" these days. But German has enjoyed a top reputation in instruments since long before Red Spruce was used in guitar making. German Spruce yields a very satisfying "open" sound that has a seductive growl and presence. It 'opens-up' much more quickly than Adirondack Red Spruce, and to our ears actually sounds a little closer to a vintage guitar sound... and, it costs $400 less than Red Spruce. So for us, German Spruce tops are the preferred choice.
     SN:21969

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New Collings D2HG Guitar 'Sold'

     New.
     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.

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New Collings D2HG w/ German Spruce top Guitar 'Sold'

     New. Indian Rosewood Dreadnaut with German Spruce top. 1 3/4" width at nut. 2 1/4" pin spacing at bridge.
     Wooden herringbone top purfling, with ivoroid outer bindings on top and back. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Nickel Waverly pre-war open-back tuners. Bone saddle and nut.
     We have been ordering some of these D-2H guitars with German tops for a few years now, and have been very happy with every one. In today's excitement of ordering instruments, many people just think that Adirondack Red Spruce is the "best" tonewood for a top. This is not true at all. Red Spruce has many desirable characteristics, but so does German Spruce, Lutz Spruce, Italian Spruce, Englemann Spruce, and Sitka Spruce.
     Most of today's Collings guitars made with Red Spruce require a fairly lengthy 'break-in' period because the wood is so hard and stiff (longitudinally and laterally). German Spruce, however, allows you to enjoy a more "open" sound right away, as the characteristics of the Spruce are allowing it to be more resonant more quickly.
     The German Spruce Collings guitars have a very nice "growl" and "snarl" and very strong expressive highs... and gives it to you at a price $450 LOWER than if you choose Red Spruce. Don't get me wrong, I love Red Spruce... but it is impossible to ignore how great German Spruce sounds when compared to Red Spruce. Time after time here in our store we've listened to them compared to each other, and had the German Spruce guitar "win" against Red Spruce.
 

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New Collings D2HG "Vintage Now" Guitar 'Sold'

     New.
     Beautiful German Spruce top with Indian Rosewood back and sides. Top and back have multiple Ivoroid bindings with wooden Herringbone purfling inside top edge. Mahogany neck. Radiused Ebony fretboard wtih "cut-diamond" inlays. "Vintage-Now" neck profile and bridge. Ebony peghead overlay with Collings logo. Nickel Waverly tuners. 1 3/4" width at nut. 2 5/16" pin spacing at bridge.
     We love the growly "pre-war" tone of these D-2H's with German Spruce tops... In fact, we prefer them over the sound of Adirondack Spruce coupled with Indian Rosewood. It has a very open, very powerful sound. Quick and sure attack with great texture and voice.
     SN: 23711

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New Collings D2HG VN Guitar 'Sold'

     New.
     German Spruce top with herringbone binding. Rosewood back and sides, Mahogany neck. "Vintage Now" neck profile with 1 3/4" nut width and 2 1/4" string spacing. Radiused Ebony fretboard with "cut-diamond" inlays. Ebony peghead overlay with Collings logo inlaid.
     SN: 24292.

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2006 Collings OM-1 Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc(-) condition. Mahogany "OM" (Orchestra Model), guitar that has been used, but well cared for.
     Honduran Mahogany back, sides and neck. Choice Sitka Spruce top. Ebony fingerboard and bridge and pins. Bone nut and intonated saddle. Brazilian peghead overlay. Nickel Waverly tuners (handmade in Montana).
     Some pick rash on both sides of soundhole and some moderate fret dents in first position, but not buzzing. A few small dents in the finish on the Spruce top.
     The guitar looks, feels, and sounds fabulous. The high grade Sitka top is nicely wide open. It has a quick and honest attack with full tonal response. Great balance, plenty of volume and projection.
     SN: 12734

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Collings OM-1 G SS 1
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New Collings OM-1 G SS Guitar 'Sold'

     New. SN: 25059. Wonderful mahogany orchestra model with excellent German Spruce top. 1 3/4" nut width and 2 1/4" pin spacing at bridge. Very nice select mahogany back, sides, and figured mahogany neck. Extremely creamy high-grade example of German Spruce for the top. Tortoise bindings on body with multiple wood purflings inside top edge of body. Ebony peghead veneer, fingerboard, and bridge. Graduated pearl position dot markers. Waverly pre-War style open-back tuners. Neck feels wonderful and has a vintage-feel without being an official "Vintage Neck" profile. You can feel the prominent ridgeline, even though the neck is nicely rounded.
     German Spruce allows the guitar to be fully wide open before it's even broken in. This guitar sounds great straight out of the box.

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Collings OM-1 G SS 1
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New Collings OM-1 G SS w/ German Spruce Top Guitar 'Sold'

     New. OM short-scale (24 7/8") guitar made with choice Mahogany back, sides and neck and German Spruce top. Ebony fingerboard, bridge and peghead overlay. Graduated small dot inlay in fingerboard, Collings logo inlaid in peghead. Pre-war style nickel Waverly open-back tuners (made in Montana). Bone saddle and nut, Ebony bridge pins and endpin. Tortoise celluloid small pickguard.
     This is a fine guitar. Quick attack with lots of depth and volume. Works well for fingerpicking as well as flatpicking. 1 3/4" width of fingerboard at nut. Boxed intonated saddle.
     SN:22115

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Collings OM-1A 1
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c. 2009 Collings OM-1A Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc.(++) Condition. Very slight signs of use. There are a couple of marks near the binding on the bass side, and a very small amount of fret wear, but this guitar looks almost new. Strap button professionally installed in heel. K & K pickup professionally installed with endpin jack.
     Nice Adirondack top with a lot of character in the grain. Mahogany back, sides and neck. Top has wooden purfling and tortoise binding. Back has single tortoise binding. Radiused Ebony fretboard with graduated pearl dot inlays. Rosewood peghead overlay with Collings logo inlaid in pearl. Nickel Waverly tuners.
     Very strong sound. This guitar is in really great shape but the previous owner actually played it a lot. The Adirondack is well on it's way to opening up fully, it sounds big and bold.
     SN:15868

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Collings OM-1G 1
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New Collings OM-1G Short Scale w/ German Spruce Top Guitar 'Sold'

     New. Traditional "OM" body with 24 7/8" scale length and German Spruce top.
     We've been very impressed with this formula of the 14-fret OM body with short scale for some time. It is very apparent how the scale length allows more warmth and a slightly looser feel. It works well with fingerpicking as well as strumming or flatpicking.
     German Spruce is quite an excellent tone wood. It 'breaks-in' relatively fast and conveys very good strength and growl.
     Mahogany back, sides and neck. German Spruce top. Waverly nickel open-back tuners. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Small dots inlaid in fingerboard. Bone intonated saddle, bone nut. Ebony pins.

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Collings OM-1G SS 1
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New Collings OM-1G SS Guitar 'Sold'

     New.
     Mahogany OM, with German Spruce top. 24 7/8" Short Scale. 1 3/4" width at nut.
     Just arrived, and it is beautiful. Very nice Mahogany back, sides and neck. Excellent German Spruce top. Ebony fingerboard, bridge and peghead overlay. Small dot inlay. Collings logo inlaid in peghead. Nickel Waverly tuners.
     The sound is fast and crisp, but not sterile or glassy.
     SN #23744

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Collings OM-2 PH
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1992 Collings OM-2 Guitar 'Sold'

     VG. Condition There are signs of handling and/or player wear pretty much all over the instrument, including some lacquer checking and several dings. The back and neck have moderate dents and dings. One crack professionally repaired at endpin area.
     Sitka Spruce top with multiple Ivoroid bindings. Indian Rosewood back and sides with multiple bindings. Mahogany neck, radiused Ebony fingerboard with pearl "cut-diamond" inlays. Rosewood peghead overlay.
     This guitar was used as the main guitar in a Northwest area BlueGrass band for several years, played by a young female singer.
     Sound is fully open and very good - as you may expect with it being just over 20 years old. It seems more fitting to refer to it as "vintage" rather than just a "used" guitar.
     The serial number is #330. It is not easy to find these early Collings instruments... but we found this one for you...
    

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Collings OM-2H 1
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New Collings OM-2H Brazilian Cutaway Guitar 'Sold'

Red Spruce top. AA grade Brazilian rosewood back and sides. Cutaway body.
*This guitar was ordered by one of our customers in Japan. Please contact us for a current quote and other available options.
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Collings OM-2H 1
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New Collings OM-2H Short Scale Guitar 'Sold'

Short-scale (24 7/8") OM. 1 11/16" width at nut. German spruce top, Indian Rosewood back and sides. Mahogany neck. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Waverly tuners. Bone nut and saddle, with ebony bridgepins and endpin. This guitar is designed to be a newer version of a 1934-1944 era 000-28. It sounds great and plays with a wide-open feel. Please call for availability... 406/327-9925
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Collings OM-2HG 1
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New Collings OM-2HG Short Scale Guitar 'Sold'

     New.
     OM with Indian Rosewood back and sides and German Spruce top. 24 7/8" Short Scale, 1 11/16" width at nut. Ebony headstock veneer. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Nickel Waverly tuners. Collings logo inlaid near top of peghead.
     Discussion - Why do we opt for "Short Scale" and "German Spruce" on many of our Rosewood body Collings?
Short Scale - means strings are just a little shorter, so that they reach correct pitch with less tension than Long Scale. The Short Scale OM's seem more 'user friendly' and 'warmer' than Long Scale versions. Conversely, Long Scale versions work excellent for bare finger picking, but can sound somewhat 'harder' when using a flatpick.
German Spruce - we choose German Spruce for tops on many of our Rosewood guitars from Collings. This is because we hear greatness in the German Spruce very early in the life of guitar, as opposed to waiting years for Adirondack Red Spruce to "open up". We are choosing German Spruce because it sounds better to us.
     Great wide open sound with wonderful attack.
     SN:23623

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Collings OM-2HG SS 1
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New Collings OM-2HG SS German top and Short Scale Guitar 'Sold'

     New.
     OM with Indian Rosewood back and sides, German Spruce top with nice, silky grain. 24.9" Short Scale. 1 3/4" width at nut. Exotic stained Ebony headstock veneer. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Nickel Waverly tuners.
     For most of the Collings Rosewood guitars we order, we choose German Spruce for the tops. This is done to optimize to overall tonal package and how fast it opens up for the new owner. We feel that Adirondack Red Spruce can be a great top wood, but is actually second to German when mated with some Rosewoods. The German Spruce yields a strong growl like a pre-war Martin... but also gives you the feeling that this OM is 'older' than it really is. This quick opening-up and the growly voice is why we order these one right after the other.
     Sound is very good and full of character. The attack is nice and quick when fingerpicked, and the entire guitar really responds when flat-picked.
     SN:22811

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Collings OM-2HG SS 1
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New Collings OM-2HG SS German top and Short Scale Guitar 'Sold'

     New. SN: 24867. Stunningly beautiful and great-sounding short scale "Orchestra Model" (OM) from Collings, thoughtfully appointed for added tone by the House of Fine Instruments.
     We've been so excited for quite a few years now with the combination of Indian Rosewood back and sides, and German Spruce tops. Even as the world's discussion groups overuse the words "Adirondack Red Spruce", we hear a much more satisfying tonality from the use of German Spruce with Indian Rosewood. This combination was first suggested to us by Collings as the tonal combination that beat Indian Rosewood and Adirondack Spruce, and it does. The German Spruce adds a very satisfying "growl" and "grit" right from the start. Not only that, but it's almost as if the guitar is ready to play on stage from the day you receive it instead of waiting years for the hard Adirondack Red Spruce to open up enough to add flavor to the guitar.
     Now...add 24.9" short scale to the guitar and it's very friendly, very fast. The slightly reduced tension on the strings works so well to create a small body guitar that flatpicks and fingerpicks wonderfully. And the choice of German Spruce vs. Red Spruce saves the player around $400.
     Select Indian Rosewood back and sides, mahogany neck, incredibly high grade German Spruce top. Ebony peghead overlay, fingerboard, and bridge. Bound with multiple ivoroid bindings around top and back of body, ivoroid heelcap, multiple ivoroid end wedge. Wooden herringbone purfling around top edge. 1 11/16" nut width. Nickel Waverly tuners (handmade in Montana). Abalone cut diamond inlays in fingerboard. Tortoise teardrop pickguard. Ebony bridge pins and endpin with pearl dot.
     In closing, this is a great guitar.

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Collings OM-3A 1
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2001 Collings OM-3A Brazilian Rosewood Guitar 'Sold'

AAA grade brazilian rosewood back & sides and Adirondack top. Sunburst top. Bound fingerboard and peghead. Abalone soundhole rosette. Wonderful sound and playability. 
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Collings OM2 1
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1992 Collings OM2 "Vintage" Collings Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc Condition with some player wear. This is an early guitar from Collings, from the period when they were making a few dozen guitars per year. Select Indian Rosewood back and sides, with Mahogany neck and select Sitka Spruce top. Ebony fingerboard and bridge, with abalone small cut diamond inlays in fingerboard. Bone nut and saddle, Ebony bridge pins.
     Guitar has been recently set-up to play well, and has intonated saddle. Pickup professionally installed - not sure of make at this time, but it works very well. One repaired crack at endpin jack.
     This is a solid investment guitar that plays easy and sounds just wonderful. The first 500 or even the first 1000 Collings guitars are quite sought-after, and buyers seek them as they would true "vintage" guitars.
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Collings OM2H Short Scale 1
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New Collings OM2H Short Scale German Spruce Top Guitar 'Sold'

German spruce top, Indian rosewood back and sides. 1 3/4" width at nut. Short scale... 24 7/8". Nickel Waverly tuners. Ivoriod bound with Herringbone trim.

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Collings OM2HE 1
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2007 Collings OM2HE Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc.(+) Condition. This guitar is in very nice shape. There is one ding on the top near the binding, and a couple of barely perceptible touches around the soundhole. Light wear on a couple of frets. No strap button installed.
     Engelmann Spruce top with Herringbone purfling and Ivoroid purfling. Rosewood back and sides with multiple Ivoroid bindings on the back. "Zipper" center seam inlay in back. Mahogany neck. Radiused  Ebony fretboard with Abalone "cut-diamond" inlays on the 5th, 7th and 9th frets. Rosewood peghead overlay with Collings logo inlaid in pearl. Nickel Waverly tuners. Ivoroid heelcap. Ebony bridge and pins with pearl dots. 25 1/2" scale length. 1 1 23/32" width at nut.
     Strong sound with nice balance and sustain. The notes have a good "edge" at first, and even out with great clarity where you can hear all the layers of the chord.
     SN:13861

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Collings OM2HG 1
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New Collings OM2HG Short Scale Guitar 'Sold'

     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.

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Collings OM3 Mahogany 1
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2005 Collings OM3 Mahogany Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc(++) condition. "Clean as a pin". There are a few minor touch marks on the instrument and just some slight fret wear.
     All Mahogany construction, with choice Mahogany back, sides, neck AND top. Blank Ebony fingerboard. Ebony peghead overlay with Collings logo inlaid in pearl. Multiple wooden bindings around top and back of body, with outer ivoroid binding. Ivoroid binding along fingerboard. Multiple bound peghead with outer ivoroid bindings.Ivoroid heelcap. Nickel Waverly pre-war style open-back tuners with ivoroid buttons. Abalone soundhole rosette. Small tortoise teardrop pickguard.
     Comes set-up with an excellent professional pick-up system. Professionally installed K&K pickup wired to a Crown GLM microphone element. The K&K piezo elements are mounted onto the bridgeplate, while the Crown mic is clipped to a back brace with mic aimed up toward the soundhole.
     The sound of this fine Mahogany OM is really great. It has opened-up very well and is fully resonant. It is very well balanced, with big bold bass notes and clear, clean expressive highs. Lots of sound with fast, sure attack. Besides the utility of this instrument, it is also one of the most handsome guitars we've had in here in some time.
     The new selling price for this guitar (including the nice pickup system), is $4900 - $5000. This one is very close to "newish" condition, AND  comes with about $300 worth of excellent electronics installed, for only $3850.
     To me, this guitar has everything - great unique "look", great feel and set-up, great "opened-up" tone, great electronics and great price.
    

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Collings SoCo DeLuxe Custom
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New Collings SoCo DeLuxe Custom Guitar 'Sold'

     New. Beautiful guitar! Semi-hollow body guitar - Figured Maple solid top over mahogany back and sides. Maple center block running from neck to tailpiece.
     What a beautiful color. Vivid fiery sunburst top really shows off the figured Maple. Mahogany back, sides and neck are cherry color. All ivoroid fittings: Bindings, Pickup surrounds, Switch tip, Control knobs, Tuner buttons, and Truss-rod cover. The guitar is fully bound with ivoroid.bindings.
     Fingerboard and headstock have "broken glass" pearl inlays.
     It has it all - great woods, great workmanship, pleasing artistically, plays like a dream and sounds fabulous.

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Collings Waterloo WL-12 1
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New Collings Waterloo WL-12 Maple with Adirondack Spruce Top Guitar 'Sold'

     New. SN: 927. 12-fret body. 1 3/4" width at nut. 2 3/8" pin spacing. 24.9" long scale.
     Adirondack Spruce top with "Vintage X-Bracing" construction. Adjustable truss rod. Flamed maple back and sides. Mahogany  neck. Radiused Rosewood fingerboard with mother of pearl dots. Ebony nut, bridge, bridgepins, and endpin. Bone intonated saddle. Firestripe pickguard. Inside of soundhole and body single bound with cream binding. Vintage tuners with black buttons. Comes with TKL hard case
     Very strong tonal response. This guitar is already opening up fast in the store, and is sure to keep getting better.

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Collings Waterloo WL-14 L 1
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New Collings Waterloo WL-14 L (Ladder Braced) Guitar 'Sold'

     New.
     Beautiful wide-grained Adirondack Red Spruce top. Dealers have no choice in the wood used for the tops, so it is a "bonus" to have this top. Very nice Sunburst on the top, and single Ivoroid binding along the edge of the top. Mahogany back, sides and neck. Antiqued vintage-style tuners with Ebony buttons. 1 3/4" width at nut. 2 7/16" pin spacing at bridge.
     Top is ladder braced. The inside fit and finish is similar to old 1930's L-00's, and old Kalamazoo brand versions made by Gibson. The craft has been honed to the point of leaving just about the same amount of rough-cut wood and squeezed glue here and there inside the guitar.
     This is the first Waterloo guitar that has come through the store, and we are impressed. The sound is reminiscent of old Gibson parlor guitars, and it already has lots of that chunky thunky 'dried out wood' tone right out of the box. Even the Waterloo logo looks like it was applied in about 1935...
     SN: 058

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Collings Waterloo WL-14 L 1
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New Collings Waterloo WL-14 L (Ladder Braced) Guitar 'Sold'

     New.
     Sunburst finish. Spruce top with single binding around top edge. Mahogany back, sides and neck. Ladder bracing with T-bar truss-rod.
     Sound is very good... as in, "its hard to beat"...
     SN: WL211

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Collings Waterloo WL-14 LTR 1
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New Collings Waterloo WL-14 LTR Guitar 'Sold'

     New. SN: WL1029. Ladder-braced construction with adjustable truss rod, joined at 14th fret.
     Matte finish. Vintage-style orange-red sunburst spruce top. Mahogany back and sides. Single line of white binding around top of guitar body and inside rosette. Fire stripe pickguard. Beautiful vintage replica mahogany V-neck. Indian Rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot inlays. Ebony bridge with 2 3/8" spacing.

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Collings Waterloo WL-14 X
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New Collings Waterloo WL-14 X (X-Braced) Guitar 'Sold'

     New.
     Very popular Mahogany guitar that is a very close copy of the old Gibson "Kalamazoo" versions of the old Gibson L-00. It is made so much like the originals that they are even using non-scalloped braces that are NOT hand-tuned; They even left the glue residue inside the guitar with no clean-up. The neck has cuts very reminescent to the old originals - side cuts at volute area (behind nut), and also the true "Vee" shape of neck profile. I could go on and on about the physical construction of this guitar... but that doesn't tell the whole story...
     Mahogany back, sides and neck. Select Spruce top. Waterloo logo on headstock. "V" neck profile. Short scale - 24.9".  1 3/4" width at nut. 3-on-a-plate openback tuners with Ebony buttons. Ebony nut. Radiused fingerboard. Ebony bridge with "cut-thru" saddle. Ebony bridge pins with 2 3/8" spacing.
     The other part of the story is how the whole package fits into Collings' world so perfectly - same as it fit into the Gibson world in the 1930's. Similar sounding logo; Logo is name of town guitar is made in (Waterloo is original name for Austin, TX); same "no frills" method of building; same great sound for the money.
     The sound is very exciting. Instead of the sculpted tones of most Collings guitars, you hear rough-hewn wood vibrating with excitement and a certain plaintiveness that is great. And... "for the money"... this guitar hits the spot!

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Collings Waterloo WL-14 X 1
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New Collings Waterloo WL-14 X (X-bracing) Guitar 'Sold'

     New.
     Very popular Mahogany guitar that is a very close copy of the old Gibson "Kalamazoo" versions of the old Gibson L-00. It is made so much like the originals that they are even using non-scalloped braces that are NOT hand-tuned; They even left the glue residue inside the guitar with no clean-up. The neck has cuts very reminescent to the old originals - side cuts at volute area (behind nut), and also the true "Vee" shape of neck profile. I could go on and on about the physical construction of this guitar... but that doesn't tell the whole story...
     Mahogany back, sides and neck. Select Spruce top. Waterloo logo on headstock. "V" neck profile. Short scale - 24.9".  1 3/4" width at nut. 3-on-a-plate openback tuners with Ebony buttons. Ebony nut. Radiused fingerboard. Ebony bridge with "cut-thru" saddle. Ebony bridge pins with 2 3/8" spacing.
     The other part of the story is how the whole package fits into Collings' world so perfectly - same as it fit into the Gibson world in the 1930's. Similar "no frills" method of building; same great sound for the money.
     The sound is very exciting. Instead of the sculpted tones of most Collings guitars, you hear rough-hewn wood vibrating with excitement and a certain plaintiveness that is great. And... "for the money"... this guitar hits the spot!

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Collings Waterloo WL-14 X 1
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New Collings Waterloo WL-14 X w/ T-bar Guitar 'Sold'

     New. Made in the style of traditional bell-bottom mid-sized guitars like the L-0 and L-00 and the old "Kalamazoo" models.
     Mahogany back, sides and neck. Select Spruce top. Single binding around top edge of body and inside soundhole. Sunburst finish. "V" neck profile. 1 3/4" width at nut. Rosewood fingerboard, Ebony bridge. Ebony bridge pins and endpin. Firestriped pickguard. Nickel antique'd 3-on-a-plate open-back tuners with black buttons. Waterloo logo at top of peghead is a decal made to look like the old original silk-screen logos of the 1920's & 1930's.
     This is a rough and rowdy guitar. Lots of volume, good balance. SN# WL-341.
     Comes with a very nice hard case, too.

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Collings Waterloo WL-14 X TR Top
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New Collings Waterloo WL-14 X TR with bearclaw figure Guitar 'Sold'

     New. Bearclaw red spruce top appears to be Adirondack. Mahogany neck is heavily figured with flamed stripes.
     Built in the style of the old 1930's Kalamazoo guitars from Gibson, these are traditional L-00 shape with traditional appointments including beautiful sunburst finish on top, fire stripe pickguard, single line of white binding around top edge and bound inside soundhole. Rosewood fingerboard with pearloid dots. Blackened headstock with silkscreen Waterloo logo. 3-on-a-plate open-back tuners with black buttons. Straight ebony bridge with cut-through intonated bone saddle. Very nice ropey mahogany back.
     A very beautiful Waterloo guitar with great sound. Big voice right away.

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Collings Waterloo WL-14L 1
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New Collings Waterloo WL-14L Ladder-braced Guitar 'Sold'

     Ladder-braced just arrived Waterloo, SN: WL-14L. New. Mahogany small-body guitar designed and built similar to the Depression-era "Kalamazoo" brand guitars from Gibson. Shaped like an L-0 or L-00 with bell-bottom body, this guitar has mahogany back and sides, and beautiful sunburst spruce top and shaded color on the V-neck. Rosewood fingerboard with dot position markers. Waterloo silk-screen logo on peghead. Single line of cream binding on top edge of guitar. Antique'd open tuners. Fire stripe pickguard. Bound inside of sound hole. Ebony nut with bone cut-through saddle. Ebony bridge. SN: WL-418.

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Collings Waterloo WL-X TR
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New Collings Waterloo WL-X TR Guitar 'Sold'

     New. Mahogany back, sides and neck. Select Spruce top (Englemann?). Very nice guitar made closely like the old "Kalamazoo" brand guitars that Gibson made in the 1930's. Very similar to the old Mahogany "L-00" guitars, with old style "Vee" neck, open-back tyners with black buttons and firestriped pickguard.
     This one has X-bracing under the top, along with adjustable truss-rod in the neck.
     It is ready to play. It sounds great... plays great... looks great... and the price is very affordable. SN#395.

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Collings WL-14 X 1
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New Collings WL-14 X (X-bracing) Guitar 'Sold'

     New.  X-braced Waterloo with sunburst finish. Spruce top, Mahogany back, sides and neck. Radiused Rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot inlays. Ebony bridge. 3-on-a-plate vintage style antique'd tuners with black buttons.
     Serial Number: WL224

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Collings WL-14 XTR 1
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New Collings WL-14 XTR Guitar 'Sold'

     New. Serial Number WL1089. X-braced with adjustable truss rod.
     Built faithful to depression-era guitars from Gibson with the "Kalamazoo" branding, these guitars have many attributes similar to pre-war L-00's. The distinctive aspect you will notice right away, is how light these guitars are, and how they make you instantly think of the old originals, not only for being lightweight, but for the lively resonance and "shuddering' of the entire guitar as you play it.
     Adirondack Red Spruce top. Mahogany back, sides and neck. Neck has pre-war feeling rounded "V" profile. 1 23/32" width at nut. The sunburst looks great, and really highlights the wide grain of the Adirondack Spruce. Black peghead face with Waterloo logo applied by silk-screen. Ebony nut, bridge and pins. Rosewood fingerboard with medium pearl dot position markers. Bone intonated saddle. Soundhole is bound inside with cream binding. Top edge of guitar also has cream binding. Tuners are antique'd 3-on-a-plate tuners with black buttons. 24.9" scale length. Pre-war style firestripe pickguard.
     Extremely responsive, plays great in normal or open tunings.

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Collings WL-14L TR 1
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New Collings WL-14L TR w/ adjustable truss-rod Guitar 'Sold'

     Very lightly used, with almost no evidence of player wear.  SN: W396.
     Yet another perfect-playing, amazingly lightweight guitar from Collings. These are built closely in the style of the old "Kalamazoo" guitars, an off-shoot brand of Gibson. While they produced several types of instruments and models, one of the most beloved is this guitar, styled after the old "KG-14" Kalamazoo, or the "L-0" and "L-00" Gibson guitars.
     Mahogany back, sides and neck. Select Spruce top. Sunburst matte finish. Nice old style "Vee" neck. 1 3/4" width at nut. These guitars are well received by a wide range of players. Sometimes they sell so fast there isn't time even for photographs before they are sold.

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Cort Curbow 4-String Bass 1
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Recent Cort Curbow 4-String Bass Guitar 'Sold'

     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.
 

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Crafter TC035/N 1
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Recent Crafter TC035/N Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc. Condition. There are some marks in the lacquer on top, and a couple of knicks on the back of the neck, but otherwise the guitar is perfectly clean. Strap button installed in correct position in heel.
     Spruce top, Rosewood back and sides. Top has Abalone purfling and multiple bindings.Mahogany neck with single binding, radiused Ebony fingerboard with pearl "snowdrop" inlays. LR Baggs Element pickup and preamp installed.
     Nice sound, and is setup for low action.

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Crafters of Tennessee Tennessee Flattop - Maple 1
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c.2004 Crafters of Tennessee Tennessee Flattop - Maple Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc(+) condition. A few lines of finish checking on top. Only has slight signs of prior handling and playing. It was bought new and mostly kept in the case.
     Beautiful flamed Maple back and sides that are accented by honey amber finish color. Mahogany neck. Bearclaw figured Sitka Spruce top. Ebony fingerboard, bridge and peghead overlay. Nickel Grover pre-war style open-back tuners. Bridge has "thru" saddle. Ebony bridge pins and end pin. Multiple bindings on top and back of body. Cream heelcap. Diamond volute behind nut. MOP dot inlays in fingerboard. 25 1/2" scale length.1 3/4" width at nut.
     This guitar is in great shape and is set up to play. It sounds quite good and sounds very full.
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Dan Roberts Troubadour 1
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2012 Dan Roberts Troubadour Slope Shoulder Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc(-) condition. Guitar has just a few little signs of prior ownership and playing.
     Mahogany slope shoulder guitar, similar to the old Gibson J-35's. 24 3/4" short scale length. 1 3/4" width at nut. Pre-war style vintage "Vee" neck profile. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. "Cut-thru" bone saddle. Medium pearl dots inlaid in fingerboard. Mahogany back, sides and neck. Adirondack Red Spruce top. Advanced, tuned bracing. Vintage style 'antiqued' 3-on-a-plate tuners.
     Both the top and the back show beautiful figure. The top edge is bound with ivoroid. Roberts logo decal in headstock.
     This is a nice guitar in nice condition that plays and sounds fine.
 

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Danelectro Double cutaway electric Bass 1
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Recent Danelectro Double cutaway electric Bass With Matching Amp Guitar 'Sold'

Excellent condition. Pretty darned good bass for the money. 2 pickups, with stacked knob controls. Comes with matching Danelectro bass amp. Everything works just fine. Guitar is set up to play.
Original Gig Bag

 
Danelectro U2 1
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Danelectro U2 Guitar 'Sold'

     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.

w/ OHC

 
Eastman E10 OM 1
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Recent Eastman E10 OM Guitar 'Sold'

     All solid wood orchestra model guitar with 25" scale in excellent (-) condition. No cracks, just a couple tiny nicks barely visible and some finish flaws along the binding. Adirondack Spruce top with handcarved, scalloped X-bracing. Beautiful mahogany neck, back, and sides. Black binding on back and sides with black-white-black showing on the top. Ebony fingerboard with pearl position dot markers inlaid. Ebony bridge and pins. Strap button professional installed on heel. Open tuners. Mahogany peghead overlay with Eastman inlaid in maple.
     Sound is loud and clean for flatpicking, fingerstyle, or rhythm.

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Electra X810 1
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1978 Electra X810 Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc.(+) Condition. The top, back and sides are all very clean with just slight scratches from playing. The neck and frets are in great condition as well. There is one hole drilled in the top of the body from where the pickguard was installed. The original pickguard comes in the case.
     Flamed Maple top, back and sides with antique brown sunburst. Top, back, fretboard and peghead are all multiple bound with tortoise-shell. The inside of the f-holes are also bound with tortoise-shell. Mahogany neck with radiused Rosewood fingerboard and elaborate "Tree of Life" inlay in Pearl across the fretboard. Tune-o-matic bridge, 2 "magnaflux" humbucking pickups and 5-way selector.
     The most interesting part about this guitar is the two "MPC Effect Modules" installed in the guitar. There is a cavity in the back where there are two spots for different Electra effects that are easily removed and replaced. There are twelve different modules that can be put in the guitar, this particular Electra has the "phase shifter" and "power overdrive" modules. These modules are controlled and bypassed by the two levers on the body and the volume of the effects is controlled by the knobs. This is an interesting idea, but there are far better ways to add effects to a guitar line nowadays. The modules are more of a cool and innovative thing as opposed to a really great sounding electronics system. The good thing is that Electra didn't rely on building guitars with effects in them as their selling point. The guitar sounds great alone, much better than with the effects activated. The sound is really thick, with many different tonal variations from the 5 way selector. The effects are fun, and definitely worth playing around with but this guitar does not need any help to sound great.
     For more information on the effects modules visit: http://www.rivercityamps.com/electra/modules.php
     * Price has been significantly reduced for quicker sale, as owner is producing a solo CD and also getting married... (not kidding).

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Epiphone Blackstone 1
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1947 Epiphone Blackstone Guitar 'Sold'

     VG. Condition. Top has several repaired cracks and lacquer checking throughout. Back has one sizeable area where finish has been rubbed through. Back has several areas of worn away finish. Very small amounts of fret wear. Original tailpiece, bridge and pickguard.
     Spruce top with sunburst finish. Maple back and sides, Mahogany neck. Radiused Rosewood fretboard with pearl dot inlays. Newer Nickel Grover tuners.
     Sound is warm with good attack.

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Epiphone Broadway 1
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1943 Epiphone Broadway Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc. Condition (Professional Refinish.) Top playing condition, with no issues, nothing needed. Guitar refinished some time ago by a professional. It appears to be a beautiful, hand-rubbed finish. All-original parts.
     Spruce top, flamed Maple back. Fully bound top, back, neck and peghead. Matching cream heelcap Top and back show multiple black lines inside the outer binding. Original tortoise pick-guard, "Frequensator tailpiece", compensated rosewood adjustable bridge and tuners. Radiused rosewood fingerboard with pearl block inlays. Large Epiphone logo inlaid in headstock with tasteful floral pattern below.
     Great sounding archtop, this is your ticket for the David Rawlings sound.

w/ Mark Leaf Style Flight Case

 
Epiphone Casino 1
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2003 Epiphone Casino Guitar 'Sold'

Exceptional condition. Natural finish. White pickguard. All original parts. There is no sign of player wear. No fret wear, etc. No problems. This guitar is set up with light strings and plays just fine.
w/ OHC

 
Epiphone DeLuxe 1
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1942 Epiphone DeLuxe w/ great player upgrades Guitar 'Sold'

     VG(+) condition. Blonde. Flamed Maple back and sides, with Spruce top. Originally a single p/u model, this guitar has been thoughtfully 'upgraded' through the years. P-90 p/u in bridge position, 1970's Dimarzio Humbucking p/u in neck position. Area underneath fingerboard extension shows some crude modification for a pickguard. 7" X 7" inspection hole cut into back and well-made Mahogany plywood plate is screwed over it (see photos). Tuners changed, but originals come in the case. Coil tap switch added. Original "Frequensator" tailpiece replaced with Gibson (or Gibson Copy).
     All original finish. 5-ply body bindings. 4-ply binding along fingerboard, 3-ply bindings around peghead. F-holes bound inside. Pearl block "cloud" inlays in Rosewood fingerboard. Elaborate floral inlay in peghead. Brass nut. Very cool "tune-a-matic style" bridge.
     Yes, yes, we know that this guitar has been modified quite a bit... but for a player, all the modifications are for "positive" reasons. This guitar is loved by any player who picks it up and plays it.

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Epiphone EB232 Rivoli Bass 1
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1966 Epiphone EB232 Rivoli Bass Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc.(-) Condition. There is moderate lacquer checking on the front and back, but hardly any dents or dings. There are some small holes drilled where a handrest used to be. There are also two holes near the fretboard and one on the side as the result of a former pickguard. The neck has a couple of marks on it but is in good overall shape. No fret wear.
     Maple body with sunburst finish and bindings on the top and back. Single humbucker pickup in the neck position. Master volume and tone knobs, and "bass boost" switch. One-piece Mahogany neck. Radiused Rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot inlays. Original Nickel tuners. Ebony peghead overlay with Epiphone logo inlay.
     This is a really nice sounding and nice playing bass. These Epiphone basses were made at the Gibson factory in Kalamazoo, and are often held in higher regards than the Gibson basses of the period. It currently has flatwound strings that sound great.

w/ OSC

 
Epiphone El Capitan BASS 1
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c1990 Epiphone El Capitan BASS Guitar 'Sold'

     Exceptional original condition. Four-string acous/elec Bass. Maple back, sides and neck with Sitka Spruce top. Rosewood fingerboard. Fully bound with ivoroid bindings, with multiple lines showing on top edge of body and around soundhole rosette. Rosewood bridge with built-in piezo pickup in bridge saddle.
     This bass shows excellent construction from Korean period of manufacture. Pickup has several great features - one is the built-in control panel, which has a 5-band EQ and volume control and "anti-feedback" switch. The other is the output, where you can choose to plug in a 1/4" hi-impedence normal guitar cable, or choose to use a low-impedence 3-pin "mic" cable.
     This instrument is in really great shape, with no dings and no signs of previous owner player wear. It works good acoustically, but sounds great when plugged in.
w/ OHC

 
Epiphone Elitist Byrdland 1
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2008 Epiphone Elitist Byrdland Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc (+) condition. A beautiful copy of the Gibson Byrdland, handcrafted in Japan at Gibson's Terada facility in Japan.
     Maple body and neck with spruce top. Multiple bindings throughout. Three-piece maple neck. Flower pot in headstock with block inlays in fingerboard. Ebony bridge with Tune-o-matic saddle. Bound F-holes. Gold hardware.
     Excellent playing and sounding guitar----a great tribute to the original Byrdland guitars, which were named after ace session guitarists Hank Garland and Billy Byrd.

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Epiphone Joe Pass Emperor ii 1
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2010 Epiphone Joe Pass Emperor ii Guitar 'Sold'

     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.

w/ OHC

 
Epiphone NightHawk 1
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2011 Epiphone NightHawk Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc.(+) Condition. Very few signs of player wear on the guitar, no fret wear.
     Flamed Maple top with cream bindings. Mahogany back and neck. Radiused Rosewood fingerboard with "Crown" inlays. Humbuckers in the neck and bridge positions. Single-coil pickup in the middle. 5-way toggle switch and volume and tone controls. Nickel Grover tuners.
     Action is nice and low, sound is great. All electronics are in fine working condition.

w/ OHC

 
Epiphone PR-100 1
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Recent Epiphone PR-100 Guitar 'Sold'

     Budget guitar with professional setup and fresh strings. Ready to play.



 
Epiphone Serenader 12-String 1
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60's Epiphone Serenader 12-String Guitar 'Sold'

     VG(+) Condition. The top has moderate lacquer checking throughout, and several dings. The back has a couple of good-sized scratches and a couple of repaired cracks. The back has some fairly big dings.The neck has a couple of marks, but nothing bothersome when playing. Small amounts of wear on the frets.
     Spruce top, Mahogany back, sides and neck. Top has multiple cream bindings, back has single cream binding. Radiused Rosewood fretboard with pearl dot inlays. Rosewood, adjustable 2-pc. bridge. NIckel tuners.
     Sounds nice and full, playability is low with no buzzing.

w/ HC

 
Epiphone Triumph 1
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Epiphone Triumph Guitar 'Sold'

     More information coming soon...

w/ HC

 
Epiphone Wildcat 1
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C.2003 Epiphone Wildcat Belair Blue Guitar 'Sold'

     Really cool hollow-body guitar with 2 Alnico P-90's and great color that is about 2 shades away from "Sea Foam" green.
     Ebony fingerboard with dot inlays. Gotoh tuners. Bigsby tailpiece with tuneamatic bridge.
     Plays great and sounds great.
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Erickson S-10 Pedal Steel 1
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c. 1980's Erickson S-10 Pedal Steel Guitar 'Sold'

     Erickson 10 string pedal steel in great condition. No large marks or scratches, everything is in fine playing condition. 3 floor pedals, 2 knee levers.

w/ OHC

 
Esteve Classical GR-09 1
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1997 Esteve Classical GR-09 Guitar 'Sold'

Exc Condition. Select Rosewood back and sides cedar top. Excellent tone. Hand-built in Spain.
w/ OHC

 
Everett Laurel A 1
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2002 Everett Laurel A Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc. Condition. There is one repaired top crack, but this guitar is in great shape otherwise. There is a small amount of fret wear, and just a couple of slight marks on the guitar.
     Sitka top with multiple wooden bindings. Rosewood back and sides also with multiple bindings. Mahogany neck, radiused Ebony fretboard with pearl "cut-diamond" inlays. Rosewood bridge and pins. Nickel mini tuners.
     This guitar has a very strong sound with good presence in the bass and treble.

w/ HC

 
Fender '50's P-Bass 1
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New Fender '50's P-Bass w/ Lacquer Finish Guitar 'Sold'

     New. We are not dealers for new Fender instruments... We took this and another new Fender in trade from an area Fender dealer. This nice affordable bass is very well made. The weight is medium with good balance. Made in Mexico, it features the look and feel of '50's Fender Precision basses. Check out the antique'd real lacquer finish (instead of polyester), the peghead, and the great anodized pickguard.
     But - the best part is the resonance. This bass vibrates and resonates from endpin to tip of peghead. Neck is nice and straight. Action is low with no buzzing. And... this one is at a bargain price...

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Fender CD-280S 1
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New Fender CD-280S Solid Spruce Top Guitar 'Sold'

     New. We are not dealers for new Fender instruments, but took this new guitar in on trade from a local Fender dealer.
     Rosewood dreadnaut with polywood back and sides and solid Spruce top. Its the Spruce top that has us excited. This guitar sounds like instruments that cost hundreds higher. Nice attack, good balanced tone and good presence and sustain.
     And... it comes with a great hardshell case with padded micro-fiber lining.
 

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Fender Fat Telecaster 1
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2000 Fender Fat Telecaster Sunburst Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc(+) Condition. A touch or two on the front and back of body. Minimal player wear. There are a few dents on the back of the neck, but they are slight and are positioned where they are not a problem to your left hand when playing.
     Solid Ash body. Humbucking pickup in the neck position, single coil in the bridge. Very nice traditional 3-color sunburst. Maple neck with Rosewood fingerboard and dot inlays. Pearloid pick guard, and Fender Nickel tuners.
     This is a really nice American Teleaster for a reasonable price. Good feel, with the classic look of a sunburst tele.

w/ Gig Bag

 
Fender Jazz Bass
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1966 Fender Jazz Bass Refinished Bass 'Sold'

     Professionally refinished with a very good blue sparkle finish. Ok, ok... the color isn't a Fender color, but the finish job is top notch, with no bad file marks or 'goobers' under the finish.
     Pickups changed to EMG. Pickguard changed to newer pearloid pickguard.
     Rosewood fingerboard. Original tuners, knobs, and wiring.
w/ newer Gig Bag

 
Fender Jazz Bass 1
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2015 Fender Jazz Bass Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc condition. 34" scale length. 1.5" width at nut.
     Alder body with sunburst. Maple neck with contemporary "C" profile and stylish stringer. 4-bolt standard neck plate. Rosewood fingerboard with position dot markers inlaid. 20 medium-jumbo frets. Shielded body cavity. Vintage-style bridge with four single-groove saddles. Single coil pickups. Chrome hardware. Black plastic control knobs for middle pickup volume, bridge pickup volume, and master. 70's style headstock logo. 3-ply parchment pickguard.
     This is a great working bass. Stage-ready and solidly made.

w/ Gig Bag

 
Fender Left-Handed Deluxe Telecaster PH
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1975 Fender Left-Handed Deluxe Telecaster Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc.(-) Condition. This Tele is in very nice shape. The top has just a few little scratches, no dents or dings. 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.

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Fender Mexican Standard Strat 1
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1998 Fender Mexican Standard Strat Guitar 'Sold'

     Mint condition. Looks like it's never been played.
     Alder body with deep blue finish. 21 fret Maple neck with medium jumbo frets and Rosewood fingerboard. Three single-coil pickups with two tone knobs, a master volume knob and a 5-way switch.
     Nice Mexican Strat. Plays, looks and sounds very good.

w/ OHC

 
Fender Paisley Telecaster 1
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1968 Fender Paisley Telecaster Guitar 'Sold'

     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.

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Fender PM-1 MA NE NAT
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Fender PM-1 MA NE NAT Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc.(++) Condition. You can tell the guitar has been played, but there are no particular signs of player wear to speak of.
     Solid Mahogany top, back and sides. Mahogany neck, radiused Rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot inlays. Nickel tuners. Fishman pickup installed.
     Good, open sound and playability for a beginner-intermediate guitar.

w/ HC

 
Fender Precision 1
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1995 Fender Precision Bass 'Sold'

     Well-cared for Mexican P Bass shows no sign of player wear. Only a couple dings, but no problems or wear. Please call for more information. (406) 327-9925.



 
Fender Precision Bass 1
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1961 Fender Precision Bass Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc condition. Refinished around 1980 with perfect 3-color faithful sunburst finish.
     Rosewood slab board with original clay dot inlays. Original parts, original pickups, harness, pickguard, tuners, etc. Tailpiece and pickup covers removed - replacement pickup cover comes with instrument. The great old refin is so well done and just aged enough to appear original.
     Please call us for more details and for price.
Newer Replica Brown Case

 
Fender Stratocaster 1
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1957 Fender Stratocaster Guitar 'Sold'

Guitar has been refinished. Maple neck, Alder body. This strat is a great player's guitar. The guitar body, neck and wiring all date at 1957... but oddly enough, the serial number backplate is numbered #0010, which is an extremely early number from 1954! "Volume" pot has been replaced. The other pots date at 1957. The pickups are original, as well as the wiring. This guitar has some replaced parts: string tree, nut, jack plate, strap buttons, bridge base and saddles, plastic backplate and pickguard. Original Kluson DeLuxe tuners. Appears to be the original screws for P/G, backplate, and neckplate. Of course this guitar has been refretted over the years. Comes with original tweed case that has fraying cloth. Latches, hinges and handle are intact and work. Also comes with a "Case World" flight case that holds the guitar in original tweed case inside of the flight case!
w/ Orig Tweed Case


 
Fender Stratocaster 1
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1974 Fender Stratocaster Guitar 'Sold'

     VG. Condition. This guitar has some heavy player wear on the body. A humbucker has been installed in the bridge position with an un-professional pickguard cut. The knobs have been replaced and partially painted.
     Refinished black body. Maple neck with black dots. Original Fender tuners. Original tremolo bridge with bar.

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Fender Stratocaster 1
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1983 Fender Stratocaster U.S.A. Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc(-) condition with some player wear and and some marks in the body - call or write for in depth description.
     Fairly rare U.S. Strat made for only about 1 year. Two control knobs. Jack is mounted at end of pickguard, instead of recessed into the body.
     Bridge pickup changed, but original pickup comes with the guitar. Currently has replaced control knobs, but originals come with guitar.
w/ OHC

 
Fender Stratocaster 1
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1996 Fender Stratocaster Shoreline Gold Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc(-) condition. Everything is very nice on this guitar, but it does have one modification. The singlecoil bridge pickup was replaced with a Seymour Duncan Humbucking p/u.
     Beautiful Shoreline Gold finish with pearloid multiple layer pickguard. All original and stock, except the aforementioned pickup change. Maple neck. Very little sign of fret wear. This is a nice guitar in nice condition that is set up very well. Has a special anniversary sticker behind peghead that reads,  "50 years of Excellence".

w/ newer HC

 
Fender Stratocaster 1
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2006 Fender Stratocaster Shoreline Gold Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc.(+) Condition. The only sign of player wear on this strat is a very small amount of wear on the fingerboard.
     Alder body with "shoreline gold" finish. Three single-coil pickups with 5-way selector switch. Single volume and two control pots. All electronics are original and working perfectly. Maple neck with radiused Rosewood fingerboard and dot inlays. Nickel tuners.
     This strat is set up to play very well with low action.

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Fender Tele 60th Anniversary 1
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2011 Fender Tele 60th Anniversary Guitar 'Sold'

     New Condition. Hardly any signs this guitar was ever played. 60th anniversary 1951 Fender Tele Re-issue. Black pickguard blonde finish. No sign of playing on fretboard or body.
    Ash body with see-through blonde finish. Maple neck with radiused fingerboard and black dot inlays. B/W/B pickguard. Two single coil pickups with 3-way switch and master volume and tone knobs. "Fender 60th anniversary" commemorative neck plate.
     Nice tele reissue, it has the same great look and feel as the 1951 originals. Sounds great, plays great.

 

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Fender Tele Custom 1
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c.2005 Fender Tele Custom w/ Lollar p/u's Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc(+) original condition. Beautiful red metallic finish with bound top and back of body. Lollar pickups.
     Barely any signs of previous ownership - and no fret wear. Plays great with good balance and feel. Comes with original tweed hard case.
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Fender Telecaster 1
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1953 Fender Telecaster Guitar 'Sold'

     VG+ condition. Refinished with brushed-on varnish. Typical black guard tele with nice medium weight. Top and back have a reasonable amount of scratches and dings. There are no glaring cosmetic flaws, the guitar is in great shape overall.
     Ash body, figured Maple neck. Black dots inlaid in fingerboard. Almost all original parts, including tuners, bridge, pickguard, etc. Replaced tone knob.

w/ No Case

 
Fender Telecaster 1
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1969 Fender Telecaster Guitar 'Sold'

     VG(+) Condition. The body has been refinished and has moderate dents, dings and scratches throughout. One of the pickups has been re-wired. Neck and frets are in good shape.
     Blonde finish. Maple neck and radiused fingerboard. Two single-coil pickups, master volume and tone controls. Original Fender tuners.
     Great snappy tone, action is nice and low. Comes with what appears to be original hard case.

w/ HC

 
Fender Telecaster 1
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1977 Fender Telecaster Guitar 'Sold'

     Great player's guitar. Refinished in floral pattern applique'. Maple neck. Recently fitted with "Noiseless" pickup at bridge, but original comes in the case. Replacement Schaller tuners. Tailpiece replaced with 60s fender tailpiece.
     This is a fairly hefty Tele, but that aspect is offset by how much good sustain it has.
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G & L Bass 1
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2002 G & L Bass "L-2000" Guitar 'Sold'

Exc. (like new) condition. American made, Fullerton, CA. Alder body, Rockmaple neck. Includes G&L Tri-Tone active/passive electronics, 3-way mini-toggle pickup selector, series/parallel mini-toggle, preamp control mini-toggle (off/on/on with high end EQ boost) & Humbucking pickups (2).
w/ OHC

 
Gallagher Doc Watson 1
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c. 2005 Gallagher Doc Watson Guitar 'Sold'

     Exceptional Original Condition. This could easily pass for a new guitar.
     Spruce top with Herringbone binding. Nice Mahogany back, sides and neck. Ivoroid binding on top, back and peghead. Decorative center-seam inlay down back. Radiused Ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlays. Mahogany peghead overlay with Gallagher logo inlaid. Schaller tuners.
     Nice sound. Great for flatpicking, good for fingerpicking. Nice low action, the truss rod responds very well to adjustments. This guitar has MORE snap in the attack and MORE projection than I usually expect to hear.
 

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Gallagher GC-70 1
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Recent Gallagher GC-70 Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc. Condition. Only slight evidence of player wear on frets only. The body just has a couple of small touch marks and that's it. No cracks, no repairs.
     Similar body size to a 000.  24 3/4" scale length. 1 3/4" nut width. Neck is a rounded V shape. Ivoroid bindings on top and back of body, along fingerboard, and around peghead. Herringbone purfling along top edge and soundhole rossette. Rosewood peghead overlay with Gallagher logo inlaid, and "flourish" in the middle. Ebony fingerboard with "diamond" and "cat-eye" inlay. Diamond volute on underside of peghead. Ebony bridge with two Abalone dots inlaid. Ebony heelcap. Ebony end wedge meitered in with multiple wood edging. Decorative back strip along center of back. Tortoise pickguard.
     Nice sound with lots of resonance.

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Gibson 1933 L-Century Reissue 1
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1994 Gibson 1933 L-Century Reissue Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc.(-) Condition. Limited Edition re-issue of the old "Century of Progress" guitars from 1933 to about 1941. This body style is in between a "Nick Lucas" and an L-00 body with a 1930's era vee neck and pearloid fingerboard with rosewood picture-frame inlays. Headstock is also pearloid with "picture frame" inlay of 1930's Gibson script logo and florish below, inset into Rosewood. silver metal-plaque on back of peghead says "Centennial Special " February, 1994. Almost no fret-wear, a few lines of finish checking.
   1 3/4" width of fingerboard at nut. Gibson long scale (25 1/2"). Multiple white/black/white bindings around top and back of body, along fingerboard and around headstock, even on the heelcap. Solid pearl truss-rod cover. 1930's style fire-stripe pickguard. Simple white/black/white rosette at soundhole. Simple 1930's style rectangular Rosewood bridge with "cut-thru" saddle. Nickel Waverly tuners, silver-plated metal plaque on back of headstock.
     This guitar is #34 of a limited run of 100 that were handbuilt at the Gibson custom shop in Bozeman, MT, and signed by Ren Ferguson. The guitar is quite a piece to look at, but has really a very nice tone as well. Certainly not just a collector piece, but one to play as well.

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Gibson 1968 Reissue Custom F Les Paul 1
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2007 Gibson 1968 Reissue Custom F Les Paul Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc.(++) Condition. There are a couple very minor signs of player wear.  Just a couple of touches on the top and back, but no dings or dents whatsoever. The neck is perfectly clean, no fret wear. There is one small mark on the top of the peghead.
    Carved, figured Maple top with nice 3-color sunburst. Mahogany body. Top has 7-ply binding, back has 5-ply. Mahogany neck, radiused Ebony fretboard with large pearl block inlays. Gold Grover tuners. Ebony peghead overlay with Gibson logo and "split-diamond" inlays in pearl. Fretboard is single bound, headstock has 5-ply binding. Gold hardware. Two '57 Classic Humbuckers with volume and tone knobs for each and 3 way selector switch.
     Lush sound with lots of ringing sustain. The action is dialed in to play great.

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Gibson Advanced Jumbo 1
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2001 Gibson Advanced Jumbo Handmade Custom by Kevin Kopp Guitar 'Sold'

Exc(-) condition. Very high-grade quarter-sawn Brazilian Rosewood back and sides. Adirondack Red Spruce top. Multiple wood bindings on top edge and back of guitar, with mother of pearl purflings on top, back, and center strip in back. End pin wedge is same Rosewood as outer body bindings, and is beautifully mitered-in with the multiple binding strips. Ebony fingerboard is bound with Rosewood. Rosewood bridge. Peghead and fingerboard are inlaid with a very nice engraved pearl pattern. Waverly tuners. Pre-war style 3-color sunburst.
    This custom Advanced Jumbo was hand built in its entirety by Kevin Kopp during his last months of working for Gibson, and it shows off its true handmade pedigree when you examine it's exterior, or interior, or just listen to it's superb voice.
    There are some small dings on the upper bout of top on bass side, probably from a case latch, or a stray pick mark. The lacquer on the sunburst top shows finish checks all over. Because of the trick of light, at some angles these are not so apparent, while at other angles they appear easily. This guitar sounds absolutely great.
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Gibson Advanced Jumbo 1
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Unknown Gibson Advanced Jumbo Brazilian Rosewood Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc(-) condition. This great guitar shows light evidence of playing wear on frets, a few lines of finish checking and very few dings or marks.
     This is a special guitar. It is a rare Brazilian Rosewood "AJ" from Gibson, which means it was probably built in the Custom Shop. This guitar was built some years ago and sent to a dealer... when it arrived to dealer, the neck was broken. The guitar was returned to Gibson to have a new neck put on it. It lingered for quite some time in Gibson's repair area. Then Gibson decided to announce unilaterally that they would sell no more Brazilian Rosewood guitars. This guitar was sold to our friend, Bill Gonder, a longtime "inside" dealer rep for Gibson in Bozeman, MT. He also bought a new neck that had a "wrong" serial number stamped on it, and had it attached by Marcus Engstrom, a Bozeman luthier.
     The end result is a perfectly great "player's" guitar - full, fast, powerful, with lots of commanding presence. It is a dream guitar for a flatpicker or a western swing player. The western swing barre chords will knock the horns off the cattle!
     * Included is a letter of authenticity from Bill Gonder, the original Gibson employee owner of this guitar.
 

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Gibson B-25 1
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1966 Gibson B-25 Guitar 'Sold'

     VG condition.
     Similar to an LG-2, this B-25 is a nice smaller body guitar with X-bracing. Cherry sunburst Spruce top with brown Mahogany back, sides and neck. Original pickguard and bridge. Tuners have been changed to old collectible Grover "Pat. Pending" Rotomatic tuners. Bridge is original Rosewood with adjustable Rosewood saddle. Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays. Top and back edge have white/black/white bindings.
     Back shows some missing lacquer, as well as a large patch where someone scraped on the finish as if to strip it away, but they stopped halfway through the lacquer - See Photos.
     Playability and tone are very good. The tone has lots of presence and color. Width at nut is 1 9/16". This guitar comes with a recent new excellent Gibson case.

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Gibson B-25 1
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c.1965 Gibson B-25 X-Braced Top Guitar 'Sold'

    Exc(-) condition. Small body X-braced guitar. All original except new vintage repro tuners. Mahogany back, sides, and neck, with Spruce top. Rosewood fingerboard and bridge. Original adjustable bridge has original rosewood saddle. This guitar is pretty nice. It looks great, it feels great, and is a perfect authentic vintage Gibson for a serious starter. Fingerboard width at nut is narrow - about 1 9/16", which makes it perfect for a young player. It has the normal 24 3/4" Gibson "short scale" length. There is one repaired pickguard crack along upper inside edge of pickguard and one small crack repaired in top at treble end of bridge. All original finish does show some checking in large areas, especially in the back.
    Again... this is a perfect guitar for a young player. It was owned and used by Greg Boyd's son, Joey, for several years, but now that he is turning 16 his hands require 1 11/16" nut width.
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Gibson Banner LG-2 1
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c1942 Gibson Banner LG-2 w/ Maple back, sides and neck Guitar 'Sold'

     Good condition. Several professionally repaired top cracks. One repaired back crack. Heavy signs of wear on body and neck of guitar. The finish is checked and dinged. The finish on the neck is almost completely worn through, but the frets are in great shape. The banner headstock is in good condition, although dinged up a little. Remnants of artwork on the pickguard.
     Spruce Top. Maple back, sides and neck. Three piece neck with Rosewood stringers. Newer copy Rosewood bridge. Single binding on top and back of body. Rosewood fretboard with pearl dot inlays. Peghead with original tuners - "D" string tuner has bent shaft, but still tunes well. "Only A Gibson Is Good Enough" banner in headstock. 24 3/4" scale length, 1 3/4" width at nut.
     This is a great guitar if you look past the few flaws in it's appearance. The sound is gorgeous, with more openness and less of the boxiness that this style of Gibson is known for. Recent professional neck reset, fret job, bridge, braces glued, etc. In short, it's set-up wonderfully and has a great sound.

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Gibson Blues Hawk 1
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1998 Gibson Blues Hawk Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc(+) condition. No fret dents. Only slight signs of previous ownership. Gold hardware. Gibson "Maestro" Bigsby-style tremolo. Rosewood fingerboard.
     Two P-100 pickups with 3-way selector switch, 6 position vari-tone switch, and push-pull tone pot to choose between single coil or double coil on each pickup. The P-100 is a made with two single coils stacked on top of each other. They are a single coil with tone pot in down position, and a Humbucking (double coil), when tone pot is pulled up.
     These guitars have a huge range of tonal possibilities and are quite respected among today's working musicians. This instrument is in great playing condition and has no problems. Here is a link to more information -  http://www.blueshawk.info/intro.htm
     * The photos show a "pink-ish" hue that isn't really there - the true color is a good 'see-thru' red.
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Gibson Byrdland 1
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1969 Gibson Byrdland Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc. Condition. The top of the guitar has a few slight dings and some of the gold has started to rub off the pickup covers. The back and sides are very clean for the most part with just a few small evidences of wear. Back is very nice with a few dings. Back of the neck is very nice. No fret wear. All-original parts and hardware. 23 5/8" scale.
     Spruce top, Maple back, sides and neck. Top, back, fretboard and peghead all have multiple bindings. Ebony peghead overlay with "flowerpot" inlay. Rosewood bridge.
     This guitar produces great tone when played acoustically or plugged in. Action is very low with no buzzing on the frets.

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Gibson Chet Atkins CE 1
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1988 Gibson Chet Atkins CE Solid Body Nylon String Guitar 'Sold'

     Exceptional original condition. #5 of 20 made of this model in a special "Showcase Edition". In 1988 Gibson designated 9 different models for this Showcase Edition series, with each guitar having only 20 pieces produced - except an autographed gold top Les Paul "Pro", which had 40 pieces produced.
     Solid body nylon string electric guitar with cutaway. Set neck. 1 13/16" width at nut, 25 1/4" scale length. Beautiful Mahogany back and neck with Spruce top. Ebony fingerboard. Multiple bindings. Sunburst finish. Elaborate soundhole rosette. Decal on back of peghead stating 'Showcase Edition'.
     These guitars are respected by players as good nylon string jazz guitars. They are also respected by collectors as a high quality guitar designed by Chet Atkins for Gibson that was always produced in relatively low numbers.
     Acoustic transducer in bridge produces good tone. This guitar is very close to brand new condition, and is set-up to play well.
     Comes with certificate of authenticity of the "Showcase Edition".
     * Price has been reduced significantly.
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Gibson Country Western 1
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1967 Gibson Country Western Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc(-) condition. Three repaired cracks in the top - one parallel to center seam from bass side of bridge to the lower binding, and two that are along the Spruce grain between soundhole and waist on bass side. Original parts and original finish. Finish shows finish checking throughout. Peghead shows some lacquer chips at edge and some wear from leaning against walls.
     Mahogany back, sides and neck, with Spruce top. Rosewood fingerboard and bridge. 1 5/8" width at nut. Multiple bindings on top and back. single binding along fingerboard. "B-band" pickup installed professionally in guitar.
     This is a very good sounding guitar. It has a strong bold attack, good tonal development. Lots of depth and good balance.

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Gibson Country Western 1
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1966 Gibson Country Western Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc. Condition. One small professionally repaired top crack on the top. There are a couple marks, but no glaring aesthetic problems. Back shows random marks and 'worm trails'. One top crack repaired at extreme treble side of lower bout on top. Frets are in great shape having been recently milled. Minor lacquer checking, frets are in great shape.
     Choice Sitka top. Mahogany back and sides with beautiful red hue. 7-ply top binding. 5-ply back binding. Fingerboard is bound. Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard and bridge. Parallelogram inlays in fingerboard. Original adjustable brdige with ceramic saddle. Original Kluson tuners. All-original finish in good shape with some finish checking here and there.
     The guitar plays nice, and sounds very nice.

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Gibson Country Western, Sheryl Crow Model 1
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2012 Gibson Country Western, Sheryl Crow Model Guitar 'Sold'

     New condition. Never played. Open warranty card, inspection card and owner's manual included. No dings, no marks, no wear, no repairs.
     Square-shoulder dreadnaut "Country Western" model endorsed by Sheryl Crow. Mahogany back, sides and neck. Natural select Sitka Spruce top. Parallelogram mother-of-pearl inlays in Rosewood fingerboard. Gibson logo and "crown" florish inlaid in peghead overlay.
     Ivoroid bindings around body and fingerboard, with 6-ply multiple bindings seen around top edge, 4-ply multiple bindings around back of body and single ivoroid binding along fingerboard. 15:1 ratio Gotoh tuners that are faithful copy of old Kluson DeLuxe tuners, but with improved function. Large pickguard. Reverse belly bridge.
     Comes with factory installed Baggs "Element Active" acoustic pickup system, with battery pack mounted on headblock inside soundhole, volume wheel mounted just under bass side lip of soundhole, and endpin jack.

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Gibson CS-356 Custom 1
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Un Played Condition Gibson CS-356 Custom Semi Hollowbody Guitar 'Sold'

     "As New" Condition. Beautiful double cutaway semi-hollowbody guitar with tasteful appointments and finish. NO wear at all. No dings, dents, scratches, etc.
     Mahogany back, sides and neck, with highly figured Maple bookmatched flame top.  The CS-356 was Gibson's first "tonally-carved" guitar, meaning that the back and sides are carved from a single piece of mahogany and mated to a carved maple top. Elaborately bound, with 7-ply bindings around top edge, 5-ply around back edge and peghead, and single-bound fingerboard. Tortoise plate pickguard with 5-ply bindings. Very tasteful "iced tea" amber sunburst on the Maple top. Peghead is similar to a Gibson Super 400, with Gibson logo inlaid in pearl, and large blocky triangle and rectangle pearl inlay below. Ebony radiused fingerboard has large pearl block inlays. Gold hardware, with "Gibson Deluxe" closed-back tuners with plastic tulip buttons, stop tailpiece and tune-a-matic bridge, gold pickup covers, selector switch, pickguard mounts, etc.
     This guitar has a great feel to it. The balance is good, it is lightweight, and it is resonant. The set-up is good and it is ready to play.

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Gibson CSR 1
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2009 Gibson CSR Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc.(-) Condition. Really clean all around. There are just a couple of light touches on the top and some very minor fret wear. There is one repaired side crack near the jack area.
     Heavily bear-clawed Sitka top. Rosewood back and sides. 4-ply white binding on the top, and single binding on the back and fretboard. Mahogany neck. Ebony bridge and fretboard with Pearl dot inlays. Fishman Matrix Infinity pickup installed.  Newer hand-made bone nut. Strap button professionally installed in heel.
     This is a really nice playing Gibson at a low price.

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Gibson ES-125
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1958 Gibson ES-125 Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc(-) condition. Sunburst. A few small nicks and chips in the finish here and there. Frets have been milled in not too distant past, so no appreciable fret wear. Back of peghead has a mysterious area right where serial numbers would be. The serial numbers have been obscured. Factory order numbers remain intact, inked into the inside of the guitar.
     Hollowbody electric with one P-90 pickup near neck. Maple back and sides with Sitka Spruce top. Mahogany neck with Rosewood fingerboard. Original Rosewood adjustable bridge. Original tailpiece and pickguard. Original Kluson DeLuxe closed-back 3-on-a-plate tuners with excellent condition cream buttons (not shrinking or cracking).
     This guitar is really quite nice and is ready to play. Everything is in good order and the pickup sounds very good.

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Gibson ES-125 1
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1955 Gibson ES-125 Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc.(-) Condition. The top, back and sides are in great shape, as are the original frets and fretboard (never milled) with very little wear.
     Spruce top with tobacco sunburst finish. Maple back and sides, Mahogany neck. Radiused Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays. 2-pc. adjustable Brazilian Rosewood bridge. Original Nickel Kluson 3-on-a-plate tuners. Single P-90 pickup in the neck position with volume and tone knobs.
     There are only a few noticeable marks on the neck, none of great significance when being played.
     Original Case - The case for this guitar is in nice condition, with all latches and handle and hinges intact. Case shows only small amounts of wear.
     Sound and playability are both very good, strung with Nickel strings at the moment. Neck is nice and straight. * Of all the ES-125's for sale at this moment, this is one of the best condition and most original

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Gibson ES-125 1
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1965 Gibson ES-125 Guitar 'Sold'

     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.
 

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Gibson ES-125 CD 1
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1966 Gibson ES-125 CD Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc.(-) Condition. The top and back both have moderate lacquer checking, but no cracks. Neck is in great shape and there is minimal fret wear. Strap button installed in heel. All-original parts and hardware.
     Maple top with single cream binding and sunburst finish. Maple back also with single binding. Mahogany sides and neck. Radiused Rosewood fretboard with pearl dot inlays. Original Kluson tuners and buttons. Independent volume, and tone controls for each pickup.
    Sound is very nice and crisp with tons of character. Plays great.

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Gibson ES-135 EB 1
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2002 Gibson ES-135 EB Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc(-) condition. Ebony black finish. As an interesting point, this guitar comes with papers officially from Gibson variously describing this guitar as an "ES-345" and an "ES-35", even though it absolutely is a stock ES-135. And, all these same papers (label, warranty card, inspection papers, etc), all have the correct serial number that matches the back of peghead and label, etc.
      No fret wear at all. This instrument is really in nice condition, but it does have one repair on back that is hard to spot. There was a slight clean crack in the outer ply of the back. Our local luthier, George Weisel, did a really great job of repairing it and blending the finish so that there is no sign of the repair at all, except a slight deflection of light when looking directly at it - we'll make sure to make one or two photos that show you what we mean. Many stores would omit this information about the repair, because it was done so well that it truly is a 'non-issue'.
     24 3/4" scale length. Semi-hollowbody, with block of wood running thru body. Two 'P-100' pickups (stacked double-coil humbucking). Trapeze tailpiece and tune-a-matic bridge. Kluson-style "Gibson DeLuxe" tuners with tulip buttons.
     This is a very nice example of a semi-hollowbody guitar. You can play this guitar acoustically and get great sound. It is very resonant. The set-up is great, with nice low action and everything works great.

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Gibson ES-137 Custom 1
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Previously Owned Gibson ES-137 Custom Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc.(++) Condition. There are only some very slight surface scratches that keep this guitar from being in new condition.
     Nice Maple top, back and sides with sunburst finish. Top has multiple white bindings, back and fretboard have single binding. Chrome hardware including "tune-o-matic" bridge. Independent volume and tone controls for each humbucker and 3-way.  Sunburst Mahogany neck with Rosewood radiused fingergboard and pearl "trapezoid" inlays. Grover tuners.
     This guitar is in really nice shape. Looks like it just came out of the factory, but has the sound of a mature instrument.

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Gibson ES-150 1
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c1938 Gibson ES-150 w/ Orig Charlie Christian pickup Guitar 'Sold'

     VG condition. Lots of player wear all around, and some repairs... but it has original pickup and original finish.
     This is truly a 'player's guitar', because it has a great mojo going for sound and has a very good set-up.
     * Please call for more information and an in-hand description.

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Gibson ES-175 1
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1968 Gibson ES-175 Guitar 'Sold'

Exc(-) condition. Sunburst finish. Some player wear on fingerboard. Tuners changed to gold Grover.
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Gibson ES-175 1
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1995 Gibson ES-175 Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc.(+) Condition. There are very few marks on this guitar, and none that you can spot without a little searching. The neck is clean, no fret wear on the fingerboard. Strap button installed in middle of heel.
     Flamed maple top, back and sides all with matching yellow sunburst. Multiple bindings on top, single bindings on back and fretboard. Mahogany neck, radiused Rosewood fingerboard with pearl "parallelogram" inlays. Nickel Gibson tuners. Two humbuckers with independent volume and tone controls for each. 3-way tone selector switch.
     Action is set-up nicely, tone is smooth and open.

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Gibson ES-225 1
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1955 Gibson ES-225 Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc(-) condition. Tobacco Sunburst. Wow, this guitar is "alive"! It sounds great even acoustically, with lots of resonance. Single P-90 p/u, Volume and tone knob.Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard.
     This guitar was used seriously by a previous owner. Frets and fretboard show regular wear, but both are in good serviceable condition. Body shows some finish wear around top edge and on back at bass side waist. Back of neck shows some finish wear.
     Tuners have been replaced with Grover Rotomatics, no pickguard.
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Gibson ES-225 TDN 1
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1958 Gibson ES-225 TDN Guitar 'Sold'

Exc(-) condition. Natural finish. This is a good example of a late '50's ES-225 that is in great condition for playing and gigging, but has a few parts changed out. Has original P-90 pickups and harness, pickguard and finish. Original trapeze tailpiece was broken and repaired and is included in the case. Newer gold plated Bigsby T.P and Bridge, and gold Schaller tuners. The finish is checked, but looks great, with only some areas of wear on back and random small dings from playing.
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Gibson ES-335 1
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1961 Gibson ES-335 Cherry Red Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc(+) condition. Beautiful original Cherry finish. This guitar was played for years on stage, but is in fine shape. Not much evidence of wear, just a few dings here and there. Small wood chip at back of upper peghead corner (see photos). Neck has no cracks, breaks, etc.
     Original PAF pickups and wiring - this has been verified 100%. Original dot neck, stop tailpiece, but spent some years with a Guild trapeze tailpiece installed on it. Original tuneamatic bridge with newer metal individual saddle pieces. Replaced tailpiece bar. Knobs are new vintage style replacements. Tuners are original set re-installed in guitar - from about 1970-2009 previous owner had Grover rotomatics installed.
     Frets are original with no apparent fret wear.
     This instrument has just been professionally set-up - it plays very well.
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Gibson ES-345 1
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c.1967 Gibson ES-345 Guitar 'Sold'

    Excellent condition. Cherry red. All original except - Bridge pickup is replaced with Gibson Tim Shaw "PAF" pickup, and jack is wired Mono, instead of Stereo. Newer frets are nice but do show moderate wear. Body shows normal light wear, mostly on sides. Back of neck two scratches in finish behind 5th-6th fret position. Pickguard is cracked at top near screw but not "at" screw. Gold plating shows normal wear from playing on pickups, bridge and tailpiece. Neck has been reset.
     Bound body and neck, with multiple bindings on top of body. Rosewood fingerboard with pearloid parallelogram inlays. Gold Kluson tuners with plastic tulip buttons. Wiring harness all original except what was mentioned above. Original selector switch, pots, knobs and vari-tone switch.
     This guitar is very resonant and sounds great. The intonation is good, the action is good.
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Gibson ES-347 1
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1989 Gibson ES-347 Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc. Condition.
     Maple body with sunburst finish and multiple bindings. Mahogany neck, Ebony fingerboard with pearl dot inlays. Tune-o-matic bridge. Pearl block inlays. Gold Gibson tuners. Two humbuckers with three-way selector switch, coil tap and volume/tone controls for each pickup.
     Sound and playability are great.

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Gibson ES-347 TD PH
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1983 Gibson ES-347 TD Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc(+) condition. This is a fine one-owner ES-347 with mono output jack. It has no marks on back or top or back of neck. Original frets were recently milled and show no wear. The only real signs of prior playing is some gold worn off the treble side edges of pickup covers.
     Cherry sunburst. The original finish is in great shape - no scars, only a few light lines of finish checking.
     Gold hardware, with fine tuning stop tailpiece. Coil tap switch above pickup selector. Ebony fingerboard with pearl block inlays.
     This guitar was owned and used by a local long-time performer and band leader. It is set-up very well, plays great and sounds great with no problems.
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Gibson ES-350 1
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1956 Gibson ES-350 Guitar 'Sold'

     Excellent (+) condition. Last owner had it for about 35 years. Really there is only one "ding" on this guitar - right at top of peghead, beneath binding, there is a small chip of wood that broke out. It isn't very noticeable. It is up above the G-string tuner shaft...
     Beautiful and original. Highly figured Maple top, back and sides. Three-piece Maple neck with Rosewood "stringer" down the back of neck. Traditional 3-tone tobacco sunburst finish. All original Gold hardware. All original wiring harness, P-90 pickups, knobs. Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard with parallelogram inlays. Brazilian Rosewood bridge base with tune-a-matic saddle.
     It is set-up up well and plays and sounds great.
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Gibson ES-350T 1
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1992 Gibson ES-350T Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc(+) condition.Only a few small hard-to-find "touch marks" on the guitar. NO fret wear, no player wear. One-owner instrument that was well cared-for.
     Highly figured Maple with beautiful sunburst finish. One-pc Maple back. 3-pc Maple neck. Maple sides and top. Rosewood fingerboard with pearl parallelogram inlays. Guitar is fully bound - body, fingerboard and headstock. Bound f-holes. Gold hardware. Two Humbucking pickups. Gold tune-a-matic bridge. Gold trapeze tailpiece. Gold "Kluson-style" Gibson DeLuxe tuners with plastic tulip buttons. Original pickguard attached and in great shape.
     This guitar is set-up well and has nice low action with no buzzing.
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Gibson Everly Brothers 1
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1963 Gibson Everly Brothers Guitar 'Sold'

    Exc(-) condition. All original. No work, no repairs. It is increasingly rare to find these original Everly Brother guitars. Beautiful "concept" guitar from Gibson, with the ebony finish, double tortoise celluloid pickguards, "pinless" bridge with ceramic adjustable saddle, and star inlays in fingerboard and headstock. Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard and bridge. Original "Everly" truss-rod cover.
    Original finish is all intact with no overspray. The finish does show prolific finish checking all over. There are 2 top cracks repaired below bridge and one pickguard crack repaired between soundhole and bridge. There are a couple of other "surface checks" in the wood that show in the finish that are not "cracked-thru" wood.
    Recent professional fret work, with fingerboard divots filled in first position, then milled. Original tuners, original nut.
    This guitar has great recent set-up, with nice moderately low action. It plays very easily and sounds fabulous. It truly has that perfect authentic acoustic rock & roll sound from the '60's. Lots of depth and presence. 
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Gibson HG-00 1
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c1940 Gibson HG-00 Original Hawaiian Style Neck Guitar 'Sold'

Exc. (+) condition. Spruce top, Mahogany back and sides. Rosewood fingerboard and bridge (Brazilian) Unaltered original Hawaiian style neck, High nut that measures 1 7/8" wide. Replacment "Golden Age" tuners. Original tuners are included with replacment knobs. Comes with the original softshell case that is in fine condition. All the latches work, but one hinge is in need of repair. Truly one of the best examples we've seen.

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Gibson Hummingbird 1
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1986 Gibson Hummingbird Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc(+) condition. Only has a few minor touch marks here and there and very little fret wear. All original parts - no repairs.
     This is the famous Mahogany Dreadnaut from Gibson that seems to have universal appeal across a broad range of players. Select Englemann Spruce top. Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard and bridge. Parallelogram inlays in fingerboard. Gibson logo inlaid in headstock along with a "crown" inlay below the logo.
     Multiple bound top and back of body. Single binding along fingerboard. Traditional "Hummingbird" pickguard is in great shape.
     This is a very full sounding guitar that is very evenly balanced across the fingerboard. It has a quick attack and strong resonance.
     * Remember that these "Nashville period" Gibson acoustics were NOT over-built like the ones from the 1970's. These are much more lightly built and have much better sound in my opinion.

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Gibson J-15 1
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New Gibson J-15 Guitar 'Sold'

     New.
     Wow - this is basically a Walnut J-45 with Maple neck and abalone soundhole rosette.
     Nice Spruce top with multiple cream bindings. Walnut back and sides also with cream binding. Maple neck with Rosewood 'stringer'. Radiused Rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot inlays. Nickel Grover Gibson tuners. Rosewood bridge. Abalone soundhole rosette. L.R. Baggs under-saddle pickup factory installed.
     Sound is very nice and crisp, and more open and full than we expected to hear from a brand-new Walnut guitar. Great action. Its a very nice instrument for all levels of players.
     This instrument is brand new, and has a open warranty card.
 

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Gibson J-160E 1
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1967 Gibson J-160E Guitar 'Sold'

     VG(+) Condition. The top has some lacquer checking, and a moderate amount of knicks, but nothing major. The back and sides also have some lacquer checks and a number of small marks. The neck is in nice condition with just a couple of light marks. There is a moderate amount of fret wear on the fingerboard.
     Spruce top with red sunburst. Mahogany back, sides and neck. Top has multiple cream bindings. Back and fretboard have single cream bindings. Radiused Rosewood fretboard with pearl "Trapezoid" inlays. Original Kluson tuners. Ebony peghead overlay with Gibson logo and "Crown" inlays. Adjustable Rosewood bridge. Original pickup is installed with volume and tone knobs. All-original parts & hardware except for one bridge pin and a newer "Les Paul Custom" truss rod cover. No strap button installed.
      Nice sound with lots of character.

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Gibson J-200 Koa 1
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1990 Gibson J-200 Koa Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc.(+) Condition. This guitar is in great shape. There is one tiny lacquer check by the bridge on the top, just a couple of light belt scratches in the back and some lacquer checking in the peghead.
     Spruce top. Beautiful Koa back, sides and neck. 7-ply binding on top, 5-ply on back. Radiused Rosewood fingerboard with "Crown" inlays. Single binding on fretboard and peghead. Pickguard engraved with flowers and pearl dot inlays. Gold Gibson tuners. Ebony peghead overlay with Gibson logo inlaid and pearl truss rod cover.
     This is one of the first, and one of the finest Koa J-200's ever made. It has a very nice open tone and great playability.

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Gibson J-200 VS 1
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1989 Gibson J-200 VS Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc.(-) Condition. Fullerplast finish. No cracks, no repairs. Just a few lines of finish checking here and there on the top.
     Beautiful traditional tobacco sunburst finish. High-grade Sitka spruce top. Maple back, sides and neck. Top is bound with 7-ply binding, 5-ply back binding. Fingerboard is single bound. Peghead has 5-ply binding. Heel cap is bound with 3-ply binding. Rosewood fingerboard and bridge. Pearl crown inlays in fingerboard. Original pickguard in great shape. Decorative wooden strip down center of back. gold "Kluson-style" tuners with antique tulip buttons.
     Guitar is branded "workshop" in the back strip next to the label inside soundhole. We think the incidental finish checking is the reason that this guitar has been marked with the "workshop" label.
     The guitar has a great, full tone. Very balanced and meaty, and we haven't even put new strings on it yet.

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Gibson J-30 1
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1990 Gibson J-30 Guitar 'Sold'

     VG+ condition. This guitar is in nice playing condition. It has some button marks on the back, some moderate fret wear, one nick in center of back of neck, and a very small bubble, or rumple, in the top just below bridge. This small bump has been thoroughly checked out and it is very stable. We tried to take a close-up of the spot, so you could see it, but it is difficult to even get a good photo of it - that's how slight it is...
     Mahogany back, sides and neck with select Sitka Spruce top. Rosewood fingerboard and bridge. Long scale. 1 11/16" width at nut. Rounded "V" neck profile.
     This guitar has very good sound. We've just installed a new bone intonated saddle in the bridge and the guitar was immediately 20% better sound than with the factory "fake bone" saddle. It is strong, with good depth and balance.
     In all seriousness... this instrument is a great flatpicking guitar, especially for the price. It has lots of power and presence, with good balance. It would be the perfect guitar to take to festivals or to buy for a young serious flatpicker.

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Gibson J-35 1
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1995 Gibson J-35 Guitar 'Sold'

Exceptional Condition. Handmade by John Walker in the old Gibson Custom Shop. High grade Honduran Mahogany back, sides and neck. Gabon Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Special aged Adirondack Red Spruce top. Waverly tuners. Beautiful traditional sunburst. This is a wonderful guitar, and quite rare. Only a handful of truly handmade J-35 were produced by Gibson Master Luthier John Walker, while he was head of the Gibson Custom shop in Bozeman, Montana, between 1992 and 1996. These guitars differ in many ways from 1998 and later Gibson production guitars that simply have a "custom shop" label attached to them. 
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Gibson J-35 1
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2013 Gibson J-35 Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc.(+) Condition. Top has some pick scratches, but is relatively ding-free otherwise. Some minor belt scratching on the back. Neck is in great shape with no marks or fret wear.
     Spruce top with multiple cream bindings. Mahogany back, sides and neck. Back has single cream binding. Mahogany neck, radiused Rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot inlays. Strap button installed in correct position in heel. Ebony peghead overlay with Gibson logo.
     Nice, even sound across the board. Sounds great fingerpicked or flatpicked.

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Gibson J-45 1
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1951 Gibson J-45 Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc(-) condition. Some repairs... One side crack repaired in bass side upper bout. Back center seam reglued. Two worn areas in upper center of back have been cosmetically touched up with lacquer. One worn area in back is not touched up. NO top cracks.
     This is a very nice playing and sounding J-45 that has been recently professionally set-up. Frets are in great shape with no wear. Original bridge and pickguard. Tuners have been replaced with "Kluson DeLuxe" vintage re-issue tuners that look so great its hard to say they are replacements.
     This guitar plays like butter. It is wide open, has a great balance and just sounds like 60-year old wood is resonating in your hands.

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Gibson J-45 PH
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c1941 Gibson J-45 Pre-Banner Transition from J-35 Guitar 'Sold'

     Good(+) Condition. This guitar has been played. There are a lot scratches and areas where finish has worn off. The top, back and sides all have cracks that have been repaired, please call us for more information. The neck just has a few small marks and an area wear finish has been worn through. There is no fret wear, playability is very nice.
     Sitka Spruce top, Mahogany back, sides and neck. Top and back are single bound. Radiused Rosewood fretboard with Pearl dot inlays. Original Kluson Deluxe tuners.
     This is a player's guitar. The sound is wide open, very clean and crisp with big, strong bass. Plays great. It has that "old dried wood" sound that is a quick attack with very satisfying growl with clear singing trebles.
     * Some people will insist that the first J-45's were the "Banner" models... but those of us who have seen thousands of old Gibsons understand that there were a significant number of these 'transition' guitars produced BEFORE they were listed in catalogs and BEFORE the 1942 start of the Banner Logo.

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Gibson J-45 1
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c.1947 Gibson J-45 Guitar 'Sold'

     VG(+) condition (refinished). The top and back both have several repaired cracks. The guitar has been completely refinished, and the serial number has been covered up. Newer bridge and pickguard. Strap button installed professionally in the heel.
     Nice, wide-grained Adirondack Spruce top. Mahogany back, sides and neck. Radiused Rosewood fretboard with pearl dot inlays. Ebony peghead overlay with Gibson logo. Original tuners.
     Because of the refinish, this guitar looks more like a "J-50", better know as the 'blonde version' of the J-45.
     It plays very nice with good set-up and sounds very balanced and strong. It has that old cured wood Gibson sound. Great fingerpicked or flatpicked.
 

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Gibson J-45 1
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1962 Gibson J-45 Guitar 'Sold'

Exc(++) condition. Has original advanced bracing. 1 11/16" fingerboard width at nut. Only slight amount of work has ever been done to this guitar. Original adjustable bridge is replaced with a professional copy bridge with straight bone saddle. One short top crack repaired at, and below, bridge. One repaired slight pickguard crack under B/E strings. NO Cracks on sides or back. Original tuners and pickguard. This is a great sounding guitar that plays very good.
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Gibson J-45  PH
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1966 Gibson J-45 Guitar 'Sold'

     Good+ condition. 1 11/16" width at nut. This guitar has a 1951 Gibson medium "C" profile neck. Neck has a few dings and is not a body-matched color (see photos), but is now tremendously different. Neck has a fresh milling, fresh fret job and new nut. Center seam on top has been re-glued, as well as five other top cracks. Back has two repaired cracks. Sides are crack free.
     Sitka Spruce top with cherry red sunburst, Mahogany back, sides and neck. Ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlays. Ebony peghead venner with replacement Kluson "Deluxe" tuners. Body is bound with multiple bindings on top. The original adjustable bridge has been replaced with matching Rosewood grafts where the poles used to be. New saddle as well. Strap button installed correctly on heel.
     Good setup and good action, overall a very nice guitar for a player.

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Gibson J-45 1
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New Gibson J-45 Contest Prize Guitar Guitar 'Sold'

     New Guitar. This guitar is a fresh, brand new Gibson J-45 that was awarded as Grand Prize at this summer's Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival and Contest. While the winner greatly appreciates this guitar as a prize, he is selling it because he mainly plays square-shoulder dreadnauts. He is 14 years old...
     This is a fine example of a J-45, with choice Spruce top and Mahogany back, sides and neck. Sunburst finish. Factory installed pickup system with volume control at inside edge of soundhole.
     It sounds good enough to have been awarded the top prize at one of the top 5 or 6 contests in the Western U.S.
     It is indeed a brand new guitar, made in late July 2009, but because it was awarded as a prize, Gibson didn't bother to include a warranty card with the guitar.
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Gibson J-45 1
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1966 Gibson J-45 Guitar 'Sold'

Refinished top. 1 9/16" width of fingerboard at nut. New copy Brazilian Rosewood bridge. Very good sounding guitar! Originally an "adj" (adjustable saddle height) model, but sounds much better with a normal bridge and bone saddle.
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Gibson J-45 1
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2004 Gibson J-45 Guitar 'Sold'

     Excellent condition. Mahogany back, sides and neck with nice Sitka Spruce top. Tobacco sunburst finish. Original Kluson copy tuners. Rosewood fingerboard and bridge.
     There is some evidence of prior ownership, but it is only a few stray light scratches and a few small dings here and there, mainly on the back. The top is very clean. Recently set-up with Ivory nut and Bone intonated saddle, and fitted with bone bridge pins. Frets are in great condition.
     It has an active pickup, with battery pack on headblock inside guitar (possibly original Gibson factory installation).
        This is a fine sounding guitar that plays great. Whenever we get recent Gibsons like this in stock we are proud of our friends over in Bozeman that make them. So... here is a "good" J-45, ready for acoustic playing or plugged-in on stage, and at a great price, too.
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Gibson J-45 - "True Vintage" 1
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2007 Gibson J-45 - "True Vintage" Guitar 'Sold'

New condition with open warranty papers. Part of the Gibson "True Vintage" series. Mahogany sides and back. Sunburst top. Rosewood fingerboard and bridge. Banner ("Only a Gibson Is Good Enough") logo on headstock. 24 3/4" scale.
Deluxe Gibson hardshell case

 
Gibson J-45 1942 Legend 1
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2007 Gibson J-45 1942 Legend Hide Glue Guitar 'Sold'

     Exceptional Original Condition. This guitar is Gibson's counterpoint to the Martin D-18 Authentic.
     These guitar are built in limited quantities, with a serious eye on replicating the original "Banner J-45's" of 1942.
     Honduran Mahogany back, sides and neck and Adirondack Red Spruce top. Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays. Firestripe pickguard. Tuners are replicas of the old original Klusons. Peghead is also faithfully replicated with the correct old-looking gold Logo, with the historic banner beneath that states, "Only A Gibson is Good Enough".
     The old original versions of these guitars were made with sharper, thinner braces than most Gibsons today, and... were also made using hide glue in certain applications, like the bridgeplate. Today these "re-issue" 1942 J-45 Legend guitars also have hide glue in the same areas as in the 1940's. Likewise, the braces are shaped close to the early more knife-like originals, as well as having braces and tonebars positioned in same placement as the original guitars had.
     The finish looks a little bit "used" or "unfinished". This is because Gibson has used Nitro-Cellulose lacquer, but has stopped before the final sanding and buffing. This way the finish is not like a mirror, but appears softer, more hand-applied.
     The set-up, playability, and the overall sound are all very good on this J-45 Legend.
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Gibson J-45 Legend  1
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2007 Gibson J-45 Legend Guitar 'Sold'

     Exceptional original condition. Owned and enjoyed but never mistreated. In other words, it is "Clean as a Whistle".
     Choice Mahogany back, sides and neck with Adirondack Red Spruce top. Beautiful early '40's style sunburst. 5-ply top bindings with 3-ply back bindings. Bindings are antique'd. The finish is very light and finely applied to give an older feel to the guitar. This instrument was constructed faithfully to the early J-45's, using old style glues and bracing patterns, etc. In other words, hide glue was used wherever it was used in about 1940-1943 construction. Neck width at nut is 1 3/4", with big full neck profile. Pin spacing at bridge is 2 3/16". Tuners are 3-on-a-plate pre-war style openback, with beautiful small antique cream buttons. Rosewood fingerboard and straight bridge. 'Cut-thru' bone saddle. Ebony bridge pins and endpin. Traditional firestripe pickguard.
     This is a very nice guitar. If you like J-45's and are a fan of the big full necks, then here is the guitar for you. Great sound along with great workmanship. This is Gibson's counterpart to the Martin D-18 Authentic, and it holds up well in comparison.
     The sound is very good. It is clearly better than most newer production J-45's and is truly reminiscent of the old original Banner J-45's. Big sound!
    
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Gibson J-45 Rosewood 1
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2008 Gibson J-45 Rosewood w/ Pickup and Open Warranty card Guitar 'Sold'

Original new condition. This guitar is practically brand new and has only been out of the store for a couple of weeks when we took it in on a trade. No evidence of player wear - no dings, no dents, no scratches. It comes with open waranty card and owners manual. Select Rosewood back and sides with Sitka Spruce top. Beautiful traditional sunburst. This guitar still smells like recently cut spruce! It plays well, sounds good, has good set-up. Comes with factory under-saddle active pickup. Also comes with 2 bridge saddles - original plastic Gibson saddle and new Bone intonated saddle from us.
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Gibson J-45 Rosewood 1
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2000 Gibson J-45 Rosewood w/ factory installed p/u Guitar 'Sold'

Exc(+) original condition. This is a great sounding J-45! Very smooth and full of tone and with great response. Select Rosewood back and sides with Sitka Spruce top. Beautiful traditional sunburst. We installed a bone intonated saddle in this guitar, which is a big upgrade for sound from the original plastic saddle. Comes with under-saddle active pickup - we're not sure if it was factory installed, or professionally installed later. This is a great guitar in great condition with great tone...
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Gibson J-45 True Vintage 1
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2012 Gibson J-45 True Vintage Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc.(+) Condition. There are just a few small indications of player wear on the guitar. The top and back have very minor scratches. There is a small amount of fret wear.
     Adirondack Spruce top with vintage sunburst finish and multiple bindings. Mahogany back, sides and neck. Radiused Rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot inlays. Nickel Kluson tuners with cream buttons.
     Sound is very balanced with strong presence all around.

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Gibson J-50 1
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1952 Gibson J-50 Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc (+) condition. This guitar has never had any trauma and is in amazing condition. Appears to be original frets with hardly any wear. 1 11/16" width at nut.
     Very high grade spruce top with natural finish. Gorgeous cuban mahogany back, sides, and neck. Brazilian rosewood fingerboard and bridge. Blackened peghead overlay. Multiple antique'd cream bindings around top edge of guitar. Single antique'd cream binding on back edge. Original nut. Saddle is low to bridge. Action at 12th fret under low E string: 3.5/32". High E string is 2.8/32". Pearl dot position markers in fingerboard. Original 3-on-a-plate Kluson tuners in good shape with buttons in good shape as well.
     Tone is very rich and full, balanced across the board. Normal usual light signs of play, including light touches and dings, but overall this is in amazing condition. Finish shows polite checking but is all intact and original. Original pickguard. This is a wonderfuly crack-free guitar... except for the barest hint of an "outside" pickguard crack...Action is high but playable.

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1957 Gibson J-50 Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc(-) condition.  1 11/16" width of fingerboard at nut. This is a great 'working' J-50 that has spent quite a few years in our area being played by accomplished musicians and recorded on their albums.
     Spruce top with wonderful character. Mahogany back and sides. Rosewood fingerboard and bridge. Cream binding visible along the sides of body and back, with 3-ply showing on top. Batwing style pickguard is original. Rosewood bridgepins. Tuners have been replaced with newer replica tuners but the original tuners are available upon request.
     Cosmetically, there is only one thing you have to get used to - pickup control knobs were previously mounted into the Spruce top below the pickguard and a jack hole was cut into the side. The two top holes were professionally filled about 20-25 years ago. There are other cosmetic issues on the guitar, all related to player wear. Many incidental dings and scratches, areas of bare wood including on back of neck and soundhole, and several repaired cracks. The prior owner of this guitar invested many hundreds of dollars in its maintenance and upgrades, including bridgework to move the saddle back and replace with a fully intonated saddle, making this one of the more accurate vintage Gibsons you will find, even as you capo up the neck. The guitar looks like it has told many stories over its 60 year lifespan and has the marks to show for it. The reason this guitar got played so much is that it sounds so good. The prior owner, a regional professional musician, kept it in fine playing condition with nice low action and it is currently set up and ready to play. There is also a recent active L.R. Baggs pickup installed with volume control in the soundhole.
     As far as sound goes, this one is a 'good one'. Some J-50's tend to favor the treble. This guitar is warm and well-balanced, with a deep character for robust rhythm playing. Fiddle backup players have commented on how great of a rhythm guitar it is, though we have found its voice is suited to many other styles of music as well.
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Gibson J-50 1
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c.1946 Gibson J-50 Guitar 'Sold'

     Good(+) condition. 1 3/4" width at nut. Excellent player's instrument. Structurally and tone-wise, this instrument is in great shape, although it shows evidence of many rodeo gigs and late night bar gigs.
     Mahogany back, sides and neck. Adirondack Red Spruce top. Original Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard and bridge. Original Kluson DeLuxe 3-on-a-plate tuners with original cream buttons. Original teardrop pickguard. Original bell truss-rod cover.
     The top is heavily worn, but not cracked. Top has W.E. Manley expertly painted in gold leaf on the top. Perhaps the same excellent artist painted the gold leaf Gibson logo on the peghead
     Original finish on the top, but not much original finish left on the rest of this guitar! I think a previous owner literally "played the finish off" the guitar... Back, sides, peghead and back of neck appear to be lightly finished with a brushed-on or padded-on shellac finish.
     White bindings on top and back of body. Dot inlays in fingerboard. No back cracks. A couple of side cracks repaired. Small "football patch" jack hole repair in lower treble side. Old white paint on wood inside soundhole rosette and at top end of peghead. Endpin jack currently installed in guitar.
     Ok... sounds pretty rough... but this is a very good guitar, especially for a serious player. Because there are no serial numbers or factory order codes, and because the logo on headstock seems to have been "restored", we struggled a bit with dating this guitar.
     Recent neck reset, new saddle, fingerboard milling and fret job.
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Gibson J-50 1
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1968 Gibson J-50 Guitar 'Sold'

     VG.(+) Condition. There is moderate lacquer checking throughout the guitar in addition to several dents and dings on the top, back, sides and neck. There is a moderate amount of fret wear. Strap button installed in the middle of the heel. Original pickguard is cracked in the upper area.
     Spruce top with multiple bindings. Mahogany back, sides and neck. Radiused Rosewood fretboard with pearl dot inlays. Original, adjustable Rosewood bridge. Ebony peghead overlay with Gibson logo. Nickel Kluson tuners. 1 5/8" width at nut.
     The Bridge has just been converted to a non-adjustable style for better sound.
     Sound and playability are very nice, this is definitely a player's guitar. Nice full bottom end...

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Gibson J-50 1
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2007 Gibson J-50 w/ Baggs Pickup Guitar 'Sold'

    Exc(++) original condition. Mahogany back, sides and neck, with select Sitka Spruce top. The Mahogany is so rich with colors that I'm pretty sure it is 'Amazon' mahogany, which can look very beautiful, with color similar to Koa wood.
     This guitar is in very nice condition, showing almost no signs of previous ownership. The pickup is a Baggs soundhole model that can easily jack in or out of the inner wire to the end pin output jack. Everything is working fine on this guitar. 
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Gibson J-50 DeLuxe 1
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1973 Gibson J-50 DeLuxe Guitar 'Sold'

     Very good (+) condition (stage-ready).
     Don't be distracted by this guitar having square shoulders and built in the 1970s. This guitar is coming to us on a direct trade from professional touring musicians. It is set up to play, plays well, and sounds great. 1 11/16" width at nut. 2 1/8 pin spacing. High-grade Engelmann Spruce top. Beautiful Honduran mahogany back, sides, and neck. Original parts, including tulip-button Kluson Deluxe tuners. Rosewood bridge and fingerboard with pearl dot inlays. Tortoise pickguard and tortoise bindings on top and back of body. Multiple wood purfling on inside of top edge.
     Very little wear. Only a small amount on the top. Fingerboard and frets show moderate wear. Peghead repair (see photos). Strap button installed on body to the side of heel. Body has a crunched area repaired along binding along the bottom treble side of back. Currently has vintage DeArmand pickup installed in soundhole with side jack.
     This is a serious working guitar. Don't be afraid of the neck breakage; it was repaired wonderfully. This guitar also does play and sound better than similar guitars of its vintage, making it an excellent player's guitar.

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1941 Gibson J-55 Guitar 'Sold'

Exc(-) condition. Original bridge, original pickguard, original finish. One small repaired area on back, one long repaired side crack on bass side. Old 50's era output jack hole in side. Tuners changed years ago to late '40's Kluson Deluxe. Superior tone and projection. This is definitely one of the strongest war era Gibson's I've been around in years, with excellent tone.
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1993 Gibson J-60 "CM" - Curly Maple Guitar 'Sold'

Exc. condition. Very slight lacquer lifting around tuner bushings. Spruce top maple back and sides. Square shouldered dreadnought body with 25.5 inch scale length. Ebony fingerboard and bridge Multiple tortoise bound body. Very nice guitar made in Bozeman, Montana.
 
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Gibson J-60 12 String Cutaway 1
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1992 Gibson J-60 12 String Cutaway Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc.(++) Condition. There are hardly any signs of wear on this guitar. Just a couple of light scratches in the top and back prevent it from being in "like-new" condition.
     Spruce top. Beautiful old-growth, straight-grained Brazilian Rosewood back and sides. Top has 7-ply binding, back has 5-ply. Mahogany neck, blank radiused Ebony fingerboard. Gold Gibson mini-tuners. Rosewood peghead overlay with pre-war style Gibson logo inlaid in pearl.
     This is a one of a kind Gibson custom shop guitar. Explosive sound and excellent playability.

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Gibson J-60 Number 1 1
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1991 Gibson J-60 Number 1 Prototype Guitar 'Sold'

     Excellent condition. Yes, this is the truly handmade prototype of the Gibson "J-60" model. The marking on label states "J-60  #1".
     Beautiful square-shouldered Rosewood dreadnaut guitar from Gibson, with hand-scalloped, hand-tuned advanced bracing.
     In 1990 and 1991 Gibson Purchasing Agent and noted Montana guitarist, John Lowell, paid some attention to the fact that Martin Co was beating Gibson Co with sales of Martin's HD-28 series. John Lowell knew that Gibson had just as powerful (or even more powerful), a guitar in their "Advanced Jumbo", but it had always enjoyed only moderate popularity among players. John thought that if the guitar was re-designed into a "Square-Shoulder" dreadnaut guitar that still retained the advanced, scalloped, hand-tuned bracing, that players would get excited about it.
     Gibson, however, didn't seem to want to devote any time to the project. John Lowell already had the right to build a personal guitar a year at Gibson, so he decided to build this concept model on his "off" time at Gibson for his own.
     He completed the guitar late in 1991. Gibson examined the guitar closely and decided to start producing them in the factory... and thats how the J-60 model was born.
     Rosewood back and sides. High-grade Sitka Spruce top. Rosewood peghead overlay and bridge. Gabon Ebony fingerboard with no inlays. Bone nut and bone cut-thru saddle. Antique'd white bindings around top and back of body and along fingerboard. Multiple blk/iv/blk purflings inside binding on top and back edges. Firestripe pickguard. Originally had Kluson Copy tuners. Those were replaced with nickel Waverly open-back tuners.
     This guitar is a fine flatpicking guitar. It is a "proven" guitar, having travelled and performed and recorded and practiced with John Lowell in the "Kane's River" band and other music endeavors. It sounds very good with a full voice. It comes with a DeLuxe Calton flight case that was built for this guitar.

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Gibson L-00 1
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c.1937 Gibson L-00 Exceptional Condition Guitar 'Sold'

     Exceptional original condition. 14-fret neck joint. NO cracks, no repairs! Beautiful sunburst. All original. Original finish still vibrant, but has normal finish checking. Tuners work well. Original Ebony nut and Rosewood bridge. Frets are in fine playing condition, showing only a little wear.
     Mahogany back, sides and neck, with Spruce top. Straight bridge with cut-thru saddle. Original firestripe pickguard.
     This guitar is as clean inside as it is outside. Someone did write 2 letters onto the inside spruce backing strip with a pen, but other than that the inside is so clean it looks like a 5-year old guitar.
     This is a wonderful guitar. It is light as a feather and sounds great with lots of immediate resonance.
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Gibson L-00 1
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c.1936 Gibson L-00 Great Condition Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc(+) condition. Sunburst. 14-fret neck joint. It is rare to find these old original guitars that are in such nice original condition. Mahogany back, sides and neck, with Spruce top. Original Rosewood fingerboard. Bridge may be a newer excellent copy bridge. Original tuners. Original finish. One repaired pickguard crack that is hard to find.
     This guitar has good set-up, with nice low action and full tone. Its great for fingerstyle playing, but also for playing with a pick. It has that old dry wood sound that so many players love.
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Gibson L-00 1
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1938 Gibson L-00 Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc. Condition. Top braces have been reglued, the top still shows a little rumpling from when they were loose. One top crack repaired, straight up from pickguard. Two top cracks on extreme bass side of lower bout. One side crack repaired adjacent to the two top cracks. Another two inch side crack off to treble side of end pin. No back cracks, no neck cracks.1 3/4" width at nut. All-original lacquer. 
     Mahogany back, sides and neck. Bound Sitka top. Rosewood fretboard with Pearl dot inlays. Original nut and truss rod cover. Original 3 on a plate tuners.
     Great sounding guitar with true old-time Gibson tone!

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Gibson L-00 1
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ca.1932 Gibson L-00 Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc(-) condition. This is a nice classic example of an early L-00 from Gibson. Mahogany back, sides and neck, with an uncracked Adirondack Red Spruce top.
     Beautiful original sunburst top finish. The finish shows honest player wear and finish checks. The wear is through finish to the wood in several places, but the overall effect is quite pleasing when you see it being played onstage... It has the right authentic look.
     Original parts: Bridge, Pickguard, Tuners, etc. Neck has full profile.
     This instrument is set up to play, and is in good playing condition. Frets are good, nut and saddle and bridge are good, etc. There are one or two repaired back cracks, but no top repairs. Very dry and woody tone.
    
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Gibson L-00 1
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1930's Gibson L-00 Guitar 'Sold'

     Good(+) condition. *Excellent "player's" guitar. 12-fret neck joint. 1 3/4" width of fingerboard at nut. 24 3/4" scale length. Appears to be Adirondack Red Spruce top. Mahogany back, sides and neck. Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard and bridge. Original bridge and tuners. D-string tuner post is bent, but works fine. Black body with white pickguard. Dot inlays in fingerboard. Gibson silkscreen script logo.
     Four repaired top cracks, three repaired back cracks. Two repaired side cracks. Ridge down center of back of neck shows wear from leaning against rough surface. Two small holes in top below pickguard from former volume and tone knob installation. Jack hole in bottom side.
     Guitar currently has endpin jack professionally installed with cable inside with 1/8" jack for soundhole pickups to plug into.
    Recently set-up professionally with very clean neck reset, new bone saddle, milled fingerboard and recent full fret job.
     This guitar is a serious machine for playing. It's all set-up and ready to go and it sounds great. Quick response and good balance. The wear along center of back of neck doesn't seem to affect playability at all.



 
Gibson L-00 1
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2001 Gibson L-00 Deep Body - Long Scale Guitar 'Sold'

     Excellent condition. Sunburst. Comes with factory installed active pickup. Minor evidence of player wear - mostly just light surface scratches, with one ding on top. Some normal fret wear, but no big "v" dents in frets. Overall it is in nice shape.
     1 11/16" width at nut. 25 1/2" scale length. Body is deeper than standard L-00. Upper bout is 4 3/8" depth and lower bout is 4 3/4" depth. Newer bone saddle and nut.
     This guitar is set with light strings and low action. It plays real easy.
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Gibson L-00 Pro 1
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2011 Gibson L-00 Pro Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc.(+) Condition. The top is very clean. The back and sides have a couple of light scratches. No wear on the frets, no marks on the back of the neck.
     Sitka Spruce top with multiple cream bindings. Mahogany back, sides and neck. Back has single cream binding. Radiused Rosewood fretboard with pearl dot inlays. Nickel Grover tuners.
     Sounds great fingerpicked. Nice, bright tone.
 



 
Gibson L-2 1
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1931 Gibson L-2 w/ Gold Sparkle Binding & Argentine Grey Sunbu Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc.(-) Condition. Rare version with Mahogany back and sides, Spruce top, Gold Sparkle bindings and "Argentine Grey" sunburst finish. The top, back and sides all have moderate lacquer checking and some small dings. There is one large and one smaller repaired crack on the side of the lower bass bout; The repair is clean, stable and level, but cosmetic was not done at time of crack repair.  Neck has lacquer checking but no big marks. Minor fret wear.
     Original bridge and tuners. Appears to be original nut. Call for more details and "in-hand" description.
     Spruce top with "Argentine Grey" finish and gold sparkle purfling around top edge and soundhole rosette. Mahogany back, sides and neck. Back and fretboard are also multiple bound. Radiused Rosewood fretboard with Pearl dot inlays. Nickel tuners with Ivoroid buttons. Ebony peghead overlay with The Gibson logo and "Court Jester" inlay in Pearl.
     1 11/16" nut width. Sound is very nice. Quick and crisp attack with ringing highs and a good bass. It is rare for a guitar to have all of the ammenities that this L-2 has including: The Gibson logo, Mahogany back and sides, the Argentine Grey finish and the gold purfling.
     * NOTE: This sale of this guitar can no longer be discussed "as is", as it is undergoing cosmetic touch-up from our local expert, George Weisel.
     Call us and we can discuss this guitar in more detail - 406/327-9925.
 

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c. 1946 Gibson L-48 Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc. Original Condition. The top has some light pick scratches and marks, and the back and sides show mild-moderate lacquer checking. There are some marks on the edge of the fingerboard on the bass side around the the first and second fret. Edges of peghead show some chipping as well. There are a few minor dings on the sides. Original finish in great shape. Original tuners, tailpiece, bridge and pickguard. No cracks to speak of, very slight fret wear. Comes with '60s hard case.
     Spruce top with sunburst finish. Maple back and sides, Mahogany fingerboard. Radiused Brazilian Rosewood fretboard with pearl dot inlays. Brazilian Rosewood bridge. Top and back have single cream binding.
Note: The neck shows the guitar to be post-war, but the factory order code of 3976, would place it in the earlier 40's. It is possible that the body was made in 1942, and the neck not attached until 1946 or so.

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Gibson L-5 CES 1
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1974 Gibson L-5 CES Guitar 'Sold'

Exc(++) condition. Sunburst. ONE OWNER! Great original condition with no repairs. Some moderate finish checking in the original lacquer, but certainly not a problem. 100% original, with all original gold parts and hardware. Some small amount of gold plating rubbed off. Rubber grommet around pickup selector switch is new. This guitar even has the original frets and nut. We've just had this guitar 'detailed out' by our local luthier, George Weisel, and the results are amazing - all of the old smoke and bar residue has been cleaned away, and the finish just gleams with its original lustre!
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Gibson L-5 Wes Montgomery  1
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1993 Gibson L-5 Wes Montgomery Guitar 'Sold'

     Exceptional original condition. No wear, no dents or dings, no fret wear.
     Sunburst single cutaway guitar with single gold Humbucking pickup mounted at neck position. Two-piece book-matched figured Maple back and sides. 3-pc maple neck with 2 Rosewood stringers down length of neck. 7-ply top binding with 3-ply back binding, and black line also showing on sides of body. 5-ply bindings along fingerboard and around headstock, also with black line showing along side of neck.
     Traditional L-5 inlays, with Gibson logo and Flowerpot inlaid in headstock and pearl block inlays in Ebony fingerboard. Gold Schaller tuners marked "Gibson". Ebony adjustable bridge with gold tune-a-matic bridge saddle. Engraved gold/nickel tailpiece. Bound f-holes. Gold volume and tone control knobs. 5-ply bound tortoise pickguard with gold mounting hardware.
     This is really a great instrument. It was bought as part of a collection and now is available for sale. It is in fabulous original condition and is set-up to play.
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Gibson L-50 1
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c. 1942 Gibson L-50 Guitar 'Sold'

     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.



 
Gibson L-50 1
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c.1947 Gibson L-50 Guitar 'Sold'

     VG+ condition. Sunburst archtop. All original, except newer Kluson style tuners with white buttons.
     Solid 16" archtop guitar, with Maple back and sides, Excellent Spruce top and Mahogany neck. Black peghead overlay with Gibson decal logo. Brazilian Rosewood radiused fingerboard with phenolic trapezoidal inlays. Original Brazilian Rosewood adjustable bridge with intonated saddle. Original nickel trapeze tailpiece with raised diamond in front cross-bar. Beveled multi-laminate pickguard.
     There is wear thru the finish on the top, on both sides of fingerboard extension, and 3 cracks repaired around bass side f-hole. Frets have only light wear. Everything works fine and the guitar has a good, robust voice.

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Gibson L-6 S 1
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1980 Gibson L-6 S Solid Maple Guitar 'Sold'

Excellent original condition. Three-piece Maple body and three-piece Maple neck. Glue-in neck joint. Maple fingerboard with pearl dot inlays. Two Humbucking pickups with 6-way selector switch, 2 volume knobs and a tone knob. Stop tailpiece with the somewhat clunky large, wide version of the tunamatic tailpiece.
    Original pickguard and pickup surrounds.
This guitar is a pretty cool instrument, with looks, feel, playability and sound.
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Gibson L-7 1
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1944 Gibson L-7 Guitar 'Sold'

Fine condition. Typical Gibson crackle finish. Parallelograms fret markers. Very rare wartime model. Has truss rod in neck. Includes custom Lindy Frailin floating pickup mounted on the pickguard.
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Gibson Les Paul "Artisan" 1
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1978 Gibson Les Paul "Artisan" Guitar 'Sold'

A definite candidate for a true "Black Beauty". Walnut body with Maple top cap. This guitar has lots of extras... Banjo-style 'Hearts & Flowers' inlay in Ebony fingerboard and headstock. Multiple 7-ply bindings on top edge and headstock, 5-ply binding on back edge of body. Gold hardware. Three humbucking pickups, Bigsby tremolo. Lots of tone and sustain.
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Gibson Les Paul Class 5 1
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2001 Gibson Les Paul Class 5 Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc.(++) condition. There is one single ding on the top, aside from that the guitar is in mint condition.
     Stunning flamed Maple top with a deep blue finish. Choice Mahogany back, sides and neck. Top and neck are single bound. Rosewood finger board with Pearl trapezoid inlays. Nickel hardware, "Gibson Deluxe" tuners. Two Gibson "Burstpucker" humbuckers with independent tone and volume controls for each pickup. 3-way pickup selector.
     This guitar is beautiful. It's got a growl, and a look that catches the eye. This is a great one for anyone to own.

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Gibson Les Paul Classic 1
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2000 Gibson Les Paul Classic Guitar 'Sold'

     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 sustain.
    

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Gibson Les Paul Custom 1
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1971 Gibson Les Paul Custom Guitar 'Sold'

     VG Condition. One Owner! There is heavy player wear, and the pickguard is missing. There is one slight separation repaired in the top under where the pickguard would be. There is also some finish rubbed away in that area. The backplate is partially broken, and there are some scratches and paint chipped away on the back. The neck shows signs of wear on the back, but feels great. The guitar has recently had excellent professional fingerboard milling and fresh fret job and is setup to play great.
     Solid Mahogany body with Maple carved top. 7-ply binding on top and 5-ply on the back.  Original "Bigsby" tremolo. The original "T-top" Gibson pickups have been replaced because the owner wore through the original pickup covers. They have been replaced with "New Old Stock" Gibson 1994 PAF pickups new out of the box, but the original pickups will come in the case. The volume and tone knobs have been replaced, as well as the "tunomatic" tailpiece. Three way selector switch. Single-bound Mahogany neck. Radiused Ebony fretboard with large Pearl block inlays. 5-ply bound peghead wth original tuners.
     This guitar was owned by Jim Taylor, a noted hot blues/rock guitar player in Missoula for many years. If you want to hear this guitar as played by Jim Taylor, go to this link: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=C2FA11FDE8244756

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Gibson Les Paul Custom PH
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1981 Gibson Les Paul Custom Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc(-) original condition. One owner guitar. This guitar is very nice and in great original condition... There is nominal wear on the gold parts. It has one small piece of binding on side of peghead near top that has been professionally repaired. Cherry sunburst. Original humbucking pickups and wiring.
     * We have a new digital camera here at the store that we are still getting used to - the photos show the guitar to be a little different color than when in your hands. It is a normal cherry sunburst color in real life...
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Gibson Les Paul Deluxe 1
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1972 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc.(-) Condition. The top has some lacquer checking, and a few scratches but is in overall great shape. The back and sides both have some knicks and dings, and there are two areas on the back where finish has been rubbed completely through from what appears to be a buckle. A lot of the finish is worn off on the neck from years of playing, but there are no uncomfortable dents or dings. Very small amounts of fret wear on the board. Peghead has minor flaws.
     Maple cap with sunburst finish. Twop-piece Mahogany back also with sunburst finish. Original mini humbucker pickups installed. Mahogany neck, radiused Rosewood fingerboard with "trapezoid" inlays. Top of body and fretboard have single Ivoroid binding. Original pickguard installed. Independent volume and tone controls for each mini humbucker. 3-way pickup selector switch. Original "Gibson Deluxe" tuners.
     Great punchy tone, with lots of sustain with the mini humbuckers. This is a one-owner guitar and has been treated very well.

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Gibson Les Paul Jr - SG Style 1
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1965 Gibson Les Paul Jr - SG Style Guitar 'Sold'

     Good condition. Solid Cuban mahogany guitar. The only detriment to this guitar is an amateurish attempt to remove finish by several methods including sanding, scraping, and chemical stripping. Finish on top sanded extremely thin. Finish mostly intact on peghead, back, and back of neck. Sides show chemical stripping driplines.
     Very original with original tuners having original buttons in good condition and tuners work well. Original P-90 pickup, harness, and pots. Stop tailpiece/bridge changed to intonatable version. Original pickguard and back plate with all original screws. Pickguard shows cracking from shrinkage at four screws with one small triangle of plastic missing. Frets are jumbo-size, probably redone in the 1970s. Original truss rod cover. Brazilian rosewood fingerboard. Set neck. Back of neck has a series of dings from careless handling.
     The guitar has wonderful resonanace and is nice medium-light weight.

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Gibson Les Paul Jr. 1
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1955 Gibson Les Paul Jr. Guitar 'Sold'

     VG(+) Condition. There is heavy lacquer checking throughout, but not very many "flakes" taken out. Appears to be all-original except for replacement tuners and fret job. Back of the neck has a few dings, no fret wear.
     All Mahogany with sunburst finish on top. Single P-90 pickup with volume and tone controls. Rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot inlays.
     Nice, thick sound and great playability.
     *The original case is included, but the hinges are out of commission, so the guitar comes in the original case with a gig bag over it for security.

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Gibson Les Paul Jr. 1
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1956 Gibson Les Paul Jr. Guitar 'Sold'

     VG(+) Condition. There is lacquer checking throughout. Moderate dents and dings on top, back, neck and peghead. Partially removed "Fleur De Lis" sticker on back. Truss rod cover has been replaced. Bridge pickup has been replaced. Neck  pickup, extra volume and control knobs and selector switch have been installed. newer tuners.
     Mahogany body with sunburst finish. Mahogany neck with radiused Rosewood fingerboard. Nickel Grover tuners.
     Sounds and plays great with no issues.
 



 
Gibson LG-0 1
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1967 Gibson LG-0 Guitar 'Sold'

     VG(+) condition. Pretty nice shape and set-up to play well. One small crescent of replaced wood in the back at edge of lower bout. Mild fret wear. Two top cracks repaired. Bridge recently re-glued.
     All Mahogany construction (top, back, sides and neck). Rosewood fingerboard and bridge. Bridge is adjustable, with original Rosewood saddle. Tortoise binding on top edge only. 1 9/16" width at nut. Original tuners and pickguard and frets.
     This guitar has been recently set-up to play well. It has "ladder braces" under the Mahogany top, so you get that authentic "ponk" sound when playing.
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Gibson LG-0 1
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c.1963 Gibson LG-0 Guitar 'Sold'

     VG Condition. A few scratches and dents here and there on the top. Normal wear and tear on the back and sides. There is a little lacquer checking but no cracks. Neck has been reset and re-fretted and is in nice condition, there is very little player wear. 
     All Mahogany body and neck with Rosewood fingerboard. Single tortoise-shell binding on top. "Screw-in" pickguard. Radiused fret board with Pearl dot inlays. Ebony peghead veneer with "Gibson" logo. Original Gibson tuners.
     This is a very nice guitar with original Gibson tone at a generous price.
    

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Gibson LG-2 1
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c.1943 Gibson LG-2 Banner Headstock Guitar 'Sold'

     Exceptional condition. Mahogany top, back, sides and neck. Brazilian Rosewood bridge and fingerboard. X-braced top. All original. This is a pretty rare version of an LG-2, having a Mahogany top and the Banner Gibson logo.
     1 3/4" width of fingerboard at nut. 24 3/4" scale length. This guitar is in very nice condition. It does have finish checks throughout, but it looks better for having them. The color is more of a 'Sienna' sunburst, not tobacco.
     It is set up to play, with recent attention to frets and action.
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Gibson LG-2
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1946 Gibson LG-2 Guitar 'Sold'

     VG. Condition. The top has one repaired crack, in addition to heavy lacquer checking and player wear throughout. The soundhole has a lot of pick wear on the treble side. The back and sides have no cracks, but have several dents and dings. Moderate fret wear.  Tuners have been replaced. End pin has been replaced. Strap button installed in correct position on the heel.
     Sitka top with sunburst. Top has single white binding. Mahogany back, sides and neck. Back has single white binding. Radiused Rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot inlays. Rosewood bridge. Ebony peghead overlay with Gibson logo. Ebony bridge pins with Abalone dots.
     Guitar is currently strung in "Nashville Tuning," with light gauge strings. The guitar is very good sounding, and playing.



 
Gibson LG-2 Banner 1
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c.1942 Gibson LG-2 Banner Guitar 'Sold'

     VG+ condition. All Mahogany. 1 3/4" width at nut. Big full neck profile. This guitar has had some various work performed on it, but is in very good shape for playing and has real good sound.
     Repaired grain crack in neck heel. Several back cracks repaired. Side repair "football" patch - probably where a jack had been installed. Center-seam in top has been re-glued from bridge down to binding. Another long top crack on bass side of top was repaired. Original bridge has been radically thinned. Top shows history of "bellying" around and below bridge, but has been stabilized with extra brace under the top. Mahogany bridgeplate. Tuners replaced. Neck reset. Overspray finish on sides and back. Some marring of finish around fingerboard extension from heating fingerboard.
     Ok, I know this sounds like a shopping list of things that have been done on this guitar... But all-in-all, its pretty nice to look at and very nice to play.
     The belly in the top seems to be quite stable and the finish on the top is pretty nice. It plays fine and sounds great, with lots of character and expression.
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Gibson LG-3 1
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1958 Gibson LG-3 Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc(-) condition. One small triangular patch in Mahogany back, in lower bout, against binding. Frets appear to be original and have been milled once. There are some "V" dents in the frets in first position. Guitar has some normal lacquer checking, and has some random dings here and there. Schaller tuners were on the guitar for a period of time, but now it has vintage re-issue 3-on-a-plate Kluson copy tuners professionally installed.
     Solid Mahogany back, sides and neck with blonde Spruce top. Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays. Original Rosewood bridge and tortoise pickguard. 1 11/16" width at nut.
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Gibson LG3 1
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1959 Gibson LG3 Guitar 'Sold'

One of the rarest of the small-body Gibson acoustic guitars! Mahogany back, sides and neck, Spruce top. These guitars sound great, having very good construction and true X-bracing design. This one is pretty remarkable to be in this nice condition. NO TOP CRACKS. There are 4 repaired back cracks, but in person they seem less important overall. Original tuners, pickguard and bridge.  The original faux alligator chipboard case is in good shape. This guitar is set up to play and has no problems.

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Gibson Melody Maker 1
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1963 Gibson Melody Maker with up-graded pickups Guitar 'Sold'

    (VG) Condition. Weather checking on top and back, as well as a few dents and dings. The back of the neck has a couple of scratches and some dings. Recent refret. The pickups and pick guard have been upgraded, and there is an additional boost switch added that ups the output of the pickups.
     Nice tobacco sunburst. Solid Mahogany body with double cutaway. Three single coil pickup configuration, with 5-way selector switch, two tone knobs, master volume and a boost switch. Mahogany neck with Rosewood fingerboard and Pearl dot inlays. Ebony peghead veneer, Deluxe tuners with oval buttons.
     This is a really cool guitar. Plugged in it can do anything, the custom pickup configuration and boost switch make for a really wide tonal variety. It's got the renowned Gibson neck for easy playability, and great all around mojo.

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Gibson Nick Lucas 1
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1992 Gibson Nick Lucas Handmade Custom Guitar 'Sold'

     Exceptional original condition. Rare handmade short scale prototype. Highly figured Maple with Adirondack Red Spruce top. Short scale - 24 3/4". Width at nut 1 23/32". Vintage rounded "V" neck profile.
     Highly figured Maple back and sides. Mahogany neck. Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard and bridge. Waverly pre-war style open-back tuners. Firestriped pickguard. Bone saddle and nut. Beautiful vivid traditional sunburst.
     In about 1992, Gibson announced that it would re-issue the famous Nick Lucas guitar model. These were designed around an L-00, but with deeper upper and lower bouts, multiple bindings and unique inlays in headstock and fingerboard. Eldon Whitford, Dave Vinopal and Dan Erlewine were at this time working on the "Gibson's Fabulous Flattop Guitars" book that showcased not only the original vintage Gibson models, but also dedicated lots of information about the new factory in Montana and their re-issuing of these classics as well as spotlighting their handmade custom shop. These 3 men were very excited to get early examples of these Nick Lucas guitars, but had heard that the factory intended to build them as long scale versions. They booked several of the first guitars to be handbuilt by John Walker - Gibson Master Luthier and head of the Custom Shop, and to be made with 24 3/4" short scale, like the original Nick Lucas guitars.
     So... while the Gibson factory was manufacturing their run of long scale Nick Lucas guitars, there were several examples handmade by John Walker in the newly-formed Custom Shop. Some of these were made to the even earlier L-1 shaped Nick Lucas, while most were made to the L-00 shape. Only about 4 were handmade with short scale. This guitar is numbered #004/100.
     This is a great guitar with nice full, open sound. The set-up is great. It is clearly heads above the factory Nick Lucas models.
    
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Gibson Nick Lucas - Plectrum 1
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c1928 Gibson Nick Lucas - Plectrum Guitar 'Sold'

    Exc(-) condition. This is a very rare guitar. First, it is a very early Nick Lucas and shows the Sienna Sunburst finish, and its a Plectrum, more rare than a Tenor version. There are variations between Peghead and Fingerboard inlays of different periods and different models (6-str, tenor, plectrum). This one has Banjo inlay in peghead and dot position markers in fingerboard.
     Beautiful vintage museum look! Multiple white/blk/wh bindings on top and back edge and white binding along fingerboard. Bound inside soundhole. The sunburst is wonderful. The finish itself could be the last of the Shellac era or early Nitro-Cellulose era. The finish is robust. It does show numerous touch marks and nicks here and there, as well as significant wear around the soundhole and along fingerboard extension.
     There are some long repaired cracks - 5 in the top and 1 1/4 in the back. There is easy to see player wear, down thru the finish in some places. This guitar enjoyed being owned by an avid, experienced player most of its life. This is one of those guitars that went to all the gigs, jams, rehearsals, etc.
     And... It has a very incredible voice. It has a beautifully rich and sonorous tone that has lots of strength... It would be a main attention getter in a room full of guitars being played.

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Gibson Nick Lucas - Prototype A 1
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1992 Gibson Nick Lucas - Prototype A Handbuilt by John Walker Guitar 'Sold'

     VG+ condition. Sunburst. No Repairs. Guitar shows lots of lacquer checking and has some lacquer chipped off of binding along fingerboard.
     14-fret neck joint. 25 1/2" scale length. Figured Maple back and sides. Mahogany neck Rosewood fingerboard and bridge. Gibson logo and Fleur d' Lis inlaid in MOP in peghead. "Nick Lucas" inlay pattern in fingerboard.
     This very guitar is really and truly "Prototype A", as it is the first Gibson Nick Lucas guitar built since about 1939. John Walker, who was head of Gibson Custom shop built this guitar entirely by hand. John handbuilt the first NINE re-issued Nick Lucas guitars from Gibson in 1992. Almost all of them were varying versions of the Nick Lucas, with some having Rosewood or Mahogany backs and sides, some having 12-fret neck joints,some with short scale, and some built with the earlier "L-1" body size. * Gibson collectors take note of the above information. This may be the only place you'll ever see this specific information.
     This guitar was awarded to a noted musician in Montana for his work in encouraging Gibson to re-issue the Nick Lucas model. It was used at festivals, jams, and other performances. This very guitar is seen and recorded in the picnic scene in "A River Runs Through It".
     This is quite a rare piece, and would be priced around $5,000+, except that it has heavy finish checking.
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Gibson Nick Lucas Custom 1
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1992 Gibson Nick Lucas Custom Handmade Guitar 'Sold'

    Exc(+) condition. This is a very rare guitar. Handbuilt by John Walker during the earliest establishment of the Gibson Montana "Custom Shop". Only a very small number of the first 100 Nick Lucas guitars were handbuilt by Walker... perhaps 6-10 guitars. This one the original label with John Walker's and Ren Ferguson's initials, as well as John Walker's name signed underneath the top.
    While most of the Nick Lucas guitars produced by Gibson in Montana have long scale length, this one has the traditional SHORT SCALE that the original Nick Lucas models had.
    Flamed Maple back and sides. Honduran Mahogany neck. Appears to be Adirondack Red Spruce top. Beautiful full-body sunburst. Multiple white/black/white bindings on body and fingerboard. Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard and bridge. Firestriped pickguard. Nickel Waverly tuners.
    The action is set nice and low. Very crisp attack and full sound.
   
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Gibson SG Deluxe 1
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c.1971 Gibson SG Deluxe Guitar 'Sold'

Exc(-) condition. This is a good example from the early '70's. Original Bigsby tailpiece, humbucking pickups, tuners, pickguard, etc. Some belt buckle rash on back, and an area worn thru finish at volute from a stand. Very good sound.  *On Sale...
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Gibson SG Special 1
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1965 Gibson SG Special Guitar 'Sold'

Exc original condition. Cherry red. 2 P-90 pickups. Great original condition, with only minor dings and very light player wear. Pickguard slightly warped. Neck joint area shows slightest winks in lacquer, but no breaks.
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Gibson SJ-200 1
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1952 Gibson SJ-200 Guitar 'Sold'

Exc(-) condition. Sunburst. This is the "real thing" - an old Super Jumbo 200 that was used on stage many times by very good players, yet never abused. All original parts. Nicely figured Maple back, sides, and neck. Spruce top. Heavy wear just around pickguard-bridge-soundhole area through the finish. Center seam has been reglued between bridge and binding. Some repaired top cracks - one on base side waist and downward; 2 from outer edge of pickguard. Small areas of sunburst touchup out from bass side of soundhole. Small area of wear on back center of guitar, and area of thumb wear on back of neck.
    This guitar sounds great and has been on stage in working country bands as well as used at high levels of national fiddle contests. It will be a great addition to any collection, or could be used out on tour.
 
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Gibson SJ-200 1
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2000 Gibson SJ-200 Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc(-) condition. Some finish checking in lines on top, back, and top of peghead. No strap button has ever been installed.
     High-grade select Sitka Spruce top. Very high-grade book-matched flamed maple back, sides, and neck. Center seam of back is attractive wood marketry strip. Back of neck has rosewood stringer down the length. Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard and bridge. Fingerboard has traditional pearl crown inlays. Bridge has traditional super jumbo inlays which are four blocks of pearl, two above the pins, two below the pins, and pearl dots at the end of the bridge pins. Snakewood bridge pins. Bone saddle and nut. Peghead overlay has Gibson name in pearl and normal J-200-style flourish in center of peghead. Traditional (bell) truss rod cover with white outside border like original 1930s. Five-ply binding on top edge of guitar. 3-ply binding on back. Fingerboard and peghead bound with single ply. Three-ply heel cap. Hand-cut, hand-engraved, hand-painted pickguard. Tuners are gold Kluson copies with typical tulip buttons.
     Wonderful tone with good balance across the range.

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Gibson Southerner Jumbo 1
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1950 Gibson Southerner Jumbo Guitar 'Sold'

     Excellent condition. One repaired 2" side crack and one filled small jack hole 2" from endpin.
     This guitar is in very nice condition, is all set-up to play well, and has original parts.
     Mahogany back, sides, and neck. Sunburst Spruce top. Rosewood fingerboard with paralellogram inlays. Original Kluson tuners. Multiple 7-ply bindings around top edge, with 5-ply bindings around back edge of body. Bound fingerboard. Original Rosewood bridge and pickguard.
     This is just one of those guitars that was never played a lot. The lacquer has lots of lustre and life to it. Has a deep woody resonance without the bass overpowering. All set-up to play with recent neck reset and fret job.

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Gibson Southerner Jumbo 1
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1953 Gibson Southerner Jumbo Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc. Condition. There is an oversized pickguard that was installed by the original owner because the guitar was being played a lot. There has also been a recent neck reset and new Brazilian Rosewood bridge installed. Tuners are newer vintage Kluson copy tuners. Recent fret work with frets showing almost no wear. Back of neck has overspray. Plays with medium-high action currently, but there is lots of saddle left and action can be lowered easily.
     Spruce top with tobacco sunburst and multiple bindings. Mahogany back, sides and neck. Back has 3-ply binding, fretboard is single bound. Radiused Rosewood fretboard with "parallelogram" inlays. New Brazilian Rosewood bridge.
     Very nice, big sound. Wide open and ready to play.

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Gibson Southerner Jumbo (SJ) 1
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1953 Gibson Southerner Jumbo (SJ) Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc. Condition. There is an oversized pickguard that was installed by the original owner because the guitar was being played a lot. There has also been a recent neck reset and new Brazilian Rosewood bridge installed. Tuners are newer vintage Kluson copy tuners. Recent fret work with frets showing almost no wear. Back of neck has overspray. Plays with medium-high action currently, but there is lots of saddle left and action can be lowered easily.
     Spruce top with tobacco sunburst and multiple bindings. Mahogany back, sides and neck. Back has 3-ply binding, fretboard is single bound. Radiused Rosewood fretboard with "parallelogram" inlays. New Brazilian Rosewood bridge.
     Very nice, big sound. Wide open and ready to play.

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Gibson Super 400 CES 1
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1957 Gibson Super 400 CES Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc(-) condition. Beautiful look and feel. This guitar has been played faithfully for its life by one of Montana's foremost jazz musicians. Everything is original except the finish. The guitar was sent to Gibson in about 1969/70 for total re-finish. The finish is great and it is hard to tell it was a re-finish job... The sunburst is just beautiful. Binding is showing some shrinkage inside cutaway at the juncture of back and side.
     Original wiring harness, Alnico V pickups, knobs and hardware. Figured Maple back, sides and neck, with Spruce top. As with all Super 400's, it has multiple bindings everywhere - top, back, fingerboard, headstock, f-holes and pickguard. 
    There aren't many dings on this guitar, just a few sprinkled here and there. There is one compression mark in the Spruce top between bass-side f-hole, tailpiece and bridge. This mark was probably why the guitar was refinished - it is under the 1969 re-finish. The set-up is great and the guitar sounds like a true champion.
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Gibson TG-L4 Tenor 1
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c.1929 Gibson TG-L4 Tenor Guitar 'Sold'

Exc(-) condition. Beautiful big-bodied Tenor guitar. 23" scale length, with 12-fret body joint. Original Grover Patent "2-band" banjo tuners. Beautiful sunburst. Top has had several cracks repaired - 2 short repaired cracks on treble side of fingerboard extension, and 3 longer grain cracks at center area of top. All are repaired and tight. Back is very nicely figured Maple, like a perfect L-7. Trapeze tailpiece appears original, but has mandolin tailpiece stuck at the end of the trapeze!
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Gold Tone GM-6 1
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Recent Gold Tone GM-6 Soprano Guitar-Mandolin 'Sold'

     Exc.(++) Condition. There are no specific marks to speak of, just a small amount of general wear on the instrument.
     Solid Spruce top, figured maple back, sides and neck. Top has multiple "cream" bindings, back has single binding. Radiused rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays. Adjustable Ebony bridge with bone saddle. Ebony peghead overlay with Gold Tone inlay.
     This instrument is very friendly to play, and sounds great. It is tuned like a guitar, only one octave up and most songs transfer over very easily.

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Goodall TMhB 1
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2005 Goodall TMhB Guitar 'Sold'

     New Condition. This is an unscathed example of Jim Goodall's "traditional" Mahogany Baritone guitar.
     Choice figured Honduran Mahogany back, sides and neck. Beautiful Sitka Spruce top with heavy "Bearclaw" figure. Ebony fingerboard, bridge and peghead overlay. Nickel Waverly open-back tuners with ivoroid buttons. Wooden outer bindings on top, back, fingerboard and headstock. Multiple lines of binding showing on body top and back and around peghead. Wooden herringbone purfling around inside of top edge and around soundhole rosette. Greven "tor-tis" pickguard. Boxwood bridge pins and endpin, with abalone dot.
     1 3/4" width at nut. 28" scale length. Multiple bound Maple heel cap with strap button installed. Multiple bound Maple end wedge. Wooden marquetry back strip along center of back. Ebony armrest installed along edge of bass side of lower bout.
     Beautiful tone. Excellent depth, but even more importantly, excellent balance.

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Gretsch 6120 1
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New Gretsch 6120 Like New Guitar 'Sold'

Mint Condition! Even the pickguard protective plastic and the whammy bar protectant are still intact on the guitar. NO WEAR, no evidence of playing. This guitar was owned by a local serious Gretsch collector for a couple of years. Beautiful orange color. Original paperwork comes with the guitar.
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Gretsch Chet Atkins 6120 "G Brand" 1
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1955 Gretsch Chet Atkins 6120 "G Brand" Guitar 'Sold'

     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. There is a small hole drilled by the bridge pickup where we believe another pickup was installed (original pickup currently in guitar.)
     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. And... the price has recently been reduced to cause you to buy it...

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Gretsch Country Club 1
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1980 Gretsch Country Club Guitar 'Sold'

     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.
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Gretsch G6120SSLVO Brian Setzer Nashville 1
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2011 Gretsch G6120SSLVO Brian Setzer Nashville Guitar 'Sold'

     New condition.
     Hollow-body electric with Maple top, back, sides and neck. Top, back, fingerboard and peghead are bound. Ebony radiused fingerboard with Pearl thumbnail inlays. Bigsby tremolo system. "TV Jones Classic" pickups. Locking tuners. 3-position selector switch, independent volume knob for each pickup and master volume and master tone controls."White Dice" volume controls with standard knobs in case. Adjustomatic bridge.Gretsch "horseshoe" headstock inlay.
     Great sound, great look. This is a nice guitar.

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Gretsch New Yorker 1
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1962 Gretsch New Yorker Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc(-) refinished condition. Maple back and sides, Spruce top, Mahogany neck. Recent fret job and fingerboard milled. Body refinished blonde... neck appears to have original finish.
     Body bound with cream bindings on top and back. Inside f-holes are painted white. Tailpiece, bridge and tuners are original. Non-original pickguard installed with floating D'Armand pickup at neck position, as well as old clear lucite tone and volume knobs in pickguard. This pick-up and pickguard arrangement is also wired into the endpin jack with an in-line jack for easy removal of entire pickguard/pick-up.
     Our local musician friend, John Rosett, remarks that it has a bright acoustic sound that "cuts", and an excellent full and warm sound when plugged in. This guitar is in fine playing condition.

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Gretsch Tennessee Rose 1
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Recent Gretsch Tennessee Rose Guitar 'Sold'

     "As New" condition. Really, there is NO player wear, no fret wear, no pick marks, no problems!
     This is a beautiful guitar that is a faithful rendition of the old Gretsch's from the 1960's. If anything, they are built a little better today than they were in the earlier times (is that politically correct to make that statement?).
     Beautiful wine red color. Bigsby tremolo tailpiece. Plays great and sounds great.
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Guild D-212 SB 1
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1984 Guild D-212 SB Guitar 'Sold'

     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 Engelmann 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.

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Guild D-25 1
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1980 Guild D-25 Guitar 'Sold'

     VG.(+) Condition. The top has several dents and dings as well as some lacquer checking. The back and sides are in similar shape. The guitar has no cracks, loose or repaired. Moderate fret wear. The back of the neck has some finish rubbed away from playing. Strap button installed in the middle of the heel.
     Spruce top with traditional sunburst finish and multiple bindings. Mahogany back, sides and neck. Radiused Rosewood fretboard with pearl dot  inlays. Nickel tuners.
     Sound is nice with good volume and projection.

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Guild D-50 1
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1976 Guild D-50 Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc(-) condition. All original. No Cracks, no repairs. One-player wear on Spruce top, and back of neck slightly worn thru the finish color.
     Rosewood back and sides, Spruce top. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Dot inlays in fingerboard. Multiple ivoroid bindings on top and back of body, and multiple heel cap. Decorative wood marquetry down center of back and joining the sides at endpin. Comes with 1/8" output jack in endpin.
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Guild D-50 1
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1980 Guild D-50 Guitar 'Sold'

     Good(+) condition. Here is a real good sounding guitar at a bargain price. It shows some finish checks, some dings, and some 'less than beautiful' work around the bridge area, from the bridge being removed and reglued to the top. Neck and body are fine, although the saddle is low enough to make it borderline for needing a neck reset. Call us and we can explain this better.
     Sitka Spruce top, with Rosewood back and sides and Mahogany neck. Good original tuners.
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Guild D-50 NT 1
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1976 Guild D-50 NT Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc(+) condition. No problems, no repairs. Minimal signs of playing on frets. Some slight lines of finish checks on the top and slight wear on back of neck.
     Indian Rosewood back and sides. Mahogany neck. Select Sitka Spruce top. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Guild logo and crown inlaid in headstock. Medium pearl dots inlaid in fingerboard. Body has excellent bindings - 7-ply around top edge, 5-ply around back edge. Cream heelcap. Wooden marquetry back strip along center of back and endpin area. Strap button professionally installed in neck heel.
     This is a great guitar. It is in real nice condition and also plays great and sounds great. Lots of presence. The case is a nice Gibson hardshell from the late '70's or early '80's.

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Guild D-50 NT 1
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1991 Guild D-50 NT Guitar 'Sold'

     Excellent condition. Really great shape except for a few lines of finish checking. There is one dent in the neck, but in a position where it won't be felt.
     Sitka Spruce top. Rosewood back and sides, Mahogany neck. Multiple bindings on top and back, and center seam inlay in back. Ebony bridge and fretboard with Pearl dot inlays. Ebony peghead overlay with "Guild" logo inlaid in Pearl. Gold Grover tuners. 1 11/16" width at nut.
     This is a fine guitar in really good shape. It is set up well and plays great.

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Guild D-55 1
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c.1999 Guild D-55 Rosewood Guitar 'Sold'

Excellent Condition. Natural top. Choice Indian Rosewood back and sides with high grade Sitka Spruce top. Mahogany neck. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. 5-ply bindings on top, back AND sides! Abalone purfling at soundhole rosette. Fingerboard and headstock are multiple bound. Fingerboard inlays of mother of pearl blocks with abalone inverted triangles. Gold Grover rotomatic tuners. This guitar has a fine voice with lots of presence and power. Has a few lines of finish checking around bridge and below towards binding.
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Guild G-41 1
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1975 Guild G-41 Guitar 'Sold'

     VG(+) Condition. The "G" designates the guitar is a "Jumbo Dreadnaut" guitar... It is shaped like a Dreadnaut, but 1 1/8" wider and about 1" longer than a standard Guild D size. The scale length is 26.4"
     One well-repaired top crack. A few knicks here and there, normal finish cracking. Player wear through finish on the Spruce top, above and below pickguard and around soundhole area. Back and sides have routine checks and dings. There is a little fret wear and a couple of marks on the back of the neck.
     Sitka Spruce top. Mahogany back, sides and neck. Top is multiple bound, back has single binding. Radiused Rosewood fretboard with Pearl dot inlays. Nickel Guild tuners made by Schaller.
     The guitar is all set-up and ready to play. No problems. Very good sound.

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Guild M20 1
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Recent Guild M20 Guitar 'Sold'

     Exceptional original condition. Almost no evidence of any player wear... only a small bit of button compression "worm tracks" in the lacquer on back.
     Solid Mahogany top, back and sides. Factory scalloped braces. Beautiful Mahogany grain that is rich and interesting to look at. Rosewood fingerboard and bridge. Grover pre-war style open back tuners. Glossy lacquer finish. This is a re-issue of the earlier Guild guitars from late '50's or 60's.
     Professional Fishman active pickup system installed by Guild. This pickup system works great and sounds great. Acoustically, the guitar plays very nice, with a quick attack. The current list price for this guitar $1149.00.
     The hard shell case that comes with the guitar is an excellent case and is also in exceptional original condition.
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Gurian J-R 1
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c.1972 Gurian J-R Guitar 'Sold'

     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.

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Gurian Jumbo Rosewood 1
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1976 Gurian Jumbo Rosewood Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc(+) condition. Body size is smaller than a Gibson J-200, but does have similar depth. Very nicely taken care of through the years. Just has polite finish checking and light evidence of handling. The worst mark on the guitar is a chip in the top of peghead above G-tuner. Even the frets are in very nice condition.
     Rosewood back and sides. The Rosewood appears to me to be Cambodian Rosewood, instead of Indian Rosewood, as the wood has a chocolate-brown hue instead of the purplish hues of Indian Rosewood.
     Very high grade select Spruce top. Ebony blank fingerboard. Brazilian Rosewood peghead overlay. Rosewood bridge. Bone nut and saddle. Wooden Maple body bindings with wooden half-herringbone purfling around inside of top edge. Herringbone soundhole rosette. Nickel Schaller tuners. Rosewood heelcap. Multiple wood purfling strip in center of back. Maple end wedge at endpin area. Strap button corectly installed in neck heel. 25 1/2" scale length. 1 3/4" width at nut.
     This is a great guitar. The attack is quick and sure, with great tonal expression and depth right away. Works as well with bare fingers as it does with a pick. You and I both know that this guitar should be priced around $3000 or more in today's market. But Gurian guitars have always been a "sleeper" in the used and vintage market. Gurian made too few guitars (around 2000 or so), to be a household name. Usually the people who know them were active buying and playing guitars in the 1970's when these were being made and were aware of them.
     This guitar is set-up very well and plays great. It has a very nice mature sound that is balance well, it is very "open" sounding, and has good presence.

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Harmony  1
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c. 1940 Harmony Guitar 'Sold'

     VG Condition. This guitar has a moderate amount of wear and tear, a couple of crack on the sides that has been repaired. however, it is in nice playable shape overall.
     All Mahogany with sunburst top. Mahogany neck and fretboard. All original parts and hardware except for a Loller pickup and volume knob added. Strap button professionally installed in heel.
     This guitar has the mojo. It sounds nice acoustically, and sounds huge with the Loller plugged in.
 

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Harmony Rocket  1
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1966 Harmony Rocket Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc. Condition. This guitar is in great shape for its age. There are just a few dings on the top and back, and a small amount of fret wear. Electronics are all in fine working condition.
     Cherry red sunburst finish. Two gold-foil pickups with "mustache" covers. Independent volume and tone controls for each pickup. 3-way pickup selector switch. Radiused Ebony fingerboard with dot inlays.
     Sounds great plugged in, with a good "twang."

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Haxton HJ-45 1
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New Haxton HJ-45 Guitar 'Sold'

     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. This J-45 copy was handbuilt to sound like the best legendary J-45s. Local professional players have commented to us that the guitar reminds them of the true J-45 tone and plays very similarly.
     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".

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Heritage H-575 1
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1995 Heritage H-575 Guitar 'Sold'

     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.

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Hernandis Grand Concert 1
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1974 Hernandis Grand Concert Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc.(-) Condition. The top and sides both have a few knicks, the largest on the binding. The back is pretty clean, with just some minor scratches. The peghead and back of neck are in great shape, no wear on the fingerboard.
     Spanish Pine top with multiple wooden bindings. Rosewood back and sides with multiple bindings. Cedar neck with Granadillo fingerboard.
     Very nice tone, playability is great. Comes with nice USA made Harptone case.

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Hoffee Flight Case for 000-Size  1
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Recent Hoffee Flight Case for 000-Size Guitar 'Sold'

     Great pre-owned Hoffee flight case. All latches and handle fully functional. Nice plush black interior. Exterior shows hint of deep glittery blue with carbon fiber cross-hatching visible. In low light, it looks charcoal grey. In bright light, the blue hues are visible. This is a very high quality case, one of the most protective cases on the market.



 
Hoffman Koa Dreadnaut 1
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1982 Hoffman Koa Dreadnaut Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc(+) condition. No cracks, no repairs. Some fret wear, but not causing buzzing. This is a one-owner guitar that was well cared-for.
     Figured Koa back and sides. Mahogany 2-pc neck with Maple and Rosewood stringer down back of neck. Brazilian Rosewood peghead overlay. Rosewood multiple bindings on top and back of body. Herringbone purflings around top edge and down center seam of back. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Pearl dots inlaid in fingerboard. Intonated saddle. 25 1/2" scale length. 1 3/4" width at nut.
     This is a fine representative of the work by Charles Hoffman, the noted builder from Minnesota. It is in great shape, and it sounds very good.
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Hofner Jazzica Custom 1
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Recent Hofner Jazzica Custom Carved Top Guitar 'Sold'

Near Mint condition. Beautiful jazz guitar! Built in Germany. African Maple laminate back and sides, with solid German Spruce top. Ebony fingerboard with solid mother of pearl block inlays. Multiple body bindings that are very tastefully done. Fingerboard and peghead are bound. Nice inlays in peghead overlay. Gold Schaller tuners. Kent Armstrong floating humbucking pickup in neck position. Ebony pickguard, tailpiece, and bridge match perfectly the pickup surround, the knobs and the tuner buttons. F-holes are multiple bound, and have removeable ebony feedback dampeners that fit perfectly and are easy to install or remove.
    The body is designed thinner toward neck, to cause more ease of holding when sitting or standing.
    This guitar really has a great sound to it. It plays and sounds as good as $3000 to $5000 guitars! 
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Huss & Dalton 00-SP 1
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2009 Huss & Dalton 00-SP Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc(++) condition. There is one little ding on the top of the guitar, and light button scratches on the back. Otherwise the guitar is in perfect shape. No fret wear!
     12-fret, slotted headstock. Nice Englemann Spruce top. Indian Rosewood back and sides and Mahogany neck. Top, back and neck are multiple bound, with Indian Rosewood outer binding. Herringbone soundhole rosette and center seam in back. Ebony fingerboard with pearl diamond inlays on 3rd, 5th and 7th frets. Slotted headstock with Indian Rosewood peghead veneer. Nickel Waverly tuners with Ivoroid buttons. 24.9" scale length. 1 3/4" width at nut. 2 5/16" spacing at bridge pins.
     This is a very fine sounding guitar in great shape. It is very lively and resonates in your hands as you play it.

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Huss & Dalton CM Custom 1
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c.2002 Huss & Dalton CM Custom Guitar 'Sold'

     Exceptional(-) condition. Serial number #997. Except for having some hard-to-see stray pick marks on bass side of soundhole rosette, it would be "As New" condition. This guitar really packs a wollop! Shaped similar to a "Nick Lucas" body,  with typical "L-00" outline, but the body is quite deep - 4 1/4" at upper bout, and almost 4 3/4" at lower bout. 25.4" scale length. 1 3/4" width of fingerboard at nut.
     Select Rosewood back and sides, with high grade heavily silked Spruce top. Figured Maple multiple bindings on top and back of body and along fingerboard. Herringbone top purfling. Abalone soundhole rosette. Blank Ebony fingerboard, except for a nice florish inlaid at the 12th fret. Gold Schaller mini tuners.
     This is a great sounding guitar! Sounds great in standard tunings, but in some open tunings, the sound just "rolls" out of it, with lots of presence and lots of sustain.
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Huss & Dalton DS Custom 1
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c.2006 Huss & Dalton DS Custom Guitar 'Sold'

      Almost New condition. No player wear marks, no dings, no dents, no scratches.
     Slope-shoulder 14-fret guitar with high-grade Rosewood back and sides, Mahogany neck, and Adirondack Red Spruce top. 1 3/4" width at nut, 2 5/16" pin spacing at bridge. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Diamond and snowflake abalone inlay pattern in fingerboard. Body and neck are multiple bound, with flamed Maple outer bindings. Small "zipper" wooden marquetry back strip. Waverly tuners. Sunburst finish.
     This is a very good sounding guitar - very fast attack with lots of depth. A great guitar for fingerpicking or flatpicking.
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Huss & Dalton TD-R 1
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1998 Huss & Dalton TD-R Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc(-) condition. Serial #91. 1 23/32" nut width. This guitar is a very nice flatpicking guitar. There is an extra strap button hole on heel, 1 very small repaired side crack, and some player wear in places. A few light lines of finish checking here and there.
     Indian Rosewood back and sides. Sitka Spruce top. Multiple ivoroid bindings on body, with black line showing on sides and back. Top has herringbone purfling around top edge. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Cut diamond inlays in fingerboard. Nickel Waverly tuners. Bone nut and saddle.
     This is a very nice guitar with just normal signs of being used and enjoyed. Its rare for us to see these very early Huss & Dalton models. The set-up is very good and the guitar is ready to go.
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Ibanez BTB405QM 5-Str Bass 1
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2001 Ibanez BTB405QM 5-Str Bass Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc.(-) Condition. No dings at all, but it's got some scratches. No fret wear, plays great. No problems.
     Beautiful Quilted Maple top on a basswood back. "Grape Popsicle" finish color. Two passive pickups with active 18-volt EQ. Standard volume and balance tone controls in addition to the 3-band EQ which has a knob for bass boost/cut, treble boost/cut and a mid boost/cut and mid frequency knob. Long 35" scale which allows for proper tension on the low 5th string for a tight strong attack. Maple neck with Radiused rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot inlays. Neutrik locking cable jack.
     Nice sound with lots of tonal options from the EQ. Electronics have just been checked over and are working perfectly.

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Ibanez Exotic Wood Acoustic-Electric Cutaway 1
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Recent Ibanez Exotic Wood Acoustic-Electric Cutaway Guitar 'Sold'

     VG(+). Minor fretwear and normal scratches/dings from playing, but overall in great working shape. All electronics functional. 1 21/32" width at nut. 25 1/4" scale length.
     As part of Ibanez's "Exotic Woods" series, the entire guitar body is laminated with figured ash finished with high gloss showing on top, back, and sides. Fully bound, with top and sides showing three black lines between white lines. Abalone rosette. Rosewood bridge with compensated saddle. Dovetail joint mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard. Swirly inlay in fingerboard at 12th fret. B-Band electret transducer pickup and Ibanez SRTc preamp with built-in electric tuner.
     This is a great guitar for a learner, or as an inexpensive guitar to take to latenight bar gigs. The electronics are stage-ready and the exotic wood is striking.

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Joel Keefe Shoemaker Parcell 1
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New Joel Keefe Shoemaker Parcell Guitar 'Sold'

     New.
     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.

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Joel Keefe Shoemaker Selkirk 1
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New Joel Keefe Shoemaker Selkirk Guitar 'Sold'

     New.
     German Spruce top, Indonesian Ebony back and sides, Mahogany neck. Flamed Maple bindings on the top and back. Radiused Ebony fretboard with Abalone dot inlays. Bolivian Rosewood peghead overlay and soundhole rosette. Nickel Grover pre-war style open-back tuners.
     The Indonesian Ebony back and sides are very beautiful, like a cross between Madagascar Rosewood and Macasser Ebony. It has interesting grain and color... and it is readily apparent that it is great tone wood. Beautiful overtones and richness.
     The complex multiple bindings look great... Tight multiple lines are seen on all quarters and also down the back strip. These elegant multiple lines really make the bindings complete, and show that Mr Shoemaker is truly working toward perfecting his craft.
     On the sound - The attack is good, and good depth and tonal color follows.
     *We've known Joel for a few years now and are familiar with some of his earlier guitars. This latter instrument shows high skills at joining and binding and finish... and the sound tells you that this is a serious guitar.

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Joel Keefe Shoemaker Seven Devils 1
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New Joel Keefe Shoemaker Seven Devils Guitar 'Sold'

     New guitar from an Idaho luthier, Joel Keefe Shoemaker.
     Alaskan Yellow Cedar top, Padauk back and sides. Mahogany neck, radiused Ebony fingerboard with pearl inlays. Very nice Padouk multiple wooden bindings on the top, back and sides, with multiple purfling lines seen on all quarters. Ebony bridge, slotted peghead with Ebony overlay and nickel Grover tuners.
     Sound is very warm, great for fingerpicking, and has a nice growl when you dig in.

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John Walker "Clark Fork" Brazilian/Adirondack 1
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New John Walker "Clark Fork" Brazilian/Adirondack Guitar 'Sold'

Sunburst. Faithful to the old "Advanced Jumbo" guitars from the 1930's. Choice quarter-sawn Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, with Mahogany neck, and Adirondack Red Spruce top. Elaborate mother of pearl inlays in Ebony fingerboard and peghead.
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John Walker "Clark Fork" Indian Rosewood 1
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New John Walker "Clark Fork" Indian Rosewood Custom Slope Shoulder Guitar 'Sold'

Sunburst. Serial number #004. Indian Rosewood back and sides, Adirondack Red Spruce top. Beautiful coloration of sunburst. Custom elaborate yet tasteful inlays in fingerboard and headstock. Fully bound, with Ivoroid bindings on body, fingerboard and headstock. Advanced scalloped Adirondack Spruce bracing. Hard Maple "rift-sawn" bridgeplate. Half-blackened back of headstock. Gold Waverly tuners with Ivoroid buttons. This is a fine guitar.
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John Walker "Gus Creek" 1
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New John Walker "Gus Creek" Guitar 'Sold'

Sunburst flamed Maple beauty! "Parlor" sized guitar with 4 3/4" body depth, which yields great bottom end to balance the highs. High-grade figured Maple back and sides, with Honduran Mahogany neck, and Ebony fingerboard inlaid with Abalone cut diamonds. Fully bound with vertical grained ivoroid bindings, including neck and peghead. Gold Waverly tuners. Bone nut and saddle. Tastefully finished off with Boxwood bridgepins and endpin.
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John Walker "Petty Creek" 1
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New John Walker "Petty Creek" Guitar 'Sold'

"Nick Lucas" style guitar. Mahogany back, sides and neck, with Adirondack Red Spruce top. Ivoroid bindings. Similar to an "L-00" shape, but with a deeper body. 24 3/4" scale length. 14-fret neck joint. 1 3/4" width of fingerboard at nut. Waverly tuners. The top is a gorgeous blonde color that sets off the "shading" of the Honduran Mahogany back, sides and neck. Excellent original design pickguard. This guitar plays very nice and sounds great, with plenty of bass response, yet still crisp and enunciated. It is also a real bargain at only
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John Walker "Ruby" 1
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New John Walker "Ruby" Guitar 'Sold'

Mahogany back and sides, with high-grade Spruce top. Handmade version of the old "J-185", but with Mahogany instead of Maple. This is a very responsive guitar that is perfectly suited for a wide range of styles. The attack of the note is wonderful, very quick and with a satisfying depth.
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John Walker "Ruby" Custom Bird
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New John Walker "Ruby" Custom Guitar 'Sold'

Highly ornate custom guitar. Honduran Rosewood back and sides with 2-pc Maple neck with rosewood stringer. Exquisite Hummingbird inlay in peghead, with vine and flowers in Ebony fingerboard. More flowers inlaid in Ebony bridge. Abalone binding everywhere - top, back, back strip, sides, fingerboard and peghead. Sunburst Spruce top. This guitar was custom ordered for a lucky customer.
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John Walker "Ruby" Elite 1
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New John Walker "Ruby" Elite Guitar 'Sold'

Beautiful guitar with nicely figured Maple back, sides and neck. Very similar to an authentic J-185 body size. Sitka spruce top. Back of peghead is artfully shaded. Multiple 5-ply Tortoise bindings on top and back, with 3-ply Tortoise bindings on side. Multiple tortoise bound Ebony fingerboard and Headstock. Pearl parallelogram inlays in fingerboard. This is a fine sounding guitar. It is very fun to play and has fast "sculpted" attack with plenty of presence, depth, and power. This would be a great fingerpicking guitar, a bar chord rhythm guitar, a folk or blues guitar.
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John Walker "Ruby" Elite 1
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New John Walker "Ruby" Elite Guitar 'Sold'

Beautiful guitar with nicely figured Maple back, sides and neck. Very similar to an authentic J-185 body size. Sitka spruce top. Back of peghead is artfully shaded. Multiple 5-ply Tortoise bindings on top and back, with 3-ply Tortoise bindings on side. Multiple bound Ebony fingerboard and Headstock. Pearl parallelogram inlays in fingerboard. This is a fine sounding guitar. We have had a few original J-185's in our hands, and I'll say that THIS guitar beats them!
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John Walker "Wise River" 1
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New John Walker "Wise River" Mahogany Guitar 'Sold'

Mahogany back, sides and neck, with Adirondack Red Spruce top. Blonde top color. 1 3/4" width of fingerboard at nut. The Red Spruce top is wide grain and shows the red streaking typical of Red Spruce. Waverly tuners, firestriped pickguard, and ivoroid bindings. Ebony fingerboard, bridge, peghead overlay,
    These guitars are one of the mainstays of John Walker's lineup of models. Similar in shape and appointments to the old venerable J-35's of the 1930's, these guitars exhibit many similarities in tone to the old guitars. Strong voice, good balance, ease of playability.
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John Walker "Wise River" 1
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New John Walker "Wise River" Maple Guitar 'Sold'

Here is a rare beauty... John Walker's popular "Wise River" guitar, but with highly figured Maple back and sides. 1 3/4" width of fingerboard at nut. Blonde finish. Adirondack Red Spruce top. John has made a couple of these Maple sloped shoulder guitars in the last few years and we have been very impressed by the sound of them.
    The rare old original Gibson Maple J-45's and Southern Jumbos from the 1940's always sell quite a bit higher than the standard Mahogany versions from same years. And... they always sound great.
    The Maple looks very nice at first glance, but when you look closer the flamed figure begins to appear three diminsional. It is a very striking look.
    This guitar has the usual great John Walker appointments: Ebony bridge, fingerboard, peghead overlay and pins. Bone nut and saddle. Waverly Tuners, rift-sawn bridgeplate, tortoise celluloid bindings, to name a few.
    It plays easily, and has a great voice.
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John Walker "Wise River" Mahogany Slope Shoulder 1
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New John Walker "Wise River" Mahogany Slope Shoulder Guitar 'Sold'

Blonde top. This guitar is a refinement of the traditional "J-35" guitars of the 1930's. Honduran Mahogany back, sides, and neck. Choice Adirondack Red Spruce top that has been air-cured for over 15 years. Ebony fingerboard. Fire-striped pickguard. Advanced scalloped Adirondack Spruce bracing, and top. Hard Maple "rift-sawn" bridgeplate. Blackened back of headstock. Nickel Waverly tuners with Ivoroid buttons. Very strong guitar. 1 3/4" nut width.
*Photos are of previous guitar.
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John Walker "Wise River" Sunburst 1
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New John Walker "Wise River" Sunburst Guitar 'Sold'

With the beautiful Sunburst and Adirondack Red Spruce top, this guitar is a refinement of the traditional "J-35" guitars of the 1930's. Honduran Mahogany back, sides, and neck. Choice Adirondack Red Spruce top that has been air-cured for over 15 years. Ebony fingerboard. Fire-striped pickguard. Advanced scalloped Adirondack Spruce bracing, and top. Hard Maple "rift-sawn" bridgeplate. Shaded back of headstock. Nickel Waverly tuners with Ivoroid buttons. Excellent sound - crisp, sure attack with immediate tonal strength, depth and color.
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John Walker Clark Fork  1
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2007 John Walker Clark Fork Master Grade Brazilian & Red Spruce Guitar 'Sold'

     Exceptional condition. Only has bare hint of strings touching the frets and no dings, dents or scratches.
     Sunburst slope shoulder guitar with long scale and 1 3/4" width at nut. Built in the tradition of pre-war "Advanced Jumbo" guitars, it has advanced scalloped hand-tuned bracing.
     Master grade quarter-sawn old growth Brazilian Rosewood back and sides and Adirondack Red Spruce top. Ebony fingerboard and peghead overlay, with beautiful delicate handcut abalone inlay pattern and JWalker logo in peghead. Ebony bridge with 'cut through' saddle. Ivory saddle and nut. Ebony pins. Very nice "late '30's" style sunburst. Firestripe pickguard. Finely crafted wooden bindings throughout, with multiple bindings on top edge with outside flamed Maple layer, flamed Maple single binding on back. The fingerboard binding can hardly be described, as Mr Walker "insets" the outer flamed Maple strip very cleverly into the side of the fingerboard without the Maple showing at top of fingerboard. Peghead is multiple bound with black outer bindings. Abalone soundhole rosette.
     This is a very powerful guitar... Lots of presence and power, with excellent balance, attack, sustain and projection. It is set-up very well and needs nothing.
     * Remember - John Walker was a key player when Gibson re-issued the "AJ" guitar in 1990. I would suggest that he may have more experience with building "AJ" style guitars than just about anyone.

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John Walker Clark Fork 1
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New John Walker Clark Fork Guitar 'Sold'

     New. Sunburst. Adirondack Red Spruce top with very nice Honduran Rosewood back and sides. Top, back, fretboard and peghead are all bound with Ivoroid. Decorative center seam inlay in back. Mahogany neck, radiused Ebony fretboard with Pearl inlays. The unique pearl inlays in the peghead and fingerboard are very beautiful. Nickel Waverly tuners. Ebony peghead overlay with JWalker logo and Pearl inlay. 2 1/4" pin spacing. 1 3/4" width at nut. 25.5" scale length. Bone nut and saddle. Firestripe pickguard.
     Built in the style of the very rare 1930's Gibson "Advanced Jumbo" guitars, with 'advanced' scalloped bracing, open-back tuners, hand-voiced top and long scale length.
     As we expect with guitars from John Walker, this beautiful guitar shows very high level of wood mastery, in both design and execution. Materials are highest quality, as well.
     Very nice sound and playability. Even as a very new instrument the tone is very balanced and powerful with nice attack.

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John Walker Clark Fork - Brazilian Rosewood, 1
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New John Walker Clark Fork - Brazilian Rosewood, Bear Claw Red Spruce Top Guitar 'Sold'

     New.
    Very high-grade Adirondack top and Brazilian Rosewood back and sides. Maple bound on top, back and peghead. Mahogany neck with radiused Ebony fingerboard and pearl dot inlays. Nickel Waverly tuners.



 
John Walker Gus Creek 1
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Like New John Walker Gus Creek Cutaway Guitar 'Sold'

Nice parlor sized guitar. Engelmann Spruce top, Maple back and sides. 1 3/4" nut width. 24.75" scale length. Demo/sale price...

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John Walker Gus Creek 1
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New John Walker Gus Creek "Demo" Guitar 'Sold'

     New (Demo). No signs of any careless handling or player wear on the instrument. This guitar has two very polite lines of finish checking that are difficult to spot.
     Extremely highly figured Maple back and sides. Mahogany neck. High grade Englemann Spruce top. Beautiful blonde finish. Multiple ivoroid binding around top and back edge, with black line showing on top, back and sides. Headstock and fingerboard are bound with ivoroid.  Ebony fingerboard, peghead overlay and bridge. Abalone JWalker logo inlaid in headstock. Abalone cut diamond inlays in fingerboard. Unbleached bone nut. Fossile ivory 
"thru-saddle". Boxwood bridge pins and endpin. Complex "zipper" wooden marquetry back strip in center of back. Gold Waverly pre-war style open-back tuners. 1 3/4" width at nut. 2 5/16" pin spacing at bridge.
     This is a uniquely designed parlor guitar. 9 1/2" width at upper bout, 13 1/2" width at lower bout. 3 3/4" depth at upper bout, 4 3/4" at lower bout. Typical of guitars hand made by John Walker, it has a very nice 'pop' at the attack of each note and great balance.
     This guitar would cost six or eight hundred dollars more if John Walker hadn't deemed it to be sold at a discount because he took it to shows for product display. It would be an excellent choice for anyone who loves beautiful looking guitars that also sound beautiful.

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John Walker Lochsa 1
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New John Walker Lochsa Brazilian Rosewood Guitar 'Sold'

     New Dreadnaut from John Walker. Very nice quarter-sawn Brazilian Rosewood showing "maiden hair" ripple patterns. Adirondack Red Spruce top. Red Spruce bracing with hide glue construction. Hard Maple bridge plate. 25 1/2" long scale length.
     White Holly wood bindings on top, back, and tucked under fingerboard edges. 1 3/4" width at nut. Vintage neck profile - its not giant, but just a little fuller feel.
     Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard and bridge, Ebony peghead overlay. Bone nut, saddle, bridge pins and end pin. Nickel Waverly tuners.
     This guitar sounds very good. It has a wide-open feel and is very responsive. And... it is priced at a bargain, in order to stimulate the economy of the Alberton, MT area.
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John Walker Lochsa 1
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New John Walker Lochsa Guitar 'Sold'

     New. 25.5" scale length. Width at nut: 1 3/4". Bridge spacing: 2 1/4".
     Beautiful Adirondack Red Spruce top with natural finish. Top is bound with holly and beautiful purflings. Sacha Rosewood back and sides, full of striking character. Holly bindings visible on the sides, and a center wide zipper strip. Ebony end graft. Mahogany neck, bound with holly under ebony. Ebony fingerboard with no position markers inlaid. Maple truss rod cover. Ebony peghead overlay bound with holly, with JWalker script inlaid in mother of pearl. Bone nut, bridgepins, endpin, and saddle. Ebony belly bridge. Nickel Waverly tuners.
      We are not at all surprised that our latest new guitar from John Walker is amazing in beauty, tone, and character. Sacha Rosewood provides a richness of tone across the spectrum, and lightness to the weight of the guitar. With an overall tonal quality mid-way between mahogany and rosewood, the Sacha also comes out with lyrical overtones similar to the response you would expect from Brazilian. Coupled with Adirondack Red Spruce, Mr. Walker has built a guitar to the highest standards of beauty that also delivers fast response, clear highs, mid-range definition, and robust bass. We can't wait to hear how this guitar sounds as it opens up over the years, as it is already so impressive straight off of Mr. Walker's workbench. Crisp flatpicking, deep round rhythm, or smooth fingerpicking. This guitar does it all.

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John Walker Lolo Creek 1
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New John Walker Lolo Creek Custom Guitar 'Sold'

This is a very beautiful small body guitar. Sunburst top. Honduran Rosewood back and sides, Adirondack Red Spruce top. Mahogany neck with Ebony fingerboard. 1 11/16" width at nut. Abalone soundhole rosette. Fingerboard is bound perfectly by Mr Walker insetting the wood binding into the side of the fingerboard - This method, which is quite a bit more difficult to do, prevents the wood binding being exposed level with fingerboard and subject to picking up dirt and oils from playing. Gold Waverly tuners and matching strap button. Fossilized Walrus Ivory "thru-saddle" and nut.
    When this guitar sold, the customer almost immediately purchased another John Walker "Lolo Creek" to complement this one! So, that should give you some idea of how good this guitar is.
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John Walker Lolo Creek 1
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New John Walker Lolo Creek w/ Red Spruce top Guitar 'Sold'

     New. Sunburst. 1 3/4" width at nut. Very nice Honduran Mahogany back, sides and neck. Adirondack Red Spruce top. Ebony fingerboard, bridge and peghead overlay. Small pearl dot inlays in fingerboard. Ivoroid bindings on top and back of body and along fingerboard. Nickel Waverly pre-war style open-back tuners with metal buttons. Bone nut and intonated saddle.
     The sunburst is very nice. John Walker has earned a solid reputation for his fine sunburst finish. The playability is very good and the sound is great!
     * This instrument is a new one that John Walker has kept in his shop as an "example" guitar to show to people coming to his shop. Today the price is a few hundred higher for one of these, so take advantage of a great one at "yesterday's" pricing.

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John Walker Lolo Creek Custom 1
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2008 John Walker Lolo Creek Custom Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc (+) condition. Very lightly played. Almost no wear showing at all. Only one or two tiny dings on the entire guitar and very slight fretwear in first position. This is pretty close to new guitar condition. 1 3/4" width of nut. 2 1/4" pin spacing at bridge. 24 3/4" scale length.
     Mahogany back, sides, and neck. Adirondack Red Spruce top. Ebony peghead overlay, fingerboard, and bridge. Beautifully vivid sunburst top. Handsome red-brown back, sides, and neck, with neck having slight shading at heel and throat. Smooth vintage profile (rounded V) neck is smooth on the hands. Ivoroid binding on top and back of body.  Ivoroid bound inside soundhole. Ivoroid wedge at endpin area. Small dot inlays in fingerboard. JWalker logo inlaid in peghead. Beautiful unbleached bone nut and saddle. Bone bridgepins and endpin. Nickel Waverly open-back tuners.
     This is a hugely robust L-00 guitar.

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John Walker Lolo Special 1
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New John Walker Lolo Special 1936 L-00 Spec's Guitar 'Sold'

     New. This is a very popular version of John Walker's "Lolo Creek" guitar, which is based upon the original L-00's from the 1930's. This version is not just 'inspired' by the older Gibsons, but is actually a very close copy of an original 1936 Gibson L-00.
     When we say "copy", we need to clarify what that means. John Walker is the very same luthier who was "Master Luthier" at Gibson's acoustic guitar facility in Bozeman, MT during their seminal period of developing models for re-issue. Some models, like the J-35, the L-00, the "AJ", the J-185, and several others, had been "lost", meaning there were no blueprints, no forms, to build these guitars. Many of them hadn't been produced by Gibson since the 1930's.
     John Walker's task was to closely examine various original models and to build handmade prototypes. These handbuilt prototypes were then used to teach the factory workers how to build the various models in production.
     This guitar is faithful to these old original L-00's, having hide glue construction, faithful pre-war neck profile, 1936 bracing pattern, 1 3/4" width at nut, re-issue tuners, pins and fittings, and late '30's sunburst.
     Madagascar Rosewood fingerboard and bridge. JWalker logo inlaid in peghead. 1/4" pearl dots in fingerboard. Straight-thru bone saddle in small rectangular bridge. Beautiful "Vee" neck profile. Honduran Mahogany back, sides and neck.
     This is a great sounding guitar with a fast, crisp attack and very even across the tonal spectrum.

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John Walker Petty Creek 1
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New John Walker Petty Creek Guitar 'Sold'

     New.
     Adirondack Spruce top with beautiful sunburst finish. Honduran Rosewood back and sides, mahogany neck. Radiused Ebony fingerboard with pearl dot inlays. Nickel Waverly tuners with ivoroid buttons. Ebony peghead overlay with JWalker pearl inlay.
     Sound is very refined, excellent for fingerpicking.

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John Walker Petty Creek Elite - PH
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New John Walker Petty Creek Elite - Custom Guitar 'Sold'

Eastern Red Maple back & sides Mahogany neck. Adirondack Red Spruce top. Ivoroid bindings. Similar to an "L-00" shape, but with a deeper body. 25.5" scale length. 14-fret neck joint. 1 3/4" width of fingerboard at nut. Nickel Waverly tuners with Ivoriod buttons. Custom upgrades include; Hide glue, Custom red burst color, bound sound hole and red spruce top. 
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John Walker Petty Creek Elite Custom 1
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2008 John Walker Petty Creek Elite Custom - Hide Glue Construction Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc(+) condition. No appreciable player wear. 
     Beautiful see-thru cherry red finish throughout. Highly figured Maple back and sides. Adirondack Red Spruce top and braces. Mahogany neck. 1 3/4" width at nut. 2 1/4" pin spacing at bridge. 25.4" scale length.
     Ebony bridge. Ebony fingerboard with small dot inlays. Ivoroid bindings on top, back, fingerboard and peghead. Waverly nickel tuners with ivoroid buttons. Very nice soundhole rosette of multiple ivoroid with center of tortoise. Firestripe pickguard.
     Custom upgrades include Long Scale Length and upgraded Adirondack Red Spruce top.
     This John Walker "Petty Creek" custom is reminiscent of the old L-00 guitars of the 1930's, but offers a few changes. First, it has a deeper body, and secondly, it has a long scale length. The combination works well to make a clear and focused sound with power.
     This guitar is set up to play and sounds great. * If a new guitar was ordered just like this one today, it would cost $4950.
 
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John Walker Ruby 1
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New John Walker Ruby Guitar 'Sold'

     New. Mahogany back, sides and neck, with select Sitka Spruce top. Shape and size of guitar are similar to a "J-185" spec. 25.4" scale length. Rosewood fingerboard and bridge. Nickel Waverly tuners with ivoroid buttons. Body and fingerboard bound with single ivoroid binding. Small pearl dot inlays in fingerboard. Fingerboard is radiused similar to Gibson radius.
     The coloration of the guitar is very nice. The Mahogany has the perfect brown shade. Back of neck shows the shading John is getting known for, especially for the gradated "bee-sting" at bottom of back of peghead.
     This is a very fine sounding guitar - quick, sure response with great depth and balance and projection.
    

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John Walker Ruby Elite 1
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Like New John Walker Ruby Elite Guitar 'Sold'

     Near mint condition. This guitar looks just like a new one hanging in a store. No signs of wear. 1 3/4" width at nut. 2 1/4" pin spacing at bridge. 24 3/4" scale length (short scale).
     This guitar is one of John Walker's most popular models over the years. Universally considered to be well past the sound of the vintage original J-185's from the 1950's and 60's. These guitars are considered to be "all around" for a musician. They are ready to make any sound, and can be universally used across many styles and genres of playing. Fingerpicking, flatpicking, open chord, closed chord...this guitar does it all. This guitar sold new in 2011-12 for $5600. It's still in the same original shape but can be had for lots less.
     Highest grade fiddle-back figured maple back, sides, and neck. Select spruce top. Back has tastefull "zipper" backstrip. Back of two-piece maple neck shows ebony stringer. Ebony fingerboard, bridge, and peghead overlay. Top and back of body are bound with multiple ivoroid-black-ivoroid binding. Fingerboard and peghead show single ivoroid binding. Ivoroid endwedge and heelcap. JWalker inlaid in gold pearl in headstock. Stylized parallelogram inlays in fingerboard (see photos). Gold Waverly open-back tuners with ebony buttons. No strap button has ever been installed in neck heel. Bridge has intonated "straight-thru" bone saddle. Bone nut, and bridgepins, and endpin. Neck has a very beautiful rounded V profile that feels great to the hand. Tortoise teardrop pickguard.
     Excellent tone... I have to say it again... "Excellent Tone".

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John Walker Ruby Elite 1
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2007 John Walker Ruby Elite Guitar 'Sold'

     "As New" condition. Built with a tilt toward the old original Gibson J-185's, this guitar shows off John Walker's considerable skills. 1 11/16" width of fingerboard at nut.
     Very highly figured Maple back, sides and neck, with select Spruce top. Neck is 2-pc book-matched Maple with thin Ebony stringer down the centerline. Back of peghead shows tasteful shading toward back of nut (see photos). Tortoise multiple bindings on body, along fingerboard and around peghead. Tortoise heelcap. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Fingerboard has tasteful pearl 'cut block' inlays. Bridge has straight-thru bone saddle. Gold Waverly tuners with Ebony buttons.
     The look of this guitar is quite dramatic. There is a beautiful complement of color between the blonde tones of the Spruce and Maple, the Ebony fittings, and the tortoise trimmings.
     As usual, the materials and workmanship are top quality. And the sound is a real treat, too. Quick response with clarity and color and power.
     This guitar is just like buying a new one, except that it is several hundred dollars less. No dings, dents or player wear anywhere! The action is nice and low.
 
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John Walker Ruby River - Elite 1
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New John Walker Ruby River - Elite Guitar 'Sold'

     New Guitar. Wow, what a beauty! Very beautiful strong Maple figure under a gorgeous sunburst finish.
     Western Maple back and sides, with high grade select Sitka Spruce top. Highly figured Eastern Maple Neck with Ebony fingerboard.
Gold Mother of Pearl "split block" inlays in fingerboard. Gold MOP JWalker logo inlaid in peghead. Ebony "thru-saddle" bridge. Ivoroid multiple bindings, with Ivoroid/blk/wh/blk seen at top and back edge and Ivo/blk seen at the sides.
     Peghead and fingerboard bound with Ivoroid. Ivoroid heelcap. Bone saddle, nut and pins. Gold Waverly pre-war style open-back tuners (made in Montana). Small "zipper" backstrip in center of the Maple back. 1 3/4" width of fingerboard at nut, 2 1/4" pin spacing at bridge.
     This is a wonderful guitar for playability and for sound. John always sets his guitars up with really nice, low action and this one plays beautifully.
This body style, designed with similar shape and tone chamber as the old vintage "J-185" guitars, really works well across musical boundries.
What I mean to say is - it works well for flatpicking, strumming, fingerpicking, etc. So... until you play it, you'll just have to trust me that it sounds great...
But after falling in love with the sound, you also get to fall in love with the "look". John Walker makes great sunburst finishes, and this one is a fine example of that. And the Maple figure - Mr Walker painstakingly sands figured Maple to ultra fine, using sandpapers up to and past 3000 grit and then burnishing the surface with his hands - the figure seems to leap out at you... almost as if you could actually reach right into the wood and feel the ridges!
     Silas, a guitar player who has worked here for 3 years, tells me that I have to say that this guitar has "Monstrous Sound"

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John Walker Selway Custom 1
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New John Walker Selway Custom Guitar 'Sold'

     This is truly an exquisite instrument from John Walker. A true "Super Jumbo" version by the man who hand built so many of the Prototypes, Customs and the NAMM show display guitars for Gibson during the early and mid-1990's.
     Made with all top quality materials and options:
     Intensely figured Maple back, sides and neck that has the perfect "honey-amber" finish color. Master grade Adirondack Red Spruce top with wide grain, some "bearclaw" figure, and plenty of silky medullary rays. Neck is 2-pc Maple with thin Ebony stringer running down the center. Bindings are complex multiple layers with Macasser Ebony outer bindings - I could run out of space describing these bindings - be sure to look at the photos. Highest grade Abalone purfling around top edge and soundhole rosette. Very interesting wood marquetry backstrip down center of Maple back. Macasser Ebony heelcap. Macasser Ebony end pin wedge beautifully and perfectly mitre'd with multiple bindings.
     Ebony fingerboard, bridge and peghead overlay. Gold Waverly tuners. Tortoise pickguard. Bone nut and saddle, Ebony bridge pins and end pin.
     This is an extremely great sounding guitar. Perfect attack, balance, depth and overall voice.
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John Walker Wise River 1
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New John Walker Wise River with Highly Figured Maple Guitar 'Sold'

     New. Here is a very nice, very powerful slope shoulder guitar from John Walker.
     Blonde finish. Highly Figured Maple back and sides, and a Master Grade Adirondack Red Spruce top. Macassar Ebony fingerboard, bridge, peghead overlay, bindings, and end wedge. Wooden "zig-zag" backstrip. Pearl dot position markers inlaid in fingerboard. MOP JWalker logo inlaid in headstock. Waverly pre-war style open-back tuners. Traditional shape firestripe pickguard. Bone nut, bone intonated saddle and bone bridge and end pins.
     1 3/4" width at nut. 2 1/4" spacing at bridge pins.
     This guitar is great though at this writing it is only a few days old. Lots of power and projection, with an even balance. Very 'robust' and ready to play in your home or on stage. We have had only about 4 of these Maple "Wise River" guitars from John Walker. I am reminded of the times back when John was building handmade Gibsons in their custom shop in Bozeman, MT. It seems like every time John made a Maple slope-shoulder Gibson, the people who heard them would say things like, 'maybe the best one I've ever heard'... or, 'wow, that even beats the Mahogany'...
     Very few luthiers can pull so much tone from Maple that you begin to 'prefer' it over more readily used woods... John does it very well...!  This is an outstanding guitar for the woods used, the perfection of building and the great sound.

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John Walker Wise River 1
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New John Walker Wise River w/ Highly Figured Maple / Red Spruce Guitar 'Sold'

     New. Wonderful Slope-Shoulder guitar, made with excellent figured woods. 1 3/4" width at nut, 2 5/16" pin spacing in bridge.
     Very highly figured Maple back and sides, with highly figured "Bearclaw" Adirondack Red Spruce top. Tortoise (celluloid) bindings on top and back of body, and endwedge. Ebony fingerboard, bridge and peghead overlay. Medium pearl dots in f.b. for position markers. Firestripe pickguard. Nickel Waverly tuners with Ivoroid buttons.
     Since back in the early 1990's, John Walker has established himself as one of the rare luthiers that understands how to fully utilize Maple for guitar tone. Many collectors still swear that the Maple "AJ's", J-200's, J-185's that Walker handbuilt at Gibson in the early/mid 1990's are among the best guitars. John Walker's Maple guitars are never "too light on the bass", or too thin on the trebles. Mr Walker always gives you a lovely, full, bouncy bass and full treble range.
     Years ago John Walker and I were discussing "which guitar body style" and "which woods" he should use for his first guitar made with the Walker logo (previously his handmade guitars had all said "Gibson Custom Shop"). I suggested he build a Slope Shoulder with Maple/Adirondack, as the handbuilt Gibsons he made with that combination were always a "hit" for tone. He built it that way... and I owned that guitar for years, until I had a weak moment during the recent Recession and sold it to a lucky buyer. It was a tremendous guitar.
     This one is no exception - same great beauty and same great tone and same great playability that users have come to expect in guitars by John Walker.

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John Walker Wise River 1
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New John Walker Wise River Guitar 'Sold'

     New.
     Adirondack top with nice sunburst finish. Honduran Mahogany back and sides. Top and back are both single bound with Ivoroid. Mahogany neck with radiused Ebony fretboard and pearl dot inlays. Nickel Waverly tuners with Ivoroid buttons. Ebony peghead overlay with JWalker logo inlaid in pearl. Ebony bridge and pins, firestripe pickguard.
     Huge depth and presence in the lows and highs. This guitar has a very nice tone. The bass is big and bouncy, and the highs are crystal clear.

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John Walker Wise River 1
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New John Walker Wise River Guitar 'Sold'

     New.
     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.

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John Walker Wise River 1
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New John Walker Wise River Guitar 'Sold'

     Adirondack Spruce top with nice tobacco sunburst. Mahogany back, sides and neck. Top and back both have single Ivoroid bindings. Radiused Ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlays. Nickel Waverly tuners with Ivoroid buttons. Ebony bridge and pins. Firestripe pickguard.
    Excellent sound and playability, great flatpicked or fingerpicked.

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New John Walker Wise River w/ Red Spruce top Guitar 'Sold'

     New. Sunburst traditional slope-shoulder guitar. 1 3/4" width at nut. Highly select Mahogany back, sides and neck. Very nice Adirondack Red Spruce top. Ebony fingerboard, bridge and peghead overlay. Nickel Waverly pre-war style tuners with Ivoroid buttons. Small pearl dot inlays in fingerboard. Ivoroid bound body. Traditional fire-striped pickguard. Ivoroid end wedge.
     This is a fine guitar for beauty and for sound. Typical of John Walker guitars, the fit and finish are highest form of hand lutherie.

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New John Walker Wise River Guitar 'Sold'

     New.
     Nice, wide-grained Adirondack Spruce top. Mahogany back, sides and neck. Top and back have single Ivoroid binding. Radiused Ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlays. Nickel Waverly tuners. Ebony peghead overlay with JWalker logo inlaid in pearl. Ebony bridge with pearl inlay. Bone nut, saddle and bridge pins.
     Great sound, very fun guitar to play. The action is very nice and low.
 
 

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New John Walker Wise River Guitar 'Sold'

     This is a new John Walker "Wise River" with Adirondack Red Spruce top. It has been used for display and for shows and is now offered for sale. It is in "new" condition and only has one tiny ding in the treble side waist and one very short finish check near fingerboard extension.
     Beautiful "late '30's" sunburst. Choice Mahogany back, sides and neck. Adirondack Red Spruce top. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Waverly pre-war style open back tuners. Traditional firestripe pickguard. Small dot inlays in fingerboard.
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New John Walker Wise River Sunburst Guitar 'Sold'

Mahogany back, sides and neck, with Adirondack Red Spruce top. Beautiful 3-color "pre-war" sunburst. 1 3/4" width of fingerboard at nut. The Red Spruce top is fairly wide grain across the center of the and tighter last few inches toward the edges. Some tell-tale red streaking typical of Red Spruce in the late wood. Waverly tuners, firestriped pickguard, and ivoroid bindings. Ebony fingerboard, bridge, peghead overlay,
    These guitars are one of the mainstays of John Walker's lineup of models. Similar in shape and appointments to the old venerable J-35's of the 1930's, these guitars exhibit many similarities in tone to the old guitars. Strong voice, good balance, ease of playability.
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New John Walker Wise River Sunburst Guitar 'Sold'

Mahogany back, sides and neck, with Adirondack Red Spruce top. Beautiful 3-color "pre-war" sunburst. 1 3/4" width of fingerboard at nut. Nickel Waverly tuners with ivoroid  buttons and bindings. Ebony fingerboard, bridge, peghead overlay.

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New John Walker Wise River Sunburst Adirondack Spruce top Guitar 'Sold'

This is a fine guitar, indeed. Choice Honduran Mahogany back, sides and neck, with a very nice Adirondack Red Spruce top. Ebony fingerboard, bridge and peghead overlay, with "JWalker" Logo inlaid in pearl, and with small dots inlaid in fingerboard. John makes a nice flourish of style on the back of the neck, where he shades the heel and also cleverly shades the area behind the nut (see photo of Tuners).
   John Walker is getting known for his great sunbursts, and this guitar is no exception. It has a beautiful 3-color pre-war style sunburst top that shows tobacco brown outer edge, with red transition and amber center.
   Polished bone nut and saddle, with Ebony endpin and bridgepins. Nickel Waverly tuners with ivoroid buttons.
   This guitar sounds great - very quick attack with plenty of depth, and plenty of power and beauty.
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2006 John Walker Wise River Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc.(-) Condition. The top has a few dings, mostly near the binding, and a couple of lacquer checks. The back & sides have a couple of light marks here and there with one moderate-sized ding on neck. Strap button installed in correct position in heel.
     Adirondack spruce top with deep sunburst. Mahogany back and sides with more subtle sunburst to match top. Single Ivoroid binding on top and back. Sunburst Mahogany neck, radiused Ebony fretboard with elaborate pearl and Abalone "flower" inlay on 12th fret. Nickel Waverly tuners with Ivoroid buttons. Ebony peghead overlay with JWalker logo inlaid in pearl.
     Early serial number on this guitrar. Very light weight. Great, balanced sound. The sometimes harsh edges of a new Adirondack have been rounded off with years of playing. Great volume, presence and playability.
     Used John Walker Guitars rarely come up for sale and never last very long. Take adavantage of the low pricing on this great sounding guitar.

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2008 John Walker Wise River w/ late '30's style sunburst Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc(+) condition. Sunburst. Hardly any player marks - only one or two tiny touch marks, no fret wear! No strap button installed in heel.
     1 3/4 width at nut. 2 1/4" pin spacing at bridge. 24 3/4" scale length. Select grade Honduran Mahogany back, sides and neck, with high grade Adirondack Red Spruce top. Ebony bridge. Ebony fingerboard with small dot inlays. Nickel Waverly tuners w/ ivoroid buttons. Bone saddle and nut. Ebony pins.
     The sunburst finish on the top has a dramatic look. The tobacco edges aren't too dark, and the transitions from the brown edge to the red and again into the gold at center are very well done.
     This guitar is set up to play and it sounds great.
 
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2008 John Walker Wise River w/ Traditional tobacco sunburst Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc(+) condition. Traditional "mid-'30's" tobacco sunburst. The guitar looks very close to brand new condition. Only has very minor signs of playing on the frets. K & K mini pickup professionally installed, with endpin jack. Strap button installed in center back of neck heel.
     High grade Honduran Mahogany back, sides and neck. Select Adirondack Red Spruce top and braces. 1 3/4" width at nut. 2 1/4" pin spacing at bridge. Beautiful sunburst. Ebony bridge. Ebony fingerboard with small pearl dot inlays. Bone saddle and nut. Ebony pins. Nickel Waverly tuners. Firestripe pickguard.
     This guitar is set up to play and sounds great.
 
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2005 John Walker Wise River Maple Shellac Finish Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc(-) Condition. Here we have the first ever guitar that John Walker put his name on. Sure... by the time this guitar was built, John Walker had built many great handmade Gibsons in the Custom Shop and guitars for Stephen Anderson, but this is the first that was named a "Walker".
     There are areas of stray pickmarks on the top, and a few dings as well, but nothing major at all. The back and sides are really clean. Neck is in great condition with no fret wear.
     Adirondack top with single tortoise-shell binding. Curly Maple back and sides have really great figure. The whole guitar body is finished with hand-rubbed shellac. Mahogany neck with blank Ebony radiused fretboard. Ebony peghead overlay with "JWalker" inlaid in Pearl. Gibson tuners with black buttons. Fire-stripe pickguard. Comes with original composite straight-thru saddle on the guitar, as well as a new Walrus Ivory saddle in the case.
     This is a really phenomenal sounding guitar. This is one from the personal collection of Greg Boyd, and we have been changing our minds about putting it up for months because the sound is so good. The tone is all there, great lows and highs from the first fret to the last.
     John Walker is one of those rare Luthiers who can use Maple to it's full potential. Many Maple guitars can sound quick, but also thin. Walker's Maple guitars let you hear the Maple as a "special treat", where you can "feel" the mids and lows bouncing deep off the back and the highs have a beautiful "pop" attack and clear, sweet tones.
     This guitar would cost over $5000 with the spectacular Maple and the Shellac finish...
     There is no serial number, because this guitar was made before SN 001.
     Set-up is great, action is great, no problems, no repairs.
     * I wish someone would remind me why I am selling this guitar... Oh yeah, i remember now... taxes, bills, more instruments to buy for the store, etc...

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1960 Jose' De La Mora Flamenco Guitar 'Sold'

     Excellent condition. This is a very well made Flamenco guitar by Jose' De La Mora in Los Angeles, in 1960. Cypress guitar with Spruce top. Multiple wood bindings on top, back and sides of body. Original Ebony bridge with Ivory at top rear of bridge and Ivory saddle. Original Ivory nut.
     Guitar shows moderate evidence of prior playing wear, but has no problems. One old back crack repaired professionally. Ebony fingerboard. Original tuners in good shape. Frets have been milled but not properly dressed and polished at this time.
     The sound is quite good... great balance, great attack and lots of expression.

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c. 1960 Kay Guitar 'Sold'

     VG(+) Condition. There is some lacquer checking and just a few scratches on the top, back and sides. The neck has a couple marks in the back, frets are in great shape.
     Spruce top with sunburst finish. Birch back, sides and neck. Radiused rosewood fingerboard. DeArmond pickup with Volume and tone knobs. All original parts and hardware.
     This is a fun guitar to play. It sounds great when played both acoustic and electric, and has just been setup for really nice low action.
     *There is a hard case available for this guitar for an additional $50.00

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New Kevin Kopp "Trail Boss" - Maple Cutaway "Super Jumbo" Guitar 'Sold'

Highly figured Maple back, sides and neck with Carpathian Spruce top. Pull out all the stops! The Maple is so gorgeous! 9-ply top bindings with 7-ply back bindings. Ebony fingerboard with Brazilian Rosewood bridge. Full sunburst - top, back, sides and back of neck. Neck is 2-pc Maple with stringer down the middle. Gold Waverly tuners. Bone saddle and nut with bone bridge pins and endpin. This guitar is available to purchase now. 

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New Kevin Kopp "Trail Boss" - Mahogany Cutaway 12-fret "Super Jumbo" Guitar 'Sold'

     Kevin Kopp has made his mark with the "Trail Boss" guitars.  Choose between Mahogany, Maple, Indian Rosewood, and Brazilian Rosewood for back and sides, and choose Sitka, Adirondack Red, or Lutz Spruce for the tops. 
     The first one, the one that Leo Kotke bought and is using, is Mahogany! We had that first Mahogany prototype here in the store and I have to say I was greatly impressed. Built with choice Mahogany and Spruce, with 12-fret neck joint (using Long Scale!), and rounded Venetian cutaway. Multiple Ivoroid bindings on top and back. Sunburst top.
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New Kevin Kopp "Trail Boss" - Mahogany Cutaway 12-fret Jumbo Guitar 'Sold'

Picture a handbuilt "J-200" with a rare 12-fret neck joint, but still with long scale length. Now add a round cutaway... The very first J-200's in the 1930's had "AJ" straight bridges - this one has that, too. The voicing of the top is wonderful, and this guitar delivers great sound. This "Trail Boss" is a guitar that flatpicks well, fingerpicks well, strums excellent full swing bar chords or open chords. It is an amazingly well-balanced guitar - huge bass with powerful trebles. Multiple bindings top and back. Brazilian rosewood fingerboard and bridge, gold open-back tuners. Mahogany back, sides, and neck. Choice "Master Grade" Sitka Spruce top. French-polish Shellac finish on spruce top, with nitro-cellulose lacquer on remaining parts of guitar. I really can't stress enough how singularly great this guitar is for pure joy of sound and playing. Add $250 for sunburst top, or $500 for full guitar sunburst.
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New Kevin Kopp AJ Guitar 'Sold'

     New.
     Adirondack Spruce top with excellent sienna sunburst finish. Madagascar Rosewood back and sides. Top, back and fingerbgoard have single Ivoroid bindings. Mahogany neck. Radiused fingerboard with diamond and arrow inlays. Waverly tuners. 25 1/2" long scale, 1 3/4" width at nut. Peghead overlay with Kopp logo and pearl diamond and arrow inlay. Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard, peghead overlay and bridge.
     Sounds great right out of the box. Loud and punchy with lots of clarity and note definition. A good "AJ" style guitar, which departs from the "J-35" or J-45" design by having long scale length and Rosewood back and sides. Sonically, this translates into a "wall of sound" in a well-made AJ-style guitar. Our current sound samples demonstrate how good this example sounds when fingerpicked, but I am here to say that it also sounds excellent when flatpicked.

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New Kevin Kopp K 35 Guitar 'Sold'

     New.
     Adirondack Spruce top with "bearclaw" figure. Top has single Ivoroid binding. Mahogany back, sides and neck also with Ivoroid binding. Radiused fingerboard with pearl dot inlays. Nickel Waverly tuners with Ivoroid buttons. Ebony peghead overlay.
     Sound is lively with lots of good bounce in the bass, and plenty of resonance.

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New Kevin Kopp K 35 Guitar 'Sold'

     New.
     Adirondack Spruce top with single Ivoroid binding. Mahogany back, sides and neck also with Ivoroid binding. Radiused fingerboard with pearl dot inlays. Nickel Waverly tuners with Ivoroid buttons. Ebony peghead overlay.
     Sound is very strong and powerful with great projection.

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Kevin Kopp K-185 with Transferred Warranty Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc. Condition
    Spruce top with nice sunburst finish and 4-ply Ivoroid binding. Highly figured maple back and sides also with 4-ply Ivoroid binding. Mahogany neck. Radiused Rosewood fingerboard with pearl parallelogram inlays.
     This guitar is a beauty and works quite well playing thru several musical genres.
     In my opinion these handmade "185" style guitars outpace even the original vintage examples, soundwise. Better depth, balance, clarity... a great guitar.
     Kevin Kopp is offering this very clean "pre-owned" guitar with re-authorized warranty, for $1000 less than a new one. A new one made like this would cost $5250 if ordered today... Take advantage of a great guitar at a great price, made by a great luthier in the great state of Montana.

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2009 Kevin Kopp K-185 w/ Figured Koa & Red Spruce Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc(+) condition. Nicely figured Koa back and sides with a lot of rich character and figure. Excellent Adirondack Red Spruce top - again, with a lot of grain character. Both woods complement each other with Mr Kopp's color scheme. The golden brown of the Koa works very well with the blonde top, visually. Guitar shows some slight player wear. Small area of finger wear between pickguard and bridge. Frets show minor wear. There are a few small, insignificant marks here and there, but nothing to get upset about.
     1 3/4" width at nut, 2 1/4" pin spacing at bridge. 24 3/4" scale length. Koa back and sides. Red Spruce top. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Medium pearl dot inlays in fingerboard. Ivoroid bindings around top and back of body, with top having multiple black/ivo/black purfling. Mahogany neck, with Ebony peghead overlay and Waverly tuners. Strap button installed professionally on heel. Firestripe pick guard.
     This is a very nice looking guitar that is set-up very well - it plays and sounds great.

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New Kevin Kopp K-200 Guitar 'Sold'

     New. Sunburst.
     Adirondack Red Spruce top and highest grade old cut Brazilian Rosewood back and sides. The Brazilian Rosewood is quarter-sawn old-growth wood cut maybe 30-40 years ago. Mahogany neck. Top and Back have multiple Ivoroid bindings, fretboard and peghead are single bound with ivoroid. Radiused Rosewood fingerboard with pearl block inlays. Brazilian Rosewood peghead overlay with Kopp logo and "flowerpot" inlay. Nickel relic Waverly tuners. Brazilian Rosewood bridge. 1950's ivory nut and saddle. Tasteful hand-engraved, hand-painted pickguard.
     Mr. Kevin Kopp is celebrated for his fine handmade J-200's that he hand-built in the Gibson Custom Shop here in Montana. Since establishing his own Kopp brand, Kevin has been mostly known for his own true Jumbo design, the "Trail Boss" guitar. This "K-200" is more of a 'refined' J-200 design inside, with advancements in wood dimension, bracing placement and hand-tuning.
     Sound is very refined and extremely powerful. Nice, crisp attack with great resonance. The balance is perfect.

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Kevin Kopp K-35 Top
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New Kevin Kopp K-35 Custom w/ Red Spruce & Shellac top finish Guitar 'Sold'

Beautiful Honduran Mahogany back, sides, and neck, with Select Grade Adirondack Red Spruce top. Ebony fingerboard, Brazilian Rosewood bridge with straight-thru intonated saddle. Pre-war style firestriped pickguard. This guitar has some great options on it besides the Red Spruce upgrade... 
    Multiple Ivoroid top binding. Ivoroid bound peghead and fingerboard. Ivoroid end-wedge. The top has a beautiful Shellac finish. "Kopp" logo is inlaid in Ebony peghead overlay instead of "silkscreen" decal. Bone nut and intonated saddle. Waverly nickel tuners. Ebony bridge pins and endpin.
    The guitar is beatifully colored, with antiqued look to the Red Spruce top and bindings that perfectly complements the brown color of the Mahogany back, sides and neck.
    This guitar has very strong sound - immediate and full attack with open response and plenty of power and depth.
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New Kevin Kopp K-35 Sunburst w/ Red Spruce & Shellac top finish Guitar 'Sold'

This is a very nice guitar from Kevin Kopp. Honduran Mahogany back, sides and neck, with interesting grain. Adirondack Red Spruce top that shows lots of mottled figure. Ebony fingerboard and peghead overlay, Brazilian Rosewood bridge. Nickel Waverly tuners with Ivoroid buttons. Bone nut, intonated saddle, and bridge pins. "Kopp" logo is "faux silkscreen" decal. Small pearl dots inlaid in fingerboard. Body top and back are bound with ivoroid. 1 3/4" width of nut at fingerboard. Shellac top finish.
    Very handsome red/brown sunburst, and the tobacco-brown edges are light enough to let you see all the wood grain of the top. The medium brown color of the Mahogany works well with the sunburst top to give a great overall look.
    The sound is very good. It is refined enough to sound full and clear with extremely light touch, yet responds to heavier playing with big dynamic range.
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New Kevin Kopp K-35 w/ Red Spruce & French Polished top Guitar 'Sold'

Mahogany sloped shoulder guitar from Kevin Kopp. Beautiful Honduran Mahogany back, sides and neck, with an Adirondack Red Spruce top. Sunburst top. 1 3/4" width of fingerboard at nut. Ivoroid body binding. Waverly tuners. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Bone saddle and nut. One upgrade on this guitar is the French Polished Shellac finish on the Red Spruce top. This Shellac finish on the top is only about .0028" thickness! This is amazingly light finish - even lighter than most varnish finishes!
*The base price of the Kopp "K-35" (as of June 2008), is $3650 with Waverly tuners. Add $250 for Adirondack Red Spruce top. Sunburst finish adds $250, and the Shellac top finish adding $350.
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New Kevin Kopp K-35 Guitar 'Sold'

     New.
     Adirondack Spruce top with very nice finish. The color is a beautiful sienna red-brown sunburst, reminiscent of late 20's Gibson sunbursts. Mahogany back, sides and neck. Top and back have single Ivoroid bindings. Radiused Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot inlays. Brazilian Rosewood bridge. Nickel Waverly tuners with Ivoroid buttons. Ebony peghead overlay with Kopp logo inlaid in pearl. 1 3/4" width at nut. 2 1/4" pin spacing. Bone nut and intonated saddle. Bone bridge pins and end pin.
     Very satisfying tone, with excitement and balance and strong voice. Sounds as good fingerpicked as it does flatpicked. Great balance up and down the neck.

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New Kevin Kopp K-35 w/ Adirondack Red Spruce Top Guitar 'Sold'

     New. Sunburst slope-shoulder guitar, handbuilt by the reknown luthier, Kevin Kopp. Mr Kopp is one of those rare builders today who does not use CnC technology for guitar construction. Everything is handcut or built with handmade jigs and forms.
     Adirondack Red Spruce top, select Mahogany back, sides and neck. Rosewood fingerboard and bridge. Firestripe pickguard. Waverly tuners with ivoroid buttons. Small dot inlays in fingerboard. Kopp logo inlaid in peghead veneer. Bone intonated saddle and nut. Bone pins. Neck has a "full" feeling "C" profile, but not 'overly large'. Ivoroid bindings around top and back edge of body. Ivoroid/black/ivoroid soundhole rosette.
     Beautiful 'red-brown' sunburst finish that shows off the bold grain lines in the Spruce top wood.
     This guitar is very lightweight, and has great resonance - the whole guitar is alive and humming when you are playing it. At the time of this writing, this guitar is one day old... and its already sounding like a mature guitar. It is very well balanced across the strings and has a very satisfying "pop" in the attack of treble AND bass notes. Its an excellent guitar!
 

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New Kevin Kopp K-35 Guitar 'Sold'

 
Here is another great sloped shoulder from Kevin Kopp. Beautiful Honduran Mahogany back, sides and neck, with an Adirondack Red Spruce top. Sunburst top. 1 3/4" width of fingerboard at nut. Ivoroid body binding. Waverly tuners. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Bone saddle and nut. Even as a spanking brand new instrument, this guitar has a really great sound.
*The base price of the Kopp "K-35" is $3650 including Waverly tuners. Add $250 for Adirondack Red Spruce top. Sunburst finish adds $250 to the base price.
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New Kevin Kopp K-35 Red Spruce top Guitar 'Sold'

     Mahogany slope-shouldered guitar with Adirondack Red Spruce top. Honduran Rosewood fingerboard and bridge. Waverly nickel pre-war style open back tuners. Bone saddle and nut, bone bridge pins and endpin. Dots inlaid in fingerboard.
     Beautiful sunburst - doesn't have a dark tobacco brown edge; more like a red-brown edge that doesn't obscure the grain.
     The sound is quick and powerful with lots of depth and presence.
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New Kevin Kopp K-35 Sunburst Guitar 'Sold'

     Sloped shoulder "jumbo" that is true to the old original J-35 guitars. Kevin Kopp builds them light, without any excess wood mass; the result being a very quick response and a resonance that you can feel when you play it.
     Choice Mahogany back, sides, and neck. Adirondack Red Spruce top that shows a lot of character in the grain. Waverly pre-war style open back tuners. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Bone nut, saddle and endpin. 1 3/4" nut width. Small dot inlays in fingerboard. Traditional firestripe pickguard.
     This is a fine guitar that works well for flatpicking or for fingerstyle. Lots of tone, with quick response, balance, depth and resonance.
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New Kevin Kopp K-35 w/ Adirondack Red Spruce top Guitar 'Sold'

    This is a sloped shoulder sunburst beauty. True to the original model "35", this guitar has sloped shoulder body with 14-fret neck joint and standard short scale of 24 3/4". Width of fingerboard at nut is 1 3/4".
    Select Mahogany back, sides and neck, with Adirondack Red Spruce top. The sunburst is pretty dramatic, with vivid reds accenting the tobacco to gold transition. Ebony fingerboard, with Brazilian Rosewood bridge. Nickel Waverly vintage style open-back tuners.
    Kevin Kopp builds fine sounding and playing guitars - suitable for flatpicking or strumming, swatting western swing bar chords, or upscale fingerpicking.
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2005 Kevin Kopp K-35 Guitar 'Sold'

     VG(+) Condition. There is player wear throughout. Pick scratches on the top, and some knicks and dings on the top, back and sides. The frets have a little wear, but not much. No cracks.
     Excellent Sitka Spruce top with sunburst finish. Mahogany back, sides and neck. Top, back, fretboard and peghead all have single Ivoroid bindings. Radiused Rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot inlays. Nickel Gotoh open-geared tuners.
     Great sound, big and loud without being harsh or brittle. It sounds pretty much like what it is in essence - an "AJ" with a Mahogany Body.

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2007 Kevin Kopp K-35 Custom Guitar 'Sold'

     Excellent original condition. Choice Mahogany back, sides and neck. Adirondack Red Spruce top. French polish Shellac finish on the top. Nitro cellulose finish on back and sides, peghead and neck. Beautiful sunburst color. 1 3/4" nut width. Small dot inlas. Ebony fingerboard with Brazilian Rosewood bridge. Waverly tuners.
     This guitar has "wide open" sound. It is well enunciated with strong attack and resonance.
    
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2005 Kevin Kopp K-35 Long Scale Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc(-) condition. Some player wear on top - thumbpick marks on bass side of soundhole, some pick and fingernail marks on treble side below pickguard. There are some minor touch-marks and dings, but it is very nice overall.
     Long scale guitar. Where most people think of slope-shouldered guitars with 'short-scale' length in mind, there were actually quite a few times when Gibson built long scale models, like the famous "Advanced Jumbo" guitars of the 1930's. Gibson Custom Shop under the direction of John Walker also handbuilt quite a few long scale "AJ 35's"... meaning it was a Mahogany Advanced Jumbo, or a long scale J-35. At any rate, this particular guitar makes good use of the long scale.
     Mahogany back, sides and neck. Select Sitka Spruce top. Sunburst finish. Nickel pre-war style open-back tuners. Antiqued ivoroid bindings on top, back, fingerboard and peghead. Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard, bridge and peghead overlay. Kopp logo in peghead is antique gold decal that looks just like the old c1940 Gibson silkscreen logos. Small dot inlays of MOP in fingerboard. Old style fire-stripe pickguard.
     Ok... here it is... this guitar is a HONKER! It is "wide-open" and big, with everything about the tone in the "plus" column. Set-up is good and it has no problems.
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New Kevin Kopp K-35 Prototype - Roy Smeck style Guitar 'Sold'

     Newest creation from Kevin Kopp. Built as a prototype 12-fret version of his popular K-35 guitars, this guitar captures the essence of the old "Roy Smeck" models of the 1930's. Mahogany back, sides and neck. Adirondack Red Spruce top. Sunburst finish on top.
     1 3/4" width at nut. 24 3/4" scale length. 12-fret neck joint. At the time of this writing Kevin Kopp is on vacation, so I can't answer specific questions about bracing and tone bars. Built using hide glue.
     Ebony peghead overlay with white decal that looks like the old silk-screened logos of the 1930's. Honduran Rosewood fingerboard and bridge. Dot inlays in fingerboard. Top and back of body are bound with ivoroid. Pre-war style Waverly open-back tuners with ivoroid buttons. Bone saddle and nut and bridge pins. Traditional fire-striped pickguard.
     This is a very fine sounding guitar... and it is a prototype, with label reading "Model - Prototype".
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New Kevin Kopp K-35 Sunburst Guitar 'Sold'

     New.
     Sunburst Adirondack Spruce top. Mahogany back, sides and neck. Top and back are single bound with Ivoroid. Radiused Rosewood fretboard with pearl dot inlays. Rosewood bridge. Nickel Waverly tuners with Ivoroid buttons. Kopp logo inlaid in pearl in the peghead. Firestripe pickguard.
     Very nice sound. Balanced, with a nice crisp attack. Great volume and projection. We've already had several experienced players who own old original J-45's and SJ's, etc, who are amazed at how "open" and "mature" this guitar sounds.

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New Kevin Kopp L-02 Guitar 'Sold'

     New.
     Mahogany bell-bottomed beauty, styled after the old "L-00's" of the 1930's. High grade Mahogany back, sides and neck, with Red Spruce top. The sunburst finish and overall look is very nice. Beautiful Honduran Rosewood fingerboard and bridge. Ivoroid bindings around top and back of body. Nickel Waverly tuners with ivoroid buttons. Kopp logo inlaid in peghead overlay.
     This is one of Kevin Kopp's most sought-after guitar models.

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New Kevin Kopp L-02 Guitar 'Sold'

Similar design as the old "L-00". Sunburst top, with dark tobacco brown back, sides and back of neck. Mahogany back, sides and neck, with Red Spruce top. Brazilian rosewood bridge & fingerboard. Nickel Waverly tuners. Faithful to the old originals, with traditional body shape and a 24 3/4" scale length. This is a very good sounding guitar. Quick response, and very lightweight in your hands.
 
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New Kevin Kopp L-02 Guitar 'Sold'

Black Top. Here is another fine one from Mr Kopp. Similar to an old "L-00". Black top, with dark tobacco brown back, sides and back of neck. Mahogany back, sides and neck, with Sitka Spruce top. Faithful to the old originals, with traditional body shape and a 24 3/4" scale length. This is a very good sounding guitar. Quick response, and very lightweight in your hands. One regular customer has already stated that it surpasses his original black L-00 from the 1930's!
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Un Played Condition Kevin Kopp L-02 Guitar 'Sold'

     Almost New Condition. No playing wear, no repairs, no problems. one or two very tiny marks on the guitar that are hard to find.
     Built in the style of the old vintage Gibson L-00's, this guitar is 'light as a feather' and comes alive with resonance and vibration when you play it. 1 3/4" width of fingerboard at nut, 2 5/16" pin spacing in bridge. Choice Mahogany back, sides and neck. Select Red Spruce top with beautiful sunburst finish. Beautiful Rosewood fingerboard and bridge. Kopp logo inlaid in Ebony peghead overlay. Nickel open-back Waverly tuners with ivoroid 3-lobed buttons. Firestrip pickguard. Ivoroid binding around top and back edge of body. Bone nut, saddle, bridge pins and endpin.
     This is a very lively guitar in your hands. The "balance" from bass to treble is great - big, full bass tones with correct complement of overtones, with clear singing treble.
     To order a "new" version of this guitar, would cost $4350... So why not get this one in 'almost new' condition, for $900 less?
 

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New Kevin Kopp L-02 "Demo" Guitar 'Sold'

     This is a new guitar, being sold as a demo by Kevin Kopp in his shop. There is a small lacquer check along the center seam in the top.
     Adirondack Spruce top. Mahogany back, sides and neck. 1930's style sunburst. 24 3/4" short scale. Nickel Waverly tuners.
     Nice warm tone, sounds excellent when fingerpicked.

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New Kevin Kopp Lil' Hoss Cutaway Guitar 'Sold'

     Another great guitar design from Kevin Kopp.  Similar to a J-185 body design, with Mahogany back, sides and neck and select Spruce top.  Rounded cutaway, with 12-fret neck joint. 24 3/4" scale length.  1 3/4" width of fingerboard at nut.
     The 12-fret neck joint causes the bridge to be moved about 1 5/16" farther away from soundhole. This enables the bridge and bridge plate to act differently with the braces and the top, causing a very pleasing pronounced attack and a good timbre to the tone.
     Very good balanced sound, with strong bass to complement the treble.  Easy to play from the 1st position to the last fret.
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New Kevin Kopp OM Guitar 'Sold'

     Another great guitar from Kevin Kopp. "Lutz" spruce top. Madagascar rosewood back, sides. Traditional OM body shape and a 25 1/2" scale length. Nickel Waverly tuners. Very fine guitar that is very open and resonant, and light as a feather.
     This guitar is being put on sale to help Kevin Kopp amass some funds to put a down payment on some property.
 
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Kevin Kopp Sloped-Shoulder K-35 1
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New Kevin Kopp Sloped-Shoulder K-35 Guitar 'Sold'

Prototype #1. "J-35 style" guitar. Mahogany back and sides, choice Sitka Spruce top. 24 3/4" scale length. Sunburst finish. Spruce top is finished with french-polished Shellac, with nitro-cellulose lacquer on remainder of guitar. Very good sound. Strong attack, full timbre, great projection. This guitar has a very "authentic" dry wood sound, that distinctly reminds you of the old original J-35's.
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New Kevin Kopp Trail Boss Lutz Spruce top Guitar 'Sold'

     Sunburst Super Jumbo cutaway. Mahogany back, sides and neck. Lutz Spruce top.
     * 'Lutz' Spruce is a hybrid species that comes from crossing Sitka Spruce, White Spruce and sometimes Englemann Spruce. These hybrids show wonderful stiffness that many builders say rival Red Spruce, but with maybe a little different character to the tone. We have had several guitars with Lutz Spruce tops by Kevin Kopp and they all were great. They all had fast abrupt attack, like Red Spruce, but also more 'growl' right away, like German Spruce or Englemann.
     Back to the guitar... This is just a wonderful sounding instrument. I don't know if I can remember ever having a Gibson J-200 that sounded as balanced, or had as great of a bounce to the bass.
     To let you know just how good of a guitar these are, Leo Kotke has TWO Trail Boss 6-strings and a 12-string...
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New Kevin Kopp Trail Boss Mahogany Cutaway 12-fret "Super Jumbo" Guitar 'Sold'

     This is the guitar that quickly put Kevin Kopp "on the map" as a builder.  Using all top materials, start with a basic 'J-200 style' body, but brace it and voice it to have high degree of response and balance.  Use normal 25 1/2" scale length, but attach it at the 12th fret, so that the bridge is pushed further down from soundhole 1 3/8".  Then make it a rounded cutaway.
     Voila'... there you have the "Trail Boss"... a very full sounding powerhouse guitar that gives a new meaning to the words, 'bass response'.  Yes, it is balanced, but the bass is a nice fat bouncy wave of tone.  Trebles are clear and strong, too.
    Figured Mahogany back, sides and neck, with Lutz Spruce top.  Ebony fingerboard and bridge, with small dot inlays in the fingerboard.  6-ply Ivoroid top binding, 4-ply back binding.  Fingerboard and peghead are also bound with Ivoroid.  Beautiful sunburst top.  Waverly nickel tuners.
     This is a tremendous guitar, for both its playability and its tone.  This is the same model that Leo Kotke is playing...!
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2007 Kevin Kopp Trail Boss Custom Maple Cutaway Sunburst Guitar 'Sold'

Like new condition. NO player wear. Here is a custom version of the famous "Trail Boss" that Leo Kotke has been using for a couple of years now. Highly flamed Maple back, sides and neck, with Carpathian Spruce top. Fully appointed, with 5-ply ivoroid top and back bindings, and ivoroid bound fingerboard and headstock. Round, "Venetian" cutaway. "Kopp" logo inlaid in pearl in Ebony peghead veneer. The full sunburst finish is strikingly beautiful, and truly sets this guitar apart from many.
    But... the best part is the tone...
    Huge sound that is very enunciated and balanced. You can fingerpick this guitar or flatpick it - it works quite well for either. If you love good 'ol J-200's, you'll really love this guitar! It beats any J-200 I've ever played, and I've played hundreds of them...
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2007 Kevin Kopp Trail Boss Guitar 'Sold'

     VG(+) Condition. Top has a few dings, and several repaired cracks. Back is in good shape with just a few scratches and small dings. There are two areas of chipped finish in the sides. Small amounts of fret wear on the fingerboard.
     Englemann Spruce top with red sunburst. Highly figured Maple back, sides and neck, all with matching sunburst. Top has 6-ply Ivoroid binding, back has 3-ply. Rdiused Ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlays. Fretboard and peghead both have single Ivoroid binding. Nickel Waverly tuners. Ebony peghead overlay with Kopp logo inlaid in pearl. Strap button installed in correct position in the heel. Rosewood bridge. Firestripe pickguard.
     Great sound with a big, percussive low end and nice, crisp highs.

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2007 Kevin Kopp Trail Boss Cutaway Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc. Condition. This is the only blonde-top cutaway Trail Boss that Kopp has made. Top is very clean, but has several polite touch marks. The back, sides and neck are all in really great shape. No marks, no fret wear.
     Sitka Spruce top. Mahogany back, sides and neck. Top has 6-ply Ivoroid binding. Back has 4-ply Ivoroid binding. Neck and peghhead have single Ivoroid binding. Radiused Gabon Ebony fingerboard with small Pearl dot inlays. Brazilian Rosewood bridge. Nickel Waverly tuners.
     1 3/4" width at nut. 25 1/2" scale length. 12-fret neck joint.
     This guitar has a huge low end with good treble and mid-range balance. Great open tone for finger-picking. Moving the 12-fret joint spaces the bridge further away from the soundhole 1 3/8 inches to allow for a different timbre in the attack which is very rich and satisfying. This is a very nice, low price for such a fine, hand-made guitar. Leo Kottke has owned 3 Kopp Trail Boss guitars for several years now and there are some You Tube videos of him playing them.

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Kurt Gisclair "000-A Koa". 1
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New Kurt Gisclair "000-A Koa". Guitar 'Sold'

1 3/4" width at nut. Koa back and sides, with Adirondack Red Spruce top. This is a great "early" guitar from our friend, Kurt Gisclair in Alaska. Kurt has established himself with a string of mandolins over the last 5 or 6 years. These first guitars have a lot going for them. This Koa "000" has nice Koa and Red Spruce, as well as some "extras", like the Koa heel cap, the colorful back strip, the multiple ivoroid bindings, ebony pyramid bridge, and the vintage profile neck. This guitar plays well and has a wonderful "open" sound. Price reduced... 
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New Kurt Gisclair D-18 EH Honduran Mahogany + Englemann Spruce Guitar 'Sold'

     New. Strap button has been professionally installed by the builder.
     Strikingly beautiful, master-grade Engelmann Spruce top with incredibly even grain and "silky" siderays. Herringbone purfling. Honduran Mahogany back, sides and neck. Rosewood center strip in back. Herringbone soundhole rosette .Multiple wood bindings with Rosewood outer binding on top and back. Radiused Ebony fretboard with small Abalone dot inlays. Ebony peghead overlay with Abalone Gisclair logo and "Fleur de Lis" inlayl. Nickel Gotoh tuners. Diamond volute behind nut. Fossilized Walrus Ivory nut and compensated saddle.Tor-Tis pickguard. Multiple layer Rosewood heel cap. Ebony bridge pins and end pin with "Paris Eye."
     Sound is very open with great sustain on single notes and chords. We have been selling handmade instruments by Kurt Gisclair since he started building over 10 years ago, and this guitar is the sound we've been waiting for. This guitar would be stiff competition for any strong D-18 from Martin, Collings, Bourgeois etc.

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1994 Lakewood D-54 Custom Guitar 'Sold'

Excellent Original Condition. Since 1985 Martin Seeliger has made well respected Lakewood guitars in Germany. These guitars sell a bit below what you expect to pay to get this sort of soundpower, with clean workmanship.
    This guitar is certainly a good example of a Brazilian Dreadnaut. Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, with select Spruce top. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Mahogany neck. Abalone top bindings and abalone soundhole rosette.
    The sound is really great! Very powerful tone and presence, with very strong growling low range and clear highs.
    We know the original owner of this guitar, and while he did play it and enjoy it, there is no sign of careless handling. Fresh new fret work.
    These Lakewood D-54 Customs sell now for over $7000 U.S. Dollars in Germany.
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Recent Larrivee D-03R Guitar 'Sold'

     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.

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Loar LH-300-VS 1
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2012 Loar LH-300-VS Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc. Condition. Very few signs of player wear.
     Spruce top with sunburst finish. Maple back, sides and neck. Mahogany neck, radiused Ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlays.
     Sound is nice and punchy.

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1999 Martin D-42 Guitar 'Sold'

Exc(-) condition. This is a very nice D-42. Indian Rosewood back and sides, choice grade Spruce top. Lots of Abalone purflings - top edge, soundhole rosette, and bordering fingerboard extension. Neck and peghead are multiple bound with ivoroid. Snowflake inlays in fingerboard and bridge. Advanced scalloped braces. Only has very minor scratches at edge of back and a few small dings on back of neck. Baggs pickup professionally installed.
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Martin 0-18 1
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1951 Martin 0-18 Guitar 'Sold'

    Exc(+) condition. No Cracks. Original frets. Bridge has been replaced with newer Brazilian Rosewood vintage copy. Recent neck reset by John Joyner. Original Tuners.
    This fine old Martin is in very nice shape and plays great, with good low action and plenty of saddle height. It is very open sounding with a full voice.
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Martin 0-28 1
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1880s Martin 0-28 Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc (restored) condition. 1 7/8" width at nut.
     Quarter-sawn Brazilian Rosewood back and sides with either Engelmann or Red Spruce top. Cypress neck. Newer ebony fingerboard and bridge. Entire guitar was refinished except neck. End of peghead was sanded on. Neck originally had straight peg tuners, and then later had some dog-ear banjo tuners, so there are holes left from those tuners. Currently modern pre-War re-issue pancake tuners are installed on the guitar. One stray hole near top of peghead on back for hanging on a nail in a cabin does not go through to front of peghead. Top has only one small crack repaired. Back has one light crack repaired. Several small sidecracks professionally done and repaired tight. Neck has a pronounced V profile. Ivory outer bindings on top and back of guitar with multiple wood purflings seen on back of guitar and wooden herringbone purfling seen on front of guitar inside the binging. Ivory heelcap. Ivory rosette. Ivory endwedge. Currently ebony/abalone bridge pins. Ivory nut and saddle. Tasteful inlays in fingerboard.
     This guitar has great setup and playability. With Silk & Steel strings, it is one of the finest sounding guitars in this whole store. Beautiful guitar.

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1958 Martin 00-17 Guitar 'Sold'

     VG(+) Condition. The top has lacquer checking, a handful of dents and dings and one repaired crack. Sides have some scrapes and two repaired cracks. The back has lacquer checking and three repaired cracks. The neck has a sizeable area where finish has been rubbed off and a few other marks. Neck has been recently reset and the frets have been milled.
     All Mahogany body. Radiused Rosewood fretboard with Ivoroid dot inlays. Rosewood bridge. All-original parts.
     Great sound. Nice, crisp attack with a solid low end. This guitar is fun to play. It's set up great for fingerpicking, and the sound is clear and loud.

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1931 Martin 00-18 Guitar 'Sold'

     Exceptional original condition. The top has a few very tiny touch marks, and shows polite lacquer checking. The back and sides just have a few small marks and slight lacquer checking. There are two very small side cracks that have been professionally repaired. The neck is in great original shape with just a few small marks. Bar frets are in great shape, peghead is really clean. Tuners are in exceptionally fine original condition.
     Adirondack Red Spruce top. Mahogany back, sides and neck. Top is multiple bound, back has single wood binding. Radiused Ebony fretboard with graduated Abalone dot inlays. Original pickguard and "belly bridge". Slotted peghead with original tuners and "CF Martin & Co" stamped on the back.
     Excellent sound, excellent condition. This is a beautiful original Martin. These guitars represent the most desirable of all the 12-fret, 00-18's. A good time to buy is right now, when this one is priced 15% or 20% below their pre-recession price.

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1926 Martin 00-18 Guitar 'Sold'

     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.
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Martin 00-18
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1937 Martin 00-18 Guitar 'Sold'

     VG. condition. There is a large area of unprofessional repair work on the sides where a tire iron went through the guitar. There is significant pick wear on the binding side of the pickguard, and one small repaired top crack near the bridge. There is lacquer checking throughout the body.
     Adirondack Spruce top with multiple bindings and tortoise purfling. Mahogany back, sides and neck. Radiused Ebony fingerboard with graduated pearl dot inlays. Newer Grover tuners.
     Sound is very nice and open. The guitar is in great shape to take out and play.

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1954 Martin 00-18 Guitar 'Sold'

     Exceptional condition. This may be the nicest one - certainly the nicest one we've ever had. NO cracks, NO repairs. Original finish, original bridge, original tuners, original pickguard, etc. Only has some very minor dings here and there, but no significant scratches or dents. And it was recently set-up to play real well.
     Mahogany back, sides and neck. Spruce top. Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard and bridge. Newer bone nut and saddle. Original open-back tuners.
     Very strong "opened-up" sound that is well-balanced from bass to treble. It is truly a joy to play from the first position to the end of the fingerboard. Fast, sure attack with beautiful tone everywhere on the fingerboard. This is one of those rare guitars that is sought by collectors, for its originality and by players, for its tone and playability.
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Martin 00-18 Top
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1943 Martin 00-18 Guitar 'Sold'

     Good(+) condition. This guitar has had several large side and back crack repairs. No cracks on top. Top was refinished, but original pickguard is intact. This guitar is in fine playing condition and all necessary work has been completed. Please call for accurate in-hand description of all repairs (406) 327-9925.
     This venerable old workhorse guitar has played in many performances. It is a great playing, sounding and looking guitar from the front. The back of the guitar shows several crack repairs and scratches and random dings. Both sides of the guitar show crack repairs and yellowing of lacquer from moisture. There are no problems with the top which leads one to think the top was refinished because of moisture damage to the lacquer (like a water ring from a drinking glass on a fine table finish).
     Cuban Mahogany back, sides and neck with Adirondack Red Spruce top. Rosewood fingerboard, bridge and peghead overlay. Original tortoise pickguard. Original tuners replaced with Waverly pre-war style open back tuners. Original factory scalloped bracing and original small Maple bridge plate in fine condition.
     This is a great sounding and playing guitar that is ready to give you long hours of enjoyment while making your close friends jealous that they didn't see it first.

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1939 Martin 00-18 Guitar 'Sold'

Just in... Please call 406/327-9925
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Martin 00-18 Custom 1
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2008 Martin 00-18 Custom Double Anniversary! Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc(+) condition. This guitar celebrates Martin Guitar's 175th anniversary as well as The Podium's 50th anniversary of being a music store.
     This is a very special "00" guitar. Mahogany back, sides, and neck with very good select Englemann Spruce top. 1 23/32" nut width. Ebony belly bridge with through-saddle. Graduated dot inlays in ebony fingerboard. Ebony heelcap. Rosewood peghead overlay. Tortoise pattern pickguard. Tortoise bindings around top and back of body with multiple wooden purfling on top edge.
     This guitar was owned and played by a very good fingerpicker in our area. There is very little wear and very little careless marks on the guitar. Some evidence of fretwear and a few random touches here and there. Comes with K&K pickup professionally installed.
     Very fine sounding guitar. Very good playing. Setup is good, everything is good. The well-balanced sound you expect from a quality Martin.

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1961 Martin 00-18E Guitar 'Sold'

     VG. Condition. The top has a few cracks, and normal amounts of dings and lacquer wear. The back has one sizeable ding and some pretty deep scratches in addition to a number of smaller knicks. There is one open crack in the sides. Moderate amount of fret wear on the fingerboard. Some of the finish has been rubbed away from the back of the neck from playing.
     Nice spruce top, Mahogany back, sides and neck. Top has multiple cream purflings and outer tortoise binding. Radiused Rosewood fingerboard with graduated pearl dot inlays. Original Nickel Kluson tuners. Original Rosewood bridge. Original pickup and volume/tone controls.
     Sounds great acoustically or plugged in. Pickups and tone controls still work and sound great.

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1939 Martin 00-18T Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc(++) condition. Very rare guitar! Martin made quite a few 0-18 Tenor guitars, but not very many at all of the 00-18 Tenors, and to be sunburst only adds to it's rarity. Apparently only 2 of these were ever made.
     This guitar has been treated very well for years and years. No cracks. Only some "polite" finish checking, some random nicks and dings, and very little wear on what appear to be the original frets. Small area of belt buckle wear on back.
     Cuban Mahogany back, sides and neck, with Adirondack Red Spruce top. All original finish, original open-back Grover G-98 tuners, original pickguard, bridge, etc.
     If you are looking for a great playing tenor guitar that also has "collector value", then this is it. The tone is superior, it plays easy, it has no problems.
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Martin 00-21 1
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1976 Martin 00-21 Guitar 'Sold'

     Exceptional original condition. Only has a very few small touch marks as evidence of prior use. NO fret wear.
     The 00-21 was a model chosen by Martin to remain as a slotted headstock 12-fret model since it was introduced in 1898. You can find some custom versions with 14-fret neck joint.
     Indian Rosewood back and sides with Spruce top. Rosewood fingerboard and bridge. Graduated dot inlays in fingerboard. Rosewood peghead overlay. Bone nut and saddle. Multiple 5-ply bindings on top edge with 2-ply bindings on back edge, both with black outer bindings. Neck profile is a "soft" Vee. Width of fingerboard at nut is a little more than 1 13/16". Bridge pin spacing 1 5/16". Tuners are beautiful 3-on-a-plate pre-war style open backs, with cream buttons. Black end wedge with mitre lines connecting to bindings above and below. Original black pickguard.

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Martin 00-28 Koa Custom 1
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2006 Martin 00-28 Koa Custom Adirondack Spruce Top Guitar 'Sold'

     Excellent condition.Some evidence of previous owner's playing: Hardly any sign of fret wear, but does have some impressions in top finish from stray pick marks and has random "button tracks" on back, although not very severe. Strap button installed 3/4" inch away from heel on bass shoulder of guitar, into headblock. End pin hole enlarged professionally for end pin pickup jack.
     Highly figured Koa back and sides. Mahogany neck. Adirondack Red Spruce top. 12-fret neck joint. Slotted headstock with traditional diamond volute. 1 3/4" width at nut. Ebony fingerboard with abalone dot inlays. Ebony pyramid bridge with "cut through" saddle. Herringbone top purfling. Ivoroid binding on top and back of body. Herringbone back strip. Highly figured Koa peghead overlay with elaborate abalone floral inlay. Pre-war style open-back tuners. 25.4" scale length.
     This guitar is set-up well with nice low action. The neck is straight and frets are in fine condition. It sounds really good, with good balance and resonance.
    
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Martin 000-15M 1
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Previously Owned Martin 000-15M Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc (+) condition. All Mahogany solid wood 000 size guitar. These guitars are a reissue of favorite affordable Martin guitars from the 1930's, 40's, and 50's. Nice response and good sound overall.
     Almost no sign of prior ownership. The back of neck is shined a little from playing. There is no fret wear and there is only one small ding in the top on treble side near the edge..
     Would make a great 2nd guitar for camping, or as a young person's main guitar. Comes with good original Martin hard case.

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Martin 000-15S 1
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2006 Martin 000-15S Guitar 'Sold'

     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.

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Martin 000-16GT 1
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2009 Martin 000-16GT Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc.(++) Condition. There are just a couple of very light marks in the top, and one small ding in the neck. Otherwise, this guitar is in new condition.
     Solid Sitka Spruce top. Mahogany back, sides and neck. Radiused fretboard with graduated pearl dot inlays. Nickel Martin tuners.
     Sound is good fingerpicked or flatpicked.

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Martin 000-16GT 1
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2002 Martin 000-16GT Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc Condition. Nice Sitka Spruce top with Indian Rosewood back and sides. Mahogany neck. Multiple bound top, with Herringbone soundhole rosette. Back and fingerboard are single bound.
     No problems, but just a few player handling marks here and there from normal use - some stray pick marks on the Spruce top and some slight marring of lacquer on back of neck.
     The action is nice and low. Frets show slight denting, but plays very good. Intonated saddle. This is a perfect guitar for a young serious player... Serious enough, in fact, for the previous owner to use to win the 2009 guitar contest at the Grand Targhee festival.
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Martin 000-18 1
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1959 Martin 000-18 Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc(-) condition. All original parts. Some moderate player wear and a couple of excellent repairs done by a professional luthier.
     Mahogany back, sides and neck. Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard, bridge and peghead overlay. Tortoise bindings around top and back edge of body. Multiple wood purflings inside top edge of binding. Tortoise pickguard in great shape. Original bridge in great shape. Original Grover open-back tuners.
     1 11/16" nut width; 24.9" short scale. We are not sure about the wood top - It appears to be Englemann but we're not quite sure. It does produce great sound, though. Excellent recent bone saddle and nut. Neck angle is fine. The bridge has not been shaved down, there is plenty of saddle height and nice medium action.
     Finish looks great - there is some added lacquer over some wear areas. There is one area on left side of top on lower bout where one significant crack and two smaller cracks were repaired professionally. Both mahogany sides show evidence of excellent small repairs at widest part of lower bout.
     This is a very nice guitar that doesn't need any any repairs. Even the frets and fingerboard show recent professional fret work, with frets not showing any dents or wear. Comes in a more recent Martin blue moulded hard case.

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Martin 000-18 GE 1
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2011 Martin 000-18 GE Shaded Top Guitar 'Sold'

     Near Mint Condition. There are a couple of light scratches on the pick guard, aside from that this guitar looks untouched, with no fret wear, no scratches, no bangs or dings.
     Adirondack Spruce top with nice, wide grain and light brown sunburst finish. Top has 5-ply binding with outer tortoise. Mahogany back, sides and neck. Back has single tortoise binding. Radiused Ebony fretboard with graduated Abalone dot inlays. NIckel open-back pre-war style tuners.
     The sound and playability on this guitar are very good. Can be flatpicked or fingerpicked with ease. It has great balance from lows to highs, quick sure attack and lovely tone.
 

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Martin 000-28 "Norman Blake" 1
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2005 Martin 000-28 "Norman Blake" Guitar 'Sold'

Exc(+) condition. 1 13/16" width of fingerboard at nut, 1 3/8" spacing at bridge pins. Indian Rosewood back and sides. Adirondack Red Spruce top. 12-fret neck joint. 24.9" scale length. Advanced bracing, with 1/4" basal width of braces. Slotted headstock. Vintage style Vee neck profile. Bone nut and saddle, with Ivory bridgepins and endpin. Waverly engraved tuners with ivoroid buttons. These are fairly rare guitars, with only a few hundred made to date. This guitar is in fabulous original condition, with only a few small signs of being owned. NO player wear, NO fret wear, NO strap button installed on heel. It is set up very well. The sound is very good.
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Martin 000-28EC 1
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2002 Martin 000-28EC Eric Clapton signature model Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc(+) condition. This guitar is very clean and original, with only a few light touch marks around the top. Some light fret wear but nice low action with no buzzing. Has never needed a neck reset.   
     1 3/4" width at nut. 24.9" scale length. 2 1/4" pin spacing at bridge. Select Indian Rosewood back and sides. Honduran Mahogany neck. Very high grade Sitka Spruce top. Original nut and saddle. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Small cut diamond inlays in fingerboard. Old-style logo on headstock.     
     Ivoroid body bindings, with Herringbone purflings on top edge and sound hole rosette. Ivoroid heel cap. Vintage rounded V neck. Vintage style open-back tuners. Strap button professionally installed in neck heel.
     This guitar was well cared for. It's setup with nice action, and the sound is really good.
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Martin 000-28VS 1
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2008 Martin 000-28VS Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc.(++) Condition. There are two very slight signs of player wear on this guitar, a few slight pick scratches on the treble side, and one small knick in the back. Otherwise, this guitar is in pristine condition.
     Sitka Spruce top. Rosewood back and sides. Top has Herringbone and outer Ivoroid binding. Back has 3-ply Ivoroid binding. Mahogany neck, radiused Ebony fretboard with Abalone "cut-diamond" inlays on the 5th, 7th and 9th frets. Slotted peghead with Rosewood overlay and Nickel Waverly tuners. Ebony bridge. No strap button installed.
     Great playability and excellent tone with huge resonance and sustain.

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Martin 000-MMV Custom 1
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2009 Martin 000-MMV Custom w/ K&K pickup Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc (-) condition. 1 11/16" width at nut. 25.4" scale length.
     Glossy finish. Sitka spruce top with nice honey color and character. Mahogany neck. Beautiful rosewood back, sides, and peghead overlay. Ebony bridge and radiused fingerboard with position markers inlaid. (Note: some internet chatrooms contain speculation that the current 000-MMV model has an ebony-like composite fretboard instead of real wood. This guitar has real ebony.) Body is bound with a single line of cream. Cream endwedge and neck heel. Multiple lines of black and white in soundhole rosette. Tortoise pickguard. Gold tuners. No strap button ever installed on heel. This guitar had a K&K pickup professionally installed by our luthier, who also reglued the top center seam. The back center seam was previoulsy reglued. Both repairs are stable.
     This is a nice solid wood small-body Martin guitar. With the pickup installed, it's ready to play on stage or anywhere. MMV is roman numerals for 2005, the year Martin first introduced this affordable line of guitars. With all solid wood, this guitar lives up to its intention to be a good instrument for the price.

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Martin 00CXMAE 1
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Martin 00CXMAE Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc.(++) Condition. The only sign of player wear on this guitar is some very minor wear on the frets.
     Laminate Spruce top, laminate Mahogany back and sides. "Stratabond" neck. Fishman "Classic 4" electronics built-in.
     Good sound, great presence with the electronics when plugged in.

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Martin 1-21 1
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1903 Martin 1-21 Guitar 'Sold'

     Excellent condition. This is an original shellac finish guitar with most of the finish intact. Years ago, shellac was "French polished" over wear areas. Two side cracks professionally repaired. No cracks evident on back. Top has some minor cracks repaired. Inside is very clean with "C.F. Martin and Co. Nazareth, PA" stamped inside. Serial number 9733 stamped on neck block.
     Brazilian Rosewood with Adirondack Red Spruce top. Beautiful two-piece cypress neck. Pyramid bridge appears to be original and has been professionally reglued. Ivory nut and saddle. Multiple wooden bindings with outer binding rosewood on top and back of guitar. Wooden herringbone soundhole rosette. Cut diamond pearl position markers inlaid in radiused ebony fingerboard. Wooden herringbone backstrip.
     This guitar has aged well and is excellent condition considering it is 112 years old. The sound is every bit as rich as you would expect from a guitar of this vintage. Woody and magical.

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Martin 175th Anniversary "000" Custom 1
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2008 Martin 175th Anniversary "000" Custom w/ Madagascar Rosewood & Adirondack Red Spruce Guitar 'Sold'

     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

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Martin 5-15T 1
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1956 Martin 5-15T Guitar 'Sold'

      Exc (-) condition. Great all-mahogany tenor. 23" scale. Finish appears to have seen some lacquer water damage around endpin and at back (see forthcoming photos). Neck is in great shape with all-original parts. One small puncture in treble side that is temporarily secured but needs better repair. Comes with original soft case. Brazilian Rosewood peghead overlay, fingerboard, and bridge. Original open-back tuners with original buttons. Original bridgepins and endpin. Nice low action. Big, full sound.

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Martin C-2 Conversion to 000-42 1
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1933 Martin C-2 Conversion to 000-42 Guitar 'Sold'

Exceptional conversion by our local luthier, John Joyner. This guitar is rare in that it has proper 14th fret neck joint, instead of 13 1/2 fret like so many of these conversions. Top is 10 years old. It has braces accurately copied from a 1930's OM. Pickguard is a vintage style Greven guard. The abalone top binding and soundhole rosette are flawless. This is a beautiful job of conversion. The Brazilian Rosewood is top grade, and back and sides are uncracked. Original finish on back, sides, neck and peghead. The top sounds very much like an original OM, with no tonal indication that this is a "newer" top. 
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Martin C-2 Conversion to 000-42 1
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c1932 Martin C-2 Conversion to 000-42 Guitar 'Sold'

     Excellent (restored, converted) condition. Has a few minor marks on top and back and one lacquer chip in back of neck.
     Originally was an arch top guitar with flat back, built on the "000" or "OM" form at Martin in early 1930's. Many players have noticed that the original archtop configurations didn't have the right tonality for them. Starting in mid to late 1960's, luthiers saw the possibility of putting a good flat top on these C-2's, to convert them into great sounding flat tops. Even by the mid-'70's they were talked about as a very viable way to get an 'older guitar sound' by doing these conversions.
     Beautiful quarter-sawn Brazilian Rosewood back and sides. Full neck profile - deep rounded "V" that feels fine. The fingerboards have just a bit more radius in them than Martin uses in their flat tops today, but it is a great feeling fingerboard. Converted in about 8 years ago by Steve Helgeson, who did a very fine job with the symmetry of neck placement, angle of neck set, bridge, top, pickguard. As part of the restoration, Mr Helgeson masterfully refinished the back, sides and neck.
     The finish work is excellent - if you have to refinish an old guitar, this is what they should look like. Helgeson also chose a very nice Spruce top for the job and completed the conversion by inlaying 'style 42' abalone trim around top edge purfling and soundhole rosette. Newer Gabon Ebony fingerboard with elaborate 'snowflakes and cat-eyes' abalone inlay. Ivoroid bindings along fingerboard and around peghead to match outer body bindings. Greven tortoise pickguard. Gabon Ebony bridge. Bridge pins appear original, with large flat head with large inlaid dot. Tuners are Gold Waverly pre-war style open-backs.
     24.9" scale length. 1 3/4" width at nut. 2 1/4" pin spacing in bridge.
     This is a remarkable guitar for tone and playability. The set-up is great.

Newer HC


 
Martin CEO-1R 1
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1990's Martin CEO-1R Guitar 'Sold'

Indian Rosewood dreadnaut with lots of extras. Nice hexagonal outline inlays in fingerboard. Extra bindings. All solid wood construction. This guitar plays and sounds great. Pickup professionally installed.
w/ Martin Tweed

 
Martin CS35-11 1
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2011 Martin CS35-11 - Madagascar Rosewood / Carpathian Spruce Guitar 'Sold'

     Like New condition. No dents, dings or fret wear.
     Carpathian Spruce top. Madagascar Rosewood back and sides with 3-piece "wave" design on back. Top is bound with Herringbone and Ivoroid. Back has multiple Ivoroid bindings and fretboard has single binding. Mahogany neck with dovetail joint. Radiused Ebony fingerboard with graduated abalone inlays. Nickel Waverly tuners. Golden era style scalloped X bracing. 1 11/16" width at nut.
     Be sure to check out the artistic 3-pc wave design in the back - it is very unique and very strikingly beautiful.
     Very strong, resonant sound. This guitar came into us in almost un-played condition. After only a few days here it is opening up very fast!
     These guitars listed for $6999 when new in 2011. They were only made as a special custom shop limited offering of around 75 guitars.

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Martin Custom 00-28 Koa 1
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c.2006 Martin Custom 00-28 Koa Guitar 'Sold'

Exceptional original condition. Highly figured Koa top, sides and back. Herringbone top edge purfling and at soundhole rosette. Herringbone backstrip. Ivoroid body bindings. Slotted headstock with Waverly tuners. Martin factory stamp in back of headstock, like the early Martin guitars were done. 14-fret neck joint. Tasteful custom inlay in headstock. Small cut diamonds in Ebony fingerboard. 1 3/4" width of fingerboard at nut. Ebony bridge has straight-thru saddle. Headblock stamp inside guitar reads "Custom" for the guitar model.
    This guitar has really great sound - both in standard tuning and in various alternate tunings, like "drop D" and full open D tunings.
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Martin D Mahogany 09 1
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2009 Martin D Mahogany 09 Certified Wood Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc.(+) Condition. There are just a few marks on the top, back and sides, and some very minor fret wear on the "B" string. The neck has a couple of dings and there are some marks on the sides of the peghead near the tuners from using a string winder.
     Spruce top with multiple wooden bindings and outer tortoise binding. Mahogany back with wooden and tortoise bindings. Mahogany neck, radiused Katalox fingerboard with graduated dot inlays. Katalox bridge.
     Nice, well balanced sound.

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Martin D-12-20 1
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1971 Martin D-12-20 12 String Guitar 'Sold'

Exc condition except for peghead repair and crunch on back/side (See photos) both have been expertly repaired years ago and recently inspected and finessed by our local luthier, John Joyner. Spruce top. Mahogany back, sides & neck. Rosewood bridge and fingerboard. Original black pickguard. The top of the guitar is very near perfect condition.  
w/ Newer Martin Case

 
Martin D-12-35 1
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1967 Martin D-12-35 12-String w/ Brazilian Rosewood Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc Condition. No Cracks. Brazilian Rosewood D-35 12-string. Its fairly rare to see these guitars.
     Beautifully vibrant Brazilian Rosewood back and sides. Top appears to be Englemann Spruce, and has lots of character in the wood that comes out as you look from different angles.
     Great appointments: multiple white bindings around top and back edges of body, heelcap and end wedge; white binding along side of fingerboard. Three-piece back, with multiple wood purflings in between. Open-back nickel 6-on-a-plate tuners with cream buttons.
     There is hardly any wear on this guitar, especially considering it is almost 50 years old. Very small area of wear thru the finish just off treble side of fingerboard extension, and some light wear marks in the frets. It has normal random finish checking for its age.
     The action is playable, with 3/32" clearance of Low E at 12th fret, just over 2/32" clearance at High E.
     The sound is very good.

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Martin D-15 1
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2003 Martin D-15 Guitar 'Sold'

     Exceptional condition. All original. NO player wear. The pickguard still has it's protective plastic cover intact! Only has one tiny, tiny ding at back edge.
     All solid Mahogany - back and sides, top and neck are all Mahogany. Rosewood fingerboard and bridge. Tortoise pickguard.
     This is a very nice guitar that is set-up well and has no problems. It sounds very good.
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Martin D-15S 1
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2008 Martin D-15S Guitar 'Sold'

    Exc. condition. All-mahogany guitar with slotted headstock and 12th fret neck joint. This guitar was designed in the style of pre-war original dreadnaught Martins. Matte finish. Rosewood fingerboard, bridge, peghead overlay, and bridgepins. Graduated pearl position markers in fingerboard. Open-back tuners have been carefully replaced with antique'd buttons, which better match the old styling of the original Martin dreads. Matte finish, rosette decal, and no binding combine to make this a very affordable guitar. 1 3/4" width at nut. There is a mild amount of player wear showing barely on frets and as smoothness on the matte finish. Some player wear through rosette decal.

w/ OHC

 
Martin D-16 1
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1993 Martin D-16 Guitar 'Sold'

      VG(+) condition.  Only a few cosmetic rubs in the finish, and some dings here and there. One extra strap-button hole beside the neck heel.
     All solid wood construction, with select Mahogany back, sides and neck. Top appears to be select Englemann Spruce. Rosewood fingerboard, bridge, peghead overlay and heel cap. Small Abalone "cut-diamonds" inlaid in fingerboard and bridge. Tortoise-celluloid bindings on top and back of body. Wooden herringbone back strip and sounhole rosette. Tuners replaced with excellent Kluson copies, most likely by Gotoh. Original frets with minor denting. Dovetail neck joint.
     The D-16's made prior to the mid-90's follow pre-war examples with advanced scalloped bracing. This is a great guitar, better sounding than a lot of the Martin's of that era and new Martins as well.

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Martin D-16 1
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1993 Martin D-16 Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc condition. No repairs or problems. The original frets do show some moderate wear. This guitar does have a few dings and signs of prior use, but again, nothing major, nothing needing repair. Strap button installed.
     Mahogany back, sides and neck. Rosewood fingerboard and bridge. Cut diamond inlays. Lots of figure in the Sitka Spruce top.
     This guitar sounds quite a bit better than a new D-18 from Martin. It plays fine and sounds very good.
w/ OHC

 
Martin D-16 GT 1
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New Martin D-16 GT Guitar 'Sold'

     New Condition. Never been owned or used. This guitar still has all hang tags, etc. It was brought to us as a new guitar and traded for other items. NO wear, no dings, dents, scratches, etc.
     Mahogany back, sides and neck. Select Spruce top. Rosewood peghead overlay. Ebony fingerboard and bridge and heelcap. Black bindings around top and back of body. Herringbone soundhole rosette. Nickel tuners. Matte finish except for glossy nitro-cellulose on Spruce top.
     Look... we've had lots of D-16's come through here since early 1990's. This is really one of the very best. It has a great response that is quick and sure. Very good balance. I really think you'd have to play through quite a few more expensive Martins (D-18, D-18V, etc), to find one that is as good as this one. I rate it "exceptional tone".
     Comes with original paperwork and hang tags.

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Martin D-16A 1
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2010 Martin D-16A w/ Adirondack Red Spruce Top Guitar 'Sold'

     Almost New Condition. Only has a couple of tiny touchmarks. No wear, no problems, no repairs.
     Mahogany back, sides and neck. Adirondack Red Spruce top. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Appointments like a D-18, with multiple wood bindings around the top with tortoise back binding. 1 3/4" width at nut. 25.4" scale length. 2 5/16" pin-to-pin spacing at bridge. Vintage rounded "Vee" profile neck.
     Small graduated dot inlays in fingerboard. Intonated saddle. Aging toner on top. Tortoise pickguard. Nickel tuners.
     This is a very nice guitar in great condition. The sound is big and full.

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Martin D-18 1
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1936 Martin D-18 Sunburst Guitar 'Sold'

     VG(+) condition. Advanced scalloped bracing. This is a thunderous old D-18. Top, back and sides are old refinish. Finish removed from center of back of neck and oil finish applied to the bare wood as a sealer. Original bracing and bridge plate. Bridge appears to be original and has been thinned. The top may be an old re-finish job, but looks correct for the period. The only doubt about it's originality comes from the sunburst laying over the soundhole rosette, which usually was scraped clean between coats at Martin in the period.
     This guitar has a tremendous voice. The attack has that "cannon" shock when you hit the bass strings, but the treble are also powerful. The action is nice and the guitar is professionally set-up, with good nut and saddle, and frets are in good shape with slight denting.
     This guitar has had some repairs: Back is un-cracked. Bass side has 2 short, very slight cracks that have been professionally repaired. Top has 2 professionally repaired cracks, one on each side of the fingerboard extension, with thin wood re-enforcement patch added underneath. There are 2 areas easily seen on the sunburst top photos, where marring occurred - one area where arm lays on edge of the top appears to have been inexpertly touched up a bit, and the other area on treble side of upper bout appears to be an "alcohol-related" incident of scraping thru finish and into the Spruce top a bit.
     Again, I reiterate that the sound and performance of this guitar is in the very top category. It has the 'snap attack', it has the chest-thumping 'boom', it has clear singing trebles, it has depth and presence that other guitars wish they had. It is a fine, fine instrument for sound...
w/ Calton DeLuxe Flight Case


 
Martin D-18 1
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1939 Martin D-18 Guitar 'Sold'

     Adirondack Red Spruce top. Mahogany back and sides. Professional body overspray by Martin. Mahogany neck with radiussed Ebony fretboard.
     This guitar sounds like a Martin should. Thunderous bass and cutting highs, you'll hear this one from down the street.
     *Call for additional details.

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Martin D-18 1
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1943 Martin D-18 Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc(-) condition. Plenty of signs of prior stage use, but this guitar is in fine playing condition and sounds great. 1 11/16" nut width.
     Cuban Mahogany (Swietina mahogany) back, sides and neck with Adirondack Red Spruce (Picea rubrens) top.
     Adirondack Red Spruce top has 2 minor cracks repaired - both are near binding at lower bout of treble side. Back has 2 repaired cracks near bottom center. Side (treble side), has a couple cracks repaired and a jack hole filled. There is a slight peghead crack repair, but it is extremely hard to find and never broke thru the peghead overlay. Original lacquer, but some darker lacquer has been oversprayed onto slim bare wood areas around edge of sides and back where lacquer was worn away and also around jack hole repair. French polish applied to pickwear around soundhole and pickguard.
     Back of neck shows hand wear thru the finish. New Ebony fingerboard and copy bridge perfectly professionally installed by John Joyner in early 1990's. This work was performed so well that it appears to be the original fingerboard and bridge.
     We have known this guitar since around 1992. It has been owned by 3 of the top acoustic musicians in the Northwest as well as owned by possibly the best orthopedic surgeon in Montana. It is a tried and true champion guitar with the usual 'snap and boom' that guitars of this era are known for... But also more... It has a wonderful balance that exhibits more full bass than some and also a roundness and smoothness that isn't found on every good D-18. This guitar is punchy and enunciated in single string solo work or walking bass notes between chords, but is also a great one for full chord blend with open chords or barre chords. It does have the chest thumping, bone jarring "cannon" sound. Huge presence, delightful tones, and power and projection and goodness.

w/ Newer HC

 
Martin D-18 1
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1942 Martin D-18 Guitar 'Sold'

     Great-sounding old Martin from Greg's personal collection. Yes, this is the same one we were showing at Wintergrass. The guitar has experienced extensive restoration (see photos) and has just come back from a fresh and fabulous neck reset by John Joyner. It is playing up to its full potential: a real hoss. More detailed description coming soon.

w/ HC

 
Martin D-18 1
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1947 Martin D-18 Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc(-) condition. Almost no cracks - One repaired crack on the top along the outside edge of pickguard, and one repaired back crack. Top has lacquer checking, pick wear and a few other dings. Back has several moderately sized dents and dings. The binding on the back has a few nicks as well. Back of neck has some finish rubbed off and a few other marks, but nothing that affects playability. Small amount of wear on frets. Strap button installed on heel cap.
     Back and sides refinished by Kevin Kopp approximately 12 years ago. When we picked this guitar up in Denver, a previous owner had painted the back and sides almost black, using heavy amount of Tobacco Brown lacquer. Naturally we were surprised when the heavy finish was removed to reveal no problems... in other words, there was never any trauma that necessitated a refinish. Kevin expertly applied a nice thin coat of nitro-cellulose lacquer and it is readily apparent that the newer lacquer is not adversely affecting the sound.
     1 11/16" width at nut, 2 1/4" pin spacing at bridge. Nut appears to be Ivory and appears to be original. Bone cut-thru saddle. Ebony bridge pins and endpin. Original tuners, probably Waverly Open-Back, with metal buttons.
     Recent copy bridge, neck reset and professional fretwork. This guitar is in very nice playing condition. It has a big, big sound. NOT a thin sounding guitar at all... full presence, lots of bass, powerful treble, big booming punch.

w/ OHC

 
Martin D-18 1
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1946 Martin D-18 Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc (-) condition. No top cracks, no back cracks, no neck cracks. One or two side cracks repaired. Great-sounding D-18.
     Very interesting top with a lot of character. Lots of grain character and plenty of bearclaw. Probably Adirondack Red Spruce top. Top has residual evidence from where letter stickers spelled out the name "Ozark Slim" (see photos). The wear pattern on the top is beautiful, consistent and looks like one avid player's wear. Beautiful original pickguard. Original finish on top and sides is in good shape and shows lots of character in excellent shape with no distorting. Excellent neck reset professionally done. Newer copy bridge. Back of neck shows wear through finish. Back of peghead has one open screwhole in the middle. Original open-back tuners. Guitar back is refinished with no filler in the grain using shellac or varnish. Recent professional fretwork. Strap button professionally installed in the correct position in the neck heel. Sounds and plays great.
     Comes with highest grade Martin 5-ply TKL case.

w/ new Martin case

 
Martin D-18 1
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1946 Martin D-18 Guitar 'Sold'

     VG(+) condition. Great-sounding example from 1946.
     Appears to be Engelmann Spruce top. Mahogany back, sides, and neck. Ebony fingerboard, heelcap, and bridge. Tortoise top binding with multiple wood purfling. Tortoise back bindging and endwedge. Top has a few repaired cracks that are wonderfully professionally repaired. Back has one repaired crack. Several side cracks repaired. Neck has handwear through finish on most of the back of the neck. Finish missing from back of top of peghead from leaning against walls. Full profile neck. Original tuners in great condition with beautiful cream colored buttons. Wonderful bone nut and saddle. Original pickguard. Bridge appears to be professionally replaced.
     When buying old D-18's, your first concern should always be the attack, the power, the depth. In short, the total sound of the guitar should be dramatic. This IS a guitar like that. Has a wonderful 'snap' when you pluck the note with a pick. Wonderful resonance. Full range of sound, nothing missing.

w/ HC


 
Martin D-18 1
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1952 Martin D-18 Guitar 'Sold'

Excellent (+) condition. NO CRACKS! Very original guitar.  
This is a very clean old D-18 that has been cared for its entire life. It has just about everything intact on it - original lacquer finish, original bridge, original Ivory nut, original tuners, original pickguard. Bridge and bridgeplate are all original and in great shape. Neck has no cracks or problems - Body has no cracks or problems. Slight normal player wear on small area of back. A few dings and light player wear on top. One small rubbed area on side of upper bout.
This is a fine guitar for a collector or a player. It is set up to play right now with moderate action (3.5/32 bass - 2.5/32 treble). It sounds very good, with fast attack, full sound and good voice.
w/ Martin TKL 5-ply Hard Case

 
Martin D-18 1
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1946 Martin D-18 Guitar 'Sold'

Excellent condition with body finish restoration. Body refinished by Kevin Kopp in about 2003. Original Adirondack Red Spruce top has 2 repaired cracks "outside" the original pickguard and has the normal "inside" pickguard crack repaired. No top cracks below bridge. Top is in nice shape, with no bad "belly'ing" below bridge. Mahogany back has 3 repaired cracks. Finish on neck and peghead is all original. Original Braces and Maple Bridgeplate.       Neck reset by Kevin Kopp, leaving full neck heel thickness. New frets, new bone saddle and nut, new copy Ebony bridge with thru-saddle. 
w/ HC


 
Martin D-18 1
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1947 Martin D-18 Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc(-) condition. This guitar has professionally refinished back and sides. The refinish appears to have been done some years ago by a skilled finisher... You might not notice that it was done, as it has just enough wear on it to look 'correct'. Newer faithful copy Rosewood bridge. Newer "correct looking" pickguard. Recent professional neck re-set, thin Maple bridgeplate replaced. Some player wear on top and some stray pick marks. Small dings around body and neck. One strap button hole filled in side of neck heel. Current strap button attached to bottom of heel cap.
     Top has one repaired pickguard crack on outside of pickguard. No back cracks or side cracks.
     Cuban Mahogany back, sides and neck. Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard. Rosewood bridge. Spruce top. Neck and Top of guitar have all original finish.
     This is a very fine playing and sounding guitar. It has a very quick and positive attack with lots of tonal presence and projection. Any and all maintenance work has already been done by professional luthiers.

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Martin D-18 1
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1959 Martin D-18 Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc(-) condition. Un-cracked top and back. Several repairs on sides. One small Mahogany patch in treble side at upper bout. All original finish, with plenty of old finish checking on the top. Original Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard and bridge. Full "V" neck profile. Original Kluson DeLuxe tuners.
     This is a very good D-18, with lots of snap and power. Recently set-up and has very good playability.

w/ HC


 
Martin D-18 1
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1957 Martin D-18 Guitar 'Sold'

     VG(+) Condition.
     Adirondack spruce top with multiple tortoise bindings. Mahogany back, sides and neck. Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard and bridge. Graduated pearl dot inlays in F.B. Original Kluson closed back tuners were long ago replaced with Grover Rotomatic. Currently has a set of Gotoh Kluson copy tuners that work great.
     Like most old D-18's, there are a few small side cracks repaired. There is lacquer checking throughout, and a fair number of dents and dings on both the top and back. Moderate fret wear. Strap button installed in middle of back of heel.
     Sound is wide open with power and presence. The attack is "sure" and snappy, with good balance of bass and treble.

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1962 Martin D-18 Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc(++) condition. One owner guitar. Hardly played. This guitar has a few random marks on the top. There are two typical pickguard cracks. Both have been professionally repaired and are hardly noticeable. Original lacquer is in great condition. No strap button ever installed.
     Spruce top, Mahogany back, sides and neck. Multiple tortoise bindings on top and singe tortoise binding on back. Brazilian Rosewood, radiused fingerboard with graduated pearl dot inlays. Original Kluson "Deluxe" tuners. Brazilian Rosewood peghead overlay and bridge.
     Huge sound. Wide open, but with a strong attack. Guitar has just returned from shop getting a professional neck reset & new Brazilian Rosewood bridge. and plays and sounds great. Comes with the original hardshell case that is also in fine condition.

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1961 Martin D-18 Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc(-) condition. NO Cracks! No strap button ever installed on heel... Newer small Maple bridge plate by George Weisel.
     This is a great sounding guitar that was obviously played and enjoyed, but just never cracked or broken. There are areas of careless scratching of lacquer on the back... and some random dings on the sides and a few on the top. Back of neck shows hand wear thru finish. Fingerboard shows medium wear spots between frets.
     Mostly all original. Tuners have been replaced with modern Kluson DeLuxe tuners - this is exactly what it had originally. 100% original finish.
     Mahogany back, sides and neck. Very nice Spruce top. Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard, bridge and peghead overlay.
     This is a very bold and snappy guitar. Some 1960's D-18's can have a nice quick attack but still be thin and 'sharp' sounding. This one has a fast attack with plenty of balance between bass and treble.

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1964 Martin D-18 Guitar 'Sold'

Exc (-) condition. Three sides cracks on bass side, one crack on treble side. Some player wear on top around soundhole and pickguard area. Top and back are crack free. Overspray on top and back. Rosewood Fingerboard and (non original) bridge. Replacement Kluson Deluxe tuners. Wonderful dry woody tone with a hint of Hops! This is a great sounding 60s D-18 that has been played in many Montana and national bluegrass bands for years.
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1964 Martin D-18 Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc(-) condition. Body oversprayed by Martin. NO cracks in top or back. Two older side cracks repaired and underneath the overspray. Neck is in great shape with only a couple of small lacquer chips at fingerboard around 3rd fret.
     Mahogany back, sides and neck. Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard and bridge. Original Kluson deluxe tuners work fine. Dot inlays in fingerboard.
     Except for the oversprayed finish, this guitar is in really fine condition. It plays great and was recently professionally set-up with great action and good newer bone saddle. Frets are in fine shape.
     The sound is strong and full, with a fast attack. It is a great guitar with great sound.
    
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1964 Martin D-18 Guitar 'Sold'

     VG(+) Condition. Frets and fingerboard are in great shape. The top has lacquer checking and moderate markings. There is one very light repaired crack near the side on the widest part of bottom bass bout. Bridge appears to be original. Pickguard is original. The back, sides and back of neck have been refinished expertly. There are two repaired cracks on the bass side, near the top binding. There are just some mild scratches in the back. The neck has a couple of small touches on the back, no fret wear. New replica tuners. The peghead has a couple of touches. Strap button professionally installed in heel.
     This guitar has a really well-developed tone. It's got strength and clarity all the way across. Action is set-up nice and low. The guitar has a quick and snappy attack for flatpicking.

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1979 Martin D-18 Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc(-) condition. Some wear in fingerboard and frets in first position. One very minor 'outer' pickguard crack excellently repaired. Guitar has a few random mars in lacquer here and there, but nothing bad. No other cracks, or repairs, or problems.
     This is a very good sounding D-18. The sound is enunciated, with a good attack and full sound.
     This guitar has just had a professional neck reset and new saddle, so the set-up is very good.
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1971 Martin D-18 Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc(-) condition. Mostly all original parts, although original black plastic pickguard has been replaced with a more recent vintage style celluloid tortoise. Grover rotomatic tuners have been changed to newer Kluson vintage copy tuners. Never had a strap button in neck heel, never had a neck re-set.
     Appears to be an Adirondack Red Spruce top. Possibly new nut, frets and saddle. Finish checking on top. Some dings in the top. A couple of side cracks have been repaired very well. Uncracked top and back.
     Mahogany back and sides, Spruce top. Rosewood fingerboard and bridge. Dot inlays in fingerboard.
     This is a good guitar in nice shape with good set-up. Quick attack and good sound.

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1974 Martin D-18 Guitar 'Sold'

     VG(+) Condition. Frets and fingerboard are in very good condition with minor signs of fret wear. New faithful copy Rosewood bridge. Original black pickguard, re-attached. Two top cracks- one on each side of top near binding at the waists. Back of neck shows some very light dents and one wear point into finish behind 7th fret. Strap button installed on side of heel. Errant strap button hole filled in heel cap. Several back cracks repaired fine, but some non-professional treatment of lacquer is shown (could use professional lacquer touch-up and rebuffing). Several side cracks repaired. Jack hole filled in lower treble bout. Recent setup.
     Mahogany back, sides and neck. Englemann spruce top. Rosewood fingerboard, bridge and peghead overlay. Pearl dot position markers in fingerboard. Original Grover "Rotomatic" tuners.
     Full sound with good balance.

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New Martin D-18 - Authentic Guitar 'Sold'

New guitar with open warranty card! Mahogany back and sides. Adirondack red spruce top. True vintage neck profile with 1 3/4" width at nut. Constructed with Hyde glue. Dovetail neck joint. Gotoh open back tuners. We've been around many of these guitars and they are by far the best new Martins being made today!
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2006 Martin D-18 - Authentic Guitar 'Sold'

Exc. (+) condition. Mahogany back and sides. Adirondack red spruce top. True vintage neck profile with 1 3/4" width at nut. Strap button installed on heel. Constructed with Hyde glue. Dovetail neck joint. Gotoh open back vintage style tuners.
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2005 Martin D-18 Authentic 1937 Re-Issue Guitar 'Sold'

     Exceptional condition. This guitar is very nice and clean. There are just 3 or 4 very small "touch marks" in the finish around the body.
     The D-18 "Authentic" is a close "copy" or "re-issue" of the mid-1930's D-18's that are so famous for their power and presence. These have the important features of not only matching the "look" to the old originals, but also the materials, methods and sound.
     There are several features that are easily identified by people, the advanced scalloped braces, Red Spruce top, wider neck (1 3/4" at nut) and wider bridge pin spacing (2 5/16"), open-back tuners, straight-thru saddle, black bindings, etc. But what you 'don't see' is equally, if not even more, important. Small details in the construction, like using hide glue, more careful scalloping of braces closer to the X, thinning of tops and backs, flaring of fingerboard as it approaches body, more "full" neck profile, original style truss-rod buried in neck, tucking of bridge plate under braces, etc, all add up to make this "new" guitar very close to the originals.
     Mahogany back, sides and neck with wide-grain Adirondack Red Spruce top. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Graduated size abalone dot inlays. Bone saddle and nut. Old style celluloid pickguard. Open back tuners.
     These guitars are one of the few "newer" Martins that collectors and players are buying. They are made in smaller quantity than most models and are known for delivering very good sound.
     Here is a very nice one in great shape and all set-up to play very well. It has real strong sound...
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2006 Martin D-18 Authentic Guitar 'Sold'

Exc. condition. Mahogany back and sides. Adirondack "red" spruce top. True vintage neck profile and 1 3/4" width at nut. Strap button installed on heel. Hyde glue construction. Dovetail neck joint. Gotoh open back vintage style tuners. Comes with the original Martin case that is only available with the Authentic series guitars. This guitar comes to us from an area player who used the guitar in a local bluegrass band for the past 2 years. The Authentic series Martins are by far the best new Martins being made today.  
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2006 Martin D-18 Authentic 1937 Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc(-) condition. Mild touches of player wear on the frets, pickguard and top. A few small scratches and dings from normal use, but nothing serious. No cracks, problems, or major damage.  A few finish checking lines are visible around the bridge and pickguard. Width at nut is 1 25/32". Strap button correctly installed in heel. Comes with special Martin brown case with plush lining.
     Adirondack Spruce top with some areas of interesting bearclaw figure. Mahogany neck, back, and sides. Ebony bridge and bridgepins. Graduated abalone dots inlayed in ebony fingerboard. Fossilized ivory nut and saddle. One line of black binding visible on sides and back of guitar, with 5-ply black and white showing on top. Some finish flaws are visible in binding. Black center strip, endwedge, and heelcap. Brazilian Rosewood peghead overlay with old-style black-bordered "C.F. Martin and Co est. 1833" silkscreen logo.
     The D-18 Authentic series are built to recreate iconic pre-War Martin sounds using techniques such as hide glue and forward-shifting Advanced X scalloped braces (for 1937 specs). The wider neck is reinforced with a non-adjustable T-bar. Martin discontinued the 1937 model in favor of a 1939 version. The 1937 Authentic series are highly regarded for their wider necks.
     This guitar comes to us from a bluegrass enthusiast who knows how to pick 'em. It's got great Martin sound and is broken-in and ready to play. Perhaps it's the choice of woods, authentic construction, or simply the mass of the wider neck, but this guitar has a great deep bass and long lyrical sustain that keeps on ringing.

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2001 Martin D-18 Clarence White Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc original condition. This is a "hot" flatpicker's dream D-18. Advanced scalloped braced Quilted Mahogany with choice Adirondack Red Spruce top.
     The Adirondack Red Spruce top shows lots of beauty and character, with shimmering bands of figure 'waxing and waning' as you look at the Spruce from different angles. Beautiful Quilted Mahogany back and sides and neck. Its hard to see just how dramatic the wood figure is until you hold it in your hand.
     1 3/4" width of fingerboard at nut, 2 1/4" pin spacing at bridge. Wonderful tortoise multiple bindings all around body. Extra white lines are seen above and below the tortoise bindings on top, sides and back. Wooden small Herringbone backstrip. Abalone soundhole rosette. No position markers in fingerboard. Rosewood peghead overlay. Clarence White signature inlaid into upper fingerboard. Ebony bridge with "cut-thru" saddle. Ebony pins with abalone dots. Genuine Waverly pre-war style open-back tuners (handmade right here in Montana).
     This is a fine pickin' machine.
 

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Previously Owned Martin D-18 Custom w/ Lg Soundhole + Adi top & braces Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc Condition. This is basically a "hot-rod" D-18. It has some signs of previous ownership - A few very small marks in the top and some polite fret wear.
     This D-18 has some great appointments - High grade "Bearclaw" Adirondack Spruce top AND Adirondack advanced scalloped bracing. Mahogany back, sides and neck. Large soundhole. Small Maple bridgeplate. Top is multiple bound with outer tortoise binding. Back has single tortoise binding. Radiused Ebony fretboard with graduated abalone do