VG condition. Another great instrument from Idaho builder Lawrence Smart. 1 11/16" width at nut. No cracks, dings, or structural issues, just some minor player wear, incidental scratches, and finish checking on the nitrocellulose lacquer. Moderate fret wear. Some areas of the back of neck have been worn to bare wood (see photos).
Beautiful Engelmann Spruce top. Quilted koa back and sides, full of character. Mahogany neck. Ebony fingerboard, bridge, pins, peghead overlay, truss rod cover, and pickguard. Cut diamond inlays in fingerboard. Body and peghead are bound with multiple wood layers showing. Rosette decorated with tasteful wooden marketry. Flowery Abalone inlay in headstock. Bone nut and saddle. Gold tuners with ebony buttons made in "W. Germany". Strap button professionally installed in correct location on heel. Pickup installed.
Mr. Smart is highly regarded for mainly his mandolins, but has also made some amazing guitars. This one, having had over 20 years to open up, is playing to its potential. The guitar gives a well-balanced tone with lots of color and sustain. Bright enough for flatpicking, warm enough for great rhythm, and beautiful when fingerpicked. It is well setup and ready to play.
$3,900.00 w/ HC
2007 Alvarez MD 1000C Guitar 'In Stock'
Exceptional Condition. There are just a couple of very minor marks on the top of the guitar.
Solid Spruce top, solid Indian Rosewood back and sides. Guitar is fully multiple bound with "antiqued" cream bindings. Radiused Ebony fretboard with Abalone inlay at the 12th fret. Mahogany neck, gold Gotoh tuners. Ebony peghead overlay with Alvarez inlay. Ebony bridge and armrest, 1 3/4" width at nut. Electronics work great.
Sound and playability are quite good.
VG (+) condition. 1 11/16" width at nut, with slightly wider than usual pin spacing at the bridge of 2 1/4" to promote easy fingerpicking.
Sitka Spruce top with Padauk binding. Rosewood back and sides, back, fretboard and peghead are also bound with Padauk. Mahogany neck with radiused Ebony fretboard. Bone nut and saddle. Ebony bridge. The D-07 model has a blank ebony fingerboard, but this guitar was customized with beautiful abalone dot inlays which match the abalone rosette. Gold Gotoh tuners with Ebony buttons. Rosewood peghead overlay with Ayers logo inlaid in pearl. Strap button professionally installd in heel. K&K pickup has been installed and functions great even with no preamp. Adjustable truss rod accessed through soundhole. This guitar experienced a top crack from bridge to binding. It was professionally repaired by a top luthier and is stable. There are no other problems with the guitar except minor dings, minor player wear, and a paint scuff on the back.
Sound is very nice, these are very impressive guitars for tone and craftmanship. They are handmade and designed around the same construction principles as Martin dreadnauts, yielding a very similar sound at a good price. This makes an excellent player's guitar, ready to play onstage either plugged in or with a mic. Acoustically, the spruce/rosewood combination produces a rich, balanced tone great for rich rhythm or punchy flatpicking. It is very responsive and setup to play.
$1,295.00 w/ OHC
New Blues Hardware 00 Cutaway Guitar 'In Stock'
New from Helena, Montana builder Tom Sheehy, this is a beautiful 00 cutaway guitar.
German Spruce top. Mahogany back and sides. Maple neck. Jatoba fingerboard with corian position markers inlaid on bass side. Jatoba bridge with boxwood bridge pins.Curly redwood rosette. Back is bound with mahogany. Top is bound with curly maple and mahogany. Mahogany black-white-black butt wedge. Maple peghead overlay with layer of mahogany underneath, showing on sides. Gotoh tuners.
On this guitar, Mr. Sheehy used "induced arch construction" meaning that both the top and back are curved with an arch, for structual stability. The neck is bolted on into a carbon fiber trough, allowing for easy removal. The neck also contains a normal two-way adjustable truss rod.
We are very pleased with the tone and response of this guitar.
2010 Bourgeois Vintage OM Custom Guitar 'On Hold'
Exceptional condition. Beautiful previously-owned Bourgeois parlor guitar.
Traditional OM with 1 23/32" nut width. Beautiful Madagascar Rosewood back and sides that look extremely close to Brazilian Rosewood. Choice mahogany neck and high grade Adirondack Red Spruce top. Madagascar Rosewood peghead overlay with Bourgeois logo in pearl. Gabon ebony fingerboard with cut diamond abalone inlay. Ebony pyramid bridge with boxed intonated bone saddle. Ivoroid bridge pins and endpin. Ivoroid binding around top and back of guitar with wooden herringbone purfling around top edge and much purfling showing at back edge. Ivoroid heelcap and endwedge. Nickel Waverly pre-war style open-back tuners. Bone nut.
Maybe some incidental sides of ownerships but barely any wear. Hardly any visible wear on this guitar. Tone is very good. This is a seriously wonderful guitar. These guitars are now $6,295 list price, with a selling price of $5,665. Take advantage of this one with a nice, developed sound with almost no sign of prior handling.
$4,250.00 w/ OHC
Like New Breedlove Solo Dreadnought Guitar 'In Stock'
Bearclaw Sitka Spruce solid top with abalone soundhole rosette. Attractive figured Mahogany back and sides and mahogany neck. Rounded cutaway. Ebony fingerboard with small dot position markers. Ebony pinless bridge with intonated saddle. Breedlove logo inlaid in pearl in headstock. Black binding. Comes with L.R. Baggs Stage Pro pickup.
Teardrop soundport on bass side at the waist - using a cleverly fit 'plug', you can plug or unplug this sound port. When unplugged, the sound is louder to the player's ear. Traditional X-braced construction with scalloped braces and tone bars.
Sound is full with big bass. Good guitar for the money.
$850.00 w/ padded gig bag
New Collings 0-1 Guitar 'In Stock'
New. SN: 26687.
Sitka Spruce top and bracing with choice Mahogany back, sides and neck. 14-fret body. Ebony fretboard, bridge, peghead overlay, heelcap and pins. The Sitka Spruce is quite nice, and the Mahogany shows very pretty grain, too, both in the body and the neck.
1 11/16" width of fingerboard at nut, 24.9" scale length, 14-fret neck joint. Collings logo inlaid in peghead overlay. Small graduated dots inlaid in F.B. as position markers. Waverly nickel open-back pre-war style tuners. Bone nut and bone intonated saddle. Tortoise bindings on top and back, with multiple purfling lines inside top edge.
This is a fresh new guitar that hasn't even had time to really "break-in" at the time of this writing but it already sounds quite opened-up, with the bass especially notable as being bigger sounding than you think a parlor guitar is capable of. Comes with a great 5-ply TKL American Vintage Series Collings case.
$3,485.00 w/ HC
New Collings 0-2HG Guitar 'In Stock'
SN: 26432. 1 3/4" width at nut.
German Spruce top (no tongue brace), Rosewood back and sides. Mahogany neck. Radiused ebony fingerboard with pearl inlays. Ebony bridge. Rosewood peghead overlay with Collings logo inlaid. Made in Montana Waverly tuners. Bound with herringbone and ivoroid. Bone nut and saddle.
This is the smallest size of guitar Collings makes (other than the Baby). Don't be fooled by its size, as this guitar is a tone machine. Once again Collings has paired German spruce with Indian Rosewood to create a big, rich sound that makes the guitar come alive from its first day out of the box. Coming in slightly smaller than a classical guitar, this single 0 is petite enough to use as a travel guitar, or plays quite nice as a small OM.
$4,275.00 w/ HC
New Collings 00-1 Guitar 'In Stock'
New. SN: 26552.
Sitka Spruce top with Adirondack braces (no tongue brace). Mahogany back, sides and neck. Radiused Ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlays. 12-fret body with slotted headstock.
More information to come soon...
$3,980.00 w/ HC
Previously Owned Collings 00-1 Guitar 'In Stock'
Pre-owned guitar with no evidence of player wear. SN: 24972.
Replica of an early "00" guitar with 12th fret neck joint and slotted headstock. 1 13/16" width at nut. 2 5/16" pin spacing. Pyramid bridge with boxed bone saddle. Ebony peghead veneer with Collings logo inlaid in pearl at top. Ebony fingerboard with graduated dot inlays. Perfectly engineered slotted headstock. Nickel Waverly pre-war style open-back tuners. Small tortoise teardrop pickguard. Tortoise outer bindings on top and back edge of body. Top edge has multiple wood layers of purfling.
This guitar had an extremely wide open sound right out of the box from Collings and has only opened up since. Was purchased but not played by its first owner and has now come back to us as a used guitar with no sign of wear. Possibly the most perfect fingerpicking guitar, but sounds great flatpicking too. Crisp, clean, and joyful.
Exc (+) original condition. Beautiful pre-owned Collings with varnish finish, German Spruce top, and AAA-grade Brazilian Rosewood back and sides. Serial number 14833. Width at nut: 1 13/16". Pin spacing at bridge: 2 5/16". 25.4" long scale. 12-fret body joint, pyramid bridge and slotted headstock. A stunning guitar.
Special aged Brazilian Rosewood back and sides. Very high grade German Spruce top. Mahogany neck. There are so many nice tasteful appointments on this guitar that it's hard to know where to start describing them. Highest quality green abalone top bindings and purflings are used to great effect. The abalone purfling is not only inside the top edge binding, but along the fingerboard to the soundhole and around the soundhole rosette. Brazilian peghead overlay on the slotted headstock, with elaborate traditional floral pattern abalone inlay. This instrument is fully bound with ivoroid, with multiple lines showing around the peghead. Single ivoroid around the fingerboard, and multiple ivoroid on the body. Ivoroid heelcap and endwedge. Gold Waverly tuners. Vintage profile neck with sharp V at the heel and rounded V along the back of the neck with traditional diamond volute. Decorative multi-colored wooden marketry backstrip. Ebony strap button (professionally installed in correct position), endpin, and bridgepins, all with abalone dot. Radiused ebony fingerboard along with the 1 13/16" width at nut is similar to necks Martin made in the early 1900s to about 1930. Inlays in fingerboard are abalone snowflakes and cat eyes. Ebony bridge.
$10,250.00 w/ OHC
New Collings D-1 Custom Torrified top w/ Red Spruce Bracing & More... Guitar 'In Stock'
New. Mahogany Dreadnaut built with several desirable options. Serial number 26384.
High grade Honduran Mahogany back and sides and neck, with select Torrefied (Baked), Sitka Spruce top. Custom Adirondack Red Spruce bracing under the top, instead of Sitka Spruce bracing. No tongue brace. 1 3/4" width at nut. Cutthrough saddle.
Let me explain about the custom tonal options on this guitar: Sitka Spruce with Sitka bracing sounds great... but as time goes by, Sitka tends to 'open up' and get "friendlier and friendlier" with beautiful rounded tones and smooth attack. Our decision to brace with a harder and stiffer Spruce causes the guitar to retain an 'edge', or 'bite' as it opens up over the years, which is a desired trait for enunciating clear notes when flatpicking, or playing live with a band in a jam or onstage. The tongue brace (thin short brace that usually lays under the fingerboard extension and the top above the soundhole and behind the main brace), was left out just in case there can be some extra amount of resonance of the top in this area. The "cutthrough" saddle has not been shown to us to directly benefit the sound, but it is the original way saddles were put into guitar bridges until recent modern times.
So... we've addressed the Mahogany and the Spruce top, now for the rest... Gabon Ebony fingerboard, bridge, peghead overlay, bridge pins and end pin. Bone nut and intonated saddle. Graduated small abalone dot inlays in fingerboard. Nickel Waverly pre-war style open-back tuners (made in Montana). Top and back have tortoise celluloid bindings, with top edge showing multiple wood strips of purfling inside the tortoise. Ebony center line down center of back, Ebony heel cap and end wedge.
Torrefied top - Just in the last few years torrefied woods have been more and more available to guitar makers. This is a very old process that has many applications depending on your needs. In instrument building this baking process drives out most of the moisture in the wood, then heat is increased to change the physical properties of the wood. An end result is that the Torrefied woods are stronger, more stable, less reactive to humidity changes, and sound like truly "aged" wood.
$3,825.00 w/ OHC
New Collings D-1 Custom w/ Red Spruce Bracing Guitar 'In Stock'
New. SN: 26142. Sitka Spruce top, with Adirondack Red Spruce bracing underneath and no tongue brace under the top beneath fingerboard extension.
Fine Sitka Spruce top with multiple bindings, Adirondack Spruce braces. High grade Mahogany back, sides and neck. Back has single tortoise binding. 1 3/4" width at nut. Ebony fingerboard with graduated dot inlays. Ebony bridge, bridgepins and endpin. Nickel Waverly tuners. Ebony peghead overlay with Collings logo inlaid in pearl.
The sound is very strong, and not at all "tight". We have had many configurations of various Collings models over the years. We order our stock D-1's this way for one reason - to give you a guitar with great tone that sounds great "now", but which will mature over the years while still retaining it's "bite" and growl and power. The Adirondack braces work to keep the Sitka Spruce top more rigid over the years, instead of allowing the Sitka to naturally mature to the point of being somewhat "mellow". The tongue brace has been left out for those of you who are convinced that this allows slightly more vibratory joy to emanate from an already great guitar.
As always with Collings, the set-up is wonderful right from Collings' shop. All this guitar needs is an avid player.
$3,735.00 w/ OHC
New Collings D-1A Guitar 'In Stock'
Choice Mahogany dreadnaut with Adirondack Red Spruce top. 1 3/4" width at nut.
This is a pretty straightforward D-1A. The only change from a "stock" model is its having the slightly wider 1 3/4" nut. The Mahogany AND and Red Spruce are very beautiful with character in the wood grain. The Red Spruce shows typical wide grain toward the outer edges of the top.
Multiple tortoise bindings around top, single tortoise around back. Ebony fingerboard, bridge and peghead overlay. Ebony pins and endpin. Bone compensated saddle; bone nut. Nickel Waverly open-back tuners.
These guitars get the highest respect from the most experienced players... That's because these guitars are pretty much the king of dreadnauts in many people's estimation. They always have brisk, sure attack with huge presence. The balance is tremendous from huge bass to powerful treble. These are future vintage collectibles.
$4,387.00 w/ HC
2010 Collings D-1A Guitar 'In Stock'
Exc condition. This guitar appears amazingly almost as a new guitar with no fret wear and no dents or dings. There is a repair on treble side near waist but the repair is nearly invisible.
Mahogany back, sides, and neck. Adirondack Red Spruce top showing varied grain width. Ebony peghead overlay, fingerboard, and bridge. Collings logo inlaid in peghead. Graduated dot inlays in fingerboard. Ebony pins. Bone saddle and nut. Strap button installed on heel.
This is a wide-open, fully broken-in D1A that shows no wear. In other words, it looks just like a new one, even considering the small beautifully-done repair on treble side. It's a very full sound with big punch, big presence, and projection. This is an excellent flatpicker's guitar.
$3,450.00 On Sale... $3,350.00 w/ OHC
1999 Collings D-1A Guitar 'In Stock'
VG(+) Condition. Mahogany Dreadnaut guitar with Adirondack Spruce top. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Brazilian Rosewood peghead overlay. Waverly pre-war style open-back tuners. Ebony bridge pins. Graduated small dot pearl inlays in fingerboard. 1 11/16" width of fingerboard at nut. SN: 5376.
Frets are in good shape. Numerous small dings and touch marks around guitar - nothing that affects feel or playability on neck. Guitar has one beautifully repaired area on bass side around lower bout. Back shows scratches, dings and button tracks. Top shows some dings and scratch lines from microphones. Top and Back are crack-free. New professional fret milling. * This guitar toured extensively in the U.S. and around the world.
If the pickup is not a "plus" for you, we are happy to professionally remove it, re-dowel the endpin hole, and fit an original Ebony endpin for you.
This guitar is in quite nice condition structurally and it sounds real fine. Fully opened-up in it's 17th year, this D-1A has fast percussive attack with full presence and great projection.
New Collings D1-AT Torrefied Top Guitar 'Expected In Stock: 03/01/2017'
New. SN: 26703.
D1 with torrefied Adirondack Spruce top and "traditional" package including neck profile, bracing, hide glue and , lighter finish. Comes with excellent, vintage-style Collings dreadnought case.
New Collings D2HG Custom Guitar 'In Stock'
New. SN: 26028. Customized with 1 3/4" Vintage Now neck and bridge, cutthrough saddle, and no tongue brace.
High-grade and creamily gorgeous German Spruce top. Glowing Indian Rosewood back and sides with intricate herringbone seam. Herringbone is also showing on the top. One line of white binding showing on sides. Waverly tuners. Ebony fingerboard with cut diamond abalone position markers. Ebony peghead overlay with Collings logo inlaid in mother of pearl. Ebony bridge. Ebony bridgepins with pearl dot.
This guitar is a powerhouse. We have really grown to love the combo of German Spruce and Indian Rosewood. Fresh out of the box from Collings, we find yet another great example of the highest craftmanship, using fine materials and techniques. You simply can't go wrong with this one.
$4,455.00 w/ OHC
2003 Collings OM-3H Brazilian Guitar 'In Stock'
Exc.(+) Condition. Very slight scratches throughout the top and back, but no dings. Small evidence of fret wear on the fingerboard. Strap button installed in correct position in heel.
Adirondack Spruce top with light Tobacco sunburst. Top has Herringbone purfling and Ivoroid binding. Brazilian Rosewood back and sides. Multiple Ivoroid bindings and decorative center seam inlay in the back. Radiused Mahogany neck with Abalone cut-diamond" inlays. Rosewood peghead overlay with Collings logo inlaid. Fretboard has single Ivoroid binding, peghead has 3-ply Ivoroid binding. Gold Waverly tuners. Ebony bridge and pins.
Plays and sounds great. This guitar has opened up nicely, has lots of power and resonance.
New Collings OM2H-T Torrefied Top Guitar 'Expected In Stock: 03/01/2017'
New: SN 26726.
Sitka Spruce top with Traditional package including neck profile, bracing, hide glue and lighter finish. Comes with upgraded Collings vintage-style case.
More information and pictures coming soon...
New Collings Vintage-Style Dreadnaut Hard Case Guitar 'In Stock'
Inspired by the sleek and sturdy vintage cases of the 1930's, Collings brings the best modern technology to bear in its elegant re-creation that proves ultimately functional but just as durable and classy. At serial number 67, this is the first we have seen of Collings new cases and we are very impressed. The case is designed to perfectly fit a Collings dreadnaut but also fits most other dreadnauts. It is very protective but also several pounds lighter with significantly less bulk than most hardshell cases. It literally fits like a glove with no wasted space.
This case is arched on both the top and bottom for added structural support, and three plies of veneer are glued up in. Some of the finer features include welded (not just crimped) D rings attaching the handle. The full-length accessory pocket lid actually doubles as a neck rest. There is a rubber bumper on the butt end of the case for added protection.
New Collings Waterloo WL-14 L Adjustable Truss-Rod Guitar 'In Stock'
New. SN: WL1313.
Select Sitka Spruce top with sunburst finish and ladder bracing and adjustable truss-rod. Mahogany back, sides and neck. Rosewood fingerboard and bridge.
Built with a big tilt toward the historic Gibson (and Gibson's "Kalamazoo" brand) parlor guitars of the 1930's. This one has traditional "L-00" (or "L-0") body shape. Maybe the most amazing thing about these Waterloo guitars is that in many cases they sound better than the 80+ year old originals. These come with 12-fret or 14-fret neck joints, with X-bracing or with Ladder bracing, and with fixed or with adjustable truss-rods.
Everyone wants to hear about a startling difference between the x-bracing and the straight ("ladder"), bracing... But, sometimes they are tough to tell apart when new. We can atest to that statement because on several occasions we have had ladder braced and straight braced Waterloo guitars hanging next to each other on our walls that sometimes sounded opposite what you would assume. I am referring to subjective things, like, which one is fuller, or which has a faster decay of the notes, or which is warmer...etc.
In my opinion the ladder bracing AND the X-bracing both will satisfy experienced, competent players, and there isn't a clearcut advantage with either bracing choice that we hear. These are so well made that any experienced player of vintage guitars is impressed with them, for price, workmanship, materials, playability and sound.
$1,890.00 w/ HC
New Collings Waterloo WL-14 XTR Guitar 'In Stock'
New. Serial number WL-1573. Sunburst. X-braced. Adjustable truss-rod. 14-fret neck joint. 1 3/4" width at nut. This guitar is built similar to old 1930's "L-00" guitar models.
Mahogany back, sides and neck, with Spruce top. Rosewood fingerboard. Ebony bridge. Blackened peghead overlay. Three-on-a-plate open back tuners. Waterloo logo silkscreened onto peghead. Ebony (or similar) nut. Nice tortoise pickguard. Ebony bridge pins.
Matte finish, with sunburst Spruce top and shaded back of neck. Neck profile is a vintage feeling full rounded "Vee". Top edge of guitar and inside edge of soundhole are bound with cream bindings.
These guitars usually surpass the original old Gibson "Kalamazoo" versions from the 1930's. They are very "with it" from the start, with not only a great lightweight vintage feel, but also has that certain "old dry wood sound" that 70+ year old guitars have.
All solid woods, great tuners, great look, great sound, great playability, made in U.S., and comes with a great case.
$1,890.00 w/ OHC
New Collings Waterloo WL-JK Jumbo King DeLuxe Guitar 'In Stock'
New. SN: WL1475
Waterloo "Jumbo King" Deluxe. Spruce top with sunburst finish. Mahogany back, sides and neck. Nickel, "valve-covered" tuners with cream-colored buttons. 25 1/2" scale length, 1 3/4" width at nut. Cream binding on top, back, neck and fingerboard, with the top edge showing a black line. Cream heelcap. Rosewood peghead overlay and fingerboard. Large cream dots in fingerboard, silk-screened logo and model name in peghead. Herringbone soundhole rosette, inside of soundhole is bound with cream binding. "V" neck profile. Ebony bridge pins and end pin. Bone nut and intonated saddle. Ebony bridge. "Swirly" tortoise pickugard. Entire guitar has "shaded" sunburst.
This guitar is very responsive and has a big sound.
$2,900.00 w/ HC
Epiphone DR 500 MCE Guitar 'In Stock'
VG(+) Condition. There are a few signs of player wear, mostly slight. There is one moderate gouge in the neck around the 3rd fret.
Sitka Spruce top. Mahogany back, sides and neck. Radiused Rosewood fingerboard with pearloid "cut-diamond" inlays.
Sound is very nice and open, this is not at all a "beginner's" instrument. Comes with really cool tweed case, previously owned and used by a serious local swing player, Louie Bond.
$585.00 w/ Tweed HC
1966 Gibson J-160E Guitar 'In Stock'
VG.(+) Condition. There is lacquer checking, and moderate dents throughout the body. The back of the peghead has been broken and repaired. Electronics are somewhat crackly, but fully functional.
Sitka Spruce top with light-red sunburst finish and multiple bindings. Mahogany back, sides and neck. Radiused Rosewood fingerboard with pearl "trapezoid" inlays. Nickel Grover tuners. Ebony peghead overly with Gibson logo in pearl.
$2,495.00 w/ HC
1964 Gibson J-50 ADJ Guitar 'In Stock'
Exc (-) condition. Width at nut: 1 11/16".
Very select high grade spruce top with beautiful medullary rays. There is a strong possibility this is Engelmann Spruce and it has a nice chatoyancy. Mahogany back, neck, and sides. The mahogany in this guitar has particularly interesting grain. The back and sides are in great condition with no cracks or repairs, only a few small touches here and there. Back of peghead shows slight chipping from leaning against walls. A few lines of snaky finish checking and a few dings appear on the guitar. None are deep nor puckered. There are two significant dings into the finish and a few very minor scrapes. There are no large areas of wear anywhere, but one small area of fingernail wear at the bottom of pickguard near the end of the bridge. Brazilian rosewood fingerboard and bridge. Fingerboard has beautiful rosewood, with fabulous character (see photo). Cream-black-cream binding on top, with single cream binding on back and sides, all antique'd. Original Kluson DeLuxe tuners. Original truss rod cover. Fingerboard wear in the first position has been milled and filled in conjunction with recent fret job. Recent neck reset done by our luthier with 40 years of experience. Original red tortoise pickguard. All original finish with no touch up or overspray. No strap button ever installed on heel.
This guitar has great setup and playability. The sound is great even with the original adjustable ceramic saddle.
$4,450.00 w/ OHC
1918 Gibson L-1 Guitar 'In Stock'
Extremely Early Gibson Flattop Guitar - one of the earliest we've seen...
Excellent condition. This is one for the museums! Earliest example of a flat top, flat back guitar we've ever seen from Gibson. Example of the earliest "A-frame" bracing that Gibson employed until around 1926/27.
24 1/4" Scale Length. Shellac finish. BIRCH back and sides, with Red Spruce top. Pumpkin color. 1 13/16" width of fingerboard at nut. Dyed Pearwood fingerboard and peghead overlay. The Gibson silkscreen silver logo. Original Ebony nut. Original small frets. Tuners appear to be original 3 on a plate, with original buttons in good shape. Bridge is Ebony and appears to be original. Who knows - this guitar is early enough that it may be that Gibson just bought a bridge for this early guitar because they hadn't designed a flat top bridge before this time.
Back and sides may have been refinished at some point... but looks to be also a Shellac finish. Top seems to be original finish with typical "leather dye" sienna color under the shellac finish.
The historical record of the early days of Gibson evolving their L-1 from an arched top and back, to a flat top with arched back, to these first flat top AND flat back A-frame braced examples is rather murky and incomplete. Hopefully this guitar will stand as a useful piece to this ongoing puzzle...
* This cool old Gibson was previously shown on these pages as "display only", but we are currently offering this guitar for sale.
$3,950.00 w/ New L-1 Case
Recent Hoffee Flight Case for 000-Size Guitar 'On Hold'
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.
This instrument has been sold but we are leaving it on our website for a while to show it is available to order.
Adirondack Red Spruce top with beautiful Sacha Rosewood back and sides. Mahogany neck with radiused Ebony fingerboard and Pearl dot inlays. 25 1/2" scale, 1 3/4" width at nut, 2 1/4" string spacing at bridge. Top is multiple bound with Holly purfling. Back, sides and neck are also bound with Holly. Bone nut and saddle. Ebony bridge. Ebony peghead overlay with JWalker logo inlaid in Pearl. Nickel Waverly tuners.
Sound is very open with a dynamic driving power.
2009 John Walker Lolo Creek Guitar 'In Stock'
Exc.(-) Condition. There are several stray lines of lacquer checking propogating from the bridge on the top. Otherwise, there is some minor player wear, but this guitar is in mostly fine condition.
Red spruce top with "tobacco" sunburst finish. Beautiful Mahogany back, sides and neck. Top, back, fingerboard, peghead and inside of soundhole are all single-bound with ivoroid. Ebony peghead overlay with JWalker logo inlaid in Abalone. Radiused Ebony fretboard with Abalone "cut-diamond" inlays. Nickel Waverly tuners with ivoroid buttons. Ebony bridge, bone "cut-through" saddle and nut.
These small-bodied guitars are traditionally utilized for finger-picking, and this one does sound exceptional when finger-picked. However, this guitar is not at all constrained acoustically or dynamically to a certain style of playing. This instrument will not be "over-played" with a heavy flatpick attack, and has plenty of volume and power to compete in any jam.
This guitar was a custom order and is not for sale, however we are posting it on our website so you can see the photos of this beautiful guitar, hand-crafted in Montana by John Walker. 1 3/4" width at nut.
German Spruce top with bearclaw character. Highest grade Brazilian Rosewood back and sides. Mahogany neck with beautiful Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard bound with maple. Multiple bindings throughout, including maple and multiple layers of black and white. Soundhole rosette has beautiful gold abalone. Center seam marketry strip in back. Brazilian Rosewood bridge with through saddle. Brazilian Rosewood peghead overlay with logo inlaid in gold abalone. Waverly tuners with dark tortoise buttons and matching bridge pins. Ivory nut.
This guitar is big, loud, beautiful, and downright amazing. Lives right up to its size with huge, nuanced sound and the finest workmanship using the finest materials available.
Un Played Condition Marler Madagascar RW Dreadnaught Guitar 'In Stock'
Exceptional condition. This guitar is from the highly respected builder, Michael Marler, who passed away in May 2005. This guitar exhibits craftsmanship at the highest level of guitar building. Not only did he use the finest woods, but Marler's methods are impeccable. Barely any signs of player wear.
High-grade Madagascar Rosewood back and sides. High-grade Adirondack Red Spruce top. Mahogany neck with three-piece stringer down the center from peghead to heel. Gabon Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Rosewood peghead overlay.
Flamed koa bindings work so attractively in tying together the different woods around the edges of the body and peghead. Peghead has very artistic rose inlay of gold pearl, white pearl, and abalone. Face of peghead shows multiple wood marketry strips inside the koa binding. Handmade brass truss rod cover. Gold Schaller tuners with ebony buttons. Gabon ebony fingerboard has cut diamond inlays and also shows a purfling line all around the fingerboard, like a picture frame. Top is very high grade Adirondack Red Spruce showing all the aspects of red spruce: grain variation from wide to tight, beautiful medullary rays, and red streaks. Top has elaborate yet tasteful soundhole rosette of multiple wood purflings with a centerpiece of very intense abalone. Gabon ebony bridge with boxed intonated bone saddle. Beautiful original nut. Multiple wood purflings are also seen along the top, sides, and centerseam of back. Flamed koa heelcap also shows multiple wood purfling. Flamed koa endwedge also mitered in with multiple purflings. Original clear pickguard. Ebony bridgepins. Jack professionally installed, but no pickup in guitar. Mr. Marler installed the jack while building instead of a regular endpin so that a future owner could have a pickup installed without needing to drill the hole. Gold strap button professionally installed in neck heel.
Action is beautifully low and the sound is very sensitive yet extremely powerful.
$6,850.00 On Sale... $6,200.00 w/ Ameritage Suspension Case
1898 Martin 0-28 Guitar 'In Stock'
Exceptional Original Condition. Top has 6 cracks professionally repaired between the bridge and the lower binding on the top. These repaired cracks look great and are all tight. Back and sides are in great original condition with no cracks and only a couple marks. There are a few small marks on the back of the neck, but no fret wear. Peghead is in fine shape with just a few touches.
Beautiful old-growth, quarter-sawn Brazilian Rosewood back and sides. Top and back bound with Ivory. Back edge has multi wood purfling. Top edge has small wooden "Herringbone" purfling. Soundhole rosette has three purfling rings with center one having two strips of Ivory. 1 13/16" width at nut. Mahogany neck with radiused Ebony fretboard. Slotted peghead with original Elephant Ivory tuner buttons. The original tuners work fine. Original bridge and Ivory pins. Setup to play great on silk and steel strings.
Really warm and beautiful tone. This guitar has an excellent low end for such a small guitar, and sweet, clean highs. Until 1927, Martin predominantly made guitars for nylon or gut strings. The only difference between these guitars and ones made for steel string is the presence of a bridge plate under the top. You can string it with ultra-light gauge strings (10's), silk and steel, silk and bronze, nylon or gut.
$9,450.00 w/ Newer HC
1934 Martin 000-18 Long Scale Guitar 'In Stock'
Exc (-) condition. 25.4" scale. 1 23/32" width at nut. SN: 56652. Like all 000's of this era, this guitar is joined at the 14th fret.
Appears to be Adirondack Red Spruce top. Cuban Mahogany back, sides, and neck. Neck has beautiful slightly rounded "V" profile. Brazilian Rosewood peghead overlay and endwedge. Body has tortoise outer bindings with multiple wood purflings on top edge. Original tortoise pickguard. True to original, bar frets are in great shape. Ivory nut. Original Grover G-98 open-back Pre-War tuners. Gabon ebony fingerboard and bridge. Ebony heelcap. Peghead has old Martin logo and C F Martin & Co stamped on the back of the peghead.
Moderate amount of player wear above and below pickguard and at treble side of soundhole. Some finish worn at edge of back, center of back, and edge of sides. Light handwear through finish on neck, but neck is very smooth and has no unnevenness or dings. No strap button ever installed on neck. There are no major cracks and no signs of prior repairs, other than a jack hole professionally plugged in lower treble side. It's possible that the bridge has been replaced, but if so, the job was so good that it is indistinguishable. There is the very slightest hint of a light pickguard crack beside the fingerboard, barely visible.
Comes with rare Aengus flight case, serial number 2, with aquamarine exterior. This is an excellently-made flight case that fits the instrument well.
$16,850.00 w/ Flight Case
2009 Martin 000-MMV Custom w/ K&K pickup Guitar 'On Hold'
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.
$1,395.00 w/ OHC
1967 Martin D-12-35 12-String w/ Brazilian Rosewood Guitar 'On Hold'
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.
$4,295.00 On Sale... $3,850.00 w/ OHC
1970 Martin D-12-35 Guitar 'In Stock'
VG Condition. The top has some marks and dings, some moderate lacquer checking and two repaired cracks. The back and sides have fairly minor player wear, just small knicks and scratches. The neck is in good shape, just a couple touches on it. No fret wear. Bridge has been shaved to stave off a neck reset. Guitar has medium-high action.
Spruce top, Rosewood back and sides. Top and back have multiple bindings. Fretboard is single bound. Mahogany neck, radiused Ebony fretboard with graduated pearl dot inlays. Nickel Grover tuners. Rosewood peghead overlay. Strap button installed professionally in heel.
$1,995.00 On Sale... $1,750.00 w/ OHC
2010 Martin D-16A Guitar 'In Stock'
Exc.(++) Condition. There are one or two minor marks on the top and back, and one small flaw in the binding. Frets are in great shape.
Very nice, wide-grained Adirondack top, Mahogany back, sides and neck. Multiple bindings on top, with tortoise purfling. Single tortoise binding on back. Ebony bridge and fretboard. Abalone fretboard inlays and bridge pin dots. Rosewood peghead overlay. "Antiqued" gloss finish on the top. Forward-shifted scalloped braces. The neck profile is deep and "vintage" feeling with a rounded "V" neck profile. Nut width is 1 23/32". Dimarzio soundhole pickup professionally installed with output jack at end pin.
Tone is great with big projection. The Adirondack top and bracing make for a powerful sound.
$1,550.00 w/ OHC
2003 Martin D-18 Guitar 'In Stock'
Exc (+) condition. Pre-owned Martin in great shape, in near mint condition with only one small ding on top. No strap button ever installed. Only very minor fretwear.
Spruce top with some areas of slight bearclaw figure. Mahogany back, sides, and neck. Ebony fingerboard, bridge, and peghead overlay. 5-ply bindings showing on top and around rosette. Black bindings showing on sides and back. Graduated pearl dot position markers. Nickel tuners.
This guitar plays smooth and was well cared-for. Action is comfortable. Solid quality Martin sound.
$1,950.00 w/ OHC
1973 Martin D-18 Guitar 'In Stock'
VG.(+) Condition. There are two repaired cracks in the back, one on the length of the center seam, and one smaller one (approx. 2") towards the treble edge. There is some lacquer checking on the top and back, and an assortment of moderate marrs. The top has one repaired crack as well. The frets show a small amount of wear, and there is some finish worn away from "thumb-wear" on the back of the neck. Original Grover tuners. Neck has been reset. Strap button installed in correct position on the heel.
Spruce top with multiple bindings. Mahogany back, sides and neck. Radiused Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard with graduated pearl dot inlays. Rosewood peghead overlay wth CF Martin logo decal.
Sound is very nice and open. This guitar is setup well and ready to play.
$1,750.00 w/ HC
1967 Martin D-21 Guitar 'In Stock'
Exc. Condition. The top has normal amounts of dents and dings, but no cracks or lacquer checking. The back and sides are in similar shape with scratches and dings but nothing major and only one small crack on the back, that does not appear to go all the way through. There is a small amount of fret wear on the fingerboard, and a few scratches in the back of the neck. Peghead has a couple of knicks. Original bridge, original frets, original tuners. Newer pickguard. Strap button installed in the middle of the heel (not heelcap).
Adirondack top, Brazilian Rosewood back and sides. Top is multiple bound, back has single binding. Mahogany neck, radiused Ebony fretboard with graduated pearl dot inlays. Nickel Grover tuners. Rosewood peghead overlay.
Plays great, sound is nice and open.
$6,995.00 w/ HC
1964 Martin D-28 Guitar 'In Stock'
Exc (+) condition. This guitar is in beautiful condition with stunning rosewood. Hardly any signs of player wear. A real find. This is guitar that has been cherished for its entire life. And... it comes in it's original Lifton Hard Case.
Very great example of Brazilian Rosewood on back and sides. Predominately quarter-sawn with beautiful grain and color characteristics, and even residual saw marks. Mahogany neck with rounded "V" profile. High-grade Sitka Spruce top. Brazilian Rosewood peghead overlay. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Original pickguard. Grover "patent pending" tuners. Multiple ivoroid bindings around top and back. Multiple ivoroid endwedge and heelcap. Wooden marketry strip in center of back. Pearl dots inlaid in fingerboard. Strap button professionally installed on heel.
This guitar has extremely little wear and very little evidence of handling. There is mild finish checking 'here and there'. Original frets, with very little wear. One repaired pickguard crack. The action is approximately 3.5/32" between low E string and top of 12th fret, and 2.7/32" at high E string, and there is plenty of saddle to adjust to even lower action. Recent beautiful neck reset by John Joyner, a 35-year experienced luthier.
Bridge has been re-glued. It shows slight thinning at wings from sanding before regluing, and also shows (not easily seen), evidence that this guitar had "Hot Dots" pickup professionally removed.
The sound is absolutely great. You wish every 1960's D-28 sounded this good. A quick, sure, snarling attack with lots of presence and tone after. Great sustain, great punch. A very good example.
$8,350.00 w/ Original Lifton Case
1966 Martin D-28 Guitar 'In Stock'
Exc condition. No strap button ever installed. One pickguard crack on inside edge of pickguard repaired. Center seam crack from bridge to binding reglued. Neck reset by John Joyner in recent years.
Predominantly quarter-sawn Brazilian Rosewood. High-grade spruce top. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Graduated pearl dot inlays in fingerboard. Appears to be original bridgepins and endpin. Original bridge. Original pickguard. All original finish. Original Nickel Grover "Pat. Pend." tuners. Finish checking evident around top and some lines of it in back of neck. Neck profile is a beautiful rounded V. Top is very nice and flat below bridge. No distortion, no bulging. 6-ply cream binding showing on top edge. 3-ply matching binding showing on back edge. Cream heelcap and multiple-bound endwedge to match. Decorative wooden marketry strip in center seam of back. Diamond volute in back of peghead.
Playability is very excellent on this guitar with recent professional setup. The sound is in the higher echelons of example for this era of Martins. Very fast, sure attack, very good balance. The sound is not weighted too much in the low-mids. A beautiful growly sound with great sustain.
$7,550.00 w/ Newer Martin Geib Case
1969 Martin D-35 Guitar 'In Stock'
Exc.(-) Condition. There are just a few signs of player wear on the guitar. Top has two repaired cracks, one in the center seam, and one near the binding on the treble bout. Frets show moderate signs of wear. Bridge and pickguard have been replaced.
Spruce top with multiple bindings. Beautiful Brazilian Rosewood back and sides also with multiple bindings. Mahogany neck, radiused Ebony fretboard with graduated pearl dot inlays. Fretboard has single binding. Brazilian Rosewood peghead overlay with CFMartin logo. Nickel Grover tuners.
Sound is very strong.
$5,995.00 w/ HC
1973 Martin D-35 Guitar 'In Stock'
Exc (-) condition.
3-piece rosewood back, rosewood sides, and mahogany neck. Appears to be Engelmann Spruce top. Ebony fingerboard and bridge with Brazilian Rosewood peghead overlay. Multiple-bound body with 5-ply binding seen around top face and side of top edge. 5- and 3-play bindings seen at back edge. 6-ply heelcap. Single-bound fingerboard. 3-ply endwedge. In the 3-piece back, the middle triangle piece is separated by three stringers of maple-rosewood-maple. Back has two cracks professionally repaired. Both follow grain lines. One more area on the treble side of the back near binding shows repair done so well you can't believe it ever needed repair. Top of center wedge has a hole where previously a strap button was installed. Now there is a nickel strap button professionally installed in correct position in heel. Top shows numerous dings, stray pickmarks and player wear, and polite scratches, but in overall great shape showing only an E-string pickguard crack. Peghead has a few chips around the edge of the face and some wear on the back, perhaps from leaning against a wall. Back of neck is nice. Black pickguard appears to be newer black pickguard, larger than original. Professional intonated bone saddle and nut. Original closed back tuners have been replaced with Gotoh pre-War style open-backs. Neck profile is a deep modified V. Graduated pearl dot inlays in fingerboard. Frets are in fine playing condition.
This guitar does not need a neck reset. The neck is straight and in fine working condition. This guitar is setup to play and plays very well with a fine voice. Greg says, "I would rank this among the better D-35s from the 1970s." The wooden case this guitar comes in is much nicer than the original Martin thermoplastic case that came with the guitar when new. Active pickup installed and functioning with volume control in soundhole.
$2,095.00 w/ HC
Previously Owned Martin HD-28V Dreadnaut Centennial Guitar 'On Hold'
Mint Condition. "Dreadnaut Centennial" special edition to celebrate 100 years since Martin made the first Dreadnaut guitars in 1916 for the Oliver Ditson Co.
One of the most popular of all the Martin Guitar models is the Martin HD-28. But this one is a "Vintage" series, having scalloped braces that are forward-shifted toward the soundhole and several other great options and appointments that come with the "Vintage" series. These pre-War appointments include open-back pre-War style tuners, 'cut-thru' saddle, tasteful antique finish, small Maple bridgeplate, among others.
Indian Rosewood back and sides with very high grade Sitka Spruce top. 1 11/16" width at nut. Rosewood peghead overlay. Tortoise pickguard. Gabon Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Bone nut and bone intonated long saddle. Ivoroid outer bindings around top and back. Ivoroid heelcap. Wooden herringbone purfling around inside of top edge. Wooden 'zipper' back strip along center of back. The case is American-made 5-ply hardshell like the old "Geib" cases.
No player wear on this guitar. It's hard to find a blemish anywhere on this guitar. The set-up is very good - it plays very easy. The sound is great. It is punchy with a fast attack and great color and depth. This is a very capable guitar that is going to make someone very happy.
$2,450.00 w/ OHC
2013 Martin OM-18A "1933" Guitar 'On Hold'
Exc condition. This guitar pays homage to the iconic 1933 Martin OM-18, using many period-correct materials and construction techniques, including hide glue. It differs from the OM-18GE and OM-18V with an overall thinner construction and 5/16" scalloped X-braces and 1/4" tone bars. The first thing you notice when you pick up this guitar is how light it is. Playing shows it to be a rich and responsive instrument. 1 3/4" width at nut. 2 3/8" pin spacing. 25.4" scale length. All solid wood. Only a few signs of prior ownership. A couple slight dings on top. You can tell the frets were played but there is very little wear and no V dents.
Adirondack spruce top with beautiful wide grain, tastefully colored with amber-brown sunburst. Genuine mahogany back and sides. Mahogany neck has comfortable vintage "V" profile. Per historic 1933 specifications, neck has ebony rod. Ebony fingerboard, belly bridge, and nut. Bone saddle. Top has multiple black-white-black-white bindings showing. Multiple rosette bindings. Single line of black showing on back and sides. Black heelcap. Strap button professionally installed in heel. Nickel Waverly open-back tuners with butterbean buttons. Beautiful rosewood peghead overlay with gold Martin logo. "C.F. Martin & Co. Nazareth, PA" is stamped on the back of peghead.
The Orchestra Model continues to be one of the most venerated guitar models Martin made, and 1933 was a great year for it. This guitar looks brand new because it is so recent and in such great condition, but it sounds great and plays so easily. Fingerpicking is a breeze with the wider neck and responsive feel. Flatpicking is crisp and clean. This guitar does have a well-rounded bottom end and also sounds good strummed. A really nice tribute to the OM-18 and good guitar in its own right.
1998 Moonstone 00-42 Guitar 'In Stock'
VG(+) Condition. There are small areas of finish checking on the top, but otherwise the guitar is in fine condition. Normal scratches on the back. Frets are in good condition.
Engelmann top. Cambodian Rosewood back. Madagascar Rosewood sides. Top is bound with Abalone and Ivoroid. Back, neck and peghead are all Ivoroid bound. There is also Abalone on the soundhole rosette, and bordering the fretboard on the body. Herringbone center seam strip in back. Radiussed Ebony fretboard with elaborate "Snowflake" inlays. Mahogany neck. Slotted Rosewood peghead with elaborate Abalone inlay and Nickel Waverly tuners.
This is a very nice guitar made with an incredible attention to detail. Price recently reduced.
$3,850.00 On Sale... $3,395.00 w/OHC
2008 Moonstone 000-45 Guitar 'In Stock'
Exc.(-) Condition. There are just some little touches on the guitar. The top, back and sides all have one or two dings. There is one crack following the grain the back. There is an incredible amount of detailed work done on the Abalone purflings on this guitar.
Very nice Sitka Spruce top. Madagascar Rosewood back and sides. The top, back and sides are all bound with Ivoroid and top-grade Abalone purflings. There is also Abalone around the neck on the body, along the heel, and on the soundhole rosette. Center seam inlay in the back. Mahogany neck with radiused Ebony fretboard. Abalone "Snowflake" inlays. Slotted peghead with gold Waverly tuners and Ivoroid buttons. Elaborate Abalone inlay on peghead overlay. Nut and intonated saddle appear to be ivory. Bone or ivory bridge pins, bone end pin.
This is a beautiful guitar with all the amenities. Wonderful tone with lots of richness and depth. You may not have heard of Steve Helgason, but we get lots of very high end, and vintage instruments through here, this guitar is great compared to many of them.
$7,850.00 w/ OHC
2008 Roy Noble HD-100 Brazilian Rosewood Dreadnaut Guitar 'In Stock'
Exceptional original condition. A rare find. There are very light signs of this guitar being played, but no real signs of player wear on the frets, lacquer, neck, etc. Just light fingermarks around pickguard area and very light shirt scratches on the back.
Made of top materials: master-grade Brazilian Rosewood, from harvested "stump wood". This Brazilian is old growth, and shows great character of color, shimmer, grain, beauty. Top-grade Adirondack spruce showing bearclaw and strong medullary rays. One-piece Amazon mahogany neck. Gabon ebony fingerboard, bridge, bridge pins, and tuner buttons. Brazilian Rosewood peghead overlay with Roy Noble's signature slanted line in peghead and quilted maple Noble truss rod cover. Wooden handmade herringbone purflings around top edge and soundhole rosette with flamed maple outer bindings on top edge and bottom edge of guitar. Multiple wood purflings around inside back edge and around soundhole rosette. Ivoroid binding around peghead and along fingerboard. Flamed maple graduated backstrip in center of back, heelcap, and endwedge. Neck shaded at heel and back of peghead. Gold Waverly open-back tuners with ebony buttons. Gold strap button professionally installed in correct position of neck heel. Under the saddle pickup installed with endpin jack and control wheel inside soundhole. Abalone cut-diamond inlays in fingerboard. Bone nut and intonated saddle.
Loud and resonant, this guitar has amazing tone. Strong attack. Rich, warm, and robust.
$10,850.00 w/ OHC
1991 Roy Noble HD-100 Brazilian Rosewood Dreadnaut Guitar 'In Stock'
Exc (-) condition. Body is in great shape. Small amounts of previous owner wear. No cracks or repairs except as noted below. 1 23/32" width at nut. 2 1/8" pin spacing.
Very attractive old growth Brazilian Rosewood back and sides. High grade spruce top. Tor-tis pickguard. Mr. Noble's handmade Herringbone bindings around top edge and soundhole. Maple outer bindings on top and back of guitar with multiple strips showing on the back and sides of guitar. Maple center strip down back of guitar. Brazilian Rosewood peghead overlay, heelcap, and endwedge. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Mother of pearl cut diamond inlays in fingerboard. Amazon mahogany neck with a rounded "V" profile. Ivory nut and bridgepins. Bone saddle. Nickel Waverly pre-War style open-back tuners with ivoroid buttons. Ivoroid strap button installed in heel.
This guitar has had some work. At some point, a repair man didn't trust Mr. Noble's bolt-on neck system, and they epoxied the neck heel to the headblock of the guitar. Our luthier John Joyner carefully removed the neck and removed all the epoxy so now the neck is situated very well on the body, but there is some sign of the heat used to loosen the epoxy. Either side of neck heel shows darkening of rosewood where heat was applied in the neck joint. This was a very difficult job, except that Mr. Joyner has 35 years of experience and did it quite well.
Extremely powerful, extremely beautiful tone Roy Noble guitar from 1991. Incredibly wide open with huge voice and huge amount of tonal information. Hard to beat this guitar.
$6,950.00 w/ OHC
2004 Roy Noble Indian Rosewood Dreadnaut Guitar 'On Hold'
Serial number 406. This is a beautiful guitar from legendary builder Roy Noble. Currently in the shop being setup by our luthier. Please call for more information.
$4,950.00 w/ OHC
New Shanti 6-String Parlor Guitar 'In Stock'
New. 6-string Indian Rosewood parlor guitar from internationally acclaimed builder Michael Hornick of Shanti Guitars. Depth at lower bout: 4". Width at lower bout is 13". 1 3/4" nut width. 23.9" scale. 2 1/4" pin spacing at bridge. This guitar has many tasteful and subtle appointments.
Very high grade exquisite Red Spruce top showing signature Red Spruce character and grain including medullary rays and a hint of red. Indian Rosewood back and sides. Mahogany neck. Brazilian Rosewood, bridge, peghead overlay, and heelcap. Two soundports installed on upper bouts, with matching rosewood covers. Radiused ebony fingerboard with abalone music notes sprinkled down the fingerboard as position markers with dove in flight at 12th fret. Titanium frets. Gorgeous paua abalone soundhole rosette and top bindings are as beautiful as you will ever see. Multiple wood bindings enclose a stunning line of paua abalone on the top. Wooden marketry backstrip and tail strip carefullly mitered in to bindings. Lighter wood line showing on side, back and top inside ebony. Dove in flight abalone inlaid at top of peghead. Gold Gotoh tuners with ebony buttons. Ebony endpin and strap button with inlay installed by builder. Bone nut, saddle, and bridge pins.
Sound is relatively large and complex for a guitar of this size. This is a beautiful instrument.
$5,000.00 w/ New Ameritage Case
1992 Shanti SF w/ Brazilian Rosewood Guitar 'In Stock'
Exc condition. Brand new titanium frets installed by the builder, Michael Hornick in 2017.
Top is select German Spruce from the Black Forest. Back and sides are beautiful very high-grade quarter-sawn old growth Brazilian Rosewood. This is a beautiful guitar with many nice appointments. King wood peghead overlay with dove in flight abalone inlay. Gabon ebony radiused fingerboard. Dove inlays on fingerboard are made from vintage piano key ivory. Beautiful abalone twin inlay at 12th fret. Two more abalone dove inlays on Brazilian Rosewood bridge. Beautiful solid green abalone bindings on the top, along fingerboard, and around rosette and peghead. Ivoroid multiple bindings with extra lines of wood shown on top, back and sides. Wooden marketry end strip beautiful mitered in. Piano key ivory heelcap. Gold Schaller tuners with ebony buttons. Strap button and clear pickguard installed by the builder.
This guitar originally cost over $18,000 and was used and enjoyed by the owner for years. There are incidental signs of prior player wear, including a minor dings on the top. Cosmetic issues on the top include snaky lines of crackle finish, what looks like a microphone ding, and a slight shadow where an armrest has been removed. Back of the neck and back and sides are in great shape with no crackle finish. Peghead shows no finish checking.
Beautiful, mature tone. Even the back of the guitar sings when you tap it.
$11,990.00 w/ New Ameritage Case
2002 Taylor 814-CE-LTD Cutaway - but no control panel Guitar 'In Stock'
Exc condition. "Venetian" cutaway. 1 3/4" width at nut. 25.5" scale length. Body shape is Taylor "Grand Auditorium" which means 20" length, 16" width, and 4 5/8" depth. Construction is CV bracing with relief rout, and scarf neck joint.
Sitka Spruce top. Cocobolo back and sides, with beautiful character of grain. Tropical Mahogany neck. Ebony fingerboard with stylish pearl inlays. Fretboard is bound with curly Koa. Curly Koa heelcap. Curly Koa binding visible on peghead, body sides and back, with additional lines on the top. Beautiful abalone rosette. Ebony truss rod cover. Taylor logo inlaid in headstock with mother or pearl. Tortoise pickguard. Gold Taylor tuners. Ebony bridgepins with abalone dot.
Even though this is a "CE" (cutaway, electric pickup) model, there is no control panel cut into the side of guitar. Instead, this guitar has an under bridge pickup installed with an on-board pre-amp on side of headblock inside guitar, and volume control wheel inside soundhole lip. We think it is quite an advanced idea to NOT cut an extra hole in the side of your guitar to mount a plastic control panel into. The pickup works great and sounds great.
Cocobolo is a great tropical tonewood, which produces a rich, colorful tone, with high end sparkle. This guitar is responsive and articulate. This is a Taylor "legacy model" that is no longer being produced, but the original list price was $4,498 in 2002! This guitar comes to us from a local gigging musician who takes care of his instruments. This instrument is in nearly immaculate condition. It is set up to play with no problems.
$3,250.00 w/ OHC
c 1936 Weymann Archtop Guitar 'In Stock'
Cool old archtop guitar with many upgrades, including brand new EVO frets. Set up to play great. More information coming soon.