NEW WORDPRESS WEBSITE COMING SOON! After beating my head against the wall for over a year with this Joomla guitar website, I'll be getting a new WordPress website by early December. The easy navigation and uploading features will be the same as the wonderful WordPress site for the basses, www.steveswanstringbass.com
TEMPORARY PHOTO POSTINGS AND NEW LISTINGS WILL BE POSTED ON www.steveswanstringbass.com Until the new guitar website is up, I will be posting new recent guitar listings and missing photo sets for the current text listings on the "Bass Guitars" page of www.steveswanstringbass.com
Two Websites Now
www.steveswanguitars.com will continue to feature guitars and related fretted instruments. www.steveswandoublebasses.com will soon be phased out and replaced with www.steveswanstringbass.com, which will be the new home for the bass side of the business.
The photos will now be included at the same time as the new text listings are updated.
- 1907 Martin 1-21
- 1953 Martin OO-18 with Adirondack spruce top
- 1955 Martin D-18 full sound
- 1947 Martin D-18 a real monster
- 1966 Martin D-21 as clean as they get
- 1998 Roy McAlister Presentataion L (Nick Lucas) Brazilian rosewood
- 2011 Roy McAlister L (Nick Lucas) Ovangkol body
- 1937 Martin D-18 with two small side cracks in the bass-side waist
- 1941 Martin D-28 with a hairline heel crack
- 1937 Martin D-28 in very fine original condition
- Near mint wide neck Martin 1939 D-18
In the Repair Shop
- 1966 Martin D-28
The latest fine old Martin Dreadnoughts added to inventory are an incredibly fine sounding 1940 D-18 (Bill Hurley) and a great sounding and very clean 1969 D 12-35. For full descriptions and complete sets of photos, please see the "Vintage Martin Dreadnoughts" page.
An especially strong sounding 1907 1-21 has come in as a trade from another dealer. This one has very few repairs and likes to be strung with custom light guage strings: .050" through .011".
Martin after 1970
We are looking for more good contemporary used Martin guitars.
The most recent additions are two guitars made by the great Roy McAlister. The oldest is a great sounding mint condition Brazilian rosewood Presentation L (Nick Lucass) from 1998. The more recdently made guitar is an Ovangkol full depth L (Nick Lucas) from 2011.
Lively 1928 Gibson L-3
My favorite solidbody guitar in the shop is the Rich Hoeg "Hillbilly Deluxe" birdseye Maple late 1940s style guitar. With a short scale, DeArmond pickup, and Merle Travis styling, you can really get in touch with your inner Deke Dickerson with this one. For a complete description and a full set of photos, please see the "Solidbody Guitars" page.
The latest additions are a 2001 Hofner, a 5 string fretless Celinder, and Marcus Miller's personal Celinder Jazz Bass with red LEDs on the edge of the fingerboard! For complete descriptions and full sets of photos, please see the "Electric Bass" page.