Steve Swan Guitars
High Quality New and Used Acoustic Guitars

(650) 515-1014

    Prewar through mid-1940s Martins and Gibson instruments coming in March

 Among the prewar and mid-1940s Martin guitars coming in March are a stunningly clean 1931 OO-21, a colorful sounding early 1935 D-28, a mint condition 1944 D-28, and a clean and rich sounding 1946 D-28.

 Vintage Gibson instruments coming in March are a colorfully complex sounding February 18 1924 Loar-signed F-5 and a very clean 1939 Gibson-made Recording King rosewood 1027 model Jumbo.

 Keep an eye on the “What’s New” section of this front page!

    Shop Hours for this week:   


-Saturday 3-10     9 am – 5 pm


-Monday 3-12         9 am -5 pm

-Tuesday 3-13           Out of the Shop.  Call or Email.

-Wednesday 3-14        9 am – 5 pm

-Thursday 3-15         9 am-5 pm

-Friday 3-16              9 am – 5 pm

-Saturday 3-17           9 am – 5 pm


It is always best to set an appointment time in advance.

Get your name on the want list!

A number of high quality consignment guitars are heading to the shop from every corner of the U.S.A. and beyond. Some recent arrivals have been sold or put on hold before they even make it to the website listing. I am continuing to keep keep a want list for those players that want to get in line for something very specific in very nice playing condition. Please email or call to discuss your particular requirements.


      What’s New

– 1946 Martin herringbone D-28   Very resonant, colorful.

– 1939 Recording King rosewood Model 1027   Very strong.

– 1955 Martin D-28      Strong, incisive voice. Clean

– 1930 Martin OO-21 Shadetop      Great sound. Clean

– 1940 Martin D-28      One owner, recent neck reset

– 1944 Martin D-28      Very clean, with little actual use

– 1935 Martin D-18       Quick response, Rich tone

– 1940 Martin D-28      Especially powerful voice, great feel

– 1945 Martin D-28      A magnificent sounding example

– 1983 Martin D-45V   Brazilian rosewood, Rich voice

– 1946 Martin D-18      Powerful and penetrating voice

– 1995 Martin D-40 FMG       Quilted mahogany, complex

– 1942 Martin D-28      Beautiful, Quick and lively response

– 1949 Martin D-28       Complex and forceful voice

– 1940 Martin D-18       Powerful and lively sounding

– 1935 Martin D-18       Recent neck reset, refret


                In the repair shop

– 1934 Gibson Roy Smeck Stage De Luxe for a full conversion. This should be a great sounding example, as it is one of the few made originally with scalloped brace voicing.

– 1935 Martin D-28 for a replacement bridge and some fret work


               Coming Soon

  • 1935 Martin D-28             Rich voice, easy playing

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