Steve Swan Guitars
High Quality New and Used Acoustic Guitars

(650) 515-1014

    Pre-1950 Martin and Gibson instruments coming in August

 Among the prewar Martin guitars coming in August are a huge voiced converted 1928 OO-40H, a nice sounding player 1943 D-28, a near mint 1944 D-18, a bold-voiced 1945 OOO-21 with steel T-bar, and a very rich and full sounding 1948 D-28.

 Among the vintage Gibson instruments expected in July are a bright and complex voiced 1924 F-5 mandolin, and a 1935 L-OO.

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


    Shop Hours for this week:   


-Saturday 8-18     9 am – 5 pm   


 Sunday 8-19   Special hours by appointment:  1 pm – 8 pm


-Monday 8-20         9 am – 5 pm

-Tuesday 8-21          Out of the Shop. Call or Email.

-Wednesday 8-22           Out of the Shop. Call or Email.  

-Thursday 8-23              9 am – 5 pm       

-Friday 8-24            9 am – 5 pm

-Saturday 8-25             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

– 1945 Martin OOO-21      Clean. Well developed voice.

– 1932 Martin OO-21    Clean and uninjured. Fine voice.

– 1930 Gibson L-1    As light and responsive as possible

– 2011 Rockbridge Smeck   Quilted Sapele,  Adirondack

– 1953 Gibson J-45   Well played and very responsive

– 1934 Gibson Roy Smeck Stage De Luxe

– Early 1935 Gibson Roy Smeck Stage De Luxe

– 1964 Martin OO-21 NY   Clean, added guard

– 1928 Vega Professional tenor banjo   clean

– 1935 Martin D-28    New bridge, Finish work

– 1931 Martin OM-18    New Tuners in 1938-40

– Used SCGC Tony Rice Professional  As New

– 1950 Martin shadetop OO-18        Even voice, easy play.

– 1939 Recording King rosewood Model 1027   Very strong.


                In the repair shop

– 1948 Martin D-28: Neck reset, replacement bridge



               Coming Soon

  • 1943 Martin D-28      Player. Refinished, new pickguard.
  • 1944 Martin D-18         Near mint condition
  • 1932 Martin Shadetop OM-18      Near mint condition

       String Bass Website

See our companion website for the complete inventory and related material for the bass violins in stock.

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