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.
The increased demand for high quality instruments from small shops and solo builders has recently allowed us to feature great instruments from Ed Claxton, Marty Lanham (Nashville Guitar Company), Roy McAlister, Santa Cruz Guitar Company, and another James Olsen. A demo model Stan Miller F-5 mandolin has also just arrived. More instruments from these and other top tier guitar builders will be coming into the shop through the summer.
I have a memorial page for my dearest doggie buddy, Heinz Staninec, in the “Featured Instruments” area of the string bass website, www.steveswanstringbass.com. Visitors to the shop over the last several years may have seen Heinz during his once per week overnight visits with me. 2016 brought more visits as the physical deterioration of his old age demanded more and more attention especially as the seasons progressed into the spring and early summer months. I assumed full time care for him during the last 9-10 weeks of his life, as the steep stairs at his mother’s home became too difficult for him to safely negotiate by himself. The 24/7 schedule with lots of lost sleep took me away from shop duties for much of the “Summer of Heinz”. We became fixtures in the shop neighborhood with several 30-60 minute doddering walks taken from very early morning to very late at night. As time permits, I will add some more photos and remembrances of this very special, sweet deaf dog. Now that he is gone, I will be much more present in the guitar business, both physically and mentally!
See our companion website www.steveswanstringbass.com for the complete inventory and related material for the bass violins in stock.
Our large and comfortable retail showroom in Burlingame offers a selection of fine vintage instruments as well as selected examples from contemporary builders. The usual hours are 9-5 Monday through Saturday. Please make an appointment to confirm a meeting time.