Steve Swan Guitars
High Quality New and Used Acoustic Guitars

(650) 515-1014

    Pre-1950 Martin and Gibson instruments coming in November

 Among the prewar Martin guitars coming in November is a great sounding refinished 1939 D-28 that is both stage and recording studio tested. I had a chance to play this guitar briefly about 6 years ago and found it to be warm and rich from decades of play.

 Among the vintage Gibson instruments expected in November is a 1935 L-OO.

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


    Shop Hours for this week:   


-Saturday 11-10     9 am – 5 pm   


 Sunday 11-11      Shop hours  BY APPOINTMENT ONLY


-Monday 11-12         9 am – 5 pm

-Tuesday 11-13        LATER START:   11 am – 8 pm

-Wednesday 11-14            9 am – 5 pm 

-Thursday 11-15              9 am – 5 pm       

-Friday 11-16             9 am – 5 pm

-Saturday 11-17             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

– 2012 Martin OOO-15SM    Left Handed !!

– 1948 Martin D-28         Very rich sounding dance band guitar.

– 1957 Gibson J-50          Near mint. Good sound and response.

– 1943 Martin D-28          Responsive player. Refinished.

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

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

– 2011 Rockbridge Smeck   Quilted Sapele,  Adirondack

– 1953 Gibson J-45   Well played and very responsive

– Early 1935 Gibson Roy Smeck Stage De Luxe

– 1928 Vega Professional tenor banjo   clean

– 1935 Martin D-28    New bridge, Finish work

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


                In the repair shop

Nothing for now



               Coming Soon

  • 1939 Wide Neck D-28      Refinished, Stage Veteran

       String Bass Website

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

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