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Early 1941 Martin D-18 (76975)

This very early 1941 Martin D-18 (76975) is one of the first 250 guitars built that year, and one of only 575 D-18s built in 1941. The voice is closer to what I would expect from D-18s built in 1940, very bold and midrange-rich, supported by a strong bass. Top top spruce grain is tighter, […]

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Price: $23,500

Early 1992 Collings OM45 BrAd cutaway (337)

This very early 1992 Collings OM cutaway 45 (337) in Brazilian rosewood and Adirondack Spruce is one of only about a dozen Brazilian rosewood/Adirondack Spruce OM 45s and the single example ever made with a cutaway. The wood choice is exceptional and the 45 style pearl work is exquisite. The only modifications have been fossilized […]

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Price: $27,500

1931 Gibson TG-1 (FN 40)

TEMPORARY PHOTO SET ____________________________________ This closet queen 1931 Gibson TG-1 (FON 40) is cleaner than your grandmother’s kitchen floor! This guitar features the enlarged body (14 3/8″ lower bout, 19 1/8″ body width) that premiered about 1930. This guitar shows hardly any signs of having been handled or played at all. Medium grain width Adirondack […]

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Price: $4950

1932 Martin OO-21 (52200)

This consignment 1932 Martin OO-21 (52200) is a beautifully presented example from the golden age of fingerstyle guitars. One of only 50 OO-21 guitars made in 1932, this is one of the cleanest that I have encountered from this year. The top, back, and sides are all free of any injuries or repairs. The bridgeplate […]

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Price: Sold

1935 Martin D-28 (59394)

_____________________________________________________________ NOTE:   The highly polished surfaces of the back and sides makes outdoor photography without reflections exceedingly difficult, to say the least. _____________________________________________________________ This consignment 1935 Martin D-28 (59394) comes to the shop from the estate of a friend who purchased it over 20 years ago from a large upper midwestern electric dealer. The […]

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Price: 65,000

1946 Martin D-28 (95062)

From spring of 1946, this extra resonant and responsive consignment D-28 (95062) is one of only 425 made that year. The combination of lively medium density Brazilian rosewood back and sides, a beautifully quartered Sitka Spruce top, Steel T-bar reinforcement in a full profile neck, and the radically tapered top braces all combine to make […]

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Price: $19,500

1930 Martin OO-21 shadetop (44066)

This consignment 1930 Martin shade top OO-21 (44066) is very lively and presents in very nice, clean condition. The 12 fret guitars from 1930 are often mentioned as being the crowning achievements of Martin’s golden age of steel string building, and this guitar is clear evidence. One of only 85 OO-21 guitars built in 1930, […]

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Price: $15,000

1940 Martin D-28 (76035)

Fresh from a neck reset and refret, this one-owner consignment 1940 Martin D-28 (76035) is lively and in clean condition. This D-28 is one of only 134 made in 1940 and was made late in the year, nearly into 1941. Having been stored in the family home for 25-30 years, the finished surfaces and metal […]

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Price: $65,000

1940 Martin D-28 (74244)

This wonderful sounding consignment 1940 Martin D-28 (74244) is very clean and original, except for a patch of belt buckle rash in the middle of the back. Built very early in the year, this D-28 is one of only 134 that Martin made in 1940. The medium-fine grain Adirondack spruce top is free from any […]

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Price: $87,500

1945 Martin D-28 (93083)

This magnificent sounding consignment 1945 Martin D-28 (95083) has the same favored specifications of Adirondack spruce top and steel T-bar neck reinforcement that my all-time favorite personal postwar D-28 had, only few serial numbers away from this one. The stiff narrow grain Adirondack spruce top and radically tapered top brace voicing give this guitar a […]

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Price: $40,000