Steve Swan Guitars
High Quality New and Used Acoustic Guitars

(650) 515-1014

Featured


1934 Martin long scale OOO-28 (56582) (56582)

       These photos were shot on a bright clear day. Replacement photos from a more overcast day will be coming soon. This consignment 1934 Martin OOO-28 (56582) features the long OM string scale that was used though about August of that year. Of the 129 OOO-28s built in 1934, about 85 or so […]

More info and pictures →

Price: Sold

1935 converted Gibson Roy Smeck Stage De Luxe (Batch Number 366A 4)

This especially fine condition consignment 1935 converted Gibson Roy Smeck Stage De Luxe (Batch Number 366A 4) is part of a consistently good sounding batch, many examples of which have passed through the shop in the last 10 years. The conversion process of neck reset, installing new frets to replace the white binding material lines, […]

More info and pictures →

Price: Sold

1939 Martin D-18 wide neck (72686)

   This consignment 1939 D-18 (72686) is by far the cleanest prewar wide neck D-18 that I have had in the shop. The spectacular condition is matched by the very colorful and forceful voice that has more fully developed through careful play in the last few years. Only about half of the 475 D-18s made […]

More info and pictures →

Price: Sold

1945 Martin OOO-28 (90987)

This great sounding consignment 1945 Martin OOO-28 (90987) combines my favorite features that were available during that year, an Adirondack spruce top and the steel T-bar neck reinforcement. The Brazilian rosewood is colorful and well-figured, matching the back of a recently sold 1945 D-28 that passed through the shop. The quality of the fine grain […]

More info and pictures →

Price: Sold

1936 Martin D-28 (638XX)

This consignment 1936 Martin D-28 (638XX) has a beautiful voice, complex and powerful at the same time. One of only 61 D-28s made in 1936, this example may be the one of the very cleanest and most original of those left in existence. The features are standard for the time and include: Adirondack spruce top, […]

More info and pictures →

Price: Sold

1941 Gibson Super Jumbo 200 (Batch Number 3168G XX)

This extremely well preserved consignment 1941 Gibson Super Jumbo 200 (Batch Number 3168G XX) well represents the earlier rosewood version of the top of the line 17″ Jumbo  size “King Of the Flat Tops”. The consigning owner wishes to keep the exact Batch Number confidential until the sale is completed. The features are standard for […]

More info and pictures →

Price: Call or Email for Price

1935 Martin D-18 61731 (61731)

This spectacular sounding 1935 Martin D-18 (61731) is one of my favorite D-18s that I have ever played because it is very colorful, tonally balanced, and has a tremendously wide dynamic range. It only comes back to the shop on consignment because the owner is having shoulder trouble and can not comfortably play guitars larger […]

More info and pictures →

Price: Sold

1940 Martin D-28 (76035)

                                   One of only 134 D-28s made in 1940, this consignment guitar (76035) was made late in the year and it is a one-family instrument that comes to the shop in extremely clean condition. Having been stored in the […]

More info and pictures →

Price: $75,000

1924 Vega style X #9 tenor banjo (61900)

This consignment 1924 Vega style X #9 tenor banjo is in spectacular condition. The one modification is an added 1930s Verga resonator for greater projection. Calfskin head, Kerschner tailpiece, 17 frets, 11″ head. With hardshell case.

More info and pictures →

Price: $2250

1941 Martin D-18 78705 (78705)

This healthy and well-presented mid-1941 Martin D-18 (78705),one of only 575 built that year, is typically very powerful and complex in the upper midrange and treble due to the steel T-bar neck reinforcement and the stiff Adirondack spruce tops usually found in 1941 Martin Dreadnoughts. The finish surfaces are quite intact and shiny. There is […]

More info and pictures →

Price: Sold