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ca. 1890s size 2 Parlor Guitar (nsn)

This consignment ca. 1890s size 2 parlor guitar features a Brazilian Rosewood body, probably a white spruce top, and an X-braced top. The original tuners work well and turn smoothly. A fairly recent refret means clean, easy fretting. The light top bracing requires silk and steel extra light gauge strings. With case. This guitar comes […]

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Price: $950

1994 James Olson D (479)

This rare consignment 1994 James Olson D (479) sings with a very expressive voice, with colorful and even response all over the fingerboard. Indian rosewood back and sides, Slim profile Maple and Mahogany neck, Gold Schaller tuners with ebony buttons, Ebony fingerboard with pearl dove inlay and 1 13/16″ nut width, Abalone rosette, Ebony bridge […]

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Price: $11,500

2003 Roy McAlister 12 Fret L (Gibson L-OO shape) (L-134)

This exceptionally responsive consignment 2003 Roy McAlister 12 fret L (L-134) has a spectacular voice and very easy response. Some of Roy’s best work was from this time period. European spruce top, Honduras Mahognay back and sides, Slotted headstock with rear ebony overlay and figured Brazilian rosewood overlay in front. Waverly brass plate tuners with […]

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Price: Sold

2013 Santa Cruz custom Brazilian rosewood OM (OM-4589)

This fine custom OM from Santa Cruz Guitar Company remains in nearly new condition and is a splendid example of their current work. Materials are: Flame figured Brazilian rosewood back and sides, Italian spruce top with prominent bear claw figure, Adirondack spruce braces attached with hot hide glue, Gold Gotoh 510 tuners with ebony buttons, […]

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Price: $9950

ca. 1928 Lyon & Healy Grand Concert Style A (OO size) (7356)

Temporary photo set. This wonderful ca. 1928 12 fret Grand Concert size Lyon & Healy Brazilian rosewood Style A returns to the shop after a long term loan to a recording artist as one of his studio guitars. This instrument has a very responsive voice and large presence for its size, particularly in the bass […]

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Price: 3950

1968 Ampeg Baby Bass (nsn)

This consignment 1968 Ampeg Baby Bass is a particularly fine example of this popular electric upright bass in that it show no signs of any impacts and the fiberglass body is very healthy and unoxidized. The Baby Bass has been popular with salsa bands for decades, but now has seen increased popularity with players in […]

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Price: Sold

2005 Nashville Guitar Company 12 fret D-18 (05143)

This consignment 2005 Nashville Guitar Company 12 Fret D (05143) remains in nearly new condition, has a few nice cosmetic upgrades, and rewards with a large and colorful voice. Gold relic finish Waverly tuners, Brazilian rosewood headstock overlay with pearl logo, 1 3/4″ nut width, Ebony fingerboard and bridge, Turtle-oid body binding, Fine grain Sitka […]

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Price: $4950

2006 McAlister Brazilian rosewood 12 fret C (C12-147)

This rare consignment Roy McAlister 12 Fret C model (C12-147) is made of Brazilian rosewood and Sitka spruce. It has a bold modern voice with good articulation and balance from string to string. Flame figured Brazilian rosewood back and color matched sides. Gold Schaller tuners with ebony buttons, Brazilian rosewood headstock overlay with pearl “M” […]

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Price: Sold

2006 NGC (Marty Lanham) D-18 (06149)

This consignment 2006 NGC D-18 (06149) well represents some of Marty Lanham’s fine work in reproducing some of the best qualities of classic prewar Martin guitar designs. Adirondack spruce top, Mahogany back, sides, and neck, Waverly G-98 style tuners, Brazilian rosewood headstock overlay with “NGC” pearl inlay, Ebony fingerboard with abalone dots inlay, Ebony bridge […]

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Price: Sold

2008 Collings D-1A Varnish (16714)

This consignment 2008 Collings D-1A Varnish (16714) has a developed a fine bluegrass voice from play and has only picked up a few signs of play wear. Dense Honduras Mahogany back, sides, and neck, Adirondack spruce top, Waverly G-98 style tuners, Ebony headstock overlay, fingerboard, and bridge. A few small dings in the top and […]

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Price: Sold