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Late 1937 Martin D-18 (68646)

TEMPORARY PHOTO SET __________________________________________ Every once in a while a 1930s Martin D-18 comes along that competes in volume and a solid presence with the D-28s from that same period. This late 1937 Martin D-18 (68646) is one of those. Part of the solid feel comes from the fuller neck profile from under the nut […]

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Price: $47,500

1992 Collings D-1 (684)

This 1992 Collings D-1 (684) presents in remarkably clean condition, with very few signs that it has been played at all. The appointments scheme are standard for the time, with 1 11/16″ nut width, Gotoh Kluson DeLuxe style tuners, Brazilian Rosewood headstock overlay, Ebony fingerboard with vintager sizing pearl dots, Red turtle-oid pickguard, Edge-cut ivoroid […]

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Price: TBD

1983 Martin custom ’30s style D-28 (439665)

This custom 1930s style wide neck D-28 style guitar (439665) was special ordered for myself in late 1982 to compliment my 1935 D-18 in neck and string spacing feel. Aware that Martin tended to heavily scallop voice the top braces back then, I ordered it with straight braces and had the top brace voicing performed […]

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Price: $3250

1971 Gryphon OM #5 (5)

This 1971 Gryphon OM (5) comes from then estate of then original owner. The European spruce top is gorgeous, with fine even grain and a now golden amber color. The Brazilian rosewood back and sides are dark from their older style kiln drying techniques. Recent upgrades and repairs performed by Alan Perlman are: Neck reset and […]

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Price: $3950

1999 Bernie Hamburger Tele (091)

This early 1999 Bernie Hamburger Tele presents in near mint condition. Flame Maple neck, Gotoh tuners, Rosewood fingerboard, Abalone fingerboard dots, Split coil pickups, Wilkinson tremolo, Flame maple body cap. With recangular hard case.

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Price: TBD

1978 Gurian J-M (C-2223)

 This 1978 Gurian Mahogany Jumbo, J-M, (c-2223) is a nearly dreadnought sized concert shaped guitar in Mahogany and Sitka spruce. The guitar is free of any cracks, though it does have a few finish dings from play. The frets are slightly worn, but still play cleanly. This guitar is a good alternative to a dreadnought shape, […]

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Price: $1250

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 1945 Martin D-18 (90565)

This well-loved and played early 1945 Martin D-18 (90565) is one of 475 made that year, and one of less than half made that year that got the renewed use steel T-bar neck reinforcement (my preferred choice). This guitar received the new radically tapered style of brace voicing that first made its appearance at the […]

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Price: $7500

Lightly used Stelling Swallowtail 5 string banjo ()

This lightly used Stelling Swallowtail 5 string banjo is a beast of a jam session or performance instrument. Strong, solid voice that has plenty of substance all over the neck. Four 5th string railroad spikes, Keith tuners, original hardshell case.

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Price: $3500

1949 Martin D-28 before neck reset and refret (112610)

This consignment 1949 Martin D-28 (112610) is scheduled to go in for a neck reset and refret by Alan Perlman about March 30. If you would prefer to purchase and play it as-is, the retail price will be significantly less. The even grain Sitka spruce top is nice and healthy, with only the beginnings of […]

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Price: $9750