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1940 Martin OOO-28 ()

This 1940 Martin OOO-28 has been in the same family for nearly its entire life. It now has a much more lively voice and a solid presence, since Alan Perlman reset the neck. More details when I return to California ia in a few days.  

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1941 Martin D-18 (77820)

This great sounding 1941 Martin D-18 (77280), having a complex midrange and treble that is  a hallmark quality of the best D-18s this year. -The tight grain Adirondack Spruce top generally has bold winter grain lines, giving this top a complex speaking voice in all ranges. The finish shows significant pick-fingernail wear above and below […]

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Price: $16,500

2003 Mandolin Brothers custom Braz-Ad D-41 (919344)

This 2003 custom Brazilian Rosewood, Adirondack Spruce D-41 (919344) was part of Mandolin Brothers’ series of special custom models and it remains in nearly new condition. The medium density Adirondack Spruce top is braced with forward shifted 1/4″ scalloped spruce bracing stock for a large and responsive voice. The back and sides are made of […]

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Price: $8500

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

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