Steve Swan Guitars
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1965 Martin OOO-28 (204682)

Photos located on the bass, website www.steveswanstringbass.com, in the “Instruments $5,000 – $10,000 section. _______________________________________________ This 1965 Martin OOO-28 (204682) is here on consignment from the original owner, who purchased it brand new at age 15. Medium grain Sitka Spruce top, Nicely figured Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, Grover Rotomatic tuners, Replacement bone nut, Original […]

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Price: $6500

Used Rover RM-75 F style mandolin (80500324)

Photos for this mandolin will be found in the listing by price (under $2,000) on the bass website, www.steveswanstringbass.com _________________________________________________________________________ This well-maintained used Rover RM-75 is a very nice maple and spruce F-5 style instrument that would be an economy version of the Kentucky KM-1000 mandolin. This is a very nice student level F-5 or […]

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Price: $750

1929 13 fret Gibson L-2 (Batch Number 9476)

This 1929 custom 13 fret Gibson L-2, originally ordered for a “Walter White” is quite responsive and lively in voice. As with most Gibson flat top guitars from this era, the string length is a shorter 34 1/4″. The original owner’s name, “Walter White”, is embossed on both the truss rod cover and the finger […]

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Price: $6950

1932 Martin OM-18 (52519)

This beautiful shaded top 1932 Martin OM-18 (52519) is one of the nicest sounding prewar OM-18s that I have ever had in the shop. Adirondack Spruce top, Honduras mahogany back, sides, and neck. Replacement Waverly G-98 style tuners. Brazilian Rosewood headstock overlay with gold “C.F. Martin” decal. Ebony nut, snail shell inlays in ebony fingerboard. […]

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Price: $25,000

1946 Martin OOO-28 (95914)

This mid-1946 Martin OOO-28   is one of only 134 examples made that year, and one of about 70 or so that have the steel T-Bar neck reinforcement that I prefer. As with all 1946 OOO-28s, the top wood is Sitka Spruce. The beautiful brick-red Brazilian Rosewood back and sides and matching headstock overlay are […]

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Price: Sold

1965 Martin D-28 S with OHC (200219)

This 1965 Martin D-28 S is in very clean condition. The only repair work has been to return to the factory for a bridge reglue or replacement. While it was there, this D-28 S received, except for the headstock, a very light “cleanup” overspray. The instrument has seen very little sunlight or play time since […]

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Price: On Hold

2001 Collings DS-1A Mint ! (6820)

This mint condition 2001 Collings DS-1A shows no sign of play wear, even on the pickguard. It presents as a brand new guitar. It has a medium stiffness Adirondack Spruce top, Very nice Honduras Mahogany back, sides and neck, Waverly G-98 style tuners, Ebony headstock overlay, Ebony fingerboard and bridge, and a dark red turtle-did […]

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Price: $3950

2009 “75th Anniversary” Ltd. Ed. D-18 (1331984)

This photo set was taken before I oiled the fingerboard and bridge, then installed a set of D’Addario medium gauge 80/20 strings. _____________________________________________________ This 2009 “75th Anniversary” limited edition 1934 style Martin D-18 remains in nearly unused condition, as does the original TKL vintage style case. Stiff Adirondack Spruce top with bold grain lines, Honduras […]

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Price: $3250

PREVIEW: 1953 Martin D-18 w/ Ad. top (“Bad Boyfriend”) (132930)

For 10 years a fixture at my guitar show exhibits, the 1953 Adirondack Spruce top D-18 (132930) that had been shot 3 times in its case will be for sale after a major restoration by Alan Perlman. This may take 2-3 months, but it will be well worth it. I may be able to take […]

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Price: Priceless

ca. 1889-93 Martin 3-17 w/ coffin case (nsn)

The sparkling little Martin from 130 years ago has a complex voice and a wonderful responsiveness, thanks to Alan Perlman’s great restoration work that included a neck reset. These little guitar are braced with 3 fan braces and 1 angled tone bar, using very light bracing dimensions. The string length is a short 23 7/8″, […]

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Price: $4500