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1957 Gibson J-50 (U2593-2)

This fine sounding 1957 Gibson J-50 (Batch Number U2593-2) is about as close to mint condition as one could expect to find. The few repair procedures are: replaced tuner buttons, compensated bone bridge saddle, and removal of decal monogram letters from the top. The voice is surprisingly rich and full for having so little playing […]

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Price: $7500

1943 Martin D-28 (83786)

This responsive refinished 1941 Martin D-28 (83786) is very useful for playing melodies and rhythm functions with light gauge stringing. Like many 1940s era D-28s, this guitar had been used with a DeArmond soundhole pickup and the output jack hole has been plugged before the older refinish. Repaired cracks include 7 on the treble side […]

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Price: $22,500

1932 Martin OO-21 (52200)

This consignment 1932 Martin OO-21 (52200) is a beautifully presented example from the golden age of fingerstyle guitars. One of only 50 OO-21 guitars made in 1932, this is one of the cleanest that I have encountered from this year. The top, back, and sides are all free of any injuries or repairs. The bridgeplate […]

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Price: Sold

1930 Gibson L-1 (Batch Number 9756)

This consignment 1930 L-1 (Batch Number 9756) is a very lively example of the then new 14 3/4″ shape that defined the middle size Gibson models all through the 1930s. These guitars were at their very lightest during 1930 and they are celebrated for both the modern slim neck profile and extremely responsive voice. The […]

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Price: Sold

2011 Custom Rockbridge Smeck (286/11)

This returning Custom Rockbridge Smeck (286/11) is one that I had built using my own woods back in 2011. The guitar remains in near mint condition and has developed a nice resonant voice through regular careful play. The basic design is a modified Radio Grande model using Adirondack spruce top and quilted Sapele (african mahogany) […]

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Price: On Hold

Early 1935 Gibson Roy Smeck Stage De Luxe (No Batch Number)

This early 1935 Gibson Roy Smeck Stage De Luxe has no readable Batch Number, but the characteristic small sunburst pattern and 3 3/4″ soundhole diameter date it to the early part of the year. The consigning owner purchased this guitar in 1978 from Vintage Instruments of Philadephia and has played it ever since then. After […]

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Price: $7500

1964 Martin OO-21 NY (199439)

This consignment 1964 OO-21 NY has been in the same family since new. One of 275 OO-21 NY guitars made in 1964 during the folk guitar boom, this instrument has been well cared for. The one repair procedure is the addition of the black pickguard. The Sitka spruce top has a very fine and even […]

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Price: On Hold

1928 Vega Professional tenor banjo (82294)

This consignment 1928 Vega Professional 19 fret tenor banjo remains in very nice original condition, with the exception of upgraded tuner replacements, clear Remo head, and a refret. Scale length 23″. With 1960s era Geib tenor banjo case.

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Price: $1000

1935 Martin D-28 (59394)

_____________________________________________________________ NOTE:   The highly polished surfaces of the back and sides makes outdoor photography without reflections exceedingly difficult, to say the least. _____________________________________________________________ This consignment 1935 Martin D-28 (59394) comes to the shop from the estate of a friend who purchased it over 20 years ago from a large upper midwestern electric dealer. The […]

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Price: 65,000

1931 Martin OM-18 (48106)

This great sounding late summer 1931 Martin OM-18 (48106) went to Martin back in 1936-37 for new and 6:1 Grover G-98 tuners to replace the original clipped plate set, and a cleanup overspray to the finish, with the addition of a headstock decal. Martin did not maintain repair records for this period after 1935. The […]

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Price: $14,500