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Recent demo model Stan Miller F-5 #65 (65)

This recently made consignment Stan Miller F-5 (65) comes to us with few signs of use as a demonstration model. Stan Miller is well known up and down the west coast for his fine A and F model mandolins. I met Stan in 1979 when I became the permanent substitute bass player in his Nevada […]

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1933 Gibson spruce top 12 fret L-O (Batch Number 37 XX)

This enchanting 1933 Gibson 12 fret spruce top L-O (Batch Number 37 XX) represents my favorite configuration and time period for Gibson small body flat top guitars. The build is not quite as light as the 1930-31 era guitars can be, so it has a little extra bone and muscle structure for a solid presence […]

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1934 Martin long scale OOO-28 (56582) (56582)

       These photos were shot on a bright clear day. Replacement photos from a more overcast day will be coming soon. This consignment 1934 Martin OOO-28 (56582) features the long OM string scale that was used though about August of that year. Of the 129 OOO-28s built in 1934, about 85 or so […]

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1932 Martin OO-21 shadetop (52191)

       This consignment 1932 shadetop OO-21 (52191) was one of only 50 examples made that year and it retains a lively, colorful voice and a very easy playing character. The few repair procedures that it has experienced put the price into a very comfortable range. The shaded top option appeared in the Martin […]

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1939 Martin D-18 wide neck (72686)

   This consignment 1939 D-18 (72686) is by far the cleanest prewar wide neck D-18 that I have had in the shop. The spectacular condition is matched by the very colorful and forceful voice that has more fully developed through careful play in the last few years. Only about half of the 475 D-18s made […]

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1945 Martin OOO-28 (90987)

This great sounding consignment 1945 Martin OOO-28 (90987) combines my favorite features that were available during that year, an Adirondack spruce top and the steel T-bar neck reinforcement. The Brazilian rosewood is colorful and well-figured, matching the back of a recently sold 1945 D-28 that passed through the shop. The quality of the fine grain […]

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1936 Martin D-28 (638XX)

This consignment 1936 Martin D-28 (638XX) has a beautiful voice, complex and powerful at the same time. One of only 61 D-28s made in 1936, this example may be the one of the very cleanest and most original of those left in existence. The features are standard for the time and include: Adirondack spruce top, […]

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1935 Martin D-18 61731 (61731)

This spectacular sounding 1935 Martin D-18 (61731) is one of my favorite D-18s that I have ever played because it is very colorful, tonally balanced, and has a tremendously wide dynamic range. It only comes back to the shop on consignment because the owner is having shoulder trouble and can not comfortably play guitars larger […]

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1936 Martin D-18 (63962) (63962)

This magnificent sounding 1936 (63962) is one of only 258 made that year. The top is an unusually high grade, with tight even grain, bold winter grain lines, and prominent cross-grain silting figure. The completely worn out Grover G-93 tuners were replaced with the new Waverly round button reproductions.The back and sides are free from […]

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2001 Gilchrist model 5 Mandolin wide neck option (01501)

This consignment 2001 Gilchrist wide neck (1 3/16″ nut) model 5 mandolin (01501) is in very fine condition and speaks with great colorful authority in all registers. Curly maple back, sides, and neck, Fine grain spruce top, Gotoh tuners with pearl buttons, Ebony fingerboard with side purfling, Ebony bridge with small wheel adjusters, Gilchrist locking […]

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