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1927 National 2 1/2 round neck Tricone (0118)

  This consignment 1927 National Tricone (0118) is from the very first batch made with round necks. These pre-factory instruments featured flat backs and sound hole strips soldered together, rather than 1 single stamped piece. The replacement Quarterman cones produce a large full voice, and the original cones are in a separate box. This guitar […]

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1950 Martin D-18 114189 (114189)

This wonderful 1950 D-18 (114189) comes back to the shop on consignment now that the owner has goneon  to prefer OO size guitars. Typical of 1950 Martin dreadnoughts, this guitar has a nice med-full neck profile, a very solid and musical voice with a lot of harmonic detail, and the usual high position on the […]

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1940 Martin D-18 (74186)

This consignment very early 1940 D-18 (74186) is one of the nicer examples that I have personally held, and is one of only 377 D-18s made that year. All repair and set up work done by Sparky Kramer in consultation with the consigning owner. The gorgeous wide grain Adirondack spruce top has the narrower grain […]

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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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2006 McAlister Brazilian rosewood 12 fret C (C12-147)

This rare consignment Roy McAlister 12 Fret C model (C12-147) is made of Brazilian rosewood and Sitka spruce. It has a bold modern voice with good articulation and balance from string to string. Flame figured Brazilian rosewood back and color matched sides. Gold Schaller tuners with ebony buttons, Brazilian rosewood headstock overlay with pearl “M” […]

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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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