Bernunizio Uptown Music

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  • Stromberg Marimba (21093)
    Rare banjo made by brothers Charles & Elmer Stromberg. This banjo features a highly innovative "cuppertone" tonering, which was patented in 1928. Heavy 11" rim with clear head, making the multi-level tone ring easy to see. Bound 19 fret mahogany neck with 23" scale, ebony fretboard with fancy pearl inlays/engraving including a few birds. Mahogany resonator in excellent condition with marquetry triple-center stripes. Outfitted with large Grover pancake tuners, Farquar bridge, Kershner Unique...
    Circa 1930
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  • Richelieu Golden Bell Ne Plus Ultra (21089)
    This is a custom instrument that was once part of the collection of C. C. Richelieu. It features Gaboon ebony neck, rim, and resonator, engraved genuine ivory inlays, lion head heel carving, engraved gold metal parts. It is a faithful recreation of the B & D Number 6 banjo in exquisite condition. A choice banjo.
    Circa 1990
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  • Vega Deluxe (21087)
    This banjo began its life is a Style X No. 9. It was converted to Deluxe specifications by Vincent Mondello. The pie-sectioned resonator has perfectly engraved celluloid appointments on the back and sidewall. The metal parts are profusely engraved and plated in 24k gold. The finish is perfectly redone with the exception of some orange paint on the inside of the resonator. The heel of the maple neck is highly car. Fancy pearl inlay's throughout the neck and Peg head. The Deluxe clamshell...
    Circa 1920
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  • Martin 0-18 (20959)
    This is a one owner Martin flat top which has been laying idle for the past 30 years. There is a top crack behind the bridge that was well repaired. Two repaired "pickguard" cracks and a reglued pickguard. The bridge pins have been replaced with high quality Antique Acoustic reproductions. The guitar has never had a neck reset. The bridge has been reglued.
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  • Dake Traphagen El Medallion Special Edition H.R.S.C. (21012)
    We are proud to offer this stunning guitar from renowned builder Dake Traphagen. This special edition example showcases Traphagen's innovative hand-carved top design, where the braces are precisely fitted into the slight arch of the top, and features high grade European Spruce. The back/sides are constructed of stunning Honduran rosewood. 655mm scale Spanish cedar neck, ebony fretboard, internal graphite reinforcement, rosewood peghead overlay. Hand-carved segmented snake-wood rosette. Equipped...
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  • Gibson L-5 (20783)
    Extraordinarily rare find. This is an original, dot inlay L-5 with gold plated parts, flowerpot and straight The Gibson logo in pearl; tapered peghead, white ungrained 3 ply binding, pearl tuner buttons and nut; golden brown sunburst with gorgeous tight flamed back and sides; 3 piece neck, stamped made in USA on back of peghead indicating that this guitar was made for export. This guitar has no cracks, breaks or repairs. There is some light overspray on the back of the neck to seal spots...
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  • Moll Classic (20778)
    From esteemed luthier Bill Moll of Springfield, Missouri, we present this stunning custom-order/one owner non-cutaway 18" archtop. Featuring premium flamed maple back/sides, and a sitka spruce top...all bound in sharp ebony. Three-piece 25.5" premium maple neck with 1-3/4" nut width, 22 frets. Ebony peghead overlay, heel cap, fingerboard, pickguard, bridge, and tailpiece. Outfitted with black chrome Schaller tuners, and Kent Armstrong floating pickup with "W.B. Moll" embossed on cover-plate. A...
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  • Martin 00-18 (20704)
    A exceptionally clean 00 Martin from the original owner. This guitar has a few minor dings on the top and the back of the heel that may have been caused by some loose accessories left in the case but is essentially unused. The saddle is replaced, but other than that this is a closet case. The neck angle is perfect and allows for a decent saddle height. This guitar has a boastful low end and a very focused mid range and high end, with a fantastic string separation.
    Circa 1959
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  • Martin D-45V (20701)
    This is a re-creation of Martin's finest guitar of the vintage era. Abalone trimmed on all edges, Indian Rosewood back and sides, finely grained spruce top, scalloped braces. Comes with high quality Calton case!
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  • Gibson ES-5 Switchmaster Custom Shop (20800)
    From Gibson Custom's Nasvhille shop, this is a historic reissue of a true great the ES-5 "Switchmaster" which was initially introduced in 1949. In stunning Wine Red, this was the coupe de ville of its time with its big, cutaway 17" maple body, gold parts and three humbucking pickups. A gem! Four-way slotted switch on cutaway bout providing the model's name. Included in this sale is the guitar's original brown hard case.
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  • Gibson Les Paul '58 Reissue (20706)
    The Gibson Custom Shop 1958 Les Paul Standard features a carved plain maple top, solid mahogany back and sides, and single-ply cream binding on the top. The rounded-profile neck is one-piece mahogany with the original-style truss rod. The rosewood fingerboard is finished with 22 frets, vintage trapezoid inlays, and single-ply cream binding. In excellent + condition, with almost no wear. Original case included.
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  • Wayne Henderson F-5 (20489)
    F-5 model from legendary builder Wayne Henderson. Featuring an evenly grained spruce top showing some signs of playing wear, but lacking any cracks. Original pearl nut and tall ebony bridge. Even the lightest attack results in a tremendous amount of response/projection. The nut width is 1 3/32" and the scale is 14". The last 7 frets are scooped out on the fingerboard for easy picking. This mandolin just left our shop and received a fresh neck set, which explains the superb playability/action....
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  • Washburn Style 175 (20084)
    This is a very fancy, early parlor guitar approximately the size of a Martin Style 1 with Brazilian rosewood back and laminate rosewood sides. The spruce top is trimmed with a wide border of gold pearl and marquetry. The 12 fret mahogany neck (with volutte) features a solid, mother of pearl fingerboard with fancy engravings. The bridge is a pyramid style with flattened ends with engraved pearl stars. The guitar is ladder braced. A museum quality piece. Replaced tuners, but period...
    Circa 1890
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  • Gretsch 6120 (19696)
    We present the iconic guitar that has inspired "that great Gretsch sound" for years. Features Chet Atkins signature pickguard, double-cut away, vinyl Gretsch "comfort cushion", filtertron pickups, Bigsby, zero-fret, mute and the revolutionary painted-on f-holes. Action is slightly high making for a fantastic chord chomper, checking present, and binder has some cracks. 25" scale. Original hardshell case included in sale.
    Circa 1965
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  • Gibson Granada/Style 5 Deluxe (19468)
    Serial # 9261-8 from a batch of Granada tenor banjos with 40 hole raised head tone rings. Possibly from a custom order, this is a fine condition excellent quality banjo suitable for professional use on stage or in the studio. The walnut neck is a five string conversion with Brazilian rosewood fingerboard, wreath inlay, wreath peghead inlay, marquetry on back of peghead, greenish pearloid edge trim. Style 5 Deluxe resonator beautifully figured walnut with wood purfling and greenish pearloid...
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  • Vega Style X No 9 (18955)
    A true Ferrari for Celtic playing, we present a 17 fret, 21" scale tenor with a carved heel, fancy engraved mother-of-pearl inlays throughout. The rim is 10-15/16" with the classic Tubaphone tonering, marquetry rim cap, pie-plate maple resonator with individual flange plates. At some point the tailpiece was replaced with a gold plated Grover clamshell which is engraved "Soloist". A great package.
    Circa 1920
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  • Washburn Style 188 (17297)
    Washburn parlor guitar with all original pearl fretboard, pearl tuner buttons and pearl purfling still intact. Ivoroid binding and stunning purfling in red, green, black checker, and pearl. Frets are in great shape on the V-shape mahogany neck. Spruce top and Brazilian back and sides. The original Durkee patent bridge has been re-glued but is fully functional. Comes with the original leather soft case with bottom entry that is all intact and is almost total original condition.
    Circa 1900
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  • Carvin #11-SGB (16937)
    This model, the #11-SGB, was Carvin's entry-level electric guitar for 1962. It was based on the #62-SGC, but with a single AP-6 adjustable pickup, and single volume and tone controls. This a very playable vintage guitar with the original hardshell case that is pretty cool looking, we might add. It has a nice retro sound and is very responsive. The neck is straight and it has a functioning truss rod. Has original frets with almost no fret wear at all. Sky blue body and maple neck with a...
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