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  • Gibson Style U (19373)
    This is an original harp guitar with six string neck and 10 string harp section featuring red sunburst finish. The all original tortoise pickguard and bridge-pin-style tailpiece are in fantastic, show room shape. There is one long, repaired top crack and minor checks but overall a beautiful, intact example which includes the original hard case.
    $7500.00
    1918
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  • Martin 0-28 (19257)
    This is an original “Victorian era” guitar with solid peghead and ivory friction tuners, ivory binding and herringbone trimmed top. There are three very minor top cracks repaired long ago. It is a very playable and beautiful sounding parlor guitar. It is interesting to note that one might pay five times the amount of the price of this guitar for a 1930s version braced for steel strings. Certainly the steel strung model will have a greatly increased volume, but for playing in a parlor how much...
    $5500.00
    1891
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  • Paganoni B-1 (19254)
    Here is a rare offering for the professional Bluegrass mandolin player. This Paganoni "Loar style" with Cremona sunburst varnish finish is as fine a modern instrument that one could hope for. The carved spruce top and highly flamed one piece maple back, give it a sound and playability demanded by a serious musican. Other appointments include silver plated engraved tailpiece, Waverly pearl button tuners, pearl headstock logo, unstained 'speed' neck and abalone fern. This is Number 7 of 9 Doyle...
    $15500.00
    1991
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  • Rob Elhers Koa/Ebony/Abalone Special (19247)
    Absolutely stunning all koa and ebony constructed concert jumbo flat top with tortoise bound fretboard and body. Beautiful koa from the big island that was already 10 years old when the guitar was made, and abalone from off the coast of Portland OR where the builder dove in to harvest it himself for this guitar (no joke!). Abalone is trimmed around the top, including the fretboard that overlays the the face, the soundhole, the bridge, and the peghead. The peghead with its ebony veneer has an...
    $6500.00
    2006
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  • Unmarked Fretless (19132)
    A most unusual five string banjo with single lapped 11" wooden rim and hand forged hardware with silver shield style brackets. The neck has a maple fingerboard with flush rosewood frets.
    $2500.00
    Circa 1870
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  • Bacon and Day Sultana No. 4 (19151)
    This is an extraordinarily RARE find. This banjo was custom made for teacher, endorser, publisher and entertainer Veda Santos and owned by her until her death in 2002 at age 100. Mrs. Santos was John's mandolin teacher 40 years ago and was an inspiration for his love of old, vintage instruments. The banjo sat on a stand and she always told him that Fred (Bacon) made it special for her. Her studio was filled with instruments and music from the 1920s and 30s. She and her husband, Don Santos,...
    1929
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  • Gibson PB-Granada (18501)
    This is a good playing pre war Gibson banjo with ball bearing tone ring. The metal parts have been newly gold plated and the neck and resonator have been refinished. The tuners are small pancakes with mother of pearl buttons. The painted numbers on the inside of the resonator are gone but the banjo stands as a original PB from the company that defined the sound of the instrument.
    $3750.00
    1926
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  • Luscomb Custom Presentation (18286)
    Unsigned one of a kind Boston-made Luscomb presentation banjo and featured in America's Instrument: The Banjo in the Nineteenth Century, from a private collection. A rare presentation model that derivates from the standard catalog models. 10 5/8 rim with former owner Maly Wales Matthews name inlaid in pearl script on the dowel stick, and initials inlaid in heel. Continuous presentation grade fingerboard pearl work almost identical to top of the line Haynes Bay State models 353/354. Snakewood...
    $10500.00
    Circa 1896
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  • Epiphone Wilshire (18177)
    In custom color inverness green, this Epiphone Wilshire has all original parts excluding the tremolo arm and "E" logo on the bridge. Tune-o-matic bridge, oval inlays on the neck, "batwing" six-on-a-side headstock, with post-1962 asymmetrical body. Checking present throughout, original pickguard has cracked in some places. Straight neck. Newer rectangular case.
    $4995.00
    1966
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  • Vox Starstream (17775)
    Vox Star Stream electric guitar all complete and fully operational except the wah and trem bars are missing. Cherry finish, active P-90 style pickups, vibrato (repeater), distortion, Treble/bass boost, wah, E tone tuner device, and tremolo bridge!!!! It's got it all and it all works wonderfully. Wooden base bridge with metal roller saddles. 1 5/8" nut with Sperzel tuners. Comes with hard case that needs new hinges or guitar needs a new case.
    $2250.00
    Circa 1960
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  • Edward Light Dital Harp (17428)
    We are pleased to offer for sale an original Dital Harp circa 1800 built by the instrument's inventor Edward Light. Light was based in London where he first patented his Dital or Lute harp in 1798. This fine example is completely original, complete with walnut hardshell case and cast-iron tuning wrench. Period gut strings remain intact on the harp as well as Light's signature dital thumb screws, which are meant to adjust each note a 1/2 step. With the tremendous amount of gold-leaf adornments,...
    $4500.00
    Circa 1800
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  • Atomic Guitars Octave Double Neck (17194)
    This one was custom-ordered by Anthony Vincent of the Rhythm Dragons and built by Atomic Guitars of Peoria, AZ. Engraved top Alumitone pickups that light up red when you pull up the one die (very simple switching system, the selector works on the regular neck guitar, and when the lights come on both necks are working) ! Gretsch style red sparkle drum binding, flamed maple top. This is a monster. Has been played once or twice with no fret wear at all. Very well built. Atomic double neck...
    $995.00
    2010
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  • Lyon and Healy Washburn Model 175 (17079)
    This is a very fancy, early parlor guitar approximately the size of a Martin Style 1 with Brazilian rosewood back and sides. The spruce top trimmed with a wide border of pink pearl and marquetry. The 12 fret mahogany neck features a solid, mother of pearl fingerboard that is engraved with a tree of life pattern. The bridge is a pyramid style with flattened ends with engraved pearl. The guitar is X braced. This is still a museum quality instrument which plays nicely with light steel strings.
    $6500.00
    Circa 1890
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