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  • Gibson 1933 Century Model (16409)
    Originally designed and built in honor of Chicago's 1933 centennial exposition, the Century of Progress guitar is a beautiful guitar. In 1994, Gibson did a limited run of 100 of these guitars, this being #63. Even further, this particular guitar was built in Bozeman, Montana, and the Certificate of Authenticity is signed by luthier Ren Ferguson. This guitar is in beautiful condition with some slight finish checking. It comes with the original case and thermal case cover, Certificate of...
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  • Gibson ES-335 TDC (19893)
    A legend among guitarists and collectors, this is a beautiful cherry finish ES335 coming from the family of the original owner. Everything is original, except for the sixth string tuner, which is period correct, and a replaced nut. This guitar is all original with its unopened patent number pickups. One is missing its sticker which is not unusual. Original stop-bar tailpiece. The electronics are also original. Cosmetically it is in great condition for its age with light checking throughout and...
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  • Martin D-45 (19879)
    We present an exact replica of a 1939 Martin D-45 from a limited run of 91 guitars built to duplicate the original 91 D-45 guitars that were built from 1933-1942. This particular example is one of five guitars constructed by Martin using Brazilian rosewood. The King of all dreadnaughts, the D-45 features grained ivoroid binding throughout, a V-shape neck with squared-off peghead, scalloped braced top, maple bridge plate, through-the-belly bridge saddle, tortoise shell type pickguard and peghead...
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  • Marxophone (19854)
    First patented in 1912, the Marxophone is perhaps the hallmark achievement of Henry Marx who sought major improvements and advancements in the zither field during the first part of the 20th century. This example is dates from the Oscar Schmidt era, which is evident from the stamp in the soundhole. The Marxophone consists of four sets of chords, C major, G major, F major, and D7, which are strummed or picked with the left hand, accompanying the hammered melodic side. Wooden "keys" are depressed,...
    Circa 1930
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  • Santa Cruz 1929-OO (19777)
    This instrument’s design pays homage to the simple and elegant instruments made for players enduring the Great Depression of 1929. Vintage inspired appointments include scalloped bracing, a period correct script style logo done tastefully in Ivoroid and beautifully executed Ebony pyramid bridge, bridge pins, tuner buttons, head-plate and fretboard. The rosette in a rich tortoise ring nestled in a vintage Ivoroid border. The instrument is an extremely light build, and has a full sound with a...
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  • Gibson Johnny Smith (19493)
    This is one of the most highly revered archtops ever made by Gibson, and this is an early model, in the third year of production. It is 17" wide, 3/1/8" deep, and has a spruce top, and maple back and sides. It sounds incredible and has a resonance like none other. At one point, the upper half of the bridge was replaced with a Tune-O-Matic bridge, and later was replaced by a non original ebony piece true to the original part. The lower half of the bridge remains original. The electronics were...
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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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  • 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.
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  • Martin 000-18 (19268)
    This is an original Pre WWII Martin with rosewood fingerboard and bridge. There is some playing wear but NO cracks on top or back. There are repaired side cracks and an older, professional refinish. Still, this is a great old guitar with a dry sound and plenty of character. The refinish obviously changes the value but this guitar sounds as good as any pre war flat top in its class. Guaranteed to make you happy and priced half of an all original one. Scale: 25" Nut Width:1-13/16"
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  • Gibson ES-350 (18699)
    The ES-350 was Gibson's first cutaway electric guitar. This 1951 ES-350 is a rare example featuring two P-90 pickups, an individual volume knob for each pickup and a master tone. It is a full depth, 17 inch blonde cutaway with double parallelogram inlays in the fingerboard. Gold plated tuners and tailpiece are replacements. There is a very slight repair on the back of the peghead but this does not appear to be a structural issue. This is a fine, rare and beautiful jazzbox.
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  • A. C. Fairbanks Tubaphone No. 9 (18488)
    We are pleased to be offering for sale one of the earliest known A. C. Fairbanks Tu-ba-Phone No. 9s. This example retains original earlier style cobra hooks and slotted stretcher band. It is a very unusual if not unique combination of mahogany neck with Number 7 style engraved inlays on fingerboard and face of peg head. Extremely deep and beautiful heel carving. Original pearl button, gold plated tuners tuners. This is the earliest No. 9 Tubaphone and pre dates the ones found with the fancy...
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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...
    Circa 1896
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  • Benedetto Supreme (17890)
    Stunning vintage Benedetto with spruce top with light sunburst and back of light burst finished birdseye maple. The figuring on the maple back is arresting, its quite a sight. The pickup is a custom made DeArmond. Grover tuners. It has finish checking from age and the binding in various places has shrunken along the fretboard and body. Some finish chips here and there along fretboard, on heel, and along back binding, however very small and only noticed up close. Frets and board are...
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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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  • Gibson F 5 Fern (17176)
    Stunning Fern F 5 Gibson mandolin. Gibson oversprayed the instrument and replaced the fingerboard in the 1930's with what was stock at the time, a block inlayed board which is included in the case. A correct period dot inlayed board was replaced last year. Top leaf of fern inlay is all original. In beautiful original condition with no cracks or repairs. The sound is balanced and sweet with great playability. Originally ordered and sent out in 1928 with Factory Order Number: 8231. Comes with...
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  • Oasis Guitar Humidifier (X16010)
    Oasis Humidifiers work by allowing water to evaporate through the fabric. Unless the refill cap is opened, outside air cannot get in to replace the evaporated water. The vacuum created by this process causes the fabric to shrink inward. This is an advantage, since, unlike other guitar humidifiers, you can easily see when Oasis is ready for refill!
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