• 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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  • Epiphone Deluxe (19372)
    Next to the top of the line in the Epiphone Professional Recording series direct from the Jazz Age. The Deluxe features a solid ebony neck with a carved dragon in the heel. The fingerboard is pearloid with alternating black blocks. The metal parts are gold and highly engraved. The armrest is nickel and engraved. The resonator is pearloid covered with engraved floral designs on the sides and back. Pearl button engraved tuners appear to be replacements. Original case is included however is...
    Circa 1930
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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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  • Blind Boy Fuller/Columbia Records Performs: Step It Up and Go & Little Woman You're So Sweet (17869)
    Blind Boy Fuller/Columbia Records Performs: Step It Up and Go & Little Woman You're So Sweet on 78rpm with a few scuffs and one dent on the side affecting the first two channels of the record.
    Circa 1930
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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,...
    Circa 1800
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