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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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  • 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.
    Circa 1870
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  • 154 Peghead Beauties Poster (19073)
    This is a professionally framed poster of 154 peg heads from the collection of Akira Tsumura from his book, 1001 Banjos: The Tsumura Collection. Measures 18" by 25" and is signed by Mr. Tsumura.
    $295.00
    1993
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  • Vox Mark XII (19172)
    This is an early, tear dropped shaped solid body 12 string in custom white finish. Three original single coil pickups and vibrato tailpiece. The peghead was repaired long ago and is structurally perfect. Made in England with that British Invasion, jangley sound of the '60s.
    $1895.00
    1965
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  • Eastman MD914-BD (19159)
    This is a very hard to find oval hole blonde. It has wonderfully flamed maple back and sides that are hand carved and matches the flamed maple binding. The solid hand carved spruce top produces a glorious tone and is very well toned to match the top.
    $1650.00
    Circa 2000
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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 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.
    $5500.00
    1951
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  • Fender Mustang (18313)
    Surf rockers, look no further, a pre CBS Mustang is here. Original white finish has yellowed, and checking is present on back top of guitar. 24" scale "B" maple neck/rosewood fingerboard dated August 1965 is consistent with neck plate. All original hardware, including tremolo arm, knobs, slanted pickups with white plastic covers, and tuners. A classic/cool guitar with good looks, and playability.
    $1850.00
    Circa 1965
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  • Fender Jaguar (18242)
    CLEAN, Post CBS Jaguar in excellent condition. All original hardware including tuners, pickups, plates, roller knobs, switches, bridge, tremolo and string mute. This baby plays like a charm with a comfortable neck and intonates well. 24" scale maple bound neck with rosewood fretboard. Original sunburst finish. Belt buckle wear on back of guitar with exposed wood, and some checking/playing ware. Original rectangular hardcase included.
    $3750.00
    1966
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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.
    $2650.00
    Circa 1960
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  • Gibson F-4 (17780)
    This is a very choice Artist model mandolin from late in the Gibson production. Although we have had similar vintage Gibson mandolins we never cared that much for the sound of this era. However, this is absolutely the best sounding mandolin from this period we have ever heard. The back is two piece flamed maple with a brown stain. The top is sunburst with a wide band of marquetry around the sound hole. The rosewood fingerboard sports "Nick Lucas" style pearl inlays. The tone is full and...
    $5750.00
    1939
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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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  • Fender Stratocaster (15390)
    Sweeeet ca. '57 strat! This old gem features the original ashtray cover over the bridge. The sunburst finish is checked like any good old guitar should be. Original pickguard, pickups, switches and knobs. The neck appears to have been refinished judging by the condition versus the body. The tuners are replacements for the originals which hardly ever worked well. It plays sweet and true. Whammy bar is still in place, and doesn't even knock out of tune when used. A fresh set up really makes...
    $20000.00
    Circa 1957
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