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  • Gibson A2-Z (20090)
    A spectacular oddity from the Gibson mandolin line, from 1923. The appointments on this piece of Gibson heritage are very unique. These include a pickguard on an A model with a snakehead peghead and "The Gibson," inscribed in the peghead. This model has a truss rod and the original pickguard. Adjustable ebony bridge. A fine player in quite impressive condition for its age and comes with the original hard shell case. A2Z in Gibson lore means in paraphrase, "our finest mandolin, from A to...
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  • A. C. Fairbanks Imperial Electric (20098)
    This is an absolutely pristine example of the best playing banjos that ever came out of the Fairbanks factory. The "Electric" is fitted with the same tone ring as the fabled Whyte Lady banjo but without the bracket band. This makes the banjo lighter in weight and a subtle difference in sound. It has a 10-3/4" rim and 26" scale making it the "perfect" player. There is some beautifully engraved pearl that can only be the hand of Icilio Consalvi. The older calfskin head is replaced by a new...
    Circa 1906
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  • Santa Cruz D P/W (19438)
    The Santa Cruz Dreadnaught Pre War’s powerful volume, overtones and rich presence is an epiphany to the uninitiated. There are no unnecessary design features on this model, simply the finest materials treated to SCGC’s state of the art lutherie. This instrument is the best value to be had in a professionally hand made guitar, period. Sitka spruce top, mahogany back, sides, and neck. An amazingly boomy and satisfying guitar to play. Comes with finely made custom made Santa Cruz hard case. ...
    Circa 2015
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  • Gibson K-2 (19569)
    A beautiful artifact from the Bass-end of the mandolin orchestra, highly suitable for modern styles of playing. We present a Gibson K-2 mandocello dating from 1920 perfectly paired with its original green-lined Geib hardcase with all the proper handles & hinges. A lush red sunburst immediately catches the eyes of any on-looker, combined with an equally nice stained red maple back and sides. 25" scale mahogany neck with soft "V" profile, ebony fingerboard with original frets/dot inlays, "The...
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  • Guild Artist Award (19868)
    A jazz guitarist's dream...Guild's Artist Award Model was first introduced in 1956 as the Johnny Smith but was renamed in 1961. This example dates from 1964 and features a 17" all spruce archtop, supported by figured maple back and sides, all in original sunburst. The neck is 24 3/4" scale with a multi-bound ebony fingerboard, pearl block inlay with abalone v insert, and a large bound headstock featuring "Artist Award Model" engraved on a large pearl inlay. Electronics have been replaced with a...
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  • Douglas Unger Whyte Laydie/Electric (19831)
    This instrument began life as a lowly banjo mandolin with the scalloped Whyte Laydie tone ring. The 10-1/8" rim has been thinned down, the bracket band removed, the holes filled and painted black with the addition of fine marquetry and tortoise exterior trim. Essential this has transformed the rim into the lighter weight version of the Whyte Laydie named the "Electric". Original Electrics are great players with a bit more "lilt" to the sound. The Unger neck is an absolutely unique creation yet...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Frederich Holtier Concert Traditional (17337)
    This is a remarkably expressive guitar. This guitar was special ordered with Madagascar rosewood back and sides. The top is a very tight grained cedar with an exceptionally light bracing pattern. The Finish appears to be a light french polish with nearly no gloss and a very smooth feel to the back of the neck. The Waverly tuners work very smoothly, and allow for easy precise tuning. The top shows slight signs of playing wear on both sides of the sound hole. The tone is warm and very responsive...
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  • Martin 00-40 (17331)
    Originally a Hawaiian guitar this was converted to Spanish style and restored by Mark Tossman of Seattle. The top is pearl trimmed and the back and sides are Brazilian rosewood. It is fitted with a replacement belly bridge and original bar style frets. This guitar suffered some dubious repairs over the course of its lifetime including three small holes in the top around what looks like a very large mark from an oversized bridge. There is considerable top wear and a well repaired crack around...
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