• "What a Fly" Statue (18723)
    This is an original old metal bust of a black banjo player. The statue measures 16" in height and the custom base measure 6". This is an all original early piece of black Americana.
    Circa 1890
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  • Collings OM2H (18691)
    Built in Austin, a stunning Collings Orchestra model guitar featuring an incredible sunburst spruce top with Herringbone purlfing. Bound rosewood back and sides, center strip with marquetry on back. Ebony bridge and bound fretboard with snowflake inlays. A truly "sharp" headstock, which is bound and overlaid in ebony. Mahogany neck with 24 & 7/8" scale, and bone nut with 1 & 11/16" width. This guitar is truly a gem, plays and sounds excellently for the flatpicker or fingerstyle player.
    Circa 1999
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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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  • Vega Cremona (18248)
    This is an extremely rare guitar made by the famous Boston company. It features a slightly arched (cylinder) top and back. Flamed maple back and sides with a 14-3/4" wide lower bout. The spruce top is lightly shaded. Original pin bridge of unusual shape, round sound hole and tortoise pickguard. The neck 12 fret neck has a slotted peghead and ebony fingerboard with fancy engraved pearl star in the peg head as found on Vega banjos. This guitar has had minor repairs. It is a fine looking and...
    Circa 1920
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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.
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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.
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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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  • Gibson SJ (17861)
    Gibson Southerner Jumbo Guitar, Rosewood!!! It is from the very first year of production with batch No. 2005 stamped on the mahogany neck block. According to many books only batch No 910 has Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, but this particular instrument, made sometime later in 1942, offers the same rare combination of Brazilian Rosewood and Adirondack spruce. This guitar sounds very powerful, with the warm and strong tone you might expect. It performs very well with medium strings for...
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  • Maestro Echoplex (17862)
    Ca. '60s Echoplex analog effects box. Everything still works on this piece, however the 'sound on sound' mode is a little difficult to control but we're not sure if this is the nature of the beast. The 'echo' mode is very impressive, however. It has a long tape installed currently and has a dramatic difference in echo speed, duration, and frequency. Some of the controls seem a little haywire, but still sound very cool, with the sound of the guitar present throughout.
    Circa 1960
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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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  • 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...
    Circa 1957
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