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1. ANTONIO CERRITO, 1930's, This steel string guitar was made in the style of a classical guitar. It will comfortably work with silk & steel strings or light guage steel strings. It has a two-piece back and sides of mahogany without binding. The one-piece 14-fret neck is ash or birch with a rather thick rosewood fingerboard and a slotted squared headstock. It has a two-piece wide-grained spruce top with maple binding, six fan braces, and a straight classical-style rosewood bridge. The lower bout measures 14-3/4", the scale length is 24-3/4", and the nut width is 1-11/16". The old chipboard case it came in is included. (Our #29891) $750.
2. DAVID LAPLANTE, 2014, David Laplanteís guitar is an homage to C.F. Martinís Spanish-style instruments of the 1840s. It includes features such as a Spanish neck with large tapered headstock, long volute and Spanish heel. Like truly Spanish guitars, the heel cap continues the plane of the back, and the divided ribs have little taper. However, this guitar incorporates the X-brace pattern fully implemented by C.F. Martin in the 1840s, along with his ebony pyramid bridge design. It is very similar to the 1846 Colonel Wilkins guitar, but made in a more modern deep 00 body size. (Our #31876) $6,000.
3. EASTMAN, AC122 Grand Auditorium, NEW, The AC122 is a Grand Auditorium model - similar to an OM but a bit broader and deeper, with a solid Sitka top and Sapele laminate back and sides. The top is braced with a scalloped X-brace, and the guitar is setup with a bone nut and saddle. Measurements: 1-3/4" nut, 25.4" scale. Sturdy rigid padded travel case included. (Our #31559) $439
4. EASTMAN, AC122CE, NEW, The AC122E is a Grand Auditorium model - similar to an OM but a bit broader and deeper, with a solid Sitka top, Sapele laminate back and sides, mahogany neck and rosewood fingerboard. The Grand Auditorium style has strong bottom response balanced with top end enunciation. Great left hand maneuverability - the Venetian cutaway give you access to the full range of the neck. The top has a scalloped X-brace, and the guitar is setup with a bone nut and saddle. Measurements: 1-3/4" nut, 25.4" scale. Fishman Sonitone pickup installed. Sturdy rigid padded travel case included. (Our #30947) $600.
5. EASTMAN, AC220 Dreadnought, NEW, A really handsome and straightforward acoustic dreadnought that sounds great and is comfortable to play. The body is made of with a solid Sitka spruce top, Rosewood laminate back and sides, with an open pore finish. Measurements: nut width 1-3/4", scale length 25.4". Hard shell case included. (Our #31561) $519.
6. EASTMAN, AC630CE Dlx Maple Cutaway, NEW, solid spruce top, flamed maple back and sides, jumbo body with cutaway, with hard shell case (Our #31585) $1499.
7. EASTMAN, AC-DR1, NEW, The dreadnought body of the AC-DR1 is made with a solid sitka spruce top and solid sapele back and sides. The mahogany neck has a rosewood fingerboard, and the top has a rosewood bridge. Measurements: 1-11/16" neck, 25.4" scale. Sturdy padded gig bag included. (Our #31349) $519.
8. GIBSON, 1028 Ray Whitley Recording King, 1941, The Ray Whitley model was made in relatively small numbers by Gibson. The top is Adirondack spruce with a sunburst finish and a figured tortoise colored plastic pickguard. The top s braced with an X-brace and two non-scalloped tone-bars. The back and sides are mahogany. The V-shaped neck is mahogany with a bound rosewood fingerboard, and 3-in-line Kluson open tuners with amber buttons (one replaced button). In excellent and original condition; no cracks, nice action, strap button in the heel of the neck, original metal strap-tender at the endpin but missing the one at the back of the head. Measurements: 24.9" scale, 1-34" nut. Relatively new brown hardshell case included. (Our #31848) $11,000.
9. GIBSON, Capital, c.1937-38, Another fine Gibson guitar by another name; Recording King style tapered head is embelleshed with the Capital model name in white silk-screen. Itís essentially the same as a Kalamazoo KG-14, The 14-3/4"wide 14-fret L-00 style body is made with a spruce top and mahogany back and sides, with white bindings at the top and back and a striped pickguard. The top is straight-braced, The V-shaped mahogany neck has no truss rod, a rosewood finderboard with large pearl dots & a central celluloid strip. In very good plus condition; no cracks, some pickwear & scuffs, good action & frets, original but for a later saddle, recent professional neck reset. Measurements: 1-3/4" nut, 24.9" scale. Older hard case included. (Our #27566) $2,200.
10. GIBSON, Cromwell G-2, 1937, The Gibson Cromwell G-2 is very similar to the Kalamazoo L-00 size Model KG-14. The spruce top has a sunburst finish and is straight-braced with white binding and a striped pickguard. The V-shaped 14-fret neck has a rosewood fingerboard with a white celluloid center line & large pearl dots, and later Gibson logo stencil on the peghead. Overall very good condition; good neck angle, neck does have a slight warp but is still very playable. Measurements: 1-3/4" nut, 24.9" scale. The original soft case is included. (Our #31290) $1,950.
11. GIBSON, J-35, 1938, A terrific example of the classic J-35 jumbo. The Adirondack spruce top in sunburst finish with three (some have two) scalloped tone-bars. Mahogany back and sides and a V-shaped neck. Overall very good condition; there are two tiny filled screw holes in the lower right bout of the top, new bone saddle, and recently dressed frets. Measurements: 1-3/4" nut, 24.9" scale, 4" soundhole, 3-13/16" upper rib, 4-13/16" lower rib. New hard case included. (Our #31288) $11,500.
12. GIBSON, J-35, early 1937, An early transitional J-35. The unbound back is very similar to the late version of the tapered body Trojan model (earlier Trojans had deep bodies with very little taper). The spruce top has a sunburst finish, and the mahogany back and sides hav a reddish-brown finish. The top is forward braced (X-brace) with three non- scalloped tone bars. The V-shaped mahogany has a small ďFrenchĒ taper heel, and 3-in-line brass-plate open Grover tuners. A truly wonderful guitar with the large boomy sound you would expect from a great J-35. In overall original and very good condition; recent neck reset, correctly sized maple replacement bridge-plate, several minor repaired hairline cracks. Measurements: 1-3/4" nut, scale:24-7/8, 3-3/4"soundhole diameter (early feature), lower rib depth 4-7/8", upper rib depth 3-7/8", lower bout width 16-1/8", length of back 20-1/8". Later hard case included. (Our #30070) $13,500.
13. GIBSON, Jumbo, 1934, An early '34 Jumbo with an impressively large & powerful sound. The spruce top has sunburst finish, the original striped pickguard, three scalloped tone bars, and the original maple bridge-plate. The mahogany back is of two pieces with no center strip. The V-shaped mahogany neck has the Gibson script logo in pearl across the headstock, Grover "clipped-end" butterbean G-98 tuners. In very good plus condition; very well repaired and expertly retouched top cracks include two at the pickguard & two at the outer center bass flank, as well as an old and nicely repaired stable heel crack, recent neck reset and fret dressing by Dave Strunk. Measurements: 1-3/4" nut, 24-3/4"full, lower body bout depth: 4-5/8", body depth at the neck 4-1/8". New hard case included. (Our #26298) $18,500.
14. GIBSON, L-0, 1939, A strong and clear sounding L-00 with a spruce top with black finish and a striped tortoise colored plastic guard, and mahogany back and sides. The V-shaped neck has an adjustable truss rod, rosewood fingerboard and 3-in-line open gear Kluson tuners with white buttons. Very good condition overall: the fingerboard has some wear and frets are low, a couple of old glued cracks in the back, top and ribs, the original black finish is still on the bridge (usually gets worn or chipped of, the top has the shadow of a trapeze tailpiece below the bridge, the action is good though the saddle is low (functionally so). Measurements: 1-3/4" nut. New hard shell case included. (Our #28214) $4,000.
15. GIBSON, L-0, 1942, A rare and strong sounding very late L-0 in black finish with multiple layer bindings. The spruce top has a striped pickguard and five-layer binding, with scalloped braces. The one-piece mahogany back has three-layer binding. The neck is a comfortable rounded shape. Really nice condition: new bone saddle, frets have been put into good order, neatly filled & retouched small screw hole at the back of the head, a few glued hairline cracks in the back, glued hairline crack descending about 6" from the bass side bridge dot. Measurements: 1-3/4" nut. Clean original brown/tan chipboard case included. (Our #31489) $5,250.
16. GIBSON, L-00, 1936, A very strong sounding L-00 easily suitable for fingerpicking or flatpicking back-up. The spruce top with sunburst finish, a striped pickguard and white top binding. The back and sides of mahogany. The neck is a V-shape. overall very good condition: lots of scratches & small dings, treble side with two repaired hairline cracks, strap-pin in the heel of the neck, recent neck rest, later tuners. Measurements: 1-3/4" nut, 24.9" scale. Hard case incldued (Our #27849) $4,500.
17. GIBSON, L-00, 1941-42, A very nice 14-fret sunburst L-00. The spruce top is bound in white bound with a striped pickguard, and has two scalloped tone-bars. The back and sides are mahogany. The neck has no adjustable truss-rod (there is a maple neck reinforcement visible under nut), and the tuners are Klusns with black buttons A good player with good neck angle & frets, and correctly replaced bridge. Measurements: 1-11/16" nut and 24.9" scale. Later hard case included. (Our #29204) $3,800.
18. GIBSON, L-1, 1933-1934, A 14-fret L-1 with a crisp sound and a suprising amount of bass for a 00 size body. The spruce top is finished in the dark "Cremona brown" color with a small center, and sports a striped pickguard and white binding. The back and sides are mahogany. The neck is a full semi-V-shape. Original and very good condition; no top cracks, several minor hairline side cracks, several glued back cracks, good frets, new bone saddle, good action, StewMac vintage style tuners, top shows lots of finish checking (photos make it look worse than it is). Measurements: 1-11/16" nut, 24.9" scale. New hard case included. (Our #28840) $4,000.
19. GIBSON, L-C Century of Progress, 1934, A very playable & good sounding 14-fret LC Century of Progress guitar. The spruce top is finished in dark Cremona brown sunburst. The back and sides are well-figured slab-cut American maple. The mahogany neck is a V-shape, with a pearloid fingerboard & peghead overlays with pearl diamond inlays. The overall condition is very good and largely original: nice though slighly oversized replacement bridge (this one is 1" and the original would have been 15/16"); several glued cracks: 1 from bridge to binding & 1 from bridge to soundhole under low E, & 1 from fingerboard to soundhole (no distortion), one 3"side crack, good action & neck angle, good frets. Measurements: 1- 3/4"nut, 14-3/4"lower bout. New hard case included. (Our #29109) $4,500.
20. GIBSON, Roy Smeck Stage De Luxe, 1935, This 12-fret Roy Smeck dreadnought began life with a square neck and was expertly converted to a V- shaped Spanish style neck with radiused fingerboard by Dave Strunk/Brothers Music. It has a deep body that gives up a huge sound. Top is finished in the Dark Cremona sunburst with a smallish center and striped pickguard. expertly converted from Hawaiian by Dave Strunk/Bros. Music. Overall excellent condition; one repaired hairline crack below bridge. Measurements: 1-7/8", 24-3/4" scale, lower bout 16", upper bout 11-1/2", 3-3/4" soundhole diameter, depth at the lower bout is 4-3/8 tapering to 4-1/8"depth at neck. Original red-line hard case included. (Our #31842) $9,000.
21. GIBSON, SJ, 1957, sunburst finish, original but for a slightly oversize Gibson factory bridge, excfellent condition, Measurements: 1-11/16" nut, 24-5/8" scale. Later hard case included. (Our #32215) $5,000.
22. GIBSON KALAMAZOO, HG-00/KHG-14, 1939, This is the only Kalamazoo we've seen so far with an original X-brace under the top. It's essentially a 12-fret Gibson HG-00 body, including the standard-size Gibson striped pickguard, with the cheaper Kalamazoo neck (as though they reached in the wrong neck pile). The spruce top is finished with a sunburst. The back and sides are mahogany. V-shaped neck. Converted from Hawaiian for standard use with a nicely done slightly larger replacement bridge (1-1/16") and later tuners. Overall very good condition; inside edge pickguard crack, fingerboard wear to the first five frets, and two hairline 3" cracks on the lower bass side. Measurements: 1-15/16" nut, 24.9" scale, saddle spacing 2-3/8"; 1-5/8" spacing at the nut. New hard case included. (Our #27406) $2,500.
23. JEFF ROBERTSON, D-20SE, Weíve never been able to locate this maker, but heard that he once worked in New York State and that his wife did pearl inlay. Thatís as much as we know about him, other than that he made very nice instruments. This model is a 25.4" scale dreadnought body with spruce top and two-piece Macassar ebony back. The mahogany neck has an ebony fingerboard with a 1-11/16"nut width. The top rosette is inlaid with a broad band of abalone. In near mint condition from the original owner. Includes the original hardshell case. (Our #30003) $2,250.
24. JEFF ROBERTSON, J-20R, Weíve never been able to locate this maker, but heard that he once worked in New York State and that his wife did pearl inlay. Thatís as much as we know about him, other than that he made very nice instruments. The maker's warranty registration card shows this guitar as a "Prototype" J-20R. It has a spruce top with a thin plastic pickguard, and the 17" wide jumbo Indian rosewood body is finished with maple bindings. The mahogany neck has an ebony fingerboard. Measurements: 1-11/16" nut, 25.4"scale, body depth is 4-1/2" to 3-3/4". In near mint condition. Original hard case included. (Our #30005) $2,250.
25. JEFF ROBERTSON, J-20SE, Weíve never been able to locate this maker, but heard that he once worked in New York State and that his wife Lorena did the pearl inlay work. Thatís as much as we know about him, other than that he made very nice instruments. This jumbo body has a spruce top with a thin plastic pickguard, and Macassar ebony body. The three-part neck is mahogany with maple at the center, and an unbound ebony fingerboard. Measurements: 1-13/16" fingerboard, 25.4" scale. In near mint condition. Original hard case included. (Our #30004) $2,250.
26. KONA, Style 4, c.1925, Made by Weissenborn and similar to their Style 4 model, but with a deeper body & solid round neck. The body is Koa wood with rope pattern wooden binding. The round neck has 7 frets to the body and 19 in total, with abalone fingerboard inlays. Completely original and in overall very good condition. Plays nicely as either a regular Spanish-style or Hawaiian style guitar. (Our #23376) $3,250.
27. LARSON BROS., c.1933, A particularly full and strong sounding custom 12-fret 000-size guitar built for Nathalie Whiting. It is illustrated in plate IV of the color section of Robert Hartmanís book about the Larson Brothers. The spruce top has a Larson characteristic laminated X-brace, and flat-pyramid ebony bridge. The Brazilian rosewood back and sides with three-ply white/black bindings. The V-shaped mahogany neck has a slotted-head inlaid with N T W in white celluloid, and ebony fingerboard bound in the typical Larson style with 19 frets total. Overall excellent condition with a few glued hairline cracks. Measurements: 1-3/4" nut, 25-1/2" scale, 14-7/8"lower bout, sides depth 4-1/8 to 3-3/16. Older Harptone hard case included. (Our #31285) $9,500.
28. MARTIN, 000-18, 1946, An extremely lightweight and responsive war-time style 18, with an ebony strengthening rod in the neck. The Adirondack spruce top is of four pieces and the back and sides are mahogany. In original and overall excellent condition with a good older neck reset, nice frets, minor fingerboard wear, replacement bridge of correct size & style, and three small filled screw-holes at the bottom end from an old tailpiece. Measurements: 1-11/16" width at the nut, 24.9" scale. Later hard case included. (Our #28062) $6,000.
29. MARTIN, 000-28, 1926, A total of 327 12-fret 000-28s were made before the switch to 14-fret models in 1933, and this is one of them. The Adirondack spruce top has herringbone trim and an ebony pyramid bridge with the original small thin maple bridge plate, and is braced for steel strings. The back and sides are Brazilian rosewood. The slotted headstock has 3-in-line tuners with engraved nickel plates, and the fingerboard has bar frets. In original and very good condition overall with a somewhat later Martin OM- pickguard (correct size, material, & style for the period), recent neck reset and setup, and center seam reglued below bridge (looks fine and neat). Measurements: 25.4" scale. Nice original hard case included. (Our #29733) $24,000.
30. MARTIN, 000-28, 1946, This 28 with Brazilian rosewood back & sides has a beautifully aged sitka spruce top with herringbone trim, non-scalloped braces. The mahogany neck has an ebony fingerboard with pearl dots (of uniform size), and open gear Waverly tuners with oval nickel buttons. Near excellent condition in appearance and function with a glued 4" hairline back crack, and possibly a replaced maple bridge-plate (itís the correct size and thickness, but appears very fresh- might just be very clean), and some minor play wear. Period brown hard case included. (Our #31692) $14,000.
31. MARTIN, 000-28C, 1964, This Martin nylon string guitar is in really terrific condition. It has a 12-fret neck with slotted-head, and a 12-fret style body with very attractive Brazilian rosewood back and sides. Itís completely original and in excellent plus condition with the original hard case. (Our #32144) $5,500.
32. MARTIN, 000-28ECB, 2001, This is Prototype #1 of three prototypes made for this limited edition guitar. The label is signed by both Eric Clapton and C.F. Martin IV. The top is Sitka spruce and the back and sides are Brazilian rosewood. The top has scalloped braces, grained ivoroid bindings, a pearl rosette, and ebony bridge with fossilized ivory bridge pins. The modified V-shape neck has an ebony fingerboard. In mint, unplayed condition with the original hard case. Measurements: 1-3/4" nut and 24.9" scale. (Our #32017) $10,000.
33. MARTIN, 00-17, 1956, A standard style 17 with mahogany body and top, and no bindings, Brazilian rosewood fingerboard & bridge, original but for a very light overspray, and in overall excellent condition, later hard case (Our #32223) $3,200.
34. MARTIN, 00-18, 1927, This lightweight and responsive guitar is braced fr steel strings with an Adirondack spruce top, and mahogany back and sides. The V-shaped 12-fret neck has a slotted-headstock and ebony fingerboard with original bar frets & original ebony nut. The guitar is in very good condition with the original small maple bridge-plate, and a later Martin replacement rectangular ebony bridge of the correct size. There are no apparent cracks. The neck has been reset (not recently) with a small wedge under the fingerboard. There is some pickwear, hits, scratches & scuffs, and a tiny 2" crack along the lower bass edge of the back. Otherwise no cracks (the lines in the photos are scratches). The 4th & 5th string tuner posts are very slightly bent, not affecting function. Measurements: 24.9" scale, 1-7/8" width at the nut. New hard case included. (Our #29548) $6,200.
35. MARTIN, 00-18, 1943, The cleanest & nicest 00-18 of this period we've seen. Adirondack top with scalloped braces and tortoise-color bindings. Mahogany back and sides. Dark Brazilian rosewood fingerboard & bridge, ebony nut, and gunmetal grey war-time Kluson tuners with plastic buttons & no bushings. Beautiful semi-V shaped mahogany neck with ebony rod. In completely original condition with a recent neck reset, fret dressing and top center seam regluing by Brothers Music. Measurements: 1-11/16" nut, 24.9" scale. New Martin hard case included. (Our #31977) $8,500.
36. MARTIN, 00-21, 1968, Attractive Brazilian rosewood back and sides with a Sitka spruce top. The top has a rosewood belly bridge and original small rosewood bridge-plate. The broad 12-fret neck has a slot head and rosewood fingerboard. Near excellent condition with one 4" hairline back crack and a good looking tortoise-colored plastic replacement pickguard. The neck is very slightly pulled up at the joint but the action & saddle height are good. Measurements: 1-7/8" nut, 24.9" scale. Newer hardshell flat top black case included. (Our #30932) $5,500.
37. MARTIN, 00-42, 1902, A gem of a guitar elegantly appointed with 42 style pearl inlays and inlaid Handel tuners, and an ivory bridge. The 12-fret neck is broad enough for fingerstyle and has a traditional slotted headstock. The top has two tone bars. In overall very good condition with a few back, side & top cracks that have been glued and reinforced, along with some cosmetic overfinish. Measurements: 24.9" scale. New hard case included. (Our #31691) $14,000.
38. MARTIN, 0-17, 1934, All-mahogany guitars like this one are special for their full mid range sound. The rosewood fingerboard has original bar frets and small dot fret markers. Very good overall condition with a 3" repaired crack at the lower right side of the back, and new Waverly relic G-98 style tuners with oval nickel buttons. The neck recently reset & frets regulated by Strunk. Measurements: 24.9" scale, 1-3/4" nut. A 1960s soft case is included. (Our #30584) $4,500.
39. MARTIN, 0-17, 1936, This comfortable 14-fret body 0-17 has the all solid mahogany construction established for this model. The semi-V shaped neck has a broad feel, and is neatly outfitted with an ebony nut and heel cap, rosewood fingerboard with tiny ivoroid dot fret markers and T-frets, and open-gear Grover G-98 tuners with oval buttons. The top has a rectangular rosewood bridge. Overall original and excellent condition older neck reset without shim. Measurements: 24.9" scale, 1-3/4" nut. The original chipboard soft case is included. (Our #32016) $4,500.
40. MARTIN, 0-18, 1898, Formerly in the the collection of Mike Seeger, this lovely sounding guitar can be played with either nylon or extra light guage steel strings. The spruce top has its original dark-stained finish (red-brown color more commonly found on Style 26s & 28s of this period) with herringbone marquetry around the soundhole and an ebony pyramid bridge. The Back and sides are Brazilian rosewood (Style 18 guitars had rosewood bodies until 1917). And the rounded V-shaped cedar 12-fret neck has a slotted headstock and ebony fingerboard. The neck-block is stamped C.F.MARTIN & CO./NAZARETH,PA and the back of the head has the very rare stamp: C.F.MARTIN & CO./ 1833 / NEW YORK. It is also signed under the top "1898 FF". In overall original and very good condition. Measurements: 1-7/8" nut width, scale length 24-3/4". Period soft case included. (Our #30260) $6,500.
41. MARTIN, 0-18, late 1922, This is a very light and responsive guitar 12-fret guitar with an Adirondack spruce top and mahogany back and sides, and an ebony pyramid bridge. It plays well with standard light gauge strings. The ebony fingerboard has original bar frets. In overall original and very good plus condition. There is a long repaired crack around the center of the lower bass side - very slightly uneven in one area but not unsightly and quite secure. It has had an older good neck reset. Measurements: 24.9" scale, nut width is a hair shy of 1-7/8", string spacing at the bridge is 2-1/2". New hard case included. (Our #28678) $4,250.
42. MARTIN, 0-21, 1947, A very rare post-war 0-21 (there were 48 made in 1947, though strangely we've never seen one before). Very nice Brazilian rosewood back and sides with a herringbone center back-strip, and Sitka spruce top. The mahogany neck has an ebony fingerboard and slotted head. Overall excellent condition with super reproduction Willi Henkes tuners, neck reset & fretw regulation by Strunk, and some capo wear on the part of the peghead. Measurements: 24.9" scale. New hard case included. (Our #29568) $6,750.
43. MARTIN, 0-28K, 1927, Originally setup for Hawaaian style playing, this 12-fret -28k has been expertly converted to Spanish style configuration. The top, back and sides are of attractively figured koa, with herringbone trim. The ebony pyramid bridge is a replacement of the correct style but about 1/8" larger than the original. Overall original & in very good plus condition, Measurements: 24.9" scale. Later hard case included. (Our #22310) $7,500.
44. MARTIN, 1-26, c.1870s, An interesting & very attractive Style 26 variant with Style 28 appointments and Style 27 marquetry, as well as a bound fingerboard & peghead, from the collection of Mike Seeger. The 12-fret body is made with an X-braced spruce top, Brazilian rosewood back and sides, and a V-shaped cedar neck with a bound fingerboard and bound slotted headstock with engraved brass tuner plates with bone buttons bound. Style-28 zig zag style backstrip and soundhole rosette inlay, and colored wood marquetry around the top. In overall good very condition. It has a nicely replaced ebony pyramid bridge of the correct size, though the pyramids are not quite the right shape. Measurements: lower bout 12-7/8", length of back 18-7/8", scale 24.9", nut width 1-13/16". Hard case included. (Our #30262) $6,500.
45. MARTIN, Claireís Guitar, 2005, A very special Size 5 (Terz), Style 40 guitar, issued to celebrate the birthday of Claire Frances Martin. This is Limited Edition #11 of 100 from the first batch of this model. The back and sides are of select Brazilian rosewood. The Sitka top has natural gloss finish. The 12-fret mahogany neck has a 1-11/16" nut (scale is 21.4"), gold-plated Waverly tuners with grained ivoroid buttons, ebony fingerboard with 18 frets, with custom fingerboard and headstock inlays. Original hard case. Near mint condition- looks unplayed. (Our #32150) $10,000.
46. MARTIN, CS21-11, 2011, Formerly owned & used by David Bromberg, this is a Martin Custom Shop guitar designed to be super light in all its parts. It also looks beautiful & sounds great. The back and sides are highly figured Brazilian-looking Madagascar rosewood, and the Adirondack top has a natural finish without toner. Style 21 appointments with a Fishman Gold+ Active pickup installed. Used but in perfectly cared for excellent plus condition. Measurements: 25.4" scale, neck width at nut is 1-3/4". Custom shop Geib style hard case included. (Our #28967) $4,500.
47. MARTIN, D12-28 12-String, 1998, A really fine 12-string 14-fret with very Brazilian looking (dark, rich, with nice contrast) Indian rosewood back & sides. Almost in mint condition and look very much unused except that it has a later replacement Martin black pickguard, and a 4-1/2" repaired hairline crack in the lower treble bout of the top extending from the binding. Measurements: 24-3/4"scale, 1-7/8" nut, feeler gauge measurement under the 6th string @ 14th fret: 2.667mm or .105", 1st string: 1.88mm or .074". Original hard case included. (Our #32053) $1,500.
48. MARTIN, D-18, 1941, A very fine sounding guitar for both for both fingerpicking & flatpicking. Spruce top and mahogany back and sides. The neck has an older good refinish, and the top has some old overspray. The top has a new ebony bridge of correct style but very slightly larger (about 1/16" oversize). Dave Strunk recently reset the neck and refretted the ebony fingerboard. Also, there are to hairline rib cracks on the treble side (one is 2" and one is 2-1/2"), a small area of glued & retouched impact damage on the lower treble side, and a small crack along the outer edge of the pickguard. Original pickguard beautifully inscribed in script "Ozark Glenn". By the way, if you know who Ozark Glenn was, please let us know! Measurements: 25.4" scale, New hard case included. (Our #28333) $14,500.
49. MARTIN, D-18, 1948, Made just after the beginning of 1949, this lightweight & responsive D-18 still has the earlier dark brown color pickguard. Nice dark sitka top with no cracks, mahogany back and sides. Completely original & in overall very good plus condition. There is a 4"hairline crack upwards from the lower back binding, a very small & nicely done semi-circular patch to the upper bass side (about the size of 1/2 a quarter), some capo scars on the back of the neck, and some pickwear around the treble edge of the soundhole. The original frets are good and have been levelled and dressed. The original bridge has not been cut down. Neck reset by Dave Strunk. Measurements: 25.4" scale. Later hard case included. (Our #30463) $9,000.
50. MARTIN, D-28, 1954, standard period D-28 with nice quality Brazilian rosewood back & sides, sitka spruce top, pickguard crack along right edge of guard adjacent to the binding, some minor vinyl strap rash to the center of the back, otherwise original & in very good plus condition, original hard case, easy to play & very fine sounding (Our #30480) $8,500.
51. MARTIN, D-28, 1957, A superb sounding Bluegrass guitar, purchased from the original owner. Spruce top and straight-grained Brazilian rosewood back & sides. Overall original & in very good-plus condition, with the original maple bridge plate. There is a 1"crack in the middle treble rib, but it is otherwise crack-free. The guitar plays well with a low saddle. There is a slight shadow on upper bass bout finish from an old pickguard, and some pickwear belt-buckle wear in the back. Measurements: 25.4" scale, nut width: 1-11/16". 1960s Martin hard case included. (Our #27702) $9,000.
52. MARTIN, D-28, 1970, A late example of a D-28 made with Brazilian rosewood back and sides. It is in very, very clean condition with the original Grover Rotomatic tuners. The Sitka Spruce top has had the original black pickguard replaced with an authentic-style tortoise-color plastic guard. There is a strap button on the heel of the neck. The neck has recently been reset. Measurements: scale 25.4", nut width 1-11/16". Later hard case included. (Our #28812) $5,200.
53. MARTIN, D-28 Elvis Presley, 2008, This guitar is number 148 from a limited edition of 175. It celebrates the legend of Elvis Presley and his famously tooled leather encased Martin. The guitar also celebrates C.F. Martinís 175th anniversary and has the 17th anniversary stamp. The back & sides are East Indian rosewood with a Carpathian spruce top with scalloped braces. In mint condition, it appears unused. Geib-style hard case included. (Our #31892) $5,000.
54. MARTIN, D-28GE, 2004, This Limited Edition Martin guitar features and Adirondack top with herringbone trim, and distinctively figured Brazilian rosewood back and sides. The top braces are scalloped and forward shifted. The V-shaped mahogany neck has an ebony finger board with diamond and squares inlay. It is in near mint condition. Measurements: 25.4" scale, 1-3/4"nut width. The original Geib-style hard case is included. (Our #32149) $10,000.
55. MARTIN, D-28KTBS Bob Shane, 2003, This limited edition guitar (#45 of 51) bears a label signed by both Chris Martin and Bob Shane of the Kingston Trio. The ebony fingerboard is also inlaid with the logo of the Kingston Trio and signature of Bob Shane. It is in near mint condition, and appears unplayed. The top is Sitka spruce with a tortoise colored pickguard, and the back and sides are Indian rosewood, all with grained ivoroid bindings. The neck is a rounded low profile. Measurements: 25.4" scale, 1-11/16" nut. Original hard shell case included. (Our #29998) $3,500.
56. MARTIN, D-45 Longworth, 2004, This D-45 celebrates the long association of Mike Longworth with C.F. Martin. His contributions in recording the history of the company have benefitted everyone in the field, from players to independent luthiers, and they continue to inform the great work of the C.F. Martin company today. The label of this limited edition was signed by Sue Longworth and C.F. Martin IV, and numbered 5 of 91. The top is Adirondack spruce with vintage toner, along with attractive East Indian rosewood back and sides. The guitar has standard 45 pearl appointments with the C.F. Martin torch inlay and C.F. Martin in pearl script in the headstock. Itís a super sounding guitar in near mint condition. Measurements: 25.4" scale, nut width 1-27/32". Cedar Creek brown leather case included. (Our #29887) $8,000.
57. MARTIN, O-21, 1917, This light and responsive 12-fret guitar has an Adirondack spruce top and figured Brazilian rosewood back and sides. Any old issues have been neatly corrected to bring this guitar up to snuff, making the guitar a great player & suitable for standard light strings. The rectangular ebony bridge is new-but of correct size and shae- with a slight shadow around the bridge from an earlier incorrect replacement. The neck has been reset and the ebony fingerboard has a slight radius with recent T-frets. There is some light French polish over th original finish on the body and the neck the head and neck also show some over-finish with no brand stamp (either obliterated or simply absent). The tuners are period-style Stew- Mac Golden Age machines. There is one repaired crack just along the bass side of the fingerboard, as well as a glued back crack & side crack. Measurements: 24.9" scale, 1-7/8" nut width, 2-3/8" string spacing at the bridge. Newer Harptone hardshell case included. (Our #32134) $5,000.
58. MARTIN, OM-18, 1931, This fine early Orchestra Model 18 is built with an Adirondack top and mahogany back and sides. The top and back are in fine condition with rosewood top bindings, the original ebony bridge and bridgeplate, and small OM-pickguard. There are a few old rib repairs. The neck has the original ebony fingerboard and Adirondack top, mahogany back and sides, 1-3/4" nut, 25.4" scale, some old rib repairs, top and back are in fine condition, rosewood bindings and endpiece, original ebony fingerboard clipped-ended Grover tuning gears. Measurements: 25.4" scale, 1-3/4" nut. Later black Harptone case included. (Our #31834) $22,000.
59. MARTIN, OM-28, 1930, This late 1930 OM is a particularly fine sounding & superb player, with the strong and dry sound you would expect from any great period OM-28. Adirondack spruce top with the small OM pickguard. Brazilian rosewood back and sides. The headstock has the Martin brand on the back of the head and no decal at the front. The tuners were originally banjo style tuners, but it now has c.1931 Grover Pat. Applied For G-98s with seamed butterbean buttons (they look original to the guitar but are covering impressions from banjo tuners, a typical period improvement). The guitar is in really nice condition with evidence of having been used and enjoyed, There is some light pickwear to the top. The back, sides, & top have an older light overfinish (likely old Martin factory work), and the neck has a more recent refinish. We found a 4"glued hairline back crack, but it is otherwise crack free. The maple bridge-plate is original. Recent neck reset by Dave Strunk. Measurements: 25.4" scale, 1-3/4" nut. Original hard case included. (Our #30210) $25,000.
60. MARTIN, OM-45GE 1933, 2002, A modern guitar inspired by and an accurate replica of the 1933 OM-45 model (123 of this model were made). Killer looks and sound. The sunburst Adirondack spruce top has an ebony bridge with a fossilized ivory long saddle, and forward shifted Adirondack bracing, and the Brazilian rosewood back and sides are finished out with abalone 45 style. The modified V-shape mahogany neck is fitted with a fossilized mammoth ivory nut, and the bound ebony fingerboard has a 45-style inlay patten. Mint condition, appears unused. Measurements: 1-3/4" nut, 25.4" scale. Original Geib style hard case included. (Our #32014) $18,000.
61. MARTIN FOR WURLITZER, Style 2077, 1922, Martin made 28 guitars of this model for Wurlitzer, all of which were made for Spanish style playing. It is similar to an 0-28K with a koa body. Beautifully trimmed out with a herringbone back center-strip, white celluloid top & back binding, multi-layer celluloid soundhole rings, and eight- layer wood top purfling. The ebony pyramid bridge is new - and a perfect reproduction in the correct size & style, but improved with a compensated saddle. The ebony fingerboard in inlaid with diamonds at the 5th & 9th frets and a propeller at the 7th. The headstock has the original three-in-line engraved-plate tuners. In original and very good plus condition; no cracks just scratches & scuffs, some thin French polish in the front lower bout. Original hard case included. (Our #30464) $7,000.
62. OSCAR SCHMIDT, Harp Guitar, c.1915, A remarkable harp guitar with a 16-1/2" wide walnut body with white bindings. The two mahogany necks have ebonized fingerboards that join above the nuts. One of the necks is fretted for six strings, and the other is fretless for 6 strings. The bridge is "S" shaped. Overall intact, but would need restoration to be playable. Scale length is 26-1/4". No case. (Our #25409) $2,000.
63. REGAL, Playtime Deluxe, c.1939, A nice throaty guitar and a nice player with an interesting old-timey sound. The 14-fret body has a four-piece spruce top and mahogany back and sides with white binding. The top is ladder-braced spruce with a nice shaded finish. The V-shaped neck is somewhat hefty and has an ebonized fingerboard with 3-piece pointed pearl/abalone inlays, 3-in-line tuners with amber buttons and original plate covers, and a solid peghead stencilled: Playtime/ DeLuxe. In overall very good plus condition with good frets & neck angle, two repaired hairline cracks below the bridge, and an odd--though likely original--long wedge-shaped insert in the upper back. Measurements: 25.4" scale, 15- 5/8" lower bout width; 1-13/16"nut. Newish hard case included. (Our #30357) $900.
64. WASHBURN BY REGAL, Style 5238 Deluxe Grand Concert, c.1934, The Grand Concert model has a slightly fuller body than a 000, and this is a 12- fret body as well. The spruce top is X-braced with an ebony smile bridge and a later rosewood oversize bridge-plate (which doesn't seem to hurt the tone). The top is also embellished with a pattern of gold floral vine decoration and herringbone trim. An internal spruce plaque below the soundhole reads: GENUINE/ WASHBURN/ TONK BROS. CO./ CHICAGO/ SOLE DISTRIBUTORS. Solid rosewood back & sides. The mahogany neck has white fingerboard binding, and a slotted headstock with engraved gold-plated Grover tuners with pearl buttons. In overall very good condition with a few glued hairline back cracks. Measurements: 24-3/4" scale, 1-13/16" nut, 14-1/4" body width. Newish hard case included. (Our #29099) $4,500.
New Martins
65. MARTIN, 000-15M Streetmaster, NEW, The 000-15M StreetMasterô model is built to the same specifications as the 000-15M model, with the addition of a beautifully distressed satin finish. The mahogany top, back and sides have a dark mahogany sunburst finish. The fingrboard and bridge are Katalox with a 1-11/16" nut, 25.4" scale, and modified low oval neck. Sturdy gig bag included. (Our #32169) IN STOCK
$1,399.
66. MARTIN, 000-16GT, NEW, Solid mahogany back & sides, herringbone backstrip & rosette, Sitka spruce top, black Micarta fingerboard and bridge, 1- 11/16" nut, 25.4" scale, includes hard case and lifetime warranty. (Our #32229) IN STOCK
$1,499.
67. MARTIN, 000-17 Whiskey Sunset, NEW, This 17 model has a Spruce top, unlike later 17 models made with all mahogany bodies. The 000-17 Whiskey Sunset Auditorium model has a rich, warm sunburst finish. Crafted from a solid Sitka spruce top and mahogany back and sides with grained ivoroid binding, a modified low oval neck with a Performing Artist taper, rosewood fingerboard and bridge, and scalloped X-brace, this guitar produces beautiful dynamic tones that will please the most discerning musician. Measurements: 1- 3/4" nut, 24.9" scale. Lifetime warranty and hard case included. (Our #32256) IN STOCK
$1,559.
68. MARTIN, 000-18, NEW, This renewed version of the classic 000-18 is refreshed with a 14-fret High Performance style neck (1-3/4" at the nut). The back and sides are Mahogany with a Sitka spruce top, with a full gloss finish, and the top has forward shifted scalloped bracing. Also - Delmar tortoise pickguard, G-98 style tuners, compensated bone saddle, with a 24.9" scale and 1-3/4" nut. Original Martin hardshell case and lifetime warranty included. (Our #31072) IN STOCK
$2,459.
69. MARTIN, 000-28EC, New, The Eric Clapton signature model is built with a solid Sitka spruce top and solid Indian rosewood back and sides. Herringbone dresses up the edge of the top and soundhole, finished out with ivoroid binding. The fingerboard is ebony with snowflake pearl dots and inlaid Clapton signature, and the neck is a modified-V profile. Measurements: Scale is 24.9" and nut is 1-3/4". Original Martin hardshell case and lifetime warranty included. (Our #29922) IN STOCK
$3,759.
70. MARTIN, 000-28K Authentic 1921, New, Based on a wonderful 1921 example in the C.F. Martin museum collection, this figured koa guitar is made with hide glue construction, scalloped X-bracing, and a hand shaped neck with ebony fingerboard. In all its details just about as close to the original as you can get! Looks great & sounds wonderful. Measurements: 25.4" scale, 1-7/8" nut. Lifetime warranty and original hard case included. (Our #30501) New Price
$5,249.
71. MARTIN, 00-17 Authentic 1931, NEW, Looks and feels like the original 1931 guitar! Classic 00-size 12-fret solid mahogany body with Vintage gloss finish, scalloped X-bracing. Brazilian rosewood fingerboard, bridge and headplate overlay. Measurements: 1-7/8" nut, 24.9" scale. Lifetime warranty and original C.F. Martin Geib style case included. (Our #32155) IN STOCK
$4,799.
72. MARTIN, 00-17S Black Smoke, NEW, Grand Concert 00 12-fret body with black matte finish, mahogany back and sides, and simple dovetail neck. The Sitka spruce top has scalloped X-bracing. The neck has a modified low oval profile with the High Performance taper and a rosewood fingerboard. Measurements: 1-3/4" nut, 24.9" scale. Lifetime warranty and original C.F. Martin hardshell case included. (Our #31147) IN STOCK
$1,559.
73. MARTIN, 00-17S Black Smoke, NEW, Grand Concert 00 12-fret body with black matte finish, mahogany back and sides, and simple dovetail neck. The Sitka spruce top has scalloped X-bracing. The neck has a modified low oval profile with the High Performance taper and a rosewood fingerboard. Measurements: 1-3/4" nut, 24.9" scale. Lifetime warranty and original C.F. Martin case included. (Our #31146) IN STOCK
$1,559.
74. MARTIN, 00-18 Authentic 1931, NEW, This is one of our very favorite guitars in the Authentic series. It has a 00-12 fret body, Verified Tone System (VTS) torrified Adirondack sprucetop, mahogany back and sides. The 1931 style neck is nice and full, with an ebony fingerboard. Measurements: 1-7/8" nut, 24.9", scale, 2-15/16" pin spacing at the bridge. Lifetime warranty and original C.F. Martin Geib style case included. (Our #31976) IN STOCK
$5,959.
75. MARTIN, 00-18 DB Jeff Tweedy, NEW, The Jeff Tweedy model has a deep 00 size 14-fret deep body, made of FSC certified mahogany, with a gloss mahogany burst sunburst finish. The modified-V-shaped neck has a standard taper. Measurements: 1-3/4" nut, 25.4" long scale, 2-1/4" pin spacing at the bridge. Lifetime warranty and original C.F. Martin molded case included. (Our #32026) IN STOCK
$2,599.
76. MARTIN, 00-18V, NEW, This wonderful member of the Vintage series is a classic 00-18 guitar. The top is Sitka spruce and the back and sides are mahogany. The modified-V neck has an ebony fingerboard. Big sound in a compact guitar. Measurements: 24.9" scale. Geib style hard case and lifetime warranty included. (Our #30649) New Price
$2,500.
77. MARTIN, 00-18V Ambertone, NEW, This wonderful member of the Vintage series is a classic 00-18 guitar. The top is Sitka spruce and the back and sides are mahogany. We've upgraded this guitar with a custom Ambertone finish. The modified-V neck has an ebony fingerboard. Big sound in a compact guitar. Measurements: 24.9" scale. Geib style hard case and lifetime warranty included. (Our #31172) New Price
$2,650.
78. MARTIN, 00L-17 Black Smoke, NEW, Thereís so much to like about this 00 size14-fret slope-shouldered guitar. The top is Sitka spruce top, with Mahogany back & sides, all done in Black Smoke finish. The top has scalloped X-bracing, and the neck has a low-oval profile with High Performance taper and simple dovetail. Measurements: 24.9" scale, 1-3/4" nut. Originl C.F. Martin hard case and lifetime warranty included. (Our #31649) IN STOCK
$1,559.
79. MARTIN, 0-18, New, Like the ĎMouse that Roared,í 0 size guitars consistently defy expectations with their great abilty to peak and be heard. Sitka top with scalloped braces black bindings and tortoise colored pickguard. Mahogany back & sides, ebony fingerboard & bridge. The low oval neck profile has the High Performance string taper, along with open-geared Grover tuners with butterbean buttons. Measurements: 24.9" scale, 1-3/4" nut. Original C.F. Martin hard case and lifetime warranty included. (Our #32025) IN STOCK
$2,459.
80. MARTIN, CEO-7, NEW, Our favorite in this series, the CEO-7 guitar is designed with a 00 size 14-fret slope-shouldered body. The solid Adirondack top has scalloped bracing and an Autumn Sunset sunburst finish. The back and sides are solid mahogany. The modified V-shaped neck has a standard string taper and ebony fingerboard. Measurements: 24.9" scale, 1-3/4" nut. Original C.F. Martin Geib style hard case and lifetime warranty included. (Our #31932) IN STOCK
$2,629.
81. MARTIN, CS-Bluegrass-16, NEW, A dreadnought designed especially to suit the needs of Bluegrass players this limited edition guitar is one of an edition of 100. The top is Adirondack Spruce (VTS) with forward shifted scalloped bracing and a large soundhole (like the Clarence White model). The back and sides are Guatemalan Rosewood. The 14-fret neck has a modified low oval profile and High Performance taper. Particularly strong sounding with an outstanding bass end. Measurements: 25.4" scale, 1-3/4" nut. Original C.F. Martin hard case and lifetime warranty included. (Our #31996) New Price
$5,200.
82. MARTIN, D Jr. Dreadnought Junior A, NEW, The D Jr. is a pure acoustic guitar, crafted from a Sitka spruce top paired with sapele back and sides, Richlite fingerboard and bridge, and a hand-rubbed body and neck finish. Great for travel or for anyone seeking the comfort and playability of a smaller instrument that sounds like a real guitar! Think of this as a 3/5 size scaled down dreadnought. Measurements: 24" scale, 1-3/4" nut, 2-5/32" string spacing at the bridge. Sturdy travel gig bag included. (Our #31867) IN STOCK
$499.
83. MARTIN, D Jr. Dreadnought Junior A, NEW, The D Jr. is a pure acoustic guitar, crafted from a Sitka spruce top paired with sapele back and sides, Richlite fingerboard and bridge, and a hand-rubbed body and neck finish. Great for travel or for anyone seeking the comfort and playability of a smaller instrument that sounds like a real guitar! Think of this as a 3/5 size scaled down dreadnought. Measurements: 24" scale, 1-3/4" nut, 2-5/32" string spacing at the bridge. Sturdy travel gig bag included. (Our #31866) IN STOCK
$499.
84. MARTIN, D Jr. Dreadnought Junior E, NEW, The D Jr. is a pure acoustic guitar, crafted from a Sitka spruce top paired with sapele back and sides, Richlite fingerboard and bridge, and a hand-rubbed body and neck finish. Great for travel or for anyone seeking the comfort and playability of a smaller instrument that sounds like a real guitar! Think of this as a 3/5 size scaled down dreadnought. Measurements: 24" scale, 1-3/4" nut, 2-5/32" string spacing at the bridge. Fishman Sonitone pickup installed. Sturdy travel gig bag included. (Our #31620) IN STOCK
$599.
85. MARTIN, D-1 Authentic 1931, NEW, The earliest of the Martin dreadnaughts were designed with a generous 12-fret body like this Authentic series guitar, fashioned like its predecessor of 1931. The top is VTS Adirondack with a scalloped X-brace and Brazilian rosewood fingerboard & bridge. The back and sides are mahogany. A truly fine reproduction of Martin's 1931 D-1, the direct precursor of the D-18, this guitar is lightweight & resonant. Measurements: 25.4" scale, 1-7/8" nut, 2-5/16" string spacing. Original C.F. Martin Geib style hard case and lifetime warranty included. (Our #31390) IN STOCK
$5,529.
86. MARTIN, D-16GT, NEW, A wonderful all around instrument featuring a solid spruce top with scalloped A-frame top bracing, and solid mahogany back & sides. The mahogany neck is designed with a modified low oval profile and standard taper. Black Richlite bridge and fingerboard with style 28 position markers. Measurements: 25.4" scale, 1- 11/16" nut. Original C.F. Martin hard case and warranty included. (Our #32238) IN STOCK
$1,499.
87. MARTIN, D-16GT Lefty, NEW, Yes, we have a lefty! A wonderful all around instrument featuring a solid spruce top with scalloped A-frame top bracing, and solid mahogany back & sides. The mahogany neck is designed with a modified low oval profile and standard taper. Black Richlite bridge and fingerboard with style 28 position markers. Measurements: 25.4" scale, 1-11/16" nut. Original C.F. Martin hard case and warranty included. (Our #28811) IN STOCK
$1,499.
88. MARTIN, D-18, NEW, This renewed version of the classic has a the familiar Sitka spruce top and forward shifted scalloped X-brace known for great performance, along with the solid mahogany back and sides that give the 18 guitars such versatile qualities. The 14-fret mahogany neck has a comfortable low oval profile and High Performance string taper, along with G-98 tuners. Measurements: 25.4" scale, 1-3/4" nut. Original C.F. Martin hard case and warranty included. (Our #31925) IN STOCK
$2,459.
89. MARTIN, D-18 Ambertone, NEW, This renewed version of the classic has a the familiar Sitka spruce top and forward shifted scalloped X- brace known for great performance, along with the solid mahogany back and sides that give the 18 guitars such versatile qualities. The Ambertone finish gives this a great vintage look. The 14-fret mahogany neck has a comfortable low oval profile and High Performance string taper, along with G-98 tuners. Measurements: 25.4" scale, 1-3/4" nut. Original C.F. Martin hard case and warranty included. (Our #30615) IN STOCK
$2,659.
90. MARTIN, D-18 Authentic 1939 Aged, NEW, Engineeed with the design and materials to make this an autnetic version based on the 1939 D-18. This model is also carefully detailed to give the guitar the look of years of aging and use. The top is VTS Adirondack spruce with mahogany back and sides put together with hide glue. Measurements: 25.4" scale, 1-11/16" nut, 2-1/8" sstring spacing at the bridge. Geib style case and lifetime warranty included. (Our #32143) IN STOCK
$6,729.
91. MARTIN, D-28, NEW, The D-28 model is long established throughout the guitar world for its bass resonance and trble articulation. Contructed os solid East Indian rosewood back and sides, Sitka spruce top and mahogany neck with a low oval profile and standard string taper. The bridge and fingerboard are of ebony. Measurements: 25.4" scale, 1-11/16" nut, 2-1/8" string spacing. Lifetime warranty and hardshell molded plastic case included. (Our #31981) IN STOCK
$2,699.
92. MARTIN, D-28 Authentic 1937 Aged, NEW, Carefully detailed to give this instrument the look of years of aging and use along with the Authentic materials and engineering, Adirondack red spruce top with forward shifted scalloped bracing, Madagascar back and sides, ebony fingerboard with long pattern diamond and squares inlays, mahogany neck with full 1937 style rounded neck & 1-3/4" nut, Harptone style hard case and lifetime warranty (Our #32262) IN STOCK
$7,999.
93. MARTIN, DRSGT, NEW, The DRSGT is an affordable 14-fret Dreadnought Road Series guitar with a polished gloss Sitka spruce top. Featuring sapele back and sides and a modified low oval solid sipo neck, the DRSGT emulates the appearance, integrity and tone of the Martin Style 18 Dreadnought. Comes equipped with Fishman sonitone electronics with USB. The USB port allows for easy plug and play with todayís computer based recording packages. Measurements: 1-11/16" nut, 25.4" scale. (Our #30486) New Price
$900.
94. MARTIN, DX 175TH, New, A very special limited edition X series guitar with artwork celebrating the 175th anniversary of C.F. Martin & Co. The dreadnought model body is made of High Pressure Laminate (HPL) body, so you can take it to the shore, the mountains, or even Siberia! Measurements: 25.4" scale, 1-11/16" nut. C. F. Martin #345-hard case and Martin Warranty included. (Our #27718) New Price
$599.
95. MARTIN, GPCPA4 Shaded, NEW, The GPCPA4 features a 14-fret rounded cutaway with fast and comfortable Performing Artist profile neck, Sapele back and sides with Sitka spruce top, and vintage style shaded finish. Fishman Analog F1 Analog onboard electronics. Measurements: 25.4" scale, 1-3/4" nut. Hard shell case and warranty included. (Our #30643) IN STOCK
$1,799.
96. MARTIN, HD-28 (2018), NEW, Classic bold herringbone, East Indian rosewood, ebony and Sitka spruce in the shape that started it all: the Dreadnought. Paired with C.F. Martinís modified low oval neck and high performance string taper, vintage appointments, scalloped, forward-shifted bracing, and a lifetime warranty. Powerful bottom end, rich tone, and strums that will fill the roomómusic history made new. Measurements: 25.4" scale, 1-3/4" bone nut and bone saddle. Molded hardshell case and warranty included. (Our #32038) IN STOCK
$3,029.
97. MARTIN, LX1, NEW, The Little Martin is presently Martinís smallest standard guitar - very similar to a size 2. The LX1 model features a solid Sitka spruce top and mahogany high-pressure laminate HPL back and sides. Itís ideal for travel, student practice or for just playing around the house or campfire. Measurements: 23" scale, 1- 11/16" nut. Wonderful thickly padded & plush lined gig bag with backpack straps. (Our #32122) IN STOCK
$349.
98. MARTIN, LX1, NEW, The Little Martin is presently Martinís smallest standard guitar - very similar to a size 2. The LX1 model features a solid Sitka spruce top and mahogany high-pressure laminate HPL back and sides. Itís ideal for travel, student practice or for just playing around the house or campfire. Measurements: 23" scale, 1-11/16" nut. Wonderful thickly padded & plush lined gig bag with backpack straps. (Our #32124) IN STOCK
$349.
99. MARTIN, LX1, NEW, The Little Martin is presently Martinís smallest standard guitar - very similar to a size 2. The LX1 model features a solid Sitka spruce top and mahogany high-pressure laminate HPL back and sides. Itís ideal for travel, student practice or for just playing around the house or campfire. Measurements: 23" scale, 1- 11/16" nut. Wonderful thickly padded & plush lined gig bag with backpack straps. (Our #32123) IN STOCK
$349.
100. MARTIN, LX-Black, NEW, The Little Martin is presently Martinís smallest standard guitar - very similar to a size 2. The LX-Black model features black high-pressure laminate HPL top, back and sides. Itís ideal for travel, student practice or for just playing around the house or campfire. Measurements: 23" scale, 1-11/16" nut. Wonderful thickly padded & plush lined gig bag with backpack straps. (Our #29492) IN STOCK
$329.
101. MARTIN, LXK2, NEW, The Little Martin is presently Martinís smallest standard guitar - very similar to a size 2. The LX-K2 model features koa patterned high-pressure laminate HPL top, back and sides. Itís ideal for travel, student practice or for just playing around the house or campfire. Measurements: 23" scale, 1-11/16" nut. Wonderful thickly padded & plush lined gig bag with backpack straps. (Our #32142) IN STOCK
$329.
102. MARTIN, LXK2, NEW, The Little Martin is presently Martinís smallest standard guitar - very similar to a size 2. The LX-K2 model features koa patterned high-pressure laminate HPL top, back and sides. Itís ideal for travel, student practice or for just playing around the house or campfire. Measurements: 23" scale, 1-11/16" nut. Wonderful thickly padded & plush lined gig bag with backpack straps. (Our #32226) IN STOCK
$329.
103. MARTIN, LXK2, NEW, The Little Martin is presently Martinís smallest standard guitar - very similar to a size 2. The LX-K2 model features koa patterned high-pressure laminate HPL top, back and sides. Itís ideal for travel, student practice or for just playing around the house or campfire. Measurements: 23" scale, 1-11/16" nut. Wonderful thickly padded & plush lined gig bag with backpack straps. (Our #32141) IN STOCK
$329.
104. MARTIN, OM-18 Authentic 1933, NEW, Based on a 1933 OM-18 we loaned C.F. Martin, this guitar is constructed with a genuine mahogany back and sides and a particularly nice wide-grain Adirondack spruce top using an authentic circa 1933 bracing pattern. Featuring period-correct "OM-18" Authentic-style appointments, right down to the Authentic 1933 neck barrel and heel. this guitar is one of the original issue without VTS top and with the original version Authentic gloss varnish Measurements: 25.4" scale, 1-3/4" nut, 2-3/8" string spacing. Geib style case and lifetime warranty included. (Our #30795) IN STOCK
$5,229.
105. MARTIN, OM-21 (New 2018), NEW, Revered for finger-style and superb tonal balance, this orchestra model with scalloped X top bracing delivers a full and even sound for any solo gig or group jam. Sitka spruce top with a custom dark sunburst finish and rosewood back and sides are paired with a sleek low modified oval 14-fret neck for great dynamic control, and tortoise colored binding for a simple classic look. The top X-brace is scalloped and the nut and drop- in saddle are bone. Measurements: 25.4" scale, 1-3/4" nut, 2-1/4" string spacing at the bridge. Martin logo hardshell case and lifetime warranty. (Our #32145) IN STOCK
$2,659.
106. MARTIN, OM-28 Authentic 1931, NEW, Modeled after the 1931 OM-28 owned by Mike Seeger, this orchestra model bears a 25.4" scale and 1-3/4" nut with the 1931 style full profile neck and heel and bridge pin spacing of 2-5/16". The back and sides are of Madagascar rosewood, the Adirondack top is prepared with the new Verified Tone System, the ebony belly bridge has a long saddle of bone. This is an exceptionally fine sounding guitar. Geib style case and lifetime warranty included. (Our #30855) IN STOCK
$6,899.
107. MARTIN, OM-28 Authentic 1931, NEW, Modeled after the 1931 OM-28 owned by Mike Seeger, this orchestra model bears a 25.4" scale and 1-3/4" nut with the 1931 style full profile neck and heel and bridge pin spacing of 2-5/16". The back and sides are of Madagascar rosewood, the Adirondack top is prepared with the new Verified Tone System, the ebony belly bridge has a long saddle of bone. This is an exceptionally fine sounding guitar. Geib style case and lifetime warranty included. (Our #31028) IN STOCK
$6,899.
108. MARTIN, OMC-18E, NEW, The OMC-18E acoustic-electric cutaway model has a solid Sitka spruce top, genuine mahogany back and sides and solid black ebony fingerboard and bridge. A sleek modified low oval neck with a Performing Artist taper, along with the cutaway form, give you greater ease of play up and down the fingerboard. Tortoise color binding and matching pickguard embellish this model. The all-new Fishmanģ Auraģ VT Enhanced electronics make this guitar the complete package for players of all levels. With Aura imaging specifically made for each guitar model, you can plug in and enhance the sound you fell in love with in the first place. Measurements: 25.4" scale, 1-3/4" nut. Hard shell case included. (Our #31149) New Price
$2,525.
New Custom Martins
109. MARTIN, 000-28 Custom Adirondack, NEW, Customized with an Adirondack top, this renewed version of the 000-28 has the comfort of a 000 and the big sound of a 28. It has scalloped X-bracing, along with solid East Indian rosewood back and sides, and an ebony fingerboard and bridge. The 14-fret mahogany neck has a comfortable modified low oval profile and High Performance string taper, along with nickel open gear tuners with butterbean knobs. Measurements: 24.9" scale, 1-3/4" nut. Original Geib style C.F. Martin hard case and warranty included. (Our #32230) $3,125.
110. MARTIN, 0-17 Custom, New, Designed in the likeness of a c.1930 C.F. Martin 0-17 model with solid sipo mahogany top, back and sides with a satin finish. The 12-fret neck has a slotted head stock and modified low oval profile. East Indian rosewood fingerboard with abalone diamonds & squares inlay pattern. Measurements: 24.9" scale, 1-3/4" nut. Geib-style hard case and lifetime warranty included. (Our #31898) $1,750.
111. MARTIN, Custom 000-18 Adirondack, NEW, Customized with an Adirondack top for even bigger & deeper tonal response, this renewed version of the classic 000-18 is refreshed with a 14-fret High Performance style neck (1-3/4" at the nut). The back and sides are Mahogany, with a full gloss finish, and the top has forward shifted scalloped bracing. Also - Delmar tortoise pickguard, G-98 style tuners, compensated bone saddle, with a 24.9" scale and 1-3/4" nut. Original Geib style Martin hardshell case and lifetime warranty included. (Our #32254) $2,600.
112. MARTIN, Custom 00-18 12-fret Deep Body, One of our signature custom models. Why a deep body?... you might ask. During the Golden Years of American guitar building deep bodied 00 guitars were not such an uncommon idea. The examples that survive - like the Nick Lucas guitars, and others by Regal and Weymann - typically sound bigger than they look, with especially rich bass, but are still very manageable. The Martin lexicon also includes a number of deep body guitars such as the 00-16 and the 00-16DBR. The elements we put together for this instrument include an Adirondack top, Guatemalan rosewood back and sides, 12-fret body, ebony fingerboard and pyramid bridge, scalloped Adirondack X-brace, and modified V neck. Try it, youíll love it! Measurements: 25.4" scale, string spacing 2-5/16", 1-13/16" nut. Geib style case and lifetime warranty included. (Our #31899) $3,950.
113. MARTIN, Custom 00-18 12-fret Deep body, NEW, One of our signature custom models. Why a deep body?... you might ask. During the Golden Years of American guitar building deep bodied 00 guitars were not such an uncommon idea. The examples that survive - like the Nick Lucas guitars, and others by Regal and Weymann - typically sound bigger than they look, with especially rich bass, but are still very manageable. The Martin lexicon also includes a number of deep body guitars such as the 00-16 and the 00-16DBR. The elements we put together for this instrument include an Adirondack top, Guatemalan rosewood back and sides, 12-fret body, ebony fingerboard and pyramid bridge, scalloped Adirondack X-brace, and modified V neck. Try it, youíll love it! Measurements: 25.4" scale, string spacing 2-5/16", 1-13/16" nut. Geib style case and lifetime warranty included. (Our #31703) $3,950.
114. MARTIN, Custom 0M-28 Adirondack, New, It is a well known fact that 1930's OMís are among Fredís favorite guitars. The intention with this guitar was to the 1930s elements Fred loves with features we find our customers today find especially useful, along with some pearl, all put together with hide glue for extra crisp resonance and response. This guitar has an Adirondack top with 1/4"scalloped Adirondack braces, aesthetically appointed with a Style 45 rosette, fine herringbone & grained ivoroid binding. The back and sides are of very select Madagascar rosewood that we picked out ourselves. The modified neck profile is a low oval neck with the Performing Artist taper, and the ebony fingerboard has Style 42 abalone snowflake inlays. Measurements: 25.4" scale, 1-3/4" nut, 2-3/16" string spacing at the bridge. (Our #30352) $4,950.
115. MARTIN, Custom 15-style 00-12 Fret, NEW, We spent years puzzling over how to put together a 30's style simple 0 mahogany guitar that could be as comparably inexpensive today to those of the period. To that goal, this guitar combines a 12-fret 0 body with a solid Sitka top and solid Sipo mahogany back and sides, with a natural satin finish. The neck has a somewuat more contemporary feel with a low oval profile, but still a 1-3/4" nut proportional to the slot head. The fingerboard and belly bridge are in matching rosewood. If you prefer a pickguard we are happy to put one on. Measurements: 24.9" scale, 1-3/4" nut. Hard shell case and lifetime warranty included. (Our #31327) $1,675.
116. MARTIN, Custom D-28 Adirondack, NEW, Like the earliest of C.F. Martin dreadnoughts, this is a 12-fret body with a slotted headstock. In the day, it surely would have stood head and shoulders for bass resonance and projection above its predecessors. Much the same could be said about this guitar compared to its contemporaries. This is a full hide glue build with VTS Adirondack top, and back and sides we selected of Guatemalan that really do look this much like Brazilian. Stunning wood and sound, Just like that 1932 D-28 you've been wanting for your birthday! Measurements: 25.4" scale, 1-7/8" nut, 2-5/16" string spacing at the bridge. Geib style hard case and lifetime warranty included. (Our #30827) $5,750.
117. MARTIN, Custom HD-28 Adirondack, NEW, Customized with an Adirondack top for dramatic tonal response, the HD-28 combines classic bold herringbone appointments, East Indian rosewood, ebony fingerboard and bridge. Paired with C.F. Martinís modified low oval neck and high performance string taper, vintage appointments, scalloped, forward-shifted bracing, and a lifetime warranty. Powerful bottom end, rich tone, and strums that will fill the room; music history made new. Measurements: 25.4" scale, 1-3/4" bone nut and bone saddle. Original F.F. Martin Geib style hardshell case and warranty included. (Our #32253) $3,000.
118. MARTIN, Custom M-28, New, The genius behind the design of this guitar came directly from Davev Evans of C.F. Martin. Over the years, M and 0000 bodies have come and gone. They are always stunning performers, and we are delighted that Dave put this idea together. The Sitka top has a scalloped X-brace, and the Indian rosewood back and sides are neatly finished with ivoroid binding. The mahogany neck is a comfortabe low oval profile withtthe Performing Artist string taper. Completing this very sharp guitar is an ebony fingerboard with diamonds and squares inlays, and a 1930's style belly bridge with drop-in saddle. Measurements: 25.4" scale, 1-3/4" nut, 2-18" width at the 12th fret and 2-3/16" spacing at the bridge. Martin hard case and lifetime warranty included. (Our #31872) $2,529.
Antique Martins
119. C. F. MARTIN, c.1834, The early guitars made by C.F. Martin in America reflect the designs and engineering he studied as an apprentice with Johann Georg Stauffer. This guitar has the body proportions of the Austro-German genre of instruments, as well as a mustache bridge, and an ebonized neck with cone heel and clock key adjustment mechanism. The back has a decorative birdseye maple veneer over slab cut maple. Also typical of Austro-German guitars is the straight-braced top. The paper label reads: C.FREDERICK MARTIN, / from Vienna, Pupil of the celebrated STAUFFER / GUITAR & VIOLIN MANUFACTURER / importer of / Musical Instruments / 196 HUDSON STREET / NEW YORK. Measurements: 23.88" scale, nut width 1-3/4", length of back 438mm, oveerall length 911mm. Black Coffin Case included. (Our #31786) INQUIRE
120. C. F. MARTIN, c.1835-37, This is among the earliest guitars made by C.F. Martin in New York. The label of this guitar documents his partnership with Heinrich (Henry) Schatz, another former pupil of Stauffer: MARTIN & SCHATZ / from VIENNA, Pupils of the celebrated STAUFFER / Guitar & Violin Manufacturerss / Importers of / MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS / 196 / HUDSON STREET / NEW YORK. The influence of the master is evident here in the Stauffer style scroll with complex and well decorated machine tuners, mustache style pin bridge, and cone heel with adjustment mechanism. Note the decorative pearl inlays around the soundhole and on the bridge, which are typical of Martin guitars of this period. The bracing of this guitar is comprised of one diagonal brace below the bridge plate, one straight brace below the soundhole, and two straight braces above the soundhole. Measurements: total length 916mm, scale 24.13". Period coffin case included. (Our #31787) INQUIRE
121. C. F. MARTIN, c.1846, A Guitar by Martin known as the ex-Col. Wilkins This transitional model has the X-brace; branded at the back of the head: C.F.MARTIN/ NEW YORK; also branded on the internal Spanish heel: C.F.MARTIN/NEW YORK. The back and sides are Brazilian rosewood with a strip down the center of the ribs, the solid head has ebony pegs, and the spruce top has an ebony pyramid bridge. With a period or original grain-painted wood coffin case. Extensive provenance regarding the past owner, Civil War officer Colonel Wilkins. C.F. Martinís adoption of Spanish guitar design ideas during the 1840s is evident in this guitar, including: * A deep body, broad center bout, & expanded lower bout *Lightweight & strong cedar neck with a solid tapered headstock and Spanish heel-stylistically like a violin * Internal Spanish foot extension of the neck block *Long, narrow, rectangular ebony pyramid pin bridge * Heel cap on the same plane with the back * Brazilian rosewood body with divided sides This guitar was built with an X-brace, a C.F. Martinengineering innovation. The back and sides are Brazilian rosewood with a strip down the center of the ribs, the solid head has ebony pegs, and the spruce top has an ebony pyramid bridge. The nickel-silver nut, an idea first implemented in the 1840s, was a luxury feature. It is branded on the back of head and on the internal Spanish foot: C.F.MARTIN/NEW YORK. Remarkably, family documentation shows that the original owner of this guitar was Colonel John Darragh Wilkins, who served in the Union Army. Measurements: total length 953 mm, length of back 476 mm, scale length 24 ĺ". The original grain-painted coffin case is included. (Our #31789) INQUIRE
122. C. F. MARTIN, 2-1/2-40, c.1859-64, The popular size 2 and 2Ĺ guitars came in many variations. This guitar is similar to a style 34. It is A very fancy period guitar with a rectangular ivory pyramid pin bridge, and engineered with an X-braced top. The small differences that made it a grade 40 include the pearl trim around the top. Clearly, as C.F. Martin standardized models, he recognized that consumersí preferences for decoration and price necessitated offering a variety of options. Branded at the back of head, neck block, & back center brace: C.F. MARTIN/ NEW YORK. Measurements: Total length 924mm, Length of back 455mm, Scale 621 mm or 24 Ĺ". Original Martin black wooden coffin case. (Our #31897) INQUIRE
123. C. F. MARTIN, 2-34, c.1860, By the 1850s, C.F. Martin had fully established the architecture of his guitars. A feast for the eyes, this beautifully preserved 2Ĺ-34 guitar features highly figured rosewood that drapes languidly across the back, a carved ivory bridge, colorful back inlay of wood marquetry, ivory bindings and a pearl rosette ring. The top is X-braced. Even the tuners have eye-catching oval pearl buttons. Branded on the inside center brace and the back of the head: C.F. MARTIN/ NEW YORK. Measurements: Total length 940 mm, Length of back 469 mm, Scale 622 mm or 24-Ĺ". Modern TKL hard case included. (Our #31895) INQUIRE
124. C. F. MARTIN, 2-40, c.1877, C.F. Martin incorporated his business in 1867 with his son and nephew. This guitar, made in the Nazareth workshop has both the early C.F. Martin/New York, and the newer C.F. Martin & Co. New York brands. Having passed through decades of work establishing the family in America, the success of the business, and the patterns and engineering of his guitars, this guitar represents the full evolution of C.F. Martinís distinctive design ideas. This includes the tapered headstock pattern combined with a Spanish heel, X-brace top support, and his own body style. Decorative guitars such as this focus the eye on the high degree of craftsmanship exercised in the Martin workshop, though the same level of work is equally evident in every element of its construction and was the company standard. Branded at back of the head: C.F. MARTIN / NEW YORK. Also branded on the inside center brace and the neck block: C.F. MARTIN & CO. / NEW YORK. Measurements: Total length 937 mm, Length of back 467 mm, Scale length 624 mm or 24-5/8". Original black coffin case. (Our #31791) INQUIRE
125. C. F. MARTIN, Terz, c.1840, The Terz guitar model is designed to be tuned a minor third higher than standard guitar tuning, giving guitarists a tenor voice option for an ensemble. While Terz guitars were part of Austro-German tradition, the body proportions of this guitar show the beginnings of C.F. Martinís new approach to design, utilizing Spanish guitar building ideas. The top is reinforced with three fan braces, a departure from the engineering of Viennese guitars. The back has a traditional birdseye veneer, but it is laid over walnut, a wood that was more easily sourced in America than in Europe. The original shape of the headstock of this guitar was altered to the dome shape you see here. Notice the short ebony pin bridge, lacking now the mustache extensions of earlier Austro-German style bridges. Measurements: Total length 813 mm, Length of back 389 mm, Scale 562 mm. In a period coffin case. (Our #31788) INQUIRE
126. C. F. MARTIN, Terz, c.1845, This Terz guitar was made during the business partnership between C.F. Martin and John Coupa, a teacher who was Martinís agent in New York City. The ivory tied bridge is a feature inherited from Spanish guitars, but disappeared from Martinís repertoire by the 1850s. The heel is stepped back from the plane of the back, a departure from Spanish design. The ivory fingerboard is a seldom seen custom feature. Fancy Terz guitars like this were likely destined for performers, and making such a small body have a generous sound would have been a challenge. This Terz has a double-X bracing pattern that was likely a response to this issue. Measurements: Total length 838 mm, Length of back 410 mm, Scale 559 mm or 22". Modern TKL case included. (Our #31894) INQUIRE
127. MARTIN & COUPA, c.1842-43, This high grade Spanish-style Martin & Coupa guitar shows C.F. Martinís enthusiastic embrace of the Spanish design in the early 1840s. The deep body of this guitar, with very little taper from top to bottom, has divided ribs. The top is braced with five fans, and the strings are tied at the bridge. The holes drilled in the neck were for capo tastro (capo) positions, which gave the performer greater versatility to play in the upper register without playing over the body of the guitar. These holes were a standard feature of earlier 'English guitars' and citterns. Measurements: Total length 927 mm, Length of back 460 mm, Scale 625 mm or 24-5/8". Modern TKL case included. (Our #31896) INQUIRE
Collings
128. COLLINGS, Waterloo WL-12, NEW, The WL-12 is a variation on the flagship WL-14 that brings together the elements of maple back and sides, vintage x-bracing, and 12-fret construction. By joining the neck to the body at the 12th fret, the bridge is positioned closer to the center of the lower bout, producing a rich and open tone with stronger low end response than you would typically expect from a parlor-sized guitar. Maple back/sides make for the perfect tonal compliment to the body design, adding focus, projection, and a pronounced front-end attack that is sure to inspire players of nearly any acoustic genre. The WL-12 features a moderate oval-shaped neck profile with a fully adjustable truss rod, drop-in saddle, and a vintage-style sunburst finish. Measurements: 24-7/8" scale, 1-3/4" nut, lower bout 14-3/4". Hardshell TKL case included. (Our #31960) $2025.
129. COLLINGS, Waterloo WL-12MH, NEW, Thereís nothing quite like the sound of an all mahogany guitar. With its warm yet crisp tone and even note articulation, mahogany has been a go-to tone wood for country, blues and folk guitarists throughout the last century. The WL-12MH Mahogany harkens back to the ďDust BowlĒ era of simple and affordable instruments that reflected the elemental need for music in tough and trying times. Often accompanied by only boot stomps, the instruments that inspired the WL-12 needed to be punchy and full, but compact and easy to travel with. The comfortable and lightweight WL-12 is designed with these qualities to be a musical companion in just about any circumstance, and brings the soulful and unadorned character of 1920s and 30s instruments forward to todayís musicians. Measurements: 24-7/8" scale, 1-3/4" nut width. Hard shell case included. (Our #32011) $2115.
130. COLLINGS, Waterloo WL-14X, NEW, The WL-14 is the flagship model of the Waterloo guitar line and the inspiration that started it all. Keeping true to the design and style of the era. This "X" braced version retains tight focus and balance across the tonal range. Th2 guitar features a sunburst finish and standard neck profile with a sizable, vintage- inspired neck with a prominent "V" shape with a rosewood fingerboard. Measurements: 24-7/8" scale, 1-3/4" nut. Hardshell TKL case included. (Our #32071) $1,890.
131. COLLINGS, WL-14X, NEW, The WL-14 is the flagship model of the Waterloo guitar line and the inspiration that started it all. Keeping true to the design and style of the era. This "X" braced version retains tight focus and balance across the tonal range. Th2 guitar features a jet-black finish with cream colored binding. The truss-rod braced neck has the standard neck profile with a sizable, vintage-inspired neck with a prominent "V" shape with a rosewood fingerboard. Measurements: 24-7/8" scale, 1-3/4" nut. Hardshell TKL case included. (Our #32129) $1,935.
132. COLLINGS, WL-JK, NEW, Full-bodied in both tone and stature, the aptly nicknamed "Jumbo KingĒ is the largest size offering in the Waterloo line and a modern day tribute to jumbo-sized guitars of the early 1940s. Originally manufactured by Regal for the mail-order enterprise Montgomery Ward, this slope-shoulder body size was designed to provide performers of the era with enough volume and power for professional radio work. The WL-JK accomplishes this and more by employing a full five-inch body depth and a slightly narrow waist to enhance both the bass and treble response. Built of Sitka spruce and mahogany, the guitar features vintage inspired X-bracing, a prominent v-shaped neck, and fully adjustable truss rod. Measurements: 25-1/2" scale, 1-3/4" nut, 5" deep body. Hard case included. (Our #32060) $2,115.
133. COLLINGS, WL-K, NEW, Weighing in at under three pounds, the featherweight WL-K is built with maximum responsiveness in mind. Inspired by the elusive instruments manufactured under the sub-brand Kel Kroydon around 1930, which were touted at the time to offer the utmost in vibratory response and the finest tone available, the WL-K is delicately built using lightweight materials and supported by thinly carved braces. When paired with a minimal lacquer finish, the resulting tone is dry and transparent with just the right level of complexity in the overtones, capable of capturing the expressiveness of the player down to the finest nuance. With a 24 7/8" scale length and moderately sized, oval shaped neck, the WL-K is a fingerstyle player's delight, but this is by no means the extent of the guitarís versatility. Exceptional clarity and note separation make it well-suited to a variety of other playing styles and a logical choice for singer-songwriters and purveyors of traditional roots music. A carbon fiber T-bar running through the neck provides stability and efficient transfers of energy back into the body, producing a resonance you can feel. The WL-K features a carefully selected spruce top, mahogany back and sides with a light shade top finish, vintage-style cutthrough saddle, and no pickguard. Hardshell TKL case included. (Our #32059) $2,160.
134. GUILD, D-40 Traditional, NEW, The American-made D-40 Traditional embodies the features that have made the D-40 one of Guildís most beloved and revered models. Using a high-grade solid Sitka spruce top and solid African mahogany back and sides, Guild adds scalloped Adirondack braces for power, nuance and responsiveness. The D-40 Traditionalís three piece mahogany and walnut neck is topped with an Indian rosewood fingerboard and is joined to the body with an authentic dovetail joint. This classic dreadnought is handsomely appointed with a tortoiseshell pickguard, rosette, and binding. A lustrous nitrocellulose lacquer provides an elegant finish to this masterpiece, optimizing the beauty and resonant qualities of its premium woods. The scale length is 25-5/8" and nut width is 1-11/16". Each D-40 Traditional includes a hand-signed, numbered certificate of authenticity, and ships with a Guild humidified hardshell case. Proudly made in the USA. (Our #31928) 2499.00
135. GUILD, F-150, NEW, Rounded Jumbo body, natural finish, solid Sitka spruce top, solid Indian rosewood back and sides, mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard, 25.5" scale, 1-3/4" nut, rigid polyfoam gig case (Our #31588) HOLD
136. GUILD, M-20E, NEW, Guildís iconic M-20 was the first guitar off the production line in 1967, when the company had grown so much that they relocated to a new factory in Westerly, RI. Nearly 50 years later, history has repeated itself in a brand new, state-of-the-art facility in California. The M-20 is a concert size acoustic guitar built with solid mahogany top, back, and sides, informally nicknamed "the Nick Drake guitar" for its inclusion on the album art for Drakeís album, Bryter Layter. It features a rosewood bridge and fingerboard, bone nut and saddle, and an extremely light satin finish that allows this guitar to truly sing. The M-20ís modest appointments include a vintage style rosette and Guildís peak logo inlaid in mother-of-pearl on the headstock. Each M-20 comes with a hand-signed, numbered certificate of authenticity, and ships with a hardshell case. Nut width is 1-3/4" and scale is 24-3/4" (Our #31679) $1300.
137. GUILD, M240E Troubadour, NEW, The M-240E Troubadour features a solid Sitka spruce top over an arched mahogany back, a classic wood combination that produces a well-balanced voice with plenty of overtones. Other features include an Indian rosewood fingerboard and bridge, bone nut and saddle, tortoiseshell pickguard, nickel plated open gear tuners, and a thin, resonate satin polyurethane finish with a vintage sunburst top. Completing the Troubadourís vintage vibe is the DeArmond ToneBoss, a user-friendly humbucking magnetic soundhole pickup with built-in volume control that is compatible with any amplifier. A deluxe padded Guild gig bag is included. (Our #31806) $450.
138. GUILD, M-40 Troubadour, NEW, Each M-40 comes with a hand-signed, numbered certificate of authenticity, and ships with a humidified hardshell case. Made in California, and formerly known as the F-20, now back under a new name and designed with some of the modern techniques pioneered by master luthier, Ren Ferguson. This small- bodied American-made sweetheart still radiates the same, charming vintage character. The M-40 Troubadourís solid Sitka spruce top is paired with solid African mahogany back and sides. It has a well-rounded tone that is perfect for fingerstyle playing and light strumming. The concert- size body is comfortable and lightweight and features a rosewood bridge and fingerboard, and a bone nut and saddle. The scale length is 24-3/4" and the nut width is 1-3/4". Satin varnish gives this guitar its familiar, broken-in look and feel, while also allowing it to breathe. (Our #31927) 1699.00
Gibson Style U Harp Guitar
139. EASTMAN, AR371CE-SB, NEW, This 16" arch top body with Florentine cutaway is with maple laminate top, back & sides. The finish is a carefully toned vintage sunburst. The top is outfitted with a single humbucking pickup. The rosewood fingerboard has a 12" radius and is inlaid with pearl split parallelograms. Measurements: 1- 3/4" nut, 24-3/4" scale. Hard case included. (Our #31623) $899.
140. EASTMAN, AR580CE-HB, NEW, This 16" arch top body with Venetian cutaway is made with a carved solid spruce top finished in a gloss Honey Burst. The back and sides are of nicely figured maple laminate back and sides. The ebony fingerboard in inlaid with pearl split parellellograms. It also has an ebony tailpiece, ebony pickguard, and a Kent Armstrong HPAG-1N neck pickup with Volume and Tone controls. Measurements: 1-11/16" nut & 25" scale. Hard case included. (Our #31624) $1,100.
141. EASTMAN, AR610, NEW, This 17" acoustic arch top guitar with a Venetian cutaway is made with a solid carved spruce top, and solid mahogany back and sides, with a natural gloss finish. The fingerboard, tailpiece and pickguard re of rosewood. Measurements: 1-3/4" nut, 25" scale, 12" fingerboard radius. Hard case included. (Our #31621) $1559.
142. JOHN D'ANGELICO, New Yorker, 1951, D'Angelicoís ledger records includes this rounded cutaway guitar, number 1877, and it is dated 10/16/51. The 18" wide two-piece back is of handsomely figured slab-cut maple. The single-piece flamed maple neck has an ebony fingerboard with white binding and large diagonally split pearl block inlays with unique outlining and a custom "Pat Donny" inlay at the 14th fret; the Grover Imperial covered tuners are fitted with stepepd Art Deco buttons. The highly decorative stepped Deco tailpiece is engraved DíAngelico & NEW YORK. The flared headstock is inlaid DíAngelico and New York, framed in with a pearl triangle inlay, and New Yorker set in a Deco pearl scape. The has and adjustable floating bridge with large pearl block inlays. A few condition notes: repaired & perfectly retouched headstock crack, a repaired crack just right of the top center seam, and one small repaired top crack to the right of the tailpiece, and the pickguard is a very good reproduction in the correct size and shape; Masurements: 24.9" scale, 18" lower bout, 1-5/8" nut. Later hard case included. (Our #30145) $25,000.
Solid Body Electrics
143. FENDER, Stratocaster, 1979, One day, as the ash borer continues its sweep across the country, the solid ash body guitar will be come a thing of the past. Donít wait until then to enjoy this most classic of Fender electric guitars. The guitar has a three-tone sunburst finish, maple fingerboard board with black dot fret inlays. It is in completely original and near mint condition. It has the appearance of a practically unplayed guitar. The original hard case with dark red lining, with an original strap, are included. (Our #30010) $2,150.
Lap Steel
144. GIBSON, BR-9, c.1950, A great example of 1950s stremline design. The triple-bout body is cream colored with a brown fingerboard and brown arm guard over the pickup and bridge. The pickup poles are individually adjustable. The top has two cream colored control knobs, and the guitar has the original 1/4" pickup jack. Just a few dings & nicks. In overall very good condition. (Our #31350) $500.
145. NATIONAL, Electric Hawaiian, c.1939, Slick Deco design in this black & white stairstep body with a stairstep head. In later years, this became known as the New Yorker model. The top has a 3-way switch below the pick-up. With the original cream tolex case and matching suitcase-size amp. The amp has one torn handle, but otherwise both the guitar and the amp are in superb original condition. In fact, the original red volume control tag is still on the knob. (Our #28853) $1,450.
146. RICKENBACHER, Electro No.59, c.1939, A monochrome rendering in shaded grey finish with a figure-8 shaped 6-string body. The horseshoe magnet pickup is 1-1/2" wide, with two control knobs and a 1/4" pickup jack. Original soft case (with one broken one hinge) is included. (Our #30743) $650.
Resonator Instruments
147. DOBRO, 33-S, 1978, An Omi made Dobro guitar with a 14-fret chrome-plated bell-brass body with etched sailboat and seagulls. The body is also nicely engraved "Steven Hinnant" above the cover-plate. We donít know who Steve Hinnant is. Rounded maple neck with a solid headstock and enclosed Grover tuners and rosewood fingerboard. In excellent condition with a tweed hard case. (Our #31114) $1,600.
148. NATIONAL, Triolian, 1930, Single cone steel body with copper-brown color sunburst finish. Original 12-fret rounded neck has been recently reset, with newly dressed frets, and it plays wonderfully. The body has wear to the finish at the edges and the finish is inherently somewhat flaky. Came with a broken tailpiece which weíve replaced with a nicely antiqued reproduction. Measurements: 1-7/8", scale 24.9". Hard case included. (Our #29428) $2,900.
149. NATIONAL RESO-PHONIC, Antique Brass Delphi, 2008 New, Single cone steel body with very cool vintage-looking brass finish. 12-fret maple neck with rosewood fingerboard bound in ivoroid. Hard case included. (Our #27691) $2,550.
Classical & Flamenco
150. GUILLERMO DEL PILAR, 1956, The back and sides are made of nicely figured Brazilian rosewood and the top is German spruce. It has a three-piece mahogany neck with an ebony fingerboard, and is signed by the maker on the inside top. It shows some wear but is in overall very good condition. Measurements: lower bout: 14-1/4", length of back: 19-1/8", string length: 630mm. Case not included. (Our #31291) $3,500.
151. HERMANN HAUSER, SR., 1910, This rare and very early Hermann Hauser Sr. Guitar has a back and sides that are made of figured maple. The label inside reads: Herm. Hauser/ Lautenmacher/ in Munchen/ Bayerstr. 33./ A.D. 1910. It has an ebonized neck with clock-key adjustment, a string-through bridge and ebonized tailpiece attached with gut over a saddle, and a slotted head with an oval cutout. The lower bout measures 14 1/2". This guitar would require some restoration and comes with a later hard case. (Our #22929) $6,500.
152. JOSE RAMIREZ, 1911, This straight-braced guitar has a one-piece back made of stained pear wood, ribs made of similar wood, a rosewood fingerboard, and a mahogany neck. It has later pearloid tap-plates, a slot head with later tuners, and a spruce top with three unrestored cracks and some warping. The back has some cracks and has been poorly re-glued to the sides, which are intact. The rosette has wood loss which has been filled with mastic. It is labeled: CONSTRUCCION/DE/GUITARRAS Y BANDURRIAS/JOSE RAMIREZ/COMCEPCION JERONIMA No2/ano 1911/MADRID. It is a historically interesting guitar which is in poor but restorable condition. Measurements: scale length: 25 1/4", length of back: 483mm, lower bout: 388mm, upper bout: 290mm. Case not included. (Our #22583) $2,000.
153. JOSE RAMIREZ, 1-A Classical, 1987, The back and sides are made of very choice Brazilian rosewood and the top is cedar. This guitar has a three-piece cedar neck with a slotted head, engraved & gold-plated tuners, an ebony fingerboard, and a Brazilian rosewood bridge. The internal maker identification number corresponds to luthier Manuel Alonzo Gimenez. The action is just slightly high at the twelfth fret (5mm). This guitar is overall in near mint condition. Measurements: scale length: 665mm, lower bout: 371mm. Comes in the original hard case. (Our #31112) $4,500.
154. JOSE RAMIREZ, 1-A Flamenco, 1991, The back and sides are made of solid cypress and the top is solid spruce with clear tap-plates. This guitar has a three-piece neck with a slotted head, engraved & gold-plated tuners, and an ebony fingerboard. The label reads: Jose Ramirez/ CONCEPTION Jeronima No.2/ 1882 MADRID 1991/ No.H-8393/ Clase 1a. The scale length is 655mm. It is in near mint condition and comes in a later hard case. (Our #31113) $3,500.
155. RAMIREZ, JOSE, Flamenco, 1921, This historically interesting guitar has a three-piece cypress back with two open cracks, and a spruce top with later tap-plates with various cracks. It has nine-fan bracing and is labeled: CONSTRUCCION DE GUITARRAS Y BANDURRIAS/ JOSE RAMIREZ/ CONCEPTION JERONIMA No.2/ MADRID ANO 1921. It is in poor but restorable condition. Measurements: scale length: 650mm, length of back: 482mm, lower bout: 375mm. Case not included. (Our #G9909) $4,500.
Tenor Guitar
156. GIBSON, TG-00 Tenor, 1932, L-00 body style & size with spruce top, mahogany back and sides. Black finish with white top binding. There is a repaired 4" top crack, some pickwear & scratches, but otherwise overall very good condition. Measurements: 22-3/4" scale, 1-1/18" nut. Contemporary, though not brand new, molded hard case included (Our #27576) $1,700.
157. GIBSON, TG-00 Tenor, 1933, L-00 style body entirely finished in black with white top binding & white pickguard, spruce top, mahogany back and sides, elevated fingerboard with 1-1/8" nut, 14 frets to body 19 total, 22-3/4" scale, offset Grover Pat. geared tuners, excellent condition, later hard case (Our #25530) $1,850.
158. MARTIN, 0-17T, 1947, This is a a standard style 17 0-size tenor guitar with mahogany top, back & sides, and a rosewood fingerboard & bridge. The nut is ebony and the fingerboard has 14 frets to the body and 20 frets total, with small celluloid fret marker dots. The tuners are wartime individual Klusons with cream colored buttons. There are no cracks, very minor playing wear, and it is in completely original and overall excellent condition. Measurements: 13-1/2" lower bout, 23"scale, 1-1/4" nut. Hard case included. (Our #32131) $2,250.
159. MARTIN, 0-18T Tenor, 1930, These early '30s Martin 0-18T tenors are super sounding guitars with much more sound than the size suggests! This is a 14-fret body with an Adirondack spruce top, mahogany back and sides, rosewood top binding, and ebony fingerboard and bridge. The bar frets are in decent condition, and the neck angle is good. OM style pickguard, and Grover Patent banjo tuners. There is one repaired top crack from the bridge to the binding, minor repaired back cracks and three small repaired side cracks. Otherwise just various dings & scratches. Completely original and overall in very good condition. Measurements: 23" scale, 1-3/16" nut. Hard case included. (Our #29169) $2,750.
Antique Guitars
160. AGUSTIN CARO, 1826, This guitar by Agustin Caro exhibits the elongated tapered headstock typical of period Spanish makers, and very similar to that used by Martin by the 1840s. Additionally, the body is more elongated and deeper than those of contemporary Austro-German makers. While the cedar neck is made of two pieces, the sculpted heel design is a departure from the cone model. This heel style has become what we now call the 'Spanish' heel. The guitar is engineered with 3 fan braces, as well. In a wood coffin case. (Our #31794) $8,000.
161. FRENCH, c.1810, This fine early 19th century French guitar has an unfinished spruce top and a figured maple back and sides. It has an ebony veneered neck, an ebony fingerboard, ebony bridge, and a peghead for six pegs. The string length measures 644mm. Case not included. (Our #26584) $3,200.
162. FRENCH, c.1810, This recently restored guitar has a two-piece maple back of broad curl with a thin ebony center strip, maple sides, and a spruce top with an ebony & ivory border and wood bindings. The ebony fingerboard has twelve bone frets to the body and five over the body; there are wooden pegs, and ebony veneer over the roundneck and the front and back of the peghead. This has been recently restored to playable condition by John Pringle. Measurements: Scale 626mm or 24-5/8", back length 17-3/16", nut width 1-3/4". Case not included. (Our #29665) $3,500.
163. JOHANN GEORG STAUFFER, c.1831, A Guitar by Johann Georg Stauffer, Vienna c.1831; labeled: N. 2350/ NACH DEM MODELL DES LUIGI LEGNANI/ (double headed eagle)/ von Joh. Georg Stauffer / Anno 1831 IN WIEN No 48C Ref: Profile 2, coffin case. (Our #31792) INQUIRE
164. JOHANN GEORG STAUFFER, STYLE OF, c.1830-40, The worksmanship of this guitar greatly resembles that of the early C.F. Martin workshop in New York city. The back is constructed of rosewood veneer over spruce, with rosewood sides and a two-piece spruce top. The ebonized neck has no headstock overlay, a cone heel, and a Vienna-style headstock with a floral engraved back cover plate over the tuning gears. It also has an ebony fingerboard with bar frets with twelve frets to the body and twenty overall, with a tapered fingerboard extension. Measurements: scale length: 25-1/4", lower bout: 11-5/8", center bout: 6-13/16", upper bout: 9-7/16", length of back: 17-13/16". Comes in the period (likely original) black wooden coffin case. (Our #27534) $5,500.
165. LOUIS NICHOLAS VISSENAIRE, c.1820, This interesting early French double-cutaway romantic-period guitar has a spruce top, birds-eye maple back and sides, and birds-eye maple veneered neck. The peghead has six ebony pegs, and the bridge and fingerboard are ebony with brass frets. The scale length is 645 mm. The back has veneer cracks, and two buckled cracks at the bottom with old spline repairs. The top has two old spline repairs; this instrument requires restoration. Case not included. (Our #26583) $2,000.
166. LOUIS PANORMO, 1826, Bearing the label: Panormo Fecit/ Anno.1826 London/ 20 High Street Bloomsbury. This guitar has highly figured maple back & sides in natural finish with wood bindings. The black-laquered three-piece neck has a typical Panormo slotted headstock with Rance tuners, and a rosewood or cocuswood fingerboard with twelve frets to the body (eighteen total), with the original turned ivory tassel buttons and strap pin. There are two very old screws through the bridge (which is lifting slightly), and some seam separations to the lower back. It is otherwise original & in very good condition, though requiring some restoration to be playable. Measurements: length of back: 17-1/2" (445mm), lower bout: 11-1/4" (286mm), middle bout: 6-1/2" (165mm), upper bout: 8-3/8" (212mm), scale: 24.9" (634mm). Comes in the original black wooden coffin case with some damage to the lower part of the lid. (Our #28573) $5,000.
167. LOUIS PANORMO, 1827, A Guitar by Louis Panormo in the Spanish style; labeled: 893/ Panormo Fecit / Anno 1827 London. / 26 High Street Bloomsbury. The top is spruce with straight braces above and below the soundhole, and seven very thin fan braces in the lower bout, without a bridge plate and with an ebony pin bridge. The back is solid Brazilian rosewood. The mahogany neck has a short volute for the slotted maple head, and the fingerboard is slightly radiused with 12 frets to the body and 18 overall. In good condition overall with a few glued top cracks and a group of long glued back cracks. No case included. (Our #31793) $5,500.
168. LOUIS PANORMO, 1827, This guitar has a Brazilian rosewood back and sides, a slotted head in the Panormo style with stamped & engraved tuners by G. Rance with oval buttons, and is labeled: 983/ Panormo Fecit/ Anno 1827 London/ 26. High Street Bloomsbury. It appears to be completely original with the exception of later turned ivory strap buttons and is in basically playable condition though there are a few open cracks, most having been decently repaired. Fits in a TKL "parlour" case. (Our #28166) $6,500.
169. LOUIS PANORMO, c.1832, Louis Panormo was one of five sons of Vincenzo Trusiano Panormo, an Italian violin maker from Palermo who emigrated to Naples then to Paris, and London. The Panormo family were primarily makers of violin family instruments and guitars, as well as retailers of instruments made by others. This attractive guitar by Louis Panormo, a precursor of C.F. Martin, shows the makerís adaptaion of Spanish design features, celebrated in his label: LOUIS PANORMO/ The only Maker of/ Guitars in the Spanish Style / ... 46 High Street Bloomsbury/ LONDON/ Guitars of Every Description from 2 to 15 Guineas. The top bracing borrows the Spanish idea of 7 very thin fan braces terminating at the brace below the soundhole. The design of the neck, with a headstock joint that has a long volute and Spanish heel. The back is of solid rosewood and the top is solid spruce. The neck is mahogany and head may be maple. The rosewood fingerboard has a slight radius and runs fully to the soundhole, with 12 frets to the body and 18 overall. Panormo was one of the first makers to utilize machine gears incorporated into a slotted headstock design. The elegant tuners are by Baker with axe-head pearl buttons. Measurements: total length 940mm, nut width 1-7/8", scale length 24-3/4", length of the body 451mm. (Our #31785) $5,500.
170. LOUIS VIOHL, 1891, This guitar labeled: L.VIOHL/MANUFACTURER/FLUSHING, L.I./1891 has an arched mahogany back and sides and an unbound spruce top with inlaid mahogany rosette rings. There are twelve brass frets to the body and eighteen total. It has a rosewood fingerboard, a pyramid bridge, and a brass saddle. The neck is mahogany and there are three-in-line open tuners on brass plates stamped with leaves and with bone tuner knobs on the slotted head. Measurements: 13-1/2" body. The top left lower bout crack is in need of repair. Requires restoration. Case not included. (Our #24225) $1,100.
171. MARCHAL, c.1770s, This is a good example of an French five course baroque guitar stamped "Marchal". It has a solid flamed maple back and sides, a spruce top with several repaired cracks and an open 9" top crack, an ebony fingerboard, and a laminated ebony neck and peghead for ten non-original ebony pegs. The ebony bridge has floral decoration to both sides. Measurements: total length: 97.8 cm, scale length: 65.2 cm, body length: 46.7 cm, upper bout: 22.3 cm, middle bought: 18.2 cm, lower bout: 29.2 cm, lowest rim: 8.3 cm, highest rim: 8.9 cm, nut: 4.5 cm. Case not included. (Our #27459) $6,000.
172. MARKNEUKIRCHEN SCHOOL, c.1830s, This unlabeled guitar exhibits the slotted dome-shaped head that Austro-German makers had begun to utilize in conjunction with geared tuners. The top is spruce, and the back is solid slab cut maple. The non-adjustable neck, as opposed to one with a clock-key mechanism was a less expensive option for guitar consumers. The ebonized maple bneck has a squared neck joint and cone heel, with an ebonized fingerboard that extends over the body, with twelve brass bar-frets to the body and 19 overall. The top is supported with one straight brace below the soundhole, one straight brace above the bridge area, no bridge plate, and two straight braces above the soundhole, and an ebonized mustache pin bridge. Measurements: total length 908mm, length of back 450mm, lower bout 290mm, upper bout 233mm, scale 632mm or 24-7/8", nut width 1-13/16" or 46mm. No case included. (Our #31795) $2,200.
173. PANORMO SCHOOL, c.1830, This guitar has a two-piece maple back of narrow horizontal curl, ribs of similar curl, marquetry eleven- petaled inlay at the bottom, and applied bridge vinery. It has ebony binding and a single line inlay around the body. The neck & head are very much in the Panormo style with an ebony fingerboard (four frets are missing), and the brass three-in-line tuners have stamped decoration and are marked RANCE. Some restoration would be required to make this playable (top cracks & bridge pulling off) Measurements: scale length: 25-1/4", length of back: 458mm, lower bout: 299mm, middle bout:182mm, upper bout: 219mm. Comes with a pink wooly lined wooden coffin case with the dealers label (J. C. MENCKE/ Brighton). (Our #24222) $3,500.
Sold As-Is
174. GIBSON, B25-12, 1963, This completely original Gibson guitar has a sunburst finish and a huge but correct rosewood bridge. It is in need of a neck reset and there is a small crack on top that extends from the treble side of the fingerboard to the soundhole; it is otherwise in excellent condition and comes in the period soft case. (Our #31250) $600.
175. GIBSON, B45-12, 1969, This square-shouldered dreadnought has a mahogany body and a natural finish. It originally included a tailpiece (now gone) and has a rather odd later bridge. Although it is probably in need of a neck reset, it is otherwise in excellent condition and comes in a period soft case. (Our #31249) $600.
176. OAHU, Style 65M, c.1935, This guitar seems to be the same as the later 66K "concert size". It has a 15-1/2" wide mahogany body, a square neck, an ebonized fingerboard, and black & white checkered binding on the top, back, and soundhole. There is a gold Oahu decal on the headstock and the brand on the inside back reads: OAHU PUBLISHING CO./INC./2108 PAYNE AVE./CLEVELAND OHIO. Condition issues include the binding separating on the left lower back, the bridge needs regluing and a setup, and a few minor cracks. Measurements: length of back: 19-3/8", scale length: 25-1/2", upper bout: 11-1/8", mid bout: 9-1/2", lower bout: 14-1/2", nut: 1-3/4", strings at bridge: 2-1/8". It is in overall very good condition and comes in a soft case. (Our #22295) $475.
177. OAHU BY KAY, 71K Jumbo, c.1935, This Hawaiian square neck guitar has a 15'5/8" jumbo maple-ply body and a spruce top with an elaborate gold foliate decal with a shaded sunburst finish to the top, back & sides. It is straight-braced and has white bindings on the top, back, and neck. There are 12 frets to the body and 19 total and it also has a rosewood pyramid bridge and Grover tuners with butterbean buttons on ďcloudyĒ base-plates. The neck is pulling up a bit and the bridge is in need of re-gluing - we didnít bother re- gluing the neck because this guitar would be perfect for a conversion to a roundneck in the future. Measurements: 4" to 3-1/2" body depth, 25-3/4" scale length, 1-3/4" nut width. Completely original and in excellent condition; comes with the original hard case. (Our #31688) $850.