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Vintage in the EuroNews

By Frederick W. Oster Fine Violins & Vintage Instruments / May 31, 2019 / 0 Comments
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Fred: FDU Alumni Magazine

By pwsadmin / February 27, 2019 / 0 Comments
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Incredibly Rare & Antique Martin Guitars Now for Sale!

By Frederick W. Oster Fine Violins & Vintage Instruments / September 25, 2018 / 0 Comments

Over the course of a mere fifteen years preceding the outbreak of the Civil War, C. F. Martin Sr., America’s first major guitar maker and the founder of C. F. Martin & Co., transformed the European guitar into a new instrument. The guitar he invented during this remarkably short period of time had all of…

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An Interview with Fred Oster: Vintage Martins & the Authentic Series

By pwsadmin / April 12, 2018 / 0 Comments

I am a big fan of the Martin Authentic guitar series.  They show a real understanding and appreciation for the most classic Martin models, from the inside out. Constructing these guitars using traditional approaches like hide glue, identifying and reproducing the detailed engineering of the instruments, and using torrefied wood to bring us as close…

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“What an amazing building! What’s its history?”

By pwsadmin / April 12, 2018 / 0 Comments

As many of you who have visited us know, Vintage Instruments occupies a very unique building in Center City, Philadelphia. As a result, we are often asked about the history of the house and its former tenants. We’ve compiled the history of the building as we know it for all who are interested in learning…

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The Shop Scoop

By pwsadmin / April 12, 2018 / 0 Comments

January 2017’s issue of MMR (Musical Merchandise Review) Magazine featured an excellent article on the history and mission of our shop. We’ve shared Eliahu Sussman’s full interview with Fred for those curious to know more about who we are, what we do, and why we love it.

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