ALUMPSTER'S GUITARS
ARTHUR H LUMPKIN
803-731-0515
Online Only
3:41 AM
24/7 by e-mail: akmgj@bellsouth.net. I'm old; I don't sleep much.

Payments by Paypal, cashier’s checks, money orders, or personal checks are acceptable, but all payments must clear my bank before the guitar will be shipped. I will CONSIDER reasonable offers, even including installment payments and trade-ins, but generally since I already attempt to price my guitars very competitively, unusual deals must be unusually sweet.

From henceforth [that's how retired English teachers talk], insurance and shipping to the lower 48 states is $55 due to constantly rising shipping costs unless a specific listing says otherwise; shipping costs elsewhere will be negotiated as necessary. I have sold guitars to Russia, Japan, Australia, and over 50 other countries, as well as almost every state in the USA. Since some of my guitars travel thousands of miles, I take care to use lots of packing materials, protect the neck inside the case, and of course de-tune the strings.

I make every effort to describe and illustrate each guitar and case with scrupulous accuracy. However, many of my instruments are well-played vintage items which are many years old, and I am not a luthier. One should assume that any guitar will require some set-up to satisfy your personal requirements, and that not every flaw or ding will be seen/recognized/described in the listing. Thus the return of an instrument will not be accepted unless it can be shown that it was egregiously misrepresented in this listing. Please read the listing carefully, check out the pictures, and ask any questions you might have before offering to buy.

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1982 Guild D-35

$995
This veteran Guild D-35 dreadnought guitar was made in the fabled Westerly, Rhode Island, plant in 1982, judging from its serial number (DB103682) and the Guild website. It was a substantial solid wood upgrade from the more common laminated D-25 until it was discontinued in 1987. As such, this particular guitar has been dominating lesser instruments for 37 years, and the resonance of its aged...
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1967 Gibson C-1D

$695
According to The Blue Book of Acoustic Guitars, the Gibson C-1D Laredo classical guitar was manufactured from 1963 to 1971. Gruhn’s Guide and Vintage Guitar Price Guide basically agree, although there is some disagreement as to specific features. Like most classical guitars, it’s smaller than the dreadnought or jumbo series, measuring 39” in overall length, 19” in body length, 11” at the upper...
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1990 Taylor 710

$1,995
This wonderful dreadnought guitar was born in 1990 in El Cajon, CA, according to its serial number (11188) and the Taylor website. It was a substantial upgrade from the Taylor lower series dreadnoughts, but its superiority is in the quality of its woods and design rather than any fancy abalone inlays. This particular guitar has been dominating lesser instruments for 30 years, and the resonance of...
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2014 Taylor 810e Custom Shop

$4,195
According to The Blue Book of Acoustic Guitars, “The Taylor 800 series are referred to as ‘the descendants of Bob Taylor’s original design’” and are a substantial upgrade from even the revered 700 series dreadnoughts. The last MSRP of the East Indian Rosewood 810 dreadnought was about $3400; its superiority to the much more common 310 ($1400), 410 ($1700), 510 ($2600), and 710 ($2800) is in the...
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~1965 Gibson J-50 Adj.

$2,895
I have been encouraged to list my entire current inventory of guitars, even though it is constantly changing and I have not yet taken pictures or written full descriptions of many of them. As you can see, I generally sell only Martin, Gibson, Guild, Taylor, Larrivee, and Alvarez-Yairi guitars because most of these models are made so well that they tend to increase in value and in the complexity...
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~1972 Martin D-35

$1,995
I have been encouraged to list my entire current inventory of guitars, even though it is constantly changing and I have not yet taken pictures or written full descriptions of many of them. As you can see, I generally sell only Martin, Gibson, Guild, Taylor, Larrivee, and Alvarez-Yairi guitars because most of these models are made so well that they tend to increase in value and in the complexity...
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~1996 Guild D-25C

$695
I have been encouraged to list my entire current inventory of guitars, even though it is constantly changing and I have not yet taken pictures or written full descriptions of many of them. As you can see, I generally sell only Martin, Gibson, Guild, Taylor, Larrivee, and Alvarez-Yairi guitars because most of these models are made so well that they tend to increase in value and in the complexity...
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1989 Alvarez-Yairi DY-97

$1,495
When Kazuo Yairi began designing and hand-crafting his steel-string guitars in the 1960’s, he was deliberately competing with Martin, Gibson, and Guild for the higher end guitar market in the U.S. This DY-97 “Herringbone” model is an example of the superb quality and sound which Yairi was able to produce using the highest grade materials, the best Japanese craftsmen, and his own modifications of...
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2003 Martin 000-18

$2,295
The Martin D-18 is the Holy Grail for many acoustic guitar players, preferring its mahogany sound to the famous Martin D-28’s rosewood. However, the dreadnought size and shape can be a challenge physically, and a player doesn’t always need the hard-driving sound for which the D-18 is justly famous. The 000-18 is not a full-sized dreadnought, with a 15.125” lower bout and a 24.9” scale, and is...
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2002 D'Angelico Vestax NYL6

$2,495
John D’Angelico hand-built guitars in his New York shop for some 40 years until his death in 1964. His superb craftsmanship and fine sense of aesthetics raised his instruments to a level not obtainable in factory-made guitars. His lifetime production was around 1150 guitars and his premier model was the New Yorker, of which he made about 300 examples. Late in his life, he concentrated primarily...
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1952 Martin 0-17T

$2,195
The C. F. Martin Company created a number of Concert (0 Series), parlor, and smaller guitars, starting in the 1890’s and continuing until the 1990s. According to The Blue Book of Acoustic Guitars, the O-17T specifically was made from 1932 to 1960 (George Gruhn’s Guide to Vintage Guitars agrees, so it must be so). This post-World War II version of the 0-17T has a solid mahogany top, while the...
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~1998 Guild GF-55NT

$2,795
I have been encouraged to list my entire current inventory of guitars, even though it is constantly changing and I have not yet taken pictures or written full descriptions of many of them. As you can see, I generally sell only Martin, Gibson, Guild, Taylor, Larrivee, and Alvarez-Yairi guitars because most of these models are made so well that they tend to increase in value and in the complexity...
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~1993 Guild D-60

$2,795
I have been encouraged to list my entire current inventory of guitars, even though it is constantly changing and I have not yet taken pictures or written full descriptions of many of them. As you can see, I generally sell only Martin, Gibson, Guild, Taylor, Larrivee, and Alvarez-Yairi guitars because most of these models are made so well that they tend to increase in value and in the complexity...
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~1972 Gibson J-45

$1,795
I have been encouraged to list my entire current inventory of guitars, even though it is constantly changing and I have not yet taken pictures or written full descriptions of many of them. As you can see, I generally sell only Martin, Gibson, Guild, Taylor, Larrivee, and Alvarez-Yairi guitars because most of these models are made so well that they tend to increase in value and in the complexity...
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~1968 Epiphone/Gibson FT-112

$895
I have been encouraged to list my entire current inventory of guitars, even though it is constantly changing and I have not yet taken pictures or written full descriptions of many of them. As you can see, I generally sell only Martin, Gibson, Guild, Taylor, Larrivee, and Alvarez-Yairi guitars because most of these models are made so well that they tend to increase in value and in the complexity...
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~2015 Collins CL-15

$2,795
I have been encouraged to list my entire current inventory of guitars, even though it is constantly changing and I have not yet taken pictures or written full descriptions of many of them. As you can see, I generally sell only Martin, Gibson, Guild, Taylor, Larrivee, and Alvarez-Yairi guitars because most of these models are made so well that they tend to increase in value and in the complexity...
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1961 Gibson J-45 Adj.

$2,995
The Gibson J-45 is—despite Martin’s claim—America’s guitar, the signature instrument of the serious player in jams, gigs, hoedowns, hootenannies, parties, and front porches since the 1940’s. The original J-45 has a slope-shouldered jumbo body (until 1969) with a solid spruce top and mahogany back, sides, and neck. Since World War II it has a 14/20-fret rosewood finger board with pearl dot inlay...
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1986 Epiphone/Gibson Nouveau NV6R

$995
I have been encouraged to list my entire current inventory of guitars, even though it is constantly changing and I have not yet taken pictures or written full descriptions of many of them. As you can see, I generally sell only Martin, Gibson, Guild, Taylor, Larrivee, and Alvarez-Yairi guitars because most of these models are made so well that they tend to increase in value and in the complexity...
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~1958 Martin 5-17 Tenor

$1,995
I have been encouraged to list my entire current inventory of guitars, even though it is constantly changing and I have not yet taken pictures or written full descriptions of many of them. As you can see, I generally sell only Martin, Gibson, Guild, Taylor, Larrivee, and Alvarez-Yairi guitars because most of these models are made so well that they tend to increase in value and in the complexity...
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~2002 Guild D-55

$2,995
I have been encouraged to list my entire current inventory of guitars, even though it is constantly changing and I have not yet taken pictures or written full descriptions of many of them. As you can see, I generally sell only Martin, Gibson, Guild, Taylor, Larrivee, and Alvarez-Yairi guitars because most of these models are made so well that they tend to increase in value and in the complexity...
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~1992 Guild D-50

$1,795
I have been encouraged to list my entire current inventory of guitars, even though it is constantly changing and I have not yet taken pictures or written full descriptions of many of them. As you can see, I generally sell only Martin, Gibson, Guild, Taylor, Larrivee, and Alvarez-Yairi guitars because most of these models are made so well that they tend to increase in value and in the complexity...
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~1993 Guild D-40C

$1,195
I have been encouraged to list my entire current inventory of guitars, even though it is constantly changing and I have not yet taken pictures or written full descriptions of many of them. As you can see, I generally sell only Martin, Gibson, Guild, Taylor, Larrivee, and Alvarez-Yairi guitars because most of these models are made so well that they tend to increase in value and in the complexity...
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~1930 Paramount Leader Tenor Banjo

$1,795
I have been encouraged to list my entire current inventory of guitars, even though it is constantly changing and I have not yet taken pictures or written full descriptions of many of them. As you can see, I generally sell only Martin, Gibson, Guild, Taylor, Larrivee, and Alvarez-Yairi guitars because most of these models are made so well that they tend to increase in value and in the complexity...
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~1995 Martin DCME

$795
I have been encouraged to list my entire current inventory of guitars, even though it is constantly changing and I have not yet taken pictures or written full descriptions of many of them. As you can see, I generally sell only Martin, Gibson, Guild, Taylor, Larrivee, and Alvarez-Yairi guitars because most of these models are made so well that they tend to increase in value and in the complexity...
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~1965 Guild Mark IVP

$1,095
I have been encouraged to list my entire current inventory of guitars, even though it is constantly changing and I have not yet taken pictures or written full descriptions of many of them. As you can see, I generally sell only Martin, Gibson, Guild, Taylor, Larrivee, and Alvarez-Yairi guitars because most of these models are made so well that they tend to increase in value and in the complexity...
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~1958 Guild M-20

$1,695
This is a guild m-20 which has been modified with a fender lace sensor pickup. it's in good playing condition sounds great has a hairline crack from the back of the bridge to the bottom three screws have been added above the bottom strap pin and two screws on the sound hole. The back of the neck shows a little wear the fretboard is in good shape has dings and scratches comes with hard case.
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1981 Guild D-212

$795
This is a rather unusual example of what for the price is one of the great Guild 12-strings of all time (as far as I'm concerned): not quite as big and cumbersome as the more jumbo-size F series, but with an arched back which projects its rich sound more effectively than its braced flat-back cousins. Some folks may be aware of them because Tom Petty plays one extensively in the "Concert for...
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~1965 Epiphone/Gibson FT-85 "Serenader"

$995
I have been encouraged to list my entire current inventory of guitars, even though it is constantly changing and I have not yet taken pictures or written full descriptions of many of them. As you can see, I generally sell only Martin, Gibson, Guild, Taylor, Larrivee, and Alvarez-Yairi guitars because most of these models are made so well that they tend to increase in value and in the complexity...
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~1963 Epiphone/Gibson FT-30 "Caballero"

$695
I have been encouraged to list my entire current inventory of guitars, even though it is constantly changing and I have not yet taken pictures or written full descriptions of many of them. As you can see, I generally sell only Martin, Gibson, Guild, Taylor, Larrivee, and Alvarez-Yairi guitars because most of these models are made so well that they tend to increase in value and in the complexity...
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1970 Gibson B-25

$1,795
According to The Blue Book of Acoustic Guitars, the Gibson B series of acoustic guitars was the successor to the LG series largely phased out in the early 1960s. Generally speaking, the B-15 replaced the LG-0, the B-20 replaced the LG-1, the B-25 replaced the LG-2, and the B-45 replaced the larger LG-3. (The 12-string Gibson LG-12 was made in very limited quantities from 1967-1973 since there was...
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