When a SALE is over. I have over ninety guitars on my site and each price has to be changed individually. It takes hours and is tedious and especially now that I am caring for my sister who is dying of cancer I make mistakes and forget to raise all the prices back up. This is no problem for regular customers who know my site but for newcomers it may look like bait and switch. I apologize. I will try to be more diligent in the future.
An ex-blues, rock and studio musician, from the ancient 1965-1975 years, and a collector for many years since, I exhibit at guitar shows across the country but I don't have a store. I buy only guitars I fall in love with and enjoy playing, hence I have few electrics and concentrate on amazing sounding acoustics of any pedigree. I love finding cheap vintage guitars that sound and play wonderfully.
I prefer customers try out guitars in person before buying them, so I meet buyers interested in trying out a guitar at my Manhattan apartment 207 East 76 Street, apt #2D or anywhere else convenient in the NYC metro area.
I don't take credit cards or paypal. very bad past experiences.
I try to be accurate in my deunsafeions and as a result I've only had one return in 15 years of selling.
I am rarely interested in trading.
I have the largest collection of 50's & 60's Gibson acoustics J-45's, Southern Jumbos, Hummingbirds) in this area.
I recently hard acatastrophic car accident where i was supposed to be in a wheelchair for the rest of my life paralyzed from neck down. I am making a miraculous recovery but it is low and i need one more surgery this fall. Please bear with me as i am not always near my inventory and have a little more trouble getting around, especially delivering guitars to UPS.
Many dealers feel 60's Gibsons with adjustable saddles need replacement bridges to sound right, but that opinion is changing. I judge these guitars on a case to case basis ruled by the maxim- if it aint broke, don't fix it, or if it sounds amazing leave it alone. If all the parts are making solid contact to the top for transmitting the sound, these adjustable saddle models sound great. If not we replace them with new glued in bridges.
As a result I am interested in buying Gibsons from the 1945-1969 period and I am especially interested in 1964 and 1968 models and earlier as they are lightly built and generally sound superb.
All my instruments are scrutinized and repaired by one of the most amazing luthier/repair persons on the East Coast- Joe Jesselli of Northport, NY- 631 902 6744,. who was the one and only apprentice to D'Aquisto (for seven years) and is the true heir to the throne of pre-eminent luthier and a modern master with his own line of distinctive electric guitar designs.
My guitars must pass his CSI-like analysis. He makes all the necessary repairs before I post the instruments on Gbase for sale. His exacting eyes and ears assure me that my guitar collection has no hidden flaws and that each piece is as good as it can be.
Cell:917 975 9292
Bank transfers from Europe, U.S. A. personal check (cashiers checks are no longer necessary since they take almost as long as regular checks to clear), US MONEY ORDERS, no paypal or credit cards
Your cost, US POST to Europe or GXG. in the USA UPS Ground is cheapest I charge $35 to pack an instrument- $15 of that cost is the box.
48 hours on receipt, flexible. Only one return in 15 years