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2017 Tippin Crescendo Al Petteway Series

$22,346
Just when you think you’ve seen and heard it all, along comes a guitar with the perfect combination of breathtaking visuals and a rapturous voice: our brand new 2017 Al Petteway Crescendo from Bill Tippin. Dream’s own Brazilian Rosewood for the back and sides, paired with a Swiss Moonspruce top, Abalone trim to bind the top, rosette, fretboard, and center seam; flamed Koa arm bevel,...
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Ehlers Guitars 16 Inch

$5,145
It’s hard not to fall for a guitar like this on the spot. The Ehlers Model 16 is a study in curvaceous lines and fingerstyle dynamism. Brazilian b back and sides, paired with a German Spruce top, give the voice a smooth, glossy texture that lends itself to lush, expansive overtones. Play an open chord, and the strings will ring, ring, and keep on ringing right on into tomorrow. The...
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2015 Henderson, E.J. Nick Lucas

$6,690
Lots of volume for a little package—our 2015 E.J. Henderson Nick Lucas. Across the neck and body, a lovely dark sunburst. Celtic inlays sprawling along the fretboard. Waverly tuners, bone nut and saddle, 24 3/4” scale on 14-fret neck. Maple + Adirondack Spruce = crisp and loud.This is the sort of guitar that really sings if you dig in a bit, but the crunchy bass response can be just...
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Gibson ES-150 Charlie Christian

$7,720
Once again Al Petteway landed a king-size catfish, and now he’s passing the fork (two forks in this case) onto you guys. We’re talking about the deadly combination of a 1936 Gibson ES-150 and a 1936 Gibson EH-150—both original, both Charlie Christians, both the perfect complement to the other.The ES-150 is in great shape with a fast setup and hard V neck. That Charlie Christian...
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2005 Sheppard Dream Series #2

$6,175
To make a good day even better, pick up this 2005 Dream Series from Gerald Sheppard for a spin around town. Number two in the series, this Grand Auditorium marries a slinky bass response with cracklin’ trebles and fierce projection. Part of that comes from the combination of Carpathian Spruce and African Blackwood: the rest comes from Gerald’s tone sculpting genius and a few years'...
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2013 McConnell 15 Inch

$18,535
A guitar that looks and plays this good ought to be made illegal. It’s seriously distracting for our staff—how can you walk by this wonderful 12-fret from Jordan McConnell without stopping to stare (if you’re lucky), or sitting down to play a tune (if you’re even luckier). Work flow has come to a shuddering stop. So please! Help us out, take this prize fighter home with...
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1980 Franklin OM

$6,175
Franklin OMs are a force to be reckoned with, and this gem from 1980 backs that up with a handsomely opened up voice and easy playability. Brazilian Rosewood and Spruce, 25.4 inch scale, Grained Ivoroid bindings, Herringbone trim—all the appointments of a traditional Martin-style guitar. This OM goes one step further with a well-rounded C profile neck and a fast setup.The voice has that...
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1934 Gibson L-50

$3,085
If you’ve got an ear for fine vintage guitars, this 1934 Gibson L-50 rings right as rain. What would you expect from a guitar out of Al Petteway’s personal collection? The voice is two parts Maple, one part Spruce, and an extra dollop of crunchy, woody tone in the mids. The setup is dialed into that fine line between fingerstyle and flatpicking, and lends itself to either...
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1993 Sobell Double Decker

$10,089
One of the guys here had to stop playing this guitar when his hands started shaking: the response of this Double Decker is siesmic. Stefan Sobell makes an incredible guitar these days, and it’s obvious from guitars like this big boy from 1993 that he’s had his master’s touch for an incredibly long time.This is the sort of guitar which, when played, can reduce a player to...
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2005 Santa Cruz OM

$7,205
William Coulter’s personal Santa Cruz! This road-wise, opened up, and otherwise bombshell 2005 SCGC OM has seen William through many years of gigs and recordings. Now it’s time to pass the torch, so to speak, and we’re here to make sure it goes to a good home.Brazilian Rosewood and European Spruce, set up for DADGAD, and decked out with a RMC Acoustic Gold MIDI saddle...
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2009 Collings 01A

$3,600
Little ‘ole 2009 Collings 01A packs a wallop (or two). This is Collings’ smallest 0 size with a 24 7/8 inch scale over Mahogany and Adirondack Spruce. Our pistol 01A might be small, but it’s fierce with the crisp response that put Collings on the guitar map in the first place, and it’s in incredible condition for an instrument built in 2009! We love the slick playability...
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1997 Musser Guitars Dreadnought

$5,145
This is not your average Dreadnought, all boom and no balance—the response is even from string to string and fret to fret. Don Musser, when he isn’t building guitars, is selling tonewood to luthiers, so it should come as no surprise that the woods are incredible on this Dread. Brazilian Rosewood back and sides paired with a German Spruce top, Flamed Maple bindings, scalloped nut and...
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2008 Franklin OM

$9,265
Playing this guitar is like sleeping in on Sunday morning. Our 2008 Franklin OM with Brazilian Rosewood and German Spruce has a lively voice that doesn’t take much nudging to sing, and when it does the tones that come belting out of this soundhole are clear as birdsong and rich like an extra spoonful of honey in your tea.Fit and finish is as top notch as we’ve come to expect from...
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2014 Ribbecke Halfling

$15,445
True balance is a rare thing in this world. Poised perfectly between bass and treble, sustain and attack—a rare thing. Tom Ribbecke’s Halfling top threads the needle just so. Check out Al's demo for this New Rosewood & Cedar Halfling, listen for the roundness of the treble response and just a tinge of Cedar warmth in the lower register to brighten up the bass. There’s an...
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2016 National Reso-Phonic WoodRocket

$2,570
This 2016 WoodRocket from National Reso-Phonic is a modern version of the popular single cone resonator that combines the warmth of a 12-fret neck with a cutaway for access to those uppermost frets. The All-Mahogany laminate body, single resonator cone, and bone nut guarantee great tone alongside a ferocious bark. The Pearloid headstock and Ivoroid bindings give it a classic vintage vibe that...
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1998 Klein M-43 Prototype

$11,840
Another typical Steve Klein guitar, in that there is nothing typical about this guitar. In fact, this is a prototype from 1998 for the M-43 model, featuring an access panel below the neck heel and all-wood braces in the typical arcing Klein fashion. Indian Rosewood back and sides, Sitka Spruce top, and a Brazilian Rosewood bridge with added mass and surface area on the bass side. Here...
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1969 Martin D-28

$5,454
1969 was the last year Martin would use Brazilian Rosewood on their standard models, and this D-28 lucked out with a gorgeous set that would be the apple of any luthier’s eye today. Sitka Spruce on top, 28-style appointments, black pickguard, and a 1 11/16 inch nut all make for a good-looking Dread from the sixties with a slick setup. There are only so many Martins from this era that have...
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1997 Taylor PS-14

$7,720
If the essence of the word smooth were to manifest in the shape of a guitar, it’d look something like this 1997 PS-14 Presentation Taylor. The contours of Abalone purfling across the Engelmann Spruce top and Rosewood sides, Pearl inlay across the fretboard, quietly rippling grain in the Brazilian Rosewood back, C profile neck like glass; the visual execution is strikingly organic. That...
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2016 Lowden O-50c

$5,969
Wanted: 2016 Lowden 0-50c seeking serious companion for music-making fun. Will lend a woody, balanced voice in exchange for room and board in a 45% humidity home. Can’t cook, but will provide musical inspiration 24/7/365. If interested, please send an email to sales@dreamguitars.com.Here the Lowden guitar company has paired some Ancient Cuban Mahogany with Sitka Spruce in a big frame that...
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2016 Emerald Guitars X20-Nylon Red

$2,570
In the select market of crossover carbon fiber nylon-string guitars (that’s a mouthful), Emerald’s X20 line stands out from the others. All-carbon fiber construction makes for a perfectly, consistently stable instrument that won’t go out of tune, and the onboard B-Band UST A3T preamp and pickup make amplification easy and dynamic. The Venetian-style cutaway (with bevel), lower...
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Rainsong Guitars APSE Al Petteway Special Edition

$2,677
For many years now Al Petteway has had a working relationship with Rainsong Guitars. They have made some of his preferred instruments for a good while, but it wasn't until now that they really made a custom guitar to Al's specifications. When they did, the staff at Rainsong loved the design and tone of the guitar so much that they decided to make a limited run of Al Petteway Limited Edition...
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Rainsong Guitars APSE Al Petteway Special Edition

$2,677
For many years now Al Petteway has had a working relationship with Rainsong Guitars. They have made some of his preferred instruments for a good while, but it wasn't until now that they really made a custom guitar to Al's specifications. When they did, the staff at Rainsong loved the design and tone of the guitar so much that they decided to make a limited run of Al Petteway Limited Edition...
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Rainsong Guitars APSE Al Petteway Special Edition

$2,677
For many years now Al Petteway has had a working relationship with Rainsong Guitars. They have made some of his preferred instruments for a good while, but it wasn't until now that they really made a custom guitar to Al's specifications. When they did, the staff at Rainsong loved the design and tone of the guitar so much that they decided to make a limited run of Al Petteway Limited Edition...
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1998 Monteleone Radio Flyer

$72,095
A thing of beauty is a Monteleone. We are fortunate to have acquired an exquisite sample of John’s masterwork that’s been kept in excellent condition since its birth in 1998: a Radio Flyer in flamed Red Maple and Adirondack Spruce. 17 inches across the lower bout, 3 inches deep at the sides, gently radiused back and sides, African Ebony tailpiece, bridge, and pickguard, 1 13/16”...
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2014 Ribbecke Imagine Halfling

$20,595
Bring to mind the video of John Lennon and Yoko Ono for “Imagine.” You know the one: it begins with the two walking along a misty path, and before long John is sitting at an all-white piano in an all-white room of an all-white country estate singing one of their most famous songs. Tom Ribbecke took this alabaster image to heart when he first conceived of this particular Halfling...
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1996 Somogyi Thin-Body Mod D

$16,475
If a guitar’s got anything to do with Ervin Somogyi and the California Guitar Trio, you know it’s going to be good. Exhibit A: our 1996 Somogyi Thin-Body Mod D (TBMD for short) in Indian Rosewood and Sitka Spruce.Think up a list of all the cool innovations you’d like your ideal fingerstyle guitar to feature and chances are this TBMD already has them: multiscale fretboard,...
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1894 Beitel, C.T. Parlor

$7,205
When you listen carefully, a little piece of history can be heard crackling in the voice of vintage instruments such as this 1894 Parlor guitar from C.T. Beitel (1869-1916), one of the only examples existent today. Beitel, who worked with Martin at the end of the nineteenth century, has been identified by some as the first American-born apprentice at Martin. Clemence was the cousin of C.A....
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1938 Gibson L-Century

$7,205
What a gorgeous piece of Gibson history! We’ve had several L-Centuries come through the shop, but this one is in the best shape we’ve seen yet, and it’s got a killer woody voice to match. Maple back and sides and Spruce on top, crisp sunburst and tiger stripe pickguard, original bridge, bridge plate, and tuners—even the setup is perfect. Dialed in to the sweet spot...
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1926 Gibson L-1

$5,145
Nothing beats holding a piece of history in your hands, especially when that piece of history sounds as good as this 1926 Gibson L-1. As you’d expect from a 90-year-old vintage box, the L-1 might be small but it packs a lot of voice in its little package! This was the year that Gibson would introduce the L-1 model (and it would enjoy but a brief 11-year lifespan before being discontinued in...
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2015 Traphagen, Dake B.R.S.

$9,265
How to describe the experience of playing this 2015 BRS from Dake Traphagen? It’s something akin to that overwhelming sense of warmth and satisfaction after a delicious dinner with friends. The voice is replete with rich, flowing overtones and trebles that hang in the air like ripe fruits. Traphagen French Polished this Classical from tailblock to tuners to a mirror shine that really brings...
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