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2017 Noemi Guitars OM

$6,175
Beauty comes in myriad forms, and our latest guitar from Noemi Schembri confirms it. This 2017 OM strikes a balance between traditional OM curves and contemporary design with her distinct headstock and bridge, and offers a voice that sounds equally at home for flatpicked bluegrass as for DADGAD fingerstyle arrangements or a songwriter’s six-string accompaniment.Ziricote back and sides,...
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2003 National Style III

$5,145
Shining like a silver dollar, this 2003 National Resophonic Style III in Nickel-plated Brass is worth every penny. Bedecked with "Lilly of the Valley" engraving of vines and flowers twining around the soundholes, bridge, and back and set up with a tricone resonator, this Style III is the cat's meow of resophonic guitars. Practically immaculate, this National Resophonic has a mirror reflective...
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2017 Skytop Guitars Grand Concert

$7,205
When it rains, it pours. That’s exactly what happens as soon as you put finger to string on this brand new, soundproofed Grand Concert from Skytop Guitars: a torrent of colorful overtones and crisp attack. After our recent visit to the 2017 Woodstock Invitational Luthier Showcase, we came home with a number of new builders to showcase at our shop, but this one takes the cake for...
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2007 Ryan Abbey Grand Parlor Signature

$22,655
A guitar like this, it’s between a rock and a hard place: you want to stare at all the gorgeous curves, but you also want to pluck the strings. Tough call. This 2007 Ryan Abbey is one of Kevin’s Signatures, and it shows not only in the extensive art deco-style inlays but also in the knife’s edge note separation and velvety sustain.Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, Cedar top,...
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Cumpiano, Bill & Millard, Michael Replica Gurian Model #2

$3,600
***Clarification: This is not a Froggy Bottom Guitar, but rather a project guitar built prior to the launch of Froggy Bottom. See below. This, folks, is an interesting guitar from the early days of independent makers. In the world of contemporary guitar construction, the names Bill Cumpiano and Michael Millard (founder of Froggy Bottom Guitars) are synonymous with early innovation--we have these...
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2015 Rainsong Guitars P14

$2,059
Everything we love about Rainsong Guitar's P12 is here: Carbon Fiber construction's laser perfect action and tone, the playability and brightness, Rainsong Guitar's uniderectional weave top--the only thing different is a 14 fret neck, so you've got a wider range of arrangements that can be comfortably and easily played. This is a parlor guitar which sounds just as good at the beach as in the...
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Vega Tubaphone Professional

$1,540
The combination of a 1920's Vega Tubaphone pot and a reproduction neck carved by Noel Booth of Old Fiddle Road Banjos? A deadly combination: this banjo has a voice like sugarcane, ferocious projection, and excellent playability. The pot is 10 3/4" and the scale length 25 3/4", and we also have the original post and cat gut skin! Safe and secure in a black hardshell case, this Vega is ready to get...
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2017 Porter, Steve Quantum Classical

$7,720
This is our first Classical from California-based luthier Steve Porter—and it won’t be the last! Adopting some of Gil Carnal’s tried-and-true techniques for his own builds, Porter manages to carve out a voice with fierce projection married with a smooth responsiveness and note separation. Clarity is the name of the game here; this Quantum Classical has the easy, breathy richness...
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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 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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Martin OMC-28 Laurence Juber Signature Edition

$4,012
Smooth operator! With Laurence Juber’s endorsement on the label, our 2002 Martin OMC-28 Juber is a powerhouse of an OM, perfect for all you fingerstylists cum flatpickers. All the usual tone suspects are in attendance: Indian Rosewood & Adirondack Spruce, 25.4” scale, V neck, slick setup. Add to that a Martin TKL case and L.R. Baggs Anthem pickup, and you’re looking at the...
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2000 Tezanos-Perez, S. S. Maestro

$6,175
A Maestro, indeed. Our 2000 Tezanos-Perez Classical is a deadly one-two punch: great projection with a consistently balanced response. European Spruce, Rosewood back and sides, 650mm scale and 52.5mm nut—put it all together and the effect is tremendous, vigorous bass response and well-defined trebles. Well preserved since its birth in the year 2000.Let’s put it this way: it sounded...
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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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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

$12,206
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 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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2016 Traugott R

$24,715
We don’t know how such a treat landed in our laps, but we’re more than excited to have this like-new 2016 Traugott R in the shop! Jeff’s chops have been razor sharp for years now, but this 2016 R tells us he’s continued to hone that edge even further.You’d hardly believe this was made just a few months ago: the voice is articulate as a professional linguist, with...
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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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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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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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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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1937 Martin D-18

$30,895
A hallmark of the vintage Martin world: the D-18 Shade Top. Our’s comes to us from 1937, and it’s kept itself in great shape for the past eighty years. The neck carve starts out in a smooth-cheeked C-profile, then slowly the point of a soft-V shape emerges as you travel along the neck toward the heel. Frets are freshly dressed by our repair team, and we’ve dialed in the setup...
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2017 Sakurai, Masaki PC

$9,780
Such a lovely voice! This 2017 Sakurai PC (Paris Competion) model is already amazing and it's practically brand new. CSA Rosewood and Spruce with Sakurai's cashew finish make for a resonant package that responds beautifully to a range of attacks and styles. Everything about this guitar speaks of smooth, efficient operation, from the tuners and the neck feel to the excellent string-to-string and...
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2017 Sexauer JB-15

$15,187
Bruce Sexauer has carved out a distinct name for himself in this modern era of lutherie. In building incredibly light, resonant, and gorgeously composed guitars, Sexauer has a lot to offer for the fingerstylist looking for an all-in-one guitar. This latest Dream Series comes in Bruce's JB-15 package with an assymetrical body, subtle 1/2 inch multiscale fretboard, our very own Brazilian Rosewood...
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2007 Wingert EVC

$12,355
This guitar feels, more than most, like a finely-honed tool. If music-making were woodworking, this Wingert EVC Dream Series would fall somewhere between a Narex paring chisel for precision and a Lie-Nelson No. 164 plane for smoothness and ease of use. There’s just so much clarity between the strings and individual notes. A 12-fret neck and 25 inch scale keep string tension and top...
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2001 McConnell Classical

$6,690
We've happily bought and sold many of Jordan McConnell's guitars over the years in addition to being his exclusive dealer, but this is the first time we've laid hands on a nylon string guitar from his shop. Naturally, Jordan didn't disappoint. This is his 2001 interpretation of the Segovia Hauser guitar, and is his first Classical build. Jordan employed a set of extra light-grained Indian...
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