Hootenanny Vintage Guitars
Thomas Patrick Diggins
330-717-4287
Youngstown, OH
10:59 AM

Real charges only - no added materials or handling charges. All guitars insured for full value. I will use the least expensive shipping available, although this may be slow in some circumstances (e.g. parcel post). Please let me know if you desire a faster, albeit more, expensive service. Please allow 2 - 4 days of time to prepare and pack your guitar IN ADDITION to the actual shipping transit.

NO buyer's remorse PLEASE! Damage or loss in shipping = insurance claim (with which I will be glad to assist you). At my discretion, a disatistfied buyer may return a guitar (with a thorough explanation) for a full refund of purchase price but not of shipping. I'd rather begrudgingly take back a guitar than truly disappoint a customer. If, however, I have ever made a serious error in identification/originality/damage etc. that negatively affects a guitar's value, then a full refund including shipping will be given. PLEASE file any return claims ASAP - seven days at most.

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1967 Silvertone Bobkat

$450
Punky little 1967 Silvertone (Harmony-made) Bobkat. Kind of a parts Kat, and priced accordingly. Great little guitar though. Dearmonds were gone, so I put in Teisco gold foils, which are a superb choice for replacements. Screaming tone. New wiring harness and knobs. New space-control roller bridge, which also allowed for a ground wire. Pretty good shape all around. Plenty of dings and wear, and a...
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~1947 Kay unknown

$495
Extremely cool... the oldest "modern" Kay flat top I've ever seen (earlier models seem to all be parlors, Hawaiians, Venetians). Full-depth grand concert with 14th fret neck joint. Likely very early post-war, with the pre-script stenciled logo and blue badge label. Solid spruce top, laminate mahogany back and sides, Brazilian board. Original bridge was split in half, so I fashioned a slightly...
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~1962 Hagstrom Futurama

$1,150
Wow! c. 1962 Swedish-made Hagstrom Futurama (BTW, could also be the Kent model) in uber-rare dark orange. Pretty much burnt sienna. Remember the Crayola color they tried to retire but everybody rioted? Yeah, that's the one. The large script logo on the body dates this one to the early 60s. Very interesting model, with hard plastic body top wedded to a poplar or basswood body which is covered in a...
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1971 Martin D-35

$1,895
Very solid 1971 Martin D-35. So.... condition and originality are crucial for vintage Martins, so read on for details: -Neck has been reset sometime in the past. Angle perfect and joint is flush and tight. I see two tiny fretboard imperfections along #15. Maybe the owners messed around there before calling a pro? BTW, I also see a small FB chip near fret #14, but that might be an unrelated...
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~1965 Silvertone Chris Isaak

$1,350
Solid candidate for coolest Harmony product ever! Jet black single cut thinline (with small block) with Seth Lover designed offset-pole mini hummers and a Bigsby. Plays great and absolutely scorches. You can't dial in a bad tone from this thing. Great neck and frets, although perty darn narrow. Finish is in very good shape. Dings and scratches here and there, mostly on the back, but still nice...
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~1962 Framus 5/95 Doc Williams

$395
Very interesting c. 1962 German Framus Doc Williams 5/95 dreadnought acoustic. Unusual in that it is fan braced like a classical. Top might be solid spruce, but flamey maple back and sides are laminates. Neck-set is spot on, and top is flat. High E 12th fret action is 3/32". All original parts, except that original bridge has been converted from a string-thru to a standard pin bridge....
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1960 Harmony Stratotone Mercury

$795
Beautiful 1960 Harmony Stratotone Mercury, the fancy curly maple version of the quintessential one-pup rocker with the tres cool Dearmond gold foil. Excellent cosmetic and playing condition, with just a few scuffs and dings here and there. A little finish cracking by the tailpiece/endpin, but not into the wood. Looks awesome. Flamey top and back, and has little birdseyes on the bass side. Nice...
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1978 Univox Hi Flyer

$595
c. 1978 Univox Hi Flyer, the poor man's Ventures model. Very good to excellent condition throughout. Just honest player wear and a few minor clunks here and there. Super neck and frets. I made a couple of mods for increased playability: 1) Replaced original bridge posts with locking posts. Much more stable and this got rid of a little forward bridge tilt with the stock posts. 2) Shimmed the neck...
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1964 Harmony H303

$375
Beautiful condition 1964 Harmony H303 tube amp. All original, including two-prong cord. The amp is still surprisingly quiet BTW. Even has original tubes. About 3-4 watts through six inch speaker. Really nice break-up when pushed. Awesome condition throughout. A little dustiness of the grille cloth around the speaker, some very minor bubbling under the tolex along a small section of one side of...
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1972 ALVAREZ 5044

$375
Japanese-made 1972 Alvarez 5044 dreadnought. Spruce top and rosewood body, although all laminates as was typical for these guitars. A little forward rotation of the adjustable-saddle bridge, again, rather typical for this era of Japanese flat top. Not enough to make for poor playing though. In fact, 12th fret high E action is just above 1/16", and there is no objectionable buzzing. IMHO you could...
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~1955 Kay N-3

$450
Big bruising mid-50s Kay N-3, a plainer version of the Country Model dreadnought. Solid x-braced spruce top; sides are probably laminates. All original parts except for saddle and pins. Neck reset for better angle (was loose too), with added wood shim under fretboard extension to account for new angle. Everything shaped, matched, and blended obsessive/compulsively. Repositioned the saddle for...
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1976 Takamine F-340S

$375
Classic Takamine "lawsuit" guitar, an F-340S (solid-topped) D-18 copy. I'm not sure if they actually got sued over this one, but the rip-off is pretty blatant. In excellent condition throughout, except for the center seam crack that is shown. No attempts have been made to repair this (which is good), and it is completely stable. Might be a good guitar for a test run on a straightforward crack...
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~1960 Harmony Hollywood

$395
Tres cool late-fifties to early sixties Harmony Hollywood single pup archtop electric. Solid birch. Excellent cosmetically and structurally. One small area along the treble side upper bout where a seam had been sloppily re-glued. It cleaned up decently but less than perfectly. Top is surprisingly non-wavy. Sometime you can surf on these, but this one is darn good. Excellent neck and fretboard....
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1943 Gibson L-50

$1,495
Awesome wartime 1943 pearl-script-logo Gibson L-50 archtop. No readable serial or FON numbers, but the wooden trapeze cross-piece unmistakably dates this as one of the last "pre-war" issues. By 1944 every woodshop in the USA was making gunstocks! Absolutely correct vintage 3-on-a-plate Kluson tuners, but bridge is a new although correct-style ebony unit. All laminates on this one, as by this...
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~1955 Silvertone jumbo

$450
Wow! Big mid-fifties Kay-built Silvertone jumbo flat top CANNON. Solid spruce top with laminated mahogany back and sides. 17" at the bouts. This one is priced at the low end of retail for this model, not because of any issues with playability or condition or anything, but simply because it's had a little work done to it. I've restored it to original as much as possible. The neck has been re-set,...
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~1980 Arc unknown

$395
Interesting little tube amp by "Arc." I know nothing about the brand, but it is made in Canada. I'm estimating it dates from c. 1980. 'Bout as simple as you can get, with just a volume and tone knob. With an 8" speaker and what I'm estimating is around 6 - 7 watts output, this is substantially louder than a "practice" amp. You could coffee house gig with it. Really nice creamy tone of course. A...
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~1937 Gibson (unbranded) unknown

$795
Extremely cool "mystery" unlabeled Gibson/Regal Depression brand archtop. Squared-off tapered headstock is unmistakably a Gibson Depression-era feature. Solid spruce/mahogany 16" dreadnought-shaped and ladder braced archtop body looks to be built by Regal. No idea what brand was intended here. Recording King? Mastertone? Probably NOT a Kalamazoo, however, because I've never seen this model. One...
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1972 Guild D-35

$695
Big brawny 1972 Guild D-35 (Westerly, RI, USA). Solid spruce and mahogany. All original and crack free (well, almost - see below), but plenty of wear and tear, hence only the "good" designation. Possibly an old neck set (finish is darker on the sides at the heel), but if so it's solid, flush, and the angle is perfect. Strumming wear at the pickguard and a smattering of dings, dents, and scratches...
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1965 Guild F-212

$895
Vintage 1965 Hoboken-made Guild F212 12-string. Solid spruce and mahogany. A real warhorse, but rock solid now... It's been through a lot, but nothing fatal, and it's back in playing shape. It had not been cared for very well, and was obviously left under string tension for an extended period, so here goes... Several repaired top cracks. Only one, the classic "pickguard crack" had been...
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~1953 Kay K130 Lark (Jimmy Reed pup)

$750
Righteous early '50s Kay "Lark" model with the famous Jimmy Reed blade pickup. Rock solid and mostly original, but well loved. All external parts original except for control knob base plate, which is an accurate repro made from an old cracked and discarded Kay pickguard. Pup recently professionally rewound to vintage specs. New harness with high quality CTS/orange drop components. I kept the cord...
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~1960 Danelectro Cadet

$295
Cool c. 1960 Danelectro Cadet amplifier. Excellent condition overall, with just a little wear and tear on the edges and corners. Grill cloth looks great too. Very quiet - no hum or buzz whatsoever, even with an original two-prong cord. Great tube tone, but of course not all that much volume or gain. Would scorch with a touch of overdrive. Pots are a bit scratchy but work just fine. They also...
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~1955 Silvertone 1430

$395
Yummy little mid-50s Silvertone 1430 tube amp. Great tone at bedroom volumes. Appears to be all original. Wallpaper-like covering in good shape overall, but you can see the modest rough spots along some of the edges. Grill cloth is excellent. Not much volume or gain - this is definitely a practice amp. Sounds great, though, and would scream with judicious use of an overdrive pedal. There are...
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~1965 Supro Oahu Dual Tone resoglass

$1,495
Tres cool mid-60s Supro Dual Tone resoglass, branded "Oahu." All original except for new blade-type pickup selector switch (good quality replacement from Stew-Mac). Sorry, the original was hopeless, but I'll toss it in the case anyway. Resoglass surfaces still nice and glossy. Just a very little scuffing/swirling here and there. Neck and frets in great shape. The only cosmetic flaw is that some...
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~1973 Epiphone not known

$295
Early 1970s Japanese Epiphone 12-string of the bolt-on neck variety. Not sure of model because label is gone. Clean spruce and mahogany body, but all laminates of course. Had suffered from the all too common issue of deformation along the neck-side edge of the soundhole that results from excess pressure on an area of minimal wood strength (I've even seen this on Epi 6-stringers). I re-glued and...
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~1955 Silvertone not known

$375
Very handsome mid-fifties Kay-made Silvertone archtop in all mahogany. All laminates of course. Not quite as clean as the Kay version I have listed, and it has some shallow fingernail sized scuffs on the front (from fingerstyle playing?). Very light - not an issue. Tuner buttons are new, and bridge is an accurate repro. Tight and flush neck set. Slight concavity to the fretboard, which seems...
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~1937 Del Oro unknown

$795
Marked her down! Crazy cool pre-war Del Oro round hole archtop parlor (~13.5" bouts) in solid mahogany. All original parts except for replacement bridge. Fully bound in checker board. Outrageous plastic faux abalone fretboard and pickguard that I like to characterize as Mother of Oil Slick! Three clean top cracks that show in pics. The two under the tailpiece and to the bass side of the bridge...
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~1960 Kay N-10

$495
~1960 Kay N-10 16 % off
Early 60s Kay "White Stripes" full depth archtop electric with pancake pup. I've hade this guitar for a long time, but I've finally got it equipped with all original parts (except for decal). Pancake pup is dark and woody sounding, and has quite a lot of output. Guitar looks, plays, and sounds great, but is not a museum piece. Small business-card thickness heel gap and two very small cracks in...
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1964 Epiphone Caballero

$795
1964 Epiphone Caballero 11 % off
Clean 1964 Epiphone Caballero, the Gibson-made (USA) equivalent of the all-mahogany LG-0. The original (and horrible) screw-on plastic bridge was shot, so this one has been outfitted with a correct rosewood replacement. This is one of the few cases where most players and collectors consider a bridge replacement to be a positive feature! The top is slightly bellied (and probably won't flatten...
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1967 Fender Coronado

$1,750
Very cool 1967 (19JAN67B) Fender Coronado II in candy apple red with matching headstock. All original parts except for one replaced/fabricated pickup spacer. Finish is strong and in great shape, but there are two small areas on the back that look like they were exposed to heat or something chemical (see pic). A couple areas of minor rash too, but not through to wood. Initials had been glued to...
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1951 Harmony H 60

$895
Updates (cool!): 1) Found a deep-body trapeze as originally used. 2) Guitar now comes in a super nice 1950s black faux gator lined soft shell case. Very nice 1951 Harmony H 60 single pickup single cutaway archtop. Harmony's very legitimate foray into big body jazz boxes, and a real nice one at that. Original finish and binding in excellent shape, neck angle good, original brass frets still...
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