Hootenanny Vintage Guitars
Thomas Patrick Diggins
330-717-4287
Youngstown, OH
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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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1914 Gibson Style A

$795
Successfully restored 1914 Gibson Style A mandolin. Came to me cheaply in "attic find" condition, so I'm able to offer it reasonably. Here goes: Original tuners and complete tailpiece in excellent condition. Original bridge, but new rosewood saddle. Only two of the three original saddle sections were with it (included here of course). Original pick guard and bracket were saved. The astute Gibson...
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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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~1955 Silvertone not known

$295
Beautiful old mid-50's Silvertone mandolin, solid spruce and mahogany. All original parts, and in excellent condition. Weather checking on front, but finish is in great shape. Fresh neck set, so action and string clearance are great. Superb percussive tone - a nice instrument for the price range. Period-correct case, although not original to this instrument.
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1972 Guild G-37

$895
Interesting development... Through a member of my vintage posse (i.e. regular customers) my old '72 G-37 is back in my possession as part of a big trade deal. Hey, my investment in it is now even less than originally, so it's priced aggressively. A real top notch 1972 Guild G-37 dreadnought in natural finish. Solid spruce top and maple sides and back. No cracks or issues. Bridge was partially off...
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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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~1970 Yamaha FG 140

$395
The 11th Commandment of Guitars - Thou shalt not pass up the opportunity to own a Nippon Gakki Yamaha dread at a good price! Vintage c. 1970 Yamaha FG 140 dreadnought acoustic guitar, Japan production with Nippon Gakki red label. Laminate spruce top and mahogany sides and back. These are x-braced BTW. Very good condition throughout, but with more wear and tear than shows easily in the pics - some...
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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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~1947 Epiphone Electar Century

$795
Yup, this is an original Epi Electar Century. Excellent working order. Newer three-prong cord, so it's nice and quiet. Speaker has been replaced with a newer Jensen. Original is included, but has not been tested. Let's assume the original speaker is in need of reconditioning, seeing as it was replaced. Cabinet in great shape, but with a few cig burns on top to let you know it was played! Grill...
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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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~1955 Favilla not known

$795
Very nice mid-1950s Favilla Bros. 00 concert-sized all solid spruce/mahogany flat top. Fan braced. Made in NY, NY, USA. Lovely rosewood or walnut binding. Beautiful looking, playing, and sounding instrument from a fine American maker in their heyday. Neck has been reset, and is actually a little back-set, i.e. leaving a rather high saddle. New saddle is wider than standard, presumably because the...
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~1970 Harmony H1260 Sovereign

$675
~1970 Harmony H1260 Sovereign 15 % off
Wow! Cannon-like H1260 Harmony Sovereign spruce/mahogany jumbo flat top. Yes, you CAN play Stairway on this one - Jimmy Page did (not THIS guitar, of course, but this model). Looks, plays, and sounds absolutely awesome. A variety of minor condition issues and modifications keep this one very affordable. Definitely has had a neck set, now with a small shim under the fretboard extension (which...
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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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1971 Grammer S-30

$1,495
Sublime 1971 Grammer S-30 "baby" dreadnought (14.75" at lower bouts). Made in Music City USA (that's Nashville). These are sometimes touted as the guitars of late-60s and early-70s Country Royalty, and they are damn nice. This one sports subtle cloudlike figured mahogany back and sides, and a spectacular top that is a bit of an enigma. Company info would tell you Grammer used Sitka Spruce, but...
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~1970 Hoyer not known

$325
Very handsome c. 1970 German-made Hoyer dreadnought acoustic guitar. Fantastic condition. Beautiful mahogany sides and arched back, but woods are likely laminates. The big surface weather cracks on top, as is typical of many German guitars. These are NOT wood cracks. All original parts, including really cool nickle tuners. Looks to have been converted from a zero fret to a standard nut. There is...
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