Hootenanny Vintage Guitars
Thomas Patrick Diggins
330-717-4287
Youngstown, OH
2:47 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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1981 Ibanez 627

$375
Nice 1981 "lawsuit" era Ibanez 627 spruce/mahogany dreadnought, kind of a D-18 copy (although front binding is too fancy). Made in Japan. The laminate-top version, so priced at the lower end of retail. Excellent condition throughout, although the back shows some of the finish cloudiness that I've seen onother Japanese guitars of this era (seems to result from environmental conditions during...
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~2010 Recording King Professional Series

$295
c. 2010 Recording King professional series round neck resonator guitar. Banged around but good... However, no issues that affect structural integrity or playability. This is their relatively higher end series of wood bodied resonator, and has an all-mahogany body, trapezoidal soundwell holes, and ebony fretboard. Previous owners put some deep gouges on the back, but no real damage. They also...
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~1967 Kay Vanguard

$375
OK, so most of the time we'd prefer that people NOT do goofy art projects on their guitars. But, seriously, this one is pretty cool. The guitar is a mid-60s two-pup Kay Vanguard with all original parts except for knobs and tuners. 100% solid. Plays smoothly, and electronics work and sound great. Someone WAY back, I'm thinking '70s at the latest, did a black re-fin over the redburst and then made...
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~1937 Regal(?) First National Institute of Allied Arts

$325
Very clean Regal made (probably) First National Institute of Allied Arts birch-bodied round neck parlor. These were marketed to capitalize on the Hawaiian guitar craze of the 20s and 30s, and were likely made by one of the Chicago houses such as Regal. They came with a steel and riser nut, and slack-key/lap-steel instruction books. Fortunately, however, they were round necks so they can be played...
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~1970 Harptone E-6NC

$995
A Sam Koontz Harptone New Jersey masterpiece. Wonderful c. 1970 E-6NC dreadnought in solid spruce top and figured maple back and sides. Back is arched and non-braced. The whole guitar is in the same light mocha tint, which is really stunning. Great condition, with just a few minor dings here and there. A small top crack to either side of the Fretboard extension at the soundhole (may be a Harptone...
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~1937 Kalamazoo KG-11

$850
This is a Phoenix Model, i.e. major restoration. It's a long story, but it has a happy ending - a nice guitar. I bought this KG-11 a long time ago... The body was painted, which was obvious, but it was sold as having "no cracks"! Obviously that was a lie. Well I set out to put it back together, which I did in a couple of widely separated inspired sessions. The Good: Neck and neck joint are...
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~1970 Framus Texan

$325
Cool and modestly priced c. 1970 Framus Texan. That's right, not a Spaghetti Western, but a Spatzle Western, made in W. Germany. Been around the block and needed a little work, so priced accordingly at the low end of retail. That said, however, it's rock solid and needs nothing. Neck was pushing forward, as is so common on flat tops with bolt necks (the neck pocket takes away wood right where...
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~1940 Regal unknown Fat Boy

$495
Very interesting pre-war Regal birch-bodied flat top in cool faux finish. On first look you'd think it's a parlor, especially with the slotted headstock, which would be cool but not all that rare. This, however, is a full-sized "fat boy" style body, ie with unusually wide >15" lower bouts. Never seen another one like it. Needed a few minor restorations to get up and running. The bridge plate was...
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~1950 Regal Fat boy

$595
Very clean c. 1950 Regal flat top "fat boy", with ~15" lower bouts and much smaller uppers. The turquoise decal suggests post WWII Harmony production, but this looks to be 100% a Regal instrument. Likely from left over parts. I had a fancier and more definitively pre-war version of this guitar a ways back. This one is very plain, and doesn't even have binding. All solid woods though. Superb...
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~1940 Slingerland Songster

$550
Natural finish Slingerland 16" archtop, solid spruce top with maple laminate back and sides. Possibly the Songster model, although not labelled as such. Could be pre-war, but again, there is not a lot of definitive info out there on these. These are much more common in sunburst. All original parts, except for tuners, which fortunately were replaced with an appropriate vintage set of...
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1959 Guild T 100 Slim Jim

$2,295
Really nice 1959 Guild T 100 Slim Jim. The very desirable model with two of the larger cream-cover pups and the Hoboken "ghost" label. All original parts, but new binding all around. Had deteriorated 100%. Just a little roughness here and there along the bass side where a previous owner was careless with removal, but nothing serious. Finish is really strong, even on back. Because there is no back...
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~1965 Kay Swingmaster

$850
Mid-60s Kay Swingmaster hollowbody with original Barney Kessel Kleenex box pups. Restored from some pretty heavy neglect, but nothing fatal. Body (and finish), neck, tailpiece, harness, and pickups are original. Neck and frets are good, and truss rod works. Outer binding replaced on body, although fortunately the inner checker-board strip on front was intact. All clean, professional, and well...
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~1978 ClearSound Lucite Strat copy

$895
Git yer funk on! Bit of a mystery here... Some information suggests that this 1970s Japanese Lucite Strat copy may have been marketed as "ClearSound". Not sure which Japanese manufacturer would have made it. Two things it isn't: 1) The priceless one-off real Lucite Strat from the 50s, and 2) one of the recent imported Lucite bodies. This is one of the much rarer Japanese versions. Wonderful neck...
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~1968 Kay N7

$395
Clean late 60s Kay N7 mini jumbo flat top (rounded lower bouts are 16"). Solid spruce top (likely), laminated maple back and sides. Vibrant cherry sunburst. Back is rather plain, but sides are nicely flamed. Beautiful and 100% intact checkered binding on top and soundhole. Some strumming wear and a few dings on top, but otherwise clean. Perfect neck set and angle, and frets are good. Bridge was...
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1972 Epiphone FT 330

$295
C. 1972 Epiphone FT 330 spruce/m******y grand concert acoustic guitar. All laminates of course, as was common for all but the professional models of Japanese guitars intended for export. Bridge was missing, but fortunately off clean. Replaced with Stew-Mac oversized. Excellent neck, frets, and joint, and plays great with action just under 3/32". Excellent condition throughout, but has shallow top...
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~1980 S. Yairi unknown

$675
Very rare and significant S. Yairi grand concert acoustic guitar, of course made in Japan. Sadao Yairi was the uncle of the more famous (in the USA) Kazuo Yairi, who is associated with Alvarez. He is often considered Japan's master luthier. I'm not sure of the model because the label is gone, but it is a rather plainly appointed student guitar - although still absolutely marvelous. This one seems...
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1958 Supro Dual Tone

$1,395
Get yer Link Wray on! (Well, channel some David Bowie too!) All original 1958 Supro Dual Tone in the classic white plastic coated finish. Very good to excellent condition throughout. A few dings and a couple little crinkles in the coating around the edge, but no cracking or delamination. Plenty of tarnish on the metal, but not unsightly. Neck and frets are great, and action is low and buzz-free....
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1971 Gibson B 20

$695
1971 Gibson B 20 13 % off
Motivated consignee - marked down to sell! Interesting 1971 Gibson B-20 grand concert flat top. I believe these were only made one year. Solid spruce and mahogany. X-braced (Cool!), but has the wonky string-thru bridge. Actually gets good tone, although the pin bridge is a better idea. Plays great, with action at around 3/32". Just honest wear, including a little bit of case wear on the sides....
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~1965 Goya N 21

$395
Delightful mid-60s Swedish made Goya (Levin) solid mahogany N 21 grand concert flat top. Excellent condition cosmetically; just one scratch across the front that shows in the pics. A tight crack on the back extending up from the bottom of the guitar. Lightly cleated, and not going anywhere. Old neck reset. Could have been done a little cleaner (you can see some glue along the joint), but it's...
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~1960 Kay unknown

$295
Exceptionally cool Kay birch bodied jumbo 17" flat top, converted from trapeze to fixed pin bridge. This guitar started its life with a trapeze and floating bridge, but having such a huge span from the tailpiece to the bridge it had no downward drive on the unwound strings. Being a set-neck, there was no chance to shim the neck for a better angle. I always had considered it for a conversion, and...
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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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~1960 Harmony Hollywood

$350
~1960 Harmony Hollywood 11 % off
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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~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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~1953 Kay K150 Lark (Jimmy Reed pup)

$695
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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~1965 Supro Oahu Dual Tone resoglass

$1,395
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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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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~1965 Goya F-11

$395
~1965 Goya F-11 20 % off
Very nice 1960s Goya-Levin F-11 grand concert size acoustic, made in Sweden. Fan-braced solid spruce top and flamed birch sides and back. Plenty of dings, scratches, etc., but nothing serious. More than shows in the pics, though. An interesting "hybrid" model. Wide flat fretboard and flamenco guards suggest nylon strings. Pin bridge, solid peghead, and brass tuner posts are obviously for steel...
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~1955 Kay all mahogany archtop

$375
Beautiful all mahogany natural finish Kay archtop. Clean, with just a few minor bumps and scratches. All laminates though, as was common with mid-grade Kays. Nice player with respectable tone. Pretty big neck. Has a 1 mm heel gap, but joint is rock solid. Carelessly left in hot car? Wood shrinkage? Doesn't look reset, but maybe... That's its only issue, and the action is still good, although the...
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~1965 Norma not known

$550
Totally cool pair of Japanese Normas, solid body electric and short-scale bass. Guitar has two Teisco gold-foil (Cooder) pups. Instruments can be sold separately, each for slightly more than half the price of the pair.
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