Found 74 matches

1928 Bacon & Day Peerless Tenor Banjo

$850
Mid-range B&D product, full 19 frets. Minor finish wear in first position, but little or no fingerboard and fret wear. Original Grover Geared Pegs and Presto Tailpiece. Totally Original with great playability. Original hard case. You don't find 90-year old instruments in this kind of condition very often.
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1928 Bacon & Day Super Banjo Plectrum

$1,095
A Professional Grade 4-String Plectrum Banjo. 11" Rim, 26" Scale. Full Silver Bell Flat-Head Tone-Ring. Some finish wear on the back of the neck, but virtually no playing wear... just beautiful original condition. Straight Neck, Low Action. Complete working Knee-Mute. Original Grover two-band geared pegs. Nice original hard case.
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1922 Bacon & Day Blue Ribbon

$2,200
Top-of-the Line Bacon Blue Ribbon Short-Scale Tenor Banjo. 11 1/2" Rim; 20" Scale. Gold-plated. Grover Friction Pegs with original Mother-of-Pearl Knobs. Boldly carved heel. Early version of the B&D Silver Bell Tone-Ring. Nifty snap-in Resonator back. Original armrest is engraved with original owner's initials. Straight neck, low action, original un-played condition. Nice, original hard...
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1909 Fairbanks Whyte Laydie #2 5-String

$2,200
The Vega Company continued to produce the iconic Whyte Laydie #2 5-string banjo as well as the other Fairbanks banjo models under the Fairbanks name until sometime in 1909 when Vega adopted the "Fairbanks Banjo made by the Vega Co. Boston, Mass" stamp on the banjo's dowel-stick. This example was made shortly before that branding switch and still retains the "A.C. Fairbanks Banjo Co....
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1984 Gibson RB-250

$2,100
Possibly the last Tube and Plate Flange Mastertone Banjo made by Gibson in 1984, as they were preparing to switch production to the 1-piece cast-flange model. This example has the factory-original 3-ply Maple rim and Flat-Head Mastertone Tone-Ring. All-Original and Nearly Un-Played. Maybe the Nicest One. Includes Shubb Sliding Capo and Original Hard-Shell case.
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1928 national triolian tenor

$1,600
This one is really dialed in. The neck is perfectly straight, new cone, pickup, neck has been reset, plays like you wish old nationals did. The best playing example of one of these. HSC.
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2009 black bear harp ukulele

$1,200
a lovely uke in lovely condition
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~2017 national maple concert

$1,700
this one is pretty much as new. Plays and sounds amazing.
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1968 Fender telecaster

$5,000
I don't know much about these things,, here is what George said when he appraised it for 5K in 2013: "Description: We have been provided the following description: "Serial # 221741 (1969) - Parsons & White Bender Serial # 0127 - non original pickups and tuners, all else could be original.” Based upon examination of the attached photos this guitar appears to be in finc...
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~1920 Dyer Larson harp mandolin

$1,800
This Dyer Harp Mando has a few very solid repaired cracks. It plays and sounds extremely well for one of these, probably the best of the ones I have.
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1976 fender stratocster

$2,500
Here we have a nice all original 76 strat obtained from the wife of the original owner. There are a few dings here and there on the body, the neck and fingerboard are quite clean, and it plays exceptionally well.
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1936 oahu jumbo deluxe model 68

$2,600
Oahu model 68k square neck in excellent condition.  A few scratches and a slight hairline on the side that looks like a lacquer check keep this one from being minty.  Sounds fabulous.
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2003 gibson J 100 xt

$1,900
Excellent shape with a few big lacquer checks, has a fine pick up system installed, plays and sounds wonderfully.
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1938 martin D-28

$46,000
There are not a lot of the guitars that I know the history of as well as this one. It belongs to a friend of mine of 45 years, and now is the time of life for him to move on. I remember when he purchased it in 1974, we played old timey music together. All of the major issues with this guitar existed as they are now when he bought the guitar, nothing has changed or moved. The two major issues...
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1936 martin o017 H

$3,500
These Martin Hawaiian guitars from this period came with flat fingerboards and bar frets. Not everyones favorite combination. When this conversion was done, along with the neck set the fingerboard was replaced ( with Brazilian) with a modern radiused fingerboard. Much better. As well, it had the super thin '36 bridgeplate replaced with something more typical of that period, very nice. Two...
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1980 martin N-20

$3,500
Just like Willies ( except it is in virtually unplayed condition)
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1980 martin N-20

$3,500
Perfect unplayed condition. It appears to have top that is not sitka. Super nice guitar, basically a brand new 35 year old martin.
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1983 martin 0-18T

$2,500
brand new 1983 018T mint as new
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1936 gibson super 400

$12,500
This is the cleanest early super 400 I have seen, the leather case is splendid, the plating on the engraved tuners and tailpiece is gorgeous. An amazing example from out of the closet. Early 1936 is the last of the desirable and rare small upper bout early model, this one has some features that suggest it was finished later: It is parallel, rather than 'X' braced and has the larger F holes of a...
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1947 gibson LG-2

$3,800
Excellent sounding and playing guitar. It has a conspicuous top center seam reglue and pickguard crack. 1 3/4" nut width, plenty of saddle and needs nothing. This is the only LG-2 I recall having the high grade brown pink lined case.
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1921 gibson K2

$3,200
Like so many of these Gibson mandocellos, this one had conspicuous top sinkage. We had it rebraced and it is now a superb sounding and playing instrument. At one point it was turned into a 6 string, but the evidence of that is hard to see on the peghead. The serial number is illegible, but the original adjustable bridge and no truss rod strongly indicate 1921.
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1988 Gibson RB-250

$2,400
The Gibson RB-250 Mastertone with mahogany neck, traditional pearl inlays, 1-piece flange; the original Flat-Head Tone-Ring by Kulesh Sr. mounted on a 3-ply maple rim. This banjo has everything. Great playing and sounding, this is what Gibson banjos are all about. Excellent original condition with a little modest playing wear. Original Gibson Hard-Shell case.
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~1921 Gibson CB-4

$3,499
Tuned to cello-tuning, an octave below tenor banjo, CGDA. Gibson seems to have made very few of these 14" banjos. Calf-skin head. Same scale length and appointments as the more common GB-4 Guitar-Banjo. Absolutely original down to last nut. Condition slightly used. Straight neck, low action. Got to be THE nicest example. Original Hard case in stunning condition. Serial: #11413-5...
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1929 Epiphone Recording A Plectrum

$1,700
The late '20's were a great period for Epiphone Banjos. Design had reached it's apex with the heavy-duty X-flange, a one-piece flange that could rival Gibson's one-piece flange which was being introduced the same year this banjo was made. Full 22-fret plectrum neck. Heavy-duty arch-top tone-ring and maple-rim construction. This example has a straight walnut neck, all metal-parts have been...
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1999 Gibson RB-3 Wreathe

$3,295
A fine example of this hard-to-find Gibson Model, featuring the Wreathe Pearl Pattern originally found only on Style 5 banjos. Mahogany Neck and Resonator. Nickel-Plated Metal Hardware. Gibson 20-Hole Flat-Head Mastertone Tone-Ring. A few dings and marks in the finish, but largely un-played. Original Gibson Hard Case in fine condition, but the locking latch may need the attention of a...
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1958 martin 0-18

$3,700
Just back from a fresh neck reset, rare top of the line original arched hard case. No issues what so ever, just a one owner exceptional guitar
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1969 martin D35-S

$6,000
A rare Brazilian D35-S from 1969. Excellent playability and condition. The only issues are that it has had a new replacement pickguard and it has had the saddle slot moditfied for optimum intonation.
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1933 epiphone zentih

$2,700
If this guitar reminds you of David Rawlings famous epi, there is a good reason: The first few Zeniths made, and there are only a few, are basically the same 13 5/8" guitar as Davids Olympic, which was 13 5/8" through 1933 and then they all got bigger. The only difference that I can detect is, the Oympic has mahogony sides and back and the Zentih maple. They really appear as peas in a pod, or,...
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~1950 martin style 1C

$1,100
An extremely clean very nice example. There are two very fine hairline dehydration cracks on the back, very difficult to make show up, excellent action, intonation and sound.
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1919 Vega Tubaphone #3

$2,600
An excellent and original Tubaphone #3 Special. Features the late 'teens "Gryphon" peghead pearl, usually associated with early Whyte Laydie models. Original Rogers skin head; pre-war Planet geared pegs, with a modern Schallor geared 5th peg. Good neck, good action, best-sounding Tubaphone. Vintage Harp-Tone Hard case. Serial: #37156 Condition: Excellent and Original Case: hsc...
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