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1932 national style 0

One of the best sounding and playing examples of these that we have encountered. A great many of these original style O's have warped necks that are remedied by either National Resophonic or the great Marc Schoenberger. Don't know who did this one but it came out great. It has had a truss rod installed and refretted and works exceptionally well and has a fabulous sound. Ebony fingerboard. ...
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1932 national style 4

Great sounding, no telltale rattles, some wear hear and there and a bit of pitting in the finish. it appears to me that the peghead has been refinished, the peghead facing shrunk a bit and was reglued, which might explain it, it all looks very nice.. Repro tuners and tailpiece. Altogether a very nice guitar.
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1979 rickenbacker 360-12

This one appears virtually unplayed, very close to near mint,  a term we use sparingly.  OHC.
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1921 gibson H4

here we have a an outstanding example from the beginning of Gibsons best period for these things. It features the more desirable maple, rather than birch, sides and back and is completely original and crack free, and has no issues, just a wee bit of play wear.
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1925 Paramount Leader 5-String

Paramount Banjos by the Wm.Lange Co. were one of the top banjo brands through-out the 1920's and early '30's. Almost all of their production consisted of 4-string tenor and plectrum banjos, but there were a tiny number of original 5-string Paramount banjos and this is one of them. The Leader model was a higher-end model featuring a Rosewood neck and solid Rosewood resonator back with colorful...
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1998 Gibson Earl Scruggs Standard

The classic Earl Scruggs banjo with Hearts and Flowers pearl inlays. Curly Maple neck with Ebony fingerboard. All-Original except for replaced truss-rod cover, tailpiece and hard case. Excellent condition with minor playing wear, a little finish wear on back of neck in the first position. Gibson/Kulesh Flat-head Tone-Ring. Keith Tuners.
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1953 National New Yorker model 1120

Stunning blond curly maple arch-top body with original floating pick-up; some finish wear on the back of the National-style neck. Great neck, Great action, Great Playability, Great Sound. Can't beat the Very Cool Original Tweed Hard case in great condition.
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1908 Fairbanks by Vega Whyte Laydie #2 5-String

The Fairbanks Banjo Co. of Boston, Mass. introduced the Whyte Laydie model in the first year or two of the 20th Century. With the famous scalloped brass tone-ring, heavy bracket-band and natural-finished maple neck and rim, the Whyte Laydie banjo became the most-noted and professional banjo of the modern era. Full 22-fret ebony fingerboard with engraved pearl inlays, engraved pearl "gryphon"...
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1969 gibson F25

Pretty much unplayed excellent condition with hardly a mark on it in the original semi- hard case. May have had a bridge reglue, a beautiful example.
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~1940 gibson HG-00

Just a couple of pinhead size nicks on the top keeps this one from being mint. Really quite remarkable unplayed condition.. Converted to spanish style, very playable 1 7/8" nut. Appears as if it had just left the factory. Plays effortlessly and sounds amazing. Without question the nicest one on the planet. I'm calling this a 1940, there is no FON, it has a very lovely unusual sunburst that...
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1953 martin 000-18

Ad top, just back from a neck reset, super sound. This one has been played, but there are no issues what so ever, but the original owner had one heck of a belt buckle. One of the best 000-18s we have had, really a boomer and great player. Sorry if I sound like an evangelist, but I really like this guitar. $5500
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1936 gibson L00

Completely original and crack free example that plays and sounds wonderfully. Has playwear but no issues, very warm tone. No FON, I was going to call it a '35 but noticed etched in the truss rod cover ' E.H. Ethel Elmer 1936', so 1936 it is.
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1929 gibson L1 Robert Johnson

Hard to imagine a nicer one of these out there. Clean clean clean. One one inch tight little harldy visable crack on the top, capo marks on the neck, that it. Excellent playing guitar and just a cannon. This is from the 'A' braced period, clearly the best period for these things, so I am calling it a '29 , though Spann's guide to Gibson FON numbers indicates 1928.
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1984 Flatiron A5-1

vitually unplayed excellent condition, one screw hole for a strap button. A5-1s are exactly the same as the legendery A5-2s with a little less ornamentation. X braced, incredable sound, no wonder they are so sought after. These early Flatirons are X braced, hand rubbed finishes, were completely hand made and very different from the mandolins made after Gibson purchased the company in 1985...
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1957 martin T28

Here we have a T28 made in 1957, one of 6 made that year.   Really excellent looking and playing.  It appears that the top was refinished when the pickguard was added; it looks like martin pickguard material but they did not originally come with pickguards.  A beautiful example in the original case, and for those of you in a hurry, the '5 minute course for playing the tiple' is still in the case.
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~2010 LoPrinzi 3KT

A gorgeous abalone bound tenor uke equally lovely in appearance and sound.  As new condition, OHSC
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1957 gibson Country Western

With the exception of some finish crazing this guitar is virtually like new.  It has full  saddle height and is in superb condition in every respect.   The tuners look like new ....wait a sec, they are new ( the originals are in the case pocket.) OHC.
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1951 gibson ETU-1

A rare bird indeed, 1 of 88 ever made. This one is in very fine condition with no issues in the original case.
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1991 martin 00-18

Although Martin made a grundle of 00-18s in the 50s 60s and 70s production had slowed to a crawl by the time they discontinued making them in 1994. This one is one of four made in 1991, and it appears as if they made it quite nicely. It is very close to mint condition in the original hard case and plays and sounds exceptionally well.
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1953 martin 000-18

Just back from a neck set, very little playing wear, frets look unplayed. Replaced tuners and a very obvious centerseam reglue on the top below the bridge, standard pickguard crack. Has a pickup, my guess is it is one of the 'mystery top' guitars that seem common on 000-18s from 1953. HSC
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1939 martin 00-17

This one is about as clean as they get, no issues what so ever and played very little.  Fresh neck set.   It comes in the original case, very nice as well.  1 11/16" nut.
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1929 martin 000-18

This guitar is in great shape, just back from a neck set and plane and refret reinstalling the original bar frets.  It has a perfect replacement bridge and a bit of overspray where a pickguard would have been and just under the strings.  It has 3 filled screw holes from a tail piece that was once on it when the original bridge in the case) cracked, not very noticable.  In general a really great...
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2002 Deering Black Diamond

The Hard-to-Find Deering Black Diamond Model. Flat-Head Tone-Ring. Ebony Fingerboard with Hand-Engraved Diamond-Shaped Pearl Inlays. Black Binding on the Mahogany Neck and Resonator. Custom Engraved Armrest. A Black Remo Head Tops Off this Stunning Ensemble. A Gothic Twist on Deering's Classic Deluxe Model. Beautiful Nearly Un-Played Condition. Original Deering Hard Case.
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1969 Vega Vega Vox I Tenor Banjo

Archetypal Vega Tenor Banjo with Vox Deep-Dish Resonator and Top-Tension Design. 19 Frets, Full Scale. Chrome-Plated. Large Mother-of-Pearl Fingerboard Inlays. Excellent and Original with Recent Re-Fret. Last Year in Boston before Martin brought Vega to Nazareth, Pa. Power and Presentation with Great Playability and a Top Brand to be Proud Of. Original Hard Shell Case.
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1932 martin 00-21

this guitar demonstrates why '31-'32 are considered by far the best years for 12 fret martins. It has just an unbelievable sound, great neck set and saddle height and is just super. It has a later added pickguard, the bridge appears to be an excellent correct footprint, and one very slight hairline in the lower back. One of the best 00's I've ever played.
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1947 gibson L5 P

Of all the L5C's and P's I've owned during lifetime love affair with L5s this is the cutaway I kept for myself. Orignal outstanding and stunning in every regard.
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1964 Gibson Dove

This appears to be a custom guitar. It has the more desirable fixed saddle bridge, I believe it to be original as it is obvious where the more common adj bridge slot replaced, appears factory. The double pickguard I believe it original as well: the engraving is slightly different but the material is identical and that makes sense, as it would have been custom ordered; the treble side pickguard...
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1895 Lyon & Healy Washburn Presentation

A fancy "Presentation" banjo from the 1890's. 12" rim with 27" Scale length. An elaborate pearl inlay pattern on the fingerboard and peg-head facing, featuring some sort of leafy bush or vine with pearl and brass-wire inlays. The back of the mahogany neck is graced with possibly the longest heel-carving you or I have ever seen. Near the heel, a fearsome sea monster lurks, [or maybe it's a...
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1921 Vega Style L Banjo-Mandolin

Who doesn't like a well-played banjo-mandolin? Vega Style L Whyte Laydie banjo-mando, 10 1/8" rim, all-original and in Very Good to Excellent condition; Straight neck with low action. Nice original calf-skin head. Nice original hard case. The Whyte Laydie rim is also a desirable target for a 5-string conversion banjo...A new neck with a 24 3/4" scale makes a great "A" banjo or what used to...
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1949 Martin 00-28G

A fine Brazilian Rosewood Martin 00-28G nylon-string Classical guitar. "G" , possibly for "Gut", was Martin's designation for their classics until around 1960 when they changed the body-shape and the designation became "C", presumably for "Classical". Excellent and original with a few dings and signs of usage. Original tuners have been replaced with Schallor pegs. NO cracks or damage. Great to...
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