Jet City Guitars, LLC
Jim Brown
206-669-7099
Seattle, WA
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We represent the instruments as accurately as we can. All instruments are shipped on 48-hour approval. If there is damage as a result of the shipping, please contact us immediately and we will deal with the insurance company. If the instrument is damaged in transit from you to me, then you are responsible for dealing with the damage and insurance. For refunds, all instruments must be returned in the same condition as we shipped them in.

All instruments are shipped on 48-hour approval. If there is damage as a result of the shipping, please contact us immediately and we will deal with the insurance company. If the instrument is damaged in transit from you to me, then you are responsible for dealing with the damage and insurance. For refunds, all instruments must be returned in the same condition as we shipped them in.

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1951 C. F. Martin D-28

$11,000
SN 119065. Fresh from the work bench of Dennis Berck is this outstanding 1951 Martin D-28. Dennis provided a fresh neck reset, new frets, and exact repro bridge. In '51 Martin was still making guitars by hand in the old North Street factory with super high quality tonewoods. It's one of the finest D-28s I've played. The back and sides are quarter-sawn crack free Brazilian, mostly straight grain...
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1940 C. F. Martin D-18

$15,500
SN: 74472. NEW PRICE. Well played example of a narrow neck, rear-X, scalloped bracing model made between mid-1939 and late 1944. During WWII the ebony T-bar was replaced by ebony reinforcement, which changes the character of the tone. This one has the metal reinforcement which many feel give the guitar a more powerful bass and a more complex midrange. This guitar certainly has that in spades. The...
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2006 Moll Custom Guitars William Moll Prototype Orchestra Model

$5,995
SN P200601. Prototype flattop guitar hand built by renowned archtop luthier William E. Moll III. The Moll flattop line consists of three models – an SJ, and OM, and a 000 – but none are exactly like this. It is called an “Auditorium Prototype Model” incorporating the body shape of the SJ but with smaller dimensions. It is 15 ¾” across the lower bout, 12” across the upper, 4 5/8” deep at the tail...
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2003 Santa Cruz Guitar Company Bob Brozman Baritone

$3,000
SN 4221. Here is an interesting collaboration between Richard Hoover of Santa Cruz Guitar Company and the late great guitarist and ethnomusicologist Bob Brozman. The considerable scale length of 27 inches is intended to give piano-like clarity to open tunings, slack key, and deep Baritone tunings. The scale length, combined with the heftier baritone strings from GHS, provides firmer feedback than...
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1998 Ron Phillips Tricone

$4,950
SN: 16. Handcrafted resonator by master builder Ronald E. Phillips of Martinez, CA. German silver, curly maple neck with binding and simple inlaid woods. Ebony fretboard. Florentine style cutaway and woven grates. Hand spun cones installed with a sculpted t-bar from a proprietary alloy. The bridge, cover-plate, and headstock reflect Ron’s love of art deco style and mastery of materials. He...
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2015 Matt Arcara MGA Guitars OM-18

$3,950
SN 108 Here is an interesting and elegant guitar by young Maine-based luthier (and Winfield flatpicking champ) Matthew Grant Arcara. He makes a very clean guitar with an eye toward materials and subtle design. Matt generally builds dreadnoughts so this OM is a bit of a departure and a rarity. The top is a select Adirondack spruce and the back and sides are straight grain mahogany. The binding is...
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1931 C. F. Martin OM-18

$15,000
SN 47793. Here is an early OM-18 with an interesting combination of features – banjo tuners, belly bridge, peghead decal, and large pickguard – clearly a guitar that was made right in the middle of the feature changes or one that remained “in the white” for a while during a slow time in the Great Depression. The guitar clearly shows some wear but it has an incredible voice and plays easily. As...
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1963 C. F. Martin 000-28c

$4,500
SN 189,091. The 000-28c is a larger bodied classical guitar introduced by Martin in 1961 and made in small numbers until it was discontinued in 1965. The model is prized for the elongated 20’s style 15” body and some of the finest Brazilian rosewood in Martin’s stash. They are fair classical instruments, fun to play as folk guitars, and make fine conversions to 12-fret, long scale steel string...
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2016 Bagnasco & Casati D-28

$6,500
Andreas Bagnasco and Alessio Casati are trending young artisan guitar builders committed to making guitars in the traditional way from the finest materials. They buy moon-harvested, air dried Alpine spruce directly from loggers. They use real celluloid trim and nitrocellulose lacquer and hot hide glue construction throughout. Their basic blueprints are informed by the vintage repair work they...
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1939 C. F. Martin 000-28

$38,500
71961 – Here is an uncirculated prewar 000-28 in stunning condition brought back to original playing specs by Dennis Berck of Eugene, OR. It is a veritable time capsule. Book matched Brazilian Rosewood back with some figuring, zigzag center strip, and ivoroid binding. Straight grained Brazilian sides joined at the butt end by white ivoroid and original end pin. Adirondack spruce top with a fine...
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1944 Gibson LG-2

$5,000
FON illegible. Here is a banner LG-2 from 1944 in excellent plus condition and playing shape. It is the quintessential wartime banner utilizing almost all North American materials: four-piece spruce top, multi-piece mahogany back, gumwood bridge and fretboard, and maple and walnut neck with ebony reinforcement. Oh yeah, a poplar neck block. Despite the mutt-like pedigree, it plays and sounds like...
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1942 C. F. Martin 0-15

$3,500
82375 – A very nice example of Martin’s simplest production model that was designed to meet the needs of a nation struggling to come out of depression. I’ve read that Martin prototyped a couple of these in birch and/or maple but decided on mahogany. An entry level or student guitar to some, the 0-15 would be a big step up for someone playing a birch flattops with a tailpiece. This one has a...
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1944 Gibson J-45

$7,500
NO FON – Powerful sounding banner J-45 in excellent playing and structural condition with some capable repairs and maintenance. It was purchased fairly recently from Carter Vintage, the very fine shop in Nashville, TN and had a nice life in the Midwest until it was traded to me. It’s had a recent neck reset and complete refret, courtesy, I suspect, of the Carters. The neck angle is perfect; the...
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1939 C. F. Martin 0-18

$6,000
72324 – Very crisp and clean example from an interesting transitional period for Martin – late 1938 and early 1939. This little beauty has mahogany back and sides, red spruce top, ebony bridge, fretboard, and rosewood headstock overlay. No repairs but the usual maintenance – neck reset, new frets, and exact repro bridge. The bridge plate appears to be a replacement but it’s the correct thickness,...
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1935 Gibson Roy Smeck Stage Deluxe

$8,950
FON: 366A-4. Fans of the Stage Deluxe claim the early configuration with the smaller sound hole and two tone bars is superior to the later ones. They’ll get no argument from me. Converted in the shop of Alan Perlman, this is a virtual powerhouse that also has great nuance and complexity. The conversion included neck reset, frets installed, new bridge, nice tall compensated saddle, and new fitted...
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1930 C. F. Martin 0-18K

$5,500
SN: 42470. Hawaiian Koa back, sides, and top with a matte finish, twelve fret mahogany neck with slotted headstock, ebony fretboard and bridge. Multi-ply top binding and single ply back binding still rosewood. It’s hard to imagine the passion felt for Hawaiian music in the early 20th Century when Martin was using more Koa than rosewood. This one started life in 1930 set up for Hawaiian play with...
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1946 C. F. Martin D-28

$23,500
SN: 97969. Very fine example of a late herringbone era D-28. Identical to the wartime D-28s with the exception of a heftier neck profile, Sitka spruce top, and the introduction (in 1945) of tapered bracing. The tapered bracing combined with the Sitka offered a stiffer top with more stability than the Adirondack and scalloped bracing. The resulting tone is more focused, particularly on the bass...
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2001 Collings D2HV BaaaA Brazilian

$7,450
SN: 6974. Fifteen year old Collings D2HV BaaaA made with book matched master-grade Brazilian rosewood (AAA-rated) and Adirondack spruce top. The quality of the materials harkens back to an earlier age – notably the wartime Martins – where the mostly tight grains were punctuated by a dark stripe. The grain is not as straight as the golden era examples but head and shoulders above most of what’s...
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2015 C. F. Martin 000-28K Authentic 1921

$3,950
SN: 1872303. NEW PRICE. This faithful reproduction of the 1921 000-28K that resides in the Martin Museum is perhaps the most impressive small-bodied guitar in the Authentic series. It’s a dynamic finger style solo guitar with great response, dynamic range, and wonderful sustain and overtones. This one was hand selected from five at Elderly Instruments. True to its roots, it has crazy flame Koa...
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2005 Santa Cruz Guitar Company D/PW

$2,650
SN: 4984. NEW PRICE. Here is a very finely crafted dreadnought in showroom condition with the forward X and scalloped bracing of a prewar Martin dread with East Indian Rosewood back and sides and style 18 type appointments. Santa Cruz considers this an entry-level guitar but the quality is comparable to their high end, particularly the tone woods. The Sitka top is quite select with fine, even...
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1936 C. F. Martin 000-18

$10,500
SN: 63900. Mahogany back and sides, ebony fretboard and bridge, red spruce top, advanced X bracing, factory scallop, hefty wide neck and string spacing. The tone is open, woody, longish sustain, with a low end surge. It’s fun to play and sounds great. Issues include a replacement bridge 1/8th inch oversized in each direction probably to correct intonation and replacement maple bridge plate that...
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1927 C. F. Martin 000-18

$15,500
SN: 31429. This guitar has everything a great vintage guitar should have -- bass, mid, treble, response, sustain, volume — and curb appeal. The large body – very near the size of a dreadnought – and the 25.4” scale provide drive and power. The impeccable Adirondack top responds to the lightest fingerpicking or the most forceful right hand. The 1 7/8” nut and wide string spacing at the bridge make...
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1957 C. F. Martin D-28

$15,500
SN 152776: The first guitar made in 1957 happened to be a D-28 and a sunburst. And it happened to be this one. Possibly a special order, Martin sunbursts in the 1950’s are few and far between. It’s important to note that in the 50s Martin was still making guitars largely by hand in its old North Street workshop and the quality is evident. The rosewood is quite select the Sitka top is very lively...
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~2007 Beard R Series

$1,950
NEW PRICE. Here is an attractive, high-end resonator squareneck from the workshop of Paul Beard. The Beard R Model is positioned for the player seeking the classic style and sound of the 1930s resonators with a smaller body shape and open soundwell. It features a solid mahogany body, mahogany neck, curly maple binding, classic burst finish, front, back and sides, fancy back center strip and...
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1940 C. F. Martin 00-18

$6,995
SN 74787. I’ve been very fortunately to find some great guitars this year in both the player and collector category. Here is an excellent players guitar purchased from the same family as the 1946 000-21 and clearly this one got the majority of the playing time. It has the open, woody, and sparkly sound I love from the Martin mahogany small bodies. It appears to have had a lifetime of strumming...
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1946 C. F. Martin 000-21

$10,500
SN: 93875. NEW PRICE. Very clean one-owner example of one of Martin’s long running models made in small quantities. I think of the 000-21 as the photo-negative image of its cousin the 000-28; with herringbone inlayed around the sound hole rather than the top, black pins with white dots as opposed to white with black dots, black and white binding versus the black and white rosette of the 28. But...
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1925 Weymann Orchestra Style 2 Model Guitar Banjo

$3,000
Weymann Orchestra Style 2 Model Guitar Banjo (1925), made in Philadelphia, PA, natural varnish finish, laminated maple rim, neck and resonator, original black hard shell case. An extremely rare instrument; Weymann's 1920's banjos are fairly well known in tenor form, but 6-string guitar variants hardly ever surface. The Style 2 Orchestra model Guitar-Banjo was a catalog item briefly in the...
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~1928 Washburn 5238

$5,500
SN: 1809. Washburn 5238 from the late 1920’s made in the Lyon & Healy factory in very nice condition. Many of the impressive instruments from lesser known brands of the 20’s and 30’s compete very favorably with Martin and Gibson in workmanship and tone. This 14" 00-sized competitor to the 00-28 is no exception. The very lightly braced top combine with the rosewood back and sides to provide rich...
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~2009 National Style N

$3,000
SN: 18506. German Silver Style N single cone constructed with the same material and style as the Style N's of the late 1920's. The body, coverplate, and tailpiece are highly polished and nickel plated. A traditional sunburst maple neck in matte finish is bound in ivoroid, with a wide 1 13/16ths” nut, solid headstock fitted with vintage-style engraved tuners and 14 frets clear of the body. An...
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1935 National Style 0

$3,750
SN: S6442. Killer sounding and rare 13 ½ fret National Style O with slotted headstock. Seeing the future the Dopyera brothers sought to create a 14-fret guitar without retooling the body. The result is a longer scale Style 0 made only a short period of time. The added scale length got them almost to 14-frets clear (but not quite) but it gave the guitar a different character. It has the bound...
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