Kovacik Guitars and Fretted Instrument Repair
Steven Kovacik
Scotia, NY
8:46 PM
By appointment

Money order, personal check (must clear before item ships), cashier check, wire transfer, Paypal.

I generally ship by UPS and will ship an item within 48 hours (usually the next day) of having received or cleared payment. Exact shipping costs will be added to the total for the buyer once the buyer has provided a shipping address. I insure everything for fulll purchase price.

Items are sold with a 48 hour approval period unless clearly marked "AS IS" in the listing. AS IS items are not returnable. If an item is going to be returned it is at the buyer's expense and the item must be shipped within 24 hours of the buyer notifying Kovacik Guitars of intent to return. Any returned items must be shipped in the original packaging and MUST be fully insured when returned. Once an item is returned to Kovacik Guitars and judged to be in the same condition as when originally sold a full refund will be issued.

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2011 Kovacik Guitars Pre-War D Brazilian/Adirondack

2011 Kovacik Pre-war style D Brazilian Rosewood/Adirondack Spruce #56 I built this guitar for a customer in 2011 who recently consigned it for sale in my shop. This is a special guitar, and the Brazilian rosewood that was selected for the back and sides is one of the nicest sets I've ever had, and the Adirondack top as well. Both top and back show all of the best qualities that these two...
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1971 C.F. Martin & Co. D-28

1971 Martin D-28 #285615 The pickguard has been replaced on this old D-28 but everything else is original. The guitar has a repaired pick guard crack under the B string (glued and cleated), and has had a neck reset (at Kovacik Guitars about 10 years ago). I also think that at some point in the past the guitar had the saddle slot widened slightly and a compensated saddle installed, most...
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1976 C.F. Martin & Co. D-18 S

1976 Martin D-18S #380313 This D-18 is one of 40 made in '76, toward the tail end of the popularity surge of the 12 fret models that started in the early 60s. Soon after this one was made 12 fretters would largely disappear from the Martin catalog in any numbers for until sometime in the mid-late 90s. This example has some miles on it but it is a solid player that needs nothing. The Sitka...
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~1935 Regal B & J Serenader 00

This little Regal made B & J Serenader is very cool and unusual. The body is the width and length of a 12 fret 00 (14 1/8” wide and 19 3/8” long) but it has a neck with 14 frets to the body and a slotted headstock. Odd combination of features. Add a cherry burst, amoeba shaped tortoise pickguard and colorful B & J headstock decal and label and you've got one attractive package. Back and sides...
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~1934 Regal "Kleartone" Gem

Though there is no definitive attribution to Regal found on this guitar (no label, badge or stamp that says so) the heel shape, pick guard shape and other construction/design details suggest that this guitar was built by Regal. The pearloid headstock overlay is similar to those found on several brands of guitars built by Regal. This little guitar looks like it was built to compete with the...
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~1936 Slingerland May Bell #6

Most of the May Bell flat top guitars I've seen were small bodied instruments but this one has a full 15” lower bout. Found in the 1936 catalog on slingerlandguitars.com this guitar is listed as a May Bell style #6. The top, back and sides are solid birch, the neck maple and the board and bridge are rosewood. The neck has been reset and refretted and the bridge has been replaced. The tuners...
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~1940 S.S. Stewart Mahogany 00

With a 14 1/4” lower bout this guitar is close in size to a Martin 00. The body has solid mahogany top, back and sides, the neck is mahogany and the fret board and bridge are Brazilian rosewood. The front of the headstock sports a gold silk-screened “SS STEWART” logo while the back of the headstock shows a “B & J Certified Musical Products” label (B & J was a retail store). This guitar is...
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~1935 Oahu jumbo

Though this guitar bears no Oahu marking of any kind it does have the Oahu headstock shape and the body shape and dimensions match those of some of the Oahu jumbos of the 30s, so I'm going with attribution to Oahu. The guitar has a lower bout width of 15 5/8” and body depth of 3 3/8”, the scale is 25.4”. The top is solid spruce and is flat, the back and sides are maple (difficult to say if they...
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~1936 Oahu 66k (converted)

This Oahu model 66K was originally meant for Hawaiian play (made with a square neck) but a previous owner re-shaped the neck for Spanish style play. When I recently acquired the guitar I completed the conversion by resetting the neck, radiusing and refretting the fret board. The 15 1/2” lower bout and 3 3/4” body depth give this guitar some power. The body is entirely solid mahogany, the neck...
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~1956 CF Martin & Co. Style 0

Cute as a button, this late 1950s style 0 is in excellent condition cosmetically and structurally. The entirely original instrument shows some light finish crazing on the body and a few small nicks here and there but but no play wear and overall much less handling wear than is typical for a 60 year old instrument. There are no cracks and no repairs have ever been needed. Plays and sounds...
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1992 Taylor 615

#16972...The 615 boasts a jumbo body with highly figured maple back and sides that make this guitar particularly handsome. The top is sitka spruce, the neck mahogany and the fretboard/bridge ebony. This one has just had the frets dressed, which was all that it needed to be ready to go. Structurally good inside and out. Cosmetically the guitar shows signs of use in the form of some dings and...
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~1928 Weymann & Sons Model 750

By the serial number (43114) the guitar was made in 1928. The model 750 has solid mahogany back and sides, solid spruce top, mahogany neck and rosewood fret board and bridge. The top and back are rosewood bound with multi-colored 'rope' style purfilings against the top, back and sides under the binding. The rosette is a three ring affair of rope purfling and simple lines. The fret board is...
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~1937 Regal Playtime Deluxe

This Regal Playtime Deluxe is in excellent condition, the tuners have been replaced with modern open gear Grovers and the pickguard is replaced but everything else is original. Typical finish dings and scrapes but overall cosmetic presentation is very good. Solid spruce top, solid mahogany sides, veneered mahogany back. The top is ladder braced. The original lacquer finish is burst on the...
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~2011 Potomac (Eastman) PVO-28 (000 size)

SN. 642...Potomac Guitars were made by Eastman but discontinued a couple of years back, this is a new-old-stock item, never sold. Eastman still makes this same Guitar, it just says "Eastman" on the headstock now. The guitar has laminate Indian Rosewood back and sides and a solid spruce top. The neck is mahogany with a rosewood fret board and bridge. The top has scalloped X bracing. The...
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~1950 Regal Junior Jumbo

This Regal Junior Jumbo is likely from the late 40s or early 50s. The Junior Jumbo shape is similar to the Gibson made Kalamazoo KG-11, but the Junior Jumbo has a full 15" lower bout making it larger than the KG-11. The scale length is 24 3/4", the nut width 1 11/16". The back and sides are solid mahogany, the top is solid red spruce. The top is excellent quality and well quartered. The neck...
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~2005 Kentucky KM-675

Used KM-675, very nice all solid wood F style mandolin in near mint condition. The mando was won in a raffle at the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival about 10 years ago, the winner played it very little over the last decade. All original, fresh set up, original high end square hard case. Good tone and playability. Call or email for more details, $625
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1964 C.F. Martin & Co. 000-28C steel string conversion

Serial number 194406. I converted this guitar from the original nylon string specs to steel string back in 2002. The guitar received a new European spruce top with scalloped 5/16" gauge traditional X bracing and style 28 rosette and herringbone top trim. The neck was replaced with a factory made (assembled, carved, fretted, inlaid with abalone dot position markers and finished) neck with a...
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1929 CF Martin & Co. A style

SN. 14532. Very cool, all original Martin A style mandolin. Mahogany back and sides, spruce top, mahogany neck, ebony fret board and bridge. The top and back are crack free, there are two 1" repaired cracks in the bass side. The neck is straight, frets good, all bracing secure. The original Waverly tuners are working well. The frets have just been leveled and dressed, the instrument needs...
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~1950 CF Martin & Co. C1 Concert

This sweet little C1 Ukulele is in excellent condition overall and has its original Geib chipboard case. The uke is late 40s/early 50s. Solid mahogany back, sides and top, mahogany neck with Brazilian rosewood fret board and lovely tortoise binding on top and back. The back has three hairline cracks repaired, each is about 2" in length. Two are at the waist and one is in the middle. These...
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2013 Kovacik Guitars 000-42 style Brazilian rosewood

Spectacular color and figure in the Brazilian along with style 42 abalone combine with striking visual result on this 000-42. The guitar has solid Brazilian rosewood back and sides (the back is 4 pieces, joined to look like a traditional 2 piece back), Engleman spruce top, mahogany neck, ebony fret board and bridge. The style 42 top pearl is bordered with wood black/white/black purflings and...
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Grover Kluson Waverly guitar tuners G-98, G-93, WG-31, etc

Kovacik Guitars stocks an extensive inventory of vintage guitar tuners by Kluson, Grover, Waverly and other manufacturers that were found on various models of vintage flat top collectible guitars. Please visit my website at www.guitar-repair.com to view a complete listing of vintage guitar tuners currently in stock.
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