KR Strings
Kilin Reece
808~387~4583
Kailua, Hawaii
11:53 PM
8:00 am. - 6:00 pm Monday-Saturday By appointment only

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All instruments are packaged professionally by us in our shop. We use USPS, UPS, or Fed Ex with costs to be determined.

Buyers have 72 hours approval period to examine and play the instruments. Buyer pays full shipping both ways if instrument is returned. Instruments must be returned in the same condition they are shipped in.

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Ed Foley OM Brazilian

$5,400
1994 Foley OM (Spruce/Brazilian) w case A very small handfull of builders can claim Bill Monroe as an endorsee, and for many no more need be said. If its good enough for Mr. Monroe...well that kinda says it all. But its not just the Bluegrass icon that believes in Ed Foleys work, his fan base runs wide and deep across many styles and eras of musicians, and its not hard to understand why....
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2016 Rodrigo Moreira 00 Slot head Special

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Absolutely stunning guitar from a celebrated and talented builder. Rodrigo Moreira has studied with Luthery great Kim Walker, and has been making exceptional handmade classical, and steel string guitars for several years. This 00 brings together some very masterfully executed and tasteful touches, and draws on several traditions in American steel string design. A deeper bodied 00 size guitar...
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1978 Ibanez Howard Roberts

$1,800
So faithful a copy of a Gibson, Gibson sued, and won. Gibson has had to sue a fair amount of people over the years, the result of being clever innovators and getting a head start on nearly every other major electric/acoustic guitar company in the world. This Ibanez Howard Roberts model, with Bill Lawrence pickup with added features is a great affordable quality guitar that is a lot of fun to...
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2012 Eastman Pisano Pisano Custom

$2,250
A truly exceptional working musicians archtop guitar. Designed by Pisano himself with a custom pickup by Kent Armstrong this guitar will deliver class and depth in sound and looks. Big sweet jazz tone that wont break the bank. From the Eastman website: John Pisano has been formally recognized as one of the nation’s finest guitarists. He has an extremely diverse background, having emerged on...
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1978 Takamine F-455s

$3,200
Top of the line Takamine in the style of S.L. Mossman. These were a foray into the high end market by Takamine, who at the time were already giving major Domestic companies consistent pressure to keep American quality of a high standard. Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, Tree of Life inlay down the neck,
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1929 C.F. Martin & Co. Tenor

$1,800
Early style Martin Tenor guitar. Mahogany back, sides and neck, Adirondack "Red" Spruce top. All original, no repairs, Grover banjo style tuning keys. Rare to find these with only honest wear and with the original case also in great shape. Many people are rediscovering the Tenor guitar tuned CGDA and are adding a whole new sound to the mix. Another common tuning is DGBE, or baritone ukulele...
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1969 BC Rich Brazilian/Sitka Spruce 45 style Abalone

$7,500
Special guitar made for McCabes guitar store in Santa Monica Ca. by B.C. Rich luthier Bernie Rico. extensive Abalone purfling on top, back & sides, diamond fingerboard inlays. Hand written label to then manager of McCabes Music. Great condition, ready to play. With hard case.
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2010 Michael Greenfield 7 String Alpine Spruce/Master grade Koa Fan Fret

$11,000
Stunning in every way. Very pleased to present this innovative and revolutionary concept from a builder at the top of his craft. Highly recommend the documentary (link below) for anyone with an interest in how guitars are made by one of the best luthiers working today. Extremely powerful and dynamic guitar. In a parallel universe Michael Greenfield is surely designing the most innovative and...
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2001 Doerr Brazilian Rosewood/Red Cedar LS

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There is an overwhelming quality in certain instruments that it is hard to pinpoint. This quality must be the result of many factors intersecting- the pairing of woods, exacting and artistic detail, a natural feel in the hand, and possibly the most profound- a unified design that is balanced, graceful and simply put, sexy. The best instruments seem to have grown into perfect fruition, born...
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1937 C.F. Martin & Co. D-28

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Great sounding D-28 fully restored by Lays Guitars in Akron Ohio. This guitar has an extremely open voice and is a pleasure to play. Perfectly quartered Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, re-topped with a great piece of Red Spruce, this guitar sounds very alive and well broken in. This guitar has had a full professional refinish performed by one of the longest running and well respected...
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2000 James Goodall KCJC Koa Concert Jumbo Cutaway

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Fantastic example of Goodalls sound. One of my consistently favorite builders, the Goodalls were a pillar of the luthier community here in Hawaii until their move to the Northern California coast a few years back. This is an extremely versatile guitar that performs under a pick or fingers with volume and tone to spare. Upgrades include Abalone purfling, diamond and doves fingerboard inlay and...
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1940 C.F. Martin & Co. R-18

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Another great sounding vintage Martin archtop. Many people choose to convert these to flat tops, but in their day they were quite popular. This guitars pickguard seems to have decayed while left in the case, and as it melted it marred the finish. We are offering this as is, though it would not bee too hard for a qualified luthier to undo the damage. With original chipboard case.
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1990 Shanti D-12-3

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Stunning Brazilian Rosewood back and sides Michael Hornick masterpiece! Thrilled to present this guitar for sale, Ive been a fan of Michaels work for a long time from my days at Santa Cruz Guitar Co. when Michael would swing through S.C. on visits from Northern California. Michaels work has been at the forefront of the West Coast school of contemporary Luthiery for many years. Shanti owners...
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2002 Taylor NS 6

$1,795
Many contemporary guitarists want the sound of a classical nylon string, with the familiar playability of a steel string neck. Taylor has answered the call with the NS-6 featuring a radiused fingerboard, 1 7/8" nut (narrower than standard nut width for classical guitars), Fishman pickup system, and stunning flamed Big Leaf maple back and sides. This era for Taylor had some issues with finish...
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1934 C.F. Martin & Co. C-3

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Rare to find a C-3 that hasnt been converted to a flat top, but here it is. Early 30s Brazilian Rosewood archtop, with original pickguard, original tailpeice (replated) and case. While the sound of these Martin archtops never became as popular as other archtop makers of the day, Martin sold more than a few of these and for those that appreciate their tone, they are hard to beat. This guitar...
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1935 C.F. Martin & Co. R-18

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Classic Martin Arch top guitar. This would be an excellent candidate for conversion to a 000-18.
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~2010 Guild® D-55

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A solid workhorse of a guitar. Guilds take on a full size acoustic steel string, featuring classic appointments of Mother of Pearl block fingerboard inlays, 5ply binding and Indian Rosewood back and sides. In near mint condition. With original hard case.
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1985 Yamaha LL -55

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Extremely rare hand made deluxe Yamaha guitar. These models were not available for sale outside of Japan, and are highly prized by collectors and players for their rarity and tone. Notable performers include Bluegrass legend Mac Wiseman, Dan Fogelberg, and Randy Travis. Brazilian Rosewood, 45 style abalone inlay, nothing was spared here! Comes with original deluxe hardshell case.
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1996 TJ Thompson OM Koa/Adirondack

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The finest OM I have ever had the pleasure of playing. If we compare C.F Martins lineage of guitar building to that of the Amati family in the violin world, TJ Thompson could only be considered in the same role as that of Antonio Stradivarius. Taking the blueprint of a 1930s OM, TJ has refined the model and added his own mark to what is considered by many to be the zenith of steel string guitar...
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1944 C.F. Martin & Co. 000-18 1944

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Here we have a very light, open and easy playing scallop braced Adirondack top 000-18 in excellent structural condition, with an old refinish. No cracks or repairs, original pickguard, replaced tuners. A real joy to play, this has the sound discerning players are chasing more and more.
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1997 Jeff Traugott Model R Indian Rosewood/German Spruce

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Stellar guitar, in excellent condition, plays like a dream. Growing up in Santa Cruz Ca, and eventually working at the Santa Cruz Guitar Co, I like many other aspiring California luthiers have always held a special appreciation for Jeff Traugotts work and business model. Choosing to maintain absolute control over every aspect of his instruments from wood curing and selection to building and...
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1958 C.F. Martin & Co. 0-18 1958

$3,350
Very clean all original late 50s "Concert" body size Martin guitar, with a huge voice. This guitar is simply captivating. Every year more and more players are realizing the power and balance contained in smaller bodied Martins, and are turning to them for the classic Martin tone, with a more intimate quality. The 1950s martin production created many many fine guitars, that in my opinion rival...
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1980 Gurian CMPH Maple Spruce cutaway

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Michael Gurian is a renowned innovator in the world of guitar design, and for those "in the know" has long been a go to builder for contemporary steel strings. This guitar features flamed Maple back and sides, spruce top, herringbone purfling and a florentine style cutaway for ease of access to the upper register. Simple, clean lines throughout, and a dynamic sound that would lend...
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1977 Mossman Golden Era

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Top of the line Dreadnought from a lesser known, yet celebrated maker. For many years Mossman was the go to builder for flatpickers looking for a contemporary and versatile sound, yet strongly grounded in the Martin tradition. Legendary players, contest winners and studio musicians have known about and used Mossmans guitars extensively. This is possibly the loudest dreadnought I have heard,...
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2005 Gibson J200 limited edition custom Vine

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Stunning J-200 from Gibsons custom shop. This guitar is in excellent condition and features a classic Gibson sunburst, extensive abalone and mother of pearl inlay. An unparalleled statement of Gibsons authority in the design and execution of remarkable jumbo steel strings.
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~2000 RICH & TAYLOR Custom Deluxe

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Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, Spruce top. Abalone 45 style purfling, vine fingerboard inlay and unique abalone trim on bridge. One repaired ding on top and back.
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2001 C.F. Martin & Co. D-42 K

$4,250
This is a great example of this rare model, exceptionally curly Koa and premium quality Sitka Spruce top. This guitar belonged previously to a close personal friend of Mike Longworth and was handpicked by Mike from Martin for the original owner. This guitar will be sold with an original copy of Longworths Martin book, signed and dedicated to his friend. Extensive pearl work throughout this...
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1973 Yamaha FG 2500

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Yamaha is known the world over for making great guitars in almost every popular size and tone wood combination. Less people know that early on they also had some very high end and innovative models that achieved a cult following almost immediately. The story I have heard is that Yamaha bought a good stash of highly desirable tonewoods, and had several models made in an attempt to compete with the...
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1974 Ramirez Segovia

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For those who know the Ramirez story, theres not much description needed here. The Ramirez legacy of Classical guitar building is about as good as it gets. Working intimately with Andres Segovia, Ramirez developed this model after years of feed back from arguably the most definitive and well versed masters of Classical guitar. Built in a small shop by skilled and legendary craftsmen under the...
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