Laurence Wexer Ltd.
Laurence Wexer
New York, NY
10:46 PM
By appointment. Also available at (917) 848-2399

Payment is by check, bank check or wire transfer.

I try to represent all the instruments as accurately as I can. Some things, like sound,are quite subjective. All instruments are shipped on two day approval and are to be prepaid in full. The customer pays all shipping costs,including return shipping if the instrument is rejected. If there is damage when I ship the instrument to you please call me immediately.I will deal with my insurance company.If the instrument is damaged in transit from you to me, you are responsible for dealing with the damage and insurance. For refunds, all instruments must be returned in the same condition I shipped them in.Liability is up to the extent of my insurance coverage, which is usually repair plus depreciation,unless totalled.

All instruments are shipped on 48 hour approval, unless otherwise specified.

Found 26 matches

~1940 Martin 3M

A beautiful example of a classic Uke! No cracks, all original , and fine sounding instrument. Celluloid ornament at the lower part of the top and extra binding dress up the lovley mahogany back, sides top, and neck. As nice a one as you will find.
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1961 Gibson Super 400CES

Beautiful and great sounding, PAF equipped Super 400 . Sharp cutaway, lovely curly maple back , sides and neck. The classic jazz sound, as played by Kenny Burrell Larry Coryell and many more, A fine and rare instrument.
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1995 Buscarino Nevada Smith

This is a custom high end carved archtop from John Buscarino. Similar to his Monarch , but with fancy woods and custom vine fingerboard inlays. Stunning curly maple back sides and neck. Perfect setup. Floating pickup.
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1998 Manzer Absynthe

Linda Manzer , a highly regarded builder , made one of these for the Scott Chinery blue collection . This was the second one made after that. The color has greened a bi5 but the guitar remains in mint condition with a big sound and lovely response. Highly flamed maple back , sides and neck. Distinctive inlay in the headstock. 18” wide body.
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1941 Martin D-18

One of the cleanest prewar D-18s I have had in recent memory. It also sounds great and is set up cracks or issues, just a beautiful guitar. I will take better photos, but these will give you a good idea. This guitar is shown in a Fretboard journal video, ( vintage Martin D-18 comparison, Courtney Hartman ) .
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1902 Martin 00-42

An exquisite museum grade example of this turn of the century high end Martin guitar. No cracks or repairs other than a pro neck set. Excellent playability and sound. Beautiful Ivory appointments. Top grade Adirondack top and Brazilian Rosewood back and sides. As fine an early pearl inlaid Martin as one will find.
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~1935 Gibson Century of Progress

Excellent original condition , pearloid equipped a Century of Progress.curly maple back and sides. No cracks or repairs. Excellent action. Some weather ch3cking and normal signs of age for an 83 year old guitar. Loud and punchy sound.
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~1935 Gibson Nick Lucas

A fine Maple back and sides, fourteen fret Nick Lucas. Big strong sound. Recent pro neck top cracks , but Seam repair on the back . Rare and desireable model.
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1987 D’Aquisto New Yorker Deluxe

Beautiful master work of a guitar by James D’Aquisto. Full 18” New Yorker, made with the finest imported Spruce and European maple. Split block inlays on ebony fingerboard. Fine sound and playability. Headstock and heel cap just rebound by Cris Mirabella. Set up,with a floating JS pickup on the. Original guard. Call for further details.
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1938 Martin 000-45S

A stunning and fine sounding 14 fret 000-45. This guitar was custom ordered by Bill Boyd , of Bill Boyd and his Cowboy Ramblers. The custom feature was a 1 11/16” neck rather than the usual wider one. The guitar is in excellent condition, showing only light playing wear. The fingerboard was professionally replaced ,The job is undetectable. Neck set , refret and inlays by Ken Fallon.The sound is...
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1994 GILCHRIST 16” Archtop

A stunning guitar from Stephen Gilchrist of Australia. Though primarily known for his mandolins , Stephen makes Archtop guitar inspired by but not copies of the great dot neck L-5s . This very guitar was featured in Gilchrist’s printed catalog . The curly maple and wood choice is nothing short of spectacular. Wonderful complex tone and perfect playability. 16” wide body with 24.9 “ scale and a...
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2013 Martin M custom

A custom shop Martin in M size with a cutaway Adirondack top and Madagascar Rosewood back and sides. The woods are very high grade, including a curly mahogany neck. 1 3/4” nut width. Fitted with a Fishman pickup, this guitar is ready to go and use in stage,
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2001 Kim Walker SJ Style B Special

A fine hand built guitar from master craftsman Kim Walker. Adirondack spruce top, Choice Indian Rosewood back and sides. Lovely tone and response. Ornate floral inlay to the headstock, wood bound body. 1 3/4”nut width. A joy to play and hear.
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2006 Campellone Special

2006 Campellone Special 13 % off
A beautiful and virtually unplayed hand built Arch top. From Mark Campellone. Perfect workmanship, fine sound and playability. This guitar has lovely figured maple back and sides and a fine grained spruce top. 17”wide, 2 3/4” depth, 1 11/16” nut widths nad 24 3/4” scale. Floating Smith style pickup. Ready to play ! ( new lower price, was $6350)
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1944 Gibson SJ

Probably the cleanest one of these I have seen. Perfect action, chunky mahogany neck, 1 3/4" nut, adjustable truss rod. (FON 2694)Great warm sound.eveything you could want In a banner small side crack, otherwise practically perfect, including a mint original brown case. SOLD
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1936 D'Angelico Excel

A fine sounding original early Excel , with straight f-holes . The guitar shows playing wear but there are no significant repairs. One minor side crack and that’s it. Vintage style replacement tuners. Attractive curly maple back , sides and neck. 1 23/32" width nut, 24 3/4" scale.16 3/4" body width and 3" depth make this a very comfortable guitar to hold and play.
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1960 D'Angelico Excel Cutaway

A stunningly clean and fine example. No cracks or repairs. No binding issues. Beautiful smooth sound wit that warm midrange that these are known for. A few New Yorker features, like extra binding on the f holes and a NYstyle headstock. Cool alligator case.Highly figured imported woods. SOLD.
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1953 Stromberg Master 400 Cutaway

1953 Stromberg Master 400 Cutaway 24 % off
Extremely rare cutaway Master 400 . The guitar is in excellent playing condition with no cracks. It was professionally refinished about 20 years ago. The finish has aged back in nicely with some checking. The fingerboard was replaced at Gruhn guitars . Owned and used in performance by Riders in the Sky leader , Ranger Doug. Superb big sound. Single transverse brace. ( Price reduced , was $39,500)
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1998 Martin D-45 Custom

A very fancy deluxe version of the D-45 . Custom ordered with Brazilian rosewood back and sides, tree of life fingerboard inlay, scroll bridge inlay, and inlaid pickguard. Premium , fine grained Adirondack spruce top. Abalone backstrip, and vine inlay in the headstock. Scalloped bracing. A real presentation grade stunner.
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1957 Martin D-28

Cool ,bluegrass style 50s Brazitian D-28. It looks like the guitar went back to the factory for a large pickguard. The guard is under the finish, and there may be some overspray on the top. Bridge is reglued and bolted down. Classic sound. Original bracing and bridge plate.
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1986 Gibson Johnny Smith

Mint condition 25th anniversary model Johnny Smith. Single floating pickup. Highly figured maple . Attractive dark brown sunburst finish. Perfect playability. Original 1 11/16" width nut.
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1941 Stromberg Deluxe

1941 Stromberg Deluxe 28 % off
A very fine rare Deluxe in excellent plus original condition. No alterations or repairs. It appears to have had other tuners , restored to correct ones. Otherwise all correct. Single transverse brace.great playability and fantastic tone. New Price , was $28,000)
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1924 Gibson F-5

1924 Gibson F-5 21 % off
Fine original signed Loar F-5, dated March 31, 1924. Virzi equipped , this F-5 has a lovely warm and balanced tone but still retains some good punch and projection. The mandolin shows some scratching on the face but no cracks or any structural issues. A fine musical instrument.(new lower price, was $155,000, Motivated seller )
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1949 Gibson ES-350

A warm and full sounding ES-350 . Two P-90s . plays effortlessly. Some normal playing wear and one replaced pot. Pro refret. No cracks or other issues. A fine musical instrument.( new lower price , was $7000)
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1923 Gibson F-5

1923 Gibson F-5 26 % off
This Loar signed F-5 was owned by Eric Weissberg and used on many shows and recordings. It is in fine original condition with no cracks or repairs , other than a refret. It does have a reproduction tailpiece cover. It is a fine musical instrument , as one would expect from a prime period 1923 F-5 mandolin. Quarter sawn maple, Cremona brown sunburst.( final price reduction , $125,000)
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1939 Gibson SJ-100

1939 Gibson SJ-100 33 % off
A very rare early specification SJ-100 with open Mustache bridge with individual saddles and stairstep headstock. Only about 138 of this model were made in total and only a fraction had these early specs and longer scale length. Huge sound and fine playability. This guitar has had some restoration , but is original finish and solid. There are two repaired back cracks , some touchup on the front...
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