Laurence Wexer Ltd.
Laurence Wexer
212-532-2994
New York, NY
10:23 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.

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1988 D’Aquisto Jim Hall

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The second generation D’Aquisto laminate hollow bodies were made from 1982 on . This guitar was made by James D’Aquisto , not a copy. These feature hand made laminates and solid sides and neck. This one is blonde ; one of three I have accounted for. There is some weather checking but the guitar is original and sounds fantastic. Fitted with a Bill Lawrence which sounds warm and fat . The heel...
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1953 Martin 5-18

$3,400
A fine original condition 5-18. This model is a small guitar designed to be tuned up a minor third higher than standard. Standard 18 style appointments, mahogany back and sides , Sitka spruce top. No cracks or issues. This model was used notably by Marty Robbins.
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1961 Gibson ES-335

$30,000
A fine and all original dot neck 335. PAF pickups. No repairs or alterations. Nice feeling neck; rounded and slightly smaller than a 59 , but not the flat neck. Rich sounding pickups. A bit of checking commensurate with age but no playing wear .
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2019 Klein sTele

$3,500
Brand new ; this is one of Steve Klein’s recent designs. It is an ergonomically designed Klein with Tele electronics and his new headstock design. Redwood body and curly maple neck. This guitar is from Klein’s initial batch of this model. Comes with a deluxe leather gig bag.
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1991 D’Aquisto Excel

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One of only two non cutaway Excels made by the Master James D’Aquisto. One of the finest sounding acoustic archtops I have had . The guitar was rebound by Cris Mirabella and remains in beautiful crack free condition. Sold !
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1958 Gibson L-5c

$10,500
A classic archtop , equipped with a floating DeArmond pickup. Select curly maple back , sides and neck, spruce top. A nice original guitar with no cracks or issues. Two tiny screw holes near the tailpiece ( I cant figure out why) . Otherwise just some checking and normal signs of age. Minimal playing wear and good neck angle . ( new price, was $11,500)
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1967 Gibson Tal Farlow

$8,750
A stunningly clean Tal Farlow in Viceroy brown sunburst finish. The guitar shows no playing wear and looks almost new. All original with no issues or repairs. The nut is the narrower one , typical of the period . Playability and neck feel are excellent . A very rare model; only 215 original made.
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1929 Martin 00-28

$18,500
A beautiful example of a True steel string 12 fret 00-28. No cracks, TJ Thompson neck set. Great tone and response. A few signs of light wear , but a fine original , no excuses guitar. Adirondack spruce top, straight grain Brazilian Rosewood back and sides. Herringbone top trim.
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1999 Gilchrist 16” Archtop

$22,500
A virtuallly Unplayed Gilchrist archtop. Known for his amazing mandolins, he has built beautiful archtops for many years. His are a modern interpretation based on the original Loar L-5s. Varnish finish, stunning woods and a huge acoustic voice,
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1923 Martin 000-18

$15,000
A beautiful, near mint guitar. 12 fret , long scale 000 with Mahogany back and sides. No cracks, perfect action . Has had light strings on it for years and handles them perfectly. Beautiful tone and response
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1935 Martin 00-42

$28,500
A fine and rare pearl trimmed prewar Martin. Obtained from the family of the original owner, this is an unmolested and original guitar . The instrument does show playing wear , but no abuse. There is a minor side crack and the bridge has been reglued . The guitar appears to never having had a neck set and action is fine as is. Fine sound , as one would expect. A high end and cool guitar.
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1951 Gibson L-7CN

$6,500
Lovely blonde cutaway L-7 from the early 50s. Full feeling , comfortable neck. Not too big, just right. Pro refret and repro pickguard with a floating pickup make the guitar gig ready and a pleasure to play. No cracks or repairs. Excellent acoustic sound , as well.
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1948 Gibson L-7

$4,500
A fine and original blonde L-7 ,noncutaway. The guitar has had a pro refret , but no cracks or repairs. Fine sound and perfect setup. The mounting hardware for the pickguard is in the case. Attractive curly maple back , sides and neck. A great playing instrument.
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1954 Gibson ES-5

$7,500
A beautiful original guitar! All original, super clean with no issues or repairs. Straight neck, perfect neck angle and action. Only a few minor signs of wear keep it from being in mint condition.Full warm sounding P-90 pickups. The gold plating is still unworn, even on the pole pieces. An exceptional example. Original brown case.( new price , was $8000)
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1940 Gibson SJ-100

$26,000
Fine original SJ-100: this is the prewar Mahogany version of the SJ-200. 17" jumbo body, maple neck, mahogany back and sides, Adirondack spruce top. Second version with "batwing " bridge and standard headstock. From the original owners family, recent pro neck set and refret at Mass Street Music. Perfect playability and wonderful warm and huge sound. Minor side crack and pick guard crack...
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1961 Guild A-500

$5,000
Hoboken made Guild with floating DeArmond pickup, a straight no issue guitar guitar ready to play. Pro refret, upgraded pickguard and pickup, (original guard in the case) full warm jazz tone. Full 1 11/16” nut width, 17” wide body. The guitar shows some light normal playing wear but no abuse. Simply a very nice guitar.
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1963 Gibson Johnny Smith

$10,500
A beautiful early example of this classic model. 1 3/4” wide nut and lovely curly maple back sides and neck. No repairs . Early pickup with tortoise plastic . Full warm jazz tone . Original case with case cover.
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1963 Gibson L-5CES

$13,500
The classic jazz sound of an electric L-5 . A great playing guitar,with patent number Humbuckers and a sllghtly slim but full feeling neck. The instrument is original, though the top finish is a bit cloudy , but black lights correctly). Fine playability and electric sound.
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2019 Klein 39.6

$10,500
This is a new smaller sized a Klein that I helped to design. The model designation is the width in cm, so about 15 1/2 “ wide. The revised spec is a shallower body , a 14 fret neck, 1 3/4” nut and a mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard. This is the prototype and it was made with an Engelmann Spruce top and mahogany back and sides. Made by Klein and Steve Kauffman , theworkmanship is superb. The...
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~1940 Martin 3M

$2,750
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 lovely mahogany back, sides top, and neck. As nice a one as you will find.
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1995 Buscarino Nevada Smith

$9,500
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

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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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1940 Gibson L-5 P

$27,000
Simply fantastic and rare Blonde L-5 Premier. No cracks , repairs. Or issues. Pro refret by Norio Imai. Original White pearloid pickguard.( original bridge in the case ) Excellent tone and volume . Beautiful curly maple back and sides.
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1938 Martin 000-45S

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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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2013 Martin M custom

$4,500
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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1944 Gibson SJ

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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 SJ.one small side crack, otherwise practically perfect, including a mint original brown case. SOLD
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1936 D'Angelico Excel

$18,500
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. ( call for best price )
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1960 D'Angelico Excel Cutaway

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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

$29,850
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

$18,500
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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