Laurence Wexer Ltd.
Laurence Wexer
212-532-2994
New York, NY
7:35 AM
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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1945 D’Angelico Scroll

$15,000
This is a top of the line D’A Mandolin. Two,point body shape with an incredibly cool baby NYer tailpiece and finial anointed headstock. The Mandolin is in near mint original condition, just obtained from the original owner’s family. One of the finest sounding one of these that I have had. Stunning curly maple one piece back , neck and sides. Original brown rectangular case. In the D’A ledger...
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1979 Benedetto Cremona

$10,000
Top of the line model by renowned luthier Bob Benedetto. Select fancy maple and spruce top made from a ship’s mast. The Floating pickup adds to the versatility of this instrument, allowing you play it acoustically or plugged in .
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1998 Manzer Absynthe

$12,000
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

$30,000
One of the cleanest prewar D-18s I have had in recent memory. It also sounds great and is set up perfectly.no 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

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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

$6,500
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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1953 Gibson ES-140 3/4

$3,500
A stunningly clean and original little archtop guitar. Originally designed as a student model , the ES-140 , with cutaway, is a useful and great sounding little guitar. Perfectly set up, it has all the warmth you expect from a vintage P-90 pickup. No issues, no repairs. Housed in its original brown hard case. As nice a one as you will find.
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~1935 Gibson Nick Lucas

$31,000
A fine Maple back and sides, fourteen fret Nick Lucas. Big strong sound. Recent pro neck set.no top cracks , but Seam repair on the back . Rare and desireable model.
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1987 D’Aquisto New Yorker Deluxe

$49,000
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

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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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2018 Klein 45.7

$15,000
An amazing new guitar from Steve Klein and Steve Kaufman. About 18”wide , the sound is a big as the lower bout would indicate. Master grade Egelmann spruce top and imported European Sycamore for the back sides and neck. It looks like European maple but seems to have a warmer tone. 25.5 scale ,13/4” nut width. The guitar has Klein’s distinctive lotus rosette and original style bridge. New with...
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1994 GILCHRIST 16” Archtop

$23,000
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

$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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2001 Kim Walker SJ Style B Special

$19,500
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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1934 Gibson L-5

$10,500
A later 16” L-5 in fine condition , setup and sound. The fingerboard is a dot replacement, as is the pickguard , all done at Gruhn Guitars. No cracks or other repairs, just some playing wear . Attractive curly maple back and sides. Interesting bracing ; solid with a cap , like they did in the kerfed bracing, but not kerfed. Red Line ohsc.
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2006 Campellone Special

$5,500
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

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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.
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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 any style 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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1969 Gibson Byrdland

$5,500
A nice original late 60s Byrdland. Standard specs ;23 1/2" scale, carved spruce too, curly maple back sides and neck, and two humbucking pickups . The guitar shows some light playing wear , but no issues ( Priced to move ,was $6750)
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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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1957 Martin D-28

$7,000
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

$8,500
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

$20,000
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

$125,000
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

$6,500
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

$125,000
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

$18,500
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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