Matt Umanov Guitars
Matt Umanov
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1968 D'Aquisto New Yorker

$65,000
This is by far the most outstanding D’Aquisto guitar I have ever seen; it is simply fabulous. It came here in the 1970s, we sold it then, and it has just come back to me from that same person, in its same wonderful, totally original condition. I knew Jimmy D’Aquisto quite well. We first met in the early 1960s when he was an apprentice in John D’Angelico’s shop on Kenmare Street, downtown in...
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2000 Gibson SG STANDARD

$995
Here’s a rock solid, Cherry Red Gibson SG Standard, just the kind you always wanted. The serial number suggests that it was made in the year 2000 though quite frankly, it looks a bit newer to me. No matter though, it’s the guitar that counts and this one rocks, just what you always wanted. Two big Gibson Humbuckers, perfect frets, perfect action, and LOUD, just what you always wanted. Microscopic...
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1985 Hannabach Classical

$7,995
Simply a gorgeous, knockout classical guitar from the people who are so famous for their classical guitar strings, in Germany. Stunning Brazilian rosewood back and sides, one of the most even-grained spruce tops we’ve ever seen, and tonal qualities for the ages, so rich, so full and clear as to impress even the most professional classical guitarists here. Hannabach is also widely known for...
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2007 Carlo Greco 7 String

$1,995
Carlo Greco was a renowned luthier and repairman on NewYork’s famed 48th St. for many years. We’ve seen several of his jazz guitars come through over time, but none quite like this one. It is a 7-string version, with 2-1/8” nut width to match; the 7th string is currently tuned to a low-A. It is painted satin black, and while we can’t say for sure that this finish is original as it is not quite of...
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~1920 Ernst Mandolin

$1,495
Now G. Hugo Ernst was not a man to be trifled with. He and his father, Gustav, came to Camden, New Jersey, from Germany in the 1880s and set up shop at 1274 Mechanic Street and later at 1327 Haddon Avenue, where they made, as Gustav Ernst & Son, guitars, zithers, and mandolins. Gustav passed away in 1906, but Hugo, innovator that he was, carried on and In 1916 was granted a patent for what in...
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~1920 Sutz Mandolin

$1,295
Louis Sutz was an instrument maker in Cincinnati, Ohio, in the early 20th century. He was born in what was to later become Germany in 1862, came to America some years later, and established his career there until his death, in 1942. The original label in this mandolin states: Louis Sutz / Maker / Hand-Made Violins / Mandolins, Guitars / Zithers Etc. / No. 1616 Vine St. / Cincinnati, O.” (The...
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1892 Columbus Banjo

$1,595
Shameless commerce, American style, ca. 1892. Remember the Columbian Exposition in Chicago, in 1892-3? Of course you do, huge expo-type-thing, major hoopla nationwide, “The Fair That Changed America" and subject/location of a best-selling novel of a few years ago, "Devil in the White City”. Murder, mayhem, intrigue, all that. You may have hoped you’d never see it, but here’s the banjo to go with...
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~1960 STILES Soldibody

$1,199
Any of you experts on esoteric American solidbody guitars out there heard of this guy? I’m willing to bet you have, and I’m willing to bet that you haven’t seen one come on the market in a good long while. For those who are still in the dark: Lee Stiles, originaly from West Virginia later relocated to Miami, was a pioneer in the field of guitar design and guitar making. His instruments were based...
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~1870 Dobson 7-String Fretless Banjo

$495
Folk art? Maybe. Or maybe not. Once again, my good friend Leo Coulson, The Banjo Guru, says could be, and to quote Leo: "Has a Dobsony-Buckbee vibe… 1879?”. Has an all-wood rim, appears to be of one piece and not laminated, with ultra-cool cast-brass bracket shoes, and the loveliest of hand-carved necks, with slotted peghead, for seven strings, if you like. Fretless, of course, with lovely lines,...
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2017 Tracy Cox Parlor

$3,495
Tracy Cox is a spectacular luthier and even more spectacular at ultra-intricate inlay work. Tracy has done inlay for Martin on their $100K-200K guitars, and there is none finer. We have sold many of his guitars in the past; some of you may have seen them in these pages. This particular instrument is unusual for M/ Cox, a parlor-size instrument with a body shape based on an 1894 Washburn that he...
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2002 Matsuda OM Cutaway

$9,995
This is NOT a guitar you will come across at all, let alone one that's available, every day. It is one of Michi Matsuda’s finest, one of his first ten, Serial Number 9, made in 2002, and it is just about perfect. We ordered it from Michi back then, waited for what seemed like an eternity, finally got it, and it sold quickly, of course. Some years later it came back to us in virtually unplayed...
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1978 Fender® Musicmaster™ Fretless

$995
Holy cow! How cool is this??!!?? A genuine, 1978 Fender Musicmaster Bass with special shorter scale length, converted to fretless. And….. What appear to be Joe Barden pickups, with on-off mini switches for each one! Hot Rod Special, just like them cool low-rider cars from Southern California! You’ll never find another, easier-playing, super hot fretless Fender bass again, not to mention the...
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1974 Fender® Precision Bass®

$2,795
The one you want. As straight-ahead as they come and all nicely set up right here in our own in-house workshop. Beautiful neck, beautiful frets, beautiful iconic Fender sunburst finish, BEAUTIFUL TONE! Not only that but unusually well-balnced and light weight for one of these (please don’t ask us how much it weighs) and Original Fender hard shell case too. The one you want. $2795 w/ohsc
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1974 Fender® Jazz Bass®

$2,795
It’s a gorgeous Fender Jazz Bass, now more than forty years old and simply striking. The body has been mega-professionally refinished in Trans Blue, of such a deep shade that it was hours before I realized that it wasn’t black, the neck equally well done in natural, so subtly. Then you play it……… has all those super bright Fender tones for the ages and tons of ‘em, fairly jumps it’s so good, and...
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1958 Supro Lap Steel

$695
Cool Gray/Black is what it is, a late-1950s Supro lap steel, with the pickup that everyone wants, that fabulous 3+3 pole job with the matte-black cover and control plate, got the tone for the ages, and plenty of it too. With its ultra-cool Pearloid-covered body, original bone nut, and brand-new, fine replica tuners (way better than the originals), it’s the perfect setup for blues, country....
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1973 Martin D-18

$2,995
Once again, from one of the most solid periods of building of Martin guitars ever, this D-18 from 1973. It’s one of my favorite times and I always keep a lookout for real nice examples; this is certainly one. Never messed with, never fooled with, never needed a single repair of any kind (other than the tiniest of well-repaired “B-string cracks, you'd be hard put to find it). It plays like the day...
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2015 Collings C10 DELUXE

$3,995
The Collings C10 is based on the body shape of the venerable Gibson L-0 / L-00 models of the 1930s. Collings has taken this basic design to new heights with their impeccable craftsmanship and ultra-smooth construction, while maintaining a true balance throughout. This particular example has Indian rosewood back and sides, something that Gibson never did with the L-00s, and a Sitka spruce top....
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~1920 Maurer 13 Inch

$4,295
This is one of the sweetest little guitars we've come across in a very long time. Unlike most Maurers of the 1920s, its back and sides are of mahogany, it has straight bracing, and its appointments are beautifully understated. With its 12-3/4" wide body, it is about the equivalent in size of an early 0-model Martin, and is as neat as can be. The tones are brilliant and fine, the action is...
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1919 Vega Cylinder-Back Mandolin

$1,295
Here is a gorgeous mandolin that’s almost a hundred years old, from a major maker, in beautiful condition save for one aspect, and we’re offering it “as is” at an extremely low price. It is of the style known today as the “Vega cylinder-back” due to the unique shape of it’s back, and is one of their fancier, higher-grade ones at that. Its fingerboard inlays have been hand-engvraved in the style...
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1966 Fender® Jazzmaster™

$3,995
Lovely, lovely, and priced right. All the right stuff including genuine Mojotone pickups, both ways. Cool original sunburst finish and all the hardware; wonderful original frets, and beautifully refinished neck though no idea why. Heck of a great 1960s Fender Jazzmaster, all set up by us, ready to rock. $3995 w/ohsc
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2006 Conde Hermanos A-26 Flamenco

$3,995
A stunning and perfect Flamenco guitar from one of the oldest and most respected names, the industry standard for Spanish Flamenco, Conde Hermanos. This is their concert blanca model A-26 with their traditional look, peghead shape, woods and especially tone, volume, and feel. It is in near-immaculate condition, having had only one owner who rarely played it. No issues, no alterations, just pure...
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1941 Gibson L-5

$75,000
This is a most unusual, extremely rare and certainly unique Gibson guitar, a complete L-5 with the then brand-new “small diagonal pickup” introduced in 1941. The entire body, and all of its internal structural components and its pickup cover, are made from a clear plastic, almost surely Lucite, the brand name of a polyacrylic developed by DuPont in 1936, and which incidentally replaced glass in...
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1919 Gibson A-2

$1,795
Quite the solid and lovely early Gibson mandolin, from just after we got back from WW I. All thoroughly gone over in our own workshop and everything is quite tight. We’ve gone over the action too, have got the bridge, saddles, nut, and even the tuning machines adjusted just so, with a nice crisp feel to it. All tones are big and bold and supremely clear, as only one of these original Gibson...
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1930 National Triolian

$3,995
One of the nicest and nicest-looking of these we’ve seen. Beautiful easy action, HUGE bright tone, sounds like all the slide guitar in the history of the world. All original stuff too: finish; tuners; frets; nut; tailpiece; and best of all, the RESONATOR CONE! Got the mojo from years gone by and years and years to come. Bukka White! Blind Boy Fuller! Chris Whitley! (Yes, Chris Whitley). And who...
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1944 Busato Grand Modele

$18,000
We’ve had this guitar for over forty years, in unrestored condition, exactly the way it came in, back in the days when people would bring old instruments they wanted to sell to stores like ours, way before the Internet ever existed. Seemed like it was finally time to look into it and are we ever stunned; we have now got it in 100% condition in every respect, and it is one of the MOST AMAZING and...
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1973 Fender® Precision Bass® Fretless

$2,995
Dark in look, sweet in tone. About the coolest-looking one in years, with a darker-than-usual sunburst finish and a way darker-than-usual rosewood fingerboard, almost looks like ebony. The pickups are original too, with a nice rececnt going-over by Lindy Fralin, the best of the best. All you smooth Fender fretless players out there are going to love this one; the neck is beautifully straight, the...
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38 Piece Catalog Guitar Collection

$8,995
Here is a collection, gathered over a near-fifty-year time period, of thirty-seven (or maybe thirty-eight?) pieces of Americana, both literally and figuratively. I’ve been putting these guitars away as I’ve encountered them, in my store, at guitar shows, at garage sales, from places I can’t even remember, with many not having seen the light of day here for decades. Every one of them says...
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2004 Gretsch® G6128T 6/12

$2,995
Who thinks this stuff up? Here we are nonetheless. Come to think of it, I can remember seeing Joe Maphis playing a similar contraption while entertaining at a rodeo I was at back in 1955 or so, even though it was probably a Mosrite and he was probably standing uncomfortably close behind a 12-year-old Larry Collins while they both played. Simultaneously. On one guitar. Rapidly. And grinned. Or you...
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1901 Martin Style 3 Round-Back Mandolin

$2,995
We have recently unpacked the contents of one of our secret closets containing stuff we haven’t looked at in years, some for decades, and come up with several gorgeous Martin round-back mandolins from the turn of the 19th-to-20th century. This particular one, a Style 3 made in 1901, is is a stunning example of restrained elegance, definitely above the norm, with touches of ivory and pearl, though...
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1912 Martin Style 2 Round-Back Mandolin

$2,495
We have recently unpacked the contents of one of our secret closets containing stuff we haven’t looked at in years, some for decades, and come up with several gorgeous Martin round-back mandolins from the turn of the 19th-to-20th century. This particular one, a Style 2 made in 1912, is is a beautiful example of restrained Martin understatement, with touches of ivory and pearl where it counts....
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