Matt Umanov Guitars
Matt Umanov
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1976 Fender® Starcaster

$2,995
Thought you knew cool? THIS is cool. Seems to be the darling of the hipster set these days, and I can see why. Way-out Fender 70s chic, ultra-solid semi-hollowbody, two fat Fender humbuckers, master volume control (?!?!?), and it’s hotter/n a two-dollar pistol. Rare natural finish, and not only is it 100% original and un-fooled with, it’s all set up to go for speed. I see more common versions of...
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~1930 Grover G-98 Engraved Gold Tuner Set

$2,500
These are among the rarest of pre-war Grover tuning machines, a 100% original set of gold-plated, hand-engraved G-98s from the mid-1930s. They were given to me over forty years ago by someone who was converting a Martin F-9 archtop guitar to a flat top instrument and I’ve had them in storage, untouched, ever since. The original neck was broken and not being used and the owner wanted modern tuners...
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1965 Gibson Hummingbird

$5,495
THE 1965 Gibson Hummingbird with THE sound and in THE color, not to mention THE condition. Beautifully clean with no issues of any kind; no cracks, no repairs, no fret wear, most wonderfully kept all this time and with tons of that fabulous mid-1960s Gibson tone that you just can’t find anywhere else. One owner, looks like it’s hardly ever been played but sounds like it’s been tremendously played...
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2015 Martin 000-42/45 Guatemalan

$6,996
An extremely rare opportunity for an extremely rare, mint-condition, one-of-a-kind, legally “pre-owned” and barely ever touched Martin Custom Shop guitar, at a truly amazing price. It is an absolutely exquisite guitar, with the appointments of a pre-war 000-42, amongst the rarest of Martins, and with special, full style-45 “snowflake" fingerboard inlays and “CF Martin” block letter peghead...
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2013 Triggs Archtop

$2,595
A truly knockout guitar at a truly blowout price. Jim Triggs, as many of you know, has been building archtop guitars for top players for many years, after having led the Gibson Custom Shop in the 1980s. He builds them one at a time, the old-fashioned way, and he knows how to do it right. No two are ever alike; this particular one has elements of traditional Gibson, with a few nice little Gretsch...
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~1970 Gurian Jumbo Rosewood

$3,595
This the model of Gurian, those most wonderful and rare guitars, that everyone seems to want: the Jumbo body size with the big warm tones of sturdy East Indian rosewood, best-grade Sitka spruce, and ebony fingerboard. We’ve been known for years as being the Gurian experts, having worked with Michael Gurian since the 1960s and having helped him to design his guitars and run his New Hampshire...
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1968 Martin 00-18

$3,595
Late-1960s Martin guitars, simply wonderful and so solid, and this one is a prime, prime example. Original to the bone, or, more accurately, ivory, which they were still using jin those days for nuts and saddles. I will admit though that the original pickguard was gone when we got it, typical of the period; we've made a nearly undetectable replacement here in our own shop. You could hardly ask...
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1972 Martin D-18

$2,695
The early 1970s was a prolific time for American fretted instrument makers; the market for guitars was white hot. Not everyone who bought guitars back then took great care of them but when we come across a truly solid one, we’re all over it. Martins of this period can be unusually great, just dream guitars as soon as you pick them up, and this is one of those special ones. It is beautifully...
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1935 Martin 0-17T

$2,895
A Marin tenor guitar this early is a pretty rare thing, especially one this nice. The 0-17T model was made from 1932-1961, so this is one of the earliest examples and it is a truly great one. Of all-mahogany construction, as 17-series Martin guitars were, it’s in beautiful all-original condition other than the bridge and saddle having been trimmed a wee bit in the distant past to get the action...
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1979 Gibson ES-175D

$3,995
One of the last of the truly solid, truly great ones, from the 1970s. Beautiful dark sunburst finish in beautiful condition, beautifully kept all these years. Has all its original parts, never altered by anyone and still putting out all those warm jazz tones. Just set up here in our own shop with a proper set of.012 strings with a wound G, the way it should be since time immemorial. Perfect, and...
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1946 Gibson ES-150

$3,295
46_es-150 I LIKE this guitar. A LOT. It’s got a certain solid feel, and look, and tone, that just makes you think of home. 1946, could be 1947, those year/dates are always in some small question but it does have the earlier *unsafe* logo, which most folks would call 1946, and so will we. Doesn’t really matter, it’s a truly early one and a rare one, with the larger 17” body for a deeper tone and...
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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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1972 Gibson ES-335TDC

$4,495
I have not seen another Gibson ES-335 that is nearly this red, I don’t think ever; I’d have to call it Spectacularly Red, or maybe Shamelessly Red. It’s quite the hottest-looking example, quite original and quite the one, and in beautiful, nearly untouched condition too. Has those ultra-fat sounding Gibson Humbuckers, beautiful original frets just gone over by us for total setup; nice bright...
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1953 Martin 00-18

$4,995
Sigh, and I mean it. Martin 00-18s just don’t come any sweeter, or more endearing, than this one. From a prime, prime period for Martin guitars, the early 1950s, and a model that everyone, especially writer/player/singers, have fallen in love with since its introduction in the 1930s, this particular example is as fine as they come and finer than almost any one of them I’ve ever played. It’s light...
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1970 Martin D-28

$3,295
This earliest of Indian rosewood Martin D-28s is so terrific, in every way, about makes everyone on our staff sit up and take notice every time they play it. Every time. Nicely kept since new by its original owner, it has got to be one of the very first D-28s ever to leave the Martin factory after the switch-over from Brazilian. Now for the best part: the action is excellent; this is a most...
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1965 Gibson J-50

$3,995
About the cleanest, nicest, most untouched 1960s Gibson J-50 we’ve ever seen. From the home of a little old lady in Texas (I am not kidding) whose son bought it new, hardly ever played it, and left it with her forever, just didn’t want to play. It feels like the day it was made, maybe even better since it’s been thoroughly gone over in our own shop, and sounds exactly like you hope it does, 1960s...
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1957 Gibson J-45

$4,995
Yow! It’s Cowboy Time! Unless you’re otherwise inclined, which is fine, as the truly great Gibson J-45s, with that big booming bass, don’t come around all that often. Like they say, the music police will not come and arrest you if you want to play heavy metal on an oboe. So go to town with this one as it’s truly great. No molestation or insults ever perpetrated on this old Gibson ever, though...
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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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2014 Collings D-3HG

$3,995
I don't think another one like this can be found unless it came from us. I've had Collings make about a half-dozen guitars with these exact specs over the past twenty-five years and every single one has been beyond stunning, in every way. A traditionally-dimensioned Dreadnaught with standard neck width, Indian rosewood back and sides for warmth, and a German spruce top for pure brilliance and...
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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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2016 Lowden F-25c

$3,995
This is the upscale version of George Lowden’s famous Original Series mahogany guitar, this one in rosewood and both with cedar tops. George is one of the very few guitar makers today with something truly new, and different, and of exceptionally high quality to say with his instruments. They’re not Martin copies, they’re not Gibson copies, they’re not anyone’s copies at all, and they’re anything...
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2013 Martin Custom Shop M-42

$6,995
Yet another fabulous one-off piece from Martin's Custom Shop. Also known as "M" or "0000", this guitar is one of only four that were specially built for us using woods personally selected by me. The back and sides are stunning Madagascar rosewood and the top is of extra-select Alpine spruce. All dimensions are as in the original M-size guitar that I built for David Bromberg in 1967, which Martin...
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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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1946 Gibson LG-2

$4,495
From the seemingly endless stream of Gibson LG-2s from 1946 or thereabouts comes this one, ostensibly from 1946 (but who could really know for sure?), and…… it’s got the highly desirable and much coveted “*unsafe* logo” which, I’m sure you know as do we all, makes it sound better. Weird thing is, it seems to really be true, at least in this case. It does sound FABULOUS, and we’re experienced...
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1954 Gibson ES-175

$5,995
An absolutely stunning, early, natural finish Gibson ES-175 from “the time”, doesn’t get any better. It is SO gorgeous and SO clean that I had to look with my favorite magnifier to satisfy myself that the finish was original and the answer is overspray, and I don’t mind one bit. Stupendously fabulous job btw and why anyone would do it is beyond me, but the real bottom line is that it feels, and...
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1959 Fender® Champ®

$1,095
Who wouldn’t love a 1959 Fender Champ lap steel? Especially this one, has all the charm and more. To us from Somewhere in Florida, beats me as to where but it certainly has played some music though I can’t imagine what kind. Hula stuff to woo all the palm trees there? Western swing through the South way back then? Way cool original Desert Sand (do I have that name right?) Fender paint job on...
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1974 Martin D-18

$3,295
A brilliant Martin D-18 from one of the most solid periods of building in Martin's history, the early-1970s. Perfect action for flatpicking and fingerpicking both, huge clear tone for miles and miles, a really nice, wonderfully playable and thoroughly enjoyable D-18 from over forty years ago. Real nice tight Martin overall with no cracks, no repairs; original American-made Grover Rotomatic...
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1926 Gibson L-0

$5,995
What a wonderful 1920s Gibson flattop guitar, with such a wonderful story. From 1926 (per the Spann book of pre-war Gibson FONs), of the type many people today call “the Robert Johnson model”, it’s of Gibson's earlier body shape, with mahogany back and sides and a spruce top. In extremely solid condition, with only one very minor back crack way off to one side and a small indiscretion on the...
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1965 Epiphone FT-30 Caballero

$1,495
Gotta be the best one of these, ever. For reasons unknown it has a glossy finish, usually reserved only for the far more expensive models; these are usually satin, gloss costs a lot more to do. Looks almost unplayed, has maybe a few scratches and that’s all. Perfect action too, real easy, as set up by us right here. Tons of clear tone for days, as only a solid-mahogany top guitar can have. The...
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