Found 171 matches

1980 Martin A-3

$395
A beautiful and unique instrument, custom made at the request of CF Martin IV in 1980, before Matin even had a custom shop, in unfortunate but eminently restorable condition and with a story. I got a phone call recently from a woman who saw my name on the decal on the back of the peghead and looked me up. It came to her in this condition, had apparently been played with by children in her...
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1979 Sardonyx Lefty Guitar

$7,995
As Ollie useta say to Stan, “ Well NOW look what you’ve done!” To tell the truth, I didn’t do anything, but it is true that the now eponymous Sardonyx guitars, so rare and made so famous in part by John Lennon playing one in widely-circulated photos, were made by a man who not only worked in my repair department in the 1970s, but is one of my very best friends since we were about thirteen years...
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1947 Martin 000-28G

$6,995
If you’ve been looking for the very, very best in nylon-string Martins, you’ve just found it. The 000-28G is as rare as they come, only seventeen having been made, between 1937 and 1950, with a few having gone to a Canadian distributor in the late 1940s; this is one of those. It is similar to their 00-28G of the day but larger, and it’s a most wonderful guitar. The body shape and size is the same...
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1947 Gibson L-7

$3,495
I found this guitar at the request of a dear friend back in the 1980s, who kept it for about twenty years, then asked me to sell it for her, which I did, to one of my most trusted customers; it is now time for it to have its next home. It is an extremely warm and huge-sounding Gibson carved-top-and-back guitar, with pearl script-logo (earliest post-war version) and figured maple for the back and...
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~1980 Gibson ABR-1 Bridge (with saddles)

$49
From our seemingly never-ending collection of parts, accumulated here over a fifty-five year span of guitar restoration and repair, this in storage from my 30-plus years as a Gibson dealer in the 1970s-80s-90s, probably been here since at least the 1980s. "Gibson ABR-1” cast right into the underside, beautifully chrome-plated and never used, never on a guitar and in perfect condition. No saddles....
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~1980 Geman Stop Tailpiece

$39
Just discovered in our seemingly bottomless collection. Beautiful. solid, chrome-plated stop tailpiece with “Made In Germany” cast right into its underside, has got to be from Schaller, no other German company we know of made anything of this high quality. Stored here for at least 20-30 years in perfect, unused condition and with perfect plating. $39
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~1980 Martin Martin Locking Mini Tuners (missing parts)

$49
These are quite rare in my experience; here’s your chance to fill out an incomplete set, or to have extremely hard-to-find parts for your own tuners. Made expressly for Martin, they have beautifully knurled black locking caps and an ultra-smooth 15:1 gear ratio. One cap and two of the locking pins are gone, though all six are still 100% usable in the traditional manner. A bargain at only $49
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~1990 Schaller Stope Tailpiece

$49
Just discovered in our seemingly bottomless collection. Beautiful. solid, gold-plated stop tailpiece with “Made In Germany” cast right into its underside, has got to be from Schaller, no other German company we know of made anything of this high quality. Stored here for at least 20-30 years in perfect, unused condition and with perfect plating. $49
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~1980 Gibson Stop Tailpiece

$89
True original Gibson parts, just discovered in our seemingly bottomless collection. They were acquired directly from Gibson sometime in the 1970s-80s-90s, during my 30-year tenure as a Gibson dealer. This is a truly cast tailpiece, with the parting line showing underneath. This is not one of those cheap modern copies, is not one of those hollow fly-weight jobs; it is the real deal, stored here in...
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~1950 Waverly Strip Tuners

$59
A complete set of Waverly solid-head tuners from the 1950s with straight shafts, brass posts, original buttons, just totally lubricated throughout, turning smoothly and ready to go. Just enough patina, cleaner than most. Perfect for that cool 50s-60s American guitar project. $59
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~1950 Waverly Strip Tuners

$49
A complete set of Waverly solid-head tuners from the 1950s with straight shafts, brass posts, original buttons, just totally lubricated throughout, turning smoothly and ready to go. Lots of patina, perfect for that cool 50s-60s American guitar. $49
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~1950 Kluson No-Line Strip Set w/ Brass Posts

$89
A complete Kluson “no-line” set from the 1950s with straight shafts, brass posts, very professionally replaced buttons, just totally lubricated throughout, turning smoothly and ready to go. Lots of patina, perfect for that cool 1940s-50s-60s American guitar. $89
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~1950 Kluson No-Line Strip Set w/ Split Posts

$79
Once again, from the depths here, early Kluson set, probably 1950s, "no-line" covers, with the post tips split a la Fender. PAT 2356766 and 2132792 stamped into underside of both plates. Buttons thankfully and very professionally replaced. B and G string shafts a bit wobbly. Nice and clean, a bargain at only $79
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~1900 Engraved Bass-Side Plate

$79
Now here’s an unusual, and unusually fine piece: a tuning machine plate with beautiful blued finish and totally hand-engraved scroll and floral designs on it. This was not machine-stamped or rolled; the work was definitely done by hand, and a good one too. Roller spacing is 2-15/16”, and I have no idea who made it but was not recently, that’s for sure, and the shafts turn quite smoothly. I’ll bet...
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~1930 American Made Solid-Head Strip Set

$79
Once again from the depths of our seemingly bottomless collection of parts, accumulated here over a fifty-plus-year span of instrument restoration and repair. They’re early, they’re cool, they have celluloid buttons and they sure look American to me. One shaft broken with button present, which means either some extremely clever person can restore them as a set or that the intact side is exactly...
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~1960 European 12-String Slot-Head Strip Set

$69
Once again from the depths of our seemingly bottomless collection of parts, accumulated here over a fifty-five- year span of instrument restoration and repair. Extremely nice, look quite European to me, possibly from the 1960s-70s. For slotted peghead, 4-9/16” spacing for strings 1-6 and 7-12, standard 7/32" dia. rollers. $69
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~1970 Schaller M-6 Set

$89
This is quite the unusual set; no idea how it came to be. Genuine German-made Schaller M-6 tuners from the 1970s, the very best, with gold-plated bodies and chrome-plated buttons. Sightly used and quite handsome, and functioning 100%. Comes with all six gold-plated bushings and washers and all six matching gold-plated mounting screws. $89
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~1970 Grover Slimline Set

$149
How many of you have a Martin guitar from the early1970s, sent out with Grover Slimline tuners of the day, where the covers on one or more tuners have either blown off or are threatening to? We have here a totally intact, complete set, with all the covers securely in place. Bring your late-60s-early 70s Martin back to its original glory with this nearly impossible to find set, complete with all...
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~1950 Banjo Parts

$49
Whole buncha banjo tuner parts; what can I say? Detritus of more than fifty years of accumulating this stuff, and I’ll bet a shiny new dime that you can identify what’s here better’n I can. 1920-s-1960s, go to town. There’s just gotta be stuff in here that you can’t live without. Take it all for only $49
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~1930 Waverly Banjo Tuner Set w/ Ivoroid Buttons

$95
A classic set of 1930s banjo tuners, from Waverly, have WAVERLY / PAT APPLD FOR stamped on the housings. Real nice Ivoroid buttons, too. Never, ever, find any of these when you’re looking for them but here they are. Complete set $95
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~1930 Grover Banjo Tuners

$75
Four 1390s Grover “two-screw” banjo tuners with Ivoroid buttons, all with GROVER in an arc and PAT below. Three of them excellent, one with a sightly different collar and slightly bent and a bit rough, should smooth out with straightening. All four for $75
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~1930 Gorver Banjo Tuners (3)

$75
Three 1930s Grover “two-screw” banjo tuners with celluloid buttons. GROVER PATENT in an arc on the housing. All three working quite smoothly. $75
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Allparts Compensated Stop Tailpiece w/ Studs & Anchors

$49
Straight from Allparts and still in sealed factory packaging, a solid, cast, nickel-plated stop tailpiece with string compensation on top. All studs and anchors included and all at below regular price. Only $49
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Allparts Stop Tailpiece w/ Studs & Anchors

$39
Straight from Allparts and still in sealed factory packaging, a solid, cast, nickel-plated stop tailpiece. All studs and anchors included and all at below regular price. Only $39
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Gibson ABR-1 Bridge (with saddles)

$85
From our seemingly never-ending collection of parts, accumulated here over a fifty-five year span of guitar restoration and repair, this in storage from my 30-plus years as a Gibson dealer in the 1970s-80s-90s, probably been here since at least the 1980s. "Gibson ABR-1” cast right into the underside, beautifully chrome-plated and never used, never on a guitar and in perfect condition. Complete...
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Gibson Gibson ABR-1 Bridge (with saddles)

$95
From our seemingly never-ending collection of parts, accumulated here over a fifty-five year span of guitar restoration and repair, this in storage from my 30-plus years as a Gibson dealer in the 1970s-80s-90s, probably been here since at least the 1980s. "Gibson ABR-1” cast right into the underside, beautifully gold-plated and never used, never on a guitar and in perfect condition. Complete with...
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Gibson ABR-1 (no saddles)

$59
From our seemingly never-ending collection of parts, accumulated here over a fifty-five year span of guitar restoration and repair, this in storage from my 30-plus years as a Gibson dealer in the 1970s-80s-90s, probably been here since at least the 1980s. "Gibson ABR-1” cast right into the underside, beautifully gold-plated and never used, never on a guitar and in perfect condition. No saddles....
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~1950 Martin Brazilian Rosewood Straight Bridge w/ Ivory Saddle

$150
Where are you going to find one like this to bring your vintage Martin guitar back to life, when the original has been losted or worse? Here it is. No cracks, mild tool marks on the top, ivory saddle with trimmed top still in there, never been removed. 2-3/8” string spacing, standard on all 12-fret Martins since time immemorial. Underside still has faint remnants of original top, never scraped...
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~1950 Martin Brazilian Rosewood Belly Bridge w/ Ivory Saddle

$300
From a 1950s, possibly even 1940s, Style-18 Martin. Definitely not as late as the 1960s, has that graceful curve at its back that only exists somewhat earlier. Never cut or compromised on its top, most of its original ivory saddle still in there, never been removed. Underside untouched, remnants of spruce still attached, waiting to be cleaned off neatly. An impossible find for a Martin...
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~1950 Martin Brazilian Rosewood Straight Bridge

$250
From a 1950s or possibly 1960s Style-18 Martin, with the unusual string spacing of 2-5/16”. Beautiful Brazilian with black bar right through the grain, terrific look. Never cut or compromised on its top, slot cut for standard Martin long saddle. Small bit of resin bubbled up on one wing from heat of bridge removal, will clean up nicely. Underside untouched, tiny remnants of original spruce top...
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