Found 33 matches

1970 Gibson Johnny Smith

$7,500
This consignment 1970 Gibson Johnny Smith (104821) is in fine original condition and has only had a replacement pickguard made as any kind of repair. The fast action neck and 24 3/4" string scale makes playing the most difficult jazz passages a breeze. With the original hardshell case. See the shop website for a photo set.
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1943 Martin D-18

$18,500
This consignment 1943 Martin D-18 (85241) comes to the shop speaking with a very strong and authoritative voice. A great candidate for Bluegrass playing or use in a group where a strong musical voice is required. No body cracks, Two glued top cracks below the bridge, Replacement Waverly tuners, Replacement Fingerboard with snail shell dots, Replacement bridge, Replacement pin set. The large, even...
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1989 Gibson L-4CES

$3,750
This consignment 1989 Gibson L-4CES (81384589) remains in near mint condition and has been maintained for traditional jazz play with flat wound strings. Nice tone and feel. With original hardshell case. Photos found on my regular website.
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2005 Guild® X-500

$2,950
This consignment 2005 Guild X-500 (CX 000032) remains in near mint condition and has been maintained for traditional play with flat wound strings. Nice feel and tone. With original hardshell case. Photos located on my main website
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1965 Guild® Starfire™ VI

$3,500
This consignment 1965 Guild Starfire VI guitar (40092) is in fine playing condition and shows just a little finish and gold plating wear from play. The original hardshell case is also in nice condition. Full text description and photo set are found at www.steveswanguitars.com
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1995 Fender® Stratocaster®

$9,950
This consignment 1965 Fender Stratocaster (L22108) is in fine playing condition and shows light normal play wear. There is a little finish disruption on the back from an old style vinyl covered coil cord that was left in the case. The one repair is am professional refret performed about 25 years ago. With the original hardshell case. Full text description and photo set found on ...
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~1890 Unknown maker Size 2 Brazilian rosewood parlor

$950
This good sounding consignment size 2 Brazilian rosewood parlor guitar has a musical voice, remains in fine condition, and has setup work that makes it very playable. It comes from the estate of an old shop fire d and good customer who passed away last winter. He was a fan of responsive 12 fret guitars, and this example is no exception! With gig bag. Full description text and photo set are...
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1941 Martin D-28

$75,000
This wonderful consignment 1941 Martin D-28 (782XX) is a one owner guitar that has remained with the family until now. Aside from a few pick marks, a couple of scattered small top dings, and two matching hairline center seam area top cracks, the guitar remains in near mint condition. The top is fine grain Adirondack spruce (extremely fine grain at lower bout edges), Vertical grain Brazilian...
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1941 Gibson SJ-200 Rosewood Body

$75,000
This consignment 1941 Gibson SJ-200 with rosewood back and sides (Batch number 3168G XX) is one of only less than 160 examples made prior to WWII and it remains in the cleanest condition of any that I have held in my hands. The specifications are standard for the model at this time and include: Rosewood back and sides, 3-piece Maple neck, Gold Kluson Seal Fast tuners, Gold plated neck cord...
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2011 Martin OO-17 Limited Edition

$1,950
This consignment 2011 "Philadelphia Folk Festival 50th Anniversary" custom wide neck 14 fret OO-17 (1508833) remains in near mint condition and has a large voice for its size. Honduras Mahogany back, sides, top, and neck, Nickel plated Gotoh Grover style tuners, Rosewood headstock overlay with "C.F. Martin" decal, 1 3/4" nut width, Ebony fingerboard with abalone dots, Wood purflings, Black body...
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2013 Santa Cruz Guitar Company Custom OM

$9,950
This consignment 2013 Santa Cruz custom OM (OM-4598) has a nice assortment of fancy figured upgrade wood features that make it pretty special. Heavy bear claw figured Italian spruce top, Braziian rosewood back and sides, Koa binding and soundhole rosette purfling, Koa pin set with abalone dot, Advanced X-brace position. Played some, but kept in nearly mint condition, this OM has developed a very...
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2003 Roy McAlister 12 fret L (L-OO size)

$4,250
This consignment 2003 Roy McAlister 12 fret L (L-OO size) is quite responsive to a light touch and has a tonally complex voice. European spruce top, Honduras Mahogany back, sides, and slothead 12 fret neck with embossed brass Waverly strip tuners, Bound Brazilian rosewood headstock overlay, 1 3/4" nut width, Ebony fingerboard with no inlay, Brazilian rosewood body binding with wooden purflings,...
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2006 Nashville Guitar Company 12 fret D-18

$4,950
This great sounding consignment 2006 Nashville Guitar Company (Marty Lanham) 12 fret sunburst D-18 (06149) comes to the shop in near mint to brand new condition. Some of my very favorite NGC guitars have been these 12 fret Dreadnoughts. Honduras Mahogany back, sides, and neck, Slottted headstock with gold Waverly G-98 style tuners, Brazilian rosewood headstock overlay with pearl "NGC" inlay, 1...
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1994 James Olson Dreadnought

$11,500
This extremely clean consignment 1994 James Olson Dreadnought (479) features custom fingerboard inlay and an added pickup for stage performance. Fine grain Sitka spruce top, Indian rosewood back and sides, Mahogany and Maple neck, Gold Schaller tuners with added ebony buttons, Bound and purfled Ebony headstock overlay with pearl "O" inlay, 1 3/4" nut width, Ebony fingerboard with custom pearl...
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1939 Martin Wide neck OOO-18

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This consignment wide neck 1939 OOO-18 (72577) is a musically rich sounding instrument with a superb feel. Lovely Adirondack source top with very fine grain at edges and medium fine grain at center, Honduras Mahogany back, sides, and neck, Replacement bone nut, Original Grover G-93 tuners, Replacement bridge and pin set. There are two glued short cross grain side cracks and short connected glued...
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1933 Martin OM-18

$16,500
This great sounding consignment 1933 Martin OM-18 (54576) has only a few crack repairs and replaced parts that keep the price very affordable. Adirondack spruce top with fine grain at the edges, Honduras Mahogany back, sides, and neck, Mixed set of period correct Grover clipped plate G-98 tuners with some mixed mounting screws and bushings, Ebony nut, Ebony fingerboard with snail shell dots,...
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2007 Santa Cruz "Swan Jumbo" (12 fret Smeck style)

$3,250
This consignment custom 2007 Santa Cruz custom "Swan Jumbo" (SJ-4741) was owned by a good customer and shop friend who recently died of Parkinson's disease. The custom features included gold Waverly G-98 style tuners, a stiff European spruce top supplied from my own stock, and a dense "quilted figure" set of Honduras Mahogany supplied from my own stock. Other more standard features for this model...
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1946 Martin D-18

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This returning consignment very early 1946 Martin D-18 (94026) represents a lot of what I like in the early postwar tapered voiced Martin dreadnoughts, a full neck profile shape, my preferred steel T-bar neck reinforcement, and the aggressively tapered voicing found in 1945 through the first half of 1946. Moderately stiff, dark color Sitka spruce top with bear claw figuring, Mahogany back,...
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1947 Martin D-28

$9,975
This consignment early 1947 Martin D-28 (98686) comes back to the shop from an owner who is preparing to live abroad for several years. He found this guitar to be, as I did, a strong Bluegrass-Flatpicking instrument that yields a strong and penetrating voice with a minimum of effort. A few repairs and procedures combine to keep the price several thousands of dollars lower than an all-original...
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1943 Martin D-28

$39,950
This consignment 1943 Martin D-28 (86303) is a particularly fine sounding example of the celebrated scallop-voiced Adirondack spruce top wartime era D-28s that Martin made from early 1942 through late 1944. This guitar is one of 192 D-28s made by Martin in 1943. The small list of repairs keep the price well below that of some of the cleaner examples that have passed through the shop. - TOP...
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Gibson Elvis Costello L-Century

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This consignment recent Gibson Elvis Costello L-Century reissue (02387005) remains in Mint condition, with virtually no sign of playing wear. This instrument attempts to recreate Elvis Costello's personal 1930s instrument that was lost in the Nashville Flood several years ago. Sitka spruce top, Flame Maple back and sides, Waverly G-93 style stunners, Pearloid, pearl, and rosewood headstock...
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1924 Gibson A Mandolin

$3,250
This consignment crack-free and all-original 1924 Gibson A (77443) mandolin presents especially well and the especially beautiful top has matured with regular play to a fully developed voice with lots of complex tone color. Some minor dents and spots of play wear. The metal parts are free of rust and the nickel plating has developed a nice patina. With original hardshell case. Case candy includes...
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1924 Gibson A Mandolin

$2,650
This consignment 1924 (serial number unreadable) Gibson A is a very fine sounding example with a rich, tuneful voice. Adirondack spruce top with fine grain at edge and wider grain at center, Birch back, Mahogany neck, Original Waverly tuners, Adjustable truss rod, Replacement adjustable bridge, Engraved tailpiece, Missing finger rest, Replacement endpin, Replacement frets. Dented top finish and...
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1921 Gibson A2 mandolin

$1,895
This all-original 1921 (63940) Gibson A2 model mandolin remains in excellent plus condition and has a beautifully clear and complete voice. Gorgeous even spaced medium-fine grain Adirondack spruce top, Birch back, Mahogany neck, Original Waverly tuners, Clean, healthy, and unoxidized finger rest, Engraved tailpiece, Light fret wear. The varnish and metal parts remain bright and clean. The bridge...
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2013 KENTUCKY KM505

$525
This consignment Kentucky KM-505 mandolin was a prototype sample for this upgrade A model and features a unique rosewood headstock overlay rather then the regularly adopted ebony veneer. Flame maple back, sides, and neck, Gold Gotoh tuners with cream buttons, Ebony fingerboard and bridge, gold plated tailpiece. The voice is crisp and complex. The easy playing setup makes playing in long jam...
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1927 National "2 1/2" model round neck Tricone

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This consignment 1927 National round neck Tricone is from the very first batch of round necks made. The model is a "2 1/2", representing a sort of hybrid level of design from these early days. Early construction features include a flat, unfolded back and screens made of separate soldered strips rather than a single stamped piece. Neck Repairs include: Refret, New nut, Finish overspray, and a...
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1940 Martin D-28

$75,000
This consignment one-family late 1940 D-28 comes to the shop in extremely clean condition, having been stored unplayed in the midwestern family home for the last 30 or so years. The finished surfaces are clean and bright, as are the covered Grover G-111 tuners. There are small pick wear hits near the pickguard. The two modifications are: 1) Bridge shaved a little on the saddle area 2)...
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1935 Gibson Roy Smeck Stage De Luxe

$8,950
This robust sounding fully converted early 1935 Gibson Roy Smeck Stage De Luxe (FON 64A) is a welcome return to the shop after a couple of years in the home of the consigning owner. This one features the early specifications of: smaller 3 3/4" sound hole size, small and dark sunburst, and very little taper in body depth from neck to tail. This guitar has a very robust voice and likes to be played...
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1965 Fender® Jazz Bass®

$24,950
This consignment 1965 Fender Jazz Bass (F 1139xx) in the exceptionally rare Daphne Blue custom color on body and headstock is in very clean and original condition, showing little signs of use. The body color has faded in areas of skin contact. There are a few abrasions from use and treble side case wear on the edges. All parts, including kidney button tuners, are certified original by the...
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1939 Martin D-18

$35,950
This 1939 Martin D-18 (72686) is one of the last of the wide neck versions and is easily the cleanest 1930s D-18 that I have ever had in the shop. Aside from a few rivet marks and small dents in the back, almost all surfaces are sparkling clean and the tuners are shiny and bright. The only work has been a neck reset and bridge saddle replacement. With the original Geib hardshell case. ...
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