Steve Swan Guitars
Steve Swan
(650) 515-1014
Burlingame, CA
1:43 PM
9-5 Monday through Saturday. Other hours by appointment. It is ALWAYS best to make an appointment so that I am not out on a local errand or on an overnight trip to Los Angeles or Eugene when you drop by.

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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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1974 Fender® Telecaster®

$2,850
This 1974 Fender Telecaster (628712) remains in fine original condition, with some mild signs of play wear and normal use. With the original hardshell case. Full text description and photo set are found on www.steveswanguitars.com
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2004 HOFNER NEW PRESIDENT

$1,695
This consignment 2004 Hofner President is a very affordable solid spruce archtop guitar that plays very easily and yields a nice tone through the floating humbucker pickup. With the original Hofner hardshell case. Full text description and photo set are found on www.steveswanguitars.com
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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

$120,000
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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Ed Claxton EM

$7,950
This consignment Ed Claxton EM (#51/105) is another fine small jumbo from this exceptional contemporary builder. Alpine spruce, Indian rosewood, Mahogany neck, Gold Schaller tuners with ebony buttons, Bound Brazilian rosewood headstock overlay, Ebony fingerboard with no inlay, Brazilian rosewood bindings, wood purflings, Custome wood rosette, Clear pickguard, Ebony bridge with 2 3/8" string...
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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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1986 Martin Custom D-45

$6,500
This consignment 1986 custom Martin D-45 with extra inlay (467554) is a fine sounding instrument due to the Alpine spruce top and regular play. Straight grain Indian rosewood back and sides, Mahogany neck with "C.F. Martin" stamped on rear of headstock, Gold Schaller tuners, Bound Brazilian rosewood headstock overly with abalone flowerpot inlay, Micarta nut, Bound ebony fingerboard with custom...
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1939 Martin Wide neck OOO-18

$13,250
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

$8,950
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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1958 Martin D-28

$7,500
This consignment 1958 Martin D-28 (161613) comes to the shop from a player who enjoyed the bright, clear response and even-toned voice. Amber medium grain Sitka spruce top, Beautiful brick-red Brazilian rosewood back and sides with some prominent "spiderweb" figuring, Mahogany with "Made in U.S.A." export stamp on rear of headstock, Original Grover Rotomatic tuners, Intact "C.F. Martin" decal...
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1947 Martin D-28

$11,500
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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1940 Martin D-28

$25,000
This consignment 1940 Martin D-28 (74521) was owned and played for about 45 years by celebrated bluegrass and folk musician, Tom Morgan. It is one of only 134 D-28s made by Martin in 1940. The guitar had a number of OLDER REPAIR procedures performed by Tom Morgan, including: New bridge and bridgeplate, Replaced tuners (1950s Grover Sta-Tite), Much finish work, Several glued top, back, and side...
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1943 Martin D-28

$49,950
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

$2,500
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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1930 Gibson L-4 roundhole

$2,500
This trade-in early 1930 Gibson round hole L-4 (89890) is in fine excellent condition with only the endpin and pickguard missing and the original bridge saddle cut down some. The lacquer finish and metal surfaces are clean and bright, with few signs of play wear. The frets are healthy, with just a little wear on the lower frets. With later hardshell case. Playability and tone could be...
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2014 Stan Miller F-5 mandolin

$7,500
This consignment 2014 Stan Miller F-5 (65) is very representative of the kind of high level work from this very accomplished mandolin builder who has been building these great instruments for over 35 years. Gorgeous flame figured rock maple back, sides, and neck, Nickel plated Waverly tuners and tailpiece, Fine grain Adirondack spruce top, Ebony headstock overlay with flowerpot inlay, Matching...
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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

$2,150
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

$14,950
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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