April 20, 2014

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  • Big Muddy M-3W Mandolin (2007, Exc+++) Walnut and Spruce; OHSC $HOLD
  • Blueridge OM BR-73 (c.2006-7, Exc+++) solid Adirondack Spruce top; OHSC $650
  • Collings MT Honey Blonde Solid Maple back, sides, and neck; solid Engelmann Spruce top; f-holes; matte finish throughout; nickel hardware and tuning machines; black buttons; deluxe case. Powerful instrument, and LOUD! $2340
  • Collings OM-1AV Varnish (Recent, Exc+++) Mahogany back and sides, beautiful Bearclaw Adirondack Spruce; varnish finish body; tortoise binding on the body; seller tells us it is "Vintage" spacing, but that it feels more like "Vintage Now" spacing. OHSC $5395
  • Froggy Bottom D-12 Deluxe Madagascar Rosewood (2013, Exc+++) AAA-grade Madagascar Rosewood back and sides, Adirondack Spruce top; 12-frets to the body; #7 inlay on the Ebony fretboard; Maple binding on the body; Ivoroid binding on the peghead; Paua rosette and peghead inlay; Mahogany neck with soft volute; solid peghead with Rosewood overlay; nickel Waverlys; Paua back stripe; Ebony bridge with bone saddle; bone nut; tortoise color pickguard; deluxe case. Powerful instrument, this one.OHSC $8995
  • Froggy Bottom Model L Deluxe Parlor Custom (2011, NM-) [Michael Millard, Chelsea, VT] This is the smallest guitar offered by MM, and the model came about as the result of Michael's re-topping a Martin 1-17 found by a friend on eBay. The body is 13" wide and 19" long; the scale length is 24.75", and the depth at the lower bout is 4.25". This particular custom Model L offers the following specs: highly figured Koa back and sides, Mahogany neck with slotted peghead; Adirondack Spruce top; 1-3/4" nut width; Ebony fretboard with diamonds & squares inlay beginning at the 5th fret; abalone rosette; Ivoroid binding on the body and peghead; Koa overlay on the slotted peghead, with abalone frog inlay; gold Waverlys; Ebony bridge with bone saddle; small FB-style tortoise pickguard; OHSC. At $6595, this is not an inexpensive guitar, but be aware the current list on a Koa model L is close to $11000 now! $6595 
  • National Radio-Tone Bendaway (1998, NM-) Laminate Maple body (natural top), round Maple neck with Rosewood fretboard and 1.875" nut width; Ivoroid dot inlay on the fretboard; "bendaway" cutaway; Ivoroid binding on the body; solid peghead with Ebony overlay; nickel tuning machines; National and bendaway logos on the peghead; bone nut; 12-frets to the body; adjustable truss rod; matte-finish nickel coverplate; biscuit bridge; 9.5" spun resonator; lower bout 14.375", body depth 3.125". OHSC Wonderful RadioTone that we ordered new in 1998 for our customer. Still looks new! Sounds terrific.OHSC $1900
  • SCGC Tony Rice Model D (1995, Exc++) Indian Rosewood back and sides, Sitka Spruce top with scalloped bracing; herringbone top purfling; 1-11/16" nut width; bone nut; Ivoroid binding on the body and fretboard; Mahogany neck with diamond volute; no inlay in the fretboard but the SCGC logo between the 12th and 13th frets; larger sound hole; herringbone rosette; tortoise color pickguard; zipper back-strip; Ebony peghead overlay; nickel Waverlys; Ebony bridge with compensated bone saddle; 2-3/16" spacing at the saddle; 25.4" scale length; lovely Tony Rice model D that will soon be 20 years old.  OHSC OHSC $2795
  • Just In: New batch of Wegen picks and two sets of (2003 era) FIK FI pins (really nice, premium color, never used)

 

Bill Collings, along with his small shop of bench-style builders in Austin, Texas, is, without a doubt, creating some of the best guitars and mandolins being built today. If you're looking to buy a lifetime instrument for yourself, be sure to check out a Collings.  You won't be disappointed. Price reflects discount and case.

  1. MT2-O Custom We're told this is a one-of-a-kind Collings MT2-O(val hole) mandolin in full Ebony finish with pearloid peghead overly and pearloid pickguard. Nickel hardware and tuning machines (Ivoroid buttons); Maple back, sides and neck; Engelmann Spruce top; OHSC. Sounds terrific! $2995
  2. MT-2V (2007, Exc+++) Birdseye Maple back, sides, and neck; Adirondack Spruce top; f-holes; tortoise color binding on the body, fretboard and peghead; sunburst finish; nickel tailpiece and tuning machines; bound Ebony pickguard; OHSC. Wonderful playability and tone. Love this mandolin. $HOLD
  3. D-1 Custom (2012, Exc+++) Beautiful Honduran Mahogany back and sides, Sitka Spruce top with no tongue brace and Adirondack Spruce bracing; black pickguard (custom); 1-3/4" nut width; 2-3/16" spacing at the saddle; Ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlay; tortoise binding on the body only, no binding on the fretboard or peghead; bone nut and drop-in saddle; Ebony peghead overlay; nickel Waverlys; Ebony belly bridge; Ebony strap button installed on the underside of the neck heel. Original case. A fine Collings dreadnought, just as you'd expect. $3000
  4. D-1A Custom (New) Mahogany back and sides, Adirondack Spruce top with Adirondack top bracing; no tongue brace; tortoise binding on the body only; Mahogany neck with 1-3/4" nut width; bone nut; Ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlay in the fretboard; Ebony belly bridge; 2-3/16" spacing at the saddle; bone drop-in saddle; Ebony peghead overlay; nickel Waverlys; deluxe case. $4545
  5. C-10 Western (New) Dark-stained Mahogany back and sides; Western-style shaded top; Ivoroid binding on the body; rope purfling on the top; OM-style neck (1-style, no volute) and peghead; Ebony peghead overlay; nickel Waverlys; 1-3/4" nut width; 2-3/16" spacing at the saddle; belly bridge with bone drop-in saddle; tortoise color pickguard; deluxe case. $4118
  6. C-10 Deluxe Custom (Recent, Exc+++) Maple back, sides and neck; Adirondack Spruce top; 1-3/4" nut width; Ivoroid binding on the body, fretboard and peghead; cutaway; custom fretboard extension; Ebony fretboard with no inlay; Ebony peghead overlay; nickel Waverlys; Ebony bridge with bone saddle; Ebony bridge pins; tortoise pickguard; L R Baggs iMix pickup installed. It's not often we get to see a C-10 with all these specs. Love it! OHSC $5995
  7. C-10 Deluxe Koa (2011, NM) Dark-stained Koa back and sides, deep body; Mahogany neck; German Spruce top; OM-style neck with 1-3/4" nut width; Ivoroid binding on the body, fretboard, and peghead; Ebony peghead overlay; nickel Waverlys with Ebony buttons; tortoise color pickguard. Gorgeous C-10 Deluxe that sounds as great as it looks; in fact, it's one of the best C-10s we've ever heard (and that's saying something). OHSC $5495
  8. C-10 Cutaway (2001, Exc+++) Lovely Collings C-10 Cutaway in great shape for its age. Looks hardly played, though we know it has been. It's just been treated very well, and the first eight frets have been replaced. Mahogany back, sides, and neck; Sitka Spruce top; cutaway; Ivoroid binding on the body only; no binding on the fretboard or peghead; bone nut; Ebony fretboard with 1-3/4" nut width; pearl dot inlay on the fretboard; Ebony peghead overlay; nickel Waverlys; Ebony pyramid bridge; 2-3/16" spacing at the saddle; bone compensated saddle; tortoise pickguard; OHSC. NICE. Someone should snap this one up! $3095
  9. 0-1A 12-fret (New) Mahogany back, sides, and neck; Adirondack Spruce top; 1-3/4" nut width; 2-3/16" spacing at the saddle; tortoise binding on the body only; Ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlay; slotted peghead with Ebony overlay; pickguard on the side; deluxe case. Incredible guitar. $HOLD
  10. OM-1 Short Scale (New) Mahogany back and sides, Sitka Spruce top; Adirondack top bracing; simple, style-1 rosette; Mahogany neck; 1-3/4" nut width; short-scale length; Ebony peghead overlay; nickel Waverlys with Ebony buttons. Deluxe case. $3668
  11. OM-1A Custom (Recent) Figured Mahogany, Adirondack Spruce top with Adirondack bracing and no tongue brace; vintage now neck (1-3/4" nut with 2-1/4" string spacing); 42-style fretboard inlay; black 000-size pickguard, Ebony strap button installed on the underside of the neck heel (pearl dot); OHSC $4300
  12. OM-1M Sunburst Varnish (2007, NM) Mahogany back, sides, and top; tortoise binding on the body only; varnish finish; full body sunburst; Ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlay; 1-3/4" nut width; Ebony peghead overlay; nickel Waverlys; Ebony belly bridge; cut-through saddle; 000-size tortoise-color pickguard. Calton case. $5550
  13. OM-1SS Cedar top (1998, Exc+++) Beautiful Mahogany back and sides, Cedar top; Brazilian Rosewood binding on the body, heel cap, and end wedge; 1-3/4" nut width; bone nut; short scale length;  2-3/16" spacing at the saddle; Mahogany neck; no binding on the Ebony fretboard; pearl dot inlay (graduated in size) at frets 5-7-9; Brazilian Rosewood peghead overlay; nickel Waverlys; Ebony belly bridge with drop-in, compensated, bone saddle; no pickguard; (it has fresh strings now, btw). OHSC $3095
  14. 00-1M (Recent, Exc++) 12-frets to the body; Mahogany back, sides, top, and neck; tortoise binding on the body only; no binding on the fretboard or peghead; slotted peghead with Ebony overlay; nickel Waverlys; bone nut; 1-13/16" nut width; simple rosette; no pickguard; Ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlay at frets 5-7-9; Ebony pyramid bridge; 2-5/16" spacing at the saddle; bone compensated saddle; deluxe case. Sweet. Very clean but for a few spots where the finish appears to have been bumped and left a non-raised blister. No dings or broken finish. Wonderful guitar. OHSC with a broken latch.  $2895
  15. 00-1A (2002, Exc+++) Mahogany back and sides, Adirondack Spruce top; 1-13/16" nut width; tortoise binding on the body only, no binding on the fretboard or peghead; Mahogany neck; Ebony fretboard with dot inlay at frets 3-5-7; slotted peghead with Brazilian Rosewood overlay; nickel Waverlys; Ebony pyramid bridge; bone compensated drop-in saddle; extremely fancy FI pins (John Mickelson's best). Incredible 00-1A with a bit of age on it. Hard to tell by looking it, but you can hear the age. OHSC $3695
  16. 000-2HC BaaA Sunburst (1998, Exc+++) We special-ordered this wonderful guitar in the late 90s, and it's treat to see and hear it again after all this time.  AA grade (which today would be AAAA grade) dark Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, Adirondack Spruce top; 1-13/16" nut width; cutaway; shaded top; Ivoroid binding on the body with herringbone top purfling; unbound Ebony fretboard with diamonds & squares inlay at frets 5-7-9; unbound Brazilian Rosewood peghead overlay; slotted peghead; nickel Waverlys; Ebony pyramid bridge with bone saddle; 2-5/16" spacing at the saddle; OHSC. This is a beautiful and great sounding 15-year old Collings 000-2HC $7995
  17. 000-3 Brazilian Custom (1998, Exc+++) AA grade Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, Adirondack Spruce top; Koa binding on the body, fretboard and peghead; abalone rosette; 45-style inlay in the Ebony fretboard; slotted peghead with Brazilian Rosewood veneer and no logo; gold Waverlys; style-3 back strip; 1-13/16" nut width; 2-5/16" at the saddle; Ebony pyramid bridge; bone drop-in saddle; no pickguard. This is one fabulous Collings 000. OHSC $9695
  18. CJ SS Custom (Recent, Mint-) Mahogany back, sides, and neck; Sitka Spruce top with Adirondack bracing and no tongue brace; OM-style (squared peghead); vintage now neck (1-3/4" nut) with custom 2-5/16" spacing at the bridge; Ebony peghead overlay; nickel Waverlys; short scale length; tiger-stripe CJ pickguard; Ebony belly bridge with bone drop-in saddle; Ebony strap button (pearl dot) installed on the underside of the neck heel; OHSC $3895

 

  • C-10 Custom Walnut back and sides, Sitka Spruce top with Adirondack Spruce braces; tortoise color binding on the body; 1-3/4" nut width; dot inlay on the fretboard; Ebony peghead overlay; nickel Waverlys with Ebony buttons; deluxe case. On Order
  • OM-1 Custom Walnut back and sides, Sitka Spruce top with Adirondack Spruce braces; no tongue brace; tortoise color binding on the body only; 1-3/4" nut width; dot inlay on the fretboard; Ebony peghead overlay; bone nut; Ebony belly bridge; bone cut-through saddle; deluxe case. May SOLD
  • 000-1 Custom Mahogany back, sides, and top; Mahogany neck; full-body sunburst; tortoise binding on the body, fretboard, and peghead; cross-grained purfling on the fretboard and headstock; 1-13/16" nut width; 2-5/16" saddle spacing; no fretboard inlay; slotted peghead with Ebony overlay; nickel Waverlys; Ebony belly bridge; tortoise pickguard; deluxe case. May SOLD

Richard Hoover's guitars are among the finest being made today. Known for their complexity of tone, Santa Cruz guitars continue to get more and more attention in our shop. Do yourself a favor and check out the Santa Cruz line. Price reflects our discount and case.

  1. Tony Rice Custom (2000, Exc+++) This guitar, though 14-years old, seems hardly played! Dark Cocobolo back and sides, wide-grained Adirondack Spruce top; herringbone top purfling; 1-3/4" nut width; bone nut; Ivoroid binding on the body and fretboard; Mahogany neck with diamond volute; no inlay in the fretboard but the SCGC logo between the 12th and 13th frets; larger soundhole; herringbone rosette; tortoise color pickguard; dark Ebony peghead overlay; nickel Waverlys; Ebony bridge with compensated bone saddle; 2-3/16" spacing at the saddle; 25.4" scale length; OHSC $SOLD
  2. OM Custom (2003, NM-) Indian Rosewood back and sides, German Spruce top; 1-3/4" nut width; herringbone top purfling and rosette, Ivoroid binding on the body, fretboard, and peghead; Mahogany neck with diamond volute; Ebony fretboard with no inlay; Ebony peghead overlay; nickel tuning machines; no pickguard; Ebony bridge with bone drop-in saddle; chrome strap button installed on the underside of the neck heel; minimal wear, very clean. OHSC (vinyl wrapped handle, blue crushed velvet interior). This is a fabulous OM.  $SOLD
  3. Mandocello (Recent, Exc+) Earlier version of the SCGC mandocello...Mahogany slope-shouldered dreadnought-style body; sunburst Sitka Spruce top with pre-war-style scalloped bracing; 8 string mandocello neck; Ivoroid binding on the body; Ebony bound fretboard with pearl graduated dots; 1-1/2" nut width; 25" scale length; wide spacing at the nut similar to the spacing on a Gibson Sam Bush mandolin. Ebony peghead overlay with pearl SCGC logo; nickel Gotoh tuning machines; Ebony bridge, bone compensated saddle; tortoise color pickguard; OHSC This guitar puts out some seriously sonorous tone! It's very clean overall but for some finish checking on the top around the bridge. Nice! $2500

Goodall Guitars has come back home to California, formerly making its home on the big island of Hawaii. If you're searching for a guitar that isn't afraid to step "outside the lines," do yourself a favor and check out a Goodall. You won't be disappointed. These are amazing guitars!   Priced with deluxe TKL hardshell case unless otherwise noted.

  1. Concert Jumbo Custom (2005, Exc++) This one sounds as good as it looks. Gorgeous Macassar Ebony back and sides, Mastergrade European Spruce top; 1-3/4" nut width; Mahogany neck with Ebony fretboard and dove inlays at 5-9-15 frets; Paua rosette; cutaway; gold Schaller machines with Ebony buttons; Ebony bridge and pins; bone compensated saddle; deluxe case. List today would be close to double our asking price, if not more. L.R. Baggs iMix pickup and Ebony strap button installed. Lovely, great sounding Goodall. $5195

  1. Size 5 Terz Claire's Guitar (2004, #73 of 100, NM-) The original "Claire's Guitar" from Martin, celebrating the birth of C.F. Martin IV's daughter Claire, on September 13, 2004. Specs of this wonderful Size 5/Terz 12-fret guitar include: Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, Sitka Spruce top with non-scalloped 1/4" bracing; Ivoroid binding on the body and heel cap; style 45 rosette; style 45 back purfling; abalone and b-w-b top purfling; 21.4" scale length; 18 frets (total); modified low oval Mahogany neck; 1-11/16" wide bone nut; Brazilian Rosewood peghead overlay with the Martin logo in Awabi Ribbon pearl; gold-plated Waverly tuning machines with Ivoroid butter bean knobs; Ebony fretboard with custom inlay of diamonds & snowflakes with a "footprint" located between the 17th and 18th frets; Ebony bridge (size 5) with cut-through bone saddle; 2-1/8" spacing at the saddle; bone bridge pins and end pin with Awabi Ribbon pearl dots; deluxe Martin 318C hardshell case. Wonderful size 5 guitar with sweet tone and great volume, whether tuned the 'standard' third above, or in a custom tuning, such as the "Nashville high string" tuning. $4395
  2. Style 3 Ukulele (c. early 40s, Exc+) Soprano size Mahogany body with 7-ply top binding and 3-ply back binding; 5-ply sound hole ring; grained Ivoroid inlay in the lower edge of the top; 17-fret Ebony fretboard with extension to the sound hole; small pearl paired inlays at frets 5-7-9; 3 lines inlaid down the center of the fingerboard; no ornament or logo in the peghead; nickel patent pegs; original "Bergstrom Music, Honolulu" label on the back of the peghead. Moderately heavy playing wear on the top, but no cracks. Lovely instrument. Original gray soft case and newer HSC included. $2695
  3. T-18 Tiple (1962, Exc+) Sweet player, this. Formerly owned by Billy Beeman, part of the original Wagon Masters who played at Knott's Berry Farm in the 50s and 60s. All original but for the bridge re-glue, which is structurally fine, if not the most attractive work. The body is 8-15/16" wide with a 17" scale; 10 strings in groups of 2, 3, 3, 2. Tuning is generally like that of the ukulele, but with the octaves on the three lowest groups. Specifications are like those of an 18-style guitar. Non-original HSC included. $1495
  4. 00-18 (1926, VG) This 00-18 plays and sounds terrific. Mahogany back and sides, Adirondack Spruce top; some repaired top and back cracks (solid, if not pretty); touch-up spots on the top (which you can see); original finish on the sides and back except for the bottom portion of the guitar where two holes have been patched, re-stained and re-finished. The refinished area comes up the sides a bit and bleeds over onto the top. Bridge may be original, and it has been re-glued. Bridge plate is original and repaired. Neck has the original finish; the tuning machines are original; the bar frets are original, and they have been nicely dressed. A passive pickup has been installed (three contacts on the lower top, each about the size of a quarter); recent tortoiseshell color pickguard. HSC $5650
  5. 00-18V (2003, Exc++) Mahogany back and sides, Sitka Spruce top with standard X, scalloped bracing; tortoise color binding on the body, heel cap, end wedge; 1-3/4" nut width; 2-1/4" spacing at the saddle; old-style 18 rosette; tortoise color pickguard; Ebony belly bridge with bone long saddle; Ebony pins with pearl dots; Mahogany neck; Ebony fretboard with old-style 18 dot inlay; Rosewood peghead overlay; Martin script logo; nickel-plated Martin butterbean style tuning machines; OHSC (Geib) Lovely guitar, this one. OHSC $1950
  6. 00-21 (1928, Exc-) Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, Adirondack Spruce top; 12-frets to the body; tortoise binding on the body; bar frets. New deluxe Geib style case. Amazing tone in this guitar. It's definitely a shop favorite for tone. $8500
  7. 000-17SM (2013, NM) 000 12-fret body: Satin-finish solid Mahogany back and sides, gloss-finish solid Sitka Spruce top, tortoise color binding, 25.4" scale, 2-1/4" string spacing at saddle; Tortoise pickguard; modified low-oval neck; slotted peghead, 1-3/4" nut width; Morado fretboard, diamond & squares fretboard inlays; nickel tuning machines with Ivoroid buttons; OHSC. Set up to suit the Mudge. Call and ask him about the guitar if you wish, cause he knows it well! $1300
  8. 000-42 Custom (2007, NM) Indian Rosewood back and sides, premium (grade 8, per Martin's spec sheet) Adirondack Spruce top; 1/4" Golden Era top bracing; Ivoroid binding on the body, fretboard and peghead; 42-style purfling and rosette; 45-style snowflake inlay; Mahogany neck (verified) with modified V shape and 30s-style heel; fossilized Ivory nut; Rosewood peghead overlay with abalone torch inlay and the C.F. Martin script logo in abalone above the torch; engraved gold Waverly tuning machines; 24.9" scale length;2-5/16" spacing at the saddle; Ebony belly bridge with six-point abalone snowflakes inlaid in the bridge feet; radiused, cut-through fossilized Ivory saddle; fossilized Ivory 45-style bridge pins; 45-style fossilized Ivory end pin; tortoise color pickguard (000-size); OHSC (Geib). Gorgeous and great sounding! $8995
  9. OM-18V (1999, Exc+++) First year of issue for the OM-18V. Mahogany back and sides, Sitka Spruce top; 1-3/4" nut width; 2-3/8" spacing at the saddle; Mahogany V-shaped neck; Corian nut; Ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlay; tortoise color pickguard; Ebony bridge with Micarta cut-through saddle; this guitar is amazingly clean to be from 1999. Sounds like a million bucks. FAT, rich, full. I wouldn't mind owning it myself. OHSC (Geib) $SOLD
  10. OM-28 Golden Era  (2005, Exc+++) Figured (but nice, with dark color) Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, Adirondack Spruce top with scalloped, 1/4" Adirondack braces; Ivoroid binding on the body; fine herringbone top purfling; fossilized Ivory nut; 1-3/4" nut width; Ebony fretboard with diamonds and squares inlay (short pattern); style 28 rosette; zigzag backstrip; Brazilian Rosewood peghead overlay; GE style Martin logo; nickel Gotoh butterbean style tuning machines;  modified V-neck with 1930s style heel; 2-3/8" spacing at the saddle; 1930s style Ebony belly bridge with fossilized Ivory (long) saddle; fossilized Ivory pins and end pin with black dots; interior label signed by CF Martin IV; Original Geib style case. Check out Tim May playing this guitar in a brief clip here. $10,000
  11. D-18 (1960, VG+) Really great sounding D-18. Jack played this one before heading in to his lesson, and he said, "This is a good one!" Dan Lashbrook has spent some time with this one, as you can see (and in spots you can't see from these photos). Our customer tells us he bought this D-18 from Lashbrook, and Lashbrook sold it as having an Engelmann or Adirondack (original) top, i.e., not Sitka (as on some of the early 50s D-18s and D-28s). It's got most every Lashbrook mod you can get: a hot-rodded bridge, scalloped braces, direct-contact tuners (Waverlys); scalloped FI nut and saddle; and small bridge pins. The finish, while a bit rough, is original. I will say it again: the guitar sounds great. Newer HSC $6000
  12. D-18 (1945, Exc+) This guitar was owned for 61 years by a Missouri fiddler named Johnnie Mitchell. We're told Johnnie wore out three sets of tuners while he had it, but the guitar is in excellent condition. There are no cracks on the top or back, and just a couple of repaired spider web cracks on the treble side. Specs include: Mahogany back, sides, and neck; Adirondack Spruce top with tapered bracing; tortoise binding on the body; Gotoh Kluson-style tuners with cream buttons; Ebony fingerboard with pearl dots; steel T-bar reinforcement in the neck; Brazilian Rosewood peghead overlay with decal logo; newer bone nut; replacement (and re-glued) Ebony bridge with cut-through bone saddle; newer pins; original pickguard; Ebony heel cap, replacement end pin. The back of the peghead has a neck cord strap attachment, the neck has been reset, and the guitar has had at least two sets of frets. Most importantly, you can tell this is an instrument that was loved and played regularly, and the tone will bear this out. You'll be hard-pressed to find a more focused, powerful wartime D-18. The tone is round and balanced, but with great low-end. The case is from the 50s, with green interior. Wonderful guitar! $13,000
  13. D-28 Golden Era Sunburst (Exc++, #436) This guitar is ten years old and has started opening up nicely. It's got lively, crunchy, tone, and we like it a lot. Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, Mahogany neck with diamond volute; Adirondack Spruce top with 1935-style sunburst; herringbone top purfling; old-style wood fiber rosette; scalloped Adirondack Spruce bracing; forward-shifted X brace; Ivoroid binding on the body; modified V-shaped neck; Ebony fretboard with 1-3/4" nut width and diamonds & squares inlay; 25.4" scale length; Fossilized Ivory Nut and long saddle; FIK bridge pins, strap button and end pin (the original pins and end pin are in the case; replacement pickguard (original is in the case); Brazilian Rosewood peghead overlay with Golden Era decal; nickel Waverly tuning machines. Tweed Geib style case with padded Modern case cover. $12,000
  14. D-28 (1955, Refinished) Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, Spruce top; Mahogany neck with diamond volute; refinished sometime ago (by Martin, we believe); two repaired back cracks, re-glued top brace; neck has been reset; replaced pickguard (slightly larger); new frets and saddle (installed by Gruhn's); original nut; tuners replaced (were Grovers, now Waverlys; newer Martin hardshell case. Great sounding guitar! $8000
  15. D-28 (1955, VG+) Really nice sounding D-28. The action is more suited for the bluegrass player, but it's fine form most anyone. There's some possible overspray, and definitely a lot of finish crazing. Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, Sitka Spruce top; 1-11/16" nut width; new bridge (by Bill Baldock); four original tuning machines, two new Waverlys; nice period case is included. $7500
  16. D-28 Marquis Madagascar (Recent, Exc++)  This is a terrific-sounding, great-playing dreadnought. Madagascar Rosewood back and sides, Adirondack Spruce top; scalloped Adirondack, forward-shifted, standard X top bracing; Ivoroid binding on the body; herringbone top purfling; old-style wood fiber rosette; 25.4" scale length; 1-3/4" nut width; dovetail Mahogany neck with diamond volute; 2-5/16" spacing at the saddle; Ebony fretboard and bridge; Rosewood peghead overlay; Gotoh butterbean nickel tuning machines; fossilized Ivory nut and cut-through saddle; vintage-style Delmar pickguard; original Geib-style case. Definitely a shop favorite, this guitar. $4295
  17. CS-D28-12 (2012, NM-) One of 125 such instruments made in 2012. Cocobolo back and sides, Adirondack Spruce top and scalloped-x, forward-shifted, 5/16" top braces; Custom Shop "thin" finish package; hide glue construction; Ivoroid binding on the body, end cap and heel cap; HD zig-zag back strip; satin-finish solid Mahogany, hand-carved neck; solid Ebony fretboard; 1-3/4" nut width, 2-5/16" spacing at the saddle (2-1/4" at the 12th fret); 1930s-style belly bridge; long (cut-through) FI saddle; FI nut, FI bridge pins, and FI end pin; beveled Delmar pickguard; Cocobolo peghead overlay with Martin logo in raised silver script; nickel Waverly tuning machines; Original Geib-style case. $4595
  18. D-37K (1980, Exc-) Flame-figure Koa back and and sides, Sitka Spruce top with amber stain; multi-ply binding on the body only, no binding on the fretboard or peghead; 1-11/16" nut width; Mahogany neck with no volute; Ebony fretboard with pearl inlay at frets diamond and wedges inlay at frets 5 and 9, Maltese Cross inlay at fret 7; abalone rosette; Ebony bridge; white pins; drop-in saddle; light tortoise-color pickguard; chrome-plated mini tuners (Martin); thermoplastic case. Some playing wear as you can see, and a recent re-glue of the bridge. All in all, a nice D-37K from the first year of its nine-year run. Strap button installed on the underside of the neck heel. $2700
  19. D-76 Bicentennial Limited Edition (1976, #1685 of 1976 made, Exc++) A nice, clean example of the limited edition D-76:  3-piece Indian Rosewood back, Sitka Spruce top; herringbone rosette and back strips; b-w back purfling; 25.4" scale length; Ebony fretboard with pearl "star" inlay (beginning at the first fret and ending at the 19th fret; 1-11/16" nut width; Rosewood peghead overlay with a pearl American Eagle inlay; Chrome Grover tuning machines; white binding on the body only, with b-w--w-b purfling on the top; Ebony belly bridge; non-compensated saddle; black pickguard; OHSC $3995

 

  1. Bacon & Day Silver Bell #1 (1928, Exc) All original; beautiful Maple rim and neck; some playing wear on the neck and body; some brassing of the flange; knee mute; homemade pickup too (the receiver from an old-style telephone); Ebony fretboard with pearl inlay; Rosewood headstock overlay with planetary tuning machines; OHSC Great banjo for jazz. $1700
  2. Baranik JX (2007, Used) [Michael Baranik, Templeton, CA] Small jumbo body size (16" lower bout); Indian Rosewood back and sides, Carpathian Spruce top; large sound hole (4"); 25.6" scale length; radiused top and back; stainless frets, Highlander II pickup system installed; Ameritage case with Baranik logo. More info to follow....I can tell you, though, it's a terrific sounding guitar. Played it yesterday, and heard Russ B. play it too. Nice, full, rich tone. We were impressed. $4795
  3. Bluesman Vintage Esquire Custom (Recent, Exc+++) Fred Stuart lap wrap (hotter than usual) pickup. Superb guitar.  1-11/16" nut width (but full neck). We love this guitar! Gig bag included. $1550
  4. Breedlove MJ Custom (1995, #138, Exc+++) Jumbo shape; Flame Maple back, sides and neck; Sitka Spruce top; sharp cutaway; Ivoroid binding on the body, fretboard and peghead; abalone rosette; Ebony fretboard with birds-in-flight inlay (Mother of Pearl) at the 12th fret; Ebony peghead overlay with Breedlove logo in pearl; gold Schaller machines with Ebony buttons; Ebony bridge (pinless) with bone saddle; this instrument was built when Steven Henderson was still head of the shop (and signing the labels) at Breedlove.  It's been a long time since we've seen this guitar, and it's good to have it back in the shop. back full sides2 OHSC $2895
  5. CB "Rosine" Banjo (2005, NM) [Chris Bozung, Fairview, TN] Here we have an exceptionally clean Rosine model banjo that is eight years old.  Curly Maple resonator with vintage sunburst finish and Ivoroid binding; 3-ply premium hard Maple rim; Curly Maple neck with dark walnut stain; Ebony fretboard with trademark rose inlay in Mother of Pearl and Abalone and "Rosine" block inlay in Mother of Pearl; McPeake tone ring; one-piece premium cast allow flange with brass tension hoop; gold-plated Presto tailpiece; "CB Double-Cut" peghead with black overlay & trademark "Rose" inlay in Abalone & Mother-of-pearl. Five-Star Planetary with gold-plated Five-Star geared fifth peg tuning machines; Snuffy Smith hard Maple bridge with Ebony cap; deluxe case. This banjo has been cased almost its entire existence, and it's in fabulous condition. It's just wanting to be played. OHSC $3000
  6. Crafters Tennessee Studio Custom (2010, NM) Similar in size and shape to an L-00; AAAA-grade Curly Maple back and sides (we're told the body was built by Chris Bozung before leaving Crafters of Tennessee; all else by Mark Taylor), Spruce top; sunburst finish; Brazilian Rosewood peghead overlay; grained Ivoroid binding; Brazilian Rosewood rosette; OHSC $2200
  7. Deering G.D.L 5-string Banjo (NM, Used) Gorgeous Greg Deering Limited banjo featuring California-grown English Curly Walnut (burled, really) resonator with tapered sides; hand-set abalone trim and Ivoroid binding; Deering 20-hole bell bronze tone ring; Deering premium violin-grade 2-ply Maple rim and brass-notched tension hoop; English Walnut "slender" neck; Ebony radiused fretboard with bone nut; 22 nickel silver frets; adjustable truss rod; Ivoroid bound neck with abalone and pearl fretboard inlay; triple-bound peghead with abalone inlay; Deering Planetary tuners and geared 5-th string tuner.  List on this banjo (before the 2014 Deering price increase) is $6900.  You can own this instrument and its well-stickered Calton case for $3495
  8. Everett AC (1997, Exc++) [Kent Everett, Atlanta, GA] Jumbo body; Indian Rosewood back and sides, Sitka Spruce top; soft cutaway; black bound body, Lacewood bound fretboard and heel cap; abalone rosette; Mahogany neck; Ebony fretboard with no inlay; Ebony peghead overlay with Everett logo in silver; gold tuning machines with Ebony buttons; Ebony bridge with bone saddle; Ebony bridge pins with pearl dots; back full The guitar is in clean condition, and the only thing of note is some center seam separation on the top (doesn't go through to the wood); otherwise it's in fine shape. OHSC $2795
  9. Fortenbery 0000 Custom (New) Just in from Jeff Fortenbery is this 0000 custom in Honduran Rosewood (love the bit of sapwood in the center) with Carpathian Spruce top. The body is 16" at the lower bout, and it joins the neck at the 13th fret. Other specs include: cutaway, 1-3/4" nut width; 25.6" scale length; Maple binding on the body; bone nut; Ebony fretboard with micro dot inlay; Koa and Abalone rosette; clear pickguard; Honduran Rosewood peghead overlay (front and back); chrome Gotoh 510 tuning machines; Ebony bridge with compensated bone saddle; deluxe hardshell case. Great guitar with lively, focused tone. $CALL
  10. Fortenbery Madagascar Rosewood D (Used, Exc+++) [Jeff Fortenbery, Cincinnati, OH] It's been a few years since we first met Jeff, courtesy of our good friend, luthier Will Kimble. Jeff's been repairing guitars for years, but he switched to building them full-time in 2007, and we think that's a good thing! We're pleased to have a few of Jeff's guitars in the shop right now, including this lightly used Madagascar Rosewood dreadnought made with hide glue. It's got an Adirondack Spruce top, abalone rosette; Maple binding on the body with b/w/b top purfling; Maple end wedge; Mahogany neck with diamond volute; 1-3/4" nut width; 25.6" scale; 2-1/4" spacing at the saddle; bone nut; Ebony fretboard with micro dot inlay; Madagascar Rosewood peghead overlay with b/w/b purfling; chrome Schaller machines with Ebony buttons; Ebony bridge with compensated bone saddle; chrome strap button installed on the underside of the neck heel; Fishman undersaddle pickup included. This guitar is pretty amazing, and it's a steal at this price.  I'm just saying. OHSC $2495
  11. Huss and Dalton TD-R Custom (c. mid-90s, NM-) This lovely H&D TD-R is on consignment with us, and our seller tells us it is one of six such guitars he had made several years back. The Brazilian is dark and old-growth; the Adirondack tops he got from Ted Davis many years ago. The body is bound in Koa, there is no pickguard, no herringbone. Mahogany neck with diamond volute; bone nut; Ebony fretboard with diamonds & squares inlay; Ebony peghead overlay with the H&D logo in abalone; nickel Waverlys; Ebony modified belly bridge with cut-through bone saddle. OHSC $7495
  12. Huss & Dalton 000-SP (Recent, Exc+++) Indian Rosewood back and sides, Sitka Spruce top; 12-frets to the body; Rosewood binding on the body and fretboard; no binding on the peghead; maple and w/b/w/b/w/b purfling on the top; herringbone rosette; matte finish Mahogany neck; Ebony fretboard with 1-3/4" nut width and pearl inlay; 2-5/16" spacing at the saddle; 24.9" scale length; tortoise color pickguard; slotted peghead; nickel Waverlys; K&K pure mini pickup installed.  Great guitar! OHSC $2995
  13. JC Baxendale 000-12 (New) [John Baxendale, Littleton, CO] A good friend and customer told us about John Baxendale's guitars, and we're pleased to offer this one at the shop. We asked John to make us a 12-fret 000 of Mahogany and Adirondack, but we left the rest of the details to him. We can tell you it's a fabulous sounding, great playing instrument that is light in weight and expressive in terms of overall tone. Build specs include: Honduran Mahogany back and sides (lacquer finish), Adirondack Spruce top (cut in 1989, per John, and finished with shellac); Honduran Mahogany neck with diamond volute; Ivoroid binding on the body, fretboard and peghead; 1-3/4" nut width; bone nut; 2-1/4" spacing at the 12th fret; old-growth, quartersawn Brazilian Rosewood fretboard and bridge; slotted peghead with Brazilian Rosewood overlay and JC Baxendale inlaid in pearl; vintage style pickguard material; Ivoroid bound bridge, as well as Ivoroid bound slots in the peghead; inlay in the top, too, at the center seam. You've got play and hear this one, folks! $3995
  14. Jaros Memphis Electric (Recent, NM) [Jim Jaros, Brentwood, TN]  AAAAA-grade quilted Maple top and back over Mahogany body; translucent blue finish; 25" scale length; 24-fret ebony fretboard with Mother of pearl and abalone Aztec stair step inlay pattern; gold hardware and Sperzel tuning machines; Tone Pros bridge and stop tailpiece; more info to follow. $2195
  15. Lacey Imperial Archtop (1999, Exc+++) Gorgeous 18" amber blonde archtop by Mark Lacey, who has made Nashville his home since 1995. Highly figured carved Maple back and sides, carved Spruce top with X-bracing; bound f-holes; two-piece Maple neck with Ebony center stripe; 1-11/16" nut width; Ebony fingerboard, bridge and tailpiece; gold-plated DeArmond floating pickup; Ebony headstock veneer (front and back); multiple bindings on the body, fretboard and headstock; Mother of Pearl inlays; gold-plated Grover Imperial tuning machines; 25-1/4" scale length; 3-1/4" body depth; multi-bound tortoise color pickguard; Gray Calton case with taupe interior included in the price. $12,000
  16. Larrivee Parlor Maple SE (Used, Exc+++) 13-1/4" wide, 3-1/2" deep; Satin finish solid flame Maple back and sides with Maple binding; solid Spruce top with forward-shifted X-bracing, simple Ivoroid rosette; dovetail neck joint, satin-finish Mahogany neck with Ivoroid binding; 1-3/4" nut width; Ebony fretboard and straight bridge; 24" scale; clear pickguard; compensated Micarta saddle; white pins with black dots; chrome tuning machines; Larrivee gig bag included. $950
  17. Lehmann Eclipse Gypsy Jazz Guitar (2002, Exc+++) [Bernie Lehmann, Rochester, NY] Patterned after the Selmer "Petite Bouche" model but with a more contemporary sound. Rosewood (an option, not standard) back and sides, Mahogany neck with 1-3/4" nut width; AAA-grade Spruce top; antique amber finish; small oval sound hole with beautiful and intricate rosette; Ebony fingerboard with pearl dot inlay; slotted peghead with Ebony overlay and gold-plated tuning machines; Rosewood bridge (2-5/16" spacing at the saddle) with Rosewood and brass tailpiece. The top side has a sound port with lets the player hear the sound easily. Lower bout of 16". More information to follow (including scale length). OHSC $3600
  18. Loef Stani D (Recent, Exc+++) [Olaf Loef, Finland] African Mahogany  back and sides, European Spruce top; 1-3/4"nut width; Mahogany binding on the body; wood purfling (blue/dark red/blue); small wood rosette (blue/dark red/blue); Ebony fretboard with abalone dot inlay; Ebony peghead overlay; gold mini Gotoh tuning machines; Ebony (polished, gloss) bridge; bone saddle; 2-3/16"string spacing at the saddle; a balanced instrument with good volume. Undersaddle pickup installed. OHSC $2295
  19. LoPrinzi LM-12 (Used, Exc++) 14-fret dreadnought shape; solid German curly Maple back and sides, solid Spruce top; Mahogany neck; white bound body; no binding on the fretboard or peghead; Ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlay beginning at the 5th fret; Rosewood bridge; 28-style rosette; black pickguard; Rosewood peghead overlay; gold Grover tuning machines. OHSC High action, but good sound in this older LoPrinzi D. back full $1399
  20. Lucas LD-28 Brazilian (2006, Exc++) [Randy Lucas, Columbus, IN] Dark Brazilian Rosewood back and sides; Adirondack Spruce top; 1-3/4" nut width; Ivoroid binding on the body; no binding on the fretboard or peghead; 28-style rosette; herringbone top purfling; dark Brazilian Rosewood peghead overlay; Lucas logo in the peghead (not in the fretboard, which is customary); Mahogany neck with diamond volute; adjustable truss rod; Ebony fretboard with diamonds and squares inlay; nickel Waverlys; bone nut; Ebony belly bridge with bone cut-through saddle; bone pins; Ivoroid end pin; tortoise color pickguard; deluxe Calton case. $6500
  21. McCollum Dreadnought (1995, Exc++) 3-piece back (Maple/Walnut/Maple) back, Walnut sides, Bloodwood purfling divides the wood on the back; Bloodwood heel cap; dark body binding; Spruce top (Sitka, it appears); herringbone rosette; 1-3/4" nut width; Ebony fretboard bound in Maple; Maple "leaf" pattern position markers; Ebony peghead overlay with Maple "vine" inlay;  gold Kluson machines with tulip-shaped buttons; Ebony belly bridge with Maple 'leaf' pattern inlay in the bridge feet; white pins with abalone dots; bone saddle; 2-1/4" string spacing; unusual "clear" abalone-like pickguard; repaired crack (small) on the back that is solid, but still visible. This is one of the more unusual dreadnoughts in the shop at present! back full OHSC $2695
  22. McGill MKS Collector Series (2003, NM, #2) 12-frets to the body; Zircote back and sides, with Sapwood center; 30-year old (when cut) Bearclaw German Spruce top; 25-1/4" scale length; Mahogany neck; 1-3/4" nut width; Ebony fretboard with no fretboard inlay; figured Box Elder burl and abalone rosette; abalone top purfling; flamed Koa binding on the body, fretboard, and peghead; Box Elder peghead overlay; slotted peghead; bronze Waverly tuning machines with Ivoroid buttons; Ebony modified pyramid bridge; 2-1/8" spacing at the saddle; bone split saddle; original case (Modern Case Co. nylon-covered hardshell). Amazing. Totally. $11,500
  23. Miller Osprey D (2003, #68, Exc++) [Ken Miller, Florida] Black Brazilian Rosewood back and sides; Adirondack Spruce top and braces; Mahogany neck with adjustable truss rod and graphite reinforcement; Black Brazilian Rosewood bridge and peghead overlay; Green snail rosette; FI nut, saddle, end pin and bridge pins (the pins and fretboard have pearl dots with gold rings); the Osprey inlay is made of green snail and black pearl; the feather inlay if of white and black mother of pearl; Italian celluloid pickguard; gold mini Schaller tuning machines with MOP buttons; "Pick-Up-the-World" #54 pickup; strap button installed on the underside of the neck heel; OHSC back full (TKL) $5995 
  24. Moonstone 000-42 (2001, Exc++) [Steve Helgeson, Eureka, CA] Cocobolo back and sides; Adirondack Spruce top with aging toner; Mahogany neck with diamond volute; Ivoroid binding on the body, fretboard and peghead; abalone top purfling and 45-style rosette; 25-1/2" scale length; 1-13/16" nut width; 2-3/8" spacing at the saddle; Ebony fretboard with 45-style abalone inlay; slotted peghead with Ebony overlay and abalone torch inlay; gold Waverly tuning machines; Ebony pyramid bridge with compensated bone saddle; pins have abalone 'ring' inlay; back full; TKL "Alligator" case. Lovely instrument. $4895
  25. National Style 0 (1930, VG+) This is a wonderful 30s era Style O that sounds terrific. It's got the stained Pearwood fingerboard, as you would expect. It's in great shape for its age save a side dent and one spot of separation. It comes to us with its original case and also a new tweed case. $3295
  26. Noble Custom Dreadnought (2002, Minty) [Roy Noble, Little Rock, California] If I'm reading the numbers correctly, this is an all but new guitar from...2002. Per the owner, this guitar has essentially been kept squirreled away and is all but unplayed. It is said to have been a featured guitar at IBMA, and again, if I'm reading the numbers on the neck block correctly, it would have been finished in mid-August of 2002 (just in time for IBMA). Fancy, figured Brazilian back and sides ("twinned" or lined-sides), Mastergrade Adirondack top; figured Maple binding on the body, cross-grained Ivoroid binding on the fretboard, and Ivoroid binding on the peghead; herringbone top purfling and rosette; Ebony fretboard with mop diamond inlay (long pattern); Mahogany neck with 1-11/16" nut width; burled Brazilian Rosewood bridge; burled Brazilian Rosewood peghead overlay with customary Noble diagonal running through it; pearl truss rod cover with Noble engraving; gold Waverly tuning machines; tortoise color pickguard. Hard to believe this guitar is 11 years old! Tonally balanced throughout, this guitar would record beautifully. OHSC $7500
  27. NoName 00 Wenge SH (New) [Dan Kugler, Conifer, CO] We recently met Dan Kugler, the "name" behind NoName Guitars, courtesy of our good friend and customer Craig B. Craig's a big fan of Dan's instruments (he owns several), and he suggested we get together to see if we could do some business. Well, we thought Mr. Kugler might send us a guitar to see, but no, he and his lovely daughter drove all the way from Colorado to visit us! They brought some instruments for us to see and play, and a couple of them have stayed behind in Tennessee. This particular guitar features a 12-fret body made of solid Wenge back and sides, with a "Lucky 12" Sinker Spruce solid top; the binding is Satinwood and Wenge, and the rosette is of the same woods. It's got a slotted peghead with no peghead inlay and Schaller tuners. The nut width is 1-3/4", and the saddle spacing is 2-1/4". Scale length is 24.9". The voice in this guitar is rich and warm, but with great clarity. It plays wonderfully and just makes you want to stay with it for a while. It's a lovely instrument we're pleased to have in the shop. HSC $2995
  28. Peterson J-100 (New) Neil Peterson, of Hill Country Lutherie (not far from Austin, TX), was introduced to us by a friend of mine, Warren Peterson, whom I've known for what seems forever. Neil is Warren's cousin, and Warren thought we might like to see what Neil's been building the past few years (officially since 2004). Neil likes to build with traditional tone woods, of course, but he REALLY likes using woods that are unusual, and often, indigenous to Texas. Here's one of the guitars he brought by the shop Monday. It's a fine player with a nifty mix of woods, so we are happy to have it in the shop for sale. Specs are as follows: Jumbo body (16-9/16" lower bout) of Curly Maple back and sides; Port Orford Cedar top and Port Orford Cedar bracing; Mesquite binding with Abalone purfling; laminated Mesquite neck with 2-way adjustable truss rod (with carbon fiber inserts); bone nut; Ebony fretboard and peghead with Mesquite binding; abalone fretboard inlays; Tortis Gibson-style pickguard; Ebony bridge with bone saddle; Gotoh 510 gold tuning machines with black buttons; 25.4" scale, 1-3/4" nut width; 2-1/4" spacing at the saddle. $2795
  29. Posch NL (Nick Lucas) Model Sunburst (New) [Leo Posch, KS] Extremely nice Maple back, sides and neck; Adirondack Spruce top; sunburst finish; deep body; Ebony fretboard, bridge and peghead overlay; fancy cloud inlay in the fretboard and peghead; Ivoroid binding on the body and fretboard; no binding on the peghead; nickel Waverlys with Ivoroid buttons; Ebony straight bridge with bone long saddle; bone nut; 1-3/4" nut width; strap button installed (by Leo) on the underside of the neck heel. Stunningly beautiful, and great sounding Nick.  Deluxe case. $4900
  30. Posch OM-RW (New) [Leo Posch, McLouth, KS] Honduran Rosewood back and side, Adirondack Spruce top; sunburst finish; chevron top purfling; 1-3/4" nut width; stainless frets; Honduran Rosewood peghead overly with Posch logo in abalone; nickel Waverlys with oval buttons; Ebony belly bridge and bridge pins; tortoise color pickguard; strap button installed on the underside of the neck heel; deluxe case. $4900
  31. Posch D-RW (New) [Leo Posch, McLouth, KS] Mastergrade Honduran Rosewood back and sides, Adirondack Spruce top with Adirondack Spruce bracing; hide glue construction; Honduran Rosewood binding on the body; full body purfling, Ebony fretboard with deluxe inlay, bone nut and cut-through saddle; Honduran Rosewood peghead overlay with "Leo Posch" inlay in abalone; gold Waverly tuners, celluloid pickguard, Ivoroid pins; Ebony strap button installed on the underside of the neck heel; hardshell case. Specs add up, per Leo, to $5300, but he's letting us offer it to you for  $5050
  32. Posch D-M (New) [Leo Posch, McLouth, KS] Dreadnought body; Mahogany back, sides, and neck; Adirondack Spruce top with sunburst finish; 1-3/4" nut width; bone nut; Ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlay and stainless frets; 2-5/16" spacing at the saddle; Honduran Rosewood peghead overlay; nickel Waverlys with oval buttons; Ebony bridge and bridge pins; bone cut-through saddle; deluxe case. Fabulous sounding dreadnought, no question. $4700
  33. PRS Santana Brazilian Limited Edition (2004, Minty) #154 of 200 made; Mahogany body with flame Maple top; Santana 2 body purfling; Brazilian Rosewood neck; 24-fret Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard with abalone bird inlay and Santana fret wire; Santana III humbucking pickups; chrome and gold (mixed) hardware and tuning machines; PRS Vibrato bridge; engraved and numbered back plate; OHSC $6500
  34. PRS Custom 22 Artist (2004, Exc+++) Gorgeous carved flame Maple cap over Mahogany body; single cutaway; gray black translucent finish; 22-fret Mahogany "wide fat" neck with Ebony (non-standard) fretboard and abalone bird inlay; 2 PRS humbuckers; 2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way switch; Rosewood peghead with Paul Reed Smith logo in fancy Paua; gold Kluson deluxe tuning machines with tulip buttons; graphite nut; gold-plated PRS stop tailpiece; gold strap button; OHSC Pretty light in weight, and extremely resonant. $2295
  35. Shelley Park Model Elan 14 (July 2003, Exc++) [Vancouver, Canada] 14-frets to the body; Modified Selmer/Maccaferri (gypsy jazz) design; 640mm scale length; Mahogany back and sides (nice figure) bound in Indian Rosewood; Spruce top; D-shaped soundhole; bound Ebony fretboard sans inlay; slotted headstock; zero fret (24 frets total); adjustable truss rod; 3-on-a-plate gold-plated 16:1 tuning machines with pearloid buttons; Ebony floating bridge; embossed brass tailpiece with Ebony insert; nickel-plated strap button installed on the neck heel; OHSC $3495
  36. Travis Williams Small Jumbo (2008, Exc+++) [Travis Williams, Ardmore, OK] Small Jumbo shape with Mahogany back and sides; Adirondack Spruce top; 1-3/4" nut width; 2-3/16" string spacing at the saddle; Ebony fretboard with no inlay (25-1/4" scale); Ebony peghead overlay; nickel plated Grover tuning machines; tortoise color pickguard; Ebony bridge; compensated saddle; black pins with abalone dots; includes an AER pickup; perfect fingerstyle guitar, but it can take a pick, too.  Sounds terrific. Light pick scratches and a 'dimple' or two here and there, otherwise clean. where back full OHSC $1995
  37. Welker Archtop Fretless Bass [El Welker, Claremont, NH] Maple back, sides, neck and top;  antique brown French polish finish; F-hole; two octaves; bound body, fretboard and peghead; Ebony fretboard with pearl inlay; Ebony peghead overlay; nickel plated tuning machines and tailpiece; Kent Armstrong pickup installed.; Ebony pickguard.  Lovely instrument, and quite unusual. This instrument bridges the gap between electric bass and upright beautifully....it sounds terrific. HSC $3995

  1. McGill Nylon Super (2012, NM-) [Paul McGill, Nashville, TN] Highly figured Curly Maple back and sides, Cedar top;  Mahogany neck with Ebony fretboard (slightly radiused) and treble-side extension; 1-7/8" nut width; strings spacing at the saddle is 2-1/8";  the guitar has a few upgrades over the standard Maple Super, including: Snakewood binding; Snakewood peghead overlay; Baljak tuning machines with Snakewood inlay and Buttons; RMC pickup installed (with onboard EQ); bone and abalam inlay in the Cocobolo bridge; clear pickguards have been installed above and below the soundhole; Original softside case. The original price of this instrument was almost $8000. It's beautifully crafted by hand, and it sounds wonderful too. $6200

  1. Alvarez "Lawsuit" 5052 Jumbo (1978, Exc++) Made in Japan. One of the "lawsuit" models, as it looks too much like the Gibson J-200. Maple back and sides; solid Spruce top; sunburst finish throughout; 1-11/16" nut width; 25-1/2" scale length; Mahogany neck; Ebony fretboard with MOP inlay; chrome tuning machines; strap button installed; Ebony bridge with adjustable saddle; HSC  This guitar sounds terrific. $600
  2. Duesenberg Lap Steel (Recent, As New) Our customer tells us this particular lap steel is not yet available commercially, as this is a prototype. He purchased it from Canada. To our eyes, it appears similar to the Duesenberg Pomono-6 lap steel, in that it incorporates both the "easy-slide" and "easy-shift" capo action, along with the Duesenberg multi-bender bridge. The body of the lap steel is Mahogany with a sunburst finish, and it has an aluminum (black anodized) fretboard, as found on the Pomono-6. The scale length is 650mm (25.6"); pickups are Duesenberg "little toaster" pickups; 1 volume, 1 tone, and 3-way switch; the tuning machines are chrome-plated Duesenberg Z tuners, with "art-diego" buttons. OHSC $1795
  3. Eastman T186 MX (2007, Exc) Sunburst; Thinline electric, 16" wide; 1-3/4" deep; solid carved Mahogany back and sides, hand-carved Maple top; body bound in Maple; Mahogany, 22-fret neck with 1-3/4" nut width; Ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlays; double cutaway; humbucking pickups; 2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way selector switch; Gotoh tunable bridge; 2-3/32" spacing; gold-plated Grover tuning machines; OHSC Great value in a fine electric. $1200
  4. Epiphone Broadway (Used, Exc+) 17" Maple body with cutaway; Spruce top; C-shaped Maple neck; 1.68" nut width; Rosewood fretboard with abalone and pearloid block and triangle inlays; gold-plated Alnico Classic Humbuckers; tortoiseshell-style pickguard with metal E; 2 volume, 2 tone; floating Rosewood bridge; Frequensator tailpiece; gold-plated Grover machines (16:1); comes with gig bag (Guild). Missing the truss-rod cover and the switch knob. Great inexpensive jazz box. $600
  5. Fender 60s Relic Custom Shop Strat (2007, Exc+++) $3000
  6. Fender Jazz Bass (1968, Refinished) Owned by a local player for the past 10 years or so, this Jazz Bass has a refinished body, the pickguard has been replaced, and the fingerboard has been refretted. Maple neck with black Fender peghead decal; Rosewood fretboard bound in white, with pearloid block inlays; original Jazz Bass electronics and hardware. The original bridge and pickup covers are in the original hardshell case. The neck finish is smooth, and there is some crazing on the peghead. Great player at about half the price of one that hasn't been refinished.  $3595
  7. Fender Jazz Bass Reissue (90s, Exc+++) $1250
  8. Gibson SG SC-3 Ltd. (2007, Exc++) You know you've always wanted an SG with three single coil pickups...chicken head 5-way switch; USA-made; black beveled guard; Rosewood board with pearl block inlay; Kluson tuning machines with tulip buttons; nickel hardware; missing one knob. $1400
  9. Gibson L-48 (c.1949-50, VG+) Really cool 16" archtop with Maple back, Mahogany sides, and laminate Mahogany top; no pickguard; some overspray around the bridge; replacement Kluson (individual, not strip-style) tuning machines; Lifton period hardshell case in fair condition. Plays wells, sounds really good. $1395
  10. Gibson SJ (1949, VG, As Is) Wonderful Southern Jumbo that's just in need of a little TLC, so we've priced it accordingly. Nice that it has the original case, cause that's worth some good money right there! Basically, this guitar got a not-so-good neck reset at some point, and it could definitely benefit from a new one (and some fretwork). Still, it can be played as is, so if you want it, and will just know it needs a neck set, you'll be fine. The guitar had a pickup, which has now been removed, so there's a hole where the end pin (or end pin jack) should be. Nice guitar, that with some work, could be fabulous. Call Mudge for an in-hand description. $4800
  11. Gibson Banner LG-2 (c.43-45, No FON) This is definitely the cleanest LG-2 Banner we've seen in a long while! Plays and sounds terrific, too. 14-1/2" at the lower bout; Mahogany back and sides, Spruce top; x-bracing on the top; sunburst top; single ring rosette; dark Mahogany stain on the back and sides; single-bound top and back; no binding on the fretboard or peghead; nice figure in the neck; Rosewood fretboard with pearl dot inlay; black-face peghead with "Only a Gibson is Good Enough" banner and Gibson script logo; adjustable truss rod; Brazilian straight bridge with pearl dots; small tortoise pickguard; bone nut and saddle; replacement pins; original tuning machines; 60s era brown alligator soft case. $4200
  12. Gibson Southern Jumbo (1956, Exc-) Wonderful guitar, this SJ. All original but for replacement tuners, and the bridge has (just recently) been reglued (by Bill Baldock). It's got lots of playing wear and some crazing, and one older crack that is so close to the sides on the back that it doesn't go past the kerfing. It's stable. Mahogany back, sides, and neck with Walnut finish; Spruce top with sunburst; Brazilian Rosewood fretboard and bridge; multiple bindings on the body; single white binding and pearloid double parallelogram inlays on the fretboard; tortoiseshell nitrocellulose pickguard. Non-original hardshell case in ok condition.  $SOLD
  13. Gibson TB-2 (1928, Exc) 11" head; Maple Resonator and neck with dark walnut stain; white binding on the bottom edge of the resonator; flat plate metal flange with hexagon-shaped holes; "The Gibson" interior decal on the wood rim; Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard; TB-2 inlays; "the Gibson" inlay and a decorative inlay in pearl on the peghead; replacement tuners have been installed (the original tuners are included in the case); nickel-plated hardware; the TB-2 has a replacement Waverly fiber-skin head and a modern bridge. The original (but VERY rough condition) hard-shell case is included. Apparently, our customer's Labrador Retriever took a liking to the case and bit a big chunk out of it. Didn't know hide glue tasted so good! :) Our customer also told us if he were to keep the TB-2, he would re-neck it with an Irish tenor neck. Without a tone ring (master tone), it's not as desirable to convert this one to a 5-string neck for bluegrass. It's a wonderful, great sounding instrument as it is! $HOLD
  14. Gibson ES-175 (1961, Exc-) 16-1/4" laminate sunburst Maple body with triple-bound top; f-holes; pointed cutaway; replacement pickup (Lawrence) with the original humbucking pickup (patented, not PAF) in the case; original tailpiece with a T in the center and zigzag tubes on the side (even though the book says this was only with the 2-pickup model); single-bound Rosewood fretboard with pearl double-parallelogram inlay; two knobs (volume and tone); non-original Tune-o-matic saddle on Rosewood bridge; crown peghead inlay and Gibson logo; original tuning machines with tulip buttons; way cool guitar! OHSC $4500
  15. Gibson L-4 (1935, VG+) Extremely curly carved Maple back and sides, Mahogany neck with adjustable truss rod; carved Adirondack Spruce top; f-holes; single-ply binding on the top and back; bound fretboard and headstock; sunburst top; Rosewood fretboard with Nick Lucas inlays; non-original bridge; black peghead with Fleur-de-lys inlay and Gibson script logo in pearl; original machines; pickguard (disintegrating) in the case; three repaired back cracks; one repaired top crack (bass side f-hole); OHSC  $2700
  16. Gibson Super 400 (1969, Exc+) Formerly owned by Leo Jackson (guitarist most well-known for having played with Jim Reeves). Electric archtop with rounded cutaway; 18" at the lower bout; vintage sunburst finish; solid 2-piece Maple back, Maple sides, solid carved Spruce top; multiple binding on the top, back, sides, f-holes, fingerboard and peghead; split block inlay in the Ebony fretboard; 5-piece split-diamond peghead inlay (front) and 3-piece split diamond peghead inlay (back); 2 humbucking pickups; 2 volume, 2 tone knobs; gold tuning machines with tulip-style buttons; adjustable bridge with inlay in the bridge feet; bound pickguard; strap button on the back of the body; OHSC  $8500
  17. Gibson J-200 (1956, Exc++)  Sunburst finish. Straight from the 1956 Gibson catalog: J200. The dramatically beautiful 'J200' has long been known as "King of the Flat Tops" ... with its characteristic big, deep tone and truly majestic appearance, it is well named. Body is uniquely braced for free resonance with carefully selected Spruce top and beautifully figured Maple back and rim. Edges are bound with black and white laminated celluloid. Pickguard is artistically engraved in color. Special Rosewood bridge. Dimensions -- 17" wide by 21" long and 4-7/8" deep at end pin. Neck is of curly Maple. "Truss-rod" reinforcement also provides for adjustment of action depth -- with Rosewood fingerboard. Large pearl inlays are used and the fingerboard is bound on all edges to match the body. Scale length 25-1/2" -- 20 frets. Kluson "Sealfast" machine heads and other metal fittings are gold-plated. Available in Regular Cremona brown with lustrous sunburst, or in Natural clear finish to reveal the beautiful wood great more clearly. Our notes: Double x-braced, patched jack hole; drop-fill on top; 1 repaired top crack. Original brown case with pink lining (we're not sure if it's the #600 Faultless or the #609 Challenge, as listed in the 1956 catalog. Easiest playing, best sounding J200 we have ever had at Cotten Music. Someone needs to snag this guitar!! $SOLD
  18. Gretsch 6190 (1954, Exc++) 16" body; single cutaway; Maple back and sides, laminated Spruce top with sunburst finish; f-holes; single DeArmond pickup; single-bound top and back; single-bound fretboard with block inlay; 2-ply peghead veneer with black outer layer and white under layer; T-roof logo engraved in the peghead veneer, along with the word "Electromatic" engraved vertically over a zigzag (lightening bolt?) pattern; nickel tuning machines with Ivory buttons; replacement tortoise color pickguard; replacement bridge (work done by Greg at Classic Ax); original tweed hardshell case. Some binding coming loose where the neck joins the body. Nice player! $1400
  19. Ibanez Artstar AF-120 (1997, Exc+++) Discontinued model, made from 1996-2002. Fully hollowbody electric with single cutaway; Maple back and sides, Spruce top; "brown burst" finish throughout; 3-piece neck of Maple and Mahogany; short scale length; Rosewood fretboard with pearl and abalone inlay; Super 58 pickups; two volume, two tone knobs, 3-way switch; Rosewood adjustable bridge; Trapeze tailpiece; gold tuning machines with pearloid knobs. Great Jazz box that won't set you back a lot of money. $650
  20. Kalamazoo KG-11 (c.1933-34, Exc+) Mahogany back and sides, Adirondack Spruce top; 1-3/4" nut width; small burst. This KG-11 is like the one Tommy Emmanuel used on one of his cds. It's in very good shape with decent neck angle. Original condition but for the nut and newer tuning machines. Might need some frets soon. Comes with a Modern Case Company case (very nice) that fits the Kalamazoo like a glove. $1700
  21. Loar LH-309VS Archtop (New) 16" archtop; vintage sunburst finish; Maple back and sides, solid, hand-carved, hand-graduated Spruce top; Mahogany V-shaped neck; 24-3/4" scale length;  bound body and neck; 1-3/4" nut width; single Loar P-90 pickup; 1 volume, 1 tone knob; compensated Ebony bridge; trapeze tailpiece; two-way truss rod; nickel-plated butterbean tuning machines; fleur-de-lys peghead inlay. $866 List Our price $650
  22. Music Man Albert Lee MM90 (2013, NM-) Great guitar...Southern Ash body with high-gloss black finish; Music Man® vintage tremolo of chrome plated, hardened steel with bent steel saddles; 22-fret Rosewood (optional) neck and fretboard; 1-5/8" nut; 10" radius; gunstock oil-finish neck; MM90 - 3 Music Man® MM90 vintage style pickups; white pearloid pickup; volume and tone knob; 5-way switch; chrome tuning machines; OHSC $1100
  23. Recording King R20 Songster Resonator Banjo (New) Maple rim with rolled brass tone ring; Mahogany veneer resonator, 1-piece nickel-plated flange; Mahogany neck with bound Rosewood fretboard and mother-of-pearl floral inlay; Rosewood peghead overlay with mother-of-pearl floral inlay; planetary tuners; Kershner tailpiece; nickel-plated hardware; 11" REMO FiberSkyn head.  A fine value for a nice resonator banjo.  Gig bag or HSC sold separately.  $600 List Email for our price
  24. Seagull Maritime SWS Dreadnought HG (New) Solid Mahogany body; solid Spruce top; high-gloss finish; Mahogany neck with Rosewood fretboard; Rosewood bridge; bound body with binding on the fretboard (dual action truss rod) or the peghead; chrome-plated tuning machine;  compensated Tusq nut and saddle. Case or gig bag sold separately $869 List Email for our price
  25. Tacoma DM-912 12-string (2002, Exc++) Dreadnought body; satin finish; solid Mahogany back, sides, and neck; solid Sitka Spruce top with tortoiseshell top binding; Rosewood fingerboard with abalone dots; Rosewood bridge; 25-1/2" scale length; chrome Gotoh tuning machines; Great sounding, and EASY playing 12-string. The perfect 12-string if you need one but don't want to put a lot of money into one. OHSC $500
  26. Takamine Ltd. Edition 2009 (2009, Exc+++) Every year since 1987, Takamine has released a Limited Edition guitar, and this one, from 2009, features the Takamine NEX small jumbo body with top-grade solid Mahogany back and sides, and solid Spruce top; Mahogany neck; Ebony fretboard and Rosewood bridge. The finish is a vintage-style sunburst, with Ivory color body, neck and peghead trim; abalone rosette; black pickguard with mother-of-pearl inlay; the fretboard also features mother-of-pearl inlays; gold tuning machines with pearloid buttons; the guitar was outfitted with an onboard, active pickup system featuring the CTP-2 (Cool Tube Preamp). It's a fabulous performance guitar, and it's ready to go. OHSC $1100
  27. Taylor T5-C (Recent, NM) Hollow thin-line body with wine red finish; bound top and headstock; 5-way pickup system: magnetic acoustic humbucker, magnetic electric humbucker, Dynamic Body Sensor, preamp system; select solid Spruce top; Sapele body and neck; bone nut and saddle; bound, stylized F-holes; Ebony fretboard, bridge, and headstock overlay; Taylor "Artist" fretboard inlays; gold hardware; short scale length; OHSC $1395
  28. Taylor T5X (Recent, NM) The base model in the T5 line-up, this T5X features matte finish Ovangkol (African Rosewood) top; Venetian cutaway; matte finish Sapele back and sides; standard T5 bracing; Ebony fretboard with small diamond inlays, bridge, and peghead overlay; T5 electronics with 5-way switch; chrome tuning machines; it's obvious the previous owner put a different strap button (should be chrome) on the guitar, so we can swap that out. Also, this guitar generally comes with a gig-bag, but this guitar comes with a nice, fitted hardshell case.$1295
  29. Taylor 410 (2004, Exc+++) Ovangkol back and sides, Spruce top; white binding on the body; iBeam pickup installed; non-OHSC $1099
  30. Taylor 30th Anniversary Guitar (2004, NM-) 30th Anniversary Grand Concert body; Indian Rosewood back and sides, Spruce top with scalloped X-bracing; Mahogany neck with 1-3/4" nut width; Paua rosette; 20-fret Ebony fretboard with pearl and gold 30th Anniversary fretboard inlay; slotted peghead with Ebony overlay (front and back); Waverly tuning machines; Ivoroid binding with abalone top purfling; Tusq nut and saddle; 24-7/8" scale length; adjustable truss rod; Expressions pickup system installed; gold-plated strap button installed on the underside of the neck heel; deluxe HSC (original) included. Beautiful limited edition Grand Concert; 250 of this model were made. OHSC $3295
  31. Taylor 918E Grand Orchestra First Edition (2013, Minty) Taylor's new (as of 2013) Grand Orchestra model, and the first edition of this particular model (#13 of 100 made); 16-3/4" at the lower bout, the "grand orchestra" combines the grand auditorium, dreadnought, and jumbo body shapes. More importantly, it has a 4-13/16" depth at the end block, making it the deepest body Taylor makes. Premium Indian Rosewood back and sides, premium Sitka Spruce top with Adirondack Spruce bracing; 900-series appointments, including fancy abalone rosette; clear pickguard; 1-3/4" nut width and 2-3/16" spacing at the saddle; Ebony fretboard and bridge; Taylor Expressions System Electronics; gold Gotoh 510 tuning machines; OHSC $3495
  32. Taylor 810 (1991, VG+) Older Taylor that sounds and plays great. Formerly owned by Dougie MacLean. Indian Rosewood back and sides, Sitka Spruce top; 1-11/16" nut width; white binding on the body,  fretboard, and peghead; Rosewood peghead overlay; Ebony bridge and fretboard; older 810 fretboard inlays (slotted diamonds); abalone rosette; signature inside the body (Dougie MacLean's signature); lots of wear around the soundhole, but in fine structural shape overall. Plugged holes (from an old pickup) on the top sides rim, above the neck heel. Currently has a Fishman Matrix undersaddle pickup installed. OHSC $1100
  33. Vega Fairbanks Tubaphone Banjo (1919, Exc++) Really cool instrument! 12" pot; price includes an original Fairbanks hex key (sometimes hard to come by); six-strings (guitar-banjo); for more information, give the Mudge a ring at the shop. OHSC $2250

  1. Aleyas 2-Point Mandolin (New) A lovely new 2-point mandolin by Lee Chapman made with Birch back and sides, and a Carpathian Spruce top; sunburst finish; bound body, fretboard and peghead; Ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlay and treble side extension; gold tailpiece cover and gold tuning machines with pearl buttons; Ebony peghead overlay with pearl flourish and "Aleyas" (the name comes from combining elements of Lee's children's names); HSC. Currently strung with J-75s, this new mandolin has great volume, woody tone and a fine chop. Thanks to Lynn Dudenbostel for recommending Lee's work to us. Folks, this is a steal of deal for a handmade, new, 2-point mandolin. It really should be over $5k. $3595
  2. Collings MT-2 Varnish (2007, Exc+++) Birdseye Maple back, sides, and neck; Adirondack Spruce top; f-holes; tortoise color binding on the body, fretboard and peghead; sunburst finish; nickel tailpiece and tuning machines; bound Ebony pickguard; OHSC. Wonderful playability and tone. Love this mandolin. $3295
  3. Collings MT2-O Custom We're told this is a one-of-a-kind Collings MT2-O(val hole) mandolin in full Ebony finish with pearloid peghead overly and pearloid pickguard. Nickel hardware and tuning machines (Ivoroid buttons); Maple back, sides and neck; Engelmann Spruce top; OHSC. Sounds terrific! $2995
  4. Flatiron Cadet Pancake Mandolin (1987, Exc+++) Performer Series, Bozeman, MT. Teardrop shape; flat top and back (similar to Gibson's Army-Navy model) of Maple with brown stain; opaque black finish over Spruce top; Mahogany neck; no binding or ornamentation; Rosewood fretboard with pearl dot inlay; "Flatiron" logo in white paint on the peghead; nickel tuning machines with white buttons; nickel clamshell tailpiece; Cumberland Acoustic adjustable bridge installed; original chipboard case. Great player. Really nice. $600
  5. Gibson A Mandolin (1919, As Is) Need a project mandolin? The top has sunk and there are cracks in the top. We're selling it as is, so if you want it for a project or for parts, here's your mandolin. Call Mudge for an in-hand description. A good hardshell case is included in the price. $595
  6. Givens Ode A-10 Mandolin (1975, Exc-) The label reads: "The Givens Mandolin, Manufactured by Tut Taylor Music, Inc. Nashville, Tenn. Distributed by Gretsch® Cincinnati, OH"; solid Maple back and sides, solid Spruce top; sunburst finish; bound body; no binding on the fretboard or peghead; Mahogany neck with 1-1/8" nut width; 24-fret Ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlay; nickel plated tailpiece engraved with "Givens" (this Ode was built by R L Givens when he was just starting to build, and when he was working for Tut); ODE logo and flourish on the peghead; Kluson deluxe tuning machines with white buttons. Structurally fine, we're calling it Exc- because of cosmetics only. It's a fine A-style mandolin. HSC OHSC $1800
  7. Heindel Tenor Ukulele (New) Joe Heindel, Cuyahoga, OH; Koa back and sides, old-growth Western Red Cedar top; Camel bone nut and saddle; classical-style fan bracing; French polished, spirit varnish finish (made by Joe); hot hide glue on all wood-to-wood joints; bone pin bridge; Mahogany neck with two (2) carbon fiber neck reinforcement rods; West African Ebony fingerboard with white gold mother of pearl inlay; 12" radiused fretboard; banjo/mandolin fret wire; Aquila Nylagut strings; faux tortoise (made by Joe) binding, rosette, heel cap, and end piece veneer; hardshell case. We're thrilled to have another of Joe's instruments, and this time it's a wonderful tenor ukulele. It is terrific. $2500
  8. Hovington F-5 (Recent, Used) [Vancouver, CAN] From Canadian luthier Tomy Hovington, this is an F-5 mandolin featuring carved quilted Maple back and sides, carved Bearclaw Sitka top, Maple neck, Ebony fretboard with treble-side extension abalone block inlays; White and black purfling on the body, fretboard and peghead; Ebony peghead overlay with Hovington in pearl; signed truss rod cover; nickel-plated tuning machines with white buttons; adjustable Ebony bridge; nickel-plated tailpiece cover; OHSC $1795
  9. Loar LM-590-MS F-style Mandolin (New) Hand-carved solid Maple back and sides, hand-caved solid Spruce top; hard rock Maple neck; with Rosewood 20-fret fretboard; tobacco sunburst with Ivoroid binding on the body only; no binding on the fretboard or peghead; thin satin finish throughout; bone nut, 1-1/8"
    nut width; 2-way adjustable truss rod; "The Loar" logo in mother of pearl; compensated Ebony bridge. Basically, an F-9 in style-fewer frills and appointments, but hand-carved tone woods. Our first one of the sold three hours after it arrived at the shop. We're very impressed with this mandolin, and we're glad to have another in stock. Just Arrived
  10. Martin Soprano Ukulele (As New) All solid Mahogany with Ebony nut and saddle; simple rosette. Comes with original bag.  Two in stock. $300
  11. Moku MV-20T Vintage Series Ukulele (New) The newest Moku uke is styled after the 40's era Martin Tenors. They feature satin-finish solid Sapele back, sides, top, and neck; faux Tortoise shell binding; 1-3/8" nut width; Ebony nut and saddle, and traditional 3-point headstock; chrome geared tuning machines with Ebony buttons. Set up with Aquila Strings. $473 List On Order
  12. Moku Select Series MS-90T (New) Solid African Mahogany back and sides, solid Spruce top; gloss finish; Mahogany neck; Rosewood fretboard and bridge; bone nut and saddle; geared tuners with Koa buttons; abalone rosette; abalone micro-dot fretboard inlay; 1-3/8" nut; 16-7/8" scale. $473 List Our price $402
  13. Moku Select Series MS-90T (Exc+++, Recent) As above, but lightly used. $325
  14. National Triolian Mandolin (1930, VG) Perfect slide mandolin! Top, back, sides, peghead, machines, back full $1200
  15. Northfield NF-F5S (New) Carved figured Maple back, sides, and neck; carved Adirondack Spruce top; f-holes; sunburst satin lacquer top, back, and neck; single-ply Ivoroid top binding; two-piece Maple neck with Ebony center stripe; striped Ebony fretboard (unbound) with MOP dot position markers and scooped treble-side extension; Ebony peghead overlay with MOP Northfield script logo; nickel-plated Schaller tuning machines with black buttons; adjustable Ebony bridge; nickel-plated cast tailpiece; Ivoroid-bound Ebony pickguard; oblong case. Another exceptionally find sounding F-5 from our friends at Northfield Mandolins! $2695
  16. Northfield F2-SB (New) Carved figured Maple back, sides, and neck; carved Adirondack Spruce top; oval hole; black satin lacquer top finish; Sheraton brown satin lacquer finish body and neck; single-ply Ivoroid top binding; two-piece Maple neck with Ebony center strip; 1-1/8" nut width; striped Ebony fretboard (unbound) with MOP dot markers and scooped treble-side extension; Ebony peghead overlay with MOP Northfield script logo; Schaller nickel tuning machines with black buttons; adjustable Ebony bridge; nickel-plated cast tailpiece; Ivoroid-bound Ebony pickguard; deluxe oblong case. $SOLD another on order
  17. Randy Wood Two-Point (1971, Exc++) Currently owned by Roland White (since 1975); previously owned and played by his brother, Clarence White.  For more photos and pricing information, please email
  18. Red Diamond A-4 (2013, NM-) [Don MacRostie, Athens, OH] Exceptionally clean 2001 Standard A-4 mandolin from Don MacRostie, of Athens, OH. Red Maple back, sides, and neck; Adirondack Spruce top with oval hole and x-bracing; long scale neck; lower arch; lacquer finish; compound-radius Ebony fretboard; adjustable truss rod; red finish body; gold-plated tuning machines with pearl buttons; abalone and pearl inlay, along with Red Diamond logo in the peghead. OHSC $4500
  19. Strickland F-5 Mandolin (2011, Exc++) [Spencer Strickland, VA] Curly Maple back & sides (one piece back); Spruce top; Ebony fingerboard with treble-side extension; Ebony bridge, Ebony peghead overlay with abalone fern inlay, MOP truss rod cover, gold hardware. Shaped hard case. $2750
  20. Weber F-5 Fern (Recent, NM) Traditional F-style body with Scarlet red varnish finish; AAA-grade Maple back, sides, and neck; Adirondack Spruce top, hand-graduated and hand-tuned; tone bar bracing; Ebony fretboard with Ivory binding and 6mm MOP dots; double cutaway extension; 1-1/8" nut width, 10" radiused fretboard; dual-action, adjustable truss rod; Weber traditional bridge; bound Ebony peghead with abalone fern inlay; gold Grover tuning machines and gold-plated tailpiece. OHSC (Weber rectangular) $4000

Fossilized Ivory, Bone, Water Buffalo and Ebony Appointments by the best: John Mickelson, also known as the Fossilized Ivory King, may he rest in peace. We have no more pins available, but we still have some gorgeous strap buttons and end pins.  Please email for photos.

  1. Select End pins abalone dot $65-80
  2. Fancy End pins $85
  3. Fancy strap buttons (no dots) $95

Cases, Gig Bags, Amps

  1. AER AcoustiCube IIA Amp (Recent, NM) The second generation of the AcoustiCube amplifier offers 120 watts and a 1x8" speaker; 2 channels (Piezo/line and line/mic); effects loop, record out, DI out, headphone, and sub bass out; footswitch and cover included. $1499
  2. Alpine Boulder gig bags (dreadnought, classic, F and A mandolin sizes) various colors; call or email for pricing.
  3. Calton Deluxe OM Case (NM) late Canada; Van Deusen Blue exterior, pewter interior. Nice! $795
  4. Fender Stage Lead II amp (Used) Two 12s; great amp for the money. $250 (local pick up only)

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