July 26, 2017

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  • Blue Heron Custom Soft Case (Recent, Mint) Blue exterior; fits Collings 0-sized (14-fret) body. Just Arrived
  • Breedlove Bass (Used) OHSC More info to follow. Just Arrived
  • Calton Deluxe Case (Used, Exc+++) Canadian-built model; White granite exterior with dark green interior; fits Gibson L-00, Collings C-10, or similarly-sized guitars. $700
  • Collings MT-2 O (2008, NM-) One piece Maple back; Maple sides, Maple neck; Adirondack Spruce to with; x-bracing; Ivoroid binding on the body; fretboard and peghead; Ivoroid rosette and bound oval sound hole; lacquer finish; Ebony peghead overlay with Collings logo and abalone flourish inlay; nickel-plated tuning machines with Ivoroid buttons; Ebony fingerboard with pearl dot inlay; compound radius fingerboard; 1-3/16" nut width; bone nut; adjustable truss rod; Ebony adjustable bridge; nickel-plated Collings brass tailpiece; OHSC Beautiful MT2 oval hole mandolin that's perfect for multiple styles of music: jazz, classical, old-time, or Celtic. Serial #1689 OHSC $2850
  • Collings 000-1 Koa (2016, Minty) Flamed Koa back and sides, Sitka Spruce top; tortoise color binding on the body; no binding on the fretboard or peghead; style-1 rosette; tortoise color pickguard; Mahogany neck with 1-13/16" nut width; Ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlay at frets 5-7-9; slotted peghead with Ebony overlay and Collings logo in pearl; nickel Waverlys. Beautiful guitar with equally wonderful tone, sitting somewhere between the richness of Rosewood and the articulation and sweetness of Mahogany. OHSC Serial #26592  $4750
  • Collings OM-3C Custom (2008, Exc+) Indian Rosewood back and sides, Engelmann Spruce top; cutaway; Tortoise color binding on the body, fretboard, and peghead; cross-grained purfling on the fretboard; Mahogany neck with diamond volute; Ebony fretboard with no inlay; 1-3/4" nut width; bone nut; Brazilian Rosewood peghead overlay with Collings logo in pearl; Serial #15588 OHSC Just Arrived
  • Gibson Nick Lucas Special (1928, VG) All Nick Lucas guitars are rare, but this Nick Lucas Special is extremely rare. Mahogany back and sides, Adirondack Spruce top with sunburst finish; "H" top bracing; Sheraton brown finish on the back, sides, and neck; 13-3/4" body; 4-1/2" depth; Mahogany neck with adjustable truss rod; multi-ply sound hole rosette; Rosewood fretboard with Nick Lucas Special pearl inlays; bound body and fretboard; unbound black finish "open book" peghead and Gibson logo in silver silkscreen; 1-3/4" nut width; 24/1-8" scale length; original engraved Waverly tuning machines with Ivoroid buttons; recent neck reset and re-fret (Gruhn Guitars); Rosewood bridge; Ebony pins; repaired top crack by the bass edge of the bridge; playing wear throughout; paper "Nick Lucas Special" label is torn and shows some water marks. Newer Gibson HSC This is a terrific instrument! $7500
  • Martin 1T Ukulele (40s, Exc+++) Wonderful tenor ukulele that plays and sounds terrific. Mahogany back, sides, top, and neck; tortoise color binding on the body; Rosewood fretboard with small dot inlay; Ebony nut; Mahogany peghead; nickel-plated tuning machines with black buttons; Rosewood bridge with bone cut-through saddle; K&K pickup installed. Comes with the original chipboard case and a hardshell case suitable for shipping the instrument. $1350
  • Robin "Wrangler" Tele (early '90s, Exc+++) Robin Guitars, Houston, TX; No longer produced; Swamp Ash body with cherry red translucent finish; bolt-on curly Maple neck with Rosewood fretboard and pearl dot inlay; 1-11/16" nut width; 25-1/2" scale length; single-ply white pickguard; three Rio Grande single coil pickups: Muy Grande bridge pickup, Half-breed pickup in the middle position; Vintage Tallboy pickup in the neck position; 5-way switch; one volume, one tone knob; Tele-style bridge with adjustable saddles; chrome-plated hardware and tuning machines; OHSC $1195
  • Sobell Model 1 (2000, Used) K&K pickup; Hiscox case Just Arrived Photos today
  • Weber Octave Mandolin (Used) OHSC Just Arrived

 

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. I-35LC Aged (New) 15" wide at the lower bout; Laminate Maple body with non-grained Ivoroid binding; un-bound f-holes; Faded Cherry finish; "aged" finish package throughout; Lollar Low Wind Imperial Humbuckers; black knobs and pickup rings; Honduran Mahogany neck with C-shape and 1-11/16" nut width; no binding on the neck or peghead; Rosewood fretboard with pearl dot inlay; 24-7/8" scale length; Ebony peghead overlay with Collings logo in pearl; chrome Gotoh tuning machines with Ivoroid buttons; bound pickguard; Tone Pros bridge and stop tailpiece; deluxe case. This one's got a great feel. It's light in weight and is as alive acoustically as it is plugged in. Serial #16816 $4625
  2. I-35LC (New) 15" wide at the lower bout; Laminate Maple body with non-grained Ivoroid binding; un-bound f-holes; Faded Cherry finish; Lollar Low Wind Imperial Humbuckers; black knobs and pickup rings; Honduran Mahogany neck with C-shape and 1-11/16" nut width; no binding on the neck or peghead; Rosewood fretboard with pearl dot inlay; 24-7/8" scale length; Ebony peghead overlay with Collings logo in pearl; chrome Gotoh tuning machines with Ivoroid buttons; Tone Pros bridge and stop tailpiece; deluxe case. Pretty much our favorite model Collings electric. Deluxe case. Serial #16810 $4050
  3. MT-2 Birdseye (New) Birdseye Maple back, sides, and neck; Italian Alpine Spruce top; f-holes; honey amber finish; tortoise color binding on the body, fretboard, and peghead; Ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlay; Ebony adjustable bridge; nickel plated brass tailpiece; Ebony peghead overlay with pearl flourish and Collings logo; nickel-plated tuning machines with Ebony buttons. Collings vintage-style case. Serial #A3788 We love the tone in this mandolin (the volume too). $4410
  4. MF-5 Varnish (2006, Exc++) One-piece Maple back, Maple sides, Maple neck; Adirondack Spruce top with parallel tone bars; Ivoroid binding on the body, fretboard and peghead; 1-1/8" nut width; Ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlay; compound radius fretboard; bound Ebony pickguard; Ebony peghead overlay with Collings logo and flourish in pearl; nickel Waverlys with pearl buttons (not stock); nickel plated cast brass tailpiece with engraved border; Ebony bridge/saddle with Fishman pickup installed (original bridge is available); HSC (Collings mandolin case, but not the deluxe version). serial #744 HSC (Collings mandolin case, but not the deluxe version). serial #744 $8000
  5. Baby 1 (New) Mahogany back and sides, torrefied Sitka Spruce top; tortoise binding on the body; Mahogany neck with no volute; Ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlay at frets 5-7-9; 1-3/4" nut width; bone nut; pickguard in the case; 24-1/8" scale length; 12-1/2" at the lower bout; 1-style rosette; figured exotic Ebony peghead overlay; nickel Waverlys with Ebony buttons; Ebony belly bridge with bone drop-in saddle; Ebony bridge pins with pearl dots; deluxe case. Serial #26528 She may be tiny, but she's got a mighty big voice! Love it! $3803
  6. C-10 Deluxe Cutaway Custom (2001, NM-) Walnut stain Mahogany back and sides, Adirondack Spruce top; cutaway; Ivoroid binding on the body, fretboard, and peghead; Sunburst top; 1-3/4" nut width; bone nut; 2-3/16" saddle spacing; firestripe pickguard; Ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlay; Ebony peghead overlay; nickel Waverlys; Ebony straight bridge with bone drop-in saddle; Ebony bridge pins with pearl dots; Maple-Walnut-Maple back strip; chrome-plated strap button installed on the underside of the neck heel; LR Baggs Ribbon (passive) pickup installed; sold with silver-gray Blue Heron gig bag (deluxe white Calton case with dark green interior sold separately). Serial #6955 $4895
  7. C-10 Deluxe Custom Black (2003, 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. We're pretty sure it's one of a kind. Love it! OHSC Serial #9252 $5195
  8. C-10 SS Sunburst (2011, Exc+++) Dark stained Mahogany back and sides, Sitka Spruce top; Ivoroid binding on the body; no binding on the fretboard or peghead; sunburst top; short scale length; firestripe pickguard; Mahogany neck with Ebony hairsplit peghead; Ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlay; 1-3/4" nut width;  2-3/16" spacing at the saddle; Ebony straight bridge; bone drop-in saddle; Ebony pins; OHSC (case has a blemish, but is structurally fine). One of the best C-10s we've heard. Great guitar. Serial #18269 $HOLD
  9. CJ-A (2001, Exc++) Lovely Collings CJ in great shape; 14-frets to the body; sloped shoulders; Indian Rosewood back and sides, Adirondack Spruce top; 1-11/16" nut width; Ivoroid binding on the body, fretboard, and peghead; tortoise color pickguard; style-3 backstrip; Ebony peghead overlay with Collings logo in pearl; bone nut; nickel Waverly tuning machines; 2-3/16" spacing at the saddle; Ebony belly bridge; bone drop-in saddle; Ebony pins with pearl dots; OHSC. Nice! Serial #7499 $3895
  10. D-1A (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. Serial #22550 $4770
  11. OM-1 Sunburst Custom (2008, Exc++) Mahogany back and sides, Sitka Spruce top; sunburst top finish; no pickguard; tortoise binding on the body, fretboard and peghead, with cross-grained purfling under the fretboard and peghead binding; Mahogany neck with diamond volute (unusual); Ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlay; Ebony peghead overlay; nickel Waverlys with Ebony buttons; 1-3/4" nut width; 2-3/16" spacing at the saddle; bone nut; Ebony belly bridge with bone cut-through saddle. The top shows some sinking at the center seam, but it's closed, not open. The guitar is in overall excellent condition, and it's got a big voice. We love it. Serial #15104 $3295
  12. OM-2H (2010, Exc++) Collings' best-selling guitar...the OM-2H. This one's in excellent condition and is ready for a new home. Indian Rosewood back and sides (don't know where the back and sides photos went...i'll shoot new ones and add them in just a bit), Sitka Spruce top; tortoise color pickguard; Ivoroid binding on the body only; herringbone top purfling; 28-style rosette; Mahogany neck with diamond volute; 1-3/4" nut width; bone nut; Ebony fretboard with diamonds and squares inlay at frets 5-7-9; Brazilian Rosewood peghead overlay with Collings' logo in pearl; nickel Waverlys; Ebony belly bridge with drop-in bone saddle; 2-3/16" string spacing; Ebony pins with pearl dot inlay; OHSC. The guitar shows some marks from playing...nothing major. Call for an in-hand description. $2895
  13. OM-2H T (2016, NM-) Indian Rosewood back and sides, Torrefied Sitka Spruce top; hide glue; thin nitrocellulose finish; Ivoroid binding on the body; small (brown) herringbone top purfling; style 2 rosette; tortoise color pickguard; 25-1/2" scale; no tongue brace; 2-style zipper backstrip; Honduran Mahogany neck with diamond volute; 1-3/4" nut width; Ebony fingerboard with abalone diamonds and squares inlay; Exotic Ebony peghead overlay with gold MOP Collings logo; nickel Waverlys; Ebony belly bridge with 2-5/16" spacing; bone cut-through saddle; Ivoroid string pins with Ebony dot; Collings Traditional handcrafted case. Amazing warmth and projection in this OM. Light weight too. Love it! Serial #26926 $4395
  14. 00-1A (2002, Exc+++) Sold new by Cotten, and just released back into our inventory by a friend who is paring down his guitar collection. We're glad to have it back in the shop. It's a wonderful 00-1A. 12 frets to the body, Mahogany back and sides, Adirondack Spruce top; Mahogany neck with diamond volute; 1-13/16" nut width; bone nut; Ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlay at frets 5-7-9; tortoise binding on the body only; no binding on the fretboard or peghead; slotted peghead with Brazilian Rosewood overlay and Collings' logo in pearl; nickel Waverlys; Ebony strap button installed on the underside of the neck heel. Some light pick scuffs on the top, and three small dings (hard to show in the photographs); a little bit of wear to the binding in the lower waist of the guitar, but otherwise quite clean. OHSC $3695
  15. 000-1H Sunburst (1994, Exc) This is an interesting custom Collings from 1994 (Serial #1553, made in 1994, though the label reads 3/95); Mahogany back and sides, Sitka Spruce top; sunburst top; herringbone top purfling; Mahogany neck with diamond volute; tortoise color binding on the body; Ebony fretboard; bone nut; 1-13/16" nut width; slotted peghead with Brazilian Rosewood overlay; abalone pearl torch inlay in the peghead; nickel Waverlys. Structurally fine, with some cosmetic wear (back of the neck, a ding in the peghead). Sounds great, and is a lovely example of an earlier Collings. OHSC $HOLD
  16. 000-2HC BaaA Sunburst Custom (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 19-year old Collings 000-2HC Serial #4334 $8000
  17. SJ (2014, Minty) Collings' version of the J-185...16" small jumbo; European flame Maple back, sides, and neck; Sitka Spruce top; Ivoroid binding on the body, fretboard and peghead C-shape neck; Ebony fretboard with pearl SJ modern diamond markers; 1-11/16" nut width; bone nut; Ebony peghead overlay with single pearl modern diamond inlay and Collings logo; gold Waverly tuning machines; 3-style Chevron backstrip; firestripe pickguard; modern Ebony bridge with drop-in bone saddle; 2-3/16" spacing at the saddle; 25-1/2" scale length; OHSC. Serial #23189 $4095
  18. SJ Maple Lefty (1990, VG++) Collings' Small Jumbo; 16" at the lower bout; flame Maple back and sides, Sitka Spruce top; Ivoroid binding on the body, fretboard, and peghead; Mahogany C-shape neck; 1-11/16" nut width; Ebony fretboard with pearl SJ inlays; 25-1/2" scale length; no pickguard; hair-split peghead; Ebony peghead overlay with diamond inlay and Collings logo in pearl; gold Schaller tuning machines with small buttons; Ebony bridge (older style); bone saddle; 3-style chevron backstrip; white pins. It's been a while since we've had a Collings from 1990 in the shop. We love having the older Collings guitars come though the shop. This guitar is structurally in great shape, but there are some marks from use, and there's also some finish crazing on the top. Sounds just as good as you'd expect! Serial #313 Newer HSC $SOLD
  19. Waterloo WL-12 (New) 12-frets to the body; Maple back and sides with dark stain; Spruce top with sunburst; X-braced top; Mahogany neck with round profiles; 1-3/4" nut width; adjustable truss rod; firestripe pickguard; nickel tuners with black buttons. Waterloo case. $1980
  20. Waterloo WL-14X (New) Jet black finish; smaller neck profile; x-braced top; white pickguard; T-bar. HSC Serial #1130 $1890
  21. Waterloo WL-14X (2015, Exc+++) This guitar is an early Waterloo (sounds odd to say that) with serial #147. Mahogany back, sides, and neck, Spruce top with X-bracing; Sunburst top finish; regular neck size with T-bar, cut-through bone saddle; black tuner buttons; strap button installed on the neck heel. OHSC Sounds terrific, just as you'd expect. $HOLD
  22. Waterloo WL-JK (New) We've enjoyed having many Waterloo guitars in the shop over the past year and a half, but this is our first Jumbo King (standard version). Collings' Waterloo site describes this model best: Full-bodied in both tone and stature, the aptly nicknamed "Jumbo King” is the largest size offering in the Waterloo line and a modern day tribute to jumbo-sized guitars of the early 1940s. Originally manufactured by Regal for the mail-order enterprise Montgomery Ward, this slope-shoulder body size was designed to provide performers of the era with enough volume and power for professional radio work. The WL-JK accomplishes this and more by employing a full five-inch body depth and a slightly narrow waist to enhance both the bass and treble response. The top is x-braced, and the neck (1-3/4" nut width) is V-shaped with fully adjustable truss rod. 15 3/4" wide at the lower bout; 5" body depth, 25-1/2" scale length; 2-3/8" at the saddle. Waterloo HSC case included in the price. $2070
  23. Waterloo WL-K Southwest (New) 12-frets to the body; Mahogany back and sides, Spruce top; 1-3/4" nut width; 24-7/8" scale length; X-braced top; Mahogany neck with moderate oval shape; Ebony bridge; straight bridge with bone cut-through saddle; 2-3/8" spacing at the saddle; lightly braced and very responsive. Hand-stenciled southwest pattern. What's not to love?! Serial #1661 $SOLD
  24. Waterloo WL-12 Jet Black with white pickguard Just Arrived

 

NOTE: At Collings' request, we are NOT able to change any specifications (pickguard color, tuner buttons, etc.) on Waterloo guitars already on order and in production. We are, however, most happy to order a Waterloo for you with your choice of available options. Shoot us an email, or give us a call!

  1. 0-18VS Custom (2009, Exc+++) 12-frets to the body; Mahogany back and sides, Italian Alpine Spruce top (grade 5-6) with aging toner; tortoise color binding on the body; Delmar pickguard; style-18 purfling and rosette; satin-finish Mahogany neck; 1-13/16" nut width; Ebony fretboard with old style-18 mother of pearl inlay; slotted peghead with Indian Rosewood overlay; nickel Waverlys; Ebony pyramid bridge; drop-in, cut-through bone saddle; 2-5/16" spacing at the saddle; black pins with white dots; original Geib-style case with cabernet lining. This is a beautiful and understated custom Martin 0-18 that has a mighty big voice for its size. We love it. $2895
  2. Custom Shop 00-21 (2013, Exc+++) 12-frets to the body; based on the early 70s version of the 00-21; Indian Rosewood back and sides, black binding on the body only; Spruce top; 1-3/4" nut (not standard); short scale; Rosewood fretboard with 21-style dot inlay; Rosewood belly bridge with drop-in saddle; black pickguard; ordered and sold originally by Matt Umanov. Really nice sounding 00. OHSC $2795
  3. 00-21NY (1964, Exc) 12-frets to the body; Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, Spruce top; tortoise color binding on the body; 5-9-5 sound hole rings; no pickguard (a clear guard has been added); Mahogany neck with no volute; 1-13/16" nut width; Brazilian Rosewood fretboard with no inlay; Brazilian Rosewood heel cap; strap button installed on the underside of the neck heel; slotted peghead (rounded slots) with Brazilian Rosewood overlay; nickel-plated tuning machines with white buttons; Brazilian Rosewood straight bridge; cut-through bone saddle; Ebony pins with pearl dot inlay; K&K pickup installed; some wear throughout. Newer Martin hardshell case. It's been a while since we have seen a 00-21NY. We like this guitar a lot. Call for an in-hand description. $5000
  4. 00-42K Robbie Robertson Signature Edition (2007, Exc++) This lovely signature edition Martin (#48 out of 100 made in this wood combination) is based on Robbie Robertson's 1919 00-45K, which is said to be the only 00-45 Koa Martin made (prior to this limited edition). Specs include: 12-frets to the body; flamed Koa back and sides, Italian Alpine Spruce top with 42-style top purfling; standard X scalloped (Golden Era) Sitka Spruce (1/4") top braces; Ivoroid binding on the body, fretboard, and top; style-45 rosette; 24.9" scale length; modified V-shaped neck with diamond volute; bone nut; 1-13/16" nut width; Ebony fretboard with style-45 snowflake inlay; style-45 backstrip; slotted peghead with square slots; Madagascar Rosewood peghead overlay with abalone torch inlay; Sloan Waverly tuning machines with Ivoroid buttons; Ebony pyramid bridge with drop-in bone saddle; 2-5/16" spacing at the saddle; 2 interior labels (one signed by Robbie Robertson, one with photo); OHSC (Geib) This is a terrific Martin. Both Rick and Mudge are taken with its tone. $4495
  5. 000-18 Authentic 1937 (2008, NM-) Mahogany back and sides; Adirondack spruce top with scalloped braces; gloss finish throughout; aging toner on top; old-style 18 rosette; hide glue construction; Mahogany neck with T-bar reinforcement and '30s style heel; 1-3/4" nut width; Ebony fretboard with dot inlay; 24.9" scale length; Delmar tortoise pickguard, Fossil Ivory nut and saddle, 1930's style ebony bridge, Fossilized Ivory long saddle; Ebony bridge pins; nickel Waverlys with oval buttons; OHSC (brown) A total of 96 of this model were made. $4500
  6. D-18 (1979, Exc++) All original; Mahogany back and sides, Mahogany neck with no volute; Sitka Spruce top; black binding on the body only; Rosewood fretboard with pearl dot inlay; Rosewood belly bridge; drop-in saddle; black pickguard (under the finish, but we see no evidence of a pickguard-related crack); Rosewood peghead overlay; nickel Grover tuning machines; original black molded case. The action is a tad on the high side, but the guitar is definitely playable. It's all original and has been kept cased for roughly 30 years. $2600
  7. D-28 (1948, Exc) Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, Sitka Spruce top with tapered bracing; 6-ply top binding with white outer layer; no herringbone; 3-ply back binding with white outer layer; wider chain-link backstripe; tortoiseshell celluloid pickguard (original); Mahogany neck with diamond volute; 1-11/16" nut width; unbound Ebony fretboard with larger graduated dot inlay; Brazilian Rosewood peghead overlay; original nickel Kluson tuning machines; repaired jack hole in lower bout rim; endpin jack pin; some touchup to the top. Rough HSC This is a terrific D-28. $15,000
  8. D-28 1931 Authentic (Recent, Minty)12-frets to the body; based on the first Martin with the D-28 name. Madagascar Rosewood back and sides, Adirondack Spruce top with authentic-style standard X scalloped bracing; hide-glue construction and cloth side strips; narrow, 1931-style Ivoroid binding on the body; fine herringbone purfling on the top; 28-style rosette; Delmar pickguard; Mahogany neck; authentic 1931 neck shape (barrel and heel) with 1-7/8" nut width, bone nut; Ebony fretboard with diamonds & squares inlay (short pattern); 25.4" scale, 2-3/8" spacing at the saddle); slotted peghead with Madagascar Rosewood overlay with no logo, but the Martin stamp on the back of headstock; nickel Waverlys, Ebony 1930s-style belly bridge with bone long saddle; Ivory color bridge pins with black dots. The "New Authentic Series" models feature historically accurate specs, including thinner pegheads, fingerboards, center strips and bridge plates; the bridges are hand-contoured. Original 540V Harptone case. Beautiful guitar with a huge voice. OHSC $HOLD
  9. 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. $9750

 

  1. Aleyas Dreadnought (2016, Exc+++) [Lee Chapman, Charleston, WV] Mahogany back and sides (traditional 18-style) with tortoise color binding on the body; torrefied Adirondack Spruce with torrefied Sitka Spruce bracing and a Clarence White style pickguard. Slim, modified V-shaped Mahogany neck; 1-11/16" nut width; Ebony fretboard with no inlay (side dots only); Honduran Rosewood peghead overlay; nickel Waverlys with oval buttons; Ebony belly bridge with cut-through bone saddle and Ebony un-slotted bridge pins. Wonderful D with crunchy, powerful tone. HSC $2875
  2. Breedlove MJ Custom (1995, #138, Exc+++) [Steve Henderson era] Jumbo body size; Flame Maple back, sides, and neck; Sitka Spruce top; sharp cutaway; Ivoroid binding on the body, fretboard and peghead; abalone rosette; Ebony fretboard with  MOP birds-in-flight inlay at the 12th fret; Ebony peghead overlay with Breedlove logo in pearl; gold Schaller tuning machines with Ebony buttons; Ebony pinless bridge with bone saddle; this instrument was built when Steve Henderson was still head of the shop (and signing the labels) at Breedlove.  We custom ordered this guitar custom for a good friend who has since passed away,  and we're honored to have it offer to you now. I should dig out my old (film) photos of the time Darcy and I drove to visit Steve and his family in Bend, OR. The trip from Bend back to Portland over the mountain range late that night was unnerving for both of us, lol. OHSC $2995
  3. Dudenbostel "Super 21" Dreadnought (2005, Exc++) [Lynn Dudenbostel, Knoxville, TN] Custom-ordered originally by Mark Cosgrove, this Dudenbostel is appointed with 21-style trim. It's a fabulous guitar, as you might expect. Indian Rosewood back and sides, Engelmann Spruce top; varnish finish; slightly oversized sound hole (4-1/8"); tortoise color pickguard; tortoise color binding on the body only, no binding on the fretboard or peghead; Mahogany neck with diamond volute; 1-23/32" nut width; bone nut; Ebony fretboard with graduated dot inlay beginning at the 5th fret; herringbone rosette; Rosewood peghead overlay with Dudenbostel decal logo; nickel Waverlys; Ebony bridge with bone cut-through, compensated saddle; 2-3/8" spacing at the saddle; Ivoroid pins with black dots; strap button installed on the underside of the neck heel; deluxe TKL hardshell case (Collings brand). $11,000
  4. Fox Sonoma (early 2000s, Exc++) [Charles Fox Group, Healdsburg, CA] Grand concert size; Indian Rosewood back and sides, Western Red Cedar top; Ivoroid binding on the body, fretboard, and peghead; red/black top purfling and rosette; double symmetric x-braced (thin, tapered bracing) top; reversed kerfed lining; footed neck block; Tortis pickguard; Mahogany neck with adjustable truss rod; Ebony fretboard with no inlay; 1-3/4" nut width; Ebony peghead overlay with the C Fox logo in pearl; countersunk chrome-plated Schaller tuning machines with mini buttons; C Fox design Ebony bridge with compensated saddle; Ebony pins with no buttons; chrome plated strap button on the underside of the neck heel. OHSC $2500
  5. Fox SJ Napa (early 2000s, Exc++) [Charles Fox Group, Healdsburg, CA]; serial #557; small jumbo shape; Indian Rosewood back and sides, Sitka Spruce top; standard cutaway; Ivoroid binding on the body; no binding on the fretboard or peghead; red/black top purfling and rosette; double symmetric x-braced (thin, tapered bracing) top; reversed kerfed lining; footed neck block; Tortis pickguard; Mahogany neck with adjustable truss rod; Ebony fretboard with no inlay; 1-3/4" nut width; Ebony peghead overlay with the C Fox logo in pearl; countersunk chrome-plated Schaller tuning machines with mini buttons; C Fox design Ebony bridge with compensated saddle; Ebony pins with no buttons; chrome plated strap button on the underside of the neck heel. Very interesting guitar with a clean, focused, yet full, sound. A lot of guitar for the money. Ameritage case. $2500
  6. Froggy Bottom H-12 Koa Deluxe (2004, NM-) [Michael Millard, Newport, VT} 12 frets to the body; 15-3/16" at the lower bout; Flamed Koa back and sides; Adirondack Spruce top; small tortoise color pickguard; Mahogany neck; 1-3/4" nut width; 25-1/16" scale length; Ebony fretboard with Paua dot inlay; abalone rosette; curly Maple binding on the body and peghead (no binding on the fretboard) Ivoroid top purfling; slotted peghead with Rosewood overlay and Abalone frog inlay; gold Waverly tuning machines; Abalone backstrip; Ebony belly bridge with bone drop-in saddle; Ebony pins with abalone dots; 2-3/16" spacing at the saddle; OHSC. This is the second Koa Froggy Bottom guitar we've had in the shop since we moved to Houston Station, and we're quite fond of it. It offers well-balanced, articulate tone and lots of punch. Even though it's 13 years old, time (and its former owner) has been kind to it. Except for a few very light marks, it hardly looks played. Lovely guitar. $7500
  7. Guild DD-6MCE (Recent, Exc+++) Made in USA (New Hartford, CT] Here we have Doyle Dykes' collaboration with Ren Ferguson in a signature model Maple grand orchestra guitar. Solid AAA-grade quilted, big-leaf Maple back and sides, solid AAA-grade Adirondack Spruce top with Adirondack Spruce bracing; tinted top; Florentine cutaway; abalone rosette and top purfling; white binding on the body, fretboard and peghead; 3-piece Mahogany neck with Rosewood center, 20-fret Ebony fretboard with 12" radius; 2-way, adjustable truss rod; 1-3/4" nut width; 25-1/4" scale length; Ebony peghead overlay with Guild logo and vintage-style "G"; soft gold Gotoh SG510 tuning machines with black buttons; Ebony bridge with abalone inlay; compensated saddle; bone pins; gold strap button installed (factory installed, reinforced internally); L.R. Baggs Stagepro LB6 System Controls Chromatic Tuner, Notch Filter, Phase Switch and Customized 3-Band EQ; OHSC $2595
  8. Heindel 13" Parlor (Used, Exc++) [Joe Heindel, Akron, OH] Handcrafted in Ohio. 12-fret parlor guitar of solid East Indian Rosewood back and sides, solid Sitka Spruce top, French polish finish body; Ivoroid binding on the body, fretboard, and peghead; herringbone rosette; rope purfling on the top and back; 2-piece Maple neck (stained black) reinforced with carbon fiber and a dual action truss rod; bone nut; 1-3/4" nut width; Ebony fingerboard with stainless steel frets; Ebony bridge with bone saddle and bridge pins; Ivoroid end wedge and heel cap. 45-style inspired fretboard inlay; slotted peghead with Rosewood overlay and pearl inlay; engraved Waverly tuners with Ivoroid buttons; quite an interesting parlor guitar with a 25-1/2" scale length! HSC $1900
  9. Hoffman Dream Concert (March 2012, Exc+++) [Charles Hoffman, Minneapolis, MN] From a limited edition series ordered by Dream Guitars; concert size (15-3/8" lower bout); Cocobolo back and sides (yes, Dream Guitars' site says Brazilian, but we are pretty sure it's Cocobolo) with flamed Koa binding, Italian spruce top; Florentine cutaway; Koa and abalone rosette; 1-3/4" nut width; 5-piece neck (Mahogany, Maple, Rosewood) with Ebony heel cap; no binding on the fingerboard; Ebony fretboard with no inlay (side dots only); 25-11/32nds scale length; Ebony peghead overlay with flamed Koa binding and Hoffman "H" logo in pearl; gold-plated Gotoh 510 tuning machines with Ebony buttons; Ebony bridge; compensated saddle; Ebony pins with pearl dots; 2-3/8" spacing at the saddle; OHSC  $6000
  10. Huss and Dalton 00 Custom (2013, NM-) If you are a fan of 12-fret 00 guitars, this is one to see, play, and own. Premium quarter sawn Waterfall Bubinga (aka African Rosewood); bearclaw Italian Spruce top with Adirondack Spruce top bracing and Maple/Black/White top purfling; Koa binding on the body, fretboard, and peghead, Koa heel cap and end wedge; Mahogany neck with adjustable truss rod; bone nut; 1-3/4" nut width; Ebony fretboard with diamonds and squares inlay; Ebony peghead overlay with Huss and Dalton logo in pearl; nickel Waverlys with Ivoroid buttons; herringbone rosette; Ebony straight bridge with bone compensated saddle; wood herringbone backstop; OHSC (tweed). This guitar would be close to mint were it not for a top ding below the bridge. The mark does NOT break the surface. Beautiful, one-of-a-kind H&D 00 with warm and rich, clear and crisp, tone. It's loud too! $2995
  11. Huss and Dalton 000-SP (2005, Exc+)  Indian Rosewood back and sides, Sitka Spruce top with Adirondack Spruce bracing; 24.9" scale length; Ebony fretboard with pearl inlay; herringbone top purfling; herringbone rosette; tortoise color pickguard; 1-13/16" nut width; slotted peghead with Rosewood peghead overlay; nickel Waverlys with Ivoroid buttons; Ebony pyramid bridge; 2-5/16" spacing at the saddle; bone compensated saddle; chrome strap button installed on the underside of the neck heel; K&K Mini pickup installed; the neck is comfortable, and it's a terrific sounding guitar. The top has a repaired center seam crack that is stable, so no need to worry it will open again. OHSC $2495
  12. JC Baxendale D-18 (New) Honduran Mahogany back and sides, Sitka Spruce top with Adirondack Spruce top bracing; Tortoise color binding on the body; 18-style rosette; tortoise color pickguard; 25.4" scale length' 1-3/4" nut width; Mahogany neck; Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard; pearl dot inlay; Brazilian Rosewood peghead overlay with JC Baxendale gold script logo; nickel Waverlys; Brazilian Rosewood bridge with unbleached bone long saddle; 2-3/8" spacing at the saddle; Harptone Vintage Series case. $4500 Summer Sale CALL
  13. JC Baxendale 00-18 (New) 12-frets to the body; Honduran Mahogany back and sides, Adirondack Spruce top; Ivoroid binding on the body; 28-style top trim (herringbone purfling; 28-style rosette); Mahogany neck with diamond volute; Ebony fretboard with three diamonds/squares inlays at 5-7-9; more; 1-3/4" nut width; Ebony belly bridge with bone cut-through saddle; slotted peghead with JC Baxendale gold script logo; nickel Waverly tuning machines with Ivoroid buttons; Harptone Vintage Series case. $4500 Summer Sale CALL 
  14. JC Baxendale OM DB Sunburst (New) Deep body (dreadnought-depth) Indian Rosewood back and sides, Adirondack Spruce top with herringbone top purfling; 1-11/16" nut width; Ivoroid binding on the body; Mahogany neck with diamond volute; Rosewood fretboard with slotted diamonds; Rosewood peghead overlay; nickel Waverlys; JC Baxendale script logo; belly-style bridge with bone cut-through saddle; Ebony pins with no dots; Harptone Vintage series case$4000 Summer Sale CALL
  15. Keller SJ (Recent, Exc+++)[Michael Keller, Rochester, MN] Small Jumbo size; Old growth, Master grade Indian Rosewood back and sides, Master grade Cedar top; Florentine cutaway; Red Abalone rosette; Cocobolo bindings on the body and neck; Cocobolo and Maple purflings; Mahogany 5-piece neck; 1-3/4" nut width; 25.4" scale length; Ebony fretboard with no inlay; Ebony headstock overlay; Cocobolo back plate; Gotoh 510 machines with black buttons; sound hole on top sides, upper bout; strap button installed on the neck heel. Deluxe case. Michael is a long-time friend of James Olson, and from what we understand, it was Michael who got James to use Cedar tops on his guitars. This guitar, which reminds us in many ways of an Olson SJ, was custom-ordered from Michael by a good friend of the shop, and he sent along an folder of photos showing the guitar being built. We'll gladly pass the photos along to the purchaser of the Keller. $HOLD
  16. Kinscherff Concert Brazilian (2002, Exc-) [Jamie Kinscherff, Austin, TX] Similar in size to an OM (15" at the lower bout); The guitar may be small, but its overall sound is quite big. Brazilian Rosewood (gorgeous wood) back and sides, Adirondack Spruce top; small Rosewood binding on the body; herringbone top purfling; abalone rosette with 5-ply trim; Mahogany neck with adjustable truss rod; 1-3/4" nut width; bone nut; Ebony fretboard with no inlay but for a single flourish at the 12th fret; 25-1/2" scale length; Ebony peghead overlay with the Kinscherff logo in pearl; nickel Waverlys with Ivoroid buttons; Ebony bridge with drop in bone saddle; Ebony pins with abalone dots. We have received this guitar from a local customer who has owned and played the guitar for the past six years. It has marks of use all over, but it been used, not abused. The photos don't really show some of the marks, so please feel free to call for an in-hand description. There is a repaired center seam top crack (from the bass of the bridge to the end block), but it is totally solid and nothing to worry about. All the marks on the guitar everywhere else are just from regular use. We think this is a fabulous guitar,  and it is priced to find its new home quickly. Strap button installed on the underside of the neck heel. K&K Pure Western (now called Pure Mini) passive pickup installed. OHSC $3895
  17. Larrivee P-10 Parlor (2006, NM) This guitar has many of the features of the P-10 Deluxe: solid Indian Rosewood back and sides; solid Spruce top; gloss finish, double bound 13" body; Rosewood binding; Abalone rosette and Abalone top purfling; 12 frets to the body; Mahogany neck, 1-3/4" nut width; bone nut; Ivoroid bound Ebony fretboard, Ivoroid heel cap; Abalone floral inlays beginning at the 3rd fret, 18 frets, Ebony straight bridge with bone compensated saddle, tortoise color pickguard, Ebony headstock overlay with Larrivee logo inlay and silver trim, chrome-plated tuning machines; Ebony buttons; OHSC. Lovely Larrivee parlor guitar in fantastic shape. $1700
  18. Larrivee SD-60 SBT (2006, Exc+++) Solid Indian Rosewood back and sides, Canadian Sitka Spruce top and bracing; tobacco sunburst top; one-piece Mahogany 12-Fret neck with volute, African Ebony fretboard and bridge, 1-7/8" nut width; 25-1/2" scale; Mother of Pearl fretboard inlay; Canadian Maple binding with herringbone top purfling, shifted symmetrical parabolic X-bracing, hand-fit dovetail neck, bone nut; enlarged soundhole with herringbone rosette, slotted headstock with Larrivee logo in pearl, custom milled stainless steel tuners, Ivoroid fretboard binding, custom-beveled pickguard; OHSC $2495
  19. Lichty Dreadnought Custom (2011, Exc-) [Jay Lichty, Tryon, NC] Claro walnut back and sides, German Spruce top; Rosewood binding on the body only; pearl top purfling; pearl rosette; Mahogany neck with Claro Walnut binding; Ebony fretboard with slotted diamond inlay; camel bone nut; 1-3/4" nut width; soft cutaway; Claro Walnut heel cap; no pickguard; Claro Walnut peghead overlay with slotted diamonds and dot inlay; "L" logo in abalone pearl; Cosmo black chrome Gotoh 510 tuning machines; Ebony modified belly bridge; drop-in camel bone saddle; Ebony string pins with abalone dot inlay; OHSC. This guitar has been owned since new by a local customer. He's played it a lot, and it's got some playing wear. There are some marks on the back of the neck that go through the finish. Other than cosmetic wear, though, the guitar is in fine structural shape. The tone is full and the volume is loud. Strong fundamentals. We're told if new, this guitar would list for $6500. $2595
  20. Lowden 0-23 (.2012, Exc++) Wonderful "original" series Lowden; Claro Walnut back and sides, Cedar top; Sycamore binding on the body; rosette and purflings of Walnut, Sycamore, Mahogany and Rosewood; 5-piece Rosewood and Mahogany neck; 1-3/4" nut width; Ebony fretboard with no inlay; Rosewood peghead overlay; gold-plated Gotoh tuning machines with Ebony buttons; Rosewood pinless bridge with bone split saddle; clear pickguard; chrome strap button installed on the underside of the neck heel; light wear (very light), and one spot on the back where the finish was repaired by Lowden. Loud, robust sounding guitar, this one. $2895
  21. Lucas LD-28 Brazilian (March 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. $8000
  22. Mike Long 000-18 RS (Recent, Exc+) Mahogany (Sapele?) back and sides, Red Spruce top; 000-sized Tortis pickguard; tortoise binding on the body; herringbone top purfling; zipper backstrip; Mahogany neck with diamond volute; Ebony fretboard with diamonds and squares inlay and a pearl rectangular inlay with the luthier's name; 1-11/16" nut width; 25.4" scale; Rosewood peghead overlay; nickel-plated Grover butter bean tuning machines; Ebony belly bridge with drop-in saddle; strap button installed on the underside of the neck heel. Good, robust-sounding guitar. HSC. $2200
  23. NoName 12-fret 00 (New) Another wonderful 12-fret 00 from Dan Kugler, of Conifer, CO. African Mahogany back and sides, Adirondack Spruce top; 3-ring Ebony and Maple (NN) rosette; Ebony and Maple binding; 1-3/4" nut width; 2-1/4" spacing at the saddle; 24.9" sale; Mahogany neck; Ebony fretboard; Corian nut; slotted peghead; Stew-Mac Restoration tuning machines; hardshell case. $2895
  24. No Name OM Jumbo Cutaway (New) [Dan Kugler, Conifer, CO] We have loved Dan's "No Name" 00-12 fret guitars, and we are now offering his OM Jumbo. Cocobolo back and sides, Sitka Spruce top; 3-ring rosette made by Dan of Tri-color Ebony, Satinwood, and Cocobolo; no pickguard; Ebony, Satinwood, and Cocobolo binding; Mahogany neck; Ebony fretboard with 1-3/4" nut width; Corian nut and saddle; Schaller tuning machines. Pick-up-the-World pickup installed. HSC $2950
  25. Peterson M-100 (New) [Neil Peterson, Bandera, TX] Neil tells us this guitar is his 64th guitar, and it's the fifth in a limited edition series of guitars featuring woods of the Bible. Myrtlewood back and sides, Port Orford Cedar top; Somogyi-inspired rosette; Port Orford neck with two-way adjustable truss rod; white Oak fretboard with abalone inlay; 1-3/4" nut width; EVO gold frets; Olivewood peghead overlay; Olivewood bridge; bone nut and saddle; gold-plated Gotoh 510 tuning machines; 24.9" scale length; 2-1/8" spacing at the saddle; TKL Deluxe case. $3500
  26. Posch OM-M (New) [Leo Posch, McLouth, KS] Cuban Mahogany back and sides, Engelmann Spruce top; tortoise binding on the body only; Mahogany neck; 1-3/4" nut width; Ebony fretboard with dot inlay; Ebony peghead overlay with Leo Posch in Abalone; nickel Waverlys with Ivoroid buttons; OM-size tortoise color pickguard; Ebony belly bridge; bone cut-through saddle; Ebony buttons with abalone dot inlay; Ebony strap button with abalone. Beautiful instrument with a rich, articulate voice. Deluxe case. $3995
  27. Posch Grand Auditorium (New) [Leo Posch, McLouth, KS] Something a bit different from our friend Leo Posch (McLouth, KS): this is his GA (Grand Auditorium) body, offering depth of tone similar to that of a dreadnought, but with slightly less bass, and more overall balance. The body is similar to the Martin 0000-, or M- size in width, and to the OM in depth. Indian Rosewood back and sides, Adirondack Spruce top; multi-ply w-b-w-b-w binding on the top; bound body, unbound fretboard and peghead; 1-3/4" nut width; 2-5/16" saddle spacing; something akin to "advanced-X" top bracing; Mahogany neck with diamond volute; bone nut; Rosewood peghead overlay with Leo Posch logo in pearl; nickel Waverlys with Ivoroid buttons; Ebony fretboard with MOP dot inlay; 000-size pickguard; belly bridge with drop-in bone saddle; deluxe case. Love Leo's guitars. This one's no exception! $3995
  28. Posch NL (Nick Lucas) (New) Leo Posch, McLouth,KS] Beautiful quilted Maple back, sides and neck; Adirondack Spruce top; sunburst finish (or as Leo puts it, sunburnt); deep body; Ebony fretboard, bridge and peghead overlay; fancy cloud inlay in the fretboard and peghead (with a moon, too, in the peghead); Ivoroid binding on the body and fretboard; no binding on the peghead; firestripe pickguard; 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. Wonderful and unique, this Posch NL! HSC $4700
  29. 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. $1895
  30. Rushing JR-20-PW (Used, VG+) [Johnny Rushing, New Market, TN] 000-sized; Mahogany back and sides, Spruce top; sunburst finish; tortoise color 000-size pickguard; Mahogany neck with soft volute; 1-11/16" nut width; bone nut; Ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlay; Rosewood peghead overlay; nickel-plated tuning machines; Ebony belly bridge; 2-1/8" spacing at the saddle; bone saddle; 25.25" scale length; L.R. Baggs i-Beam Active pickup installed; chrome-plated strap button on the neck heel. A good value in a hand-made guitar from a Tennessee luthier. OHSC $900
  31. SCGC OM Custom Sunburst (2009, Exc+++) This beautiful OM was custom-ordered through Cotten Music back in 2009, and it's hard to believe that was seven years ago. This guitar is a lovely example of Santa Cruz Guitar's workmanship. Specs include quilted Maple back and sides, quilted Maple (two-piece) neck, Adirondack Spruce top; sunburst finish throughout; FS (blue) style rosette and purfling; tortoise color binding on the body; Ebony fretboard, peghead and bridge; nickel Waverlys with Ebony buttons; 1-3/4" nut width; 2-3/16" spacing at the saddle; bone nut and cut-through saddle; original deluxe SCGC case. $6900
  32. SCGC Mandocello (Used, 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 Recently adjusted, the finish has been cleaned up, and it's now set up as an octave mandolin. $2500
  33. Shanti 00 (2007, NM) [Michael Hornick] 14-fret 00 body; Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, German Spruce top (from Jeff Traugott's personal stash); X-braced back and top; Ebony binding on the body; Brazilian Rosewood purfling and 2-ring rosette; Mahogany neck; Ebony fretboard with dove inlay at the 12th fret; 1-3/4" nut width; bone nut; Brazilian Rosewood peghead overlay with dove inlay; gold Gotoh 510 tuning machines with Ebony buttons; Ebony bridge with compensated saddle and Ebony string pins; hardshell case (Collings TKL 00 case). This an elegant guitar that sounds as beautiful as it looks. Rich, balanced tone throughout. $7500
  34. Todd OM (2013, Exc++) [Andy Todd, Nashville, TN] Maybe you know Andy Todd as the bass player for the Nashville Bluegrass Band, but did you know he also builds a fine guitar? The first time we heard one of Andy's guitars was when a good friend brought his own Todd OM to the shop. We were immediately taken with it. It featured the same deep-body (1/2" deeper than a standard OM) as the guitar we've just received. The deeper body makes for almost dreadnought-sized volume, but with a voice that is also balanced throughout. This wonderful sounding Todd OM features Bubinga back and sides, Engelmann Spruce top; Rosewood binding on the body; 18-style rosette; 000-sized pickguard; Mahogany neck with Ebony fretboard and pearl dot inlay at frets 5-7-9; 1-3/4" nut width; bone nut; Ebony straight bridge with bone cut-through saddle; Rosewood peghead overlay with Todd logo in pearl; nickel Waverlys with Ebony buttons; strap button installed on the underside of the neck heel; OHSC. $3400
  35. Tonedevil S-12 Harp Guitar (Recent, Exc+) Satin finish throughout; African Mahogany back and sides, Sitka Spruce top; African Mahogany necks, Bolivian Rosewood fingerboards; Walnut headstock overlays; bone saddles; chrome-plated Gotoh tuning machines; Tonedevil passive contact pickup system; Kaces gig bag; the six-string portion of this guitar is currently strung wtih DR Dragon Skin lights (12-54); the sub-bass strings are tuned, low-to-high with Stephen Bennett tuning: G-A-B-C-D-G. Soft case. $1995

 

  1. McGill Tommy Jones Classic (1999, Exc+++) [Paul McGill, Nashville, TN] An usual (and great sounding) older classic guitar from Paul McGill. According to Paul, the back and sides for this guitar are from Central American (possibly Nicaraguan) Rosewood, and the top is made of old-growth German (center) and Cedar (wings); traditional rosette; Ebony nut; slotted peghead with Rosewood overlay; traditional bridge with individual RMC pickups. This is number three of the Tommy Jones models (only three were made) featuring the unusual combination of top woods. If I am remembering correctly, we (Cotten Music) sold the first of the three guitars in this series (although it might have been a prototype--it was Tommy Jones' own guitar) several years ago. The guitar offers beautiful tone throughout, with clarity and good depth. The action is good, as is the overall volume. Can't really tell you what the mark is (it's obvious it's in the wood) on the upper treble side, but it's of no consequence to the sound of the guitar. The guitar comes with a soft-side McGill case. $6500

  2. Navarro Rodriguez-Style Classic (2012, Exc-) [Francisco Navarro Garcia; Paracho, Mexico] Specifically known as the Special Grand Concert Classic, this guitar was made in the style of the Rodriguez classical. Solid Cocobolo back and sides, solid Cedar top; French polish finish; Ebony fretboard with 650mm scale; 52mm nut width; Brazilian Rosewood bridge; marquetry rosette; upgraded tuning machines ($250-300); current price $4000. Shows some playing wear, but is structurally sound. This is a lovely instrument with an amazing voice. $2200

  1. Breedlove AJ-250SF Plus (Used, Exc) Atlas Series Jumbo with Flame Maple back and sides, solid Sitka Spruce top; Ivoroid binding on the body and fretboard; abalone top purfling and rosette; Rosewood fretboard with deluxe inlay; black peghead overlay with Breedlove "B" logo; Fishman classic 4T pickup system; Ebony pinless bridge; gig bag included. $895
  2. Composite Acoustics Artist Legacy Dreadnought (2005, Exc++) If you need a guitar that is not affected by changes in the weather, well, here's a great one for you. Carbon fiber, back, sides, top, and neck; black tuning machines with 18:1 ration; Carbon fiber bridge and saddle; LR Baggs Dual Source pickup (the mic works, the Ribbon does not, and we're selling it for the customer "as is"); Gig bag included in the price. $1200
  3. Eastman AR905CE (Recent, Exc++) 16" wide, 3-1/4" deep; Hand-carved solid figured Maple back and sides, hand-carved solid Spruce top with Venetian cutaway; Blonde finish; 22-fret Maple neck, 1-3/4" nut width; Ebony fretboard with no inlay; 25" scale length; Ebony adjustable bridge with 2-3/32" spacing, Ebony tailpiece and pickguard; upgraded, hand-wound Kent Armstrong floating pickup; volume & tone controls mounted on the pickguard; gold-plated Schaller tuning machines with Ebony buttons; upgraded hardshell case. This is a fine guitar! $2300
  4. Fender Jazz Bass Reissue (90s, Exc+++) US Made; owned by a former bassist for the group Bread. OHSC $1250
  5. Fender Mustang (1979, Exc+) Offset Ash body with 3-color sunburst; Maple neck with Rosewood board; 2 slant-mounted pickups with plastic covers; 2 on/off switches; master tone, master volume knobs; 24" scale length; chrome-plated machines with metal tuner buttons; black/white/black beveled pickguard; OHSC Some chips to the finish, front and back, but in overall excellent condition.$1295
  6. Fender Precision Bass (1980, Exc+++) All original. Rare Antigua sunburst on 3-piece body; asymmetrical double cutaway; Maple neck with Rosewood fretboard; 34" scale length; original pickup covers intact; black-white-black beveled pickguard; chrome-plated hardware and machines; newer, shaped case. Sweet! $2400
  7. G&L ASAT Classic (2010, Exc++) From a limited run of guitars and basses G&L built with nitrocellulose (body) finish instead of polyurethane. Building guitars with the nitro finish, we're told, would have been cost prohibitive, so there are only a few nitro-finished basses, a Legacy, and this one-of-a-kind ASAT Classic. Swamp Ash body in butterscotch with nitro finish; gun oil finished neck; the frets have been plek'd. Two G&L single coil pickups; boxed steel bridge with six individual saddles; 5-way switch; one volume, one tone knob; 1-ply black pickguard; Maple neck with Maple fretboard and custom dot inlay; chrome-plated Fender Schaller-style tuning machines; OHSC. Tags and Certificate of Authenticity included. Condition overall is excellent, with two dings (through the finish) on the back. Call for an in-hand description. OHSC $1295
  8. G&L ASAT Leo Fender Signature (NM, 1990) All original condition; custom butterscotch blonde finish; Maple neck and fretboard; black pickguard; blacking tuning machines; Leo Fender signature; basically unplayed, this guitar. OHSC $1050
  9. Gibson J-50 (1957, Exc++) OHSC  The natural finished version of the Gibson J-45; 16" wide, round shoulders; Mahogany back and sides, Spruce top; triple-bound top; longer pickguard with point at upper bout; Rosewood upper belly bridge; 2 pearl dots in the bridge; modern Gibson logo on the peghead (and yes, the dot is connected to the G, as though it were earlier than '57, but as Andrew says, "that's Gibson!"; original Kluson tuning machines (it appears the tuners were changed out at some point, but the originals are on the guitar now. A favorite in the shop. Original Case. $6295
  10. Gibson L-1 (1934, Exc+) Mahogany back and sides, Adirondack Spruce top; comfortable V-shaped Mahogany neck; bound top and back, small sunburst; original machines in the case; newer Stew Mac vintage style strip tuners installed. Firestripe pickguard; HSC. Sweet player in great shape! We love these Gibson L-series guitars. $4500
  11. Gibson L-4 (1939) 16" at the lower bout; solid, carved figured Maple back and sides with dark stain carved Spruce top with f-holes; Cremona sunburst top; Mahogany neck with 1-3/4" nut width; Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard with pearl fan inlay; 24-3/4" scale length; bound body, fretboard and peghead; "vase and curlicues' peghead inlay; original nickel-plated Grover Sta-Tite tuning machines; tortoise color period correct pickguard with original nickel support bracket; compensated Brazilian Rosewood adjustable bridge; original nickel-plated raised-diamond trapeze tailpiece; Pickup The World pickup installed; original Gibson arched top hardshell case (rough condition) with purple felt interior. $3900
  12. Gibson L-7 (1934, Exc) A beautiful and fabulous sounding L-7 has just arrived at the shop. 16" (early 1934) wide with lovely Maple back and sides; Adirondack Spruce top; sunburst top; dark stain back and sides, single-bound body, fretboard and peghead; Rosewood fretboard with varied-pattern pearl inlay from the 3rd fret; single-bound pickguard; peghead features the Gibson logo in pearl script and a pearl Fleur-de-lis inlay; original Grover Sta-Tite tuning machines; adjustable bridge; trapeze tailpiece; chrome-plated strap button installed on the underside of the neck heel; non-original. HSC $SOLD
  13. Gibson L-10 (1933, Exc) This guitar is essentially an L-5 but with a black finish; 16" body; Carved Maple back and sides, carved Adirondack Spruce top with unbound f-holes (and solid braces, not kerfed); Ivoroid bound body; curly Maple neck with much of the finish gone; bound Rosewood fretboard with dot inlay in pearl; 1-3/4" nut width; 24-3/4" scale length; Ebony adjustable bridge; nickel-plated trapeze tailpiece; Ebony peghead overlay with small Gibson script logo in the peghead; original nickel Grover Sta-Tite machines; pickguard is missing; original Red Line case included. Wonderful guitar. $9995
  14. 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
  15. Gibson Stage Deluxe Rosewood Ltd. Ed. (2015, Exc+++) One of 65 (total) made in 2015, and based on the 30s Roy Smeck guitar; round shoulder dreadnought; Indian Rosewood back and sides, deep body (no taper); Adirondack Spruce top with vintage sunburst; X-braced; single-ply binding on the top and back; V-shaped Mahogany neck with dovetail neck joint glued with hide glue; Rosewood fretboard with abalone snowflake inlays; 24.75" scale length; 1.805" nut width; bone nut; Ebony peghead overlay with Gibson logo in colorful pearl; gold Grover open back tuning machines; Rosewood bridge with cut-through bone saddle; white no-dot pins; firestripe pickguard; LR Baggs Lyric pickup (factory-installed); OHSC $1995
  16. Gretsch G6040 MCSS Synchromatic (2009, Exc) Made in Japan (Terada); An updated version of the original 400C Synchromatic™ with a vintage-style Filter’Tron™ pickup. 17" body; laminated Flamed Maple back and sides, solid Spruce top with parallel tone bars and bound "cat-eye" sound holes; gloss finish throughout; 20-fret Maple neck with 12" radius; adjustable truss rod; synthetic bone nut; MOP split bock inlay; 25-1/2" scale length; multi-ply bound body and fretboard; gold-plated single neck pickup (Filter'Tron); master Volume and Tone controls; compensated Rosewood Synchromatic bridge; gold-plated Grover Imperial tuning machines; gold-plated harp-shaped tailpiece; bound tortoise-shell pickguard; OHSC Wonderful sounding guitar.$1895
  17. Kalamazoo KG-11 (c.1933-34, Exc+) Mahogany back and sides, Adirondack Spruce top; 1-11/16" nut width; small burst. This KG-11 is like the one Tommy Emmanuel used on one of his cds. Original condition but for the nut and newer tuning machines. Might need some frets soon. Comes with a deluxe Modern Case Company case (very nice) that fits the Kalamazoo like a glove. $1200
  18. Taylor 615 (1991, Exc++) [Santee, California era] Jumbo size (17") body; Three-piece Maple back, Maple sides, Sitka Spruce top; white binding on the body and fretboard, no binding on the peghead; Mahogany neck with adjustable truss rod; 1-11/16" nut width; Ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlay; tortoise color pickguard; Ebony bridge; compensated saddle; Ebony peghead overlay with Taylor name; chrome-plated nickel Schaller machines (large button); strap button installed on the underside of the neck heel; recently set up (by Mudge); OHSC $1995
  19. Taylor GS-7 (2007, Exc+++) Grand Symphony size; Indian Rosewood back and sides, Western Red Cedar top; abalone rosette; Mahogany neck; 1-11/16" nut width; 25-1/2" scale; bound body and Ebony fretboard; abalone dot inlay; no binding on the peghead; Rosewood peghead overlay with Taylor logo in pearl; gold-plated tuning machines; Ebony bridge with compensated Tusq saddle and Ebony bridge pins; Baggs iMix pickup system installed. OHSC Lively guitar that responds wonderfully to a light touch. $1800
  20. Washburn Parlor (early 1900s, As Is) Brazilian Rosewood body; started its life with the Hawaiian set-up, but has been converted to Spanish. Selling it as is, with non-OHSC. $800

  1. Collings MF-5 Varnish (2006, Exc++) One-piece Maple back, Maple sides, Maple neck; Adirondack Spruce top with parallel tone bars; Ivoroid binding on the body, fretboard and peghead; 1-1/8" nut width; Ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlay; compound radius fretboard; bound Ebony pickguard; Ebony peghead overlay with Collings logo and flourish in pearl; nickel Waverlys with pearl buttons (not stock); nickel plated cast brass tailpiece with engraved border; Ebony bridge/saddle with Fishman pickup installed (original bridge is available); HSC (Collings mandolin case, but not the deluxe version). serial #744 $8000
  2. Collings MT-2 Birdseye (New) Birdseye Maple back, sides, and neck; Italian Alpine Spruce top; f-holes; honey amber finish; tortoise color binding on the body, fretboard, and peghead; Ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlay; Ebony adjustable bridge; nickel plated brass tailpiece; Ebony peghead overlay with pearl flourish and Collings logo; nickel-plated tuning machines with Ebony buttons. Collings vintage-style case. Serial #A3788 We love the tone in this mandolin (the volume too). $4410     
  3. Crump B-II Irish Bouzouki Custom (2007, Exc+++) 2-Point, Satin finish; Koa back and sides, Maple binding; Redwood top; abalone rosette; 25.5" scale; custom inlay in the fretboard and peghead. Lovely, terrific sounding instrument. Light pick wear around the sound hole, otherwise clean. OHSC $3995
  4. Gibson A (1928, Exc++) Maple back and sides, Adirondack Spruce top; oval hole with one small transverse top brace; Black face, bound top; Mahogany neck; Ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlay; adjustable truss rod, adjustable bridge; Ebony veneer on standard (paddle) peghead with "The Gibson" logo in pearl script; nickel-plated wriggle-top tailpiece with engraved "The Gibson" logo; this mandolin plays like butter and has a very balanced, lush, tone. If I didn't already own an amazing Kimble F-0, I would be trying to figure out how to buy this mandolin. Don't miss this one! HSC. $2500
  5. Givens F-5 (1973, VG) [RL Givens, Monrovia, CA] This is a really fine sounding mandolin. Flamed Maple back and neck, Birdseye Maple sides, Spruce top; bound body, fretboard, and peghead; flat fingerboard; truncated fretboard; 1-1/8" nut width and fretboard width; Ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlay; Ebony peghead with the RLG logo and flourish in pearl; non-original nickel-plated REVERSE tuning machines with pearloid buttons; OHSC (Rectangular) $4900
  6. 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
  7. Kimble A-5 (New) Sugar Maple back, sides, and neck; Red Spruce top; traditional sunburst; Ivoroid bound body, fretboard, and peghead; 1-3/32" nut width; bone nut; flat Ebony fingerboard with pearl dot inlay; mandolin fret wire; Ebony peghead overlay; nickel Waverlys; nickel-plated James tailpiece with Kimble engraving; HSC. Another wonderful Kimble mandolin! $4900
  8. Kimble A-5 (2008, Exc+) [Will Kimble, Cincinnati, OH] 2-piece Maple back and sides, Carpathian Spruce top; sunburst finish; Maple neck; 1-3/32nds nut width; Ebony fretboard with treble-side extension; pearl dot inlay; Ivoroid binding on the body, fretboard, and peghead; Ebony peghead overlay with abalone inlay; nickel-plated Schaller tuning machines with Ivoroid buttons; nickel-plated James tailpiece with Kimble logo; this is a wonderful mandolin with focused, full, tone. It's great for any kind of playing, but it's especially nice for bluegrass. OHSC $4250
  9. Kimble F-0 (2005, Exc+++) [Will Kimble, Cincinnati, OH] One of only two oval hole F-models Will has made, and it's a honey. There's definitely an oval-hole quality to the sound, but honestly, it's got some f-hole quality to its sound as well. Two-piece flamed Maple back and sides, Adirondack Spruce top; reddish sunburst finish throughout; oval hole with simple b-w-b trim; Maple neck; Ivoroid binding on the body, fretboard, and peghead; non-radiused Ebony fingerboard with pearl dot inlay; large tortoise color pickguard; Ebony adjustable bridge; Ebony peghead overlay with abalone flourish and Kimble logo in pearl; adjustable truss rod; nickel-plated Schaller tuning machines with pearl buttons; nickel-plated James tailpiece with engraved Kimble logo. Love this mandolin, and we don't think it will stick around long. Sold with a shaped Ameritage case and Small Dog case cover. $7895
  10. Martin Soprano Ukulele (Exc+++) All solid Mahogany with Ebony nut and saddle; simple rosette. Comes with original bag.  Two in stock. $300
  11. Mendel Octave Mandolin (New) [Joe Mendel, Chesterfield, MO] Flame Koa back and sides, Curly Koa binding on the body; Lutz Spruce top; round sound hole with Koa rosette; 22.75" scale length; 12.75” wide; Maple laminated neck with Walnut stripes; African Blackwood fretboard with pearl dot inlay; 1-11/32" nut width; bone nut; African Blackwood peghead overlay with Mendel logo in pearl; told Grover tuning machines with pearloid buttons; Ebony adjustable bridge; gold Allen tailpiece; Superior arched-top case. Beautiful instrument with rich, full tone. $2695
  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. $475 List Our price $402
  13. Moku Custom Series Concert Ukulele (New) Concert-sized custom ukulele from our friends at Moku: solid flamed Maple back and sides; solid Cedar top with abalone rosette; Rosewood binding on the body; Mahogany neck with Maple heel cap; Rosewood fretboard with abalone dot inlay; Rosewood bridge; bone nut and compensated saddle; Maple peghead overlay with the Moku logo in abalone; geared tuners with black buttons; Aquila strings; hard-shell case included. $695 List Our price $590
  14. 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 Our price $402
  15. Northfield NF-F5S Custom (New) Carved figured Maple back and sides, carved Adirondack Spruce top with sunburst satin finish; f-holes; Tortoise color binding on the top; Maple neck; bound Ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlay and treble-side extension; 13-7/8" scale; wider 1-3/16" nut width; Ebony peghead overlay with purfling; nickel Schaller tuning machines with black buttons; bound Ebony pickguard. HSC. It's hard to find a better playing, sounding, looking F-style mandolin in this price range. $3195
  16. Northfield NF-F5S (New) Carved figured Maple back and sides, carved Adirondack Spruce top with sunburst satin finish; f-holes; Tortoise color binding on the top; Maple neck; bound Ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlay and treble-side extension; 13-7/8" scale; wider 1-1/8" nut width; Ebony peghead overlay with purfling; nickel Gotoh tuning machines with black buttons; bound Ebony pickguard. Shaped HSC.$2995
  17. Vega Triumphal Lap Steel (c. 1941, Exc++) Made in Boston; Curly Maple body with natural finish; Rosewood fingerboard; 23" scale; appears to be original but for the replacement tuners. Cool art deco-style lap steel with original brown hardshell case. $750

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 new sets of 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) $85

Cases, Gig Bags, Amps

  1. VVT Jack Pearson Limited Edition Fralin Amp (New) Now in stock, the Jack Pearson Limited Edition signature model amp, from James Hill and the fine folks at Vintage Vacuum Tube Amplifiers. Jack's signature amp is based on the Lindy Fralin model, but with Jack's modifications (three band tone stack, 500hz mid-boost switch). It's 40 watts, with a 15" Eminence speaker and 6L6 tubes. If you see Jack playing out, you're guaranteed to see his VVT Jack Pearson amp right there with him. $2395

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