November 26, 2014

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434 houston street suite 131 nashville 37203

Cotten Music will be closed tomorrow, November 27, for Thanksgiving.
We will be open for appointments on Friday until 4 p.m. and Saturday until 3 p.m.
Happy Thanksgiving to all our wonderful friends and customers. We would not be here without your continued support, and we're grateful for it!

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  • Arcara MGA 12" Banjo (Recent, Exc+++) [Matthew Arcara, Maine] Walnut rim with brass tone ring, Walnut neck with a vintage profile and oil finished neck; Ebony fretboard with frailing scoop; Ebony heel cap and peghead overlay; Waverly tuning machines with Ivoroid buttons. Lovely sounding banjo. OHSC $1795
  • Calton Case (Exc+++, Recent) Newer model made in Austin, TX; fits a 14-fret dreadnought. White exterior with silver interior. $795
  • Calton Case (As Is) Older Canadian-made model; fits a 0000-sized Martin, or similar-size guitar; Excellent but for the fact the former owner removed the top portion of the padding in the upper lid (only in the body area). Interior is black in color. If you want a Calton for a DIY project, this is your case. It can also be sent back to Calton in Austin to have the interior re-done. Again, we're selling this one in "as is" condition. Photos to follow. $300
  • Collings D-1A (2002, #7638, Exc++) Ordered new by Cotten; Mahogany back and sides, Adirondack Spruce top; tortoise binding on the body only; no binding on the neck and peghead; 1-3/4" nut width;
    2-3/16" spacing at the saddle; Ebony belly bridge with cut-through saddle; per the owner, Jim Grainger replaced the first nine frets in 2005, and in 2012 the guitar had an overall general set up. There is an extra "winter" saddle in the case. Come with a white Calton case with blue interior. Guitar plays and sounds GREAT.  $3895
  • Franklin OM (1994, Exc) [Nick Kukich] Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, Spruce top; 1-11/16" nut width; NEW bone nut, scalloped saddle, low-profile pins, and tuning machines (Dan Lashbrook). Beautiful tone, with strong low-end. Now that this guitar has a new nut, it sounds great and the strings don't slip off the treble and bass sides as they did when the scalloped nut was still on the guitar. Great guitar! OHSC $10,500
  • Gibson TU (Exc+) Really cool tenor ukulele. Rare. Sounds terrific. 9" wide; Mahogany back and sides, Mahogany  top; Cremona brown finish; single-bound top and back; tiered Rosewood belly bridge with sharp-bevel ends and extra pin; w-b-w sound hole ring; 18-fret Rosewood fingerboard; 12-frets clear of the body; small dot inlay; peghead tapers to a point on top; The Gibson logo; OHSC $1395
  • Gibson HG-00 (1936, Exc) 12 frets to the body; Mahogany back and sides, Spruce top; large burst; top-bound body; converted from Hawaiian to regular acoustic style (nut and saddle); heavier bracing (original); Rosewood fretboard with dot-inlay; black-face peghead with Gibson script logo; replacement nickel machines with white buttons; Rosewood straight saddle, compensated, cut-through, bone saddle; fire stripe celluloid pickguard; newer hardshell case. Nice!  $3995
  • Gretsch 6050 New Yorker (1955, Exc+) HSC $900
  • Martin 0-18 (1974, As Is) More info to follow. HSC $1500
  • Martin 0-18 (1926) 12-frets to the body; open top crack, HSC In repair. $4200
  • Martin 00-18 (1963, Exc) replaced bridge; small side crack, treble side near bridge; HSC $3700
  • Martin 000-28S (1976, Exc++) Wonderful instrument, and one we don't see very often. 12-frets to the body; Indian Rosewood back and sides, Sitka Spruce top; white binding on the body only, and 28-style top purfling; no binding on the fretboard or peghead; 28-style rosette; black 000-sized pickguard; Mahogany neck with diamond volute; Ebony fretboard with graduated pearl dot inlay beginning at the 5th fret; 1-7/8" nut width; slotted peghead with Rosewood overlay; nickel-plated tuning machines with white buttons; nickel-plated strap button on the underside of the neck heel; OHSC. $HOLD
  • Northfield NF-F5S (New) Carved figured Maple back and sides, carved Adirondack Spruce top; f-holes; Ivoroid binding on the top; Maple neck; Ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlay and treble-side extension; 13-7/8" scale; 1-3/32nds nut width; Ebony peghead overlay with purfling; nickel Schaller tuning machines with black buttons; bound pickguard; shaped case. $2695

 

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. Waterloo Guitars Built by Collings in Austin, both X-braced(WL-14X) and Ladder-braced (WL-14L), Specs include: Solid Mahogany back and sides, solid Spruce top; Ivoroid binding on the top and soundhole; vintage-style sunburst top; unbound V-shaped Mahogany neck; Rosewood fretboard and bridge; 1-3/4" Ebony nut; bone cut-through saddle with 2-3/8" spacing; 24-7/8" scale length; Golden Age Restoration plate tuners; choice of T-bar or adjustable truss-rod. Email us to order your own, or to reserve one of the WL-14s we have on order!  TKL hardshell case included in the price. $1890
  2. MF Custom Mandolin (New) Carved figured Maple back and sides, Maple v-shaped neck with 1-1/8" bone nut; Adirondack Spruce top; full sunburst matte finish throughout; f-holes and parallel tone bar bracing; upgraded with Ivoroid binding on the body and a Collings bound Ebony pickguard; Ebony fretboard with dot inlay and 22-frets; 5-1/2" - 11-5/8" compound radius; 13-7/8" scale length; adjustable truss rod; adjustable Ebony saddle; Ebony peghead with the Collings logo in pearl; nickel machines with Ivoroid buttons; nickel-plated brass Collings tailpiece; deluxe case. Nice! $4900 List $4410
  3. MT-2 Varnish Birdseye  (2009, Exc++) Wonderful MT-2 Varnish mandolin with a one-piece Birdseye back; Birdseye sides and neck; Sunburst finish throughout; tortoise-color binding on the body; bound Ebony pickguard; Adirondack Spruce top; Ebony fretboard with treble-side extension; custom abalone diamonds & squares inlay in the fretboard; 1-1/8" nut width; Ebony peghead with pearl flourish inlay; gold tuning machines with black buttons; gold-plated cast tailpiece; adjustable Ebony bridge; OHSC The mandolin has been played a ton, and it sounds like it. It's got some pick marks on the top, and a bit of scuffing on the pickguard. Don't let the honest playing wear mess with your head. It's a great mandolin! $3795
  4. UT2 Walnut Custom (Recent, NM-) The label in this lovely tenor ukulele reads "custom", and if it wasn't the first Walnut ukulele Collings made, it was certainly one of the first. It's pretty rare to see one in Walnut. Walnut back, sides, and top; C-shaped Mahogany neck; Rosewood fingerboard with Ivoroid fretboard dots; 19 frets (13 frets to the body); tortoise color binding on the body; tortoise and wood nitrate strip rosette; bone nut and saddle; 1.73" saddle spacing; geared, 4-1 ratio tuning machines; OHSC. Warm tone with great clarity...love this ukulele. $1695
  5. C-10 Deluxe (Used, Exc+++) Wonderful C-10 Deluxe that was sold new at the shop a while back. Mahogany back and sides, Adirondack Spruce top; Mahogany neck; bone nut; 1-3/4" nut width; 2-3/16" spacing at the saddle; Ivoroid binding on the body, fretboard, and peghead; Ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlay; tortoise color pickguard; Ebony peghead overlay; nickel Waverlys; Ebony straight bridge with bone compensated saddle; strap button installed on the underside of the neck heel; until our customer can find the original hardshell case for this guitar, he's offering it with a very nice Reunion Blues gig bag. $3995
  6. C-10 Walnut (New) 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. This is our second Walnut C-10. We love them for their responsiveness and lively tone. Deluxe case. Serial #22833 $3848
  7. C-10 Walnut (2014, Exc+++) 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; no pickguard (in the case); Ebony peghead overlay; nickel Waverlys with Ebony buttons; OHSC Very light marks where the pickguard would be, but all in all, very clean. Balanced tone throughout. Love this guitar's elegance, both in looks and tone. $3095
  8. C-10 Koa (1997, Exc++) Fabulous curly Koa back and sides, Sitka Spruce top (nicely darkened, with time); Ivoroid binding on the body only; Mahogany neck stained to match the Koa; 1-3/4" nut width; bone nut; Ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlay; no binding on the fretboard or peghead; Ebony peghead overlay; nickel Waverlys; tortoise color pickguard; rectangular Ebony bridge with drop-in bone saddle; Ebony pins with pearl dots. The Koa upgrade at Collings is currently $1750, so to find a used Koa C-10 makes for a nice bargain. This one would be priced quite a bit higher, but years ago, the guitar had a center seam separation (repaired by Collings and totally stable), so...that repair is reflected in the pricing of the guitar. The guitar has a few light marks here and there, but it's remarkably clean given its age. We sold this guitar when it was new, so it's great to see and hear it again after all these years. Someone should snap this one up! OHSC $3400
  9. 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. Love it! OHSC Serial #9252 $5995
  10. CJ German Sunburst (New) Indian Rosewood back and sides, German Spruce top with Gibson-style dark sunburst; Ivoroid binding on the body, fretboard, and peghead; Mahogany neck with Ebony fretboard and pearl dot inlay; 1-11/16" nut; dark tortoiseshell celluloid pickguard; Ebony peghead overlay; nickel Waverlys; Ebony belly bridge with bone saddle; Ebony pins; deluxe case. This is an exceptional instrument. We're all crazy about it. $5095
  11. CJ SS Custom (2012, NM-) 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 Serial #20319 $3495
  12. CJ-35 Sunburst (Recent, Minty) Collings' new model CJ-35 is a truly amazing instrument. It's got a wonderfully big voice, but it remains balanced throughout. The standard features of this model include Mahogany back and sides in a 14-fret slope-shouldered body; select Sitka Spruce top; Ivoroid binding on the body only; simple Ivoroid rosette; 1-style Walnut backstrip; pre-war, non-scalloped Adirondack bracing with three tone bars; abbreviated tongue brace; tiger stripe celluloid pickguard; gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish; Mahogany neck and headstock with no binding; Ebony peghead overlay with Ivoroid Collings logo; African Rosewood fingerboard and straight-style bridge; 20 Frets, vintage-style neck profile with 2 5/16" string spacing; 1-3/4" bone nut and cut-through saddle; 24 7/8" scale length; medium, 18% nickel-silver fret wire; pearl dot fingerboard inlays; adjustable truss rod; Ivoroid bridge pins and ebony end pin; Nickel Waverlys with Ivoroid buttons; this CJ-35 has the vintage sunburst top. The guitar is in all-but-new condition, and it already sounds terrific. OHSC $4150
  13. D-1A Vintage Now (2013, Minty) Mahogany (really beautiful wood, too) back and sides, Adirondack Spruce top with Adirondack braces; no tongue brace; tortoise binding on the body; no binding on the fretboard or peghead; Mahogany neck with 1-3/4" nut width; bone saddle; Ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlay; style-1 rosette; tortoise celluloid pickguard; Ebony peghead overlay; nickel Waverlys; Ebony belly bridge with bone cut-through saddle; 2-5/16" spacing at the saddle. NICE! OHSC $3750
  14. 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 $4545
  15. D-2H BaaaAV (2003, Exc++) AAA-grade Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, Master grade Adirondack Spruce top with aging toner applied to the top; Ivoroid binding on the body only, no binding on the fretboard or peghead; herringbone top purfling, 28-style rosette; Mahogany neck with diamond volute; bone nut; 1-3/4" nut width; 2-3/8" spacing at the saddle (vintage spacing); tortoise color celluloid pickguard; Ebony belly bridge; cut-through bone saddle; Fossilized Ivory bridge pins; Brazilian Rosewood peghead overlay; nickel Waverlys; HSC. Gorgeous wood, and equally wonderful (powerful) tone in this D-2H. OHSC $9800
  16. 0-1 12-String (2013, Minty) Mahogany back and sides, Sitka Spruce top with pre-war scalloped bracing; 12-frets to the body; tortoise binding on the body only; no binding on the fretboard or peghead; 1-style rosette and backstrip (Walnut); slotted peghead; Mahogany modified V neck with diamond volute; 1-7/8" nut width; bone nut; Ebony fretboard with compound-radius; 24-7/8" scale length; Ebony peghead overlay; Golden Age Restoration nickel tuning machines with black buttons; Ebony belly bridge with drop-in bone saddle; 2-13/32" string spacing; it's our first time to have a Collings 0-1 12-string in the house! OHSC Serial #21331 $3495
  17. OM-1SS (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. Serial #21306 $3668
  18. OM-1G Varnish (Used) Here we have a great sounding, well-used, not abused Collings OM with Mahogany back and sides, German Spruce top; tung-oil varnish finish on the body; tortoise color binding on the body only, no binding on the neck or peghead; Mahogany neck with 1-3/4" nut width; Ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlay at frets 5-7-9; Ebony peghead overlay; nickel Waverlys; Ebony belly bridge with bone drop-in saddle and Ebony pins with pearl dot inlay; tortoise color pickguard; Ebony strap buttons with pearl dot installed on the underside of the neck heel. Again, this one sounds terrific and is clean but for a few marks, including one on the top of the peghead (see photo). OHSC $4595
  19. OM-2DB Sacha Rosewood (Recent, NM) Great sounding dreadnought-depth OM featuring Peruvian "Sacha" Rosewood back and sides, Sitka Spruce top; Ivoroid binding on the body only (no herringbone); no binding on the fretboard or peghead; Mahogany neck (stained to match the back sides nicely) with diamond volute; 1-3/4" nut width; bone nut; Ebony fretboard with diamonds & squares inlay; tortoise color pickguard in 000-, rather than OM- size; Ebony belly bridge with drop-in bone compensated saddle; Ebony peghead overlay; nickel Waverlys; Ebony strap button installed on the underside of the neck heel; OHSC. This instrument sounds tonally a bit like a cross between Mahogany and Rosewood, with great warmth and projection, yet with excellent clarity. The dreadnought depth adds to the volume. Rick's a fan of this one! OHSC $3950
  20. OM-2HBaaaA (1998, Exc++)  Gorgeous AAA-grade Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, Adirondack Spruce top; 1-3/4" nut width, 2-3/16" saddle spacing; Ivoroid binding on the body only, herringbone top purfling and 2-style rosette; Mahogany neck with diamond volute; bone nut; Ebony fretboard with diamond and square inlay on the fretboard; Brazilian Rosewood peghead overlay; nickel Waverlys; Ebony belly bridge with compensated, drop-in; bone saddle; tortoise color pickguard; OHSC. Very clean condition on this guitar, with just a few minor marks. Wonderful guitar. $7995
  21. 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 Serial #7787 $3695
  22. 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 15-year old Collings 000-2HC Serial #4334 $7995
  23. 000-3 BaaA 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 Serial #4081 $9695

 

  • MT Custom SOLD
  • C-10 Custom Walnut SOLD
  • Waterloo WL-14X X-braced, truss-rod November SOLD AB
  • Waterloo WL-14X X-braced, truss-rod December/Jan SOLD RF
  • Waterloo WL-14X X-braced, truss-rod TBD SOLD MS
  • Waterloo WL-14X X-braced, truss-rod TBD
  • Waterloo WL-14L Ladder-braced, T-bar TBD

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. Bob Brozman Baritone Custom (2012, Minty) Wow! This custom Bob Brozman Bari features a 12-fret body with Sycamore back and sides (zipper backstrip), Italian Spruce top with scalloped/tapered tone bars; herringbone rosette; 27" scale length; 1-7/8" nut width; Ivoroid binding on the body, fretboard and peghead; herringbone top purfling and I/B/I purfling on the neck and peghead; Mahogany neck and Ebony fretboard with long-pattern diamonds and squares; bone nut; the slotted peghead has a beautiful Sycamore overlay, as well as the SCGC logo in pearl; gold Waverlys; custom Dalmatian pickguard (love it); Ebony belly bridge with bone compensated saddle; OHSC. This guitar allows the player many options for the perfect blues or Hawaiian slack-key sounds. The most common tuning is C - C. We've had a few Sycamore guitars from SCGC over the years, and it's always a favorite. Tonally, it falls somewhere in between Mahogany and Rosewood, giving the volume and dryness of Mahogany along with some of the richness of Rosewood. Love the look of the wood, too. Sycamore paired with Italian Spruce makes for a gorgeous tonal quality. Clear, yet warm. This is definitely a fave. List, when new, was right at $6900. You can have this beauty today in perfect condition, but at a lovely discount to the new price. $4500
  2. D Custom (1990, Exc++) Similar in specs to a Tony Rice Pro, but not called such, and with the addition of pearl; Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, German Spruce top; 41-style top purfling; large soundhole; abalone rosette; Ivoroid binding on the body, fretboard, and peghead; Mahogany neck with diamond volute; bone nut; Ebony fretboard with SCGC logo in the fretboard between the 11th and 13th frets; Brazilian Rosewood peghead overlay; nickel Kluson deluxe tuning machines; Ebony belly bridge; bone drop-in saddle; double McIntyre Feather pickup installed. OHSC. $10,500
  3. Firefly (Exc++) Indian Rosewood back and sides, S-29 back stripe; lower bout 16.1875" wide; Cedar top; scalloped bracing; Ivoroid binding on the body, fretboard, and peghead; Mahogany neck with round shape; Ebony fretboard with 1-11/16" nut width; 2mm dots; 24" scale length; 21-frets; Firefly peghead shape; Ebony overlay; chrome Mini Gotohs; no pickguard; Ebony belly bridge with compensated bone saddle; Ebony pins with pearl dots; L.R. Baggs i-Mix pickup system included; chrome strap button installed on the neck heel. OHSC. One of the earlier Firefly guitars, it is serial #12.  Sweet player. $HOLD
  4. 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
  5. 1942 Bluegrass D Custom (2004, Exc+++) Gorgeous Koa back and sides, Adirondack Spruce top from Steve Swan's personal stash of woods; tortoise color binding on the body and heel cap; Mahogany neck with diamond volute; Ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlay on the fretboard; bone nut; Koa peghead overlay; nickel Waverlys with Ivoroid buttons; Ebony belly bridge with compensated saddle; beautiful, lightweight guitar with balanced tone. OHSC $5595

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. 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
  2. 00-17 (1953, Exc+) Sweet player, this. Original condition, including pickguard, Ebony nut, tuning machines. Some playing wear (to be expected) and some buckle rash. No cracks, low action, plays nicely. Newer tweed hardshell case included. $SOLD
  3. 00-18V (2007, Exc+++)00-size; 14-frets to the body; Mahogany back and sides, Sitka Spruce top with scalloped braces, black and white top purfling, tortoise binding, tortoise pickguard, ebony bridge with cut-through bone saddle; modified V-shaped neck with 1-3/4" nut width; bone nut; Ebony fretboard with abalone dot inlay, old-style 18 rosette; old style decal on peghead; nickel-plated butterbean tuning machines; black bridge pins; Fishman Ellipse Blend pickup system installed. OHSC $2095
  4. 000-28EC (Recent, NM) Indian rosewood back & sides, Sitka spruce top with vintage toner, Ivoroid binding on the body only; scalloped top bracing; herringbone top purfling and herringbone rosette; V-shaped neck; adjustable truss rod; diamond volute; 1-3/4" nut width; Ebony fretboard with diamond and squares inlay and Eric Clapton's signature at the 19th fret; 24.9" scale; Ebony belly bridge with drop-in saddle; Maple bridge plate; 2-1/4" spacing at the saddle; Rosewood peghead overlay; nickel butter bean-style tuning machines; 000-size pickguard.  We all think this is one of the best Indian Rosewood Clapton model 000-28s we've had the opportunity to play, and it's in all-but-new condition. Geib-style OHSC $2750
  5. DCPA4 (Recent, Exc)  Solid wood construction throughout in this "Performing Artist" series Martin dreadnought. Satin-finish Sapele back and sides, gloss-finish Sitka Spruce top with hybrid scalloped bracing; black binding on the body; Venetian cutaway; multilayer b-w rosette; solid wood neck with Performing Artist profile (1-3/4" nut, 2-1/8" at 12th fret, 2-3/16" string spacing at saddle); Corian nut; Tusq saddle; black Richlite fretboard with off-set dot inlay; 25.4" scale length; black Richlite bridge; pickup system includes Sonicore under-saddle transducer with side mounted volume and tone controls and on-board chromatic tuner, Rosewood peghead overlay; chrome-plated tuning machines; OHSC Nice stage guitar! OHSC $995
  6. D-18 (1958, Exc+) Wonderful late 50s D-18. Mahogany back and sides, tortoise color binding on the body; Spruce top (interesting grain pattern!); straight bracing; Rosewood fretboard with pearl dot inlay; 1-11/16" nut width; Rosewood peghead overlay; Kluson Deluxe tuning machines (original); celluloid pickguard (under the finish) which has shrunk a bit; so far, we don't see evidence of a pickguard crack; replaced bridge; bridge pin retainer added; cut-through saddle; beautiful, bright, articulate tone. Nice guitar. Modern Martin thermoplastic case. $5595
  7. D-18 (1943, Refinished) Honduran Mahogany back and
  8. sides, Adirondack Spruce top; scalloped top bracing; 1-11/16" nut width; professionally  repaired cracks have all been cleated, and the instrument was refinished years ago when the repairs were performed. The guitar has a replacement bridge, replacement tuning machines (Martin butterbean), and pickguard. Super sounding guitar. Newer Martin Geib style case. $7500
  9. D-18 (1943, Refinished) Great sounding '40s D-18 that is quite affordable due to the fact it's been refinished; it's got a replaced bridge, replaced tuners, replaced pickguard, and numerous repaired cracks; the top shows lots of finish crazing too. Mojo, indeed! Non-original HSC (Guild) $8500
  10. D-28 Authentic 1931 (2013, Minty) 12-frets to the body, and 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. The Madagascar Rosewood in this guitar is as nice as we've seen, and the sound matches the look. We're very pleased to be able to offer this guitar at Cotten Music. $5000
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. D-28 Marquis Madagascar (2007, 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. $3950
  14. D-37K (1980, Exc-) Flame-figure Koa back 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
  15. D-45 Sunburst (2000, Exc++) Solid East Indian Rosewood back and sides, solid Sitka Spruce top with standard X, scalloped top braced (5/16"); sunburst finish top; style-45 rosette, top, side, and back purfling; white Boltaron binding on the body; white Boltaron end wedge; low-profile neck with 1-11/16" nut width; 2-1/8" spacing at the saddle; 25.4" scale length; Ebony fretboard with 45-style abalone hexagon inlays; bone nut; white Boltaron bound fretboard and peghead; Indian Rosewood peghead overlay with C.F. Martin block inlay in pearl; gold Gotoh tuning machines with large knobs; Ebony belly bridge with 16" radius/compensated bone saddle; tortoise color pickguard; HSC. Nice guitar with only light playing wear. A great value at this price, we think! $5000
  16. GPCPA4 (Recent, Minty) Similar in specs to the DCPA4 we listed a few days ago, this grand auditorium-sized "Performing Artist" series Martin offers the following: Satin-finish Sapele back and sides, gloss-finish Sitka Spruce top with hybrid-x scalloped 5/16" sitka bracing; black binding on the body; Venetian cutaway; multilayer b-w rosette; solid wood neck with Performing Artist profile (1-3/4" nut, 2-1/8" at 12th fret, 2-3/16" string spacing at saddle); Corian nut; Tusq saddle; black Richlite fretboard with off-set dot inlay; 25.4" scale length; black Richlite bridge; Fishman F1 analog pickup system with side mounted volume and tone controls and on-board chromatic tuner, Rosewood peghead overlay; chrome-plated tuning machines; OHSC A tremendous value in an acoustic-electric for the performing musician, and this one is practically new. $1100
  17. HD-18 Jimmy Buffett Signature (1998, #198 of 424, Exc+) 1998 Limited Edition of 424, and this guitar is #198. Mahogany back and sides; Sitka Spruce top with aging toner; scalloped, advanced X-bracing; 5/16" braces; Ivoroid binding on the body; herringbone top purfling; herringbone backstripe; 45-style rosette (multi-ply b-w-b with abalone center); satin-finish low-profile Mahogany neck with 1-11/16" nut width; bone nut; Ebony fretboard with style-42 snowflake inlay and Jimmy Buffett's signature between the 19th and 20th frets; Rosewood peghead overlay with abalone palm tree peghead inlay and gold, tortoise color pickguard, Martin (Gotoh) open-back butterbean tuning machine, Ebony belly bridge; 2-1/8" spacing at the saddle; black bridge pins with abalone dots, compensated saddle; label signed by Jimmy Buffett and C.F. Martin IV, tweed covered Geib-style OHSC One of the most popular of Martin's limited edition signature guitars. We love it that Jimmy taught at Cotten many moons ago, even if he left us for big fun elsewhere! $4895
  18. HD-28E Retro (Recent, Used) Solid Indian Rosewood back and sides, solid Sitka Spruce top; scalloped top bracing with forward-shifted X brace, Ivoroid binding on the body only, herringbone top purfling, modified low-oval neck shape; diamond volute; 1-3/4" nut width; 2-1/8" at the 12th fret and 2-3/16" spacing at the saddle; bone nut; Ebony fretboard with diamonds and squares inlay; Delmar tortoise pickguard; Indian Rosewood peghead overlay; nickel Martin butterbean tuners; Gloss body finish, with aging toner on top. Fishman F1 Aura Plus pickup system includes Easy Mode with 3 easy-to-use presets, and Performance Mode with a wealth of user-controlled options for combining the straight pickup signal with 9 microphone sound images. Ebony belly bridge with bone saddle; white pins with black dots; chrome strap button installed on the underside of the neck heel; OHSC Terrific guitar! We love it.  $2395

 

  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. Bourgeois Country Boy (2010, Exc++) We haven't had a Bourgeois Country Boy in a while, and now we have two! :) This one is a few years newer and has slightly different specs. Mahogany back and sides with darker finish, wide-grained Adirondack Spruce top; tortoise binding on the body; Mahogany neck with diamond volute; 1-23/32" nut width; bone nut; Ebony fretboard with black binding and micro-dot inlay; Figured Zircote peghead overlay with MOP Bourgeois logo; nickel Waverlys; wood rosette; tortoise color pickguard; Ebony bridge with bone compensated saddle; 2.2" spacing at the saddle; Ivoroid pins with black dots; Fishman active undersaddle pickup (with soundhole controls) installed; chrome strap button installed on the underside of the neck heel; OHSC. This guitar is very articulate, and it's got nice warmth, too. $3150
  3. Bourgeois Vintage OM (Recent, Exc++) Pao Rosewood back and sides (looks a lot like Honduran RW), Adirondack Spruce top; Cocobolo binding on the body; 1-3/4" nut width, Mahogany neck with diamond volute; Ebony fretboard with diamonds & squares at 5th, 7th, and 9th frets; tortoise pickguard; Ebony pyramid bridge; bone compensated saddle; bone nut; fancy Cocobolo peghead overlay; gold Waverlys with Cocobolo buttons; passive K&K pickup installed; OHSC Some playing wear (frets, pickguard, light scuffs), but nothing major. OHSC $3295
  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. Dudenbostel OM-45 Deluxe (1997, Exc+++) This is one incredibly fine sounding OM. Brazilian Rosewood back and sides (love the saw marks); Adirondack Spruce top; Ivoroid binding on the body, fretboard, and peghead; 45-style top trim and rosette; hide glue construction at the bridge, neck joint, top/back braces; bridge plate, and fingerboard. Honduras Mahogany neck, Ebony fingerboard with 45-style inlay; 1 3/4" nut, Brazilian Rosewood peghead overlay with torch inlay; gold-plated Waverly banjo style tuners (real pearl buttons), adjustable truss rod, lacquer finish throughout. Deluxe Calton case included. $30,000
  8. Ehlers Thin Body Pro (Used, Exc) [Rob Ehlers] Rob Ehlers, Portland, OR; A mid-career guitar from Mr. Ehlers, if our dating of it is correct (4-94, serial number 261); 16" wide, 3" deep (Rob offered the thin-body option at no extra charge); Venetian cutaway; Flame Maple back, sides, and neck; Sitka Spruce top; full body sunburst; 1-11/16" nut width; Ebony fretboard with treble side extension and "cloud" inlay in pearl; bone nut and saddle; abalone top purfling and rosette; abalone purfling on the Ebony peghead; gold Schaller tuning machines; Fishman active pickup system installed. There is some light finish crazing to the finish on the top, but otherwise, the guitar is in excellent condition. We were not prepared for this thin-body guitar to sound as good as it does. It was a pleasant surprise! The last time we had an Ehlers in the shop, it was a small jumbo that belong to John Jennings. It's good to have another. We're sad to learn that Rob passed away in 2011. $2795
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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; 1-3/4" nut width; 2-3/16" spacing at the saddle; 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 $7995
  12. 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. $6295
  13. 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
  14. JC Baxendale OM Sunburst (New) [John Baxendale, Colorado] Mahogany back and sides, Adirondack Spruce top; sunburst finish top; Ivoroid binding on the body, fretboard and peghead; Ivoroid lined soundhole; simple rosette; 000-size pickguard; Ebony fretboard with dot inlay; Ebony peghead overlay; Ebony belly bridge; HSC. Wow. Sounds like it's 60 years old, right out of the case. $4000
  15. Journey Instruments OF410 "Overhead" Guitar (New) Patented, removable neck system guitar; Sapele back and sides, Manzer wedge; satin finish; solid Spruce top; "backpack" case; proprietary, under-saddle transducer pickup system. Plays easily and has surprisingly large volume. Nice! $589
  16. 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
  17. 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; great sounding parlor. Sounds way bigger than it should. Larrivee gig bag included. $950
  18. 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
  19. 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 $1895
  20. 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
  21. Lucas LD-18 Kenny Smith (1998, Exc+) [Randy Lucas, Columbus, IN] Mahogany back and sides, Adirondack Spruce top with non-scalloped bracing; hide glue construction; herringbone top purfling; 1-3/4" nut width; 2-5/16" string spacing; wood rosette; Mahogany neck with diamond volute; T-bar neck reinforcement; Ebony fretboard and bridge; no inlay in the fretboard save the Lucas name at the 12th fret; bone nut and long saddle; tortoise binding on the body; tortoise pickguard; Brazilian Rosewood peghead overlay with abalone torch inlay; nickel Waverlys; non-OHSC. We're always happy to get a Lucas in the shop, and a Kenny Smith LD-18 in particular. Hard to beat a KS for all-out tone! HSC $4800
  22. 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. $8000
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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 
  26. 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
  27. NoName Mahogany Custom (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
  28. 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! $4300
  29. Posch OM (New) [Leo Posch, McLouth, KS] Pretty much a straight-ahead and lovely OM-18 style guitar from Leo Posch. Beautiful Honduran Mahogany back, sides and neck; Adirondack Spruce top and bracing; hide glue construction; tortoise color binding on the body; Ebony fretboard with pearl inlay at frets 5-7-9; 18-syle rosette; Ebony bridge with tucked Maple bridge plate; cut-through bone saddle; tortoise color pickguard; nickel Waverlys with Ivoroid buttons; Leo Posch headstock logo in abalone; 1-3/4" nut width; 2-5/16" spacing at the saddle; Ebony strap button installed on the underside of the neck heel; deluxe Geib-style case included. Leo's guitars always sound older than they are. We are big fans of his work. $4300
  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. One of our favorite OMs in the shop! $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. $1895
  35. Rushing 000-14 fret (c. 2003, Exc) [Johnny Rushing] Specifically termed (on the interior label) a JR-20-P8, this 000-sized guitar features Mahogany back and sides, Spruce top; Light sunburst finish; 000-size tortoiseshell color pickguard; White binding on the body with b-w-b purfling; no binding on the fretboard or peghead; Ebony fretboard with dot inlay; Rosewood overlay on the peghead; open-back nickel tuning machines; Ebony belly bridge; white pins with black dots; this guitar has been played and shows some playing wear, but all in all it's in good shape. Baggs pickup installed. OHSC $1195
  36. Skipper 00-S 12-fret (2012, Exc++)  Mahogany back and sides, Adirondack Spruce top; forward-shifted, scalloped, Adirondack Spruce top bracing; gloss finish top; satin finish elsewhere; nitrocellulose lacquer finish; hot hide glue construction; Honduran Rosewood rosette; tortoise color celluloid binding; tortoise color celluloid pickguard; Mahogany neck with adjustable truss-rod and carbon fiber reinforcement; bone nut and saddle; Ebony fretboard, bridge and peghead overlay; slotted peghead; Golden Age open back tuning machines; HSC One of Mudge's favorites. $SOLD
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. William C. Stahl-Larson Bros (c. 20s, Exc+) Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, Spruce top; varnish finish; Ebony fretboard; slotted peghead; abalone rosette and top trim; pearl inlay in the bridge feet; stylistically, this guitar seems positioned between a style 6 and 7, so we refer to it casually around the shop as a 6-1/2. :) It's got a comfortable, if big, neck, and tone that keeps you from wanting to put it down. From what we can tell, it's in original condition. New Geib-style case. Hard not to love this one. $9500

 

  1. Amalio Burguet Classic AC-3AS (1999, Exc++) A great value in a hand-made Spanish student model classic guitar; solid Indian Rosewood sides, Rosewood back; solid German Spruce top; 25-1/2" scale length; 52mm nut width; elegant rosette; gold-plated tuners with pearloid buttons. Nice projection, and beautiful tone, but not a big price! $950

  2. Kremona Fiesta FS Classic (Used, Exc+++) This guitar, while not expensive, offers a LOT of wonderful tone. It's a great value in a all-solid classic guitar. Solid Indian rosewood back and sides, solid European Spruce top; gloss finish; Honduran Cedar neck; Indian rosewood fingerboard and bridge; wood binding on the body; wood rosette; gold tuning machines with Rosewood buttons; 650 mm scale length; 52 mm neck width at nut; price does not include case. $550

  3. Yamaha Flamenco (c.2010, Exc++) Cyprus back and sides, Solid spruce top; nice player. This model is no longer in production. OHSC $295

  1. Breedlove AC200/SM (Used, Exc+++) Breedlove's Atlas Series, concert-size guitar; Mahogany back and sides, Solid Sitka Spruce top; abalone rosette; Mahogany neck with Indian Rosewood fretboard and asymmetrical pearl dot inlay; 1-11/16" nut width; Breedlove bracing system; JLD Bridge Truss system; Black bound body and neck; Satin finish; Indian Rosewood bridge; Dovetail neck joint; Dual action truss rod; Chrome Grover tuners; Ebony end pin; chrome-plated strap button installed on the underside of the neck heel; sold sans case. Designed by Breedlove and built in Korea. $350
  2. 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. $995
  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 Elitist Series Les Paul Standard (2004, Exc+++) Made in Japan. in the Terada and Fuji-gen factories. Really well-made, great-sounding Epiphone LP Standard. Book-matched African Mahogany body; book-matched Maple top; hand-rubbed honeyburst finish; 1-ply body and neck binding (cream); 1-piece set mahogany neck with dovetail neck joint; Rosewood fingerboard with trapezoid pearl inlays; bone nut; "tombstone" headstock with Epiphone logo and gold "Les Paul" script; nickel-plated Grover tuners; 2-ply truss rod cover with "Standard" engraving; Tune-O-Matic bridge with stop tailpiece; raised pickguard; USA 50SR and 60ST pickups; 2 volume, 2 tone; 3-way switch; gold speed knobs; 24.74" scale; 1.68" nut width. Original Elitist case. $900
  5. Fender American Standard Telecaster (1989, Exc++) E-Series, USA; Dark blue with a purplish cast (really nice); we're told it has '52 Reissue pickups in it; will have to check; Rosewood fretboard; not the lightest Tele we've played, but great sounding. OHSC $900
  6. Fender 60s Relic Custom Shop Strat (2007, Exc+++) $3000
  7. 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
  8. Fender Jazz Bass Reissue (90s, Exc+++) US Made; owned by a former bassist for the group Bread. OHSC $1250
  9. G&L Asat (1987, Exc++) Maple body with black finish; one-piece hardrock Maple neck and fretboard with nickel silver frets; 22-fret neck; 25-1/2" scale; adjustable truss-rod; tilt-neck adjustment; two single-coil MFD (Magnetic Field Design) pickups with adjustable pole pieces; black pickguard; 3-way switch; one volume; one tone; black tuning machines; original G&L spec sheet and hang tag included in the case. OHSC.$995
  10. Gibson Chet Atkins CE Standard (2000, Exc++) Classic electric; Acoustically chambered Mahogany body with single cutaway and top cutout that simulates a sound hole; solid Cedar top; 25-1/2" scale length; 1.8" Ebony fingerboard; slotted peghead with Rosewood overlay; gold-plated Schaller tuning machines with pearloid buttons; Gibson transducer pickup with roller knobs recessed in the upper bass side of the guitar; Rosewood bridge; non-original HSC $1595
  11. Gibson BR-9 Lap Steel (50s, Exc+++) with original chipboard case. $695
  12. Gibson J-50 (1957,  Exc++) Fabulous J-50. I'm just saying. We all love it. Plays and sounds GREAT. Slope-shoulder Mahogany body; Spruce top; larger pickguard (but thin, we're happy to say); Mahogany neck; Rosewood fretboard with dot inlay; black face peghead overlay, replacement tuners; replacement bridge (done about a year ago); some finish crazing on the top, but nothing weird. One of our favorite guitars in the shop at present! Tweed Tolex HSC. $4800
  13. Gibson Country Western (1958, Exc+++) This is one of the cleanest Country Westerns we've seen. All original condition with original case, too. $5295
  14. Gibson J-180EC (c. 2000, Exc) Black finish; Maple back and sides, solid Spruce top; cutaway; Mahogany neck with Rosewood fretboard and pearl dot inlay; sculpted, moustache-style Rosewood bridge; abalone rosette; 24-3/4" scale length; adjustable truss rod; black-face peghead with pearl Gibson logo; gold Grover tuning machines; Fishman Prefix Plus pickup system (OEM); OHSC $1200
  15. Gibson Jubilee-12 (early 70s, VG+) Really cool 12-string that has a "small" square-shouldered dreadnought shape. Mahogany back and sides; Spruce top; single-bound top and back; belly bridge with adjustable Rosewood saddle; black teardrop pickguard; Rosewood fretboard with dot inlay; original nickel six-on-a-plate tuning machines with white buttons; two holes in the back of the guitar (perhaps someone ran the cord from a pickup through them?); strap button on the neck heel; Gibson decal on the peghead; great sounding guitar, and formerly owned by one of our favorite local music celebrities. Original case in rough condition. $850
  16. Gibson L-4C (1960, Exc++) 16" lower bout; 3-3/8" body depth; Maple back and sides; carved Spruce top; with f-holes; bound body and fretboard; b-w-b top purfling; multi-ply bound beveled pickguard; Mahogany neck with 20-fret Brazilian Rosewood fretboard; double parallelogram pearl inlays; 1-11/16" nut width; 24-3/4" scale length; non-original gold-plated Frequensator tailpiece; Rosewood adjustable bridge, gold-plated thumb wheels and with pearl inlay (a former owner's initials?) "N" and "U" on the bridge feet; Ebony peghead with Gibson logo and crow inlay in pearl; replacement gold-plated Kluson Deluxe tuning machines with double-ring keystone buttons; gold-plated strap button installed at the neck heel/neck block; Gibson HSC $2495
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. Gitane DG-320 Model John Jorgenson (Used, Exc+++) Figured Santos Rosewood back and sides, solid Spruce top with aging toner; 14 frets to the body; Dalmatian-tortoise color body binding;  Mahogany neck with Ebony fretboard; mother of pearl position markers; long scale (26-5/8"); D-hole, zero-fret, bone nut; adjustable truss rod; inlaid wooden rosette; slotted headstock with gold tuning machines and grained Ivoroid buttons; Ebony peghead overlay and underlay; Gitane logo and "Modele John Jorgenson" in gold; Ebony mustache bridge with movable center; signed label. Note: There's one pearl dot on the fretboard that has been blacked out, but we will be cleaning off the black color, and it will be pearl again. OHSC $800
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. Recording King RK-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.  $668 List Our price $500
  27. Rickenbacker 360 (2003, NM-) $1895
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. Taylor T5 (Recent, Exc+++) Another, as above, but with gig bag. $1195
  31. 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
  32. 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 $3295

  1. Collings MF Custom Mandolin (New) Carved figured Maple back and sides, Maple v-shaped neck with 1-1/8" bone nut; Adirondack Spruce top; full sunburst matte finish throughout; f-holes and parallel tone bar bracing; upgraded with Ivoroid binding on the body and a Collings bound Ebony pickguard; Ebony fretboard with dot inlay and 22-frets; 5-1/2" - 11-5/8" compound radius; 13-7/8" scale length; adjustable truss rod; adjustable Ebony saddle; Ebony peghead with the Collings logo in pearl; nickel machines with Ivoroid buttons; nickel-plated brass Collings tailpiece; deluxe case. Nice! $4900 List $4410
  2. 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 $4200
  3. Flatiron Bouzouki (1997, VG) Repaired headstock crack, but it's been stable for five years. Sounds terrific, we must say.  Well-worth the money for the tone. Sold as is. HSC $795
  4. Gibson A (1915, Exc+++) Not much to say about this Gibson A mandolin but that it sounds great. It's in really good shape, with minor wear to the top on the lower bout near the tailpiece. 2-piece Birch back and sides with dark reddish stain; "Pumpkin" color Spruce top; bound soundhole; original elevated pickguard; non-adjustable bridge; Ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlay; Ebony paddle-head peghead with no logo; nickel four-on-a-plate tuning machines; OHSC. NICE mandolin that sounds terrific. Some might want the action lowered a bit, and that can be done. $1900
  5. Givens F-5 (1991, Exc++) Carved 2-piece flamed Maple back and sides, carved Spruce top; sunburst finish; Ivoroid binding on the body, fretboard and peghead; Ebony fretboard with treble-side extension; pearl and abalone deluxe inlay on the fretboard; Ebony peghead overlay with pearl flowerpot inlay and "R L Givens" logo in pearl; nickel tuning machines with pearloid buttons; Ebony adjustable bridge; nickel-played tailpiece with Givens engraving; McIntyre Feather pickup installed. OHSC $9000
  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. HSC OHSC $1250
  7. Gretsch Tenor Ukulele (Recent, Used) From the Roots Collection: Solid Mahogany top, back and sides; with gig bag. Incredibly good sounding tenor ukulele .$210
  8. 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
  9. Kala Ltd. Edition Ukulele (Recent, Used) Koa back and sides, solid Cedar top; no case. $130
  10. 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. $800 List our price $600
  11. Loar LM-220-VS Mandolin (New) Hand-carved, fully graduated solid Maple back, solid Maple sides, solid, hand-carved, fully-graduated Spruce top; x-braced top; vintage sunburst finish; bound Rosewood fretboard; gloss finish; bone nut; compensated, adjustable Ebony bridge; nickel hardware; Hardshell case or gig bag available separately.  $534 List our price $400
  12. Martin Soprano Ukulele (As New) All solid Mahogany with Ebony nut and saddle; simple rosette. Comes with original bag.  Two in stock. $300
  13. 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
  14. Moku Select Series MS-60C (New) Solid African Mahogany back and sides, solid African Mahogany top; matte finish; Mahogany neck; East Indian Rosewood fretboard and bridge; bone nut and saddle; geared tuners with Koa buttons; abalone rosette; abalone micro-dot fretboard inlay; 1-3/8" nut; HSC included in the price. $475 List our price $402
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. Northfield NF-F5S (New) Carved figured Maple back and sides, carved Adirondack Spruce top; f-holes; Ivoroid binding on the top; Maple neck; Ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlay and treble-side extension; 13-7/8" scale; 1-3/32nds nut width; Ebony peghead overlay with purfling; nickel Schaller tuning machines with black buttons; bound pickguard; shaped case. On Order
  18. Northfield NF-F2SB (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. $2695
  19. Nugget Standard A (1980, #52, Exc++) [Mike Kemnitzer, Central Lake, MI] Carved Sugar Maple back and sides, carved replacement (by Mike Kemnitzer) Engelmann Spruce top (the original top sustained some heavy damage, we're told), Ivoroid binding on the body, fretboard and peghead; f-holes; Maple neck; radiused fretboard with treble-side extension and pearl dot inlay; sunburst finish; Ebony peghead overlay with old-style Nugget logo and flourish; nickel-plated Schaller tuning machines with pearloid buttons; nickel-plated tailpiece with hand-engraved Nugget logo; pearl dot inlay on the back of the body where there was once a strap button; nickel-plated strap button on the underside of the neck heal; newer (by Mike Kemnitzer); non-OHSC case. Great sounding mandolin with woody/throaty tone. A killer value in a Nugget Standard A model mandolin.  $8900
  20. Nugget-Collings Tim O'Brien A-style Mandolin (2006, Exc++) TOB #28; The highly regarded collaboration between Collings and Mike Kemnitzer of Nugget Mandolins, featuring tone woods from Mike Kemnitzer's personal collection. One-piece carved flame Maple back, flame Maple sides and neck with matte sunburst finish; carved Adirondack Spruce top (carved, braced and tap-tuned by Mike Kemnitzer) with black gloss finish; 1-1/8" bone nut; bound body, fingerboard, and peghead; Ebony replacement truss rod cover engraved with the name Tim O'Brien (instead of the silver-colored metal truss-rod cover); 13-7/8" scale length; radiused Ebony fingerboard with 22 medium profile frets and abalone pearl large dot inlay; Ebony peghead with "Nugget" and floral peghead inlay in pearl and abalone; nickel-plated tuning machines with Ivoroid buttons; Ebony adjustable bridge made by Mike Kemnitzer; nickel-plated Collings cast tailpiece; one of the best Tim O'Brien mandolins we've had in the shop. Light playing wear to the top, but otherwise, quite clean. OHSC $7500
  21. Randy Wood 2-Point Mandolin (c. mid 2000s, Exc+) Flamed Maple back and sides, Spruce top; f-holes; sunburst finish; Maple neck; Ivoroid binding on the body, fretboard and peghead; Ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlay; Ebony adjustable bridge; gold-plated tuning machines; brass tailpiece (the plating has worn off); OHSC Wonderful mandolin.  Plays great, sound great. $3900
  22. 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
  23. 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) $5195

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) $95
  4. FI Pins (NOS) Premium sets, purchased from us a while back, but never used. Crafted by John Mickelson, Email for pricing. The Water Buffalo end pins are NOS, and $30 each.

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. $1200
  2. Alpine Boulder gig bags (dreadnought, classic, F and A mandolin sizes) various colors; call or email for pricing.
  3. Calton Deluxe Case (New) Black exterior, Silver interior. Fits OM/000-14 fret guitars. $945
  4. Fender Stage Lead II amp (Used) Two 12s; great amp for the money. $250 (local pick up only)
  5. VVT Night Owl Amp (New) "Perfect urban club amp." $1299
  6. 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. $2199

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