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  • Collings 0-1 Mahogany (New) 14-frets to the body; Mahogany back and sides, Mahogany top; 1-3/4" nut width; 2-3/1" spacing at the saddle; tortoise binding on the body only; Ebony peghead overlay; nickel Waverlys; pickguard on the side. Angela tells me this guitar sounds awesome. Can't wait to hear it! Deluxe case. $3758
  • Collings MT (New) Sunburst, Gloss top; tortoise binding; nickel machines with black buttons, HSC  $HOLD
  • Collings WL-14L (New) Black finish; white pickguard; ladder-braced, T-bar, smaller neck. Fabulous guitar, and a rather rare combination in the Waterloo world. HSC $SOLD
  • Collings C-10 35 Sunburst (2015, NM-)Walnut stained Mahogany back and sides, 1-style backstrip; reclaimed Sitka Spruce top; Adirondack Spruce top bracing; Gibson-style dark sunburst; two tone bars; CJ vintage neck; Wenge fingerboard; no purfling; short scale length; Ivoroid ring in outer rosette; Tigerstripe pickguard; Ebony peghead veneer; nickel Waverlys with Ivoroid buttons; 2-5/16" saddle spacing; straight bridge; cut-through saddle; Ivoroid bridge pins (no dot); deluxe case. Love this guitar! $HOLD
  • Dupont MD-60 Gypsy Jazz Guitar (2008, Exc++) France; Selmer-style gypsy jazz guitar; Santos Rosewood back and sides (laminate); solid European Spruce top; oval sound hole; satin finish throughout; Walnut neck with bound Ebony fretboard; adjustable truss rod; 1-3/4" nut width; zero fret; 14-frets to the body; 670 scale length; 15-3/4" at the lower bout; Ebony bridge; gold-plated Schaller tuning machines with pearloid buttons; brass and Ebony Dupont tailpiece; OHSC  $2650
  • Huss and Dalton DS-12 Custom (2013, Exc+++) 12-frets to the body; Sinker Mahogany back and sides, Italian Spruce top; dark sunburst top; modified V-shaped Mahogany neck with diamond volute; Ebony fretboard with short-pattern snowflake inlay; 1-23/32nds nut width; 24.9" scale length; 4-7/8" body depth; DS-style rosette; Maple binding on the body and fretboard; no binding on the peghead; firestripe pickguard; slotted peghead with Cocobolo headstock overlay and mother-of-pearl Huss & Dalton logo; nickel Waverlys with Ivoroid buttons; Cocobolo bridge; Ebony bridge pins with pearl dots; bone nut and compensated saddle; Cocobolo end pin and strap button. The former owner had a Zer0 Glide nut installed on the guitar at one point, and this nut is in the case. This is a superb instrument that offers amazing depth of tone. The pricing includes a custom tweed H&D hardshell case. $4400
  • JC Baxendale Sunburst D (New) Honduran Mahogany back, sides, and neck; Adirondack Spruce top with Adirondack Spruce bracing; sunburst top finish; 1-3/4" nut width; bone nut; Ebony fingerboard with dot inlay; Tortoise binding on the body; Ebony bridge with cut-through, compensated, bone saddle; Ebony bridge pins with no dots; tortoise color pickguard; Brazilian Rosewood peghead overlay and heel cap; nickel-plated Schaller "Grand Tune" tuning machines; HSC. This is our fourth JC Baxendale guitar, and we continue to be impressed with the tone John's guitars deliver. If you've not had a chance to play a JC Baxendale, swing by the shop and give this one a try! HSC $4600
  • Northfield NF-F5S (New) Carved figured Maple back and sides, carved Adirondack Spruce top with sunburst finish; f-holes; Ivoroid binding on the top; Maple neck with sunburst finish; bound Ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlay and treble-side extension; 13-7/8" scale; 1-1/8" nut width; Ebony peghead overlay with purfling; nickel Schaller tuning machines with black buttons; bound pickguard; shaped case. $2995
  • Reunion Blues Jumbo Gig Bag (Used, Minty) Black, fits Gibson Super 400 or J-200 or similar size guitar bodies. Great bag if you need one this size. $275

 

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; regular or smaller neck profile . 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-5 Varnish (2006, Exc++) Here we have a Collings MF-5V that includes a Fishman pickup (in the bridge/saddle), and is ready for the gigging musician. It's a great mandolin with a robust voice. 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; nickel plated cast brass tailpiece (but not the engraved tailpiece normally seen on this model); bridge with Fishman pickup installed (original bridge is available); HSC (Collings mandolin case, but not the deluxe version). serial #744 $8000
  3. 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! Serial #F1599 $4410
  4. 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; Baggs pickup installed. OHSC Serial #12719 $3695
  5. 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 $5395
  6. CJ-A (2001) 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
  7. 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. Serial #23640 $5095
  8. 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
  9. D-1A (2012, Exc+++) Wonderful sounding, great playing D-1A. This one's got a 1-23/32nds nut width, so...we're letting you know that right up front. :) Mahogany back and sides, Adirondack Spruce top with Adirondack top bracing; no tongue brace (custom-ordered this way, not removed after the fact) tortoise color binding on the body, no binding on the fretboard or peghead; 1-23/32nds nut width; 2-3/16" spacing at the saddle; Ebony peghead overlay; nickel Waverlys; Ebony belly bridge with drop-in bone saddle; Ebony pins with pearl dot inlay; chrome-plated strap button installed on the underside of the neck heel. Lovely instrument ready to be someone's number one guitar. OHSC $3195
  10. DS-2H MhA (2000, NM-) Andrew calls this guitar a stomach Steinway! It's as clean as can be for a 15-year old Collings, too. It's been a long time since we've had a Mahogany version of the DS-2H in the shop, and it's a bit of a rare bird. 12-frets to the body; Mahogany back and sides, Adirondack Spruce top; Dalmatian pickguard; tortoise color binding on the body only, no binding on the fretboard or peghead; Mahogany neck with diamond volute; slotted peghead; nickel Waverlys; 1-13/16" nut width; 2-5/16" saddle spacing; bone nut; bone drop-in saddle; Ebony belly bridge; slotted FI pins with red dots; serial #6199 OHSC Love it. $4095
  11. 0-1A (New) Mahogany back and sides, Adirondack Spruce top; tortoise color binding on the body only; no binding on the fretboard or peghead; Mahogany neck with bone nut; 1-3/4" nut; Ebony fretboard with dot inlay; Ebony peghead overlay; nickel Waverlys; Ebony bridge with bone drop-in saddle; 2-3/16" spacing at the saddle; pickguard on the side.  Superb guitar. Deluxe case. Serial number 25076 $4388
  12. OM-1 Sunburst (2008, Exc++) Mahogany back and sides, Sitka Spruce top; sunburst top finish; no pickguard; tortoise binding on the body only; no binding on the fretboard or peghead; Ebony peghead overlay; nickel Waverlys with Ebony buttons; 1-3/4" nut width; 2-3/16" spacing at the saddle; bone nut and saddle; the top shows some sinking at the center seam, but it's not open; overall excellent condition. Huge voice. Love it. OHSC Serial #15104 $3295
  13. 00-2HG (New) It's been a while since we've had a Rosewood Collings 00, and this one was well-worth the wait. Indian Rosewood back and sides, German Spruce top with herringbone purfling; 1-13/16" nut width; Mahogany neck with diamond volute; Ivoroid binding on the body only; no binding on the fretboard or peghead; exotic Ebony peghead overlay on a slotted peghead (love the caramel stripe); nickel Waverlys; Ebony pyramid bridge; drop-bone saddle with 2-5/16" spacing at the saddle. Pickguard in the case. Wonderful instrument, and already a favorite. Mudge is totally smitten with this one. $4500
  14. 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 17-year old Collings 000-2HC Serial #4334 $8000
  15. 000-41 (1996, Exc++) Indian Rosewood back and sides, Sitka Spruce top; 1-13/16" nut width; 2-5/16" spacing at the saddle; Ivoroid binding on the body, fretboard and peghead; 41-style abalone top purfling; abalone rosette; Mahogany neck with diamond volute; FI nut; Ebony fretboard with 41-style abalone inlay; slotted peghead with Ebony peghead overlay; Sloan Waverlys tuning machines; Ebony pyramid bridge; FI drop-in saddle; style-3 mosaic backstrip; White Calton case. We just polished and restrung this guitar. It's fabulous. There's just something about a Collings that's going on 20 years old. $4695 
  16. Waterloo WL-14L (New) Black finish; white pickguard; ladder-braced, truss rod, regular neck, long saddle (no longer offered on the Waterloo guitars); Waterloo hardshell case. Fabulous instrument with fat, warm tone. A favorite in the shop. Waterloo HSC. $HOLD

 

  • OM-2H Custom Indian Rosewood back and sides, Sitka top; 1-3/4" at the nut; bone nut; Adirondack top bracing; Ivoroid binding on the body only; no binding on the fretboard or peghead; Exotic Ebony stained veneer (really nice); nickel Waverly; Ebony belly bridge with drop-in bone saddle; deluxe case. 
  • C-10 35 Sunburst Walnut stained Mahogany back and sides, 1-style backstrip; reclaimed Sitka Spruce top; Adirondack Spruce top bracing; Gibson-style dark sunburst; two tone bars; CJ vintage neck; Wenge fingerboard; no purfling; short scale length; Ivoroid ring in outer rosette; Tigerstripe pickguard; Ebony peghead veneer; nickel Waverlys with Ivoroid buttons; 2-5/16" saddle spacing; straight bridge; cut-through saddle; Ivoroid bridge pins (no dot); deluxe case March
  • Waterloo WL-14X Sunburst, truss rod, smaller neck JL
  • Waterloo WL-14X Sunburst, truss rod, smaller neck RE
  • Waterloo WL-14X Black, truss rod, smaller neck KR
  • Waterloo WL-14X Sunburst, truss rod, smaller neck JH
  • Waterloo WL-14X Sunburst, truss-rod, smaller neck AS
  • Waterloo WL-14L Sunburst, truss-rod, regular neck BS
  • Waterloo WL-14X Sunburst, truss rod, regular neck available
  • Waterloo WL-14L Sunburst, truss rod, regular neck available
  • Waterloo WL-14X Sunburst, truss rod, regular neck available
  • Waterloo WL-14L Black, truss rod, regular neck SL
  • Waterloo WL-14L Black, truss rod, regular neck  available
  • Waterloo WL-14X Black, truss rod, small neck available
  • Waterloo WL-12X Maple back and sides, Spruce top; 12-frets to the body; sunburst available
  • Waterloo WL-12X Maple back and sides, Spruce top; 12-frets to the body; sunburst KS
  • Waterloo WL-KX Mahogany back and sides, Spruce top; 12-frets, shaded top AB

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. Model H (1996, Exc+) The H body is pretty much a 14-fret 00 with a balanced sound that's not too bass-heavy. Great small-body guitar. Indian Rosewood back and sides, Sitka Spruce top; Ivoroid binding on the body, fretboard, and peghead; 1-11/16" nut width; bone nut; Mahogany neck; Ebony fretboard with micro dot pearl inlay; Ebony peghead overlay with the SCGC logo in Mother of Pearl; chrome-plated Schaller tuning machines; Ebony modified belly bridge; bone compensated nut; Ebony pins with pearl dot inlay; OM-sized tortoise color pickguard; Highlander Internal Microphone installed; this is a superb value in an older Model H. OHSC. $2395
  2. 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 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
  3. Model F (2007, Exc++) Indian Rosewood back and sides, Sitka Spruce top with tapered bracing; Ivoroid binding on the body, fretboard, and peghead; combination purfling for the rosette and top; Mahogany round-shape neck with 1-11/16" nut width; bone nut; Ebony fretboard with 2mm dot inlay; tortoise color pickguard; Ebony hairsplit peghead with SCGC in pearl; chrome-plated Gotoh 510 tuning machines; Ebony bridge with compensated bone saddle; Ebony bridge pins with pearl dot inlay; Ebony strap button installed on the under side of the neck heel; it's a versatile instrument with balanced tone. Good guitar! OHSC $2695

  1. 00-17 (1950, VG+) All Mahogany body and neck, 1-11/16" nut width; Ebony nut; short scale length (24.9"), 2-3/16" spacing at the saddle; Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard and bridge; Brazilian Rosewood peghead overlay; newer Grover butterbean open-back tuning machines; original, repaired bridge and bridge-plate; three repaired hairline cracks; rough finish; original celluloid pickguard; newer hardshell case. This may not be the cleanest 00-17 you'll find, but it's got a great sound. It's a fine player at a good price. $2495
  2. 000-18 Authentic 1937 (2008, Minty) 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. $4795
  3. 000-21 (1948, Exc) Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, Spruce top; tortoise grain binding on the body with b-w-b top purfling; tortoise color pickguard (it's lifting a bit, and there's a repaired pickguard crack, as you might expect); herringbone back strip; Mahogany neck; Rosewood fretboard with large, graduated-size pearl dot inlay to the 17th fret; Rosewood peghead overlay with Martin script logo; replacement (Grover Rotomatic) tuners; Rosewood bridge with cut-through saddle; recently repaired top crack (Bill Baldock) that had been stable for years; plays nicely and sounds terrific; non-original HSC $8500
  4. D-16CRGTE Premium (2004, Exc+) Indian Rosewood back and sides, Spruce top; cutaway, Fishman Prefix Premium pickup and onboard EQ; more info and photos to follow. OHSC $1095
  5. 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! One of our favorite guitars in the shop. Terrific sounding, great playing guitar. HSC (Guild) $7500
  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. Amazing. It's ready to be played!. $2750
  7. D-18 Custom (2015, Exc+++) This is a wonderful guitar, and fully custom. Specs include 14-fret Mahogany body with Delmar tortoise color binding; premium Adirondack Spruce top with Adirondack Spruce, scalloped, 5/16" Golden Era braces; old-style 18 rosette; Delmar tortoise color end wedge; genuine Mahogany special 1939-style neck barrel and heel; 2-way adjustable truss rod; Ebony heel cap; bone nut; 1-3/4" nut width; Brazilian Rosewood headstock overlay with Golden Era-style Martin decal; nickel Waverlys with butterbean knobs; Ebony fingerboard with 16" radius and old-style 18 abalone dot inlay; 25.4" scale length; 2-1/4" spacing at the 12th fret; hide glue construction throughout; Ebony belly bridge with Ebony pins; 2-1/4" spacing at the saddle; 16" radius cut-through (long) bone saddle; K&K pickup installed. OHSC $4550
  8. 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
  9. 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. $7200
  10. D-28 (1962, Exc+) Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, Spruce top; white binding on the body; 28-style rosette; Mahogany neck with diamond volute (neck reset was done a while back by Richard Starkey); Ebony fretboard with large, graduated-dot inlay; original pickguard; Ebony bridge with cut-through saddle; white pins with black dots; Rosewood peghead overlay; nickel-plated Grover Rotomatic tuning machines (original to the guitar); 1-11/16" nut width; 25.4" scale; wide, checkered back strip; non-original hardshell case included. GREAT player...ready to go! $8500
  11. D-37K (1980, Exc) Flame-figure Koa back and and sides, Sitka Spruce top with amber stain; multi-ply binding on the body only, no binding on the fretboard or peghead; 1-11/16" nut width; Mahogany neck with no volute; Ebony fretboard with pearl inlay at frets diamond and wedges inlay at frets 5 and 9, Maltese Cross inlay at fret 7; abalone rosette; Ebony bridge; white pins; drop-in saddle; light tortoise-color pickguard; chrome-plated mini tuners (Martin by Sperzel); 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. NOTE: This guitar now has Waverly tuning machines, not the mini Sperzel tuners. HSC  $2600
  12. HD-28E Retro (Used, NM-) Martin calls this guitar its modern version of the classic herringbone dreadnought. It's a fine guitar that offers great value for sure. Indian Rosewood back and sides with HD zigzag backstrip, Sitka Spruce top with standard X, scalloped Sitka 5/16" bracing; modified low-oval neck shape; 1-3/4" nut width; bone nut; Ebony fretboard with diamonds and squares (long pattern) inlay; Ivoroid binding on the body; no binding on the fretboard or peghead; herringbone top purfling; 25.4" scale length; 2-3/16" spacing at the saddle; Ebony belly bridge with drop-in Tusq saddle; Fishman F1 Aura Plus pickup system; Indian Rosewood peghead overlay; Martin nickel tuning machines with butterbean knobs; chrome-plated strap button installed on the underside of the neck heel; original hardshell (Geib) case. Wonderful guitar and ready for the stage or your next jam. $2400

 

  1. Aleyas Dreadnought (Recent, Exc++) We've loved having Lee Chapman's mandolins in the shop, and now he's sent us a guitar that was originally built for himself. We're happy to have it! Indian Rosewood back and sides with black Boltaron binding; Adirondack Spruce (the top was from John Arnold); Mahogany neck; Ebony fretboard with slotted diamonds; 1-23/32nds nut width; Ebony (striped) peghead overlay with the Aleyas logo in pearl; nickel Waverlys with oval buttons; Ebony bridge with cut-through saddle; black pickguard; Striped Ebony heel cap and end wedge; strap button installed on the underside of the heel; HSC. $2250
  2. Altman AD-1 EX (2012, Exc+++) [Bob Altman, Colbert, GA] Osage Orange back and sides (similar to Honduran Rosewood in tone) with wood binding; Adirondack Spruce top; varnish finish; Osage Orange neck (no volute); bone nut; 1-3/4" nut width; Ebony fretboard with diamonds & squares inlay; 25-1/4" scale length; Osage Orange peghead overlay; nickel Waverlys; Ebony bridge with cut-through bone saddle;
    2-5/16 string spacing; deluxe case. Powerful sounding instrument from Mr. Altman. $4495
  3. Borges L-00 Custom Maple (2005, Exc++) [Julius Borges, Littleton, MA] Ordered new by Cotten. Beautiful Fiddleback Maple back, sides, and neck; Ivoroid binding on the body only; Adirondack Spruce top; simple rosette; no pickguard; 1-3/4" nut width; Ebony fretboard with no inlay; Ebony peghead logo with Borges logo; nickel Waverlys; Ebony straight bridge with cut-through saddle; Ivoroid pins with black dots; fabulous tone and volume. OHSC $7500
  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. Chuck Lee 12" Lonestar Deluxe Custom Banjo (2015, Minty) [Chuck Lee, Ovilla, TX] If you're into old-time banjo, here's a great one for you from Chuck Lee. Wood tone ring; cherry neck with Dobson heel; Macassar Ebony fretboard with offset dot inlay and Seagull scoop; hand-rubbed satin oil varnish; 2-ply bent maple rim with Ebony stain finish; traditional dowel stick construction; nickel hardware; No-Knot tailpiece, Ebony-top bridge; Lonestar peghead shape with Sycamore peghead overlay; Waverly peghead tuning machines; 5-star fifth string tuning machine; scalloped nut; 1-5/16″ nut width; 25-1/2″ scale length; Superior bump-style hardshell case included in the price. Lovely banjo! $1700
  7. Chuck Lee Prairieville Banjo (2005, Exc+++) 5-string; Curly Maple 12" rim and neck stained black; hand-rubbed satin oil varnish finish; traditional dowel-stick construction; brass hoop tone ring; nickel hardware; no knot tailpiece; Macassar ebony fretboard with abalone dot inlay and "Long Texas" frailing scoop; Macassar Ebony peghead overlay with fancy inlay (upgraded from the standard Man in the Moon inlay); OHSC $2095
  8. Deering Maple Blossom 5-string Banjo (Used, Exc+) Dark Walnut-stained "violin-grade" Eastern curly Maple back and neck; 1-1/4" nut width; Ebony fingerboard with Mother of Pearl flower inlays; pressed in nickel silver frets; adjustable truss rod; 26-1/4" scale length; Deering Planetary tuners; Deering geared 5th-string tuner; high-gloss finish; white/black/white trim; Deering -06- bell bronze tone ring; 3-ply violin-grade Maple rim; brass notched tension hoop; 11" head; one-piece cast Zinc flange; 5/8" Deering Maple/Ebony bridge; Deering True Tone tailpiece. OHSC $2145
  9. Dudenbostel D-2 (1996, Exc+++) 12-frets to the body, and based on a 1931 Martin D-2; Madagascar Rosewood back and sides (beautiful wood, with spider web markings), Adirondack Spruce top; Ivoroid binding on the body only; no binding on the fretboard and peghead; herringbone top purfling; tortoise color pickguard; Honduras Mahogany neck with diamond volute; 1-3/4" nut width; Ebony fretboard with diamonds and squares inlay at frets 5-7-9; slotted peghead with Rosewood overlay; Dudenbostel logo (decal) on the peghead; nickel Waverly tuning machines; Ebony bridge with cut-through saddle; 2-3/8" spacing at the saddle. OHSC FABULOUS guitar. $11,900
  10. 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
  11. Fortenbery Madagascar Rosewood D (2008, Exc+++) [Jeff Fortenbery, Cincinnati, OH] It's been a few years since we first met Jeff, courtesy of our good friend, luthier Will Kimble. Jeff's been repairing guitars for years, but he switched to building them full-time in 2007, and we think that's a good thing! We're pleased to have a few of Jeff's guitars in the shop right now, including this lightly used Madagascar Rosewood dreadnought made with hide glue. It's got an Adirondack Spruce top, abalone rosette; Maple binding on the body with b/w/b top purfling; Maple end wedge; 1-3/4" nut width; Mahogany neck with diamond volute; bone nut; Ebony fretboard with micro dot inlay; Madagascar Rosewood peghead overlay with b/w/b purfling; chrome Schaller machines with Ebony buttons; Ebony bridge with compensated bone saddle and 2-1/4" spacing at the saddle; chrome strap button installed on the underside of the neck heel; Fishman undersaddle pickup included. OHSC $SOLD
  12. 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 $6995
  13. Goodall CJ Cutaway (2004, Exc++) Indian Rosewood back and sides, Cedar top; soft cutaway; curly Koa binding on the body and peghead; curly Koa heel cap and end wedge; abalone rosette; bound Ebony fretboard with no inlay; Ebony peghead with Goodall logo in abalone pearl; chrome Schaller tuning machines with small buttons; 1-3/4" nut width; Ebony bridge with Ebony pins (pearl dots) and bone compensated saddle; chrome strap button installed on the underside of the neck. $3895
  14. Journey OF-660 Carbon Fiber (New) Finally, a travel guitar that isn't affected by changes in weather or location. With its patented removable neck system that allows this carbon fiber acoustic travel guitar to collapse into an airline carry-on backpack-style case, the OF-660 is perfect for the traveling musician. It's pretty small in size, and uses a Manzer wedge to keep the guitar close to the body. Specs include Carbon fiber twillback, sides, and top with gloss finish, "Scoopaway" (cutaway), bone nut and saddle, 1-3/4" nut width; 24.5" scale length; 2-1/4" spacing at the saddle; Ebony bridge pins, and a proprietary undersaddle bridge transducer pickup. Included in the price is a custom-designed guitar backpack that is sized to fit in the airline carry-on compartment. List price $1478, our price  $1099
  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. We're pleased to have this guitar to offer you. It 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. $4695
  16. Kinnaird 000 Koa [John Kinnard, NC, Exc] 000-12 fret body; Flamed Koa back, sides, and 3-piece neck; Engelmann Spruce top; abalone galore (rosette; top purfling; fretboard and peghead purfling); 1-3/4" nut width; 25-1/2" scale length; Ebony fretboard with abalone and pearl elaborate inlay that extends into the peghead; tortoise color pickguard (Tortis); Ebony bridge with compensated saddle; nickel-plated Grover tuning machines. OHSC $HOLD
  17. Larrivee L-05 MT Deluxe (Used, Exc+++) Figured Mahogany back, sides, top; symmetrical parabolic X-bracing, Maple binding on the body, Ivoroid binding on the fretboard; abalone top purfling and rosette; Hand fit dovetail one-piece neck; Ebony fretboard with Deluxe Series abalone inlay; 1-3/4" nut width; Micarta nut; Ebony peghead overlay with silver top trim; Larrivee logo in pearl; chrome-plated 18:1 ratio tuning machines with Ebony buttons; Ebony belly bridge with Deluxe Series abalone inlay in the bridge feet; compensated bone saddle; Ebony pins with abalone dots; dark tortoise-color pickguard; OHSC $1800
  18. Larrivee SD-60 SBT (Used, 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. LoPrinzi LM-12 (Used, Exc++) 14-fret dreadnought shape; solid German curly Maple back and sides, solid Spruce top; Mahogany neck; white bound body; no binding on the fretboard or peghead; Ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlay beginning at the 5th fret; Rosewood bridge; 28-style rosette; black pickguard; Rosewood peghead overlay; gold Grover tuning machines. OHSC High action, but good sound in this older LoPrinzi D. back full $1399
  20. Lucas LD-28 Brazilian (2006, Exc++) [Randy Lucas, Columbus, IN] Dark Brazilian Rosewood back and sides; Adirondack Spruce top; 1-3/4" nut width; Ivoroid binding on the body; no binding on the fretboard or peghead; 28-style rosette; herringbone top purfling; dark Brazilian Rosewood peghead overlay; Lucas logo in the peghead (not in the fretboard, which is customary); Mahogany neck with diamond volute; adjustable truss rod; Ebony fretboard with diamonds and squares inlay; nickel Waverlys; bone nut; Ebony belly bridge with bone cut-through saddle; bone pins; Ivoroid end pin; tortoise color pickguard; deluxe Calton case. $8000
  21. 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. $10,500
  22. 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
  23. NoName 14-fret 00 (New) [Dan Kugler, Conifer, CO] African Mahogany back and sides; Adirondack Spruce; 3-ring NoName design rosette in Ebony and Maple; Mahogany neck with 1-3/4" nut width; Ebony fret board; Corian nut and saddle; vintage-style tuning machines; 24.9" scale length; 2-1/4" spacing at the saddle. We were introduced to Dan and his work by a good customer friend, and we've loved carrying Dan's guitars at the shop. The first "NoName" guitar he made for us, a 12-fret 00 in Wenge and Sinker Spruce, now belongs to Jim Shirey, of the wonderful band Wisewater. $2995
  24. 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
  25. 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
  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. $4500
  27. Posch 00-RW (New) [Leo Posch, McLouth, KS] What a lovely instrument, both visually and tonally. 13-frets to the body; Indian Rosewood back and sides, Adirondack Spruce top; Ivoroid binding on the body only; wood purfling on the top; 1-3/4" nut width; bone nut; Mahogany neck with diamond volute; Ebony fretboard with slotted diamonds beginning at the 5th fret; slotted peghead with Rosewood overlay and no logo; nickel Waverlys; Ebony straight bridge; bone cut-through saddle; 2-3/8" spacing at the saddle Ivoroid pins with dot inlay; tortoise color small pickguard; deluxe case $4500
  28. Posch 00-13 Fret (Recent, Exc+++) 13-frets to the body; Honduran Rosewood back and sides, Adirondack Spruce top; sunburst (or as Leo calls it, his "sunburnt") top; Mahogany neck with diamond volute; Ebony fretboard with graduated dot inlay in abalone; slotted peghead with Leo's name in abalone; bone nut, nickel Waverlys with Ivoroid buttons; Ebony straight bridge with cut-through bone saddle; Ebony pins; tortoise color pickguard; OHSC Terrific sounding guitar...great focus, but equally nice depth. We like this guitar a lot. OHSC $3200
  29. 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
  30. 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. $4500
  31. 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 $5000
  32. 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
  33. Rockbridge 000-21 (2006, Exc+++) Brazilian Rosewood and sides, Adirondack Spruce top; 14-frets to the body; 21-style trim on the body; 1-3/4" nut width; Mahogany neck with diamond volute; 25" scale length; Ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlay; Ebony peghead overlay; nickel Waverlys; OM-style tortoise pickguard; OHSC. $5000
  34. 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
  35. Welker Archtop Fretless Bass [El Welker, Claremont, NH] Maple back, sides, neck and top;  antique brown French polish finish; F-hole; two octaves; bound body, fretboard and peghead; Ebony fretboard with pearl inlay; Ebony peghead overlay; nickel plated tuning machines and tailpiece; Kent Armstrong pickup installed.; Ebony pickguard.  Lovely instrument, and quite unusual. This instrument bridges the gap between electric bass and upright beautifully....it sounds terrific. HSC $3995

  1. Kohno Model 30 (1981, VG+) [Masaru Kohno, Japan] Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, refinished European Spruce top with a plugged hole; Mahogany neck with Ebony reinforcement; 52mm nut width; original finish on the back and sides; the neck has been thinned (front-to-back) and refinished; the 660mm scale length; mosaic rosette; original gold-plated tuners; Brazilian Rosewood bridge; low saddle. This guitar has been well-used, and it is ready for a new home. HSC $1500

  2. McGill Muriel Anderson Classic (1998, Exc++) [Paul McGill, Nashville, TN] Serial #5; Indian Rosewood back and sides (slightly smaller body), Cedar top; Mahogany neck; bone nut and saddle; Sloan Tuning machines; 2" at the nut; 655mm scale length; the guitar has had an RMC pickup system in it at one point, but Paul M. removed the pickup system and replaced it with a bone saddle (the endpin jack is still in the guitar, and the RMC system, in the case, is included in the price). The guitar has been used by a local session player since 2007, and has been used only for recording. The top shows light playing wear, and there are scratches behind the bridge from changing strings. Other than this, the guitar is in excellent shape. It sounds terrific! $6500

  3. McGill Turbo Classic (2004, Exc+++) [Paul McGill, Nashville, TN] Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, Cedar top; handmade rosette (McGill) turbo bracing; Ebony fretboard with 2" nut width; 650mm scale length; 2-1/4" spacing at the saddle; newer-style peghead and bridge; satin-finish gold-plated tuning machines with Ebony buttons; soft-side case. Wonderful guitar, locally owned. Original soft-side case. $9500

  4. 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

  5. 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. Nice instrument. $2500

  6. Takamine CP-132SC (1995, Exc+) Nice, older Japanese-made Takamine classic w/on board electronics (AccurAcoustic 4-band EQ); Rosewood back and sides, solid Cedar top; soft cutaway; Ebony fretboard; gold machines with pearloid buttons; HSC. $600

  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. Dobro Model 66 (1994, Exc+) OMI era; based on the Model 66 of the '30s; Maple Wood body with sandblasted design and sunburst finish; Maple neck with adjustable truss rod; metal resonator, slotted peghead; strip tuners with white buttons; no case. $850
  3. Dobro Model 90 Duolian (1994, Exc++) Bottleneck Series: 14-frets to the body; chrome plated metal body with Hawaiian scenes etched on the body; segmented f-holes; biscuit bridge with Maple saddle; 10" cone, Moon and Stars cover plate, sunburst finish round Maple neck, sunburst finish solid headstock, 19-fret (flat) Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays, 1-3/4" nut width, 24-3/4" scale, stamped tailpiece; Grover mini Rotomatic tuners; headstock decal reads "Original Duolian by Dobro"; OHSC with black lining. Recent set up. Plays and sounds great. $950
  4. Dobro 33H (c. 1985, Exc) Chrome-plated brass body with Hawaiian scene etching; 10-1/2" resonator cone; 14-fret Maple round neck; chrome plated tuning machines; action is not terribly high, but the guitar is more well-suited to slide playing than not. HSC $1000
  5. Eastman 805CE (2011, Exc+++) Lovely archtop at a nice price. Hand-carved Maple back and sides, solid, hand-carved Spruce top with Venetian cutaway; sunburst top, back, and neck; Maple neck; 1-3/4" nut width; 22-fret Ebony fretboard, 25" scale length; single Kent Armstrong floating pickup; compensated Ebony bridge; bound Ebony pickguard with tone and volume controls mounted on the pickguard; gold tuning machines with Ebony buttons; OHSC $1595
  6. Eastman T386 (2012, Exc+++) Thinline body with double Venetian cutaways; Maple laminate back and sides, laminate Maple top; Ivoroid binding on the body; Mahogany neck with Rosewood fretboard; 1-3/4" nut width; 24-3/4" scale length; 22-fret neck; pearl dot inlays on the fretboard; dual-mounted Kent Armstrong humbucking pickups; 2 volume, 2 tone knobs; 3-way switch; fixed, chrome-plated Gotoh bridge with 2-3/32" string pacing; chrome-plated stop tailpiece; chrome-plated Gotoh tuning machines; OHSC $HOLD
  7. Fender Jazz Bass Reissue (90s, Exc+++) US Made; owned by a former bassist for the group Bread. OHSC $1250
  8. Fender Mustang (1971, Exc+) Wonderful guitar, originally considered a student model, but now enjoys something of a cult status. Sunburst over Alder body with white pearl pickguard; offset waist, two slant-mounted proprietary single coil pickups with no visible pickup poles; 2 on/off switches; master tone knob; master volume knob; tremolo (in the case); Maple neck; 22-fret Rosewood fretboard with pearl dot inlay; 24" scale length; 1 string guide; nickel hardware; white plastic tuning buttons; OHSC (one latch doesn't work) $1395
  9. 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 $1350
  10. 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
  11. Gibson ES-175D (1955, Exc+) As the 1955 Gibson catalog states, the ES-175D features the Gibson "golden" sunburst finish; Maple laminate body; 16-1/4" wide, 20-1/4" long; Florentine cutaway; 2-pickups (replacement pickups, DiMarzio, with the original pickups in the case), replacement wiring harness, knobs, pots, switches, and tailpiece. (One original Alnico V pickup, the original wiring harness, pots, and knobs in the case). Two volume, two tone, 3-way switch; triple-bound top; single-bound back; single-bound fretboard with parallelogram inlay; adjustable truss rod; unbound black face peghead with Gibson logo and crown inlay. Love this guitar. $6500
  12. 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 $1100
  13. Gibson L-50 (1934, Exc++) 14-3/4" at the lower bout (last year for the smaller body size); Maple back (flat back) and sides, Adirondack Spruce carved top; sunburst top; f-holes; dot inlay in the fretboard; pickguard; Ebony adjustable bridge; no case. $1750
  14. Gibson SJ-200 (1997, Exc++) [Bozeman, MT] Just in...well-used, but well-kept SJ-200 in vintage sunburst; 17" wide; 4-3/4" deep; Flame Maple back, sides, and neck; Spruce top; bound body, fretboard, and peghead; Rosewood fretboard with pearl inlay; pickguard with engraved flower motif; Rosewood moustache bridge with cutouts on each end and four pearl inlays; black peghead overlay with Gibson logo and crown inlay in pearl; gold-plated Kluson deluxe tuning machines with plastic keystone buttons; OHSC. Nice SJ-200! $2595
  15. Gibson Les Paul Custom (1971, Exc-) Best we can tell, this is a 1971, though it could be a 1972. Four piece body (2 layers of Mahogany with a thin piece of Maple in between, then a carved Maple top) three-piece neck with volute; Cherry Sunburst finish; two humbucking pickups; bridge and knobs have been changed out, but the original parts (and the pickguard) are in the case pocket; 7-ply binding on the body; bound Ebony fretboard; bound peghead; gold-plated parts and tuning machines; truss-rod cover engraved "Les Paul Custom"'; fretboard has pearl block inlay; peghead has the 5-piece split diamond inlay; in good condition for its age with the following issues that make it a great player's guitar, rather than a collector's guitar. Our customer bought it used from Hewgley's in 1974, and the previous owner (a lefty) had installed a strap button in the cutaway portion (!); also, at some point, the guitar developed a crack in the back of the peghead, and our customer had it repaired, and it's been stable since.  We're selling it as is with the original parts in the original hardshell case. $2500
  16. 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
  17. Gibson Southern Jumbo (Refinished, 1955) Refinished, yes, but terrific sounding, and a great value in '50s Southern Jumbo...16-1/8" wide at the lower bout; round-shoulders; refinished, and with finish crazing; Mahogany back and sides, Spruce top; bound body and fretboard; replaced pickguard; 7-ply binding on the top; multiple-binding on the back; upper belly bridge; 24-3/4" scale length; Mahogany neck; Rosewood fretboard with double parallelogram inlay; blackface peghead with pearl Gibson logo and crown inlay; newer tuning machines; HSC $3500
  18. Guild D-40 (Used, Exc++) Fender Era, Corona, CA; Mahogany back and sides, Spruce top; bound body; tortoise color pickguard; unbound fretboard and peghead; Mahogany neck with Rosewood fretboard and dot inlay; adjustable truss rod; blackface peghead with Guild logo and Chesterfield inlay in pearl; nickel-plated Grover tuning machines; Rosewood bridge with bone saddle and white pins with black dots; strap button installed on the heel cap. Fishman Matrix Infinity System installed. OHSC $1350
  19. 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. 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
  20. 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
  21. National Duolian (c.1930-33, Exc) Green crinkle finish on steel body; 12-frets to the body; straight (not rolled) f-holes; replaced cone; replaced tailpiece; Mahogany neck; unbound Ebonized fretboard; slotted peghead; Ebony nut; perfect slide guitar! Priced so the new owner of the Duolian can have the neck reset, if wanted. HSC. $2500
  22. 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. $500
  23. Recording King Elite 76 Banjo (2015, As New) Also known as the Hearts and Flowers model Recording King. Based on a '30s Mastertone, this is an exceptional value in a 5-string banjo. Specs (from Recording King's website) include: One-Piece Mahogany Resonator, One-Piece Slim Profile Mahogany Neck; 3-Ply Maple Rim Mastertone-Style Tone Ring Mastertone-Style One-Piece Banjo Flange Notched Brass 24-Hook Tension Hoop Bound Rosewood Fretboard with 27 3/8" Scale Bone Nut Double-cut Recording King Peghead Rosewood Peghead Overlay Custom Hearts & Flowers-Style M.O.P. Peghead Inlay 24 Hooks and Nuts With American Standard Threads Dual 1930’s Style Coordinator Rods Gotoh Planetary Tuners With Geared 5th Peg RK Custom Hearts & Flowers Fretboard Inlay Presto-Style Tailpiece Maple/Ebony 5/8” Bridge Remo Frosted Head, 11” High Crown Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish Nickel-Plated Hardware Includes Recording King Vintage Hardshell Case $1250
  24. Taylor 555 (1984, Exc+) Purchased new from Cotten Music in 1984, here we have a 12-string Taylor from the Lemon Grove era. 17" body; Mahogany back, sides, and neck; tight-grained Spruce top with nice medullary rays; black binding on the body; Ebony bound Rosewood fretboard with pearl dots; 1-7/8" nut width; herringbone back strip; Rosewood peghead overlay; Tusq nut; gold-plated mini Grover tuning machines; Rosewood bridge; Ebony pins; tortoise-color pickguard is just beginning to curl at the edges. OHSC Nice older Taylor 12-string! One top ding near the bottom edge (which was there from the start, we're told), and the lightest of wear elsewhere. Exceptionally clean for its age. $1895
  25. 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
  26. Taylor Custom Grand Concert (2015, Mint) Cocobolo back and sides; Engelmann Spruce top with Venetian (soft) cutaway and Adirondack CV bracing; no end pin, no end pin hole; Abalone rosette; Ebony binding on the body, fretboard, peghead, and sound hole; short-scale length;  Mahogany gloss-finished neck with Ebony fretboard; 1-3/4" nut width; pearl micro-dot inlay; Cocobolo peghead overlay with Paua Taylor logo; gold Gotoh tuning machines with black buttons; deluxe Taylor case. List was $7116. Gorgeous instrument! $3895
  27. Taylor Builder's Reserve Set, Series IV Guitar and Ukulele Pair (2012, Mint); Custom Koa GS cutaway guitar with solid kerfing; Custom Koa Tenor Ukulele (1 of 30 matched sets built by Andy Powers and a select group of luthiers) Price for the pair $5000
  28. 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
  29. Taylor T5 Ltd (Recent, Exc+++) Ovangkol (African Rosewood) top; Venetian cutaway; matte finish Sapele back and sides; standard T5 bracing; Ebony fretboard with dot inlay, Ebony bridge, Ebony peghead overlay; 5-way switch; chrome tuning machines; gig bag. $1195
  30. Taylor 30th Anniversary Guitar (2004, NM-) 30th Anniversary Grand Concert body; Indian Rosewood back and sides, Spruce top with scalloped X-bracing; Mahogany neck with 1-3/4" nut width; Paua rosette; 20-fret Ebony fretboard with pearl and gold 30th Anniversary fretboard inlay; slotted peghead with Ebony overlay (front and back); Waverly tuning machines; Ivoroid binding with abalone top purfling; Tusq nut and saddle; 24-7/8" scale length; adjustable truss rod; Expressions pickup system installed; gold-plated strap button installed on the underside of the neck heel; deluxe HSC (original) included. Beautiful limited edition Grand Concert; 250 of this model were made. OHSC $3295
  31. Washburn 5205 Parlor (c.1920s, Good-) A wonderful player, not a collector. LOVE the tone. Brazilian Rosewood and Adirondack Spruce. Terrific tone. Call for details. Newer HSC. $2100
  32. 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. Breedlove Premium American Tenor Ukulele (2015, As new) Breedlove stopped making ukuleles this year, as we understand it, and this particular model was the last in their (unadvertised) line-up of ukuleles. This American-made tenor uke (Bend, Oregon) sounds terrific and features Myrtlewood back and sides, Western Red Cedar top; Ivory-color binding on the body; semi-gloss finish; Sapele neck; Ebony fretboard with 1-3/16" nut width; Ebony peghead overlay; nickel Gotoh tuning machines; Ebony bridge; bone nut and saddle; low-G string set; OHSC. $1100
  2. Collings MF-5 Varnish (2006, Exc++) Here we have a Collings MF-5V that includes a Fishman pickup (in the bridge/saddle), and is ready for the gigging musician. It's a great mandolin with a robust voice. 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; nickel plated cast brass tailpiece (but not the engraved tailpiece normally seen on this model); bridge with Fishman pickup installed (original bridge is available); HSC (Collings mandolin case, but not the deluxe version). serial #744 $8000
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Loar 520-VS F-style Mandolin (Recent, Exc+++) Solid, hand-carved, fully graduated Maple back; solid Maple sides; solid hand-carved, fully graduated Spruce, vintage sunburst finish; solid Maple neck with rounded "V" shape; binding on the body and fretboard; Rosewood fretboard with dot inlay and treble-side extension; unbound peghead with The Loar logo; Grover tuning machines with pearloid buttons; gloss finish throughout; scale length 13-3/4"; adjustable truss rod; compensated, adjustable Ebony bridge; 1-1/8" nut width; gig bag included in the price. A great starter F-5 mandolin at $395. We have another of these (used) in stock with a hardshell case, and the price on it is $450.
  7. Martin Soprano Ukulele (Exc+++) All solid Mahogany with Ebony nut and saddle; simple rosette. Comes with original bag.  Two in stock. $300
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Moku MV-20T Vintage Series Ukulele (New) The newest Moku uke is styled after the 40's era Martin Tenors. They feature satin-finish solid Sapele back, sides, top, and neck; faux Tortoise shell binding; 1-3/8" nut width; Ebony nut and saddle, and traditional 3-point headstock; chrome geared tuning machines with Ebony buttons. Set up with Aquila Strings. $473 List Our price $402
  12. National RM1 Walnut AB Mandolin (Recent, As New) Single cone resonator mandolin; Walnut body with Maple cap; sunburst finish; antique brass hardware; 9.5" hand-spun resonator; Maple biscuit bridge; Ebony fretboard with Ivoroid binding; MOP fretboard inlay; bone nut; Gotoh tuning  machines; custom Hot-Plate pickup with Lollar Tele-Special single-coil pickup system; OHSC $2095
  13. Northfield NF-F5S (New) Carved figured Maple back and sides, carved Adirondack Spruce top with sunburst finish; f-holes; Ivoroid binding on the top; Maple neck with sunburst finish; bound Ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlay and treble-side extension; 13-7/8" scale; 1-1/8" nut width; Ebony peghead overlay with purfling; nickel Schaller tuning machines with black buttons; bound pickguard; shaped case. $2995
  14. 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. Alpine Boulder gig bags (dreadnought, classic, F and A mandolin sizes) various colors; call or email for pricing.
  2. Fender Stage Lead II amp (Used) Two 12s; great amp for the money. $250 (local pick up only)
  3. VVT Night Owl Amp (New) "Perfect urban club amp." $1299
  4. 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. $2295
  5. VVT Simo-Flex (JD Simo Signature) Amp  $1599

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