Fine vintage instruments

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    • 1966 Guild F 40 11966 Guild F 40 2
    • 1966 Guild F-50

      1966 Guild F-50 in very good condition.  These are some of the most overlooked and widely recorded guitars of the 1960s. This one is in great shape and has been played quite a bit.  It has a neck reset and new saddle.  All original with no cracks or other repairs.  The arched maple back and 17y" body provide big fat thick strummed chords but also give a great thumpy bass for fingerstyle blues.  Includes original case.  

    • 1966 Fender Jaguar OW 11966 Fender Jaguar OW 2
    • 1966 Fender Jaguar

      1966 Fender Jaguar in excellent condition.  Olympic White with matching headstock.  100% original and about as clean as they get.  It is very rare for the white to remain this white.  Most have turned very yellow.  No playwear, back has minor strap burn.  Great feeling neck and sets up perfectly.  Pickups are string and everything works perfectly.  A great example of a custom color Jag!  Includes original black tolex case also in excellent condition.  

    • 1939 Martin 0018 11939 Martin 0018 2
    • 1939 Martin 00-18

      1939 Martin 00-18 in very good condition.  Pre-war 00-18s are some the best guitars ever made and still present a great value for the sound.  This is in largely original condition with a neck reset and properly replaced bridge.  One repaired top crack cleated inside one along fingerboard also neatly repaired.  Waverly tuners in place of the original Grover 98s.  Neck measures 1 11/16" at nut with 2 5/32" string spacing at bridge.  Nice soft V profile neck with not much taper in depth.  One of the most comfortable profiles Martin used.  Great sound, balanced and clear, it does anything you want...

    • 1965 Gibson SG 11965 Gibson SG 2
    • 1964 Gibson SG

      1964 Gibson SG in excellent condition.  This guitar is clean and all original.  It retains all its original parts and has no repairs or alterations.  It even has a copy of the original receipt and photos of the original owner playing it!  The two patent number pikcups sound amazing with just the right amount of microphonics that give them air and life.  The frets are in good shape and playability is excellent all over.  The finish is rich shows little wear.  An exceptional version of an iconic guitar.  Includes original case, photos, tags, and receipt.  

    • 1943 Gibson J45OURS 11943 Gibson J45OURS 2
    • 1943 Gibson J-45

      1943 Gibson J-45 in excellent condition.  Other than a neat neck reset and fret job with vintage size wire this one is all original.  No cracks no overspray or touch-up.  Two piece Adirondack top, mahogany back and sides, mahogany neck with V maple support, three on a plate Kluson tuners, poplar head and tail blocks.  This one has a very dry and airy sound to it.  An excellent example in wonderful condition.  Includes newer hard shell case.  

    • 1939 Gibson J35Nat 11939 Gibson J35Nat 2
    • 1939 Gibson J-35 Natural

      1939 Gibson J-35 Natural in excellent condition.  Three tone bar version with non-scalloped bracing and round heel.  V shaped neck with 1 3/4" nut width.  Has one repaired top crack and two small back cracks.  We recently refretted it and reglued the bridge.  Never had or needed neck reset.  Finish is all original and has a gorgeous patina and color to it.  A very solid and powerful sounding guitar.  Top does not have bellying and original bridge is uncut with what appears to be a factory saddle at full height.  Includes original tweed hard case with racing stripes, a rare and most awesome acc...

    • 1940 Gibson J35Nat 11940 Gibson J35Nat 2
    • 1940 Gibson J-35 Nat

      1940 Gibson J-35 in excellent plus condition.  This is easily one of the cleanest and most original J-35s to come up for sale in years.  100% original and repair free! Two tone bars with unscalloped bracing.  Small French heel.  Round neck profile with 1 23/32" nut width.  Original frets are full height and with only the most minor wear.  Has a big powerful sound with a great honk in the midrange.  The condition causes double takes and for good reason.  Includes newer hard case.

    • 1957 Gibson ES175 11957 Gibson ES175 2
    • 1957 Gibson ES-175D

      1957 Gibson ES-175D in excellent condition.  This is one of the first ES-175 to have humbucking pickups.  These are the early pre sticker PAFs with stainless covers.  All original except for pickguard which is curled and in the case.  Includes original deluxe brown lifton case with key and original hang tag.  Minimal signs of use, no repairs or modifications.  This is an exceptionally good example of the most coveted version of the 175.  A historically important guitar as well as great instrument.  

    • 1949 Gibson Super400N 11949 Gibson Super400N 2
    • 1949 Gibson Super 400 N

      1949 Gibson Super 400 N in excellent condition.  The top of the line Gibson of its day.  18" body of figured maple and spruce top.  This one is all original except for a nice refret and repro pickguard.  Great neck shape and the rare rosewood fingerboard that shows up for a brief period in the late 40s.  There are no cracks or repairs.  The finish is 100% original.  Made in USA stamped on peghead so this was likely an export model.  A fine example of an iconic guitar.  Includes original hard case.  

    • 1939 Gibson RayWhitley 11939 Gibson RayWhitley 2
    • 1939 Gibson Recording King Ray Whitley

      1939 Gibson Recording King Ray Whitley Rosewood in excellent condition.  One of the most rare big body Gibsons of the 1930s.  Has had a neck reset and wears period Grover 98 tuners in place of the original Klusons.  The lower bout top to side joint was reglued at some point in a two inch section, neatly done.  Finish is all original and in good shape, bridge, plate, all braces, frets, and pickguard are all original.  Has a sound like no other Gibson.  Most similar to the AJs of the same era although with the shorter 24.75" scale.  A unique and most excellent guitar.  Includes non-original hard...


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TR Crandall Guitars is owned by Alex Whitman and Tom Crandall.

Together we have over 35 years experience in buying, selling, trading, playing, and repairing guitars. Our love for music and fine quality vintage instruments is what drives us.

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