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    • 1965 Vox AC30 101965 Vox AC30 7
    • 1965 Vox AC 30 Top Boost

      1965 Vox AC 30/6 Top Boost in excellent condition.  This is THE Vox amp to own.  By 1965 the Top Boost was standard and moved to the top panel.  Six inputs two for each of the three different channels.  Includes the exceedingly rare tilt roller stand.  The stand added $100 to the price of the amp when new, subsequently no one ordered them.  The rare stand is quite useful as well.  You can tilt the amp at any angel you desire, and it has casters.  The amp is all original with the exception of the rectifier set-up as solid state, a smart move for US operation and easily reversible.  The speakers...

    • 1920s Stella Jumbo 12 Birch 11920s Stella Jumbo 12 Birch 8
    • 1920s Stella Jumbo 12 String

      1920s Stella Jumbo 12 string in excellent condition.  This body size and style is known as the Leadbelly model.  The difference being Leadbelly played a mahogany version of this same guitar.  This is birch back and sides with a red spruce top.  In excellent playing shape.  It appears the fingerboard was replaced at some point and the back of the neck was varnished many years ago.  Finish on the body is original with some wear and the loss form an old pickguard now removed.  Lightweight and structurally solid as can be.  Big neck profile with soft V shape.  Plays great and we have it set up wit...

    • 1920s Stella Grand Concert 12 11920s Stella Grand Concert 12 2
    • 1925 Stella 12 string

      Circa 1925 Stella grand concert 12 string guitar.  Solid birch back and sides with spruce top.  This guitar is known as the Barbecue Bob model.  These were used by many prominent blues and jazz musicians in the 20s and 30s.  Lonnie Johnson is pictured with one of these playing duets with Eddie Lang. Pin bridge has been replaced with nicely done reproduction.  Neck reset and a few top cracks repaired.  Plays perfectly and is setup with heavy strings tuned to C#.  The extra long 26 5/8" scale length make it ideal for lower tunings.  Includes newer hard case.

    • 2013 Fender Custom Shop Strat Shell Pink 12013 Fender Custom Shop Strat Shell Pink 2
    • 2014 Fender Custom Shop Heavy Relic Strat

      2014 Fender Custom Shop Stratocaster Heavy Relic in Shell Pink mint condition.  Here is an essentially brand new guitar.  All original with no play time on it, all case candy and original case all untouched.  Quarter sawn maple neck with Indian rosewood fingerboard, 60s C neck profile with 9.5" radius and 6105 frets.  Fat 50s pickups with 5-way switch.  Very cool looking pink finish set off nicely by the mint green pickguard.  Great feeling and sounding guitar.  

    • 1941 Martin 000 45 11941 Martin 000 45 2
    • 1941 Martin 000-45

      1941 Martin 000-45 in very good condition. One of 125 pre-war 14 fret models made.  Refinished with french polish by Eugene Clark in the 1970s as well as replacement fingerboard.  Tom did an expert job of finishing the French Polish job about 10 years ago.  Looks gorgeous and has the benefit of a thin shellac finish expertly applied.  The sound is superb.  Has the depth and complexity you hope for in a prewar 000.  The Brazilian rosewood is of the highest caliber.  Please call for further details. 

    • 1962 Gretsch 6120 11962 Gretsch 6120 2
    • 1962 Gretsch 6120

      1962 Gretsch 6120 Chet Atkins model in excellent condition.  First year for the double cutaway model 6120.  Overall in excellent condition no major repairs or issues.  All original including finish and binding.  Interestingly this guitar has a gold plated Bigsby and Grover Imperial tuners both original and usually reserved for fancier models.  Original frets are full height with almost no wear.  The pickups and all electronics are original and sound great.  A fun guitar to play with the classic Gretsch sound.  Includes original hard case. 

    • 1965 Martin D 28 11965 Martin D 28 2
    • 1965 Martin D-28

      1965 Martin D-28 in excellent condition.  All original with the exception of a new bone saddle made here, the original plastic one is in the case.  Repair free except on three inch back crack neatly repaired.  Beautiful straight grained Brazilian rosewood back and sides.  Top appears to be Red Spruce and the sound of the guitar supports that.  One of the cleanest best sounding 60s D-28s we have come across.  Has a big warm sound with excellent clarity and singing sustain.  Perfect balance for big full chords and solid singing single notes.  Great 60s neck with nice rounded shape with ever so s...

    • 1930 Martin 0 17 11930 Martin 0 17 2
    • 1930 Martin 0-17

      1930 Martin 0-17 in very good condition.  The 12 fret steel string all mahogany single 0-17 is a rare guitar.  It was only made for a year before changing to the 14 fret body.  This one is in very good shape with only a few minor repaired side cracks.  The finish, frets, bridge, and tuners are original.  There is some light pick wear on the top.  The combination of light construction with scalloped X bracing and all Mahogany body makes for a wonderful sounding guitar.  Strong thick midrange with dry woody tone.  The warmth and sweetness of each note with a slightly quicker decay make for an ex...

    • 1992 Flatiron Festival 21992 Flatiron Festival 7
    • 1992 Flatiron Festival Mandolin

      1992 Flatiron Festival F style mandolin in excellent condition.  Made in Bozeman Montana.  Fine quality flamed maple back and sides, Adirondack spruce top,  single ivoroid top binding, fern style pearl headstock inlay and lacquer finish.  In all original condition and never seen much playing time.  Excellent bluegrass mandolin.  Responsive and lively throughout its range.  Good cut and bark when played hard.  Some of the best bang for the buck in the mandolin world. Include hard shell case.

    • 1920 Lyon and Healy 11920 Lyon and Healy 14
    • 1920s Lyon and Healy Auditorium

      Circa 1920 Lyon and Healy Auditorium size guitar in excellent condition.  Back and sides of Brazilian rosewood top of fine quality Red spruce.  Fancy grade guitar with wide pearl trim bordering the top and around the soundhole as well as back strip.  Pearl inlay on the headstock and on the fingerboard at frets 1,3,5,7,9,12,15.  Wood marquetry inlayed on the sides at both the top and back and white bindings.  Staggered ladder bracing.  Nut is 1 27/32", scale is 25 1/4", string spacing at bridge is 2 3/8", lower bout is 14 1/2", upper bout 10 1/4", depth at head block is 3 3/8", depth at tail bl...


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