Fine vintage instruments

Sales & repairs

    • 1963 Fender Strat SB 11963 Fender Strat SB 2
    • 1963 Fender Stratocaster

      1963 Fender Stratocaster in very good condition.  This is one of several guitars that came from the late great Jeff Golub.  The body is refinished and very convincingly reliced.  The neck is also refinished in clear nitro.  Jeff liked jumbo frets and that is what this guitar wears.  Electronics are all original and sound great.  Pots all match and date to 1963.  Tuners are correct style replacements and at one time the neck had mini-schallers on it.  Has a chunky neck with round profile.  Combined with the big frets you can really dig in to this one.  Great sounding and playing guitar.  Has no...

    • 1957 Fender Telecaster 11957 Fender Telecaster 2
    • 1957 Fender Telecaster

      1957 Fender Telecaster in excellent condition.  The perfect combination of all original but played enough that you can enjoy it.  Original down to every screw except for pickups having been rewound by Lindy Fralin.  The neck pickup was rewound in 2012 and the bridge just recently.  Both had suffered from the infamous green corrosion.  You wouldn't know they were rewound unless someone told you, so there you go!  Of course they sound great, just like they did before.  The frets are in great shape and neck is nice and straight.  There is play wear on the neck and body.  We have gone through this...

    • 1969 Ricenbacker 381 11969 Ricenbacker 381 2
    • 1969 Rickenbacker 381

      1969 Rickenbacker 381 in very good condition.  This is one of the most distinctive guitar designs of the 1960s with its violin edge carved maple body.  This is the version that Rickenbakcer currently reissues.  This one is all original except for a pro refret with original size fretwire.  The finish in in very good condition some wear on the back and back of neck.  The neck is nice and straight and the truss rod works as it should.  The fingerboard was not planed or refinished when it was refretted.  Has the super fast neck profile that these are known for. Original Hi-gain pickups are strong ...

    • 1947 DAngelico modelB 11947 DAngelico modelB 2
    • 1947 D'Angelico Model B

      1947 D'Angelico Model B in excellent condition.  An excellent example original except for the frets and pickguard both expertly replaced.  This model is an interesting combination of 17" wide body with 24.75" scale giving it power and somewhat of a lazy feel on the left hand.  The tone is full and solid.  Includes original hard case and receipt from John D'Angelico.  

    • 1930s KayKraft Model C 11930s KayKraft Model C 2
    • 1930s Kay Kraft Style C

      1930s Kay Kraft Style C in excellent condition.  These are interesting guitars that are somewhat unique.  It was the Kay version of the Nick Lucas guitar.  The sides are extra deep from 4" at neck to 4.75" at the tailblock.  The back and sides are Brazilian rosewood, solid sides laminate back.  The body shape is pretty close to an L-00 in outline.  The neck joins at the 12th fret and the scale is 25.75".  Fancy rope binding on body and neck and pearloid peghead overlay.  Factory X-braced with two tone bars widely spaced.  The mahogany neck is a comfortable slight V shape that is medium sized. ...

    • 1963 Martin 0021 11963 Martin 0021 2
    • 1963 Martin 00-21

      1963 Martin 00-21 in very good condition.  This a great sounding example of the longest continually made Martin model.  Brazilian rosewood back and sides, Sitka spruce top, mahogany neck, Brazilian rosewood fingerboard and bridge, gloss lacquer finish, celluloid nitrate tortoise pick-guard and bindings.  Has had a neck reset, bridge reglue, refret, pick-guard crack repaired and one top crack from bridge to lower bout repaired.  All the work is professional and well executed.  The back and sides are crack free.  The finish is original with no overspray.  The tuners are older and a version which...

    • 1958 Gretsch 6193 11958 Gretsch 6193 2
    • 1958 Gretsch Country Club

      1958 Gretsch 6193 Country Club in very good condition.  The Country Club is a high end model falling just below the White Falcon in the Gretsch line.  Features spruce top, maple back and sides, 25 1/2" scale, 1 11/16" nut width, first year PAF Filtertron pickups, Grover Imperial tuners, trestle bracing, binding all around, and natural finish.  The Bigsby and bridge were added in the 1960s. The binding is all in good shape.  Great feeling neck with frets in great shape as well.  Includes original case in very good condition.  

    • 2015 TKSmith Tele 12015 TKSmith Tele 2
    • 2015 TK Smith Custom Telecaster

      2015 TK Smith Custom Telecaster in mint condition.  This was custom ordered and completed about a year ago.  It features the Summertone pickups with adjustable poles.  The neck is wood from the estate of R.C. Allen.  Custom pickguard with inlayed birds, Smith vibrato, gold metallic finish on body, aged lacquer on neck, Epiphone neck profile, set-up with Tomastik flat wounds.  TK is an amazing craftsman and each guitar is a a beautiful combination of design and style with utmost attention to detail.  If you are lucky enough to play one you understand, if you are not here is your chance.  Includ...

    • 1961 Gibson ES355 Stereo 11961 Gibson ES355 Stereo 2
    • 1961 Gibson ES-355 TDC Stereo Varitone

      1961 Gibson ES-355 TDC Stereo Varitone in near mint condition.  One of the cleanest all original ES-355s we have seen.  This one is 100% original with no repairs done and no excuse to be made.  All original and untouched electronics including unopened PAFs both zebras.  Varitone and stereo wiring are unmodified and function perfectly.  Finish is all original with no overspray or touch up.  The red is bright, unfaded and presents beautifully.  A bit fuller neck profile than the other '61 ES-355 we have in stock.  The pickups are both strong and fat sounding.  The original frets are in excellent...

    • 1962 Gibson J50Adj 11962 Gibson J50Adj 2
    • 1962 Gibson J-50 Adj

      1962 Gibson J-50 Adj in excellent condition.  This is a 100% original guitar with no major repairs of any kind.  We cleaned it up gave it a good set-up and that was all.  Has original strap and hang tag (no the price is not still $175).  There is some pick wear between the bridge and pick guard and some minor dings on the top.  The back and sides are very clean as is the back of the neck.  Very good sound due to the early smaller bridgeplate.  These guitars are the sound of so many famous recordings from the 1960s.  Includes new hard case.  


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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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