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1951, what a great year! Unemployment was 3.3%, average family income was $3700 a year, turn signals were introduced on automobiles (although people continued using hand signals), I was born, and Martin made this fine guitar. We have a Martin 000-18 made in 1951. This is a great sounding and playing guitar. Cosmetically, it's a little rough. It has several cracks that were repaired by Carter Vintage Guitars in Nashville, TN. There is a repaired hole in the lower bout where in input jack previously was. It has had a neck set, new saddle, and new nut. The neck angle is now fine. It has been refretted: an excellent, professional job. The pickguard has been replaced. There are lots of scratches, nicks and dings. This guitar has been well played and has a cool vintage patina. It sounds great, like an old Martin should. Can you believe this thing is almost 68 years old? Comes with original hard case.Learn More
"A fingerpicker's dream." You know, that's sort of misleading. I have no idea what fingerpickers dream about. Maybe they don't dream about guitars at all, who knows? Well, if I was left handed and owned this guitar, it would be a dream come true. We are offering a lefty 2015 Martin 00-28VS. Indian Rosewood back and sides, Sitka Spruce top, scalloped bracing, V neck, slot head, ebony fingerboard, 12 fret, 24.9" scale, 1 7/8" at the nut. It's super clean. The only blemishes worth mentioning is a little bit of button wear on the back and a small ding on the top near the edge of the lower bout on the treble side. The neck is straight and true. Action is nice and comfortable. It plays great, and sounds wonderful. Buzzy, our resident fingerpicker here at the shop, was playing some beautiful music on the this guitar and gives it two thumbs up. It's a great one. You'll love it. Comes with original hard case.Learn More
The great American acoustic guitar workhorse guitar is a Gibson J-45. So much great music has been played on this model, all the way from Woody Guthrie to Jack White. They have been consistently used and recorded with by discriminating players throughout so many eras. We have a 2002 Gibson J-45, which features a tobacco sunburst finish, Sitka Spruce top, mahogany back and sides, and slope shoulders. The condition is excellent, it shows light playing wear, nothing serious, it's obvious this guitar was well taken care of. It plays perfectly, the frets are fine, the action is low, it plays great. Comes with an active Fishman under saddle pickup and original hard case.Learn More
How can you not love a guitar named a True American? I mean, come on, it's hard not to love it. We have a 1996 Guild True American DCE1 HGTR with a cutaway and factory electronics. A gloss red finish. Solid spruce top, mahogany sides, and arched mahogany back. The built in Fishman transducer preamp electronics are extremely useful. Full tonal control (bass, mid, treble, and brilliance), volume, and a phase reverse switch. There is some cosmetic wear, nothing major. A Bridge Doctor has been installed which enriched the tone a bit. The frets are fine, it plays and sounds great. Great plugged in, and great unplugged. Comes with original hard case.Learn More
This is one amazing guitar. A Tausch 665 Deluxe in Amber Burst. It is a set-neck, semi-solid Telecaster style body with hand-picked, meticulously chosen woods. Tausch guitars give new meaning to hand-made. He makes about two guitars a month. The attention to detail is extraordinary. He uses Harry Haussel pickups that sound amazing. It has a strat style tremelo with a Pau Ferro wooden block instead of the metal traditionally used. The resonance is unreal. The semi-acoustic body made of Pearwood gives the 665 a truely unbelievabe loud and "alive" acoustic response. Sound just explodes from this thing. The flamed maple neck is "set in", with a neck joint that enables comfortable access up to the highest registers. The sunburst finish is similar to the one use by Gibson on Les Paul models in the late 50's. It is lightweight, and an absolute joy to play. It is one of the best new guitars I've ever played: an inspiring instrument, that will make you happy for a lifetime.Learn More
Regular Price: $1,399.00
Special Price $1,119.00
The idea of buying a new guitar straight off the rack, that is comparable to the great vintage Gibson J-45 models, is pretty mind boggling. The idea of getting a pro-level acoustic with all solid wood construction, nitrocellulose finish, beautiful sunburst, and Adirondack Spruce top for under $1200, is also mind boggling. The Eastwood E10 SS is totally comparable to the old Gibsons in sound, tone, playability, and looks...and that is just a wonderful thing. This is a really serious guitar. It's not that it's great-for-the-money, it's just GREAT.
This stunning Grand Auditorium from Taylor's new Builder’s Edition collection features Hawaiian koa back and sides paired with a torrefied Sitka spruce top. The guitar was inspired by their groundbreaking V-Class bracing, which boosts the volume evenly across the tonal spectrum, increases the sustain, and improves the natural intonation of the guitar by creating a more orderly response from the soundboard. The result is a more harmonious relationship between the notes you play, helping chords sing with cohesive beauty. Another design emphasis of Builder’s Edition is enhanced playing comfort in the form of ergonomic new body contours. Details include a beveled armrest, beveled body edge treatment, and a reshaped cutaway that flows smoothly into the heel and incorporates a finger bevel where the cutaway meets the soundboard. This creates a more fluid path to the guitar’s upper-register notes for your fretting hand. Other refined touches include “silent” satin finish, which helps quiet the incidental noise against the guitar body, and a gorgeous new Kona burst that highlights the natural beauty of the figured koa back and sides. Inset koa/paua top and back trim adds a beautiful sparkle that complements the new Spring Vine fretboard inlay. In every way, this K14ce acoustic guitar embodies the ultimate player’s guitar and testifies to the benefits of innovative craftsmanship.Learn More
Taylor's popular Grand Auditorium 314ce is an acoustic workhorse that performs equally well in the practice room, recording studio, and on stage. This latest edition features their acclaimed V-Class bracing, a revolutionary innovation in acoustic sound that responds with greater musicality and harmonic agreement. By introducing a more orderly vibration to the guitar’s top, V-Class bolsters the sustain and volume to offer players a more dynamic voice to explore, while also resolving the minor intonation issues that players have long had to contend with. Together with a solid Sitka spruce top and solid sapele back and sides, you can expect a balanced and articulate blend of top-end brightness, midrange fullness, and low-end warmth that accommodates an array of playing styles. Appointments include black binding, Gemstone fretboard/peghead inlays in Italian acrylic, and satin-finish back and sides with a gloss top. A Venetian cutaway invites your fretting hand up the neck, while their proprietary ES2 electronics serve up faithful plugged-in tone. The guitar ships in a deluxe hardshell case.Learn More
"Our Jumbos". That's what George Harrison and John Lennon called their Gibson J-160E models. They were among the first acoustic/electric guitars, and really those guitars are an integral part of the classic Beatles sound. This Gibson J-160E Sunburst was made in 2002. It is super nice, and in near mint condition. The frets are perfect, the action is good, it sounds great. It is everything you want in a Gibson J-160E. Lot's of English bands used these, Peter and Gordon, Chad and Jeremy, The Hollies, etc. Now this is something most people don't know: the great Travis Wammack had one. Travis was one the coolest guitar players to come out of Memphis. Check out his early recordings. Also, this was made in the Bozeman, MT factory. The Bozeman factory produced some the best acoustics Gibson has made in the last twenty years. Comes with original hard case.Learn More
1965 was a great year. The average cost of a new house was $13,600. Gas cost 31 cents a gallon. Pink Floyd was formed. The Rolling Stones released Vol.2, their second UK album. It was a great year for music, and a great year for the guitar too. 1963, 64 and 65 are my favorite years for Gibson acoustics. I love the necks, with a comfortable medium "C" profile and a great taper. I'm also a fan of the ceramic bridge saddle. The sound is amazing. Listen to the early Stones records, you will hear what I mean. We have a beautiful 1965 Gibson J-50 Adj. It's a super clean, one owner instrument. It has very light wear, like it was played a year, then put up. The natural finish shows very light lacquer checking. 1-11/16" nut width. The frets are fine with plenty of life in them. No repairs or modifications. It has no issues or problems. It's featherweight and sounds fantastic. This is a collector's grade instrument, there aren't that many this nice around. One of the best I've seen. Comes with original hardshell case.Learn More
This 509 should have left PRS as a Wood Library Special Run model but somehow did not. It has a spectacular flamed maple 10-top finished in a rare custom color - Charcoal Purple Burst, with a combination gold and nickel hardware. To top it off, this guitar has an Ebony fingerboard, Ebony headstock overlay, and Pau Shell Artist Grade original style Birds inlays. All these are options normally only available on a Wood Library guitar.Learn More
"It’s been a dream of mine for years to design a guitar that includes some of my favorite vintage specifications but with a modern spirit and aesthetic. After two years of study and refinement, the Silver Sky is my vision of what a reboot of the electric guitar should look and feel like." – John MayerLearn More
The PRS Silver Sky is the result of a close collaboration between Grammy Award-winning musician John Mayer and Paul Reed Smith. More than two and half years in the making, the Silver Sky is a vintage-inspired instrument that is at once familiar but also newly PRS through and through. This model was based off of Mayer and Smith’s favorite elements from 1963 and 1964 vintage instruments, resulting in an idealized version of a vintage single-coil guitar. The attention that was paid to every detail sets this guitar apart.
Some of the more distinctive specifications include, the headstock shape, tuners, neck and fretboard, bridge, and pickups and electronics. The headstock shape is based on PRS’s trademark design, but inverted to both accommodate Mayer’s playing style and also to keep a consistent length of string behind the nut, which makes staying in tune easier. The tuners are a traditional vintage-style, closed-back tuner, but with PRS’s locking design. The neck shape was modeled after 1963/1964 vintage instruments, and the fretboard has a 7.25” radius. The moment your hand grabs this neck, it just feels right. Like the tuners, the steel tremolo takes a classic design and incorporates PRS’s trem arm and Gen III knife-edge screws. The bridge on the Silver Sky is setup flush to the body in the neutral position so that the tremolo bridge only goes down in pitch. By keeping the bridge in contact with the body, the guitar itself is acoustically louder, which improves the signal to noise ratio of the single-coil pickups. The 635JM single-coil pickups are very round and full, with a musical high end that is never “ice-picky” or brash.
Other high-quality specifications include a bone nut, a molded metal jack plate that is curved and makes plugging and unplugging a guitar cable hassle-free, retooled knobs, fretwire that is slightly smaller than what you’d find on most PRS electric guitars, and PRS’s double action truss rod (accessible from the front of the headstock for ease of use).