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You know vintage guys can be kind of snobby about guitars. I'm guilty of that. I used to say things like, "I won't play anything made after 1965". Kind of silly really, but that's how it was. Collings changed that for me. I was forced to admit their guitars stood up against old Martin and prewar Gibsons, and in some ways even exceeded them. Here we have a 2002 Collings D-2H. This is a Martin D-28 style with Indian Rosewood back and sides, Herringbone trim, Grover tuners and Sitka spruce top. It shows light wear, nothing major at all. This guitar was played but well taken care of. The frets are in near perfect condition. The action is great with plenty of room on the saddle to come down. An LR Baggs Anthem pickup has been installed (a $300 upgrade). It is loud and toneful. A guitar for a lifetime. Comes with original hard case.Learn More
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
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
The S2 Custom 24 takes the original PRS guitar, the Custom 24, and re-imagines it with stripped-down features and a new aesthetic. Retaining the classic maple top/mahogany back combination with our classic body shape and a asymmetrical beveled top, this guitar is resonant with a funky familiarity. Its versatility comes from its 85/15 "S" pickups, push / pull tone knob, and 3-way blade switch. Familiar for PRS players of old, and a fresh take for players of all types.Learn More
A stunning 2012 Bourgeois Jumbo OM Cutaway. This one features a German Spruce top and East Indian rosewood back and sides. Big, gorgeous tone. Plays like a dream. Spectacular cosmetic condition, showing only the slightest playing wear. Neck is straight and true. Frets show no wear whatsoever. Comes with original hardshell case. New retail for this guitar today would be $5315, with a street price of $4783. Grab this one for MUCH less.Learn More
Ahab's Revenge V2 is a complete reworking of the original.Learn More
Right Switch = warm, rich vintage-voiced preamp/drive with external volume control.
Left Switch = Ahab V2
Combining these two circuits covers a lot of territory, all the way from boost to light fuzz tones.
Ture Bypass, Usa hand-made, hand-wired, and hand-painted.
The Palatine is a no-nonsense, true-bypass clean boost boasting close to 30db in pure clean boost. We all know what this one does. USA hand-made, hand-wired, and hand-painted.Learn More
The NEW StingRay Special! Reimagined and rebuilt from the ground up. New 5-BOLT SCULPTED NECK JOINT provides uninhibited access to all 22 stainless steel frets atop roasted maple necks. REFINED BODY CONTOURS, rounded for more comfort in any playing position while retaining that revered, iconic StingRay sound. REVOICED with POWERFUL NEODYMIUM PICKUPS. The new and improved StingRay electronics feature powerful neodymium magnets, bringing you more output and a wider range of sounds. 18-VOLT 3-BAND PREAMP, newly designed for extra clean headroom, lets you dial in everything from modern punch to classic, vintage tones. LIGHTWEIGHT PERFORMANCE. The overall reduction in weight is a much-welcomed feature of the new Stingray Special. Select body woods, improved contours, and lightweight hardware provide greater overall balance for extra comfort and a more enjoyable playing experience. REENGINEERED HARDWARE. Lightweight tuning machines create a more balanced neck while still providing ultra-reliable tuning stability.Learn More
Optimized, modernized, yet so familiar, the new StingRay bass is tailor-made for today's most discerning players.
The McCarty 594 is a vintage-inspired instrument that is at once incredibly familiar and effortlessly playable. Whether you are looking for rich, authentic, vintage humbucking tones or nuanced, sweet single-coil sounds, the McCarty 594 can seamlessly master both sonic territories thanks to the 58/15 LT pickups and push/pull coil taps on the tone controls. The electronics layout, a few key specifications, and PRS craftsmanship combine in the McCarty 594 to create an instrument that plays in tune, is intonated the entire length of the neck, and feels like a guitar that you’ve been playing forever.Learn More
"The 594 is the best new guitar I've played in years. It has a vintage heart and soul but without the technical limitations that usually come along with an old instrument. What good is an old guitar if you can't get all that feel out of the upper frets, or the intonation is off? To hear that old PAF sound but be able to articulate the notes in a way that only modern manufacturing could allow is so exciting." – John Mayer
Regular Price: $3,659.00
Special Price $2,817.00
Nowhere near a copycat of any kind, Icon lifts you on wings of unprecedented playability, tonality and resonance that are really astounding. Giant vintage tones resound beyond normal expectations and unlimited string bends abound—push ‘em as far as you can push—still ringing out. Icon is the no compromise vintage guitar, done in a totally iconic way, and with no vintage compromises. Icon has the look, but not the limited playability. So truly satisfying to play!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.