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Eric, our beloved boss, ordered this up special. G&L sent him a photo of a great piece of wood, and he decided it would look great on a bass...now the bass is here. Pretty cool, huh? Ask and ye shall receive. This is a cool one, a G&L L-2500 Five-String with an Empress body, and Tamarind top. The finish is vintage natural, the neck is hard rock maple with rosewood fingerboard. The neck finish is a Satin Light Tint with jumbo frets. It has two G&L MFD L-series humbuckers, with Tri-Tone Active/Passive system. This is a great bass, solid as can be, super lightweight, and great sounding. A super-cool bass, unique, and oh so fine sounding: doesn't get much better.Learn More
I was telling the lads at the store about a club I worked at in the early 70's. One the bands came through with a Fender Telecaster Deluxe. We were outraged that Fender would put a humbucker on a Telecaster. It was one of those, "How dare they!" moments. I have since matured. A tele with humbuckers is the bomb! We are offering a Suhr Alt T Pro. It is modeled after the 70's Fender Telecaster Thinline Deluxe but with a few tweaks to make it even better. This one has a black finish, two humbucking pickups ("Thornbuckers") and is semi-hollow body. The original black pickguard has been changed out to a white one, which we all like the looks of more than the black one that originally came on it. The black pickguard will be included in the gig bag. It sounds and plays awesome. In excellent, near-mint condition. I love the bridge with it's traditional brass saddles but better than a vintage one because you can adjust each string intonation individually. It has a maple neck with locking tuners. The frets are perfect, action is perfect, it's good to go. Comes with gig bag.Learn More
Poor owners of 1965 or 1968 Gibson instruments. They never really know if it's a 1965 or a 1968 because duplicated serial numbers in 1965 and 1968. One has to wonder if someone did that just to mess with folks in the future. Maybe a disgruntled employee, angry at the world, and determined to destroy future generation's dreams, dashes them against the rocks of time. Or maybe they just ran out of numbers. Who knows? This fine instrument, a Gibson A-50 mandolin, has one of those numbers. I think it's a 1968 based on the case, which would have had yellow lining in 1965. It is the original case, with the original key. Square with green lining. It looks like a late 60's case. Also, the bracket on the pickguard is chrome. In 1965 it would have been nickel. And, it has "Union Made" on the red label. So, my educated guess is 1968, but it could possibly be 1965. Regardless of the year, it's a great, great mandolin, just as clean as can be. I hesitate to use the word mint in describing a 50 year old instrument, so let's call this excellent plus. I mean, it's super clean. It plays great, the action is fine, the frets are perfect, and it has a lovely, quilted maple back. It sounds magnificent. It has the original, double line Kluson tuners. It's a great mandolin, one of the nicest I've seen.Learn More
Regular Price: $4,170.00
Special Price $3,753.00
"We had this one made up special". You've heard that before, but this time it's actually true. Eric, our beloved leader, ordered this Bourgeois OM all-Mahogany with a few special things. First off, this model usually comes with spruce top, but this was ordered with a mahogany top. These also usually have tortoise color binding, but this has a multi-layered Ivoroid binding and Ivoroid pickguard, with matching Ivoroid tuning keys. The Ivoroid touch is absolutely stunning against the dark, reddish finish. So, an all mahogany OM size guitar. How cool is that? Think of say, a 1946 Gibson L-G2 all mahogany: it is similar as far as tone, but with more balance and clarity. The all-mahogany style is also reminiscent of Martin's 0M-15 style, but done with much nicer aesthetics. It is perfect for finger-style guitar. This guitar is not only beautiful, the sound is unbelievable! It's my favorite acoustic guitar in the shop right now. It's awesome on every level: playabilty, sound, looks, it's got it all. An American Beauty, that's what this guitar is. Comes with hard case. Oh, and you can tell all your friends, "They had this one made up special". You'll be the envy of the neighborhood.Learn More
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The Classic Pro R is the 6V6/6L6 powered amplifier Bad Cat enthusiasts have been begging them to build for years. This blackface beauty is the latest addition to the USA Player Series.Learn More
This Classic Pro is expertly hand-built by the Bad Cat team in their Southern California shop using the same components and materials as their point-to-point Legacy Series amps.
Incorporating Bad Cat’s patented K Master circuit the amplifier offers big headroom, beautiful string to string note definition, incredible smooth break-up and rich harmonics. The American style punch and sparkle is here and yet they don’t comprise the Bad Cat signature sound.
Greetings my friends. We have a great guitar for you today: A 2013 Martin D-41. In fine, fine, super-fine shape. One of the best sounding modern Martins I've played in a long time. This guitar has tremendous depth, response, and woodiness of tone. It has the lush bass that you'd expect from a fine Martin dreadnought but without the muddiness that I hear in some dreads. This one has great clarity and punch in the lower registers, strong mids, and open and clear trebles. It's a remarkably balanced guitar and inspiring to play. The headroom is incredible when strummed hard and when played with a light touch, it actually roars. I can feel the back and sides vibrate all over as if the guitar is alive. The fit and finish is above reproach. The neck is straight and true with a great feel. The stings are well intonated. The action is low and easy to fret without any buzz. It stands up against any of the boutique guitars we've got in stock but I guess Martin was the original boutique guitar builder, so that makes sense. It's a fine instrument that will bring many years of enjoyment to you, and maybe your children, who knows? Comes with hard case.Learn More
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Hey, I love my job. I get to look at cool guitars, play them, touch them, then write about them...and don't tell anybody, I get paid for this. HOW ABOUT THAT? Here we have a new Eastman T64V AMB. This guitar is modeled after the Gibson ES-330 and Epiphone Casino from the late fifties and sixties. It is a thin line, hollow body, with two P-90 style pickups, and a Bigsby vibrato. How cool is that? A Bigsby!! It has an aged varnish, Amber finish. Just an amazing guitar. If you are into The Beatles, early Stones, Slim Harpo, Howling Wolf, you'll like this. They all played models similar to this. It's my favorite new guitar in the store right now.Learn More
Regular Price: $2,990.00
Special Price $2,095.00
Wood, that's the heart and soul of a guitar. You got to have the right wood. Take this new limited edition Suhr Modern Satin Pro HSH. It's made of African Okoume. How's that for a name? Also known as African Mahogany. It's a lovely wood, lightweight, and has some great tonal characteristics. It's reminiscent of mahogany...to my ears it's tonally very similar to Korina. It has a thin, satin finish that allows the guitar to resonate to its fullest potential. This is a guitar for serious folks...folks that want clean, articulate tone when called for. Of course, you have to be able to play clean and articulately, but if you're looking at this guitar, you've already got that part down. It weighs 6 lbs, 6 oz. From the heaviest of rock to the most mellow of jazz, this covers all the bases. Comes with deluxe Suhr gig bag.Learn More
I love double neck guitars, I just LOVE them. Maybe it's the idea of two-for-one. I so love a bargain. We have a 1980's Carvin Double Neck guitar made right here in the USA. This one has all the bells and whistles. It is, as they say in the car business, fully-loaded. There's one twelve-string neck, and one six-string neck. The body is absolutely gorgeous quilted maple. It is REALLY striking. When you show this guitar to your friends, they will say, "My, isn't that striking!" It has four pickups, all Carvin M 22 humbuckers. It has Ebony fingerboards with block inlays. The six-string has an original Kahler tremelo with locking nut. You can get every combination of pickups, necks, in and out of phase, whatever your heart desires. Frank Zappa used a lot of Carvin gear both live and in the studio. They are very high quality instruments. This guitar is clean as a pin, it's super nice. It plays great, the action is fine on both necks. The frets are fine, everything works like it is supposed to. It's the top of the line for Carvin. It doesn't get any better than this. Comes with original hard case.Learn More
Regular Price: $2,395.00
Special Price $1,549.00
A double-cutaway semi-hollow built for performance, the Excel DC is a modern classic. With deep, comfortable cutaways, a 16-inch-wide body, and a slim C-shape neck profile, the DC's playability is remarkable. Its warm Kent Armstrong humbuckers offer pristine clean tones, and its full center block fights off feedback at high volumes. The DC boasts an impressive tonal range, from enveloping low-end to crisp high-end.Learn More
Who has not seen the Andy Griffin show? If you raised your hand, go watch them all right now, then we'll talk. You back? Excellent. Remember Andy playing a Martin D-18 without a pickguard? Well, here's the story on that: Andy was doing the great movie, "A Face In The Crowd", and they needed a fancy guitar for the movie, so the prop man bought a new D-18 (this was the 50's), painted it black, put rhinestones all over it, and had "Lonesome Rhodes" painted on the front. After filming, Andy stole the guitar...well, he borrowed it. He took it home, took all the finish off, and re-finished it in natural. He later took the guitar to New York, where John D'Angelico refinished it professionally for him. Andy liked the way it looked without the pickguard, so he kept it that way. Pretty cool, right? The guitar we have is quite reminiscent of Andy's guitar. We have a 1967 Martin D-18 that was special ordered without a pickguard. It came from the factory like that. A rare special order. Perhaps the original owner was an Andy fan. It's in very good condition, showing some playing wear. There is a small area on the upper bout where it looks like the guitar was bumped. The neckset is marginal; it's playable as-is, but would benefit greatly from a neckset. The frets are playable, but again, it would benefit from a refret. It is really a great sounding guitar. It has the vintage Martin D-18 tone...one of the most universally applicable and infinitely versatile tones. It is one of the coolest 60's Martin D 18 models I've seen in a long time. Comes with non original hard case.Learn More
How about the Martin guitar company? They may be the ultimate American success story. A company founded by immigrants that has become the iconic American guitar manufacturer success story. Martin did not forget their roots. When our country reached its Bicentennial in 1976, Martin introduced this guitar to honor the country that has given them so much. Very cool in my opinion. The Martin D-76 was a limited run of 1976 guitars. The ebony fingerboard has 13 stars to acknowledge the original 13 states. It has a three piece Indian rosewood back, Bicentennial Eagle on the headstock, and herringbone trim around the soundhole. As a special bonus this guitar was sold with a transferable warranty. How cool is that? The D-76 is the only model that we know of that Martin has offered a transferable warranty. This one is clean and nice. There is some light wear, but overall it looks fine. No cracks or problems. The action is great, and it plays fantastically. It sounds wonderful. The frets are in near-perfect condition...it's ready to go.
One VERY interesting detail that sets this guitar apart from other D-76's is the gold tuners. It's the only D-76 we've ever seen with gold hardware, and according to the previous owner, the possibility that Elvis Presley special ordered it would explain the tuners. How could Elvis, the King Of Rock And Roll, not get a guitar without gold?
Here's the guitar's history from the previous owner:
"I purchased this D-76, new, from Berl Olswanger Music Inc. in Memphis, Tennessee in 1976. Martin honored the American Bicentennial, by creating This Special commemorative model D-76 Dreadnought. There were only 1976 made. What sets this guitar apart from other D-76 guitars is the story that was relayed to me by their salesman, Jim (I can't remember his last name). On the sales receipt he only signed his first name, and in the box "Sold by" he initialed "JEC". Both he and the music store are now deceased, so there is no way to verify this story. However, I had a long standing dealer/customer relationship with Jim and found him to be quite honest, so I have no reason to doubt his story. Allegedly, this guitar was ordered for Elvis in early 1976. It was lost in shipment for almost a year, so they reordered another one for Elvis, and delivered it to him just days before his death, in August of 1977.Learn More
Sometime in 1979 this D-76 was found in the shippers warehouse and delivered to Berl Olswanger Music.
When I first heard of the D-76 guitars I had tried in vain, to get Jim to order one for me. He indicated that had already ordered one for Elvis, and they were only allotted one D-76 per dealership.
On one of my later visits to the store, Jim told me this story of how they wound up with an extra D-76, but said he thought he might keep it for himself. In December of 1980, Jim called and asked if I was still interested in adding it to my collection. He said it was still in the store, had not been out of its case more than a couple of times, and had never been registered, so I would be registered as the original owner. Naturally, I said yes.
However, $1,976.00 was a lot of money in those days, so it took about a year to get it out of Lay-A-Way. The transferable warranty certificate, registered in 1982, shows me as the original owner."