This 200 Series Grand Auditorium combines the seamless feel of a slender neck and comfortable body curves with the aesthetic and musical sparkle of Hawaiian koa. Made with back and sides of layered koa and topped with solid Sitka spruce, the 214ce-K SB serves up a pleasing mix of top-end clarity and low-range warmth for a vibrant, expressive tone. A delicate balance of power and soft-touch responsiveness will impress players looking for an adaptable guitar that performs across styles and genres, making it an ideal choice for live performance, recording and songwriting sessions. This model comes detailed with an alluring matte sunburst finish that wraps around the top, back and sides, along with 4mm dot fretboard inlays, a Venetian cutaway, crisp white binding, a three-ring rosette and faux tortoiseshell pickguard. It ships with ES2 electronics in a lightweight, padded gig bag.Learn More
With a solid Sitka spruce top and layered Indian rosewood back and sides, this Grand Auditorium guitar delivers a rich, nuanced tone profile punctuated by high-end sparkle and midrange punch. The patented Taylor neck and Venetian cutaway provide a comfortable playing experience across a broad range of musical styles, and with an Expression System 2 pickup and preamp highlighting the quality and depth of the guitar’s natural sound, the 214ce DLX is ready to perform in any environment. It’s appointed with white binding, Italian acrylic Small Diamond inlays, and a full-gloss body, and ships in a deluxe hardshell case.Learn More
Here's a stunning Froggy Bottom H-12 Deluxe. The guitar was shipped on Oct. 12, 2015. It features AAAA Madagascar Rosewood back and sides with an Adirondack Spruce top. All the specs are normal with the only option added being Koa body binding. Retail price at time of sale was $13,410. This H-12 shows almost no signs of play and there are no flaws of any significance. The frets are perfect and show no wear. It comes in a Main Stage hardshell case, vey similar to a Calton case, but not quite as heavy. I've seen "new" guitars that show more wear than this instrument.Learn More
The H12 is the most popular Froggy Bottom model and it's easy to feel and hear why. This guitar has spectacular tonal balance and would be an excellent choice for fingerstyle. Strum this guitar and you get a big, lush tone that is seemingly unique to Froggy acoustics. The narrow waist and slightly shorter scale means it feels and plays like a smaller guitar, but at the same time sounds bigger than it is. The playability is superb with 12th fret string heights of .090" at the bass side and .070" at the treble side. This guitar is extremely responsive to your level of play so it lets you be expressive, whether using flat pick or fingers.
Get yourself a guitar for a lifetime with this Froggy H-12. You will be very glad you did!
First year production 1961 Gibson Johnny Smith model arch top. Introduced in 1961, the Gibson Johnny Smith Model represented the pinnacle of Smith's design creativity. It is an instrument that married classic body styling with unprecedented technical innovation. Six decades later, it's hard to envision a time when the only floating pickups available were the DeArmond or the McCarty pickguard pickup. The Johnny Smith debuted the world's first floating humbucking pickup, now the industry standard. Taking inspiration from the past as well as the future, Smith resurrected the classic X-braced top, a design used by Gibson in the 1930's. With it's increased sustain and warm, throaty tone, the X-brace has become favored as well among contemporary archtop builders from Benedetto and on. When you hear this guitar you will know why...it sounds amazing! Only 198 Johnny Smith model guitars were shipped between 1961 and 1965.Learn More
The electronics have been gone over, cleaned, and all is working perfectly. The pot shield is completely intact. The 1/8" input jack has been replaced. The frets have just been expertly replaced and a polished bone nut has been installed. It has been professionally set up, it plays and sounds so incredibly well. It comes with the original frets and bone nut, guitar cable, and original deluxe arched black Gibson hardshell case, with gold plush lining.
Here's a Mirabella Oval Hole archtop. Build date 3-2-2015. A strikingly beautiful modern arch top with blue sunburst finish, oval soundhole, wood pickguard, and some truely unique trapdoor side-sound-holes. Cris Mirabella is considered one of the premier Archtop builders of the new generation of luthiers. He is also credited with being the top restorer of D'Angelico, D'Aquisto, and golden era Archtop Gibson instruments. The guy really knows his stuff. Mirabella Guitars continues the New York Tradition and style of building. However, this does not stop Mirabella from incorporating his own innovative ideas and designs to his instruments.Learn More
This Oval Hole was ordered with trapdoor side sound holes. It also features custom appointed interior construction, Deluxe accented tailpiece, pickguard and bridge. The top is Italian spruce and the back, sides and neck are European flamed maple. Binding is ebony and northern maple with "The Tree" mahogany appointments from the legendary mahogany tree. Neck scale length is 25.375. Body is 17" wide. Finish is Nitrocellulose lacquer.
The result is an instrument unique in playability, tonal response, and aesthetics. Warm, throaty tone. Beautiful sustain. Fantastic projection. Lovingly maintained since purchase, this handsome guitar is in mint condition. It shows no cracks or repairs, and the blue sunburst finish is without pick, buckle, thumb or fingerboard wear. Comes with the Original Cedar Creek hard-shell case.
If ordered brand-new today, An Oval Hole model with the side trapdoors added and deluxe appointments like this will cost $25,000.00 and be a two year wait.
Cris Mirabella sent us a few photos of the guitar when first delivered and first featured at the Woodstock Invitational Guitar Show.
Here's a link to Mirabella's Instagram page from the Woodstock Luthier Showcase with the guitar: https://www.instagram.com/p/Ba0QkMXg-jv/?igshid=1q7gfxn29ve24
The OO is a guitar shape that was first designed around the time of the Civil War. Its dimensions are similar to a typical classical guitar, with a slotted headstock and small pyramid bridge. The comfortable size and timeless appearance of the Collings 00 is matched by the ease of playing a wide neck and shorter string scale affords. The tone is typically balanced and precise, and is suited for a wide range of playing styles from simple vocal accompaniment to ragtime solos. When you want the durability of a modern guitar but one that appears rooted in an earlier, simpler time, the 00 is a versatile choice.Learn More
Here's a beautiful, pre-owned 2015 Taylor 612ce Grand Concert acoustic/electric in Brown Sugar Stain. It's in mint condition and could easily pass for brand new. No dings, nicks, or scuffs. The frets are in perfect condition and show no wear. With this 2015 model, Taylor has updated the Sitka Spruce Top by using torrefaction, a roasting process that offers better resonance and responsiveness and provides a slightly darker, Cedar-like complexion. A new customized bracing scheme utilizing Adirondack Spruce brings out some new dimensions which produce enhanced warmth, balance, and sustain, while the Maple-specific bracing profile for the backs enhance responsiveness. Cosmetically, this 612 offers a special hand-rubbed Brown Sugar stain on the back and sides, giving it a rich, vintage look without adding extra thickness to the finish. The Abalone rosette is edged with Ebony, and is beautifully complemented by an exclusive Striped Ebony pickguard. Another great feature is the use of protein glues for the bracing and bridge, which optimizes the sound transfer between powertrain components. Includes the original hardshell case.Learn More
Here's a beautiful short scale 2016 Taylor 712ce acoustic/electric in Western Sunburst finish. In mint condition. It could easily pass for brand new. No dings, nicks, or scuffs. The frets are in perfect condition and show no wear. The Western Sunburst top and wood-rich detailing give this lively cutaway Grand Concert loads of rootsy aesthetic character. The rosewood/Lutz spruce wood pairing yields a pleasing blend of sonic detail and dynamic range. The lap-friendly Grand Concert body is exceptionally responsive and curbs the overtones. Together with the hand-friendly 24-7/8-inch scale length, this makes a great guitar for fingerstyle players and anyone craving a physically comfortable playing experience. The appointments evoke an Americana vibe, featuring Hawaiian koa binding, a herringbone-style rosette of Douglas fir with maple/black accents, bias-cut Douglas fir top trim, and a "weathered brown" pickguard design. The guitar also comes equipped with Taylor's onboard ES2 acoustic electronics for a natural amplified acoustic sound. Spruce and rosewood are extremely versatile tonewoods that pair together perfectly. One can fingerpick it, strum it and flatpick this guitar.Learn More
Includes the original hardshell case.
Built with solid ovangkol back and sides and a black, solid spruce top, the Grand Pacific AD17e asserts itself with a bold throwback aesthetic that complements its vintage-inspired tone. Ovangkol brings warmth and pleasing midrange focus, which, in concert with our V-Class bracing architecture, delivers a stunning tonal blend of power, sustain and musicality. Chamfered body edges and the trademark comfort of the Taylor neck make this Grand Pacific dreadnought a dream to play, offering guitarists of all styles and musical needs a versatile solid-wood option at a more accessible price. Simple appointments highlight this model’s musical focus, featuring a black top treatment with a black pickguard, single-ring rosette, 4mm dot fretboard inlays, and an ultra-thin matte finish. It comes with built-in ES2 electronics and ships in a light yet strong AeroCase.Learn More
Torrefied Adirondack Spruce TopLearn More
Mahogany back & sides
Pre-war scalloped bracing
High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
1 11/16" Nut Width
Ebony fingerboard and bridge
Ebony peghead overlay
Inlaid Collings Logo
Inlaid dot fingerboard markers
Fully adjustable truss rod
Bone nut and drop-in saddle
Ebony bridge pins and end pin
Nickel Waverly tuners
Every year, Takamine showcases their exquisite craftsmanship with their highly anticipated limited-edition LTD model. The 2020 Limited Edition LTD2020 "Peace" guitar ushers in the decade with a wonderful message of peace. This concert-sized guitar has an intricate olive branch and dove motif inlaid into the fingerboard using multi-colored stone and shell. The spruce top is stained a lovely Green Tea color that is unique and organic. The back and sides are select ovangkol with striking grain. Utilizing Takamine's CT4DX preamp, two pickup systems can be blended in peaceful harmony - the LTD2020 Peace includes Takamine's Palathetic pickup, and is able to accept an additional sound-board transducer. The concert size is a very warm and focused sound that has easy dynamics and great balance. This beautiful guitar is, like all of the annual LTDs, an exceptional value and a beauty to play!Learn More
This Grand Pacific dreadnought was forged from Taylor creativity during times of unprecedented global challenges in 2020. Solid ovangkol back and sides bring much of the sparkle and low-end presence you would expect from rosewood, plus a leveled-up midrange for a truly balanced sound up and down the neck. With a solid spruce top, the Grand Pacific body shape produces warm, seasoned acoustic tone reminiscent of vintage acoustic recordings. V-Class bracing adds its tone-enhancing magic to the mix, producing louder notes and chords that sustain and bloom with impeccable intonation. Together, the tonewood pairing, body shape, and interior bracing add up to a versatile workhorse, capable of filling a room with rich cowboy chords or soft fingerpicked melodies. Aesthetically, the AD17e is detailed with minimal appointments to preserve its classic character. Chamfered body edges, stained spruce edge trim, a three-ring rosette in Hawaiian koa, and a faux tortoiseshell pickguard add to the refined visuals, with an Urban Sienna stain for the back and sides and a thin 2-mil matte finish optimizing the guitar’s lively acoustic response. It ships with built-in ES2 electronics in a Taylor AeroCase.Learn More