It's so amazing to see the craftsmanship of the early Gibson instruments. It is a meld of old world workmanship, with post-industrial manufacturing. For one brief shining moment, it was perfect. The F-2 was almost the top of the line for Gibson mandolins. It really is a work of art. So cool to look at, yet a highly functional instrument that sounds fantastic. This was built in the mid twenties. I can't be more specific because the label is missing the serial number. It does conform to standard Gibson catalog specification from the twenties. It has been over sprayed with a clear finish. There is a repair at the scroll on the headstock and repaired separation where the back meets the neck, both are nice, clean repairs. The action is perfect. It plays great and sounds amazing. The pickguard has a small area of deterioration. It is stable. This is a fine instrument, a great investment, and a great player. Comes with original hardshell case.Learn More
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having all the fun, getting to plug into a dizzying array of cool pedals, and playing at loud volumes without any feedback? Well, have we got the solution for you! Now you will be able to blow him/her off the stage with this fine Nechville Meteor Electric banjo. Made in 2000, it sports a few very cool and rare options: the tunneled 5th string, and Brazilian Rosewood top and fingerboard. The Brazilian Rosewood top is a beautiful piece that is highly valued. The dual pickup electric Meteor was developed in conjunction with Bela Fleck, and the guys from Nechville confirmed this one uses an earlier type of guitar truss rod that is similar to Bela's personal Meteor.
Both a powerful, active EMG magnetic pickup, and a balanced Piezo pickup are employed and separately controlled on the Meteor. Two separate volume knobs and one overall tone knob (sturdy black metal) are positioned conveniently on the top. The head pickup is a specially made Piezo element that is designed to accurately reproduce its high quality banjo sound. Electronics inside the Meteor process and match both pickups' impedance while balancing their output. A single quarter inch jack carrying a blended signal appears in the side of the instrument below the tailpiece. Feedback is a thing of the past: you can play this through a Marshall stack if you want. It shows some very light cosmetic wear, one small finish crack on the top, but the overall condition is excellent. It sounds great, and will open up new vistas of tone. It's a really cool instrument. Comes with the original case.
One of the distinctive traits of maple as a tonewood is its sonic transparency, which makes it wonderfully player-reflective. On this maple/spruce 614ce, a torrefied (specially roasted) Sitka spruce top and our tone-enhancing V-Class bracing take that natural versatility to a whole new level. Whatever the player brings to the guitar comes through—it can be played to sound warm or bright. The roasting process for the top elicits a more played-in tone, and together with the V-Class bracing gives the player a more expressive tool in the form of increased dynamic range, greater projection, longer sustaining notes, and more harmonic agreement with chords up the entire fretboard. The 614ce also stands out as one of the most touch-sensitive models in the entire Taylor acoustic line. Whether you play fingerstyle arrangements or strum in alternate tunings, whatever your preferred musical style, this guitar pays musical dividends on what you put into it. Aesthetic touches include a hand-rubbed Brown Sugar stain that highlights the rich figure of the maple back and sides, along with ebony binding, a paua abalone rosette trimmed with ebony and ivoroid, and our Wings fretboard and peghead inlays in grained ivoroid. The guitar ships with ES2 electronics in a deluxe hardshell case.Learn More
Regular Price: $5,400.00
Special Price $4,860.00
I met Bill Collings in the 80's at an Austin Guitar Show. He was a great guy that loved instruments. He built some of the finest instruments I'd ever seen. I was in the vintage business at that time, and had played Loar F-5's and such. I could not believe how his mandolins held up against those. It changed my whole view on new versus old. We have a good one for you fine folks, a Collings MF Mandolin. This instrument is gorgeous with an upgraded glossed top and ivoroid top binding. The gloss top enhances the sunburst finish and the ivoroid dining really pops against the burst. It has a classic, elegant look. This one is a keeper, you are going to love it. Comes with hard case.Learn More
Regular Price: $999.00
Special Price $799.00
F-Style F-Hole Octave Mandolin with satin finish, solid carved spruce top, and solid maple back and sides.
A beautiful F-Style mandola, this Eastman MDA315 features a rich classic brown finish. It has a solid spruce top with f-holes and solid maple back and sides to offer rich mandola sound with plenty of projection.Learn More
It's hard not to love Hawaiian music. Sol Hoopi was the absolute king of the lap steel, and played a pretty mean uke as well. The ukulele is such a vital component of great Hawaiian music. They were serious instruments for serious players. Here we have a 1950's Martin T1 Tenor Ukulele. No serial number. It is all mahogany with tortoise-celluloid binding. 1:1 friction pegs. C.F. Martin logo on the headstock. The neck measures 1-5/16" at the nut and has a 17" scale. In excellent condition, showing only minor cosmetic wear. It sounds great, as only a vintage Martin uke can. It is very collectible, and very cool. The Brazilian fingerboard and bridge are highly figured. No repairs and no issues. It is all original and ready to go. It comes with the original soft case, with an original Martin string price list, and some original Martin strings.Learn More
-Back in January 2003 at the Winter NAMM show Martin announced a new limited edition, co-designed by Jimmy Buffett, having an all mahogany body and neck. This would be an Auditorium – being a 000 body whose neck meets the body at 12th fret. It was built with scalloped hybrid bracing, and cosmetic features included tortoise color celluloid body binding and end-graft. It has alternating crème and black "rope style" purfling around top, blue Paua shell soundhole rosette ring, with narrow black/white/black purfling. It has a rectangular ebony bridge, tortoise shell color teardrop pickguard, black/white purfling around the sides & back. We greatly appreciate the comfortable neck width of 1 13/16th" and we presume that Mr. Buffet does as well. This has a low profile neck, ebony fretboard, a 25.4" "long" scale. The black ebony board is inlaid with 4 small dotmarker inlays, and sports a ship's wheel at the 5th fret. Mr. Buffett's facsimile signature is inlaid at the 20th (or last) fret. We love this part – on the polished black ebony headplate there is an inlaid shiny golden porthole through which one can view a breezy palm tree on an island, in a turquoise blue sea. Said porthole has 8 black holes around its perimeter which must have symbolic meaning of some kind. The nut and saddle are carved from bone. The string spacing at the bridge, with its compensated saddle, is 2 5/16". It features gold butterbean open-gear; it is housed in a special light brown Geib style case, which shows just a few white scuffs on its surface. While there is no headstock logo, the “C F Martin & Co., Nazareth, PA” stamp appears on back of headstock. The interior label is sequentially numbered with total (total of 168 were built – this one is Individual No. 68) and said label was signed by Mr. Buffett and C.F. Martin IV.Learn More
Martin offered up this gorgeous and very limited Jimmy Buffet Polywog guitar in 2003. It has a fantastic feel, and is as legendary as the artist who inspired it. This guitar is a master crafted guitar, and sounds incredible. Gigantic rich and vibrant tones pour forth with each strum. Very well taken care of. It was owned by a collector who kept it in the case safe and sound. Just maybe some micro swirling. Near MINT! No breaks, cracks, or repairs. See pics. All original. Original Martin deluxe hard Case. Fantastic Tone and plays great!Learn More
We are offering a 2005 Beardsell 2GW guitar. This is fantastic sounding guitar with a unique guitar design that would be well suited for Gypsy Jazz. This is a visually stunning instrument with several unique features, most notably the soundholes in the side. The bracing is double X, on top and bottom. The workmanship is just impeccable. Beardsell is the on the cutting edge of guitar building. There is some very light pick wear, nothing major. It's ready to play. The finish is very lightly applied, in order to enhance the sound...and this guitar is extremely resonant and loud. Everything about this guitar is thoroughly thought out and and well executed. It is the ultimate Gypsy Jazz guitar. Comes with original hard case.Learn More
This luxurious rosewood/spruce acoustic-electric Grand Auditorium reaches new levels of performance thanks to Taylor's patented V-Class bracing. By coaxing a more orderly response from the top, this game-changing bracing design allows the 814ce DLX to produce more powerful notes everywhere on the fretboard, along with stronger projection, longer sustain, and improved intonation, creating a more musical and expressive playing experience for guitarists. The classic pairing of Indian rosewood and Sitka spruce sparkles with new intensity thanks to the new internal bracing architecture, bringing out more of rosewood’s naturally warm overtones and producing clear, bell-like highs. Premium details include a radius-style rosewood armrest and Gotoh 510 tuners that feature a precise 21:1 gear ratio, delivering an ultra-smooth playing experience. And with deluxe features like maple binding, mother-of-pearl Element fretboard and peghead inlays, a smoky ebony fretboard, rosewood top trim, and maple fretboard/peghead purfling lines, it's easy to see why the 814ce DLX is one of Taylor's most appealing rosewood models.Learn More
This Prototype Taylor Grand Auditorium Blackwood/Lutz has a great combination of tonewoods that really shines in this Grand Auditorium body style. Featuring a Sitka Spruce top, paired with Tasmanian Blackwood back and sides, this Grand Auditorium delivers plenty of volume with the dread-sized lower half, while the smaller waist but with a bold, focused twist. Loaded with the new Taylor Expression System 2, so you're ready to play out or kick off that home recording project. Every collector wants a guitar with a cool story. What could be better than to own a prototype with cool specs that are slightly different from any other current Grand Auditorium?Learn More
If you're a Taylor afficionado, you owe to yourself to stop by and try it!
Here's an impressive 12-string guitar, this limited edition 358E features a Grand Orchestra size body with a Lutz spruce top and Tasmanian blackwood back and sides. The honey sunburst top is complemented by faux tortoise shell binding and a 3-ring faux tortoise shell. This stunning acoustic guitar is equipped with Expression System 2 electronics.
- Grand Orchestra body
- Tasmanian Blackwood back and sides
- Lutz spruce top
- Performance bracing
- Faux tortoise shell binding
- 3-ring faux tortoise shell rosette
- Italian acrylic Gothic Diamonds fretboard inlay
- All-satin body w/ honey sunburst top and shaded edgeburst back, sides, & neck
- Nickel tuners
- ES2 electronics
- Hardshell case included