I first met Bill Collings in the 1980's while at the Austin Guitar Show. He was a great guy with an obvious love of vintage instruments. He built some of the finest instruments I've 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 second hand Collings MF Mandolin. This instrument is gorgeous, with a glossy honey amber finish on the top, and satin finish on the back and sides. The upgraded Ivoroid body binding is a really nice touch that really goes well with the finish; much classier looking than the standard tortoise shell. The fingerboard is ebony and the bound pickguard is ebony. It's close to mint condition, showing only the slightest hints of being payed. The only thing notable about the condition is a dark spot on the back of the instrument near the base of the neck and scroll, where it has some discoloration caused by the stand it sat in. This of course is purely cosmetic and doesn't change the sound or stability of the instrument. The frets are perfect. The tone is amazing. With a fully carved Adirondack spruce top and maple back and sides, the MF is built with the same quality construction as Collings' fully-appointed models. This instrument produces the rich, woody tone that one would expect from a professional quality mandolin, at an affordable price. I love the amber finish; it gives it a very elegant look. This one is a keeper. You are going to love it. Comes with original TKL hard case.
Upgrade's on this model include: Gloss finish top, Ivoroid body binding, and bound ebony pickguard.
New retail price for this mandolin with its upgrades is now $5550 with a street discount price of $4995. Grab this one for way less.Learn More
You like big necks? You like wide necks? You like 12-fret, slot-head dreadnoughts? Step right in, you've come to the right place. We have a 2011 Larrivee SD 60, This is one fine guitar. 12-fret, slot-head, dreadnought with herringbone inlay. It shows very light playing; condition is a strong excellent plus. The neck is 1 7/8" at the nut, making this a fine finger picking guitar. It has a Sitka spruce top, rosewood back and sides, with pyramid bridge. There is no fret wear. The electronics work fine. It's a great guitar with awesome tone. Comes with original case.Learn More
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Incredible example of a Custom Bourgeois OM. Featuring a European Spruce top, and goregous Brazilian Rosewood back/sides. Excellent condition, with only some very fine playing wear; mostly below the soundhole. Neck is straight and true. Frets show no signs of wear at all. Plays perfectly. Comes with original deluxe hardshell case.Learn More
Spectacular sounding Bourgeois Country Boy OM with Adirondack Spruce top, and Mahogany back/sides. Excellent condition, with only some very fine wear on the pickguard area. Neck is straight and true. Frets show no signs of wear at all. Plays wonderfully. Comes with original deluxe hardshell case.Learn More
This is a stunning Goodall Rosewood Concert Jumbo, with an amazing Bear-claw Sitka Spruce Top. Gorgeous, deep, piano-like tone in guitar-form. Plays spectacularly. Neck is straight and true. Frets show almost no wear. Excellent condition. Some light playing wear/surface polish scratches. Mostly things you would have to get up really close to notice. It would cost $6500 to rebuild this guitar today. A true stunner.Learn More
This Gibson Songwriter Deluxe Studio sounds as beautiful as it looks! Made in 2013. It is in excellent condition, showing only minimal cometic wear. The neck is straight and true. The neck has been Plek'd for consistency in playability and feel with action that is low and fast. The rosewood back and sides provide a beautiful low-end balance as well as great projection and sustain. The all-mahogany neck and rosewood fingerboard further add to the rich, balanced tone. Adding further aesthetic appeal, the neck features mother-of-pearl parallelogram inlays. This really is an all around great guitar, perfect for the stage or studio.Learn More
Regular Price: $2,995.00
Special Price $2,395.00
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I love, love, love a 12 string guitar. There are so many great 12 string songs. "Walk Right In" by the Rooftop Singers immediately comes to mind, as does Leadbelly, The Byrds, Leo Kottke, early Stones, and so on. This is an all Koa guitar with a cutaway, and pickup system. Built in 2004, this guitar precedes Taylor's BTO program, and was custom built for a local artist. You hardly ever see an all Koa Taylor 12-string. In fact, this is only the second one I've ever seen in the past 20 years. The koa wood is gorgeous, it is absolutely lovely. Tortoise shell body and neck binding. Expression system electronics. The guitar is in good condition, shows some slight overall play wear. It sounds amazing, like a great grand piano. Sublime really (I know that sounds over the top but sometimes I just can't help myself) The frets are fine, showing some slight wear but with lots of life in them. Everything is good and ready to go. You'll love this guitar, I know I do. Comes with original hard case.Learn More
Regular Price: $4,700.00
Special Price $3,750.00
How about that model number? Is that cool or what? All you need to know about this fine guitar is within in this rather cryptic number. A special number for a special guitar. It is a 35th Anniversery, Grand Symphony, with Walnut back & sides. This is a fine, fine, super-fine guitar. The walnut back is absolutely spectacular. We've never seen walnut that looks better then this...it's absolutely jaw dropping. One of a limited edition of only 35 guitars. It has a sharp, Florentine cutaway, the best Gotoh 510 tuners, ebony fingerboard with 35 inlaid at the 12th fret, and a walnut backstrap overlay on the back of the headstock. The edge bevel on the bass side of this guitar's lower bout is gorgeous; inspired in part by the work of renowned luthier Grit Laskin.
This is what Taylor has to say about it: "This Taylor guitar showcases walnut wood for the back and sides, offering warm, deep tone, balanced projection, and clarity, in a stunningly complex appearance. The wood set was specially selected for its unique aesthetic qualities, making for an extremely limited run. The Taylor XXXV-GS-W acoustic-electric guitar also features a Sitka spruce top with Taylor's tone-enhancing CV bracing, an abalone rosette, Gotoh tuners, a bone nut and saddle, and the Expression System pickup. The Taylor guitar includes an ebony armrest, ebony binding, and a Florentine cutaway".Learn More
Who has not seen the Andy Griffith 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
This is a cool and rare guitar. It's a monster. We have a 1998 Gibson Custom Shop Advanced Jumbo Brazilian. That's right, Brazilian Rosewood. How cool is that? This guitar looks and sounds unbelievable. It plays great: the action is nice, low, and easy. It's great for finger picking AND strumming. Everything you'd want out of a Gibson acoustic. Jackson Browne has one of these, along with his 30's Advanced Jumbos. It has been re-fretted and PLEK'd, and the bridge has been reglued; no other repairs. There is light wear, nicks, dings, and scratches - nothing major. The finish has sunken into the grain in places on the back: typical of lacquer finishes on Brazilian rosewood. Still overall the condition is excellent. The sunburst finish looks so authentic; as does the pickguard, which is the old-style striped kind. The neck is wide and big, and feels great. It's got a 1 7/8" nut width. It has open back Grover tuners as well. Gibson will not be making any more Brazilian Rosewood guitars, and this one is priced right. Comes with hard shell case.Learn More
So, I'm researching this guitar, and I find out it is a 1950 model. I started telling everybody, "Man, this is an old guitar, 1950!" Everybody at the shop says, "That IS old!" Then I realize, I was born in 1951. So from now on I'm not saying anything about a guitar being old. We are offering a Gibson L-4 made in 1950. The back of the neck has been refinished. There was a crack in the headstock on the low E string side that was repaired, pro job. The body finish is original. The tailpiece has been changed. It is the same style as the original. The bridge thumb wheels have been changed, but the bridge is original. It is missing the pickguard. The tuners are repro Kluson style. There is a plugged jack-hole on the lower bout. There is a fair amount of pick wear on the top. It was well-used and well-loved. It plays fine, sounds great, and looks very cool. The frets have been professionally refretted and are in near perfect shape. The action is great; comfortable and fast. It is a very cool, vintage guitar. Great for jazz, blues, or whatever. Comes with a hardshell case that's not in great shape, but will be fine to store it and ship it in. This is a real vintage Gibson, one of their mid line models for $2000, which is a great deal.Learn More
You know, in his day Bobby Henshaw was the Eddie Van Halen of the ukulele. He was a king, a monster player. Unfortunately for Bobby, the pitfalls of being King Of The Uke proved to be too tempting. Wine, whiskey and women got him in the end, but his legend burns brightly. Okay, okay, I made all that up. I'm sure Bobby was a decent man that loved his mother, and paid his bills on time. Here we have a really cool, Bobby Henshaw baritone ukulele. It dates from the 1950's. It says "Bobby Henshaw, Sorkin" on the headstock. USA made. I believe it was made by the Harmony Company in Chicago. It shows some wear. There is a hairline crack on the back. It's a minor crack, and appears to be stable. It sounds great, plays great, and looks really good. Comes with a super nice tweed, hard shell case.Learn More