Okay, admit it, you've longed to play banjo in a bluegrass band, but you don't actually play banjo. You already play guitar but don't have the time or patience to spend practicing banjo. Well, fear not, we can hook you up! We have a recent Deering Phoenix 6 string electric guitar banjo. In mint condition. It has six strings, tune like a standard guitar, you play it like a guitar. Taylor Swift and Keith Urban use these in concerts and recordings. This is previously owned, but shows no wear, it's super clean and nice. It sounds great and it really is a lot of fun. Here is some specs for you: The Phoenix 6 String banjo has a beautiful organic tone that results in warm and well-rounded full notes. When amplified, these characteristics are enhanced by a combination of brilliant highs via the piezo pickup and warm mid range from the Kavanjo.Learn More
As well as a master volume control, players can dial in the tone even more with the addition of a blend control, the centre position of which is marked with a centre notch. This allows for a seemingly endless combination of Kavanjo and piezo mix, bringing out the best from both pick ups and truly enhancing the natural sound of the banjo itself.
Here's a great sounding Deering Rustic Wreath 5 string banjo with Kavanjo banjo head pickup system. In fantastic, near mint condition.
The Rustic Wreath is a stunning and affordable walnut stained maple banjo that honors the heritage of the instrument, while taking on a sleek, minimalist feel. In keeping with the tradition of some of the world’s most popular banjos, the Rustic Wreath retains aesthetic features of its older siblings, notably the inlay pattern from the Golden Wreath, the traditional prewar peghead shape, and iconic flange hole pattern. The tapered profile of the maple neck is also identical to that found on the other models from the Golden Series, giving a very comfortable playing experience. The Rustic Wreath also shares the same deep resonator as the other Golden Series banjos, allowing for greater bass frequencies to be produced.Learn More
These traditional features are paired with a beautifully understated satin finish over a dark walnut stain, and single white binding on the resonator. This makes for a sleek take on an iconic looking instrument.
Tonally, the Rustic Wreath has a beautiful, bright crack, thanks to its Deering 06 tone ring mounted to a 3-ply violin grade maple rim – a time tested combination that features on many best-selling Deering models, and loved by audiences around the world.
R. Taylor Guitars was a division of Taylor, the guitars were a step above the custom built Taylor models. Built in a different building from the rest of the Taylor production by a handful of Taylor's very best and most experienced luthier's. While still taking advantage of Taylor's vast resources and precision guitar components, these more experienced luthiers at R. Taylor worked in a small shop environment where they were able to spend more time on each individual guitar tweaking the bracings, if needed, instead of always leaving them exactly the way the CNC machines cut them like a production Taylor guitar.Learn More
Some of the major structural differences between an R. Taylor and regular Taylor is rather than using kerfing, R. Taylor used steamed and bent solid linings which involve more labor. This makes the sides far more rigid than traditional construction methods and translates into a lot more power than a similar shaped Taylor. The bridge plate is inset into the top giving it a lower interior profile and more sound transference to the top. The neck is a made out of one piece of mahogany while the standard Taylor uses a two piece neck heel and a headstock with a scarf joint.
In excellent, near mint condition. No dings, no nicks, only a tiny cloud of pick marks that are so slight you have to hold the guitar at just the right angle in just the right light to see. The frets are perfect. A Fishman Ellipse Blend pickup has been professionally installed. There are no issues with this guitar.
This guitar has opened up beautifully over the past 13 years. Warm, thick, and rich trebles from the gorgeous Old Growth Redwood top combined with tight, full, and focused bottom end response of the walnut back and sides make this R. Taylor a phenomenal fingerstyle guitar. Old growth Redwood like this is stronger than cedar giving you the best qualities of cedar but with much more dynamic range. It also gives it more power and projection with a higher volume ceiling, meaning this guitar responds beautifully to a flat pick. You can strum this very hard without the compression and top distortion you would get with a cedar top. Truly the best of both worlds and an incredible combination of woods that would suit any style of playing...This R. Taylor Style 2 features Old Growth Redwood Top, highly figured walnut Back and Sides, Tropical Mahogany Neck, Ebony Body and Neck Binding, 1-3/4" Nut Width, 25" Scale, '65 Top Radius, and an Ameritage Hardshell Case.
Taylor 356CE 12 string acoustic electric guitar. Made in the USA. Built in 2013. Taylor's 12 strings are well known for their ease of play and how well they stay in tune. This guitar has been upgraded with Gotoh 510 tuners: a $200+ upgrade. The Gotoh 510's offer a smoother feeling and more precise tuning than the standard Taylor tuners...a welcome improvement for a 12-string. Professional, all solid wood construction. The neck is straight and true. The action is perfect. In excellent condition. Frets look near-perfect, showing only the slightest hints of being played. Just some very minor pick wear on the pickguard and a couple of small, very slight dings in the top. The guitar has no structural issues. 12-string Grand Symphony sized with Venetian cutaway, solid Sitka spruce top, solid sapele back and sides, 3-ring soundhole rosette, mahogany neck with satin finish, ebony fretboard and bridge, pearl dot inlays, rosewood headstock overlay, black binding, Tusq nut, Micarta saddle, chrome tuners, 25-1/2" scale length, 1-7/8" nut width, satin finish with gloss top, Taylor Expression System pickup, hardshell case included. Street price for this is $1899. You can grab this one for a lot less!Learn More
2005 Collings MF5 V full gloss F style mandolin, with hand rubbed oil based varnish finish. Thinner than nitrocellulose lacquer, the varnish finish is more flexible and allows the wood to resonate more, significantly smoothing out the mids and highs while extending the low end considerably. The tonal qualities produced by the varnish finish are amazing, especially when compared side by side to a mandolin without it. This is Colling's fully appointed mandolin with carved Adirondack top, full Ivoroid binding, Pearl inlays, highly figured custom flamed Maple back and sides, and bound Ebony pickguard. Excellent condition, showing no fret wear. It was obviously very well taken care of by the original owner. It is absolutely beautiful, and the sound is phenomenal. This is a serious instrument for a serious player. Comes with original hardshell case.Learn More
C-Fox Sonoma series hand built all solid wood concert size guitar with cedar and Indian Rosewood. Charles Fox, founder of the American School of Lutherie, is one of the finest guitar builders in the world. He built guitars under the C Fox brand for a short period in the late 90's and early 2000's. Now he only builds custom guitars that are extremely expensive, and built in very small quantities. This guitar is no case-queen. It was owned, loved, and toured with by a pro musician and it shows. There are nicks, dings, scratches, finish checks, and a stable top crack (the guitar is priced accordingly). Why was this guitar picked up and bought by a pro? Because it sounds amazing. It's an incredibly responsive instrument. Well balanced in all registers. The bass response is big and punchy. Trebles sparkle and resonate for long periods. Midrange is projective and clear. It has huge punch and does not clip even with hard flatpicking. String clarity and separation are immediately noticed. The guitar is not as loud as a dreadnought but close. It has opened up beautifully and sounds very mature. Beautiful design, gorgeous woods, unique looks, and top self parts are combined in this guitar for an incredible instrument.Learn More
Twenty years ago Jean Larrivee found a log of Koa that he said yielded the finest, most highly figured Koa he had ever seen and would likely ever find again. Jean may be right, in the all the years we've been in business we've never seen any other Koa that comes close to the depth of figure and color that log produced. Larrivee made a batch of Koa guitars from that log for the 2000 NAMM show. Built at the end of 1999, this D10KK was one of the guitars shown at the 2000 NAMM Show. It is drop dead gorgeous. It's so figured that you'd think it was a 5A grade flamed maple stained to look like Koa because Koa just never looks like this. We bought this guitar and a handful of other Koa Larrivee guitars from that show. It was purchased from a local collector, and from the looks of it, it was hardly played. It's in near mint (9.5) condition. Aside from its amazing looks it also has amazing tone and sustain! The longer you let it sustain, the more overtones you hear, producing an incredible pallet of colors. This is a loud guitar with a BIG voice! Strum an open chord and you'll feel the neck resonate in the palm of your hand and the body of the guitar will rattle your upper torso. The sound just wants to jump across the room. Deep warm lows, sparkly highs. Punchy mid range. It's one of, if not the best sounding Koa guitar we've heard.
This is a rare instrument, and a great one. The Presentation idea goes back to the late 1800's when banjo and guitar manufacturers would make the best instruments they could to be displayed at World's Fairs, and other venues, to show the public the quality of their work. This is Larrivee is their finest.Learn More
The main features of the Taylor K24ce 12 Fret Ltd:Learn More
- Mint Condition
- Collector Owned
- Grand Auditorium
- Hawaiian Koa Body
- Mahogany Neck
- 24-7/8" scale length
- West African Ebony Fingerboard
- Nickel Hardware
- Expression System 2 Electronics
- Shaded Edgeburst Finish
1918, wow, that was a long time ago. The end of WWI, the United States Congress officially established time zones, God Bless America was written by Irving Berlin, and this mandolin was made. This mandolin has seen a lot of history. When we entered WWII, this mandolin was already 23 years old. We have a 1918 Gibson Style A Mandolin. We believe it was sent back to Gibson at some point and refinished. It has a new bridge to compensate for a slight sinking in the top. It is structurally fine, it won't cause any problems, and the original bridge is included with the mandolin. The top is black, the back and sides are brown. It shows some lacquer checking as to be expected. Overall, it is very clean. It sounds great, the action is fine, the frets are in good condition. It's a good one. Comes with non original case.Learn More
Hofner made some cool guitars back in the day. They still do, but I like the vibe of the old ones. This guitar is quite similar to one Brian Jones used in the studio with the Stones. We have a 1968 Hofner 489 Western Model. It is a slope shoulder dreadnought. Looks like a Gibson J-50. It has maple back and sides, a spruce top, adjustable bridge saddle, and micro tilt to adjust the neck angle. It is clean, very clean. It has some lacquer checking, but the only real playing wear is on the top near the lower part on the soundhole. The neck is straight, the frets are fine, the action is good, and it sounds great. It's really a cool guitar. The maple is nice and flamey. It's a cool part of 60's history. Comes with original gig bag.Learn More
Here's an exquisite example of the richness of aging Hawaiian Koa. A 2000 Taylor K20CE acoustic electric. All Koa - top, back, and sides. The beauty of this guitar is matched only by its tone. This is a loud guitar with a smooth bottom end, articulate midrange, and sweet top end. It sounds amazing, like a great grand piano. Cutaway and factory Fishman Prefix Onboard Blender electronics. The guitar is in good condition, shows some slight overall play wear. The frets are in good shape. The neck is straight and true. Comes with original hard case.Learn More
I love the movie "High Anxiety". There are some great lines as the Bellman takes the acrophobic Psychiatrist to the top floor, saying "We are going to the top floor, all the way up, you can't get any higher, we're pretty high." That amuses me. We have the top of the line rosewood Taylor, a 914 CE. The only way to go higher in the standard Taylor production is to get a Presentation series model. The 900 series is top of the line for Taylor Indian Rosewood models. Our Taylor 914 CE is from 2016, and it is super nice. This is a near-mint example out of a collectors stash. The only blemish we can see is an impression in the top near the edge of the waist on the treble side. This guitar has beautiful Indian Rosewood with Taylor's V-Class bracing, a beveled armrest, ebony binding, Gotoh 510 tuners, and label signed by the designer. It is a wonderful guitar, plays great, sounds great, and looks great. It is perfect and a joy to play. Comes with original hard case.Learn More