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1946 Gibson Southern Jumbo

SOLD | 1946 Gibson Southern Jumbo. Just in on consignment is this excellent 76 years old ‘script logo’ Southern Jumbo. Built in Kalamazoo immediately after the banner era, these early post-war guitars can be some of the sweetest, greatest feeling Gibson acoustics of any time, and this guitar is no exception feeling easy as your favorite pair of worn blue jeans. 24 3/4” scale, 1 3/4” nut, string spacing just a tad over 2 1/8”, Sitka Spruce top, Honduran mahogany […]

Bagnasco&Casati Brazilian J-45

2014 Bagnasco&Casati Brazilian Rosewood J-45

SOLD | 2014 Bagnasco&Casati Brazilian Rosewood Banner J-45 replica. We recently got this one-of-a-kind banner J-45 replica in, on consignment from the original owner, a well known player-collector who’s going through a right-sizing process of his enviable guitar herd. Plus, he’s got another B&C on order, so this one goes for sale to make a very happy next owner. That is a sure thing. This guitar is our standard model 45, but with an amazing set of Brazilian rosewood back and […]

blonde stratocaster

2010 Dino’s Blonde Stratocaster

2010 Dino’s Blonde Stratocaster. This is one of the last guitars that was hand built by us years ago under the now defunct Dino’s Guitars brand. Ash body, maple neck, rosewood fingerboard. The neck was built using the G&L bi-cut technique, which represents the latest rendition of Leo Fender’s bolt on neck. This guitar has a lot of nice touches, like the celluloid tortoiseshell pickguard and spring cavity cover, Jake Jones pickups (neck and bridge positions, the middle pickup is a Lindy Fralin), Callaham bridge […]

collings d2h

2002 Collings D2H

SOLD | 2002 Collings D2H. This is a nice classic Collings dread that has opened up nicely with age and has developed a robust and clear voice, with great bass and fat trebles that will cut through any mix no problem. Sikta spruce top, East Indian rosewood back and sides, mahogany neck, ebony fingerboard and bridge, herringbone trim around the top, zig zag back strip, Wavery tuners. Excellent condition, with some light wear coming from 15 years of normal use and […]

Kalamazoo KG-11 Senior

1934 Kalamazoo KG-11 Senior

SOLD | 1934 Kalamazoo KG-11 Senior. This is a ladder braced small powerhouse that is easy to play and sounds like a 1930s blues record! The Senior is the fancier version of the Gibson-made Kalamazoo KG-11, sporting binding on the top AND the back. Red spruce top, mahogany back, sides and neck, Brazilian rosewood fingerboard and lacquered bridge, very cool firestripe celluloid pickguard, ebony nut. Expertly repaired 10” long side crack (treble side) with no finish touchup. We reset the neck, did […]

1955 Gibson J-45

1955 Gibson J-45

SOLD | 1955 Gibson J-45. If you like Bruce Springsteen and the Nebraska album, this is your guitar. Quintessential ’50s J-45 with great tone, excellent playability and quite the looks. We reset the neck, installed new frets (compression fret job) and replaced the original but shaved bridge with an exact replica of old Brazilian rosewood, installed a new bone bridge saddle and did a complete setup. The finish is all original and quite attractive, if you ask us. The neck heel had some […]

2011 Martin D-41

2011 Martin D-41

SOLD | 2011 Martin D-41. Sitka spruce top, EIR back and sides, lotsa abalone. Totally perfect, save for a very minor ding on the soundboard which has already been cared for although touchup can be made better. Whether or not to mess with it we’ll leave it to the future owner. We’re not bothered by it, but your mileage may very. Great guitar and priced to move. — Martin D-41 del 2011. Tavola in sitka, fondo e fasce in EIR, […]

1926 Martin Style B mandolin

1926 Martin Style B mandolin

This is true Martin quality from the Golden Era. This little mandolin in beautiful original condition was built in the Nazareth North St. Factory, by the same people who were crafting amazing guitars, using the same quality wood and same attention to detail. And it shows! The Adirondack spruce top and premium quality, quarter sawn Brazilian rosewood back and sides are something to behold. The overall craftsmanship is immaculate. Wooden bindings and purflings, inlaid celluloid pickguard, exquisitely engraved tuning machine plates. This beguiling instrument is a joy […]

1936 Gibson J-35

1936 Gibson J-35

NO LONGER AVAILABLE | Far from being your ‘regular’ vintage Gibson. This guitar would be quite rare, fine and desirable by simply being a j-35. Actually, this is one of very first j-35’s ever made, with many transitional features common to the earlier and short-lived Jumbo (1934 – 1936). Gibson collectors refer to the very first j-35s ever produced as trojans. Actually, there seems to be only one documented trojan in Gibson ledgers, bearing FON 960B-12. Still a few other guitars […]

1940 Gibson J-35

1940/41 Gibson J-35

SOLD | No wonder why those guitars are so highly regarded: they sound great, feel amazing and look so cool you’ll never want to put them back in the case. This is a late J-35 with the very classy looking natural top, in the two scalloped tone bars version. Adirondack spruce top, mahogany back, sides and neck, Brazilian rosewood fingerboard and (lacquered) bridge. Three on a plate original tuners. Upon close inspection, the guitar shows an expertly replaced maple bridge plate of correct size and […]

1939 Recording King M2

1939 Recording King M2

SOLD | This is a fun guitar to play and a great value. These guitars were manufactured by Gibson in Kalamazoo and sold under the Recording Kind brand through Montgomery Ward in the 1930s. Quality instruments at a budget price. Nothing against the RK Chinese guitars of nowadays, but you will excuse us if we say the concept of ‘quality on a budget’ has gone downhill (very much so!) since the late ’30s. Solid spruce top, birch back and sides, mahogany neck, Brazilian […]

1957 Gibson EM-150 mandolin

1957 Gibson EM-150 Mandolin

This acoustic/electric mandolin is in on consignment from a dear customer and friend of ours. Spruce top, flamed maple back and sides, mahogany neck, brazilian rosewood fingerboard and bridge. Priced low to make it even more appealing. All original except for the pickup that was replaced (by us) with a custom-made Seymour Duncan. Original pickup was kinda weak but is included in the case for anyone wanting to attempt a repair. Two well closed and stable top cracks under the bridge […]