Cowboy Jim
Flat-Top Acoustics
1. CERRITO, LAB. A. GALIANO, Classical-style Steel-string, 1930's, mahogany back and sides, neck is one-piece ash or birch, two-piece spruce top with wood binding, rather thick rosewood fingerboard, 6 fan braces, straight classical bridge, lower bout 14-3/4", 24-3/4" scale, 1-11/16" nut, older soft case, , (Our #29891) $850.
2. CHICAGO, POSSIBLY LARSEN BROS., c.1920, 12-fret V-shaped mahogany neck with slotted-head & white bindings, ebonized fingerboard, nicely figured, 13-1/2" body with Brazilian rosewood back & sides, straight-braced, ebony pyramid bridge; colored wood marquetry around top, back, soundhole & down center of back, 1-11/16"nut width, decent neck angle, overall original & in excellent condition, 1960s soft case, , (Our #27695) $2,200.
3. COLLINGS, Clarence White CW Indian A, 2007, 14-fret large soundhole dreadnought, Indian rosewood back and sides, 1-23/32" nut (just a tiny shade larger than 1-11/16"), bound ebony fingerboard with no markers except in the binding, broad grain Adirondack spruce top with beautiful color and herringbone top inlay, Geib style hardshell case, , (Our #30058) $3,200.
4. COLLINGS, OM-2 Cedar, 2006, cedar top, Indian rosewood back & sides with koa bindings, zigzag backstrip, ebony fingerboard with slotted sqaures & 1- 3/4"width at nut, 25.4"scale; Waverly butterbean tuners, excellent condition (a few scratches & minor playing wear), original hard case, , (Our #30167) $3,500.
5. GIBSON, Capital, c.1937-38, 14-3/4"wide 14-fret L-00 type mahogany body with white bindings top & back, spruce top with sunburst finish, striped pickguard, straight-braced, no truss-rod, Recording King style tapered head with point with Capital in white silk-screen, V-shaped mahogany neck with 1-3/4"nut width, rosewood board with large pearl dots & central celluloid strip, no cracks, some pickwear & scuffs, good action & frets, original but for later saddle, very good plus condition, essentially the same as a Kalamazoo KG-14, Gibson for the J. W. Jenkins Sons Music Co. of Kansas City, recent professional neck reset, older hard case, , (Our #27566) $2,200.
6. GIBSON, J-35, 1939, sunburst finish, V-shaped neck with 1-3/4"nut width, 2 scalloped tone-bars, striped pickguard, original but for strap button on heel, excellent plus condition, good neck angle & frets, hard case, the cleanest & best period J-35 we have seen in years, & overall a very fine, strong sounding & appealing guitar, (Our #30135) $16,000.
7. GIBSON, J-35, 1941, natural finish, 2 scalloped tone bars, glued center seam separation below the bridge, additional repaired 5" top crack, otherwise original and in decent condition, original brown soft case, nut width 1-11/16", rounded neck with small "French" heel, playable but needs top crack below bridge properly cleaned out & reglued, has one slightly bent tuner, would benefit from a neck reset, has capo wear to the back of the neck; sold as-is, (Our #23183) $6,500.
8. GIBSON, J-35, 1941, sunburst, striped pickguard, 2 scalloped tonebars, rounded neck with finish wear, 1-3/4"nut width; recent looking neck reset, refret & fingerboard planing; 3 repaired back cracks: 4", 5" & 8"; -overall original & in very good condition, later hard case, easy to play & great sounding (a bit more Martin-like than most), (Our #29080) $9,250.
9. GIBSON, J-35, 1941, natural finish, still with small "French"heel, width of nut 1-11/16", two non-scalloped tone bars, overall original & in very good condition but for some small filled screw holes, repaired jack hole in lower treble side, neck reset & fret dressing by Strunk, original brown soft case, , (Our #23182) $9,500.
10. GIBSON, J-35, early 1937, sunburst finish, unbound back, forward X-brace with 3 non-scalloped tone bars, V-shaped neck with 1-3/4" nut width, several minor hairline cracks, 3-in-line brass-plate open Grover tuners, small "French"heel, neck reset & correct size maple replacement bridge-plate by Elderly Instruments,, an early transitional J-35 with unbound back very similar to that of the late tapered body Trojan model (earlier Trojans had deep bodies with very little taper), (Our #30070) $15,000.
11. GIBSON, J-45, 1945, Banner-head, sunburst, maple back & sides, 3-piece maple neck with adjustable truss-rod, straight rosewood bridge, tortoise-color pickguard, full 1-13/16"width at nut, one repaired hairline crack below sixth pin to bottom edge of the top, a small amount of finish wear on neck, bit of finger wear in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd frets, otherwise particularly fine condition, completely original, newer hard case, a rare maple Banner-head J-45, (Our #27405) $11,000.
12. GIBSON, J-45, 1945, early, poplar block, truss rod, fat 3-piece maple neck, 1 pc laminated maple back, maple sides, standard sunburst w/single line white binding, banner head, , (Our #30310) $8,000.
13. GIBSON, J-60 "Traditional", 1998, square-shouldered dreadnought, brown sunburst finish, Indian rosewood back & sides, multiple white bindings, 14-fret mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard, 1-3/4"nut width, 25-1/2"scale, ebony bridge,abalone soundhole trim, striped pickguard; scalloped bracing, near mint condition, original hard case, , (Our #30012) $1,650.
14. GIBSON, Jumbo 34, 1934, sunburst finish on top, back, sides & neck; striped pickguard, two-piece back with no center strip, Grover "clipped-or stubby- end" butterbean G-98 tuners, V-shaped neck, 1-3/4" width at nut, Gibson in horizontal pearl script, 3 scalloped tone bars, body depth: 4-5/8"at bottom to 4-1/8"at neck; various repaired top cracks & retouching, otherwise very good condition, new tweed hard case, very fine sounding with a very boomy bass, , (Our #26298) $15,500.
15. GIBSON, L-0, 1931-32, mahogany top, back, & sides, with white celluloid top & back bindings; 12-fret rounded mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard, Gibson in white silk-screen, 1-3/4"width at nut; good neck angle & frets, few crack repairs on top; very good plus condition, new hard case, very deep-sounding & resonant, (Our #29817) $4,000.
16. GIBSON, L-0, 1938, black finish, striped guard, 14-fret neck neck, top & back with white bindings, V-shaped neck with 1-3/4" nut, 3-in-line open Kluson tuners; repaired hairline top cracks, long filled side crack, old neck reset, evidence of a hard life given some old repairs but now in solid condition and a very nice player, , (Our #29877) $3,600.
17. GIBSON, L-0, 1939, truss rod, V-neck, black finish, 3-in-line open gear Kluson tuners with white buttons, 1-3/4" neck, rosewood fingerboard has some wear and frets are low, striped tortoise guard, white binding top and back, couple of old glued cracks in the back, top and ribs, original black finish still on the bridge, top has the shadow of a tailpiece on it below the bridge, action is good though saddle is low (functionally so), sounds really strong and clear, new hard shell case, , (Our #28214) $4,000.
18. GIBSON, L-00, 1934, very dark sunburst finish with small center, glued hairline crack just next to center seam below bridge, bridge top shaved just a bit & action is quite acceptable without a reset, the top has some surface scratches but otherwise looks fine, completely original & overall very good plus condition, original soft case, , (Our #28186) $4,200.
19. GIBSON, L-1, 1931, "Cremona brown" sunburst finish, 12-fret neck, 14-3/4"lower bout; white bindings to top & back, original floating pickguard (present but not in the photo), recent neck reset & refret, no cracks, overall original & in very good plus condition, new hard case., , (Our #29292) $5,500.
20. GIBSON, L-1, 1934, dark Cremona brown sunburst finish, 14-fret V-shaped neck with 1-3/4"width at nut, top & back with white bindings, reglued top center seam, 2 well-repaired top cracks extending upward from bottom block, overall original & in very good condition, new hard case, , (Our #27262) $4,000.
21. GIBSON, L-C Century of Progress, 1934, dark Cremona brown sunburst finish, well-figured slab-cut American maple back & sides; 14-fret V- shaped mahogany neck with 1-3/4"nut width; pearloid fingerboard & peghead overlays with pearl diamond inlays; original but for decent rosewood replacement bridge (very slightly larger, this one is 1" and the original would have been 15/16"); several glued cracks: 1 from bridge to binding & 1 from bridge to soundhole under low E, & 1 from fingerboard to soundhole (no distortion), 1 3"side crack; otherwise in very good condition, good action & neck angle, decent frets, new hard case, a very playable & good sounding Century model, (Our #29109) $4,500.
22. GIBSON, LG-0, 1967, mahogany body, mahogany top with tortoise-color binding, rosewood fingerboard, rosewood bridge with ceramic saddle; completely original, finish-checking & numerous dings & scratches, overall overy good condition, later hard case, , (Our #28856) $850.
23. GIBSON, LG-2, 1944, Banner-head, mahogany top, back & sides, sunburst finish, adjustable truss-rod, 2-piece maple neck, finish with lots of lacquer lines, 2 glued 4"cracks on lower top ascending from the binding, 5" & 7" glued cracks on back, recent professional neck reset, hard case, , (Our #27665) $2,750.
24. GIBSON, Nick Lucas, 1931, Cremona sunburst finish, rosewood back and sides, spruce top, expertly converted from a trapeze tailpiece with adjustable bridge to straight ebony pin bridge, 13 frets to the body, original elevated pickguard, original red-line hardshell case; 3 hairline cracks nicely repaired to lower bass side of top, otherwsie excellent plus condition, the nicest period rosewood Nick Lucas we have seen, (Our #30088) $25,000.
25. GIBSON, Nick Lucas Special, c.1928, sunburst finish, mahogany back & sides, early "Robert Johnson-style" body shape with 13-1/2"lower bout, 24-3/8"scale, multiple-bound rosewood fingerbaord with typical Lucas inlays, V-brace with 2 tone-bars, 12-frets to body & 19 total, "GROVER PAT." offset banjo tuners; a few well-repaired top & back cracks; top with pickwear & fingerwear, nut width: 1-23/32; correct style & size repro rosewood bridge, otherwise original & in very good overall condition, nice original hard case, full & deep sounding (like you would expect), (Our #29566) $9,000.
26. GIBSON, Roy Smeck Stage DeLuxe, 1937, 12-fret dreadnought, deep mahogany body (4-1/2"tapering to 4-3/16"similar to the Jumbo & Nick Lucas depth), spruce top with sunburst finish, expertly converted from Hawaiian with proper neck reset; V-shaped mahogany neck has been very nicely reduced in size with a 1-13/16"nut width (finished so well that most will not notice it), the original saddle slot has been filled & a new compensated saddle installed; original bridge, striped pickguard, & G-98 tuners, two well repaired hairline cracks: 3" & 1" descending from the bridge, otherwise excellent condition, later hard case, , (Our #29995) $7,500.
27. GIBSON FOR MONTGOMERY WARD, 1028 Ray Whitley Recording King, 1939, sunburst finish, 16" wide round-shouldered dreadnought body, with mahogany back and sides, V-shaped mahogany neck, white-bound rosewood fingerboard with pearl dots, 1-11/16"+ nut, various old repairs (no top cracks), completely original but for neck reset & refret by David Sheppard, new hard case, a very rarely seen model, similar to the J-35, but lacking an adjustable truss-rod & with the interesting larger striped pickguard; we have seen more of the rosewood versions than these mahogany models, (Our #26916) $10,500.
28. GIBSON KALAMAZOO, HG-00/KHG-14, 1939, sunburst finish, 12-fret V-shaped neck, 1-15/16"width at nut, X-braced (non-scalloped), converted from Hawaiian for standard use, nicely done slightly larger replacement bridge (1-1/16"), later tuners, overall very good condition, new hard case, the only originally X-braced Kalamazoo we've seen, so it's essentially a 12-fret Gibson HG-00 body, including the standard-size Gibson striped pickguard, with the cheaper Kalamazoo neck (they reached in the wrong neck pile), (Our #27406) $2,500.
29. GIBSON KEL KROYDEN, KK-1, c.1932, L-1 style with natural top, 12-fret neck, X-braced, 2 exotic birds on front, nut width: 1-9/16"; some scratches, older neck reset by Stewart Port, very good plus condition, hard case, , (Our #29717) $6,000.
30. JEFF ROBERTSON, D-20SE, two-piece Macassar ebony back, mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard with 1-11/16"nut width, , 25.4"scale, wide abalone trim around soundhole, near mint condition, original hard case, , (Our #30003) $2,800.
31. JEFF ROBERTSON, J-20R, 17" wide jumbo Indian rosewood body with maple bindings, body depth is 4-1/2" to 3-3/4"; mahogany neck, ebony fingerboard with 1-11/16"width at nut, 25.4"scale; clear thin plastic pickguard, near mint condition, looks new, original hard case, the maker's warranty registration shows this guitar as a "Prototype" J-20R, (Our #30005) $2,800.
32. JEFF ROBERTSON, J-20SE, Macassar ebony body with spruce top, 3-part mahogany neck with maple center strip with unbound ebony fingerboard and bridge, 1-13/16" fingerboard, 25.4" scale, abalone rosette, clear pickguard, original hard case, , (Our #30004) $2,800.
33. MARTIN, 000-18, 1927, 12-fret neck, slotted-head, rectangular ebony bridge, nut width: 1-7/8", long glued side crack; recent professional neck reset & fret service by Dave Strunk; completely original & in overall very good condition, later hard case, braced for steel strings; very lightweight & responsive, (Our #29421) $15,000.
34. MARTIN, 000-18, 1931, 12-fret V-shaped neck with slotted-head, ebony fingerboard with bar frets & 1-7/8"nut width; 25.4"scale; original small maple bridge-plate, 1-hairline glued top crack right of center seam from bridge to edge; long repaired back crack & various repaired side cracks, the back & sides have been overfinished, as well as most of the neck, overall quite playable with an older reset & good repro ebony bridge of correct style & size, newish Geib-style TKL hard case, , (Our #30172) $8,500.
35. MARTIN, 000-18, 1941, nice period 000-18 with rosewood fingerboard & bridge, original but for c.1932-33 Grover (early G-98 variant) tuners, nut width: 1-11/16", neck has been expertly reset, & it is altogether a very well set-up and super playable period 000, with a full & clear sound, excellent condition, original rigid top soft case, one of the best, cleanest pre-war 000-18s we have seen in years, (Our #29982) $9,000.
36. MARTIN, 000-18, 1946, a war-time style 18 still with an ebony rod in the neck, 4-piece Adirondack spruce top, 1-11/16"width at nut, decent older neck reset, nice frets, minor fingerboard wear, replacement bridge of correct size & style, 3 small filled screw-holes at the butt from an old tailpiece, otherwise original & in overall excellent condition, later ok hard case, extremely lightweight & responsive, , (Our #28062) $6,000.
37. MARTIN, 000-18, 1948, wide-grained sitka spruce top with beautiful medium brown color wartime pickguard, nut width: 1-11/16", pickwear to the treble side of the soundhole & above & below the pickguard, 2 top cracks near the center bass bout edge about 1-1/2"each; overall original & in very good condition, new hard case, , (Our #28603) $5,000.
38. MARTIN, 000-21, 1943, herringbone around soundhole & center backstrip, ebony fingerboard with slotted squares, V-shaped neck with 1-11/16"width at nut, scalloped braces, quite a bit of pickwear around & above the soundhole but no cracks, recent neck reset & refret, original but for new bridge of correct style & size, hard case, a nice player with good even sound, (Our #27671) $12,500.
39. MARTIN, 000-21, 1943, herringbone trim around soundhole & center back strip, ebony fingerboard with snowflake (slotted squares) inlays, 1-11/16"width at nut, scalloped braces, small glued pickguard crack (1-1/2"); no other cracks, minor pickwear above pickguard, otherwise excellent condition, completely original, recent professional neck reset, refret, and new saddle, original brown hard case (has water damage to lower edges, , (Our #29390) $14,500.
40. MARTIN, 000-28, 1926, 12-fret, slotted-head, Brazilian rosewood back & sides, Adirondack top with herringbone trim, 3-in-line tuners with engraved nickel plates, ebony pyramid bridge, bar frets, original but for probable later OM-pickguard, recent neck reset and setup, nice original hard case, , (Our #29733) $24,000.
41. MARTIN, 000-28, 1940, Brazilian rosewood body, Adirondack top with herringbone trim, ebony fingerboard with diamonds & squares inlay, 1-11/16"width at nut, perhaps some thin overspray, the oversize pickguard & tuners installed by Martin c.1960, repaired 10"hairline crack in back, Musselwhite neck reset & set-up, 1960s Martin hard case, an easy to play & fine sounding herringbone 000-28, though with a more limited collector value due to the larger Martin pickguard, (Our #27400) $16,500.
42. MARTIN, 000-28, 1947, very attractively figured Brazilian rosewood, wide grain sitka spruce top, nice pre-war color pickguard, glued 8"hairline crack next to lower back center seam, original but for later Grover Rotomatic tuners (look ok & work well) & added strap-pin on heel, some pickwear near soundhole & a barely noticable repaired hairline partial heel crack, otherwise excellent condition, recent neck reset & frets by Dave Strunk, 1960s hard case, , (Our #30101) $9,500.
43. MARTIN, 00-17, 1937, standard period 00-17, hefty neck with 1-3/4"nut width, rosewood fingerboard with small ivoroid dots, new Waverly G-98 style tuners, glued pickguard crack along left side of guard from bridge to soundhole, back appears to have been oversprayed, various scratches, overall very good plus condition, later cheap hard case, good neck angle and plays well, , (Our #29375) $4,000.
44. MARTIN, 00-17, 1946, completely original, some touched-up blemishes on the top, otherwise nearly excellent condition, recent professional neck reset by Dave Strunk, new hard case, , (Our #29114) $3,500.
45. MARTIN, 00-18, 1925, 12-fret neck with slotted head, V-shaped neck with ebony fingerboard & original bar frets, 1-7/8"width at nut; ebony pyramid bridge, rosewood bindings, completely original, recent neck reset by Dave Strunk; back has one repaired 4' back crack and three very short glued cracks on the bass side., , (Our #29163) $6,000.
46. MARTIN, 00-18, 1927, braced for steel; 12-fret neck with slotted-head; V-shaped neck with ebony fingerboard with original bar frets & original ebony nut, 1-7/8"width at nut; later Martin replacement rectangular ebony bridge of correct size, otherwise original; no apparent cracks; decent older neck reset with small wedge under board; some pickwear, hits, scratches & scuffs, tiny crack (2") along lower bass edge of back & otherwise no cracks (lines in the photos are scratches); 2 upper tuner (4th & 5th strings) posts very slightly bent not affecting use; otherwise very good condition; new hard case, lightweight & responsive, (Our #29548) $6,500.
47. MARTIN, 00-18 Custom, 2011, a.1930-style 00-18 with a mahogany top, hide glue construction; 12-fret V-shaped neck with slotted-head, ebony fingerboard with 3 small graduated abalone dots & 1-7/8"width at nut, OM pickguard, ebony belly bridge, tortoise bindings, ebony head-plate, Waverly tuners with ivoroid buttons, near mint condition, original hard case, a very handsome & fine sounding custom hide glue Martin, only slightly used, (Our #30123) $3,250.
48. MARTIN, 00-21, 1947, dark Brazilian rosewood back & sides, still with herringbone back center strip, ebony bridge & fingerboard; 1-7/8"width at nut; one repaired hairline crack below bridge; overall excellent condition, completely original, original Lifton brown hard case, very clean & attractive, (Our #27851) $7,500.
49. MARTIN, 00-21NY, 1964, slot head 12 fret, nut width 1-7/8", new engraved Waverly tuners with ivoroid buttons, original tuners in the case, no cracks, all original finish, very nicely figured Brazilian rosewood, rectangular bridge, older neck reset, good frets, minor pickwear and dings, excellent condition Black Guardian case, , (Our #29885) $5,500.
50. MARTIN, 00-28, 1928, 12-fret neck, rare original solid peghead for banjo tuners (later replaced with c.1936 Grover G-98s); Brazilian rosewood back & sides, Adirondack spruce top with herringbone trim, ebony pyramid bridge, ebony fingerboard with bar frets, 1-7/8"width at nut, no pickguard; entire guitar oversprayed; reglued but visible center seam below bridge; recent professional neck reset by Strunk, new hard case, 1928 was the 1st year banjo tuners were used on Martin guitars, (Our #28928) $9,500.
51. MARTIN, 00-28G, 1955, nylon string classical, nicely figured Brazilian rosewood back & sides, 12-fret neck on 14-fret style body, slotted head, ebony fingerboard & bridge, 1-15/16"width at nut; 2 repaired 4"cracks to lower back (can't really see them) 1 glued 2"crack lower bass flank of top, some light overspray on back, otherwise excellent condition, original hard case, , (Our #29715) $3,500.
52. MARTIN, 0-15, 1949, mahogany body & top without bindings, rosewood fingerboard & bridge, original soft case, , (Our #29179) $2,650.
53. MARTIN, 0-17, 1908, 12-fret, slotted-head, mahogany back & sides, dark (possibly stained) spruce top with rosewood binding, no back binding, ebony fingerboard with ebony nut & bar frets, ebony pyramid bridge, nut width: 1-7/8", 3 small filled holes in lower rib from an old tailpiece, 2 repaired cracks below bridge on either side of center seam, a few glued hairlines in back & sides, good neck angle & playability, overall very good condition, surprizingly big sounding, later case, signed on the inside top: #10809 / 6/11/08 / F.H.M.; in this period Style 17 guitars still had spruce tops & are relatively rare, (Our #29764) $3,200.
54. MARTIN, 0-17, 1933, 14-fret V-shaped neck, bar frets, very original including the pins though with new Waverly tuners, nut width: 1-3/4", early silk- screeed logo, recent neck reset and setup, new hardshell case, , (Our #28602) $3,500.
55. MARTIN, 0-18, 1920, 12-fret neck, slotted-head, mahogany body with rosewood bindings, V-shaped mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard with 3 small pearl dots & original bar frets, 1-7/8"nut width; stained spruce top(sort of cedar color) with rosewood pyramid bridge, ebony nut, top has glued sean below bridge & glued crack below bridge from low E to binding, also a 11-1/2"long glued crack, otherwise the back & sides are very clean; completely original, new hard case, , (Our #28506) $2,500.
56. MARTIN, 0-18, 1922, 12-fret neck with slotted head, largish V-neck with 1-7/8"width at nut, striped ebony fingerboard with bar frets, later rosewood bridge, rosewood bindings, 2 repaired top cracks to lower treble bout, a few glued hairline side cracks, recent clean neck reset, dark-stained top similar to the color used on the Martin/Ditson guitars of this period, original soft case, , (Our #28930) $3,850.
57. MARTIN, 0-18, 1965, nice original 0-18, tortoise color pickguard & binding, rosewood bridge & fingerboard, Grover tuners with butterbean knobs,width at nut: 1-11/16", frets and fingerboard are in great shape with minor wear, completely original & in excellent condition, new case, , (Our #29297) $2,200.
58. MARTIN, 0-18, late 1922, 12-fret slotted-head, made with no pickguard, nut width is a hair shy of 1-7/8", original bar frets, ebony pyramid bridge, a long repaired crack around the center of the lower bass side - very slightly uneven in one area but not unsightly and quite secure, it has had an older good neck reset & plays well with standard light gauge strings, overall original, very good plus condition, new hard case, this is a mesmerizing guitar to play, very light and responsive, it gives plenty of personal satisfaction to sit with but has plenty of presence for others to enjoy as well, (Our #28678) $4,200.
59. MARTIN, 0-21, 1917, 12-fret neck with slotted-head; figured Brazilian rosewood back and sides, new period style & size rectagular ebony bridge, neck reset, nice replacement ebony fingerboard with a slight radius & new T-frets, 1-7/8"width at nut; finish has had a light French polish & some retouch just below bridge covering an area from previous slightly larger bridge; head and neck showing over-finish with no brand stamp (either obliterated or simply absent), tuners replaced with period-style Stew-Mac Golden Age; repaired crack just along bass side of fingerboard, glued back crack & side crack, overall very good condition, new hard case, a good solid 0-21 with a few old issues made into a great player & suitable for standard light strings, (Our #29685) $4,500.
60. MARTIN, 0-21, 1924, 12-fret, slotted head, ebony pyramid bridge, ebony fingerboard with slotted sqaures, herringbone trim around soundhole & down center of back, some finger & pickwear to the surface, repaired 8" crack running up from the lower binding to left of bridge, no other cracks, V-shaped neck with nut width just shy of 1-7/8", completely original, recently done professional neck reset, overall very good plus condition, new hard case, , (Our #28188) $6,500.
61. MARTIN, 0-28K, 1927, figured koa, original Hawaiian set-up, replaced ebony pyramid bridge of correct style, otherwise original & in very good plus condition, later hard case, , (Our #22310) $5,500.
62. MARTIN, 2-17, 1930, 12-fret, slotted-head, all mahogany body with no bindings, rosewood fingerboard & bridge, bar frets, recent neck reset by Dave Strunk, original but for correct-style replacement tuners by Stew-Mac, excellent condition, , (Our #29313) $3,250.
63. MARTIN, D12-35, 1967, beautiful Brazilian rosewood back and sides, maple bridge-plate, tortoise-color pickguard, nut width: 1-27/32", completely original, excellent condition with no cracks, neck slightly warped but very playable & does not require a reset, original hard shell case, , (Our #29565) $4,500.
64. MARTIN, D-18, 1941, the neck with decent older refinish & refret, ebony fingerboard, new ebony bridge of correct style but very slightly larger (about 1/16" oversize), recent neck reset & refret by Dave Strunk, top finish has been oversprayed & is now looking a bit dull, original pickguard beautifully inscribed in script "Ozark Glenn"; new hard case, , (Our #28333) $15,000.
65. MARTIN, D-18, 1949, recent Martin factory reset, refret & new Martin bridge (about 1/8" oversize in ebony), nice dark Sitka top; lighter area of shadow to left of soundhole from an old pickguard now removed (somewhat hard to see), nut width: 1-11/16", some pickwear; otherwise original & in very good overall condition, molded hard case, with a very rich & dark sound, great bass & high end, good flatpicking guitar, (Our #27936) $6,500.
66. MARTIN, D-18, 1957, no cracks in the body, rosewood fingerboard and bridge, nut width: 1-11/16", completely original, very good plus condition, newer Humi-case, , (Our #28438) $5,250.
67. MARTIN, D-28, 1957, straight-grained Brazilian rosewood back & sides, nut width: 1-11/16", 1"crack in the middle treble side, otherwise crack-free, plays well with a low saddle, slight shadow on upper bass bout finish from old pickguard, some pickwear & some belt-buckle wear to back, overall original & in very good plus condition, 1960s Martin hard case, a superb sounding Bluegrass guitar, purchased from the original owner, (Our #27702) $9,000.
68. MARTIN, D-28, 1969, nicely figured Brazilian rosewood, nut width: 1-11/16", neck reset & refret by Dave Strunk, 5"glued back crack next to center strip, otherwise excellent condition, completely original but for a correct size black replacement guard, original hard case, , (Our #29704) $6,000.
69. MARTIN, D-28, 1970, Brazilian rosewood back and sides, strap button on the heel of the neck, black pickguard replaced with tortoise-color plastic, nut width: 1-11/16", recent neck reset, Grover Rotomatic tuners, particularly fine condition, later hard case, the latest Brazilian D-28 we have seen, & in very very clean condition, (Our #28812) $5,750.
70. MARTIN, D-28 Marquis, 2004, Label signed by C. F. Martin IV,attractive straight grain Indian rosewood back and sides, wide grain Adirondack top, scalloped forward brace, Vintage features including 1-3/4" nut, modified V-neck, herringbone trim, near mint condition showing almost no use, Original TKL Geib style case (with one bad latch), an ideal guitar for Bluegrass, pushy with a strong bass, (Our #29889) $3,500.
71. MARTIN, D-28 to D-45 conversion, 1959, this is a 1959 D-28 that has been converted to a D- 45;, the pre-war 45 style inlay work was installed by Carl Gotzmer and the guitar has been refinished, the neck has been nicely reset and the guitar has now a 1930's style ebony bridge with long bone saddle, modern Tweed hard case, , (Our #30093) $9,500.
72. MARTIN, D-28KTBS Bob Shane, 2003, Indian rosewood back and sides with grained ivoroid bindings, sitka spruce top, low profile rounded neck, 1- 11/16" nut, ebony fingerboard and bridge, tortoise guard, fingerboard inlaid with The Kingston Trio logo and Bob Shane signature, original Cedar Creek custom hard shell case (light tan with brown embossed leather binding), #45 of a limited edition of 51; abel signed by Chris Martin & Bob Shane; in near mint condition, appears unplayed, (Our #29998) $4,000.
73. MARTIN, D-28S, 1968, 12-fret neck with slotted-head, Brazilian rosewood, nut width: 1-7/8", replaced correct-style pickguard, otherwise original, glued 2-1/2""top crack on lower left of top extending from the binding, otherwise in excellent condition, good neck angle & frets, original hard case; huge boomy sound, , (Our #29557) $6,250.
74. MARTIN, D-35, 1966, Brazilian rosewood back & sides, still with small maple bridge-plate & tortoise colored pickguard, recent neck reset & refret by Dave Strunk, a few repaired side cracks,, , (Our #30076) $5,500.
75. MARTIN, D-35, 1967, nicely figured Brazilian rosewood back & sides, tortoise color pickguard, small maple bridge-plate, width at nut: 1- 11/16", glued hairline top crack extending up from the outside edge of the pickguard, fresh neck reset & frets by Strunk, near exellent condition, good action, later hard case, , (Our #27560) $5,750.
76. MARTIN, D-37K2, 1980, koa top, back and sides, style 35 bindings, pearl soundhole rosette, large rosewood bridge plate, non-scalloped bracing, ebony fingerboard & bridge, moderately figured koa, gold Grover butterbean G-98 style tuners, ivoroid binding, older neck reset, fine action and playability, 1-11/16" nut, excellent condition, Cedar Creek tweed case, , (Our #29886) $4,000.
77. MARTIN, D-42 K2, 2005, Premium grade narrow figured koa, style 42 appointments, gold G-98 butterbean style tuners, 1-3/4" nut, maple bridge plate, scalloped forward X-brace, near mint condition, appears unplayed, Cedar Creek tweed case, , (Our #29883) $4,000.
78. MARTIN, D-45 Longworth, 2004, Label signed by Sue Longworth and C.F. Martin IV and numbered 5 of 91, nice Indian rosewood back and sides, Adirondack top with vintage toner, standard 45 appointments with Martin torch inlay in the peghead and C.F. Martin in pearl script, nut width: 1-27/32", near mint condition, looks unused, Cedar Creek brown leather case, , (Our #29887) $9,750.
79. MARTIN, J12-15, 2005, Jumbo style body, 1-7/8" nut, all mahogany body, rosewood fingerboard and bridge, 25.5"scale, technically used (though barely) and in new condition with the original flat-top hard case, , (Our #30008) $850.
80. MAURER BY LARSEN BROS., Model 493, c.1926, Auditorium size (14-7/8" lower bout), 12-fret neck with slotted-head; mahogany back and sides, X- braced, V-neck with 1-7/8" nut width, ebony fingerboard with 4 pearl dots, 25-1/2"scale, recent professional neck reset, refret, & new correct size & style ebony bridge by Chris Berkoff, new engraved Waverly tuners (original tuners included), body with recent French polish overfinish, new hard case, a totally wonderful sounding guitar, (Our #29876) $5,500.
81. MUSIC LINK, Recording King RP-06, NEW, solid Sitka spruce top, mahogany back and sides, "long" 25.4" scale, 1-3/4" nut, tortoise binding, butterbean tuners, forward shifted scalloped X-bracing, padded gig bag, , (Our #29632) $350.
82. MUSIC LINK RECORDING KING, Loar model LH-250SN, NEW, small Loar body style with a sunburst finish, solid mahogany back and sides, solid spruce neck, 1-11/16" neck, 25.5" scale, open-gear butterbean tuners, a really terrific sounding guitar, with a great new hardshell hard case, , (Our #28694) $600.
83. OSCAR SCHMIDT, c.1915, 16-1/2" wide walnut body with white bindings, 2 mahogany necks with ebonized fingerboards joined above the nuts, one fretted for 6 strings, the other non-fretted for 6 strings, "S" bridge, 26-1/4"scale; no case, overall intact but could use restoration, (Our #25409) $1,850.
84. RECORDING KING, ROS-06, New, 12-fret, 000-size body, solid Sitka spruce top with scalloped braces, laminate mahogany back and sides, rosewood pyramid bridge, 25.4" scale, 1-13/16" nut, rounded neck profile, Guardian vintage style case, lifetime warranty, , (Our #28343) $400.
85. REGAL, 12-String, c.1938, 15-1/2" wide mahogany body, 25.4"scale, trapeze tailpiece, big fat 12-fret neck with 2" nut width, nicely refinished spruce top with later pickguard, otherwise original & in very good condition, straight neck, good action & intonation, newer hard case, a great sounding & rather rare 12-string; similar to the Regal model 615-12 (which had birch back & sides); and illustrated on p.66 of The Stella Book, by Neil Harpe, (Our #25490) $2,500.
86. STELLA BY OSCAR SCHMIDT, Grand Concert, 1920s, very rare original 12-string, 12-fret neck with slotted head, 14-3/4"body of rosewood grain- painted birch; 26-1/2" scale; spruce top with multi-color marquetry trim, pin bridge (rosewood pyramid bridge with 6-holes), slightly-V-shaped neck, ebonized fingerboard with 1-15/16"width at nut, completely original but for neck reset by David Sheppard; new hard case, , (Our #28532) $5,000.
87. STELLA BY OSCAR SCHMIDT, Jumbo, c.1930s, original 12-string, the Leadbelly model (though with multiple bindings rather than marquetry), 15-3/4"wide birch body with spruce top; 12-fret neck with slotted-head (poplar?) with rosewood fingerboard, nut width: 1-30/32", the rosewood bridge appears original, original tailpiece, 26-1/2"scale length, overall very good condition, new hard case, , (Our #29552) $6,500.
88. WASHBURN BY REGAL, Style 5238 Deluxe Grand Concert, c.1934, 12-fret, slotted head, X-braced 14-1/4" body with rosewood back & sides, top with gold leaf floral vine decoration, herringbone trim around top, soundhole & center back; mahogany neck with white binding, nut width: 1-13/16", head with engraved gold-plated Grover tuners with pearl buttons, original but for a later rosewood oversize bridge-plate (which doesn't seem to hurt the tone); overall very good condition, newish hard case, spruce plaque below soundhole stamped: GENUINE/ WASHBURN/ TONK BROS. CO./ CHICAGO/ SOLE DISTRIBUTORS, (Our #29099) $4,500.
New Martins
89. MARTIN, 000-15SM, New, solid mahogany body, A-frame bracing, mortise and tenon neck, 1-11/16" nut width, 25.4" scale, delmar pickguard, hardshell case, Martin lifetime warranty, , (Our #30192) MAP
$1,449.
90. MARTIN, 000-16GT, NEW, Solid mahogany back & sides, herringbone backstrip & rosette, black Micarta fingerboard and bridge, includes case and lifetime warranty, , (Our #30035) MAP
$1,249.
91. MARTIN, 000-18E Retro, New, a classic improved with modern thinking, 000 mahogany body, Sitka spruce top, modified low oval neck with 1-3/4" nut, scalloped X-bracing, 1930s style ebony belly bridge with long drop-in saddle, Fishman F1 Aura Plus Retro pickup system, hardshell case and warranty, , (Our #30291) MAP
$2,599.
92. MARTIN, 000-28EC, NEW, Eric Clapton model, Solid Sitka spruce top, solid Indian rosewood sides and back, herringbone on top and soundhole, ebony fingerboard with snowflake pearl dots and inlaid Clapton signature, grained ivoroid binding, nut width: 1-3/4", hard case, , (Our #29731) MAP
$3,649.
93. MARTIN, 000-28EC, NEW, Eric Clapton model, Solid Sitka spruce top, solid Indian rosewood sides and back, herringbone on top and soundhole, ebony fingerboard with snowflake pearl dots and inlaid Clapton signature, grained ivoroid binding, , (Our #29922) MAP
$3,649.
94. MARTIN, 000-28K Authentic 1921, NEW, based on a wonderful example from 1921 in the Martin Museum, this highly figured koa guitar is made with hide glue construction, scalloped X-bracing, a hand shaped neck with ebony fingerboard, 25.4" scale, 1-7/8" nut, in all its details just about as close to the original as you can get! Looks great & sounds wonderful, , (Our #30323) MAP
$5,899.
95. MARTIN, 00-18V, New, this wonderful addition to the vintage series is a great guitar, a classic 00-18, mahogany back and sides, ebony fingerboard and bridge, nut width: 1-3/4", big sound in a compact guitar, Geib style hard case and lifetime warranty, , (Our #29130) MAP
$2,849.
96. MARTIN, Cowboy III, NEW, limited edition #314 of 750, new in hard case, these were made in 2002 as a limited edition; this one is new, unplayed, with warranty, (Our #24126) Our Price
$600.
97. MARTIN, Cowboy V, NEW, #204 of 500, Little Martin size, 14-fret HPL body with scene by artist Robert Armstrong of cowboys riding on the range, thickly padded gig bag. Perfect for the little cowboy in your life!, , (Our #27214) Our Price
$360.
98. MARTIN, CS21-11, NEW, dreadnought, Madagascar back & sides, Adirondack top without toner, style 21 appointments, nut width: 1-27/32" (just slightly over 1-3/4"), Custom shop hardshell Geib style case, lifetime warranty, , (Our #29098) Our Price
$4,500.
99. MARTIN, D Mahogany, NEW, with a custom 1935 style Sunburst finish, a wonderful new addition to the Special Edition Series with lots of vintage features and FSC certified woods, European spruce top, mahogany back and sides, Katalox fingerboard, scalloped forward shifted X-brace, modified V neck of mahogany, 1-3/4" nut, vintage- style butterbean tuners, molded hard case, , (Our #29373) Our Price
$2,400.
100. MARTIN, D-16GT, NEW, solid spruce top, scalloped A-frame top bracing, solid mahogany back & sides, 25.4" scale, 1-11/16"nut, herringbone rosette, black Micarta fingerboard and bridge, style 28 position markers., , (Our #29140) MAP
$1,249.
101. MARTIN, D-16GT Lefty, NEW, solid spruce top, scalloped A-frame top bracing, solid mahogany back & sides, 25.4" scale, neck 1-11/16", herringbone rosette, black Micarta fingerboard and bridge, style 28 position markers., , (Our #28811) MAP
$1,249.
102. MARTIN, D-16RGT, New, solid spruce top, scalloped A-frame top bracing, solid rosewood back & sides, 25.4" scale, neck 1-11/16", herringbone rosette, black Micarta fingerboard and bridge, style 28 position markers, , (Our #30160) MAP
$1,499.
103. MARTIN, D-18, New, This renewed version of the classic has a 14-fret High Performance style neck (1-3/4" at the nut), mahogany back and sides, sitka spruce top, full gloss finish, forward shifted scalloped bracing, Delmar tortoise pickguard, G-98 style tuners, compensated bone saddle, wooden hardshell case, lifetime warranty, View specs for this model on the Martin Guitar web site, , (Our #29869) MAP
$2,249.
104. MARTIN, D-18 Authentic 1939, NEW, 14-fret, Adirdondack top, mahogany back and sides, 1939 bracing and appointments, hide glue throughout, 1- 11/16" nut, Geib style case and lifetime warranty, , (Our #30324) MAP
$5,299.
105. MARTIN, DCPA4 Siris, NEW, solid spruce top, Siris (Albizia spp.)--a durable hardwood from Northern India similar to mahogany--back and sides with matte finish, F1 Analog pickup, hardshell case and lifetime warranty, , (Our #29293) Our Price
$1,110.
106. MARTIN, DRSGT, NEW, Classic 14-fret dreadnought body with a polished gloss Sitka spruce top. Featuring solid sapele back and sides and a solid sipo neck, the DRSGT emulates the appearance, integrity and tone of the Martin Style 18 Dreadnought. Modified low oval neck with 1-11/16" nut, 25.4" scale, Comes equipped with Fishman sonitone electronics with USB, , (Our #30326) MAP
$999.
107. MARTIN, DX 175TH, New, special edition X series with 175th anniversary artwork, HPL body, style#345-hard case, and Martin Warranty, , (Our #27718) Our Price
$599.
108. MARTIN, GPCPA Mahogany Performing Artist, NEW, FSC certified mahogany, blue molded case included, Martin lifetime warranty, , (Our #28843) Our Price
$1,849.
109. MARTIN, GPCPA3 Performing Artist, NEW, Grand performance model 14-fret cutaway body, solid spruce top with gloss finish, rosewood back & sides with matte finish, F1 Aura pickup with built-in tuner system, hardshell case and lifetime warranty, , (Our #29241) Our Price
$1,400.
110. MARTIN, GPCPA4 Shaded, NEW, Sapele back and sides with Sitka spruce top, vintage style shaded finish, 1-3/4" nut, Fishman Analog F1 pickup installed, hard shell case, warranty, , (Our #30290) MAP
$1,499.
111. MARTIN, HD-28E Retro, New, nice dark Indian rosewood, modified low oval neck with performing artist taper, 1-3/4'' nut, ebony fingerboard with incised diamond inlays, herringbone binding, hardshell case and lifetime warranty, , (Our #30280) MAP
$3,499.
112. MARTIN, LX1, NEW, Little Martin, solid sitka top (not HPL), Mahogany pattern HPL back, 14 fret neck, HPL body, 1-11/16" at nut, 23" scale, wonderful thickly padded & plush lined gig bag with backpack straps, , (Our #30134) MAP
$299.
113. MARTIN, LX1, New, Little Martin, solid sitka top (not HPL), Mahogany pattern HPL back, 14 fret neck, HPL body, 1-11/16" at nut, 23" scale, wonderful thickly padded & plush lined gig bag with backpack straps, , (Our #30136) MAP
$299.
114. MARTIN, LX1, New, Little Martin, solid sitka top (not HPL), Mahogany pattern HPL back, 14 fret neck, HPL body, 1-11/16" at nut, 23" scale, wonderful thickly padded & plush lined gig bag with backpack straps, , (Our #30186) MAP
$299.
115. MARTIN, LX1, New, Little Martin, solid sitka top (not HPL), Mahogany pattern HPL back, 14 fret neck, HPL body, 1-11/16" at nut, 23" scale, wonderful thickly padded & plush lined gig bag with backpack straps, , (Our #30185) MAP
$299.
116. MARTIN, LX1E, NEW, Little Martin eiyh built in pickup and tuner, solid sitka top (not HPL), Mahogany pattern HPL back, 14 fret neck, HPL body, 1- 11/16" at nut, 23" scale, wonderful thickly padded & plush lined gig bag with backpack straps, , (Our #30214) MAP
$399.
117. MARTIN, LX-Black, NEW, Little Martin, black finish, HPL body, 14 fret neck, 1-11/16" at nut, 23" scale, wonderful thickly padded & plush lined gig bag with backpack straps, , (Our #29370) MAP
$289.
118. MARTIN, LX-Black, NEW, Little Martin, black finish, HPL body, 14 fret neck, 1-11/16" at nut, 23" scale, wonderful thickly padded & plush lined gig bag with backpack straps, , (Our #29492) MAP
$289.
119. MARTIN, LX-Black, NEW, Little Martin, black finish, HPL body, 14 fret neck, 1-11/16" at nut, 23" scale, wonderful thickly padded & plush lined gig bag with backpack straps, , (Our #29493) MAP
$289.
120. MARTIN, LXK2, NEW, koa pattern High Pressure Laminate (HPL) top, back & sides, 14 fret neck, HPL body, 1-11/16" at nut, 23" scale, wonderful thickly padded & plush lined gig bag with backpack straps, , (Our #30207) MAP
$289.
121. MARTIN, LXM Java Mahogany, NEW, sitka pattern High Pressure Laminate (HPL) top, Java Mahogany pattern HPL back, 14 fret neck, HPL body, 1-11/16" at nut, 23" scale, wonderful thickly padded & plush lined gig bag with backpack straps, , (Our #28416) MAP
$289.
122. MARTIN, OM-18 Authentic 1933, NEW, 14-fret, shaded Adirdondack top, mahogany back and sides, 1939 bracing and appointments, hide glue throughout, 1-3/4" nut, Geib style case and lifetime warranty, , (Our #29927) MAP
$4,999.
123. MARTIN, OM-18 Authentic 1933, NEW, 14-fret, shaded Adirdondack top, mahogany back and sides, 1939 bracing and appointments, hide glue throughout, 1-3/4" nut, Geib style case and lifetime warranty, , (Our #29928) MAP
$4,999.
124. MARTIN, OM-21 Sunburst, NEW, 1935 style sunburst pattern, 000 body size with OM (dreadnought) scale length, 1 3/4 in neck, rosewood fingerboard, bridge, back and sides, tortoise trim, scalloped bracing, maple bridge plate, teardrop shaped pickguard, , (Our #30317) MAP
$2,649.
125. MARTIN, OM-28, NEW, The OM-28 is constructed with all the features of the OM-28E Retro without the electronics package. Aging toner and a polished gloss finish are applied to the Sitka spruce top which features " scalloped bracing.. Built with a low oval profile neck with the Performing Artist taper, 1-3/4" nut and 2-3/16" string spacing at the bridge. The scale is 25.4"., , (Our #30327) MAP
$2,849.
126. MARTIN, OM-28E Retro, NEW, Indian rosewood, modified low oval neck with performing artist taper, 1-3/4'' nut, ebony fingerboard with incised diamond inlays, herringbone binding, hardshell case and lifetime warranty, , (Our #30307) MAP
$3,449.
127. MARTIN, OM-45 Deluxe Roy Rogers, 2005, 14-fret neck with OM-scale, Adirondack top & braces, Indian rosewood back & sides, modified V neck, 1-3/4" at the nut, Waverly gold tuners, Greven Tor-tis pickguard, Geib style case, this is a never sold, straight from the factory prototype of the Roy Rogers OM-45 Deluxe, new and unused condition, , (Our #28653) Our Price
$8,950.
128. MARTIN, Seth Avett D-35, NEW, , , (Our #30245) MAP
$
New Custom Martins
129. MARTIN, 00-21 Custom Long Scale, New, an elegant and great sounding guitar, 00 body with 25.4" long scale, 14-fret neck with 1-3/4" nut width and modified V-shape, Indian rosewood back and sides, rosewood bindings, Sitka top with vintage toner, ebony fingerboard and bridge, Geib case, lifetime warranty; Note: Martin apparently made 11 00-21S models c.1938, a short scale predecessor of ours, , (Our #30154) $2,900.
130. MARTIN, 00-50th, NEW, Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Philadlphia Folk Festival this custom was inspired by the 1935 00-55 in the C.F. Martin museum collection, all mahogany body with full gloss finish, tortoise binding, 14-fret ebony fingerboard and bridge, vintage style Grover tuners, scalloped braces, modified V-neck, nut width1- 3/4", Geib style case and lifetime warranty, , (Our #29936) $2,150.
131. MARTIN, Custom "000-18V", New, Reviving the classic idea - this is a 000 version of the wonderful current 00-18V model, the same in all respects except the size, natural finish, 24.9" scale, nut width: 1-3/4", Geib style case, Martin lifetime warranty, , (Our #29406) $2,540.
132. MARTIN, Custom 0-18V, New, mahogany back and sides, Adirondack top, size 0 body, 25.4" long scale, 1-3/4" nut, ebony bridge and fingerboard, early 30s-style Ambertone finish, modified (a bit beefier than most) V neck, Geib style case, lifetime warranty, (a few of the first 14-fret 0-18 made in 1932 had long scales), , (Our #30018) $2,850.
133. MARTIN, Custom OM-42, New, 000 size with 25.4" scale, hide glue construction, Adirondack spruce top, dark Ambertone sunburst, nice dark Madagascar rosewood back and sides, Koa binding, 42 style pearl inlays, bound peghead with 45-style C.F.MARTIN vertical logo in pearl; ebony fingerboard and belly bridge with drop-in saddle, Geib style case, , (Our #29974) $6,228.
134. MARTIN, OM-28 Custom, NEW, Adirondack top with 1933 Ambertone sunburst, Madagascar back and sides, hide glue construction, scalloped 1/4" braces, ebony fingerboard with Style 42 snowflakes, modified low oval neck with Performing Artist tapered neck, 1-3/4" at the nut, 2-3/16" string spacing at the bridge, fabulous to look at and sounds like a cannon, , (Our #30322) $5,500.
Gibson Style U Harp Guitar
135. GIBSON, L-1, 1906, carved walnut two-piece back and sides, single top brace like an A-style mandolinOrville Gibson label, early-style reddish-stain, dark orange finished spruce top with ebony pyramid bridge and two marquetry rosette rings and single layer white top binding, ebonized fingerboard with pearl inlays and 1-7/8" nut, very V-shaped neck and slot-head, later basic hard shell case;, Formerly in the collection of Mike Seeger; he played this guitar on Track 2,"Old Chisholm Trail" on his 2007 CD Early Southern Guitar Sounds and the guitar is pictured on p.20 of the CD booklet, (Our #30265) HOLD
136. GIBSON, L-5, 1938, 17"body, natural blond finish (21 L-5s with natural finish were shipped between 1937 & 1938), non-cutaway, two-piece back of highly flamed American maple of medium-broad curl, highly figured two-piece maple neck, multiple-bound ebony fingerboard with large pearl block inlays, gold-plated Grover Imperial tuners with stepped buttons, with the very rare 26"scale length (same as that year's SJ-200) completely original with the exception of an expertly done fret job with period size frets, excellent condition, original tweed hard case, the property of reknowned jazz guitarist Marty Grosz (check google for images of Marty with this L-5; also check out www.prewargibsonL-5.com for more on this L-5 #95674); an exceptional guitar, (Our #30300) $12,500.
Hollow-Body Electrics
137. GIBSON, ES-175, 2005, nicely figured maple body with blond finish, 4 control knobs, 2 pickups, black pickguard, rosewood fingerboard with double parallellogram inlays, original black hard case, in near mint unused condition with hang tag, , (Our #29413) $2,500.
138. MARTIN, GT-70, 1965, burgundy finish, thin hollow body of maple laminate with single cutaway, ff-holes, 2 DeArmond pickups, Melita Synchrosonic bridge, enclosed Kluson tuners, Bigsby vibrato tailpiece, bound rosewood fingerboard, completely original, excellent plus condition, original hard case, 1st year of production (only made for 2 years), (Our #30002) $1,650.
Solid Body Electrics
139. FENDER, Stratocaster, 1956, two-tone sunburst finish, white pickguard, 3 pickups, 2 tone and one volume control knobs, Kluson Deluxe tuners (6th tuner is replaced with correct period tuner), fingerboard with black dots, finish has some good honest wear but nothing tragic, chrome is a bit grimy and slightly pitted but not too rough, original tweed case with red lining, , (Our #28411) HOLD
140. FENDER, Stratocaster, 1979, ash body with 3-tone sunburst finish, maple board with black dots, near mint condition, appears unplayed, original hard case with dark red lining, original strap, , (Our #30010) $2,350.
Resonator Instruments
141. DOBRO (OMI), 60D-S (Variation), 1978, 12-fret laminate maple body with spruce top, single resonator cone with spider bridge, two screen holes, sound-well; dark body finish with sunburst top, bound top, unbound back, unbound rosewood fingerboard, slotted headstock, 24.5" scale, hard case; excellent plus condition, , (Our #30009) $1,250.
142. NATIONAL, Style 1 Tenor, c.1929-30, pear shaped German silver body with round cover plate, original cone, new biscuit, National replaced armrest cover over biscuit, neck with well-repaired heel crack, original planet tuners, original hard case (in shabby condition), included with this guitar are some wonderful news clippings, etc. relating to the original owner, Freddy Easterday, (Our #26864) $1,350.
143. NATIONAL RESO-PHONIC, Antique Brass Delphi, NEW, single cone, 12-fret maple neck with rosewood fingerboard bound in ivoroid, steel body with very cool vintage-looking brass finish, hard case, , (Our #27691) $2,550.
144. NATIONAL RESO-PHONIC, Vintage Steel Delphi, NEW, Single cone, Vintage steel finish, original hard case and warranty, , (Our #27768) $2,210.
Classical & Flamenco
145. CUENCA GUITARS-ANTONIA PINA, Model 110, 1979, solid Indian rosewood back and sides, solid red cedar top, 2-piece Spanish cedar neck, ebony fingerboard, a beautifully made guitar with deep rich sound and great presence, excellent condition, original hard shell case, , (Our #28981) $2,500.
146. HERMANN HAUSER, SR., 1910, figured maple back & sides, ebonized neck with clock-key adjustment, 14 1/2" lower bout, completely original, a rare very early Hermann Hauser Sr., later hard case, requires some restoration, label: Herm. Hauser/ Lautenmacher/ in Munchen/ Bayerstr. 33./ A.D. 1910, (Our #22929) $8,500.
147. LEVANTE, 3/4 child size, late 1960's, mahogany back and sides, spruce top, excellent condition, with hardshell case, , (Our #22400) $350.
148. RAMIREZ, JOSE, 1911, one-piece stained pear wood or maple back, ribs of similar wood, rosewood fingerboard, mahogany neck, straight-braced; back cracks, back has been poorly reglued to sides, sides are intact, spruce top has 3 unrestored cracks and warpage. rosette has wood loss which has been filled with mastic, later pearloid tap-plates, length of back: 483mm, lower bout: 483mm, scale: 644mm; labeled:: CONSTRUCCION/DE/GUITARRAS Y BANDURRIAS/JOSE RAMIREZ/COMCEPCION JERONIMA No2/ano 1911/MADRID; an historically interesting guitar in poor but restorable condition, (Our #22583) $2,400.
149. RAMIREZ, JOSE, Flamenco, 1921, 3-piece cypress back with 2 open cracks, spruce top with later tap-plates with various cracks, etc.; 9-fan bracing; length of back: 482mm, lower bout: 375mm, scale: 650mm, labeled: CONSTRUCCION DE GUITARRAS Y BANDURRIAS/ JOSE RAMIREZ/ CONCEPTION JERONIMA No.2/ MADRID ANO 1921; an historically interesting guitar in poor but restorable condition, (Our #G9909) $4,500.
150. VICENTE CARRILLO CONTOS, Late 1960's, overall good condition, with open center seam, spruce top, walnut sides and back, , (Our #23006) $500.
Tenor
151. GIBSON, TG-00 Tenor, 1932, black finish, white top binding, L-00 body style & size with 23"scale, repaired 4"top crack, some pickwear & scratches, overall very good condition, newish molded hard case, , (Our #27576) $2,000.
152. MARTIN, 0-18T, 1952, a very original & handsome example of this model, with the original tuners, pickguard and bridge, saddle has been reduced in height and action is still a little bit high, excellent condition, modern hard case, , (Our #29996) $2,200.
Amps, Effects and Misc.
153. FENDER, Twin Reverb, c.1970, silverface with silver control panel, blue-cloth grill & aluminum trim, 2- 12" Jensen speakers, no master volume, casters, very good condition, , (Our #25784) $950.
Antique Guitars
154. JOHANN GEORG STAUFFER, STYLE OF, c.1830-40, rosewood veneered back (2- piece) and sides over spruce, 2- piece spruce top, ebonized neck (no overlay) with cone heel, Vienna-style headstock with floral engraved back cover plate, ebony fingerboard with bar frets, 12 frets to the body and 20 overall with tapered fingerboard extension, 25- 1/4" scale, in period (likely original) black coffin case, greatly resembles the work of the early C. F. Martin workshop in New York, (Our #27534) $6,500.
155. WILLIAM TILTON, Style 3, c.1865, made by Zogbaum and Fairchild (as one of the higher-end Tilton models), spruce top cut on the diagonal, 2-piece highly figured Brazilian rosewood back and sides, 1-piece mahogany neck, light wooden bindings with checkerboard wood marquetry and around hole, rosewood headstock overlay in front only, German silver tuners with carved bone knobs, silver plated medallion and tailpiece with commemorative medals, incorporates Tilton's patent of March 4, 1856 for the square dowel from the neck to the end block and the diagonal grain top, as well as the patent tailpiece, completely original & in excellent condition; requires a neck reset to be playable, (Our #24305) $2,500.
Sold As-Is
156. OAHU, Style 65M, c.1935, 15-1/2"wide mahogany body, square neck, ebonized fingerboard, black/white checkered binding on top, back & soundhole, gold Oahu decal on headstock, seems to be same as later 66K "concert size"; has a few minor cracks, binding separating left lower back; needs bridge reglued & a setup; very good plus condition, soft case, , (Our #22295) $500.
157. WASHBURN, Model 5265 Tenor Lute, c.1926-28, Pear-shaped mahogany body, bound spruce top, bound ebonized board with Vega- style inlays, with a drawing of Mickey Mouse on the top in pen (not factory), Washburn tag on the headstock; good condition but someone has put on a pin-bridge; it needs to be set-up with an original- style mandolin bridge & new nut, etc.; no case, , (Our #22224) $300.