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) $16,000.
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, 1946, script logo (just after the banner heads), sunburst finish, a fair amount of finish crazing, dings, etc., good neck angle & frets, completely original, overall very good condition, newish tweed hard case, a wartime-style J-45 with a somewhat large but comfortable mahogany neck, a very solid & great sounding guitar, (Our #30079) $6,500.
13. GIBSON, J-45, 1953, sunburst finish, very good condition overall but the body has been completely oversprayed, good neck angle & frets, plays easily & sounds great, new hard case, , (Our #28530) $3,950.
14. GIBSON, J-45, c.1944, Banner-head, 1-3/4" at the nut, rare maple back & sides, spruce top with sunburst finish, 3-piece maple neck with adjustable truss-rod, particularly fine condition, later hard case, there is speculation that there may be some light overspray over some areas of the finish, though no evidence to suggest why; there also appears to be some minor touch-up just below the bridge; it is otherwise original, (Our #28555) $12,000.
15. GIBSON, J-45, c.1949-50, sunburst finish, 1-11/16" at the nut, upper-belly bridge, tapered head, good action, original but for Kluson replacement tuners (the original no-line Klusons with shrivelled buittons included), overall excellent condition, nice 1960s hard case, , (Our #28598) $5,750.
16. 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.
17. 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.
18. 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.
19. 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.
20. GIBSON, L-0, c.1940, 14-fret neck, the top, body & neck with black finish, top & back with white bindings, comfortable rounded neck with 1-3/4"nut width, striped pickguard, later larger maple bridge-plate, later slightly larger rosewood bridge, good neck angle & frets, later hard case, very strong sounding & good for old-timey back-up work, (Our #29985) $3,500.
21. 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.
22. GIBSON, L-00, c.1932, black finish w/white pickguard, rounded 12-fret neck with 1-3/4"nut width, square-ended brass plate tuners w/black buttons; white top binding; thin rosewood bridge painted black; superb new black laquered & X-braced top by David Sheppard using the original bindings, bridge, & pickguard (difficult to detect from the original), now in excellent restored condition, new hard case, great playability, & one of the best sounding L-00s we've ever had, (Our #24080) HOLD
23. 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.
24. 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, regued 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.
25. GIBSON, L-1, c.1931, "Cremona brown" sunburst finish, 12-fret neck, 14-3/4"lower bout; white bindings to top & back, no pickguard, one repaired 8" top crack, 2 glued hairline back cracks, a few minor glued side cracks, great frets, recent neck reset by Dave Strunk, original but for later '30s Kluson open-plate tuners, original bridge-pins, pick scratches, overall very good condition, newer hard case, big & smooth sounding, (Our #28839) HOLD
26. 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.
27. 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.
28. 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.
29. GIBSON, LG-2, c.1945, Banner-Head logo; rare maple back & sides, 3-piece maple neck with adjustable truss-rod, completely original and in particularly fine condition, hard case, , (Our #30089) $6,000.
30. 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.
31. 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, 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.
32. 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 iv. 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.
33. 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.
34. 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.
35. GIBSON KEL KROYDEN, KK-1, c.1932, L-1 style with natural top, 12-fret neck, X-braced, 2 exotic birds on front, scratches, older neck reset by Stewart Port, very good plus condition, hard case, , (Our #29717) $6,000.
36. GUILD, F-20, 1961, 13-1/2"wide 0-size mahogany body, X-braced spruce top with sunburst finish, 14-fret neck with rosewood fingerboard, 1-5/8"nut width, rosewood belly bridge, tortoise-plastic bindings, head still with older Gibson shape, completely original, good frets, action, & neck angle, excellent condition, original brown soft case, , (Our #30209) $1,850.
37. 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.
38. 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.
39. 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.
40. KALAMAZOO, KG-12, c.1938, lightly shaded sunburst finish, maple back & sides, originally straight braced but recently X-braced by David Sheppard, full rounded neck, 1-11/16" nut, tortoise top & back binding, striped pickguard, neck reset and fingerboard planed, original straight rosewood bridge, looks really beat up and is, lots of capo wear at back of neck, but plays and sounds great, new hardshell case, , (Our #28612) $2,200.
41. MARTIN, 000-18, 1927, 12-fret neck, slotted-head, rectangular ebony bridge, 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.
42. MARTIN, 000-18, 1931, 12-fretV-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) $9,000.
43. MARTIN, 000-18, 1941, nice period 000-18 with rosewood fingerboard & bridge, original but for c.1932-33 Grover (early G-98 variant) tuners, 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.
44. 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.
45. MARTIN, 000-18, 1948, wide-grained sitka spruce top with beautiful medium brown color wartime pickguard, 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.
46. 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.
47. MARTIN, 000-21, 1943, herringbone trim around soundhole & center back strip, ebony fingerboard with snowflake (slotted squares) inlays, 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.
48. 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.
49. 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.
50. 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.
51. 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.
52. 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.
53. 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.
54. 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.
55. 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.
56. 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.
57. MARTIN, 00-45, 1917, 12-fret neck with slotted head, Brazilian rosewood back & sides with abalone trim & iv. Bindings, original iv. pyramid bridge with 2 circular plug inserts, engraved German-silver tuners with inlaid Handel buttons, two 5" glued back cracks extending upwards from the bottom binding, 3 small hairline glued top cracks; some replaced fingerboard binding; the top & neck have an old refinish while the back & sides may have simply been overfinished; in spite of these various issues, this is a wonderful 00-45; in an original hard case (a bit beat), 00-45s are relatively rare: 3 made that year; of a total production of 159, (Our #30071) $26,000.
58. 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, 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.
59. MARTIN, 0-17, 1933, 14-fret V-shaped neck, bar frets, very original including the pins though with new Waverly tuners, early silk-screeed logo, recent neck reset and setup, new hardshell case, , (Our #28602) $3,500.
60. 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.
61. 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, , (Our #28930) $4,000.
62. MARTIN, 0-18, 1965, nice original 0-18, tortoise color pickguard & binding, rosewood bridge & fingerboard, Grover tuners with butterbean knobs, frets and fingerboard are in great shape with minor wear, completely original & in excellent condition, new case, , (Our #29297) $2,200.
63. MARTIN, 0-18, late 1922, 12-fret slotted-head, made with no pickguard, nut width is a hair shy of 1-7/8", bar frets, ebony pyramid bridge, there is a long repaired crack around the center of the lower bass rib - very slightly uneven in one area but not unsightly and quite secure, action is terrific - the guitar has had a neck reset sometime in its past, 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) $4,500.
64. MARTIN, 0-18K, 1927, fully converted to Spanish style, 12-fret, slotted-head, koa body with rosewood bindings, ebony fingerboard with bar frets & 1- 7/8" nut width, rounded mahogany neck, period style ebony pyramid bridge, 3 small filled screw holes above end-pin hole, one glued hairline side crack, some playing wear, overall very good condition, yet another 0-18K with a 13-3/4"lower bout width, which we have found quite common to Size-0 Martins in the 1920s, especially those with koa, (Our #27627) $3,800.
65. 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.
66. 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.
67. 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.
68. MARTIN, 1-18, 1919, 12-fret, slotted head, mahogany back & sides with rosewood bindings, semi-V-shaped mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard with ebony nut & bar frets, 1-7/8"width at nut, rosewood pyramid bridge, 12-3/4"lower bout, completely original, two 4" hairline back cracks, some fingerwear, otherwise very good plus condition, original soft case with purple lining, a deliteful small Martin that plays nicely with light or extra-light gauge phosphor bronze strings, (Our #29215) $3,250.
69. 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.
70. MARTIN, 3-17, c.1870, 12-fret with slotted-head; Brazilian rosewood back & sides, top with rosewood binding & 4-layer wood purfling, the back unbound, colored 1/2-herringbone around the hole, black neck with cone heel, original tuners with engraved brass plates, ebony pyramid bridge, 3-brace fan; original black wood coffin case with Ikat lining; 2 glued cracks below bridge, 3 glued hairline cracks on back, otherwise very good condition & quite playable, stamped: C.F.MARTIN & CO./NEW YORK on neck block & center brace and C.F.MARTIN/NEW YORK at top of back; 24"scale, lower bout: 11-1/4", length of back: 17-3/8", (Our #29940) $3,250.
71. MARTIN, D12-35, 1967, beautiful Brazilian rosewood back and sides, maple bridge-plate, tortoise-color pickguard, 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.
72. 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.
73. 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), some pickwear; otherwise original & in very good overall condition, with a very rich & dark sound, great bass & high end, good flatpicking guitar, (Our #27936) $6,500.
74. MARTIN, D-18, 1952, original finish in very fine condition, no cracks, original bridge plate and rosewood bridge, low saddle but plays quite well, 1- 11/16" width at nut, completely original & in excellent condition, original soft case, one of the nicest, cleanest, & best sounding period D-18s we have had, (Our #28377) $6,500.
75. MARTIN, D-18, 1957, no cracks in the body, rosewood fingerboard and bridge, completely original, very good plus condition, newer Humi- case, , (Our #28438) $5,250.
76. MARTIN, D-28, 1937, Herringbone trim, neck reset by Dave Strunk, good replacement ebony bridge of correct style & size, open Grover butterbean G- 98 tuners, small hairline top crack extending from the B-string location at the bridge downward about 1-1/2"; pickguard crack from the inside edge of the guard to the bridge about 1-1/2"; otherwise in excellent condition, original hard case & a Cedar Creek custom brown leather case, a particularly fine forward braced pre-war herringbone D-28 with 1-3/4"nut width, in overall very clean condition; Purported to have been used by Martin as the model for their 1937 D-28 Authentic, (Our #29880) INQUIRE
77. MARTIN, D-28, 1956, glued 5"crack to lower back, small repaired crack pickguard to bridge, 1 top repaired crack from bridge to binding, lots of pickwear (some of it deep) below the pickguard, otherwise very good condition, completely original, original hard case, just what you would want a '50s D-28 to sound like; the best sounding & most powerful post-war dreadnought we have seen in a while, (Our #30044) $6,250.
78. MARTIN, D-28, 1957, straight-grained Brazilian rosewood back & sides, 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.
79. MARTIN, D-28, 1969, nicely figured Brazilian rosewood, 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.
80. MARTIN, D-28, 1970, Brazilian rosewood back and sides, strap button on the heel of the neck, black pickguard replaced with tortoise-color plastic, 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.
81. 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.
82. 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.
83. MARTIN, D-28S, 1968, 12-fret neck with slotted-head, Brazilian rosewood, 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.
84. MARTIN, D-35, 1967, nicely figured Brazilian rosewood back & sides, tortoise color pickguard, small maple bridge-plate, 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.
85. MARTIN, D-35, 1984, Indian rosewood back and sides, with black pickguard, 1-11/16" nut, bound ebony fingboard, excellent condition, newer hard case, , (Our #29416) $1,450.
86. 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.
87. MARTIN, D-41, 1969, Brazilian rosewood back & sides, fingerboard with abalone hexagons, C/F/MARTIN in pearl on the headplate, gold- plated Grover rotomatics,German spruce top, original but for a replacement Martin Co. Delmar pickguard, good neck angle & frets, added strap-pin, various scratches & dings, end-pin jack present but bridge-plate mounted p.u. gone; 3 cracks in lower back- 5", 5"& 4"; 2-hairline cracks from bridge to binding; 5"crack from neck along bass side; a few cracks on treble side; glued neck block crack and associated internal patches to reinforce area where neck had probably broken out; overall good condition, later Marc Leaf hard case, a very rare Brazliian rosewood D-41 (only 49 Brazilian D-41s were made, & 229 Brazilian D-45s), surprizingly good sounding, (Our #28813) $8,500.
88. 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.
89. 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, near mint condition, looks unused, Cedar Creek brown leather case, , (Our #29887) $9,750.
90. 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.
91. MARTIN, M-36, 1979, standard period M-36 with 3-piece Indian rosewood back, multiple bindings, bound ebony fingerboard, rosewood bridge, upgraded with Fishman Gold+ under-saddle pickup, recent neck reset and setup, excellent condition, original black molded hard case, sound and plays great, , (Our #30100) HOLD
92. 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.
93. 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.
94. 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.
95. OSCAR SCHMIDT, c.1915, 16-1/2" wide walnut body with white bindings, 2 mahogany necks joined above the nuts, one fretted for 6 strings, the other non-fretted for 6 strings,, overall intact but could use some restoration, (Our #25409) $2,000.
96. 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.
97. REGAL, 12-String, c.1938, 15 1/2" 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, newer hard case, , (Our #25490) $3,000.
98. STELLA BY OSCAR SCHMIDT, 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 slotted-head poplar? neck with rosewood fingerboard, 26-1/2"scale length, new hard case, , (Our #29552) $6,500.
99. 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) $5,750.
100. 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, 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
101. C.F. MARTIN, Seth Avett D-35, NEW, , , (Our #30245) MAP
$
102. 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
$1,399.
103. MARTIN, 000-16GT, New, Solid mahogany back & sides, herringbone backstrip & rosette, black Micarta fingerboard and bridge, includes case and lifetime warranty, , (Our #29746) MAP
$1,149.
104. 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 #29731) MAP
$3,499.
105. 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
$3,499.
106. MARTIN, 00-18 DB Jeff Tweedy, NEW, 00 size 14-fret mahogany body model, slight burst finish, long drop-in saddle, modified V neck, 1-3/4" nut width, 2-1/4" at the neck joint, molded case, lifetime warranty, , (Our #29837) MAP
$2,399.
107. 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, big sound in a compact guitar, Geib style hard case and lifetime warranty, , (Our #29130) MAP
$2,699.
108. 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.
109. 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.
110. MARTIN, CS21-11, NEW, dreadnought, Madagascar back & sides, Adirondack top without toner, style 21 appointments, Custom shop hardshell Geib style case, lifetime warranty, , (Our #29098) Our Price
$4,500.
111. 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) MAP
$2,699.
112. 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
$1,149.
113. 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
$1,149.
114. 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
$1,349.
115. 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 #29441) MAP
$2,199.
116. 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
$2,199.
117. MARTIN, D-18 GE, New, Golden Era D-18 1934, nicely shaded dark '30s style sunburst finish, wide grain Adirondack top, forward scalloped X-bracing, Brazilian headplate, Geib-style hard case, lightweight, strong & responsive, (Our #30105) MAP
$
118. 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.
119. 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.
120. MARTIN, GPCPA Mahogany Performing Artist, NEW, FSC certified mahogany, blue molded case included, Martin lifetime warranty, , (Our #28843) Our Price
$2,040.
121. 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
$1,560.
122. 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.
123. 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.
124. 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.
125. 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.
126. 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.
127. 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.
128. 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.
129. 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.
130. 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.
131. 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) Our Price
$240.
132. 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.
133. 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.
134. 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.
New Custom Martins
135. MARTIN, 00-18V Ambertone, NEW, this wonderful addition to the vintage series is a great guitar, a classic 00-18 with Ambertone finish, mahogany back and sides, ebony fingerboard and bridge, big sound in a compact guitar, Geib style hard case and lifetime warranty, , (Our #29809) $2,310.
136. 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.
137. 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, Geib style case, Martin lifetime warranty, , (Our #29406) $2,540.
138. 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.
139. 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.
Gibson Style U Harp Guitar
Arch-Top Acoustics
140. GIBSON, L-5, c.1931, 16"wide body; 2-piece maple back with attractive narrow figure, 19-fret ebony fretboard with large pearl block inlays from 3rd fret, 2-piece V-shaped highly figured maple neck, recent refret, original but for later Grover gold-plated tuners, one long glued top crack just to left of center seam; overall very good condition though slightly funky appearance, original hard case, , (Our #28490) $7,950.
Hollow-Body Electrics
141. 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.
142. 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
143. 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) $22,500.
144. 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
145. 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,, , (Our #30009) $1,250.
146. NATIONAL, Style 1 Tenor, c.1929-30, pear shaped German silver body with round cover plate, original cone, new 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.
147. 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.
148. NATIONAL RESO-PHONIC, Vintage Steel Delphi, NEW, Single cone, Vintage steel finish, original hard case and warranty, , (Our #27768) $2,210.
Classical & Flamenco
149. 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.
150. 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.
151. LEVANTE, 3/4 child size, late 1960's, mahogany back and sides, spruce top, excellent condition, with hardshell case, , (Our #22400) $350.
152. 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.
153. 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.
154. VICENTE CARRILLO CONTOS, Late 1960's, overall good condition, with open center seam, spruce top, walnut sides and back, , (Our #23006) $500.
Tenor
155. 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.
156. 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.
157. 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
158. FRENCH, c.1810, a fine playable early 19th century French guitar, in overall very good condition, unfinished spruce top, figured maple back & sides, ebony veneered neck and peghead for six pegs, ebony fingerboard with iv. Frets, ebony bridge, iv. nut and saddle, string length 644mm, , (Our #26584) $3,800.
159. FRENCH, c.1840, a very decorative French romantic period guitar made, nearly identical to a Pratten guitar, Brazilian rosewood/ spruce laminted back with glued center seam, Brazilian rosewood sides, spruce top with fancy mother of pearl inlays around the soundhole and the edges, iv. Bound top & back, ebony fingerboard, iv. nut, ebony & mother of pearl bridge, mother of pearl saddle, good straight neck with medium high action, brass & fancy mother of pearl machine heads stamped; 'V' + 'crown' + 'R'., , (Our #26582) $3,800.
160. FRENCH, c.1840, the body of rosewood veneers over spruce with iv. bindings, 3-piece neck with slotted head & fancy stamped brass tuner plates with plume-shaped pearl buttons, the table & soundhole trimmed with engraved pearl inlays in foliate designs, 2-piece open bridge with similar inlays, fully playable & in excellent condition, length of back:443mm, lower bout: 301mm, scale length: 619mm,, , (Our #27012) $4,500.
161. 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.
162. LOUIS NICHOLAS VISSENAIRE, c.1820, an interesting early French double-cutaway romantic-period guitar, spruce top, birds-eye maple back and sides, birdseye maple veneered neck and peghead for six ebony pegs, ebony neck with brass frets, ebony bridge with iv. saddle; scale length 645 mm, , (Our #26583) $2,800.
163. LOUIS PANORMO, 1826, highly figured maple back & sides with wood bindings, black-laquered 3-piece neck with typical Panormo slotted head with Rance tuners with ivroy rollers, rosewood or cocuswood fingerboard with iv. frets (12 to body & 18 total); 24.9"(634mm) scale; 2 very old screws through bridge & a minor seam seperation at lower back, otherwise original & in very good & playable condition, original black wooden coffin case with damage to lower lid, labeled: Panormo Fecit/ Anno.1826 London/ 20 High Street Bloomsbury, (Our #28573) $6,000.
164. 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
165. 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.
166. 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.