July 17, 2019

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  • BRW 2-Point Mandolin (2012,NM-) [Ben Wilcox, Ohio] One-piece figured Maple back (cut 30 years before used in this mandolin); Adirondack Spruce black-stained top; varnish finish throughout; 5-ply tortoise binding; abbreviated floating Ebony pickguard; antiqued vintage-style tuning machines; Bill James tailpiece; priced with Hoffee case. This mandolin is warm, open, and woody sounding. Love it. $3995
  • Collings City Limits Deluxe (2012, Exc+++)  Premium Quilted Maple top over Honduran Mahogany body; caramel finish; Honduran Mahogany C-shaped neck with 1-11/16" nut width; beautiful Madagascar Rosewood fingerboard with no inlay; Ivoroid binding on the body, neck and peghead; nickel plated Lollar standard wind Imperial pickups; nickel Gotoh tuning machines with Ivoroid buttons; Tone Pros bridge; OHSC  #CL11590 $4400
  • Collings SoCo Deluxe (2011, NM) 15" wide; Premium Quilted Maple top over Maple laminate semi-hollow body (Maple center block); Honduran Mahogany C-shaped neck; 1-11/16" nut width; Madagascar Rosewood fretboard with pearl parallelogram inlay; Ivoroid binding on the body, fretboard and peghead; gold hardware; Lollar low wind Imperials; stop tailpiece; gold-plated Gotoh tuning machines with Ivoroid buttons; OHSC   #SoCo10187 $4900
  • Healy T-Style (2015, Exc+++) [Trevor Healy, East Hampton, MA] Tele-style body made of swamp Ash; vintage white finish; black beveled pickguard; Maple (speed) neck; Rosewood fretboard with dot inlay; 25-1/2" scale length; Lollar gold-foil pickups; 2 volume, 2 tone; 3-way switch; vintage-style nickel Klusons; three-saddle bridge. This guitar is extremely responsive, and the tone is uniquely fat, clear, and smooth. We love it.
  • Huss and Dalton 00 Custom (2013, Exc+++) 12-frets to the body; Premium quarter-sawn Waterfall Bubinga (also called African Rosewood by some); bearclaw Italian Spruce top with Adirondack Spruce top braces; Maple/black/white top purfling; Koa binding on the body, fretboard, and peghead; Koa heel cap and end wedge; Mahogany neck with adjustable truss rod; bone nut; 1-3/4' wide nut width; Ebony fretboard with diamonds and squares inlay; Ebony peghead overly with Huss and Dalton logo in pearl; nickel Waverlys with Ivoroid buttons; herringbone rosette; Ebony straight bridge with bone compensated saddle; wood herringbone backstrip. This guitar is in great, clean shape but for a mark on the top below the bridge (the mark does not break the finish). This is a beautiful, one-of-a-kind H&D 00 with warm, but clear and crisp tone. OHSC (tweed) $3200
  • Martin 00-28G (1961, Exc++) Gorgeous, great sounding, clean 00-28G. 12-fret 00 body; Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, Spruce top; Mahogany neck, Ebony fretboard with no inlay; 2" nut width; slotted peghead with 3-on-a-side nickel-plated tuning machines and white buttons; rounded bridge; original Lifton case. $4200
  • Miller Maple Leaf Custom D (2002, Exc++ [Ken Miller] Fiddleback Mahogany back and sides, Adirondack Spruce top and braces; Tru Oil varnish finish; Koa rosette; Brazilian Rosewood binding on the body, fretboard, and headstock; celluloid pickguard; Mahogany neck (dovetail joint) with adjustable truss rod; Ebony fingerboard with no inlay but a Maple leaf inlay; 1-3/4" nut width; 25.4" scale; bone nut and saddle; Brazilian Rosewood peghead overlay with Paua Maple leaf inlay; nickel Schaller tuning machines; Ebony bridge with buffalo horn bridge pins; buffalo horn strap button; lovely instrument that's light as a feather and has a big voice. OHSC $3600
  • Supro Thunderbolt S6420 (c.1967) 1x15" speaker (replaced, but vintage); replaced cord; casing recovered; no frills, 35 watts. $900

 

Bill Collings, along with his small shop of bench-style builders in Austin, Texas, is, without a doubt, creating some of the best guitars and mandolins being built today. If you're looking to buy a lifetime instrument for yourself, be sure to check out a Collings.  You won't be disappointed. Price reflects discount and case.

  1. MF-5 Varnish (2006, Exc++) One-piece Maple back, Maple sides, Maple neck; Adirondack Spruce top with parallel tone bars; Ivoroid binding on the body, fretboard and peghead; 1-1/8" nut width; Ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlay; compound radius fretboard; bound Ebony pickguard; Ebony peghead overlay with Collings logo and flourish in pearl; nickel Waverlys with pearl buttons (not stock); nickel plated cast brass tailpiece with engraved border; Ebony bridge/saddle with Fishman pickup installed (original bridge is available); HSC (Collings mandolin case, but not the deluxe version). Serial #744 $8200
  2. 0-1 12-fret Maple (2015, Exc+++) 12-frets to the body; Flame Maple back and sides, flame Maple neck; Sitka Spruce top; tortoise color binding on the body only; no binding on the neck or peghead; 1-13/16" nut width; Ebony fretboard with no inlay; slotted peghead with Ebony overlay; nickel Waverlys with Ivoroid buttons; Collings logo in pearl; Ebony pyramid bridge; Ebony string pins; 2-5/16" spacing at the saddle; no pickguard.  Serial #24652  OHSC $3995
  3. 0-3 12-string (2013, NM) 12-frets to the body; Maple back and sides, German Spruce top; Ivoroid binding on the body, fretboard, and peghead; abalone rosette; 1-13/16" nut width; slotted peghead with Ebony overlay; nickel-plated Golden Age tuning machines; OHSC Serial #21525 $5000
  4. 00-2HA (New) 12-frets to the body; Indian Rosewood back and sides, Adirondack Spruce top (beautiful grain and color in this top); Ivoroid binding on the body only; no binding on the neck or peghead; herringbone top purfling; 28-style rosette; tortoise color pickguard; Mahogany neck with diamond volute; Ebony fretboard with short pattern diamonds and squares inlay; bone nut; 1-3/4" nut width; slotted peghead with Ebony overlay and the Collings logo in pearl; nickel Waverlys; Ebony pyramid bridge; bone drop-in saddle; Ebony pins with pearl dots; 2-3/16" spacing at the saddle; TKL hardshell case. $5453
  5. 00-42 Custom (1998, NM-) The very first 00-12 fret made by Collings, and sold originally at the NAMM show. AA grade Brazilian (in 1998), master grade Adirondack Spruce top; Ivoroid binding on the body, fretboard, and peghead; abalone rosette; 42-style top trim; style 3 backstrip; Mahogany neck with diamond volute; short scale length; Ebony fretboard; bone nut; 42-style fretboard inlay beginning at the 5th fret; slotted peghead with Brazilian Rosewood overlay and abalone and pearl torch inlay; Sloan Waverly tuning machines with Ivoroid buttons; no pickguard; Ebony pyramid bridge with bone drop-in saddle; OHSC. We sold this guitar to a really good friend many years ago, and we're thrilled to have it back. We don't see them like this very often. Lovely guitar. Serial #3904 $12,000
  6. C-10 Sunburst (2008, Exc+) Dark-stained Mahogany back and sides, Sitka Spruce top; Sunburst finish top; Ivoroid binding on the body only; no binding on the fretboard or peghead; Mahogany neck; Ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlay; 1-3/4" nut width; bone nut; Ebony peghead overlay; nickel Waverlys with Ivoroid butterbean-style buttons; firestripe pickguard; straight Ebony bridge; bone drop-in saddle; Ebony bridge pins; 2-3/16" spacing at the saddle. Notes: Pretty clean overall; the bridge appears to have been re-glued, but it seems solid. There's a finish check at the center seam, but no separation. This is a wonderfully solid player. OHSC Serial #14358 $3095
  7. C-10 Maple DB (2016, Exc+++) Flame Maple back, sides and neck; Sitka Spruce top with scalloped X-bracing; deep body (dreadnought depth); Ivoroid binding on the body only; no binding on the fretboard or peghead; 1-style Walnut backstrip; 1-11/16" nut width; Ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlay; hairsplit headstock with Ebony overlay; nickel Waverlys; Ebony straight bridge; Ebony pins with MOP dots; 25-1/2" scale length; 2-3/16" spacing at the saddle;  OHSC Serial #25823 $4195
  8. C-10 Deluxe Cutaway Custom (2001, NM-) Walnut stain Mahogany back and sides, Adirondack Spruce top; cutaway; Ivoroid binding on the body, fretboard, and peghead; Sunburst top; 1-3/4" nut width; bone nut; 2-3/16" saddle spacing; firestripe pickguard; Ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlay; Ebony peghead overlay; nickel Waverlys; Ebony straight bridge with bone drop-in saddle; Ebony bridge pins with pearl dots; Maple-Walnut-Maple back strip; chrome-plated strap button installed on the underside of the neck heel; LR Baggs Ribbon (passive) pickup installed; OHSC Serial #6955 $5095
  9. C-10 Deluxe Custom Black (2003, Exc+++) Maple back, sides and neck; Adirondack Spruce top; 1-3/4" nut width; Ivoroid binding on the body, fretboard and peghead; cutaway; custom fretboard extension; Ebony fretboard with no inlay; Ebony peghead overlay; nickel Waverlys; Ebony bridge with bone saddle; Ebony bridge pins; tortoise pickguard; L R Baggs iMix pickup installed. It's not often we get to see a C-10 with all these specs. We're pretty sure it's one of a kind. Love it! OHSC Serial #9252 $5100
  10. CJ-A (2001, Exc++) Lovely Collings CJ in great shape; 14-frets to the body; sloped shoulders; Indian Rosewood back and sides, Adirondack Spruce top; 1-11/16" nut width; Ivoroid binding on the body, fretboard, and peghead; tortoise color pickguard; style-3 backstrip; Ebony peghead overlay with Collings logo in pearl; bone nut; nickel Waverly tuning machines; 2-3/16" spacing at the saddle; Ebony belly bridge; bone drop-in saddle; Ebony pins with pearl dots; OHSC. Nice! Serial #7499 $3900
  11. CJ-35 A (2014, Exc++) Slope shoulder D; Mahogany back and sides, Adirondack Spruce top; pre-war, non-scalloped x-bracing (3-tone bars); abbreviated tongue brace; Ivoroid binding on the body; no binding on the fretboard or peghead; natural finish top; short scale length (24-7/8"); 1-3/4" nut width; Wenge fretboard  with pearl dot inlay; adjustable truss rod; Ebony peghead overlay; nickel Waverlys with Ivoroid buttons; Wenge straight bridge with bone cut-through saddle; Ivoroid bridge pins with no dot; firestripe pickguard; OHSC Serial #23492This guitar has a powerful voice. Love it. $4000
  12. CW Mh A (2005, Exc) Mahogany back and sides, Adirondack Spruce top; larger sound hole; no tongue brace; 1-23/32nds nut width; tortoise binding on the body and fretboard with cross-grain Ivoroid purfling; Mahogany neck with modified V shape; no binding on the headstock; nickel Waverlys; Dalmatian pickguard; Ebony fretboard with no inlay; 25-1/2" scale length; Ebony belly bridge; bone cut-through saddle; Ebony bridge pins with pearl dots; strap button installed on the underside of the neck heel; serial #11232; Blue Heron gig bag. $3495
  13. D-1A (2002, Exc++) Mahogany back and sides, Adirondack Spruce top; 1-3/4" nut width; tortoise color binding on the body only; tortoise color pickguard; Mahogany neck with no volute; Ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlay (long pattern); Ebony peghead overlay; nickel Waverlys; Ebony belly bridge with drop-in bone saddle; 2-3/16" spacing at the saddle; chrome strap button installed on the underside of the neck heel; TKL (non-original) tweed-pattern case. $3395
  14. D-1A (2018, NM-) Mahogany back and sides, Adirondack Spruce top; 1-11/16" nut width; tortoise color binding on the body only; tortoise color pickguard; Mahogany neck with no volute; Ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlay (long pattern); Ebony peghead overlay; nickel Waverlys; Ebony belly bridge with drop-in bone saddle; 2-3/16" spacing at the saddle; Ebony bridge pins with pearl dots; This is a terrific sounding, pretty much new, D-1A.Serial 28631 OHSC $3700
  15. D-2HA (2002, Exc++) Indian Rosewood back and sides, Adirondack Spruce top; herringbone purfling; style 2 rosette; Mahogany neck with diamond volute; Ebony fretboard with diamonds and squares inlay; 1-3/4" nut width; beautiful Brazilian Rosewood peghead overlay; nickel Waverlys; Ebony bridge; bone saddle; Ebony  pins; strap button installed on the underside of the neck; fabulous D-2HA. Gorgeous top on this guitar too. OHSC Serial #13904 $3700
  16. OM-1A V Varnish (2005, NM-) Mahogany back and sides, Adirondack Spruce top (gorgeous top); Tung oil varnish finish; tortoise color binding on the body; 25-1/2" scale; Mahogany neck; bone nut; 1-3/4" nut width; Ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlay; Ebony peghead overlay; nickel Waverlys; Ebony belly bridge; bone cut-through saddle; Ebony pins; Ebony end pin. Fabulous OM. Serial #11585 OHSC $5395
  17. OM-3 Maple German SB  (2012, NM) Flame Maple back and sides, flame Maple neck; German Spruce top; Sunburst finish; abalone rosette; Ivoroid binding on the body, fretboard and peghead; 1-3/4" nut width; Ebony fretboard with no inlay; nickel Waverlys with Ebony buttons; Ebony belly bridge with drop-in bone saddle; Ebony bridge pins with abalone dots; Ebony end pin; OHSC Serial #20652 $5800
  18. OM-42 Braz Adi SS SB  (2011, Minty) Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, Adirondack Spruce top; short-scale length; Ivoroid bound body, fretboard, and peghead; 42-style trim on the top, including abalone rosette; sunburst top; tortoise color pickguard; Mahogany neck with diamond volute; Ebony fretboard with 42-style inlay; 1-3/4" nut width; bone nut; Brazilian Rosewood peghead with abalone torch inlay; gold Waverly tuning machines; Ebony belly bridge with drop-in bone saddle; style-3 back strip; OHSC Serial #18422 What's not to love? $12,900
  19. SJ Custom (`1994, Exc++) 16" small jumbo; curly Birdseye Maple back and sides, flame Maple neck; Spruce top; abalone rosette; black SJ pick guard; style-3 backstop; Ebony end cap; Ivoroid bound body, fretboard and pegged; red stain finish throughout; Ebony fretboard with SJ pearl inlay; bone nut; 1-3/4" nut width; Ebony peghead overlay with SJ diamond and Collings logo in pearl; black Schaller tuning machines and button; Ebony SJ bridge with bone drop-in saddle; black strap button installed on the underside of the neck; Fishman pickup installed; OHSC. This guitar sounds terrific and is in GREAT shape for a guitar from 1994. Perfect for the stage, this one. Serial #941 $6000
  20. Waterloo WL-14 Scissortail (New) 14-frets to the body; natural finish; Maple back and sides, Spruce top with X-bracing; 1-3/4" nut width; V-carved Mahogany neck with adjustable truss rod; tortoise-color bound body; tiger stripe pick guard; Ebony straight bridge with drop-in bone saddle; Ebony peghead overlay with Waterloo logo and Scissortail artwork; 3-on-a-side tuning machines with black buttons. Love these Scissortails! Serial #2298 $2700
  21. Waterloo WL-14X Mh (New) frets to the body; all Mahogany body; Ivoroid binding on the front and back of the body; tortoise pickguard; smaller V-shaped neck; 1-3/4" nut width; adjustable truss rod; Ebony fretboard with dot inlay; X-braced; truss rod; HSC Serial #2511 $2550

 

  1. 0-28 (1893, Refinished) Center strip and neck block read C.F. Martin New York; pre-serial number; braced for gut (nylon) strings; 12-frets to the body; 13-1/2" wide at the lower bout; Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, Adirondack Spruce top; 28-style rosette; fine herringbone top purfling; style-45 backstrip; Cedar neck with grafted-on ice cream volute; Bound body; no binding on the neck or peghead; Ebony fretboard with no inlay; bone nut; 1-7/8" nut width; slotted peghead with Brazilian Rosewood overlay and 3-on-a-side tuning machines with small, slim, oval buttons; Ebony pyramid bridge with flat pins with abalone dots; strap button installed on the underside of the neck heel. Refinished many years ago, otherwise the guitar would have a French polish finish. Rich tone in this lovely and rare little Martin. Non-original HSC $SOLD
  2. 00-28C (1966, Exc) Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, Spruce top; 12-frets to the body; Mahogany neck; slotted peghead; upgraded tuners (Gotoh); original tuners in the case. Non-original HSC Beautiful 00-28C that has been cared for lovingly.  $3200
  3. 7-37 K (1981, Exc-) Dreadnought shape but 7/8 size; Beautiful flamed Koa back and sides, Sitka Spruce top; Bound body; abalone rosette; tortoise color pickguard;20-fret Mahogany neck with style-37 inlays; 1-5/8" nut width; 23" scale length; Rosewood peghead overlay; chrome-plated Sperzel tuning machines; strap button installed on the underside of neck heel; OHSC (Martin thermoplastic) $2500
  4. D-18 (1946, Exc) Mahogany back and sides, Sitka Spruce top (nice wide grain) with non-scalloped bracing; tortoise-grained binding on the body; original pickguard; Mahogany neck (which has been reset); 1-11/16" nut width; Ebony fretboard (re-fretted) with pearl dot inlay; Brazilian Rosewood peghead overlay; original tuning machines; replaced Ebony bridge (period correct) with cut-through bone saddle; some overspray on the body; modern Martin hardshell case. Call for an in-hand description. Incredibly good sounding D-18, this one. HSC $10,500
  5. D-18 (1979, Exc++) Mahogany back and sides, Mahogany neck with no volute; Sitka Spruce top; black binding on the body only; Rosewood fretboard with pearl dot inlay; Rosewood belly bridge; drop-in saddle; black pickguard (under the finish, but we see no evidence of a pickguard-related crack); Rosewood peghead overlay; nickel Grover tuning machines; original black molded case. The action is a tad on the high side, but the guitar is definitely playable. It's all original and has been kept cased for roughly 30 years, Can't believe Mudge hasn't bought this one yet. He loves it. $2600
  6. D-18 Shaded top (1935, Refinished) A good customer friend of ours found this D-18 several years ago, and it was in really rough shape. He took it to Martin and had them replace the bridge plate, re-glue loose back braces, and repair back and side cracks; several frets were replaced; the bridge was replaced, the guitar was completely refinished and a '30s sunburst was added. New peghead decal; nickel Waverlys with oval buttons. Strap button on the underside of the neck heel. Yes, it's had a lot of work done, but at its core, it's still a fabulous sounding 1935 D-18. It really moves the air. Newer HSC $HOLD
  7. D-28 (1965, Exc++) Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, Sitka Spruce top; bound body with b-w-b-w-b purfling; no binding on the fretboard or peghead; Mahogany neck with diamond volute; 28-style rosette; Ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlay; 1-11/16" nut width; bone nut; Brazilian Rosewood peghead overlay; nickel-plated Grover tuning machines; celluloid pickguard (under the finish, but we see no signs of a pickguard crack); Ebony belly bridge with drop-in saddle; all original, and owned by the same family since it was purchased new from Manny's in NYC in 1965. Clean but for two repaired back cracks. This guitar is LOUD! Would be perfect for bluegrass (among other things). Non-OHSC $7500

  1. Alvarez Yairi DYM-90 (2004, Exc+++) Masterworks model; the top of the line for Alvarez Yairi; Solid Ovangkol back and sides, solid Cedar top with scalloped bracing; satin finish throughout; abalone rosette and headstock inlay; Ivory color binding on the body, fretboard, and headstock; Mahogany neck; Ebony fretboard with diagonal inlay at the 12th fret; gold-plated tuning machines; DC bridge; hand-signed by Kazuo Yairi; Fishman pickup system installed; OHSC $1395
  2. Benedetto Benny Deluxe Semi Hollow (2009, Exc++) Chambered Mahogany body; 14-1/2" wide, 2" deep; single Florentine; cutaway; Ebony finish; Ivoroid bound body, fretboard, and peghead (fretboard and headstock binding not usually found on the non-deluxe Benny); Mahogany neck with adjustable truss rod; Ebony fretboard with abalone floral inlay at the 12th fret; 1-23/32" nut width; 25" scale length; Ebony peghead with Benedetto logo; gold Gotoh tuning machines with Ebony buttons; two Benedetto humbucking pickups; one volume, one tone, 3-way switch; Tone Pros wraparound bridge; OHSC $3995
  3. Berger Custom Dreadnought (2006, Exc+++) [Paul Berger, 1936-2015] Three piece Indian Rosewood back and sides, Spruce top; Ivoroid binding on the body and fretboard; no binding on the peghead; 28-style herringbone top purfling and rosette; tortoise color pickguard; Mahogany neck with diamond volute; Ebony fretboard; 45-style snowflake inlay on the fretboard; 1-23/32" nut width; bone nut; Rosewood peghead overlay with abalone torch inlay; nickel Waverlys; Ebony belly bridge with bone, drop-in saddle; white pins with black dots; strap button installed on the underside of the neck heel; OHSC. Formerly owned by one of Nashville's most famous and successful songwriters. See more about Mr. Berger and his work here. $3595
  4. Borges 000-12 Cutaway (2000, Exc++) [Julius Borges, Groton, MA] Indian Rosewood back and sides, Adirondack Spruce top; Venetian cutaway; Ivoroid binding on the body only; no binding on the fretboard or peghead; Mahogany neck with diamond volute; bone nut; 1-13/16" nut width; Ebony fretboard with diamonds and squares inlay; tortoise color pickguard; solid peghead with Rosewood overlay; nickel Waverlys; Ebony pyramid bridge; 2-5/16" spacing at the saddle; bone compensated saddle; Ebony bridge pins with pearl dots; K&K pickup installed; strap button installed on the underside of the neck heel. Some finish crazing on the top, and one noticeable ding in the top (lower bout), otherwise quite clean. The underside of the top is signed by John Slobod (Circa Guitars). This guitar works well for fingerstyle, but it really shines when played with a pick. Wonderful instrument! OHSC $6500
  5. Bourgeois Ricky Skaggs Country Boy (1996, Exc+) Mahogany back and sides, Spruce top; tortoise binding on the body; no binding on the neck and peghead; Mahogany neck; 1-3/4" nut width; bone nut; Ebony fretboard with mini pearl dot inlay; tortoise color pickguard; Rosewood peghead overlay; nickel Kluson tuning machines with butter bean buttons; Ebony bridge; compensated saddle; K&K Mini pickup installed; strap button installed on the underside of the neck heel. OHSC $2700
  6. Dudenbostel Classic D (2006, Exc++) [Lynn Dudenbostel, Knoxville, TN] Honduran Mahogany back and sides with lacquer finish, Carpathian Spruce top with varnish finish; forward X bracing; sunburst top; rosette with tortoise center strip; tortoise color binding on the body; V-shaped Mahogany neck with speed finish; Ebony fretboard with pearl inlay; bone nut; 1-3/4" nut width; Ebony belly bridge with bone cut-through saddle; Rosewood peghead overlay; nickel Waverlys with oval buttons; Dudenbostel decal logo; Tortis pick guard; strap button installed on the underside of the neck heel; non-original HSC (Collings Geib-style). Serial #60. This is one powerful instrument! If you've got the hands for it and a good attack, this guitar will deliver the sound! $12,000
  7. Gadow Custom Setneck HB (2008, Exc+++) [Durham, NC] Mahogany hollow body with flamed Maple cap; f-holes; Mahogany set neck with carbon fiber reinforcement; 1-11/16" nut width; Rosewood fingerboard with 12 inch radius; bone nut; pearl dot inlays; two Gadow hand-wound coil-tapped pickups with nickel covers; one volume, one tone; Ebony peghead overlay; nickel-plated Kluson tuners with tulip buttons; one-piece chrome-plated TonePros Tune-O-Matic bridge; Bigsby tailpiece; OHSC $2495
  8. Gallagher G-65 (2001, Refinished) 14-fret dreadnought; Indian Rosewood back and sides, Sitka Spruce top; Ivoroid binding on the body only; no binding on the fretboard or peghead; zigzag backstrip; Mahogany neck with diamond volute; 25.25" scale length; 1-11/16" nut width; Ebony fretboard with dot inlay; Rosewood headstock overlay; with Gallagher logo in pearl; nickel Schaller tuning machines; Ebony belly bridge with bone compensated saddle; Ebony pins; OHSC $2800
  9. Goodall Grand Concert (2001, Exc+++) Hawaii; 15" wide; Mahogany back and sides, Sitka Spruce top (with some lovely bearclaw figure); Maple binding on the body and headstock; Ebony binding on the fretboard; Mahogany neck; Ebony fingerboard with abalone slotted diamonds inlay; adjustable truss rod; 1-3/4" nut width; bone nut; Ebony peghead overlay with Goodall winged G logo in Paua; gold mini Schaller tuning machines with Ebony buttons; gold-plated strap buttons on the underside of the neck heel. Huge, resonant voice in this guitar. Love it. OHSC $4195
  10. Goodall Koa Grand Concert Custom Lefty (2001, Exc++) Grand concert body; AAAA Koa back and sides (with a bit of sapwood in the center), master grade German Spruce top; cutaway; Rosewood binding on the body, fretboard, and peghead; Abalone top purling and back strip; MOP and Abalone rosette; Koa peghead overlay with MOP and Abalone inlay; Mahogany neck; 1-3/4" nut width; Ebony fretboard with MOP dove inlay; Ebony bridge with MOP dove inlay in the bridge feet; gold-plated Schaller tuning machines with Ebony buttons; FIK fossilized premium Ivory saddle, bridge pins, and nut; gold-plated strap button on the underside of the neck; pickup installed (more information on that to follow); deluxe Calton case (Gray exterior). Special ordered by Cotten Music sixteen years ago. We just replaced the first seven frets in this well-loved, well-played guitar. If you're in search of a magnificent left-handed Goodall, don't miss this one! $4995
  11. Goodall Parlor (2005, Exc+++) Hawaii; 14-fret Parlor; AAAA Koa back and sides, Engelmann Spruce top; Indian Rosewood binding on the body and fretboard, and headstock; abalone rosette; clear pickguard; Mahogany neck with Ebony fretboard; no fretboard inlay; adjustable truss rod; 1-3/4" nut width; 2-3/16" spacing at the saddle; Ebony peghead overlay with Goodall winged logo; gold mini Schallers; Ebony bridge; compensated bone saddle; Ebony buttons with abalone dots; gold-plated strap button installed in the heel; OHSC This Koa parlor guitar is quite versatile, but it sounds its best in the hands of a fingerstyle player! Current list on this guitar, if built today, is $9800. $4500
  12. Goodall Parlor (2000, Exc++) Hawaii; 14-fret parlor size; Indian Rosewood back and sides, Redwood top; Maple binding on the body and headstock; Ebony binding on the fretboard; Paua rosette; Mahogany neck; 1-3/4" nut width; bone nut; Ebony fretboard with abalone slotted diamonds; 25" scale length; Ebony peghead overlay with winged G logo; nickel Waverlys with Ebony buttons; Ebony bridge; compensated bone saddle; Ebony pins with abalone dots; clear pickguard; OHSC Perfect finger style guitar! Current price if built today is $7650. $3600
  13. Heindel 13" Parlor (Used, Exc++) [Joe Heindel, Akron, OH] Handcrafted in Ohio. 12-fret parlor guitar of solid East Indian Rosewood back and sides, solid Sitka Spruce top, French polish finish body; Ivoroid binding on the body, fretboard, and peghead; herringbone rosette; rope purfling on the top and back; 2-piece Maple neck (stained black) reinforced with carbon fiber and a dual action truss rod; bone nut; 1-3/4" nut width; Ebony fingerboard with stainless steel frets; Ebony bridge with bone saddle and bridge pins; Ivoroid end wedge and heel cap. 45-style inspired fretboard inlay; slotted peghead with Rosewood overlay and pearl inlay; engraved Waverly tuners with Ivoroid buttons; quite an interesting parlor guitar with a 25-1/2" scale length! HSC $1900
  14. Hoffman Dream Concert (March 2012, Exc+++) [Charles Hoffman, Minneapolis, MN] From a limited edition series ordered by Dream Guitars; concert size (15-3/8" lower bout); Brazilian Rosewood back and sides with flamed Koa binding, Italian spruce top; Florentine cutaway; Koa and abalone rosette; 1-3/4" nut width; 5-piece neck (Mahogany, Maple, Rosewood) with Ebony heel cap; no binding on the fingerboard; Ebony fretboard with no inlay (side dots only); 25-11/32nds scale length; Ebony peghead overlay with flamed Koa binding and Hoffman "H" logo in pearl; gold-plated Gotoh 510 tuning machines with Ebony buttons; Ebony bridge; compensated saddle; Ebony pins with pearl dots; 2-3/8" spacing at the saddle; OHSC  $6000
  15. JC Baxendale OM DB Sunburst (2017, Exc++) Deep body (dreadnought-depth) Indian Rosewood back and sides, Adirondack Spruce top with herringbone top purfling; 1-11/16" nut width; Ivoroid binding on the body; Mahogany neck with diamond volute; Rosewood fretboard with slotted diamonds; Rosewood peghead overlay; nickel Waverlys; JC Baxendale script logo; belly-style bridge with bone cut-through saddle; Ebony pins with no dots; Harptone Vintage series case. We sold this one when new, and we're thrilled to have it back. It's a fabulous guitar. OHSC $3500
  16. Journey OF660 Carbon Fiber (New) Collapsible guitar for travel; black gloss finish; 24.5" scale; 1-3/4" nut width; collapses to fit in a TSA-compliant carry-on back pack (included with the guitar). $1625 List, our price $1219
  17. Kirk Sand Custom Nylon (2010, Exc+) Indian Rosewood back and sides, Sitka Spruce top with double sound holes; Venetian cutaway; Ebony Mahogany neck; Ebony fretboard with abalone inlay; fossilized Mammoth Ivory nut; Barbera pickup system; German tuning machines; made for, and formerly owned by, Jonathan Burchfield. Travelite case and OHSC Travelite case and OHSC $6500
  18. Larrivee SD-60 SBT (2006, Exc+++) Solid Indian Rosewood back and sides, Canadian Sitka Spruce top and bracing; tobacco sunburst top; one-piece Mahogany 12-Fret neck with volute, African Ebony fretboard and bridge, 1-7/8" nut width; 25-1/2" scale; Mother of Pearl fretboard inlay; Canadian Maple binding with herringbone top purfling, shifted symmetrical parabolic X-bracing, hand-fit dovetail neck, bone nut; enlarged sound hole with herringbone rosette, slotted headstock with Larrivee logo in pearl, custom milled stainless steel tuners, Ivoroid fretboard binding, custom-beveled pickguard; OHSC $2395
  19. Laskin Semi-Jumbo (2003, Exc++) [William "Grit" Laskin, Toronto, ON] It's been quite a while since we've had a Laskin in the shop, and we're thrilled to have this one. Semi-jumbo Cocobolo back and sides with beveled armrest; Sitka Spruce top with soft cutaway; intricate rosette of abalone shell and wood marquetry; Ebony bound body, fretboard, and peghead; Mahogany neck; 1-3/4" nut width; Ebony fretboard with small abalone dot inlay on the upper side of the fretboard; bone nut; shell peghead overlay; gold Schaller tuning machines; Ebony bridge; bone compensated saddle; Ebony buttons with pearl dot inlay; Ebony strap button on the underside of the neck heel; K&K pickup installed; Calton case included in the price. $9000
  20. Lowden S-35 Millennium (2000 Exc+++) Originally part of a set (S-35, and 0-35) called the Millennium Twins, this guitar from Lowden features satin-finish select figured Claro Walnut and an aged Redwood top; clear pickguard; abalone (with Rosewood, Sycamore, Mahogany, and Walnut) rosette; soft cutaway; Maple binding on the body; bone nut; 1-3/4" nut width; 5-piece Mahogany/Walnut/Rosewood neck with soft volute; Rosewood heel cap with two Maple Ms (signifying this was one of the Millennium Twin model guitars); Claro Walnut peghead overlay; gold-plated tuning machines with amber buttons; pinless Rosewood bridge with bone split saddle; 2-3/16" spacing at the saddle; 25-5/8" scale length; original Hiscox case.$4195
  21. Lucas LD-28 Brazilian (March 2006, Exc++) [Randy Lucas, Columbus, IN] Dark Brazilian Rosewood back and sides; Adirondack Spruce top; 1-3/4" nut width; Ivoroid binding on the body; no binding on the fretboard or peghead; 28-style rosette; herringbone top purfling; dark Brazilian Rosewood peghead overlay; Lucas logo in the peghead (not in the fretboard, which is customary); Mahogany neck with diamond volute; adjustable truss rod; Ebony fretboard with diamonds and squares inlay; nickel Waverlys; bone nut; Ebony belly bridge with bone cut-through saddle; bone pins; Ivoroid end pin; tortoise color pickguard; deluxe Calton case. $8000
  22. NoName 12-fret 00 (New) Another wonderful 12-fret 00 from Dan Kugler, of Conifer, CO. African Mahogany back and sides, Adirondack Spruce top; 3-ring Ebony and Maple (NN) rosette; Ebony and Maple binding; 1-3/4" nut width; 2-1/4" spacing at the saddle; 24.9" sale; Mahogany neck; Ebony fretboard; Corian nut; slotted peghead; Stew-Mac Restoration tuning machines; hardshell case. $2895
  23. Novax Charlie Hunter 8-String (Used, Exc+++ A collaborative effort between Ralph Novak and Charlie Hunter, featuring five strings for the guitar and three strings for bass. Swamp Ash body with yellow satin finish; Maple neck with soft volute; 2-1/16" nut width; Ebony fretboard with Novax patented Fanned-Fret system (aka the "multiple-scale" fretboard); dot inlay on the fretboard; side dots; chrome Gotoh tunings machines; custom Bartolini pickup; individual bridge saddles with graphite saddles; one volume, one tone; 3-way switch; OHSC $2995
  24. Peterson M-100 (New) [Neil Peterson, Bandera, TX] Neil tells us this guitar is his 64th guitar, and it's the fifth in a limited edition series of guitars featuring woods of the Bible. Myrtlewood back and sides, Port Orford Cedar top; Somogyi-inspired rosette; Port Orford neck with two-way adjustable truss rod; white Oak fretboard with abalone inlay; 1-3/4" nut width; EVO gold frets; Olivewood peghead overlay; Olivewood bridge; bone nut and saddle; gold-plated Gotoh 510 tuning machines; 24.9" scale length; 2-1/8" spacing at the saddle; TKL Deluxe case. $3500
  25. Posch 00-13 Fret (New) 13-frets to the body; Indian Rosewood back and sides, Sitka Spruce top; 1-3/4" nut width; wood top purfling; Mahogany neck; Ebony fretboard with abalone diamonds and squares (5-7-9); bone nut and saddle; Washburn-style clamshell bridge; slotted peghead with Ebony overlay (and no logo); nickel Waverlys. HSC Sweet player. $3800
  26. PRS Hollow II (2003, Minty) Artist package; carved Maple 10 top and matching back; Mahogany sides; f-holes; this fully hollow body electric guitar offers both acoustic and electric tones. It features McCarty archtop humbuckers and onboard PRS/LR Baggs piezo pickups; V12 thin but protective finish; 1-11/16" nut width; wide-fat pattern shape 22-fret Mahogany neck; 25" scale; Rosewood fretboard with birds inlay; PRS locking gold-plated tuners with Ebony buttons; hybrid hardware; 1 volume, 1 tone, 1 piezo blend, 3-way mini-switch (piezo on/mix/off), 3-way toggle pickup switch; PRS adjustable stop tail bridge; OHSC.$3895
  27. Sahlstrom Small Jumbo Custom (New) [Joel Sahlstrom, Princeton, MN] Our first (new) Sahlstrom guitar to be available at Cotten Music, this Small Jumbo model is made with master grade Honduran Rosewood back and sides (with sapwood center), and master grade Rose Sitka Spruce top with Sitka bracing; the Honduran Rosewood rosette (with b-w-b purfling) has a sapwood detail (referencing the sapwood in the back); 16" wide at the lower bout, and 12" wide at the upper bout, the body features an arm bevel and a rib rest on the top side, with a knee rest on the underside of the waist; there is also a sound port on the top side. The body is fully constructed with hide glue, and it is wonderfully resonant. Indian Rosewood binding on the body, fretboard and peghead; with b-w-b purfling; the neck is one-piece Mahogany with a soft volute; adjustable truss rod; Ebony fretboard with treble-side extension and no inlay; gold EVO frets; bone nut; 1-3/4" nut width; Honduran Rosewood peghead overlay with a custom Sahlstrom S logo in abalone; silver Schertler tuning machines with black buttons; Ebony pinless bridge (with the bridge feet wider on the bass side than on the treble side); bone saddle; 2-1/4" spacing at the saddle; 25-1/2" scale length; strung with Nashville-made String Joy 12-54 strings. TKL case. We're pleased to have this guitar in the shop, and we're looking forward to finding it just the right home. $10,500
  28. SCGC OM Custom Sunburst (2009, Exc+++) This beautiful OM was custom-ordered through Cotten Music back in 2009, and it's a lovely example of Santa Cruz Guitar's workmanship. Specs include quilted Maple back and sides, quilted Maple (two-piece) neck, Adirondack Spruce top; sunburst finish throughout; FS (blue) style rosette and purfling; tortoise color binding on the body; Ebony fretboard, peghead and bridge; nickel Waverlys with Ebony buttons; 1-3/4" nut width; 2-3/16" spacing at the saddle; bone nut and cut-through saddle; original deluxe SCGC case. $5995
  29. Schoenberg 000C Standard (2005, Exc) Built by Bruce Sexauer for Eric Schoenberg; 000-12 fret body size (15-1/6" wide); dark-stained Cocobolo back and sides, Italian Spruce top with bearclaw figuring; wood binding on the body (possibly Snakewood); flamed Maple purflings and rosette; low-profile Mahogany neck with diamond volute; 1-13/16" nut width; Ebony fretboard with 28-style inlay at frets 5-7-9; solid peghead with Cocobolo overlay and Schoenberg logo; nickel Waverlys with Ebony buttons; Ebony pyramid bridge; 2-3/8" spacing at the saddle; bone drop-in saddle; Ebony pins with pearl dots; strap button installed on the underside of the neck heel; OHSC. Lots of depth in the tone of this guitar. $6500
  30. William C. Stahl - Larson Brothers 00 (1920s, Exc++)  [William C Stahl, Milwaukee stamp, made by Carl and August Larson, Chicago] 12-frets to the body; 13-1/2" wide at the lower bout; Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, Spruce top; French-polish finish; celluloid bound body, neck, and peghead; celluloid end wedge and heel cap; beautiful abalone pearl (Japanese?) top purfling and rosette; Mahogany neck; 1-7/8" nut width; slotted peghead; pearl inlay in the peghead; nickel-plated strip tuning machines with celluloid buttons; 25" scale length; multi-colored wood backstop; Ebony bridge with pearl inlay in the bridge feet; 2-5/16" spacing at the saddle. As one customer who played this guitar said, "This one has the voice of an angel." We sold this guitar about five years ago, and we're thrilled to have it in the shop. It was a favorite then, and it's a favorite now. This guitar is incredibly clean, especially given its age. Newer Geib style case. $9500

 

  1. McGill Super SE 25th Anniversary Model (2001, NM) [Paul McGill, Nashville, TN] Serial #32; This guitar has to be one of the most beautiful (not to mention terrific sounding) McGill guitars ever to come through Cotten Music; Super Ace body dimensions; Brazilian Rosewood (with Sapwood) back and sides; 50-year- old German Spruce top (the top was 50 years old when the guitar was built); cutaway; Koa neck with 1-3/4" nut width; Ebony fretboard with treble-side extension and abalone position inlays; Koa binding on the body; slotted peghead with Brazilian and Sapwood overlay; Abalone top purling; gold-plated tuning machines with Ivoroid binding; Brazilian Rosewood and sapwood bridge; RMC pickup system; Water buffalo bridge pins; strap button installed on the neck; Original Modern Case Company case with McGill embroidered logo. $11,000

  2. McGill Super SE (2002, Exc-) Steel string electric; Tasmanian Blackwood (Koa that grows in Australia); Cedar top; Koa neck (unfinished); 1-3/4" nut width; Ebony fretboard with mermaid inlay (She's lifting the anchor from the see) that leads to the "Sails" peghead overlay; slotted peghead; Koa armrest (made by the current owner); new custom McGill-Shaw pickup system with individual composite saddles; HSC Incredible sounding guitar, and the new pickup system is the BOMB. $9000

  3. McGill Tommy Jones Classic (1999, Exc+++) [Paul McGill, Nashville, TN] An usual (and great sounding) older classic guitar from Paul McGill. According to Paul, the back and sides for this guitar are from Central American (possibly Nicaraguan) Rosewood, and the top is made of old-growth German (center) and Cedar (wings); traditional rosette; Ebony nut; slotted peghead with Rosewood overlay; traditional bridge with individual RMC pickups. This is number three of the Tommy Jones models (only three were made) featuring the unusual combination of top woods. If I am remembering correctly, we (Cotten Music) sold the first of the three guitars in this series (although it might have been a prototype--it was Tommy Jones' own guitar) several years ago. The guitar offers beautiful tone throughout, with clarity and good depth. The action is good, as is the overall volume. Can't really tell you what the mark is (it's obvious it's in the wood) on the upper treble side, but it's of no consequence to the sound of the guitar. The guitar comes with a soft-side McGill case. $6500

  1. Breedlove AJ-250SF Plus (Used, Exc) Atlas Series Jumbo with Flame Maple back and sides, solid Sitka Spruce top; Ivoroid binding on the body and fretboard; abalone top purfling and rosette; Rosewood fretboard with deluxe inlay; black peghead overlay with Breedlove "B" logo; Fishman classic 4T pickup system; Ebony pinless bridge; gig bag included. $895
  2. Fender Deluxe Active Jazz Bass (2007, Exc++) Made in Mexico; Vintage white over standard size Poplar body; tortoise pickguard; nickel-plated hardware; Fender noiseless pickups (generation IV, we believe); active electronics; Rosewood fretboard; four knobs; hip-shot de-tuner added; Tough Traveler gig bag. $600
  3. Fender Jazz Bass Reissue (90s, Exc+++) US Made; owned by a former bassist for the group Bread. OHSC $1250
  4. Gibson Country Western Jumbo (1959, Exc+)  Natural finish; Mahogany back and sides (black seem down the back), Spruce top; 16-1/8" wide; rounded shoulders; bound (7-ply top binding, multiple-bound back) body and fretboard; adjustable Mahogany neck with Rosewood fretboard; double pearloid parallelogram inlay; longer pickguard wit h point at upper bout; 24-3/4" scale length; black peghead overlay with pearl crown inlay and Gibson logo; nickel-plated Kluson tuning machines; upper belly bridge with pearl dots in the bridge feet; some strap rash on the back; non-OHSC This is a great sounding Country Western. Seriously great. $5895
  5. Gibson ES-335 Custom Shop (2010, As New) 16-1/2" wide, Figured Maple body; 1-3/4" deep; three-color sunburst; nitrocellulose finish; bound body and neck; unbound peghead; 24-3/4" scale length; 22-fret Mahogany neck with Rosewood fretboard and dot inlay; 1-11/16" nut width; nickel hardware; '57 Classic humbuckers; two volume, two tone knobs; 3-way switch; nickel Grover tuning machines; ABR-1 bridge; stop tailpiece; warranty card and certification of authenticity included in the case. Formerly owned by Larry Carlton; accompanying documentation will be provided to the buyer. OHSC. $4995
  6. Gibson HG-00 (c. 1937, Exc) Converted to Spanish; Mahogany back and sides, Adirondack Spruce top with x-bracing; bound top back and back; sunburst finish; firestripe pickguard; Mahogany neck; 1-7/8" nut width; bone nut; replacement tuners are (Golden Age); Ebony peghead overlay; nickel-plated replacement tuners (Golden Age); Rosewood fretboard with pearl dot inlay; Rosewood straight bridge with two pearl dots; cut-through bone saddle; tortoise color bridge pins; tortoise color strap button on the neck heel. HSC This guitar has a pretty good-sized neck, but it's got equally big tone. Nice guitar. $4500
  7. Gibson Les Paul  (2002, Exc+++)  Custom Shop, Class 5; Weight-relieved (chambered) Mahogany body with cream binding; flamed Maple cap with Tangerine finish; nickel hardware; Mahogany neck with cream binding; Rosewood fretboard with pearl inlay; adjustable truss rod; black peghead overlay; nickel tuning machines with tulip buttons; Gibson burstbucker pickups (2 and 3); two volume, two tone; 3-way switch; nickel stop tailpiece; OHSC $3250
  8. Gibson  Roy Smeck (2008, Exc++) Gibson Custom Shop; Based somewhat on the 1930s Roy Smeck model, this guitar is said to be a prototype what would eventually become the JB Model guitar;12-frets to the body; Indian Rosewood back and sides (not Walnut, as with the JB Model 1), Adirondack Spruce top; bound body and fretboard; deep body(4.55″ at the neck block, 4.83″ at the end wedge) firestripe pickguard; Mahogany neck; Rosewood fretboard with abalone pearl slotted diamonds inlay; short scale length (24-3/4"); 1-13/16" nut width; bone nut; adjustable truss rod; Ebony peghead overlay with the Gibson logo in abalone pearl; nickel Waverlys; Rosewood bridge; white pins with abalone dots (not stock); the guitar was used with a pickup (LR Baggs Element now in the case), so there is a jack hole in place of an endpin. Very good sounding Gibson (as Andrew would have said, "It's a very Gibson-sounding Gibson."  HSC $3750
  9. Gibson J-45 Vintage (2016, Exc++) Sloped shoulder; Mahogany back and sides, thermally cured Adirondack Spruce top; top bracing glued with hide glue; compound dovetail neck joint fitted with hot hide glue; nitrocellulose finish hand polished to a soft VOS finish, tortoise color teardrop pickguard; bone nut and saddle; Rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot inlay; vintage-style nickel tuning machines; Rosewood upper belly bridge; white pins; with DiMarzio passive pickup installed. Great sounding Gibson, this one. OHSC $3095
  10. Gibson Johnny A Signature (2003, Exc+++) This signature model guitar (from the first year it was offered) for Johnny Antonopoulos (aka Johnny A) is a unique instrument featuring the best of Gibson's vintage guitars with today innovative designs. Hollow body construction with 1-piece Mahogany back and sides; carved highly-figured Maple top with Sunset glow finish; cream binding on the body, fretboard, and peghead; Ebony peghead overlay with custom pearl inlay and Gibson logo; Johnny A signature on the truss rod cover; gold-plated Kluson Deluxe tuning machines with vintage-style tulip buttons' 25-1/2" scale length; 22-fret fretboard; two '57 Classic hum buckers; two volume, two tone; 3-way switch; gold-plated ABR-1 bridge with Bigsby tailpiece. This is an extremely versatile small, elegant hollow-body guitar that works for blues, jazz or hybrid picking. I didn't expect to like this guitar so much (but I do). OHSC Serial #JA 215 $4000
  11. Gibson SG SC-3 Ltd. (2007, Exc++) From a limited run of 400 guitars Gibson made in 2007 based on the 1961 SG. Mahogany body with natural finish; three single-coil blade pickups; one volume, one tone (black top hat knobs, one knob missing); Chicken head 6-way switch; USA-made; black beveled guard; Mahogany neck; 22-fret Rosewood board with pearl trapezoid inlay; 1.695" nut width; 24-3/4" scale; Kluson tuning machines with tulip buttons; nickel hardware; OHSC. $1200
  12. Gibson SJ-100 1941 Reissue (Recent, Exc++) Jumbo body shape; Mahogany back and sides, Sitka Spruce top; vintage sunburst finish; bound body with 5-ply purfling; and neck; Mahogany neck with compound dovetail and hide-glue neck joint; adjustable saddle; Tusq nut; Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlay; 12" radius fretboard; 1.725" nut width; 25-1/2" scale length; multi-ply rosette; '40s-style SJ-100 Rosewood diamond-shaped bridge with three mother-of-pearl dot inlays and curved, beveled edges; Tusq drop-in saddle; LR Baggs Element undersaddle pickup with mini volume knob inside the sound hole; vintage-style firestripe pickguard; black peghead overlay with Gibson script logo in pearl; nickel Gotoh vintage-style tuners with white buttons; OEM set up with light gauge strings. OHSC $2450
  13. Gibson Songwriter Deluxe Custom (2007, Exc+) A custom-shop guitar, this guitar features a Gibson Songwriter body with a Gibson Dove neck. Indian Rosewood back and sides, Sitka Spruce top; Venetian cutaway; abalone rosette; tortoise color pickguard; bound body, fretboard, and peghead; Mahogany neck; Ebony fretboard with pearl parallelogram inlays; beveled truss rod cover with Gibson engraving in white; adjustable truss rod; 1-23/32" nut width; Ebony peghead overlay with Gibson logo and crown inlay in pearl; gold-plated Gotoh tuning machines (worn from use); Ebony bridge; bone saddle; Ebony pins with pearl dots; gold-plated strap button installed in the heel; LR Baggs Anthem pickup installed; JLD Bridge Doctor system installed (when new, and for its particular way of affecting the guitar's tone, not because of needed repair). OHSC $2595
  14. Gretsch 6122 Nashville Classic 1959 (2004, Exc+++) Tribute guitar in honor of Chet Atkins brought about with the help of his long-time friend Paul Yandell; after 2007 known as the Country Gentleman; 17" wide; Laminate flame Maple body with burgundy finish; Bigsby; gold hardware; Super-Tron pickups wound by TV Jones to Chet Atkins' specs; no volume control for the front pickup (just like Chet's guitar); 1.7585" wide neck; back of peghead signed by Paul Yandell (July 2004); Imperial tuners. For more information check out this link available on the Gretsch website. OHSC $2295
  15. Guild Bluesbird (Recent, NM-) Based on the late 60s/early70s Guild M-75 Bluesbird; Chambered Mahogany body with figured Maple top; Iced tea finish; single cutaway; 22-fret Mahogany neck with vintage C shape; Rosewood fingerboard with MOP block inlay; short scale (24.75"); 1-11/16" nut width; Seymour Duncan neck and bridge pickups; one volume, one tone, 3-way switch; Ebony peghead overlay; nickel Grover Sta-Tite TonePros locking Tune-o-Matic bridge; Gig bag. $750
  16. LoPrinzi LR-15 (c. late 1970s, Exc++) Solid Indian Rosewood back and sides, solid Spruce top; Ivoroid binding on the body; no binding on the fretboard or peghead; Mahogany neck; 1-3/4" nut width; Ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlay; bone nut; Mahogany peghead overlay with LoPrinzi logo; nickel-plated Grover tuning machines; black pickguard; Brazilian Rosewood bridge; bone compensated saddle; new Martin vintage-style bridge pins; strap button installed on the underside of the neck heel; Plainsboro, NJ label (signed T LoPrinzi); This is a really good sounding LoPrinzi in excellent shape, and the action is good. Currently strung with Martin Retro strings. HSC $1195
  17. Taylor GA Custom (2017, Mint) 12-frets to the body; African Ebony back and sides, Sinker Redwood top with GA 12-fret top bracing; 24-7/8" scale length; Paua top, back, and fretboard extension purflings; Ebony backstrip; Abalone rosette; Venetian cutaway; satin-finish Mahogany neck; Ebony fretboard with MOP diamond inlay; 1-3/4"nut width; bone nut; Ebony peghead overlay; antique gold Gotoh 510 tuning machines with black buttons; beveled armrest; Ebony bridge; Ebony pins with Abalone dots; Micarta saddle; Taylor Expressions 2 pickup system installed; OHSC $6500
  18. Taylor 320 (Recent, Minty) Solid Tasmanian Blackwood back and sides, solid tropical Mahogany top; matte finish; standard scalloped X-bracing; tropical Mahogany neck; Ebony fretboard with diamonds and squares inlay; 1-3/4" nut width; Tusq nut; 24-7/8" scale length; Rosewood peghead overlay; chrome-plated tuning machines; Ebony bridge; Micarta saddle; Ebony bridge pins; strap button installed on the underside of the neck heel; OHSC Sweet Taylor dreadnought that is in pretty much new condition. OHSC $1250
  19. Taylor NS-32CE (2008, Exc+++) 12-frets to the body; Sapele back and sides, Sitka Spruce top; cutaway; black bound body; Ebony fretboard with no inlay; 25-1/2" scale; 1-7/8" nut width; slotted peghead; gold-plated tuning machines with white buttons; Ebony bridge; Fishman onboard pickup system; OHSC Nice hybrid nylon string with nice tone. Great player. OHSC $1050
  20. Taylor T5 Classic Z (Recent, Exc+++) Thinline hollow body acoustic electric; Sapele body with natural-finish Tropical Mahogany top; satin finish throughout; Mahogany neck with 12" radius; 21 jumbo frets; Ebony fretboard; 24.875" scale length; 1.6875" nut width; bone nut; Ebony bridge with bone saddle; Samarium Cobalt humbucker neck pickup (hidden); Dynamic body sensor middle pickup; Samarium Cobalt humbucker bridge pickup; 1 volume, 2 tone controls; 5-way pickup switch; chrome-plated Taylor tuning machines; chrome strap button; Taylor gig bag. The next generation of Taylors T5 guitar, with updated electronics, a thinner body, radiused Ebony fretboard and jumbo frets. Sweet! $1300

  1. Collings MF-5 Varnish (2006, Exc++) One-piece Maple back, Maple sides, Maple neck; Adirondack Spruce top with parallel tone bars; Ivoroid binding on the body, fretboard and peghead; 1-1/8" nut width; Ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlay; compound radius fretboard; bound Ebony pickguard; Ebony peghead overlay with Collings logo and flourish in pearl; nickel Waverlys with pearl buttons (not stock); nickel plated cast brass tailpiece with engraved border; Ebony bridge/saddle with Fishman pickup installed (original bridge is available); HSC (Collings mandolin case, but not the deluxe version). serial #744 $8200
  2. Gibson A-1 (1923, Exc+) A delightful mandolin that plays easily and sounds terrific ; carved Birch back and sides with brown finish, carved Spruce top with black finish; oval sound hole with small transverse brace; Ivoroid binding on the body only; no binding on the fretboard or peghead; oval hole has Ivoroid interior binding and single ring Ivoroid rosette; one-piece Mahogany neck; adjustable truss rod; 12-frets to the body; no pickguard; Snakehead peghead with no logo; nickel-plated strip tuners with Ivoroid buttons; adjustable Ebony bridge; nickel-plated wriggle top tailpiece cover with no engraving; OHSC in fair condition. $3400
  3. Gibson A-4 (1912, Exc++) Birch back and sides with reddish stain, Spruce top with black finish; bound oval sound hole; double rope pattern on either side of solid Ivoroid ring; single Ivoroid binding on the body and neck; Mahogany neck; Ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlay; elevated pickguard with point at bridge cutout; paddle-shaped peghead with Ebony veneer; abalone fleur-de-lis inlay in peghead; "The Gibson" logo in pearl script; inlaid tuner buttons; one-piece compensated Ebony bridge; nickel plated tailpiece with "The Gibson" engraved; OHSC. Fabulous mandolin in great shape. If you're looking for an early teens A-4, don't miss this one. $3195
  4. Gibson F-4 (1921, Exc+) If you're in to Gibson oval hole mandolins, this is one you shouldn't miss. Two point body; carved figured Maple back and sides with dark Mahogany sunburst, carved Spruce top; refinished top (was red, now black); original large pickguard; oval sound hole with Ivoroid and wood rings; Ivoroid binding on the body, fretboard and peghead; pearl dot inlay in the fretboard; treble-side extension; black peghead overlay with double flowerpot inlay in abalone pearl and slanted The Gibson logo; original nickel-plated tuning machines with plain (no inlay on the buttons: adjustable Ebony bridge; nickel-plated tailpiece with engraved The Gibson logo; OHSC Superb example of an F-4. Full, throaty, and balanced tone. OHSC $5000
  5. Heindel Tenor Ukulele (New) [Joe Heindel, Cuyahoga, OH] Koa back and sides, old-growth Western Red Cedar top; camel bone nut and saddle; classical fan-style bracing; lacquer finish; hot hide glue on all wood-to-wood joints; bone pin bridge; Mahogany neck with two carbon fiber neck reinforcement rods; West African Ebony fingerboard with white gold MOP inlay; 12" radiused fretboard; banjo/mandolin fret wire; Aquila Nylagut string; faux tortoise peghead overly, binding, rosette; heel cap, and end piece veneer (all made by Joe); planetary tuning machines; hardshell case. Lovely ukulele, and our second from Joe. $2500
  6. Kimble 2-Point Mandolin (2010, Exc+++) [Will Kimble, Cincinnati, OH] Sugar Maple back and sides, Adirondack Spruce top; Maple neck; Ivoroid binding on the body, fretboard, and peghead; flat Ebony fretboard; mandolin fret wire and pearl dot inlay; 1-1/16" nut width; Ebony peghead overlay with abalone flourish inlay; Kimble logo in pearl; nickel Waverly tuning machines with pearl buttons; adjustable Ebony bridge; James tailpiece engraved with Kimble logo; TKL case. Another wonderful Kimble in the house! TKL HSC $4900
  7. Martin Soprano Ukulele (Exc+++) All solid Mahogany with Ebony nut and saddle; simple rosette. Comes with original bag.  Two in stock. $300
  8. Mendel Mandocello (New) [Joe Mendel, MO]14-5/16" wide; Figured Maple back and sides, Adirondack Spruce top with H bracing pattern; laminated figured Maple neck with radiused Ebony fretboard; bone nut; Ebony compensated one-piece bridge; 25.5" scale length; Allen AR-2 tailpiece; Ebony headstock overlay; Grover nickel mandolin tuning machines. Joe tells us he just recently changed his mandocello scale length from 27" to 25.5", based on customer feedback. This scale length is definitely more comfortable. HSC $2795
  9. Moku Select Series MS-90T (New) Solid African Mahogany back and sides, solid Spruce top; gloss finish; Mahogany neck; Rosewood fretboard and bridge; bone nut and saddle; geared tuners with Koa buttons; abalone rosette; abalone micro-dot fretboard inlay; 1-3/8" nut; 16-7/8" scale. $475 List Our price $402
  10. Moku MV-20T Vintage Series Ukulele (New) The newest Moku uke is styled after the 40's era Martin Tenors. They feature satin-finish solid Sapele back, sides, top, and neck; faux Tortoise shell binding; 1-3/8" nut width; Ebony nut and saddle, and traditional 3-point headstock; chrome geared tuning machines with Ebony buttons. Set up with Aquila Strings. $473 List Our price $402
  11. National NRP Ukulele ('90s, Exc++) Concert size; steel body with blue powder coat; resonator cone; Mahogany neck with shaded finish; Ebony fretboard with dot inlay; Ebony peghead with National logo; Grover tuning machines with black buttons; OHSC $1200
  12. National NRP Ukulele (Recent, Exc++)  Steel body; concert size rubbed nickel finish; round unbound Mahogany neck; Mahogany paddle-style peghead stamped with National name; Ebony fretboard with dot inlay; nickel-plated tuners with black buttons; OHSC Serial #18876 $1500
  13. Vega Triumphal Lap Steel (c. 1941, Exc++) Made in Boston; Curly Maple body with natural finish; Rosewood fingerboard; 23" scale; appears to be original but for the replacement tuners. Cool art deco-style lap steel with original brown hardshell case. $550

Fossilized Ivory, Bone, Water Buffalo and Ebony Appointments by the best: John Mickelson, also known as the Fossilized Ivory King, may he rest in peace. We have no more new sets of pins available, but we still have some gorgeous strap buttons and end pins.  Please email for photos.

  1. Select End pins abalone dot $65-80
  2. Fancy End pins $85

Cases, Gig Bags, Amps

  1. Calton Deluxe Mandolin Case (Used, NM) Canadian-built; White exterior; Royal blue interior; fits most F- and A-style mandolins. $595
  2. Fender Bronco Amp (Recent, Exc+++) $225
  3. Tech 21  Trademark 10 Amp (Recent, Exc+) $150
  4. VVT Jack Pearson Signature Amp (New) 40 watts; 2 6L6s; 15" Eminence speaker; Vintage Ivory Tolex; 5U4 Rectifier; carbon film resistors; volume, treble; middle, bass, reverb controls; spring reverb; bright switch; three-band tone stack; 500hz mid boost switch; larger multi-tap output transformer; 45 pounds. $2395
  5. VVT Jack Pearson Ltd Edition Lindy Fralin Amp (Used) As above, but the modified version of the Lindy Fralin amp, 15" Eminence speaker; separate on/off and standby switches. Terrific amp! $1600

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