March 22, 2019

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  • 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
  • Collings CJ-41 BaaaA SB (2002, Exc++) AAA-grade Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, master grade Adirondack Spruce top; sunburst top finish; Ivoroid binding on the body, fretboard, and peghead; 41-style top trim; abalone rosette; Mahogany neck; bone nut; Ebony fretboard with MOM inlays; 1-3/4" nut width; Ebony peghead overlay; gold-plated engraved Waverlys; Ebony belly bridge with bone compensated saddle; Ebony bridge pins with abalone dots; style-3 backstrip; strap button installed on the underside of the neck heel; Fishman pickup installed; OHSC Serial #7500 $9800
  • 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
  • Goodall RP-14 (2000, Exc++) 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! $3995
  • Kirk Sand Jumbo (2000, Exc++) It's rare to see a Kirk Sand steel string guitar, and a jumbo at that. Indian Rosewood back and sides, Mahogany back strip; Engelmann Spruce top; clear pick guard; Venetian cutaway; Mahogany binding on the body; no binding on the fretboard or peghead; abalone top purfling; wood side purfling; abalone rosette; Mahogany neck with Ebony reinforcements; Ebony fretboard with abalone half-moon and pearl micro dot position markers; bone nut; 1-3/4" nut width; Rosewood peghead overlay with no logo; gold Schaller tuning machines with Ebony buttons; Rosewood bridge with bone insert; Ebony pins with abalone dots; undersaddle pickup installed. This in an incredibly responsive guitar, and it is great for a variety of styles, though it certainly excels for the finger style player. Solidly excellent condition with a bit of pick wear to the top. OHSC $5500
  • 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
  • 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 58/15 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 stoptail bridge; OHSC.$3895
  • 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 Just Arrived
  • Just Arrived: Benedetto Benny Deluxe Semi Hollow (2008, Exc+++); OHSC; Goodall KP-14 (Used, Exc+++) Koa with Engelmann top OHSC; Novax Charlie Hunter 8-string (2008); Parker Fly (1993); PRS Hollow II (2003, NM) 10 top and back; OHSC; Schoenberg 000;

 

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. 00-42 Custom (1998, NM-) 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
  5. C-10A SS SB (2009, Exc+++) Mahogany back and sides, Adirondack Spruce top; Ivoroid binding on the body; lighter sunburst top finish; walnut-stained back and sides, firestripe pickguard; short scale length; Mahogany neck with Ebony fretboard; pearl dot inlay; 1-3/4" nut width; bone nut; Ebony peghead overlay with Collings logo in pearl; nickel Waverlys with Ivoroid buttons; OHSC Serial #16383 $4395
  6. 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
  7. 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; sold with silver-gray Blue Heron gig bag (deluxe white Calton case with dark green interior sold separately). Serial #6955 $4895
  8. 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
  9. 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 $4095
  10. CJ-A SS SB (2010, Exc+++) Slope-shoulder body; Mahogany back and sides, Adirondack Spruce top; Ivoroid binding on the body; lighter sunburst top finish; walnut-stained back and sides, firestripe pickguard; short scale length; Mahogany neck with Ebony fretboard; pearl dot inlay; 1-3/4" nut width; bone nut; Ebony peghead overlay with Collings logo in pearl; nickel Waverlys; OHSC Serial #17151 $4795
  11. CL Deluxe (2015, NM) Honduran Mahogany body; premium Quilted Maple top; dark cherry sunburst finish Ivoroid binding on the body, fretboard and pegged; deluxe purfling; Mahogany neck; Rosewood fretboard with parallelogram inlays; 1-11/16" nut width; 24-7/8" scale length; dark cherry sunburst finish; nickel Gotoh tuning machines with Ivoroid buttons; two volume, two tone; 5-way switch; Lollar humbucking pickups; Kluson nickel-plated stop tailpiece. This guitar is loaded with fat tone that is punchy and present. Love it. OHSC Serial #CL15864 $4095
  12. CW Indian A (2003, Exc+) Indian Rosewood back and sides, Adirondack Spruce top; Ivoroid binding on the body only, no binding on the fretboard or peghead; Mahogany neck with diamond volute; Ebony fretboard with no inlay; Dalmatian pickguard; 1-23/32nds nut width; no tongue brace; larger sound hole; herringbone purfling on the top; nickel Waverlys; black strap button installed on the underside of the neck heel; OHSC $3950
  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-42T (New) Indian Rosewood back and sides, baked Sitka top; 42-style trim throughout; no tongue brace; new traditional specs; hide glue; small bridge plate; wood purflings and rosette; thin finish; aging toner on the entire guitar; gold pearl inlay; nickel Waverlys; Ebony bridge; cut-through bone saddle; Ivoroid binding on the body, fretboard and peghead; 1-11/16" nut width; 2-3/16" saddle spacing; Exotic Ebony peghead overlay; torch inlay in the peghead; Collings case. Fabulous sounding Traditional D. Serial #29035 $7808
  15. DS-42 BaaaA Varnish (2008, Exc+++) Gorgeous AAA grade Brazilian Rosewood back and sides; Master grade Adirondack Spruce top; Adirondack top braces, no tongue brace; varnish finish; Ivoroid binding on the body, fretboard, and peghead; 42-style top purfling; abalone rosette; Mahogany neck with diamond volute; bone nut; 1-13/16" nut width; Ebony fretboard with full abalone tree-of-life inlay; slotted peghead with Brazilian Rosewood overlay and abalone torch inlay; gold-plated Waverly tuning machines; style three backstrip; Ebony belly bridge with bone cut-through saddle; bone pins with black dots; 2-3/8" spacing at the saddle; OHSC This is one of the best sounding Collings guitars we've heard. It's one of the most beautiful Collings we've seen, too. Serial #15796 $15,000
  16. Pete Huttlinger OM-1 Signature (2018, Mint) The second edition of the Pete Huttlinger signature model. Honduran Mahogany back and sides, Sitka Spruce top; cutaway; tortoise binding on the body only; no binding on the fretboard or peghead; beautiful hand-engraved signature and pearl fly fishing inlays on the fretboard; bone nut; 1-3/4" nut width; exotic Ebony peghead overlay; nickel Waverlys; interior label with Pete Huttlinger and #32 (of 50 made); Ebony belly bridge; bone drop-in saddle; 2-3/16" spacing; Collings case. Serial #28015 $4795
  17. OM-1A Custom (2016, Exc++) Mahogany back and sides, Adirondack Spruce top; tortoise color binding on the body only; no binding on the fretboard or peghead; abalone rosette; 1-3/4" nut width; Mahogany neck; bone nut; Ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlay; tortoise color pickguard; exotic Ebony peghead overlay; nickel Waverlys; Ebony belly bridge; Ebony pins with pearl dot inlay; OHSC (TKL) Wonderful OM-1A.Serial #26053 $3895
  18. OM-1A Traditional (Recent, Exc++) Mahogany back and sides; Adirondack Spruce top; no tongue brace; thin, nitrocellulose finish; tortoise binding with custom wood top purfling; wood rosette; 25-1/2" scale length; Mahogany neck with Ebony fretboard; 1-3/4" nut width; 2-5/16" spacing at the saddle; hide glue construction; Ebony peghead overlay; nickel Waverly tuning machines; Ebony belly bridge; water buffalo bridge pins (after market); cut-through bone saddle; LR Baggs Anthem pickup installed; chrome-plated strap button installed; Collings case. This guitar is lightly used and ready to be played! #27685 $4950
  19. OM-1 Sunburst Custom (2008, Exc++) Mahogany back and sides, Sitka Spruce top; sunburst top finish; no pickguard; tortoise binding on the body, fretboard and peghead, with cross-grained purfling under the fretboard and peghead binding; Mahogany neck with diamond volute (unusual); Ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlay; Ebony peghead overlay; nickel Waverlys with Ebony buttons; 1-3/4" nut width; 2-3/16" spacing at the saddle; bone nut; Ebony belly bridge with bone cut-through saddle. The top shows some sinking at the center seam, but it's closed, not open. The guitar is in overall excellent condition, and it's got a big voice. We love it. Serial #15104 $3200
  20. OM-2H SS VN DB (2014, Exc+++)  Indian Rosewood back and sides, Sitka Spruce top (with aging toner); no tongue brace; deep body; short scale length; Ivoroid binding on the body; no binding on the neck or peghead; vintage now spacing; 1-3/4" nut width; 2-5/16" spacing at the saddle; Mahogany neck with diamond volute; Ebon fretboard with diamonds and squares inlay; Exotic Ebony peghead overlay; nickel Waverlys with Ivoroid buttons; Ebony belly bridge with drop-in bone saddle; chrome-plated strap button installed on the underside of the neck heel; OHSC and Mono travel gig bag included in the price. This OM is loaded with custom options. It's a fine player. Serial #23305 $3700
  21. OM-3H (1993, Exc+) This early edition of the OM-3 is essentially a mix of the OM-2H and OM-3 styles; Indian Rosewood back and sides, Sitka Spruce top; herringbone top purfling; Ivoroid binding on the body, fretboard and peghead; abalone rosette; tortoise color pickguard; Mahogany neck with diamond volute; bone nut; 1-3/4" nut width; Ebony fretboard with diamonds and squares inlay; Brazilian Rosewood peghead overlay with Collings logo in pearl; gold-plated Waverly-style tuners imprinted with Collings' logo; Ebony belly bridge; bone drop-in saddle; strap button installed on the underside of the neck heel; light fret wear, but nothing major; the bridge has been re-glued, and the center seam has been re-glued. This guitar is really light in weight and has vibrant voice. We love the older Collings guitars! OHSC Serial #814  $3500
  22. 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
  23. SoCo Dlx (2014, NM) Semi-hollow Honduran Mahogany body with Maple center block; Ivoroid binding on the body, fretboard; and neck; Premium Quilted Maple top with unbound f-holes; cutaway; tobacco sunburst finish; deluxe purfling, Mahogany neck; bone nut; 1-11/16" nut width; Rosewood fretboard with Mother of Pearl parallelogram inlays; adjustable truss rod; Ivoroid truss rod cover; hairsplit headstock with Ebony overlay; nickel tuning machines with Ivoroid buttons; Lollar low-wind Imperial humbucking pickups; nickel hardware; two volume, two tone (Ivoroid top-hat) knobs; 5-way switch; chrome strap button installed; Creamy, rich, fat tone that keeps its articulation intact up the neck. Wouldn't mind owning this guitar myself. OHSC Serial # Soco14449 $SOLD
  24. 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
  25. 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 $2430
  26. 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 $2295
  27. Waterloo WL-14XTR (Recent, Exc++) Mahogany back and sides, Spruce top with X-bracing; sunburst top; firestripe pickguard; Mahogany V-shaped neck; adjustable truss rod; Rosewood fretboard with dot inlay; Ebony nut; 1-3/4" nut width; short scale length; black peghead with painted Waterloo logo; nickel plated Golden Age strip tuners with black buttons; Ebony bridge with bone drop-in saddle; strap button installed on the underside of the neck heel. OHSC. Lightly used and ready to go. Love these guitars. $1550

 

  • Waterloo W-12 Black  (New) Maple back and sides, Spruce top; black top; dark-stained back and sides, X-bracing; firestripe pickguard; Ebony buttons. Waterloo case. On Order

  1. 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
  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. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. J-40 (2012, Exc++) One of the most desired models from the Martin Standard Series guitars; Jumbo body of East Indian Rosewood; Sitka Spruce top with aging toner; scalloped, forward shifted X 5/16" braces; abalone and multi-stripe rosette; tortoise color pick guard; antique white binding on the body; fretboard, and headstock; antique white heel cap; multi-stripe purfling; dovetail neck joint; satin finish Mahogany neck with modified low oval shape and high performance taper; 1-3/4" nut width; bone nut; Ebony fretboard with abalone hexagon-shaped inlay; 25.4" scale; Ebony belly bridge; drop-in, compensated bone saddle; 2-5/32" spacing at the saddle; white pins with abalone dots; Rosewood peghead overlay; CF Martin block inlay in abalone; gold-plated Schaller-style tuning machines; gold-plated strap button installed on the underside of the neck heel; OHSC Robust sounding J-40 with some light wear on the neck and a mark in the top; otherwise quite clean. OHSC $2900

  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 $1595
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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 more information and photos to follow today. $2800
  6. 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! $5995
  7. Goodall Traditional D (Exc+++) Indian Rosewood back and sides, Adirondack Spruce top; Maple binding on the body and peghead; Maple heel cap; herringbone top purfling and rosette; dark Tortis pickguard; Mahogany neck; Ebony fretboard with mother of pearl diamonds and squares; 1-3/4" nut width; bone nut; Ebony peghead overlay with Goodall winged G logo in abalone and mother of pearl; nickel Waverlys; Ebony bridge with bone saddle (drop-in); Basswood string pins with abalone pearl dots; Hoffee case included. Wonderfully robust tone (yet balanced) in this Traditional D. Mudge loves it! $5095
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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 $1220
  12. 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
  13. Larrivee D-09 (2000, Exc+) Indian Rosewood back and sides, Sitka Spruce top; Maple binding on the body; Ivoroid binding on the neck; no binding on the peghead; Abalone rosette; Ebony peghead overlay; chrome-plated Schaller tuning machines; clear pickguard; Fishman Ellipse Aura pickup installed; Non-OHSC $1895
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. Posch OM-RW (2012, Exc++) Honduran Rosewood back and sides, Adirondack Spruce top; "sunburned" top finish; Mahogany neck with diamond volute; 1-3/4" nut width; bone nut; Ebony fretboard with long pattern diamonds and squares inlay; Ebony belly bridge; bone cut-through saddle; Honduran Rosewood peghead overlay; Leo Posch logo in abalone; strap button installed on the underside of the neck heel; K&K pickup installed. OHSC $3295
  20. SCGC OM Custom Sunburst (2009, Exc+++) This beautiful OM was custom-ordered through Cotten Music back in 2009, and it's hard to believe that was seven years ago. This guitar is 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. $6500
  21. SCGC Mandocello (Used, Exc++) Earlier version of the SCGC mandocello...Mahogany slope-shouldered dreadnought-style body; sunburst Sitka Spruce top with pre-war-style scalloped bracing; 8 string mandocello neck; Ivoroid binding on the body; Ebony bound fretboard with pearl graduated dots; 1-1/2" nut width; 25" scale length; wide spacing at the nut similar to the spacing on a Gibson Sam Bush mandolin. Ebony peghead overlay with pearl SCGC logo; nickel Gotoh tuning machines; Ebony bridge, bone compensated saddle; tortoise color pickguard; OHSC Recently adjusted, the finish has been cleaned up, and it's now set up as an octave mandolin. $1800
  22. Stelling Staghorn 5-string Banjo (2000, Exc+++) Curly Claro Walnut Resonator with Staghorn inlay; Claro Walnut neck; Ivoroid and abalone binding on the body and, fretboard; Ivoroid binding on the peghead; Ebony fingerboard with pearl and abalone inlay; Ebony peghead overlay with Stelling logo and inlay in abalone and pearl; 22-fret neck; Stelling nickel-plated geared tuners; Stelling bridge and tailpiece; gently used with almost no wear. Lovely banjo. OHSC $4200

 

  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 Jazz Bass Reissue (90s, Exc+++) US Made; owned by a former bassist for the group Bread. OHSC $1250
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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. OHSC $3299
  7. Gibson J-45 (1967, Exc) Slope-shouldered body; Mahogany back, sides, and neck; Spruce top; Cherry sunburst; Cream binding on the body; no binding on the fretboard or peghead; 24-3/4" scale length; Rosewood fretboard with dot inlay; celluloid larger pickguard with point at the upper bout; Rosewood reverse belly bridge; adjustable ceramic saddle; white pins; chrome strap button installed on the underside of the neck. Recent neck reset; re-fret, and bridge repair (work by Bill Baldock). This one's good to go. $2895
  8. 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. $1400
  9. 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
  10. 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; OHSC $2595
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Taylor 712E (2014, Exc+++) 12-frets to the body; Indian Rosewood back and sides, Sitka Spruce top with vintage sunburst finish; tortoise color pickguard; bound body and fretboard; Mahogany neck with C profile; Ebony fretboard with 14 degree radius; bone nut; 1-3/4" nut width; slotted peghead with Rosewood overlay; gold-plated tuning machines with white buttons; Ebony bridge with drop-in saddle; black pins; Expressions pickup system; gold-plated strap button on the underside of the neck heel; OHSC Sweet player in excellent shape. $1995
  14. 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
  15. 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. Ellis F-5 Special (Recent, As New) Sugar Maple back and sides (one-piece back); Red Spruce top; triple-bound body, neck, and peghead; bound Ebony pickguard; Ebony fretboard treble-side extension; EVO frets; pearl dot inlay; 1-1/8" nut width; Ebony peghead overlay with full Flern inlay (flower pot and fern together; Ebony adjustable bridge; matte gold finish James tailpiece with Ellis logo; matte finish gold Waverly tuning machines with pearl buttons; Ellis branded Collings vintage-style case. Amazing instrument, this one, and all but new. $9995
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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 $HOLD
  8. Kratzer Bulldog F-5 Mandolin (2011, Exc+) [Barry Kratzer, Savannah, GA] F-5style body; Curly Maple back, sides, and neck; Adirondack Spruce top; Ivoroid binding on the body, fretboard and peghead; unbound f-holes; burgundy translucent lacquer finish throughout; Maple neck; bone nut; adjustable truss rod; radiused fretboard with treble-side extension; dot inlay in the fretboard; non-traditional sloped peghead; Ebony overlay; abalone pearl flowerpot and Bulldog logo in the peghead; nickel-plated Schaller tuning machines with pearloid buttons; Ebony adjustable bridge; nickel tailpiece; HSC Serial #61 The instrument is in excellent shape overall, with what appears to be a repaired crack at one of the f-holes. Otherwise, the mandolin is pretty clean. This is a good sounding mandolin, and it's at a great price for a handmade f-hole mandolin. $1500
  9. Martin Soprano Ukulele (Exc+++) All solid Mahogany with Ebony nut and saddle; simple rosette. Comes with original bag.  Two in stock. $300
  10. Martin 1T Ukulele (40s, Exc+++) Wonderful tenor ukulele that plays and sounds terrific. Mahogany back, sides, top, and neck; tortoise color binding on the body; Rosewood fretboard with small dot inlay; Ebony nut; Mahogany peghead; nickel-plated tuning machines with black buttons; Rosewood bridge with bone cut-through saddle; K&K pickup installed. Comes with the original chipboard case and a hardshell case suitable for shipping the instrument. $1300
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Northfield NF-F5S (2014, Exc+) Figured Maple back and sides, Adirondack Spruce top; shaded sunburst Satin finish; Ivoroid binding on the top; 3-piece hard Maple neck with 1-1/8" nut width; striped Ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlay; adjustable truss rod; bound Ebony pickguard; Ebony peghead overlay with Northfield logo in pearl; nickel-plated Schaller tuning machines with black buttons; Ebony adjustable bridge; nickel-plated cast tailpiece; non0original soft-side case (rectangular shape). $2495
  15. Nugget A-5 (1982, Exc+) [Mike Kemnitzer, Central Lake, MI, Serial #72] Flame Maple back and sides, Fir top; sunburst finish; Ivoroid binding on the body and neck; no pickguard; some playing wear; terrific tone and volume; adjustable truss rod; pearl dot inlay in the  Brazilian Rosewood flat fretboard; Brazilian Rosewood peghead overlay with "nugget" logo; nickel-plated Schaller tuning machines with pearl buttons; nickel tailpiece engraved with the old-style "nugget" logo and flourish in pearl; Brazilian Rosewood adjustable bridge; single owner since new. Wonderful woody tone. OHSC (Rectangular) $HOLD
  16. 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. $750

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. Calton Deluxe Mandolin Case (New) Fits F-style or A-style; White exterior, blue interior. $800
  3. Fender Bronco Amp (Recent, Exc+++) $250
  4. Fender Champion Reissue Amp (Recent, Exc+++) $250
  5. Reunion Blues Continental Gig Bag (Used, Clean) Black, dreadnought size $120
  6. 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

contact us: guitars@cottenmusic.com

Note:  Please identify the guitar or instrument you're inquiring about in the subject header
if you use the address above--it's often hard identifying Cotten emails
 in the midst of  a steady stream of spam.  If you write us and we don't respond in what would be a PROMPT manner, please write again.  We probably didn't see your note. Thanks so much! 

 434 Houston Street, Suite 131 Nashville, TN 37203
phone: (615)383-8947 for Saturday appointments: (615) 266-6120
1997-2019 Cotten Music Center
Hours:  M-F 10-6  Saturday by appointment

 

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