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  • Collings 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. $CALL
  • Collings D-1 Torrefied (2017, NM-) Mahogany back and sides, "Baked" Sitka Spruce top with Adirondack top bracing; 1-3/4" nut width; 2-3/16" spacing at the saddle; tortoise color binding on the body only; no binding on the fretboard or peghead; Mahogany neck; Ebony fretboard with dot inlay in pearl; Ebony peghead overlay; nickel Waverlys; Tortis pickguard (aftermarket) installed on the guitar, but the original Collings tortoise color guard is in the case. Sold new by Cotten. OHSC $3200
  • Gibson A-4 (1912, Exc++) OHSC Just Arrived
  • 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
  • Gibson L-00 (1937, Exc-) Sunburst finish; 14-frets to the body; call for in-hand description; HSC $4500
  • Martin 00-DB Jeff Tweedy (2014, Exc++) Custom Artist Edition; 14-fret 00-sized body with dreadnought depth; Mahogany back, sides, top, and neck; sunburst top finish; all woods used in this guitar are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council; Richlite fretboard with white Corian Foden-style inlays; 25.4" scale length; tortoise color binding on the body; tortoise color pickguard; Mahogany V-shaped neck with bone nut; 1-3/4" nut width; Mahogany peghead overlay, Nickel Waverly; label signed by Tweedy, Richlite straight bridge with compensated, drop-in saddle; 2-5/16" spacing at the saddle; strap button installed on the underside of the neck heel. The deep body, along with the all Mahogany tone woods, give this small-body guitar a smooth, rich voice. OHSC (Martin thermoplastic). $1950
  • Martin 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 (refretted) 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. Really good sounding D-18, this one. HSC
  • Martin D-18 Authentic 1937 (Recent, Exc+++) A total powerhouse of a guitar. More info to follow. HSC HOLD
  • Northfield NF-5S (New) Sunburst finish; Solid Maple back and sides, solid carved Adirondack Spruce top; f-hole; regular nut width; HSC $2995
  • Nugget A-5 (1982, Exc) [Mike Kemnitzer, Central Lake, MI, Serial #72] Flame Maple back and sides, Spruce top (type to follow); 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 fretboard; Ebony 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; Rosewood adjustable bridge; OHSC (Rectangular) $CALL
  • VVT Jack Pearson Limited Edition Amp (Used, Mint) 40 watts; 2 6L6s Practically new JP Limited Edition amp from early in the production of the model. Wonderful amp and a great deal. $1795
  • VVT Jack Pearson Amp (New) 40 watts; 2 6L6s; 45 pounds. $2395
  • VVT Jack Pearson 80w Amp (New) 80 watts; 4 6L6s; 55 pounds; reverb tone added $2799

 

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. I-35LC Aged (New) 15" wide at the lower bout; Laminate Maple body with non-grained Ivoroid binding; un-bound f-holes; Faded Cherry finish; "aged" finish package throughout; Lollar Low Wind Imperial Humbuckers; black knobs and pickup rings; Honduran Mahogany neck with C-shape and 1-11/16" nut width; no binding on the neck or peghead; Rosewood fretboard with pearl dot inlay; 24-7/8" scale length; Ebony peghead overlay with Collings logo in pearl; chrome Gotoh tuning machines with Ivoroid buttons; bound pickguard; Tone Pros bridge and stop tailpiece; deluxe case. This one's got a great feel. It's light in weight and is as alive acoustically as it is plugged in. Serial #16816 $4825
  2. MT-2 Birdseye (New) Birdseye Maple back, sides, and neck; Italian Alpine Spruce top; f-holes; honey amber finish; tortoise color binding on the body, fretboard, and peghead; Ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlay; Ebony adjustable bridge; nickel plated brass tailpiece; Ebony peghead overlay with pearl flourish and Collings logo; nickel-plated tuning machines with Ebony buttons. TKL case. Serial #A3788 We love the tone in this mandolin (the volume too). It's a honey! $4140
  3. 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 $8000
  4. Baby Custom (2017, NM) Cocobolo back and sides, Sitka Spruce top; Ivoroid binding on the body only; rope top purfling; Honduran Mahogany neck with volute; 1-23/32nds nut width; bone nut; Ebony fretboard with short pattern diamonds and squares in abalone pearl; 2-style rosette; 24-1/8" scale length; no pickguard; Ebony small belly bridge with bone drop-in saddle; 2-3/16" spacing at the saddle; exotic Ebony peghead overlay with flourish inlay in abalone and pearl; nickel Waverlys; K&K pickup installed. OHSC $4395
  5. 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; slotted peghead with Ebony overlay; nickel-plated Golden Age tuning machines; OHSC Serial #21505 $5200
  6. 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
  7. 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 $4995
  8. 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 $3895
  9. CJ-35 (2014, Exc+++)  14-fret sloped-shouldered body; Mahogany back and sides, Sitka Spruce top with vintage sunburst; Ivoroid binding on the body only; simple Ivoroid rosette; 1-style Walnut backstrip; pre-war, non-scalloped Adirondack bracing with three tone bars; abbreviated tongue brace; tiger-strip celluloid pickguard; gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish; Mahogany neck and headstock with no binding; Ebony peghead overlay with Ivoroid Collings logo; African Rosewood fingerboard and straight-style bridge; 20-fret neck; vintage-style neck profile with 2-5/16" string spacing; 1-3/4" nut width; bone nut and cut-through saddle; 24-7/8" scale length; medium-size frets; pearl dot inlay in the fretboard; adjustable truss rod; Ivoroid bridge pins and Ebony end pin; nickel Waverlys with Ivoroid buttons; sold new by Cotten and in terrific shape. Dry, robust tone in this guitar. Serial #1518 OHSC $3595
  10. D-1 MH (2008, Exc+) Mahogany back, sides, top, and neck; tortoise color binding on the body only; 1-3/4" nut width; tortoise color pickguard; Ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlay; bone nut; Mahogany peghead overlay; nickel Waverlys; Ebony belly bridge; bone compensated drop-in saddle; Ebony pins; K&K pickup installed. Lovely crisp sounding Collings D. OHSC $2995
  11. DS-2HA SB (2013, Exc++) 12-frets to the body; Indian Rosewood back and sides, Adirondack Spruce top with pre-war scalloped X-bracing; Ivoroid binding on the body; herringbone top purfling; sunburst top with herringbone purfling; tortoise color pickguard; Honduran Mahogany modified-V neck with diamond volute; adjustable truss rod; 1-13/16" nut width; bone nut; Ebony fretboard with diamonds and squares inlay; slotted peghead with Exotic Ebony overlay; nickel Waverlys; zipper backstrip; Ebony belly bridge; bone drop-in saddle with 2-3/8" spacing; Ebony pins with MOP dots; Baggs Anthem SL pickup installed; strap button installed on the underside of the neck heel. OHSC (case a small dent in it on the back side) Serial number #21910 $4195
  12. OM-1 (1994, VG) Mahogany back and sides, Sitka Spruce top (darkened with time); lots of playing wear and buckle rash; fabulous open tone; 1-3/4" nut width; tortoise color binding on the body only, no binding on the fretboard or peghead; Honduran Mahogany neck with no volute; Brazilian Rosewood peghead overlay; Collings logo in pearl; nickel Waverlys (the original machines were nickel Klusons and you can see the original footprint of the Klusons); frets are good (the guitar has most likely gotten new frets at some point); no loose braces. Action decent, not low. Saddle has been shimmed. OHSC (older TKL with blue interior). Serial #1385  $2495
  13. 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 $3000
  14. OM-3C Custom (2008, Exc+) Indian Rosewood back and sides, Engelmann Spruce top; tortoise color binding on the body, fretboard, and peghead; tortoise color pickguard; Mahogany neck with diamond volute; bone nut; 1-3/4" nut width; Ebony fretboard with no inlay; cross-grained purfling on the fretboard; Exotic Ebony peghead overlay with the Collings logo in pearl; nickel Waverlys with Ebony buttons; Ebony belly bridge with bone compensated saddle; Ebony pins with pearl dots; style-3 back strip on the back. OHSC Lovely guitar. Call for an in-hand description. Serial #15588 OHSC $HOLD
  15. 00-1A (2002, Exc+++) Sold new by Cotten, and just released back into our inventory by a friend who is paring down his guitar collection. We're glad to have it back in the shop. It's a wonderful 00-1A. 12 frets to the body, Mahogany back and sides, Adirondack Spruce top; Mahogany neck with diamond volute; 1-13/16" nut width; bone nut; Ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlay at frets 5-7-9; tortoise binding on the body only; no binding on the fretboard or peghead; slotted peghead with Brazilian Rosewood overlay and Collings' logo in pearl; nickel Waverlys; Ebony strap button installed on the underside of the neck heel. Some light pick scuffs on the top, and three small dings (hard to show in the photographs); a little bit of wear to the binding in the lower waist of the guitar, but otherwise quite clean. OHSC Serial #7787 $3695
  16. 000-1 Koa (2016, Minty) Flamed Koa back and sides, Sitka Spruce top; tortoise color binding on the body; no binding on the fretboard or peghead; style-1 rosette; tortoise color pickguard; Mahogany neck with 1-13/16" nut width; Ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlay at frets 5-7-9; slotted peghead with Ebony overlay and Collings logo in pearl; nickel Waverlys. This is a beautiful guitar with equally wonderful tone, sitting somewhere between the richness of Rosewood and the articulation and sweetness of Mahogany. Don't miss this one! OHSC Serial #26592  $4450
  17. 000-2HC BaaA Sunburst Custom (1998, Exc+++) We special-ordered this wonderful guitar in the late 90s, and it's treat to see and hear it again after all this time.  AA grade (which today would be AAAA grade) dark Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, Adirondack Spruce top; 1-13/16" nut width; cutaway; shaded top; Ivoroid binding on the body with herringbone top purfling; unbound Ebony fretboard with diamonds & squares inlay at frets 5-7-9; unbound Brazilian Rosewood peghead overlay; slotted peghead; nickel Waverlys; Ebony pyramid bridge with bone saddle; 2-5/16" spacing at the saddle; OHSC. This is a beautiful and great sounding 19-year old Collings 000-2HC. Serial #4334 $7500
  18. SJ (2014, Minty) Collings' version of the J-185...16" small jumbo; European flame Maple back, sides, and neck; Sitka Spruce top; Ivoroid binding on the body, fretboard and peghead C-shape neck; Ebony fretboard with pearl SJ modern diamond markers; 1-11/16" nut width; bone nut; Ebony peghead overlay with single pearl modern diamond inlay and Collings logo; gold Waverly tuning machines; 3-style Chevron backstrip; firestripe pickguard; modern Ebony bridge with drop-in bone saddle; 2-3/16" spacing at the saddle; 25-1/2" scale length; OHSC. Serial #23189 $4095
  19. Waterloo WL-12 (New) 12-frets to the body; Maple back and sides with dark stain; Spruce top with sunburst; X-braced top; Mahogany neck with round profiles; 1-3/4" nut width; adjustable truss rod; firestripe pickguard; nickel tuners with black buttons. Waterloo case. Serial #1827 $2025
  20. Waterloo WL-14X (New) Jet black finish; smaller neck profile; x-braced top; white pickguard; T-bar. HSC Serial #1130 $1935
  21. Waterloo WL-14LTR (2014, Exc+++) This is a wonderful example of the ladder-braced Waterloo. We sold it when it was new, and we're thrilled to have it back in the shop. Mahogany back and sides, Spruce top with ladder bracing; 1-3/4" nut width; sunburst top; firestripe pickguard; regular neck; truss rod; cut-through saddle (no longer offered on this model); OHSC Serial #247 $1550
  22. 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 $2295

 

NOTE: At Collings' request, we are NOT able to change any specifications (pickguard color, tuner buttons, etc.) on Waterloo guitars already on order and in production. We are, however, most happy to order a Waterloo for you with your choice of available options. Shoot us an email, or give us a call!

  • Parlor 1T Mahogany back and sides, Sitka Spruce top; Collings case April 2018 SOLD
  • Waterloo WL-14 Mh 14 frets to the body; all Mahogany body; April HOLD
  • OM-1A JL Adirondack Spruce top; traditional neck (1-3/4" nut, 2-5/16" spacing) drop-in bone saddle; Collings Case. April SOLD
  • 290 DC S 1959 Faded Crimson; dot inlay; tortoise pickguard; tortoise truss rod cover; black knobs, single pickup; P-90 Dog ear bridge pickup; Collings Wraparound bridge May 2018 SOLD
  • DS-2H Indian Rosewood back and sides; Sitka Spruce top; 1-13/16" nut width; diamonds & squares inlay; slotted peghead with Exotic Ebony overlay; nickel Waverlys. Deluxe TKL case. SOLD
  • OM-1A JL Adirondack Spruce top; 1-11/16 nut width; new taper neck; pickguard August SOLD
  • OM-2HT Indian Rosewood back and sides, baked Sitka top; 1-3/4" nut width; 2-5/16" spacing at the saddle; Collings case September
  • OM-1A JL Adirondack Spruce top; 1-11/16 nut width; new taper neck; pickguard October
  • D-42T Indian Rosewood back and sides, baked Sitka top; traditional specs; Ivoroid binding on the body, fretboard and peghead; 1-3/4" nut width; 2-5/16" saddle spacing; 42-style trim throughout; torch inlay in the peghead; Collings case. December SOLD

  1. 00-21NY (1964, Exc) 12-frets to the body; Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, Spruce top; tortoise color binding on the body; 5-9-5 sound hole rings; no pickguard (a clear guard has been added); Mahogany neck with no volute; 1-13/16" nut width; Brazilian Rosewood fretboard with no inlay; Brazilian Rosewood heel cap; strap button installed on the underside of the neck heel; slotted peghead (rounded slots) with Brazilian Rosewood overlay; nickel-plated tuning machines with white buttons; Brazilian Rosewood straight bridge; cut-through bone saddle; Ebony pins with pearl dot inlay; K&K pickup installed; some wear throughout. Newer Martin hardshell case. It's been a while since we have seen a 00-21NY. We like this guitar a lot. Call for an in-hand description. $4500
  2. 5-18 Marty Robbins Custom (2011, Near Mint) Size 5 Terz; 12-frets to the body; solid Mahogany back and sides, solid Adirondack Spruce top with 1/4" unscalloped bracing; tortoise color Delmar pickguard; tortoise color binding on the body and heel cap; no binding on the fretboard or peghead; old-style 18 rosette; 21.4" scale length; Mahogany low oval neck with Ebony fretboard; state of Texas inlay at the 5th fret, and the lone star at the 7th fret; old-style 18 inlay at frets 9, 12, and 15; bone nut; Madagascar Rosewood peghead overlay; nickel-plated Gotoh tuning machines with butterbean knobs; Ebony straight bridge; bone cut-through saddle; black pins with pearl dots; paper label signed by Marty Robbins' son Ronny; numbered in sequence. This one is #52.OHSC $2095
  3. D-18 (1979, Exc++) All original; 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. $2600
  4. D-18 (2016, Exc+++) Mahogany back and sides, Sitka Spruce top; old-style 18 rosette; tortoise color binding on the body, end wedge, and heel cap; tortoise color pickguard; 1-3/4" nut width; forward-shifted, scalloped, X-bracing; modified low-oval neck with high performance taper; bone nut; Ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlay; Ebony belly bridge with black bridge pins; bone compensated saddle; 2-5/32nds spacing at the saddle; East Indian Rosewood peghead overlay; Grover butterbean open back tuning machines; OHSC. A solid Martin all the way around. Great guitar. $SOLD
  5. D-18 Authentic 1939 (2013, NM) Mahogany back and sides, Adirondack Spruce top (beautiful wide grain); period-correct style-18 appointments; dove-tail neck joint with hide-glue construction; 1939 rearward shifted X brace; scalloped 5/16" bracing; Madagascar Rosewood backstrip; tortoise-color binding on the body; tortoise color end wedge; Mahogany neck with authentic 1939 shape and standard taper; bone nut; 1-11/16" nut width; 25.4" scale length; Madagascar Rosewood peghead overlay; nickel Waverly tuning machines; Martin golden era script logo inlay; Ebony fretboard with abalone old-style 18 inlay; Ebony belly bridge with glued in long saddle; 2-1/8" spacing at the saddle; bone saddle with 16" radius; Ebony bridge pins with no dot; faux tortoiseshell pickguard; (This is not a VTS model, which for many players, we're told, this is a plus.) OHSC $3895
  6. D-18 Golden Era 1934 (2006, Exc+++) Mahogany back and sides, Adirondack Spruce top; forward-shifted X-brace; scalloped, 5/16" Adirondack bracing; black binding on the body only; tortoise color end wedge; satin-finish modified V-shaped neck; Ebony fingerboard with abalone dot inlay; Ebony heel cap; faux tortoise pickguard; bone nut; 1-3/4" nut width; Brazilian Rosewood peghead overlay; nickel Waverly tuning machines; Ebony belly bridge; cut-through bone saddle; 16" radius; 2-5/16" spacing at the saddle; black bridge pins; OHSC (Geib). $2795
  7. D-28 Golden Era (2001, Exc+++) Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, Adirondack Spruce top; herringbone top purfling; old-style wood fiber rosette; scalloped Adirondack Spruce bracing; forward-shifted X bracing; Ivoroid binding on the body only; modified V-shaped Mahogany neck with diamond volute; Ebony fretboard with 1-3/4" nut width and diamonds & squares inlay; 25.4" scale length; 2-5/16" spacing at the saddle; 25.4" scale length; fossilized Ivory bridge pins, long saddle, and bridge pins (black dot); tortoise color pickguard; Brazilian Rosewood peghead overlay with Golden Era decal; nickel Waverly tuning machines. Recent set up by Richard Starkey, and it plays beautifully. Fabulous sounding D-28GE. Signed paper label, and number 330 of the total made. OHSC $8500
  8. D-45  (2004, Exc+++) 14-frets to the body; East Indian Rosewood back and sides, Sitka Spruce top with scalloped X-braces; 5/16" size braces; low profile Mahogany neck with standard taper and diamond volute; dovetail neck joint; abalone and multi-strip 45-style rosette; style-45 and multi-strip top, side, and back purfling; white binding on the body, fretboard, and neck; white end wedge and heel cap; 20 fret neck; 1-11/16" nut width; bone nut; 25.4" scale length; Ebony fretboard with 45-style hexagon inlay; solid peghead with square taper; East Indian Rosewood peghead overlay; 45-style abalone block inlay (C F Martin); Ebony belly bridge with drop-in compensated saddle with 16" radius; 2-1/8" spacing at the saddle; Martin Schaller-style gold-plated tuning machines with large buttons; white plastic bridge pins with abalone large-dot inlay; tortoise-color pickguard; strap button installed on the underside of the neck; Geib-style case (upgraded from the molded 640 case). All in all, this D-45 is a fine example of Martin's original "luxury" model guitar. The playability is excellent, and the craftsmanship is top notch. This is a terrific D-45. OHSC $5395

  1. Aleyas Dreadnought (2016, Exc+++) [Lee Chapman, Charleston, WV] Mahogany back and sides (traditional 18-style) with tortoise color binding on the body; torrefied Adirondack Spruce with torreified Sitka Spruce bracing and a Clarence White style pickguard. Slim, modified V-shaped Mahogany neck; 1-11/16" nut width; Ebony fretboard with no inlay (side dots only); Honduran Rosewood peghead overlay; nickel Waverlys with oval buttons; Ebony belly bridge with cut-through bone saddle and Ebony un-slotted bridge pins. Wonderful D with crunchy, powerful tone. HSC $2875
  2. Bart Reiter Standard Banjo (2017, As New) [Bart Reiter, East Lansing, MI] 5-string, open-back, 11" dark-stained 2-ply Maple rim; rolled brass tone ring; Elite head; notched tension hoop; Mahogany neck; dowel stick construction; bone nut; Ebony fingerboard with frailing scoop; dot inlay on the fretboard; 26-1/4" scale length; 17 nickel silver frets; star inlay in the peghead; 4 planetary tuning machines; geared 5th machine; 5/8" Ebony top bridge; No Knot tailpiece. HSC $1000
  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. Berger 5-28R Size 5 Terz (2014, Exc-) [Paul Berger] Brazilian Rosewood back and sides (old-growth wood from Martin, where Mr. Berger worked in the '60s; you can see the saw marks from when this wood was cut); Spruce top with some bearclaw figure; abalone rosette; Mahogany neck with diamond volute; Rosewood fretboard with pearl dot inlay; Rosewood peghead overlay with abalone and pearl torch inlay; gold Waverlys with vintage-style Ivoroid buttons; Rosewood straight bridge with drop-in saddle; strap button on the underside of the neck heel. OHSC $2700
  5. Breedlove MJ Custom (1995, #138, Exc+++) [Steve Henderson era] Jumbo body size; Flame Maple back, sides, and neck; Sitka Spruce top; sharp cutaway; Ivoroid binding on the body, fretboard and peghead; abalone rosette; Ebony fretboard with  MOP birds-in-flight inlay at the 12th fret; Ebony peghead overlay with Breedlove logo in pearl; gold Schaller tuning machines with Ebony buttons; Ebony pinless bridge with bone saddle; this instrument was built when Steve Henderson was still head of the shop (and signing the labels) at Breedlove.  We custom ordered this guitar custom for a good friend who has since passed away,  and we're honored to have it offer to you now. I should dig out my old (film) photos of the time Darcy and I drove to visit Steve and his family in Bend, OR. The trip from Bend back to Portland over the mountain range late that night was unnerving for both of us, lol. OHSC $2995
  6. Fairbanks F-20 (Recent, Exc++) Honduran Mahogany back and sides, Red Spruce top with unscalloped X-bracing; Honduran Mahogany neck with modern "c" shape; 2-way truss rod; 1-3/4" nut width; Ebony fretboard with traditional Nick Lucas inlay; 24.75" scale length; nitrocellulose finish; sunburst throughout; Tor-tis pickguard; OHSC $3895
  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. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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); Cocobolo back and sides (yes, Dream Guitars' site says Brazilian, but we are pretty sure it's Cocobolo) 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
  11. Huss and Dalton OM-C (Recent, Exc++) Indian Rosewood back and sides, Sitka Spruce top; soft cutaway; Rosewood binding on the body and neck; abalone rosette; tortoise color pickguard; Mahogany neck with 1-3/4" nut width; bone nut; Ebony fretboard with "stingray" inlay; 25.4" scale length; Ebony bridge; bone compensated saddle; 2-7/32" spacing at the saddle; Rosewood peghead overlay; gold tuning machines; OHSC $3095
  12. JC Baxendale D-18 (New) Honduran Mahogany back and sides, Sitka Spruce top with Adirondack Spruce top bracing; Tortoise color binding on the body; 18-style rosette; tortoise color pickguard; 25.4" scale length' 1-3/4" nut width; Mahogany neck; Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard; pearl dot inlay; Brazilian Rosewood peghead overlay with JC Baxendale gold script logo; nickel Waverlys; Brazilian Rosewood bridge with unbleached bone long saddle; 2-3/8" spacing at the saddle; Harptone Vintage Series case. $4500
  13. JC Baxendale 00-18 (New) 12-frets to the body; Honduran Mahogany back and sides, Adirondack Spruce top; Ivoroid binding on the body; 28-style top trim (herringbone purfling; 28-style rosette); Mahogany neck with diamond volute; Ebony fretboard with three diamonds/squares inlays at 5-7-9; more; 1-3/4" nut width; Ebony belly bridge with bone cut-through saddle; slotted peghead with JC Baxendale gold script logo; nickel Waverly tuning machines with Ivoroid buttons; Harptone Vintage Series case. $4500
  14. J C Baxendale 000-42 Custom (New) [J C Baxendale, Colorado] Amazon Rosewood back and sides, Adirondack Spruce top with Adirondack bracing; deeper body than regular 000 or OM; dark sunburst top;  42-style trim on the body, neck, and peghead; 24.9" scale length; Mahogany neck with soft V-shape; Ebony fretboard with 42-style snowflake inlay; bone nut; 1-3/4" nut width; Ivoroid binding on the body, fretboard, and peghead; traditional torch inlay in the peghead; Waverly tuners with Ivoroid butterbean-shaped buttons; LR traditional Ebony bridge with bone saddle; Baggs Lyric pickup installed; strap button installed on the underside of the neck heel; Harptone Vintages Series case. $5500
  15. Kohno Model 20 (1975, Exc) [Masaru Kohno, Tokyo, Japan] Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, Spruce top; Mahogany neck with Ebony reinforcement; 53mm nut width; bone nut; finish wear to the back of the neck; 650mm scale length; marquetry rosette; Ebony fretboard; gold-plated, etched tuning machines with pearl buttons; Rosewood peghead overlay; one crack on the back in upper bout region (roughly 4" long); normal playing wear on the top and back; gray molded OHSC $2495
  16. 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
  17. Lichty Dreadnought Custom (2011, Exc-) [Jay Lichty, Tryon, NC] Claro walnut back and sides, German Spruce top; Rosewood binding on the body only; pearl top purfling; pearl rosette; Mahogany neck with Claro Walnut binding; [Jay  Lichty, Tryon, NC] Claro walnut back and sides, German Spruce top; Rosewood binding on the body only; pearl top purfling; pearl rosette; Mahogany neck with Claro Walnut binding; Ebony fretboard with slotted diamond inlay; camel bone nut; 1-3/4" nut width; soft cutaway; Claro Walnut heel cap; no pickguard; Claro Walnut peghead overlay with slotted diamonds and dot inlay; "L" logo in abalone pearl; Cosmo black chrome Gotoh 510 tuning machines; Ebony modified belly bridge; drop-in camel bone saddle; Ebony string pins with abalone dot inlay; OHSC. This guitar has been played quite a bit, and though it some marks, the tone is full and the volume is loud. This is a lovely custom guitar available for roughly a third the cost of buying a new one. $2095
  18. 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
  19. Mike Long 000-18 RS (Recent, Exc+) Mahogany (Sapele?) back and sides, Red Spruce top; 000-sized Tortis pickguard; tortoise binding on the body; herringbone top purfling; zipper backstrip; Mahogany neck with diamond volute; Ebony fretboard with diamonds and squares inlay and a pearl rectangular inlay with the luthier's name; 1-11/16" nut width; 25.4" scale; Rosewood peghead overlay; nickel-plated Grover butter bean tuning machines; Ebony belly bridge with drop-in saddle; strap button installed on the underside of the neck heel. Good, robust-sounding guitar. HSC. $2200
  20. New Era Crooked Star (New) Euphonon Style; 16" lower bout; Mahogany back and sides, Adirondack Spruce top (lovely grain); Ivoroid binding on the body; large tortoiseshell pickguard; multi-color wood rosette; Mahogany neck with bone nut and 1-3/4" nut width; 25.5" scale length; Rosewood fretboard with dot inlay (dot inside of a dot, actually); Ebony peghead overlay with crooked star inlay; Golden Age tuning machines with cream-colored buttons; Rosewood bridge; non-compensated bone saddle with 2-3/8" spacing; Ivoroid bridge pins, strap button and end pin. HSC Responsive, dry, woody sounding guitar. Nice! $2500
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. Posch OM-M (New) [Leo Posch, McLouth, KS] Cuban Mahogany back and sides, Engelmann Spruce top; tortoise binding on the body only; Mahogany neck; 1-3/4" nut width; Ebony fretboard with dot inlay; Ebony peghead overlay with Leo Posch in Abalone; nickel Waverlys with Ivoroid buttons; OM-size tortoise color pickguard; Ebony belly bridge; bone cut-through saddle; Ebony buttons with abalone dot inlay; Ebony strap button with abalone. Beautiful instrument with a rich, articulate voice. Deluxe case. $3995
  24. Posch Grand Auditorium (New) [Leo Posch, McLouth, KS] Something a bit different from our friend Leo Posch (McLouth, KS): this is his GA (Grand Auditorium) body, offering depth of tone similar to that of a dreadnought, but with slightly less bass, and more overall balance. The body is similar to the Martin 0000-, or M- size in width, and to the OM in depth. Indian Rosewood back and sides, Adirondack Spruce top; multi-ply w-b-w-b-w binding on the top; bound body, unbound fretboard and peghead; 1-3/4" nut width; 2-5/16" saddle spacing; something akin to "advanced-X" top bracing; Mahogany neck with diamond volute; bone nut; Rosewood peghead overlay with Leo Posch logo in pearl; nickel Waverlys with Ivoroid buttons; Ebony fretboard with MOP dot inlay; 000-size pickguard; belly bridge with drop-in bone saddle; deluxe case. Love Leo's guitars. This one's no exception! $3995
  25. Posch NL (Nick Lucas) (New) Leo Posch, McLouth, KS] Beautiful quilted Maple back, sides and neck; Adirondack Spruce top; sunburst finish (or as Leo puts it, sunburnt); deep body; Ebony fretboard, bridge and peghead overlay; fancy cloud inlay in the fretboard and peghead (with a moon, too, in the peghead); Ivoroid binding on the body and fretboard; no binding on the peghead; firestripe pickguard; nickel Waverlys with Ivoroid buttons; Ebony straight bridge with bone long saddle; bone nut; 1-3/4" nut width; strap button installed (by Leo) on the underside of the neck heel. Wonderful and unique, this Posch NL! HSC $4700
  26. RS Guitarworks Old Friend Slab Whiteguard Tele (New, Relic'd) Fiesta red finish over lightweight Ash body; one-piece Maple neck; 63C neck shape; 6105 frets; 10" radius; Lindy Fralin Custom RS pickups; RS Superpot; CTS Audio Tone; CRL Switch; Switchcraft jack and RS cap; aged hardware; nickel Kluson machines; Custom G&G case. $2595
  27. RS Guitar Works Stepside MK32 Bass (New) Three color burst over Mahogany body; Maple neck with Rosewood fretboard; 32" scale; 10" radius; 6105 fret size; TV Jones Thundertron pickups; RS Superpot; CTS Audio Tones, Switchcraft Jack, and RS Guitarcap; Hipshot Bridge, Hipshot "Ultralites" Tuners; Custom G&G case. Lightweight, great sounding (and comfortable) bass from our friends in Winchester, KY. $2695
  28. SCGC D-PW (2005, Exc) Indian Rosewood back and sides, Sitka Spruce top; Mahogany V neck; 1-11/16" nut width; solid square peghead; Ebony fingerboard & bridge with small dot inlay; 2-3/16" width at the 14th fret.  Santa Cruz butterbean tuners.  The neck has been reset and bridge re-glued.  The Advanced X bracing makes this guitar great for rhythm and finger-style playing. Excellent sounding guitar. OHSC $2600
  29. SCGC H-13 (Recent, NM) Mahogany back and sides, Sitka Spruce top with H-13 scalloped and tapered bracing; sunburst top; Ivoroid binding on the body and neck; no binding on the peghead; 25.375" scale length; Mahogany V-shaped neck; Ebony fretboard with no inlay; tortoise color pickguard; slotted peghead with Ebony overlay; nickel Waverlys with Ivoroid buttons; deluxe Ameritage (SCGC) case. $3495
  30. 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. $6900
  31. 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. $2500
  32. Sobell Model 1 (2000, Exc+) [Stefan Sobell, Northumberland, England] Indian Rosewood back and sides, Spruce top; herringbone top purfling; double herringbone rosette; Rosewood binding on the body; no binding on the fretboard or peghead; Mahogany neck; Ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlay; 1-3/4" nut width; Indian Rosewood peghead overlay; gold-plated Gotoh tuning machines; Ebony bridge; compensated bone saddle; Ebony bridge pins with abalone inlay; gold-plated strap button on the underside of the neck heel; K&K pickup installed; repaired top seam and bridge; OHSC (Hiscox) $7500
  33. Webber Jumbo (1999, VG+) [David Webber, Vancouver, Canada] 16" lower bout; Mahogany back and sides, 4" deep at the end block, Spruce top; wood binding on the body; one-piece Mahogany neck with dove-tail neck joint; 1-3/4" nut width; Ebony fretboard;  bone nut;  25.4" scale length; standard wood rosette; Ebony peghead overlay with Webber "W" inlay in the peghead; nickel Waverlys; well-played guitar with quite a bit of wear (don't miss this part--there's lots of playing wear), but the sound is fabulous, and we like the guitar a lot. If you're looking for a handmade guitar that won't cost you handmade prices, here's your guitar. Did we say it has a lot of playing wear (and yes, through the finish in places)? That said, this guitar is REALLY good. OHSC $1095

 

  1. McGill Super Ace (New) Nylon string acoustic-electric; Indian Rosewood back and sides, Cedar top; Cocobolo binding on the body with black, Maple, and Paduak purfling; Mahogany neck with Myrtlewood and Paduak; 1-7/8" wide nut; slotted peghead with Cocobolo veneer; Schertler black anodized tuning machines; Ebony fretboard with figured Koa and Abalone geometric markers; LED light side markers with 9-volt battery, operated with sound hole mounted switch; Cocobolo bridge; amplification: Graphtech pickups featuring McGill-Timberlake electronics; individual string volume adjustment and differential feedback suppression. HSC $10,000

  2. 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

  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

  4. Navarro Rodriguez-Style Classic (2012, Exc-) [Francisco Navarro Garcia; Paracho, Mexico] Specifically known as the Special Grand Concert Classic, this guitar was made in the style of the Rodriguez classical. Solid Cocobolo back and sides, solid Cedar top; French polish finish; Ebony fretboard with 650mm scale; 52mm nut width; Brazilian Rosewood bridge; marquetry rosette; upgraded tuning machines ($250-300); current price, new: $4000. Shows some playing wear, but is structurally sound. This is a lovely instrument with an amazing voice. OHSC $2200

  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. Composite Acoustics Artist Legacy Dreadnought (2005, Exc++) If you need a guitar that is not affected by changes in the weather, well, here's a great one for you. Carbon fiber, back, sides, top, and neck; black tuning machines with 18:1 ration; Carbon fiber bridge and saddle; LR Baggs Dual Source pickup (the mic works, the Ribbon does not, and we're selling it for the customer "as is"); Gig bag included in the price. $1200
  3. Fender Partscaster Tele (Used, Exc) Ash body with flame Maple cap; three-color sunburst; chrome-plated with (Stew Mac) parts; black three-ply Seymour Duncan quarter pounder pickups; volume and tone knobs; 3-way switch; GUS-made (American Standard) Maple neck with black dot inlay; Fender tuning machines; gig bag. Pretty clean other than a poorly touched up top mark (see below the tone/volume knobs), Good value in a parts guitar! Gig bag included in the price. $695
  4. Fender Telecaster (c. 1974-75, VG+) Original blonde finish on the Ash body; original chrome-plated hardware, tuners, pickups, and electronics; back of the neck was refinished; fretboard finish is original; front of headstock refinished except for the area around the decal; white pickguard; one tone/volume pot has been re-soldered; two hairline fractures in the neck have been repaired; the serial number could be 1974 or 1975, but the pickups date to 1974. Original case. Call for more info.$1700
  5. Fender '52 Vintage Reissue Tele (2015, Exc+++) Ash body; butterscotch nitrocellulose finish body and neck; bolt-on U-shaped Maple neck with 7.25" radius; 21-frets; 25.5" scale length; 1.625" nut width; American Vintage '52 single-coil pickups; chrome-plated hardware; one volume, one tone; 3-way switch; fixed bridge; 3-saddle vintage-style bridge; black guard; vintage-style tuning machines; upgraded (tweed) case. $1350
  6. Fender Jazz Bass Reissue (90s, Exc+++) US Made; owned by a former bassist for the group Bread. OHSC $1250
  7. G&L ASAT Classic (2010, Exc++) From a limited run of guitars and basses G&L built with nitrocellulose body finish (versus polyurethane) in 2010 before they started offering nitro as a finish option in 2016 (which was discontinued, but is now available again in 2018 via the Custom Shop). Swamp Ash body in butterscotch with nitro finish; C-shaped neck; the frets have been plek'd. Two G&L single coil pickups; boxed steel bridge with six individual saddles; 5-way switch; one volume, one tone knob; 1-ply black pickguard; Maple neck with Maple fretboard and custom dot inlay; chrome-plated Fender Schaller-style tuning machines; OHSC. Tags and Certificate of Authenticity included. Condition overall is excellent, with two dings (through the finish) on the back. OHSC $1000
  8. G&L ASAT Leo Fender Signature (NM, 1990) All original condition; custom blonde finish; Maple neck and fretboard; black pickguard; black tuning machines; Leo Fender signature; basically unplayed, this guitar. OHSC $1050
  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. OHSC $3299
  10. 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
  11. Gibson J-50 (1957, Exc++) OHSC  The natural finished version of the Gibson J-45; 16" wide, round shoulders; Mahogany back and sides, Spruce top; triple-bound top; longer pickguard with point at upper bout; Rosewood upper belly bridge; 2 pearl dots in the bridge; modern Gibson logo on the peghead (and yes, the dot is connected to the G, as though it were earlier than '57, but as Andrew says, "that's Gibson!"; original Kluson tuning machines (it appears the tuners were changed out at some point, but the originals are on the guitar now. A favorite in the shop. Original Case. $5995
  12. Gibson L-4 (1939) 16" at the lower bout; solid, carved figured Maple back and sides with dark stain carved Spruce top with f-holes; Cremona sunburst top; Mahogany neck with 1-3/4" nut width; Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard with pearl fan inlay; 24-3/4" scale length; bound body, fretboard and peghead; "vase and curlicues' peghead inlay; original nickel-plated Grover Sta-Tite tuning machines; tortoise color period correct pickguard with original nickel support bracket; compensated Brazilian Rosewood adjustable bridge; original nickel-plated raised-diamond trapeze tailpiece; Pickup The World pickup installed; original Gibson arched top hardshell case (rough condition) with purple felt interior. $3400
  13. Gibson L-10 (1933, Exc) This guitar is essentially an L-5 but with a black finish; 16" body; Carved Maple back and sides, carved Adirondack Spruce top with unbound f-holes (and solid braces, not kerfed); Ivoroid bound body; curly Maple neck with much of the finish gone; bound Rosewood fretboard with dot inlay in pearl; 1-3/4" nut width; 24-3/4" scale length; Ebony adjustable bridge; nickel-plated trapeze tailpiece; Ebony peghead overlay with small Gibson script logo in the peghead; original nickel Grover Sta-Tite machines; pickguard is missing; original Red Line case included. Wonderful guitar. $9995
  14. Gibson SG SC-3 Ltd. (2007, Exc++) You know you've always wanted an SG with three single coil pickups...chicken head 5-way switch; USA-made; black beveled guard; Rosewood board with pearl block inlay; Kluson tuning machines with tulip buttons; nickel hardware; missing one knob. $1400
  15. Guild F-50R (1975, VG+) [Westerly, RI] This guitar was at the top of Guild's line in the 70s, and it was made popular, in part, by players such as Dave Van Ronk. 17" jumbo body; Indian Rosewood back and sides (4-1/2" deep), wood marquetry backstrip; Sitka Spruce top; 3-piece Mahogany and Maple neck; bound body, fretboard, and peghead; Ebony fretboard with deluxe, two-tone abalone and pearl inlays; two black pickguards (original); 25-1/2" scale length; Ebony peghead with MOP Guild "G-shield" inlay; gold-plated Schaller tuning machines with large buttons; Ebony bridge; bone saddle; plastic bridge pins (one with a black dot); Fishman undersaddle pickup installed. OHSC Good playing guitar (it's really nice for finger style) with a big voice. For more information, please call the shop and speak with Mudge (Andrew). He can tell you all about it! $2000
  16. Kalamazoo KG-11 (c.1933-34, Exc+) Mahogany back and sides, Adirondack Spruce top; 1-11/16" nut width; small burst. This KG-11 is like the one Tommy Emmanuel used on one of his cds. Original condition but for the nut and newer tuning machines. Might need some frets soon. Comes with a deluxe Modern Case Company case (very nice) that fits the Kalamazoo like a glove. $1200

  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 $8000
  2. Collings MT-2 Birdseye (New) Birdseye Maple back, sides, and neck; Italian Alpine Spruce top; f-holes; honey amber finish; tortoise color binding on the body, fretboard, and peghead; Ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlay; Ebony adjustable bridge; nickel plated brass tailpiece; Ebony peghead overlay with pearl flourish and Collings logo; nickel-plated tuning machines with Ebony buttons. Collings vintage-style case. Serial #A3788 We love the tone in this mandolin (the volume too). $4410     
  3. Crump B-II Irish Bouzouki Custom (2007, Exc+++) 2-Point, Satin finish; Koa back and sides, Maple binding; Redwood top; abalone rosette; 25.5" scale; custom inlay in the fretboard and peghead. Lovely, terrific sounding instrument. Light pick wear around the sound hole, otherwise clean. OHSC $3995
  4. Givens F-5 (1973, VG) [RL Givens, Monrovia, CA] This is a really fine sounding mandolin. Flamed Maple back and neck, Birdseye Maple sides, Spruce top; bound body, fretboard, and peghead; flat fingerboard; truncated fretboard; 1-1/8" nut width and fretboard width; Ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlay; Ebony peghead with the RLG logo and flourish in pearl; non-original nickel-plated REVERSE tuning machines with pearloid buttons; OHSC (Rectangular) $4900
  5. Kimble A-5 (2008, Exc+) [Will Kimble, Cincinnati, OH] 2-piece Maple back and sides, Carpathian Spruce top; sunburst finish; Maple neck; 1-3/32nds nut width; Ebony fretboard with treble-side extension; pearl dot inlay; Ivoroid binding on the body, fretboard, and peghead; Ebony peghead overlay with abalone inlay; nickel-plated Schaller tuning machines with Ivoroid buttons; nickel-plated James tailpiece with Kimble logo; this is a wonderful mandolin with focused, full, tone. It's great for any kind of playing, but it's especially nice for bluegrass. OHSC $4250
  6. Kimble A-5 (2002, Exc+) [Will Kimble, Cincinnati, OH] Flamed Red Maple back and sides with red stain, Engelmann Spruce top with black stain; f-holes; varnish finish; Maple neck; Ebony fretboard with small dot inlay; Ebony peghead overlay with Kimble logo in pearl; satin gold Waverlys with Ebony buttons; satin gold-plated Allen tailpiece. Love this mandolin's voice--it is rich, warm, and full. Serial #11 OHSC $SOLD
  7. Martin Soprano Ukulele (Exc+++) All solid Mahogany with Ebony nut and saddle; simple rosette. Comes with original bag.  Two in stock. $300
  8. 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. $1250
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Moku MV-20T Vintage Series Ukulele (Mint) As above, but in as new condition (with gig bag) $375
  13. Northfield "Big Mon" F-5 (New) Flamed Maple back and sides, Engelmann Spruce top; Maple neck with slight V shape; sunburst hybrid varnish finish (spirit varnish with one extremely thin coating of lacquer on top to protect the varnish from heat and moisture); slightly larger body shape; grained Ivoroid multi-ply binding on the body, fretboard and peghead; bound Ebony fingerboard, pickguard, and peghead; compound radius fretboard; 1-1/8" nut width, tall frets; scooped fretboard extension nickel-plated Gotoh tuning machines with removable black buttons; James nickel-plated tailpiece with Northfield logo; 13-7/8" scale; Northfield Airloom Custom case included. This is our first "Big Mon" in the shop, and we're excited to offer it to you. Do know, for the first time ever, we are able to offer any and all of the instruments Northfield makes (including the octave mandolin, so if you're interested in a particular instrument, don't hesitate to ask! Note: On order for the shop are the M (A-style) mandolin, the A-5 Special (deluxe model A), and an F-5S Sunburst. $SOLD
  14. 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
  3. Fancy strap buttons (no dots) $85

Cases, Gig Bags, Amps

  1. Calton Deluxe Mandolin Case (New) Fits F-style or A-style; White exterior, blue interior. $765
  2. Mid-60s Gibson case for a 14-fret sloped shoulder guitar. Photos to follow. $250

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