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1966 Vox Mark XII Teardrop 12 String Guitar

100% original, 19666 Vox Mark XII 12 string electric. Plays and sounds great! Has a fair amount of the usual Vox finish checking but nothing out of the ordinary. Overall, A really nice example of a cool, 60's guitar.

1960's Kay Truetone Electric Guitar

Here is a really clean Truetone electric guitar. Built by Kay in the mid 60's it features three of the great Kay "Speedbump" pickups. This guitar both plays and sounds great.

1966 Silvertone Jupiter

Here is a nice, 1966, Silvertone Jupiter. It is all original with the exception of the neck pickup, which has been replaced with a 60's Japanese pickup of unknown origin. The guitar plays great and both pickups sound good, with the original silverfoil in the bridge really shining.

1964 Harmony Hollywood Archtop Guitar

Excellent condition 1964 Harmony Hollywood Archtop Electric Guitar. This one both plays and sounds fantastic. All original with no repairs or modifications. Some light scratches and signs of use but overall a very nice example of a cool vintage American guitar.

1960's Norma Electric Guitar

Here we have a 1960's, Japanese built, Norma electric guitar. It is in very good overall condition with a nice straight neck, great action and a really cool garage rock sound. Everything works as it should and overall this is a nice, affordable, vintage guitar.

1920's Regal Tenor Guitar

Here we have a nice little Regal Tenor guitar from the late 20's. It is in all original condition and plays great. I've had a few of these over the last few years and they are really fun little guitars with a nice snappy sound.

1968 Kustom K200

You've all seen the crazy naugahyde amps but Kustom also made a line of guitars starting in late 1967 and running through 1969. The made in American build quality is excellent and the sound is fantastic. It is clear that they were trying to capture a small slice of the Mosrite and RIckenbacker market as these guitars are somewhat of a cross between the two. This one is in great shape with low, fast action and hot pickups. The factory Bigsby works great and overall this one is really fun to play. There is some buckle rash on the back, a few capo marks on the back of the neck and what appears to be a bit of scribbling with a pen inside the "f" hole. Besides this, there are no issues at all and this guitar is ready to rock! The pickup selector switch was a bit "loose" so it has been replaced but the original is in the case. Overall, this is a nice example of a fairly rare and unique American guitar. Price:$1350

1950's Kay Tenor Guitar

A bit beat up, with plenty of dings, dents and scratches, this vintage Kay Tenor Guitar plays and sounds great. It's all original and if you're looking for a nice tenor at a nice price, look no further.

1955 Magnatone Mark III

In 1955 Magnatone hired P.A. Bigsby to design them a new line of electric guitars. This was his first model, the Mark III. It's pretty basic but a very cool little guitar. This is the earliest version with the neck through the body construction which disappeared in 1956. This is a 100% original example and both plays and sounds great! The Bigsby designed pickups in these early Magnatones are some of the best ever made.

1965 Carvin Double neck console steel

Awesome sounding double six steel guitar. Features 2 of the legendary Carvin AP-6 pickup. Plays and sounds great. Original hard case and screw in legs are included.

c.1962 Multivox Strad-O-Lin

Here's a weird one. It's a Multivox and the pots date it to 1962. It is branded Strad-o-Lin on the headstock, which is a name I have seen used on some later 60's Japanese imports but this one is all American made. Very cool sound and unusual tremolo system. You can't pull up on it and when you press down, it actually raises the strings. It's hours of fun! Seriously though, this is a cool sounding and great playing little oddball.

1965 Magnatone X-20 Typhoon Black

It's not secret that I think Magnatone's are one of the best deals out there in vintage guitars. This 1965 X-20 Typhoon plays and sounds great. It has been professionally re-finished in black and the pickups have been replaced with mini humbuckers. The bridge, one of the few poorly designed pieces of these guitars, has been replaced. This is a great vintage American made guitar that won't break the bank.

c.1952 Orpheus Kay K-125 Peanut Guitar

Here we have a c.1952, Orpheus branded Kay K-125 "Peanut" guitar. This is a very early and rare American made guitar. As you can see, it has had a less than professional refinish of both the body and neck. Although slightly crude, It actually doesn't look that bad at all. There are plenty of dings, dents and scratches as well as some dirt that's been on this baby for a long time. All parts appear original. The volume knob and tone switch work fine but the tone knob does next to nothing. This doesn't bother me at all as the guitar sounds awesome! There is a bit of relief to the thick neck and the original brass frets show some wear but have plenty of life left in them. Although this is a somewhat small guitar, it is a full 25 1/2" scale length. How does it play? - Pretty good. It's not a brand new Fender Custom Shop Strat or some super fast shredder but I really like playing it. The neck has some relief but the action is good. You certainly notice that you are playing a very early electric guitar but not in a bad way. I'd say it similar to an original Harmony Stratotone. How does it sound? - Awesome! Seriously, this guitar just screams. Why don't they make them like this anymore. Overall, this is a really cool guitar. Let's not forget that this was introduced in 1952, the same year as the Les Paul, right at the dawn of the electric guitar.

1965 Silvertone 1477 Bobkat

Classic 1965 Silvertone 1477. Often referred to as the Bobkat, which was Harmony's name for the same model. This one sounds and plays great and is all original. There is a chip out of the pickguard and a few dings and dents but it's a solid player.

c.1967 Norma Electric Guitar

I've had quite a few 60's Japanese guitars come through in the past few years and I've noticed the the Norma branded models seem to be made to a higher standard than most. The bodies and necks are solid wood, the pickups are good and the hardware is all solid, not the cheaper pressed metal found on many of these imports. This is a very clean example that plays great and sounds good to boot!

1950's Silvertone 1420 Amplifier

Hers is a clean, fully functioning and very cute little Silvertone tube amp from the 50's. Several caps and one tube have been replaced but other than that it is all original.

1990's Squier Bullett

Solid and very affordable, this is an excellent guitar for someone just starting out or looking for a budget guitar that doesn't suck. The action is good and everything works as it should. I'm not going to say this is the best sounding guitar in the world but it is better than a lot of Squiers that I've heard and it really does play great.

1935 Sorrentino Archtop GUitar

Very cute little archtop from the mid 30's. One tight top crack but otherwise in excellent condition. This one is sold but if you have a Sorrentino for sale, please let me know.

Vintage DeArmond Soundhole Pickup

Classic acoustic guitar soundhole pickup from the early 60's. This one is very clean and in perfect working condition. Measures 10.8k.

1960's Teisco Electric

Nice, solid late 60's Japanese built electric guitar. Very playable and quite nice sounding. A pretty great vintage guitar that won't break the bank

1956 Harmony Caribbean Acoustic

Classic 1956 Harmony Caribbean. Cool colors and dig the Harmometal on the top. This guitar actually plays great, with nice low action, great intonation and a very comfortable neck. Obvious dings and dents but thus one is still solid with a really cool old time tone.

1965 Magnatone X-20 Typhoon Red Finish

Fantastic 1965 Magnatone X-20 Typhoon in rare factory red finish. This is a true closet classic. The original owner purchased it in 1965, played it for a few years and then left it in a closet at his parents house from the late 60's until a few weeks ago. There is some of the typical finish checking that is always found on these but it is not bad at all. The frets show some very light wear but overall this is the finest example of an X-20 that I have seen. The neck is straight, action is low and the electronics function perfectly. These are killer sounding, mid 60's American made guitars and this might just be the best one out there. Price $1150

1930's Harmony Round Hole Archtop

Here we have a vintage 1930's Harmony Round Hole Archtop Guitar. This is a really nice one. I've played a number of these over the years and this is at the top of the list. It has recently had a professional neck re-set and complete set up and plays like butter with amazingly low action the whole way up the neck. This is not usually the case with these. The sound is perfect for blues or fingerpicking styles and it's also a perfect guitar to just strum on the couch. It does have some light marks and scratches that you would expect from a 75-80 year old guitar. One strip of tuners was replaced before I got the guitar but the original strip, with broken button, is included. The replacements have one slightly bent shaft but work great so I didn't bother to fix the original. There is some light scuffing to the "binding" of the guitar as seen in the photos. Also, when the neck was re-set the original bridge, which had been planed down over the years to keep the action low, had to be shimmed up to make it tall enough to work with the now correct neck angle. You can see this is the second to last photo. I figure it was better to keep and repair the original bridge than replace it with something new. All work was professionally done. Original bar frets show next to no wear. The lower bout measures 14" across and the scale length is 25". You basically never see these guitars in this kind of condition. A killer player that needs no work.

1960's Norma Electric W/ Teisco Gold Foil pickups

Here's a sweet little 60's Japanese garage rocker. It's a Norma that someone has restored from the ground up. Fresh paint job, all new wiring and complete set up. This plays better than 99% of these cheaper Japanese guitars. The gold foil pickups sound great and overall, this is a great deal on a cool guitar.

1960's Valco Custom Kraft Electric Guitar

Up for sale is a vintage, mid 1960's, Custom Kraft electric guitar. This was made by Valco who also made National, Airline and some Gretsch models. It is in excellent condition with only an old pickguard repair, as shown in the photos. The action is great the whole way up the 22" scale length neck and the sound is pure 60's garage rock. This is a really cool vintage American made guitar. Original case is a bit beat up but still works fine.

1920's Stromberg Voisinet Venetian "Kay Kraft"

1920's Stromberg-Voisinet Venetian acoustic guitar. These were made by the precursor to the Kay company and are often referred to as the Kay Kraft model. Often rebranded by deealer, this one has a James K. Polk Musical instruments label inside. This one is definitely in well worn condition but is surprisingly playable for a 90 year old instrument. It appears to have had a neck set in the past as well as repaired cracks on the top, back and sides. The back of the neck shows a lot of ware but I honestly don't notice it when playing. The action is good the whole way up the neck, certainly due to the neck set. The original bar frets are in very good shape. The original bridge has a repaired crack and appears to me to have been repainted although I am not 100% sure about this. The tuners are vintage but I believe are replacements. Most likely changed out at the time when the neck set and other repairs were done. There appears at one time to have been a trapeze tailpiece on the guitar as well. The original case is in fairly rough shape but still works and has been protecting this guitar for close to a century. I currently have it strung up with Martin silk and steel strings and it's a really great guitar to have sitting next to the couch. It just lends it self to old blues or fingerpicking styles. Please be aware that this is a very old guitar and has had repairs done to it in the past. Although it plays well now a good set up is always recommended on a guitar of this age. It is certainly not a museum piece but is a really cool and playable example of a rare and vintage American guitar.

1957 Magnatone Mark III

Here's a vintage, 1957, Lyric branded, Magnatone Mark III. This guitar is all original, with the possible exception re-fret. I have two of these guitars and the frets are larger on this one. If it was done, it was a very pro job. This guitar both plays and sounds great! There are the typical dings and scratches you expect to see on a 56 year old guitar but overall this one is in really nice shape. The action is good the whole way up the neck, the frets and fingerboard show a little ware in the first position but nothing serious at all. Overall, this is a really killer vintage guitar. If you're looking at this then I probably don't need to tell you how rare this guitar is.

c.1958 Gower Acoustic

As you may have noticed, I have a thing for guitars from obscure makers. There's something I just love about individuals or small companies making a go of it, competing against the bigger and more established giants in their field. The Gower Guitar Company of Nashville certainly fits that mold. J.W. Gower began building guitars in his Nashville garage in 1955. He built primarily acoustics that found there way into the hands of some pretty big country players. In 1965 or so Gower went into business with Billy Grammer, designing a line of guitars based closely on the ones he had been building. The story goes that due a dispute over who's name would go on the headstock and JW left the company, just as they were getting off the ground. He restarted the Gower company in 1967, opening a 3,900 square-foot shop on Division St. in Nashville. The first employees were J.W.'s father F.D. Gower along with his brothers Max and Harold, his Daughter Alma and another partner, A.W. Reid. The bulk of Gower Guitars were made at this factory although I am convinced that the at least one batch of Gowers from the early 70's were imported from Japan and finished off in the Nashville shop. This one here is a really cool and very early example of Gowers work. There is no way to precisely date it but it has the early, headstock logo that he was using on the garage built guitars, Identical binding to other examples from the 50's and early 60's as well as Grover 98 tuners from the 50's/early 60's. All of the later Gowers had Rotomatics on them. It's 25 1/2" scale length and 15 1/2" at the lower bout. The top is spruce and the rest of the guitar is made out of maple. The neck is great. chunkier than any Gower I have seen but in a good way and certainly not to big. There are several tight, repaired cracks on the top as shown in the pictures and one small piece of missing binding and tight crack on the back. There is also an area of the upper bout, where you would rest your arm, where it is possible that the finish has been touched up. The action great the whole way up the the straight neck and the frets are in good shape. The sound is loud but not boomy and has a lot of midrange. Not a ton of low end, as is common with maple guitars. This was clearly designed for a country music front man to strum along with the band. You can really tell this is a handcrafted guitar, built with care and attention to detail. I personally prefer these early Gowers to the later, factory produced, Grammer guitars. There's just a whole lot more character. Overall, this is a well preserved example of a rare piece of Nashville guitar making history. Price: Please contact for pricing.

1978 Mark Johnson/Alembic Bass

Mark Johnson was an employee at Alembic in the early/mid 70's. He went out on his own around 1977, building guitars and basses very much in the Alembic style and even using Alembic hardware and pickups. He is still building super high end guitars today under the company name of MJ Custom. This bass is from 1978 and is serial number 12. MJ serial numbers 1 and 4 are known to exist and this makes this the third extant 1970's Mark Johnson Instrument, made when he was still very much influenced by his work at Alembic. The craftsmanship is superb all around on this one, as you would expect from someone coming out of the Alembic shop. The neck feels great and the action is good the whole way up. The original Alembic pickups work and sound great although the fancier Alembic pre amp board and phase switches etc... have been removed. It still sounds fantastic as is and would most likely only sound better with added Alembic electronics, which are still available. The body and neck have been professionally refinished. The headstock was not, most likely so they didn't have to mess with the awesome logo. There are several professionally repaired cracks to the "tail" of the guitar, as sown in the photos. Overall this is a beautiful example of an exceedingly rare bass. Price: $3,995

1960's Prestige Electric

I'll be honest, I bought this guitar just to remove the amazing goid foil pickups. I typically don't feel bad about parting these old Japanese guitars out because they usually play like crap. Not the case with this one. Boy was I pleasantly surprised when it showed up. I just can't get myself to part out such an awesome guitar. The Teisco gold foil pickups sound amazing as they should. The one piece mahogany neck plays great with nice low action and good intonation the whole way up the neck. All the electronics function properly and the tuners hold nicely. As you can see, it shows the usual signs of wear but nothing outrageous at all. Both pickups have pitting which I have shown in the photos but there are no serious issues at all. Scale length is a hair over 24" and the width at the nut is 1 5/8". This is one seriously cool little guitar with a massive sound!

1930's Regal Parlor Guitar

Here we have a beautiful, c.1935 Regal Parlor Guitar. It is in 100% original down to the last bridge pin. The top is beautifully grained spruce with fantastic binding and a wonderful stencil of flowers. The pickguard is inlaid into the top and is just starting to come up in one corner. There is also a completely tight crack (or possibly only finish check) from the back edge of the pickguard to the bridge. The body is mystery wood done up to look like Brazilian rosewood. They did a pretty convincing job of it over at Regal as you often see people selling these as Rosewood. The fretboard is what we've come to know as "mother of toilet seat" but I seriously doubt that anyone at the Regal factory was calling it that when this was built. It appears to me that the fretboard was removed and plained slightly where it meets the body. It is also possible that the guitar has had a neck set as the joint is uncommonly tight to the body. The action at the 12th fret is a hair under 3/16". The guitar plays nicely and has a beautiful, old time sound. The vintage bar frets show very little wear. The saddle has been taken down about as far as it can go but the original bridge has never been off the guitar. Overall this is a very clean and beautiful example of a rare vintage American guitar. Price: $950

1970's Japanese Martin D-41 Copy.

This is a very well built, 1970's Japanese copy of a Martin D-41. It features a solid spruce, solid Brazilian Rosewood sides and three piece solid Brazilian Rosewood back. This is not a cheap-o knock off but a well crafted tribute to a legendary guitar. It plays great and sounds good. It doesn't sound like a vintage D-41 but has a very nice, balanced tone.

c.1961 Fenton-Weill Dallas Electric Guitar

c.1961 Fenton-Weill built, Dallas branded, electric guitar. Fenton-weill and Dallas were both right there at the beginning of British guitar building. This model is obviously built by Fenton-Weill but was branded and sold by Dallas. It is in fantastic condition. It both plays and sounds great. The F-W pickups are some of my personal favorites. One flaw common to these and many of the early British guitars is poor frets. They can be found literally falling out of the neck. This one has had a recent pro re-fret so there are no problems at all. Overall a fantastic example of a very rare and seldom seen British electric. Original gig bag is included. Price: $950

c.1965 Japanese Mosrite Copy

I'm just going to come right out and say it, this guitar kicks Ass! It's a mid 60's Japanese guitar, obviously styled after the iconic Mosrite Ventures model. It sports a mahogany body and full scale neck and one seriously massive, gold foil pickup. The pots and jack have been replaced and I can't find a makers name anywhere on the guitar. The neck is straight with good low action and solid intonation the whole way up. This thing just screams! Price: $625

c.1935 Regal Round Hole Archtop

Here's a cool one. A 1935 Auditorium sized, round sound hole, arched top, slotted headstock, Regal built guitar. Spruce top with birch back and sides. Painted on binding! Nice low action with little fret wear, great intonation and the unique round hole archtop construction combine to make this a really cool guitar. There are no cracks, repairs or modifications and the guitar is all original with the exception of the end pin. The label on the inside reads "Bruno means security". Price: $750

1965 Magnatone Hurricane X-10 Bass

The Magnatone Hurricane X-10 is a killer sounding, full scale, American made bass from the mid 60's. This 1965 example is the second one that I've had in the past year. I honestly think these represent the best value you can find when looking for a vintage bass. This is a high quality, full scale bass. On par with anything Fender was making at the time. Not only are these a lot cheaper than a '65 precision, they are a lot rarer. Your choices are pretty limited if you're looking for a vintage bass that isn't short scale and these have sort of flown below the radar for years now. This bass both plays and sounds great. There is a little relief to the neck but the action is good and the truss rod turns freely. It has had flatwounds on it it's whole life so there is no fret ware. The chrome is shiny on the bridge and pickup covers and the original felt string mute moves up and down as it should. This one is 100% original with the possible exception of the volume pot. It also has a long ago, somewhat crudely added ground wire. It could easily be removed as it is just held in place by one of the screws in the bridge but I decided to leave it. First off because it serves it's purpose and second as a tribute to the old timer who put it in. He wanted his bass grounded and by golly, he grounded it. As you can see, the finish has dings, scrapes, scratches, checking, flaking and some serious buckle rash on the back. It may be worn but it's all original and is a very cool and rare yellow with gold flecks. The original hard case is in decent used condition. It won't win a beauty contest but it's been protecting this bass for close to 50 years and will continue to do so for a good long while. Overall, this is a fantastic sounding example of a very rare vintage bass. Price: Sold

1978 Gretsch TK-300

Vintage Gretsch purists avert your eyes cause there's nothing for you to see here. Everyone else, here's the legendary and short lived 1978 Gretsch TK-300. This often gets called the ugliest guitar Gretsch ever made and I've seen plenty of people using plenty of colorful adjectives to describe them on internet forums. I'm pretty sure these people have never actually played one of these. If they had, there is no way they could talk smack. This is a great guitar. I happen to really like the body shape but what really gets me excited is the playability and kick ass sound. Seriously, this is a powerful little guitar and while it has very little in common with a 1958 Country Club and comes from, what some people consider Gretsch's low point as a company, it is a great guitar in it's own right. Both knobs, 2 pickguard screws and possibly the nut are replaced. The rest of the guitar is all original with no repairs or modifications. There is plenty of honest play wear, a few nicks and dings, some finish checking and a bit of belt buckle rash on the back but nothing out of line for a 34 year old guitar. The frets are typical late 70's jumbos and are worn but still have plenty of life left in them. Overall, these oddball Gretsch's are a great deal for anyone looking for a cool, vintage, American made guitar. Price: SOLD

1972 Carvin SS65

I have a serious thing for vintage Carvins. I personally own and play several of them and this is the second early 70's Carvin SS65 that I've had in stock this year. If you look through the sold section you'll find a hilarious piece of writing, or is it rambling, about pawing through the Carvin catalog as a kid, looking at all the wanky-ass 80's guitars. You'll also find a history of the Carvin company. In a nutshell, Carvin started in the late 40's making steel guitars and amplifiers. In 1955 they offered their first spanish style electric guitar. They languished in relative obscurity until the younger generation of the family took over in 1975 and turned the company into what it is today. This example is FANTASTIC! It both plays and sounds amazing. People are starting to realize that the AP-6 pickup (famously used by Semie Moseley in the early Mosrite guitars) is truly one of the best vintage guitar pickups ever built! Seriously, they sound amazing. The neck is straight with great action and intonation and good frets. The electronics function perfectly and the body is in very good shape. This guitar is 100% original, from the rare factory Bigsby to the last pickguard screw. There are a few small nicks and digs but nothing serious at all. The pickguard is missing a very small chip by one screw and has a tiny crack by another. I have highlighted this in the photos. The only other thing is that there are two small holes drilled into the top. I have shown these in the photos and honestly have no idea what they could have been for. There is no shadow or finish discoloration near them so I doubt that anything could have been screwed in for very long. It's a god damn mystery, wrapped in an enigma, covered in a puzzle, or something like that. Whatever they were for, they don't effect anything at all and only slightly diminish the fantastic condition of this 41 years old, American made guitar. The original hard shell case is in good, used condition. There is a bit of a stain from where something spilled on the top years ago but all the latches and hinges work perfectly and overall, it's very solid. It's certainly done it's job and it'll continue to protect the guitar for another 40 years. Price: $SOLD

Gower Electric

Terms like "rare" and phrases like "you might never see another one of these" seem to get thrown around in the vintage guitar world everyday but in this case, both are true. Here's an honest to goodness Gower electric. I have seen one other in person and have seen photos or old black and white videos of a couple more. It's not known how many electrics they made but judging by how few are extant, the number must be very small. JW Gower and his sister Alma began building guitars in his Nashville garage in 1955. He built primarily acoustics that found there way into the hands of some pretty big country players. They moved the company into a bigger facility in the early 60's and then in 1965 or so Gower went into business with Billy Grammer, designing a line of acoustics based closely on the ones they had been building. Due a dispute over who's name would go on the headstock JW left the company just as they were getting off the ground. Alma followed suit shortly after. The Grammer guitars that Gower designed were played by a number of Nashville stars in the 60's and 70's. After leaving Grammer, JW and Alma continued building guitars in their garage through 1972. After they stopped, Alma went to work for Gibson for 11 years. It is unknown how many guitars they made although almost all of them are acoustics. As I mentioned earlier, this is only the second electric I have ever seen in person and I'm the kind of guy who keeps an eye out for this type of thing. The other one I've played seemed to me to be from the late 50's and if I had to guess I'd put this one as late 60's but the pot's have no dates and the Gibson patent no. pickups were made from 1962-1975 so as for the date of manufacture, your guess is as good as mine but I don't think I'm in the wrong saying it's at least 40 years old. The guitar absolutely screams! The neck is awesome and it plays like a dream. Did I mention how rare this guitar is that you may never see another one. Please email for price.

1966 Mosrite Combo 12 string

Most famous for the iconic Ventures models, Mosrite produced several other models during their heyday. The Celebrity, Joe Maphis and Combo models being the most popular. This is an early example of a Combo 12 string, serial number G0067, making it the 67th Combo 12 produced! Knobs are the early version with the "V" and "T" cast into them. Overall this is a fantastic guitar. It plays great with good intonation and action and just sounds incredible! It is missing the truss rod cover and three of the tuners have been replaced with modern reproductions. These are the only issues. There have been no repairs or modifications done to the guitar at all. There is normal play wear and some typical finish checking but nothing serious. Overall, this is a great example of a super cool and uncommon guitar. Price: $2395

1930's Bacon & Day Espana Archtop

Most famous for making some of the best banjos of the 1920's, the Bacon & Day company of Groton CT found themselves in the same bind as many other banjo makers in the 30's. The depression was in full swing and the market for new, expensive banjos was shrinking fast. As a bit of a last ditch effort, B&D began offering a line of guitars in the early 30's. There are different theories as to who built them but I am of the belief that they were manufactured by Regal in Chicago and then sent to Connecticut where they were finished and embellished with their trademark rhinestones. Others have claimed they were made entirely by B&D but I do not believe this to be the case. Whoever it was that did the actual building did a fantastic job as all of the B&D's that I have played have been very high quality instruments. 15 1/2" wide with a slight v neck the Espana sports a spruce top and mahogany back, sides and neck. The sound of this guitar is fantastic! Quite similar to a '29 Gibson L-5. There have been no repairs and there are no cracks. The guitar is all original with the exception of the 1 pickguard screw and the tuners, which are Kluson Deluxe. There is some obvious play wear, dings and finish checking but nothing out of line for a guitar of this age. The action is good and the intonation is fine. When you get above the 14th fret the lower strings do buzz but I've never found this to be an issue as I don't do much playing up there. I'm sure this could be addressed fairly easily if you wanted. I don't know if the Geib case is original or not but it's what the guitar came in when I got it and is certainly period correct. Overall, this is a wonderful archtop. I acquired it 2 years ago and haven't been able to get myself to list it until now. I've had it on a stand in my living room the whole time and have enjoyed playing it regularly. Price: $2750

c.1928 Regal Flat Top Tenor Guitar

This c.1928 Regal Tenor Guitar has obviously been well played over the years but despite the obvious signs of use it is in great shape. There are no cracks or repairs anywhere on the guitar and it plays and sounds wonderful. The original finish is obviously well worn but has never been touched up or even cleaned. There is one tiny bit of binding missing around the sound hole and someone wrote the tuning in small letters on the upper bout. The neck is dead straight, the action is great and there is no bellying to the body at all. The solid spruce top and birch back and sides make for a nice bright sound. One of the tuners has been replaced and the rosewood bridge is non-original. All in all, a great little tenor guitar from a legendary American maker. Price: $SOLD

1946 Fender lap steel

This is without a doubt the earliest Fender guitar that I have ever handled. I am not an expert of Fender Steels but my best guess is that it is from 1946. It has the body and pickup of an Organ Button model but the metal control plate appears the same as the earlier K&F models! This is clearly a very early Fender. On the back stamped in the wood is 1385 on one side of the metal plate and 1 on the other. The pots have G4357 stamped on them in ink. The physical condition is very good for a 65 year old guitar with some scrapes and scratches on the back. It comes in a soft case but included is the original gig bag! Price: Sold

1966 Mosrite Celebrity II

The bulk of Mosrite love is directed at the Ventures model and believe me, i understand why. I have an early '64 here on loan from a friend and it is an AMAZING guitar. I seriously do not want to give it back. When this Celebrity showed up I figured it wouldn't be in the same league as an early Vibramute Ventures model but boy was I wrong. This thing plays and sounds fantastic. It is 100% original down to the last screw. There is average play wear and a good amount of finish checking but nothing out of line. You will love this guitar, I know I do. The serial number dates it to mid 1966 and the pots are from late '65. OHSC is in good shape. Price: Sold

1967 Harvey Thomas Eletric

Straight from the wilds of Midway Washington, we have a Harvey Thomas electric. Thomas was an eccentric who made some of the craziest guitars you've ever seen. Seriously, the dude was insane! This one is really cool but has had some work done. First off, it was stripped of it's original black finish and refinished natural. I'd call it a semi-pro refinish. Certainly not the worst I've seen but not the best either. The pick guard is long gone, the knobs are replacements, some of the pickup screws are not original and I'm 99% sure the bridge is a replacement. The input jack and pickup selector switch have been replaced as well. Even after all that, this is a surprisingly cool guitar. The neck is good, with just a little relief. The action is great on the low strings and gets a little high (maybe 3/16" at the 12th fret) when you get to the high E. It is certainly very playable as-is but a pro set up would put it over the top. One of the coolest things I discovered is the handwritten date of "Nov 1967" inside the body. This baby was made right after the summer of love (The fall of love?) Overall this is a rare and cool, if not 100% original, example from one of the most bizarre and unique American guitar builders. Price: Sold

c.1961 Fenton-Weill Zambesi

Henry Weill might not be a household name in the world of vintage guitars but his contribution to the embryonic world of late 50's early 60's British guitars is undeniable. He Started out making guitars with his partner Jim Burns in the late 50's. Burns designed the bodies and Weill the electronics. By 1961 they had gone their separate ways with Burns making guitars under his own name and Weill making guitars under the name Fenton-Weill. The early Fenton-Weills share many traits with the guitars of other fledgling British builders of the day, in part because most of them were made at the same furniture factory. The thing that stands out to me about the Fenton-Weills is the pickups. Every single one of these that I have played has sounded amazing! This is one of the earliest Fenton-Weills I have seen, most likely from late 1961. It has no makers mark on it and was probably sold overseas, possibly by Hohner. It is in immaculate, 100% original condition. The neck is straight with nice low action the whole way up. This thing is practically a time capsule. There are a couple small dings but nothing serious at all. The one issue is a split in the wood, along the grain, on the back of the neck. It is about 4" long. You can see this in the picture of the back of the neck. It is 100% stable and has been since the previous owner bought the guitar in the 1970's. It is quite possible that it left the factory like this. You can't feel it when playing and it is not an open crack. You probably wouldn't have noticed it was there if I hadn't mentioned it. It does not affect anything and will remain solid for another 50+ years. This guitar recently had a pro set up by one of the best luthiers in New York and is totally ready to rock. This is a truly great example of one of the earliest English electrics. Price: $SOLD

1969 Micro-Frets Spacetone

The Micro-Frets company of Frederick Maryland built about 3000 guitars and basses in the late 60's and early 70's. They remained a fairly small company despite having a few high profile players like Carl Perkins, Buddy Merrill and Mark Farmer of Grand Funk Railroad (seriously, Grand Funk were huge in the 70's, go ask your dad.) In some ways they were just ahead of their time with some pretty futuristic body shapes as well as innovative electronics, tremolos and the very cool, fully intonatable nut! The sound these guitars produce is noting short of incredible! This c. 1969 Spacetone is in fantastic condition and is all original except for the knobs, which are replacements. There have been no modifications or repairs. The neck plays great with plenty of fret life left and the electronics function flawlessly. It seems like someone maybe left a capo or patch cable in the case with the guitar as there are some very small and hardly noticeable dings to the front. I've tried to show these in the photos. They don't affect anything and you can't see them from a few feet away but they're there. Again, this is not a big deal and doesn't detract from the appearance or overall awesomeness of this guitar. Of all the guitars I've sold this might be the hardest one I've had to part with. The sound is just incredible! Original hard shell case is in good shape. Price: Sold

c.1969 Kay  Teisco E-110 Tulip guitar

How many kids in the 60's woke up on Christmas morning to find one of these sitting under the tree? Judging by the number that show up at pawn shops and on ebay, I'd say quite a few. How many of these kids took good care of their shiny new guitar? Judging by the number that show up in unplayable shape, I'd say not many. The bulk of these either got played until the kid saved up for a Fender or Gibson or quit playing and found a better way to meet chicks. Either way, many of these entry level guitars were thrown in the basement or attic to slowly warp and decay in the hot/wet conditions. Not this one. The neck is perfectly straight and the finish is good with a bit of honest play wear. The frets on these are somewhat of a cross between Mosrite speed frets and Gibson "fretless wonder" frets and they are in good shape. The pickup has strong output and all of the cheapo original wiring has been re-done and the guitar has been grounded. The nut appears to be a replacement as are several of the pickguard screws. This guitar actually sounds really cool and plays excellently with nice low action. It is branded Kay on the headstock which began in the late 60's. Overall this is a really cool little rocker with a much bigger sound than you'd expect from a guitar known as the "Tulip". Price: Sold

1965 Magnatone Huricane X-10 Bass

Nowadays, if you're in the market for a full scale, solid body electric bass you've got a zillion options but back in 1965 your choices were few and far between. There was the Fender Precision and then um..... , uh........ The Magnatone company of Torrance CA. made one of the only alternatives to the Fender. They clearly didn't steal a whole lot of Fender's market as these are pretty rare. This one is 100% original, down to the last screw. It even has the original felt on the adjustable string mute! The neck is straight and it plays great with a fantastic mid '60's sound! It seems to have had flat wounds on it it's whole life as there is no fret wear. The only issue is the finish on the body which, as you can see, is well worn with scratches, dings and heavy checking. I think it looks pretty cool and while worn, the finish is original. Overall, this is a super cool bass from the heyday of American made electrics. Price: Sold

1968 Kustom K200 Electric Guitar

Best known for their line of crazy colored, naugahyde covered, tuck and roll amplifiers from the 60's and 70's, Kustom also made a line of electric guitars from 1967-1969. The Rickenbacker influence is undeniable in both appearance and build quality. These are no cheapo 60's knockoffs but very well built and great sounding guitars. Although they have started to catch on a bit recently, they represent one of the best values in vintage guitars. Where else can you find an American built guitar from the 60's with this kind of quality for the price these go for? This is no Harmony or Kay but a genuine high quality instrument on a par with the big names of the era. This is the K200B "zebra" model. It is 100% original with no repairs or modifications. There is a tiny piece at the end of the headstock that has broken off as well as some minor belt buckle rash on the back and fingerboard rutting in the first position. None of this affects anything and overall the guitar is in great shape with no finish dings or checking. The original hard shell case is also in great shape and it even includes the original neck adjustment instructions! It's clear that this guitar spent most if not all of it's life at home and was never taken on the road. The neck plays great with low action and the sound is pure 60's sparkle. Price: Sold

1961 Rickenbacker Combo 950

Here's a very cute, 3/4 size Rickenbacker combo 950 "Tulip" guitar. The serial number is AB116 which dates it to February, 1961. This guitar is all original and it plays and sounds great. Ric really got something right with these toaster pickups. There are some nicks, dings and scratches to the original fireglo finish and a little buckle rash on the back but nothing out of line, especially for a 50 year old guitar. According to The History Of Rickenbacker Guitars by Richard R. Smith, only 134 model 950's were shipped from the factory between 1957 and 1965 and only 59 of those were finished in fireglow! Original hard shell case is in good shape. Price: SOLD

c. 1919 Vega model 203 cylinder back mandolin

Patented in 1913 and built in Boston throughout the teens and 20's, the Vega cylinder back or lute mandolin has certainly passed the test of time as they are still favored by many players today. Especially in the worlds of Celtic and classical music. This one is in AMAZING condition. There is no fret wear to the original bar frets.There are no cracks, repairs or modifications and basically no scratches or dings. There is an old social security number etched into the tailpiece. If you look real close you can find a few tiny imperfections so I won't say it's in mint condition but you could look the world over and not find a 93 year old instrument this well preserved. The solid spruce top is great and the flamed maple back and sides just glow. It has a beautiful, mellow sound that you just can't get out of a modern instrument. Original hard case in in very good shape with the exception of the worn out leather handle. Price: Sold.

Vintage Carvin SS65

Ah Carvin, purveyors of finely crafted, American made, pointy-ass, wank-rock guitars. It seemed that back in the 80's all my friends got the Carvin catalog in the mail, yet I only knew one kid who actually owned one. It was pointy and kind of lime green but actually played great. They were kind of what you'd get if you wanted a decent guitar to shred on but didn't have the money for what you really wanted. Sitting in my room back then, contemplating the different degrees of ugliness I was looking at in the catalog, I had no idea that the company dated back to 1948! That's right, Carvin founder Lowell Kiesel started making lap steel guitars in the late 40's under the brand name Kiesel and by 1950 had changed the name of the company to Carvin. Carvin made their bones selling steels as well as being one of the only companies out there selling parts to the do-it-yourself luthier. This is the reason that Carvin pickups often turn up on weird, old, hillbilly guitars. Speaking of pickups, Semie Moseley famously used the Carvin AP-6 in the early Mosrite guitars. Anyhow, around 1955, Lowell Kiesel, who had been selling Fender Tele's and Strats in his catalog, figured he could make more money by building his own guitars and that's just what he did. He introduced the first ones in the '55 catalog. The Fender influence is undeniable on these early models. They were made out of solid maple and available only in a natural finish. They are cool guitars with a very primitive vibe. A friend of mine who once played my 1961 Carvin described it as a guitar built by a master luthier in prison. Over the years, features were added and dropped, model names were changed and the option of a sunburst finish was added to the natural maple. Not a whole lot changed in the world of Carvin until 1975 when Kiesel's sons took over and turned the company into what we know and love (or hate) today. This is a 1972-1974 model SS65. It features two AP-6 Pickups, which more and more people are discovering to be one of the best sounding pickups ever built! Seriously, they're incredible! They stopped production of the AP-6 in 1974 and the SS65 was the last guitar offered with them. There are some scratches and dings all over the guitar as well as some finish checking and belt buckle rash on the back. It is certainly used but in no way abused. The neck is perfectly straight with good frets. The action is low and fast the whole way up the neck. Knobs are replacements as are a few of the pickguard screws and it is missing the pickup selector switch tip. Besides these few small things, the guitar is all original. Soft case included. Price: $895

Avalon "The Shaggs" guitar

Here it is. The legendary Avalon "Shaggs" model. One can't imagine that the designer of this beast, toiling away in an unknown factory in Japan in the late 60's had any idea that his guitar would end up being synonymous with the most famous outsider band ever. Once the Wiggins sisters got their hands on a pair of these history was made. How does it sound? It sounds like the Shaggs. Seriously, you plug this thing in and all of a sudden you're playing some weird slightly out of tune, slightly out of time thing that your friends will hate. (Or love if you have friends like mine). Very few of these have surfaced over the years and most that have have been in very poor condition Other than the nut and a couple of screws on the neck plate this one is all original. Foot-Foot approved. Price Sold.

Fenton-Weill Dualtone

Here's something you don't see everyday. It's a c.1961 Fenton-Weill Dualtone in stunning red finish, with a cool black neck. Fenton-Weill guitars sprung from the same ground as other early British makers like Burns, Dallas and Vox. In fact Henry Weill and Jim Burns were partners in a short lived company called Burns-Weill in 1959/60. All of these early British guitars share a number of similar features and many were made at the same factory sharing the same parts. One of the major problems with them was that the manufacturers hadn't yet figured out how to install frets and many examples of these early ones have the frets literally falling out of the neck. This is not the case here as the frets are perfect with very little wear. The whole guitar is in excellent condition with a few very small scratches and a bit of finish checking and is 100% original. It plays great and sounds fantastic! These Fenton-Weill pickups are just amazing and this is the cleanest example of this model that I have seen. OHSC included. Please contact for pricing.

1964 Ampeg/Burns Jazz Split Sound

In the early 60's Ampeg struck up a deal with Burns of London to re-brand and import guitars to the states. This 1963/64 Jazz Split Sound "Wild Dog" is in near mint condition. It's like it's been under the bed for the past 49 years! There is not a scratch on it and there is no fret wear at all. All the electronics and the tremolo function perfectly and the guitar plays and sounds amazing. You will never see another one this clean. Original Ampeg case included. It's shown here in a pic with it's cousins, a Vox, Baldwin, Fenton-Weill and Dallas. A pretty cool family reunion of early British guitars.

Price: Sold

Late 70s Harmony Marquis

Made in Japan and sold in the Sears catalog I present to you the Marquis by Harmony. Haters gonna hate but this is a totally decent guitar with a nice neck and low action. Stays in tune and the intonation is true the whole way up the neck. Crappy stock pickups have been replaced with Epiphone humbuckers. If you're looking for a good guitar for short dough this is the one for you. <br /><br />Price: Sold

Bartell Mini Verb Amplifier

Mid 60's Bartell Mini Verb amplifier in excellent condition. These are pretty rare. In fact, this is the only Mini Verb I have ever seen and I'm a Bartell fan. <br /><br />Price: Sold

1920 Parlor Guitar

This is a beautiful c.1920 parlor guitar. There is no makers mark but it is certainly of high quality. Most likely made by one of the smaller Chicago makers. Some attributes are similar to the Larson Brothers but I do not believe that they built this guitar. Solid Brazilian rosewood back and sides and spruce top. Check out the neck inlay! This has been my personal guitar for the past 6 years and it sounds and plays wonderfully. Both the action and intonation are perfect. Non original hard shell case is included and fits like a glove. <br /><br />Price: Sold

1940s Rickenbacker Electro Lap Steel

Here we have a 1940's Rickenbacker Electro lap steel. All original. Everything works as it should and the horseshoe pickup sounds incredible! You know why they sold a ton of these? Because they sound awesome! <br /><br />Price: Sold

1960s Standel Custom Guitar

Most famous for their amps, the Standel company of California tried their hand at selling guitars as well. They are built in the same Southern California tradition as Mosrite, Rickenbacker, Magnatone et al. This one has been refinished in black and the pickups have been replaced with lipstick's. It plays perfectly and has a cool 60's surf sound. <br /><br />Price: Sold

Lyon & Healy String Flush Fret Banjo

Here is a vintage Lyon and Healy "The London" 7 string, flush fret banjo. You just don't see one of these everyday. They were made in Chicago by Lyon and Healy primarily for export to England where the 7 string banjo had some level of popularity back in the day. This is a historically interesting instrument as there were hardly any 7 string banjos produced in the U.S. The patent date on the tailpiece is Jan. 4 1887. The neck is straight and overall the banjo is in very nice condition. There are some scratches on the back of the neck from the ninth "fret" to about the 13th but I don't really notice them when playing. The action is a little high as you get up the neck. This can be adjusted or the bridge can be lowered but I will leave this up the the buyer. <br /><br />Price: Sold

1940s Stella Parlor

Here's a cool wartime Stella parlor guitar. With materials in short supply during the war they skimped on a few things. For starters the pick guard is painted on!!! This is a really cool little blues guitar that is hours of fun to play on the couch and is a real head turner. <br /><br />Price: Sold

Early 60s Magnatone Zephyr

Early 1960's Magnatone Zephyr in excellent shape. This guitar has a biting 60's garage tone and a fast neck with great action. Designed by the legendary Paul Barth, one of the true unsung pioneers of the american electric guitar. OHSC included. <br /><br />Price: Sold

Vintage Archtop

For sale is a vintage archtop guitar. There is no makers mark but it sure looks like a Kay or Harmony to me. Most likely from the 40's or early 50's. This guitar is being sold as-is for restoration or parts. All it actually needs is a tailpiece. The tuners all work fine, the nut looks good, the original bridge is included, the body is solid and the neck is straight. There are the usual dings and scratches you find on an old guitar but not cracks in the wood. As you can see there is a bit of a stain to the wood on the upper bout. this doesn't effect anything and I'm not quite sure what it is. <br /><br />Price: Sold

Ovation Breadwinner Limited

By far the rarest version of the Breadwinner, the Limited was made in well, very limited quantities and has become somewhat of a holy grail for ovation collectors. It has a different body shape than the other Breadwinners and Deacons but has a very similar tone. This one is in immaculate condition both physically and electronically. OHSC included. <br /><br />Price: sold

1965 Standel Artist Amplifier

1965 Standel Artist amp head in perfect working condition. All original with the exception of an added grounded power cable. Standel's are legendary for their loud, clean tone and were used by a who's who of early country, western and rock and roll guitar players. <br /><br /> Price: sold

1959 Fender Pro Amp

Here we have a vintage 1959 Fender Pro amp. This amp sounds awesome! Like only a real vintage 50's Fender can. As you can see, the caps have been replaced, as have most of the pots, some resistors and at least 1 switch. It is possible that the circuit board was replaced along with the caps but I honestly don't know. The tube chart dates the amp to 1959 but the Jensen P15N speaker appears to be from 1957. Everything else appears original, including the transformers. I have removed the chassis and taken photos so you can see the work that was done. Basically this amp was rebuilt to rock. I would have no qualms dragging it to the studio or taking it on the road. It sounds fantastic and has no issues. Tubes are Vintage RCA, Bell and Howell and Tung-Sol. The original tweed is obviously beat up, stained, scuffed, dinged, ripped and has cigarette burns but it's original and looks pretty bad ass. Original grill cloth has some rips but, like the tweed, looks pretty cool and does the job just fine. Original handle is in good shape. Did I mention how great this amp sounds? Killer Fender tweed tone! It's perfect for the studio or playing clubs or just keep it at home and bug your neighbors. I wish I could keep it. The one odd thing is that during the rebuild a grounded plug was not added so it still has the original 2 prong. <br /><br />Price: Sold

Mid 60s Bartell Electric

Here we have a very rare mid 60's Bartell thinline electric guitar. For those of you who don't know, Paul Barth started his guitar career in the 1920's at National. He then went on to be one of the founders of Rickenbacker where he helped design the first commercially available electric guitar, the Electro Frying Pan. He stayed at Rickenbacker through 1957, helping design some of their most sough after guitars as well as mentoring a young Semie Moseley. He then went to work for Magnatone designing their line of cool late 50's and early 60's guitars. When they folded he teamed up with Ted Peckels and started Bartell which was in operation from 1964-67. They made a couple thousand guitars and basses right here in the U.S. This is the only one of this model that I have ever seen. It looks like the Spyder but is a semi hollow body with an f-hole. There is a pic of this actual guitar on the Bartell fan site from before I owned it. This one plays great and sounds fantastic! Screaming 60's tone and good low action. It's a bit like a combination of a Mosrite and a Magnatone. There are some tight cracks on the body which have been there for a while. I can't tell if they are just in the finish or not but they don't move at all and cause no problems. I have tried to show them in the pictures. They look worse than they are and the guitar is totally stable. There are various other dings and scratshes that you would expect on a 45 year old guitar. The original hard shell case is in good shape with some obvious scratches and dings. Unfortunately the Tremolo arm is missing. <br /><br />Price: Sold

1965 Bartell Doubleneck

Here we have a Vintage mid 60's Bartell doubleneck guitar. For those of you who don't know, Paul Barth started his guitar career in the 1920's at National. He then went on to be one of the founders of Rickenbacker where he helped design the first commercially available electric guitar, the Electro Frying Pan. He stayed at Rickenbacker through 1957, helping to design some of their most sought after guitars as well as tutoring the young Semie Moseley in guitar building. He then went to work for Magnatone designing their line of cool, post P.A. Bigsby designed, late 50's and early 60's guitars. When they folded Paul and Ted Peckels started Bartell which was in operation from 1964-67. Peckels has said that they produced about 2000 guitars and basses during that run of which about 24 were double necks. This one is like a cool hybrid between a Ric and a Mosrite. It's got the German carve and the body is hollow like the earliest Mosrite doubles. Both necks were professionally refinished before I owned the guitar and the tuners on the 12 string neck were replaced. The string holder on the 6 string neck was moved and it's possible that both nuts are replacements. I am pretty certain that the bridges are not original either. Other than that, everything else is original. The guitar plays perfectly with very low action the whole way up both necks and the sound is pretty great. There are plenty of dents and dings as well as a lot of finish checking/cracking in the original pearl finish. The worst of it is on the upper horn and where the back and side of the guitar meet in between the necks. I have tried to show this in the photos. There is also some pitting and tarnish to the metal parts. All the electronics function properly and the guitar sounds great. The last pic shows a photo that comes with the guitar of Bartell founder and co-owner Ted Peckels playing this actual guitar in the guitar store he owned in the 90's. <br /><br />Price:Sold

Bill Gruggett/Gene Moles

Here we have a vintage tenor guitar custom made by Bill Gruggett. Bill was an early Mosrite employee who was the shop foreman during the heyday of the company. He then went on to work for Hallmark Guitars where he created the Stradette. After Hallmark closed down in the late 60's. Bill continued building custom guitars. When Mosrite started back up in the mid 70's Bill Went back to work for Semie making the Brass Rail's and other cool guitars. After Mosrite went out of business a second time Bill just continued making his own custom guitars and doing expert repair work on Vintage Mosrites. This is the only tenor he ever built and it was custom ordered by Gene Moles, hence the GM Custom on the headstock. Gene was a successful surf and studio guitarist in the 60's and then ran a guitar store in Bakersfield. It is made out of ash, walnut and maple and the fretboard is a beautiful 5 piece chevron style. It is in fantastic, all original condition. The original Bill Lawrence pickups are hot and loud and really sound great. The neck is straight and the action and frets are low, just like a Mosrite. There is a fair amount of finish checking but it doesn't seem to show in the photos. There are a couple small scratches and dings but nothing serious at all. The second to last photo shows a piece of rubber grip tape that has been on the bottom side of the guitar since I got it. I do not know if this is original or not but it comes in handy so I haven't removed it. <br /><br />Price: Sold

Peavey T-40 Bass

Vintage Peavey T-40 Bass. 100% original and totally solid. There are some scratches and dings but overall this one is in good condition and both plays and sounds great.

Dale Fortune Rickenbacker Combo 600 12 String

Here we have a custom built Electro 12 string guitar in the style of a Rickenbacker Combo 600/800 hand made by the legendary Dale Fortune. Dale was a former Ric and Fender employee and is known as one of the best custom builders and repair men in the business. This guitar was built as part of a project called "Let's Build An Electric Guitar" on the amazing forum Beat Gear Cavern dot com. There is an 11 page thread there full of pictures and info of this guitar being built. You can see it being hand built every step of the way. It is also the subject of an upcoming book about guitar building. If you are familiar with the forum or the project, this is the actual guitar! He built two of them. One was a black 6 string that went to Jackson Brown and the other was this 12 string. The guitar itself is in a close to mint condition as possible. There are two small dings that I have shown in the photos. Besides that, it is perfect. The action is low and it plays and sounds fantastic. It is truly a guitar hand built by a master craftsman. There is no case but the sturdy, padded gig bag that it came in is included. <br /><br />Price: Sold

1896 Grunewald Harp Guitar

Here we have an incredibly rare Grunewald 10 string "The Harp Guitar". There are only a couple of these known to exist! They were the precursor to the modern 12 string acoustic guitar built in the 1890's. The guitar features 10 strings with the 4 high courses doubled. At some point in it's life the guitar was refinished. Judging by the pics of the only other one I could find the bridge was most likely replaced as well. It is just starting to lift in the back corner. There is a fairly long, repaired back crack that is stable but the repair was done a long time ago and could require attention at some point. There are also 2 repaired top cracks that are 100% stable. There is also some missing wood binding on the back bout. It's obviously been missing for a while as the refinish was done over the missing piece. It pains me to let this go and if I were planning on keeping the guitar I would have the bridge removed and a correct replacement made. I would also have the back crack re-cleated at some point. Now that we've got the issues out of the way the good thing is that the neck is straight and the guitar sounds amazing. Very mellow and warm. It will play fine right when it arrives. The action is good if a hair high up by the 12th fret but not bad at all and the full size bridge or the saddle could easily be lowered to bring it down to your preference. <br /><br />Price: Sold

1960s Kay Speed Demon

Vintage mid 60's Kay Speed Demon electric guitar. The guitar plays and sounds great. All of the electronics function properly, the original speedbump pickup sounds killer and the guitar plays nice the whole way up the neck. Tuners are period correct replacements. Nut and pick guard are also replaced. There are a few nicks and scuffs that you would expect to find on a close to 50 year old guitar. Some of the chrome has worn off the pickup as well but overall this is a very nice example of a classic American guitar. <br /><br />Price: Sold

1950s Fender Studio Deluxe Steel

Here we have a 1950's Fender Studio Deluxe steel guitar in all original condition. As you can see the guitar has it's share of dings and some finish checking as well as a little pitting on the metal. One of the tuner shafts is a bit bent but turns fine and holds tune with no issue. There is also a little old tape residue on the board up around the third "fret". None of this affects anything as the guitar plays and sounds great. All 3 original legs are included and work fine. The original hard shell case is pretty beat up and missing a latch but still works fine and is actually pretty solid. Overall this is a great little Steel. <br /><br />Price: Sold