‘All Instruments’ Category

  1. Collings MT2 Full Gloss A-Style Mandolin

    November 28, 2017

    We really don’t need to tell you about Collings instruments if your already looking at this post. Bill Collings started the company in 1973 and has made what can only be described as the Rolls Royce of American stringed instruments ever since. Bill passed away in July of this year and although this is a tragedy for the luthiery community; not to mention his many admirers in the playing community, there is no doubt that instruments built before his passing will increase in value. This mandolin brings together all of those thing that you would expect from Collings. Brightness with plenty of midrange cut and projection, and a slick action to round things off…. Just look at that flame! PS if you check around on prices, you’ll know what a bargain this mandolin is….

    Some Specs:

    • Serial no.: #91
    • Built Nov 2001
    • Made in Austin TX
    • Carved Red Spruce Top; Premium Flamed Maple Back/Sides/Neck

    $4000

    Includes Case


  2. Maton Flamingo 1963

    November 28, 2017

    It’s hard to believe that this old girl is as old as me….. and like me, has done many, many gigs…. The action is sleek on account of the fret dress and set up just completed in our workshop.  I made a brass brake bar to increase the down pressure onto the bridge, and used the original tail piece mounting holes to fit the brake so as to not affect the originality. She is so lovely and is original right down to the fret wire. The patina and checking are sublime. She might be light in weight (3kg’s) but big on resonance and tone. Whether a collector or player, she’s just beautiful!

    $1500.00

    Inc. case


  3. Les Korn Archtop

    November 28, 2017

    Les Korn is a reclusive character who makes only as few instruments a year. This Archtop has a very D’angelico Contemporary vibe about it right down to the headstock design…. This is a serious handmade professional instrument that is worthy of a connoisseur who will appreciate the fineries of the artist who built her. There are some things I wish I could keep for myself and this is one of them.

    • Serial no.: 14706
    • Made in Tucson AZ
    • Carved Englemann Spruce Top; Highly Figured Maple back/sides/neck

    $4500

    Includes Case


  4. Collings DS2H Slope Shoulder Dreadnought

    November 28, 2017

    We really don’t need to tell you about Collings instruments if you’re already looking at this post. Bill Collings started the company in 1973 and has made what can only be described as the Rolls Royce of American stringed instruments ever since. Bill passed away in July of this year and although this is a tragedy for the luthiery community, not to mention his many admirers in the playing community, there is no doubt that instruments built before his passing will increase in value.  Some have described a Collings flat top as an orchestra in a box… this definitely rings true for this guitar… How can one guitar sound so big and fulsome? There is no doubt in my mind that this guitar will be gracing your home… or home studio for that matter. One things for certain and that is, you’ll have a friend for life… I think a quick check on the going prices will tell you that this is a bargain…..

    Some Specs..

      • Serial no.: 10132
      • Built in 2004
      • Made in Austin TX
      • Classic V neck and Pre-war Scalloped X-Brace
      • Vintage 12 fret neck join
      • 46mm wide nut width
      • Sitka Spruce Top; East Indian Rosewood Back /Sides; Honduran Mahogany Neck
      • Includes Case

        $5250.00

     


  5. Gibson ES335 LH 2002

    October 13, 2017

    This is such a beautiful guitar… I’m a leftie myself, but like many of my clients I have one problem and here’s a hint…… She resides at the same address and holds the purse strings…….. but for you luckier leftie’s this baby is a treat!

    We’ve been servicing this guitar since new and we know every bit of her. Amazing tone and playability not to mention, scarcity. Mid 90’s through to early 2000’s are my favourite years for Gibson production. Build and finish quality is high and the quality of the timber used in this guitar is sublime. 

    $3500.00

    Includes Original Case


  6. Gibson ES125 C. 1955

    October 13, 2017

    Here we have a lovely mid ’50’s ES125 fully set up and ready to rock… Whether it be Jazz, Fuzz or Country, this guitar has it all going on…. here’s some facts

    1. Originally purchased for Jackson’s rare Guitars in the late 80’s
    2. Finish is in great condition however a re-finish may have been done at some stage.
    3. The pots date to 10-53 
    4. The “sloped” headstock puts the age at ’55 or before.
    5. The P90 is original, however, the cover has been modified; probably as a result of the fact that many of these covers pulled away from the body owing to a lack of flexiblility… You Gibson nuts will know about this!
    6. The serial number is unusual, if a little hard to read. From what i can make out it looks to be “SP0228” with what looks like a 4 on the end. 
    7. The bridge may or may not be original.

    But with this knowledge in hand, at the end of the day this is a lovely guitar with amazing tone and playability.

    $1800.00

    Includes Case (non original)