‘Acoustic Guitars’ Category

  1. 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


  2. 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

     


  3. 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)


  4. Gibson LG1 C. 1955-57

    October 13, 2017

    This is a lovely example of a Vintage Gibson at a very, very good price. Here’s what we know..

    1. The serial number indicates that the guitar was built in ’57
    2. The headstock however is “sloped”, indicating a build date of ’55 or before
    3. The bridge is a straight style rather that a “reverse” belly style
    4. We have re fretted the guitar and set her up with 11-52 elixir strings
    5. The previous owner is one Sam Cutler, Tour manager for the Rolling Stones and the Grateful Dead.
     
    You Gibson feinds will have fun with this, although I would say (in my humble opinion) that the guitar was built in ’57 using a ’55 NOS neck. Whatever the case or opinion; and I’m sure there will be many; this is a lovely playing guitar with a warm tone and a lovely patina which would compliment any collection.

    $2000.00

    Includes Case (non original)


  5. Martin D12/28 1971

    September 20, 2017

    Aah yes my fine feathered friends, here’s our latest temptation for you…. I present to you this beautiful 1971 Martin D12/28… Solid East Indian rosewood back, sides and finger board and an action as smooth as a gravy sandwich…. oh yes! That other little detail …. the tone…. must I elaborate? Just re fretted in our workshop.

    $3200.00

    Includes Case


  6. Vintage Harmony Cowboy Parlor c.1930’s

    September 20, 2017

    Howdy Pardiners… your looking at our latest restoration. As can be seen, she’s had a full ground up restoration. Further to this has been the addition of scalloped X bracings. We’ve restored many a parlor guitar but this’n is up there with the best of them.. The tone is warm and smokey. The volume is amazing. All this from such a small bodied instrument. These Harmonies were made from solid birch which is a surprisingly good tone wood and this little guitar shows this in spades. Set up with over size vintage frets and deer antler saddle and nut. There’s not a lot more to say.

    $1250.00

    Includes Original Case