‘All Instruments’ Category

  1. Restoration: C. 1920’s Vega Tenor Banjo

    April 27, 2018

  2. Restoration: 1956 Gibson J-45

    April 27, 2018

  3. RESTORATION: 1939 National Trojan Resonator

    April 27, 2018

  4. RESTORATION: 10 String Classical

    April 27, 2018

  5. 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


    Includes Case

  6. 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!


    Inc. case