November 2, 2014
“Craig” lap steel (with a difference)
Made in the US of A, the unique feature here is the Pat Pending tilt adjustable neck. A real piece of history. We can tell you that this is a 50’s baby. The addition of a genuine Gretsch roller bridge and pick up gives amazing tone and just look at that Pin striping!
Again the talented hand of Duane Brown (www.browncocustoms.com)
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October 24, 2014
Windsor Banjolin c. 1920
I want you to think 1920’s beer halls, vaudeville, George Fornby, you get it right? p.a systems? Maybe a 20 watt “TOA” to overcome 100 plus revelers; good luck with that! So what you need is a weapon that will cut right through the rabble. Well this is it.
The Windsor “proffesional” packs a punch! Completely restored (inc new calf skin) so now she has enough power to drive your neighbours to press “000” and have you evicted before you have a chance to get to verse 2 of brown eyed girl.
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October 24, 2014
National Mandolin 1929
National was known to not only “Reso-tone” guitars but they “Reso-toned” violins, tenor guitars, double basses and this: the Mandolin. She’s beat up but sweet and oozes vintage Americana. Where are you going to find a better deal than that?
$2500 inc case
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January 8, 2014
National Bluegrass 35 compact resonator C. 1963 with molded Reso-glass body.
The First time I ever saw one of these cutie’s was back in 1992 at a Deborah Conway Gig. Deb was cute, however her Reso glass took the cuteness and “cred” factor to a whole new level. As you can tell it left quite an impression on me, even though most of you, dear readers weren’t born at that stage. I coveted one then and still covet one now. If I could “back door” it without the little lady finding out. Listen to the intro of this song and you’ll get an idea of what our little girl sounds like, please excuse the second rate audio.
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