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    • 1920s Stella Jumbo 12 Birch 11920s Stella Jumbo 12 Birch 8
    • 1920s Stella Jumbo 12 String

      1920s Stella Jumbo 12 string in excellent condition.  This body size and style is known as the Leadbelly model.  The difference being Leadbelly played a mahogany version of this same guitar.  This is birch back and sides with a red spruce top.  In excellent playing shape.  It appears the fingerboard was replaced at some point and the back of the neck was varnished many years ago.  Finish on the body is original with some wear and the loss form an old pickguard now removed.  Lightweight and structurally solid as can be.  Big neck profile with soft V shape.  Plays great and we have it set up wit...

    • 1948 National 1155 11948 National 1155 2
    • 1948 National 1155

      1948 National 1155 in excellent condition.  These guitars were a collaboration between National-Valco and Gibson.  The bodies were made by Gibson and identical to the J-45 of the era and the rest was done by National.  The neck is similar in profile to an early 1960s Gibson.  It is thin for the era with almost no taper but has a 1 3/4" nut width and 2 1/4" string spacing.  The body is solid mahogany with a one piece back, Adirondack spruce top, scalloped bracing, finished in a dark brown sunburst a bit different from a J-45.  The playability is excellent thanks to a neck reset and although the...

    • 1969 Ricenbacker 381 11969 Ricenbacker 381 2
    • 1969 Rickenbacker 381

      1969 Rickenbacker 381 in very good condition.  This is one of the most distinctive guitar designs of the 1960s with its violin edge carved maple body.  This is the version that Rickenbakcer currently reissues.  This one is all original except for a pro refret with original size fretwire.  The finish in in very good condition some wear on the back and back of neck.  The neck is nice and straight and the truss rod works as it should.  The fingerboard was not planed or refinished when it was refretted.  Has the super fast neck profile that these are known for. Original Hi-gain pickups are strong ...

    • 1947 DAngelico modelB 11947 DAngelico modelB 2
    • 1947 D'Angelico Model B

      1947 D'Angelico Model B in excellent condition.  An excellent example original except for the frets and pickguard both expertly replaced.  This model is an interesting combination of 17" wide body with 24.75" scale giving it power and somewhat of a lazy feel on the left hand.  The tone is full and solid.  Includes original hard case and receipt from John D'Angelico.  

    • 1942 DAngelico Style A 11942 DAngelico Style A 2
    • 1942 D'Angelico Style A

      1942 D'Angelico Style A in excellent plus condition.  This is a gorgeous example of the Style A.  Serial number recorded in D'Angelico's ledger as 7/28/1942.  Standard features for the style A 17" wide body, flamed maple back and sides, fine spruce top, ebony fingerboard with pearl block inlays, open gear tuners, adjustable ebony bridge, reddish sunburst finish, 1 5/8" nut width, 24 3/4" scale, celluloid pick-guard.  This guitar is all original right down to the frets and end pin.  It is free of issues or repairs.  The binding and pickguard are in perfect condition with no sign of deterioratio...

    • 1967 Ricenbacker 360 12 11967 Ricenbacker 360 12 2
    • 1967 Rickenbacker 360-12 Mapleglo

      1967 Rickenbacker 360-12 Mapleglo double bound in excellent condition.  This is the extremely rare double bound old body style  just like the prototype and version used by George Harrison.  The condition is 100% original.  No issues.  Sounds exactly as it should big and chimey.  Has Ric-o-sound and standard outputs.  There are only a handful of these in Mapleglo finish.  Includes newer Rickenbacker hard case.  

    • 1962 Gibson J50Adj 11962 Gibson J50Adj 2
    • 1962 Gibson J-50 Adj

      1962 Gibson J-50 Adj in excellent condition.  This is a 100% original guitar with no major repairs of any kind.  We cleaned it up gave it a good set-up and that was all.  Has original strap and hang tag (no the price is not still $175).  There is some pick wear between the bridge and pick guard and some minor dings on the top.  The back and sides are very clean as is the back of the neck.  Very good sound due to the early smaller bridgeplate.  These guitars are the sound of so many famous recordings from the 1960s.  Includes new hard case.  

    • 1957 Gibson J50 11957 Gibson J50 2
    • 1957 Gibson J-50

      1957 Gibson J-50 in excellent condition.  The original finish on this one looks near new. There a couple of tiny imperfections but no checking and it shines like new.  The only repair ever done was our regluing of the pikcugard and the tiny crack accompany it.  The frets are like new and the original saddle is at full height.  As close to perfect of a 1957 Gibson as there is.  The neck is a full and round and fits the hand nicely.  These make such great guitars for strumming and vocal accompaniment.  Includes the original soft case in good condition.  

    • 1982 Gibson ES335Dot 11982 Gibson ES335Dot 2
    • 1982 Gibson ES-335 DOT

      1982 Gibson ES-335 DOT in excellent condition.  These were some of the very first reissue guitars that Gibson made and feature the revered Tim Shaw designed pickups.  This guitar is all original except for a Nashville bridge top.  The frets are the wide flat frets of the era and in good condition.  The neck has the shape of a 1960 with a little more heft to it, a very comfortable profile.  The finish is in excellent condition with no real wear or checking.  These guitars are some of the best 335s money can buy.  They capture much of what we love about the originals at a far more reasonable pri...

    • 1936 Gibson L00 11936 Gibson L00 2
    • 1936 Gibson L-00

      1936 Gibson L-00 in very good condition.  This guitar is well played but not abused.  It was played mostly in the first position and exhibits finish wear but no structural issues.  There is one small repaired back crack that is hard to find and one lower bout two inch side crack also repaired.  We replaced the first four frets to perfectly match the originals and the guitar has full fret height all over the neck.  The neck is a larger pronounced V shape with 1 3/4" width at the nut and 2 3/8" string spacing at bridge.  The neck was expertly reset.  Original bridge is uncut and never been reglu...


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