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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...

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    • Collings 001 Adirondack SN-26136

      NEW Collings 001 Adirondack top and braces SN-26136.  The Collings take on one of the all time greatest guitar designs the 00 12 fret.  This one features a top grade Adirondack top and bracing.   Mahogany back & sides Black/white wood nitrate strip rosette Tortoise-style top/back binding Black/white wood purfling with 1-style walnut backstrip Pre-war scalloped bracing Tortoise-style celluloid pickguard High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish Mahogany neck Square slotted headstock with volute 15 degree headstock angle Ebony peghead overlay with inlaid Collings Logo Ebony fingerboard with ebony...

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    • Collings D1 Adirondack Vintage Now SN-26139

      NEW - Collings D1 Adirondack top with Vintage Now neck and bridge SN-26139.  This is one of the most impressive new dreadnaughts being made today.  It captures the spirit of the vintage stuff with the fit finish and playability of the highest caliber new guitars.  The Adirondack top begs to be flatpicked.  The vintage now neck is a bit chunkier than the standard mod V and the bridge spacing is a touch wider as well.   Mahogany back & sides Black/white wood nitrate strip rosette Tortoise-style top/back body binding Black/white wood purfling with 1-style walnut backstrip Pre-war scalloped bracin...

    • 1959 Champ 21959 Fender Champ1 1
    • 1959 Fender Champ with Box

      1959 Fender Champ in original shipping box!  Condition is excellent to near mint.  100% original including the tubes.  Works and sounds great.  An incredible time capsule piece and rare chance to get one new in the box!    

    • 1965 Fender Strat 11965 Fender Strat 2
    • 1965 Fender Stratocaster

      1965 Fender Stratocaster in excellent condition. Oct 2 1965 neck date.  It is original except for a rewound neck pickup, a replaced volume pot and 5-way switch and pro refret.  Nice big round neck profile that gets fat by the 12th fret.  The finish is all original.  Back of neck has finish worn from playing.  Excellent sounding guitar, nails the classic 60s rhythm and blues thing ala Curtis and Ike.  Includes original hard case.  

    • 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.  


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TR Crandall Guitars is owned by Alex Whitman and Tom Crandall.

Together we have over 35 years experience in buying, selling, trading, playing, and repairing guitars. Our love for music and fine quality vintage instruments is what drives us.

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