Fine vintage instruments

Sales & repairs

    • 1930 National Triolian Poly 11930 National Triolian Poly 5
    • 1930 National Triolian

      1930 National Triolian Polychrome in excellent condition.  This is a fine all original example with the cool Polychrome Island scene painted on the back.  Great looking wear.  We gave it the usual neck straightening and some new strings. Big fat warm sound from the original cone.  It is a solid, easy playing, great sounding National.  Includes non-original hard case.  

    • 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.  

    • 1956 fender esquire 11956 fender esquire 2
    • 1956 Fender Esquire

      1956 Fender Esquire in excellent plus condition.  This is as clean as they get.  100% original and unaltered in any way.  Clean, clean, clean!  Has original case and ashtry cover, strap, cable all the good stuff.  The pickup is strong and sounds great.  The neck is that perfect boat V shape that fits the hand effortlessly.  Frets are unworn and un ground.  If it werent for the slight bit of finish wear on the fingerboard and back edge it would be perfect.  An exceptional guitar. 

    • 1958 Fender Strat 11958 Fender Strat 2
    • 1958 Fender Stratocaster

      1958 Fender Stratocaster in very good condition.  This is an all original guitar except for the high e string tuner which is correct style and period.  Excellent round full neck profile.  All original pickups sound incredible, lots of output.  The guitar is very resonant and lively and weighs 7.5 pounds.  Includes original tweed case.

    • 1963 Fender Stratocaster CAR 11963 Fender Stratocaster CAR 2
    • 1963 Fender Stratocaster Candy Apple Red

      1963 Fender Stratocaster Candy Apple Red in excellent condition.  All original and in excellent condition.  Custom color candy apple red shows some small dings and minimal wear.  There is some finish worn off the back of the neck.  The electronics are all untouched and pickups sound great.  Includes original hard case.  

    • 1943 Martin D18 11943 Martin D18 2
    • 1943 Martin D-18

      1943 Martin D-18 in very good condition.  Wartime guitar with two piece Adirondack top and no steel in the neck.  Very light construction resulting in a dynamic loud and exceptional sounding instrument.  It has the dry, woody, crisp, clear thing that has made these some of the most desired acoustic guitars of all time.  Nicely balanced tone works as well finger picked or flat picked.  It has been played professionally and seen maintenance to keep it running in top shape.  The finger-board, bridge, and bridge plate were replaced by Dave Musselwhite.  The work is all neat and professional as wel...

    • 1930 Washburn 5238 11930 Washburn 5238 2
    • 1930 Washburn 5238

      1930 Washburn 5238 in excellent condition.  This is a most lovely 12 fret 00 size guitar built in Chicago.  This is a Tonk Bros era guitar with what seems to be a Regal made body of spruce and laminate rosewood and neck made by Stewart.  The Chicago made guitars are mysterious with some many factories cross pollinating in the area.  The label inside indicates it is a "Genuine Washburn Tonk Bros. Co. Chicago Sole Distributors".  The scale is 24.9" with a 1 13/16" nut width. It was recently restored by Mark Stutman of Folkway Music who is known for his excellent work.  Neck reset, partial refret...

    • 1958 Wandre Spatial 11958 Wandre Spatial 2
    • 1960s Wandre Spazial

      1960s Wandre Spezial in excellent condition.  Those who know these guitars are passionate about their design style and sound.  This one is no exception to us from the collection of Steve Earle it is a fine example.  The trem system was reworked by Tom about eight years ago and it functions better than any one of these we have seen.  It stays in tune and has a great action.  The sound of the Davoli pickups and aluminum beam in the neck make for a unique and awesome tone.  Buddy Miller is noted for using these guitars for years.  It is rare to find one in this condition and perfectly functional....

    • 1965 Gibson SG 11965 Gibson SG 2
    • 1964 Gibson SG

      1964 Gibson SG in excellent condition.  This guitar is clean and all original.  It retains all its original parts and has no repairs or alterations.  It even has a copy of the original receipt and photos of the original owner playing it!  The two patent number pikcups sound amazing with just the right amount of microphonics that give them air and life.  The frets are in good shape and playability is excellent all over.  The finish is rich shows little wear.  An exceptional version of an iconic guitar.  Includes original case, photos, tags, and receipt.  

    • 1943 Gibson J45OURS 11943 Gibson J45OURS 2
    • 1943 Gibson J-45

      1943 Gibson J-45 in excellent condition.  Other than a neat neck reset and fret job with vintage size wire this one is all original.  No cracks no overspray or touch-up.  Two piece Adirondack top, mahogany back and sides, mahogany neck with V maple support, three on a plate Kluson tuners, poplar head and tail blocks.  This one has a very dry and airy sound to it.  An excellent example in wonderful condition.  Includes newer hard shell case.  


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Crack Repair

Fret Work

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Broken Headstocks

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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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