Martin 1953 D-18 Mahogany Excellent condition - No mystery as to the top, it is Adirondack, Mahogany back & sides, Ebony bridge, Ebony fingerboard, thru saddle, 1 11/16’’ nut width, original tuners, replacement pickguard where a large pickguard was screwed into the top (8 screws) that extends from the edge of the bottom of the fingerboard to about 1’’ below the bridge to the treble edge of the top. All holes have been plugged and the body, both top and back has been over sprayed. The original finish is visible through the over spray. No cracks with the exception of the typical b string crack, neck re-set a few months back and we are told the work was performed by Martin. Booming guitar with great tone, sustain and balance. Sounds & plays just like it is supposed to. Priced with 80’s Martin black molded case.
Collings 2010 CW Mahogany Excellent condition - All the good stuff is included with this model with Adirondack top, Adirondack braces, 1 23/32’’ nut width, thru saddle, no tongue brace, Tortoise body & neck binding with purfling and Dalmatian pickguard. This box is very open and robust with warm tone, great presence with little playing wear. Beautiful wide grain Adirondack top that speaks boldly when engaged with very little effort and even though it looks nearly new, it sounds as it has been played regularly. If you are into Collings flagship Mahogany Dreadnought, you need to take a hard look at this wonderful instrument. Priced with non original hard case.
Product ID: s258
Bourgeois Aged Tone Madagascar Rosewood New - Introducing Bourgeois guitars into our offering of great small builders instruments. Known world over for fine hand crafted guitars and our first to arrive is this outstanding specimen. Not only does it look the part of an older instrument but it sounds as if it has been around for decades. Not a “relic” look, but as the process indicates as “Aged.” Aged tone Adirondack Spruce top, Aged Tone finish, beautiful Madagascar Rosewood back & sides, traditional squared peghead with diamond volute, hide glue construction, Ebony traditional style bridge, Ebony fingerboard with diamond & squares inlay, FMI 1 23/32’’ nut width, bone bridge pins, Waverly “Butterbean” tuners, zipper back strip, satin finish headstock, B/W fiber rosette and vintage style pickguard. We are at awe at the sound of this incredible guitar as it is full of life with a “fat” warm delivery along with wonderful balance and sustain. Smooth projection that is mellow and soft but at the same time robust and powerful with no drop off anywhere. Without question the finest sounding Bourgeois we have encountered and are please to offer these fine instruments into our stock. We invite you to try this “magical” model to really appreciate the tone, overall sound and playability with stellar fit-n-finish as it will be a huge surprise. Price with deluxe custom hard case.
Product ID: 866