2009 New Era Prairie State Style 4 GuitarExcellent condition - Upgraded 18’’ body, beautiful flamed Cherry back & sides, insane wide grain Adirondack Spruce top with vintage Amber finish, bound body B/W/B/W/B purfling, bound Ebony fingerboard with large block Pearl inlay, Abalone position markers, large vintage style Tortes pickguard, star inlayed Ebony bridge, 1 ¾’’ nut width, three piece Mahogany neck with center Rosewood strip, Pearl & Vine headstock inlay, Waverly oval button tuners and 25.5 scale. Huge booming power with deep soft tone. For those that were unaware that Cherry is a serious “tone wood” on an acoustic guitar, here is a great example. Large low end response that can be felt to your toes, direct midrange that connects in an instant and high end that softly exposes itself in a firm way. Hats off to Tony Klassen for his wonderful recreations of the Larson’s originals as this specimen is outstanding. This instrument shows very little playing wear and a new one like this is considerably more money and the wait is substantial. Priced with vintage style case.
Product ID: 771
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
Gibson 1934 F-7 Mandolin Excellent plus condition - This is the cleanest F-7 we have ever encountered and is all original with possibly the bridge being the exception. It shows very little playing wear and even the pickguard is intact with no issues. The sunburst finish is smooth with just a few checks that are hardly visible. Conforms to 1934 catalog specs with Spruce top, highly figured Chocolate brown finish Maple back & sides, Mahogany neck, single bound body, neck, pickguard and peghead, Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard with fancy inlay similar to Nick Lucas guitar and Fleur-De-Lis headstock inlay. Beautiful warm open tone with impressive power, clarity along with a serious chop at any position, and the more it is played, the more it opens up. Made between 1934 thru 1939 and is the same model Bill Monroe used until he bought his fabled 1923 F-5 in 1945. Rarer than a Loar, these do not show up very often and one in this condition is even a rarer find. Comes with original red lined formed fit hard case with some case candy.
Product ID: s263