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.
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
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