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
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