Martin 1943 D-28 (War Time) Brazilian Excellent condition - Outstanding specimen of a war-time 70 year old solid tone instrument. Several repairs that have been professionally done include: Bridge, saddle and oversize Maple bridge plate replaced, part of the top has been very lightly over sprayed, in front & behind the bridge, around the sound hole along with some touch up on a couple of small spots, 2 back cracks both run parallel to the center seam one below about half way down the back, the other one the top of the seam. Both have been closed and are solid. Pickguard has been replaced along with the tuners to Waverly “Butterbeans” and 1 11/16’’ nut width, also a great older neck re-set and a fret job make it ready for the next 70 years. All work is expertly done and has made this instrument an extremely strong sounding and perfectly playing guitar that has that dry, fat, open & alive tone and power. Only 193 of these were made in 1943. It sounds just as it is supposed to for a 70 year old bone as these repairs didn’t hinder the sound at all. Comes with a newer deluxe hard case.
Product ID: s261
Collings Custom D42BaaaA Varnish Brazilian New - One of a kind AAA graded straight grain quartered Brazilian Rosewood back & sides, Adirondack Spruce top, Adirondack braces, no tongue brace, 42 style Abalone top border, Abalone peghead border, 45 style snowflake fingerboard inlay, thru saddle, 1 23/32'' nut width, style 3 backstrip, CW Bridge with 2 1/4'' string spacing, gold engraved Waverly tuners and varnish finish. Collings has confirmed that there is not another one like it on the planet. This is the best sounding Collings instrument we have ever had with big booming delivery, intricate detailed tone, incredible balance, crystal clarity in every register and legendary sustain. This is a thing of beauty both in appearance as well as performance and makes this a very special instrument. Oh the pickguard, that is "real" special. If you are seeking a Collings Dreadnought with spectacular AAA graded Brazilian along with all the special extras, and like the idea that this a one on instrument, this will stand out in any crowd or environment. Priced with deluxe hard case.
Product ID: 950
Thompson OM-BRA Orchestra Model Brazilian New - We are honored to be the exclusive dealer, and present to you, handmade guitars by Preston Thompson of Sisters Oregon. Thompson instruments are made with the highest level in materials and impeccable workmanship. All of his guitars are built and based on the "Golden Era" of guitar legends. The fit & finish takes a back seat to no one using proven nitrocellulose lacquer as in those good old 30's & 40's. This first guitar received is this very special "sunken" Brazilian Rosewood OM that was cut in 1936, which takes on the meaning of real "old growth." Look at the color and straight lines as well as dark lines of this most prized and legendary tone wood. The Master grade Adirondack top is rich & creamy with tight grain in the middle that widens towards the bouts, Adirondack braces, no tongue brace, Herringbone top trim, 1 3/4'' nut width, diamond & squares inlay into Ebony fingerboard, 2 5/16'' string spacing at the traditional Ebony bridge, thru saddle, traditional Tortoise grain pickguard, Waverly "Butterbean" tuners, old style squared headstock, modified "V" profile Mahogany neck and solid bridge pins. The first thing noticed when engaged is the power and instant response, that fat dry delivery, outstanding sustain, the outrageous balance and super clarity with no frayed edges. This is not Preston Thompson's first rodeo as he has been building for several years at a limited scale, but now has geared up to build on a regular basis and has chosen us to represent his fine full line. Guitars of this caliber are a real find and we are pleased to offer these in our shop. Priced with deluxe hard case. This guitar is on hold and is being reviewed by Acoustic Guitar Magazine.
Product ID: s287