Martin 2006 D-28 1937 "Golden Era" Limited Edition Brazilian Near mint - This is one of the finest sounding modern day Martin guitars we have encountered. Deep, warm, fat and loose with great delivery and response. We compared it with a new D-28 Authentic which is around 40K, that we could tell very little difference. Both were full of life and that vintage tone that reminds us of that " Golden Era" mid 30's sound. Adirondack Spruce top that starts tight in the middle and flares to wide grain at the bouts , Adirondack forward shifted scalloped braces, Ebony fingerboard with diamond & squares inlay, fossil Ivory thru saddle, (1 3/4'') nut, bridge pins with black inserts, modified "V" Mahogany neck, grained Ivoroid body binding, Herringbone top trim, "C.F. Martin stamped on back of squared headstock, old growth medium color quartered Brazilian Rosewood back & sides with dark streaks in the center, Brazilian Rosewood headstock overlay, Waverly "Butterbean" tuners, Ebony traditional bridge, Delmar pickguard and top aging toner. This instrument looks almost un-played as there may be a couple of scratches on the pickguard and it still has the hang. Only 600 were made and you don't find many for sale especially in this condition as it is certainly a rare find. Comes with original hard case with green crushed velvet inside.
Product ID: 915
Ellis 2007 #100 "Birds Eye" Special Deluxe F-5 Excellent condition - To celebrate his 100th instrument, Tom Ellis came up with some "special" tone woods to commemorate this event and he came thru with this stunning example. Beautiful no doubt about that with that figured "birds eye" back & sides, exquisite grain Adirondack top, highly flamed Maple neck with French polish, "Flern" headstock inlay, triple bound body, neck and peghead, 1 1/8'' FWI nut width, traditional Ebony bridge, Ebony abbreviated fingerboard, James tailpiece with "Ellis" logo, handmade Ebony pickguard, black Pearl truss rod cover, varnish finish and Waverly tuners with Pearl buttons. The sound? Woody, open, airy, vibrant, deep, warm, smooth, balanced, dry and powerful. Another way of phrasing this is that, an Ellis just doesn't get much better than this. Priced with square hard case.
Product ID: S276
Nechville Custom RB-6 Checkerboard Style 5 New - 20 hole pre-war spec flathead tone ring, 3 ply Maple rim, checkerboard binding on Maple resonator, Maple neck and peghead, Argentine gray finish, "Hearts & Flowers" fingerboard inlay, "Fiddle" peghead, Style 6 headstock inlay, Bluegrass traditional style pot with Nechville neck with Flux capacitor, (neck adjustment) 24 carat gold plated & engraved on helimounted frame and metal parts, Nechville tailpiece, one piece flange, flat head tone ring & wood arm rest. This is a 1 off for us and was taken from our original style 6 checkerboard. This is an exceptional instrument that we commissioned Tom to build for us as we wanted to see what his traditional series instruments where like and we are blown away. WOW what a outstanding sounding banjo with power, warm tone and balance. We discovered that the "Flux Capacitor" is really the only way to go as far as neck adjustment is concerned. It is just too simple and a big surprise was the fact that it has no coordinator rods. The quality of build is superb in every detail and is the complete package in beauty, sound and rarity. Priced with deluxe hard case.
Product ID: 922