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Gibson 1934 F-7 Mandolin

by Jason on 21-Aug-13 19:33
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.

Grundy Custom “Flintriver” Banjo

by Jason on 09-Nov-12 21:58
Grundy “Flintriver” Custom “Indian Chief” Maple 5 String Banjo - New - Laurie Grundy of Missouri is making some of the finest traditional banjos in modern times and this is another example of his outstanding work. Based on the highly regarded 30’s era sound and construction, he hit’s the “nail on the head” with that deep warm punchy tone and projection along with the finest materials and inlay work that can be found. All the notes flow sweetly from this instrument and is effortless in playability. Extremely flamed Maple resonator & neck, Grundy 20 hole tone ring, Grundy one piece flange, finish on the tension hoop, tone ring & flange are bell brass and not gold plated, Maple one piece rim with one glue joint, 5/8’’ Maple bridge with Ebony insert, gold Presto traditional tailpiece, triple bound resonator & Ebony fingerboard, gold tuners with Pearloid buttons, intricate detailed “Indian Chief” full head dress in center of peghead along with swirled designs as well as fingerboard inlays to match. Another one-of-a-kind with beauty, rarity, sound & playability. We recommend you try one of these before you purchase any higher end instrument. Priced with deluxe hard case.

Grundy “Flintriver” Custom American Civil War Series “Stonewall Jackson”

by Jason on 21-Aug-13 20:02
New - Another exquisite instrument from Laurie Grundy of Missouri that is built on the 30’s golden era. Extremely flamed Maple resonator & neck, Grundy 20 hole bell bronze tone ring, Grundy one piece flange, bell bronze tension hoop & tone ring, not gold plated, Maple 3ply steamed rim, 5/8’’ Maple bridge with Ebony insert, brass Presto traditional tailpiece, brass armrest, triple bound resonator & Ebony fingerboard, gold tuners with Ebony buttons, intricate detailed peghead inlay of Confederate battle flag and the head of Stonewall Jackson under it. Between the 11th and 12th fret you will find another battle flag with a rifle inlaid in pearl. All inlays on the headstock and fingerboard, are exquisitely hand cut from finest quality shell, abalone, nickel and copper. Here is another example of open warm tone with tremendous power along with an wonderful smooth playing comfortable neck. These are some of the finest banjos that can be obtained today and we urge you to “play before to pay.” Another one of a kind instrument from Grundy. Priced with deluxe hard case.

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