Martin 1958 5-18 Small Guitar Excellent condition – Spruce top, Mahogany back & sides, Tortoise grain pickguard, thru saddle and “flat belly” Grover Butterbean tuners. This is Martin’s smallest model and is commonly associated with Marty Robbins as the model he used for several years. A great sounding instrument with great volume and sustain for a box of this size with sweet tone with excellent playability. These are hard to find in this condition which makes this one a nice find. Priced with newer Martin hard case.
Product ID: s180
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 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