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
Martin 1939 D-18 Excellent condition - Early 1939 expertly refinished by Andy Todd with a slight antiqued look, 1 ¾’’ nut width, Adirondack Spruce top, newer correct bridge plate, neckset, older refret, newer correct Ebony bridge, original tortoise grain pickguard, small inside cleat for back that is not through and two small patches added to top around top of rosette. This beast is rock-solid with no top cracks and dry as a bone with deep rich bottom end, very “punchy” midrange and crystal clear & mellow high end. Give a listen as Master Kenny Smith plays it on this page and hear the pure vintage tone and power this outstanding box contains. Looks ancient, sounds ancient, light as a piece of paper and plays like a dream. BIG SOUND. Comes with older heavy duty hard case.
Product ID: c213
Gibson All American 5 String Banjo Reissue #46Gibson All American 5 String Banjo Reissue #46 Dated 12-19-79 - Excellent condition - Hand carved and hand painted with the understanding that less than 75 of this model was made and some of these were tenors. History of the United States inlaid in the fingerboard, carved & painted "Bald Eagle" headstock, carved & painted "Bald Eagle" on back of resonator, gold engraved "All American" tailpiece, gold tuners with Pearl buttons, gold engraved parts and 5 ply maple rim with colored wood inlay. Basically the reproduction of the originals with the exception of the thicker rim and set up with a Snuffy Smith bridge. This is a very good sounding banjo and the playability is excellent. There is a thin finish crack at the bottom of the peghead that runs around both sides and you have to look close to see it but it cannot be felt with your fingers. Beautiful and rare instrument that is difficult to find as you see very few for sale. Comes with OHC and a copy of the early 70's catalog featuring Roy Clark on the cover playing one.
Product ID: 951