Martin 1941 D-18 Mahogany Dreadnought Very good condition - Adirondack Spruce top, backward shifted scalloped bracing, 1 11/16'' nut width, old overspray top, replaced bridge and correct Maple bridge plate, new saddle, replaced Waverly oval tuners and slight hairline crack on back of headstock that has no structure value. All repairs professionally done and the overall sound is extremely strong. Very loud, dry warm and woody tone, responds as it should, plays wonderfully because of the recent neck set and is ready for the next 75 years of that ancient tone to flow out. Want that old Bluegrass & old Country tone, then this is your guitar. Comes with old hard case.
Product ID: A1006
Gibson 1934 F-7 Mandolin 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.
Product ID: s263
Gibson 1935 L-C "Century Of Progress" Very good plus condition - An early example of the Century model with the small sunburst on the top. These were made for the Century Of Progress exhibition in Chicago in 1933 and was produced until 1939. Flashy pearloid headstock and fingerboard, set this model apart. The inlays were set in Brazilian Rosewood and look very close to the "Nick Lucas" model. Spruce top, Maple back & sides, single bound body, Brazilian Rosewood bridge, "Firestripe" pickguard, thru saddle, Pearl truss rod cover and original Grover 3 on a plate tuners with plastic buttons. The finish is all intact with a lot of checking and some "swirling" on the back but amazingly there are no cracks anywhere. The sound is bright and loud with that wonderful old Gibson tone. Recent neck set along with the first 5 frets replaced. A killer finger style guitar but with a pick is roars with strumming or flatpicking. These are hard to find but in this condition it is even harder. This is one fun playing instrument. Comes with its original rough purple lined hard case.
Product ID: s274