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
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