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 1999 F-5 Master Model Very good plus condition - Charlie Derrington signed 2-3-99. This instrument toured with the Merle Haggard band for quite some time and is very strong both in volume and tone. Dry and woody and the wide grain Red Spruce top has opened-up nicely due to the steady playing. It was played with the pickguard removed and has some ply wear right under the guard along with the typical scratches, dings etc. but considered as basic playing wear. Beautiful "flamed' Maple back neck & sides. This one is in the top 5 of Master Models we have played and it responds instantly with balance that hits on all cylinders. "This is a good one". Priced with OHC.
Product ID: S312
Martin 2004 D-45 Mike Longworth Commemorative Signature Edition #4 of 91 Mint - This guitar belonged to Mike's brother and all the documentation is included. In honor of Mike and his many contributions to Martin for almost 30 years, this special D-45 was made to his favorite preferences on the original D-45 of which were only 91 made. Premium tone woods were used as Martin's finest Adirondack Spruce top, East Indian Rosewood, polished EIR headstock overlay, "C.F. Martin" script logo in mother of pearl, Martin torch from the 30's in Abalone pearl, "Golden Era" snowflake inlay in Mother of pearl Abalone on the fingerboard and Mike's famous "L" between the 19th and 20th frets. This is a special D-45 in many aspects especially sound. Full of older tone, balance, power, clarity and response. The low end is deep and warm but not muddy, midrange is punchy and smooth and the high end is clear and precise. One of the finest sounding modern built Martin guitars you will play with spectacular beauty and charisma. A highly collectable piece of history that honors a great individual as Mike Longworth. Priced with OHC.
Product ID: S311