Martin 1943 D-28 (War Time) Brazilian Rosewood Excellent condition - Outstanding specimen of a war-time 72 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 with a "real deal" 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 72 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 72 year old bone as these repairs didn’t hinder the sound at all. Comes with a newer deluxe hard case.
Product ID: S300
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
Thompson 2015 000-BRA Thompson 2015 000-BRA 100 Year Old Sunken Brazilian Rosewood Guitar - Near Mint - Hand made by Preston Thompson Of Sisters Oregon to 30's specs, 12 fret slotted peghead, Adirondack Spruce top, Spectacular 100 year old sunken Brazilian Rosewood back & sides and headstock overlay, Ebony traditional bridge, Ebony fingerboard with Diamond & Squares inlay, Adirondack braces, Herringbone top trim, 1 13/16'' nut width, Waverly tuners with Ivoroid buttons, Mahogany neck with volute and Tortoise grain vintage style pickguard. A full body sounding instrument with dynamic range of tone & power. Lush low end, "popping" midrange and clear and bold high end. Lingering sustain and the 100 year old sunken Brazilian coupled with the Adirondack Spruce contributes to the wonderful sound and projection this instrument demonstrates. A new one sells for $10800.00 which this one looks new. The Brazilian this guitar contains is extremely difficult to obtain and will please the most discriminating player. Comes with brown OHC.
Product ID: 992