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Vintage & used guitars, mandolins, banjos, resonator and slide guitars.

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  1. 1939 Gibson Made Recording King M-6 Arch Top Guitar

    Fernandes Stratocaster Electric Guitar - SOLD

    $295.00

    Out of stock

    Japan made 80's or 90's Fernandes Strat. Original cream/white finish and all original parts. This guitar plays really well and all of the electronics are clean and clear. No problems at all with this guitar and only a couple of very small nicks and dings. There is no case included. Learn More
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    Eastman AC120 Dreadnought Guitar SOLD

    $329.00

    Out of stock

    This used Eastman dreadnought is their entry level basic plain jane with nothing fancy but it does sound better than any other guitar maker I have seen at this price. Features a solid Sitka Spruce top and a bone nut & saddle with a hard shell case included. The sound is really full due to the thin top and hand-carved scalloped X bracing - not something usually seen at this price. Eastman is a Chinese company that has established a fine reputation for high quality guitars, violins & mandolins. This particular guitar has low action and no wear on the frets and no problems other than some pick wear around the sound hole and a few scratches and scuffs. Learn More
  3. 1939 Gibson Made Recording King M-6 Arch Top Guitar

    Martin Sigma DR-7 Guitar Made in Japan

    $395.00

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    FREE SHIPPING! 1980's Martin Sigma DR-7 acoustic dreadnought in excellent condition with hard shell case included. Made in Japan. This was one of the top of the line Sigma models at the time. This guitar plays wonderfully and the action is perfect. The neck is straight and the frets are hardly worn. There is still some room to go down at the saddle if needed in the future for lower action. There are no cracks or dings on the guitar. This guitar has front and back binding and fret board binding. The back and sides are laminated rosewood and the top is laminated spruce. The bridge and fingerboard are rosewood. Impeccable craftsmanship and quality that exceeds the present day models made in China. A hard shell case is included. Learn More
  4. Vintage National Reso-phonic 1133 Guitar

    1983 Flatiron Mandolin 2K “Pancake” SOLD

    $575.00

    Out of stock

    This is a nice 1983 Flatiron 2K mandolin, handmade by Backporch Productions in Bozeman, MT before Gibson bought out the company. It has a spruce top, quilted koa back and sides, mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard, ebony bridge and nut. The curly koa is truly beautiful, offering amazing 3-D visuals that the included photos don’t fully capture. It still has the original manufacturer and recommended string gauge labels inside the body. This 30+ year old instrument has some minor finish crazing on the top close to the neck, and a few surface scuffs and nicks. It has a professionally repaired crack on the top, which has been cleated and splinted. The repair was done in 1995 by Terry C. McInturff (of McInturff Guitars fame). The frets were professionally replaced by luthier Tony Sullivan around 1997; several of the frets have some play wear, mostly under the A strings, but they have plenty of life left in them. The mandolin has no major structural problems, is in good condition, plays well and sounds great. It comes with a hardshell case. Flatirons are no longer made; get a piece of mandolin history with this sweet instrument. Learn More
  5. National Reso-phonic Lap Steel Guitar

    1957 National Reso-phonic lap steel guitar - SOLD

    $950.00

    Out of stock

    1957 National Reso-phonic lap steel guitar. Model #1033. Original red finish. Original machine heads. Machine head buttons are replacements. New bone nut and maple saddle. Original cone & biscuit. No case. Learn More
  6. 1939 Gibson Made Recording King M-6 Arch Top Guitar

    1936 Gibson L-00 Sunburst Flat Top Guitar SOLD

    $3,400.00

    Out of stock

    This is a 1936 Gibson L-00 Sunburst Flat Top Guitar in good condition. Original sunburst finish with no apparent over spray. The 3 digit serial number stamped on the block is 579. Typical scuff marks and scratches and some finish checking all around. The action is very low. We can raise the action of the bone saddle to your desired height if desired. Original machine heads are in good working order, original frets in very good condition with little wear, original fire stripe pick guard and original nut. The bridge and the bone saddle are replacements. The bridge was placed in the proper position and the strings intonate perfectly. There is some finish missing around the bridge as can be seen in the photos. There is a tight hair line crack on the top that has not separated and it is hard to see in some viewing angles. The crack extends from the saddle close to the low E string to the lower end of guitar. There is tight crack on the back of the guitar that extends about 5 inches from the bottom. The neck is very straight and the guitar does NOT need a neck re-set. There is some wear on the back of the neck but no cracks or structural issues with the neck. All interior braces are in good shape and original and the frets are in very good condition. This guitar is very lightly constructed and is very resonant and loud. Comes with a newer hard shell case. Learn More
  7. 1939 Gibson Made Recording King M-6 Arch Top Guitar

    1930's Kalamazoo KG-11 Tenor Guitar SOLD

    $1,200.00

    Out of stock

    This is maybe the lightest guitar I have ever picked up. It weighs right under 2 lbs! This guitar is so resonant and sweet sounding. This is of course the Kalamazoo brand made by Gibson in the 1930's. This is the KG-11 model with a solid spruce top, solid mahogany back & sides, bound top, firestripe pickguard, rosewood fingerboard, and beautiful sunburst finish. Everything is original except the bridge pins. The tuners actually hold a tune well unlike some of these old friction pegs. The action is very low and it plays like butter. There are no top cracks or back cracks. The neck is very straight and the frets are hardly worn. No fret buzz with the current low action. It is in very good condition with the following exceptions: (1) There is a small area in the bridge between the D and G string pegs that has been repaired but it is really hard to see. It just looks like the finish is missing there in about a quarter inch diameter area. The headstock has a little section above the nut that looks as if it chipped out when someone removed the nut at some point. The chip out looks professionally repaired and the hairline joinery can be seen about 3/4 of an inch up from the nut. The chip out does not extend deeper than about 1/8 of an inch at its thickest. The crack does not extend down any further than that and you can see there are no hairline cracks on the back of the neck or on the side. ( 3) There is a clean crack on the bottom of the guitar that extends about 3 inches in each direction from the end pin. The original hard shell case is included and it is in very good condition. Learn More
  8. Vintage National Reso-phonic 1133 Guitar

    1935 National Duolian Resonator Guitar - SOLD

    Regular Price: $3,500.00

    Special Price $2,500.00

    Out of stock

    This is a great guitar from 1935 with very nice action for finger style playing or you can raise the action for slide playing. It comes with a metal nut that fits over the bone nut to raise the action for slide playing. The serial number is C 8750. This guitar was owned by a slide player and so there is very little wear on the frets. Original green frosted duco finish with crystal like texture, original swirled resonator cone, original nut, original biscuit & saddle, original tailpiece & cover plate and original frets in very good condition. The machine heads appear to be replacements but they are of the period. This guitar sounds amazing! It is so very loud and bright. The Duolians have a metal body and this one has no dents on it. The f-holes are rolled and the mahogany neck is 14 frets clear of body. The guitar plays very well and the action is just right for finger style playing. The head stock has a professionally repaired crack that is completely solid and strong and hard to really see. The crack was on the bass side top corner and did not extend farther that the D string machine head. A newer hard shell case is included with the guitar. We offer a 3-day inspection period with a full money back refund minus shipping costs if you are not satisfied. Learn More
  9. Vintage National Reso-phonic 1133 Guitar

    1960's National Reso-phonic 1133 Guitar SOLD

    Regular Price: $1,450.00

    Special Price $1,150.00

    Out of stock

    Mid 60's original National Reso-phonic model 1133 guitar with a perloid finish. The model number is # 1-23457. Everything is original except the tailpiece. This is a short scale (22 inch) guitar. The sound is big for a small guitar with an old style retro twang and the feel of playing an electric guitar. The perloid covering is very cool and intact all around the body. The Kluson machine heads are all original and they turn smoothly and hold a tune well. The G string tuner button shaft is slightly bent but does not affect the tuning. The guitar has been expertly set-up and the frets have been dressed and re-crowned. It plays and intonates as well as you can get for a short scale guitar. The guitar has an adjustable neck with the adjustment bolt under the metal caps on the back. The original chip board case comes with it and it is in fair condition. Learn More
  10. 1939 Gibson Made Recording King M-6 Arch Top Guitar

    1939 Recording King M-6 Archtop Guitar SOLD

    $2,250.00

    Out of stock

    This guitar was made in the Gibson Factory in Kalamazoo in 1939 for the Recording King line of guitars sold through Montgomery Ward. The serial number is EW-1583. This was the top of the line M-6 model which is similar to the M_5 except that the M-6 has gold hardware. Solid carved spruce top and curly maple back and sides. These guitars have the big 17 inch wide lower bout like the Gibson L-5 of the period. Everything about this guitar is original except one little machine head bushing on the G string. Original hard shell case comes with it. There are no cracks and no issues whatsoever. It plays extremely well and the action is jazz low. Frets are hardly worn and there is no fret buzz anywhere on the neck. Sound is arch top sweet and full. Own a 30's Gibson made L-5 for 1/5 the price! Learn More
  11. 1939 Gibson Made Recording King M-6 Arch Top Guitar

    1930's Supertone Parlor Guitar SOLD

    $295.00

    Out of stock

    FREE SHIPPING! Super clean SuperTone from the 1930's. Parlor size (12 3/4 size lower bout) Hawaiian stencil motif with very cool inlaid checkerboard binding. The SuperTone brand was the precursor to the Sears Silvertone brand. The top, back & sides are solid birch. All original tuners and even the bridge pins appear to be original. There are no cracks or dings. The action is low and the neck straight. The frets are straight across like old parlor guitars and not the modern frets with a curved radius. Currently it has Martin Silk & Steel strings on it to lesson the tension on this lightly constructed old guitar. Plays very well but the bass strings go a little sharp above the 5th fret due to the saddle not being compensated. Like most old parlor guitars, nylon strings would intonate better than steel strings on this guitar. There is no case with the guitar. Learn More
  12. 1939 Gibson Made Recording King M-6 Arch Top Guitar

    1930's Maybell Parlor Guitar - SOLD

    $500.00

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    FREE SHIPPING! Very nice sounding and easy playing Maybell parlor guitar from the 1930's. The Maybell brand was made by Slingerland and the quality and craftmanship in this period of production was quite good. The kerfing is clean and well constructed with no glue drips or sloppy workmanship. These guitars were not quite on the level of Gibson's & Martin's of the period but they still were made well and lightly built. It has a Solid spruce top that is crack free and birch back and sides with a dark stain. The action is very nice and low on this guitar and the neck is straight. Currently it has Silk & Steel strings on it to lesson the strain on the delicate and aged body. It could accommodate extra light steel strings but I would suggest to keep using Silk & Steel in the future. The tuners are original and the pearl dot pins appear to be original as well. The back and sides are crack free and the sunburst finish on the back is really warm and rich. Comes with a newer chip board case. Learn More
  13. 1939 Gibson Made Recording King M-6 Arch Top Guitar

    1950's Silvertone Jumbo Guitar SOLD

    $395.00

    Out of stock

    FREE SHIPPING! Excellent condition 1950's Silvertone Jumbo acoustic guitar model #618 with original alligator case. This guitar plays great and the action is low and the neck is arrow straight. The guitar has a two piece solid spruce top and laminate mahogany back and sides. There are no cracks anywhere and the frets are in very good condition with little play time on them. This big monster has a 17 1/4 inch lower bout and ladder bracing. There is no warping or bulging of the top. The tuners have been replaced at some point with newer Ping machine heads but it could be retrofitted to the original tuners if you wanted. The original alligator case with red plush lining is in good shape. This was the poor man's Gibson J-200 Jumbo at the time. Learn More
  14. 1939 Gibson Made Recording King M-6 Arch Top Guitar

    1950's Gretsch Synchromatic SOLD

    $425.00

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    FREE SHIPPING! This is a 1950's Gretsch Synchromatic model 100 arch top F-hole guitar in fair shape. It is a worn player, but it does not cost much for being vintage. It has a big 16 wide lower bout and a nice woody tone. There has been some binding replaced and the tailpiece is not original, as well as the machine heads. It plays fairly well but the action is a little high but it could be lowered by shaving down the rosewood bridge and saddle. The machine heads work OK but it would benefit from a new set of tuners. The guitar is pretty loud and has big thick frets and a somewhat chunky neck. This guitar could play better if you did these improvements but it can be played as is. It is cool looking and the bridge is original and there are no cracks on the body or top. The top is carved spruce and the back is laminate maple. We have a money back 3-day inspection period after receiving the guitar minus a $50 original shipping fee to cover the free shipping that we offer and buyer is responsible for return shipping. Learn More
  15. 1939 Gibson Made Recording King M-6 Arch Top Guitar

    1962 Silvertone Archtop Guitar Model H1215 SOLD

    Regular Price: $400.00

    Special Price $350.00

    Out of stock

    FREE SHIPPING! Excellent condition 1962 Silvertone arch top guitar model H1215. The manufacture date is stamped inside the guitar. This guitar has no issues and looks and plays great. The neck is straight and the frets are barely worn. Original tuners, tailpiece, bridge, and pickguard. The heel is tight and everything about this guitar is right. Nice little owner's manual comes with it. A beautiful vintage guitar that plays and sounds very good. A newer chipboard case comes with it. Learn More
  16. 1939 Gibson Made Recording King M-6 Arch Top Guitar

    1930's Kalamazoo Sport Acoustic Guitar - SOLD

    Regular Price: $1,600.00

    Special Price $1,150.00

    Out of stock

    FREE SHIPPING! All original 1930's Kalamazoo Sport Acoustic Guitar in perfect playing condition. The Kalamazoo line was made by Gibson during the depression as a more affordable option to their Gibson models. It is ladder braced and made with the same quality and craftsmanship as the Gibson models of the period. This guitar has low action and room to lower the action at the saddle if wanted. The neck is very straight and the heel is tight. The frets are barely worn and the machine heads are original and function quite well. A beautiful sunburst finish with virtually no checking and no cracks at all or dings anywhere. A few light scratches on the back is about all to report on this truly vintage guitar. The Sport model is smaller than the Kalamazoo KG-11 and KG-14. The lower bout is 12 3/4 inches wide and the upper bout is 9 inches wide. The depth of the body is 3 7/8 inches deep and the length of the guitar is 36 inches. The scale length of the strings is 23 inches. The weight of instrument is 2 1/4 lbs. A newer case comes with the guitar. Learn More
  17. 1939 Gibson Made Recording King M-6 Arch Top Guitar

    1930's SS Stewart Acoustic Guitar

    $1,750.00

    FREE SHIPPING! Great sounding and great looking vintage SS Stewart from the 1930's. The intonation is perfect and the action is great. The top is solid spruce and the back and sides appear to be birch. The action is great and the frets have very little wear on them. The tuners are original and the mother of pearl inlay on the head stock is well done. There are 2 cracks on the top and they are each about 3 1/2 inches long. The interior has a lacquer coat that was originally done when the guitar was made. The guitar comes with an old hard shell case. Learn More
  18. 1939 Gibson Made Recording King M-6 Arch Top Guitar

    1930's Maybell Acoustic Guitar by Slingerland

    $1,250.00

    FREE SHIPPING! Interesting Maybell guitar from the 1930's. This has an arched top and a round sound hole. Kind of has a gypsy jazz guitar feel and sound with a brightness and plucky notes that ring out with punch but do not have a lot of lingering sustain. Well suited for fast runs and chunky rhythm chords. Solid spruce top and mahogany back and sides. Looks like the original tuners and maybe original tailpiece and bridge. I could not find much information or images of this model so I am not sure about what the stock tailpiece and bridge looked like. There are a few small hairline cracks on the back and on the top at the bottom and top of the lower bout and the side has a hairline crack near the treble side. Just had a neck re-set and it plays and sounds fantastic. It has pearl dot markers and snow flake markers at the 7th and 12th fret. The interior was lacquered at the factory. Learn More
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    1930's Maybell Sun Burst Parlor Guitar - SOLD

    $550.00

    Out of stock

    FREE SHIPPING! Another very nice sounding and easy playing Maybell parlor guitar from the 1930's. This one has good action and a straight neck and we checked it out thoroughly for loose braces and cracks and all is well with this vintage parlor guitar. I really love these old Maybell guitars and best of all they are still affordable vintage instruments. The Maybell brand was made by Slingerland and the quality and craftmanship in this period of production was quite good. The kerfing is clean and well constructed with no glue drips or sloppy workmanship. These guitars were not quite on the level of Gibson's & Martin's of the period but they still were made well and lightly built. It has a Solid spruce top that is crack free and birch back and sides with a dark stain. A very nice sun burst finish The action is very nice on this guitar and the neck is straight. The fret board is a flat radius finger board like all of the older parlor guitars. Currently it has Silk & Steel strings on it to lesson the strain on the delicate and aged body. It could accommodate extra light steel strings. The tuners are original. Comes with a newer chip board case. Learn More
  20. 1939 Gibson Made Recording King M-6 Arch Top Guitar

    1920's Vintage Regal Parlor Guitar - SOLD

    $750.00

    Out of stock

    FREE SHIPPING! Ornate 1920's Regal parlor guitar with a pearloid fingerboard. A sweet little guitar with original tuners & bridge. Plays very well with nice low action and a rich sound for a parlor size. Beautiful inlaid marquetry purfling and rosette. We installed a new bone saddle and dressed the frets. Also, we re-glued the fingerboard in one area and we lowered the action to a very comfortable height for playing. There are no cracks or splits anywhere on the guitar. The neck is straight and the tuners function well. There is a small area on the front of the head stock where someone scratched a diamond type design on it at some point in its history. Comes with a newer chip board case. Learn More
  21. 1939 Gibson Made Recording King M-6 Arch Top Guitar

    1930's Slingerland X-Braced Acoustic Guitar SOLD

    Regular Price: $1,100.00

    Special Price $750.00

    Out of stock

    FREE SHIPPING! This is a Slingerland guitar from Chicago made in the 1930's. This has an X-braced top which is interesting and desirable because most guitar builders were making ladder braced tops in this period. All solid mahogany body and original machine heads. I replaced the bridge with a rosewood replacement that intonates much better than the original. The original bridge was non-compensated so it played sharp when fretted (a common problem with a lot of older acoustics). I also replaced a missing back brace that is shown in the photos. The body has no cracks and no warping and there is binding on the top and around the sound hole. Pearl dot inlays in the fingerboard and the heel is nice and tight. The neck is very straight and the action is good. Total length of the guitar is 36 1/2 inches. The lower bout is 13 inches and the upper bout is 9 1/2 inches. Depth of the body is 4 inches at the deepest. The nut width is 1 7/8 inches. The string length is 24 1/4. The sound is warm and rich with the x-braced solid mahogany top. Action is good and this would make the perfect finger picking guitar for someone looking for that old vintage sound. Newer case included. Learn More
  22. 1939 Gibson Made Recording King M-6 Arch Top Guitar

    1930's Maybell Acoustic Guitar

    Regular Price: $1,100.00

    Special Price $750.00

    FREE SHIPPING! 1930's American made May Bell acoustic guitar in excellent condition. I have owned a lot of these May Bell's and this is the best looking one I have seen yet, and the condition is fantastic. Ain't she a beauty for being over 85 years old. Very warm sunburst finish with no cracks or scratches to speak of. Solid birch back and sides and a solid spruce ladder braced top. Original tuners that work wonderfully and original ebony nut. I changed out the old non-compensated bridge for a new compensated rosewood bridge that intonates on all the strings at every fret. The neck is very straight and the frets have very little wear on them. The overall length of the guitar is 36 3/4 inches. The string length is 24 inches down the center. Lower bout is 13 1/8 inches and the upper bout is 9 5/8 inches. The depth of the body is 4 inches. The nut is 1 3/4 inches wide. The fingerboard has 3 pearl dot inlays and there is binding around the top and the sound hole.The heel is nice and tight and the string action is great. This is a 9.5 out of 10 scale in condition. Affordable 1930's American made vintage! Learn More
  23. 1939 Gibson Made Recording King M-6 Arch Top Guitar

    1930's Supertone Acoustic Guitar - SOLD

    Regular Price: $500.00

    Special Price $350.00

    Out of stock

    FREE SHIPPING! This is a 1930's Supertone guitar that originally had a tailpiece and I put on a fixed compensated bridge that sounds much better. The guitar intonates and plays very nicely. No sharps when playing up the neck and the action is jazz low. I am not sure if the back and sides and top are maple or birch but they are definitely solid. The neck appears to be maple and the fingerboard rosewood. The nut seems to be the original bone or ivory and the saddle is a new bone saddle with lots of room to lower action in the future. The top and sound hole have real binding but the fingerboard design is painted. The sound hole has a little warping but the top is true and crack free. There are no cracks anywhere on this guitar. plank style machine heads look to be original and the frets have very little wear. The frets are non radius and the string action down the middle is 25 1/8 inches. The lower bout is 14 3/4 inches and the upper bout is 10 3/4 inches. The depth of the body is 3 1/2 inches and the nut width is 1 3/4 inches.This really is a sweet little player and the wear marks around the edges add to the vintage look I think. The neck is straight and true and the sound is bright and crisp and spanky. Guitar only with no case included. Learn More
  24. 1939 Gibson Made Recording King M-6 Arch Top Guitar

    Turn Of the Century Parlor Guitar SOLD

    $500.00

    Out of stock

    FREE SHIPPING! Turn of the century parlor guitar with no label. Well made and very playable with a big sound for such a small guitar. Nice herringbone inlay and mother of pearl headstock inlay. Brazilian rosewood back and sides I would presume, tight grain spruce top with a couple of cracks on the bass side lower bout but well intact. Ladder bracing on the soundboard and pyramid bridge. Very nice fleur-de-lis pattern machine heads that function very well. The guitar has had a neck re-set at some point and a radius rosewood fingerboard was put on it with large modern frets. The work was not top notch and the frets are a little wavy although it still plays pretty well. There is room at the saddle to lower the action but it is set a good height at present. The sides and the neck are crack free but there are several cracks on the back but structural integrity is fine. No loose braces and nice workmanship on the interior. There is no case. Learn More
  25. 1939 Gibson Made Recording King M-6 Arch Top Guitar

    1930's Slingerland Songster F-hole Arch Top Guitar SOLD

    $650.00

    Out of stock

    FREE SHIPPING! This is a Slingerland guitar from Chicago made in the 1930's. The top is solid carved spruce and the back and sides are laminate maple with some light flame and a very pretty tobacco sunburst finish. Rosewood finger board and binding as well as top and back binding. This guitar plays like a jazz guitar with low action and a straight neck. The frets are original and have very little wear. The sound is big and bright with as much punch and volume as some of the Gibson L-50 models of the period. The machine heads are newer repro Kluson style and the tail piece is probably not original but it is quite old. Not sure about the bridge but again it is old and of the period. The overall condition of the guitar is very good with not many scratches or scuffs. There are a couple of very tight hairline cracks on the top near the treble bridge area. The total length of the guitar is 41 inches. The lower bout is 15 3/4 inches and the upper bout is 11 1/4 inches. Depth of the body is 4 inches at the sides. The nut width is 1 11/16 inches. The string length is 25 inches. There is no case with the guitar. We have a money back 3-day inspection period after receiving the guitar minus a $50 original shipping fee to cover the free shipping that we offer and buyer is responsible for return shipping. Learn More

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