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1950's Gibson Rectangular Case

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Hi, I need a 1950's Gibson F-5 case if someone has one laying around?, Thanks William

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Posted: Mar 25, 2017 07:09 PM CDT

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William Smith

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Wanted 1930's And 1950's Gibson Gold Plated Tailpiece Cover

Wanted 1930's And 1950's Gibson Gold Plated Tailpiece Cover

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Help please, I need these covers/complete assemblies for some mandolins I have. not the clamshell type. Thanks William

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Posted: Mar 25, 2017 07:06 PM CDT

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William Smith

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1950's Gibson Rectangular Case

1929 Gibson Original Pyramid TB2 Tenor Banjo

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1929 Gibson, 9331-9, original pyramid ring TB2, includes redline hardshell case.

Maple neck and resonator, Grover pancake tuners and Presto tailpiece. There are some scratches, dings, and some light weather checking but nothing very significant. Someone scratched a name on the cover of the tailpiece. The resonator inner wall lamination is slightly open around the neck notch but is solid and does not move.

Overall in very nice condition. Click on web link for additional pictures.

Asking $3000 plus shipping and insurance.

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Posted: Mar 25, 2017 07:00 PM CDT

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2014 Gibson F5G - Dated July 9

2014 Gibson F5G - Dated July 9

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2014 Gibson F5G in like new condition, no scratches or dings, no modifications. Signed and dated July 9, 2014 by David Harvey. Additional pictures available, click on web link.

Asking $3700 plus shipping/insurance.

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Category: Mandolins
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Posted: Mar 25, 2017 06:52 PM CDT

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1929 Gibson Original Pyramid TB2 Tenor Banjo

Original Gibson Trap Door Tenor Banjo

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Category: Banjos
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Posted: Mar 25, 2017 06:12 PM CDT

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Peter Romano

West Grove Pennsylvania 19390
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Diamond Secure Ukulele String Ties

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CAD Designed for consistent product quality and performance, Super lightweight - Less that 2 grams for full set (5 each), Special internal string cavity allows for Solid contact with Bridge, Stops wear and tear on bridge surface and inlays, Provides a more uniform string angle from saddle to bridge hole.

New in Package $12 shipped

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Posted: Mar 25, 2017 04:53 PM CDT

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Mansfield Ohio

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Crossrock Fiberglass Concert Ukulele Case
Kiwaya Ktc-2 Mahogany Concert Ukulele & Hardshell Case

1933 Selmer Conversion

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If you've always wanted to own a Selmer guitar but found the prices put them out of reach, then this is the instrument for you! This guitar is one of a handful of Selmer 4 cordes Grand Modeles (a 4 string guitar that was a precursor to the Eddie Freeman model) that was converted to a 6 string guitar. The work was carried out by Marco Roccia, an Italian luthier located in London, sometime after WWII. Roccia was head of the restoration department of the instrument manufacturer Clifford Essex and had also been a good friend of Mario Maccaferri. Many of Roccia's Selmer conversions were commissioned and sold by Louis Gallo, an Anglo-Italian guitarist who played in the style of Eddie Lang. A capable luthier, Roccia's work has stood the test of time as his excellent conversions sound and play very much like original Selmer guitars.

This fabulous instrument began its life in 1933 as one of a handful of 4 cordes Grand Modeles that Selmer built based on a design by the British tenor banjoist Eddie Freeman. The 4 cordes Grand Modele had the same body (including the internal resonator and D shaped soundhole) as the original Maccaferri Orchestre Modele. However, it was adapted for only four strings so it had a narrower neck. The exact process Roccia used to convert four string Selmer guitars is not precisely known, but we can assume he replaced the top, removed the internal resonator, replaced the neck, and fitted a set of six string HSC tuners. Most of Roccia's conversions, including this one, feature an over-sized oval soundhole and a fretboard extension. A nearly identical Selmer conversion was played by the well know British guitarist Diz Disley who played extensively with Stephane Grappelli.

The neck is clearly based on Selmer's original specs as it has a grafted headstock and a slotted peghead. However, the shape of the headstock, the heel, and Selmer logo do not conform to typical Selmer proportions. Also, the neck appears to be made of mahogany rather than the standard walnut. Roccia most likely constructed this neck himself.

Both the tuners and tailpiece are original HSC hardware. However, the base plates for the tuners appear to those used by Busato. The tuning mechanisms and the covers are original HSC.

As you'd expect, over 80 years of aging has allowed this guitar to mature into an exquisite sounding instrument! It has the sort of clarity and depth of tone that only a well seasoned instruments posses. I particularly like the clarity and snap of the treble register. This guitar adds a nice "zing" to your lead lines which makes soloing a joy. There's no doubt, this guitar has one BIG personality!

This instrument is in very good condition for it's age. It has been completely restored and has new frets and very easy playing 2.8mm action. There are two long top cracks which have been cleated and are stable.

This is the CASH price...add 3% if you'd like to pay with a credit card. Add 4% for international credit card orders.

Our Price: $15,000.00

Eastman 315 Mandolin F-Style

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The Eastman 315 F Style Mandolin is a stripped down version of the popular MD515 model. The main differences here is a lack of binding, satin finish, lower grade tuners and a stamped two peice tailpiece. All the tone is there. :)

Individually hand-built using traditional materials & “Old World” craftsmanship with solid Spruce Top, solid Maple back & sides. Ebony fingerboard & adjustable ebony bridge. F-style body with F-holes for superb tone & projection.

Body Dimensions: 26-1/16″ x 10″ x 1 7/8″
Top Wood: Carved Solid Spruce
Back/Sides Wood: Carved Solid Maple
Body Binding: Ivoroid
Neck Woods: Maple
Neck Length: 6 15/16″
Nut Width/Material: 1 3/32″, bone
Scale Length: 13 7/8″
Fingerboard: 12″ radius Rosewood
Frets: 23 Jescar FW37053
Inlays: White mother-of-pearl
Bridge: Fitted adjustable Ebony 1-5/8 spacing
Tailpiece: Stamped chrome with cover
Tuners: Chrome
Strings: D’Addario J74 strings
Available Finishes: Classic
Finish: Satin lacquer
Case: Included


1917 Lyon And Healy Style B Mandolin

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(Serial #11) Excellent condition. These instruments are highly sought after by classical players due to their sweet tone. Here is a nice original mandolin with the desirable longer 13 7/8 inch scale, symmetrical two point body style, the stairstep deco peghead, and the original vulcanized rubber pickguard. Its a very early model, number 11 and is marked "Spec" on the label. It does not have the pull out leg rest. Flamed maple back and sides with a spruce top. All hardware and finish is original including the very cool large tailpiece cover. No repairs noted. Frets are good, neck is straight, neck set is fine. Most pickers prefer these earlier instruments with the longer scale as it gives more ring and sustain when you are playing. Comes with an older probably original shaped hardshell case. ....USD $2000

A5 Mandolin

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Here's an A5 that I built in 2014 that I'm interested in trading towards a 2012-up Martin D18. I took this mandolin back in on trade toward one of my F5's. It has been played a lot over the last 3 years and has opened up well. It has a very strong chop and cuts through nicely with a mid-range throaty tone. The set up is perfect with stainless steel frets, 1 1/8" bone nut, and small rounded speed neck. Carpathian Spruce top, figured Red Maple back and sides, ebony fretboard bridge and peghead veneer. Relic nickel tuners and tailpiece rounds out the vintage look of this A5. My current pricing on this model is $1500 plus a $750 upgrade for oil varnish finish. Priced at $1200. Includes hardshell case and shipping to cont US . Would rather trade towards the D18. Thanks.....Jason

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Posted: Mar 25, 2017 04:25 PM CDT

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Jason Sloan

Niceville Florida

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5 Dawg Mandolin Picks, 4 Dunlop Ultex

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I have 5 DAWG picks brand new condition. Also have 4 Dunlop Ultex 1.0 picks. $8.00 for whole set. That makes the DAWG picks $1.25 a piece. Not too bad and shipping is free! I prefer Paypal. Email if you have any questions. Thanks!

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Posted: Mar 25, 2017 03:27 PM CDT

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Dave Miller

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Enoch Tradesman 12" Fretless Banjo - $775 - Free Shipping

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Kevin Enoch's Tradesman banjos represent a nearly unparalleled combination of value and workmanship in a handcrafted American-made instrument. This banjo is a 12" fretless model and is an ideal choice for the banjo player looking to start an exploration of the roundpeak style of playing.

Comes with an Enoch gig bag

Fretless Construction
Frailing Scoop
12-inch pot

Offered at $775 with Free Shipping

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Posted: Mar 25, 2017 03:13 PM CDT

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Anthony Pipitone

Des Plaines IL

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Wide Sky Custom L1 Acoustic Guitar - New - Free Shipping
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Wide Sky Custom L1 Acoustic Guitar - New - Free Shipping

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Made in the USA.

Wide Sky is a small American builder in New Mexico. He makes custom acoustic guitars of the highest qualify. This guitar is a Wide Sky PL1 which is an exact replica of the 100 year old Gibson L1 blues guitars played by Robert Johnson. This guitar in such an incredible blues machine. I've owned actual vintage Gibson L1's but they never seemed to sound quite right and they always had issues. This is a brand new replica made to exact specification.

Wood: Western Red Cedar
Body Lenth: 19-1/4"
Total Length: 39-3/8"
Upper Bouth width: 10"
Waist: 7-7/8"
Body Depth: 4-1/4"
Rosette: Black Pearl and Black line inlay
Mahogany Neck
Ebony bound FretBoard
Scale Length: 24-3/4"
12" Fingerboard Radius
19 Frets, Neck joins body at the 13th fret
Solid Headstock
Ebony Bridge
Removable Black maple Pick Guard
Aged Nickel Tailpiece
Hand rubbed French Polish
Hot Rod fully adjustable Truss Rod
Golden Age Restoration Tuners with Ebony knobs and 15:1 Ratio
Comes with a TKL Premier Gator Skin harshell Case

Offered at $1,995 with Free Shipping

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Ad Number 109178
Posted: Mar 25, 2017 02:21 PM CDT

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Anthony Pipitone

Des Plaines IL

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Bacon & Day Tenor Guitar

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B&D Senorita Tenor Guitar with original case , mahogany back & sides , spruce top , mahogany neck with brw fingerboard , banjo tuners . excellent condition and playability . $1500.00

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Posted: Mar 25, 2017 02:03 PM CDT

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Harry Eibert

Syracuse new york

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Collings Red/White Hat w/Puff Embroidery

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Outdoor Caps Platinum Series red hat with white vent and white Collings Guitars puff embroidered logo. Includes velcro adjustment band. $20

Martin D-18 1938

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Everything you would expect from a prewar D-18; loud, direct, and responsive. The guitar features a low x and an 1 3/4" nut width. Overall, this '38 is in great condition for its age and after a neckset it's back playing fantastic. The guitar does have some honest play wear around the pickguard and buckle rash on the back. Comes with original hard case.


Top Wood - Adirondack Spruce
Back/Side Wood - Mahogany
Fingerboard Wood - Ebony
Scale Length - 25.4"
Nut Width - 1 3/4"
Pickup(s) - None
Case - Original Case


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Posted: Mar 25, 2017 01:18 PM CDT

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Walter & Christie Carter
Carter Vintage Guitars
Nashville TN 37203
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Nugget Octave Mandolin 2000
Gibson F-5V 1996
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Gibson A-2Z 1924
Martin D-18 1934
Martin D-28 1939
Gibson F-5 1923 Lloyd Loar Signed
Duff Octave 2016
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Gibson F-4 1917
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Martin D-28 1947
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Martin 000-18 Authentic 1937
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Strange Mandola Conversion 1960's

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Built by Vicente Tatay Tomas of Valencia, probably in the mid 1960's. Extensive enquiries reveal it seems to have started life as a Laude, Originally it would have had 12 strings, as evidenced by the tail piece but it now has 8....or to be more accurate 4 pairs, making it a Mandola/Octave Mandolin/Bouzouki.
The headstock is clearly not original, and has been grafted on as part of the conversion. The fingerboard is fretless but has moveable nylon frets fitted. Whether these are from its days as a Laude or another part of the 8 string modification I don't know. I have restrung it & lowered the bridge & it plays very true with a surprisingly deep rich tone for such a small body. Above the 12th fret the action is higher than desirable but that is where the nylon frets come in! Never seen these anywhere else & they are original/amazing.
The body shows signs of age but is sound - like me it could probably do with a makeover.
It comes in a home made rectangular hard case covered with stickers from folk festivals across Europe etc so again like me, it's been around.
Reasons for sale - wife thinks I have too many instruments [ridiculous!] but daughter getting married [true].
I have a good record/feedback score on instruments sold in last year - check the ebay feedback. Come try if local as questions if not. This is a beautiful old instrument in need of a better home where it will be played more. More detailed pics on ebay or ask.
Asking £100 plus carriage costs for a collector piece.

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Posted: Mar 25, 2017 12:52 PM CDT

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Andrew Gale

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Old & In The Way - Live At The Boarding House 10/1/73

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Forty years ago on a monday night, a bluegrass band walked on to the stage of The Boarding House in San Francisco. The band included two of Bill Monroe's former Blue Grass Boys, guitarist Peter Rowan and fiddle virtuoso Vassar Clements, mandolinist David Grisman and Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead picking banjo along with his bass playing sidekick, John Kahn.

WA week later the same group played there again and recorded what would become one of the most influential albums in Bluegrass history - Old & in the Way. Now forty years later, both shows are being released as High Definition (24 bit, 96 khz) downloads on Grisman's This will be the first release of the complete shows by this unique ensemble and includes 55 tracks, 14 of which have never been released in any format.

For the past three years Acoustic Oasis has been Grisman's pet project with many "Deluxe" releases in high definition with much previously unreleased gems from his extensive archives. Old & In The Way - The Complete Boarding House Shows is due for release on the fortieth anniversary - October 1st, 2013.

Disc 1 (Set 1) Total Time - 49:25

On and On
I'm On My Way Back to the Old Home
Catfish John
Lonesome Fiddle Blues
Land of the Navajo
Down Where the River Bends
I Ain't Broke But I'm Badly Bent
Kissimee Kid
Lonesome L.A. Cowboy
Pig in a Pen
Wild Horses
Midnight Moonlight

Disc 2 (Set 2) Total Time - 52:55

Muleskinner Blues
Goin' to the Races
Old and in the Way
Old and in the Way Breakdown
Panama Red
Hard Hearted
That High Lonesome Sound
The Hobo Song
Drifting Too Far From the Shore
Angel Band
Wicked Path of Sin
Home Is Where the Heart Is
Uncle Pen
Orange Blossom Special
Blue Mule

Vassar Clements (fiddle & vocals)
Jerry Garcia (banjo & vocals)
David Grisman (mandolin & vocals)
John Kahn (bass)
Peter Rowan (guitar & vocals)

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2003 Martin 00-18V

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Incredibly good sounding guitar! This is from the first year that Martin introduced its very popular vintage series. It has a few little dings but is in overall excellent condition. The setup is very comfortable and there is plenty of saddle material to adjust action if desired. Very fun to play with a beautiful and balanced tone. K&K Pure Mini internal pickup installed. Comes with original hardshell case from Martin, also in great shape. $2400

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Posted: Mar 25, 2017 11:41 AM CDT

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Fiddler's Green Music Shop
1809 W 35th Street
Austin TX 78703

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Rhodes F5 $900 Shipped

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Great F5 mandolin by Rhodes Mandolins. If interested, please get in touch for photos and info. Great tone and playability. An excellent mandolin at less than a grand. Thank you for looking.

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Posted: Mar 25, 2017 11:18 AM CDT

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Ian Link

Muskegon MI 49441
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Bluegrass Mandolin And Other Trouble

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Bluegrass Mandolin And Other Trouble: Red Henry, Murphy's husband, has been playing mandolin since the 1960s. A Bluegrass Unlimited magazine review once called Red "one of the most prolific interpreters of Monroe-style mandolin picking," but Red also writes many tunes of his own. Murphy plays banjo throughout, and sings three of her great original songs.

Little Big Mon, Sleepy-Eyed John, Hundred and Six Star Rag, The Darling Daughter, Clermont's Revenge, Just Because, Red's Zeppelin, Rawhide, Two Hands On The Wheel, Redwood City, Bluegrass Breakdown, Lonesome Moonlight Waltz, Two of A Kind, Granite Hill, Redwood City PM, Real Time Reel, Kiss It, Khomeini, Margaret, Perfect Mason, Grandpa Rock On, Eat My Dust.

If you'd like the physical CD use the "Buy CD" button to the left. If you'd like to download individual tracks, or the entire album, Please visit CD Baby or iTunes


1973 Martin D-18 Guitar

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VG.(+) Condition. There are two repaired cracks in the back, one on the length of the center seam, and one smaller one (approx. 2") towards the treble edge. There is some lacquer checking on the top and back, and an assortment of moderate marrs. The top has one repaired crack as well. The frets show a small amount of wear, and there is some finish worn away from "thumb-wear" on the back of the neck. Original Grover tuners. Neck has been reset. Strap button installed in correct position on the heel.

Spruce top with multiple bindings. Mahogany back, sides and neck. Radiused Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard with graduated pearl dot inlays. Rosewood peghead overlay wth CF Martin logo decal.

Sound is very nice and open. This guitar is setup well and ready to play.

$1,750.00 w/ HC

Jordan Ramsey McReynolds Style Cross-Picking Patterns

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Jordan Ramsey is one of the premier modern proponents of McReynolds-style crosspicking in the country. He is the 2008 RockyGrass Mandolin Champion, and the 2016 National Mandolin Championship in Winfield, KS. This set of videos focuses on the left hand partial chord shapes used in the keys of G major, A major, D major and C major. Have fun with the world of McReynolds Style Cross-Picking Patterns.

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OME Banjos - Wizard 11" Open-Back

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This OME Banjos - Wizard 11" Open-Back is a custom built instrument from our friends at OME, featuring their Minstrel Tonal System combined with some great tonewood upgrades. This 11" Open-back features a Solid Two-ply Mahogany rim, wrapped in a gorgeous Varnish finish, paired with a comfy Mahogany neck in a smooth Satin finish. The Mahogany, when combined with the Minstrel Tonal System, makes fur a full, bright sounding banjo that really projects and cuts through an old-time jam. This OME Banjos - Wizard 11" Open-Back comes with a Hardshell case and a free setup from our luthiers.

Open-Back banjo with frosted white head, 25 brackets and Tortoiseshell binding
11" Solid Two-ply Mahogany rim with Varnish finish, aged brass hardware
Minstrel Tonal System with Mahogany Tone rim
25.5" scale length
Mahogany neck with 2-way adjustable truss rod and Victorian-style peghead
Ebony scooped fingerboard with 17 frets and Wizard-style inlays
7 & 9 Fret Spikes
1.34" nut width
Snuffy Smith bridge with Sweetone tailpiece
Ome Planetary tuners with Amber buttons
Serial# 6714
Hardshell case included



About us: For over 30 years, Mass Street Music has been proudly selling, buying and trading the best vintage, new and used guitars, amps, mandolins and more right in the heart of Lawrence, Kansas - just a short drive from Kansas City and Topeka. We also ship globally, bringing the best hometown guitar service & selection right to your door. We're known for exceptional quality, value and outstanding personal service. A set up from one of our luthiers is always included with a new instrument. Welcome to Mass Street Music... sit back, grab a cup of coffee and browse a while.

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1970s Ibanez Acoustic Guitar - $400

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Ibanez acoustic guitar made in Japan in the late 1970's. Model name/number - Concord 696. "Inspired" by Martin D28. Big full sound, very good condition, comes with hard shell case. A nice instrument for the price. Looking for a regional sale. Willing to drive to meet an interested party.

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Ad Number 109166
Posted: Mar 25, 2017 08:41 AM CDT

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Philip Hyre

Lexington VA 24450

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Harwood Auditorium Special 1018 Flat Top Acoustic Guitar

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Harwood Auditorium Special 1018 Model Flat Top Acoustic Guitar, c. 1915, made in Kansas City, serial # 26613, natural varnish finish, mahogany back, sides and neck; spruce top, ebony fingerboard, soft shell case.

"Harwood" is one of those mystery brand names that dot the American musical instrument landscape of the pre-depression age. In late 19th and early 20th centuries it was a trademark used by J.W. Jenkins Sons of Kansas City, one of the west's biggest jobbers, for their best quality instruments. Some guitars-like this one-are marked "Harwood-New York" but no connection to a New York origin has ever become evident. Perhaps folks in the Kansas City area were expected to be impressed by the claim that the instruments came from the Metropolis so far away!

Many details of this guitar are similar to the best Chicago made instruments of the time, but not an exact match for any known maker's stylistic quirks. Jenkins claim to have made the line in-house; recent research supports this and in fact points to a 30 year plus operation of a small factory in Kansas City building fairly high-grade merchandise. While their origin long proved elusive, all Harwood instruments that survive are generally very well made of top quality materials.

This is an extremely large guitar for its period, measuring well over 16" across the lower bout. The body is also quite deep, over 5" at the endpin. The Jenkins catalog description from 1918 states this model "is considerably larger than the regular Auditorium size…one of the grandest guitars ever made". The woods are very high-grade throughout and the workmanship is excellent if a bit inexact, quite similar to many Larson Brothers products. The single-plate tuners are the same fancy Waverly-made keys used by the Larsons, Martin, National and others in the 1910's and '20's. While smaller Harwood models were of rosewood, this very large guitar was built of "selected mahogany".

The very tight-grain spruce top (described as "Norway Spruce") is ladder braced in "the Harwood System" and has survived quite well with only minimal bellying. The neck/body joint is at the 11th fret, which is most unusual in any era. The extremely thick ebony fingerboard carries pearl dots at frets 5,7, and 10 and an engraved bone "Harwood" logo plate inlaid between the last frets. The top is edged with thick celluloid binding and multiple wood purfling, while the soundhole has more traditional wood marquetry and rings.

These large-body guitars from the early 20th century are generally thought to have been intended for use in the mandolin and banjo club orchestras of the period; Jenkins advised "it is made especially for accompaniment work" and noted its "quality of tone…exceptional volume and great ease of playing". This model was the top of the Harwood line and retailed at $50.00 in 1918, including a canvas case ("free of charge") and a 5-year written guarantee. These early large-body guitars have been gaining in interest and collector appreciation recently, as the history of the pre-dreadnought era American guitar saga is more explored.

Jenkins claimed that the Harwood line were the finest guitars built, and while C.F. Martin and Lyon & Healy might have begged to differ this model is a unique and very nicely made guitar. As a playing instrument this guitar has a lovely sound solo or in ensemble context and in both material and construction is one of the finest of this type of jumbo guitar we have seen.

Overall length is 39 1/4 in. (99.7 cm.), 16 1/2 in. (41.9 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm.) in depth at side, taken at the end block. Scale length is 24 3/8 in. (619 mm.). Width of nut is 1 7/8 in. (48 mm.). A number of old crack repairs but very good playing condition with a big, resonant sound. Appears all original (bridge has been re-attached but appears correct) and unaltered. One repaired area of punched-in wood by the endpin was rather sloppily handled but is solid. Overall a really good playing example of an extremely rare American guitar. Very Good + Condition.

Item # 4497


Stradolin Arch Top Mandolin, C. 1938

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Stradolin Arch Top Mandolin, c. 1938, made in New York City, sunburst lacquer with stenciling finish, birch body, rosewood fingerboard, black hard shell case.

Overall length is 25 1/2 in. (64.8 cm.), 10 1/4 in. (26 cm.) wide, and 1 15/16 in. (4.9 cm.) in depth, measured at side of rim. Scale length is 13 1/2 in. (343 mm.). Width of nut is 1 3/16 in. (30 mm.). Very nice, all original condition-including tuners, tailpiece cover, bridge and pickguard-with only some wear to the neck finish, rubs and dings here and there and light handling marks overall. As with all Strad-O-Lins a lot of sound for the money, a really nice budget vintage pre-WWII F-hole mandolin with a fine sound. Ready to gig, includes a modern HSC. Excellent Condition.

Item # 7422


Gibson K-1 Mandocello (1914)

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Natural finish, spruce top, bound oval soundhole, rope pattern rosette, birch back and sides, mahogany neck, bound ebony fretboard, dot inlays, original bridge with new saddles (made and installed by our shop), plain tailpiece cover, headstock features logo inlay, 4-on-a-plate tuners, great sound, 1-5/8" nut, 24-7/8" scale, NO CASE, VGC+ (well repaired heel and several repaired side cracks) (SN:20928).


Rare 1992 Srv Stratocaster w/Brazilian Rosewood Fingerboard

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well for the serious fender strat fans I have a very rare 1992 fender stevie ray vaughan Stratocaster dated 1992 with the Brazilian rosewood fingerboard!!..this may have been one of the first 100 SRV guitars built!! because data shows that there may have only been 100 built using Brazilian and some data even indicates that around 50 srv strats had the Brazilian fingerboard so I urge you to do adequate research to determine this for your own satisfaction..please visit and you will see that this guitar has the lowest serial number of any srv strat currently searchable has been played and is not in mint condition but is in very good condition yes new SRV fenders can be bought for much less but do not have the Brazilian fingerboard...please do the homework and you will see that these very early SRV strats are gaining tremendously in value..i have seen the early srv strat (of the first 100) listed at $4500 online ..I would consider trading this for a martin d-45 or style 6 Gibson banjo....and possibly a style 7,12 or 18 top tension..I might also consider a Henderson guitar...randy lucas guitar..or ???.

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Posted: Mar 24, 2017 08:32 PM CDT

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kelvin hardin

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Mann 2 Point Mandolin Redwood Walnut

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Made in 2015...Carved curly black walnut back and sides. Carved one piece mildly figured redwood top, tone bar braced, Natural finish.. satin on back..gloss top, Tortoise binding on top and peghead, 12" radiused Maccassar Ebony fretboard with banjo size frets, 13.875" scale length.
1 3/16" nut width, Shallow C shape neck profile, 2 way adjustable trussrod, Grover 309 keys, gold cast tailpiece, EVO gold frets, shaped hard case.
In "as new" shape with renewed warranty
$2500.00 + shipping
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Jonathan Mann
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