Monday, January 20, 2020

Rare 1937 Martin 000-18 & 1918 Gibson A-model mandolin

 We hesitate to say 'once in a lifetime' about the '37 000-18 that just came in the shop last week on consignment but it's highly unlikely you'll see another one on our hooks again. Extensive repairs have been done in its past by Martin Guitars and an authorized technician. The instrument is stable and plays fine with a new set of .11's installed. The price reflects the condition and is fairly reasonable considering how lofty these guitars can get.


The 1918 Gibson A-model is a player's mando with full, commanding tone. Condition is a little rough with a flatter than usual top but repairs were done to fortify the instrument sometime in its past. Another good reason to play a vintage instrument for its tone and vibe, not its price tag.

Monday, January 13, 2020

Takamine tube-preamped acoustic electric

Usually the tubes are in guitar amps, not the guitar!

Used Takamine TSF40c just in this week.
Beautiful made in Japan craftsmanship and
in impeccable condition. 

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Sub $400 Used Guitars & Lots of Mandolins

All the guitars above are used and under $400. It's a great time to
consider your next acoustic upgrade, backup, or travel guitar.


Did me mention our mandolin section is bursting at the seams?
Prices start just below $100 and hover just over $1k