Inventory


  • "The Gibson Super 400" by Thomas Van Hoose , $25.00

    Guitar AVAILABLE directly from the author, the second softcover edition of the Super 400 book offers a wealth of information about Gibson's finest archtop guitar, plus the bonus of a minibook on the Gibson L5 and a chapter on competitors such as D'Angelico, Stromberg, D'Aquisto, Epiphone, and Benedetto. The softcover 2nd edition is $ 25.00 plus shipping. These can be personally autographed to the buyer or as a gift to a special friend as designated by the buyer. Come to the source for the finest archtop guitar book in print.
  • 2011 Anthony Wilson Seasons - Live at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Brand New, $20.00

    Guitar JUST RELEASED!!! Here is THE guitarCD/DVD package of 2011 - "Seasons, a Song Cycle for Guitar Quartet", composed and led by Anthony Wilson and featuring Steve Cardenas, Chico Pinheiro, and Julian Lage. Recorded live at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on April 10, 2011 during the exhibiiton "Guitar Heroes - from Italy to New York," and played exclusively on John Monteleone's 4 Seasons guitars. The DVD gives the complete Seasons song cycle performance along with interviews and historical information about John Monteleone, Anthony Wilson, and the 4 stunning Seasons guitars. The CD contains the Seasons song cycle performance and also includes solo performances by Anthony, Steve, Chico, and Julian, plus the closing number played together of Joni Mitchell's "the Circle Game." These guitarists, their music and their instruments create a compelling and engrossing tapestry of written and improvised music on acoustic archtops that almost defies description. Commissioned by John Monteleone, the music score for Seasons is rich and varied and very reminiscent of each changing season, just as John intended when he made the 4 Seasons guitars. The ultimate convergence of art, music, and creativity in one very nice package. Guitar music lovers, this it it!!! PERSONALLY SIGNED BY ANTHONY WILSON!!!
  • 1996 Benedetto Il Palissandro natural/rosewood, Mint, Original Hard, $32,000.00

    Guitar AVAILABLE! Il Palissandro is the second of two 16" archtops that Bob created in the 1990s while he was still an independent luthier, before Fender and Savannah. Bob put his heart and soul into this guitar. The soundhole itself is a thing of beauty, consisting of a cluster of openings that resemble small leaves. They help impart an acoustic voice that is balanced, refined, and pure! The top is hand-carved from select aged carved European spruce and is X-braced. The hand-carved back and the rims are made of select old-growth Indian rosewood, and the carved and bookmatched back is a thing of beauty and vibrancy. Bob created this exceptional instrument during 1995-1996, and it is in mint condition. It comes with complete and extensive provenance including copies of articles written about this guitar in various guitar publications. This is, in my opinion, one of the most sublime instruments Bob has ever created, and it cannot be duplicated today. This is truly one of the very best acoustic archtops available in the world today. SPECIAL PRICE!
  • 1952 Gibson early L5CES Custom tailpiece gold, Excellent, $700.00

    Guitar Early 1950s gold-plated L5CES Custom tailpiece, very similar to ES-295 tailpiece except has "L5" plaque in center; stamped " pat. pending" on end piece; very rare and perfect for an early-50s L5CES with P90s or Alnico pickups!
  • 1958 Gibson Les Paul Special pickguard Black/white/black, Near Mint, , $500.00

    Guitar This is an original pickguard for a 1958-59 single cutaway Les Paul Special. No modifications or issues; ready to go on that nice LP Special to make it complete. ORIGINAL, not a reissue!
  • 1986 Gibson Super 400 postcards Brand New, , $15.00

    Guitar This is a series of 4 postcards I had made from my collection of Gibson Super 400 guitars which were later featured in my book "The Gibson Super 400 - Art of the Fine Guitar." These postcards include a 1935 Super 400, a 1941 Super 400 Premiere, a 1952 Super 400CESN with P90 pickups, and a 1958 Super 400CES with Alnico pickups. There is a brief description of each guitar on the addressee/message side of each postcard. Fun to send to family and guitar friends all over the world! Priced at $15.00 for a set of 4 plus postage. A unique item of guitar history.
  • 1997 Gibson Wes Montgomery L5 (1997 Reissue) sunburst, Brand New, Original Hard, $15,000.00

    Guitar A TERRIFIC PACKAGE!!! The prototype for the very limited (25) edition of Wes' favorite L5C with the heart inlay on the top; this prototype was hand-crafted directly from Wes' original guitar which Gibson restored in 1996, and very accurate in every detail; original hard leather-covered case and original vintage Gibson canvas case cover; second original Lifton brown hard case; original 1965 Standel Artist Custom amp with 15" JBL speaker and cover; Wes' gold record for "A Day in the Life;" plus an extensive collection of books, method manuals, and memorabilia about Wes and his influence on jazz guitar. A terrific package for the Wes Montgomery fan!
  • 2016 Henriksen Bud black, Brand New, GigBag, $1,098.00

    Guitar Available!!! Brand-new and filled with features! A superb amp with a big sound and loads of versatility.
  • 2014 Henriksen JazzAmp head and 12-ER cabinet Brand New, Soft, $1,150.00

    Guitar AVAILABLE! BRAND NEW HENRIKSEN JAZZAMP 2 channel head plus 12-ER cab with 12" extended range speaker and tweeter. Both come with warranty, gig bag, and soft slipcover. Outstanding and very versatile in every respect. Really opens up the 12-ER cab, and the two channels allow two completely separate instrument sot be used at the sam time. All new with warranty, made in Colorado, the best in class!
  • 2007 John Southern "Talkin' Guitars - Dr. Tom Van Hoose, Archtop Guitar Authority" Brand New, $20.00

    Guitar AVAILABLE!!! IN STOCK NOW!!! This is John Southern's hour-long interview with Dr. Tom Van Hoose on the subject of archtop guitars, their history and development, the market for these fine instruments, and much more. This video was done in Tom's home and features many guitars from his personal collection. Sound /playing samples are included that illustrate the various types of archtops and how they sound in a musical context. Essential viewing for archtop lovers and anyone who is interested in the presentation of fine guitars and their history.
  • Rivera 55-115 Suprema red, Mint, Soft, $1,500.00

    Guitar AVAILABLE! This is a one-owner, near-mint Rivera Jazz Suprema with 1-15" speaker and 55 watts of honest tube power and sound. Come with Tuki cover and original box. Current retail is $ 1,975; our price is much less. Call me!
  • 2007 Schaefer Mike Overly Custom natural, Near Mint, Soft, $4,500.00

    Guitar AVAILABLE! This is a one-owner, near-mint 16" Schaefer with carved top and back. Great sound. Retail was $ 6,500; our price is much less. Call me!
  • Standel 920-S sunburst, Very Good, Original Hard, $3,000.00

    Guitar AVAILABLE! FINAL SALE! This Standel model 920S, serial # 1002B, is the first or second standard archtop made by Standel under Sam Koontz's tutelage. This 17" beauty has carved close-grain spruce top, laminated curly maple back, and a 5-piece neck of mahogany with curly maple strips in the center. Scale length is 25.5"; nut width is 1'5/8ths inches, and body depth is 3" at the rim. the DeArmond 1100 gives the guitar the classic jazz sound, big and rich and warm. Overall condition is very good +++/excellent -, with OHC. A very rare archtop designed by one of America's highly-regarded archtop makers.
  • 1947 Stromberg G-1 sunburst, Very Good, Original Hard, $6,000.00

    Guitar AVAILABLE! FINAL SALE! From the Tsumura collection comes this very nice Stromberg G-1 non cutaway # 465 with McCarty single pickup to amplify its very fine acoustic sound. Several repaired top cracks, not noticeable; replaced tuners; otherwise in very good-excellent overall condition with original case. Excellent action and playability. Nice acoustic voice for solo or accompaniment. Nice OHC, the "gator" kind. On p. 119 in the Tsumura book as well. A fine guitar , rare, and reasonable. SPECIAL PRICE!!!
  • 2012 Taylor T5S sunburst, Near Mint, Original Hard, $1,500.00

    Guitar AVAILABLE! FINAL SALE! Near-mint T5S with spruce top and beautiful sunburst finish, this guitar sings when you play it! Very nice sounds and a range of tones and voices make it one of the most versatile instruments available today. OHC is also near-mint. No issues, just a great instrument!!!