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  • "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, $34,500.00

    Guitar 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.
  • 1991 Fender┬« Masterbuilt Custom Shop Stratocaster┬« blonde, Near Mint, Original Hard, $4,500.00

    Guitar This Fender Custom Shop Stratocaster #0251 is one of two that J. Black made for the 1991 NAMM Show in Anaheim. It features blonde finish and gold parts, the hardtail or non-tremolo bridge, an ash body, a birdseye maple neck in the '57 style with a soft V profile, a second white pickguard, complete case candy package, Lace Sensor pickups with the Clapton boost technology, and the original tweed hard case. All is in near-mint original condition. It is very beautiful, very rare, very soulful, and is signed on the back of the headstock by J. Black. COA is included! SPECIAL PRICE!!!
  • 2012 Gibson Byrdland Florentine sunburst, Brand New, Original Hard, $6,500.00

    Guitar New Gibson Byrdland with Florentine cutaway - a superb value! Carved top and back, select woods, thin hollow body and unique upgrades that advance the Byrdland design to a new level of performance. The neck width has been increased to 1-11/16ths inches at the nut, and the neck has been made subtly thicker from lower to upper register. Now, the 23.5" scale is extremely comfortable and the guitar almost plays itself! Great tone with plenty of combinations from the twin PAF reissue Gibson humbucking pickups. OHC with all case candy. Retail is $10,000.00 plus; these are now out of production. 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.
  • 2013 Henriksen JazzAmp 110-R Brand New, GigBag, $999.00

    Guitar BRAND NEW JAZZAMP 110-R Combo amp with 10" speaker and 160 watts of clean, clear power and focused tone that lets your guitar be itself in a big way. With padded gig bag and warranty, ready to go! HOLIDAY MADNESS SALE PRICE $ 899!
  • 2014 Henriksen JazzAmp head and 12-ER cabinet Brand New, Soft, $1,448.00

    Guitar 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.
  • 1966 Martin Baritone natural, Near Mint, Original Soft, $1,500.00

    Guitar Exceptional Martin Baritone ukulele from the mid-1960s, with outstanding condition and great sound and playability. Comes with both original soft case and new Vineyard hard case. The best.
  • 1959 Martin STYLE A natural top, Near Mint, Original Hard, $1,200.00

    Guitar Beautiful Style A mandolin from 1959, near-mint with no issues, very nice OHC. Best of all - it sounds absolutely great and plays easily!!! The best.
  • Standel 1000N blonde, Near Mint, Original Hard, $8,500.00

    Guitar This Standel 1000N, serial # 1000P, is the prototype built entirely by Sam Koontz to launch Standel's archtop line. With an 18" body with Florentine cutaway, this beauty is made of special woods and plays easily. Top is carved close-grain spruce; back is carved and bookmatched curly maple; neck is 1-piece curly maple. The DeArmond 1100 pickup gives the guitar the classic jazz sound in a very warm and clear manner. Scale length is 25", neck width is 1-11/16ths inches at the nut, and body depth is 3" at the rim. an exceedingly rare and desirable instrument by one of America's highly-regarded archtop makers. SPECIAL PRICE!!!
  • Standel 920-S sunburst, Very Good, Original Hard, $4,000.00

    Guitar 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. SPECIAL PRICE!!!