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    Here's a near-mint 2019 Collings OM1 T Julian Lage signature model, hide glue, ebony bridge and fingerboard, bone saddle, relic Waverly tunes with vintage oval buttons. Upgraded with an adirondack top and sunburst. I'll let Collings describe it: "When Bill Collings first met the brilliant young jazz musician Julian Lage, in 2014, the two began a series of in-depth conversations about their respective crafts. Lage's profound insights as a guitarist would play a key role in the creation of Collings’ T (Traditional) Series guitars. This rare collaboration, which continued right up until Bill’s passing, in July, 2017, has yielded another exceptional new guitar with an old soul. We are proud to present a highly personal extension of the T Series: the Julian Lage Signature OM1. Though Lage’s guitar shares the same foundational specs as the OM1 T, it is unique in some key ways. Its neck feels like no other Collings guitar. That’s because it’s modeled after Lage’s cherished 1939 Martin 000-18. This pre-war gem is heard on the guitarist’s 2015 solo album, “World’s Fair,” and was his main touring acoustic for years. The 000-18’s neck—which was of course originally hand-shaped and sanded—has a distinctive taper altered by decades of wear. For Lage, this particular neck had come to feel like home. Through careful analysis and digitization of its unique dimensions, we were able to precisely recreate its worn-in, asymmetric feel on his signature model. We extended the fretboard from the original short scale to our standard 25 ½" length for slightly greater presence and note definition.
    Lage has an affinity both tonally and aesthetically for vintage guitars whose finishes have mellowed after years of playing. To recreate this effect we initially considered a varnish, but to achieve the ideal combination of a thin finish application and a vintage aesthetic, we landed on a custom satin lacquer. This new finish offering not only feels and looks right to Lage, he finds it has the same inherent openness of tone that is present in the best pre-war instruments. With his typical descriptive eloquence, Lage characterizes his signature model as a “lovingly neutral” guitar. It has a remarkably even response between registers. It’s not an empty flatterer, but an instrument that rewards you when you’re playing your best. In this way, Lage, whose own education is unending, sees the guitar as a teacher. Lage’s signature model incorporates a script peghead logo not seen on a new Collings instrument in decades. This is the inlay that Bill hand-cut some 30 years ago when he started out in a tiny shop in Austin, Texas. We see this as a loving tribute to our late leader, who in his final project was able to realize the perfect new steel-string for one of today’s most exacting guitarists."
    Serial # 29697 Condition: Near-mint; Top: Adirondack spruce, sunburst; Back and sides: Honduran mahogany; Neck: Mahogany, custom carve, ebony fingerboard; Nut: 1 11/16; Width: 15; Depth: 4 1/8; Scale: 25 1/2; Binding: Ivoroid with herringbone; Rosette: b/w/b; Orientation: Lefthanded (of course)
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    Here's a 2014 Martin Authentic 1931 OM-28 that has opened up beautifully, in very nice shape for its age, three small dings in the top down by the lower bout on the bass side (see photos), but otherwise very clean. Adirondack spruce top with Martin's VTS (Vintage Tone System) applied to both the top and the adirondack spruce braces. Back and sides are Madagascar rosewood; the bracing is the Authentic 1931 pattern. The solid ebony fingerboard features diamond and square inlays; the ebony bridge is the Authentic belly style with a long saddle. Tuners are Waverley nickel. Martin's thin vintage gloss finish.  Note that the Martin logo is absent from the Madagascar headstock on the Authentic 1931 and is instead embossed into the back of the headstock.  Full specs below. Terrific OM.
    Condition: Excellent, VTS; Top: Torrefied adirondack spruce; Back and sides: Madagascar rosewood; Neck: Mahogany, Authentic 1931 carve; Nut: 1 3/4 bone; Width: 15; Depth: 4 1/8; Scale: 25.4; Binding: Ivoroid; Purfling: Herringbone; Rosette: 1931 style wood; Orientation: Lefthanded (of course) Construction: Dovetail Neck Joint - Hide Glue Construction Body Size: 000-14 Fret Top: VTS Solid Adirondack Spruce Rosette: Style 28 (Authentic 1921/31) Top Bracing Pattern: OM-28 Authentic 1931 Top Braces: VTS Adirondack Spruce 5/16" with 1/4" Tone Bars Circa 1931 Back Material: Solid Madagascar Rosewood Back Purfling: Style 28 Zig-Zag (Authentic) Side Material: Solid Madagascar Rosewood Endpiece: Grained Ivoroid (Narrow 1931 Shape) Endpiece Inlay: Madagascar Rosewood w/ Maple Fiber Binding: Grained Ivoroid Top Inlay Style: Fine Herringbone Back Inlay: Madagascar Rosewood w/ Maple Fiber Neck Material: Genuine Mahogany Neck Shape: Authentic 1931 Barrel & Heel Nut Material: Bone Headstock: Solid/Diamond/1931 Taper Headplate: Solid Madagascar Rosewood Heelcap: Grained Ivoroid Fingerboard Material: Solid Black Ebony Scale Length: 25.4" Number Of Frets Clear: 14 Number Of Frets Total: 20 Fingerboard Width At Nut: 1-3/4" Fingerboard Width At 12th Fret: 2-1/4" Fingerboard Position Inlays: Diamond & Squares - Short Pattern Golden Era Finish Back & Sides: Vintage Gloss Finish Top: Vintage Gloss Finish Neck: Vintage Gloss Bridge Material: Solid Black Ebony Bridge Style: Authentic Style Belly w/ Long Saddle Bridge String Spacing: 2-5/16" Saddle: 16" Radius/Long Bone Tuning Machines: Waverly Nickel Recommended Strings: Martin SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Medium Gauge (MSP7200) Bridge & End Pins: Ivory Colored Poly w/ Black Dots Pickguard: Delmar Tortoise Color Case: 533V Harptone
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    One of the first guitars I ever ordered, this gorgeous 2012 lefty Traditional OM from Huss and Dalton sports a bearclaw spruce top over some beautifully figured black walnut. We did the neck in black walnut, as well. Tortoise binding, Waverly tuners and subtle diamond fingerboard inlays give it an understated elegance. This is a light, responsive guitar with a clear tone that just sings in your hands. In terrific condition.
      Condition: Near mint; Top: Bearclaw spruce; Back and sides: Figured black walnut; Neck: Figured black walnut; Nut: 1 3/4; Width: 15 1/8; Depth: 4 1/8; Scale: 25.4; Top: Flat; Binding: Tortoise; Purfling: b/w/b; Rosette: b/w/b; Lefthanded guitar (of course)
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    Santa Cruz makes a terrific OM, and this deep body custom version has pulled out all the stops.  One of the finest I've played. Very alive, great note separation, terrific balance with a little extra low end and, of course, impeccable build quality. This guitar features a beautiful Italian bearclaw spruce top, spectacular cocobolo back and sides (cocobolo is one of my favorite woods for an acoustic), deep body, Adirondack bracing, hot hide glue, cocobolo rosette, scalloped bracing, ebony fretboard, nickel Waverleys with ebony buttons, a koa bound headstock and neck and a 1.75 nut. Light for a cocobolo guitar, just a smidge over 4.25 pounds. Lifetime warranty and handsome Santa Cruz case by Ameritage. Condition: New; Top: Italian bearclaw spruce; Back and sides: Cocobolo; Neck: Mahogany, ebony fretboard, koa binding; Nut: 1.75; Width: 15.25; Depth: 4 5/8; Scale: 25.375; Binding: koa; Purfling: b/w/b; Rosette: cocobolo; Orientation: Lefthanded (of course); List: $10,175
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    Lowden
    F-22 cutaway

    $4,920
    Here’s a new Lowden F-22 in mahogany with a red cedar top. The F is the mid sized Lowden, with the characteristic overtones, brilliant highs and endless sustain that Lowdens are known for. This one is customized with a cutaway for improved upper fret access, and the low profile neck, which is still a good-sized neck.  Beautiful guitar. Lifetime warranty and Ameritage case. Condition: New; Top: red cedar; Back and sides: Mahogany; Neck: 5-piece mahogany and rosewood with ebony fingerboard; Nut: 1.75; Width: 15 7/8; Depth: 4 3/4; Scale: 25.4; Binding: Sycamore; Purfling: Mahogany, walnut, sycamore, rosewood; Rosette: Rosewood, sycamore, walnut, mahogany    
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    Santa Cruz
    1929 00

    $6,480
    Here's a brand new customized Santa Cruz 1929 00, with a full body sunburst, adirondack bracing, hot hide glue construction, cowboy rope purfling and rosette, 2 mm ivoroid fretboard dots and bone bridge and end pins. I love the warmth of small-bodied all-mahogany guitars; the 1929-00 from Santa Cruz is always a favorite here. Welcomed internationally as both timely and timeless, the 1929-00 has received sparkling reviews from the most prestigious publications in France, Germany, UK and the US.  This instrument’s design pays homage to the simple and elegant instruments made for players enduring the Great Depression of 1929. Vintage inspired appointments include scalloped bracing, a period correct script style logo done tastefully in Ivoroid and beautifully executed Ebony pyramid bridge. With handsome Ameritage case and lifetime warranty. Condition: New; Top: Mahogany; Back and sides: Mahogany; Neck: Mahogany,ebony fingerboard,; Nut: 1 3/4; Width: 14.375; Depth: 4; Scale: 24.75; Orientation: Lefthanded (of course)
  • I've been waiting to try this guitar, and was not disappointed ... a great gigging acoustic, and a lot of fun to play with the various acoustic tones it offers plus a pure electric tone (and blendable, to boot). Lay down some pure acoustic backing on a looper and then turn on the electric pickup with your favorite amp simulation pedal and rock out. And just enough volume not plugged into an amp to practice quietly in the dead of night. Fender sez: A shape-shifting acoustic-electric with a revolutionary Fender and Fishman-designed Acoustic Engine. The American Acoustasonic Telecaster embodies the spirit of purposeful innovation on which Fender was built. From acoustic shape-shifting to electric rhythm tones, this powerful guitar uses a revolutionary Fender and Fishman-designed Acoustic Engine to deliver new sonic expression from the studio to the stage. Features Cutting-edge acoustic-electric guitar Acoustic Engine delivers 10 different body style and tonewood combinations Mod Knob selects and blends voices Patent-pending Stringed Instrument Resonance System (SIRS) Three pickup systems: Fishman Under-Saddle Transducer; Fishman Acoustasonic Enhancer; Fender Acoustasonic Noiseless magnetic pickup Integrated forearm contour and mahogany neck 12 radius, 1.6875 nut 25.5 scale Narrow Tall frets Ebony fingerboard Mahogany neck satin finish Solid Sitka spruce top, mahogany body, satin finish Graphtech TUSQ nut Deluxe gig bag. Condition: New; Top: solid spruce; Back and sides: mahogany; Neck: mahogany, ebony fingerboard; Nut: 1.6875; Radius: 12    
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    Here's a brand new Huss and Dalton Road Edition dreadnought, sitka spruce top and East Indian rosewood back and sides. The Road Edition was conceived several years ago during an economic downturn ... basically, how to put a fine, handmade guitar out at price that was more approachable for the working musician, and how appropriate that this one has arrived today. This guitar is every bit a Huss and Dalton, made by the same fine folks in Staunton VA, but featuring simpler appointments. We have a solid sitka top and solid East Indian rosewood back and sides, mahogany neck, a rosewood fingerboard and a gloss finish on the top, matte finish on the back, sides and neck. Gotoh tuners, and a simple black TKL hardshell case. Huss dreads are cannons, and this one is no exception. A lot of guitar for the money. Condition: New; Top: Sitka spruce; Back and sides: East Indian rosewood; Neck: Mahogany; Nut: 1 23/32; Width: 15.5; Depth: 4 7/8; Scale: 25.4; Binding: black; Purfling: b/w/b; Rosette: b/w/b; Lefthanded guitar (of course); Retail: $3500
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    Here's a  beautifully appointed Santa Cruz H13, with an Adirondack top, east Indian rosewood back and sides, Adirondack bracing with hot hide glue construction, bone bridge and end pins, Style 42 fingerboard inlays, a beautiful burst and Waverly tuners with ivoroid buttons. Santa Cruz's popular H13 is their take on Gibson's 1937 Nick Lucas model. A smaller guitar, but with a body depth approaching that of a much larger dreadnought, the H13 produces  volume and bass that belie its size, with tone to match. It features 13 frets clear of the body, and capitalizes upon the best attributes of a 12-fret's resonance and a 14-fret's access. The body fits perfectly in your lap, equally adept at strumming or fingerstyle. The unique bracing pattern is a hybrid of  scalloped and tapered braces. Gorgeous sunburst, slotted headstock, lifetime warranty and handsome Ameritage case. Condition: New; Top: Sitka spruce; Back and sides: EI rosewood; Neck: Mahogany, ebony fretboard,; Nut: 1 3/4; Width: 14.75; Depth: 4.875; Scale: 25.375; Binding: Ivoroid; Purfling: Herringbone; Rosette: Ivoroid b/w/b; Orientation: Lefthanded (of course); List: $7675  
  • The Froggy Bottom D12 is their version of the original 12-fret dreadnought design. A requested model since 1971, this traditional 12-fret, slope-shouldered dreadnought has the powerful bottom end common to dreadnoughts, while retaining power and clarity across its range.  Highly figured maple binding, Gabon ebony fingerboard, water buffalo bone nut and saddle and nickel Waverly tuners. AVS hardshell case. Condition: New; Top: Adirondack spruce; Back and sides: Mahogany; Neck: Mahogany, gabon ebony fingerboard, #5 green abalone inlays; Nut: 1 3/4; Width: 16; Depth: 4.5; Scale: 25.25; Binding: Maple; Purfling: b/w/b; Rosette: Abalone; Orientation: Lefthanded (of course)
  • This left handed Carter-Poulsen G-Model is a stunning guitar with superb tone. Hand built in Santa Cruz by Willie Carter and Eric Poulsen, this guitar features beautiful east Indian rosewood with a terrific bearclaw sitka spruce top. The dark rosewood is set off elegantly and subtly with red pernambuco binding and sycamore purfling, which imparts beautiful sparkling golden detail lines. The rosette is sycamore, as well. The shape is Carter-Poulsen’s take on a 14-fret 00 size, but with an innovative horizontal tone bar that transverses the lateral bracing. The guitar has great bass response, a pleasing midrange and crisp, clear trebles. Very comfortable neck and a short 24.9 scale. Remarkable guitar for recording. Carter-Poulsen guitars are gaining a strong following both domestically and internationally, and one strum will tell you why. Both Willie and Eric have their roots in the Santa Cruz Guitar Company.  With a custom Ameritage Carter-Poulsen hardshell case.
      Condition: New; Top: Bearclaw sitka spruce; Back and sides: East Indian rosewood; Neck: Mahogany; Nut: 1 3/4; Width: 15; Depth: 4.25; Scale: 24.9; Binding: Rosewood; Purfling: Sycamore; Rosette: Sycamore; Orientation: Lefthanded (of course); Price: $5995  

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