1936-37 Gibson L-OO

1936-37 Gibson L-OO

This great sounding player grade 1936-37 Gibson L-OO has had a few procedures that put the price into a very comfortable “player grade” range.┬áThis guitar has been in the same family for over 40 years now.┬áThe entire guitar, except the headstock face, was refinished long ago and a replacement pickguard of the correct shape made… Continue reading 1936-37 Gibson L-OO

1995 Collings custom CJ

1995 Collings custom CJ

This 1995 custom CJ model (1579) was originally ordered and sold through Mandolin Brothers. The CJ model is Collings’ version of the long scale, scallop-voiced, rosewood Gibson Advanced Jumbo model from the late 1930s. The rare Gibson Advanced Jumbo model is celebrated for having a powerful and solid voice in a group setting. This custom… Continue reading 1995 Collings custom CJ

2002 Bourgeois-Swan OM

2002 Bourgeois-Swan OM

This stunningly clean 2002 Bourgeois-Swan OM (sn 002384) example represents one of only about 11 special custom Bourgeois OM guitars that I ordered and supplied woods for in the early 2000s time period. In the 1990s I had enjoyed having come through inventory several of the OMs that Dana Bourgeois had built for Eric Schoenberg.… Continue reading 2002 Bourgeois-Swan OM

2006 Threlkeld 7/8 carved back with B ext

2006 Threlkeld 7/8 carved back with B ext

This professionally used and well maintained 2006 Chris Threlkeld carved back bass was played in the Olympia, Washington Orchestra. The bass is outfitted with a custom B extension by Chris Threlkeld. This large instrument has a huge orchestral voice and an easy playing 41 1/2″ (105.4 cm) string length. The high quality spruce top has… Continue reading 2006 Threlkeld 7/8 carved back with B ext

1949 American Standard with upgrades

1949 American Standard with upgrades

This consignment 1949 American Standard is a great performance plywood bass with several upgrades that include: Neck reset, Ebony nut and fingerboard, Dresden bridge with added adjusters, Wittner tailpiece, and ULSA aluminum rod adjustable endpins. The original tuning machines were made in the H.N. White horn factory. Lacquer finish. Mixed set of Spirocore Orchestra gauge… Continue reading 1949 American Standard with upgrades

2007 Christopher DB304T large 3/4 busetto hybrid

2007 Christopher DB304T large 3/4 busetto hybrid

This 2007 was used by an adult student to learn orchestral playing with a good local teacher. The only outside travel was to the lessons and back home. Solid spruce top, Maple back, sides, and neck. Gold plated halfplate tuning machines, Ebony nut, fingerboard, and tailpiece saddle, Ebonized tailpiece, Despiau bridge fitted with adjusters, 10… Continue reading 2007 Christopher DB304T large 3/4 busetto hybrid

New Century Strings 1/4 size hybrid bass with bow

New Century Strings 1/4 size hybrid bass with bow

This Century Strings 1/4 size bass outfit comes with a nice cover and bow. The top is a beautiful set of spruce, the back and sides are laminated figured maple, and the neck is un figured maple. Gold hapolate tuning machines, Ebony nut, fingerboard, and tailpiece saddle, Ebonized tailpiece, Steel rod adjustable endpin, Maple bridge,… Continue reading New Century Strings 1/4 size hybrid bass with bow

1945 Kay C-1

1945 Kay C-1

____________________________________________________________________ This 1945 Kay C-1 (12374) has been the longtime house instrument of a San Francisco string player who is moving away. This instrument plays easily and feels good with the fuller neck shape and thicker fingerboard stock used. Repairs include: Replaced endpin, tailpiece, and bridge. Reset of neck broken out of the dovetail. The… Continue reading 1945 Kay C-1