Current Inventory

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1920's 0-size, 12-fret in solid spruce/solid oak with ladder braced top, ebony board/bridge, rich vibrant tone

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Fine pre-war example of the Chicago school of guitar makers in the first half of the 20th century. The body has characteristics of both Lyon & Healy and Regal guitars but I'm not able to place a specific pedigree for this old gal. With some modern upgrades to enhance playability, she's a great example in wonderful condition.

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50 year old Old Kraftsman 000-size, 14 fret in solid spruce over mahogany, rosewood board/bridge, kluson tuners, excellent mid-size flat top

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This a great Kay-made 000- that has more mojo than some guitars twice its age. Tone is huge. Look is classic. This crack free example has aged woods, original finish patina and just enough modern upgrades to make you forget that you're playing an old guitar. Good value for the money.

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LEFTY: Vintage Harmony 0-size, 12-fret in ladder braced solid birch with 1 3/4" nut and 2 3/8" string spacing. Southpaw Blues. WOW!

This model is one of Harmony's modern workhorses built during the folk music surge of the 1960s- early 70s. The body style and neck profile are quintessential Harmony, which translates into a comfortable, small body with nice tone that's easy to fret. I added an aged/mottled burst finish to give it an extra leg up in the mojo department. Great little blues guitar for the southpaw on a budget.

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Pre-war "Bluesman" parlor-size, 12-fret in solid spruce/solid cherry with 1 13/16" nut, soft "V" neck and amazing bluesy tone

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I don't often come across a vintage parlor with cherry sides and back but I hope that changes! This little guitar really presses my blues buttons. It has a raunchy twang that I don't hear very often. The original ladder braced spruce top surely contributes to this but the whole package: tailpiece/floating bridge/12-fret neck and 70 year old woods delivers a nice look, feel and sound.

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Vintage all-maple Regal 0-size, 12-fret with x-braced top, ample string spacing, bright articulate voice

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This poor old gal came to me as nothing more than a shell. Abandoned and homeless, I nursed her back to health and was rewarded 10-fold. An all-solid maple guitar is not common among purveyors of vintage instruments but this one has a unique character that puts a smile on my face. Fingerstyle or flatpicked, a real joy to play.

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Pre-war Kay Deluxe roundhole archtop, 000-size, 14-fret, solid spruce/solid maple, 5-STAR vintage vibe

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Kay Music Company of Chicago settled into a routine of producing workhorse models after WWII and into the late 1960's but this was not the case for many guitars they produced before WWII. Kay was very much at the front edge of innovation and design of unusual body styles, ...

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Vintage Regal 0-size, 14-fret hybrid in x-braced spruce over maple/sapele, ample string spacing, huge tone, great fingerstyle guitar

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Another basketcase rescued from the trash heap. I really like the body proportions of the pre-war Regal guitars so I go out of my way to save what I can, when I can. In this case, ...

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1972 Harmony Stella 0-size, 12-fret in ladder braced birch, all solid wood, fun all-around guitar, time capsule condition.

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I just love this little guitar. It's a great all-around 12-fret that enjoys many styles of music. From the looks of it, this guitar was only played on Sunday at church by an old lady with a soft touch. American-made, great value.

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Regal 0-size, 12-fret in original ladder-braced solid birch, slothead, classic blues guitar

052814A SOLD

Regal Co. of Chicago made many types of flat tops guitars under many different brands. Some were sold through department stores, some were sold through catalogs and others were distributed through music stores. This Regal made small body dates to WWII. The 0-size, 12-fret body is comfortable to play and the aged woods help bring out her bright sound. Great example in wonderful condition ...

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Harmony "Gene Autry" 0-size, 12-fret in original ladder-braced solid spruce over birch, consumate cowboy guitar

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It's hard to resist a fine and fun original cowboy guitar. This 1951 Gene Autry model 610 retains it's original vivid top stencil and tobacco brown finish all around. The chunky neck profile might favor a larger hand but the strong tones and overall projection will favor just about anyone's ears. Great example in wonderful condition ...

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Vintage Regal 0-size, 12-fret in x-braced spruce over maple, fine parlor guitar in fit, feel and tone

052814C SOLD

This Regal made 0-size, 12-fret was made for Montgomery Wards back in the 1940's and retains the original retail store sticker. This particular model most resembles the Martin guitar body from this same period. Fold into these classic proportions, a solid spruce top with some bear claw framed by cream binding and soundhole ring you get a classy look for a vintage parlor guitar ...

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Early Kay 000-, 14-fret in x-braced spruce over birch, warm tone, great look, real fun guitar

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I believe this to an early Kay-made Kamico brand with it's look-a-like Gibson L-series body and 14-fret neck. This guitar is really fun to play. String spacing at the nut and saddle favor fingerstylers but it strums like a champ and is unbelievably loud with a flatpick. I have two examples of this model in stock this time around. Unusual find in fine condition ...

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Slope shouldered 000-size, 12-fret slothead in x-braced spruce over palo escrito rosewood, HUGE tone, great playability, wonderful guitar

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This is the guitar that sits on the stand in the shop so I can play it in between gluings. It's an anonymous handbuilt guitar that came out perfect....in tone. Craftsmanship is not 100% but it's solid and playability is perfect. It's a hair smaller than a dred so the body is big enough to put out some noise. Melodic, sweet noise ...

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1976 Martin 0-16NY in x-braced spruce over mahogany, quintessential fingerstyle guitar in near mint condition

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The 0-16NY model was devised by CF Martin during the "folk scare" of the 1960's with production ending in the early 1990's. The size, feel and tone of this model is the benchmark for many modern parlor guitars. Played mainly as a classical guitar with nylon strings, this is one of the finest examples of this model that I've seen. Ships in original Martin case ...

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Slope-shouldered 00-size, 14- fret, long scale in solid mahogany, powerful rich and smokey tone, crazy cool

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This is a wonderful example of how a small body built well can complete with the big boys twice it's size. The slope-shoulder shape makes the guitar appear larger than it really is. With a 00- lower bout and long scale length, there's lots of room to maneuver and tons of all-mahogany "vibe" coming out of the box. The anonymous handbuilt pedigree just adds to the charm ...

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40's Regal-made "Clarion" model fauxbro in solid birch, slotted headstock and sweet vintage vibe

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Not quite a dobro, the "fauxbro" moniker comes from having a real resonator face place applied over an ordinary solid wood top. The saddle and bridge are the same style as a dobro but rest on the wood top instead of a metal cone or cylinder found on a true dobro. The resulting tone is very much like an all-wood parlor guitar but with an essence of metal thrown in. Can be setup for right- or left-handed play ...

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40 year old Harmony 00-size, 12-fret in ladder-braced spruce/birch, fun honky tonk player

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This guitar is an affordable, all-solid wood option for old time and roots music. It's flatpick punchy, loud and real easy to play. The 1 11/16" nut caters to smaller hands and might attract a lady or two in the offing. A fine strummer and overall nice example by a formidable American maker ...

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Vintage Harmony 000-size, 14-fret in ladder-braced birch and vintage burst finish, affordable and cool

052814J SOLD

Harmony of Chicago, Ill. was around for many years and produced a number of acoustic guitar models that never went out of cool. This 000-size workhorse is one example of how a well built instrument can stand the test of time and come out shining. Wonderful, affordable mid-size acoustic that welcomes many styles ...

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Vintage Kay 000-, 14-fret roundhole archtop in birchlam with great old-time vibe

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Kay made some really boring looking guitars and then it made some really fun looking guitars. This example falls into the latter category. I love the body shape, quirky finish and slotted headstock on top of a 14-fret neck. I'm not really a 14-fret kind of guy but this one drew me in. Excellent for old time, flatpickin' music ...

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1968 Gibson F-25 Folksinger 00-size, 12-fret in x-braced spruce over mahogany, fingerstyle delight, classic Gibson tone

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The Gibson Folksinger model is truly a fingerstyle players' delight. Wide string spacing at the nut along with the 12-fret neck opens up the lower registers to where fretting is a breeze. Without the typical double white pickguards and belly-up bridge, this model was discontinued shortly after this example was made. Well made, well played and rock solid. Ships in new fitted HSC ...

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Early Kamico "L" style roundhole archtop 00- size, 14-fret in solid mahogany/solid maple, fabulous blues fun

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This guitar is one of the most fun to play here in the shop. It originated as a typical 00-body with maple woods all around. I replaced the cracked top and back with solid mahogany and configured the bracing for an archtop setup. Before reassembling the body, I elongated the body shape to resemble the old Gibson "L" series archtops. It not only looks cool but it's fun to play and sounds great for old time and American blues tunes ...

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LEFTY Harmony 0-size, 12-fret in x-braced spruce over birch, 1 11/16" nut, warm sounding fingerstyle favorite

052814N SOLD, more available

This guitar was a special order from a southpaw customer who wanted a lightly-braced fingerstyle guitar that offered a warm, intimate tone. He recently swapped this guitar back for another of a larger size and the warm, intimate tone has only gotten better in the time it's been played.

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Finley Fulkerson 00-size, 12-fret in x-braced spruce over rosewood, mid-size fingerstyle dream

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A brass name plate attached to the neckblock says the Finley Fulkerson made this rosewood rim w/ back in 1977. The rim found it's way to me and I finished the job by installing an x-braced spruce top and a fingerstyle-friendly 12-fret neck. The body style reminds me of a Gibson LG but the tone is more rich and has more depth than any LG that I've ever heard.

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40's Regal 12-fret parlor in x-braced mahogany over maple, sounds even better than she looks

052814P SOLD

There's lots of headroom in this mahogany top so feel free to strum, pick or bare-finger this old gal. It plays like a 00-size guitar but in a parlor-size body. You get the picture.

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Pre-war Regal 00-size, 12-fret in ladder-braced spruce over mahogany, woody Martin-esque tone

052814Q SOLD, more available

If you're looking for a small body flat top from the 1930's, it doesn't get much better than this. Regal made a few variations of this model, the most popular of which showed the "Diamond Head Honolulu" stencil applied to the top. Distinct "bear claw" markings in the spruce top of this example round out the cool factor. With or without the stencil, this is one, solid pre-war 00- in looks, tone and playability.Ships in original case.

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Pre-war Supertone 12-fret parlor in x-braced cedar over birch, fingerstyle classic in looks, feel and tone

052814R SOLD, more available

The pre-war Harmony Supertones came in a variety of shapes and sizes. My favorite is the 12-fret parlor size with the wider nut and short scale length. This example came in with a crushed top so I replaced the original birch with an x-braced western red cedar top. Oh my my, what sweet sounds come from this guitar.

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