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Calton Dread Cases 

The options in the pictures & these will be in stock around June 2022!

1. Brown and Gold
2. Brown and Black
3. Black and Red
4. Black and Gold
5. Yellow and Gold
6. Yellow and Black

Multiple options and colors

$1215.00    Plus $50.00 for shipping

Order Time Approximately 10 weeks if not in stock.

MATERIALS

  • Reinforced Multi-layer Fiberglass Shell
  • Premium Velvet Interior
  • Nickel Plated Steel Latches and D-rings
  • Rubber Latch Bumpers and Corner Bumpers
  • Nylon Shoulder Strap
  • Hand Stitched Leather Handle

FEATURES

  • Made in the USA in Austin, TX
  • Custom fit for the specified instrument
  • Road-ready latches protected by rubber bumpers
  • Padded pick box for storage
  • Neck guide suspender headstock in case
  • D-rings and shoulder strap for carrying (optional backpack straps)
  • Wide range of finishes to match our style

FEATURES

  • Crush Resistance
    Cases can withstand up to 1100 lbs of pressure.
  • Drop Protection
    Your instrument is kept safe in drops up to 9 ft.
  • Temperature Testing
    Case maintains a gradual increase or decrease in internal temperature for up to 90 minutes.
  • Humidity Testing
    Case maintains an ideal 50% interior humidity amid changes of external temperature from 30°F-105°F


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2018 Martin D-28 37 Authentic Aged

   

 

PRICE$7000.00

This Martin D-28 Authentic 1937 Aged is an even further elevated Authentic model – we’ve been waiting for “Aged” Martins for awhile, and they’ve finally delivered. The limited edition D-28 Authentic 1937 Aged not only features the VTS wood-aging system, hand shaped braces, and all hide glue construction, but it’s been carefully aged inside and out for an appearance that matches it’s tone. A perfect replacement for that out-of-reach pre-war dreadnought!

  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Aged Vintage Gloss Finish
  • D-14 Fret Body Size
  • Solid Adirondack VTS Spruce Top
  • Authentic 1937 Forward Shifted Scalloped X Braces
  • Madagascar Rosewood Back and Sides
  • Genuine Mahogany Neck
  • Authentic 1937 Neck Shape
  • Black Ebony Fingerboard
  • 25.4″ Scale Length
  • 1-3/4” Nut Width
  • 2-1/4” Fretboard Width at 12th Fret
  • 20 Frets
  • Zig-Zag Authentic Backstrip
  • Antique White Binding
  • Bone Nut
  • Multi-Stripe Back Inlay, Herringbone Top Inlay
  • 1937 Diamonds and Squares Long Pattern Fingerboard Inlays
  • Madagascar Rosewood Headplate
  • Nickel Waverly Tuners
  • Authentic Belly Ebony Bridge
  • 4 lbs, 8 oz.
  • .790″ Neck Profile at 1st Fret
  • .990” Neck Profile at 9th Fret

Martin Custom shop ADI/ BLACK WALNUT CW style (LARGE SOUND HOLE)

Demo of Martin Custom Shop Walnut & Adirondack 28-style Large Sound Hole Dreadnought Guitar ???????? – YouTube

PRICE$6100.00

Super cool Martin Custom Shop D-14 D-28CW style. Absolute cannon of a guitar. Essentially a D-28CW with black walnut back and sides and a few other cosmetic changes. Bound neck.
Dreadnaught 14 fret.
-Adirondack Spruce Top
-Black Walnut back and sides
-Adirondack scalloped 5/16 Golden Era top bracing
-Grained Ivoroid top binding
-Large sound hole
-HD Zig Zag purfling
-Sitka Spruce back bracing
-Guatemalan Rosewood side stripes
-Mahogany neck
-Modified V Neck
-2 way adjustable truss rod
-Waverly vintage tuners with vintage Ivoroid buttons
-Ebony fingerboard
-Dalmatian guard
-1 11/16ths Nut
-Ebony bridge
-OHSC

 

2022 Pre War D

PRICE$6100.00

Back and Sides: Mahoghany

Headplate: Grandaillo

Fret Board: Ebony

Bridge: Ebony

Nut and Saddle: Bone

Distress level 1.25

Fret Board Taper: Vintage

Action at 12 Fret

Serial #65537

Finished 3/17/2022

 

Martin 1944 D-18

 

Demo of Martin D-18 1944, I’m speechless!???? – YouTube

PRICE$30,000.00

Martin 1956 D-28

Demo of 1956 Martin D-28, Old man Superlative ???? – YouTube

PRICE$17,000.00

Small unnoticeable crack in front ,repaired

Martin 1958 D-28

Demo of 1958 Martin D-28 – YouTube

PRICE$17,000.00

A great example of a 1958 D-28 Crack Free

 

Martin 1945 D-18 Adirondack top

Demo of 1945 Martin D-18, Mr. Mojo ???? – YouTube

PRICE$18,000.00    

If this mojo could talk!!

No top cracks

2 small back cracks repaired

Side cracks repaired and stabilized

 

2006 D-42 Henderson #470 Brazilian Adirondack

Demo of Wayne Henderson D-42, A Tough Adirondack & Brazilian Guitar ???? – YouTube

PRICE$35,000.00

Carlton Case

 

 

2019 Martin D-18 1939 Authentic

      

PRICE$5200.00

Guitar has strong mids

Bear claw Adirondack top

About This Guitar Martin D-18 Authentic 1939 VTS Dreadnaught Guitar

Martin has done a great job at recreating their own 1939 D-18. This rear shifted scalloped bracing offer a very advanced tonal response. The responsiveness of the VTS Adirondack Top make this guitar very fun to play. This example is stunning. The Tortoise Binding has a lot of color variation. The Top is very clean and has almost no runout. The best part of the guitar is the Flamed Mahogany on the Back. It is incredible that Martin used this set of wood on a Production Instrument! Stunning..

Features & Specifications

  • Serial number #2421813
  • Construction: Dovetail Neck Joint – Hide Glue Construction
  • Top Material: Adirondack Spruce with VTS
  • Top Bracing Pattern: Authentic 1939 Rearward Shifted “X” Scalloped
  • Top Braces: 5/16″ Adirondack Spruce with VTS
  • Top Inlay: Style 18
  • Back and Side Material: Genuine Mahogany
  • Binding: Faux Tortoise
  • Neck Material: Genuine Mahogany
  • Neck Shape: Authentic 1939
  • Nut and Saddle Material: Bone
  • Fingerboard and Bridge Material: Ebony
  • Scale Length: 25.4″
  • Number of Frets Clear: 14
  • Width at Nut: 1 11/16″
  • Fingerboard Inlays: Old Style 18
  • Fingerboard Binding: None
  • Finish Top: Vintage Gloss
  • Finish Neck: Vintage Gloss
  • Bridge Style: Authentic Belly – Glue in Long Saddle
  • Bridge String Spacing: 2 1/8″
  • Tuning Machines: Nickel Open Gear
  • Bridge and End Pins: Black
  • Pickguard: Faux Tortoise
  • Case: Deluxe Hardshell

 

2018 Martin Custom Shop 0000-18

Demo of #Martin Guitars Custom Shop 0000-18, Mahogany & Adirondack, smaller body with a big sound ???? – YouTube

Original MSRP $8632.

PRICE$4800.00

Wildwood Guitars ordered this Custom Shop Martin’s very best (grade 8) adirondack top, thin finish, pyramid bridge, abalone logo, indian rosewood binding. Minor string winder marks A and B tuners as shown in photo.  1 3/4 nut, 2 1/4 bridge spacing.
Includes original case

 

1955 Martin D-28 Beautiful tone & clean

  

Demo of 1955 CF Martin D-28, Brazilian and Clean! – YouTube

PRICE$18,000.00 

Adirondack Spruce top.  It certainly looks like the Vermont Spruce that Martin was ordering from the Eaton Lumber Company through out the 50s.  This one was a case queen for much of its life keeping the original finish very clean.  It is completely crack free but did have a center seam separation that was professionally reglued.  The guitar had the tuners replaced for Waverly Nickel tuners and it had a neck set done with a new bone saddle put in.  The guitar shows some wear and it comes in what appears to be the original case from what I can tell.  This one spent most of its life in Ft Worth TX.  The setup is nice and it currently is strung up with mediums and plays great.  It doesn’t need anything and is ready to go with great playability and intonation. This one has a super powerful warm woody sound! Really a special 1950s Martin.

 

2013 Martin D-45 Custom shop premium Adirondack/premium Madagascar

Demo of Martin D-45 Custom Shop, Adirondack Spruce & Madagascar Rosewood, A Very Fine Guitar – YouTube

PRICE$15,500.00 (MINT CONDITION) 

 CUSTOM ORDER INVOICE –

 

Dealer No: 44904-0 Instrument: CUSTOM with CASE Case,CstmShop,5-Ply,HS,D-14F,Silver embroidery
BASE MODEL: D-45
QTY: 1
Body Size: D-14 Fret
Delivery After Receipt Of Order AND Deposit:

 

SPECIAL INSTRUCTION: Madagascar set # 409
LABEL: none
CONSTRUCTION: Standard; Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint
BODY SIZE: D-14 Fret
TOP: Adirondack Spruce (Premium)
TOP GRADE: 8
TOP BRACES: Adirondack/Scalloped 5/16”/Standard
PATTERN: DOM #1A
TOP BINDING: Grained Ivoroid
TOP INLAY: .049” B/W/B/ .066” Poly/ .049” B/W/B
TOP PEARL: .064” Select
ADDITIONAL TOP INLAY: None
ROSETTE: Style 45
PEARL INLAY: .064” Select Abalone- 5 Piece
ADDITIONAL ROS. INLAY: None
PICKGUARD: Faux Tortoise 3071, Self-Ad, Pattern 2B (D45 Style)
PEARL INLAY: None
BACK: Madagascar Rosewood (Premium)
BACK PANELS: 2 Pc.
PURFLING: Style 45
CENTER STRIP/LOC. STAMP: Sitka Spruce Standard(CF Martin & Co Nazareth PA Made in USA Btwn 1st/2nd Brace)
CAUTION STAMP: None
BACK BRACES: Sitka Spruce
BACK BINDING: Grained Ivoroid
BACK INLAY: .049” B/W/B / .050” Poly/ .0325” B/W
BACK PEARL: Select
ADDITIONAL BACK INLAY: None
SIDES: Madagascar Rosewood (Premium)
SIDE INLAY: .049” B/W/B; .050” Poly; .0325” B/W
SIDE PEARL: Select Pearl
ADDITIONAL SIDE INLAY: None
SIDE STRIPS: East Indian Rosewood
ENDPIECE: Grained Ivoroid / Mitered / 45 Style
ENDPIECE INLAY: .0325” B/W Boltaron/.050” Poly/.0495” B/W/B Boltaron
ENDPIECE PEARL: Select Pearl
ADDITIONAL EP INLAY: None
BLOCK: Solid Genuine Mahogany
TAG/PLATE: None
REAR: D Mahogany
FRONT: D 14 Fret Adjustable Mahogany
Line 1: C. F. Martin Logo
Line 2: Custom Shop Logo
Line 3: Serial #
Line 4:
Line 5:
NECK: Select Hardwood
NECK SHAPE: Full Thickness- V
HEADSTOCK: Solid/6 String Diamond/SquareTaper
BACK/HEAD STAMP: None
TRUSS ROD: 2-Way Adjustable 356mm
HEELCAP: Grained Ivoroid
NUT: Bone
ON ANGLE/FLAT: Flat
HEADPLATE: Madagascar Rosewood
HEADPLATE DECAL: None
HEADPLATE BIND: Grained Ivoroid
HEADPLATE INLAY: .0325” B/W Boltaron
HEADPLATE PEARL: C.F. Martin Block- Select
ADDITIONAL HP INLAY: None
TUNING MACHINES: Waverly Gold engraved antique tuners
FINGERBOARD: Black Ebony
RADIUS: 16”
SCALE LENGTH: 25.340” (25.4”)
WIDTH AT NUT: Bound 1 3/4”
WIDTH AT 12 FRET: Bound 2 1/4”
FRET WIRE: G300
FRETS CLEAR: 14
TOTAL FRETS: 20
FINGERBOARD BIND: Grained Ivoroid/Mitered
FINGERBOARD INLAY: None
PEARL INLAY: Style 45 Hexagon-Select Abalone
ADDITIONAL FB INLAY: None
SIDE DOTS: Black Boltaron
SIDE DOT POSITION: One at 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th, Two at 12th, One at 15th & 17th Frets
FINISH TYPE: Full Gloss
FINISH BODY: Non-Catalyzed Gloss/ Dark Filler
FINISH TOP: Non-Catalyzed Gloss/ Vintage Toner
FINISH NECK: Non-Catalyzed Gloss/ Dark Mahogany Stain/ Dark Filler
BRIDGE: Black Ebony
STYLE: Standard Belly
PEARL INLAY: None
ADDITIONAL BR INLAY: None
STRING SPACING: 2 5/16”
SADDLE: 16” Radius/Compensated/Bone
ELECTRONICS: None
STRAP BUTTON: None
STRINGS: LifeSPan MSP 7200 Medium Strings
BRIDGE PINS: White w/ Paua Pearl Dot
END PIN: White w/ Paua Pearl Dot

 

2022 Martin D-18 1937 Authentic Aged (Video)

Demo of 2022 Martin Custom Shop D-18 Authentic VTS Aged, the first of its kind – YouTube

  • PRICE$9000.00
  • Mahogany back & sides
  • VTS Adirondack Spruce top
  • VTS Adirondack Spruce bracing, Authentic Pattern, 5/16″ scalloped
  • Genuine Mahogany neck, Custom 1937 Barrel & heel
  • Full Hide Glue construction
  • Stage 1 Aged finish
  • Ebony fingerboard & 1930 style belly bridge
  • Bone nut & saddle
  • Old Style 18 select abalone fingerboard dots
  • Authentic headstock decal
  • 1 3/4″ nut width
  • 25.4″ Scale length
  • 2 5/16″ String spacing
  • Waverly Tuners
  • Custom Shop hardshell case (5-ply, 545V Harptone)…I bought 3 of these one with Sinker on it and this one was the best and I sent the other 2 back..   I put Fossil Walrus pins in it but it will ship with ebony pins.

Merrill C-18 ADI/HOG!! (Video)

 

Demo of Jim Merrill C-18, SN 195, What A Hog! ???? – YouTube

PRICE$7000.00 

Can’t get enough of these Jim Merrill guitars!!  Serial 195    04-05 era
Back/Sides: Mahogany
Top Wood: Adirondack (Red) Spruce.
Fingerboard: Ebony
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Bridge: Ebony
Rosette: Maple and Ebony
Binding: Tortoise Style
Fingerboard Bindings: None
Headplate: Rosewood
Headstock Bindings: None
Headstock Inlay: Builder Logo
Top Trim: Maple and Ebony
Back Strip: Black Line
Fret Markers: MOP Dots
Tuners: Waverly’s
Tuner Finish: NickelMeasurements
Body Size: Dreadnought
Scale: 25.4 in. (645.2 mm)
Nut Width: 1 3/4 in. (44.5 mm)
String Spacing: 2 1/4 in. (57.2 mm)
Body Length: 19 3/4 in.
Upper Bout: 11 1/2 in.
Lower Bout: 15 7/8 in.
Body Depth @Neck Heel: 4 in.
Body Depth @Tail Block: 4 3/4 in.
Frets to body: 14

 

1955 Martin D-18 ( Video)

   

Demo of 1955 Martin D-18 – YouTube

PRICE$8500.00  

This is a great all original 1955 D-18. It has had a neck set and frets have no wear. Fret board has no divots.  This is what everyone’s looking for and is a tonal cannon!!!  A little bear claw in the spruce!
DETAILS

When it comes to flatpicking, it’s tough to beat an old Martin D-18. This example from 1954 is perfectly played in, with the sort of playing wear reserved for the best sounding guitars out there. Has finish cracks but hadn’t found any thru the wood.

This instrument is dry and punchy, with a beautiful clarity often present in Martins from this era. Straight-braced, this guitar has plenty of balance, volume and responsiveness.

While traditionally used as a bluegrass flatpicking machine, this D-18 is equally suited to folky strumming and fingerpicking a-la Bob Dylan. This guitar is well-loved, it is in great playing condition. The action is just right for flatpicking, but the saddle has room for adjustment for the player seeking lower action.

The guitar plays well up and down the neck, and is ready to hit the stage or the studio.

Top: Sitka Spruce

Back & Sides: Mahogany

Rosette: 18-Style

Body Binding: Tortoise

Neck: Mahogany One-Piece

Fretboard: Brazilian Rosewood

Head Veneer: Brazilian Rosewood

Fretboard Binding: None

Tuners: Closed Back Kluson-Style

Bridge: Brazilian Rosewood

Pins: Black Plastic, No Dots

Saddle: Bone Cut-Through

Nut: Bone

Pickguard: Tortoise Colour Celluloid

Nut Width: 1 11/16″

Scale Length: 25.4″

 

Pre War 2021–12 Fret Herringbone Brazilian Sunburst

  

PRICE$10,500.00 

Brazilian Rosewood (w/ Traditional Herringbone trim and features. )

Destress level 2

Natural, Shade top,

Scale length: 25.4”

Honduran Mahogany neck w/two way truss rod.

Standard 1937 “C” to “V” neck shape.

Slotted headstock.

Headcap material: Matched to back and side wood.

Top material: Torrefied Adirondack Spruce

Fretboard and bridge material: Ebony

Neck width at nut: Vintage spec, 1 ¾”

Neck width at body joint/bridge spacing: Vintage spec2 5/16”

Nut and saddle: Bone

1999 Ted Davis exact replica 1934 Gibson Jumbo

    

PRICE$5000.00  

Another Youtube video by Shawn Brock is attached in Mandolin Cafe

Interesting message from the last owner!!!   We will also be posting another video of Shawn Brock! along with the one posted now!

Hey Dale, hope you’re doing well. I’ve got a pretty unique guitar I’m about to put on the market, but I know you like special instruments and ones with history so I thought I’d offer it to you first in case you were interested. It’s a 1999 Ted Davis exact replica of a Gibson 1934 Jumbo, Red Spruce top and mahogany back and sides and thick neck. I don’t know if you’ve heard of Ted Davis but he’s basically the guy who brought Red Spruce back to guitar building in the early 90’s. He got John Arnold into Red Spruce and they became good friends, and actually sold Martin their first red spruce tops in the 90’s, which was the first time Martin Had used it since the 50’s. Ted Davis passed away in ’08 and he didn’t built too many , so they hardly ever come up for sale, and this one was built with one of his famous red spruce tops. Tonally it’s loud, and the best sounding Gibson style guitar I’ve ever played, period. All hide glue construction too, overall it’s just a killer sounding guitar. You know how desirable John Arnold’s guitars are, to me I feel Ted Davis should be right up there with him.

 

1944 Gibson ‘Banner” J-45 Sunburst with Adi Top (Video )

      

Demo of 1944 Gibson J-45 Banner, Adirondack & Mahogany, One To Call CF Martin About ???? – YouTube

PRICE$16,500.00 

Replaced with smaller bridge, 1 small back crack glued and stable.  This is a fine instrument!
1944 Banner J- 45 …No repairs needed …, neck is good and no neck reset needed….Top Adirondack back and sides Mahogony…..no fretboard wear,  pins tight, Tuners smooth/ clean, …………A BOMB!!!!  Oringinal finish!

Wartime production occasionally meant material shortages; while the standard J-45 has mahogany back, sides, and neck, Gibson had to replace some mahogany parts with laminated maple ones. Banner logo J-45s can be found with maple back and sides as well as maple necks. Some others were made with mahogany tops rather than spruce. Spruce shortages meant that some came out of the factory without bookmatched tops, and others came out with four-piece tops rather than the standard two.

Beginning in 1943, some J-45s were made with a black “skunk stripe” painted down the top. It’s speculated that these stripes were either used to hide poor bookmatching due to spruce shortages, while others feel it’s simply decorative.

In order to save metal for the war effort, some J-45 runs were produced with an ebony reinforcement bar rather than a standard truss rod. This can have an effect on the stability of the neck, and also means that the neck tension is not adjustable.

 

Clardy 2010 D-28

 

PRICE$2650.00  

Clardy D-28 Martin style build

Nut 1 3/4
All other specs are as a martin D-28

Going to the luthier for a setup and a finish crack tone match up

Sounds and resonates really good!

 

Gibson 1943 J-45 Banner

     

PRICE$9950.00 

Serial # 2681 1943 Banner J- 45 …No repairs needed …, neck is good and no neck reset needed….Top back and sides Mahogony…..no fretboard wear,  pins tight, Tuners smooth/ clean, …………A BOMB!!!! It has had a pick-up  mounted near the bridge and have been professionally plugged. The guitar is crack free with no repairs on the inside and doesn’t need any. It has just gone thru a professional refinishing and was beautifully done! It is fresh from the shop and dust likes it lol,   dale

  • Wartime production occasionally meant material shortages; while the standard J-45 has mahogany back, sides, and neck, Gibson had to replace some mahogany parts with laminated maple ones. Banner logo J-45s can be found with maple back and sides as well as maple necks. Some others were made with mahogany tops rather than spruce. Spruce shortages meant that some came out of the factory without bookmatched tops, and others came out with four-piece tops rather than the standard two.
  • Beginning in 1943, some J-45s were made with a black “skunk stripe” painted down the top. It’s speculated that these stripes were either used to hide poor bookmatching due to spruce shortages, while others feel it’s simply decorative.
  • In order to save metal for the war effort, some J-45 runs were produced with an ebony reinforcement bar rather than a standard truss rod. This can have an effect on the stability of the neck, and also means that the neck tension is not adjustable.

2021 Martin D-18 Authentic 1939 Aged (2018 same model available also)

  

PRICE$6000.00

2021 Martin D-18 Authentic 1939 Aged
A new guitar that looks and sounds like it’s been played for 80 years, the Aged version of the acclaimed D-18 Authentic 1939 includes all of the goodness that comes with Martin’s Authentic Series instruments, like hide glue construction and hand-scalloped X-bracing—plus the Vintage Tone System (VTS) that ages the wood to replicate the sound of a vintage Martin. The result is a tactile, visual, and auditory experience that will transport you all the way back to the 1930s. And we know you’re going to like it there. Bought it from a guy that played it for a short length of time

SPECIFICATIONS OVERVIEW
BODY SIZE: D-14 Fret
FINISH TOP: Vintage Gloss – Aged
CONSTRUCTION: Dovetail Neck Joint – Hide Glue Construction
BACK & SIDE FINISH: Vintage Gloss – Aged
BRACING PATTERN: Authentic 1939 Rearward-Shifted X-Brace
SCALE LENGTH: 25.4″
BRACE SHAPE: Scalloped
FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT NUT: 1 11/16”
TOP MATERIAL: Adirondack Spruce with VTS
NECK SHAPE: Authentic 1939
BACK MATERIAL: Genuine Mahogany
NECK TAPER: Standard Taper
SIDE MATERIAL: Genuine Mahogany
ELECTRONICS: Not Available
STRINGS: Authentic Acoustic Lifespan® 2.0 Medium – 92/8 Phosphor Bronze MA550T

TOP
TOP COLOR: Modified Vintage Toner
BRIDGE STYLE: Authentic Belly – Glue in Long Saddle – Aged
BINDING: Faux Tortoise
BRIDGE STRING SPACING: 2 1/8”
TOP INLAY MATERIAL: Multi-Stripe
BRIDGE MATERIAL: Ebony
TOP DETAIL: Aged
BRIDGE PIN MATERIAL: Black Plastic – Aged
PICKGUARD: Faux Tortoise- Aged
BRIDGE PIN DOTS: None
PICKGUARD INLAY: None
SADDLE: Bone
ROSETTE: Multi-Stripe
SADDLE RADIUS: 16″

BODY
BRACE MATERIAL:Adirondack Spruce with VTS
BACK & SIDES COLOR: Dark Mahogany
BRACE SIZE: 5/16″
BACK DETAIL: Aged
BACK PURFLING/STRIP: Madagascar Rosewood
BACK INLAY MATERIAL: None
HEELCAP: Ebony
SIDE DETAIL: Aged
ENDPIECE: Faux Tortoise
SIDE INLAY MATERIAL: None
ENDPIECE INLAY: None

NECK
NECK MATERIAL: Genuine Mahogany
FINGERBOARD MATERIAL: Ebony
FINISH NECK: Vintage Gloss – Aged
FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT 12TH FRET: 2 1/8”
NECK COLOR: Dark Mahogany
FINGERBOARD INLAY STYLE: Old Style 18
NUMBER OF FRETS TOTAL: 20
FINGERBOARD INLAY MATERIAL: Abalone
NECK JOINS BODY AT: 14th Fret
FINGERBOARD BINDING MATERIAL: None
SIDE DOTS: Grained Ivoroid

HEADSTOCK
HEADSTOCK SHAPE: Solid with 1939 Taper
TUNING MACHINES: Nickel Open Gear – Aged
HEADPLATE MATERIAL: Madagascar Rosewood
KNOB: Butterbean
HEADPLATE LOGO STYLE: Script Golden Era Overlay
NUT MATERIAL: Bone
HEADPLATE BINDING MATERIAL: None

MISC
CASE: Ply Hardshell
LEFT HANDED AVAILABILITY: Yes
LABEL: None
PLEKED: No

1968 Martin D-18 -55yrs old!

     

PRICE$5950.00  

THIS ONE IS AS CLEAN AS A 1968 CAN BE! THE TONE IS GOOD STRAIGHT OUT OF THE BOX, REALLY NICE!

Finish Details: 
Original
Top Material: Spruce Top
Body Material: Mahogany Body
Body Details: Solid mahogany back & sides with a solid spruce top
Neck Material: Mahogany Neck
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
Neck Profile: C-Shape
Neck Thickness (IN): 1st fret: .84″, 12th: .95″
Fingerboard Radius: 16.00″ to
Nut Width: 1-21/32″
Scale Length: 25 1/2″
Neck Details: One-piece mahogany set neck with a Brazilian rosewood board, center dot mother of pearl inlays — The neck has been reset
Electronics: n/a
Pickup Measurements: n/a
Hardware: Non-original bone saddle —
Weight: 4 lbs 4 oz

 

1969 Martin D-18- 53 yrs old!

   

PRICE$4995.00  

Very clean and sounds great. Just had  a fresh neck set and set-up.  Frets good
Top Material: Sitka spruce Top with a little bear claw!
Body Details: Mahogany back and sides with spruce top
Neck Material: Mahogany Neck
Fingerboard Material: Brazilian Rosewood
Neck Profile: V
Neck Thickness (in): 1st fret: .87″, 10th fret: 1.03″
Fingerboard Radius: 16.00
Nut Width: 1-11/16″
Neck Details: One-piece mahogany neck with Brazilian rosewood fingerboard and dot inlays. Neck has been reset and refretted.
Electronics: N/A
Pickup Measurements: N/A
Hardware: Schaller tuners, non-original bridge pins, strap button has been installed at the heel.
Instrument Weight: 4 Lbs 4 oz
Modifications/Repairs: -Neck has been reset and refretted -Bridge has been reglued -Strap button installed at heel -Non-original bridge pins
Case Details: New vinyl Gator case
Cosmetic Condition: Excellent condition for its age. a few minor dings and scratches on the guitar, along with a few spots of  finish checking. on the back it a repaired crack near the strap button. It has been left in the case and show the print of the strap for about 6 in. needs nothing!!
7 Day return policy

 

1966 Martin D-18- 56 yrs old!

 

PRICE$5450.00 

Very good original condition, plenty finish checking on top, NO CRACKS IN THE WOOD, no belt rash, full frets, light diviots on the fret board at the cowboy chords, plays great and surprises me with its tone!! 7 day return policy on all sales,   dale

Body: Double bound solid mahogany back & sides with solid Sitka Spruce top in natural finish. Multi ring ebonoid/ivoroid rosette and tortoise shell pickguard. 3 ply purfling and Indian Rosewood bridge with black bridge pins.

Neck: Chunky mahogany neck with aged white side dots and pearl dot inlays. 1 11/16″ nut width, 25.4” scale length. Rosewood headstock overlay with gold C.F. Martin logo and Grover tuners in perfect working order. Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard has some divots at the cowboy fret showing this guitar has been played despite its condition. Neck is straight, action is low, and the guitar plays easily up and down the length of the instrument.

 

1953 Martin D-18 Adirondack Top-69 yrs old!

    

Demo of 1953 Martin D-18 – YouTube

PRICE$8900.00 

1953 D-18 mystery top! This is one I have had a while and said I would keep….. again. It has been played and loved and I know why. I believe it has a Adirondack top. This thing will cut thru anything. Its not original you can tell by the neck inlay and tuners and so on, but if you want a Adi d-18 that will lead the pack, give this one a 7 day trial!

Crack free, fresh neck set and frets are great!

Model: D-18

Year: 1953

Top: Adirondack Spruce

Back and sides: Mahogany

Neck: Mahogany

Nut Width: 1 11/16″

String Spacing: 2 1/8″

Scale: 25.4″

Body Length: 19 7/8″

Lower Bout: 15 5/8″

Upper Bout: 11 3/8″

Body Depth: 3 3/4″, 4 3/4″

Bridge: Ebony

Rosette: Ring

Backstrip: None

Purfling: Line

 

1969 Martin D-18 ( Very Clean ) 53 yrs old!

   

PRICE$5450.00  

Very clean and sounds great ,My luthier is doing a fresh neck set and set-up. Can ship on the 15th of November.
Finish Details: Original
Top Material: Spruce Top
Body Details: Mahogany back and sides with spruce top
Neck Material: Mahogany Neck
Fingerboard Material: Brazilian Rosewood
Neck Profile: V
Neck Thickness (in): 1st fret: .87″, 10th fret: 1.03″
Fingerboard Radius: 16.00
Nut Width: 1-11/16″
Neck Details: One-piece mahogany neck with Brazilian rosewood fingerboard and dot inlays. Neck has been reset and refretted.
Electronics: N/A
Pickup Measurements: N/A
Hardware: Schaller tuners, non-original bridge pins, strap button has been installed at the heel.
Instrument Weight: 4 Lbs 4 oz
Modifications/Repairs: -Neck has been reset and refretted -Bridge has been reglued -Strap button installed at heel -Non-original bridge pins
Case Details: Original hardshell case
Cosmetic Condition: Excellent condition for its age. a few minor dings and scratches on the guitar, along with a few spots of minor finish checking.

 

 

1991 Gibson J-100 Bozeman Prototype Ren Ferguson Maple

PRICE$3000.00  

Here’s a really rare Bozeman-made J-100, likely a prototype made alongside the other known SJ-100 prototypes made by Ren Ferguson and John Walker. This has hand scalloped braces like those guitars. The serial number matches closely to those guitars, but this one is made of flamed maple back and sides instead of mahogany and doesn’t have the stair step headstock. It does have the factory SJ-100 pickguard, not seen on other guitars of the era. Completed on May 20th, 1991, Production Number: 24. This is not an Xtra model!

This is in nearly excellent condition for a 30 year old guitar, almost no dings to speak of. Original factory saddle height. Factory electronics. Ships in the Gibson OHSC with pink lining and cover. A real gem, you can’t find another like this outside of a real vintage one.

Message with any questions!

 

Thompson D-45 37 Style Bracing , Torrified Red spruce/ African Blackwood( Video)

       

Demo of Larry & Bob Thompson Guitars Blackwood D-45 – YouTube

PRICE$12,000.00  

Fabulous guitar built by Larry Thompson
45 Inlay trimmed in Maple and Abalone
Gold Engraved Waverly tuners
Bone saddle
Bone pins
Nut 1 3/4
2 5/16 spacing at bridge
25.34 scale
37 Authentic Bracing
Serial #223
BAKED WEST VA. RED SPRUCE/ TOP SHELF AFRICAN BLACKWOOD!!  TONE AND BEAUTY TO MATCH!!!               Carlton case

 

Dudenbostel D-45 2003 #49 Brazilian/Adirondack*Vintage* Authentic* Golden era

      

Demo of Dudenbostel D-5, A dreadnought 45-Style Guitar From A Luthier Legend – YouTube

PRICE$25,000.00  

DUDES ARE A TRUE GOT IT ALL GUITAR #49!!! A stunning 45 style Dreadnought by the great builder, Lynn Dudenbostel. The guitar features an Adirondack spruce top over a beautiful Brazilian rosewood back and sides. With lush overtones and nice projection, this one sounds as good as it looks, and that’s saying something!……CONUS….,  THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST GUITAR I EVER PLAYED!!!      dale……Fossil Walrus Everywhere!! . !  Now sports a set of gold engraved Waverly tuners!                                                    Wood – Adirondack Spruce

  • Back/Side Wood – Brazilian Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Wood – Ebony……Tuners changed to Gold engraved Waverly’s!!
  • Scale Length – 25.4
  • Nut Width – 1 3/4″
  • Pickup(s) – None
  • Case – HOFFEE FLIGHT CASE INSTEAD OF TKL

Martin 000-18 1944 *Video* 78 yrs old!

  

Demo of 1944 Martin 000-18 Guitar – YouTube

PRICE$16,500.00 

Lovely is the best description of this 000-18. It has all the features of WWII-era Martins, including scalloped top bracing and an Adirondack top, and also has an ebony rod in the neck. An excellent neck reset and refret was just done to match neck reset. The  pickguard, and all bracing (including the bridge plate) are original. Here’s my story…. I purchase the guitar a few years ago and it was sprayed on the outside with something like honey. They had sprayed the pickguard, the bridge and over the saddle. I cleaned the stuff off and under that was a excellent condition pre-war 000-18. The guitar is one of my favorite guitars ever and I own many. I think as much of this guitar for tone and playability as any of the ones I have had built and that also has been many. The tuners wasn’t original so I bought a set like came on it in 1944…..I took a picture of where a tiny  piece of  wood was plugged in the back and a small scratch leading from it a 1.5 in. or so…..
Sold and bought back, as nice as you can get!    Blue guitar polish around the neck mount picture!
MODEL 000-18

TOP  ADIRONDACK TOP

BACK AND SIDES  MAHOGANY

NUT WIDTH  1 11/16″

SCALE LENGTH 24.9″

BRIDGE MATERIAL BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD

FRETBOARD MATERIAL  BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD

NECK MATERIAL MAHOGANY

BRACING  SCALLOPED X

BINDING     TORTOISESHELL CELLULOID

The guitar comes with 2 cases if you wish. A prize white Martin case and a old hard shell….Save your comments on all of your knowledge about what’s original and what’s not  that I don’t know. I will honor a return policy that allows you to determine if you would want to keep it or not. It is  excellent ++++++ Could be the nicest one in the world!

 

Edmonds D-28 2020 Tight grain Red Spruce/ Quatersawn White Oak *A KEEPER*

  

Demo of Jimmy Edmonds Dreadnought Guitar, White Oak & Adirondack Red Spruce: ???? saddle up and ride – YouTube

PRICE$7500.00  

Jimmy Edmond guitar. This is a very special build of quarters-awn White Oak/ Red Spruce. I am selling off of a collection of some of the best builders guitars. This is a tough one to let go.

Specs
Herringbone D-28
Red Spruce Top
Quartered Sawn White Oak
1 3/4 nut fossil walrus and saddle
2 5/16 string spacing
Long Scale
Fossil Walrus pins with beautiful inlay
Curly Maple neck
Snake wood Waverly tuners
Ships with a white cream Hiscox Case

 

Bob Thompson 2020 OM-45 WV Red spruce/Brazilian ( Video)

  

Bob & Larry Thompson OM-45 Torrefied Red Spruce & Brazilian Rosewood Guitar, Simply stunning ???? – YouTube

PRICE$8750.00 

Here is another nice Bob Thompson Brazilian guitar. Using the highest quality Red Spruce and Brazilian on these OM-45. This one is serial # 206.

Specifications
1 3/4 inches Nut
Gold engraved Waverly tuners
Fossil Walrus Nut
Fossil Walrus Saddle
Fossil Walrus Pins
String Spacing at Saddle 2 5/16 inches
Stainless Steel Frets
Scale Length 25.375 inches

Unbelievable guitar for under $10,000