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Sales: acoustic guitars

On this page, I'll post good quality, interesting or unusual acoustic and acoustic-electric guitars for sale. Although I occasionally buy and sell (apparently I'm better at buying than selling!) I'm also happy to post commission sales. The contact link will put you in direct contact with the owner.

I'll leave details of sold instruments on this page for a while as some people like to see the sort of things I get in. They are clearly marked as sold to avoid wasting people's time.

Please feel free to contact me if you're looking for something special!

***Coming soon***

Awaiting pics:

Taylor DN3e

***Current wants***

I'm looking for the following:

1970s or earlier Telecaster, rosewood fingerboard

Collings OM41 Brazilian cutaway, OM-42 Brazilian cutaway

Good condition Gibson Banner J45

1960s Epiphone Excellente

pre-1969 Martin D-28
  For Sale

Collings OM3G Cutaway

1986 Dobro 60D squareneck

1933 Martin 0-17T tenor

Taylor DN3e

Collings OM3MhGSS Cutaway

c.1928 Washburn Model 5200

Sold

1959 Martin 0-18T tenor

Aria John Joyce 12-string

1999 Collings C-10

Collings 002HG Sunburst

Levin LT-18

Collings OM2H

Taylor 314ce

Martin B-65 acoustic-electric bass guitar

Encore W250 Dreadnought

Hiscox Standard Dreadnought case

1962 Levin LS-18 Super Goliath

1977 Martin D-35

1979 Fylde Orsino

1984 Russ Wootton

Tanglewood 1000SR

1950 Gibson LG-1

1993 Takamine N10-12 12-string

Harmony H6560 Sovereign

2003 Martin OM-18V

1954 Gibson LG-1

2000 Collings 000-1

2003 Martin D-18GE Golden Era

1970s Eko Sombrero 12-string

Martin OMC-15E

Martin OM-21

Martin D-15S

Tanglewood SJ-5X acoustic-electric

Collings OM3G Cutaway

This Collings OM guitar is in mint condition. It's the usual 14-fret grand auditorium sized body, with the 'Martin dreadnought' scale length. 1.75" nut width. The '3' designation means that this is one of Collings' prettier models, with ivoroid binding to body, neck and headstock, abalone soundhole purfling and gold tuners and strap button.

Premium Indian Rosewood back and sides, and the 'G' designation that it as a German Spruce top rather than the usual Indian Rosewood/Sitka combination. It's an incredibly responsive combination, ideal for both plectrum work and fingerpicking.

It also has Collings' great-looking cutaway, another 'up-charge' on the standard model, which give excellent access to the dusty end.

This guitar is fitted with a K&K Pure Mini pickup system with soundhole edge-mounted volume control. Supplied with the usual Collings deluxe case.

4200.00

For more information, email here.

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Collings OM3G Cutaway

Collings OM3G Cutaway

Collings OM3G Cutaway
Collings OM3G Cutaway

Collings OM3G Cutaway

1986 Dobro 60D squareneck

Made in 1986, this is an OMI-built Dobro in excellent condition.

Model 60D specs (D means wood body):

Sunburst finish, double bound 14" body, maple top, back, sides and (12 fret) square neck, rosewood fretboard, dot markers, 19 frets, soundwell, spider bridge, single cone, fan design coverplate, slotted headstock with Dobro logo, 3-on-a-plate tuners, 1-23/32" nut, 24-3/4" scale.

Recently set up. Comes complete with a brand-new (non-original) fitted case.

1300. For more information, email here.

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1986 Dobro 60D 1986 Dobro 60D 1986 Dobro 60D

1933 Martin 0-17T tenor

Martin tenors experienced their initial period of popularity during the late 20s and early 1930s, when many players players switched from the tenor banjo. This guitar dates from 1933. At the time it was something of a novelty with its 14-fret neck, and it was one of the larger tenors available - Martin also produced the smaller 2-17T, with a 12-fret neck, and the even tinier 5-17T. Tenors are now once again very popular for a range of acoustic styles. This guitar can be played in Chicago or Irish tuning with equal facility, or other open tunings (I've used it in open G, for example).

This guitar is emphatically player grade. There's little finish left, there is a repaired top crack and several back cracks. All have been repaired but not very expertly.

However, it plays nicely and has a lovely woody sound.

It can either be played as is, or would be suitable for a full restoration. To be honest, I intended to give it a thorough overhaul but haven't had the time.

Mahogany top, back and sides, Brazilian rosewood fingerboard and bridge, original Grover planetary tuners. With original, fitted case in OK condition.

965 ono. For more information, email here.

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Martin 0-17T Martin 0-17T
Martin 0-17T Martin 0-17T
Martin 0-17T Martin 0-17T

Taylor DN3e

Sapele/Sitka spruce DN3 dreadnought in mint/almost unplayed condition. This is an excellent choice for a great solid-wood dreadnought within a budget.

950

For more information, contact the owner at Old Bridge Music.

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Collings OM3MhGSS Cutaway **On Hold**

'OM' means it's the usual 14-fret grand auditorium sized body, but SS means it's a shorter-scale neck - 'Gibson scale length' rather than 'Martin dreadnought'. Ideal for fingerpicking, but also great for anyone who doesn't like long stretches! The '3' designation also means that it has ivoroid binding to body, neck and headstock, abalone soundhole purfling and gold tuners and strap button.

MhG means that it has flame Mahogany back and sides and a German Spruce top rather than the usual Indian Rosewood/Sitka combination.

Finally, it is a lighter-braced model and has the 1920s style pyramid bridge rather than the larger belly bridge used from the 1930s on. Needless to say, it's incredibly responsive as a result.

It also has Collings' great-looking cutaway, which give excellent access to the dusty end.

This has been my favourite guitar and I never thought I'd be selling it, but the shorter scale isn't for me. Mint condition, with usual Collings deluxe case.

**On Hold**

For more information, email here.

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Collings OM3MhGSS Cutaway

Collings OM3MhGSS Cutaway
Collings OM3MhGSS Cutaway

Collings OM3MhGSS Cutaway

c.1928 Washburn Model 5200

A classic 12-fretter from the days when Washburn meant a high quality hand-built American guitar. Spruce top, and Honduras mahogany back and sides.

This guitar was fully restored in the early 1970s by the legendary Keith Johns of Brighton, and purchased by Chris Newman, who used it on his first solo recordings. I bought it around 1983, and it's been regularly played - but never gigged - since then.

The Washburn logo on the headstock is not original, but was inlaid by Keith Johns, who also replaced the original bridge with a 'flat-topped pyramid' bridge in the style used by Washburn around the turn of the century.

This is a wonderful playing instrument - in remarkable condition for its age, and the restoration work is sympathetic and to a very high standard. The neck is dead straight, and the action remarkably low, without any rattles. This has all the characterisics of a 12-fretter - very loud, bright and clear trebles, especially up the dusty end of the fingerboard, and clear and crisp bass.

Comes complete with a green Calton case - the Rolls Royce of acoustic guitar cases.

3300 ono. For more information, email here.

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c.1928 Washburn Model 5200 c.1928 Washburn Model 5200
c.1928 Washburn Model 5200 c.1928 Washburn Model 5200
c.1928 Washburn Model 5200
c.1928 Washburn Model 5200

1959 Martin 0-18T tenor **SOLD**

Martin tenors experienced their initial period of popularity during the late 20s and early 1930s, when many players players switched from the tenor banjo. This guitar comes from the second boom period, when bands like the Weavers (with Pete Seeger) and the Kingston Trio featured Martin tenors. They are now once again very popular for a range of acoustic styles. This guitar can be played in Chicago or Irish tuning with equal facility.

This guitar is in very good playing condition - it's had a recent refret and setup, and there's plenty of height left on the original saddle. It doesn't need a neck reset.

It's been well used, and has had a number of repairs. The usual Martin pickguard crack has been professionally repaired, and so have three back cracks and one on the treble side near the endpin. The latter were caused when the guitar was dropped on its end at some point. The side crack is virtually invisible, the back cracks somewhat more obvious, but all are stable and no cause for concern. There is also widespread lacquer checking to the top, and some pick damage around the edge of the soundhole.

Taken together, though, this is an excellent player at a very affordable price.

Spruce top, mahogany back and sides, Brazilian rosewood fingerboard and bridge, original Grover tuners. With non-original, Takamine-branded, fitted case.

**SOLD**

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Martin 0-18T Martin 0-18T
Martin 0-18T Martin 0-18T
Martin 0-18T Martin 0-18T

Aria John Joyce 12-string **SOLD**

This Aria John Joyce Signature 12-string was produced in the mid-1970s to the specification of John Joyce, a leading English 12-string player, who sadly died in 2004. Along with the Paul Brett Signature models which Aria sold at the same time it's regarded (by Guitarist Magazine) as one of the very best acoustics to come out of Japan.

This guitar is in very good condition - just a few minor blemishes consonant with its age. An excellent player at a very affordable price.

Spruce top, mahogany back and sides, pyramid bridge. With hard fitted case.

**Sold**

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Aria John Joyce 12-string Aria John Joyce 12-string Aria John Joyce 12-string
Aria John Joyce 12-string Aria John Joyce 12-string Aria John Joyce 12-string

1999 Collings C-10 **SOLD**

Collings C-10

Made in 1999, and has been little used. It's in excellent condition. There are 4 or 5 tiny/shallow 1-2mm marks in the top, all very hard to see and impossible to photo. there are some strumming marks on the pickguard. There are a couple of minor capo marks on the back of the neck, and one light scratch on the back. Very light fretwear.

The C-10 is Collings' take on smaller-bodied vintage Gibson acoustics, and is an excellent choice for both fingerpicking and flatpicking. Collings' blurb says: "Its narrow waist and small upper bout resulting in a precise, focused response. The smaller upper bout is gratifying and a true dream to play. It's this unique body size that allows the C10 to project a more focused mid-range then other smaller bodied guitars. This mid-range is combined with a crisp low-end and rounded, mellow trebles."

This guitar is fitted with LR Baggs' excellent I-Beam bridgeplate pickup - the active version.

Comes complete with the original green-lined TKL fitted case in excellent condition - no dings or scuffs.

**Sold**

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1999 Collings C-10 1999 Collings C-10 1999 Collings C-10
1999 Collings C-10 1999 Collings C-10 1999 Collings C-10
1999 Collings C-10 1999 Collings C-10 1999 Collings C-10

Collings 002HG Sunburst **SOLD**

This Collings 00 guitar has a German Spruce top and Mahogany back and sides. It's beautifully balanced, and built to Collings' usual high standards - with one exception. As can be seen in the photos, the lacquer has lifted for about 1/8" all round the pyramid bridge. It's been repaired under warranty by an approved Collings luthier, but remains quite visible.

Otherwise this guitar is in near-mint condition, as is the Collings TKL case. So this is a top-quality instrument that is being offered at a 'player grade' price.

**SOLD**

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Collings 002HG Sunburst Collings 002HG Sunburst Collings 002HG Sunburst
Collings 002HG Sunburst Collings 002HG Sunburst Collings 002HG Sunburst

Levin LT-18 **SOLD**

Levin LT-18 guitar in excellent condition. This was marketed in the UK as the Super Goliath Model 1855. Natural finish, spruce top, flame maple back and sides, ebony bridge and fingerboard. Van Gent tuners. No case.

**SOLD**

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  Levin LT-18

Collings OM2H **SOLD**

Collings OM2H guitar in mint condition. I exchanged this for a Martin OM-42 and it's one of the best examples I've seen. Sitka spruce top with herringbone purfling, Indian Rosewood back and sides, ebony fingerboard and bridge. Absolutely unmarked. With deluxe Collings case.

**SOLD**

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Collings OM2H Collings OM2H Collings OM2H

Taylor 314ce **SOLD**

Taylor 314ce Grand Auditorium cutaway acoustic-electric Guitar with case. Solid sitka spruce top, the ebony fretboard and bridge, sapele back and sides, Fishman electronics, 25-1/2' scale and a 1-3/4' nut width.

**SOLD**

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  Taylor 314ce guitar

Martin B-65 acoustic-electric bass guitar **WITHDRAWN**

This Martin B-65 Acoustic-electric bass guitar was made in 1989. It was designed by Dick Boak, and has a J-sized body. 16" lower bout, gloss natural finish, solid spruce top, highly flamed maple back and sides, tortoiseshell body binding top and back, mahogany neck, 23-fret ebony fingerboard, side dots only, 1-5/8" nut width, 34" scale, ebony bridge, 3-ring rosette, tortoise plastic pickguard, chrome tuners, Fishman pickup / preamp factory installed, with Martin case (burgundy lining).

It's come in for a general overhaul and will be for sale once it's been sorted out. These early Martin B-series instruments have a reputation for being amongst the loudest acoustic basses, and the factory-fitted Fishman system adds to their usability.

**WITHDRAWN**

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Martin B-65 acoustic-electric bass guitar Martin B-65 acoustic-electric bass guitar

Encore W250 Dreadnought **SOLD**

I bought this some time ago for my niece who wanted to start learning the guitar, and thought this the best guitar I could find for c100. It's hardly been played and she now wants to sell it. It's a good player, with a nice action and a decent sound for a budget guitar

**SOLD**

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Encore W250 dreadnought Encore W250 dreadnought

Hiscox Standard Dreadnought case **SOLD**

Hiscox Liteflite dreadnought guitar case, near-mint. This is a Hiscox Liteflite STD-AC case - their standard model for acoustic guitars (the usual dreadnought size.) A few very minor scuff marks, but near-mint condition. Still got the original tag! This is a classy case - light but very strong and secure.

**SOLD**

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Hiscox Standard Dreadnought case Hiscox Standard Dreadnought case

1962 Levin LS-18 Super Goliath **SOLD**

I have for sale my 1962 Levin LS-18, serial no 427071, sold in the UK as the Super Goliath Model 1855. This is the sort of high-end model that made Levin's reputation, and contributed to their eventual takeover by Martin. (It cost 39 7s 6d in 1962!) It's the model marketed in the US as the Goya S-18. Very high quality timbers: European spruce top, Flame maple back and sides, mahogany neck and ebony fingerboard.

People often talk about 'cannons' or 'banjo killers', but this is one of the loudest dreadnoughts I've heard. It has a very balanced sound - bright trebles, even up the dusty end, where some dreads can get a little thin, clear mids, and the sort of bass you'd expect.

Playing action is very good - ideal for a mixture of flatpicking and fingerpicking, which is what it's been used for. No buzzes, and the frets are in good condition.

Overall, it's in very good condition, although it had a major overhaul by Highly String Guitars of Aldershot, Hampshire, in 1982. It had evidently been dropped on the lower bout, treble side, and they repaired a top crack and a couple of loose braces. The treble side binding also came away and was reglued. The guitar was then resprayed. A very high quality job, still hard to spot even today, unless you're looking for it. At the same time, they levelled the fingerboard and refretted the guitar, using medium wire very similar to the original, and replaced the original Van Gent tuners with Schaller minis.

Available with a Calton dreadnought case (brown exterior, gold interior), in excellent condition. This is an early 1980s model, made by Keith Calton in the UK. It's a little lighter in weight than either the current models being made in the UK or those being made in Canada under licence, and has less external fittings, but is still an excellent case.

**SOLD**

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1962 Levin LS-18 Super Goliath 1962 Levin LS-18 Super Goliath
1962 Levin LS-18 Super Goliath 1962 Levin LS-18 Super Goliath
1962 Levin LS-18 Super Goliath
1962 Levin LS-18 Super Goliath

1977 Martin D-35 **SOLD**

This is a good example of the D-35, with the characteristic Martin dreadnought sound. Ideal for flatpicking or rhythm work, but also functions well as a fingerpicking guitar.

Similar in construction to the D-28, but with a three-piece Indian rosewood back and additional binding to the fingerboard.

Previously the owner's main stage guitar until replaced by an OM-42, this is in good playing order. There are a number of minor dings, typical for its age, but nothing too noticeable.

With original Martin case.

**SOLD**

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1977 Martin d35
1977 Martin d35

1979 Fylde Orsino **SOLD**

This is still a current model, and is one of Roger Bucknall's most popular models. Fyldes have been played by many of the acoustic music scene's best-known guitarists - there's a list on the Fylde website - and many people think they are particularly suited to Celtic and other forms of folk music. Certainly it sounds very impressive in DADGAD and other open tunings, but I've used it for a mixture of fingerpicking and flatpicking in a variety of styles.

It has a solid cedar top, which has aged very attractively over the years, and solid Honduras mahogany back and sides. It is roughly a dreadnought size but the top bout is slightly larger and this aspect is further accentuated by the narrower waist. The fingerboard width is 1" width at the nut, and the scale length is 25.5" (same as Martin Dreadnought guitars). Indian rosewood fingerboard, bridge and binding. Original black rotamatic style tuners - probably Gotohs. It's in excellent condition for its age. There are a few minor marks - indentations rather than anything else - in the treble side. The top has some minor and not very visible fingernail marks (like many Fyldes, there's no pickguard). There are a few minor indentations (cedar tops are soft and rather prone to indentations) and a couple of deeper ones, notably near the end block. Nothing more that a few mm across, though, and nothing worrying or likely to cause problems in the future.

Very little fret wear - the frets have been reprofiled and polished fairly recently. There's some fingernail wear around the 5th fret, as the previous owner was a singer who used a capo a lot, but fortunately there are no capo marks on the back of the neck. Decent action - currently set up with 12-53 light strings.

There is a rather ugly strap button on the heel - useful, but could be replaced with a less obtrusive one. There is a bridgeplate transducer and endpin jack. It's one of the early Barcus Berry transducers - looks like a block of rosewood. In its day it was quite a high-end option, but things have moved on and there are better pickups around these days.

It has a non-original good condition fitted hard case - similar in standard to the Hiscox cases which are currently supplied with new Fyldes.

**SOLD**

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1979 Fylde Orsino 1979 Fylde Orsino
1979 Fylde Orsino 1979 Fylde Orsino

1984 Russ Wootton **SOLD**

This small 12-fret guitar was built by the English luthier Russ Wootton in 1984. Russ is well-regarded for his small-bodied guitars, which combine the best features of American and European guitar construction. His website includes commendations from luminaries such as Dan Crary and Dick Gaughan, and he currently charges upwards of 1,400 depending upon style, woods, etc. This model is based on 'pre-war' Washburn and Martin '0' size guitars, with a Sitka spruce top, mahogany back, sides and neck, and an ebony fingerboard. Schaller tuners.

It sounds very good - bright, and well-balanced, with an excellent top end response - just what you would expect from a lightly built small body guitar. It's in very good playing order. Little fret wear, and it's recently had a general set-up. Good action for fingerstyle, but also responds well to flatpicking.

Cosmetically, I think it's fair to say that it's been 'well-used' in the last 20-odd years. There's a lot of nail and pick wear wear on both sides of the soundhole. Lacquer checking throughout, and various scratches on all surfaces, though nothing too major or unsightly. There is a short repaired crack in the back and another on the front from the bridge to the end-block - both stable and the latter is cleated. The binding has shrunk somewhat, and has been re-glued in the waist. But, as I said, an excellent playing/sounding guitar, and priced about right given the cosmetics.

Comes with an hard-shell case in good condition.

**SOLD**

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1984 Russ Wootton 1984 Russ Wootton
1984 Russ Wootton
1984 Russ Wootton

Tanglewood 1000SR **SOLD**

This is variously described as a Tanglewood Earth 1000 and a TW1000SR, although in fact it's considerably more ornate that the current range. The solid spruce top is probably Sitka, and has just about the most dramatic bearclaw of any Far Eastern guitar I've ever seen. Back and sides are solid East Indian Rosewood, the neck is mahogany and the inlays are abalone.

I'd describe the condition as near-mint - hard to see any blemishes at all. It's been played a little, just enough to play it in. (It was bought as a present for a friend of mine but he prefers small-bodied guitars and now mostly plays an OM-sized Avalon.) Very loud and exceptionally well-balanced for a dreadnought, with bright trebles as well as the usual emphatic bass end. Excellent for flatpicking but also performs well when played fingerstyle. It's been set up with a medium low action, and there's plenty of room for lowering the saddle further if desired. A compensated bone saddle has been fitted to replace the original plastic saddle, together with a set of Stewart Macdonald's turned ebony bridge pins.

Comes with an immaculate Hiscox Liteflite hard shell case - these retail for something like 75.

**SOLD**

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Tanglewood 1000SR Tanglewood 1000SR
Tanglewood 1000SR
Tanglewood 1000SR

1950 Gibson LG-1 **SOLD**

Unlike the 1954 model which I sold recently, this is structurally sound. No loose braces and an excellent playing action. Classic Gibson sound, and boy it's loud! I've had a lot of fun with this guitar, but need to sell it to help pay for the recent acquisition of a Collings OM-3.

Has the usual lacquer checking typical of a 50s Gibson, and several back cracks have been repaired and are stable, but it has none of the other usual problems. There are quite a few pick marks on the top, but apart from that, it's in very good condition for its age. I've lightly stoned and repolished the frets and removed the goo left by a previous pickup installation - the battery pack was attached with some kind of adhesive. The endpin is drilled for a 1/2" Switchcraft jack, but there's no pickup installed at present, and a Larrivee endpin has been fitted.

Comes with a c1980s or 1990s Ibanez fitted case, in good condition.

**SOLD**

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1950 Gibson LG-1 1950 Gibson LG-1
1950 Gibson LG-1  

1993 Takamine N10-12 12-string **SOLD**

A acoustic Takamine 12-string from the early 1990s.

Nice condition, complete with fitted hard case.

**SOLD**

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Takamine N10-22 Harmony H6560 Sovereign **SOLD**

Late 1960s US-built Harmony Sovereign, model H6560. A good solid wood model - spruce top, mahogany back and sides - produced before Harmony moved production to the Far East and quality plummeted.

These were very popular with those of us who couldn't afford a Martin or a Gibson. Many of them have taken a beating over the years, but this one's very tidy - a few dings, but nothing serious. The survivors often need a neck reset, as the action is too high. I've just reset the neck on this one, and it now has an excellent playing action with plenty of saddle height to spare. Good dreadnought/jumbo sound. Replacement tuners.

**SOLD**

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Harmony H6560 Sovereign

2003 Martin OM-18V **SOLD**

Recent Martin OM (000-size body, with the longer 25.4" scale length used on dreadnoughts). From their Vintage range, which are built to a much higher quality than the standard range.

Sitka spruce top, mahogany back and sides, ebony fingerboard and bridge.

Excellent condition, apart from a little shrinkage to the top binding.

**SOLD**

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Martin OM18V Martin OM18V
Martin OM18V
Martin OM18V

1954 Gibson LG-1 **SOLD**

Gibson LG-1 with original case and sales tags. Lightly built, and the classic Gibson sound. Very good top end, and a surprisingly clear and strong bass. These guitars are generally best regarded for blues, ragtime and other fingerpicking styles, but this one flatpicks nicely too. It's not in showroom condition - there's lacquer checking throughout the neck and body, and a 'scratchplate crack'. Gibson and Martin used to lacquer over the scratchplate, and as the plastic shrank a crack often developed alongside the scratchplate. This has been repaired, and the scratchplate refitted over the finish to avoid any repetition. There are also a number of old, repaired cracks on the back, and several loose or missing braces have been reglued or replaced. No problems with the sides or neck join.

This guitar's best point is its playability - the Brazilian rosewood fingerboard is in excellent condition, and the original frets have been professionally reprofiled and repolished. Good playing action, and there's some room left on the saddle. The machines are original and in good condition, but the buttons have disintegrated (a common problem with 40s and 50s Gibsons and Martins) and been fitted with vintage replacements from Stewart Macdonald.

**SOLD**

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1954 Gibson LG-1 1954 Gibson LG-1
1954 Gibson LG-1 1954 Gibson LG-1
1954 Gibson LG-1 1954 Gibson LG-1

2000 Collings 000-1 **SOLD**

Serial no 6024, signed by Bill Collings. This guitar left the Collings factory in Nov. 2000, and was sold by Maple Street Guitars of Jacksonville, Alabama. I'm the second owner. It's legally imported into the EU, and comes with full documentation. Truly world-class workmanship, as you'd expect from Collings. Loud, resonant, lively instrument with great warmth and sustain. Already sounds as if it's been played for ten years.

Top quality Sitka top, with Honduran mahogany back and sides. Nickel Waverly tuners. OOO 12-fret Collings guitars cost more than their 14-fret counterparts, and this one certainly justifies the extra premium. Lists for $3950 new in the States, and usually sells for around 2750 in the UK, so this is a real bargain.

It's in excellent condition - a couple of small chips on the end of the headstock which have been professionally touched up and repolished, and one or two very superficial scratches on the sides, all of which are very hard to spot. With TKL case, also in excellent condition.

2100 ono. For more information, email here.
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2000 Collings 000-1 2000 Collings 000-1
2000 Collings 000-1
2000 Collings 000-1

2003 Martin D-18GE Golden Era **SOLD**

I've decided to sell my 2003 D-18GE. Nearly mint - just a couple of tiny and very shallow dings about 2mm long, one on treble side of top, upper bout, one on lower rib. All the usual stuff - very nice Adirondack top, ebony fingerboard and bridge, scalloped braces, butterbean Waverlies. 1 3/4" at nut. Usual green-lined TKL case in excellent condition. These very rarely come up in the UK - I looked for one for a long while. Really wonderful sound, just beginning to open up nicely. Strong, clear trebles, plus what you would expect from the bottom end. A classic dreadnought! Much as I like it, though, I can't really get on with the body size - all my other guitars are OMs or 12-fretters.

These list new in the USA at $3,949.00, and the lowest discount price is $2,999. I've only ever seen one of these for sale in the UK, at 2,500, so this is offered at an attractive price.

**SOLD**

Specification details:
Dreadnought body with solid Adirondack spruce top, scalloped 5/16" Golden Era bracing, solid genuine mahogany back and sides, and mahogany blocks with a dovetail neck joint produce a mellow, rich tone as clear and warm as any Martin ever. V-shaped neck for long-playing comfort features a fossil ivory nut and solid ebony fingerboard. Looks are enhanced by Old Style 18 abalone fretboard inlays, Waverly nickel tuners with butterbean knobs, polished gloss finish, Brazilian rosewood headplate with large Golden Era-style logo, and black binding.

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2003 Martin D18-GE Golden Era

1970s Eko Sombrero 12-string **SOLD**

Good example of one of Eko's rarer guitars. Built to a higher specification than the better known Ranger. Glued neck rather than bolt-on, with ornate mother of pearl headstock and enclosed machine heads. Back and sides are a very attractive quilted mahogany.

This guitar is in good condition for its age, the body is solid and the neck straight and solidly attached. The action is low and the frets have been professonally reprofiled and repolished. The fingerboard shows little wear. There is none of the bellying that you often see on 12-strings, nor any of the lacquer checks which are so common in Eko acoustics. There are of course a number of dings around the binding, and one on the end of the headstock, as you'd probably expect on an Eko of this era, but they have been touched up with lacquer and repolished.

**SOLD**

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1970s Eko Sombrero 12-string 1970s Eko Sombrero 12-string
1970s Eko Sombrero 12-string  

Martin OMC-15E **SOLD**

Now, this is really neat! A classic Martin OM but with the addition of a cutaway that makes playing up at the dusty end a piece of cake! The action is really low - this is a very easy guitar to play. It's also fitted with an active Fishman pickup system with comprehensive controls built into the side of the guitar on the treble side. It was made in 2002, and is in extremely good condition - no fret wear, dings or cracks.

A hard shell case is included.

**SOLD**

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Martin OMC-15E Martin OMC-15E
Martin OMC-15E  

Martin OM-21 **SOLD**

This is a late 1993 model (s/n 533699) in extremely good playing condition. The action is low, and the sound is extraordinarily rich - the top end is tremendously powerful, and is most unusual for a rosewood guitar. There are three small dings on the top, and look as though they've been caused by a badly placed microphone stand. They're small though, and affect only the finish.

This lovely example of an Orchestra Model rosewood Martin guitar is supplied with a hardshell case.

**SOLD**

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Martin OM-21 Martin OM-21
Martin OM-21

Martin D-15S **SOLD**

This is a big guitar with a dreadnought body with a 12 fret neck. It's in extremely good condition with virtually no evidence of playing wear. The action is low, and there is masses of height on the bridge saddle.

The instrument is supplied in a hard shell case.

**SOLD**

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Martin D-15S Martin D-15S
Martin D-15S  

Tanglewood SJ-5X acoustic-electric **SOLD**

This is a solid top cutaway acoustic electric in Tanglewood's 'Super Jumbo' shape - more rounded than a Martin shape and somewhat reminiscent of a small Gibson SJ200. This is a new guitar, and is in mint condition apart from a small, unobtrusive scratch on the neck near the body join. The action is low, and the sound is very bright and clear. This guitar works as well acoustically as it does amplified. Fishman Prefix EQ System provides active electronics identical to those used on Martin's acoustic-electrics. Supplied with a gig bag.

**SOLD**

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Tanglewood SJ-5X acoustic-electric Tanglewood SJ-5X acoustic-electric
Tanglewood SJ-5X acoustic-electric