Category Archive: Pre-owned Guitars

(USED) Kevin Kopp K-35, Adirondack, Brazilian – $6,950

(USED) Those who watch our website closely know that we adore Kevin Kopp’s guitars.  For our money, no one else does so well capturing the spirit, sound and feel of classic Gibby flattops.  They are consistently amazing, yet we always smile when we strum that first chord on a Kopp… a delightful familiarity washes over us, and we feel like

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SOLD – (USED) National Estralita Deluxe, Wood Body, Single Cone – SOLD

(USED) Here’s a gen-u-ine National that will have you rocking, rolling and tumbling without breaking the bank (or your back!)  The Estralita is a very cool, wood-bodied, single-cone reso-phonic guitar with tons of vibe and tons of sound.  Significantly lighter than a steel or brass-bodied reso, but has the funky sound that you want in such an instrument… and gosh,

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(USED) Collings D1A Doghair, Black-Top – $4,950

(USED) A more rockin’ guitar we could not ask for… this D1A is just a feast for the eyes and ears.  Incredibly loud and authoritative, this guitar refuses to go unnoticed. Coming to us in EX+ condition, with no dings, scratches or fretwear, a lovely Adirondack-topped mahogany dreadnought from the master of mahogany dreadnoughts, Bill Collings. The distinctive “Doghair” finish

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(USED) Shanti SF Model, Small Jumbo, Cutaway – $6,695

(USED) We’re often heard extolling the virtues of the small factories and shops that make up the bulk of our business… there is something comforting about the near-perfect fit and finish, not to mention the consistent high quality of sound that we’ve come to expect from our friends at Collings, Huss & Dalton and Bourgeois.  Every now and again, though,

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(USED) Cosmetically-Bruised LEFT-HANDED Collings C-10 Custom Sunburst, DEEP-BODY! – $2,950

(USED)  Another day, another cool Collings guitar available at AMW! Here is a ten-year-old, heavily “personalized” LEFT-HANDED deep body rosewood C-10 with Sitka spruce top in sunburst. It “appears” the guitar was played aggressively with a thumb pick, or used to fend off an angry spouse or heckler. There are LOTS of deep scratches and gouges in the general picking area (and some that are

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(USED) M.J. Franks Legacy Dreadnought, Adirondack, Brazilian – $5,795

(USED) Increasingly sought out for his ukuleles and resonators, Michigan luthier Mike Franks also builds a FINE traditional guitar!  We’re very pleased to present this Legacy dreadnought, featuring an Adirondack spruce top and figured Brazilian rosewood back and sides.  This instrument has all the guts and volume of a classic vintage Herringbone, with a nice booming bass but a midrange that

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(USED) Spectacular Huss & Dalton Pilgrim Dreadnought, First Ever, Brazilian – ON HOLD

(USED) We are big fans of Bluegrass Flatpicking guitar in general, and the styles of Clarence White and Tony Rice in particular.  About 18 months ago, Mark Dalton and I wondered aloud how they might be able to bring Huss & Dalton’s own fresh approach and voicing to the whole “large sound hole” dreadnought concept…. Just arrived, back on consignment at our humble lumber and tone emporium

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SOLD – (USED) National Triolian, 12-Fret, Steel Body – SOLD

(USED) Here is resophonic guitar at its most elemental… a wonderful Triolian from National!  Single cone and steel of body, this one has “the sound!”  It shimmies, it shakes, it hums (but it don’t rattle, sorry).  Just back from National for some finish touch up on the neck, this guitar has a fresh setup and plays like butter. 1 13/16″

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(USED) Bourgeois Vintage OM, Orchestra Model, Adirondack, Rosewood – SOLD

(USED) Just in on consignment, a lovely Vintage OM from Dana Bourgeois.  This one is in excellent condition, with great playability and only the littlest bit of fret wear.  The sound is balanced but also mellow, and this guitar will definitely appeal to fans of Martin OMs. The top is Adirondack spruce with fine herringbone trim, and the back and

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(USED) Julius Borges L-00, Adirondack Spruce, Maple – SOLD

(USED) We are very pleased to present a phenomenal handmade L-00 by master luthier Julius Borges, based in Groton MA.  Borges’ guitars are highly prized and considered some of the finest traditionally inspired instruments available.  Hot hide glue construction, traditional dovetail necks, Adirondack braces and a thin nitro over shellac finish give his guitars the sound and feel of the

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(USED) Bourgeois JOM Deluxe, Adirondack, Figured Mahogany – SOLD

(USED) Many Bourgeois players believe that Dana’s original Jumbo Orchestra Model is about the perfect guitar… with an increased body depth, and about a 20% bigger box overall, the JOM adds volume and bass response that a standard Orchestra Model doesn’t quite muster.  The tight waist keeps the tone impeccably balanced, though, and like all Bourgeois guitars this one has

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(USED) Bourgeois Aged Tone OM, Adirondack Spruce, Madagascar Rosewood – SOLD

(USED) Just arrived on consignment, an early Aged Tone OM from Bourgeois. Dana and Co. changed everything in the guitar world a few years back when they introduced tonewood torrefaction in their high end acoustics. The process thermally treats the wood to cook out the sugars, pitch and other volatiles right at the beginning, crystalizing the resins and making the

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(USED) 2012 John Allison Dreadnought, Adirondack Top, Sunburst – $2,695

(USED) John Allison earned his stripes as a builder and sunburst artist at Collings before starting his own family brand in Austin, TX.  He makes a variety of acoustic and electric instruments, and also does professional finish work for a number of other companies. This guitar is Allison’s take on the pre-war D18, an Adirondack-topped mahogany dreadnought with a beautiful

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(USED) 1977 Thomas Reg’n 12-String, Sitka, Rosewood – $1,075

(USED, VINTAGE!) Here is a wildly-cool handmade 12-string guitar from German luthier Thomas Reg’n, whose work seems to be very rare indeed in this country.  It is very “70s” in every way, built like a tank and featuring bold appointments and a long open-book peghead. This guitar has a big, authoritative voice, and plays very nicely in both dropped and

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(USED, MINT) Collings C10, Sitka, Walnut – $3,125

(USED, MINT) You know how we love the Collings C-10 model. It wears many hats and does everything well. So, when Collings told us he had “discovered” that Black walnut was an excellent tonewood for (smaller) guitars, we jumped on the bandwagon and ordered the basic C-10 model in Black walnut – because we care. Sure enough, the walnut adds

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