Custom Fretted Instruments & Repair
|1929 Ludwig Kenmore Plectrum Banjo|
This Ludwig Kenmore is a plectrum banjo from approximately 1929 (Serial Number 6644). It features the original Planet tuners, and the original Geib case, with the Ludwig Banjos logo riveted inside the case lid.
|1937 Martin D-28|
This is one of the best sounding guitars to pass through our shop in a while. This one has been played hard, and was apparently used professionally by the original owners in the 30s and early 40s. After that, it spent several dec...
|1952 Gibson Southern Jumbo|
This is a retopped guitar. If you're looking for a perfect, all original instrument, you need to look elsewhere. If you want a fantastic playing and sounding guitar with all the character of a 50s Gibson for half the price, thi...
|1961 Gibson J-50|
This Gibson J-50 came into the shop a couple of years ago for some major repair, and we wound up replacing the back. This was probably the last major job that Jim Grainger had any part of. The body has a 1960 serial number, an...
|1961 Gibson J50|
Very clean 1961 Gibson J50 for sale. Sounds excellent and plays like a brand new guitar. Has a nice boom with some punch as well.
Action at the 12th fret is on 4/64" on the treble and 6/64" on the bass, with the bridge...
|1963 Gibson Hummingbird|
First off, this is a refinished guitar. It came to our shop stripped poorly with no binding, and the neck out with a box of parts. It's been in the shop for several years, and we spent time fixing it up during slower periods. W...
|1964 Martin 0-16NY|
The perfect couch guitar! The slotted headstock and 12-fret body give this guitar a voice that is bigger than its physical size implies.
This lovely 1964 Martin 0-16NY features Mahogany back and sides and a Spruce top wi...
|1967 Fender Band Master||Very nice old blackface head. Has been recently recapped (not by me). Sounds fantastic!||999.00|
|1967 Martin D-18|
Great sounding old Martin D-18. We also did a neck reset on it, so it plays as good as a new Martin. It sounds much better than a new one, though.
1967 was a transitional year for Martin: They switched from the steel "...
|1969 Gibson Hummingbird|
This one has had a hard life, but Joyce worked diligently to revive it. This one really has some mojo, and is one of the better sounding Hummingbirds we've had through the shop
Joyce replaced several braces and top crack...
|1970 Martin D12-20|
Very clean and easy playing Martin 12 string from early 1970. Great warm rich tone with the fullness of 12 strings.
Neck reset was performed here. Action at the 12th fret is on 4/64" on the treble course and 6/64" on the ...
|1972 Martin D-35|
Nice old D-35.
This one has a nice tone, plays in tune and the action is just right. Great tone fingerpicked, but has some decent volume when you hit it.
It has had a few things done to it over the years. We ...
|1976 Fender Twin Reverb||Clean old 70's Twin reverb. Master volume and 135 watt clean machine. Appears to be mostly original. 1 speaker has been replaced with a Utah.||899.00|
|1977 Martin D-19|
Very nice sounding and playing 1977 Martin D-19. Mahogany back and sides and sitka spruce top with a rosewood fingerboard and bridge. The D-19 is very similar to a D-18, but has a D-28 style rosette around the soundhole, and the...
|2000 Larrivee DV-05|
This Twenty year old Larrivee has barely been played! The lady that traded it in said it was just too big for her. Hopefully it will be just the right size for you.
Cutaway dreadnaught with sitka spruce top and nice m...
|2004 Martin 000-28EC|
Great playing and sounding guitar that has fantastic sustain. Don't know what there is to say. It's a excellent modern take on a classic.
There is some pegwinder damage on the headstock (see pictures), otherwise this ...
|Carvin X50B Half Stack||Great sounding 50 watt tube amp with reverb and a 4x12 cabinet.||550.00|
This is an amazing instrument, and the price cannot be beat! Indian Rosewood back and sides, Engelmann Spruce top, 3-piece laminated neck, Mother of pearl trim all over the top, sound port(!) and armrest bevel. The sustain on this...
With solid rosewood back and sides and a solid Adirondack spruce top, the Eastman E20OM has amazing dynamic range. OM’s are articulate and comfortable to play due to their reduced body depth. It has a well-balanced tone that's suitable for fi...
|Eastman MD315 Mandolin|
Back in stock!Outstanding value from Eastman! High end quality in an entry level price mandolin! The MD315 has a full woody tone and the playability of a professional instrument!
Fully, hand carved, mandolin with spruce top ...
|Furch Blue GC-CM|
Furch's new rebranded model line! The Blue line features an open-pore finish, which is particularly thin and really lets the wood speak, voiced top, and all solid wood. This is a Grand Concert size in American Red Cedar and Afri...
|Furch D22TSR SGI Collection|
We had this traded back in on a Martin, so it's back up for sale! Now with a K&K Pure Mini with a volume control and a new pickguard.
This Furch D22TSR sounds amazing! The torrefied sitka spruce top combines excellently...
|Furch D24TSR SGI|
Looks like this is the last SGI spec Torrefied Sitka/Rosewood Dreadnought that we will get, now that Furch has moved their North American headquarters to Nashville.
This is the 3rd Furch Dreadnought that has passed through our shop with ...
This Furch D31SM sounds amazing. Extremely responsive, with the warm tone of mahogany.
We were so impressed with the consistently excellent tone and superior build quality of the Furch and Stonebridge guitars that passed through the sho...
This G20CM-C is a Grand Auditorium size guitar from Furch's Millenium line. It's got the bare-bones level of appointments, but the sound is anything but bare-bones. The Cedar top and Mahogany back and sides give it a rich, warm ...
|Gold Star GF-100JD|
These JD Crowe model Gold Star banjos may be the most banjo for the money I have seen in a long time. Beautiful warm tone from the mahogany neck and resonator, and plenty of volume to cut through. This banjo is an exact copy of the banjo JD Cr...
|Grainger Stringbender Tele|
One of a handful of electric guitars that Jim built in the 1990's. This one features a birdseye maple neck, Swamp ash body, Seymour Duncan pickups, and a Parsons/White B-Bender. It just went through the shop for some setup work an...
|Huss & Dalton Crossroads after review|
SOLDHuss & Dalton certainly got it right with the Crossroads model! All the warm & woody tone of the vintage L-00 in a modern, great playing and very light weight modern guitar!
The first Crossroads we received, a prototype,...
|Huss & Dalton OM Custom|
Huss & Dalton's standard OM appointments, built with the "flat-top" construction method for extra power and projection, with a "Sinker" Redwood top, and Cocobolo back and sides. This guitar is bold and loud in volume with excellent sustain. The...
|Huss & Dalton TD-M Custom|
Powerful and loud! This Huss & Dalton has volume in spades! Thermo-cured Sitka spruce top, with beautiful figured mahogany back and sides. (I tried to get some decent photos, but dark wood under a high-gloss finish is difficult: I should h...
|Nashville Guitar Company Mahogany|
Nashville Guitar Co #04136, From 2005. This lively guitar has Mahogany back and sides, and a split-wood top. The perfectly quartersawn Sitka on the bass side has beautiful silking, and the Adirondack on the Treble side has nice ...
Huss and Dalton Guitars are hand-crafted in Staunton Virginia. With unsurpassed workmanship and attention to detail, these guitars combine the power and tone of the best of the pre-WWII "Holy Grail" instruments with the feel and playability of a modern guitar. We try to keep at least one of each model in stock at all times, however, Huss & Dalton's production is only eight to ten guitars a month, so a particular model may be sold out for some time before we can get another one. All models have an ebony fingerboard and bridge and mother-of-pearl inlays.
J.W. Gallagher & Son is a guitar company based in Wartrace Tennessee. Doc Watson and Steve Kaufman are just two of the well-known artists that love their Gallagher guitars. Gallagher has been making guitars since 1965. We also try to keep several models of Gallagher guitars in stock at all times.