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1923 Gibson F-5 Lloyd Loar, Maple/Spruce
Amazing. This is among the rarest, and finest, Gibson mandolins we’ve had the pleasure of hosting: a 1923 F-5 Lloyd Loar. All original, right down to the virzi inside, and still in great playing shape today, 100 years later. That in itself is amazing–this beauty is still going strong! This ’23 Loar comes to us with serial number 72857, carved body of Maple body with Spruce top, light sunburst finish, smooth tuner operation and weighs in just over two pounds.
The Loar era has forever changed the definition of the American mandolin, and here we have a pristine example of his early magic that’s inspired so many generations of builders and players.
Check out this link through Mandolin Central to learn more about the provenance of this piece of Gibson history: http://www.mandolincentral.com/lloyd-loar-mandolin-zeibarth
Other keywords: loyd, f5, f 5, verzi, drew matulich, f-style$113,300 Add to cart
Scale Length 13.937 in Nut Width 1.063 in String Spacing 1.531 in Woods Spruce - Adirondack (Red), MapleAdd to Compare
1930 Bacon & Day Style A Super Banjo Maple/
Banjo players are in for a real treat here: we’ve got a 1930 Bacon & Day Model A 5-string banjo in excellent condition just waiting to be played. Owned by David Holt, this banjo comes with a resonator back and has an incredibly clear and expressive voice. Outfitted with a new bridge, this banjo has a smooth setup and gorgeous MOP inlay across the Ebony headplate and Ebony fretboard. The Maple neck has a low profile that is easy on the hands.SOLD Read more
Scale Length 26.25 in Nut Width 1.25 in String Spacing 1.69 in Woods Acacia, MapleAdd to Compare
1912 Dyer Type 2 Style 5 Mahogany/Spruce
This Dyer (Larson Brothers) style 5 Harp guitar is a testament to their legend. In the early twentieth century the Larsons were at the forefront of harp guitar construction. Till this day their instruments are still sending ripples through the guitar world. At over a century old the Spruce top, and Mahogony back and sides are just raring to sing. As a standard six string it has an extraordinarily warm, well balanced voice. Throw in the sub bass though, and you have something truly special. Those five extra bass strings lend a full sonorous sound, and it’s magical. The playability of this guitar is superb. The V shaped neck and low action make it a joy play.SOLD Read more
Scale Length 25.5 in Nut Width 1.69 in String Spacing 2.25 in Woods Spruce, MahoganyAdd to Compare
1962 Gibson RB-250 Mastertone Mahogany/Fiber Head
This Gibson is formal enough you could wear it around your neck for a banquet–or at least the bowtie inlays across the fretboard. It’s the real deal, all-original and playing like a professional: a 1962 Gibson RB-250 Mastertone. Other than the addition of a few railroad spikes, this Banjo remains untouched, and only bears light evidence of play wear on its head and frets. In case you were wondering, yes–this Gibson is fearsomely loud! But the setup feels so lovely it’s easy to miss the fact that you’re playing with the volume at 11.
We really can’t say enough good things about this Mastertone, except to marvel at its condition and soak up all the vigorous, juicy tone of this RB-250.SOLD Read more
Scale Length 26.25 in Nut Width 1.19 in String Spacing 1.69 in Woods xx, MahoganyAdd to Compare
1959 Gibson A-50 Maple/Spruce
Here we have a very clean 1959 Gibson A-50 Mandolin. It’s all original with little wear. The voice is all vintage Gibson Mandolin, strong chop and clear and articulate single note lines. It’s in perfect playing condition as well. Here’s your chance at an extraordinarily clean 50’s Gibson A-50 Mandolin.SOLD Read more
Scale Length 13.88 in Nut Width 1.19 in String Spacing 1.5 in Woods Spruce, MapleAdd to Compare
1910 Gibson F-2 Maple/Spruce
Here we have a very sweet Gibson F-2 Mandolin from 1910. FON #1191, and featuring Inlaid Handel Tuners as well as the original Tooled Leather Case with the ‘drop out’ bottom design. This one appears to be all original and plays beautifully. There is a label inside reading ‘Sole British Agent: A. de Vekey indicating this one has spent it’s life on the other side of the pond until coming back home to America now. Collectors and players alike will love this, nearly 100 year old, mandolin.SOLD Read more
Scale Length 13.75 in Nut Width 1.25 in String Spacing 1.5 in Woods Spruce, MapleAdd to Compare
1928 Martin 5K Soprano Uke All Koa
This is the extremely rare Martin 5-K Uke from 1928. This is the holy grail of vintage prewar Martin Ukuleles. Figured Koa top, back and sides with Abalone trim on top and back, a gorgeous Pearl Flower Pot inlay adoring the headstock and fancy inlays on the bound fingerboard. The original case for this Soprano 5K Martin Uke is in excellent condition, as is the entire instrument. Truly a museum quality piece that has been preserved for over 80 years.SOLD Read more
Scale Length 13.375 in Nut Width 1.63 in String Spacing 1.63 in Woods Koa, KoaAdd to Compare
Stewart Banjeaurine /RadioKing Calfskin
Stumble into the world of banjos, and you just don’t know what you’ll find. The S.S. Stewart Banjeaurine we have in the store today is just such a find: a nylon, five-string banjo tuned up to Open C. These instruments were immensely popular in the Banjo Orchestras between the 1888 and 1910s, where they were relied on for the majority of the solos in those ensembles. This particular style of banjo was invented by S.S. Stewart himself, and later replicated by many of the major names in the banjo industry of the early Twentieth Century in America. In 1894, you could have purchased this little gem for $50!This S.S. Stewart Banjeaurine has a sweet, warm voice, new head (installed by banjo builder and master carver R.M. Anderson), and a smooth setup–with enough projection to work well by itself or if you’re looking to start the next Banjo Orchestra Revival of the 21st Century!SOLD Read more
Scale Length 19.375 in Nut Width 1.13 in String Spacing 1.69 in Woods AcaciaAdd to Compare
1900s Weissenborn Style 1, All-Koa
The holy grail of old school square necks! We’re in love with this Weissenborn Style 1 from the early 1900s, decked out in gorgeous Koa from tuner to tail and singing loud and oh so clear with its voice of the ages. The voice is characterized by a sweetness and warmth in the mids that spills out into the bottom and top ends for an enveloping, mellow flavor. It’s just a joy to hear. Our repair folks have gone over this one and given it a clean bill of health, too, so it’s ready to keep on making music!
Other keywords: lap steel, lapsteel, dobro, hawaiiian slack key, weisenborn, 1900’s, vintageSOLD Read more
Scale Length 24.875 in Nut Width 1.875 in String Spacing 2.375 in Woods Koa, Koa