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  QUARANTINE  Update. 5/9/21
          Folks, we are now OPEN to the PUBLIC, allowing
             2-3 people in at a time.  We have 3 Air Purifiers going.  We're also
          happy to bring any instrument outside for you to try out.
            Also we still have curbside pickup and drop-offs for repairs if you like 
                          MASKS ARE REQUIRED  
           We continue to provide videos, pictures and descriptions of guitars and 
                  we are still shipping guitars on approval 
            We are open for online, mail-order and phone customers.


                               Regular  HOURS:
                      Monday - Thursday  10am - 6:30pm EST
                               Friday  10am - 4pm
                               CLOSED SATURDAYS  
                         OPEN Sundays,   Noon - 5pm 

    *EASTMAN DM-1, Selmer Django style Jazz flat top, Sitka Spruce top, 
       Rosewood Laminated back & sides, Ebony fretboard with Flat Radius,
      Maple Neck, 1 3/4" at the bone nut, 26.4" scale, Dual Action truss rod
      flat finish, D'Adarrio EJ83M .011-.047 w/ Gig Bag......$1110 

    *GIBSON SG Special, 1963, Polaris White, 2 P-90s, nice wide fat neck, 
      original wraparound tailpiece but at one time had a Bigsby 
      leaving 2 screw holes in the top, has some lacquer checking,
      nice appropriate pro re-fret, vgc+, ohsc.....$6950

 *GIBSON Firebird III, 1964, sunburst, all original with
      2 mini-humbuckers, Gibson Vibrola, ohsc, exc....$12,500

              Just In ****** Thursday June 10th, 2021 *******

 *MARTIN D-12-35, 1973, Spruce topped 12-string with 3-piece
       Indian Rosewood back and sides, 
       possible fine overspray by Martin when they replaced
       the black pick guard, exc, original blue Martin hsc..$2250

 *MARTIN DM,2002, all solid wood Dreadnought, solid Spruce top,
        laminated Mahogany back & sides, exc, hsc...$500

 *LYON & HEALY Style A Mandolin, ca 1918, violin scroll peghead,
       2 symetrical points on the body, 13 3/4" long scale, Spruce top,
         curly Maple back & sides, ebony board 

 *BERLY S Type, recent, Austin Tx,  aged yellow finish
      with Rosewood slab board, tremolo,  fairly fat curly maple neck,
      7.9 lbs, nice aging with good checking, gigbag...$1195

             Just In ****** Friday May 28th, 2021 *******

 *ALEMBIC Scorpion Bass, used, natural blistered Maple
      top and back over a solid Mahogany body, Ebony board with pearl 
      inlays, 2 Alembic pickups, Brass bridge, nut and tailpiece,
       5 piece Maple/Mahogany Neck-thru Body neck, LED "on" light,
       gold Schaller tuners, dual truss rods, 24 frets, 
       32 1/4" scale, exc....$10,000 
 *NATIONAL Triolian, ca 2010, single resonator 
     guitar with wood body,  holes,  brown/yellow sunburst finish,
     near mint, ohsc....$2295

 *GIBSON Les Paul Standard '50s, 2019, vintage sunburst,
         9.2 lbs, exc, brown case....$on hold

 *MARTIN HD-35, 2011, a D-35 with scalloped bracing and
       herringbone trim, 1 11/16" at the nut, exc+, ohsc...$2495

 *MARTIN OM-28E Retro, 2015, vintage features
    Sitka Spruce top, Rosewood back & sides, 1 3/4" at the bone nut,
    2 3/16" string spacing at bridge, Fishman F1 Aura Plus pickup,
    Modified Low Oval Profile neck, exc, ohsc...$2495

 *MARTIN 00-18 Custom Shop, 2015, Alpine Spruce top,
      Mahogany back & sides with Madagascar rosewood binding, 1 3/4" 
     at the nut, 2 5/16" bridge spacing, Madagascar peghead overlay,
      exc, ohsc.....$3000

   gbl          Just In ****** Thursday May 27th, 2021 *******

 *GIBSON J-185 CE, 2001, Blonde cutaway, 16" small Jumbo body,
      Spruce top with abalone rosette, Curly Maple back and sides, 
      graphic control panel on side for pickup, pearl parallelogram
      fret markers in Ebony fingerboard, Gold Grovers, exc, ohsc..sold 

 *GIBSON ES-390 TDC, Memphis, 2015, Cherry Red, slim hollow
       body like an ES-330 but only 14" across like a 339,
      pearloid block inlays in a Rosewood fretboard, 2 original
      P-90s are in the case replaced with TV Jones Filtertron
      pickups (no wood alteration), one wear chip on the lower
      back edge, otherwise excellent w/ ohsc....sold

 *ASHBORN, 1863, curly Maple back & sides, 11 1/2"
      at the lower bout, 3 3/4" deep, 24" scale, fine grained 
      Spruce top, Brazilian Rosewood board, proprietary tuners,
      curly Maple V neck with ice-cream cone heel, J. Ashborn
     stamped on block, vgc+....$3950    

    *TAYLOR Academy 12, recent,  Deep Grand Concert
      Solid Sitka Spruce top, Laminated Sapele back & sides 
      Scale length 24-7/8", 1-11/16" at the nut, Satin Varnish 
      Genuine African Ebony Fingerboard, comfort carved arm rest,
      15" across, near mint, gigbag......$350

 *Taylor GS Mini-e Koa, recent,  All Koa Body Construction with
      solid Koa top, Sapele Neck with 20-Fret Ebony board,
      23.5" Scale, 1 11/16" at the Nubone nut, Tusq Saddle
      Taylor ES-B Electronics with built in Tuner,
      GS Mini Hard Bag, mint...$595

 *PRS Wood Library Custom 24 Semi-hollow, 2016, 
      light olive curly Maple 10 top, Korina body & neck, 
      abalone birds, tremolo, 58/15LT pickups, mint, 
      figured tolex case........$3695

   GBL             Just In ****** Monday May 24th, 2021 *******

 *GIBSON Johnny Smith, 1968, sunburst, now has 
      2 humbuckers added with 2 knobs and a toggle down below and a master
       tone in the upper bout, the original X brace has been modified 
      but the top's arch is full and strong, replaced pickguard,
       1 3/4" at the nut, original frets, nice curly Maple back & 
      sides, straight neck, low action, vgc, Guild arched hsc....$6500
 *PRS Strat, Silver finsih, Maple neck, 
       near mint, gigbag...$1895

 *FENDER Custom Shop '51 Tele Heavy Relic, 2016, 
     Black Pickguard, 7.07 lbs, fat Nocaster "U" neck, Heavy Relic 
     lacquer finish, hand wound Nocaster pickups with three-way 
     switching, modern wiring center pocket tweed case w/ cert
     and accessories.........$2750

 *SUPRO 1600 Supreme Combo, 1x 10" speaker, 
     has a pair of parallel gain stages feeding into a single tone knob,
      a dual input preamp with 3x JJ 12AX7tubes, 2 x 6V6 power tubes, 
      10" custom-built Supro BD10 speaker,  25W Class A Cathode-Bias
      power amp, near mint..$750

 *SUPRO Black Magik Combo, 1 x12" speaker, 
    All-tube Supro Circuit, 25 Watts Class A, 4x 12AX7 pre-amp tubes,
    2x 6973 Power Tube,  2 Channels with Parallel
     Link and shared tone control, Tremolo,
     "high-gain blues machine hearkens back to the dimensions, cosmetics 
     and circuitry of the Supro amps from 1959, just like the one loaned 
     by Jimmy Page to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum. In tribute 
     to this legendary and extensively modified Supro combo, weve used 
     the cabinet dimensions from a 59 Supro 210 and replaced the 
      baffle with a 112 and armed this 25-watt combo, with a custom,
      British voiced speaker that was specially developed for the 
      Black Magick amp", near mint...$895 

                Just In ****** Thursday May 20th, 2021 *******

 *MARTIN C-1 Concert Ukulele, '50s, Mahogany body, 3 tight
        cracks on back repaired, vgc++....$1250  

 *MARTIN 000-15SM, 2017, All Mahogany body, 12 fret neck with 
       slotted peghead, exc, ohsc....$1095

 *GIBSON L-1 Archtop, 1916, pumpkin top, repaired top crack,
      all original, Trapeze tailpiece w/ tortoise bar,  1-piece maple &
      ebony bridge, nice arch, fine action, vgc, ssc.....on hold

 *GIBSON F-2, 1907, Black, 3 point body, plays, looks
      and sounds real good, sounds almost like a banjo, 
      pickguard inlaid into top, Handel tuners, vgc, ohsc...$5750

 *GIBSON ES-330,1967, Cherry Red, 2 chrome covered P-90s, 
       stamped "2", trapeze tailpiece with plastic saddle
       tunomatic bridge, exc, hsc.....$4500

 *GIBSON ES-330 Re-issue, 2013, sunburst, 2 black plastic
       covered P-90 pickups, nickel hardware with trapeze
      tailpiece and tunomatic bridge, chunky neck, exc, ohsc..$2750 

 *GRETSCH 6192, 1962, sunburst, slim 1 7/8" thick Country Club
       with 2 Filtertron pickups, added Bigsby (but also with original
       tailpiece) Gold Imperial Grover tuners, mute, half-moon 
       fretboard inlays, the binding is in perfect condition, new 
       heel cap to be added- all else original, exc, ohsc.....$4500 

 *VEGA C-26, ca. 1940, 16" Archtop, non-cutaway, 
       slanted Vega logo, neck is bent- it plays OK in the first position,
       real cool body! vgc, ssc.....$450   


   gbl)             Just In ****** Thursday May 13th, 2021 *******

  *FENDER Stratocaster, 1961, dark Sunburst, slab rosewood board, volume   
      pot replaced, others dated 45th week of '60, all else 
      original, back has buckle and bottom edge wear, 7.6 lbs,
      original frets are  a bit worn, green guard is in very good 
      condition with 1 crack at the neck pickup screw,
      original 3-way switch, vgc, brown case...  sold

 *MARSHALL Super Bass 100 Amplifier, 1969, 
        Plexi panels...$4950 

 *McCARTY Pickguard, '50s, with integrated single coil pickup,
         for a Gibson archtop guitar, with bracket clamp, vgc+......$695

 *EPIPHONE Les Paul Standard Pro, 2019, cherry sunburst,
         near mint..$550

               Just In ****** Monday May 10th, 2021 *******
 *RICKENBACKER 4001, 1972, Fireglo, Checkered binding,
      crushed glass inlays, changed tuners, old case, vgc+....$5500

 *FENDER Tweed Twin, 1958 High Powered Twin, 
      original tweed with 2- 12" Celestion G12 Vintage 30s, 
      4x Jan-Philips 6L6 power tubes, original output transformer,
      new lower back panel.....$19,500  reduced..$17,500  

 *MATCHLESS DC-30, 1994 early production marked H/C 30L,
        Burgundy tolex, 2 Matchless Special Design Celestions,
        4-EL 84 power tubes, 30 very conservatively rated watts,
        two channels, true Class A configuration spawning rich
        complex harmonics, high and low 30/15 power settings, 
        11 ply birch cabinet on coasters,  all original, vgc....$4950

 *MARSHALL JMP 2-10" 18 watt Combo, ca 1969, metal panel,
       original speakers, vgc++, w soft Fender cover...$5500
 *HOFNER Club Bass, early '60s,  sunburst,
      single cutaway, perfect neck set and refret by Flip Scipio who
     works on Paul's, some lacquer checking otherwise exc, ohsc..$4495

 *HOFNER HCT-500/1 Contemporary Violin Bass, 
     Union Jack graphic, Beatle Bass re-issue....$795

   gbl         Just In ****** Wednesday May 5th, 2021 *******

 *JENS RITTER Bass, 2014, White, 2 pickups, Maple fretboard,
         gold hardware, owned by Jerry Barnes, mint, ohsc....$5900

 *AtelierZ Guitar Works, The Village-Telecaster style, 
       made in Tokyo, Natural Ash body, Maple neck, mint, gigbag...$1495

 *AtelierZ Guitar Works, The Village-Telecaster style, 
       made in Tokyo, Cherry stained Ash body, Maple neck w/ Rosewood
       fretboard, mint, gigbag...$1495

             Just In ****** Sunday May 2nd, 2021 *******
 *NATIONAL Aragon, 1938, sunburst, perhaps the rarest, biggest, and 
     loudest of all the National Resonator guitars, the Aragon
     has a 17" arched top wood body, probably produced by Kay, and a 
     'parabolic' wooden cover plate, a relative rarity as John Dopyera
     has said that 1/2 of them broke in production, 7-ply body
     binding, pearl and abalone neck inlays, Spruce top, Maple back 
     & sides, Rosewood fretboard, all original with the slightly
     deteriorating pickguard in the original hard tweed case,
     excellent condition.........$12,950

 *MARVEL Archtop, '50s, 15 1/2" wide non-cutaway archtop,
        reddish sunburst, herringbone trim, vgc, ssc...$495

    *DANELECTRO Longhorn Bass, NEW, copperburst, 2 lipstick
       tube pickups, 2 stacked pots.....$569

 *CLARK Tyger Amp, 1999, Mr. Clark's 3x10 Tweed, 2x5881
     power tubes, impeccably built to the highest specs, near mint 
     with Tuki Cover..$1750 

 *MESA BOOGIE Mark 5 Thirty-Five, recent, Black, 1x12 Combo with
      12" Black Shadow speaker, 2 channels, Reverb, 5-Band Graphic eQ,
      35/25/10 power switch, effects loop, near mint...$1350

  *D'ANGELICO New Yorker Special 1000, 1958, 
      Sunburst, this cutaway D'Angelico is a Special order, as were 
      most of these guitars, 17" arch top with the appointments
       of a New Yorker model,  typically an 18" wide guitar,
      thus a little more comfortable for most players, this one is 
      in excellent original condition with no repairs, cracks, touch-ups 
      or modifications other than a cutout in the pickguard 
      to accommodate the floating DeArmond FHC pickup, it has Gold Grover
      Imperial tuners, an aluminum deco truss rod cover, the filial 
      at the tip of the peghead and 7 inlaid cut pearl diamonds in 
      ascending order on the back of the peghead,  comes
      with a '50s brown Lifton case, exc,.....$45,000 
 *OBERHEIM OB-8, ca '84, the classic Analog synth in
        beautiful condition, The Oberheim OB-8 is a subtractive analog synthesizer launched by Oberheim in early 1983 and discontinued in 1985. As the third product in the OB-series of polyphonic compact synthesizers, the OB-8 was the successor to the OB-Xa. The number of production was about 3,000 units. 

The OB-8 features eight-voice polyphony, two-part multi-timbrality, a 61-note processor-controlled piano keyboard, sophisticated programmable LFO and envelope modulation, two-pole and four-pole filters, arpeggiator, external cassette storage, MIDI capability and 120 memory patches, 24 bi-timbral patches, and used the Z80 CPU. The musician's interface also consists of two pages of front panel programmable controls, left panel performance controls and a set of foot pedals and switches.

Artists who have used the OB-8 include Alice Coltrane, in her ashram music, Boys Noize, Ou Est Le Swimming Pool, Prince, Spinetta Jade, Queen, Van Halen, Depeche Mode, The War on Drugs, Styx, Kool & The Gang, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Clarence Jey, The Police, Siekiera, Silent Running, The KLF, Future Sound of London, Barnes & Barnes and Nik Kershaw.  
   excellent condition with lightweight hard case....$7450 

 *EPIPHONE Electar Lap Steel, exc....$650
  BACK IN STOCK!    *Palm Trees, Senoritas... and Rocket Ships" - the illustrated History of National, Dobro, 
           Supro, Valco and OMI Guitars
                   A 423 page tour-de-force that explores the
            fascinating design world of the musical instruments produced by the Dopyera
           Brothers from 1923 to 1993.  Famous for their 'National' guitars, they went
           on to pioneer electric pickups, fiberglass construction, amplifiers etc, and
           influenced the sound of Country Music, Bluegrass, Blues and Hawaiian music
           through most of the 20th Century.
                Entirely and lavishly illustrated with over 1100 musical instruments and
            amplifiers and more than 100 artists who used them - this is THE
            DEFINITIVE COLLECTION of all the various developments, designs, colours
            and engraving patterns of everything produced by the Dopyera Brothers
            in their various companies throughout the 20th century - National, Dobro, 
            Supro, Valco, Mosrite, Regal and OMI.  It has them ALL!  It also features lap steels, amplifiers 
             and various National and Valco manufactured items for other Trade houses. 
             The book is concluded with an updated list of the serial numbers of known
             and re-discovered instruments - now in excess of 4200.  A MUST HAVE for 
            anyone interested in these guitars.  Leaves other books on the subject 
            in the dust....$149

 *Beatles Full Set of Signatures in an Autograph Book. A 5.25" x 4" autograph
                  book with an ornate cover design, inscribed with the original owners
                  name and address on the inside cover. Where it get's interesting is on
                   the very next page, where all four of the Beatles have lent their 
                   First on the left side is Ringo Starr, who signed his name in blue fountain
                    ink with his trademark star.  He's inscribed
                            "To Sue / Best wishes / from the Beatles". 
             On the opposite side Paul and John have signed in blue ballpoint, 
               while George has signed in red ballpoint ink, with "xxx" below. 
         Interestingly, these are the only signatures present in the book, but what a 
         set of autographs to have! Fine condition, with minor wear to the cover and 
         inside cover page due to age and handling. COA from Heritage Auctions plus
           another COA from "Beatles Market Place" in England.........$5500
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  In the 1/24/13  Bergen Record, nice article-  http://snipurl.com/26aujli
                              *STORE PANORAMIC VIEW- OF SORTS

     To see Lark Street Music's Wall click here

                Duke Levine w/ the Roy Sludge Trio in the store the day between 
         the Bowery and the Bell House gigs in NY last week - click here for a clip.  
         Also check out 

                                 ********* PICTURES from the EXHIBIT *************
    These are fairly large prints and are here in the store for purchase, all signed by Jonathan Singer-
       check his site www.botanicamagnifica for his story. 
  Prices were from $500-$1000. On sale, 30-40% off

     SG and Marshall

    Defying logic- 3 Explorers, courtesy J. Menza
   Two '59 Les Pauls, courtesy J. Menza

   Two Airlines

  Three Strats, courtesy Lark Street Music

   Old Golds-ES-295 & '54 Les Paul, courtesy Lark Street Music

  The '60 Cherry Les Paul, courtesy J. Menza

  Moserite Double & Selmer Zodiac,  courtesy Lark Street Music

 Bacon & Days anyday, courtesy Lark Street Music

   Firebirds, courtesy Lark Street Music

  2 Centuries of Progress!
        more to come....

    featuring Buck Malen, Johnny Rabb, Kevin Maul, unknown banjo phenom & Frances


                              Before  After ..... 
                We often get asked  "where do these guitars come from" ??? or "who buys these things" ??
                So here's an interesting picture of the quite rare White ES-345 (that we had for sale for about a year)
                with both it's original ( c. 1964), and current (April'06)  owners.

  Some have complained about bad pictures.  If this is happening to you or your PC, let me know.  We have Macs 
  and the pictures are large and clear, so we'd like to know figure out why this problem is happening
An answer from my brother Rick-
By default, Internet Explorer will shrink pictures to fit onto one screen.
That's probably what people are complaining about. Usually, if they hold the
cursor over the picture for a few seconds, a button will appear and they can
click it to restore the pic to full size. I hate the feature, so I just turn
it off and always see the photos full-size:

From the IE menu bar, click Tools | Internet Options
Click the Advanced tab
Scroll down to the Multimedia section
Remove the check from "Enable Automatic Image Resizing"
Click OK to save settings

       For you who don't know, we do all manner of guitar repair and restoration.  We do most of it here but 
      also give some work to Dom Ramos -repairing and building since working in Dan Armstrong's shop in 
      the '60s.  We've also been a Martin Warrantee Center since 1985 before Martin closed down all 5 NJ Centers 
      because of a tax dispute between NJ and Martin

           DON'T SCROLL DOWN -    Feelings below

  Political sentiments
Turn back before it's too late!

A friend wrote this. I take no credit, but it's  food for thought.
"I'm not asking anyone to take my side, or the side of Israel, but I am asking you to think critically about the news you get from CNN and the BBC and AlJazeera or whatever station you watch
If we were colonizers, we would be actively planning wars, and TAKING land, not giving it away for PEACE. ( SINAI, Lebanon, Gaza strip...all relinquished, after being won, fairly, in a war, which we did not start. And yet still given away, in the promise of PEACE, which we have not gotten in return)
If we were committing genocide, then the population of Gaza and the West Bank would not have GROWN since 1967, but rather gotten smaller..no? Arabs in Gaza and the West Bank 1967: less than 1 million. Arabs in those areas today: 5 million) 
That is not GENOCIDE! You cannot have 500% population growth in a genocide. 
The definition of genocide is: 
" The deliberate killing of a large number of people from a particular nation or ethnic group with the aim of destroying that nation or group"
Does it look like we've destroyed anyone or are aiming to? 
Point of fact, we do not engage unless engaged with. And even then, our engagements are military, warnings in advance to clear the area and no civilian engagement whenever possible. 
Which brings me to the next part: 
War Crimes. Do you see in Israel rocket launchers on residential streets, missiles hidden under hospitals and schools (yes, even UNWRA schools got in on the deal)? Do you see 5 year old martyrs with hand grenades, and children trained with automatic weapons, and calls to behead all arabs, wherever we can find them? No, you do not. 
That is what our army faces against daily. And our CIVILIAN population is faced with daily, hourly....the WAR CRIMES of HAMAS and the Palestinian Authority. 
If we wanted to flatten all of Gaza and turn it into a parking lot, we have the weapon power to do it in 3 minutes. Why in the world do you think we haven't? After 10,000's of rockets and missiles have been fired indiscriminately at our cities and schools and homes, after Israelis have been killed and maimed and attacked....the reason is because we value HUMAN LIFE. Because we are trying to save the lives of the people of Gaza and the West Bank. We introduced water and power infrastructure to their villages. Before Israel, they had none. 
Next, the claims that Gaza is an open air prison, or a death camp etc. Ask yourself, how poor Gaza, that the BBC and NYT likes to claim is cut off from the world, and has no access to supplies...can import or import the materials to make thousands of rockets and missiles and rocket launchers --but can't import food, or medicine? Ask yourself where all of the cement and supplies to build schools and hospitals went...when instead there are hundreds of miles of cement and steel reinforced underground terror tunnels built every year. 
Finally, ask yourself how the leaders and government of poor Gaza have enough money to have a Billionaires Gaza Yacht Club with multi-million dollar yachts, and facilities, luxurious 5 star hotels, shopping malls filled with Gucci and Chanel and Polo shirts -- while their people literally starve and beg for help. 
And that is the main point. Israel does not govern GAZA. Israel is not in GAZA. Israel does not control GAZA. Gaza controls GAZA. So whatever the War Crime is for shelling your own population (430 rockets fired from Gaza at Israel have actually fallen within Gaza hurting and killing their own people), for putting rockets and missiles under their homes, for stealing their food and international aid -- you should know who to blame. The same Gazan leadership the Free Palestine movement funds and supports.
And now, think again critically about this situation. Do you honestly think that "Free-ing Palestine", and turning Israel over to these same folks that currently run GAZA or Ramallah so well is the solution to anything? Will provide more food or medicine or opportunity or freedom to ANYONE? Free Palestine hangs gay men from the tops of buildings and drags their bodies through the streets. Free Palestine supports honor killings of young women who have been raped or abused or shamed. Free Palestine calls for the elimination of all Jews. Free Palestine is in reality, nothing more than a thuggish, brutal, facist military regime, dressed up like a woke, liberal western project with nice slogans and catchy protest tunes. 
Like with most things, just follow the money and see what Free Palestine is really all about before lending your voice or your funds or support. 
Again, you don't have to wave an Israeli flag from your flagpole, but if you care about justice, real justice, and peace, freedom and security, think critically about the information you receive and then ask yourself what rings true."
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