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  QUARANTINE  Update. 3/2/22
          Folks, we are OPEN to the PUBLIC, allowing
             2-3 people in at a time.  We have 3 Air Purifiers going.  
                 --->>>  MASKS ARE NOW OPTIONAL 
 *JODI HEAD Straps, 2 1/2" patterned.......$39, Custom Leather....$129

                               Regular  HOURS:
                      Monday - Thursday  10am - 6:30pm EST
                               Friday  10am - 3pm
                               CLOSED SATURDAYS 

                 Just In ****** Thursday, May 19th, 2022 ******* 

 *WEBBER 000 Flat top, by David Webber, Canada, Spruce top,
       Rosewood back & sides, 1 7/8" at the bone nut,  14 1/2" 
       at the lower bout, slotted peghead, Ebony board with
       small rectangular abalone inlays, abalone rosette, 
       Highlander under saddle pickup with external power
       supply pedal, gold plated tuners w/ Ebony buttons,
       exc+, hsc.......$2950 

 *TAYLOR 712, 1994, 1 7/8" at the nut, concert size with
      Cedar top and Rosewood back & sides, one piece non-
      finger jointed neck, exc, ohsc

     *TAYLOR 710, 1997 

 *LES PAUL Special, 1956, TV yellow finish, single cutaway,
        2 P-90s, once had Schaller tuners, now has repro
        Klusons and the original Klusons are in the case,
       has lacquer checkin, vgc+, newer hsc....$15,900

 *GIBSON ES-330, C 2014, '59 Historic, Sunburst, 2 P-90s,
       exc, no COA, ohsc.....$3500
     *FARFISA VIP 400, Double keyboard,looks good but doesn't work, 
       local pickup only, as is....$125 

 *GRETSCH Anniversary G6118T LTV, 2008, Aged Smoke 2-tone Green 
      Lacquer finish, Single Cutaway, 24.6" scale, Trestle Bracing
      16" Wide, 2.5" Deep 2 TV Jones Classic Pickups, 1-11/16", 
      Ebony board w/12" Radius, Bigsby B6 Vibrato Tailpiece, 
      Nickel-plated V98N Sta-Tite Tuners, "Thumbnail" fret board
      inlays, Bound Fingerboard & Peghead, Chrome 125th Anniversary
      Plate on back of peghead, ohsc, near mint........$2500

           Just In ****** Wednesday, May 18th, 2022 ******* 

 *FENDER Jazz Bass, 1966, sunburst, Rosewood board with
       pearl block inlays, 9.31 lbs, all original with covers, ohsc....$7500 

  *VEGA Whyte Laydie #2 5-string banjo, 1930, 11"head x27" scale,
        engraved star on pegehad, Whyte Laydie scalloped tone ring,
        original skin head, exc....$2750

  *BACON Professional 3, 5-string banjo, c. 1925, Groton Ct.
       11"X27", fat pot w/ internal resonator, new Rickard tuners, 

  *RICKENBACKER A-22 Frying Pan Lap steel guitar,
      ca 1935, grey, horseshoe pickup, volume knob,  exc, 
      wooden hard shell case...$3000

    *LYON &HEALY Professional 5-String Banjo, ca 1920, Ebony board,
       26" x 10 1/2", vgc+, hsc...$895

    *PRS Soapbar, SE Series, single cutaway, 2 Soapbar P-90
        style pickups, mahogany finish, finish chipped on 
        edge of top otherwise great shape, PRS gigbag....$400

   *HOFNER Beatle Bass, c 1968, sunburst, bar magnet pickups,
        all original, vgc+, ohsc...$2250

            Just In ****** Tuesday, May 10th, 2022 ******* 
 *GIBSON SUPER V, 1978, Sunburst, it's an L-5 CES 
      with a carved Spruce top, carved Maple back, and 2 humbuckers, 
      but with the upgrade of a Super 400 fingerboard, Super 400 
      peghead inlays, and a 6-Finger tailpiece, 1 21/32" at the nut,
      25 1/2" scale, gold hardware, small repaired crack at the 
      tone knob, exc, ohsc...$6500

 *PRE-WAR Guitar Co. Herringbone Dreadnought, NEW, Shade top finish,
      Torrefied Adirondack Spruce top, Granadillo back and sides,
      Honduran Mahogany neck w/two way truss rod, Ebony Fretboard 
      and bridge, 1 3/4" at the nut, 2 5/16 Bridge spacing,
      Ivoroid un-slotted Bridge pins, Bone nut and saddle,
      slightly distressed finish, Hardshell Case...$6495 

 *GUILD F-312, 1965, small jumbo 12 string with Spruce top
       and Brazilian Rosewood back & sides, small crack between the 
        pickguard and the binding, had a couple of small transparent
         tap plates on the bass side of the soundhole and fretboard 
         extension,  vgc, hsc......$3250

 *GIBSON ES-335, 1964, Cherry, old Bigsby tailpiece has replaced 
      the original Vibrato tailpiece evidence is a couple of extra small
      screw holes under the Bigsby, original "Custom Made" plaque with
      the original stud receptacles underneath, once had Klusons now 
      has old Grovers, original frets, original Pat # humbuckers, 
      1 10/16" at the nut, truly great playing and sounding, vgc+, ohsc...$22,500

 *WANDRE Spazial, c 1963, reddish/grey, one of the most
     beautiful  Wandre electric guitars ever made, sleek, smoked finish,
     concave top, convex back, aluminum neck extends to the back of 
     the peghead in a square shape, raised logo, 2 pickups, some 
     lacquer checking,  exc-, hsc....$6450

    *FENDER '52 Re-issue Telecaster, 2006, butterscotch finish
       on grained Ash body, Maple neck, black guard, 6.65 lbs,
      light fret wear, exc, tweed case..... 

 *JODI HEAD Straps, 2 1/2" patterned.......$39, Custom Leather....$129

 *MARTIN D-28, 2022, NEW, with New specs introduced in 2018,
       open gear butterbean tuners, Sitka spruce top with aging toner,
       Forward shifted X bracing, Indian rosewood back & sides, white 
       bindings are now antiqued, faux tortoise pickguard,  looks cooler
       with the tinted top and vintage styling,  ohsc.... $2999
         ( the marks in the pictures are glare ) 
     *MARTIN GPC-11E, NEW, solid Sitka spruce gloss top and solid 
      Sapele back & sides, 14 fret Grand Performance cutaway,
      Mother of Pearl rosette,  Fishman MX-T electronics with
      volume and tone controls and sound hole tuner, gigbag..$999  

              Just In ****** Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022 *******   
 *GIBSON Johnny Smith, 1966, sunburst, single floating pickup, 
        1 11/16" at the nut, 17" across, carved Spruce top,
       curly Maple back & sides, checking, exc, ohsc....$9950

 *GIBSON J-200, 1966, Sunburst, 2 repaired top cracks south of 
     the bridge, moustache bridge has had the tunomatic removed
      and converted to a solid bone saddle, 1 9/16" at the nut,
      has a 'bridge helper" installed inside, original gold
      Grovers, good frets, fine playing, vgc, ohsc...$4950 

 *HARMONY (Alden) H 45 Stratotone, '60s,
      tuxedo black  semi-hollow electric, black, 1 pickup,
      vgc+, chipboard case...$550

 *GIBSON Les Paul Custom Plus, 1994, Cherry Sunburst,
       erratically flamed top, 9.8 lbs, gold hardware, Ebony board, 
       exc+, ohsc.....$3500

 *FENDER Vintera Road Worn '50s Tele, Lake Placid
       Blue, Maple neck, white guard, 7.39 lbs, exc....$795

 *TOSCA Electric, c 1959-60, Firebronze, single cutaway,
      22" scale, "Tosca" logo on peghead, humbucker
      sized gold covered pickup at neck, exc, ossc...$950

    *LUNA Cutaway small jumbo, NEW, Model Gyp E Qua, Teal
      with figured top, pickup controls on side, $249

 *URBAN, On Tour Player, cutaway flat top, sunburst,
     faux pearl trim, Keith Urban Ltd Edition, w/ pickup, exc.....$295

    *GUILD M-120, recent, China, all Mahogany concert 
      size flat top, near mint, gigbag....$429
  gbl          Just In ****** Monday, April 25th, 2022 ******* 
 *PRS S2 Studio, recent, made in USA with some import hardware
      Black, 3 pickups- a Vela humbucker with two Type-D single 
      coils, pull-switch that splits the bridge pickup, tremolo,
      exc, gigbag.....$1095

 *FENDER Super Sonic Amp, c 2013, Black panel with 2 channels,
       1x12" combo, with Reverb, clean and distortion, exc....$795
 *GIBSON Les Paul Studio, 2016, Tobacco Sunburst, Duncan
      Zebra pickups, exc+, ohsc.....$995

 *REVEREND Roundhouse, c 2020, arched Maple flame top,
       2 humbuckers, pearloid block inlays, glued in neck,
       near mint, ohsc.....$750

 *TONE KING Imperial 20th Anniversary, 2013, 
     Black & Creme, very similar to the original 20 watt Combo 
     with the trapezoidal grill, has an attenuator in the back, with 
     Reverb and Tremolo, near mint.......$2250 

                        OPEN Sundays,   Noon - 5pm

  gbl        UPDATED  ****** Tuesday, April 19th, 2022 ******* 

 *WHITFILL TeleGib, 2018, aged Butterscotch finish,
    a blackguard style Telecaster with 2 humbuckers,  1-piece
     Ash body, Maple C neck, with sawed off Tele bridge, brass 
     saddles, 7.8 lbs, exc, ohsc...$2600, reduced....$2295

 *FENDER Stratocaster, 1968, sunburst, Rosewood board,
    7.52 lbs, small switch route under the pick guard, pickups look
    original,  a couple of extra screw holes at the back spring
    cover, frets look original, extra string tree, vgc, ohsc..$9500

 *FENDER Deluxe Amp, 1955, FE3, Tweed, narrow panel, new output 
        transformer, tweed is funky but looks good, original
         Jensen Alnico 5 12"speaker, sounds great...$4900

 *GUILD F-30NT, 1971, 000-size Guild with 25.5": scale, 4 1/2" deep
      body, only the tuners have been changed- to Grovers,
      no repairs, super clean with fine action, exc, hsc..$1950

 *EPIPHONE Sheraton, Blonde, double cutaway, semi-hollow with
      solid center block, Rosewood board with Pearl block inlays
      with center abalone triangles, gold hardware, Duncan
      lead pickup, belonged to Willy DeVille of Mink DeVille, exc..$995 

 *MARTIN CEO-7, 2015, sunburst, Spruce top, Mahogany 
      back & sides, 14 3/4' across lower bout, 24.9" scale,  1 3/4"
      at the nut,  Ebony board, Ebony rectangular bridge, K&K internal
      pickup,  open back '30s style tuners with aged plastic buttons,
      exc, ohsc...$2100

 *GOLDTONE GT-750 6-String Banjo, NEW, This banjo guitar features a 
      unique premium twenty-hole bell brass tone ring, chosen for its 
      chime-y sound and long sustain. This ring also provides greater
      volume and a more tightly focused tone. The GT-750 has a fully-bound
      curly maple resonator and a hard rock maple neck with a bound
      rosewood fingerboard. The included Gold Tone SMP Sliding Magnetic
      Pickup includes a convenient volume control and pumps exciting
      banjo tone through your amp or PA system, w/hsc..$999

      gb         UPDATED  ****** Monday, April 18th, 2022 ******* 

 *FENDER Jazz Bass, 1965, Sunburst body perfectly refinished by 
       J. Black, exceptionally good repro pickguard, Rosewood
        board with dot inlays, ohsc....$7495

  *HOFNER Beatle Bass, c 1968, sunburst, bar magnet pickups,
        all original,  vgc+, ohsc...$2250
   *ALLESANDRO Working Dog, used Combo, Black, 2xEL34 power tubes,
       50%-100% final power dial, 1x12" Celestion G-12 NEO 60 watt speaker,
       with Reverb, 1 channel, exc.....$950
  *COLLINGS Eastside CL Deluxe, 2011, Oxblood, semi-thin cutaway
       archtop, Lollar Charlie Christian neck pickup, Broken
       Glass fingerboard and Peghead inlay, Tuner buttons,
       pickguard, bridge & tailpiece are all genuine Ebony,..$4950

  *MARTIN 000-28M Eric Clapton, Ltd Edition of 461, 2009,
       Sunburst, Style 45 rosette with center ring of pearl
       herringbone, wooden herringbone top purfling,  Carpathian
       Spruce top, beautiful Madagascar Rosewood back & sides,
       perfect action, exc, Geib case......$5500 
   *AKG C414B Microphone, used, gold and black, exc...$695

    *RODE K2 Microphone, used, exc.....$275

 *D'ANGELICO New Yorker, 1962, light Sunburst, cutaway,
      beautiful guitar in beautiful condition, "Ed Pet Model" 
     engraved under "New Yorker" in the peghead pearl, Gold DeArmond 
     rhythm chief floating pickup, 1 11/16" at the nut,
     24.9" scale, 18" wide, gorgeous flamed maple back and sides,
     fine grained European spruce top hand carved of course, the
     light sunburst suggests that Jimmie D'Aquisto finished the 
     guitar, with full New Yorker trim- split block
     pearl inlays in the board, mother of pearl deco truss rod
     cover, Finial at the apex of the peghead, Gold Grover
     Imperial tuners, triple bound  holes, multi bound top,
     back AND sides, I was told by the original owner that he thought
     that he had had Jimmie D'Aquisto remake the pickguard in the '70s,  
     near mint condition, original case with cover.....$69,000

 *MONTELEONE Eclipse, 1994, sunburst, 17"cutaway 
     with Oval soundhole, X-braced top, 1 11/16" at the nut,
     Ebony board with 25.4" scale, Deco flower pot inlaid in
     the peghead,  Ebony pickguard with 5 ply binding, Ebony 
     tailpiece fitted with brass endblock, 1 piece curly Maple
     neck, gold Schaller "M" tuners, exquisite in looks
     only outdone by it's sound, a rare opportunity to
     have a master grade guitar built by the world's 
     best guitar builder, near mint, ohsc.....$95,000

 *GIBSON Jumbo 55, 1940, Sunburst Spruce top, Mahogany
       back & sides, Moustache bridge with cutouts at the ends,
       straight bone saddle, Stairstep peghead, original eccentrically
       shaped tortoise pickguard, probably had a neck re-set,
       refretted, fine action, sounds great, vgc, original
       red-lined  hard shell case........$24,750
   *TRex Replicator D'Luxe, NEW TAPE ECHO
       The Replicator DLuxe is a sum up from all the knowledge,
       we have built up over the years, making Tape delays.
       It is a 2 head machine. The drive mechanism has been updated 
       with a noiseless belt drive. A tape lock/release mechanism
       is added, to make the pinch wheel and tape last longer and
       electronics has been tuned to perfection.
     HANDCRAFTED IN DENMARK Multiple Playback-heads for true analog 
      tape echoes.  One Record head and two playback heads. Short Head
      for slap back delay. Long head for longer modern delays, or 
      combine both heads for a semi Delay-Room experience
         *Delay time Short head =108  520mS. 
         *Delay time long head = 215  1000 mS
         *Tap tempo for Long Head and half the time for the short head
         *True Bypass switching with a gold plated relay
         *New motor suspension with belt drive, for reduced noise operation
         *New Tape deck lock-mechanics to protect pinch roller and 
              tape for longer life span
         *All analog signal path from input to output
       -->Power supply with exchangeable blades 90-240 Volt,
            and an extra tape cartridge included.......$649
   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
                          Link for email weekly updates: SEE BELOW 
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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."
ed by StandWithUs


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