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  QUARANTINE  Update. 6/2/22
          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 - 4pm
                               CLOSED SATURDAYS

              ****** UPDATED, Wednesday, August 10th, 2022 *******       

    *Gibson '64 ES-345 VOS, 2015, Cherry red with gold hardware, Stopbar tailpiece,
         mono, Vari-tone,vg+,hsc.....$4495

    *MARTIN 0018G, 1951, made for Gut or Nylon strings,
      some scratches but fine guitar, Spruce top, Mahogany 
      back & sides, Brazilian Rosewood fretboard, bridge, 
      and peghead overlay, no cracks, repairs or touchups,
      vgc+, hsc.........$2450

 RAINSONG V-OM1000NSX, NEW, Focused, clear-sounding OM body style,
      12-fret construction, SFT top fuses spruce and carbon-fiber
      Full carbon fiber construction, Venetian cutaway
      NS neck profile, Dot inlays, 24.9" scale length
      LR Baggs Stagepro Anthem pickup system with side mounted 
      controls, 1 11/16" at the nut, 24.9" scale, ohsc....$3599

 *RICKENABACKER 4080, 1979, Black, Doubleneck Bass/6, 
     2 necks is better than none, both the bass neck and the 6-string 
     guitar neck are in great shape with perfect action, has the pickup
     cover as well,  exc, ohsc.....$9500 

 *RICKENBACKER Lap Steel, B8, 1947-48, Bakelite 8 string Lap Steel
      guitar, horseshoe pickup, yellowish cover plates, a few mysterious 
      extra holes, added switch that darkens the tone control, vgc, ossc...$1250
              ****** UPDATED, Monday, August 1st, 2022 *******

 *MARSHALL JTM45, 1966, 100 Watt head, all original,
        exc++, w/ cover....$25K

 *FENDER Stratocaster American Deluxe Strat, c 2009, Sienna
        sb, Fender Noiseless N3 pickups, S-1 switching, Rose-
       wood board, Fender locking tuners, exc, ohsc.....$1195

 *FENDER Jazz Bass, 2005, '62 American Re-issue, Black, Rosewood
       board, stacked pots, lots of wear, gigbag....$1950 

    *YAMAHA SA2000S, Sunburst, 335 style with solid spruce top

 *FENDER Eric Clapton Stratocaster, 2001, Blackie, Maple neck,
        Noiseless pickups, exc, hsc....$1450

    *FENDER Stratocaster, made in Mexico, burgundy, Maple neck,
       Noiseless pickups, vgc, gigbag...$750

    *GRETSCH Dobro, recent, sunburst, square neck, exc+...$350

    *EPIPHONE Joe Pass Emperor, 16" cutaway Archtop, Korea, Blonde,
       2 humbuckers, gold hardware, curly Maple back
       and sides, Vine peghead, Rosewood board w/ block inlays,
       exc, chipboard case....$550

            >>> ****** UPDATED, Sunday, July 31st, 2022 *******

    *SILVERTONE 1457, '70s, Red burst, 2 lipstick tube pickups, exc..$695

 *FENDER Champ, 1962, Tweed,  narrow panel, 8" speaker, all original....$3495

    *"RAVEN" made in Japan, slim hollowbody, 2 pickups, trem, vgc..$350

    *OSCAR SCHMIDT OE30, by Washburn, 335 style, sunburst, bolt on neck..$250

    *BUGERA Combo Amp, Vintage V-5 Ifinium, 8" speaker, tubes...$195

    *ACOUSTIC B-30 Combo Bass amp, solid state...$100

 *DR Z Maz 38 Senior Head, Red, 4 x EL84 power tubes, with Reverb
      and matching 2x10 red speaker cab, exc+.......$1950


     >>> ****** JUST UPDATED, @10:46am Thursday, July 28th, 2022 *******

 *GIBSON Nick Lucas, c 1928, Spruce top has an old good quality
      refinish as does the Mahogany sides, original finish on
      the Mahogany back which is 13 1/2" wide, 4 1/2" deep, 
      24 1/2" scale, 1 3/4" at nut, new tuners and firestripe 
      pickguard, "The Gibson" script logo, fancy fingerboard 
      inlays, vgc, original hsc....$6500 

 *GIBSON J-45, 1963, vivid Cherry Sunburst, all original but has 
       fixed saddle Ebony repro bridge (original in case),
       vgc++, hsc.....HOLD
 *MARTIN HD-28, 1998, some dings and dents, recent neck-set,
        vgc+, ohsc....$2450

 *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......$5900

 *COLLINGS I-35, recent, cherry, solid carved flamed Maple 
        2-piece top, solid Honduran Mahogany back and sides,
         Thro-Back humbuckers, 15" across, exc-, ohsc...$5500 

 *GRETSCH Power Jet 6131T TVPO, made in Japan, recent,
        Red, Bigsby tailpiece, TV Jones pickups, Sperzel Tuners,
        Titanium bridge top (original in case), minor fret
        wear, a few scratches, overall excellent used condition,

 *GREG ADAMS Grego-Caster, recent, Strat style with rosewood
      board, Ash body, sunburst finish, hsc...$1795

 *HEADSTRONG Lil King, used, Black tolex, some dents and bruises,
      Fender Eminence 12" speaker, Reverb & Tremolo....$1095

 *NATIONAL Triolian, 1930, Walnut sunburst, 12 frets to the body,
      slotted peghead, flat cut  holes, bound fretboard, finish worn,
      straight neck with good action, newer hsc....$4000

 *SOVEREIGN Parlor guitar, '20s, all Mahogany with
          multi-colored marquetry, refinished, repaired top crack,
      plays real good, 24.5" scale, 1 3/4" at the nut, vgc, hsc..hold
    *GOLDTONE BZ-500 Bouzouki, flat back, NEW,  1 11/16" at the nut,
       26 1/4" scale, Solid Spruce top, Mahogany back & sides,
        hard case....$899  
 *VEGA Little Wonder Melody Banjo, 1912, has a tone ring,
     10 3/4" head, 14" scale, 4 strings, tuned like a Mandolin,
     cool instrument, new tuners, ohsc....$495

    *BLUERIDGE BR-40TCE, Tenor Guitar with soft cutaway, pickup, 
        solid Spruce top with scalloped bracing, exc, list 
        for $1195, exc, gigbag.........$550

    *EPIPHONE Electar Lap Steel, recent, Black, 1 pickup, exc+....$295

 gbl           Updated ******Monday, July 25th, 2022 *******

 *GUILD Duane Eddy Standard DE-400, 1967, laminated Blonde
      Spruce top, curly Maple back and sides, 2 DeArmond humbuckers
      Guild Vibrato tailpiece, 'Chesterfield' peghead inlay,
      Mahogany neck with Brazilian Rose-wood fingerboard with 
      pearloid block markers, Grover tuners, 17" wide body,
      1 21/32" at the nut, comes with '60s Gretsch Country
      Gentleman case, vgc...... getting neck re-set

 *MARTIN D-12-18, 1973, dreadnought bodied 12-String with the neck
      joining the body at the 14th fret, Spruce top,
      Mahogany back & sides, original Rosewood bridge has been
      replaced with an Ebony bridge,  while there were about 9500
      D-12-20s made thru 1973 (the 12 fret bodied 12-strings)
      there were only 273 14 fretters made,
      vgc+, powerful sounding and plays great, hsc..$2500

 *MARTIN D-35V Brazilian, 1984, 1 of 50, signed by both
    CF Martin III and IV, this old growth Rosewood is from the old days- not 
     typical 'modern" Martin Brazilian but the real deal
     with a classic brick red color and modest grain, like
     many pre-69 Martins, non-adjustable truss rod as per the originals,
     1 11/16" at the nut, some checking on the top, great action
     and superb sound, exc-, ohsc....$7900

 *FENDER PJ Mustang Bass, recent Sonic Blue, exc, gb...$595

 *HOLOUBEK  A-5 style Mandolin, 1999, sunburst, snake head,
   a beautiful looking mandolin that sounds and plays even better,
     vgc+, ohsc..$1500

 *DOBRO, '80s Squareneck, sunburst, 2 screen holes, 3 little holes
       between them- south of the fingerboard, esx, hsc..$1195

 *FENDER Blues Junior, Tweed, exc....$495 

 *FISHMAN Loudbox ProLBX700, Acoustic Amp, brown, exc....$450

 *BLACKSTAR, HT Club 40, Combo, 40 watts, 1x12" speaker,
       Reverb, Overdrive, exc.....$495

              Updated ******Thursday, July 21st, 2022 *******

 *GIL YARON Les Paul, 2013, faded burst, aged finish, 
       8.56 lbs, recent Gibson "PAF" humbuckers, exc, brown case...$12,900

 *GOULD 5-String Bass, by Geoff Gould of Modulus 
       Graphite, baby blue, graphite neck, 2 pickups,
       a few finish dings, fine straight neck,
       active pickups, exc, hsc......$1600 

 *OVATION 1538 Elite 12-String, 1984, made in USA,
      a wood topped Adamas 12 string, wooden Epaulettes,
      Volume and Tone controls on the side, nice flat top,
      no cracks or repairs fine action, natural top,
      deep bowl, exc, ohsc..$1195

 *OVATION Standard Elite 6778LX, USA, used, cherry sunburst,
       cutaway, pickup, exc, ohsc....$995

    *WAMPLER Tape Echo pedal, vgc....$129
    *BOSS RV-5 Digital Reverb, vgc...$89

           Updated ******Tuesday, July 19th, 2022 *******
 *STRATOCASTER, 2006, John English Masterbuilt "1960 Strat", 
      from the Custom Shop, lightly reliced sunburst finish  
      Oval C neck, BRAZILIAN Rosewood board,7.96 lbs, Fat '50s 
      pickups, white case, exc....$7900

 *FENDER Danny Gatton Custom Shop Telecaster, 1991,    
       #46 of the first run of 50, Honey blonde, based on Danny's 
      '53 Telecaster,  original hand wound  Joe Barden double blade
       Tele size humbuckers,  cubic zirconium side dot markers, 
       black guard, notched out bridge side, excellent used condition, 
       tweed case...$5500
 *FENDER Telecaster Deluxe, 2007, sunburst, bound top,
       comfort carved back, Rosewood board with Abalone dots, 
       Noiseless single-coil pickups with master volume control 
       (w/ S-1 switch) and master Tone control, mint green guard,
      exc, ohsc...$1295

 * FENDER Strat, '90s, Black, seems like a US 
     made export model with Asian pots, stamped made in USA 
     at the neck heel, Maple neck, exc, ohsc.....$695

 *GIBSON Les Paul 30th Anniversary Gold top, 1982, 9.5 lbs,
       3 piece neck, one piece body, Tim Shaw humbuckers,
        9.5 lbs, looks like a '57 Goldtop re-issue but has "30th
       Anniversary" in the next to last trapezoid at the 19th fret,
       ABR-1 bridge, double ring Klusons, exc, ohsc...$5500

 *GIBSON Les Paul'59 Re-issue, 2013, faded cherry sunburst,
      2 humbuckers, stop tailpiece and Tunomatic bridge, 8.9 lbs,
       nice flamed Maple top, exc, ohsc...........$5250

 *GIBSON ES-345, 2011, 3-tone sunburst, 6-position Varitone,
       Mono and Stereo input jacks on side, 2 humbuckers, stop tailpiece
       and Tunomatic bridge, pearloid trapezoid fretboard inlays exc, ohsc....HOLD

 *GIBSON Songwriter Deluxe EC Custom, 2012, cutaway flat top,
       Custom Shop, Abalone trimmed top and soundhole, Rosewood
       back and sides, fine grained Spruce top with curly 
       Maple binding on top, back and neck, '30s Script peghead logo
       in pearl and a pearl wreath in the peghead also, banjo 
       styled pearl inlays in the Ebony fingerboard, Fishman
       Ellipse Aura pickup system with controls hidden at 
       sound hole, exc, ohsc, papers......$3950 

 *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
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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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