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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   <<<<-----

                               Regular  HOURS:
                     Monday - Thursday  10am - 6:30pm EST
                             Friday  10am - 4pm
                               CLOSED SATURDAYS
                     High Holy Days Schedule is this:
        CLOSED >> 
                    WEDNESDAY October 5th
                    Monday & Tuesday October 10th & 11th
                    Monday & Tuesday October17th & 18th

            ***** JUST UPDATED, Friday, September 30th, 2022 *******

 *JERRY GARCIA Rosebud Copy by Michas Guitars,
      3 pickups, Skeleton Lady,  exc, hsc....$5500 

 *GIBSON J-50, 1963, rough looking top with lots of
    wear in the pickguard (missing) area, and a few repaired cracks,
    newer tuners, replaced adjustable mechanism in adjustable bridge,
    plays and sounds real good, gc, hsc...$2000

    *MAD PROFESSOR Big Tweedy Drive, NEW...$169

    *MAD PROFESSOR Loud'N Proud, NEW...$249

    *MAD PROFESSOR Super Black, NEW...$249

    *MAD PROFESSOR Little Tweedy Drive, NEW...$279

    *MAD PROFESSOR Deep Blue Delay, New, ..$199

           ***** JUST UPDATED, Thursday, September 29th, 2022 *******
 *FENDER Buck Owens Telecaster, 1998, Limited Edition,
       Red, Blue & Silver Sparkle finish, these were only made in Japan,
       Gold hardware, Rosewood board, standard Tele pickups, exc+, ohsc...$3900

 *MARTIN 000-18, NEW, 2022...$2799

 *SANTA CRUZ H-13, 2003, 14 3/4" at the lower bout, 4 1/2" deep,
       1 3/4" at the bone nut, Spruce top, Mahogany back & sides,
       teardrop pickguard, bound Ebony fingerboard, 13 frets clear
       to the body, Ebony pyramid bridge, slotted peghead, K&K pickup,
        vgc+, ohsc..$4495

 *STRATTON Willamette King, used, small jumbo cutaway, 16" at
      the lower bout, 4 5/8"deep,  1 11/16" at the nut, Ebony board, 
      Spruce top, East Indian Rosewood back & sides, curly Maple binding,
      herringbone rosette, curly Maple peghead overlay,
      Schaller butterbean tuners, K&K pickup, Stephen Stratton worked
      with both Charles Fox and Saul Koll, exc, hsc....$1950 

 *BART REITER Dobaphone 5-String Banjo, 2020, open back with Dobson
      style tone ring, scooped at end of the Ebony fretboard,
      Mahogany neck, Maple pot, good tuners, 11" head, 26" scale,
      exc, hsc.....$1595 

 *GIBSON 'A' Mandolin, 1908, pumpkin top, modern style,
     has a DeArmond  mandolin pickup mounted onto the top,
     vgc, hsc....$1250

 *AMPEG Scroll Bass AMB-1, c 1967, original sunburst refinished in natural
        AMB-1ís were considered to be the best of the Ampeg models,
        the body is maple, the board is ebony, the pickup is a 
        humbucker, with a separate coil for each string which
        has a wider range than the previous modelís pickup, 
         vgc+, hsc.......$4000

 *TAYLOR 855 12-String, 1994, Jumbo 12 w/ Rosewood 
        back & sides, Spruce top, monster 12, exc, ohsc...$2395

 *TAYLOR 410, Dreadnought with Spruce top, Mahogany
      back & sides, satin finish, exc, hsc....$1000

    *GIBSON LG-0, 1960, All Mahogany, rosewood bridge,
       ladder braced, vgc, ossc

    *GIBSON LG-1, 1962, Sunburst, ladder braced, in the 
        shop for a couple of crack repairs in the top

 *GIBSON L-4CES, 2020, Wine Red, single cutaway,
     solid carved Spruce top, curly Maple back and sides,
      Gold hardware, 2 humbucking pickups, Mahogany neck with Rosewood
      board, exc-, hsc.......$4450

 *GIBSON ES-135, 1993, Cherry Red, 2 P-100 pickups 
        with black plastic covers,
       some water damage to the finish at the peghead 
       and binding and near the control knobs, vgc, hsc...$1595

 *GIFFIN Style T, 2009, TV Yellow, Gibson P-90 pickup,
       double cutaway, Honduran Mohogany body,
      Mahogany/Maple neck, East Indian Rosewood fingerboard,
      TonePros bridge, certificate, exc, ohsc..$2250

         ***** JUST UPDATED, Tuesday, September 20th, 2022 *******
 *GOODALL RS, 2003, Standard large size flat top, with 
       Sitka Spruce top (tho it appears to be Cedar), curly
       Koa bindings, Rosewood back and sides, Ebony board with
       Abalone diamond inlays, Abalone rosette, deep and
        resonant!, exc, ohsc.....$3900
 *GIBSON Les Paul Custom, 1955, Black Beauty, finish looks 
      very original but probably an old Gibson refinish with
      perhaps a hidden stress fracture at the peghead,
      stop tailpiece positioned a bit lower than usual, 
      it did have a Bigsby at one point, that said it has
      the original P-90s, original late '55 pots, and original
      hardware, replaced nut, probable refret with small
      but taller frets, a great guitar with original case, vgc+..$25,000 

 *GIBSON Les Paul Custom, 1972, Tobacco sunburst, Patent No.
       Humbuckers, gold hardware with 'Gibson' embossed pickup covers,
        3 piece neck and body, stunning dark sunburst, original fretless
        wonder, all original in excellent+ condition, 50 years old and looking fine!
 *HERITAGE H-550V, 1993, Left Handed, 17" Cutaway Archtop,
      Antique natural, similar to an ES-350, curly Maple back and sides,
       curly Maple 1 piece neck, bound Rosewood board with pearl
        block inlays, Bigsby tailpiece, Gold hardware, 25.4" scale,
        2 3/4" deep, 1 21/32" at the bone nut, Rosewood peghead overlay
        with "The Heritage" inlaid in pearl, coil splitting switches, 
        signed by most of the shop! exc, ohsc....$2950

 *COLLINGS OM-1, used, Torrified Spruce top, Mahogany 
     back & sides, Ebony board, 1 3/4" at the bone nut, 25.4" scale,
     Ebony belly b ridge with drop in bone saddle, exc, ohsc....$3950

 *GIBSON F-5, 1957, Sunburst, new top by Paul Newson,
     Peghead modified with slimmer profile and Fern inlay
     by Rickard, body refinished too, from the estate of Phil
      Zimmerman, this was Phil's #1 up until the time that he 
     got his Loar F-5, exc, newer hard foam case....$6250

 *NATIONAL Tricone Style 1, 2000, nickel/silver finish,
       USA, near mint, ohsc......$3750

  gbl     ***** JUST ARRIVED, Tuesday, September 13th, 2022 *******
 *FLATIRON A-5 Artist mandolin, 1993, sunburst, curly
      Maple back, sides and neck, carved Spruce top with
      É holes, exc, ohsc....$2650

 *DANELECTRO Bellzouki, c 1967, Electric 12-String,
       2 tone brownburst, 1 Lipstick tube pickup, exc,

 *FULLTONE Tube Tape Echo, White, with gigbag and accessories, exc...

    gbl       ***** JUST ARRIVED, Wednesday, September 7th, 2022 *******

 *VICTORIA Regal-Amp Combo, ca 2015, Creme, 5 watts, 1-15"
       speaker, 6v6 Power tube, exc....$1495

 *ALEMBIC Europa 4-String bass, 1991, Flamed Walnut top, 
       Mahogany core/back, Ebony board with pearloid oval inlays, 
       5-piece Neck of Maple and Purpleheart, 2 MXY pickups with
       Europa electronics, 34" scale, $11,650 current cost, 
       ohsc, exc+...$5950

 *ALEMBIC Spoiler Fretless 4 String Bass, 1986, 32" scale, Ebony
       fingerboard with no inlays, Zebrawood top, Mahogany core/back,
       3-piece Maple neck, 2 MXY pickups with Spoiler electronics,
        $10150 cost if new, exc+, ohsc...$4500 

 *McINTOSH MC 250S Solid State Power Amplifier, all
       original, vgc.......$950

 *FENDER '51 NOCASTER NOS, 2022, Faded Nocaster Blonde on 
      1-piece Ash body, thin skin Lacquer finish, narrow tall 6105 frets,
      10" Radius, Nocaster "U" neck shape, Josephina hand wound Twisted
      Tele pickups,  6.98 lbs,  "Relic Ready",Closet Classic hardware, 
      mint, papers, ohsc.......$3750

 *GIBSON Barney Kessel Standard, 1968, Cherry Sunburst,
      sharp double cutaways on a 2 7/8"" deep body, 25 1/4" scale,
      1 5/8" at the nut, full round neck, original frets are
       in very good shape, 2 original "Patent Number" stickered
       humbuckers, newer hsc, vgc+......$5900

 *GIBSON ES-125TDC, 1965, faded Cherry Sunburst,
       single cutaway hollow slimline electric guitar,
       2 original P-90s w/ black plastic  covers, 1 11/16" 
       at the nut, 24 1/2" scale, repro tuners, original
       medium/large frets in good shape, has a new bridge, 
       exc, newer hsc......$3900 

 *GIBSON ES-335, 2022, Black dot neck,
       exc+, ohsc....$2595

 *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..... .$3495

           ****** UPDATED, Thursday, August 29th, 2022 *******
 *FENDER Telecaster Custom, 1973, natural finish over Ash body,
      Maple neck, Fender humbucking Wide Range pickup at the neck,
      single coil lead Tele pickup at the bridge, exc+, hsc.....$4250

 *GIBSON ES-335 Dot, 1981, Blonde, Zebra Gibson Tim Shaw 
      humbuckers, all original except replaced tunomatic, it looks
       near new, ohsc.............$3950

 *FENDER Dual Showman Head, 1968, aluminum valence, 
       works and sounds great, now has a great mod with an 
        overdrive channel and Dennis Kager sticker, vgc......$1095

 *FENDER 2x12 Black tolex Cabinet,'60s, empty, vgc+......$275 
  *HEADSTRONG Custom "Santa Cruz" Amp, Brown tolex, 1-15" Eminence
      "Legend" 150 watt speaker, with Reverb, exc...$1995

 *GIBSON A-4 Mandolin, c 1922, reddish burst, no pickguard, 
      body and finish are in real nice shape, no seam problems,
     has adjustable truss rod, good arch under the bridge, ohsc...$2695

 *WHITE Amp, 1960, by Fender, 1-10" Weber speaker,
      6V6 power tube, 12AX7 pre-amp, and a rectifier tube, 
       exc, cover..$4700

 *FENDER Deluxe 112+, clean and dirty channels, spring reverb...$250

    *LINE 6 M13 Stompbox Modeler Pedal, vgc...$179

 *FENDER Custom Shop '66 Strat, 2007, Teal Green NOS Relic, 
      large peghead, Maple neck, probably the best sounding Strat in the store,
      certificate, near mint, ohsc...$2795

  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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