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      are inside that little guitar  to the 
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            ****  Updated - Thursday September 21st, 2023 ****

 *MARTIN D-12-35, 1966, German Spruce top with a few repaired cracks, 
       beautiful Brazilian Rosewood back & sides, excellent playing 

 *MARTIN D-12-20, 1964, 12-string with Spruce top, Mahogany back
       & sides, tortoise bindings, plays and sounds great, hsc....$2400

 *MARTIN 0-16NY, 1963, Spruce top, Mahogany back & sides, 
      12 fret neck with slotted peghead, 

    *GIBSON B-25N, 1968, Spruce top, Mahogany back & sides, 
      rare White pickguard

 *KAY S-9 Standup Bass, '50s, Blonde, Kays top-of-the-line Bass,
      perfect action, neck has no repairs and neck joint is untouched, 
      pickup attached to bridge, with stand and bow and case, vgc+..$4950

    *GIBSON Melody Maker Bass,  ca 1967, Pelham blue, SG double cut body, 
      1 large metal covered pickup with pole pieces in the middle, 
      dot neck, Rosewood board, invisible peghead repair, hsc....$1500 

    *LUDWIG 4 piece set, ca 1967, Blue Sparkle

            ****  Updated - FRIDAY September 15th, 2023 ****

 *NATIONAL DUOLIAN, 1931, Grey Frosted Duco, 12 fret, slotted 
        peghead, flat F-holes, new National ebony fingerboard,
         low action, vgc,  hsc....on hold

 *MARTIN 2-17, 1927, all Mahogany 'parlor' guitar, original
       bar frets, ebony nut, Rosewood board, new Maple bridge plate
       by Carlo Greco, replaced bridge, vgc, hsc..$2900

 *DIVIDED by 13 EDT 13/29 Combo Amplifier, 2008, Creme/Orange,
       1-12" Celestion speaker, with Reverb, exc+, Tuki Cover....$1795

 *MARTIN D-35, 1968, Employee made, does not differ from the standard
     1968 D-35 at all  except for the "45" peghead overlay with  the vertical
     CF Martin pearl inlay- only found on '69-'69 D-45s which go for $50,000 or more, 
     beautiful Brazilian Rosewood back & sides,
     Tortoise  pickguard, typical large rosewood bridge plate, exc+, with
     green lined '68 case too....$7900

 < *MARTIN 000-28, 1966, Spruce top, Brazilian Rosewood back & sides,
        Tortoise gurad, small Maple bridge plate, several top crack repairs,
        new neck by Martin ca 1994 with  bound fingerboard and peghead,
         vgc, newer Martin case.....$7500

4Tricon.jpg>*NATIONAL Style 4 Tricone, 1929, Square neck, Chrysanthemum engravings
      Pearl National logo, some scuffing on back otherwise exc, ohsc...$7500

 *RICKENBACKER 360, 1968, a dark Fireglo finish, crushed pearl fingerboard
       triangle inlays, 2 ToasterTop pickups, "R" tailpiece, beautiful
       condition with straight neck and good frets, all original,
       silver case, exc+...... 

 *FENDER Mustang, 1966, Daphne Blue, new pots and switches 
      otherwise all original, vgc+, ohsc....$3250

 *FENDER Custom Shop Limited Thinline Loaded Nocaster, 2018,
       Dirty Blonde Relic, Thinline Ash body with  hole, '51 Nocaster 
       Relic pickups, 7.25"-9.5" compound radius, Maple neck,
       6.16 lbs, papers, tweed case, exc...$3250
 *EPIPHONE SG Custom, used, White with 3 humbuckers, gold hardware,
       exc+, gigbag.........$550

 *FENDER Princeton Reverb, 1966, Black Panel in beautiful condition,
        has a '69 Shumacher output transformer otherwise all original
         with 10" Jensen......$3500

 *MARSHALL OFFSET JTM-45 Limited Edition Head,
       made in 2000, #98 of 300 made,  originals were made in 
      1962, the re-issue is hand wired on a hand built tagboard and 
      the chassis is aluminum, 2 x KT66 power tubes, 45 watts, 
      black tolex with basket weave grill, original box & papers, 
      near mint....$2750

 *EPIPHONE Zenith, ca 1950, Sunburst finish has been artfully oversprayed,
        non-cutaway, carved Spruce top 16 1/4" across, Maple back & sides,
       custom pickguard with a floating Epi NYer humbucker attached, 
       Gotoh butterbean open backed tuners, Rosewood board with 1 11/16" nut,
       pearl Epiphone logo in script, vgc, hsc........$1650

 *GIBSON Style A-Jr Mandolin, 1924, Snakehead, Sheraton brown,
       had a bit of Gibson-itis at some of the seams where the sides 
       meet the back and tho not perfect the glue jobs were effective,
       non-adjustable truss rod, fine action and very good sounding,
       vgc, hard case....$995

  gbl        ****  Updated - Wednesday September 6th, 2023 ****

 *TRAVIS BEAN TB1000 Standard, 1976, #327, natural solid Koa wood body
         refinished, 1 piece Aluminum neck with rosewood board with dots,
         2 Hi gain humbuckers,  metal guard, chrome Schallers
         w/ gold plated  buttons, vgc+, w/ manual & original 
         road case, vgc+.....$7500

 *PRS McCarty, 2007, Korina Blackburst, 5.86 lbs, Bird inlays, gold hardware,
       McCarty humbuckers, wide fat neck, previous owner said
       it had a Brazilian board which could be true but is
       not listed on the hang tag, exc, ohsc...$2500

 *SCGC Tony Rice Custom, 2008, Dreadnought w/ large soundhole, 
        Adirondack Spruce top, herringbone purfling and rosette, Indian Rosewood
        back & sides, bound Ebony board with 1 23/32" nut width, 
        SCGC inlaid at 12th fret, Ebony peghead overlay,  Ebony bridge, 
        exc, papers, ohsc....$5500

 *MARTIN 000-28EC, 2010 Clapton model, repaired center seam,
        some finish marred on top and the side, Herringbone trim, Fishman
       soundhole pickup, vgc, ohsc ...$2195
 *MARTIN  20-S Mandolin, 1950, 2 point body with carved 
       Spruce top, flamed carved Maple back and sides, these sometimes 
       are more looks than performance but this one is the best sounding 
       one we've ever had,  the "S" in Martin nomenclature is often for 
       "Special", probably because it's so good! but in truth this
       was part of a batch of 6 special order Style 20s and this one went to
       National Music Shop, Inc. in Montclair, NJ (about 1/2 hour from here)
       in July of 1950, ordered for Carlo De Filippis the mandolinist/teacher
       who is often pictured with a Martin Style 20, exc+, ohsc......$2500

 *GIBSON F-4, 1913,  Carved Spruce top with Black finish, 
       naturally curly Maple back and sides, 
       double flowerpot peghead inlay, Handel inlaid Tuners, 
       exquisite condition and sounds great too, exc, ohsc....$6500 
 *EASTMAN Mandolin, MD-505, NEW,  BLACK TOP A-style with 
       Maple Neck Ebony Fingerboard with 12" radius, Bone nut
       solid Spruce top w/ -Holes, solid Maple back & sides,
       Ebony fingerboard, adjustable ebony bridge, Ivoroid binding
       Gloss Black Finish, hard case.....$1149 list....$919 

 *GIBSON Firebird III, 1964, beautifully refinished in an aged White by 
       Protocaster, some new parts like repro pickups and tuners  but 
      the originals are included, has a very small crack at the peghead that's 
       invisible, short tremolo, hsc, vgc+..$6500
               ****  Updated - MONDAY  September 4th, 2023 ****
 *GIBSON B-12-45, 1965, faded Cherry Sunburst, trapeze tailpiece,
       1 15/16" at the nut, Adj brige with ebony insert, all original 
       otherwise, no cracks or repairs, vgc+, hsc...$1950

 *ESP Rocker, '80s, blonde, Strat style body, Maple neck,
        1 humbucker, tremolo, vgc, gigbag 

 *OLD KRAFTSMAN Vanguard by Kay, ca 1960, sunburst, solid body
       with 2 pickups and asymetrical peghead, smooth and great
       sounding guitar, exc, gigbag ......$495

 *LARRIVEE Baritone BT-03, NEW, Slope shoulder Dreadnought with
       12 fret to the body neck, Spruce top, Mahogany
       back & sides, Maple binding, ebony board, herringbone
       rosette, 27" scale, strings for high to low are B-G-D-A-E-B,
       deep and rich, ohsc....$2191 ($2849 list price)   

               ****  Updated - Friday  September 1st, 2023 ****

 *TAYLOR Baby Taylor, all Mahogany, some playing
       wear, vgc, ohsc....$250

 *WECHTER Scheerhorn Square Necked Dobro, used, Sunburst, designed by
        Tim Scheerhorn and manufactured in China, sent back here where
         the Scheerhorn cone is installed, curly Maple body, exc, hsc...........$695

 *GIBSON Les Paul '58 Re-issue, 2016, lemon burst, nice top,
       9.07 lbs, slightly chunky neck, exc, ohsc..$4500

 *CARVIN LB-70 Fretless Bass, c. 1995, made in USA, Koa Body,
       Maple neck-thru neck with Ebony board and white
       fret markers, 2 Carvin Jazz Bass style pickups, 
       active circuit, Sperzel Tuners, near mint, ohsc....$950

 *MODULUS GRAPHITE M-92 5 String Bass, '90s, Candy Apple Red,
       Carbon Graphite neck with Ebony board, Gold hardware,
       1 EMG pickup, pearloid guard, 8.77 lbs, exc+, ohsc...$2250

!PICT:HAmBlue.jpg>*HAMER Cruise Bass, '90s, USA, Blue, 2Tech bridge, Rosewood board,
         2 Jazz Bass style pickups, pearloid guard, exc, ohsc...$995
 *MARTIN D-18 1939 Authentic, 2021, near mint, ohsc......$4500

 *GOODSELL Champton Combo Amp, 2016, Hand-wired..$695 

 *RAINSONG CH-PA1100 Parlor guitar, used, cutaway, 
      carbon fiber body and neck, exc, gigbag.....$1450 

   gbl        ****  Updated - Tuesday  August 29th, 2023 ****

 *GIBSON Les Paul Junior 1962, Cherry, SG body, 1 P-90, all original, 
         some minor dings and a light checking, 5.77 lbs, exc, ohsc..$6500

 *GIBSON Flying V, 1982, Korina '58 re-issue, the first 
      real good re-issue of the '58 V with most all of the right specs,
       #D112 inked on serial number, ohsc,  near mint...$9500

 *GIBSON Lonnie Mack Flying V, cherry, beautiful re-issue 
     of Lonnie's altered V with crotch mounted Bigsby, all original, 
      exc+, ohsc.......
 *GIBSON ES-330, 1966, tobacco sunburst, 2 metal covered P-90 pickups,
        no pick guard, all else original, vgc++, ohsc........$5900 
 *LARRIVEE D-03, ca 2014, dreadnought with Spruce top, Mahogany
        back and sides, Larrivee pickup with side controls,
         exc, ohsc.....$1200

 *GIBSON GA-40 Les Paul Amp, ca 1953, 2-tone Brown, '63 Jensen 
       12" speaker, changed output transformer, vgc...$1995 

 *AMPEG B-12-XT Portaflex, ca 1966,Flip-top, Blue square tolex,
        2 original 12"Jensen speakers, 2 channels with 
        Echo & Vibrato, w/foot switch, vgc++..$1195

 *GIBSON B-25, 1966, sunburst, new fixed saddle
        bridge, vgc, hsc..$1450

    *GIBSON J-15, 2014, Spruce top, Walnut back and sides,
      MAple neck, Rosewood board, pickup, exc, ohsc...$1350

 *FENDER Musicmaster Bass, 1981, Black, Rosewood board, 1 pickup, 
      short scale, vgc+.........$1295

 *Ernie Ball MUSIC MAN Classic Sabre Bass, Tony Levin
       limited color flip flop metallic Sledge, Premier Dealer Network,
       2013, 2 humbuckers, active, Birds eye Maple neck with Rosewood board,
       certificate signed by Tony, near mint, ohsc...$2450 

 gbl          ****  Just In - Thursday  August 17th, 2023 ****

 *MARTIN D-21 Special, 2017, Spruce top, Rosewood B&S, forward shifted 
       scalloped bracing, 1 3/4" nut, exc, ohsc......$2400

 *RICKENBACKER 325 V63, 2010, Jetglo with gold plastic, 
     3 Toaster top pickups, TV knobs with Bigsby, 
      21" scale, exc, silver case.....$2900

  gbl          ****  Just In - Thursday  August 10th, 2023 ****

 *JAMES TRUSSART Steelcaster Deluxe, Tele thinline style with
          B-16 Bigsby, Rosewood board, screened on back,
          exc, ohsc.....$3750

 *FENDER Thinline Telecaster, 1997, Crafted in Japan, Mahogany,
       Maple neck with Maple cap, pearloid guard, near mint, ohsc..$1295

 *FENDER Bonnie Raitt Strat, 1995, blue burst, pearloid 
       pickguard, Maple neck, rosewood board, Solid alder body, special 
       Narrow "C" Shape Neck, exc+, ohsc....$1795

 *FENDER Custom Shop Nashville Telecaster, 1995, Purple Sparkle,
       3 pickups, Rosewood board, exc, ohsc.....$2950

 *GIBSON Melody Maker, 1964, Sunburst, Double cutaway, 2
       original single coil pickups, snakehead, wrap tailpiece 
       all original, exc, ossc.......$2250

 *GIBSON Chet Atkins SST, 1997, thin body electric, 
        Natural Spruce top w/ ebony bridge, Ebony board with
        stars inlaid, Mahogany body and neck, Volume, treble &
        bass slider wheels on the shoulder, invisible
        peghead repair, vgc+, ohsc.....$1750

 *GIBSON J-185, 1996, sunburst, beautiful curly Maple
       back & sides, exc, ohsc....$3250

 *GIBSON Tal Farlow, 1997, Sunburst, beautiful curly Maple
       back & sides, 2 humbuckers, exc+, ohsc....

 *RICKENBACKER 660, 2010, MapleGlo, 2 Toaster top pickups, 
       checkered binding, 24 3/4" scale, exc+, ohsc...$2250

 *Greig Hutton's Guide to MARTIN Guitars 1833-1969, 
      426 pages of insider info,  New...$70
  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....$140
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                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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