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Recently, I have sold from my inventory a Godin Radiator elecric guitar and a Crate practice amp with it. I still have another Godin Radiator. Nice instruments, those Godin Radiators. Kind of a well kept secret. I also sold the Fender Blues Jr. tube amp. Probably shouldn't have let that get away.
My latest addition to the inventory is a Gibson SG. I will have some photos up soon. It's a nice faded cherry 2007 SG that has been modified with some better pickups. It really plays and sounds great. The '63 Ramirez 1a that I bought in New York had a very minor side crack that had not been properly repaired. So I had the crack properly repaired by custom builder and most excellent repair man Dave Seuferling. I just got it back from Dave and it is just a wonderfully robust, and very playable, vintage Ramirez. The Ramirez listing is now on the site. Also, I bought a very nice Takamine EG124C while in Florida recently. I bought a nice Seagull Entourage Rustic on a trip to the Lake of the Ozarks last weekend. It will be up on the site soon. And, I have an Ibanez Artcore photographed and ready to put up.
I truly do enjoy buying guitars and in order to buy new ones, I have to sell some old inventory. So, take advantage of that and get yourself a good deal. Or give a guitar as a gift to someone you love.
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site updated 10/07/2014
Classical (Nylon-Stringed Guitars) Guitars
Ramirez 1a-1963 Brazillian Rosewood and Spruce $6750
R.E.Spain No. 196-A 1981
William King Classical #34 2005- Madagascar Rosewood and Swiss Spruce $ 2850
Jose Ramirez Model 4E $2250
Alvarez Yairi CY-118 $1195
John Gaunt Classical-1976 $1095
Pimentel Model 1 Classical-1979- $955
Yamaha CG 180 SA Indian Rosewood/Spruce $555
Gibson C-100 Classical-1971-$550
Takamine EG-124C Classical Guitar-$295
Yamaha G-180A Classical Guitar - $250
Yamaha CGS-102A Classical $125
Steel Stringed Guitars
Acoustic Steel-Stringed Instruments
Gibson L-50 1936 $2650
Gibson LG 1 1964 $1450
Martin 000-15 Auditorium- $950
Guild D-25 Black
Old Kraftsman Archtop 1946 $475
Seagull Entourage Rustic S6-$235
Yamaha FG-260 12 string-$225
Indiana Guitar Company "American" $225
Electric Steel Stringed Instruments
Paul Reed Smith Custom 24 20th Anniversary 10 Top $2750
Seuf Tele-Style Custom Guitar-$2195
PRS Santana SE-$475
Fender Classic Player Jazzmaster $400
Fender Squier Strat American Flag Special $400
Fender Squier Strat $125
Fender Acoustasonic 30 amp $275
Crate Acoustic 125D Amp
Fender Princeton Stereo Chorus DSP amp-$275
Ramirez 1a ano 1963- Early sixties 1a. This guitar is made up in Brazillian Rosewood for the back and sides and Spruce for the top. You might know that later on in the sixties Ramirez moved to lining the sides with cypress and also changed from sruce to cedar tops. This pre-cedar 1a is very light and rings out crisp and clear. I purchased this at an auction in New York in the spring of 2014. There were about ten different Ramirez instruments of varying vintages up for sale. I went to the preview and played them all. In my humble opinion, this one played the best and also sounded the best of all of the Ramirez guitars. It is nearly perfect. It had a side crack in the lower bout that had been improperly repaired. I took it to master repairman David Seuferling and he reversed the bad repair and redid it properly. The crack is still slightly visble, but has no impact on the integrity of the instrument. Everything else is right on. If you are into high end classical guitars that are perfect for playing classical music, then this might be the guitar for you. It is a beautiful example of Ramirez artistry. The guitar comes in a non-oringinal hard shell case. The case is arched rigidity and offers very good protection for this fine instrument. $6750
R.E. Spain Concert Classical-1981- Brazilian Rosewood and Cedar- This beautiful instrument from one of
England’s finest luthiers, Ray Spain, is a joy to hold and to play. The construction is top-notch, the materials are truly beautiful, and the sound is stunning, with plenty of volume, great tone and balance. I purchased this guitar in England from a man who bought it new at Ivor Mairant’s MusicCentre in London in 1981. This is truly a fine concert quality instrument. $2950
William King #34-I sold the William King #36 and immediately began suffering seller's remorse. I had really enjoyed playing #36 and I just had to have another King guitar. Luckily, I found this one, #34, and snapped it right up. And what a find. #34 is, simply put, visually and sonically stunning. The very light, tight-grained Swiss Spruce top, practically glows. The subtle nature of the medium-brown Madagascar Rosewood back and sides just draws you in. The french polish allows the woods to truly show off their exquisite properties. Fine tonewoods, looking fine. And, also, the french polished finish allows for big volume, and a wonderful sonic clarity and tonal balance. You can check out some notes on the construction and setup of this instrument on King's website, Chantus Music. I find this guitar enchanting. Buy it, and I am sure that you will too. $2850 with hardshell case.
Jose Ramirez Model 4E- This guitar is the top of the line of the "E" model range from Ramirez. This instrument, made in 2000, is in excellent condition. I purchased it in Nashville a few years ago from Cotten Music. The specs are: Solid Canadian Cedar top, solid East Indian Rosewood back and sides, finished in lacquer, ebony fretboard atop a Spanish Cedar neck, reinforced with an ebony strip, bone saddle and nut (52mm), rosewood bridge and rosewood-faced headstock, Fustero gold-plated tuners, 650mm scale, made in Spain. If you were to order a custom, luthier-made instrument, these are the kind and quality of materials that you would specify. And you would most likely pay north of $5000 for that custom instrument. Here, you get it all in an instrument made by the world's most respected classical guitar company. At a price that's not too hard to bear. Comes in a black molded case. $2250
Juan Estruch Concert Classical Guitar, Modelo 4 Cadea, Garantia F 666, ano 1976. Made in Barcelona, Spain in the shop of Juan Estruch Pipo, signed by the luthier. Solid mahogany back and sides, solid cedar top. This concert quality instrument is in very good condition. I purchased the guitar from the original owner , who bought it at the E. Ferron Luthier music store in Rouen, France. The store's logo is on the headstock and also on a medallion affixed to the original hardshell case. A pickup was added by the original owner's luthier brother. Plugged in or not, this guitar plays and sounds wonderful. With OHSC, $1350.
Alvarez Yairi Concert Classical CY-118- the Kazuo Yairi Claasical guitars are handmade from a supply of the best tonewoods available in the world. This cedar and rosewood instrument is built to the highest standards that Yairi requires. It looks beautiful and plays equally beautifully. The intonation is perfect, the action is spot on, the tone is rich and the projection is loud and clear. Just a wonderful exaple of what attention to detail and quality brings. A concert classical of the highest quality. $1195
La Mancha Lattice Prototype This particular guitar is one of a few that Jerry Roberts had manufactured in China in 2004. It has a good deal of volume due to the very light satin finish. The top is solid cedar and the back and sides are Indian Rosewood. The fingerboard is ebony. The bracing in this guitar is more modern than the traditional fan bracing used for centuries in classical guitars. The term “lattice” in the title refers to the internal bracing. The tuners are gold with amber colored buttons. Wonderfully balanced, yet lots of volume. A concert quality guitar and one of a kind. $1095.
John Gaunt Classical Guitar- 1976
I bought this instrument on a trip to England in the Spring of 2010. It is a guitar made by an individual luthier in Maidstone, England, dated 4-3-76, number 3. The top is solid cedar and the back and sides are solid rosewood. The back has a repaired crack, but otherwise the instrument is structurally sound. Plays easily and has great tone and balance. I like finding these jewels and it is so nice to know that someone has taken care of such a fine instrument for now close to thirty five years. Nice engraved tuners. This one comes in a modern Stagg case.
With case $1095
Pimentel Model 1 Classical Guitar - this guitar was handmade by Pimentel and Sons in Albuquerque, New Mexico in December, 1979. Most of their instruments are individually made to order by individual luthiers. This particuler Pimentel is made up with an Western Red Cedar solid top, American Black Walnut sides and back, a rosewood bridge and headstock facing, a Spanish Cedar neck and a rosewood fretboard. The saddle and nut are bone. The finish is a very light and unchecked nitro-cellulose lacquer. It is light and when you play the first notes you notice how crisp and responsive it is. With beautiful tone and balance it plays perfectly in tune all the way up the neck. Just a great 34 year old! Comes in a period original, and by that I mean the old thin bodied, lined in yellow fluff, hardshell case. $955
Yamaha CG-180SA The CG-180SA was Yamaha’s top-of-the-line mass produced guitar for the decade of the nineties. This is a beautiful and sonorous instrument. Solid European Spruce top, select Indian Rosewood back and sides, ebony fingerboard and Yamaha's best tuners. Currently strung with Augustine Regals. The headstock sustained some damage, was professionally repaired, and is slightly noticeable on the back of the neck up near the headstock, opposite the nut. $555 with it’s original brown hardshell case.
Gibson C-100 Classical Guitar -1971- This is a vintage Gibson Classical, a guitar for which Gibson was not really known. But they did make then m and this is a very good example. I bought this is Aspen, Colorado and the story was that a woman brought it in after her husband had passed away, and he had had it for a long time. It's in great shape. New D'Addario strings, Interestingly, the body of this guitar is about one half inch thicker than most classicals. All other dimensions seem about the same. It's just thicker. A cool old guitar. In an old hardshell case that is probably not original. $550.
Takamine EG-124C Cutaway Classical - I bought this guitar while visiting Amelia Island Florida in September 2014. It has an interesting story. A man who was a fan of fingerstyle artist Doyle Dykes bought the guitar and had Doyle Dykes autograph it in magic marker on the top lower bout. After getting Doyle's signature, he never played it and kept it stored in a case. He had other guitars, a collection of sorts, and when he passed away, his wife sold all of the guitars to a fellow in Jacksonville who dabbles in building custom guitars. That fellow, not a classical player, put the guitar up for sale on Criag's List. I, while visiting, called him up, met him at a spot on the side of the road just off I-95, worked out a deal and bought the guitar. Not thinking that Doyle Dykes autograph did much to enhance the value of a classical guitar, I set out to get that autograph off without damaging or discoloring the guitar's top. What have I learned from this? That the way to remove a magic marker signature from the top of a guitar is with silver polish. I tried all sorts of chemicals, WD-40, Goo Gone, eye glass cleaner, to no avail. Then I put a little silver polish on a tissue and wiped it on the magic marker and it came off without even a rub. And, with no damage to the finish of the top. Voila!
Anyway, to be more serious, this is a very nice guitar and if you need one that you can amplify, this might be just the guitar. Here is a description of the instrument that I found online and it pretty much hits all the high points.
"Designed and built under the supervision of Takamine’s head luthiers, G-Series guitars are created to serve all players from the hobbyist to professional. The EG124C classical guitar is a traditional design based on centuries old drawings of Antonio Torres. The spruce top gives a broad range of tone and excellent dynamics. Nato back and sides offer good projection. The neck is standard classical style with a dual action truss rod to keep the guitar playing perfectly in any playing environment. Gloss finish adds durability and enhances the beauty of the guitar. Includes the Takamine under saddle pickup and TP4T preamp with three band EQ and built in tuner. "
Like new guitar with a canvas/foam case by MBT $295
Yamaha G-180A Classical Guitar- this is a vintage Yamaha circa 1972-73. This model Yamaha is one of the top three models in the lineup from that period that has a solid spruce top. Guitars with solid tops, due to their superior sonic properties over laminate top instruments, sound better and are more valuable than the guitars with laminated tops. At least by 1972 standards. This one has held up well; no cracks in the top nor the sides or back. The back has a few scratches. Really nice old Yamaha. They're hard to beat. $250
Yamaha CGS-102A 1/2 sized student classical guitar-- this is a brand new Yamaha student guitar designed for the smallest of young players. Although small, this instrument is not a toy, It is manufactured to duplicate the design and materials of a full-sized Yamaha classical guitar. It is made up with a spruce top, meranti back and sides, a nato neck, and a rosewood fingerboard and bridge. The scale is 21 inches. Ths is the perfect starter guitar for a young beginner. Guitar $125.
1936 Gibson L-50- I was in New York for a guitar auction and while there I met with a friend of mine who said that he had this guitar and might want to sell it. He had owned it since the 70's and he said that he had bought it way back then from George Gruhn in Nashville, TN. I evaluated it and we came to an agreeable price and I now offer it up for sale here on my site. It required a couple of minor repairs. The top had a crack in the center seam, as did the back. Dave Seuferling repaired the cracks and then set it up to play. It is very good condition for a 78 year old instrument. It does not appear to have been played too much over time and it now plays and sounds great. The L-50 is slightly thinner and not quite as fancy as the L-5's of the same vintage.
More photos to come. Really old non-original case comes with the guitar. $2650
1964 Gibson LG 1- I have always enjoyed playing smaller-bodied Gibsons and Martins. I guess it is because they are close in size to the classical guitars that I play most of the time. So, when I want to play a steel-stringed instrument, I tend to gravitate towards this size guitar. The story behind this one goes something like this. "Grandpa bought this guitar a long time ago and he never played it. When he passed away, we found it in his closet." I tend to believe the story as the instrument shows literally no signs of wear. It has no scratches or dings, no wear on the frets, no scuffing on the back or sides. Nothing. It did have, though, a top crack, which comes not from lots of play, but more often from simple neglect and lack of moisture. The top crack was professionally repaired and the luthier who performed that repaired was astonished at how "new" this instrument is, for it's 48 or so years. I recently restrung it and it play's like a dream. Great tone. This one is an oldie and a goodie. It comes with an original Gibson faux-alligator fiberboard case. The case has, by necessity, had the handle replaced. The guitar with the case is for sell for $1450.
Martin 000-15 Auditorium - With this model, Martin harkens back to the old 1940's 0 models. This all solid wood Martin 000-15 auditorium acoustic guitar has the smaller auditorium body style in genuine mahogany. The top sides and back and neck are all made up in solid mahogany, while the headstock facing, fretboard, and bridge are of Indian rosewood. It is all dark stained and has a satin finish. I just love these small-bodied guitars. They are generally easy to hold and easy to play; this instrument being no exception. The tone is warm and well-balanced. It is actually just a great little guitar. Comes with an original Martin hardshell case, bkack on the outside and dark green on the inside. $950 for the guitar and the case.
Guild D-25 Black- This is a very nice Guild D-25 from the early 80's. It has the much coveted carved violin back. It is in immaculate condition; as they might say in Tennessee (where I am from), there's nary a scratch on the durn thing. Really cool black gloss finish trimmed in white. With the original hadshell Guild case. There is no price because this guitar is not for sale. I put it up here on the site because it is certainly nice to look at.
Old Kraftsman Archtop This guitar was purchased by a friend in 1946 from a Spiegel catalog. This was his first purchase upon returning from World War II. He gave it too me a few years ago because he knows that I love guitars and would appreciate it. When I received it, the neck had pulled off and the top was cracked along the grain. Those two problems have been professionally repaired and this old jazz guitar sounds pretty jazzy. With original wheat-colored fibreboard case, $475.
Seagull Enturage Rustic S6- this guitar is sweet. It's a dream to play..has wonderful high and mid range sonic properties and is not real bassy and thumpy. Maybe not the best bluegrass guitar but perfect for most acoustic rock and pop. I have owned, played, and sold a number of La Patrie classical instruments. This steel-stringed guitar is made by the same company and has many of the same features as the classicals. It is Canadian made, with a select solid cedar top and Canadian Wild Cherry triple laminated back and sides. The slim neck has a dual action trussrod and is made up in silver maple, topped with a rosewood fingerboard. The bridge is rosewood as well. Tusq bridge and 1.72 inch nut. It has nice cream double binding and a soft semi-gloss finish. This guitar has a couple of deep scratches on the top, but, hey, don't they just give it a little character. It's just great to play. I have had it tuned up to open E and have been playing Little Martha and She Talks to Angels nonstop. Fine guitar! $235
Yamaha FG-260 12 String --from the early 70's- This is a nicely kept acoustic 12 string. Spruce top and mahogany back and sides. The bridge and fretboard are rosewood and the African Mahogany neck has a slotted headstock. This instrument was pretty pricey back in 1972, retailing for $251. Comes with a brown vinyl covered fiberboard case. Now, available for the 1970's price of $225.
Indiana Guitar Company "Americana"-- this is a guitar that is suitable for the Fourth of July, Memorial Day, maybe a Toby Keith song, Use your imagination. It is a dreadnaught-sized steel string acoustic. Just look at the pictures and you'll get the full effect. It's easy to play and sounds great. Comes with hardshell case decorated with an American Flag motif. $225
PRS Custom 24 20th Anniversary "10" Top - This is a beautiful and outstanding 2005 instrument. The finest materials and workmanship go into the PRS Custom Series and this Custom 24 is no exception. The "10" top refers to the highest grade of quilted maple that is carved to create the beautiful top. The back of the body is mahogany. The "Birds in Flight" inlay on the rosewood fretboard is unique to the 20th anniversary series. The truss rod cover has "20th" on it to signify that this is a 20th Anniversary edition. It has the 5 position pickup knob. All original, Beautiful to look at and it just plays like butter. Comes in the original fitted PRS hardshell case. With the original hangtag noting the specifics of the instrument. $2750
Seuf Tele-Style Custom Electric Guitar- this is a guitar that Dave Seuferling made for me in 2012. It is a pretty faithful reproduction of the Muddy Waters Telecaster that resides in the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. One of Dave's specialties is aging, relicing, and basically beating up new guitars so that they will look old. I asked for this one to be left new and un-reliced, figuring I can wear it out by myself. If you have ever played a Seuf, you know the quality of both the build and the sound. This is a beautiful guitar in just about anyway that you might want to define it. With case. $2195
PRS Santana SE
Carlos Santana’s influence as a PRS guitar player led to the development of the SE electric guitar series, which launched in 2001. This 2012 model, the newest SE Santana, is the first guitar in the SE series offered with a 24 1/2” scale length and is also the first SE created using the same silhouette as Carlos’s revered American-made PRS models. This guitar and its appointments honor Santana’s skill and style better than ever and offer players great quality and value. This guitar offers expressive tone, a fast-playing neck, and impeccable attention to detail. The body is mahogany with a maple top and flamed maple veneer. It has a mahogany neck topped with a rosewood fingerboard with bird inlays. The tremolo is PRS designed, the pickups are PRS Santana humbuckers, and it has a master tone control, master volume control, and a three position pickup selector. Just a great playing, great sounding guitar! $475
Fender Classic Player Jazzmaster Electric Guitar-
The first electric guitar that I had as an adult was a Fender Jazzmaster. That was back in the late seventies. Elvis Costello played a Jazzmaster but that wasn't really the thought process in getting the Jazzmaster. I traded a handgun for the guitar, figuring that I could do more damage with the guitar than the Glock. That was a blue metallic 1963. I sold it to a guy in Nashville who said that he would sell it back to me if he ever sold it. That didn't happen. So, in the nineties, I bought another Jazzmaster from Gruhn Guitars in Nashville. I was in the store and the fellow helping me asked me if there was anything specific that he might find for me. I told him that I was looking for an early sixties Jazzmaster in light blue metallic. He said to wait a minute and he would see if they had on in the back. And, of course, he came back with exactly what I had asked for, an all original 1964 Jazzmaster. So, I was compelled to buy that one. Later on, I decided that I had too many guitars, so one Sunday I ran an ad in the paper and very quickly the Jazzmaster, and about six other instruments, were sold. I played that first Jazzmaster briefly in a band in Nashville called the Hormones. I traded an Alvarez Yairi high end classical for this guitar and a Fender Blues Jr. amp This one is a "Classic Player" which is speced out to mimic the vintage models. It's black with a red tortoise shell pickguard. It pretty much does everything the originals did. A great guitar at a great price. $400 with a hardshell case.
Fender Squier Star American Flag Special- this is a guitar that I had modified to play once a year at a Fourth of July party. Kinda goes well with the Indiana Guitar Company Americana model. It is a Squier Start with a changed out pickguard, new Fender Noiseless Pickups, all installed and set up by Dave Seuferling of Seuf's Guitars in Independence, Missouri. Maple neck with a Rosewood fretboard. This is one sweet guitar. Serves it's purpose well, as it was just played recently on July 4th, this year (2013). With case- $400
Fender Squier Start
Fender Acoustasonic Amp - this is a great amp for playing and singing. Has guitar and microphone inputs in separate channels. Good clean acoustic guitar sound reproduction. Leans back for better projection and ease of use. Amp is designed for the clarity required of an acoustic guitar, yet with reverb and chorus for distorting that natural sound. Mic channel allows this little 30 watter to be used for gigs in small settings. Great condition. $275
Crate Acoustic 125D amplifier-this is a very versatile acoustic amp. It has a voice/mic channel. Lots of goodies; Chorus, reverb, equalizer, gain. It can sound very clean or you can use it to funk up that acoustic of yours. I was playing at a wedding in Nashville a few years ago and bought this amp in Nashville rather than ship it or try to carry it as baggage on the plane trip. Brought it back to Kansas City later via car. I recently had the amp tech at Guitar Center thoroughly service and clean it. No problems at all. Oh, and it also leans back, a cool feature for small intimate gigs. $275
Fender Princeton Stero Chorus DSP amp--Fender's guitar specific in-house Digital Signal Processing meets the award winning Princeton Stereo Chorus amplifier. This match offers up a powerful array of on board digital effects, and the Princeton's notoriously fat stereo tone, all in one great combo amp. A very versatile, dynamic, and expressive amplifier, the Princeton¬ Chorus DSP is the amp for a variety of musical performance needs. This one is in very good condition and has the footswitch (three button). $275