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We specialize in acoustic instruments at Carmel Music Co. and carry no solid body electrics. Vintage Martin guitars, Pre-War, Ellis, Kimble, Mowry, Poe and Gibson mandolins, flattops and archtops, Loar era mandolin family instruments such as the classic F-5, Santa Cruz guitars, Gilchrist mandolins, Lester DeVoe classical and flamenco guitars, and other unique vintage and handmade instruments often round off our stocklist.
 

 ACOUSTIC GUITARS

#2563

Martin D-28 late 1944 Herringbone. (Vg.+++ cond). From the great era of Martin Herringbones, this guitar has everything you could want in a classic Dreadnought.. A Bluegrass players dream for both rhythm and lead with a punchy bass and sparking trebles. Beautiful bookmatched Brazilian rosewood back and sides with Adirondack top. Replaced bridge and some very well done repairs and finish touch up. Original tuners and pickguard. Extremely powerful with great action and set up. OHSC

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$36,500
#2572

1930 Martin 00-40H  Ser.# 42677 (exc. cond.) This exceptional pearl-bordered Martin 00 is a super pro conversion from Hawaiian. Perfect tight grain Brazilian rosewood back and sides with very fine grain spruce soundboard. Ebony belly bridge and ebony fretboard with “42” style inlays. Original beautifully engraved tuners. Replaced correct size “Tort-tis” pickguard. Great tone, volume and playability. Excellent OHSC

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$18,500
#2573

Pre-War Herringbone (new)

Whoa! This is the real deal in a super powerful Dreadnought. Here is their very accurate website description from the fellows at Pre-War:

ADIRONDACK AND BRAZILIAN: THE PERFECT RECIPE FOR A DREADNOUGHT CANNON THAT CAN GO TOE-TO-TOE WITH ANY LOAR OR MASTERTONE. IT HAS A BIG BARK, BUT LOTS OF WARMTH AS WELL. THE CHORDS ARE SWEET, AND THE SINGLE NOTES SHINE LIKE DIAMONDS. WHETHER PLAYING IN A DUO, OR FULL BAND, THE TONE CUTS THROUGH LOUD AND CLEAR. WHAT'S OLD IS NEW AGAIN....STEP INTO THE BLUEGRASS TIME MACHINE WITH THIS ONE.

This one has old growth Brazilian back and sides with a beautiful “torrefied” Adirondack top and braces. It is a distress level 1 (representing the least wear) with a very thin nitro finish. The neck has a 1 ¾” nut and a profile very similar the 1930’s Martins – somewhat beefy but very comfortable. Great action and set up. OHSC

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#2552

Santa Cruz custom F-45  12 string (used) Exc. cond. Ser. # 1093. A totally unique SCGC 12 string guitar sporting a truly spectacular M.C. Escher inspired fretboard and peghead inlay by Larry Robinson and beautiful German spruce top with old growth Brazilian rosewood back and sides, all bound in ivoroid and abalone “45” style inlay. Gold enclosed tuners, 1 7/8” nut and slim mahogany neck, tortoise shell style OM shaped pickguard, and ebony bridge. Big 12 string tone and volume – the only one like it in the world! Original SCGC case

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$ 16,500
#2559

1891 Martin 00-42 (Exc.- cond.) Original ivory bridge and friction tuners, Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, abalone border and rosette on top. This was the largest and fanciest guitar available from Martin at that time. Extremely collectible and still plays great after more than a century. French polished over original finish. Original engraved leather case.

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$14,500
#2545

Martin 000-28 (1952)  Vg.+ cond. Ser. #125451  Medium grain spruce top with nicely aged deep amber finish and knock out Brazilian rosewood back and sides. Original enclosed tuners, ebony fretboard with 1 11/16” nut, original ebony bridge, and tortoise style pickguard. One repaired 5” long crack on back (see photo), otherwise just honest wear. Great action, set up, and playability with the full rich tone one expects from this era. Original alligator grain case.

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#2569

Chris Berkov Classical. (Cedar, Brazilian) A very fine grained Cedar top and quarter sawn Brazilian rosewood back and sides make for a very powerful guitar. Fine workmanship throughout.

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$5,250
 

 

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COLLINGS GUITARS

 
#2576

Collings D-42 BaaaA 2010 Mint cond. Ser.#17226 This certainly qualifies for an ultimate Collings Dreadnought. With a beautiful Adirondack top and exquisite “aaa” grade Brazilian rosewood back and sides; it has both beauty and power. Appointments include a “42” style abalone top border and rosette, torch peghead inlay, and “45” style diamonds and snowflakes fretboard inlays. Very comfortable mahogany neck with ebony fretboard and a 1 11/16” nut. Comes with the custom Collings 1930’s vintage style case.

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$12,500
#2577

Collings D-42 BaaaA 2000 Near mint cond. Ser.#5570 Adirondack tops don’t get any more close grained and beautiful than this one and the back and sides are truly “aaa” grade dead vertical, quarter sawn, old growth Brazilian with headstock overlay to match. Deluxe “42” style fingerboard inlay as well as “42” style top borders and rosette. Gold open back Waverly tuners, tortoise shell style pickguard, and dark stained mahogany neck. Great action and set up. A fine sounding instrument. OHSC.

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$11,500
#2570

Collings 000-42 Brazilian/German (2005) Exc.++ cond. Old growth, tight, vertical grain Brazilian and German spruce soundboard. “42” style abalone purfling and rosette. Bound headstock with flowerpot inlay. This is a guitar of the highest quality woods that is no longer available from Collings. A very collectible fingerpicker’s delight! OHSC

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SOLD
#2550

Collings C-10 custom deluxe (used - 2012) Exc.+ cond. Ser. #20823. With a German spruce top and Brazilian rosewood back and sides this small bodied C-10 deluxe has plenty of power. Bound peghead with gold Waverly tuners and Collings logo inlaid, bound ebony fretboard with custom long diamonds and squares inlay, 1 11/16” nut, cutaway design body with sunburst top, tiger stripe pickguard and 2 3/16” belly bridge. Great neck profile and fast low action. OHSC List price new was $11,425.00. Our price $8,950

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$8,950
#2575

Collings SJ custom cutaway (near mint) Ser.# 21311  The beautiful European spruce top with custom abalone rosette gives this guitar a warm but powerful tone. Dark East Indian rosewood back and sides with mahogany neck, custom cutaway, bound headstock with ebony overlay and nickel Waverly tuners, bound ebony fretboard with mother of pearl SJ inlays, and tortoise shell style pickguard all add up to function and elegance. Great “C” neck shape and super playability.Ser.# 21311 OHSC

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$5,250

#2307

Collings D-2HMhA (new) This is a great punchy dreadnought ready for some serious Bluegrass. Adirondack soundboard and custom mahogany back and sides make a great combination. Extras include a bound headstock with fine grain Brazilian overlay and a bound ebony fretboard with 1 11/16” nut. The ivoroid binding throughout and the back joint inlay really set off the walnut stained mahogany and make this into a really deluxe custom dreadnought! Ser.# 21149 OHSC

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ARCHTOP GUITARS

#2566

D’Angelico Excel cutaway blond 1947 (Vg. cond.). Extremely rare and collectible. Orderd directly from John D’Angelico by Irving Ashby of the Nat King Cole Trio. Serial #1777, dated 11/19/47. Absolutely great sounding and playing DA with a very slim neck and 1 5/8” nut. Well flamed back, sides, and neck with well worn block mop inlays in the ebony fretboard. Bound and inlaid peghead with original stair step Grover Imperial tuning machines. Historical photos included of original owner Irving Ashby playing it with Nat King Cole). You can hear a wonderful recording of this guitar being played by Martin Taylor on the track " Unforgettable " on David Grisman's Tone Poems II CD (Acoustic Disc ACD-18). OHSC

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$38,500
#2574

1939 Gibson L-5 Premiere (Vg. cond.) Very rare first year of issue with cutaway. Traditional sunburst with even grained carved spruce top and figured maple back, sides and neck. Bound “f” holes, bound fretboard with block inlays (1 11/16” nut), bound headstock with flowerpot inlay and original Grover Imperial tuners, original bridge and L-5 tailpiece. Missing pickguard. It has over sprayed sides and a refinished back due to partial binding replacement and single crack repair – very pro work. Powerful yet warm tone with comfortable neck and action. Very cool OHSC

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$12,950
#2556

1934 Gibson Super 400 first year of issue. This is the model with the small upper bout that was only made for three years (1934 to 1936). Oriiginal tailpiece. Replaced tuners with open back gold, engraved Waverly's and missing pickguard. Many consider these the best Super 400’s ever made. Incredible woods and a four to a bar dreamboat! Great set up and playability. OHSC

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$12,500
#2557

1940 Gibson Super 400 blond. (Near mint cond.), Absolutely gorgeous maple with likely very old and pro refin. (label says Super 400 not Super 400 N). Very big tone and great set up. OHSC

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$10,500
#2537

Mowry 16” Jazz Guitar (new - 2015) Ser. # 116. Andrew Mowry Jazz guitars are few and far between. Patterned off the 1925 to 1928 Gibson dot neck archtops but with modern cutaway design and a floating top of the line Jason Lollar Johnny Smith style pickup, this is a jazz players dream whether played acoustically or plugged in. Beautifully carved 30 year old German spruce top with well flamed 30 year old German maple back and sides, flamed maple neck to match, bound headstock with custom inlay and gold plated Waverly tuners with ivoroid buttons, bound ebony fretboard (1 ¾” nut) with dot inlay, and custom adjustable ebony bridge. Gorgeous traditional tobacco sunburst with ivoroid bindings and gold plated hardware plus a bound ebony fretboard with discreet, under pickup tone and volume rollers for the Lollar pickup. Very fast neck and action with great, super well balanced tone and volume. Deluxe 9000 series TKL case.

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$6,900
#2560 Gibson L-3 1924 Snakehead. Red mahogany sunburst. Exc. cond. OHSC
SOLD
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UKES
#2553

Martin 5K uke (recent, near mint). Beautifully flamed Koa top, back, sides, and peghead overlay with top and back sporting the deluxe abalone border. Abalone rosette with diamonds and snowflake fingerboard inlay. Easy to play and fine tone. This is the ne plus ultra of ukes!

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$3,650
#2571 Martin style 2K Uke late 1920’s. Martin style 2K Uke late 1920’s. Exc. cond. beautiful Koa, great tone and playability with perfect OHSC
$2,000
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   MANDOLIN FAMILY

#2345

Collings MT-O mandolin (new) Serial #A3295 The warmth of an oval hole but with power more associated with an “f” hole mandolin makes the MT-O very versatile. Sheraton brown finish with custom ivoroid top binding and sound hole ring and rosette to match, arched ebony fretboard ( 1 3/16” nut) with dot inlay, and adjustable ebony bridge. A great mandolin at a great price. OHSC

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$3,000

#2341

Collings MT mandolin (new, Ser. #A3167) A very professional and impressive mandolin at a great price. Custom ivoroid top binding to go with a matt top finish in Sheraton brown. Well-flamed maple back, sides, and neck done in traditional sunburst. Full powerful bark and very well balanced tone. Arched ebony fretboard with great set up and playability. OHSC 

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SOLD

 
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CASES

#5103

Case for D’Angelico 17” Excel (probably mid 1930s). Alligator style exterior finish with standard vintage green interior (same material as the Loar cases). All latches work. See photo for interior wear - most likely from a pickup knob on a pickguard at some point in time.

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$595
#5039

Calton F-5 mandolin case (original from Alberta, Canada) Charcoal gray with blue interior. Minor scuffs to the exterior otherwise excellent condition.

$650
#5041

1930’s Dreadnought case. Black exterior and red interior. Made by Vega and fits a D-28 perfectly. All latches work – outside has some wear but not too bad and the inside is spectacular – amazingly bright and clean.

$750
 
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Roo Straps

     

 

 

   .... Kangaroo straps ... put a jump in your playing!
   ......  handmade by David Hines in Australia


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CARMEL MUSIC CO.

P.O. Box 2296    -    Carmel, CA 93921

Phone: (831) 624-8078                Fax: (831) 624-2066

Email:         info [at] carmelmusic [dot] com

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