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ACOUSTIC GUITARS ~ COLLINGS GUITARS ~ ARCHTOP GUITARS ~ MANDOLINS

~ Recently Sold GUITARS ~

We specialize in acoustic instruments at Carmel Music Co. and carry no solid body electrics. Vintage Martin guitars, 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.
RARE ... from *THE VAULT* !!!
 

#2555 Gibson Super 400 Premiere sunburst cutaway, refinished and restored to like new factory condition, fabulous woods and great tone and playability OHSC $14,500

  #2556 Gibson Super 400 1934 first year of issue. Incredible woods and a four to a bar dreamboat! OHSC $12,500  
  #2557 Gibson Super 400 1939 blond, likely very old and pro refin with absolutely gorgeous maple. Big tone and great set up OHSC $9,500  
 

#2558 Marin 00-30 1898 very rare, Brazilian Rosewood, engraved tuners sounds and plays great. $9, 500

  #2559 Martin 00-42 1891 ivory bridge and tuners, Brazilian Rosewood, pearl border and rosette on top, original leather case $16,500  
  #2560 Gibson L-3 1924 Snakehead, red mahogany sunburst. Exc. cond. OHSC $2,800  
  #2561 Gibson L-2 1924 Snakehead blacktop OHSC $2,200  
  #2562 Gibson L-1 1926 Robert Johnson style, arched back, many repairs but plays and sounds great OHSC $2,000  
  #2563 Martin D-28 1944 Herringbone Big Tone! Beautiful Brazilian rosewood and Adirondack top, period HSC $38,000  
  #2564 Gibson F-4 mandolin 1924 great tone and playability Exc. cond. OHSC $7,200  
  #2565 Gibson A snakehead, blacktop 1924 OHSC $1,450  
  #2566 D’Angelico Excel cutaway blond 1947 Historical photos included of original owner Irving Ashby with Nat King Cole. OHSC inquire  
  #2567 Gibson H-2 mandola 1923 very fine sound OHSC $4,000  
  #2568 Gibson F-4 blacktop 1915 OHSC $4,850  
  #2569 Chris Berkov Classical (German, Brazilian) very powerful. HSC $5,250  
  #2570 Collings 000-42 Brazilian/German, like new OHSC $10,500  
  #2571 Martin style 2K Uke late 1920’s Exc. cond. OHSC $2,000  
 

 ACOUSTIC GUITARS

#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
#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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SOLD
#2540

Santa Cruz Guitars H A/E cutaway Brazilian (2003) Exc- cond. Ser. #668 Colorful and striking Brazilian rosewood with a German spruce top and an abalone border and rosette add up to great beauty and tone. It has a bound peghead with Brazilian overlay and Schaller mini chrome tuners with custom ebony buttons and a bound ebony fretboard without inlay and a 1 11/16” nut and a very slim mahogany neck. Absolutely great action and playability. Deluxe TKL case.

Pics: [ front ] ... [ front - body ] ... [ front - detail ] ... [ front - detail ] ... [ front - detail ] ... [ front in sunlight ] ... [ back ] ... [ back in sunlight ] ... [ sides ] ... [ peghead - front ] ... [ peghead - back ] ... [ peghead in sunlight ]

Reduced Price

$4,200
#2541

Martin Concept J cutaway (1998) Exc.- cond. except for the ding. Ser. #644691 Well, this is about as flashy as Martin gets with a metallic blue, purplish red finish (it changes in the light), a cutaway in a M style body with built in electronics. Gold Martin tuners, ebony fret board with hexagram inlays, and an inlaid ebony bridge plus abalone rosette. This limited edition has maple back and sides and a slim fast neck with great set up and action. Excellent condition overall except one chip in the finish about 2 inches long (see photo). Comes with original papers and OHSC.

Pics: [ front ] ... [ front - body ] ... [ front in sunlight ] ... [ front - detail ] ... [ ding in lower bout ] ... [ back ] ... [ back in sunlight ] ... [ peghead - front ] ... [ peghead - back ]

Reduced Price

$1,850
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COLLINGS GUITARS

 
#2330

Collings C-10 deluxe BrGSB custom cutaway. Extremely fine grain, quarter sawn old growth Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, beautiful German Spruce top, sunburst, cutaway body, bound headstock with Brazilian overlay, gold Waverly tuners, 2 3/16” spacing belly bridge, bound ebony fretboard with long diamonds and squares fingerboard inlay, and tiger stripe pickguard. Super comfortable “C” neck with a 1 11/16” nut, low action and full, powerful tone. Ser.# 22525 OHSC

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LIST

$11,725

#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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Reduced Price

$8,950
#2315

Collings SJ custom cutaway (new) 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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LIST

$6,100

#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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SOLD

 

 

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ARCHTOP GUITARS

#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.

Pics: [ front ] ... [ front - body ] ... [ front - detail ] ... [ back ] ... [ back - body ] ... [ back in sunlight ] ... [ gorgeously flamed back ] ... [ neck ] ... [ sides - detail ] ... [ peghead - front ] ... [ peghead - back ]

$6,900
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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
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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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LIST

$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 

Pics: [ front ] ... [ front - body ] ... [ front - body and side ] ... [ back ] ... [ peghead - front ] ... [ peghead - back ]

SOLD

#2344 Collings MT mandolin (new, Ser. #A3300) A very professional and impressive mandolin at a great price. Custom ivoroid top binding to go with a matt 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 ( 1 1/8” nut) with great set up and playability. OHSC

LIST

$2,700

 
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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.

Pics: [ case in natural light ] ... [ case in natural light = large file ] ... [ exterior - close up ] ... [ open case = interior ]

$595
#5039

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

Reduced Price

$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.

Reduced Price

$750
 
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Roo Straps T'shirts

     

 

 

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


 

T'shirts are available in black - CMC logo

 

-100% cotton - sizes: L and XL -

Price: $19 - Shipping is $4.50 each or $5.50 for 2.

Occasionally we print CMC t-shirts in other sizes (M/XXL) and colors ( navy, forest green and burgundy). Please e-mail us for existing stock prior to sending payment.

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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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