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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, 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

#2579

Pre-War OM Herringbone Brazilian/ Adirondack (new)

With old growth Brazilian Rosewood and a Torrified Adirondack soundboard this OM packs power and warmth. Number 1 distress level, with a 1 ¾ nut. Very well balanced and easy to play. With about a 2 year backlog on orders from Pre-War this is a chance to get one now. OHSC

SOLD
 

Pre-War 000 Herringbone Brazilian/Adirondack -- COMING SOON !!

 
 

Pre-War D Herringbone Brazilian/Adirondack

SOLD
#2573

Pre-War D 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

Pics: [ front ] ... [ front - body ] ... [ front - detail ] ... [ front - detail ] ... [ back ] ... [ back - detail ] ... [ peghead - front ] ... [ peghead - back ]

SOLD
#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.

Pics: [ front ] ... [ front - body ] ... [ front - detail ] ... [ front - detail ] ... [ back ] ... [ back - body ] ... [ peghead ]

$14,500
 

 

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COLLINGS GUITARS

 
#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. 1 11/16" nut, 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.

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

SOLD

#2582

Collings SJ BaaaG SB (ser.# 15735) 2008 – Near Mint cond. Dead vertical Brazilian rosewood, German spruce soundboard with beautiful sunburst. 1 11/16” nut, bound ebony fingerboard with “42” style inlay, gold Waverly tuners. Great neck and fast action. Full, rich sound. OHSC

Pics: [ front ] ... [ front in sunlight ] ... [ silky top ] ... [ back ] ... [ back - detail ] ... [ sound hole ] ... [ peghead - front ] ... [ peghead - back ]

SOLD
#2578

Collings C-10 deluxe BrGSB custom cutaway. Used, 2014. Near mint. Ser. #22525. 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. OHSC

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

$8,500
#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. 1 11/16" nut. 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. OHSC

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

$5,250

 

 

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ARCHTOP GUITARS

#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

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

$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

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

$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

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

$10,500
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   MANDOLIN FAMILY

#2345

Collings MT-O mandolin (Near mint cond.) 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

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

$2,200

#2581 Gibson H-2 Mandola (1923) Serial #71897 Exc.- cond. A very fine sounding Loar period H-2. (no drop off or flabby C string on this one!) Ebony fretboard with truss rod and dated, adjustable ebony bridge. Beautiful darker sunburst with the top grade Gibson rosette. Original tuners and tailpiece. Missing pickguard. Great action and playability. OHSC
$3,850
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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
 
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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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