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If you are looking for a particular instrument, or have questions about an instrument listed here, be sure to e-mail us so that we can add you to our want lists.  Pictures are available upon request.  Instruments with original cases are usually noted (e.g. OHSC = original hard shell case).

               

  Acoustic Flat Tops   Electric Basses
  Mandolins, Banjos, misc.     Electric Arch tops/Semi-hollows
  Electric Solid-bodies          Amplifiers

 

Bruno Harp Guitar.  Do you want it?  Do you know what it is?  I'm a little confused by it, but take it home before I buy it myself!  VCG , NC $1295.


Kohno Model 20 1975.  Brazilian rosewood and a solid spruce top is standard on this model.  EC, HSC  $4500.


Martin D-12-18 1975  A very big sounding 12 string guitar.  Lots of volume from the widely grained Sitka spruce top and great warmth and balance from the mahaogany back and sides.  This guitar had a neck reset and new bridge made at some point, so it plays good and has some room to be adjusted for action if so desired, otherwise all original.  VGC+, OHSC $1495

 

Martin D-18 1940.  Itís a classic D-18 with no frills and a lot of tone in original condition.  EC, $24,500

Martin D-28 1956.   A 1950s Brazilian rosewood 28-style dreadnaught doesnít show up at our door too often, so you better ask about this one quick!  VGC, HSC $9999

Martin D-35 1968.  Hereís a fine example of late 60s D-35 with Brazilian rosewood.  You would not find a better example for your collection than this one.  EC, HSC $6450

Martin OO-18 1948.  Small-body Martins are definitely in demand right now and vintage style 18 guitars are among the best deals out there.  The mahogany body/spruce top combination is lightweight and resonant.  Give this one a try and see if you agree!  VGC, SC $3995

Martin O-18T 1956 A tenor 4-string acoustic with a little wear around the pickguard.  VGC, SC $1195.


Taylor LKSM-12 1996.  The Leo Kottke model 12-string designed for low tunings.  A traditional mahogany cutaway jumbo body with Sitka spruce top.  Clear pickguards and a pickup was added.  EC, HSC $1495.

Taylor K65ce-L30 2004.  A special koa 12-string was offered as part of the company's 30th anniversary.  Premium Hawaiian koa body and a fancy "leaf" rosette makes this one stunning looking guitar!  EC, HSC $2695.

Taylor 524e 2013.  A First Edition model with all solid mahogany sides/back/top construction and a ES pickup.  EC, HSC $1995.

Taylor GC4 2011.  A Grand Concert size acoustic with ovangkol sides/back and a spruce top with a LR Baggs pickup installed.  EC, HSC $995.



 

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Gibson EB-3 1976.  Classic SG bodied bass in all its mid 70s walnut-finished, voluted-neck glory!  Tons of sustain from the dense mahogany body, big round growly tone from the Varitone circuit and the humbucking pickups.  EXC, OHSC $1195.


Fender Jazz Bass 1974.  The natural finished ash body is highlighted by natural maple neck/fingerboard with block inlays.  VGC, HSC $2595.

Fender Jazz Bass 1978.  A later version of the above mentioned bass with same features.  Ash body, natural, maple board, block inlays.  VGC, GB $1995

Fender Telecaster Bass 1973.  Fender brought back the original slab body of the Precision Bass, gave it a see-thru blonde finish, and equipped it with the large Fender humbucker in the neck position.  VGC, GB $1995

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Fender Dual Professional Steel 1950s.  The two eight string necks are solid ash with a butterscotch finish.  VGC, HSC $1195.


Gibson ETU Electric Ukulele circa 1950s  Well, here's something totally different.  Gibson ukuleles are rare birds indeed, but an electric one is something else.  This one has all solid mahogany body/neck construction, rosewood fingerboard, a P90 style pickup, with a volume/tone control plate.  It has been refinished and had several cracks repaired.  VGC+  NC  $2995.


Martin 1C Concert Ukulele.  The all mahogany body has been refinished, but to get a concert-sized Martin of any type in the store is a reason to celebrate.  Not many out there for sale.  VGC, SC $1495.


Martin 1T Tenor Ukulele.  Tenor Martin ukes are more common than the above mentioned concert sized version.  But this example has a 12-fret neck joint instead of a 14-fret neck.  It also has a pinned bridge instead of a tie-style bridge.  It's been refinished and a new set of Grover machine heads have been added.  VGC, SC $1495.

 

Martin Style 2 Soprano Ukulele late 60s-early 70s.  A later version Style 2 uke that also has surprising amount of tone.  VGC, SC $695.


Martin Style 2 Soprano Ukulele 1950s.  All mahogany construction with tortoise-style bindings.  EC, SC $995.

Martin Style 2 Soprano Ukulele 1950s.  All mahogany construction with ivoroid-style bindings.  EC, HSC $895.

Martin Style 2 Soprano Ukulele.  EC, SC $1195.

 

Martin Style 2 Soprano Ukulele 1920s. Mahogany soprano ukulele with Martin stamp on the back of the headstock. Replaced bridge, some finish checking, no cracks.  VGC+, SC $1695.

 

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Epiphone Deluxe Zephyr Regent circa 1947  An interesting example of a Epiphone archtop from the 1940s.  A 17 inch maple body with a hand carved spruce top and cutaway.  The single P90 pickup in the rear position is coupled with a volume/tone control.  VGC NC  $3995.

 

Gibson ES-330TD 1962.  This is a very nice example of an early 60s ES-330 Gibson.  The double cutaway thin line hollow body features a sunburst finish and two P90 pickups.  EC, HSC  $4250.


Gibson ES-335TD 1964  A nice early 1960s example of a 335.  This one has the factory issued Bigsby vibrato with the "Custom Made" plaque on the body.  EXC OHSC  $12,900.


Gibson L-5CES 1986.
We don't get many vintage sunburst L-5CES guitars in used, so if you are in the market for one, here it is.  It is very clean with the exception of some corrosion on the pickup covers where it meets the pickguard.  EC+, OHSC $5995.

Mosrite Combo MK1 1968.  This one is for the Mosrite fanatics out there.  A red hollow body version with the classic Mosrite look and that skinny neck you all adore!  VGC, HSC $1995.

   

 

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Burns Flyte 1970s.  This sleek, metallic green solid body features a ďDynamic TensionĒ bridge and was inspired by the Concorde SST aircraft.  VGC+, HSC  $2595.


Epiphone Olympic 1964.  The sunburst mahogany body has had itís neck refinished.  The two single coil pickups reside under two black plastic covers and is surrounded by a white pickguard.  VGC+ SC $695

Fender Freddie Tavares Aloha Stratocaster 1994 number 1 of 153  A tribute to one of Leo Fender's longtime employees.  The hollow aluminum body features an anodized finish with Hawaiian scenery graphics.  It features all the paper work, plus a deluxe custom blue leather gig bag and a special SKB molded flight case.  MC OGB and OHSC  $15,000.


Fender Telecaster Custom 1974.  This guitar features a lightweight, natural finished ash body and a maple fingerboard.  The rear pickup and saddles are replacements.  VGC+ HSC $2795.


Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro 2012.  Another variation of the venerable Gibson solid body, which someone replaced the original pickups with a set of EMG humbuckers.  EC, HSC  $1695.

Gibson Nighthawk Custom 1994.  This small body electric has a maple top, tri-burst finish, one mini-humbucker, and one angled humbucker.  EC, HSC  $1695.

Gibson SG Standard 1987.  This is a normal large pickguard SG from the 1980s with the exception of the Pelham Blue finish, which was a limited run.  VGC+, HSC $995.


Gibson SG Standard 2008.  It features a large pickguard,  2  humbuckers, and a cherry red finish.  VGC+, HSC $995.

 

Gibson Reverse V 2007.  Yes, itís exactly how it looks!  This is a future collectable and always a conversation piece.  MC, HSC  $1495.


PRS Custom 24 Bonnie Pink 1990.  This amazing guitar is in the extremely rare Bonni Pink finish made for longtime PRS friend and associate Bonni Lloyd.  Stunning flame maple top. Includes a second backplate signed by Bonni.  MC, HSC $8500.


PRS McCarty Rosewood Neck 2001.  I've always like the McCarty guitars.  Aside from it's solid rosewood neck, it has a 10 Top and a brown burst finish.  EC, HSC $2195.

 

 

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Fender Deluxe Reverb 1965.  The speaker has been replaced on this one.  EC, NC $2495.

Fender Twin Reverb 1966. 
At the time, it was the most powerful combo amp available for the working musician.  A 100 watts of all tube power pushing through two 12 inch speakers made sure you were heard in the dance hall. VGC+, NC $1995.

 

Fishman Acoustic Pro/Acoustic Monitor Amplifiers 1999  The Acoustic Boom of the 90s spurred manufacturers to push the envelope of technology to create new products to meet the needs of the acoustic performer.  The Fishman company entered the acoustic amp market and created the Acoustic Pro.  A three channel, 270 watt mighty mite with pristine digital effects, and many professional features that make life on the road a little easier to deal with.  Coupled with the 270 watt Acoustic Monitor, you had the ultimate PA system for the solo acoustic guitarist.  The Acoustic Pro pair retailed close to $3500 when it was new.  Selling the pair together with one gig bag.  EXC, GB $1395.

 

 

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You've probably seen them in your town.  They've extended their reach beyond the Hawaiian Islands, across the United States, Canada, Japan, and the world!  People have traveled great distances to acquire them.  Tourists buy them by the dozen to take home a little Hawaii with them.

 

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