Friday, August 31, 2018

1929 Martin Acoustic Guitar at Goodwill in Wisconsin - Going Going...

I am far from an expert on Martin Guitars but this appears to be Either a OO-18 or a OO-21 (possibly a New Yorker) from somewhere around 1928-29 which certianly makes it "Golden Age" made during a period most players and collectors consider to be the high point of vintage Martin guitar making.

I have no connection to this guitar sale but I am highlighting it in hopes that Goodwill Industries get the maximum sale price for this highly desireable instrument - sicne theya are a non-profit that does good work and deserves as much financial support as possible.

Good luck.  It is still for sale on their website.  This is a rare opportunity for someone.

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- Jim C 

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Measurements:  38.5" x 13.5" x 4.5"
Case measurements: 40" x 15" x 6"
Markings:  C.F. MARTIN & CO.  NAZARETH, PA  #38153
Condition: This Martin is beautiful, and is in good vintage condition.
There are various scratches and mars on the instrument consistent with years of use.  The G tuning peg shaft is bent, but still turns (see photo).  There is a crack on top of headstock (see photos).  There is a fracture on bridge where the string pins are (see photo).  13th fret is missing (see photos).  There is a dent on the body near the neck (see photo).  The soft shell case has several tears on the lid near the buckles, but they don't interfere with the case closing properly.  Case is also missing a handle. 
Item should be taken to musical instrument shop to ensure playability before use.
Total Item Weight: 6.72 lbs in Case
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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Nice looking relic Surf Green Strat with '61 features in Kansas City MO area for $675


I wanted to re-post this CL listing to highlight a terrific guitar relic job by this unnamed professional in Kansas City.  From the looks of this "Strat with 1961 features" he does very nice relic work.   Of course a real or even CS 1961 Strat would have the truss rod adjustment at the body and would only have one string retainer - but aside than those elements this looks like a very nice job on the body and neck.  The aging of the metal parts, especially the tuners and bridge is particularly nice. 

Just thought I would highlight him in case he has other guitars or offers custom work at the same reasonable prices we see here.  - JC



SURF GREEN-FENDER-STRATOCASTER-WITH-1961 FEATURES-RELIC - $675 (Lee's Summit)



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FENDER STRATOCASTER WITH 1961 FEATURES.SURF GREEN. THIS BUILD UP FEATURES 100% FENDER PARTS, NITROCELLULOSE LACQUER, FULL SIZED POTS, FENDER 5-WAY SWITCH. C PROFILE NECK, FRETS EXCELLENT SHAPE. 9.5" RADIUS, COMFORTABLE, ROUNDED (ROLLED) EDGES ON FRETBOARD, WITH VINTAGE TUNERS AND DECAL, FENDER MINT GREEN PICKGUARD & BACK COVER. RELIC WITH REALISTIC WEAR AND FINISH CHECKING. PLEASE EXAMINE THE PHOTOS CLOSELY AND COMPARE TO ACTUAL VINTAGE INSTRUMENTS OR HIGH END "FACTORY" RELICS. METICULOUS SET UP. FAST, LIGHT, LOW ACTION.


I HAVE OVER 30 YEARS OF PROFESSIONAL GUITAR RESTORATION AND REFINISHING EXPERIENCE. CUSTOM SHOP LOOKS WITHOUT THE PRICE.


EMAIL, CALL, OR TEXT. Eight-one-6 5-ONE-EIGHT-1-EIGHT-8-THREE

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Teisco E-100 type fat neck 60's MIJ slide monster in West Covina CA for $120



I've owned several of these entry level 60's Teisco made single pickup guitars - they were all a hoot and fun to play and record based on the nice big fat necks and clean 3K to 4K output  pickups.   These are actually full scale guitars - they just have short bodies - which makes them so easy to wear.  Everybody's got oto have at least one LOL!! - JC


 Vintage 60"s Japan Made Electric Guitar - $120 (West Covina) hide this posting


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Like TEISCO with sunburst tobacco finish. Super light weight, small body with thicker D style neck. Plays great and has AMAZING TONE.

Has great vintage wear but no damage. Feels just right for the period. Small replacement piece of binding on the neck that fits in well with the look.

Vintage era pickup.

Cash and local pickup only.
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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Silvertone 1478 electric guitar in Chicago for $300

This seller is offering a vintage Silvertone 1478 from some time in the mid 1960's for $300.  This one is very similar to the ones St. Vincent plays - she has both a 3 pickup and a two pickup version.  These DeArmond Diamond face pickups sound very nice.  Terrific for Indie and experimental rock. 

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Vintage 1960s Silvertone 1478 electric guitar - $300 (New lenox) hide this posting

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Original not a reissue. Decent shape for its age but has dings and chips on body. Plays nice , missing truss rod cover and two knobs. Email or text only
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Monday, November 13, 2017

Teisco/Kawai Vintage Gold Foil Electric guitar in Hamilton NJ for $170


This model being offered for sale in South NJ is likely a Kawai or maybe a Lafayette but it is still probably from the same Japanese factory as the original Teisco guitars.  The key here is the nice fat neck (with tiny frets) and gold foil pickups.  This model could be from the 60's or early 70's but it shows little to no play wear and a nice overall finish.  Could be a winner for slide akin to an E-100 though this is not a "set neck" guitar.  Worth checking out if you are in the market for something unique and as old as your uncle Bob. - JC

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 Kawai Teisco - ELECTRIC GUITAR - vintage/uncommon w/gold foil pickups - $170 (HAMILTON) hide this posting

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condition: good
make / manufacturer: Kawia Teisco?
model name / number: unknown 
Selling a vintage Japanese made guitar that shows very little wear.

Not marked. Searched hard to find maker and only found one identical guitar online which the seller on Reverb.com identified as Kawai/Teisco manufactured. Can't say definitively who made this one. Found similar ones with Telstar and Arrow brand name but no other identical.

Guitar appears to be all original, untampered with, unmodified, and shows very little wear. If you look close you can see some small nicks and scratches but not bad at all. Neck is straight. No apparent fret wear. Both pickups and all controls working correctly. Seems to stay in tune pretty well- needs new strings as the ones on it currently probably decades old. Distinctive tremolo mechanism, no tremolo bar when found.

Chromed metal pickguard. One tuner is a little bent out of shape but still turns OK, will let buyer address that if they want. Four bolt neck with backplate marked Japan. Thin lightweight body style. Action is pretty low no apparent string buzzing, can probably use a prof. setup and adjustment for maximum return. No case.
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