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The weeks’s featured instruments – curated by us, from instruments from around the country that are on the market. Contact us for information on the curation process and whether your instrument can be spotlighted here. Instruments on the right are the instruments of interest this week.

The New American Luthier

A look at instruments on the market from top or unique builders that build on the vintage DNA of the great instruments from the golden era of American luthiery. Contact us for information on the curation process. Instruments on the left are the instruments of interest this week.

From the Blog:

The World’s Smallest Pre-War Martin 6-String Guitar

July 29th, 2016|0 Comments

A very rare, prewar Martin, and it’s the smallest pre-war Martin 6 string guitar ever made. It sounds amazing. Imagine if a fine prewar Gibson mandolin and a prewar Martin 6-string guitar had a baby– [...]

  • Setting up and tuning a 19th-century Martin with ivory tuning pegs

Setting Up and Tuning a 19th-century Martin Guitar with Tuning Pegs

July 17th, 2016|0 Comments

Many 19th century Martin Guitars came from the factory with either ivory or ebony tuning pegs, like a violin (as opposed to geared tuners like modern guitars). Early Martins often had ebony pegs. But many [...]

  • 1920s Martin Guitars and Steel Strings

1920’s and Earlier Martin Guitars – Is it Safe to Use Steel Strings?

April 12th, 2016|0 Comments

Can I use steel strings on my vintage Martin guitar (or a guitar I am thinking of buying)? That is one of the most common questions asked, about pre-1930’s Martin guitars and other Jazz [...]

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