Vintage American Guitar
The Guitar Community’s Collecting
and Resource Center.
Click Here to receive newsletter, updates, specials, and more.
Is what I want weird? Find out what new guitars or gear (with what features), the community would like to see offered, that’s not out there now.
Vintage Guitar Guest Register
The New American Luthier
From the Magazine, and Resource Center:
The World’s Smallest Pre-War Martin 6-String Guitar
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 Guitar with Tuning Pegs
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 [...]
1920’s and Earlier Martin Guitars – Is it Safe to Use Steel Strings?
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 [...]