It’s a beautiful piece, either as a project for a luthier or lutiher-to-be.
Somewhat the worse for wear though eminently restorable.
A mid-19th century French guitar, probably from the 1840s-50s, with stunningly engraved mother-of-pearl border around the entire top.
You can call it a project.
A fab icon of the Sputnik years.
From the operations of the world's first-known guitar factory.
This has got to be the most perfect non-Martin-made copy of a Martin guitar I’ve ever seen.
Totally coveres in hand-tooled leather. Case too.
No shipping for this one, pick it up in-store only.
Nice and unaltered.
1930s Gibson guitar that got taken overseas during WW II.
An original inlaid fingerboard for a 1930s Gibson RB-1 five-string banjo.
A beautiful instrument with all-solid wood construction.
Made in Brooklyn.
This is one of their better ones.
It’s seen some better days but it is eminently restorable.
This is one of the very last of the beautiful Martin bowl-back mandolins.
Absolutely lovely, elegant yet understated.
Quite nice and quite intact.
One of Martin’s better mandolins of the day.
A little TLC this will make a beautiful, playing instrument.
Nine-string guitar, in the realm of a harp-guitar.
Can’t warp and it can’t rust.
This is the most gorgeous, most elaborately hand-engraved mother-of-pearl inlaid and decorated guitar we have ever come across.
From just-post-Occupied Japan.
With a label inside that reads O. PAGANI & BROS / 289 BLEECKER ST / NEW YORK / FABRICANTI / DI / STRUMENTI / ARMONIOCI.
This is a very hgh-quality, solid guitar from the early 1900s.
Strong and tight in every respect and it is a truly wonderful instrument.
It needs only a new home and a willing participant.
Made at the Madison Prison workshop.
Gorgeous Brazilian rosewood back and sides, a beautiful ultra-fine-grained spruce top, ebony fingerboard & bridge.
By Henry Schatz, an early partner of CF Martin in New York.
An important historical piece, and perhaps as a restoration project.
“Gravé par Thérese”
We have here a gen-you-wine Third Man Brand Zither, in its original box, complete with playing instructions in English and Italian.
This one is quite complete.
With Wm. B. Tilton’s patent “improvement" installed.
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