Guitars, ukuleles and amps for sale!
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2015 Martin 000-18e, excellent!
Martin’s iconic 000-18 goes back a long way, all the way to 1934, and for good reason. Very comfortable to hold and play – smaller than a dreadnought or jumbo – with a shallower body than its bigger cousins and a shorter scale length, it still delvers plenty of punch and the even, smooth sound that Martin mahogany bodied guitars are famous for; although it holds its own when strummed and has plenty of volume, it really excels for finger-style play. This model is rare and very special with both traditional features, some of which have been updated and improved, plus modern electronics. Part of the “re-imagined” series from Martin, in contrast to earlier versions it features scalloped braces and an ebony fingerboard and bridge, plus genuine bone nut and saddle. The result is more resonance and gorgeous understated looks. The most attractive feature is certainly the very special quarter-sawn solid mahogany back, one of the most beautifully figured sets I have ever seen. The top is solid Sitka spruce and the neck (with Modified Low Oval profile and 1 ¾” nut width for easy playing) is also mahogany. The electronic package is the Fishman Aura F1, which features a wide variety of controls and blending of the acoustic “image” contained in the unit and an on-board pick-up. This 000-18e Retro was made in 2015 and the guitar is in almost perfect condition showing virtually no play wear of any kind. Includes its original high-quality Martin hardshell case in excellent condition. The action is low, fast and comfortable. I upgraded the bridge pins to Colosi bone pins with abalone inlay. Its original list price was $3599 and I am offering this superb, classic mahogany bodied Martin for only $1995. Images below.
ACUS OneforStrings 8 Amplifier
Plainly and simply put, this is absolutely the best sounding amplifier designed for acoustic guitar (and other acoustic instruments) I have ever heard. While not as well known in this country as some other brands, discerning and demanding professionals have turned to the ACUS line-up of superb amplifiers for many years both here and abroad. Hand constructed in Italy using absolutely the best components, the ACUS OneforStrings 8 not only delivers the purest, most natural acoustic sound on the market, it is a thing of beauty featuring a cabinet made of multi ply birch, hand rubbed to a beautiful sheen. The specifics are very impressive, to say the least. Delivering 200 watts or power through a custom designed 8” woofer and a compressor-type tweeter, its gorgeous sound will fill any small to medium sized room with ease. It is really a small PA system, with four inputs (two line/mic, with 48v phantom power for condenser mics; one line input, ¼ stereo input), 4-band EQ, individual volume and gain, master volume, 8 reverb effects (with output blend for each channel, plus master control), headphone jack, effects send, master send, impedance switching. Weighing only 28 pounds it will not break your back when loading out after a gig, either! This amp is my “back up” unit as I own another and was concerned about being able to get another if one was to fail – which it never has! Recently I purchased the model 8’s Big Brother, the ACUS OneforStrings AD, only because I wanted a couple more inputs, so I really don’t need two of the model 8’s, which is why I’m selling this one. ACUS products are very difficult to find in this country as the company only constructs a very few each year, totally by hand. The model 8, when you can find one, sells for $1295. This one, which is in perfect condition and includes a custom-made cover that I had a small amp cover company make for me at a cost of $90, is available from me for only $750. Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati…Italians take great pride in hand-made products that not only perform better than anything in their class but are also beautiful objects, almost works of art, and that pride is clearly on full display in this superb acoustic amplifier. Images below.
Yamaha FG-830 w/upgrades
I bought this guitar for myself about a year and a half ago as a “travel guitar” when I wanted a good quality instrument to play on a long road trip. To say that it exceeded my expectations would be a gross understatement! I played it for some very critical musician friends and one of them said, “There is no way a guitar for that price should sound anywhere near as good as that!” I couldn’t agree more. In fact, it is the best sounding and easiest playing dreadnought size guitar I’ve ever heard or played for less than $1000! I had my regular guitar tech install a K&K passive pick-up (my favorite!) and it sounds fantastic amplified, too. This FG-830 has a solid spruce top with scalloped braces, nato back and sides, rosewood fingerboard and bridge, “antiqued” off-white binding on the body and neck, high quality enclosed tuning machines, and beautiful inlaid abalone around the sound hole. The neck measure 1.69” at the nut (which is bone) and with a slightly rolled edge and low oval profile, plus action set low it plays like a dream. Sold nationally (without a case or electronics) for $319, I am offering this perfect condition FG-830 with a high quality padded gig bag and the K&K pick-up (upgrades worth $200) for only $295. Perfect for the serious recreational player or even a professional looking for a gig-ready guitar that you won’t have to worry about, I promise you absolutely will not find a better sounding or easier playing full size guitar for three or even four times that price!
Sigma OM model steel string w/extras!
An exceptional value in the comfortable OM size (Orchestra Model). Spruce top, mahogany back, sides and neck, rosewood fingerboard and bridge, adjustable truss rod, high quality tuning machines, full gloss finish. Package includes high quality Alvarez padded gig bag w/compartments and shoulder straps; Snark clip-on digital tuner; strap; picks. Only $250 w/2-year manufacturer's warranty.
Sigma Dreadnought w/Alvarez padded gig bag
Huge sound, easy playing Dreadnought (Jumbo) steel string. Spruce top, mahogany back, sides and neck, rosewood fingerboard and bridge, adjustable truss rod, high quality tuning machines, full gloss finish. Package includes high quality Alvarez padded gig bag w/compartments and shoulder straps; Snark clip-on digital tuner; strap; picks. Only $275 w/2-year manufacturer's warranty.
Austin Dreadnought w/Alvarez padded gig bag
Value packed Austin Dreadnought, excellent set-up, great sound, hand-rubbed matte finish. Spruce top, mahogany back, sides and neck, rosewood fingerboard and bridge, adjustable truss rod, high quality tuning machines, Package includes high quality Alvarez padded gig bag w/compartments and shoulder straps; Snark clip-on digital tuner; strap; picks. Only $225 w/2-year manufacturer's warranty.
Austin Classical Guitar w/Alvarez padded gig bag
Nylon string classical guitar, great sound, easy playing. Spruce top, mahogany back, sides and neck, rosewood fingerboard and bridge, adjustable truss rod, high quality tuning machines, Package includes high quality Alvarez padded gig bag w/compartments and shoulder straps; Snark clip-on digital tuner; strap. Only $195 w/2-year manufacturer's warranty.
Alvarez hollow body AAT25/TSB
If you're into blues, country, jazz or classic rock this very cool Alvarez hollow body is right up your (back) alley! Now discontinued, this guitar is a faithful reproduction of the classic Gibson ES 125. It features a gorgeous tobacco sunburst, high gloss finish with mahogany back and sides, maple top, mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard, adjustable floating bridge with individual saddles, great sounding Duncan-design P-90 pickup, tone and volume controls and beautiful pearl inlay on the headstock and neck. This is a brand new guitar, made better! I found the string spacing on the 1 11/16" nut to be too tight so I had my regular guitar tech make a new bone nut with better spacing. Combined with perfect, low action and the shallow body design this makes this guitar play like butter and is oh ao comfortable to hold. Sold with original, custom hardshell case, I am offering this great hollow body electric for only $595, half of its original list price.
Ukuleles for sale!
In the past few years many people have discovered the ease and pure fun of playing the ukulele. In standard tuning, ukes share many of the same chord shapes as the guitar so guitarists find they can play songs almost from moment one and novices succeed with relative ease due to the instrument only having four strings (nylon or fluorocarbon based - much easier on the finger tips than steel) and the instrument is also perfect for youngsters because the frets are much closer together than the guitar. Factor in relatively low cost, and if you haven't already - join the Uke Revolution! The sound is guaranteed to make you grin!
Diamond Head mahogany concert size ukulele
(5/15/2020 - temporarily Out of Stock)
Here is a great quality mahogany uke that is very affordable, with no sacrifice in quality or sound. The Diamond Head concert size ukulele features reliable geared, gold-tone tuners, mahogany body and neck, rosewood fingerboard and bridge, and mother of pearl neck inlays. It sounds sweet and mellow and plays easily. Nylon gig bag included. I am selling this brand new Diamond Head concert-size uke for only $59. (Ukulele straps and strings also available, scroll down)
Diamond Head mahogany tenor size ukulele
Tenor ukuleles are known for their slightly deeper sound and are often preferred by men or anyone with wider fingers - the frets are slightly farther apart than the concert size, making fretting and playing easier. This tenor uke from Diamond head is mahogany with a rosewood fingerboard and bridge. It features high quality tuning machines and is set up with Aquila brand strings. The sound is excellent and the set-up is perfect. Brand new, sold with a nylon carry bag. $89.95
Premium Guitar Accessories!
I am constantly on the lookout for premium guitar accessories. Some of what you'll find here are products that are not generally available, made by smaller companies committed to making the best products in their field. Some are items that I endorse as being the best product of its type after using many similar products. Everything you'll see below was carefully chosen. I use these products myself and I am very picky (pun intended!) to say the least and I believe in them 100%. Please use my contact page for information on shipping. All payments are via Pay Pal with no fees to the buyer. Flat rate shipping (U.S. addresses only) of $6.95 for all products below regardless of the size of the order.
Music Nomad Guitar Care Products
Music Nomad products are made by a small company in California and they have gained a reputation among professionals and guitar enthusiasts for making some of the most innovative and high quality guitar care products on the market. I use many of them and love the results! Biodegradable and environmentally friendly - no fluorocarbon propellents, no silicone.
Music Nomad Soundhole Humitar
A properly humidified acoustic guitar is essential to avoid cracks, bridge detachment and other nasty issue, not to mention the best possible sound. The Music Nomad soundhole humidfier is the best of its type on the market. Easy to use - slips between the strings, which hold it in place. Easy to open and close compared to similar products and the sponge holds 10 times its weight in water. I consider this an absolute necessity and the cheapest insurance against structural disasters you can buy! Distilled water recommended but not required. $15.00
The Guitar One for Gloss Finishes
This clear spray-on polish and cleaner for gloss finishes is what I use on all my guitars, including some very expensive models as it is perfectly safe for all finishes, including nitrocellulose. Produces a dazzling and extremely durable shine while removing finger smudges and other substances. Quick and easy to use - spray on, use a clean, dry cloth to remove and polish. Highly, highly recommended! $12.00
Guitar Detailer for Matte and Gloss Finishes
This is your choice if you have a guitar with a matte/open pore finish or need to do a thorough cleaning of your gloss instrument. More of a cleaner than a polish, it will remove finger grime and restore your guitar to its original pristine condition. Smells great too! $10.00
Music Nomad Pro Strength Guitar Polish
Have a major restoration project on tap? This is the stuff you need! It's a thicker liquid than the other Music Nomad polishes and cleaners. Silicone and wax free. Use sparingly with a bit of "elbow grease" and using clean clothes you will restore that old, road-worn guitar to what it once was. Not recommended for use on fretboards. Removes dirt and grime and also oxidation on metal parts. For use on gloss instruments. $10.00
Music Nomad Tune-It Nut and Saddle Lubricator
Do your strings get "bound up" in the nut or where they cross the saddle and make a "ping" sound when you're tuning? Does it seem impossible to get a string perfectly in tune without it slipping sharp or flat? Here's the solution. This product is applied to the nut slots and along the top of the saddle when you change strings. A gentle and benign lubricant keeps your string slipping smoothly through the nut and over the saddle. Use a tiny bit with every string change and those frustrating tuning issues will disappear. Also reduces string breakage! $12.00
Music Nomad F-One Fretboard Oil & Conditioner
The absolute best fretboard oil on the market! Many other similar products contain lemon oil, which can actually dry out a wooden fretboard over time, the very thing you're trying to avoid! Music Nomad fretboard oil contains all natural oils and no petroleum based substances. Use just a bit once or twice a year, applied with a clean cloth and then polish and your fretboard will look and feel great, and cracks won't be an issue. $9.00
Founded by guitar designer and professional musician Greg Bennett in 1999, Franklin straps are made in the USA and designed to be the most comfortable, functional and handsome straps available anywhere. "The Soft Strap" is their calling card - made with the highest quality leather and fabrics you will feel like you're putting on well worn and loved garment from the first moment you sling your guitar over your shoulder. I've tried dozens of guitar straps over the years and these are the best on the market as far as I'm concerned - and I'm confident you'll feel that way, too!
5/16/2020: All Franklin Straps on sale for a limited time, 25% off!
5/16/2020: All Franklin Straps on sale for a limited time, 25% off!
Suede w/ Hitch weave
This model is 2.5" in width and measures 55". Totally adjustable and oh so comfortable, especially if you play bass or use a heavier acoustic or electric guitar. Velvety soft and supple double layer suede with very attractive Southwestern hitch weave decoration. Available in Honey Tan or Black. $38.00
Ball Glove leather strap w/buckskin backing
Remember the feel and smell of your favorite baseball glove after years of loving use? That's what you'll find in this strap. Measures 2.5" wide and 52" long, totally adjustable. The rich, textured Caramel Leather top layer is backed by soft and supple buckskin. Gold stitching. Super comfortable and beautiful to see. $30.00
Double Sided Cotton Aztec Design Strap
A gorgeous Aztec inspired color design top and durable, non-slip woven cotton backing with genuine soft leather ends, this 2" wide by 52" long strap is not only comfortable and durable but is a real eye-catcher with bold natural-dye colors, Set yourself apart visually with this fine strap. $26.00
Retro Brocade Weave Cotton Strap
Back in the good old days of folk music in 60s we all used woven straps that looked similar to these models from Franklin but they couldn't compare to what you'll see here. The top layer of beautiful brocade woven cotton is backed by soft but durable woven cotton and the ends are genuine soft, textured black leather - a huge improvement over the vinyl ends you'll find on most retro-style straps. Available in turquoise/gold and red/bronze. 2" wide, 59" long, totally adjustable. $18.00
Woven Cotton Strap w/embossed leather ends
Here's Franklin's basic cotton strap but in some ways it's not basic at all! 2" in width and 59" in length (totally adjustable) it is a soft but extremely durable strap with very attractive embossed leather ends - no vinyl here as you'll find on just about all other "economy" straps from other makers. Available in Black or Chocolate Brown. $17.00
Brocade Cotton Ukulele Strap
While some uke players still prefer to tuck their instrument under their arm when they play, most players eventually realize that using a strap just makes more sense. Made of brocade cotton with wide plastic clip that goes under and around the instrument and up into the uke's sound hole after the strap is looped around the neck it measures 24" in length and it adjustable. High quality, comfortable cotton in Red Jacquard color. $16.00
Alvarez padded gig bags
There are plenty of gig bags on the market these days but they are definitely NOT all created equal! Some are thin and offer little protection; some have zippers that fail almost immediately; some have very little storage for books, straps and other gear. Those that do all those things right tend to be very expensive. I selected this bag because it has 15mm of foam padding plus interior foam blocks to protect the neck and the bottom of your guitar, robust and dependable zippers, two large exterior compartments, shoulder straps for easy carrying, and the rip stop nylon shell is both waterproof and super durable. You could find gig bags that cost two or three times as much that have these features but you won't find one for only $45, which is my price. Available in standard size for 000, OM, classical or smaller guitars, and jumbo size for dreadnoughts and other large guitars. I'e used this gig bag on long trips in my truck and easily brought it on airplanes to stow in overhead bins. Just a great product at an amazing price.
G7 Nashville Capo
The G7 company makes many types of capos but this may be their best value. The Nashville Capo is a clamp-type, similar to the popular Kyser but I feel it's superior in a few ways. It is slightly less bulky than the Kyser, the spring mechanism holds securely but will not affect the tuning and I feel the tone achieved with the rubber that is used is better than what you'll hear with the Kyser and similar brands. Lifetime warranty. $21.95
Snark SN-2 All-Instrument tuner
Snark tuners are just about everywhere in the guitar playing world these days but they are NOT all the same. I've owned and used all of them and have concluded that the SN-2 is the best of the bunch. It is quick and accurate and compared to some of the other models it is very easy to hold and squeeze into place. Some of the models have a slick surface that makes this annoying at times. Plus, being calibrated for a wider range of instruments I'm convinced its accuracy is superior no matter which string instrument you play. Yes, it costs a couple dollars more than the lesser models but you WILL recognize and appreciate the difference immediately. $19.95
Guitar and Ukulele Strings
There are hundreds and hundreds of choices in guitar strings. I will only list a few - on purpose. I've tried dozens of brands, varieties and gauges and these are my favorites. While I may add more as times goes by, you can rest assured these strings are tested and proven, offering superior sound, durability and longevity.
Martin Clapton's Choice Phosphor Bronze Strings
I just keep coming back to these strings! They sound great on both rosewood and mahogany guitars, last for a long time and are durable. Available in light or medium gauge - please specify. (I use the lights on all my guitars). $8.95
Martin Authentic Acoustic 80/20 Bronze Strings
These are Martin's new version of their premier Marquis strings. They still have thread wrapped ball ends to protect the bridge but now have a slightly different formula to prevent corrosion and last longer. Slightly softer to the touch than other strings from Martin, they are very comfortable to play and are equally appropriate for strumming or finger-style playing. 80/20 Bronze is slightly brighter than the standard 92/8 phosphor bronze varieties - if you have a guitar that is a bit bass heavy or lacks resonance, these strings will help improve the overall sound of your instrument. Available in light gauge. $9.95
Aquila Nylgut Ukulele Strings
THE standard premium strings for ukuleles. Made in Italy, these special formula nylon strings are made to break in quickly and last for a long, long time. I offer only the unwrapped versions (most popular) in soprano, concert, tenor and baritone ukulele lengths and gauges. $8.95 for any size!
Virtual Yard Sale!!
All gear below offered "as is", please read descriptions carefully. Actual shipping charges will be added or pick up at my studio. Check back often as more gear is listed all the time!
Contraras Nylon String Guitar, made in Spain
Contraras classical guitar. Made in Madrid, Spain. Unknown age but appears to be at least 30 years old. Sounds great but action is high beyond the 5th fret (neck is straight however). New strings, sold with old chipboard case in fair condition. Would make an excellent restoration project, no other issues. Overall condition is 5/10.
Now only $25!!! With a bit of work this genuine Spanish classical guitar would be a great investment and it sounds great already!!
Now only $25!!! With a bit of work this genuine Spanish classical guitar would be a great investment and it sounds great already!!
K&M Ipad mic stand holder
Fits standard size IPads, perfect condition, with angle adjustment function. $10
Grover Rotomatic 102C tuners
The standard enclosed gear tuner on many premium guitars from Martin, Taylor, Gibson and others for many decades. This set is brand new, from a Martin that I bought but preferred single gear machines (mostly for the vintage look!) so I swapped then out. Perfect condition, all bushings, washers and screws included. Selling for only $20, less than half the cost if bought as a replacement tuner from a dealer. Excellent quality, 18-1 gear ratio,
DigiTech FS3X footswitch
Works with all DigiTech pedals including Jamman looper. Brand new, never used. $10