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McPherson MG4.5XP Koa Guitar

McPherson MG4.5XP KO SR

SN 2413

  • Extremely figured Hawaiin Koa back & sides
  • Red Spruce top
  • Ebony body & soundhole binding
  • Off-set signature soundhole
  • Cantilevered neck
  • Buzz Feiten tuning system
  • 3 alternate saddles included with guitar for various action heights
  • Ebony fretboard with Gold EVO frets
  • Ebony heelcap and tail end wedge
  • Custom LR Baggs active pickup with volume soundhole wheel
  • Ebony bridge with Ebony pins/MOP dots
  • Custom fit Ameritage case with humidity control system
  • Lush sounding guitar with tons of sustain!
Details
Condition: 
New
Price: 
$10,700
Stock: 
Yes
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Lowden Guitar: Pierre Bensusan Old Lady Model

  

Lowden Pierre Bensusan Old Lady Guitar

  • Based on the model O guitar that George first build for Pierre in 1978
  • The last picture below is the Original OLD LADY
  • Ancient Cuban Mahogany back & sides
  • Red Cedar top
  • Soft cutaway
  • Low profile, 5 piece laminated neck of Maple & Mahogany
  • Tortoiseshell colored pickguard inside the case, should you so desire
  • Rosewood headstock faceplate with Mother of Pearl Logo
  • Schaller M-6 gold tuning machines with Ebony buttons
  • Ebony fretboard with Maple & Ebony bindings
  • Figured Maple body bindings
  • Split saddlle, pinless, rosewood bridge
  • Walnut, Rosewood & Maple purflings form the rosette and encircle the top
  • This one has personality right out of the box
  • If you are looking for a guitar to have a relationship with, let us introduce the two of you!
  • Hiscox Lite Flite Case included in our discount price of $6185
Details
Condition: 
New
Price: 
$6185
Stock: 
Yes
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Shanti Guitar:

Used 2001 Shanti SC Guitar

  • Curly Maple Back & sides
  • German Spruce top
  • Gorgeous sunburst top
  • Soft cutaway
  • Laminated Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard with abalone inlays; Ivoroid dove at the 12th fret
  • Brazilian rosewood headstock faceplate
  • Stunning abalone dove headstock inlay
  • Brazilian rosewood bridge wtih ivoroid doves inlaid 
  • Maple purfling with violin lines form the rosette & adorn the top
  • Brazilian rosewood body & fretboard bindings
  • Marquetry back center and tail strip
  • Gold Schaller tuning machines with Ebony buttons
  • Active pickup
  • Near Mint condition
  • Calton flight case included
  • On SALE $6995!

Details
Condition: 
Used
Price: 
$7995 on SALE $6995!
Stock: 
Yes
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Lowden 40th Anniversary S35J Guitar

  

40th Anniversary S35J Lowden Guitar

  • Quarter-sawn, Reclaimed Brazilian Rosewood back & sides
  • AAAA Alpine Spruce Top
  • Hauser pattern Schaller tuning machines with Ebony buttons
  • Slotted headstock with paua shell logo
  • 40th Anniversary inlaid in the back of the headstock
  • 40th mother of pearl inlay on the heel
  • Special, commemorative interior label
  • Soft cutaway
  • Abalone rosette
  • Fishman Matrix Infinity active pickup
  •  3 piece laminated neck
  • A photo journal of the building of this guitar will be part of this package!
  • Custom fit Hiscox case included
  • Free official Lowden leather guitar strap included with this purchase!

Details
Condition: 
SOLD
Price: 
SOLD
Stock: 
SOLD
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Rainsong APLE (Al Pettaway Ltd Ed) Guitar

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APLE (Al Petteway Limited Edition) Guitar

In Stock NOW !

 

I've been traveling with RainSongs for quite a few years now and I've always loved the feel and stability of the instruments. The beauty of the carbon/graphite neck is that I can put the guitars in a lower tuning without the neck relaxing, which means the action stays the same, no matter where it's tuned. Since my standard tuning has become DADGAD over the years, I can count on the guitar responding the way I want it to, whether I use medium or light gauge strings.

For the APLE, I chose the OM size body since it is really the perfect size for solo fingerstyle players. The frequency response is more evenly balanced across the strings and the high strings have a sweetness that doesn't happen with a bigger guitar. It's much easier to mix in an ensemble or duet setting as well. Since I play with my wife Amy White much of the time, we like to set up her guitar to produce the big bass bottom while I fill in more of the mids and highs. It makes for a much cleaner sound.

I like 12-fret necks for a number of reasons. Moving the neck forward by two frets also moves the bridge more into the center of the top, which, to my ear, gives the guitar a bit more sweetness and warmth. Physically, I find it easier to play since I don't have to extend my left arm away from my body as far to get to the lowest frets. In recent years, I've had to deal with arthritis and tendonitis issues in my left shoulder, so a shorter neck really helps me play with less pain

The development of the unidirectional soundboard by RainSong seems to have solved one of the issues that most people have with carbon graphite guitars. By replicating the grain that happens naturally in a piece of wood, this top seems to vibrate more like a wood top, resulting in a bit more of a natural response in the lower frequencies without messing up the balance in the mids and highs. It makes it extremely easy to mic the guitar for live performance or in the recording studio since EQ is not necessary to take any "boom" or "mud" out or to add highs in.

The all-carbon body construction, the OM body shape and the 12-fret neck working together with the unidirectional top produces a clarity that is truly spectacular. This combination has never been available in this size guitar before and I am very excited about it.

The Gotoh SGV510Z tuners are amazing and they make possible a degree of precision tuning that professional and amateur fingerstyle guitarists alike will really appreciate, especially if they use a variety of altered tunings like I do.

The Fishman Prefix system by itself is one of the best sounding under saddle pickups I've ever tried, but I've always felt that amplifying an acoustic guitar in that way alone can't reproduce the sounds we hear acoustically as the result of sound waves moving through the body and out of the sound hole. With the addition of a microphone in the Premium Blend system, you can blend in just enough of the microphone to make it sound and feel more natural. It's also set up so that you can send either a premixed mono signal from the guitar or send the mic and pickup out separately in stereo so that they can each be EQ'd and adjusted independently to sound their best. Many sound engineers prefer two signals because they can send a different mix to the house and monitors if feedback from the mic is an issue. I prefer to blend the two sources on the guitar and send out a mono signal.

I prefer simple decoration on my guitars and always have. I'm also somewhat of a traditionalist when it comes to design. I've wanted RainSong to make a plain fingerboard for many years and I also felt that if they could make it look more like a wooden guitar, it might appeal to more people in the world of fingerstyle guitar. With this new APLE model I got my wishes. The plain fingerboard and simple pinstripe sound hole rosette in place of sharks and fancy abalone seem to be more fitting on a guitar being used in an acoustic setting. And to top it off they've come up with a beautiful tobacco sunburst finish instead of the standard jet black. This guitar looks like a vintage instrument from the audience and I even think that the finish they use to create the sunburst contributes to the tone by making it "rounder" sounding. Of course, that may just be in my head, but I feel like I can hear a difference. I love it when folks come up after a show and say "that guitar sounds great, what kind is it?"

 

Details
Condition: 
New
Price: 
$2499
Stock: 
Yes
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Laurie Williams Used Kiwi Guitar

2005 Laurie Williams Tui Guitar

  • New Zealand flammed Ancient Kauri back & sides
  • New Zealand Kauri Special Grade Top - it glistens !
  • Taraire bindings
  • Tulipwood purflings
  • Soft cutaway
  • Abalone & Tulipwood rosette
  • Ebony fretboard with purfling lines
  • 5 piece laminated Ancient Kauri neck
  • Kauri headstock faceplate with Abalone logo
  • The headstock is bound, as is the fretboard
  • Antique bronze Gotoh 510 tuning machines with Ebonoid buttons
  • A truly magical guitar with the purest of tones
  • Near Mint condition
  • Custom Ameritage case included

Details
Condition: 
Used
Price: 
$6995
Stock: 
Yes
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Ribbecke Halfing Custom built by Tom Ribbecke

 

Pin Bridge Ribbecke Halfling Guitar

  • This guitar was built at Tom's private shop
  • This is a rare bird in that in addition to the above it has a bridge with bridge pins, unlike the regular issue Halflings
  • Even more unique ~ it has Brazilian Rosewood back & sides
  • German Spruce top under a light sunburst
  • Venetian cutaway
  • Curly Koa headstock, fretboard and body bindings
  • Front, back & side purflings
  • Ebony fretboard with purfling lines
  • Ebony bridge with Ebony pins/abalone dots
  • Hand-Carved top on the treble side, that becomes almost flat on the bass side
  • Off-set soundhole, bound in Ebony
  • 1/4" gold jack in the tail, serving as stap button 
  • Gold Schaller tuning machines with Ebony buttons
  • Ebony headstock faceplate with MOP logo and decorative inlay
  • Pleasing Bass and symphonic trebles
  • Near Mint condition
  • OHSC (Black Cedar Creek) included

NOW  $11,495 !!

Details
Condition: 
Used
Price: 
$12,500 on SALE $11,495!
Stock: 
Yes
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RainSong CO-WS1000N2 Graphite Guitar

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Rainsong Graphite Guitar: Model CO-WS1000N2

  • All Graphite back & sides
  • All Graphite Unidirectional Carbon soundboard 
  • No braces in the body or top
  • Stunning, wide abalone rosette
  • Soft cutaway
  • Fishman Prefix plus T active pickup system with onboard controls
  • Custom Shark fretboard inlays
  • Tusq nut, saddle and bridge pins
  • Chrome Gotoh tuning machines
  • SKB case with embossed brand logo

The Concert Series is all about Warm Tone. These are the lightest soundboards built by RainSong using unidirectional carbon. Unidirectional carbon mimics the tight grain of a fine spruce soundboard. Thus, it is not surprising that this line produces a warmer tone.

The WS is a wonderfully versatile guitar. Combining the best qualities of large and small bodied guitars, this body shape is ideally suited for a variety of musical situations. A large, deep chamber gives the WS strong projection and rich bass. The narrow waist and tight upper bout allow for a ringing treble, good balance and clear definition of individual notes. Overall, the WS is impeccably balanced. The shapely curves and light weight make the WS a comfortable guitar to cradle or stand with. The extra deep cutaway encourages playing up the fretboard.

The N2 neck is a result of an extensive, long-term collaboration with the renowned artist Steve Miller and master luthier John Bolin. The neck design is based on a modified "U" profile that has been popular in guitars since the 1950s. The N2 features a truss rod that is accessible from the head stock. Graphite does not warp or bow with changes in humidity and temperature. The purpose of a truss rod in the N2 is to allow customization of the relief to suit individual preferences.

Details
Condition: 
New
Price: 
$2499
Stock: 
Yes
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Used Blanchard Bristlecone Guitar

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Used 2005 Blanchard Bristlecone Guitar

  • Madagascar Rosewood back & sides
  • European Spruce top
  • Venetian cutaway
  • Macassar Ebony ComfyCorner
  • Macassar Ebony bindings
  • Ebony fretboard and bridge
  • Madagascar rosewood rosette
  • Bookmatched Madagascar Rosewood headstock faceplate
  • Unique Macassar Ebony "B" headstock logo
  • Gold Schaller mini tuning machines with Ebony buttons
  • Strap lock system, and the previous owner has included his strap with the system intact
  • This guitar has some honest wear from play, (mostly on the top) but is sound and ready to make more music
  • Custom fit Brown Alligator Cedar Creek case
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NOW $4995 !!

Details
Condition: 
Used
Price: 
$5995 on SALE $4995 !
Stock: 
Yes
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2009 Kathy Wingert F Cutaway Guitar

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Used 2009 Wingert model F Guitar

 

  • RARE, Quartersawn Brazilian Rosewood back & sides with nice "spider web" figure
  • Swiss Spruce top
  • Venetian cutaway
  • Top ergonomic Bevel
  • Figured Koa body bindings and bevel
  • Ebony fretboard outlined with blue paua purflings
  • Custom Jimmi Wingert rosette with matching 12th fret inlay in blue paua
  • Blue paua headstock trim, top trim, and end wedge accents
  • Cosmo Black Gotoh 510 tuning machines with Ebonoid buttons
  • Clear pickguard
  • Paua back center strip
  • 5 piece laminated mahogany neck
  • K & K pure western mini pickup
  • Fossilized Ivory nut, saddle, bridge & strap pins
  • White granite Calton flight case with blue interior
  • This is a premo, world class instrument with ultra fine woods; Near Mint!
  • An opportunity not to be missed!
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Condition: 
Used
Price: 
Inquire
Stock: 
Yes
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