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  1. Weber Bitterroot F4 Octave Mandolin - F Style - Oval Hole

    Weber Bitterroot F4 Octave Mandolin - F Style - Oval Hole

    £4,450.00
     
    In stock
    A beautiful F4 style octave mandolin with hand graduated spruce top and solid mahogany back and sides. It as a 20" scale length and 1 3/8" nut with a traditional Brekke bridge giving excellent playability. The top is bound, the fretboard is radiussed and bound ebony and it has a solid/cast stainless steel tailpiece, dual action truss rod, Grover tuners, Celtic knot and 'Weber' headstock design and a custom hard case.

    Wonderful deep and full tone, fantastic warmth and resonance with well defined basses, complex mids and clear, ringing trebles and with the 20" scale it plays very easily.


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  2. Weber Bitterroot A5 Octave Mandolin - A Style - F Hole

    Weber Bitterroot A5 Octave Mandolin - A Style - F Hole

    £3,895.00
     
    In stock
    Fantastic rich and full sounding octave mandolin with 20" scale making it very easy to play. It has great resonance and warmth and depth of tone with excellent definition and projection from the lowest to highest notes.

    A5 style octave mandolin with hand graduated spruce top and solid mahogany back and sides. 20" scale length and 1 3/8" nut with a traditional Brekke bridge (adjustable under tension). The top is bound, the fretboard is radiussed and bound ebony and it has a solid/cast stainless steel tailpiece, dual action truss rod, Grover tuners, Celtic knot and 'Weber' headstock design and a custom hard case.




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  3. Weber Bitterroot F5 Octave Mandolin - F Style - F Hole

    Weber Bitterroot F5 Octave Mandolin - F Style - F Hole

    £4,795.00
     
    In stock
    A beautiful F5 style octave mandolin with hand graduated spruce top and solid mahogany back and sides. It as a 20" scale length and 1 3/8" nut with a traditional Brekke bridge giving excellent playability. The top is bound, the fretboard is radiussed and bound ebony and it has a solid/cast stainless steel tailpiece, dual action truss rod, Grover tuners, Celtic knot and 'Weber' headstock design and a custom hard case.

    It is tone bar braced so there is none of that floppiness common to flat top octave mandolins. It has great power and definition with plenty of character and depth of tone and excellent projection. With a 20" scale it is very easy to play.


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  4. Clark Guitar Bodied Octave Mandolin (GoM)

    Clark Guitar Bodied Octave Mandolin (GoM)

    Out of stock
    Gorgeous sunburst guitar bodied octave mandolin, 20.25" scale, ebony tailpiece, bound ebony pickguard, ebony bridge, Adirondack Spruce top and Red Maple back and sides, bound in ivoroid with black/white purfling, varnish finish, abalone and MoP headstock inlay and it comes in a custom Ameritage case.

    The jazz guitar bodied octave mandolin seems to be the way to go, it has magical qualities, bass that I've not heard in other octaves, it is well defined and solid, if you like your octave mandolins jangly this is not for you. If you like a strong bass and lots of deep warm sound with great definition and projection it is perfect.


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  5. Bowerman Guitar Bodied Octave Mandolin

    Bowerman Guitar Bodied Octave Mandolin

    Out of stock
    Another gorgeous octave mandolin from Jayson, this is my third, the first two sold very quickly.

    It has unbelievable solid and well defined warm bass notes, fantastic rich and complex mids and full/clear trebles. None of that muddiness common to flat-top octave mandolins here, it has definition and projection a plenty and it plays beautifully.

    Sitka top, rosewood back and sides, mahogany neck, 24" scale and a hardshell case.

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  6. Capek A4 Basic Octave Mandolin (used)

    Capek A4 Basic Octave Mandolin (used)

    Out of stock
    Rosta is the man for getting great bass from a mandolin and that's what you want from an octave mandolin. This beauty in spruce and flamed maple with a twenty two and three quarters inch scale length has a very strong but controlled bass with fantastic warm and vibrant mids and clear ringing trebles. Many octave mandolins suffer from muddiness, not this one, the balance and projection is amazing and it plays like a dream and sounds fantastic acoustic and plugged in. With case.

    In excellent condition with a few surface marks.

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  7. Weber Bitterroot A5 - A Style - F Hole

    Weber Bitterroot A5 - A Style - F Hole

    Out of stock
    Beautiful A5 Bitterroot with flame maple back and sides, spruce top, radiussed ebony fretboard and Brekke bridge, tone bar braced, 1 1/8" nut width, cast Weber stainless steel tailpiece, nickel Grover tuners, dual action adjustable truss rod and custom hard case. The Bitterroot is our best selling F5 and this gem sounds just as good for quite a lot less, lacking what the Americans call a thousand dollar strap hanger but nothing else, it has huge volume and clarity making it a bluegrass monster, but with depth and subtlety too for other styles, a great sounding and looking mandolin at a great price.

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  8. Weber Bitterroot A4 - A Style - Oval Hole

    Weber Bitterroot A4 - A Style - Oval Hole

    £3,350.00
     
    In stock
    Beautiful A4 Bitterroot with flame maple back and sides, spruce top, bound soundhole, radiussed ebony fretboard and Brekke bridge, 1 1/8" nut width, cast Weber stainless steel tailpiece, nickel Grover tuners, dual action adjustable truss rod and custom hard case.

    Fantastic full and rich sound with warm and deep bass notes, sweet mids and clear trebles. The Bitterroot range represent great value from Weber and always have a very sweet and mellow tone, not Ideal for bluegrass but perfect for everything else.

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  9. Weber Bitterroot F5 - F Style - F Hole

    Weber Bitterroot F5 - F Style - F Hole

    Out of stock
    Another gorgeous Bitterroot F5 with solid spruce top, solid flamed maple back and sides, all hand carved in Bend Oregon US of A and tone bar braced with a matte finish. It features a radiussed and bound ebony fretboard, Grover tuners, solid/cast tailpiece and the amazing ebony Brekke bridge that enables action adjustments while under full string tension! It has a very open sound, deep and warm basses, rich, vibrant mids and sweet, clean trebles. Great chop and cut for bluegrass with depth and resonance for other styles. I think this is about the best value F5 that I regularly have in stock. With a Weber hardshell case.

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  10. Weber Yellowstone A4 Octave Mandolin - A Style - Oval Hole

    Weber Yellowstone A4 Octave Mandolin - A Style - Oval Hole

    Out of stock
    A beautiful octave mandolin from the Weber team. In the gorgeous honey and tortoise finish with Adirondack/red spruce top, ebony radiussed fretboard, ebony traditional Brekke bridge, it has a 20" scale and 1 15/32" nut width. It's a dream to play with incredible deep and warm basses, rich and sweet mids and clear/well defined trebles. With hard case.

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  11. Old Wave Guitar Bodied Octave Mandolin (GoM)

    Old Wave Guitar Bodied Octave Mandolin (GoM)

    £4,395.00
     
    In stock
    Another amazing octave mandolin from Bill. Colorado engelmann spruce top (milled 1997) with red spruce spruce x bracing, Vermont mamaple (milled 2006) 2 piece back, 16" radius macassar ebony fretboard, bridge, pickguard, and peghead veneer, ivoroid celluloid binding, abalone position dots and wave inlay, 1 3/8 bison bone nut, grover tuners, sunburst lacquer finish over shella, Mangan custom 48-34-23-13 strings, tweed hardshell case.

    I have only ever owned two octave mandolins personally, both made by Mr. Bussmann.To use one of my favourite cliches again it sounds as good as it looks. Well defined bass (not a common feature on octave mandolins) with depth and resonance, warm and complex mids with clear and strong trebles... fantastic.

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  12. Northfield Octave Mandolin in Maple

    Northfield Octave Mandolin in Maple

    £4,975.00
     
    In stock
    With a 22" scale length this is a very easy playing octave mandolin. The tone is rich and full with great projection.

    Here is what Northfield have to say about it.

    In creating our octave mandolin, we’ve pulled together a variety of specs and influences to create something with a unique voice and aesthetic. We found inspiration in vintage archtop and tenor guitars.

    The ergonomics and size of the instrument needed to be considered carefully to not only ensure incredible sound, but also be comfortable for a mandolin player—this was often overlooked when it came to guitar bodied octave mandolins. The scale length and fretting hand stretch is always a consideration with octave mandolins, but equally important for comfortable playing is how the right arm reaches around the body of the instrument. The dimensions and flat back of our octave mandolin body yield something quite different than what is found on the market today.

    As a reference we looked at C2 and C4 Martin guitars from the 1930s—these instruments were archtop guitars based on the body frame of a flat top guitar. We were able to get our hands on two original tops which had been removed from these Martin models by our good friend Joe Konkoly, head of the world renowned Elderly Instruments repair shop. Joe is a master luthier specializing in large jobs like converting the 30’s era Martin archtops to flattops as desired by many modern day players. While the Martin archtops are largely overlooked amongst other vintage examples, we recognized some very unique and desirable design qualities. They had a very unusual geometry to the arching of the top as well as the graduation. This arching, particularly the high peak of the arch running down the center of the instrument, yields a vibrant high end frequency response quite suitable for the octave mandolin. Increasing the volume of the instrument while keeping the balance and the articulation across all the strings was very important to us.

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  13. Weber Vintage A Octave Mandolin - Oval Hole - K&K Pickup (used)

    Weber Vintage A Octave Mandolin - Oval Hole - K&K Pickup (used)

    Out of stock
    Gorgeous distressed finish Vintage A octave mandolin in excellent condition, 22" inch scale with original case. Hand graduated spruce top and solid flamed maple back and sides. The top, back, neck and headstock are bound, the fretboard is radiussed ebony and it has a solid/cast stainless steel tailpiece, dual action truss rod, Grover tuners, 'The Weber' and flowerpot headstock inlay.

    From Acoustic reviewer Steve Bennett. "It has a very rich tone with fantastic clarity and beautiful sustain with that elusive vintage old time tone. Warmth and clarity in one package, hard to beat." With the K&K pickup it sounds just as good plugged in.


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  14. Eastman 305 Octave Mandolin - A Style - F Hole

    Eastman 305 Octave Mandolin - A Style - F Hole

    Out of stock
    Free UK mainland delivery. £749, including pro set-up.

    Classic Eastman tone and build quality with a satin finish, solid-cast tailpiece and a gigbag. It has a 21" scale length and plays beautifully.

    Unbelievable value, solid spruce, hand carved top, solid maple (hand carved) back and sides, unbound back. Great tone, solid bass notes, rich mids, clear trebles.

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  15. Eastman MDC 805 Mandocello

    Eastman MDC 805 Mandocello

    Out of stock
    £2079, free UK mainland delivery, including pro set-up.

    Oval or f hole for a mandocello? It would seem logical that a cello would be better with oval holes given that bass and resonance is the point of a cello. I was surprised when I visited Bill Bussmann to hear the incredible bass from his jazz guitar bodied, f hole, octave mandolin, so surprised that I insisted he sell it to me! Not being a jazz fan I have never understood the sound of a jazz guitar, I just don't get it or particularly like it. It's the last thing I would have thought would produce a bassy and resonant larger mandolin family instrument, but is does! ... end of long story.... This Eastman cello proves the theory that somehow a jazz guitar body produces a deep and resonant sound. It has incredible warm and dark basses with rich and thick resonance, it plays easily and is a very fine mandocello. Comes with hardshell case.

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  16. Martin 5-17T Tenor acoustic guitar 1932

    Martin 5-17T Tenor acoustic guitar 1932

    Out of stock
    Wonderful Martin 5-17T Tenor Guitar 1932. All original with banjo tuners and 'Earl Mead's Hawaiians' case.

    It arrived with CGDA tuning (the same as a mandola) but to me it sounded much better with a new set of strings in GDAE (octave mandolin) tuning. It has a very loud and full tone with lots of warmth and depth.

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  17. Gibson F4 1912 Mandolin (used)

    Gibson F4 1912 Mandolin (used)

    Out of stock
    1912 Gibson F4 with the wonderful Handel tuners. Red sunburst finish, bound 2-point body, carved spruce top, oval soundhole, triple ring rosette, fantastic flamed maple back and sides, later, adjustable ebony bridge, original tailpiece and cover and original case.

    This is a LOUD one and with mojo a plenty, similar to the one I sold to Peggy of the Fairports (see above). It has the classic F4 teens sound with amazing depth and resonance and lots of that full and warm tone. All present and correct, no issues. It plays beautifully all the way up the neck with low action.

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  18. Gibson F4 1921 Mandolin (used)

    Gibson F4 1921 Mandolin (used)

    Out of stock
    This 1921 F4 is has been around to block a few times, but has a great tone. It has a pre 1922 neck with a truss-rod  installed and an adjustable bridge. The lower part of the pre 1922 flower pot inlay is covered by a nickel  truss-rod cover. It is all original except the bridge and it is structurally sound with no issues. Modern fiberglass case.

    It plays beautifully and has great volume and the deep and resonant tone so beloved of these old Gibsons.


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  19. Gibson F4 1915 Mandolin (used)

    Gibson F4 1915 Mandolin (used)

    Out of stock
    1915 Gibson F4 with the wonderful Handel tuners. Red sunburst finish, bound 2-point body, carved spruce top, oval soundhole, triple ring rosette, fantastic one piece flamed maple back and sides, bridge (with later insert instead of the individual pieces) and later bone nut (the original pearl nut is in the case), original tailpiece and cover, pickguard and clamp and case.

    This one is in very fine condition with no issues whatsoever, ready and willing to go on for another century or two. It has the typical teens Gibson oval hole tone with very deep and rich bass notes, warm and full mids and clear/ringing trebles.. magic. And with the current pound/dollar exchange rate it is at a very good price.

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  20. Capek F4 Basic 2003 (used)

    Capek F4 Basic 2003 (used)

    Out of stock
    A beautiful F4 from Rosta. If you like a mandolin to have rich, strong sweet bass that makes it sound like a mandola, then look no further, if you like sweet clear trebles, look no further.

    Built in 2003. In excellent condition.



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  21. Gilchrist F4 Mandolin 1979 (used)

    Gilchrist F4 Mandolin 1979 (used)

    Out of stock
    Fantastic 1979 Gilchrist F4 in excellent condition. Steve is famous for his amazing tone and this beauty is no exception. It has a huge sound with strong and well defined bass notes, complex and rich mids and clear and full trebles.

    Wit Calton case.

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  22. Weber Gallatin F4 Mandolin - F Style - Oval Hole - Natural

    Weber Gallatin F4 Mandolin - F Style - Oval Hole - Natural

    £2,695.00
     
    In stock
    The last one! The Gallatin range is no longer available in the natural finish.

    I first played a Gallatin in the States in the mid nineteen nineties and remember it still. This is an example of where every cent has gone into the sound. With no bindings and satin varnish it looks great.

    It has a solid hand carved spruce top, solid hand carved maple back and sides, solid cast tailpiece and Brekke traditional bridge. The basic spec of course does not affect the sound. It plays beautifully with a very warm and full tone with deep and well defined bass notes, rich mids and clear trebles.

    With custom hardshell case.


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  23. Weber Yellowstone F4 - F Style - Oval Hole - Honey & Tortoise

    Weber Yellowstone F4 - F Style - Oval Hole - Honey & Tortoise

    £4,350.00
     
    In stock
    Weber's Yellowstone in Adirondack/red spruce and beautiful flamed maple with an oval soundhole. Great looks - the honey and tortoise is one of my all time favourites - and oh that sound.

    Many oval hole mandolins (particularly flat - tops) lack definition and clarity and have hard wishy-washy bass, this beauty has fantastic balance with sweet and well defined bass notes, complex and warm mids and wonderful clear and characterful trebles.

    It comes with Weber's superb hardshell case.


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  24. Gibson F4 1918

    Gibson F4 1918

    Out of stock
    Sold to Dave Pegg of Fairport Convention.

    1918 F4 that's seen some action. It structurally sound all round, with original tuners with the fantastic Handel buttons, original tailpiece and cover, later adjustable bridge and a modern shaped hardshell case.

    I love its well worn look and it sounds terrific, its warm and full with plenty of volume. A great price for a wonderful piece of history that has many a year of entertainment in it yet for players and audiences.

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  25. Northfield Big Mon F5 Engelmann top (used)

    Northfield Big Mon F5 Engelmann top (used)

    Out of stock
    A very rare opportunity to get a used big Mon in excellent condition. Save £1000 on the new price.

    The Northfield Big Mon has been creating quite a stir. It has a big fat tone with fantastic volume and projection. Created as the ideal bluegrass hoss (or cannon if you prefer) it has great depth and richness of tone to take on pretty well any style, with great responsiveness from the lightest touch to the heaviest attack with a thick pick.

    From the Northfield website. "Our "Big Mon" Mandolin is something we created in our shop. In an effort to try and create a little more mid range and bass response, with a nice airy sound, we developed this model to have a distinct voice. Here's what we did..

    The "Big Mon" body style is just slightly different than the standard size. We've increased the width of the body, at its widest point, by 5mm. We've also adjusted the depth/width of the sides a little in a few places. Everything is in proportion to this change, so it results in a slightly larger body overall. It's not very noticeable unless you compare it directly to another standard size by lining them up back to back."

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  26. Legendary Luthiers Five: Jeff Traugott 15 October 2016

    Legendary Luthiers Five: Jeff Traugott 15 October 2016

    This was another huge success. Many thanks to Jeff for a fantastic day and a very interesting talk.

    This will be the fifth legendary Luthiers event. Previous events with Ervin Somogyi, Linda Manzer, Ray Kraut and Grit Laskin were a great success.

    Jeff will be bringing the next TAMCO guitar, specs still to be decided, let me know if you have any ideas. He is keen to discuss your requirements and take orders.

    It will follow the usual pattern, open house in my shop on the Saturday until six, talk at six, ticket holders only, then food at Bom Bane's at around eight. There are only twenty tickets available.






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  27. Vist to Mike Baranik's Worksop

    Vist to Mike Baranik's Worksop

    A few shots from my visit to Mike's workshop.

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  28. Legendary Luthiers: Ervin Somogyi Visit 12 July 2014

    Legendary Luthiers: Ervin Somogyi Visit 12 July 2014

    We all had a great time and immensely enjoyed Ervin's visit. I've known him for a while now since living at his workshop for three days. He give many fascinating insights into guitar building and was his usual very entertaining self.




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  29. Legendary Luthiers: Linda Manzer visit 8 November 2014

    Legendary Luthiers: Linda Manzer visit 8 November 2014

    Following the great success of Ervin Somogyi's visit I decided to offer a Legendary Luthiers series of visits to TAMCO. Legends in contemporary guitar luthiery don't get any bigger than Linda Manzer.

    The visit was a great success. It was an honour to have Linda and Peggy White here. After a few hours chatting in the shop we all went over to Bom Bane's Café where Linda gave a wonderful slide show and Jane (Bom Bane) provided a fantastic spread of delicious food. It really was a privilege to hear Linda tell her story I'm I am over the moon to have one of her guitars in stock.

    I'm hoping to have Linda's close friend Grit Laskin and Jeff Traugott over in 2015.




    Legendary Luthiers: Linda Manzer visit 8 November 2014Legendary Luthiers: Linda Manzer visit 8 November 2014Legendary Luthiers: Linda Manzer visit 8 November 2014
  30. Trevor's visit to Steve Fischer's workshop

    Trevor's visit to Steve Fischer's workshop

    I found myself in Cedar City Utah on holiday so couldn't miss a visit to Steve's workshop. I had a great time talking shop with Steve, here's some photos.

    Trevor's visit to Steve Fischer's workshopTrevor's visit to Steve Fischer's workshopTrevor's visit to Steve Fischer's workshop
    Trevor's visit to Steve Fischer's workshopTrevor's visit to Steve Fischer's workshopTrevor's visit to Steve Fischer's workshop

    Trevor's visit to Steve Fischer's workshopTrevor's visit to Steve Fischer's workshopTrevor's visit to Steve Fischer's workshop
  31. Legendary Luthiers Four: Ray Kraut and Somogyi and apprentices guitar owners meet 31 Oct 2015

    Legendary Luthiers Four: Ray Kraut and Somogyi and apprentices guitar owners meet 31 Oct 2015


    This will be the fourth legendary Luthiers event. Previous events with Ervin Somogyi, Linda Manzer and Grit Laskin were a great success.

    The idea started out as a meet for owners of Ervin Somogyi and his apprentices guitars. Then I remembered that I was due a guitar from Ray Kraut soon. So Ray will be bringing a guitar and giving a talk.

    I am hoping many of you with guitars by Ervin and his apprentices will come along with your guitars and compare and contrast! I am planning to video the event and will continue with the owners meet in my house on the Sunday of there is enough interest. Non owners welcome too!

    I should have Somogyi apprentices guitars in stock from Ray, Leo Buendia, Hiroshi Ogino and Michi Matsuda.

    It will follow the usual pattern, open house in my shop on the Saturday until six, talk at six, ticket holders only, then food at Bom Bane's at around eight. There are only twenty tickest available.

    This was a fantastic success, enjoyed by all. Many thanks to Ray





    Legendary Luthiers Four: Ray Kraut and Somogyi and apprentices guitar owners meet 31 Oct 2015Legendary Luthiers Four: Ray Kraut and Somogyi and apprentices guitar owners meet 31 Oct 2015Legendary Luthiers Four: Ray Kraut and Somogyi and apprentices guitar owners meet 31 Oct 2015
  32. Dudenbostel A-1 (used)

    Dudenbostel A-1 (used)

    Out of stock
    Lynn makes very few of his A-1 model to a basic spec, no variations. I originally bought it from Lynn, he told me that he enjoys making these once in a while because he doesn’t have to work to other people’s requirements. It still has the 'Dude' sound, they don't come any better, volume and subtlety, richness and clarity, projection and intimacy, its has it all. And I think it looks amazing.

    Dudenbostel A-1 (used)Dudenbostel A-1 (used)Dudenbostel A-1 (used)
    Dudenbostel A-1 (used)Dudenbostel A-1 (used)Dudenbostel A-1 (used)
    Dudenbostel A-1 (used)Dudenbostel A-1 (used)Dudenbostel A-1 (used)
    Dudenbostel A-1 (used)Dudenbostel A-1 (used)Dudenbostel A-1 (used)
  33. Grit Laskin visit April 25th 2015. Legendary Luthiers Three.

    Grit Laskin visit April 25th 2015. Legendary Luthiers Three.

    William (Grit) Laskin is legendary for his inlays. He is a VERY entertaining speaker covering his part in the development of the soundport and arm bevel with many informative and interesting stories to tell.

    See my reviews page for the article published in Acoustic magazine about the day.





    Grit Laskin visit April 25th 2015. Legendary Luthiers Three.Grit Laskin visit April 25th 2015. Legendary Luthiers Three.Grit Laskin visit April 25th 2015. Legendary Luthiers Three.
  34. Taylor 555 12 string (used)

    Taylor 555 12 string (used)

    Out of stock
    Good condition 555 with a few dings here and there (see photos) and a custom saddle. Taylor's reputation for great 12 string guitars is well deserved, this is a very fine example. Comes with unknown pickup.


    • Spruce top
    • Mahogany back and sides
    • Mahogany neck
    • 25 1/2" scale
    • 1 7/8” nut width
    • 2 7/16" string spacing at saddle
    • 17" lower bout
    • Black bindings
    • B/w/b purfling
    • Concentric circles rosette
    • Bone nut and saddle
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Ebony bridge
    • Large dot position markers
    • Schertler tuners
    • Ebony bridge pins
    • Tortoise pickguard
    • Taylor case

    Taylor 555 12 string (used)Taylor 555 12 string (used)Taylor 555 12 string (used)


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