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Catalog > Used Instruments

updated April 20, 2014

We are proud to offer a large selection of high-quality used instruments. We take great care inspecting used instruments before they get put out for sale. In almost every case, a used instrument will have been examined by one of our luthiers/repair people to check for any issues with playability. If repairs were done, we will state that in the description. Wherever possible we also try to include photos of the instrument, especially detailing any repair work.

Occasionally, we will come across an unusual and/or vintage piece that may have some playability or cosmetic issues that aren't financially feasible to address, but the item still has some collector's value and/or can be played despite the issues. In these cases, we will disclose any potential issues in the item's description, and the item will be offered "as is." However, our general policy is to only offer instruments for sale (new or used) that meet with our high playability standards. The few exceptions to this will be notated specifically.

Return Policy: We now offer a 7-day return option on nearly all instruments (including consignments). We realize that buying used instruments sight unseen is a tricky endeavor -- so especially if you are a mail order customer, you can rest assured that if you don't fall in love with an instrument, you may return it for a refund (less shipping costs). Read more about our return policy here. We do our best to describe used instruments in detail so you can make an informed purchase. Don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions about any items listed on this page. Certain "as is" items may not be returnable; this will be stated in the description.

Availability: We try to keep this page updated as frequently as possible, but there can occasionally be a lag in removing a sold instrument from this page (sometimes, instruments on this page are also listed in our eBay store). We do encourage you to contact us in advance to check availability about items on this page. If you are a mail order customer, we can also provide a shipping quote when you contact us.

Have a used instrument you need to sell? Click here!


Amplifiers & Electronics

3312 Acoustic Studio Monitors (pair) -- $99.00
Max power, 150 watts, Made in USA.
Traynor Tube Mate -- $99.99
Used amplifier perfect as a small practice amp.
Seymour Duncan Tara -- $400.00
Spectacular 2 channel acoustic amplifier with bass response like a subwoofer. Heavy, but incredible.
Peavy Special 130 Amplifier -- $150.00
Two channel guitar amplifier "Solo Series".

Autoharps

Oscar Schmidt 15 Chord Autoharp -- $149.00
No description.
Oscar Schmidt 15 Chord Autoharp w. case -- $279.00
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Chip board case and strap included.

Band Instruments

-Paragon Silver Trumpet -- $200.00
Case and accessories included. 1930's. Great condition, sweet and bright tone and good for small hands.
-Holton Trombone -- $300.00
Case included.
-Bundy Student Clarinet -- $250.00
Case included. Recently restored w. new pads and complete regulation.
-Martin Freres Vintage Clarinet -- $100.00
Case included. As-is.
-Buffet Evette Solid Wood Clarinet -- $350.00
Recent complete repad, plays beautifully!
-King Trumpet, Bach Series 100 -- $225.00
-Schreiber Clarinet -- $350.00
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Recent complete overhaul. Includes case.

We also have a wide selection of consigned violins ranging in price from $500.00 to $1500.00. Our violin repair person Tad Marks is an expert in refurbishing used violins. Come in and try them out! Violins page


Banjos 4-string | 5-string | 6-string / other | Banjo-ukuleles | Banjo-mandolins

4-string banjos

Tenor Banjo ~ 19-fret resonator by Stromberg-Voisinet (later Kay) ca. 1930 -- $595.00
Handsome 19-fret resonator tenor made of walnut, with Lovely wood marquetry and pearl inlay. Solid construction throughout. Earlier model with wood dowel stick before they introduced their adjustable neck system with steel rod. 2:1 ratio gears work well, through posts turn in opposite direction of knobs. Original Waverly 4-string tension tailpiece. Lightly used, little wear and no major repairs; just thoroughly cleaned and polished and set up with new frosted mylar head, producing crisp , clear tone. Finish playing in fine condition. Strung for Irish tuning (G-D-A-E). Guaranteed 90 days for structural integrity and playability by luthier owner. With possibly original period case in good condition.
Gibson TB-11 Tenor Banjo -- $3,495.00
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Hard shell case included.
Stromberg-Voisinet Tenor Banjo --- $450.00
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With vintage books and accessories included.
Tenor Banjo by Slingerland 17 fret, ca. 1930 (unmarked) -- $375.00
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Fully reconditioned with new binding, new original style hooks and nuts, djustable tailpieces. Looks nearly new! Solid reconstruction and high quality hardware typical of Slingerland banjos. Three-part maple neck, diamond markers, birds-eye maple rim. Friction tuners are well-fitted and effective. New "Fiberskyn" synthetic head produces clear tone. Great condition, perfect starter tenor. Strung for Irish tuning (G D A E). Small crack on bass side of headstock has been repaired. Professionally set up and guaranteed 90 days for structural integrity and playability by luthier-owner. Includes period hardshell case in good condition.
Gold Tone "Cripple Creek" Irish Tenor Banjo -- $449.00
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Hard shell case included.
Orpheum Tenor Banjo --- $439.00
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Japanese-made. 1970s or 80s w. chipboard case.
No-Name Tenor Banjo -- $495.00
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Possibly Gretsch, 1920's-30's. New planetary tuners & setup in our shop. With case & strap.

5-string banjos

Harmony 5-string - short scale composite -- $239.00
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Phenolic "Reso-Tone" rim with good nickel-plated hardware - 30 hooks - rigid, strong and dependable, and with mylar head, produces a surprisingly powerful ringing tone. Neck is later production, new old stock, possibly factory second, solidly reconditioned and fitted with oak dowel by current owner. Short scale makes it a great travel banjo. Low cost makes it the perfect starter banjo. Original geared tuning pegs, friction fifth. Set up and guaranteed 90 days by luthier owner; cosmetically "as is". Plays great!.
Five-string Banjo ca. 1910-20 - probably by William Lange -- $675.00
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Same construction, headstock design as the Sears Supertone banjos, which were made by Lange early in his banjo manufacturing career. Cherry neck, dyed pearwood fretboard with fantastic vine inlay. Note dots at 3, 5, 7, 9, 12 and 15. "Spun-over" wood / metal rum in good condition with vellum head. Newer or replated hooks (2 slight mismatches). Retro-fitted with high quality period metal friction tuners, new friction fifth-string peg. New bone nut and 5th-string nut. Very nice condition overall. Professionally reconditioned, set up and guaranteed 90 days for structural soundness and playability by luthier / owner. A solid and pretty little frailer.
Bennett by Samick -- $174.95
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Resonator banjo.
-Five-string Banjo ca. 1890-1900 -- $425.00
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Unmarked - possibly Buckbee. Authentic turn-of-the-last-century banjo, with "spun-over" wood / metal rim, vellum head, metal friction pegs. Lovely v-shape neck with thin veneer fingerboard showing some wear. New bone nut. Half of the original L-shoes have been lost or removed. Hooks and nuts are modern replacements. Frets in fine condition; plays beautifully. Professionally reconditioned, set-up, and guaranteed 90 days for structural integrity and playability by luthier-owner.
-Lyon & Healy 5-string Banjo -- $745.00
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- 1890-1910 composite, yet authentic. Very fine, elegant turn-of-the-last-century banjo by a famous firm. Fully reconditioned and in exceptional cosmetic and playing condition. Composite of two or three L&H banjos : metal "spun-over" wood rim with sturdy tension hoop and original L&H hooks and nuts all in fine shape, is older, pre-1900 - its original neck had rounded heel, attached with screws. Neck is somewhat later, with ebony fretboard, nice pearl inlay, peaked heel, similar to Mystic model. Peghead face has been newly re-varnished. Rare non-L&H period tailpiece and Vega-type neck brace added. New "Fiberskyn" plastic head produces good old-time sound with low-maintenance (traditional skin head available). High quality period friction tuners. Professionally set up and guaranteed 90 days for structural integrity and playability by luthier-owner.
-Early John H. Buckbee Five String Banjo ca., 1880 - 1900 -- $625.00
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Authentic turn-of-the-century banjo, set up as originally made, with calfskin head and original type ebony friction pegs.
    Well-preserved historic example; initials J.H.B. stamped in neck near rim. Nicely carved one-piece V-shape cherry (?) neck, no added fretboard layer, with good frets, in perfect playing condition.
    Well-preserved "spun-over" wood/metal rim with good plating. Original L-shoes, all matching period hooks and nuts. Reproduction no-knot tailpiece.
    May be strung with metal or nylon strings. Professionally reconditioned, set up and guaranteed 90 days for structural integrity and playability by luthier/owner.
-Essex 5-string Openback Banjo, early 1900's-- $1,300.00
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Metal pot, newer skin head, steel strings, very ornate fretboard inlay, metal friction pegs. Hard case included.
-J.E. Brewster Grand Concert Fretless Banjo -- $1,750.00
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Made in London, ca. 1890's. 12.5" metal pot, newer Remo head, nylon strings. Intricate silver inlay on fretboard. Abalone fret dots on side of fingerboard. Bone cross-shaped friction tuning pegs. Dowel stick reads "Grand Concert 372 J.E. Brewster's." Read more about John Edward Brewster here: http://www.whitetreeaz.com/vintage/brit1.htm

6-string / other banjos


Banjo-Ukuleles

-Langstile Tenor Banjo-Ukulele - by Wm. Lange, early 20th century -- $725.00
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  Extremely rare and unusual banjo-uke in a tenor uke scale, by Wm. Lange, famous banjo innovator and maker of Orpheum, Paramount, Triple X, Banner Blue, et al. Beautifully constructed of quality materials, with press-fit resonator, fine pearl inlay, Grover friction pegs. All original except for hooks and nuts replaced by a previous owner, period Gretsch tailpiece, new "Renaissance" mylar head, nylgut strings. Unusual bridge is orignal equipment! Excellent playing condition. Strong enough to string with steel strings and tune like a mandola (may require geared tuners). Some varnish damage to the back of the neck (restorable). Sold cosmetically as-is. Professionally set-up and guaranteed 90 days for playability and structural integrity by luthier owner. W. original chipboard case.
-May Bell Banjo-Ukulele -- $375.00
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Nice banjo-uke bearing the May Bell decal on the headstock and stamped Slingerland, Chicago USA on strut inside rim. High quality 6-7/8" maple rim with bird's eye veneer, 12 flat hooks and hex shoes. Circa 1925. Guaranteed 60 days by luthier-owner.
-Banjo-Ukulele by Slingerland Sterling Label., ca., 1925 -- $645.00
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Previously owned by renowned tenor banjoist Buddy Wachter. Bears nice Sterling decal on strut. Made by Slingerland Co. and identical to their 8" rim model, with mahogany neck and rim veneer. heavy rim and tension hoop, 16 flat hooks, L-shoes, high quality friction tuners - all top quality original nickel-plated hardware. Exceptional condition with rosewood fret-board and peghead overlay, pearl-diamond position markers, good vellum head, bone nut, new old-stock old-fashioned bridge, Aquila Nylgut strings, professional set-up. Neck may have been previously refinished. No structural issues, period. Wonderful tone and strong projection. A highly sought after, quality instrument in superb conditioned. Guaranteed 60 days by luthier-owner. With period canvas case, fair condition.
-U-King Banjo-Ukulele - circa 1940-50? -- $295.00
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Well-made metal-rim banjo-uke, with 7-inch rim, resonator, and natural skin head. Original copper paint finish in great shape with minor touch-ups on pot. Back of neck has been repainted. Tailpiece stamped U-KING. Neck plays perfectly. A neat looking and good sounding instrument. Versions of this design were also sold under the Maxitone label and various other names. Reconditioned, set up and guaranteed for structural soundness and playability 90 days by luthier-owner. no case

We also now carry a number of NEW banjo-ukuleles by makers such as Flea, Goldtone and Luna!

Banjo-Mandolins

Vega-Fairbanks Little Wonder Banjo Mandolin, 1916 -- $675.00
Serial numbe 32744. Vega's popular compact, open-back, mid-range model, with the Little Wonder tone ring, 10-1/8" rim. Top-quality construction and materials, in very good condition. Some wear on hardware. Hooks and nuts are modern reproductions of original style found on this banjo (originals were completely rusted). Ebony fingerboard bound in grained ivoroid. 28 round hooks, double-pointed L-shoes and notched tension hoop. Waverly tension tailpiece is of the period, non-original, upgrade from "no-knot". New, "Fiberskyn" coated mylar head and compensated bridge. Otherwise, all original. Thoroughly cleaned and polished and professionally set up. Absolutely no structural issues, sounds great, plays perfectly. Professionally set up and guaranteed 90 days for structural integrity by luthier-owner.
"The Vernon" banjo-mandolin, ca. 1925 -- $375.00
Distributed by Bruno & Son., NY. Little but loud banjo-mandolin with a compact 7-inch head on a "spun-over" rim. Very good condition and  in perfect working order, with all original parts except for new bone nut, bridge, tailpiece, and two tuner posts. Fully reconditioned with no structural issues.
    "The Vernon" was a brand of C. Bruno Co., whose instruments were made for them by numerous companies, including Slingerland and Wm. Lange.
    Set up with light gauge strings and guaranteed for structural soundness and playability 90 days by luthier-owner. Cosmetically as is.
    Will look great next to your banjo-uke!

Bass

Drums & Percussion

Tomback -- $195.00
Wood, stave-built and turned by John Miller.
Atsimevu -- $200.00
Ghana, barrel-shaped drum. 40" tall. 9" head.
Sogo drum -- $150.00
Natural skin head, barrel frame. 10" head.
Valje Conga -- $325.00
Single conga.
Sabara -- $125.00
Senegalese.
Kenkene (small djun djun) -- $200.00
From Ghana ca. 1998.
Djun Djun -- $275.00
From Ghana circa 1998.
12" Djun Djun -- $250.00
Tycoon sangha.
"Cool Kohl" -- $200.00
As popularized by Hare Krishnas - a fiberglass kohl by the Balaram Drum Company. With strap.
Meinl 20th Anniversary Conga -- $399.00
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Wood shell with red finish, 10" head, basket stand & case included.
Chinese Imperial Drum -- $2000.00
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With stand and mallet.

Guitars Classical / Nylon String | Steel String | Other (for banjitars and six-string banjos, click here!)

Classical / Nylon String Guitars

Orfea 10-string -- $600.00
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Solid spruce top, rosewood back and sides. With padded case. One of our Peabody-graduate instructors has played it and declared "it's a monster"!
Gibson C-O Classical -- $550.00
Circa 1967 w. hardshell case.
Fender CG-4CE -- $149.99
Acoustic / electric guitar w. hard shell case.
Cordoba Fusion 14 Maple acoustic / electric -- $549.00
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If new $929.00. Maple back and sides with a spruce top. Cordoba-branded Fishman electronics with built in tuner.
Old German Classical Guitar -- $890.00
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1920s, with gig bag.

Steel String Guitars

Republic Miniolian Round Neck Resonator -- $279.00
Small body wood body resonator guitar with case.
Tacoma Papoose -- $399.99
Teeny guitar with gig bag. Tuned to A.
Gibson J-45 -- $2,099.00
Reissue with original hardshell case. Mid-90s w. beautiful finish checking.
Lowden S22-P acoustic / electric -- $3,400.00
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Jumbo body with cedar top and rosewood back and sides.
Mike Hammond Custom Guitar -- $2,400.00
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Slotted headstock. Dreadnought. 12-frets to the body with a spruce top and carbon fiber interior struts. Hard shell case included. Italian Spruce top with curly Khaya Mahogany back and sides. Gotoh tuners w. Brazilian rosewood bridge and fretboard and headplate - It has a small ding in the fretboard on the bass side of the 8th fret. It has some staining on the end flash.
-Alvarez-Yairi YB-1 Baritone -- $1,400.00
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With original Alvarez-branded hard shell case. Serial number 71250. Unfortunately discontinued - probably one of the finest baritone acoustic guitars ever mass-produced. Baritone 27.5" scale with rosewood back and sides and solid spruce top. Bound ebony fretboard and gold Gotoh tuners. Abalone rosette.
-Larrivee C19 -- $1,500.00
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Serial number 19106 (1996). Acoustic / electric with Florentine cutaway, dovetail neck joint, solid spruce top, ebony fingerboard, solid rosewood back and sides.
-Shobro Square Neck Resonator -- $1,100.00
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Hard shell case included.
Breedlove AC25/SR+ -- $699.00
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Solid spruce top and solid rosewood back, Fishman Classic 4 preamp - Ivoroid & Abalone Binding. FW Case.
-Dobro Square-Neck Resonator-- $700.00
OMI Dobro from 1972 w. hard shell case and strap.
-Gibson Robert Johnson L-1 Guitar-- $2,200.00
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Built in 2011, no longer in production. Case included.
Martin 000-18 -- $2,000.00
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If new, $3,000 list. With Fishman Matrix Infinity pickup and hard shell case.
Fender Musicmaster Electric Guitar -- $475.00
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1979. Comes with gig bag.

Other Guitars


Hammered Dulcimers

TK O'Brien 12/11 -- $329.00
Black finish. 3 sets of hammers, tuning wrench and gig bag included.
Rizetta 16/15 -- $1199.99
Redwood soundboard w. padded case & leg.
Rizetta Hammered Dulcimer 11/10 -- $350.00
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Hammers and case included.
Folkcraft Legend 15/16 -- $1,250.00
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Mahogany and walnut - like new w. stand and case.
Rizetta-design Chromatic dulcimer -- $650.00
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Built by a Sam Rizetta apprentice with Rizetta's design. 12/11 with additional high chromatics. No case or tuning wrench included.
Folkcraft Pathfinder -- $600.00
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15/14 hammered dulcimer with gig bag.
J&K Hudson 16/16 Hammered Dulcimer -- $999.99
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Soft case, books and stand included.

Harps

Stoney End 29-string Harp "Lorraine" -- $1,700.00
Made in 2001. If new, $2,499.
Mike Saunders 30 string folk harp -- $400.00
Full levers and case included.
Clarsach harp -- $400.00
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Wire-strung, 24 strings, unknown maker. Tuning wrench & extra strings included.
Triplett Signature -- $3,100.00
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36-string harp. Strings replaced in September 2013 - great condition.
Soft case included.
Lyon & Healy Style 85 Petite -- $8,000.00
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40-string pedal harp in very good condition - just professionally regulated. Soft cover & tuning wrench included. New retail price is around $12,000.

Lap Dulcimers

Jeffrey Johnson Lap Dulcimer -- $150.00
Made in 1993.
Jim Good 5-string Dulcimer -- $300.00
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w. case included.
Hungarian Dulcimer -- $495.00
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With soft case and instructional booklet.

Mandolins & related (octave mandolins, mandolas, bouzoukis, etc.) Click here for "Banjo-mandolins".

Rogue RM101A -- $69.99
If new, $149.
Gibson F4, 1923 -- $6,300.00
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Excellent condition, all original, no pickguard. One owner (a professional musician), for the last 35 years or so. Very well cared for. Previous owner purchased it from Woody Simmons. Original case is functional, but well traveled - and covered in duct tape! Overall, a very fine example of an F4 from this period.
"Supertone" Bowl-Back Mandolin by Washburn, ca. 1910-- $1250.00
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This beautiful instrument carries a Supertone label, a Sears brand. Sears contracted with various manufacturers to supply instruments. The design elements clearly reveal that is is made by Washburn, one of the pre-eminent American firms of the period. And it is from near the very top of their product line. Exceptional back of 44 extraordinarily narrow rosewood ribs; mahogany neck, fine spruce top and skirt all fully bound in white; extravagantly pearl-inlaid tortoise pickguard, fingerboard, top purfling and rosette; engraved tailpiece and tuner cover plate - all in superb condition - make for a stunning appearance as well as a wonderful tone. 12-7/8" scale, 1 3/32" nut width. One fine crack in bowl and small section of body binding and shell purfling repaired - good luck finding them! All original, perfect action, beautifully preserved in near-mint condition at around 100 years old! Guaranteed 60 days from luthier-owner. Includes rare original hard case, refurbished.
Bowl-back Mandolin by Vega, Boston MA, 1913 -- $850.00
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Gorgeous American-made instrument for the classical player. Back of 21 rosewood ribs, spruce soundboard and mahogany neck with pearl dot inlays in ebony fretboard. Perfect shell inlay in tortoise pickguard, abalone rosette and engraved tailpiece. 13" scale, 1-1/8" nut width. Completely original, in a nearly flawless state of preservation at nearly 100 years old! Shows little evidence of use. Excellent action, set up with Martin light gauge strings. Another exceptional example by this famed company, just a step in ornamentation below its sister also being offered at this time. 60-day guarantee from luthier-owner.

Ukuleles (for "Banjo-ukuleles" check out the click HERE!)

Recording King RU-998 -- $249.99
If new $573.99.
-Baritone Ukulele, ca. 1955 -- $450.00
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Unmarked, high-quality instrument, very possibly Vega, but I cannot ascertain it with certainty. Appears to be indentical in every detail to Vega's Arthur Godfrey model. All mahogany body with rosewood fretboard and bridge. All solid woods; materials and construction superior to Harmony baritone ukes. Excellent condition. No damage, repairs, no issues, plays great! Original friction tuning pegs. Currently strung for low bottom string. COmes with nearly new, high quality hardshell case - a perfect fit and barely used - a $60 - $80 value. Ask to see it. Professionally set up and guaranteed 60 days for structural integrity and playability by luthier-owner. Sold cosmetically "as-is".
-Harmony Soprano Ukulele w/Tropical Stencil Art -- $150.00
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Fine, collectable example of this charming, post-war commercial design. Stencil art with canoe & palm trees stencil art evokes the pleasures of summer relaxation. No decal or label. Solid woods (probably beech) with plastic fingerboard w/integrated frets and nut/string guide. New gig bag included.
-Harmony Soprano Ukulele w/Tropical Stencil Art -- $140.00
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Fine, collectable example of this charming, post-war commercial design. Stencil art with canoe & palm trees stencil art evokes the pleasures of summer relaxation. No decal or label. Solid woods (probably beech) with plastic fingerboard w/integrated frets and nut/string guide. (Original nut has been replaced). Exceptional condition, with one mismatched tuner knob (replacements occassionally become available) - one seam reglued - no touch-up work done. A great find for the uke collector! Sold cosmetically as-is.
-Harmony Baritone Ukulele -- $270.00
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w. original chipboard case.
-Wendell Hall "Redhead" Soprano Ukulele -- $275.00
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W. original canvas bag.
-Harmony Soprano Ukulele w/Tropical Stencil Art -- $160.00
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Fine, collectable example of this charming, post-war (1950-60) commercial design. Deep blue with canoe & palm trees stencil art in white evokes the pleasures of summer relaxation. Harmony decal on headstock. Solid woods (probably beech) with plastic fingerboard w/integrated frets and nut/string guide. Excellent condition. No major repairs or structural issues. A few back seams may have been previously reglued. Minor touch-ups to white "binding" paint. 60-day structural guarantee from luthier-owner. With soft case.
-Harmony Soprano Ukulele w/Tropical Stencil Art -- $225.00
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Fine, collectable example of this charming, post-war (1945-50) commercial design. Green with canoe & palm trees stencil art in white evokes the pleasures of summer relaxation. Solid hardwoods (probably beech) including fingerboard with brass frets and wooden friction pegs. 60-day structural guarantee from luthier-owner. With chipboard case.
-Gretsch Soprano Ukulele ca. 1920 -- $495.00
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Early and rare! Very high quality, solid mahogany uke with rosewood fingerboard, pearl position markers. Block Gretsch logo on back of headstock may pre-date the "Gretsch American" logo embossed on ukes of the late 20s & 30s, let alone the gold circle decal of the 50s. Superior to their later ukes, with kerf linings (later omitted), better bracing & fine bindings. Comparable to Martin ukes of the era, with the same rare tuning pegs Martin used. All original, excellent condition and fine, clear tone. Older repairs to back and lower bass side rib with filler are proper, strong and stable. Professionally reconditioned and set-up.
60-day guarantee on structural integrity from luthier-owner. New hardshell case included.

Violins

We have a wide selection of consigned violins ranging in price from $500.00 to $1500.00. Our violin repair person Tad Marks is an expert in refurbishing used violins. Come in and try them out! Violins page


Chinese Instruments -- From the collection of an esteemed Chinese ethnomusicologist

4-string Pipa with case (photo) -- $400.00
Sold As-Is -- No Returns

4-string Amoy Pipa with case (photo) -- $300.00
Sold As-Is -- No Returns

18-string (metal string) Zheng with case -- $1000.00
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Sold As-Is -- No Returns

21-string Zheng with case -- $2000.00
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Sold As-Is -- No Returns

16-string Chinese zither with case -- $300.00
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Sold As-Is -- No Returns

Call or e-mail us for more information on these consignment sales!


Miscellaneous Instruments

Hardwood Music - Tongue Drum - "The Tree" -- $265.00
Discontinued near-mint condition tongue drum by Michael Thiele. If new - $325.
Hardwood Music - Tongue Drum - "Duet 6 Note" -- $265.00
Near-mint condition tongue drum by Michael Thiele. If new - $325.
Hardwood Music - Tongue Drum - "12 Key Padauk / Maple" -- $520.00
Near-mint condition tongue drum by Michael Thiele. If new - $650.
Hardwood Music - Tongue Drum - "12 Key African Hardwood" -- $520.00
Inscribed to original owner by builder - near-mint condition tongue drum by Michael Thiele. If new - $650
Hardwood Music - Tongue Drum - "Big Chorded" (Ben Harper Model) -- $959.00
Near-mint condition tongue drum by Michael Thiele. If new $1,195.

 

 

 

 

Korg Digital Piano SP280 BK -- $600.00
Full 88-key, used for a 2 hour rental. Once.
Australian didgeridoo -- $275.00
Hand-painted, new mouthpiece.
*new* Karl Kalbaugh Didgeridoo -- $160.00
Key of F.
Kemence - 3 string bowed fiddle -- $175.00
Includes case, bow and rosin.

Chinese Moon Lute -- $250.00
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Includes hard shell case.

Turkish Cumbus -- $225.00
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With gig.

Richard Fletcher "Hieber" Lute -- $3150.00  price reduced! -- $2500.00
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Recently restored by maker Richard Fletcher in PA. 8 courses. Restoration work included removing soundboard, center seam crack repair, new bars, bowl crack repair, fingerboard reglued. Excellent condition. Two sturdy wooden cases included.
See it in our eBay store and contact us to purchase!


Indian Instruments

Hiren Roy & Sons Sitar -- $2,600.00
Single owner, beautiful pro-level sitar. circa 1983 with hard shell case and second gourd.
Persian Santur -- $200.00
With hardshell case and hammers. Needs slight bridge repair / single bridge replacement.
Handmade Veena -- $500.00
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Hard shell case included.
Tanpura -- $400.00
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Sarod -- $1100.00
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Made in India, by Oriental Musikcraft of Germany. Professional quality, nice hardshell case included. If new, $1775.
Indian Serengi with case and bow -- $500.00
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Sold As-Is -- No Returns
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