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Catalog > Used Instruments

updated May 3, 2015

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.

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Amplifiers & Electronics

Ibanez SW35-- $119.00
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Bass amplifier.
Crate CA125D -- $350.00
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Acoustic guitar amplifier.
Roland AC-60 -- $379.00
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Acoustic guitar amplifier.
Crate CA-60 -- $219.00
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Two channel acoustic amplifier.
SWR California Blonde II -- $600.00
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Great performance amplifier.

Autoharps

Oscar Schmidt / Sears 15 chord autoharp -- $239.00
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Chipboard case included.
Oscar Schmidt 15b -- $279.00
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Chip board case included.

Band Instruments

Simba Trumpet -- $279.00
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Hard shell case included.
Soprano Saxophone -- $350.00
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Unlabeled import. Professionally adjusted. Includes 2 necks, Rico and Otto Link mouthpieces, pad saver, stand & case.
LeBlanc "Dynamique" Clarinet -- $385.00
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Step-up wood model, completely overhauled. Case included.
Yamaha YAS-23 Alto Saxophone -- $489.00
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If new, $1800. Hard shell case included.
Yamaha YTR-2335 Trumpet -- $549.00
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$1500 if new, case included.
Martin Freres Vintage Clarinet -- $40.00
Case included. As-is and needs repair.
Schreiber Clarinet -- $350.00
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Recent complete overhaul. Includes case.

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

4-string banjos

Vega Little Wonder 17-fret Tenor Banjo, 1929 -- $795.00
Beautiful, clean example of Vega's popular mid-range banjo, with the Little Wonder tone ring. Top-quality constructon and materials. Compact, open-back model. 17-fret ebony fingerboard bound in grained ivoroid, 28 round hooks, pointed L-shoes and notched tension hoop. Plus new planetary pegs and "Renaissance" coated mylar head. Reproduction "Presto" tailpiece, upgrade from "No-Knot". Authentic Vega arm rest. Thoroughly reconditioned - cleaned, polished and professionally set up for Irish tuning (GDAE). Absolutely no issues. Beautiful condition and plays perfectly. Guaranteed 90 dats by luthier-owner. Includes reconditioned period hard-shell case, slighly oversized (may not be Vega).
Vega 17-fret Tenor Banjo -- $645.00
Style F, Serial number 74546, 1927 (pot) This is a composite - the pot and neck are from two different Style F banjos, rejoined as originally made! Dowel strut came with the pot but the neck is probably older. Style F was one of Vega's more basic models - unbound 17-fret neck, simpler hardware compared to mid-grade "Little Wonder". But the Vega quality in construction and materials is there, at lower cost - a great starter banjo! Shorter scale makes it perfect for small hand, or mandolin-player convert. Rosewood fretboard. L-shoes are replacements (originals were pointed) but 26 round hooks and nuts were original . Plus new bone nut, planetary pegs, "Renaissance" mylar head, reproduction "No-Knot" tailpiece and Vega-style repro arm rest. Thoroughly reconditioned and professionally set up for Irish tuning (G D A E ). Faceplate beautifully refinished in varnish (not lacquer) similar to original material. Absolutely no issues. Beautiful condition at 88 years old and plays perfectly. Guaranteed 90 days by luthier-owner.
Bruno Tenor Banjo -- $395.00
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17-fret open back banjo. ca 1925-30. C. Bruno Co. was a NY distributor. The banjo may have been made by Lange (judging by the "Supertone" style headstock. Very basic but sturdy construction throughout - a good starter instrument. Neck is well-worn at the bass side. No major repairs; just thoroughly cleaned and polished and set up with new "fiberskyn" mylar head, producing crisp, clear tone. New heel cap. Good friction pegs of the period. Finish and plating in fair to good condition. Strung in standard tuning (C-G-D-A). Irish tuning might require geared pegs. Guaranteed 90 days for structural integrity and playability by luthier owner.
Lyon & Healy 1920's Tenor Banjo -- $500.00
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Openback, 17-fret, skin head, planetary tuners.
Vega Style "N" Tenor Banjo -- $799.00
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Resonator, 19-fret. Hard case included.
Bacon & Day Silverbell Tenor Banjo -- $1,000.00

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Resonator, 19-fret. Gig bag included
S.S. Stewart "Champion" Tenor -- $600.00
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17 frets, skin head, openback, friction tuners. No case.
Vega Little Wonder 17-fret Tenor Banjo -- $849.00
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GDAE tuning. Set up with new tuners and bridge in our shop. Original hard case included.
Gold Tone "Cripple Creek" Irish Tenor Banjo -- $399.00
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Hard shell case included.

5-string banjos

Supertone "Ragtime King" no. 405 Five-String Banjo -- $545.00
Ca. 1910-20, probably by William Lange. Sold by Sears, Supertone bajos reportedly were manufatured by Lange early in his banjo-making career, after buying the Buckbee factory. Cherry neck in wonderful condition with full-thickness dyed pearwood fretboard, fitted with high quality period metal friction tuners with bushings, new friction fifth-string peg and bone 5th string nut. "Spun-over" wood/metal rim, 24 original hex shoes, round hooks and nuts, sturdy tension hoop and Elite tailpiece in very good condition. New "Fiberskyn" coated mylar head. Numbered label. Professionally reconditioned, set up and guaranteed 90 days for structural soundness and playability by luthier / owner. A solid, good-sounding and pretty little frailer.
Frankenbanjo -- $1,099.00
Partially Gibson resonator with a hard shell case.
Edward C. Dobson 5-string open back banjo -- $1,299.00
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Cicra 1880-1890. Edward Dobson inscribed rim w original player's name. See it in our eBay store: http://stores.shop.ebay.com/House-of-Musical-Traditions
Vegaphone Professional -- $1,475.00
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1956 Tu-ba Phone tone ring. Hardshell case included.
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.
J.E. Brewster Grand Concert Fretless Banjo -- $1,100.00
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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

Deering Vega Senator 6-String-- $1,599.00
This is a Deering Vega Senator 6-string banjo, made in 2007. Overall condition is excellent, there is just some light wear on the head. Light weight and tuned like a guitar, for blues, rock, jazz, or any style you want to play, the Vega 6-string is a great sounding light weight openback banjo. It that plays beautifully and gives a rich warm banjo sound reminiscent of the 6-string banjos of the early 1900's but with a much better intonation and improved tone. It has clear and elegant banjo tone with bass notes that are full and round. It's a pure delight for the guitarist as an easy instrument that is similar in weight to a guitar, fingered the same as a guitar and is compatible as a second instrument for those special songs that come alive with the smile and sparkle of a banjo tone. See it in our Reverb Store: https://reverb.com/item/414945-2007-deering-vega-senator-6-string-banjo-guitar-banjitar-w-case-free-shipping

"Columbia" 465 Banjo-Guitar, by Slingerland ca. 1930-- $750.00
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Six-string guitar neck on a big 12-inch banjo pot. Cool old look and great sound - especially effective in open tunings - DADGAD, etc. High-quality, sturdy construction typical of Slingerland, excellent condition--neck straight, full width, and frets perfect. All maple, with bound pearwood fingerboard. Top-quality hardware. New mylar head, bridge, tuning machines, heavy Gold Tone tailpiece, NOS hooks and nuts ($125 in new parts!) Thoroughly reconditioned, set-up and guaranteed 60-days for structural integrity and playability by luthier-owner. Sold cosmetically "as-is". Light or extra-light strings recommended.


Banjo-Ukuleles

Unlabeled Banjo Ukulele -- $350.00
Decorated skin head
May Bell Banjo Ukulele -- $379.00
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Description coming soon.
Rex Professional Banjo-Ukulele by Gretsch, ca. 1930 -- $325.00
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Beautifully preserved wood frame banjo-uke, with inset head and enclosed back with f-holes. Possibly Koa wood, or walnut, with striking black / white binding and f-holes in back. "Rex" decal on headstock. Soprano scale. A common design of the era, used by numerous companies, but few are this attractive. Nice original varnish finish. Three original plastic tuning pegs with one matching ebony replacement. Possibly the original skin head. A sweet, clear-voiced instrument in fine condition. 60-day guarantee from luthier-owner for structural integrity and playability. Sold cosmetically as-is.
Vintage Banjo-ukulele -- $200.00
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Description coming soon!
May Bell Banjo-Ukulele by Slingerland, Chicago, ca 1925 -- $525.00
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Great little concert scale banjo uke with enclosed back, stampled SLINGERLAND and MAY BELL on strut inside rim. Model 23, featuring 3-piece neck with veneered, capped heel; high quality 6-7/8" maple rim with bird's eye veneer, 12 flat hooks and L-shoes. Full thickness 15-fret fretboard with pearl diamond position markers and star on headstock. High quality skin head, probably original, with new old-fashioned bridge. Excellent condition - no major repairs or issues; very little wear; all-original high quality hardware, plating like new. Professionally reconditioned, set-up with Aquila bio-nylon strings. Note : Concert scale neck on small pot places bridge close to the tailpiece. Guaranteed 90 days by luthier-owner for structural integrity and playability. Original sturdy chipboard case, repaired, fits 8" rim. Big sound from a little uke around 90 years old!
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

Banjo-mandolin - unlabeled -- $375.00
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ca 1930-40, Unidentified vintage banjo-mandolin in very good condition. Basic, sturdy, compact design. 10-inch maple rim, 14 L-shoes, flat hooks, strong grooved tension hoop, good tuners. Thoroughly reconditioned and upgraded with "fiberskyn" mylar head, re-fitted neck, compensated bridge. Set-up with light guage bronze-wound strings and guaranteed 60 days by luthier-owner. Sold cosmetically "as-is". A solid, no frills starter instrument with a loud, crisp tone.

Bass

Epiphone Jack Casady Signature Bass-- $500.00
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With hard shell case included.

Drums & Percussion

Senegalese Djun Djun (small) -- $250.00
Description coming soon!
Gambia Djun-Djun, small -- $139.00
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Description coming soon!
Atsimevu -- $200.00
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Ghana, barrel-shaped drum. 40" tall. 9" head.
Sogo drum -- $150.00
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Natural skin head, barrel frame. 10" head.
Valje Conga -- $325.00
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Single conga.
12" Djun Djun -- $250.00
Tycoon sangha.
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

La Mancha Soloista -- $245.00
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Spanish-made, chipboard case included.
Paulino Bernabe -- $6,800.00
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Classical Guitar "Especial" 2001. #15!

Steel String Guitars

James Goodall Rosewood Grand Concert -- $3,579.00
If new : $6,800 list, this one was made in Hawaii in 1993 and comes with a hard shell case. East Indian rosewood back and sides with Sitka spruce top and a curly koa binding.
Gibson 1995 J-30 -- $1,199.00
Hard shell case included.
Luna Art Deco -- $475.00
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Barely used. All-solid spruce and mahogany.
Gibson Robert Johnson L-1 Guitar-- $1,995.00
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Built in 2011, no longer in production. Case included.

Other Guitars

Warden Custom Telecaster -- $400.00
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Red with green cactus design. Hard case included.
Ibanez Gio Electric Guitar -- $139.00
6-string electric guitar. \

Hammered Dulcimers

Nick Blanton "Forte" -- $2,250.00
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Made in 1995. 16/15 with 6-course low bass bridge on left side. Range G2
- E6. Longer scale length results in a brighter, traditional sound, firm mid-range and solid bass. A great instrument for dances. 1 1/16" string spacing. Western red cedar top (stained black, purfling on top & bottom
rail) and back. Single rosette soundhole. Soft padded green cordura case included. Stand not included.
David's Dulcimers "Spinet" -- $799.00
16/15, musical note soundholes. Soft case included.
Rizetta Augusta Chromatic -- $650.00
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13/12.
Folkcraft Legend 15/16 -- $1,250.00
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With case.
Rizetta Hammered Dulcimer - - $1,900.00
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Case included!
Dusty Strings D600N - $2,499.00
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With case, legs, tri-stander and music stand.
Folkcraft Legend 16/15 -- $949.00
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Mahogany and walnut - like new w. stand and case.

Harps

Ardival Rose 26-string wire strung harp -- $2,175.00
Description coming soon!
Folkcraft Celeste 22-string harp -- $299.99
Stand included.
Dusty Strings FH26 -- $700.00
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Built in 1987. Levers on C & F strings, built in legs. Repaired and restrung in our shop.
Gustavo Arias APYH-28 Peruvian Harp -- $1,100.00
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26 strings, full sharping levers. Comes with case and leather strap.
Harp is not free-standing (must rest on its back when not being played).
New cost $1,600 + shipping.
1920's Clark Irish 31 Strings -- $3,500.00
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In excellent condition, one of the best we've ever seen. Full blade levers. Original stand with attaching hardware including, also in excellent condition.
Folkcraft Highland "Senior" Harp -- $599.00
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27-string harp w. stand and tuning wrench.
Clarsach harp -- $400.00
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Wire-strung, 24 strings, unknown maker. Tuning wrench & extra strings included.

Lap Dulcimers

Jim Good 5-string -- $300.00
Case included.
Jim Ruzieka Lap Dulcimer-- $149.00
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Made in St. Albans, WV, 1997. Labeled #56. 5 strings, wooden friction pegs, heart soundholes. Chipboard case included.
June Apple German Scheitholt -- $245.00
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Actually this guy's brand new, we just don't have a good separate dulcimer page! This is an "Americanized" version of the Pennsylvania German zither typically found in Pennsylvania Dutch counties and known as the predecessor to the Appalachian mountain dulcimer. It has 5 strings: double melody strings that run over a thin black walnut fretboard (includes 6 1/2 fret), and the other 3 are drone strings. Black walnut body & western red cedar top, zither tuning pins.

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

Santander Bandola Llanera -- $79.99
Tuned like a mandolin. Soft case included.
Mid-Missouri Mandola M-15 -- $599.00
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If new, $975. Soft case included.
1908 Gibson A4 -- $1,900.00
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Black top, original floral tuners, installed pickup. Ameritage hard case included.
1919 Vega 201 -- $875.00
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Description coming soon!
Mandolin, unlabeled flat-back ca. 1930-40.-- $425.00
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Very good condition. Well-constructed, all-mahogany mandolin, possibly by Regal or Lyon & Healy era S.S. Stewart. Solid woods throughout, with inlaid pickguard. White neck binding is not original (would have been same as body binding.) A few top cracks (lower bass side) have been fully repaired and expertly retouched. Very healthy and easy to play. Reconditioned, set up and guaranteed 60 days by luthier-owner; sold cosmetically "as is".
Strad-O-Lin Mandolin, ca 1955-56 -- $575.00
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Well preserved and thoroughly reconditioned mandolin from Strad-O-lin's middle range, with laminate top. Excellent condition and playability,with no major repairs or structural issues. All original, including tuners, pickguard (w/crack repaired) and tailpiece. New adjustable bridge. Low-cost in their day, Strad-o-lins are known for always sounding better than you would think they should! Solidly built and among the best values in a vintage A-style arch-top mandolin. A clear, bright tone at a fraction of the cost of a pre-war Gibson A model, and better than most modern plywood copies.
Strad-O-Lin Mandolin, ca. 1960 -- $575.00
Made with solid woods throughout, including a spruce top, producing a fine sound at a fraction of the cost of a pre-war Gibson A model.     Fully reconditioned, excellent condition and playability with no major repairs or structural issues. Original pickguard, tailpiece, precise 24:1 ratio tuners, and neat art-deco bridge.     Low-cost in their day, Strad-o-lins are known for sounding "better than they ought to!" Well built and among the best values in a solid wood vintage arch-top mandolin.     Guaranteed 60 days by luthier-owner for structural integrity and playability (sold cosmetically as-is.) Used chipboard case in good condition included.
Silvertone Mandolin -- $549.00
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All-solid, 1940's or 50's, full reconditioned! See it in our eBay store http://stores.shop.ebay.com/House-of-Musical-Traditions
1916 Gibson F2 -- $4,800.00
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W. Hard shell case.
Bowl-back Mandolin by Vega -- $850.00
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Boston, Mass. 1913 - serial number 30128. Gorgeous American-made instrument for the classical player. Back is rosewood ribs, spruce soundboard and mahogany neck with pearl dot inlays in ebony fretboard. Perfect shell inlay in tortoise pickguard, abolone 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 guage strings. Another exceptional example by this famed company, just a step in ornamentation also being offered at this time.60-day guarantee from luthier-owner for structural integrity and playability.
Gibson "A" Mandolin, 1918 -- $1,490.00
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Serial number 40742. Natural top, simple "A" model with an excellent sound and great playability. Fully repaired, reconditioned, good looking and completely sound structurally. One top crack on treble side and several small holes from ill-advised pickguard installation fully repaired, mostly hidden by pickguard and nearly invisible. A fine specimen. Bridge and pickguard are authentic Gibson from other mandolins of the period, with modern clamp. Tuners and tailpiece are high quality reproductions of the missing originals. 90-day guarantee from luthier-owner for structural integrity and playability. Sold cosmetically as-is with nearly-new hardshell case.
Bowl-back Mandolin, no label -- $340.00
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American, maker unknown, ca 1925 - Attractice middle grade mandolin, solidly built and crack-free after about 90 years. Has been extensively reconditioned and upgraded with new rosewood fretboard, bone nut, ebony bridge, inlaid ebony pickguard (original was missing). Compensated bridge saddle for improved intonation. Nice, full tone. Completely refinished in lacquer (original varnish was beyond saving). Pretty rips of alternating woods - perfect for Renaissance re-enactment. Profesionally setup. 90-day guarantee from luthier-owner for structural integrity and playability. Sold cosmetically as-is.
"Supertone" labeled bowl-back Mandolin -- $1,250.00
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By Washburn, ca. 1910. This beautiful instrument carries a Supertone label, a Sears brand. Sears contracted with various manufacturers to supply instruments. The design elements clearly reveal that it is made by Washburn, one of the pre-eminent American firms of the period. 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 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-mind condition at around 100 years old! Guaranteed 60 days from luthier-owner. Includes rare orginal hard case, refurbished.
CF Martin Bowlback Mandolin -- $699.00
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circa 1908.

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

Martin Mahogany Ukulele -- $600.00
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Style "0" soprano ca. 1932 - 34.
Martin Mahogany Ukulele -- $795.00
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Style "0" soprano ca. 1932 - 34.
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 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

Cellos


Chinese Instruments

Er-hu -- $250.00
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with case & bow
Er-hu -- $125.00
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with case & bow
Moon lute -- $250.00
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Includes hard shell case.

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

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


Miscellaneous Instruments

Tenor / lead Steel Drum -- $1,500.00
New tenor / lead steel drum w. case, stand and sticks. Built in Trinidad by Gill's Panshop. Tuned by Emily Lemmerman.
Yamaha DGX Piano -- $349.00
Keyboard with stand and bench and case!
Baglama Saz -- $269.00
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Made in Turkey.
Japanese Taishokoto -- $300.00
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With case, book, extra strings
11-string Oud -- $375.00
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Description coming soon!
Moroccan Giumbri -- $200.00
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"Soapback bass" played in the Gnawha tradition of Essonra, Marakech, Morocco. Camel skin head. Case included.
Estrella - Aywestra Dresco Charango -- $450.00
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If new, $700 - this one's in mint condition with a humidifier and spare strings and hard shell case included.
Kenyan Kalimba -- $47.00
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Description coming soon!
Bass Mbira -- $74.00
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Traditional African Mbira!
Senegal Kora -- $379.00
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Regularly $499.
Senegalese Kora-- $899.00
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Large body.
Dunbar P1 Bagpipes -- $600.00
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With books and case and 2 chanters.
Persian Santur -- $200.00
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Hard shell case and hammers included.
Roosebeck Rebec -- $379.00
Hard case included.
Kemence - 3 string bowed fiddle -- $70.00
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Includes case, bow and rosin.

Indian Instruments

Hemen and Co. Double Gourd Sitar w. 2nd Bridge -- $1,950.00
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Description coming soon!
Saraswati Veena -- $2,000.00
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Description coming soon!
Male Tampura -- $599.00
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Hard shell case.
Banjira Yoga Harmonium -- $399.00
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Description coming soon!
Hiren Roy & Sons Sitar -- $2,600.00
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Single owner, beautiful pro-level sitar. circa 1983 with hard shell case and second gourd.
Tanpura -- $400.00
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 See it in our eBay store http://stores.shop.ebay.com/House-of-Musical-Traditions
Sarod -- $1100.00
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Made in India, by Oriental Musikcraft of Germany. Professional quality, nice hardshell case included. If new, $1775.
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