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1925 Weymann Banjo 5 String Conversion (consignment) SOLD

1925 Weymann Banjo 5 String Conversion (consignment)   SOLD

Weymann banjos are fairly rare and have some unusual features, one of which is most noticeable with the resonator removed. The Weymann company began producing banjos around the turn of the 20th century, and often used the ‘Keystone’ name. In 1924, tenor and plectrum models appeared, and these are the best known Weymann Banjo models.

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1992 Gibson Chet Atkins SST Solidbody Acoustic (consignment) SOLD

1992 Gibson Chet Atkins SST Solidbody Acoustic (consignment)  SOLD

In addition to being a great player, Chet Atkins came up with many great ideas to push the guitar forward. During his association with Gibson, two novel instruments appeared: the Gibson Chet Akins CE Classical Electric, and the Gibson Chet Atkins SST solidbody acoustic.

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1939 Gibson J-35 SOLD

1939 Gibson J-35 SOLD

The Gibson J-35 featured a spruce top with mahogany for the back, sides and neck, and rosewood for the fingerboard and bridge. Originally, the available finish was sunburst, as this hides many visual flaws in otherwise good-sounding and usable wood, which in turn lowers costs and price.

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1955 Gibson J-45 (SOLD)

1955 Gibson J-45 (SOLD)

This 1955 Gibson J-45 has clearly been played, and has had some work done over the years; the original strip-mount Kluson Deluxe tuners have been replaced with Grover Roto-Matic models and a Fishman pickup with endpin jack has been added, and at some point the bridge was replaced with a fixed-saddle design.

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1992 Ramirez SP Classical Guitar SOLD

1992 Ramirez SP Classical Guitar   SOLD

For a brief period in the early 1990s, Ramirez Guitars offered a model called the Ramirez SP (Semi-Professional). In the early 1990s I received several of these SP guitars: fitted with simple Estudio labels but marked with the letters SP. They were clearly FAR superior to any Estudio guitar and the woods and interior bracing suggest that they were a variation on the 1a Professional Especial model.

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1981 David Wren Studio (consignment)

1981 David Wren Studio (consignment)

The David Wren Studio line was made during the early 1980’s as a simpler, lower-priced ‘standard production’ alternative to the rather more expensive custom order models that most builders create. These models feature a spruce top and mahogany back and sides with ebony bridge, maple binding, and a mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard.

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