Got my hands on my first @prewarguitars instrument today. Based on a 30’s Martin OM with Brazilian Rosewood back and sides. A friend brought it in for a strap button. An amazing sounding guitar with what they call level 3 distressing. I’m not always a fan of distressed instruments but this was beautifully done and really looks the way it should. The tone and playability was where it really shines. These guys really cracked the code on prewar Martin mojo. // #luthier#guitar#prewarguitar#martinguitar#guitarrepair#tonefordays
Today we just wanted to give a shoutout for #FlatTopFriday to @prewarguitars for making this awesome Model D. We’re loading it up with @stringjoy strings this morning and it truly is the best sounding, and playing, acoustic out there. It sounds absolutely amazing! @prewarguitars does excellent work and you should definitely check them out if you haven’t already! Happy Friday!!! -CB
Some of the latest new arrivals here at the shop that aren’t yet listed on our site:
Taylor Builder’s Edition K14ce
Collings Julian Lage Signature OM1A-JL
Collings OM2H, with torrefied top,
And new to the store that have just recently been listed on our site:
Pre-War Herringbone Brazilian
Martin D-28 Authentic 1937
Collings I30LC and I35 LC
Collings MT2 and MF mandolins
No shortage of amazing guitars at the store right now.
What a week in Nashville! Met with lots of dealers and luthiers at the NAMM show. Highlights include: listening to Tristan and Nate play at the Ellis/Pava booth, booth visits with friends, watching Pre-War + Ellis’ amazing karaoke debut, and having my mom come hang at the booth. Missed taking a pic of The Po Ramblin Boys at The Station Inn, but their show was so good! Already looking forward to next year’s NAMM! .
make / manufacturer: Washburn
model name / number: Style 340 Grand Concert
Here we have the cream of turn of the century Chicago guitars. The Style 340 was from Washburn's very top line. Solid Brazilian rosewood back and sides. Solid spruce top. Mahogany neck. 25" scale. Recently had a perfectly performed reset by master luthier Ed Dick of Victor guitar in Denver. This guitar is a fingerpicker's dream. The bass is very tight and controlled so one can really "lean into it" without blowing out the bass. (Mississippi John Hurt Lovers will know what I mean). The soundboard and strings are VERY even all the way across. Hairline crack up to the middle of the bridge (long ago repaired, cleated and stabilized) and some minor checking are the only real flaws. The abalone inlays up and down the fretboard and headstock are works of beauty. Has X-bracing, which was rare for the time. This guitar plays itself and is ready to do so. Just set up, again by Ed Dick. Perfect tuning, perfect intonation, perfect sound. The only other known 340 for sale a dealer has at $6500 at the moment. Do NOT confuse this with cheaper Washburn models of the time, or god forbid, anything made by the modern day Washburn (not the same company). These guitars were made to and did compete with Martin at the time. And they did. Comes in what can't be the original case, but oh well. We're talking about art here. We're talking about history. We're talking about tone. You will NEVER see another 340 again. They're gone. $3500. #guitar#guitarsofinstagram#guitarsforsale#guitars#washburn#acousticguitar#prewarguitar#parlorguitar#wilco#davidrawlings#gillianwelch#rare#handmade#tone
Tocando a introdução de “We’re Back” do @tuathaofficial com meu amigo e companheiro de @bandataverna , @joao.bly 🍀💚!!!
Esse post é pra comemorar as participações do Taverna com o Tuatha, à felicidade dos meus amigos tocando com uma das grandes referências musicais da banda, e ao maravilhoso show que fizemos ontem no @blocodoscamisapreta !!!
Agradecimento especial ao @marcelo_supla , que mandou uma passagem de som ultra rápida e eficiente, junto da equipe do bloco! .
Tl;dr my husband just did the coolest thing... so far.
Once upon a time, my grandpa bought an old, beat-up $3 guitar from a garage sale (the before pic is at the very end). As it turns out, it's a 1941 Epiphone Zephyr. Designed by Herb Sunshine, the Zephyr was introduced in 1939 as Epiphone's fanciest electric model, and in the ever-popular Les Paul's early days, he collected Zephyr models exclusively. Anyway, enough nerd stuff.
My incredibly talented husband COMPLETELY restored this drop-dead gorgeous guitar, my grandpa is a very happy guy, and I was given the great honor of doing the glamour shots. 🤘🎸
If you would like to see the progress pictures, @jd_core posted them as he worked. You can find them on his profile, as well as the rest of the amazing work he does!