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1984 McGill Steel String
This remarkable steel string acoustic guitar was received in the store on consignment. It was made in 1984 by luthier Paul Daniel McGill, an American builder who is now most well-known for his classical guitars.
McGill was in Wisconsin when he made this guitar. About 8 years into his career as a maker, it demonstrates that he was already well versed in his chops as a builder. This instrument is No. 55 and features gorgeous European flamed maple back and sides, Sitka spruce for the top, Koa bindings, and a Koa neck. There are perhaps four instruments with this body shape, and this is the last one of this type that was made by McGill. Not long after the completion of this guitar McGill made his way to Nashville and shifted his concentration to nylon-stringed classical guitars.
Now approaching 40 years old, the instrument is in excellent shape. While there are some somewhat noticeable dings on the soundboard, the guitar is without significant wear. Per McGill, there was work done to the neck in the vicinity of 20 years ago that involved him replacing the fretboard. The abalone rosette along with the flourished treatment of the bottom end of the fretboard and the elegant headstock shape give this guitar a striking and uniquely refined visual presence that is matched by its sound.
Measurement-wise, our eyes give us the following figures:
Scale: 25 1/2 Inches
Nut Width: 1 3/4 Inches
Saddle Spacing: 2 1/8 Inches
Width at Lower Bout: 16 Inches
Width at Upper Bout: 11 3/4 Inches
Waist: 19 Inches
Length of Body: 19 3/4 Inches
Length from Headstock to Bottom: 41 Inches
Body Depth: 4 Inches at neck heel; 4 7/16 Inches at bottom.
The guitar is equipped with a Schatten HFN Active pickup system. Neck has a truss rod which is accessed from the soundhole and behind the soundboard brace.
The guitar includes a hard-shell case.
2012 Stonebridge (Furch)
1996 Webber Classical
We learned that David Webber is now “semi-retired”. He worked with one assistant and produced a remarkable average of 100 guitars a year. The 6 fan braces are beautifully carved, but I can’t identify the pattern. I’m guessing it’s what Mr. Webber developed himself. It’s a lovely guitar made of solid cedar and Indian rosewood. It has a bold and strong voice with powerful fundamentals. 650 mm scale, 52 mm nut. Very nice condition with only some fingernail marks near the soundhole. Includes premium hard case. Price: $1,995
Composite Acoustics GX
1928 Style 2 National Tricone (SOLD)
Among the more curious things to come through the store, this 1928 Style 2 National Tricone guitar is both a unique slice of history and something of a mystery. Inscribed on the back with the names Jake Barbee and Dorothy Cobb, our understanding is that this pair performed together; however, research has revealed precious little about either individual. The instrument itself is not in ideal shape (pictures show fretboard damage and some removed frets), but it is nonetheless a compelling guitar with both a story to revealed and likely some songs left to play.
Recording King RO-342 (Sold!)
The Recording King RO-342. Sound and playability being the most important part of any guitar, the RO-342 brings that in spades, delivering an 000-style guitar of exceptional value. The guitar features a solid AAA Adirondack Spruce top, solid East Indian Rosewood back and sides, Abalone purfling and rosette, and bound fretboard and headstock. Bone nut with 1 ¾” width and 24.9” scale length. Priced at $1,099. Case or bag is extra.
1981 Guild D35 (Sold)
The D-35 is part of Guild’s Bluegrass Series of guitars. Made in Westerly, Rhode Island of solid sitka spruce and mahogany, it was designed to compete with a D-18. This one sure does with a solid projecting voice that delivers the goods. In very nice condition with just some honest play wear. Fishman pickup and original case.
Galloup Guitars “Classic”
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