This is a Nicolaus Amati Copy circa 1920 violin being sold with bow and case. The case appears to be original.
Niccolo Amati was a teacher of Stradavari. Born 1596, Died 1684. His violins are considered technically perfect, and are copied much. He started with a smaller model than Stradavari. Then Niccolo worked on a "Grand Model."
Nicolo (1596-1684), son of Hieronymus, grandson of Andrea, and nephew of Antonio, is considered the greatest instrument maker of the family. His instruments are much admired for their beautiful and penetrating, though not powerful, tone. Violins, violas, cellos, several three- string bass viols, and at least one pochette by his hand are known.
This is an all original Epiphone Olympic Special Double Cutaway electric guitar being sold in 'Excellent condition'.
A number of different guitars in Epiphone's history have been referred to as the Olympic. The Olympic Special was originally called the Olympic Junior, and was introduced in 1962. The Olympic Special was similar in design to the Gibson melody maker. Both models had a thin single-coil pickup and similar headstock design. The body of the Olympic Special was updated part way through 1965 with an asymmetrical shape.
Guitar is USED and shows signs of age/playwear. Overall good condition for its age.
As one of Gibson's first successful Electric Spanish (ES) guitars, the ES-150 was groundbreaking instrument in many ways. Like many Gibson guitars the ES-150 experienced a stoppage in production during World War II, and was reintroduced in 1946 with a number of changes. Most notably, the original blade or "Charlie Christian" pickup was replaced with a P-90.
Years of Production: 1959 - 1979
Unique to this Era: Starting in late '69, Gibson used a slotted style headstock on the EB-0.
Body Style: Double cutaway solidbody
Wood Composition: Mahogany body, Mahogany neck, Rosewood fingerboard
Design Elements: Humbucker pickup, 30 1/2-inch scale length, dot inlays, slotted headstock
Finish Specifications: Cherry Red was the only standard finish offered on the EB-0 until 1971.
Notable Players: Jack Bruce, David Knights, Mike Watt
Between 1975 and 1978, Gibson produced the Mark series of flattop acoustics which were designed by Michael Kasha and Ricahrd Schneider. These steel-strings had a 16 3/16-inch wide body and were narrower at the waist than a normal dreadnought. Some innovative features offered with the Mark series were a modified fan-pattern bracing style, an asymmetrical bridge, a removable pickguard, and interchangeable saddles. The MK-35 specifically used Mahogany for its back and sides, dot inlays, nickle-plated, and a three-piece Rosewood fingerboard.
The Duo-Jet stands as one of Gretsch's most iconic guitars and certainly its most iconic solidbody. This chambered solidbody is most closely associated with George Harrison who played one in the early Beatles era and throughout his whole career. While not as collectable as their Gibson or Fender counterparts, vintage Duo-Jets are amongst the most prized Gretsch solidbody guitars.
This is an all original Duo-Jet built in 1958. It's had some major body repairs on the neck near the headstock and on the back near the cavity. The guitar was cracked and professionally repaired. This guitar plays and sounds beautifully.
Guitar is in overall good condition for its age. Has minor checking at heel of neck and along right side of body near pickguard.
The Kramer aluminum neck era ran from 1976 to 1985 and was the legacy of the company before switching over to the more popular wood neck models uring the 80s. The first production batch of Kramers were introduced in November 1976. All of these early Kramers featured a "forked" aluminum headstock and aluminum "skeletal" neck (the Dukes had no headstock). These necks, designed for sustain, contained slots that ran the length of the neck for holding the wood fills in place. The idea of the wood inlays were to reduce the coldness feel of aluminum. Usually but not always, the wood neck fills were the same type and color as the body. The Ebonol fretboard contained large Phil Petillo designed "center-touch" frets, a zero nut and aluminum dot inlays. The higher up models had the mother of pearl "crown" shaped inlays. Scale lengths were 25". Tuners were Schallers. They were manufactured at the Kaiser Aluminum plant on East Avenue in Erie, Pennsylvania. The necks were attached to the body by two bolts and the bolts were covered by an oval shaped aluminum plate. Control cavity covers were also aluminum.
The first pickups were chrome covered with "Kramer" etched in the covers and pickup height was adjusted from the back of the guitar. The first models also had walnut pickup surronds that broke rather easily. Pickups were of an unknown origin but rumored to be Mighty Mites. Body woods in the beginning were fancier imported woods like koa, bubinga, swetenia, afromosia, etc. before going on to plain maple and walnut.
Bud Ross founded Kustom Amplifiers in 1965, which became well known for their "Tuck and Roll" covering which consisted of Naugahyde and feels like squishy plastic with a sparkle finish.
This is a Kustom K-25-2 combo guitar amplifier finished in Silver Sparkle Tuck and Roll covering being sold in 'Excellent' cosmetic condition.
$ 199.99This is a 1950s vintage LIFTON hard shell case for a Jumbo/J200 being sold in good condition, which is unusual for it's age. It has no hinge or latch issues. You will find usual wear expected for a 60 year old case.
This is a very rare Mammoth Guitars "Vintage Dreadnought" acoustic guitar built by Dana Bourgeois in 1995. This is number 4 of only 20 made.
Released as the result of a collaboration between Mosrite and surf-rock group The Ventures, the Mosrite Ventures electric guitar was a short-lived, funky child of the '60s. High-gain pickups and a super slim neck, as well as a unique tremolo system, characterize the Ventures, and although the Ventures was reborn in various forms throughout Mosrite's existence, the models from the 1960s are considered the most collectible.
This is a real deal 1959 Supro Rhythm Master in Sunburst finish. It's a rare model that was made in the original Chicago Valco factory. The guitar features two original patent number oversized single coil pickups, along with a piezo pickup. The little screws on the side are small pots, that you can adjust the volume & tone for each pickup.