With a wonderfully rich tone, this instrument is tuned to G-D-A-E an octave below a standard mandolin. String pairs are tuned to unison.
Includes Polyfoam mandolin case
With hard shell case
With hard shell case
This drum is beautifully crafted from repurposed wood and a perfectly tensioned goatskin head. It has a completely unique tone due to an almost combo design between Ashiko and Djembe. The stave joinery in these drums is amazingly tight and the attention to every last detail is remarkable for the price! View some more detailed photos and other drums at Gold Line Drums.
On occasion I have access to discounted instruments with minor imperfections and this is one such occasion. Perfect beyond some small pin prick sized bubbles in the finish in the bridge area this 17″ AR 810CE is a fully carved solid wood jazz archtop. Remarkeable value really, very few, if any, commercial guitar makers are creating solid wood, hand carved archtops in this price range. These instruments are truly inspiring to play if you desire an instrument to match your Jazz tendencies or aspirations!
The jumbo cutaway Martin JC-16ME Aura Acoustic-Electric Guitar features a polished gloss lacquered body, European flamed maple back and sides and a solid Sitka spruce top. The fingerboard and bridge are crafted from striped Macassar ebony. Each JC16ME guitar is equipped with the acclaimed Fishman onboard Aura sound reinforcement system.
Action is perfect on this guitar, it plays beautifully and sounds fantastic!
This guitar has the requisite patina of a vintage gibson as well having great tone. Love that classic chunky bass. Neck angle is good and the guitar is very playable with nice action. A pleasure to play and a pleasure to look at!
This 21 chord autoharp is pre 78′ which means it was made in the USA! The zither pins are all working and it’s good shape.
This old tyme clawhammer signature series Bob Carlin banjo not only plays wonderfully but looks the part. Neck attachment strength and angle can be challenging with the old dowel stick system and although it looks like that’s the system on this banjo it’s not. Fake dowel stick over a modern, single co-ordinator rod, which is certainly more aesthetically pleasing to some.
These 4 string banjos were intended, as I understand it, to be versatile. At 20 frets not a true 17 or 19 fret Tenor but also not a 22 fret Plectrum.
Theory being that one could tune it to either of the short scale tunings used in Irish music, GDAE or CGDA (also for Dixieland music) as well as a std Plectrum tuning of CGBE for traditional jazz.
Std aluminum pot of the Degas banjos which seems to produce good volume.
Can’t go wrong with this all rounder in good condition.
Handmade teardrop dulcimer. A little rough in spots but is quite playable and sounds just like it should.
Excellent value for the advancing student. The bones of this instrument are solid as demonstrated by Michael Kevin Jones. The set up has been tweaked by me to play well, which includes Thomastik Superflexible strings.
This is the Yamaha YFH-731. Now discontinued it has a medium bore at .433 and is the standard for good quality flugel horns at a reasonable price. Silver plated, this instrument has barely been used and is priced well below it’s usual street price of approx $1,000. Includes a well made hardshell case. See the used brass section to view a companion Yamaha professional series Cornet.
These are handmade by a small family run violin company in China. I deal with them directly, no middleman and have been very pleased with their product. The all plywood version I sold for $900 and the hybrid version with solid spruce top, laminate back and sides for $1,200. Good bang for the buck after I’ve done a decent setup and put better quality strings on!
This mandolin is not often available as the ‘Classic Sunburst’ is made in smaller quantities and goes quickly. Very different sounding instrument than the oval hole with a decidedly better feel in terms of upper fretting access as the neck heel comes into play more at the 12th fret as opposed to the 9th fret of the oval hole 504A.
Decent conversion done by Allegro strings in Bellingham, Wa. This conversion produces a reasonbaly convincing lower end viola, with the appropriate string gauges, from a violin. This was a decent entry level instrument, good condition, no bow. Not an easy find in these parts if your little one is attracted to viola!
Fantastic crossover guitars for folks who like aspects of both steel strings and classicals. Thinner neck (thickness) with slightly less width at the nut, 1 7/8″, radiused fingerboard, cutaway and pickup. Price includes gig bag. This is the entry guitar into Cordobas Fusion series.
Casey Burns has been handcrafting wooden flutes for over 30 yrs. They are beautiful in every respect and the warmth of a wooden flute is unmistakeable. This folk flute is a simple, high quality instrument that is meant to be affordable and enjoyable, it is! We carry three versions of the folk flute; std hole spacing, small hole spacing (ever so slightly smaller than std for smaller hands) and a large hole version (the actual finger hole diameter is larger) which produces more volume, better tonal balance and better ergonomics.
The tenor guitar, like many instruments, holds a particular place in the history of instruments but, like many others it has been rediscovered and for some played in new directions. I love the tension on these instruments, you can really dig your fingers into the strings. The tuning, in fifths, opens up a whole new palette and there are many finger patterns that can be transferred from other instruments to this tuning, tenor banjo being the most obvious or a mandola for another example.
Le ‘Petite Bouche’ or oval hole model of Gypsy Jazz guitar was developed after Mario Macaferri parted ways with Selmer. With a longer scale length and joined at the 14th fret this style of guitar is what Django Reinhardt used for lead playing with his 1930’s orchestra. Most noticeable about these guitars, besides their unique sound is the wider finger board, measuring 1 7/8″ at the nut. Hardshell case included.
The Cigano GJ-15 is a decent entry level Macaferri copy made by Saga Instruments. Fit and finish is nice, it does a reasonable job of producing that bright thin punchiness to play rythm backup for Django or your frineds and it comes with a hardshell case.
This is a fine sounding 3 course instrument that spans 2.5 octaves. The instrument was made locally and includes a hardshell padded case with tuning wrench, hammers, table leg and knee leg. Fantastic price for some unique musical exploration!
This is a decent quality trumpet made in Wisconsin, USA. Worth about $700 new. A few dings and some oxidation but blows fine and valves are smooth.
Simple well made Italian accordion. Frontalinis, per say, haven’t been made for many years and, like many other accordion makes, were absorbed into several other well known accordion companies in the Castelfidardo area of Italy, known as the international capital of accordion makers. It is playing decently but could use some new leathers for the bass notes. Good condition, no mold, case included.