VINTAGE GUITARS AND GEAR
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WE have a strong passion for old instruments. They speak to us. We find our joy in searching them out and then doing any and all adjustments and restorations required to make them sing once again. Each one has a story and a history, but we don't think their story has ended. We see it as our mission to find them, restore them and let you write their next chapter.
WE spend our time searching across the globe, purchasing and restoring the best instruments available from the early 20th century. Not all of them are resto's, some we just need to clean and set up. Either way, we love to give old instruments the attention they have earned. Then we price them fairly and meticulously pack and ship them to you, with our flat $75 insured rate on guitars
including our one of a kind "white glove" shipping service.
WE ensure that every instrument you purchase from us has been thoroughly cared for and set up by our expertly trained and experienced luthier. He loves them almost as much as we do. Only when we are both satisfied do we carefully pack, and ship your instrument with our "white glove" service to be certain these pieces of history arrive with the dignity and care they have earned.
The truth is, it's often hard to part with these jewels since we only sell instruments we would love to own ourselves.
We've Got Some New Ones At the Luthier
In the next week or so, we'll start posting several new vintage guitars that we've scoured the country for. We have 2, yes 2, Gibson LG-2's being polished up. Both from the 50's. We've got an extremely well preserved and rare '63 Gibson ES 125 TDC. Those beauties are currently spending time with a nicely appointed '73 Martin D-35, a '73 Fender Tele Thinline and an extremely rare '37 Carson Robison K-14. And all of those can't be topped by the unbelievable Brazilian rosewood on our dainty Washburn 1869 Parlor.
Keep your eyes out. Each one is still getting some love and prep to be ready to post. But they'll be rolling out over the next few weeks.
Be On The Look Out
So we came across a stack of absolute top quality "not yet vintage" guitars that we just had to buy and bring to you. You'll find the recent posts of an amazing 2013 Les Paul Historic R9, a top of the line 2009 Stratocaster Deluxe Custom, A gorgeous Paul Reed Smith P22 10 Top. And a brand new Gibson J-45 Standard. Each of these gals is in amazing condition and are something that any serious player/collector would be proud to own. We've priced them to sell, so don't miss out!
And there are many others en route or with our luthier
Check back often as these finds are constantly coming and going. Don't miss o
WE love older instruments, particularly guitars. We look for instruments that need love and a good home. Then we provide them the TLC they deserve to get them in tip-top playing condition. Our focus period is between 1900 and 1979. But we occasionally go on either side of that. Once and a while we also find what we call, "Not Yet Vintage" instruments that we think are special. We look them over, make sure they’re great “players” and then sell them to you.
WE do not farm out our packing and shipping function . We meticulously pack each and every instrument ourselves. We use only our approved shipper. We insure and carefully track your package. We’ve found that no one loves and cares for these guitars as much as we do. We have developed a hands-on process that cares for your instrument every step of the way. We like to think we do a little more than other sellers in providing this level of delivery care for every single instrument. We do it because they mean that much to us.
Our selection of instruments is changing all the time. We are opportunistic and always on the lookout. They come and they go, so don't miss out.
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Our goal is to find and sell only the best vintage guitars. Occasionally we find one that is not to our high standard, but we see it as a classic, nice player-worthy of a caring home. We don't fully restore these guys. We take them and put them into top playing condition and then sell them at true bargain prices. Don't expect them to be beauty pageant winners or to be showroom fresh. But you can expect them to be checked out, set-up and fun to play.
Instruments at the Last Stop will be nice instruments at great prices. They will come and go quickly---We will only have them when we have them---So if it peaks your interest...Don't wait. You can search them out in our Vintage Store. Our hope is that you will connect with one and make your place "the last stop" for these worthy road warriors.
Once and a while we find one that isn't quite vintage but is a great instrument at a great price. Check these out!
Also, note the 1994 Limited Edition Gibson Harley Davidson model that is now listed. A special version of the J-180. Great looks and incredible sound!
Check these and others out by clicking into our Vintage Store page. Look for the "Not Yet Vintage" link.