A. Galiano Grand Concert Guitar,
1930s ...This guitar was hand built, most likely
by Antonio Cerrito. It has a red spruce top. Sides and back are
convincingly faux-finished to simulate rosewood. The interior
surface is stained almost black, making identification of the
species of wood used for the sides and back
difficult. We think it is most likely birch. Overall excellent
original condition with one repaired top crack next to the
fingerboard extension on the treble side. The nut width is 1
3/4" and scale is 26", the neck profile is a D shape. Body width
is 14 7/8" across the lower bout. Original rosewood bridge,
saddle has been reset at an angle (compensated) for improved intonation.
New tuning machines. Comes with original chipboard case.
Stella Gambler Concert Guitar, circa 1928
...Highly sought after Stella model #5024 in
excellent crack-free condition. All solid birch. Early example
with two different types of decals; two of which depict the four
card suites and the third depicts the King of Hearts. When we
found this guitar, we were told that many years ago this
guitar's original owner had for religious reasons
carefully removed those
"Sinful gamblers decals" in
order to play it in church. Aside from the missing decals, the
guitar was in exceptional original condition, so we replaced the
missing decals and over-sprayed the top. This
guitar is very responsive, with
action that is exceptionally
close and easy. It feels almost
like playing a Fender Strat or
the like! It has a loud, balanced sound perfect for
finger-picking the blues or ragtime! Comes with custom high-tech
feather light hard-shell case.
Stella Grand Concert Guitar, circa 1930
...This is a very healthy long scale Stella, unbound
Adirondack spruce top with "Lyre and Drums" decal and gold leaf
rosette, birch sides and back. 100% original and has no cracks.
Original bridge, tuning machines, etc. Neck set is perfect and
the tone exceptional! Loud and focused, this is a really special
instrument! Comes with original chipboard case. SOLD
Kalamazoo KG 3/3 Sport, circa 1938
... 3/4 size guitar, 12 1/2" lower bout, 23" scale, 1
19/64" nut width. Repaired/cleated top crack and seam
separation, two repaired/cleated back cracks. Freshly reset
neck. Frets are in excellent shape as are the machines. This
little guitar is feather light and very responsive! It's size
makes it a great travel guitar and a cozy little musical
companion when you just want to sit on the couch and play some
tunes. Comes with a period chipboard case. SOLD
Stella Concert Guitar, circa 1930
...All solid birch construction, excellent condition,
crack free body, recent neck reset. New rosewood pyramid bridge.
Colorful decalcomania rosette and back strip. Excellent action.
Loud! Chipboard case. HOLD $995.00
Stella Grand Concert
Guitar, circa 1944 ...All solid birch early Harmony-made
Stella. This is a "war years" guitar, identified by its wooden
tailpiece and sparse use of metals, due to war effort
restrictions. Body is crack-free. Recent neck reset, great
action. Comes with a period chipboard case. $750.00
Fancy Stella Decalcomania Concert guitar,
circa 1912 ...This very rare and ornate model
has a spruce top, birch sides and back. Bound top with wood
purfling. Fancy decal designs on both fretboard and top. The
only mention we have come across was in the
1912 C. Bruno & Son Catalog.
Our example has a paper B&J label inside that reads:
Guaranteed American Make, LESTER, Perfect Scale, B & J, New
York". Obviously the two big New York wholesale distributers
were both offering this model in the early 20th century. Several
repaired and cleated back cracks, no cracks in top or sides. The
original neck had a severely fractured headstock. Luckily, we
had a matching original Stella neck in our parts bin, so we had
Mike Hauver swap necks and transplant the original fingerboard.
Has original end-opening Canvas covered chipboard case.
Harmony "The Vagabond" Concert Guitar
...1930s era guitar, all solid birch construction, Repaired
top and back cracks, new rosewood pyramid bridge. Colorful decal
with lute-playing Robin Hood character, dancing damsel, etc.
Mother -of-toilet-seat fretboard with green position markers
completes the Sherwood Forest motif! Recent reset neck assures
excellent playing action. No case. $525.00 MP3
1921 Gibson A-2 Mandolin
...Excellent+ original condition. Sheraton brown finish. This
mandolin is crack free and 100% original including the original
non-adjustable ebony bridge, engraved tailpiece cover, raised
pickguard and its original hard-shell case.