• "The Gibson Super 400" by Thomas Van Hoose $25.00

    Guitar AVAILABLE directly from the author, the second softcover edition of the Super 400 book offers a wealth of information about Gibson's finest archtop guitar, plus the bonus of a minibook on the Gibson L5 and a chapter on competitors such as D'Angelico, Stromberg, D'Aquisto, Epiphone, and Benedetto. The softcover 2nd edition is $ 25.00 plus shipping. These can be personally autographed to the buyer or as a gift to a special friend as designated by the buyer. Come to the source for the finest archtop guitar book in print.
  • 2011 Anthony Wilson Seasons - Live at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Brand New, $20.00

    Guitar JUST RELEASED!!! Here is THE guitarCD/DVD package of 2011 - "Seasons, a Song Cycle for Guitar Quartet", composed and led by Anthony Wilson and featuring Steve Cardenas, Chico Pinheiro, and Julian Lage. Recorded live at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on April 10, 2011 during the exhibiiton "Guitar Heroes - from Italy to New York," and played exclusively on John Monteleone's 4 Seasons guitars. The DVD gives the complete Seasons song cycle performance along with interviews and historical information about John Monteleone, Anthony Wilson, and the 4 stunning Seasons guitars. The CD contains the Seasons song cycle performance and also includes solo performances by Anthony, Steve, Chico, and Julian, plus the closing number played together of Joni Mitchell's "the Circle Game." These guitarists, their music and their instruments create a compelling and engrossing tapestry of written and improvised music on acoustic archtops that almost defies description. Commissioned by John Monteleone, the music score for Seasons is rich and varied and very reminiscent of each changing season, just as John intended when he made the 4 Seasons guitars. The ultimate convergence of art, music, and creativity in one very nice package. Guitar music lovers, this it it!!! PERSONALLY SIGNED BY ANTHONY WILSON!!!
  • 1996 Benedetto Il Palissandro natural/rosewood, Mint, Original Hard, $29,000.00

    Guitar NEW PRICE!!! Il Palissandro is the second of two 16" archtops that Bob created in the 1990s while he was still an independent luthier, before Fender and Savannah. Bob put his heart and soul into this guitar. The soundhole itself is a thing of beauty, consisting of a cluster of openings that resemble small leaves. They help impart an acoustic voice that is balanced, refined, and pure! The top is hand-carved from select aged carved European spruce and is X-braced. The hand-carved back and the rims are made of select old-growth Indian rosewood, and the carved and bookmatched back is a thing of beauty and vibrancy. Bob created this exceptional instrument during 1995-1996, and it is in mint condition. It comes with complete and extensive provenance including copies of articles written about this guitar in various guitar publications. This is, in my opinion, one of the most sublime instruments Bob has ever created, and it cannot be duplicated today. This is truly one of the very best acoustic archtops available in the world today.
  • 1992 Benedetto Manhatten honey blonde, Near Mint, Original Hard, $17,500.00

    Guitar Before Fender and Savannah, Bob was creating all of his instruments alone in his Stroudsburg, PA studio. This superior instrument was hand-crafted there, and it embodies Bob's keen sense of artistic design and functionality. This 17" Manhattan is a one-owner guitar with a lovely carved two-piece European struck stop, a beautiful carved two-piece curly maple back, a one-piece carved curly maple neck, and the darkest ebony fretboard, bridge, tailpiece, and fingerrest. The honey blonde finish is a specialty of Bob's, and it is flawless. The guitar has a suspended Bartolini humbucking pickup with a volume control and tone switch. It comes with its original hard case, and the guitar's interior label is hand-signed by Bob. This guitar is in near-mint original condition with no issues; it plays smoothly and has a lovely, well-balance acoustic voice. When amplified, it sounds very warm and natural. Since Bob has retired, there are very few of his original instruments available - this is one of them.
  • 1999 Benedetto Manhatten 7-string honey blonde, Near Mint, Original Hard, $17,500.00

    Guitar This superb 7-string Manhattan was hand-crafted by Bob alone in his Stroudsburg, PA studio before his association with Fender and Savannah. It is made of the finest materials including European strike of the carved top, intensely figured curly maple for the 2-piece carved back, neck and sides, and the darkest ebony for the fretboard, tailpiece, bridge, and fingerrest. Bob is well-known for his 7-string archtops and has perfected their design, resulting in a well-balanced, smooth-playing 17" archtop guitar that is warm and resonant acoustically and electrically. This is also a one-owner guitar with no issues, in near-mint original condition. It is very easy to play and very pleasing to hear. It comes with its original hard case and is rather rare, since Bob is retired and no longer creating new instruments. Bob's 7-string guitars are prized and used extensively by the world's best guitarists, and the owner of this guitar was quite accomplished in his own right. Cannot be beat!
  • 1962 Fender┬« Pro brown tolex, Excellent, Soft, $2,900.00

    Guitar Very nice and soulful 1962 Pro with original speaker and transformers. Newer tubes, added tilt-back legs, has original handle and footswitch. Big sound, very brown! Comes with new slipcover.
  • 1962 Fender┬« Stratocaster┬« sunburst, Excellent, Original Hard, $19,500.00

    Guitar This is a very fine original 1962 hardtaill Strat with no issues. It is in excellent +++ original condition, and comes with its original brown tolex hard case. The pickups sound great-very open, clear, and full of tone. The three-way switch was replaced with a five-way switch in 1991; the original 3-way switch and the repair tag are in the case pocket along with the bridge cover. Very lightweight and responsive. Frets and fretboard are in really fine condition. Original green guard is almost like new. There is a small area of wear on the back the neck between the 7th and 9th frets. Overall, an exceptionally fine vintage Strat with no stories and no issues. Can't be beat!
  • 1939 Geib Prewar Super 400 leather-covered case, Fair, $500.00

    Guitar HOLIDAY MADNESS SALE!!! This is a prewar Super 400 leather -covered Geib case in fair condition. All latches are intact, the interior lining is in good shape, but the leather and case exterior need restoration. Very rare case, pairs well with 1937-1941 Super 400 guitars. CALL OR CONTACT ME FOR PRICE!!!
  • 1952 Gibson early L5CES Custom tailpiece gold, Excellent, $700.00

    Guitar Early 1950s gold-plated L5CES Custom tailpiece, very similar to ES-295 tailpiece except has "L5" plaque in center; stamped " pat. pending" on end piece; very rare and perfect for an early-50s L5CES with P90s or Alnico pickups!
  • 1959 Gibson EB-2 golden sunburst, Excellent, Original Hard, $6,500.00

    Guitar This is a very nice 1959 EB-2 that is all original and has Led Zeppelin association. It has some minor finish wear and checking, but overall it is in excellent original condition. It plays easily and sounds great - very solid and expressive. Call for more details. Also has the original brown Lifton case with its Led Zeppelin pass attached. Very cool bass!
  • 1986 Gibson Super 400 postcards Brand New, Please Change, $15.00

    Guitar This is a series of 4 postcards I had made from my collection of Gibson Super 400 guitars which were later featured in my book "The Gibson Super 400 - Art of the Fine Guitar." These postcards include a 1935 Super 400, a 1941 Super 400 Premiere, a 1952 Super 400CESN with P90 pickups, and a 1958 Super 400CES with Alnico pickups. There is a brief description of each guitar on the addressee/message side of each postcard. Fun to send to family and guitar friends all over the world! Priced at $15.00 for a set of 4 plus postage. A unique item of guitar history.
  • 1966 Gibson Super 400CES golden sunburst, Excellent, Original Hard, $14,500.00

    Guitar Very nice Super 400CES with 1 PAF and 1 Pat. # pickup, originally set up with factory Bigsby (now in case), now set up with 1970s Super 400 tailpiece; belonged to Wayne Carson, Nashville songwriter known for many successful songs including " The Letter"; plays and sound great, with recent neck reset; refretted; OHC.
  • 2016 HENRIKSEN 1-12ER black, Brand New, Soft, $450.00

    Guitar New Henriksen 1-12ER cab with 12" extended range speaker and tweeter. Great addition to your current Henriksen or other amp, adding robust sound and depth. Not powered, but very friendly to combo amps and heads. New with warranty.
  • 2017 HENRIKSEN 310 black, Brand New, GigBag, $899.00

    Guitar New JazzAmp 310 with 10" speaker, tweeter, and plenty of power for any application. Comes with factory warranty and padded gig bag. List price $ 1199.; our price to you $ 899.!
  • 2017 HENRIKSEN 312 black, Brand New, Soft, $999.00

    Guitar New Henriksen 312 amp with 12" ER speaker, tweeter, and slip cover. New with warranty. Can handle bass and 7-string in addition to guitar, with 160 watts RMS power. Very expressive and flexible. List price is 1329.; our price to you is $ 999.!