is a very nice 1930s vintage tenor banjo with a brass tone ring, a 19 fret walnut neck and very cool floral decal on the back of its walnut resonator. Epiphone built the Mayfair between 1928 and 1935 and this fine example is all original and even includes the green velvet lined vintage hard shell case.
Custom built by Fred Stuart.Very rare! Nicely flamed SQUARE maple neck with spagetti logo on head and also on the side of the neck facing the audience.2 piece lightweight swampash
body in late 50s style blonde.Nitro finish.1 special Jazzmaster neck pickup with extra high magnets.Vintage style Tele bridge pickup.Cool tortoise pickguard.Pots dated 1995.Officially made only 3 pcs, for JERRY DOUGLAS, JEFF BECK AND WAYLON JENNINGS lapsteel player at the time.This is the 4th one (PROTOTYPE?).This one was sold privately from the fender custom shop.No # number, no tags or cert.Fender hardcase.All original..
Great sounding lapsteel here! 58 cm scale.New reissue tuners from Kluson and a new jack& Pyramid E tuning Hawaii strings. All rest is original.Nize rosewood coverplate.Big and original bone nut.Incl orig case. Wonderful!.
Lapsteel National 1950s.
ART DECO!! Sounds legendary! Incl orig hardcase..
Lapsteel Oahu 1940/1950s.
Works fine.Set up with new strings and sounds great! Including the rare original hardcase! Too cool!
Levin Acoustic Steelstring model 47HG HAWAIIAN Guitar. 1947.
Body width: 400 mm.
Spruce top with undetermined bracing.
Walnut back & sides.
Mahogany neck with non-adjustable T-shaped duraluminum truss rod.
Unbound Walnut fingerboard with Pearloid dot inlay.
Ten year warranty.
Body width: 260 mm.
Birch back & sides.
Unbound BRAZILIAN rosewood fingerboard with pearloid dot inlay.
Nickel plated tuners.
One year warranty.
Introduced: ca 1947.
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A-style.F hole.Classic Sunburst.THIN nitrocellulose lacquer.Including nice hardcase..
6400 SEK Sold
Mandolin Eastman MD-514 CS New.
F-style.OVAL soundhole.CL.Antique Red THIN nitrocellulose lacquer.Including nice mandolin shaped hardcase.Mandolin 500 Models:Modeled after the classic instruments of the 1920’s this fully hand-carved solid mandolin is crafted with an aged spruce top and maple back and sides. The maple neck is finished with a solid ebony fingerboard and an ebony fronted headstock. Fittings are nickel plated and the fret board features dot inlays. Available in Classic or Sunburst finish.
8900 SEK Sold
Mandolin Eastman MD-515.CL. NEW.
F-style.F hole.CL.Antique Red THIN nitrocellulose lacquer.Including nice mandolin shaped hardcase.Mandolin 500 Models:Modeled after the classic instruments of the 1920’s this fully hand-carved solid mandolin is crafted with an aged spruce top and maple back and sides. The maple neck is finished with a solid ebony fingerboard and an ebony fronted headstock. Fittings are nickel plated and the fret board features dot inlays. Available in Classic (sold-out) or Sunburst finish.Photo shows classic finish.Last one in stock now....
Mandolin Eastman MD-515.CS. NEW.
F type.F hole.Classic Sunburst.Real handrubbed NITRO CELLULOSE finish. Superb quality from Eastman as usual.All SOLID wood Beautiful flamed Maple back and sides, Spruce top, fully handcarved and with incredible tone.Genuine Ebony fingerboard.Maple neck.Handpolished genuine Bone saddle.Including nice mandolin shaped hardcase..
Superdeal 8900 SEK Sold
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F-style.F hole.Antique finish.THIN nitrocellulose lacquer.Including nice hardcase..
10900 SEK Sold
Mandolin Eastman MD-615. NEW.
F type.F hole.CS.Classic sunburst.THIN nitrocellulose lacquer.Including nice hardcase.Mandolin 600 Models.This fully hand-carved mandolin is handcrafted with a solid flamed maple back and sides and an aged spruce top. Upgrades include Schaller nickel plated tuners, a single-ply headstock, back binding, and 3-ply binding on top. Available in Classic or Sunburst finish.Listprice:10900..
Superdeal 8995 SEK Sold
Similar to the 600 series but with the following upgrades: Gold or nickel plated hardware, highly flamed maple, back and sides, 3-ply binding on the headstock and body, as well as side binding. Available in our Classic or Sunburst finish..
13600 SEK Sold
Sunburst.An inspired recreation of a unique specialty instrument from the Golden Age of the Mandolin
Carved Solid Spruce top, Carved Highly-flamed Maple back & sides
Full-sounding bell tones with remarkable projection.In USA:2150usd excl tax, shipping and customs... .
Superdeal New lower price!_ PRISSÄNKT NU! Sold
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Sunburst.Vintage type model.Solid ADIRONDACK (vintage Martin & Gibson pre 1945 style) Spruce top for fantastic tone and incredible volume.Oil varnish, special finish!! These are Incredible!!! .
14900 SEK Sold
Mandolin Eastman MD-904. NEW.
2 pointer.A type.Oval hole.Classic color..
13400 SEK Sold
Mandolin 900 Models The "crème de la crème" of Eastman’s fine mandolins. Luxurious upgraded features include AAA quality highly flamed maple, gold plated hardware, hand-bound multi-ply maple wood binding on headstock and body, veneer on back of headstock. Available in our Blonde,Golden Age or Sunburst finish..
Reprinted from Acoustic Guitar Magazine April 1996.
Players:Mike Auldridge , Bob Brozmans, Jerry Douglas, Ben Harpers, Greg Leisz, David Lindley, Sally Van Meter.
For amplification and recording, almost all the players interviewed use the Sunrise soundhole pickup (Sunrise Pickup Systems, 8101 Orion Ave. #19, Van Nuys, CA 91406).
Much of the Sunrises mystique follows David Lindleys sound and his declaration, "Its got magic stuff in it!"
Manufacturer Jim Kaufman identifies the Sunrises "magic stuff" as its quick response, sonic imaging, pole pieces that make an audible difference when adjusted, and ability to move with the guitars top.
For microphones, Lindley and Harper favor vintage tube mikes like the AKG C-12 and M-50, while other players mention high-end Neumanns, like the U-67 and U-87. For live performances, Bob Brozman mixes a Sunrise with workhorse Shure SM-57 mikes "because thats what everybody has, so I adapt."
Weissenborn / HILO koa lapsteel. 1922-1926. Good condition.
All Hawaiian solid KOA with 6- 3/4 inch bridge. "The factory guitars from 1922-1926 are lightly braced and have a bridge that is 6-3/4 inches from point to point. The factory guitars from 1927-1937 are heavily braced and have bridges that are 5-1/2 inches point to point. The shorter bridges are a spotting feature for me.
From my standpoint, the 1922-1926 factory guitars sound better than the 1927-1937 because they vibrate more, giving that long sustain and ethereal Weissenborn sound". "Jerry Douglas plays a Weissenborn Style 1, and tunes it to open D (D A D F# A D). He uses D Addario phosphor bronze strings with gauges of .014, .016. .026, .036, .044, and .060"...Incl new TT hardcase..
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