Another Quality Ibanez Guitar ....This example is MODEL VINTAGE # V302 BS...And it IS A REAL GEM and it has a Premium German Sitka SOLID Spruce Top, WoW! what a nice original finish this one has...AAA Mahogany Sides-Neck & Back "see quality og the grain in the pics" . Lots of Full-and Wonderful rich tone from this baby. Its real ez to play & stays in tune well. It is a crafted in Japan guitar and it compairs favorably to Gibson, Guild or Martin!
Please Note: If you prefer the guitar in Natural and not sunburst see our other listing for another V302 non sunburst we have in stock & available.. thank you for your interest, Joe
Here is a real nice sounding playing and looking Acoustic guitar by Gibson / Epiphone...Spruce top arears to be SOLID, the sides - back & neck are MAHOGANY...great quality tuners...stays in tune and sounds sweet! rated a solid 8.e excelent condition and is priced right.
SOLD OUT ! We are VERY pleased to present a very special example Alvarez Yairi Classical guitar . The condition of this high end instrument is excellent plus and this guitar is simply wonderful. This is hand built example by The Kazou Yairi himself, Japanese Master Luthier.
For those of you not familiar with the Premier Japanese Master Luthier Kazou Yairi and his masterfuly built instruments you may enjoy this vidio introduction to YAIRI GUITARS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPRyLPouYZM The model is CY116 and is a very high-end professional guitar and is in excellent Plus condition. Only the highest grade woods used as you can see ...choice AAA Flamed-Quilted and is 3-dimensional depth is a work of art as you can see by the pictures. This guitar plays and sound AMAZING and is truly inspirational. This guitar shows very little fret wear. There are just a few minor nicks or scratches which is normal wear for a guitar of this vintage that has been lovingly played. This one is a one owner adult owned guitar and comes with its high quality custom hard shell case too.
Alvarez Yairi CY116 Classical Acoustic Guitar
The CY116's Solid Cedar Top is adorned by an elaborate wooden mosaic rosette. Burled Maple Back/Sides give this classical amazing clarity and warmth like the fiery Andalusian plains that inspired the music that this guitar was born to perform. With room-filling projection, the CY116 is a guaranteed conversation starter. You hear it in the elegant pacing of a classical air. You see it in the vivid charm of a folk dance.
Burled Mahogany Back/Sides
Solid Cedar Top
Scale: 25 1/2" (650mm)
Width at Nut: 2" (51mm)
Ivory Body Binding
Wooden Mosaic Rosette
Gold Vintage Open-Style Tuning Machines
Here we have one of the very finest Alvarez model Martin Copies crafted in Japan from this golden era the 1970's.. This example is a 1978 #5053..with a serial # 30861
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ALL ORIGINAL with the only exceptions being the changed out nut & saddle for the preferable upgrade to a true bone nut & saddle and of course the strings. This is a unique & exotic true Vintage Japanese version of the classic ornate Martin D-45 again this one was Crafted in Japan by one of the finest acoustic instrument builders from this time period Alvarez, This guitar is possibly even a bit more fancy than even the actual Martin D-45 with the intricate exotic woods wow see this examples exotic Beautiful 3-piece back simply gorgeous! The Martin D-45 version just has a 2-piece back in most cases...This example is an Alverez model #5053, with the date stamped inside on the label reads ( 1978 ).,,see pic detail. Bound body(front w/b/w/b/w/b/w, back w/b/w/b),bound neck(white),bound peg head(w/b/w). See the Beautiful detailed Abalone inlay around the sound hole with its white mother of pearl fret markers. With an adjustable Ebony bridge with a bone saddle and the sweet smelling Brazilian Jacaranda Rosewood fretboard its simply stunning. Special truss rod cover that has the word Alvarez in gold lettering and SLM (Saint Louis Music)in gold also. Medallion on the back of the headstock says imported and customized Saint Louis Music since 1922.Select Sitka AAA Spruce top, with old highly exotic looking Jacaranda Brazilian Rosewood - awesome landscape figure sides are very figured exotic looking Jacaranda with slight milking of clear coat still is truly gorgeous.
Smells great. Wonderful exotic figuring.
for the back and sides Better pictures to come soon...The Perfling between the woods on the back is just absolutely stunningly gorgeous,unbelievable craftsmanship!!. I've only seen one other like it. Update = NOW WE HAVE another 5053 in stock as well!....WoW! That's Lightning striking twice... Real difficult to find much info on these rare exotics. A truly Beautiful vintage Japanese acoustic guitar and quite the collectible instrument ...for the person wanting only the best at a fair price...not on sale for $6,000-8000 like the Martin this one is a true bargain Vintage exotic WoW! What a great find. JVG Rated at a solid 8.5/10 very good original Vintage condition. I suggest you get his before she's gone..don't know when I'll find another like it. She's gone sorry sold....
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Here we have another great Yamaha aprox..1972-74 YAMAHA FG160 WOW! . ...This is a Gorgeous MARTIN style REPLICA and for the money compares very well to the original in quality materials used..sweet vintage SPRUCE TOP now wonderfully ambered in color from age just too cool, The Back - Sides & Neck are all made from choice AAA Mahogany just what you would expect from an expensive Martin or Gibson...only you would expect to pay much more for one of those , but this is a rare early non "Nippon Gakki" model with the Red Label from Korea.. These early issue Red Label Guitars from Korea utilize the very same materials that were made in Japan. These components were used under strict quality control and 100% assembled in Korea from the very same vintage wood - components & parts as the Japan made Yamaha's. We have had many of these Red Labeled Yamaha's in the 180's & 160's currently and over the years I see up close and in person the very high grade AA mahogany neck s sides & back & the same nice nickel tuners & hardware the very same one piece solid neck no scarf joint at the back of the headstock area like the later Korean & Chinese examples ... This era exhibits just the same just as nice woods as those Japanese big dollar players but " SOME" not all are hidden treasures and are still a real bargain today when compared to the Japanese Red Label versions or a Martin or even Japan made models of this quality...fit & finish & the materials on this guitar are very nice! This guitar does not take the back seat to the Red Label Nippon Gakki version at all. The action is very EZ to play and the TONE is simply wonderful..The Condition is very good++ to excellent vintage it is not mint,and it is not beat..it has natural minor play wear and dings associated with a well loved and played quality guitar it has all the rich patina now of a true vintage acoustic and is quite beautiful in its own right. This guitar has a good history of care its a California guitar where the climate is stable and quite favorable to guitars and was adult owned & loved. This guitar has the preferable a nice MEATY U Shaped Premium Mahogany one piece solid NECK, the frets are still good, The Rosewood is gorgeous too it looks to be Premium grade as well..You will not be disappointed with this guitar at this price the sound is rich like a an expensive $1,000+ guitar, big tone ...no repairs, structural damage..It comes with a new set of Martin strings installed ready to play out of the box. TRULY STUNNING, SEE MORE ... This baby is nice and sweet in person...very nice, , with a classic MARTIN LIKE feel & Sweet-Tone that simply is very hard to beat. The neck is STRAIGHT and the frets are fine w/plenty of life left,this baby plays real nice she stays in tune very well.. .nice workmanship & choice select materials used....You will not be disappointed with this FINE YAMAHA FG160 guitar with NICE TONE & SOUND...its a real Great Player ....This guitars condition is rated at a 8+ Very good+ or better and is very good to excellent condition only a few very minor dings can be seen. this is a real Vintage guitar" and as you can see its in Gorgeous shape!. no known problems cracks-breaks-repairs with no other known issues at all. This one is is 100% READY TO GO!!! its in very good to excellent condition a solid 8+ OR BETTER. This
Here is another fine example of a Professional high quality Japan Crafted guitars...this one is "cross-braced" and is a Dreadnought style acoustic like a martin type exhibiting superior solid construction as well as the very high grade Mahogany body Top - Sides & Back which appears to be all-solid. The necks fretboard is a wonderful Indian Rosewood. This example is believed to be a Vintage 1986 Model. Serial # 86021355. The sound is rich and expressive and very tonefull as would be expected from a quality built instrument. The playability "action" is great EZ to play and this guitar stays in tune very well to with its quality Original Takamine sealed Chrome tuners "grover type" This guitar is professional grade and will serve you well. This guitar is not a new guitar and IS a real VINTAGE guitar and has mellowed well and its condition is rated a solid 8.5/10 very good-excellent with some natural wear -dings-scratches etc.. Overall appearance is Gorgeous! and is sure to please.
Here we have a cool vintage piece. Made in USA and is highly Possible this is a Gibson Archtop. Great Original condition make this a great find...this one is a Solid 8.5/10 condition. This one still has the original tuners and pick guard too. The neck is straight and the frets are still OK...and wow what a supprise this one plays great!..nice vintage tone...no repairs or damages just natural play wear and dings etc associated with a true vintage player....EZ on the eyes see the great detailed bindings! and wow this baby sounds very nice...great for Jazz
Here we have a very cool vintage Japanese Epiphone 12 string acoustic Guitar. This baby is a real fine player...its ez to play with nice action & tone. The craftsmanship is awesome and the woods are very high end..premium Mahogany neck and sides & back with a Premium Spruce top see pictures for the details...its in Very clean shape and other than a belly bludge at bridge and a chipped nut neither effect playing or sound this is a true vintage player. Rated a solid 8.5-9 / 10 excellent condition. Nice Japanese vintage 12 string for a song.
Talk about sweet... gorgeous exotic Hawaiian woods.... The Beautiful curly Koa wood is so rare it is only found in the beautiful Hawaiian Islands...This example is well over 30+ years old and has mellowed to perfection...Very Clean Original condition WoW!....See the pics This one sounds amazing...talk about fun...I got into the Uke after seeing the Beatles anthology interview footage with George Harrison on Maui at his home had several Ukulele's at his home when company came over usually other pro buddies they would all have one to Jam on....so great footage of George etc....and we go to Maui every year now for the last 7 or so..you see the gorgeous Koa Wood everywhere you go almost...but The Curly stuff like this Uke is Very Expensive, This Uke's neck is arrow straight and is also highly curly & figured.... This one is the REAL DEAL folks and it don't get much better...Made in Hawaii in the 60's...in very good-excellent original condition so light finish checking only adds to the wonderful vintage feel of this great player...no disappointments
All The best! SUPER RARE BRAZILIAN
From Aria Japan Model AT100c
Good Old Wood is best!...This example is the best of and has very nicely mellowed with age to a golden amber High Grade Spruce Top perfection to the Brazilian Rosewood back & Fretboard to Premium Mahogany neck wood this guitar screams out Japanese High Quality Workmanship using World Class Materials!!!....In this time period in Japan several factories set out to build the best guitars in the world...these are among the best of the best "law suit" model era. We have had two identical guitars to this one you see her one was a 72 Tama the other was a 74 Alvarez Yairi 5060 and now, See the Tuners and the Diamond Volute on the back of the neck...This guitar is from 1972 and is about 34+ years old and is in AMAZING condition...Gorgeous Hand work fit & finish. Great Rich Exotic Woods used in the entire construction of this guitar and does absolutely project its amazing resonant tone. The tone is rich and the sound is powerful and it plays very nicely with minimal play wear to frets or wood it is in very good-excellent condition in performance and cosmetics. Japans best...This guitar is RARE and not many of these have survived the decades since they was built. This is exactly like the early 70's Tama another rare and more expensive one from the Ibanez Factory we had from this same time period it was built exactly the same same woods & craftsmanship and NECK's Brazilian Rosewood fretboard with real mother of pearl as this Aria has...same bridge, same tuners...same Killer SOUND!...the Tama was also clean and it sold for $1650....You can own the very same guitar here in this Aria for considerably less, the very same guitar, both are rare.
This guitar comes with a free vintage soft shell case a hard shell case is also available for an additional cost from $75-$125
Super Nice and Rare!
Great Martin Copy from the later 60's This example is a Well Crafted in Japan model with the "orange lable" Nippon Gakki highly collectable now as a great player Martin like player.
Great wood...just see the pics WoW! Sitka Soruce Top, Premium AAA Grade Mahogany neck - sides & back...Made by serious craftsmen high degree of skill and well balanced. Nice big Tone as a Martin same type X bracing and is a proven performer. Nicely aged wood and is a wonderful playing 7 sounding vintage guitar equal to many more expensive builders like Martin. This one has a slight stable old top crack as glued and is not an issue anymore...Plays like butta...You will love the sound!
This one sold but NO WORRIES We have yet AMOTHER fresh release from the JVG VAULT ... and she's even NICER. Here we have a sweet Vintage 1968-72 YAMAHA FG150 Japanese Crafted Acoustic This is the best copy of the Martin OOO-18 I have ever heard WoW... This sounds so good...Vintage Yamaha using "Very Good Wood" !!! This highly collectible and quite popular model guitar has an Orange label and is from Nippon Gakki Japan....These are the vintage one's to own...Great EZ players with big wonderful tone..no need to spend a fortune on a Martin if you want that type of tone from well aged wood....This baby has that wonderful TONE. Its in great condition rated @ 8.5 some visible wear on body minimal dings and nicks hear and there some minimal fret wear but no buzz at all- all the way up..straight meaty neck. The 000 parlor style guitar is EZ to play and is great to bring along anywhere. Well for any type acoustic play where you want rich tone. No cracks or repairs just real players wear and looks fantastic please see the pics its just like an older 60's Martin except it will not set you back $3500....Here we have a great player folks....It is in stock so Get it while its here...Gig bag is optional $39 or era correct hard shell case from $100
Here we have a VERY WELL MADE 1978 Vintage Japanese Quality Replica of G!b$@n Dove Acoustic guitar. This is a "SUPERB" top of the line model its Premium woods used in its construction along with very good workmanship see the bindings and the detail wow...and has now over the past 28 years has wonderfully aged into a very nice vintage guitar in its own right. The Vintage aged spruce top is of a high quality on often seen today with a woderful aged finish, also see the sides back & neck all made of premium grade mahogany WoW! The finish is SUNBURST and was done by a master no doubt I compair this very favorably with any G!b$@n for its fit & finish and sound! Believed to be from the same factory as the Aria and a few others exported to St. Lousi music in the 70's...this example is in very good - excellent original condition rated 8.5++/10 Quite a clean example. The frets are in good condition the neck is straight and tuners work well all and all a very enjoyable player with a wonderful rich tone. A Gig bag or case is optional and is available. Dont be fooled by the low price under $400 this guitar would cost over $1200 today out of Japan! Thie is a Bargain find get her before shes gone.
Here we have a gorgeous Vintage Yamaha this is the highly sought after Red Label FG 180 you have heard so much buzz about the last few years. This FG180 is a real clean sounding and is a HUGE BOOMER volume & Tone wise and is among the VERY BEST SOUNDING acoustic guitars produced by any brand from this late 60's - to early 70's time period. This one is a real Japanese crafted gem wow I was very impressed ... what great tone! and it is set up & plays effortlessly all the way up the fretboard no buzzes and the intonation is dead on, frets are good at about 85+%, no structural cracks no damage no noticeable repairs. This example is in All original vintage used condition Rated #1 top notch player JVG rated very good overall condition used with wear see pics soon to come. If you love these FINE "Old wood" guitars and you already know why these Japan crafted Red Label gems are so popular then you too will see the great value here...
compare the woods - the craftsmanship - the sound volume & big tone & playability to a $1500 - 2000 Martin.... Great AAA+ Players guitar.
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This is a RARE Older Example the one with the Law suit headstock made in about 1981 this is a hand built Alvarez Yairi DY-90 acoustic guitar This is a super nice older vintage guitar. Its Solid Top is AAA Premium Select Spruce, The entire body is amazing and is made of old select Jacaranda Brazilian Rosewood and now is old growth, ..This guitar has a gorgeous 3 piece back do see pics. Amazing construction and build quality here folks better than most Martin's and at less than 1/5 the price of an Old Growth exotic looking woods of the Martin. This is the top of the line model with lots of tasteful intricate abalone inlay everywhere like the Martin D-45. Playability: The Intonation is dead on perfect on every fret and its been set up & plays wonderfully all the way up the fretboard. This fine example has absolutely beautiful tone!!!. The Serial No. 12842 = 1980's. I have only seen 3 of these earlier( actual LAW SUIT headstock model ) This example is pretty darn rare to see up for sale as these are keepers. Large diamond shaped abalone fretboard inlays on neck ala Martins Top of the line D45's. I've used this with a fishman sound hole mount pick-up and through an amp it is the most balanced guitar I have ever played.
You may enjoy this video of YAIRI Guitars http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPRyLPouYZM
This fine HAND BUILT YAIRI piece is JVG rated as vintage played and Very good- 8.5 condition. The gold Grover tuners gold has begun to fade, minor nicks / dings Structurally excellent and an excellent pro player. Tuners work flawlessly and this guitar stays in tune forever. **Optional sturdy hard shell plastic case great shape @ $99.00.
Or a vintage Martin case fits like a glove $165.00
Here we have for your consideration the Booming classic vintage Yamaha FG 160 Acoustic Guitar Made in Japan in the early 70's from Nippon Gakki factory.
This example is an eary 70's a more RARE version Yamaha FG 160 again this example is the Made In Japan Nippon Gakki and not to be mistaken for the similar Korean version of the FG-160 which is also nice but not the same as these apples/oranges this is a great guitar. This example was built over 35 years ago and was built to very high detailed standards workmanship are wonderful quality as well as some of the best woods available in that time period to compete with the great Martin and now this Yamaha is quite well aged and is a true SINGING vintage guitar in its own right. This one has the Amber/Tan label and not the Red Label. The frets have good height and appear newish and though to probably to have had a fret job done sometime in it's past. The guitar has it's natural age and patina with a few expected minor nicks,dings and scratches from a well loved and played instrument.
This fine example is on the way...
We upon receiving we will remove strings clean and detail the guitar oil rosewood and polish finish, set intonation and set up this guitar to play very well and may include new bone nut/saddle/strings we have several of these old Yamahas and they are amazing instruments very well compared to Martin, Taylor, Gibson for there fine construction and playability with amazing tone for this kind of money...
Here s a link to Harmony Central if you care to rehttp://reviews.harmony-central.com/reviews/Guitar/product/Yamaha/FG-160+/10/1
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Gorgous AAA Exotic woods in a hand built Guitar! Thats what first caught my eye... No Name on the headstock and as you can clearly see its a very nice Martin D35 Copy. This example is thought to possably be an old Marlborough Cig guitar or an actual Martin kit purchased and custom Luthier built ... Either way its very nicely done. Old and nicely aged wood here folks...Made in the 1970's High grade exotic TONE woods used in its construction...Brazilian Back & sides-Premium Spruce top / indian rosewood fretboard , mahogany neck, premuim sealed mid-late 70's era tuners, This guitar plays well and has nice action and playability with a wonderful rich tone with some good noticable boom to it and truly is a pleasure to play and sounds like a $1500 guitar should. No name no big bucks = great deal on a well built vintage Martin D35 Copy, get her before she's gone another real nice exotic player thats a bargain too. What more could you want?
Be carefull for what you ask for you just might get it.
Here we have a very nice Vintage well mellowed Premium built Japanese Crafted Martin D-28 Style Acoustic your your serious consideration...This one is one of the most prized Red Lable Modle made in Japan of coures Nippon Gakki and the #180 modle is one of my favorites for great booming tone like the Martin in so many ways.Huge tone and lots of it in abundance you will not be dissapointed with this fine example while its not new or mint looking is is very beautiful in its own right thats for sure with is Golden aged Patina to that Georgous Spruce top as well as the AAA choice Mahogany used in its construction of the Back - Sides and neck... Please see pics for those details. The neck is nice and sortof heafty and meaty a good hand full and not such a skinny neck as many from Japan offer..The Rosewood is prety dark and is poris with multi color complex streaks running threw it like Brazilian rosewood it may be? The neck joint is excellent no repairs ever. Frets show wear but not effecting play at all yet..Plays wonderfully and stays in tune well with those original Yamaha tuners. Truss rod cover in tact and turns freely... action is good and this guitar plays very well with exceptional volume and rich warm tone one would expect only from a guitar over $1500 like Taylor, Santa Cruz, Martin , Gibson and the like...This one has it!..
Fiish still looks Beautiful again this is a real vintage guitar with its share of minor scratches and dings but 0 cracks, or repairs and is easily 8.5/10 or better that is why its JVG RATED @ very good - excellent used -vintage condition rating... comes with a free Chipboard case or an optional used Hard Shell case from $90.00
SOLD OUT : Here we have a SUPER RARE and very very beautiful Alvarez Yairi Dy91 model. This guitar sounds so amazing and plays unbelievably this example is very worthy of the highly respected Kuzuo Yairi name for hand built master piece guitars for which this is certainly one. Yairi's are know for building the best of the best hand built high end Japanese guitars with the best workmanship and using only superior materials. The DY91 Alvarez Kazuo Yairi is Yairi's flagship.
This one is built using the Beautiful and rare Native Hawaiian Koa wood for its body and choice solid spruce for the top, the DY91 are known for the unique quality sound it projects a bright tone with incredible articulation. The beauty of these modles are second to none ... with its intricate Abalone inlay work and Ivory accents striking a beautiful balance with the gorgous Hawaiian koa tonewood all these high end appointment features create a very stunning presentation. The beautiful abalone and ivory binding is stunning and the inlays on the neck easily rivals a $6,000 Martin D45. Cosmetic Condition JVG Rated @ 9+ - WOW- very good - excellent used vintage... Playability is excellent...This Alvarez Koa Yairi comes with its original hardshell case...Yairi list price $2999.00+HSC
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Here are some specs and good luck
Body Style: Martin Dreadnought
Back & sides: Exotic Hawaiian Koa wood
Top: Solid Spruce
Scale: 25 3/8" (645mm)
Width at Nut: 1-11/16" (43mm)
Fingerboard Inlay: Large Diamond
Body Binding: Ivory/Abalone
Soundhole Rosette: Abalone
Head Overlay: Exotic hawaiian Koa wood
Headstock Binding: Ivoroid
Tuning Machines: Gold Die Cast
We are proud to offer this very Rare and beautiful and highly collectible vintage 1983 Alvarez Electric/Acoustic 5078 with a les Paul style body shape. Top of the line workmanship fit & finish work here Crafted in Japan this is the limited special production Anniversary model made in 1983. This truly fine rare example comes with its nice original Alvarez black exterior tolex with the blue Martin style plush lined hard shell case. Did we say SUPER RARE....WoW!...we were completely amazed at the fact that this ( Les Paul style baby sounds so great plugged in or unplugged just beautiful. This one has a rich full bodied sound as an acoustic which is hard to find with this thin Les Paul shaped body makes it very comfortable to play long duration and not to mention did we say BEAUTIFUL as well as a real unique player...see the Headstock shape in the pictures this is truly a real beauty.
This one is sure to please the Vintage Alvarez Acoustic lover...
I'm a vitage Alvarez believer & after you see and play and hear this so will you. Condition for a 26 year old vintage guitar this thing is darn near mint with just a few tiny minute dings, see the detailed high res pictures for all the cosmetics, JVG RATED at 9.2 out of 10 ....... any questions? please email us @ email@example.com
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Here we have a real vintage Rare IBANEZ CONCORD beauty from the Golden Era of the Best Japanese Martin D41 style guitars period... This example is Ibanez Model #679 and is the Top of the Line and is an exact Martin copy and is a great " Law Suit " model from the era where Ibanez set out to make the best guitars worldwide period...Fit and finish even after 30 years it is simply superior it appears to be thin old school Nitrocellulose Lacquer finish, this guitar was constructed using the best woods very ornate intricate triple bindings with lots of beautiful inlaid abalone on the Brazilian Rosewood fretboard and the spruce top body WoW...please do have a very good look ...This example has employed the best exotic woods in its construction, The top looks to be solid no seam edge showing at sound hole some pick wear and looks solid, the sides & back also look the same on the inside and outside grain matches so again it looks to be solid?.... A high grade mahogany neck, Sitka spruce top, Choice Indian Rosewood sides & back, and what seems to be a beautiful Rich Chocolate brown Brazilian Jacaranda Rosewood fretboard with gorgeous abalone, frets show some wear lower several yet plays excellently all the way up with very good action and fast & plays easily...Neck width is a nice slim-med super comfortable 1-3/4" at the nut with no buzzing all the way up action is good set at 5/32nds @ 12th fret. This guitar has been well played and well taken care of and is a good professional grade instrument ready to record tonight. Cosmetically this is a 8.5 out of 10, A real vintage player that has not been abused at all yet has been lovingly well played its tone has richly mellowed with the years and only improved with its age and now after 30 years it shows this wonderful patina that can not be replicated that only comes with age, vintage is not for everyone some like it new we understand that this vintage Martin Copy Japanese Guitar however is not new or is it in mint condition yet it is very beautiful in vintage terms of mellowing with age and patina Wow this is for the TRUE VINTAGE LOVER... also you Ibanez Collectors of Japanese vintage. Its Sound is second to none it has nicely articulate lows with nicely contrasting bright highs and the mid-range has a good punch and ring when finger picked, full on sweet big tone when strumming open cords. This one is a real pleasure to play and is EZ on the eyes too. These are really great old classic guitars and are getting very difficult to find now in anywhere near this kind of vintage condition...its all original and the original tuners work very well with no need to change them out they are keeping the guitar tuned well...no cracks or repairs non needed , excellent original neck set and angle, intonation is good. This Rare beauty is conservatively JVG condition rated at very good - excellent in a 30 year old Vintage guitar...amazing looks and tone & playability in a real vintage collectible that your not going to want to put down.. Every bit as good as the much more expensive Martin for a fraction of that. Any questions ask? firstname.lastname@example.org
Here we have a very nice well preserved example of an ARIA Vintage 35 year old Japanese Crafted copy of the Martin D-28 Acoustic guitar. This a good high end professional grade Japanese instrument from the highly respected Aria company. The model # 9400. This is the era of JV AAA quality and workmanship with outstanding fit and finish work. This is a very nice example that was constructed with top Quality woods... of the day in this case the TOP is quite nice actually outstanding and has a now over the years nicely aged figured Spruce top, Mahogany sides - back & neck... Please see pics to depict the woods quality & grain. This example also has the Martin style Cross braced body bracing and is very well built. The neck is 1-3/4" at the nut that makes for a very comfy med-slim taper feel that is fast and as straight as when new...The fretboard is exotic Brazilian Rosewood as is the bridge Brazilian..The original neck set is very good to this day action is still good at just 3/16ths @ 12th fret and is EZ to play a real pleasure to play describes this one well. The fretboard itself does show natural play wear as do the lower several frets but just not enough to effect the playability of the guitar with no buzzing at all noted all the way up this guitar plays nicely see pics please. The sound is quality one would expect from a much more expensive big name guitar... deep rich and has mellowed so sweetly with its age. This vintage Japanese wonder has a real beautiful Patina to it that can only come from time this is a real fine vintage player. This guitar is not new or in mint condition it does have several minor nicks - dings hear & their but it has no structural cracks or repairs ever = no repairs needed. This guitar is JVG rated in Very good - excellent 8 out of 10 vintage condition. A REAL Beautiful Vintage Player! Freshly cleaned set up and restrung with New Martin Marquis 80/20 Strings for the new owner to enjoy this beauty and is ready to play & enjoy right out of the box.
Here we have old "3-hole" this is another great Japanese Vintage Guitar! this one is over 40 years old wow! ...its wonderfully aged woods contribute to its rich great sound... this example is one of the greatest Martin style Copies from one of the finest "law Suit" Acoustic instrument builders of Japan Yamaha Nippon Gakki...This model is the very popular FG-140 RED LABEL ....JUST IN!...so more info soon to come please see the detailed pics of this guitar
for a link to many more pictures ( 40 ) or more from every angle
Very good- excellent condition
If your wondering why we call this one "3-hole" is because someone in its past life had an electric pickup of some type and it came to us with 3 tinny holes in the top... we have since filled the 3-tiny holes one on upper treble bout and 2 below the rosewood bridge... we filled & clear coated so its all solid and is very hard to see but are their also a fine hairline crack threw the finish exists at the bottom of the neck the original owner said its been their more than 20 years and has not changed and is solid...if wanted after sale for free at your request fill sand it and fill with lacquer and sand and buff smooth I expect that would do the trick to cosmetically improve the look of that but its really fine as is... What is rare about this oldie but goodie its all original and even has the original gold lined Yamaha logo Hard shell case in pretty respectable shape too...see the extra pics ( I will have a link to those pics posted later ) for those details... Great sound and pretty EZ to play too I just Cleaned it to remove the grime but leave all the original patina and also dehydrated the woods and she drank it up and after drying we finished it of with a fresh coat of wax finish was applied the woods still shine like a shinny new dime.. great old guitar.. JVG Rated in Very good Original Vintage condition with its share of natural play ware visible upon closest inspection of the neck width is 1-3/4 @ nut and the action is set good at 3-16ths @ 12th fret.. the fretboard and frets still playing well no need for a refret some fret indentations yes but its still plays just fine at 80+%, top has aged naturally with nice Patina now and has several fine finish cracks etc..same as a well loved and played 40+ year old Martin would have at several thousand dollars less than a 40+ year old martin. This guitar has been restrung with New Martin Marquis Strings and sounds great...This one you have the option of buying an original vintage Yamaha Hard Shell Case..these cases are rare and hard to find now the handle was warn and has a replacement quick fix and it works perfectly...just $69.00 additional
1969 Alvarez 5053 Acoustic Brazilian Jacaranda Rare Old Script Logo WoW
Here we have one of the very fine Alvarez model#5053 a very High End Japanese crafted Martin D-45 Copy from this golden era. This example is an oldie but a goodie made in 1969 #5053..Bone nut & saddle for the preferable upgrade to a true bone nut & saddle and of course the strings are new Martin Marquis 80/20. This is a unique & exotic true Vintage Japanese version of the classic ornate Martin D-45 again this one was Crafted in Japan by one of the finest acoustic instrument builders from this time period Alvarez, This guitar is possibly even a bit more fancy than even the actual Martin D-45 with the intricate exotic woods inlayed wow see this examples 3-piece back simply gorgeous! The Martin D-45 version just has a 2-piece back in most cases...This example is an Alverez model #5053.,,see pic detail. Bound body(front w/b/w/b/w/b/w, back w/b/w/b),bound neck(white),bound peg head(w/b/w). See the Beautiful detailed Abalone inlay around the sound hole with its white mother of pearl fret markers. With an adjustable Brazilian Jacaranda Rosewood bridge with a bone saddle and sweet smelling exotic looking Rosewood fretboard that is simply stunning. Special truss rod cover that has the word Alvarez in gold lettering. Select Sitka AAA Spruce top, - awesome landscape figure sides are very figured exotic rosewood. Smells great. Wonderful exotic figuring please see the pics. for the back and sides Better pictures to come soon...The superbly detailed ornate Perfling between the woods on the back is just absolutely stunningly gorgeous,unbelievable craftsmanship at this price point!!. I've only seen one other like it. except or the other one we have!!!! yes we have another 1974 available 5053 in stock as well!....WoW! That's Lightning striking twice... Real difficult to find much info on these rare exotics. A truly Beautiful vintage Japanese acoustic guitar and quite the collectible instrument ...for the person wanting only the best at a fair price...not on sale for $6,000-8000 like the vintage Martin would be this one is a true bargain Vintage exotic at under $1500 unheard of.. WoW! What a great find. JVG Rated at a solid 8.5/10 very good original Vintage condition. This one is so very close to our Yairi 5060 we had its amazing...build quality like the Yairi without the signed label...and the price tag for hundreds less a truly great find.
Here we have the very highly respected ... Yairi dy91 ...
this is based on the exotic & ornate fancy D-45 Martin Style Drednaught Acoustic. this is a HIGH END JAPANESE 100% HAND CRAFTED GUITAR by the best
Reserve your Rare & Exotic Koa Yairi DY91 Today...this baby 9.5 / 10 excellent condition...
This is THE DY91 to own...
any questions please email me email@example.com
All the best!
General specs:About the DY91:
These High End Yairi acoustic guitars are Handcrafted for outstanding projection, all models offer enhanced bass response and articulate high-end regester performance. As with this one many are Sculpted from some of the most sought-after woods from all over the world.
Handmade in Japan
Saddle & Nut: Bone
Neck Joint: Hand Fit Dovetail
Finish: NitroCellulose Lacquer
Body Style: D-45 Style Slope Shoulder Dreadnought
Back & Sides: AAAA Figured Koa
Top: Solid German Spruce
Neck: Premium grade Mahogany
Fingerboard: Bound Ebony
Scale: 25 3/8" (645mm)
Width at Nut: 1 11/16"
Fingerboard Inlay: Large Diamond
Body Binding: Ivory & Abalone
Soundhole Rosette: Abalone
Head Overlay: Figured Koa
Tuning Machines: Gold Die Cast
Original Hard Shell Case: Included
Here we have another very Beautiful and rare "The Aria Model" Vintage Japanese F style Mandolin with such amazing tone!!!
nearing 40 years old these are AMAZING!
This is the rare " The Aria" Model M700 as seen on the Classic inlay in the headstocks Gorgeous Brazilian Rosewood veneer is a super beautiful Japanese example of the highly revered F style mandolin made famous by Gibson. These older models were put out during the 1970s this example was 1973. These premium examples have become so popular with Players & Collectors over the past several years now. The inlays on the neck and headstock and the classic violin sunburst on this model are simply gorgeous! The top is solid tight grained old growth Sitka spruce and the back & sides are premium AAA figured & flamed maple, the neck is Mahogany This particular M 700 is in very good condition with some minimal wear from playing please refer to the pics for those details. The original case and pick guard are also still present and do come with this fine instrument the guard is simply off for now. With the resurgence in popularity of Bluegrass and other music styles utilizing the wonderful Mandolin sound in recordings and live performances these rare Gibson Replicas vintage mandolins have been steadily increasing in popularity and in value because players are catching onto the great old high end vintage Japanese instruments now so the demand has risen accordingly. If you're looking for a great Vintage Mandolin that is extremely well made with top craftsmanship utilizing top the grade AAA woods that have now aged and have a wonderful vintage patina to them these are the affordable Japanese vintage F Mandolin alternative choice to a $5000.00 - $10,000 vintage Gibson F-5 ..thats why many Pros today are seeking the best vintage for a great deal. This Old Aria M700 is simply a great one!.
Here we have a great Japanese high end Martin D-45 style 37+ year old vintage Dreadnought in its prime for great tone.. Made in Japan by Alvarez labeled for "Crown City Imports" store, Alvarez did this in the late 60's threw mid 70's for American shops wanting high end Japanese replicas of great American design guitars in this case the Martin D-45... We have the Identical Alvarez Guitar w/ same woods..& fingerboard inlay work listed as well please see if interested...This example has beautiful patina to its premium woods..wow what a cool find look closely at the pics the Fretboard appears to be gorgeous figured Brazilian rosewood and has fine detailed tree of life inlay what great workmanship!..attention to detail fit & finish & premium woods the " Tri Fecta" of Japanese Law suit guitars..this one has a beautiful spruce top... & gorgeous sides as well, the neck is solid mahogany. The neck is a real nice medium profile with a slight V shape a real nice feel. Frets are very good - 85+% remaining with excellent action this guitar plays like a dream,, freshly set up with new Martin Marquis strings. This beauty is JVG rated at 8.5-9 very good - excellent vintage..not new or mint but very beautiful...plays wonderfully with above average tone... Early Japanese Alvarez factory made instrument Vintage Import labeled by Crown City Imports.... .
This little beauty was built in 1991 Model: D10n- N is for Natural
and is beginning to open up in sound quality over the new issues of the D-10 and is a great value we believe this one is better sounding then new and now is it has freshly been upgraded with a bone nut & new Martin Marquis strings installation just today and now it rings sweet &clear tone much like our vintage Yamaha Fg - Takamine f- Martin d, Yairi.. like tones for a fraction of that...wood & finish on this example is almost mint it virtually looks just as new...9.9 JVG condition rating...nearly 20 years old coming into its own town wise and is almost like new...No problems cracks or repairs...
# Solid Spruce Top
this example has nice straight grain and is in real nice condition
# Mahogany sides/back....again good grain pattern and fit and finish are very nice+++
# Mahogany neck size is medium ++ 1 11/16th" @ the nut with adjustable trussrod...beautiful grain Mahogany with a perfect fit & finish ...neck set original & excellent
# Rosewood fingerboard and bridge..both nice east Indian rosewood .. rich appearance to this example
# Natural/buffed thin Poly gloss body finish / wow!... very nice too
# Black pickguard
# Stained mahogany/buffed gloss neck..nice American size neck not thin like many made today...this one feels American med++ size.. like a Gibson or Martin...
# Quality Chrome die cast tuning machines = work excellent
# Multi lam top binding
# Neck binding
# Soundhole rosette
# Width at nut: 1 11/16th
# Scale length: 25.5"
# Overall Length: 41"
# Lower bout: 15 5/8"
# Upper bout: 11 5/8"
# List Price in 1991: $499.90
# Colors: Natural
Note: All dimensions and specifications are given to the best of our knowledge from actual measurements and/or manufacturer's specifications. Small variances and/or discrepancies may exist.
Just in and as it is priced so reasonably for a clean 21 year old vintage acoustic I believe this will not last long at this price...
better snap her up while you can!
Thanks for your interest
any questions email firstname.lastname@example.org
pics to come asap
Here we have another excellent FG160 for your serious consideration the Yamaha FG 160 Acoustic Guitar Made in Japan in the early - mid 70's from Nippon Gakki factory. This example is an early 70's a more RARE version Yamaha FG 160 again this example is the Made In Japan Nippon Gakki and not to be mistaken for the similar Korean version of the FG-160 which is also nice but not the same as these apples/oranges. This example is MADE IN JAPAN and was built well over 35 years ago and was built to very high detailed standards as well as some of the best Exotic grained Honduran Mahogany woods available ( see pics please for that detail ) in that time period to compete with the great Martin and now this Yamaha is quite well aged with beautiful patina of a true vintage instrument and is a true vintage guitar in its own right. This one has the Amber/Tan label and not the Red Label but the golden lable. The frets are very good - original. The guitar has it's natural age and patina with a few expected minor nicks,dings from a well loved and adult respected instrument. This fine example is here and in stock... We upon receiving have remove the strings cleaned and detailed the guitar oil rosewood and polish finish, and this guitar to plays very well and optionally available upgrade if wanted please ask us...may include new bone nut/saddle/ we have several of these old Yamaha's and they are truly amazing instruments very well compared to Martin, Taylor, Gibson for there fine construction and playability with amazing tone for this kind of money... Here s a link to Harmony Central if you care to rehttp://reviews.harmony-central.com/reviews/Guitar/product/Yamaha/FG-160+/10/1 All New pics ... Interested ? ask Thanks . .
Here we have another brilliant example of what Yairi is known best for....that's making THE BEST Acoustics in the world for a fair price.... as good or better than Santa Cruz comps $ $3600 -5000 ...Martins over $3500-5000 ..and several other of the worlds top high end manufacturers of fine guitars strive to make them this nice.... This is an exotic bird...
you know the specs..if you don't know specs look back at our other Yairi DY91 and you can see them... this is an impressive guitar...
Beautiful is only the beginning ... the sound & tone is what all high end acoustics strive for with great volume and articulate fidelity ...you here your rich crisp lows and articulate highs ...great for just about any kind or style of music.. if you want a great sounding guitar , your journey has led you to the right place... please enjoy the pics!
Let me kn ow if you may have any questions or are ready to purchase this fine example...Vintage ... over 32 years to mellow to the rich and warm patina you see here now... better than a new one when it comes to open aged tone I'm convinced that over 30+ years is key to the open tone of a vintage player sure to only increase in resonance and richness and also value.. these older Yairi's are superb. This gem came to us in a funky " wrong case"... I have just purchased a period 1978 correct Alvarez Yairi hard shell case now that is available for what we paid for it $119.00 NOW = its ready for you here today sorry its already Gone!.
Superb 1980s Alvarez F5 Fancy Mandolin Gibson Replica vintage High Quality and was made in Japan....has just arrived and WoW!
We love these old Japanese Alvarez Hand Made Gibson F5 Replica Mandolins. Many of these were made from the absolute finest premium woods in those days and are truly as good or better than what Gibson was making in this same time period.. see the straight grained Premium solid Sitka Spruce top, with gorgeously AAA Flamed maple side - back & neck,... in very good - excellent used condition... We can give you an in hand walk threw in explanation of condition details if you like.. This little gem comes with it's original hard shell case too...sweet example these are the top of the line vintage mando's now over 30 years old and a real vintage mando..this baby has amazing tone and is a really great player..Ps.. its also set to go electric if wanted plug her in & your good to go... this is also easily removed with 0 damage if not wanted but is a plus if needed,,,this is the one to own..here ya go folks a top of the line Japanese Fancy F5 wow.. top Luthier Craftsmanship - fit & finish quality... 100% the best AAA woods... 30+ years old in excellent condition...need I say more?..any questions you can email email@example.com
Here we have a very nice example of the Yamaha Red Label fg230-12... This example is in very good - excellent original condition. The woods used on this guitar are of a very high grade ... spruce top, Honduran Mahogany back, sides and neck please see pics for the details but very nicely grained woods!... workmanship is impeccable... the guitar plays like a real with very good action and the intonation is set dead on... The neck is solid Mahogany and is slightly beefy..I love the feel of this guitar and when you hear is you will be in 12 string heaven... no cracks or repairs ... the condition is vintage used its over 30+ years old you know ...with several minimal scratches but still overall a very beautiful vintage guitar. The wood has aged and mellowed with time to yield a wonderful rich tone only a 30+ year old quality instrument can offer. This one has that quaity rich sound along with the playability with the right aging now and with its beauty ...its a no brainier... Also available is a cool $100 vintage hard shell case see pics Thanks for your interest!.
Here we are very pleased to offer for your serious consideration is a SUPER NICE vintage 37+ year old Japanese Martin D-28 copy Dreadnought style acoustic .... The Yamaha FG180 Red Label ... This baby
plays easily with good action, and the tone is like that of a very expensive vintage guitar... its been upgraded with a Martin bone nut & saddle and set up with a new set of booming Martin Marquis strings,WoW... what a great sound this one has now... this vintage 37 year old example we are very happy to report has no cracks or repairs ( 0 ) and none are needed, This guitar was constructed using excellent quality old growth mahogany and is said to be all exotic Honduran mahogany ...please see the pictures for reference, beautiful straight grained AA spruce top..no cracks..this example is pretty darn clean over-all with just a few minor scratches - dings that are barely noticeable & touch up-able if wanted just ask we can do that for free to the buyer but we choose to leave it original at this point.,,overall rating is very clean for a 37 year old gem like this FG180..these are among the most highly sought after Yamaha's ever...and for very good reason too.. this example sounds as good as a vintage Martin D28.. this is a great value in a truly wonderful vintage Japanese Vintage guitar. This guitar is JVG Rated: 8.5+++ Very good - excellent used vintage condition and is a real beauty.... NOTE: To see many more pictures of this guitar please cut & paste this address:
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Did I say WoW....your going to love this one...Here we have a VERY rare GREAT FIND and premium example at that this over 35 year old vintage mandolin has absolutely beautiful flamed AAA Fiddle grade Maple to both the back chevron 2 piece & sides .... this piece is simply gorgeous and has an aged & wonderfully grained figured Sitka spruce top this a VERY High Quality. This is a Japanese made Artist grade Mandolin from the prime Japanese Law-suit era ... the very talented Luthiers built this example... this one was made in the mid 1970's at the famous Ibanez factory in Japan this example is cleverly labeled with a beautiful mother of pearl logo then unheard of " CARLO ROBELLI "... This is a Gibson exact REPLICA of the " F Style " MANDOLIN this M-700 M700 ACOUSTIC Mandolin in excellent vintage condition WoW! its so nice dare I say Near Mint...its over 30 years old and has that aged and mellowed tone and has emerged as a great sounding professional quality constructed PRO level beauty that is available for a fraction of what the very same vintage Ibanez or Aria m-700 Logo'ed Mandolin will cost... ( same factory built those to ) same luthiers same materials... as seen with the great original golden plush lined hard shell case.. all & all one of the best sounding & playing mando's available under $1600.00 vintage F style and beautifully flamed & figured Maple ..looks like old school nitrocellulose lacquer but no visible checking cracks but just one short 3" finish check on back and is almost impossible to see... a few buckle mars on back but so faint not threw finish and again almost impossible to see... guard is also in top shape not all scratched up..this baby is in under the bed for 30 years condition it looks more like its one year old condition wise as it is actually 30+ years old...as you can tell the finish has that aged patina and warm appearance of a vintage Mando.. here is a great one w/ its original hard shell case ..WoW!
Its being cleaned up now and is looking as new... the guard's glue just came loose so it will get cleaned prepped & re-glued and ready for another 30 years. I will also be restring her with a new set D'Addario strings we have in stock and set her up... she will ring like a sweet bell and be ready to record with or tour.
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Here we have is one of the finest vintage Banjo's you will ever see. This example is a 32 year old High End no expense was spared. Its super well built with top grade materials like Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard and Mother of pearl inlay work just about everywhere WoW!... just have a good look at its AAA flamed Maple back and its AAA flamed Maple Neck.. this one is super nice and well its clean. The action is great and she has a very good feel & sound. More to come soon...stay posted for updates
Thanks for looking. .
SOLD OUT : A real find this one is... not your average vintage Takamine you will soon see its also in amazing original superior condition .. this premium example was hand built by the finest Japanese Luthiers at Takamine Gakki. This prime example is the finest Exotic Brazilian Rosewood we have had in yet and we have had some duzies for sure this true Law Suit era Takamine F375S acoustic guitars we have ever had! wow.. and exact copy of the Genius original Martin design of the D-28 exotic....WoW.. the frets look almost new, Martin bone nut and saddle the "s" stands for solid construction and the Solid Sitka Spruce top is super nice amber with age now over the past 37 years and taken care of this California native guitar exhibits its premium exotic woods very proudly just have a look all round everywhere you look...from the amazing Brazilian rosewood sides & the back is A Gorgeous 3-piece back with intricate inlay work to the premium solid mahogany neck..fit & finish is simply put gorgeous. The neck is nice & straight with a perfect Martin like medium V profile 1-11/16ths @ the nut - the action is very good 3-16th @ 12th fret you can adjust either way to taiste no problem and with the bone nut and saddle this guitar has wonderful tone right up there with the Martin or Yairi this guitar is AAA professional grade vintage and is in 100% condition it is not new or mint with minimal dings its condition is JVG Rated as 9.5 / 10 - excellent vintage = beautiful and exotic... please see the pictures for the cosmetics..these Takamine are built as good or better than the Martin it copies the back is quad braced and the reinforced crossbracing of the top should make this finely built instrument last several lifetimes.. Your looking at the best of the best in Japanese vintage exotic & solid construction in astoundingly nice condition...you simply must play and hear this guitar we love it and so will you.. I can't amagain a cleaner example of this vintage you will not be sorry... exotic Brazilian Rosewood tone woods are the best of the best. No need to spend $3000 or even $5000 or more for such an exotic vintage 40 + year old Martin d28....Find it here Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ..
All original in very-good to excellent Its a vintage 37 year old well aged like fine wine condition...Never abused, Adult owned.. The Playability & set up is every bit of excellent with nice and low action this guitar is nice and EZ to play especially for a 12 string...Excellent original neck set,This one appears to be a fine Brazilian Jacaranda Rosewood Fretboard w/ Martin Style high end workmanship w/ beautifully done hexagon abalone inlays,The frets are very good. Neck has a nice comfortable medium profile feel...no buzzing no dead spots..just great tone woods tone...Sides & back are also exotic Jacaranda, Top is Solid Spruce with very nice and aged w/ patina..all bindings are excellent...every thing is 100% with the only exception on the front headstock and on the back the original finish has "clouded up" slight hazed appearance its slight but price will reflect this slight defect. I may soon simply strip the clear-coat that's clouded off of both the headstock & the back completely and refinish them both to bring this high end example back to where it belongs = Stunning!... it already is actually stunning now but with a minor detraction is all...I have it at the shop and it won't take me that long to restore and then I think I'll restring w/ new Martins & put on a bone nut & saddle perhaps...but priced now @ $899 for as it is now will be $1299 restored , for now available at $899 un-refinished back & front headstock as you see them here
More info to come with better pics also
This is a real nice D-18 it Booms quite nicely with Vintage Tone of that of a much more expensive Big Named guitar for a fraction of what you would pay..its Japanese crafted 29 years ago by the master craftsman in one of the finest Japanese builders factory.. the great Ibanez...the Label inside says... THE MARK OF QUALITY CIMAR Quality Produced under Strict Quality Control by IBANEZ "Made in Japan" Serial # 82110013k ... 1st 2 digits 82 that's the year...now not all Japanese Ibanez old guitars are so great not at all ..many were very low end guitars we saw in the 60's & 70's as a kid myself most were junk or we called them toys.. now that's not true for all of them though I can honestly say that... This is not a cheap guitar nor is it built cheaply ..this example was one of the good impressive one's they used beautiful grade woods on... This particular example it has a Strikingly beautiful straight grained Sitka Spruce Top ... it has ambered nicely now naturally with it's great patina created over the last 29 years . ya don't get that with a new Ibanez or even dare I say Martin with those white looking spruce top "yuck on thanks"... sorry back to this one ... The back sides & neck are all gorgeously grained AA higher grade Mahogany the fingerboard is dark Indian Rosewood with an ebony bridge..even the Original string Pins are aged beautifully amber tipped... I'm lookin pretty hard everywhere and I can not find a crack - separation or a defect to be found anywhere only the most minute microscopic its that clean.... JVG Condition RATED: @ better than average in Excellent used vintage condition wow!..This neck is arrow straight with a perfect medium slim taper neck feels great and action is EZ to play just about perfect...1-11/16ths at the nut very comfortable feel, frets are considered excellent vintage at lest 92%... Comes with a free Chip board case or an optional upgrade to a Hard shell case / ask...
Just in.. no pics yet
coming very soon stay tuned!
Thanks for your interest.
Here we have another Vintage Japanese GREAT find this example a beautiful pretty much exact copy of a vntage Martin D-45 ... this is a very High Quality built Lawsuit era Aria Pro II Model AW40. Made in Japan. From information on the Internet concerning dating these, the guitar's serial number would lead to 1976 manufacture. However, I could not find the AW40 model cataloged until the late 70's... but its a 76.. is consistent with all others. THIS is one beautiful guitar! it exudes fine detailed craftsmanship this was Aria's flagship dreadnought of this time period with D41-ish features. From an original vintage Aria catalog, AW40 features include: "Dreadnought sized, Solid Sitka Spruce top, Solid Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, bridge fingerboard and veneer headstock overlay with MOP logo, Marquetry Purfling" ( Top looks to be solid with the sides & back appears to me to be laminated )The catalog can be viewed at matsumoku.org, a site that deals with the history of Matsumoku made instruments like Aria, Electra and others. This guitar has the Martin classic snowflake mother of pearl inlays, abalone binding and rosette, and fully bound headstock and gorgeous rosewood fingerboard. Headstock also has a Rosewood overlay. The bookmatched rosewood on the back side is especially easy on the eyes. The guitar is all original with no repairs and with original tuning keys. It is in JVG Rated condition as excellent used vintage 8.8/10 WoW...its 35 years old and the woods have opened up now like fine wine the tone is richer & mellowed as only time can provide. No cracks or repairs ever. It plays very well with good action and has a nice warm rich tone. The Neck is arrow straight. Frets have minimal wear with no buzzing anywhere on the fingerboard....this is the one!
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Just in...We are proud to offer this fine rare example of a Washburn vintage instrument .... This is super guitar! .. Wow talk about some beautiful exotic woods have a look at the Koa sides & back ,its a Solid Sitka Spruce top, Super high AAA grade 3 piece flamed Ribbon Mahogany & walnut neck with the Martin style Diamond Volute on back.... bone nut & saddle this is first class sound & playability & craftsmanship for a song.... Just look at that workmanship.... Great Tone woods with some ager to her now she a real Singer all right... rare to see one of these with such exotic woods makes it specially beautiful. I would compare the feel & tone and volume to that of the Old FG180 Yamaha's very similar ...Just in and its SUPER CLEAN collectors example so get her before she is gone... any questions .... ask please
Thanks for your interest and looking....
Freshly Realeased from the JVG Vintage Vault.....
Just serviced with fresh set up & cosmetic clean up remove grime etc, lube & adjust tuning gears, rehydrate the woods and polish out to the Beauty you see now...detailing & set up here at the JVG shop she's 100% ready NOW and a real rare style beauty too. She's a very clean example of a real Vintage guitar its over 35 years old and is a Japanese Vintage Acoustic guitar. She Plays like butta now!
This one pictured is SOLD OUT: We have another JUST MADE AVAILABLE: Here we have a wonderful High End clean example of a Vintage Japanese Acoustic its a late 1970's great Alvarez 5056 with the most intricately detailed inlayed everywhere on the body.... the front & back in Abalone & the fingerboard is the Tree of Life in mother of pearl & abalone in the neck,even the bridge has Mother of pearl inlaid, the fingerboard appears to be a darker rick looking possibly Brazilian Rosewood ( but you have a look to come to your own conclusions if its something you like ) and the frets are in very good original condition... action is very good nice & low adjustable either way with no buzzing anywhere on the fretboard real nice playing example here folks.. The finish has a natural golden patina as seen to it and this guitar is strikingly beautiful. No cracks, no repairs, very good - excellent vintage used condition and is JVG rated at 9/10 WoW!... She's very EZ on the eyes to say the least and a premium performer this vintage piece has had over 33+ years to age and mellow and was a one owner California guitar in above better than average condition... no splits or cracks or separations or repairs ever...
I believe this to be the cleanest best playing vintage 5056's we have ever had in JVG or seen for that matter. This one is a real pleasure to play!
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Ibanez 12 string Martin style, vintage Natural
High Quality Japanese Ibanez Vintage Guitar ....This example is MODEL# V302 ...And it IS ANOTHER great find this one is in a Natural finish and is a REAL GEM ta-boot and it has a Beautiful aged Premium Solid German Sitka Spruce Top, WoW! what a nice glass like original finish to this one ...again High Grade woods used on this 80's Ibanez AAA Mahogany Sides-Neck & Back "see quality og the grain in the pics" . Lots of volume & is full-and rich tone from this baby.Pics show missing string done while we were cleaning her up they just snapped ... obviously old and so this guitar will come with a brand new set of Martin strings installed for the new owner no worries..... this one is ez to play & stays in tune well. It is a crafted in Japan guitar and it compares favorably to Gibson, Guild or Martin... at a fraction of that cost.
Note: we also have a Sunburst V302 in stock in our listings please see that if you prefer the guitar in sunburst. Thank you for your interest, Joe.
SOLD OUT! Takamine EF406 RARE
Here we have a RARE and GORGEOUS 1999 limited Edition Takamine acoustic-electric guitar, model EF-406. This instrument is a PREMIUM example of a New York or also called a Parlor guitar and is a Hand Crafted in Japan model an amazing example of Japans high Quality workmanship & fit & finish and is truly just as good as it gets. As you can see from the pictures, it is simply gorgeous to look at. It has a classic slotted headstock with Top Quality gold open gears and gold tuners with Pearl buttons. The Top- Back & sides are all a High grade choice AAAA FLAMED KOA with natural Koa color (there is no stain)and none was needed to bring out the AWESOME grain patterns of this Rare Native Hawaiian Wood. The top sound hole apears to be bound or painted and inside looks same as out /all Takamine internet information leeds to say the tops on this model is solid however we can not guarantee this as fact. The electronics are a GRAPH-EX pre-amp system: peizo transducer, with "exciter," volume, bass, treble, and mid controls. It comes with a deluxe, plush hardh shell case, note: In he picture close up of the ack of the headstock you may notice a dull spot running threw the center over the made in Japan tag area this is just a spot of waxed area that was inadvertently missed and not rubbed out... it is fine this guitar is in Excellent used condition.
Here we ( SOLD ) are very proud to offer a USA built Martin Acoustic electric the model # JC-16RGTe.... More info soon to come and more pics as well...
near mint condition like new!
Everyone from Eric Clapton to Sting to Johnny Lang has played a Martin guitar, and professionals and amateurs alike know the bright sparkle and deep, resonant tone that Martin guitars have become famous for, from the most high end acoustics to the Backpacker. Carefully hand-selected tonewoods, master craftsmanship and beautiful finishes and styles make Martin acoustics a class all their own, and must be played to be believed. Martin sets the standard for acoustic guitars, and since 1833 has been a leader in guitar innovation and craftsmanship.
The following info is from Martin.
Martin JC16RGTE Features:
* CONSTRUCTION: 1 Style; Ply Blocks; Mortise/Tenon Neck Joint
* BODY SIZE: D-14 Fret CUTAWAY
* TOP: Solid Sitka Spruce
* ROSETTE: Bold Herringbone
* TOP BRACING PATTERN: D1 Hybrid
* TOP BRACES: 1 Style/Scalloped
* BACK MATERIAL: Solid East Indian Rosewood
* SIDE MATERIAL: Solid East Indian Rosewood
* ENDPIECE: White BoltaronŽ
* ENDPIECE INLAY: Black/White BoltaronŽ
* BINDING: White BoltaronŽ
* TOP INLAY STYLE: Multiple Black/White
* NECK MATERIAL: Solid Spanish Cedar
* NECK SHAPE: Modified Low Oval
* NUT MATERIAL: White CorianŽ
* HEADSTOCK: Solid/6 String No Diamond/Standard Taper
* HEADPLATE: Solid East Indian Rosewood/ Raised Gold Foil Logo
* HEELCAP: Solid East Indian Rosewood
* FINGERBOARD MATERIAL: Black MicartaŽ
* SCALE LENGTH: 25.4"
* # OF FRETS CLEAR: 14
* # OF FRETS TOTAL: 20
* FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT NUT: 1 11/16"
* FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT 12TH FRET: 2 1/8"
* FINGERBOARD POSITION INLAYS: 28 Style
* FINGERBOARD BINDING: White BoltaronŽ
* FINISH BACK & SIDES: Semi Gloss/ Dark Filler
* FINISH TOP: Polished Gloss
* FINISH NECK: Semi Gloss/ Dark Mahogany Stain/ Dark Filler
* BRIDGE MATERIAL: Black Micarta
* BRIDGE STYLE: 1 Style Belly
* BRIDGE STRING SPACING: 2 1/8"
* SADDLE: 16" Radius/Compensated/White MicartaŽ
* TUNING MACHINES: Chrome w/ Small Knobs
* RECOMMENDED STRINGS: Martin MSP 4100 Light Phosphor Bronze
* BRIDGE & END PINS: White w/ Black Dots
* PICKGUARD: I-02 Tortoise Color
* ELECTRONICS: FishmanŽ Prefix Premium Stereo Onboard Blender
Here we have e very nice example of a great sounding and beautiful Vintage Martin D28 style copy acoustic guitars made by the master luthiers at Yamaha Japan Nippon Gakki.
This is a high quality example folks not to be confused with the Taiwan China made versions.. this is the top of the line made famous from the last 1960's... The workmanship is excellent as is the woods chose he fit & finish is still 90% or better which translates to very good to excellent used vintage condition all-round .. The guitar plays with ease and has been upgraded here at JVG with a bone nut & saddle and a new set of Martin strings for its new owner who is going to love this classic no nonsense full sounding Boomer!... Here is a link to more pics of this fine Japanese crafted Yamaha: https://picasaweb.google.com/gr8bids/80sYamahaFG200TanLable4?authkey=Gv1sRgCO-azJ2orZPeLw#slideshow/5617864934522537362.
IN STOCK!.... Here we have the finest modle of the Japanese made J-200 classic Jumbo guitar. This example is a direct copy of the classic 1950's classic made popular like Artist like the King... Elvis Presley, George Harrison,Tom Petty, Bonnie Raite and the list of great artists that play the J200 goes on and on... I have owned US Gibson J-200's as well as many of the Japanese replicas to compare these 5055's to and in my opinion none of the Japanese J-200's are in this guitars league... Check out the inlays!...( actua Much like the Original top of the line Jombo Acoustic from Gibson this Alvarez to has chosen Premium woods.. in this case the Back & sides are all Highly Flamed AAA Premium Maple. The neck is also highly figured 3 piece Maple. actually nicer than most of the 1970's Gibson J-200's I have this one is old school = much like the car industry of this time period the 1970's the Japanese were building them very nice... This is one of THE FINEST J-200 Replicas available.. its aged to perfection no known issues or cracks... just some discoloration and checking type cracks on the aged bindings finish other than that its very clean overall..please see the pics... The Neck is Arrow straight, frets are 88% very good - excellent, the beautiful solid Spruce top is Very Nice w/ no cracks and the bridge is the classic same as Gibson... the Fingerboard & bridge are beautifully figured Rosewood and the bridge is nice & flat to the top. The neck is a perfect medium profile & the action is very good and its EZ to play.... its very well built and in well above average condition. The tone is sweet & the volume is huge....34 years has been good to this vintage Alvarez... your going to lOVE this guitar!.....
SOLD Folks sorry we have other Yairi acoustics please look for them or ask about them ..I am very proud to present yet another fine Yairi custom hand built guitar. This example is a YW600 Brazilian Exotic woods guitar we recently received as a trade in. This example is extremely nicely detailed with amazing abalone binding detail to front - back - back mid - not to mention its Beautiful AAAA Premium Brazilian Exotic woods wow please see pics for those details... This one has very vividly figured grain spruce top,The neck has a very nice healthy mid sized " C " shape... just like a D-45. The fretboard apears to be dark Brazilian Rosewood adorned with its intricate gorgeous hexagon Abalone inlays. This neck as with the best Martins has the classic " Diamond Volute " on the back of the all solid premium Mahogany neck... frets are excellent showing only minor wear.. The Sides & Back and headstock face are all Rare exotic Brazilian Coral Rosewood and its looks alittle like hawaiian Koa with its great grain and color... This Breath taking beauty has and astounding tone... stock with its bone nut & saddle & original tuners this example is 100% condition & is 100% original... This truly fine example comes with an excellent Black Hard shell case as well.. Get your 32+ Year old well taken care of vintage Hand Built K. Yairi YW600 high end Japanese D-45 today for a song.
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Sorry SOLD this one... but NO WORRIES we have another FG180 thats very clean Vintage....ask Here we have a surprisingly beautiful Nippon Gakki Japanese Crafted vintage D-28 Martin copy from the great Yamaha company who know tone very well..Ok these are not know for fancy inlays or even fancy woods like so many others they just got down to the business of making guitars that sound great and are affordable and this is a prime example of what they can do. This guitar I purchased a few years ago and have used this guitar myself and only just recently decided to let her go... This one I purchased from a Musician artist in San Francisco in 2008 and it has been played as you can clearly see from the pictures but what you can not see is this guitar has had the Bridge Doctor system installed when I got it and it plays amazingly well and the volume is HUGE as is the tone rich & full tone this is a D-28 eater... This will surprise all that hear it from her looks to her tone wow... Read up on the Bridge doctor and you will see some great advantages to this system being installed and one of the advantages is BIG TONE... It really works and I am now a believer ...so much so that I have decided to carry the Bridge Doctor system i stock now. Taylor guitars come from the factory new with the bridge Doctor installed.. Please look that all up...anyway this guitar looks beat but its not really its completely sound and has no neck cracks or separations, the action is very good and the top is nice & flat as is the bridge ala The Bridge Doctor.... The tuners are doing a great job of keeping her in tune and this guitar has excellent intonation... This is an excellent guitar to tour with, record, or home play... where ever you play it.. the sound is superior... OLD GROWTH WOODS I forgot to mention that the neck is made of solid Honduran Mahogany. This baby is now well over 40+ years old and she has come into its own and mellowed tone wise like fine wine. This old guitar is in very-good to excellent worn & beat looking condition... just as seen but overall I think its a vintage Beauty... I know its not for everyone some must have near mint and pretty.. keep looking if that's what you really want no worries because we have those pretty guitars too in stock as well but this one is for the person that sees the beauty in this vintage piece its a classic fully ready to record and sound as good as that D-28 Martin tonight... and no need to spend $2500 or more to get it either. HERE IS A LINK TO MORE PICTURES: https://picasaweb.google.com/gr8bids/71YamahaFG180Hippy?authkey=Gv1sRgCOPclsDPt5fx3wE#slideshow/5626705496884044882.
Here's a fresh one from the JVG Vault... vintage tone much like an old classic Martin Acoustic
has some wear and has the "feel" just feels great in your hands and plays & sounds wonderful. Good volume and rich sounding lows and very nice.. condition rated at a solid 8.5 / 10 or better no cracks no repairs and plays nicely with original nut & saddle still in place , optional change nut & saddle & set up add $80.00.
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Here we are proud to have in stock today is a Cool one she's pretty rare too its a real vintage guitar its actualy 35+ year old in fact. This is a great old Vintage Goya Acoustic Dreadnought Guitar by CF Martin & company. This guitar was built in the early 1970s in Japan when Martin had thought that it was a good way to address the Japanese high quality lower priced Japanes guitars cutting into thair bottome line so Martin comissioned Goya of Japan to build their competive to the US line "import" line ( Japan because no other country at that time was building anything close to the high quality guitars like Japan was making " China , India, Tawain was not even a consideration Japan was in another league obviously to those countries... so Goya was comissioned back in the day this pre dates Sigma Japan... This was built durring the time frame when the Japanes builders had some of the best quality woods available to them and were setting out to show the world what they could really do. This is a great example with both fine quality qoods used from the high grade mahogany to the solid spruce top to the rich dark Brazilian rosewood looking fingerboards they selected wow impressive work...Kept in uch great shape al these years ( 35 years old ) see the pics it looks more like its 3 years old then 35... here today for a song we believe this example was built in Nagoya by the great Terada, that is pretty much the Custom shop builders in Japan they are responsible for the GB10 george Benson Ibanez line, They made the high end Ibanez Artists, The Gretch reissues, some other fine modles as well as their own Tereda guitars. On to this baby The top is book matched SOLID AAA Spruce and the sides and back are mahogany, probably laminated but they seam to match?. either way *AWESOME* The SB model has a beautiful transparent cherry sunburst finish that is still so glossy looking it can pass for much newer but its 36 years old!. The Neck is also solid AAA mahogany with a beautiful rich looking rosewood fingerboard may be Brazilian Rosewood . The neck is RARE with a nicely vee shaped which feels really good to me I think you'll be please with the feel as well. Setup done by our in house luthier & plays like butta now with a new set of acoustic Martin 11's, a $150 value.Now how ya gonna beat that! .
IN STOCK Here we have a wonderful example of Japanese Craftsmanship in the early 1980's..
some of the finest workmanship & materials in the world to make this beauty.. What a work of art!.. Beautiful Sitka spruce top now ambered to perfection.. superlitive binding & inlay work , AAAA solid Mahogany neck with the Martin-like Diamond Volute " nice touch ", nicely figured Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard with hexigon Abalony inlays , Brazilian Rosewood back & sides ... Orig Grover style gold Tuners, Original Alvarez hard shell case included. Yairi's are among the best built world class guitars in the world and are built to rival Gibson, Martin, Taylor, Santa Cruz and other top manufacturers... This vintage guitar now over 30+ years has the tone recording artis seek and this guitar is ready to tour or record tonight!.....
if ready for a Yairi Let me know we have several great examples in stock. Thank you for your interest
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Here we have a great supprise in a Vintage Acoustic guitar. This guitar has great action and is set up to play easily and it also happens to sound great as well. Hohner in the 1980s has some great workmanship & the materials this guitar is made of is better then most I have seen. Just have a good look at the beautiful straight grained Spruce top.. in above average condition no cracks or repairs to report and with a perfect neck-set and neck joint this is a bargain guitar. Your going to be please with this level guitar under $500... WoW!... The Mahogany neck is nice and meaty with a medium profile, good frets at 85% will not need anything for a lot of years yet... New set of Martin Strings have opened this guitar tone up like a piano... EZ to play the tuners do a fine jom as well..See tha back Mahogany wood thats easily AA Mahogany and the finish still SHINES... really a Beauty. Here is a great guitar for a song.
1-11/16ths at the nut.
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What a Beauty! This is a beautiful example of a RARE Vintage Japanese Alvarez 5053 made on 1/11/74. This one is Rare folks with its Old style script logo in mother of pearl inlay check that out...The first thing you can't help but notice on this guitar is how beautiful this guitar looks amazing fit & finish apperance is top shelf..its as good or pretter then others including the Martin ... its not just pretty guitar to look at and admire either it is really well build to play built using some very EXOTIC and beautiful looking tone WOODS as well very high end feel to this one ...as seen in the pics ( new better pics soon to come )It was built using a beautiful grained Sitka spruce top and the gorgeous Back is vivid book matched Brazilian Rosewood as is the sides BR and this examle overall is truly a stunning example, along with the backs center flamed maple section in contrast of the Brazilian Rosewood side sections WoW!, and the beautiful vintage hexagonal cellulloid inlays. modeled after the Martin D41, this guitar is in excellent used vintage collectible condition with only a few finish checks to this guitars glass like finish that one has that warm natural patina only a real 37 year old guitar can earn. Overall very good - excellent vintage condition!
It's bound body is masterfully ornately - multi bound, as is the Honduran Mahogany neck & headstock is bound. Action is excellentt and can be easily adjusted up or down to meet your preference by way of an easily adjustable bridge . Truly is a great playing & sounding highly collectible Japanese vintage guitar in its own right. Its Very rare and it has old Alvarez Script Logo! Who cool is that....This is a super rare guitar that tend to go quickly that is getting harder and harder to find! in any condition let alone like this baby it both plays beautifully but it sounds fantastic!
Let me know if interested
Thanks for looking!
This offering is a High Quality Matsumoku built Japanese made Hummingbird guitar logoed as Pan Custom model HHB " HummingBird High quality Vintage Guitar thats nearly 40 years old and wow its built wonderfully in in super nice condition overall. This guitar Plays easily with its excellent + action it truly plays & sounds like a pro level Hummingbird. Excellent build qualit at nearly 40 years old she still has an excellent Neck Set and was built using high grade beautiful tone woods please see pics for that reference. Condition is in well above average condition for a guitar this age so its very clean looks more like a 2 years old than nearly 40 years old Vintage Japanese Guitar. The neck on this is a veary nice comfortable 1-3/4" at the nut with a medium comfortable soft V feel its a fast feeling neck and is great for strumming and excellent for fingerpicking. She sings clear like a bird with good volume and nice lows and with nice clear highs... I love it & so will you its a GOOD ONE folks. What a beauty all round JVG Rated in Excellent vintage condition no cracks or repairs vintage clean... under $ 500.00 get her before shes gone... get a great nearly 40 year old Great well built Vintage Japanese guitar for a song!.
IN STOCK : new arrival....Here we have the gorgeous hand made in Japan guitar this stylized RARE vintage beauty by Alvarez the Bicentenial model 5039 of which only 800 were made. This example is made with very high quality woods the top is a solid straight grained Sitka Spruce and the body is a a coral Brazilian Rosewood and the back is a statment with its 3 piece with its intricate perfling and detailed bindings truly a work of art to behold. The neck is uniquein that it is a V profile and perhaps a bit more "meaty" then some of our other vintage Alvarez guitars. Notice the beautiful headstock logo on its Brazilian rosewood headplateand isalso multi bound. Fit & finish workmanship is simply top notch. Not the unique inlays on its beautiful rosewood fingerboard again very unique... This guitar exibits excellent volume and has a deep rich complex tone of a true vintage quality instrument and is a true pleasure to play..
IN STOCK:,Vintage well built!...Premium build quality by Lyle crsfted in Japan, solid spruce top, high grade quality Mahogany neck see pics. Neck profile is medium profile very comfortable..NEAR MINT JAPANESE VINTAGE GUITAR ...this guitar is like having a new 38 year old guitar it looks so newish... its finish is still very glass like and has been well taken care of over the years well preserved for YOU. The neck angle is PERFECT , frets still are like new still. The action is VERY nice & low and it plays with ease you will be very pleased indeed with its overall condition this is exactly what we look for at JVGuitars to bring you the best near mint vintage. The back and sides are also not your average run of the mill grain but very beautiful vividly wavy grain looking like some exotic woods for sure stained cherry like they would do with mahogany... very nice detail & binding and perfling work overall..this guitar is a real pleasure to play too and sounds wonderful. Anyone would be very pleased and proud to own this nearly 40 year old beauty..
NEW ARRIVAL......Here we have a real fine overall excellent player in a Japanese 30+ year old Vintage guitar by Aria in Japan a great little copy of the Martin 00018 sure to please have a good look no breaks - cracks or repairs ... better than average condition for its age..
NEW ARRIVAL SORRY SOLD OUT QUICKLY ...She's super clean Genuine Ibanez Hoshino Factory release this is a cool collector piece of Japanese Law-suit modle guitar history WoW is this well made guitar Beautiful in person just impressive . This vintage J200 is now over 39 years old that plays with ease and has a HUGE SOUND... really sweet beautiful tone that rings out pretty loudly and its playability makes this guitar fun to play and an excellent choice in your next cool Japanese Vintage guitar... she's in better than average cond too well taken care of Adult owned right here in California she's in top form folks. With its Nice medium slim taper flamey maple neck 1-11/16ths at the nut. Classic beautiful original pick guard looks exactly like the old age Gibson, the detailed workmanship fit & finish you will be sure to notice and love. Ready to tour or record tonight! every time you pick it up to play. TO SEE THE PICTURE GALLERY OF THIS GUITAR CUT & PASTE THIS LINK THEN CLICK OR RETURN: https://picasaweb.google.com/gr8bids/73ElDegasJ200BlondFlamed?authkey=Gv1sRgCKTqjqGy09roBw#slideshow/5573434646760239042.
IN STOCK: This is from the finest build periods in Japanese Law -suit guitar history as good as they get Aria Pro II the masters of the exact Replica guitars building with the finest aged Materials and built by the most experienced Lutiers dedicated to building the finest built guitars on earth bar none done by employing well executed craftsmanship along with world class materials and workmanship that is hard to ignore. In this examples case the Top as nicely aged with amber patina and has that vintage glow about it now and is quite ( Impressive in person ) the top is made of beautiful straight grained aged Sitka Spruce, Its body multi-bound with fancy intricate detailed perfiling inlays to the front & the back in various inlay patterns in aged mother of pearl all with gorgeous ambered patina now developed naturally by time in this case the last 40 years now. Slight clouding of finish on back & headstock front. Wow This is a cool D-45 example Top of the line this year for Aria and no body does it any better.. I have had a very similar example by Tama & Aria as well as a Yairi I hold his in that same light it is a RARE FIND indeed. Brazilian Rosewood sides & gorgeous 3-Piece back. The neck is high grade Mahogany and is cut to the classic Martin shape with its Diamon Volute on the lower headstock ala Martin ...very nice touch... WOW what a work of art. I will soon have better high resolution pictures posted soon to come stay tuned... . .
We are proud to present to you for your serious consideration the infamous 1970's High end Gibson F-5 Mandolin clone by the great Alvarez company of Japan. This is the highly appraised " THE ALVAREZ" F-5 type and when you see this one your tongue will drop ...its
that Beautiful they Nailed the Original Vintage Classic Gibson 50's burst finish it looks absolutely perfect just like the vintage Gibson. This " The Alvarez " Mandolin is as close to mint as it comes folks it shines like a glass finish everywhere ant a gouge, doink or crack anywhere its so clean because the original owner bought it to learn and never got around to it and played it a few times and put it away and somehow locked it in its original rectangular black tolex case with classic gold plushly padded lining for about 35+ years..he lost the key and it was locked for YEARS in a closet we took out 2 screws off the locking latch and it easily opens now and what did we find?... this mando is absolutely pristine beautiful and it has chop and it sounds amazing rich and is a great example of what Japan was doing over 35+ years ago. This example has a beautiful Sitka Spruce top with flamed maple for its sides & back with its maple neck. Beautiful fit and finish looks as good as the old Gibson as well and the inlays are fit is impeccable. This is a MASTER
Built instrument all Hand Made.
JUST IN STOCK.... I will have time to take pics soon so STAT TUNED seriously want this baby let me know
: This vintage YAMAHA is one of the greats folks and here for your serious consideration today at Joe's Vintage Guitars.... This is the Classic Vintage Yamaha FG-200 - Nippon Gakki body seems the same specs as the famous FG180...hummm? interesting
She's been lovingly played for nearly 40 years,its beautifully aged now with a great feel & patina only found on real vintage guitars of this age and caliber. This guitar really has nicely opened up over the past 40 years and you just don't get booming bassy tone like this one with a new guitar thats for sure. This example is not mint but is beautiful in its own right, it does have a few nicks, dings and wear but nothing really bad at all really she just looks the part of the 40 year old Martin D28 vintage guitsr. A lot of guitar for not a lot of cash...
Vintage aint goin down..get her at a great price today! Let me know...thanks for your interest, Joe
email me: email@example.com
This is an early one from the Nippon Gakki plant and has a surprising boom even for or a 200 same as our great old red lable FG180 for that matter with no real decernable diference.
I cannot find a serial number but is believed to be late 60's - early 70's
This old girl has Excellent low end sound!!! and tone on this guitar is wonderful - it really booms!
Average vintage wear wich includes minor pick wear, scratches dents & dings for an old vintageguitar. but no cracks to be found, straight neck, trussrod is functioning properly, very good frets still playing well all the way up & down the fingerboard with no funny buzzes or dead spots...
Frets 1 - 5 ( cowboy cord area )have medium play wear but still plenty of life remaining no problemo.
action is very good at 3/32 1st E string @ 12th fret.
Tuners are the original and in excellent working order.
Bridge plate is securely fastened to top.
We have just as a precationary installed A PlateMate brass plate has now been installed to any prevent further wear to bridge plate which is common among these vintage guitars. This brass plate has also contributed to its big booming tone now is even a more rich sounding competitor to a vintage Martin D-28... FRESH SET UP...with Martin Bone & Saddle... this guitar is a wonderfull fun guitar to play lots of bang for the buck factor here..
This guitar is overall a very solid well built guitar that is standing the test of time it also is a great sounding vintage guitar that plays very nicely.
Ya can't go wrong with this wonderful vintage Yamaha FG Nippon Gakki guitar
Has a new bone saddle and Martin Silk Steel strings.
No case included but will protect and properly package for shipping.
PlateMate product works very well and is easily removed if desired. To my ear it enhanced this boom-box's sound quality and is described by the manufacturer as follows:
If you want to protect and enhance the sound and tones and balance out string volume of your acoustic guitar, Mitchels Plate Mate is the way to go. Mitchels Plate Mate is a small piece of brass that is applied without using or altering of tools, and is installed as fast as you can change a set of strings. This was invented and patend mainly to prevent damage caused by ball-end strings on the acoustic guitars bridge plate, it is also proven to enhance volume, tones, and balances out string volume by one of the best acoustic guitar makers in the world. Mitchels Plate Mate will protect your guitar from ball-end strings pulling up threw the bridge plate and possibly cracking the bridge or pulling the bridge off the top of your guitar which would be a very expensive repair bill. It also protects your bridge pins, and saddle by making the string windings stay down in the string holes where they belong. I have used Mitchels Plate Mate in guitars priced from $100 to $50,000 it doesnt matter the price just protect your prized posetion or investment.
They just don't make them in Japan any better than this 34 year old Vintage Solid woods example..How RARE is that Folks WoW that s what I said.. I Have collected just about all of the different Lawsuit era Japanes crafted J200 Replica guitars of the prolific 1970's comming out of just a few factories..this is the best of the best... Rivals the original Gibson in just about every way. This guitar is an excellent straight specimen with a perfect original neck set, low action, tunimatic bridge with individual saddles for excellent intonation setting precission, the Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard and ornate bridge that is flat to the top on a flat top beautifully grained Sitka Spruce top...very ornately bound in black & white checkers WoW beautiful fit - finish and Top workmanship went into this extreem example... no neck cracks, no repairs its 100% original with its very rare Black tolex hard shell case with Aluminum railing and Gold plush lined Hard Shell Case.. these cases alone are becommng expensive now... this is the total package example and who know when we'll see another?... this is a great one sure to please with its EZ playing and huge sound it is a genuine pleasure to play. it top condition.. JVG Condition rated EXCELLENT - USED Vintage 9/10 easily only a few hard to see nics it is Very Clean Overall and WAY above average for anything 34 years old...amazing example. Get her before she's GONE!
Let me know if you have any questions
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Here we have a well made in Japan kinda rare to see these vintage Fender Japanese acoustics now days... interesting well built and is still beauty ..its all mahogany body & neck are very well constructed , offering good cross braced body ala D-18/28 seems to be awefully similar?..to my vintage Yamaha FG180 or 200 Nippon Gakki.....that is to say pretty darn nice!.. almost the same guitar but for the Fender's more stylistic headstock top shape that differs from the vintage Yamaha... this was clearly built for Fender as there import in thoses days Japan offered more competitive pricing to us manufactures to produce there line...this offering is really quite a nice guitar in its own right... so now its nicely aged well over the years..nice ring tone to it now, its very good overall condition, but sometime in its past history it received a doink to the binding on the back side lower bout a binding touch up repair has been done ...to the back lower bout and is about a foot long area -replaced ..its on the back bottom like I said so its really out of sight and is out of mind the remainder of bindings are otherwise 100% very nice beautiful actually nice looking tortious style..the rest the body has a few nicks or scars not to bad looking though a real vintage Vibe to it with no major cracks or warpage the bridge & top are tight and flat so its a very sound playing instrument, 1 changed tuner. The minor abbraizions had been lacquer filled to preserve the original finish integrity ..we just built up low spots with matching lacquer to level off to prevent further degradation pealing or chipping those areas have been french polished built up and then excess has been removed elsewhere leaving only the low spots filled then we polished to gloss and well it looks ... pretty darn GOOD now.. she's preserved & fully ready for another 30 years of play... this example has a NICE NECK and she plays great....Worth preserving?...I think so See pics please... This guitar has no structual wood cracks or issues at all just a vintage guitar thats suprisingly such a fine player...action is good not too high at all and it still has room to lower the saddle or nut even more you so the neck set is very good for many years no worries..its a nice sounding & playing 25 years old vintage Japanese guitar...and is overall a nice looking vintage example..stays in tune nicely and is a joy to play... nice vintage Japanese guitar this guitar is JVG Rated: 8.5/10 very good used guitar as descriped ...still oafer 25 years it looks & plays good.
Interested in this beauty let me know..Thanks for looking, Joe firstname.lastname@example.org
Pics soon to come stay tuned!.
Here we have a beautiful well made Martin copt from the 1970's Lwasuit era well crafted in Japan from top grade beautiful EXOTIC TONE WOODS.. I'm sure your well aware of the quality of these legendary instrumants from this time period now nearly 40 years old and have aged to perfection and are so Ready to Record or Tour tonight.. this guitar has an excellent neck set with nice & low action is so ez to play and is a joy to play with its rich booming tone and excellent volume.. Its got a medium profile neck 1-11/16ths at the nut and intonation is one the money... not new or mint yet better than most this age... it excellent playing & sounding condition.. the bindings have the discoloration amber of age with patine seen on vintage Martins ..it looks stunning in its vintage glory.. looks are not the entire story this guitar can make beautiful music... its available now... and priced right to sell she's a sweetie pie. Let me know if ready... Thanks for looking Joe...email@example.com.
Sorry SOLD OUT: Here we have yet another fine example of the highly sucessful series model the 5053. This is an absoutely wonderful example of the great guitars Alvarez was building in the 1970's this example is a 1973 that make this nearly 40 years old. This example is in great condition overall with no structual issues what so ever. The neck set is excellent and connection to body is perfect no cracks or issues..neck is straight , frets are very good, action is good playing size is medium slim profile and is 1-11/16ths at the nut. Tuners are original and working well. Body has no issues either the top is nice and the bridge is the original and is flat to the top with no warping etc... no structual cracks on this guitar have been found upon close detailed inspection..the finish overall is beautiful I found only a few minor nicks or which in an affort to preserve its excellent looking original finish I brush tip touched up 2 specs on the back and a couple around the headstock area and one on truss rod cover ..they look excellent now and will prevent further expantion or pealing of those spots...so she has a clean bill of health and is good for another 40 years. This is a compelation of the high end Martins... the 3 piece back is borrowed from the D-35' with exceptional exotic woods used on this Alvarez 5053 the center is beautifully flamed AAAA maple and the 2 sides & back are Jacaranda Brazilian Rosewood and make for a breathtaking visual. The tone from these exotic woods is rich and well balanced, with articulate highs and good valume and bass responce...This guitar will bring a smile to your face while playing or just looking at it from across the room. This is a very good 5053. Get it before she's gone .
SOLD OUT: Here we had a 40+ year old 1972 Alvarez 5080 Acoustic guitar that was built by the master guitar builder Kuzio Yairi. He used 30 year old vintage aged tone woods when they built this guitar over 40 years ago.. that would make this wood arround 70 years old... Thats right...you can say that about a new Martin can we... not going to get tone like this from a new Martin either. This is one high class example replica of the Martin 000-28 this model is quiet rare and beautifully adorned with exotic tone woods plese refer to the pics. Just have a look at the beautiful exotic old growth Jacaranda Brazilian Rosewood back, sides, fingerboard...headstock overlay .., ebony pins with MOP and brass ring all high end classic detailed appointments... notice the real patina this guitar plays real well and has been played and it shows... in a good way to my eyes.. I love it. So will you just have a look... no visable issues, no cracks to be found, inlays, bindings, pickguard, tuners,frets.....all good..and sound is rich and has a nice sustain and is a pleasure to play... fresh from the JVG shop with a fresh bone saddle & nut & new Martin Marquis strings sweet!
A must HAVE 40 YEAR OLD VINTAGE YAIRI 000-28 STYLE,
Claptons favorite for good reason...
SORRY THIS GUITAR HAS SOLD
Thank you for your interest.
Just in... This one just in ...just a quick listing for now ...when we got it she had rotten strings & some finger grime but is otherwise its turning out to be a really good one. The action is very low this is the one to have with the best of the best features available on even the Gibson...this example has, true straight neck, excellent neck set angle as a result excellent action, intonation is excellent with a tuneamatic bridge with high end ebony brass & abolone bridge pins WoW, sweet rick Brazilian rosewood looking fingerboard as well as the bridge the fret inlays are correct to old Gibson specs pearloid or cellulose nitrate wow!... The beautiful Spruce top has rich patina of a 30+ year old vintage guitar and both the top and bridge are nice and flat to the top, This example is RARE with the actual mother of pearl inlay pickguard like the beat early 1960's Gibson this guitar still shines!...no major cracks of any kind...pickguard has a few minor cracks is all, just setting her up with new set of Gibson strings..cleaned the fingerboard grime & re-hydrated lemon oil the fingerboard... this baby is straight up nice vintage with a big sound & dead on action..the one to own! more complete and better pics SOON TO COME when we have time. STAY TUNED ...
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Here we have in stock for your consideration is a very nice vintage dreadnought D18 with some excellent tone woods workmanship & materials in deed this baby is a supprisingly beautiful sounding boomer from a quality Japanese Luthier
Kurosawa these are rare to see in the states. This example is a model B156. The neck is a very nice soft V shape and really has the feel of era Takamine soft V and Alvarez Yairi soft V ..it realy nails the profile of the old martin perhaps a tat slimmer with a 1-11/16ths nut its a very comfortable feel. As you may have noticed this is a beautiful looking example as well its ambered patina is beauty that only comes with age the new one's don't look like this. Beautiful woods on back & sides are a higher grade richly grained mahohany please see pics, the neck is also solid mahogany, the top appears to be a solid top, and I have not seen any wood or finish cracks at all... really quite clean overall. Fingerboard appears to also be rich looking very nice grade rosewood wit its striking diamond inlays made of the old school pearloid that also have that look of 40+ year old vintage patina that is in excellent condition as are the frets... the neck is straight and the action is good and it plays nicely and is a pleasure to play. It still has its original plastic nut & saddle on and could benifit from a bone nut & saddle install and new set of strings, I will leave that uo to the new owner that may like to do that themselfs. The original set up is fine but bone is a proven sustain & tone inprovement. We offer Bone Nut install & set up service as well if wanted just ask... This beauty is really priced to sell at $ 299.00 .
Here we have something quite beautiful and very sweet sounding that I picked up directly from the very talented luthier himself while in Hawaii ...I liked this one because it has some very beautiful intricate inlay hand work see the gorgeous inlaied rosette and fingerboard not overstated just classicly tasteful WoW.. this is a Gorgeous all SOLID WOOD Hawaiian figured Koa Tenor Ukelele. I love the tone of this beauty and so will you its classic Uke tone is rich and full and plays like butta... Top wood : Solid Koa
Back & Sides Material Solid Koa
Neck Material : Solid AAA flamed grade Mahogany, Headplate wood: Solid Koa Strings : Italian Aquila Strings
Fingerboard wood : Solid Rosewood
Bridge wood : Solid Rosewood
Nut Material : Real Buffalo Bone Finish : Polished Satin nitrocellulose instrument lacquer
Scale Length : 17"
Overall Length : 26 1/2 "( 673 mm )
Fingerboard Width At Nut : 35 mm
Fingerboard Width At 12th Fret: 43.8 mm # Of Frets Total : 20
Hand picked for its great solid construction and impecable workmanship fit & finish are top notch, excellent volume & tone -playability and beauty. You will be hard pressed for find one this sweet for twice the price... Just $329. Direct comes with a top shelf hard shell case / included
Here we have a beautiful player with great heritage.. This guitar was an Import from Japan back in 1978 its a very well built guitar and employs the same x bracing seen on Martins. Workmanship is very high as is materials the vintage tone woods are beautifully mellowen and the tone has opened up nicely on this and so the volume is good on this guitar with a new set of straings now sounds like quite big a Piano...clear and clean god volume and reasonible bass.. Very good sound from this one..t also plays quite nicely with good play action not to low not to high...it plays very wel.. structually no cracks or serious anything to speak up just the most minimap superficial nicks as this vintage guitar qualifies for the xcllent vintage condition catagory. The finsh is wonderful and glass like shine to it and has a beautiful warm patine to it you can't get without waiting the near 40 years for it to age this way... this guitar will make somon a wonderful D-18 /28 style instrumnt to enjoy for another 40 years... If your like us you love vintage instruments and this is a bargain of a great lttle player, for a song.. You will be pleased. Thanks for looking if interested contact Joe at : firstname.lastname@example.org
Vintage Yamaha FG 180 Nippon Gakki Red label made in Japan still shines up like glass for an old girl..Aint she perdy ... Love the patina on this one and so will you... Sounds real good sort of like an old Martin , you can have this one for a fraction of what the equivalent Martin would.
Serial number traces this beauty back to late 1969 to early 1970 time period.. they were making them at there best in this time frame today fast forward 45 years later this one still stands head held high sounding just great.. no cracks or damages or repairs plays very nicely. Its hard to believe She's 45 years old ... its a beauty! Let me know what you think.
Vintage Yamaha FG180 Nippon Gakki Red Labeled Japanese work of art..
Just in for your serious consideration is yet another fine vintage Mando infamous Japanese Lawsuit High end Gibson F-5 Mandolin Replica by the great Alvarez of Japan from the 1970s. This example ia super cool and is also highly praised by collectors and players as the best of the best. This sweet vintage" A over A ALVAREZ" is an exact F5 type clone if you will made famous by the great Gibson, and when you see this Alvarez vintage example your tongue will drop ...its that Beautiful they Nailed the Original Vintage Classic Gibson 50's flame burst finish it looks absolutely perfect just like the vintage Gibson F5. This " 1970s Alvarez " Hand Made Mandolin really shines like a glass with its beautiful accurate vintage burst finish WoW just have a good look at the pics this one is outstanding!... this mando is absolutely gorgeous as you can clearly see and not only that it ALSO has volume with some great chop and it sounds amazingly SWEET and rich. This is a great example of what this era ALVAREZ Japan was doing 40+ years ago. This example has a beautiful Sitka Spruce top with figured flamed AAA maple for its sides & back with its figured maple neck nothing plain about this high end beauty. Excellent fit and finish and it looks as good as the old Gibson, the inlays are very high end just look at this very unique headstock inlaid in mother of pearl with its A over A logo. The neck is slick - fast and perfect with its high end appointments like its Ebony fingerboard and beautiful mother of pearl block inlays this one is top workmanship and is also Beautiful! This is a MASTER Built instrument all "Hand Made" and is stamped so inside 40 years ago. YES its available and s IN STOCK.... I think you will seriously want this baby, let me know . .
Here we have s wonderful sounding and playing Vintage Classical guitar that was made in Japan in 1975, 1- California owner took very good care of this Gem the past 38 years , thats right its really hard to tell that this beautiful Suzuki 730 Classical is nearly 40 years old but it is. In top playing condition sounding good and loud when plucked or strumed so and dynamic soft & sweet just as well it can be loud with excellent bass response its a stand out in the tone department this is why I chose is. Its worthy of recording its that nice. Beautiful spruce top , This guitar has not one crack its in very good vintage condition considered vey - good - excellent and is better than average this age..You will be pleased with its beauty and its performance, and if your not familiar with Suzuki Guitars of this era you are in for quite a supprise this is a very high quality guitar and sounds better than 95% of what you find today at 3 times this price made anywhere. I can compare the sound of this Suzuki to one of my Yairi's a Cy116 it had very exotic woods and it too was loud like this one and this Suzuki souds like it di but that Yairi sold for 3 xs time what this one costs. I also have a Suzuki SSS High end Martin copy Dreadnought.. This I is a very good classical by Suzuki..
Here we have s wonderful sounding and playing Vintage Classical guitar that was made in Japan in Just in a wow what a deep rich sound its Japanese crafted in 1971, also with just 1- California owner and condition tells it has been well taken care of the past 42 years , that's right its really hard to tell that this beautiful Suzuki 700 Classical is over 42 years old but it is. Neck is 2" at the nut and weights in at a feather weight of just 3.0lbs that.s right its light as a feather! and its In top playing condition with wonderful EZ to play action sounding REALLY good and loud when plucked or strummed so rich and dynamic soft & sweet just as well it can be loud with excellent bass response its a stand out in the tone department this is why I chose it besides its beauty and condition. This instrument is worthy of recording it sounds that is so nice its over 40 years old and is complex and articulate for the discerning vintage prefered player. The top is wonderfully grained Cedar and is rare for Suzuki... this guitar has not one crack its in very good vintage condition considered very - good - excellent and is better than average this age..You will be pleased with its beauty and its performance, and if your not familiar with Suzuki Guitars of this era you are in for quite a suprise this is a very high quality guitar and sounds better than 95% of what you find today at 3 times this price made anywhere. I can compare the sound of this Suzuki to one of my Yairi's a Cy116 it had very exotic woods and it too was loud like this one and this Suzuki sounds like it di but that Yairi sold for 3 xs time what this one costs. I also have a Suzuki SSS High end Martin copy Dreadnought.. This I is a very good classical by Suzuki. This is a whole lot of guitar for this kind of money... check this baby out closely you will be very pleased...
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Excellent vintage condition , Great medium profile soft V neck feels just like the Classic Martin D28
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but it sounds great and its a great guitar to play because its EZ finger action set up...
This is in top condition no cracks no repairs .
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OLD Morris looks to be equal in all respects to our Yairi CY116, exotic wood construction with very nice old woods and excellent workmanship - fit & f instance they make the fit & finish is amazingly nice on the Terada factory made Morris. If your not familiar with Terada they are responsible for some of the finest Japanese guitars on the planet for instance Ibanez George Benson GB10's and all that high end line, most of Ibanez's Artists, and several other top of the line Japanese legends and they know how to make exceptional guitars and this Morris Classical is no different it sounds beautiful and has the vibe that is if you love the looks and feel of a well seasoned fully broken in 40 year patina and your OK with the top finger drag wear your going to love this vintage beauty yes it has plenty of vibe bit it sounds deep and rich too. Nice meaty neck plays easily with great action and with absolutely no cracks oh it has minor doinks and scratches here & there but nothing horrible this guitar qualifies for a VERY GOOD JVG rating overall vintage excellent but with the wear as seen the neck is still pretty slick no major abrasions and the fingerboard is nice too. Yes this is a very nice Ole Classical that has another lifetime of wonderful service to its new owner. I think you will be very pleased. Any questions just drop me an email to JVGuitars@gmail.com . Thanks for looking Joe.
WoW!... Here we have an Oldie but a goodie one of the oldes Japanese J200's of quality we have had in yet... from its serial # we gather this is a 1972 that makes this Vintage Japanese J200 41 years old That explains its loud volume and sweet bass tone it has its aged wonderfully and is ready for another 40+ years of service. This is a cool Lawsuit correct vintage Japanese crafted J200 guitar and it appears to be from the Alvarez factory by its construction -fit & finish the same as the Alvarez 5052 Sunburst J200's and better overall than the Ibanez versions we have had. This has the coveted Open Book headstock shape like the Gibson and all the other details as well...please read on and check out the pics of this ole girl. I know the construction of this Estrada logoed guitar model # 8200 serial # 7261 its very well built and the action is very good. The neck is nice and straight and the inlays are the real deal one's as well made of pearloid like Old Gibson's and really set of the beauty of the Brazilian rosewood looking finger board. The top looks to be a Solid Spruce top, Neck is Mahogany and the sides and back are laminated mahogany... Very well built and structurally vintage excellent no seen wood cracks other than fine finish aging checking to top & back that is exactly like the 68 Gibson we had and so this one is not mint for this reason it has numerous nicks and chips of that nature most of which I touched up with thin Nitrocellulose matching Lacquer mainly to prevent further chipping etc. and so it looks better now as a side benefit and this process has also help to preserve the original finish integrity. This guitar has a couple upgrades I've noticed 1 being the new set of Gold Gibson style tuners and the other is the addition of the Fishman pickup that makes this acoustic J200 capable of plugging into your amp and its electric too and the fishman if fully functional and was a smart install as well no additional holes in the side or top like so many seen from this era this one smartly plugs n at the bottom strap pin which doubles as the output jack... Well done! This Guitar is JVG condition rated: @ Good vintage condition overall and it plays very well. I noticed it could use a new nut and saddle as the current nut was filed pretty low by previous owner and if played hard I get a slight buzz from the D string... that's about it otherwise its very good. We can supply and install a Martin Bone nut & saddle set and set it up for just $160 additional but we wanted to bring in this piece at a great price and some folks like to do that work themselves and save $... if you rather have us do that pre-shipping just let me know I can take care of that for you. Sold without a case but you can add a vintage Chipboard case for just $69.00 Thank you for looking .
WoW!.... that's what I said when I first laied eyes on this beauty LOOK at those Gorgeous Spruce top and the rest is Maple , Back & sides look amazing and are AAAAA FLAMED Maple woods WoW!... ** Workmanship - Fit & Finish are typical Japanese high quality with the looks that can compete with most any high end Gibson Historic or even a Classic flamed late 50s early 60s's vintage J200's ...this example is in like newish condition too that's amazing considering a guitar of this vintage( over 35 years old ) it is in top playing condition as well with low comfortable string action its all original and is a great playing J200... THis example was contracted in the late 70s and imported to the use with the logo as seen built in Japan to be sold in the US. You will be hard pressed to find a beautifully flamed vintage example that plays so nicely and sounds soooo good for this kind of price. Get it before she's gone!
This is one of the rare Lawsuit Alvarez Dove guitars you may have heard of. It is the Classic Dove... just take in its beauty this is a Killer guitar in all respects. Its in top cosmetic shape and is a very well taken care of 1 owner California guitar it is not weathered it is not abused and it is not damaged nor has it ever needed repair and it plays like the $3500 vintage Gibson it feels substantial this is not a toy copy this is actually built to compete head to head and when compared to the 70's Gibson I have to take my hat off to this Alvarez. EZ low play action..no visable cracks try saying that about a 40 year old Gibson -Martin or Guild... must have cracks but not this beauty its 40 and its clean I can safely predict that if taken care of I see no reason why this vintage Alvarez Dove would not continue to serve another 40+ years its so well built. The neck is straight, the top is still nice and flat, the bridge is nice and flat and tight to the top... action is nice and low the neck looks nice and straight and it sounds rich full and has great volume. This is one of the really good one's folks...
You will be very pleased with this classic for a song! Pics to come very soon stay tuned... PS its really beautiful!!!! Here is a link to a slideshow of this guitar with many more pictures simply copy & paste it to your browser address bar and click to see them: https://picasaweb.google.com/gr8bids/70Alvarez5024613?authkey=Gv1sRgCO2C0qP_38m37wE#slideshow/5887971558810093266 .
Here we have another wonderful D-18 Style gem that was crafted in Japan this is yet another vintage work of art from ARIA = impressively well preserved 30+ year old. What can I say have a good look at the pics this is truly an exceptionally clean example it's like owning a new vintage lguitar ...with Georgia's patina to its finish.@0 Ok so she's clean but how does it play your thinking... AMAZINGLY with beautiful low nice play action . And it sounds even better with great volume and sweet vintage tone from its well aged woods. The neck is a nice medium profile 1-11/16ths at the nut = perfect dare I say ... The fingerboard looks like new as well no play digits no noted fret wear its like its been put away for the past 30 years just waiting for you.
Pics soon to come must see this gorgeous clean flamed to death beauty that rings like a bell / intonation is dead on the money and I'd fully ready to record tonight!.
1980 Takamine F340s Solid Top Martin D-18 Lawsuit Guitar very good -excellent vintage crafted in Japan....$ 599.00
Here we are proud to present yet another FINE Example of a Vintage D-18 by the masters at Takamine this famous Takamine F320s .. the "S" stands for SOLID TOP. This example goes back some 33+ years folks and its classic silhouette & its great looking genuine vintage Patina make this a top choice for you vintage guitar lovers and its feel is amazingly exact to the vintage 60's Martin D-18 the neck feel is just right on. This guitar is not new or mint its well over 33+ years now and is a true proven vintage player it does have natural play wear and a few minor doinks and such but nothing truly major at all and is overall quite beautiful and considered vintage very good - excellent it has no wood grain or seam cracks or separations at all... Its solid Spruce top shows some great looking patina and some nice bear claw figure as well and it too is nice and flat and its bridge again is nice and flat and tight to its top...no discernible bulge.Neck angle is excellent still no alterations done or needed the action is very good enjoyable and is easy playing and the intonation is nice as well. Original tuners still on board and they are still doing a fine job at that. Freshly set up with a Martin Bone nut & compensated saddle as well as new fresh set of quality Martin Marquis light gauge strings. This guitar is professional grade and easy on the pocket book too... As good sounding as any US Martin of similar age I ever heard. If your not familiar if with these vintage gems you should try this beauty you will be pleasantly surprised. Wonderful Japanese quality vintage guitar.
Here we have a SUPER nice High Quality Japanese copy of a Classic Martin D-45 that will give the Martin a GOOD Run for the money....this example was Hand crafted by Terada and was made for MORRIS in 1974 the model is TF-50 This is a std D-size Like the Martin with 15-3/4" lower bout, The 40 year aged tone woods on this are Amazing!!!!...the TOP is SOLID and high grade bear claw Sitka spruce and has a beautifully applied natural gloss finish now with that beautyful 40 year patina you don't find on anything new this is a gorgeous one folks, with absolutely stunning fancy rich looking Brazilian Jacaranda rosewood sides and 3-piece back TONE WOODS and a flamed maple center piece.... WoW, 14-fret mahogany medium profile neck with classic Martin high end style hexagon inlaid on a rich looking Brazilian Jacaranda Brazilian rosewood fingerboard, beautiful patina on its white bound body, neck and headstock, MOP pearl top purfling and rosette, Brazilian rosewood peghead overlay, with vertical TF Morris logo inlay,ala CF Martin you guessed it this is a vintage Lawsuit model no doubt about that. Black dyed " Ebonized" hardwood bridge, tortoise plastic pickguard, gold diecast Gotoh tuners, SUPER NICE "Crafted in Japan" version of a classic American acoustic guitar you know who obviously this is a LAWSUIT vintage Japanese guitar at its finest, ~1-11/16" nut width, 25-1/2" scale, This beauty comes to you FRESHLY JVG Set up with a new Martin natural Bone nut & bone Saddle and a new set of Martin strings. If your looking for a top of the line Martin copy that is extremely well made in top playing condition well this is something you may want to consider..if you didn't already know this Morris was made by the famous TERADA factory they are a custom shop in Japan and make so many guitars for other great company's like the Ibanez Artist line and Ibanez Musician line the George Benson GB line of guitars as well as many other signature guitars all of top world class quality. This Morris is a very well crafted high end example and it rivals the guitar is copies quite well. You will be very pleased with this near 40 year old vintage Japanese collectible. We will take better quality resolution pictures soon to come...Any questions please ask Joe email@example.com .
Here we have a great OM style beauty made in Japan logoed Stafford SF-200F Acoustic Guitar This is a RARE beauty folks...hand built by T. Kurosawa & Company LTD. Very well built quality made vintage Japanese guitar in a very popular OM - 00018 style. Much like the Clapton 000-28 but not Rosewood back and sides like Clapton's but in this case very beautiful AAA Choice Mahogany sides back & neck and a Solid spruce top. Sound is Excellent quality build - fit & finish and attention to detail are excellent...no cracks , no repairs , no checking , no issues...please see the pictures ...excellent TONE WOODS in way above average condition of 33+ years of age and its a beauty!. Just in ask....
1977 Alvarez DOVE crafted in Japan BEST Lawsuit model dove see condition & details its dead on folks.... Simply the most accurately built with excellent grade materials and workmanship its impossible to disagree. From the proper pearloid fret parallelogram markers to the Mother of Pearl inlaid Dove into a cellulose nitrate pick guard, to the bridge with a tunamatic abr-1 installed to its solid spruce top to its open book head stock design...then take into consideration its age is well over 33 years now..its a true vintage classic in its own right!... just in ask if seriously interested in owning this gem today.. This is the best of the best folks! .
Here we have a wonderful example of the Alvarez answer to the classic Martin 000-18 now famously linked to the Eric Clapton version from Martin om guitar today. Imported to the US by Saint Lewis Music 36 years ago. This fine example of the Alvarez 5014 is in excellent vintage condition you will not believe that she is over 36 years old when you see this in person you will realize it has been
amazingly well cared for these past 3.6 decades. Its fit and finish is excellent as is its play action / neck angle ... this guitar is a pleasure to play and is truly EASY on the eyes... The neck is 1-11/16" at the nut and very comfortable to play with very little visible play wear to fingerboard or frets one will notice that this example is WELL above average condition for this age of guitar its really rare to see. Its beautiful SITKA SPRUCE top is solid and the back and sides are excellent grade Mahogany as is the neck please refer to the pics ... with nice details like its herringbone rosette, celluloid tortis pick guard, exotic Brazilian Coral Rosewood headstock overlay this guitar is more fancy than the other 5014's we have had and is in near mint vintage condition. The woods are well aged and the tone and volume has nicely opened up and aged like fine wine it takes time... a lot of guitar for this kind of price. Crafted in Japan over 36 years ago and kept in Amazing condition all these years just for you... Nicely set up with a NEW Martin Bone Nut & compensated bone saddle here at JVGUITARS. get this gem before she's gone! questions let me know... firstname.lastname@example.org
Here we have another fine example of a D18 this one by Washburn from this one is well crafted over 28 years ago making this a true vintage guitar based on the classic Martin D-18. s These were quite well constructed by any standard
with very nice woods... The top is Solid Spruce and is nicely figured and the back sides and neck are all Mahogany, The fingerboard = bridge & head-stock front overlay is rosewood.This combination is know for some sweet tone & good volume...this example is in above average condition... its on its way and I will further coment on it when it arrives and I will take pics and possibly more like set up with Martin Bone nut & saddle and string set.... STAY TUNED!.... thanks for your interest if wanted you can contact Joe at email@example.com
Here we have a wonderful Vintage Japanese Takamine F349 made in Japan nearly 30 years ago. Super well built and in wonderful well taken care of 1- owner shape WoW!... this is a great one folks have a good look see...Just in! .
Just arrived not yet processed...comming soon get the jump on either of these.... here are several fine vintage Japanese Crafted prime examples of 2- vintage early 1980s... the F-349's = BOTH of these are built with Premium grade Mahogany they are full Dred Mahogany and are superior players and in top condition both are made with excellent high grade D-28 classic sound you don't want to miss either of these really nice examples 1 is a Law Suit headstock design the other is the newer Takamine headstock design otherwise its the same guitar ... , also just arrived another fine early 1980s SIGMA Martin DM-5 Dred stock by Martin another beauty this one has a Rosewood body & sides & a spruce top, Rosewood fingerboard & bridge and is also in excellent vintage OOO sized 5014 o/m type one great sounding 000 and in excellent Vintage condition
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What are you looking for in your vintage Guitar? if your at all like me your looking for a great and well built vintage guitar made from "great old tone woods" a high quality guitar that also sounds incredible .... if that's what you like your taste is like mine.. and I love this era guitar but so many have suffered the wrath of time and are damaged goods or broken - cracked patched up ,this or that ... this is 100% all original and is like going back 35 years in time in your own time machine... think about it someone took such great care of this guitar for 35 years until NOW and this truly is IN ITS PRIME right now tone wise they really don't get much better folks...and you can spend a whole lot more $$$$ and not thet this sound quality you don't get sound this rich from a new $3500 Gibson or Martin I kid you not.. that will take years for the woods to open up like this guitar has already done. Takamine like Yairi's used aged woods when they built there guitars 35 years ago I believe they said the woods were 30 years old when they built these... you can do the math I still don't think you get anything like that from Martin without taking out a second mortgage on your home. This guitar was built as one of THE top end Lawsuit era guitars with a Solid Sitka Spruce top beautifully grained without a crack to this day... the sides are Brazilian Jacaranda Rosewood as is the beautiful and ornate 2 piece back with intricate perfiling and this guitar is well multi-bound all in excellent vintage condition.. The solid Honduran Mahogany neck with Martin vintage style Diamond Volute ( a must have ) is perfect feeling just the right size a hand full but not to big either... the tuners are original and still work excellently and do a great job of keeping this beauty in tune. The fingerboard show no finger divots, frets are vintage and are excellent as are the inlays all excellent needless to say this guitar is 100% original and will come in its original hard shell case as we have received it. Neck angle and relief = excellent as a result this guitar plays easily with excellent play action. Upon arrival we will be setting this top grade player up with a new Martin bone nut and saddle set up with Martin strings , cleaned - polished & and dialed in ready for you. This is a especially nice example we have had many Vintage Takamine's in we also currently have a MINT - Tak F340 and a Tak F370, F375s and this Tak EF375s The sounds of a really great old Martin for a fraction of what those will set you back and perhaps these Takamine's are even MORE Beautiful... you decide for yourself .... Let me know if I can be of any help. .