at Carter Vintage Guitars
This well-traveled Flatiron bouzouki is one of over
70 instruments from the Steve Earle
collection, just arrived at Carter
smile, too, if you played a lick on our Margarete
Boote custom banjo - especially if you could play
like Charlie Cushman. Check it out on our YouTube
channel along with videos from Guthrie Trapp, J.D.
Simo, mandolin videos from Tyler Andal, David
Benedict, and Chris Thile, plus our favorite duo -
Mr. and Mrs. Dawg. Also check
video listings by artist and
||Janis Ian stopped in for one last visit
the Janis Ian collection
offered by Carter Vintage. The two-time
Grammy winner is lightening her arsenal to
help fund future artistic projects , and
our offering of instruments is as eclectic
as her career, with acoustic and electric
guitars, plus a bass.
We offer lessons - former Vince Gill
bandmember Jeff White
has just joined our teaching staff. We have a full-line repair
department. And we do appraisals. Click here for a list of
instruments not yet photographed.
One man's trash... Mason Williams' plexiglass
guitar and Bill Monroe's mandolin fingerboard were headed
for the dumpster when they were rescued. Click on the
photos for links to more pics and the rest of the story.
|| One of only two petite-bouche
Django style guitars made by John Monteleone,
pre-Norlin J-200s, a prewar L-Century
and L-00, and a Kurt Gisclair, all
new on the CVG
PAGE... plus a super clean 1948 D-18
and new prices on our '35 and '38 D-18s
.... check 'em out on our MARTIN
Just in... Bare
Knuckle pickups, the new Jetter BR1200
(based on the BedRock amp) and the Jet
Drive v.3. And don't miss the Dumble
ODR on the CVG
AMPS AND EFFECTS PAGE.
9 Loar F-5 heads the list of new arrivals on
MANDOLIN PAGE. It's joined by a new Giacomel,
a Derrington-signed F-5L a new Ellis F,
and the first mandolin to bear the Nugget
A rhinestone ice cream cone means a Florentine but
this original 5-string was custom-ordered
in 1930 for a Style 4 flat-head. It's the newest
arrival on the CVG
BANJO PAGE, along with some outstanding Enoch
open-backs and a Gibson RB-3 with
J.D. Crowe's signature on the head.
pair of Scheerhorns join the Paul
McGill resonator guitar (left), the Sho-Bud
Lloyd Green and the ZB Custom D-11
pedal steel.... all new on our page for STEELS, RESOS and UKES.
|| A Vox
Phantom XII - in Stereo, no less -
leads the parade of super cool guitars newly
arrived on the CVG ELECTRIC
PAGE. Check out the Postals, Epis,
Kents, Duesenberg, Teisco and the Hagstrom.
Plus a Fender Match Set in quilted maple,
a Waylon Tele, a near-mint '56 Strat,
and new Bluesman relics.
out the great relic'd basses from Bluesman
Vintage, along with a Fender Bass VI in
Candy Apple Red and a simulated-marble
finish on a Roscoe Fretless, new on
the CVG BASS PAGE.
Michael Lowe lute (sold), a bass viola
da gamba (find another in a guitar store), a
couple of dulcimers, a giant book, and a
stray violin, all on the CVG page for
| Signed and numbered prints
of Allen Messer's iconic SRV photo, plus
Messer's photos of Johnny Cash; James A.
Willis's guitars; and Lamar Sorrento's
portraits. All on the CVG GuitarArt
| We're a Gibson Custom
Shop dealer. Please call or email.
|| STEVE GILCHRIST left a
batch of mandolins with Carter Vintage in Nov.
2014, but they're all gone now. The next batch is
filling up fast. For a spot, please call 615
915-1851 or email.
Carter Vintage T-shirts and ball caps. $20
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