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Google has chosen Carter Vintage to be prominently featured in their new Google My Business campaign. Go to the "Google and Your Business Blogspot" page and click on the video to check us out.

September is bluegrass month on the Carter Vintage stage, with the Monroe Camp instructors (9/6), Helen Highwater (9/9) and from Perth, Australia, Bluegrass Parkway (9/23)

Our condolences to friends and family of Brian Farmer, longtime guitar tech for Warren Haynes, who died Sunday (8/24) at his home near Nashville.
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youtube   Among Farmer's most recent accomplishments is the J.D. Simo Supa Fuzz pedal, which Carter Vintage was proud to introduce. J.D. demos it on the Carter Vintage YouTube Channel, where you'll find videos from more than 40 great musicians, including Chris Thile, Guthrie Trapp, and - still our favorite duo - Mr. and Mrs. Dawg. You can also check our video listings by artist and instrument.

awardThe summer NAMM show in Nashville was good to Carter Vintage, bringing a lot of friends into the store -- see Scott Tichenor's NAMM adventures on mandolincafe.com. The images of Mother Maybelle Carter and the Sunburst Les Paul on our outside wall (painted by the fine artists at Vermillion Murals), helped us win a Top 100 Dealers Award for Best Exterior Presentation.
Our Duesenberg has found a happy new home with our friend Natalie Noone, but we have hundreds more guitars inside. We have a full-line repair department. And we do appraisals. email Christie or email Walter. Click here for a list of instruments that are not yet on our feature pages.
natalie smartA Heiden, another Elkhorn, and a Gibson A-40 converted by Randy Wood to an A-5 have joined a Gilchrist 1 from the first batch of Juniors, a 1930s Gibson F-7, and a Daley F5 Classic on the CVG MANDOLIN PAGE.

acousticsSid Campbell's customized 1935 D-28 has just arrived on the CVG ACOUSTIC PAGE, along with a deep-bodied Gentner OM of Brazilian rosewood. New arrivals include a rare Martin D-18E, and a Gallagher G-55, not to mention a 12-fret 000-45, and a Euphonon D, and three NGC (Marty Lanham) dreadnoughts.

granada A rare banjo by John Monteleone and an OME Primrose have join our pair of RB-7s on the CVG BANJO PAGE. Also check out our B&D Serenader Silver Bell tenor and our Style 6 conversions in checkerboard and gold sparkle trim.

nocasterDuane Denison's Les Paul BFG is SOLD, but check out the cool 1955 Guild M-75 Aristocrat... new on the CVG ELECTRIC PAGE.

rocket Not a Dali-effect from Photoshop but a cool Rocket Science 5-string, plus a Kay S-9, a King upright (sold) and a Sandberg lefty, all new on the CVG BASS PAGE.

jetterNew price on our Marshall 1987 50w head, an exquisite Gabriel V18 head and Convertible cabinet, a Vox AC30 HW2, a Blues de Ville 212, and a zebra-covered Q-Tube 70, all new on the  CVG AMPS AND EFFECTS PAGE... Plus Jetter pedals and OX4 pickups.
dblneck We are resonatin'... with 3 Red Lines, a pair of Scheerhorns (maple and koa), a Beard E and a 1930s National Style 3 tri-cone... all newly arrived on our page for HAWAIIANS and UKES.
                          logo The ' 59 Les Paul Southern Rock Tribute has arrived, along with an L-5CES a 2014 R8 and a Les Paul Special '56 in TV Yellow, from Gibson's Custom Shop. Please call or email.
piano When six strings are just not enough.... This gleaming white Yamaha C3 is a 6'1" grand, made in 1995. It was recently tuned by Nashville piano tech Ed Foote. $10,000
                            playingStephen Gilchrist has almost completed his batch for October delivery. If you'd like to order a Gilchrist in the next batch, please call or email for info and pricing details.
gil picks Gilchrist picks - the next best thing to a Gilchrist mandolin.

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