"The Carters are selling some killer instruments" -- Timm Kummer, Facebook, 4/6/13

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Tuesday May 6, Helen Highwater String Band
.....Saturday, May 17, Off the Wall with Chris Scruggs

loars youtube Chris Thile, in town for two sold-out Nickel Creek concerts, stopped in to sample our five Loars, two ferns and more mandolins. We're in the process of uploading videos on the Carter Vintage YouTube Channel. Also enjoy videos from more than 40 great musicians, including Guthrie Trapp on our National Style 1 tri-cone, and our favorite new duo, David and Tracy Grisman, playing "See You in My Dreams." You can also check our video listings by artist and instrument.

See details on the Loars, ferns, and many other great mandolins on the CVG MANDOLIN PAGE.

For more CVG mandolin news, check out Scott Tichenor's vacation pics and story on mandolincafe.com.

Our Duesenberg Starplayer found a happy new home with our friend Natalie Noone, but we have hundreds more guitars inside. Just look for the big guitar on our outside wall (painted by the fine artists at Vermillion Murals). 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.
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                          christie towerA Guild M75 Bluesbird, a '69 Byrdland, a PRS Grisson and Modern Eagle, Heritage STAT and a super-cool Hagstrom Victory 2, all new on the CVG ELECTRIC PAGE. And not to be missed... artist James Willis' stunning Les Paul tribute to the iconic water towers of New York City.

jetterMarshalls from '68 (plexi), '69 and '87 plus a 30th Anniversary 6100 and a 35th Anniversary Bluesbreaker. And if Fenders are your cup of tea, check out our '59 tweed Deluxe and our red sparkle Blues Jr. III... all on the CVG AMPS AND EFFECTS PAGE. Plus Jetter pedals and OX4 pickups.

henderson An ebony McPherson, a Franklin, a Morgan, a Guild 12, a Rockbridge D18, a koa Taylor... all new on the CVG ACOUSTIC PAGE. Coming... the first Duff L-5 guitar, check out the progress.
3nk The triple-neck Stringmaster and a Beard Jerry Douglas highlight our page for UKES, TIPLES and HAWAIIANS.

theearl THE EARL... the ultimate Scruggs banjo is SOLD. But don't miss our original RB-7 and TB-7 on the CVG BANJO PAGE.
leobass Leo Fender's pencil drawings are on our G&L ASAT bass prototype, which is joined by a Gibson EB-2, a new bass from Alien Audio and a Tele Bass on the CVG BASS PAGE.
                        logo The GREG MARTIN Collectors Choice is sold, but we have an L-5CES and a killer-top 2014-spec R9 from Gibson's Custom Shop. Please call or email for beautiful pics and great pricing.

                          playingStephen Gilchrist is carving the tops for his next batch of mandolins and guitars, scheduled for delivery this fall. If you'd like to order a Gilchrist, please call or email for info and pricing details.
gil picks Gilchrist picks - the next best thing to a Gilchrist mandolin.

T men Carter Vintage T-shirts and ball caps. For the CVG man (left) or CVG woman (right). $20 
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