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


Carter Vintage
10:30-6:30 Mon-Sat
1-5 pm Sundays
615 915-1851

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balch  hurt April 24
Masters of the Clawhammer banjo

John Balch, Adam Hurt,
Chris Coole, Tyler Andal
7 pm
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June 28, John Reischman, Scott Nygaard and Sharon Gilchrist
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youtube  Our YouTube channel features new 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 instrument.

 janis Janis Ian stopped in for one last visit with instruments from the Janis Ian collection that are now available from 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. email Christie or email Walter. 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.
mason williams guitar monroe smartMore than a dozen mandolins have just arrived on the CVG MANDOLIN PAGE, including, a new Ellis F, a new Ellis A, 2 Kimble F's, a Kimble mandola, and the first mandolin to bear the Nugget logo, plus an assortment of Gibsons.

acousticsAn autographed photo of Roy Clark comes with the guitar that Ed Nix used to write Roy's hit "Thank God and Greyhound..." Check it out on our MARTIN PAGE along with an 0-17, 0-18, 0-18K and a rare 7-28. And just arrived on the CVG ACOUSTIC PAGE... a pair of exquisite Baruke guitars, and a powerful Dudenbostal mahogany D.

ralph 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.

stratA 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.

dblneckA Paul McGill resonator guitar, a Sho-Bud Lloyd Green and a ZB Custom D-11 pedal steel.... all new on our page for STEELS, RESOS and UKES. bassmanA Trainwreck named "Kitty" plus the bizarre Ludwig Phase II synth, and new pedal gear on the CVG AMPS AND EFFECTS PAGE.
bluesmanCheck 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.

miscA 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 more stuff.
willisSigned 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 page.
                        logo The Collectors Choice "Blackburst," plus killer-top R9s, flamey R8s, an L-5CES, and a Les Paul Custom nickel-plated, from Gibson's Custom Shop. Can't tell you or show you any more unless you call or email.
gilchrist 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.
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