|| Stephen Gilchrist's 2015 mandolin-family instruments and guitars are long gone, and the renowned Australian mandolin maker is starting up a new batch, scheduled for delivery in the fall of 2016. A few slots are still available. For model information, check the new Gilchrist website. For pricing and other details, please call
615 915-1851 or email.
The First 'Burst (as we know it)
After several experiments with cherry finishes on Les Pauls, Gibson shipped two "LP Spec. Finish" guitars on May 28, 1958. One was 8 3096 (now owned by Slash). This is the other one, 8 3087 - the first yellow-to-red sunburst. Details coming.
| New on the CVG channel, Jack Pearson and Tyler Andal have a battle of the Heiden mandolins. Also
check out out guitar videos from Daniel Donato, J.D. Simo,
Jonathan Brown and Guthrie Trapp, mandolin videos
from Chris Thile,
and banjo videos from from Tyler Andal and Charlie Cushman, plus our
favorite duo - Mr. and Mrs. Dawg.
video listings by artist and
Janis Ian stopped in for one last visit
from 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.
Earth's Something Wicked inspired
the custom graphics on this Explorer, part of the
Jon Schaffer Collection - now being offered at 10 percent off. Start your own
collection with cool electrics from the CVG ELECTRIC
PAGE., like a BC Rich Ironbird or a
metallic blue-green Epiphone Emperor or a
Guild Johnny Smith Award.
We have a full-line repair
department. And we do appraisals.
This Flatiron bouzouki has sold, but we have many
more instruments from the Steve Earle
collection, all with a signed letter
Five Loars and a 1926 Fern are joined on the CVG MANDOLIN
PAGE by a rare Gilchrist octave mandolin,
a Newson F5, and a Forster Irish bouzouki.
A prewar D-45 and a museum-quality 1917 0-42 have just arrived on our MARTIN PAGE. And check out the first Loar L-5, the petite-bouche
Django-style Monteleone, the pre-Norlin J-200s, and a Kurt
Gisclair, all on the CVG ACOUSTIC
Pedals by Jetter, J. Rockett, Mythos.
Wampler, and more, all on the CVG EFFECTS
PAGE. And don't miss the Ludwig Phase II
Synthesizer and the 1966 Maestro
|Purple is our theme color - at least when it comes to Marshalls. Check out the original purple stack on our page for Marshalls, not to mention the Fenders, Voxes and more on our Amps page.
from Pisgah, Chuck Lee and Enoch, plus a pristine prewar TB-18, a pair of top-tension conversions, an original RB-2 and more on the CVG BANJO
| Cool relic'd basses from Bluesman
Vintage, along with a 1960 stack-knob Jazz Bass 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 guitar 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've got 'em.
Please call or email.
Carter Vintage T-shirts and ball caps. $20
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