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This Flatiron bouzouki has sold, but we have many more instruments from the Steve Earle collection, all with a signed letter from Steve.
icedearthyoutube Jon Schaffer serves up a sample of what Iced Earth fans have been enjoying since 1985, using an Ice Sparkle Les Paul from the selection of Jon Schaffer guitars at Carter Vintage. Also check out out guitar videos from J.D. Simo, Jonathan Brown and Guthrie Trapp, mandolin videos from Tyler Andal, David Benedict, and Chris Thile, and banjo videos from Charlie Cushman, 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 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 have a full-line repair department. And we do appraisals.

Q: What has 39 pedals and 22 knees?
A: The collection of pedal steel guitars at Carter Vintage. Click on the image for a bigger view. Check our page for Steels, Resonators and Ukes for more pedal details, plus a nice selection of non-pedal steels and resonator guitars.amps
setIced Earth's Something Wicked inspired the custom graphics on this Explorer, part of the Jon Schaffer Collection. 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.

smartFive Loars and a 1926 Fern are joined on the CVG MANDOLIN PAGE by a new Giacomel, a new Ellis F, and the first mandolin to bear the Nugget logo.

acousticsOne of only two petite-bouche Django style guitars made by John Monteleone, pre-Norlin J-200s, and a Kurt Gisclair, all new on the CVG ACOUSTIC PAGE... plus a super clean 1948 D-18 and new prices on our '35 and '38 D-18s .... check 'em out on our MARTIN PAGE.

fuzzAn original Klon Centaur, and 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 Fuzztone.

purpPurple 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.
ralph Openbacks 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 PAGE.
bluesmanCool 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 guitar 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.
 custom logo We've got 'em. Please call or email. memphis
gilchrist STEVE GILCHRIST's 2015 creations posed in front of our new wall mural of Bill Monroe (based on Jim McGuire's iconic photo). This batch included a pair of guitars, an octave and seven mandolin. The 3 (A-style), one of the 5s  (F-style) and one of his Style 16 guitars are still available. For pricing info and a place in the next batch, please call 615 915-1851 or email.
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 Carter Vintage T-shirts and ball caps. $20 

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