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Oct. 21, Becky Buller CD release party, with Kenny and Amanda Smith, Mike Bub, Ned Luberecki and Stephen Mougin, 7:00 
Oct. 24, Flatpick Guitar Legends

Nov. 6, Matt Flinner Trio, 7:30, $15
Nov. 19, Paul Kramer and Swing Street featuring Rory Hoffman, 7:00, $10
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youtube   Five new videos by J.D. Simo, plus a demo of the new Jetter Traindrive by Daniel Donato, along with 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 Style 6 Sparkle 5-string conversion ventured out from the shop to appear with the great Ry Cooder, who played it with legendary country artist Loretta Lynn on the American Awards show (9/17). 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.
ry cooder acousticsA custom 000-42 and a 1938 000-42 and more on the new CVG MARTIN PAGE, plus NGC (Marty Lanham) dreadnoughts and new Altmans on the CVG ACOUSTIC PAGE.

smartNew Duffs, a new Ellis, plus a Unicorn 76, an R.T. Webber, a Voight A, a Gibson electric solidbody, a Gilchrist Artist and two excellent prewar F-5s on the CVG MANDOLIN PAGE.

nocasterColors, man... a White Falcon, a Goldtop '55 Les Paul, a black Pensa-Suhr with Skynyrd pedigree, a blond ES-225 and a sunburst reverse-body Firebird V...  see them all on the CVG ELECTRIC PAGE.

granada A rare banjo by John Monteleone, an OME Primrose and an original RB-7 on the CVG BANJO PAGE, along with a B&D Serenader Silver Bell tenor and two Style 6 conversions.
rocketNot 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 The Jetter Traindrive - a Trainwreck in a pedal - plus a '72 Marshall 50w Lead head (Model 1987), a Blues de Ville 212, and a zebra-covered Q-Tube 70, all on the  CVG AMPS AND EFFECTS PAGE...
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 on our page for HAWAIIANS and UKES.
                          logo A killer-top '59 gloss finish, an L-5CES, a 2014 R8 and a Les Paul Special '56 in TV Yellow, from Gibson's Custom Shop. Please call or email.
                            playingStephen Gilchrist has almost completed his batch for November 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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