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Altman 2013 A-D2 Richard Bennett 1937 Prototype

Excellent condition - Just arrived and he has a new one. Richard's specs on this model are the same as the A-D2 with the exception of the fingerboard binding with no inlay, and a slightly thinner profile neck. Built to 1936-1938 specifications entirely by hand, Adirondack Spruce top, forward shifted scalloped Adirondack braces, no tongue brace, 1 ¾’’ bone nut width, Ebony traditional bridge and fingerboard, original style Herringbone top trim, solid bone bridge pins with red-eye inlay, beautiful orange-brownish colored Cocobolo back & sides, Honduran Mahogany neck, thru saddle, Tortoise grain pickguard, traditional style rosette, original style fingerboard inlay, Waverly “Relic” Butterbean tuners, “antiqued” top aging toner, 2 5/16’’ string spacing and varnish finish. Primo top with tight grain in the middle and wide grain at the bouts along with beautiful brick red straight grain Cocobolo back & sides. As you would expect the sound is full, open & dynamic with clear delivery, quick response and exceptional power. Richard is quick to tell you that the Altman guitars are the best he has ever owned or played. You can hear him play this one on our youtube channel. (Smoky Mtn Guitars). This is an opportunity to own an Altman that Richard Bennett broke in for you. Priced with deluxe hard case.
Product ID: s278

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Collings 1997 D3

Excellent condition - Sitka Spruce top, very nice Indian Rosewood back & sides with some dark streaking, 1 3/4'' nut width, bound Ebony fingerboard with no inlay, bound headstock, Abalone rosette, Brazilian Rosewood overlay, gold Waverly "Butterbean" tuners, Ebony traditional bridge, solid Ebony bridge pins with Pearl dots, triple bound body, peghead and Tortoise grain pickguard. A very clean example that has 17 years of seasoned tone with great balance and plays like silk. Overall, a wonderful older Collings with some very fine looking Indian Rosewood. Priced with deluxe hard case.
Product ID: 899

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Martin 2006 D-28 1937 "Golden Era" Limited Edition Brazilian

Near mint - This is one of the finest sounding modern day Martin guitars we have encountered. Deep, warm, fat and loose with great delivery and response. We compared it with a new D-28 Authentic which is around 40K, that we could tell very little difference. Both were full of life and that vintage tone that reminds us of that " Golden Era" mid 30's sound. Adirondack Spruce top that starts tight in the middle and flares to wide grain at the bouts , Adirondack forward shifted scalloped braces, Ebony fingerboard with diamond & squares inlay, fossil Ivory thru saddle, (1 3/4'') nut, bridge pins with black inserts, modified "V" Mahogany neck, grained Ivoroid body binding, Herringbone top trim, "C.F. Martin stamped on back of squared headstock, old growth medium color quartered Brazilian Rosewood back & sides with dark streaks in the center, Brazilian Rosewood headstock overlay, Waverly "Butterbean" tuners, Ebony traditional bridge, Delmar pickguard and top aging toner. This instrument looks almost un-played as there may be a couple of scratches on the pickguard and it still has the hang. Only 600 were made and you don't find many for sale especially in this condition as it is certainly a rare find. Comes with original hard case with green crushed velvet inside.
Product ID: 915

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