This website is about vintage acoustic guitars. Classical - , western - ,flattop and archtop - but also hawai -, resonator and 12string guitars. In all shapes and sizes, like parlor- , concert– or jumbo size , slopeshoulder or squareshoulder dreadnoughts with wide or narrow , thick or thin necks, shortscale and longscale. These guitars were all built in the last century between 1910 and 1998. Most of them in the USA , some in Spain , the UK , Mexico , Japan or even Sweden.
I must admit , the “mint” collectors instrument is not my thing. What is the use of a 100% original , more or less untouched and therefore highly overpriced instrument, that did not have a chance to develop its tone ? It is absolutely dead and numb because it had to spend its life in a case underneath the bed and was not played, sometimes not even touched for 30 or more years.
A guitar that was played, looks different, for sure. It has its share of playwear, bruises, nicks and dongs , weather or finish-checking. It may be oversprayed partly or even refinished completely. Maybe once the head broke or the neck, some braces broke in or any other serious thing happened , while using it. Maybe it is repaired , sometimes by an expert and sometimes by the owner himself, with his own skills, because he loves his instrument and wants to play ! It does not matter. In most cases it makes no difference to the sound. Played and worn guitars mostly have a mature , opened up and developed sound. You hardly need to touch them to make them resonate. The tone-wood has found its individual and unique voice and way to express. Sometimes these guitars need to be played a while to wake them up . But once they do, you don’t want to put them away. That’s why I am always curious about new vintage guitars.
Those of you who are trying to find mint, unplayed or “investors grade” instruments might not be interested in what I have to offer. All other folks like players, enthusiasts or just “connoisseurs” feel free to have a look at my treasures. I am open for offers, questions and of course other point of views and any helpful information. For prices and inquiries you are welcome to use the CONTACT button. Thank you – Mike