Mandolin Brothers, Ltd.

New and Vintage Guitar Dealer.

Staten Island, New York mecca for guitar players from all over the world. Site features interesting listings and color photos of fine new and vintage guitars, banjos, mandolins, ukuleles. The showroom is a "must see" when visiting NY/NJ metro region.

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1914 GIBSON L1 TRAPEZE TAILPIECE

I AM LOOKING FOR 1914 GIBSON L1 TRAPEZE TAILPIECE WITH CELLULOID PLATE TO HOLD STRINGS. WOULD YOU GUYS HAVE ONE OR MAYBE KNOW WHERE I COULD GET ONE? THANKS

PAT FEAGAN
patfeagan@alltel.net

Avalon A100

looking for any info on this guitar. What is the nut and saddle made of. What abaout the Avalon warranty? Says made in Avalon where is that?

searching info on sigma brass banjo

I have a banjo that I can't find any info on. Anyone with ideas on how to find a value on a sigma 5 string banjo prepared and inspected by c.f. martin and co. model #2B800 serial# 00035. It is made of brass and has pearl inlaid on the neck. I would love to find anything out about it. I have tried martin company and received no reply.

old guitars in closet

found a steel guitar in family home vaguely remember it as a child over 30 years ago.The name on it is guyatone.
the electric guitar is a kimberly do they have any value?

Truetone, F Hole, Accoustic, P-3, L2114

Did comedian George Gobel once own a guitar like this? If so, how much would it be worth, with or without his ownership?

1964 Harmony

I have a Sept. 8, 1964 Harmony guitar with a floating pickup (jazz style). The body of the guitar is shaped like a short Fender jazzmaster. Do you know what model of harmony it is? Do you know where I can buy parts for it?

1934 herringbone D-28 reissue

Mr Jay, I bought this instrument from you about 1984. Do you recall what type of wood the top was specified ?Thankyou

Gibson bass guitar

Hi,I have an electric Gibson bass guitar SG shape serial no:901617.I think it was made in 69 or 70.It is in pritty good condition.Can you please give me some idea what it is worth as I would like to sell it to buy a new guitar.Thanks,Tony.

guitar found in attic

hello, i bought a house and found a guitar in the attic, need to know if someone can use it. just would like to get a fair price for it. looks like brand new previous home owner said it was from the late 50's early 60's.....need help on this from the people who know......thanks joe

f50

Used to own a f50 guild jumbo sunburst back in 1972. would like to find another. can you help me?

1958 LesPaul custom

Can you help?
I need a retail price on a vintage 1958 "Black Beauty" Les Paul Custom. It has the 3 PAF Humbucker pickups and has the OHSC.It's all original and I have owned it since 1969.It was in player condition when I acquired it and is in the same condition now. I only played it in the house and not much in the last 25 years.I verified the year from the ink stamp on the back on the head stock.It is only missing the plastic toggle switch knob. I would like to know the current fair market value for both insurance purposes and I am thinking of selling it.
Thanks in advance
Rick

Re: 1958 LesPaul custom

Hey Rick,

I research guitars, buy guitars, sell guitars and I am a major enthusiast. You may well jump out of your chair, but your guitar colud be worth between $17,000 and 30,000. If you can send me a picture of the front and back of it, I will apraise it for you.

Cheers,
Danny J. Sveinson

Guitar

Would love to get some help, I always wanted a Martin Guitar so when I got the chance I bought this 1986, D-28, C.f. Martin III Commemerative Guitar. There where only 140 produced and all the craftmen signed their names on the inside of the top.

That was near 20 years ago, I am now aproaching 70 and because of health seldom play it. It cost $2250 new, and I am wondering about what it's worth is today. It is in perfect condition in a martin hard case. As I have been unable to locate any transaction where this modle guitar has changed hands I am lost as to it's worth.

Thanks for any help

Pancake style Dragon ( Chinese) mandolin

I saw one today. Absolutely beautiful. Abalone inlay body
and lots of neck decoration.

Do you have this or can you direct me to source?

Eastman or GIB 175C

Looking for Eastman Archtop or Gibson 175, L-7, L-10 any at kinda reasonable price> I'm a player not a dealer and would rather give my money to another player than a corporate entity.

Ken Cirelli Colecom@inch.com

R U Still lookin?

R U Still lookin?

any luck, Kenny?

any luck, Kenny?

fender concert tone banjo

where can i get a fender concert tone banjo

Re: fender concert tone banjo

: where can i get a fender concert tone banjo

I have a Salstrom Concert Tone Banjo with gold plating in the origional plush case. It has the tuner and finger picks. It was my grandfathers and he was the only one who ever played it. He hardly played this one. Let me know if you are still interested in purchasing one. Salstrom apparently was the original maker of the Fender banjo.

Re: fender concert tone banjo

: : where can i get a fender concert tone banjo

: I have a Salstrom Concert Tone Banjo with gold plating in the origional plush case. It has the tuner and finger picks. It was my grandfathers and he was the only one who ever played it. He hardly played this one. Let me know if you are still interested in purchasing one. Salstrom apparently was the original maker of the Fender banjo.

Would you mind e-mailing some photos of the Salstrom?
william@senisimd.com

Re: fender concert tone banjo

: : where can i get a fender concert tone banjo

: I have a Salstrom Concert Tone Banjo with gold plating in the origional plush case. It has the tuner and finger picks. It was my grandfathers and he was the only one who ever played it. He hardly played this one. Let me know if you are still interested in purchasing one. Salstrom apparently was the original maker of the Fender banjo.

Are you selling your Salstrom? Can you describe more details please? How much are you asking?

Your Salstrom banjo

I know this is a long shot since this thread is so old - but if you still happen to have your Salstrom banjo for sale, I'm VERY interested in it!

Re: fender concert tone banjo

: where can i get a fender concert tone banjo

Re: fender concert tone banjo

ive got a buddy that has one for sell in ohio perfect cond. still has the owners manual.

Re: fender concert tone banjo

i,m looking for a fender concert tone banjo.afgan veteran can't do much else

Re: fender concert tone banjo

I plan on putting one on Ebay this weekend

fe

where can i get a fender concert tone banjo

Lark Jr 6 string acoustic

I want to find the value of a guitar that used to belong to my grandfather. It is a Lark Jr six string acoustic. It is a full body, violin style, V neck design. To see a picture of the four string version go to http://www.vintageinstruments.com/museum/2larksfulpage.html
My grandfather bought it used in the 50's. I've been told that the Lark company lost out to Gibson. No one is certain whether Lark is made in America or Japan. It is not for sale. I need to know for insurance purposes. If anyone can help me out I'd be forever grateful.

lark 6 string arch top

i am currently restoring a Lark Junior 6 string archtop guitar. i know alot of people will call me crazy but there is alot to this story. i have an uncle who was a maintenance man at the local high school. he found this guitar in a case next to the dumpster at the school and its in pretty rough shape. the fret board has come completely off of the neck and a previous owner tried to refinish the face of the guitar and didnt put a clear coat on it. i have ordered a new tail piece, bone nut, tortise colored pick guard, and tuning keys for it. the original tail was rusted pretty bad and 4 of the 6 tuning keys were bent, and the pick guard was shattered. i wish i could find a replacement fret board that matched the original but so far, no luck. my father has had this guitar in his basement for a few years and i just started on it on December 21st. so far i have ordered parts, ,removed the neck from the body, sanded the finish off of the neck and i have begun hand sanding the body. i plan on staining it by hand and having a local cabinet maker spray it with the final coat of clear varnish. i just hope it doesnt sound like a bag of crap when its all done. the guitar is the exact style of the 4 string in the link that was posted above, except its a 6 string

Lark 6 string archtop

I'd like to hear more about your Lark project. I have a similar one in the works and maybe we can help each other out.

Lark Jr.

I own an original Lark Jr. that belonged to my grandfather. I don't know if he was the original owner or not, but he had it in the 50's. Like the rest of you, I'm looking for more information on it. Mine is exactly like the pictures of instruments I've seen listed on eBay in the last year.

Mine appears to be original down to the knobs, pick guard, pickup, etc. I've never played it, but am looking at cleaning it up to play.

I'd particularly like to find out if there is a serial number listing or other ways to date it, and more about the company in general.

If anybody has info, they can reach me via junkmail (at) stanward.net

Thanks.

Re: Lark Jr 6 string acoustic

I'd say $1000 value.

: I want to find the value of a guitar that used to belong to my grandfather. It is a Lark Jr six string acoustic. It is a full body, violin style, V neck design. To see a picture of the four string version go to http://www.vintageinstruments.com/museum/2larksfulpage.html
: My grandfather bought it used in the 50's. I've been told that the Lark company lost out to Gibson. No one is certain whether Lark is made in America or Japan. It is not for sale. I need to know for insurance purposes. If anyone can help me out I'd be forever grateful.

Re: Lark Jr 6 string acoustic

: I want to find the value of a guitar that used to belong to my grandfather. It is a Lark Jr six string acoustic. It is a full body, violin style, V neck design. To see a picture of the four string version go to http://www.vintageinstruments.com/museum/2larksfulpage.html
: My grandfather bought it used in the 50's. I've been told that the Lark company lost out to Gibson. No one is certain whether Lark is made in America or Japan. It is not for sale. I need to know for insurance purposes. If anyone can help me out I'd be forever grateful.

Well, I have a 1948 model Lark acoustic/electric. It is a well made guitar, and the only acoustic (modern or vintage) I have ever played that sounds 100% like an acoustic guitar when plugged in. It has one lipstick pickup and was definately made in the U.S. Some pretty serious internet sleuthing has returned almost nothing on the pre-1950's Larks other than they were made by Kay and possibly by Gibson in 1930's. They are extremely rare, but that doesn't make them worth a fortune. In fact, they may suffer from being so rare by not being known by many people. I sent pics to the link you provided, and the guy that owns the place said he had never seen one like mine.. You should keep it safe/cozy and well protected. Whether it is very valuable or not. The old vintage Larks have nothing to do with the newer imported ones or those even from the 1960's forward. They are rare! If yours sounds as good as mine play it!

Harmony mandolin

i am looking for any information on a Harmony mandolin i bought new in the 1970's. It is sort of a copy of and F-5, but it has a cutaway on the top and bottom. It really looks fancy and was top of the Harmony line. I have never seen another one like it. I know when I purchased it I had to buy a case for the F-5 Gibson because it would not fit into a regular case.

I would just like to know what the model number is and if it has any value. It plays good, and has an excellent sound. It is sunburst finished and has inlays in the neck instead of the normal dot. The headpiece is fashioned somewhat like a Gibson with the Harmony logo on top. It also has a nice pickguard with Harmony on it also.

Can anyone help me????

Thanks

Frank

Re: Harmony mandolin

: i am looking for any information on a Harmony mandolin i bought new in the 1970's. It is sort of a copy of and F-5, but it has a cutaway on the top and bottom. It really looks fancy and was top of the Harmony line. I have never seen another one like it. I know when I purchased it I had to buy a case for the F-5 Gibson because it would not fit into a regular case.

: I would just like to know what the model number is and if it has any value. It plays good, and has an excellent sound. It is sunburst finished and has inlays in the neck instead of the normal dot. The headpiece is fashioned somewhat like a Gibson with the Harmony logo on top. It also has a nice pickguard with Harmony on it also.

: Can anyone help me????

: Thanks

: Frank

Hi Frank
You took the words out of my mouth when I read your posting.
It appears that I have the same mandolin. Inside the body is printed S-72-A, Made in USA. There is also a number 29 in quite large print.
I purchased mine from The House of Sounds in Kingston Ontario in the mid 70's. The description of your instrument matches mine, right down to the case.
I have been searching for the last number of years for any information regarding this instrument
I have just moved back to Canada from Texas and now have enough time on my hands to continue researching this instrument.
Kingston has a number of very good music shops that specialize in older instruments. If I come up with anything I'll send you a note.
Since they are USA made, I'm sure they are worth a few bucks.
Vintage Guitar Magazine did an article on Harmony instruments that included mandolins. This one did not show up. I wonder if it was one of the last USA built instruments.

Regards

Tom

Re: Harmony mandolin

 Harmony mandolin

This popular thread has been given its own page : Re: Harmony mandolin

Gibson Hawaiian Guitar A235

I have acquired a Gibson Hawaiian Guitar with the identification of A235 on the back of the head. It has (mother of pearl? or some kind of shell) inlay on the headstock and the fret markers. It has two long cracks on the sound board that have been repaired. It has been USED (and possibly abused. <g> Any idea of the value?

Thanks, Joyce www.alohayall.net

earl tele

Im interested in aquiring an early 50s tele ...let me know what you have

Sedona 12 string guitar-serial number ST 44-12

Ifound this 12 string in a Pawn Shop. I have not been able to find where the maker is located. Are you familiar with this instrument.

Re: Sedona 12 string guitar-serial number ST 44-12

I own one of those. It's 20 yrs old now, still in great shape, sounds beautiful. I don't know anything else about the manufacturer, indeed I just did a google search now to see if they were still in business and this forum posting is the first thing that turned up. Oh well.

: Ifound this 12 string in a Pawn Shop. I have not been able to find where the maker is located. Are you familiar with this instrument.

ES-335 serial info

Can you please tell me anything about this guitar, year, value?
Model ES-335 TDC Serial #913XXX. I would really appreciate it.
Thanks, Stacy

Re: ES-330 TDC serial info 947514

: Can you please tell me anything about this guitar, year, value?
: Model ES-330 TDC Serial 947514. I would really appreciate it.
: Thanks, Stacy
Best regards
Thorkild Yde Nielsen
Denmark

mandolins

Please send any info on Kentuckey Mandolins for sale. Price list and condition of instrument. thank you

Re: mandolins/mandocellos

Can you please date:
1. A4 mandolin #14242 and
2. K2 mandocello #63662

Older Kentuckys built by Saga

: Please send any info on Kentuckey Mandolins for sale. Price list and condition of instrument. thank you

Re: Older Kentuckys built by Saga

SERIAL NUMBER 90601 / KM-1500

gibson banjo mastertone 1948-50

gibson banjo mastertone 1948-50 in mint condition
e-mail me back asking $1900

Re: gibson banjo mastertone 1948-50

: gibson banjo mastertone 1948-50 in mint condition
: e-mail me back asking $1900

Help I have an older Gibson Banjo with the nos 183190 made in usa, stamped in topback of headstock and lable inside says made in Michigan? what year is this thing it weighs 600 lbs. Thanks Stan.

Re: gibson banjo mastertone 1948-50

: gibson banjo mastertone 1948-50 in mint condition
: e-mail me back asking $1900

Re: gibson banjo mastertone 1948-50

: : gibson banjo mastertone 1948-50 in mint condition
: : e-mail me back asking $1900

have you gto a picture may be interested.
thanks

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