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Guitars & Mandolins

Are you looking for that dream guitar or mandolin?  Look no further!  Following are some of the great companies that we deal with that make fantastic products.   


Eastman Guitars

Jimmy Buffet and the Coral Reefer Band
play Eastman Handcrafted Guitars



Peter Mayer and Mac McAnally of the Coral Reefer Band
are playing Eastman Archtop Guitars.


Mac plays an AR810E


Peter plays an AR910CE


Eastman (a long time builder of fine quality violins, violas, cellos, and basses) has entered the guitar market with affordable "top of the line"  fully carved arch top guitars and flat top guitars that are getting fantastic reviews by some serious players.  Retail pricing from $1350.00 to $3695.00

AR805 16" f-hole arch top  - $1995.00 (pictured below)

This 17" arch top (below) AR810CE with floating pick-up with fiberglass case.  The perfect jazzbox!  $2495.00





The John Pisano Signature archtop guitar (above) features a 16" body constructed from highly flamed maple and select spruce. Body depth is a very comfortable 2 3/4". The 3-piece maple neck is carved to John’s demanding specifications. The unique headstock, pickguard, volume, tone controls, and adjustable tension tailpiece are constructed of ebony, highlighted with highly figured exotic woods. The wood binding, gold plated Schaller tuners with ebony buttons, and adjustable ebony bridge complete the distinctive package.

AR880 - 16" F-Hole Pisano arch-top - Price: $3,495

Eastman acoustic flat top guitars

 

Body Styles: Orchestra, Jumbo, or Dreadnaught, Lower Bouts: 15" or 16", Body Thickness: 4 1/4", Top Wood: Solid Spruce, Bracing: Hand Carved, Scalloped X, Rosette: Inlaid Wood, Back / Sides Wood: Rosewood, Body Binding: 5 Ply Wood, Headstock Veneer: Rosewood, Neck Woods: Rosewood, Inlay: Pearl Dot, Construction: Dovetail Neckjoint, Fingerboard: Ebony, Nut Width: 1 3/4", Scale Length: 25", Frets: 20 Nickel - Silver, Pickups: Optional, Controls: 1 Volume 1 Tone, Output Jacks: End Pin Mounted (optional), Tuners: Gold Plated Gotoh, Stings: 0.12 - 0.52 Bronze,
Available finishes: Natural top with classic back and sides, Natural top with sunburst back and sides, Case: Hardshell Included

 

AC710 - 15" Orchestra model - Price: $1,350
AC710C - 15" Orchestra model with cutaway - Price: $1,350
AC715 - 16" Jumbo - Price: $1,450
AC715C - 16" Jumbo with cutaway - Price: $1,450
AC720 - 16" Dreadnaught - Price: $1,450
AC720C - 16" Dreadnaught with cutaway - Price: $1,450
AC715-12 - 16" Jumbo 12 string - Price: $1,650
B-Band electronics package available - $200 up-charge
 

 

 

 

 

Eastman Mandolins

Click here to see Eastman's factory tour and to learn more about these finely hand crafted instruments.  Call for our current inventory status of these great mandolins starting at $495.00.  Model styles include both A (teardrop with no scroll) and F (with scroll) both available with oval or "f" style sound holes 

Below is a beautiful example of Eastman's MD615 F-5 Style mandolin.  This one sounds great and has more flame than you can imagine and for $1550.00!

 

 

 

Mandolin Lessons

Are you looking for mandolin lessons?  Here's a few quick lesson videos from me, "Mando" Mark and a list of my favorite YouTube videos which I highly recommend viewing!  The mandolin chord form information is great fundamental information for building all mandolin chords.  Private lessons are also available by appointment for students of all levels. 

YouTube Mandolin Lessons
Mandolin Chord Forms
Using Mandolin Chord Forms

Frank's Violin's YouTube Favorites


Petros Guitars

If your looking for the steel string acoustic guitar of your dreams look no further.  Dreadnought, Finger Style or Grand Concert body styles are available.  Special order only.  Call for pricing details. 

The finest guitars in history are being made today. We are in the midst of a renaissance of instrument making-a synergy of craftsmanship and technology, unparalleled in musical history. It is a wonderful era in which to live for musician and maker alike. Bruce Petros has devoted more than half his life to the pursuit of excellence in guitar making and he believes his guitars represent some of the finest examples of the luthiers' craft available. Bruce builds each guitar with both the player and the audience in mind, combining new technologies with time-honored craft secrets. His mission is really quite simple: to build guitars which sound wonderful and are a joy to play.


Kentucky Mandolins

We currently have a number of solid top Kentucky Mandolins in stock beginning at $195.00.  Our current favorite is the KM630 solid top F5 style.  Great sound for the money!  Cases include hardshell, featherlite, the new "Loar Era" style hardshell case and even mandolin bags. 


GITANE- SELMER STYLE JAZZ GUITAR
Birdseye Maple

A faithful recreation of a rare original vintage selmer guitar as played by and a favorite of John Jorgenson. "I took it with me to Samois...and it held its own in many a jam session, with a lead tone audible over as many as 8 rhythm guitars all playing at once!"  This one is ready to swing!



Michael Kelly Mandolins

Michael Kelly has taken the mandolin market by storm with solid carved F5 style mandolins for under $1000.00. 

Legacy Firefly Custom Mandolin Features:
• Solid Spruce Top
• Solid Maple Back
• Carved and Arched Top & Back
• Solid Maple Sides
• Limited Edition Firefly Vine Inlay
• Fully Bound Traditional F Headstock
• Scalloped Fingerboard Extension
• Maple Neck
• Double Adjustable Truss Rod
• Unique Inlay Extending Onto Headstock
• Limited Edition only 180 will be produced in each color
• Adjustable Bridge
• High Quality Grover Tuners
• Dovetail Neck Joint
• Fully Bound Back
• Gold Hardware
• Graphtech Tusq Nut
• 2 Year Warranty on materials and craftsmanship


We also deal with many other guitar and mandolin suppliers and we are happy to find an instrument that suits your needs and your price range.  Call us for details today!

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