Proud To Be Showing Our Age

Memorabilia



AM7863, c. 1960 unlabeled (maker unknown) folk art double cutaway flattop
forty one autographs collected from the early 1960s through the mid 1970s including Roy Acuff, Roy Acuff Jr., Jackie Phelps, Pete Kirby "Oswald", Sam and Kirk McGee, Doris Macon (son of Dave Macon), Jimmy Dickens, Tex Ritter, Benny Martin, Martha Carson, Rex Allen, Charlie Walker, Howard "Howdy" Forrester, Charlie Walker, Kenny Baker, Shot Jackson, Buddy Spicher and many more, a fascinating piece of country music memorabilia, padded gig bag ... $2,500.00
TG0407, mid 1930s Rickenbacker Electro tenor
VG+, formerly owned and used by Neko Case (handwritten letter included), very rare model, no case ... $5,000.00
BM2818, Tobias 6-string bass
NM, owned and used by Willie Weeks (letter from Weeks included), OHC ... $2,000.00
JA5827, 1964 Vega FR-5 Folk Ranger
VG++, formerly owned by Neko Case (letter from Case included), gig bag ... $1,000.00
JA6255, Vega 1928 Vegaphone Professional rim with c.1975 Style #9 neck by John Greven
EXC, formerly owned and extensively used by Mike Snider on numerous albums and cover photographs as well as countless Opry and other live performances (letter from Snider included), HC ... $5,500.00
BM3028, 1994 Warwick custom 4-string Brazilian rosewood Thumb Bass owned by Jack Bruce
EXF, owned and used by Jack Bruce (one of five Warwick basses used routinely), top signed by Bruce "To my friend Dopp (road manager) - Love, Jack Bruce", LED lights on side of fingerboard, according to Warwick this is one of two constructed of Brazilian rosewood, padded gig bag, comes with letters from Dopp and Warwick ... $55,000.00
MF8747, 1941 Gibson A-1
needs neck block and end block reglue, refret and new bridge top. Replacement bridge and pickguard, previously owned and used by Hubert Moore - AKA "Buster" of Bonnie Lou and Buster - performers in the Knoxville, TN area from the 1920s to the 1960s, OHC, AS IS ... $1,000.00
BM3040, 1986 Warwick Thumb Bass
EXC, bubinga and wenge construction, original EMG pickups, owned, used and signed by Jack Bruce "To Mike, Jack Bruce", comes with photographs, padded gig bag ... $40,000.00
AR4554, 1915 Gibson Style O
VG+, owned and used by John McEuen of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (includes hand written letter from McEuen), missing pickguard, OHC ... $5,750.00
EF8969, c. 1988 Fender Stratocaster XII
EXC, black finish, owned and used by Billy Corgan (comes with signed letter from Corgan explaining the history and use of this instrument, specifically with regard to the Machina sessions and particularly on the song "In My Body"), comes in original road case used by Corgan during ownership of this guitar ... $5,000.00
AM8063, 1978 Yamaha Custom L-53
VG+++, spruce top, Brazilian rosewood back and sides, abalone pearl top and back edge trim, abalone pearl trimmed ebony back strip and sound hole rosette, abalone pearl peghead, bridge and fingerboard inlays, gold plated hardware, built in the Yamaha Guitar Custom Shop in Hamamatsu Japan and designed by Terumi Nakamoto for John Denver, interior leather label signed by Nakamoto, comes with notarized letter as proof of John's ownership and photographs of John with the guitar, can be seen in John Denver's "A Rocky Mountain Holiday" video, OHC ... $65,000.00
AM8064, 1984 Greven White Lady
VG+++, Sitka spruce top with flame maple neck, back, and sides, mother of pearl top and back edge trim, mother of pearl sound hole trim and "White Lady" peghead inlay, beautifully carved neck heel, gold plated hardware, ordered by and built for John Denver by John Greven and used extensively in the studio and in live performances by Denver, this guitar was accompanied by a 12-string version with the same appointments which was destroyed some years ago, guitar comes with signed letter from Greven detailing the story from order to delivery, OHC ... $70,000.00
AM7985, c. 2000 Bourgeois D-150 Custom
VG+++, attractive Brazilian rosewood back and sides, Fishman Eclipse VT electronics, owned and used by Ricky Skaggs from 2000 to 2005 as one of his personal road guitars (includes letter from Skaggs), HC ... $7,000.00
JA6627, 2002 Gibson The Earl
NM, from the estate of Earl Scruggs (comes with Certificate of Authenticity signed by Gary Scruggs and George Gruhn); rosewood neck and resonator, silver plated hardware with gold plated tone ring, Florentine style engraving, one piece flange, 24k gold plated truss rod cover with engraved signature, abalone fingerboard inlays with brass edges, solid mother of pearl tuner buttons, portrait of Earl on back of resonator; #1 of 5 produced, deluxe leather covered Gibson hard shell case with hygrometer and thermometer ... SOLD
AA10337, 1944 Martin D-18
VG+, neck reset and refret by Gruhn Guitars, owned and used extensively by Peter Fonda in the movie "Outlaw Blues", HC with stickers and address label made out to Peter Fonda ... $35,000.00
EU2971, 1966 ZB Custom D-11 pedal steel
EXC, owned and used extensively by Tom Brumley throughout his career. Tom was instrumental in the creation of the "Bakersfield Sound", his earliest work was between 1963 and 1969 playing steel guitar for Buck Owens and the Buckaroos. He continued to play steel guitar in recordings and performances with Rick Nelson, Chris Isaak, Merle Haggard, Glen Campbell, Waylon Jennings, Ray Price, Reba McEntire, Chris Hillman, Rod Stewart and Martina McBride. This custom built pedal steel was delivered to Tom in 1968 and used on many recordings throughout his career as well as on The Buck Owens Ranch, The Jackie Gleason Show and The Merv Griffin Show. Also used on the "Live in Japan" and "Live at Carnegie Hall" albums. Two eleven string necks, two knee levers and eight pedals, comes with original hard case. ... $17,500.00
EU2972, 1935 Rickenbacker B-7
owned and used by Tom Brumley throughout his career. Tom was instrumental in the creation of the "Bakersfield Sound", his earliest work was between 1963 and 1969 playing steel guitar for Buck Owens and the Buckaroos. He continued to play steel guitar in recordings and performances with Rick Nelson, Chris Isaak, Merle Haggard, Glen Campbell, Waylon Jennings, Ray Price, Reba McEntire, Chris Hillman, Rod Stewart and Martina McBride. This Rickenbacker was used in recording Dwight Yoakum's albums "Always Late With Your Kisses" and "It Only Hurts When I Cry" as well as the Sara Evans record "True Lies". Bakelite body with decorative chrome cover plates, horseshoe magnet pickup, OHC ... SOLD
PA2895, 1957 Fender Bassman
owned and used by Tom Brumley throughout his career. Tom was instrumental in the creation of the "Bakersfield Sound", his earliest work was between 1963 and 1969 playing steel guitar for Buck Owens and the Buckaroos. This amplifier was used in the recording of the famous Buck Owens hit song "Together Again" in 1964. He continued to play steel guitar in recordings and performances with Rick Nelson, Chris Isaak, Merle Haggard, Glen Campbell, Waylon Jennings, Ray Price, Reba McEntire, Chris Hillman, Rod Stewart and Martina McBride. Tom purchased the amplifier new in 1957, Leo Fender fitted it with a 15" JBL D130F speaker and installed black Tolex instead of tweed cloth - an instruction sticker remains inside from Leo to Tom ... $10,000.00
AA10400, 1998 Martin D-42
EXF, owned and used on stage and in the studio by legendary singer and songwriter Don McLean (comes with hand written letter from Don as well as a photograph of him with this guitar), under saddle pickup with end pin jack, interior back strip signed by Don, OHC ... $15,000.00
AA10401, 1991 Martin HD-28
EXF, owned and used on stage and in the studio by legendary singer and songwriter Don McLean (comes with hand written letter from Don as well as a photograph of him with this guitar), under saddle pickup with end pin jack, interior back strip signed by Don, HC ... $10,000.00
AB10307, 2006 Martin Custom 00-21 12-fret
EXF, Golden Era specifications, Adirondack spruce top with herringbone sound hole rosette, Indian rosewood back and sides, herringbone back stripe, tortoise shell grain binding on body, Waverly tuners, owned and used by legendary singer and songwriter Don McLean (comes with hand written letter from Don as well as a photograph of him with this guitar), 1950s Martin HC ... $10,000.00
RG5167, 1978 Sho-Bro (made by Gretsch) 7-string squareneck
EXF, Hawaiian style, playing card themed fingerboard, owned and used by Tommy White during numerous Grand Ole Opry and television performances as well as in the recording studio (comes with hand written letter from Tommy), OHC ... SOLD
AA10337, 1944 Martin D-18
VG+, neck reset and refret by Gruhn Guitars, owned and used extensively by Peter Fonda in the movie "Outlaw Blues", HC with stickers and address label made out to Peter Fonda ... $35,000.00
AG6569, 1960 Gibson Country Western
EXC, formerly owned and used by Hoot Hester (former member of Nashville Now band and Grand Ole Opry staff band), comes with letter of authentication from Lola Hester, OSC ... $6,000.00
AM8102, 1978 Daion '78 Heritage
playable but would benefit from further setup, formerly owned and used by Hoot Hester (former member of Nashville Now band and Grand Ole Opry staff band), comes with letter of authentication from Lola Hester, OHC ... $800.00
JA6685, late 1960s Dobro 5-string resonator banjo
VG, owned and used by Noam Pikelny (comes with letter from Noam and photograph of him with this instrument), Taylor gig bag ... $1,500.00
AM8104, 2007 Chris Bozung Custom Brazilian
EXF, Brazilian rosewood back and sides, formerly owned and used by Hoot Hester (former member of Nashville Now band and Grand Ole Opry staff band), comes with letter of authentication from Lola Hester, OHC ... $5,000.00
AM8107, 2009 Edmonds, Galax, VA, D Model
EXF, Sitka spruce top, Indian rosewood back and sides, herringbone top trim, formerly owned and used by Hoot Hester (former member of Nashville Now band and Grand Ole Opry staff band), comes with letter of authentication from Lola Hester, lightweight HC ... $3,250.00
AM8164, 2012 Welker Baritone
EXF, red spruce top, quilted mahogany back and sides, abalone sound hole rosette, flame maple binding, 28-1/2" scale, owned and used by Michael Spriggs extensively on numerous recordings with Trace Adkins, Rebecca Lynn Howard, Trick Pony and Heidi Newfield's writing projects (comes with photograph of Michael with this guitar and hand written letter), a fine custom ordered hand made instrument, Breedlove HC ... $3,000.00
AA10357, 1975 Martin D-18
EXC, except for re-glued back crack and peghead crack repair, formerly owned and used by Country Music Superstar Johnny Cash, was later gifted to Cash's long time Holy Land guide and friend Joe Jahshan, includes letter from John Carter Cash, HC ... $50,000.00
EF9116, 1958 Fender Stratocaster
VG+++, owned and used by Tony Joe White (comes with documentation), original bridge cover and tremolo arm in case pocket), tweed OHC ... $50,000.00
MF8913, 1924 Gibson F-5 Loar
VG+++, interior label signed and dated February 18, 1924, original Virzi, factory overspray, professionally refretted, formally owned by Walter Kaye Bauer - truss rod cover engraved with Bauer's name, OHC ... $125,000.00
EF9135, 1979 Fender Stratocaster Antigua
VG+++, Antigua finish (chipping), formally owned and used by Hector Maldonado of the group Train, black HC ... SOLD