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Kay - Cutaway Archtop 17” laminated top, tobacco sunburst, 25 7/8” scale. Very nice condition later period Kay guitar (may have been a Silvertone, an earlier owner re-shaped the headstock and added a phony Martin decal... but we don’t think this guitar has even been to Pennsylvania, it has all the hallmarks of the Kay Chicago plant. Rosewood adjustable bridge, bound rosewood fingerboard, replacement Ping “Imperial” tuners, replacement chrome tailpiece. Missing the pickguard. No Case 200301 $375

Vega - 5 string resonator banjo. This is more likely than not an oriental import; looks, plays and sounds great. 11” plastic head, integral aluminum rim, flange and 20 hole archtop tone ring. Bound rosewood fingerboard (hexagonal inlays), Grover maple-ebony-galalith bridge (due for replacement, a little warped), geared main tuners with friction 5th peg, 26 1/8” scale, down pressure tailpiece and mahogany resonator. 200302 $475

Perfect for the hobbyist or beginner! 20" Bass with Ludwig pedal,12" side tom,16" floor tom, 14" snare (with stand) 14" Paiste high hat set with North stand,20" ride cymbal and floor stand, double cowbell and drummer's throne. Collected and played by an experienced drummer. Everything but the sticks! $250 (Can't be shipped)

AUTOHARP 15 bar Style B. Blond maple with the steel string anchor plate. This is the modern version of the popular folk instrument. Chord Bars: F7,A7,Eb,D7,C7,Gm,Bb,Dm,F,Am,C,E7,G,D,G7 No Case 200043 $105

NEW RWK SET - “Wood-bound Maple” This is the latest RWK. Adder pickups, gold Schaller tuners, 24 fret bound ebony fingerboard on through body maple neck. Bob is now binding his guitars in wood rather than plastic. Same great RWK sound and feel, slightly thinner neck. SN02001 $800 with gig bag 200042 For more about RWK Guitars: www.rwkguitars.com

KAMMERER Check out the many types of unique Kammerer guitars

Luthier's Collection : David Schneider


Schneider Electric Mandolin

Introducing the Wizzard! Dave introduces a tribute to another guitar maker. This mandolin has a mahogany body (finished in black lacquer), rosewood fingerboard inlaid with a very interesting pattern of stars and dots, rosewood bridge and a three-piece mahogany neck with a mahogany veneer. The EMG dual-coil pickup feeds to tone and volume controls. The strings mount through the body for maximum sustain the pass over the adjustable rosewood bridge. Dave has been building and repairing instruments for more than thirty years. He began, as so many people did, building dulcimers--both teardrop and hour glass some with exotic peg head designs. Dave's built several acoustic guitars and many early instruments (think renaissance faire). Recently Dave has been building innovative solid body electric mandolins.

Schneider New Style! Yet another innovative design from Dave Schneider. This is a walnut semi-solid body mandolin. Schneider three-piece neck design with a soft Florentine body (Like Mr. Loar’s F-style) that has a hollow tone chamber (and single f-hole). In place of his usual stop tailpiece, Dave has used a traditional style tailpiece on this mandolin. The semi-solid body adds a bit more “woody” tone. The EMG humbucker pickup connects to the tone and volume controls and has a single coil split switch. Compensated adjustable bridge and Dave’s usual subtle inlays to the rosewood fingerboard. Looks great and sounds the same! Get in touch with us now and Dave can customize one of the mandolins on his workbench just for you! The Wizzard, with gig bag, is $650.
The New Style with gigbag is $700.



FENDER SQUIER Precision Bass This is a mint example of the import (Korea) Fender line. Arctic white body with white pickguard, skunk stripe maple neck with maple board, four barrel adjustable bridge, single split pickup. SN E982003 Gig Bag $210 200028

LUTHIER'S COLLECTION - RWK GUITARS

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8/13/03