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Thursday, 10/8, 3:00-6:30 pm. Journalist Willie Moseley is renowned for his contributions to Vintage Guitar magazine and his biographies of guitar pioneer Bill Carson and astronaut Stuart Roosa. Join Willie at Carter Vintage for an autograph party to celebrate his new book Peavey Guitars: The Authorized American History.

Friday, 10/23, 7 pm.. The artists from Nashville Flatpick Camp perform at Carter Vintage: Wyatt Rice, Allen Shadd, Kenny and Amanda Smith, Adam Schlenker and Rob Pearcy. Suggested donation $10.

This Flatiron bouzouki has sold, but we have many more instruments from the Steve Earle collection, all with a signed letter from Steve.
icedearthyoutube Jon Schaffer serves up a sample of what Iced Earth fans have been enjoying since 1985, using an Ice Sparkle Les Paul from the selection of Jon Schaffer guitars at Carter Vintage. Also check out out guitar videos from J.D. Simo, Jonathan Brown and Guthrie Trapp, mandolin videos from Tyler Andal, David Benedict, and Chris Thile, and banjo videos from Charlie Cushman, plus our favorite duo - Mr. and Mrs. Dawg. Also check video listings by artist and instrument.

 janis Janis Ian stopped in for one last visit with instruments from the Janis Ian collection offered by Carter Vintage. The two-time Grammy winner is lightening her arsenal to help fund future artistic projects, and our offering of instruments is as eclectic as her career, with acoustic and electric guitars, plus a bass.

We offer lessons. We have a full-line repair department. And we do appraisals.

It's gettin' loud in here... Visit our Amps page for more on the Dumble OD Special and super-rare OD Deluxe owned by Keith Urban. And on our new Marshalls page, check out the whitefront, the offset, the Mini-Bluesbreaker, the Series 1 Bluesbreaker and more.amps setIced Earth's Something Wicked inspired the custom graphics on this Explorer, part of the Jon Schaffer Collection. Start your own collection with cool electrics from the CVG ELECTRIC PAGE., like a BC Rich Ironbird or a metallic blue-green Epiphone Emperor or a Guild Johnny Smith Award.

smartA 1926 F-5 fern has just arrived on CVG MANDOLIN PAGE. It's joined by a new Giacomel, a new Ellis F, and the first mandolin to bear the Nugget logo.

acousticsOne of only two petite-bouche Django style guitars made by John Monteleone, pre-Norlin J-200s,  and a Kurt Gisclair, all new on the CVG ACOUSTIC PAGE... plus a super clean 1948 D-18 and new prices on our '35 and '38 D-18s .... check 'em out on our MARTIN PAGE.

fuzzJust in...  an original Klon Centaur, and pedals by Jetter, J. Rockett, Mythos Wampler, and more, all on the  CVG EFFECTS PAGE. And don't miss the Ludwig Phase II Synthesizer and the 1966 Maestro Fuzztone.

dblneckCheck out the Paul McGill resonator guitar (left), the Sho-Bud Lloyd Green and the ZB Custom D-11 pedal steel.... all on our page for STEELS, RESOS and UKES. ralph The Margaret Boote custom RB-4/Florentine has sold, but check out our pristine prewar TB-18 on the CVG BANJO PAGE along with some outstanding openbacks from Pisgah, Chuck Lee and Enoch.
bluesmanCheck out the great relic'd basses from Bluesman Vintage, along with a Fender Bass VI in Candy Apple Red and a simulated-marble finish on a Roscoe Fretless, new on  the CVG BASS PAGE.

miscA Michael Lowe lute (sold), a bass viola da gamba (find another in a guitar store), a couple of dulcimers, a giant guitar book, and a stray violin, all on the CVG page for more stuff.
willisSigned and numbered prints of Allen Messer's iconic SRV photo, plus Messer's photos of Johnny Cash;  James A. Willis's guitars; and Lamar Sorrento's portraits. All on the CVG GuitarArt page.
 custom logo We've got 'em. Please call or email. memphis
gilchrist STEVE GILCHRIST left a batch of mandolins with Carter Vintage in Nov. 2014, but they're all gone now. The next batch just arrived, but they're all spoken for, too. For pricing info and a place on the list, please call 615 915-1851 or email.
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 Carter Vintage T-shirts and ball caps. $20 

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