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Carter Vintage

10:30-6:30 Mon-Sat
1-5 pm Sundays
615 915-1851

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This well-traveled Flatiron bouzouki is one of over 70 instruments from the Steve Earle collection, just arrived at Carter Vintage.
cushmanyoutube You'd smile, too, if you played a lick on our Margarete Boote custom banjo - especially if you could play like Charlie Cushman. Check it out on our YouTube channel along with videos from Guthrie Trapp, J.D. Simo, mandolin videos from Tyler Andal, David Benedict, and Chris Thile, 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 - former Vince Gill bandmember Jeff White has just joined our teaching staff. We have a full-line repair department. And we do appraisals. Click here for a list of instruments not yet photographed.

One man's trash... Mason Williams' plexiglass guitar and Bill Monroe's mandolin fingerboard were headed for the dumpster when they were rescued. Click on the photos for links to more pics and the rest of the story.
mason williams guitar monroe acousticsOne of only two petite-bouche Django style guitars made by John Monteleone, pre-Norlin J-200s, a prewar L-Century and L-00, 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.

dumbleJust in... Bare Knuckle pickups, the new Jetter BR1200 (based on the BedRock amp) and the  Jet Drive v.3. And don't miss the Dumble ODR on the CVG AMPS AND EFFECTS PAGE.

 smartA July 9 Loar F-5 heads the list of new arrivals on the CVG MANDOLIN PAGE. It's joined by a new Giacomel, a Derrington-signed F-5L a new Ellis F, and the first mandolin to bear the Nugget logo.

ralph A rhinestone ice cream cone means a Florentine but this original 5-string was custom-ordered in 1930 for a Style 4 flat-head. It's the newest arrival on the CVG BANJO PAGE, along with some outstanding Enoch open-backs and a Gibson RB-3 with J.D. Crowe's signature on the head.
dblneckA pair of Scheerhorns join the  Paul McGill resonator guitar (left), the Sho-Bud Lloyd Green and the ZB Custom D-11 pedal steel.... all new on our page for STEELS, RESOS and UKES. stratA Vox Phantom XII - in Stereo, no less - leads the parade of super cool guitars newly arrived on the CVG ELECTRIC PAGE. Check out the Postals, Epis, Kents, Duesenberg, Teisco and the Hagstrom. Plus a Fender Match Set in quilted maple, a Waylon Tele, a near-mint '56 Strat, and new Bluesman relics.
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 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.
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gilchrist STEVE GILCHRIST left a batch of mandolins with Carter Vintage in Nov. 2014, but they're all gone now. The next batch is filling up fast. For a spot, please call 615 915-1851 or email.
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