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Google has chosen Carter Vintage to be prominently featured in their new Google My Business campaign. Go to the "Google and Your Business Blogspot" page and click on the video to check us out.

The fuzzy world of J.D. Simo...
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youtube J.D. Simo talks about - and then demos - his new signature Supa Fuzz pedal , new on the Carter Vintage YouTube Channel and available ONLY from Carter Vintage. New videos from J.D., along with more than 40 great musicians, including Chris Thile, Guthrie Trapp, and - still our favorite duo - Mr. and Mrs. Dawg. You can also check our video listings by artist and instrument.

awardThe summer NAMM show in Nashville was good to Carter Vintage, bringing a lot of friends into the store -- see Scott Tichenor's NAMM adventures on mandolincafe.com. The images of Mother Maybelle Carter and the Sunburst Les Paul on our outside wall (painted by the fine artists at Vermillion Murals), helped us win a Top 100 Dealers Award for Best Exterior Presentation.
Our Duesenberg has found a happy new home with our friend Natalie Noone, but we have hundreds more guitars inside. We have a full-line repair department. And we do appraisals. email Christie or email Walter. Click here for a list of instruments that are not yet on our feature pages.
natalie pavaWe loved Pava Knevezic's mandolins so much we bought all she brought to summer NAMM. Pavas are made in the shop of noted mandolin maker Tom Ellis. Check them out on the CVG MANDOLIN PAGE

nocasterA PRS McCarty made for Robben Ford, a Jaros, a Trussart, and a 3-pickup Triggs hollowbody... new on the CVG ELECTRIC PAGE. Coming... a mint '59 Les Paul TV Jr. and '53 goldtop, plus a '50s Guild M-75.

jetter18 new amps on the CVG AMPS AND EFFECTS PAGE... including brownface Fenders, new Tone Kings, Gibson GA-20, Marshall model 1930, a Top Hat, a Laboga, a Vox AC30 head, a Hiwatt, and more. Plus Jetter pedals and OX4 pickups.

rocket Not a Dali-effect from Photoshop but a cool Rocket Science 5-string, plus a Kay S-9, a King upright and a Sandberg lefty, all new on the CVG BASS PAGE.


henderson A koa D and a Sitka/Adirondack split-top D from NGC (Marty Lanham), an original Gibson 1934 Jumbo, a '68 Martin D12-35 12-string, the very first guitar made by  Paul Duff, a classical from Robert Ruck, plus Martin D-18s from '38, '42, '48 and '56 and a 1932 OM-18 (refinished), all new on the CVG ACOUSTIC PAGE, not to mention a 12-fret 000-45, and a Euphonon dreadnought.

granada A pair of Gibson Style 6s, one formerly owned by John Hickman and Alison Brown, a Huber Truetone V-75  and a Huber 5-string LEFTY (not a typo)... new the CVG BANJO PAGE. Also check out our 1925 Granada conversion and our original top-tension Style 7s, available in RB or TB.
dblneck We are resonatin'... with 3 Red Lines (including one made with Johnny Cash's Jamaican mahogany), a pair of Scheerhorns (maple and koa), a Beard E and a 1930s National Style 3 tri-cone... all newly arrived on our page for HAWAIIANS and UKES.
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                          logo The ' 59 Les Paul Southern Rock Tribute has arrived, along with an L-5CES a 2014 R8 and a Les Paul Special '56 in TV Yellow, from Gibson's Custom Shop. Please call or email.
piano When six strings are just not enough.... This gleaming white Yamaha C3 is a 6'1" grand, made in 1995. It was recently tuned by Nashville piano tech Ed Foote. $10,000
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                            playingStephen Gilchrist has almost completed his batch for October delivery. If you'd like to order a Gilchrist in the next batch, please call or email for info and pricing details.
gil picks Gilchrist picks - the next best thing to a Gilchrist mandolin.

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