"The Carters are selling some killer instruments" -- Timm Kummer, Facebook, 4/6/13

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Dec 2, Helen Highwater
, top-shelf bluegrass with Mike Compton, Shad Cobb, Missy Raines and David Grier. 7:30, $15 ($12 students

BLACK FRIDAY PEDAL SPECIALs - 20 percent off JHS pedals, 15 off Earthquakers, 10 off Moog

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youtube   Five new videos by J.D. Simo, plus a demo of the new Jetter Traindrive by Daniel Donato, along with videos from more than 40 great musicians, including Chris Thile, Guthrie Trapp, and - still our favorite duo - Mr. and Mrs. Dawg. Also check our  listings by artist and instrument.

 janis Carter Vintage is pleased to offer a collection of instruments owned by Janis Ian. 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 and an amp. (photo by Lloyd Baggs)
Steve Gilchrist took a minute for a family portrait with his latest batch of instruments. Only one guitar is still unsold. Call or email for pricing and a place in the spring 2015 batch. 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. email Christie or email Walter. Click here for a list of instruments not yet photographed.
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                          cooder dblneck Steelin' big time... with a rare Franklin S12, a Sho-Bud Lloyd Green, a Gibson Console Grand, and a Harlin Bros.... all new on our page for STEELS, RESOS and UKES.


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 artwork,  on the new CVG GuitarArt page.


acousticsNew price on our 1940 D-28, and more prewar D's  on the CVG MARTIN PAGE  And check out the new Gilchrist 16" archtop and the custom-ordered '50s L-5C with extra wide neck, new on the CVG ACOUSTIC PAGE.

ralph Frank Neat's tribute to Dr. Ralph, new Hubers, an RB-75 Blackjack, even a GTR, all new on CVG BANJO PAGE, plus a reduced B&D Serenader tenor and two Gibson Style 6 conversions.
nocasterColors, man... a White Falcon, a Goldtop '55 Les Paul, a black Pensa-Suhr with Skynyrd pedigree, a blond ES-225 and a sunburst reverse-body Firebird V...  see them all on the CVG ELECTRIC PAGE.



rocketNot a Dali-effect from Photoshop but a cool Rocket Science 5-string, plus a Kay S-9, a King upright (sold) and a Sandberg lefty, all new on the CVG BASS PAGE.

smartNew Duffs, a new Ellis, plus a Unicorn 76, an R.T. Webber, a Voight A, a Gibson electric solidbody, a Gilchrist Artist and two excellent prewar F-5s on the CVG MANDOLIN PAGE.
bassmanThe tweed Bassman is sold, but check out the Marshall Super Lead 100s and JCM800, new on the  CVG AMPS AND EFFECTS PAGE.
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                          logo A killer-top '59 gloss finish, an L-5CES, a 2014 R8 and a Les Paul Special '56 in TV Yellow, from Gibson's Custom Shop. Please call or email.

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 Carter Vintage T-shirts and ball caps. $20 

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