Masters of the Clawhammer banjo
John Balch, Adam Hurt,
Chris Coole, Tyler Andal
June 28, John Reischman,
Scott Nygaard and Sharon Gilchrist
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.
Our YouTube channel features new 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
||Janis Ian stopped in for one last visit
the Janis Ian collection that
are now available from 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
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.
|| More than a dozen
mandolins have just arrived on the CVG MANDOLIN
PAGE, including, a new Ellis F, a new
A, 2 Kimble F's, a Kimble mandola,
and the first mandolin to bear the Nugget
logo, plus an assortment of Gibsons.
autographed photo of Roy Clark comes with the
guitar that Ed Nix used to write Roy's hit "Thank
God and Greyhound..." Check it out on our MARTIN
PAGE along with an 0-17, 0-18,
0-18K and a rare 7-28. And just
arrived on the CVG ACOUSTIC
PAGE... a pair of exquisite Baruke
guitars, and a powerful Dudenbostal
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.
XII - in Stereo, no less - leads the
parade of super cool guitars newly arrived on the
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.
Paul McGill resonator guitar, a Sho-Bud
Lloyd Green and a ZB Custom D-11
pedal steel.... all new on our page for STEELS, RESOS and UKES.
Trainwreck named "Kitty" plus the bizarre Ludwig
II synth, and new pedal gear on the CVG AMPS AND EFFECTS
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.
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
| Signed 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
| The Collectors
Choice "Blackburst," plus killer-top
R9s, flamey R8s, an L-5CES, and a Les
Custom nickel-plated, from Gibson's Custom
Shop. Can't tell you or show you any
more unless you call or email.
|| 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.
Carter Vintage T-shirts and ball caps. $20
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