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

Carter Vintage
10:30-6:30 Mon-Sat
1:00-5:00 Sun
615 915-1851

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paxton Wednesday, Feb. 4, folk music legend Tom Paxton (left) premiers songs from his new CD onstage at Carter Vintage, along with songwriters John Vezner and Don Henry, plus virtuoso Celtic guitarist/mandolinist Robin Bulloch (right).  bullock

Friday Feb. 6, extraordinary mandolin music from the all-star staff of Nashville Mandolin Camp. 7 pm
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youtube  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 instrument.

 janis Janis Ian stopped in for one last visit with instruments from 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 as well as the Pearl Foundation, and our offering of instruments is as eclectic as her career, with acoustic and electric guitars, plus a bass.

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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.
                          cooder acousticsA Loar L-5, formerly owned by Zac Brown, plus a rare maple banner-head J-45, new on the CVG ACOUSTIC PAGE. Meanwhile on our MARTIN PAGE, a D-45 Deluxe and an HD-28 CTB have just arrived.

smartA special mandolin from revered guitar maker John Zeidler, new prices on the Feb. 18, 1924 Loar and the Smart/Stern mandolin and mandola, plus 2 from Craig Wilson,  and Martin's fanciest mandolin ever, all new on the CVG MANDOLIN PAGE.

nocasterThe Ember Red Firebird III has flown, leaving behind a super-clean '66 Strat, a Gibson Johnny A, and Gilchrist solidbody electrics, all on the CVG ELECTRIC PAGE.

bassmanCheck out the bizarre Ludwig Phase II synth, new on the  CVG AMPS AND EFFECTS PAGE. plus pedal gear from Analog Alien, Moorer, Lotus, Pedaltrain and Calton.
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.

ralph Frank Neat's tribute to Dr. Ralph, new Hubers, even a GTR, all new on CVG BANJO PAGE, plus two Gibson Style 6 conversions.

dblneck Steelin' big time... with a rare Franklin S12, a Sho-Bud Lloyd Green (sold), a Gibson Console Grand, and a Harlin Bros.... all new on our page for STEELS, RESOS and UKES.
rocketNot a Dali-effect from Photoshop but a cool Rocket Science 5-string, plus a Kay S-9, and a Sandberg lefty, all new on the CVG BASS PAGE.
                        logo A Waddy Wachtel Collectors Choice '60 reissue, killer-top R9s, flamey R8s, an L-5CES, and a Les Paul Special '56 in TV Yellow, from Gibson's Custom Shop. Can't tell you anymore unless you call or email.

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 Carter Vintage T-shirts and ball caps. $20 

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