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

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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 , 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. email Christie or email Walter. 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 smartThree Heidens and an Altman have just arrived, joining a Smart 10-string fan-fret mandolin/mandola, a Randy Wood 2-point, and a pair of Gibson H-1 mandolas, all on the CVG MANDOLIN PAGE. Plus a new price on our Gilchrist.


roscoeA simulated marble Roscoe fretless, owned by Garry Tallent of the E Street Band, plus a Rich Mockingbird, a Postal Crossroad, a Teisco, and a couple of Gibson basses,  all new on the CVG BASS PAGE.



bassmanA Trainwreck named "Kitty" plus the bizarre Ludwig Phase II synth, and new pedal gear on the CVG AMPS AND EFFECTS PAGE.


evansFreddy Weller's Evans String Pull (an early B-bender), plus Keith Urban's '58 Les Paul goldotp, Gretsch Duo-Jet and Rick Combo 800, all new on the CVG ELECTRIC PAGE. Plus a new price on our ES-225N.


dblneckA Paul McGill resonator guitar, a Scheerhorn L, a Dobro lap,  a Melobar, a Bakelite Rick, and four Gibson lap steels, .... all new on our page for STEELS, RESOS and UKES. gilchrist STEVE GILCHRIST left a batch of mandolins with Carter Vintage in Nov. 2015, but they're all gone except for one guitar. For an instrument from the next batch, please call 615 915 1851 or email.
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.

acousticsCouple o' Altmans, a Henderson, and Zac Brown's Loar L-5, newly arrived on the CVG ACOUSTIC PAGE. Meanwhile on our MARTIN PAGE, a powerful 1934 D-18 has just arrived, along with a D-45 Deluxe.
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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                        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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