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


Carter Vintage
10:30-6:30 Mon-Sat
1-5 pm Sundays
615 915-1851

Acoustics Electrics Basses Mandolins Banjos Steels, Resos, Ukes Amps & Effects ...More Lessons GuitarArt
balch  hurt April 24
Masters of the Clawhammer banjo

John Balch, Adam Hurt,
Chris Coole, Tyler Andal
7 pm
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June 28, John Reischman, Scott Nygaard and Sharon Gilchrist
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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 stratSomething for every budget - a near-mint '56 Strat, a refinished '60 Strat or our new Bluesman relics - plus a  new price on our '61 Les Paul Custom (Black Beauty), and a blond  dot-neck ES-330, all  on the CVG ELECTRIC PAGE.

bluesmanCheck 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.

acousticsA half-dozen Collings guitars, 3 from Jimmy Edmonds and 2 from Ken Hooper, plus a pair of flat-tops from Mark Lacey,  newly arrived on the CVG ACOUSTIC PAGE. Meanwhile on our MARTIN PAGE, check out the  shade-top prewar D-18, Brazilian D-45VS, Babyface and Clapton Madagascar.

smartOur Smart 10-string fan-fret has been joined by a 1923 Loar F-5 (aka "Tiger"), along with a Randy Wood 2-point, and 3 Gibson H-1 mandolas, all on the CVG MANDOLIN PAGE. Plus a new Gibson F-5G.

dblneckA 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. bassmanA Trainwreck named "Kitty" plus the bizarre Ludwig Phase II synth, and new pedal gear on the CVG AMPS AND EFFECTS PAGE.
ralph A converted Style 5 with 40-hole archtop ring, a Nechville Diamond Joe, Frank Neat's tribute to Dr. Ralph, a pair of Gibson Style 6 conversions, plus new Hubers, all on the CVG BANJO PAGE.

miscA 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 more stuff.
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.
                        logo Killer-top R9s, flamey R8s, an L-5CES, and a Les Paul Custom nickel-plated, from Gibson's Custom Shop. Can't tell you any more unless you call or email.
gilchrist STEVE GILCHRIST left a batch of mandolins with Carter Vintage in Nov. 2015, but they're all gone except for one guitar. The next batch is filling up fast. For a spot, please call 615 915 1851 or email.
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 Carter Vintage T-shirts and ball caps. $20 

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