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Oct. 7, Helen Highwater, 7:30
Oct. 18, Jonathan Brown - live CD recording, 7:30
, $10
Nov. 6, Matt Flinner Trio, 7:30, $15

Just in... the JETTER TRAINDRIVE - a Trainwreck amp in a pedal. $249

And... new batch of OX4 pickups, with a few low-wind sets, plus standards and  Hot Duanes

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youtube   J.D. Simo demos his Supa Fuzz pedal, made by the late Brian Farmer, on the Carter Vintage YouTube Channel, where you'll find videos from more than 40 great musicians, including Chris Thile, Guthrie Trapp, and - still our favorite duo - Mr. and Mrs. Dawg. You can also check our video listings by artist and instrument.

awardThe summer NAMM show in Nashville was good to Carter Vintage, bringing a lot of friends into the store -- see Scott Tichenor's NAMM adventures on mandolincafe.com. The images of Mother Maybelle Carter and the Sunburst Les Paul on our outside wall (painted by the fine artists at Vermillion Murals), helped us win a Top 100 Dealers Award for Best Exterior Presentation.
Our Style 6 Sparkle 5-string conversion ventured out from the shop to appear with the great Ry Cooder, who played it with legendary country artist Loretta Lynn on the American Awards show (9/17). We have a full-line repair department. And we do appraisals. email Christie or email Walter. Click here for a list of instruments that are not yet on our feature pages.
ry cooder 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.

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.

acousticsA pair of gorgeous new Altman guitars, Sid Campbell's customized 1935 D-28 and NGC (Marty Lanham) dreadnoughts... check them out on the CVG ACOUSTIC PAGE.

granada The RB-3 and the TB-7 conversion are gone, but check out a rare banjo by John Monteleone, an OME Primrose and an original RB-7 on the CVG BANJO PAGE, along with a B&D Serenader Silver Bell tenor and two Style 6 conversions.
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.

jetterNew price on our '72 Marshall 50w Lead head (Model 1987), a Blues de Ville 212, and a zebra-covered Q-Tube 70, all new on the  CVG AMPS AND EFFECTS PAGE... Plus Jetter pedals and OX4 pickups.
dblneck We are resonatin'... with 3 Red Lines, a pair of Scheerhorns (maple and koa), a Beard E and a 1930s National Style 3 tri-cone... all on our page for HAWAIIANS and UKES.
                          logo The ' 59 Les Paul Southern Rock Tribute is SOLD, but we still have an L-5CES a 2014 R8 and a Les Paul Special '56 in TV Yellow, from Gibson's Custom Shop. Please call or email.
                            playingStephen Gilchrist has almost completed his batch for October delivery. If you'd like to order a Gilchrist in the next batch, please call or email for info and pricing details.
gil picks Gilchrist picks - the next best thing to a Gilchrist mandolin.

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 Carter Vintage T-shirts and ball caps. $20 

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