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gilchrist Stephen Gilchrist's 2015 mandolin-family instruments and guitars are long gone, and the renowned Australian mandolin maker is starting up a new batch, scheduled for delivery in the fall of 2016. A few slots are still available. For model information, check the new Gilchrist website. For pricing and other details, please call 615 915-1851 or email.

The First 'Burst (as we know it)
After several experiments with cherry finishes on Les Pauls, Gibson shipped two "LP Spec. Finish" guitars on May 28, 1958. One was 8 3096 (now owned by Slash). This is the other one, 8 3087 - the first yellow-to-red sunburst. Details coming.
heidenyoutube New on the CVG channel, Jack Pearson and Tyler Andal have a battle of the Heiden mandolins. Also check out out guitar videos from Daniel Donato, J.D. Simo, Jonathan Brown and Guthrie Trapp, mandolin videos from Chris Thile, and banjo videos from from Tyler Andal and Charlie Cushman, 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 offered by 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.

setIced Earth's Something Wicked inspired the custom graphics on this Explorer, part of the Jon Schaffer Collection - Start your own collection with cool electrics from the CVG ELECTRIC PAGE., like a BC Rich Ironbird or a metallic blue-green Epiphone Emperor or a Guild Johnny Smith Award.

We have a full-line repair department. And we do appraisals.

This Flatiron bouzouki has sold, but we have many more instruments from the Steve Earle collection, all with a signed letter from Steve.
smartFive Loars and a 1926 Fern are joined on the CVG MANDOLIN PAGE by a rare Gilchrist octave mandolin, a Newson F5, and a Forster Irish bouzouki.

acousticsA prewar D-45 and a museum-quality 1917 0-42 have just arrived on our MARTIN PAGE. And check out the first Loar L-5, the petite-bouche Django-style Monteleone, the pre-Norlin J-200s, and a Kurt Gisclair, all  on the CVG ACOUSTIC PAGE...

fuzzPedals by Jetter, J. Rockett, Mythos. Wampler, and more, all on the  CVG EFFECTS PAGE. And don't miss the Ludwig Phase II Synthesizer and the 1966 Maestro Fuzztone.

purpPurple is our theme color - at least when it comes to Marshalls. Check out the original purple stack on our page for Marshalls, not to mention the Fenders, Voxes and more on our Amps page.
ralph Openbacks from Pisgah, Chuck Lee and Enoch, plus a pristine prewar TB-18, a pair of top-tension conversions, an original RB-2 and more on the CVG BANJO PAGE.
bluesmanCool relic'd basses from Bluesman Vintage, along with a 1960 stack-knob Jazz Bass and a simulated-marble finish on a Roscoe Fretless, new on the CVG BASS PAGE.

miscA Michael Lowe lute (sold), a bass viola da gamba (find another in a guitar store), a couple of dulcimers, a giant guitar 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.
 custom logo We've got 'em. Please call or email. memphis
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 Carter Vintage T-shirts and ball caps. $20 

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