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The following are listings of my instruments that have come in on trade. Each instrument is given a once over before llsting. Contact me if you have any questions about any of them. If you have one of mine you'd like to sell, here are some tips on selling.

I still have one stolen instrument that is still out there. If you see this instrument while shopping elsewhere for one of mine, let me know. Thanks


Used 12/11 Student Model with 1" string spacing. This instrument built in 1991 is #342. It has a cherry frame with matching bridges. Price includes your choice of playing hammers, a tuning wrench, a John McCutcheon video, Easy Chord Playing Method by Gillett and a sit-down stand. New this instrument would be $375. Great starter instrument. 75% of what you paid for it can be used as trade-in value on a better instrument later. Price would be $295 plus shipping (Porter) (Photos below)

Used 15/14 Student Model with 1" string spacing. It has a cherry frame with matching bridges. Price includes a set of playing hammers, a tuning wrench, a soft case, and a homemade oak adjustable stand. In excellent condition. (Photos would be much the same as the instrument above only it would be a 15/14 not a 12/11) Price would be $600 plus shipping. Contact George Gillespie, 248-307-0934, georgeruthmary@sbcglobal.net if you are interested
Used 16/15 Custom Model with 1" string spacing. This instrument was built in 2001 #1054. It has a Mahogany frame with matching pin panels. The soundboard is Redwood made black. The bridges and trim are Paduak. Price includes two sets of playing hammers, a tuning wrench, a grey soft case, and a Dusty Strings scissors stand. In excellent condition. (New this instrument would be $1245 without the stand) Price would be $975 plus shipping. (see photos below)

Used 2/19/18/8 Custom Performance model with 7/8" string spacing. This instrument built in 1994 #541 has a Redwood soundboard made black with a Curly Ash frame and matching pin panels. The trim is Cherry as are the bridges. Price includes a used soft case (grey), playing hammers, and a tuning wrench. There are a few small dents on the soundboard but otherwise in fine shape considering its age. The instrument has a whole new set of strings. New this instrument with all the accessories would be $1725. Price would be $1300 plus shipping (Photos below)

Used 3/16/18/9 Custom Performance model with 7/8" string spacing. This instrument built in 2013 #1625 has a Redwood soundboard a Cherry frame and Curly Maple pin panels. The trim is Lacewood with the bridges Cherry. Price includes my normal green carrying case, playing hammers, and a tuning wrench. The instrument is in excellent condition. New this instrument with the case would be $1750. Price would be $1475 plus shipping (Photos below) (Fox)

Used 10/14/13 Custom LC with 1" string spacing. This instrument built in 2010 #1535 has a Spruce soundboard with a Lacewood frame. Bridges are Cherry with Santos Rosewood pin panels and Sycamore trim. The instrument has the Standard Marking. Price includes a brand new case, playing hammers, and a tuning wrench and an internal microphone with a 1/4" phone plug along the back rail. In mint condition. New this instrument with the case would be $1260. See photos below. Price would be $1150 plus shipping