Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Here is a a sweet instrument for Martin players and collectors. According to Martin’s serial number sight it falls between 1967-68. Over all excellent condition with light scratches and a finish blemish on the top. Comes with the original hardshell case, a great value in itself. Need to mention there appears to be a slight line in the rim by the end pin. See the pictures. No movement in the rime and the finish is intact. You have to look hard to see it.
Valuation rated on the high side as $1000 and low at $750 with out the case. Of course the seller wants the high valuation but we are pricing to sell at $850.
Materials are Mahogany back, sides, and neck. Sprite top. Original Kluson tuners. No great ware to mention. Set up action is very easy. Tone is well projected and deep tone. There is a pickup installed with tailpiece endpin and tests good. This is a lovable instrument ready to play.
Thursday, July 20, 2017
What does the small type say?
KENTUCKY DELUXE ARTIST A-MODEL MANDOLIN
Item Number: KM-505
The best value for professional quality A-model mandolins. Features include solid spruce and solid flamed maples hand selected to provide and graduated to provide the appearance and tone professionals expect. Here are more details:
• Solid, hand-carved and graduated select spruce top
• Solid, hand-carved select highly flamed maple back and sides
• One piece maple neck with dovetail neck/body joint at 15th fret
• Nitro-cellulose finish
• Radiused ebony fingerboard, M.O.P. dot markers, modern neck extension
• Bound neck
• Bound rosewood peghead with pear; inlay Kentucky script and “Mountain Rose”
• Vintage-style ebony bridge with small adjustment wheels
• Traditional 2-screw truss rod cover plate
• Bone nut
• Highly polished nickel silver frets
• Gold-plated tailpiece with leather insert
• High-quality, gold-plated Gotoh tuners with engraved plate and removable buttons
• Shop adjusted
Falk Guitar price $456.00
Suggested Retail Price: $595.00
Who: Falk Guitars and Mandolins
What KM-505 with case
Where: Blue Springs,MO 64013
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
FG L5 Acoustic
Look for the best handmade guitars at Falk Guitars.
Locally made to be played in Kansas City, Missouri.
Traditional materials and a line of North American woods.
Great playability, great tone, great fit and finish and a great value.
Falk Guitars and Mandolins
POB 82 Blue Springs, MO 64013
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
American Black Walnut
from eastern Missouri
My new friend, lets call him Steve had fell a tree on his property and it was in his way. Offering the tree to me and I of course took him up on it. Thank goodness he was available to help with processing and moving the tree. It couldn’t have been done without him. His stature, strength and tools allowed us to get the sections on the transport trailer.
Forever indebted to Steve I expect some beautiful instruments from this batch.
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
It is no secret the Four State Guitar Show is coming up April 22nd at the Shrine Mosque in Springfield Missouri. Friends in Kansas City can have a pleasant day trip. It's is well worth it to find the bargain you need.