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               ****  Just In  Tuesday, March 28th, 2023 ****

    *GIBSON Super 400CESN, c1979, Blonde 18" cutaway Archtop,
       Gibson's top-of-the-line, carved Spruce top with
       curly Maple back & sides, 2 Gibson stamped Pat # 
       humbuckers, exc-, ohsc..................$7900

    *GIBSON Les Paul '57 Historic Goldtop, 1996, 2 "PAF" humbuckers,
     mint condition- can't find a mark, brown case...$3500

    *FENDER  Telecaster,  Custom Shop '63 Relic, 2011, Fiesta Red, light
       checking and not the 'bad' checking often found in Fenders,
       dark Rosewood slab board, 7.34 lbs, green guard, exc, white case..$2850  

                ****  Just In  Sunday, March 26th, 2023 ****

 *HENDERSON Dreadnought, 2014 #617 made by famous luthier Wayne
       Henderson, one owner, described by those
       who know Hendersons as one of the best sounding D-18s Wayne has 
       made, Adirondack Spruce top, Mahogany back and sides, very loud,
       balanced,  and still has a great bottom end, has some minor nicks, 
       but otherwise is in stellar shape, 3.58 light lbs! Brazilian board
       and bridge, exc, ohsc.......$15,900

 *MARTIN HD-28V, 2002, all the vintage features- squared off
      peghead, butterbean tuners, snowflake inlays, scalloped bracing, 
      slotted thru saddle, herringbone trim, beveled tortoise
      pickguard, exc, ohsc...

    *SIGMA 000-28EC, '80s, Made in Japan for Martinsolid Spruce
     top, solid Rosewood back and sides, probably made by Tokai,
     exc, ohsc....$1500

 *GIBSON Customized LG-1, ca 1950, new  aged sunburst top, X-braced,
      a great feeling and sounding guitar with some original parts
      and the original neck, exc, hsc.....$1950 
 *FENDER Rustler 6-String Banjo, recent, import, exc, hsc..$395

 *"Masterpiece" 5-string Banjo, import, carved heel, gold
       plated, Mastertone style inlays, pickup, exc, hsc...$300

 *SUPRO Hawaiian Steel, c 1936, earliest version, bi-level body
       wider than any other, 1 volume knob, exc, ssc....$650

    *GIBSON Les Paul Studio, 2011, sunburst, 2 P-90 pickups

                ****  Just In  Wednesday, March 22nd, 2023 ****

 *FENDER Stratocaster, 1957, 2-tone sunburst, Alder body,
       Maple neck with good refret, all else all original,
       lots of playing wear, 7.16 lbs, tweed case, vgc...ON HOLD

 *DUMBLE Overdrive Special Combo, 1982, Red suede, 60 or 100 watts,
       Electro-Voice 12" speaker, exc.....

 *GIBSON Les Paul Junior, c 1956, refinished TV Yellow, single
       cutaway, original P-90, gigbag.....$5750

 *RICKENBACKER Deluxe Lap Steel, Silver and Gold, exc, ohsc..$1400

              ****  Just In  Sunday, March 19th, 2023 ****

 *FENDER Stratocaster, 1977, Black, Maple neck, all original,
       with Tremolo, ohsc, exc.....$2950

    *FENDER Stratocaster, 1979, Black, Maple neck, new brass
      bridge, Dimarzio  single coil lead pickup, the other 2 
      pickups are original tho the covers are painted red,
      with Tremolo, ohsc, gc...$1750

    *EPIPHONE Les Paul Studio, recent, Black, glued in neck, vgc+...$275

    *MARTIN D-15M, 2022, Dreadnought with all Mahogany body, 
       14 fret neck, exc, ohsc....$950

 gb l             ****  Just In  Monday, March 13th, 2023 ****

 *MUSIC MAN HD130 Head, 4 6L6 power tubes, vgc+..$495

 *FENDER Stratocaster, 1982, Sienna Sunburst, Dan Smith era, 
     3 knobs, Ash body,  Rosewood board, exc, ohsc... 

 *FENDER Telecaster 1953 Heavy Relic, 2011 Custom Shop,
      Premium Ash butterscotch Ash body, lacquer finish,
      Brass saddles, '50s soft 'V' shaped neck, Vintage '50s Tele
      pickups, 6.7 lbs, cert, tweed case....$3450 

 *GIBSON SG Special, ca 1972, walnut, short Gibson Bigsby, 
       now has Dimarzio double white humbuckers, otherwise all original
       with good frets, hsc.......hold

 *GIBSON Les Paul Classic, c 2009, Black, Zebra Duncan humbuckers,
        exc-, ohsc...$1695

 *GIBSON Flying V, 1997, Black, 1 humbucker, chrome hardware,
        vgc+, ohsc..$1695 

 *ROBERTS Tiny Moore 5-string electric solid body Mandolin, orangburst,
      ca 1979, a copy that Tiny commissioned after his original
      Bigsby 5-string by Jay Roberts in southern California, parts
      on this instrument bear a striking resemblance to the castings of  
      Bigsby & the saddles of Moserite, it hass 17 frets like the original
      and 2 very jazzy single coil pickups, a cooler looking solid body
      mandolin would be almost impossible to find, exc, ohsc...$3500

 *CLAXTON EM Flat Top, 2002, small jumbo 15 1/2"
     across the lower bout, 4 1/4" deep, 1 3/4" at the nut, 25.4"
     scale, German Spruce top, Brazilian Rosewood back & sides, 
     Ebony board without inlay, Ebony bound body and Ebony heel cap,
     top center seam re-glued otherwise excellent condition,
     Calton case.....$12,500, reduced...$8900 

                ****  Just In  Sunday, March 5th, 2023 ****
 *GIBSON R8 Les Paul, '58 Reissue, ca 2014, lemon burst, 9.04 lbs,
        very beautiful curly Maple top, exc, ohsc....$4500

 *PRS Silver Sky, 2020, Gold, Maple neck, Strat body
       w/ traditional Strat setup, exc-, ossc...$1795

 *FENDER SRV Strat, 2000, Sunburst, Rosewood board
        Gold hardware, original left handed bridge, SRV embossed in
       pick guard, exc, tweed case........$1850

 *GIBSON BB King Lucille, 1997, Black, Gold hardware, fine-
      tuner tailpiece, Varitone dial, like an ES-355 but no  holes,
        exc, ohsc..$3500

 *LAPLANTE D-28S, New, Here is yet another faithful recreation of a 
        mid-1960s Martin D-28S(W) by upstate New York luthier David LaPlante.
       Many parts were sourced from the late Martin Historian Mike Longworth 
       including an old '60s original genuine mahogany neck blank, ebony 
       fret board and bridge (2 5/16" pin spacing with the close set-back 
       found on these guitars from 1967-1969) as well as a gorgeous old 
       Brazilian rosewood back set, the top is a superb example of Italian 
       Alpine spruce sourced from Martin at the 2017 A.S.I.A. luthier's 
       convention with the narrow 60's style 28 rosette faithfully recreated.
       Full 1 7/8" nut width and 25.4" scale completes the correct 60s specs,
       Lacquer finish by long time Martin finisher Dale Bartholomew who started
       at Martin in 1966 and worked there over 50 years. Likely the last of these
        to be built, as the stock of original parts is now gone, with the 
       latest iteration of an Eastman white fiberglass hardshell case...$7500

    *MARTIN D-18 Authentic 1939, 2023, NEW, 1 11/16" at the nut, ohsc...$5699 


  gblv               ****  Just In  Friday, March 3rd, 2023 ****

 *FENDER Dimension Bass, recent, Natural Ash body, 1 pickup,
       4 knobs, exc, gigbag........$995

    *FENDER Jazz Bass, recent, Mexico, Black, Maple neck,
        vgc+, gigbag......$595

   *FENDER Acoustic Bass, recent, cutaway, pickup, vgc, gigbag..$250

 *GIBSON B-45-12, 1967, Sunburst, square shoulder Drednought
      12 string, Pin Bridge, all original in extra fine condition,
       sounds and plays great, hsc....

 *NASH S-63 Strat, 2023, NEW, Shell Pink lightly aged, C shape
        neck with Rosewood board, Lollar pickups, ohsc..$2315

 *POLYTONE Taurus Elite, '80s, 3 channels, spring reverb & Leslie
       effect, has casters, vgc+.....$500

              ****  Just In  Tuesday, February 28th, 2023 ****
  *PRS Custom 22 Artist, 2001, Sunburst flamed top, Wide Fat neck,
        Artist Pkg, 2 Dragon II Humbuckers, Rosewood peghead overlay
       w/ logo in pearl, 5 position Rotary knob, exc, ohsc, cert..$3500

 *BOURGEOIS Custom Slope D, sunburst Adirondack Spruce top, Madagascar
        Rosewood back & sides, Ebony board with fancy inlays, near mint

 *GIBSON Les Paul R0, 2016, '60 reissue, Aged by Tom Murphy,
        rich dark sunburst, certificate, exc, ohsc....$8900

 *FENDER '64 Custom Deluxe Reverb Re-issue, recent, Hand-Wired,
       Black Panel, $2999 when new, this one is mint w/ Box.....$2000

 *SUPRO Delta King 12, recent, 15 Watt Tube Guitar Combo Amp,
       Tweed and Black 1822R with Boost and Drive, near mint..$550

 *GIBSON Nick Lucas, 1929, Spruce top, Mahogany back and sides,
     old refinish on top, vgc, ohsc...$7500

 *AMPEG BB-4 Baby Bass, 1970, White, made of Uvex Plastic,
        with extra BB-5 neck!, all original 4-string upright, 
       comes with original 5-string white neck and 
       5-string bridge, along with upper bout 'Rib Extender'
       to enhance ergonomic holding, original gigbag, w/
       owner's Manual exc.................................$4500

 *TONE KING Comet 40, c 2005, western swirl Black tolex, 
     40 watts with 4-6V6 Power tubes, 2x12" Tone King Speakers, 2 channels,
     with Reverb,  footswitch, exc.........................$1395

 *VICTORIA Regal-Amp Combo, ca 2015, Creme, 5 watts, 1-15"
       speaker, 6v6 Power tube, exc....$1150

 *MARTIN D-45, 1941, 1 of the original 91 pre-war D-45s with
       Adirondack Spruce top, Brazilian Rosewood back & sides,
       Ebony board with hexagonal Abalone pearl inlays, Abalone
       purfling on all borders including neck joint, the guitar 
       has been expertly restored by John Arnold including a 
       masterful conversion from sloppily enlarged tuner
       shaft holes in the peghead back to the original 
       open back Waverly tuners, it has new maple bridge plate  
        made from aged sugar maple salvaged from an antique piano 
        by John who states that the guitar probably had a '50s-'60s
        refinish at the Martin factory- it has a checked and aged  
        nitrocellulose finish, there are several small tight 
        repaired top cracks and 2 splinted top cracks, there is
        1 side crack at the bass waist about 2 1/2" long
        with lacquer touchup, there are no back cracks, bracing appears
        unmodified except for the aforementioned bridge plate,
        all repairs made with hot hide glue including to a neck heel 
        crack, it has a perfect repro ebony slotted thru bridge and  
        has the original un-slotted bridge pins, a neck set was also
        done by Mr. Arnold and the frets were leveled, re-crowned 
        and polished, a new ivory nut was fabricated as well as 
        a new saddle, all resulting in a structurally sound instrument
        that is an extremely wonderful sounding and playing guitar,
        with Calton case....$295,000


 *Greig Hutton's Guide to MARTIN Guitars 1833-1969, 
      426 pages of insider info,  New...$70
  BACK IN STOCK!    *Palm Trees, Senoritas... and Rocket Ships" - the illustrated History of National, Dobro, 
           Supro, Valco and OMI Guitars
                   A 423 page tour-de-force that explores the
            fascinating design world of the musical instruments produced by the Dopyera
           Brothers from 1923 to 1993.  Famous for their 'National' guitars, they went
           on to pioneer electric pickups, fiberglass construction, amplifiers etc, and
           influenced the sound of Country Music, Bluegrass, Blues and Hawaiian music
           through most of the 20th Century.
                Entirely and lavishly illustrated with over 1100 musical instruments and
            amplifiers and more than 100 artists who used them - this is THE
            DEFINITIVE COLLECTION of all the various developments, designs, colours
            and engraving patterns of everything produced by the Dopyera Brothers
            in their various companies throughout the 20th century - National, Dobro, 
            Supro, Valco, Mosrite, Regal and OMI.  It has them ALL!  It also features lap steels, amplifiers 
             and various National and Valco manufactured items for other Trade houses. 
             The book is concluded with an updated list of the serial numbers of known
             and re-discovered instruments - now in excess of 4200.  A MUST HAVE for 
            anyone interested in these guitars.  Leaves other books on the subject 
            in the dust....$140
                          Link for email weekly updates: SEE BELOW 
Drop in your email for weekly updates: 
  In the 1/24/13  Bergen Record, nice article-  http://snipurl.com/26aujli
                              *STORE PANORAMIC VIEW- OF SORTS

     To see Lark Street Music's Wall click here

                Duke Levine w/ the Roy Sludge Trio in the store the day between 
         the Bowery and the Bell House gigs in NY last week - click here for a clip.  
         Also check out 

                                 ********* PICTURES from the EXHIBIT *************
    These are fairly large prints and are here in the store for purchase, all signed by Jonathan Singer-
       check his site www.botanicamagnifica for his story. 
  Prices were from $500-$1000. On sale, 30-40% off

     SG and Marshall

    Defying logic- 3 Explorers, courtesy J. Menza
   Two '59 Les Pauls, courtesy J. Menza

   Two Airlines

  Three Strats, courtesy Lark Street Music

   Old Golds-ES-295 & '54 Les Paul, courtesy Lark Street Music

  The '60 Cherry Les Paul, courtesy J. Menza

  Moserite Double & Selmer Zodiac,  courtesy Lark Street Music

 Bacon & Days anyday, courtesy Lark Street Music

   Firebirds, courtesy Lark Street Music

  2 Centuries of Progress!
        more to come....

    featuring Buck Malen, Johnny Rabb, Kevin Maul, unknown banjo phenom & Frances


                              Before  After ..... 
                We often get asked  "where do these guitars come from" ??? or "who buys these things" ??
                So here's an interesting picture of the quite rare White ES-345 (that we had for sale for about a year)
                with both it's original ( c. 1964), and current (April'06)  owners.

  Some have complained about bad pictures.  If this is happening to you or your PC, let me know.  We have Macs 
  and the pictures are large and clear, so we'd like to know figure out why this problem is happening
An answer from my brother Rick-
By default, Internet Explorer will shrink pictures to fit onto one screen.
That's probably what people are complaining about. Usually, if they hold the
cursor over the picture for a few seconds, a button will appear and they can
click it to restore the pic to full size. I hate the feature, so I just turn
it off and always see the photos full-size:

From the IE menu bar, click Tools | Internet Options
Click the Advanced tab
Scroll down to the Multimedia section
Remove the check from "Enable Automatic Image Resizing"
Click OK to save settings

       For you who don't know, we do all manner of guitar repair and restoration.  We do most of it here but 
      also give some work to Dom Ramos -repairing and building since working in Dan Armstrong's shop in 
      the '60s.  We've also been a Martin Warrantee Center since 1985 before Martin closed down all 5 NJ Centers 
      because of a tax dispute between NJ and Martin

           DON'T SCROLL DOWN -    Feelings below

  Political sentiments
Turn back before it's too late!

A friend wrote this. I take no credit, but it's  food for thought.
"I'm not asking anyone to take my side, or the side of Israel, but I am asking you to think critically about the news you get from CNN and the BBC and AlJazeera or whatever station you watch
If we were colonizers, we would be actively planning wars, and TAKING land, not giving it away for PEACE. ( SINAI, Lebanon, Gaza strip...all relinquished, after being won, fairly, in a war, which we did not start. And yet still given away, in the promise of PEACE, which we have not gotten in return)
If we were committing genocide, then the population of Gaza and the West Bank would not have GROWN since 1967, but rather gotten smaller..no? Arabs in Gaza and the West Bank 1967: less than 1 million. Arabs in those areas today: 5 million) 
That is not GENOCIDE! You cannot have 500% population growth in a genocide. 
The definition of genocide is: 
" The deliberate killing of a large number of people from a particular nation or ethnic group with the aim of destroying that nation or group"
Does it look like we've destroyed anyone or are aiming to? 
Point of fact, we do not engage unless engaged with. And even then, our engagements are military, warnings in advance to clear the area and no civilian engagement whenever possible. 
Which brings me to the next part: 
War Crimes. Do you see in Israel rocket launchers on residential streets, missiles hidden under hospitals and schools (yes, even UNWRA schools got in on the deal)? Do you see 5 year old martyrs with hand grenades, and children trained with automatic weapons, and calls to behead all arabs, wherever we can find them? No, you do not. 
That is what our army faces against daily. And our CIVILIAN population is faced with daily, hourly....the WAR CRIMES of HAMAS and the Palestinian Authority. 
If we wanted to flatten all of Gaza and turn it into a parking lot, we have the weapon power to do it in 3 minutes. Why in the world do you think we haven't? After 10,000's of rockets and missiles have been fired indiscriminately at our cities and schools and homes, after Israelis have been killed and maimed and attacked....the reason is because we value HUMAN LIFE. Because we are trying to save the lives of the people of Gaza and the West Bank. We introduced water and power infrastructure to their villages. Before Israel, they had none. 
Next, the claims that Gaza is an open air prison, or a death camp etc. Ask yourself, how poor Gaza, that the BBC and NYT likes to claim is cut off from the world, and has no access to supplies...can import or import the materials to make thousands of rockets and missiles and rocket launchers --but can't import food, or medicine? Ask yourself where all of the cement and supplies to build schools and hospitals went...when instead there are hundreds of miles of cement and steel reinforced underground terror tunnels built every year. 
Finally, ask yourself how the leaders and government of poor Gaza have enough money to have a Billionaires Gaza Yacht Club with multi-million dollar yachts, and facilities, luxurious 5 star hotels, shopping malls filled with Gucci and Chanel and Polo shirts -- while their people literally starve and beg for help. 
And that is the main point. Israel does not govern GAZA. Israel is not in GAZA. Israel does not control GAZA. Gaza controls GAZA. So whatever the War Crime is for shelling your own population (430 rockets fired from Gaza at Israel have actually fallen within Gaza hurting and killing their own people), for putting rockets and missiles under their homes, for stealing their food and international aid -- you should know who to blame. The same Gazan leadership the Free Palestine movement funds and supports.
And now, think again critically about this situation. Do you honestly think that "Free-ing Palestine", and turning Israel over to these same folks that currently run GAZA or Ramallah so well is the solution to anything? Will provide more food or medicine or opportunity or freedom to ANYONE? Free Palestine hangs gay men from the tops of buildings and drags their bodies through the streets. Free Palestine supports honor killings of young women who have been raped or abused or shamed. Free Palestine calls for the elimination of all Jews. Free Palestine is in reality, nothing more than a thuggish, brutal, facist military regime, dressed up like a woke, liberal western project with nice slogans and catchy protest tunes. 
Like with most things, just follow the money and see what Free Palestine is really all about before lending your voice or your funds or support. 
Again, you don't have to wave an Israeli flag from your flagpole, but if you care about justice, real justice, and peace, freedom and security, think critically about the information you receive and then ask yourself what rings true."
ed by StandWithUs


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