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                  ****  UPDATED Thursday, June 1st, 2023 ****

 *FENDER Strat, 1975, sunburst Ash body w/ natural relic
        from being sweatily played in Jamaica for 10 years,
        Maple neck, 3 bolt, 7.69 lbs, original parts including
         grey bottom pickups, vgc, ohsc....$2500

 *FENDER Custom Shop Ltd '67 Smuggler's Telecaster, 2018, Aged Black
       lacquer finish on Ash body,'60 style Oval C Maple neck with 
       Maple board, 9.50" radius, Smugglers route in body under pickguard,
       exc, ohsc, certificate, 6.47 lbs, exc....$2750

    *FENDER Jaguar, recent, Made in Mexico, Orange, HB and single coil,
       near mint, gigbag....$495

    *MXR Phase 90, late '70s, Orange, block logo, vgc...$150

    *DOD FX75-B, Stereo Flanger, silver/blue, made in USA, vgc+..$75

    *BOSS FZ-3, Fuzz, silver, vgc+....$175

                   ****  JUST IN Monday, May 29th, 2023 ****

 *GIBSON ES-330TD, 1964, looks like a cherry factory refin, the
       neck was brilliantly repaired by Alex Glasser, 2 metal covered
       P-90s, Bigsby tailpiece, repro Kluson tuners, quite
       a sight, exc-, hsc....$3950

 *FIREBIRD VII, 1964, Sunburst, small crack at the tip of the peghead
        ahs been touched up, otherwise  all original, gold plated hardware
        with  3 mini-humbuckers, Gibson Deluxe Vibrola, some checking, 
        straight neck, good frets, vgc+, ohsc.....$19,000

 *GIBSON Les Paul Duane Allman '59 VOS, 2013, faded burst,
       8.42 lbs, #024, all original with tags, cert, and cloth
       emulating Duane's flowered shirt, exc, brown case

 *KENT Americana, '70s Japan, offset double cutaway
      hollow slim-line electric, 3 pickups, Blonde top,
      2  holes, sunburst back and sides, vgc 

 *GIBSON J-45, 1963, Cherry sunburst, wide neck, 1 repaired top
       crack in lower bass bout, Baggs soundhole pickup,
       exc, hsc........$4900

 *McALISTER OM-28 Vintage Series, 2007, Real nice 1930 OM style
       with Panama Rosewood back & sides, Adirondack Spruce top,
       Herringbone trim,  Ebony board & bridge, 1 3/4" at the nut,
       25.4" scale, exc, ohsc....$5900

    *LOWDEN L32-12, 1988, cutaway 12 String flat top...in transit 

     *RICKENBACKER DW Blonde Lap Steel Guitar, DOUBLE NECK
       with legs....in transit

  bgl             ****  JUST IN Tuesday, May 23rd, 2023 ****

 *GIBSON Les Paul Special LEFTY, 1960, Cherry, 
       Double cutaway Mahogany body, had a humbucker at the bridge and now
       that's been restored to fit a P-90 by Dom Ramos who also restored the
       southern end of the pickguard, 3" of binding's been replaced, no cracks,
        a very RARE guitar, vgc, hsc......$11,900

 *GIBSON ES-355, 1963, Cherry Red, Gold hardware, Varitone
      and Bigsby, Stereo, PAF humbucker at the bridge, Pat No 
      humbucker at the neck, all original except for a new
      tunomatic, exc, original hard shell case...$18,500

 *GIBSON SG Custom, c 1967, White finish, fretless wonder,
      3 powerful original Patent No. humbuckers, original tuners
      but once had Schallers, gold plated but older nickel plated 
      pickup covers, Ebony fret board with pearl block inlays,
      LP Custom peghead, Deluxe Gibson Vibrola, original Faultless gold
      plush-lined case, vgc+....$12,500 

 *RICKENBACKER 1993Plus 12-String, recent, Fireglo, double 
      bound body with 3 Toaster top pickups, why are these sought after?  
      Because they have the (better) wider neck not found on any of the 
      other Rick 12-strings other than the Tom Pettys,  mint, papers, ohsc...$3900

 *FENDER Coronado XII, 1967, Cherry Red, Slim line hollow Electric
      12-String,perfect re-fret, super clean finish, exc.....$3200

 *MARTIN HD-28V, 2016, vintage styling, near mint, ohsc...$2895

 *SG Standard, 1978, Walnut, owned and used by Ace Frehley... 

    *LARRIVEE 00-40 MH, NEW, 

     *LARRIVEE  0-40 MH

 *GOLDTONE OB-250, ca 2006, Orange Blossom Special, 5 string banjo,
        Mastertone copy, exc, ohsc....$1095

 *3 MONKEYS Sock Monkey 18/12 Combo, Sonic Blue Tolex with Ivory Racing Stripe, 
        12″ Celestion Greenback and new larger output transformer 
        for closer to 18 watts with more headroom, 2x EL84 output tubes
        and 3x12AX7 preamp tubes, VOLUME, TREBLE, BASS, and MASTER controls,
        as well as a Pull BOOST on the Volume control, a decidedly British
        sounding combo, built by Ozzie of Blockhead Amp fame, 
        its tone is in between a AC-15 and an 18 watter with more gain,
        beautiful, exc..........$1650

 gbl           ****  JUST IN Wednesday, May 17th, 2023 ****

 *MARTIN 00-18, 1957, 1 hairline top crack, original open-
       back Grover butterbean tuners, normal play wear with
       dings and dents, very fine player, hsc..$4750

 *GIBSON ES-335, 2012 Custom Shop, highly figured blonde
      Curly Maple body, Grovers, dot-neck, exc, cert, ohsc...$3295

 *FENDER Squier Jazzmaster, recent, metallic sunburst,
        2 active humbuckers, trem, vgc...$225

 *MARTIN Sean Mendes 000-JR10E, NEW, his Custom Artist Edition is a 
            sustainably crafted guitar built from 100% FSC-certified
            tonewoods. It also comes with a striking blue gig bag 
            the Junior body size makes it super comfortable for players
            of all sizes and skill levels, and with Fishman electronics 
            included, this instrument sounds great on stage or in your 
            living room. Add Shawns signature at the top of the fretboard,
            swallows etched into the bridge, and hidden song lyrics
            laser-etched inside the body.....$799

                ****  JUST IN Monday, May 15th, 2023 ****
    *EPIPHONE Firebird V, recent, sunburst, 2 mini-humbuckers,
        Stop tailpiece with Tunomatic bridge, crown inlays,
        Grover tuners, neck-thru-body construction, exc,

 *ROYALL Tricone, recent Metal body Style 1 Tricone with
      bell-brass body, polished nickel finish, bound Rosewood neck,
      hand wound cones, lattice work on top, Wilkinson butterbean 
      tuners, big sound!, exc+, ohsc............$695

 *MAGNATONE Varsity Amp, ca 2012, Black textured Tolex,
       a 1x12 Combo, Cathedral Grill,  G12 Alnico Blue speaker, 
        2x EL-84 poer tubes, Volume, Tone, Bass, exc.........$1295

 *EASTMAN MD-615, 2011, Classic Sunburst Nitro finis,
      F-Style Mandolin in the Gibson style with solid carved Spruce top,
      solid carved curly Maple back & sides, exc, ohsc....$1095
 *COLLINGS Baby 2H, 2012, 3/4 size,  Collings says "smallest model is
       a rarity among fractional size guitars: most listeners never guess
       that it's not a full-size instrument unless they see it being 
       played. While lacking the deep bass of larger guitars the tone
       is remarkably balanced, with adequate volume for most applications. 
       The Collings Baby is approximately a 3/4 size version of our OM,
       12  inches wide in the lower bout with a 24 ⅛ inch scale", German
       Spruce top, Herringbone top trim, Abalone Torch peghead inlay in the
       bound Brazilian Rosewood peghead overlay, Ebony fretboard with 
       abalone snowflakes, Ebony belly bridge, scalloped braces, 
       beveled toroise style teardrop pickguard, exc, ohsc.........$6200

     gbl           ****  Updated  Thursday, May 11th, 2023 ****

 *GIBSON Les Paul '58 Murphy Lab Re-issue, 2021, sunburst,
        lightly aged, Certificate, brown case,8.97 lbs,
        gorgeous curly Maple top, brown case....$5900

 *FENDER Double Cutaway Telecaster, 2015, Butterscotch,
        1 piece Ash body, Maple neck, Fishman pickup system
       with original pickups in case, near mint, ohsc..$1595

 *FENDER Marcus Miller Bass V, 2013, Sunburst, Ash body,
      Maple board with Pearloid block inlays, Active pre-amp
      with active/passive switch, American Jazz Bass single
      coil pickups, strings-thru body but option with top-loader
      bridge based on Marcus Miller's '77 Jazz Bass
      that was modded by Roger Sadowsky, a rare model that's 
      been discontinued, exc+, ohsc and papers...sold

 *FENDER Roscoe Beck 5-String Bass, 1998, Sunburst, 
       2 Dual coil pickups that can be split, Pau Ferro board,
       Alder body, exc+, gigbag...sold

 *MUSIC MAN StingRay Bass Classic, 2011, Chocolate burst,
       Maple neck, 1 pickup, pearloid pickguard, near mint,

 *FENDER Deluxe Reverb '68 Re-issue,  silver panel,
        Aluminum valence, 1x12" Celestion G12 speaker, 
        Reverb & Tremolo, footswitch, exc+...$1195

 *GIBSON Hummingbird, 1970, Natural, dotted i in Gibson logo, no
       volute but 'made in USA' stamp, Spruce top, Mahogany
       back & sides, vgc++, ossc....$4950

 *FENDER Bassman Head, 1964, White tolex with wheat grill, has
     been maintained so changed caps etc, added bias trim pot (Fender)
     +1 ohm resistors for biasing, 3 prong AC cord, vgc++...$1950

 *VEGA/FAIRBANKS Whyte Laydie #2, 5-string banjo, 1910,
        27"x 10 15/16", engraved Chicken Hawk on peghead, engraved star
        at the 5th fret, all original, vgc, newer hsc.....$3750  

     GIBSON Melody Maker, 1964, Sunburst, Double cutaway, 2
       original single coil pickups, snakehead,  
       all original, exc, ossc.......$2350


     gbl        ****  Updated  Tuesday, May 2nd, 2023 ****

 *MARTIN D-35, 1970, 3 piece back with the center panel
       being Brazilian Rosewood, Martin installed a new  neck
      in 2000, has a bridge Dr. installed, sounds and plays great,
      vgc, hsc......$3000 

 *MARTIN Mandolin Style A, 1974, Spruce top, Mahogany back & sides,
       new tortoise pick guard, exc-, ohsc.....$895

 *GOYA G-10 Classical Guitar, '60s, solid Spruce top,
      Maple back & sides, exc, hsc....$250

 *RICKENBACKER ELectro Lap Steel, ca 1949, Black Bakelite
       with Ivory 'shields',  Volume and Tone contrils, 1 1/4"
       wide horseshoe Magnet, all original, exc, ossc..$1595

    *FENDER Champ, 1960, Tweed, all original, vgc...$3200

 *UNIVOX LEM Tape Delay, '70s, in it's own case, vgc...$350

    gbl            ****  Updated  Sunday, April 23rd, 2023 ****

 *NATIONAL Duolian, 1936, Square Neck, Grey frosted Duco finish,
       all original, solid pegehad, 14 frets to the body, exc,
       original hard shell case..... 

 *FENDER Stratocaster, 1983, Black, 2 knob version, Maple neck,
      tremolo, all original, exc++, ohsc....$1895

 *HARMONY H72, ca 1970, double cutaway slim hollowbody, 
       2 pickups with gold grille, changed tuners, vgc+..$850

 *FENDER Champ, 1959, 5F1,  Tweed,  narrow panel, 8" speaker,
      all original, vgc+...$3250

 *EPIPHONE Jared James Nichols "Old Glory" BluesPower Les Paul,
       Black, 1 P-90, near mint, heavy duty gigbag...$550

 *EASTMAN T486, 2023, NEW, cherry, thinline 335 style Archtop, 
      Maple neck with Ebony Fingerboard 1-3/4" at the 
      bone nut, 24.75" scale, 16" wide at the lower bout
      Deluxe Flamed Maple Laminate top, back & sides, Ivoroid binding
      Pearl peghead logo, Split Block Parallelograms
      Seymour Duncan Jazz Neck Pickup, Seymour Duncan '59 Bridge 
      Pickup ohsc....$1439
    *DOBRO Hound Dog Resonator guitar, all natural mahogany toned
        wood body,  holes, Square Neck, exc, gigbag....$595

             ****  Updated Tuesday, April 18th, 2023 ****
 *FENDER Precision Bass, 1966, sunburst, 8.37 lbs,
      a beauty, nice straight neck, 1 side of the split pickup was rewound
      by Dom Ramos otherwise all original  with case, exc.....$8500

 *FENDER Stratocaster, 1957, sunburst, all original, some
       wear on the body, lots of neck wear, V-neck, 7.1 lbs,
       great refret w/ slightly higher frets, original tweed case..$35,000 

 *STRAT style by Greg Adams, recent, Fiesta Red, Rosewood board
       on Alder body, Nitro finish, '69 Custom Shop pickups,
       green guard, 7.99 lbs, gigbag, exc.....$1850

 *FENDER Deluxe Reverb re-issue, the board has been custom hand-wired 
      by George Alessandro, Alessandro 12" speaker, exc, cover...$2450

 *FENDER Vibro Champ, 1976, silver panel, original Fender 
      8" speaker, missing back panel, vgc...$895
 *GIBSON ES-175D, ca 1973, sunburst, repaired peghead crack, 
      nsn, 2 black sticker pat. no. humbuckers, original low frets,
      vgc, hsc...$2950 

 *NATIONAL Reso-Phonic Model 1133, C 1957, red pearloid, solid body
       with 22" scale, biscuit resonator with 10" coverplate
       front & back, exc, ossc....$1650

 *INDUSTRIAL Lap Steel, recent, all aluminum, 1 humbucker,


 *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

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  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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