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Help with pricing (topic)
Hey folks, I’m deliberating among four different vintage guitars (2 Martins and 2 Gibsons) and I’m posting here in the hope that some of you might lend me your expertise with pricing. Based on my research, all of these are higher than...
General Musical Topics

jrodriguez

01/08/17 7:46 PM
Re: Plans for NYC weekend and visit to the Martin factory in January (reply)
I just spent a few days in NYC and had a blast checking out guitar stores and music venues. Retrofret, Matt Umanov, and Crandall (thanks for recommending this shop, Spoon!) have some great stuff in stock right now - though Retrofret and...
The D28 Lounge

jrodriguez

01/08/17 7:12 PM
Re: Wanted: Monteleone Arch Top (reply)
I presume you know Retrofret has an oval hole one, and has for quite some time.
Buy and Sell

tonymarcus

11/27/16 2:08 AM
Re: Retrofret Repair Shop? (reply)
Thanks, gents. I am acquainted with Mamie and Chloe, and have had some work done by Mamie. I have found their rates to be somewhat inflated, regardless of how good their work is. I popped into Retrofret yesterday and had a very pleasant...
Technical Info

howard lee

11/19/16 6:09 PM
Re: Retrofret Repair Shop? (reply)
Howard, while it's true Mamie left to open her own business a few years ago, Retrofret retains a competent repair staff.  They buy and sell a lot of guitars, some very high end, and Steve, the owner, has a very good eye for detail....
Technical Info

mrsonso

11/17/16 7:52 PM
Mamie and Chloe have moved (reply)
http://brooklynlutherie.com/is the place where the repair folks from Retrofret went. Mamie's dad posts here sometimes. cheers
Technical Info

SteveG

11/17/16 5:20 AM
Retrofret Repair Shop? (topic)
Brooklyn-area pickers—do you love this repair shop? How highly would you rate the quality of their work?I have a couple of go-to people, but currently, I need a backup plan and I am not sure I want to ship a guitar upstate, out of state,...
Technical Info

howard lee

11/17/16 12:24 AM
Re: 38 Guitars for $10,000 at Umanov's (reply)
dalbergia wrote:=1emA New Yorker pays $300 more for a D28 than mail order. Or he goes to TR Crandall or Rudy's or RetroFret or Larry Wexer or even drives to NJ to Lark Street  and then there is Acoustic Music in Guildford CT and Fred O...
The Vintage Corner

byebyeyall

09/30/16 3:49 PM
Re: 38 Guitars for $10,000 at Umanov's (reply)
=1emA New Yorker pays $300 more for a D28 than mail order. Or he goes to TR Crandall or Rudy's or RetroFret or Larry Wexer or even drives to NJ to Lark Street  and then there is Acoustic Music in Guildford CT and Fred O in...
The Vintage Corner

dalbergia

09/29/16 6:32 PM
Re: Julian Lage's Martin on the Eldridge Avalon collaboration (reply)
StevieK wrote:I'm a huge fan. Just saw him with his trio, unfortunately he didn't use the Martin. I spoke to him after the show, he said it was purchased at Retrofret and worked on by TJ. It's a 1939 000-18.Excellent thanks!
The D28 Lounge

matthewpartrick

09/21/16 4:33 PM
Re: Julian Lage's Martin on the Eldridge Avalon collaboration (reply)
I'm a huge fan. Just saw him with his trio, unfortunately he didn't use the Martin. I spoke to him after the show, he said it was purchased at Retrofret and worked on by TJ. It's a 1939 000-18.
The D28 Lounge

StevieK

09/20/16 9:35 AM
Re: Help with value of 1938 0-17 Martin (reply)
I generally think that mid 30's 0-17's with a 1 3/4" are worth about $3,600.  However, I've noticed a number of dealers have been pushing the price well above that.  For example, Vintage Instruments has two with an asking price of...
The Vintage Corner

Metropro

09/11/16 3:00 AM
Re: Call for Price! (reply)
Metropro wrote:As most of you know, I collect price information on Vintage Martins and put it together in my files which I then share here.  One of my pet peeves is dealers who don’t list their prices.  So I decided to call some of them,...
The Vintage Corner

Vintage Licks

08/11/16 5:50 PM
Call for Price! (topic)
As most of you know, I collect price information on Vintage Martins and put it together in my files which I then share here.  One of my pet peeves is dealers who don’t list their prices.  So I decided to call some of them, ask about the...
The Vintage Corner

Metropro

08/10/16 8:30 PM
Partly OT Smaller body shapes bubbling? (reply)
rob wrote:WordMan wrote:rob wrote:WordMan wrote:The folks at Retrofret have also said that interest in Bigs like dreads is relatively less and that Smalls are getting more attention, hence the 00's they have been focusing on. May just be...
The Vintage Corner

fichtmueller

06/03/16 9:32 AM
Re: Does anyone see a bubble in the vintage acoustic market right now? (reply)
WordMan wrote:rob wrote:WordMan wrote:The folks at Retrofret have also said that interest in Bigs like dreads is relatively less and that Smalls are getting more attention, hence the 00's they have been focusing on. May just be a...
The Vintage Corner

rob

05/27/16 9:19 PM
Re: Does anyone see a bubble in the vintage acoustic market right now? (reply)
rob wrote:WordMan wrote:The folks at Retrofret have also said that interest in Bigs like dreads is relatively less and that Smalls are getting more attention, hence the 00's they have been focusing on. May just be a Brooklyn thing That...
The Vintage Corner

WordMan

05/26/16 5:24 PM
Re: Does anyone see a bubble in the vintage acoustic market right now? (reply)
WordMan wrote:The folks at Retrofret have also said that interest in Bigs like dreads is relatively less and that Smalls are getting more attention, hence the 00's they have been focusing on. May just be a Brooklyn thing That makes sense...
The Vintage Corner

rob

05/25/16 6:59 PM
Re: Does anyone see a bubble in the vintage acoustic market right now? (reply)
Jim Behnke wrote:I don't track prices as assiduously as others do. I will note that my last-week visit to Retrofret surprised me in the other direction. They always seem to have cool stuff but sometimes it feels [imho]...
The Vintage Corner

WordMan

05/25/16 2:27 PM
Re: Does anyone see a bubble in the vintage acoustic market right now? (reply)
Matthew,I don't think there is a bubble, and let me explain what I mean by that.  I would define a bubble as price inflation, all across the board, that seems to bear little relation to traditional pricing or actual value.  To get away...
The Vintage Corner

Metropro

05/24/16 1:26 AM
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