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Re: 1961 5-18 Terz (reply)
Hard to tell anymore about "optimistism" - Retrofret lists a '56 5-18 for $3450 & a '59 5-18 for $3200. Jet City lists a '46 5-18 for $2995. I'm glad I've had my '54 5-18 a good while & don't have to pay "modern prices". Easy for...
The Vintage Corner

Jim Behnke

06/26/17 2:36 PM
Re: Any difference between 00-21 models? (reply)
How much are you looking to spend? This is the Vintage Corner and I really have no idea what's going with Martin's newer models. I have a 1929 00-21 and most of my focus is on guitars made between 1923 and 1944. These are all built...
The Vintage Corner

Metropro

06/24/17 1:40 AM
Re: A day in New York (reply)
I've been going to guitar stores in NYC for 40 years and make the "loop" 3 or 4 times a year. Rudy's hasn't been in mid town in ages. They are in Soho. Many high end electrics. Their acoustic room is nice, but they don't generally have...
General Musical Topics

dalbergia

06/18/17 10:34 PM
Re: A day in New York (reply)
You almost certainly won't run into Steve Earle at Umanov's. I lived down the street for years and never did. Retrofret in Brooklyn is the best in town for vintage guitars, despite unassuming surroundings. Rudy's is nice too (note that...
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Bossa

06/17/17 4:37 AM
Another one... (reply)
Rick Kelly makes solid body guitars of wood reclaimed from old NYC structures. Each is one of a kind. Would love to own one some day! http://www.kellyguitars.com/I also think Retrofret in Brooklyn is pretty awesome and worth the trip:...
General Musical Topics

jaz761

06/14/17 2:43 PM
Re: NYC Guitar Shops (reply)
RetroFret   was a fun visit a few years ago.  
General Musical Topics

willysunday

06/12/17 3:01 AM
Re: Has the 70s Stigma Passed? (reply)
This is at Retrofret:http://www.retrofret.com/Products.asp?ProductID=7708 The first D-41s, and the only one built in 1970.  Very nice condition and a very nice looking set of EIR.  $7500 Ed
The Vintage Corner

ruby50

06/08/17 10:32 AM
Re: Molly Tuttle and a vintage 000 18: Tone! (reply)
Your guitar looks great, and I bet it sounds as good as it looks! I almost bought a birth year (56) 000-18 at Retrofret in NYC some years ago, and still regret that I didn't, but, of course, these 40s guitars are something else. BTW:...
The Vintage Corner

JK

06/02/17 11:45 PM
Re: 1944 0-18--Updated with Pics and Audio (reply)
TPC168 wrote:cdickey, Thanks, I'm not deterred by cosmetic issues when it comes to guitars. Often these instruments possess the best tonal qualities because they were played and loved. This one looks sweet in my opinion, from the patina...
The Vintage Corner

cdickey

03/30/17 12:48 AM
Prices (reply)
I looked through my files and didn't see very many 0-18's from the 1930's for sale.  So I've included a wider range just to give you a sense of the market.  14 fret 0-18's from the 1930's with a 1 3/4" nut will be the most expensive.  12...
The Vintage Corner

Metropro

03/15/17 4:03 AM
Re: Guitar store advice (reply)
Russo's in Asbury Park NJ Retrofret Brooklyn
General Musical Topics

ThemisSal

03/13/17 9:50 PM
Price Reduced: 1951 000-18 in Europe (topic)
Bought from the forum a year ago, this is an excellent player's Martin, priced to sell at lower than it cost me to import into the EU. Crack free except for a few small and sealed grain splits in the bottom back. Mostly original finish,...
Buy and Sell

kmm50

03/09/17 10:11 PM
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
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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
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