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  • New Listing1970s Vintage Giannini Acoustic Classical Guitar *Model AWN 31

    All the wood grain is naturally appealing. Individually hand crafted by expert luthiers at their Sao Paulo, Brazil facility. Designated 'For Export Only.'. "Action" is very low at 3mm, 5th fret and slightly over 3mm at the 12th fret, making it superbly easy to play with no hint of fret buzz!
    $359.00
    Brand: Giannini
    $44.00 shipping
    Dexterity: Right-Handed
    or Best Offer
  • New Listing1957 Gibson LG-1 with aftermarket case very good vintage condition

    $950.00
    0 bids
    FAST 'N FREE
    Ending May 26 at 12:12PM PDT6d 21hBrand: Gibson
  • 1961 Harmony Stella Acoustic Parlor Guitar,

    $77.99
    12 bids
    $26.00 shipping
    Ending Today at 2:22PM PDT5m 9sBrand: StellaDexterity: Right-Handed
  • vintage kay archtop acoustic guitar

    This is in real nice shape for its age the neck need realined.
    $175.00
    Brand: Kay
    $75.00 shipping
  • Vintage Original National Model 1155 Acoustic Dreadnought Guitar W/ OHSC

    Great acoustic with a big full sound. It spent quite a few years in storage but was brought to us by the original owner. It had a few thin cracks (as shown) that have been repaired. Frets are in great condition.
    $600.00
    0 bids
    $79.99 shipping
    Ending Wednesday at 12:01PM PDT2d 21hBrand: NationalDexterity: Right-Handed
  • VINTAGE HARMONY H162 ACOUSTIC GUITAR

    No cracks or separations. Looks to be all original, made in USA.
    $250.00
    Brand: Harmony
    $32.25 shipping
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  • 1978 Guild G-37 BLD Acoustic Guitar Blonde RARE w/ HSC & Original Tag VINTAGE

    1978 Guild G-37 BLD Acoustic Guitar Blonde RARE w/ HSC & Original Tag VINTAGE. Rare Guild acoustic guitar finished in blonde. Excellent action with superb tone. One of my favorite dreadnaught guitars. Some nicks and scratches from age and use, but overall very clean. Includes original hang tag and a very nice case. Shipped with UPS Ground. Sold exactly as pictured.
    $995.00
    Brand: Guild
    $55.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
    15 watching
  • New ListingVintage 1920s Supertone Parlor Guitar - Koa, Pearloid, Slothead

    Here's a parlor guitar from the roaring twenties. A Koa bodied Supertone with. The fretwire saddle and Koa body make for a very bright tone. There is no case for this guitar.
    $375.00
    0 bids
    $33.34 shipping
    Ending Saturday at 5:49PM PDT6d 3h
  • 1961 Gibson J 50 Vintage Acoustic Guitar Rare Low Serial 26853

    This is a rare bird. The serial number dates this to 1916 using the various websites that look up serial numbers. The style is very similar to an early 30-50s model, so this one is special for that reason, and possibly others.
    $2,024.99
    2 bids
    Free shipping
    Ending Tuesday at 11:37AM PDT1d 21hBrand: GibsonDexterity: Right-Handed
  • Vintage 1920 Washburn Model 1915 Parlor Guitar w/ Chipboard Case! NO RESERVE!!!!

    This is really cool. Boasting a hard V neck, this little beauty is quite charming, with a unique voice. The frets and rosewood fretboards look incredible. The mahogany neck is delightful and plays remarkably well.
    $378.00
    10 bids
    $69.88 shipping
    Ending May 26 at 6:05PM PDT7d 3hBrand: Washburn
  • GIBSON J-45 ADJ 1968 ORIGINAL, Scratches, Dents  Structurally Sound With Case

    GIBSON J-45 ADJ 1968 ORIGINAL With very solid HARDSHELL CASE Serial # is 905020, Scratches, Dents and one small repaired crack (not professionally) in the back but Structurally Sound. This is a very playing and sounding Gibson but I just don't use it.
    $1,400.00
    0 bids
    $70.00 shipping
    Ending Tuesday at 3:35AM PDT1d 13hBrand: GibsonDexterity: Right-Handed
  • 1969 Gibson B-45-12 Original owner - plays and sounds amazing

    Set up to be a players guitar with on-board preamp
    $500.00
    0 bids
    $85.00 shipping
    Ending Friday at 3:22PM PDT5d 1hBrand: GibsonDexterity: Right-Handed
  • Vintage Framus German Made Texas 12 String Acoustic Guitar

    Very playable,is set up as a 6 string
    $175.00
    Brand: Framus
    $15.00 shipping
  • VINTAGE KAY ARCHTOP GUITAR 1930'S or '40s  Awesome Vintage Cherry Sunburst Rare

    Original and complete(minus pickguard) but needs a neck reset to get it playing properly. Really neat cherry sunburst finish which is pretty uncommon.
    $116.50
    6 bids
    $29.00 shipping
    Ending Today at 9:31PM PDT7h 13mBrand: KayDexterity: Right-Handed
  • Vintage 1930's Epiphone Zenith Masterbuilt Archtop Guitar Duck Inlay Circa 1935

    This guitar was made by Epiphone in 1935 and has a Masterbuilt label inside. This guitar is now more of a wall hanger or folk art and is not currently very playable guitar and has rather high action.
    $749.99
    Brand: Zenith
    or Best Offer
    FAST 'N FREE
    37 watching
  • 1963 Stella Acoustic Parlor Guitar, by Harmony

    $53.00
    1 bid
    $26.00 shipping
    Ending Today at 4:51PM PDT2h 34mBrand: StellaDexterity: Right-Handed
  • VINTAGE KAY NOTE PARLOR GUITAR

    Top is a bit sunken but stable with plenty of bridge height.
    $50.00
    Brand: Kay
    $32.25 shipping
  • Fantastic 1970 Gibson J-200 Acoustic Guitar - amazing original condition

    The entire guitar is the original. The guitar has never been out of Arizona its whole life. The frets on the guitar are perfect condition. And the guitar plays excellent. It has a very deep robust sound.
    $2,225.00
    49 bids
    $120.00 shipping
    Ending Today at 9:20PM PDT7h 2mBrand: Gibson
  • VINTAGE GUILD MODEL D25S13 SUNBURST ACOUSTIC GUITAR SERIAL #DA110744 & CASE

    Case is in worn condition. See all pictures for exact details, as piece is sold as is/ as shown. We do not know if this item works or if it needs repair. We have done our best to describe the item(s) to the best of our knowledge.
    $306.00
    15 bids
    $23.90 shipping
    Ending Wednesday at 7:35PM PDT3d 5hBrand: Guild
  • 1930’s Supertone Hawaiian Parlor Guitar

    1930’s Supertone Hawaiian Parlor Guitar Completely original in playing condition Finish is checked and decals are flaky in spots as pictured Neck has never been reset, bridge is secure, original tuning gears all functioning properly, neck is straight, original frets, setup with silk and steel strings, action is Hawaiian style Currently tuned to open D, stats in time and sounds like only a near 100 year old guitar can, woody, deep mids and sparkly highs , a great studio or house guitar! No international bids thank you All best to you and yours Peace Mojo Stu and Crew
    $249.00
    $27.50 shipping
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  • Vintage Gibson Heritage Custom Acoustic Guitar 1970's Era ?

    This guitar would need a complete overhaul to be in good playing condition. This guitar has a serial number of A302043 and "MADE IN U.S.A." is printed just below the serial number. This guitar is possibly from the 1970's.
    $849.99
    Brand: Gibson
    $65.56 shipping
    Guaranteed by Wed, May 22
    26 watching
  • vintage acoustic guitar

    vintage acoustic guitar. Shipped with USPS Priority Mail.Plays beautifully perfect player, no buzzes flat spots hard shell case
    $2,000.00
    0 bids
    $62.10 shipping
    Ending Today at 10:51PM PDT8h 34mBrand: GibsonDexterity: Right-Handed
  • Gibson Heritage acoustic guitar

    Made in the 70's. It is in overall good condition. This was one of Gibson's high end model's and very collectable. All latches work fine.
    $800.00
    1 bid
    $80.00 shipping
    Ending Wednesday at 6:33PM PDT3d 4hBrand: GibsonDexterity: Right-Handed
  • $ SUPER RARE $ 1940's GRETSCH JR. ROUNDHOLE ARCHTOP BEAUTY-NEW FRETS & SET UP!

    A very rare "Gretsch Jr." Acoustic Archtop. The frets were shot, so l installed nice new Fender frets. Looks like the top is Spruce and back and sides look like Pearwood or Maple. They also rigged a set screw in the heel of the neck.
    $650.00
    Brand: Gretsch
    Free shipping
  • Hagstrom Acoustic Guitar. Black in excellent condition.

    Hagstrom Acoustic Guitar. Black in excellent condition.  I'm not 100% sure of year. I brought it from someone and never used it. Its on excellent condition.
    $300.00
    0 bids
    $50.00 shipping
    Ending Friday at 11:16AM PDT4d 20hBrand: HagstromDexterity: Right-Handed
  • Kay Marvel Archtop Guitar - Vintage Rockabilly & Blues - Circa 1940"s - VGC

    Kay Marvel archtop guitar. Great condition. Currently set up as a slide guitar. New tuning keys. Pick guard has been added. No body separations or breaks. Finish is good for the age of the guitar.
    $275.00
    Brand: Kay
    $75.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
    Guaranteed by Thu, May 23
    Benefits charity
  • Gibson C-1 1960's Vintage Natural Wood Acoustic

    Gibson C-1 1960's Natural Wood Acoustic. Guitar has been in store since new, does have craked clear lacquer throughout the whole piece. Comes w/ original book. Please see photos of age defects
    $499.95
    Brand: Gibson
    $22.60 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • VINTAGE KAY ARCHTOP MID CENTURY ACCOUSTIC GUITAR.

    Had it previously professionally setup with: New strings. Guitar looks and sound great. “That's a Japanese Teisco make from the 1970's -- Most were badged as Kawai. The pickguard is 1950's or 60's Kay.
    $77.00
    12 bids
    $13.10 shipping
    Ending Thursday at 8:10PM PDT4d 5hBrand: Kay
  • 1960's Harmony H912 "Lead Belly" 12 String Acoustic/Electric -READY TO PLAY!

    A beautiful H912 Lead Belly. The action is 3.5mm @ 12th fret, great play up and down the neck. No fret buzz, zero fret wear. This guitar will catch your eyes and your ears. This is another totally refinished and refurbished electrified beauty.
    $149.00
    0 bids
    $33.00 shipping
    Ending Monday at 4:48PM PDT1d 2hBrand: Harmony
  • Martin Standard D-18 Acoustic Guitar

    Martin Standard D-18 Acoustic Guitar. Shipped with USPS Priority Mail.
    $510.00
    2 bids
    $81.85 shipping
    Ending Thursday at 8:25AM PDT3d 18hBrand: MartinDexterity: Right-Handed
  • Martin D28 1970

    Martin D28 1970   Serial number 275*** Martin 1970 D28 lots of play, cool mojo, and awesome sound on this one. I believe the bridge has been replaced and has a dent at the top of the body thats been repaired. Has some overspray on back and back of neck. Please look at pics carefully. Comes with a vintage hardshell case. Has great tone and love the neck shape on this one. Any questions please ask. Thanks for looking.
    $2,200.00
    0 bids
    Free shipping
    Ending Wednesday at 5:30PM PDT3d 3h
    or Best Offer
    Brand: MartinDexterity: Right-Handed
  • New ListingHarmony Stella 12 string guitar w/case  

    Like Leadbelly played. One tuning peg is bent but still working fine. Needs a good setup.
    $450.00
    Brand: Stella
    $17.80 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • Vintage 1960's GIANNINI Acoustic Guitar, Made in Brazil

    A very rare Brazilian bird! All original, in great condition, Giannini acoustic guitar. One owner from new, this guitar was kept with great care over all these years. Beautiful back and sides and of course, very unique body style.
    $675.00
    0 bids
    $46.74 shipping
    Ending Wednesday at 11:38AM PDT2d 21hBrand: GianniniDexterity: Right-Handed
  • 1935 Vintage Martin R-18 Beautiful All Original Guitar

    Beautiful all original Martin R-18 No cracks Just good ole fashion playing wear Has been set up with base side thumb wheel removed for perfect action Very light pitting on first 3 frets Original tuners, pickguard and case The neck is smooth to the touch but there are faded lines were a capo has been Does not effect playability Ships to USA ONLY
    $1,600.00
    Brand: Martin
    $47.40 shipping
    Dexterity: Right-Handed
    or Best Offer
    46 watching
  • Vintage 1990 Guild B30E NT Acoustic-Electric Bass w/ Guild Case! NO RESERVE!!!!!

    This is really cool. Very Rare Bass. Solid spruce top. Arched laminate mahogany back; 6 1/2" deep. Solid mahogany sides. Mahogany neck. Rosewood fingerboard. Nut width 1 5/8".
    $385.00
    27 bids
    $99.88 shipping
    Ending May 26 at 6:05PM PDT7d 3hBrand: Guild
  • Vintage Slingerland May Bell Parlour Guitar Project

    Vintage Slingerland May Bell Parlour Guitar Project . Shipped with USPS Priority Mail. Neck has  a bow, neck also needs reset, normal finish wear and blems that you expect to find  on a circa 1940,s model.guitar, has some ripples on back edges. See pics, sold as is.
    $225.00
    Brand: Slingerland
    $25.00 shipping
    16 watching
  • 1969 Guild Vintage Accoustic Guitar D-40

    , (mahogany and spruce) it did have a couple if cracks that were very well repaired long ago (front deck only). Narrow and thin neck., fantastic sustain and natural reverb., solid bass,excellent overall sound balance - clean, articulate and definitive., - D-40's have always been very popular in a very wide circle of players and singers.
    $695.00
    1 bid
    $31.95 shipping
    Ending Tuesday at 10:58AM PDT1d 20hBrand: Guild
  • Vintage Stella H929 Guitar

    Vintage Stella H929 Guitar. In flawless condition! Still in the original case!
    $309.00
    Brand: Stella
    $16.15 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • Vintage Airline L 9582 Montgomery Ward Sunburst Acoustic Guitar 1960s VGC

    Early to mid-60s Airline acoustic in excellent, as found, unaltered condition. Likely the original strings. Bridge is firmly attached, neck joint looks solid. The finish is excellent with very minor scuffing on the reverse.
    $200.00
    Dexterity: Right-Handed
    $26.85 shipping
  • Mid 1960s Silvertone 661 By Kay Acoustic Tenor Guitar w/ Case - Nice Solid Top

    Model 661 Tenor Guitar. Silvertone by Kay. the top shows the mid seam from age as seen, not split through, just at the top finish. really in nice shape as seen. the neck is straight and plays well.
    $250.00
    0 bids
    $30.00 shipping
    Ending Friday at 7:42PM PDT5d 5hBrand: SilvertoneDexterity: Right-Handed
  • 1936 Gibson Kalamazoo KG-14 Vintage Acoustic Guitar

    Neck base stamp looks like: "783B".
    $1,475.00
    Dexterity: Right-Handed
    $32.80 shipping
    or Best Offer
    22 watching
  • Martin Standard D-18 Acoustic Guitar

    $1,900.00
    0 bids
    $85.00 shipping
    Ending Wednesday at 8:47AM PDT2d 18hBrand: MartinDexterity: Right-Handed
  • ANTIQUE/VINTAGE  "C. BRUNO GUITAR PARLOR -  PRIOR TO 1864 

    Stamped C Bruno New York on neck block inside. Paper label C Bruno New York directly inside sound hole. There is also a tight crack on the back of the guitar, it's actually hard to see, I would call it a hair/line crack towards the middle of the back panel.
    $305.00
    26 bids
    $25.00 shipping
    Ending Today at 3:14PM PDT57m 17s
  • Lefty Old Kraftsman Arch top guitar left Awesome

    Lefty Old Kraftsman Arch top guitar. Nice old guitar, plays great. Fun... it has been converted to lefty with a new custom nut, flipping the bridge and pickguard. All stock except knobs replaced and it had two missing screws replaced. Came stock with the Klusion tuners. This plays great and really cuts thru the mix.. more projection than I thought it would have. Nothing else sounds like an old archtop!! Rare old guitar ready to play and enjoy, just set up....
    $449.95
    $50.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • USA Harmony Sovereign F-71 acoustic guitar with case

    For your consideration is a used Harmony Sovereign acoustic guitar, the F-71 model. Overall, the guitar is in really good shape, BUT it needs a neck reset. Frets and fretboard look to be in killer shape, hardly any signs of use.
    $314.99
    Brand: Harmony
    Was: Previous Price$349.99
    $34.99 shipping
    24 watching
  • 1970 Epiphone FT 155 Flattop Acoustic Guitar Soild Spruce Top and Figured Ash EX

    A Rare and Beautiful looking and sounding Epiphone FT 155 "Flattop" Acoustic Guitar. The ash wood is difficult to work with and very rarely used for solid wood construction, this ones a real beauty.
    $325.00
    0 bids
    $30.56 shipping
    Ending May 27 at 6:15PM PDT8d 3hBrand: EpiphoneDexterity: Right-Handed
  • Collegiate P'MIGO Parlor Tenor Guitar

     This is a lovely little nylon string parlor guitar with a wonderful sweet sound.  Plays perfectly.  It is great for anyone;  a beginning youth to an accomplished musician (because of its ease of playing and sound).  It has held up well for its age with only a few nonstructural cracks (see photos);  the bridge has a crack but has not changed in all the time I've had it;  it is completely attached.  It is presently tuned to the highest 4 strings of a guitar but can be tuned as you wish.  It is ready to play needing no repairs.  It has its original friction tuners.  Please contact me if you have any questions.
    $250.00
    0 bids
    $21.05 shipping
    Ending Tuesday at 5:57PM PDT2d 3h
  • Vintage Yamaha Acoustic Electric Guitar FG-110E, factory controls. NIPPON GAKKI

    Excellent Condition. Sounds and plays great. w/Case.
    $215.00
    0 bids
    $65.00 shipping
    Ending Friday at 6:27AM PDT4d 16hBrand: Yamaha

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Vintage Acoustic Guitars

With a vintage acoustic guitar, you can play music on an instrument that's timeless. Vintage acoustic guitars, including those made by Harmony, Yamaha, and Gibson, have classic looks and high-quality construction. You can customize the experience by upgrading strings and putting on the right guitar strap.

What are some vintage acoustic guitar models available?

You can find a variety of guitar models if you're interested in playing something that was made to last. You can choose from the following body types:

  • Parlor - These acoustic guitars are smaller-bodied than other types. They were played in the late 1800s and early 1900s. You can use these to play blues or folk music.
  • Tenor - This is a four-string instrument. Gibson and C.F. Martin & Company were manufacturers of these vintage pieces. They can have a flat top or arch top, and they can have wood or metal-bodied resonators.
  • Dreadnought - The dreadnought is larger than other guitars. This can allow the instrument to have a riche, bolder tone.
  • Classical - This vintage guitar is made from wood and has nylon strings. The fingerboard typically has twelve frets and is ideal for playing more complex music that requires advanced finger-picking.

Can you find vintage guitar parts?

Yes, vintage guitar parts are available, so you can have everything you need to make your instrument complete.

  • Tuners: You can find tuners, including those by Fender, to make sure you can sound the right notes.
  • Strings: You can put either nylon or steel strings on a guitar. Nylon is used for classical and folk music, and steel strings are used for music, like rock. Some guitars are designed to accommodate a certain type of string, so be sure to take the time to understand what your vintage guitar was built for.

How can you get more from a vintage acoustic guitar?

Whether the guitar is by Gibson, Yamaha, or any other instrument manufacturers, regular upkeep can go a long way in helping the guitar's life. You can:

  • Keep your vintage guitar in a case. You can find cases that fit your specific type of guitar, whether it's a parlor instrument or a dreadnought.
  • Use a polishing cloth to clean the top, sides, and bottom of your guitar. A trace of dampness on the cloth or a warm breath of air on the guitar may be useful for getting rid of fingerprints and other smudges.
  • Check the conditions. Ideally, acoustic guitars should be held in rooms with humidities between 45% and 55%.

What are some vintage Gibson acoustic guitar models available?

Gibson has made guitars for all types of players. Some of the vintage Gibson instruments that you can choose from are:

  • Archtop Hollowbody Jazz Guitar
  • J45 Gibson Sunburst
  • The Gibson Nick Lucas Special
  • TG-25-N Acoustic Tenor Guitar
  • Gibson J-50

Are there any vintage Yamaha acoustic guitars?

If you'd like to stick with Yamaha, your choices could include:

  • FG-110 Red Label Nippon Gakki
  • Vintage Yamaha YW-800
  • Yamaha FG-300
  • Yamaha FG-45

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