For Sale: Rare Phoenix Mandolin

Phoenix Mandolin

Phoenix Mandolin

This Phoenix Mandolin, serial number 152, was handcrafted by Rolfe Gerhardt. This beautiful prototype made of maple wood was one of three made, we believe in 1993.

Beautiful workmanship, ornate detail and in excellent condition.

Excellent tone and playability.

The tailpiece was hand engraved by Ron Chancey in Colorado.

There is a small dark spot on the back consistent with natural wood color variation.

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Posted in Vintage Instruments

For Sale: Baroque Era Lute

Baroque Lute
13 strings, 7 courses
Birds Eye Maple & Ebony Finger Board & Rosette Sound Hole.
Possibly late 18 century.
Most Older/Vintage Lutes originated in Fussen, a small Village in Bavaria Germany.
Comes with Hard Shell Case

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For Sale: 1939 Epiphone Windsor Mandolin

1939 Epiphone Windsor Mandolin

We are offering for sale a 1939 Epiphone Windsor Mandolin from the collection of Harry West.

The mandolin was appraised in 2004 by George Gruhn and valued at $25,000.00. In the appraisal the instrument was described as being in very good plus condition and extraordinarily rare.

This mandolin is one of only three known to exist.

This instrument will be shown by appointment only. Please Contact Us to schedule a viewing.

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In Memoriam – Harry West

Harry West

Harry West

It is with heavy hearts that we announce that Harry West passed away 8:00 am Saturday, January 25, 2014 at Gordon Hospice House in Statesville, NC.

We would like to invite all of you, our extended family, to come and help us celebrate The life of Harry West at Butch Johnson Funeral Home on Davie Ave in Statesville from 8:00 pm Until 10:00 Monday night January 27, 2014.

Of Course There will be Music.

Our showroom location will be closing for regular business for a brief time while we regroup from the loss of such an integral part of our team.

ALL online orders will go through and all repairs will still be done in a timely fashion.

If you have any questions About repairs that should be ready at this Time please Call James @ 704-880-1991.

The West Family is humbled and eternally grateful for your support and your understanding through this difficult time.

We will be having a Grand Reopening after the West Family has had time to Mourn the loss of our Leader.


James West

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New Hours


Here are our NEW store hours.

11:00 AM to 6:00 PM Monday – Saturday
We are Closed on SUNDAY.

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