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Welcome to the Guitarbench Guitar Database.

This is a multimedia archive of individual guitars from the Golden era of various manufacturers. Our aim is to provide a public reference with as many pictures and mp3s as possible.

 

We consider all vintage (pre 1970) instruments as well as any hand made instruments from any Era.


Examples would include Martin and Gibson guitars, Larson Bros, Michael Gurian, Lowden, John Greven and Jim Olson.

 

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Provisional database index

1. Listings are alphabetical according to the maker then subdivided into the model (eg. OM, SJ).
2. Feel free to link or use the data. You do not need to request permission to use or quote it – just link and cite us!
3. Last update 18/7/11

|Index|



B


Bacon & Day
| Senorita |

- 1935 Senorita S-6 Spruce | Brazilian Rosewood
[SN:unknown]

Bashkin, Michael
| 00 |

- 2007 OO Lucky Strike Redwood | Madagascar
[SN:unknown]
Recent Placencia  Lutz Spruce| Oregon Myrtle [SN:unknown]   

Beardsell, Allan
| Classical |

- 2003 Model 9B Englemann Spruce | English Sycamore
[SN:unknown]

Bohemian Guitars
| Electrics |

2012 Tin Can Electric 
[SN:NA]

Bouchard, Walter
| Dreadnought |

- 2002 D-28 Spruce | Indian Rosewood
[SN:014]

Breedlove
| Revival |

Recent Revival OM 
Adirondack Red Spruce| The Tree Mahogany [SN:unknown]

Brondel, Laurent
Interview here
| A |
- 2009 A-2 custom European Spruce | Cocobolo
[SN:090424]
- 2010 A-2 custom Cedar | Walnut [SN100525]
| B |
2010 B-3 custom Port Orford Cedar | Port Orford Cedar [SN:pending]
| D |
2011 D-3 custom German Spruce | Macassar Ebony [SN:110321]

Brook Guitars
| Tavy |

- 1999 010 custom Sitka Spruce | Brazilian Rosewood
[SN:unknown]

Brune R.E.
| Anniversary |

- 1991 Anniversary 24/25 Spruce | Brazilian Rosewood
[SN:24 of 25]



C


Curran, Buck
Interview here
| Model 1 |

- 2006 Butterfly Model 1 German Spruce | Australian Blackwood
[SN:4]

Corbin, Mitch
| Dreadnought |

- 2008 D-18 style Carpathian Spruce | Mahogany
[SN:3]

Conde Hermanos
|
Felipe V |
- 2006 Felipe V Spruce | Spruce [SN:89]



D


Demos, Gary
| 1 |
- 1-45 style Adirondack
Spruce | Indian rosewood [SN:unknown]

Devine, Eric
| Tenor |
Tenor Ukulele 
Curly Cuban Mahogany Curly Cuban Mahogany [SN:unknown]

Dudenbostel, Lynn
Interview here

| Dreadnoughts|

- 1992 D-21 Adirondack
Spruce | Brazilian rosewood [SN:003]
- 2009 D-28 Carpathian
Spruce | Brazilian rosewood [SN:70]

Dunwell, Alan
Interview here

| Slope Dreadnought |

- 2003 Custom Adirondack
Spruce | Quilted Mahogany [SN:22]
| Serenade |

- 2005 Custom Double topped Adirondack
Spruce | Indian rosewood [SN:25]
| Minstrel |
-
2006 CustomDouble topped Adirondack Spruce | Double back Walnut [SN:26]

Druery, Christian
| MiroMiro |
- 2009 Custom Kauri
| Kauri [SN:custom]
| Ruru |

- 2009 Custom Kauri | Kauri [SN:custom]






Elliott, Jeffrey
Recent Steel String Model
European Spruce| The Tree Mahogany [SN:unknown]



F

Fleishman, Harry
- Recent ‘Cowboy’ Adirondack Red Spruce| The Tree Mahogany [SN:unknown]

Franklin Guitars, Nick Kukich
| OM |

- 1980 OM Spruce | Koa [SN:252]

- 1983 OM Spruce | Koa [SN:1/29]

- 1984 OM Spruce | Koa [SN:391]

| Prairie State |
- 2006 Prairie State Spruce | Madagascar [SN:586]

Froggy Bottom Guitars, Michael Millard
| Dreadnought |
- 2007 D deluxe Spruce | Indian Rosewood [SN:unknown]



G

Gibson Guitars
| J-200 |

- 1958 J-200 Spruce | Maple [SN:A28395]

| SJ |
- 1945 SJ Spruce | Mahogany [SN:2849]

Glaesel Guitars
| Legani |

- 1860 Legnani Model Spruce | Brazilian rosewood [SN:N/A]

Gurian Guitars, Michael Gurian
Check out our Gurian guitars identification and registry page here
| Gurian Gossip Column |
- Gurians and their Skinny Necks

| C Series |
- 1975 J-M Sitka Spruce | Mahogany [SN:C2374]
- 1977 S2M Sitka Spruce | Mahogany [SN:C2293]
- 1979 S3M Sitka Spruce | Mahogany [SN:C3614]
| D Series |
- 1980 S2M Sitka Spruce | Mahogany [SN:D1491]
- 1980 S3M Sitka Spruce | Mahogany [SN:D21XX]

Greven Guitars, John Greven
|Travel Guitar |
- 2010 Travel Guitar Adirondack Spruce | Flamed Maple [SN:Pending]

| 00 |
- 2007 0028c Adirondack Spruce | Brazilian rosewood [SN:2054]
| 000 |
- 2010 00028c Adirondack Spruce | Pao Escrito rosewood [SN:Pending]

|J |
- 2010 J White Lady Adirondack Spruce | Flamed Maple [SN:Pending]

Griffin Guitars, Ronnie Griffin
| D |

- 1995 D28 Adirondack Spruce | Brazilian rosewood [SN:2495]



K

Kinnaird, John
| 000 |

- 2010 00012c Sitka Spruce| Indian Rosewood [SN:84]

Kostal, Jason
| Modified Dreadnought | 

2012 Modified Dreadnought German Spruce| The Tree Mahogany [SN:unknown]

Kraut, Raymond
| Modified Dreadnought | 

Recent Modified Dreadnought European Spruce| The Tree Mahogany [SN:unknown]



L
L’arrivee, Jean
| L |

- 1982 L28 Model Sitka Spruce| Indian Rosewood [SN:unknown]

Larson Bros.
| Bruno |

- Mandocello Spruce| Brazilian Rosewood [SN:N/A]

| Dyer |
- 1915 Harp Guitar Style 8 Spruce| ?Mahogany [SN:691]
- 1920′s Harp Guitar Style 5 Spruce| ?Mahogany [SN:896]
| Euphonon |
- Square Shoulder Spruce| Brazilian Rosewood [SN:N/A]
-1934 Dreadnought Spruce| Brazilian Rosewood [SN:N/A]
| Maurer |
- 1904 Maurer 541 Spruce| Mahogany [SN:unknown]
- 1920 Maurer Parlor Spruce| Brazilian Rosewood [SN:6691]
- 1926 Maurer 551 Spruce| Brazilian Rosewood [SN:unknown]
- 1930s Maurer 593 Spruce| Brazilian Rosewood [SN:unknown]
| Prairie State |
- 1930′s Prairie State Jumbo Spruce| Brazilian Rosewood [SN:unknown]
- 1939 Prairie State F hole model Spruce| Maple [SN:1544]
| Stahl |
- 1912 Mandobass Spruce| Maple [SN:N/A]
- 1920s Stahl Style 6 Spruce| Brazilian Rosewood [SN:unkown]
- 1930s Stahl Style 6 Spruce| Brazilian Rosewood [SN:unkown]
- 1930s Stahl Style 8 Spruce| Brazilian Rosewood [SN:34733] *
| Stetson |
- 1916 Stetson Spruce| Brazilian Rosewood [SN:34733] *

Laskin, Grit
| Cittern |

- 1984 Custom 5 course Cittern Sitka S
pruce | Maple [SN:300884]

Leahy, Dennis
- Angelina Lutz Spruce | Bubinga
[SN:unknown]

Lichty, Jay 
2012 OM Lutz Spruce | Cuban Mahogany 
[SN:unknown]

Lowden
NB. Earlier Lowden model designations indicated the back and sides wood. We have classified them into Size for better clarity.
| Prefactory |

1976 L European Spruce | Indian rosewood [SN:1]
- 1979 L25 Cedar | Indian rosewood [SN:118]
- 1979 L32 European Spruce | Indian rosewood [SN:126]

| O Size |
- 1980 G7 Sitka Spruce | Ovangkol [SN:790]
- 1980s L25C Sitka Spruce | Indian rosewood [SN:790]

| F Size |
- 1993 F24 Cedar | Maple [SN:15487]
2006 F35cx Lucky Strike Redwood | Black Walnut [SN:15487]

| 30th Anniversary Series |
Last Serial no: 15063
Specs: Figured Pearwood Back and sides. Predominantly S & F models seen so far.
Serial numbers unlikely to be sequential for limted edition numbering.
- 30th Anniversary F Model 2 of 30 Sitka Spruce | Figured Pearwood [SN:15039]
- 30th Anniversary S Model 16 of 30 Sitka Spruce | Figured Pearwood [SN:15041]

Lucas, Randy
| Dreadnought |
- 1999 Kenny Smith Model Adirondack Spruce | Honduran mahogany [SN:043]

Lyon & Healy
| Aquilla |
- Vintage Conservatory Aquilla Spruce | Maple [SN:13073 ]


M

Maccubbin Guitars 
2012 Orchestra Series Spruce | Madagascar Rosewood [SN:NA]

Manson Guitars 
2012 “Sonic Sitka” Sonic Sitka Spruce | Bird’s eye Maple [SN:NA]

Martin Guitars
| Employee |
-
1980′s D-18
Spruce | Mahogany [SN:809-37]

| 1 |

-
1800′s 1-21 Adirondack
Spruce | Brazilian rosewood [SN:NA]
- 1880′s 1-26 Adirondack Spruce | Brazilian rosewood [SN:NA]

| 2 |
- 1928 2-45 Adirondack Spruce | Brazilian rosewood [SN:35150]*
- 1925 1-17 Mahogany | Mahogany [SN:pending]

| 0 |
- 1898 0-42 Adirondack Spruce | Brazilian Rosewood [SN:22368]*
- 1910 0-28 Adirondack Spruce | Brazilian rosewood [SN:11039]
- 1914 0-30 Adirondack Spruce | Brazilian rosewood [SN:11941]
- 1922 0-18 Adirondack Spruce | Brazilian rosewood [SN:16985]
- 1924 0-18 Adirondack
Spruce | Mahogany [SN:20532]
- 1926 0-18 Adirondack Spruce | Mahogany [SN:28098]
- 1927 0-18K Koa | Koa [SN:34273]
- 1927 0-28K Koa | Koa [SN33058]
- 1927 0-28K Koa | Koa [SN33068]*
-
1934 0-18K
Koa | Koa [SN56959]
- 1936 0-18 Adirondack
Spruce | Mahogany [SN:67638]

-
1943 0-18 Adirondack Spruce | Mahogany [SN:unknown]

-
1943 0-18 Adirondack Spruce | Mahogany [SN:83119]
- 1943 0-18 Adirondack Spruce | Mahogany [SN:83119]

| 00 |
- 1910 00-28 Adirondack Spruce | Brazilian rosewood [SN:11030]
- 1922 00-42 Adirondack Spruce | Brazilian rosewood [SN:17401]
- 1923 00-18K Koa | Koa [SN:18838]
- 1931 00-18 Adirondack
Spruce | Mahogany [SN:unknown]
1937 00-18H Adirondack Spruce | Mahogany [SN:unknown]
- 1940 00-21 Adirondack Spruce | Brazilian rosewood [SN:75154]*
- 1941 00-18G Adirondack
Spruce | Mahogany [SN77641]

| OM |
18
1930 0M18p Adirondack Spruce | Mahogany [SN:422xx]*
- 1930 0M18p Adirondack Spruce | Mahogany [SN:48883]
- 1931 0M18p Adirondack Spruce | Mahogany [SN:46809]
- 1932 0M18 Adirondack Spruce | Mahogany [SN:506xx]*
45
- 1988 OM-45K Koa | Koa [SN479043]

| 000 |
18
- 1936 000-18 Adirondack Spruce | Mahogany [SN:63278]
- 1940 000-18 Adirondack Spruce | Mahogany [SN:767xx]*
- 1943 000-18 Adirondack Spruce | Mahogany [SN:831717]
- 1946 000-18
Spruce | Mahogany [SN:972xx]*
- 1953 000-18 Adirondack Spruce | Mahogany [SN:130042]
21
1954 000-21 Sitka Spruce | Brazilian rosewood [SN:Unknown]
28
1948 000-28 Sitka Spruce | Brazilian rosewood [SN:104849]
- 1963 000-28c Converted -Adirondack Spruce | Brazilian rosewood [SN:189073]

| C |
2
- 1932 C-2 Adirondack Spruce | Brazilian Rosewood [SN:51486]

| D |

16

- 1992 D-16 Adirondack Spruce | Brazilian rosewood [SN:518018]*
18

- 1937 D-18 Adirondack
Spruce | Mahogany [SN:65577]*
- 1939 D-18 Adirondack Spruce | Mahogany [SN:72813]
- 1939 D-18 Adirondack
Spruce | Mahogany [SN:7287x]
- 1940 D-18 Adirondack Spruce | Mahogany [SN:74130]
- 1944 D-18 Adirondack Spruce | Mahogany [SN:87213]
- 1946 D-18 Sitka Spruce | Mahogany [SN:97836]
- 1948 D-18 Sitka Spruce | Mahogany [SN:106604]*
- 1948 D-18 Sitka Spruce | Mahogany [SN:106606]
- 1948 D-18 Sitka Spruce | Mahogany [SN:106550]
- 1948 D-18 Sitka
Spruce | Mahogany [SN:107814]*
- 1948 D-18 Sitka
Spruce | Mahogany [SN:108266]*
- 1949 D-18 Sitka Spruce | Mahogany [SN:108487]
- 1953 D-18 Sitka Spruce | Mahogany [SN:128708]
- 1953 D-18 Sitka Spruce | Mahogany [SN:132295]
- 1954 D-18 Sitka Spruce | Mahogany [SN:145XXX]
21
- 1958 D-21 Sitka Spruce | Brazilian rosewood [SN:162500]
28
- 1939 D-28 Adirondack Spruce | Brazilian rosewood [SN:72672]
- 1939 D-28 Adirondack
Spruce | Brazilian rosewood [SN:73537]
- 1943 D-28 Adirondack Spruce | Brazilian rosewood [SN:85772]
- 1944 D-28 Adirondack
Spruce | Brazilian rosewood [SN:89028]*
- 1945 D-28 Adirondack
Spruce | Brazilian rosewood [SN:906xx]*
- 1947 D-28 Adirondack Spruce | Brazilian rosewood [SN:99978]
1947 D-28 Adirondack Spruce | Brazilian rosewood [SN:100943]
- 1947 D-28 Sitka Spruce | Brazilian rosewood [SN:101654]*
- 1948 D-28 Sitka Spruce | Brazilian rosewood [SN:104xxx
]
- 1949 D-28 Sitka Spruce | Brazilian rosewood [SN:109997]*
1949 D-28 Sitka Spruce | Brazilian rosewood [SN:112858]
- 1949 D-28 Sitka Spruce | Brazilian rosewood [SN:111451]
1950 D-28 Sitka Spruce | Brazilian rosewood [SN:117xx]*
1955 D-28 Sitka Spruce | Brazilian rosewood [SN:147xx]*
- 1959 D-28e (converted to 45 style) Spruce | Brazilian rosewood [SN:167767]*
- 1957 D-28 Sitka Spruce | Brazilian rosewood [SN 153649]

1959 D-28e (converted to 45 style) Spruce | Brazilian rosewood [SN:167767]*
- 1959 D-28 Sitka Spruce | Brazilian rosewood [SN 170525]

- 1959 D-28 Sitka Spruce | Brazilian rosewood [SN 170929]
1968 D-28s Sitka Spruce | Brazilian rosewood [SN:23188]
- 1986 HD-28 Sitka
Spruce | Brazilian rosewood [SN:466131]
40

- 1990 D-40BLE Sitka Spruce | Brazilian rosewood [SN:496412]
4
5

- 1970 D-45 Sitka Spruce | Indian rosewood [SN:2674XX]
- 1977 D-45 Sitka Spruce | Brazilian rosewood [SN:R-248577]
1992 D-45 custom Sitka Spruce | Brazilian rosewood [SN:519288]
50
- 2006 D-50 Deluxe Sitka
Spruce | Koa | Koa [SN:115XXXX]

Mauel, Hank
| McCloud |
- Recent McCloud Port Orford CedarThe Tree Mahogany [SN:unknown]

McElroy, Brent
| Standard |
Recent Standard Entirely out of The Tree Mahogany [SN:unknown]

McKnight, Tim 
Interview here
| LowLander |
-
Sonic Sitka model Sonic Sitka
Spruce | Beeswing Mahogany [SN:119-0909-2010-LL]
| MiniMac |
Sonic Sitka model Sonic Sitka Spruce | Pernambuco [SN:118-0909-2010-MM]

Moore, Chuck (Moore Bettah Ukes)
| Tenor Ukulele |
Recent ’Jus Press’ custom Tenor out of Koa [SN:unknown]

Musser, Don
| Dreanought |
- 1997 Dreadnought style Colorado Blue Spruce | Indian rosewood [SN:173]


O

Olson Guitars
| SJ |
Recent Spruce | Tiger Myrtle [SN:NA]

Omega Guitars
| SJ |
- Creation Series Redwood | Koa [SN:NA]


N


Noar, Yaron Guitars
| Traveller |

- 2009 Phonon Adirondack Spruce | African Walnut [SN:NA]

New Era Guitars
| Round Shoulder | 

2012 Round Shoulder Deluxe Adirondack Spruce | Cocobolo [SN:NA]


P


Podunavac, Bozo
| Bell Western |
- 1969 Bell Western European Spruce | Brazilian Rosewood [SN:25469]
- 1970 Bell Western European Spruce | Brazilian Rosewood [SN:unknown]
- 1970 Bell Western 12 string Spruce | Indian Rosewood [SN:unknown]
- 1979 Prototype Sitka Spruce | ABS plastic [SN:unknown]

Prohaszka, Balazs
| Custom |
- 2009 Red and Black Sitka Spruce | Madagascar Rosewood [SN:01509]
- 2009 SJ with Faces Secret Topwood
| Indian Rosewood [SN:00405]


R

Ramirez, Jose
1961 Classical Spruce | Brazilian Rosewood [SN:unknown]

Ryan, Kevin
| Nightingale |
- 2009 Nightingale “Gold Rush” Redwood | Brazilian Rosewood [SN:680-65]
- Recent Nightingale “Dragonfly” Englemann Spruce| The Tree Mahogany [SN:unknown]


S

Sakashta, Taku & Mr. Sunami (Alphomega)
| SD |

2012 SD German Spruce | Brazilian Rosewood [SN:NA]

Santa Cruz Guitars
| D |

- 1991 Dreadnought Sitka Spruce | Koa [SN:593]
| Sinatures |
Recent Eric Skye Adirondack Spruce | Cocobolo [SN:Unknown]

Saville, Steve
| SJ |

Recent SJ  Lucky Strike Redwood The Tree Mahogany [SN:unknown]

Selmer
| Macaferri |
- Macaferri Spruce | Mahogany [SN:103]

Shimo, Takahiro
Sugilite Redwood| The Tree Mahogany [SN:unknown]

Sobell, Stefan
- 1990s Model 1 European Spruce | Indian Rosewood [SN:unknown]

Spira, Jack
2009 Custom Model Redwood | Tasmanian Mrytle [SN:200]

Stauffer
1830 Terz Spruce | Birdseye Maple [SN:unknown] 




Tippin, Bill (Tippin Guitars) 
| Signature Models |

-2009 El Mcmeen Signature Carpathian Spruce Cuban Mahogany [SN:unknown] 

True North Guitars 
| Model 1 |

Recent Model 1   Lucky Strike Redwood The Tree Mahogany [SN:unknown] 


W

Weissenborn
| Hawaiian |
Style 1
- 1920′s Style 1 Koa | Koa [SN:unknown 3 in our database]
- 1920′s Style 1 Koa | Koa [SN:unknown 4 in our database]
Style 2
- 1920′s Style 2 Koa | Koa [SN:unknown]
- 1920′s Style 2 Koa | Koa [SN:unknown 5 in our database]

| Kona |
Style 1
- 1920′s Style 1 Koa | Koa [SN:unknown 8 in our database]
Style 2
- 1920′s Style 2 Koa | Koa [SN:unknown 7 in our database]
Style 4
- 1920′s Style 4 Koa | Koa [SN:unknown 1 in our database]
- 1920′s Style 4 Koa | Koa [SN:unknown 6 in our database]

Wells, Sylvan
| Atlantic |
2012 Atlantic Adirondack Red Spruce| The Tree Mahogany [SN:unknown]

Woolson, Paul
| Ukulele |
Recent Ukulele Adirondack Red Spruce| The Tree Mahogany [SN:unknown]

Worth, Kelly
| Sonic Sitka Project |
- Sonic Sikta Project Sonic Sitka | Figured Mahogany [SN:N/A]


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- 1943 D-28 Adirondack Spruce | Brazilian rosewood [SN:85772]

 

 

 

 

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