From the classic to the unusual to the simply incredible, Mass Street Music carries some of the world's most sought-after vintage guitars, right here in Lawrence, Kansas. Owner Jim Baggett is a pre-war vintage Martin aficionado and lends his expertise as a regular contributor on the popular PBS series "Antiques Roadshow".
So, whether you're shopping for THE guitar or just looking and dreaming, you'll always come across some interesting vintage electric and acoustic guitars at Mass Street Music. Every day is new, and you just never know what's going to come through the door next. Questions about any of these instruments? Just email us at , or contact Jim directly at or give us a call at 1-800-747-9980.
This vintage 1920 Orpheum No.1 Tenor Banjo is small but mighty. Though it is nearing its hundredth birthday, it is in Excellent condition and plays very well. It has a woody, rich tone, with just the right amount of plunk and twang, and a cool, almost resonator-esque sound especially as you move up the neck on the higher strings. Here with fantastic vintage inlay work on the fretboard and headstock, it looks great too. This 1920 Orpheum No.1 Tenor Banjo is a good value. Case not included. USED
This vintage 1919 Orpheum No.1 Tenor Banjo is in Excellent condition, especially considering its age. All original here except for a recent refret (which makes it a great player) and a new but retro-looking head. It's strung with celtic tenor strings, and tuned like an octave mandolin. Not only does this tenor sound great, but it looks fantastic - cool vintage headstock and fretboard inlay, and a thin metal armrest. This 1919 Orpheum No.1 Tenor Banjo comes with its worn but functional original case. $700. Consignment item. Sorry, shipping not included. USED
This 1926 Martin 00-28 is amazing. In Very Good condition, especially considering it is nearly 100 years old, it has no top or back cracks. It has had one professionally repaired and cleated side crack, as well as a neck reset, a fresh refret (the playability is excellent here), and new pyramid bridge, all done by the highly respected luthier T.J. Thompson. It has also had a minor French polish touch up on the bare wood pick area of the top. It has a stunning sound and incredible resonance. Original tuners. A vintage beauty, this 1926 Martin 00-28 comes with a newer hard case.
$14,000. Consignment item. Sorry, shipping not included. USED
This is a sweet 1982 Les Paul Standard in Very Good condition. The pots, neck pickup, switch and frets are all original here. The bridge pickup has been replaced with a Duncan. The cover for the neck pickup is gone. There is some play wear - scratches, dings etc (see photos), but this thing is a solid sonic beast through and through. Sounds amazing, with that great LP sustain (and heft), and comes with the original hard case too. Serial# 80772546. USED
This vintage 1964 Fender Mustang was built the first year this guitar was ever produced. This one is all original, and in Very Good condition - it has plenty of nicks and chips as you'd expect from something 49 years old, but it is still a vibrant cherry red, and plays beautifully. This has a 24" scale, with 22 frets and a smaller 1 1/2" nutwidth. No touch ups, the original frets and all the mojo you'd expect from a Mustang.
Originally favored by surf instrumentalists in the 60s, the Mustang found new life in later decades when punk and grunge musicians took a shine to used models for their (at the time) inexpensive price tags, unique trem system, and thinner necks. Players included David Byrne, Patti Smith, Kurt Cobain, Graham Coxon, Adrian Belew, PJ Harvey, Thurston Moore, Todd Rundgren...well it's an endless list really.This particular 1964 Fender Mustang comes with the original black and silver hard case too. Great guitar. s/n: L63802.
$1,499.99 Consignment item, sorry shipping not included. USED
This is a killer 1978 Fender Ash Stratocaster in Very Good Plus condition. This strat is a 9 pound, 3 ounce sonic beauty, all original, loaded with 3 single coil pickups, 5-way switching, Volume and two Tone controls. We're not certain, but it sure looks like Swamp Ash to us and it sounds fantastic. Whatever type of music you play, you can't go wrong with this classic. This has a few small dings (see photo), and a little finish checking, to be expected in something 35 years old, but structurally it's 100%, with great frets, a wonderful feeling neck and a really nice heft that just feels great. Nice sustain too. This 1978 Fender Ash Stratocaster comes with the original black hard case with orange interior as well. Serial# S898932.
$1,800. Consignment item, sorry shipping not included.
This 1979 Gibson Les Paul Custom is a mighty beast looking for a brand new home. This LP is in Very Good condition, all original including the chrome hardware, and comes with the original 'chainsaw' hard case as well. Frets are in good condition. There are some play nicks, most noticeably near the controls, buckle rash on the back and finish wear on the back of the neck (see photos), but nothing structural. This is a great player with a phenomenal sound. This baby sustains for days on end, and is a serious contender at 9 pounds, 15 ounces. All original, ready to roll. Serial# 72189564.
$2,500. Consignment item, sorry shipping not included.
This vintage 1937 Martin 00-18H is a rare and wonderful guitar, in Very Good condition. The H is for Hawaiian style set up, with a straight saddle and flat bar frets, but the guitar has been beautifully converted. The neck has been correctly reset and the fingerboard has a correct radius and nice, clean bar frets. The bridge is a correct replacement, with proper compensation for plectrum playing. The finish is all original, with minor nicks and scratches. This 00-18 has an exceptional clear, clean tone and is quick and responsive whether playing with fingers or a pick. Original soft shell case is included. Serial #67385. Questions on this 1937 Martin 00-18H? Just give us a call at 1-800-747-9980 or email us at - Jim B.
$7,500. Consignment item, shipping not included.
This vintage 1926 Gibson F2 Mandolin is in Excellent condition and comes with the original case. It's hard to imagine that a cleaner, more original example is out there. The original finish is bright and clean, with very minor weather checking and only a few nicks and dings. All the seams are tight, and all the metal and plastic parts are original and in very nice condition. The tailpiece cover shows very minor corrosion. This F2 has not been polished up for sale, it's just that nice! Excellent neck angle and proper bridge height here too. The original case shows minor wear, and is missing the handle, but the green interior is stunning. This Gibson mandolin plays beautifully and has a bright clear tone. Serial #82951. - Jim B..
$4,850. Questions about this 1926 Gibson F2 Mandolin? Just give us a call at 1-800-747-9980 or email us at
This vintage 1955 Fender Esquire is a super nice, clean, all-original example in Excellent condition. The neck is dated 7-55. The original finish is bright and clean and has very minor nicks, scratches and play wear. The Esquire model, a progenitor of the tele, was one of the first guitars made by Fender, back in 1950, and was favored by Johnny Cash band mate Luther Perkins whose classic Boom Chicka Boom sound is instantly recognizable. Later Springsteen, Syd Barrett and even Paul McCartney discovered the Esquire, sometimes modding it with an extra pickup. This particular '55 is original all the way through, plays great and has that unmistakably great sound. The original tweed case is nice inside with medium wear on the outside. Serial #7980. Questions on this 1955 Fender Esquire? Just give us a call at 1-800-747-9980 or email us at - Jim B.
$19,500. Consignment item, sorry shipping not included.
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