John Alvey Turner
Home. History. Inventory. Accessories. Strings. Banjo Parts. Contact Us.

Chanticleer Resonator Plectrum Guitar

UK c.1990s, cutaway metal body with bird & palm tree cutouts, single National style spun ‘biscuit’ cone, sunburst 24 fret maple neck (joins body at 18th fret), pearl & abalone phd inlay, ebony fbd, Grover Rotomatics, custom ordered for professional jazzer, clear & strong tone with great projection, original custom Calton hard case, EC

£1,950

Photos


Dobro 60D

c.1975, sunburst, maple, 12 fret, slot head, rosewood fbd, sound well, screen holes, new bone nut, some playwear but no cracks/repairs, loud and vibrant, a bluegrass classic, EC, OHC

£1,250

Photos

Ivan Guernsey “Dobro” Resophonic


USA c.2001, square neck, walnut, solid phd, 12 fret neck, superb custom made bluegrass favourite as endorsed by Mike Auldridge, OHC, EC+

£1,850

Photos

National Duolian


c.1937, 14 fret squareneck, steel body, faux rosewood grained enamel finish, rolled in f-holes, solid phd, rare in this colour and configuration, incredibly loud and resonant, EC, ‘50s Supro HC

£1,950

NOW

£1,600

Photos

“Oahu” Hawaiian Guitar


square neck, c.1930s, made by Kay (Chicago), sunburst birch, slothead, large aluminium bridge, all original except for added nut raiser, some playwear but no cracks/repairs, sweet sounding student model from the exotic paradise island of Cleveland, Ohio, VGC, GB

£250

Photos

OMI Dobro 60DS

(made in USA), c.1992, 12 fret square neck, slothead, sunburst laminated maple body, figured rosewood fbd, sound well, bone nut, screen holes, added Kent Armstrong pick up (can easily be removed), some scratches and playwear but structurally fine, traditional bluegrass favourite with vintage tone and great projection, VGC, OHC

£1,150

Photos

WE BUY, SELL AND EXCHANGE all fretted instruments - guitars, banjos, mandolins, ukuleles, Hawaiians, resophonics - in fact, anything cool, interesting or unusual!


Worldwide courier delivery can be arranged at cost.

Abbreviations


Features

b/s = back and sides : btn = button : inl = inlaid

fbd = fingerboard : pgd = pickguard : phd = peghead : pce = piece

tpce = tailpiece : t’shell = tortoiseshell

mop = mother of pearl : aba = abalone : adj = adjustable

HC = newer hard case : OHC = original hard case

OSC = original soft or semi-hard case : GB = gig bag


Condition

Mint/as new = all original unplayed condition

EC (Excellent Condition) = all original, no repairs/refinish unless noted, some playwear

VGC  (Very Good Condition) = basically all original, may have minor repairs/refinish but no other issues unless noted, moderate playwear

GC (Good Condition) = generally sound, possibly some repairs/refinish, may need work as noted, moderate to heavy playwear

PC (Poor Condition) =  Issues and work required as noted

Hawaiian &
Resophonic
 Guitars

To view photos: