May 2021 Acoustic Guitar Auction Report



Photo: Joey Lusterman

From the September/October 2021 issue of Acoustic Guitar

1943 Martin 000-18, a 1999 custom engraved National Tricone Style 4, a 1965 Di Giorgio Serie Artistica Autor No. 3, and a 2008 Collings D42 were highlights among the 19 guitars sold in Acoustic Guitar’s most recent online instrument auction, which ran from May 13 through May 27. Nearly 100 bidders participated, also purchasing instruments from esteemed small shops Santa Cruz, Lowden, Goodall, and Hill; individual luthiers Jeff Jewitt and Peter Wicklund; international powerhouses Taylor, Gibson, and Alvarez-Yairi; and brands that are gone but hardly forgotten, Langejans, Mossman, and Tacoma.

In addition to pleasing the lucky buyers and satisfied sellers, the auction also benefitted the Bill Collings Memorial Fund, which supports guitar education in public schools and programs.

The next Acoustic Guitar auction starts February 18, 2022 and closes February 28, featuring 20 noteworthy guitars, including examples from Petros, Martin, Gibson, and Taylor. For information about becoming a seller or buyer, please visit: Auctions.AcousticGuitar.com

  • 2006 Alvarez-Yairi WY1BR $1,450
  • 2014 Collings 02H Concert $3,700
  • 2008 Collings D42 Varnish Dreadnought $10,600
  • 1965 Di Giorgio Serie Artistica
    Autor No. 3 Nylon-String $2,150
  • 1997 Gibson ES-135 Semi-Hollow Electric
    $1,650
  • 1998 Gibson ES-175 Hollowbody Electric
    $3,450
  • 1993 Gibson J-200 VS Jumbo
    $4,000
  • 2003 Goodall Concert
    $2,800
  • 2017 Jewitt OM-MPL Orchestra
    $2,100
  • 2002 Kenny Hill Munich Nylon-String
    $2,000
  • 2004 Langejans RGC-6 Concert
    $2,700
  • 2016 Lowden S50
    $5,560
  • 1943 Martin 000-18 Orchestra
    $7,500
  • 1999 National Tricone Style 4 Custom
    Resonator $9,000
  • 1974 S. L. Mossman Flint Hills Special
    Dreadnought $2,200
  • 2012 Santa Cruz 00 Grand Concert
    $4,555
  • 1998 Tacoma Papoose P1E Custom
    High-Tuned $650
  • 2008 Taylor 914ce Grand Auditorium
    $2,600
  • 2017 Wicklund DR-16 Dreadnought
    $1,450

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