Instruments available now

  • Martin Simpson’s 2005 MS 2 Model guitar

    This guitar now sold.

    Martin Simpson is now gigging my new MS Mark 3 Model and is selling his 2005 MS Mark 2.

    This old dark Brazilian rosewood and German spruce guitar looks and sounds wonderful and has featured on the following of his albums.
    Prodigal Son
    True Stories
    Purpose and Grace
    The Full English.

    It is fitted with Martin’s combination amplification system consisting of Highlander and McIntyre Feather pickups and a stereo endpin jack. It comes in a Spider case, an excellent case with a particularly comfortable handle.

    This is a rare opportunity to buy a wonderful guitar with great provenance.  It’s a model I am no longer building because of current CITES regulations.

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    Martin says:
    I am selling my Martin Simpson signature Mark 2 guitar. This is a much loved and much recorded instrument and the main reason for its sale is that it is increasingly hard to travel with a Brazilian Rosewood guitar.

    In view of this Stefan has made me a Mark 3 Simpson model of African Blackwood and Transylvanian Spruce, another wonderful instrument. The Mark 2 guitar can be heard on several of my most successful records, including Prodigal Son.

    You can contact me via email simpsonianmusic@icloud.com

     

    Best German spruce soundboard, ebony fingerboard and bridge.

    Old dark Brazilian rosewood back and sides, Cuban mahogany neck

    Soundboard showing bearclaw figuring
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    Tail showing twin pickup stereo end-pin jack-socket
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    Heel showing Cuban mahogany neck
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    Brazilian rosewood side
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    Headstock with matching Brazilian veneer
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    Cuban mahogany headstock with Gotoh 510 machine heads
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    .After nearly 14 years, this guitar is thoroughly played in and sounds immense.

    It is in excellent condition, Martin looks after instruments well. The only marks are on the soundboard below the strings; Martin always marks guitars here, it’s part of how he plays.

    Soundboard under strings showing slight damage
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    As new Spider case

     Contact Martin via email simpsonianmusic@icloud.com

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  • 5 course maple / spruce mandolin

    Simon Meyler is selling his 2007 five course large bodied mandolin. Simon says:

    This is a remarkable mandolin.  The clarity of the instrument is beyond extraordinary with strong and well defined bass notes, complex and rich mids and clear and full trebles.  The quilted Maple is stunning and no less, the craftsmanship.

    Stefan fitted the Mandolin with a Lloyd Baggs pick-up which has served its purpose and without problems.  Comes with a custom Mike Mullins reinforced case.  This instrument is in pristine condition with no dints or marks whatsoever.

    You can hear the mandolin in action, acoustically on this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2YpDsgLk40

    E-mail:  simonmeyler@eircom.net

    Phone:  353-1-4641679

    Mobile:  0876383622

    Genuine buyers only please.

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  • 2002 Cocobolo Model 1

    John Cronin is selling his beautiful 2002 Cocobolo Model 1. He tells me it’s pristine, and the photos confirm this. Cocobolo makes great sounding guitars, and can be beautiful, as is the wood used on his guitar.

    John says:

    Back in 2001, I attended a guitar workshop at Little Grove with Martin Simpson. He was playing a guitar that fascinated me, it was beautiful and had the richest sound. 

    I contacted Stefan and he made this Model 1 guitar for me and I’ve loved every minute of playing it. I’m not a professional player so in reality it’s only been very lightly played and still in as new condition.

    The reason I’m selling is that I had an accident last year which really took the edge off my playing. I would like someone else to take this fabulous instrument forward and enjoy it every bit as much as I have.

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    You can email John at jcronindublin@gmail.com

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