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The Nick Lucas Special Guitar

Before Les Paul and his namesake guitar became poster boys for Gibson in 1952, and before Tiny Tim popularized “Tiptoe Through the Tulips” in 1968, Nick Lucas did both by 1929.

Nick Lucas was born in 1897 in Newark, New Jersey, and his Nick Lucas Special Guitar was born in the mid-1920s in Kalamazoo, Michigan (although Gibson did not make the guitar available to the public until 1927). “The Crooning Troubador,” Nick Lucas was a star of stage and screen throughout the Twenties and Thirties, and the Nick Lucas Special, a small-but-deep-bodied steel-string acoustic guitar, his musical counterpart.… Read More

Vintage Guitars & Memorabilia Preview
October 18 | Nashville

Vintage Guitars & Memorabilia Preview

Featuring the Collection of Little Jimmy Dickens

Tuesday October, 18 | 12PM-7PM

Join Skinner for a preview at The Grand Ole Opry House featuring highlights from the November 5 Vintage Guitars & Memorabilia Auction. This event is free and open to the public.

The Grand Ole Opry House | Studio A 2804 Opryland Drive Nashville, TN 37214

Contact Us: Adam Tober Director, Fine Musical Instruments music@skinnerinc.com 508.970.3135… Read More

Skinner to Host Fine Musical Instruments Auction on May 22

BOSTON, MA – May 10, 2016 Skinner, Inc. will present its first Fine Musical Instruments auction of 2016 in its Boston Gallery on Sunday, May 22 at noon. This auction will feature 250 lots, including a selection of antique and vintage fretted instruments, several historically significant wind instruments, and a wide variety of classical stringed instruments and bows.

Fretted Instruments

Leading a selection of antique and vintage mandolins, banjos and guitars is a fine Classical Guitar by Robert Bouchet (Lot 26, estimated between $40,000 and $60,000), from the estate of noted Mexican classical guitarist Mario Beltrán del Río.… Read More

Auction Features Vintage American Guitars and Rare Violoncello
First Dall’ Aglio violoncello to be offered at auction

BOSTON, Mass. – APRIL 17, 2013 – Skinner, Inc. will host an auction of Fine Musical Instruments on Sunday, April 28th in its Boston gallery. The sale offers more than 300 lots of stringed instruments including vintage American guitars, violins, cellos, and bows, as well as two instruments by Giuseppe Dall’ Aglio of Mantua. Instrumentalists are welcome to come play the instruments during the previews on April 26th through April 28th.… Read More

The Guitar Market: Underrated Acoustic Guitars

If you love acoustic guitars, and want to know where the best values are–if your motivation is to have and play something that you love–then you may want to consider vintage and antique instruments that are often overlooked in the marketplace.