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Updated: September 7th, 2022

#70, January 2020, model Corazón

This guitar was taken in trade on a new Selmer size CB. One owner, excellent condition, a few nicks and dings. No noticeable fret or fingerboard wear, very playable, great Corazón sound. European spruce top, birdseye maple back and sides, mahogany neck, Ebano fingerboard, EVO-Gold frets, Miller tuners, CB custom tailpiece.    French polish.  $3,600 plus shipping. Maryland residents pay 6% sales tax.


2022 Bumgarner Octave Mandolin. Very slightly used. The owner commissioned this last winter. He recently had the opportunity to buy his “dream guitar”, a 1951 John D’Angelico tenor guitar and needs to sell his other instruments to rebalance the exchequer. Here’s what I wrote on my blog after it was delivered in February this year:

Custom ordered Octave Mandolin based on my Parlor Gypsy body (370mm by 475mm). Lutz spruce top, birdseye maple back and sides. Maple neck with walnut spline. 22-7/8″ (~581mm) scale. Adjustable truss rod. Ebony fingerboard, EVO Gold frets. Ebano bridge and mustaches. Rubner 4 on a plate tuners, custom CB tailpiece. Double course strings, mandolin style, tuned GDAE. Light tint and French polish finish.

This Octave Mandolin is for sale by the owner. If interested, let me know ( and I will put you in touch with him.

Currently, I have no inventory of new guitars as I am working to fill orders. The best way to get a new Bumgarner guitar is to place an order.

One Comment

  1. Craig,

    This is a beautiful instrument. It has a rich tone and seems to be very responsive in the videos with Michael playing some very nice passages to demonstrate the evenness and clear tonal qualities throughout the range of the instrument. The sound is very well balanced from rich, dry bass to clear bell like trebles. Sweet!


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