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We want to earn your business of buying, selling, trading, and consigning premium vintage instruments. Never hesitate to call or email us. I promise that you will ALWAYS be treated like a person when interacting with us. We treat people like human beings and not transactions. It is my goal that Dying Breed Music be the most fair vintage guitar business in the country. When you call Dying Breed, you will always speak to the owner, and I will always have time to talk to you. “Only the Best Will Do” is not just a tag line- it is the way that we do business. With each guitar purchase a hand writen thank you note is included. Also in each case is a handmade in Tennessse Col Littleton brand leather good with the Dying Breed Music logo impressed into the fine leather and a handmade in New Orleans letter press Dying Breed Music poster. All shipping is expedited with the vast majority being executed overnight. At Dying Breed Music you will always be treated with dignity, respect, courtesy, and humility. 

We want to earn your business of buying, selling, trading, and consigning premium vintage instruments. Never hesitate to call or email us. I promise that you will ALWAYS be treated like a person when interacting with us. We treat people like human beings and not transactions. It is my goal that Dying Breed Music be the most fair vintage guitar business in the country. When you call Dying Breed, you will always speak to the owner, and I will always have time to talk to you. “Only the Best Will Do” is not just a tag line- it is the way that we do business. With each guitar purchase a hand writen thank you note is included. Also in each case is a handmade in Tennessse Col Littleton brand leather good with the Dying Breed Music logo impressed into the fine leather and a handmade in New Orleans letter press Dying Breed Music poster. All shipping is expedited with the vast majority being executed overnight. At Dying Breed Music you will always be treated with dignity, respect, courtesy, and humility.

Our Featured Guitars

Our Loyal Customers make our Business!

1937 Gibson Nick Lucas

1937 Gibson Nick Lucas

RARE and extremely desirable - truly in the special category. It was the first celebrity named guitar model Gibson ever produced. Fewer than 250 were made in the nine year run of the model- several configurations were used. The first version of the Nick Lucas model (a.k.a. "Gibson Special") was built with the same body outline as the L-1, but the depth was increased to 4.5". The deeper body made a huge difference in tone, and Gibson maintained it throughout the Lucas model's many design changes.

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1961 Strat

1961 Fender Stratocaster

NEW LISTING. After eleven years in this great business and going to guitar show to guitar show from sea to shining sea- THIS is the cleanest slab board Strat I’ve ever seen. 1961. Vibrant. Mind boggling in a genuine sense. Not only that but it comes with the original ashtray guard as well as case candy. Including the Fender branded polishing cloth, instruction manual, cord, and original key to the very valuable original case!

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1931 Martin- 0-18 Koa body and neck

1931 Martin- 0-18 Koa

A near mint true rarity. 1931- one of the best for Martin- 0-18 Koa. 12 frets and a slotted head stock. A special instrument.

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1978 Gretsch Country Gentleman body

1978 Gretsch Country Gentleman

One of my earliest guitar related memories was wanting a Country Gentleman. Now some 25 years later comes this 1978 Gretsch Country Gentleman. It’s as beautiful and vivid as the first time I saw one on stage. Made in U.S.A.

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1963 Gretsch Astro Jet. full front view

1963 Gretsch Astro Jet

A genuine vintage guitar from the golden era of vintage electrics. Red is my favorite color so this one checks a lot of rock and roll boxes.

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1938 Epiphone Triumph body front

1938 Epiphone Triumph

A rare and lively pre war 1938 Epiphone Triumph. A great investment and a good vintage instrument if it is your first or your tenth. Handmade during the acoustic golden era.

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Klon Centaur Pedal

Klon Centaur

The hits keep coming! We are blessed to have some of the best gear in the world. And now we have a Klon Centaur. Is this what your rig is missing? This is a good time to buy at these prices.

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1953 Fender Blackguard Telecaster

1953 Fender Blackguard Telecaster

This is a rare and desirable 1953 Fender Telecaster housed in the original case. The finish is original as are all parts, internal and external. All hardware including frets, tuners, bridge, screws, and knobs are as they left the factory. Inside the instrument all electronics remain original including the wiring, pickups, harnesses, pots, and caps. The logos and decals are uniformly original. Upon our extensive and thorough inspection, we date this guitar to Spring of 1953 (April-May)

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Gibson-J-45-Front

1944 Gibson J-45

Perhaps the most exciting guitar of the summer. These have been lionized and canonized in multiple books. Their sound prowess, build quality, and historical significance are noted. In my estimation these are particularly well suited for driving alternative country, blues, lively strumming, and Americana. Made originally for the working man, now more than ever ready for the working man’s music. An excellent instrument and an even better investment.

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I just wanted to write a note to say how much I appreciated our recent transaction. I am really in love with the guitar -- the 1940 rosewood J-55. Not only is it a spectacular model guitar from the golden era, but it is also one of the strongest, best sounding rosewood guitars I have ever touched.

But in addition to the guitar itself, I wan to thank you for all your efforts to support the transaction in the most trying of times -- in the middle of a pandemic. Through the whole process, your reliability and professionalism were exemplary -- I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone.
Thomas P. Barnwell III, Ph.D. M.I.T.
Distinguished Professor School of Electrical and Computer Engineering Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
Although my focus is on playing the guitar, for over four decades I’ve also met many guitar dealers, collectors, and repair experts around the country. In the quest for great guitars, I’ve found Lane Comeaux to be speaking the same language- details about the sound, construction, and “vibe” the old guitars have. Always very personable and helpful, as a player he also happens to be very good at finding these treasures, and knows there’s always more to be appreciated and enjoyed in the fascinating world of vintage guitars. He knows what I like!
Robert Bowlin
Solo performer and Veteran Nashville session musician (Kathy Mattea, Osborne Brothers, Ray Price, Tom T. Hall, Chet Atkins, Ray Price, Time Jumpers) Member of Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Boy 1993-1996, 1st place, National Guitar Championship
I bought a 1951 Gibson J-185 from Lane, the 9th one made and absolutely love it. It was as described. He's a great guy to deal with. Hope to do business with him again.
Ricky Skaggs
Country Music Hall of Fame Member, 15-time Grammy winner, CMA Entertainer of the Year
Lane is a DANGEROUS MAN, my wife says so!!.If I could I would buy every guitar he has. He always has amazing inventory..I just purchased a banner SJ and can’t wait to get it. I had been looking for one for a long time and Lane found it. Check out his site and get your check book out. Here’s to many more guitars! THANKS LANE!
Kent Blazy, Nashville, Tennessee
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Writer of seven #1 hits, including “If Tomorrow Never Comes” for Garth Brooks, Grammy nominee
Lane got it right when he named his outfit Dying Breed Music. His work and general approach represent the best values that too often get lost in today’s digital markets. Lane is honest, super knowledgeable, humble and straight-forward. He cares much more about helping you locate an incredible instrument that will make you happy than about making a sale. He was responsive to all questions and it was really a pleasure to do business together.
Jeffrey A. Summit, Ph.D.
Research Professor, Department of Music, Tufts University, Grammy nominee
I just received the 1909 Martin 0-28 from Lane. The instrument is exactly as he described it in his post. The transaction was flawless, the shipping was as scheduled and once I swapped the nylon strings out for a set of light gauge steel strings, I just put my head back and soaked in the tone and sustain. Next time I get the itch for an instrument I'm definitely checking with Lane, he's straight up the real deal. Keep up the good work, man. You've got a good thing going.
David Fraley, Colorado
Dying Breed music has an amazing way of consistently having the best acoustic guitars in the country. Since Lane is a player, he can give a very insightful “in hand “ description, and give you a good idea of the sound and playability of his fine instruments.
Andy Reiss
The Time Jumpers, A List studio musician, 6 time Grammy nominee, 3 time Grammy winner
I have been a customer of Lane’s for some years. One of my favorite people. He has a remarkable talent for finding fine vintage guitars in exemplary condition. His asking prices are fair & I have found him willing to negotiate on specific pieces. He’s careful in his packing & shipping & he gets back to me on questions pretty quickly, usually within 24 hrs or less. He’s knowledgeable about vintage instruments. And stays very up on where pricing trends are going for different segments in this rather volatile market. Have fun with your new guitar!
C.M.
As a university professor celebrating 38 years in the classroom, l am often asked to provide letters of recommendation. Sometimes I find writing the letter a difficult task. Today, writing this letter is easy because I am writing to provide my highest recommendation for Lane Comeaux. I am in a particularly good position to recommend Lane. Lane and I have been friends for 15 years, and that friendship started in my classroom. I immediately knew that Lane was destined for success, and l've been privileged to observe, and occasionally be a part of, his professional and personal journey.

You can evaluate Lane's academic background with a quick glance at his resume. His professional history is astonishingly strong. However, Lane has other qualities you won't see on his transcript or his resume. Lane will never fail to impress you with his commitment to integrity, reliability and honesty. These values described Lane at 18 years old, and l've seen him grow these attributes in his graduate education environment at USC.

I've known and worked with Lane for more than a decade, and I'm pleased to offer an unvarnished and highest recommendation on his behalf. I will never be surprised by anything Lane accomplishes. Have fun with your new guitar!
Dr. Jack R. Shock
Distinguished Professor of Communication
Harding University
This was my first vintage guitar buying experience...especially with buying something as expensive as this gorgeous 68 Fender paisley telecaster...you can image the stress and anxiety associated with such a purchase ....Lane was outstanding right from the start with fantastic communication and answered any questions I had promptly. The guitar arrived safely and packaged well above my expectations and just as Lane described. Would I do business with Lane again? Absolutely 100% A++.
Jay Pfeifer

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