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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

37-d-28

1937 D-18

A+ crack free Adirondack top over hand scalloped forward shifted X braces. Original finish. 1 3/4 nut. It plays extremely easily. Notes leap out of this instrument and the sustain is jaw dropping. The pre war D-18 is in my opinion the pinnacle of what Martin contributed to the guitar world. Original open back tuners.

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1941-sj-100

1941 SJ-100

Only 177 super jumbo 100s were made in the three year span of this model- 1939-1941. Maple neck, ebony fretboard, mahogany back and sides. This guitar was more expensive than it’s comtemparies at Gibson including the Advanced Jumbo and the Nick Lucas Special.

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1964-CBS-Stratocaster

1964 custom color candy apple red pre CBS Stratocaster

Just in. An all original 1964 custom color candy apple red pre CBS Stratocaster in the original case. An L serial number, clay dots, green guard, and Brazilian rosewood fretboard. Among the last pre CBS custom color Fenders.

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om-18

1932 OM-18

A truly special Martin from the golden era. A shade top Martin of any variety is noteworthy, but a shade top from the early 30s- on one of Martins most important makes this a crown jewel. Long scale, Adirondack top, forward shifted bracing. Loud, airy, with a ton of sustain. Excellent condition.

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1932-00-21

1932 00-21 shade top

Diamond inlays, Adirondack top, 12 frets, slotted head stock, Brazilian rosewood back and sides, Ebony fretboard, herringbone trim, Martin stamp on the back of the head stock. The only shade top 00-21 I’ve ever seen. A truly great guitar in every way.

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1934-MARTIN-000-18-SHADE-TOP

1934 Martin 000-18 shade top

A truly superior guitar and a rarity among rarities. An early 30s 000-18 with an original shade top finish is extraordinarily scarce. This is a pre war instrument complete with an Adirondack spruce top, hand scalloped forward shifted bracing, and the Martin logo on both the front and back of the head stock. A neck set was recently performed. 

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Our Loyal Customers make our Business!

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

I bought two significant collector level guitars from Lane and it was a true pleasure. He is honest, prompt, fair in his prices, and accurate in his description and understanding of rare instruments. He is a great dealer with high quality pieces. Highly recommend.

John-Garrett Kemper
J.D. William and Mary Law School, Kemper Consulting

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
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

David KrieselDavid Kriesel
Guitar Services, LLC

David Kriesel hails from the Northwoods of Wisconsin. The son of a carpenter, he began his journey in the love of woodworking in his fathers wood shop. His mother had that old beaten guitar on which he did his first string changes. She also bought him his first guitar (a Hamer Strat copy) and he brought it home and immediately disassembled every screw on the guitar.

He began guitar repair just after graduating high school (2002) at his small town’s music shop where he worked until he decided to attend the Minnesota State College – Southeast Tech (Red Wing) Guitar Repair and Construction program. He graduated the two year program in 2013 and earned a position at Gruhn Guitars. He published articles in Guitarmaker magazine and shot many guitar centric videos that can be found online. In 2020, he decided to start his own guitar services company where he began doing repair work with Dying Breed Guitars.

He specializes in neck resets, refrets, bridge work, touch up, vintage stringed instrument authentication, and is fully qualified in all other aspects of stringed instrument repair including being a Fender Authorized Service technician. His can be found on instagram: @kriesellyd

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