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Thank you for considering Dying Breed Music.

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

1943-D-18

1943 D-18

A tremendous guitar bolstered by an Adirondack top, ebony rod, and scalloped bracing. Of note, this guitar was also taken to WWII. This is truly one of the top top five best sounding D-18s we've had and definitely looks the part. Grab a piece of American and music history. $25,000.

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940-GIBSON-J-55-ROSEWOOD

1940 J-55 Rosewood (1 of 1)

This is an extremely special guitar. This is the only rosewood back and sides J-55 ever known to be produced. Some say a rosewood J-55 was never made- but yet here it is. Like some of our other inventory- rare is hardly the word. A few well repaired cracks but all original parts. This is perfect for anyone who wants a totally unique pre war Gibson. $25,000.

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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. $21,500.

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1943-GIBSON-SOUTHERN-JUMBO

1943 GIBSON SOUTHERN JUMBO

All original 1943 Southern Jumbo. A real banner! Rare and the best wood was reserved for this top of the line model. Adirondack top and scalloped bracing. Original finish. $11,500.

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Our Loyal Customers make our Business!

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 Three- time, Grammy winner

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