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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

1957-J-200

1957 J-200

An absolutely stunning J-200 in a beautiful burst finish completed by the same craftsmen who executed the revered burst finishes on Les Pauls and Es-335s in subsequent years. This is a truly jaw dropping guitar and was actually more expensive than the Les Paul in the Gibson catalouges of the day.

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1928-Gibson-Nick-Lucas

1928 Gibson Nick Lucas

Just in- truly in the special category. A 1928 Nick Lucas (“Gibson Special”). These were in fact the first guitars named for an artist- not endorsed- but actually named. In the nine year run of this model, fewer than two hundred and fifty were made. Complete with a four inch body (sharing this distinction only with the short lived Jumbo model)- this guitar’s tone is very much something to literally write home about.

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1939-Gibson-Recording-King-Ray-Whitley-Rosewood

1939 Gibson Recording King Ray Whitley Rosewood

Just in- an extraordinarily rare Gibson made Ray Whitley model with Brazilian Rosewood back and sides. In only two total years of production, 180 of these guitars were made. These are the subject of much lore and have been written about extensively in various books as well Vintage Guitar Magazine. Many dealers and collectors never see one of these in person in their entire lives.

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1929-00-42

1929 00-42

We always strive to be known for having some of the best instruments in the country. It’s hard to pick a favorite- but this one is definitely in the running. It’s a 1929 00-42 housed in the original case. As if that were not special enough- this guitar was owned and played extensively by Bill Boyd- the founder and frontman of The Cowboy Ramblers.

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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

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