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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

1969 Telecaster Custom

1969 Telecaster Custom

Guarantee you’ve never seen this before. A MINT like new 1969 Telecaster Custom complete with factory black headstock with gold lettering. Do you like 1 of 1 objects? Diversifying your investment? Having a guitar nobody else has? I always say buy the best condition you can afford. This is it. Literally looks unplayed. Housed in the original case. Contact Dying Breed.

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1968 Fender Telecaster Paisley

1968 Fender Telecaster Paisley

The cleanest 1968 Fender Telecaster Paisley that you’ll ever see. A truly rare guitar in mint condition. All original and in the original black hard shell case. Ash guard is present and looks brand new! The maple neck looks as if you bought it yesterday. Wear is nearly nonexistent. An investable guitar as well as a superb instrument. Four bolt neck plate. Call Dying Breed today to add this Paisley to your collection. VIBRANT.

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1954 Gibson J-45 full view

1954 Gibson J-45

A true icon of the guitar world. A 1954 Gibson J-45. Straight and original. This guitar passed through Matt Umanov at one point. This guitar is perfect for singer songwriter, blues, Americana, country, and certainly all brand of rock with its woofy, jumpy, sustaining tone.

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Gibson ES 330

1960 Gibson ES-330

Housed in a brown pink lined case, this 1960 one pickup Gibson Es-330 rock and roll machine is near mint and ready to be put to your use. A burst finish and finest materials. This is one of the biggest bangs for your buck in the vintage world AND an excellent investment. $10,000 buys this one and the case. Don’t delay.

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Gibson J-200 SOLD

1958-Gibson-J-200 - SOLD

One of the most expensive, envied, and fanciest guitars of its time. A comparatively rare blonde 1958 J-200. This one is full bodied in all the ways and has a sound that only pounds of maple provide. The tuners, the binding, the inlays- all esquisite. Housed in the original case this guitar came from a friend and professional musician in the United Kingdom. Trust us he knows what is good and terms this as the best sounding jumbo guitar he has played. A beauty with all the class to centerpiece your living room.

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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 ash tray guard as well as case candy. Including the Fender branded polishing cloth, instruction manual, cord, and original key to the very valuable original case! Flamed neck.

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1958 fender Stratocaster front

1958 Fender Stratocaster

I’m a Strat person, in particular the 1958-1959 maple board varieties with hot pickups. My heroes play strats and yours do too. With closed eyes and an imagination the Stratocaster is what you see when you think of the ever-present “Guitar”. Every one we’ve owned has been magical. And here comes another one! This is an all original guitar including the internal components. The finish is beautiful and has wonderful wear and patina. Housed in the original case.

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Chet Atkins

Chet Atkins

Here is a great value for the money. Chet Atkins is arguably one of the top 10 guitarists of all time. This is a made in America striking jet black Chet Atkins signature model complete with his actual hand signed signature (done at Merlefest). It is housed in a pink lined Gibson branded case. These are quite rare and an unique instrument for any collection.

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Crowder Guitar

Crowder Guitar

Perhaps the best luthier built guitar we’ve ever had. This Crowder features Brazilian rosewood back and sides- and pearl heel cap! Along with a shaded Adirondack spruce top. Diamond inlays along the fretboard, scalloped braces, and engraved tuners. Herringbone trim. It’s difficult to imagine a better modern guitar. It sounds incredible and stands up to at least half of the vintage pieces we’ve had come through. AND it comes with a Calton case.

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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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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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1939-000-18

1939 000-18

A truly beautiful 1939 000-18 for sale at Dying Breed Music. If you’re looking to build a collection, an investment portfolio, or to acquire instruments to inspire you with their sonic capabilities- call Dying Breed first.

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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 contemporaries at Gibson including the Advanced Jumbo and the Nick Lucas Special. The SJ-200 model went on to lasting fame after World War 2. And was billed by Gibson as "The King of the Flat-tops," while the SJ-100 became one of Gibson's most obscure, rare, - and most intriguing - flat-tops.

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1943 Gibson Southern Jumbo guitar

1943 Gibson Southern Jumbo

Just in today from a friend. A genuine all original banner era 1943 Gibson Southern Jumbo. These are so much more than simply a J-45 with dressed up binding and inlays. These are remarkably better wood and better craftsmanship. Truly a top end guitar with beautiful appointments. Original case is included. Please contact Dying Breed if interested. $19,500.

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A 1941 D-18 guitar laying on a wooden floor

1941 D-18

Another 1941 D-18 just landed. This one is quite clean and doesn't have anything like a heel or head stock crack. My favorite year of Martins. Please contact Dying Breed if interested. $37,000.

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1957 Fender Tweed Bassman

The granddaddy of them (ALL). An all original narrow panel tweed Bassman. The catalyst and forerunner for everything Marshall did. These have the tone from heaven and is exactly what you need for any application. Fender tweed amps are also a wise financial investment. Contact Dying Breed to purchase.

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A vintage 1937 00-18H Martin guitar laying on a worn oriental carpet

1937 00-18H

Only 255 of these were made in Martin history, and of course not all were shaded top. This 1937 00-18H, expertly converted, sounds fantastic. 12 frets to the body and a slotted head stock... two features that gives a very unique sound. A rare piece worthy of any collection and also a wonderful instrument.

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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
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.

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