Collector Type:



Since 1972, I have bought and sold countless guitars… must be well into 700-800 instruments to date. However, most of this buying/selling is behind me now. I have a handful of keepers that work just fine. Sure, the best ones are gone, but these current axes will definitely do for the remainder of my stay.

Guitar I would love to own:

Vega Cylinder Guitar

Favorite guitar in my collection:

My beat up 73 Les Paul Custom or my 2012 Hexomorph Volcano Telecaster

The guitar I would love to add to my collection:

Guild D-55, any Goodall, Maton or First Act

My favorite guitar manufacturer:

Estaban (ha, just kidding), Daisy Rock!

My favorite Luthier or tech:

Uh, me

My favorite amplifier:

Magnatone 480

My favorite guitar show:

is the one where I score a killer axe for low dough

Last guitar show attended:

Last month

Favorite place to shop for guitars:


  • Yes Sir, two H-49 Jupiter Stratotones. If you want, you can see and read about them in my collection on AxVault.

  • I think I’ve heard of Texas Flood… a 4pc out of Marlborough, MA doing rock and blues favs.

  • Dean commented on the blog post Martin 0-17 7 years, 11 months ago

    Denny, Thanks for your interest. Not sure if you’re aware, but AxVault is not for selling guitars. It’s for putting them on display and telling about them without giving out any personal info about them,(including the s/n and location). My axes are on here so both my insurance company and I can have a visual […]

  • Dean posted an update: 8 years ago

    I still need to post my two 1960 Harmony H-49 Stratotone Jupiters (yep, I got two of them), and my 1950’s all-mahogany Kay archtop with adjustable truss rod. What am I forgetting… Oh, my 1916 Kumalae soprano uke in stunning koa and my 1960’s Silvertone 1452 Coral guitar with lipstick pups.

  • Not sure what it’s worth. You may want to check Ebay completed auctions as that’s what people are truly willing to pay. You may have to wait until one sells to find out. Did you know it was a baritone uke (as opposed to a tenor guitar like most of the books say?) If so, […]

  • Dean commented on the blog post Martin 0-17 8 years, 4 months ago

    Oh yeah! She’s a player.

  • Dean commented on the blog post Martin D-2R 8 years, 5 months ago

    David, the only place mine is stamped D-2R is on the guitar’s ID plaque that’s adhered with double-sided tape to the neck block inside the guitar. The model number and s/n are not written or stamped anywhere else on the instrument. Did the previous owner tell you it’s a D-2R or is it a guess? […]

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