Acclaimed bluegrass guitarist Norman Blake is selling some of his prized guitars and mandolins to Carter Vintage Guitars in Nashville, according to the website Mandolin Cafe. Above, watch Blake — playing a Martin — perform “Jordan Am A Hard Road To Travel” with his wife Nancy, from the DVD “Norman & Nancy Blake: The Video Collection.”

An administrator for Mandolin Cafe posted:

Carter Vintage has been asked to sell some of Norman Blake’s instruments and you’re seeing them here first–they’re not even on their website yet, but will be soon. We probably won’t list them all but certainly some of main interest to this community.

A few of Blake’s instruments that may soon be for sale include two pre-war Martins, a Gilchrist F-4 mandolin, and two 1915 Vega Cylinderbacks.

1941 000 Martin Guitar

1941 000 Martin Guitar

000 Martin back

000 Martin back

000 sides

000 sides

1921 0-21 Martin

1921 0-21 Martin

0-21 tuners

0-21 tuners

0-21 closeup

0-21 closeup

Gilchrest F-4

Gilchrist F-4

Gilchrist F-4 tuners

Gilchrist F-4 tuners

Gilchrist F-4 back

Gilchrist F-4 back

1915 Vega Cylinderback

1915 Vega Cylinderback

Vega back

Vega back

Another Vega

Another 1915 Vega

Check out Mandolin Cafe’s forum for even more images, and keep an eye on Carter Vintage for sale info.

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