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"In the usual form of Mothertone, they do something unusual."


It is important to us that wonderful musical instruments (especially vintage gems) actually get played. Mothertone connects artists with the right instruments. Often people don't know what sound or style they are chasing until they are amongst it. In that moment they feel the connection. 

 

We find the right instrument especially for you, so you suddenly feel like you've just found a lifetime friend. We also acquire very special instruments that we find and keep them ready and able to head out with carefully chosen artists to inspire a recording or writing session.
 

"Even when artists already own great instruments, that doesn't mean they own or have available all the sounds they need for inspiration or writing or recording. Amazing moments and tones come to those who seek.

So whether it be an 1800's Martin Parlour guitar, the sound of an old Gibson Les Paul with mini humbuckers, a vintage Gibson J45, a guitar that has featured on a ton of famous recordings, a full of mojo 1930's NY made jazz box, or something just cool, quirky and different sounding..... Mothertone is excited to be a part of many artists journeys. We find ourselves helping out very seasoned professionals, and educating some youngin's along the way regarding truly great tones.

We are proud to have supplied many genuine vintage instruments for authenticity in Baz Luhrmannn's 'ELVIS' movie and also to various museum exhibits.

 

Some vintage instruments also come our way needing minor, or major restoration/work to bring them back to their glory days.... It gives us great joy to have these come back to life. There is nothing like hearing a vintage gem sing again!

 

Below are a couple of our guitar cases.

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Cody Brooks.

 

The always awesome Nashville native Cody Brooks playing a mid 1800's Martin Guitar from Mothertone. This is a gem of an instrument that journeyed on a wagon train in the 1870's from New York to South Dakota during the free land grants era.

 

With solid Brazilian Rosewood back and sides and an incredible spruce top. It still resides in it's original wooden coffin case. Also hand made by the original CF Martin himself.

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Larry Mitchell.

Larry Mitchell is a Grammy award-winning producer, engineer and performer who has toured the world playing guitar with artists including Tracy Chapman, Steve Vai, Billy Squier, Ric Ocasek, Miguel Bosé. What a range of styles. In his original compositions, Larry weaves guitar textures that showcase his virtuosity.

Larry has used several Mothertone supplied guitars on his album recordings from a 50's nylon string Martin to rare Les Pauls. Live at Mothertone's Mother Of All Hangs in Nashville, and even on his Australian tour, Larry has enjoyed the selections.

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