2022 Craig Bumgarner#84 for sale

daverepairdaverepair Vermont, USANew Craig Bumgarner 'Selmer' style

I bought this new last year. It’s a fine instrument, and many here are aware of Craig’s quality builds. The tone, volume and cut are excellent. I find, however, I mostly play my vintage Epiphone and Gibson archtops, preferring a heavier string gauge, and how they suit my mix of vintage jazz and roots/ Americana. The guitar comes in a handmade, fitted, European made case, purchased from ****.com last year at the same time. $3500, plus shipping.

I’m a full time luthier doing repairs: there is a video of my demoing the CB at my FB page, ‘David Richard Luthier’. I have sold quite a few guitars on Reverb, with excellent feedback, as ‘Dave’s Shop’, in Vermont. More pics on request.

(I haven’t yet listed this on Reverb, hoping to avoid the fees).



  • Russell LetsonRussell Letson Prodigy
    Posts: 360

    The Baumgartner is nice, but the instrument that has me drooling is the resurrected Epiphone you used to demo the Kent Armstrong pickup. Not that I need another archtop, since I've had a '46 Broadway for 20 years now. (It currently wears a repro DeArmond.)

  • Posts: 50

    Hi Dave, this isn't by chance still available? Thanks

  • CraigHensleyCraigHensley Maine New
    Posts: 74

    I remember seeing this one sold on his Reverb listing. Craig Bumgarner has a used one for sale on his website, CB #80.

  • Jangle_JamieJangle_Jamie Scottish HighlandsNew De Rijk, some Gitanes and quite a few others
    Posts: 206

    Wow, lovely guitars! Interesting to see Craig's soundholes are positioned a little higher than traditional Selmers, maybe by about 12 or 14mm. I wonder what that positioning does to tone and volume. It reminds me of the later Busatos.

  • ethanwmethanwm Burlington, VermontNew
    Posts: 4

    Dave, too bad you're selling! I'm perpetually trying to set up a regular-ish Vermont GJ jam. At least I know I can go to Corinth instead of Montreal if I need something fixed...

  • daverepairdaverepair Vermont, USANew Craig Bumgarner 'Selmer' style
    Posts: 24

    Been meaning to post: this guitar has been sold!

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