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Ernie McMillen custom, Northern Ireland 2007 with case £2000
Ernie Mcmillen was the Senior Luthier for the Avalon Guitar Company from March 1986 to May 2012. .This is a one off, custom guitar made for Charlie Harcourt of local Band Lindisfarne. Flame maple back and sides, spruce top, mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard and bridge.
AB Manson 'Magpie' England 1994, with case
Dobro model 27,USA 1933 with case £1850
Auden Chester Golden Sunburst Spruce Full Body, China with case £950
Superb guitar in excellent condition. Has fitted pickup. Auden say: Top: AAA Spruce. Back: Solid Flamed Maple. Sides: Solid Flamed Maple.
Neck: African Mahogany. Joint: Dovetail / Hide Glue
Fingerboard: Ebony. Head plate: Ebony. Detailing: Maple / Ebony. Nut: Bone. Bridge: Ebony. Saddle: Bone / Composite. Pins: Ebony. Machine heads: Schertler 18:1 open. Finish: 3 Tone Sunburst Full Gloss
Preamp: Brad Clark Supernatural. Case: Vintage Grey Buck.
Taylor GS Mini mahogany electro - left hand, with gig bag £450
Freshman Apollo Series FABWIN (AB3 Winter) with case, £350
Fender Ron Emory Ash slope shoulder, £250
Pretty much as new. Fender said - The new Fender Ron Emory Loyalty Slope Shoulder Dreadnought Ash Butterscotch is a homage to some of the long time T.S.O.L. (True Sounds of Liberty) guitarist's favourite features. The Ron Emory “Loyalty” Slope-Shoulder Dreadnought electro acoustic guitar features an all-ash body, maple neck and butterscotch-stain finish resembling his ’52 Telecaster. Other features include quartersawn scalloped “X” bracing, elegant herringbone body binding and rosette, soft “V” neck profile and aged neck binding, rosewood fingerboard with diamond inlays and 12th-fret “Loyalty” logo, 20 large vintage-style frets, 1970s-style Fender headstock, three-ply pickguard, vintage-style rosewood “Viking" bridge with Graphtech Nubone compensated saddle, open-gear tuners, and Fishman Isys III pickup/active preamp system with built-in chromatic tuner, on/off switch, three-band EQ and volume control.
Faith Mercury £325
Tanglewood Winterleaf TW Mini Koa, £290
Cassidy CA451, with gig bag £200
Tanglewood Java TWJF, £175
Guild D4-12 NY, USA c.1991 with hard case, £600
Reasonable condition. Had a couple of splits in the sides but these have been repaired.
Straten Club 40, UK 1940's, £350
Good, playable condition and, unlike many archtops, has a warm sound. The binding around the top has been replaced, badly, with black rather than the original white material. The Vintage Hofner site has this info:
Jo Van Straten was the manager of Selmer's London Charing Cross Road shop in the late 1930's/early 1940's. Immediately after World War II, Jo teamed up with a guitar maker called Dick Knight, and together they started producing archtop guitars under the Straten label, using a workshop in Bridle Lane, Soho, London.
Unfortunately, the business only lasted until 1948, at which stage Dick Knight went to work for the Selmer UK Company, which was being run by the brothers Ben and Lew Davies. Dick, under this new regime, carried on producing archtop guitars, although still under the Straten banner. The one illustrated above was named the "Club 40 Model". As this model name had not been used previously by the Straten company, one can only conclude that it was Selmer and the Davies brothers who decided on that name.
Kimbara 'Folk Guitar' , Japan 1970's £150
EKO P8, Italy c.1962, £95
Regent, Japan c.1960 with case £125
Probably made in Japan. Around a 3/4 scale length. Nice for old time blues.