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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.
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 714CE, USA with hard case £2000
Bought new in March 2020 this guitar is unplayed/as new. Taylor say: The Taylor 714ce V Class Electro Acoustic 2018 provides the player with a solid-wood construction, a sonically-versatile and powerful tonal output combined with high-quality ES2 electronics and Taylor's innovative V-Class bracing. With a solid Lutz spruce and solid Indian rosewood construction, the Taylor 714ce produces a versatile yet powerfully-rich sound with plenty of warmth and a superb response. In addition, the 714ce features a comfortable grand auditorium body with a Venetian cutaway profile and comes equipped with incredible V-class bracing; offering a comfortable playing experience and easy access to upper frets, whilst its V-class bracing adds more volume, more sustain and improved intonation for a full, true, and consistent tone. Furthermore, the Taylor 714ce comes equipped with ES2 electronics which captures the Taylor's dynamic properties via its innovative behind-the-saddle construction, perfect for the performing musician. Lastly, the 714ce offers an old school aesthetic by sporting koa binding, herringbone-styled rosette and a weathered brown pickguard with nickel tuners. Taylor deluxe hardshell case included.
Aria Elecord AE-100, Japan c.1980 with new tweed case, £400
Excellent condition, beautifully constructed and plays very well. Apparently only 200 of these were made in Japan between 1979-1981. See pics for famous players of this model (OK, I'm struggling here) Cliff Richard's guitar sold at auction in 2005 and has a seial number only 5 digits away from this one. Whoo Hoo! And, I'll have nothing said against Val Doonican (Hello there!).
Yamaha SLG200NW, with gig bag £400
Excellent condition. Yamaha say: The SRT (Studio Response Technology) pickup is the same one that is featured on the Japanese Yamaha A Series guitars. The SRT pickup is designed to use the individual elements for each of the strings. This helps to produce an ultra-clear and ultra-wide bandwidth signal to deliver an excellent dynamic response. The tonal output of the SRT system possesses exceptional tonal accuracy. Combined with the new SRT Mic Modeling Pre-Amp System, which features the premium Neumann U67 microphone model, the tone shaping capabilities of the SLG200NW are endless.
Tacoma Roadking, USA 1999, £400
Good condition with a superb deep sound. Also has a pickup.
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
Larrivee L-03, USA with hard case, £1000
Superb condition. Larrivee say: Jean Larrivee started crafting guitars in Toronto. The company moved to Vancouver in the '80s and opened a second factory in California in 2001. The Larrivee L-03 uses Larrivee's signature L body style which is smaller than a dreadnought. Mahogany Neck, Canadian Sitka Spruce top, Ebony fingerboard, Sapele back & sides
Epiphone Texan FT-79, 2016 3250
Barely used and a fine sounding guitar.
Ozark 3802 with added pickup, £175
Excellent condition with added Fishman pickup.
Tanglewood Winterleaf TW Mini Koa, £290
Tanglewood Sundance TW1000CE, with Hiscox case, £400
Good condition, a few marks but nothing major. Good hard case included.
Ashbury Lindisfarne Tenor guitar, Vietnam with hard case £400
Very good condition. Tuned GDAE. Solid cedar top, Solid koa back and sides. Cutaway with Fishman pick-up.
Fender FR-50, £200
Pretty much as new.
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.
Egmond, Holland 1960's? £75
An example of what was available in the 60's to learn on. Has the movable bolted on neck so you can adjust the action in a jiffy. Not in great shape but it plays.
Kay K500SD , Korea 1980's £90
In good condition this Gibson copy has an early pickup fitted as standard. Given there's no preamp though it's not a got much of an output signal. Remember in the early 80's people were still using microphones to amplify guitars in many cases.