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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.
Ozark 3515N with added Lace Sensor pickup plus case, £375
Loar LO-16, China with hard case, £200
Levin Goliath LN-26 with hard case, Sweden c.1968, £800
Lovely condition with no issues. Great sound.
Guild M140E, with case, £500
Great condition with durable fight case. Guild say: With its comfortable body and distinctive voice, the M-140E provides excellent balance and a delicate tone. Built with a solid Sitka spruce top and solid African mahogany back and sides, the M-140E’s 24 ¾” scale length and 1 ¾” nut width on a vintage shaped Guild neck make this concert size guitar easy to play. The M-140E features a bone nut and saddle, mother-of-pearl rosette, and period-correct tortoiseshell pickguard. This model also showcases Guild’s iconic Chesterfield headstock emblem reminiscent of 1960s Guilds, and includes Guild’s new lightweight polyfoam case. Available in Natural gloss finish with a Guild/Fishman Ap1 with Sonicore pickup.
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.
Fender Sonoran SCE, with case £225
Excellent condition. Fender say: Fender's Sonoran SCE is decked out for even more sun-and-fun acoustic action, upgraded with a three-ply pickguard, bone nut and bridge saddle, and vintage-style Fender “Viking” bridge. It’s perfect for those who dig vintage styling and seek to ride the wave of Fender’s classic Southern California history and vibe. Other premium features include a “tight” dreadnought cutaway body shape, resonant solid spruce top with scalloped X bracing, mahogany back and sides, stylish checkerboard rosette, body binding, vintage C-shaped maple neck with dual-action truss rod and matching painted Stratocaster® headstock shape, 20-fret rosewood fingerboard, rosewood bridge with compensated saddle, forward strap button with internal block reinforcement, gloss neck and body finish, and Fishman® Isys III pickup system with active onboard preamp and tuner.
Line 6 Variax 700 acoustic,Korea with gig bag, £400
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.
Gretsch Synchromatic G100, Korea 2007, £400
EKO P8, Italy c.1962, £95
Baby Taylor with fitted Fishman pickup, plus gig bag, £275
Stella by Harmony USA 1960's, £145
Regent, Japan c.1960 with case £125
Probably made in Japan. Around a 3/4 scale length. Nice for old time blues.