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Guild S-50, USA 1972 with case £750
Rare guitar, all original, in good condition. Plug it in, play a chord, start a band etc etc. An SG Junior's slightly less attractive room mate.
Gibson Les Paul Standard, USA 2002 with case £1500
Les Paul Standard “2002 model”, with 50s neck, in light burst finish and nickel hardware, from 2002. Some marks but nothing major.
Antoria 2355, Japan 1978 with hard case, £975
For it's age, this guitar is in super condition. Modern, good quality case included. The Antoria guitars of this period are rebranded Ibanez guitars. The body of the Antoria No. 2355 is an Arched spruce top with selected birch back and rims. The neck is hard laminated maple and is a set in neck. The fingerboard is ebonized rosewood with pearloid inlays. It has two chrome plated Super 70 Anti-Hum pickups, a chrome tailpiece and machine heads. The finish is Brown Sunburst. Full length is 40&1/2", Width 20&1/4" X 16". 20 Frets and a 24&3/4" scale Length.
Shergold Custom 6/12, c.1980 England, with hard case, £975
A rare find, these twins were made in the 70's and early 80's in England. Thanks to the www.shergold.co.uk site it appears that this one dates from around 1980. Apart from the missing bridge covers it is all original. When it arrived the selector switch legends were taped over. Having removed the tape you can see guitar/bass. Looks like they had run out of 6/12 plates and just used what was around. So, the guitar setting is the 12 and the bass setting is the 6. Confusing..... As with almost all Shergolds the paint finish has cracked over the years. Waiting for a Barclay James Harvest revival.
Fender Stratocaster American Pro HSS Shawbucker, USA 2016 with case £950
Some marks on the back but otherwise good. Fender say: The fat-sounding ShawBucker humbucking bridge pickup is joined by tone wizard Tim Shaw’s latest vintage-informed design—the V-Mod single-coil pickups. These brand-new pickups are voiced specifically for each position, mixing alnico magnet types to produce powerful, nuanced tones with original Fender sonic DNA. Retain high end clarity when adjusting the volume controls, thanks to the new treble-bleed tone circuit that lets your tone shine through in all its glory. The new modern “Deep C”-shaped neck profile feels just right in your hand while the narrow-tall frets make it easy to bend strings accurately and play perfectly intonated chords.
Fender American Performer Telecaster, USA 2012 with Hiscox case. £750
No wear. This guitar has had a Seymour Duncan '59 humbucker fitted in the neck position. The original pickup is also included.
Fender Telecaster, USA 1989 with hard case £950
This is one of those oddball Fender’s that most people have never heard of. Fender has a reputation for doing some weird serial number stuff as they progressed, and this is indeed one of them. From Fender’s website. A limited number of these “I” series guitars were made in 1989 and 1990. They were made for the export market and have “Made in USA” stamped on the neck heel.” Good condition apart from a couple of dings on the edge.
Fender Stratocaster 50's reissue, Mexico 2018, with Hiscox case £450
As new condition.
Fender Stratocaster, USA 2005 with case, £900
Excellent condition with barely any wear. Case with all original docs.
Fender Stratocaster, USA 1978 with case £1850
This is a one owner guitar which has seen very light use. Minimal fret wear on some lower frets. Lovely, dark rosewood board. One small ding on the heel but otherwise clean.
Fender Stratocaster, Mexico 1995 £300
The body is a bit scruufy and it's had a replacement 2 pivot bridge added, therefore it's a cheap Strat.
Fender Stratocaster, Mexico 1998 £400
Fender Jaguar HH, Mexico 2009, £500
Good conditiion apart from a couple of chips on the side. Not the standard Jaguar wiring on these. The rotary wheels on top control plate are coil taps, switch next door is a kill switch. Tune-o-matic type bridge - sensible.
Fender Tribute Series Hendrix Stratocaster, USA 1997 (see below) with hard case. £700
A bit of a mystery this one. It's pretending to be a rare Tribute series model from 1997 but the USA pots are dated 2014. Now, some Mexican Strats have USA pots so I'm not convinced that this isn't just a left handed Mexican body/pickup assembly. The strap button on the short horn had been put in not quite straight, doubt it would have come out of the Fender factory like that. The neck plate isn't correct either - the proper one is engraved this one is etched. The neck is correct with the reverse decal (so if you stand in front of a mirror it looks like Hendrix's guitar!) and stamps on neck. Someone has removed the lacquer on the fingerboard. So, it is what it is and about £1500 less than if it was kosher. That's all very well, I hear you say, but what does it sound like? It's uncanny, it sounds just like Mr Hendrix, you'll be at Woodstock playing 'The Star Spangled Banner' before you can say purple haze (terms and conditions apply).
Schecter Sun Valley SS-FE, Korea £450
Excellent condition. Body Material : Mahogany. Top Contour : Flat Top. Neck Material : Maple. Fretboard Material : Maple. Inlays : Offset/Reverse Dots. Scale : 25.5” (648mm). Frets : 24 X-Jumbo. Fretboard Radius : 14” (355mm). Neck Shape : Thin ‘C’. Thickness : @ 1st Fret- .787” (20mm)/ @ 12th Fret- .866” (22mm). Nut : Floyd Rose Special. Nut Width : 1.625” (41.3mm). Truss Rod : 2-Way Adjustable Rod w/ Heel Access Spoke Wheel. Bridge Pickup : EMG Retro Active Fat 55. Neck Pickup : EMG Retro Active Hot 70. Battery Compartment : 9-volt Clip-in Battery Compartment. Controls : Volume/Volume/3-Way Switch. Hardware Colour : Black. Bridge : Floyd Rose Special 'Hot Rod' Locking Tremolo (Schecter Exclusive). Tuners : Schecter. Knobs : Metal Knurled w/ Set Screw
Crafter SAT QMOS, Korea £400
Excellent condition. very usable blend of electric/acoustic sounds. Kent Armstrong P-90 Type Humbucker pickup, L.R. Baggs Element pickup, (Magnetic pickup:1V + 1T, Acoustic pickup: 1V + 1T)
Charvel Model 2, Japan 1987 £350
Ibanez JS100 Joe Satriani model, Korea 1999, £400
Danelectro '59M NOS Guitar, £300
Excellent condition. Dano say: Opportunity knocks! Our pickup supplier “misplaced” a load of our lipstick© pickups in their warehouse... only to discover them recently... 15 years after they were manufactured! When we listened to them we realised that these “New Old Stock” wonders have more twang than any Lipstick© ever! Is it because of the aged magnets? Or the materials used 15 years ago? Who knows. Who cares. They just sound great! So we took our flagship 59M model, with the tunable die cast bridge, and installed these 15 year old wonders... and voila ...the best sounding, best playing Dano ever!
Charvel Pro-Mod San Dimas Style 2 HH FRM Okoume, Mexico with case £550
Barely used. Charvel say: This San Dimas Style 2 model's okoume body is coupled with a graphite-reinforced bolt-on maple neck, offering rock-solid stability regardless of ravages of the road and climate. Engineered for effortlessly nimble and highly-expressive playing, this guitar has a speed neck profile with hand-rubbed urethane back finish and a 12”-16” compound radius maple fingerboard with 22 jumbo frets and black dot inlays. The heel-mount truss rod adjust thumbwheel makes for painfree neck relief tweaks.
Hot-rodded for unparalleled performance and versatile sound, this instrument is equipped with a high-output Seymour Duncan® JB humbucking bridge pickup and a warm, fat Seymour Duncan ’59 humbucking neck pickup, controlled with a three-way blade switch. The volume control hides a push/pull coil split for even more highly useful tonal variations—ideal for everything from a biting lead sound to thick, chunky rhythm work, while the no-load tone control operates like a standard tone control from positions one through nine, removing itself from the circuit at position ten for transparent sound, letting the full natural voice of the guitar shine through. The Floyd Rose® 1000 Series recessed tremolo bridge system allows players to scream and rumble without sacrificing tuning stability.
Epiphone Emperor, Korea 1989 with hard case, £400
Great condition. This Emperor model was the forerunner of the later Joe Pass Emperor
Paul Reed Smith S2, USA 2016 with PRS gig bag £700
Some wear on the body but the neck is fine and it sounds great.
Gretsch Streamliner G2655, China £275
As new. Gretsch say:
The exhilarating G2655 Streamliner Centre Block Jr. Double-Cut is designed for three simple things, high gain-friendly performance, slick, easy playability and spectacular style. A sleek music machine, the G2655 cranks out the hits with updated features while staying true to That Great Gretsch Sound that's been a vital component of rock 'n' roll since its inception. The secret to the Streamliner's sound is twofold, the Broad'Tron BT-2S humbucking pickup and the spruce centre block. Designed specifically for the Streamliner Collection, the high-output Broad'Tron pickup spawns improved definition with tighter bass response for robust lows, pristine highs and a throaty midrange. A lightweight spruce centre block runs the length of the body, reinforcing the top while eliminating undesired feedback for volume-friendly performance on modern stages. The Streamliner's sonic power is harnessed and shaped by the traditional control layout, neck and bridge pickup volume controls, a master tone control, master volume control and three-way pickup switching. The anchored Adjusto-Matic bridge and synthetic bone nut grant astounding tuning stability and accurate, slip-free intonation. A fast-playing 12"-radius laurel fingerboard with elegant pearloid Big Block inlays and 22 medium jumbo frets sits atop the white-bound neck with a thin U shaped profile, ideal for chord work or fiery riffing. All the classic eye-catching style you've come to expect from Gretsch is here, vintage-style black control knobs, enlarged F-holes for increased acoustic projection, elegant aged white binding with upgraded purfling, slick-looking nickel hardware, three-ply black pickguard and arched laminated maple construction. Easy to play while rocking out thanks to its smaller body, the G2655 is a phenomenal instrument for the modern musician who wants to control the stage and the audience while standing out from the pack
I say: Phew!
CSL Twin Neck with hard case, Japan mid 1970's, £650
Good, condition. CSL guitars were rebranded Ibanez models made for Charles Summerfield Ltd of Gateshead, England. From the era of Prog when every self respecting band had a twin neck guitar.
Vintage V6JMH ReIssued Electric Guitar ~ Olympia White 'Fillmore', £195
Excellent condition. Vintage say: A left hand neck and inverted Wilkinson Alnico V WVS pickups give the guitar both a characteristic appearance and a distinctive tonal
combination, with more bass in the bridge pickup and a greater treble attack in the neck pickup compared to a standard pickup configuration. The Wilkinson vibrato bridge, meanwhile, features an
innovative stagger-drilled block which radically improves the guitar's intonation, whilst maintaining incredible return-to-pitch accuracy.
Arnold Hoyer, Germany 1950's, £350
Pretty good condtion for it's age. Has had a pickup fitted at some pont and it sounds fine or that 'old timey' sound. The roller bridge is unlike any I've seen, slide the rollers back and forth to adjust intonation. A vintage guitar for less money than a Chinese replica.
Grimshaw GS30, England 1960's £350
Good condition but has finish cracks on the back. The GS30 was introduced in the eary 1960's and over 400 were made in the following decade. Richard Thompson (Fairport Convention) & Francis Rossi (Status Quo) both used one of these Grimshaw's in 1968. If only I'd had Richard's talent and Quo's dress sense - I could have been a contender........
Airline H44DLX by Eastwood, China with gig bag £325
Pretty much as new. Taxicab Yellow finish. Eastwood say - Body: Solid Ash, Colours: Copper, Black, Taxicab Yellow, Pickups: Dual Mini Humbucker, Switching: 3-Way, Controls: 1 Volume, 1 Tone, Bridge: Floating Wooden Bridge, Trapeze Tail, Neck: Maple, Set Neck, Finger Board: Rosewood, Block Markers, 20 Frets, Scale Length: 24 3/4", Width at the Nut: 1 11/16", Hardware: Vintage Open Back Tuners, Unique Features: Vintage Fat Baseball Bat Neck
Italia Maranello with hard case, Korea c.2010 £450
Cort G Series £125
Harmony H900AB, Korea? 1980's £125
Probably Korean but could be Japanese. Made from a 1 inch thick slab of plywood - it's a heavy beast. Haven't seen one of these since the '80's (maybe a good thing really). Oh, and it's an ugly fella. But apart from that.....
Kawai Aquarius AQ-305, Japan 1980's £195
A lovely example of a rare guitar from the early 1980's. Usual Japanese quality. Cool push button coil tap switch. Hardly any fret wear and the body is in great condition save for a small ding on the back of the upper bout.
Westone Spectrum II, Japan 1984 £150
Solid Alder body, one piece Maple neck, Rosewood fingerboard, graphite nut, 25.5 inch scale 22 frets. 2 Hammer I humbuckers, standard trem, Single volume and 2 tone controls - the tone controls are push-pull switches for coil tap and phase adjust
Fender Squire, Korea c.1990 £100
As regular visitors to the shop will know, I always have lots of cheapies (£100 or less) in stock which I normally don't put on the website. This one's been in the stockroom for months - it needed work. But now it's done I thought I'd give it some light. Best quality plywood for the body, and yet, and yet, it plays great and sounds great. Roll the tone off for a lovely blues tone. OK, so I've pretty much locked the trem down as it's not wonderful. So it's not always about the hand dried swamp ashy aldery alnico bumblebee etc etc malarky.
Sunn Mustang by Fender, China £60
Similar sentiments to previous guitar, although this one has a solid wood body. Cosmetically a bit rough but it plays.