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Suhr Modern Andy Wood Signature, USA 2012 with case £2250
Superb guitar, near new condition. G&G Custom Hard Case. Suhr said: Inferno Burst is the perfect finish for a guitar this hot. Guitar virtuoso Andy Wood's Signature Suhr
Modern is a real players guitar. It offers a selection of very balanced and resonant tone woods with a mahogany body and neck and a Pau Ferro fingerboard. The DSV/DSH+ pickups are warm and pleasing
to the ears without being muddy or undefined. They offer a tight low end with amazing clarity along with a solid mid-range that can cut through any mix with ease. The highs are clear and present
without being harsh even when the tone knob is cranked. Mahogany Body w/ Inferno Burst Flame Maple Top. Mahogany Neck and Pau Ferro Fingerboard w/ 16" Radius. Modern Elliptical Neck
Carve .780-.830, 24 SS Jumbo Frets, Matching Headstock
Clay Dots & Mother of Pearl Logo, Gotoh 510 Bridge, Chrome Hardware. Suhr DSV/DSH+ Humbuckers, coil tapped. Standard Wiring - 5 Way Blade. Drop D tuner
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.
Phantom Guitarworks 12 string (left hand), USA with hard case £700
A custom order, this is a very rare guitar as Phantom don't list a left handed version of this on their website. In excellent condition with some lower fret wear.
Fender Squire Bullet, Japan 1985 £400
Good condition with some marks to the body but very little fret wear. Rare in red apparently.
Antoria 2355, Japan 1976 with hard case, £950 (#1 of 2 )
Excellent 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.
Antoria 2355, Japan 1978 with hard case, £975 (#2 of 2)
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.
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.
Shergold Meteor Deluxe, England 1976 £650
Usual lacquering cracking on body. Origiinal hardware. Plays and sounds fine.
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 Deluxe Nashville Telecaster, USA 2016 with hard case, £550
Excellent condition with barely any wear. Fender say: Straight from the studios of Music Row in the home of country music-Nashville, TN-comes the Deluxe Nashville Tele, a tonally versatile performer with a unique (for a Tele) three-pickup design. A distinctive entry into the Fender family, this Tele growls, snaps and screams with flexible tone that can match any song. Two noise-free, highly articulate Vintage Noiseless Tele pickups inhabit the neck and middle positions, flanking the Vintage Noiseless Strat pickup in the middle to create an unbeatable trio. These pickups crank out rich, articulate tone, with the balanced string response, definition and twang you've come to expect from a genuine Fender instrument. Flexible five-way Strat-o-Tone pickup switching unlocks various pickup combinations, providing the perfect sound for any performance. Enjoy increased sustain and slightly thicker tone that complements the famous Tele twang, thanks to the modern six-saddle string-through-body bridge with block saddles. A contoured neck heel and 4-bolt asymmetrical neck plate make it easy to comfortably reach the upper registers of the neck. The flatter 12"-radius fingerboard makes it easy to play fast leads and perform deep bends without fretting out. Locking short-post tuning machines provide increased break angle at the nut for buzz-free playing and enhanced tuning stability, along with quicker string changes. Classic aesthetic touches include nickel/chrome hardware and a three-ply B/W/B pickguard, along with knurled flat-top control knobs and a black switch tip.
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 '60's Reissue, Japan 1994 £650
Excellent condition. 'Made in Japan' on heel. Have a look here for info on the Slver Series guitars.
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).
Fender Squire Stratocaster 'Silver Series', Japan 1993 £325
Yamaha AES1500, Japan 1988 with case, £1100
Good condition with very little fret wear. Coil taps on tone pots.
Gretsch Steamliner GR622T with new deluxe gig bag, £325
Brian May BMG Special Limited Edition 'Jubilee Gold' with case £600
BMG say: The Brian May Signature Guitar ... inspired by Brian May's legendary 'Red Special', an instrument that has achieved iconic status a unique place in rock history, and designed in conjunction with Brian May himself. The result ... a stunning guitar, blessed with superb build quality, awesome playability and an astonishingly rich diversity of killer tones. In fact it delivers everything you'd expect from an instrument built to the exacting standards of one of the world's greatest guitarists but, in keeping with Brian's vision of a "guitar for the people", with an amazingly affordable price-tag that belies its superior appointments and performance.
Without question one of the most eagerly anticipated instruments of the century , the Brian May Signature was originally launched in winter 2001 to rapturous critical and public acclaim. Guitarist magazine hailed it as "Best Guitar of the Year" and theatre audiences around the globe thrilled to the guitar's sound in performancein the Queen musical "We Will Rock You
Epiphone Casino, China 2015 with case, £395
Ibanez CLM Cameron Liddell Signature model, China 2013, £285
Good condiition. Ibanez say: The Ibanez CLM Cameron Liddell Signature Electric Guitar is crafted in strict accordance to Cameron Liddell's specifications and the highest standards of
luthiery. It's built with a contoured mahogany body with a CLM mahogany set-in neck that's super comfortable with its rosewood fingerboard, 24 medium-jumbo frets and 12" radius. A single,
well-positioned humbucker wired to a Master Volume is all Cameron needs to get his expressive sound. Cosmo black hardware and an ART-1 bridge keep things in tune and dressed for the stage.
I say, a nice simple guitar that plays and sounds very well.
ESP Viper-50, £150
Ibanez JS100 Joe Satriani model, Korea 1999, £400
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.
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.
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.
Chatswoth Guitar 'The Phoenix', UK 1995 £325
Chatsworth Guitars were based in Harrogate, Yorkshire. Not a lot of info is available but it appears that the company ceased trading around 2001. Dated on body and neck. Schaller bridge, Korean humbucker. A well made guitar but, as always, because it's an unknown maker not a big price tag.
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.
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