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Gibson Les Paul Custom, USA 1987 with case £2500
A one owner guitar, this is in fabulous condition. Bought from a local dealer 'Rock City Music' in 1988 (receipt in the case). Hardly any wear on body or frets.
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.
Fender American Elite Stratocaster, USA 2017, with case £1000
Virtually unplayed. Fender say: Over a dozen new innovations, such as 4th-generation noiseless pickups and high-mass, full-sustain saddles, conspire to make the American Elite Stratocaster one of the best modern Strats for the money. The classic tone cocktail of an alder body and maple neck provides the same punch, bite, and twang that helped build Fender's empire, but the expanded 10-way S-1 pickup switching system and onboard Shawbucker humbucker with Passing Lane boost will give even veteran Strat players reason to upgrade. Fender's tremolo system is also better than ever on the American Elite, with a smoother response and a copper-infused bridge plate to help fight tuning slippage.
Fender Telecaster, USA 2012 with Hiscox case. £850
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 'Blacktop' Stratocaster, Mexico with hard case £500
Superb condition -still has the protective film on the scratchplate. Fender say: Fretboard Radius: 9.5" Radius. Frets: 22, Medium Jumbo. Position Inlays: White Dots. Scale Length: 25.5". Nut Width: 1.650". String Nut: Synthetic Bone. Truss Rod Nut: 3/16" Adjustable Hex Nut. Pickups: Hot Vintage Alnico Humbucking Bridge Pickup. Hot Vintage Alnico Humbucking Neck Pickup. Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup). Hardware: Nickel/Chrome. Tuning Keys: Standard Cast/Sealed Tuning Machines. Bridge: Vintage Style Synchronized Tremolo. Tremolo Arm: Vintage Style Tremolo Arm. Strap Buttons: Vintage Style Strap Buttons. Control Knobs: Skirted Amp Knobs. Pickguard: 3-Ply Mint Green
Fender 60's Reissue Stratocaster, Mexico with hard case £500
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.
Epiphone Sheraton , Korea 1989 £400
Epiphone Emperor, Korea 1989 with case, £400
Fender Stratocaster, '57 model, Japan 1996 £350
'57 Reissue in hard to find left hand configuration. The thick honey varnish has been removed form the neck and fingerboard. There is no fret wear however. The Fender Club badge on the headstock is a relic from the UK Fender Club which was active in the 1990's.
Fender Deluxe Stratocaster, Mexico 2014 with gig bag £450
Excellent condition. Fender say: The Deluxe Stratocaster HSS Plus Top with IOS Connectivity lets you expand the sonic possibilities of the world’s greatest electric guitar by plugging it straight into iOS devices such as your iPhone®, iPad®, iPod® or computer with no need for any external devices.
The guitar’s built-in USB audio interface is what does the trick. You can always play it as a great-sounding standard HSS Stratocaster, but the USB output and 1/8” stereo headphone output on the side of the lower bout deliver a whole other world of sonic versatility and creativity. Other features include a maple neck with “modern C” profile and gloss finish, maple or rosewood fingerboard with 9.5” radius and 22 medium jumbo frets, single-coil neck and middle pickups, humbucking bridge pickup, five-way switching and three white plastic control knobs (master volume, master tone, headphone volume), three-ply parchment pickguard and vintage-style synchronized tremolo bridge with six saddles.
Gretsch Pro Jet, China with case £300
Ibanez JS100 Joe Satriani model, Korea 1999, £400
Jackson Dinky DK2QM with hard case, Mexico £500
Excellent condition. Chlorine burst finish. Jackson say: The Pro Series DK2MQ Pro Series Dinky™ features an alder body with a striking 4A 1/8" quilt maple cap, flat-sawn graphite-reinforced bolt-on maple neck with wrap-around heel, compound-radius (12"-16") maple fingerboard (dark rosewood on Trans Red model) with 24 jumbo frets and offset black dot inlays (offset white dot inlays on Trans Red model), black neck and headstock binding, direct-mount Seymour Duncan® JB (bridge) and '59 (neck) humbucking pickups with five-way blade switching, black hardware and Dunlop® strap locks.
Danelectro '59 NOS, Korea £300
Excellent condition. They call this colour 'Baby come back blue'. 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 1, Mexico with hard case, £550
A little wear on the body but no fret or fingerboard wear. Charvel say: With its sleekly-sculpted, lightweight Ash body, with a rock-solid bolt-on maple neck, this San Dimas Style 1 is built to not only offer superior levels of comfort, but also handle the ravages of the road and climate. As if that wasn't reassuring enough, the heel-mount spoke wheel allows you to tweak the truss road with ease, even between songs. This particular model comes equipped with the famous Speed Neck profile, and is capped with a 12"-16" compound radius Maple fingerboard. The neck grants you quick and easy access to every available note, whilst the radius of the fingerboard ensures the maximum level of comfort as you play them. For the kind of sound you'd expect from a Charvel of this calibre, you'll find a classic Seymour Duncan Humbucker set sitting in the neck and bridge positions. The bridge position JB is a crisp, clear humbucker pickup that's ideal for both clean and distorted signals, whilst the neck position '59 is a rich, fat-sounding humbucker with a robust tone, with highly dynamic articulation and harmonic balance. In addition to that, the Volume control pot features a Push/Pull coil splitting function, giving you a crisp, clear single coil tone from each pickup for when the need arises. And finally, the Tone control is equipped with a No-Load function. From positions 1 through 9, this pot acts like a typical Tone control, but once you get to 10 the tone is removed completely, giving you an entirely natural, transparent sound.
Epiphone Les Paul Standard, China 2012 with hard case, £300
Peavey T60, USA 1979 with hard case, £500
Lots of wear on the fingerboard but the frets are OK. All original. The 1978 ad copy was as follows: The Peavey guitar is a traditional electric guitar. There's no "space age" designs, no flashy inlays; simply the best materials placed together with the maximum care. But one area has offered the technologist real scope for improvement over existing guitars the electrics. The Peavey six string guitar is fitted with two double coil humbucking type pickups. With the carefully crafted body they'll offer as much bite as any instrument available. Each pickup has its own volume and tone control and there's the usual three- position pickup selector switch. Apart from a phase reversal switch. there's nothing extra in the control department: at least nothing you can SEE externally. Like most tone controls Peavey's are calibrated 0-10. Usually these alter the tone from treble to bass, and do no more. Peavey's Work much better. As the turn on the control is reduced the humbucking sound that is produced at "full tone" is modified to give increased treble response and then. as the guitarist automatically passes the half-way point on the control — the pickup gradually becomes a single coil type. So at one extreme the guitarist has the full, roaring tone of a humbucker at full cry, at the other the clean sharp sound that belongs to another very different type of guitar. This automatic- ally changes the pickup characteristics as the tone control is altered. Because of this ingenious piece of technology the phase- selector switch is able to work more fully than ever before. With both pickups selected the phase switch allows the pickups to be played out of phase with each other — as usual, with one pickup selected, however, the player can actually use a pickup with each coil out of phase on one pickup - some amazing effects are possible!
Harmony Meteor H70, USA 1964 £600
All original hardware. At some time in it's life it has been 'varnished'. This foolishness knocks a good deal off the price. However, it plays and sounds superb. So, a vintage guitar for new guitar money.. The same model of Meteor as played by Dave Davies (The Kinks) and Keith Richards.
Antoria, Japan 1970's £200
Line 6 Variax 700, Japan with gig bag £400
Modelling guitar gives access to these sounds: 1960 Fender® Telecaster® Custom, 1968 Fender® Telecaster®, 1968 Fender® Telecaster® Thinline, 1959 Fender® Stratocaster®, 1958 Gibson® Les Paul® Standard, 1952 Gibson® Les Paul® "Goldtop", 1961 Gibson® Les Paul® Custom (3 PU), 1956 Gibson® Les Paul® Junior, 1976 Gibson® Firebird V, 1955 Gibson® Les Paul® Special, 1959 Gretsch® 6120, 1956 Gretsch® Silver Jet, 1968 Rickenbacker® 360, 1966 Rickenbacker® 360-12, 1961 Gibson® ES®-335, 1967 Epiphone® Casino, 1957 Gibson® ES-175, 1953 Gibson® Super 400, 1959 Martin® D-28, 1970 Martin® D 12-28, 1967 Martin® O-18, 1966 Guild® F212, 1995 Gibson® J-200, 1935 Dobro® Alumilite, Danelectro 3021, Coral/Dano® Electric Sitar, Gibson® Mastertone Banjo, 1928 National® Style 2 "Tricone". Wow! Include USB interface, manual, all leads etc.
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.
Commodore (by Aria), Japan 1960's £250
Supro Sahara, China, £350
This is a new instrument but B stock, it has a paint chip by the neck pocket.
Fender Modern Player Coronado II, China c. 2014 £450
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 the 1960's.
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
Burns Brian May, Korea 2002 with case £650
This guitar has some playing wear and a non-original case. It has upgraded USA Dimarzio Brian May pickups and replacement Grover machine heads.
Italia Maranello with hard case, Korea c.2010 £450
Fender Squire Hello Kitty, Indonesia 2006 £150
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