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Pre owned electric guitars

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Electric Guitars

Gretsch 6122-JR Country Classic Junior, Japan 1999 with case £1500

This is the smaller sister of the Country Gent played by George Harrison. 
The JR sized Gretsches are extremely comfortable guitars, giving you the best of both worlds - full size sound in a slightly smaller body making for easy playability.
They were introduced around 1998 and offered it until 2005. It features a laminated press-arched maple top and back, three-ply laminated maple sides, and a set two-piece rock maple neck with 22-fret rosewood fingerboard. Both top and back are multi-bound, the fingerboard single-bound. Neoclassical thumbnail inlays are on the bass side of the fingerboard. Gold-plated hardware includes Bigsby vibrato tailpiece, tune-o-matic bridge with ebony base, Gretsch machines, "G"-arrow control knobs, and knurled strap buttons. Dual FilterTron pickups provide that great Gretsch sound, and a raised gold pickguard and black-faced headstock with logo inlay complete the look. This model was relatively rare back when it was offered and it is even more rare now that it is out of production.  Some minor plating wear but otherwise superb condition.

Gretsch 6122-JR

Gibson Hall of Fame Jimi Hendrix Flying V, USA 1991 with case £2750

Llimited edition Gibson built as a tribute to a Hendrix's legendary custom ordered Flying V. Limited to 400 pieces (this is no.180) these are fairly hard to find. Solid mahogany body, solid mahogany neck with a slim taper and a rosewood fingerboard with arrow iinlays. Dual humbuckers. Vintage Kluson style tuners, a Tuneomatic bridge and Stopbar tailpiece. The finish is black and is set off by gold hardware. Hendrix's signature is embossed on the pickguard. A very unique and rare Flying V!

Gibson Hendrix Flying V

The original guitar, serial number 849476 was manufactured specially for Jimi in 1969, this guitar probably left the factory in 1970. Jimi was playing this specific V during the Isle of Wight concert.  The reissue does not have the vibrato (a wise decision).  This guitar has some light marks on the back but no fretwear.

Gibson Midtown Custom, USA 2014  with case   £895

This guitar is in near new condition.  No playing wear. This is what Gibson say about it: Gibson USA's Midtown Custom takes all of the legendary ES properties a step further, maximizing each design goal, while adding a rich, deep resonance all its own. With a trimmed-down and more player-friendly body size that still emulates the lines of the ES models, but built with the chambered solid-wood construction (rather than a laminated top and back with solid center block), the Midtown Custom truly embodies the optimum marriage of solidbody and archtop.

The Midtown Custom starts with premium tonewoods, using Grade-A timbers beneath the three translucent finish options. A solid mahogany body is strategically chambered for optimum resonance and capped with a solid maple top with traditional f-holes, which is finished in your choice of high-gloss Heritage Sunburst, Vintage Sunburst, Antique Natural or Ebony Black. Its solid mahogany neck is carved to a fast, comfortable '60s-style profile that measures .800" at the 1st fret and .875" at the 12th. The neck is topped with a smooth, hard fingerboard crafted from Richlite®, a fabricated material composed of cellulose fiber and phenolic resin, which offers the constructional and resonant properties of fine hardwood, but with improved durability, for a superb playing feel. Tidy white binding accentuates the fingerboard, while multi-ply binding graces the body and headstock. The rich, dark fingerboard is enhanced with acrylic block inlays plus split-diamond inlays dress the headstock in the classic style of upmarket Gibson models.

Plugged in, this elegant hotrod runs the gamut of legendary Les Paul-to-ES tones, thanks to a pair of BurstBucker pickups, two of Gibson's finest vintage-PAF-style humbuckers, and classic four-knob wiring with three-way toggle selector. A BurstBucker 1 in the neck position yields warm, throaty blues and jazz tones with plenty of clarity, while a slightly hotter BurstBucker 2 in the bridge provides more growl and bite for anything from hot country to rock 'n' roll, while together the pair provides round, slinky, funky rhythm tones. These great humbuckers from Gibson USA are made with genuine unpolished Alnico II magnets and wound with 42 AWG wire, just like the legendary PAFs of the late '50s and early '60s. In the hardware department, the Midtown Custom carries the classic pairing of Tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece, and a set of premium Grover kidney button tuners up top.
Gibson Midtown Custom

Gibson Custom, Art & Historic SG Special 60's reissue, USA 2001 with case, £1400

Mint green body, very rare, P90 pickups (original), Maestro vibrato bar (I've taken this off for now but it's in the case, strings are wrapped round the bridge junior style), thin neck, body: mahogany, neck: mahogany, rosewood fingerboard, tuners: 3 on-plate, 22-fret neck.  Virtually unplayed.

Gibson SG Special
Here's an amazing limited edition Gibson built as a tribute to a Hendrix's legendary custom ordered Flying V. Limited to 400 pieces, these are fairly hard to find. Solid mahogany body for excellent sustain. Solid mahogany neck with a slim taper and a rosewood fingerboard with arrow inlays. Dual patent number stamped humbuckers dish out big tone. Vintage Kluson style tuners, a Tuneomatic bridge, and Stopbar tailpiece keep it rock solid. The finish is black and is set off by gold hardware. Hendrix's signature is embossed on the pickguard. A very unique and rare Flying V! - See more at: https://www.gbase.com/gear/gibson-jimi-hendrix-hall-of-fame-1994-black#sthash.cJTP9ezq.dpuf

Gibson Les Paul Special USA 2015 with gig bag £475

Excellent condition.  Has had a Tusc replacement adjustable nut installed instead of the brass Gibson one. It also has the slightly wider fingerboard that Gibson favoured at the time.  Padded gigbag,

Gibson Les Paul Special

Fender Telecaster left hand model, USA 2014 with case, £750

Fender Telecaster USA

Fender Stratocaster, USA with custom birds eye maple neck, with case £800

Left handed guitar with handmade bird's eye maple neck from local luthier Alan Brason.  It's a stunning piece of work and much better than the stock Fender neck.

Fender Stratocaster, USA

Fender Stratocaster, Mexico 2006  £350

Fender Stratocaster, Mexico

Rickenbacker 330 12 string, Mapleglow, USA with case, as new, £1750

This guitar hasn't been played.   Rickenbacker say: Basically the same as Model 330 but with twelve strings. Careful acoustic research has resulted in the full, rich and warm sound of this popular model. Two single coil pickups on a full size body are accented by a traditionally shaped sound hole. The 24 fret Rosewood fingerboard is punctuated by dot inlay fret markers, with full double cutaways permitting access to all the frets.

Rickenbacker 330 12 string

Peerless Songbird, Korea with hard case £500

Peerless Guitars Songbird thinline, arch top, laminated maple top, back & sides, body depth 44mm, body width 410mm, mahogany neck, rosewood fretboard, scale 628mm, nut width 43mm, 22 frets, 2 P90 pickups, 2 volume and 2 tone control, 1 toggle switch, tuneomatic bridge, finish natural high gloss, incl. case.   In excellent condition.  Nice and light in weight.  True hollow body for that 330 vibe.

Peerless Songbird

Peavey EVH Wolfgang Special, Korea c.2002  £350

Offered from 2002 to 2004, the Peavey EVH Wolfgang Special EXP was a Korean-made version of the USA Wolfgang. The Wolfgang Special EXP has a 1/20" quilt maple veneer top. The body is made of solid basswood and has a masked "faux" binding. Like the USA Wolfgang Special it features a flat top, one knob (volume), three-way pickup toggle switch, Peavey/EVH-designed humbucker pickups like USA models, licensed Floyd Rose tremolo with D-Tuna (d-tuner device), hard rock maple neck and fingerboard, straight headstock, and Grover mini tuners (a feature unique to this model).  In excellent condition with no fret wear.

Peavey EVH Wolfgang Special

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.

Kawai Aquarius AQ-305

Hagstrom F-200 (Hagstrom II), Sweden c. mid 1960's with Hiscox case, £475

A fairly rare guitar in the UK, this Hagstrom is in pretty good order.  A few minor dinks on the body but the frets are good and the neck is super thin and very playable, The trem arm is a make-do replacement but it works. 

Hagstrom II

Danelectro Hodad, Korea c.2000 with gig bag  £400

Really good condition with no fret wear.  It's a deep metallic purple speckle finish.

Thanks to chasingguitars.com for the following info.  When Danelectro started building instruments again in 1998 (Danelectro plant was closed in 1969) they mainly revived the original Nat Daniel designs from the 50s and 60s.In 1999 the Hodad guitar was the first modern Danelectro not to revisit the past original Nat Daniel designs.The Hodad was a new Danelectro model similar to a Mosrite. It has a retro “surf guitar” look and sported a Dano branded Bigsby tail piece. Production for these was done in Korea. Made in limited numbers from 1999 to 2001 they were originally sold as “The Ultimate Surf Guitar.”
The ones sporting the “D” branded Bigsby are more rare. It has a 21 fret rosewood neck & 25-inch Dano scale with a satin feel on back. The tuners are Gotoh with the truss-rod adjuster located on the body end. The adjustable bridge also has rollers. This helps with smooth operation of the Bigsby tailpiece. The semi-hollow masonite body sports four lipstick-cased single coils wired like two humbuckers.  Pickup selection via a 3-way switch. There are volume and tone controls for each set of pickups. The tone controls also have pull/push switches; one for single-coil operation, the other puts the pickups out of phase when both are selected.


Danelectro Hodad, Korea

Gretsch Travelling Wilburys TW-300, Korea c.1989  £300

 These guitars where built from 1988-1992.  This rare 'signature' guitar from arguably the best supergroup ever is in great shape with very little playing wear.  The Wilburys were: Jeff Lynne, George Harrison, Tom Petty, Roy Orbison and Bob Dylan. The design is pretty much the one of a 1950's Danelectro U-2 with the addition of a tremolo and a humbucker pickup. The body is hollow like the old Danos. It does play very well with low action and has a great sound.

Gretsch Travelling Wilbury

Hohner G3T with gig bag £300

Hohner G3T

Ibanez Studio 55 (ST55). Japan 1979  £275

A great sounding & playing guitar from the classic Ibanez series.   Good condition.  The selector switch has been moved from the upper bout to where the jack socket would have been.  A new jack plate has been fitted on the lower edge of the body.  Why?  I have no idea.

Ibanez Studio 55 (ST55)

Epiphone Les Paul, Korea 2001 with hard case £350

Stunning birds eye maple top, very little wear for age.

Epiphone Les Paul, Korea

Vintage V100 'Paradise' China c.2013 with hard case, £275

In near new condition with no playing wear.

Vintage V100 Paradise

SX Thinline Tele style, China £150

SX Thinline

PRS SE Soapbar, Korea with gig bag, £300

What PRS said: PRS playability with screamin' soapbar sound! The PRS Guitars SE Soapbar Electric Guitar carries on in the tradition of the original SE Soapbar with a return to the cutaway shape. This beautiful guitar has a solid mahogany body, and a wide-fat mahogany neck. The 25"-scale, 22-fret rosewood fretboard is graced with moon inlays. Two specially designed soapbar pickups produce a bright, biting sound while PRS-designed tuners, and PRS-designed stoptail deliver top performance.

PRS SE Soapbar, Korea

PRS SE One, Korea , with gig bag, £300

What PRS said: An elegantly simple axe for the no-frills player! The SE One is a single pickup, single knob, single cutaway SE for musicians who wants the no-frills approach to getting their music across. Both body and neck are constructed from mahogany. The pickup is the popular soapbar. A rosewood fretboard and moon inlays highlight a classic finish. With wonderful sound, playability and great looks, why clutter your guitar up with more stuff you don't need?

PRS SE One, Korea

Fender Squire Hello Kitty limited edition, Indonesia £150

Fender Squire Hello Kitty

Hofner Super Solid III, Germany c.1963  £350

In very nice condition body and neck wise, plays well and has a big sound.   Bad marks for addition of USA Dimarzio pickup in the middle position and tunamatic bridge.  So, cheaper that it would be.

Hofner Super Solid III, 1963

Brian Eastwood Custom 7 string, UK c.1995  £350

Brian Eastwood is one of the UK's top guitar builders and repairmen, with over 30 years experience in the field.  This is a one off 7 string with thru neck and ebony fingerboard.

Brain Eastwood custom 7

Peavey T60, USA 1980 £350

Made in the U.S. between 1976 and 1987, the Peavey T-60 was perhaps Peavey's most prominent solidbody guitar made during that era, and the first guitar the brand ever produced. Many believe the T-60 has been grievously overlooked when examining historically great guitars. Though it is heavy, like many Peavey products from this time period, players have found that the tones of these guitars are so unique that it more than makes up for the instrument's mass.  It features a variable coil tap on the tone controls, full treble gives single coil, below 7 it's humbucker twin coil.  Very playable. This one has lost it's plastic hard case over the years. 

Peavey T60

Harmony Hollywood H41, USA c.1965, £495

The guitar has had a professional respray, new machine heads and the addition of block markers on the fingerboard.

Harmony Hollywood

Hofner Senator electric,1969 , Germany.  £650

In virtually new conditiion this guitar has rarely been played since it was bought c.1969.   I also have the original Hofner lead that was provided with the guitar and it's still in it's plastic wallet!

Hofner Senator

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

Westone Spectrum II

SGR Solo 6 by Schecter with bag, £120

SGR by Schecter

Hofner Hawaiian Standard model 111, mid 60's Germany, £200

Hofenr Hawaiian Standard

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