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Eastman T386, China with hard case, £750
Excellent condition. Eastman spec: Neck Material:Maple. Fingerboard:Rosewood. Fingerboard Radius:12". Neck Profile:Traditional Even "C". Nut:Bone 1 3/4". Fretwire:22 Medium Jumbo Jescar 47104. Scale Length:24.75". Body Style:16" Thinline. Body Dimensions:16" x 1 3/4". Body Top:Maple Laminate. Body Back/Sides:Maple Laminate. Truss Rod:Single Acting. Binding:Body and Neck. Binding Material:Ivoroid. Logo:Pearl Headstock. Inlay:Pearl Dots. Finish:Nitrocellulose. Hardware Color:Nickel. Pickguard:Black Plastic with Ivoroid Binding. Tailpiece:Stop Tailpiece. Bridge:Tuneomatic. Tuners:Pingwell RM1239-N. Knobs:Amber Speed Knobs. Neck Pickup:Kent Armstrong HPAN-1N. Bridge Pickup:Kent Armstrong HPAN-1B. 3 Way Switch:Switchcraft . Switch Tip:Amber Switchcraft. Capacitors:0.047" Ohms. Potentiometers:500K AudioTaper. Output Jack:Switchcraft. Case:Hardshell Case
Gibson SG Platinum, USA 2004 with case, £725
Limited edition guitar from 2004. All of the hardware is satin finish. Ebony fingerboard.
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!
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.
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 Classic Player 60's Stratocaster, Mexico 2008 with case £500
Superb condition. Fender say "Designed by Fender Custom Shop Master Builder, Greg Fessler, the '60s Stratocaster guitar features an alder body, C-shaped maple neck with 12"-radius rosewood fingerboard and 21 medium jumbo frets, '69 Strat pickups, custom two-point vintage-style tremolo, and aged knobs and switch tip"
Fender Telecaster 50's Reissue, Mexico 2008 with case £500
Excellent condition. Custom Shop Designed. Hard case is a Fender 90's one
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.
Fender Deluxe Roadhouse Stratocaster, Mexico 2013 £475
Near new condition. Fender say: Packed with a wide-ranging variety of tones, ranging from tough, wiry single-coil spank to a high-output sound that's perfect for searing leads, this guitar is versatile enough to handle anything you throw at it with style. Three Vintage Noiseless pickups offer all the clarity and articulation you've come to expect from Strat pickups-with no hum. A six-position V6 switch disguised as a tone control and preamp offers 6 extra tonal variations, without compromising the classic, slick look of a Strat. An S-1 switch concealed in the volume control bypasses the preamp for rich, traditional pickup-only sounds. Enjoy smoother travel when using the tremolo bridge, thanks to the modern two-point synchronized design, which includes bent steel saddles for classic aesthetics. 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 mint green pickguard, 3-Ply Black/White/Black on 384, along with aged white pickup covers, control knobs and switch tip.
Danelectro '59M NOS, Korea. £300
As new. Dano say "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!
Gretsch Streamliner G2622T with Gretsch hard case, £300
Great condition and with the benefit of a good Gretsch case. Gretsch say "The secret to the Streamliner’s sound is twofold—the Broad’Tron™ humbucking pickup and the spruce center block. Specifically designed by the expert engineers at Gretsch for the Streamliner, this high-output pickup spawns robust lows, pristine highs and a throaty midrange for a unique tone that blends well with other instruments in a band context. A lightweight spruce center block runs the length of the body, reinforcing the top while eliminating undesired feedback for volume-friendly performance on rocking 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. A fast-playing 12”-radius rosewood fingerboard with elegant pearloid block inlays and 22 medium jumbo frets sits atop the white-bound nato neck with a thin “U”-shaped profile—ideal for chord work or fiery riffing. Add some shimmer and expression to your playing with the Bigsby-licensed B70 vibrato tailpiece while the Adjusto-Matic™ bridge with anchored base and synthetic bone nut grant astounding tuning stability and accurate, slip-free intonation".
Italia Fiorano, £350
Superb condition. No longer in production. Italia said: The Italia Fiorano continues Trev Wilkinson's love affair with the humble P90 pickup, featuring a pair of Wilkinson W90 Dogears. Combining these with hollow mahogany body construction and a spruce top gives the Fiorano a great, rich tone that's full of sustain and sophistication and is also stunningly versatile. The set neck is maple, with a rosewood fingerboard of 22 frets, and there's lashings of chrome hardware to perfectly set off the Tobacco Sunburst finish. If early rock and roll, rock, pop, indie or jazz is your thing, you'll love the Fiorano!
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.
Fret King Esprit III, £300
Arnold Hoyer, Germany 1950's £375
Epiphone Broadway, Korea 2014 £350
Epiphone Joe Pass Emperor II Pro, Indonesia £375
Excellent condition. Epiphone say: Select spruce top, flamed maple back and sides, maple neck and finally a rosewood fingerboard to warm up the sound. To make sure that the guitar plays like new for as long as possible Epiphone have used the vintage inspired Graphtech NuBone XL nut. . Now fitted with Epiphone's ProbBucker pickups which have the same tonality as a classic 50's pickup but with a slightly hotter output to suit more modern tastes. Best of all these pickups can be tapped to get single coil tones.
Fender Squire Hello Kitty, Indonesia 2006 £150
Teisco Del Ray, Japan 1964-9, £250
A clean example of this guitar with all original parts except for the metal badge logo which, I suspect , is a modern repro. It is a Teisco made guitar but somewhat unusual to have pointed rather than rounded horns on the cutaways.
Fender Stratocaster, Mexico, 2015 £375
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.
Fender Stratocaster Plus Top, Mexico 2013 £425
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
Hofner Hawaiian Standard model 111, mid 60's Germany, £200