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Guild X170 Manhattan, USA c.1997 with case, £1500
This guitar is in excellent condition. The gold plating on the tuners has tarnished but the rest of the guitar is good. A tunamatic bridge top was added to replace the wooden bridge top. Guild said: The X170 Manhattan features dramatic performance in a highly versatile guitar with rich, professional tone quality and excellence of workmanship at a moderate price. This Old World style cutaway guitar features a multi-laminate maple body in medium-full size: 16 5/8” inches wide by 2 ½” inches deep. Its graceful design makes this instrument easy to hold and to play. The Manhattan features a harp tailpiece and gold hardware.
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 Telecaster left hand model, USA 2014 with case, £750
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, Mexico 2006 £350
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.
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. This isn't the one I had in a few weeks back - that one sold - another has turned up.
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.
OLP by Musicman, £150
Washburn RR10V, Japan c.1986 with case, £300
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Epiphone Les Paul Standard, China 2010 with gig bag £250
Fender Squire Bullet, Japan c.1986 with hard case, £250
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?
Fender Squire Hello Kitty limited edition, Indonesia £150
Yamaha ERG121, £65
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!
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