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Gretsch 6122-JR Country Classsic 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.
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.
Gibson Midtown Custom, USA 2014 with case £895
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 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,
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.
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.
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 but the picture looks black.
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.
Hohner G3T with gig bag £300
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, Korea 2001 with hard case £350
Stunning birds eye maple top, very little wear for age.
Vintage V100 'Paradise' China c.2013 with hard case, £275
In near new condition with no playing wear.
SX Thinline Tele style, China £150
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 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
Vintage Advance Series AV6, China c.2008 £150
An interesting model from Vintage, it has 3 P100 stacked humbucking pickups, a variable coil tap on the lowest tone control knob turns them into single coil pickups, So, with the 5 way switch, you have 10 distinct sounds available. This guitar has barely been played, no wear.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hofner President, Germany 1958, £695
The guitar has a Hofner pickup fitted that is around the same age as the guitar. Nice condition for age with a lovely flamed maple back.
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
SGR Solo 6 by Schecter with bag, £120
Hofner Hawaiian Standard model 111, mid 60's Germany, £200
Hofner 500/3 bass guitar, Germany c.1960 with original case £650
Warwick Rockbass Corvette 5 string fretless, China, with hard case £350
Very little playing wear but has a couple of dings on the lower cutaway and a few minor marks on the body. Nice to see an original Warwick hard case with this.
Hofner Contemporary Series bass, £350
Very good condition with added nylon tapewound strings for that 60's thump.
Hofner say: The Contemporary version of the Hofner Club Bass offers the famous Hofner bass sound in an alternative cutaway design. Inspired by the orginal Hofner Club Bass from the 1960s, this electric bass guitar offers you the chance to own a piece of history with vintage looks and sound. Lightweight and easy to play with a 30"short scale neck. The spruce centre block ensures notes speak fully, with plenty of sustain.
Hofner Ignition Series B Bass, with gig bag £175
Fender Musicmaster bass, USA 1978, £650
Dean Metalman V bass, China £100
Fender Squire Bullet bass, Japan 1994 £125
This bass has seen a hard life body wise. Looks like it's been in a fire or someone has had a go with a blow torch! A large area has been hacked away on the upper bout in a brutal attempt at ageing. The scratchplate has scorch marks which I cannot remove. Nevertheless, the neck has hardly any fretwear and the bass sounds good and plays easy. I've cleaned it up as well as possible and fitted new strings. Not a looker but keenly priced.
Taylor 314CE, USA 2015 with case, as new £1100
taylor say: he acoustic/electric 314ce responds well to a wide range of playing styles thanks to Taylor’s medium-size Grand Auditorium body. Sapele shares mahogany’s strong and focused midrange response and, together with a Sitka spruce top, rings out with brightness and clarity. Black binding flanks sapele’s ribbon-like grain, with small diamond fretboard inlays in Italian acrylic adding a traditional touch. The guitar incorporates a Venetian cutaway, comes equipped with Taylor’s Expression System 2 pickup, and ships in a Taylor deluxe hardshell case.
The Taylor Expression System® 2 (ES2) is a revolutionary pickup design that delivers the latest in Taylor’s ongoing innovation in acoustic guitar amplification. The heart of the Expression System 2 is Taylor’s patented behind-the-saddle pickup, which features three uniquely positioned and individually calibrated pickup sensors. The location of the sensors enables a more dynamic range of acoustic sound to be captured than ever before. Together with Taylor’s custom-designed “professional audio”-grade preamp, this system produces exceptional amplified tone and responsiveness. On stage through a PA, plugged into your favorite acoustic amplifier, or direct into recording software, the Expression System 2 faithfully conveys the voice of your Taylor guitar.
Absolutely as new, unplayed condition.
Vintage VJ100 with added pickup & new gig bag, £150
This has had an Artec soundhole pickup fitted so works as an electro acoustic. OK condition, no major marks. New gig bag supplied too.
Columbian Major, USA c.1938 with case £450
John Grey guitar (possibly by Clifford Essex) England, pre 1940 £425
Vincenzo Giuffrida & Figlio, Catania, Sicily c.1930's £200
Kouga Custom, UK, £450
Admira Alicia, Spain c.1985 £125
Yamaha G-90A, Taiwan 1980's £80