Yamaha SG-2000 in black finish, made in 1988 but still in excellent condition. A beauty with its shiny black finish. The finish is dark, and appears mirror-like. The history of the SG-2000 is interesting in that it was developed in the 1970s with the input from none less than Carlos Santana. Due to the quest for sustain an£ more sustain, the SG- Series became a very heavy guitar. The guitar kitted out with a thru body neck, brass sustain plate under the bridge and an ebony fret-board. This model is kitted out with coil tapped pick ups giving it enormous tonal range. Despite not common on early Yamaha SG-2000 , coil taps are commonplace in later SGs, and can be found on all the models slimmer necked, SG-2000s’s. A great SG, lives in its case.
The Gibson Les Paul Junior, is a simple but classic Les Paul Model, like this oldie it was an entry level guitar that allowed beginning guitarists to acquire a Les Paul, which in the early days were anything but cheap. Made in USA, since 1954, this is a 1st year ’54 production model and basic at that. The guitar sports a single “dog ear” p-90 pick up and one tone and volume control. The guitar has been used extensively and has the wear and damage to the finish as you’d expect. It appears that the bridge studs have been re-set as is the neck, which apparently was a common issue for aging guitars. Tuners, although original and still working are quite hard to turn. Slim profile set Mahogany neck, topped with a 22-fret rose board.
The Gibson Les Paul Junior, is a simple but classic Les Paul Model, like this oldie it was an entry level guitar that allowed beginning guitarists to acquire a Les Paul, which in the early days were anything but cheap. Made in USA, since 1954, this is a 2nd year ’55 production model and basic at that. The guitar sports a single “dog ear” p-90 pick up and one tone and volume control. The guitar has been used extensively and has the wear and damage to the finish as you’d expect. It appears that the bridge studs have been re-set as is the neck, which apparently was a common issue for aging guitars. Tuners, although orinigal and still working are quite hard to turn. Slim profile set Mahogany neck, topped with a 22-fret rose board.
Here a Yamaha SG-3000 custom reissue guitar. This model was made in Japan during the heyday of Japanese Guitars. The SG-3000 is by far one of the top quality build guitars. Sporting killer looks and equipped with a great sound. Built like a tank from mahogany body with maple cap, a proper thru body neck, ebony fret board, abalone split-wing fret-board position markers, abalone purfling round the binding. Brass plated hardware, Spinex pups with coil tapping options. This guitar is heavy and has lots and lots of sustain. The guitar stands out with the finish topped off with elaborate binding in abalone. It once more demonstrates the Yamaha luthiers’ craftsmanship. The Yamaha SG-3000 is considered by many to be the ultimate SG.
Here a bit of a marmite guitar, the screamingly loud-coloured Gibson Les Paul Custom “Bullseye” Zakk Wylde issue in Cream/Black. It’s a blend of characteristics with the concentric circles and the stripped neck, non Gibson EMG active Pickups as standard issue. For aficionado’s a superb example of an early ZW Les Paul Custom with Serial 515. The guitar is in excellent condition for its years with a bit of tarnishing of the gold plated hardware giving it patina and bit of rock mojo. With its feel and killer looks, and awesome sound it is a great guitar and a winner in the collection. The fretboard is dark ebony and the maple neck plays light and fluid. Guitar lives in its hard-case.
Here a cool Gibson Les Paul Les Paul Standard R8, Guitar from the renowned Heritage series that ran in the early 1980’s. This is a killer guitar with cool looks due to its understated flame honey finish. Not a screaming loud finish but very nice maple top and a killer sound to boot; for those who know the Gibson Les Paul Historic Heritage range, you will have seen some great examples of Gibson’s luthiery. However, this one is another cool guitar and unmistakably a close cousin to the 1958 Gibson LP. An R8 prehistoric, close to the vintage original, in an early, 1980 reissue.
Here we have a Fender Precision Bass, 1978 Made in USA, in an attractive aged cream white. Fender’s bolt on guitars and Basses were very popular since their development in the 50s, and throughout the 60s and 70s, these have been the go to instrument of choice for many. With its classic design and recognisable tone these proved reliable and accessible. A good example is the the bass below. A solid bass made out of alder with a maple board. Great looker with the sunburst and the slightly tarnished chrome hardware. Bass lives in its moulded case.
1st issue Yamaha SG-2000 in Cherry Sunburst finish, in excellent condition. A real beauty with its translucent finish and one of the nicer Yamaha SGs in the SG-2000 series. The Sunburst translucent and shows the underlying mahogany and maple. The history of the SG-2000 is interesting in that it was developed in the 1970s with the input from none less than Carlos Santana. This is a really early SG-2000 as it still has the SG-175 numbering scheme. Like it’s predecessor, the SG-175, the guitar plays like a dream.
The guitar is very heavy, with a thru body neck, brass sustain plate under the bridge and an ebony fret-board. Unlike the later versions, this model does not have the coil taps as that was a later feature, and can be found on models like the slimmer necked, SG-2000s and SG-1000 and 700. A really great SG, lives in its case.
Here a Yamaha SG-1000 in Cherry Sunburst. The SG-1000 is the more rocky little brother of the acclaimed Yamaha SG-2000 that was developed in the 1970s. This guitar is a dream to play and handles and balances well and plays light and fluid. The guitar is a solid and quality build instrument with a set neck and ebony fret-board with mother of pearl, split wing position markers. Weight of guitar approx. 4.2 Kgs, neck width at nut approx. 4.4 cm.
Here we have a Fender Stratocaster designed as part of the “Exotic Wood” series that came out in 2017. A departure from Fender’s usual wood choices, the 2017 Wood choices included reclaimed and recycled wood from a multi wood furniture factory nearby the Fender factory. Pine, Dark mahogany, African woods like Oukome and Shedua were amongst the materials used. Part of that range was a Shedua Top Stratocaster, it was thought the Oukome alters the typical Stratocaster tone. The okoume body is a hard wood and has a snappy, punchy attack while the Shedua top is classy looking.
This Stratocaster is loaded with three V-Mod single-coil pickups containing Alnico magnets for high output as well as clarity when adjusting the volume controls, thanks to the a treble-bleed tone circuit. The neck is made from flame maple and has a C-shape shaped neck profile with the narrow-tall frets make it easy to bend strings accurately. Pickguard and backplate are made from anodised aluminium. Guitar lives in its moulded hardcase
Here a cool Gibson Firebird made in 2016 in Pelham Blue, new to the collection. This is one of a Firebird with vibrola made during a production run from 2016. Kitted out with two mini humbuckers, it is a cool looking tone machine. The condition is great, as it is only a few years old. Even the tan coloured case is in great nick.
Here we have a cool looking Fender Jazz Bass deluxe in attractive Translucent Teal in excellent condition. It has a modern C profile neck with a smooth rosewood fingerboard which has a 7.25″ radius. The fret-markers are abalone dots. The Teal body polyurethane finish is very clean showing some very light signs of play . This is a great Fender bass with a straight neck and original frets which are in excellent condition. The back of the neck and body is extremely clean. This bass plays superbly well and pack a punch. The bass has a preamp circuit delivering either active and passive tone via a set of N3 Noiseless pickups. The bass also has an active 3-band EQ; the Jazz Bass’s electronics can be toggled between active and passive. Serial number: DN912448, weight: approx. 11lbs ,Neck dimensions, Nut width: 1.5 inch depth at 1st fret: 21 mm. Lives in its case.