No guitar collection is complete without some semi acoustic guitars. For the Gibson aficionados, that would be a 335 or a 175, the one Liam Gallagher uses or Steve Howe for the respective guitars. Now back in time, when Carlos Santana was consulted for his part in the development of the now famous Yamaha SG-2000, Yamaha Corp had just released two interesting solid body guitars, the Yamaha SG-90 and legendary Yamaha SG-175. Yamaha Corp had developed some interest semiacoustics, however, in 1974 the Yamaha SA-60 and SA-90 were released. These were the top of the range semiacoustics that Yamaha produced over the period 1966-69. High quality maple was formed and moulded into a beautifully crafted guitar. Quite a bit larger than the Gibson 335 or 339, these guitars resonated well even when played unplugged. The large hollow body is craft fully made with rosewood fingerboard, real abalone and finished off with chrome hardware. With a three way toggle switch within two dual hum-buckers, give the guitar a great solid punch and the set neck construction with glued in neck gives it ample sustain. The headstock is quite large and finished off in a lovely wood finish. Price £1275 ONO
Here we have a rare near mint 1963 Guild Starfire II, Racing Green finish in very well preserved original condition. What’s more unusual, this guitar was given in the 1960s to a young guitarist for his 21st birthday and has been his main and prized instrument during his entire life.
The guitar is in exceptional condition with even only minor checking of the nitro finish. The frets show only minor wear too, indicating home use only. It’s a large guitar, emulating the Gibson ES-125 and feels a little bulky but the guitar plays very well overall and all hardware, and electronics are in excellent working order. The body and neck show the minimal playing wear of an instrument of it’s age, the headstock is in good shape and has no breaks or repairs. Everything is structurally sound.
This Starfire II is a fully hollow single cutaway design with f-holes, Mahogany back & sides, Black nitro cellulose pick-guard, Adjustomatic Bridge, Guild Harp tailpiece, Mahogany neck, Brazilian Rosewood fretboard with dot inlays, 2 DeArmond Dynasonic pickups, 2 volume, 2 tone controls, 3 position pickup selector switch, Black headstock faceplate with Guild logo & 3 per side tuners.
This guitar has been fully checked over, and set up and is an all round excellent sounding and playing guitar. Comes with original Guild hardcase. Price £2875