Here a cool guitar from the Gibson stable, an Amber Sunburst Gibson Les Paul Standard model. Great guitar with a fine top on it. This guitar was made in USA in 2009, which falls in the so called good wood era and guitars were made to a high standard. This guitar has seen little use and has only minor marks to body and is in great condition. A small wood chip on the back of the top of the headstock. The overall playability is superb and the guitar has a nice feel about it, aided by the fact that it has a chambered body. Set up nice and low, it plays like butter. The guitar lives in its black line hard case.
Fender Stratocaster Plus, black 1994 with a Fender “Floyd Rose” Tremolo system and a Pearloid pick guard. This is a Fender Strat with Lace Sensors pick ups for reduced hum and guitar feedback. (Lace Sensors are true single-coil pickups; that are different from classic single coils. The main difference is that, like the pickups used on the old Fender Jags, the coil is surrounded by metal barriers which are designed to reduce electro-magnetic interference such as power line hum by way of shielding the coils).Very versatile instrument and great guitar to play. The guitar consists of an ash body, with maple neck and fingerboard. Tuners are Fenders Sperzel type locking tuners which keep in tune. Very responsive guitar in all and easy to play. Lovely ebony finish contrasting with the white pick guard. Good condition overall. The guitar lives in its Fender hard-case.
Here a Rickenbacker 360 Jetglo, made in USA in 2001 and is a stunning guitar. The 360 design appeared in the 1960s and has been updated over time to incorporate modern upgrades like Schaller tuners and Hi-gain pickups. The guitar has a classic sound and has the now well recognisable Rickenbacker look. The sound is quite different from a 330 inasmuch that there appears to be a higher output, these Hi gain pickups are according the spec sheet, more tightly wound and have exposed adjustable pole pieces to achieve a fatter tone. The neck has an easy accessible 24 3/4″ Scale Length, a bit shorter than the average Fender Strat, but bang on the Gibson LP range. The guitar body and neck are typically made of maple and the fingerboard is lacquered rose wood. Tuners are Schaller chrome type tuners. Guitar lives in its hardcase
Here a cool Gibson Les Paul Custom, by the custom shop in Wine Red. It’s a 2002 model and is a superb example of a fine solid body guitar made with solid mahogany body with a great translucent finish. The guitar is in near mint condition with only a bit of yellowing of the binding. This red beast is, killer looks and awesome sound also it is a winner. The fretboard is a very fine grain ebony and the neck plays very well. Guitar lives in a black coloured Gibson Custom hard-case.
Fender Stratocaster Plus, midnight blue metallic 1991. This is a Fender Strat with Lace Sensors pick ups for reduced hum and guitar feedback. (Lace Sensors are true single-coil pickups; that are different from classic single coils. The main difference is that, like the pickups used on the old Fender Jags, the coil is surrounded by metal barriers which are designed to reduce electro-magnetic interference such as power line hum by way of shielding the coils).Very versatile instrument and great guitar to play. The guitar consists of an ash body, with maple neck and fingerboard. Tuners are Sperzel type locking tuners which keep very well in tune. Very responsive guitar in all and easy to play. Lovely blue metallic aged coloured finish. Good condition, vintage yellowed scratch plate giving it an old style strat feel. The guitar lives in a Fender hard-case.
Here we have a Fender Jazz Bass, 1978, Made in USA, in a marmite-like finish, and uncommon Antigua Sunburst. 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 greenish Antigua and the chrome hardware. Bass lives in its case.
Here a Rickenbacker 4003 bass in Jetglo finish, made in USA in 2010 and an example of a royal bass line with an illustrious rock history. The bass features a thru body neck construction and wings placed alongside the central neck. The Rickenbacker 4003, which replaced the 4001, which was issued first in 1961 and lasted till the 1980s. The 4003 differs in the truss rod design and has better wearing frets. The pickups are higher in output, and the bridge pickup, a so-called “horseshoe” pickup, was remodelled, featuring a more conventional design, although the “horseshoe”, is for looks only and removable. Just look at band recordings by Motörhead, Rush, Genesis and others, to fully appreciate the Rick sound. This bass is in exceptional condition and lives in its Ricky hardcase.
Most people will recall having seen a Gibson ES-335, the archetypal semi-hollow body Gibson, used by many a household music band or guitarist. Apart from that famous model, many other semi hollow guitars (ES) were produced by Gibson. The ES Range varied enormously in size, and also smaller and flatter versions were made. So here we have a Gibson Midtown, a slightly smaller and flatter brother of the Gibson ES-335. This is an amazing guitar, made in Memphis in 2012, the custom versions were a limited issue with cool looks and the fancy diamond style inlaid headstock, further featuring “Ebony” style resin based Richlite fret board with pearloid markings and binding around the fretboard and body. It’s a great sounding guitar too, with specifications somewhere between a Les Paul and ES-335. It plays beautifully and everything works perfectly. There are some very faint scratches just above the neck pickup from playing, but nothing serious in any way. Guitar lives in the original hard case with furry lining.
Here a cool guitar from the Gibson stable, a great looking Gibson Les Paul Standard model in a finish called Santa Fe Sunrise. Great guitar with an AAA flame type top on it. Although it’s a 15+ year old guitar it is in great condition and the pick guard was never fitted. These models from 2004/5 were issued as a limited issue of about 275 units and fall in the category of the so called good wood guitars, when Gibson guitars were apparently made to a high standard and from good materials. This guitar has seen minor use and but no discernible marks to body. The overall playability is superb too. Set up nice and low so it plays like butter. Lives in its Gibson case.
Here a rare Gibson Les Paul model, a 1979 Gibson Les Paul Custom K.M. Cherry Sunburst. This is Gibson’s first re-issue of the 1959 Les Paul, 20 years after its inception. Made in Kalamazoo, this is a K.M. (Kalamazoo Made) in Michigan, at the Original Gibson factory, and built by the old craftsmen on the original machinery that started Gibson’s legacy of being world renowned.
The “Custom Made” plaque, which is mounted under the tail piece was only used during the very early first run of production for this very rare guitar, of which only about 1,500 were made and far fewer came with the “custom made” plaque. Adding to the rarity of this guitar.. this is Gibson’s’ short use of the open faced double-cream T-Top humbuckers. Due to lawsuits with DiMarzio, and patent rights issues, these pick ups were also used for a very short time.
All in all a well playing guitar that has been used, as can be seen from the natural relicing on the back of the guitar.
Here an uncommon Gibson Bass, the Midtown Signature Bass guitar, made in USA in 2014. This is in a black pearloid sparkly finish. Like it’s offset predecessor, the Les Paul signature models from the 1980s, this has an offset body albeit non- arch top like and a flat acoustic body section.great guitar, and not common at all. This model appeared from 2014-15 and was issued in gold flake, black sparkly and Pelham blue.it’s semi hollow and relatively light weight. Lives in its case.
The Fender Jaguar is an electric guitar made by Fender and characterized by an offset-waist body, a relatively unusual switching system with two separate circuits for lead and rhythm, and a short-scale 24″ neck. Owing some roots to the Jazzmaster, it was introduced in 1962 as Fender’s feature-laden top-of-the-line model, designed to lure players from Gibson. During its initial 13-year production run, the Jaguar did not sell as well as the Stratocaster and Telecaster, and achieved its most noticeable popularity in the surf music scene. The Jaguar was taken out of production in 1975, and vintage Jaguars became popular first with American punk rock players, and then more so during the alternative rock and indie rock movements of the 1980s and 1990s. This model is a 2nd year production model, and pots and neck date it to ‘63.