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.
Here we have a rare 1983 Fender Elite Precision Bass II in excellent condition. It has a wide C profile Maple neck with a beautiful maple fingerboard which has a 7.25″ radius. The fret-markers are dots. The Siena Burst body finish is showing some very light signs of crazing but is completely original. This is a great Fender bass with a straight neck and original frets which are in excellent condition showing very little wear. The only imperfections on this bass are a few insignificantly light scuffs and marks on the pick-guard around the edges of the body and the top edge of the headstock. The back of the neck and body is extremely clean. This bass plays superbly well and pack a punch. Serial number: E323169, weight: 11lbs 3.5oz. Neck dimensions, Nut width:45 mm depth at 1st fret: 21 mm. Lives in its case.
Here a funny one. A first year 2006 model Hello Kitty Squier Stratocaster. The guitar is equipped with a single humbucker pickup in the bridge position, a maple neck and an Agathis (Asian Mahogany) body. It has only one control knob, which is to control the volume. This model has been in production for a few years since January 2006. It seems that a bunch of well known musicians have also rocked with the “Hello Kitty” guitar. Guitar lives in its fender case. The hello Kitty range featured a Squier Strat in Pink and black, and a Badtz Maru Bronco short-scale Bass completed the line-up.
Here a funny one. A first year issue 2006 model Hello Kitty Squier Stratocaster. The guitar is equipped with a ingle humbucker pickup in the bridge position, a maple neck and an Agathis (Asian Mahogany) body. It has only one knob, which is to control the volume. It has been in production since January 2006. It seems that a bunch of well known musicians have also rocked with the “Hello Kitty” guitar. Guitar lives in its fender case. The hello Kitty range featured a Squier Strat in Pink and black, and a Badts Maru Bronco Bass completed the line-up.
Here a 1980 Yamaha SG-1000 in Tobacco Sunburst finish, Generally we still see quite a few SG-guitars kicking about, but the SG-1000/2000 are becoming harder to get. The brass plated hardware shows some minor signs of use. The SG-1000 has been a great guitar and the weapon of choice of many renowned players.
The SG-1000 is considered a more rocky little brother of the acclaimed Yamaha SG-2000. A solid instrument and quality built 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. Lives in hard-case.
Here we have a another Gibson Flying V2, this time an 1980 model of the same experimental design V2 design in an attractive Tobacco Sunburst. Also this model has the boomerang shaped Tim Shaw inspired pick ups. Generally, the V2 model has the general shape of previous Flying V’s but the V2 sported a 5-layered sculptured walnut and maple body. Initially these guitars came in either Maple or Walnut for the top & bottom layer known at Gibson as the “Sandwich”. More models in a variety of finishes were produced till about 1982.
Rickenbacker bass guitars have found their way into mainstream rock music for decades and bands like Beatles, Motörhead, Rush and Genesis to name but a few have contributed to the popularity of these instruments. Based on the original 4000series, the 4001 model features the crest wave design and flat, neck thru body construction. The 4001 features 2 single coil pickups. The bass is fairly light compared to some contemporary rock machines. However it plays and balances well.
Gibson Gospel guitars originated in 1971 and were initially manufactured at Gibson’s Kalamazoo factory. The guitar was designed to be a deep sounding vocal backup instrument.
Designed with a flat top, square shoulders, arched back, a solid spruce top, maple neck, with laminated maple back and sides and had a tortoise style body binding and pick guard. These original guitars were only available with a natural finish. The headstock featured the image of a Dove below the Gibson logo.
Here we have an uncommon 1977 Music-man StingRay I guitar, finished in translucent walnut. The Stingray model, needs no further introduction and has become an iconic instrument over the past 4 decades. This is a relative of the Stingray Bass guitars Released first in 1976, with large-size active pickups. not seen before on a factory produced guitar, powered by a 9-volt battery-powered preamp with 2-band EQ. The two mega sized hum-bucking pickups giving this guitar a punchy yet trebly sound. Excellent guitar, lives in its case.