Here a 1968 Gibson Les Paul Standard model In Gold. This is an unusual Les Paul guitar; a custom Gibson Les Paul Standard model from a transitional period when P90s were more commonplace and Gibson started using Mini Hum-buckers. It appears that in the period 1968-1970, most Standards had p-90s and with the arrival of the Deluxe, the use of Mini Humbuckers became common place. Looks like the guitar was factory built this way, judging from the machine routing marks in the inside cavity. It has seen good use and has some buckle marks on the back and some of the finish is worn. Tuner heads were replaced with Grover. The playability, however, is superb and the guitar has a real bite tone wise. Much heavier than my ‘53 Les Paul and harder to handle but set up with low action it plays quite well. Lives in its worn case.
….In the Recording Studio, with Sin’Dogs William Mc Gonagle and Zal Cleminson and David Cowan, presented the boys with their “new” Yamaha SG-700 (1977) and Gibson L-6s Deluxe (1975) loaded with Wîlf Víssengäs Ghost Guitar Pick Ups……
Listen out for the new Sin’Dogs album, or see them live nearby you, or in Sweden on June 5th…check for venues http://www.sindogsofficial.com…..
Welcome to the Endorsee club, Mr Butler.
Here we have what looks like a happy, grinning Singer Songwriter, Musician…Mr Tony Butler (Former Big Country bassist and band member) following delivery of Elite Vintage Guitars’ Vintage Yamaha SG-700 (1977), kitted out with TB Butler Bucker Pickups by Wilfs Ghost Guitar Pickups Uk. To get your own contact me at http://www.elitevintageguitars.com and Wilf Vissenga at http://www.ghostguitarpickups.com,
Update January 2017 – New “Old” Geetars for “The Skids” – Yamaha SG-200 (1983)
In addition to the work between Ghost Pick ups and Elite Vintage Guitars, we are also kitting out the Skids for their upcoming 40year anniversary tour and work on their new album to commemorate this. AS the guitar tunings are vastly different from the “big Country” sound a multiple set of guitars is required reflecting the variety in tuning. No problem as Wilf Vissenga and I are keen to get these boys off to a flying start.
Elite Vintage Guitars has been successfully teaming up with Ghost Guitar Pickups UK (Wilf Vissenga) to provide iconic bands “Big Country” and “the Skids” with a high quality vintage Yamaha SF-700, modded with super hot “Field of Fire” Ghost Pick ups.
Here we have the birth of the “Superfrightr SF-700, with Wilf and Jay then Bruce taking delivery and testing the “Beast”……no doubt you will all be hearing and seeing this axe and more in action soon.
Check out the Big Country’s Facebook page and website http://www.bigcountry.co.uk/
See pics below of Bruce Watson of Big Country putting the Yamaha SF-700 thru its paces…!! (More info in the page “News”)