Elite Vintage Guitars – About

Hi Y’all, my name is Jay and I have started this blog regarding my collection of vintage guitars, simply because I dig them and they are a joy to play. My guitar collection started about 40 years ago with my first Pearl SG Copy,  then a cherry sunburst Yamaha SG-700 guitar, and when I was into prog rock, metal and rock and roll. Many moons later, the collection has grown a bit and is scattered in various places, some are in UK and some are in my native Holland .

My collection is mainly Japanese, Taiwanese and Korean stuff like Yamaha, Ibanez, Aria although I dig some of the old USA stuff like Peavey, Guild, Musicman, Fender, too.

Collecting guitars needs  space, which isn’t much about, not good when suffering from GAS (Guitar Acquisition Syndrome) , so to make space for “new stuff” ,  I punt some geets off  so, if you are looking for something a bit different,  check it out. Most stuff stays in the collection but some are up for grabs and marked – FS.


Some noteworthy guitars from my collection  include the world famous early 1970s Yamaha SG-175, made by Yamaha for Carlos Santana and some other rare Yamaha or other Les Paul models from the 1970s, for example the beautifully crafted LP in honeyburst, made for Jimmy Page (see picture below).

Some of the  “excess stuff” is displayed and sold via Simon from “Ayr Guitar” and Brian  of “The Berwick Music Gallery” who  kindly offered me space in their music shops, and are keen to help you try out one of these.


cheers Jay

Yamaha SG's at Berwick Music Gallery

The Music Gallery Berwick

Yamaha SGs at Ayr Guitar

Ayr Guitar


4 comments on “Elite Vintage Guitars – About

  1. Bought a Yamaha SL 400 from Jay cant put it down LOBE IT Thanks again SG 2000 next Please Andy

  2. Was looking to replace an SG 1000 I rather stupidly part exchanged for a Bass amp some 30 years ago ….. had never purchased anything this big before online and must admit was more than a bit nervous about doing so

    I need not have worried ….. Jay was a pleasure to deal with and I got myself an excellent guitar, which looks good, plays really well and sounds great ….. what more can I say, I’m very happy with the result

  3. Just bought a very nice Yamaha SG700s from Jay. A fantastic looking and sounding guitar. Jay is a very knowledgeable guy and it was a pleasure to do business with him. If I’m ever fortunate enough to be in the position for a much sought after SG2000 I know where to come 🙂 I would have no hesitation in recommending Jay to anyone… Thanks Jay.

  4. The yamaha sg700 was in better condition than in the photos, not a mark on it and for a 1979 guitar thats amazing, the guitar was hand delivered by Jay so got to meet the man him self, great knowledge on guitars and a great man to speak with.

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