‘All Instruments’ Category

  1. Gibson ES335 LH 2002

    October 13, 2017

    This is such a beautiful guitar… I’m a leftie myself, but like many of my clients I have one problem and here’s a hint…… She resides at the same address and holds the purse strings…….. but for you luckier leftie’s this baby is a treat!

    We’ve been servicing this guitar since new and we know every bit of her. Amazing tone and playability not to mention, scarcity. Mid 90’s through to early 2000’s are my favourite years for Gibson production. Build and finish quality is high and the quality of the timber used in this guitar is sublime. 

    $3500.00

    Includes Original Case


  2. Gibson ES125 C. 1955

    October 13, 2017

    Here we have a lovely mid ’50’s ES125 fully set up and ready to rock… Whether it be Jazz, Fuzz or Country, this guitar has it all going on…. here’s some facts

    1. Originally purchased for Jackson’s rare Guitars in the late 80’s
    2. Finish is in great condition however a re-finish may have been done at some stage.
    3. The pots date to 10-53 
    4. The “sloped” headstock puts the age at ’55 or before.
    5. The P90 is original, however, the cover has been modified; probably as a result of the fact that many of these covers pulled away from the body owing to a lack of flexiblility… You Gibson nuts will know about this!
    6. The serial number is unusual, if a little hard to read. From what i can make out it looks to be “SP0228” with what looks like a 4 on the end. 
    7. The bridge may or may not be original.

    But with this knowledge in hand, at the end of the day this is a lovely guitar with amazing tone and playability.

    $1800.00

    Includes Case (non original)


  3. Gibson LG1 C. 1955-57

    October 13, 2017

    This is a lovely example of a Vintage Gibson at a very, very good price. Here’s what we know..

    1. The serial number indicates that the guitar was built in ’57
    2. The headstock however is “sloped”, indicating a build date of ’55 or before
    3. The bridge is a straight style rather that a “reverse” belly style
    4. We have re fretted the guitar and set her up with 11-52 elixir strings
    5. The previous owner is one Sam Cutler, Tour manager for the Rolling Stones and the Grateful Dead.
     
    You Gibson feinds will have fun with this, although I would say (in my humble opinion) that the guitar was built in ’57 using a ’55 NOS neck. Whatever the case or opinion; and I’m sure there will be many; this is a lovely playing guitar with a warm tone and a lovely patina which would compliment any collection.

    $2000.00

    Includes Case (non original)


  4. Martin D12/28 1971

    September 20, 2017

    Aah yes my fine feathered friends, here’s our latest temptation for you…. I present to you this beautiful 1971 Martin D12/28… Solid East Indian rosewood back, sides and finger board and an action as smooth as a gravy sandwich…. oh yes! That other little detail …. the tone…. must I elaborate? Just re fretted in our workshop.

    $3200.00

    Includes Case


  5. Vintage Harmony Cowboy Parlor c.1930’s

    September 20, 2017

    Howdy Pardiners… your looking at our latest restoration. As can be seen, she’s had a full ground up restoration. Further to this has been the addition of scalloped X bracings. We’ve restored many a parlor guitar but this’n is up there with the best of them.. The tone is warm and smokey. The volume is amazing. All this from such a small bodied instrument. These Harmonies were made from solid birch which is a surprisingly good tone wood and this little guitar shows this in spades. Set up with over size vintage frets and deer antler saddle and nut. There’s not a lot more to say.

    $1250.00

    Includes Original Case


  6. 70’s Japanese Les Paul “Shop Custom”

    September 8, 2017

    To be honest, when we started this “upcycle” we really didn’t know where it was heading but as it came together we could see some of our favourite things evolving out of the mist. But first the back story… This guitar was donated to us some years ago. She was in a sorry state, just the bare bones comprising of the body and the neck. The finish had been stripped and the headstock binding was missing as were pieces of the headstock and there it sat for at least three years. Being a Japanese LP replica with a semi hollow top, I would place it in the late ‘70’s-early 80’s. She’s probably a Kasuga, maybe a Stagg or maybe an Ibanez… take your pick.

    The refurb  process went as follows. I had some fine Japanese Gift wrap (quite appropriate I think) so decided to give it a “distressed wallpaper” vibe. Andre over sprayed this with tinted lacquer and voila! This created a slight Zemaitis vibe. Andre restored the headstock and re fretted the neck before again over spraying in tint lacquer. I had a Seymour Duncan “Dime time” pick up for the bridge and an 80’s Dimarzio PAF for the neck. All new electronics with the exception of two original 70’s Japanese tone controls (they have a slight squeak when turned which I think is kind of cute). We also decided to use a trapeze tail piece which gives the guitar a lovely woody tone and I feel also gives a slight Rick Turner vibe (another fine maker). Aged parts add further to the look which all put together also gives the end product a slight vibe of Neil Young’s “Old Black”. She sounds and plays amazingly!

    You can tell that we’re pretty stoked with the finished product. Whoever buys this guitar is buying a very unique one off instrument that was saved owing to imagination and passion…

    $895.00

    Includes Case