‘Acoustic Guitars’ Category

  1. 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)


  2. 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)


  3. 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


  4. 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


  5. Hofner President C.1958

    March 17, 2017

    You don’t need me to tell you how beautiful this girl is.  We’ve had a few things to get around like the neck set problem, electronics and what type of bridge will do justice to her.  The neck we removed (actually age and several bad gluing job did it for us… But we didn’t fight it!) We then removed a whole section of the neck heal which we deemed weak and replaced it with a maple insert and a vertical dowel running right through the center.  For the bridge, we ended up making a one piece compensated jazz bridge out of striped ebony.  She really belongs in the hands of a professional, however, she’ll also take being owned by someone who really loves her.  She’s plays like butter and the tone both acoustically and electrically is warm and woody.

    $1800.00

    Inc. Case


  6. Maton Heritage c.2001

    November 24, 2016

    Maton Heritage

    This is an interesting and unique guitar for the following reasons:

    1. It is the first “production” Maton with a red cedar top
    2. It was designed by Brad Clarke and little old me in 1996
    3. Only 125 were made between 1996 and 2003.
    4. Maton lost the manufacturing records giving this custom model an air of mystery.
    5. The sound board braces are slightly scalloped
    6. Finally, The “EMJ” stands for Electric/ Music Junction. I worked for The Music Junction from 1990 to 1998.

    $1300

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