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.
Includes Case (non original)
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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.
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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.
Includes Original Case
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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.
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November 24, 2016
This is an interesting and unique guitar for the following reasons:
- It is the first “production” Maton with a red cedar top
- It was designed by Brad Clarke and little old me in 1996
- Only 125 were made between 1996 and 2003.
- Maton lost the manufacturing records giving this custom model an air of mystery.
- The sound board braces are slightly scalloped
- Finally, The “EMJ” stands for Electric/ Music Junction. I worked for The Music Junction from 1990 to 1998.
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June 20, 2016
Before you ask….. Yes that wear is all real… One of our favourite clients is Jimmy Watts and this is one of our favourite guitars, which sadly he has to part with to finance his latest album.Of his three guitars he asked me “which one will be the most desirable?” by far the best is this one.
We’ve mantained this guitar since new and contrary to appearance, structurally she’s in great condition. The Red Cedar sound board produces the sweetest tone. She’s really played in and the neck feels amazing. We also have, not one but three pick ups on board going out to three seperate output jacks conceived and custom made in house. A bug, a piezo under saddle pick up and my personal fave: a calibrated “Charlie Christian” style P90 Cover made in house just so you can run it through a guitar amp get seriously fat tone…..
She also sports one of our compensated nut for better tuneability and intonation. This truthfully is”that’ mythical guitar everyone hopes to find.
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