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 9, 2016
Just playing this guitar acoustically is fun. Really comfy “D” neck and warm, woody tone define this little Gem. She came to us gutted and in need of some loving…. below is listed work we’ve done this beautiful little thing.
1. Re fret
2. Re install the electronics having first cleaned, lubed, and then tested them thoroughly. There is nothing more painful than getting the electronics in only to find a broken wire etc, especially with wire this old.
3. Set up with 11-49 (can be re set to anyone’s preferred free of charge)
Additions and non genuine….. As mentioned earlier two potentiometers have been replaced. The original bridge and scratch plate are supplied, however we found that a Bigsby bridge worked better tonally….. Bigsby hmmmm? now that’s an idea……
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April 24, 2016
1973 Fender Telecaster Custom
ser. No. 373650
This guitar is all original (apart from a replaced 3 way selector switch) right down to the frets. The alder body is light (unlike the later American ash guitars).
The playability is smooth owing to the slick factory frets and the tone is as you would expect. We see very few pre ’75 telecasters so examples like this are highly collectable, although we’d love to see it gigging again….
We all have a little bit of Keith Richards that needs to come out so here’s your chance. Hope that happens I don’t really know what else to say, this tele’s doing the talking now
$4000.00 (inc original case)
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January 16, 2016
I present to you the Burns Vibroslim Circa 1964…..Now if there’s one thing I know about you Burns Folk and that is you’re all a bit mad! Kind of like me and triumph TR7’s… only “special” friends get it….. with that said, this beast sounds huge and plays real slick having just been re fretted and set up, I’ve never worked out why Burns Guitar’s didn’t appear more in the heavier end of classic 60’s rock as they really are built for the job….Love it!
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April 4, 2015
I always wanted to own one of these however having never seen a lefty I think I may go to my grave empty handed.
Of course, what is important here is. If I had a Lefty white falcon, what would I wear with it? Coz let’s be honest, you don’t wear this guitar.. it wears you.
OK! enough! Here’s the guff.. beautiful guitar in 9/10 looks like a big beautiful blond because it is.
The guitar world’s Jane Mansfield. Plays like butter with a huge tone. Not much to say really, other than ….wow!!!! in original case
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April 1, 2015
Is it just me or do old semi’s have a much ‘woodier’ acoustic tone?
Which means of course, a much “woodier” electric tone. Everything you need is here. A slim taper neck (rare for a Gretsch) hat fits into the hand real snug and light weight to help on those long gigs. TV Jones filtertrons have been retrofitted however the original ‘G’ brand “hi-lo” pick ups are also included.
We recently re fretted the old girl as the previous owner had plainly loved her so much he’d flattened the old frets to the point where they were barely more the fret markers, but hey! that says a lot about just how good this geetar is… in original case.
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