November 28, 2017
It’s hard to believe that this old girl is as old as me….. and like me, has done many, many gigs…. The action is sleek on account of the fret dress and set up just completed in our workshop. I made a brass brake bar to increase the down pressure onto the bridge, and used the original tail piece mounting holes to fit the brake so as to not affect the originality. She is so lovely and is original right down to the fret wire. The patina and checking are sublime. She might be light in weight (3kg’s) but big on resonance and tone. Whether a collector or player, she’s just beautiful!
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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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April 1, 2015
Yet another of the fine guitars commissioned to us by the great Andy Dashwood.
The light swamp ash body is beautifully figured and the resonance and sustain is sublime. this is one of the old boy’s faves, thus the TK Smith custom scratch plate and arm rest (the original is also included).
All this and the original Fender tweed case for:
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March 18, 2014
1962 Harmony Rocket
Can you believe it! This beautiful vintage 1962 Harmony Rocket had been sitting around the shop in a half finished state for over 2 years, owing the fact that John was so daunted by the prospect of re wiring her, that it sat in the “too hard” basket.
Finally here she is, freshly re wired, re fretted and ready to go. The super slim neck will be a treasure for those with, shall we say “petite hands” or maybe not. The Gold top pick ups are surprisingly fat and the tone is warm and woody.
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March 13, 2014
A shiny, lovely 1977 Fender Telecaster Deluxe. What can we say that hasn’t been said about this little classic?
The fat, warm tone of the wide range humbuckers are offset by the one piece maple neck and northern ash body. This guitar is original in every way real stunner with street cred to burn.
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September 21, 2012
A custom build project with a twist. After crafting a Rick Parffit replica guitar for Statoz Quo (a very good Status Quo tribute band. Check out their facebook here) they just had to have the matching Francis Rossi edition.
So there we were faced with daunting task of creating another replica. I say daunting because the standards for these replica instruments are very high. Ask any Status Quo fan and they will tell you that the guitars in that band are a crucial element. To be taken seriously as a tribute band you must have the accurate axe.
So we started from scratch
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