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Some people ask me what was the first guitar you
Here it is; 1958 Les Paul Junior TV.
This was the first year of the double rounded cutaway
horns and the multi-layer pickgaurd. Stupidly 30 years ago
I replaced the original tailpiece/bridge and machine heads
and didnt keep the originals!
The colour is the original "limed mahogany TV finish" or
as we call it "Boke Yellow"
Here being put through it's paces is a 1991 Gibson SST
"Chet Atkins". This model is now discontinued, dont know
if that's due to the fact that Chet has passed on or what,
but Gibson made a mistake in stopping production of this
As some of you know I lived in the USA for a number of
years, and I remember clearly one night in 1981 in
Sarasota Florida, we were in the middle of moving house
and the TV's were not hooked up and so I put on the radio.
Coming forth was a Classical guitar concert and I thought
"hmm unusual for here" and kept on unpacking. I went back
into the room a few minutes later and it had changed to
Jazz guitar and then it went into sort of Rock-a-Billy
mode. I thought "Jings! who the dickens is that?" It was
of course Mr Atkins live from Atlanta and I remember being
a little ashamed that I had thought he was a sort of fancy
Duane Eddy, who by the way is also miles better than his
Modelling this cracker today is my fellow guitar nut and
great pal "The Bert Weedon of Ballachulish" Mr Chaz
Cant afford a 335? this is the guitar for you. Not to be
confused with the rubbish made in Korea. This is a blue
label Kalamazoo Michigan Job. Except that the label also
says made in Japan. Epiphone/Gibson started making guitars
there in 1970 and stopped in 1984 when they moved to
Korea. It is impossible to date this as nobody ever kept
records of the Japanese serial numbers but due to the fact
that I am an old git and have come across these a lot in
the past I would say it is early 70's. If you want the
serial number to try and trace it get in touch. This
guitar was one of the many 335 type guitars out there all
be it one of the better ones.
It is crazy you know, what guitars are worth now, I once
bought a 1966 Epiphone Casino [American] for £3 and
was very happy when I sold it a couple of years later for
Apologies for the flash photo of Mr C. Stewart, I thought
he might look better lit up.
This is a 1984 GIBSON Flying V GUITAR - SERIAL # 82754531
IN GOOD CONDITION WITH ORIGINAL CUSTOM FADED PAINT AND
ORIGINAL HARDWARE AND CASE.
This Guitar plays and sounds absolutely fantastic.
The neck is straight, frets are still very good and has
ebony fretboard with dot inlays.
Original hardcase and original whammy bar are included.
This guitar is super solid, high quality built.
The guitar does have some minor nicks and scratches, also
some of the finished paints is worn/chipped but does not
detract from this 20+ yr old classic.
The Ultimate Telecaster!
This is not a Fender. This is better.
This is what happens when you have too much time on your
Custom Telecaster Deluxe
Built with USA Parts
Swamp ash body with flamed maple front
Birdseye maple neck
"Hot Rails" type Joe Barden Pickups
- slim humbuckers
Mighty Mite Telecaster Bridge
CTS Electrics Tone / Volume / Switch
Other hardware is genuine Fender
This guitar has been assembled from USA manufactured
quality parts - the Mighty Mite telecaster body has a
gorgeous highly figured flamed maple cap over a swamp ash
base - take a good look at the photographs - the high
gloss finish will not disappoint. The body has been routed
to take pickups without having to use a scratchplate -
this is to best show off the timber finish.
The Mighty Mite neck is a vintage type telecaster neck
made from birdseye maple. Look at the close up photo to
see the bidseye effect whorls in the timber grain.
The Hot Rail pickups give a full power humbucker tone but
still preserves the tightly focussed Telecaster sound.
With the volume backed off a bit they give a traditional
Telecaster tone but when wound up give a creamy crunchy
GIBSON 335 STUDIO For those of you who have never seen
one, this is one solid guitar.
Here is a review of it I found:
Price Paid: US $1056 used Features: 10
1989 red ES 335 Studio, Grovers (retrofitted, just
like a regular 335 but w/o F holes, neck binding, and
headstock inlay. No frills, just all business.
Everything you need for a professional class musical
I use it through a 1967 Vibrolux mostly. THere is no
noise whatsoever and it never feeds back. I would call
the sound medium bright, less so than a 335 with
f-holes. More of a Les Paul type sound, although
access to the high frets is much better than on a Les
Paul. I use it for Blues, Rock, and Jazz, and it does
it all. THis is the most versatile guitar I've ever
played (I've owned about 100 over the years).
Action, Fit, & Finish: 10
I did not buy the guitar new, so I can't speak about
how it was set up, but the workmanship is without
flaw. For a 16 year old guitar that's been regularly
used, everything works great.
I use this axe every week without a backup. If I break
a string, I can change it in about 2 minutes. The
finish has held up nicely and it still looks nearly
new. With proper care, this guitar will last me 40
Customer Support: 10
I've not dealt with Gibson directly about this guitar,
but they were very helpful in providing me
information/ documentation about my 1950 ES 175.
Gibson did not get to be the #2 producer (and makers
of the BEST guitars) of U.S. guitars for nothing.
Overall Rating: 10
I've been playing guitar for 30 years and own a bevy
of other guitars, Gibson, Fender, Gretsch, Taylor,
etc. The ES 335 Studio is my favorite guitar in the
bunch and I would definitely replace it with another
(if I could find one) if it got stolen on damaged.
This is my most versatile guitar and can be used with
any type of music.
Submitted by Carl LaFong at 01/23/2002 12:17
As I said it is really solid. It is way heavier than a LP
and so you get more sustain. I use it a lot.
1965 Gibson Melody Maker.
Stamped 286541. Hard shell case included.
Setup is same as Les Paul. 2 PUs, 2 tone controls, 2
volume controls, selector switch. + whammy bar.
The condition is good. Very normal for a guitar this age.
Typical checking in the cherry finish. No cracks or breaks
in the mahogany body, or in the neck, which I think is
rosewood. Gold Grovers.
A true Vintage Gibson.
DO NOT MISS THISSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
These are fantastic. This is what a Les Paul should be.
For those of you who dont know about Heritage Guitars - visit
In a nutshell when Gibson closed their orginal factory in
Kalamazoo in 1975 and opened their Nashville plant they
said OK boys you've all got new jobs down in Tennessee
But a lot of the Luthiers didnt want to go and said F***
It took them a long time but they eventually got the money
together, bought the factory and all its machinery and
started making real Gibsons again except now they are
This is a Heritage H150 [Les Paul Standard to you and me]
which again I may or may not sell. I found another one in
Las Vegas 4 weeks ago and it hasnt arrived here yet. If it
doesnt arrive soon, this one aint going anywhere.
This is a fantastic guitar. Gary Moore plays one, I play
one, its great.
There is a sunburst one of these for sale here.
It is $2300. So start bidding and lets see how you do.
This one was made 11th February 2001.
It was the third instrument made that day.
In 1982 The Who were touring the States when somebody
said "Hey roadie do you think Pete would try one of our
The result was the Schecter Telecaster Blackjack.
Not sure of the age of this one serial # 0332256
It is a beautiful guitar.
With twin Seymour Duncans, 5 way tone switch and sounds
A real class act.
This is a Monster.
Played by Cheryl Crow and the legendary Brian Ray this is
a 1973 vintage Guild M85 II bass guitar Serial Number
94035 that has had been modified to add a further
switchable hum bucking pickup, which turns the beast into
a stereo killing machine.
The original Guild specs:
Fast neck, hum bucking pickups, separate volume and tone
controls, master volume, selector switches, tone switch,
fully adjustable tailpiece. Overall length 45" body 1x"
deep, 13" wide, 17" long. 18 frets, neck joins the body at
The condition is generally excellent and it is beautiful
Vintage 83' Gibson Explorer Blonde Bombshell
This vintage 83' Gibson Explorer is still kicking ***.
Great condition. Bought this one in South Carolina.
One small scuff at the upper inside of the neck the size
of a pea, very light fading of the paint and some crazing
to the finish. But these are very minor points for this
guitar and I want to be completly honest with you. The 22
frets, which show no wear, and are ebony wood, the best
wood available for an explorer. The body is solid mahogany
with a break-through molded neck with a yellow or blonde
finish. Some one or shop has customized it with vinyl
stripes, which you can remove if you like. You can see
light fading where one of the stripes was removed if you
It has dual Humbucker pickups with nickel plated hardware
with a white pickup plate, A 3 position toggle switch for
pickup selection: individual or both pickups
simultaneously, and 3 top hat controls: 2 volume, one
It was made on July 1983 in Nashville, TN. The serial
number is: 82153694.
There is also a hammer case that comes with the guitar,
it is in decent shape on the inside and fits the guitar
perfect. The outside of the case is a little rough.
I dont know when my wife will stop making me sell bits of
my collection - that's what I get for moving to a smaller
I've only got 42 left and I love them all.
Claptons was sold for £83000, a crap new one is
This is a very very rare Black 1996 Gibson Melody Maker
All American Model that I bought in Atlanta Georgia.
Everything is original.
Guitar plays and sounds outstanding!
Pickups sound like P-90 meets a Tele.
Finish shows a little wear. Some checking, a few scratches
and some dings.
Frets are perfect! Neck is straight. Lovely sculpted body.
No cracks. No repairs.
Complete with fantastic Gibson America case
* Double cutaway Mahogany body * Set Mahogany neck *
Rosewood fretboard * 24 frets * 2 Single coil pickups (hum
cancelling when used together) * Fender style tremolo.
Very Rare 1996 Gibson The Paul II.
Do not confuse this with the ordinary "The Paul"
As far as I am aware this was only made in 96/7.
Serial 93446400 with "Proudly made in USA. Handcrafted in
Nashville Tennessee" decal on the back of the headstock.
Seymour Duncan Humbuckers, Jet Black with Chrome
Complete in fitted Gibson case.
I bought it in Chattanooga, Tennessee on one of my "Lets
find rare guitars" trips.
It could be yours, best of luck trying to find another in
Check out my other rare guitars....
Just had to let you see my 91 PRS .
Don't ask cause its not for sale!
If you know of any PRS guitars for sale let me know...
PRS Custom 24 [moons]
This is the 7,137th Guitar made by Paul Reed Smith.
It was a brave person who shelled out $3000 back in 1989
when these were virtually unknown outside the USA.
This example is Black, completely unmarked top, I aquired
it in Germany.
If you want to hear it make a racket press the racket
Or for a nicer sound press the nice button....
Here we have a Very rare American 89' Fender HM Strat
Colour is Shocking Pink!
The two single coil pickups are standard Fender units,
the rear is a DiMarzio humbucker.
One volume, two tones, 5 way switch and splitter switch
for the rear pickup provide many tonal options.
The fretboard is rosewood.
The bridge is a Kahler with a locking nut. The vibrato bar
All the hardware is black. The body could be alder or
basswood. The neck plate says "Fender USA".
This guitar doesn't sound like a typical standard Strat.
The neck feels flatter and wider.
This is a very 80's looking guitar . The former owner had
a studded strap on this guitar that he also kept in the
There are some chips and light scratches on the back of
the body but no cracks.
Included is a hard fender case. These are becoming harder
and harder to find, has amazing tones and is VERY VERY
Try and find another one!!!!!
Antique 1920/30's Gretsch Resonator Dobro Guitar.
Perfect for lap steel, the guitar is in perfect condition
with its own case [slightly battered] and even has
American sheet music from the Thirties inside the case.
Here we have the much sought-after and very highly
regarded (as well as very rare) Ibanez 2402DX WH Custom.
The guitar, made in August 1978, is white with gold
coloured hardware and comes in it's original flight case -
it is the last one ever made.
There is some tarnishing on the hardware - as you would
expect from such a well loved beast as this!
This guitar is referred to in certain circles as 'the
Litigation model', in deference to the lawsuit filed by
Gibson, who sued Ibanez for getting way too close
Both necks are in perfect order, with plenty of life in
If you want to see any bigger pictures or have any
questions please e-mail and I will do my best to oblige
This is one really serious instrument with a truly
awesome feel and tone!
Just thought I would let you see a lot of people's
favourite Gibson. If you delve into Harmony Central and
read the reviews of "The Paul" you will see why. This one
is a 1979. What makes it so unique is that it is
autographed by the great man himself. If you dont have
£10,000 dont even ask!
1977 Guild M-80.
Guild and Les Paul together. Guild is on the left.
This is my 1977 Guild M-80 made in Westerly, Rhode
I have two of these so I am selling this one since I need
the room.....even having two, this is very hard to part
The body simply resonates sound without even plugging
in..... Plays and sounds amazing. Original Dimarzio
pickups, master volume knob, and coil-splitting switch
(sweet switch) all work and sound wonderful. Set up with
10s and super great action (pretty low). No buzzing of the
neck at all. Grover tuners stay in tune great.
No breaks, repairs, or cracks, but some little bumps and
dings here and there (almost thirty years old now).
By 1977, Guild had located the tailpiece closer to the
roller-bridge for better tuning stability. All solid
mahogany body and neck with a carved maple top. Huge block
She is sweet. I added Dunlop strap-locks which I will keep
on her so you don't drop her.
Original strap buttons included, as well.
Original hard case included.
It is actually heavier than the Les Paul.
This is one very rare Gem. Oozes Quality!
Ovation Viper Solid Electric 1970's
Best known for their acoustics of which I have 5, this is
a superb instrument made in New Hartford, Connecticut at
the original factory.
Very like a strat in tone, this is one for the Blues or
also very clean for everything else.
These are so scarce nowadays, a true classic.
Fender Eric Clapton "Blackie" Signature. American Model
We all know Eric's "Blackie" fetched £1000,000 at
Here is your chance!
This has the active lace pickup system designed for Eric
and having personally played with him in 1962, I know
where this guitar is coming from.
This is a 1964 Epiphone "Cortez" made when Epiphone were
still Epiphone[check the label]
As used by the likes of Bert Jansch and also the great
acoustic Blues players from bygone days this plays like a
Enquire, if you catch me on a good day I might sell it.
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