We had some visitors today, Jo, Mike,Ian and Lee - a fair chunk of the ELO band who spent an hour or so with us and enjoyed playing amongst other things a Tokai Japan semi, a Silverstar, G&L S500 and Legacy and Lee liked our rare Mossmann 12 string a lot. Great to you all and best wishes for tonight and tomorrow in Brum and the rest of the tour from Ges, Rob and Martin
And we’re off! Pop along to our stall at @myclassicguitars Northampton Show at @northamptonsaints Club on Weedon Rd for the usual, eclectic mix of vintage, rare & affordable! The only thing missing is the kettle 🎸 #guitar #northamptonguitarshow #gearporn #myclassicguitarshows #tonehenge
My son Ed is doing a charity sky dive this Saturday 29 September to raise money for MIND, read his story and contribute if you can all the best Ed take care and follow the instructions Dad x
We’ve had some very nice guitars come in this week, a mint Gretsch Penguin in Broadway Jade with case and all the tags only one we’ve ever seen, made in 2015 at £2495, a 2012 Fender USA Vintage reissue ‘58 Telecaster in white blonde with Tweed case and Seymour Duncan Antiquity pickups at £1295, a Fender Classic Player 50’s Strat in sunburst in mint condition £495, and finally a Supro limited edition David Bowie Dual Tone, only 25 in the UK and totally stunning with Bigsby and rainbow inlays on the top 5 frets with deluxe hardcase £1099
We’re a bit late this week but here are some new arrivals; first a totally mint and gorgeous Gretsch White Falcon from 2007, full depth body and no centre block, just like the late Fifties guitars, gold hardware and Bigsby. Looks stunning and plays superbly £2495 with case and all the docs.
Next a 2004 PRS Custom 22 in Tortoishell, 10 top, moon inlays, Dragon II pickups and as new £1795.
Fender 2011 USA Telecaster in natural with ash body and maple neck, unplayed £795 with case. Guild F30 from 1964, lots of playing wear on the body, frets in good condition ( possibly refretted? - but no evidence) original case sounds completely stunning with a big and open tone with lots of sustain £1395.
Lastly a Laney Klipp one owner from new, made in the late 1960’s; this is a prototype made for Idle Race which we acquired from their original Bass Player Greg, it’s been restored and re-valved by our amp tech Steve and is PAT tested. Very loud but extremely tone-ful, engage the Klipp and it’s Seventies Guitar heaven £995
Hello folks, here’s our new arrivals for this week. A mint Burns Apache in white, one of only 500 made to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Shadows, comes with the case and all the candy £1295. An Epiphone J160E John Lennon signature, not to be confused with the later second edition. This one is in near mint condition with the original hardcase £495. A Fender Mustang P90 in white and in mint condition £350, a Fender 72 Telecaster Custom made in Mexico £475. A Fender Vintage Midified Jaguar in white with a few dings £250. Also had some nice small valve combos in this week, a made in USA Fender Pro Junior in Tweed with upgraded Celestion Vintage 30 speaker £350, a Laney VC15 made in UK £250
Saturday was a busy day with gear coming in and out, here’s a few nice ones for you, a Gibson Les Paul Standard in Desert Burst from 2007 £1350, a Gibson J50 from 2004 in mint condition that sounds totally gorgeous and plays extremely well £1295, a 1993 USA G&L ASAT Special in gold sparkle with factory fitted Bugsby £995, a lovely Tokai Love Rock from 1991 in lemon burst with Gibson hardcase £795, and a Fender Standard Strat in sunburst 2013, still with plastic on the scratchplate £350
And another new arrival a Mesa Express 5:50 combo, clean, crunch, blues, burn channel options, switchable from 50 Watts to 5 Watts. With footswitch and padded cover £995
OK here’s some new arrivals this week, a 100% original Gibson SG in cherry red from 1973, chrome hardware, mahogany body and neck and the slim taper neck with block inlays, in excellent condition for a 45 year old! £1695 with new Gator deluxe hardcase. A nice Fernandez LP Super Grade from the early 1980’s in black with original VH 1 pickups with hardcase £595. A Fender standard Strat that has been Gilmorised with the mini switch for bridge and neck pickup selection £425. And a gorgeous Burny LP Junior replica made in Japan early 1980’s with Jason Lollar pickup and hardcase £895
Just in the shop today a rare S L Mossmann Tennessee 12 string acoustic with Fishman blend pickup, hand crafted in Winfield Kansas in 1974, all solid wood with spruce top and mahogany back and sides with mahogany neck and ebony fretboard. Sounds absolutely fabulous and plays very well. Mossmann acoustics are quite sought after and are renowned for their craftsmanship and big balanced tone £1595 with original hardcase.
Also a mint Gibson Les Paul Studio from 2014 in honeyburst, coil taps and kinsman hardcase £750