1918 Gibson L3
Original finish Gibson L3 with an ebony fingerboard, herringbone sound hole ring, and trapeze tailpiece. Original ebony tailpiece with thick celluloid tortoise shell color/pattern trapeze is in good condition, the tortoise cross bar is solid and shows no cracks or failure. The original nut is present.
Top and bottom are crack and damage free. One repaired crack on bass side of body. The floating bridge has a patent date of 1921 stamped on the base, so that is likely not original to the guitar.
The neck was recently refretted, the fret board was planed level during that refret, so the neck is straight and flat.
1958 Fender 5E9 Tremolux
This amazing sounding 1958 Fender Tremolux vintage amplifier was purchased from Lark St Music in New Jersey, USA.
A smooth Fender tone with that late 50's bass which is unmistakable for blues and rock.
This 110V version comes with mostly original parts. Power transformer replaced with modern ToneClone Pro from Mercury.
Has two instrument and two microphone inputs. Speaker is a 1954 Jensen.
1958 Fender Champion Lap Steel
1958 Fender lap steel including legs and original case.
Serial number on metal dates '54. Pot's date 1958 and case dates 1958 There is no pencil date under the tuners to confirm either date. Flat pole piece strat pickup installed.
Fender began production of the Champ in 1954 replacing the Champion.
These are highly sort after mainly for their original "Telecaster" pickup which we are happy to say, this one still retains untouched.
1959 Gibson GA-5 Skylark
The Skylarks were introduced in the late fifties as a direct competitor to the Fender Champ and which its circuitry was also modeled on.
Fully original transformers (110V) with all original electronics.
White Gold in colour and with vary minor wear to the tolex. Slight scuffmarks and wear on the corners.
This piece is part of the Andrew Bailey collection in Melbourne.
1959 Gibson Les Paul Jr
Classic 59 Les Paul Jr in a heavy relic'd Cherry Red finish.
Brazilian rosewood board. Honduran mahogany body. Original tuners reinstalled. Pickup and pots all original.
A life of being played live has left it's scars on this very select piece of history.
The single dog-ear P-90 screwed straight into the top produces an unmistakable tone.
1960 Gibson GA-5 Skylark
The Gibson Skylarks were introduced in the late fifties as a direct competitor to the Fender Champ and which its circuitry was also modeled on.
Fully original and imported directly from the US, this amp has all its parts in the right place, and was well maintained.
White Gold in colour and with vary minor wear to the tolex. There are two additional screw holes added to move the back panel up closer to the chassis.
110V model in excellent condition.
Part of the Andrew Bailey collection.
1961 Gibson Melody Maker
Vintage tobacco sunburst single cut away Melody Maker. Rosewood board, 59 JR style thin body.
Cosmetically it has the odd minor dent or scratch, some buckle rash and some tarnished hardware.
The neck also features a narrow peghead.
Wrap around bridge/ tailpiece.
1961 Harmony Stratotone
H45 model from 1961 with a steel reinforced neck. The guitar has perfect intonation.
Comes with numerous scratches and dings, but nothing that affects playability. 100% original.
If you like The Black Keys sound, then this original piece will help you get that sound without breaking the bank.
1964 Fender Bassman Blonde Amp
Excellent condition 1964 Fender Bassman.
USA 110V plug. Original speakers, electronics and transformer.
Tolex in excellent condition. Grill cloth has slight tears at the bottom of the amp.
1964 Fender Jaguar
3 tone sunburst 1964 L-Series Fender Jaguar.
Dark Brazilian rosewood board, clay dots and transition logo, large headstock. Fender Custom Shop Kluson replacement tuners have been installed.
Amazing playing instrument which matches our 1964 Fender Champ perfectly.
1965 Fender Jaguar
Original L series 1965 Fender Jaguar in 3 tone sunburst. Bridge cover included.
Tortoise pickguard, transition logo, kluson tuners, floating tremolo, Brazilian rosewood board, pearloid dots and original untouched electronics.
1965 Gibson SG Junior
1966 Fender Telecaster
This 1966 Fender Telecaster is an amazing playing and sounding guitar with looks as cool as you like.
Bought from New Kings Road Vintage Guitar Emporium in London in 2004 it’s had a body only refinish by Clive Brown, the UK’s top vintage guitar restorer.
1966 Gibson Firebird
Made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, this thru-body constructed guitar has nickel-plated hardware and Gibson's long vibrola unit with lyre bird engraving.
The knobs are the older gold metal-capped knobs that disappeared in 1967.
Extremely light, fast playing and very stylish, this super-striking superbly clean Firebird V is an exceptionally fine example of an often underappreciated Gibson model, an unrepentant rock guitar.
1966 Gibson LG-1
Gibson acoustic from the 60's with a Brazilian rosewood board.
The pickguard was removed some time ago. Purchased from a music store in L.A., this piece comes 100% original (apart from the guard) and has a sweet tone for blues and country playing.
Kluson Deluxe tuners in good shape, dark rosewood board, and a crack free mahogany body and sides.
1969 Gibson SG Standard
On offer is a 1969 SG Standard with mahogany body in cherry finish, lyre vibrola, rosewood board, Patent Sticker Humbuckers and three piece mahogany neck.
Finely crackled finish on body is spectacular. This guitar is in super-fine cosmetic condition for its age. Perfect 50th birthday present for that special dad.
A vintage rock'n'roll icon with a super clean neck in this condition is rare.
1970 Gibson Les Paul
1970 Gibson Deluxe Les Paul with a pair of great mini-humbuckers that can handle as much gain as you want to throw at them.
Gold top nitro finish with no checking. Original frets, trapezoid mother of pearl inlays. tune-o-matic bridge and stop bar tailpiece.
1971 Fender Precision Bass
Immaculate early 70's Fender Precision Bass with tortoise guard purchased from Chicago Music Exchange in 2013.
A unique vintage piece featuring a lightweight body. Has some genuine wear and tear from nearly 50 years of life.
An excellent example of an early 70's P bass with that tight bottom end featured on so many classic hits of the era.
1971 Fender Precision Bass
Collectors grade Olympic White 1971 Fender Precision Bass.
One Piece Maple Neck that is still white. Tortoise-shell pickguard, 1971 dated pots, Both chrome covers and handrest intact.
Very comfortable ash body. All original except for a possible added pickguard screw.
A very crisp and tidy vintage bass displaying only minor wear with a couple finish checks.
1971 Fender Stratocaster
Museum quality 1971 Fender Stratocaster. A true collectors piece.
Spotless 4 bolt back plate Jimi Hendrix era guitar. Excellent playing instrument.
Original ashtray cover, tremolo bar, coil cord and case keys.
1971 Gibson Les Paul
Les Paul Goldtop Deluxe from 1971
P90's, immaculate gold finish. ABR-1 bridge, kluson deluxe tuners. Delight to play and highly sought after.
Only modification is a stable and solid headstock repair. All original piece is in exceptional condition.
1971 Gibson Les Paul Custom
Cosmetically this 46 year old vintage classic does have the odd ding, dent and buckle rash accompanied by the usual time honoured patina of the gold hardware.
Mahogany neck and body, ebony fretboard, mother of pearl inlays, ABR-1 bridge, patent sticker pickups. Action is typically low easy and fast, player comfort at it's best.
1972 Fender Jazz Bass
This bass is in exceptional condition and plays correspondingly.
This "black block" vintage Jazz bass comes with lots of vibe and feel as experienced by Geddy Lee. No ashtray covers. Purchased from Matt Umanov from Umanov Guitars in New York, NY, USA.
Completely original and comes with OHSC and original owners manual.
1972 Fender Stratocaster
Clean 1972 Fender Stratocaster in 3 tone sunburst.
Grey bottom pickups, top shelf rosewood board, F-style tuners, tremolo bar and bridge cover.
Bullet truss rod cover and three-bolt back plate.
Brought back to life with a professional re-fret in 2017 by Trevor Foley, this guitar is a superb instrument in original condition.
1972 Gibson ES-335
On offer is one of my favourite pieces in the collection.
A near mint, 100% original 1972 Gibson ES335 in Cherry Red with trapeze tailpiece.
Binding in excellent condition displaying that vintage "yellowing". Embossed humbuckers produce a big rich sound with acoustic overtones. Frets have very little wear.
1972 Gibson SG Deluxe
A rare (1 of 50) SG Deluxe Stereo model from 1972 with factory fitted Gibson bixby unit and tune-o-matic bridge.
This SG model will drive two amplifiers with two switches working as an on-off for each amplifier. Without a pickup selector, each of the embossed Gibson Patent number pickups is controlled by its respective volume knob.
Transitional top mounted control plate with raised style LP pickguard. The neck is straight and ultra thin.
Action is surprisingly slick. Generic hardcase
1973 Fender Precision Bass
One of the cleanest vintage basses in the collection. Untouched, this is a collector's grade piece that has a body in amazing shape.
One of the first vintage P basses we purchased from specialist vintage collector and retailer Matt Umanov from Umanov Guitars in New York, NY, USA.
The only relic part of the bass are small scratches on the end of the headstock.
1973 Fender Precision Tortoise Guard
All original 1973 Precision bass acquired from Jay Rosen Music in San Francisco, California, USA.
Maple Board, Tortoise Shell Guard, both Ash Tray Covers. Frets cleanly all over the board.
Amazing smooth tone and a real investment quality piece.
1973 Gibson ES-335 TD
Exceptional 1973 Walnut ES335 with trapeze tailpiece, rosewood board and square block inlays.
The guitar has only light buckle rash which has not penetrated the top lacquer. The binding has majestically aged yellow contrasting gracefully against the walnut finish making this vintage guitar stand out.
The action is slick, fast and extremely comfortable.
1973 Gibson Les Paul Standard
This 1973 Gibson Les Paul Standard is the first year that the Gibson factory made the Les Paul in the full size humbucker standard burst configuration since the legendary 1958 - 1960 production series
Weight is 9.5 pounds having a balanced lighter feel while playing. Patent sticker pickups, original pots and capacitors. Pot number 1377348.
1974 Fender Stratocaster
Great condition 1974 Fender Stratocaster in Natural wood grain finish.
Resonant acoustic style tone emanating from a heavy Ash body.
Original grey bottom pickups with staggered pole pieces. Neck has a triple join back plate.
1974 Fender Stratocaster Sunburst
Great playing 1974 Fender Stratocaster with unblemished sunburst body and fantastic feeling neck.
Original grey bottom pickups with staggered pole pieces. Neck has a triple join back plate.
Purchased from Thunder Road Guitars in Portland, Oregon, USA.
Case candy including original 1970's Fender strings, original whammy bar, spare springs.
1974 Fender Telecaster
Excellent condition mocha coloured 1974 Telecaster Custom with all original components.
A great sounding instrument in a small window of time where Fender put Stratocaster heads on Telecasters.
Collectable Telecaster in fine condition.
1975 Fender Precision Bass
Smooth player. One of my main go to basses when practicing, this is a great way to get into the vintage bass market.
Purchased from Bass Centre in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Comes with original hang tags.
1975 Fender Princeton Amp
This 1975 Fender Princeton amplifier is the non-reverb model with a single 10" inch speaker.
Coming in at 12W, this is a perfect amp for small venues. They tone quality is excellent and the volume not mind-numbingly loud.
I like to drive it less than 6-7, as the vintage Fender amps tend to fuzz out at high volumes.
1976 Fender Jazz Bass
Natural finish Jazz Bass from 1976. An amazing quality instrument in clean condition.
Tone is clear and crisp from a total weight of nearly 11 pounds.
Maple neck with white block inlays in perfect condition. One of my favourite playing basses.
Only changed part is the truss rod cover. Original cover is in the case. Truss rod was fully functional when we lowered the action slightly.
1978 Fender Stratocaster
1978 Gibson Les Paul Custom
This Wine Red Les Paul Custom is in exceptional condition for it's age, and shows little no wear on the gold components.
Ebony fretboard with block mother of pearl inlays. Mahogany body and straight neck.
All original electronics.
1979 Fender Precision Bass
First vintage electric bass originally purchased from country NSW. The bass weighs half a ton and has the tone to prove it.
Looks like it may have started life as a special as it has an extra jazz pickup route in the body which has been filled in.
Signed in 2013 by Billy Duffy and Chris Wyse of The Cult.
A simple and easy playing basses thanks to a smooth neck and rosewood board.
1979 Fender Vibro Champ
1970's all valve guitar amp.
6 watts of beautiful vintage Fender silverface goodness running on 240V so no stepdown transformer needed.
Original speaker, valves and transformers make this amp ideal for the serious collector, and awesome tube tone make it a great practice, small venue and recording amp.
Just recapped and serviced, this amp is working perfectly and sounding sweet.
1979 Gibson Les Paul
This model was one of a limited issue that Gibson released with a " relic road worn" touch.
Nut width 1 11/16". There are no cracks, breaks or repairs of the neck or headstock. No overspray or respray of the body. No extra routs.
Action is low, easy, comfortable and fast with no dead spots.
1980 Gibson ES-175
From 1980, a fantastic two tone sunburst archtop Gibson ES175 electric in 100% original condition.
Parallelogram inlays on a bound rosewood fingerboard. Trapeze tailpiece and 57 classic humbuckers.
Fully hollow body archtop with Florentine cutaway.
1981 Fender Lead III
Rare 100% original Fender vintage instrument from 1981.
Exceptionally clean condition guitar with fast neck with low action.
Hardtail through-body mounted strings. The saddle screws used lock nuts, not springs.
Three-position pickup selector switch (neck, neck and bridge, bridge).
1984 Fender Stratocaster
Amazing quality Japanese JV Stratocaster ST-57 with a 3 way switch.
The JV series was a Japanese manufactured Stratocaster using pre-CBS tooling with Fender USA hardware and parts.
Original CTS pots. Steel tremelo block with Fender stamped saddles.
Sweet and true Fender sound and plays so smooth.
1985 Fender Telecaster
Rare custom colour Hot Rod Blue Telecaster.
Frets only have minimal wear, with well over 95% life left. Action is slick.
Pups punch out that oh so desired Tele spank & twang.
Cosmetically the body has no dings, dents, scratches or buckle rash.
None of which degrade the playing integrity of this classic vintage masterpiece.
1987 Kramer Baretta
First class Japan manufactured Kramer Baretta. 25 1/2" scale. Locking nut with a Floyd Rose bridge assembly.
Eddie Van Halen fans rejoice! Here is a 80's Baretta with parts that were made in the USA, shipped to Japan for assembly, quality control and sales. Genuine vintage ESP made Kramer.
The first thing you notice is the solid construction. A very solid and well constructed guitar.
1988 Fender Stratocaster
Amazing condition Japanese custom colour Stratocaster in Lake Placid Blue.
I do have a soft spot for this guitar as one of my first musical instruments owned was a 1988 Japanese Stratocaster in Olympic White. I like this instrument a lot. Perfect instrument for a musician learning and playing live.
Perfect intonation, this solid playing guitar has a clean rosewood fretboard on a maple neck.
Finish has a sparkling effect in real life. Fine guitar.
1989 Fender Stratocaster Deluxe
Immaculate 1989 Fender Stratocaster Deluxe in a clean Charcoal Metallic or Pewter finish.
Rosewood board, two-post tremolo, deluxe bridge, lace sensor pickups with 5 way switch.
This is a phenomenal playing and sounding guitar.
1989 Fender Telecaster
Here's a great piece from the very early days of the Fender American Standard Series.
A 1989 American Telecaster with a Midnight Blue finish.
Transition Fender headstock logo. TBX control on the tone pot. Chrome hardware.
1992 Fender Telecaster
A quality standard Telecaster from 1992, comes with a Deluxe Bridge and a rosewood neck.
2007 Fender Stratocaster Custom Shop Pro
Fine quality Fender Stratocaster originally designed for professional musicians by the Custom Shop. Stunning white finish in great condition with abundant life remaining on the frets.
Limited to 2006 and 2007, this guitar has appointments such as 22 frets, large 70's style headstock, rosewood board, deluxe bridge and 9.5" radius neck.
Stunning playing guitar acquired from Jay Boone at Emerald City Guitars in Seattle, Washington, USA.
2008 Fender Deluxe Reverb Amp
This piece speaks for itself. The tubes have been upgraded at some stage. I really enjoy playing this amp. There is a reason why Fender sell a lot of these models, and once you plug in and play this, you will see why.
The Reverb and Vibrato are supreme. Comes with original foot-switch and manual.
2008 Gibson ES 335 1959 Dot Reissue
57 Classic humbucker's have never sounded better than in this immaculate 1959 Reissue ES 335.
Comes with Custom Shop Authenticity booklet.
Purchased from Rumble Seat Music in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
2010 Fender Telecaster
This is an immaculate vibrant Telecaster Custom Shop very suitable for live gigs. Comes with a 4 way selection mechanism for flexible tone options.
2010 Gibson Les Paul Jr
Clean satin cherry Les Paul Jr.
USA made with wraparound tailpiece and single P90 pickup. Why change a winning formula!
The tailpiece is compensated to improve intonation compared to their vintage counterparts.
2011 Ernie Ball Musicman Stingray Bass
This classic sunburst Music Man bass pops right out of the case when you first play it. A very bright and evenly balanced bass. Superb instrument.
2011 Gibson SG Standard
Stock standard SG. All that you need for The Doors, AC-DC and The Angels tone.
2012 Fender Telecaster 1952 Reissue
Butterscotch blonde 1952 Reissue Fender Telecaster in exceptionally clean condition.
Period-correct specs produce the complex sounds that the Telecaster is known for. The bridge pickup is typically spikey and raw, but seems to have more guts and depth. The neck pickup delivers one of the softest, sweetest and rounded sounds that you’re ever likely to hear coming out of a solid-body guitar.
2013 Gibson Les Paul Iced Tea
All original 1958 Reissue Les Paul in Iced Tea finish. Single Deluxe Kluson tuners, ABR-1 stoptail bridge, original electronics.
Body has some small dings on top and headstock has a fine claw like scratch on the front left lower edge near the high E tuner.
Comes with original Lifton case and certificate of authenticity.
2013 Gibson SG Angus Young
AC-DC fans need wait no longer. One of my favourite guitars, this Gibson SG Signature Series absolutely nails the AC-DC tone note for note.
Purchased from Rumble Seat Music in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
All the way from Sin City.
2014 Fender Hot Rod Deluxe III
100% original and in excellent condition, this amp comes with cover and manual.
Perfect condition. This offers exceptional value for new guitar players looking for a first class sound for practice, rehearsal and live performances.
2018 Gibson Les Paul Custom Shop 1959 Reissue
2018 True Historic "Cherry Burst" limited edition Gibson Custom Les Paul Standard featuring vintage-spec construction and appointments.
It includes a solid genuine Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard, Kluson tuners and the latest True Historic reissue features from the Gibson Custom Shop.
Purchased from Carter Vintage Guitars in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
The Rolls Royce of 1959 Reissues.