1952 & 1954 Gibson Les Pauls

2 early 50s Goldtops just in store, we’ve got a 1952 and 1954. For me these early Les Pauls are the bee’s knees. All the vibe and tone of later examples without the eye watering price tags.

The 52 spent most of its life in Chicago until a few years ago; just imagine the player’s hands it could have gone through. It’s had the Joe Glazer mod to the tailpiece so it plays like a dream; the original is still with the guitar in the original brown case.

The 54 started life as an all gold Les Paul but like a lot of the all gold guitars has had the back and sides stripped and refined, other than that it’s a nice straight guitar with no issues at all.

Both are good weight and sound incredible through any amp you plug into, cleaned up they sound woody, crisp and chimey all the way through to full on sensory overload with the controls maxed!

Which would you choose?


1998 Gibson Custom 59 Les Paul Reissue

Monster Top ‘Good Wood Era’ Gibson Les Paul 59 reissue from 1998. These late nineties Custom Shop guitars are getting highly sought after, much lower production numbers and fantastic timbers make these guitars really shine over the guitars the Gibson Custom Shop is producing today.
The top on this thing is incredible, deep, 3D flame that’s really set of by the Stanley Burst finish.
So clean it looks like it was made yesterday.

1965 Fender Jaguar

1965 Fender Jaguar. Very nice and honest Jaguar just in, on display and ready to demo.
We’ve sold many vintage Jaguars in the past and I’ve got to say I never got into them until we got this one in. It’s amazing! The pickups sound clear and crisp, the back of the neck is played in and silky smooth. Cleaned up, restrung with some flats and set up. It’s killer.
A bit of fading to the 3-tone Sunburst, reproduction tuners, some edge knocks and dings and that’s about it.
Sweet guitar for about the same price as a brand new Fender Custom Shop Stratocaster or Telecaster.

Brook Guitars at Vintage n Rare

We are very pleased to welcome Brook guitars to our select number of new brands at Vintage N Rare.

Fresh from the Devon workshop we have our first two offerings and two of Brooks most popular, a  Taw and a Torridge

The Torridge is one of Brooks earliest designs, it’s a fine fingerpicker and in this combination of timber the guitar really shines.

24 3/4 scale length, 14 fret with a 3 piece walnut and cherry back, Walnut sides and lovely Sitka top.

The Taw is slightly larger than the Torridge with a slightly rounder bass response.

14 fret with a 24 3/4 scale with walnut back and sides and a beautiful Sitka spruce top.

Both guitars come priced with Hiscox Cases


Call 01225 463777 for all Enquiries of emails to enquiries@vintageandrareguitars

1963 Fender Stratocaster

1963 Fender Stratocaster. This ones a true players Strat. Jet black refin with matching headstock to match the jet black rosewood fingerboard. On early 60s Pre-CBS  guitars, examples can almost look like ebony. Original ‘green’ cellulose guard with some changed parts. This thing is mean!

An affordable way into the world of pre-CBS strats. Details on request at enquires@vintageandrareguitars.com

1968 Gibson Hummingbird

1968 Gibson Hummingbird. This thing is clean as a whistle. Amazing condition for a nearly 50 year old acoustic. No fading, minimal checking. Little fret wear and no gouges on the rosewood fret board. And I still think the split parallelogram inlays look the best. Sound wise it’s like a great square shoulder dreadnought with a bit more growl. A songwriters dream.

1967 Rickenbacker 366-12

1967 Rickenbacker 366-12 Convertible. Just in and all good to go. Really nice and clean in factory Fireglo. Not many of these were produced between 66 and 68. Very cool piece of 60s Rickenbacker history.

1962 Gibson Les Paul/SG Standard

Gotta love a good SG and they don’t get much better than this one. 1962 Les Paul/SG standard. Very rare ebony block version made as Gibson transitioned from the side pull to the more common maestro trem used throughout the sixties. Still a Les Paul until 63 this one has two PAFS, no cracks breaks or repairs and only minimal fade to the cherry finish.

1976 Fender Jazz Bass

Just in! Super clean and shiny 1976 Fender Jazz bass. One owner from new, 100% straight and sounding fantastic on some LaBella flatwounds. It may be clean but this one has seen its fair share of use, just not in sweaty clubs. So you get the best of both worlds. A lovely clean well cared for instrument with the feel of a bass with years of playing in.

One of the many cool Fender basses in stock right now!

1966 Fender Mustang

1966 Fender Mustang in Dakota Red. One of the last affordable classic Fenders out there. This one’s nice and straight and has all those classic single coil tones on tap. Nicely played in neck and incredibly comfortable to play. It’s easy to forget these were designed as a short scale student model back in the 60s.