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.
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!
The National String Instrument Corporation was founded by John Doypera in California on August 16th, 1926. The new company made “resonator” instruments, which used thin aluminium amplifying cones to produce greater volume than conventional acoustic instruments.
Very popular in the late 1920s and early 1930s, National tricone resonators appealed to Hawaiian-style performers and are now highly sought after by collectors, with the Roundneck models being especially rare. Generally tricone resonators have a sweeter, warmer tone compared to their louder, punchy single cone counterparts.
This beautiful example from 1937 is one of only two Roundneck tricones ever produced by National with the “Exploding Palm Tree” engraved decoration. It is brass bodied and fitted with a wooden round neck and ebony fingerboard, finished in a metallic grey prismatic paint. It features a highly figured grey plastic pearl overlay on the headstock with an impressed Art Deco National logo infilled with gilt.
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.
Just in: a beautiful 1962 blonde Gibson Byrdland. One of only 17 produced in Natural in 1962. This is the Billy Byrd/Hank Garland artist model – the thinline short-scale version of an L-5CES and the upmarket version of the ES-350T. We’ve had a few of these Sixties florentine cutaway Byrdlands through and they always seriously impress. One PAF, one PAT Number pickup, pro-refret and has been nicely played in.
Early serial number Lovetone, the first version combining the Big Cheese fuzz and Brown Source overdrive in one pedal. The wide variety of great tones you can get from these has made them more and more sought after by producers, engineers and artists and as such they are starting to fetch crazy prices!
Extremely rare 1971 Firemist Gold Telecaster. Last year Firemist Gold was offered as a custom colour before the whole tele line got a revamp in 72 with some models getting dropped, others tweaked and some new models introduced. This thing has aged beautifully with the gold turning an even darker shade as the clear lacquer has yellowed. Check out the headstock! The fingerboard is almost ebony black. Were it not for the thick logo you could easily confuse it for a 60/61. A lot of old guitars have had bits and bobs of work done to them over the years, rarely do you get one that you know is just right!
So to celebrate our 200th Instagram post we thought we should pull out something a bit special. 1961 D’Angelico Excel cutaway in glorious honey blonde.
Original New York John D’Angelico guitars are incredibly rare and are considered to be amongst the finest independently built guitars of the 20th century. Prized by players and collectors alike. The Art Deco styling, pure clarity in tone and level of craftsmanship really set these guitars apart from other manufacturers guitars from this era.
Famous D’Angelico players include jazz guitarists George Benson, Johnny Smith, Barney Kessel and Kenny Burrell.
It’s a true privilege just to play this thing. Without doubt one of the coolest, most amazing guitars we’ve had. Next level. Come check it out in the shop and thanks to everyone who follows our page. There’s more to come!!!