'THE MEN IN BLACK'
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GRECO 12 STRING (GRECONBACKER)
GRECO 6 STRING (GRECONBACKER)
MUSICMAN STINGRAY 'RARE' FRETLESS BASS 1988
FENDER STRATOCASTER 1975 'BLACKIE'
FENDER STRATOCASTER 1969 C/S 2000
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THE Strat's from the 70's are becoming more and more desirable as prices are rising and there being snapped up by players and some collectors. This beautiful example is from 1975, 45 years ago, and comes with some case candy as can be seen in the pics. Overall the finish is in pretty nice condition but does have a few belt buckle marks on the back. This one also has it's original 3 way switch still in position and as such I think sounds fantastic. All electrics as in pickups and pot's are original etc. The fretboard is a great maple board with black dot markers and the skunk stripe. The tuners are all original 'F' as well. So, overall an excellent example of a BLACKIE and very desirable indeed. Highly recommended as prices are just going up and up on these.
If your looking for a Fender STRATOCASTER from the CUSTOM SHOP, this is a very nice example of the
1969 Strat. Another fine example of Fender custom shop workers. This one in particular has been used as a recording guitar for a local band here in Perth. Why, well because it sound's so great but alas now it's time to move it on to it's new owner. As can be seen in the pics it comes with all the case candy as put out by Fender. It has the black finish with both the maple fretboard and the large headstock, also the fretboard has black dot markers. A great playing Strat and please note there are some scratches on the back. Overall in EXC condition and comes with it's original custom shop case.
A very cool bass from MUSICMAN from 1988.
This one is the
FRETLESS STINGRAY BASS.
Take your bass playing to the next level.
First one that I've seen in quite a long time for sale in the fretless version. Many are just the standard version and most have the maple fretboards as well. This one from 88 is in great fully original condition and also is the active version which uses a 9v battery. The huge humbucker gives such a varied sound option that you can use one of these basses for just about any genre' of music you like. Pickguard is the black/white, tailpiece is chrome, has 3 and 1 tuners which of course are original. The case is aftermarket. Overall your not going to be disappointed at all with this fine fretless bass. Exc condition and one hell of a bass..!
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One very cool GRECO 12 STRING from 1994. Of course it's a direct copy of the original Rickenbacker but at a fraction of the price. These Greco's which are made in Japan to exacting standards are a dream to play. This model has the same 'sound' as the Ric's but you'll save big dollars with this option. It features aa fully bound neck and body, and beautiful dark rosewood fretboard, shark tooth style inlays, a slim neck profile which is so easy to play considering it's a 12 string. 2 great pickups, 2 x tone and 2 x volume and a 3 way switch. Overall in EXC++ condition and it also come's with an original Rickenbacker case. COOL.!
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These Greco's are based on the legendary Rickenbacker model which are so great. The greco is also a great guitar built in Japan to an exacting standard which you can see looks exactly like the original Ricky. These of course feature the 2 x pickups, 2 x tone and 2 x volume knobs, pickup selector switch, shark tooth style white lays, rosewood styled fretboard which is fully bound as is the body. A great playing guitar and getting quite sort after as there are so little of these models around and for sale. Overall in EXC++ CONDITION but it does not have a case but we'll source one as part of the deal.
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If your looking for a 3/4 bass but with that jazz feel to it this is the bass for you. Features 2 jazz bass style pickups, a beautiful maple fretboard, painted matching headstock, see thru pick guard etc.
Overall it's in as new condition with very little player wear.
Made in Japan but is one great bass indeed. Has that 'mustang' look to it as well. It does come with a gig bag but we'll find a hard case that fit's so a great bass waiting for that special person.
Another great bass by Atelier Z guitar works. Made in Japan to exacting high standards.
Features a see thru blonde finish with matching finished headstock. Tortoise style pick guard, rosewood fretboard and square MOP inlays and a chrome cover over the centre pickup which gives it that vintage look. These bass's have a great reputation especially in Japan where they are made. The neck also has the white binding as well making it one great looking guitar. It's a big guitar for the player who know's how to get the best out of one of these. Comes with it's original case and overall in EXC+++ condition. Highly recommended for the working muso.
MADE IN JAPAN
1972 TO 74
The Japanese have always made great copies of both Fender and Gibson guitars. This Greco of course is no exception, same style lightweight body, 'F' hole, mother of pearl style pick guard, 2 x Maxon humbucker pickups which do give a great vintage sound. The neck and fretboard are maple and also, tuners are original greco, fret's are original and show little wear. A great player considering a Fender from this era fetches around 5K plus, so at this price you cant go wrong. The case is the hard plastic (grp) style so it protects the guitar well during transport. This is one great looking guitar from around 1974, you won't be disappointed at all. Recommended if you don't have the 5K plus budget for the Fender. EXC+ condition.
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Here's a cool Fender Jazz Bass from 2007 the 62' Re-Issue.
Featuring the stackpole knob's, tortoise shell style pick guard, rosewood fretboard, dot inlays and finished in Olympic White. The finish is still 'white' but in certain pics does look creme in colour. This beautiful bass is in EXC+++ condition but does has a couple of very very small nicks and one spot where it was sitting on a stand for too long and has gone a slight yellowish but hardly noticeable at all. The case is also in exc condition and comes with all the case candy. Finished by R.MORENO who was a worker in the USA factory and the neck date can be verified in the pics as 2007. A great guitar at a great price.
BY ARIA PRO XX MS
Every now and then we come across something special, this ORIGINAL 'MICHAEL SCHENKER' SIGNATURE guitar from ARIA PRO XX MS is one of these, very hard to find nowadays. Michael now has a deal with dean guitars but in 1981 this was (is) the original one. It features a rosewood fretboard, pointy headstock with aria tuners, dot inlays, 1 x standard Aria humbucker and 1 x 'Bill Lawrence' much desired L90 pickup from the early 80's installed in the bridge position. Although not original to this guitar it's still a desirable pickup indeed which does nothing to distract from the coolness of this guitar. The body has now gone to that creme shade as so often seen with white guitars from the era, and the pick guard is in the opposite colouring to give it that black/white look. Overall a great sounding guitar and one that when you bring it to a UFO 'Schenker' meeting you will certainly stand out. Comes with a new hard case and it's original ARIA soft case. vgc+++
2 TONE SUNBURST
CIRCA EARLY 90'S
A COOL VINTAGE FERNANDES FROM CIRCA 80'S.
This ST-57 model based on the famous Fender Stratocaster is the way the Japanese were making guitars back in the 70's and 80's. They literally bought the originals and pulled them apart and made these super clones, to a degree that is. This one is pretty cool as well, features the 8 screw single ply pick guard, maple fretboard, button style tuners and a 2 tone sunburst finish. It plays really well and sounds a lot better than what you would think. I would compare it to a 80's Japanese Fender as it sounds pretty good. Although not expensive this guitar will outperform any chinese guitar by miles and at only $725 it's a real bargain. Currently does not have a case but I'll see if I can find a secondhand hard case for it, if not a new hard case is $109 aud. Overall in exc condition