1967 GIBSON EB2-D BASS
1970/72 GIBSON ES-345 CHERRY
1973 GUILD STARFIRE VI- RARE BLACK FINISH
1982 GIBSON ES-335 VERY RARE CUSTOM MODEL WITH TIM SHAW PAF'S
1993/4 RARE GRETSCH WHITE PENGUIN
1979 PEARL WHITE ANNIVERSARY STRATOCASTER
2002 GIBSON FIREBIRD 'V' HISTORIC EDITION WHITE
1981 IBANEZ SG-800 GOLDTOP
1925 OSCAR SCHMIDT HAWAIIAN COLLECTORS PIECE
This is a Gibson Hollowbody bass from the 60's which certainly has the vintage vibe. It has a mod. done to the bridge pickup which is now a di Marzio 125 rail pickup designed for bass. You can read plenty of reviews on this pickup anywhere. The neck pickup is original as are the tuners etc. What has been done to make it look right were a new pick guard, a bridge pickup cover and new knobs, all of these are non original to the guitar but it still has the vibe at least. Plays pretty well and with the DM pickup sounds great. The case is an acoustic guitar case which had some foam with velvet put underneath so the guitar now fit's the case, still in VGC overall and a nice bass.
The GIBSON ES-345 is the big brother of the cheaper 335, well..at the time it was seen that way, as time now show's ups the 335 has become the one to own. But a 335 from around 1970/72 in australia will cost you even more now. The 345's were stereo but many people took them to their local luthier to change the wiring, giving you the equivalent 335 sound but at that cheaper price. This one stamped 2 has nothing that we can see as blemishes etc. overall though it's in great condition and has been a recording guitar used at a local studio for many years. Now it's time for it's new owner to love it. The bridge is now an aftermarket chrome one as is the 'gretsch case'. Playing wise it has the 2 x patent applied for pickups, 2 x tone and 2 x volume knobs plus the selector switch for the 'varitone' options that it has. Fretboard and frets are fine as are the mop inlays. Tuners are original to the guitar. Overall another very cool vintage Gibson from around 70/72 according to serial. VGC++
I personally love GUILD guitars, especially the STARFIRE VI and the ARTIST AWARD. These guitars are beautifully made by great craftsmen with lot's of care and attention. This Starfire VI is a custom order since it's black and the star fire VI was normally sunburst or blonde and the occasional cherry. Also note the original Guild trapeze instead of the guild bigsby which is also custom ordered. Overall this is one exceptional Starfire. The Pickups, pot's, tuners etc are all original to the guitar. The ebony bound fretboard has the beautiful MOP inlays with the Mexican abalone shell triangle inlays as well. There is also a master volume.The black finish has checked all over and the binding has become a stunning vintage yellow. These guitars were made to compete with the gibson 335 and as such they do a great job compared with the 335 and you would not be dissapointed at all. These are one GREAT guitar which I highly recommend. In excellent condition for a 48 year old guitar. Comes with a hard case for some reason reminds me of a gretsch style vintage case.
Just in is the great Gibson Custom Build ES-335 '59 dot.
What makes this one very special is that in 1981/82 there was no actual custom shop as it was still in it's 'infancy' and officially came into operation in 1993. This guitar was the result of many customer requests to Gibson to bring back the '59 DOT 335. So they gathered their best craftsman and luthiers and put them to work on what we now see, the very desirable and somewhat 'rarer' 1982 335 '59. It features two of the Tim Shaw 'PAF' style pickups which have become known as the pickups with the classic richness and harmonic sounds of the PAF and which are wound in the high 7k range. The guitar itself is still in very nice condition being cherry, also has the nice dark rosewood fretboard and original 'everything' so no surprises there. If your looking at guitars from the 60's or 70's you should also have a keen look at this one. Made in the Kalamazoo factory with the different style label and featuring the custom shop logo on the back of the headstock. A guitar I can personally recommend for the pro-player or the guitarist with discerning taste. Comes of course with the rarer vintage style case.
RARE TO FIND
The first issue since the original Penguins in the 50's. Made in Japan either 93 or 94 as a tribute to the originals. These don't feature the serial on the headstock as the much later issues did, these originally had it on a loose piece of paper in the compartment where the pot's are, but to avail, this is no longer with the guitar as many people pulled the serial paperwork out of there. These did feature the Grover Imperial tuners which again are so different to the tuners of the 2000's models. The 4 knob's also featured a 'ruby' coloured stone on the face of the knob, of which 3 are missing as this guitar was used as a working stage guitar. Overall in great condition, has the ebony fretboard, humpback pearl inlays, A great guitar and you almost see none of these from 93/94 available anywhere. VGC+
A very cool factory finish Anniversary Stratocaster from 1979, in the pics you can see the original colour, the Pearl White which now has faded to a beautiful yellowish / creme colour. In my professional opinion yes a factory finish. The guitar has been hanging in someones house for many many years and now it's in our care till it has a new home. A great playing guitar, first of the 4 bolt neck's in 79, black dot inlays, black pick guard and pickup covers, a real looker. It also has it's original case. The tremelo arm and the backplate are not original to this guitar and appear to be aftermarket, but they do the job. Fretboard is also in excellent condition as are the tuners and frets. A very cool guitar in EXC+ condition.
GIBSON FIREBIRD 'V'
CUSTOM SHOP EDITION
This Gibson Firebird V custom shop Historic Edition, from what we've researched there seems to be few of these currently on the market...why.? Well because there such a great playing guitar as made by the Gibson custom shop. I love the look of this one, it's not 'real white' anymore but going to that yellowish/creme colour which many consider so desirable. As can be seen has the certificate with it, original case, Lyre and Logo tremelo, original arm, rosewood fretboard with block inlays, banjo tuners, all original pickups and pot's a real nice example and well priced and has the vibe that you will be looking for. I can highly recommend this model and I'm sure you will love it. VGC+++
A early 80's IBANEZ GOLDTOP which has faded beautifully, well to my eye. Has the rosewood fretboard with block inlays, original tuners, creme coloured pick guard and pickup surrounds 2 x hum buckers and a 3 way switch. Gold knobs and a sculptured style body, also has the original case.
These early 80's Ibanezes are sought after and this was there starter model, you can also get the SG-1000 OR the SG-2000 which are also so good, but for this price it's a great buy. Of course made in Japan. Recommended for a starter vintage guitar. VGC+++
A very pretty Hawaiian guitar from circa 1925 as made by Oscar Schmidt company.
In very original condition except for the tuners which were replaced some time ago but with tuners that look the part. Has the Original Gold style patterns on the fretboard showing the way & notes of the guitar when played in the Hawaiian style, this in itself is quite rare to find as nearly all this has been removed. Some people get these and lower the nut so that they can play these just like a standard guitar, well that choice is your's but for me I would keep it it's original condition. A very cool collectable guitar thats 95 years old and at a very reasonable price. A real conversation piece even if your collection is valuable something like this many people love to see. The case although looks like a 'hard case' is quite soft so I would recommend another case as it's not the original case anyway.
Overall I think a great guitar in VGC++ condition.