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.
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 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.
For just under $1000 here in Oz your buying a jazz box made in China...for a few hundred dollars more look what can be had..!!
I personally love the Maccaferri, I just feel there's something about them. I had a 1932 Selmer Maccaferri so yes I can truly appreciate these. This one we picked up some 9 month's ago and at that time the headstock was damaged beyond restoration, so a decision was made to install a new faceplate and once the headstock was opened up the tuners wear was evident so new banjo tuners were installed.
We then had a beautiful mother of pearl faceplate made then the name / decals from the original were replaced making I think a great looking alternative to the damaged one..
This model G30 would usually have a nickle tailpiece but it was missing and an original could not be had so we decided to install a vintage style jazz tailpiece which I think works very well. The body, front, back and sides were then polished and now it looks as one would expect. The back of the neck does have a couple of the white dot's missing but these are purely decorative and do not effect anything. So what about the sound and how does it play you ask.?....well it plays as one would expect..great and it sounds like a real jazz box or amazingly it would make a great blues guitar. In VGC+ and had some work yes but looks, sounds and plays great, Comes with a non original hard case
Second only to the GRETSCH WHITE FALCON this VIKING is a beautiful guitar from 1967. Finished in the more desirable blonde it just looks oh so good. Many years ago it had the binding on the body and fretboard redone but the headstock still has the original binding which of course is showing wear with one spot as can be seen in the pics about (6mm or 1/4") missing. Overall the guitar is in exccondition with the blonde finish still looking really great. The pick guard does has a small crack where the screw goes thru but you can still get pick guards so this can be replaced. This one also has the intact 'tuning fork' and the mute selector, and the back vinyl is also still there. Featuring two great pickups these sound just so great, whether your into rockabilly, county or rock you not going to be disappointed with this beauty. The fretboard is of course ebony which is one of my favourite materials next to aged rosewood and both give you that unique sound. Gretsch's are and always have been great guitars and especially from the 60's...the Gretsch style Bigsby is another great feature as is the roller bridge...comes with it's original slightly beat up case
Looking for a great present for someone who's got just about everything...well look no further..!!
If your looking for that collectable guitar that's quite different from your usual Strat's, Tele's or Les Paul's this is the one for you. It has that real bluesey sound about it and it also has a great Gypsy Jazz feel & sound as well. These are made circa early 50's and designed by the great and legendary maker Maccaferri himself. Designed as an alternative to the 'timber' guitars of the time sales were expected to be quite high, but alas, they weren't. Today some 70 years later these are very much desired and used in recording studio's for their unique sound... and desired by some great players and are in many great guitarists collections.
This particular one had a couple of tuner gears that were worn down and required us to get some new internal gears to be made, so now it's in pretty much 100% in great playable and collectable condition. The finish was polished by hand and several scratches that were present are now gone. Looks and feels fantastic...
The allure of the 12 string to legends like George Harrison and Tom Petty for certain effects in songs is what makes these 360's a desirable 12 string, this one manufactured 1981 in the cool Jetglo has some of the desirable checking that we all look for in vintage instruments, the jangly sound of the 12 string and the ease of how the Ricky feels is what makes these so great. No cumbersome thick and wide neck but a very slim style just like the 6 string so this makes it so much easier to play, these guitars of course can be used on stage at anytime and also do make a great recording guitar as well, we can recommend this one for sure, don't forget if your in australia a new ricky 360/12 is more than 5k so for a early 80's COOL VINTAGE this is the way to go, exc+ condition and comes with a hard case
Firstly, I saw a used one of these in a music shop the other day, was made in Japan, several years old and $3100 aud....so now lets looks at this vintage Gretsch with those magnificent pickups that are so good..!!, these are absolutely great guitars to play, lot's of selector pickup options, the classic mute selector, the cool walnut finish with the binding just falling off in places (see pics we have not made pic's of every section where the binding is cracked or damaged but as you can imagine there are several spot's) Fretboard is rosewood, fully bound, painted on 'F' holes, vinyl cover scratch pad on the back, these are the rockabilly guitar you want to use and play live with, comes with it's original case, just had a full setup and fret polish as well VGC
made in china
If your working up north on a mine site, an oil rig or mustering and want a guitar to take with you but don't want to take that expensive one with you then this is the right guitar for you....
A very cool MARTIN D45 that's made in china, looks the part that's for sure, but does it compare with the real thing, well at this price it doesn't have to....check out the many demo's on youtube of these
SO HOW DOES IT SOUND..?
Well pretty good actually, it's has lot's of volume and presence, easy to play, hard wired with a Fishman pickup, and doesn't it look just so good. solid Indian rosewood back and sides, maple top, paua shell inlays all over the guitar and sound hold, on the sides, the back and on the fretboard which of course is rosewood as well...at this price it's a real bargain and comes with a almost new $266 case as well and the fisherman instructor manual...
believed to be circa 2007
Maton MESIAH, these are the bees nees from Maton one of Australia's finest guitar manufacturers, these also have the rosewood back and sides and the mahogany neck with beautiful inlays on the fretboard as well. You can find out quite a bit about these on the Maton web site but I will say the sound projection on this is what a professional player would want, this would also make a great recording guitar as well, I cant recommend this highly enough, you won't be dissapointed at all..exc+ condition and comes with it's original case as well
Burns of London Marvin signed by legend HANK B MARVIN who lives in Perth, a classic guitar with 60's style features. With it's Canadian hard rock maple flamed neck and it's alder body and not forgeting the rez'o'matic tremelo system, push pull pickup selectors, master volume and 5 way switch makes it a great 60' surf music guitar, not that it can't do other styles as well, a real beauty in exc+++ condition and comes with some case candy and an original case, although made in china a cool guitar
Made in china ONYX, lot's of colours on the front, ok, it's a interesting colourful guitar, but if your looking for a stylish present for a nephew, niece or cousin, this would suit...
comes with a soft case
BLUE FLAME TOP
Reverend single cutaway style guitar with a blue burst style flame top, made in Korea, plays well would defiantly suit someone looking for a not too expensive first guitar a step above beginners but below the price if a vintage les Paul etc...rosewood fretboard, two hum buckers, volume and tone selectors, come with a nice hard case, exc+++ condition
Hand made in australia I'm led to believe as I can't find squat anywhere on the net about these Rubicon banjo's...Def. looks hand made and well made at that, 5 string style, open back, comes with a nice hard case..what more can I say..