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Very Rare WEM Guitar FIFTH MAN PROJECT IV (4) Vintage 60s Retro Watkins 5th Man See original listing
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For parts or not working
04 May, 2014 21:09:48 BST
£75.00 Standard Delivery | See details
Item location:
Cumbria, United Kingdom


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Electric Guitar

No. of Strings:

6 string




Fifth Man

Right-/ Left-Handed:




Very Rare WEM Guitar FIFTH MAN PROJECT IV (4) Vintage 60s Retro Watkins

A rare example of this WEM guitar and very hard to find.

Produces some interesting vintage tones - this guitar looks like it has most of the original parts present, although one of the magnetic blocks is missing from the strange magnet block setup at the kneck.  These are part of the 5th man sound which when last tried still seemed to work (not sure how much it differs from ones with two blocks) - I was thinking of replacing that bit with a small wooden block, but I suppose it's also possible to replace with another block magnet (I believe it is effectively a magnetised piece of iron - which should be simple to do)

When I first got it, it still had the original (obscure vintage) battery connector on the back was replaced with a standard PP3.  Two of the screws are missing on the battery cover, and one of the screw heads is worn.

Some interesting info here:-

And a youtube demo here:-

Overal in reasonable condition for age but could do with some TLC.  Various bits of wear in places from use.  Some of the pots make crackle noise, so may needs some switch spray etc to sort out. Hasn't been used for a couple of years, so can't confirm how well any of it is working, so as such selling for spares or repairs.

COLLECTION IN PERSON would be preferred with cash on collection - Collection is from south Cumbria.

If you'd like it posting to the UK mainland, I'd have to get a flightcase for it (hence the postage price - or you can send one which i can post it back to you in which would reduce the postage cost).

Sold as a project and returns not accepted.

Please checkout the pictures carefully and ask any questions about it using the ebay contact link. 

If you're looking for something quirky and unique with a distinctive sound and great graphics then this is the guitar for you.

Thanks for looking.

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