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Fender Squier Japan 1993 formerly Wayne's World aged/reliced upgraded   ( Body and neck original 93 with upgraded pups and hardware)    Nice dark rosewood neck      Hand rolled fingerboard edges     Clay dots    Kluson single line tuners     Matching white headstock      Logo      Aged mint green guard   Aged white alder body     Alnico pups 7/6.5/6 k/ohm    Oak 5 way switch    CTS pots      Spraque cap     Switchcraft jack       Gotoh vintage full block trem ( set up to float as it should )     Pat pend saddles      Numbered neck plate   Correct intonation truss rod relief etc.    Set up with Curt Mangen 10-46's nickel strings ( probably the best strings you can buy)     Nice weight at 7.5 lbs    Does the job as good as any    Comes with hard case  ( has some damage around studs >see pics)   Ready to Jam/gig  straight from the case    You will not be disappointed    Any questions  bigal_024@yahoo.co.uk    

   

TESTIMONIALS FROM PREVIOUS BUYERS

I lost a lot of my Testimonials (from my previous Ebay listings) from and including      Mark Saunders (Florence and the Machine)     Mark Culke (guitarist and musical director for Amy Macdonald)    Mal and John (from Slade|)     Bad Manners     Neville Staple Band    Selector     Sparkadia (Alexander Burnett)    Alice Gold    Marco Novelli (London Overdrive)    Saul Ashby    Saul Anthony( bassist and photographer extraordanaire)      Mark Dawson ( Purple Zeppelin )    Shaun Murray     Dave Locke viz. links   etc.etc.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPyL4kUYm-k&feature=fvsr

 
 
 
Fantastic guitar: Big Al does it again!!!! Well pleased!!! A+A+A+A+A+ 29-May-13 11:59
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Owning an Alan Knight guitar is like owning a bit of Heaven. Many thanks Big Al Buyer: 10-Apr-13 12:40
Finest relic work I have ever seen. He even added an extra pickup for me. Genius Buyer: 28-Mar-13 20:15
  T STYLE GUITAR AGED RELIC CONDITION MUST SEE (#321090798634) £400.00 View Item

Fabulous piece of work. Great seller. Thanks.

Buyer: calistogas (463Feedback is 100 to 499) 11-Apr-12 12:47 320877444791

Hi Al.
         I have a 59' Burst Les Paul!!!!!!!!! How you can take a Guitar back 50 years in just a few days is totally beyond comprehension. I sent you an almost brand new LP, and you sent me back what can only be described as "the most amazing piece of relic work I have ever had the pleasure to see, let alone hold" I am absolutely delighted. I did'nt know what to expect upon contacting you, just thought if you could "take the shine off a bit" I would be happy. Well Sir, you have really gone the extra mile on this one. Not only does it look incredible, it plays superb also. Great set-up and the action is spot-on. I salute you. You have a unique skill which most of us could only dream about being able to achieve (no hammer and screwdriver work here!!!) and you deserve to be applauded. I would certainly recommend your work to anyone who would like a "professional " relic'd finish to their guitars, and a great set-up inclusive. It has been both a delight and a pleasure. Long may you continue.
                                                                                                                          Cheers, Steve.

Hi Big Al,

Just wanted to say thanks for the brilliant work you have done on my start.
I am completely made, up and feel i have got an amazing Dave Gilmour tribute strat, that i otherwise couldn't afford, especially in the current climate.
Your set up is great, and the attention to detail is genius.

I  have  handled a few pre cbs strats in my time, and a couple of years ago i was in the guitar centre on Sunset blvd in LA trying out a $5000.00
Custom shop heavy relic ( that i couldn't afford), I think my new strat is as good.

Thanks again.

Simon.

2nd purchase; Fantastic again! The best! Mal from SLADE +++++
again! The best! Mal from SLADE +++++

(feedback for previous green one sold)

Fantastic Guitar well worth the money and more! Great eBayer top marks all round Buyer: musicchops (333Feedback is 100 to 499) 14-Apr-09 19:36 320358486080

(White one just sold)                                               Good product, accurately described. Fair price. Straightforward to deal with. Buyer:
redleaf4 ( 3 )

   Hi Al.
         I have a 59' Burst Les Paul!!!!!!!!! How you can take a Guitar back 50 years in just a few days is totally beyond comprehension. I sent you an almost brand new LP, and you sent me back what

My name is Mark and I am the bass player for SYMARIP the legendary reggae and ska band and Trojan Records recording artistes, best known for the hits ‘Skinhead Moonstomp’ and  ‘Skinhead Girl’.

I came across Alan’s services via e-bay in 2008 when I was looking for a usable Fender Jazz Bass for live work with SYMARIP.  I had been using a U.S.A. P. bass – but found I needed that bottom end ‘throng’ that only a Jazz Bass can deliver.  I do have a ’74 Jazz bass but it only gets used on sessions and is too precious to take on tour.  The solution was to find a period looking but very usable Jazz bass. 

Scouring e-bay I came across a wonderful looking ‘relic’ of a ’64 Jazz bass.  The bass had been distressed and set up by Alan.  It looked perfect for the job and Alan was amenable to an offer (always a good sign).  I was taken with the large number of good quality pictures of the bass in the advertisement which meant that I felt I knew in advance what I was getting.  The testimonials of others also impressed me.  The deal was done!

 

The bass arrived in good time and on my initial examination she was every bit as good as she looked on e-bay.  Despite being posted – the bass was really well set up – no need for adjustment and still in tune! 

 

I then took the bass to Pro-Music in Ickenham and showed it to Leigh Heggarty – guitarist with The Price and many other good bands and something of an expert in all matters guitar.  As I flipped open the case at the shop – another customer (Ray – who own’s a ’69 Fender Jaguar) – gasped and said “Goodness - that’s an early one”.  I asked Ray what he thought it was.  Ray inspected it and said he thought it was a ’64 Jazz bass. Ray was genuinely surprised when I told him it was a relic.  Leigh remarked that it had been very well executed.  I told Leigh about Big Al and what he could do.  Some chin stroking ensued from Leigh – “Does he do Strats?”.

 

I first got to use the bass on stage when we head-lined the Desmond Dekker Tent at the Endorse-It Festival in Dorset .  The sound and action of the bass was fantastic.  We are a ten-piece band with full horn section and you need a strong and dominant bass sound to push the rhythm along.  That is precisely what she did.  There were more than a thousand people in the crowd that night and the bass really shone.  The next night we played at The Fordham Festival at Cambridge with The Bluetones,  Reef and the James Taylor Quartet – once again she sang out load and clear.

 

I have now played this bass through a Vox AC 100 bass rig, a ’71 Marshall bass rig, my Ampeg SVT, a Trace Elliot rig, a Krate Amp and a Peavey rig – it sounded fantastic with all of these systems.

 

 

In the 30 plus years that I have been playing bass with the like’s of SYMARIP, FOXY’s RUTS, LAUREL AITKEN, BAD MANNERS, THE CHELSEA PUNK ROCK ALL STARS, THE PRICE and many others – I have never been moved to endorse a product – until now.

 

To any prospective customers of Alan – I say this is a trustworthy person who does magic with his guitars.

 

 

Yours truly - Mark of SYMARIP

 

**** Awesome guitar, very well setup and looks like the real deal. AMAZING **** Buyer:

Exactly as ebay should be, bigal remains a legend, first class service Buyer:

fanston (20Feedback is 10 to 49)

Hi Alan,just to let you know ,the tele is the only guitar I now use,it really is that good!!,everybody wants to borrow it! please keep me informed, Dave.

Great instrument. Great guitar. Great deal. Happy

great guitar, fantastic neck on it, looks the business Buyer:
AMAZING GUITAR... FANTASTIC IN EVERY WAY - I'm ready for more.... THANKS :o) Buyer:

excelent! Beautifully crafted and set up. Thanks Al mail me for the next one. Buyer:

Excellent. Brilliant service, top results and great communication, thanks a lot!

I reliced his 50's reissue Precision Bass

Buyer:

I heard a lot of his relic guitar and I beleived that I got one of his best !!! Buyer:
ut-music ( 162)CHINA

Great instrument. Great guitar. Great deal. Happy Buyer:

very pleased with the bass, brilliant attention to detail,set up very well. Buyer:

Guitar looks absolutely amazing, I am gobsmacked! Right down to the fag burn, it's the coolest guitar I've ever seen!How do you do that rust thing on the bridge?... Lindsay

 

 

superb guitar best ever i have seen would recomend to everyone many thanx Buyer: linsayglenton (17Feedback is 10 to 49) 13-Nov-07 12:19 220161087178

 

Great guitar Al! Really sounds nice and looks aged in a great way :)

 

Thanks BigAl - The Guitarist's Pal!

wow looks fantastic! big al rocks!!!!!!

 

fast shipping,great communication,item as described,great bass!THANKS Buyer: 20-Jul-07 00:23
  FENDER SQUIER JV PRECISION BASS 60's RELIC MUST SEE (#220125365890

GREAT BASS-KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. Buyer: 18-Jul-07 14:18
  FENDER SQUIER JAZZ BASS 60's RELIC MUST SEE (#220128569244)

 

Lovely guitar, sounds great and makes me seem a beter player than I am. ++++ Buyer: 01-Jun-07 21:06

fantastic fantastic fantastic, great guitar, lovely neck, better than expected Buyer: 14-Jun-07 14:59
  FENDER STRATOCASTER SQUIER 60's RELIC MUST SEE (#220117037379)

 

Hi Alan...Just wondering if that white Tele was still on the go or have you already sold it?...I will still have it from you if possible...can you let me know.
 
Just thought I'd let you know I was lucky enough to pick up the 50's esquire (ebay item #220091333936) you sold on ebay in March. I bought it privately from the original buyer. He contacted me to ask if I wanted it as he had bought it on a whim and no longer needed it...
I love this guitar and have used it on several shows already. Everyone comments on its looks and I can honestly say its the best guitar Ive ever owned...It knocks spots off any other Tele in my collection..It's a real joy to own and you can be assured it has now found a good home....
Hope to hear from you soon
 
Best regards
 

Amazing relic job! I recommend this work 100%. Great ebay transaction. A+ Buyer: sniganoo (239Feedback is 100 to 499) 19-May-07 11:22 220105370567

Hi Alan

Sorry for not dropping you a line sooner but I have been in Kent for the weekend so not near my pc. But I was near the telecaster but without an amp so spent the rest of Saturday and Sunday playing the guitar acoustically. There is an old saying about a good electric solid body sounding good acoustically before you even plug it in and this is so true of the this tele. I have just got home and plugged it in a podxt and the thing just soars – absolutely stunning.

I cannot believe what I have bought for the money – it feels like it has been played by a real player for 50 years. The neck is to die for and an absolute dream to play, the finish does look even better in the flesh and the whole feel of the guitar is just somehow ‘right’ – I think that’s down to what people simply call ‘craftsmanship’.

I think I must be dreaming, because in real life you don’t get a £3/4k crafted relic guitar for a few hundred quid! If anyone out there is thinking of bidding on one of your auction pieces my advice to them would be to snap up a bargain while you can – I have a feeling at some point a ‘Big Al Relic’ may even become a collectable investment itself. . .

It was a real pleasure to meet you and you may well see me again in the future, I will be watching your auctions keenly!

Kindest regards

Brad

Fantastic guitar! Fantastic Price! Fantastic Bloke! You cannot do better! A+++++ Buyer: bardman63 (24Feedback is 10 to 49) 13-May-07 20:57 220109594927
  Brilliant Strat, lovely set-up, like butter, sounds even better. Great guy too. Buyer: seagullsrok (43Feedback is 10 to 49) 12-May-07 17:37 220106730759

this bass is the bizz, top item, top e-bayer, many many thanks. Buyer: ssmcy (20Feedback is 10 to 49) 25-Apr-07 23:21 220100885412

Really pleased with the guitar, would definitely buy again, highly recommended! Buyer: leavon2002 (1) 27-Apr-07 07:56 220100880294

After a relic? look no further, this is THE man! don't be fooled by the copycats Buyer: premierpumps (86Feedback is 50 to 99) 22-Mar-07 09:48 220091317897

Hi Alan, sorry for not getting back to you sooner but i havent been able to get to my pc as I have been playing your bueatiful guitar for 3 weeks straight!!! the Jazz is absolutely amazing. As you know I have a US deluxe P-bass that cost 1K+. It hasnt come out of its case since I brought the Jazz home! The sound is fantastic through any amp and due to your pro setup she plays real smooth. With the 'relic' look she looks as though she has lots of roadwork behind her and I'm itching to add a few more miles on the clock!
This is going to be my main guitar for any gigs. The P-bass will have to put up with being a backup.  I am going to be spreading the word about your abilities not only as a 'relic' artist but also as an A1 guitar tech as I cannot fault the setup. I have never seen such a low setup! I could well be back for a tele or, hell why not another Jazz!!!


P.S. Alan can you email back the tech specs, pickups, pots etc. I have a mind like a sieve and would appreciate the info just for my own 'records'.
 
cheerzs once again for the great guitar.
 
All the best
 
Adam

 

Hi, sorry - not a question about this item - I have been fortunate to be able to purchase one of your relics (original auction 220062531763) recently. It can only be described as a stunning piece of work and the best guitar I have ever owned - and I have owned many Gibsons, Fenders over the years - well done !! It's time to change the string which I think are probably the ones fitted by you - can you please advise me what gauge strings were used. I am watching your auctions for a relic tele. Why dont you try a relic strat with left-handed neck? Thanks for your help, Kenny

 

Exactly as described. Highly recommended ebayer, talented guy. Many thanks Buyer: desolationguitar (387Feedback is 100 to 499) 26-Feb-07 18:56 220079251130

 

Hi Alan this is John here i used the black strat for the first time last night , it sounded fantastic and heads were turning, it was a Jamnight so lots of players with the real deals were there, to be honest it stoll the show, ive lost your number and e-mail embeded in my p.c somewhere. I would be interested in the tele when compleat so please foward back if poss, thanks
John Summerton 01********

what can i say ,best sounding Strat ive play ,ever. Set up is a dream , thanks Buyer:

jon5990 (86Feedback is 50 to 99)

 

Hi Alan.
I've just rescieved the tele, what a brilliant instrument! I have owned
several old 60's fenders, but this comes more than close to the "real deal".
l will leave you a great feedback. Thanks!

Best regards,
Rasmus

His guitar is amazing feels sounds and looks vintage - i will buy more for sure Buyer: nyclep (8)

Amazing piece of work. Buyer: phil8224 (109Feedback is 100 to 499)

100% delighted with the Guitar. Outstanding instrument & a great guy to talk to Buyer: sotsog999 (38Feedback is 10 to 49)

Hi Al,

I just came home and The Baby arrived.
I'm overwhelmed. Not only that she looks like a beautiful grandmother who worked hard for fifty years, she also sounds like a virgin and a bitch simultaneously. The playability beats everything I had in my hands so far.
I tell you that I have added you to my favourite sellers so that I get a notice of every project you will offer.
Decidedly the best deal I made since being at Ebay.
Keep it up and thank you very much for a great guitar !!! You're invited to to use me as a reference to any future customers.

Matt from Cologne/Germany

amazing-superdeal-best playing guitar ever-highly recommended-TOP+Thanks, Alan !
Buyer  handimatt( 79Feedback score is 50 to 99)
 23-Nov-06 20:21

Hi Alan, I am the guy who bought the Blackie type strat from you a couple moths back, and all I want to say to all the buyers, that i still prefer Allan's Blackie strat over my old 62 and 67. Iam a proffesional studio and Live guitarist for various international artists, no bull. Thanks again BIG AL !

ALAN, THE GUITAR IS JUST AMAZING , YOU SHOULD BE WORKING FOR FENDER !!!!!
 
IF YOU NEED A REFERENCE ON YOUR GUITARS , BY ALL MEANS GIVE 'EM MY NAME
 
ALL THE BEST
 
 
PAUL         {Fiesta red 60's relic}


Hi Al, just a quick E mail to let you know how pleased I am with the  strat that I purchased from you, it looks like it was made in 1957 & has been played & gigged every day since. It has been outstandingly set up by you & plays superbly. My  own early fender japan vintage strat that you have aged for me  is unbelievable. It also looks just like an early 50's strat should look like with lots of use over the last fifty odd years. As you know I am lead guitarist with the Essex based Cliff & The Shadows tribute band Rich Clifford &  The Saddows & will be using both these guitars in our live shows. I will with your permission be spreading the word of your fantastic talent & skill in producing  relic guitars that look & play  as good as ( in my opinion better than) many  custom shop instruments, but at a fraction of the cost. Wishing you a lot of success with your future projects, Regards, Alan  (The Saddows, Southend , Essex)   p.s. Please feel free to use me as a reference to any future customers.

 

Awesome !!!!! looks 50 years old very convincing superb guitar would buy again

2 tone sunburst 50's .

Buyer: simesambora (286Feedback is 100 to 499)


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