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Very rare, vintage 1960s/70s electric guitar (modified) See original listing
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Item condition:
Used
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24 Mar, 2011 20:59:04 GMT
Starting bid:
£150.00
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Item location:
Bristol Bristol, GB, United Kingdom

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eBay item number:
330543313091
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Last updated on  23 Mar, 2011 20:36:44 GMT  View all revisions

Item specifics

Condition:

Used

Type:

Electric Guitar

Right-/ Left-Handed:

Right-Handed

Sub-Type:

Vintage

No. of Strings:

6 string

Size:

4/4

::: Vintage 1960s/70s electric guitar :::


Here, up for auction, is my (modified) vintage 1970s electric guitar (in dark sunburst). I say "1970s", but I cannot be completely sure.  It could even be earlier.

To tell you the truth, I don't really know anything about the origin of this guitar.  It could be Japanese-made -- but, I wouldn't want to say for certain.   Put it this way, I have not seen another one like it.

A few years ago, I started to buy and collect rare, interesting-looking guitars.  It was a bit of a lottery, really, which yielded very mixed results: some were clearly poorly-made, old budget guitars, and some were genuine "diamonds in the rough".  This particular guitar falls into the latter category.  I decided to keep hold of this guitar when I bought it a year ago as it played beautifully, I liked the quality of it, and I thought it looked very cool.  It did, however, need a bit of attention, but I could definitely see the potential in it.

Over the past year, the guitar has undergone some major work.  Not by myself, luckily, but by a very skilled guitar builder/luthier based here in Bristol.
The old, worn pickups have since been replaced with Rickenbacker-style "toaster" pickups, which produce a beautifully warm and unique sound (the scratchplate was carefully re-cut to accommodate them).  The old vibrato/tremolo has also been replaced with a Fender Jaguar-style tremolo system, which works perfectly (some of the body was skilfully hollowed-out to accommodate this larger tremolo system).
Furthermore, a tune-o-matic bridge has been added; the tuners/machineheads have been replaced with Wilkinson Deluxe "Kluson-style" tuners; the volume/tone knobs have been replaced with Jaguar-style knobs; and, the input jack has been replaced.   The pots, switches and electronics have also been thoroughly cleaned.  The cost of parts and labour exceeded £200.
The overall result is a revitalised, utterly unique and beautiful-sounding guitar.   You simply won't find another one like it; the pictures alone demonstrate this.
I also believe that the guitar has not so much been modified as improved.   And tastefully, too (i.e. not a Floyd-Rose-on-a-Gretsch scenario).

There is a bit of wear and tear, but, it is, after all, an old guitar.  There are mostly surface scratches and knocks -- there's nothing too serious.  I would certainly say that it was in good condition for its age.
I am fastidious with my guitars and I take pride in looking after them, and this guitar is no exception.

The reason why I'm selling this intriguing guitar?  Well, I'm moving house and there's a baby on the way: I need to raise some capital.
I am certainly going to miss this guitar, purely because it plays spectacularly, it sounds tremendous, and I know for a fact that there's no other guitar like it.

I am also throwing in a bag of..."stuff", I suppose.  In this bag is: a brand new, uncut, black, 3-ply pickguard/scratchplate; a brand new tune-o-matic/vintage roller bridge; a black Bare Knuckle "Nailbomb" humbucker (not working -- but, it probably wouldn't take much to repair it: I just can't be bothered with it); the old pickups/tremolo/tuners for this guitar; a spare input jack; and a spare guitar nut.

I hope you will enjoy this guitar as much as I have enjoyed it.  Please do not hesitate to ask, if you have any questions.
Many thanks for looking and good luck.

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