Monday, 30 March 2015

1959 National/Supro Electric Guitar - Rare and Original

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This National guitar is in great shape for a 56 year old. I hope I can say the same about myself when I get to that age in a few scant years. And even better if I'm all original. ( Except the Kluson tuners )

This is a really great example of what Supro was doing in the late 50's. The seller boasts about the pickup and I believe him just based on the look of it.

Currently listed at $700 Canadian.

R.W. Haller




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Sunday, 29 March 2015

Rayner Guitar from the 1960s. Not made in Japan?

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There is very little information in the listing for this Rayner guitar. Just a phone number. I thought perhaps it was a lazy seller, but found that there is not a lot of information about these guitars. My first thought was that it was a Kawai with a different name but in some searching i found that it was quite possibly built in Ireland by Statsford.

Can anyone confirm or deny this?

No matter the origins I love the look of this hollow-body beauty. I feel I've seen a similar shape in another guitar, but cannot quite place it. 

Perhaps it was just a wonderful dream.

R.W. Haller



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Saturday, 28 March 2015

Vintage Kent 744 Electric Mandolin

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It's a shame these pictures aren't the best quality as this looks like a great example of a vintage Kent electric mandolin.

This Vintage Kent 744 model is likely from the late 1960s or early 1970s and boasts a new custom pick up and a brass nut.

R.W. Haller



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Friday, 27 March 2015

One of a kind Treble Clef Guitar. Thankfully

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Egads! Words. They nearly fail me. I'll try.

Honestly, I could forgive this guitar for existing if it weren't for a couple of factors:

1) Even though I much rather prefer a maple fretboard, never before has a design suffered so poorly by not being a darker wood fretboard. Continuity, anyone?

2) The seller is asking $950 for what essentially appears to be a novelty guitar built from the parts of an unknown Stratocaster copy.

For shame sir or madam, for shame.

R.W. Haller


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Thursday, 26 March 2015

Shergold 6 and 12-string double neck guitar, ex Julian Cope

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We recently looked at a very fine example of a Shergold doubleneck 4+8 string bass. Now it's time to meet its guitar counterpart, the above pictured Shergold 6+12 string doubleneck which is currently being offered for sale via eBay UK with bids starting at £1,000.

To make it even more interesting, this particular guitar until recently belonged to Julian Cope. I'm pretty sure I've seen it played live at one of his shows that I've attended. The guitar was used on the recording of "Too Freud to Rock'n'Roll, Too Jung to Die" by Cope's power trio Brain Donor. However, the cover of that album features guitarist Doggen Foster holding a totally different doubleneck, namely a Mosrite.

Of course Cope is something of a doubleneck fan. I've seen him playing a customised Danelectrco with guitar and baritone necks, and of course he is the owner of The Beast, an unholy and unwieldy-looking customised Gibson non-reverse Thunderbird/Firebird combination.

G L Wilson

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Wednesday, 25 March 2015

1979 Gretsch Committee with a slightly modified body

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This poor Gretsch Committee has been modified to allow reach to the higher frets. It does look like the job was well done at least. To see what it should look like check here for an unmolested version.

I do admit though that the offset nature does not bother me that much and if it would help with negotiating a cheaper price it would be possible to get a nice Gretsch solidbody at a deal.

My "kijiji trade" wheels are turning.

R.W. Haller


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Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Ibanez Roadstar with Evil Ernie comic book finish

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We looked at the Batman Raven guitar a little while back. It looks like the seller has done it again.

Here we see a mid 1980s Ibanez get the Evil Ernie treatment. The less obscure guitar gets a more obscure comic.

The seller says it is "perfectly playable but looks good on a wall too".
Which is a good thing, about the playability that is, since $500 would be a lot to spend on guitar-art.

R.W. Haller


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Monday, 23 March 2015

Hondo Deluxe 757 Tele copy from the 1980s

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When I started playing guitar as a teenager in the 80s we all had the "cheap" knockoffs of the guitars we thought we really wanted. I personally knew at least 8 players with Hondo guitars. They were all Les Paul and Stratocaster copies. I knew they made other models, especially those inspired by the decade, but never before have I seen a Hondo telecaster.

This made in Japan Hondo Deluxe 757 looks to be in great shape and I really like the lemony sunburst. 

At $150 Canadian the only thing keeping me from this awesome copy is mere logistics as it's a few big provinces away from where i am.

R.W. Haller


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Sunday, 22 March 2015

Parker P36 Leather Wrapped Guitar from 2008 with Piezo pickup

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I have a love/hate relationship with Parker guitars. I've played a few of them and they have all played and sounded great. I love that they are inventive with design and were one of the first, I believe, to offer piezo acoustic sounds as a standard item on their guitars.

Now for the hate: I think they are ugly.

It's that plain and simple. Though i often love "ugly" or non-conventional designs almost wholly because of said ugliness, i cannot find love for the Parker.

This leather wrapped Parker P36 is no exception to the rule. It's almost as if they found a way to make it even less attractive to me. Luckily there are only 144 of these reptile-meets-bovine atrocities out there so I'll not likely be seeing one in real life.

What do you all think? Is there love for Parker out there?

R.W. Haller


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Saturday, 21 March 2015

Blake's 12-string solidbody electric Frankenstein

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Here's an email we received from Blake:
This guitar was created in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The bolt on neck came from a 70s Epiphone acoustic 12 with broken bracing and poor tone. The body originated as an unidentified 60s Japanese Jazzmaster style guitar that was rescued from a dumpster. In order to combine these instruments, the neck pocket was slightly enlarged, the bridge and tailpiece were modified and relocated for proper intonation, and I designed and fashioned a pickguard from a 12" vinyl record. There are no volume or tone controls to weaken the signal output, just a Lace Alumitone wired straight to the output jack. Two barely playable guitars have been combined to form one highly playable electric 12 string. A recording of it can be heard on my bandcamp page: https://secretgeometry.bandcamp.com/

Rock on!
Blake Mandrayk
Nice job, Blake. It looks very cool and sounds great too.

Keep those readers guitars pictures coming in, folks!

G L Wilson

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