Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Shergold eight and four-string doublenecked bass from 1980

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Founded in 1967 by Jack Golder and Norman Houlder, both former Burns London employees, Shergold were arguably Britain's most forward-thinking guitar manufacturer of the 1970s and 1980s. Innovations included guitars with modular electronics that could be swapped out and changed depending on the sound desired. They were also champions of more unusual instruments such as their own take on the Bass VI and they had a particular affinity for double-necked instruments, the most famous of which was probably the 12 string + bass combination as used by Mike Rutherford of Genesis - a particularly clever design in that it was a modular instrument that could be configured as a doubleneck or else two separate single-necked instruments.


Here we see another Shergold doubleneck - a configuration that I haven't previously seen from this company - with 8 and 4-string bass necks. The eBay seller tells us that this is one of only three such instruments produced.

Currently on sale on eBay UK with a Buy It Now price of £985.

G L Wilson


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5 comments:

  1. A friend in the early 80s had a Shergold - lovely guitar.
    They made some really great twin neck combinations.
    There was recently an ad on British TV for a recruitment company (Reed) and one of Shergolds Twelve String/4 String Bass ones featured in that for the eagle eyed.

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    1. I remember the ad. I think that particular instrument may belong to one of these companies that rents instruments out to the TV and film industry. I remember seeing the same model in several episodes of "Men Behaving Badly" way back.

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  3. Hi Guys, The 12/bass double neck used to belong to me and I have been trying to find it for years. It has just appeared on episode 2 of theis series of Brian Pern too.

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  4. Hi Guys, The 12/bass double neck used to belong to me and I have been trying to find it for years. It has just appeared on episode 2 of theis series of Brian Pern too.

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