Wednesday, 26 October 2011

G L Stiles vintage guitar from another of America's almost forgotten luthiers
Here's another rare G L Stiles guitar with its distinctive scrolled body horns and intricate headstock carving. Gilbert Lee Stiles built a number of essentially one-off guitars from his workshop in Miami, Florida during the 1960s and 1970s. This particular example is thought to be from the early 60s (according to the seller) and features a pair of DeArmond pickups and an attractive checkerboard binding around the top and rear of the body and the neck.

These rare guitars do not come up for sale very often. This example is currently listed on eBay with a Buy It Now price of $2,400.

For more G L Stiles guitars see here and here.

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