1997 Santa Cruz 00 - £2599

1997 Santa Cruz 00

NEW ARRIVAL Not just a smaller version of the 000, the Santa Cruz 00 is a specialised instrument in itself. The 12-fret body and 24-3/4 inch string length tunes to pitch at lower string tension, making the action more supple while requiring less of a stretch between frets. The size and voicing of the 00 give it an exceptionally balanced EQ with a wonderful complex tone and remarkable projection. Featuring a Sitka Spruce top coupled with Indian Rosewood back and sides, Ebony fingerboard and bridge, Herringbone trim and diamond inlays, this guitar looks as classy as it sounds. Perfect for stage or the studio, it's seriously one of the best modern guitars you will ever play. It's in very good condition, and comes in a deluxe hard case.

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2013 Larrivee D40 Rosewood - £1299

2013 Larrivee D40 Rosewood

NEW ARRIVAL This is a fine example of a hand made American guitar of the highest quality - even though Jean Larrivee was originally based in Canada, and still sources a lot of his tone woods from there, there's something distinctively earthy about the tone of Larivee’s guitars. With a Sitka Spruce top, Indian Rosewood back and sides, Flame Maple binding, Ebony fingerboard and bridge, herringbone trim, Abalone fingerboard inlays, and tortoise pickguard - this guitar looks as beautiful as it sounds. This guitar has a big sound, very resonant with excellent sustain - it works well for strumming, and has great definition and clarity for fingerpicking. The guitar is in very good condition, just a few light scuffs, the neck feels great and the action is just right. It comes in it's original hard case.

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2015 Millman JM28 - £1499

2015 Millman JM28

NEW ARRIVAL Based in Devon, and having studied under Brook guitars, James Millman is fast gaining a reputation as an outstanding British luthier. His guitars have a very natural feel to them, traditionally built using hand tools and minimal jigs. Wherever possible he uses local, native and reclaimed timbers, and all his guitars are finished with a hand rubbed, organic oil finish and French polish. This example features a Spruce top with Tasmanian Blackwood back and sides, the fingerboard and bridge are Ebony, and a Mahogany soundhole rosette is a classy touch. Tonally the guitar has great clarity, single note separation and sustain. It fingerpicks very evenly with great balance, and as a strummer it has a dynamic punch. The guitar has a genuine hand made feel, the tone and playability of which is excellent. The guitar comes in it’s original hard case.

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1968 Guild F20 - £1349

1968 Guild F20

NEW ARRIVAL The Guild F20 is the Spruce topped equivalent of the better known M20 - the all Mahogany model made famous by Nick Drake. Tonally it has a rich sound, the Mahogany back and sides give warmth, while the Spruce top adds a bright punch to the attack. The guitar is very resonant with a surprisingly full sound when strummed, and great sustain and single note clarity when fingerpicked. The guitar is in very good condition, with a fair amount of playwear, nicks and dings - and a nicely darkened Spruce top. The guitar comes in a non original hard case.

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2014 Evans '29 L-1 - £999

2014 Evans '29 L1

NEW ARRIVAL John Evans is an up and coming luthier making high end replicas of his own 1929 Gibson L-1. His guitars are built very lightly, with a short scale 12th fret neck join, pyramid bridge, and fully rounded lower bout. This example features an Adirondack Spruce top with African Mahogany back and sides, which gives the smaller body design exceptional warmth and clarity, with great projection. Played with a pick, you access more of the high end mids for a great attack, played fingerstyle, the L-1 responds beautifully - you engage all of that sweet Mahogany tone for warm, round notes. It plays like a far more expensive guitar, and may become collectable in the future The guitar is in excellent condition, just signs of light playwear, and comes in it’s original hard case.

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1980 Daion The '80 - £799

1980 Daion The '80

NEW ARRIVAL As with a lot of late 70’s and early 80’s Japanese made guitars, many people are becoming aware of the high quality compared with affordability. Only produced between 1978 - 1982, Daion acoustics are already achieving cult status, not just for their build quality and tone, but also for their striking good looks. The ’80 is a classic dreadnought body shape with oval soundhole, very unusual tortoise pickguard, Rosewood fingerboard with Maple binding and brass nut and inlays, Rosewood bridge with brass saddle. It features all solid tone woods - a beautifully stained Spruce top with Ovankol back and sides - which deliver a deep and resonant tone. The bass is full, mids are rich and trebles are detailed. The story is that Daion went out of business because they put such high quality components on their guitars that they became too expensive to build….. This guitar certainly feels far more expensive than the price would suggest. It’s in very good, all original condition, with no cracks or repairs, and comes in a non original hard case.

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2013 Eastman E20-OM - £849

2013 Eastman E20-OM

SOLD Originally known for their hand carved archtop guitars, Eastman have also been producing some critically aclaimed acoustic flat tops, including this elegant looking E20 OM. The guitar is simple yet elegant and more importantly it has an amazing ringing voice that you wouldn't necessarily expect from an OM size guitar. It features a solid Adirondack spruce top, which is supported by hand carved scalloped X bracing and paired with solid Rosewood back and sides. It’s the kind of premium wood combination that is usually only found on guitars that are far more expensive. This traditional wood configuration along with its OM size give this guitar a very articulate tone with ringing sustain. Fingerstyle players will definitely appreciate the note separation while strummers will also find the guitar to be punchy and dynamic. The guitar's Mahogany neck is topped by an Ebony fretboard, and feature open-gear Gotoh tuners, bone nut and saddle, ebony bridge and herringbone binding for the body. The guitar is in good condition, very comfortable to play, and has a K and K pickup installed. It comes in a non original hard case.

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1986 Guild F20 - £999

1986 Guild F20

NEW ARRIVAL By 1986, Guild had changed the spec of the F20 - still a 00 size acoustic with a Spruce top, but now with arched Maple back and sides. The change to an arched back changes the dynamic response, meaning there’s greater drive in the mid range, and the Maple gives a sweeter treble response. Tonally is a little brighter than the previous spec, well balanced and really versatile. The guitar’s in very good, all original condition, with no cracks or repairs, just some cool looking lacquer checking, and a comfortable feeling neck. Plus the rare sunburst finish makes the guitar really stand out. The guitar comes in a non original hard case.

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2016 Lowden O22 - £1999

2016 Lowden O22

SOLD Lowdens are the one brand of guitar, other than some vintage guitars, that have the quality that I like to call unputdownableness. This O22 is hugely responsive. The first thing that strikes you when you play this guitar is the amazing depth and bass response, not boomy but very smooth. The overall sound is well balanced, with great resonance and clarity. As with all Lowdens it handles alternate tuning particularly well, and is equally happy being fingerpicked or strummed, the neck is very comfortable and the action just right. The Red Cedar top and Mahogany back and sides give thew guitar a really distinctive look, simple but classy. The guitar is in nearly new condition, and comes in it's original Lowden embossed hard case.

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2009 Atkin Jumbo Std - £1799

2009 Atkin Jumbo Std

NEW ARRIVAL Alister Atkin is fast becoming a big name in British luthiery. Based in Canterbury his build quality, attention to detail, and fantastic tone and feel are quite exceptional. This example is a jumbo model, featuring a beautiful Bear Claw Spruce top with Indian Rosewood back and sides. It’s unusual to have a jumbo size guitar with a Spruce / Rosewood combination - usually the sound would be too boomy, but the Atkin build spec makes this guitar hugely playable without ever being overpowering. A very versatile instrument, quite orchestral at times, this guitar can take you through all playing styles, subtle enough to play delicate fingerstyle, and rich enough to create a room filling sound. The single note clarity is superb, with bags of sustain, it really is a joy to play. Perfect for songwriting, studio use or out on stage. It comes in it’s original Atkin hard case.

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2017 Waterloo WL-K Kel Kroydon - £1899

2017 Waterloo WL-K Kel Kroydon

NEW ARRIVAL Collings have been considered one of the best modern guitar builders for quite a while now. In 2015 they decided to recreate probably the most famous guitar in blues history - the Kalamazoo KG14. Due to huge success they’ve added the depression era Kel Kroyden to the range. Built using lightweight materials and supported by thinly carved braces, with a 12 fret neck join, this guitar has been built with maximum responsiveness in mind. The guitar has a minimal lacquer finish, and the resulting tone is dry, woody and clear with just the right level of complexity in the overtones. Also it’s X braced, something the original Kalamazoos weren’t, so it isn’t just a blues machine, the added sustain means it works very well with all fingerstyles. Altogether it’s a surprisingly good guitar, a very enjoyable playing experience, and a very cool nod to the past. The guitar comes in it’s original Waterloo embossed hard case.

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2006 Bourgeois Signature D - £2799

2006 Bourgeois Signature D

SOLD This guitar is Dana Bourgeous’ modern re-creation of the pre-1944 Herringbone Martin D28. However, this is not a standard model, this guitar has an Adirondack Red Spruce top with Bearclaw figuring, and the most beautiful Madagascar Rosewood back and sides. The sheer power and dynamic range of this guitar can cut through just about any mix. It has incredible presence and bass response, yet retains a good balance with strong midrange and bright powerful trebles. It’s very responsive for fingerstyle playing as well as powerful rhythm bass lines - seriously one of the best dreadnoughts you will ever play. The guitar’s in very good condition, with the usual signs of light playwear, and a few scuffs on the back of the neck, also the label has been signed by hand by Dana Bourgeois himself. The guitar comes in it's original hard case.

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2017 Guild D40 Traditional - £1399

2017 Guild D40 Traditional

NEW ARRIVAL Designed by Guild master luthier Ren Ferguson, and built in their Oxnard, California factory, the D40 Traditional has classic Guild looks with high end build quality. With scalloped Adirondack spruce bracing for power, articulation, and responsiveness, this all-solid-tonewood guitar radiates classic vintage vibe, and is a tone cannon of a guitar. It features a Sitka Spruce top and Mahogany back and sides, which deliver a warm, rich tone with added power, nuance and responsiveness thanks to the bracing. The premium appointments include a bone nut and saddle; tortoiseshell pickguard, rosette, and binding; and a lustrous nitro finish that suggests a timeless, played-in look and feel while allowing the tone to really resonate. The guitar’s in excellent condition, and comes in it’s original hard case.

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2009 Avalon S805 Brazilian Rosewood - £2799

2009 Avalon S805 Brazilian

NEW ARRIVAL With Brazilian Rosewood becoming more and more difficult to find, this Avalon is a real find. It has close black 'spider web' growth lines which are very distinctive - quarter sawn from the straight growth section of the tree, not taken from the 'stump' wood as many Brazilian Rosewood guitars are now. The top of the guitar is impressive too, one of the finest grained Cedar tops I’ve seen. Put this combination together and you have a very complex sounding guitar, highly articulate with great sustain, but at no point overpowering - in fact as the sustain begins to fade there’s a shimmer to each note. The guitar’s in very good condition, with just light playwear and a great feeling neck and easy playing action. The guitar has a K and K pickup installed and comes in it’s original Hiscox hard case.

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2007 Taylor GS4e LTD - £1249

2007 Taylor GS4e LTD

NEW ARRIVAL In 2007 Taylor introduced the Grand Symphony body size, and to celebrate they issued a limited edition model - and this is the guitar featuring a Spruce top and beautifully figured Tasmanian Blackwood back and sides. Tonally this has similar characteristics to Koa - sitting somewhere between Walnut and Mahogany, rich and warm sounding - coupled with the Grand Symphony body size this gives great depth, resonance and clarity. The bound Ebony fingerboard and Ebony bridge are further signs of quality. It has the famous expression pickup system, which gives you the versatility of blending between undersaddle pickup and body sensors. The guitar looks stunning, is in excellent condition, with just a few light marks, and plays very easily with a comfortable neck and great action. It comes in it’s original hard case.

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2014 Dobro Hound Dog - £249

2014 Dobro Hound Dog

NEW ARRIVAL The Dobro Hound Dog resonator guitar gives you the sound of traditional American music. Since the 1920s, the Dobro has been one America's fundamental acoustic instruments, finding its way into bluegrass and blues and defining the sound of country. With a Dobro Hound Dog Deluxe guitar, you get classic Dobro sound with stunning good looks, plus it has a Michael Messer Sixtus pickup fitted giving a really authentic plugged in sound. The guitar is in excellent condition, with a great feeling neck and comfortable playing action.

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2008 Atkin SJ Std - £1799

2008 Atkin SJ

SOLD Since 1995 Alister Atkin has become one of the forerunners in British luthiery, all of his guitars have a genuine hand made feel, the tone and playability of which are superb. This example is an SJ model, featuring a Sitka Cedar top with Indian Rosewood back and sides. The Cedar / Rosewood combination give great warmth, clarity and definition, and the body size gives fantastic balance. The resonance is probably the main thing you notice - single notes chime, and the sustain is really impressive. Overall it’s a great all rounder, very comfortable to play and even better to listen to. The guitar is in good condition, with some light surface dings and noticeable wear on the back of the neck. It has a Fishman soundhole pickup fitted and comes in it’s original Atkin hard case.

2018 Furch Little Jane LJ10-CM - £649

2018 Furch Little Jane LJ10-CM

NEW ARRIVAL The Furch LJ-10 Little Jane is an all solid travel guitar, that can be easily assembled into a beautiful sounding guitar, and then disassembled and stashed away into a backpack as carry-on luggage. It features a Cedar top with Mahogany back and sides, a Rosewood fingerboard, all in a satin finish. The first time I saw the guitar I thought it was lovely sounding parlour guitar, then I noticed what looks like a sound port on the treble side shoulder. It turns out you unclip the neck from the body, and the headstock from the neck, then the neck fits inside the guitar body, and the headstock next to it in the back pack. The strings stay attached, and because of the locking tuners it stays in tune when you re-assemble it. It really is one of the cleverest and most effective pieces of design I’ve ever seen. At only six month old it’s in excellent condition and comes complete with it’s (snare drum size) back pack.

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Ex Demo Avalon A2-20 - £1999

Ex Demo Avalon A2-20

NEW ARRIVAL There's something very special about Avalon’s rebranded guitars, maybe it's the thicker than usual top, the unique bracing, the stronger neck join making alternative tunings a joy….. I just know that when I pick up a new Avalon I know I'm about to play something inspiring. They resonate like no other modern guitar make that I know, and this A2-20 is no exception, with an Alaskan Spruce top and Rosewood back and sides, you start playing and superlatives just come to mind. It is somehow bright and mellow at the same time, delivering a beautiful balanced tone, with a very rich bass, yet detailed mids and trebles, and is equally happy being fingerpicked or strummed. It’s unusual for a new guitar to have a mature sound, but this one has, it really is something quite special. It comes in a Hiscox hard case.

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1965 Stella - £399

1965 Stella

NEW ARRIVAL Don’t be fooled by the price, 60’s Stellas are fantastic blues machines, especially for Delta blues and slide guitar. These models featured solid soundboards made from slab-sawn Birch and feature ladder bracing, and this is the secret to Stella’s midrange blues tone: Every sound-searching guitarist should own at least one old Stella. Don’t expect a high end snap like a Martin, Stellas honk and growl like the sound from an old 78 record. These guitars were made in the Harmony factory in Chicago and feature poplar necks with a non-adjustable steel reinforced neck. This particular example was beautifully restored by Knight Guitars of Surrey, and the guitar plays like a modern guitar, but with vintage feel and vibe.

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2009 The Loar LH-400 - £449

2009 The Loar LH-400

NEW ARRIVAL This all-solid archtop acoustic from Loar honours the pioneering jazz guitars of the early 20th century. This accurate replica features a solid Spruce top with solid flamed Maple back and sides, two parallel tone bars, a trapeze-style tailpiece and an adjustable ebony bridge. The guitar produces a warn and vibrant tone at a price unmatched by any other archtop, and has an excellent combination of tonal quality and carrying power. Designed by Greg Rich and inspired by the man who pioneered jazz guitars - Lloyd Loar - these guitars hark back to the golden age of archtops, but with modern build techniques, and an affordable price. This example is in excellent condition, with just a few signs of light playwear.

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Ex Demo Avalon L2-20C - £1999

Ex Demo Avalon L2-20C

NEW ARRIVAL This ex demo Avalon L2 20 is one of the most impressive new guitars I've played in quite a while. The Alaskan Spruce top, coupled with Rosewood back and sides deliver clarity and sustain in equal measures. It works very well with fingerstyle play, well balanced and articulate, but also for strumming where the body size allows the air to move creating a big, dominant sound that never gets away from you, and when soloing the smoothness and clarity of single notes is very impressive. The guitar feels quite substantial and road ready, yet it’s the subtlety that’s surprising. It comes in a Hiscox hard case.

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1994 Bourgeois Dreadnought - £2499

1990's Bourgeois Dreadnought

NEW ARRIVAL Bourgeois are one of the best high end acoustic guitar builders in the US, producing genuinely hand made guitars from Maine, New England. This very early example is a real rarity, the serial number being 000150, making it from only the second year of guitars Dana Bourgeois produced. Simply called ‘Dreadnought’ on the label, it has a similar body shape as his famous ’Slop D’ series. It features an Adirondack Spruce top, with Honduras Mahogany back and sides, and Rosewood fingerboard and bridge. There are a some classy touches such as the fully bound fingerboard, Abalone rosette and very striking back seam. He’s kept the visuals classic, and the tone is something else - it has incredible presence and bass response, yet retains a good balance with strong midrange and bright powerful trebles. It’s very responsive for fingerstyle playing as well as powerful rhythm bass lines. The guitar’s in excellent condition, with great playability, and comes in it's original hard case.

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1998 Collings Baby 2H - £2799

1998 Collings Baby 2H

ON HOLD Not just a smaller version of the OM, the Collings Baby 2H is a specialised instrument in itself. The 14-fret body and 24 1/8 inch string length tunes to pitch at lower string tension, making the action more supple while requiring less of a stretch between frets. The size and voicing give it an exceptionally balanced EQ with a wonderful complex tone and remarkable projection. Featuring a Sitka Spruce top coupled with Indian Rosewood back and sides, Ebony fingerboard and bridge, a modified V Mahogany neck, Pre-war scalloped X-bracing, Herringbone trim and diamond inlays, this guitar looks as classy as it sounds. It looks like a travel guitar, but is perfect for stage or studio, it's seriously one of the best modern guitars of it’s type you will ever play. It's in excellent condition, and comes in a deluxe hard case.

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1977 Ibanez 2455 L-4 CES - £1299

1977 Ibanez 2355

NEW ARRIVAL In the early 70's, Ibanez set out to make high-precision replicas of Gibson's top-end instruments. These copies were so good that Gibson sued to stop production. Known as 'lawsuit' models, these guitars are now coveted for their quality and faithfulness to the originals. This model, the 2455, is a copy of the classic Gibson L-4 CES. This gorgeous guitar sports a pair of Super 70’s humbuckers, gold hardwear contrasting beautifully with the dark honey coloured finish, really distinctive Abalone inlayed headstock and fingerboard, and multiple binding on the body, neck and headstock. Plugged in it will take you from the smoothest jazz tones and the deepest blues, through to swing, rock ’n’ roll, and everything in between - a truly versatile guitar. The guitar is in excellent, all original condition, and comes in an upgraded flight case.

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2015 Taylor 410CE - £1099

2011 Taylor 410CE

NEW ARRIVAL Taylor have become well known for making the industry standard, stage performance electro acoustic guitar, and this 410CE model is a fine example. The Spruce top and beautifully figured Ovankol back and sides give the guitar a bright, airy feel, and the body size gives great depth and punch. It has the famous expression pickup system, which gives you the versatility of blending between undersaddle pickup and body sensors. The guitar looks stunning, is in excellent condition, with just a few light marks, and plays very easily with a comfortable neck and great action. It comes in it’s original hard case.

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2002 Collings D1AV - £2799

2002 Collings D1AV

SOLD The Collings D1AV is extraordinarily loud. The Adirondack Spruce top favors a strong pick attack and provides the ample headroom and power needed to cut through bluegrass ensembles. The Mahogany back and sides keep your lead lines clear and distinct. Volume aside, this guitar is also incredibly balanced in it’s frequency response. Notes are rich and full all the way up and down the neck. The midrange and high-end sparkle will cut through any studio or on-stage mix with ease. The lows are balanced, defined, well rounded, and never boomy. Collings Vintage Now neck is the perfect compromise for many players that think a modern neck is too flat in profile, yet the typical neck on a 40’s style instrument is too thick. Collings’ exclusive neck profile is uniquely adapted to players looking for vintage width and girth, with contemporary playability. The slightly wider string spacing at both ends of the guitar also makes fingerstyle playing and chordal accompaniment more enjoyable. The guitar is in good but well played condition, with a fair amount of visible playwear on the top. Those 16 years of play have really opened the tone up, and it sounds far more mature than it’s years would suggest. It’s a truly exceptional instrument. The guitar has an underside pickup fitted and comes in a brand new hard case.

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2018 Atkin White Rice - £2799

2018 Atkin White Rice

NEW ARRIVAL This very special Historic Series guitar is a loving recreation of Tony Rice’s infamous D28, a guitar previously owned by Clarence White, hence its name – The White Rice. With its instantly recognisable enlarged soundhole and overhanging fretboard, the original guitar is generally agreed to be one of the best sounding D28’s in existence. This guitar features a torrefied Sitka Spruce top and Indian Rosewood back and sides finished in aged nitrocellulose lacquer. Thanks in part to the oversized soundhole, the White Rice combines incredible power with an openness and resonance that is unique. Accurate to the original, this is the ultimate White/Rice tribute. Interestingly this example is a custom order with Rosewood bridge, and a deep C neck profile rather than a V. Tonally it has a very complex sound, great depth and resonance, plenty of punch and attack, and well balanced with superbly articulated clarity - Quite simply it's a classic. The guitar comes in it’s original tweed hard case.

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2011 Lowden O23 - £2299

2011 Lowden O23

NEW ARRIVAL This is a great example of the original size, bigger bodied Lowden, with the very unusual combination of Cedar top and Walnut back and sides. The first thing to mention is the look of the guitar, the Walnut looks exceptional, one of the most striking finishes I've seen on an acoustic. Tonally It has a warm, full sound, with great resonance and clarity, and the neck has a great feel and very easy playing action. As with all Lowdens it handles alternate tuning particularly well, and is equally happy being fingerpicked or strummed. At 7 years old it has already begun to mature, yet it looks practically unplayed. The guitar has a K and K pickup installed and comes in it’s original Hiscox flight case.

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1994 Santa Cruz VA - £2799

1994 Santa Cruz VA

SOLD In 1991, Richard Hoover collaborated with vintage experts to identify the most desirable qualities of the iconic Martin Pre-War D-18. Doc Watson was one of the key contributors, chosen because of his appreciation of the clarity of Mahogany’s tone and his requirements for playability. He eventually went on to own the prototype which became known as the Vintage Artist - he said “This is the Dreadnought I’ve been looking for all my life.” The Santa Cruz Vintage Artist is THE instrument for those seeking that tone reminiscent of the most respected Pre-War guitars. To achieve the characteristic EQ and tone of the legendary Doc Watson, this instrument features an advanced, scalloped X-bracing for powerful bass, complimented by the clear tone and definition of master grade Mahogany. The guitar is in excellent condition and, with 24 years under it’s belt, has the maturity to produce the tone required to produce those wonderful deep, warm, smooth sounds. The guitar comes in it's original hard case.

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1993 Lowden O10 - £1849

1993 Lowden O10

NEW ARRIVAL This is a great example of the original size, bigger bodied Lowden, with the classic combination of Cedar top and Mahogany back and sides. The first thing to mention is the look of the guitar - it has one of the darkest Cedar tops I’ve seen, suggesting a real maturity to it’s sound that you’d look for in a 26 year old guitar. Tonally It has a warm, full sound, with great resonance and clarity, and the neck has a great feel and very comfortable playing action. The guitar is in well played condition, with quite a lot of visible playwear on the top, which has just added to the maturity of tone, making it a very difficult guitar to put down. There is a small crack repair just below the neck valute, but as this is probably the strongest part of the guitar, it’s not an issue. As with all Lowdens it handles alternate tuning particularly well, and is equally happy being fingerpicked or strummed. It comes in it's original Lowden embossed Hiscox hard case.

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1964 Guild M20 - £1749

1964 Guild M20

SOLD It's unusual for a guitar to be linked with one particular player, but the Guild M20 will always be considered the Nick Drake guitar. There are other small bodied, all Mahogany guitars out there such as a Martin 00-17 or a Gibson L-0 which are great, and have their own particular characteristics - but if you really want the Nick Drake sound then this is the real thing. Because of this, M20's don't turn up very often, and this one's a beauty. A 00 size guitar, all Mahogany, in great playing condition, with a comfortable neck and low action. The guitar sounds rich and warm, with a beautifully smooth bass and well balanced mids and trebles - it sounds great with delicate fingerstyle, very articulate when picked harder, and a surprisingly big sound when strummed. The guitar is in excellent all original condition with very little visible playwear for a 55 year old guitar. with no cracks or repairs, just one visible blemish above the soundhole. The guitar has a K and K pickup installed and comes in a non original hard case.

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2004 Collings D2H - £2799

2004 Collings D2H

SOLD The Collings D2H is one of the most sought after, high end, hand built dreadnoughts around. This guitar has been expertly crafted, and offers not only a classic deign and all American tone, but boasts meticulous attention to detail creating a beautifully finished guitar. With a Sitka Spruce top and Indian Rosewood back and sides, it produces a full and powerful tone with exceptional low end performance, a balanced well defined mid range, and a full and clear high end. This guitar is everything you would want from this most classic of all time acoustic guitar designs. The soft V profile neck and low action make it a players dream, with a very responsive Ebony fingerboard. The guitar is in well played condition, with quite a few playwear marks, and features a very high end Mimesis Kudos Blend, which features a switchable combination of microphone and active/passive hum-cancelling magnetic pickup. The guitar comes in it’s original deluxe hard case.

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2008 Avalon D300A - £1999

2008 Avalon D300A

Hand crafted in Ireland in the same shop, and by many of the same highly skilled luthiers, that gave birth to Lowden guitars, the Avalon Americana D300A owes as much to Gibson’s heritage as it does to that of Lowden. The slope shoulder dreadnought body design and belly bridge are clearly US inspired, as are the tobacco burst and Grover tuners. The build quality is more boutique Custom Shop, finely quartered Mahogany back and sides and a solid premium grade Sitka Spruce top, Ebony fingerboard and bridge, Sycamore binding, and snowflake inlays. The tonal balance is fantastic - it strums beautifully and fingerpicks with great clarity and single note separation. A seriously high end instrument with fantastic tone and great playability. It also features a top of the range K&K Trinity pickup system with pre amp, and comes in it’s original Hiscox flight case.

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2010 Paul Doyle - £1499

2010 Paul Doyle

This is a rare example of a high end, Irish made acoustic guitar - clearly borrowing from the Maccaferri style Gypsy Jazz guitars with a D shape sound hole and extreme Florentine cutaway. The guitar features a 900 year old Sitka Spruce top, coupled with Indian Rosewood back and sides. The neck is African Mahogany with a Walnut strip, and a Rosewood fingerboard. The binding is Irish Yew and Herringbone, and the soundhole rosette is Abalone. The other noticeable feature of the guitar - and all Paul Doyle instruments - is a headstock finial featuring a white and pink pearl Celtic design. Tonally this guitar is very versatile, when fingerpicked the individual notes chime with great clarity, yet it strums equally well - the Sitka Spruce top adds punch and the Rosewood back and sides give added resonance. It's in good condition, with just signs of light playwear. It has an underside Artec pickup fitted, with controls mounted inside the soundhole, and comes in it’s original hard case.

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2001 K Yairi DY 84 M - £899

2001 K Yairi DY 84 M

When Kazuo Yairi began designing and hand-crafting guitars in the 1960’s, he was not trying to create a “mid-range” alternative to the best American guitars; he was consciously competing with Martin, Gibson, Guild, and the “boutiques” for the higher end guitar market in the U.S. Since his death in 2014 his guitars have started to increase in value, and are becoming future collectables. This DY-84 M model is an example of the quality and sound which he was able to produce using the highest quality materials, the best Japanese craftsmen, and his own modifications of the most effective American designs. The guitar has a Sitka Spruce top, with stunning Curly Maple back and sides, and a Mahogany neck. There’s a bound Rosewood fingerboard with beautiful Abalone snowflake inlays, an Ebony bridge, Abalone rosette, bone nut and saddle, gold tuners and a really striking Ebony headstock with Abalone inlays. A very classy looking guitar. Tonally the Maple particularly resonates around the mid and high frequencies, while the dreadnought body shape generates a great bass end. So the guitar is balanced, very dynamic and works well with both strumming and fingerstyle. It’s in excellent condition, with only minor signs of playwear, and comes in a non original hard case.

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1974 Dan Armstrong London Model 341 - £1749

1974 Dan Armstrong London model 341

This Dan Armstrong London Guitar is a very rare thing indeed - only 333 guitars and basses were made. Probably better known for his Ampeg Plexi guitar which was famously played by the Rolling Stones in 1969, Dan used a very similar body shape for this wood bodied guitar. It features a Honduran Mahogany body, which is reminiscent of a ’50s Les Paul Jr.—Dan’s favorite guitar. The neck is also Honduran Mahogany, while the fretboard is Rosewood. The solid, fat Mahogany body gives the guitar a thick, raw sound much like a ’57 Les Paul Jr. The cast-aluminium wraparound bridge looks like a ’50s-style tailpiece, but is fully adjustable and is connected to an aluminium ramp running from the bridge to where the fretboard meets the body. The ramp houses a Kent Armstrong humbucker, which can be moved all the way from the bridge to the neck and anywhere in between. The guitars were wired so that when the tone control was all the way up, it would short-circuit half of the pickup, making it essentially a single-coil and brightening the sound beyond the 10-setting on the tone control. The low-impedance pickup uses a transformer housed in the guitar’s control cavity to adapt the signal to high impedance for use with an amp. To keep the pickup lean and mean, the Armstrongs created thin pickups by using 38-gauge wire. Altogether this is a very quirky guitar, in excellent condition with great playability and fantastic tone. It comes in a non original hard case.

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1920's Larson Brothers 0-28 - £2799

1920's Larson Brothers 0-28

SOLD Larson Brothers guitars are amongst the rarest, most highly sought after acoustic guitars, and regarded as some of the best ever made. From 1900 - 1944 they manufactured instruments under a wide variety of names, such as Euphonon, Prarie State, Maurer, Stahl, Dyer and Stetson. They also produced quite a large number of guitars with no manufacturer's imprint - which can make them tricky to authenticate, but there are several signs to look for when trying to identify them, apart from the fact that they sound exceptionally good, and the build quality is superb. Externally, the variety of fingerboard inlays, the unusual 10th fret inlay, detailed binding, and a thicker than usual ebony fingerboard are indications. The internal structure is also a clue, the hand made feel and high quality is always apparent.
This example is an 0 size guitar made with an extremely high quality, very tightly grained, Sitka Spruce top, and beautiful Brazilian Rosewood back and sides. For a small bodied guitar it is surprisingly versatile, very resonant and capable of handling anything from delicate fingerstyle through to vibrant strumming. The tone is rich and bright, and the Brazilian Rosewood back and sides add complexity to the overall sound - the single note clarity is particularly impressive. The guitar is in surprisingly good condition for a guitar of this age, with no cracks, and a very comfortable neck and playing action. It comes in a fitted hard case.

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1956 Supro Belmont - £899

1956 Supro Belmont

Prices of Supro / National / Airline guitars are increasing steadily, possibly made more desirable because of Jack White / White Stripes. This 1956 Supro Belmont is in very good condition. With a peanut body, deep red finish, and gold hardware, the Belmont is as visually striking as it is tonally rich and dynamic. The oversized single coil pickup is powered by a large ceramic magnet, and the tone is quintessential Supro, with power, bark, and glassy shimmer when strummed with a pick. It doesn't get any simpler than a single pickup with Volume and Tone knobs, yet the Belmont makes the most of this basic layout and rolling off the tone knob gives you some very warm jazzy tones that are still defined and focused. There's plenty of twang and grit to be had too, giving an epic blues tone. The guitar is in all original condition, with excellent playability, just a couple of areas on the body edge where the plastic / vinyl finish is starting to lift. The guitar comes in what appears to be it’s original hard case.

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1946 Vega D-100F - £999

1946 Vega D-100F

Vega were at the forefront of mandolin builders in the 1920’s and 1930’s, and amongst the earliest builders to experiment with electrification, employing some cutting edge features. This example features Vega’s trademark two-point shape, a great looking single coil pickup, and Bakelite tone and volume knobs, all of which add up to a very cool, classy looking instrument. Unplugged it sounds bright and resonant, and surprisingly loud despite the weight of the pickup and electronics. Plugged in the tone is full and ringing, and really cuts through. The instrument is in excellent condition, with an easy playing neck, and comes in a non original hard case.

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1977 Guild F112 - £1099

1977 Guild F112

ON HOLD One thing that everyone agrees on is that Guild make superb 12 string acoustics, and this F112 is absolute proof. It has a Spruce top with Mahogany back and sides, and with the smaller body this adds a richness to the room filling sound. As a 41 year old guitar, in all original condition, it has the kind of playwear you'd expect - light dings and the odd scrape, plus a pro top crack repair. Tonally it's far superior to a newer model, with a comfortable feeling neck and good action. It comes in it’s original hard case.

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2014 Godin Multiac - £1099

2014 Godin Multiac

With Godin’s Multiac Steel Duet Ambiance, the aim is to achieve bold, rich amplified steel-string acoustic guitar tone in a more comfortable, playable, and feedback-resistant package. To achieve this the guitar features a thin chambered body routed from solid Mahogany with a solid Spruce top, a deep single cutaway for easy upperfret access, a bolt-on Mahogany neck, and a Fishman electronics package with slider controls. Traditional ingredients include a standard ebony pin bridge with compensated one-piece Tusq saddle, a herringbone inlay that dresses up the bound body top, and a slotted headstock with open-gear tuners. Found on all Multiac series models, the longer headstock also allows for greater string tension, which, combined with a longer scale, is a good thing for altered and dropped tunings. The entire package looks great in a high-gloss vintage sunburst finish. The guitar is in excellent condition, plays like a dream, and comes in it’s original deluxe padded Gigbag.

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1974 Yamaha SA-60 - £999

1974 Yamaha SA-60

Early 70’s Yamahas have become very collectible guitars - their build quality, tone and feel are fantastic. Made in the famous Nippon Gakki factory, the SA-60 is clearly based on a Gibson ES335, but with a twist. The contoured shape of the horns make the guitar really stand out, the fingerboard inlays are classy, the tone and volume knobs are beautifully retro, the bridge saddles are quirky, and the embossed leather inset in the tailpiece is just cool. The tone is where this really shines... it's thick, warm, responsive, resonant, expressive... just fantastic. Playability is very good with a comfortable feeling neck and easy action. The guitar is in excellent condition, very clean but with some great looking lacquer checking. It comes in a brand new fitted hard case.

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1990 Fylde Orsino - £1699

1990 Fylde Orsino

SOLD This is a rare example of a really high end, British made acoustic guitar. The Fylde Orsino is a dreadnought size, with select Western Red Cedar top and Honduras Mahogany back and sides. Tonally this guitar is very versatile, when fingerpicked the individual notes chime with great clarity, yet it strums equally well - the Cedar top adds warmth and the Mahogany gives depth. It's in very good condition, with just the kind of playwear you’d expect from a 28 year old guitar. It has an underside pickup fitted, and comes in a non original case.

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2015 Marvit Blues Ltd Edition - £1199

2015 Marvit Blues Limited Edition

Marvit are a little known guitar company, based in Italy, producing high end electric guitars. This particular example is a custom built Blues Limited Edition acoustic, hand made, using some very fineial indeed. The top is 8 year old AAA Sitka Spruce, with beautifully figured Syphian Mahogany back and sides. The Maple binding and Ebony fingerboard and tuners are an indication of the build quality, it even features an LR Baggs Ibeam system. The guitar is ideal for fingerstyle, with great single note separation and clarity, plus good sustain to handle strumming very well. The bass is warm, the mids full, and the trebles sweet - a very evenly balanced tone. The neck feels comfortable with easy playing action. It comes in it's original hard case.

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1920 George Washburn Parlour - £1299

1920 Washburn Parlour

SOLD Not to be confused with modern Washburn guitars, the early 1900's models have become very desirable. The history may be a little confusing - but these early George Washburn guitars were made before the company was sold to Tonk Bros, and made by Regal. I’ve had a few of these early parlour guitars, but never one in all Mahogany, and tonally it’s quite different - much smoother and warmer than those with Spruce tops. The top and sides are in very good, crack free condition, although the back has had several repairs, and there is a neck repair. Having said that, the guitar feels strong, plays well and sounds really distinctive. It even comes in it’s original case.

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2018 Ex Demo Avalon A1 10 Custom - £1999

2018 Avalon A1 10 Custom

With the A1 10 Avalon have produced an exceptional example of a Cedar / Mahogany mini jumbo guitar. It’s a very versatile instrument, quite orchestral at times, this guitar can take you through all playing styles, subtle enough to play delicate fingerstyle, and rich enough to create a room filling sound. The single note clarity is exceptional, with bags of sustain, it really is a joy to play. Perfect for songwriting, studio use or out on stage. The custom sunburst finish is an added touch of class, making the guitar really distinctive looking. It comes in a Hiscox hard case.

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1987 Guild D50 - £1199

1987 Guild D50

SOLD The D50 is probably Guild's best known dreadnought model, the classic Spruce / Rosewood combination, making it one of the most popular flatpicking / bluegrass acoustics around. This example is particularly desirable, as sunburst finishes are quite hard to find. The guitar has a fair amount of playwear, and has benefited from this with a more mature tone than you'd expect from a 30 year old guitar. It sounds resonant and punchy, with a full tone and great clarity and definition - very responsive, with a very comfortable playing action. It's a great looking guitar, the sunburst top is really striking, and the Rosewood back and sides are beautifully figured. The guitar is in all original condition, with a very comfortable feeling playing action. It comes in it's original hard case.

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2001 Taylor 510 - £949

2001 Taylor 510

The 5 series is the first of Taylor's high end models - the beautiful rosette is an indication of this, understated but classy - and this guitar is a fine example. The Spruce top and Mahogany back and sides give the guitar a bright, airy feel, and the dreadnought body size gives great bass response and drive. As with most Taylors, the neck is very comfortable with a great playing action. As a 16 year old guitar the tone has matured, adding a complexity to the sound - some very subtle overtones. The guitar is in great condition, with a very tight and well disguised neck repair. It comes in a luxury hard case.

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1976 Mossman Great Plains - £1499

1976 Mossman Great Plains

SOLD Stuart Mossman is considered by many to be the world’s first boutique guitar builder. During a relatively short period that began in the late 1960s and ended in 1984, he and a group of devoted artisans built high-quality acoustic guitars in Winfield, Kansas. Although exact numbers are hard to come by, it’s probably safe to say that the small Mossman shop produced only about 6,000 instruments during that time, which helps to explain why they are relatively rare and highly desirable in the used market. Similar to a Martin D-35, this Great Plains combines a beautiful three-piece Indian Rosewood back with a Sitka Spruce top. What this 3 piece back does for the sound is add more bass, as the 3 piece back is stronger that the traditional 2 piece back, allowing the top bracing to be lighter and therefore resonate more. It has a bright, punchy sound with plenty of attack, and a tight controlled bass, and with 41 years of play it has matured really well. It's in very good condition for it's age, the top having turned a beautiful honey colour, and the three piece back has beautifully contrasting Rosewood grain. It's in all original condition, with no cracks or repairs, just lots of great looking lacquer checking. It has a nicely bound ebony fingerboard which feels very comfortable, and has a great playing action. The guitar has a K and K Pure pickup installed, and comes in it’s original hard case.

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