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June 26, 2015

Hi Everyone,

 

There isn't a guitar of the week this week - but we have something else for you to feast your eyes on

 

In lieu of David's birthday on June 27th, we have a little Birthday video...

 

Hope you enjoy it

 

BUT BEWARE...not for the underage, faint hearted or for anyone with a heart murmur !!!  ha ha

 

http://www.jibjab.com/view/o-ScQHbFSUCcJcPJsOTlZQ

May 7, 2015

Hi everyone  -  For our guitar of the week I have chosen a one-owner (complete with the original receipt dated September 1960) D'Angelico "Double Electric" - this guitar is rather like a Gibson L-5 but has a thinner 2 3/4 inch deep body rather like an L-5 CT – the George Gobel model.

May 1, 2015

Hi everyone – today's 'Guitar of the Week' is a really interesting one… it is a 'Gold Sparkle' 1967 Gretsch 6120 with a star provenance
Read on – watch the new video and have a great weekend – David B


http://www.frettedamericana.com/product/1967-gretsch-6120-chet-atkins-nashville-hollow-body-0

A Gold-Sparkle 1967 Gretsch 6120
Ex Dan Murphy (Soul Asylum) and Jeff Tweedy (Wilko)

March 20, 2015

This week, David's Pick of the Week is a 1956 Gibson ES-140D...

 

And this is why:

 

"Today's Guitar of the Week is more than a rarity – in fact it is the only one that I have ever seen or heard of…

It is a (deep bodied) 1956 Gibson ES-140 - but this is no ordinary ES-140 - this example has two P–90 pickups – and is 100% factory original.

We have fully documented and photographed this lovely little guitar and it will be featured in future books on Gibson guitars.
 

April 3, 2015

When we think of electric guitars with three pickups we immediately come up with the Fender Stratocaster which made its debut in 1954

But when and what was the first electric guitar with three pickups?

We all think of the Gibson ES-5 introduced in 1950 (which from 1955 was also known as the Switchmaster) as being the first electric guitar with three pickups –

but this is not strictly true...

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