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1977 Burns "Jubilee" Flyte with faded UK Union Flag finish

guitarz.blogspot.com: As I have mentioned many times in the past on this blog, I am a big fan of the Burns Flyte guitar, even though the only time I have actually seen one up close and personal was last year when my band was playing a psychedelic festival and Nick Saloman of The Bevis Frond, who were also playing, let me have a look at his. However, I'm not so sure about the patriotic finish on this "Jubile ...

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Prince RIP

guitarz.blogspot.com: What the hell is going on this year? We've lost so many of our beloved creative geniuses from the worlds of music and entertainment. First we lost Motorhead's Lemmy in the very tail end of 2015 (as close enough to 2016 as damn it). Then David Bowie's death in January hit a lot of us really hard, and now Prince - another omni-talented highly creative individual - has also passed away. N ...

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Dave Of England hand-built solidbody – Zemaitis related

guitarz.blogspot.com: Here's a stunning UK hand-built guitar from a luthier I was hitherto unaware of (hey, you can't know them all) and which has strong stylistic and heritage links to the legendary guitars made by the late Tony Zemaitis.It's a Dave Of England guitar, currently being offered for sale on eBay. It'd probably be easiest just to copy the text of the auction rather than reinterpret what the sel ...

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A 1960s German take on the Stratocaster by Klira

guitarz.blogspot.com: This vintage 1960s S-type guitar from Klira in Germany is quite an oddity. It seems familiar yet alien at the same time what with the inclusion of features like Klira's own branded K pickups which visually have a P90-ish vibe to them plus the Jazzmaster-ish tremolo system. The Strat-style body appears to be of high quality with some very nice figuring to the timber beneath the sunburst ...

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Vintage 1960s Mark in Dartford Kent, Vox Clubman Bass for South Paws

guitarz.blogspot.com: A guilty secret of mine is that I do actually quite desire one of these: a original 1960s Vox Clubman Bass, "Made in Dartford, Kent" (England) by Jennings Musical Industries (JMI).Pre-dating the Italian-built Vox guitars of the later 1960s, the short-scale Clubman Bass was part of Vox's range of "student" instruments. The body was made of plywood, and whilst the neck had no adjustable ...

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Aria Pro II ST-1504FL Super Twin guitar/fretless bass doubleneck from 1982

guitarz.blogspot.com:Now this is my kind of doubleneck. From 1982, it's an Aria Pro II ST-1504FL Super Twin with 6-string guitar neck and a fretless bass neck. It's Japanese-made, of course, almost certainly from the now legendary Matsumoku factory - note the trademark through-neck stylings so typical of both the period AND Matsumoku, and in this case it's a double through neck! It ticks all the boxes for m ...

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Tokai Hummingbird 1960s classic from Japan

guitarz.blogspot.com: I know, I know, I know...It's been FAR TOO LONG.  Time to get our arses into gear.  Thanks to Rich who kept the ship afloat for a long while in my absence.I've got lots of things I want to tell you guys about.  New guitars and basses of my own, plus a couple of projects I've been working on.Meanwhile I just want to bask in the gloriousness of this piece of 1960s Japanalia (is that even ...

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Tokai Hummingbird 1960s classic from Japan

guitarz.blogspot.com: I know, I know, I know...It's been FAR TOO LONG.  Time to get our arses into gear.  Thanks to Rich who kept the ship afloat for a long while in my absence.I've got lots of things I want to tell you guys about.  New guitars and basses of my own, plus a couple of projects I've been working on.Meanwhile I just want to bask in the gloriousness of this piece of 1960s Japanalia (is that even ...

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Tokai Hummingbird 1960s classic from Japan

guitarz.blogspot.com: I know, I know, I know...It's been FAR TOO LONG.  Time to get our arses into gear.  Thanks to Rich who kept the ship afloat for a long while in my absence.I've got lots of things I want to tell you guys about.  New guitars and basses of my own, plus a couple of projects I've been working on.Meanwhile I just want to bask in the gloriousness of this piece of 1960s Japanalia (is that even ...

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Epiphone Mo'Baby. A travel sized version of the Gibson Moderne

guitarz.blogspot.com: I've always regarded the Gibson Moderne as an important piece of guitar history and Gibson lore. From it's early days as a Gibson that basically didn't really exist, to the reissues with varying headstock designs, it certainly holds a place in the pantheon of electric guitar. But, I don't really like it. Here we have another reissue under the Epiphone flag that turns the Moderne into a ...

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