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D'Angelico NYL-2, #045 Gibson ES Artist, #049 D'Angelico NYL-2 Custom, #051Hofner Jazica, #055 Benedetto Fratello, #059 Hofner T6S, #060 Guild Manhattan X 175,

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 jazz guitars for sale

  Guitars 4 Sale.   Prices Reduced until Jan 7th.

From my personal collection of classic, rare & vintage jazz archtops.

  Guild X-700 LS.   CUSTOM SHOP JOHNNY SMITH.   Single Pickup.
  guild x-700 for sale   #107  Guild X-700 LS.  1999.    ONE-OFF.

This superb Guild was entirely hand made by the highly skilled craftsmen at Guild's Custom Shop.  Using only the best woods,  it combines a Benedetto Scale neck with Guild's version of the classic Johnny Smith electrics.   Quite exceptional!

Over the years, Guild have made a series of Long Neck models, each bearing the suffix LS.   This is the only LS I am aware of with a Benedetto scale neck.   It sounds really good and it is designed to suppress some of the 2nd string dominance that occurs with the standard 25.5" scale.

It also departs from Guilds normal practice by having a bound pickguard (also like a Benedetto)!.

In one careful ownership since new, it is outstanding with just a few signs of age.   You just have to play it!

Price    4350  reduced to 3950   Unique.

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  Guild Benedetto Johnny Smith.
  guild benedetto Johnny Smith Award for sale  

#086  Johnny Smith Award.   2004.    MINT.  

The Benedetto Johnny Smith Award is a truly great guitar!  Stunning to look at,  inspiring to play.  I really love this guitar!  

it is full voiced with ringing harmonics and capable of delivering whatever a guitarist calls for.   Utterly amazing feel and tone.   Enormous acoustic power and a superb electric voice.

This guitar has only been played for a few hours, with no visible sign of playing and zero wear.   It is Mint.

Signed by Bob Benedetto with its original case and CoA.

It feels right and it sounds superb!

Price    6850  reduced to 6250    Truly Outstanding

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  Guild X-500S Special.   Single Pickup.
  guild x-500 for sale  

#096  Guild X-500S.  1975.    1 of only 2 made.    

A real jazz guitar from the great age of be-bop.   Owned and played mostly by Jazz professionals throughout its life,  this is an exceptional archtop in outstanding condition and so easy to play!

Only two single pickup X-500s were made, both in 1975.  This is the only remaining, original example.   No others single pickup models were made until the X-700.

It has a stunning, rich golden finish with a rich, golden tone to match.   All original and virtually no play wear!   

This is a unique and very important guitar.   It lived in the Studios and Bars of New York throughout the late 70's and early 80's yet there is hardly a mark on it.   There will never be another one like this.

Price    4250  reduced to 3950   Special

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  Triggs Byrdland Custom Single Pickup.
  Byrdland for sale  

#100  Byrdland single p/u.    2008.    SUPERB.  

This is the only known single pickup Byrdland.  A jazz players dream guitar!

Had I started with a clean page, thinking about my ideal guitar,  I would have created exactly this instrument.  

Jim Triggs is widely recognised as having made the very best of Gibson's Byrdlands and it is only natural that he should have been commissioned to make this Custom model in 2008.    Superb in every sense.  Amazing tone.

Immaculate, original and like new*  it is quite sublime.

Price    6250  SOLD    Sublime    

  D'Angelico.  VESTAX.  NYS-2.
  d'angelico nys-2 for sale   #034  NYS-2     2005.     A REAL PLAYERS GUITAR.

This has been my favourite guitar for a long while. 

The NYS-2 is the small body New Yorker at 15.5" wide, 2.75"deep with a 24.75" scale.   

John D'Angelico first made a small-bodied archtop in 1951.   Now, when many top jazz guitarists are playing small body archtops,  its clear that the NYS-2 was way ahead of its time.

I personally prefer this size  -  it is comfortable, lightweight and easy to play, retaining all the tone, depth and character of the full sized models when amplified.

This 2005 guitar has a superb jazzy feel as befits an archtop of quality.   Mellowing nicely.

Price    3750  reduced to 3450    So Jazzy    

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  D'Angelico NYSS-3b  FLAME MAPLE.    Sunburst.
  d'angelico nyss-3 for sale  

#101  NYSS-3b FM.  2013.    2 Hrs Play.   SUPERB.  

The Flame Maple NYSS-3b not only looks stunning,  it brings a brightness of tone laid over the superb mellowness of the Spruce version  -  it somehow combines both.   A jazz players dream guitar!

The flame on this one is the best I have seen and the Vintage Sunburst is so rich.   I have owned it since new and kept it as a museum piece.    It has been played only to keep it in tune.  

Price    3650  reduced to 3250    Sublime    

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  D'Angelico NYSS-3b  LIMITED EDITION.    Bubinga.  
  d'angelico nyss-3 for sale   #102  NYSS-3b LTD.  2013.   2 Hrs Play.   MINT.

This 2013 Bubinga finish is very rare.  Only six were made,  with different colour sides and necks.   There are only two with this finish. 

The neck is finished in a rich, vintage Natural with the Top and Back finished in natural Bubinga and the Flame Maple sides matching the body colour.   The whole guitar looks stunning.   I have owned it since new and kept it as a museum piece.    It has been played only to keep it in tune.  

Price   3950  reduced to 3450   Stunning and MINT.

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  D'Angelico NYSS-3b  LIMITED EDITION.   Birdseye Maple. 
  d'angelico nyss-3 for sale   #104  NYSS-3b LTD.  2014.   2 HrsPlay.   STUNNING.

This 2014 Birdseye Maple NYSS-3b is exquisite.   Only two have been made with this finish. 

The neck and sides are finished in a rich, vintage Natural and the whole guitar looks stunning.   I have owned it since new and kept it as a museum piece.    It has been played only to keep it in tune.  

Exquisite looks  -  it really takes your breath away!.

Price   3950  reduced to 3450  Stunning and MINT. 

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  Gibson ES Artist Custom.
  gibson es artist for sale  

#043  Gibson ES JAZZMASTER.   1980.    UNIQUE. 

"Quite amazing!   Jazz, Blues, Fusion, Everything  ....  and so easily.    Magical.

This is a one-off, Customer Special, built by Dan Torres of California on a Gibson ES Artist for a West Coast bluesman, who wanted ES 335 sound and performance with all the pickup splitting options of a PRS.  The Torres electrics are mighty!    Great neck  -  amazing tones..

This is my perfect blues guitar - but its pretty jazzy too. 

Price    2950  reduced to 2650   

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 vintage guitar catalogues for sale

Five MINT collectors condition Hofner and Selmer catalogues.

I also have a collection of Vintage and very old catalogues on CD.

Please ask.

  hofner parts for sale
  My latest (and final) Custom Hofner project is coming on nicely and should be finished early next year.    Then I shall hang up my apron and give the workshop a thorough Spring Clean.    So now seems like a good time to go through all my surplus spare parts and offer them to Hofner lovers and restorers wherever you are.


HOFNER PARTS    For details, pics and prices:

  hofner parts for sale


This is NOT a headstock Fascia.

It is THE original Workshop MASTER,  from the Bubenreuth factory,  kept by me as a memento of a factory visit a long while ago!

This is simply a nice, original and genuine item of memorabilia to hang in your workshop!

The Inlay is set into a hard resin based fibre board.

The pic below shows the word MASTER written in Chalk.

It was used as a pattern and a guide in the days when headboards were inlaid by hand.




hofner parts for sale






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