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

   
         
  Guild X-500S Special.   Single Pickup.
   

#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    4350   Special

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  Guild X-700 LS.   CUSTOM SHOP.   Single Pickup.
    #107  Guild X-700 LS.  1999.    ONE-OFF.

This superb Guild was 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!    Massive acoustic voice.

For this Custom Shop Special, Guild chose to use a Benedetto scale neck, the same as used on subsequent X-700 Benedetto models.   This is the only LS I am aware of with a Benedetto scale neck.   It plays really nicely and sounds fantastic.

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    3950    Unique.

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  D'Angelico.  NYS-2FH.   CUSTOM.
   

#099  NYS-2FH     2012.   Made to Order.   1 of 1

Made to my personal spec.  Perfect! 

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

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.

The catalogue NYS has a mini humbucker (and its a very good guitar)  but I wanted the tonal spectrum of a full sized humbucker.  It really brings this guitar alive.     Additionally it is finished in Custom Violinburst, with body mounted controls and a solid, carved Ebony pickguard.   It looks stunning and its tone is amazing.  It is the only one in this spec.

Price    4350     So Jazzy    

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  D'Angelico.  VESTAX.  NYS-2.
    #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    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    3450    Sublime    

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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   3650   Stunning and MINT. 

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HOFNER and SELMER VINTAGE CATALOGUES.

 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.      
   
  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.

 

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  HOFNER MEMORABILIA for your MUSIC ROOM or WORKSHOP.
   
  hofner parts for sale

HOFNER MEMORABILIA.   UNIQUE!

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.

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