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Occasionally we DO sell a guitar and are happy to see them go to a good home! Parting is never easy but as you can see below we still have our photographic memories of some of the wonderful instruments that have passed through our hands. Remember we never actually own them we are just looking after them for the next generation!

1969 Vox Tornado Flame Orange exc all original £500

A nice 1960’s Vox Tornado Guitar with single pickup and a fetching flame orange finish over a slight flamed maple.  A cool vintage Vox guitar that is both playable and has both mojo and coolsville appeal.  A 1960’s Vox vintage guitar for £500? Only at Modern Guitars! Can be sold with the Vox AC30 of […]

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2000 Fender Stratocaster in Rare Sage Green Metallic Mint £875

This is a superb Fender Stratocaster in a now rare and discontinued sage green colour.  Produced in 2000 and all original, this is an unmarked 15 year old guitar inn near mint condition. A nice playable example in near mint condition. Supplied with replacement tweed case. Contact Dave on 07895355482 for more information.

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1989 Fender Strat Plus Surf Green rare colour exc £1200

This is an all original 1989 Fender Stratocaster “Strat” Plus in a Surf Green finish with gold lace sensor pickups. It is in all original condition with its original case. It has the locking Sperzel Tuners in brushed gun metal and a Hipshot term setter. These Strat Plus guitars seem to climb in value every-time […]

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1972 Burns Flyte Natural All Original £950

This is a superb all original piece of 1970’s guitar design from the Burns Factory.  An amazing double flying V shape with styling based on the Concorde aircraft of the time.  Marc Bolan of T Rex fame played one as did various other 1970’s guitarists such as Dave Hill of Slade and Captain Sensible of […]

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2000 Gibson SG Standard Heritage Cherry with case exc £800

This is a very nice all original Gibson SG Standard from 2000 with an original Gibson Brown leather case. You know the ones with the Gold logo and bright pink lining! It is in excellent condition and has recently been set up and had the frets polished. This SG has superb tone as you would […]

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1968/9 VOX AC 30 TB VSEL era Fully Serviced £1350

This is a marvellous VOX AC 30 model from the early part of the VSEL era so would represent the last of the hand wired AC30 Top Boost Models built in the same way using the same materials as the Dick Denny era. After this the AC30’s were produced in a number of locations with […]

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1980’s Tokai Gold Star Sound TST60 ‘Oldies but Goldies’ £650

This is a 1980’s Tokai Gold Star Sound TST60 in Fiesta Red/Salmon Pink.  One of the Oldies but Goldie range and a very nice “Strat” type guitar that is all original with the look-a-like neck plate, “final prospect” bridge saddles and “single line” tuners. Many of these guitars had Fender decals put on the headstocks […]

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2005 Gibson Les Paul Junior White with Lollar P90 £700

This is an all original Gibson Les Paul Junior in white with an added early Lollar P90 pickup. The original Gibson P90 is also in the case. A great playable Gibson guitar with bags of mojo and a great sounding pickup. Contact Dave on 07895355482

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2007 USA Fender Stratocaster American Standard Candy Cola Red Metallic Mint £850

This is a stunning 2007 American Standard Stratocaster in Candy Cola Red Metallic which is a very “tasty” metallic finish. This guitar is near mint condition with no marks and comes with original case. Contact Dave on 07895355482

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Original early 1970’s K Yairi Lawsuit Era Dreadnought Japan £750

This is a superb guitar from the early 1970’s so called “lawsuit era” when Japanese guitars seriously raised their quality.  This is a beautiful handcrafted K Yairi YW-I30 Signed by K Yairi and with the black thumbprint mark on the label to indicate the guitar had passed the owner’s rigorous quality standard. A truly stunning […]

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Ultra Rare Karnak Osiris II 1985 – £850

This is an ultra rare guitar manufactured in Scotland by James Cannell and Maurice Bellando.  Its a Karnak Osiris II from the mid 1980’s. Made of solid Mahogany it’s a distinctively shaped guitar with a very 1980’s rock guitar styling. This guitar is featured on page 100 of the ‘The Ultimate Guitar Book’ but wrongly […]

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1965 Gibson EBO All Original £1600

A really nice all original 1965 Gibson EBO Short Scale all original with no damage or repairs other than that stunning patina on the body and neck. A well played in vintage Gibson Bass in very good condition for its age. Tel: Dave 07895355482

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1966 Fender Stratocaster Ocean Turqoise

A lovely refinished restoration piece by Clive Brown. NOW SOLD

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Fender 2001 Telecaster

This is a 2001 U.S.A Fender Telecaster manufactured at Fender’s Corona Plant. It has a maple fretboard, cream pickguard and this contrasts nicely with the Ocean Turquoise body. It is all original and has been cased for around the last 6 years. There are some very light scratch marks on the back of the body and around the socket consistent with it having been played at home.

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1972 Left Handed Rickenbacker 4001 Fireglo

1972 Rickenbacker 4001 Bass Left Handed in Fireglo with split pickup and ‘crushed ice’ fretboard markers.

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1980’s Kramer Ripley Stereo Rebuild Black with Kramer Gigbag

1980’s Kramer Ripley Stereo Guitar in Black completely rebuilt under advice from Steve Ripley. This guitar has an original Floyd Rose, the correct Bartolini pickup and all correct internal wiring and circuitry. Comes with original 1980’s Kramer gigbag.

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1984 Ibanez Tube Screamer with Box

A very good condition Ibanez Tube Screamer from 1984 all original and with that original Tube Screamer tone that is unmistakeable.

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AMT Distation Distortion Pedal

Rare Russian Built Distortion Pedal by Asia Music Technology models most of the great distorted amp tones. A unique and amazing effects pedal

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WEM Westminster Mark IX 10 watt valve amp

A cracking 10 watt valve amp and very punk rock! Great sounding very mid 1970’s unfussy 10 watt valve combo by WEM in very good condition.

PRICE: £150

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Marshall Studio 15

A Marshall Studio 15 15w valve head and 1 x 12 cab pre owned by Martin Barre of Jethro Tull and used on the ‘Crest of a Knave’ and ‘Rock Island’ albums and tours. It is marked up with Martin’s then home address and is No. 4 of 6 in his rig. This is the recording amp as it was taken out of its combo casing and flight-cased to facilitate ease of DI recording at Ian Anderson’s home. A historic amp that sounds like a small Marshall Jubilee.

PRICE – £950

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1988 USA Rickenbacker 230 Hamburg Mapleglow – £750

This is a superb and increasingly rare Rickenbacker 230 Hamburg in Mapleglow. It is hard to believe that this is the ‘budget’ model against the El Dorado range because the build quality and sound is fantastic! The Mapleglow finish has taken the effects of years on the road well with some marking and ‘buckle rash’ but the finish has absorbed it well.

The bound and lacquered rosewood fretboard shows hardly any wear at all.

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1976 Gibson Thunderbird “Bicentennial” – £2450

This is a natural finish 1976 Gibson Thunderbird from the Bicentennial Series with the eagle on the pick-guard. In excellent all original condition throughout with only very light marking on the headstock. This is in superb condition with no breaks especially to the neck headstock joint which these basses are very prone to! A fantastic bass guitar throughout and a lovely instrument for the player or collector. Comes with a pink velvet lined original shaped Gibson case.

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1972 Fender Jazzmaster, Sunburst, Rosewood Board – All Original – £2250

This is a 1972 Fender Jazzmaster that has been gigged constantly since new by the same owner. It was bought in 1973 in Manny’s New York store and has been owned by the same guitarist until 2006 when we bought it from him. Suffice to say it is all original and has seen plenty of gigs all around Europe and beyond.

Fender call this kind of thing ‘relic’ we call it a beautiful well played…

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1977 Musicmaster Bass Black with Rosewood Fretboard – £450

A very nice well prented Musicmaster Bass from 1977 in Black. I have seen these listed on Ebay for as much as £800, but meanwhile back in the real world… This is a great little short scale bass very punky and suitable for post punk or ‘indie’ style of playing. It has a great ‘pop’ and ‘twang’ to its very distinctive tone.
There is some wear on the back of the neck and a couple of paint chips in the body,after all it is 30+ years old…

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1990 Fender Corona “Black Strat” – £750

This is an all original 1990 U.S.A. Standard Fender Stratocaster that very much has the look of the famous Dave Gilmour Black Strat currently being reproduced by the Fender Custom Shop. We bought this in a while ago assured by the vendor that nothing had been changed on the guitar from when he bought it new, so lets put it down to a “happy coincidence” in the Fender Corona plant parts shop. What you get is a very playable N serial number U.S.A…

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1966 Fender Stratocaster Ocean Turquoise refin restoration piece – £CALL

This is a superb 1966 Fender Stratocaster in Lake Placid Blue that has aged beautifully since a refinish by Strat restoration maestro Clive Brown. It is all original apart from an original 1966 pickguard and switch-tip bought from a reputable parts store in the USA. Originally painted gloss black by previous owner Mr Dulux it has been sympathetically restored to its a former glory as a ’66 Custom Colour Stratocaster…

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