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!
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 […]More Info
I personally really like this little Gibson Acoustic. The B15 was Gibson cashing in on the Mid-1960’s folk boom with a “cheap” guitar made with Melody Maker necks. This is in very good condition but has been extensively played by its previous owners. One of the owners I understand was American singer songwriter John Hiatt. […]More Info
Whilst I know we told you on the listing for the 50th Anniversary Strat that Caribbean Mist was a rare colour, but it seems we have two in the same shade now! This is a beautiful USA Stratocaster in a stunning shade of green. Largely unplayed and in mint condition. This comes with original Fender […]More Info
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.More Info
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 […]More Info
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 […]More Info
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 […]More Info
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 […]More Info
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 […]More Info
This is an all original RKS Wave composite guitar designed by RKS in California in the early 2000’s. The RKS Waves were designed to be modular with wood and polymer internal structures. RKS Guitars™, was co-founded by designer Ravi Sawhney and Dave Mason formerly of Traffic. Their unique design allowed owners to buy from a line of […]More Info
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 07895355482More Info
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 07895355482More Info
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 […]More Info
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 […]More Info
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 07895355482More Info
A lovely refinished restoration piece by Clive Brown. NOW SOLDMore Info
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.More Info
1972 Rickenbacker 4001 Bass Left Handed in Fireglo with split pickup and ‘crushed ice’ fretboard markers.More Info
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.More Info
A very good condition Ibanez Tube Screamer from 1984 all original and with that original Tube Screamer tone that is unmistakeable.More Info
Rare Russian Built Distortion Pedal by Asia Music Technology models most of the great distorted amp tones. A unique and amazing effects pedalMore Info
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.
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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.
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This is a very rare all original 1897 Riley and Baker Perfected Patent Zither Banjo in excellent condition. These very rare instruments were manufactured by Riley and Baker of 23/25 Constitution Hill Birmingham.More Info
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.More Info
This is a fantastic 1990 Gibson Les Paul Custom in ebony with ebony fingerboard and gold plated hardware. All original throughout with some light play wear and lots of crazing to the finish especially around the headstock and between the controls. Other than that it is an unmarked all original guitar.More Info
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.More Info
This is a discontinued and now ultra rare Gibson ES5 Reissue in Antique Sunburst. It is a Gibson Custom and Historic Guitar produced by the Gibson Custom Shop. A deep jazz body is combined with 3xP90 pickups and flame top, back, sides and neck. This is a marvellous rare guitar that can only appreciate in value due to both the limited production run and few that arrived in the U.K.More Info
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…More Info
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…
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…More Info
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…More Info