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Gibson 1934

Original Jumbo

c.2013, sunburst, Adirondack red spruce over mahogany, rosewood fbd/bridge,  Waverly tuners, firestripe pgd, pearl phd logo, re-issue of Gibson’s first jumbo and built to original specs as: c-Instruments/Round-Shoulder/Gibson-Acoustic/1934-Original-Jumbo.aspx

Only 100 made and this one is near mint (recommended retail was US$ 6000), power and tone quality of the highest order across the range, re-issue red line HC, EC



Guild D4NT

(USA), c.1992, dreadnought, nat.spruce top, solid mahogany neck/sides, laminated arched mahogany back, rosewood fbd & bridge, Grover Rotomatic tuners, some playwear but no cracks or repairs, strong tone and great value all round player, VGC, HC



Guild GAD-50NAT

(China), recent, dreadnought, solid spruce over Indian rosewood, rosewood fbd/bdg, fancy pearl inlays and phd logo, coloured wood binding, Grover Rotomatic tuners, scalloped bracing, discontinued model in near unplayed condition, tone and projection to match many a more expensive axe, EC



Martin 00-1

c.1990s, flattop, 14 fret, clear satin finish, solid spruce top, solid mahogany back/neck, laminated mahogany sides, rosewood fbd & bdg, Schaller ‘Martin’ tuners, fitted pick up with end pin jack socket, limited production run model (1996-2000) with simplified bracing and neck joint, easy player for fingerstyle or plectrum, plenty of tone and projection for such a small body, EC, HC



McCool 00-21

c.2007, Martin style 12 fret/slothead, cedar top, Australian walnut b/s, mahogany neck, rosewood pyramid bridge & fbd, scalloped braces, a rare and superb playing guitar from renowned UK violin maker, EC, HC



Takamine EF407

New old stock (unplayed), 12 fret slothead in the style of Martin 00-18K, all koa body, mahogany neck, rosewood bdg/fbd with fancy inlays, gold pltd fittings, built in pick-up and graphic equaliser, strong balanced sound and easy player, new list price: £969.00, OHC



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b/s = back and sides : btn = button : inl = inlaid

fbd = fingerboard : pgd = pickguard : phd = peghead : pce = piece

tpce = tailpiece : t’shell = tortoiseshell

mop = mother of pearl : aba = abalone : adj = adjustable

HC = newer hard case : OHC = original hard case

OSC = original soft or semi-hard case : GB = gig bag


Mint/as new = all original unplayed condition

EC (Excellent Condition) = all original, no repairs/refinish unless noted, some playwear

VGC  (Very Good Condition) = basically all original, may have minor repairs/refinish but no other issues unless noted, moderate playwear

GC (Good Condition) = generally sound, possibly some repairs/refinish, may need work as noted, moderate to heavy playwear

PC (Poor Condition) =  Issues and work required as noted

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