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1990 Gibson Flying V 67′ reissue

Where to start with this one…back in 2008 I was in the mood for a new guitar (like most of us, weekly) I had a Les Paul, I had a Strat what could I get that would be “different” After a few days searching online, I stumbled upon this advert…    £850? OK, I called […]

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2005 Gibson Les Paul Classic

I’m a big fan of Les Pauls, but being a typical, peer-led guitarist, I only like flame top variations, goldtops and customs…and juniors…love them too. Anyway; I recently traded a Strat for this, a 2005 Gibson Les Paul Classic 1960 in a cool tobacco sunburst, or desert burst as it is known by Gibson. (Excuse […]

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2004 Gibson Les Paul Standard

Breathtaking flame maple top on this one. The colours and depth in the grain/finish are really exceptional. The maple truly dances in the light, drastically changing the guitar’s appearance depending on the viewing angle.   It came by these ends with a problem high e string, namely a metallic buzz up and down the board. […]

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1985 Fender Stratocaster Made In Japan

Well cared for example of an 80’s Japanese Stratocaster in candy red.   Barely played, with no fret wear and not a bump or scratch in sight. The highly lacquered maple neck is chunky, certainly vintage flavoured. It’s completely as factory apart from the replacement pearloid scratchplate.       It looks, plays and sounds like a well […]

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Ibanez AD9 analogue delay

So, here’s a pink pedal that you may or may not have seen in your time…built into the same enclosure as the beloved TS9 tubescreamer (from what I gather, 9 is the series for all these boxes) This is an analogue delay, which is a slightly misleading name as its not entirely analogue, due it […]

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Schecter Dream Machine Super Strat

A mate asked me to set this up with a lower action, and it was a real pleasure to have it in the house for a week. Very well made instrument, certainly a player’s Strat. The one piece birds eye maple neck had a un-Fender like flat fingerboard radius, brass nut and chunky frets.     […]