Burns Bison 1965 White SN.14325

March 8, 2020

I’d only seen a handful of Burns guitars when I bought this one in Perth in the mid 80s. I’d seen lots of photos and had read the Burns book written by Paul Day. It […]

Fender Stratocaster 1964 Candy Apple Red

July 6, 2019

1964 Fender Stratocaster – Candy Apple Red (Serial Number L20641) Back in the late 70s / early 80s I was becoming aware of vintage guitars and their sound. This was the time when second hand […]

Danelectro U2 1957 Jade Green

June 27, 2019

I had been looking for something other than either a Fender or Gibson guitar to use mainly for recording. I was looking for a guitar with different sound. I’ve always loved the sound of those 50s lipstick pickups and these pickups don’t disappoint. When this guitar came up I just couldn’t refuse it. […]

Fender Bassman Amp 1958

July 9, 2018

Fender Bassman Amp 1958 serial number BM00932 Original Tweed 4×10 Fender Bassman amplifiers from the late 1950s are among the holy grail of all guitar amps, even though they were originally designed as a bass amp […]

70s MXR Phase 90

November 24, 2017

MXR Phase 90 original 70s model serial number 118271 Some time in the mid 70s I went to a Perth music store that I used to frequent and they had these new guitar pedals, MXR. There […]

Fender Stratocaster 1972 Sunburst

November 1, 2016

1972 Fender Stratocaster, Sunburst (SN 372123) I got my first electric guitar around the age of 13, it was a Teisco “Top 10” in red. My father swapped a nice mantlepiece style radio for it. I […]

Fender Telecaster 1956 Blonde

September 27, 2016

(Serial Number 22600) Telecasters from the fifties are the Holy Grails of Telecasters – especially black guards – more on that in a minute. I’d been looking for a maple board fifties Fender Telecaster for some […]

Fender Jazz Bass 1965 Candy Apple Red

June 1, 2016

Fender Jazz Bass 1965 (candy apple red) serial number 118999 Fender Jazz basses from the 60’s are hard to come by here in Australia and I had been looking for one for sometime when I […]

Gibson Chet Atkins CE Nylon String 1982 Natural

May 8, 2016

Gibson Chet Atkins CE Guitar (Natural Color) Classical Acoustic Electric, made in 1982 s/n 82462555 I bought this guitar in Perth, Western Australia in the 80s, I’m the second owner. I  found this guitar lurking at […]

Danelectro UB2 Baritone 1964 Black

March 1, 2016

Danelectro UB2 Baritone 1964 Original Danelectro guitars are uncommon here in Australia and this is the only original Baritone I can remember seeing. It has two great sounding ‘lipstick’ pickups with a clear classic sound. […]

Fender Stratocaster 1979 Antigua

February 1, 2016

1979 Fender Stratocaster, Antigua worn finish (s/n S950670) When I acquired this guitar circa 1990 it had already been modified with the Kahler tremolo and the wood at back of the guitar had been cut […]

Fender Stratocaster 1966 Foam Green

January 1, 2016

1966 Fender Stratocaster Foam Green (s/n 186111) I bought this guitar in Perth, Western Australia in the mid 80s from someone who had just brought it into Australia from the USA. Not sure of the […]

Gibson ES-175D 1962 Sunburst

December 1, 2015

Gibson ES-175D 1962 (S.N. 80158) I’d been quietly looking for one of these guitars for years and was very happy to find this one. It’s a great sounding and playing Gibson ES-175D which was made late 1961/early 1962. […]

Gibson Les Paul Custom 1959 Black

October 1, 2015

Gibson Les Paul Custom 1959 (s/n 9 0103) This is a fantastic sounding guitar with two exceptional sounding PAF pickups. Most later model Les Paul’s, 70s onward, have a somewhat muddy sound to my ear […]

Gibson SG Junior 1967 White

October 1, 2015

1967 White Gibson SG Junior (Serial Number 000000) Around the start of the 2000s I walked into a ‘famous’ Sydney guitar shop and all the guys were crowded around this guitar, it had just come […]

Fender Stratocaster 1965 Sunburst

September 4, 2015

1965 Sunburst Fender Stratocaster (Serial Number L87419) The guitar came from Norms Rare Guitars in Los Angeles. I was in the U.S for a few weeks and didn’t take a guitar with me, so I […]

Gibson Les Paul Junior 1960 Cherry Red

July 1, 2015

1960 Gibson Les Paul Junior Cherry Red (Serial No. 0 7051) I’d always liked the idea of these guitars – simple one pickup Rock ‘N Roll guitars from Gibson’s golden period of guitar making. Living […]

Fender Super Reverb Amp 1966

May 15, 2015

1966 Fender Super Reverb Amp – Blackface (Serial No. 18938) I bought this amp in Perth, Western Australia in the 80s and have had an on / off relationship with it. I’ve had much more […]

Gibson J-160e 1970 Sunburst

April 1, 2015

1970 Gibson J-160e, Sunburst (Serial No. 631022) The J-160e model is famously associated with The Beatles although this is a later model than they used it still sounds similar. When I bought this I was […]

Gibson ES125 3/4 1958 Sunburst

March 1, 2015

1958 Gibson ES125 3/4 (Factory order No. U1423.8) Around 1990 I was hired by a drummer/singer/songwriter to play guitar on some of his songs. These songs were in the early rock and roll / rockabilly […]

Fender Stratocaster 1962 Sunburst

February 1, 2015

Fender Stratocaster 1962 sunburst L series (Serial Number L23755) This is a fabulous sounding Stratocaster, all original and with 3 way pickup selector switch still in place. I played it at an Atlantics gig ‘once’. […]

Burns Marvin Mid 60s White

January 1, 2015

Burns Marvin mid 60s (Serial Number NA) This guitar has an interesting story. It started out as a left handed model. Some time in the 70s in Perth, Western Australia I saw an ad in […]

Gibson Les Paul 1958 Gold Top

December 1, 2014

1958 Gibson Les Paul Gold Top (Serial Number 8 1113) Ok take a deep breath… This is about as good as it gets… This one guitar literally cost me – a 1957 Stratocaster, 1964 Stratocaster, […]

Gibson ES335 1964 Cherry Red

November 1, 2014

1964 Gibson ES335 Red (Serial Number 70664) I’ll start off by saying that this is one of the best sounding guitars ever. A big wrap I know, but it’s true. I’d previously owned several Gibson […]

Fender Bass VI 1961 White

September 1, 2014

1961 Fender Bass VI (Serial Number 70174) Original Sixties Fender Bass VI’s are not very common here in Australia. I found this one in a guitar shop on Coogee Bay Road (not far from where […]

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