Awesome Sunburst from 1971!
Awesome Sunburst from 1971!
This Stunning Example from 1971.
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Kay Swingmaster Model K673 with 3 toaster/tissue-box pickups, multi pickup selector switch, in two tone sunburst and a classic rounded cutaway semi hollow body with a f-hole in a non-original hardshell case. The lightly flamed maple body displays very nice finish checking. Block inlays on a rosewood neck, with a black and white checkered/stitched binding. Pickup selector switch and volume/tone configurations for each pickup. Overall, it’s in excellent condition for the years it has been around, it is a very nice example of this model and certainly a rare find for those that know the quality of these instruments.
Harmony H22 is a 1967 model Sunburst Hollow Body Bass with the extra pickup switch for tone switching. This model was made by Harmony once one of the biggest instrument makers from 1892 until 1976 making guitars and basses under their own brand and for other retailers. This bass is in unbelievable condition, we are still reeling from seeing this come out of the case, and why we haven’t enjoyed this beauty that we have had stashed away for 7 years, now it can be yours, take a step back into time… we cannot be sure if this is the original case, but it appears to be.
Silvertone Thin Twin Jimmy Reed by Kay in a Sunburst finish and some real true to era craftsmanship on the pick guard and headstock design. These guitars were made by Kay for Silvertone from 1955 until 1957 for the working man’s pocket book. It comes with a nice replacement tweed guitar case that protects it from all the harm that could come to instrument of this age.
We have information that this guitar was restored by Burning Rivers Guitars in 2004, just before we acquired it. We were not aware of this until Robert Lamb, the former owner informed us of this fact. It is a great guitar and a very nice job of restoration.
Gibson Custom Shop ES 339 semi hollow body guitar. This one owner guitar was purchased new at Guitar Center in Memphis, Tennessee, about three years ago. It has been kept in the owner’s smoke free home and gigged less than 10 times, all in smoke free environments. The pictures tell the tale. This guitar has been meticulously cared for by the owner there may be signs of play wear, but no chips, gouges or gig scars, this though a GREAT USED GUITAR– an ES 335 design in a Les Paul size. Weighs less than 8 pounds, so it’s easy on the back and neck when gigged. Wonderful Gibson sound that can’t be duplicated. However, it has the 30/60 neck and vintage sunburst finish. Comes with the certificate of authenticity and all the case candy including the factory guitar chord that came with it. Along with a very, very nice hardshell Gibson Case
This Ovation Preacher Model 1281 Guitar, it appears a 1977 model. These guitars were made from 1975 until 1982 It is a solid body Mahogany body with a Double Cutaway and 2 pickups. It is in very good condition and a very nice example of this model and certainly a rare find for those that know the quality of these instruments. This guitar has been under protected collective storage for the last 10 years. It does have the original Ovation formed case.
National Bel-Aire Model 1198 made in 1959 this a Jazz Model with a slightly thicker body in a beautiful natural finish with a classic headstock design and the National logo. These single pointed cutaway models appeared from 1953 until 1961 mainly in Sunburst, so this Natural Finish is a probably considered few and far between in this condition. National had Gibson make these bodies for them and they attached their necks to what we know now as the ES-175 by Gibson, so you can understand why this body is so fine and luxurious to the point that if you did not know this fact, you would be scratching your head with amazement as to why National could make such a fine guitar. This 3 pickup bound body, has a Master Tone knob control. It has the original “Stone” Case and is a fine case for the day this beautiful guitar made it into the market place.