This Gretsch Country Gentleman Bass, Model 6070 came to my collection with severe binding deterioration and missing paint from the body and headstock. It has all been professionally restored to it’s present beauty by Michael Gillentine of Main Street Vintage Guitars. (more…)
Baldwin Model 706V with “F” Holes in a Sunburst Finish made by Burns of London for Baldwin in the U.S.A from 1967 until 1970. The bridge pickup on this guitar does not appear to be functioning. If there is a simple fix other than a complete rewind before shipment we will make it. Otherwise, the bridge pickup should not be expected to work. There is a hard-shell case, but not original.
This is an Italian made guitar. These guitar were made from 1967 – 1970. The main parts were made in Italy and assembled at the Baldwin factory in Fayetteville, Arkansas. A Burns neck was added at the US factory with the signature scroll-top headstock. It’s possible other components were made by Burns or Baldwin directly but this appears to be largely Italian made parts including the pick-ups. The pickups are “Bar Type” humbuckers with adjustable screw poles and a Baldwin logo stamped on them. It has an adjustable roller bridget, Bigsby-like vibrato with string rollers. The Baldwin 700 series guitars were a budget oriented line that included this 706V, a 706 with a trapeze tailpiece and die-cut “B” (no whammy), a 12 string called 712 (and 712T with a thinner neck), and a 704 bass. The guitars came in Cherry Red and Sunburst colors.
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.
This Goya Rangemaster is a striking example of the modern 60’s with these push button controls. These semi-hollow body guitars were produced from 1967-1969 (I have not dissected this guitar for pot codes as important as I used to think they were for dating instruments) by EKO for Goya primarily in sunburst with a Double Cutaway, there are 2 offset double coil pickups and of course those, cool button controls.
There is an issue with some veneer lifting mainly on the back of this guitar and a few places on the front top. This does not appear to be a problem from the standpoint of a sore thumb sticking out, but as a buyer you need to be aware of this. This guitar has been under protected collective storage for the last 7 years. It does have a case, however, it is not original.
Baldwin Split Sound Jazz Guitar Model 503, made by Burns of London for Baldwin in the U.S.A., they were made from 1965 until 1970. This 1965 Greenburst has a missing vibrato arm, an unusually good finish for the age of this instrument. It comes in a chipboard case. As common for this manufacturer, this instrument has a heavy finish displaying some checking or cracking of the finish.