Sales (Updated - 4th Sept 2019)

If you are interested in contacting me on any of the below items, please phone 07846 824 826 or email me by clicking here e-mail me. This is not necessarily the most up-to-date listing so it is always worth a call just to see what is coming up. All my For Sale items will have been through my workshop (unless stated as being Spares or Repair) and can be tried out to your hearts content. I can supply interested parties images of most listings shown below.

Always open to a REASONABLE OFFER on MOSTof the below.

I also have numerous Watkins WEM Copicats, which are due to be refurbed, if you are after a particular model, be it Valve or SolidState, let me know since I will re-prioritise the work schedule.

If you have any musical instruments for sale, I am always interested in hearing about them with a possible view to purchase, even the broken ones, which I particularly like. P/X is always an option.

Payments via: CASH, BANK TRANSFER or PAYPAL (3% fee applied for Paypal payments)

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1988 Gibson ES335 LH

1988 Gibson ES 335 DOT Blonde Left Handed Semi-Acoustic Guitar
It is rare to find a Left Handed Gibson ES 335 from the first dot neck re-issue period and being Blonde makes it very rare indeed!
Although used, I have owned this for the past 12-years and during that time only played it occasionally at home.
There are no breaks or repairs, with the original frets showing little to no wear at all.
The neck is straight as a die and the action is superbly low with no fret buzz.
Visually it really looks the biz, with the only noticeable marks being an area of belt-buckle rash on the backside of the body – This I varnished over rather than have the whole back re-finished.
The only other point worth mentioning is during 2008 I fitted a new set of electrics that incorporated 2 x push/pull tone pots to expand the tonal variations available. I have and will include the original wiring set, which can be seen in the images attached.
It comes in its original Gibson Brown Hardshell case with Pink lining.
A check on its serial number yields the following:
Your guitar was made at the
Nashville Plant, TN, USA
on November 3rd, 1988
Production Number: 113
Its Technical Details are as follows:

  • Laminated maplebody,
  • Set 1-piece mahagony neck,
  • Bound rosewood fretboard with perloid DOT-Inlays,
  • Original Stop-tailpiece,
  • Gibson Nashville Tune-O-Matic Bridge,
  • 2x orig. Gibson humbucker pickups,
  • 3-way toggleswitch/2xVolumen/2xTone w/ Push/Pull
  • Original Electrics included.
  • 6x orig. Grover tuners,
  • Nickel hardware,
  • Original Brown Hardshell Case with rich Pink lining.

I’ll be sad to see this go, but there is a genuine reason for its sale.
The last one I saw for sale on the Reverb site sold for £3,450!


2009 - 2010 Fender Thinline Telecaster ‘72 Reissue Electric Guitar + Hiscox Case

Adventurous guitarists started hot-rodding their Telecasters in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s with big-sounding humbucking pickups that lent new style and swagger to rock music. The Classic Series ‘72 Telecaster Thinline brings it all back as an authentic evocation of its semi-hollow 1972 ancestor, including dual Wide Range humbucking pickups, a large pickguard, Stratocaster Bridge and more. A favourite of players from ‘70s rock to modern U.K. alt-rock and much more.

This is an immaculate looking re-issue of the Thinline in a rich Natural finish.

It sports two non-Fender Wide Range Humbuckers (since most guitarists consider the Fender ones rubbish they have obviously been replaced here). The ones fitted to this axe are awesome in sound.

There is noticeable fret-wear but it is not bad enough for a fret-dress.

A new set of Ernie Ball Power Slinky strings have been fitted (11’s) and the intonation set.

Action is nice and low with no fret buzz – This is a very playable guitar.

Here’s the lowdown on these amazing guitars:

  • Lightweight semi-hollow ash body with single F-Hole
  • Maple neck with U profile, Bullet Truss Rod, 3-Bolt Neck Plate and Micro-Tilt
  • 7.25-radius maple fingerboard with 21 vintage-style frets
  • Dual Wide Range humbucking pickups with three-way switching
  • Distinctively shaped large White Pearloid Pickguard
  • Vintage-style string-through-body Stratocaster Hard-Tail Bridge

Comes with a literally brand new Hiscox Hard case.

Happy for anyone to visit me in Old Windsor and try it out beforehand.


Watkins / WEM

1990's Super Shadows / Gold Shadows Copicats

I have 2 of these very collectable Copicats, both of which are the 4-Valve variant. One has 3-Playback Heads, the other has 5-Playback Heads.

Both Copicats have the same V6.1 PCB, which can accommadate either a 3 or 5-Playback head configuration.

Here are the functions for the 5-head version. The 3-head differs in not having the Halo 2 and Echo 2 heads.

Input Socket 1; Input Socket 2; Volume 1; Volume 2; Five head on/off push buttons - "Halo", "Halo 2", "Echo", "Echo 2", "Repeat"; Sustain; Swell; Echo Only push button; Master, Mains Indicator Light; Power on/off push button.

Motor Speed (Standby) rotary switch located within tape loop.

Burns / Baldwin

1967 Baldwin Double-Six 12- String Electric Guitar

This guitar was actually made by the Burns Company of England, but with the company then under the ownership of Baldwin sold with their badge. It has a date label showing as March 1967.

It is all original with the exception of a replacement metal nut and is 100% complete. Original frets show very little wear. The Burns neck design makes this an extremely easy to play twelve string.

The scale is 25 1/2" and features 21 frets plus a zero fret. There are 3 x Burns Tri-Sonic slanted pickups controlled with a 3-selector switch having Volume and 2 x Tone Controls.

It has brand Schaller Guitar Strap Locks fitted, with the original strap buttons being included in the sale. A brand new set of D'Addario EXL150 XL Nickel Wound Super Light (.010-.046) 12-String Electric Guitar Strings have been fitted.

This 12-string looks great and sounds great. It has some very minor cosmetic nicks + dings from its 50+ years of age, which is to be expected. Everything is structurally sound with all the electrics working.

Comes in a genuine Burns Hard Case.


1960's Conqueror Solid-State Amp Head

The Conqueror was the most popular of the solid state amps introduced by Vox in 1967 and delivers a stunning 30RMS watts (60+ watts peak).

They are great sounding amps with a large variety of sound variations.

This must be one of the last to be produced, since I have never seen in any of the preamp chassis' electrolytics that were not made by HUNTS, which I have had to replaced time and time again. This one however is totally void of that make and to my amazement EVERYTHING was in tiptop condition and working order.

Although I have given all the pots a good de-ox/lub spray, some still tend to be a tad scratchy and I would recommend at some time replacing these.


Channel 1 - Normal / Channel 2 - Brilliant

Both have Volume, Treble and Bass controls.

Channel 1 Top Boost switch

Channel 2 MRB switch (Mid Range Boost) together with 3-position MRB Effects Selector

Vibrato Speed and Depth

Reverb (analog spring system with transducers) selectable to either channel with Reverb Blend control

Distortion - Attack / Sustain control (Channel 2 only) - Would require optional footswitch.

Speaker Output is 15 Ohms ONLY

Mains Voltages selectable from back panel: 115, 160, 205, 225, 245 VAC

The optional 3-Button footswitch will control Vibrato, Distortion and Reverb ON/OFF. This is NOT included and means that the Distortion will not kick in without one. Both Reverb and Tremolo function without the footswitch. I can make one up for an additional cost, which I would offer for the winner if requested.

NOTE: Due to current electrical regulations, the mains Bulgin plug socket has been replaced since it is not a legal way of connecting up an amp to be sold as a working item within the UK.


1965-67 AC50

Awaiting Service.

Fender HotRod Deluxe Valve Amp Combo

Awaiting Service

Selmer Treble-n-Bass Mk3 Valve Head

This I believe this might well be a transition amp from the Mk2 to Mk3 due to the [original] leather handle and Plexi front panel.

It comes with 2 x (Unknown Make) EL34s and 4 x (Mullard) ECC83s, which all show excellent results on a valve tester.

This has had a complete overhaul as listed here:

- A Bias adjustment has been added. WARNING: Avoid amps that had not had this done. With the variety of output valves around today it is very important to get the Bias correct for whatever characteristics any new output valves might have and this modification accommodates that need. This amp now runs at a comfortable HT of 425VAC pulling around the 32mA mark.

- The original Power Transformer has been professionally rewound with the primary winding now only accepting 230VAC.

- All diodes have been replaced with 1N4007 (1000v Peak).

- Choke and Output Transformer are original.

- Output speaker connections are for 7.5 ohm and 15 ohm loads. There is also a Send / Return effects loop.

- The 3 main filter caps show no signs of deterioration and I have over an hour or so cycled the supply voltage to the amp using a Variac to reconstitute them.

- At some stage someone had fitted an addition input to both channels, these I have removed.

- Cabinet is not in bad shape for its 50-odd years of age as the images show, and again it is all original.

- Tests for Continuity, Earth Bonding and Insulation all show excellent results.

- This amp has been electrically soaked at for 2-hours with no problems.

Marshall JCM 2000 DSL 100w Guitar Amp Head

Awaiting Service