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Le Capitaine – a Les Paul style guitar by 42nd Street Guitars
Oct24

Le Capitaine – a Les Paul style guitar by 42nd Street Guitars

Very excited to find this guitar – and this guitar maker! Another wonderful British guitar maker too! I don’t know about you, but to me, this just screams ‘classic hot-rod guitar’. The clean, stripped down lines of a Les Paul style timeless classic pared down to its essentials – you just know how it’s going to sound, somehow. I’d love to get my ands on this to confirm what my eyes are telling me. About 42nd Street Guitars: 42nd Street Guitars was founded by Angela Arnott – the ‘Guitar Angel’ – a UK-based luthier with more than thirty years experience in vintage guitar restoration, modification and repairs. (For information regarding restoration work, repairs or painting check out our other website guitarangel.co.uk) Sensing that top-quality instruments were becoming out of reach for many players, we decided to put all our expertise and knowledge to good use, developing our own range of ‘American vintage’ inspired guitars – all built in the UK. Why did we choose the name “42nd Street Guitars”? Quite simply because 42nd Street is a place where dreams come true. All our models have carefully selected high quality hardware, electrics and components, this along with premium grade tonewoods, means 42nd street guitars are amongst the top luthier-built instruments available in the UK today. We also offer a range of upgrade and replacement bodies and necks, all finished in nitrocellulose paints and lacquers to the highest standards, and available in a variety of NOS and aged styles. Whether you want a pristine pre-aged closet classic or an authentically worn replica in your choice of vintage colour, we can customise all of our items to meet your individual needs. Our guitar kits – body, neck and carefully-aged nickel hardware – are a great way to get started in building your own custom instruments. We take care of the paintwork, while you get to enjoy putting it all together and to tweak the setup and the electronics to your requirements. All of our bodies are machined here in the UK from light weight and beautifully figured Swamp Ash, Red Alder and African Mahogany to exacting standards, and we test the fit of all neck pockets, pickguards and plates before shipping to ensure that the only concern you have is which pickups and electronics to choose and fit. We do not cut corners on our aged finishes. We start by giving your body a high quality as-new finish, with appropriate base coats and only then do we get to work in giving it an authentically aged, used, loved and worn appearance. The details matter to us – discoloured paint, unaffected colours under the pickguard and control plates, exposed primer, buckle marks and...

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Ty’s Green Dragon by Zerberus Guitars
Oct20

Ty’s Green Dragon by Zerberus Guitars

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4 New makers added to A-Z
Oct20

4 New makers added to A-Z

With a hat-tip to Francesco for giving me these! F Bass   Moffa Guitars   D’Aqisto (re-issues by Aria)     Coura (Kenya Guitars) Share...

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F Bass – Alain Caron Signature
Oct19

F Bass – Alain Caron Signature

Stunning looking bass. Seriously – makes me want to be a bass player … again. Ahem – not that I ever was – I mean since the last time I wanted to be a bass player. (Hat tip to Scott Levine at http://scottsbasslessons.com/ for alerting me to this manufacturer).   fBass say: This model was developed in collaboration with Alain Caron over many years. The AC line was inspired by Alain’s desire to have one bass that could do it all, having an extended range with easy access for soloing and being able to produce anything from acoustic to modern electric tones. This wide variety of tonal possibilities is mainly due to the configuration of pickups and controls. As well as offering a “standard” magnetic tone, the piezo pickup and chambered body allows you access to acoustic tones, and the attack that an acoustic instrument offers. The two separate volumes allow you to blend the magnetic and piezo pickups in any amount of each, not limiting you to the fixed levels of a blend control. The passive tone control functions whether in passive or active mode enabling it to modify a different set of frequencies than the ones affected by the active tone controls. This bass is the “King of Fretless” with a very “BIG” sound!   http://www.fbass.com/ Share...

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Samurai by Manuel Ali
Oct18

Samurai by Manuel Ali

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