Vintage Guitar Scene: 1961 Fender Bass VI

April 17, 2018 Martin Cilia

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 I was living) and the shop’s owner had just returned from the US with this instrument. […]

Vintage Guitar Scene: 1962 Gibson ES-175D

February 6, 2018 Martin Cilia

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.  It has 2 excellent sounding PAF pickups and is from what is considered the holy grail period of 175s. […]

Vintage Guitar Scene: 1962 Gibson J-200N – Blonde

January 18, 2018 Martin Cilia

I was always in awe of Gibson J200 guitars. I first saw and heard the one that was used on The Shadows version of Apache. That guitar was borrowed from Cliff Richard. Bruce Welch from The Shadows played the great sounding rhythm guitar on Apache  (it was also used on other Shadows & Cliff Richard recordings). Cliff’s guitar has a sunburst finish. […]

Vintage Guitar Scene: 1935 Martin 00-17 acoustic

November 27, 2017 Martin Cilia

fter I played it I put it back in the case and she took it home with her. The following Thursday I said, if you ever want to sell the guitar I’m your buyer. About a month later she asked if I was still interested in the guitar, the following week I was the proud owner of a 1935 Martin acoustic guitar. […]

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