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Vintage Guitar Scene: Vox AC30 Amp 1975

This was the first Vox amp I had played so I guessed it sounded about right and bought it for AU$425. This amp is on about half the songs from The Atlantics album “Flight of the Surf Guitar “and also the “Surfersaurus ” album. I was lucky as this is one of the best sounding Vox amps I have heard and has served me well. […]

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Vintage Guitar Scene: 1962 Gibson ES-175D

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. […]

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Guitar Scene: The Spira “Unk” Guitar

John Joseph Rogers from Millicent (South Australia) and Grace Mabel Beatrice Fitzgibbon from Williamstown (Victoria) were married in 1917. They lived in a modest weatherboard house on a vineyard in Merbein, North-West Victoria. John Rogers had purchased the virgin land and planted it with grapevines – primarily sultanas – soon after the Merbein irrigation settlement was established in 1909. John and Grace raised 13 children on the property. My father John (Jack) was the first-born, whilst the last was Kevin, born in 1931, and later to be known throughout the clan as “Unk”. […]