Vintage Guitar Scene: Gibson Chet Atkins CE nylon string 1982

Vintage Guitar Scene: Gibson Chet Atkins CE nylon string 1982

Gibson Chet Atkins CE Guitar (Natural Color) Classical Acoustic Electric, made in 1982 s/n 82462555 ...
Vintage Guitar Scene: Fender Jazz Bass 1965

Vintage Guitar Scene: Fender Jazz Bass 1965

Fender Jazz basses from the 60's are hard to come by here in Australia and I had been looking for ...
Vintage Guitar Scene: Maton K10 Capitol

Vintage Guitar Scene: Maton K10 Capitol

The Maton K10 Capitol is a plywood archtop that was originally marketed “for the beginner in the modern or country ...
Vintage Guitar Scene: Fender Telecaster blond 1956

Vintage Guitar Scene: Fender Telecaster blond 1956

Telecasters from the fifties are the Holy Grails of Telecasters - especially black guards ...
Vintage Guitar Scene: 1958 Gibson Les Paul Gold Top

Vintage Guitar Scene: 1958 Gibson Les Paul Gold Top

Ok take a deep breath... This is about as good as it gets ...
Vintage Guitar Scene: 1966 Fender Super Reverb Amp

Vintage Guitar Scene: 1966 Fender Super Reverb Amp

It's featured on The Atlantics "Flight of the Surf Guitar" album and can be heard on the title track along ...
Vintage Guitar Scene: Mid 60s Burns Marvin

Vintage Guitar Scene: Mid 60s Burns Marvin

This guitar has an interesting story. It started out as a left handed model ...
Vintage Guitar Scene: 1962 Sunburst Fender Strat

Vintage Guitar Scene: 1962 Sunburst Fender Strat

This is a fabulous sounding Stratocaster, all original and with 3 way pickup selector switch still in place ...
Vintage Guitar Scene: 1958 Fender Stratocaster

Vintage Guitar Scene: 1958 Fender Stratocaster

1958 Fender Stratocaster (Serial Number 024609) This is the guitar I like to play at home, it has a great ...
Vintage Guitar Scene: 1960 Gibson Super 400CES

Vintage Guitar Scene: 1960 Gibson Super 400CES

1960 Gibson Super 400CES (serial number A35579) This guitar is simply stunning, it's  from the golden period of Gibson guitar ...
Vintage Guitar Scene: 1964 Gibson ES335 Red

Vintage Guitar Scene: 1964 Gibson ES335 Red

I'll start off by saying that this is one of the best sounding guitars ever. A big wrap I know, ...
Vintage Guitar Scene: 1965 Sunburst Fender Stratocaster

Vintage Guitar Scene: 1965 Sunburst Fender Stratocaster

The guitar came from Norms Rare Guitars in Los Angeles. I was in the U.S for a few weeks and ...
Vintage Guitar Scene: Fender Stratocaster 1966 Blue/Green

Vintage Guitar Scene: Fender Stratocaster 1966 Blue/Green

The guitar is fitted with a Roland midi interface which enables me to play midi instruments from the guitar ...
Vintage Guitar Scene: 1970 Gibson J-160e, Sunburst

Vintage Guitar Scene: 1970 Gibson J-160e, Sunburst

The J-160e model is famously associated with The Beatles although this is a later model than they used it still ...
Vintage Guitar Scene: 1979 Fender Stratocaster, Antigua worn finish

Vintage Guitar Scene: 1979 Fender Stratocaster, Antigua worn finish

1979 Fender Stratocaster, Antigua worn finish (s/n S950670) When I acquired this guitar circa 1990 it had already been modified ...
Vintage Guitar Scene: 1963 Gibson J50

Vintage Guitar Scene: 1963 Gibson J50

1963 Gibson J50 (Serial Number 141633) My first recollection of seeing one of these was in a photo on a ...
Vintage Guitar Scene: Martin 00-17 acoustic 1935

Vintage Guitar Scene: Martin 00-17 acoustic 1935

Martin 00-17 acoustic 1935 (Serial Number 59005) For a few years back in the late 80s I had a regular ...
Vintage Guitar Scene: Fender Jaguar 1963

Vintage Guitar Scene: Fender Jaguar 1963

I bought this guitar not long before recording the "Revenge of the Surf Guitar" album. It ended up on 90% ...
Vintage Guitar Scene: 1961 Fender Stratocaster (white)

Vintage Guitar Scene: 1961 Fender Stratocaster (white)

I bought this guitar while I was visiting Sydney - I was living in Perth at the time - some ...
Vintage Guitar Scene: Vox AC30 Amp 1975

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 ...
Vintage Guitar Scene: 1947 Gibson L-7

Vintage Guitar Scene: 1947 Gibson L-7

Everyone remembers their first time. This was mine. Attending an auction to bid for a guitar ...
Vintage Guitar Scene: 1954 Gibson Les Paul Gold Top

Vintage Guitar Scene: 1954 Gibson Les Paul Gold Top

1954 Gibson Les Paul Gold Top (Serial Number 4 0809) I first saw this guitar in Sydney in 1984 whilst ...
Vintage Guitar Scene: 1957 Danelectro U2 Green

Vintage Guitar Scene: 1957 Danelectro U2 Green

These guitars were made in the U.S.A. as budget instruments. I would think quite a few were made back in ...
Vintage Guitar Scene: 1962 Gibson ES-175D

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 ...
Vintage Guitar Scene: 1964 Fender Stratocaster Candy Apple Red

Vintage Guitar Scene: 1964 Fender Stratocaster Candy Apple Red

Back in the late 70s / early 80s I was becoming aware of vintage guitars and their sound. This was ...
Guitar Scene: The Spira "Unk" Guitar

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 ...
Vintage Guitar Scene: 1958 Gibson Les Paul Gold Top

Vintage Guitar Scene: 1958 Gibson Les Paul Gold Top

Ok take a deep breath… This is about as good as it gets… This one guitar literally cost me – ...
Vintage Guitar Scene: 1964 Gibson ES335 Red

Vintage Guitar Scene: 1964 Gibson ES335 Red

1964 Gibson ES335 Red (Serial Number 70664) I’ll start off by saying that this is one of the best sounding ...
Vintage Guitar Scene: 1961 Fender Bass VI

Vintage Guitar Scene: 1961 Fender Bass VI

1961 Fender Bass VI (Serial Number 70174) Original Sixties Fender Bass VI’s are not very common here in Australia. I ...
Vintage Guitar Scene: 1963 Gretsch Country Gentleman 6120

Vintage Guitar Scene: 1963 Gretsch Country Gentleman 6120

I was looking for one of these for a while and when this one came up I played it and ...
Vintage Guitar Scene: 1962 Gibson ES-175D

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

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

I was always in awe of Gibson J200 guitars. I first saw and heard the one that was used on ...
Vintage Guitar Scene: 1935 Martin 00-17 acoustic

Vintage Guitar Scene: 1935 Martin 00-17 acoustic

fter I played it I put it back in the case and she took it home with her. The following ...
Vintage Guitar Scene: Paul Cumming and his National Tri-cone

Vintage Guitar Scene: Paul Cumming and his National Tri-cone

This is the story of a vintage resonator guitar and one of its owners ...
Vintage Guitar Scene: 1972 Fender Stratocaster Black

Vintage Guitar Scene: 1972 Fender Stratocaster Black

This is my “Richie Blackmore” influenced strat. It’s an all original early 1972 model in custom colour Black. Features include ...
Vintage Guitar Scene: 1963 White Fender Stratocaster

Vintage Guitar Scene: 1963 White Fender Stratocaster

I bought this guitar in Perth in 1984/85 from Dom Mariani who played this guitar with his band “The Stems“ ...
Vintage Guitar Scene: 1991 Paul Reed Smith CE 24 Whale Blue

Vintage Guitar Scene: 1991 Paul Reed Smith CE 24 Whale Blue

While 1991 is hardly vintage in guitar terms, I guess this PRS CE-Classic (serial number 173705) could be considered a ...
Vintage Guitar Scene: Maton Supreme Electric 777

Vintage Guitar Scene: Maton Supreme Electric 777

This double cutaway thinline guitar was built in the old Maton factory in Canterbury (Vic) in February 1965, the last ...
Vintage Guitar Scene: Return of the Jaguar

Vintage Guitar Scene: Return of the Jaguar

Around 2006 Martin got a phone call to demonstrate some guitar sounds for ABC’s The Collectors TV show. He had ...
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Vintage Guitar Scene: Guitarists’ Special: Steve Hackett

Leading up to the Melbourne Guitar Show, What's My Scene will be celebrating GUITARISTS. Stay tuned for our exclusive Q&As, Vintage Guitar ...
Vintage Guitar Scene: Guitarists' Special: Lloyd Spiegel

Vintage Guitar Scene: Guitarists’ Special: Lloyd Spiegel

Leading up to the Melbourne Guitar Show, What's My Scene will be celebrating GUITARISTS. Stay tuned for our exclusive Q&As, Vintage Guitar ...
Vintage Guitar Scene: 1975 Fender Stratocaster Olympic White

Vintage Guitar Scene: 1975 Fender Stratocaster Olympic White

1975 Fender Stratocaster Olympic White (Serial number 659479) This 1975 Stratocaster has seen a lot of use over the years ...
Vintage Guitar Scene: 1982 Gibson Chet Atkins CE nylon string

Vintage Guitar Scene: 1982 Gibson Chet Atkins CE nylon string

Gibson Chet Atkins CE Guitar (Natural Color) Classical Acoustic Electric, made in 1982 s/n 82462555 I bought this guitar in Perth, ...
Vintage Guitar Scene: 1956 Fender Telecaster blond

Vintage Guitar Scene: 1956 Fender Telecaster blond

(Serial Number 22600) Telecasters from the fifties are the Holy Grails of Telecasters – especially black guards – more on that ...
Vintage Guitar Scene: 1972 Sunburst Fender Stratocaster

Vintage Guitar Scene: 1972 Sunburst Fender Stratocaster

1972 Fender Stratocaster, Sunburst (SN 372123) I got my first electric guitar around the age of 13, it was a ...
Vintage Guitar Scene: 1965 Fender Jazz Bass

Vintage Guitar Scene: 1965 Fender Jazz Bass

Fender Jazz Bass 1965 (candy apple red) serial number 118999 Fender Jazz basses from the 60’s are hard to come ...
Guitar Scene: Revelation Martin Cilia Custom, Fiesta Red

Guitar Scene: Revelation Martin Cilia Custom, Fiesta Red

Some time in 2015 I received an email from Alan Entwhistle, an English guitar designer/builder, saying that he would like ...
Vintage Guitar Scene: The Hawthorn Hawaiian’s Lap Steel

Vintage Guitar Scene: The Hawthorn Hawaiian’s Lap Steel

Most guitars have the maker’s brand name displayed on the headstock. However the headstock of this old lap steel displays ...
Vintage Amp Scene: The Fender Tweedless

Vintage Amp Scene: The Fender Tweedless

I’ve owned this little Fender Vibrolux amp for nearly 40 years now. The previous owner was an amateur keyboard player ...
Vintage Guitar Scene: 1964 Danelectro UB2 Baritone

Vintage Guitar Scene: 1964 Danelectro UB2 Baritone

Original Danelectro guitars are uncommon here in Australia and this is the only original Baritone I can remember seeing. It ...