Brief details of previously sold Solid & Hollow-body Electric Guitars - see "VTG AVAILABLE" listings, in the Electric Guitars section, for similar available guitars or contact me.
I tend to bang on about Vintage Acoustics, so you might get the impression that those are all I'm interested in, but that is not the case....I do appreciate the simplicity of Acoustic Guitars, and Wood and Wooden-made instruments are the things I am comfortable working on....but no "baby-boomer", born in the late '40s, and growing up through the '60s can say anything other than that a large number of the musical highlights of their life have been created on the Electric Guitar! Need I say more!

As with Acoustics, and despite the lower numbers, you may detect a certain trend of my likings for quality affordable guitars, in the field of Electric Guitars as well as Acoustics. Hence, together with the other VTG Archive page titled "Electic Jazz Guitars", we have the Japanese versions of the iconic Fender & Gibson models, particularly those imported by Mr. Marshall, and the more recent Jazz based offerings of Washburn & Tanglewood, which I offer when I can.
Here are some, not all, of the Electric Guitars I have sold in recent times - in some cases similar models may be available or coming along shortly. Please check current listing, "In the Workshop" sections or enquire for current availability, prices and further details.


*** SOLD *** CMI VINTAGE 1970s ORIGINAL MIJ LES PAUL CUSTOM ELECTRIC GUITAR - Jim Marshall, Cleartone Musical Instruments, Good Condition, All Original, Cherryburst, Excellent Play, Sound & Vibe - VTG1021 - Photo #5.

2012 SALES:

*** SOLD *** EPIPHONE SHERATON 1999 EBONY THINLINE SEMI-HOLLOW ELECTRIC GUITAR WITH ORIGINAL EPIPHONE CASE - Minty Condition, Choice of New Strings, John Lee Hooker!! Entirely Original - Barely a mark on it! - VTGC1003 - Photo #1.

2013 SALES:

*** SOLD *** WASHBURN HB-35 DOT 335 STYLE 1980s ELECTRIC BLUES/JAZZ GUITAR - MADE IN JAPAN - Mature Archtop, Superb Condition, Great Playing & Sound - VTG 1384 - Photo #4.


*** SOLD *** CMI VINTAGE 1970s ORIGINAL MIJ LES PAUL DOUBLE CUT SPECIAL ELECTRIC GUITAR - Jim Marshall, Cleartone Musical Instruments, 2 x P90 Pickups, 2 x Volume/Tone, Great LP DC Replica, Overhauled Good Condition - VTG1354 - Photo #2.


*** SOLD *** CMI VINTAGE 1970s OIGINAL MIJ STRAT GUITAR - Jim Marshall, Cleartone Musical Instruments, Overhauled 3 Colour Sunburst Strat, Excellent Play/Sound/Vibe, All Original except for replacement recycled trem arm, Overhauled wiring, Fender "Original Bullets" Strings - VTG1022 - Photo #3.

2015 SALES:

*** SOLD *** YAMAHA SA700 "SUPER AXE" VINTAGE LATE 1970S MIJ NATURAL ES-335 THINLINE SEMI ELECTRIC GUITAR - Original Chrome Hardware, Professionally Inspected/Overhauled, Recent Refret - VTGC1025 - 151104 - Photo #6.


*** SOLD *** YAMAHA SL700 VINTAGE LATE 1970S MIJ HERITAGE CHERRY SUNBURST LES PAUL CUSTOM ELECTRIC GUITAR - Original Aged Gold Hardware, Professionally Inspected/Overhauled, Recent Refret - VTG1523 - Photo #7.

2017 SALES:

*** SOLD *** CMI MARSHALL VINTAGE LATE 1970s MIJ HERITAGE CHERRY SUNBURST LES PAUL CUSTOM ELECTRIC GUITAR - general overhaul and electrical checkover completed - sold to happy buyer on the Lancashire coast - VTG1018 - 170301.

All guitars are restored/overhauled to the same high standards as the scores of other vintage & modern guitars, which I have restored and sold over the years.

The concentration is on structural soundness and playability, and in the case of electric guitars, checking in conjunction with the luthier I work with that these are fully operational, rather than any cosmetic touching-up, and certainly no ill-advised refinishing, but of course the guitars are sympathetically cleaned, setup and re-strung, as part restoration.

For availability and individual details on the various guitars, and the restoration work being done on them, please do contact me by email or telephone.
Action, strings & cases
I set out to achieve an electric guitar 12th. fret action of around 1.5mm. to 2mm. on these guitars, probably a bit higher on the big Jazzers.

Rather than fit a standard type of string, as I tend to do on the Acoustics, I try to obtain and fit a suitable string set to the guitar, whether it be Fender Originals/Super Bullets, or Newtone Electric Masters, both of which I have used, but happy to discuss other types/gauges to buyer's requirements.

The guitars sometimes do not come with cases, although some do have older type but sturdy cases. Alternatively, I may be able to offer a suitable size Hiscox Liteflite hardshell case, offering infinitely better protection. Additional case prices available on request.
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Delivery details
You are welcome to come and try out the guitars available, and of course to collect your guitar. Alternatively I may be able to deliver in person, within reasonable distance, at cost. Otherwise, I will pack securely and post as per arrangements made with you.

Postage Costs:-
To U.K. Addresses usually £15.00 for Next Day Delivery.
To European Addresses £30.00 to £50.00, depending on size, weight, value and delivery location.

If you need further information postage costs/timing/insurance or advice on other matters, please contact me via Contact form above, telephone 01543 677140. If no immediate response, I may be contactable via my mobile number 07970 832955, and I will do my best to answer any questions.


In addition to hundreds of UK sales, during the last few years I have sold and had safely delivered many guitars to buyers in EU Countries, including Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Sweden, and also to Switzerland and Norway. I am always happy to advise potential buyers from throughout Europe with regard to postage arrangements and delivery costs.


In addition to the testimonials on the Home Page, to see the hundreds of complimentary feedback comments kindly left for me by eBay buyers, please check out my eBay ID "vintagetraditionalguitars".


I have a stock of guitars which is added to regularly, but some tend to take a little time to find their way through my workshop, so if you do not see what you are looking for on my website currently, please enquire - who knows, I may have just what you are looking for!

**** YOUTUBE ****

The embedded clip is "Overdrive on Washburn HB-35 very nice 335 style guitar", by the ever reliable "polkzoo", and rather concentrating on the one model, on Link #2 is another Washburn HB35 clip by "frisell1968".

For the CMI guitars, I still haven't found any interesting clips of CMI Strats or LPs, but the YouTube Clip on Link #1 of a CMI Telecaster by "Suffered666" is excellent, fully demonstrating just how good these guitars can be. In addition there are plenty of good YouTube clops of the Yamaha LP & 335 models, & Epiphone Sheraton.
Useful links
YouTube Clip of CMI Telecaster
YouTube Clip of Washburn HB35
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