VTG SALES & RESTORATIONS ARCHIVE - VINTAGE & TRADITIONAL STEEL-STRING ACOUSTICS - USA, SWEDISH, BRITISH, MIJ & TAIWAN-MADE GUITARS 1960S & 1970S.
Brief details of previously sold UK, Swedish, USA & Asian made acoustic guitars - see "VTG AVAILABLE" listings, in the Acoustic Steel-string section, for similar available guitars or contact me.
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Intro
Unlike some of the other VTG Archive pages, which concentrate on a single specific type of guitar, or maker, such as my specialisation in Vintage Harmony & Stella Guitars, the only connection between the previously sold guitars here is one of vintage.

The similarlty with other pages is that again the guitars shown reflect my likes & interests in terms of vintage guitars. From the UK, Fylde Guitars have long been an interest, coupled with my connections with Cumbria where they are made in Roger Bucknall in Penrith. Sweden of course was the home of Levin Guitars....neither of my Levin Dreadnoughts feature here...not my ex-Giltrap 1964 one, now with my pal up in Northumberland, and dubbed by him "the best guitar in the world", nor the similar but more road-worn/rescued, but in my view, equally good sounding one, which is my son Tom's option for his non-electric moments.

Proudly an inverted snob when it comes to guitars, I could be content with a Martin/Gibson-free website, but a modest B-15 has crept in! From the East, well what further can be said about the products of Yamaha, other than that they are everywhere and good with it too! Added to that some of the other Japanese makers of note.
Description
Here are some, not all, of the Acoustic 6 String Guitars I have sold in recent times - in some cases other examples of the same models may be currently available, or at least "in the workshop". Please enquire for current availability, prices and further details.

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PRE-2012 SALES:
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*** SOLD *** GIBSON B-15 VINTAGE 1967 PARLOR/00/LG0 SIZE GUITAR CASED - Super Slim Neck Excellent Condition Sound & Playing - Sold to customer in Northern Italy - VTG1031 - Photo #4.

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*** SOLD *** CIMAR MODEL No.369 VINTAGE 1970s MIJ DREADNOUGHT GUITAR - Hoshino Gakki or Fujigen/Ibanez made styled on D35/D45 with Three Piece Back Great Condition. Looks, Sound & Play - VTG1014 - Photo #5.

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*** SOLD *** CMI MJ200 VINTAGE 1970s MIJ J200 STYLE JUMBO ACOUSTIC GUITAR - Jim Marshall Range of Quality Replica Guitars Overhauled & in Excellent Condition Great Looks, Sound & Playing - Sold to one of my gigging pals - VTG1016 - Photo #6.

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2012 SALES:
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*** SOLD *** YAMAHA FG-336SB VINTAGE 1980 SPRUCE AND MAHOGANY CHERRY SUNBURST - Superb Sound & Condition Great Play & Looks Low Action Overhaul I carried out included some fret/fingerboard dressing work - VTG1301 - Photo #3.

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2013 SALES:
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*** SOLD *** LEVIN VINTAGE 1963 RARE MODEL SUNBURST SPRUCE AND MAPLE "CONCERT" SIZE ACOUSTIC GUITAR - Fine Restored Condition Ladder Braced Exceptional Sound - Restoration I carried out included cleated repairs to a couple of small age cracks, re-gluing back braces, and some fret/fingerboard dressing - Sold to giging player in Devon - VTG1267 - Photo #1.

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*** SOLD *** FYLDE ORSINO VINTAGE 1979 ACOUSTIC GUITAR - UK LUTHIER BUILT FINGERPICKER'S DREAM - Professionally Restored and Adjustable Trussrod Fitted by Colin Keefe, Luthier His restoration included, new purpose-made bridge and bone saddle, fitting of adjustable trussrod, some localised re-finishing, frets stoned and re-profiled - 130704 - VTGC1015 - Photo #2.

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2016 SALES:
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*** SOLD *** ANTORIA FOLK MODEL NO.393 VINTAGE EARLY 1970s MIJ D-35/D-45 INSPIRED SPRUCE, ROSEWOOD & MAPLE DREADNOUGHT GUITAR - Three Piece Back Detail, Abalone Inlays, Martin-esque Styling, Hoshino Gakki/Fuji-Gen/Ibanez links - Sold to buyer in Newcastle - 161203 - VTG1493 - Photo #7.

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2017 SALES:
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*** SOLD *** KISO SUZUKI TAKEHARU WT-100 VINTAGE 1975 MIJ SPRUCE & MAHOGANY DREADNOUGHT GUITAR - Restrained Quality Styling, Excellent Sound & Play - minor overhaul completed, including fingerboard re-levelling & re-fret - Sold to buyer in Paris - "Hi Bob, I just got the guitar this morning. It looks and sounds amazing!! Everything is going great, the guitar sounds beautiful.....I used to have a very similar one in the past but it was a loan I've had to return it a few years back. I'm so glad I found this one, in this great condition. Thank you again Bob." - 170201 - VTG1484 - Photo #8.

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

The concentration is on structural soundness and playability, 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 a 12th. fret action of around 2.5mm. to 3mm. on standard Acoustic guitars, sometimes a whisker lower, but each guitar is setup for correct playability.

I fit Martin Bronze Light 12 Gauge Strings as standard on most Acoustics, where appropriate, but happy to fit other string types/gauges to buyer's choice.

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 15.00 or 25 for Next Day Delivery.
To European Addresses 30.00 to 60.00, 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.

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**** INTERNATIONAL SALES ****
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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.

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**** FEEDBACK AND TESTIMONIALS ****
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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".

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**** OTHER GUITARS ****
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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!

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**** YOUTUBE ****
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You can find numerous clips on YouTube, including the one I have embedded here, which is a a really nice tune "Orsino" for the Fylde, by Keith Chesterton.

"Useful Link" #1 is to a demo of the Yamaha FG-336SB & well worth the first 2.30 mins. for some classic open D playing.

Just to prove that I really haven't got anything against Gibsons, really, "Useful Link" #2 is a nice demo of a 1966 B-15.
Video
Useful links
YouTube Clip Yamaha FG-336SB by peacepedaler
YouTube clip 1966 Gibson B-15 by TheGwenfroBluesman
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