Brief details of previously sold USA & Asian made acoustic guitars from more recent years - see "VTG AVAILABLE" listings, in the Acoustic Steel-string section, for similar available guitars or contact me.
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 that, although matured, they are of the modern generation of guitars.

The similarlty with other pages is that again the guitars shown reflect my likes & interests in terms of acoustic guitars. From the USA, we have a Guild. I sometimes jokingly describe myself as an inverted guitar snob....in other words I like the affordability often provided by the many great guitars available, by makers other than the Big Three Americans....but this Guild was an honest working from an impeccable gigging source, the "Big Daddy of British Blue", Perry Foster & equally importantly it went to another gigging/working singer/songwriter.

Similarly the Avalon from Matt Bennett, and two more from Perry, the Finlayson & the Recording King. Of the modern mass-produced guitars, many of the Tanglewood range have appealed to my liking for the traditional, and here are a couple of those also.
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.


*** SOLD *** "VINTAGE" V1800N 12 FRET ALL SOLID SPRUCE & ROSEWOOD PARLOUR GUITAR - Slotted Headstock Abalone Purfling Maple Bound Body & Fingerboard Rosewood Bridge Gold Grover Tuners Great Condition, Sound & Playing - Photo #2.

2012 SALES:

*** SOLD *** GUILD F-40 VALENCIA 2006 USA SUNBURST GRAND ORCHESTRA GUITAR WITH GUILD CASE - Traditional Series Red Spruce/Mahogany Hear on YouTube Excellent "working guitar" from the "Big Daddy of British Blues" Perry Foster - Sold to gigging/recording player in Lincolnshire - Hi, I am on my way out the door but wanted to let you know the guitar arrived and I love it. It's everything I wanted and more. I am now late to the bank because I could not put it down for the last hour or so." - VTGC1002 - Photo #1.

2013 SALES:

*** SOLD *** AVALON AS100CE SILVER SERIES 2003 ELECTRO-ACOUSTIC GUITAR W/FISHMAN PREFIX PLUS - A Quality Gigging Guitar Solid Spruce Top & Mahogany Grand Auditorium Cutaway Good Condition -
Sold to happy new owner in Co. Antrim, N. Ireland - "Brilliant seller. Packaged very well, great price and guitar. Highly recommended" - VTG1375 - Photo #4.


*** SOLD *** RECORDING KING ROS-616 ALL SOLID MAHOGANY 12 FRET 000 ACOUSTIC BLUES GUITAR - Fingerpicker's Dream 46mm. Nut Width 1930s V Neck Styling Near new condition except for added scratchplate Sold on behalf of the "Big Daddy of British Blues" Perry Foster - Sold to "very pleased" Cardiff buyer - 130702 - VTGC1007 - Photo #5.


*** SOLD *** TANGLEWOOD TW900 "HERRINGBONE" SOLID TOP SPRUCE AND ROSEWOOD DREADNOUGHT GUITAR - Great Condition & Martin-esque Looks Slim Neck Good Action Exceptional guitar with Big Sound - Sold to buyer in Gloucestershire - 130802 - VTG1395 - Photo #7.


*** SOLD *** TANGLEWOOD TW600 "HERRINGBONE" EARLY/MID-1990s SPRUCE & MAHOGANY DREADNOUGHT GUITAR - Great Condition & Martin-esque/HD-35 Looks Slim Neck Good Action Big Sound Overhaul I carried out included dressing the bridge to improve string break angle/good action - Sold to buyer in Dorset - 131106 - VTG1449 - Photo #6.

2014 SALES:

*** SOLD *** FINLAYSON OOM-50-TSB ALL SOLID SITKA SPRUCE & MAHOGANY VINTAGE-STYLE 12-FRET 000 BLUES ACOUSTIC GUITAR - "Near New" Condition Great Guitar from Perry Foster - Sold to happy buyer in Kent - "Great Guitar, as described,A 1 communications, fast delivery." - 140502 - VTG1470. - Photo #3.

2015 SALES:

*** SOLD *** STONEBRIDGE/FURCH GS23CR-C 2009 GRAND AUDITORIUM CUTAWAY ELECTRO-ACOUSTIC GUITAR - Millennium Line - Series 23 Solid Western Cedar & Solid Indian Rosewood, L R Baggs Element Electronics, Hardshell Case - Sold to gigging player near Nottingham - 151102 - VTGC1023 - Photo #8.


*** SOLD *** TANGLEWOOD TW600 MID-1990S "HERRINGBONE" SPRUCE/MAHOGANY HD-35 INSPIRED TRADITIONAL DREADNOUGHT GUITAR - Great Mature Martin-esque Looks, Excellent Playing, Slim Neck, Good Action & Big Sound - Sold to Lancashire buyer - 150903 - VTG1494 - Photo #9.

2016 SALES:

*** SOLD *** COLIN KEEFE "ROWAN" SMALL-BODIED LUTZ SPRUCE & PALO ESCRITO NEW LUTHIER-BUILT 12-FRET ACOUSTIC GUITAR - Rare Opportunity to buy a new Colin Keefe Guitar, Peter Rowan inspired & only available due to trade commission cancellation - Sold by Colin Keefe to one of his customers - VTGC1029 - Photo #10.

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.


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 ****

You can find numerous clips on YouTube, including the one I have embedded here, which is by "Otis Spain" with some very nice playing on the Recording King ROS-616

"Useful Link" #1 is to a YouTube clip by "Christopher Freedom" called Guitar Groove on his Tanglewood TW900 via a Fishman Matrix 1 pickup with effects, but sounding good.

Link #2 is to a YouTube clip from an interview at Choice Radio, Worcester, of Perry Foster playing the Guild F-40.
Useful links
YouTube clip of Tanglewood TW900
YouTube Clip - Perry Foster - Trouble in Mind
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