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Gardiner Houlgate

Auction Rooms,
9 Leafield Way,
Corsham,
United Kingdom,
SN13 9SW

  01225 812912
  www.gardinerhoulgate.co.uk

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Gardiner Houlgate - The Guitar Auction
Sale commencing:   11 December 2019 11:00 AM

Lot 1

2004 Gibson Les Paul Studio electric guitar, made in USA, ser. no. 0xxx4xx3; Finish: wine red; Fretboard: rosewood; Frets: good; Electrics: working, Sustainer neck pickup modification with altered internal electrics; Hardware: good; Case: original Gibson hard case, exterior worn; Overall condition: good

Estimated Value: £400 - £600

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Lot 2

1989 Fender American Vintage Series '57 Stratocaster electric guitar, made in USA, ser. no. V0xxx08; Finish: Fiesta red, minor imperfections; Fretboard: maple, wear through the lacquer in places; Frets: visible indent wear; Electrics: working; Hardware: good; Case: original hard case with case candy; Overall condition: good *From the collection of Keith Smart. Single owner from new and purchased from Peter Cook's Guitar World on 27th February 1989. Used for many recordings with the psychedelic band Nirvana who Keith has been playing with since 1980

Estimated Value: £700 - £1000

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Lot 3

Early 1980s Epiphone Casino semi-hollow body electric guitar, made in Japan, ser. no. 3xxxxx2; Finish: antique sunburst; Fretboard: rosewood; Frets: good; Electrics: working; Hardware: good; Case: original hard case; Overall condition: good

Estimated Value: £400 - £600

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Lot 4

2006 Fender American Vintage Series 1952 reissue Telecaster electric guitar, made in USA, ser. no. 4xxx9; Finish: butterscotch, various blemishes, more towards the edges, light buckle marks to back; Fretboard: maple; Frets: showing wear; Electrics: working; Hardware: generally good, light wear to pickguard; Case: original hard case including certificate of authenticity and a selection of other tags; Overall condition: good

Estimated Value: £700 - £1000

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Lot 5

2016 Gibson Les Paul Swamp Ash Studio electric guitar, made in USA, ser. no. 16xxxxx78; Finish: natural swamp ash; Fretboard: rosewood; Frets: good; Electrics: working; Hardware: good; Case: Gibson hard case; Overall condition: good

Estimated Value: £500 - £700

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Lot 6

1984 Ibanez Artist AR-150 electric guitar, made in Japan, ser. no. C84xxx7; Finish: marine burst, various minor dings to back and front, surface scratches to the back; Fretboard: rosewood; Frets: good; Electrics: working, replaced bridge pickup; Hardware: generally good, typical loss to gold plating; Case: Hiscox hard case; Overall condition: good

Estimated Value: £500 - £700

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Lot 7

1999 Andy Manson archtop guitar, made in Devon, England, ser. no. 99xx01; Back and sides: highly figured maple; Top: ebonised spruce; Fretboard: ebony; Frets: good; Electrics: working; Hardware: good; Case: Hiscox hard case; Overall condition: very good

Estimated Value: £3000 - £3500

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Lot 8

1960s Hofner 175 electric guitar, made in Germany; Finish: red tolex, peeling away from the binding to some of the edges; Fretboard: rosewood; Frets: generally good; Electrics: working, although adjustment required to input jack; Hardware: generally good; Case: gig bag; Overall condition: good; together with a Roland Cube amplifier

Estimated Value: £200 - £400

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Lot 9

1980s Charvel by Jackson/Charvel Model 4 electric guitar, ser. no. 2xxxx6; Finish: Burgundy mist, a few minor dings; Fretboard: rosewood; Frets: good; Electrics: working; Hardware: good; Case: Hiscox hard case; Overall condition: good

Estimated Value: £300 - £500

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Lot 10

42nd Street Guitars '56 Custom left-handed electric guitar with reverse headstock, made in England, ser. no. 05xxxxx42; Finish: Capri orange; Fretboard: maple; Frets: good; Electrics: working, Lace Sensor gold pickups; Hardware: good, walnut pickguard and rosewood back plate; Case: hard case; Overall condition: very good

Estimated Value: £400 - £600

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Lot 11

1979 Gibson Les Paul Standard electric guitar, made in USA, ser. no. 7xxx9xx1; Finish: brown refinish, various blemishes, buckle rash and other imperfections; Fretboard: rosewood; Frets: visible indent wear; Electrics: working; Hardware: generally good, replaced switch tip, replaced bridge; Overall condition: fair

Estimated Value: £600 - £1000

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Lot 12

Fender Stratocaster electric guitar comprising an assortment of vintage and modern parts; 1960s Fender Stratocaster body in worn Fiesta red finish over another light blue refinish; Neck: 1962 Fender Stratocaster neck with replaced maple fingerboard; Electrics: working, completely replaced; Hardware: all replaced aside from two original strap buttons; Overall condition: fair

Estimated Value: £1000 - £2000

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Lot 13

2004 Gibson Custom Jimmy Page no. 1 Les Paul Tom Murphy aged electric guitar, made in USA, no. 120 of 150; Finish: Tom Murphy aged burst; Fretboard: rosewood; Frets: good; Electrics: working; Hardware: good; Case: original hard case; Overall condition: excellent *Single owner from new and stored since the day of purchase. This guitar is sold with the original certificate of authenticity signed by Jimmy Page on 24th 6 2004 and Rick Gembar of Gibson on the 7th 6 2004. Also with the original purchase receipt from Peter Cook's Guitar World dated 2nd March 2005. Including original Gibson shipping box

Estimated Value: £10000 - £15000

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Lot 14

2009 Gibson Firebird electric guitar, made in USA, ser. no. 0xxx9xxx6; Finish: sunburst; Fretboard: rosewood; Frets: good; Electrics: working; Hardware: good; Case: original hard case; Overall condition: very good

Estimated Value: £800 - £1200

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Lot 15

1996 Fender Jazz Bass guitar, made in USA, ser. no. N6xxxx10; Finish: candy apple red; Fretboard: rosewood; Frets: good; Electrics: working; Hardware: good; Case: original hard case; Overall condition: good

Estimated Value: £500 - £700

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Lot 16

Brook Weaver acoustic guitar, made in Devon, England, ser. no. 6xxxx0; Table: natural; Fretboard: ebony; Frets: good; Case: fitted hard case; Overall condition: good

Estimated Value: £1200 - £1800

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Lot 17

Valley Arts Custom Shop California Pro electric guitar, made in USA, ser, no. CAL0xxx5; Finish: blue metallic, a few minor dings and surface marks; Fretboard: rosewood; Frets: good; Electrics: working; Hardware: generally good, typical minor loss to gold plating; Case: fitted hard case; Overall condition: good

Estimated Value: £400 - £600

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Lot 18

Framus Hollywood electric guitar, made in Germany, circa 1960; Finish: black rose, heavy lacquer checking, minor imperfections; Fretboard: rosewood; Frets: visible wear mainly to the first positions; Electrics: neck pickup requires attention; Hardware: generally good, original tailpiece replaced with a Bigsby vibrato; Case: soft bag; Overall condition: good for age

Estimated Value: £200 - £400

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Lot 19

1990 Gibson Les Paul Standard electric guitar, made in USA, ser. no. 9xxx0xx1; Finish: wine red, minor surface marks; Fretboard: rosewood; Frets: good; Electrics: working; Hardware: good; Case: original hard case; Overall condition: good

Estimated Value: £800 - £1200

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Lot 20

1999 G & L Asat Classic electric guitar, made in USA, ser. no. CLF1xxx1; Finish: black, various blemishes and light surface marks; Fretboard: maple, wear to third fret; Frets: good; Electrics: working; Hardware: generally good, oxidisation to pickups; Case: compressed foam case; Overall condition: good

Estimated Value: £400 - £600

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Lot 21

1959 Gibson Les Paul Junior double cut electric guitar, made in USA, ser. no. 9xxxx8; Finish: red, surface buckle wear to back, blemishes to the edges and further minor surface wear; Fretboard: rosewood; Frets: generally good; Electrics: working; Hardware: good, G tuner shaft slightly bent; Case: original brown Gator case; Overall condition: good

Estimated Value: £4000 - £5000

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Lot 22

1980 Gibson Sonex-180 Deluxe electric guitar, made in USA, ser. no. 8xxx0xx6; Finish: black, surface scratches and dings; Fretboard: rosewood; Frets: good; Hardware: replaced tuners, one replaced saddle, replaced bridge pickup height adjustment screw; Case: original rare oblong Gibson hard case; Overall condition: good for age

Estimated Value: £400 - £600

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Lot 23

Paul Reed Smith SE One electric guitar, made in Korea, ser. no. H1xxx6; Finish: sunburst, minor imperfections; Fretboard: rosewood; Frets: good; Electrics: working; Hardware: good; Case: original gig bag; Overall condition: good

Estimated Value: £150 - £250

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Lot 24

2007 Paul Reed Smith Custom 22 'Ten Top' electric guitar, made in USA, ser. no. 7xxxx3; Finish: dark amber, various minor imperfections; Fretboard: rosewood; Frets: good; Electrics: working; Hardware: good, minor loss to gold plating; Case: original hard case; Overall condition: good

Estimated Value: £1000 - £1500

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Lot 25

1999 Paul Reed Smith McCarty Soapbar electric guitar, made in USA, ser. no. 9xxxx1; Finish: gold top; Fretboard: rosewood; Frets: good; Electrics: working; Hardware: good; Case: original hard case; Overall condition: very good

Estimated Value: £800 - £1200

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Lot 26

Peavey EVH Wolfgang Special electric guitar, made in USA, ser. no. 91xxxx49; Finish: gold metallic; Fretboard: maple; Frets: good; Electrics: working; Hardware: good; Case: original hard case; Overall condition: very good

Estimated Value: £500 - £800

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Lot 27

1978 Greco Spacey Sounds electric guitar, made in Japan, ser. no. L78xxx9; Finish: natural, various blemishes; Fretboard: maple; Frets: good; Electrics: working; Hardware: good; Case: soft bag; Overall condition: good

Estimated Value: £400 - £600

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Lot 28

1960 Gibson Les Paul Junior double cut electric guitar, made in USA, ser. no. 0xxx4; Finish: cherry, very good for age with mild lacquer checking and other blemishes to be expected for age; Fretboard: rosewood; Frets: good; Electrics: working; Hardware: good; Case: original brown Gator case in tired condition, contemporary protective case also included; Overall condition: very good

Estimated Value: £5000 - £6000

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Lot 29

1966 Fender Stratocaster electric guitar, made in USA, ser. no. 1xxxx8; Finish: sunburst, various blemishes and wear as to be expected for age; Fretboard: rosewood, December '65 dated neck; Frets: generally good but with some wear; refret; Electrics: working, pickups pencil dated 1966, pots dating to 1965; Hardware: 1970s bridge saddles (correct style repro saddles included), replaced back plate; Other: small body route to bridge pickup position where a larger pickup has been previously installed; Case: oblong hard case; Overall condition: fair *Sold with CITES certificate no. 584489/01 to allow the legal sale within the EU

Estimated Value: £4000 - £6000

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Lot 30

1968 Gibson Trini Lopez semi-hollow body electric guitar, made in USA, ser. no. 8xxxx2; Finish: cherry, mild lacquer checking, heavier checking to back of the neck; Fretboard: rosewood; Frets: good, refret; Electrics: working; Hardware: good, replacement Gotoh bridge installed; Case: later Gibson hard case; Overall condition: good

Estimated Value: £4500 - £5500

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Lot 31

1981 Hamer Vector electric guitar, made in USA, ser. no. 1xxx0; Finish: red, many blemishes and surface scratches; Fretboard: rosewood; Frets: good; Electrics: working; Hardware: good; Case: Roksak gig bag; Overall condition: fair

Estimated Value: £600 - £1000

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Lot 32

1993 Hamer Studio electric guitar, made in USA, ser. no. 3xxxx1; Finish: gold top; Fretboard: rosewood; Frets: good; Electrics: working; Hardware: good; Case: original hard case; Overall condition: good

Estimated Value: £700 - £1000

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Lot 33

2006 Fender American Standard Stratocaster electric guitar, made in USA, ser. no. Z6xxxx01; Finish: Olympic white; Fretboard: rosewood; Frets: good; Electrics: working; Hardware: good; Case: original hard case; Overall condition: very good

Estimated Value: £500 - £700

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Lot 34

1990 Heritage H576 hollow body electric guitar, made in USA, ser. no. G3xxx3; Finish: antique sunburst; Fretboard: rosewood; Frets: good; Electrics: working; Hardware: good; Case: hard case; Overall condition: good

Estimated Value: £1000 - £1500

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Lot 35

1965 Levin L-18 acoustic guitar in need of some attention; Back and sides: maple, various blemishes and scratches; Table: stripped, bellying around the bridge requires attention, bridge slightly lifting to one side; Fretboard: ebony; Frets: generally good; Hardware: replaced tuners; Overall condition: fair

Estimated Value: £300 - £400

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Lot 36

1990s Fender Jazzmaster electric guitar, crafted in Japan, ser. no. P0xxx62; Finish: Olympic white; Fretboard: rosewood; Frets: good; Electrics: working; Hardware: good; Case: TGI soft bag; Overall condition: good

Estimated Value: £400 - £600

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Lot 37

2003 Epiphone Emperor hollow body electric guitar, ser. no. R03xxxx3; Finish: antique sunburst; Fretboard: rosewood; Frets: good; Electrics: working; Hardware: good; Case: original hard case; Overall condition: good

Estimated Value: £250 - £350

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Lot 38

1978 Ibanez Artist 2629 semi-hollow body electric guitar, made in Japan, ser. no. B78xxx4; Finish: amber burst, minor imperfections; Fretboard: ebony; Frets: good; Electrics: working; Hardware: replaced tuners, bridge and tailpiece (originals retained), later pickguard; Case: original hard case; Overall condition: good

Estimated Value: £400 - £600

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Lot 39

1996 Gibson Limited Edition Everly signature acoustic guitar, made in USA, ser. no. 9xxx6xx1; Finish: black, minor lacquer cracks and surface scratches; Fretboard: rosewood; Frets: generally good; Hardware: good; Case: original hard case; Overall condition: good

Estimated Value: £1200 - £1800

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Lot 40

1963 Hofner Verithin hollow body electric guitar, made in Germany, ser. no. 1xx7; Finish: red, lacquer checking, scratches, blemishes, buckle rash to back; Fretboard: rosewood; Frets: generally good; Electrics: in need of attention; Hardware: later Bigsby, replaced bridge; Overall condition: fair

Estimated Value: £300 - £500

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Lot 41

Hofner 500/1 bass guitar, made in Germany; Finish: brunette, heavy lacquer cracking to front, further minor imperfections; Fretboard: rosewood; Frets: good; Electrics: working; Hardware: generally good, missing volume control knob caps; Case: original hard case; Overall condition: fair

Estimated Value: £600 - £800

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Lot 42

1970s Gretsch 7560 Double Anniversary hollow body electric guitar, made in USA, ser. no. 2xxx6; Finish: sunburst, light imperfections; Fretboard: rosewood; Frets: good; Electrics: working; Hardware: good; Case: original hard case; Overall condition: good *Sold with a purchase receipt from ABC Music, Bristol dated 24th May 1990

Estimated Value: £800 - £1200

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Lot 43

Hofner 500/1 violin bass guitar, made in Germany, circa 1974; Finish: brunette, some lacquer cracks, scratches and further blemishes; Fretboard: rosewood; Frets: minor indent wear to first position; Electrics: working; Hardware: good; Case: Hofner hard case; Overall condition: good

Estimated Value: £700 - £1000

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Lot 44

1996 Rickenbacker 330 electric guitar, made in USA; Finish: Fireglo, lacquer checking in places, further minor marks; Fretboard: lacquer cracking; Frets: generally good, refret; Electrics: working; Hardware: good; Case: original hard case; Overall condition: good

Estimated Value: £1000 - £1500

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Lot 45

1982 Fender Dan Smith Gold on Gold Stratocaster electric guitar, made in USA, ser. no CA1xxxx5; Finish: gold, various blemishes and surface wear; Fretboard: maple; Frets: minor wear; Electrics: working, one pot replaced; Hardware: some loss to gold plating, some tarnishing to metal parts, bridge pickup cover replaced; Case: original hard case; Overall condition: fair

Estimated Value: £1000 - £1500

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Lot 46

1982 Gibson Explorer electric guitar, made in USA, ser. no. 8xxx2xx8; Finish: black, buckle rash to back, further blemishes and marks; Fretboard: rosewood; Frets: good; Electrics: working, previously had EMG active pickups installed, original Tarbacks now in place, pots replaced; Hardware: typical loss to gold plating, different tuners previously installed leaving vacant holes; Case: original hard case; Overall condition: good

Estimated Value: £800 - £1200

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Lot 47

1968 Gibson EB3 bass guitar, made in USA, ser. no. 9xxxx4; Finish: cherry red, lacquer deterioration with heavy lacquer checking and lacquer missing; Fretboard: rosewood; Frets: good; Electrics: working, some rewiring internally; Hardware: generally good, missing string mute pad, replaced strap buttons; Case: period correct Gibson EB bass hard case; Overall condition: fair

Estimated Value: £1500 - £2000

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Lot 48

Burns Sonic Model electric guitar, made in England, circa 1962; Finish: red, lacquer checking and further blemishes, but generally very good for age; Fretboard: maple; Frets: worn with visible indent wear throughout; Electrics: untested (unconventional jack); Hardware: generally good, replaced control knobs; Case: original hard case with original advertising leaflet; Overall condition: good

Estimated Value: £400 - £600

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Lot 49

1962 Hofner Colorama II electric guitar, made in Germany, ser. no. 1xx8; Finish: red vinyl; Fretboard: rosewood; Frets: visible indent wear mainly to first position; Electrics: neck pickup working, bridge pickup currently emitting no output; Hardware: cracks to pickguard, some replaced screws, missing volume knob caps; Case: original semi-rigid case; Overall condition: fair

Estimated Value: £200 - £400

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Lot 50

1994 Patrick Eggle Berlin Stage electric guitar, made in England, ser. no. BSTx-94xxxx; Finish: red stain, buckle wear to back, other minor dings; Fretboard: ebony; Frets: generally good; Electrics: working; Hardware: good; Case: original hard case; Overall condition: good

Estimated Value: £350 - £550

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