Jazz and Hollow Body Guitars
Updated 22 April 2006
Some Subway Custom ES-330 jazz guitars: a la Grant Greene. The walnut
finished (left) is $350; the sunburst (right) is $300. Upgraded gears, pickups, bridge and
Solid top. Has had neck rest. Unbelievable
Mind-blowing late 40s Kay L-7:
Fat flamed maple neck, deco inlays and solid top.
Solid spruce top, like a 20's L-5 (copy). Billy
Armstrong -- the Green Boy -- has gotten alot of old guitars from us, and I told him that I had one with his name
on it! And he just went: "Eech! who cares?" Has had neck reset, plays real well. Now its yours for
30's Regal Kaycraft:
Solid spruce top, neck reset, remarkable pearloid peghead.
Ibanez Greco 330 copy,
set neck, lawsuit status and Ibanez 330 copy
Locking Gotoh Magnum gears, roller bridge, so you can rock and wank and stay in tune.
Two Kay Guitars The blonde is a lounge lizard and
the sunburst is like an ES-125.
Monarch and the Marwin Jewel
A couple of nice old jazz guitars we gave our treatment to.
50s L-7 Replica Deco deluxe. Rockin' phat sound.
MIJ 70s Subway-ized. $650
Joe Past dressed for a Panamanian tailor
Joe Past dressed (closeup)
Angel: 41 cm version. with custom ebony pickguard and Johnny Smith pickup.
An old, old buddie of mine walked in the store. I'd even forgotten about
him -- from 25 years ago. He'd been living in Alaska. He was just
tearing it up on a jazz guitar. I was sortof blown away and surprised. So
I made him this for $700.
I'm a 16" angel and I moved to Alaska. I have an ebony pickguard and a
gold Johnny Smith pickup. A great jazz player has me in his paws for only
Say "Hi!" to Joe Pass. Blonde gold-tone recreation
of an early 50s 175. Great be-bop, jazz and blues. Carries on the 40s art
deco design tradition with Grover stairstep tuner sand gold tailpiece. Priced
from the past at $600.
Gold 295 Style
Set neck. $600
Third attempt at an old dot neck sunburst Gibson. GREAT tone.
Seafoam Green Rockabilly Guitar
Hoyer made, old German tailpiece, Tutonic f-holes. $500
Blonde 175 clone. Old German company. Amorphous tailpiece and
pearloid pickguard. More of an electric guitar. $600
Big 17 inch (45 cm) L-5 size Lowell
In the sixties, I had the pleasure of Lowell Folsom's blonde ES-5. Lizard
Slim took me to a old jazz guitar store and showed me this guitar he wanted
to buy. And I flipped. Lowell Folsom had traded in his ES-5 -- a big jazz
guitar with three P-90s -- for a white Falcon. This was like one of those
old "fat fart, pipe-smoking jazz guitar stores" -- in the suburbs.
Anyway, we got to play it and have it around for a year or two.... When
I was a pup, I murdered an old cutaway Harmony, trying to create a Lowell-type
of guitar. Thirty-some years later, I've achieved my goals with the Lowell.
I start with a beautiful blonde archtop with flame and curley maple, back
and sides. Block inlays and even the tit at the end of the fretboard. I've
dressed this with three P-90s and the old speed knob arrangement of one
volume for each pickup and a master tone in the rounded cutaway. I wire
the middle pickup out of phaze for that t-bone tone. This thing is bitchin'.
This is one of the most rockin' R&B bad boys out there -- AND great for
a true blues tone. $700 (Not $7,000)
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sound like, how it will feel. Then there are the issues surrounding shipping
anxiety: "Will it arrive undamaged?" "When will it arrive?"
"WILL it arrive?" The concerns go on and on: "What's the
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else you like. All you pay is the return shipping, which amounts to about
$10 within the Continental United States.
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