We are closed for mail order sales between June 18th and July 3rd 2013
We are currently only stocking the Xaphoon pocket sax, and a few rather exotic items.
Bowed Psalteries – have to investigate, certainly got one big ‘un around £200.
A hammered dulcimer with gig bag and strap – as it is, £250; tuned, £5000 (this was a joke, sorry for anyone who thought it might not be – it does need tuning and honestly, I have no idea how to go about positioning the bridges and making it play as it should)
A very high quality Indian sitar (would be described, I think, as a renowned luthier) – offers over £250
A professional grade six-course large Moroccan oud purchased from a musician, not a dealer and nothing like the typical tourist product rather plain to look at but superb sound, bought in Morocco – £300.
Two Spanish lauds, one in poor condition, both student grade – £40 and £100.
A Victorian Geo. Matthews Birmingham top quality zither banjo (nylon/nylgut strung, tunnel chanterelle) – offers in region of £200.
A Jewish-style (possibly?) wire strung lyre harp, modern, appears to be Romanian or similar luthiery – £120.
An Ardival Dupplin celtic small harp (not lever, portable, Scottish, hand made and utterly beautiful but not for your orchestral harpist in any way), offers in region of £600.
Classical guitars – cedar/rosewood, spruce/mahogany, solid woods, light and responsive, Romanian. Choice of examples, £200-300. You’d pay a four-figure sum for anything approaching the sound and quality of the cedar/rosewood, from Spain – but the Spanish luthiers build far more heavily than this, and unless you spend a fortune, their output is pitched at heavy P-stroke technique.
Russian 7-string guitar – £150
Antonio Lamaq small jumbo solid cedar and rosewood cutaway with Fishman pickup/preamp – this is a twin saddle instrument, like a super light version of a Lowden S25C. Very light and thin construction, highly resonant and with plenty of volume. One of a small number of unique and interesting guitars designed by Lamaq a few years ago and built in China under his supervision as prototypes. Cost me very little (bought a stack of instruments from him) but a sound like this is very hard to find. I gave this to my son rather than resell it, he eventually decided to return it due to lack of playing ability, keyboards his thing not guitars. No case. £300.
Ashdown Acoustic combo amp, black, £200. Was also a gift to our son, has found its way back for same reason. He has many other very different amps suited to non-acoustic non-guitarry stuff.
HORA electro acoustic bass guitar, 870mm scale, jumbo body, solid spruce/maple, superb acoustic sound – £200
A solid maple 3/4 classical – £60
A Turkish saz, more of a repair project, will sell cheaply £50, neck needs straightening.
A 1770s English guittar in unusually good condition, probably Smith & Broderip or Simpson, fully playable, offers in the region of £2000 – this is a museum piece but also a completely robust functional playing instrument
A Brook guitars Bovey small or travel guitar in good condition, walnut/cedar, £700.
Black standard size fiddle with pickup system, traditional not skeleton, fine sound, needs new tuning pegs – £150.
Puerto Rican cuatro, Asian manufacture, five double course, as new – £65.
Bolivian made roncoco (tenor charango, wooden) needs a couple of hard to find strings, sounds incredible – £120.
Canarian Timple, 5-string baroque ukulele, fine artisan luthiery with hard case, excellent condition (effectively new) – £300.
Yamaha Pacifica Natural electric guitar, plays as well as you would expect from a playing owner – £75.
Godin Midi Nylon solid body with Roland unit, cables, gig bag etc, excellent condition with original ownership certificate from The Beautiful South band – £950 ono.
Various pickups and pickup/preamp kits – enquire.