Kay K8990 Upbeat
1950's Kay K8990 Upbeat with Kelvinator head stock and original black finish, it has a great playing neck with great frets, all original and 100% complete with the exception of the adjustment thumbwheels on the bridge, included, is a vintage Gretsch hardshell case....More »
Danny Gatton Collection
Here is your chance to own a piece of guitar history! These instruments were Danny's actual playing instruments in the years before his untimely passing. His 53' Tele was long gone and had been traded for a 36' Ford Coupe.
His Fender Custom Shop number 1 Telecaster (first in thumbnail) was modified by Danny to include a center pickup. A new pickguard was also added, the original is still in the case. Tom Wheeler author of 'American Guitars' signed the instrument. The neck plate bears an inscription in Danny's hand, "Stolen from Danny Gatton, 1991'.
His Fender Custom Shop number 2 Danny Gatton prototype Telecaster (second in thumbnail) is in factory original condition and includes the original shipping box from Fender to Danny's address in Maryland. It remains in near mint condition and was only played once in the studio according to Danny's handwritten letter.
The third guitar pictured is a Randy Wood acoustic. It's a single cutaway flat-top with highly figured Maple back and sides, spruce top, sunburst finish, and ornate carving at the neck heel as well as multiple binding, Herringbone purfling, with ebony fingerboard, and abalone inlay from end to end. It is a masterwork with multiple inlay and Danny's name at the end of the fingerboard. This is the finest example of detail work by Master Builder Randy Wood.
The final piece in the collection, the Fender Custom Shop P/J Bass, was made for Danny by Fender guitars as a benefit of his agreement for the signature model Danny Gatton Telecaster. It combines features of an early black guard Fender Bass with a Jazz Bass pickup, a split P-Bass pickup, and concentric controls. It's also hand etched by Danny and dated 4-4-93. It is the only one known to exist.
With this collection is a 30's Gibson red-stripe-tweed case for the Randy Wood acoustic, the original cases for the two Telecasters with the letters of authenticity, and the original Tweed case for the P/J Bass.
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ES 140 T
1955 Fender P-Bass, gorgeous, all original early model in 2 tone sunburst finish over a very tight grained ash body with little to no play wear, maple neck with original frets, no bodyrouting or modifications, amazing amounts of thump, complete with the original pick up and bridge covers, includes a modern hardshell case. ...More »
1984 Gibson ES-335 Dot in a rare cherry burst finish, this super clean example is upgraded with coil tap switches and a replaced neck pickup that reads 7.5k and 7.68k on the bridge, a light weight example at just 7lbs 9 oz, plays and feels fantastic with a very comfortable neck profile, complete with original Gibson hard shell case....More »
1960 Fender Jazzmaster, vibrant un-faded sunburst finish, dark chocolate Brazillian rosewood slab fingerboard, with clay dot position markers, remarkably clean guitar bought from the original owners estate, all original example that plays and sounds wonderful, comes complete with the original hang tag, strings, polishing cloth, bridge cover, strap. The original Fender brown tolex case is included....More »
1917 Gibson F4 Mandolin, excellent original example that sounds great and plays effortlessly, great woody tone with clear highs and the kind of chunk that all mandolin players dream of, small crack repair that's nearly invisible near the end pin on the side, otherwise issue free, early German-style tuners, arrow-straight neck, this instrument has its share of honest wear but is solid even after 100 years, comes complete with original Gibson hard shell case....More »
1958 Fender Telecaster, all original survivor guitar, light kinda feather weight example, with an abnormally large neck profile, great tone and overall playability, lots of honest play wear but no signs of abuse, this is one we have trouble putting down and you will to, includes the original bridge cover, limited ephemera and original tweed hard shell case....More »
1956 Fender Telecaster nice light weight example, acoustically loud and evenly balanced, spectacular playability and clear bell like tone, all original instrument, that has seen lots and lots of playing, pots codes date 304620, neck and body date 8/56, professionally refretted and nut installed to insure proper playability, this guitar has a nice large V-neck profile, we cant put it down and you wont be able to either. Comes complete with original polishing cloth, strap and tweed hard shell case....More »
1965 Fender Stratocaster, bright sunburst finish with great-sounding gray-bottom pickups, all-original guitar, very chimey and resonant alder body, white guard, nice clean guitar with factory small headstock with transition logo, some worm trail and wear through the finish on the back, less than normal amount of wear you would expect, all the finish is still intact on the back of the neck and even sports the original factory large frets, recent pro setup, this guitar is what its all about, comes complete with the original no logo factory Fender hard shell case....More »
Danny Gatton Signature Telecaster Prototype 1
1991 Danny Gatton Signature Telecaster. This guitar is prototype number 1 and was used extensively for performance and recording by Danny himself, copper finish, signed by Tom Wheeler, the center pickup was added by Danny and the original pickguard remains in the case, included are the original hard shell case, bridge cover, C.O.A., some other ephemera, and the original shipping carton bearing Dannys address....More »
Danny Gatton Signature Telecaster Prototype 2
1991 Danny Gatton Signature Telecaster Prototype 2, the second prototype presented to Danny Gatton by Fender in 1991, used and played by Danny on recordings and live sessions, comes complete with Gatton t-shirt, memorabilia, and unopened copy of his Tips and Tricks video from his estate....More »
P/J Bass Custom Made for Danny Gatton
1992 P/J Bass built by the Fender Custom Shop specifically for Danny Gatton, features a 54-style contour body with split P-bass pickup and jazz bass bridge pickup with stacked pots, according to Danny's handwritten letter this bass has Fender's last '51 P-bass reissue neck which was fitted to this body and no others exist in this configuration. Also includes original custom-printed t-shirt, original March 1989 Guitar Player Magazine with a Soundpage Recording article on Danny Gatton, as well as an article on classic Fender basses! Comes complete with the original tweed Fender hardshell case....More »
Danny Gatton's Personal Randy Wood Custom
Custom acoustic guitar hand made by master luthier Randy Wood for the late great Danny Gatton, beautiful flame maple back and sides, bound ebony fingerboard with stunning abalone inlays, highly figured flame maple neck with ornate hand-carved heel design, the deepest and fullest tone you will ever hear out of a maple guitar, this one sounds just as good as it looks! Includes a 1930's Gibson Super 300 case and certificate of authenticity on lawyers letterhead signed by Danny!...More »
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