Vintage Time Machines: Gibson Trini Lopez

With its diamond soundholes, the Trini Lopez is one of Gibson’s most recognisable semi-hollow designs. This original 60s example is in excellent condition for its age… While never one of the more mainstream models in the Gibson catalogue, the Trini Lopez signature guitar of the 1960s has gained extra notoriety in recent years. One of the key More...

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By On Monday, February 12th, 2018

Vintage Bench Test: 1969 Gibson Flying V

Ted McCarty’s modernist models were ahead of their time but second time around, they proved perfect for psychedelia, glam, metal and more. Huw Price test pilots a 1969 Flying V… These days, the Flying V More...

By On Monday, February 12th, 2018

The Money Shot: 1965 Guild Duane Eddy 400

This hollow-bodied twangtastic beast was one of the highlights of the December 2017 Gardiner Houlgate Guitar Auction ( down the road in Corsham, Wiltshire. The vintage Duane Eddy signature More...

By On Monday, January 15th, 2018

Vintage Bench Test: 1948 Gibson L-4

It may appear old and tired but this Gibson is fighting fit and ready for action. Huw Price gets to grips with a late-1940s workhorse that’s still punching its weight nearly 70 years after it came out of Kalamazoo… In More...

By On Monday, December 18th, 2017

Classic Combinations: Gibson 1952 Les Paul & 1954 GA-40

This 1952 Gibson Les Paul is in such wonderful condition that, at a glance, you’d be forgiven for assuming it was a modern Custom Shop VOS reissue model. Not so. Sourced by Old Hat Guitars proprietor Norman More...

By On Friday, December 15th, 2017

Vintage Time Machines: 1963 Gibson ES-330TD

From Keef to BB, the 330 has charmed guitarists of all kinds – we take a look at a well-loved 60s original… The Gibson ES-330 – or ES-330TD as it’s officially known – has always been something of a More...

By On Monday, December 4th, 2017

Private Collection: Duncan Findlay – Master Of All

Duncan Findlay’s guitars reflect a varied musical career that has incorporated musicals, orchestras, and advertising jingles. We find out how a jack of all trades has amassed a guitar collection that has helped More...

By On Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

Vintage Time Machines: 1960s Di Mauro Grand Bouche

Feel the Django vibes with this Selmer-inspired French acoustic from the swinging 60s. In recent editions of Vintage Time Machines, we’ve looked a number of defiantly rock ’n’ roll electrics. Today, we’re More...

By On Friday, November 10th, 2017

The Money Shot: 1957 Gibson ES-350T

Gibson’s records indicate that just 74 ES-350T instruments were shipped with a natural finish in 1957, and this gorgeous electric hollowbody is one such example. Introduced two years earlier, the thinline More...

By On Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Classic Combinations: Harmony Meteor & Vox AC30

The story of Dave Davies slashing the speaker cone of his green Elpico AC55 amp with a razor blade in order to achieve the abrasive sound of the powerchord riff in The Kinks’ You Really Got Me has passed into More...