got this guitar with nothing except the body and the neck. No parts. I had a black one a few years ago so I was familiar with model. I made the pickguards based on the shadow left on the finish. The pickguards are red sparkle with a white trim. The mirrored plates are made of mirrored plastic. The pickups are re-issue Harmony gold foil single coils. They are made in Japan and have a nice crisp attack to them with a decent amount of output. They sound substantially better then the originals, and still have a great retro look. The switches are the same that I use on my DiPinto Galaxie guitars. The tremolo is from an old Hagstom and the bar is a Galaxie bar. The tuners are Kluson style re-issues with white plastic buttons. The guitar plays nice and sounds super cool. I seem to remember a Sekova label on the last one I had. There are two slide switches. One had an EMG resistor wired to it and it cuts lots of highs to produce bass tone. The other has a “dummy coil” pickup wired to it and it acts like a choke to cut out lows for a treble tone. The knobs are volume and tone.
Amazing, original, old Electar amp! Sounding beautiful and back in action thanks to our amp tech Brandon Sheppard, maker of Black Sheep amps! Almost all wires needed replacing. Caps and small components were old as well. Still has original transformers, tube sockets and, most importantly, the original field coil speaker. Also, has original Sylvania tubes which are worth a pretty penny on their own. Amp sounds killer and looks super cool! Lacquer discolored in an odd way, but gives it a great relic look. Very rare amp!
Awesome! These are great sounding and cool looking! Reverb is deep, trem is classic but the best part is when you turn the trem to vibrato, the amplitude modulation turns to pitch modulation. As I said, awesome! 4×10 inch speakers, 100 watts. Cosmetic are nice, see pics for small flaws.
What an amazing rare old piece! The story from the grand daughter of the original owner was, this guitar was bought in the early 30’s, her grandfather played it to woo her grandmother. Once she married him, he never touched it again. It has been sitting in a case since the 30’s! The guitar was tuned up and yet, the neck is perfect. The slight V shape of the back of the neck is super cumfy and adds to its strength and rigidity. The old-growth tree that this was probably made out of is so strong, the wood will not bow. I have 12 gauge Elixers on here. My first inclination was to use Silk and Steel, but the tension was too low to make it speak. These strings are perfect. The original frets show almost no wear. There are no cracks, repairs or loose braces. Neck joint is tight.
What I love about this guitar is the wide flat feel of the fretbaord. Nut width is 1 11/13″. The action is nice and low with no buzzing. The sound is beautiful! The small Koa body is loud and full. All the pieces used on the body are book matched and the head has a nice rosewood cap. The tail piece/bridge arrangement had me worried that it wouldn’t resonate, but I was wrong. The tone is sweet, punchy, with a slight boxy tone that gives it its personality. It’s so fun to play you do not want to put it down! The guitar has a real early Martin vibe. I was told Martin made some Weymanns, and I would not be surprised if this was one of them. If not, it is on par with the quality of an old Martin. The original hard shell case is in great shape as well. Guitar was originally strung to play Hawaiian style with nut jack. Original Ree Lax slide and picks and nut jack included! Own a piece of history with a great story behind it!
Nice solidstate fliptop. Perfect for stage. 100watts so it’s much louder than the older tube version) Low impedance line out (no direct box needed). Tilts back with a metal bar that can be installed on to back of cab. Bad stoles away in cab. Great sound! Lots ow with push/pulls on each knob. great amp!! We put a heavy duty EV 15″ speaker in to increase head-room.