Monday, July 22, 2019

Vintage

Latest News

Graham Nash is auctioning off 19 guitars from his personal collection

Topping the list is a 1969 Martin D-45 played at Woodstock.

Take a virtual tour of David Gilmour’s upcoming guitar auction

A taste of what’ll go down on the Christie’s show floor in just a few days.

In Pictures: Gardiner Houlgate’s June 2019 auction

These beautiful specimens are about to go under the hammer at the upcoming Gardiner Houlgate guitar auction.

Reviews

Gary Richrath’s 1959 Gibson Les Paul is a raw, rock-oriented Burst

With its spectacular faded flametop and double-cream pickups, this 1959 Les Paul is a fire-breathing rock monster with a storied past. Time to meet the Richrath Burst.

This 1967 Epiphone Casino comes in an ultra-rare Pelham Blue finish

We have The Beatles to thank for the popularity of the sunburst Casino, but this custom-colour model from the psychedelic era is a collectible delight.

This 1961 Gretsch 6156 Playboy is the bargain vintage amp you’ve...

Its name may have unsavoury connotations, but don’t let that put you off – this might just be the bargain vintage amplifier you’ve been looking for.

Buyer's Guides

The Reverb Top 10: Vintage Modulation Pedals

Love old-school modulation units but don't know which one to pick up? Here are a few of the most popular models...

Essential Guides

The Ultimate Guide To Vintage Les Paul Tone

We find out precisely what makes golden-era Les Pauls tick and explain how you too can taste the tone fantastic without breaking the bank.

DIY Workshop

DIY Workshop: How to clean up and restore a vintage guitar

A rather lovely 1964 Gibson ES-330 is on the workbench this issue, but the processes are applicable to any old guitar. Only basic tools and some specialised cleaning products are required and the luthiery skills don’t extend much further than care and common sense.