I’ve gone a bit Geddy and passive too, and need to balance the books, so this beauty is up for sale. I bought it new from PMT about 18 months ago, and just after I bought it the price went up to about £2,400. It’s still there or thereabouts, if you can find one.
They found it had some minor lacquer cracks on the back, near the battery cavity and lower horn, so knocked £200 off, and I’m happy to pass that on. They’re barely noticeable to the eye, are hard to photograph, but can be felt, and didn’t bother me in the slightest. Anyways, that’s the full disclosure bit done, so here’s the (cribbed) details:
Amber stain gloss, quilt maple top with slice of walnut, rosewood board, 1.5” nut, MoP inlays, 3 piece maple neck, EMG active pickups, Tonepump preamp, gold hardware.
It weighs in at just under 4kilos, has an uber skinny neck as per Mr Wimbish’s spec, and is a joy to play.....and look at. Too nice for the places I gig for sure, hence no gigs, even before Boris said “No gigs”.
I can ship at your risk and expense, in a Hiscox hard case, but a socially distanced meet up and try out is feasible, when we’re permitted, or a half-way meet within reason too, again when permitted.
****May partial trade for a Mesa Subway head and/or Subway cabs****
Oh, my feedback is pretty darn good if you want to check.Time for the pretty pictures:
Up for sale here is my John East J Retro. This thing sounds great and I'm only selling as I recently took this out of my Overwater and replaced it with a J Tone.
Please note, my overwater has a separate battery box so the battery terminal is separate from the drop-in preamp (see pics) this means that a small amount of basic wire stripping and soldering is necessary to install the battery - hence the bargain price. The battery cables and ground cable are labelled to make it obvious!
£125 posted in the UK.
Any questions do let me know.
For Sale or trade my US Lakland Classic 44-64 with Geezer EMG Pups.
I purchased this second hand from guitar guitar, it's in very good condition. The Lakland US necks really do feel as good as people say, this one is 43.60mm at the nut and has an alder body with maple board.
EMG's GZR's certainly seem an upgrade to me for power and clarity but also included are the original Lakland pups and loom. Comes with mint, perloid & black scratch plates, the bevel on the mint is less than perfect (didn't know my OCD was this bad) so I had a black one made by Sims guitars who did a great job. Now they have a CAD file for the guard you can get a discount should you wish to have a further guards made up (Tort??).
Weight on kitchen scales is 3897g and I was quoted 3.8KG by the shop so pretty sure that's the ballpark.
The overall condition is very good, going over it with a fine toothed comb I have spotted a couple of tiny sub 1mm blemishes on the body but only visible at 'that' one angle and can't really get a pic of them, attempt with finger below. The neck looks and feels flawless. I will try and get some better over all pics but just getting reflections at the moment.
Original Lakland hard case included so shipping is possible if fully insured. Meet or collection following appropriate guidelines preferred though.
Trades wise, for a keeper it is likely to be: 4 string, under 4Kg weight, sub 42mm at the nut and back of the neck would be blemish free to the touch. Happy to listen to alternative trade offers and could add cash for the right instrument.