London Guitar Show - Vintage Offset Report...

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Post by zhivago » Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:31 am

I just got back from my yearly trip to the London Guitar Show.

I saw a few nice vintage offsets, so I thought I'd snap a few pictures for OSG.

Overall, cool guitars...astronomic prices on pretty much everything...maybe I'm just out of the loop on the prices...god knows. :derp:

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Post by MechaBulletBill » Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:47 am

that's my old mustang! it's a real nice one :-* i am a little bit in love with that texan, too!

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Post by bdf83 » Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:57 am

Think thats the black XII from Hanks that I saw the other day. Looked awesome but if the Jazzmasters and Jags were anything to go by it must have been about double the price...

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Post by zhivago » Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:22 am

MechaBulletBill wrote:
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that's my old mustang! it's a real nice one :-* i am a little bit in love with that texan, too!
Oh wow, I had no idea! It looked really nice!! 8)
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Post by zhivago » Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:23 am

bdf83 wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:57 am
Think thats the black XII from Hanks that I saw the other day. Looked awesome but if the Jazzmasters and Jags were anything to go by it must have been about double the price...
Provided that the finish was original, it was the rarest guitar in the building. It stopped me at my tracks...very rare to see it in Black. :-*
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Post by s_mcsleazy » Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:06 am

that xii will haunt my dreams.
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Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:55 am

Yeah, I'd happily walk out with the gorgeous black XII and the Texan next door.
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Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:56 am

zhivago wrote:
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Provided that the fish was original...
:derp: ;D
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Post by zhivago » Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:35 pm

PorkyPrimeCut wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:56 am
zhivago wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:23 am
Provided that the fish was original...
:derp: ;D
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Post by PJazzmaster » Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:21 am

thanks for sharing that report :)
My opinion on the prices: there aren't many unmolested vintage offsets floating around in Europe anymore and prices are constantly increasing, also caused by Reverb asking prices and all that daily /weekly rare vintage guitar videos (my opinion), and there was and is still a recent mainstream offset hype going on so that even "traditional" Strat and Tele players are suddenly considering and collection those.

On the other hand - and I am sure that this is no news for you - UK dealer prices were always much higher than the rest of the continent and both Europe and UK prices always much higher than US prices --- + plus all the recent Cites I fear that was caused by Cites II (when it comes to imports and exports)

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Post by zhivago » Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:54 am

PJazzmaster wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:21 am
thanks for sharing that report :)
My opinion on the prices: there aren't many unmolested vintage offsets floating around in Europe anymore and prices are constantly increasing, also caused by Reverb asking prices and all that daily /weekly rare vintage guitar videos (my opinion), and there was and is still a recent mainstream offset hype going on so that even "traditional" Strat and Tele players are suddenly considering and collection those.

On the other hand - and I am sure that this is no news for you - UK dealer prices were always much higher than the rest of the continent and both Europe and UK prices always much higher than US prices --- + plus all the recent Cites I fear that was caused by Cites II (when it comes to imports and exports)
+1...totally with you on this!! :)
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Post by JamesSGBrown » Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:17 am

I work at the shop where Bills old Mustang is stocked! The Little Guitar Shop here in Birmingham.

I played those Jags- was quite disappointed actually. The '62 Jazzmaster however was bloody lovely.

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Post by Paul-T » Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:55 am

Does anyone else thing that the upper horn on the black XII looks somehow less curved than normal? Is that just a trick of the light/perspective or is there something unusual about the radiusing or contouring?
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