STEVE PHILLIPS HAND-BUILT

GUITAR SALE

 

I am putting up for sale three of my own instruments. These are likely to be the last of my hand-built guitars to be available as I do not plan to build any more. I have recently built instruments to replace these which is the only reason I am prepared to part with them.

They are based on the body shape Gibson used on their pre-war archtops. I always felt it was a shame Gibson never used this shape on their flat-tops of that period. They did in the 1950s-60s with the J185 which was a 14-fret to the body with a rather too thick soundboard.

 

 

1) 2007 12-FRET - POSSIBLY THE BEST GUITAR I HAVE MADE. I HAVE PLAYED IT IN THOUGH IT HAS HAD HOME USE ONLY. IT IS A FINGER-PICKER'S DREAM

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SPECS

BODY LENGTH ...... 201/8"
BODY WIDTH ...... 16"
BODY DEPTH ...... 45/8"
SCALE LENGTH ...... 251/6"
TOP NUT WIDTH ..... 13/4"
BRIDGE STRING WIDTH ...... 25/16"
SOUNDHOLE ...... 41/8"

HERRINGBONE ROSETTE
WAVERLEY TUNERS

PRICE £5000

SERIOUS ENQUIRIES ONLY

eMAIL

 

2) 2009 12-STRING - DESIGNED TO BE PLAYED FINGERSTYLE FOR SOMEONE WANTING A BLIND WILLIE McTELL/LEADBELLEY SOUND, LIKE THE OLD STELLA GUITARS THIS GUITAR HAS A WIDER STRING SPACING AT THE BRIDGE

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SPECS

BODY LENGTH ...... 201/8"
BODY WIDTH ...... 16"
BODY DEPTH ...... 45/8"
SCALE LENGTH ...... 261/4"
TOP NUT WIDTH ..... 115/16"
BRIDGE STRING WIDTH ...... 25/8"
SOUNDHOLE ...... 41/8"

HERRINGBONE ROSETTE
'GOLDEN AGE'
TUNERS

PRICE £4000

SERIOUS ENQUIRIES ONLY

eMAIL

 

 

3) 2010 14-FRET - WITH A 253/8" SCALE LENGTH SUITED TO FINGERSTYLE OR PLECTRUM AND GREAT FOR OPEN TUNINGS

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SPECS

BODY LENGTH ...... 201/8"
BODY WIDTH ...... 16"
BODY DEPTH ...... 47/8"
SCALE LENGTH ...... 253/8"
TOP NUT WIDTH ..... 13/4"
BRIDGE STRING WIDTH ...... 25/16"
SOUNDHOLE ...... 41/8"

ROSE PATTERN ROSETTE
WAVERLEY TUNERS

PRICE £4000

SERIOUS ENQUIRIES ONLY

eMAIL

 

All the guitars have the same body shape and dimensions. The soundboards are 'Bearclaw' spruce. Backs, sides and necks, are all Brazilian mahogany. Fingerboards, bridges and headstock veneers are ebony. The guitars are fitted with ivoroid bindings, Gibson style truss rods and clear acetate pickguards. All are in as good as new condition and come in Kinsman premium hardshell cases.

 

Steve Phillips