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Rare Vintage Quality Guitars of Special Interest

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Gibson Super 400-C 1951

Sunburst, Rare Guitar, Highest Specification

Excellent Stunning Condition

Added DeArmond Pickup/Controls, Can be Removed, No Extra Holes

Original Case, also in Excellent Condition Throughout

FON No. 4945 = 1950, White Label Serial No. A8022 = 1951

Serious Top Quality Luthier Arch Top, Carved Spruce Top

Flamed Maple Carved Back & Sides, Ebony Board, Klusion Tuners

DeArmond Pickup Assembly Dated: Late 1950’s, Fully Working

18” Wide Body, 3.5” Deep Body

‘Most Beautiful Guitar to Play and Own’

£ 14500.00

Stock No. 1277

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Gibson L5-C 1952

Sunburst, Rare Guitar

Museum Quality, Mint is not Unfair

Virtually Unplayed, Original Good Case

Carved Spruce Top, Flamed Maple Sides & Back

17” Wide Body, 3 3/8” Deep Body

Good Condition White Label

FON No. 8497 = 1951, Serial No. A11225 = 1952

No Fret Board or Fret Wear, Ebony Board

The most Amazing Flame on the Rear and back of Neck

‘Very Rare Guitar’ The Pure Luthier Sound is Amazing

 £ SOLD

Stock No. 1274         Please Ask us for Full Details!

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Gibson ES175DN

1959 Natural

Very Rare Guitar, Mint Museum Quality & Condition

2 x PAF’s  with WHITE Bobbins, Untouched, Unopened

Virtually Unplayed, but stored in Case in USA Dry State

Only 129 Made in 1959

Serial No. A30085,  FON No. S9211 21

Original Near Mint Case

Orange Label, Amazing find! Don’t get Better!


£ 15450.00

Stock No. 1251

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Gretsch Country Club 6196

1954/55 Cadillac Green

Rare Guitar in Museum Condition!

Almost Untouched or Played, Remained in Case

Original Banner Gretsch Case

Serial No. 132XX, All Original Parts

All the Features of 1954, Block Markers

DeArmond Dynasonic Pickups

Belonged to Guy Mitchell, Has details

Gold Hardware, 17” Body, Unbelievable!

£ 9950.00

Stock No. 1201

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Gibson ES-355TDC-SV

Sunburst 1961/62

All Original, Museum Mint Condition, Amazing Find!

Unfaded Colour, Hardly Played, Like New!

Original Lifton Case, Tags and Shipping Documents

Ebony Board, Triple Binding, Gold Hardware, Factory Grovers

Serial No. 51364, 2 x PAF Gold Untouched PU’s

‘Rare find in this condition’

 Stereo Varitone, Sideways Vibrola Tremolo

Built in 1961, Left Factory 1962  Investment Grade Guitar

£ SOLD

Stock No. 1275    Please Ask us for Full Details!

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Gibson ES300N (L7)

Rare Pre-WWII Electric Archtop

This one in Stunning Original Condition

FON 3369G 12,  Serial No. 97051

Internal Loom and Parts all Untouched

Spruce Top, Flamed Maple other parts

Early IRC Pots, Large Mallory Capacitor

Early Slanted PU, All other parts Good!

Amazing Condition! Original Case!

£ 6750.00

Stock No. 1219

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Gibson ES-5 Switchmaster

Rare Guitar. FON = 1960

3 x PAF’s (Unopened)

Flame Sunburst, Only 41 Made

All original, Serial No. 191xx

Rosewood Fingerboard

Original Case, Sharp Cutaway

Superb Condition

‘Amazing top quality Guitar’

£ 12995.00

Stock No. 1058

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Gibson ES-5

1952, Highly Flamed Maple Sunburst

‘Excellent Superb Condition’

Vibrant Unfaded Colour, High Spec Guitar

Serial No. A9922 Oval White Label

3 x P90 Pickups with Separate Volumes

All Original except Tuner upgrade to Grover Imperials -

Using same screw holes.    Only 126 made in 1952

Overall Tone Control, Work of Art

Superb Stunning Example Vintage Guitar

Original Lifton Case

£ SOLD

Stock No. 1190

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Gibson ES300N

1948, Flame Maple Body

‘Amazing Near Mint Condition’

Kluson ‘f’ Tail Piece

1940’s Gibson Logo

P90 Pickup, Volume and Tone Controls

Bound Neck & Peghead

Virtually  Unplayed!

Superb Low good Action, Major Collectors Guitar

Superb Stunning Example Vintage Gibson Guitar

Original Brown Case

£ 5950.00

Stock No. 1200

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Gibson L5 Acoustic ArchTop

1936 Sunburst

All Original, Near Mint, As New Really!

Unfaded Colour, Hardly Played, Amazing Find

The Best we have Ever Seen! 17” Wide Body

Carved Spruce Top, Flame Maple Sides & Back

Serial No. 93281 White Label.  FON = 1936

Advanced X- Braced, 5/7-Ply Binding, Block Inlays

 Superb Condition Original Brown Case

Great year 1936!  Investment Grade Guitar

More than just a Guitar - ‘A Work of ART’

£ SOLD

Stock No. 1295    Please Ask us for Full Details!

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Gibson Super 400 CES

1969 Sunburst

Near Mint, Museum Quality. Virtually Unplayed

Orange Label, Serial No. 552019. See Owners Details Below

All Original. Very Vibrant Colour, the Best Back We have Seen!

Highest Gibson Spec Guitar, 18” Wide Body, Carved Spruce Top

Flamed Maple Back & Sides, Just see the Pictures Below!

Virtually No Players Wear to Ebony Fretboard or Frets

‘As Good as a New One Hanging in a shop Really’

A very ‘As Good As It Gets’ Example for 1969

‘Great Looker, Great Vibe with this Superb Beautiful Guitar’

£ POA

Stock No. 1297       Please Ask us for Full Details!

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Gibson Les Paul Standard

 Gold Top 1955

Rare Near Mint Museum Quality

All Original with Case

Had some minor playing then left in its case!

Serial No. 5 8587

Pots: IRC 1954 Week: 49

43mm Neck Width at Nut

Medium Neck Profile. Virtually no Wear to the

Rosewood Board or Frets

Just a few marks to rear body

but virtually nil to the front

All Original Parts & Wiring & Finish

No Wear to Rear of Neck

 Serious Collectors/Players

Investment Grade Guitar

Been in a good climate hence no Corrosion

 Includes Strap, Lead, Strings ‘Superb’

£ SOLD     Stock No. 1301

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Gibson Les Paul Standard Gold Top 1955

ABR-1 Bridge Version

Near Mint Museum Quality. All Original Parts & Finish

Played for a short while and then remained in case. Rare Find!

Virtually No Players Wear, just a few minor Marks only

Serial No: 513915   All Pots: 1955 Week 42. Untouched Control Cavity

Near Mint Lifton Original 5-Latch Brown/Pink Case with Key

Superb Rosewood Board, Very Good Low Action Possible

Investment Grade, Find another of this Quality!

Lovely Great Rocking Guitar

‘Must be Seen to Believe’


£ POA  

Stock No. 1302       Please Ask us for Full Details!

David J Pym Vintage Guitars

Mobile: 07808 321523

Hungerford Arcade, 26 High Street,

 Hungerford. RG17 0NF. England

Tel: 01488 683701

       Also Newbury Tel: 03301 137057

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Gibson Super 400 CESN 50th Anniversary 1984 Chinery Collection

Rare Limited Edition 3 of 10. The last 10 Guitars made at the Gibson Kalamazoo Factory

 It was Featured in the Tom Van Hoose Collection Book

From the Scott Chinery Collection. It was Auctioned after Scott’s Death

Its in ‘AS NEW’ Condition. All Original with Original Brown Case

Serial No. 81104003 which denotes 1984 No 3 of 10

All the TOP features of Gibson’s Flagship Guitar. Carved Spruce Top, Flamed Maple -

Sides & Back. 18” Wide Body, Gold Hardware, Ebony Board, and More!

Must be Seen to Believe! The Most Beautiful Guitar you will see!

Stunning Quality! And it also Plays Perfectly with Superb low Action!

‘Rare & Stunning Guitar’

£ POA

Stock No. 1303         Please Ask us for Full Details!

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Gibson ES-5N Archtop Natural Flame Maple 1955

Rare Guitar - Museum Quality - Near Mint - Unplayed

Flamed Maple Top Back and Sides. 3 - Superb P90 PU’s

FON No. W3205 1.  Orange Label Serial No. A22976

Its said this belonged to Chet Atkins. Because of his relationship -

with Gretsch, it was kept at home. And then went to -

a private collector. Its shows practically no players Wear

It has the Original Brown Lifton Case also in Near Mint Condition.

There is no hard provenance or pictures - unless you know more?

When its viewed in the flesh, its like NEW!  Investment Grade Guitar


£ POA

Stock No. 1306        Please Ask us for Full Details!

David J Pym Vintage Guitars -  Mobile: 07808 321523

Hungerford Arcade, 26 High Street, Hungerford. RG17 0NF. England

Tel: 01488 683701       Also Newbury Tel: 03301 137057

Email:  davidjpym@btinternet.com     Website:  www.davidjpym.com

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David J Pym Vintage Guitars

Visit our Newbury showroom by appointment.

 You can let us know what Guitars you want to see & Play.

 We have mostly Gibson and Fender Electric & -

 Acoustic guitars at excellent prices.

 You can see from this selection the fine condition -

 and quality we maintain.

All of our Stock is owned by us!

 We always give a full description and receipt, -

 allowing the buyer to have all the details required for -

 insurance and investment purposes.

Let us know which guitars you want to see?

We are just on the Northern side of Newbury.

 Just off Junction 13 M4.  We can email a MAP.

‘So click the box below to view fabulous Guitars!’

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