Gibson Memphis ES-355 Cherry Gloss

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Gibson Guitars was founded in 1902 and originally made mandolin-family instruments, they rose to prominence after they invented the first archtop guitars using the same carved, arched tops used on violins – producing an entirely unique sound. Towards the mid-20th century Gibson released one of the first hollow-body electric guitars, and helped trigger one of…

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The Shinola Runwell Turntable

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The new Shinola Runwell Turntable is 100% assembled in Detroit at the Shinola flagship store, where workers can be seen taking them from individual components to completion. The aluminium main plate, and platter are both CNC machined in the USA, with the other parts coming from across the United States and around the world. The…

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The BoomBarrel by BoomCase is a self-contained sound system in a small barrel. Internally it has a 50 Watt amplifier, a lithium-ion battery offering up 18+ hours of usability, a 5.25″ aluminium or black cone woofer, and it has two silk dome tweeters on top. With a frequency response of 70hz – 20,000hz and measuring…

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Gold Dust BoomCase

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BoomCase have been producing suitcase stereo systems for a few years now, and they’ve become a favourite amongst those who need a decent outdoor sound system, but don’t want to lug around a black plastic box. This BoomCase is called Gold Dust, it’s essentially a vintage suitcase that’s been modified to include an AUX-in cable,…

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Prisma Skateboard Guitars

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Prisma Guitars is a small San Francisco based company that hand-builds guitars from used skateboard decks. It’s run by Nick Pourfard – a 24 year old self-taught woodworker and industrial design student with a deep love of music, guitars and skateboarding. Each Prisma guitar is made from used, damaged and snapped skateboard decks, and Prisma machines…

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Pete Townshend’s Rickenbacker

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Pete Townshend became famous early in his career as the front man of The Who as a guitar smashing tour de force – a man who stood in stark contrast to the relatively buttoned-down Beatles. The Rickenbacker you see here is one of two being offered in the same lot at the upcoming Bonhams Entertainment…

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American Deluxe Fender Telecaster

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The American Deluxe Fender Telecaster is a modern version of one of the most famous guitars in history, the ash-bodied electric guitar was first released in 1950 and it was the world’s first commercial solid-body, single-cutaway electric guitar. The sound created by the Telecaster was unlike anything else, it’s widely credited with helping to shape…

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Pink Floyd’s La Carrera Panamericana

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La Carrera Panamericana is a documentary directed by Ian McArthur that follows Pink Floyd bandmates David Gilmour (guitarist), Nick Mason (drummer) and Steve O’Rourke (manager) as they race in the revived Carrera Panamerica in 1991. The film was released in 1992 and it includes a number of instrumental tracks that the band wrote specifically for…

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Skateboard Guitars

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The Skateboard Guitar is an interesting little invention that I first came across in early 2012, I have vague memories of my Mrs wrestling my wallet out of my hand as I frantically tried to buy one. She wasn’t wrong, I have far more guitars than anyone realistically needs, but somewhere deep inside my soul the…

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Stereo Tube Amplifier Kit

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Vacuum tube based amplifiers have been making a significant comeback over the past 10 years or so, they were ubiquitous before the invention of the transistor – which due to its low cost and ease of manufacture quickly replaced tubes in almost all applications. The reason vacuum tubes have seen such a return to favour…

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Music Hall MMF-2.2 Turntable

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The MMF-2.2 Turntable by Music Hall is an audiophile-quality record player that can produce a class of sound from vinyl that many of us aren’t used to, and it does it for far fewer clams than most would expect to pay for something with the word audiophile associated with it. Vinyl has been seeing a surge…

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Crosley Cruiser Portable Turntable

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The Crosley Cruiser Portable Turntable is a fantastic, affordable turntable for those who prefer the warmer tones produced by vinyl records. Each unit comes with an NP6 needle, a manual return tone-arm, a headphone jack, an RCA output, it also plays all 3 most common speeds (33 1/3, 45 and 78 RPM) and has dynamic full-range…

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