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Avalon / Eclipse - S Zemaitis George Harrison / 2009 / Natural / Guitar

Zemaitis made guitars for just about anyone who was anyone in the 70’s - Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Greg Lake, Ronnie Lane and Joe Walsh should give you an idea of Zemaitis reputation. As each guitar was a one off, they are almost certainly all in private collections (A twelve string of his built for Clapton called “Ivan the Terrible” sold recently for $253.000). The George Harrison acoustic is probably one of the best known examples, and one of the most distinctive looking. In 2009 Avalon produced two very fine examples of this particular guitar as prototypes. The top features Alaskan Spruce, with Indian Rosewood back and sides. The neck is 9 piece construction, which are South American Mahogany, American Walnut, South American Purple Heart and English Sycamore, and the fingerboard and bridge are Ebony. As the use of such fine materials would suggest, this guitar is built to a very high standard, with fantastic feel and finish. The body shape is essentially a 00, but with extreme curves, and produces a well balanced tone with particular emphasis on the mids - it has a bright, punchy tone with excellent clarity and sustain. The guitar has a very high end LR Baggs Dual Source pickup installed, and comes in it’s original Hiscox flight case. 

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Glenns Guitars, UK  

Contact name:
Glenn Sinnock
Brands:
Gibson, Martin, Guild, Lowden, Collings etc.
Languages:
English
Specialties:
Vintage Flattops
Opening hours:
10am - 8pm / 7 days

Welcome to Glenn's Guitars here on Vintage & Rare. After many years in the industry, and having been fortunate enough to have worked in Hanks and The Acoustic Centre - probably London's two foremost acoustic guitar shops - I decided to do my own thing.

I have a passion for used and vintage acoustic guitars; nearly new second hand guitars because they can represent a bargain compared to the price of a new guitar, older and vintage guitars because they tend to have more character and can often become an investment.

You will notice when viewing my stock list my taste in guitars, as I only sell guitars that I genuinely like - and there are certain brands noticeable by their absence. I am a huge fan of older Gibson, Martin and Guild acoustics, but also more boutique brands such as Lowden and Collings.

I will consider part exchange if it makes your desired guitar a little easier to afford. I also offer a guitar finding service, if there's something specific you're looking for.

If you are happy to buy over the internet, I will send you as many high resolution photos and as much information about the guitar you're interested in as I can. If you can get to me - I'm based in Enfield, only 30 minutes from London Liverpool Street Station - you can always make an appointment with me and come and try some of the guitars out first.

I accept payment by Paypal, bank transfer, cheque and of course cash.

 
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