Combat Guitars / Nasty DC / 1990's / Amber / Guitar For Sale

Handmade in Japan, there isn’t much information about Combat Guitars. They were formed in 1989 and have remained resolutely dedicated to building each guitar by hand, shunning computer aided manufacture. They pride themselves in their careful wood selection and their many years of experience. This guitar came to use via the family of a professional musician who toured extensively in Japan.

This guitar is in good condition. Its certainly been used as is evident by the various bumps and knocks. Having said that there is no obvious ware and the poly finish still retains that lustrous gloss finish. The wonderfully book-matched and bound flamed maple top is a nice touch, making it more than just another double cut copy. Everywhere you look there are signs of fine craftsmanship but also a nod to the original with correctly radiused body, nut width and Melody maker style headstock.

The mahogany neck too is in good condition, free of any knocks. Rosewood fretboard too is in good shape with plenty of life left in the frets.

Hardware and plastics show some signs of use, particularly has the hardware is gold plated. The volume knob has been changed.

Electrically everything looks to be correct. The pickup is a Seymour Duncan. Pots from the far east can be hard to date but these seem to be imported CTS pots.

The guitar comes with a hardshell case.

As you can probably imagine, this is classic single pickup, Gibson-esque territory. Lots of scope with simple controls, from sweet rhythm to screaming lead, what more do you want?

Definitely not your run of the mill copy, this guitar is testament to Japanese craftsmanship. It isn’t too over the top but is certainly no shrinking violet. What’s for sure is, this is a machine ready to rock…

ATB Guitars, UK  

Contact name:
Mike Long
Vintage Gibson, Fender and Martin from 1940's-1970's
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Hello we’re ATB Guitars.

We are one of Europes leading sellers of vintage and rare guitars. We only sell vintage Gibson and Fender electric guitars from 1950 until 1975 and have an extensive inventory to browse in our bricks and mortar store in Cheltenham, UK or in our online web store.

Payment and p/x:

All prices are in UK GBP £ Sterling. Payment can be made by Paypal, bank transfer, cash, or money order cashiers cheque etc. 

Should you not be absolutely delighted with your purchase you may return it to Cheltenham, at your own expense, within 7 days from the date of delivery for a full refund. The item must not have been altered or tampered with in any way, and it must arrive in the same condition as it left us.

Postage and shipping:

We ship within the UK by Royal Mail Recorded (small items under 2Kg), TNT or UPS and Worldwide by Royal Mail Airmail Signed For (small under 2Kg) Parcelforce, UPS or FedEx. All shipping prices include expert packing, cartons and packing materials but not insurance which is typically around 2% of items value. Currently approx shipping rates for a single guitar are as follows:

UK excluding Northern Ireland and Highlands £29
Most of mainland Europe £49
U.S.A. £129
Asia £149 - £190
Rest of World including S. America £149 - £275


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