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Crafton Rex / Model 71 / 1947 / Sunburst / Guitar For Sale

Crafton Rex are one of the best, yet least known archtop guitar makers of the 1940’s and 50’s.  Considered to be luxury guitars, this is the top of the line model from the classic brand, made in Gothenburg, from the golden age of guitar making in Sweden. Supposedly only 122 of this model were ever produced, and only the finest materials and craftsmanship went into making this guitar. It started it’s life as a jazz guitar, but is now more of a hybrid with the changed humbucker pickups. Unplugged it’s one of the best archtops I’ve ever heard, it’s hand carved solid woods producing a rich and full tone. Plugged in it’s very versatile, on the neck pickup you can still get very jazzy as the guitar was originally intended, but now it can play the blues equally well, and handle rock ’n’ roll with ease. The guitar is in good condition, with a very playable neck, and some professionally repaired top cracks. All in all it’s not just a rare guitar, but an amazing sounding, great playing piece of archtop history. The guitar comes in a non original hard case. 

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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