Nick Benjamin / JOM / 1999 / Natural / Guitar
Nick Benjamin guitars are a well kept secret amongst acoustic players. His entry level guitars start at £4500 with a 2 year waiting list. So to find one of his fine instruments on the second hand market is pretty rare. This beautiful example is what Nick describe as a Jumbo OM body, featuring a Cedar top with Mahogany back and sides, with Ebony fingerboard and bridge, and black Gotoh tuners. The guitar has a very slightly arched top and back, with tall narrow bracing, so more air is allowed to move inside the body, with more resonance. These features, plus the high build quality make the guitar very responsive, highly articulate, with strongly defined single notes, very balanced and even sounding. The reason this guitar is priced so much lower than any other NIck Benjamin, is that the guitar has just come to me from luthier Paul Toon who re-topped the guitar - he’s done a superb job. The guitar is in excellent condition, with one noticeable wear patch on the neck between the 9th and10th fret. It comes in it’s original Hiscox flight case.
Glenns Guitars, UK
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.