Rob Armstrong / 000 / 1979 / Natural / Guitar
Rob Armstrong has been making custom made, one off guitars since 1972, and some of his more famous customers include George Harrison, Alvin Lee, Joe Brown, Bert Jansch, Gordon Giltrap and Martin Barre - a very eclectic bunch indeed. This particular guitar features a tightly grained Spruce top, with the most beautifully figured Indian Rosewood back and sides. Tonally the guitar is very resonant, beautifully balanced and exceptionally responsive. As a 000 size guitar it works superbly with fingerstyle, although it handles strumming really well. The tone is bright, crisp and resonant, and single notes ring out with full tone and great sustain. At 41 years old the guitar has a mature tone, and plenty of nicks, dings and lacquer checking. The neck feels comfortable, and the action is good. The guitar comes in a non original hard 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.