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26 November 2016
 

Another Great Yamaha


Just had time to get this beaut ready for Sunday! This is the lesser-spotted Yamaha FG-403MS: a range that only had a short run between 2002-04. Great, aged solid Sitka spruce top, and nato back and sides with a fabulous flame. A great bargain for someone!

Also added a few other non-guitar instruments for Xmas including the Hohner Blues Band harmonica and the Clarke's Original Tin Whistle.

25 November 2016
 

Red Friday!


So, ready for the weekend we have a 1996 Squier Stratocastor which has aged very nicely. We've set it up (and even dressed the frets) so it will make a great starter or backup guitar for someone!

We have a brassy Busker Chicago in. It's been played in nicely, but doesn't suffer from excessive wear. There are a few wispy marks on the top, so you don't even have to worry about keeping it pristine! As usual, it comes with a pod case for happy travels. As usual, it's very hard to take a photo of it.

22 November 2016

We have ukes!



It's true! Including the Countryman Dub Jr. banjolele, the Makala MK-TE tenor-size electro, baritone ukes, concert-size... and a bunch of others!

18 November 2016
 

Real Steel!


Hello! New for this weekend, we have this refurbished Busker Delta: it's a swell 12th-fret steel single-cone resonator with good looks, charm and effortless style! Regulars will know we've had a few Busker instruments pass through our hands and they are all a real pleasure to play and to admire. [It's been sold!]

Another guitar it's always nice to get back in is the classic Yamaha Pacifica 112: the king of budget guitars! This is has a couple of small dings, but they don't really show up. We've set it up and it's ready to rock, roll and roar!

12 November 2016
 

Back in Black!


Well, here's a rare treat! A bass! This is a Fender Standard Precision (MIM) from 1996. We think it looks really swanky with the dark rosewood fingerboard and matching black pickguard. It's in lovely condition. We're very tempted to keep it for ourselves... [We can't: it's sold]

It will be with us on the market this Sunday with the usual bunch of accessories, fx pedals, straps and stuff. See you there!

5 November 2016
 

The Perfect Stocking Filler: A Delicious Mandolin!


New to IG is this Ashbury AM-200 all-solid mandolin. It has a solid spruce top, maple (it looks like maple from the inside!) back and sides. It's a classy instrument for anyone on the hunt for a well-built and reasonably-priced mando.

Other recent arrivals include an Aria STG: a perfect starter electric, and something a bit different, what we're calling the Frankenstein Kramer. It's a cool guitar with a certain EVH vibe fitted with a quality Gibson humbucker.

They'll all be on Cambridge Market this Sunday, along with the usual bunch of strings, picks, accessories, gigbags and stuff. Come have a look if you're in town!

29 October 2016
 

Hank Marvellous!


This Squier Hank Marvin Strat has a hidden secret... it contains a set of Fender Custom '69 pickups wound by the legendary Abigail Ybarra in 2004! It's a smashing instrument in its own right, but these highly sough after single-coils really make it something special!

It's in lovely condition. It sounds great. What's stopping you? [It is sold]

10 October 2016
 

A Great Guitar in a Small Package!


Are you looking for a great small guitar? Then you have found one in the Taylor GS Mini!

It has a beautiful solid mahogany top, feels comfortable and sounds like a real, quality instrument. It has the legendary Taylor build quality, a proper NT neck and comes with a really tough, hard-padded gigbag.

It is a lovely! [It is sold]

12 September 2016
 

An Underrated Gem


Before acquiring the Recording King brand, Johnson guitars were producing fine instruments like this JO-27: a Martin-style 000 with solid woods featuring excellent build quality and lovely tone. This is a great chance to pick up a smashing guitar at a bargain price!

Don't miss out! [Too late: you have missed out]

25 August 2016
 

A Treat from the Far-East


Another guitar you don't see very often: a 1980s Fender Contemporary Strat from Japan [sold!]. The Contemporary series of instruments were the first guitars to leave Japan bearing the iconic Fender name and came from the same FujiGen factory as the renowned 'JV' Squier series. We've set this one up and it's ready to rock!

13 August 2016
 

Another Magnificent Rare Beast!


Every now and then (i.e. hardly ever), we'll put together an instrument of our own. Here one example: the Imperial Guitars Knotwork #1 featuring carving and pyrography by our very own Naomi. It's totally unique!

And here is your non-red electric: a blue Yamaha ERG 121!

09 August 2016
 

A Magnificent Rare Beast!


This is the incredibly rare, brilliant Yamaha The FS. This might be your only chance to get your hands on one of these beauties. Features premium woods throughout: solid sitka spruce top, solid mahogany back and sides. It's your favourite Yamaha folk guitar turned up to 11.

We've also anothe red electric: a Hamer Slammer CT-212: you get a whole lotta guitar for your dollar (or pound, I suppose). Don't fear, though! We've a blue electric on its way!

05 August 2016
 

Getting Crafty!


A great chance to pick up a brilliant guitar at a brilliant price. This Crafter D6/N came to us in superb condition... save for a cracked headstock! We've patched it up and it's ready to go!

Also! We have some new things: including this ultra-cute Countryman DUB Jr mini open-back banjolele, a nice Countryman Greenhorn acoustic, more Star Singer slides and probably loads of other stuff I've forgotten about.

23 July 2016
 

Keepin' It Fresh!


Here is a really lovely Freshman FA1GAM: it is a grand auditorium-sized guitar with a top-notch solid sitka spruce top and delicious quilted maple back and sides.

We also have a 1970s Eko Ranger and another nice Squier Strat, this one from Fender's 50th anniversary year: 1996.

See you on Sunday!

12 July 2016
 

Another day, another Squier


We have a lesser-spotted maple fingerboard Squier Strat on the stall. It has beautiful candy apple red plumage and sings just like an American Strat!

Also, we now stock Ernie Ball Cobalt strings for the first time, plus other Slinky merch for string nerds.

See you on Sunday!

25 June 2016
 

Rock n' roll!


Hey! So, new to us is this Peavey Rockingham B6: a really cool Gretsch-a-like that comes with a US-made Bigsby B6 vibrato [too late: it's gone!].

We also have the all-time reigning champ of quality starter electrics: the Squier Affinity Stratocaster [sold!] by Fender. Come and try it out and see why it's the #1 recommended guitar for learners!

17 June 2016
 

Pacific Specifics!


We have a great starter guitar for sale: the all-conquering beast, the Yamaha Pacifica [now sold]! It's in smashing condition, and we've set it up so it plays really well! Check it out: it's only 90 quid!

Hope to see you on Sunday! Don't forget we have a large range of strings—for all fretted instruments—and a bunch of other accessories: string winders, polish, capos, picks, strap locks, cables, stands, hangers... and more?

28 May 2016
 

Folk-size Fun!


New to the stall is this Fender CF-60 steel-string acoustic [it's gone now]. It's a great value guitar for starters, those looking for a backup instrument, or a smaller guitar for travelling.

We've also got in a Martin Smith acoustic guitar kit which includes everything you need to get started: tuner, stand, strings, the lot! [now sold, sorry!]

Pop along on Sunday, take a look, and say hello!

21 May 2016
 

Budget Banjos!


We've a few fine entry-level banjos on the stall including this Deacon BJ-005 5-String Resonator with a quality Remo Weatherking head. It's been restrung, setup and is ready to rock (or folk, or whatever) and is a steal at only 99.

Keep your eyes peeled as we add more things to the website! Also, we're looking for nice testimonials from our repair customers, if that's not too cheeky a thing to ask. If you've been delighted by our repair and setup offerings, please get in touch and help us spread the word! Thanks!

02 May 2016
 

Bold As Brass!


The beauty you see is the Busker Chicago, one of the newer models from resonator aces Busker Guitars. This little fella has a very, very shiny nickel-plated brass body, mahogany neck, Continental cone and comes with a pod-style semi-rigid case. It's a beaut! First come, first serve!

Keep your eyes peeled as we add more things to the website! Also, we're looking for nice testimonials from our repair customers, if that's not too cheeky a thing to ask. If you've been delighted by our repair and setup offerings, please get in touch and help us spread the word! Thanks!

New UK-made Stuff!


We're the happy new stockist of two great products made on these shores!

StumbleCol cigar-box guitars are hand-made in Cambridge by local craftsman and player Colin Merry.

Each instrument is made from a real cigar-box, comes with bone nut and saddle and has two internal piezo pickups: and, unlike many cigar-box guitars you see, they're all fretted! We stock 3-, 4- and 6-string models.

Star Singer ceramic slides are handmade by Dolfinn Ruby Star Singer in Glastonbury. Each is unique, durable, beautiful... and they sound great! The slides are available in a variety of colours and sizes.

You should come and check them out!