The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #73094 Message #3769902
Posted By: GUEST,punkfolkrocker
01-Feb-16 - 12:52 PM
Thread Name: 60/70s guitars
Subject: RE: 60/70s guitars
My first guitar was approx xmas 1974.
A Shaftesbury acoustic from my mum's mail order catalogue.
[the big book containing everything, including pages of ladies in nothing but their bras and panties]
I reckon it would have been about £45.00 before HP charges.
Bolt on neck, probably a rebadged EKO ???
I stuck a Schaller pickup on it and gigged it through a vox AC30, then a HH 100 watt combo.
The bridge eventually raised up cracking the soundboard last time I'd used, then sadly discarded it.
Found it again 3 years ago, smelling of stale cat pee and mildew, when I cleared out my deceased siblings flat.
Sibling apparently took it on and payed a 'luthier' to fix it with chicken wire and car body filler.
Maybe I should restring it...??? 😬