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Guitars for sale

I have too many acoustic guitars at the moment and therefore have decided to put more up for sale.

Kiso Suzuki Violin Co. LTD. WE-150
Kiso Suzuki WE-150
Dreadnought acoustic, Made in Japan,1980, 250€ SOLD

Hondo D-18 Made in Korea
Hondo D-18
Dreadnought acoustic, Made in Korea, mid 1980′s, 70€ SOLD

Vintage V880N Parlour acoustic
Vintage V880N
Parlour acoustic, 2009, 200€ SOLD

Eko Ranger VI
Eko Ranger VI
Dreadnought acoustic, Made in Italy, 1970′s, 80€ SOLD

 Cort AD-850 NS 2004
Cort AD-850 NS
 Dreadnought acoustic, Hand built in China, 2004, 70€ SOLD

Guitars for sale

I have realised that I have too many acoustic guitars at the moment and therefore have decided to put 3 more up for sale.

Hondo D-18 Made in Korea
Hondo D-18
Dreadnought acoustic, Made in Korea, mid 1980′s, 70€ SOLD

Eko Ranger VI
Eko Ranger VI
Dreadnought acoustic, Made in Italy, 1970′s, 80€ 
SOLD

Cort AD-850 NS 2004
Cort AD-850 NS
 Dreadnought acoustic, Hand built in China, 2004, 70€ SOLD

Vintage V880N Parlour acoustic, 2009

Vintage V880N Parlour acoustic, 2009, 200€ Reserved
I bought this in London since it was the best sounding parlour guitar I could find. It sounded and felt better than guitars that cost 350-550€. It’s very easy to play and has a great tone to it. Here is a link to the UK importer John Hornby Skewes & Co. Ltd.  V880N RRP £229.00

Vintage V880N
Definitely one of our favourites! We think you’d have a hard job finding a better steel string guitar at this price The full scale length on a small body gives it a full, bright sound which makes it perfect for fingerpicking.

Top: Solid Cedar
Back: Mahogany
Sides: Mahogany
Binding: Golden Herribone/Maple – Top, Black/Maple – Sides
Soundhole: Inlayed Multiply B/W Golden Herribone
Back: Inlay Black/Maple
Neck: Nato
Fingerboard: Sonokeling
Bridge: Sonokeling
Saddle: Compensated
Scale: 648mm
Tuners: Classical style 3-in-line, Amber Buttons

Hondo D-18

Hondo D-18

About a month ago I stumbled upon a Korean made Hondo D-18 acoustic guitar in a Cash converter. It only had 1 string and looked like shit but I was intrigued by the challenge to see if it I could get it to sing. I took it home, cleaned it up and restrung it and the first thing that hit was the tone. It has a really warm and nice tone, way deeper than any of my other acoustics. I’m not sure how old it is, I guess the 1981 on the label is referring to the company name and not the year it was made but it must be from the early to mid 1980’s.

Hondo D-18

I changed the machine heads for a set of fake tulip Grovers that I bought on eBay about a year ago. Then I fitted a strap button and my old 1970’s Shadow pickup that I used to have on a 12 year old Cort I kept in the rehearsal room. It was the normal procedure, drill a pilot hole and then put some wax on the screw and fit the button. I had to widen the hole quite a lot to get the end pin jack in, but that was pretty straight forward as well with a round file. I do hate to fit end pin jacks since my underarm is to wide to fit in the sound hole so it’s quite pain full experience. If you have a girlfriend with slender arms nearby that is to recommend but mine was out of the house when I did this. I have to say that I’m pretty pleased with both the sound and the look of this guitar, the grain is amazing.

Hondo D-18

I had a cheap Artec MSP-50 pickup at home so I fitted that in my old Cort and then installed the Shadow pickup in the Hondo.

Hondo D-18

Hondo D-18

Hondo D-18

Hondo D-18

Update 2013-09-14
The Hondo D-18 is sold now. This is how happy Iñaki was when he bough it.

Hondo D-18 sold