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Wilkinson

Morris W-50 1970's Made in Japan
I recently changed the machine heads on my 1970’s Japan made Morris W-50 to Wilkinson WJ28NGD open gear in gold and I couldn’t be happier

I have said it before but it’s worth mentioning again, I really like Wilkinson hardware for my guitars. I have their vintage bridge with compensated brass saddles on numerous of my Telecasters and their machine heads on even more acoustics and electrics. So far I have tried the following models, WJ01GD, WJ44CRGD, WJ309GD and now WJ28NGD on my new Morris W-50. Wilkinson machine heads are cheap, good quality, accurate and the gold doesn’t seem to fade straight away. They are made in Korea and was first distributed through John Hornby Skewes & Co. Ltd. but now you can find them pretty much everywhere. I bought mine from Axesrus which turned out to be really nice and helpful guys. The best part is that now you can get Wilkinson machine heads with either 8 mm or 10 mm bushings which is perfect since a lot of the Japan made acoustics comes with 10 mm holes. I don’t just randomly change the machine heads on all my guitars but I can’t stand the horrible bulky 1970’s closed machine heads in chrome that most Japanese guitars comes with. How much nicer doesn’t the Morris W-50 look now with these delicate open gear tuners in gold?

Wilkinson Machine headsWJ44CRGD, WJ309GD, WJ28NGD
Some guitars that got the Wilkinson treatment. Morris W-40 with Wilkinson’s WJ44CRGD which comes with cream buttons, not that horrible green tinted ones. My Levin 174 and K. Yairi TG-40 got upgraded with the amazing looking Art Deco inspired WJ309GD

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

Guitars for sale

The Epiphone Sheraton II is sold now but there are still plenty of guitars for sale.

Vintage VSA850 Hollow Body fake Gretsch White Falcon Vintage VSA850 Hollow Body fake Gretsch White Falcon, late 00’s, 450€ 400

For sale

I have created a For sale section in the top. If you wish to purchase any part of the Claes Collection just send me an email, contact details on the For sale page.

Epiphone Sheraton II Made in Korea, 1999, 500€

Epiphone Sheraton II Made in Korea, 1999, 500€