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Guitars Galore

P1010126at the Pendle Guitar Festival at the ACE centre in Nelson, Lancashire.

P1010089Among a wonderful array of instruments I spotted this unusual Duesenberg Double Cat guitar.

Its art deco logo tops off a guitar which seems to be made up from a range of other guitar features.

The cat’s eye f-hole is a bit like a Rickenbacker but even more like a Gretsch I have with that shape of f-hole.

The fact there is only one is reminiscent of a Telecaster Thinline and the vibrato arm looks decidedly Bigsby-ish.  For all that it’s a lovely-looking guitar with a nice price tag (around £1,400).

P1010092Talking of Bigsby there was a nice display of guitars fitted with a Bigsby or similar.


John, another exhibitor, had a great collection of guitars from the sixties (bottom photos).

These included not only some lovely Telecasters but some Hofner Clubs, budget guitars probably most famous for being played by the Searchers’ rhythm guitarist.

In addition to the hundreds of guitars on display there were also mandolins and ukeleles, something I have posted on before.

I asked permission to take these photographs and most owners and exhibitors were happy to let me, although I had a difference of opinion with one exhibitor who had signs up expressly forbidding photographs as he was paranoid about being ripped off on e-bay.


Author: mikethepsych

He says he's a psychologist but aren't we all?

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