We borrowed our neighbours Lamborghini to show off this magnificent Ibanez neck thru RG style axe. It's a 2009 RGT 42 DXFM and a mighty fine piece of kit it is - expertly set up by a Ballarat luthier and in as new condition this a great example of the genre and at $795 in case it represents great buying, and yes I have driven the Lambo (thanks Vic) and it is very exhilarating !
If you would like to see the guys from Guitars Plus performing live head down to Moorabin on Sundays - from 3.30 or so Lost Patrol and Two Dogs will be playing - great venue - $5 beers & ciders - lovely cocktails for the ladies and tasty guitar based Rock for the guys. Sunday 16th for Simon Crofts band and a week later (23rd) for Two Dogs - Chris's outfit, watch this space for more local live band action.
No we have not got the photos back to front!! Guitars Plus has an unusually large range of left handed guitars - about twenty all together - including these three beauties; l-r , Parker Fly, Edwards Les Paul and Epiphone Korina Explorer. They are all in beautiful pre loved condition and all ready to play. More details on request, but there are, as well as the ones pictured, two Tokai Japanese Les Paul's, four Strats, several acoustics and a Line 6 Variax. Don't ring about Telecasters guys 'cos there is none!!
Chris will be at the Melbourne Ukulele Festival this coming weekend - Saturday & Sunday 8th & 9th March - fixing - valuing and displaying. Come snd say g'day. Some days ukes outsell guitars and we always have a decent range of Tiki, Anuenue and Mojo instruments, but our love of older instruments and our ability to fix up and restore them have meant that we have assembled an array of mainland, Hawaiian and Asian not mention a few English and American Banjo Ukes in the last few years and we are putting several out for sale. Prices vary but ring or email for specific desires, Chris has become quite an expert over the last ten years and has studied instruments in collections in Australia and museums in London as well as Hawaiian shops, as well as the myriad ukes that keep turning up at the store to be fixed. Come and see us with your uke requirements and on a finishing note the new release of Five 0 Sub $50 ukes in a new range of colours and matching coloured bridges are the best yet.
Guitars Plus have two fantastic examples of Gibson's premier Les Paul model to offer. At the top is a 1983 Custom with a factory fitted Kahler (branded Gibson) vibrato system fitted. One owner since about 1988 and now 30 years old, this 1980s iconic guitar has been serviced and set up and ready for a new home. Works incredibly well and would suit a covers band or a metal player that wants the fat creamy found associated with this kind of guitar but would like the shimmer available with some kind of bar. All original bar the Framptonesque cream pickup surrounds we have fitted, black are now in stock and we can fit these if desired. The other is a Cherry three pickup example from 1976. Both on sale now!! These two beauties black and otherwise are two of about 15 Les Paul Gibson's we have for sale - several Gold Tops, a Les Paul Signature and a particularly nice 1974 Standard, this being the first year of the proper Standard re-introduction. More photos soon or email for specific requirements. STOP PRESS - JIMMY PAGE LES PAUL CUSTOM # 471 - JPC serial # (Jimmy Page Custom). Unusual pick up selector switch unique to this guitar - and Bigsby factory fitted of course. Photos up soon.
From Left to right, Jimmy Page Gibson,, Edwards Les Paul from Japan, and a very cool Dark Fire that the shop has recently sold. Always let us know if you seek something special - you'd be amazed at the amount of guitars the store sells that never go on our site.
Real and Unreal - a real USA Rickenbacker 360 12- mid nineties on the left, and on the right - Unreal pricing on these Tokai built 'Rebelrocker' electric 12st.
Guitars Plus is 31 years this year (8th November 1982 we opened as Musical Repair & Trading Co.) Chris Voce and Ross Nicol along with Ray Luckhurst a friend of Chris's also from London, started it all up and changed the name in about 1991 to Guitars Plus. Arriva Derci Ross - who is returning to his native New Zealand later this year, it will be the passing of an era when Abbey Sound shuts its doors soon. This is a shot of Chris playing his Edwards Strat (an Eric Clapton Blackie copy) at a Two Dogs gig. Chris and Ross played in the Davey Bros band back in the eighties when this business was established, and Chris continues to gig around the Bayside area today, together with John Benfield, John worked for Roland in the 1980s and was the first rep to visit our store. I can't remember the first guitar we sold, but I can remember the first Gibson - a 1975 Les Paul Special, and the first Fender was a 1968 Candy Apple Red Strat. Thanks to all our many local - and not so local - regular clients and customers, and there isn't a day goes by without meeting a new customer, with a guitar problem, or to come and buy one. We have three generations of customers in the one family around this neck of the woods 30 years is a long time, so our appreciation goes out to all of you. Thanks too to all our many suppliers over the years, especially Sid West, Lamberti Brothers, Jade Sound and Maton Guitars, and also to past employees- too many to name but stand out contributions from Paul Howett, Ray Luckurst, Dan's Hobson, Zylinski, and Hawley and Neale Farnelle Thanks to one and all,
Our store has good supplies of the new breed of coated guitar stings in stock, both Elixir and D'Addario. Remarkable performance with massive longevity. Come in today and have them fitted to your favourite guitar. These strings have been in short supply around Melbourne, but we are pleased to report the shop has plenty of stock for counter sales and workshop supplies.
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Australia phone : (03) 9597 0423
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Address : 5 Melrose Street
Sandringham, Vic 3191, Australia
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