Guitar Gallery

65: – 651103 – Ray Mikus project (2003)

Saturday, November 7th, 2009


“White Falcon” style guitar with two Gretsch pickups and trapeze tailpiece.The customer supplied the hardware and pickups.

Note the custom inlay in the headstock.

This guitar appeared on the Music Swapshop website in 2011, suitably upgraded, looking like this…

64: – 640803- another RGec-59 (2003)

Saturday, November 7th, 2009


Candy apple red and two Golden Age humbucking pickups. Completed in August, 2004. This instrument was stolen from Music Aviva late in 2005.

63: – 63 0803 – RGec-59 – Arch-top semi-acoustic (2003)

Saturday, November 7th, 2009


Tacoma shape with Bigsby. Fitted with two Gretsch Filtertron pickups and painted in black acrylic. The guitar was made for a customer from Guitar Emporium.

61: – 61 0503 – RGec-59-Arch-top semi-acoustic (2003)

Saturday, November 7th, 2009


Tacoma shape with Bigsby and two basic P90 pickups. White acrylic.

This guitar appeared on the Grouse Guitar website in 2009 and was sold by Neil in 2011, after he used it for a year or so.

58: – 58 1202 – Al’s 6120 (2002)

Saturday, November 7th, 2009


This archtop was made after the two-tone green 6120-style prototype, No. 54. It featured figured anigre ply specially made for this project, and proper moulded arch top construction. The guitar was fitted with two Gibson pickups and a licensed Bigsby. It was finished in dark transparent blue and supplied with a case.

This guitar may well have been heard all around the world as the owner, television music composer Alastair Ford, has been responsible for the music for several high-rating TV shows including McLeod’s Daughters and Water Rats. Both programs have been sold to many overseas countries…

54: – 54 1101- 6120-style archtop (2002)

Saturday, November 7th, 2009


Prototype guitar based on the Gretsch 6120. Construction is perhaps more acoustic than arch top but a very satisfactory instrument. It is fitted with two De Armond USA pickups and licensed Bigsby and is painted Anniversary two-tone green. The guitar was sold but when the buyer couldn’t come up with the money, it became a demonstration model.

It was subsequently bought by my friend Tony van Roevan several years later and has since become his favourite guitar.