Photos of some of the beautiful and unusual guitars which I have owned, restored, or sold.
Guitars which are currently for sale will be listed on the FOR SALE page
1959 DALLAS Tuxedo
First advertised in April 1959, the Dallas Tuxedo was amongst the earliest British guitars to be mass-produced.
First Advert for a British-Built electric guitar, Melody Maker, 25th April 1959
Designed by Dick Sadleir, with woodwork by Stuart Darkins (provider of early Vox Guitars' woodwork), this early example may even predate that advertisement, since it is fitted with an Elpico Pickup mounted on wooden plinth (more commonly, later examples were fitted with electrics supplied by Harry Weill)
Pickguard is clear plastic sprayed black on underside.