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

1961 FASAN 'Commander'

1961 FASAN 'Commander'

1961 FASAN 'Commander'

One of two known examples of this deluxe, high-end model by Franz Sandner.

 

1961 FASAN 'Commander'

Features 'Ideal' Pickup and distinctive 1961 truss-rod fittings

1961 FASAN 'Commander'

This Example has a npn-original bridge & Tailpiece

1961 FASAN 'Commander'

A Second Example

One other example of this guitar, recorded as being a "Hopf Commodore" (sic - note "Commander" is hand-etched on tailpiece, 'Hopf' was, I suspect, an educated guess), was the subject of a feature by Michael Wright in Vintage Guitar Magazine's "The Different Strummer"

1961 FASAN 'Commander'

1961 FASAN 'Commander'

1961 FASAN 'Commander'

This same guitar recently appeared on ebay (below).

1961 FASAN 'Commander'

(note identifying points: repaired neck break, covered with amateurish black splodge, filled off-centre strap-button hole in neck heel cap)

 

Features presumed original deluxe tailpiece, with seemingly hand-engraved name "Commander"

1961 FASAN 'Commander'

1961 FASAN 'Commander'

1961 FASAN 'Commander'

 

An Acoustic Variant:

Non-Electric Archtop, with Simplified non-deluxe appointments: Non-checquered Body-Binding, unbound neck with dot inlays

 

A Related Model:

c.1963 FASAN 'Commander'

Later model with same body shape, but normal truss-rod fitting, regular f-holes, and knobs fitted without separate control-plate

c.1963 FASAN 'Commander'

Dot fret-markers, and changed pickguard shape