2nd Hand

Second Hand Instruments

We are closed for the Queens Jubilee from Thursday the  02/06/22 to Friday the 03/06/22.

If you have any enquires you can get in touch by email curvysounds@yahoo.com or through the website or ring 07725524928.


We buy and sell second hand instruments. We aim to keep broken guitars out of landfill,so we fix and restore them and make them play better than ever.

We offer a lovely range of second hand guitars, all of which have unique characters and stories and each sounds and feels so different. All of them are given a Curvy Sounds service when they arrive,so they are fixed and set up to play like a dream.

If you can, come in and test them out,see what suits you!

If you are from further afield and can't come to the shop,but are interested in a second hand guitar,email us at curvysounds@yahoo.com and we will give you an in depth, description of the instrument .



Second Hand Instruments

Accordion -Scarlatti 72 Button Bass Accordion
( AccordionScarlatti72 )

This 72 button Scarlatti Bass Accordion is in excellent condition, with comfortable, fat, padded leather straps and a hard case.It has, 3 voice, 34 treble keys, 5 register. It comes with a hard case. It is second hand but hardly played.

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Ashbury A Style Bluegrass Mandolin
( AshburyAStylebluegra )

This Beautiful Mandolin has been reduced from £620 to £550. This Ashbury A style Bluegrass Mandolin is a beautifully made, high end, Mandolin.It feels amazing to play and its solid spruce top and solid curly Maple back and sides give it a gorgeous rich ,resonant tone. It has a 1 piece curly Maple Neck with an ivoroid bound ebony finger board, a bone nut and an...

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Barnes and Mullens Tenor Ukulele 'The Gresse' BMUKO T
( B&M Tenor Uke Gresse )

Barnes and Mullens -Tenor Ukulele- 'The Gresse'- BMUKO T This Barnes and Mullens, Tenor Ukulele is a real beauty, with Spalted Maple back and sides and an Abalone Rosette.It's solid spruce top , gives it a beautiful rich, bright tone. Specifications: spalted maple on the back and sides solid spruce top maple neck rosewood...

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( Balalaika )

This beautiful little Balalaika is being sold to raise money for Ukraine- a Russian instrument making reparations for the damage being caused by Putin to Ukraine! It is practically brand new , unplayed and in mint condition. It is a Prima Balalaika tuned to EEA.Sometimes in Russia, the Balalaika is tuned "guitar style to GBD( mimincking the 3 highest strings of the...

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5-String Banjo Barnes & Mullins 1930's
( Banjo Barnes&Mullins )

Reduced from £500 to £400. This Barnes & Mullins 5 string Banjo was made in the 1930's .It's unusual headstock with the diamond shaped carved top makes this a very rare Banjo.The only other I have found with a similar headstock was made by JG Abbot ,who began making Banjos in the 1890's and then worked for Barnes and Mullins making Banjos in the early...

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Carvin AE185
( Carvin AE185 )

  This Carvin AE185 is an incredibly versatile, semi acoustic Guitar, that was first made in 1994.This Guitar is one made in America in the first years of production in the 90's. The Carvin custom shop allowed the customer to select from hundreds of different features that you could upgrade from the standard model,this Guitar features a cream finish, upgraded...

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Cello 4/4 Primavera Prima 200
( Cello 4/4 Prima 200. )

This Primavera full size 4/4 -Prima 200 Outfit- comes with bow and soft carry case with back pack straps.  This is a high quality Student Cello, with a hand carved Spruce and Maple body, with ebony fittings, which produces a beautiful warm, mellow tone! It was voted 'best bowed instrument' 2 years in a go. This instrument is second hand but is in...

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Cremona Borisov
( Ceremona Borisov )

This Glamtastic ,Sparkley ,Gem of a Guitar is a 'Borisov', made by Cremona, in Russia in 1979. It looks fantastic and can produce an amazing range of tones and textures, with it's 3 single coil pick ups ,active treble booster, split tone control and fat tremelo system. Be warned that you need big hands to play this , as the top of the back of the...

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Cort 5 string Bass
( Cort 5string Bass )

Reduced  from £200 to £160. Cort 5 String Bass. GB35 Tuned to a low B-great sub base frequencies .Stonking Fat Sound! Well balanced to hold and it's Curvy sounds set up, with low action makes it really easy to play. Made in Indonesia Serial number: 021114215 Body:Agathis Neck :Canadian Maple ...

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Cort G110 Junior
( Cort G110 Junior )

This Cort G110 Junior 3/4 size would make an excellent starter electric Guitar for a budding young player. With 3 single coil pickups and a 5 way switch it offers a fantastic range of tones  to experiment and play with,helping to inspire and exite, the next generation of Rock and roll Legends, in the making! Specifications: Body:Agathis. Neck:Maple , C...

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Double Bass- Electric upright hand crafted by Brian Dixon
( Double Bass Electric )

This Electric upright Double bass was designed and handcrafted by local Luthier Brian Dixon. It's side arm is designed to keep the instrument balanced and in place as you play, but it also unscrews making this bass easily portable and allows it to take up very little room in your home.  It is made with a Sycamore neck,Ash body, Maple bridge and Mahogany...

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Epiphone SG
( Epiphone SG )

This Epiphone SG , is an total classic,and with it's heavy duty Bigsby Trem, Dual humbucker pickups, 3 way switch and double tone and volume controls, its got a huge range of textures and tones that you can pull out of it, to create an absolute Riot! Whatsmore its Cherry red satin finish (which allows the grain to show through) set against the black scratch...

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Fender Acoustic Sonoran SCE Electro Acoustic
( Fender Sonoran SCE )

This Fender Sonoran SCE is a handsome dreadnought cutaway in Candy Apple Red.With a solid Spruce top and Laminate Mahogany back and sides it has excellent projection of volume and a lush, rich tone.The C Shaped neck makes it comfortable to play and the cut away allows you to reach those chords at the bottom of the neck. The Fishman pick up gives it a lovely, warm, resonant tone...

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Fender Strat Plus 1988
( Fender Strat Plus 88 )

This Fender Stratocaster Plus was made in America in 1988. It's three Fender Lace Sensor Gold pickups sound amazing and are reliably hum free.The 5 way switch and 2 tone controls give the guitar a fantastic wide range of tones and textures. Its Wilkinson metal roller nut, with a Curvy Sounds set up have given it a lovely low action and smooth frets,making it a joy...

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Gibson Les Paul Deluxe 1985
( GibsonLesPaulDeluxe )

This Gibson Les Paul Deluxe was made in 1985.It was the second wave of Les Pauls made by Gibson, after they had discontinued them for a while.The second wave were fitted with minihumbuckers. This Les Paul Deluxe's made in this era were of extreemly high quality,they were put together with great care, and you can really feel this when you play this Guitar.They were also...

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Godin SD
( Godin SD )

Godin SD. This Sunshine yellow Godin with it's pearloid scratch plate is, so good to look at, it's cheerful disposition cannot fail to make you smile.!         It was bought in Canada 17 years ago in 2002.                                          ...

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Gretsch G5129
( Gretsch G5129 )

This Gretsch G5129 Electromatic was made in Korea in 2004 Serial number KP04050257 It looks fabulous with its red Firebird finish and black back and sides.  Its Maple top and Mahogany back and sides give it a lucious , balanced, sound, with a wide range of tones that can be pulled out from the two DeArmond 2000 pickups, a 3 way switch, 2 tone...

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Guild DCE1-BLK
( Guild DCE1-BLK )

This Gorgeous Guild DCE1-BLK Electro Acoustic cutaway was made in 1995. It has a solid Spruce top and Mahogany back and sides, with Rosewood fingerboard.It has had a life and has a few dents in the headstock and the edge of the guitar and some scratches and a couple of little dents in the body, but it still looks fantastic ,plays like a beauty and has a gorgeous warm ,bright tone....

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Guild JS1 CH Bass Guitar
( Guild JS1 CH )

This Guild JS1 CH Bass was made in the USA in 1973.It is made of solid Mahogany body and neck with a Rosewood Fingerboard. It was found in a bad way, by renowned Local Luthier, Kevin Parsons, who restored it with new tuners and new hardware and Dearmond pickups.It has lived a life and its body is well and truly reliced by its rock and roll past, but it is a beautiful bass, full of...

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Hand crafted Telecaster
( HandCraftedTelecaste )

This hand crafted Telecaster was made by Michael Kennedy in 2010. It has a Solid Ash with a Maple neck. 2 Seymour Duncan single coil pick ups,with a 5 way switch and a bridge pick up setting that gives you a Jerry Donahue sound! You can also get into the back of the guitar to adjust the 2 capacitors and 2 resistors to your taste. Specifications:...

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Hofner Senator kathryn Williams
( HofnerSenatorkathryn )

Hofner Senator. We are selling this Hofner Senator for the exquisite singer songwriter Kathryn Williams.If you dont know her work ,check her out, she is totally amazing-  https://www.kathrynwilliams.co.uk So if you fancy a guitar to inspire you to create beautiful songs ,this might be just the thing. This Guitar has the most incredible sustain, which lasts for...

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Ibanez Fanned Fret AELFF10-NT120
( Ibanez AELFF10-NT120 )

Ibanez bought this innovatively designed Fan Fret out in 2016 . The point of a Fan Fret (other than looking fabulous) is that it gives equal string tension throughout the guitar, better comfort on large chords and a tighter response on the lower strings.This is becuase with a Fan Fret the lower strings have a longer scale length than the higher strings.This longer scale length increases...

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Ibanez Jet King
( Ibanez Jet King )

 This is the first version of the Jet King III ,introduced by Ibanez in 2008,in homage to the "pawnshop" copies made by Ibanez in the 1960's .It has since been discontinued and is becoming  very collectable and sought after now.  It's split pick guards , offset shape  and "Red Bean" finish, give it a super cool , retro...

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Ibanez TQMI
( Ibanez TQM1 )

This Guitar has been reduced from £1799 to £1600. This Ibanez TQM1 has been made to the specifications of renowned Guitarist Tom Quayle.Tom Quayle is a Fusion Guitartist of extreeme technical talent,known for his Legato technique creating a sound that is smooth and flowing,hammering and pulling off his fingers rather than picking. He says about this guitar...

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Kevin Parsons Steel String
( Kevin Parsons Steel )

This Guitar is totally unique! Designed and hand crafted by renowned Luthier, Kevin Parsons, who has made instruments for Pete Towsend,Ronnie Wood & Danny Harrison. This Guitar is beautifully made with solid Cedar top and Mahogany back and sides.With its oval sound hole,set against the double scratch plate and the interlocking shapes of bridge and tail piece,it is has a striking,...

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Kevin Parsons Rezo'Strat
( KevinParsonRezoStrat )

Renowned Luthier, Kevin Parsons has started to have fun in his retirement and as far as we know he has invented an entirely new instrument in this Rezo'strat! He has created a Strat style body ,routed it out ,put a resonator cone inside ,and given it a perforated metal fronting. There is a Piezo pickup under the bridge and a microphone in the chamber in the body....

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Kevin Parsons Baritone
( KevinParsonsBaritone )

This Baritone has been made by local Luthier Kevin Parsons.He has created it out of a blank Squier Fender body with a 1/2 Telecaster bridge and a Maple Neck.He's used an awesome Bartolini pickup  ,which can then be halved into a single coil with a coil splitter switch.The volume control comes from a vintage Fender Amp. A unique guitar,a total one off!  Get...

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King Semi Acoustic
( King semi acoustic )

This King Semi Acoustic is a very unusual guitar, with its Les Paul body shape, hollow body with f holes and tailpiece and classical style headstock. It's gold hardware gives it a bit of bling and looks great against the maple spalted with its sunburst finish . Its soap bar pickups on the hollow body give it a lush tone and with its Curvy Sounds set up it...

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Freshman Manuel Ferrino MFD Classical Guitar
( Manuel Ferrino MFD )

This Freshman Manuel Ferrino MFD, Electro Acoustic ,Classical Guitar, is being sold to raise money for Ukraine and Afghanistan.The customer we bought it from has already given the £200 we paid to Ukraine.When we sell it £100 will got Ukraine and £100 To Afghanistan (as their plight is in danger of being eclipsed by the Ukrainian conflict). Its a lush ,high...

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Ozark 5 String Banjo Open backed
( Ozark 5 string Banjo )

Ozark 5 String Banjo . Open backed. This would make a great starter Banjo for someone wanting to learn. It has had a full Curvy Sounds set up and has a freshly tightened drum skin giving it a bright, bold sound and low action, making it easy to play.

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Reverend Airsonic
( Reverend AirsonicW )

Reverend Guitars was founded by the innovative Luthier and Amplifier maker Joe Naylor in 1997. He designed this futuristic looking Reverned Airsonic as hybrid between a solid body and a semi acoustic.The raised central block of the guitar lends the guitar the density of sound of a solid body , while the thin wings and thru- body- f-holes as Naylor...

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Richwood RW 830NT Mandolin
( Richwood Mandolin )

Richwood Mandolin RW 830NT This is a excellent, beginners Mandolin. It has a Spruce Laminate top  and Rosewood Fingerboard, with moveable bridge and has a lovely bright tone. With a Curvy Sounds set up it plays beautifully.

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Schecter diamond series PT Fastback
( Schecter PT fastback )

You can get £20 off this Guitar if you buy direct in the shop or by bank transfer as we then don't have to contend with Paypal fees. Schecter Diamond series PT Fastback. This guitar has been gigged hard and has some dinks and marks, but it plays like a Demon . Specifications: Body Material:Mahogany....

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( Sitar )

This Sitar has a single toomba/ gourd design ,as with all traditional Gandar/Pancham Sitars.It is a middle range Sitar,but this one is extra ornate with beautiful scrolling carved, floral design on the front of the gourd.  It has 12 taraf pegs for sympathetic string tuning, and 7 swirl design pegs for main string tuning. The inlays are simulated mother of pearl and the bridges...

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Smith Melobar Guitar
( Smith Melobar )

You can get £40 off this Guitar if you buy direct in the shop or by bank transfer as we then don't have to contend with Paypal fees. This very Rare Smith Melobar Guitar was designed by Walt Smith in 1967  to be a lapsteel with a 45 degree neck ,so that could be played standing up like a Guitar.The first Melobars were made in the Mosrite Factory in Califorina.After...

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Spector Performer Bass Guitar
( Spector Bass Guitar )

Spector Performer Bass Guitar. Bling Sparkle Gold finish! It's Spector NS body shape makes it extreemly comfortable to play.It is a well made and versatile bass. Specifications: Emg-hz pick up. One piece Rock Maple set neck. Rosewood fingerboard. 1 volume control. 1 tone control.    

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Starway Teisco 60's Guitar
( Starway Teisco )

This Starway TEISCO was made in Japan in the 60's.It is a hugely characterful guitar,with its massive headstock, giant cream pick up switches and 60’s witches hat volume & tone controls. With a Curvy Sounds set up, it now plays better than it ever did in the 60’s and it sounds sublime! If you buy this guitar in the shop,you get £15 off as we don't...

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Starway with Striped Scratch plated
( StarwayTeiscoStriped )

This Starway TEISCO was made in Japan in the 60's. This is the Deluxe model of the Starway ,with it's gleaming chrome striped scratch plate. It is a hugely characterful guitar,with its massive headstock, giant pick up switches marked mic 1 & mic 2 and 60’s witches hat volume & tone controls.  It's fat ,heavy duty tremelo system, works...

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Takamine EG260C
( Takamine EGC260C )

This Takamine EG260C-BK is in mint condition, having hardly been played.It is an excellent Electro Acoustic for the price, a solidly made, workhorse of a guitar, with laminate spruce top, Mahogany back and sides and Rosewood fingerboard and produces a great bright sparkley tone.The TP-G preamp and  piezo undersaddle pick up,gives it a lovely expressive sound....

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Tokai SG
( Tokai SG )

Tokai SG. This is a great guitar,Chinese made but a fantastic player with great mischevious, squalling tone! Specifications: Body:Mahogany Neck:Maple-set Neck. Fingerboard: Rosewood.

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Ukulele Soprano -Harmony Roy Smeck
( Uke Harmony Roy Smec )

This Soprano Ukulele was made by Harmony in the mid 60's.It was a Uke designed and endorsed by Roy Smeck'The Wizard of Strings', a  much loved vaudeville Uke, Banjo and Guitar player, who became famous in the 20's playing on radio and in films and " captured the hearts and minds of audiences for more than six decades". Renowned local Luthier ,Kevin...

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Ukulele -Tenor -Kieth Stephens
( Uke-Tenor KiethSteph )

This Unusual, Triangular shaped, Tenor Ukulele, was designed and hand crafted by, talented local Luthier, Kieth Stephens in 2020.  Kieth makes his instruments from reclaimed wood from old furniture. He often finds beautiful hardwoods, in table tops, drawers and banisters and uses these to make his instruments . The body of this Tenor is made...

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UkuleleMagic Fluke Flea M30 Tiki Surf Soprano
( UkuleleFlea TikiSurf )

This Magic Fluke, Flea ,Tiki ,Surf Soprano Ukulele  pays homage to the Hawaian roots of the Ukulele, with its distinctive tribal, screen printed top, designed by the artist Evelyn Drew known as  the 'Tiki King' in California . It is a limited edition Uke,with a plastic moulded bowl back with walnut neck and fingerboard, which...

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Ukulele- Tenor -Kieth Stephens
( UkuleleTenKiethCedar )

This Triangular, Tenor, Ukulele was designed and hand crafted by talented local Luthier Kieth Stephens.He made it of reclaimed wood from old furniture,saving precious hardwood from landfill. The  Cedar Top is made from an old board,the Hondurus Mahogany Back and sides, from old drawer fronts.The long scale, Mahogany neck, is made from a Banister.The Maple Veneer on...

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Westfield Left Handed Bass
( WestfieldLefthandBas )

This Left handed Westfield Bass is being sold for Charity. It's pick up configuration gives it a classic Precision Bass sound.It has one Tone and one Volume control and a Chrome roller Bridge. This guitar makes,an excellent starter Bass for a Left handed player or a reliable workhorse ,that can tough it out in gigs, without needing to be precious with it!

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Yamaha Pacifica
( Yamaha Pacifica )

This Yamaha Pacifica is a classic Stratocaster shaped Guitar , with Tobacco burst finish.It has 2 single coil pickups in neck and middle position and a twin coil bridge pickup.These pickups combined with a 5 way switch and a master tone and a master volume knob, give the guitar a wide versatilty of style and tone. As with all Yamahas, this guitar is put together...

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