2nd Hand

Second Hand Instruments

We are Closed until Tuesday the 7th of September.

From then on we will be back to normal hours:-Tuesday to Saturday 10am- 5.30pm

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

Airline 59 Town and Country-Made by Eastwood
( Airline59Town&Countr )

'Airline 59 Town and Country' -made by Eastwood East wood made this Guitar in homage to the 'Town and Country' Airline made by Valco in 1955, to rival Gibson's Les Paul.  . In the words of Eastwood " We took an already great thing and made it better." Their Airline Town & Country model sports three Alnico Hot 10 humbuckers,...

£720.00
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Aquilla Accordion
( Aquilla Accordion )

Reduced from £150 to £80. This  Vintage ,Aquila, Seafoam green, Accordion, is a beautiful looking instrument, despite loosing its Aquilla Logo.It would be an excellent instrument for someone wanting to learn the Accordion. It has 12 buttons and 25 keys and plays well.

£80.00
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Aria ProII-TSB-550 Thor Sound Bass
( Aria Pro II -TSB-550 )

This Aria Pro II -TSB-550 Thor Sound Bass was made by Masumoko in Japan in 1980. It is an absolute stunner of a Bass with a through body in striped Ash and Mahogany. It's passive humbucker pick up gives it a lush, luminous deep tone with epic sustain due to the through body and brass nut and bridge.It also has a coil splitter, which makes the...

£675.00
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Ashbury AG-45 Parlour Guitar
( Ashbury AG-45 )

This Ashbury Parlour guitar is a lovely little instrument, very comfortable to play with its small body shape, and with its solid Cedar top and Mahogany back and sides it produces a good fingerpicking tone, with a powerful middle range. £5 off if you buy direct in the shop. Specifications: Solid Cedar top. Mahogany back and sides. Mahogany...

£205.00
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Ashbury AG-45 Parlour Guitar
( Ashbury AG-45 )

This Ashbury Parlour guitar is a lovely little instrument, very comfortable to play with its small body shape, and with its solid Cedar top and Mahogany back and sides it produces a good fingerpicking tone, with a powerful middle range. £5 off if you buy direct in the shop. Specifications: Solid Cedar top. Mahogany back and sides. Mahogany...

£205.00
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Brian Dixon Bass Guitar
( Brian Dixon BassGuit )

This Bass guitar was beautifully crafted by local Luthier Brian Dixon.He has used red Mahogany for the body,which is offset by a pale Maple scratch plate.The neck is Maple and the Fingerboard Rosewood.The precision bass pick, gives it a lush, deep, fat sound. It is a one off, a totally unique instrument and its natural finish allows the different coloured timbers...

£350.00
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Cort 5 string Bass
( Cort 5string Bass )

Reduced in the February Sale from £259 to £200. 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 ...

£200.00
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Danelectro 56
( Danelectro 56 Aqua )

This Danelectro 56 Reissue was made in 1997. It's Aquaburst finish gives it a fantastic icy,otherworldly, luminous quality- quite simply one of the most unique and funky Dano's we've had in the shop! Classic Dano 60's tone-a seriously cool guitar and a joy to play,light on the shoulders with a Curvy Sounds lovely low action on the neck. Specifications:...

£430.00
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Di Pinto Mach IV / Melody Mach
( Di Pinto Mach IV )

This Di Pinto Mach IV is a very rare and deeply cool guitar . Designed by Chris DiPinto in Philadelphia in Homage to the style of 60's Mosrite guitars.It looks incredible, with go-faster stripes that really pop against the metallic red body finish ,inlaid stars in the Rosewood fingerboard, and white pearloid in two stylish shaped scratch plates and headstock. The solid...

£750.00
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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...

£635.00
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Eastwood Sidejack HB DLX
( Eastwood Sidejack )

The Sidejack was designed by Eastwood Guitars in homage to the styling of Mosrite guitars made in America in the 1960's.With it's Cherry finish, this Guitar looks super cool and with the slim tapered neck it is a pleasure to play . The "HB" version has coil-tapped Alnico Hot-10 Humbuckers. Pull up the tone knob to get the surf tones, push it back...

£500.00
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Epiphone Explorer
( Epiphone Explorer )

This Epiphone Explorer was made in 2016.The Explorer is an exact replica of the Gibson Explorer designed in 1958 by Ted McCarty who was president of Gibson at the time.He was inspired by the extravagent tailfins of the 1950's Chryslers and Cadillacs he saw around him. The wild, angular shape of it is set pefectly, to balance beautifully, while you play. Its 2 humbucking...

£400.00
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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...

£350.00
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Epiphone Special II ES-175 VS Semi Acoustic
( Epiphone Special II )

This Epiphone Special II ES-175 VS was formerly owned by Paul Smith of Maximo Park,and he has offered to sign it, for a little extra ,if a Maximo fan is interested.This would undoubtedly raise the long term value of the guitar! Paul bought the guitar while on tour abroad,it was damaged .with a crack in the body at the bridge,but had been repaired.Andrew from Curvy Sounds has also...

£415.00
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Eros Dakota 606
( Eros Dakota 606 )

Eros Guitars were made in Italy by the Fuselli brothers, who formed their luthier business" the Fratelli Fuselli Company" in the mid 60's.Eros Guitars are so similar in their style and build to the 60's Eko Rangers,that many believe that the Fuselli brothers worked for Eko until a terrrible fire wiped out the Eko factory in 1966.After this the Fuselli brothers set up on...

£200.00
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Faith Mercury Trembesi
( FaithMercuryTrembesi )

This Faith Trembesi Mercury Acoustic Guitar is a beautiful instrument.It has a lovely luminous tone and the Indonesian solid Trembesi back and sides, give it a suprisingly bold punchy, projection , for it's small parlour shaped body.A seriously great guitar, easy to play with a brilliant bold sound ! You get £10 off if you buy direct from the shop ,as...

£360.00
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Fender Mexican Telecaster
( Fender Mexican Tele )

This Fender Standard Telecaster was made in Enselada in Mexico in 2017.It's Alder body with single coil pickups and 3 way switch, give it that classic Telecaster Tone.  Serial number :MX17917714   Specifications: Body:Alder Neck:Maple-C shaped. Fingerboard-Maple

£400.00
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Fender Stratocaster Texas Special 60th Anniversary
( Fender Strat 2014 )

This stunning, Seafoam green Texas Special, Stratocaster ,was made in America in 2014 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Fender Strat. It was formerly owned by Maximo Park's Guitarist, Duncan Lloyd ,so it has serious rock and roll credentials. He has treated it very carefully and never gigged with it , as a result it is in mint condition and with its Curvy Sounds set up, it...

£1140.00
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Framus Capri 5/53 Archtop
( Framus Capri 5/53 ar )

This Framus Capri 5/53 Archtop dates from 1958 and is an absolute beauty of a Guitar. It has been restored by the talented Local Luthier Kieth Stephen, who fixed and refinished the headstock and gave it a new Nut.These earlier models of Capri 5/53 had a non adjustable truss Rod, but the neck is good and straight and it plays like a dream. Specifications: Body:...

£445.00
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Freshman RENFWR
( Freshman RENFWR )

Freshman RENFWR This Freshman is a very pretty Guitar, with its colourful pearloid inlay rosette,set against its deep wine red finish. The dark sunburst edges of the guitar contrast  with the white binding ,accentuating the curve of its Folk shaped body. It's Sitika spruce top ,and Mahogany back and sides give it a bright...

£125.00
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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.                                          ...

£360.00
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Hofner Committee Thinline
( Hofner CommitteeThin )

The Hofner Commitee Thinline is the RollsRoyce of Hofner Guitars.It was exquisitely made in 1959 , with mother of pearl floral inlays on the ornately carved 'Frondose' headstock and neck, carved Spruce solid top, and  the most beautiful birds eye maple back with delicate inlay lacing on the base .This guitar is in  great conditon despite its age...

£2250.00
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Hofner HCT club solid
( Hofner CS10 )

Reduced in February Sale from £400 to £380 Hofner HCT club solid body This guitar breaks with the usual Hofner in that it is not a hollow body but instead is made of Solid Mahogany, with a flamed Maple Top.With its Hofner diamond series humbucking pickups it produces a fat, warm rock sound with a bags of sustain! Its Rosewood finger board with the...

£380.00
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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...

£500.00
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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...

£400.00
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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...

£1600.00
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Mandolin- Flattop Folk Mandolin made 1910
( Mandolin-FolkFlattop )

This Flat top, Folk Mandolin was made in 1910. It was found in a sorry state by local Luthier Keith Stephens,who restored it back to full health, fixing the internal struts and giving it a new Bridge and Fingerboard.It now plays beautifully, with a lovely luminous tone and it's round soundhole gives it an excellent level of projection. You get £10 off if you...

£155.00
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Martin Stemmer Classical
( Martin Stemmer )

This Martin Stemmer was made in Germany in the 1930's.

It's little parlor shaped body ,makes it really comfortable to play and it's charm has already beguiled many of our customers .It has a soft, gentle, easy tone and is an absolute pleasure to play!



£300.00
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Ovation Celebrity Deluxe Bowl Back Acoustic Guitar CC268
( Ovation Celebrity )

Ovation Celebrity Deluxe CC268 This beautiful bowl back Guitar was made in Korea, with Fiberglass   back and a birds eye Sycamore top.It has 15 sound holes of different sizes set in a abstract leafy inlay.The 15 sound holes are intended to make the top timber of the guitar vibrate in an even and uniform way, giving the guitar a purer tone. Specifications:...

£275.00
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Raimundo 130
( Raimundo 130 )

Raimundo always make beautiful, high qualtiy Spanish Classical guitars and this is no exception.This Raimundo 130 is made with a Solid Cedar top and Solid Rosewood sides and has a beautiful clean, pure sweet tone with an excellent level of volume. You get £20 off if you buy direct in the shop as e don't have to contend with paypal fees.   Specifications:...

£520.00
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Schecter diamond series PT Fastback
( Schecter PT fastback )

Reduced in February Sale from £500 to £480 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.                       :Finish:Tobacco...

£480.00
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Sitar
( 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...

£350.00
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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...

£465.00
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Takeharu G85
( Takeharu G85 )

Reduced in February Sale from  £285 to £265 . This Takeharu G85 was made in Japan in 1977 by the Suzuki Violin Company .It was named after the Japanese guitar player and composer Yamamoto Takeharu, who was greatly responsible for the rise of popularity of the Guitar in Japan.                        ...

£265.00
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Tanglewood Rebel 5K -5 string
( Tanglewood Rebel 5K )

Reduced in February sale from £175 to £155 Tanglewood Rebel 5K, 5 string Bass. This small bodied bass ,is really comfortable to play, neat and light and easy on the shoulders ,allowing you to move about while you perform, if you so fancy. It has 1 jazz bass style pick up and 1 P-bass style pick up,making it extreemly versatile in the range of tones it...

£155.00
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TEISCO 60's Bass
( TEISCO 60's Bass )

This TEISCO Bass was made in Japan in the 60's .It has a Precission bass feel and sound with an added 60's twang.

It's seen a lot of action ,and could tell you a story with all it's dents and scuffs,but with a Curvy Sounds set up, it has an easy, low action and plays like butter!



£415.00
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Telecaster-Partcaster
( TelecasterPartcaster )

This Telecaster has been put together by the excellent local Luthier Brian Dixon.Do not let the Decal on the headstock fool you, it is not a Fender, but it is a very good Telecaster. Brian has given it a Seymour Duncan Vintage neck pickup and a Seymour Duncan 52 single coil at the bridge and it plays really nice and easy with a classic Tele tone. Specifications:...

£200.00
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Tokai Les Paul Gibson copy
( Tokai Les Paul Gibso )

This Les Paul, may say Gibson on the headstock, but it is actually a Japanese made Tokai, Gibson copy. However, Japanese made Tokai guitars have earnt themselves a serious reputation, as being excellently made guitars, that rivalled the brands they copied.This Guitar is no exception!Come and give it a try and you will see what we mean! Specifications: Pick ups...

£600.00
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Tokai SG
( Tokai SG )

Reduced in February Sale from £414 to £300 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.

£300.00
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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...

£335.00
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Ukulele Kala- KA-SMS-Soprano Splated Maple
( Ukulele Kala-KA-SMS )

Kala Soprano Ukulele -KA-SMS Spalted Maple This is a seriously handsome little Uke, with the most beautiful grain in it's Spalted Maple top, back and sides.The natural satin finish and carved back,gives it a lovely feel in the hands.The Maple top, gives it a bit more bite and spark than most tone woods, with a percussive attack and yet a deep, rich, resonant sustain....

£140.00
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Ukulele-Soprano -Mahogany-Kieth Stephen
( Ukulele-SopKiethMaho )

This Soprano Ukulele, was designed and hand crafted, by talented local Luthier, Kieth Stephen, out of reclaimed wood. The body is made from Cuban Mahogany from old drawers.It's Mahogany neck is made of an old banister. The beech binding is made from an old table,and the veneer on the headstock was found on Newbiggin beach.

£200.00
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Ukulele-Soprano Kieth Stephens
( Ukulele-SopranoKieth )

This Soprano Ukulele was made by talented local Luthier Keith Stephen in 2019.It has a Spruce top, with Cuban Mahogany back and sides from an old Table Top, and a Mahogany neck made from a Banister.The Headstock is topped with a Maple Veneer, Kieth found on Newbiggin Beach. 



£180.00
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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...

£270.00
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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...

£335.00
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Washburn 12 string D42S12
( Washburn 12 string )

This Washburn 12 string is the most beautiful acoustic 12 string we have had in the shop to date.All the details on it are exquisitely designed and crafted ,the unusual geometric inlay ,the shape of the bridge and its high gloss finish all give it an arresting and stunning look. Its solid Spruce top and Mahogany back and sides give it a glimmering ,luminous tone and the quality...

£450.00
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