2nd Hand

Second Hand Instruments

Curvy Sounds is Closed.We will reopen on the 5th of January.Then if we remain in Tier 3 we will be open from 10am -3pm Tuesday to Saturday.

If we go into Tier 4 , we will operate online and run an appointment service where you make an appointment to pick up products from the shop having paid online or with a card at the door or bring or collect instruments for repair.If you purchase something from our site we can of course also post it.

Please contact us by email curvysounds@yahoo.com or face book if you want to make an appointment.


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

5 string Bass SR305
( 5 string BassSR305 )

This bass is very comfortable to play, it is lightweight so easy on the shoulders,with a slim neck and a deep cutaway that helps you reach the top frets.It's Cap EXF-N2 pick ups m the bass a real punchy fat tone.The B125 bridge has  extra wide string slots that can take even the heaviest gauge strings. Ibanez SR305-RBM Features: Neck type: SR5 5pc...

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Airline Map DLX
( Airline Map DLX )

This Kingfisher blue Airline Map DLX is a seriously stunning Guitar, one of the most beautiful instruments we have yet in the shop,with its incredible flamboyant flared body shape and striped scratch plate.It is mint conditon and positively gleams with class! The original Airline Guitars were made in Chicago by Valco and distributed by Montgomery and Ward from 1958-1968.They were cast...

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Classic Les Paul Style Electric Guitar
( Classic Les Paul sty )

This Les Paul copy "Classic" branded guitar is a well put together instrument. With the traditional weighty chunk of a real Les Paul, it plays nicely with a broad ,smooth sound produced by the double humbuckers, which can be varied with the 2 tone and 2 volume control knobs,and a 3 way switch .  

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Cort 5 string Bass
( Cort 5string Bass )

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  Fretboard:Rosewood  Frets:22 Sclae :34" Inlay:...

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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...

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Fanndec 12 string electric guitar
( Fanndec 12 string )

 Fanndec 12 string electric Guitar. This sunburst Les Paul shaped electric 12 string Guitar feels great to play! It has been set up with a lovely low action and has a gorgeous, glimmering tone. Its ornate,scrolling, floral inlay up the neck gives it a sumptuous look and it's two pick ups ,with 3 way switch and 2 tone and 2 volume control knobs, give it a expansive...

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Fender Squier Stratocaster Classic Vibe
( Fender Squieclassvib )

This Squier Stratocaster Classic Vibe 50's, is an absolute scorcher!It's a proper Hank Marvin style Strat, with its Fiesta Red finish. It is in mint condition and it looks particularly fine with it's sparkling, red gold hardware. Made in Indonesia in 2020, it . has just been born and hardly touched. It feels lush to play and with 3...

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Fender Squier Telecaster Indonesian
( Fender Squier Telein )

This Fender Squier Telecaster was made in Indonesia 2005.With it's Curvy Sounds set up ,it plays with a lovely low action , and we think it is a particularly well made Squier. Serial number :I C051006323 Specifications : Neck : Maple                        : Fingerboard:Rosewood      ...

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Fender Telecaster American Series 60th anniversary model
( Fender Telecaster 60 )

This  Fender American series Telecaster was made in the USA in 2005 to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Tele.It is marked with the 60th anniversary emblem on the back of the headstock. The American Series Telecaster has a few features that are different from the original Telecasters built in 1955.It has flat stainless steel saddles and frets with rounded edges...

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Fender Telecaster Cabronita Telebration 60th Anniversary
( FendercabTelebration )

Telebration 60th Anniversary limited edition Cabronita Telecaster with TV Jones pick ups. This Classic Cabronita Telecaster was made in 2011 to celebrate the 60 year anniversary of the birth of the Tele, launced back in 1949 as the Broadcaster.The Telecaster has proved to be such a versatile guitar that it can adapt to any style that you throw at it, and appeals to the taste of...

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Fender Stratocaster Squier Classic Vibe Tobacco burst
( FenderStratclassvibe )

This Fender Squier Classic Vibes Stratocaster with it's handsome Tobacco burst finish, is, as the name suggests, an absolute classic!  With it's 3 single coil pickups ,5 way switch, and 2 tone controls, make it a very versatile guitar with a wide range of tones. Made in China, serial number:C6S080600507

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Guild D25CH
( Guild D25CH )

Guild D25CH The Guild D-25 was introduced as the Bluegrass D-25 in 1968.It has always been a much loved Guitar ,with its  warm, deep Dreadnought tone and fantastic projection, and has been the favourite of many muscicans over the years. This Guitar was made in 1972 ,all Mahogany top ,back and sides and Rosewood fingerboard and bridge.It was restored by...

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Hofner HCT club solid
( Hofner CS10 )

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 Hofner red and white barred inlays, sing out against the black gloss...

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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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Kala electric UBass SUB4FS
( Kala UBass )

This Kala electric,solid body Ubass is a fabulous little instrument, guaranteed to give some serious bass clout to any Uke performance. It's fat ,soft strings are truly satisfying to play, and plugged in it produces a lush warm,deep tone. Specifations: :Body:Poplar. :Bridge: Rosewood. :Scale:533mm :Overall Length:720mm

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Kevin Parsons Mustang partcaster red
( Kev Parsonsmust red )

This stunning, red, Mustang, partcaster was put together by Kevin, Parsons,a renowned Luthier, who made instruments for Ronnie Wood, Pete Townsend and Dannie Harrisnon, and is revered by many. The fiery Tortoise shell scratch plate set against the Fiesta red paint work, gives it a real, flamboyant flare, and it plays like a wild thing!With its two single coil pickups and bendy bar it...

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Kevin Parsons Mustang partcaster
( Kevin Mustang Partbl )

This beautiful black Mustang was put together by Kevin Parsons ,renowned Luthier, who made instruments for Pete Townsend, Ronnie Wood and Dannie Harrison. It is a total partcaster ,but by God it plays like a demon ,with it's two single pickups , giving a great range of tones and textures.It's slim body and offset body make it very comfortable to play and its black on black...

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Kevin Parsons Japanese LP
( Kevin Parsons Jap LP )

This Guitar has been created by renowned Luthier, Kevin Parsons of the 'Burke and Hare Guitar Company'. He took  a 1970's Japanese Les Paul Body,hollowed it out and reshaped the body  to make it lighter,and made a new neck and fingerboard. He took the Flame Veneer off the body to reveal the solid Maple underneath and finished it with a clear...

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kevin Parsons Rickenbacker Metal finish
( Kevin Parsons Ric )

The make or Origin of the body is a mystery, (probably a Rickenbacker copy) ,but it looks like it's been blasted out of space on the back of a metorite! It still has the scorch marks and a searing sound to match! It was found on the internet by the superb Luthier Kevin Parsons,who has given it a new neck ,a humbucker Bartolini neck pick up and a Seymour Duncan Tele bridge pick...

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Rebon Telecaster
( Rebon Telecaster )

This Rebon Guitar was made by a small cottage industry in China ,who have now stopped production and never labelled their guitars.We have had a few Rebon's through our doors now and we have been impressed by their quality and solid way they have been put together. This Tele is no exception, well made, with butterscotch /cream finish ,it plays well with that classic Telecaster Tone....

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Resonator Kevin Parsons
( Resonator Kevin P )

This guitar was built from scratch by renowned Luthier Kevin Parsons. It is made of solid Mahogany front back and sides, in the DelVecchio Style and sounds Magnificent. If you buy this guitar at our shop rather than online you get £20 off, as we don't have to contend with paypal fees.

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Resonator-Walnut Burke and Hare Kevin Parsons
( Resonator Walnut )

Kevin Parsons is a renowned Luthier who restores guitars, makes his own guitars from scratch and takes guitar body parts and breathes new life into them ,creating new beautiful instruments, hence his company name after the body snatchers 'Burke and Hare'. This Guitar lives up to his company name , he found an unnamed classical guitar made from Walnut and took it...

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Revelation RFT DLX
( Revelation RFT DLX )

Revelation RFT DLX This lucious,honey coloured,Telecaster style, semi acoustic was designed by UK guitar great Alan Entwhistle,who is famous both for his playing and for his pickup design.Alan has infact been a customer of Curvy Sounds and is a lovely gentleman and he creates fantastic Guitars taking classic vintage guitar designs and recreating them with modern...

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Samick Tele
( Samick )

Samick Telecaster- Custom pro shop Valley Art Guitar.                       This Samick is a lovely guitar to play and it's 4 way switch gives it a great range of tones-the 4th setting puts the two single pickups in sequence turning them into a humbucker giving them  a deep,full, jazz like tone.   ...

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Schecter diamond series PT Fastback
( Schecter PT fastback )

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 Burst....

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SDGR 5 String Bass Guitar SR305
( SDX 5 String Bass )

SDGR 5 String Bass  SR305. The SR305 has a 5 piece striped Maple and Rosewood Neck,with a light Agathis body and deep cutaway to get to those bottom frets. Specifications: :Neck: 5 piece SR5 Maple/Rosewood . :Body: Agathis. :Bridge:B105 :Pick ups: EXF-5 neck,EXF-5 Bridge :Style Sweeper EQ

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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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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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Takeharu G85
( Takeharu G85 )

 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.                                            ...

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

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 can produce. In good condition....

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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!

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( Tiple )

This Tiple is a Columbian instrument.It is strung with 4 sets of 3 course strings and has an incredible glimmering tone. It is tuned like a tenor Guitar. If your looking for something to give you a new sound ,with a little Latin flavour this could be the instrument for you .

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Tokai Hard Puncher Bass
( Tokai Hard Punchbass )

 Tokai Hard Puncher Bass. Serial number :108906 We think this Bass was made in1981. This Precision Style Bass has become a much saught after guitar, as Vintage Japanese Tokai's have become hugely respected, rivalling the Fender Guitars that they copied, in their quality, playability and sound! This Bass, feels great in your hands.With it's Curvy Sounds set up...

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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...

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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 Aloha 1920ís
( Ukelele Aloha )

Aloha Soprano Ukulele  This is a super rare ,much sought after,Aloha Ukulele made in Hawaii in the 1920’s. As the craze for a Ukes swept America,many American companies sprang up making Ukuleles and a lot of them pretended to be Hawaiian . The Hawaiian Uke making fraternity were incensed and it was made law that all Hawaii made Ukuleles had to have...

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Wilson Semi acoustic
( Wilson Semi acoustic )

This Wilson Semi Acoustic was made in Britain in 1969, and plays with a fantastic 60's twang.All original parts. Specifications :Controls : 2 tone knobs and 1 master volume...

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