1. VTG AVAILABLE NOW! - CUSTOMER COMMISSION SALE - LUTHIER-BUILT ELECTRIC - COLIN KEEFE "L" MODEL 2006 LES PAUL SPECIAL STYLE GUITAR, SEYMOUR DUNCAN HUMBUCKER P/UPS - VTGC1060.
Rare Opportunity to buy a Keefe Guitar, really excellent cond....LP Special inspired but w/Tune-o-matic Bridge/Stop Bar T/piece Twin Seymour Duncan H/Buckers Gold Hardware Freestyle case.
£1799
Intro
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Preliminary Announcement - 12/06/2020 - available during the next few days, following check-over by Colin Keefe.

Update - 19/06/2020 - guitar checked over by Colin Keefe....no service work or adjustments required at all!

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The Keefe ‘Les Paul Special’ style Model "L" guitar has the slab body type which originated with the Gibson LP Junior, and onto the Gibson LP Special, and is made from Sapele, with Koa wood body facing. The headstock facing is figured Koa wood and the fingerboard is Ebony with custom mother of pearl inlays......

Colin Keefe LUTHIER
MAKER OF FINE GUITARS & MANDOLINS
https://www.keefeguitars.co.uk/
...........Colin's website is in the process of revision, therefore some sections not fully operational, but still useful guide to the scope of his high-quality Guitar Making.

...a guitar being regretfully sold by the owner who commissioned it's making, purely because Arthritis problems prevent him from continuing to get full use of it.
Description
Stock Number: VTGC1060.

Really impressive guitar, which Colin Keefe was clearly very pleased to see back in his workshop, commenting on it's unbelievably good & clean condition after 14 years, and also what a resonant guitar it is, even unplugged, of a true Les Paul weight, so you can imagine how good the plugged in sound is with those high-quality pickups installed.

Equipped with Gold hardware, including Seymour Duncan humbucker pick-ups, p/u switch, Tune-o-matic bridge & stop tailpiece....the standard configuration for the range of shaped-topped/capped bodied range of Les Paul models, including the Standard, Goldtop & Custom, but a variation also adopted by Gibson themselves on their current slab-bodied models, the "Les Paul Special Double Cut Figured Top". Quote from the current Gibson website regarding the origins of that model....."We took a 1960 Les Paul Special Double Cut and added a figured maple top, body binding, Custombuckers, and an ABR-1 bridge and stop bar setup."

The rest of the "furniture" includes Black pickup rings, matching p/u switch tip. and Top Hat 2 x Volume & 2 x Tone Control knobs, plus anodised charcoal grey colour Gotoh tuning machines, and matching front & rear strap buttons. The guitar was finished in 2006 and is no 74 in Colin Keefe's log, where the pickups are noted to be Seymour Duncan "Antiquity" humbuckers.

Dimensions:

Scale: standard Gibson length 24.75"/629mm.
Nut Width: standard Gibson 1&11/16th.inch/1.69"/42.9mm.
Weight: 9.4lbs./4.3kg.
Condition
I'm sure that the photos more than adequately show the great condition and quality looks. As confirmed above, the guitar has been checked over by Colin Keefe, himself before sale....any use marks are of the most minor nature.
Action, strings & cases
Action......set up checked with Colin Keefe....no adjustment needed at 1.5mm./2.25mm. at 12th. fret.

Strings.....existing 10-46 Regular Light gauge strings set fitted....I will either re-string with similar gauge strings or leave for buyer to re-string with their own preferred choice.

Case........"Freestyle" Hard-shell, locking case, with key, and blue lined interior probably, used since guitar was new, is included.

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**** YOUTUBE ****
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Unfortunately the YouTube content for Colin Keefe Guitars is devoted to his superb acoustics, but I have embedded links showing the quality of these instruments, from which you will readily appreciate that his electric instruments will be of the same exceptional standard.
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Delivery details
PLEASE SEE THE DETAILS ON UK & EUROPEAN DELIVERY OPTIONS, INTERNATIONAL SALES, FEEDBACK & TESTIMONIALS, OTHER GUITARS, PICKUP INSTALLATIONS, ETC. SECTIONS OF THE TWO "BOXES" AT THE HEAD OF PAGE 1.....HEADED "AVAILABLE GUITARS INVENTORY & ARCHIVE" AND "SALES & GENERAL ENQUIRIES".

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*** Brief Notes on the Owner of this guitar and the other Colin Keefe guitar I am currently selling for him. ***
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..........a well known figure in musical circles and academic at all three Liverpool Universities over the years, together with a broad range of activities.........

Dr. Michael Brocken, Popular Music historian and author - Mike Brocken - who sent me the following message extract with his fantastic CV - "Feel free to mention me if you think it might help............ Most people know me these days for having been the presenter of BBC Radio Merseyside's Folkscene programme - which has been the longest running specialist music programme in British broadcasting history and also - so I am reliably informed - the oldest continuous radio folk prog in the world. Some might also know me for the Beatles MA I inaugurated at Lpool Hope Uni - also the only one in the world [which left with me when I left the Uni in Feb in 2019] and my writing.

.....a quick "Google" will reveal the extent of his writings!
Video
Useful links
Colin Keefe YouTube channel.
Colin Keefe website Flikr Gallery inc. both RB Jazz acoustic & L Electric
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