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Watkins Rapier 33 in good condition, 1960’s vintage electric guitar

Estimated price for orientation: 498 $

Category: Electric Guitars

Brand: Watkins Right-/ Left-Handed: Right-Handed
Body Type: Solid Size: Full Size
String Configuration: 6 String Body Material: Solid Wood
Model: Rapier 33 Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
Body Colour: Red

Watkins Rapier 33 in good condition, 1960’s vintage electric guitarRe-listed as last buyer didn't pay
I love these old British guitars. The early ones had a set neck. This is probably from the 1963 as it has a bolt-on Maple neck and a fairly low 4-digit number. 5 digits came after 1964. The neck is in good shape. The action is low. The frets have plenty of life in them and the Rosewood fingerboard is in very good condition. This particular guitar retains the original pickups, scratch plate and switches. 2 of the control knobs have been changed. There are 2 tone controls and one volume control. There is a pickup on/off switch and Rhythm / Solo switch. Unusually, there is no lacquer cracking all over the body. The body has very light scratches on the top and bottom (but they are hard to see in the images), with 2 very small paint chips on one edge. There are couple of very small lacquer cracks either side of the neck pocket. They don’t extend more than 1 cm and are restricted to the surface. The chrome hardware has very light pitting. For a guitar of this age, it’s very good. It has the original tuners and buttons, together with the original Hi-Lo tremolo. It plays well, and gives out that 60’s Vibe. Note: The stand in the images is not included in the sale This item is advertised elsewhere and might be withdrawn from sale here, at any time. If you want it, please offer. Don’t wait. Buy With Confidence. All items are very carefully inspected and described. Inevitably, I get asked a question that I haven't thought to include in the description. I'm happy to answer all questions about this guitar. Please ask questions Like us on Facebook and hear about our latest vintage items first. Check out my other items on eBay.     Offers: I will listen to sensible offers close to the asking price. However, if you would like the item sent to you, and you are outside the UK, I will need to know where you are in order to consider your offer properly. Please make it clear if your offer includes, or excludes delivery. Thanks.   IF YOU WISH TO HAVE THIS POSTED ABROAD, PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR A SHIPPING PRICE BEFORE YOU BID.  Thanks. Payment& Delivery: I will accept payment by PayPal, Cash (if you’re in the UK and collecting in person), or by bank transfer. Mainland UK ONLY: Postage is free using second class mail. If you would like this item sent to you any other way, just let me know and I will make the arrangements. If it costs more than my chosen method, you will need to pay the additional cost. Delivery OUTSIDE mainland UK: I will charge you whatever it costs me, PLUS the insurance cost. Please ask for a specific costing on postage. As this item is second hand, NO RETURNS, thank you.