Acoustic & Electric Guitars

Lot 44 – SX lap slide guitar

Estimate £30-50

Sold for £45

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Lot 52 – Three acoustic guitars

Estimate £50-80

Sold for £110

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Lot 53 – Three acoustic guitars

Estimate £30-50

Sold for £190

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Lot 64 – Two electric guitars

Estimate £80-120

Sold for £75

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Guitars from the estate of ‘Sounds Incorporated’ Bassist Wes Hunter

We are delighted to offer the following six guitars , which are being sold on behalf of ‘Sounds Incorporated’ bassist Wes Hunter’s family. Two double bass’ are to be offered the following day on Friday 11th December 2015, amongst other musical instruments of the violin family. Further details of these lots will be available at www.gardinerhoulgate.co.uk.

Sounds Incorporated, later known as Sounds Inc., were a British instrumental pop group who recorded extensively in the 1960s. 

Sounds Incorporated formed in early 1961, in Dartford, Kent, and gained a reputation in nearby South London for the fullness of their saxophone-led instrumental sound. In August 1961, after Gene Vincent’s band, The Blue Caps, had been denied permission to work in the UK, Sounds Incorporated won the opportunity to back Vincent on his British tour and on recordings in London. This led to further opportunities to back other visiting American artists, including Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Brenda Lee and Sam Cooke.

Whilst performing in Hamburg in Germany, they met and befriended the Beatles and in 1963 signed to Brian Epstein’s management company, NEMS. In the same year, they appeared as musical guests in the film Live It Up!

They later became Cilla Black’s backing band, and released their first album called Sounds Incorporated. It contained many stage favourites.

The group toured the world as the Beatles’ opening act, including the August 1965 concert at New York’s Shea Stadium. Sounds Incorporated’s continuing popularity ensured a stream of work, including backing duties at the televised NME awards. 

(Excerpts taken from Wikipedia)

Acoustic & Electric Guitars Continued

Lot 101 – Vester bass guitar

Estimate £50-80

Sold for £85

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Lot 129 – Ibanez Ergodyne bass guitar

Estimate £100-200

Sold for £190

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Lot 142 – Kalluste Owl guitar

Estimate £750-1000

Sold for £900

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Amplification

All amplifiers sold by Gardiner Houlgate have passed a current PAT safety inspection undertaken on 2/10/15, however, whilst known imperfections have been stated, all lots are sold as seen.

Lot 323 – Two Peavey amps

Estimate £30-50

Sold for £30

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Lot 335 – SJB Hornet guitar amplifier

Estimate £100-200

Sold for £440

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Classical Guitars

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