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Hugh Manson Six String Electric Guitar-Gloss Black-Walnut

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Builder: Hugh Manson Guitars-Hugh Manson.
Model: Custom.
Serial Number: 840705. Constructed in 1984.
Original hardshell case, rectangular shaped, black tolex exterior, black fuzzy interior, silver hardware. There is a torn area on the inside top about an inch wide and three inches long that exposes the wood. The case really needs some padding but functions pretty well as the guitar is in excellent condition.

Scale Length: 25-1/2 inches.
Neck Shape: Flat oval.
Width at Nut: 1-5/8 inches.
String Width at Bridge: 2-1/8 inches.
Overall Length: 36-3/8 inches.
Widest: 12-7/8 inches.
Weight: 9.2 pounds.

Neck: One piece walnut, angled headstock with walnut veneer.
Fingerboard: Ebony, twenty four frets, very small mother-of-pearl dots on the face and top edge, brass nut.
Body: Walnut.
Finish: Black gloss lacquer.

Bridge: Kahler Pro Tremolo with locking nut and steel rollers, whammy bar, chrome finish, saddles adjustable for string height and intonation.
Tuners: Schaller M-6, chrome finish.
Strap buttons:
Chrome finish, surface mounted, non-locking.
Outputs: 1/4" mono.

Pickup: Two humbuckers, chrome pickup surrounds, black covers.
One master volume, one master tone, one pickup selector toggle switch, two single/dual coil mini toggle switches.

Fret wear: Nearly none, the frets have recently been professionally leveled, crowned and polished.
Superficial wear:
Some very light scuffing on the top and back of the body. Really not noticeable unless viewed at a certain angle to the light. Two small dings on the back edge of the headstock about 3/16 inches long where the wood is exposed. Two small dings (indents) on the front edge of the headstock that do not exposed the wood under the finish. A small area about 1/8 inch long above the G string tuner on the headstock back that exposes the wood. A small indented area at the base of the rear headstock edge (joining with the neck). The finish is intact here with no exposed wood.
Deep wear: None
Other: None
Hardware wear: A small spot of discoloration on the edge of the Kahler Tremolo.
Pickups wear: A tiny bit of light scuffing.
Overall Condition: Excellent.

Purchasing information.
Asking price: $975.
Consignment: Yes.
Trades Considered? No.
Offers Considered? No.
Location (contact): BunnyBass-NC (Jimmy or Kim) 1-877-437-1597 (Jimmy) 1-866-227-7436 (Kim) Toll Free in the U.S.

     A rather different looking guitar built by world renowned UK luthier Hugh Manson. Hugh has constructed guitars for members of Led Zeppelin, Yes, Jethro Tull, Oasis, Muse and others and his site archive shows that he is not afraid to deviate from the norm and take some chances with design. This particular guitar has a rock and roll styling and features some cool little twists such as the offset and curled area of the rear of the body near the strap button and the sort of "hooked" and curled top and bottom horns. The contrast between the chrome hardware and the black gloss finish strikes the eye and gives a nice relief from the monocolor appearance of the body and neck. A nice touch on the headstock front veneer also. Perhaps this was a custom model made for someone seeking a little something that would stand out a bit in the crowd.

This instrument is documented in the BunnyBass Musical Instrument Archive.


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