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Illuminated Guitar

A stunning and original fairground guitar with illumination…

£225

SKU: RC00611.
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A stunning and original hand made guitar, with illumination…

Although we are unsure of the exact date of this piece, the authenticity is clear to be seen. We believe this piece would have been hand made for a fairground ride or attraction or maybe something theatrical. Looking at the build, we would suggest this is circa 1980s/1990s, yet again we cannot be sure (it could be earlier…) We know that whoever made the guitar was very talented… A quite naive build, cleverly hand painted, perfectly cut in wood and fitted with 36 individual light sockets – just fantastic…

We are fortunate to work with many fairground families over the UK, but we must say that this one of the coolest pieces we have had the pleasure of finding. The light bulbs just set this piece of with a beautiful war glow and sense of ‘calm’… The patina on the guitar is just wonderful. The hand painted flowers and birds are slightly chipped after exposure to the elements, yet it gives this a beautiful finish.

We have added light bulbs just to one side so we could stand it up (as pictured), yet the guitar can be illuminated both sides for an even larger illumination (and a different colour and design). With the addition of a couple of hooks, this could hang from a high ceiling or grace a shop window. We believe this would appeal to somebody looking for some inspirational lighting, maybe a tattoo shop for the wall? or even for a retail owner to add a statement piece to their store…

We are offering this piece in ‘as found’ condition, therefore there is some natural wear and tear. The piece is very good structurally, yet there are some surface marks, scratches, paint chipping, surface dents and dings and some tatty edges too. That said, we believe it adds to the authenticity. Please do study the photos to help with your analysis as it would be hard to highlight all imperfections…

This piece is wired and ready to use, yet we would recommend a PAT test for your own confidence…

Please note : The light bulbs are bayonets, readily bought from a high street store. 20 brand new light bulbs are included with the guitar as pictured…

Dimensions : Depth : 8cm, Width : 43cm, Height : 122cm

Condition : Structurally great, some surface marks and scratches, some paint chipping, tatty edges, surface dents and dings, imperfections, fully working order but we would recommend a PAT test

Postage : Due to the fragile nature of this item, it is listed as local collection only from CB25 0AA

You can view this product in our Ralph & Co. showroom in Burwell, Cambridgeshire, CB25 0AA

We are open Fridays and Saturdays 9am to 5pm or 7 days a week via a personal appointment. Please do get in touch

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Dimensions 156 x 56 x 66 cm