Musikmesse 2010: International Vintage Show highlights gallery

26th Mar 2010 | 16:37

Musikmesse 2010: International Vintage Show highlights gallery
Musikmesse 2010: International Vintage Show highlights gallery

Amongst the shiny new guitars, and the beaten up new guitars masquerading as old guitars at Frankfurt Musikmesse 2010, the International Vintage Show was the place to go to see instruments you’d have to sell your house to afford.

We’ve already featured the Burst Brothers exhibiting Eric Clapton’s Blackie and Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Lenny Stratocasters. Now, here’s the best of the rest in our gallery of hardcore guitar porn of the highest order...

Musikmesse 2010: International Vintage Show highlights gallery
1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard
Alongside the iconic Clapton and SRV Strats, the Burst Brothers also had a couple of bona fide 'Bursts...
Musikmesse 2010: International Vintage Show highlights gallery
Les Paul Standard detail
...and this one is well worth a second look. Check out that lacquer checking!
Musikmesse 2010: International Vintage Show highlights gallery
And in the red corner...
Candy apple red to be precise. Jaguars, Jazzmasters, Stratocasters, Jazz and Precision basses and more
Musikmesse 2010: International Vintage Show highlights gallery
Ja, ja, ja!
Paying homage to The Beatles' formative years on the Reeperbahn, Hamburg Star Club memorabilia was plentiful, and this recreation of their pre-fame live set-up made us want to get up and rock 'n' roll
Musikmesse 2010: International Vintage Show highlights gallery
Gibson doublenecks
A couple of rare-as-hens-teeth doublers, one bound and one with a mandolin neck in place of the usual 12-string
Musikmesse 2010: International Vintage Show highlights gallery
Blackguard Telecaster
Our favourite '50s Fender exhibited at the International Vintage Show. Now, if only there was an amp to play it through...
Musikmesse 2010: International Vintage Show highlights gallery
Blackface Fender Tremolux
Oh, go on then. Rarely has backline looked so sexy
Musikmesse 2010: International Vintage Show highlights gallery
Vintage Gibson and Epiphone semis
The ES-335TD's (right) long pickguard betrays its pre-1961 manufacture. A beautiful example
Musikmesse 2010: International Vintage Show highlights gallery
1955 Les Paul Goldtop
When Goldtops go green. This model's wrapover bridge denotes it as a '55. It would originally have been fitted with soapbar P-90s but they've been swapped for humbuckers
Musikmesse 2010: International Vintage Show highlights gallery
Early '60s SG with Maestro vibrola
Let's just hope the owner didn't lose the vibrato arm...

For another hit of hardcore vintage guitar porn from the International Vintage Show at Frankfurt Musikmesse 2010, check out Stevie Ray Vaughan's Lenny and Eric Clapton's Blackie in pictures.

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