1947 Crafton Rex Model 71 – £1999
NEW ARRIVAL Crafton Rex are one of the best, yet least known archtop guitar makers of the 1940’s and 50’s. Considered to be luxury guitars, this is the top of the line model from the classic brand, made in Gothenburg, from the golden age of guitar making in Sweden. Supposedly only 122 of this model were ever produced, and only the finest materials and craftsmanship went into making this guitar. It started it’s life as a jazz guitar, but is now more of a hybrid with the changed humbucker pickups. Unplugged it’s one of the best archtops I’ve ever heard, it’s hand carved solid woods producing a rich and full tone. Plugged in it’s very versatile, on the neck pickup you can still get very jazzy as the guitar was originally intended, but now it can play the blues equally well, and handle rock ’n’ roll with ease. The guitar is in good condition, with a very playable neck, and some professionally repaired top cracks. All in all it’s not just a rare guitar, but an amazing sounding, great playing piece of archtop history. The guitar comes in a non original hard case.