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Fylde Model 42R For Sale for £2450.00

 15509 For Sale for £2450.00 offers invited.
User kenBL6 Category Acoustic Guitars
Manufacturer Fylde Location Lancs
Model Model 42R Viewed 93 times
Date Listed 08-Mar-2019 Price £2450.00 offers invited

This is an extremely rare Fylde Falstaff Custom or Model 42R as it was later known. 

I showed the guitar to Roger Bucknall, at Fylde, and he said that:

It was made in 1992.

It has on the label inside, ‘Falstaff Custom’ but it is really a Model 42, they just hadn’t thought of the name at that point.

They only made about 10 of them and some of them did not have the sunburst finish, so maybe it makes this rarer than rare?

The back and sides are Rosewood and the top is spruce, finished with a beautiful sunburst effect. The neck is mahogany and the fingerboard and bridge are ebony. It is featured in the Fylde book on page 20, with some background to it, on page 59.

It has a beautiful red pinstriped feature, both on the body and for the fret markers on the neck. This stands out well against the ebony and rosewood.

It has a pick up, which is the saddle as well. I am not sure of the maker. The socket for the pick up is underneath the lower bout. The headstock has the stylised ‘F’ for Fylde, as does the pick guard.

Apart from being beautiful to look at, it sounds great too. The Indian Rosewood provides a deep bass and has a nice balance across all the strings. The neck is comfortable to play and the action is about 3mm at the 12th fret. It comes with a Hiscox case.

The pictures don’t really do it justice but I tried hard!

I am willing to courier this, UK only and it will be insured.

Outside of the UK, you would need to arrange your own courier and insurance. 

Considering this guitar is about 27 years old, it is in lovely condition. It is a quality, extremely rare guitar, a real collectors item and I have never seen another for sale.

I’m only selling as I am told I have too many guitars ? !!!

I have this advertised elsewhere and reserve the right to withdraw it from sale at any time.