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RARE RECONDITIONED 1964-66 Watkins Rapier 44 Electric Guitar, Fiesta Red!

RARE RECONDITIONED 1964-66 Watkins Rapier 44 Electric Guitar, Fiesta Red!

Marysville, Washington, 982**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1275

Very rare, England made, Watkins Rapier 44 that is in outstanding condition! Only a few minor paint chips and light dings. Neck is straight, action set low at .070- 060 with no buzzing or fretout
Frets show very minimal wear, mostly in first 4 frets. All parts original except trem bar. Comes with high quality Gibson padded gig bag. Huge tonal variety available with switching system and pickup combinations!
Guitar has been completely cleaned top to bottom including deep clean of fretboard,... more
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1969 WEM  /  WATKINS SAPPHIRE - made in ENGLAND

1969 WEM / WATKINS SAPPHIRE - made in ENGLAND

COLOGNE, GERMANY

€1250

1969 WEM Sapphire - made in ENGLAND:
* alder body finished in sunburst, has laquer cracks & wear
* maple neck with rosewood fingerboard
* Van Ghent tuners
* 3 single coil foil pickups
* Hagstrom style bridge
* tremolo
* low action
* a cool guitar with a unique sound !
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Pre-1968 Watkins Rapier 33 Electric Guitar in Red

Pre-1968 Watkins Rapier 33 Electric Guitar in Red

Exeter, UNITED KINGDOM

£500

The Watkins Rapier 33 guitar, a vintage gem dating back to pre-1968, embodies the timeless craftsmanship and musical spirit of its era. Crafted by Watkins, a renowned British guitar manufacturer, the Rapier 33 exudes vintage charm with its sleek design and rich tonal character. Featuring a distinctive body shape and elegant finish options, this secondhand instrument carries a legacy of quality construction and exceptional playability. Whether you're drawn to its historical significance or its ... more
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1966 Watkins 44 Guitar All Original

1966 Watkins 44 Guitar All Original

Macclesfield, SK11***, UNITED KINGDOM

£2500

1966 all original Watkins 44 circuit 4 with original Selmer leather strap in Epiphone hard case
Serial number 7068 I think is 1966 . One replacement knob other than that all original
Luther serviced fret dressed all electrics also serviced
As shown some surface cracks in the finish nothing serious
This is the real deal
Free postage in uk only

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Watkins Rapier 44 1960s - Red With Original Soft Case

Watkins Rapier 44 1960s - Red With Original Soft Case

Gravesend, DA11***, UNITED KINGDOM

£750

Beautiful ?under the bed find?? Watkins Rapier from the 1960??s ??. I??ve put in a replacement (as original) selector switch, other than that this beautiful guitar is in all original condition with fully working electrics!!
The neck has a couple of very minor ?dings?? to its rear (see photos) and the body colour remains vibrant with a few marks from ?youthful exuberance?? all those years ago along with a fine lacquer crack to the rear (again see photos) ?? this guitar comes with its original ... more
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Watkins rapier 33 Left Hand Guitar RARE

Watkins rapier 33 Left Hand Guitar RARE

Walsall, WS8***, UNITED KINGDOM

£895

Watkins Rapier 33 guitarLeft handedEarly model no. 608Fixed neckTremolo armPlays & works perfectNew stringsSounds awesomeMade in England early 1960-61Investment opportunitycollection only... more
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WEM SAPHIR KURZE WAAGE - hergestellt in ENGLAND

WEM SAPHIR KURZE WAAGE - hergestellt in ENGLAND

COLOGNE, GERMANY

£1090

60's WEM SAPPHIRE SHORT SCALE - made in ENGLAND :
* SHORT SCALE
* 3 single coil pickups
* tremolo
* Van Ghent tuners
* body has lots of weather checking plus some dings
* A COOL ONE !... more
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Watkins Rapier 44,  1963 Electric Guitar

Watkins Rapier 44, 1963 Electric Guitar

HONITON, EX14***, UNITED KINGDOM

£650

Watkins Rapier 44, 1963 Electric GuitarIn Red, 'Toaster Pickups' SN 8720Some small dings, in good condition for the year.... more
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Wilson Rapier Left Handed 1970s Rare

Wilson Rapier Left Handed 1970s Rare

London, UNITED KINGDOM

£650

Up for sale is a very rare 1970s Left handed Wilson Rapier. As you'll be no doubt aware, Wilson was formerly Watkins / WEM, and briefly had a plethora of updated models from the former line-up. One of those was the famous Rapier, and this is a superb example, complete with a natural wood finish, clear scratchplate, humbuckers, and a maple fretboard
The action is quite high, so this guitar will need a decent setup. As far as I know, electrics should work, though I don't have an amp at home ... more
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WATKINS Rapier 22 - Early 60s

WATKINS Rapier 22 - Early 60s

Dreieich, 63***, GERMANY

€360

Zum Verkauf kommt eine WATKINS RAPIER 22 aus den frühen 60er Jahren, vermutlich 1961 / 62. Die Gitarre weist eine sehr niedrige Seriennummer auf: 1038
Viele englische Gitarristen starteten (ihre Karriere) mit einer Rapier als preiswerter Variante einer Stratocaster, so beispielsweise auch Danny Kirwan von Fleetwood Mac (s. Fotos, mit einer Rapier 33). Bekannt war Watkins vor allem auch für seine WEM Produkte, die viele prominente Nutzer hatten. Das Besondere an dieser frühen Ausführung ... more
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Watkins Electric Music (WEM) Rapier 33 1960 / 70??s

Watkins Electric Music (WEM) Rapier 33 1960 / 70??s

Belper, DE56***, UNITED KINGDOM

£500

Rare WEM Rapier 33
Made in England
Finish checking present on front and back of the body along with general dings and scratches commensurate with the age.
Chrome is pitted and some of the original decals are faded and missing in some cases
All electrics working
Tremelo arm is missing
Small crack in tone knob
The nuts are worn and very low
Initials of previous owner pained on the headstock along with marks
Please see photos for the condition
Plays really ... more
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Watkins Rapier guitar case 1960s.

Watkins Rapier guitar case 1960s.

London, NW2***, UNITED KINGDOM

£150

A rare opportunity to purchase an original mid 60s Watkins Rapier case. Good nick, catches are stiff but work fine. Handle & hinges intact.... more
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Guitarra eléctrica Watkins Rapier 33 1959 /  PERFECTAS CONDICIONES

Guitarra eléctrica Watkins Rapier 33 1959 / PERFECTAS CONDICIONES

Tarragona, 43***, SPAIN

€325

Watkins Rapier 33 1960-1965 Granate / negro / PERFECTAS CONDICIONES.
Guitarra Eléctrica que vino a mí por casualidad (mi tío falleció recientemente) y yo que al ser "músico" y curioso me puso a tocarla pensé; es buena!?¿ es rara? antigua por supuesto,
Bien, una vez investigado el tema, descubrí que es el modelo Rapier 33 con un NÚMERO DE SERIE bajísimo, de las primeras unidades
Además de todo, funcionan todos los potenciómetros, interruptores pastillas está lista ... more
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Vintage Wem Dominator Mk 11 Amplifier

Vintage Wem Dominator Mk 11 Amplifier

Thurso, KW14***, UNITED KINGDOM

£520

Vintage British made amp, fully working, any questions please ask, deliver very to be arranged on purchase
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Watkins Rapier 44 Electric Guitar Made In England 1964

Watkins Rapier 44 Electric Guitar Made In England 1964

Broadstairs, CT10***, UNITED KINGDOM

£750

Watkins Rapier 44 electric guitar made in England in roughly 1964. The guitar shows signs of its age but has no major damage. It has been worked on and set up by a professional luthier. It has had a full fret level and dress, the bridge posts repaired, a fully bespoke bone nut installed and the neck has been shimmed with a solid maple shim as shown in the pictures. The pickup screws have been replaced with modern screws and springs to make it more functional. The original tremolo bar will be ... more
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Watkins Rapier 33 Electric Guitar - Made in England 1960s - WEM

Watkins Rapier 33 Electric Guitar - Made in England 1960s - WEM

Brighton, BN2***, UNITED KINGDOM

£250

Original early 60's Watkins Rapier 33
All working. As far as I am aware all original, apart from the original tremolo arm is missing, but can provide a strat one which does fit the hole
Some signs of use, buckle rash few dings / cracks in the paintwork, but all superficial and to be expected in a 60 year old instrument.
I think electrics could probably use a bit of TLC
Collection from Brighton area preferred
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1969 WEM  /  WATKINS SAPPHIRE - made in ENGLAND

1969 WEM / WATKINS SAPPHIRE - made in ENGLAND

Köln, 50***, GERMANY

€1294

1969 WEM Sapphire - made in ENGLAND:
* alder body finished in sunburst, has laquer cracks & wear
* maple neck with rosewood fingerboard
* Van Ghent tuners
* 3 single coil foil pickups
* Hagstrom style bridge
* tremolo
* low action
* a cool guitar with a unique sound !
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Wem Westminster 15 Valve Amplifier - Cover * COLLECTION ONLY * - 2nd Hand

Wem Westminster 15 Valve Amplifier - Cover * COLLECTION ONLY * - 2nd Hand

Sheffield, Yorkshire, S8***, UNITED KINGDOM

£274

Great chance to pick up a nice 2nd Hand Wem Westminster 15 Valve Amplifier - Cover * COLLECTION ONLY *
Wem Westminster 15 Valve Amplifier - Cover * COLLECTION ONLY * - 2nd Hand Details:
Case / Box: Cover Overall Condition: Fair This is a previously loved item and as such may have signs of use. Please note that whilst we do our best to picture our 2nd hand and Ex demo items in detail it is not always possible to picture all marks, scratches, and blemishes on these ... more
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Watkins Rapier 22 1960s guitar. All original and fully working !

Watkins Rapier 22 1960s guitar. All original and fully working !

Stockport, SK5***, UNITED KINGDOM

£365

Watkins Rapier 22 1960s guitar. All original and fully working !Body crazed all over , hairlines in neck pocket , small chip repaired on 1 tuner lots of Mojo !Not only does it look amazing and sound great its actually very easy to play !Collection only but will wrap for buyers own courier... more
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1969 WEM  /  WATKINS SAPPHIRE - made in ENGLAND

1969 WEM / WATKINS SAPPHIRE - made in ENGLAND

Köln, 50***, GERMANY

€1294

1969 WEM Sapphire - made in ENGLAND:
* alder body finished in sunburst, has laquer cracks & wear
* maple neck with rosewood fingerboard
* Van Ghent tuners
* 3 single coil foil pickups
* Hagstrom style bridge
* tremolo
* low action
* a cool guitar with a unique sound !
... more
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Watkins Rapier 33 Electric Guitar - Made in England 1960s - WEM

Watkins Rapier 33 Electric Guitar - Made in England 1960s - WEM

Bristol, BS7***, UNITED KINGDOM

£400

Early 1960s Watkins Rapier 33 electric guitar. Matching red headstock
Serial 1634 so an early production version, set neck with 3 single coil pickups
Its a little tired condition wise but a good chance for an afffordable 60s vintage guitar. Its just had a fret dress and some small attention to the nut and new strings fitted.
The lacquer is very checked all over and the tuners are obvious replacements with the top E tuners corner modified to follow the shape of the headstock. Not ... more
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1960s / 70s Wilson ( WEM ) Sapphire Electric Guitar Left Handed

1960s / 70s Wilson ( WEM ) Sapphire Electric Guitar Left Handed

Bristol, BS7***, UNITED KINGDOM

£1000

Late 1960s / 1970s Wilson (WEM) Sapphire electric guitar - Rare left handed version. Made in England
Hard to date exactly but Wilson branded WEM guitars were post 1968 and according to Watkins guitar world circa 1972 guitars were in the 18000 serial number range, this is serial 17195 so as a guess its from between 1968 - 1972
Used condition but pretty clean for age, there are minor indents around the body edges and one small indent on the fretboard. The electrics are working and the ... more
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