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Vintage guitars for sale: Watkins / Wilson / WEM

vintage wilson 1970??s bass guitar For Restoration (Watkins Wilson Wem)

vintage wilson 1970??s bass guitar For Restoration (Watkins Wilson Wem)

London, N16***, UNITED KINGDOM

£45

vintage wilson 1970??s bass guitar For Restoration (Watkins Wilson Wem).

Vintage 1970??s Wilson bass guitar

This has been stripped down, I did purchase this a number of years ago with the idea of restoring it but have never had the chance

It comes as pictured, the turning forks are there there is a crack in the wood by the turning forks as can been seen in pic

There are scratches on the guitar it self, it is heavy. Unfortunately nothing else was ... more
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Watkins Rapier 33 1960s Electric guitar (collect from Sheffield)

Watkins Rapier 33 1960s Electric guitar (collect from Sheffield)

Sheffield, S8***, UNITED KINGDOM

£100

A Watkins Rapier 33 that has been well used at home over the years, there are obvious signs of wear and knocks as well as corrosion on the chrome parts and would benefit from some tlc. Please look closely at the imagesThis Watkins Rapier 33 electric guitar from the 1960 / 70s is a classic piece of musical history. With a solid body and six strings, this right-handed guitar in a vibrant red colour was made in the United Kingdom and is perfect for any guitar enthusiast. Whether you're a beginner ... more
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Watkins Rapier 33 1962 No Truss Rod

Watkins Rapier 33 1962 No Truss Rod

Blackpool, Lancashire, FY4***, UNITED KINGDOM

£225

Lovely 1962 classic Watkins Rapier 33
These where that good they reissued them with modern specs, but nothing like having one of the original 1960's ones
The guitar looks mainly original except for the bridge which is a tune-o-matic type, this is not fixed or fitted just laid on the surface of the body (see photo) and there is one odd control knob.
There is plenty of laquer checking on the body finish
This is a great opportunity to get you hands on a real vintage guitar with loads... 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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Watkins Rapier no truss 33  electric guitar vinatge 60 s  LH used condition .

Watkins Rapier no truss 33 electric guitar vinatge 60 s LH used condition .

Chesterfield, S41***, UNITED KINGDOM

£349

Watkins Rapier? electric guitar vinatge 60?? used condition ..


In good used condition.

I believe it to a Watkins rapier ! But if i am wrong please let me know ! Would be appreciated.

I have other vintage items on other listings.

Thank you for looking.


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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 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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Watkins Rapier Electric 44 Guitar with Soft Case

Watkins Rapier Electric 44 Guitar with Soft Case

Ipswich, IP5***, UNITED KINGDOM

£400

Introducing the Watkins Rapier Electric 44 Guitar in Yellow, a cool vintage piece

Serial no: 9244

See this link for a Reverb description :
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This guitar is perfect for anyone who wants to create a unique sound and make a statement on stage. With its 4 / 4 size, it is suitable for players of all skill levels
Rhythm / Solo switch apart from other switches. I have not seen any model with this arrangement ... more
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Watkins Rapier 33 Electric Guitar - Made in England 1962-63

Watkins Rapier 33 Electric Guitar - Made in England 1962-63

Godalming, GU7***, UNITED KINGDOM

£450

Selling my Watkins Rapier 33. This is probably the cleanest example of this guitar and includes the original case and tremolo arm It's difficult to date these, but I'm pretty sure it's an early one - circa 1962 or 1963
Chrome work is good, with a little tarnishing on the screws and machine heads. There's a tiny puncture in one of the foils of the pickups. There's some slight shrinkage on the fretboard
Sounds bright and clean, no nasty buzzing or hum and plays with a reasonably low action... more
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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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c 1960

c 1960's Watkins Rapier 22 Electric Guitar (Re-sprayed Scratchplate, Flatwounds)

Exeter, EX4***, UNITED KINGDOM

£500

CONDITION:
This guitar is in fantastic used condition. It has only a few signs of wear or use, none of which impact on the health, playability or tone of the instrument
Please look at the photos thoroughly as they constitute part of the product description.
All of our guitars are fully COVID-cleaned, electrically cleaned, setup and restrung before sale. This cost is reflected in the list price

COLLECTION / DELIVERY:
This item is available from our store in Exeter or by ... more
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VINTAGE WATKINS WILSON LEFT HANDED ELECTRIC GUITAR.

VINTAGE WATKINS WILSON LEFT HANDED ELECTRIC GUITAR.

reading, Berkshire, RG1***, UNITED KINGDOM

£595

Extremely rare left handed Wilson Watkins Rapier 44 from the early 60's There are a lot of right handed Rapiers but finding a left hander is almost impossible!In all original condition and with all electrics, the four pick ups and controls working this indeed is a find It features a bolt on maple neck with a rosewood fingerboard The fiesta red paint finish is also in great shape. Just a couple of small dinks. One by the top of the right horn and the other by the bottom corner of the chrome ... 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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1969 Watkins Rapier 22 (Left Handed) Red

1969 Watkins Rapier 22 (Left Handed) Red

Guildford, GU1***, UNITED KINGDOM

£650

Here is my 1969 Watkins / Wilson Rapier. It was around the name of the company changed to Wilson. If my memory serves me correctly, the serial number is from either 69 or 70. Purchased from Hank's Guitars in Denmark St, December 2007
It was my 18th birthday and I treated myself to my first ever electric guitar. Turns out I didn't really like it. I got a new guitar for my 19th birthday and never really played the Rapier 22 since.
Looks like it has been heavily used over the years. It is ... more
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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 44 1960s - Red

Watkins Rapier 44 1960s - Red

Norwich, NR1***, UNITED KINGDOM

£800

Watkins Rapier 44 1960s - Red Amazing condition for age. Not a mark on the neck. Barely anything on the body either. One small mark on front I could find and a few small marks light scratch wear on back but all the parts are shiny silver also so genuinely looks like it was made last year .im not an expert on the model it seems like all the electronics work and I think it's all original but do ask any questions.... 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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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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WEM SAPHIR KURZE WAAGE - hergestellt in ENGLAND

WEM SAPHIR KURZE WAAGE - hergestellt in ENGLAND

COLOGNE, GERMANY

£1197

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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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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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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