Authorised Repairer of: C.F. Martin & Co., Gibson & Guild

[Eccleshall]

CHRISTOPHER J. ECCLESHALL

MAKER, DEALER and REPAlRER of FINE FRETTED INSTRUMENTS.
GUITARS, VIOLINS, MANDOLINS, BANJOS & DULCIMERS
HAND BUILT TO ORDER.
All the instruments described below are available as standard models.
To discuss your requirements, please contact Chris
by phone on +44 (0)7758 364154, or email chris@eccleshallguitars.co.uk

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ACOUSTIC GUITARS

STYLE
DESCRIPTION
CLASSIC STYLE 1
Classical guitar. Solid spruce top, rosewood back and sides, rosewood fingerboard. 2 & 1/16" nut.
Classical guitar shaped and sized body, but for steel strings. Classic trim, 14-fret or 12-fret neck.
Like 'C' Model but larger (jumbo) size.
Like 'C' Model but extra large (super jumbo) size.
Standard square-shouldered Dreadnought acoustic. Spruce, mahogany and rosewood, white binding.
Large figure-8 body style. Spruce, mahogany and rosewood, white binding. Available as 6- or 12-string.
'Maccaferri' style. Large oval sound hole. Exact replica of 'Speciale'.
CASES for above
Black wooden case with leather cloth, or moulded fibreglass fitted to shape of instrument.

8-STRINGED INSTRUMENTS

STYLE
DESCRIPTION
MANDOLIN
Classic design.
MANDOLA
Classic design.
BALALAIKA
Classic design.
Mahogany neck & body, hand-wound pickup, tone & volume controls.

ELECTRIC GUITARS

STYLE
DESCRIPTION
Double cutaway, single pick up, volume & tone. Mahogany body & neck, rosewood fingerboard.
Single cutaway, single pick up, volume and tone. Mahogany body & neck, rosewood fingerboard.
L.P. SENIOR
As above, but with twin pickups & controls.
KESTREL
Solid body in 335 style. 2 humbuckers. Sunburst.
Same as Kestrel, but carved birdseye maple top, ebony fingerboard, deluxe trim.
Original design solid-body electric, 24.75" scale, white binding.
Same as Scimitar, but 25.5" scale, radiused front edge and contoured upper bout.
E.Q MODEL
Double pointed cutaway. 2 humbuckers. Pre-amped with sliders for tone, volume and blend control.
3/4 size. 175 outline slimline body, 24.75" scale length.
175 STYLE
175 outline, Florentine cutaway, full body 20.25" x 16" x 3.25".
L5 STYLE
Hand carved top and back, fully acoustic body 21" x 17" x 3.25", with floating pickup. Trim to order.
12-string and 6-string necks, each with 2 pickups with individual volume & tone controls. Switchable output between necks or both on together.

ELECTRIC BASS GUITARS

STYLE
DESCRIPTION
Semi-acoustic, twin pickups, 34" scale.
CRUISER
34" scale, bolt-on neck.
EXCALIBUR
Bass equivalent of Scimitar & Barracuda. Original design.

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maker, dealer and repairer

Chris originally trained as a violin maker with W. E. Hill and Sons of Bond Street, London, who at the time were the number one violin company in the world. Later he moved to Ealing Strings at Ealing Common, London. During this time Chris still found time to make and repair guitars, eventually becoming so busy he set up his own workshop and went into making guitars full-time. British guitar makers were virtually unheard of at the time, but now - many years later - Chris is well established as one of the world's leading guitar makers.

Chris has a hardcore of loyal customers who are 'hooked' on Eccleshall Guitars. Over the years his customers have included Pete Townshend, Dave Davies, David Bowie, Rory Gallagher, Paul Weller, Davey Arthur (Fureys), Sweet, The Cure, The Levellers, New Order, The Alarm, This Picture, The Men They Couldn't Hang, Richard Stilgoe, Steven Woodcock, Richard Digance... and if we included repairs, modifications & setups the list would be much longer... Echo & the Bunnymen's vintage Gibsons and Eric Clapton's Blackie spring to mind...

All instruments are custom-made with the emphasis on quality of sound, finish and playability. They range from the straightforward and basic Junior LP, which gives excellent value for money, to those customized in every detail, style, design and finish to suit the customer's requirements.

Chris is also well known for his solid bodied electric mandolins and has developed a full range of modern flat-backed acoustic mandolins, mandolas and bouzoukis. Guitar production is split uniformly between acoustic and electric instruments.

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