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Where to go for vintage Rics on Denmark St?

Postby (chai-man) » Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:39 am

I'll be in London for a few days for work but should be able to sneak out for an hour or two. Which shops do people reconmend these days? And how flexible are list prices in Blighty? Any help much appreciated.
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Re: Where to go for vintage Rics on Denmark St?

Postby (Mancric) » Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:03 am

I think people tend to recommend Peter Cook's Guitar World in Hanwell W7, rather than Denmark Street

http://www.petercooksguitars.co.uk

I have no personal experience of this dealer though

Enjoy your trip to London and I hope you find what you're looking for

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Re: Where to go for vintage Rics on Denmark St?

Postby (scotty) » Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:46 am

Ive dealt with p cooks a couple of times and they were great.
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Re: Where to go for vintage Rics on Denmark St?

Postby (fireglo67) » Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:51 pm

If you go to Denmark St in the West End expect to pay a lot more than you would in just about any other shop in the UK.
+1 for Peter Cooks.
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Re: Where to go for vintage Rics on Denmark St?

Postby (scotty) » Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:58 pm

Mind you P cooks dont have any Vintage and i suppose thats your initial question.They have a tasty 620 BB in stock thats nice.
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Re: Where to go for vintage Rics on Denmark St?

Postby (fireglo67) » Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:00 pm

scotty wrote:Mind you P cooks dont have any Vintage and i suppose thats your initial question.


Depends what you class as 'vintage'.
They did have a 2009 MG330 that they've been peddling as 'new' for the last 2 years. :lol:
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Re: Where to go for vintage Rics on Denmark St?

Postby (kennyhowes) » Sat Apr 09, 2011 10:43 am

Denmark Street had a handful of new-ish Rics when I went in '08, but I think most of the vintage Rickenbackers in the UK are at Graham's place in Sidcup, Kent.

Could you imagine if the "other" Peter Cook, RIP, was a shopkeeper? Worth the flight over just for the vocabulary!

http://www.theage.com.au/news/People/Pe ... 76619.html

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Re: Where to go for vintage Rics on Denmark St?

Postby (fireglo67) » Sat Apr 09, 2011 6:18 pm

I worked in Shaftesbury Avenue in London for 20 years. Denmark street was 5 mins away and I'd spend many a lunch hour browsing. I was probably the worst customer in the world though as I never bought a single guitar there :lol: , the prices were just too over the top.
Typical example. Burns guitar. Ebay £300. Regular Guitar shop £375. Andy's Denmark Street £750.


Saying that though have a look here.....

http://www.wunjoguitars.com/index.php?sid=1&mid=5

http://www.angelmusicguitars.com/Other_ ... er-950.htm

http://www.vintageandrareguitars.com/we ... ic-Guitars
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Re: Where to go for vintage Rics on Denmark St?

Postby (chai-man) » Mon Apr 11, 2011 3:35 am

Thanks for all that advice. I have memories of one small shop in Denmark Street when I popped over in 2007 that had 4-5 very nice vintage Ricks. Certainly pricey, but much cheaper than Rue Victor Masse here in Paris. Can't recall the name. I guess the big advantage is one can actually handle and play them, rather than roll all the ebay dice!
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Re: Where to go for vintage Rics on Denmark St?

Postby (8mileshigh) » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:01 am

You'll be able to see all the shops in Denmark Street in an hour or so, so well worth a look. It all depends on the day if they'll have any vintage Ricks though. Wunjo had half a dozen Ricks lst time I called in, including a 75th 330 for £1,100! Have fun :wink:
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Re: Where to go for vintage Rics on Denmark St?

Postby (johnhall) » Mon Apr 11, 2011 12:01 pm

I would say any shop on Denmark Street not associated with these clowns:

http://www.mi-pro.co.uk/news/31771/Harr ... olen-goods
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Re: Where to go for vintage Rics on Denmark St?

Postby (fireglo67) » Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:16 pm

8mileshigh wrote:You'll be able to see all the shops in Denmark Street in an hour or so, so well worth a look. It all depends on the day if they'll have any vintage Ricks though. Wunjo had half a dozen Ricks lst time I called in, including a 75th 330 for £1,100! Have fun :wink:


A 75th for £1100? :shock:
I told you their prices are well over the top! :lol:
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Re: Where to go for vintage Rics on Denmark St?

Postby (scotty) » Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:18 pm

I think the 75th was described as a player in other words it was a train wreck.
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Re: Where to go for vintage Rics on Denmark St?

Postby (fireglo67) » Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:43 pm

scotty wrote:I think the 75th was described as a player in other words it was a train wreck.


"Player". Ah yes, one of the *warning* words when buying a used guitar.
Along with *Mojo* and *relic'd* :lol:
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Re: Where to go for vintage Rics on Denmark St?

Postby (watton_earth) » Wed Aug 10, 2011 2:19 pm

There is a shop near Clapham Junction Called guitar classics that's worth a look.

It's not always open, but the owner lives up stairs and could be enticed with the promise of cash....

(The website does not appear to be updated often)

http://guitar-classics.co.uk/
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