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<div class="cmt-sbj">John </div><div class='author-st'>Jack Camarda</div>

After reading a post on this site by John Mann to another screwed customer re: his desire to make amends to anyone he screwed in a past life, I sent him an email. Told him I saw his post, reminded him of what had transpired in the past (he took my $310 and never delivered).
He ignored that mail, too. You’re a piece of work, John. s**t happens to all of us, but if you had an ounce of integrity and were in fact a "real" Mann, you would have answered. You’re a sad little Mann, John.

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John
<div class="cmt-sbj">Re: John </div><div class='author-st'>John Mann</div>

You never got response because I never received your email. My original statement still stands and if you are owed product or money – contact me at jmann.com or call me direct at (603)488-1912. Regards, John Mann

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<div class="cmt-sbj">Barrington Classical Electric</div><div class='author-st'>Paul Levine</div>

I just purchased a Barrington Classical Electric guitar that is very similar to the Gibson Chet Atkins Classical Electric. It is solid black and has oversized tuners (not classical slots!). I paid $375 at a guitar show for it, with the original hard shell case. There was a man at another booth who said he worked with Barrington back in the days when these were brought in from Japan, and then went to work for Gibson. He felt this was a superior guitar to the Gibson. That’s all I really know about this puppy. I was wondering if anybody out there might have any more specific information on this particular model and make. One thing that was pointed out about this one was that the rosette hole was raised up, and that later ones were painted on. If anybody knows anything, I would appreciate the info.

Thanks, Paul

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Barrington Classical Electric
<div class="cmt-sbj">Barrington BGW 300???</div><div class='author-st'>Auli</div>

hey is that a Barrington BGW 300? and if so, where did you get it, how can i get one, or would you sell it?!

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Barrington BGW 300???
<div class="cmt-sbj">Re: stairway to heaven sheet music for piano!</div><div class='author-st'>Michael</div>

Barrington Foxxe Tele

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Barrington Foxxe Tele
<div class="cmt-sbj">Re: stairway to heaven sheet music for piano!</div><div class='author-st'>Michael</div>

I’ve got a Barrington Foxxe series tele. anyone know how much it might be worth? i’ve been hunting all over to find a price but, have had not luck what so ever. If anyone knows then let me know please.
Thanks…

<div class="cmt-sbj">Re: Barrington Foxxe Tele</div><div class='author-st'>Michael</div>

I saw one on ebay a few months ago, the Buy It Now price was $300.
And funnily enough, my name’s Michael, and I own a Barrington Foxxe guitar, except it’s a strat.

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Re: Barrington Foxxe Tele
<div class="cmt-sbj">Re: Barrington Foxxe Tele</div><div class='author-st'>scott brommers</div>

I have a Foxxe strat, by Burligton, given to me by Bruce Springsteen. Was a roadie at one of his tours and he caught me foolin’ around with the Foxxe backstage. Gave it to me as a gift, still have it. A little worse for wear over the span of 25 years. But the Foxx was the preferred brand of Mr. Sprinsteen.
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<div class="cmt-sbj">Value of the Barrington</div><div class='author-st'>Z Stripes</div>

https://store.bluebookinc.com/download/Model.aspx?product=EGUITAR&id=138

Above bluebook link quotes:
"Barrington solid body guitars were styled after the superstrat design prevalent in the late 1980s, and were built in Japan (possibly by the Terada company). Generally good-playing and good-looking guitars.
While the vintage/used market is currently focusing on vintage-style designs, models like these are generally overlooked, and as a result are generally inexpensive. Used prices on the electrics range between $200 to $400, $250 to $450 on the semi-hollow body models, and $250 to $500 on the acoustic models."

I own a Barrington electric that is fire engine red, double cutaway, since the 80’s, and it would take more then that price to rip it out of my hands. It is a good playing, sounding, and looking guitar. I was lucky enough to get it through my brother who did some work with Barrington when they were in the business of making the guitars. I was told they were handmade and even some prominent muscians got their hands on some. Nevertheless, it was a gift and it makes me smile!

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Value of the Barrington
<div class="cmt-sbj">Re: Value of the Barrington</div><div class='author-st'>james toensing</div>

: i have a "foxxe" model, serial # 104357 it is metallic green with one slanted humbucker and gotoh floyd. I picked it up for $50 at a run down pawn shop in atl, ga. Email me . send your phone # and i will call you. (free long distance is nice) ttps://store.bluebookinc.com/download/Model.aspx?product=EGUITAR&id=138

: Above bluebook link quotes:
: "Barrington solid body guitars were styled after the superstrat design prevalent in the late 1980s, and were built in Japan (possibly by the Terada company). Generally good-playing and good-looking guitars.
: While the vintage/used market is currently focusing on vintage-style designs, models like these are generally overlooked, and as a result are generally inexpensive. Used prices on the electrics range between $200 to $400, $250 to $450 on the semi-hollow body models, and $250 to $500 on the acoustic models."

: I own a Barrington electric that is fire engine red, double cutaway, since the 80’s, and it would take more then that price to rip it out of my hands. It is a good playing, sounding, and looking guitar. I was lucky enough to get it through my brother who did some work with Barrington when they were in the business of making the guitars. I was told they were handmade and even some prominent muscians got their hands on some. Nevertheless, it was a gift and it makes me smile!

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Re: Value of the Barrington
<div class="cmt-sbj">Re: Value of the Barrington</div><div class='author-st'>tmoncus</div>

: : i have a "foxxe" model, serial # 104357 it is metallic green with one slanted humbucker and gotoh floyd. I picked it up for $50 at a run down pawn shop in atl, ga. Email me . send your phone # and i will call you. (free long distance is nice) ttps://store.bluebookinc.com/download/Model.aspx?product=EGUITAR&id=138

: : Above bluebook link quotes:
: : "Barrington solid body guitars were styled after the superstrat design prevalent in the late 1980s, and were built in Japan (possibly by the Terada company). Generally good-playing and good-looking guitars.
: : While the vintage/used market is currently focusing on vintage-style designs, models like these are generally overlooked, and as a result are generally inexpensive. Used prices on the electrics range between $200 to $400, $250 to $450 on the semi-hollow body models, and $250 to $500 on the acoustic models."

: : I own a Barrington electric that is fire engine red, double cutaway, since the 80’s, and it would take more then that price to rip it out of my hands. It is a good playing, sounding, and looking guitar. I was lucky enough to get it through my brother who did some work with Barrington when they were in the business of making the guitars. I was told they were handmade and even some prominent muscians got their hands on some. Nevertheless, it was a gift and it makes me smile!

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Re: Value of the Barrington
<div class="cmt-sbj">Re: Value of the Barrington</div><div class='author-st'>tmoncus</div>

: : : i have a "foxxe" model, serial # 104357 it is metallic green with one slanted humbucker and gotoh floyd. I picked it up for $50 at a run down pawn shop in atl, ga. Email me . send your phone # and i will call you. (free long distance is nice) ttps://store.bluebookinc.com/download/Model.aspx?product=EGUITAR&id=138

: : : Above bluebook link quotes:
: : : "Barrington solid body guitars were styled after the superstrat design prevalent in the late 1980s, and were built in Japan (possibly by the Terada company). Generally good-playing and good-looking guitars.
: : : While the vintage/used market is currently focusing on vintage-style designs, models like these are generally overlooked, and as a result are generally inexpensive. Used prices on the electrics range between $200 to $400, $250 to $450 on the semi-hollow body models, and $250 to $500 on the acoustic models."

: : : I own a Barrington electric that is fire engine red, double cutaway, since the 80’s, and it would take more then that price to rip it out of my hands. It is a good playing, sounding, and looking guitar. I was lucky enough to get it through my brother who did some work with Barrington when they were in the business of making the guitars. I was told they were handmade and even some prominent muscians got their hands on some. Nevertheless, it was a gift and it makes me smile!
i bought serial #104437 in newnan ga pawn shop for $65.00, one slant hum, one volume,gotoh floyd, triangle fret inlays and neck binding metallic grey super strat almost mint condition, i love it!

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Re: Value of the Barrington
<div class="cmt-sbj">Re: Value of the Barrington</div><div class='author-st'>James Toensing</div>

: : i have a "foxxe" model, serial # 104357 it is metallic green with one slanted humbucker and gotoh floyd. I picked it up for $50 at a run down pawn shop in atl, ga. Email me . send your phone # and i will call you. (free long distance is nice) ttps://store.bluebookinc.com/download/Model.aspx?product=EGUITAR&id=138

: : Above bluebook link quotes:
: : "Barrington solid body guitars were styled after the superstrat design prevalent in the late 1980s, and were built in Japan (possibly by the Terada company). Generally good-playing and good-looking guitars.
: : While the vintage/used market is currently focusing on vintage-style designs, models like these are generally overlooked, and as a result are generally inexpensive. Used prices on the electrics range between $200 to $400, $250 to $450 on the semi-hollow body models, and $250 to $500 on the acoustic models."

: : I own a Barrington electric that is fire engine red, double cutaway, since the 80’s, and it would take more then that price to rip it out of my hands. It is a good playing, sounding, and looking guitar. I was lucky enough to get it through my brother who did some work with Barrington when they were in the business of making the guitars. I was told they were handmade and even some prominent muscians got their hands on some. Nevertheless, it was a gift and it makes me smile!

Hello – Re posting some info- that same, that EXACT same guitar which was a very special Christmas gift to some Kin Folk, and which was "given" back to me, in return, which means y’alls gonna hear some s**t that’ll knock your socks off, or maybe you have already heard, anyways, that same guitar has some history to it- yes, that means there were actually several albums, or "CD’s" as the younger generation says, but either way, I put in/left a very quite "propper" pickup in it- This pickup has a very identifiable stamp, over the papers, yet, UNDER the wax, circled twice, (green wax over gold is… preservation of what has been before!) Know the number? starts with a…

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Re: Value of the Barrington
<div class="cmt-sbj">Re: Value of the Barrington</div><div class='author-st'>James Toensing</div>

: : i have a "foxxe" model, serial # 104357 it is metallic green with one slanted humbucker and gotoh floyd. I picked it up for $50 at a run down pawn shop in atl, ga. Email me . send your phone # and i will call you. (free long distance is nice) ttps://store.bluebookinc.com/download/Model.aspx?product=EGUITAR&id=138

: : Above bluebook link quotes:
: : "Barrington solid body guitars were styled after the superstrat design prevalent in the late 1980s, and were built in Japan (possibly by the Terada company). Generally good-playing and good-looking guitars.
: : While the vintage/used market is currently focusing on vintage-style designs, models like these are generally overlooked, and as a result are generally inexpensive. Used prices on the electrics range between $200 to $400, $250 to $450 on the semi-hollow body models, and $250 to $500 on the acoustic models."

: : I own a Barrington electric that is fire engine red, double cutaway, since the 80’s, and it would take more then that price to rip it out of my hands. It is a good playing, sounding, and looking guitar. I was lucky enough to get it through my brother who did some work with Barrington when they were in the business of making the guitars. I was told they were handmade and even some prominent muscians got their hands on some. Nevertheless, it was a gift and it makes me smile!

Hello – Re posting some info- that same, that EXACT same guitar which was a very special Christmas gift to some Kin Folk, and which was "given" back to me, in return, which means y’alls gonna hear some s**t that’ll knock your socks off, or maybe you have already heard, anyways, that same guitar has some history to it- yes, that means there were actually several albums, or "CD’s" as the younger generation says, but either way, I put in/left a very quite "propper" pickup in it- This pickup has a very identifiable stamp, over the papers, yet, UNDER the wax, circled twice, (green wax over gold is… preservation of what has been before!) Know the number? starts with a…

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Re: Value of the Barrington
<div class="cmt-sbj">barrington guitar</div><div class='author-st'>lorrie styche</div>

I have a barrington guitar hand made especially for Bearde & Son, can anyone tell me how old this guitar is and if it has any value

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barrington guitar
<div class="cmt-sbj">Barrington Guitar</div><div class='author-st'>Wayne</div>

I have a Barrington BGW-300 Bigsby, semi hollow body, double cutaway, dual-pickup electric, with two "Jackson: pickups, all black in color. Can anyone tell me what the guitar, with a custom case is worth?

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Barrington Guitar
<div class="cmt-sbj">Re: Barrington Guitar</div><div class='author-st'>Ray </div>

: I have a Barrington BGW-300 without the Bigsby,its semi hollow body, double cutaway, dual-pickup electric, with two humbuckers pickups, all white in color. Can you tell me how you paid? thanks now!

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<div class="cmt-sbj">Barrington BGW 300</div><div class='author-st'>brendan</div>

Hello Wayne…it’s been a long time but I’m wondering if you still have this guitar.

Thanks for your time!
brendan

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Barrington BGW 300
<div class="cmt-sbj">barrington guitars</div><div class='author-st'>brian</div>

barrington guitars

This popular thread has been given its own page : barrington guitars

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barrington guitars
<div class="cmt-sbj">barrington guitars</div><div class='author-st'>brian</div>

I have a Barringtion model bgw 700 accoustic electric jass guitar.
The guitar is a beautiful sunburst couble f hole gold hardware with a laminated neck. Does anyone know the approximate value of this fine exccellent playing guitar.

Thanks Brian

<div class="cmt-sbj">Barrington Guitar</div><div class='author-st'>Rodd</div>

I have a barrington guitar and it is awesome. I prefer this guitar over many others I have played. The pickups are fabulous. I run a Digitech RP1 with it and get some great unique sounds.

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Barrington Guitar
<div class="cmt-sbj">Barrington Guitar</div><div class='author-st'>Derek Szarko</div>

I have one of these awesome guitars too and I am totally amazed that your still running with the RP1, because I still have one too! CRAZY! I thought I was the only guy who just couldn’t let things go.
Actually my son just corrected me, he now has the RP1, but non the less its still a great unit.
Keep rockin’

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Barrington Guitar
<div class="cmt-sbj">Barrington Guitar</div><div class='author-st'>Rodd</div>

What area do you live in. I see there is 1 for sale exactly like mine on ebay. Do you still play yours?

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Barrington Guitar
<div class="cmt-sbj"> Barrington Guitar</div><div class='author-st'>Derek Szarko</div>

Im in Rhode Island and I do play it. My church has the Custom 24 PRS
but I still use my Barrington. It’s awesome for fast solos because the frets are
filed. It also has amazing sustain. I only wish it had anothe pick up.
I got it when I was 17 and I’m almost 40 now and its still in mint condition.
It’s been real good to me, never a problem.

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Barrington Guitar
<div class="cmt-sbj">Barrington Guitars</div><div class='author-st'>Bruce Croslow</div>

I have a collection of these. Great guitars. I own three, with two more on the way. Three of the five are prototypes. These will stay in my collection for ever.

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Barrington Guitars
<div class="cmt-sbj">Barrington Electric Acoustic Bass in White for sale</div><div class='author-st'>Mike the BassPlayer</div>

I bought this as Barrington Guitar company was dissolving in 1989. Kept it in a case and used at only 2 gigs. Case was hand made for this guitar. Let me know if youre interested.

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Barrington Electric Acoustic Bass in White for sale
<div class="cmt-sbj">What brand are the Humbucker pick up ( black) no covers</div><div class='author-st'>M White</div>

RE Barrington solid body neck thru guitars. Can anyone tell me what brand of Humbuckers were used. I have a guitar with 2. Another Bolt on Neck with EMGs But no clue re the , what I call SALMON # way throw switch and another that cuts out the Hi end

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What brand are the Humbucker pick up ( black) no covers
<div class="cmt-sbj">Re: barrington guitars</div><div class='author-st'>Chris Hayward</div>

Several things you can do; One, keep an eye on Ebay, every now and then one a Barrington turns up there for sale. Two, I forget the name of the book but there is a blue book out there that does list Barrington Guitars, Three, you can conact the former owner of the company, Pete LaPlaca, he owns LaPlaca and associates up in Barrington Illinois

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Re: barrington guitars
<div class="cmt-sbj">Re: barrington guitars</div><div class='author-st'>Lee</div>

: Several things you can do; One, keep an eye on Ebay, every now and then one a Barrington turns up there for sale. Two, I forget the name of the book but there is a blue book out there that does list Barrington Guitars, Three, you can conact the former owner of the company, Pete LaPlaca, he owns LaPlaca and associates up in Barrington Illinois

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Re: barrington guitars
<div class="cmt-sbj">Re: barrington guitars</div><div class='author-st'>Lee</div>

I have a Barrinton For sales or trade it is a Jackson/Strat Style BR- or BB 882 as The floyd rose is blocking the model number on the truss cover

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Re: barrington guitars
<div class="cmt-sbj">Re: How can i get that clean distorted sound??</div><div class='author-st'>MARK</div>

: I have a Barringtion model bgw 700 accoustic electric jass guitar.
: The guitar is a beautiful sunburst couble f hole gold hardware with a laminated neck. Does anyone know the approximate value of this fine exccellent playing guitar.

: Thanks Brian

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Re: barrington FOXXE guitars
<div class="cmt-sbj">Re: BARRINGTON FOXXE guitars</div><div class='author-st'>MARK FAIRLIE</div>

I GOT MY HANDS ON A USED PSCHO ORANGE FOXXE
STRAAT ARMATRAGE NECK FLOYD/ROSE NEVER SELLIN THIS BITCH

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<div class="cmt-sbj">Re: BARRINGTON FOXXE guitars</div><div class='author-st'>MARK FAIRLIE</div>

: I GOT MY HANDS ON A USED PSCHO ORANGE FOXXE
: STRAAT ARMATRAGE NECK FLOYD/ROSE NEVER SELLIN THIS BITCH OH YA EMG 2

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Re: BARRINGTON FOXXE guitars
<div class="cmt-sbj">Re: BARRINGTON FOXXE guitars</div><div class='author-st'>MARK FAIRLIE</div>

STIIL HAVE MY ORANGE KILLER..I BOUGHT A COUPLE OTHER SINCE GUITARS SINCE THEN..BUT IM KEPPIN THIS BITCH…JUST MY FOLLOW UP MARK

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Re: BARRINGTON FOXXE guitars
<div class="cmt-sbj">Re: BARRINGTON FOXXE guitars</div><div class='author-st'>Jimmy</div>

: I GOT MY HANDS ON A USED PSCHO ORANGE FOXXE
: STRAAT ARMATRAGE NECK FLOYD/ROSE NEVER SELLIN THIS BITCH

I GOT 1 TOO. AGED WHITE. IT. KICKS. MAJOR. ASS.

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<div class="cmt-sbj">Re: barrington guitars</div><div class='author-st'>scott brommers</div>

I HAVE A BARRINGTON FOXXE GIVEN TO ME BY bRUCE sPRINGSTEEN, WHILE WORKING AS A ROADIE ON TOUR 1968..
STILL WORKS AND HAS PHENOM SOUND. ALL FENDER PICK-UPS. AND FULL STRAT DESIGN.
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<div class="cmt-sbj">Bridges</div><div class='author-st'>Harrison Custom Guitars</div>

We had a customer wanting a Mannmade trem in gold on his custom guitar order. We had to wait a little while but we got our delivery and one very happy customer!

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<div class="cmt-sbj">MannMadeUSA Products are back</div><div class='author-st'>gtrman66</div>

Let me preface this with "I do not work for John Mann". I have jammed with him in the past and consider him a friend.

I too, had a 1-1/2 year "delay" in my order. The stories here are inexcusable, and there were some things happening in his life that I will not discuss in an open forum.

I told him to check this site and make it right with the people who lost money. I hope he does this. If you like, send me your email, name, contact info and I will forward it to John’s personal email. I really, honestly beleive he wants to make it right.

From now on (he realized he needed help) orders will be taken and processed by Retro Music, Keene NH @ 603.357.9732. Jeff Firestone is the voice on the other end of the line. He is going to be in charge of inside sales and shipping orders from stock. E-mail will be sales.com – effective 02/01/02.

I got my order after I thought I wouldn’t. He’s a good guy, and a fantastic engineer/tool maker – the best trems in the world! I hope this helps, but again, I can’t excuse what happened to some of you and don’t blame you if you ignore this, but I think his dealing through an established music store is a huge step in the right direction.

Later,
Roy
[email protected]

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MannMadeUSA Products are back
<div class="cmt-sbj">Thank you</div><div class='author-st'>Christopher Ryan</div>

Thanks for everyone for posting these messages, I came across this in a bid to find the mannmade website, I know now not to order through it. Anyone know any other good source for wrapover bridges though?

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Thank you
<div class="cmt-sbj">MannMade Products</div><div class='author-st'>Robert Mann</div>

The company you all are talking about is "MannMade USA" not "MannMade Products" MannMade Products makes truck window screen to keep bugs out of the interior of semi-trucks.
Would you please re-direct your comments.
Thank you.
Robert Mann
Co-Owner – MannMade Products.

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<div class="cmt-sbj">I think Mannmade is out of business</div><div class='author-st'>Alberto Martinez</div>

Seriously, the website can’t be found anywhere, the phone is not working, something must have happened to this man.
I really wanted one of his bridges for my guitar.

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I think Mannmade is out of business
<div class="cmt-sbj">John Mann is a Criminal....</div><div class='author-st'>Huey Redwine</div>

Expect nothing from Him!!! I gave him a year to Deliver???Had a Hell of a time getting Visa to credit my account. they also said they are having problems with Him…????? a True ScumBag!!! I suggest a Schaller, HipShot , ABM ,Callaham,Point Tremolo or one of the many other Trems available, But do yourself a favor…….Dont Deal With John Mann!!!!!!!!!! Cheers…H.R.

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John Mann is a Criminal....
<div class="cmt-sbj">Re: John Mann is a Criminal....</div><div class='author-st'>Cameron</div>

Hello, Don’t know John Mann but just wanted to ask you how did you get the job of stand in for Colin Farrell? Thanks.

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Re: John Mann is a Criminal....
<div class="cmt-sbj">More of the same...</div><div class='author-st'>Joe Nethercoat</div>

I too tried to buy a product via the MannMade web site….Similar story as other disappointed cutomers I’m afraid….Good product, dreadful customer relations!

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More of the same...
<div class="cmt-sbj">Another sucker</div><div class='author-st'>Guy C</div>

Well, at least I don’t feel like I’m the only one now… it took me a LONG time to work out that John Mann is a liar and a fraud; I always give people the benefit of the doubt, but with a bad apple, just end up looking stupid & wondering ‘why didn’t I see that before’.

I ordered a couple of trem bridges, an RMC synth interface & piezos, for about £500 in 1999, paid via Visa… John Mann said he’d sent them but then claimed they must have been ‘lost in the post’ weeks later, and he’d claim the insurance & send again. So the last time we spoke would have been early 2000, I’ve not been able to contact him since, despite repeatedly leaving messages on his ansafone, on which he ‘promises to reply as soon as possible’…

I managed to source the RMC stuff direct, and talking with the very helpful people there, discovered that John Mann had not ordered from them for a long time, and certainly not for the items I’d ordered.

So finally I twigged !

I find it such a shame that someone who is so obviously talented (I managed to get a couple of MannMade bridges from other sources and they ARE excellent) can be so criminal.
Personally, the money’s not a problem, and I can probably get a refund from Visa, but the sheer waste of (my) time is exasperating, and worse, realising that a person who you’ve treated with patience and respect has less actual value than something you’d scrape off your shoe is not a nice feeling.

John Mann, if you ever get to read this, I hope you’re ashamed of yourself; but I’m sure you’re not, so go and run back to whatever drug or alcohol-lined hole you live in where you delude yourself that you’re a really great person and that all those honest people you’ve been ripping off really deserved it.

PS: If anyone needs PRS-compatible bridges, I heard (from Chandler guitars in the UK) they’re being distributed independently now, sorry, but I don’t have any more details.

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Another sucker
<div class="cmt-sbj">And another bad experience with MannMade</div><div class='author-st'>Phil Quail</div>

I can sympathise with Jack Camarda and David Harner – I tried to order a couple of bridges back in August 2000, never received them and now get no replies from enquiries to John Mann. I can’t understand, because he gets great reviews and seems to make quality products.

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And another bad experience with MannMade
<div class="cmt-sbj">Barrington</div><div class='author-st'>jo woods</div>

Barrington

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Barrington
<div class="cmt-sbj">Barrington</div><div class='author-st'>jo woods</div>

I have a Barrington custom made electric gutair. It was made in illinois i was wounder if any one had any information, how much its worth.

<div class="cmt-sbj">Terada guitar</div><div class='author-st'>Blake</div>

I have a Terada Guitar serial num 46423 Num 800…….i have looked every where for info about this guitar but can find nothing…it has what looks like a very old and big pic up on it..it says it a Barcus Berry Harp patent pending made in USA i can show pics it it help.. if anyone can give me any ifo about the guitar it would be greatly appritiated:)

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Terada guitar
<div class="cmt-sbj">minerva</div><div class='author-st'>Anonymous</div>

my dads guitar has been passed on to my daughter, it is an old guitar, carved minerva and hensel, inside label says hand made expressly for rs williams and sons ltd , authur hensel…. finding a lot of different information out there… anyone know the value of the guitar?

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minerva
<div class="cmt-sbj">Barrington Guitar</div><div class='author-st'>Derek Szarko</div>

I have an electric blue BRG-881 and its totally amazing. Its in perfect condition and I was considering selling it to build up capital for a Gibson or PRS but after reading everyone’s posts I’m no so sure I want to sell it now. Does anyone think that these guitars, given the rarity of them will increase in value? Mine does have a fret job that has been done lowering the action and it now plays like smooth butter. I also play a PRS Custom 24 which is also a most wonderful guitar. Anyway anyone have any idea of the value of the BRG-881?

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Barrington Guitar BRG-881
<div class="cmt-sbj">Arther Hensel Guitar</div><div class='author-st'>Phillip Rennick</div>

I also have Arthur Hensel guitar owned by my Father For close to 70 yrs I unable to find a picture or any info if they may be collectable or not he is still alive and was going to give it away would love to find a site for value .
is in very good condition has not been strung for some time now for he has been ill and with little money
Thank You
Phill

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Arther Hensel Guitar
<div class="cmt-sbj">I GOT A FOXXE ELECTRIC METALIC RED LOL!!</div><div class='author-st'>Dave hulse</div>

I got a foxxe guitar along time ago i got it for christmas one year! i was about 16 years old im now 37! somehow i managed to hold on to this guitar! itwas used alot by my brother i was finaly able to get it back. she has some chipped paint from it getting banged around! it still looks prety good for its age! i have some pics! this guitar is verry i mean verry hard to find!!! im looking at it right now and i cant believe i have one of these! i was on here looking for the back plate that covers the electronics he lost it i dont know how? any way i was just playing it and it felt so neat! the sound is so awsome! i loves the 80s sound! If anyone knows wher i can get parts for this guitar please help me out! there are alot of these sitting in closets i bet and people dont even know what they have! My model has the sharp headstock and like i said is metalic red! my friends all had one to ive seen them in black also with one humbucker pickup. mine has two singles and one humbucker! Its a real cool guitar! please send me an e-mail on what you know about this guitar! thanks Dave Hulse

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I GOT A FOXXE ELECTRIC METALIC RED LOL!!
<div class="cmt-sbj">Collector</div><div class='author-st'>MRJ</div>

So, I seem to be collecting Barrington guitars. Have a growing appreciation for them.

Have several electrics. Looking at an acoustic. If the acoustics are anything like the electrics, they are probably decent guitars.

Any thoughts or suggestions? It’s a Gruhn. Any connection with Gruhn Guitars in Nashville?

Thanks,
Mark

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Collector
<div class="cmt-sbj">hensel guitar</div><div class='author-st'>Anonymous</div>

I have one purchaced new in mid 40’s and would like to sell it. It is in good shape. Make an offer

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hensel guitar
<div class="cmt-sbj">HENSEL MINERVA GUITAR</div><div class='author-st'>Anonymous</div>

I inherited my Dad’s guitar which is 66 years old. It is in great shape and still sounds amazing. Just curious as to what it’s worth? Of course I’m not selling. It has too many sentimental values. Label inside reads The R.S. williams & Sons co. Ltd.

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HENSEL MINERVA GUITAR
<div class="cmt-sbj">Barrington bass</div><div class='author-st'>Louie</div>

I have a barrington red flame color bass and am trying to locate a replacement neck. It was purchased around 1990.any info where I can get one?

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Barrington bass
<div class="cmt-sbj">Barrington 4-string Fretless acoustic/electric bass guitar</div><div class='author-st'>Todd</div>

I purchased this bass guitar but have never seen this maker before. It plays and sounds great. Would like to know the value of this instrument. Having trouble finding any info on my bass. Thanks in advance for any help.

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Barrington 4-string Fretless acoustic/electric bass guitar
<div class="cmt-sbj">BARRINGTON  BGW400</div><div class='author-st'>Armando Di Donato</div>

Hi, found this nice old-time jazz box (L5-like). It’s got two humbuckers but I have no information. They ask 1300 $ and it seems a little too steep as a price to me for something few people know. But if anyone can tell me whether is good or not, maybe could be a good deal.
Thanks

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BARRINGTON BGW400
<div class="cmt-sbj">Arthur Hansel info</div><div class='author-st'>Spuds</div>

My original idea, for Arthur Hansel, was a wikipedia page. That idea has fallen by the wayside (not enough free time).

Here’s some Arthur Hansel info:
— born in Germany, married there, had one son
— not sure if he trained as a cabient maker or luthier
— raced motorcycles (won several races, year unknown)
— came to Toronto via the UK (year unknown), wife and son stayed in Germany
— had a boarding house in Cabbagetown (Seaton St, Toronto), catering to German expats
— married again in Toronto (year unknown)
— workshop was on the property at this point
— my grandmother owned the boarding house next door to Mr Hansel
— Mrs Hansel passed away (year unknown)
— Mr Hansel married my grandmother in 1962 or 1963, 2-3 years after my grandfathers death
— The couple moved to MacDonald Ave (Scarborough) shortly afterwards
— I do remember Mr Hansels workshop being in the basement on MacDonald
— As kids we received tons of wood gifts and toys
— Passed away in early 1980’s (exact year unknown)

This is all I’ve got. I was pretty young at this point so a lot of the memories are hazy.

Frank

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Arthur Hansel info
<div class="cmt-sbj">Re: Barrington</div><div class='author-st'>Sean</div>

This guy says it’s going for 5 bills on ebay or something, plus some other info. I got one too.

http://www.harmony-central.com/Guitar/Data4/Barrington/BRT833-01.html

: I have a Barrington custom made electric gutair. It was made in illinois i was wounder if any one had any information, how much its worth.

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<div class="cmt-sbj">Re: how to build a guitar</div><div class='author-st'>chris</div>

I own a Barrington and a Foxxe. I use to work for the company. They are excellent guitars overall, however not very well known. I would need to know more before I knew anything about its worth

: This guy says it’s going for 5 bills on ebay or something, plus some other info. I got one too.

: http://www.harmony-central.com/Guitar/Data4/Barrington/BRT833-01.html

:
: : I have a Barrington custom made electric gutair. It was made in illinois i was wounder if any one had any information, how much its worth.

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<div class="cmt-sbj">Re: Barrington Guitars</div><div class='author-st'>Ron Chalmers</div>

: We have a Barrington Acoustic Guitar Inside is label "Hand Made by Arthur Hensel Especially For Baere & Son
Does anyone have any idea as to the potential value as this guitar is over 55 years old, having been
purcharsed in 1945.
Would appreciate any information anyone can give on this subject
Many thanks

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<div class="cmt-sbj">Re: Barrington Guitars</div><div class='author-st'>Sled</div>

: : We have a Barrington Acoustic Guitar Inside is label "Hand Made by Arthur Hensel Especially For Baere & Son
: Does anyone have any idea as to the potential value as this guitar is over 55 years old, having been
: purcharsed in 1945.
: Would appreciate any information anyone can give on this subject
: Many thanks

I own that guitar it is a family heirloom i play it now it was purchased in the late 1940 i belive
i still play it today it sounds great i’m guessing it’s worth 400 bucks canadian

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Re: Barrington Guitars
<div class="cmt-sbj">Re: Barrington Guitars</div><div class='author-st'>Sled</div>

: : : We have a Barrington Acoustic Guitar Inside is label "Hand Made by Arthur Hensel Especially For Baere & Son
: : Does anyone have any idea as to the potential value as this guitar is over 55 years old, having been
: : purcharsed in 1945.
: : Would appreciate any information anyone can give on this subject
: : Many thanks

: I own that guitar it is a family heirloom i play it now it was purchased in the late 1940 i belive
: i still play it today it sounds great i’m guessing it’s worth 400 bucks canadian
IT IS NOT FOR SALE SO DON’T EVEN ASK!!!

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Re: Barrington Guitars
<div class="cmt-sbj">Re: Barrington Guitars_Hensel</div><div class='author-st'>BobbyStahr</div>

Hello,
I also qwn a very old guitar"HandMade by Arthur Hensel, but for the R.S.Williams and Son Ltd. He apparently made guitars for larger dept. stores in the early pre and post 2nd W.W.. Mine was originally a laptop Hawaiian style but plays credibly in the first position thiugh the intonation goes off rapidly as you move up the fretboard. Mine was in a flood in the ’50’s up here in Canada and was in rough shap with a crack in the back and had a destroyed bridge with no front perfling left. I had the basic giutar rebuilt to the finishing stage and, as some previous owner had tried to remove the front Hawaiian painting with sandpaper ACROSS the bloddy grain the top looks a bit shabby, but clean now, and i took the laquer off by shaving till i got to the wood on the sides and bacl which revealed lovely bird’seye maple, which wan then polished down with fine steel wool and then polished with gunstock oil which has mad a very nice, non yellowing clear shiny finish….worth moer than I could get for it as well I fear….LOL

peace

Bobby Stahr

: : : We have a Barrington Acoustic Guitar Inside is label "Hand Made by Arthur Hensel Especially For Baere & Son
: : : Does anyone have any idea as to the potential value as this guitar is over 55 years old, having been
: : : purcharsed in 1945.
: : : Would appreciate any information anyone can give on this subject
: : : Many thanks

: : I own that guitar it is a family heirloom i play it now it was purchased in the late 1940 i belive
: : i still play it today it sounds great i’m guessing it’s worth 400 bucks canadian
: IT IS NOT FOR SALE SO DON’T EVEN ASK!!!

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Re: Barrington Guitars_Hensel
<div class="cmt-sbj">Re: Barrington Guitars_Hensel</div><div class='author-st'>Peter</div>

Hi, I own a parlor guitar that I believe was made by Arthur Hensel. On the headstock is the logo of the RS Williams Company, and the name Hamilton. Has anyone run across one of these?

: Hello,
: I also qwn a very old guitar"HandMade by Arthur Hensel, but for the R.S.Williams and Son Ltd. He apparently made guitars for larger dept. stores in the early pre and post 2nd W.W.. Mine was originally a laptop Hawaiian style but plays credibly in the first position thiugh the intonation goes off rapidly as you move up the fretboard. Mine was in a flood in the ’50’s up here in Canada and was in rough shap with a crack in the back and had a destroyed bridge with no front perfling left. I had the basic giutar rebuilt to the finishing stage and, as some previous owner had tried to remove the front Hawaiian painting with sandpaper ACROSS the bloddy grain the top looks a bit shabby, but clean now, and i took the laquer off by shaving till i got to the wood on the sides and bacl which revealed lovely bird’seye maple, which wan then polished down with fine steel wool and then polished with gunstock oil which has mad a very nice, non yellowing clear shiny finish….worth moer than I could get for it as well I fear….LOL

: peace

: Bobby Stahr

:
: : : : We have a Barrington Acoustic Guitar Inside is label "Hand Made by Arthur Hensel Especially For Baere & Son
: : : : Does anyone have any idea as to the potential value as this guitar is over 55 years old, having been
: : : : purcharsed in 1945.
: : : : Would appreciate any information anyone can give on this subject
: : : : Many thanks

: : : I own that guitar it is a family heirloom i play it now it was purchased in the late 1940 i belive
: : : i still play it today it sounds great i’m guessing it’s worth 400 bucks canadian
: : IT IS NOT FOR SALE SO DON’T EVEN ASK!!!

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Re: Barrington Guitars_Hensel
<div class="cmt-sbj">Re: Barrington Guitars_Hensel</div><div class='author-st'>E.Ashley</div>

Hi, I own a parlor guitar that I believe was made by Arthur Hensel. On the headstock is the logo of the RS Williams Company, and the name Hamilton. Has anyone run across one of these?

: : Hello,
: : I also qwn a very old guitar"HandMade by Arthur Hensel, but for the R.S.Williams and Son Ltd. He apparently made guitars for larger dept. stores in the early pre and post 2nd W.W.. Mine was originally a laptop Hawaiian style but plays credibly in the first position thiugh the intonation goes off rapidly as you move up the fretboard. Mine was in a flood in the ’50’s up here in Canada and was in rough shap with a crack in the back and had a destroyed bridge with no front perfling left. I had the basic giutar rebuilt to the finishing stage and, as some previous owner had tried to remove the front Hawaiian painting with sandpaper ACROSS the bloddy grain the top looks a bit shabby, but clean now, and i took the laquer off by shaving till i got to the wood on the sides and bacl which revealed lovely bird’seye maple, which wan then polished down with fine steel wool and then polished with gunstock oil which has mad a very nice, non yellowing clear shiny finish….worth moer than I could get for it as well I fear….LOL

: : peace

: : Bobby Stahr

: :
: : : : : We have a Barrington Acoustic Guitar Inside is label "Hand Made by Arthur Hensel Especially For Baere & Son
: : : : : Does anyone have any idea as to the potential value as this guitar is over 55 years old, having been
: : : : : purcharsed in 1945.
: : : : : Would appreciate any information anyone can give on this subject
: : : : : Many thanks

: : : : I own that guitar it is a family heirloom i play it now it was purchased in the late 1940 i belive
: : : : i still play it today it sounds great i’m guessing it’s worth 400 bucks canadian
: : : IT IS NOT FOR SALE SO DON’T EVEN ASK!!!
Hi: I also have a handmade Hensel Acoustic Guitar,and we believe it is over 56 years old. It was my fathers and he died when I wss twelve. It is not for sale but would like to know what is its value for insurance purposes. Would you give me an idea of its approximate value. thanks in advance E.Ashley

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<div class="cmt-sbj">Re Hensel Guitars</div><div class='author-st'>William Eden</div>

: Hi, I own a parlor guitar that I believe was made by Arthur Hensel. On the headstock is the logo of the RS Williams Company, and the name Hamilton. Has anyone run across one of these?

: : Hello,
: : I also qwn a very old guitar"HandMade by Arthur Hensel, but for the R.S.Williams and Son Ltd. He apparently made guitars for larger dept. stores in the early pre and post 2nd W.W.. Mine was originally a laptop Hawaiian style but plays credibly in the first position thiugh the intonation goes off rapidly as you move up the fretboard. Mine was in a flood in the ’50’s up here in Canada and was in rough shap with a crack in the back and had a destroyed bridge with no front perfling left. I had the basic giutar rebuilt to the finishing stage and, as some previous owner had tried to remove the front Hawaiian painting with sandpaper ACROSS the bloddy grain the top looks a bit shabby, but clean now, and i took the laquer off by shaving till i got to the wood on the sides and bacl which revealed lovely bird’seye maple, which wan then polished down with fine steel wool and then polished with gunstock oil which has mad a very nice, non yellowing clear shiny finish….worth moer than I could get for it as well I fear….LOL

: : peace

: : Bobby Stahr

: :
: : : : : We have a Barrington Acoustic Guitar Inside is label "Hand Made by Arthur Hensel Especially For Baere & Son
: : : : : Does anyone have any idea as to the potential value as this guitar is over 55 years old, having been
: : : : : purcharsed in 1945.
: : : : : Would appreciate any information anyone can give on this subject
: : : : : Many thanks

: : : : I own that guitar it is a family heirloom i play it now it was purchased in the late 1940 i belive
: : : : i still play it today it sounds great i’m guessing it’s worth 400 bucks canadian
: : : IT IS NOT FOR SALE SO DON’T EVEN ASK!!!

Hi I also have one of Arthurs parlour Guitars my’n has the ingraving on the head stock Artis Hensel. Bill."""""""

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Re Hensel Guitars
<div class="cmt-sbj">Re: Re Hensel Guitars</div><div class='author-st'>Parryoke</div>

: : Hi, I own a parlor guitar that I believe was made by Arthur Hensel. On the headstock is the logo of the RS Williams Company, and the name Hamilton. Has anyone run across one of these?

: : : Hello,
: : : I also qwn a very old guitar"HandMade by Arthur Hensel, but for the R.S.Williams and Son Ltd. He apparently made guitars for larger dept. stores in the early pre and post 2nd W.W.. Mine was originally a laptop Hawaiian style but plays credibly in the first position thiugh the intonation goes off rapidly as you move up the fretboard. Mine was in a flood in the ’50’s up here in Canada and was in rough shap with a crack in the back and had a destroyed bridge with no front perfling left. I had the basic giutar rebuilt to the finishing stage and, as some previous owner had tried to remove the front Hawaiian painting with sandpaper ACROSS the bloddy grain the top looks a bit shabby, but clean now, and i took the laquer off by shaving till i got to the wood on the sides and bacl which revealed lovely bird’seye maple, which wan then polished down with fine steel wool and then polished with gunstock oil which has mad a very nice, non yellowing clear shiny finish….worth moer than I could get for it as well I fear….LOL

: : : peace

: : : Bobby Stahr

: : :
: : : : : : We have a Barrington Acoustic Guitar Inside is label "Hand Made by Arthur Hensel Especially For Baere & Son
: : : : : : Does anyone have any idea as to the potential value as this guitar is over 55 years old, having been
: : : : : : purcharsed in 1945.
: : : : : : Would appreciate any information anyone can give on this subject
: : : : : : Many thanks

: : : : : I own that guitar it is a family heirloom i play it now it was purchased in the late 1940 i belive
: : : : : i still play it today it sounds great i’m guessing it’s worth 400 bucks canadian
: : : : IT IS NOT FOR SALE SO DON’T EVEN ASK!!!

: Hi I also have one of Arthurs parlour Guitars my’n has the ingraving on the head stock Artis Hensel. Bill."""""""

I have the Artist hensel. I purchased from a lady who owned it for 20 years and her Grandpa bought in 1945 in Port Alberni . He hand Made a shappy paper case for it and the neck is pretty damn good. the frets have unfortunately been filed to nubs but thats easier to fix than a fretboard i guess. Still have ivory style tuning pegs in the case, original screwed down pickguard. Love the hand carved headstock, and the inlay around the tone hole and fretboard.I love the crackled lacquer.. looks like an old oil painting. The top is about 3/8ths thick it seemms.The grain has fat spacing in the upper quadrant and the grain realy tightens up on the bottom quadrant.I think this guitar is only 4 or so inches thick, and I swear there’s a little subwoofer stashed in it somewhere…. all for a price of 150 bucks…. been waiting for years to buy a steal like this as well as own an increasingly popular yet rare piece of Canadiana. Great rythm guitar or lower neck finger picker! Can’t wait to get a proper setup frets and some pro tuners. NOT FER SALE lol

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<div class="cmt-sbj">Re: Re Hensel Guitars</div><div class='author-st'>Parryoke</div>

: : : Hi, I own a parlor guitar that I believe was made by Arthur Hensel. On the headstock is the logo of the RS Williams Company, and the name Hamilton. Has anyone run across one of these?

: : : : Hello,
: : : : I also qwn a very old guitar"HandMade by Arthur Hensel, but for the R.S.Williams and Son Ltd. He apparently made guitars for larger dept. stores in the early pre and post 2nd W.W.. Mine was originally a laptop Hawaiian style but plays credibly in the first position thiugh the intonation goes off rapidly as you move up the fretboard. Mine was in a flood in the ’50’s up here in Canada and was in rough shap with a crack in the back and had a destroyed bridge with no front perfling left. I had the basic giutar rebuilt to the finishing stage and, as some previous owner had tried to remove the front Hawaiian painting with sandpaper ACROSS the bloddy grain the top looks a bit shabby, but clean now, and i took the laquer off by shaving till i got to the wood on the sides and bacl which revealed lovely bird’seye maple, which wan then polished down with fine steel wool and then polished with gunstock oil which has mad a very nice, non yellowing clear shiny finish….worth moer than I could get for it as well I fear….LOL

: : : : peace

: : : : Bobby Stahr

: : : :
: : : : : : : We have a Barrington Acoustic Guitar Inside is label "Hand Made by Arthur Hensel Especially For Baere & Son
: : : : : : : Does anyone have any idea as to the potential value as this guitar is over 55 years old, having been
: : : : : : : purcharsed in 1945.
: : : : : : : Would appreciate any information anyone can give on this subject
: : : : : : : Many thanks

: : : : : : I own that guitar it is a family heirloom i play it now it was purchased in the late 1940 i belive
: : : : : : i still play it today it sounds great i’m guessing it’s worth 400 bucks canadian
: : : : : IT IS NOT FOR SALE SO DON’T EVEN ASK!!!

: : Hi I also have one of Arthurs parlour Guitars my’n has the ingraving on the head stock Artis Hensel. Bill."""""""

: I have the Artist hensel. I purchased from a lady who owned it for 20 years and her Grandpa bought in 1945 in Port Alberni . He hand Made a shappy paper case for it and the neck is pretty damn good. the frets have unfortunately been filed to nubs but thats easier to fix than a fretboard i guess. Still have ivory style tuning pegs in the case, original screwed down pickguard. Love the hand carved headstock, and the inlay around the tone hole and fretboard.I love the crackled lacquer.. looks like an old oil painting. The top is about 3/8ths thick it seemms.The grain has fat spacing in the upper quadrant and the grain realy tightens up on the bottom quadrant.I think this guitar is only 4 or so inches thick, and I swear there’s a little subwoofer stashed in it somewhere…. all for a price of 150 bucks…. been waiting for years to buy a steal like this as well as own an increasingly popular yet rare piece of Canadiana. Great rythm guitar or lower neck finger picker! Can’t wait to get a proper setup frets and some pro tuners. NOT FER SALE lol as far as the others, it looks like totally rebuild and refinished ones average around 500 bucks. I think the hamilton was where the guitar went to school… apparently he was commissioned be rs williams to go to conservatories of music. I have read of one in London ont from a music school.I believe there were other artists commissioned by rs williams at the time, Hensel’s factory was tiny and I have read he only made about 400 of these artist guitars.

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<div class="cmt-sbj">Re: Institute Guitars_Hensel</div><div class='author-st'>Guy Goguen</div>

: Hi, I own a parlor guitar that I believe was made by Arthur Hensel. On the headstock is the logo of the RS Williams Company, and the name Hamilton. Has anyone run across one of these?

: : Hello,
: : I also qwn a very old guitar"HandMade by Arthur Hensel, but for the R.S.Williams and Son Ltd. He apparently made guitars for larger dept. stores in the early pre and post 2nd W.W.. Mine was originally a laptop Hawaiian style but plays credibly in the first position thiugh the intonation goes off rapidly as you move up the fretboard. Mine was in a flood in the ’50’s up here in Canada and was in rough shap with a crack in the back and had a destroyed bridge with no front perfling left. I had the basic giutar rebuilt to the finishing stage and, as some previous owner had tried to remove the front Hawaiian painting with sandpaper ACROSS the bloddy grain the top looks a bit shabby, but clean now, and i took the laquer off by shaving till i got to the wood on the sides and bacl which revealed lovely bird’seye maple, which wan then polished down with fine steel wool and then polished with gunstock oil which has mad a very nice, non yellowing clear shiny finish….worth moer than I could get for it as well I fear….LOL

: : peace

: : Bobby Stahr

: :
: : : : : We have a Barrington Acoustic Guitar Inside is label "Hand Made by Arthur Hensel Especially For Baere & Son
: : : : : Does anyone have any idea as to the potential value as this guitar is over 55 years old, having been
: : : : : purcharsed in 1945.
: : : : : Would appreciate any information anyone can give on this subject
: : : : : Many thanks

: : : : I own that guitar it is a family heirloom i play it now it was purchased in the late 1940 i belive
: : : : i still play it today it sounds great i’m guessing it’s worth 400 bucks canadian
: : : IT IS NOT FOR SALE SO DON’T EVEN ASK!!!

Hi, I just came across a dreadnaught style, 14 fret sunburst guitar that definitely bears Arthur Hensel’s handy work. The headstock is carved with the name INSTITUTE and also some kind of fish is carved just above it.It is all solid mahogany, one piece front and back. No markings inside. Can anyone enlighten me on this one? Thanks!

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<div class="cmt-sbj">Re: Barrington Guitars_Hensel</div><div class='author-st'>Olafur Kr. Olafsson</div>

Hello!
I’m also the proud owner of an old "ARTIST – Hand Made Expressly for the R.S.Williams and Sons Co Ltd by Arthur Hensel" gitar that my mother got for her confirmation ca.1943-5 in Iceland. It’s a small guitar with "ARTIST HENSEL" carved into the headboard. It had a beautiful surprisingly big sound for its size. Sadly it was ravaged by Icelandic frost and thaw when it was left in the family’s country home for a winter or two. Hopefully not beyond repair tho! It would be great to know more about this instrument that has brought a lot of joy to a few generations.

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<div class="cmt-sbj">Re: Barrington Guitars_Hensel</div><div class='author-st'>Ken Knopp</div>

Hi
I just got an "Artist Hensel" rebuilt. My mother got it when she was sixteen years old, that would have been 1942 0r 1943. over the years it had suffered rather badly, and at one point the entire back was smashed out, I recovered it from her attic. I found a music store that took it and fully rebuilt it to near new condition. It has an unusually full and rich sound for such a small Guitar.

Part of the rebuild was to leave the scratches and marks on the front of the guitar while restoring it, they made an outstanding job, and the finished product was aell worth the money and wait.

Ken

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Re: Barrington Guitars_Hensel

Hi, I also have one of these guitars now, my grandfather had it durring WW2. it says its handmade on the inside, its a Hansel Minerva. But mine like yours is in rough shape, needs a new nut and a couple of tunning pegs…..If you dont mind me asking how much did your restoration cost?, and do you have an idea of what the value might be?, any info will be helpfull….thanks for your time , Clint. 🙂

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Hello there
<div class="cmt-sbj">Re: Barrington Guitars</div><div class='author-st'>Noah Tye</div>

Arthur hensel made guitars for r f williams company out of toronto they were a retail store but would also distribute these guitar around the world..know for making a great box but not so hot for fret placements… these guitars usually need a bit of work … (ie neck reset, new finger board and a refret., sometimes a new bridge… estimated 600-700 work …. but what you get is well worth the cost of fix up …
and can sell for up to 1500-2000 dollars depending on the shape and weather or not all that work has been done….

great canadian made guitars from 1930-1950

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Re: Barrington Guitars
<div class="cmt-sbj">Re: Barrington Guitars</div><div class='author-st'>Llarrs</div>

I have a Hensel Minerva "hand made by Arthur Hensel for R.S. Williams and Sons Co. Ltd". Near as I can figure it was built before they went under during the "Great Depression".
(Pardon the oxymoron. What could be so great about depression?)

Saw one advertised for $1495.00 Canadian at Anderson Strings in Iroquois Ontario.

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<div class="cmt-sbj">Re: Barrington Guitars</div><div class='author-st'>bob walker</div>

Ive never seen any Hensel sell for more than 350….they usually go for around 150. Folkaway and Anderson Strings are dreaming . check ebay they are always some on.

: I have a Hensel Minerva "hand made by Arthur Hensel for R.S. Williams and Sons Co. Ltd". Near as I can figure it was built before they went under during the "Great Depression".
: (Pardon the oxymoron. What could be so great about depression?)

: Saw one advertised for $1495.00 Canadian at Anderson Strings in Iroquois Ontario.

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<div class="cmt-sbj">Re: Barrington Guitars</div><div class='author-st'>dr.d</div>

how much would a aurthur hansel 1950 would be priced around???

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Re: Barrington Guitars
<div class="cmt-sbj">Barrington 5 string bass</div><div class='author-st'>Dave Service</div>

I own a Barrington 5 string with gold tuners and a gotah bridge. I payed $600.00, I met the guy that made them at the N.A.M.M show in Chicago ( he was a really nice guy).My bass was purchased after my Tobias was stolen and needed a bass to get me through 3 weeks on the road,, I fell in love with the bass and used it for many years.I had it in a gig bag and someone put an over size bag on it and it split a portion of the head stock. I have since repaired it but never take it on the road. Several other bass players used the basses and loved them. The Bass player with KoKo Taylor ( Melvin) traveled with his for many years .His bass was lost in a fire and few years ago . We both saw each other recently and talked about our search and hope of replacing the basses we loved. ,,,,,,, : I own a Barrington and a Foxxe. I use to work for the company. They are excellent guitars overall, however not very well known. I would need to know more before I knew anything about its worth

: : This guy says it’s going for 5 bills on ebay or something, plus some other info. I got one too.

: : http://www.harmony-central.com/Guitar/Data4/Barrington/BRT833-01.html

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: : : I have a Barrington custom made electric gutair. It was made in illinois i was wounder if any one had any information, how much its worth.

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Barrington 5 string bass
<div class="cmt-sbj">Re: Barrington 5 string bass</div><div class='author-st'>Ron Lukowski</div>

: I own a Barrington 5 string with gold tuners and a gotah bridge. I payed $600.00, I met the guy that made them at the N.A.M.M show in Chicago ( he was a really nice guy).My bass was purchased after my Tobias was stolen and needed a bass to get me through 3 weeks on the road,, I fell in love with the bass and used it for many years.I had it in a gig bag and someone put an over size bag on it and it split a portion of the head stock. I have since repaired it but never take it on the road. Several other bass players used the basses and loved them. The Bass player with KoKo Taylor ( Melvin) traveled with his for many years .His bass was lost in a fire and few years ago . We both saw each other recently and talked about our search and hope of replacing the basses we loved. ,,,,,,, : I own a Barrington and a Foxxe. I use to work for the company. They are excellent guitars overall, however not very well known. I would need to know more before I knew anything about its worth

: : : This guy says it’s going for 5 bills on ebay or something, plus some other info. I got one too.

: : : http://www.harmony-central.com/Guitar/Data4/Barrington/BRT833-01.html

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: : : : I have a Barrington custom made electric gutair. It was made in illinois i was wounder if any one had any information, how much its worth.

Dave and all Barrington guitar owners,

There is a ton of innaccurate information circulating regarding Barrington guitars. There are only two authorities that can give proper information regarding the exact information regarding any Barrington guitar….myself and Scott Johnson. If you hear from anyone else that they worked for the company, be suspect. Scott and I had a couple of guys work for us, (Chris and Dave) but beyond that it was just Scott and me building guitars. BTW, I’ll be bringing my basses back to market soon. Any interest in a 35" scale six string?

Ron Lukowski

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Re: Barrington 5 string bass
<div class="cmt-sbj">Re: barrington guitars</div><div class='author-st'>Chris Hayward</div>

Just wanted to say to Ron Lukowski. Listen to the man when it comes to Barrington’s & Foxxe’s. He is one of the few people to talk to about them.

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<div class="cmt-sbj">Re: Barrington 5 string bass</div><div class='author-st'>Nick Goehrke</div>

: : I own a Barrington 5 string with gold tuners and a gotah bridge. I payed $600.00, I met the guy that made them at the N.A.M.M show in Chicago ( he was a really nice guy).My bass was purchased after my Tobias was stolen and needed a bass to get me through 3 weeks on the road,, I fell in love with the bass and used it for many years.I had it in a gig bag and someone put an over size bag on it and it split a portion of the head stock. I have since repaired it but never take it on the road. Several other bass players used the basses and loved them. The Bass player with KoKo Taylor ( Melvin) traveled with his for many years .His bass was lost in a fire and few years ago . We both saw each other recently and talked about our search and hope of replacing the basses we loved. ,,,,,,, : I own a Barrington and a Foxxe. I use to work for the company. They are excellent guitars overall, however not very well known. I would need to know more before I knew anything about its worth

: : : : This guy says it’s going for 5 bills on ebay or something, plus some other info. I got one too.

: : : : http://www.harmony-central.com/Guitar/Data4/Barrington/BRT833-01.html

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: : : : : I have a Barrington custom made electric gutair. It was made in illinois i was wounder if any one had any information, how much its worth.

: Dave and all Barrington guitar owners,

: There is a ton of innaccurate information circulating regarding Barrington guitars. There are only two authorities that can give proper information regarding the exact information regarding any Barrington guitar….myself and Scott Johnson. If you hear from anyone else that they worked for the company, be suspect. Scott and I had a couple of guys work for us, (Chris and Dave) but beyond that it was just Scott and me building guitars. BTW, I’ll be bringing my basses back to market soon. Any interest in a 35" scale six string?

: Ron Lukowski

DUH, I just posted your post Ron.Ok, lets start again.My name is Nick Goehrke.I also have the Barrington 5 string with the gold hardware.I got mine,through my friend Mick Donner.He appearently knew you guys.I’m not sure if he was working for you,but do remember being at your factory,and choosing one of many beautiful basses,from many. I believe I paid between $450 and $550. I used it for many years and then switched to a Warwick thumb.But just this week I pulled it out and have been using it regularly in my new band.Its a different aninal from the Warwick,but I love it just the same..I’d love to see this bass in a 5 string fretless ,if your taking requests for the new ones..I’d love to get one or even be involved ,if you keep it local. Peace..Nick

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<div class="cmt-sbj">Re: Barrington 5 string bass</div><div class='author-st'>trompeo roberto</div>

: : : I own a Barrington 5 string with gold tuners and a gotah bridge. I payed $600.00, I met the guy that made them at the N.A.M.M show in Chicago ( he was a really nice guy).My bass was purchased after my Tobias was stolen and needed a bass to get me through 3 weeks on the road,, I fell in love with the bass and used it for many years.I had it in a gig bag and someone put an over size bag on it and it split a portion of the head stock. I have since repaired it but never take it on the road. Several other bass players used the basses and loved them. The Bass player with KoKo Taylor ( Melvin) traveled with his for many years .His bass was lost in a fire and few years ago . We both saw each other recently and talked about our search and hope of replacing the basses we loved. ,,,,,,, : I own a Barrington and a Foxxe. I use to work for the company. They are excellent guitars overall, however not very well known. I would need to know more before I knew anything about its worth

: : : : : This guy says it’s going for 5 bills on ebay or something, plus some other info. I got one too.

: : : : : http://www.harmony-central.com/Guitar/Data4/Barrington/BRT833-01.html

: : : : :
: : : : : : I have a Barrington custom made electric gutair. It was made in illinois i was wounder if any one had any information, how much its worth.

: : Dave and all Barrington guitar owners,

: : There is a ton of innaccurate information circulating regarding Barrington guitars. There are only two authorities that can give proper information regarding the exact information regarding any Barrington guitar….myself and Scott Johnson. If you hear from anyone else that they worked for the company, be suspect. Scott and I had a couple of guys work for us, (Chris and Dave) but beyond that it was just Scott and me building guitars. BTW, I’ll be bringing my basses back to market soon. Any interest in a 35" scale six string?

: : Ron Lukowski

: DUH, I just posted your post Ron.Ok, lets start again.My name is Nick Goehrke.I also have the Barrington 5 string with the gold hardware.I got mine,through my friend Mick Donner.He appearently knew you guys.I’m not sure if he was working for you,but do remember being at your factory,and choosing one of many beautiful basses,from many. I believe I paid between $450 and $550. I used it for many years and then switched to a Warwick thumb.But just this week I pulled it out and have been using it regularly in my new band.Its a different aninal from the Warwick,but I love it just the same..I’d love to see this bass in a 5 string fretless ,if your taking requests for the new ones..I’d love to get one or even be involved ,if you keep it local. Peace..Nick

i own a 5 string barrington bass which i bought in late 80’s or early 90’s and it is a beautiful instrument which i have enjoyed along with a 94 american fender jazz.never bother tryin to figure out what is worthed….serial number r 883029….i did pay about 700 dollars for it with bartolini pick ups…plz let me know it would be useful to know for my son

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<div class="cmt-sbj">Re: Barrington</div><div class='author-st'>Charles Valona</div>

: I have a Barrington custom made electric gutair. It was made in illinois i was wounder if any one had any information, how much its worth.

Give me the particulars of the guitar and try to send me a jpeg front & back. I’ve had a couple of these, maybe I can help.

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Re: Barrington
<div class="cmt-sbj">Re: Barrington</div><div class='author-st'>Rollin Weary</div>

Barrington Guitars were a few businessmen from Barrington, Illinois that decided to commision ESP to make their electrics and Gruhn Guitars out of Nashville to build their acoustics. I have owned an electric, single cutaway tele syle with a Gotoh Floyd Rose bridge, to Seymour duncan humbuckers, and a Les Paul style 3 way pickup selector on the top horn. It had one volume control and a coil splitter, and was painted seafoam green with a binded arched top and a 22 fret ebony fingerboard. I remember it playing really well, low action and a super thin neck that held its tune pretty damn well until a took it apart. I also own an acoustic. It’s a jumbo stlye acoustic with quilted maple sides and back with a spruce top. an ebony fingerboard and a saddle elctric pickup. This thing sounds like shit. Anyway, the company seemed to dissolve after their first run of electrics and acoustics. I believe the single cutaway electric is the only style they made, with just a handful of bridge, pickup, and color options. I still see a few when I get back to Chicago. Don’t pay more that 4 bills for one, you should be able to get it for 350.

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<div class="cmt-sbj">Re: Barrington</div><div class='author-st'>Chris Hayward</div>

I worked for Barrington Guitars back when I was in High School, so I am a little prejudiced in favor of them. They actually had two brands of electric guitars, Barrington and Foxxe. The Foxxe guitars were the poor cousins of the Barringtons. The Foxxes sound just as good as the Barringtons but didn’t play anywere as good as the Barringtons. Inever much played their Acoustics, so even though I did work for them back in the 80’s I am not familiar with them. The Foxxe’s were basically a Chavel type body construction. The Barringtons however had a wide variety of body constructions. Everything from a Strat/Chavel style body all the way up to full body Jazz guitars. The prices all range, but since they are no longer being manufactured you should be able to get good prices on any of them. I still own a Barrington Semi-Hollow body guitar that is remiscent, in sound at least, of a Les Paul. Feel free to ask me questions.

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<div class="cmt-sbj">Re: Barrington</div><div class='author-st'>J-F Proulx</div>

Hi my friend got a Foxxe Barrington bass guitar
and i wants to buy it but i don’t have any idea
how much it worth. That was a gift so she don’t have any idea too. Is it high quality instrument ? It doesn’t seem
to have a model written on it.. just Foxxe by Barrington.

So if you can give me any price advice like (around XXX$) or (no much than XXX$)i thought about 300$ is it too much i’d appreciate. Thanks

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<div class="cmt-sbj">Re: Barrington</div><div class='author-st'>Rip Converse</div>

: I worked for Barrington Guitars back when I was in High School, so I am a little prejudiced in favor of them. They actually had two brands of electric guitars, Barrington and Foxxe. The Foxxe guitars were the poor cousins of the Barringtons. The Foxxes sound just as good as the Barringtons but didn’t play anywere as good as the Barringtons. Inever much played their Acoustics, so even though I did work for them back in the 80’s I am not familiar with them. The Foxxe’s were basically a Chavel type body construction. The Barringtons however had a wide variety of body constructions. Everything from a Strat/Chavel style body all the way up to full body Jazz guitars. The prices all range, but since they are no longer being manufactured you should be able to get good prices on any of them. I still own a Barrington Semi-Hollow body guitar that is remiscent, in sound at least, of a Les Paul. Feel free to ask me questions.
Chris: It’s Rip from Marion. I was searching on your name today and came up with this forum entry. Please send me an email at [email protected] so I can get in touch.
All the best,
Rip

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<div class="cmt-sbj">Re: Barrington</div><div class='author-st'>Adrienn McKean</div>

: I worked for Barrington Guitars back when I was in High School, so I am a little prejudiced in favor of them. They actually had two brands of electric guitars, Barrington and Foxxe. The Foxxe guitars were the poor cousins of the Barringtons. The Foxxes sound just as good as the Barringtons but didn’t play anywere as good as the Barringtons. Inever much played their Acoustics, so even though I did work for them back in the 80’s I am not familiar with them. The Foxxe’s were basically a Chavel type body construction. The Barringtons however had a wide variety of body constructions. Everything from a Strat/Chavel style body all the way up to full body Jazz guitars. The prices all range, but since they are no longer being manufactured you should be able to get good prices on any of them. I still own a Barrington Semi-Hollow body guitar that is remiscent, in sound at least, of a Les Paul. Feel free to ask me questions.

Dear Chris Haywood,
I was wondering how musch a Foxxe Barington is worth i have one with a Banana neck one and is still looking like it did when my father bought it.

Sincerely,
Adrienn McKean

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<div class="cmt-sbj">Barrington</div><div class='author-st'>Daniel</div>

Hello.
Please send info about Barrington guitar mod. BRG 872. I’m interesting ’bout the wood, pickups, hardware.
Thanks for reply.
With greetings.
Daniel

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<div class="cmt-sbj">Re: Barrington</div><div class='author-st'>Chris</div>

: Hello.
: Please send info about Barrington guitar mod. BRG 872. I’m interesting ’bout the wood, pickups, hardware.
: Thanks for reply.
: With greetings.
: Daniel

The wood is curly maple, the tuners I believe are Schaler with the other hardware being Gibson stuff, and the pickups depened on when the guitar was finished. Barrington originally used Barcus Berry, but then switched to DiMarzio or Seymour Duncan (I forget witch exactly but I believe they were DiMarzio).

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<div class="cmt-sbj">Re: Barrington</div><div class='author-st'>Scott</div>

The 872 (Tele body, bolt-on neck) has an Alder body, Maple neck w/ rosewood f.b., early pickups were the Barcus Barry and later were changed to Duncans (JB/bridge, "Classic Hot Stack"/neck). Machine heads and term (#1988) were Gotoh. Hope that helps!

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<div class="cmt-sbj">Re: Barrington</div><div class='author-st'>SJ</div>

I worked at Barrington from pretty much day one until it’s demise. If anyone wishes info on their guitar, email me a jpeg of it and I’ll tell you what I know.

What I can tell you in general is: Electric (Barrington) were made in Japan at a factory that had at one time made neck-thru-body ESP’s. The owner was/is famous Japanese guitar designer. The necks and bodies were assembled in Barrington, IL. Pickups were at first Barcus Berry. Very few first ones used an EMG-style active pickup, then switched to passive design (used by guys like Frank Zappa at the time). Eventually we went to Duncan pickups. Necks were maple, most had rosewood fingerboards, the two top-of-the-line solid bodies used ebony. Flat bodies used maple, the carved-top solid bodies used maple caps on mahogany body. All used Gotoh tuners and Floyd Rose style #1988 tremelos. The T.M. Stevens basses (4 and 5) were also made there.

Both the jazz boxes, Newport basses and the Gruhn acoustics
were made at the Japanese Terada factory, which is famous for making Ibanez, Washburn, Tokai, etc. Very high quality as well. These came to us fully assembled. The acoustics were produced in very small numbers, many as little as 3 only as Barrington was experiencing serious financial problems which eventually doomed the company.

The Foxxe brand were made in Taiwan, and are great to burn and keep you warm at night….

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<div class="cmt-sbj">Re: Barrington</div><div class='author-st'>Ruben</div>

I have a BRG 884 TC. I dont know what kind of woods are used but it has a golden Gotoh hardware and Floyd Rose liscenced tremolo, two humbucking pickups (i dont know which make). It’s serial number starts with 88xxx so i assume it was made in 1988. It’s a curved top, pink guitar. Can anyone ( maybe someone who worked for Barrington) tell me what they originally sold for. I looked up the guitar bluebook value and it said around $1300 but i am not so sure. Thanks

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<div class="cmt-sbj">Re: piano notes and codes for hindi christian songs </div><div class='author-st'>Ronald</div>

Hi! Do you know anything about a Barrington acoustic guitar that would have been made for RS williams & sons (maybe in Barrington,Ill.)
I know of a Hensel made by Arthur Hensel for RS Williams in Toronto,Canada, they look alike.Would it have been build by the same Arthur Hensel in Toronto.(inside it says”Artist hand made for RS Williams&sons”it doesn’t mention the builder!!
Do you have any infos on it.
Thanks very much,
Ronald
[email protected]
i have pixs i could send you if i had your e-mail.

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Re: Barrington
<div class="cmt-sbj">Re: Eric gives us a run down of his new Schecter... <b><a href="https://www.guitarsite.com/review-of-the-schecter-c1-classic-guitar/">Review of the Schecter C1 Classic guitar</a></b></div><div class='author-st'>Randy</div>

: I worked at Barrington from pretty much day one until it’s demise. If anyone wishes info on their guitar, email me a jpeg of it and I’ll tell you what I know.

: What I can tell you in general is: Electric (Barrington) were made in Japan at a factory that had at one time made neck-thru-body ESP’s. The owner was/is famous Japanese guitar designer. The necks and bodies were assembled in Barrington, IL. Pickups were at first Barcus Berry. Very few first ones used an EMG-style active pickup, then switched to passive design (used by guys like Frank Zappa at the time). Eventually we went to Duncan pickups. Necks were maple, most had rosewood fingerboards, the two top-of-the-line solid bodies used ebony. Flat bodies used maple, the carved-top solid bodies used maple caps on mahogany body. All used Gotoh tuners and Floyd Rose style #1988 tremelos. The T.M. Stevens basses (4 and 5) were also made there.

: Both the jazz boxes, Newport basses and the Gruhn acoustics
: were made at the Japanese Terada factory, which is famous for making Ibanez, Washburn, Tokai, etc. Very high quality as well. These came to us fully assembled. The acoustics were produced in very small numbers, many as little as 3 only as Barrington was experiencing serious financial problems which eventually doomed the company.

: The Foxxe brand were made in Taiwan, and are great to burn and keep you warm at night….

I recently picked up a BGW701 and a BGW400. Does anyone have any info on these? Thanks

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My brother has a Foxxe appears to be a Charvel Style from the 80’s/ It has 1 humbucker pickup/angled and only a volume knob. It is red and the name plate on the back of the neck says Foxxe Serial #104167 Barrington Guitar Werks, USA. It is king of funky, has some roadwear, but any info you could provide would be appreciated!

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<div class="cmt-sbj">Barrington BGW-275</div><div class='author-st'>Keith</div>

I bought this guitar new in the mid-late 1980’s, was looking to get information on it and what it may be worth today. It is black with pearl white 2 cut-out hollow body electric.

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Barrington BGW-275
<div class="cmt-sbj">Barrington guitar I have that was made for me in that pepper Rd </div><div class='author-st'>Anonymous</div>

I have one that was made for me in that very factory I believe a man named Scott was able to set it up for me he did such an amazing job I was wondering if I could get any information on anyone that may have worked there I’ve only had one setup done on this guitar since I got it over 25 years ago and it’s still plays unbelievably amazing if anybody reads us that has worked there please contact me

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Barrington guitar I have that was made for me in that pepper Rd
<div class="cmt-sbj">Re: Barrington</div><div class='author-st'>Gib</div>

: I have a Barrington custom made electric gutair. It was made in illinois i was wounder if any one had any information, how much its worth.
I also have a BRG 881 in a hard case,I rescued it from a pawn shop in socal, for only $130 (they were asking $160 for it)After playing it for awhile, I felt just a little bad about talking them down in price .tunes&plays like a much higher priced guitar Ibanez is good comparison, Bottom line , It’s hard put a price on something that gives such pleasure. Mines not for sale either , ENJOY!

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<div class="cmt-sbj">guitar barrington</div><div class='author-st'>Nicolas </div>

Dear friend, I would like to know more about my guitar, which was a gift from a friend and I don’t know the origin. I leave you my mail so I can communicate with you and send you more information about my guitar. my english sucks because i’m talking spanish.
my email is: [email protected]

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<div class="cmt-sbj">One good experience</div><div class='author-st'>hermer hovis</div>

It seems that I was lucky. I ordered a set of his intonated brass saddles for the Telecaster and received them on or about the date that was agreed upon. I paid upfront in full by credit card and had no trouble.

These postings, while I don’t doubt their validity, are big surprise to me. I read about him in the British magazine, Guitar. They spoke highly of MannMade and their products. I guess they never ordered anything from John Mann.

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One good experience
<div class="cmt-sbj">Another Bad Experience</div><div class='author-st'>David Harner</div>

Do not place an order with the expectation that you will ever hear from this person again.

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Another Bad Experience
<div class="cmt-sbj">Do Not Do Business with MannMade Products</div><div class='author-st'>Jack Camarda</div>

In January, 2000, I verbally contracted with John Mann to build me a bridge/tailpiece combination for an archtop 12 string.
We agreed on a price of $300. I sent him $200 on 14 January, and he sent me an invoice for the balance, including $10.00 for shipping.
I paid the balance in February. He never built the bridge, never attempted to tell me why, and never returned my $310.00. In June, he left a message on my machine that the bridge had\
gone to the platers, and he expected it back in a week. I never heard from him again, and he refused to take any calls from me or respond what happened.

In August I filed a complaint with the US Postal Service, charging him with one count of interstate mail fraud. He never bothered to respond to that either.

John Mann has demonstrated himself to be a man without integrity or character. I gave him every opportunity to respond, to explain and to make good.
He has opted to take my money, and in effect, say to me, "Sayonnara, Sucker".

Deal with him at your own risk.

Jack Camarda
[email protected]

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Do Not Do Business with MannMade Products
<div class="cmt-sbj">Do Not Do Business with MannMade Products</div><div class='author-st'>Jack Camarda</div>

In January, 2000, I verbally contracted with John Mann to build me a bridge/tailpiece combination for an archtop 12 string.
We agreed on a price of $300. I sent him $200 on 14 January, and he sent me an invoice for the balance, including $10.00 for shipping.
I paid the balance in February. He never built the bridge, never attempted to tell me why, and never returned my $310.00. In June, he left a message on my machine that the bridge had\
gone to the platers, and he expected it back in a week. I never heard from him again, and he refused to take any calls from me or respond what happened.

In August I filed a complaint with the US Postal Service, charging him with one count of interstate mail fraud. He never bothered to respond to that either.

John Mann has demonstrated himself to be a man without integrity or character. I gave him every opportunity to respond, to explain and to make good.
He has opted to take my money, and in effect, say to me, "Sayonnara, Sucker".

Deal with him at your own risk.

Jack Camarda
[email protected]

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Do Not Do Business with MannMade Products
<div class="cmt-sbj">Do Not Do Business with MannMade Products</div><div class='author-st'>Jack Camarda</div>

In January, 2000, I verbally contracted with John Mann to build me a bridge/tailpiece combination for an archtop 12 string.
We agreed on a price of $300. I sent him $200 on 14 January, and he sent me an invoice for the balance, including $10.00 for shipping.
I paid the balance in February. He never built the bridge, never attempted to tell me why, and never returned my $310.00. In June, he left a message on my machine that the bridge had\
gone to the platers, and he expected it back in a week. I never heard from him again, and he refused to take any calls from me or respond what happened.

In August I filed a complaint with the US Postal Service, charging him with one count of interstate mail fraud. He never bothered to respond to that either.

John Mann has demonstrated himself to be a man without integrity or character. I gave him every opportunity to respond, to explain and to make good.
He has opted to take my money, and in effect, say to me, "Sayonnara, Sucker".

Deal with him at your own risk.

Jack Camarda
[email protected]

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Do Not Do Business with this company.
<div class="cmt-sbj">Re: Do Not Do Business with this company - AESOP INC./MARK JOYNER</div><div class='author-st'>Rippedoff Customer</div>

This was the first thing that popped up on Google when I typed in "interstate mail fraud" — so I’m taking the opportunity to put in this message.

If you EVER get an email from a guy named Mark Joyner — RUN, and DO NOT GIVE HIM A DIME. Especially, don’t give him your credit card! (hey, look him up — you’ll find that he defrauds people left and right, charging their credit cards long after they have cancelled their subscriptions with them. He’s listed on many SPAM sites, too. Creep. He’s taken advantage of a friend of mine — and I think he sucks bigtime.

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