Guitars Of The Past

2013 Yamaha APX500II (Vintage White) - Sold 12/19

2011 MIM Fender Std. Telecaster FSR Ash (Butterscotch Blonde) - Sold 12/19

1982 Ibanez SB-70 (Sharpie Blue) Gifted - 3/17 

2011 Fender American Special Stratocaster (Candy Apple Red) Sold - 2/16

2008 Fender Billy Corgan Signature Stratocaster (Flat Black)  Sold - 9/15

2009 Minarik Lotus Studio Extreme (Orange Burst)  Sold - 6/14

1998 Fender Stratocaster Am. Std. Hardtail (Aqua Marine Metallic)  Sold - 6/14

1980 Hamer Special (Yellow Transparent)  Sold - 5/14

2007 USA Fender Partscaster Hardtail (Shell Pink)  Sold - 2/12

Dean Budweiser, '79 Fender Stratocaster, '72 Gibson SG, '91 Washburn KC-40V

Dean Budweiser

1979 Fender Stratocaster

1991 Washburn KC-40V

1997 MIJ Ritchie Blackmore Sig. Fender Stratocaster

1972 Gibson SG

1977 Fender Stratocaster Hardtail

1982 Ibanez SB-70

1983 Lotus Explorer


  1. Didn't you buy that Bud guitar at Swap o Rama

  2. Yes I did, for $40. I think I sold it somewhere around '99 for like $240.

  3. What do you suppose the lotus 83 values at?

  4. Stacey, I believe I paid just about $300 for it brand new. As rare as they are, I've never seen another one, they still probably wouldn't be worth anymore than that.

  5. Hi Wil, I had a Lotus Explorer, too, back around 1984. It was finished in red metallic, similar or the same as what Ibanez used on their Destroyers and Rocket Rolls. Lotus used a Strat style neck on my model. The humbuckers had exposed cream bobbins and they broke up with a lot of presence. I saved one of them, but never installed it in anything else. I always enjoyed playing that Lotus.

  6. I had the same exact Lotus in the pic above Dave, same color everything. I actually saw one the other day on Craigs but it had a tremolo bar on it, probably aftermarket.

  7. Hey Wil, I have the same 83 explorer..I need to rewire.
    any idea where to find any hep..
    i look every thanks


  8. Do you not have any music shops in your area Tom? That's where I would start at, the rewire is not that difficult. Let's see a pic of that Explorer!


    Hey will there a pic on my it rewire my self..thanks