Guitars Of The Past


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

9 comments:

Swinford said...

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

Wil said...

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

Stacey Owen said...

What do you suppose the lotus 83 values at?

Wil said...

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.

DDRFires308 said...

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.
Cheers!
Dave

Wil said...

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.

tom fancil said...

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

tom.

Wil said...

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!

tom fancil said...

https://soundcloud.com/tomfancil



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


Tom.