Borys BG120 (1981) Used

  • £4499.00

This is a BG120 model made by Roger Borys in 1981. The BG models were developed with the legendary jazz guitarist Barry Galbraith. With a laminated top, non-floating pickup and slightly shallower body this model makes a perfect gigging jazz guitar with the characteristic jazz guitar tone but none of the problems with feedback that a carved top/floating pickup guitar produces. The two pickup model was used by Emily Remler for the majority of her career. Roger Borys was an apprentice of Jimmy D#Aquisto before setting up his own workshop. After leaving Jimmy D#Aquisto he continued to supply all the pressed laminated tops that were used in D#Aquisto#s guitars. Roger Borys continues to make fine jazz guitars, including this model, but has a limited output and a long waiting list. This guitar was owned and extensively played by the well-known UK jazz guitarist Adrian Ingram in the 1990s. It has since had a long sojourn in the Yellow Arch Studios in Sheffield where it has appeared on many recordings including those by Richard Hawley and Nancy Sinatra. In the last 6 months this guitar has had a complete professional overhaul with a full refretting, new volume pot and jack socket so it plays beautifully. The scratchplate is missing but in our opinion its absence enhances its looks and makes it even easier to play. The original worn, but fully functional, hard case is included. I have included pics to show the wear the best I can which isn't much more than a bit of buckle rash and a couple of dings; for a much loved 36 year old guitar, it is in very good condition.

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