As part of thinning down my guitar collection I have decided to sell my original 1969 Wilson SAF 2 semi-acoustic guitar, handmade in Surrey and finished in the classic 1960s 3-Tone Sunburst. If you're reading this listing you'll probably already be aware that Wilson was part of the WEM Watkins company and the name for the guitar line was taken from the maiden name of founding brothers' mother. The SAF model is quite similar in character and feel to Rickenbacker USA semis, and it has the Gibson 335-style centre-block to allow for hardware mounting as well as reducing feedback. It has a sycamore body with the grain highly visible, a mahogany & sycamore neck and the fingerboard is rosewood.
Despite being 53 years old this guitar does not play like an low-powered antique - the action is low, the vintage profile frets make moving around the neck effortless and the two Schaller pickups give a great range of sound. Below is the standard info widely available online for the SAF 2 model........ The construction is similar to a Gibson 335 semi acoustic.A central solid block helps to support the neck. Body depth is 1.75 inches, maximum width 16 inches. The neck is made from a lamination of 2 sycamore pieces around a central mahogany plank. There is a U shaped aluminium truss rod channel, with an adjustable steel truss rod (access to the truss rod adjustment is via a plate at the headstock end). The bridge is heavy chrome plated tune-o-matic style, with a stop tailpiece.
Black Wilson logo on the tailpiece. Black scratchplate with Wilson in white lettering. Machine-heads are chrome plated Schaller precision, enclosed units. The SAF 2 has 2 Schaller pickups, with chrome shell and hard rubber surrounds.
The magnets are individually adjustable. The pickups have slide screw adjusters for tilt and height. Also available in a left handed configuration, with model name SAF 2 LH.There are a lot of websites for Wilson/WEM/Watkins giving the history of the brands, and I have included a reference photo that shows the SAF 2 centremost within a'family photo'. As the photos show, it's in great condition for its 53 years old and just has the usual nicks, marks etc that would be expected. All electrics work perfectly with no scratching etc, and all frets are in great condition. The neckplate is stamped'Made in England' and has the serial number. I have a practice amp the new owner can use to ensure the guitar is working properly, as I want to be sure the new owner is fully happy with it. Any questions please just get in touch and t. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & DJ Equipment\Guitars & Basses\Electric Guitars". The seller is "rich6656" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.