In 1970 Eric Clapton went to Nashville where he proceeded to buy 6 Pre Cbs Strats. He gave 1 to Stevie Winwood, 1 to George Harrison and 1 to Pete Townshend. From the least 3 (1956 and 1957) he picked the best of all the necks bodies (black refin) and electronics and had them assembled by Luthier Ted Newman and thus BLACKIE was born. This Daphne Blue Refin Strat is a little like Dr. Frankenstein was also included but the results are one of THE VERY BEST sounding Strats i have had the pleasure of owning in 40 years. It is a very light 1963 body and still bares the date in the trem cavity with extremely strong dated June and July 1964 black bobbin orig pick ups still harnessed together factory and a September of 1965 neck. If i didn't already have one of the others f those best few i would keep this but alas i am still a working musician which means losing money regularly!! :-). The neck is C shaped but not honkingly full. Just a nice soft round feel. The 3 way, pots, tuners are orig and still in the guitar. The case is orig to late 1965 early logo and the trem arm is newer. Very Pro refret. The bottom line is that this is among the top 3 or 4 i have ever owned. It's being from more than 1 year is why it is not 11 or 12k. This guitar is worth every penny and a lot more. Hopefully you won't ever have to sell it like me !!!!!! Weighs in at EXACTLY 7 lbs.

Dan Yablonka Guitars ("Axes of E-Ville")

Dan Yablonka Guitars ("Axes of E-Ville")

Daphne Blue
Original Hard
Dan Yablonka Guitars ("Axes of E-Ville")
Dan Yablonka ("Axes Of E-Ville")
(949) 280-4743
Santa Ana, CA
8:38 AM
Traditionally noon til 7:00 p.m. pst Tuesday through Saturday but often take phone calls later.

Pay Pal, Cash, Personal Check, Money Order/Cashier's check, Wire transfers or Western Union. Pay Pal and wire transfers are offered as a convenience for far away buyers and all extra expenses are the customer's responsibilty. Unless i price my guitars up with some of the really big dealers theres not enough profit in Vintage guitars to pay out 3.9% additional. If you need to pay with a credit card there is still a way though i don't take them directly .... and that is that Pay Pal will take the card and pay me through normal services. Any time that a deposit is taken for any special arrangements or "holds" it is non refundable. To have these rules work in your favor all transactions need to be completed or deposited on w/in 5 days.

Buyer pays shipping. Shipping will be determined on a case by case basis so as to include size, weight, distance, insured amount and method requested. Shipping is paid by customer both ways on any returns.

All parties buying through the mail or offsite are allowed a 48 hour approval/inspection period on ALL guitars, unless discussed otherwise, to make sure they are keeping their purchase (but not amps to keep shipping delicate amps back and forth to a minimum and not on parts either ... too many guys doing "switcharoo's" or wrecking them trying to install them, break them and then trying to send them back ... sorry ... you have to reap the behavior of so many others). Buyer pays shipping. Payments must be received within 5 working days of anything placed on HOLD. When you receive the guitar your 48 hour return includes 2 days to receive it and approve or not and you MUST contact me. WE DO STRICTLY adhere to these rules. I don't mean to sound tough here but you would be amazed at the liberties taken in recent past! Thanks for your understanding and adherence. If an instument is put on hold and any special arraingements have been made like a deposit and hold followed up by another payment that is considerd a sold instrument since it has been taken off of the market for other possible buyers. Its not fair to us to hold it off the market and then decide against it so make sure to ask ALL questions and we will be thrilled to give you an in hands description. The same poicy holds true if you have us change the guitar (like "set it up for left handed etc ...). If that kind of work is done thats on an instrument that is a done deal also. Thanks. ALL Outside the USA sales are FINAL due to extended "visits" through customs and some countries laxed attitude about shipping on time.