A rare Wandre Blue Jeans, Bizarre Italian guitar. Super cool, mid century modern, 60’s guitar with an awesome original retro red and gold glitter paint job. This guitar is a very scarce model. Do not confuse it with the common Tri-Lam model with the cheap body binding that is always shrunken and coming loose (usually poorly re-glued).
She was most probably manufactured circa 1962 - 63 and has a “bowel” body. Concave top and convex back with aluminum half-round poles that run from the aluminum headstock frame to the tailpiece. All the way through the guitar like a neck-through. (Photo of guitar with pick guard off available for serious buyers). The shape of the body combined with the “neck-through” and the Wandre pickup makes this guitar one of the most beautiful toned guitars. She is a very comfortable feather weight weighing in at just under 5 pounds!
This guitar has her original full black plastic neck cover completely intact and perfect (many Wandre guitars have this missing as they crack or break and are then removed, making the guitar uncomfortable to play).
I bought her from a New York dealer years ago and she was missing her original pick guard and pickup. She had a very good, professionally made replacement pick guard with a Japanese pickup installed. This was most probably done in the 70’s - 80’s.
I searched diligently all over the world for over 2 years before I located a Wandre pickup (They are literally worth their weight on gold: $500.) and had it professionally installed; rerouting the pickguard. Now she is one of the most beautiful sounding guitars there is!
She still has her Noble headstock badge (music dealer Don Noble of Chicago is said to have imported Wandre guitars from Italy late 1962 - late 1963) and still retains her colorful Wandre label with a depiction of the Wandre factory on back of her headstock. Even her original serial number tag is still intact!
A truly gorgeous example of a most sought after guitar!
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THE ONLY payment methods I accept:
1. Bank checks; tellers checks, cashier checks, money orders (no personal checks)
2. Money orders (all orders paid by US postal money orders will be shipped same day or next business day if you let me know)
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Because of the delicate nature of electronics and the possibility of parts swapping, all electric guitars are sold as is. I am not one of those people who makes it a habit of dissecting their guitars and photographing their guts: Only in a rare occasion, if the guitar merits it. Acoustic guitars (with the exception of items with the words “as is” in their descriptions, discounted items or guitars that have had work done on them or have damage) are returnable for credit minus PP&I and restocking fee.. Terms of return for acoustic guitars: Acoustic guitars may be returned for immediate credit towards another guitar of higher price (25%+, excluding marked down prices) plus postage and packing fees (all returns subject to a 15% restocking fee.) PP&I fees are not refundable and guitar must be posted back within 24 business day hours and must be received in the same packaging and in the same condition as sent. Lay-a-way available on higher priced: 50% deposit of total immediately down and balance paid within 30 days or deposit forfeited. No returns on lay-a-ways. Accessories, cases, parts, amps, etc. are non returnable. By purchasing you are agreeing to these terms.