Great Player Guitars Switzerland

Electric Guitars for the playing Musician

Great Player Guitars is about my private guitar collection based in my studio in Zurich, Switzerland. You want to buy sell or trade a great "player" guitar?  Lets get in touch. Here you will find guitar heaven you hardly encounter in your local shop. Each guitar on this homepage ranges from excellent to extraordinary in respect of player features. Of course I wouldn't destroy the value of a vintage guitar but nothing in the world makes me play a 60 ies Tele with the awfull original saddles. Tone is king!! I can put them back on anytime. But here it's about playing and not collecting. Yes, there is nothing better than a real vintage guitar. The quality of age still can not be produced by the best technology.

I proudly can say that I own some of the finest player grade vintage guitars.

Dynamics and Resonance are the most important factors I care for in a guitar, besides the professional playing feel of the neck. Generally I look for Custom Shop quality in my instruments, since they have to fullfill professional standards live or in the studio. Therefore most of them come from Custom Shops or are real vintage guitars. I am mainly into Fenders Stratocaster or Telecaster and do enjoy some Gibsons as well, as I need them for my studiowork. I also do like some smaller Guitarbuilders, building Strats and Teles.

My guitars are set up by a guitar tech for perfect functionality and playing feel. 

All guitars are good to extraordinary "player" guitars, as described. There are and have been few Collector's items among them the as the 57 Fullerton Strat from 1982 (July 82!!), Cunetto Fiesta Red Strat and Fender CS masterbuilder's John Cruz  JC 005, his 5th ever built guitar as a masterbuilder and more to come. They are very rare and rising in price.

I am a guitarplayer and therefore a private collector. These are my workingtools and I like changing, buying, selling or trading great playing top notch guitars, so the journey to find tonal nirvana can continue. If you are interested in buying, selling, swapping, get in touch.

The Instruments are accurately described with fotos, (videos) and written descriptions. You will get what you see, no monkey business.

I am a guitar player and I prefer a non vintage correct instrument if it plays great. Sound is the ultimate premise. So I am not the right guy to buy expensive collector stuff from. I can't tell you which screw is original and which one not. But I sure know if that guitar plays and sounds right.

Make an appointment to play and ask all the necessary question before buying the instrument. Since I am a private collector I do not take back instruments nor do I give garantee on them.

  • Not all guitars are for sale. Even if they are priced!! Check with me first. I love all my guitars. So there are better and worse days to get a hold on one. On my bad days you might get a hold on any guitar if the price is convincing ;)
    All the guitars priced ON DEMAND, are the ones I only sell on really bad days.
  • I am picky about a guitar tone and playability. Some are love at first sight others are handpicked through hours of testing guitars, some are recommendations, some have a personal story.
  • This is not a shop and I am not selling on a regular basis. I am very picky to whom I sell my guitars.
  • Best time to get me selling is when a new instrument is in sight and has to be paid. I then do prefer educated and gentle people. Usually it works on a mouth to mouth basis.
  • These are private sales – in general no guarantee or money back.