1996 Guild DK-70NT Peacock | Ace - Skunk Anansie Collection

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In collaboration with Ace from UK alt-rock band Skunk Anansie, Vintage 'n' Rare Guitars are proud to offer for sale some of the iconic instruments used throughout his career. 

Formed in 1994, Skunk Anansie have become one of the biggest rock bands in Europe with over 6 million physical sales and over 25 million Spotify streams per year not to mention the numerous awards acquired along the way. Their blend of alternative rock, punk, and metal, with powerful vocals and socially conscious lyrics gained them significant attention from the outset with the release of their debut album "Paranoid & Sunburnt" in 1995 followed by "Stoosh" a year later. Skunk Anansie continued to evolve their sound with subsequent albums "Post Orgasmic Chill" (1999), "Wonderlustre" (2010), and "Anarchytecture" (2016), and throughout their career they have been praised for their dynamic live performances and outspoken stance on issues like politics, sexuality, and racism. Guitarist, songwriter and founder member Ace played a crucial role in shaping the band's distinctive sound - his heavy riffs, melodic hooks, and dynamic solos contributing to the band's energetic and impactful music. 

During their career Skunk Anansie have shared stages with with such bands as Metallica, Rammstein, Muse, U2, The Rod Hot Chilli Peppers, Lenny Kravitz, Foo Fighters, Bon Jovi, David Bowie and the Sex Pistols. They continue to play sell out shows and release new music under their own independent label. This longevity and influence on the rock scene has cemented their status as one of the most iconic and enduring bands in British rock history. Coinciding with their 30th anniversary Ace has partnered with Vintage 'n' Rare Guitars to offer for sale some of the iconic instruments he used during his career. 

This is a stunning, Limited Edition Guild DK-70NT Peacock, arguably one of the fanciest Guild instruments produced with appointments to rival a 45 Series Martin and the build quality of a Johnny Smith Artist Award. The Peacock was limited to 50 made with this one being no.7.

"It was played on all the early Skunk albums (featured on secretly and you’ll follow me down) and acoustic sessions from then on. It was on many TV show appearances across Europe, awards, Jools Holland Hootenanny and in guitar mag features" recalls Ace

Westerly made, it features a stunning, highly figured, flamed Koa top, Koa back and sides paired to a two-piece Mahogany neck with centre strip. The Fingerboard and bridge are high grade Ebony. The appointments are befitting a high-end Limited Edition instrument with the eyes instantly drawn to the ornate pearl inlayed pickguard with elegant Peacock motif. The pearl theme continues with the multi-ply sound hole rosette, body binding and headstock mirroring position Markers and inner binding. The Headstock is inlayed in pearl with the Guild G-Shield logo and the truss rod cover is a suitably ornate gold plated piece. Tuners are gold plated Grover Rotomatics with Stairstep Imperial buttons. The guitar is still fitted with the original active pickup with setting markings still evident. 

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