Signed Slazenger 1977 'Ashes victory'

No. 010

Signed Slazenger 1977 'Ashes victory'

This is an unused bat from the 1977 Ashes series, won 3-0 by England, with signatures on the front of England and Australia players. Although many of these have been lost beneath the bridge plate and control panel, it remains a lovely signed Ashes bat. Still recognisable Australian tourists include Ian Davis, Rick McCosker, Gary Cozier and Doug Walters. On the back we have the faded autographs of the 1977 gilette cup finalists Middlesex and Glamorgan. Sitting boldly at the bottom, the clear signatures of commentators Peter West and Henry Blofeld, bless 'em. This is a bat that has seen no use with a ball and is in lovely condition apart from a few odd marks and dinks of thirty years handling. Nothing serious however.

The hand made heel piece beneath the plate is solid maple as is the bridge support and neck pick-up cover plate.

The neck is a brand new maple fingerboarded tele copy, and very nice to play with medium jumbo frets and Schaller style machines. Pick ups are al-nico of unknown manufacture but can be upgraded. Fitted with treble bleed cap to reduce high end loss at lower volume. Please contact me for a larger selection of photos of this guitar.