Deirdre Cartwright - 1984 Schecter by Chandler's Custom S-Ty...





Deirdre Cartwright - 1984 Schecter by Chandler's Custom S-Type electric guitar, ser. no. CS8413; Body: Olympic white finish, yellowed, lacquer checking, heavy buckle wear to back, further dings and marks throughout; Neck: lacquer checking and lacquer blemishes; Fretboard: rosewood; Frets: mild wear; Electrics: working, minor rusting to some of the pole pieces; Hardware: good, Kahler trem with limited warranty document included; Case: generic oblong hard case; Weight: 3.92kg; Overall condition: good for age;

*Made for Deirdre Cartwright by Chandler's Guitars in 1984 and was her favourite guitar in the 1980s.

In the early 1980s, Chandler's in London had a franchise arrangement with Schecter in the USA., who would ship bodies, necks and pick-ups to their store for spraying and assembling on a custom-order basis. 

Deirdre Cartwright is an accomplished British guitarist and composer. She was a member of 'Painted Lady', which later became known as 'Girlschool', which she left to form her next band 'Tour De Force'. 

Deirdre became well known presenting the BBC TV’s ground-breaking series 'Rockschool'. At this time she was also playing with Afro Latin Jazz group The Guest Stars, who recorded three albums and toured in 17 countries.

In 1991 she formed the Deirdre Cartwright Group and played international festivals from Mexico to Warsaw and recorded five albums. She has also written and recorded albums with the groups Emily Remembered and LUND.

 She has played with legendary jazz guitarist Tal Farlow, studied in America with Mick Goodrick, founded Blow the Fuse with Alison Rayner in 1989 and presented on Radio 3.

She has also written seven books on guitar playing and was head of the guitar syllabus for the Rockschool exam series.

More recently she has toured and recorded three albums with ARQ who won Best UK jazz group in the Parliamentary Jazz Awards and British Jazz Awards in 2018.

She currently leads the group PICNIC with Annie Whitehead, and plays with ARQ, Sea Change, Carol Grimes, Electric Landladies and regularly at Ronnie Scott's in Soho.

Auction Date: 5th Mar 2024 at 10am

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