Andy Cale & The Selfish Cales
Andy Cale & The Selfish Cales 

Andy's Guitars & Basses Collection






(2011, Self Assembled)


Woods: Ash Body - Vintage Maple Neck

Hardware: Ceramic Pickups, 2 Screws Bridge, Locking Tuners

Simply The Stratocaster, with some "Sporting" upgrades. In case of doubt, it's always like being at home. 

Video review here (Italian)


(2007, Self Customized)


Woods: Alder Body - Mighty Mite Maple Neck 

Hardware: Ceramic Neck Pickup, Alnico V Bridge Pickup, Vintage Tuners, Carbon Fiber pickguard


Aw, my very first electric guitar! Now she's in her perfect equilibrium, but she's been the most customized guitars of mine. Lots of pickups and hardware mods during these years.


Video review here (Italian)

Telecaster Custom

(2012, Self Assembled)

Woods: Alder Body, Maple Neck

Hardware: Wilkinson Split-Coil Neck Pickup, Ceramic Bridge Pickup


First she was just a Squier Affinity Telecaster; then a '72 Custom copy with a more versatile splitted Humbucker at the neck. Fat tone!

Video review here (Italian)

Epiphone Firebird 
(2016, fully restored)

Woods: Mahogany Body and Neck, Set-In
Hardware: DiMarzio Paf Joe (Neck) - DiMarzio Paf (Bridge)

As uncomfortable as fascinating! :)
Also, one of the most challenging restorations i've ever done! See the video below.

Video review here (Italian)

Squier Jaguar Vintage Modified

Woods: Basswood body - Maple Neck w/ Rosewood fingerboard
Hardware: Duncan Designed Single Coil

Not that much Shoegazey! Love this short-scale counterculture legend.

Video review here (Italian)

Telecaster "Paisley Mate"


Woods: Basswood body, Maple Neck w/ Rosewood Fretboard
Pickups: Wilkinson Alnico + Ceramic Neck pickups, Wilkison Ceramic bridge Pickup

A guitar assembled and painted by Sarah Cale in her band days, in which she made a wonderful paisley decoration on the top. Equipped with a killswitch and very singular neck pickup configuration!

Video review here (Italian)

Eko Cobra

(2009, Self Customized)

Woods: Basswood Body, Rosewood fretboard

Hardware: Fender American Standard Alnico Pickups (Neck, Middle), DiMarzio Fast Track 2 Bridge Pickup, Bigsby copy bridge.

I'm also a huge fan of Italian "fetish guitars", so here's a reissue of Eko's best seller "Cobra" (basically a strato-based solid body, with an offset body) with some modern mods. I fucking love Eko '60s guitars.  

Video review here (Italian)


(2014, Self Assembled)


Woods: Basswood Body, Mahogany Dr.Parts Neck with Rosewood Fretboard

Hardware: Ceramic Pickups, Self Designed Pickguard, PRS Tuners


A funny design experiment made by me for the pickguard. Sabbath Tone!

Video review here (Italian)

Vintage Les Paul V-100



Woods: All Mahogany with Rosewood Fretboard, Set-In

Hardware: Seymour Duncan "Slash" Alnico II Pro (Neck), Seymour Duncan JB (Bridge)


One of the best brands of this decade, with an incredible value for the price. A true heavy Les Paul, all in mahogany.

Video review here (Italian)

Epiphone Dot



Woods: Maple body, Mahogany Neck with Rosewood Fretboard

Hardware: Epiphone Alnico Classic Pickups, Grover Tuners


Bought for a killer price in a local warehouse, one of the few guitars of mine with no mods. Epipghone classic version of 335 model, elegant and perfect-balanced tone!

Video review here (Italian)

Epiphone Wildkat


Woods: Mahogany body with Maple Top, Mahognay Neck with Rosewood Fretboard
Hardware: Epiphone P90 "Dog Ear" pickups, Grover Tuners, Bigsby Archtop Bridge


One of the most original Epiphone designs, recently customized with a pair of "Gretschy" Filtertrons instead of the original Ear Dog P90s.

Video review here (Italian)


4003 Copy



Woods: All Maple with Rosewood Fingerboad

Hardware: Toaster Pickups, Chrome Cover


Bought a couple of years after my official "career" as bass player: isn't this a hoax? 

Video review here (Italian)


(2010, Self Assembled)


Woods: Alder Body, Maple/Rosewood Neck

Hardware: Tonerider Precision Plus Pickup, Chrome Covers


My first assembling experiment. Remember what i've said for the Strat? Well, that's the same for a Precision.

Video review here (Italian)


(2011, Self Assembled)


Woods: Maple body, Maple/Rosewood Neck

Hardware: Seymour Duncan Quarter Pound Neck Pickup, Fender American Standard Bridge Pickup, Chrome Covers


Precision's Twin, aren't they lovely togehter?

Video review here (Italian)


(2018, Fully restored)


Woods: Poplar body, Maple/Rosewood Neck

Hardware: Vintage original single-coil pickups, Chrome Cover


The legend of a 30€ bass, bought in a local flea market in terrible conditions and fully restored. See the video below!

Video review here (Italian)

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