Category Archives: Budgie

John Thomas’ Jaydee Hooligan

Early 1980’s Jaydee “Hooligan” that was used on Budgie’s 1981 Nightflight Tour. Owned and played by the great John Thomas.

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John Thomas’ 1968 Gibson Les Paul Custom

This Black Beauty was swapped back and forth through the years between John Thomas and Mel Galley from Whitesnake.

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John Thomas’ Tom Murphy 40th Anniversary Aged 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard

You are looking at an absolutely beautiful Tom Murphy 40th Anniversary Aged Gibson Les Paul Standard that belongs to John Thomas of Budgie. It is beautifully aged to perfection. This guitar was made in 1999 and is one of only 100 made for Vintage World. Pristine condition. Mint! Never played. An absolutely stunning example from Tom Murphy. Comes with 2 original cases (Black Historic & Brown Reissue)and all case candy: all tags and 3 certificates: One from Tom Murphy and two from Gibson. And it comes with the Beauty of the Burst book as well. Please email for serial # and more photos.

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John Thomas’ Jaydee Hooligan Custom

The Famous and Brilliant John Thomas of Budgie Jaydee Custom Explorer. Custom made for John in 1980 by my old friend John Diggins (Jaydee). This was the birth of “The Hooligan”, a name that John Thomas came up with. This was the very FIRST custom explorer shape that Jaydee made and the very first Hooligan. JT used this guitar from “1980 to Forever” and was his main workhorse with Budgie and Phenomena. Randy Rhoads played this guitar often as Randy was one of John’s best mates, and John is one of mine. This guitar will never leave our collection, unless, you want it back John!

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John Thomas 1963 Gibson ES-345 Used In Back To The Future Part II

Owned by the great John Thomas, this beautiful 1963 Gibson ES-345 TDC was used in Back To The Future Part II by Michael J. Fox during the scene where Michael plays “Johnny B. Good”.  It comes with a letter from Norman’s Rare Guitars stating that it was rented by Universal and used in Back To The Future Part II.  It also comes with a copy of the rental invoice attached to the letter. The guitar used in the first Back To The Future movie was a completely different guitar. It comes with the original case. Please call for price.

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