Beau Tylor was one of those British 1960's UK counter
culture "ROCKERS". He's had rode bikes & played guitars
since the mid-50's. Tylor had about a 1/2 dozen British
"Matchless" Motorcycle from the 1950's & early 60's that
were in running condition. Which included his beloved
and very rare AJS 7R "Poor Boy" racer from 1948, which
was the 1st year they made this model.
Tylor's other passion was his guitar collection which
includes USA models from the 50's & 60's. Included
in that collection were various Gibson, Fender, and
Magnatone models and... this personalized and very
distinctive custom... AJS/Bartell-built Guitar.
This customized AJS/Bartell guitar was built in 1970 explaining
the odd AJS logo on the guitar's headstock. We did a little research
on AJS Motorcycles and found that these vintage motorcycles
were manufactured in Wolverhampton, England by the A. J.
Stevens Company, from 1909 to 1931 then taken over by BSA.
This 1970 special-order Bartell Guitar was built in Riverside,
CA and is considered a very rare Paul Barth one-off special-order
model. This AJS/Bartell guitar was constructed from bits &
pieces... requested by Beau Tylor, the original owner, which
included a pair of vintage (bridge and neck) '57 P.A.F.