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1962 Fender Tele – ORIGINAL OLY WHITE!  100% Original!

1962 Fender Tele – ORIGINAL OLY WHITE! 100% Original!

OH this is more special than finding out YOU are the Ashburn Side Ass!  Inside joke meant for those in the know…$100 off if you can solve this riddle….

Genuine 1962 Fender Telecaster in 100% Original Condition.  Vetted by a top dealer. Original frets, orig finish, untouched solder joints and WOW Midrange.  OMG this is THE one.

NOT FOR SALE…sorry but just not.  And “NO” I don’t want your pile of shrapnel unsellable 11 string Ukranian bassses for this….

 

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1964 Fender Strat – Olympic White

1964 Fender Strat – Olympic White

Oh it’s well under 7lbs too!  And a personal guitar so sorry I won’t part with it.   The first one I’ve played with a bridge pickup sound that I LOVE.  The NECK is the FATTEST sounding neck strat pickup ever.  It measures the highest rating of the 3 and probably should have been in the bridge position,

All original except for some touch-up on the back.

NOT FOR SALE.   For Drool

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2004 Taku SAKASHTA Jam Master Custom – Collector Clean !

2004 Taku SAKASHTA Jam Master Custom – Collector Clean !

2004 Taku Sakashta Jam Master Custom 24-Fret Semi.   THE rarest of Taku’s offerings.   The woods and intricate construction will awe even non-guitarists.   1-owner from a smoke free environment with Calton Case.   No issues and no repairs.  WOW is the only word to describe the tone…spongy springy warm organic and snappy all at the same time.  This is a nuance player’s DREAM.  The Dumble of guitars in your hands.  You will likely NEVER find another.

Simply stated, this truly is playable art.  Sadly there will be no more of these produced and the VERY few that exist are locked in collections.  This is a 1-owner piece from a smoke free environment.  Barely played.  Original Hardshell Case that is a work of art itself.

People often aske me what I believe to be the most collectible and investment worthy modern pieces…..Sakashta Guitars are always my answer.

The solidbodies which are more readily available have sold in the mid-and upper-$40k’s.  We have placed several.  The Jam Master Custom was a higher and more costly offering.  There were only A COUPLE EVER PRODUCED.  The condition of this piece is near mint with just the lightest of ‘touch’.  Don’t let this pass you by and forever wonder when it will resurface.

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1956 Fender Tele – 100% Original

1956 Fender Tele – 100% Original

1956 Fender Tele.  There is something plunk plunk plunky about these that you just can’t replicate (or part with).  Just a classic sound that makes a guy want to play clean for once and put away the high gain stuff.  You won’t play Ratt on this one.

I have been offered a lot for this and have not yet decided to part with it.  Part of the collection for now.

Enjoy!

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D’Pergo Signature Contoured Bakersfield – Made for Julien Kasper

D’Pergo SIGNATURE Contoured Bakersfield (Telecaster).  This is about as high end a guitar as we carry.  New this was $15.5k about 7 years ago….today pushing $20k.  You rarely if ever see one for sale….and this was made for a celeb and well-known player of D’Pergos (Julien Kasper).

Every single detail of this masterful instrument is top of the line and painstakingling approached.  Start with the woods.  D’Pergo Guitars are build with the finest woods available.  OLD GROWTH, RECOVERED, PRIMARY GROWTH woods that are simply too expensive and rare for the big guys to mess with.  If you believe (like most do) that old wood is a major part of the secret for vintage guitars…well D’Pergo has been specializing in this for decades.

We have sold over 60 D’Pergo Guitars.  We can help you determine if this piece is suitable for your playing style and needs.

See the pictures.  There are all the details you desire about woods, measurements and wear.  This guitar is SUPER clean and barely shows any signs of use.

We do not have documentation supporting the celeb ownership; however, Mr D brokered this piece to the prior owner because Julien wanted essentially the same instrument but chambered and this became duplicative.

Buy from THE trusted source for boutique gear.  For over 14 years, THOUSANDS of customers have selected Prime Guitars because we carry the finest in clean boutique gear.

We are an ONLINE STORE specializing in the coolest and hardest to find gear.  Why take a chance buying from a ‘random’ when you can deal with a proven entity.

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Wysocki Tele – 100+ Yr Old Aged Recovered Amazing “Secret Stash” Woods!

So you spend your time searching for guitars.  You ask a zillion questions about them.  You read.  You play.  You test.  Details matter to you.  You understand that quality in equals quality out.  You’re reading this ad because you are intrigued.  Yeah you have seen ’boutique’ guitars ….names and faces…..maybe you’ve tried one or owned a few…you pay a huge premium for 1-piece bodies….brazilian rosewood….nitro finishes…hand craftsmanship….light weight.   But what you’re missing is THE WOOD damn you!…the freaking WOOD quality.

There are different GRADES OF WOOD AND THE BIG GUYS CAN’T WASTE THEIR TIME FINDING ODD PIECES TO MAKE 1 GUITAR.

Now…if ONLY there was a wood guy.  If ONLY that wood guy was the GO TO guy for the past 50 years.  If ONLY that go-to wood guy kept aside some CHOICE pieces and CREATED A HAND MADE INSTRUMENT then SOLD IT…..how does that not get every hair on your body (or the few that are left) standing up!?

Larry Wysocki is THE wood guy.  His instruments have recovered, air dried, exotic woods.  This guitar has a 1`-piece 60+ Year Old Air Dried piece of Swamp Ash.  The neck is 150+ year old SINKER MAPLE (D’pergo guitars with this are $16k).  Board is the DARKEST Brazilian we have seen……100+m Year-Old PItch Black!

Pickups?  Custom wound ROLPHs.  Weight?  6lb-11oz.  So think about all the pieces of wood you have to scour through to combine them into something that then comes out with a world class low weight too.  See why this is such a desirable piece?

Ok so now that you get it….read the 3rd picture for a complete Spec & Condition Sheet.  We are the ONLY Authorized Dealer for Wysocki Guitars….damn proud of it.  We get the very few a year that don’t go directly to a celeb (Larry only creates guitars on order for celebs now).

Buy from THE trusted source for boutique gear.  For over 14 years, THOUSANDS of customers have selected Prime Guitars because we carry the finest in clean boutique gear.

We are an ONLINE STORE specializing in the coolest and hardest to find gear.  Why take a chance buying from a ‘random’ when you can deal with a proven entity.

We offer our expert selection process…..benefit from US searching the world for clean, rare items…we test them…we vet them….YOU save time, energy and the pain of those ‘great deals’ gone wrong.  $6499

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Taku SAKASHTA 17″ Archtop – Loaded with BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD!

Taku SAKASHTA 17″ Archtop – Loaded with BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD!

Taku Sakashta masterpiece!  An impossibly rare custom 17″ Archtop from a 1-owner collection.  Amazing story accompanies this piece.  The owner inherited a Brazilian Rosewood bed; Taku was SO interested in the wood that he took in the entire bed in partial exchange for this piece.  SO this very guitar has genuine FURNITURE GRADE BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD !  Taku used the rest of the wood in other pieces.  The top is German Spruce.

ALL the dark woods shown are the Furniture Grade Brazilian Rosewood.  Board, Tailpiece, Binding, Bridge, Neck Heal, Headstock overlays and pickguard.

The final product weighs just 5lb-10oz.  IT literally took 4.5 years to complete showing the perfectionist work ethic Taku embodied.

The tailpiece is totally floating and it is custom created to match the curvature of the top & allow for a strap.

Even the pot for the single volume control is a super expensive one from a medical device company.  No expense was spared here.  Nothing but the finest in details, woods and of course craftsmanship.

Custom form fit Calton Case is included of course.

The only consideration of note is the owner had Taku inlay his name at the 12th fret. Most will elect to keep this feature as a sign of provenance; however, it is an easy task for your luthier (at your expsense and risk) to swap this out for the inlay of your choice.

This piece has no fretwear and no repairs.  Only the very slightest faint ‘contact’ hairline swirls on the back (NO not buckle rash…just touch swirls from super light contact).

Whether you are a player, artist or collector THIS is an investment grade piece for your collection.  You many never have this opportunity to acquire another.  Total 1-off.

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Dustin Francis IVOR “Fuzz Face” BC183 Version 1968

Dustin Francis IVOR “Fuzz Face” BC183 Version 1968

Dustin Francis hand created boutique Fuzz Face recreation.  These are known as THE best in the business.  Impossible to find and not allowed for sale on Reverb because they might be infringing on trademarks (shhhhhh).

Works as it should and WOW it’s amazing!

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Ronin BADMOON 2019 – MASTER Grade Salvaged Old Growth Redwood upgrade!

Very recent Ronin Badmoon from one of the last batches to be produced.   If you haven’t played a Ronin Badmoon you are in for THE most additive piece you can add to your collection or arsenal.  You chase tone….you have X of this same model because of slight differences in tone…..cast that aside friend….RONIN is like none other.  Picture, if you can, an amplified acoustic meets Tele meets LP Jr meets Gretsch meets Ric……Play with feeling?…this LOVES if you dig into it but responds so well if you vary your attack.  I’ve sold Ronins to A-list Celebs….collectors and everyday players.

This piece features the upgraded MASTER Grade Salvaged Old Growth Redwood.  IT weighs just 5lb-15oz.  Factory aging but there is one area shown where it’s difficult to determine if the wear is factory or user…in any event it fits into the character of the piece given the ‘luthier’ wear.

SEE COMPLETE SPECS & CONDITION in the 3rd PICTURE

Buy from THE trusted source for boutique gear.  For over 14 years, THOUSANDS of customers have selected Prime Guitars because we carry the finest in clean boutique gear.

We are an ONLINE STORE specializing in the coolest and hardest to find gear.  Why take a chance buying from a ‘random’ when you can deal with a proven entity.

We offer our expert selection process…..benefit from US searching the world for clean, rare items…we test them…we vet them….YOU save time, energy and the pain of those ‘great deals’ gone wrong.

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WYSOCKI Custom Tele-Paul w Doyle Pickups: CHECK OUT THE “STASH” WOODS!

Think about it…would you buy an acoustic guitar made from crap wood?  Why do you think the top end acoustics command so much money?…the woods combined with the craftsmanship.  Well, let’s start with the WOODS….there is ONE person on the planet who is THE wood guy supplying the world’s top luthiers with coveted planks….Larry Wysocki.  For over 50-years he is THE guy the top builds go to.  He searches the world for air dried woods, recovered woods, exotic woods.  He collects them and has a coveted stash that is sadly running low.

A few times a year, Larry builds instruments.  Usually for celebs, but on occasion he is nice enough to sell me a brand new one.  THIS is such a piece.  Oh and it just vibrates like nothing we have had.  The pickups are custom voiced TOM DOYLE HUMBUCKERS that are open and alllow the woods to impart their organic warmth and natural sustain.

Speaking of woods…how about 5A AIR DRIED Flame East Maple Top 150+ Yeat Sinker Recovered Woods on top of a 1-piece AIR DRIED 60 Year Old Alder Body!.  Oh, and a 5A 1-Piece Air Dried Maple Neck from 150+ years ago (Recovered Woods).  OH and the board…Brazilian Rosewood of course but not some stump wood…THis is 100-year old Brazilian from the stash of Czech Republic Woods!.  You just can’t find woods like this anymore.

You can see the complete Spec & Condition Sheet in the 3rd Picture.

A couple other quick points before you bang out a question to me:

  • 6lb-8oz
  • Custom TOM DOYLE Pickups!
  • 12″ Radius
  • C Profile .83″ – .97″ Neck
  • 1-11/16″ Nut
  • Med/Lg Frets
  • Original Hardshell Case (no I won’t take a picture of it for you)
  • Sunburst NITRO
  • Double Bound

Buy from THE trusted source for boutique gear.  For over 14 years, THOUSANDS of customers have selected Prime Guitars because we carry the finest in clean boutique gear.

We are an ONLINE STORE specializing in the coolest and hardest to find gear.  Why take a chance buying from a ‘random’ when you can deal with a proven entity.

We offer our expert selection process…..benefit from US searching the world for clean, rare items…we test them…we vet them….YOU save time, energy and the pain of those ‘great deals’ gone wrong.

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