Gustavsson Bluesmaster P90 Black

2005 EARLY Gustavsson Bluesmaster Flametop

Mark Kane Trainwreck Express – BRAND NEW

Mark Kane ODS Robben Ford Voicing – BRAND NEW

2007 Collings Flame Top – 1st Series Issued

Germino 2-12 Cab NEW – Ship Damage Dings

Germino Club 40

1966 Vibrolux Reverb


TEN yes TEN MORE Echopark Custom Guitars – LOTS of CASE STUDIES! 

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1964/65 Fender Stratocaster – Stupid Clean

1964/65 Fender Stratocaster – Stupid Clean

Yes! A super clean 1964/65 Fender Stratocaster with Original Hardshell Case!




Ok now that we have those obvious questions out of the way let’s chat.  This one has a very late 1964 neck and very early 1965 pickups (first 1/2 Jan 1965).  Call it what you want.   Some say ’64…some say ’65.  The pickups are all original and not rewound.  The color is amazing and clean.  Some wear, yes, and dings but a super clean instrument for this era.

The frets are in exceptional shape and I can’t even find grooves.

It weights just over 7.5 lbs which is in the sweet spot everyone is looking for.

You can see it was used sparingly.  I have a LOT of pictures and happy to send them if you are genuinely interested.

YES it blacklights.  The guard appears original as does the wiring and pots.  Use your own judgement because it’s sold AS-IS and I’m not getting into a debate over every screw on this.  The TREM ARM IS INCLUDED…best I can tell it’s original.  Decal is original.

AMAZING BALANCED PICKUPS!  That mid-60s Tone you are searching for!   Plays just like a great mid-60s Strat!  Doesn’t smell like smoke either!

If you’re going to spend money you should search for one that is this level of clean. The premium for “mint” guitars just is too high PLUS you won’t play them.  This one has just a couple of wear spots that allow you to enjoy it WHILE maintaining the fact that it’s in this echelon of clean.

I have to say these old strats are everything you could ask for.  LOVE the carve.  LOVE The pickups and how responsive they are.  They bloom and sustain.  Jangle yet can thicken up with a cranked amp.   There is a reason people covet these.  And again, this is one you can play AND collect.

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2017 Fender Custom Shop NAMM ’63 Heavy Relic T

COOL As F Alert!  Just can’t get enough of this one.  It’s a 2017 NAMM Guitar from the Fender Custom Shop.  SPARKLE SEAFOAM GREEN that is aged to crap…LOL!  Let me tell you it is freaking SO cool to play….how cool you ask…I kept the matching Strat in my collection (needed a strat have a ’51 nocaster so zip it).   I mean I have had Masterbuilts and boutiques and everything (see my site)…..THIS is cream of the crop in TONE, LOOKS and PLAYABILITY.

All the Specs are in the PICTURES (SEE THE SHEET).  I know you love details so here are just a few:

  • Just 6lb-14oz
  • 1-PIece Flame Maple Neck
  • 1.65″ Radius
  • COMPOUND RADIUS 9.5″ – 12″
  • .83″ – .985″ Neck Profile!….SUPER cool
  • Comes with CERT/TAG/STRAP/OHSC
  • Nonsmoking Home 1-owner
  • ORIGINAL Hand Wound Twisted T pickups INCLUDED (In case)
  • Sparkle Sea Foam GREEN!
  • 2017 NAMM Presentation Guitar
  • 6105 Frets
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SVL Supernatural – EXACT COPY of one made for ROBBEN FORD by SVL

At PrimeGuitars (dot com) we (ok just me) search for the best instruments made.  It’s how I started.  Back when the internet first allowed guys like me to learn about things other than F or G brand products. It was fun learning and hunting.  It was and still is very much like the vintage guitar hunt (only harder).  The goal has always been scour up guitars that improve upon the mass produced…OR…hand select that one mass produced piece that stands out.

Well…I found SVL.  Simon makes each and every instrument himself in England.  He has been a touring pro & a repairman for decades…having been through every type of guitar imaginable.  How good is his work?…..well…Robben Ford owns & plays a SVL custom created to his specs…..interested now?

THIS piece is an EXACT copy of the one Simon made for Robben.  Not team built…not CNC….hand made.   It features a 1-piece Ash Body.  1 Piece Maple Neck.  Paper In Oil Caps.  CTS Pots.  Fralin Custom Pickups.  Rosewood Board.   “C” Profile Neck measuring .82″ – .90″.  ‘factory’ aging.  Original Hard Case.   DOUBLE BOUND!

You can see all the specs & detailed condition if you flip through the PICTURES.

Guitars like this don’t come around very often. THIS is one to pay attention to.

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WYSOCKI Strat – Hand Selected Old Growth Woods – Hand crafted

Larry Wysocki has been THE Go-To guy for luthier woods….for 50 years.  ALL the top bulders of acoustics and electrics source their custom guitar woods from Larry.  He is a world renowned expert on woods, tone and process.   Larry occasionally makes guitars by hand…himself…one at a time…cuts the necks…tap tunes the woods to find the perfect match….shapes the bodies.  Larry is ALSO a leading expert on ergonomics.  His guitars incorporate subtle improvements on classic themes that actually help you play better….because they sit better & fit better.

This circa 2011 Masterpiece is from the original owner.  It is from a nonsmoking environment and just went back through Larry who checked it over and set it up.  It is in EXCELLENT condition.  I carry the best modern boutique guitars….this is one of my top 10 F-style builds that I’ve seen.  The finish is thin and sunken lightly into the hand selected 1-piece Ash Body.   The 1-Piece Birdseye Maple neck is ‘sinker’ wood that is what a D’Pergo would charge 2x for.

Let me ask you…if Larry Wysocki has one of the world’s finest wood supplies…do you think he chose good woods for his own builds?….you betcha.   Larry has an entire library of new Rolph pickups from which he selects in order to find JUST the right match.  These Rolphs are super clear and allow your playing nuances to shine through.  VERY open and play nicely with your amp and LOVE effects.  NOT an overpowering guitar tone….very much reflects the tones of the woods allowing you to hear what you paid for.  New this is $8500.   VERY rarely available new or used.  You can find all the Specs & a Detailed Condition Sheet in the PICTURES but here is a tease:

  • Weight:    7lb-01oz
  • Body:  1-Piece Ash Old Growth (tap tuned – hand cut – special stash)
  • Neck:  1-Piece Birdseye Old Growth “Sinker” wood recovered from lake.
  • Frets:   Medium
  • Pickups:  Rolph
  • Radius:   10
  • Width:   1-11/16″
  • Neck Profile:    “C”  .83″ – .95″
  • NITRO finish
  • Original Hard G&G Case
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Trainwreck Liverpool 18w – NOS Tubes & Upgrade Cab

Trainwreck Liverpool 18w – NOS Tubes & Upgrade Cab

GENUINE Trainwreck JM Creation.  This handwired head is a special edition LOW WATTAGE Liverpool that puts out a very usable 18w.  It features builder selected NOS Tubes and a custom Exotic Wood Cab.   1-Owner, nonsmoking and works perfectly.

This Wreck is NOT a clone.  IT is a genuine Trainwreck product.  There is something about a genuine Trainwreck that clones/replica/recreations can’t touch.  They have note bloom like nothing you have ever experienced.  They clean up with a simple rolldown of your guitar’s volume knob.  This LOVES Single Coils & Hums.  It is responsive to new and old speakers.

This EL84 version, the Liverpool, walks the line between a EL34 Wreck and the chimier EL84 Rocket.  This has all the girth and spit with nice chime when you dial back the guitar volume.  The EL34 has a very thick clean tone and less top end when overdriven.  This is the PERFECT balance.

Toss out what you thought you knew about amps….a Trainwreck is THE standard for a reason.

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2016 SVL Carved Top Hybrid Tele

2016 SVL Carved Top “Telecaster” created by a 1-man shop in Europe “SVL Guitars”.  How amazing are SVL Guitars?….well…Robben Ford had one made and plays it (see my other listing for an exact copy of his by SVL).  These are coveted in the US and rarely available. I was lucky enough to score a couple and now I will strive to continue finding them…they are THAT good.

This one features a 1-piece Honduran Mahogany body that is HAND CARVED.   The 1-piece Honduran Mahogany Neck features a perfect C-neck profile measuring .85″-.90″.  The frets are 6150 and they have no wear.

The scale is 25.5″ and the nut is 1.67″.  BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD BOARD (try getting those now!).  AMALFITANO MINI HUMS….wow just loaded with P90-esque tone without the hum.  JUST 6lb-1oz!  Original Hard Case.  10″ Radius in case you care. PAPER THIN nitro finish that feels like bare wood.

Tonally you will conjure up the feeling of that perfect LP Jr meets Firebird meets LP.  Overall the condition is clean and smoke free.


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2015 Probett Rocket – Think the LP you wish FENDER (or Gibson Made)

People ask me ‘what’s the closest thing to a Gustavsson’…well, this might just be it….and 40% of the price too!  Hand crafted one at a time.  OLD growth woods.  Custom shaped necks.  Hand inlaid bindings.  Painstakingly created by one person.

For years I have heard the legend of Probett.  They are hard to find. They are kept by their owners.  They are coveted.  FINALLY I have laid my hands on one.  Let me tell you that my mentors were not wrong on this front.  Think of playing the finest Gibson product from days gone by…..NOW envision that in a much more ergonomic “F” style format.  BINGO…you get it!

This 2015 Probett Rocket features a 1-piece OLD GROWTH HONDURAN mahogany body & a flat sawn Curly Eastern Maple Top.  Mahogany Neck & an Amazonian Rosewood Board.  The neck specs are just about dead on a ’59 LP (.88″ – .95″ and a C profile).  24.75″ Scale & 1-11/16″ Width.  Of course it is a bound neck.  I LOVE the Gotoh K-style tuners.  Let’s face it…tuning a F headstock is a lot easier in the dark than a G style.

The weight is a WOW 7lb-15oz.  Custom hand wound Bulldog pickups.  Light aging is included at no cost to you (LOL).

Tonally…just that tight fat responsive LP you wish FENDER made (or Gibson for that matter). The notes are clear and not mushy.  The guitar sustains and notes bloom.  THIN nitro finish.  This FEELS like a hand created OLD guitar.  This isn’t one of those ‘photographs well but is underwhelming’ pieces.  This is upper echelon.

I’ve been doing this a long time.  My sense is these are on the upswing in terms of prices and desirability.  I have spooookennnnnnnnnnn

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2004 Gustavsson Bluesmaster w 1958 Gibson P90s : One of 1st Bluesmasters in USA

2004 Johan Gustavsson Bluesmaster.  YES this is one that came JUST after the famed “Wildwood 5”.  I have hoarded this in my collection for many years.  I just don’t play it.  I had a set of VINTAGE 1958ish GIBSON P90s professionally installed (YES, the original pickups are in the case).   This is as close as you will get to a vintage guitar.

THE FIRST Gustavsson Goldtop in the US.  This is also the FIRST Gustavsson to feature a 1-piece Honduran Mahogany Back.  As you can see from the Spec/Condition Sheet & pictures this instrument is in Excellent Condition.  It has been lovingly cared for and not gigged.

Tonally this guitar will blow you away.  Beautiful slightly glassy yet warm and full Gibson P90 tone….only the vintage P90s capture this..and THIS set was sold to me by an author renowned for reviews of high end gear.  I have found that this set of pickups does not squeal like so many of the vintage P90s I’ve promises in your rig but in my vintage Marshall & Hiwatt it was freaking sick sounding.  THICK with that glassy top like an old Strat. You can get the growl you lust for. The JG shape also takes a touch of that “woofiness” out of the equation.

Yeah this has a Brazilian Rosewood Board.  The guitar is lightly chambered (Thus the upper-7-pound weight).  It somes with a form fit tweed case.  Not certain if it’s original but it’s high quality and clean.

You can get a later JG with P90s but the SUPER early ones like these command a huge premium.  Add in the vintage pickups, condition and the fact it came from my personal collection…and you are grabbing something that was truly handpicked by someone who has owned everything modern & can keep anything I want.  I have VERY few guitars that make the cut into my collection.

Why am I selling it?  Simple…..just found I have fallen in love with Teles and really just have not played it.  I have a stupid rule about adding when I sell.  I got a ’51 Nocaster so this will go.  Keeps me honest.

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McKay Explorer Replica – Just 7lb-13oz

Ken McKay “G” Explorer!  Old Growth KORINA and hand bench-made craftsmanship.  You will be hard-pressed to find any Explorer of this quality and tone for this price.  I have had a LOT of korina guitars.  Most have a scooped tone…very few have the magical Midrange bump…THIS guitar has it.  The instrument sounds thick and fat like Missisippi Queen or your favorite classic rock. Nothing sounds like a great Explorer…they have that tightness that a LP can lack.  They have the fullness that nothing else can bring.  They also retain the high end that the other slab guitars often lose.

This piece weights just 7lb-13oz.  It has typical “G” specs including 1-11/16″ Width & 12″ Radius.  The frets are in near perfect shape with no grooves or noticeable wear.  The neck is a wonderful “C” profile typical of a Gibson.  The measurements are .91″ – .91″.   Very slight factory aging plus a touch of user imparted light surface wear.   Comes with a mean and tough original hardshell case.

You can see all the Specs & Detailed Condition on my SHEET in the PICTURES.

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2018 Detemple Tele : 6lb-8oz – ROASTED Flame Neck

2018 Detemple Tele JUST COMPLETED and owned literally for a couple of weeks by the original buyer; only sold because owner found a rare vintage piece he needed to jump on.  Save THOUSANDS from New AND know what this one sounds like.  I’ve sold 50 Detemples….they all sound different.  Don’t take a shot with this much money..KNOW what it will sound like.  I maintain a library of vintage amps to play through so that I can tell you what it will be like vs. other guitars etc.

This is a very rare Detemple.  First off the weight is just 6lb-8oz.  The neck is a wonderful soft V with a profile of .905″-.945″.  The FLAME on the neck is freaking WOW.  ALSO this is from the Roasted Neck stash that Mikey D just had done.  Roasting adds just a slight touch of smoothness to the top end making this latest generation of Detemples that much more special.  The neck has a 9.5 Radius and 1-11/16″ Width.  Titanium Saddles.  Medium Frets.  YEs of course it has the original hardshell case.

You could wait a long time, pay thousands more and get a guitar that might be too dark or bright.  I love when guys say ‘but they all sound good’….YES….they do…but some are dark…some growl…some twang….which do YOU want?…I probably have it IN STOCK

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2017 Gibson Custom Shop LES PAUL Painted Over Ltd Edition: 7lb-14oz

2017 Gibson Custom Shop LES PAUL Painted Over Series.  Mint “-” Condition with Original Brown Aged Case, Cert & Case Candy/Tags.  This is a 1-owner piece traded in from a non-gigging, nonsmoking home player.  Just a few hours on it.

This was HAND selected because it weighs only 7lb-14oz.  There is no fretwear and I can’t finds anything that appears to be ‘user’ related wear….just the factory aging…and can I just say this aging is as good as the Murphy aging.  Fantastic.  Wonderful piece.  PICKUPS HAVE BEEN UPGRADED TO LOLLAR IMPERIAL: SORRY ORIGINALS NOT INCLUDED (Didn’t receive them).

You can find all the Specs & Detailed Condition if you look at the pictures (see the attached sheet).

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2018 Echopark Clarence J – BRAND NEW – Authorized Dealer


Brand New 2018 Echopark Clarence J model fresh from the factory!  And WHAT a tonal moster.  I can see why A-list players grab these up (and pay…they’re not given away).  These have organic tone and sound HUGE compared to almost anything else I’ve ever played.  They neck pickup just SINGS and it is freaking THICK sounding.  The Bridge Pickup on this guitar has that perfect mix between snarl and warmth.  This piece will push your vintage amps just enough to get them into the sweet spot.

The neck is a wonderful LP-ish C at .905″ to .93″.  The pkcups are ARCANEs (custom) and again they are wonderful. The bridge is a Rolomatic & Mastery MV.   The guitar features a Swamp Ash body with DEEP 1957 type contours.  SUPER comfy against your torso.  The Neck is made of OLD STOCK Big Leaf Maple & Gabriel added a 2.25 degree neck pitch.  12″ Radius, 1.68″ Nut Width, 25.5″ Scale.  YES of course it comes with its original hard case & warranty.

LIght factory aging.  Custom Taper CTS 500k Pot & Paper in Oil .033 Tone Cap.  You can find ALL the Specs in the PICTURES where I place my complete Spec/Condition form.  Again, this is NEW so you don’t have to worry about condition.  OUr guitars stay in our climate controlled vault…we don’t operate a retail store when people try them.  You get them in the condition we get them. is PROUD to be the latest Echopark Dealer!  YES I have ELEVEN coming by end of June 2018.  Touch base with me to find out exactly which models and pricing.  CASE STUDIES GALORE.

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2018 Gibson Custom Les Paul ’59RI Ltd Ed BRAZILIAN BOARD CME Version VOS

2018 Gibson Custom Shop ’59RI LP CME (Chicago Music Exchange) Limited Edition BRAZILIAN BOARD VOS.   WOW…that’s a MOUTHFUL….but THIS IS AN EARFUL of instrument.  MAN what a huge difference these 2018s are from prior production runs.  The quality oozes and the tone jumps out at you.

The weight is a PERFECT 8lb-7oz!

This is a 1-owner, babied guitar from a nonsmoking home environment. It was owned for a few weeks before the owner encountered unexpected financial obligations.  It comes complete with the Certificate of Authenticity and Tags.  Beautiful top that I purposely photograph as straight on as possible to give you as conservative a view as possible.  Ever wonder why most flames’s because the pictures are taken at unrealistic angles to make the nonexistent flame pop.


Here are a summary of details because we know you lust for facts:

  • 2018 Gibson Custom Shop
  • Certificate of Authenticity & Tags Included
  • Original Hard Case Included (Brown…why do people even ask this)
  • Weight:  8lb-7oz
  • VOS light factory aging
  • No Fretwear
  • No mods or repairs2018 G
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GIBSON Custom Shop ’59RI ES-335 Brazilian – 2018 CME Model

Gibson Custom Shop ’59RI BRAZILIAN (Fretboard) ES-335.  Pretty sure this is a 2018 or 2017 model. If that’s important for you check the serial number yourself to be certain.

This magnificent semi-hollow is 1-owner from a nonsmoking home.  Babied.  This is the CME (Chicago Music Exchange) version.  Probably the best Gibson 335 I’ve had in the shop.  The bridge pickup has that clear LP with air thing going on while the neck is SOOOO open and bubbly while maintaining clarity.  This one is a real winner for certain.



Here is a summary of the specs:

  • Weighs just 8lb-3oz
  • Custom BUCKER S Pickups (Stock)
  • VOS Construction
  • Hyde Glue
  • NO fretwear
  • Original Hardshell Case
  • No Repairs
  • All specs stock for this model.
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Echopark Clarence Special – 2018 BRAND NEW – Authorized Dealer


Brand New 2018 Echopark Clarence Special modell fresh from the factory!  And WHAT a tonal moster.  I can see why A-list players grab these up (and pay…they’re not given away).  These have organic tone and sound HUGE compared to almost anything else I’ve ever played.  They neck pickup just SINGS and it is freaking THICK sounding with that P92 SNARL.  The Bridge Pickup on this guitar has that perfect snarl & clarity.  This piece will push your vintage amps just enough to get them into the sweet spot.

The neck is a wonderful Medium STANDARD C at .865″ to .905″.  The pkcups are PROTOTYPE EP Custom 3/3 Neck & ’56 Bridgel. The bridge is a tele raw steel w Brass Saddles.   The guitar features a 1-piece Slab ALDER Body with DEEP 1957 type contours.  SUPER comfy against your torso.  Nitro Finish.  Jescar Medium Frets.  Just 7lb-6oz.  12″ Radius, 1.68″ Nut Width, 25.5″ Scale.  YES of course it comes with its original hard case & warranty.

LIght factory aging.  Custom Taper CTS  Pot & Paper in Oil .033 Tone Cap.  You can find ALL the Specs in the PICTURES where I place my complete Spec/Condition form.  Again, this is NEW so you don’t have to worry about condition.  OUr guitars stay in our climate controlled vault…we don’t operate a retail store when people try them.  You get them in the condition we get them. is PROUD to be the latest Echopark Dealer!  YES I have ELEVEN coming by end of June 2018.  Touch base with me to find out exactly which models and pricing.  CASE STUDIES GALORE.

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Pete Cornish FLANGER

Pete Cornish FLANGER

mpossibly Rare PETE CORNISH SUPER FLANGER in excellent nonsmoking condition with box & power cable (no instructions).   YES THE SEALS ARE UNBROKEN.  Works as it should and BOY it is the CLEAREST and most LUSH and USABLE flanger ever made.

I own one in my personal collection and it does so much that I actually use this to replace my chorus too.  There is a reason they are never for sale.  Step up and get the best….you will spend it over time messing with $300 pedals 20 times over and losing $100 every trip.  Learn from my mistakes.

Comes ONLY with what you see here.

Works as it should.  Ready for your love!

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Victoria 50212 Low Powered Tweed Twin

Victoria 50212 Low Powered Tweed Twin

Victoria Low Powered Tweed Twin.  Excellent nonsmoking condition.  Just a small scuff or two shown.  Looks near new and smells it too.  These amps are simply amazing.  They get SOOOOO close to the originals.  I have a genuine ’58 Tween Twin (high power) and I have to say it is really hard to tell the difference between this and the vintage amp.   Honestly if you tossed in NOS tubes and old speakers my guess is this might even sound better.

Save a good amount of cash vs. a new one.  Tubes have very little life on them and are the originals.  No repairs.  No issues.  No mods.  No stories.

Just a great amp at a discount.  See my feedback.  I sell clean gear at great prices.  I am a store not some fly-by-night who is looking to punt his troubles to you.

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Victoria Reverberato

Victoria Reverberato

Victoria Reverberato in Excelent Plus Nonsmoking Home Use Condition.  I’ve had the originals…I’ve had everything under the sun pass through my collection and store.  The Victoria is THE one to get.  You can go from a touch to ‘a lotta verb baby’.  Really fits in perfectly with your amp’s tone and doens’t fight it.  Sounds like part of the amp.  REALLY well designed and hand-created/wired.

This comes ONLY WITH WHAT YOU SEE HERE>  No repairs or issues.  Works as it should.  Grab it and save hundreds off a new one that sat in some store and got used by every guy with dirty fingers and stinky riffs…LOL

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RON ELLIS STRAT PICKUPS : Mid-60s Set w Guard & Pots & NOS CAP

RON ELLIS STRAT PICKUPS : Mid-60s Set w Guard & Pots & NOS CAP

Ron Ellis pickups are the best modern pickups…period. I use them in all my personal gutars.  I stock up on them and hoard them because to me they are like gold.

This is a complete setup ready to go.  You get a set of Mid-60s Pickups, Pots, Switch and NOS Cap.  The sale is for the pickups and you get the other stuff free.


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2015 Fibenare Basic Jazz Rahan HOLLOW

Fibenare is a ‘sleeper’ brand.  I sell a LOT of them but often people come to find them once they’ve been down the road with other brands first.  I remember going to my first NAMM and meeting the Fibenare team.  I was told the story of how they grew up in a country at a time when they had to learn a trade.  That they loved music but had little access to the guitars we take for granted.

Why does this matter? Because passion is fueled by hunger and desire. These people simply set out to reach what they pictured in their minds eyes…perfection.  As we all know, in reality the standard instruments we all love are full of little imperfections, design flaws and head scratchers….but they didn’t know that.

The result, instruments that are created with heart and soul.  ONE at a time.  Hand carved.  Hand glued.   Nothing leaves the shop unless it meets their standards.

This guitar is a complete hollow guitar.  KORINA Back & Neck.  1 Piece Neck…1 Piece Body.  Just 5lb-1 ounce.  Ironwood board.  Custom wound pickups that are open sounding and play with the woods.

And the price…new these are steals.  USED they are giveaways.  If you think your “Boutique” guitar is well made…do yourself a favor and check out a Fibenare.

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