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We are now LENTZ GUITAR DEALERS!  Custom Orders Welcome – We Take TRADES!

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Gil Yaron Singlecut LEMON DROP FLAME w DOUBLE WHITE PICKUPS

Michael Stevens CLASSIC Carved BACK & Top!  

Nash Strat -Black 

Gustavsson Bluesmaster : BLACK w P90s

Pair of RON ELLIS HUMBUCKERS

1981 Gibson Les Paul Heritage ELITE

Brian Monty BLUESMASTER – THE one reviewed in Vintage Guitar Mag

2011 Tom Anderson DROP TOP HSH in Tiger Eye Burst 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Michael Stevens CLASSIC – Tom Holmes PUs

Michael Stevens CLASSIC – Tom Holmes PUs

JUST IN!  Impossibly Rare – Mike Stevens CLASSIC.  Weighs just 9lb-4oz.  TOM HOLMES H453LTD Pickups.  Carved top & carved back (1-piece mahogany).  This won’t last long.  OHSC Excellent Condition from Smoke Free Environment.

 

 

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Gil Yaron Singlecut “Gilyaron” : Just 8lb-4oz

Oh you like boutique guitars…..you have a lot of them….different flavors of this and that….but deep down you know it’s time to consolidate…maybe…just MAYBE if you had a COUPLE of WORLD CLASS instruments then you could just concentrate on playing rather than A/B/C/D/E/F’ing all same flavors of vanilla that you currently own.  Yup…common issue and we see it ALL the time.

Welcome to PrimeGuitars.com. I take trades.  I specialize in helping you select the RIGHT instrument for YOU.  We try to stock several of all models so that you have a choice and are not stuck with what’s in stock.

This particular Yaron is labeled Gilyaron on the headstock.  It features a 1-piece Mahogany Body and Flame Maple Top.  Brazilian Rosewood Board.   Typical ’59 LP “C” Neck Profile at .90″ – 1.01″.  Light Factory Aging.  Weight at a perfect 8lb-4oz.  Comes with the Original Hardshell Case (no cert or papers).

Tonally…oh you’re in for a treat.  But that is my opinion. What matters is the type of tone YOU are seeking.  Give me a call or text ANYTIME and let’s help select the RIGHT Yaron for YOU.

 

 

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2019 LENTZ HSL – Brand New – Authorized Dealer! Special Price

YES! I am NOW AN AUTHORIZED LENTZ DEALER!  This guitar comes with FULL FACTORY WARRANTY and it is a BRAND NEW!   Typical retail on this piece is $4100 but Scott is made it available to me at a sharp discount because he said it was ‘scratch & dent’ new.  All I can find on it is some extremely light contact hairline swirls so you are getting quite a steal on this one!

For years I have said that Lentz Guitars are THE poster child for boutique S or T style instruments.  Hundreds upon hundreds of players have migrated to a Lentz because they are built 1 at a time and they just come together CONSISTENTLY to be ALIVE, Vibrant, easy to play and SOULFULLY TONEFUL.  People say mojo has everything to do with an F style guitar’s tone….I say a zillion years of experience with a couple of the same people hand making them does.

CUSTOM ORDERS WELCOME – we take trades on custom orders….consolidate your collection!.    PrimeGuitars scours the world for the best and cleanest boutique instruments.  You can buy from some ‘random’ and take your chances OR trust a 1-man operation with a track record thousands of sales long.

Here are some specs but you can see them all in the 3rd Picture:

  • Just 6lb-09oz
  • 2019 Guitar
  • BRAND NEW with WARRANTY
  • DOUBLE BOUND! $500 Upgrade
  • 1-Piece Ash Body (<3.9lb)
  • 1-Piece Maple Neck
  • Matching Pots with Paper/Oil Caps ($100 upgrade)
  • 6105 Frets
  • Soft V Neck .88′ – .99″
  • Gotoh T Bridge with Brass Saddles
  • LENTZ Pickups Alnico 2 Bridge 10k & Alnico 5 Neck 7k
  • Original Hardshell Case
  • 3-Way
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Wysocki Strat : Just 6lb-13oz Old Growth Private Stash Woods!

Larry Wysocki is THE “Go To” supplier of exotic woods to the top luthiers on this planet.  You order a $20+k acoustic….chances are Larry gets the call for the woods.   He has been at it for over 50 years.  He travels the globe searching for the finest examples of tone woods for guitars.

Yep….I have another!   The most popular new brand I had during the past 12 months.  Larry makes maybe 6 guitars a year.  Each using select handpicked woods.  He crafts each piece by hand.  The result is about the most beautiful sounding, looking and playing guitars I’ve had in the shop.  I pay more for these just to have them around because my clientelle wants the best.

Here are some quick facts but you can see ALL the specs & detailed condition in the 3rd picture:

  • 2015 build
  • 1-piece air dried Ash body.
  • The entire guitar weighs just 6lb-13oz which is just about unheard of for a trem based strat.
  • The neck is 1-piece reclaimed sinker Maple (reclaimed).
  • A d’pergo with these woods would cost $18k….see what I mean?
  • The board is an 80-year old BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD
  • 9.5 Radius
  • .83″ – .96″
  • 1-11/16″ Width
  • ROLPH Pickups
  • ORIGINAL Hard Case
  • Non-smoking
  • Very light arm contact wear on top of guitar/finish
  • Couple of very tiny surface pinhead dings

Chances to acquire a Wysocki Guitar come around once every blue moon.

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Saul KOLL Duo Glide : Just 6lb-1oz

Saul Koll has hand built art quality instruments for decades.  He has never copied anyone or anything.  Rarely are any two of his works the same.  When you see one that speaks to you GRAB it because it won’t resurface.  I’ve been a fan for decades and have owned dozens of these.  Each and every one is a treat to hold and hear.  When you can find clean used examples they are STEALS vs. the stamped out tired designs available at similar price points.

This clean 2005 Duo Glide is from a smoke free environment and comes with its original hardshell case.  It weighs just 6lb-5oz.  Just LOOK at how the quilted maple top POPS.  The neck is a full yet comfortable .835″ – .985″ “C”.  The board is Brazilian Rosewood.

You can see ALL the SPECS & a DETAILED CONDITION in the THIRD PICTURE.  Buy from a trusted source for bespoke and rare boutique gear.  Thousands of positive reviews spanning decades…..or you can take your chance with ‘randoms’ who use one word condition descriptions like “clean”…then you get it and cringe.

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Glendale Tele w Roasted Maple Neck

Best value in a Sub-$2k Telecaster?….Glendale.  Think about it, most people say hardware plays a HUGE role in the tone of a guitar…and GLENDALE Tele Bridges are considered to be the cream of the crop.  Look at teh locking bridge saddles on this one…and the Aluminum E/A bridge is all the rage amongst tele players because it gives you that clarity and snap in the bottow 2 wound strings while retaining that smooth brass tone for the other 4.  I use this setup on my own tele. Read up and see the pros do too.

This guitar is clean and from a smoke free environment. It comes with its original hardshell thermometer case.  The neck is .918″-.945″ and it just VIBRATES.  It is ROASTED MAPLE.  Check out the CORVETTE RED finish.

See all the Specs and a Detailed Condition in the 3rd picture.  We scour the world so that you don’t have to.  You can buy from us and rest assured that the item you receive will be as described….thousands of reviews over decades….or you can take your chances on Joe Random…who will stick you with some dinged up ‘great shape’ guitar then load you up with excuses….you decide….

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Rick Toone S2 – Loaded with COOLNESS

Impossibly rare RICK TOONE S2 guitar.  These are over $15k new folks and rarely come up for sale.   This one is so cool it has been in my collection and I have to say NO guitar on this planet sounds better through my Axe-Fx or my Bogner than this.  OH don’t be fooled…it also LOVES my 1961 Vox AC15 and my ’58 Twin Tweed.   Why?  How can 1 guitar play SO WELL with modern and vintage classics?    Couple of things

First off, the custom made super thin aircraft grade aluminum neck RESONATES like an angry rollercoaster car.  You feel string vibration like nothing you have ever experienced.   All that string vibration gets translated to the pickups and the result is a very big alive sound that will never fart out.

Second, the multi-scale Fender to Gibson let’s low strings gain clarity and high strings can be bent with ease.

This is probably the easiest playing guitar (from ergonomics) you can ever wish for.  I’ve been at this for decades.  I’ve had the Kleins and Cantons and Delaps and Teuffels.   Nothing compares.  Sitting or standing you find yourself ONE with the instrument.  You will find that things you practiced unsuccessfully suddenly can be done on this.

The guitar has been lovingly cared for.  You can see all the specs and condition in the 3rd picture (I’m the ONLY dealer on earth to prepare such a detailed piece).   The only thing of real note is that the prior owner had the guitar refinished.  It used to have a light factory relic (the owner wanted unrelic’d).

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2013 Gilyaron “LP” Singlecut Burst

Ahh the joys of owning a LP….you covet them….you LUST for that FAT tone that recreates the tones of the guitar gods.  You go through scores of Gibsons….like a bad Match.com adventure…you scroll through hundreds then thousands of LPs looking for JUST that one….you pull the trigger and BANGO picked off…’airbrushed’ photo…thick finishes….thin harsh tone…of course you talk yourself into thinking ‘man this is great’ but in the back of your mind you kknow….shhh…we know you know…and we know….so no need to take that point further.

THEN, one day you hear about Gil Yaron…bespoke…shhhh don’t tell anyone but there is this guy….a luthier…who has select woods and hand crafts LPs the old school way.  Hand carved tops.  Hand applied nitro.  Hand wound custom pickups.  Hand carved necks.  Brazilian boards.  THIN THIN nitro.  Then you see youtube videos and posts on Instagram of people with their Gilyarons…and you wonder wherefor to acquire such a piece.  THEN you learn they are no longer produced….and you scour Reverb…but they won’t allow them.

But PrimeGuitars is the Apex of Bespoke Gear….we find them…we stock them…we provide you real perspective and CHOICES so that your investment yields the tone you desire.  We take TRADE-INS and we accurately describe the condition of our gear.

Consider this 2013 Yaron.  Just 7lb-14oz.  C-profile typical ’59 LP Neck with measurements of .89″-.97″.   The cherry burst is STRIKING on this one.  This piece has some surface dings but is otherwise NOT factory aged.

If you’re serious about acquiring the best LP let’s chat.  If you’re not…then go grab a wannaburst.

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2013 Gustavsson Bluesmaster S – Brazilian RW Board w CITIES

You like WOW instruments?….you need to consider this 2013 Johan Gustavsson Bluesmaster S (Semi-hollow).  Hand Carved Mahogany Back & Hand Carved Flame Maple Top.  Honduran Mahogany Neck.  Johan makes each instrument the old fashioned way.  1-at-a-time.  THIN NITRO FINISH.  Attention to detail.  Bound body & neck.   But the key is how they SOUND.  3D is a word used most often.  Note bloom also makes every list.  The instrument FEELS like a part of you.  We have sold over 4-dozen Gustavssons used…we understand these fine guitars and can help you determine if the investment on THIS one is THE right one.

You can see the COMPLETE SPEC & CONDITION SHEET IN THE 3rd PICTURE.  But consider the following short list:

  • BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD BOARD – CITIES INCLUDED
  • Throbak SLE 101 Pickups w Cert
  • Just 6lb-13oz
  • 24.75″ Scale
  • 1-11/16″ Nut Width
  • C Neck Profile .89″ – .99″
  • Certificate of Authenticity Included
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Gustavsson Futuremaster PROTOTYPE : 1-Piece Korina / Throbak LTD / Braz RW / Extended Cutaway!

THE iconic Gustavsson piece!  This is THE FUTUREMASTER Prototype!  This was a super small run of 1-piece korina guitars produced by Johan Gustavsson when he had access to fine large blanks of wood…this has dried up and that’s why you rarely see this wood being used.

NOW, see THIS piece and it’s a super light weight QUARTERSAWN (just see the grain) 1-piece body.  I’ve owned almost every one of the pieces in this run (I believe 7 were made) and none of the other ones even come close to the woods that this has.

NOW, check out the custom enlarged cutaway which allows you unequalled upper fret access.   Again, a feature you won’t find on the others.

OH and the pickups are the Throbak LIMITED SLE 101s (these are $650 alone).

The board?…select BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD!

Weight?   7lb-14oz

You can see the rest of the specs and a detailed condition in the 3rd picture.

This guitar has a freaking HUGE tone.  You will LOVE the sound of expert craftsmanship paired with high quality woods.  Korina is what maple/mahogany WISHES IT SOUNDED LIKE.   Beautiful highs but crisp LOWS.  This particular instrument features a hauntingly beautiful upper midrange.

There are few guitars that are seriously additive to any collection.  THIS is such a piece.   I have spoken…

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2018 Gibson Custom Shop – Les Paul ’59 RI MURPHY

OH this one has a HUGE tone…it was selected for a great customer of a major music store.  The customer had a standing order for anything Murphy LP that was exceptional…well THIS IS exceptional.  First off just look at the top on this.  Second, consider it’s just a few home use nonsmoking months old.  Weight..just 8lb-8oz.  YES it comes with the CERT and TAGS and Unsigned Warranty Card. YES THE AGED LIFTON CASE TOO!

See all the SPECS & DETAILED CONDITION IN THE 3rd PICTURE

I played it and it blew me away.  Thickness galore.  Volume galore.  The neck is a perfect. .88″ – .98″.  No fretwear.  No issues.  LEMONBURST beauty that will.  I bent the crap out of the notes and THIS STAYED IN TUNE.  It totally stayed tight through every amp I experimented with.  It is one of those rare Les Pauls that just has the perfect EQ……GREAT MIDS but somehow the low e is still punchy and not farty.  I have to say I’ve had a lot of LPs but this one stands out as something people lust for.  If you are looking for that thin tone look elsewhere…thi one has THE CLASSIC LP tone you lust after.

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2016 Ronin Mirari – Ruby Red Slipper finish

2016 Ronin Mirari in hauntingly beautiful RUBY RED SLIPPER finish!  I was Ronin’s only stocking dealer and sold scores of their instruments.  This was ordered by my store and purchased by a local customer who hand selected it vs. all the others I had in stock at that time.  The color is both unique and exquisite.

Every Ronin sounds different…even within the same model.  This particular Mirari stood out as having a nice large warm footprint to compliment tne clear stringy inherent flavor of the design.

YOU CAN SEE THE COMPLETE SPECS & CONDITION IN THE 3RD PICTURE…but for those who want a summary of the summary:

  • SOGR Old Growth Redwood Body
  • Just 6lb-14oz
  • 25.5″ Scale
  • 1-11/16″ Nut Width
  • C .90″ – .95″ Neck Profile
  • Stew Mac 154 Wide/High Frets
  • 12 Radius
  • Foilbuckers with Coil Splitting
  • Nitro Finish
  • Couple of nitro finish checks.
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