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Grosh Set Neck MONSTER QUILT TOP

1966 Vibrolux Reverb

2018 Detemple TELE – ROASTED NECK – 2 Tone Sunburst

1956 Gibson LP Goldtop ALL GOLD (VERY CLEAN)

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2018 Echopark Clarence J – BRAND NEW – Authorized Dealer

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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.

PrimeGuitars.com 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 vanish..it’s because the pictures are taken at unrealistic angles to make the nonexistent flame pop.

YOU CAN SEE ALL THE SPECS & CONDITION in the PICTURES WHERE I HAVE A SPEC/CONDITION SHEET

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
  • BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD BOARD
  • 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.

YOU CAN SEE ALL THE SPECS & DETAILED CONDITION IN THE PICTURES.

ANY PERCEIVED IMPERFECTIONS ARE REFLECTIONS NOT UNDISCLOSED 5″ GASHES.

Here is a summary of the specs:

  • Comes with CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY & TAGS
  • Weighs just 8lb-3oz
  • BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD FRETBOARD
  • 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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SCALA Classic Custom VENT TOP w SOLID Bolivian RW Neck & BRAZ RW Board

Scala Guitars are about the most happening brand of boutique instruments.  They come up for sale…they sell….simple.  THIS is an ULTRA COOL piece LOADED with features.

First off check out the solid 1-Piece BOLIVIAN ROSEWOOD NECK!   The Fretboard is BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD!  Not impressed?  Consider it has a 1-piece HONDURAN (this is the good stuff you can’t get anymore) Mahogany Body.  OH, how about a HAND CARVED KOA TOP.   To top it off, this is chambered and features Scala’s coveted “Vent Top’.  If you look at the guitar straight down (like you’re playing standing up) you can literally see little vents on the side where the top meets the body.

The neck profile is a PERFECT Medium “C” that measures .86″ – .91″.  The guitar features a gun oil finish that makes it feel like satin.  NO thick tone sucking coatings for this guitar.  OH did I mention the body is outlined with hand inlaid HERRINBONE?

Still want more…you get it….the guitar weighs just 6lb-12oz.  OH, it has the original Certificate of Authenticity.  The pickups are Lollar P90s.  You can see all the rest of the specs in the PICTURES.  I outline the CONDITION TOO.

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2018 James TYLER – Studio Elite HD Barn Finish

Like New 2018 JAMES TYLER Studio Elite HD in super unique Barn Finish.  This nonsmoking 1-owner instrument is rare because it has an Indian Rosewood Board (most I’ve seen are Maple).  LOADED with features and oozing with vibe.  This one resonates in my hand like a tuning fork.

YOU CAN SEE ALL THE SPECS & DETAILED CONDITION IN MY “SPEC SHEET” LOCATED IN THE PICTURES.

Below is a summary of the features:

  • 2018 Model Year
  • Solid SWAMP ASH body
  • Weight:  Just 7lb-9oz
  • Matching Headstock
  • MIDBOOST
  • LOGO Form Fit Original Hardshell Case
  • Neck:  Std ’59 Profile C  .845″ – .975″
  • Neck Wood:  Quartersawn Maple
  • Fretboard: Indian Rosewood
  • Certificate of Authenticity in case (TREM BAR TOO)
  • JTS 5500 Single Coils & SUPER Bridge Pickup
  • .110 x .055″ Frets (Heavy)
  • 1-5/8″ Neck
  • Hipshot Locking Tuners
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Echopark Clarence Special – 2018 BRAND NEW – Authorized Dealer

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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.

PrimeGuitars.com 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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James Tyler BURNING WATER – Near Mint w Midboost

2012 James Tyler BURNING WATER in Mint “-” Condition with Original Hardshell Form Fit Case.  This piece comes from a nonsmoking environment and literally smells new.  

Prices on Tylers have skyrocketed.  Grab this clean guitar for a LOT off retail.   If you see the pictures you will find a complete SPEC & CONDITION SHEET.   Below are just some of the details:

  • SOLID Alder Body
  • Quartersawn Maple Neck :  1-Piece
  • Weight:  7lb-7oz
  • Spec Sheet & Tools Included (YES TREM BAR TOO)
  • Midboost
  • 1-5/8″ Width
  • Heavy .110 x .055″ Frets
  • Compound 9.5″ – 12″ Radius
  • C  “Thin ’59” Neck .825″-.95″
  • JST2500 Single Coil PUs & a SUPER in the bridge

AMAZING instrument with tonal variations galore!

QUESTIONS:  EMAIL  jim@primeguitars.com

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CALLAHAM Telecaster

Impossibly Rare Alert:  CALLAHAM Tele!   This guitar is impossible to find.  Even more amazing is that it has a BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD BOARD.  The body is ALDER and the Neck is a perfect ’58 V-to-C measuring a wonderful .86″-.96″.  NOT a bat.  Just enough meat to help the notes ring out. The color is a Candy Apple Red that has naturally faded over the years.

The Callaham (Lindy Fralin custom) pickups are extremely open sounding in this guitar.  This is NOT a dark, muddy tele.  This does Rock-to-Country perfectly.  Obviously you can dial back the tone knob to get all the Jazz warmth you desire.

This instrument weighs in at just 7-11oz which for a Callaham is featherweight….remember these were made back before every ‘low rent hobbyist’ was asking for weights of pickup screws.   Michael Stevens (Co-Founder of the Fender CS) told me the BEST sounding F-style guitars are mid-weight.   Here you have one!…and he wasn’t joking.

There is some wear on this piece….consider it “naturally relic’d”.   PLEASE SEE 3rd PICTURE FOR A COMPLETE SPEC & CONDITION SHEET.

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2018 Holloway Tele Custom : HALL-OF-FAME WOODS from Larry Wysocki Library

HALL-OF-FAME Wood Alert!  You litereally may never find woods this exotic again.  This is a Prototype 1-off guitar hand created as a “statement piece” to represent Bryan Holloway’s entrance into the Boutique Guitar scene.  Consider this:

  • ALL WOODS FROM THE LARRY WYSOCKI WOOD LIBRARY
  • 1-PIece BURLED REDWOOD TOP & BACK w a Swamp Ash 1-Piece Center.
  • 1-Piece EXOTIC BIRDSEYE MAPLE NECK & BOARD.
  • Custom wound ROLPH PICKUPS.
  • NITRO FINISH.
  • 5lb-14oz of Chambered Amazingness.
  • Double Bound Body (Top & Back)
  • “C” Profile .815″ – .95″ Exotic Neck.
  • One of best fretjobs I have ever encountered.  When they say Smooth As Glass…they meant THIS guitar.
  • Medium/Jumbo Frets
  • 1.65″ Width
  • 25.5″ Scale & 22 Frets with a 9.5 Radius
  • Gotoh Tuners
  • Gotoh Tele Bridge w Brass Saddles
  • CTS 250k Volume Pot & CTS No Load Tone &  .022 Tone Cap
  • Original Hardshell Case (Thermometer Style)

So let’s get down to it…Builder’s name is Bryan Holloway.  For years Bryan has been a major player & builder.  Brian works with a major guitar builder and focuses on custom builds for celebs and demanding private clients.  His skills have been fine tuned through a friendship & apprenticeship with Larry Wysocki who is one of the most highly regarded builders in the world (Jon Herington of Steely Dan & Steve Kimock of Ratdog to name a few).  To set the stage, imagine this…Larry Wysocki is THE industry go-to guy when it comes to woods.  Larry has been doing this for 50-years and has the most sought after timber in the world.  Larry’s guitars are $8k+ and rarely available on the open market.

I can tell you that I carry the best handmade boutique guitars currently made.  This is in the upper echelon of anything I’ve had.  Imagine PLAYING a Bentley automobile.  It is beautiful, tastefully elegant but underneath it’s a performance vehicle.  You will have a nearly impossible time finding any guitar that is louder or more resonant unplugged.  This instrument is alive.  You will not likely EVER AGAIN find a Birdseye Maple Neck/Board this figured.  The Redwood…typically only found on $10k Guitars (see the current Suhr stamped out offerings for proof).

If you’re a collector, player or investor, this PROTOTYPE is one you want to grab. There won’t be another!~

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2017 Gibson Custom Shop AGED SG Pehlam Blue LTD ED (of 25)

2017 Gibson Custom Shop SG LTD Aged Pehlam Blue Edition!  Extremely small run (25 total) done by the Custom Shop.  Factory Aged.  Probably the best playing Gibson I’ve had in years.  I would keep this if I gigged.  SUPER easy to play and man does it ring and resonate in my hands.  The tones out of this are downright addicting. You can get close to the Tele snap and all the way up to the dark singing neck if you want.  Handles vintage and modern amps equally well (i tried it through our library of amps including Vintage High Powered Twin Tweed. 61 AC15, ’67 Plexi, 66 Deluxe and Bogner Uber…oh yeah 72 Hiwatt Combo.   LOVES them.  LOVES my Klon, TS808, Cornishes and Binson.   I was so happy playing it that I put it though my Axe FX and MAN it drove that so well.  Really pushes it without overpowering or creating that piezo effect you hear from so many guitars.

You can find all the details and specs in the PICTURES where I have a SPEC/CONDITION sheet.  BUT I know you’re anxious for meat so eat, eat my litte lion….:

  • 2017 Gibson Custom Shop Ltd Edition (of 25)
  • 1 owner – Nonsmoking Environment
  • Cert/Tags/Unsigned Warranty Card
  • Original Hardshell Case
  • Weight:  just 7lb-2oz
  • Factory Light Aging
  • NO MODS OR REPAIRS
  • NO Fretwear.
  • Hard to find a user-made flaw on this.
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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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2015 Collings 360 ST Ash – Near Mint Condition

Collings 360 ST Ash with a 1-piece Carved Top Ash Body, FLAME Maple Neck & Rosewood Board.  TRULY the LP Lover’s Strat!  1-Owner Near Mint Condition from a Nonsmoking Environment.  Comes complete with Unsigned Warranty Card & Americage Custom Hardshell Case.

This guitar weighs just 7lb-7oz and features a set neck design. It is 100% Stock so you can find all the specs on the Collings Site (OR LOOK AT MY PICTURES FOR A SPEC/CONDITION SHEET).

FYI the guitar’s neck has a nice “C” profile with a depth of .86″ – .935″.  Hard to find any wear on this but I graded conservatively.

Get a fantastic guitar and save via the ‘buyer’s remorse’ discount.

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Hysteria Dharium Custom 2018 NAMM – Trussart KILLER

You like Trussarts?….well step aside James T because there is a better alternative available….less expensive….top quality parts….hand crafted…..sound better…play better….and UNIQUE looking.

Enter HYSTERIA GUITARS.  Master crafted from top grade Aluminum.  Look at the craftsmanship and artistry….see those KNOBS & SWITCHES…no off the shelf Chinese plastic crap……pickups?…Lollar Raw Power.  Tuners…Hipshot Locking.   Weight?….just 8lb-4oz….yup….the perfect storm.

Neck is a wonderful Maple w Rosewood Board & 1.64″ Width. 25.5″ Scale and 12″ Radius.  The “C” Profile Neck is .895″-.98″.  Custom bridge and unique styling make this a MUST have for anyone who wants to make a statement.

Playability is fantastic.  Just easy and fun.  The neck vibrates and the notes ring long and fat. Just a wonderful organic tone full of air and fatness.  Why mess around with stamped out junk when you can get something unique and handcrafted that has world class tone?

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Don Grosh FULL HOLLOW Set Neck w SPRUCE Top & BRAZ Board !

CUSTOM 1-OFF ALERT!  Completely HOLLOW Grosh Set Neck.  Hand Carved Spruce Top!  1 Piece Mahogany Back!  BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD BOARD.

These guitars are the top of the Grosh food chain.  Don himself creates them and an order will take over a year.  New they cost mid-$6ks.  No two are alike.  Having sold dozens of these I can confidently say they represent the BEST value in the used guitar market.  Custom YES…someone’s moronic interpretation of beauty?….NO….so capitalize on a guitar built for somone one custom order…someone who spared no expense and got the finest of everything Don could offer….NOT take about 1/2 off…see my point here….OH and it’s near mint..nonsmoking..no issues.

These pieces sound so full and clear with nice organic tones.  You can dig in or strum lightly. VERY responsive.  Aren’t you tired of sifting through mass produced guitars and hoping they sound good?  This DOES.

YOU CAN SEE COMPLETE SPECS IN THE PICTURES where I include a detailed SPEC/CONDITION SHEET.  But as a teaser…

  • COMPLETELY HOLLOW
  • Medium/Large Roundback Neck:  .85″ – .95″
  • Grosh Humbuckers:  ’65”
  • 3 Way :  No coil splitting
  • Tone Pros Bridge
  • Certificate of Authenticity, CITIES
  • Original Hardshell Form Fit Case
  • 6150 Frets Medium
  • BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD BOARD
  • Kluson Deluxe Tuners
  • 12 Radius
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Detemple 1-off TELE-GIB Prototype!

The COOOOOLEST Detemple I’ve had…and I have had 10% of all he has ever made…over 50 at this point.  Let me tell you…nothing touches a Detemple for overtones in a F-style guitar.  Maybe it’s the way Michael mates necks & bodies during the build process.  Maybe it’s the way he has the tightest neck-to-body connection I’ve seen.  Maybe it’s the large necks and flame maple?  Maybe the 1-piece bodies from select light woods.   Maybe it’s the hand shaping?

Michael isn’t just a world class luthier..he is also a world class player who has been on stage touring with some all-time greats.  It’s one thing to be a builder…one thing to be a player…but a man who has done both at world class levels brings another dimension of know-how to the table.

Such is the case with this one-off Tele-Gib “Jeff Beck” tribute comissioned by a friend of mine.  OHHHH it is a nice one.  Has that nice bottom end snap you lust for in a great tele….has that light weight you wish your LP had…..has that wonderful soft V neck you always lusted after.   This guitar just shined through every one of my vintage and modern amps in the library.   You like gain…come at it…..I threw a Bogner Twin Jet at it and it blew away my supposed ‘shred’ guitars.  Princeton Reverb….lush spanky cleans …nice underwond pickups that don’t color or over-push the amp.

New this was $9400 .   SAVE THOUSANDS plus the wait

You can see ALL THE SPECS & CONDITION in my proprietary Sheet in the PICTURES.  Because I know you won’t read this I’ll retype them below:

  • Body:  Ash 1-piece
  • Neck:   1-Piece Flame Maple
  • Weight:  7lb-10oz
  • PIckups:  Lollar
  • Coil Splitting:  NO
  • Neck Profile:   Soft V-to-C   .96-.98″
  • Scale:    25.5″
  • Nut Width:   1-11/16″
  • Radius:  12
  • Tuners:  510 Open
  • Case:    G&G Original Hardshell
  • Frets:  Medium/Heavy
  • Satin Neck Finish
  • Titanium backplate

 

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WYSOCKI Tele : Old Growth Woods – Hand Carved – 6 lb-13oz

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 TELE 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:    6lb-13oz
  • Body:    1-Piece Old Growth Ash 45-Year Air Dried
  • Neck:   150yr old 1 Piece Birdseye Maple “Sinker” Lake Recovered Old Growth Wood
  • Frets:    Medium/Large
  • Pickups:   Rolph
  • Radius:    12
  • Width:    1.65″
  • Neck Profile:    C   .85″ – .95″
  • 80+ Year Old Slab BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD FINGERBOARD – hand selected
  • NITRO finish
  • Original Hard G&G Case
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