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Jam TUBE DREAMER +  2011

Jam TUBE DREAMER + 2011

JAM Tube Dreamer + from my own personal collection. I just love this pedal because it adds that Fender Tweed breakup to any amp.  Try it through your Blackface and you won’t need to drop $4500 on the Tweed Deluxe.  Just super flexible and transparent.  I went through about 450 pedals and this is one of around 8 that I kept.  Lived in my nonsmoking home and not gigged.

 

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Cornish P2 – Battery Free

Cornish P2 – Battery Free

Pete Cornish “Battery Free” P2 .  SORRY NO BOX  Excellent nonsmoking condition with unbroken warranty seals.

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1970s FOXX Tone Machine – Blue Label

1970s FOXX Tone Machine – Blue Label

Rare 1970s FOXX Tone Machine.  This is super clean and sounds THICK and FUZZZZZZZY.   If you collect or play pedals THIS is additive to what you already have experienced.  New stuff just sounds thin inn comparison.

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Mu-Tron Musitronics PHASOR 1973c – WOW Classic Pedal

Mu-Tron Musitronics PHASOR 1973c – WOW Classic Pedal

Vintage Circa 1973 Musitronics Mu-Tron PHASOR in VG Condition.  This is a WOW pedal and a must have for anyone who digs organic huggable tone.  This is LUSH and not thin like modern pedals.  Think about it…you spend thousands on guitars & amps….why skimp out on pedals.  Grab a classic that stands the test of time.  These are like money in the bank because people will always want one.Mu0

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Hahn 229 Strat – Custom Built for ME

Custom 1-off Hahn 229 Strat that was made for ME back in 2010.  Just an amazing instrument that rings and sustains like few I’ve had in the store.  This one was a great story.  I waited a long time for this…it arrived on a day when I had a customer in….the customer was trying strats.  Well one look at this and the customer said ‘hey can I check that out”….well the rest was history.  He HAD to have it…I mean HAD to.  So I sold it to him for what I paid…and he kept it virtually unplayed all this time.  When it was time for him to move it along I jumped at the chance to grab it back.

It resided in a nonsmoking home environment and was never gigged.  YES it has the Original Hardshell Case.  YES it has the Certificate of Authenticity & Build/Spec Sheet.

You can see all the specs and condition in the 3rd picture…but I know you won’t look so here is a summary.

Summary of Specs :  See 3rd Picture for Complete Rundown:

  • ALDER Body
  • 1-Piece Maple Nec
  • 6105 Frets
  • Fralin Vintage hot Pickups
  • Callaham Bridge
  • NITRO finishg
  • Stainless Steel Neck Plate
  • Soft V Neck Profile
  • CTS Pots
  • 1.67″ Nut Width (measured w calipers)
  • Compound Radius
  • Soft V Neck Profile
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VALUE ALERT:  1962 Gibson

VALUE ALERT: 1962 Gibson

VALUE ALERT: Not ours but ISN’T THIS COOL! We think this is a WOW piece and you should check it out! Certain parts of the vintage market are getting to be DEALS vs. modern guitars….this is such a piece.  Again, this belongs to another dealer but we believe in showing marketplace value…so I am highlighting this piece.

https://reverb.com/item/22489773-gibson-es-125-tdc-1962-sunburst-black-p-90s-wide-1-11-16th-neck-gator-case-investment-quality?_aid=jimp

 

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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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Detemple Strat (Early period when Mike himself made them all)

HALL-OF-FAME TONE ALERT.  I have had 50+ Detemples…when I tell you one sounds amazing then one should listen up…THIS sounds amazing.  It sounds BIG…BIG like a set of steer horns on a Caddy in TX big…..BIG.  EVERY NOTE is BIG and fat.  Story goes like this…years ago I got this in.  A local customer inquired and told me he’d buy it if it sounded better than his boutique strat.  This was up for the challenge…not only did it beat the incumbant, the buyer ended up acquiring several other Detemples from me as a result.

Years later, this piece emerges virtually unused since it was acquired.  It weights in at just 7-00 which is about as light as I’ve seen a Detemple.  It is loaded with Titanium saddles and a Titanium Trem Block.  JUST LOOK at the 1-piece Ash body.  Have to drool over the 1-piece flame maple neck.

You can see all the specs & condition in the 3rd picture.  But specs are just specs….REALITY IS what no spec can define.  THIS guitar belongs with someone who always wanted a FAT SUSTAINING LUSH sounding Strat.  Is that you?…or do you want thin ice picky and pencil dick notes (LOL).

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1972 Hiwatt 50w 212 – Partridge Transformers!

1972 Hiwatt 50w 212 – Partridge Transformers!

My Personal AMP!  Came here all the way from the USSR at the cost of $1100 shipping…it is HEAVY.  Original Partridge Transformers.  Looks mostly original inside but plenty of pics so that you can scour them.  The cab is solid!   The handle might be a replacement.  The speakers confuse me….both 1972 date codes….but the frames are a little different.  One has a more textured frame vs. the other.  One speaker has a date code.  They sound the same.  Hiwatt experts please educate me.  GREAT amp that is getting super hard to find.  OH…220v in case you didn’t notice.  Lastly, looks like the side handles are after-market.

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Detemple Tele : MY PERSONAL GUITAR

Most people know that PrimeGuitars is a web based store specializing in the hardest to find boutique guitars/amps.  Been in business 11 years.  Sold over 50 Detemples and 50 D’Pergos.   I am pretty confident that I know a great guitar.

This 2007 Detemple was MY personal tele for many many years.  I only had ONE tele and THIS was it.  I could have kept anything that passed through my store.  Why this one?    For me this particular tele had something that none of the others did.  Overtones combines with a plunkiness (think like a kick drum in a guitar note) that I just found so intoxicating.   Each note just punches through the amp then rings on.  This is not an overpowering guitar.  It is not nasty ‘nail spitting’ raspy.  It is musical and beautiful.   It PUSHES effects perfectly but does not in and of itself rasp out your tone.

The instrument has lived in a nonsmoking home studio for its entire life.  That being said, it has wear on it.  Definitely natural relic.  It is at the point where it is COOL and not overdone…and what I like is it isn’t just one nick that destroys perfection. It is honest loving wear that is on the guitar.

YOU CAN SEE A COMPLETE RUNDOWN OF SPECS & CONDITION IN THE 3RD PICTURE.

Of course this comes with the original case.  The neck is a WONDERFUL soft V and man I just love it.  The notes just vibrate on Detemples and this is no exception.   Also, this is a pretty unique trans-white.  I happen to LOVE the color.  Also, the neck is probably the flamiest I’ve seen on a detemple.  This is truly a special piece.

I have priced it extremely fairly given the wear. 

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1994 PRS McCarty w Small Logo

Beautiful PRS McCarty from 1994.  This rare piece features the highly desired SMALL LOGO.  The guitar weights just 7lb-08oz and comes with the original hardshell case.  This piece lived in nonsmoking environments and is in EXCELLENT condition (SEE the 3rd PICTURE FOR A COMPLETE RUNDOWN).

Those early McCarty Guitars were classics & that is why people scoop them up and hoard them.  Tonally they were fat and thick.  Great necks and great sustain.

These are true bargains in the PRS World and continue to be quietly accumulated by those in the know.  Simple elegance with tone as good as any guitar or series Paul has ever put out.

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James Tyler USA Studio Elite “Burning Water Y2K”

James Tyler USA studio Elite “Burning Water Y2K” with Original Case, Original Bill of Sale & Trem Bar.  From a nonsmoking environment.  This piece has a Mamywo Body and it weights in at just 6lb-15oz.  Virtual Vintage pickups (singles) and a Duncan Jeff Beck in the Bridge.  I have to say I’ve had around 50 Tylers nad the Virtual Vintage are probably my favorite in the single positions.  VERY large and full sounding.  Factory Midboost and a C profile neck measuring .854″ – .986″.

SEE ALL THE SPECS & CONDITION IN THE 3RD PICTURE

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2012 New Orleans VOODOO CUSTOM

2012 New Orleans Voodoo Custom in EXCELLENT Nonsmoking Condition with Original Hardshell Case (Form Fit).

These guitars are handmade one-at-a-time by a luthier who personally selects each and every piece of wood.  No two are alike; each is a personal expression of art meets functionality.

SEE ALL THE SPECS & DETAILED CONDITION IN THE 3RD PICTURE.  

THIS IS MY 2019 VALUE PICK OF THE YEAR.  Tonally this piece hangs with virtually anything in my inventory.  We have been doing this 11years with over 2200 positive feedbacks…our entire business is boutique guitars and amps.

For under $3k you can get a NECK THROUGH guitar. Made of Burled Maple & Black Korina.  Tone-Pros Bridge.  Great weight of 8.75 pounds.  Tonally it is FAT sounding and retains that snap and clarity I look for when I recommend an instrument.
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Scala BACKBONE

Scala Backbone in Excellent Nonsmoking Condition with Original Case.  This instrument features the coveted CF “Compression Free System”.  If you want the top of the line Super Strat then this is it.  Don’t settle for a stamped out guitar when you can have a one-off hand crafted masterpiece.

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I’ve had a LOT of Scala Guitars and this is probably amongst my favorites. The guitar vibrates in your hand and it just plays SOOOOOO easily.  The contours are wonderful and the piece just sits perfectly against your body standing or sitting.

Here are some features:

  • Swamp Ash Body
  • Maple Neck
  • Heavy Frets
  • 1-5/8″ Width
  • 25.5″ Scale
  • 12″ Radius
  • D Profile Neck
  • CF Compression Free System
  • Arcane Phil X Pickups
  • Original Hardshell Case
  • 5-way
  • 7lb-09oz
  • SLAB Rosewood Board
  • Luthier Aged
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2010 Gibson Custom Shop GOLD BOOK 1960 LP RI (Ltd Edition) 50th Anniversary

Super Rare GOLD BOOK Gibson Custom Shop 50th Anniversary 1960 RI Les Paul.  This is in Excellent Nonsmoking Condition (check the feedback for my store and buy with confidence).  It comes complete with the coveted GOLD BOOK Certificate of Authenticity, Tags and Unsigned Warranty Card.  Of course, it comes with the Black Gibson Form Fit Case (original of course).

This was part of an extremely limited edition to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the iconic 1960 LP.  The neck on this is damn full and not skinny to my feel.  People say there are several variations of the 1960 neck and that some are more like 59s (closer to them)…this might very well be the case in this example.

SEE 3rd PICTURE FOR COMPLETE SHEET OF SPECS & DETAILED CONDITION

The weight is a perfect 8.5 pounds (8lb-9oz to be exact).  It features the original pickups and the guitar is unmolested with no mods and no repairs.  It is hard to find any flaws on this because it was owned by a collector and barely touched. We grade it as Excellent to avoid any disappointments.   The color on this is Sunset Tea Burst.

The customer who traded this in is known for grabbing a LOT of Les Pauls that he hand selects for his collection.  This will not disappoint.   Super sounding guitar and the color/flame is just breathtaking.

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