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FEATURED ITEMS

1966 Fender Princeton Reverb – Collector Clean

1966 Fender Princeton Reverb – Collector Clean

Super Clean 1966 Fender Princeton Reverb.  Even has the original footswitch!  I am not an expert on these circuits so I can’t tell you if any of the resistors etc  have been changed (pictures provided).  I can tell you the iron is original.  The tolex and grillecloth are original.  The speaker is original but fresh recone from Orange County (Speaker Repair Co now).

Glorious sounding PR with a very lush reverb (some are dark sounding verbs that sound like crap..this one is lush and alive).    Comes only with what you see here.  If you don’t see it then it isn’t included.  Ie for example it does not have the cover…why?…because…oh wait you get it…ok.

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2007 D’Pergo Aged Vintage Classic – Excuse free…

I just got in this luscious D’Pergo Aged Vintage Classic. This S-style is ridiculously light at just 6lb-14oz. The guitar comes complete with its original G&G Hardshell Form Fit Case, Certificate of Authenticity, Build Sheet & Hang Tag. The instrument is extremely clean with no “Stories” or “Upgrades”.

The AVC features a 1-piece Certified Old Growth Maple Neck with a .99 Custom Offset Shape. The body is Aged River Recovered Ash. Mr D makes almost everything on this guitar. The pickups are D’Pergo Aged 50s. To my ears they are more lively and have MUCH less of a dull/aged magnet tone than almost every other AVC I’ve owned (and I’ve owned dozens).

I know Mr D doesn’t like when I say I’m an expert….I never actually said that…I actually said I love these instruments and acquire them whenever I can. I’ve sold more than anyone but him and therefore feel perhaps I have some level of experience to offer potential buyers. If this resonates with you as a buyer then feel free to contact me and we can talk pros/cons. If not, you can stick to Snapchatting randoms.

SEE THE ATTACHED PICTURES FOR THE SPEC/CONDITION SHEET WITH ALL INFO INCLUDING WEIGHT & MEASUREMENTS.

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Thorn SoCal S/S KORINA & TV Jones 2011

Ron Thorn makes the highest quality ‘for the money used’ guitars I can find.  These are several steps up from anything in their price range.  NEW they are considerable bargains vs. their peer group (Suhr/Grosh/Gibson/Fender CS).

What I really admire about Ron Thorn is that he creates unique pieces and doesn’t simply pump out the same cherry-sunburst over and over again.  Models, configurations, materials…all vary.  The downside of this model is that when you see one you love JUMP on it becasue there are not more behind it.

This particular one is korina with a 1-piece korina neck  TV Jones Pickups.  Perfect 8lb-3oz weight.  Med/heavy frets, 12″ radius and 25.5″ Scale.  The guitar comes with its original hardshell form fit G&G case & Tag.  The condition is Near Mint.  Nonsmoking and no issues.

For those in need of the specifics, I prepare a detailed Spec/Condition sheet (PLEASE SEE PICTURES)

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1958 Fender High Powered Tweed –  Near Mint

1958 Fender High Powered Tweed – Near Mint

Collector WOW Condition 1958 Fender Tweed Twin HIGH POWERED with original case, tubes and tweed.   This is a once in a lifetime type piece.  Not I am selling this one but will entertain serious offers.  If you have a trade I will consider it but let’s be up-front that it would have to be equally clean and desirable gear for me to part with this.

Enjoy!  It is a pleasure to own this and it will be a pleasure to share my enthusiasm for it with you.

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1959 Fender Stratocaster – 100% Original CLEAN

1959 Fender Stratocaster – 100% Original CLEAN

1959 Fender Stratocaster in Excellent Collector condition.  1-owner, 1-collector now me.  An amazing 100% piece that has all the goodies with it.  Detailed pictures available for serious inquiries.

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Nacho Banos NACHOCASTER 6lb-9oz

Nacho Banos NACHOCASTER.This one weighs just 6lb-9oz and has a perfectly shaped .86-1.01″ Neck (1-Piece I might add).  The neck has no cap, meaning the board is all part of the neck. The radius is 9.5″ and the nut width is 1.65″.  The pickups read 6.77k NECK & 7.34k BRIDGE.   In the middle position you achieve the pickups in SERIES meaning they replicate a humbucker.

Every Nacho sounds different. At this point I’ve had a LOT of them and can give you a real perspective on what it will sound like in YOUR rig.  i maintain a library of vintage and modern amps/guitars PLUS 10-years experience with the highest quality boutique guitars around (hundreds upon hundreds of them).

I can help you find the guitar of your dreams by helping you understand how this sounds relative to other pieces NOT by just telling you ‘it’s as good as vintage’.

SEE THE PICTURES FOR A SPEC/CONDTION SHEET WITH ALL THE FUN FACTS ABOUT THIS PIECE. 

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Fodera Imperial Custom BRAND NEW – MASSIVE UPGRADES Braz RW/Throbak/Waverly/RS

Finally here!  See why the best bass maker on the planet now makes the finest sounding humbucking guitar on the planet.  If you want piano like notes…smooth sustain….bloom…even musical notes…then you want a Fodera Guitar.  I custom designed these and paid up for MASSIVE upgrades.  These have parts NOT found on other Fodera.  I paid for Throbak SLE LTD Pickups, BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD BOARD, RS Pots & Cap upgrades, Waverly Open Back Tuners.

The guitar weighs just 7lb-1 ounce and it has a SOLID body.  The pickup rings are rosewood as is the tailpiece.  I selected Large frets and a 1-11/16″ Width.  24.75″ Scale and a ’59 LP Neck Carve (.89″ – .95″) that is satin finish.  I selected DOT inlays for class and simplicity.

AUTHORIZED DEALER – FULL WARRANTY

PrimeGuitars is PROUD to announce we have been selected as a FODERA GUITARS Dealer!   I have a dear place in my heart for these folks.  Joey L is my cousin….when I was a boy I went to his wedding.  HUGE wedding…best I’ve ever been to.  I was talking to him about my love of baseball.  Told him my glove broke.  HE WENT TO HIS CAR AND GOT HIS & GAVE IT TO ME….I had it until I was like 35 and it finally fell apart.

So right now I have 4 guitars on order.  These will have BRAZILIAN BOARDS!  Throbak Pickups!   Waverly Open Back Tuners!   RS Pots & Caps!  We went ALL OUT to make this a TOP OF THE LINE instrument in every way from woods to build to craftsmanship to components.

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2014 Frank Hartung Junico

2014 Frank Hartung JUNICO in Excellent Nonsmoking Condition.  This instrument comes stock with Haussel Pickups which are open sounding and very clear.  All the finest European guitars come with Haussel.   1-11/16″ Width and a 25″ Scale.  Beautifully balanced 7lb-05oz.  Comes with the Cert & Original Hardshell Form Fit Case.

What I love about this piece is the high end that you get even though it’s a mahogany plank.  Typically you expect dark….but the construction, pickups and components help this piece achieve what mahogany/maple typically do.  The result is a light weight easy to play (especially out) guitar with a myriad of cool tones.   Especially impressive is the tele-like snap you can achieve by merely turning down the guitar’s volume.

SEE ALL THE DETAILED CONDITION & SPECS in the PICTURES WHERE I UPLOADED A DETAILED FORM.

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1964/63 Fender REVERB UNIT

1964/63 Fender REVERB UNIT

Fender Reverb Unit dated Jan 1964 which means it’s a late 1963 build.  Super clean.  Appears to have a couple of minor changed maintenance items.  Sounds LUSH.  Nonsmoking.  Why not invest in something that will retain its value and serve you for a lifetime.

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2017 Fodera Imperial Custom – Brand New MASSIVE Upgrades (Throbaks/Braz RW/RS Pots)

Finally here!  See why the best bass maker on the planet now makes the finest sounding humbucking guitar on the planet.  If you want piano like notes…smooth sustain….bloom…even musical notes…then you want a Fodera Guitar.  I custom designed these and paid up for MASSIVE upgrades.  These have parts NOT found on other Fodera.  I paid for Throbak SLE LTD Pickups, BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD BOARD, RS Pots & Cap upgrades, Waverly Open Back Tuners.

The guitar weighs just 7-pounds and it has a SOLID body.  The pickup rings are rosewood as is the tailpiece.  I selected Large frets and a 1-11/16″ Width.  24.75″ Scale and a ’59 LP Neck Carve (.89″ – .95″) that is satin finish.  I selected DOT inlays for class and simplicity.

AUTHORIZED DEALER – FULL WARRANTY

PrimeGuitars is PROUD to announce we have been selected as a FODERA GUITARS Dealer!   I have a dear place in my heart for these folks.  Joey L is my cousin….when I was a boy I went to his wedding.  HUGE wedding…best I’ve ever been to.  I was talking to him about my love of baseball.  Told him my glove broke.  HE WENT TO HIS CAR AND GOT HIS & GAVE IT TO ME….I had it until I was like 35 and it finally fell apart.

So right now I have 4 guitars on order.  These will have BRAZILIAN BOARDS!  Throbak Pickups!   Waverly Open Back Tuners!   RS Pots & Caps!  We went ALL OUT to make this a TOP OF THE LINE instrument in every way from woods to build to craftsmanship to components.

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