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Prime Guitars is an Authorized Dealer for: Ronin, Grosh, LSL, Lipe, Forshage, McNaught, Soultool, Paoletti, Gurus, Three Monkeys,

FEATURED ITEMS

Ruokangas Unicorn – Features “Exceptional Arctic Birch Top”

The ULTIMATE Ruokangas Unicorn Classic. This piece is simple exceptional. It is tricked out with upgrades that take it to another level. Let’s start with the cool stuff:

  • “Exceptional Arctic Birch Top” – $3000 EURO UPGRADE
  • Ebony Pickguard $400 UPGRADE
  • Nitro Top / Satin Finish Back

Now the regular stuff:

  • Weight: 8lb-5oz
  • Solid Body (Not Chambered)
  • 12″ Radius
  • 24.75″ Scale
  • “C” Boatneck
  • Jumbo NICKEL SILVER frets (Many Unicorns have Stainless)
  • Ebony Board
  • Cert & Build Pictures
  • Unicorn Custom Pickups
  • 3 Way (no coil splitting)

Custom ordering this with import duties and shipping would be in the $11,000s. You can save thousands on a guitar most showrooms would sell as new.

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2016 Trainwreck Express – Genuine Trainwreck

2016 Trainwreck Express – Genuine Trainwreck

First off, let me start by addressing the question of “Is this an ACTUAL Wreck”. YES, this is a GENUINE Trainwreck Express built in 2016 by JM. For those who know, JM was Kenny’s close friend and spent years working with Kenny out of love for tone (and fun). JM never intended to take this role on; however, Kenny’s family entrusted JM with the honor & responsibility of carrying on Kenny’s legacy.

I custom ordered this in 2015 and received it in 2016. Not certain if you can order one anymore. JM is someone I’ve known for 15 years. I would hold him up as on of a handful of people who I trust when it comes to understanding tone. He has spent thousands of hours testing thousands of tubes in scores of amps.

In this amp, captured what I wanted. A Wreck that was thick tonally and touch sensitive with the ability to achieve classic rock to slightly more aggressive tones. Of course, the amp needed to clean up with a simple roll off of the volume. Lastly, the amp had to be responsive to tube swaps (like my real Wreck and others I’ve played). I can tell you JM didn’t nail it…he created ANOTHER in the short line of Trainwrecks Expresses.

I almost purchased 8 Wrecks from a single collector last summer…I love these amps. This was my personal amp. For some reason I just don’t play very much for pleasure anymore. I spend most of my time testing gear with my vintage Fender/Vox library to help customers understand what they’re getting.

This amp belongs in the hands of someone who understands what they are getting & appreciates that they are not spending $44k. Just please don’t request gut shots. I just don’t believe in that sort of thing with modern amps. If it were a vintage Marshall then sure but not a new issue amp.

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2016 Tyler Burning Water 2k

Here is a great opportunity to grab a fresh, barely played, nonsmoking James Tyler Burning Water 2K and save $1400 from new.  This one is a case queen and smells new.  The owner wanted something rare that I got in and had to move this to grab that.  This piece comes with everything it should…Original Hardshell Logo G&G Case, Book, Spec Sheet and Tag (yes the trem arm too…).

Specs are just what buyers look for.  Solid Mamywo Body.  1-5/8″ Width and compound 10″-14″ Radius.  Locking Hipshot Tuners.  Standard ’59 Neck Profile 845″ to .975″.  Heavy Frets.  JTS5500 Single Coils & a SUPER Bridge Pickup.

The weight?…7lb-7oz.   The guitar is SOLID construction (not chambered).  Oh, there is the Midboost too.

Overall you would be hard pressed to find a better deal on a guitar most showrooms would sell as new.

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Bludotone Mordecai 50/25w Combo

Bludotone Mordecai 50/25w Combo

Bludotone Mordecai Combo in Excellent Nonsmoking Condition.  Amazing sounding amp that captures the touch sensitivity & dynamics of that players crave.   This combo has a 1/2 Power Switch.  It features 4-6V6s but can run 2-6L6s safely & easily.   Avoid the wait.

This am features STANDARD Voicing.  According to Brandon Montgomery (the designer & builder…great guy too) this is a cross between a Blackface Fender & a Dumble Steel String Singer.

No issues and no repairs.  The amp does not come with a footswitch

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2016 Scott Lentz RESERVE

I’ll go out on a limb here and say that Lentz Guitars are the standard by which boutique F-style instruments are judged. I’m not saying they are the best…but many would argue that…I AM saying that they are widely regarded as Fantastic and a cut above the names you hear. That reputation is one that has lasted since the beginning of this boutique guitar revolution.

Not satisfied to keep doing ‘fantastic’, Mr L set out to create a guitar that would wow even the most critical skeptic…the Lentz Reserve class is such an instrument.

Hand selected Cabinet Aged Ash body with a HIGHLY flamed “Soft V” snaped Maple Neck measuring .88″ at the 1st fret. Lentz Alnico 5 pickups measuring in the high-5ks. Nitro Finish (of course), and hand created. The result is a definite step up on a guitar I myself didn’t think could be bettered. Aesthetics alone warrant the price, but somehow it actually sounds larger and more robust overall. Just that extra X% that the crazed amongst us spend all their time trying to get at….this has it.

See the PICTURES for a SPEC/CONDITION sheet with all the info you desire such as weight and measurements.

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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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2008 Gustavsson Bluesmaster Custom ’59

2008 Gustavsson Bluesmaster Custom ’59 from the “Wolfetone Era”.  Weighing just 7lb-13oz this instrument has one of the nicest midranges I’ve heard in a JG.  Nice full bottom end.  Loves the Ubershall & the Vintage Fender/Marshalls.   Such a beautiful tasteful top that I photographed it with and without the guard. YES IT COMES WITH THE GUARD.

This JG has the upgraded form fit logo G&G case.  Comes with the Certificate & has just a couple of very tiny surface flaws that keep it from being mint.   I’ve sold dozens of these.  They all sound different.  Let me help you find the right one for you.  See the Spec/Condition Sheet in the pictures with all the details I can muster up.

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Ronin Mirari – Aged Inca Silver – Brand New

2016 Ronin Mirari in Aged Inca Silver!   I usually leave the artistic aspects to John & Izzy and they never disappoint!  This 7.b-6oz guitar features a SOGR (Aged Redwood) body and Mahogany Neck.  1-11/16″ Nut Width, 9.5″ Radius and a 25.5″ Scale make it familiar to nearly every style of player.   The hand carved/shaped “C” Neck is .88-.93 and fits perfectly in your hand.  The smooth Stew Mac 154 (Wide/High) frets are virtually effortless to play and bend across.

This guitar is Brand New.  What’s nice is that my store is Internet Only….my instruments don’t hang on store walls for all to try and ding.  I, of course, try each one….ahhh…just to you know make sure it’s not a fake..(ok I need to at least get to try them don’t I).

I have several in stock so don’t hesitate to contact me 24/7/365 with questions.  I’m also happy to spec one out to your liking and custom order for you.  John/Izzy & I work together so you can be assured of the same story/price and turnaround times.

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Gurus SINUSOID – Tube REVERB & VIBRATO

PRIMEGUITARS HAS THE FIRST 10 COMING TO THE United STATES!  PRE-ORDER & RESERVE YOURS BEFORE THEY SELL OUT!

Gurus Amps produces great amps and pedals, We also love the craft of recreating and re-engineering some of the most gloryified gear of the past. After we explored the British territory with the award winning 1959Doubledecker, we chose to explore the American side of Tone. We drew inspiration from the legendary American amps of early 60’, the 1963 Vibroverb, where vibrato and reverb became a necessary tone additive. It was a very difficult challenge for both the Reverb and Vibrato because we could not use the same technology in a pedal due to the low tension. We needed to find a totally new way to make a optic tremolo that achieved the same feeling of the real one.and make a Sinusoidal waveform that works the best with your guitar and overall tone.

For the reverb technology, we involved Accutronics™. that makes the small real springs tanks to fits into our pedal chassis. All of the hard work paid off allowing Gurus to produce the SINUSOID, the first 100% analog, tube driven Reverb – Vibrato pedal on the market.
SINUSOID FEATURES:
– Two independent effects recallable by Footswitches individually or combined.
– REVERB: a real tube driven analog Reverb circuit equipped with an ACCUTRONICS™ Double springs tank. Fine tuning of the frequencies let us achieve the feeling of those famous vintage 60’s spring reverb tanks.
– VIBRO: a real tube driven Optical tremolo circuit, uses a Sinusoidal Wave coupled with our own Gurus proprietary technology using LDR to perfectly match the character of Vintage Vibrato channels, making it stand out from all the other digital or analog tremolo effect units on the market today.
– Remote outs for connections with analog switchers. This lets you remotely use the pedal and operate it outside of your pedalboard where this might cause undesired mechanical noises. NOTE: Remote switcher must have Clean Contacts, without common ground wiring.

POWERING SINUSOID:
Sinusoid drains around 230mA on 9VDC and 300mA on 12VDC, HOWEVER, having an internal power output section (1,2W amp) that drives the reverb tank the draining depends by input signal, so it may need up to 400mA on 12VDC.
So, be sure to use a standard Negative TIP Power Supply with enough current for optimum performance.

FREQUENCY RESPONSE:
Here you can see the incredible frequency response of Sinusoid, a full range 20-20Khz that makes it suitable for all applications and any instrument.

REVERB:
When designing the Reverb side of Sinusoid, we collaborated with Accutronics™, coupled with our driving circuit, GURUS was able to perfectly reproduce, the same tone, feel, and response of theVintage Spring Reverb Tanks.

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Mark Kane 100w “RF” ODS – Brand New : WORLD’S ONLY AUTHORIZED DEALER

Mark Kane 100w “RF” ODS – Brand New : WORLD’S ONLY AUTHORIZED DEALER

Mark Kane is uniquely situated as a guru in BOTH the D & T style amps.  Mark has spent countless years studying, building, listening and refining his work to the point where he is known around the world.  Each amp is custom created and voiced specifically to achieve the desired tone.  I’ve been lucky enough to represent Mark (and luckier to be a personal friend).  I’ve ordered dozens of custom amps for customers; each has been thrilled with the result.

Here I have a BRAND NEW 100w ODS “Robben Ford” voicing head with accompanying ‘Dumbleator’.  The cover is grey seude which is typically an upcharge.  I ordered this because I believe it’s nice to help folks achieve immediate gratification (LOL).   This amp captures all the touch responsiveness, chime, bloom and sustain you seek in a D-style amp.  Having owned 2 Dumbles myself I can say this amp captures what D’s are…at 1/25th the price.

Questions?…please ask.  Custom orders welcome with a faithful 8-10 week build.

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