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Carson Hess Tele

2 BRAND NEW MARK KANE AMPS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Knaggs PRE-PRODUCTION Serial #1 Chena ! Collector Mint!

Pre-Production KNAGGS Serial #1 Chena!  This is as collectible as it gets.  When Knaggs Guitars was getting off the ground they went to a few good PRS customers and offered their Serial #1 quietly.  The monies were used to fund the startup of the company.

THIS is probably the HOTTEST of the bunch.  MINT Collector Owned since day one.  Original purchase price in 2010 was $10k firm (no discounts) and it has been stored in a smoke free environment since.  This has not been around the block.  Think of what a PRS Serial #1 is worth.  You can get this for less than the price of a stamped out PRS Private Stock.    You can see the Specs in the Certificate of Authenticity.

Yes it comes with the hardshell case. No mods.  Conspiracy theorists look elsewhere.

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Knaggs PRE-PRODUCTION Choptank SERIAL #1

Pre-Production KNAGGS Serial #1 Choptank!  This is as collectible as it gets.  When Knaggs Guitars was getting off the ground they went to a few good PRS customers and offered their Serial #1 quietly.  The monies were used to fund the startup of the company.

NECK is 1-piece of African BLACKWOOD!  You simply can’t find a guitar with these specs today.  And think about what went into the build and care of each specimen.

THIS is probably the HOTTEST of the bunch.  MINT Collector Owned since day one.  Original purchase price in 2010 was $10k firm (no discounts) and it has been stored in a smoke free environment since.  This has not been around the block.  Think of what a PRS Serial #1 is worth.  You can get this for less than the price of a stamped out PRS Private Stock.    You can see the Specs in the Certificate of Authenticity.

Yes it comes with the hardshell case. No mods.  Conspiracy theorists look elsewhere.

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Gil Yaron 2013 Singlecut : WOW Balance of tonal frequencies!

Oh and the love of LP Style Guitars….so often the photograph oh so well only to be tonal compromises in your hand.  Like the childhood fable….some are too bassy….some are too thin…almost impossible to find one that’s JUUUUSSSTTTTT RIGHT…especially before it evaporates.   THIS YARON is just such a bowl of porridge.   Beautiful warmth from the woods and master build level.   Abundant and present Midrange that works incredibly well with every variety of amp (and modeler) without overpowering those frequencies.   A bottom end that somehow has both snap and fullness without being tubby.  High end that blooms and remains full without making you cringe.

EVERY Yaron sounds VERY different.  I scour the world looking for cool guitars with the sole purpose of matching you to the one of your dreams.  Notice how we describe the tone of our guitars FIRST.  We don’t ask you what you want in a guitar then toss out variations of what you want to hear.  We also never go with the old ‘it sounds like a buuuuuurrrrrssssttttttttt mannnnnnnnn”.

Check out the specs and condition sheet for all the details.  We welcome thoughful trade offers and move a lot of guitars because we are easy to work with…..dummies?…no…we probably won’t fall for the 12U pickoff moves….but we will entertain fair trades and offer values typically in excess of what other dealers will.

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1994 MATCHLESS SC-30

1994 MATCHLESS SC-30

Early Matchless SC-30s are a benchmark of the Boutique Gear WORLD. They are the Lentz Strat/Tele or Murphy LP of amps.  Standards against which all else are judged.  Back when the company first went out of business I accumulated walls and walls of every variety of Matchless I could find.   I can safely say I’ve owned as many as most people have ever seen.   The SC-30 is the variety that stands out among all the models.

They have a certain girth that Vox and Bruno and the new entrants just can’t capture.  These things just freaking deliver.  I have had this in my collection because it’s just the amp I SHOULD be playing….so often we gravitate toward the amp/guitar we are guilted into playing because of peer pressure.  THIS is the amp that sounds best.  Period.

So pony up and get a clean smoke free version that was in a studio where it made music.  The studio is renowned for selecting amazing gear…this is no exception.

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LOVE CABLE : LTD CUSTOM – Brand New!  Only US Auth Dlr

LOVE CABLE : LTD CUSTOM – Brand New! Only US Auth Dlr

PrimeGuitars is PROUD to be the EXCLUSIVE NORTH AMERICAN Dealer for LOVE Cables LTD CUSTOM line!   These hand made guitar cables are created 1-at-a-time by a Master Sound Engineer with decades of experience at Lipinski Sound (their monitors are amongst the best in the world).   I am a cable JUNKIE……have and have tried everything up to the $1000 Analysis purple….I can tell you THESE are what I use.  Why?   They are transparent and musical without being boomy (some cables have TOO MUCH low end).  They are not thin and weak sounding.  VERY transparent yet musical.

Think about it, you spend tens of thousands on your gear…then you get some crap cable OR spend like $40 on a ‘great’ one.  Think of this…in an audio system or recording studio the cabling is expensive and for a reason.

Read the review below from an actual audio listener who purchased a pair of custom LOVE LTD Cables for his home audio system….(we can custom order you these too if you email us).  The buyer heard them at an audio conference and was so blown away he ditched his higher priced cables.

REVIEW OF THE LOVE LTD Audio Cables:
  • Cable is not a ‘fussy’ cable, and has good engineering, marketing
  • Overall excellent noise rejection (I have a system with a component that has poor EMI/ RFI tolerance and with a propensity for microphonic noise this product did not bring out the issue)
  • Cable is very flexible and not fragile or petite, no special treatment no issues.  Drop dead silent backgrounds- almost spooky quiet
  • The background noise of a recording (tape hiss, radio white noise, recorded HVAC noise, venue background noise) was almost inaudible even when I knew it was there. This feature resulted in a relaxed non-edgy presentation. my metal dome tweeters which can cut class with a bad recording.
  • Transients- the first of the cables defining characteristics was its outstanding transient speed and inner detail, macro and micro transient information was superb. The inner detail was always organic not etched. This is an unusual quality, as I really got to appreciate what a lot of artists I have been listening to for decades had done from an inner detail perspective. This was evident on identifying the difference between high quality recordings with good recording techniques to the vast ocean of lesser recordings. This cable allowed the identification of the musicians techniques (fingering of guitar strings, plucking of violin, pedal use on piano, skin sound of drums, which type of stick is the drummer using, which brand of cymbal, baby/ grand/ standup piano), absolutely a musicians cable yet not analytical in nature
  • Spatial reproduction- the second defining characteristic of the cable was its lack of ability to develop a 3D image. The width and depth of the recordings stage were always the same and this did not vary with the recording used or where the Love Cable was used in the system. This prevented the illusion of a musician in the room or on a stage with me at the venue. This annoyed the heck out of me as I always was aware I was listening to a Hi-Fi as the cables caused a deviation from the recorded material. The “focal point” or “sweet spot” in my listening room was very small with Love Cable so there was only one ‘best’ seating position rather than the entire couch.
  • Overall a pretty balanced tone, BUT let there be no mistake there was a slight deviation from neutrality… the BASS was the star of the show (I found myself purposely favoring bass/ drum or percussion heavy music). The bass was epic, concussive, ALWAYS UNDER COMPLETE CONTROL, detailed, accurate, and addictive.  I, and my neighbors, got to explore a lot of loud music from my collection. It was like a drug, easily the most accurate bass/ percussion I have heard in my system. The rest of the mid and HF were very good as well but the lower octaves were the favorite child in this family.
  • The cable is not completely neutral it always had a slight identifiable ‘flavor’ (identified in 4a, c, d). My analogy to its deviation from neutrality is ‘James Bond’. All kinds of things happened to Daniel Craig or Roger Moore in those movies but they always looked clean and pressed in their suit before and after car accidents, bombings, fires, and fights. And that was kind of what Love Cables did they told the story but always with a happier ending then there should have been.
  • I liked this cable a lot and tried it between every component and am now using it in my stereos tonal problematic point (between the CD player and the Preamp). If it wasn’t for items 4a and 4c above it would have been between the preamp and power amp but that position requires complete neutrality.
  • Overall the timbre was very good to exceptional.  I will not use the term ‘musical’ as that is typically a euphemism for a pleasing tonal deviation from neutrality, they were tonally accurate to the recording but maybe a little ‘dry’ (but not clinical) missing some hall reverberation.
  • Good value for the money, need to spend ~ $2000 for a more neutral cable (Kimber, Tara, Wireworld Platinum)
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Mark Kane 6L6 “HRM” Bluesmaster Dumble Style – BRAND NEW! Auth Dealer

Mark Kane 6L6 “HRM” Bluesmaster Dumble Style – BRAND NEW! Auth Dealer

BRAND NEW!   Only Authorized Dealer!  IN STOCK!   Warranty!  Comes with 2 free revoicings (buyer pays shipping to Mark both ways) if you are not thrilled with the tone!

This is a rare production amp by Mark Kane.    Mark typically only produces custom amps.  He recently made this for our shop so that we could accommodate instant gratification.

The amp itself is a Dumble Style that Mark is universally famous for.  It features 100w of 6L6 Power (1/2 power available of course).  It features the “HRM” tone stack which has the ability to dial in a bit more gain than the standard D tone stack (HIGHLY desirable).

Think Robben tone then note it has a touch more on tap.  Mark refers to this as his “Bluesmaster” style.  It comes COMPLETE with the HEAD, CAP (with Warehouse Speaker specially selected for this head), DUMBLEATOR and FOOTSWITCH.  YES the power cable too (you supply cables to/from the buffered effects loop).  The Dumbleator is Mark’s latest style with a Bright Switch.

Get this at the factory direct price adjusted for selling fees.  SORRY WE DO NOT DISCOUNT MARK KANE AMPS so please don’t ask.

Not convinced yet?….go to You Tube and search up some clips.  You can see buyers the world around select the Mark Kane for their D-style amps.  Mark is a renowned expert.  He doesn’t just take online schematics and copy them. Mark has spent his life studying, perfecting and re-perfecting his craft.  We have sold dozens and dozens….and they rarely come up for resale…that speaks volumes.

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1956 Gibson LP Special :  Fresh GORD MILLER Refin

1956 Gibson LP Special : Fresh GORD MILLER Refin

If you are like me you look for value in the marketplace.  For my money, player grade vintage is a great investment as long as you KNOW what you are getting AND the piece is priced for the known flaws.  THIS is such a piece.  Consider the following:

1956 Gibson Les Paul Special.  Here are the details:

  • NO HEADSTOCK BREAK or REPAIRS!
  • 2017 Refin in Aged TV Yellow Nitro (old previous refin was cherry and in some areas you can see it has come through.
  • Refin done by GORD MILLER who is highly regarded in vintage Gibson restoration.
  • Refret by Mark Kane (North Carolina)
  • ORIGINAL PICKUPS
  • Hardware & Plastic are Montreux (replaced during refin)
  • 6lb-14oz
  • Reissue Tuners
  • Recent LP Style Pink Lined Hard Case
  • Only ‘unexplained’ area is shown near neck pocket. Seems like something is up under the finish in one rectangular shaped spot.

Simple..  You get the old wood and old pickups.  Nitro finish and fresh playable frets.  Save thousands and enjoy the piece.  We acquired this from the owner who had the work done.  This hasn’t floated around.

Sold “AS IS” so ask your questions now.  If you are going to nitpick every aspect of this then offer me $12 and want overnight shipping then perhaps you like not being responded to…LOL.

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2006 Gustavsson Bluesmaster Custom ’59

Cream of the crop alert.  Gustavsson Bluesmasters have stood the test of time.  Rarely offered for sale.  Early examples such as this are THE ones most sought after.  This is a 2006…just a few dozen into the production of Bluesmasters.  As a point of reference, asking price on 2003s are almost 30% higher than this one.

This JG weights just 8lb-4oz.  1-piece Mahogany Back.  .895″ – .998″  “C” Profile Neck.  BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD Board.  AMERITAGE CASE (likely upgraded).  From a smoke free environment.  Excellent Condition.

SEE ALL THE SPECS & CONDITION IN THE 3rd PICTURE

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