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Gil Yaron STRAT – Just 7 pounds! Near Mint Condition

Impossibly rare Gil Yaron STRAT.  I was told this was a 2018 but one can never be 100% certain so no promises.  It can’t be very old because it smells new and has barely any wear on it.  JUST 7lbs…even….that means no ounces.  (don’t you love people who say ‘ahhh..can you ccheck the weiightttttt”…..do you think I can’t weigh a guitar?).

Hand carved 1-Piece ASH Body..and it is finished with a thin thin nitro vintage 2-tone sunburst that just looks alive.  The Neck is a wonderful piece of Flame Maple. This instrument just vibrates in your hand.  I put on a set of 10s and you can almost think they are 9s.  The neck is awesome with a 9.5 Radius and a 1.66″ Nut (I measured it…see…exact measurements…imagine that…watch now some hayseed will ask me if my calipers have been calibrated..and by who).

SEE ALL THE SPECS & CONDITION IN THE 4th PICTURE

I am super lucky that my store carries all the hardest to find brands of boutique guitars.  I FIND them…it takes time and relationships (always buying if you catch my drift).  My service is to help you make sure you select the right guitar for you.  No two of the same brand sound alike…now layer in all the brands.

Right now I have in Yaron, Echopark, Detemple, D’Pergo, Tyler, Callaham, Underwood & Nacho. I can play these through a variety of modern and vintage amps to attempt to replicate your personal playing situation. From there we can have a conversation to find the RIGHT guitar for you.

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Callaham Strat – TransBlonde and WOW Tone

Impossibly rare Callaham Strat in Excellent Nonsmoking Condition with Original Hardshell Case.  I’ve owned dozens of Callahams….this particular one has that 1963 Strat tone NAILED.  It just has chime like an old school music box.  This one sustains and sounds so good it almost stayed in my collection (and I have one strat).

The neck on this Callaham is a hand shaped, flame 1-piece maple neck with a Soft-V-to-C Profile measuring .87″ – .97″.  The Body is a beautiful 1-piece ash with a thin nitro finish.  The neck has a 9.5 radius and 1.65″ Nut Width.   SUPER comfy satin finish on the neck and you have to LOVE the build quality of a Callaham.  They are as close to a D’Pergo as I have found.

I owned the other trans-white Callaham on the market and this sounds much more alive than the other one.

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James Tyler Studio Elite HD – Black Schmear w BLUE

I’ve always been a sucker for James Tyler Guitars.  I mean…cmon this guy has serious guts.  The innovative headstock shape.  The satin finish on his necks (BOY they feel great).  The slight edge scalloping on the board (best of any builder).  The UBER creative SCHMEAR FINISHES.  The midboost.  Using exotic woods like Mamywo.   These instruments have stood the test of time.  They can play nicely with Vintage Amps, Modern Amps or Modeling Amps.  You really need just ONE guitar to cover almost any turf you need to invade.

SEE 3rd PICTURE FOR COMPLETE SPEC & CONDITION SHEET

This piece is from a nonsmoking environment and of course comes with the Original Hard Case & Cert…YES it has the trem bar…I mean you see the guitar of your dreams then POOF no bar…whatcha do?…do you really pass on it?…anyway you won’t have that dilemma with this piece because it HAS the trem bar….and NO I won’t send you a picture…I mean I think my competition sends guys to me to ask for any picture or spec that I don’t have….post pictures in the light…need NATURAL DAYLIGHT….oh are you playing f’ng Wembley?…anway you get the drift….don’t be that guy……believe in the process…the sheet has the info…ahhhhhhhhhh…relax..these are toys…..

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2018 Nacho Banos STRATOCASTER

2018 Nacho Banos Mid-50s Strat in Mint “-” Condition with Original Hardshell Case & Paperwork/CD.  These are the top of the food chain of modern production aged F-style guitars.  The Teles are rare….strats….almost impossible to find.   This one is just a few months old from a nonsmoking environment.

SEE THE SPECS/CONDITION SHEET IN THE 3rd PICTURE

I own a Nacho for my collection and I can own ANYTHING.  They just capture that vintage feel and tone like nothing I’ve experienced (and I carry every top modern brand and have had pristine examples of vintage).

This Strat features an ASH body with a 1-piece Maple Neck.  The neck is fretted with Med/Heavy frets (his 95/47).    The width is 1.65″ and the radius is 9.5″.  The Neck is a Medium-V measuring .87″-.995″.   You will LOVE how broken in this piece feels without seeming cheesy or over-done.

COUPLE OF NOTES:  1. The backplate and screws are in the case.  2. YES the trem bar is in the case.  3.  NO this does not include the hardcover book

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2015 Ronin Mirari – OUT OF PRODUCTION (Unobtainable)

Ahhh Ronin Guitars….what can I say that I haven’t already said.  They TRULY are ADDITIVE to any collection.  The proprietary foil pickups are so unlke anything you’ve heard.  Very open and convey SO much sonic information in a musical way.  They play extremely well with gainy amps too which is something one might not assume…so now you can assume…ok..

This one is a clean, nonsmoking specimen weighing just 7lb-03oz.  Of course it comes with its original hardshell case and Cert.  It has CTS Pots and NOS Paper In Oil Caps.  The Neck is a wonderful C shaped .905″ – .935″.   The nut width is 1-11/16″.  OH in case you’re wondering what those little buttons are near the control knobs….they allow COIL SPLITTING.  Imagine all the combinations of tones when you run in that middle position and add part neck with full bridge …you get the picture.  The result is a Swiss Army Knife of tones that will turn any mix into a fresh cut….wow what a pun.

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Ronins are not currently made so the only way to obtain one is from a dealer.  I was Ronin’s only stocking dealer and sold over 40 of these guitars.  They are amazing instruments that should become collectible in short order.

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2017 James Tyler Studio Elite HD – Burning Water

I go out of my way to acquire James Tyler Guitars….they should make me a dealer because I’ve sold a zillion of them but I don’t have a storefront so alas I am but a jobber in their eyes.  The COOL fact about Tylers is they sound probably as good as any guitar I’ve tried when played through modeling technology such as an Axe-fx.  Lots of guitars sound wonderful through amps then lousy through a Kemper or Fractal….NOT James Tylers.   This one has a perfect airiness to the single coils while that hum has some girth and snarl.

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This one has a solid Mamywo Body and the guitar weighs in a just 7lb-1 ounce.  The Neck is 1-piece Quartersawn Maple satin finish with a Standard ’59 (.845″ – .975″) profile.  Compound Radius, Heavy Frets and a 1-5/8″ Nut.  The PIckups are JTS 5500 Singles and a SUPER in the bridge.  I happen to love the G2TS Trem because it’s comfortable and has super fine adjustments while staying in tune.  How do they do that?

Of course this comes with the Cert & LOGO hardshell original case (AND YES THE F’n TREM BAR)

Sorry I won’t take pictures outside in the natural daylight…unless you can prove to me you’re playing the next US Festival and need to mix well with the spring air.

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2018 James Tyler Studio Elite HD

2018 James Tyler Studio Elite HD in SUPER COOL Barn Finish.  This nonsmoking guitar comes with its original hardshell case and Cert.  It is a Swamp Ash body with a Quartersawn Maple Neck.  This particular Tyler is FAT sounding like THICK…and let’s face it all Tylers sound great but they’re all different.

Standard ’59 Neck C-profile measuring .845″ – .975″.  The nut is 1-5/8″ and the frets are the typical Tyler Large frets.  You can see all the specs and a detailed condition sheet in the PICTURES.  

I think the untold story of Tylers is that they are probably the BEST sounding guitars through modeling amps like a Kemper or Fractal.   They just come alive…I played this one through my Axe3 and it was magic.

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2017 Dantzig Tulsa – KORINA & Flame Maple! Brazilian RW Board

KORINA! ! ! ! !  Oh my..what we have here is a 1-off KORINA Neck & Body (Flame Maple Carved Top) Masterpiece Hand Created by a Master Luthier.  Excellent “+” Condition including Original Hardshell Case.  Nonsmoking and Unmolested with the exception of 1 changed knob.  Almost impossible to find any flaws on this one.  SEE PICTURES FOR COMPLETE SPEC & CONDITION SHEET.

Oh did you see….BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD BOARD.  Wonderful neck carve of .905″ – .975″.  Hand Rubbed Violin thin finish.  The whole guitar weighs just 8lbs.   Mr Dantzig used NOS 2007 Lollar Imperial Piickups stock in this piece.  These were from when Jason Lollar was a little known shop and his pickups from that era really ARE better.

This has snap and growl that you wish you could get from your Tele.  Think of a Super Tele with Gibson Playability (it doesn’t fight you).

Can’t say enough about this.  Save serious dough vs. new on a guitar many would sell as new.

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Collings CL Deluxe

Beautiful unmolested 2013 Collings CL Deluxe complete with Ameritage Hardshell Case & Unsigned Warranty Card.  This has seen extremely light play and has lived in a nonsmoking environment.  YOU CAN SEE THE COMPLETE SPECS & CONDITION IN THE PICTURES.

This baby features a 1-Piece Honduran Mahogany Body & a PREMIUM Flame Maple Top (finished in Iced Tea).  Medium Frets (standard on this model) and a 24-7/8″ Scale with a 1-11/16″ Width.   The Medium-Fat C measures .86″ – 1.01″ and the fretboard is MADAGASCAR ROSEWOOD.

The weight of this beauty is just 8lb-5oz. The pickups are LOLLAR as one would expect.  Buy with confidence.  I am a store in my 11th year and sell nothing but high end CLEAN boutique gear.

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2018 SIGGI BRAUN Icarus – As New

If you like craftsmanship and you want a guitar that is a STEAL then try a Siggi Braun.  I’ve had several and they vibrate in your hands like almost nothing I’ve experienced.   Structural efficiency is evident in this instrument.  The strings are alive and the guitar naturally pushes your amp by translating energy through the chain.

This is priced to move but it is worth several times its asking price.  Consider the 5-Piece Neck of Maple & Walnut.  RThe Medium Heavy Stainless Frets.  Custom Pickups “Siggis Favorite XL” set.  Korina Body with a satin Dracary Burst that is the best color/finish I’ve seen in years.

The whole instrument weighs in at just 7lb-01oz and of course comes with it’s original hardshell case.  This piece was Brand New and acquired from an Authorized Dealer. I am selling it as Mint because I’m not an Authorized Dealer but know that our store instruments are kept in a humidity controlled vault.  We are an internet only dealer so our instruments are not played by every Saturday afternoon drop in looking to ‘check out’ some gear.

SEE THE PICTURES FOR A SPEC & CONDITION SHEET WITH ALL THE DETAILS ON THIS FINE INSTRUMENT

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2018 Germino Classic 45

2018 Germino Classic 45

Germino Classic 45 from 06/2018 in Excellent Nonsmoking Condition.  Low hours and from a nonsmoking environment.   YES it comes with the power cable (LOL…I mean would you seriously not buy it if it didn’t).

Fantastic old world tone in an affordable format with modern reliability.  Save a bundle on an amp that is a few months old with no mods and no repairs.

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