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Echopark LA CARNE Case Study – BRAND NEW! Braz RW TOP & Board!

Echopark La Arroya Case Study – whopping BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD TOP (Old Growth Bookmatched).  This instrument is the pinnacle of Gabriels’ skills.  The combination of woods and pickups and construction yield an guitar with the PERFECT blend of snappy highs, midrange presence and warm tight lows.  This is simply stated a DESERT ISLAND GUITAR.  See why celebs play these guitars.  There are a lot of internet forum fave guitars…but ask yourself why doesn’t anyone actually use them?….well, because the celebs are choosing Echopark. 

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Consider these specs:

  • Just 7lb-1 oz
  • Reclaimed Victorian Era MAHOGANY Neck
  • Old Stock BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD fretboard
  • Old Stock MAHOGANY Body
  • Old Growth Bookmatched BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD TOP
  • ABALONE Purfling with IVROID BINDING
  • Bovine Bone Nut
  • Celluloid Tortoise Nitrate Guard
  • Paper in Oil Caps .033 NOS
  • Medium C ’59 Profile Neck (.88″ – 1.04″)
  • Arcane custom wound pickups
  • Jescar 9055 Frets
  • 1-11/16″ Nut
  • Brand New with WARRANTY, Cert & Original Hardshell Case
  • 24.75″ Scale
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Echopark LA ARROYO Case Study w/ BRAZ TOP – Brand New

Echopark La Arroya Case Study – whopping BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD TOP (Old Growth Bookmatched).  See why celebs play these guitars.  There are a lot of internet forum fave guitars…but ask yourself why doesn’t anyone actually use them?….well, because the celebs are choosing Echopark.

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Consider these specs:

  • Just 8lb-9 oz
  • Old Growth LONG TENON Korina NECK
  • Old Stock ZIRCOTE fretboard
  • 1-Piece Old Stock MAHOGANY Body
  • Old Growth Bookmatched BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD TOP
  • Gold Dot MOP Markers
  • Bovine Bone Nut
  • Celluloid Tortoise Nitrate Guard
  • Medium C ’59 Profile Neck (.89″ – 1.04″)
  • Arcane custom wound pickups
  • Jescar 9055 Frets
  • 1-11/16″ Nut
  • Brand New with WARRANTY, Cert & Original Hardshell Case
  • 24.75″ Scale
  • Herringbone Purfling
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2018 Nacho Banos 1950s Bigsby Blackguard

Oh I have to tell you THIS is a fun fun fun guitar that makes me want to take up new genres of music.  MAN I NEVER had a bigsby tele and I am SOLD on this.  First off they still retain all the tele snap you want PLUS you get this extremely stable trem that makes you want to trem out your tele licks.  I mean it really makes you want to experiment.  Just a WOW piece that I’ll be sad to move along.

This one has a wonderful nice Soft V neck with a profile of .89″ – 1.01″.   The pickups are Nachos own and NO I can not tell the difference from the Ron Ellis…and my personal Nacho doesn’t even have Ron’s pickups so there.  This nonsmoking piece is complete with the original hardshell case and cert/cd.

So happy to have this in my stable. It will certainly sell quickly.

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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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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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Mark Kane 100w ODS Robben Ford Circuit w Buffered Effects Box – BRAND NEW w WARRANTY

Mark Kane 100w ODS Robben Ford Circuit w Buffered Effects Box – BRAND NEW w WARRANTY

IN STOCK!  Authorized Dealer!  Brand New w Warranty & Includes TWO free Revoicings (buyer pays shipping both ways) as part of Warranty.  I am North America’s ONLY Authorized MARK KANE DEALER.

100w 6L6 Mark Kane D-Style Head INCLUDING “Dumbleator” (buffered effects loop).  AVOID THE WAIT.   This was just completed for me by Mark and it is wired to the most popular RF Robben Ford circuit.

If you know D-style amps you know that Mark Kane is considered THE expert.  He doesn’t build amps from schematics found on the net. Mark has been inside these amps for a lifetime and understands what makes the D sound so special.

Remember, creating an amp is like making a masterpiece painting.  There is no paint-by-numbers solution.  Components must be specially selected….one at a time.  It is a painstaking process.  Mark has proven time and time again to be the amp of choice for those in the know.  Typically they are only available by custom order.  I ordered these for my inventory.

I HAVE TWO IN STOCK.

PRICE IS FIRM TO RESPECT MARK’S PRICING – PLEASE NO OFFERS

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COMING SOON – CLICK TO SEE ALL

Sakashta Smoky Signal JCM Circuit – ROBBEN FORD’S 

Yaron STRAT

 

 

 

 

 

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Gil Yaron – Singlecut “Gilyaron” faded Cherry

My lucky day is pretty much anytime the UPS or Fed Ex guy arrives (which is almost daily).  But TODAY it was an extra giddy up day!   Got this ‘Gilyaron’ logo Gil Yaron and it’s in Near Mint Condition with original hard form fit case (of course).   Can I just tell you these are the top of the LP Food Chain if you are looking for that traditional look/feel/tone.  There REALLY is a difference.  I’ve had the Gibsons…Gibsons modded with every pickup available….but the Yarons are something special.  Ask yourself why they are almost never for resale?….and now he isn’t making them because…well let’s just say he was asked once nicely to stop.

This one weighs in at just 8lb-4oz.  Light Factory aging.  Brazilian Board.  C-Neck Profile of .895″-.968″.  No fretwear. No mods & no repairs.  Smells new.

The finish on this is so thin it feels like you’re touching the wood.  Not that Gibson plasticized feel…..even when Gibson tries to finish a guitar like the old ones…well they just don’t.

Now like all handmade instruments, this one sounds different from every other one.  They can vary quite a lot.  SO, contact me…let me know the main amp you’re going to use and type of music.  Let me help you understand what the tone of this guitar will sound like in a similar format.  I’ve been doing this sort of consulative sale for 10 years.  It is a different experience.  Don’t kid yourself by saying ‘I’m sure they are all nice”…….yeah they are…but this is a very expensive instrument….why not work with someone who places instruments consultatively.

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Gil Yaron “Gilyaron” Singlecut

My lucky day is pretty much anytime the UPS or Fed Ex guy arrives (which is almost daily).  But TODAY it was an extra giddy up day!   Got this ‘Gilyaron’ logo Gil Yaron and it’s in Near Mint Condition with original hard form fit case (of course).   Can I just tell you these are the top of the LP Food Chain if you are looking for that traditional look/feel/tone.  There REALLY is a difference.  I’ve had the Gibsons…Gibsons modded with every pickup available….but the Yarons are something special.  Ask yourself why they are almost never for resale?….and now he isn’t making them because…well let’s just say he was asked once nicely to stop.

This one weighs in at just 8lb-1oz.  Light Factory aging.  Brazilian Board.  C-Neck Profile of .89″-.1.01″.  No fretwear. No mods & no repairs.  Smells new.

The finish on this is so thin it feels like you’re touching the wood.  Not that Gibson plasticized feel…..even when Gibson tries to finish a guitar like the old ones…well they just don’t.

Now like all handmade instruments, this one sounds different from every other one.  They can vary quite a lot.  SO, contact me…let me know the main amp you’re going to use and type of music.  Let me help you understand what the tone of this guitar will sound like in a similar format.  I’ve been doing this sort of consulative sale for 10 years.  It is a different experience.  Don’t kid yourself by saying ‘I’m sure they are all nice”…….yeah they are…but this is a very expensive instrument….why not work with someone who places instruments consultatively.

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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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JET Earlewood w Purple Abalone Eclipse Inlay

Hand created JET Earlewood made 1-at-a-time by a luthier.  These are not simply instruments but rather (nice SAT grammar there huh) they are playable works of art.  For example, while many skimp on bindings, Jet uses actual wood. The Purple Abalone inlay is not only a super expensive upcharge but also painstaking to create.  Upgrades like wood bindings and abalone add almost as much time to a build process as the rest of the guitar takes.

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This masterpiece features a 1-piece Mahogany Body and Bookmatched Quilt Maple Top.  The neck is a hugely time consuming and toneful 3-Piece Mahogany construction.  The entire set neck, carved top package weighs in at just 7lbs-1 ounce.  The neck is a perfect .84″ – .884″ “D” Profile.  Of course it comes with the original hardshell form fit JET logo case.

This instrument is clean and from a smoke free environment.  Check our feedback because you will see I specialize in instruments such as this.  We sell clean high grade boutique guitars with low mileage.  Our prices make luxury affordable vs. getting it new and taking a huge hit financially if you don’t bond with a piece.

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JET Earlewood – EARLY Serial # 012

Here is a VERY early JET (Serial Number 012) hand created JET Earlewood made 1-at-a-time by a luthier.  Super collectible because Jet Guitars have cultivated a lasting following spurred on by these early guitars.  Think about how cool it would be to have serial #12 PRS…these early works were labors of love by a luthier who did not even know his work would be accepted by the marketplace.  Here wer are a couple hundred production guitars into the future and the design remains largely untouched….again making the early examples that much more coveted.

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This masterpiece features a 1-piece Mahogany Body and Bookmatched Quilt Maple Top.  The neck is a hugely time consuming and toneful 3-Piece Mahogany construction.  The entire set neck, carved top package weighs in at just 8lbs-2 ounce.  The neck is a perfect .82″ – .867″ “D” Profile.  Because of the early nature of this piece it comes with an original case but they were not JET Logo at this period of time.

This instrument is clean and from a smoke free environment.  Check our feedback because you will see I specialize in instruments such as this.  We sell clean high grade boutique guitars with low mileage.  Our prices make luxury affordable vs. getting it new and taking a huge hit financially if you don’t bond with a piece.

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SCALA Vent Top w Old Growth BRAZ RW Board

2014 Leo SCALA Vent Top in Excellent “+” Nonsmoking Condition with Original Hardshell Case & Certificate.   This guitar features a BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD BOARD.  The neck is a satin finish C-profile measuring .9175″ – 1.0075 (think ’59 LP roughly).   The board is an Old Growth BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD.  YES this has the LONG TENON too.    The body is 1-piece Mahogany & the top is Private Stock Maple (according to the included Cert).  Top it off with a package that weights in at just 7lb-14oz!

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To me the crowning achievement of this model is the Vent Top.  IF you look at the guitar on its side, you see tiny vents where there is a hollowed out space between the top and body.  The choice woods, master luthier construction AND hand selected Arcane Pickups combine to achieve a tone not found in guitars that may look like these.  The tone has just a touch of air but the guitar doesn’t feedback even through my high gain amps.  The pickups push my vintage Marshalls just enough to get that classic tone WITHOUT a pedal.  Through clean amps you get this wonderful sparkling high end and warmth to the bottom without woofiness.

I am a huge fan of Scala Guitars and once you try one you will be too.

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