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Bludotone 70s 100w  7981A Tubes & NOS Parts

Bludotone 70s 100w 7981A Tubes & NOS Parts

Bludotone 70’s Style Dumblesque head & footswitch.  There is a long leadtime for these coveted amps because they are the hottest catch in the boutique world.

Brandon confirmed that this is a 70s Voicing with NOS Parts. There is a DEEP switch rather than a MID boost.  The footswitch allows FET and PRE functions.

This amp is in excellent nonsmoking condition and appears to have original tubes including the Philips ECG Power Tubes 7981A.

The amp works as it should and comes with its original footswitch.  Overall extremely clean with maybe a tiny nick or two if you search hard.

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2006 PRS Modern Eagle Brazilian NECK

2006 PRS Modern Eagle BRAZILIAN.  This Mint “-” Condition collectible comes complete with the Suede Original Hardshell Formfit Case, Tag, Unsigned Warranty Card and Brochure/Candy.   It is from a nonsmoking environment and was not gigged.  You would be hard pressed to find any flaws on this one.

BRAZLIIAN ROSEWOOD NECK & BOARD.  Weighs just 8lb-4oz.  No Fretwear, No dings, No stories.  Collector Quality.  These are increasing in value and the clean ones are being grabbed.  Think of how much just a Braz board increases the value on a stamped out Gibson.  Now wonder what a guitar with a solid Braz neck will be worth down the line.

You can see the COMPLETE SPECS & DETAILED CONDITION IN THE PICTURES.

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Don Grosh SUPER JET – Transparent Denim

Don Grosh SUPER JET extremely limited production of their showpiece grade guitars.   This instrument is loaded with upgrades such as a top notch Quilt Maple Top, Madagascar Rosewood Board & Black Headstock.  The color is one of my all-time favorites and it’s named Transparent Denim.  It looks 3D and the figuring changes depending upon the angles and lights in which it is viewed.

Specs are all outlined in the PICTURES – SEE OUR SPEC/CONDITION SHEET.

Overall condition Excellent. YES, it has the original hardshell form-fit case & Cert.  No Fretwear to speak of.  BLOWN ’59 Pickups (splittable).  Medium Roundback “C” neck profile .83″ – .93″.  1-5/8″ Width and 6150 Medium Frets.  Just 7lb-12oz.

The prices of new Grosh Guitars have risen to the point where buying used in this condition represents one of the best values in the guitar marktet.

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2015 Thorn Grantura Semi – Luthier’s Spec

2015 Ron Thorn GRANTURA Luthier’s Spec Semi-Hollow.   This is in Near Mint nonsmoking ungigged condition.  ANY GLARE YOU SEE IS JUST LIGHTING AND NOT WEAR.  The guitar comes complete with the factory build sheet and Certificate of Authenticity.  Of course the Thorn comes with its original hardshell form fit case.

This piece is spectacular and smells new.  It features:

  • BRAZILIAN Board
  • Arcane Thorn SL1 Pickups
  • Tone Pros Bridge
  • Weighs just 7lb-2oz
  • 6150 Medium Frets
  • Med/Fat C Neck .86-.96″
  • Maple & Spruce Center Block
  • PICKGUARD IN CASE BUT NOT INSTALLED AT FACTORY (NO HOLES DRILLED).
  • 24.75″ Scale & 12″ Radius
  • Kluson Tuners
  • 1-11/16″ Nut Width
  • Full Maple Laminate Body
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Lentz RESERVE Hyde Park Double Bound Tele

Lentz Reserve HYDE PARK Double Bound Tele.  This masterpiece was hand created as the Lentz “Top Of The Line” Offering.  It is in from a nonsmoking environment and was not gigged.  Graded as Mint “-“/Exc “+” with almost no wear except for those faint strum marks on the pickguard (that almost every guitar has).

SEE THE PICTURES FOR A COMPLETE SPEC/CONDITION SHEET with all the details you are interested in.

This piece is finished in a thin Nitro lacquer.  The woods are hand selected 25-year cabinet aged.  The 1 piece neck is UBER Flame Maple and has NO CAP for the board (meaning the board IS the neck).  The pickups are custom wound for each instrument.  The guitar features NOS Caps under the hood.  Tone Pros bridge.  Gotoh Tunres.  G&G Hardshell Case all included.

I often say LENTZ guitars are THE standard for the boutique market.  
You can search high and low but there isn’t likely another boutique maker on the planet with such universally high marks from users. Lentz guitars have stood the test of time.  THIS is the top of the line for Lentz so just imagine how amazing it is.

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2013 Scala Vent Top Underdog

2013 Scala Vent Top Underdog!  Loaded with hand crafted features such as a carved top and hand chambered body.  This has the coveted ‘vent top’ with tiny sound holds carved between the body and top.  The result is just that perfect amount of air/fullness to the note.

Consider that this Scala has a 1-piece Mahogany hand carved body.  1-piece Mahogany Neck.  Arcane pickups.  G&G Hardshell case.  12″ Radius.  Grover Deluxe Tuners.   All this AND the weight comes in at an amazing 7lb-11oz.  No ‘give ups’ with this piece.

SEE ALL THE SPECS & DETAILED CONDITION IN THE PICTURES WHERE YOU WILL FIND A SHEET (with all the …yup…specs and condition).

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DeTemple ’56 Strat

One of the lightest DT S Guitars I’ve had at just 7lb-2oz.  This nonsmoking piece is LOADED with titanium.  I believe the Saddles, Block & Backplate are titanium (best guess no promises gents).  Not certain on the truss rod.   This one is alive and has that jangly tone Hendrix lovers crave.   A wonderful V-to-C larger neck profile.  1-piece neck & 1-piece body of course.  These are hand cut to perfection.

In terms of wear, the seller represented it to me as “mint”…I go through these a bit more carefully.  I grade it as Excellent.  VERY light strum surface swirls on the guard.  Maybe one or two very small tiny surface indents (NO not in wood).  The only thing of note is there appears to be some color bleed from the case fur to the finish where there are contact points.  You could really almost miss it if you didn’t look closely.  Nothing on the front.  Just the sides and a touch on the back.  I have discounted the guitar accordingly.

PLEASE SEE THE PICTURES FOR MY SPEC/CONDITION SHEET WITH A FULL RUNDOWN OF DETAILS ON THIS INSTRUMENT

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2016 Thorn “Bullitt” Ltd Edition – Korina w PROTO Pickups

2016 Thorn Ltd “Bullet” SoCal.  This unique piece features a custom “Shotgun Shell” inlay.  The body & neck are both Korina.  Check out the custom licence plate back plate!  This guitar is a tribute to Steve McQueen’s famous car from the movies.

The guitar weighs just 7lb-7oz and is in Excellent Condition and of course comes with its original harshell G&G Case, Tag & Spec Sheet.   The pickups are PROTOTYPE CC90s.   The neck is a comfortable C measuring .84-.94″.  The board is Ebony, the radius 10 and the scale 25.5″.  The frets are 6150 and the nut width 1-11/16″.   The custom Highland Green finish is of course Nitro. The instrument is tastefully aged.

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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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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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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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James Trussart Deluxe Steelcaster – 2015 New

New 2015 James Trussart Deluxe Steelcaster from a Dealer-to-Dealer trade.  New unsold 2015 model featuring Arcane Pickups and a Rusty Snakesskin Engraved top.  Comes with Cert, Unsigned Warranty Card & Original Case.  See all the specs by clicking above.

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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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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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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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