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

FEATURED ITEMS

Yanuziello – ENZO RED!

Near Mint conditiion YANZUZIELLO guitar in a fantastic ENZO RED finish.  This is my first Yanuziello and I can tell you they live up to the billing they’ve received.  These hand made artisan instruments are just so perfect tonally.  If you like full clear sustaining notes then you should lust after one of these.

The body is hollowed out maple.  The pickups are Lollar Gold Foils which have warmth and compliment the Maple.  Check out the flame on the 1-piece maple neck!  Speaking of necks this is a pefect .84″-.95″ C Profile with 1-11/16″ Width.  The Brazilian Board is beautiful in color and figure.  The frets look medium to me.  The weight is just 6lb-1oz.  Of course this piece comes with a form fit Ameritage Hard case.

You can see all the rest of the details in the pictures where I have prepared a Spec/Condition Sheet.

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1996 PRS Rosewood Limited (#10 of 100)

1996 PRS Rosewood Limited.  This extremely limited edition was just 100 pieces (this is #10).  VERY few were made in trans-black.  This guitar is from a nonsmoking 1-owner environment.  As you can see it comes with the Certificate of Authenticity, Stickers, Unsigned Warranty Card and Brochures.  YES, it also comes with the original form fit LEATHER case.

The specs are all stock.  McCarty Bass & Treble pickups, Scraped Binding, Gold Hardware, East Indian Rosewood Neck, Multi-part Inlaid Fretboard.  This piece weighs in perfectly at 8lb-6oz.

The wear is extremely light.  There are 2 spots where the gold finish is slightly worn (on the bridge pickup under the low E string and on the bridge post near the low E string).  There are extremely fine “feather” type surface marks (not into finish…just the kind you see in the light) on the top under the high E string…and a few on the back.

The only issue of note is one you wouldn’t note unless I was given a note…follow?  The original owner got a ding in the top…he is meticulous…it bothered him.  A few years later, this PRS lover purchased a PRS Dragon from a PRS Employee…the deal was that the Dragon would be purchased if the PRS Employee could take the Rosewood LTD and get the ding out of the top.  The deal was struck and a bit later, woosh…gone.  I’ve been over this thing and I simply can not tell that anything was done…or what WAS done.  Just there is no ding.   I am telling you because I am in possession of knowledge and therefore feel it is my duty…but honestly, if you can find the repair you’re better than I am.

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Hysteria T1 Military Drone – BRAND NEW – Authorized Dealer

If you love unique & handcrafted then check out the latest addition to the PrimeGuitars.com stable.   This is a Hysteria brand instrument crafted from Stainless Steel!  The components are all top quality (Lollar Pickups, Mono Padded Soft Bag, Graph Tech Bridge, Hipshot locking tuners).  The body, knobs, pickup covers are expertly crafted by hand.  The result is a Trussart Killer that costs a lot less.

This piece features 25.5″ Scale & 12″ Radius with a 1-11/16″ Nut Width.  The frets are wide fat sort of like a Les Paul.  The pickups are Lollar “Raw Power”.  The guitar comes with a hand written cert (it’s actually a cavity cover too).  This is a 1-off I had built to my specs.

Tonally think warm and airy.  If you are tired of aniemic reflective guitars then this is for you.

SEE ALL THE SPECS IN THE PICTURES – SPEC/CONDITION SHEET IS LOCATED THERE

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2017 HYSTERIA T3 Gold Tank – Brand New

Exciting new brand in town….HYSTERIA Guitars!  Hand crafted with genuine STAINLESS STEEL.  You like unique?  You like 1-Off?  You like spanky cleans and airy leads?  You need to step outside of the box!  Think of these as a James Trussart at 2/3 of the price with CUSTOM features and top quality components.  Get the picture?

SEE THE PICTURES FOR SPEC/CONDITION SHEET WITH ALL THE DETAILS!

Here is a sampling of the components used in these fine instruments:

  • Lollar Gold Foil Pickups
  • Mastery Bridge
  • Custom Tuners
  • Vintage Caps
  • CTS Pots
  • Graph Tech Nut
  • Mono Padded Gig Bag

Amazing instrument worthy of any player or collection.  Be one of the first in at intro prices!  I’m proud to be an Authorized Dealer!

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2017 Hysteria T3 Silverback – Brand New

Hysteria Guitars is the new kid on the block…hand crafted 1-offs built with love and top quality components!  Stainless Steel is the foundation.  Oil rubbed maple necks for that worn in feeling. Lollar Pickups, Mastery Bridge, Graph Tech Nut.  Vintage Caps & CTS Pots.  Mono Case.   Think of a Trussart with Top Shelf Components at a fraction of the cost (intro pricing) and you get the drift.

This one really has a warm fundamental (semi-hollow) but those tele pickups give it the snap and chime you dream of.  Many thinlines disappoint because they become brittle and reflective…the whole point is to get them airy and open…THIS guitar achieves the objective matey!

See all the specs in the pictures where I have painstakingly prepared details! 

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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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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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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

IN STOCK!

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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