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ECHOPARK GUITARS – AUTHORIZED DEALER – 12 COMING!  PRE-SALES STARTING

1966 Vibrolux Reverb

SVL Carved Top w Mini Hums

SVL Tele w Rosewood Board

Fender CS NAMM Tele 1-off

Fender CS NAMM Strat 1-off

Collings CL Custom

2017 Glendale Tele 

Matchless Trem (1990s)

Cornish TES

Cornish FLANGER

Victoria Reverberato 

KLON Gold w Horsie 

Leo Guitars – 3 BRAND NEW “WOW” SPECIMENS

TEN yes TEN MORE Echopark Custom Guitars – LOTS of CASE STUDIES! 

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2004 Gustavsson Bluesmaster w 1958 Gibson P90s : One of 1st Bluesmasters in USA

2004 Johan Gustavsson Bluesmaster.  YES this is one that came JUST after the famed “Wildwood 5”.  I have hoarded this in my collection for many years.  I just don’t play it.  I had a set of VINTAGE 1958ish GIBSON P90s professionally installed (YES, the original pickups are in the case).   This is as close as you will get to a vintage guitar.

THE FIRST Gustavsson Goldtop in the US.  This is also the FIRST Gustavsson to feature a 1-piece Honduran Mahogany Back.  As you can see from the Spec/Condition Sheet & pictures this instrument is in Excellent Condition.  It has been lovingly cared for and not gigged.

Tonally this guitar will blow you away.  Beautiful slightly glassy yet warm and full Gibson P90 tone….only the vintage P90s capture this..and THIS set was sold to me by an author renowned for reviews of high end gear.  I have found that this set of pickups does not squeal like so many of the vintage P90s I’ve encountered..no promises in your rig but in my vintage Marshall & Hiwatt it was freaking sick sounding.  THICK with that glassy top like an old Strat. You can get the growl you lust for. The JG shape also takes a touch of that “woofiness” out of the equation.

Yeah this has a Brazilian Rosewood Board.  The guitar is lightly chambered (Thus the upper-7-pound weight).  It somes with a form fit tweed case.  Not certain if it’s original but it’s high quality and clean.

You can get a later JG with P90s but the SUPER early ones like these command a huge premium.  Add in the vintage pickups, condition and the fact it came from my personal collection…and you are grabbing something that was truly handpicked by someone who has owned everything modern & can keep anything I want.  I have VERY few guitars that make the cut into my collection.

Why am I selling it?  Simple…..just found I have fallen in love with Teles and really just have not played it.  I have a stupid rule about adding when I sell.  I got a ’51 Nocaster so this will go.  Keeps me honest.

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McKay Explorer Replica – Just 7lb-13oz

Ken McKay “G” Explorer!  Old Growth KORINA and hand bench-made craftsmanship.  You will be hard-pressed to find any Explorer of this quality and tone for this price.  I have had a LOT of korina guitars.  Most have a scooped tone…very few have the magical Midrange bump…THIS guitar has it.  The instrument sounds thick and fat like Missisippi Queen or your favorite classic rock. Nothing sounds like a great Explorer…they have that tightness that a LP can lack.  They have the fullness that nothing else can bring.  They also retain the high end that the other slab guitars often lose.

This piece weights just 7lb-13oz.  It has typical “G” specs including 1-11/16″ Width & 12″ Radius.  The frets are in near perfect shape with no grooves or noticeable wear.  The neck is a wonderful “C” profile typical of a Gibson.  The measurements are .91″ – .91″.   Very slight factory aging plus a touch of user imparted light surface wear.   Comes with a mean and tough original hardshell case.

You can see all the Specs & Detailed Condition on my SHEET in the PICTURES.

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2017 Gibson Custom Shop LES PAUL Painted Over Ltd Edition: 7lb-14oz

2017 Gibson Custom Shop LES PAUL Painted Over Series.  Mint “-” Condition with Original Brown Aged Case, Cert & Case Candy/Tags.  This is a 1-owner piece traded in from a non-gigging, nonsmoking home player.  Just a few hours on it.

This was HAND selected because it weighs only 7lb-14oz.  There is no fretwear and I can’t finds anything that appears to be ‘user’ related wear….just the factory aging…and can I just say this aging is as good as the Murphy aging.  Fantastic.  Wonderful piece.  PICKUPS HAVE BEEN UPGRADED TO LOLLAR IMPERIAL: SORRY ORIGINALS NOT INCLUDED (Didn’t receive them).

You can find all the Specs & Detailed Condition if you look at the pictures (see the attached sheet).

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2017 Glendale Retro Blackguard : Just 6lb-08oz

2017 Glendale Telecaster “Retro Blackguard” in Near Mint condition.  This is a 1-owner piece hand selected at Charlies Guitars a few months ago then traded to me.  It was ungigged and lived in a nonsmoking environment.   It comes complete with it’s original thermometer case & Certificate.

This instrument features a 1-piece Sugar Pine body and a 1-piece Hard Rock Maple Neck.  Together, it weights JUST 6lb-08oz.  You will just LOVE the soft-V-to-C profile neck and the factory aging to make it play smoothly and quickly without sticking or that annoying ‘do I take the finish off myself’ nagging question.

The pickups are the 1949 set.  They are amazingly open and allow the inherent warmth of the guitar to come through. This is not a harsh tele.  Very snappy with a clear warm bottom end.  Maybe it’ss the Nitro finish?….maybe it’s the Paper-in-oil tone cap?  Whatever it is you will absolutely fall in love with it.  The original owner picked it over everything in the store….and he has a hoard of teles …what’s that tell you.

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Fender Super Champ – EV EDITION Ltd Production – RIVERA Era

Fender Super Champ – EV EDITION Ltd Production – RIVERA Era

WOWZA….impossibly rare amp here!  Got this from one of my best friends who hunts down the unobtanium.   FENDER Rivera Era SUPER CHAMP….this is an extremely limited edition EV Series with a custom EV speaker!    You love a champ…cool…you need a super champ,…I get it….You love Rivera era…you should…..OH you like ev’s…then you NEED this.  It doesn’t fart out or sizzle out due to speaker fatigue.  This amp has a LOT of gain on tap and the speaker can handle it….thus the series.

I have to say it is hard to find an amp of any size that can go from Fender sparkling clean to midrangey gain to searing gain back to on-the-verge overdrive.  Just a LOT of amp.  Totally a desert island amp for most people. AND it’s built to stand the test of time.  It is like a cynderblock!

Works as it should with no issues.  Clean and from nonsmoking environment.  Comes ONLY WITH WHAT YOU SEE HERE.

Sorry no trades.

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2018 Echopark Clarence J – BRAND NEW – Authorized Dealer

AUTHORIZED DEALER – 11 MORE COMING!

Brand New 2018 Echopark Clarence J model fresh from the factory!  And WHAT a tonal moster.  I can see why A-list players grab these up (and pay…they’re not given away).  These have organic tone and sound HUGE compared to almost anything else I’ve ever played.  They neck pickup just SINGS and it is freaking THICK sounding.  The Bridge Pickup on this guitar has that perfect mix between snarl and warmth.  This piece will push your vintage amps just enough to get them into the sweet spot.

The neck is a wonderful LP-ish C at .905″ to .93″.  The pkcups are ARCANEs (custom) and again they are wonderful. The bridge is a Rolomatic & Mastery MV.   The guitar features a Swamp Ash body with DEEP 1957 type contours.  SUPER comfy against your torso.  The Neck is made of OLD STOCK Big Leaf Maple & Gabriel added a 2.25 degree neck pitch.  12″ Radius, 1.68″ Nut Width, 25.5″ Scale.  YES of course it comes with its original hard case & warranty.

LIght factory aging.  Custom Taper CTS 500k Pot & Paper in Oil .033 Tone Cap.  You can find ALL the Specs in the PICTURES where I place my complete Spec/Condition form.  Again, this is NEW so you don’t have to worry about condition.  OUr guitars stay in our climate controlled vault…we don’t operate a retail store when people try them.  You get them in the condition we get them.

PrimeGuitars.com is PROUD to be the latest Echopark Dealer!  YES I have ELEVEN coming by end of June 2018.  Touch base with me to find out exactly which models and pricing.  CASE STUDIES GALORE.

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2018 Gibson Custom Les Paul ’59RI Ltd Ed BRAZILIAN BOARD CME Version VOS

2018 Gibson Custom Shop ’59RI LP CME (Chicago Music Exchange) Limited Edition BRAZILIAN BOARD VOS.   WOW…that’s a MOUTHFUL….but THIS IS AN EARFUL of instrument.  MAN what a huge difference these 2018s are from prior production runs.  The quality oozes and the tone jumps out at you.

The weight is a PERFECT 8lb-7oz!

This is a 1-owner, babied guitar from a nonsmoking home environment. It was owned for a few weeks before the owner encountered unexpected financial obligations.  It comes complete with the Certificate of Authenticity and Tags.  Beautiful top that I purposely photograph as straight on as possible to give you as conservative a view as possible.  Ever wonder why most flames vanish..it’s because the pictures are taken at unrealistic angles to make the nonexistent flame pop.

YOU CAN SEE ALL THE SPECS & CONDITION in the PICTURES WHERE I HAVE A SPEC/CONDITION SHEET

Here are a summary of details because we know you lust for facts:

  • 2018 Gibson Custom Shop
  • Certificate of Authenticity & Tags Included
  • Original Hard Case Included (Brown…why do people even ask this)
  • Weight:  8lb-7oz
  • BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD BOARD
  • VOS light factory aging
  • No Fretwear
  • No mods or repairs2018 G
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GIBSON Custom Shop ’59RI ES-335 Brazilian – 2018 CME Model

Gibson Custom Shop ’59RI BRAZILIAN (Fretboard) ES-335.  Pretty sure this is a 2018 or 2017 model. If that’s important for you check the serial number yourself to be certain.

This magnificent semi-hollow is 1-owner from a nonsmoking home.  Babied.  This is the CME (Chicago Music Exchange) version.  Probably the best Gibson 335 I’ve had in the shop.  The bridge pickup has that clear LP with air thing going on while the neck is SOOOO open and bubbly while maintaining clarity.  This one is a real winner for certain.

YOU CAN SEE ALL THE SPECS & DETAILED CONDITION IN THE PICTURES.

ANY PERCEIVED IMPERFECTIONS ARE REFLECTIONS NOT UNDISCLOSED 5″ GASHES.

Here is a summary of the specs:

  • Comes with CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY & TAGS
  • Weighs just 8lb-3oz
  • BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD FRETBOARD
  • Custom BUCKER S Pickups (Stock)
  • VOS Construction
  • Hyde Glue
  • NO fretwear
  • Original Hardshell Case
  • No Repairs
  • All specs stock for this model.
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Echopark Clarence Special – 2018 BRAND NEW – Authorized Dealer

AUTHORIZED DEALER – 11 MORE COMING!

Brand New 2018 Echopark Clarence Special modell fresh from the factory!  And WHAT a tonal moster.  I can see why A-list players grab these up (and pay…they’re not given away).  These have organic tone and sound HUGE compared to almost anything else I’ve ever played.  They neck pickup just SINGS and it is freaking THICK sounding with that P92 SNARL.  The Bridge Pickup on this guitar has that perfect snarl & clarity.  This piece will push your vintage amps just enough to get them into the sweet spot.

The neck is a wonderful Medium STANDARD C at .865″ to .905″.  The pkcups are PROTOTYPE EP Custom 3/3 Neck & ’56 Bridgel. The bridge is a tele raw steel w Brass Saddles.   The guitar features a 1-piece Slab ALDER Body with DEEP 1957 type contours.  SUPER comfy against your torso.  Nitro Finish.  Jescar Medium Frets.  Just 7lb-6oz.  12″ Radius, 1.68″ Nut Width, 25.5″ Scale.  YES of course it comes with its original hard case & warranty.

LIght factory aging.  Custom Taper CTS  Pot & Paper in Oil .033 Tone Cap.  You can find ALL the Specs in the PICTURES where I place my complete Spec/Condition form.  Again, this is NEW so you don’t have to worry about condition.  OUr guitars stay in our climate controlled vault…we don’t operate a retail store when people try them.  You get them in the condition we get them.

PrimeGuitars.com is PROUD to be the latest Echopark Dealer!  YES I have ELEVEN coming by end of June 2018.  Touch base with me to find out exactly which models and pricing.  CASE STUDIES GALORE.

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CALLAHAM Telecaster

Impossibly Rare Alert:  CALLAHAM Tele!   This guitar is impossible to find.  Even more amazing is that it has a BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD BOARD.  The body is ALDER and the Neck is a perfect ’58 V-to-C measuring a wonderful .86″-.96″.  NOT a bat.  Just enough meat to help the notes ring out. The color is a Candy Apple Red that has naturally faded over the years.

The Callaham (Lindy Fralin custom) pickups are extremely open sounding in this guitar.  This is NOT a dark, muddy tele.  This does Rock-to-Country perfectly.  Obviously you can dial back the tone knob to get all the Jazz warmth you desire.

This instrument weighs in at just 7-11oz which for a Callaham is featherweight….remember these were made back before every ‘low rent hobbyist’ was asking for weights of pickup screws.   Michael Stevens (Co-Founder of the Fender CS) told me the BEST sounding F-style guitars are mid-weight.   Here you have one!…and he wasn’t joking.

There is some wear on this piece….consider it “naturally relic’d”.   PLEASE SEE 3rd PICTURE FOR A COMPLETE SPEC & CONDITION SHEET.

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2018 Holloway Tele Custom : HALL-OF-FAME WOODS from Larry Wysocki Library

HALL-OF-FAME Wood Alert!  You litereally may never find woods this exotic again.  This is a Prototype 1-off guitar hand created as a “statement piece” to represent Bryan Holloway’s entrance into the Boutique Guitar scene.  Consider this:

  • ALL WOODS FROM THE LARRY WYSOCKI WOOD LIBRARY
  • 1-PIece BURLED REDWOOD TOP & BACK w a Swamp Ash 1-Piece Center.
  • 1-Piece EXOTIC BIRDSEYE MAPLE NECK & BOARD.
  • Custom wound ROLPH PICKUPS.
  • NITRO FINISH.
  • 5lb-14oz of Chambered Amazingness.
  • Double Bound Body (Top & Back)
  • “C” Profile .815″ – .95″ Exotic Neck.
  • One of best fretjobs I have ever encountered.  When they say Smooth As Glass…they meant THIS guitar.
  • Medium/Jumbo Frets
  • 1.65″ Width
  • 25.5″ Scale & 22 Frets with a 9.5 Radius
  • Gotoh Tuners
  • Gotoh Tele Bridge w Brass Saddles
  • CTS 250k Volume Pot & CTS No Load Tone &  .022 Tone Cap
  • Original Hardshell Case (Thermometer Style)

So let’s get down to it…Builder’s name is Bryan Holloway.  For years Bryan has been a major player & builder.  Brian works with a major guitar builder and focuses on custom builds for celebs and demanding private clients.  His skills have been fine tuned through a friendship & apprenticeship with Larry Wysocki who is one of the most highly regarded builders in the world (Jon Herington of Steely Dan & Steve Kimock of Ratdog to name a few).  To set the stage, imagine this…Larry Wysocki is THE industry go-to guy when it comes to woods.  Larry has been doing this for 50-years and has the most sought after timber in the world.  Larry’s guitars are $8k+ and rarely available on the open market.

I can tell you that I carry the best handmade boutique guitars currently made.  This is in the upper echelon of anything I’ve had.  Imagine PLAYING a Bentley automobile.  It is beautiful, tastefully elegant but underneath it’s a performance vehicle.  You will have a nearly impossible time finding any guitar that is louder or more resonant unplugged.  This instrument is alive.  You will not likely EVER AGAIN find a Birdseye Maple Neck/Board this figured.  The Redwood…typically only found on $10k Guitars (see the current Suhr stamped out offerings for proof).

If you’re a collector, player or investor, this PROTOTYPE is one you want to grab. There won’t be another!~

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WYSOCKI Tele : Old Growth Woods – Hand Carved – 6 lb-13oz

Larry Wysocki has been THE Go-To guy for luthier woods….for 50 years.  ALL the top bulders of acoustics and electrics source their custom guitar woods from Larry.  He is a world renowned expert on woods, tone and process.   Larry occasionally makes guitars by hand…himself…one at a time…cuts the necks…tap tunes the woods to find the perfect match….shapes the bodies.  Larry is ALSO a leading expert on ergonomics.  His guitars incorporate subtle improvements on classic themes that actually help you play better….because they sit better & fit better.

This circa 2011 Masterpiece is from the original owner.  It is from a nonsmoking environment and just went back through Larry who checked it over and set it up.  It is in EXCELLENT condition.  I carry the best modern boutique guitars….this TELE is one of my top 10 F-style builds that I’ve seen.  The finish is thin and sunken lightly into the hand selected 1-piece Ash Body.   The 1-Piece Birdseye Maple neck is ‘sinker’ wood that is what a D’Pergo would charge 2x for.

Let me ask you…if Larry Wysocki has one of the world’s finest wood supplies…do you think he chose good woods for his own builds?….you betcha.   Larry has an entire library of new Rolph pickups from which he selects in order to find JUST the right match.  These Rolphs are super clear and allow your playing nuances to shine through.  VERY open and play nicely with your amp and LOVE effects.  NOT an overpowering guitar tone….very much reflects the tones of the woods allowing you to hear what you paid for.  New this is $8500.   VERY rarely available new or used.  You can find all the Specs & a Detailed Condition Sheet in the PICTURES but here is a tease:

  • Weight:    6lb-13oz
  • Body:    1-Piece Old Growth Ash 45-Year Air Dried
  • Neck:   150yr old 1 Piece Birdseye Maple “Sinker” Lake Recovered Old Growth Wood
  • Frets:    Medium/Large
  • Pickups:   Rolph
  • Radius:    12
  • Width:    1.65″
  • Neck Profile:    C   .85″ – .95″
  • 80+ Year Old Slab BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD FINGERBOARD – hand selected
  • NITRO finish
  • Original Hard G&G Case
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Detemple 1-off TELE-GIB Prototype!

The COOOOOLEST Detemple I’ve had…and I have had 10% of all he has ever made…over 50 at this point.  Let me tell you…nothing touches a Detemple for overtones in a F-style guitar.  Maybe it’s the way Michael mates necks & bodies during the build process.  Maybe it’s the way he has the tightest neck-to-body connection I’ve seen.  Maybe it’s the large necks and flame maple?  Maybe the 1-piece bodies from select light woods.   Maybe it’s the hand shaping?

Michael isn’t just a world class luthier..he is also a world class player who has been on stage touring with some all-time greats.  It’s one thing to be a builder…one thing to be a player…but a man who has done both at world class levels brings another dimension of know-how to the table.

Such is the case with this one-off Tele-Gib “Jeff Beck” tribute comissioned by a friend of mine.  OHHHH it is a nice one.  Has that nice bottom end snap you lust for in a great tele….has that light weight you wish your LP had…..has that wonderful soft V neck you always lusted after.   This guitar just shined through every one of my vintage and modern amps in the library.   You like gain…come at it…..I threw a Bogner Twin Jet at it and it blew away my supposed ‘shred’ guitars.  Princeton Reverb….lush spanky cleans …nice underwond pickups that don’t color or over-push the amp.

New this was $9400 .   SAVE THOUSANDS plus the wait

You can see ALL THE SPECS & CONDITION in my proprietary Sheet in the PICTURES.  Because I know you won’t read this I’ll retype them below:

  • Body:  Ash 1-piece
  • Neck:   1-Piece Flame Maple
  • Weight:  7lb-10oz
  • PIckups:  Lollar
  • Coil Splitting:  NO
  • Neck Profile:   Soft V-to-C   .96-.98″
  • Scale:    25.5″
  • Nut Width:   1-11/16″
  • Radius:  12
  • Tuners:  510 Open
  • Case:    G&G Original Hardshell
  • Frets:  Medium/Heavy
  • Satin Neck Finish
  • Titanium backplate

 

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