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1958 Fender High Powered Tweed –  Near Mint

1958 Fender High Powered Tweed – Near Mint

Collector WOW Condition 1958 Fender Tweed Twin HIGH POWERED with original case, tubes and tweed.   This is a once in a lifetime type piece.  Not I am selling this one but will entertain serious offers.  If you have a trade I will consider it but let’s be up-front that it would have to be equally clean and desirable gear for me to part with this.

Enjoy!  It is a pleasure to own this and it will be a pleasure to share my enthusiasm for it with you.

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Ronin Mirari – Seafoam GREEN

Ronins are completely different and additive to any collection.  The redwood creates a tone that maple/mahogany WISHES it could achieve.  The custom wound Foilbuckers (splittable too) are like a mic’d acoustic meets a tele meets a Gretsch meets a P90 meets an open sounding humbucker.  Nothing comes close.

All Ronins sound a little different. This particular one has a fantastic organic warmth that accompanies each note. This guitar has a pretty typical Ronin .89″-.95″ C-shaped neck.  The weight is just 7lbs-5oz.  The nut is 1-11/16″.

This guitar is factory aged and just looks so cool in person.  The neck feels broken in but not beat up.  The body is comfortable ergonomically.  TONALLY…just put away all your preconceived notions.  You toil choosing one of your 5 strats to play?….this is like discovering a whole new precious metal…baby.

SEE THE PICTURES FOR COMPLETE SPECS AND DETAILED CONDITION 

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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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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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Fodera Imperial Custom BRAND NEW – MASSIVE UPGRADES Braz RW/Throbak/Waverly/RS

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 7lb-1 ounce 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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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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Callaham S-type

Callaham is a name synonymous with the highest quality modern production parts.  Bill Callaham actually made his name making Guitars & Amps.  Bill’s Guitars are coveted by players and collectors alike (his amps too which are considered the tonal equivalents of Trainwrecks).   At his peak, Bill was backordered 4 years.  Rarely do you find a used Callaham for sale.

This 1-owner nonsmoking piece is exceptional.  It has the flame ‘to die for’ maple neck and a 1-piece Ash body.  It was custom created for a local bass player who only used this at his home.  Just have to say position 2 & 4 on this guitar are probably the BEST I’ve heard.   The custom wound Fralin Pickups (custom made for Callaham) really work perfectly in this instrument.  The neck has a satin finish and the profile is the slightest of V’s which most people will ‘feel’ as a narrow shouldered C.  1-11/16″ Width and 9.5 Radius with Med/Lg Frets.  The instrument comes with its original hard case.  THere are no repairs.

Of note is the ‘blend’ knob that allows you to obtain 7 total combinations. The bridge pickup has a ‘tele’ backplate allowing it to get into that territory.

See all the Specs & a detailed condition overview in the PICTURES.

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1964/63 Fender REVERB UNIT

1964/63 Fender REVERB UNIT

Fender Reverb Unit dated Jan 1964 which means it’s a late 1963 build.  Super clean.  Appears to have a couple of minor changed maintenance items.  Sounds LUSH.  Nonsmoking.  Why not invest in something that will retain its value and serve you for a lifetime.

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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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2010 D’Pergo Aged Vintage Classic w Vintage Ltd 50s Pus

D’Pergos are considered by many to be the Bentley of the Strat world.   Hard to belive something hand crafted can be so very perfect.  Difficult to think that there is a better built guitar than what you’ve felt or seen…but these just are.

This 2010 Aged Vintage Classic has the coveted Vintage Limited 50s pickups.  To my ears these impart slightly more of a top end to the tone.   As expected this features a 1-piece Quarter Sawn Certified River Recovered Neck.  The frets are Medium 6230.  The nut is 1.65″ and the radius is 10.  The neck is a .89 Vintage Offset V that doesn’t feel as ‘offset’ as others that I’ve owned.  No fretwear and no physical wear.

The body is river recovered ash.  The guitar weighs 7lb-6oz.  IT comes with the G&G Form Fit Original Hard Case, Build Sheet, Certificate of Authenticity and YES the trem bar for those who wonder.

Very clean one-owner instrument that was obviously well cared for.   The new D’Pergo S-types are 3x as much as this.  I’ve owned them.  This is a steal and you would be hard pressed to tell the difference blindfolded.

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