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Fodera Imperial – COMING SOON!  Auth Dealer

Fodera Imperial – COMING SOON! Auth Dealer

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!  I’m selecting the pickups but likely Throbak or Ron Ellis (if I can get them) or Holmes if I can get them.   There is still time to customize this guitar if you would like to Pre-Order it.

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Fodera Imperial – BRAND NEW – Auth Dealer !

Fodera Imperial – BRAND NEW – Auth Dealer !

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!  I’m selecting the pickups but likely Throbak or Ron Ellis (if I can get them) or Holmes if I can get them.   There is still time to customize this guitar if you would like to Pre-Order it.

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Leo Guitars – Standard 59 BRAND NEW – Authorized Dealer

Leo Guitars is a small boutique company headquartered in Germany and run by master luthier Darko Milojevic.  Only 20 – 25 guitars a year can be produced because each is custom, 1-off and made by hand.   The end result is something akin to a fine watch that is both meticulous in build and perfect in tone.

These guitars rival modern guitars at any price point.  The ’59 Standard features Spanish Cedar body and neck.  There is a thin nitro finish that feels like it’s part of the wood.  There is a very slight aging applied to the guitar whereby you see a few gentle checks and wear spots.   The whole perfectly balanced instrument weighs in at just 7lb-11 oz.  There is beautiful binding on the neck and custom inlays.  The top is a hand carved 5A Flame Maple.  24.75″ Scale and a 1-11/16″ Width.

This guitar has a mixed set of frets 6100 to 6105 that feel like you’re playing a Bentley…SMOOOOTH.  The “C” Neck profile is comfortable and quite familiar to Gibson players.  The bridge is Tone Pros.  The pickups are open and clear…Kloppmann ’59.  To my ears they sound like Ron Ellis humbuckers.

You can see the attached sheet for all the other specs.  This instrument is fresh and refreshing.  Don’t keep banging your head against old walls….this is the path.

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Gil Yaron Bolt-S

Gil Yaron is the hottest boutique builder in the past several years.  His attention to tone, meticulous detail and endless pursuit of playability has made his instruments sought after by collectors, players and celebrities.

Here we have a Bolt-S model with Gil’s custom wound P90s.  The tone is clear like a great strat with the volume rolled down.  Turn up the volume and you can get gritty nasty.  Adjust the pickup height and dial in the perfect balance.  As an aside, most of the guitars I get in have pickups adjusted WAYYYYYYY too high….ever stop to think maybe you need a new AMP or PEDAL not a guitar?….anyway…these you can dial in a LOT of tonal variety just with a little teeny bit of elbow grease.

The 1-piece flame maple neck is my SINGLE FAVORITE F-style neck I’ve played.  It’s silky smooth and I just fly across these frets.  The weight is just 7lb-6oz.  The body is Ash (looks 1 piece but not certain).  25.5″ Scale, 1-11/16″ Width and 9.5 Radius.  Of course the guitar comes with its hardshell case.

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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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2017 Leo Guitars “Senior” – Brand New! Spanish Cedar & P90s

I scour the world for cool handmade instruments.  I seek ones that reak of craftsmanship, playability and quality components.  I crave that resonant ringing of an unplugged guitar.  I found Leo Guitars and everything came together.  They are simply the best value out there and one of the finest guitars made today at any price.

This model is called the Senrior. It features Spanish Cedar Back & Neck.  The guitar is nicely contoured and rests perfectly when standing or sitting.  The weight?…just 6lb-6oz and perfectly balanced.  The neck has binding.  The pickups have a split feature to knock down the ‘oomp’ a bit almost like hum to single.  Speaking of pickups I LOVE these Kloppmann P90s.  The pickups have this nice clarity that reminds me of the real ones in my late 50s Gibson Jr.

This piece just sounds LOUD unplugged.  It rings and plays effortlessly.  The fretwork is smooth and you don’t fight the Rosewood Fingerboard.  The finish is a very thin Nitro that has been lightly aged (the entire guitar) to a very “VOS” type result.  The neck width is 1-11/16″ & the scale is 24.75″.  The neck is a G-style C that feels very familiar to LP lovers.

Do yourself a favor and grab a hand crafted, brand new guitar for less than the price of a stamped out bolt-on made of leftovers.

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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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