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2018 Gibson R9

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PRS ME Singlecut

Mark Kane ODS Robben Ford Voicing – BRAND NEW

 

 

 

 

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Gil Yaron – Singlecut “Gilyaron” faded Cherry

My lucky day is pretty much anytime the UPS or Fed Ex guy arrives (which is almost daily).  But TODAY it was an extra giddy up day!   Got this ‘Gilyaron’ logo Gil Yaron and it’s in Near Mint Condition with original hard form fit case (of course).   Can I just tell you these are the top of the LP Food Chain if you are looking for that traditional look/feel/tone.  There REALLY is a difference.  I’ve had the Gibsons…Gibsons modded with every pickup available….but the Yarons are something special.  Ask yourself why they are almost never for resale?….and now he isn’t making them because…well let’s just say he was asked once nicely to stop.

This one weighs in at just 8lb-4oz.  Light Factory aging.  Brazilian Board.  C-Neck Profile of .895″-.968″.  No fretwear. No mods & no repairs.  Smells new.

The finish on this is so thin it feels like you’re touching the wood.  Not that Gibson plasticized feel…..even when Gibson tries to finish a guitar like the old ones…well they just don’t.

Now like all handmade instruments, this one sounds different from every other one.  They can vary quite a lot.  SO, contact me…let me know the main amp you’re going to use and type of music.  Let me help you understand what the tone of this guitar will sound like in a similar format.  I’ve been doing this sort of consulative sale for 10 years.  It is a different experience.  Don’t kid yourself by saying ‘I’m sure they are all nice”…….yeah they are…but this is a very expensive instrument….why not work with someone who places instruments consultatively.

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Gil Yaron “Gilyaron” Singlecut

My lucky day is pretty much anytime the UPS or Fed Ex guy arrives (which is almost daily).  But TODAY it was an extra giddy up day!   Got this ‘Gilyaron’ logo Gil Yaron and it’s in Near Mint Condition with original hard form fit case (of course).   Can I just tell you these are the top of the LP Food Chain if you are looking for that traditional look/feel/tone.  There REALLY is a difference.  I’ve had the Gibsons…Gibsons modded with every pickup available….but the Yarons are something special.  Ask yourself why they are almost never for resale?….and now he isn’t making them because…well let’s just say he was asked once nicely to stop.

This one weighs in at just 8lb-1oz.  Light Factory aging.  Brazilian Board.  C-Neck Profile of .89″-.1.01″.  No fretwear. No mods & no repairs.  Smells new.

The finish on this is so thin it feels like you’re touching the wood.  Not that Gibson plasticized feel…..even when Gibson tries to finish a guitar like the old ones…well they just don’t.

Now like all handmade instruments, this one sounds different from every other one.  They can vary quite a lot.  SO, contact me…let me know the main amp you’re going to use and type of music.  Let me help you understand what the tone of this guitar will sound like in a similar format.  I’ve been doing this sort of consulative sale for 10 years.  It is a different experience.  Don’t kid yourself by saying ‘I’m sure they are all nice”…….yeah they are…but this is a very expensive instrument….why not work with someone who places instruments consultatively.

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Sakashta SMOKY SIGNAL Tubeless OD  –  EL34 Version

Sakashta SMOKY SIGNAL Tubeless OD – EL34 Version

Sakashta “Smoky Signal” Tubeless OD pedal!  This is the EL34 version.

This gets you from gritty to punchy.  The dial on the left side of the pedal is the most useful of almost any dial on any pedal.  It is almost like focusing a lens on a camera.  The knob allows you to dial in just the right amount of grit vs. od.  Think of it like perfectly biasing a tube amp or intonating a guitar.  It isn’t so much a gain knob as it is a continuum of power tube distortion to preamp.

I have to say if I used pedals I’d keep this.  I just don’t use them because I play at home and have tonal variation through the amps.  I keep the Klon & TS808 because customers ask me to test gear using them.

I have never seen another.  This pedal is worth the price.  You have had flavors of OD….get what feels like ‘the great translator” pedal.

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2018 Leo Guitars “Black Beauty” – Brand New – Auth Dealer

Brand New 2018 LEO “Black Beauty”.  Those of you who know me understand I’ve sold scores of nearly every variety of modern high end, hard to find guitar ever made.  Every once in awhile I dabble in a new builder.  I can tell you that Leo Guitars can hang with anything in my inventory.  They are hand created.  Each is unique.  They are loaded with features and extras that take time, effort and money….no corners are cut.  They are lovingly created.  Tonally you achieve that magic 3D tone where it almost sounds like 2 instruments at once.

This Leo is drool-worthy.  The finish is a Black Charcoal Burst. The features are spectacular.  See the Pictures for a full Spec Sheet…but a summary is below:

  • 2018 Brand New w Warranty
  • Authorized Dealer
  • 1-PIece Eastern Flame Maple Neck
  • Eastern Flame Maple & Cedar Body
  • Ebony Board
  • C Neck w a 22mm – 24mm Depth
  • 1.69 Width & 12″ Radius
  • Compound Frets…this means the early frets are 6100 and they go to 6015 up the register.  LOVE this concept.  Allows higher notes to play easier and sound FULLER.
  • Nitro Finish
  • Carved Top
  • Double Bound!
  • Just 8lb-8oz
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2018 Leo Guitars – Standard Artisan Semi – Brand New – Auth Dlr

Brand New 2018 LEO “Standard Artisan Semi”.  Those of you who know me understand I’ve sold scores of nearly every variety of modern high end, hard to find guitar ever made.  Every once in awhile I dabble in a new builder.  I can tell you that Leo Guitars can hang with anything in my inventory.  They are hand created.  Each is unique.  They are loaded with features and extras that take time, effort and money….no corners are cut.  They are lovingly created.  Tonally you achieve that magic 3D tone where it almost sounds like 2 instruments at once.

This Leo is drool-worthy.  The finish is a Faded Cherry. The features are spectacular.  See the Pictures for a full Spec Sheet…but a summary is below:

  • 2018 Brand New w Warranty
  • Authorized Dealer
  • Cedar Neck
  • 4A Quilt Maple & Cedar Body
  • Madagascar Rosewood Board
  • C Neck w a 21.5mm – 23.5mm Depth
  • 1.68 Width & 12″ Radius
  • Compound Frets…this means the early frets are 6100 and they go to 6015 up the register.  LOVE this concept.  Allows higher notes to play easier and sound FULLER.
  • Nitro Finish
  • Carved Top
  • Just 6lb-8oz
  • Kloppmann ’59 Pickups

 

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2018 Leo Guitars : Standard ’59 – Brand New – Auth Dlr

Brand New 2018 LEO “Standard ’59”.  Those of you who know me understand I’ve sold scores of nearly every variety of modern high end, hard to find guitar ever made.  Every once in awhile I dabble in a new builder.  I can tell you that Leo Guitars can hang with anything in my inventory.  They are hand created.  Each is unique.  They are loaded with features and extras that take time, effort and money….no corners are cut.  They are lovingly created.  Tonally you achieve that magic 3D tone where it almost sounds like 2 instruments at once.

This Leo is drool-worthy.  The finish is a Dark Burst. The features are spectacular.  See the Pictures for a full Spec Sheet…but a summary is below:

  • 2018 Brand New w Warranty
  • Authorized Dealer
  • 1-Piece Cedar Neck
  • 4A Flame Maple & Cedar Body
  • Madagascar Rosewood Board
  • C Neck w a 22mm – 24mm Depth
  • 1.67 Width & 12″ Radius
  • Compound Frets…this means the early frets are 6100 and they go to 6015 up the register.  LOVE this concept.  Allows higher notes to play easier and sound FULLER.
  • Nitro Finish
  • Carved Top
  • Just 8lb-8oz
  • Amber Spirit of ’59 & P90 Pickups (Think open sounding and allowing woods to breath through)
  • Light Factory Aging

 

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2018 Wysocki Tele : Just 5lb-9oz – ANCIENT Woods!

Brand New 2018 Larry Wysocki Tele!  Crazy specs on this one.  Read on….you can look at D’Pergo, Detemple, Yaron, Lentz, Gustavsson but you won’t find this in any of them:

  • SOLID BODY:  Weights Just 5 lbs-9 oz
  • Brazilian Rosewood Board:  80+ Years Old
  • 1-Piece 150+yr Old Flat Sawn Birdseye Maple Neck
  • 1-Piece 100+yr Old Flat Sawn Swamp Ash Body
  • 12″ Radius
  • 1.67″ Nut Width
  • Medium Frets
  • C Neck Profile .83″-.945
  • Rolph Pickups:  Hand selected for THIS guitar

Larry Wysocki is THE “Go TO” guy for woods.  He has been doing this for 50-years.  All the major builders go to Larry when they have a high end order and need special stuff.  Larry picks the best of his stash for the few custom guitars he personally builds each year.  Larry scours the planet for the finest timber…..and YOU get the best of the best.

A D’Pergo with these specs would be (are you sitting) close to $20k…yup….and they can’t get this wood.   Larry has built guitars for major artists.  He typically only sells directly to A-list guys.   It is extremely rare to acquire a Wysocki new.  I am thankful for my relationship with Larry and hope to continue our friendship.

I have sold several Wysockis already…they have gone to folks with all the big names.  I have consistently heard that the Wysocki beats them all.

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2005 Gustavsson Bluesmaster (FAT MIDRANGE TONE on this one)

Rare 2005 Gustavsson Bluesmaster.  This is an extremely early and highly desirable version. People hoard the early JGs because they are regarded as the best era for this handmade instrument.  I have sold over 4 DOZEN JGs so there are few people with more experience.  A select few have a wonderful warm fat midrange..,…THIS ONE DOES.

I can tell you from experience that every single one of these guitars sounds quite different.  If you are spending this much money on a guitar, please take the time to find the right one for you.  Yes they are all good sounding….but they are all different.  Take the time and ask the seller about their guitar….and watch out for bs like ‘it’s like a great burst’ or ‘it blows away my r9’.  That doesn’t help you does it?  Maybe their R9 is scooped sounding and this is less scooped and you want a mid-hump.  See my point?

So this piece has some light wear (see the spec/condition sheet in the PICTURES) for all the details.

No major issues in my mind but if you want mint then this is not for you.  I try to describe my items accurately and take more time than any other seller to prepare a detailed document with weight, wear, and the best specs I can determine for each piece.  My feedback should assure you that the overwhelming majority of buyers agree.

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2018 Echopark Clarence Case Study – Macassar Ebony/Korina – BRAND NEW

Brand New – 2018 – Authorized Dealer – Full Warranty

This is a WOW guitar.   Think about being able to get something that is a piece of functional art.  Think about it being made by a builder to the stars.  Look at the special woods that most can’t even gain access to. Now think about what a stamped out ‘masterbuilt’ Fender sells for…or a plasticized PRS….and get this for the same or less than something that is made by mass customization.  If you look through my lens you will quickly realize what bargains EchoPark Case Study Guitars are.

This piece is one I’m not anxious to part with.  You can see all the specs in the PICTURES (see the sheet there).  I know you want info NOW so here…enough drama already:

  • 1-Piece Korina Back
  • Old Stock Bookmatched MACASSAR EBONY TOP
  • 1-Piece Flame Maple Neck
  • Old Stock Striped Gabon EBONY BOARD
  • .865″ – .945″ C-Profile Neck
  • Jescar Medium Frets
  • 1.66″ Width & 12″ Radius
  • 25.5″ Scale
  • EP Hum and J-Master Pickups
  • Bigsby B5
  • .033 Paper-in-Oil NOS Cap
  • Ivroid Binding
  • Polished Nitro Finish (THIN)
  • Just 8lb-6oz

 

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2018 Echopark ’59 Custom – Brand New – Auth Dealer!

BRAND NEW 2018 Echopark ’59 Custom!  Just in! This is a 1-off that Gabriel created.  It is loaded with custom features.  You have to just LOVE Echopark Guitars because they capture the essence of vintgage while thankfully addressing the shortcomings of the old instruments.  COMES WITH FACTORY WARRANTY.

Tonally they are consistent and you just don’t get a dead one.  Those of us who have dabbled in vintage & other boutique guitars know tonally they can be hit or miss…not so with Echopark.  I’ve yet to play a bad one.

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Here is a rundown of some key specs..but again there is a full listing if you see the pictures for our spec sheet:

  • 1 Piece Old Stock Honduran Mahogany Body
  • 1 Piece FULL TENON Mahogany Neck
  • C-profile Neck :  .905″ – 1.068″
  • Pau Ferro Board
  • Light Factory Aging
  • Just 6lb-10oz
  • Arcane Pickups
  • Custom Detroit Pehlam finish
  • Cert & Original Hardshell Case
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2018 EchoPark RAVEN III – Brand New – Auth Dealer

Brand New – Authorized Dealer – Full Factory Warranty!
Custom 1-off EchoPark Raven III loaded with hand crafted upgrades.  This is simply a dream to play.  You want some fat notes?  Full and rich harmonic content?  Sustain?  Playability like you dream of?  Try an Echopark and see why they are the brand that the pros are gravitating toward.

You can find all the Specs if you look in the pictures…there you will find a Spec Sheet. But I know you’re thirsty for details so here is your taste:

  • Just 8lb-4oz
  • Brand New
  • Arcane Hum/P90/P90
  • 1-Piece Slab Old Stock Honduran Mahogany Body
  • 1-Piece Long Tenon (upgrade) Honduran Mahogany Neck
  • Jescar 9055 Frets
  • 24.75″ Scale
  • 12″ Radius & 1-11/16″ Width
  • C Neck Profile .918″ – 1.09″
  • Bigsby B5

This is a Swiss Army Knife of tones.  You can roll back volume for some serious cleans and crank it up to push your amp wtih organic thrusting woody notes.  The old wood, fat neck and loving craftsmanship really translate.

Anyone can toss together something that they call a guitar.  Very few achieve a level where pros seek them out for instruments that will be played….Gabriel at Echopark had earned the respect of those with choices. Make an Echopark YOUR choice.

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Glendale Tele – AAA Flame LARGE Neck! Double Bound

Impossibly rare Glendale Double-Bound TELE!  This guitar features a 1-piece AAA Flame Maple Neck that is LARGE at .99″-1.02″…sort of a Soft V profile.  It just resonates till tomorrow.  The specs are otherwise familiar with a 1.65″ Nut width, 6105 Frets, 25.5″ Scale, 9.5 Radius and K-Style Tuners.

The body is Ash and finished in a NITRO and features factory aging to allow you some ‘oh I didn’t just bang it’ comfort. The pickups are a Lollar A3 GVCG in the Neck & a Mare 0038 in the bridge.  Of course there is a Glendale bridge.

SEE ALL THE SPECS & CONDITION IN THE PICTURES  – SPEC SHEET

Tonally this one has a wonderful fundamental tone that is extremely even.  The low E has a nice ring to it and doesn’t mud out.  What I LOVE about the guitar is how it has some nice snarl and can push an amp if you want.

These guitars are one of the best values in the market new…USED they are steals.

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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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Soloway LN6 Fledgeling 27″ Scale

Soloway 27″ Scale Length guitars are super clear and tight sounding.  They are articulate and chords just sound so full and elaborate.  It was a shame when Jim decided to stop creating his instruments.  Today they are hard to find and scooped up by those in the know.  Simple format, quality components, unique take on an electric guitar…and extremely ‘hearable’ difference in quaity tone.

The body of this piece is made of KORINA.  The entire guitar weights just 6lb-5oz. The Neck is Maple and it features a Macassar Ebony Board.  The tuners are 510 and they are about as smooth and true as any I’ve had.  The neck is a generous but not overwhelming .845″ – .945″ C profile.  The P90s are made by Vintage Vibe and have a nice snap to them.  The nut is a standard 1-11/16″ width and the frets are on the ‘heavy’ side but certainly not jumbo.

The guitar comes with a non-original padded bag.  It is from a nonsmoking environment and is in Excellent overall condition.  You can get a complete rundown of Specs & Condition in the PICTURES.

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Michael Stevens LJ Goldtop PROTO

What we have here is one of the single best guitars I’ve owned (of the thousands).  It was made FOR me in 2007 by Michael Stevens (founder of Fender Custom Shop) in his TX workshop.  It is a Prototype for a singlecut trem model.  It is absolutely the most musical sounding singlecut I’ve played.  This guitar is not to be confused with the team built ‘Fender’ production models that came much earlier.  This is a true MICHAEL piece.

For those who follow at home, I’ve sold 28 Stevens guitars.  I have vast experience with them and can help you determine if the tonal aspects of this one meet your needs.  I can tell you these others won’t hit the market anytime soon and are typically locked away in collections (I put them there..I know).   This is a unique opportunity to get one at a discount vs. the price new.

Again, this is hand crafted with hand shaped Honduran Mahogany Soft V Neck with a .88-1.02″ Depth.  Just look at the perfect TV finish on the back of this guitar.  Michael did this himself..it’s not outsourced like so many other ‘builders’.  The board is a beautiful Brazilian Rosewood...again this is good wood not some leftovers that pass as BRW.  The headstock overlay is also Brazilian Rosewood.  The back of the guitar has a wonderful body contour that makes playing the instrument SO easy sitting or standing.   Speaking of comfort, this one weighs in at a perfect 8lb-10oz.

This masterpiece is a tyipical LP Scale.  The frets are a tallish-medium size & the neck is 1.70″ in Width.  12″ Radius and Sperzel Locking Tuners (replaced tips).  The pickups are not original, I replaced the Lollars with Peter Florence Voodoo 59s (Non-splitting) because I find them more open and clear.  Of course the guitar is hand finished in a vintage GOLDTOP with fantastic binding and hand painted knobs.  I had Michael add a PRS Sweet Switch to the volume (pull to engage) to add a touch of warmth when needed.  I love this mod feature.

Speaking of features, let’s discuss the Trem.  It’s called a Skyway.  Why did I select it?….simple.  It is TOP MOUNTED.  Look at the back of the guitar…no wood is missing. Just a touch of wood needs to be removed from the top in order to fit a guitar with one of these.  NO spring noise.  ALSO, it feels and acts like a fixed bridge.  THE most comfortable bridge to rest your palm on…hands down.  If you are not a trem guy…no issue…it won’t come into play.  If you ARE a trem guy then a SKYWAY is SMOOTH and even.  It’s not clunky and choppy.  You can bend down and slightly up with ease and precision.  VERY innovative and many of the major boutique builders used them at one point before they became impossible to procure.

You can see the conditiion is VG+ with just touches of wear here and there.  The guitar comes complete with the original hardshell case.  It has lived in nonsmoking environments.

YOU CAN SEE A DETAILED CONDITION REPORT IN THE PICTURES.

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Detemple Strat – THIS one has some upper echelon tone!

And sometimes men must make choices that others would not…..this guitar is such a case.  Heralded by me as a ‘top Detemple tonally’ guitar, this one was sold to a great friend/customer….fast forward and this gentleman decided to pursue more acoustic play…while I pleaded with him not to part with this he decided it had to be….so he loses an irriplacable guitar and you gain a chance to acquire it.

I have had a huge percentage of Detemples’ production (nice use of apostrophe there huh…kid’s SAT prep paying off).   They all sound different.  I love this one because it has that Jangle while maintaining the fatness we all crave.  Super super super alive guitar that is wicked fun to play.

Along the way someone took the finish off the back of the neck & now it has a ‘satin’ feel.  SUPER smooth and fast.  I happen to LOVE this feel.  The neck is a nice large typical Detemple Soft-V at .91″ to .95″.  The radius is 9.5 and width 1-11/16″ .  The weight is a great 7lb-7oz.  You will find some titanium parts on this one.  A bit of wear outlined in the Spec/Condition sheet but overall a nice nonsmoking instrument with original hard case.

I’ve discounted this one for the wear/neck finish removal…but I should charge a premium because I like the feel of this one so much better.

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Fender Custom Shop LJ – Michael Stevens : Extremely Limited Production RARE COLLECTIBLE

Impossibly rare Fender Custom Shop LJ which was made in the early 1990s by the by Michael Stevens as their answer to the Les Paul. This was an extremely limited production instrument made by hand (much of it by Mike Stevens himself).  For those who don’t know, Michael Stevens was honored by Fender with his own “Founder’s Design” guitar…he also makes his own branded instruments and has a been backordered since I was in 4th grade.  Many regard Michael Stevens as the greatest living electric guitar luthier.

These feature hand carved tops and hand carved necks. Typical Mahogany/Maple body & Maple Neck w Rosewood Board. The top on this one is extremely unique. Subtle but extremely alive looking and not boring.

The neck on this is more like a typical Fender than a Gibson so think of this as the Gibson you WISH Fender made.  The profile is .836″ – .986″ and 1.70″ width with a 12″ Radius.

This guitar is THICK sounding.  The fattest one I’ve heard (and I’ve had DOZENS of these).  The current pickups are Tom Holmes that were professionally installed.  The original Dimarzios are included.

Overall the condition is clean but there is wear indicating use of its 25 year life.  You can see all the Specs & Condition in the PICTURES.

These are extremely collectible for a reason. Great instruments made with a whole different set of rules than your typical Fender.

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