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Duesenberg Starplayer TV-IP Iced PEARL

WOW condition Duesenburg Starplayer TV-IP.  The “IP” stands for….you guessed it…”Iced Pearl”.  From a smoke free environment.  Wonderful piece that includes its original hardshell case.   Very light wear on this one.

SEE COMPLETE SPEC & CONDITION SHEET IN THE 3rd PAGE.  

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Danocaster TELE – Klein Pickups

Dano TELE  featuring an Alder Body and Rosewood Board.  .845″ – .97″ Neck Profile.  No Fretwear.  Klein PIckups.  Weighs Just 7lb-5oz.

Super guitar.  Resonant and has that bite we just LOVE in a tele…but cleans up ever-so-nicely.  Wear appears to be a combination of factory & user.  Always hard to parse out which is which.

See complete Specs & Condition in the 3rd pic.

Couple things to note (1) no tag because likely pre-dates tags.  (2) Case is a hard after-market with a big gash in it. (3) Three of the bridge screw heads snapped off….came with one snapped & 2 others just snapped off when I tried to remove the bridge to inspect.  I sent the guitar to Hogy (KOMET AMPS) who is one of the most respected restoration men alive.  He removed the stubs, repaired the holes and redrilled/reinstalled the bridge.  A-grade, no expense spared repair.

Buy from THE trusted source for boutique gear.  For over 13 years, THOUSANDS of customers have selected Prime Guitars because we carry the finest in clean boutique gear.  We are an online store specializing in the coolest and hardest to find gear.  Why take a chance buying from a ‘random’ when you can deal with a proven entity.

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Danocaster STRAT – How COOL is Inca Silver! This one sounds FAT!

013 Danocaster STRAT in WOW Inca Silver!  Body appears to be Ash.  Chunky C .86″ – .935″ Neck .  YES the trem bar is in the case!  YES it hgas te original case.  Sorry, no tag (might pre-date them).  Custom 64 Pickups.  I just LOVE the tone of this one.  VERY full and fat while retaining the jangle we all crave.

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Buy from THE trusted source for boutique gear.  For over 13 years, THOUSANDS of customers have selected Prime Guitars because we carry the finest in clean boutique gear.  We are an online store specializing in the coolest and hardest to find gear.  Why take a chance buying from a ‘random’ when you can deal with a proven entity.

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2017 Danocaster SINGLE CUT Esquire!  My FAVORITE Guitar of 2019

2017 Danocaster SINGLE CUT Esquire! My FAVORITE Guitar of 2019

Ahhh the emails I’ll likely get on this one….not the usual “weight” (even though it’s listed in the spec sheet…not the usual “shipping to Ukraine” (even though it’s stated in the listing”….not the usual “trade for my POS that listed for $3999 and sold retail for $1400 but we won’t think you’re smart enought to know that so we’ll try to pick you off by $2500″….

Why is it my favorite?  Just feels like perfection in my hands.  Just sling this thing around.  Love how the double bound body feels against my arm and hand.  The neck is nice and full and smooth to the touch.  The Budz/Dano 10k pickup just hits like a Mike Tyson body blow until you roll off the volume then ahhhhhhhhh like velvet flowers in a Sweet Tart field of happy.

I toyed with keeping this…it wants to be part of my family…it pleaded…but alas, we are a store…we are in the MOVING business NOT the STORAGE business.  We must resist…must resist…..

SEE ALL THE SPECS, WEIGHT and CONDITION in the PICTURES (3rd PICTURE).

Buy from THE trusted source for boutique gear.  For over 13 years, THOUSANDS of customers have selected Prime Guitars because we carry the finest in clean boutique gear.  We are an online store specializing in the coolest and hardest to find gear.  Why take a chance buying from a ‘random’ when you can deal with a proven entity.

SORRY NO TRADES.

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Danocaster Double Cut STRATOCASTER

2013 Danocaster Double Cut STRAT!  OMG this is a full rich sounding one!  DO you want a fat sounding guitar?….tired of strats that sound like an acoustic with an EVH pickup in it?  THIS is your one!

Maybe it’s the FULL STEEL BLOCK trem that this has from the factory?

Maybe the Kerry Learned PIckups…WOW….boy they clean up nicely when the volume is turned down.

Maybe it’s the Soft-V Neck that bubbles in your hands?

Maybe it’s the fact that this has been played and is broken in but remains clean enough for us to carry (we only carry clean gear!)

SEE ALL THE SPECS, WEIGHT and CONDITION in the PICTURES (3rd PICTURE).

Buy from THE trusted source for boutique gear.  For over 13 years, THOUSANDS of customers have selected Prime Guitars because we carry the finest in clean boutique gear.  We are an online store specializing in the coolest and hardest to find gear.  Why take a chance buying from a ‘random’ when you can deal with a proven entity.

SORRY NO TRADES.

 

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Collings CL with THROBAK ER-Custom-MXV Pickups : Just 7lb-15oz

Collings CL in EXCELLENT Condition with Original AMERITAGE HARD CASE from a SMOKE FREE Environment.   This one has the coveted Throbak ER-CUSTOM-MXV Pickups!  Weighs only 7lb-15oz!  Look at the top on this!   New these are mid-$5ks…WE are the ONLY dealer or seller on the planet to lay out such specific details on the condition & specs of our pieces.

SEE COMPLETE SPEC & CONDITION SHEET in 3rd PICTURE! Trust me..it has all the info you are looking for.

Buy from THE trusted source for boutique gear.  For over 13 years, THOUSANDS of customers have selected Prime Guitars because we carry the finest in clean boutique gear.  We are an online store specializing in the coolest and hardest to find gear.  Why take a chance buying from a ‘random’ when you can deal with a proven entity.

SORRY NO TRADES.

 

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Brian Monty Bluesmaster – Reviewed in Vintage Guitar Magazine

Brian Monty Bluesmaster in Excellent “-“/VG”+” Condition.   This is from a nonsmoking environment andhas no major issues but some play wear outlined in the Spec/Condition Sheet (Please see pictures for the Sheet).

The key to this instrument is how woody it sounds. Brian makes each guitar himself and uses select hand chosen woods.  He finishes each in a thin nitro to allow the woods to breath and the tone to flow.  I am aware that Brian is the subject of an article in Vintage Guitar Magazine because his work is renowned amongst those who search for modern masterpieces.

Couple of key features on this one:

  • C Neck Profile .88″ – .95″
  • No Fretwear
  • Some nicks and wear detailed in pictures and/or the spec sheet
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2011 Baker B3 Fire

Baker B3 Fire with upgraded KINMAN Noiseless P90s!  From Smoke Free Environment.  Comes with Orange Form Fit plush caase & Build Sheet/Tags/tools.   Super resonant and exciting guitar to play.  Fat full tones.

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Tom Anderson Drop Top – Light Tiger Eye Burst!

Probably not a more iconic boutique guitar than a Tom Anderson Drop Top.  These are so often copied but nothing achives the level of “tight” that a Tom Anderson does.  Tonally consistent like few other brands.  Each is a unique piece despite them being produced in decent quantities.  They were my first non-PRS boutique and they hold a special place in my heart.

This piece is from 2011 and is super clean & from a smoke free environment.  Of course it comes with the original hardshell case (and YES the TREM BAR).  The finish is unique….Light Tiger Eye Burst for those who want a fresh color but not an ‘easter egg’.    The pickup configurations on this allow you to make it your grab and go.

I LOVE these guitars through modeling amps such as an Axe FX.  I tried this through my AxeIII and the results are amazing.  You truly achieve Strat, LP and even LP Jr Tones. SUPER snappy and punch when you want and thick and chewy when you need to change pace.

You can see all the Specs & Condition in the 3rd Picture.  Buy from the trusted source for boutique gear. For over 13 years we have supplied thousands of rare modern pieces to players around the globe….or you could take a shot and get something from some ‘random’…..

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Carson Hess Tele

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2015 Brua Phantom Pharaon – Gold Leaf

Pierrick Brua is a master luthier from France who has been building droolworthy instruments since 1993.  So skilled is Mr Brua that in 2007 he won the highly coveted “Meleur Ouvrier de France” Award bestowed upon the finest craftsman in France.   A graduate of the Roberto Venn School in Phoenix, Mr Brua makes fine Archtops, Acoustics and electrics.   These instruments are typically 1-off works of art that are rarely available on the primary or secondary markets.

I was lucky to acquire this 2015 custom Phantom Pharaon that was finished in a labor intensive GOLD FLAKE.  Visually it looks like tiny sheets of gold are layed upon each other and a thin finish placed over top to preserve the look.  The components on this piece are ‘spare no expense’ varities.  For example, Mr Brua had Benedetti wind custom pickups for this instrument.  The Gotoh trem has a custom designed hydraulic spring system that allows smooth flowing bends.  The neck has scalloped upper frets to allow ease of playability and sustain where many guitars typically fart out.

SEE THE ATTACHED PICTURES FOR A SPEC/CONDITION/FEATURE SHEET

Mr Brua uses CTS Pots for his instruments. The guitar is housed in a custom form fit flight case.  From a wear standpoint, there are very minor things outlined in the Spec Sheet (see the pictures).

If you are done with the run of the mill and want something that you can admire and enjoy for a lifetime, this is worthy of consideration.

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Detemple ’52 Tele : Zsa Zsa Black !

VERY early Detemple Tele from 2005 here.  These early guitars are coveted because they were made by Mike himself as he got off the ground.  This one is an Ash body with a Flame Maple Neck.  1-11/16″ Width and 7.25″ Radius.  Nice full V neck profile to die for!  Sweet Spot pickups and of course the original hardshell case.

I acquired this guitar AND it’s twin (Strat) many years ago from the original owner.  Both were weather checked during transit (due to thin nitro).  I had me a bright ideeeaaaa….I sent them to Mike and had him refinish them both in his famed Zsa Zsa black (named after his beloved cat).  This black finish is extremely rare because it’s so hard to apply.  This was the first Zsa Zsa black tele.  There was no structural issues just a color change.  Since the change the guitar actually sounded better to my ears (fuller)…not sure why.

See all the specs and condition in the attached sheet.  Happy to help you identify if this guitar is tonally what you’re looking for vs. the dozens of other DTs I’ve had.

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