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Fender Custom Shop 1951 Ltd Ed HS Relic Tele (mid-2018 Collection)

Mid-2018 Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition 1951 HS Relic Telecaster in Mint “-” Condition with Cert & Case Candy.   OF course it has the original Fender Custom Shop Hardshell Case & even the build sheet from the shop floor.   Nonsmoking home use only.

This guitar is one of the easiest playing I’ve had in a LONG time (and I am a dealer of high end boutique instruments).  SUPER resonant with a wonderful ’56 V Profile Neck measuring .94″ – .97″.  The Radius is compound.  The nut is 1.65″.  No fretwear.

The pickups are a FACTORY Duncan Seth Lover in the Neck and a Handwired Crushed Blackguard Tele in the Bridge.  The weight is a wonderful 7lb-00oz.

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2002 Fender SRV Stratocaster

2002 Fender SRV Stratocaster in Excellent Nonsmoking Condition with Original Case AND YES THE TREM BAR (in case but not pictured). These guitars are a tremendous value on the used market especially in this clean condition.  They are loud unplugged and amplified.  The pickups are powerful and clear without being mush.  The low E string stays nice and tight even when you pound on it. Great chimes from the in-between positions.  You can find other strats but this is tonally worth 3x its price.

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Fibenare Basic Jazz (Carved Top) w Rosewood Neck

Fibenare Guitars are the best value new in the marketplace.  Hand created one-at-a-time by 3 brothers using old world craftsmanship.  The tops are bookmatched Flame Maple and hand Carved.  Ghe backs is 1-piece Mahogany.  The neck is a 1-Piece Rosewood with a Satin Finish.  The Binding on the Neck is WOOD and the pickups are surrounded by WOOD rings.  The nut is BRASS for increased sustain.  Everything is thought out and details are ADDED not subtracted during the creation of these guitars.

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This guitar is from a nonsmoking environment and comes with its original hardshell case.  It features hand wound pickups that are very similar to my ears to PAFs with just enough bite but with overarching clarity.  The overall weight of this instrument is just 7lb-07oz.  It truly is a work of playable art that is a financial steal in this condition used.  Think about it, you can’t purchase a stamped out CNC partscaster for this price. I’ve sold dozens upon dozens of Fibenares both New & Used (I am an Authorized Dealer). I believe in their products.

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Glendale Singlecut : Just 7lb-1oz w Amalfitano Pickups

1-off Glendale Singlecut LP Style.  This is made of unique woods and is a Tele players DREAM Les Paul.  The body is Roasted Paluwonia (think Swamp Ash with bite) and a bookmatched Flame Maple Top.  The neck is time consuming 3-piece Flame Maple construction. The frets are Tall/Thin and the Neck is a wonderful “C” .853″ – .944″ (not too large).

The pickups in this beauty are Amalfitano.  The guitar weighs in at just 7lb-01oz and comes with its original hardshell case.  The Board is Ebony and the width is 1-11/16″ with a 24.75″ Scale and 12″ Radius.   Really a Tele in a LP Body.

Tonally you will find this has wonderful thick-midrange snap and growl along with a top end that is full yet not ear splitting.  It cuts through a mix and naturally pushes a vintage amp just to the point of breakup without pedals.

There IS wear on this one but it was so cool I had to grab it.  See the pictures for more details (AND THE SPEC SHEET in 3rd PICTURE).

There are many dings and nicks and scuffs on this piece.  It is player grade but the top of the guitar is actually pretty clean.  Really just the sides/edges/back that took wear likely from playing with a buckle.  Overall if you’ve amassed a collection of gear and you’re looking for a different flavor then THIS IS IT.

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Echopark LA ARROYO Case Study w/ BRAZ TOP – Brand New

Echopark La Arroya Case Study – whopping BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD TOP (Old Growth Bookmatched).  See why celebs play these guitars.  There are a lot of internet forum fave guitars…but ask yourself why doesn’t anyone actually use them?….well, because the celebs are choosing Echopark.

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Consider these specs:

  • Just 8lb-9 oz
  • Old Growth LONG TENON Korina NECK
  • Old Stock ZIRCOTE fretboard
  • 1-Piece Old Stock MAHOGANY Body
  • Old Growth Bookmatched BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD TOP
  • Gold Dot MOP Markers
  • Bovine Bone Nut
  • Celluloid Tortoise Nitrate Guard
  • Medium C ’59 Profile Neck (.89″ – 1.04″)
  • Arcane custom wound pickups
  • Jescar 9055 Frets
  • 1-11/16″ Nut
  • Brand New with WARRANTY, Cert & Original Hardshell Case
  • 24.75″ Scale
  • Herringbone Purfling
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Echopark LA CARNE Case Study – BRAND NEW! Braz RW TOP & Board!

Echopark La Arroya Case Study – whopping BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD TOP (Old Growth Bookmatched).  This instrument is the pinnacle of Gabriels’ skills.  The combination of woods and pickups and construction yield an guitar with the PERFECT blend of snappy highs, midrange presence and warm tight lows.  This is simply stated a DESERT ISLAND GUITAR.  See why celebs play these guitars.  There are a lot of internet forum fave guitars…but ask yourself why doesn’t anyone actually use them?….well, because the celebs are choosing Echopark. 

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Consider these specs:

  • Just 7lb-1 oz
  • Reclaimed Victorian Era MAHOGANY Neck
  • Old Stock BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD fretboard
  • Old Stock MAHOGANY Body
  • Old Growth Bookmatched BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD TOP
  • ABALONE Purfling with IVROID BINDING
  • Bovine Bone Nut
  • Celluloid Tortoise Nitrate Guard
  • Paper in Oil Caps .033 NOS
  • Medium C ’59 Profile Neck (.88″ – 1.04″)
  • Arcane custom wound pickups
  • Jescar 9055 Frets
  • 1-11/16″ Nut
  • Brand New with WARRANTY, Cert & Original Hardshell Case
  • 24.75″ Scale
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HYSTERIA Dharium – BRAND NEW Auth Dealer (Loaded with SPECS!)

Offset guitar lovers UNITE!  Here we have a Brand New (with Warranty) HYSTERIA Dharium in distressed white finish.  These hand crafted instruments are affordable luxury.  They are LOADED with top quality woods and construction.  Hysteria is a brand trying to carve out its niche…intro pricing is barely above costs in an effort to build awareness and gain a foothold.  Consider these specs:

  • 1-Piece Cedar Body (ruokangas and many high end users are turning to Cedar for its tonal properties and light weight).
  • Just 6lb-8oz
  • WENGE Fretboard
  • LOLLAR goldfoil pickups
  • HIPSHOT Locking Tuners
  • Custom machined “Hysteria” Bridge
  • 25.5″ Scale
  • 1.67″ Nut Width
  • “C” Profile Neck measuring .905″ – .99″ (think ’59 LP)
  • Factory Aging
  • Certificate of Authenticity
  • Hardshell Case
  • 12 Radius
  • Heavy Frets
  • BRAND NEW with FACTORY WARRANTY!

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The last one of these I got in sold in a few days.  Let’s get another into the hands of a loving owner. You can see I carry the highest end modern boutique guitars…I don’t carry junk….grab a bargain when you see one pal…you have been spoken to

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JET Earlewood – EARLY Serial # 012

Here is a VERY early JET (Serial Number 012) hand created JET Earlewood made 1-at-a-time by a luthier.  Super collectible because Jet Guitars have cultivated a lasting following spurred on by these early guitars.  Think about how cool it would be to have serial #12 PRS…these early works were labors of love by a luthier who did not even know his work would be accepted by the marketplace.  Here wer are a couple hundred production guitars into the future and the design remains largely untouched….again making the early examples that much more coveted.

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This masterpiece features a 1-piece Mahogany Body and Bookmatched Quilt Maple Top.  The neck is a hugely time consuming and toneful 3-Piece Mahogany construction.  The entire set neck, carved top package weighs in at just 8lbs-2 ounce.  The neck is a perfect .82″ – .867″ “D” Profile.  Because of the early nature of this piece it comes with an original case but they were not JET Logo at this period of time.

This instrument is clean and from a smoke free environment.  Check our feedback because you will see I specialize in instruments such as this.  We sell clean high grade boutique guitars with low mileage.  Our prices make luxury affordable vs. getting it new and taking a huge hit financially if you don’t bond with a piece.

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2018 Gibson Custom Shop ’59 Les Paul RI VOS

2018 Gibson Custom Shop ’59RI VOS in Near Mint Condition with Cert & Original Hard Case/Tags/Unsigned Warranty Card.  From a nonsmoking home environment.  Barely played and then traded to me because I’m a store and that’s what we do here.

The weight is a perfect 8lb-06oz.  This LP has the VOS finish.  No fretware.  NO repairs or issues that stand out.  I try to detail the wear on all my guitars and this just has some light tough wear that I can’t even describe or photograph.  Many use the term “showroom new” to describe an instrument that has been played but not dinged or damaged….might be the right term for this one.

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2016 Echopark El Cabillo CASE STUDY

I’ve had about a dozen Echoparks and THIS is the best so far.  What I love is the how light this one is and how it just sounds slightly more alive and more zingy than the others I’ve had.  It just plays SO well.  I find myself able to do things cleanly that I always mess up.   New this was over $7500.   It is in Near Mint condition and comes with it’s original hard case & Cert.

The neck on this guitar is a Med-Rounded (as specified in the included spec sheet).  Typically EP necks can be quite large….if you want a ‘large’ but not ‘ginormous’ neck then don’t sleep on this guitar.  The shape is a wonderful V-to-C with a 12″ Radius and 1-11/16″ Width.  The Frets at Jescar 9055.  The Tuners are Open Back Grover “Pre-War”.

The weight is just 7lb-5oz.  The Body is 1-piece OLD Honduran QUARTER SAWN Mahogany.   The Firebird pickup is freaking the perfect balance between P90-and-Hum.   I believe this is one of the few EPs with an uncovered bridge pickup.  Maybe that’s why it’s slightly more zingy?

Couple of other things of note.  Pots are CTS and the finish is Nitro (of course.

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2018 Echopark Clarence Case Study – Brand New – Striped Gabon Ebony Board!

Brand New!  Factory Warranty! Authorized Dealer!  2018 Echopark Clarence CASE STUDY.  Gabriel outdid himself on this masterpiece.  Just LOOK at the unique woods such as the Gabon Striped Ebony Board!….OH and it’s OLD STOCK/OLD Growth!   Look at the Old Stock Michical Burled Cherry Top & That luscious Korina!  The 1-piece Flame Maple Neck feels SOOOO nice.  It has a Soft V to C Medium Profile.   The guitar is balanced on your lap or on a strap.  The Bridge pickup cuts and can really push an amp OR clean up and play clear.  The neck is so fat and warm…mmmmm.

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2010 Gustavsson Futuremaster – Historic Makeovers Refin!

One of my favorite guitars is a Gustavsson Futuremaster.  Slab Korina Body….nice full ’59 LP Neck….Brazilian Board…..Simple format yet SO much more musical than your typical “Jeff Beck” format.  Maybe it’s the hand selected Korina (1-Piece Bodies like these are impossible to find these days)….maybe it’s the nitro finish.  Maybe it’s the construction expertise that Johan Gustavsson has perfected over 30+ years of building.

Whatever it is, the Futuremaster just simply captures what you dreamed this format could.   The korina provides that snap of a F style guitar but the GROWL of a LP.  It really is THE perfect wood of choice for a slab body instrument.  The Mahogany format can get too dark.  The Ash can lack oomph.  Alder is bright because ” ’tis Alder” (as Michael Stevens once told me).

This particular guitar was sent to Historic Makeovers for a Refinish to Aged Oxblood.  The former owner was going for THE ultimate Beck Style Guitar.  The pickups were swapped out for Bare Knuckles (not labeled so not certain of the model….and NO I do not have the originals).   To my ears, these pickups have a touch more push than the wolfetones that were likely in this instrument (frankly I find Wolfetones harsh in these guitars so I can see why the pickups were swapped out).

The Case is a MONO heavily padded bag which in my mind is superior to the ill-fitting Hiscock Cases….again the former owner (and I) viewed the case as a major upgrade.

You can see all the Specs & Detailed Condition in the Pictures

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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 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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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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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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2017 Fender Custom Shop NAMM ’63 Heavy Relic T

COOL As F Alert!  Just can’t get enough of this one.  It’s a 2017 NAMM Guitar from the Fender Custom Shop.  SPARKLE SEAFOAM GREEN that is aged to crap…LOL!  Let me tell you it is freaking SO cool to play….how cool you ask…I kept the matching Strat in my collection (needed a strat have a ’51 nocaster so zip it).   I mean I have had Masterbuilts and boutiques and everything (see my site)…..THIS is cream of the crop in TONE, LOOKS and PLAYABILITY.

All the Specs are in the PICTURES (SEE THE SHEET).  I know you love details so here are just a few:

  • SELECT LIGHTWEIGHT ASH BODY
  • Just 6lb-14oz
  • 1-PIece Flame Maple Neck
  • 1.65″ Radius
  • COMPOUND RADIUS 9.5″ – 12″
  • .83″ – .985″ Neck Profile!….SUPER cool
  • Comes with CERT/TAG/STRAP/OHSC
  • Nonsmoking Home 1-owner
  • NITRO FINISH
  • ORIGINAL Hand Wound Twisted T pickups
  • Sparkle Sea Foam GREEN!
  • 2017 NAMM Presentation Guitar
  • 6105 Frets
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2004 Gustavsson Bluesmaster : 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.  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.    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 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.

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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Echopark Clarence Special – 2018 BRAND NEW – Authorized Dealer

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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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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 Fodera CARVED TOP Imperial Custom: Massive Upgrades – Throbaks/Braz/Waverly/RS Pots

BRAND NEW Fodera Carved Top Imperial Custom with MASSIVE Upgrades.  I tricked my orders out with everything I could think of vs. the standard specs.  This is Brand New with Warranty.  I am an Authorized Dealer.

If you don’t know Fodera, just ask what the best basses in the world are….Fodera.  These guitars are based upon 30+ years making instruments by hand 1-at-a-time for musicians covering all territories.  These guitars are created not stamped out.  Each is spec’d to achieve ergonomic & tonal perfection.

I can honestly say the only guitar that rivaled this was a Sakashta ($30k) that passed through my store.  The notes on Fodera Guitars are musical and smooth.  Full and even up and down.  No annoying frequencies.  Piano-like notes.  Smooth frets that you glide along.  Open sounding notes that just fill the space.  The guitar plays well with everything from my vintage amp stash to my Bogner.

This is NOT a typical build either.  I paid thousands extra to get upgrades factory installed at the time of build.  Check out this piece:

  • Just 7lb-01oz
  • Koa Top
  • Mahogany Body & Neck
  • BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD BOARD
  • Waverly Open Back Tuners
  • RS Pots & Caps
  • THROBAK SLE-101 Pickups
  • 12 Radius
  • Med/Lg Frets
  • C Neck Profile (’59 LP)
  • Certificate of Authenticity
  • Original Hardshell FODERA Logo Case
  • 24.75″ Scale
  • 3 Way Switching without coil tap (coil tapping ruins tone)
  • BRAND NEW WITH FACTORY WARRANTY
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Fodera Custom Emperor 5 Bass! 65 Year Old Woods!

This is one cool piece!  Fodera Custom Emperor in Trans-Red!   The thing about this guitar is that the woods were 65-years old before the guitar was made.  There is the optional Macassar Ebony Ramp included.  Also there is the Mike Pope preamp.  Abalone Inlays too!    The pickups are Duncan Hot Wound Jazz.  The weight is a fantastic 10lbs even.  The guitar was refretted in 2016 with Heavy Frets.

Overall the guitar is extremely clean with just some very light feather surface contact scratches (the kind you only see in the light) and maybe a ding or 2.  The original case is inlcuded but it has some wear on it.  There is something written on the case indicating Atlantic Records NYC; not sure if this was used in a studio or not.  The Low B is REALLY clear and doesn’t fart out or get lost.

You don’t find many Foderas in this color.  The upgrades and old woods make this a must have. F

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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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Hysteria T1 Military Drone – BRAND NEW – Authorized Dealer

If you love unique & handcrafted then check out the latest addition to the PrimeGuitars.com stable.   This is a Hysteria brand instrument crafted from Stainless Steel!  The components are all top quality (Lollar Pickups, Mono Padded Soft Bag, Graph Tech Bridge, Hipshot locking tuners).  The body, knobs, pickup covers are expertly crafted by hand.  The result is a Trussart Killer that costs a lot less.

This piece features 25.5″ Scale & 12″ Radius with a 1-11/16″ Nut Width.  The frets are wide fat sort of like a Les Paul.  The pickups are Lollar “Raw Power”.  The guitar comes with a hand written cert (it’s actually a cavity cover too).  This is a 1-off I had built to my specs.

Tonally think warm and airy.  If you are tired of aniemic reflective guitars then this is for you.

SEE ALL THE SPECS IN THE PICTURES – SPEC/CONDITION SHEET IS LOCATED THERE

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