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Taku SAKASHTA 17″ Archtop – Loaded with BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD!

Taku SAKASHTA 17″ Archtop – Loaded with BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD!

Taku Sakashta masterpiece!  An impossibly rare custom 17″ Archtop from a 1-owner collection.  Amazing story accompanies this piece.  The owner inherited a Brazilian Rosewood bed; Taku was SO interested in the wood that he took in the entire bed in partial exchange for this piece.  SO this very guitar has genuine FURNITURE GRADE BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD !  Taku used the rest of the wood in other pieces.  The top is German Spruce.

ALL the dark woods shown are the Furniture Grade Brazilian Rosewood.  Board, Tailpiece, Binding, Bridge, Neck Heal, Headstock overlays and pickguard.

The final product weighs just 5lb-10oz.  IT literally took 4.5 years to complete showing the perfectionist work ethic Taku embodied.

The tailpiece is totally floating and it is custom created to match the curvature of the top & allow for a strap.

Even the pot for the single volume control is a super expensive one from a medical device company.  No expense was spared here.  Nothing but the finest in details, woods and of course craftsmanship.

Custom form fit Calton Case is included of course.

The only consideration of note is the owner had Taku inlay his name at the 12th fret. Most will elect to keep this feature as a sign of provenance; however, it is an easy task for your luthier (at your expsense and risk) to swap this out for the inlay of your choice.

This piece has no fretwear and no repairs.  Only the very slightest faint ‘contact’ hairline swirls on the back (NO not buckle rash…just touch swirls from super light contact).

Whether you are a player, artist or collector THIS is an investment grade piece for your collection.  You many never have this opportunity to acquire another.  Total 1-off.

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2004 Taku SAKASHTA Jam Master Custom – Collector Clean !

2004 Taku SAKASHTA Jam Master Custom – Collector Clean !

2004 Taku Sakashta Jam Master Custom 24-Fret Semi.   THE rarest of Taku’s offerings.   The woods and intricate construction will awe even non-guitarists.   1-owner from a smoke free environment with Calton Case.   No issues and no repairs.  WOW is the only word to describe the tone…spongy springy warm organic and snappy all at the same time.  This is a nuance player’s DREAM.  The Dumble of guitars in your hands.  You will likely NEVER find another.

Simply stated, this truly is playable art.  Sadly there will be no more of these produced and the VERY few that exist are locked in collections.  This is a 1-owner piece from a smoke free environment.  Barely played.  Original Hardshell Case that is a work of art itself.

People often aske me what I believe to be the most collectible and investment worthy modern pieces…..Sakashta Guitars are always my answer.

The solidbodies which are more readily available have sold in the mid-and upper-$40k’s.  We have placed several.  The Jam Master Custom was a higher and more costly offering.  There were only A COUPLE EVER PRODUCED.  The condition of this piece is near mint with just the lightest of ‘touch’.  Don’t let this pass you by and forever wonder when it will resurface.

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PRS Artist 1 – Serial #221  1992   Collector Clean!

PRS Artist 1 – Serial #221 1992 Collector Clean!

Another PRS Collector Quality Guitar!  From smoke free, gig free environment.    You are looking at a PRS Artist I from 1992.  This is serial # 221.

It has no breaks or funny business.  Weighs just over 8.5 pounds.  Comes with its Original Hard Case (no tag or trem bar).  Just a tiny little touch of some fret wear on the 2nd to 4th frets is about all I can find on this one.  Check our feedback and see our descriptions are accurate!

You could buy a new PRS …sure…or a Suhr or Tyler and pay about the same….or you can get a true collectible that is in Excellent Condition (you don’t have to settle for player’s grade vintage) PLUS this is SOOOOOOO much cooler than the new ones.

Buy from THE trusted source for boutique gear.  For over 14 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.

We offer our expert selection process…..benefit from US searching the world for clean, rare items…we test them…we vet them….YOU save time, energy and the pain of those ‘great deals’ gone wrong.

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1987 PRS Signature!  Collector Clean!   Tubular Quilt!  WOW Piece!

1987 PRS Signature! Collector Clean! Tubular Quilt! WOW Piece!

Uber-rare 1987 PRS Signature.  In Excellent + Condition with Original Case of course.  Comes with Trem Bar.   Collectors take note of the impossibly rare TUBULAR QUILT on this.   Original pickups.  Fresh from a collection.

Early PRS Guitars are unique enough…but you almost NEVER find them in this condition AND with this type of top.   7lb-15oz if you must know….

With the rise in price of modern production pieces, these super early PRS Guitars have suddenly become bargains.  Think about it…for the price of a stamped out Fender or Gibson or even SUHR you can own a  hand made collectible with proven staying power.

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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1989 PRS CU24 in Bonni Pink!  All Original Collector Condition

1989 PRS CU24 in Bonni Pink! All Original Collector Condition

See more info here!   https://reverb.grsm.io/33417528-paul-reed-smith-custom-24-bonni-pink-1989

Super rare 1989 PRS Custom in Bonni PInk with a WOW tight flame.  Weighs just 7lb-12oz.  Vintage Bass & HFS pickup.  Original Case.  Trem bar and truss adjustment tool in case included.   Nonsmoking collector owned.  Bird inlays.  Brazilian Rosewood Board.  All what you look for in a piece to keep and cherish.

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 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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2005 GVCG Esquire / Tele : 6lb-13oz

Early GVCG Esquire from the days when Jonathan was creating these with Fender logos!  IT has the trademark “rooster” in the neck pocket clearly identifying this piece as a GVCG.

This was professionally converted to a Telecaster…but relaaaaaxxxxx….no holes were drilled……the original guard & caps are included!  So YOU WIN!  I prefer having 2 pickups but if you only want one then it’s all there for you.

SEE COMPLETE SPECS & CONDITION in the 3rd PICTURE.

LIGHT weight at just 6lb-13oz.  Have to LOVE the resonance of this piece.  The early GVCGs are the play.  I had the ‘reissue 1’ versions and they are fine guitars but not to the same level of WOW as the early versions.

SEE COMPLETE SPECS & CONDITION in the 3rd PICTURE.

This does NOT come with the ‘patch’ but it is a 2005 from what I can gather.

Buy from THE trusted source for boutique gear.  For over 13 years, PrimeGuitars (an internet store) has served THOUSANDS of customers! We search the WORLD for the coolest hard to find clean gear.  Why take a chance buying from some ‘random’?

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2008 Gibson Custom Shop 50th Anniversary KORINA Tribute Les Paul – SPLIT HEADSTOCK VERSION!

Just 7lb-9oz!  This is an extremely limited edition 2008 Gibson Custom Shop 50th Anniversary Les Paul Korina Tribute. NOTICE THE SPLIT HEADSTOCK.   Excellent Condition with Factory Case & Certificate of Authenticity & Tag.  From smoke free environment.

1-Piece TOP!

SEE ALL THE SPECS & DETAILED CONDITION IN THE 3rd PICTURE

These guitars sound like the dream “tele on steroids”.  Wonderful midrange with that clear high and low end.  Most korina guitars are scooped sounding….THIS ONE has the RARE midrange!

Excellent Condition with no fretwear.  Neck is a wonderful .905″ – 1.03″ “C” profile.  This is number 17 of a super limited series.

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1996 Kiso-Klein DK-1 Acoustic     Indian RW & Sitka Spruce

1996 Kiso-Klein DK-1 Acoustic Indian RW & Sitka Spruce

I am a HUGE fan of Klein Guitars.  As a dealer in boutique instruments we always seek them out.  THIS is a wonderful acoustic that was created by Steve Klein in collaboration with top Japanese luthiers.  This was created by hand and not some stamped out wannabe.  The guitar is as beautiful to the eye as it is to the ear.   The low E string retains clarity and fits with the rest of the instrument (a quality I look for in top guitars).   Loaded with overtones and easy to play.  VERY responsive to changes in your picking dynamics.

In this day and age of expensive mass produced, why not step into a custom luthier created classic.  That’s what we stand for here…alternatives that are BETTER for the same or less than the mass produced.

The woods are Indian Rosewood & Sitka Spruce.  The nut is 44mm and the scale is 644mm.  This comes with the original hardshell case.  The issue of note is there is a slight ‘hazing’ or clouding to the finish; this is a common problem with this type of finish.   Aside from that it is super clean with maybe a couple of very tiny little surface dings.  We specialize in clean gear.  All of our sales are on the internet so we understand how important it is to reasonably describe our gear (check our feedback).

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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!

SEE ALL THE SPECS IN THE 3rd PICTRURE

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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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.

YOU CAN SEE COMPLETE SPECS & DETAILED CONDITION SHEET 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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