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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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JET Earlewood w Purple Abalone Eclipse Inlay

Hand created JET Earlewood made 1-at-a-time by a luthier.  These are not simply instruments but rather (nice SAT grammar there huh) they are playable works of art.  For example, while many skimp on bindings, Jet uses actual wood. The Purple Abalone inlay is not only a super expensive upcharge but also painstaking to create.  Upgrades like wood bindings and abalone add almost as much time to a build process as the rest of the guitar takes.

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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 7lbs-1 ounce.  The neck is a perfect .84″ – .884″ “D” Profile.  Of course it comes with the original hardshell form fit JET logo case.

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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Callaham Strat – TransBlonde and WOW Tone

Impossibly rare Callaham Strat in Excellent Nonsmoking Condition with Original Hardshell Case.  I’ve owned dozens of Callahams….this particular one has that 1963 Strat tone NAILED.  It just has chime like an old school music box.  This one sustains and sounds so good it almost stayed in my collection (and I have one strat).

The neck on this Callaham is a hand shaped, flame 1-piece maple neck with a Soft-V-to-C Profile measuring .87″ – .97″.  The Body is a beautiful 1-piece ash with a thin nitro finish.  The neck has a 9.5 radius and 1.65″ Nut Width.   SUPER comfy satin finish on the neck and you have to LOVE the build quality of a Callaham.  They are as close to a D’Pergo as I have found.

I owned the other trans-white Callaham on the market and this sounds much more alive than the other one.

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2018 James Tyler Studio Elite HD

2018 James Tyler Studio Elite HD in SUPER COOL Barn Finish.  This nonsmoking guitar comes with its original hardshell case and Cert.  It is a Swamp Ash body with a Quartersawn Maple Neck.  This particular Tyler is FAT sounding like THICK…and let’s face it all Tylers sound great but they’re all different.

Standard ’59 Neck C-profile measuring .845″ – .975″.  The nut is 1-5/8″ and the frets are the typical Tyler Large frets.  You can see all the specs and a detailed condition sheet in the PICTURES.  

I think the untold story of Tylers is that they are probably the BEST sounding guitars through modeling amps like a Kemper or Fractal.   They just come alive…I played this one through my Axe3 and it was magic.

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2015 Ronin Mirari – OUT OF PRODUCTION (Unobtainable)

Ahhh Ronin Guitars….what can I say that I haven’t already said.  They TRULY are ADDITIVE to any collection.  The proprietary foil pickups are so unlke anything you’ve heard.  Very open and convey SO much sonic information in a musical way.  They play extremely well with gainy amps too which is something one might not assume…so now you can assume…ok..

This one is a clean, nonsmoking specimen weighing just 7lb-03oz.  Of course it comes with its original hardshell case and Cert.  It has CTS Pots and NOS Paper In Oil Caps.  The Neck is a wonderful C shaped .905″ – .935″.   The nut width is 1-11/16″.  OH in case you’re wondering what those little buttons are near the control knobs….they allow COIL SPLITTING.  Imagine all the combinations of tones when you run in that middle position and add part neck with full bridge …you get the picture.  The result is a Swiss Army Knife of tones that will turn any mix into a fresh cut….wow what a pun.

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Ronins are not currently made so the only way to obtain one is from a dealer.  I was Ronin’s only stocking dealer and sold over 40 of these guitars.  They are amazing instruments that should become collectible in short order.

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2017 James Tyler Studio Elite HD – Burning Water

I go out of my way to acquire James Tyler Guitars….they should make me a dealer because I’ve sold a zillion of them but I don’t have a storefront so alas I am but a jobber in their eyes.  The COOL fact about Tylers is they sound probably as good as any guitar I’ve tried when played through modeling technology such as an Axe-fx.  Lots of guitars sound wonderful through amps then lousy through a Kemper or Fractal….NOT James Tylers.   This one has a perfect airiness to the single coils while that hum has some girth and snarl.

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This one has a solid Mamywo Body and the guitar weighs in a just 7lb-1 ounce.  The Neck is 1-piece Quartersawn Maple satin finish with a Standard ’59 (.845″ – .975″) profile.  Compound Radius, Heavy Frets and a 1-5/8″ Nut.  The PIckups are JTS 5500 Singles and a SUPER in the bridge.  I happen to love the G2TS Trem because it’s comfortable and has super fine adjustments while staying in tune.  How do they do that?

Of course this comes with the Cert & LOGO hardshell original case (AND YES THE F’n TREM BAR)

Sorry I won’t take pictures outside in the natural daylight…unless you can prove to me you’re playing the next US Festival and need to mix well with the spring air.

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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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2014 LENTZ Reserve Hyde Park Tele

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Here we have a fantastic Lentz RESERVE (Their top-of-the-line) Hyde Park Tele from 2014 production.  These are hand crafted wtih the finest woods available to the Lentz team.  You typically see these used for $5500 or more.

This guitar weights just 6lb-9oz and comes with the Original Hardshell Case .

This particular guitar had a mod that some will love and some will not….the owner had the neck shaved down and refinished (slight checking included) to a .77″-.85″ D-profile.  NO, Lentz did not do the reshaping nor did they do the refinishing.  I feel this is a FANTASTIC opportunity for someone to grab a Lentz that fits THEM because typical Lentz necks are quite large.  Another option is to purchase this and have Lentz make you another neck.  Any way you go the price is ALREADY DISCOUNTED FOR THE CHANGES SO PLEASE KEEP THAT IN MIND BEFORE OFFERING ME $2k saying “Guitar has mods”….you will be ignored.

Also, the pickups and wiring/pots/knobs have been changed.  The pickups are now Lindy Fralin that Callaham Guitars cryo-treated.   ORIGINAL PICKUPS AND WIRING/POTS IN CASE.

I was told all work was done by a fancy schmancy tech in Nashville…but I have no way of proving this.  I must say it DOES sound fantastic and the player who owned it supposedly was a name in town who played with many famous folks.

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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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Knaggs Kenai – Exc Cond

Knaggs Guitars really bridge the gap between the stale PRS world and the modern boutique guitar world.  Their feel, playability and TONE stand tall and have attracted an entire new universe of converts.  New a Knaggs guitar is a fairly priced item…USED in this condition they are BARGAINS.

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I love the color on this piece. I believe it’s Wicked Burst but that is not promised…it is what I determined by checking the color vs. the site.  The Pickups I believe (not 100%)  are Duncan P90s.  The board is Ebony.  The tuners are GOTOH Open.  The body is mahogany w a flame maple top.  The neck is mahogany.  Frets are Med/Heavy.   The neck is a C-profile with .855″-.945″ Measurements.

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2018 Nacho Banos STRATOCASTER

2018 Nacho Banos Mid-50s Strat in Mint “-” Condition with Original Hardshell Case & Paperwork/CD.  These are the top of the food chain of modern production aged F-style guitars.  The Teles are rare….strats….almost impossible to find.   This one is just a few months old from a nonsmoking environment.

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I own a Nacho for my collection and I can own ANYTHING.  They just capture that vintage feel and tone like nothing I’ve experienced (and I carry every top modern brand and have had pristine examples of vintage).

This Strat features an ASH body with a 1-piece Maple Neck.  The neck is fretted with Med/Heavy frets (his 95/47).    The width is 1.65″ and the radius is 9.5″.  The Neck is a Medium-V measuring .87″-.995″.   You will LOVE how broken in this piece feels without seeming cheesy or over-done.

COUPLE OF NOTES:  1. The backplate and screws are in the case.  2. YES the trem bar is in the case.  3.  NO this does not include the hardcover book

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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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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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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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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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Detemple ’52 Tele : Hall-of-Fame Tone on THIS Guitar

So years ago I got a set of Detemple Twins in….and they were both the best fattest fullest balanced DTs I’d had.  Sadly they both sold….even sadder to different buyers.  I am lucky that years later, one player (this guitar’s former owner) moved into stricktly humbucking instruments and traded it back.

Not sure what it is about this guitar but the tone on it is just as good as I’ve heard on a Detemple (and you know I’ve had 50+ of them).  The neck is FAT at .957″-1.00″….but it’s a Soft V so it makes it SO much more manageable.

This has acquired just a few dings and contact light surface hairline swirls.  Overall extremely clean but I have outlined the condition in more details in the Spec/Condition Sheet (FIND IT IN THE PICTURES).

The early DTs are considered by many to be his Golden Years because Mike alone was making them.  This particular one stands the test of time.  YES there are others that LOOK like this…but there is only ONE ’52 JONES tonally.  Again, I have spoken.

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2015 D’Pergo Vintage Limited w/ Sig Ltd Electronics Pkg

D’Pergo Guitars are considered by many to be the top of the food chain along with Detemple & Wysocki (for F-Style Guitars).  I can personally attest to the fact that you will be hard pressed to find a more perfect hand-made instrument.  Think of a Bentley.  The finish is deep.  The woods are visually luscious.  The attention to detail like softly rolled fretboard edges make you understand that this guitar took multiples of time to create vs. ‘the pack’.

I’ve been very fortunate to have nearly 50 D’Pergos pass through my store & collection.  I am not an ‘expert’…only Mr D is….I am experienced…and I can help you gain perspective on making this type of investment for the Ultimate S style instrument (if you so determine this is THE one of the 3 major names best suited for you).

Now a moment of truth.  D’Pergo Guitars have gotten much more expensive as his models have evolved, craftsmanship evolved & materials gotten better and better.  An AVC (Aged Vintage Classic or Drop Top) is a FINE instrument but NOT generally in the same league as a Vintage Limited.   I only mention this because there are so many models floating around that it is easy to think ‘oh they are all the same’ and over-pay for one and think the other is overpriced.

This instrument has a deep finish reminiscent of Shoreline Gold.  It features a Recovered Alder Body & a Certified Primary Growth Recovered Quartersawn Maple Neck.  The weight is a fabulous 7lb-5oz which is particularly good considering this guitar has a NICE FULL “Offset C Vintage” Neck profile .945″.

Of course it is in near mint condition with it’s original form fit case, spec sheet and cert.  If you look in the PICTURES you can see MY version of a Spec Sheet that outlines Condition as well.  Rest assured my sheet has all the salient points from the D’Pergo Sheet so you need not ask for pictures of that.

The electronics are another area where the newer D’Pergos excel. This guitar features the pricey ‘Limited Handwound Alnico 3 Heavy Formuar” pickups.   It has the Signature Limited Electronics package.

Another interesting point is that Mr D’Pergo also has done what I believe others should do….he harnessed vintage steel with which to mill the Trem Block.  Now this might not seem like a huge deal but metal experts (yes I speak w them and geek out on this stuff) say it is impossible to get good steel anymore….they claim the new steel is inconsistent and sounds like crap (Their words).  I always say “why not get a chunk of old steel and make parts” ….glad Mr D’Pergo has done this.

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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.

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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 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 “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 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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