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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.

You can see the rest of the Specs & Condition in the PICTURES

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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.

SEE SPEC / CONDITION SHEET IN 3rd PICTURE

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.

SEE THE SPECS/CONDITION SHEET IN THE 3rd PICTURE

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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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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McKay Explorer Replica – Just 7lb-13oz

Ken McKay “G” Explorer!  Old Growth KORINA and hand bench-made craftsmanship.  You will be hard-pressed to find any Explorer of this quality and tone for this price.  I have had a LOT of korina guitars.  Most have a scooped tone…very few have the magical Midrange bump…THIS guitar has it.  The instrument sounds thick and fat like Missisippi Queen or your favorite classic rock. Nothing sounds like a great Explorer…they have that tightness that a LP can lack.  They have the fullness that nothing else can bring.  They also retain the high end that the other slab guitars often lose.

This piece weights just 7lb-13oz.  It has typical “G” specs including 1-11/16″ Width & 12″ Radius.  The frets are in near perfect shape with no grooves or noticeable wear.  The neck is a wonderful “C” profile typical of a Gibson.  The measurements are .91″ – .91″.   Very slight factory aging plus a touch of user imparted light surface wear.   Comes with a mean and tough original hardshell case.

You can see all the Specs & Detailed Condition on my SHEET in the PICTURES.

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Mario Martin “Guitar Mill” SERPANTINE NAMM – Just 5 lbs!

So you want fun?…I mean a guitar that will freaking rock.  LIke a LP Junior with SNAP and Tele-like clarity?  THIS is the guitar you lust after.  IT might be a desert island guitar if you had a really limited budget….or a guitar to play out if you want awesome quality and don’t want to wreck your pride and joy.  Whatever your needs…this one is additive to your situation.

Need light weight?  How about 5lb-00oz….yeah….5 pounds even pal.

Need quality?  How about TV Jones Powertron Pickup with that snarl and clarity

Need a nice large neck too!?    How about a Soft V 1-piece Flame Maple Neck with a .92″ – 1.00″ Depth and Dunlop 6105 Frets, 9.5″ Radius, and 1.65″ Width.

Need a guitar with some pre-existing wear to ‘free your soul’ to actually play it!?  This is it.  It has some dings & this’s and thats….all outlined in the pictures AND IN THE SPEC SHEET (Located conveniently in the Pictures).

I just can’t find a reason NOT to like it.  I wish I weren’t such a talentless snob or I’d keep it in my collection.  I mean this thing sounds fat but not dark or mushy.  I freaking SHOULD keep it as my ‘play out’ guitar….except I hate crowds and have stage fright….so it would be another wall ornament.  It deserves a better life.  It does…BE THAT LIFE

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2018 Gibson R9

another 2018 Gibson R9

PRS ME Singlecut

Mark Kane ODS Robben Ford Voicing – BRAND NEW

 

 

 

 

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2016 Leo Guitars “Luthier’s Choice”

Fresh off the production line in October 2016, this Leo Guitars “Luthier’s Choice Standard” is FAR from ordinary.  One of the coolest guitars in ages because you would mistake it for a black & white photeo except that the pickguard is Ebony & Burled Maple so it sticks out like a colorized portion of a portrait.

These hand crafted instruments are each 1-offs.  This one is featured on the luthier’s website (leoguitars.com).  It features a Cedar Body with Maple Top.  Cedar neck with a MIXED set of frets!  First are heavier and then they get slightly smaller up the register (6100/6105).  1.70″ Width & 24.75″ Scale make this a dream for those LP lovers who feel it’s time to branch out.  Birdseye Maple Board that is museum quality.  Nice C-profile neck that will remind you of your favorite Gibson.

Very light aging and tastefully done flame maple pickup rings add flair to the perfect lines.  Many have tried to do takes on LPs….this one succeeds.   Just 8lbs & comes with the Certificate of Authenticity, Warranty Card & Original Hardshell form fit case.

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2016 LSL “Superstrat” – BLOWOUT PRICE

BLOWOUT PRICE!  LSL CUT ME OFF AS A DEALER SO WE ARE BLOWING OUT OUR REMAINING STOCK OF LSLs!

Ever since my days of youth, the Super Strat has been near & dear to my heart.  I used to own Tony MacAlpine’s (he was my teacher before he was famous….I was the worst player in the history of mankind.  He had a room with pics of stars…he used to put his fingers over the ears of Randy Rhodes when I tried to play that stuff).  Anyway…I’ve had tons including 6 of the $25k Fender EVH creations.

One day I got to thinking…wait just a darn minute.  Most of the products on the markets are nothing more than partscasters.  Lance at LSL hand makes everything.  He cuts & shapes his bodies and necks.  LSL winds their own pickups.  The guitars are consistently fantastic and affordable.  Why don’t I work with LSL on a much needed Superstrat!?

So the concept took root…and here we have 1-of-2 that are the prototypes for this offering.  All I can say is Freaking WOW…honeslty this has the bottom end that ALWAYS used to lack in other guitars. The mids are FULL.  The intonation makes chords sound like walls of tone.  I am not exaggerating when I tell you this is the finest Super Strat I’ve ever played.

This Custom, named XTC, features:

  • ALDER Body (note SPEC SHEET INCORRECT ON THIS ONE)
  • Floyd Rose Trem
  • Maple Neck
  • 1-5/8 Width
  • Heavy Frets
  • 12″ Radius
  • Just 7lb-13oz
  • Gotoh Tuners
  • Hardshell Case G&G
  • Hand wound pickups.
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