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McNaught VSC Vintage Single Cut – Set Through Neck

McNaught VSC “Vintage Single Cut” in Excellent Nonsmoking Condition with Original Hardshell Case & Certificate of Authenticity.  I sold this many years ago to a collector; recently he decided to pare his holdings (and thankfully thought of me).  Excellent Condition and really only has tarnishing on the pickups covers.

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This guitar weighs in at just 8lb-4oz.  The neck is a wonderful ’59ish LP shape C that measures .915″ – 1.015″.  The Rio Grande pickups are SUPER FAT in this guitar.   The fretboard is Rosewood but I seem to recall it is Brazilian (won’t promise).

Grab a time tested guitar that sells used for a HUGE bargain vs. almost anything else you can find.  Why spend thousands more on a stamped out instrument when you can have something that was lovingly cared for and expertly built.  Luthiers like David McNaught have access to small lots of choice woods that the big guys can’t bother with.  This piece was constructed from such a stash. 

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2012 New Orleans VOODOO CUSTOM

2012 New Orleans Voodoo Custom in EXCELLENT Nonsmoking Condition with Original Hardshell Case (Form Fit).

These guitars are handmade one-at-a-time by a luthier who personally selects each and every piece of wood.  No two are alike; each is a personal expression of art meets functionality.

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THIS IS MY 2019 VALUE PICK OF THE YEAR.  Tonally this piece hangs with virtually anything in my inventory.  We have been doing this 11years with over 2200 positive feedbacks…our entire business is boutique guitars and amps.

For under $3k you can get a NECK THROUGH guitar. Made of Burled Maple & Black Korina.  Tone-Pros Bridge.  Great weight of 8.75 pounds.  Tonally it is FAT sounding and retains that snap and clarity I look for when I recommend an instrument.
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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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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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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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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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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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