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Lentz Traditional Tele – 2019 Brand New w Warranty! Authorized Dealer !

Time and time again we stress that LENTZ Guitars are THE benchmarks for the boutique guitar industry.  You can spend more…you can upgrade…you can hunt…you can scour internet postings…you can talk to every builder….but I can’t think of anyone ever who has said an unkind word about a Lentz instrument.  They have been there since the beginning and have withstood every single challenge from every flavor of every week.  We are PROUD to be AUTHORIZED DEALERS!

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This piece is a Brand New (Warranty of course) Traditional T…just in!  Comes with the G&G Hard Case.  Olympic White ($250 upcharge) and a perfect Soft-V neck measuring .88″ – 1.015″.    Lentz Alnico 2 10k Bridge Pickup & Alnico 5 8.16K Neck.  9.5″ Radius, 6105 frets and a 1.655″ Width (meaured by me).   Ash Body and 1-piece Maple Neck.

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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Mario Martin Telecaster: Just 5lb-10oz

Mario Martin telecaster from a smoke free environment.  This one is SUPER light weight at just 5lb-10oz.  Just look at the Aquamarine Sparkle finish!…so many different colors emerge.  Hey…isn’t it time you step up and get a little zippy in your image!

You can see a complete overview of SPECS & CONDITION in the 3rd PICTURE.  I swear…it’s all there…just slowwww down Mr Speed Reader…and it’s all there.  Neck Measurement!?…yes…there…..

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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Lentz RESERVE “Legendary Venues Series JIMI” Strat : Just 6lb-11oz

Lentz Jr (that is Scott Jr for those who don’t follow the lingo) LEGENDARY VENUES SERIES “Jimi” Stratocaster!   From a smoke free environment.  Just 6lb-11oz!

I’ve said this before and will repeat it….Lentz guitars are THE STANDARD for modern boutique instruments.  When you’re ready to step past cookie cutter…LENTZ is the name to trust.  You can turn over a LOT of rocks, kiss a LOT of frogs, like a LOT of INstagram pics…..order and spec out and ponder and question….at the end of the rainbow ….a LENTZ.  Take if from someone who has owned more boutique unique than most people.

The RESERVE series of Lentz Guitars represents the top shelf of this iconic builder’s offerings.  Featuring Cabinet Aged 1-Piece ALDER Body and UBER Flame Maple Neck.  C-Profile .88″ – 1.025″ with 1-11/16″ Width and 6105 Frets.   SUPER resonant piece here.  It just vibrates in your hand.

SEE COMPLETE SPEC & CONDITION SHEET in the 3rd PICTURE.

It is almost impossible to find trem strats in this weight range…now consider it was hand created AND features the finest woods and materials available.   There are several black “Reserve” Lentz Strats floating around but their weights are as much as a POUND higher…THIS is the one you want.

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Nacho Banos Nachocaster Tele : Just 6lb-10oz

2015 Nacho Banos Blackguard Telecaster!  JUST 6lb-10oz!  Excellent Condition from a smoke free, gig free environment.  This one just has THE perfect balance of warmth and spank.   We’ve had more than probably any dealer so let us help you find THE right one for YOU.

SEE COMPLETE SPEC & CONDITION SHEET IN 3rd PICTURE.

Comes complete with Original Case, Cert, Pouch and even a never-before-seen build picture deck!  Pickups are Nacho wound.  Neck profile is a D-profile .84″ – 1.02″.

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Knaggs PRE-PRODUCTION Choptank SERIAL #1

Pre-Production KNAGGS Serial #1 Choptank!  This is as collectible as it gets.  When Knaggs Guitars was getting off the ground they went to a few good PRS customers and offered their Serial #1 quietly.  The monies were used to fund the startup of the company.

NECK is 1-piece of African BLACKWOOD!  You simply can’t find a guitar with these specs today.  And think about what went into the build and care of each specimen.

THIS is probably the HOTTEST of the bunch.  MINT Collector Owned since day one.  Original purchase price in 2010 was $10k firm (no discounts) and it has been stored in a smoke free environment since.  This has not been around the block.  Think of what a PRS Serial #1 is worth.  You can get this for less than the price of a stamped out PRS Private Stock.    You can see the Specs in the Certificate of Authenticity.

Yes it comes with the hardshell case. No mods.  Conspiracy theorists look elsewhere.

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LOVE CABLE : LTD CUSTOM – Brand New!  Only US Auth Dlr

LOVE CABLE : LTD CUSTOM – Brand New! Only US Auth Dlr

PrimeGuitars is PROUD to be the EXCLUSIVE NORTH AMERICAN Dealer for LOVE Cables LTD CUSTOM line!   These hand made guitar cables are created 1-at-a-time by a Master Sound Engineer with decades of experience at Lipinski Sound (their monitors are amongst the best in the world).   I am a cable JUNKIE……have and have tried everything up to the $1000 Analysis purple….I can tell you THESE are what I use.  Why?   They are transparent and musical without being boomy (some cables have TOO MUCH low end).  They are not thin and weak sounding.  VERY transparent yet musical.

Think about it, you spend tens of thousands on your gear…then you get some crap cable OR spend like $40 on a ‘great’ one.  Think of this…in an audio system or recording studio the cabling is expensive and for a reason.

Read the review below from an actual audio listener who purchased a pair of custom LOVE LTD Cables for his home audio system….(we can custom order you these too if you email us).  The buyer heard them at an audio conference and was so blown away he ditched his higher priced cables.

REVIEW OF THE LOVE LTD Audio Cables:
  • Cable is not a ‘fussy’ cable, and has good engineering, marketing
  • Overall excellent noise rejection (I have a system with a component that has poor EMI/ RFI tolerance and with a propensity for microphonic noise this product did not bring out the issue)
  • Cable is very flexible and not fragile or petite, no special treatment no issues.  Drop dead silent backgrounds- almost spooky quiet
  • The background noise of a recording (tape hiss, radio white noise, recorded HVAC noise, venue background noise) was almost inaudible even when I knew it was there. This feature resulted in a relaxed non-edgy presentation. my metal dome tweeters which can cut class with a bad recording.
  • Transients- the first of the cables defining characteristics was its outstanding transient speed and inner detail, macro and micro transient information was superb. The inner detail was always organic not etched. This is an unusual quality, as I really got to appreciate what a lot of artists I have been listening to for decades had done from an inner detail perspective. This was evident on identifying the difference between high quality recordings with good recording techniques to the vast ocean of lesser recordings. This cable allowed the identification of the musicians techniques (fingering of guitar strings, plucking of violin, pedal use on piano, skin sound of drums, which type of stick is the drummer using, which brand of cymbal, baby/ grand/ standup piano), absolutely a musicians cable yet not analytical in nature
  • Spatial reproduction- the second defining characteristic of the cable was its lack of ability to develop a 3D image. The width and depth of the recordings stage were always the same and this did not vary with the recording used or where the Love Cable was used in the system. This prevented the illusion of a musician in the room or on a stage with me at the venue. This annoyed the heck out of me as I always was aware I was listening to a Hi-Fi as the cables caused a deviation from the recorded material. The “focal point” or “sweet spot” in my listening room was very small with Love Cable so there was only one ‘best’ seating position rather than the entire couch.
  • Overall a pretty balanced tone, BUT let there be no mistake there was a slight deviation from neutrality… the BASS was the star of the show (I found myself purposely favoring bass/ drum or percussion heavy music). The bass was epic, concussive, ALWAYS UNDER COMPLETE CONTROL, detailed, accurate, and addictive.  I, and my neighbors, got to explore a lot of loud music from my collection. It was like a drug, easily the most accurate bass/ percussion I have heard in my system. The rest of the mid and HF were very good as well but the lower octaves were the favorite child in this family.
  • The cable is not completely neutral it always had a slight identifiable ‘flavor’ (identified in 4a, c, d). My analogy to its deviation from neutrality is ‘James Bond’. All kinds of things happened to Daniel Craig or Roger Moore in those movies but they always looked clean and pressed in their suit before and after car accidents, bombings, fires, and fights. And that was kind of what Love Cables did they told the story but always with a happier ending then there should have been.
  • I liked this cable a lot and tried it between every component and am now using it in my stereos tonal problematic point (between the CD player and the Preamp). If it wasn’t for items 4a and 4c above it would have been between the preamp and power amp but that position requires complete neutrality.
  • Overall the timbre was very good to exceptional.  I will not use the term ‘musical’ as that is typically a euphemism for a pleasing tonal deviation from neutrality, they were tonally accurate to the recording but maybe a little ‘dry’ (but not clinical) missing some hall reverberation.
  • Good value for the money, need to spend ~ $2000 for a more neutral cable (Kimber, Tara, Wireworld Platinum)
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Brian Monty Bluesmaster – Reviewed in Vintage Guitar Magazine

Brian Monty Bluesmaster in Excellent “-“/VG”+” Condition.   This is from a nonsmoking environment andhas no major issues but some play wear outlined in the Spec/Condition Sheet (Please see pictures for the Sheet).

The key to this instrument is how woody it sounds. Brian makes each guitar himself and uses select hand chosen woods.  He finishes each in a thin nitro to allow the woods to breath and the tone to flow.  I am aware that Brian is the subject of an article in Vintage Guitar Magazine because his work is renowned amongst those who search for modern masterpieces.

Couple of key features on this one:

  • C Neck Profile .88″ – .95″
  • No Fretwear
  • Some nicks and wear detailed in pictures and/or the spec sheet
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Lentz Reserve “Hyde Park” Tele – Double Bound

Lentz Reserve Tele “Hyde Park” that is JUST BACK from a FACTORY RECONDITIONING!   Read on folks!  Let me say that this instrument is THE single best playing Tele I’ve had in the store.  Is it the instrument itself or Scott’s magnificant setup/re-necking (read on)?….I don’t know but I DO know that it plays like nothing I’ve owned.  Got your interest?….

So this instrument was traded to me back in November; at that time I discovered that the neck had been shaved down to .77″…now rather than pulling the old “it was like that when I got it”, I took the advice of a dear friend and contacted Scott Lentz.  I explained the situation and Scott was AMAZING.  Scott said they had a super-flamey Reserve neck and could easily re-neck the guitar/set it up and get it back to me.  I was blown away that they would take the time and love to do such a thing.

Well, sure enough the Lentz team brought this baby back.  It has a BRAND NEW satin finish FLAME MAPLE NECK with Med/Hvy frets.  The neck is a C shape with a .875″ – 1.01″ depth and 1-11/16″ Width.  I can tell you it plays super smoothly and fast.  I have always LOVED Lentz guitars and say they are the STANDARD of the boutique guitar world…this would be the Hall-of-Fame example.

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

Tonally it is a dream to hear.  It has that sustaining full note that blooms and sticks out.  You can play as fast as you like and the guitar keeps up.  You can di in and it responds.  The body has a couple of surface dings and some light contact surface hairline swirls…but nothing that should scare anyone away.  Read my feedback from actual buyers and see 2100+ positive glowing reviews about getting clean gear at reasonable prices.

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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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Knaggs Tier 2 Kenai with FRALIN P90s

Knaggs TIER 2 KENAI!  FRALIN PICKUPS!

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 are FRALINs.  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 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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COMING SOON – CLICK TO SEE ALL

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We are now LENTZ GUITAR DEALERS!  Custom Orders Welcome – We Take TRADES!

Carson Hess Tele

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