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Taku SAKASHTA Karizma Special 16″ Archtop!

Taku SAKASHTA Karizma Special 16″ Archtop!

2009 Taku Sakashta KARIZMA SPECIAL 16″ Archtop.   THE flagship of Taku’s offerings.   This took several years to create and the attention to detail is simply staggering.  The woods and intricate construction will awe even non-guitarists.

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.

Art Deco look is captured and while ornate it is not overdone in the least.  Tasteful yet flowing with details fitting of a flagship piece.

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 Karizma Special Archtop was a higher and more costly offering.  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 Bonni Pink CE – 1993 Exc Collector Condition!

PRS Bonni Pink CE – 1993 Exc Collector Condition!

Fresh from a collection!  Smoke Free 1993 PRS CE model in ultra rare BONNI PINK.  Think about it….if this were a set neck it would be a LOT more (2-3 times).  Way to get a clean early PRS in a WOW color that is about the price of a stamped out Suhr…..see my point!?

Specs:

  • Excellent Condition
  • Smoke Free
  • Original Hard Case
  • Weight:  7lb-15oz
  • Trem & Tool Included (No tag)
  • Just a touch of ultra mild fret wear.
  • No mods or repairs
  • Light surface touch swirls (NOT dings or into wood or buckle rash).  More the kinds that you get from just contact with a t-shirt.

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.
SORRY NO TRADES

 

“What’s Your Bottom Line”? What I advise is that when you are ready to act, please make me a firm & actionable offer via the button on Reverb and I’ll give it my full consideration if it is in the context of where these sell.  Thank you very much for your interest & I look forward to hearing from you.

 

 

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1987 PRS Custom 24 VINTAGE YELLOW!  COLLECTOR CLEAN!

1987 PRS Custom 24 VINTAGE YELLOW! COLLECTOR CLEAN!

1987 Paul Reed Smith Custom 24 with a MONSTER Vintage Yellow Top!  This is from a collection and lovingly maintained.  Comes with Original Hard Case (sorry no other paperwork/materials).  Weighs just 7lb-12oz.  Just a slight spot of fret wear some extremely light surface contact touch wear keep this from being mint.

Pieces like this are certain to hold their values as one of the cheapest ‘early series blue chip collectibles’ available.  Think of it…you are paying more for a stamped out Gibson or Suhr these days.  Why not have a classic in a desirable color for less?  

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.  

“What’s Your Bottom Line”? What I advise is that when you are ready to act, please make me a firm & actionable offer via the button on Reverb and I’ll give it my full consideration if it is in the context of where these sell.  Thank you very much for your interest & I look forward to hearing from you.

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PRS McCarty Proto EMPLOYEE Model Serial #002 – Made for “Angry Larry” (Head Wood Buyer!)

PRS McCarty Proto EMPLOYEE Model Serial #002 – Made for “Angry Larry” (Head Wood Buyer!)

1994 PRS McCarty Serial #002 & and EMPLOYEE Model!    The rarest of the rare meets coolest of cool.

Think about this….WHO has serial #1?…Ted McCarty?….Paul?…..NOW add in this was an employee guitar…ok…made for THE GUY ART PRS WHO PURCHASED THE WOODS.  This was HIS guitar and stayed with him for almost 15 years until sold to the collector who last owned it.  Smoke free.

Weighs 7lb-10oz.  You can see there have been no mods and no repairs.  Comes with the original hardshell case.  To save you some questions…this did NOT come with a tag or paperwork because it was made for a senior PRS guy as an employee guitar.

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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Collector 1994 PRS “Original” PROTOTYPE #3 – Near Mint!

Collector 1994 PRS “Original” PROTOTYPE #3 – Near Mint!

In today’s edition of Collector Clean Early PRS Rarities….we present a PROTO 1994 “ORIGINAL” Series from 1994!  Weighing in at just 8lb-3oz….Excellent “+” Condition with Original Hard Case, Tools & Brochure.

No mods, repairs or funny stuff.  You could purchase a Private Stock OR you could have a true collectible!

From smoke free environment.  Just a slight bit of tarnishing on the gold hardware.  Hard to find a mark on this one but we are certain you will so we grade it as Excellent to be conservative.

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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PRS Private Stock Chesapeake Patuxent ACOUSTIC – African Blackwood & Adirondack Red Spruce

PRS Private Stock Chesapeake Patuxent ACOUSTIC – African Blackwood & Adirondack Red Spruce

2009 PRS Private Stock Chesapeake Patuxent!  This is the first to be made with AFRICAN BLACKWOOD BACK & SIDES!  From smoke free collector environment.

African Blackwood is so hard that most luthiers won’t work with it because the wood literally destroys sawblades.

This piece features Mother of Pearl, GOLD Mother of Pearl, Mammoth Ivory, Viooent Oyster and Green Ripple Abalone Inlays.

Original hard case included….YES it is original.

Certificate of Authenticity Included.

The only issue of note is a slight crack in the top.  We have left this unrepaired so the new buyer can determine if/what they wish to do (if anything).

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.P

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2018 Fender Custom Shop Jimi Hendrix Voodoo Child ’66 Strat NOS

2018 Fender Custom Shop Strat!  This is in NEar Mint Condition from a Smoke Free environment.

Jimi Hendrix Voodoo Child ’66 NOS Strat.  Complete with CERT & Original Case & Factory Build Sheet & Case Candy.

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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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Echopark Clarence Tennessee Just 5lb-14oz

Echopark (California Days!) Clarence Tennessee!  Weighs just 5lb-14oz.  Complete with Cert & Build Sheet….original hard case of course!  These guitars are handmade and are played by REAL stars.

From smoke free, gig free environment.

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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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2019 Nacho Banos TELECASTER! Just 6lb-2oz

2019 Nacho Banos Telecaster!  This is a super rare version.  First off, it has Nacho’s own humbuckers!  Second, it’s a recreation of the Fender “sandwich” prototype.  Weighs just 6lb-2oz.  If you want a clear sounding snappy crunch tone…….this is your choice!

1-Owner from smoke free, gig free environment.

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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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2019 SVL RESERVE Strat! 7lb-1oz

2019 SVL RESERVE Strat!  Just 7lb-1oz with a WOW Flame Maple Neck!  Alder Body.  Factory Relic of course.  Right now this sits in the PrimeGuitars.com personal collection because it’s as good a strat as I’ve had in all our years….what does that say!  Not certain of the pickups (experts chime in) but pictures included.

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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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2009 Danocaster Tele – Just 6lb-6oz!

2009Danocaster Singlecut Tele.  Excellent Condition with Original Soft Case.  Weighs just 6lb-6oz! LOLLAR Pickups.  .89″ – .97″ Neck Profile.

This guitar is from a period BEFORE tags were included. 

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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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2012 Danocaster Singlecut Telecaster

2012 Danocaster Singlecut Tele.  Excellent Condition with Original Soft Case.  Weighs just 7lb-1oz!  Budz Pickups.  .89″ – .98″ Neck Profile.

It does not come with the tag….and no I don’t know what happened to it (if I made something up would you feel better?)

SEE 3rd PICTURE FOR COMPLETE SPEC & CONDITION SHEET.

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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2003 Gibson Custom Shop GARY ROSSINGTON SG – Murphy Aged! Ltd Edition

2003 Gibson Custom Shop GARY ROSSINGTON SG.  This is the Limited Edition MURPHY AGED version!  Comes complete with Original Hard Case (Black for those who feel the need to ask) and CERT of AUTHENTICITY.

It does not come with the presentation display case….and no I don’t know what happened to it (if I made something up would you feel better?….”it was Poland….after the War….there was a storm….suddenly and without warning…”    See how silly that question is…don’t ask it.

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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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2020 James Tyler USA Mongoose Special – THE one on their website!

2020 (March 5) James Tyler USA Mongoose Special!  Custom Ordered ….came out so great Tyler put it on their WEBSITE!   1-owner nonsmoking piece.  Save THOUSANDS.   Complete with Orig Hard Case & Build Sheet.  Just 7lb-2oz.   WOW sounding!  WOW Looking!  WOW Playing!

See COMPLETE SPECS & DETAILED CONDITION IN 3rd PICTURE.

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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2019 Fender Custom Shop LTD Thinline Loaded Relic Nocaster 5lb-13oz

2019 Fender Custom Shop LTD Thinline Loaded Relic Nocaster (Tele) in Mint Condition with Original Hard Case, Cert, Case Candy & Floor Traveler Spec Sheet (pictured).

Weighs JUST 5lb-13oz!

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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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2017 RONIN Badmoon

2017 Ronin BADMOON in crazy cool COPPER relic’d finish!  The pictures look like a gold-top….it’s more copperish in person.  I was the WORLD’s largest Ronin dealer and probably sold more than every other dealer combined.   This is from a smoke free environment.

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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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2020 James Tyler TYLERBLASTER

2020 James Tyler USA Tylerblaster in SICKO Alien Guano Semi-Gloss!  1-Owner from smoke free environment.  Comes complete with original hardshell case & Cert.   Barely played.

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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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2018 Fender Custom Shop JIMI HENDRIX ’66 VOODOO CHILD STRAT NOS

2018 Fender Custom Shop Strat!  This is in NEar Mint Condition from a Smoke Free environment.

Jimi Hendrix Voodoo Child ’66 NOS Strat.  Complete with CERT & Original Case & Factory Build Sheet & Case Candy.

SEE 3rd PICTURE FOR COMPLETE SPEC & CONDITION SHEET.

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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2020 Larry WYSOCKI Custom Tele/LP – Brand NEW! Look at the EXOTIC WOODS!

Think about it…would you buy an acoustic guitar made from crap wood?  Why do you think the top end acoustics command so much money?…the woods combined with the craftsmanship.  Well, let’s start with the WOODS….there is ONE person on the planet who is THE wood guy supplying the world’s top luthiers with coveted planks….Larry Wysocki.  For over 50-years he is THE guy the top builds go to.  He searches the world for air dried woods, recovered woods, exotic woods.  He collects them and has a coveted stash that is sadly running low.

A few times a year, Larry builds instruments.  Usually for celebs, but on occasion he is nice enough to sell me a brand new one.  THIS is such a piece.  Oh and it just vibrates like nothing we have had.  The pickups are custom voiced TOM DOYLE HUMBUCKERS that are open and alllow the woods to impart their organic warmth and natural sustain.

Speaking of woods…how about 5A AIR DRIED Flame East Maple Top 150+ Yeat Sinker Recovered Woods on top of a 1-piece AIR DRIED 60 Year Old Alder Body!.  Oh, and a 5A 1-Piece Air Dried Maple Neck from 150+ years ago (Recovered Woods).  OH and the board…Brazilian Rosewood of course but not some stump wood…this is 100-year old Brazilian from the stash of Czech Republic Woods!.  You just can’t find woods like this anymore.

You can see the complete Spec & Condition Sheet in the 3rd Picture.

A couple other quick points before you bang out a question to me:

  • 6lb-8oz
  • Custom TOM DOYLE Pickups!
  • 12″ Radius
  • C Profile .83″ – .97″ Neck
  • 1-11/16″ Nut
  • Med/Lg Frets
  • Original Hardshell Case (no I won’t take a picture of it for you)
  • Sunburst NITRO
  • Double Bound
  • BRAND NEW WITH WARRANTY

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2018 Echopark 54/64 Strat: Just 6lb-13oz

2018 Echopark 54/64 Strat weighing in at JUST 6lb-13oz!   1-Piece ASH Body!   Fender won’t even do 2-piece Ash anymore unless it’s a Custom Shop…and the weights on those are boat anchors.

Cert Included.  Original Hard Case…YES!  Smoke Free!  ARCANE PICKUPS!

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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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Marchione Vintage Tremolo S

Marchione Vintage Tremolo S in Excellent Condition with Padded Reunion Blues Gigbag.   From smoke free environment.  These guitars are simply amazing with extended cutaway offering unequaled access to upper frets.  These rarely come up for sale and each is a 1-off hand crafted masterpiece.

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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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2015 Ron Thorn Deluxe 90

2015 Ron Thorn (Fender Master Builder) set neck Deluxe 90 Guitar with original hardshell case.  Hand created one at a time.  This has some wear on it but overall a nice piece.  See the condition sheet for description.  Has Wolfetone Pickups.

Great weight 7lb-7oz.  These have a worldwide following because there are seldom 2 of the same out there.  When you see one you like you should grab it because they get put into collections.

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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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2017 Gibson Custom Shop JOHNNY A SPRUCE TOP

2017 Gibson Custom Shop JOHNNY A SPRUCE TOP!  Excellent Condition from smoke free environment.  Comes with Cert, Case Candy, Original Hard case and EVEN THE ORIGINAL SHIPPING CARTON (no I won’t take a pic of it in natural sunlight).

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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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1984 PRS Pre-Factory Metal Prototype #1 – Documented & Celeb Owned!

1984 PRS Pre-Factory Metal Prototype #1 – Documented & Celeb Owned!

See this on REVERB.Com:    https://reverb.grsm.io/33104934-paul-reed-smith-prs-metal-prototype-1-1984-pre-factory-ted-nugent-owned

 

Made by Paul Reed Smith….not the company….THE guy…before there was a PRS factory.  This is THE PROTOTYPE of the Metal.  It is from 1984 and is the #1 prototype documented from factory (included).  It is in Excellent Condition with the Original Hard Case and Tool.  Pickups are hand wound by Paul.

Extensive documentation and pictures of Ted Nugent with this guitar are included with the sale.

Paul took this piece as a sample to New Orleans and it was scooped up by Ted Nugent.  Ted “borrowed” this piece and played it in such iconic performances as his jam with Eddie Van Halen (pictures included) and Texas Jam.

This is a collector quality piece that also sounds & plays amazing.  Vintage PRS Guitars are priced extremely well and are poised for long-term appreciation relative to their peers.  If you watch the major vintage player sites, clean examples of F and G have been moving at ever increasing prices.  Don’t sleep on this.  It’s not another sunburst F…..it’s THE Metal that we all lusted after when we were younger and broke.

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Jason Z Schroeder (Not PBG) Chopper TL with 1-Piece Rosewood Neck

Jason Z Schroeder HANDMADE (not PBG) Chopper TL.  This is in striking “Hermes” color scheme (they make the best ties in the world).   Excellent Condition from smoke free environment.  Comes with Original Hard Form Fit Case!

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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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