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2017 Nachocaster Tele : 6lb-7oz

1-Owner Nacho Banos “Nachocaster” Tele.  These are THE go-to guitar as of late and are rarely available.  Luckily, I scour the universe and smell them before they are dragged through every gear enthusiast site around.

This 1-piece Ash body guitar weighs in at JUST 6lb-7ounces.  The neck is 1.65″ and the radius is 9.5″.  The neck profile is a vintage V with a .87′-1.01″ measurement.  Frets are medium.  Pickups are Broaccaster type:  Bridge 9.34k & Neck 6.81k.  Of course the guitar has a nitro finish.

Guitars this fantastic do not last long on the open market.  You can get on the list…sure….wait like I used to forever….then when you email about one you want (2 min after you get the email) the one you wanted is somehow sold….OR…you can get this one in a couple of days…..your choice Paco.

This beauty is an incredibly rare 2-tone sunburst with heavy aging.  It was purchased new and is dated Dec 2017.  Ungigged home use only.  Comes of course with the orignal case (looks perfect but one latch seems funky….you’ll have to live with it or replace the latch).  Also included are the Certificate, Ashtray Cover, CD and a couple tiny other items.

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1967 Marshall JMP – Original & Just Serviced

1967 Marshall JMP – Original & Just Serviced

Vintage 1967 Marshall JMP head in VG Condition.  I’m sure most would grade this example higher for condition because as you can see it is clean.  I’ll go with VG and let the pictures do the talking.

I’ll start by saying I am not a vintage expert.  I purchased it and was told it had original tolex & iron….my tech confirmed this.  Not certain about the logo but believe it to be original (not promising).  You can see some of the screws have been replaced.  It has had maintenance and recently my tech replaced the plug socket because those old ones just become very unstable and we don’t want to risk anything with a prime example of a vintage amp.

Really amazing amp.  Some folks like to crank every knob all the way up and let ‘er rip.  Some like to mess with the dials until they get just the right woody tone and sustain.  What I can tell you is try EVERYTHING on this amp.  I mean plug into the low input and crank it…WOW….then the high output and turn 1/2 way…also a WOW.   Turn the Treble and Presence up and get that freaking searing Marshall crush.   Dial back the tone controls and you get the organic edible lush thickness.

Just realize this is an instrument.  Try lots of settings.  You will find endless inspiration here.  Jump the channels….try them unjumped.  No one setting is ‘it’ with this particular amp.  You can literally reinvent yourself with it.

Sadly I am moving in a different direction so after much self doubt I realize this belongs in the hands of someone who will enjoy it regularly.  Oh let me tell you …it LOVES different types of preamp tubes…try LOTS and get more different tones.  Also….you will just smile at the way it handles different cabs and speakers.  Again, like a whole new amp every time.  Lastly….if you like a few pedals this will also be a platform that allows them to work lovingly WITH the amp and not fight it.

Have to say there is a reason these 1967s are particularly sought after.  Think about it…for about the same price (maybe a bit more) of a modern copy….you can have a 1967 Marshall JMP.

Think it’s too loud?….it doesn’t say 50 on it anywhere does it.  Never promised 50 watts.  These are just not as loud as people think they will be.  They are not. My tech says most are in the mid-30 watt territory.

If you believe certain things are meant to be cared after…then this is your chance to participate in caretaking for a historic piece.  Your turn.  It is set from ,my tech and ready to serve you well.

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Germino Lead 55 :  SS/Tube Rectifier Option  – Aug 2018 Build

Germino Lead 55 : SS/Tube Rectifier Option – Aug 2018 Build

Germino Lead 55 head that is dated August 2018.  Home nonsmoking use.  Near Mint Condition but I will call it EXCELLENT to avoid you sending a camera bot into the circuit to determine if clean power was run through it.

YES this has the SOLID STATE/TUBE RECTIFIER SWITCH INSIDE.  NO, I will not pull the chassis to take a picture of it (I mean do you think I am lying here?).

Original Factory Tubes.  No repairs.  Sounds freaking amazing!  No I will not take gut shots LOL.

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2017 Carr Mercury V 1-12″ Combo

2017 Carr Mercury V 1-12″ Combo

Carr Mercury V combo in Near Mint Nonsmoking Home Use Condition.  Comes with Manual & Original Shipping Carton.   Smells new.  Virtually unplayed condition.  I can’t find any flaws but I’m sure you will get out the electron microscope so I’ll grade it as Excellent to spare you the call to Reverb bitching about how the head of one screw had dust in it.

SUPER flexible amp that covers SO much ground in a light package.

So given that you love my sense of humor…here are some other fun rules for you to laugh at…..all fees prepaid via paypal and applied toward purchase price if you decide to get it.

  • $50 fee to weigh the amp (prepaid via PayPal)
  • $50 fee to measure the amp (prepaid via PayPal)
  • $50 fee to take picture of the serial number (prepaid via PayPal)
  • $100 fee to take pictures in natural sunlight (prepaid via PayPal)
  • $500 fee to take video and audio clip of it being played (prepaid via PayPal)
  • $1 million fee (not applied toward purchase) for gut shots
  • $50 fee to answer “how did you get the amp”….I mean let’s assume I stole it (which is what the question implies) do you think I would say ‘ahhh damn mannnnnn you caught me”)
  • $200 fee to take picture of it with me holding a copy of today’s newspaper
  • $100 fee to answer ‘which version of the Carr V is this”
  • $50 to consider your lame trade
  • $100 if you want to ask me to compare it to every amp ever made
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1965 Fender Vibrolux Reverb w JBL 10s

1965 Fender Vibrolux Reverb w JBL 10s

So what we have here is a cool amp….a totally different flavor of Vibrolux Reverb.  Let me start by saying NO it is NOT a bright sounding amp.  It is actually very clear sounding.  Maybe you will have to actually LISTEN when you turn the tone knobs (rather than using your favorite settings….)…poor you…imagine that …using your ears.   But I found it was very VERY beautiful sounding to the point where my amp tech even noted it was a fantastic sounding example.

So here is what I am not…and that is a vintage amp expert.  I will provide a zillion pictures and the best info I have…aside from that you have to use your judgement. Now, I have this priced extremely fairly to reflect the fact that it has some reversed mods and changes.

To the best of my ability to date it appears this is a 1965 amp.  If it isn’t then too bad LOL.  The legs were obviously added….go ahead..aske me who did that…like the amp talks or something.  The speakers are obviously after-market & again of unknown origin.  I have included pictures of the iron and circuit.  I do know my tech returned a few mods (I think it had a master vol at one point) back to stock for me.  Aside from that again use your own detective work and judgement.

The verb is great.  The tubes are mostly brand new except the vintage 12at7.  Just an amp I took 0n trade that has to go cheap to make room.

I do not want to get into the ‘this screw was changed and you didn’t disclose it so you owe me $4000 even though (I paid $2300) syndrome. Funny how people try to use that old trick…I have a great email from a guy who sent me a detailed list of all the restoration work a clearly disclosed recovered/jacked up tweed deluxe would require….down to the freaking face plate nails….I seriously want to start a page for “Hall of Fame Assclowns” and post stuff like this.   I mean it is some original humor like you can’t make this stuff up.

Anyway, don’t end up on my Wall of Shame…do your own homework and man up with this great amp.

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Thorn So Cal GT – Korina & 1-Piece Western Red Cedar

Here is what I’ll call “Player Grade Plus” Condition Guitar.  1-off Ron Thorn in irreplacable Korina/Western Red Cedar combination of woods.  There is just enough wear to knock it down to the bargain basement pricing level….all while being clean enough that you won’t cringe when you see it.  From a nonsmoking environment.  Most notable in the wear dept is on the top where you can clearly see areas in which the finish has been worn through (from finger resting during playing).  There are other dings and nicks as well but the picture of the top gives you a sense of what you’re getting here.

First off let’s talk Ron Thorn. You realize there ARE no more ‘ron thorn’ guitars…Ron was selected to run the Fender production (huge right).  Second, you realize almost no two Ron Thorn guitars are alike. Each one was carefully crafted to be 1-offs.  If you see something you like you need to grab it because there are typically not duplicates out there.  Third, tonally Ron’s guitars are known to be in the upper echelon of instruments ESPECIALLY when you purchase them used.  As yourself what can you find in the sub-$2k range that has this level of workmanship, wood quality and pedigree?

Let’s talk specific features now.  YOU CAN SEE A FULL RUNDOWN OF SPECS & CONDITION IF YOU SEE THE PICTURES. But here is a sampling:

  • 1-Piece Western Red Cedar Top
  • Korina Back
  • 1-Piece Korina Neck
  • Rosewood Board
  • Just 6lb-8oz
  • 2-Tek Bridge (each bridge is separate)
  • Thorn Pasadena Classic 80 pickups
  • .875″ – .925″ C-Neck Profile
  • 1-11/16″ Width & 10 Radius
  • Gotoh locking tuners
  • NO fret wear
  • 25.5″ Scale
  • Med/Lg Frets
  • Levy’s Padded Case included
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2018 Germino Club 40

2018 Germino Club 40

Savings alert here!   Germino Club 40 that has a build date (sticker inside) of April 2018.  One owner from a non-smoking home.  It was one-of-3 custom made for my customer & dear friend.  Of course he couldn’t resist a choice guitar in my stash so he kindly sent this to me days after he received it.

This has a SOLID STATE recitifer (sorry, not switchable).  It does NOT have a Master Vol.  LIterally only has maybe an hour on it….so…using our contextual clues that would mean…YES….YES…the tubes ARE fresh..and they ARE original.  LOL

I can’t find a mark on it but grade it as Excellent to protect myself from the electron microscope post purchase inquisition.

IT sounds freaking amazing.  Fantastic piece of gear here guys.  Get that vintage coveted sound without the nonsense associated with vintage amps.

SORRY NO TRADES PLEASE.

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2018 Wysocki “Jeff Beck Tele” – Brand New : MONSTER AGED WOODS

If you buy high end guitars you have thought about woods…is it a 1-piece body or 2? Is it Brazilian Rosewood or Indian?  Is it Honduran Mahogany or other.  Is it stump wood or primary growth?  On and on.  And some builders use this info against us…they tell us what we want to hear only to later find out it was a lie (remember the Gibson 2-piece fretboards…LOL).  Some builders like D’Pergo specialize in high end woods and charge near $20k for a new F-style guitar (yes that is true).  Some claim to have great wood but then the guitars are boat anchors.  Lastly, even great wood in the hands of a hack can be wasted.  Construction and attention to detail are vital to any instrument’s tone & playability.

Larry Wysocki has been THE go-to ‘wood’ supplier to luthiers for over 50-years.  He scours the planet finding the oldest air dried fine quality dry woods available.  He has a stash and digs into it to make a few guitars a year.  Most often these instruments are custom orders for celebs.  Occasionally Larry makes a guitar and an order cancels…thus is the case with this spectacular piece.

If you ever wanted THE ULTIMATE Jeff Beck style Tele….THIS is the one you want.  nothing has been spared…and new this is HALF the price of a D’Pergo…and the woods are better.  Tonally….I find Wysockis to be much more alive and 3D tonally.  The notes are even and clear. There is a snap and organic transparency that comes through.  Larry literally finds THE perfect pair of pickups for each guitar….he has a stash from all the hard-to-get winders.

For the price of a Fender Masterbuilt you can get a REAL Masterbuilt from a guy who literally chose the best woods on the planet for the guitar.   You can see all the Specs in the sheet in the PICTURES.    For now here is a summary of what your money gets you:

  • 5A 1-piece Flame Maple Top w Early 1900s Air Dried One Piece Swamp Ash Back.
  • 5A 1-Piece Flame Maple Neck from Early 1900s Air Dried
  • Brazilian Rosewood Board : 80yr Old Air Dried
  • Tom Doyle Pickups – personally selected by Larry for THIS guitar
  • Just 7lb-3oz
  • Pickup rings, knobs and switch tip from 80yr old Air Dried Brazilian Rosewood.
  • 1-11/16″ Nut Width
  • Med/Lg Frets
  • 12 Radius
  • .85″ to .967″ C Profile Hand Carved Neck
  • DOUBLE BOUND BODY
  • Brand New with Warranty
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Gustavsson Bluesmaster P90 2011

This one is a special one.  Oh some may look the same….but they all sound much different.  Don’t believe me?….go to and search for threads on Gustavsson Guitars….there is one from several years ago where a friend of mine wrote his impressions of FOUR JGs that I lent him for the weekend.  If you’re not willing to invest the time to do your homework then why are you spending this much on a guitar?

Well I have had more JGs than just about anyone.  I can tell you this one is VERY different sounding than the Gold Top P90 that I am also sounding.  Why not email me and let’s talk about which one is better for YOU…through YOUR setup…with YOUR playing style.  Sellers all want you to think these high end guitars are the same….they are NOT….that’s why I stock so many of each brand.  I do it so that I can help you find THE guitar of your dreams.

You can see all the specs & detailed condition in the PICTURES.  It’s Excellent Condition with Original Hard Form Fit Case.  Brazilian Board.  C Neck Profile .89-.985:”.   But the specs alone can’t tell you what this will sound like…because it’s hand created.

IN my view…this is one of the 2 best P90 JGs I have had (along w my Gold Top).  Each is a very different animal though.  Let me help…don’t fall prey to guys who just want to move theirs by using all the superlatives.

A matter of note…the guitar pictures show a touch of reflection so please know there are not huge white streaks on it.  LOL

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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.

You can see all the Specs & Detailed Condition in the Pictures

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Homestead 50 Head!  Mint

Homestead 50 Head! Mint

Homestead 50 amp in MINT condition!  This head is from a one owner, nonsmoking home environment.  It works as it should and has 6L6 tubes.  See why the stars are gravitating toward this hand created brand of amps.  SIMPLE format, VERY interactive dials, HALF POWER switch & REVERB.

Comes only with what you see here (yes it has the tubes…LOL)…and YES they are original and virtually new.  Sorry no footswitch but those you can find anywhere.

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Fender Custom Shop 2017 Namm Ltd Ed 60s Strat Relic

Ok so how do I start…well I had this one in my collection….I only keep one strat…I wanted it to be this.  I just LOVE this.  It is the best modern Fender I have played…period.  It has SO many factory upgrades.  It was tricked out by Fender to represent the best of what the standard Custom Shop could produce…think of it like a generic Masterbuilt.   It sounds like an early 60s vintage strat…jangles and the cleans just freaking blow me away.   I never thought a Custom Shop could move me like this did.

This is not an ordinary piece from Fender.  First off it has a SELECT LIGHT WEIGHT BODY (Ash).  The whole guitar weights just 7lb-1oz.   Second is has a thin NITRO finish and custom seafoam green sparkle finish (note I am also selling the matching Tele…hint hint).  Third it has a COMPOUND RADIUS of 9.5″-12″.    The neck measures a perfect .83″-.985″.

You can see all the specs and detailed condition if you look in the PICTURES.  The real thing to note is the pickups are Bare Knuckles (not certain of exact model) and the ORIGINALS ARE IN THE CASE.  YES it comes with the Cert, Stratp and ORIGINAL CASE.  From a loving home use nonsmoking environment.

Get a COOL 1-off that guitar at a fraction of a Masterbuilt..but this kills any Masterbuilt I’ve had.

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2013 Brian Monty Bluesmaster – Mahogany & Curly Birch Top

Brian Monty Bluesmaster in Excellent “-“/VG”+” Condition with Original Hardshell Case.   This is from a nonsmoking environment and has 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 upcoming 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 .90″ – .97″
  • No Fretwear
  • Lust for Tone Pickups (Custard Pie)
  • Some nicks and wear detailed in pictures and/or the spec sheet
  • Jensens Paper-in-Oil NOS Caps
  • Mahogany / Curly Birch
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Brian Monty – Bluesmaster

Brian Monty Bluesmaster in Excellent “-“/VG”+” Condition with Original Hardshell Case.   This is from a nonsmoking environment and has 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 upcoming 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
  • Tom Short Pickups!
  • Some nicks and wear detailed in pictures and/or the spec sheet
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2018 Echopark Case Study : Korina/Cherry – BRAND NEW Auth Dealer

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 Burled Michigan Cherry
  • 1-Piece Flame Maple Neck w Rolled Edges
  • Old Stock Striped Gabon EBONY BOARD
  • .90″ – .92″ C-Profile Neck
  • Jescar Pyramid Frets
  • 1.68″ Width & 12″ Radius
  • 25.5″ Scale
  • EP Wide Range Hum and J-Master Pickups
  • Bigsby B5
  • Paper-in-Oil NOS Cap
  • Ivroid Binding – 3 Piece
  • Polished Nitro Finish (THIN)
  • Just 7lb-15oz
  • Factory Aging

 

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Victoria 45410 Bassman – Super Clean

Victoria 45410 Bassman – Super Clean

Victoria Bassman a.k.a. 45410 in Near Mint nonsmoking original condition.  New these are $2900 and this one is super clean.  You can see by my hi-res pictures that it was a home only use piece.  Tubes look as clean as the rest of it (i.e. it’s not been played much if you haven’t already caught my drift).

These amps are just wonderful.  I’ve had many and they are consistent tonally.  They just capture that vintage Fender tone in an affordable format.  New these are amazing deals…USED and in THIS condition you should jump on it.

Think about it.  The other guy already took the price hit. You can enjoy this one and move it along and likely get pretty much what you paid (or more).   IF you’ve ever lusted after this amp….or if you just want to take a flier on a new amp…this is the way to do it.

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Homestead Hundred – UPGRADES GALORE – 6550 Tubes & Effects Loop – SAME SETUP AS WARREN HAYNES

Homestead Hundred – UPGRADES GALORE – 6550 Tubes & Effects Loop – SAME SETUP AS WARREN HAYNES

Impossibly rare CUSTOM Homestead Hundred.  This one is a 1-off specially made by Peter for a good customer.  This one has an Effects Loop….the only other one with a loop is the one Warren Haynes has.  This also has 6550 tubes.  YES IT HAS A FOOTSWITCH (not pictured but included).    VERY low hours and nonsmoking ungigged and unmodded.

This comes from one of my best customers who purchased this amp then ran into sudden new home repair costs.  You can get one that has major upgrades for less than the price of a new one.

Search Youtube and you can hear clips of this amp.  It is a WOW piece.  Simple but WOW.  Get in on the ground floor of these Homestead Amps….they are the real deal.

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2015 Collings CL w Throbaks

2015 Collings CL with THROBAK PICKUPS!  This guitar was also professionally upgraded with NOS Sprague Paper In Oil Caps (originals in case).  The instrument is in EXCELLENT Nonsmoking Condition and of course comes with its original hardshell case (Ameritage).

It weighs just 7lb-15oz and features a 1-piece Mahogany Back!  The neck is a perfect “C” Shape that measures .87″-.96″…for those who don’t translate…this means it’s slightly more comfortable than a 59RI Les Paul.  The nut is a touch wider than a LP too at 1.70″ which means you have just a hair more room to bend comfortably on the 12″ Radius Neck.

VERY clean piece and you can see by our feedback that our instruments arrive as advertised.  PLEASE SEE THE PICTURES FOR A COMPLETE SPEC/CONDITION SHEET.  We are the only ones in the business who take the time to go through an instrument and provide this level of detail.  The result, buy from a store, with a fantastic reputation….and get what you expect.

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2015 Collings SoCo LC w/ Throbaks

Collings Soco LC in Excellent “+” Nonsmoking Condition.  1-Owner lovingly cared for and barely played.  Comes with Unsigned Warranty Card….smells new!  This has THROBAK PICKUPS which as you likely know makes this a premium model.

YES – It has the Original Hard AMERITAGE CASE

NO – There are no repairs or structural issues.  Just some touch spots that are barely noticeable (SEE THE PICTURES FOR A COMPLETE SPEC/CONDITION SHEET).

The neck is a wonderful “C” profile that measures .865″ – .967″ and has what appear to me to be Medium Frets.  The pickups are THROBAK SLE-101 Plus MXV versions and are original to this custom guitar.

I just love the top on this guitar.  It shows so 3D in different angles yet the finish is subdued so it doens’t scream out like a circus beacon. 

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Collings CL #253 – Early Production Model

We LOVE Collings Guitars.  Everyone loves Collings guitars.  BUT…when you can get their super EARLY ones….you need to JUMP on them.  These were made with amazing woods from the stash.  You just simply can’t find the same today no matter what lengths you go to with Collings.  They are still amazing…but the early ones are collectible and desired.  When the history books are written on this Golden Age of Lutherie…the early Collings will be amongst the ones that continue to rise in price and desirability.

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This 2007/8 model is in EXCELLENT nonsmoking condition.  It features a 1-piece Mahogany Neck & Back with an incredible Flame Maple Top.  The weight is just 8lb-2oz.  It comes with its original hardshell case (these were not Ameritage at this point).   The nut is 1.70″ and the frets appear Med/Lg (with no substantial wear).  Neck is a familiar “C” Shape that is .865″ – 1.00″.  OH OH OH and the board is (of course) BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD.

You can grab a classic for the price of some stamped out average guitar.  Treat yourself to a classic.

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1981 Gibson CS Heritage 80 Elite ’59RI Les Paul

A true classic collectable Gibson Les Paul.  The early 1980s Heritage Series is known as a benchmark in the LP arena.  Quality woods.  Tim Shaw Pickups.  The best of Gibson since the 50s till that point and beyond.  These guitars tend to be a bit beefier in the weight because Gibson was using good dense woods. Tonally this is like getting hit with a midrange tank.  VERY full sounding and musical.  Definitely not the thin shrill sound of so many LPs you’ve tried and flipped.

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This one is in Excellent “-” Condition with OHSC.   The neck measures a nice .86″-.97″ which is just a tad smaller than a typical ’59LP.  Ebony board gives some snap to compliment the dense mahogany used with the maple top.  Grover tuners are my favorite on LPs.  They are smooth and hold their place.  A touch of some fretwear that a luthier could knock out if it bothers you…it doesn’t bother me so I leave it.  Really the ‘wear’ to note is typical contact touch/rub wear.  There are a couple of very minor surface pinhead dings but nothing serious & certainly no structural issues.

If you want a LP that sounds full and fat & you want to capture that classic LP tone…this is the one for you.

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Pete Cornish FLANGER

Pete Cornish FLANGER

mpossibly Rare PETE CORNISH SUPER FLANGER in excellent nonsmoking condition with box & power cable (no instructions).   YES THE SEALS ARE UNBROKEN.  Works as it should and BOY it is the CLEAREST and most LUSH and USABLE flanger ever made.

I own one in my personal collection and it does so much that I actually use this to replace my chorus too.  There is a reason they are never for sale.  Step up and get the best….you will spend it over time messing with $300 pedals 20 times over and losing $100 every trip.  Learn from my mistakes.

Comes ONLY with what you see here.

Works as it should.  Ready for your love!

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1964/65 Fender Stratocaster – Stupid Clean

1964/65 Fender Stratocaster – Stupid Clean

Yes! A super clean 1964/65 Fender Stratocaster with Original Hardshell Case!

NOT A REFIN

NOT A REFRET
ORIGINAL PICKUPS

NO FUNNY BUSINESS UNDER GUARD

Ok now that we have those obvious questions out of the way let’s chat.  This one has a very late 1964 neck and very early 1965 pickups (first 1/2 Jan 1965).  Call it what you want.   Some say ’64…some say ’65.  The pickups are all original and not rewound.  The color is amazing and clean.  Some wear, yes, and dings but a super clean instrument for this era.

The frets are in exceptional shape and I can’t even find grooves.

It weights just over 7.5 lbs which is in the sweet spot everyone is looking for.

You can see it was used sparingly.  I have a LOT of pictures and happy to send them if you are genuinely interested.

YES it blacklights.  The guard appears original as does the wiring and pots.  Use your own judgement because it’s sold AS-IS and I’m not getting into a debate over every screw on this.  The TREM ARM IS INCLUDED…best I can tell it’s original.  Decal is original.

AMAZING BALANCED PICKUPS!  That mid-60s Tone you are searching for!   Plays just like a great mid-60s Strat!  Doesn’t smell like smoke either!

If you’re going to spend money you should search for one that is this level of clean. The premium for “mint” guitars just is too high PLUS you won’t play them.  This one has just a couple of wear spots that allow you to enjoy it WHILE maintaining the fact that it’s in this echelon of clean.

I have to say these old strats are everything you could ask for.  LOVE the carve.  LOVE The pickups and how responsive they are.  They bloom and sustain.  Jangle yet can thicken up with a cranked amp.   There is a reason people covet these.  And again, this is one you can play AND collect.

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2018 Collings 290 w THROBAKS & Light Factory Aging & Neck Binding

Collings 290 w THROBAK PICKUPS & NECK BINDING.   This is a NEAR Mint Condition 2018 one-owner, smoke free piece with Unsigned Warranty Card & Orignal Ameritage Hard Case.

NOTE: THIS GUITAR COMES WITH FACTORY CONTROL COVERS IN CASE – OWNER INSTALLED CLEAR CONTROL COVERS.

Why would you pay in the mid-$3ks for a guitar when you can save $1000 or more on one that is as nice as those hanging in the showroom (often nicer because those are banged around by morons who have zero intention of buying).

This piece has upgraded features!  See all the SPECS & DETAILED CONDITION IF YOU LOOK AT THE PICTURES – I PREPARE A DETAILED SHEET

SUMMARY OF SPECS:

  • 2018 Production
  • Just 6lb-15oz
  • 1 Piece Mahogany Body
  • 1.6875″ Nut
  • “C” Profile Neck
  • Light Factory Aging
  • THROBAK 52/54 Pickups
  • Unsigned Warranty Card
  • Original Hard Form Fit Ameritage Case
  • No Fretwear
  • Near Mint Condition

 

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2017 Collings CL with Deluxe Features: Throbak / Inlay / Aging

Collings CL with DELUXE features!  This is a Mint Condition 2017 one-owner, smoke free piece with Unsigned Warranty Card & Orignal Ameritage Hard Case.

NOTE: THIS GUITAR COMES WITH FACTORY CONTROL COVERS IN CASE – OWNER INSTALLED CLEAR CONTROL COVERS.

Why would you pay in the $5ks for a guitar when you can save $1500 or more on one that is as nice as those hanging in the showroom (often nicer because those are banged around by morons who have zero intention of buying).

This piece has DELUXE features!  See all the SPECS & DETAILED CONDITION IF YOU LOOK AT THE PICTURES – I PREPARE A DETAILED SHEET

SUMMARY OF SPECS:

  • 2017 Production
  • Just 8lb – 6oz
  • 1 Piece Mahogany Back
  • 1.70″ Nut
  • “C” Profile Neck .865″ – .967″
  • Light Factory Aging
  • THROBAK ER-CUSTOM MXV Pickups
  • Unsigned Warranty Card
  • Original Hard Form Fit Ameritage Case
  • No Fretwear
  • Near Mint Condition

 

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