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Scala 1-Off Singlecut w Birdseye Maple Neck

Leo SCALA custom built instrument!  If you are looking for unobtanium then THIS is worth your investment.  As you know, Scala guitars are sold out everywhere and have a long leadtime.  This is an earlier piece and the features/craftsmanship will blow away anything within spitting distance of its price point.

YOU CAN SEE COMPLETE SPECS & CONDITION IN THE 3rd PICTURE

Where are you going to find a 1-piece HONDURAN MAHOGANY body with Spalted Maple Top & BIRDSEYE MAPLE NECK/BOARD for under $3k in this condition?  Then add the fact that this is all hand made and the woods hand selected.  Weight at just 7lb-14oz.  EXCELLENT condition from smoke free environment.  Comes with G&G Hardshell Case (white for those who feel the need to ask…as if that is the dealbreaker…apparently it is for those who ask because I have never once, in 13 years, sold a guitar to someone who asked what color the case is….I think it is my competition trying to drive me insane so that they can take over my niche.

OH yes it has the trem bar…I know that is another deal breaker…LOL….YES it has the trem bar!  No I don’t have pictures of the trem bar in natural light. I won’t weight it. I won’t tell you the iron composition of the metal.  I won’t measure the spacing of the threads on the bar for you and I won’t tell you the history of the bar.  Phew.  

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c1979 Jim Kelley 30/60 – Celeb Owned

c1979 Jim Kelley 30/60 – Celeb Owned

Impossibly rare c1979 Jim Kelley 30/60.  Celeb owned and it has a plaque to prove it.  This amp is just WOW sounding.  The cleans and note bloom are haunting.  As a pedal platform….probably the best I’ve ever experienced.   As you probably know, Jim is now making a new version of the Line Amp in extremely limited quantities (I believe 7 total) that are being auctioned off.

I rescued this from Hollywood where it was left in a state of neglect.  It had been blowing fuses…so I took it to the best amp tech in the Midatlantic.  We determined that the amp needed new tubes and fresh caps…so I paid him to do this.  Also, my tech put the amp on a scope and determined that the wave the Output Transformer was putting out was way out of whack (sign of a lot of use with an attenuator).   I contacted Jim Kelley who was SUPER COOL and offered to sell me a replacement Output Transformer (same one used in his current amps).  My tech installed it and WOW.

So here is your chance to get an amp that has fresh service and a known history.  You’re not paying top dollar for some hidden issues.  Cosmetics are, as you can see, worn.   You’re buying this to play….enjoy it and use it.  USE it.

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Ron Ellis STRAT Pickups :  50 60 w FAT Bridge & Complete Pickguard w Pots & NOS Cap

Ron Ellis STRAT Pickups : 50 60 w FAT Bridge & Complete Pickguard w Pots & NOS Cap

Here is a ‘plug and play’ solution to your Strat needs.  Complete pickguard setup with Pots and 5-way.  The highlight….RON ELLIS Strat Pickups.  These are the 50s 60s w FAT Bridge.  NOS Cap included in the setup.

The guard is a 3-ply mint color.  I tried to take pics of it in different lights.  These pickups are the GO TO for anyone in the know.  You spend SO much money on gear…why not suck it up and get the best Strat upgrade available.    You will find Fender or Lollars to be very small sounding and sterile by comparison.  I have Ron Ellis in my Strat….been a fan since before they were hot.  We sell what we believe in….step up and join the ‘in the know’ crowd.

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Ruokangas UNICORN Classic – WOW Carribean Blue-Burst Nitro Finish

I always search for Ruokangas Guitars.  As a former authorized dealer I can attest to the quality, playability and tone.  I was one of the first dealers in the world to stock Unicorns when they came onto the scene after years of painstaking research by Juha to capture the best of the ’59 Burst while adding modern features that take the platform up a notch from current production instruments.  These guitars are in the top tier of modern instruments.  People who have worked with PrimeGuitars over the past 13 years know us for consultative sales and honest feedback.  These guitars ARE top tier.  CLARITY and STRING-TO-STRING DEFINITION.  A piece that vibrates in your hand.  THIN nitro finishes.  Unique colors.  The use of Cedar (others are just catching on the Cedar vs. Mahogany).

Why did we stop carrying them new?….simple…in the US they are super expensive new.  People just had trouble ponying up for these instruments.  In Europe, they are considered amongst the top of the food chain.

Solution?….I continue to stock them USED because they represent about the best value one could attain in the boutique marketplace.

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Here is a summary of specs for those too excited to click the sheet:

  • Highly Figured Arctic Birch Top over Spanish Cedar Body
  • Spanish Cedar Neck
  • Indian Rosewood Board
  • Just 8lb-13oz (SOLID)
  • Unicorn Custom Pickups (think PAF)
  • LONG TENON
  • Nitro Finish
  • Tone Pros Tune-O-Matic
  • BIG C Neck :  .85″ – .91″
  • 1-11/16″ Nut
  • 12″ Radius

 

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2010 Gilyaron LP – Premium Top & Reclaimed Wood

Impossibly rare Gilyaron LP from 2010 when these were at their peak!  Upgraded Top!  Reclaimed Woods.  Just 8lbs on the button. Nonsmoking environment.  Un-aged with just a touch of wear in a couple of spots.  This has a BALANCED tone….VERY large sounding instrument with a nice tight full bass AND mids while the highs come through without being piercing and unpleasant.

I’ve had many Yarons and this ranks up there amongst the best.  Just look at the top on this one!  I took pictures outside because when I take them inside people always write ‘outside pics”…I think they are asking me to post them…..so I send them but never hear back…maybe ‘outside pics’ is code for “My name is Vaneeshia and I will vanish the second I send you off to do a task I don’t really care about”…..so now I’m sure I’ll get “inside pics” as a question.

 

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1970s FOXX Tone Machine – Blue Label

1970s FOXX Tone Machine – Blue Label

Rare 1970s FOXX Tone Machine.  This is super clean and sounds THICK and FUZZZZZZZY.   If you collect or play pedals THIS is additive to what you already have experienced.  New stuff just sounds thin inn comparison.

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1980c Gibson Les Paul HERITAGE 80 Standard

Circa 1980 GIBSON Les Paul Heritage 80 Standard.  These guitars have stood the test of time with players and collectors alike because tonally little else compares.  These guitars are characteristically FAT sounding lush Les Pauls.  The tone nails all those classic rock riffs you have in your head.  The notes are SO full and maybe it’s the Shaw pickups?…maybe it’s the fact that these tend to be a little bit heavier?….maybe it’s the good Mahogany used back in the day?…..not certain but all I know is I just LOVE the tone on this.  PLay it next to a modern LP (and boy I sure did vs. several) and you will hear it for yourself.  New guitars sound like toys vs. this one.

You can see all the specs & a detailed condition report in the 3rd Picture.  Overall the guitar has a very light weight for one of these.  The guitar has wear thoughout but nothing (in my opinion) that is terrible.  It just looks and feels used and naturally relic’d.    Price-wise these guitars are true bargains.   Get a collectible classic that has world class tone for the price of a junky modern guitar…no brainer.  I look for value in the market and that’s why I selected this piece.

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Detemple Strat (Early period when Mike himself made them all)

HALL-OF-FAME TONE ALERT.  I have had 50+ Detemples…when I tell you one sounds amazing then one should listen up…THIS sounds amazing.  It sounds BIG…BIG like a set of steer horns on a Caddy in TX big…..BIG.  EVERY NOTE is BIG and fat.  Story goes like this…years ago I got this in.  A local customer inquired and told me he’d buy it if it sounded better than his boutique strat.  This was up for the challenge…not only did it beat the incumbant, the buyer ended up acquiring several other Detemples from me as a result.

Years later, this piece emerges virtually unused since it was acquired.  It weights in at just 7-00 which is about as light as I’ve seen a Detemple.  It is loaded with Titanium saddles and a Titanium Trem Block.  JUST LOOK at the 1-piece Ash body.  Have to drool over the 1-piece flame maple neck.

You can see all the specs & condition in the 3rd picture.  But specs are just specs….REALITY IS what no spec can define.  THIS guitar belongs with someone who always wanted a FAT SUSTAINING LUSH sounding Strat.  Is that you?…or do you want thin ice picky and pencil dick notes (LOL).

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2010 PRS McCarty 53/10 Ltd Ed 1-of-25 with PRIVATE STOCK TOP

Just in from a collection…2010 PRS McCarty Ltd Edition 1-of-25 53/10 Private Stock Top McCarty.  This was a run of guitars that featured PERUVIAN Mahogany Necks along with PRIVATE STOCK tops.  The 53/10 Pickups featured NOS wire.  The finish was a super thin V12.  These were scooped up because they were basically 1/2 the price of a Private Stock.

This piece comes with the hang tag, unsigned warranty card, stickers and Original Hardshell ‘paisley” material case.  It weights just 7lb-06oz.  Very hard to find any wear on this piece.  It is super clean and even smells new.   Tonally, this is THE PRS to consider because the tone is FAT and THICK.  It sounded equally impressive through vintage Fenders and modern amps too.

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PALIR Shipwreck: 2016 NAMM

If you pay close attention to the boutique guitar market you will notice a trend.  One builder is being copied…not for their whacky design…not for their overpriced gear….because they got some washed up “celeb” to take a free one…no…PALIR Guitars is being copied because of their FINISHES….look around you.  Every builder will tell you that the Tele shape is HOT right now…but PALIR has found a way to reinvent the FINISH of electric guitars.  Look around and you will see Palir did it and now others are trying to capture the vibe…unsuccessfully I might add.

I always try to scoop up NAMM instruments from any builder…ESPECIALLY small guys who are starting out…why?…because they put their souls into these pieces hoping to attract attention amongst a crowded field.  Now that Palir has established a foothold in the market their pieces like this are scooped up as they hit stores.

Think about this…handcrafted unique guitar that sells for MUCH less than stamped out plastic crap from other guys.  This was Palir’s 2016 NAMM specimen.  IT remains in EXCELLENT NONSMOKING condition with it’s LOGO Original Hardshell Case.  Just LOOK at the finish on this.  I have to say this is one of the finest playing Teles I’ve had in the store.  The neck is AWESOME..nice C measuring .885″ – .955″.   Porter 9T Pickups.   Emerson Electronics.  Heavy 6105 Frets.

YOU CAN SEE A COMPLETE RUNDOWN OF SPECS & CONDITION IN THE 3RD PICTURE.

This weights just 7lb-02oz.  It has a 1-piece Swamp Ash Body and 1-Piece ROASTED Maple Neck.  10″ Radius.  Of course it comes with its Certificate of Authenticity.
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2016 TRAINWRECK Express w NOS Tubes & Cover/Manual

2016 TRAINWRECK Express w NOS Tubes & Cover/Manual

I have owned several of Kenny Fischer’s original amps.  I have played many more. I have owned a lot of the JM Trainwreck modern production (such as this).  I can tell you first hand that JM, as Kenny’s apprentice, picks RIGHT up where Kenny left off.

20+ years ago I spent hours upon hours on the phone with Kenny.  He was generous with his time and always full of teachings.  I miss our calls and the CDs we would send each other with cool bands and guitar tones.  At times during our calls Kenny would tell me his friend John Mark was there helping him.  Through Kenny, I came to know John.  I can tell you John knows tone.  He knows speakers.  He knows tubes.  He knows amps.  He is painstaking in his component to component testing.  He tests a zillion tubes in each position of each amp.  He is tireless in nailing the feel, tone and flexibility in each amp.

This is a 2016 JM Trainwreck Express (YES it is a Genuine Trainwreck as Kenny’s family has annointed JM as the successor to the business).   JM has access to Kenny’s stash of everything.

This Express, named MILANA, is loaded with carefully selected NOS tubes.  The amp has low hours. It comes with a D2F padded cover & the manual.  The tone is freaking AWESOME.  It has that characteristic fatness and sustain blooming into each note musically.  It cleans up simply by turning down your guitar’s volume.  These are not amps to turn to 10.  The sweet spot is between 10 and 2.  The knobs are interactive and allow you to tweak easily.  The amp LOVES different speakers.   I tried it through a host of modern and vintage cones and cabs.

Compared to a Marshall…there is no comparison.  A Wreck is FAT and FULL and Throaty but not overkill.  It just allows you to play and it fills in behind you.  There is no coaxing a note to sustain.  There is no need for pedals.  This amp will make you a better player because it will allow you to focus on what your hands should do next…not on coaxing out what should be (and is not) from other amps.

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Chapin Strata-houla

Chapin Strata-houla

Impossibly rare Chapin Strata-Houla with a unique combination of woods.  For those in the know, Bill Chapins guitars are highly sought after.  Each one was painstakingly created by a luthier…not stamped out.  No two are the same.  These rarely resurface from collections because they in the hands of folks who have tried everything under the sun and realize CHAPINS represent fight well above their weight.

This instrument is in Excellent Condition and is from a nonsmoking environment. Fresh strings and setup from prior owner.   Here are the Specs:

  • Mahogany Body
  • Mahogany Neck C Profile .835″-.935″
  • Ebony Board
  • 12 Radius
  • 1.65″ Width
  • Med/Lg Frets (uncertain of excatly which variety)
  • Just 8lb-8oz
  • No foreswear
  • TREM BAR IN CASE
  • Original Hardshell Case
  • 5-Way
  • 25.5″ Scale
  • K-style tuners
  • Black Dog (Chapin) custom pickups:  VRO in neck & PROTO #3 in Bridge

Hard to find many flaws on this but I am certain you will try so we will grade it as Excellent to save you the hassle of bickering LOL.

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2018 Germino Club 40

2018 Germino Club 40

Germino Club 40 made in April 2018.  One owner lived in a nonsmoking environment.  Super clean and sounds amazing.  Couple of questions I’ll get out of the way.

About the amp:

  • NO MASTER VOLUME
  • STANDARD TRANSFORMERS
  • No TUBE/SS Rectifier Option
  • NO MODS
  • ONE OWNER

Questions I will laugh at …and you will too unless you were going to ask them..then you will run to your nearest internet forum and say what a dick I am:

  • I will NOT take chassis pictures so that you can “determine the originality” (i.e., copy the circuit).
  • I will not weigh the amp
  • I will not measure the amp
  • I will not weigh or measure or photograph the tubes
  • I will not test each or any component of the circuit.
  • YES the amp works.
  • Why am I selling it?…well…we are a STORE and we SELL GEAR.
  • I will not pull every home security camera film from here to timbuck two in order to assure you the amp lived in a perfectly climately controlled environment with humidty of 36.6% so that you don’t get any tube drift or corrosion in the pots which could lead to maintenance (and we all know you want to use YOUR guy at $950 a minute).
  • I will not cover you to re-bias the amp OR for any maintenance you feel the need to do on a one year old babied amp.
  • I will not entertain trades
  • I will not check out 327 types of shipping options so that you can save $4 and cost me 12 hours.
  • I will not do a video, sound or even Tarot Card reading on this.
  • I will not verify through affidavit that the prior owner ran it through the correct voltage from his outlet.
  • I will not warranty the item because you do not like how it sounds.
  • I will not offer you an approval period
  • I will not accept a return.
  • I will not blacklight the item
  • phew that was healthy….
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James Tyler USA – Studio Elite HD

Oh how we love James Tyler Guitars….resonant…those necks….you just want to hold them.  Toneful….SUPER diverse tones available….really the ONE guitar for someone who can have/take only one.  BUT we know that’s not you…you have LOTS of guitars….so get this one and you will quickly start to realize that maybe you can get rid of others ….it is subtraction through addition (you see)….you get a guitar that is world class AND flexible….you then realize you can get rid of a couple that are not as nice…..you can tell your wife that you are SAVING money by spending…just doing it in reverse…you see!

This is SUPER light weight at just 6lb-07oz (likely chambered).  Standard /59 C profile neck .845″-.975″.  Factory Midboost (a MUST on Tylers).  Stingray 500 Single Coils & a California Special in the bridge.  Mamywo & QUILTED MAPLE Body.  Nonsmoking and YES it has the TREM BAR, ORIGINAL HARDSHELL CASE (GREY) and CERT AND TOOLS (I know you would pass on this if it didn’t have the tools…but not before you emailed “tools????????”….or called and said “Tools????????”.  Don’t be a tool…don’t ask about them.  And don’t go run to the internet and say ‘Ahhh you would think for $4k the guitar would come with tools”….and don’t then try to force a return because “you didn’t disclose that it didn’t have the tools”….your plans are foiled because…>THIS HAS THE TOOLS!!!

SEE ALL THE SPECS & DETAILED CONDITION IN THE 3rd PICTURE – it mentions the TOOLS 

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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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Trainwreck Express 2016 – Genuine Trainwreck

Trainwreck Express 2016 – Genuine Trainwreck

I have owned several of Kenny Fischer’s original amps.  I have played many more. I have owned a lot of the JM Trainwreck modern production (such as this).  I can tell you first hand that JM, as Kenny’s apprentice, picks RIGHT up where Kenny left off.

20+ years ago I spent hours upon hours on the phone with Kenny.  He was generous with his time and always full of teachings.  I miss our calls and the CDs we would send each other with cool bands and guitar tones.  At times during our calls Kenny would tell me his friend John Mark was there helping him.  Through Kenny, I came to know John.  I can tell you John knows tone.  He knows speakers.  He knows tubes.  He knows amps.  He is painstaking in his component to component testing.  He tests a zillion tubes in each position of each amp.  He is tireless in nailing the feel, tone and flexibility in each amp.

This is a 2016 JM Trainwreck Express (YES it is a Genuine Trainwreck as Kenny’s family has annointed JM as the successor to the business).   JM has access to Kenny’s stash of everything.

This Express, Angel, is loaded with carefully selected NOS tubes.  The amp has low hours. It comes with a D2F padded cover & the manual.  The tone is freaking AWESOME.  It has that characteristic fatness and sustain blooming into each note musically.  It cleans up simply by turning down your guitar’s volume.  These are not amps to turn to 10.  The sweet spot is between 10 and 2.  The knobs are interactive and allow you to tweak easily.  The amp LOVES different speakers.   I tried it through a host of modern and vintage cones and cabs.

Compared to a Marshall…there is no comparison.  A Wreck is FAT and FULL and Throaty but not overkill.  It just allows you to play and it fills in behind you.  There is no coaxing a note to sustain.  There is no need for pedals.  This amp will make you a better player because it will allow you to focus on what your hands should do next…not on coaxing out what should be (and is not) from other amps.

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Deusenberg DOOZY ONE  Combo 1-12

Deusenberg DOOZY ONE Combo 1-12

Duesenberg Doozy 1-12″ Combo.   VERY cool and versatile amp that really gets you to almost any territory.  This thing loves pedals.  I had a blast testing it out for the store.  I kept swapping guitars and found it just kills w Teles, Strats AND Hums.

Overall clean but has some surface wear and one spot where the wood has some slight damage.  See photos.  Want an affordable amp that is a steal used?  This is it!

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Germino Club 40 w Master Vol & SS/Tube Rectifier Option

Germino Club 40 w Master Vol & SS/Tube Rectifier Option

COOL as Fuq WHITE Germino Club 40 in Excellent Nonsmoking Condition.  This features a Master Volume AND the switch that allows you to get either Tube OR Solid State Rectifier tones.  Loaded with features and well taken care of.  I have a great customer (and dear friend) who loves Germino amps.  This one he RAVED about.   Why spend $5k for a vintage amp that will be hit-or-miss and likely loaded with someone elses cheap soldering jobs.

This one has had no repairs and no mods.  Just the amp you want at a price MUCH less than retail.  PrimeGuitars is a store that has been in business 11 years featuring clean high end gear.  We are not just some random who is going to dump his problem off on you.  We pack well and ship promptly.

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Hi-Tone DG50 – Near Mint Condition

Hi-Tone DG50 – Near Mint Condition

Hi-Tone DG50 Head in Excellent Nonsmoking Condition!  This was made for a celeb as a backup to another he was using…it sat in a storage room and was virtually unplayed.  I received it as part of a trade-in.  The amp smells new.  I tried it next to my early 1970s 50w Hiwatt and can’t tell the difference.  This is so tight and punchy.  You can dial in amazing cleans or just that perfect crunch you crave.

This has the DG Mod meaning both channels are blended if you plug into the topmost input.  I LOVE this feature.

Amp has one teenie tiny little nick that keeps it from being mint.

 

Also…don’t be misled by what some say…these heads LOVE cabs with Celestion speakers (old or new).  In fact, I actually prefer them because it gets to Marshall territory and really adds a whole new dimension to the Hiwatt thing.
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2017 Echopark ’59 Deluxe – Long Tenon – 6lb:05oz

2017 Echopark ’59 Deluxe.  We are Authorized Echopark Dealers and love to get them new or used.  This is clean, second hand and in Excellent Condition with Certificate of Authenticity & Original Hardshell Case.  Like all our instruments this is from a nonsmoking environment.  There are no modifications or repairs.

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Here is a summary but please see the sheet (pic 3) for all the details:

  • 2017
  • 1-Piece Mahogany Body
  • 1-Piece Mahogany Neck FULL TENON
  • Arcane Custom PIckups
  • Certificate of Authenticity
  • Original Hardshell Case
  • Just 6lb-5oz
  • 1-11/16″ Nut Width
  • Macassar Rosewood Fretboard
  • Medium ’59 Neck .895″ – 1.035″
  • Factory Aging
  • No fretwear
  • No mods or repairs

Why do we love this model?  Well if you’ve ever had a vintage Gibson you are always fighting that cardboard deadish tone that many have.  You also have to always wonder if it’s one of those with undisclosed issues…and of course you wil find out when you go to sell it.  Gabriel is the luthier to the stars because people LOVE the fact that he worked out the kinks from the vintage guitars while maintaining the quality and mojo.

This one has CLARITY….it has SNAP along with the OOOMPH.  We have stocked SOOOOOOO many other hand made brands and THIS is the one to consider if you want that vintage vibe.   New this would cost mid-$5ks and the wait is REALLY long.   Grab this super clean one for less than dealer cost would have been..

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Gibson Custom Shop MURPHY 50th Ann ’58RI Limited Ed – Collector Clean

BIG BIG BIG sounding Les Paul alert.  FAT HUGE WOW.  This one sticks out folks. As a store specializing in boutique gear we (well it’s just me so “I”) see hundreds of the finest guitars around.   THIS sticks out as a FAT FULL WOW guitar!

What do we have?  A collector clean 2008 Gibson Custom Shop.  It is a Murphy Aged 50th Ann 1958 RI Les Paul.  This is a Limited Edition version.  The CERT DOES SAY MURPHY AGED.  IT comes complete with the Original BLACK hardshell Gibson Case.  Of course it has the Certificate of Authenticity, Tags and Unsigned Warranty Card.  This is from a collector nonsmoking environment.  It has zero mods and no repairs.  See our feedback and buy with confidence.

SEE THE COMPLETE SPEC & CONDITION SHEET IN THE 3rd PICTURE.

Remember when you purchase from PrimeGuitars you are dealing with the only store in the world that takes the time to prepare a detailed Spec/Condition Sheet.  Other guys say “clean” but we have all been burnt by serious undisclosed issues.  I’m not promising this will pass an electron microscope test…but it is reviewed across a LOT of fronts to ensure you don’t open the case and say ‘WTF is this”.

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Gibson Custom Shop R9 2013 – Near Mint

OOOh when you find THE perfect Lemon finished R9…c’mon does it get better than this!?  I mean then you consider this one is Mint “-” Condition from a nonsmoking collector environment…..you’re reaching for the BUY button huh…Well but you have more questions….conspiracy theories circle ….so here are the facts you crave…

SEE COMPLETE SPECS & DETAILED CONDITION IN 3rd PICTURE:

Summary of Specs:

  • 8lb-7oz
  • 2013 Gibson Custom Shop
  • Original Hardshell Case (Brown for those who always ask then vanish)
  • CERT / TAGS/ Unsigned Warranty Card
  • CONTROL TIP IN CASE
  • Extra Conrol Cover in CASE
  • Some finish bleed into binding (typical)
  • No fret wear
  • No noticeable dings or repairs or dents
  • No modifications
  • Collector Owned
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Teuffel Tesla Classic

2011 Teuffel Tesla Classic in Sapphire Blue with Original Hardshell Case!  This even comes with a padded extra case as well!   The instrument was home-use only and is from a nonsmoking environment.  As a store specializing in high end boutique gear I consider Teuffels to be the pinncale of modern creation.  They are ergonomic and toneful and works of art.  They take over where Kleins were and take things to an entire new level or functional form.  Tonally they are a nuance player’s dream because they are super responsive to finger and pick dynamics.

Just look at the heavily birdseyed neck on this one.  Play with the 3 custom buttons that allow you to have a TON of fun….if you like a Ronin with a Torniculator then you will LOVE this.   These guitars sound wonderful through vintage amps, modern amps AND modeling amps.  I simply can’t find a bad sound out of it.  The neck has that bubbly tone with some nice snap.  The bridge pickup has a musical growl yet retains all the clarity when you take things up a notch with gain.

Any style of player will adore this Teuffel Tesla Classic.  Light, ergonimic, easy to play, easy to carry, and tuneful. What more can you ask for?

You can see ALL THE SPECS & DETAILED CONDITION IN THE 3RD PICTURE.

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Chad Underwood STRAT – Celeb Owned

Chad Underwood is THE guy for strats.  PRS himself has an Underwood.  Chad knows how to get that mojo into each of his creations.  These are impossible to get new.  Used they are few and far between.  This was created by Chad for one of his celeb clients (buyer will receive information after paying) so you know this is an example of his finest efforts.

The best part about Chad’s guitars is that they have not caught fire pricewise yet. When you can find one they are still less than stamped out crap.  Think of this…I am a dealer specializing in the highest end of the boutique guitar market.  My only strat….the ONLY strat I have despite doing this for 11 years ….a Chad Underwood that looks and feels JUST like this one.   What does that tell you?…I can keep anything I want.

This one is from a nonsmoking environment.  IT has a G&G Hardshell Case.  The prior owner swapped the pickup covers to aged (they look MUCH better than the originals).

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Vintage Sound 22sc :   1-12″ Combo

Vintage Sound 22sc : 1-12″ Combo

2016 Vintage Sound 22sc Combo.  Let me just tell you…I have a library of vintage amps that I use to get a sense of the guitars that come through my store.  This little amp is simple addictive.  Fat notes.  A perfect grind.  Flexibility.  You can dial back to a sparkling clean just with your guitar volume.   I feel so stupid for saying this but I can’t think of one good reason why I don’t just keep this.  i would use it every day.

You can spend more.  You can read and stress and hope and worry…or you can just simply listen to someone who has done all that for you.

This is super clean.  It has an ostrich type finish and a it has a few very tiny scuffs.  Nonsmoking and original tubes etc.  Comes only with what you see here.

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