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Michael Stevens CLASSIC – Tom Holmes PUs

Michael Stevens CLASSIC – Tom Holmes PUs

JUST IN!  Impossibly Rare – Mike Stevens CLASSIC.  Weighs just 9lb-4oz.  TOM HOLMES H453LTD Pickups.  Carved top & carved back (1-piece mahogany).  This won’t last long.  OHSC Excellent Condition from Smoke Free Environment.

 

 

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Gil Yaron Singlecut “Gilyaron” : Just 8lb-4oz

Oh you like boutique guitars…..you have a lot of them….different flavors of this and that….but deep down you know it’s time to consolidate…maybe…just MAYBE if you had a COUPLE of WORLD CLASS instruments then you could just concentrate on playing rather than A/B/C/D/E/F’ing all same flavors of vanilla that you currently own.  Yup…common issue and we see it ALL the time.

Welcome to PrimeGuitars.com. I take trades.  I specialize in helping you select the RIGHT instrument for YOU.  We try to stock several of all models so that you have a choice and are not stuck with what’s in stock.

This particular Yaron is labeled Gilyaron on the headstock.  It features a 1-piece Mahogany Body and Flame Maple Top.  Brazilian Rosewood Board.   Typical ’59 LP “C” Neck Profile at .90″ – 1.01″.  Light Factory Aging.  Weight at a perfect 8lb-4oz.  Comes with the Original Hardshell Case (no cert or papers).

Tonally…oh you’re in for a treat.  But that is my opinion. What matters is the type of tone YOU are seeking.  Give me a call or text ANYTIME and let’s help select the RIGHT Yaron for YOU.

 

 

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Glendale Tele w Roasted Maple Neck

Best value in a Sub-$2k Telecaster?….Glendale.  Think about it, most people say hardware plays a HUGE role in the tone of a guitar…and GLENDALE Tele Bridges are considered to be the cream of the crop.  Look at teh locking bridge saddles on this one…and the Aluminum E/A bridge is all the rage amongst tele players because it gives you that clarity and snap in the bottow 2 wound strings while retaining that smooth brass tone for the other 4.  I use this setup on my own tele. Read up and see the pros do too.

This guitar is clean and from a smoke free environment. It comes with its original hardshell thermometer case.  The neck is .918″-.945″ and it just VIBRATES.  It is ROASTED MAPLE.  Check out the CORVETTE RED finish.

See all the Specs and a Detailed Condition in the 3rd picture.  We scour the world so that you don’t have to.  You can buy from us and rest assured that the item you receive will be as described….thousands of reviews over decades….or you can take your chances on Joe Random…who will stick you with some dinged up ‘great shape’ guitar then load you up with excuses….you decide….

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Saul KOLL Duo Glide : Just 6lb-1oz

Saul Koll has hand built art quality instruments for decades.  He has never copied anyone or anything.  Rarely are any two of his works the same.  When you see one that speaks to you GRAB it because it won’t resurface.  I’ve been a fan for decades and have owned dozens of these.  Each and every one is a treat to hold and hear.  When you can find clean used examples they are STEALS vs. the stamped out tired designs available at similar price points.

This clean 2005 Duo Glide is from a smoke free environment and comes with its original hardshell case.  It weighs just 6lb-5oz.  Just LOOK at how the quilted maple top POPS.  The neck is a full yet comfortable .835″ – .985″ “C”.  The board is Brazilian Rosewood.

You can see ALL the SPECS & a DETAILED CONDITION in the THIRD PICTURE.  Buy from a trusted source for bespoke and rare boutique gear.  Thousands of positive reviews spanning decades…..or you can take your chance with ‘randoms’ who use one word condition descriptions like “clean”…then you get it and cringe.

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2015 Gibson ES-Les Paul : Cert & Unsigned Warranty Card

Finally a Gibson you can gig with that won’t break your back OR your wallet!  This ES-Les Paul weights in at just 6lb-3oz.  Perfectly balanced sitting or standing.  You feel and hear all that classic Les Paul GROWL but you also get this amazing airiness to the notes that isn’t muddy like an ES-335.  Think more tele-overtones and you’re there.

This particular guitar is from a smoke free environment.  It comes with the CERTIFICATE of AUTHENTICITY & UNSIGNED WARRANTY CARD. Of course it includes the OHSC.

The neck is a great one for both Fender Lovers AND Gibson Lovers!  A “C” profile that measures .85″ to .95″ which is between a Strat and a LP.

Very clean guitar and you can see all the Specs & Detailed Condition in the 3rd Picture.

Buy from an online store with 13+ years of experience and thousands of positive reviews….we scour the world so you don’t have to. ….or you can take your chances buying from some ‘random’ who claims their guitar is ‘mint’…well it’s their definition of mint…which means it used to be….like at one point…but move those strings and see the grooves….and look on the sides and see the bands….’ahhhh sounds great mannnnnnnnnnnn….got it like that….(and my favorite response))….ENJOY!” which is the ultimate FU when they stuck you with an overgraded piece.

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Grosh HOLLOWTRON – Brazilian Board!

THE most labor intensive instrument that Grosh Guitars produces.  Don himself creates each of these masterpieces.  They take around one year and the cost new is over $7k.  They are my favorite Grosh Guitars and I’ve sold over 60 of them.  These rarely come up for sale because they are special.  Just think of what a Gretsch wishes it was.

The playability is over thetop.  These guitars don’t fight you like a Gretsch does.  They have all the top end sparkle and chime but they have organic warmth too.  The body size is wonderful and doesn’t feel like you’re playing a pool float.

JUST 7lb-6oz!   BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD BOARD!   WONDERFUL NECK .90″-.92″. BRAND NEW CASE!  YES THE SWITCH TIP IS INCLUDED …IT IS IN THE CASE.

See the complete Spec & Condition Sheet in the 3rd Picture.  We are the only dealer on the planet to take the time to produce such a thorough document.

PrimeGuitars scours the world so you don’t have to….you might find similar guitars for sale….from ‘randoms’…..and take your chances….OR you can buy from someone with decades of experience and thousands of positive feedbacks for high end gear across countless forums…..

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Gustavsson Futuremaster PROTOTYPE : 1-Piece Korina / Throbak LTD / Braz RW / Extended Cutaway!

THE iconic Gustavsson piece!  This is THE FUTUREMASTER Prototype!  This was a super small run of 1-piece korina guitars produced by Johan Gustavsson when he had access to fine large blanks of wood…this has dried up and that’s why you rarely see this wood being used.

NOW, see THIS piece and it’s a super light weight QUARTERSAWN (just see the grain) 1-piece body.  I’ve owned almost every one of the pieces in this run (I believe 7 were made) and none of the other ones even come close to the woods that this has.

NOW, check out the custom enlarged cutaway which allows you unequalled upper fret access.   Again, a feature you won’t find on the others.

OH and the pickups are the Throbak LIMITED SLE 101s (these are $650 alone).

The board?…select BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD!

Weight?   7lb-14oz

You can see the rest of the specs and a detailed condition in the 3rd picture.

This guitar has a freaking HUGE tone.  You will LOVE the sound of expert craftsmanship paired with high quality woods.  Korina is what maple/mahogany WISHES IT SOUNDED LIKE.   Beautiful highs but crisp LOWS.  This particular instrument features a hauntingly beautiful upper midrange.

There are few guitars that are seriously additive to any collection.  THIS is such a piece.   I have spoken…

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Rick Toone S2 – Loaded with COOLNESS

Impossibly rare RICK TOONE S2 guitar.  These are over $15k new folks and rarely come up for sale.   This one is so cool it has been in my collection and I have to say NO guitar on this planet sounds better through my Axe-Fx or my Bogner than this.  OH don’t be fooled…it also LOVES my 1961 Vox AC15 and my ’58 Twin Tweed.   Why?  How can 1 guitar play SO WELL with modern and vintage classics?    Couple of things

First off, the custom made super thin aircraft grade aluminum neck RESONATES like an angry rollercoaster car.  You feel string vibration like nothing you have ever experienced.   All that string vibration gets translated to the pickups and the result is a very big alive sound that will never fart out.

Second, the multi-scale Fender to Gibson let’s low strings gain clarity and high strings can be bent with ease.

This is probably the easiest playing guitar (from ergonomics) you can ever wish for.  I’ve been at this for decades.  I’ve had the Kleins and Cantons and Delaps and Teuffels.   Nothing compares.  Sitting or standing you find yourself ONE with the instrument.  You will find that things you practiced unsuccessfully suddenly can be done on this.

The guitar has been lovingly cared for.  You can see all the specs and condition in the 3rd picture (I’m the ONLY dealer on earth to prepare such a detailed piece).   The only thing of real note is that the prior owner had the guitar refinished.  It used to have a light factory relic (the owner wanted unrelic’d).

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2019 LENTZ HSL – Brand New – Authorized Dealer! Special Price

YES! I am NOW AN AUTHORIZED LENTZ DEALER!  This guitar comes with FULL FACTORY WARRANTY and it is a BRAND NEW!   Typical retail on this piece is $4100 but Scott is made it available to me at a sharp discount because he said it was ‘scratch & dent’ new.  All I can find on it is some extremely light contact hairline swirls so you are getting quite a steal on this one!

For years I have said that Lentz Guitars are THE poster child for boutique S or T style instruments.  Hundreds upon hundreds of players have migrated to a Lentz because they are built 1 at a time and they just come together CONSISTENTLY to be ALIVE, Vibrant, easy to play and SOULFULLY TONEFUL.  People say mojo has everything to do with an F style guitar’s tone….I say a zillion years of experience with a couple of the same people hand making them does.

CUSTOM ORDERS WELCOME – we take trades on custom orders….consolidate your collection!.    PrimeGuitars scours the world for the best and cleanest boutique instruments.  You can buy from some ‘random’ and take your chances OR trust a 1-man operation with a track record thousands of sales long.

Here are some specs but you can see them all in the 3rd Picture:

  • Just 6lb-09oz
  • 2019 Guitar
  • BRAND NEW with WARRANTY
  • DOUBLE BOUND! $500 Upgrade
  • 1-Piece Ash Body (<3.9lb)
  • 1-Piece Maple Neck
  • Matching Pots with Paper/Oil Caps ($100 upgrade)
  • 6105 Frets
  • Soft V Neck .88′ – .99″
  • Gotoh T Bridge with Brass Saddles
  • LENTZ Pickups Alnico 2 Bridge 10k & Alnico 5 Neck 7k
  • Original Hardshell Case
  • 3-Way
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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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Tom Anderson – Hollow Drop Top Classic w Piezo

Just out of a collection, this near mint Tom Anderson guitar is ready to be played and loved.  It is a Hollow Drop Top Classic and it features a PIEZO and a Madagascar Rosewood Board!    The guitar was barely played and lived in a smoke free environment.

You can see a complete rundown of the Specs & Detailed Condition in the 3rd Picture.

This color is wonderful. A modern take on a vintage hue.  The pickup configuration, the Vintage Voicing Switch and the Ability to Split Coils & Add the Bridge pickup…this is a recording/gigging guitarist’s dream.  I just LOVE Tom Anderson necks.  This one is 1-11/16″ and has Locking Tuners & Heavy Frets.  You can see the neck deph in the Spec / Condition Sheet.

YES the Trem ARM IS IN THE CASE…..I JUST LOVE THE EMAILS “TREM ARM”….like dude….is that really a dealbreaker?….cuz the answer is always YES and then you go poof….are there internet trem police lurking every listing ready to send an email saying only “Trem Arm?”….I mean that’s almost as good as when people ask what color the case is…really?…the case color stands between you and purchasing this instrument?…ahhh the joys of being loved on the internet.

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2013 Gustavsson Bluesmaster S – Brazilian RW Board w CITIES

You like WOW instruments?….you need to consider this 2013 Johan Gustavsson Bluesmaster S (Semi-hollow).  Hand Carved Mahogany Back & Hand Carved Flame Maple Top.  Honduran Mahogany Neck.  Johan makes each instrument the old fashioned way.  1-at-a-time.  THIN NITRO FINISH.  Attention to detail.  Bound body & neck.   But the key is how they SOUND.  3D is a word used most often.  Note bloom also makes every list.  The instrument FEELS like a part of you.  We have sold over 4-dozen Gustavssons used…we understand these fine guitars and can help you determine if the investment on THIS one is THE right one.

You can see the COMPLETE SPEC & CONDITION SHEET IN THE 3rd PICTURE.  But consider the following short list:

  • BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD BOARD – CITIES INCLUDED
  • Throbak SLE 101 Pickups w Cert
  • Just 6lb-13oz
  • 24.75″ Scale
  • 1-11/16″ Nut Width
  • C Neck Profile .89″ – .99″
  • Certificate of Authenticity Included
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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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James Tyler USA – Studio Elite BURNING WATER

Oh burning water Tylers are freaking cool…but when they have that overload of GREY in the finish…to me those are the DROOLWORTHIEST of them  This one is spectacular sounding.  It features a “SECRET” Landau humbucker in the bridge and factory original Suhr single coils.   YES some Tylers actually had Suhr pickups from the factory.  James chose what sounded best to him.

The weight is just 6lb-09oz and the body is Mamywo.  The frets are 6100.  YES it has the trem bar (LOL) …guys who ask that question NEVER BUY JACK SHIT….LOL..so I deprive them of their joy by proactively telling them.

The neck is Tyler’s ’59 C shape .85″ to .98″.  Compound radius 9.5 – 12.  1-5/8″ Nut.  Comes with the Build sheet and original hardshell  case.  No I won’t take a picture of the build sheet…why?…because in the 3rd picture is ALL the same specs that I copied down PLUS a detailed condition sheet…so there...I did MORE than you asked…

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Tom Anderson T Classic Contoured

OMG Teles are HOT in the marketplace and THIS is SO additive to any Tele lover’s collection.  First off, the color is super cool.  In some lights it seems sort of solid and dark….put it in other lights and you get that vintage mustang cherry candle apple thing going on…you want to take a bite out of it because it looks edible.  And you won’t mind because this instrument is SUPER clean (SEE THE 3rd PICTURE FOR A SPEC/CONDITION SHEET).

The pickups are THE perfect match between single and humbucker.  They don’t hum like a single but they are not dark and overpowering of low powered amps like many hums.  The 5-way switch (with KICKBACK SWITCH) REALLY HELPS you dial in unique tones from this monster.

The weight is a perfect 7lbs.  The Neck is a great Even Taper C .86″ – .935″.  Swamp Ash Body.  1-piece Hard Rock Maple Neck w 1-5/8″ Width & Medium Frets.

If you love playing Teles and want to expand your horizons…thiS is for you. If you are a hum guy but want to transition into Teles…THIS is for you.

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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.

SEE COMPLETE SPECS & CONDITION IN THE 3rd PICTURE

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Detemple Tele : MY PERSONAL GUITAR

Most people know that PrimeGuitars is a web based store specializing in the hardest to find boutique guitars/amps.  Been in business 11 years.  Sold over 50 Detemples and 50 D’Pergos.   I am pretty confident that I know a great guitar.

This 2007 Detemple was MY personal tele for many many years.  I only had ONE tele and THIS was it.  I could have kept anything that passed through my store.  Why this one?    For me this particular tele had something that none of the others did.  Overtones combines with a plunkiness (think like a kick drum in a guitar note) that I just found so intoxicating.   Each note just punches through the amp then rings on.  This is not an overpowering guitar.  It is not nasty ‘nail spitting’ raspy.  It is musical and beautiful.   It PUSHES effects perfectly but does not in and of itself rasp out your tone.

The instrument has lived in a nonsmoking home studio for its entire life.  That being said, it has wear on it.  Definitely natural relic.  It is at the point where it is COOL and not overdone…and what I like is it isn’t just one nick that destroys perfection. It is honest loving wear that is on the guitar.

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

Of course this comes with the original case.  The neck is a WONDERFUL soft V and man I just love it.  The notes just vibrate on Detemples and this is no exception.   Also, this is a pretty unique trans-white.  I happen to LOVE the color.  Also, the neck is probably the flamiest I’ve seen on a detemple.  This is truly a special piece.

I have priced it extremely fairly given the wear. 

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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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