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Klon #454

Klon #454

Klon Centaur….THE standard for overdrive/boost.  Nothing comes close.  I’ve had hundreds and hundreds of pedals.  I’ve tried clones and ‘improvements’ and wannabes.  At the end of the day you end up with 12 variations of pedals that do ‘kind of’ what this does (in your mind but nobody else’s).

NOW the early Klons have a certain mid-range presence that later ones just do not.  If you seek that tone then you have to spend the dough for an early one (like this).   I’ve been through dozens of Klons and can tell you that the later gold ones are more scooped sounding than the early ones.  I wish it weren’t so…but it is…thus the bump in price.

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Pete Cornish TES Delay

Pete Cornish TES Delay

Pete Cornish pedals have been backordered since the beginning of the boutique guitar revolution.  There is a multi-year wait and lousy communication if you get on the list.  The only realistic way to acquire one is through the secondary market. Fortunately, I try to stock these when I can find them.

The characteristic of the Cornish Delay is that they are extremely clean sounding.  They are not a dark vintage clone.  You can add character with the Mod knob (LOVE that).  Overall this is for someone who values their rig’s tone and wants to add delay while preserving the fundamental tone they invested so many dollars to create.

Don’t let a cheap-ass delay ruin your investment.  It’s like putting mustard on filet.

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2013 Gil Yaron 59 Singlecut

LP lovers are a great breed of people.  They love their tradition. They know their details. They are not afraid to invest when the right one comes around.  Often, I find people have several to many of a particular model.  The trend, however, is consolidation.  More and more we find LESS is more (boy I’m articulate for an I-talian).  The days of 12 of anything are gone.  Time to realize that slight differences are NOT additional.  Think about working with me to consolidate your collection.

A great place to start is to think about acquiring a world class ’59 Singlecut.  Gil Yaron’s instruments are rarely available because people just scoop them up.  His hand craftsmanship, thin finish, attention to subtle detail and coveted hand wound pickups combine to create the ultimate playing experience.  Think about finally getting a guitar where the wood and build create the tone (not the harsh pickups).  Think about tight low end that yoyu can hear.

This is a piece you should speak with me personally about.  Let me help you determine if it is right for you.  In the meantime, check out the Spec/Condition sheet that has all the details (that you could have already guessed cuz you know LPs).

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Gil Yaron Singlecut 59

This is a tough time to be a boutique builder.  Many have come and faded out.  Many have tried to capture the essence of the 59 Burst (including Gibson themselves).  One has.  Gil Yaron.  Gil’s guitars are widely regarded as the king of the heap for 59 ‘close as you can get’ guitars.

This guitar is light weight and features old growth mahogany with a beautiful but tasteful maple top.  Gil’s own pickups are highly regarded for their clarity that allows the woods and build to produce the tone.  Brazilian Rosewood board (of course).  Subtle aging and hand carving.  This 1-owner piece lived in a nonsmoking collection.

See all the details in the Spec/Condition sheet.   I’m happy to discuss this piece with you within the context of your tonal goals & current equipment.  I maintain a collection of reference  amplifiers so that I can attempt to experience what you do.  Through a consultative conversation we can determine together if this piece fits.  Work with someone who has done this hundreds of times.  The goal is not to sell you this guitar.  The goal is to help you build trust and focus your search to products that will make you happy.

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2016 Wild Customs “The Skorpion”

If you are a fan of unique designs then this Wild Custom is tailor made for you.  This guitar is the Wild Customs top of the line build.  Featuring a mahogany/maple body & flame maple neck.  Jumbo frets.  1-11/16″ Nut & 25″ Scale.  Very impressive V neck profile with 22 frets and a 12″ Radius.

Hardware includes 510 tuners which are accurate and very precise. Tone Pros bridge.  Custom wound pickups.  Original hard shell case.  Of course this is a nonsmoking piece.

This has a thin satin finish. The guitar just resonates. You can play the neck SO easily with that soft finish.  i love how balanced this guitar is on a strap.  If you’re sick of typical then turn your attention to a Wild Custom “Custom”

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2013 Versoul Henry

Extremely rare Versoul Henry.  These handcrafted guitars retail typically for mid-$6ks.  Grab this Excellent Condition Nonsmoking piece for a fraction of that.  Beautiful body of Alder & Finnish Alder.  Aspen Neck.  Versoul custom wound pickps with a VERY warm and smooth tone.  Just 6lb-5oz.  Of course this piece comes with its original hardshell form fit case.   See the rest of the specs & detailed condition in the associated sheet.

Give me a ring and we can discuss how this piece sounds within the context of your amp and playing situation.

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2015 Scala Underdog Vent Top

You have to respect a builder to steps out of the box and REALLY ads a new take on a universal classic.  This Scala Underdog has attitude on top of function.  Start with a tradional LP shape…yeah…add the Long Tenon for great tone and resonance…okay….THEN add a vented top that leaves sound chamber openings between the body and top. The result is a smooth open tone without feedback in gain situations.

Arcane Pickups…just 8lb-5oz.  Form Fit Hard G&G Case.  Heavy frets, 1’11/16″ Width & 24.625″ Scale. And ATTITUDE!

Step out from the crowd and save some dough. These are in the $7ks new.  Get this one for thousands less. YES we love trades especially the many-for’one trades.

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2016 Ronin Badmoon

2016 Ronin Badmoon in immaculate condition!  Nonsmoking 1-owner instrument originally sold new by PrimeGuitars.Com a few months ago.   Ronin doesn’t have any more Badmoons in the pipeline currently so your only opportunity to acquire one is used.  Luckily I support the brands I sell and have this one at a discount vs. its original selling price of $7500.

If you were to get lucky and order one the wait would be 12-18 months.  Prices are likely going up in 2017…oh and by the way you can’t get on the list because starting Feb 2017 Ronin will no longer be accepting custom orders.

Ok enough.  This guitar features Master Grade Old Growth Redwood!  Stew Mac 154 high/medium frets.  A Mahogany Neck.  24.625″ Scale and 1-11/16″ width.  As you would expect the guitar has a 12″ radius.   Can you say WOW with a weight of just 5lb-13oz.

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2010 PRS DC3

Boy PRS Guitars really found a way to use modern production techniques to create an affordable instrument that looks, plays and sounds incredible. Why buy some off-brand nonsense when you can get something that will remain valid into the future.

You’re probably already familiar with the DC3 but I’ve prepared the attached Spec Sheet in case you want to quickly see some features.  The only things of note on this nonsmoking instument are (1) the tuners were upgraded to open back & (2) there are a few noted surface dings.

Comes with the Tag & Unsigned Warranty Card.  OH in case you care this has the PATTERN REG neck profile.

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2015 Palir Titan

2015 Palir Titan in Excellent Nonsmoking Condition with its original hardshell case.  This heavy relic guitar oozes coolness.

I just love when builders use the Ash body T-styler with humbuckers.  I mean that is freaking rock baby.  These humbuckers are Lollar Imperials too.  Tells you a LOT when a builder spends the money for top quality components.

Specs listed in the sheet but I’ll retype them for your convenience (LOL).  25.5″ Scale & 1-5/8″ Width.  9.5 Raidus and a nice C profile neck.  Med/Jumbo frets play SO nicely.  3 Way switch and the Lollar Hums.  Comes with the Cert too of course…because we all know there are lots of fake Palirs floating around (that is a joke).

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McNaught Doublecut Neck Through

David Thomas McNaught Guitars have stood the test of time. They have been there from the beginning of the boutique guitar revolution and have continued on stronger than ever for almost 2 decades.  Other flavors have become passe but not DTM.  The reason?  Simple…QUALITY.  You just can’t get this much guitar for this price.  Now…add on getting a nonsmoking Excellent condition one at a discount to new…the equation becomes easy to solve for.  Grab a Set-through neck hand created guitar with custom features such as Spalted Maple, Black Limba and Soft V neck for the price of a stamped out paint guitar made by a robot.

See all the features and specs/condition in the attached sheet.

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2016 McKay 59 335

2016 Ken McKay 335 style guitar.  Hand crafted using old world techniques and machinery.  Not everyone can whip out a 335 style.  It takes special equipment and skill.  Ken is renowned for his builds.   If you compare this McKay to a typical Gibson you will find that the G feels like a toy in comparison.  The light nitro finish on the McKay, Brazilian Rosewood Board and choice woods translate into a playing experience that reminds you of holding a vintage guitar (but without the ‘what’s really wrong with this’ questions.

You can see all the specs in the attached sheet.  Basically think vintage Gibson specs and you get the idea!  Also note the great weight of just 8lb-7oz.  Nonsmoking, 1-owner, original harshell case of course.

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2012 Fender Custom Shop SELECT TELE

2012 Fender Select Tele in beautiful condition!  I grade this as Mint “-“/Exc “+” and it’s nonsmoking with all the case candy that it came with new.  Of course the guitar has its original hardshell case (what do you think I’m hiding here baby)

These guitars are an affordable Fender answer to overpriced boutique.  You’ll find Birdseye Maple Neck!  Sick Quilt Top!  All with Fender trustworthy quality and resale value.   You can see all the specs in the attached Spec/Condition Sheet (appropriately named) that I prepare for each instrument I sell.  You won’t hear ‘ahh I think it’s pretty clean mannnnnn’ like you do at other stores.    See for yourself.

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Alessandro ERIC JOHNSON 212 Combo!

Alessandro ERIC JOHNSON 212 Combo!

Boy we have a SPECIAL amp here!  George Alessandro Eric Johnson model!  Reportedly this was Eric’s personal amp (but I don’t have documentation).  Story goes it was traded by Eric with a bunch of gear to a well known vintage dealer for some other piece.

This combo features 2 Celestion 12″ Gold Speakers and EL34 Tubes.  MAN it is SMOOOOOOTH.  Great chimey cleans. If you have struggled for years to find Eric’ tone this shortcut will take you to the promise land.

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Alessandro Working Dog 1-12″ Combo

Alessandro Working Dog 1-12″ Combo

Alessandro Working Dog 1-12″ Combo.  6L6 Tubes and an Eminence Screamin Eagle 12″ Speaker.  Fantastic chimey cleans and smooooooth overdrive in a portable combo.

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Lipe Classic Virtuoso

Mike Lipe once again strikes gold with this Classic Virtuoso.  Roasted Maple Neck and a beautifully figured Ash body set the foundation for a guitar that just rings unplugged like almost nothing you’ve experienced.  The Amalfitano single coil pickups can get as bright as you want full on but soften up quickly when you roll off the volume.

This guitar comes with its Certificate of Authenticity & Original Hardshell Case.  It lived in a nonsmoking environment and is virtually flawless.  See all the Specs & Condition outline in the attached form (in Pictures).

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Jet Earlewood – Custom Color

Custom 1-Off JET Earlewood.  Amazing custom color with hall-of-fame quilt top.  This guitar is loaded with custom features not often found on Jets.

For example, there is a Sustainer onboard.  Just 7lb-8oz with its custom hardshell form fit case.  Ebony board & 25″ Scale with a 1-11/16″ Width.  12″ Radius & Grover Tuners.  3-Piece neck.  Just look at that custom color!  It changes as you hit different angles and lights.

The wear is minimal.  Most noteworthy are several little lacquer chips and discoloration points.  The guitar is otherwise quite clean.  See my detailed Spec/Condition sheet in the pictures for further details

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Echopark ’59 Deluxe w Ron Ellis P90s

Echopark Guitars are a wonderful addition to the boutique guitar world. I love the care and craftsmanship that goes into each piece.  Also, I love the fact that each one is different.  When you see one that appeals to you then you need to grab it because it won’t resurface (new or used).

This one grabbed me because it has Ron Ellis P90 pickups with the Single Coil Hum Cancel System ($400 upgrade for the silent system…the pickups are unobtanium).  Tonally there is a reason Ron Ellis is backordered over a year.  Woods…this choice mahogany is beautifully grained.  The Grover Open Tuners are another upgrade.  This one is full of all the extras.

See the Spec/Condition sheet in the pictures.  This one is everything you love about vintage with everything luthiers have learned since.

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Echopark Case Study “Zircote” Ghetto Bird 2016

2016 Echopark Case Study Ghetto Bird featuring a Zircote Top & Headstock Overlay.  This nonsmoking mint guitar was purchased and babied by a collector.  Just look at the woods on this piece.  AND the weight is just over 8.5lbs which is almost impossible to accomplish in a guitar of this format.

The guitar feautures a Brazilian Rosewood Board (the spec sheet that I prepared is incorrect on this fact).  12″ Radius and 24.75″ Scale.  A HUGE 1.02″ to 1.15″ Neck Profile resonates like a train track.  the custom pickups are clear which allow them to play perfectly with vintage & modern  or gainy amps.

Of course the guitar is complete with hits Certificate & Original Hard Case (form fitting).   See the SPEC sheet in the pictures for further details

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Detemple ’56 Strat – Trans White

2007 Detemple Strat in rare trans-white.  This one weighs just 7lb-2oz and features a very soft V neck profile.  1 piece ash body & 1-piece flame maple neck.  1-11/16″ Width & 9.5 radius make this a highly desired format.

The tone of this one has clear and full with a nice high end.  The jangle on this one has lush overtones without being harsh.  The low E string is tight and very clear…perfect for single line work.

Let me work with you to find just the right Detemple for your needs.  My stash includes and extensive collection of vintage reference amps to help replicate just what you’re working with.

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Detemple ’52 Tele

I put my money where my mouth is.  If there is a top quality guitar on the market I’ll acquire it.  Detemple S&T types are amongst the best available of any style.  This particular one has a really acoustic overtone that plays so nicely with the fundamental note.

Of course this Tele features a 1-piece Ash Body & 1-piece Flame Maple Neck.  Mike hand selects bodies and necks at the START of the build process.  The body & neck travels throughout the process together.  The neck pocket & neck fight tightly (see most other builds for gaps then compare a Detemple).

LARGE NECK LOVERS TAKE NOTE:  This Soft-V-To-C has a .97″ to 1.00″ Profile.   Want other specs?….please look at the pictures for a detailed Spec/Condition sheet with TONS of details!

In my experience, when people A/B/C a Detemple to their X-guitar, the Detemple almost always ends up in their collection.

BUT…they all sound different.  So let me help you select the right one for you.  I have a huge selection of reference amps that will allow me to try each through gear close to what you actually use.  The goal is to help get something that you will love.

My reference amps include 72 Hiwatt, ’67 Marshall 50w, 68 Marshall Cab w 20s, Trainwreck Express JM, ’66 Fender Princeton Reverb, ’61 Vox AC15, ’65 Fender Deluxe Reverb, ’57 Fender Bassman, Bogner Twin Jet, 73 Marshall 20w Head & Matching Cab. I also have whatever amps are in stock to supplement.

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Tone King Imperial Combo MK1

Tone King Imperial Combo MK1

Tone King Imperial combo with footswitch & cover.  Nonsmoking & Clean.  Works as it should and sounds like the Tone King you dreamed of at a price you can sleep with!  Why buy new?

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2007 PRS “Experience” Limited Ed

Limited Edition 2007 PRS “Experience” in rare Champagne Fizz (Sparkle Silver) finish.  Beautiful condition suitable for a collector or player.  Weighs just 7lb-13oz.  Comes with the Original Hardshell Formfit Case (of course) & Tag/Sticker/Unsigned Warranty.  Yes, the “Paul” signed control cavity cover is included (in case).

The only change of note is that the guitar currently features Bare Knuckle Mule (Alnico IV) pickups.  SOrry but the original pickups are NOT included with the sale (I simply do not have them).

Hard to find any imperfections on this one but I went through it anyway.  Please see the PICTURES for a detailed Spec/Condition sheet.

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Morgan AC20 Deluxe

Morgan AC20 Deluxe

Cool grab & go Morgan AC20 Deluxe head with custom padded cover.  Nonsmoking and works as it should.  Love these little amps.  I tried to be a dealer for them years ago but they were ‘too busy’…guess I’ll just carry them used now….and YOU benefit by grabbing this clean one and saving loot.

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Knaggs – Steve Stevens SS2

Knaggs Steve Stevens Signature SS2!  Used but almost impossible to find any flaws on this one.  Nonsmoking with original case.  No mods or stories.  The only thing to note is that the Cert is missing.  Aside from that, please see the PICTURES for a detailed Spec/Condition Sheet.

Why buy new when you can save $1k and get one that could pass as new.

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