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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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SVL Supernatural – EXACT COPY of one made for ROBBEN FORD by SVL

At PrimeGuitars (dot com) we (ok just me) search for the best instruments made.  It’s how I started.  Back when the internet first allowed guys like me to learn about things other than F or G brand products. It was fun learning and hunting.  It was and still is very much like the vintage guitar hunt (only harder).  The goal has always been scour up guitars that improve upon the mass produced…OR…hand select that one mass produced piece that stands out.

Well…I found SVL.  Simon makes each and every instrument himself in England.  He has been a touring pro & a repairman for decades…having been through every type of guitar imaginable.  How good is his work?…..well…Robben Ford owns & plays a SVL custom created to his specs…..interested now?

THIS piece is an EXACT copy of the one Simon made for Robben.  Not team built…not CNC….hand made.   It features a 1-piece Ash Body.  1 Piece Maple Neck.  Paper In Oil Caps.  CTS Pots.  Fralin Custom Pickups.  Rosewood Board.   “C” Profile Neck measuring .82″ – .90″.  ‘factory’ aging.  Original Hard Case.   DOUBLE BOUND!

You can see all the specs & detailed condition if you flip through the PICTURES.

Guitars like this don’t come around very often. THIS is one to pay attention to.

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2015 Probett Rocket – Think the LP you wish FENDER (or Gibson Made)

People ask me ‘what’s the closest thing to a Gustavsson’…well, this might just be it….and 40% of the price too!  Hand crafted one at a time.  OLD growth woods.  Custom shaped necks.  Hand inlaid bindings.  Painstakingly created by one person.

For years I have heard the legend of Probett.  They are hard to find. They are kept by their owners.  They are coveted.  FINALLY I have laid my hands on one.  Let me tell you that my mentors were not wrong on this front.  Think of playing the finest Gibson product from days gone by…..NOW envision that in a much more ergonomic “F” style format.  BINGO…you get it!

This 2015 Probett Rocket features a 1-piece OLD GROWTH HONDURAN mahogany body & a flat sawn Curly Eastern Maple Top.  Mahogany Neck & an Amazonian Rosewood Board.  The neck specs are just about dead on a ’59 LP (.88″ – .95″ and a C profile).  24.75″ Scale & 1-11/16″ Width.  Of course it is a bound neck.  I LOVE the Gotoh K-style tuners.  Let’s face it…tuning a F headstock is a lot easier in the dark than a G style.

The weight is a WOW 7lb-15oz.  Custom hand wound Bulldog pickups.  Light aging is included at no cost to you (LOL).

Tonally…just that tight fat responsive LP you wish FENDER made (or Gibson for that matter). The notes are clear and not mushy.  The guitar sustains and notes bloom.  THIN nitro finish.  This FEELS like a hand created OLD guitar.  This isn’t one of those ‘photographs well but is underwhelming’ pieces.  This is upper echelon.

I’ve been doing this a long time.  My sense is these are on the upswing in terms of prices and desirability.  I have spooookennnnnnnnnnn

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Trainwreck Liverpool 18w – NOS Tubes & Upgrade Cab

Trainwreck Liverpool 18w – NOS Tubes & Upgrade Cab

GENUINE Trainwreck JM Creation.  This handwired head is a special edition LOW WATTAGE Liverpool that puts out a very usable 18w.  It features builder selected NOS Tubes and a custom Exotic Wood Cab.   1-Owner, nonsmoking and works perfectly.

This Wreck is NOT a clone.  IT is a genuine Trainwreck product.  There is something about a genuine Trainwreck that clones/replica/recreations can’t touch.  They have note bloom like nothing you have ever experienced.  They clean up with a simple rolldown of your guitar’s volume knob.  This LOVES Single Coils & Hums.  It is responsive to new and old speakers.

This EL84 version, the Liverpool, walks the line between a EL34 Wreck and the chimier EL84 Rocket.  This has all the girth and spit with nice chime when you dial back the guitar volume.  The EL34 has a very thick clean tone and less top end when overdriven.  This is the PERFECT balance.

Toss out what you thought you knew about amps….a Trainwreck is THE standard for a reason.

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2017 Glendale Retro Blackguard : Just 6lb-08oz

2017 Glendale Telecaster “Retro Blackguard” in Near Mint condition.  This is a 1-owner piece hand selected at Charlies Guitars a few months ago then traded to me.  It was ungigged and lived in a nonsmoking environment.   It comes complete with it’s original thermometer case & Certificate.

This instrument features a 1-piece Sugar Pine body and a 1-piece Hard Rock Maple Neck.  Together, it weights JUST 6lb-08oz.  You will just LOVE the soft-V-to-C profile neck and the factory aging to make it play smoothly and quickly without sticking or that annoying ‘do I take the finish off myself’ nagging question.

The pickups are the 1949 set.  They are amazingly open and allow the inherent warmth of the guitar to come through. This is not a harsh tele.  Very snappy with a clear warm bottom end.  Maybe it’ss the Nitro finish?….maybe it’s the Paper-in-oil tone cap?  Whatever it is you will absolutely fall in love with it.  The original owner picked it over everything in the store….and he has a hoard of teles …what’s that tell you.

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Friedman PHIL X – 100w Sig Head

Friedman PHIL X – 100w Sig Head

FRIEDMAN Phil X 100w Signature Head.  In Excellent Nonsmoking Condition.  Comes with footswitch AND YES IT COMES WITH THE POWER CORD.

Fantastic clean condition. I can find one or two tiny little things but it looks and smells like something you would bring home from the store.  One owner.  Nice thing about MY store is it’s internet only….so it doesn’t sit here for everybody to try.

I have to say this is THE most flexible head I’ve played.  You can literally dial in vintage to modern.  I A/B/C/D’d it vs everything from my ’67 Marshall through my Bogner Twin Jet.  Not as brutal and modern as the Bogner….BUT…it virtually nails the old Marshall through Silver Jubilee and more.  I freaking love this.  It plays so well with vintage cabs like my ’68 Marshall Cab w old Celestions.  It also LOVED my Diezel front-load cab with modern Celestions.  2-12 or 4-12 no worries.

New these are a lot more.  Grab one with a tiny bit of touching for a LOT of dead Presidents less.

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Fender Super Champ – EV EDITION Ltd Production – RIVERA Era

Fender Super Champ – EV EDITION Ltd Production – RIVERA Era

WOWZA….impossibly rare amp here!  Got this from one of my best friends who hunts down the unobtanium.   FENDER Rivera Era SUPER CHAMP….this is an extremely limited edition EV Series with a custom EV speaker!    You love a champ…cool…you need a super champ,…I get it….You love Rivera era…you should…..OH you like ev’s…then you NEED this.  It doesn’t fart out or sizzle out due to speaker fatigue.  This amp has a LOT of gain on tap and the speaker can handle it….thus the series.

I have to say it is hard to find an amp of any size that can go from Fender sparkling clean to midrangey gain to searing gain back to on-the-verge overdrive.  Just a LOT of amp.  Totally a desert island amp for most people. AND it’s built to stand the test of time.  It is like a cynderblock!

Works as it should with no issues.  Clean and from nonsmoking environment.  Comes ONLY WITH WHAT YOU SEE HERE.

Sorry no trades.

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Hysteria Dharium Custom 2018 NAMM – Trussart KILLER

You like Trussarts?….well step aside James T because there is a better alternative available….less expensive….top quality parts….hand crafted…..sound better…play better….and UNIQUE looking.

Enter HYSTERIA GUITARS.  Master crafted from top grade Aluminum.  Look at the craftsmanship and artistry….see those KNOBS & SWITCHES…no off the shelf Chinese plastic crap……pickups?…Lollar Raw Power.  Tuners…Hipshot Locking.   Weight?….just 8lb-4oz….yup….the perfect storm.

Neck is a wonderful Maple w Rosewood Board & 1.64″ Width. 25.5″ Scale and 12″ Radius.  The “C” Profile Neck is .895″-.98″.  Custom bridge and unique styling make this a MUST have for anyone who wants to make a statement.

Playability is fantastic.  Just easy and fun.  The neck vibrates and the notes ring long and fat. Just a wonderful organic tone full of air and fatness.  Why mess around with stamped out junk when you can get something unique and handcrafted that has world class tone?

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PRS McCarty Brazilian RW / Korina Ltd Edition 6lb-12oz

Extremely Limited Edition PRS McCarty with a BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD Board.  Korina Body & Neck too!  Because of the rare wood used, this model was specifically labeled (see back of headstock) as for sale in U.S. Only.   This is as close to a ’50s V/Explorer tone as you will get for under $2k….or even $5k.

SUPER light weight at just 6lb-12oz.

SUPER Clean:  See pictures for complete Spec & Condition Rundown

Original Hardshell Case Included

PRS McCarty Pickups

BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD BOARD

No fretwear

Almost no wear except super light ‘only noticeable in the light’ type contact & 1 “=” sized surface ding into clear not into wood.  I try to give you all the info you need to make an informed confident decision.

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2015 Collings 360 ST Ash – Near Mint Condition

Collings 360 ST Ash with a 1-piece Carved Top Ash Body, FLAME Maple Neck & Rosewood Board.  TRULY the LP Lover’s Strat!  1-Owner Near Mint Condition from a Nonsmoking Environment.  Comes complete with Unsigned Warranty Card & Americage Custom Hardshell Case.

This guitar weighs just 7lb-7oz and features a set neck design. It is 100% Stock so you can find all the specs on the Collings Site (OR LOOK AT MY PICTURES FOR A SPEC/CONDITION SHEET).

FYI the guitar’s neck has a nice “C” profile with a depth of .86″ – .935″.  Hard to find any wear on this but I graded conservatively.

Get a fantastic guitar and save via the ‘buyer’s remorse’ discount.

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2017 Gibson Custom Shop AGED SG Pehlam Blue LTD ED (of 25)

2017 Gibson Custom Shop SG LTD Aged Pehlam Blue Edition!  Extremely small run (25 total) done by the Custom Shop.  Factory Aged.  Probably the best playing Gibson I’ve had in years.  I would keep this if I gigged.  SUPER easy to play and man does it ring and resonate in my hands.  The tones out of this are downright addicting. You can get close to the Tele snap and all the way up to the dark singing neck if you want.  Handles vintage and modern amps equally well (i tried it through our library of amps including Vintage High Powered Twin Tweed. 61 AC15, ’67 Plexi, 66 Deluxe and Bogner Uber…oh yeah 72 Hiwatt Combo.   LOVES them.  LOVES my Klon, TS808, Cornishes and Binson.   I was so happy playing it that I put it though my Axe FX and MAN it drove that so well.  Really pushes it without overpowering or creating that piezo effect you hear from so many guitars.

You can find all the details and specs in the PICTURES where I have a SPEC/CONDITION sheet.  BUT I know you’re anxious for meat so eat, eat my litte lion….:

  • 2017 Gibson Custom Shop Ltd Edition (of 25)
  • 1 owner – Nonsmoking Environment
  • Cert/Tags/Unsigned Warranty Card
  • Original Hardshell Case
  • Weight:  just 7lb-2oz
  • Factory Light Aging
  • NO MODS OR REPAIRS
  • NO Fretwear.
  • Hard to find a user-made flaw on this.
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Don Grosh FULL HOLLOW Set Neck w SPRUCE Top & BRAZ Board !

CUSTOM 1-OFF ALERT!  Completely HOLLOW Grosh Set Neck.  Hand Carved Spruce Top!  1 Piece Mahogany Back!  BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD BOARD.

These guitars are the top of the Grosh food chain.  Don himself creates them and an order will take over a year.  New they cost mid-$6ks.  No two are alike.  Having sold dozens of these I can confidently say they represent the BEST value in the used guitar market.  Custom YES…someone’s moronic interpretation of beauty?….NO….so capitalize on a guitar built for somone one custom order…someone who spared no expense and got the finest of everything Don could offer….NOT take about 1/2 off…see my point here….OH and it’s near mint..nonsmoking..no issues.

These pieces sound so full and clear with nice organic tones.  You can dig in or strum lightly. VERY responsive.  Aren’t you tired of sifting through mass produced guitars and hoping they sound good?  This DOES.

YOU CAN SEE COMPLETE SPECS IN THE PICTURES where I include a detailed SPEC/CONDITION SHEET.  But as a teaser…

  • COMPLETELY HOLLOW
  • Medium/Large Roundback Neck:  .85″ – .95″
  • Grosh Humbuckers:  ’65”
  • 3 Way :  No coil splitting
  • Tone Pros Bridge
  • Certificate of Authenticity, CITIES
  • Original Hardshell Form Fit Case
  • 6150 Frets Medium
  • BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD BOARD
  • Kluson Deluxe Tuners
  • 12 Radius
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Don Grosh Set Neck BRAZ BOARD : 6lb-12oz

Hall-of-Fame QUILT on this hand crafted Don Grosh Set Neck.  YES it has a BRAZILIAN BOARD & CITIES PAPERWORK.  These guitars are the top of the Grosh food chain.  Don himself creates them and an order will take over a year.  New they cost mid-$6ks.  No two are alike.  Having sold dozens of these I can confidently say they represent the BEST value in the used guitar market.  Custom YES…someone’s moronic interpretation of beauty?….NO….so capitalize on a guitar built for somone one custom order…someone who spared no expense and got the finest of everything Don could offer….NOT take about 1/2 off…see my point here….OH and it’s near mint..nonsmoking..no issues.

These pieces sound so full and clear with nice organic tones.  You can dig in or strum lightly. VERY responsive.  Aren’t you tired of sifting through mass produced guitars and hoping they sound good?  This DOES.

YOU CAN SEE COMPLETE SPECS IN THE PICTURES where I include a detailed SPEC/CONDITION SHEET.  But as a teaser…

  • Weight:  6lb-12oz (Yes it’s chambered)
  • Large Roundback Neck:  .88″ – .98″
  • Fralin Humbuckers:  8k Neck  &  9k Bridge
  • 3 Way :  No coil splitting
  • Tone Pros Bridge
  • Certificate of Authenticity, CITIES & Warranty Card Included
  • Original Hardshell Form Fit Case
  • 6150 Frets
  • BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD BOARD
  • Kluson Deluxe Tuners
  • 12 Radius
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Rick Kelly KORINA TELE – Old Growth 50s Korina from Gibson Stash

WOW Guitar Alert!  This one could be the Tele-of-The-Year!  Hall-of-Fame quality Resonance on this instrument.  Just 6lb-10oz.  THE STORY is the guitar was made from a stash of 50s Korina that Rick sourced from Gibson.  I can’t verify but what I can verify is this is the best sounding Korina Guitar I’ve had.  Notes jump off and it has the growl you need in korina.

Did I mention it has a 1-piece body…finding this quality and size korina these days is next to impossible.  Aged woods? Forget it.   The neck is a 1-piece large maple neck with a Maple Board….AND…no cap…meaning it’s all 1 PIECE OF WOOD (no skunk stripe either).  1-11/16″ Width and Medium Frets.  25.5″ Scale and 9.5″ Radius.  The prior owner believed the pickups are Duncan Antiquities….I am not certain and won’t promise…and no I’m not dissecting the guitar to find out.  Glendale T Bridge (the best).

Just a COOL piece.  LOVES my amps.  LOVES pedals.  I just want to keep it but it’s your turn to have a great guitar.  I have so many.

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2018 Gibson Custom Shop LP ’58RI Murphy Painted WILDWOOD Ltd Ed

LOOK at the woods on this guitar!  Do you think Wildwood Guitars would have anything be the best come through as a custom run?  Do you think Tom Murphy would put his name on crappy guitars?  This one is an extremely Limited Edition Gibson Custom Shop 58RI Les Paul.  Tom Murphy painted this one.  The included Certificate of Authenticity indicates Tom’s involvement.   You can instantly see that the color on this Les Paul is much more robust, rich and high end than run of the mill pieces you’ve seen.

This guitar features a wonderful ‘almost ’59’ profile with a .91″ – 1.00″ depth.  The pickups are custom wound Wildwood Custom Humbuckers.  The guitar comes (of course) with its original brown form fit case.  It is from a 1-owner, nonsmoking environment.  There are no stories, repairs or mods associated with this piece.  It comes wtih the Cert & Tags.

The weight is a wonderful 8-3/4 pounds. There is no fretwear.  I can’t find any dings or wear on it.  Pretty much what you would expect if you grabbed a guitar off a rack.  Save a LOT vs. new and avoid chasing some salesperson who will treat you like he is doing you a favor by speaking with you.

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JET Caldera – Exc Nonsmoking Condition

Handmade JET Caldera guitar in EXCELLENT Nonsmoking Condition.  Every ergonoic detail of this instrument has been painstakingly engineered into a traditional format.  The result is a functionally unequalled piece of musical genius.

The carved quilted maple top has a classy elegant light finish that allows the guitar to demonstrate quality without it being an ‘Easter Egg”.  The finish is a dark blackish-purple.  The Neck is 3-piece Flame Maple with an Ebony board.  25″ Scale, 12″ Radius, Grover Tuners, 1-11/16″ Width.  WOOD Pickup Rings.   The weight is a perfect 8lb-01oz.

Jet Guitars are coveted by those in the know.  NEW these cost almost twice as much as I’m asking.  You can see I carry clean well described gear.

SEE THE PICTURES FOR MY SPEC/CONDITION SHEET with all the details. Don’t you wish other dealers would take the time and energy to prepare something this extensive?  REVOLT! 

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SCALA Classic Custom VENT TOP w SOLID Bolivian RW Neck & BRAZ RW Board

Scala Guitars are about the most happening brand of boutique instruments.  They come up for sale…they sell….simple.  THIS is an ULTRA COOL piece LOADED with features.

First off check out the solid 1-Piece BOLIVIAN ROSEWOOD NECK!   The Fretboard is BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD!  Not impressed?  Consider it has a 1-piece HONDURAN (this is the good stuff you can’t get anymore) Mahogany Body.  OH, how about a HAND CARVED KOA TOP.   To top it off, this is chambered and features Scala’s coveted “Vent Top’.  If you look at the guitar straight down (like you’re playing standing up) you can literally see little vents on the side where the top meets the body.

The neck profile is a PERFECT Medium “C” that measures .86″ – .91″.  The guitar features a gun oil finish that makes it feel like satin.  NO thick tone sucking coatings for this guitar.  OH did I mention the body is outlined with hand inlaid HERRINBONE?

Still want more…you get it….the guitar weighs just 6lb-12oz.  OH, it has the original Certificate of Authenticity.  The pickups are Lollar P90s.  You can see all the rest of the specs in the PICTURES.  I outline the CONDITION TOO.

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2018 Gibson Custom Les Paul ’59RI Ltd Ed BRAZILIAN BOARD CME Version VOS

2018 Gibson Custom Shop ’59RI LP CME (Chicago Music Exchange) Limited Edition BRAZILIAN BOARD VOS.   WOW…that’s a MOUTHFUL….but THIS IS AN EARFUL of instrument.  MAN what a huge difference these 2018s are from prior production runs.  The quality oozes and the tone jumps out at you.

The weight is a PERFECT 8lb-7oz!

This is a 1-owner, babied guitar from a nonsmoking home environment. It was owned for a few weeks before the owner encountered unexpected financial obligations.  It comes complete with the Certificate of Authenticity and Tags.  Beautiful top that I purposely photograph as straight on as possible to give you as conservative a view as possible.  Ever wonder why most flames vanish..it’s because the pictures are taken at unrealistic angles to make the nonexistent flame pop.

YOU CAN SEE ALL THE SPECS & CONDITION in the PICTURES WHERE I HAVE A SPEC/CONDITION SHEET

Here are a summary of details because we know you lust for facts:

  • 2018 Gibson Custom Shop
  • Certificate of Authenticity & Tags Included
  • Original Hard Case Included (Brown…why do people even ask this)
  • Weight:  8lb-7oz
  • BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD BOARD
  • VOS light factory aging
  • No Fretwear
  • No mods or repairs2018 G
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