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Ronin Badmoon – Pinecrest Green over Master Grade Reclaimed Old Growth REDWOOD

Oh boy!  Ronin Guitars has ceased production and we have a mother load here at PrimeGuitars!  We BELIEVE in the products we carry…we loved Ronins when we first found them used….LOVED them again when we became their only dealer…and love them still when we can only acquire them used.  And the Badmoon is one of the most expressive instruments available anywhere.  Hand crafted one at a time.  Hand shaped necks.  Hand carved tops.  Personally selected woods and components.  The binding alone takes almost as long to set as it takes to create most other guitars.

YOU CAN SEE COMPLETE SPECS & CONDITION IN THE 3RD PICRTURE.

The body consists of their upgraded MASTER GRADE SOGR (Reclaimed Old Redwood).  This wood is the top of the food chain and is typically a huge upcharge.

This piece is from a smoke free environment. It weighs just 6lb-4oz and plays perfectly sitting or standing.  It comes with its original Case & Cert.  Pinecrest Green that is a silverish color in person with a tint of greenish.  Super unique.

The neck is a V-to-C that Ronin uses a LOT.  It measures .89″ – .94″.  1-11/16 Width and Stew Mac 154 Frets which are Med/Lg.  Factory Aging (light), Nitro Finish and Clay Dots.

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Ronin Mirari with Master Grade Redwood – Made for ME (personal guitar)

2016 Ronin Mirari in custom 1-off Aqua Flake Sparkle!  This guitar was originally made for ME when I was the world’s only Authorized Ronin Dealer.   We loaded this with upgrades and features.  John & Izzy outdid themselves to create the ultimate Ronin.   Pretty sure we achieved that goal.

For the body, John selected his special low availability Master Grade Old Growth Recovered Redwood (aka SOGR).  He used a 1-piece Honduran Mahogany Neck and carved a perfect “C” .89 – .95 profile for me.   The width is 1-11/16 and the frets are Med/Lg “154” size for those who want exact specs/type.  The weight is perfect at 7lb-12oz and it is balanced and comfortable sitting or standing.

The pickups were a unique set of High Output Foilbuckers and they have more oomph and warmth than the traditional Foilbuckers.   Of course you can split the coils on these.   12″ Radius, Hipshot Tuners, 25.5″ Scale.

The finish just wows me to this day.  I am a sucker for a blue guitar. THIS blue is so perfect that it is edible.  The matching headstock is a great balance with the dark Rosewood Board.  The guard is hand-crafted aluminum.  Clay dots on the board…old school.  Thin nitro finish.  Just a guitar that you dream about…and it came true!

I have to say tonally this is in the top 10-percent of Ronins we had at the shop.  One of my favorites because it’s large and warm tonally.

You can see the complete specs & detailed condition in the 3rd picture.

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Danocaster Jazzmaster – Early “F” Headstock Logo

Supra-Cool! Danocaster F-headstock Logo Era JAZZMASTER.  This one has a NICE neck profile measuring .885″ – .99″ and some mighty fine pickups that almost read your mind with the nuance they create.  Dig in or lay off this is like a $15k bicycle that awaits your energy and reacts in thousandths of a second.

You can see all the Specs & Condition in the 3rd Picture.

With Danocaster ceasing production, opportunities are few to acquire fairly priced examples.  Snag this custom color early one.  If any continue to appreciate in value surely the early ones will.

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James Tyler USA Classic – Owned by Clint Black

Any chance you can get a guitar used or with a celebrity, my advice is to grab it.  Especially if the piece was used in performances or recordings and not just some paperweight they possessed.  THIS James Tyler USA is an early one and has DOCUMENTATION FROM CLINT BLACK (included with sale to new buyer) stating that it was used on stage with him for a long time.

The guitar has had some changes along the way and the pictures show how the electronics have been altered to accommodate the pro tastes.  You can easily swap it back to stock…but WHY…obviously it was done with good intention and the result thrilled audiences worldwide for hundreds and hundreds of shows.

You can see the complete specs & detailed pictures.  Take your time and absorb.  Sold as-is.  I’ll do my best to explain what I have here but I am not an expert in all aspects of wiring so you will have to use your eyes on that front.

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2019 Brian Monty BLUESMASTER w OX4 pickups

2019, that’s right 2019 Brian Monty Bluesmaster.  Custom ordered by a loyal customer of Brian’s…guy who has had at least 6 Monty Guitars.  This one has OX4 pickups and let me tell you it has THAT LP THICK Tone you have dreamed of.  I just put a set of OX4 pickups in my personal humbucker LP-style guitar and after all I have tried THEY are staying.

What a beautiful playing and sounding instrument.  The thin nitro is almost naked to the touch.  Tonally you will select this over almost any current production instrument.  It is THAT good and a bargain used (let alone new).   Vintage Guitar Mag reviewed Monty Guitars and loved them……….if you are not up on them you should be.  Build by 1 person….all by hand.

You can find ALL the SPECS & DETAILED CONDITION IN THE 3rd PICTURE..but here is a summary of the summary:

  • Just 7lb-6oz (yes it is chambered like virtually every Monty).
  • Original Hard Case
  • Callaham Bridge
  • Grover Tuners
  • C-Shaped Neck .89″ – .97″
  • 1-11/16″ Width
  • LP Scale
  • 12″ Radius
  • Indian Rosewood Board
  • Tiny bits of wear as described in spec/condition sheet.
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Suhr FRETLESS BASS – Custom Ordered

Impossibly Rare CUSTOM ORDERED SUHR FRETLESS Bass!  Excellent Condition from Smoke Free Environment with Original Hardshell Case.  Grab this because the chance of finding another are slim-to-none.

Specs confirmed with the Suhr Factory:

  • Weight 9lb-8oz
  • Model:  Classic J – Right Hand
  • Body Wood:  Alder, 2-Piece
  • Body Contours:  Arm & Tummy
  • Chambering:  None
  • Body Finish:  Gloss
  • Input Jacks:  Side Jack, Chrome
  • Bridge:  Badass Bridge II Chrome
  • Rear Routed for Electronics
  • 1.52″ Width (measured by Primeguitars)
  • 34.25″ Scale
  • Classic J Humphrey Pickups
  • Volume, Pan, ACTIVE 2-BAND EQ
  • 7.25″ Radius with STANDARD ROLL
  • INDIAN ROSEWOOD BOARD
  • Fretmarkers & Clay Side Dots
  • Hipshot Tuning Gears
  • Satin finish back of neck
  • GLOSS finish on fretboard
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2006 Gustavsson Bluesmaster Custom ’59

Cream of the crop alert.  Gustavsson Bluesmasters have stood the test of time.  Rarely offered for sale.  Early examples such as this are THE ones most sought after.  This is a 2006…just a few dozen into the production of Bluesmasters.  As a point of reference, asking price on 2003s are almost 30% higher than this one.

This JG weights just 8lb-4oz.  1-piece Mahogany Back.  .895″ – .998″  “C” Profile Neck.  BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD Board.  AMERITAGE CASE (likely upgraded).  From a smoke free environment.  Excellent Condition.

SEE ALL THE SPECS & CONDITION IN THE 3rd PICTURE

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Ronin Badmoon – Just 5lb-6oz

One of the most labor intensive guitars created today…actually they are NOT being created because Ronin ceased operations…so THIS is one of your only opportunities to grab a labor of love.  The Badmoon is a masterpiece.  We have sold more Ronins than any dealer on the planet…and we can attest to the fact that we have sold more Ronins to Celebrities than ANY other brand.

This weighs just 5lb-6oz.   MASTER Grade Recovered OLD GROWTH Redwood Body and Honduran Mahogany Neck.  Clay Dots.  Wonderful “C” Profile neck with a familiar profile.   Multi-ply ivroid binding that takes HOURS to install.

SEE ALL THE SPECS & DETAILED CONDITION IN THE 3rd PICTURE 

Tonally you won’t find a more additive piece of equipment…period.  Ronin’s pickups are not just screen-door covered humbuckers…they are unique and inredibly DIFFERENT from anything else you have ever heard.

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GVCG Blackguard with RON ELLIS Pickups

One of THE best all-time Telecasters to pass through the store in our 13 years.  Tonally this achieves the nirvana balance of inherent warmth and clarity.  Has just enough oomph without passing into ‘tonal shrapnel’.  We get the best of the best….and this is the tip of the iceburg in that arena.

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Has RON ELLIS pickups (not certain of model and not pulling them out  because the tone is what matters and I’ve described that).

Weight at just 6ln-9oz!

YES it has the original hardshell case AND “Tag” from GVCG.

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2015 Nash Super-STRAT

Affordable workhorse guitar here folks. 2015 NASH complete with Trem Bar and Form Fit Case.  A Nash is what Leo Fender intended when he created the utilitarian Tele/Strat.  Comfortable, well made and amazing sounding with no frills.  This particular guitar has tonal variety from the included Humbucker.  You also nail those essential Strat positions.  If you need to cover a lot of tonal ground…or are looking for a quality piece to take the place of several other niche guitars….this is for you.

You can see all the Specs & Condition in the 3rd Picture where we provide more details than our competition.  Buy from THE trusted source for boutique gear.  For over 13 years we have sold the best boutique gear to thousands of satisfied buyers around the globe.  Get it from us or you’ll be taking your chances with some random…..

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1981 Gibson Les Paul Heritage 80 ELITE

Oh the sound of that FAT Les Paul….chewy thick that just stomps on thin sounding les pauls….yeah….THIS (and this series) oh they are coveted for this very reason.  THICK FAT WOWness.  You may have a lot of guitars…even a lot of Les Pauls…but this is the 70s/80s LP that defined a generation of tone.   The Shaw Pickups, real mahogany…..mmmmm these just deliver where so many othersa are like a Pontiac GTO with a VW Bug Engine….this is like that sleeper Nissan GTR that freaking blows past you in your M-series.

This has some wear….a refret and some upgraded pots.  …oh and the case is SKB….but the guts are all there and it is a freaking tone monster.  Check our reviews….we are known for delivering choice boutique guitars to thousands of buyers across the globe…for over 13 years.  You could take your chances and buy from a ‘random’ or get gear from the trusted source

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Palir Burncaster

Genuine PALIR “Burncaster” with Porter Pickups.  Just 7lb-2oz and has the original hardshell case.  From a smoke free environment.   Palir is the most recently copied brand in the marketplace. If you look at their unique finishes you can clearly see where others have taken up the Palir way of featuring grains and distressed finishes.  These guys are onto something.  Here is a guitar that to my ears can do everything from Tele to LP Junior.  It just screams….and affordable excellence.  Prices on Palirs are creeping up and up and up as more dealer carry them and more sell.   Grab this before they become the next Danocaster.

See the 3rd Picture for a Spec/Condition Sheet with all the details your little itchy eyes can handle.

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2019 Tom Anderson RAVEN – Smells NEW

So you love the idea of a super strat but you also LOVE the idea of an offset body….LET ME SAY I never totally “Got” the offset body until I got this guitar.  OMG you sit and it fits you freaking perfectly.  Stand and it’s perfect.  Your arm sits comfortably and securely.   I absolutely LOVE this body shape.

This instrument is a true buyer’s remorse item.  2019 Delivery and the lad was forced to liquidate it.  Smells new.  Save $1000 on something that has a couple of hours of play in a nonsmoking environment.  Most would call this Mint but we call it Excellent to avoid “Joe Post-Purchase Renegotiation Dude”.

You can see all the Specs & a Detailed Condition in the 3rd Picture…but here is a teaser:

  • Just 7lbs
  • Original Hardshell Case & Cert
  • 2019
  • Carmel Maple Satin finish neck
  • C “Even Taper” profile
  • 1-11/16″ Width
  • Heavy Frets
  • PH1 & HC2 Pickups
  • 3-Way, BIG TOGGLE and 2 Cut Switches
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1991 Music Man EVH Signature

Is there ANY more bullseye hitting instrument than the early 1990s Music Man EVH Guitars?  I mean they freaking NAIL that Eddie tone.  Not too much distortion but that edge of insanity (macalpine reference there)….SNAP….super fast necks.  Ergonomic.   I went through the rack with every guitar I had here vs. this ….nothing comes close.  Some are too gentle…many are too harsh….others lack that crunch.

I mean we can search the world and trade $10k into 50 cents by turning over a zillion guitars…and the answer is right in front of you….if you want that classic Eddie/80s tone…get the freaking EVH Signature.

This one is in a cool trans-red with an amazing top.  It has nice birdseye on the neck.  Yeah some wear but not beat to crap.  You can see all the Specs & Condition in the 3rd PICTURE…we do the work up-front to save you sending questions like “case”…..i mean how does one answer a one word email?….is it like that word association game…first word that comes to mind?…I suck at that…likely to say “catfood”.

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CALLAHAM Stratocaster

Oh a founding father of the boutique strat market…Mr Callaham….I remember the days when I lusted after his guitars….only known about through rumor and an ‘in the know’ confession.  The 4+ year wait turned me off at the time..then he stopped taking orders and focuses on his hardware (world class).  Trainwreck Kenny used to compliment Callaham’s Amp work (kenny hated everyone’s work except a few)…and GUITARS are what Callaham was most known for…does that tell you just how good these are?

Partscaster fans will find these FEEL like a hand carved instrument.  The neck just has this amazing Satin-C shape that you know was painstakingly created.  Everything about this speaks of quality.  Mainstream guitars just feel and SOUND very stamped out vs. a Callaham.  I scoop these up when I can find them (which is about once a year if I am lucky).  This one just rings out unplugged.  The guitar has that vintage spanky Strat tone and the in-between tones just jangle and jangle.  The notes have a certain fatness that reminds me of what a high powered twin tweed does to notes…..they just bloom.

You can see all the specifics….Specs & Condition…in the 3rd Picture.  If you are worn out of the Guitar Store Brands…step up to a Callaham…

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PRS Private Stock 513 – LOOK at the WOODS

OMG I am a sucker for a blue guitar…..and this one is just hauntingly beautiful.  Notice how WOW the top is straight on…..no bs pics lying down to get the quilt to pop…just Hall-of-Fame 1-off TOP…WOW.

Oh it doesn’t stop there.  Check out the matching Control Covers.  SEE the Honduran Rosewood BOARD with all that figuring.  Look at that lush East Indian Rosewood NECK.  The high gloss nitro finish feels like it is not even there.  The guitar feels and sounds organic which is a HUGE step for PRS since the early Private Stocks which looked great but had that ‘smothered by plastic’ tone.

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

This piece is truly spectacular.  You know how it goes…when a 1-off Guitar speaks to you GRAB IT or be stuck settling forever.

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2019 Gil YARON Telecaster ’52 Blackguard

2019 Gil Yaron ’52 Blackguard in Near Mint Condition!  1-owner from a smoke free environment.  Just delivered and the owner traded it to us.  I compared it to my real ’51 Nocaster and you can’t tell the difference tonally.  Open, stringy with that haunting fullness and inate sustain.  He NAILED it.  Friends at home know we specialize in all the best modern boutique guitars….so when we say something is “IT” usually we are pretty right on the mark.

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Here are a few data points for those who can’t wait!

  • 6lb-15oz
  • 1-Piece Ash Body
  • 1-Piece Maple Neck
  • Very soft V neck profile:  .82″ – .95″
  • Yaron Pickups
  • 1-11/16 Width
  • Medium Frets
  • 9.5 Radius
  • Original Hardshell Case
  • Nitro Finish

These rarely come up for sale and new they are thousands more.  Grab this before it evaporates.

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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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