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2018 Germino Club 40

2018 Germino Club 40

Savings alert here!   Germino Club 40 that has a build date (sticker inside) of April 2018.  One owner from a non-smoking home.  It was one-of-3 custom made for my customer & dear friend.  Of course he couldn’t resist a choice guitar in my stash so he kindly sent this to me days after he received it.

This has a SOLID STATE recitifer (sorry, not switchable).  It does NOT have a Master Vol.  LIterally only has maybe an hour on it….so…using our contextual clues that would mean…YES….YES…the tubes ARE fresh..and they ARE original.  LOL

I can’t find a mark on it but grade it as Excellent to protect myself from the electron microscope post purchase inquisition.

IT sounds freaking amazing.  Fantastic piece of gear here guys.  Get that vintage coveted sound without the nonsense associated with vintage amps.

SORRY NO TRADES PLEASE.

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Tom Anderson DROP TOP SEVEN (7-String)

My personal guitar.  A few years back I fantasized about being a 7-string player….so I went and found a fantastic brand new one and grabbed it.  Since that point I realize I can’t even handle one string let alone 7.   I played this very sparingly in my nonsmoking home studio.  The only wear to speak of is a slight ding shown in the pictures.  You can see the rest of the details in the PICTURES where I provide a SPEC/CONDITION sheet.

The guitar has no mods and no repairs.  It comes with the Unsigned Warranty Card & Original Hardshell Form Fit Case (and yes the trem bar….who ever passed on a guitar because it was missing the bar…but still hey ask….and if the answer is ‘yes it has the bar’ you can count on another email asking “picture”…I guess some people can’t trust anyone over anything….i always want to ask “who stomped you my precious little flower”.

Ok enough of that senseless drivel. The guitar sounds fantastic.  Very tight. I love the Chocolate Maple Neck with its Satin Finish.  Like I said, all the specs and condition are outlined in a sheet contained in the PICTURES so please have a look….and YES it has the TREM BAR.,…LOL

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2018 Wysocki “Jeff Beck Tele” – Brand New : MONSTER AGED WOODS

If you buy high end guitars you have thought about woods…is it a 1-piece body or 2? Is it Brazilian Rosewood or Indian?  Is it Honduran Mahogany or other.  Is it stump wood or primary growth?  On and on.  And some builders use this info against us…they tell us what we want to hear only to later find out it was a lie (remember the Gibson 2-piece fretboards…LOL).  Some builders like D’Pergo specialize in high end woods and charge near $20k for a new F-style guitar (yes that is true).  Some claim to have great wood but then the guitars are boat anchors.  Lastly, even great wood in the hands of a hack can be wasted.  Construction and attention to detail are vital to any instrument’s tone & playability.

Larry Wysocki has been THE go-to ‘wood’ supplier to luthiers for over 50-years.  He scours the planet finding the oldest air dried fine quality dry woods available.  He has a stash and digs into it to make a few guitars a year.  Most often these instruments are custom orders for celebs.  Occasionally Larry makes a guitar and an order cancels…thus is the case with this spectacular piece.

If you ever wanted THE ULTIMATE Jeff Beck style Tele….THIS is the one you want.  nothing has been spared…and new this is HALF the price of a D’Pergo…and the woods are better.  Tonally….I find Wysockis to be much more alive and 3D tonally.  The notes are even and clear. There is a snap and organic transparency that comes through.  Larry literally finds THE perfect pair of pickups for each guitar….he has a stash from all the hard-to-get winders.

For the price of a Fender Masterbuilt you can get a REAL Masterbuilt from a guy who literally chose the best woods on the planet for the guitar.   You can see all the Specs in the sheet in the PICTURES.    For now here is a summary of what your money gets you:

  • 5A 1-piece Flame Maple Top w Early 1900s Air Dried One Piece Swamp Ash Back.
  • 5A 1-Piece Flame Maple Neck from Early 1900s Air Dried
  • Brazilian Rosewood Board : 80yr Old Air Dried
  • Tom Doyle Pickups – personally selected by Larry for THIS guitar
  • Just 7lb-3oz
  • Pickup rings, knobs and switch tip from 80yr old Air Dried Brazilian Rosewood.
  • 1-11/16″ Nut Width
  • Med/Lg Frets
  • 12 Radius
  • .85″ to .967″ C Profile Hand Carved Neck
  • DOUBLE BOUND BODY
  • Brand New with Warranty
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Gustavsson Bluesmaster P90 2011

This one is a special one.  Oh some may look the same….but they all sound much different.  Don’t believe me?….go to and search for threads on Gustavsson Guitars….there is one from several years ago where a friend of mine wrote his impressions of FOUR JGs that I lent him for the weekend.  If you’re not willing to invest the time to do your homework then why are you spending this much on a guitar?

Well I have had more JGs than just about anyone.  I can tell you this one is VERY different sounding than the Gold Top P90 that I am also sounding.  Why not email me and let’s talk about which one is better for YOU…through YOUR setup…with YOUR playing style.  Sellers all want you to think these high end guitars are the same….they are NOT….that’s why I stock so many of each brand.  I do it so that I can help you find THE guitar of your dreams.

You can see all the specs & detailed condition in the PICTURES.  It’s Excellent Condition with Original Hard Form Fit Case.  Brazilian Board.  C Neck Profile .89-.985:”.   But the specs alone can’t tell you what this will sound like…because it’s hand created.

IN my view…this is one of the 2 best P90 JGs I have had (along w my Gold Top).  Each is a very different animal though.  Let me help…don’t fall prey to guys who just want to move theirs by using all the superlatives.

A matter of note…the guitar pictures show a touch of reflection so please know there are not huge white streaks on it.  LOL

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Homestead 50 Head!  Mint

Homestead 50 Head! Mint

Homestead 50 amp in MINT condition!  This head is from a one owner, nonsmoking home environment.  It works as it should and has 6L6 tubes.  See why the stars are gravitating toward this hand created brand of amps.  SIMPLE format, VERY interactive dials, HALF POWER switch & REVERB.

Comes only with what you see here (yes it has the tubes…LOL)…and YES they are original and virtually new.  Sorry no footswitch but those you can find anywhere.

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Fender Custom Shop 2017 Namm Ltd Ed 60s Strat Relic

Ok so how do I start…well I had this one in my collection….I only keep one strat…I wanted it to be this.  I just LOVE this.  It is the best modern Fender I have played…period.  It has SO many factory upgrades.  It was tricked out by Fender to represent the best of what the standard Custom Shop could produce…think of it like a generic Masterbuilt.   It sounds like an early 60s vintage strat…jangles and the cleans just freaking blow me away.   I never thought a Custom Shop could move me like this did.

This is not an ordinary piece from Fender.  First off it has a SELECT LIGHT WEIGHT BODY (Ash).  The whole guitar weights just 7lb-1oz.   Second is has a thin NITRO finish and custom seafoam green sparkle finish (note I am also selling the matching Tele…hint hint).  Third it has a COMPOUND RADIUS of 9.5″-12″.    The neck measures a perfect .83″-.985″.

You can see all the specs and detailed condition if you look in the PICTURES.  The real thing to note is the pickups are Bare Knuckles (not certain of exact model) and the ORIGINALS ARE IN THE CASE.  YES it comes with the Cert, Stratp and ORIGINAL CASE.  From a loving home use nonsmoking environment.

Get a COOL 1-off that guitar at a fraction of a Masterbuilt..but this kills any Masterbuilt I’ve had.

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2013 Brian Monty Bluesmaster – Mahogany & Curly Birch Top

Brian Monty Bluesmaster in Excellent “-“/VG”+” Condition with Original Hardshell Case.   This is from a nonsmoking environment and has no major issues but some play wear outlined in the Spec/Condition Sheet (Please see pictures for the Sheet).

The key to this instrument is how woody it sounds. Brian makes each guitar himself and uses select hand chosen woods.  He finishes each in a thin nitro to allow the woods to breath and the tone to flow.  I am aware that Brian is the subject of an upcoming article in Vintage Guitar Magazine because his work is renowned amongst those who search for modern masterpieces.

Couple of key features on this one:

  • C Neck Profile .90″ – .97″
  • No Fretwear
  • Lust for Tone Pickups (Custard Pie)
  • Some nicks and wear detailed in pictures and/or the spec sheet
  • Jensens Paper-in-Oil NOS Caps
  • Mahogany / Curly Birch
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Brian Monty – Bluesmaster

Brian Monty Bluesmaster in Excellent “-“/VG”+” Condition with Original Hardshell Case.   This is from a nonsmoking environment and has no major issues but some play wear outlined in the Spec/Condition Sheet (Please see pictures for the Sheet).

The key to this instrument is how woody it sounds. Brian makes each guitar himself and uses select hand chosen woods.  He finishes each in a thin nitro to allow the woods to breath and the tone to flow.  I am aware that Brian is the subject of an upcoming article in Vintage Guitar Magazine because his work is renowned amongst those who search for modern masterpieces.

Couple of key features on this one:

  • C Neck Profile .88″ – .95″
  • No Fretwear
  • Tom Short Pickups!
  • Some nicks and wear detailed in pictures and/or the spec sheet
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2018 Echopark Case Study : Korina/Cherry – BRAND NEW Auth Dealer

Brand New – 2018 – Authorized Dealer – Full Warranty

This is a WOW guitar.   Think about being able to get something that is a piece of functional art.  Think about it being made by a builder to the stars.  Look at the special woods that most can’t even gain access to. Now think about what a stamped out ‘masterbuilt’ Fender sells for…or a plasticized PRS….and get this for the same or less than something that is made by mass customization.  If you look through my lens you will quickly realize what bargains EchoPark Case Study Guitars are.

This piece is one I’m not anxious to part with.  You can see all the specs in the PICTURES (see the sheet there).  I know you want info NOW so here…enough drama already:

  • 1-Piece Korina Back
  • Old Stock Bookmatched Burled Michigan Cherry
  • 1-Piece Flame Maple Neck w Rolled Edges
  • Old Stock Striped Gabon EBONY BOARD
  • .90″ – .92″ C-Profile Neck
  • Jescar Pyramid Frets
  • 1.68″ Width & 12″ Radius
  • 25.5″ Scale
  • EP Wide Range Hum and J-Master Pickups
  • Bigsby B5
  • Paper-in-Oil NOS Cap
  • Ivroid Binding – 3 Piece
  • Polished Nitro Finish (THIN)
  • Just 7lb-15oz
  • Factory Aging

 

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Victoria 45410 Bassman – Super Clean

Victoria 45410 Bassman – Super Clean

Victoria Bassman a.k.a. 45410 in Near Mint nonsmoking original condition.  New these are $2900 and this one is super clean.  You can see by my hi-res pictures that it was a home only use piece.  Tubes look as clean as the rest of it (i.e. it’s not been played much if you haven’t already caught my drift).

These amps are just wonderful.  I’ve had many and they are consistent tonally.  They just capture that vintage Fender tone in an affordable format.  New these are amazing deals…USED and in THIS condition you should jump on it.

Think about it.  The other guy already took the price hit. You can enjoy this one and move it along and likely get pretty much what you paid (or more).   IF you’ve ever lusted after this amp….or if you just want to take a flier on a new amp…this is the way to do it.

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Homestead Hundred – UPGRADES GALORE – 6550 Tubes & Effects Loop – SAME SETUP AS WARREN HAYNES

Homestead Hundred – UPGRADES GALORE – 6550 Tubes & Effects Loop – SAME SETUP AS WARREN HAYNES

Impossibly rare CUSTOM Homestead Hundred.  This one is a 1-off specially made by Peter for a good customer.  This one has an Effects Loop….the only other one with a loop is the one Warren Haynes has.  This also has 6550 tubes.  YES IT HAS A FOOTSWITCH (not pictured but included).    VERY low hours and nonsmoking ungigged and unmodded.

This comes from one of my best customers who purchased this amp then ran into sudden new home repair costs.  You can get one that has major upgrades for less than the price of a new one.

Search Youtube and you can hear clips of this amp.  It is a WOW piece.  Simple but WOW.  Get in on the ground floor of these Homestead Amps….they are the real deal.

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2018 Wysocki Tele : Just 5lb-9oz – ANCIENT Woods!

Brand New 2018 Larry Wysocki Tele!  Crazy specs on this one.  Read on….you can look at D’Pergo, Detemple, Yaron, Lentz, Gustavsson but you won’t find this in any of them:

  • SOLID BODY:  Weights Just 5 lbs-9 oz
  • Brazilian Rosewood Board:  80+ Years Old
  • 1-Piece 150+yr Old Flat Sawn Birdseye Maple Neck
  • 1-Piece 100+yr Old Flat Sawn Swamp Ash Body
  • 12″ Radius
  • 1.67″ Nut Width
  • Medium Frets
  • C Neck Profile .83″-.945
  • Rolph Pickups:  Hand selected for THIS guitar

Larry Wysocki is THE “Go TO” guy for woods.  He has been doing this for 50-years.  All the major builders go to Larry when they have a high end order and need special stuff.  Larry picks the best of his stash for the few custom guitars he personally builds each year.  Larry scours the planet for the finest timber…..and YOU get the best of the best.

A D’Pergo with these specs would be (are you sitting) close to $20k…yup….and they can’t get this wood.   Larry has built guitars for major artists.  He typically only sells directly to A-list guys.   It is extremely rare to acquire a Wysocki new.  I am thankful for my relationship with Larry and hope to continue our friendship.

I have sold several Wysockis already…they have gone to folks with all the big names.  I have consistently heard that the Wysocki beats them all.

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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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Glendale Tele – AAA Flame LARGE Neck! Double Bound

Impossibly rare Glendale Double-Bound TELE!  This guitar features a 1-piece AAA Flame Maple Neck that is LARGE at .99″-1.02″…sort of a Soft V profile.  It just resonates till tomorrow.  The specs are otherwise familiar with a 1.65″ Nut width, 6105 Frets, 25.5″ Scale, 9.5 Radius and K-Style Tuners.

The body is Ash and finished in a NITRO and features factory aging to allow you some ‘oh I didn’t just bang it’ comfort. The pickups are a Lollar A3 GVCG in the Neck & a Mare 0038 in the bridge.  Of course there is a Glendale bridge.

SEE ALL THE SPECS & CONDITION IN THE PICTURES  – SPEC SHEET

Tonally this one has a wonderful fundamental tone that is extremely even.  The low E has a nice ring to it and doesn’t mud out.  What I LOVE about the guitar is how it has some nice snarl and can push an amp if you want.

These guitars are one of the best values in the market new…USED they are steals.

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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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Victoria 50212 Low Powered Tweed Twin

Victoria 50212 Low Powered Tweed Twin

Victoria Low Powered Tweed Twin.  Excellent nonsmoking condition.  Just a small scuff or two shown.  Looks near new and smells it too.  These amps are simply amazing.  They get SOOOOO close to the originals.  I have a genuine ’58 Tween Twin (high power) and I have to say it is really hard to tell the difference between this and the vintage amp.   Honestly if you tossed in NOS tubes and old speakers my guess is this might even sound better.

Save a good amount of cash vs. a new one.  Tubes have very little life on them and are the originals.  No repairs.  No issues.  No mods.  No stories.

Just a great amp at a discount.  See my feedback.  I sell clean gear at great prices.  I am a store not some fly-by-night who is looking to punt his troubles to 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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2016 SVL Carved Top Hybrid Tele

2016 SVL Carved Top “Telecaster” created by a 1-man shop in Europe “SVL Guitars”.  How amazing are SVL Guitars?….well…Robben Ford had one made and plays it (see my other listing for an exact copy of his by SVL).  These are coveted in the US and rarely available. I was lucky enough to score a couple and now I will strive to continue finding them…they are THAT good.

This one features a 1-piece Honduran Mahogany body that is HAND CARVED.   The 1-piece Honduran Mahogany Neck features a perfect C-neck profile measuring .85″-.90″.  The frets are 6150 and they have no wear.

The scale is 25.5″ and the nut is 1.67″.  BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD BOARD (try getting those now!).  AMALFITANO MINI HUMS….wow just loaded with P90-esque tone without the hum.  JUST 6lb-1oz!  Original Hard Case.  10″ Radius in case you care. PAPER THIN nitro finish that feels like bare wood.

Tonally you will conjure up the feeling of that perfect LP Jr meets Firebird meets LP.  Overall the condition is clean and smoke free.

SEE THE PICTURES FOR A SPEC/CONDITION SHEET WITH ALL THE DETAILS YOU SEEK.

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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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