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Gibson Historic ’59 RI VOS

2008 Gibson Custom Shop ’59RI VOS model.  Comes with the Certificate of Authenticity & Original Hard Form Fit Case.  Beautiful flame top and very clean condition with no fret wear and no repairs.  See all the details if you click the SPEC SHEET icon above.

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Timtone T4S “Kitchen Sink”

Timtone T4S “Kitchen Sink”

Another custom commisioned Timtone T4S!  1 Piece Maple & Redwood body with a Mahogany Neck.  Macassar Ebony Board on an offset neck profile that fits SO comfortably in your hand.  D’Pergo Guitars is the only other builder I’ve encountered that has discovered the magic of the offset neck profile.  Air Norton pickups surround a Texas Special in the middle.  Just 7lb-2oz…but specs don’t capture what this is.  Ergonomic, organic tonally, EASE of playability.  If you tried a Klein or Steinberger and walked away feeling they had little holes….well this will leave you feeling like it overdelivers.

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Timtone Custom T4-7

Talk about a ‘build of the year’ guitar…this Timtone (and the 6-string I also have) are simply the Bentley of guitars!  The exotic woods Padauk Neck w Brazilian Rosewood Board….Port Oxford Cedar Body…..simply edible.  Wood bindings on the neck and a custom ‘offset’ neck profile that sits perfectly in your palm.   Tonally this has that woody organic tone that almose every headless lacks.  String bendability is unequaled (another rough spot for headless).   Nearly impossible to find and this was a custom build for a repeat customer. See all the specs/condition by clicking above.

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Kiesel Vader 25.5″ Scale

You ever have a contractor come over and estimate a job that you just can’t handle…and you brace yourself for the quote…and you suddenly realize “OMG this dude is WAYYY underbidding”….so you do the right thing and pay him what the job is really worth….well this time you don’t have to!   Kiesel guitars feel, play and sound like they should cost SO much more…but relax it’s ok..they’re big boys and know that even though they lose money on every guitar, they make it up on volume (old bond trading joke there).   Seriously fantatic guitar at a price that makes you want to kick yourself for not trying one sooner.  The guitar loves clean to high gain amps. It plays SO easily and is LIGHT as a feather at just 5lb-9oz.   See all the specs in the Spec Sheet (thus the name) above (click it!)

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Scala CF Set Neck – Vented Tele

Have you tried a Scala yet?  I had one of the LP guitars (vented) and it blew me away….now I scour the planet for used ones…why?…because they are a steal vs. new.  This Tele style has a ‘vented’ top which means the top has carved chambers where it meets the body…the body is hollowed in such a way that it helps the top both vibrate & the guitar produce warmth (what a runon sentence).  The result is airy, warm 335 like notes with stringiness added.  Arcane pickups certainly add that purity of tone that comes out of the instrument.  Just 6lb-2oz which would make even my “oh that tele is 1 ounce too heavy’ guys stutter to find their next ‘why I can’t buy’ excuse.  See the Spec Sheet by clicking above.

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LSL Topanga

Super clean LSL Toping in TV Yellow with Original Hard Case & Tag.  Hand crafted instrument made one at a time.  New these are a steal….used in this condition they are criminally cheap.  Check out all the specs and detailed condition by clicking above.

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Vinetto Singlecut “Model 12”

Rare Vince Cunetto “Vinetto” Model 12.  Lollar Pickups in an Ash Body with Maple Neck.  Light Simulated aging on this hand created instrument.  9.5″ Radius & 25″ Scale with a 1-5/8″ Width.    The guitar has a Tele like clean with the volume turned down…but full on it spits nails.  I find this quite additive to a tonal arsenal so don’t be afraid to include this in your stash.

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Versoul Henry

2014 virtually unplayed Versoul Henry!  Just 7lb-11oz of Birch/Alder/Aspen/Maple goodness.   Hand crafted Versoul Humbucking pickups.  2-Way Adjustable Truss Rod.  Comes with the CITIES Douments and original hard case.   The tone on this instrument is warm warm warm and clear.  It fits in your hand like a soft glove.  It plays like it is broken in yet is virtually unplayed.   Acquire this Versoul Henry for thousands less than a ‘new’ one that is likely in the same condition.

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Ruokangas Hellcat Artist – Custom

Not often you can get a tricked out custom guitar in Exc “+” Condition for a fraction of the its cost new.  This guitar has a Scalloped Ebony 24-fret Board!  Jumbo Stainless Frets!  EMG Pickups.  16″ Radius.  Weighs just 7lb-13oz.  Neck through body.  Cert & Original Case.  Spanish Cedar/Arctic Birch woods.   IT is a tonal monster, a visual mirage and a player’s dream!

 

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Suhr Classic T Chambered

Closet queen for sure!  This 6lb-9oz Suhr Flamed T is from the early days of the Suhr factory.  Back when John hand signed guitars and was heavily involved in production.  This nonsmoking beauty features a .80-.88″ Even Slim C neck profile & 22 heavy frets.  No fretwear and almost impossible to find any wear of any kind on this instrument.    See the spec/condition sheet by clicking above and you’ll be amazed at how clean this is.

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Baker B1 ’59 NAMM

Limited Production NAMM Edition of the famous Baker B1 ’59.  THIS ONE comes with upgraded pickups (THROBAKS!) and upgraded Bridge & replaced/upgraded Grover (exact replacement) tuners.  Original Tone Pros Bridge & Grovers in case (orig pickups not).   Comes with Cert & Tag/Stickers as well as the original hard case.    A masterpiece that inspired the boutique guitar movement.  Gene was an early pioneer whose guitars have stood the test of time and currently serve as tools for stars such as Joe Bonamassa.

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Suhr Classic Strat

Brazilian Board!  Medium Stainless Frets!  50s Round .87-.95 “C” Neck Profile.  Original Hard G& G Case and it’s a nonsmoking instrument.  This guitar has some BONUS materials!  You GET the Dimarzio Noiseless pickups that are currently installed PLUS YOU ALSO GET the ORIGINAL SUHR SSC Pickups and System in case!  Huge bonus here! Ok see all the rest of the specs/condition by clicking the section above.

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Nik Huber REDWOOD Prototype

Let’s face it….Prototypes are typically taken to the highest profile shows for viewing by the best shops on the planet. ANy time you can get a prototype you should grab it vs. a non-prototype of the same instrument.  This Huber Redwood is equisitely appointed with a beautiful 3D top and Ebony Board.  Weighing at just 6lb-2 oz it is perfectly balanced and vibrates in your hand like a ringing cellphone (on vibrate…that was a joke …but not funny if I have to explain myself).  Comfortable C neck profile and Haussel VIN/VIN+ Pickups.  OriginalHard Form Fit case of course.  All the other specs/condition may be found in the sheet (click above).

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2012 Nik Huber Orca

2012 Nik Huber ORCA weighing in at just 7lb-8oz.  Near Mint nonsmoking condition with Original Hard Case (sorry no cert).  Haussel pickups and a Brazilian Rosewood Board.  Healthy C neck provile that isn’t too large.  Clean amazing sounded instrument.  See why Nik’s instruments are always sold out at the major shows…and save THOUSANDS while you’re at it.

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2016 Ronin Mirari – Tahitian Coral – Brand NEW!

SOLD in a day…BUT DO NOT DESPAIR…I HAVE 10 MIRARIS ON ORDER!  Contact me for specs…if they’re not finished we may be able to get you the color you want.   Deposits accepted to reserve your guitar.   Brand New RONIN Mirari!  Exquisite Tahitian Coral Aged Finish.  If you hear Ronin’s proprietary Foilbuckers (with coil tap) you will think you just discovered a new dimension.  Tonally these guitars add something you’ve never heard.  A clarity that is like part Tele, part Gretsch part best amplified acoustic you’ve ever heard….can’t describe it any better.   This guitar features Ronin’s stash of SOGR (Old Redwood).  Stewmac Med/Lg frets.  1.625″ Width and 9.5″ Radius.  Nice .87-.94″ C Neck Profile.  This Mirari weighs in at just 7lb-3oz and comes with a Deluxe padded case.  BRAND NEW with warranty!

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GJIKA Custom 1-off Guitar

Rare 1-off Gjika custom created guitar.  Hand carved 1-piece body.  Hand carved neck from Mahogany.  Custom wound pickups.  Just 7lb-2oz.  Familiar C neck profile and 25.5″ Scale.  BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD BOARD.  Heavy frets.  A little bit of wear but overall Excellent Condition.  Think of a girthy fat sounding LP junior with that extra oomph of a humbucker.  The pickups are pefectly voiced to this instrument.  If you’re into features, quality woods and TONE/Playability this is a sleeper that you should grab.  Bob’s amps are rumored to be in the $10k range these days if he custom makes one for you…imagine what this would set you back?

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2011 Nash Stratocaster

2011 Nash Strat weighing in at just 7lb-9oz.  Comes with original hard case and tag.  Nonsmoking 1-owner instrument.  Very comfortable familiar C neck profile and med/lg frets with no wear.   Lollar pickups and a LOT of vibe for the money.  See all the info we can provide in the SPEC SHEET area of the listing

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1994 Fender CS ’54 RI’ Strat – Birdseye Maple Neck

Early “John Page-era” Fender Custom Shop Stratocaster.  This 1994 is a ’54 RI and features a Birdseye Maple Neck and 1 Piece Ash Body.  Comes with the Original Hardshell Case & Certificate of Authenticity & Case Candy (Tag/Strap/Cloth/Tag).  Just 7lb-6oz which is uncharacteristically light for the early CS guitars which often range into the 8s.  Excellent overall condition and nonsmoking.  See the Spec Sheet by clicking next to price.

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Michael Tuttle Carved Top CTS

Near Mint condition Michael Tuttle Carve Top CTS.  Fretwork as smooth as silk.  Only 7lb-7oz!  Comes w the Orig Hard Form Fit case and build sheet.  Ash/Mahogany body with a Maple Neck.  Madagascar RW Board that is 12″ Radiused & 1.65″ in width.  25.5″ Scale and a .85″ C Profile neck.  See all the specs in the Spec Sheet (Condition Too)

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K-Line “LP Junior”

Just 6lb-14oz of Mahogany slab board fantastic-ness (new scrabble word).  Lollar P90 Bridge Pickup and an original Gibson form fit case!  .90-.96 “C” Neck Profile and heavy frets on this boutique take on a Gibby Jr.  MAN this sustains.  It is a ridiculous deal for a guitar of this quality and tone.  See all the specs/condition by checking the SPEC SHEET in the listing.

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Suhr Classic T

2005 Suhr Classic T featuring a Swamp Ash Body & 1 Piece Quartersawn Maple Neck.  Medium SS Frets and a 9-12″ Radius.  Custom .87-.95 50s Round “C” Neck Profile.  Original Form Fit G&G Case.  This guitar comes with Dimarzio Area T pickups installed AND THE ORIGINAL SUHR SSC PICKUPS IN THE CASE!  Also comes with an upgraded bridge & saddles (Rutters T Bridge) installed AND ORIG IN CASE!   Overall clean with a few dings outlined in the Spec/Condition sheet (Click in the listing).   A treasure trove of parts AND a cool guitar!

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Crow Hill : 1-off Custom “Steinberger Killer”

Words simply escape me on this custom masterpiece.  It was commisioned by a collector who spared no expense to dream up the most exotic well-spec’d “Steinberger” one could imagine.  Think of an organic sounding, MIDI Compatible, deliciously appointed Steinberger and you will start to get the picture.  Solid MACASSAR EBONY NECK.  Cocobolo & Figured Honduran Mahogany Body.  Stainless “LP” type frets.  12″ Radius & 25.5″ Scale w a 1.66″ Width.  Great comfortable C profile on this satin finished neck.  Alembic pickups.  Roland MIDI pickup.  Custom case.  Includes leg stand (insert) and tummy insert.  Multiple switching/tonal configurations that are too numerous to list.  See the spec/condition sheet (click in listing) for all the details.

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Collings 290 w TV Jones Pickups

Collings 290 in TV Yellow finish with a perfect set of TV Jones Pickups! TV w TV baby!  Perfect weight and condition is Excellent (See SPEC SHEET you can click on it for all the details including condition).  Comes with Original Hard Ameritage Case too.  Did I mention it is from a nonsmoking envorinment?

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Teuffel Birdfish

Teuffel Birdfish FINALLY in stock!  I’ve lusted after one of these since forever and it did not disappoint.  Picture a frame constructed of a single piece of material.  Tone Bars of Maple and Alder can be swapped in out (note it comes with Blue Bars & Red Bars) to alter your tone.  Comes with FIVE pickups (2 extra in case) so you can dial in just the right sounds….AND (I didn’t realize this) you can move the pickups up/down and even turn them.  The ultimate in tonal flexibility in a compact sleek unique design.

The guitar is overall clean but the board/neck do show signs of contact wear and discoloration.  I’ve tried to outline things in the Spec sheet that you can click on above.

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Jeff Senn “Original Senn” Telecaster

Jeff Senn Telecaster in Excellent Condition with Original Hard Case.  This nonsmoking instrument illustrates why Jeff’s guitars are cult classics….fantastic construction…quality components….resonance and a certain mojo that eludes most F-style enthusiasts (including F themselves).

Just 7lb-9oz of Alder Double-Bound bodied goodness.  Maple neck with Rosewood Board & 1.625″ Width/9.5 Radius.   Nice C profile neck and Med/Jumbo frets.  Factory Aged so it’s hard to determine if there is anything extra (like it would matter at this point) but appears to be largely clean in that aspect.  Pickps are not original…it has a brand new set of Duncan Vintage Broadcasters and a 4-way wiring.

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