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Huber Orca Custom

Custom ordered Nik Huber Orca.  This guitar is just as full of upgrades as one can imagine.  Double topped….front & back.   SOLID Brazilian rosewood NECK.  1 Piece Maple Top & Back…1 piece mahogany body sandwiched.  Wood pickup rings.   Haussel Pickups (see spec sheet for details).   Guitar has a custom ‘star’ inlay that is tasteful and suble (see pictures).  Perfect weight at 8lb-8oz.

 

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Nik Huber Dolphin II Redwood NAMM

Nik Huber hand crafted Dolphin II Redwood.  This was the 2004 NAMM Showpiece.  It remains in Mint “-“/Exc “+” Condition.  The guitar weighs in at just 6lb-7oz and is chambered.  1-Piece Redwood Top finished in stunning Tiger Eye (Nik’s Tiger Eye glows..it’s amazing in person).  I believe the board is snakewood.

Inside the cavity it is inscribed “Exceptional Top” which tells you Nik went all out on this.  Haussel pickups (of course).  The only thing that I question is the case which is a TKL Tweed Hard….not sure what cases Nik was using at that point..but it’s a nice case.

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2015 Ronin Mule

Used 2015 Ronin Mule in Mint “-” Condition.  This 6lb-3oz slab body guitar just kills clean or dirty.  I can’t speak highly enough about the Foilbucker pickups that Ronin created & hand winds.  The pickups is voiced to complement the SOGR (Old Growth Redwood) to bring out all the tonal nuances available.  This speaks LP JR but don’t let the cover fool you.  You can get acoustic tones, Tele, LP, JR, Gretsch…it handles gain and clean.  The volume knob allows you to access all sorts of nuance.

This model is discontinued and they never come up for sale.  Grab it before it too ends up in someone’s collection for eternity.

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2016 Ronin Mirari – Custom Color

2016 Ronin Mirari in an experimental color that came out just off-the-charts-cool!  Large flake Aqua Sparkle finish & matching headstock.  Custom guard & knobs.  “David Torn” wind Ronin Foilbuckers.  SOGR (Old Growth Redwood).  .89-.96 “C” Neck Profile .  Tonal bliss has been achieved.  Visual Bliss has been achieved.  Playability bliss has been achieved.

I ordered this as my personal guitar.  I have nearly a dozen more on order.  UPDATE:  Alas…I am a pleaser…what can I say….someone asked for this and I sold it to them…BUT I ORDERED AN EXACT REPLACEMENT that will be here in a couple months….RESERVE IT NOW

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2016 Ronin Betty – Brand New

Brand New 2016 RONIN BETTY in Trans-Blonde!  SOGR (Old Growh REDWOOD) Body!  Weighs just 6lb-9oz.  1 Piece Roasted Maple Neck.  RONIN Proprietary Foil Neck Pickup & hand wound Broadcaster in the bridge.   I am the World’s ONLY Ronin Dealer. Comes with full Warranty.

The guitar is brand new.  I put a small ding on the back of the neck while photographing it.  I adjusted the price down $400 for the blemish.  Aside from that it has factory aging.

If you love Teles you must try a Ronin Betty.  First Old Growh Redwood has tonal properties that make a guitar sound tight in the bottom end and warm full on the top while retaining that sparkle/clarity.  The foil pickup that Ronin designed is custom voiced to generate the most sonic information possible from this rare & expensive tonewood.  You will hear music like you have never heard it before.  All your other teles will sound like shades of vanilla in comparison.  Read up and you’ll see the world agrees.

 

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2015 D’Pergo Vintage Limited

2015 D’Pergo Vintage Limited in a custom color!  Certified Primary Growth Recovered Quarter Sawn 1 Piece Maple neck (THAT is a mouthful).  Recovered Alder.  .945 Offset C Neck.  Nitro Finish.  Signature Electronics Package including LTD Alnico III Pickups.  Weighs 7lb-4oz.  Includes Certificate & Spec Sheet (picture attached).  Also comes wtih Original Hard Form Fit case.

I’ve sold almost 4 dozen D’Pergos…more than anyone except Mr D himself.  They all sound different….as well there are a myriad of different models.  Buy from someone who understands how to help you pick the one for you.  A D’Pergo is a major investment.  Put yourself in the best position to walk away happy and content.  Trades?  Sure…let’s talk.

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Callaham “Trainwreck Rocket” EL84v

Callaham “Trainwreck Rocket” EL84v

Extremely limited production Callaham (yes Bill of the now Hardware fame) EL84v amp. This 30-watt hand-wired head is a recreation of a Trainwreck Rocket.  The amp boasts thick lush notes that bloom and sustain.  It is extremely responsive to rolling down your guitar’s volume just like a real Wreck.  Callaham Amps & Guitars are amongst the hardest items to acquire because they are cherished by their owners.  This amp was a one-owner item that lived in a nonsmoking environement.  It apears to have all original components (not certain about the tubes).  Tonally it plays well with my Ronin, vintage LP Jr, Stevens LJ, Underwood Strat and Detemple Tele.  It responds well to a variety of speakers.   There are a lot of amps out there but VERY few do what a Callaham does.

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Cornish P2 – Battery Free

Cornish P2 – Battery Free

Pete Cornish “Battery Free” P2 .  SORRY NO BOX  Excellent nonsmoking condition with unbroken warranty seals.

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Cornish TES Delay

Cornish TES Delay

Pete Cornish TES Delay pedal.   Nonsmoking in Excellent Condition with instruction (copy) and UNBROKEN WARRANTY SEALS.  Impossible to find.

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LSL Carl Verheyen Saticoy – Custom Ordered w 1-off Features

Dec 2015 LSL Saticoy “Carl Verheyen” Model.  This was custom ordered by a nonsmoking home player.  During the order process this cusotmer became intrigued by another guitar in my inventory.  Long story short is that although this sounded like magic in his hands, another instrument turned out to be more aligned with his tonal direction….so we traded this toward it.   Everyone here wins because now YOU get a virtually unusued guitar priced a LOT less than new (and without the wait).

This 7lb-4oz Alder bodied Saticoy is named Carmel.  It features a flamed maple neck (upcharge).  It is UNAGED and DOES NOT have the Noice Canceling Sytem….again all custom specs.  I measure the nut at 1.67″ with my digital calipers.  9.5″ Radius and 6105 frets (standard LSL).  Comes with the original hard case and tag.  Most would sneakily resell this as a new instrument…I don’t feel right about that.

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James Trussart Deluxe Steel Topcaster – 2015 Unsold

2015 James Trussart Deluxe Steeltopcaster featuring Arcane Pickups.  This was acquired from a Dealer-to-Dealer trade and is brand new.  The instrument comes with an Unsigned Warranty Card, Cert & Original Hard Case.  Grab it for less than you’d pay elsewhere.  Click above for all the specs.

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James Trussart Deluxe Steelcaster – 2015 New

New 2015 James Trussart Deluxe Steelcaster from a Dealer-to-Dealer trade.  New unsold 2015 model featuring Arcane Pickups and a Rusty Snakesskin Engraved top.  Comes with Cert, Unsigned Warranty Card & Original Case.  See all the specs by clicking above.

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James Trussart Steelcaster – NEW

Unowned James Trussart Steelcaster from 2015.  This comes with an tag/cert, unsigned warranty card & original case.  Arcane pickups!  This particular guitar is the FIRST to feature an Arcane Little Thunder Pickup.  Grab this for less than an ‘authorized’ dealer can sell it.  See all the specs by clicking above.

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Radicic Doublecut

Sacha Radicic makes some of the most coveted acoustic guitars avaiable.  On occasion, Sacha has made a solid body electric..Prime Guitars is fortunate to have 2 such examples.  This most recent acquisition is a 2015 Doublecut reminiscent of a 50s Gibson feel and tone.  Hand rubbed thin finish.  Private stash quality woods.  Pickups that were chosen for this guitar after demoing many including Holmes and Throwbak.   Mr Radicic didn’t just go for a brand he went with what sounded best in THIS instrument.  See all the specs in by clicking above.  New this would approach $6k…enjoy a true master built instrument for a fraction of that.

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D Anderson (Tritone) Sub Disciplina Archtop

D Anderson is a former apprentice of Bill Moll (pretty good chops there right).   His work is simply worthy of prices several times their asking.  D Anderson (St Louis), owner of Tritone Guitars, hand created this archtop in 1999 using the finest Big Leaf Maple, SItka Spruce and Ebony he could find.    This 7-string Jazz Box weighs just 6lb-6oz ensuring it is both acoustically alive through bracing and weight.  No center brace on this masterpiece.  21″ Upper Bout & 17″ Lower with a 3″ Width.  2″ at the nut with a nice comfortable D profile.  A Kent Armstrong pickup graces the neck position.   Lovingly cared for in a home non-smoking environment has allowed this guitar to age gracefully without much wear.  See the Spec Sheet (click above) for all the details.

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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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