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2007 Detemple Strat – Swamp Ash

2007 Swamp Ash Detemple Strat!  1 piece body and titanium upgrades.  The tone of this one is unique as are they all…but ALL Detemples have overtones like no other F-style guitar you’ve owned.  Let me make a believer out of you.

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DeTemple Trans-White Tele 2007 1 Piece Ash

My Personal Tele…home use only….why do I love this one?…..very balanced and musical with smooth lows and highs.  Very comfy 7lb-2oz.  LOVE the neck profile.  The pickups are perfectly mated to this guitar and the 3 positions sound like the same instrument.  They all sound different…been through this over 40 times….let me help you find the correct DeTemple for YOU.  I get a kick out of people who just grab one…ok…but why not at least speak with someone with experience and selection?

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2012 Michael Spalt FRAMIRE – Exc “+” Cond

Framire…hmm…what art thou?….think Korina but snappier.  This Michael Spalt guitar is named Framire because (spoiler alert) it is made of a 1 piece Framire body and Framire neck.  Madagascar Rosewood Board.  Bone P90 pickups with nice clarity and snap. I love the LP neck profile and neck binding.  Tonally this is like my ’59 LP JR but fuller, warmer and the neck/middle positions are totally additive…and it’s 1/2 the price….you dig? …bettter tone than my own personal guitar….and I’m selling this…why (my fave question …’if it’s so great why r u selling it…blah’).   I sold this new and it was traded back toward a $10k guitar…see I do that…trades…some guys ‘didn’t get your message’ when you go to sell it back…not me..I’m here waiting 24/7 for you to remember me.

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2007 Detemple Tele – RARE BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD BOARD

Detemple Tele with rare Brazilian Rosewood board.  I have sold dozens upon dozens of Detemples…I believe in the product and I have no formal relationship with Mikey D…I do it because I believe they are fantastic.  Each one sounds different.  Why buy from someone with zero experience? …you can order direct (and wait & pay more)…you can buy another…but you will get what you get.  They all sound great…yes…but some are jangly…some full…some warm…some jazzy….why let your hard earned money be tossed on the roulette wheel when I can help you select the right one for YOU.

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2015 Delap Guitar – Custom Ordered

Delap Guitars are a Holdsworth fans dream.  Hand created one at a time….these take YEARS to build.  You could order one, wait several years and pay thousands more…or grab this one…just a few months old from a smoke free/gig free private home…save money and have it this week….you decide.   Steinberger Trans-Trem!  Birch Top & Back with an Alder middle.  US Hard Rock Maple neck.  6100 frets.  1.65″ width & 25.5″ Scale w/ 24 frets.  20 degree radius & Indian Rosewood Board.  No visible fret wear.  Just some very fine surface contact swirls (the ones that only show in the light) are what keeps this from being mint.  OOOH did I mention it is only 5lb-4oz?

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Nik Huber Korina Dolphin II Std

Nik Huber Dolphin 2 Standard in Korina (body & neck).  Weighing in at just 6lb-3oz.  Haussel Pickups.  Indian Rosewood Board (NOT BRAZILIAN….sorry the spec sheet is incorrect).  No visible fret wear.  Very clean example of a unique instrument.  Why buy new when you can get this clean rare one for thousands less.

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Nik Huber Dolphin Bolt-On Prototype

Nik Huber Bolt-On Dolphin PROTOTYPE.  Exc “+” Condition.  Not 100% certain of the body wood.  Haussel Pickups.  Trem.  Extremely clean.  Multitude of tones.  Very light weight and resonant.   Huber quality in a unique format with a lot of tones.  See the Spec/Condition sheet for further info.

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Gibson Custom ’57 LP – Exc Condition

Gibson Custom ’57 LP Goldtop in Excellent condition w/ case and tags (NO CERT).  A classic instrument that everyone has to have at least once…something about the simplicity and cool factor of a Gold Top.  This guitar is mint (see the spec/condition sheet for details).

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Melancon MASTER ARTIST – Tom Holmes – MINT

Melancon Master Artist….a WOW guitar at any price….but used in this condition is a steal.  Master Grade Flamed Redwood Top over a Mahogany body.  Mahogany Neck w Ebony Board.  Just 7lb-9oz.  Stainless 6150 frets. TOM HOLMES PICKUPS.  Grover tuners.  .855-.955 C neck profile.  The finish is set into the wood so you feel the materials not the coating.  The tone comes through.  The neck vibrates.  The guitar is loud acoustically.  The tonal range is full and even.  These rarely come onto the market.  Grab this 1-off before it becomes something you see and can’t ever un-see again.

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VIGIER Fretless Excaliber – Exc Cond

Vigier Fretless Excaliber in Excellent Condition.  A classic instrument that always has a market because it is expertly crafted, unique and has ridiculous palette of tones.  Dimarzio pickups.  Great weight at 7lb-10oz.  Delta Metal board…..don’t ask me the fret size…I know you have to ask some question but that one is not the one..ok?…LOL…

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Citron CC1

Hand crafted Harvey Citron CC1 featuring a Hall-of-Fame quality quilted maple top.  Unique style, tone that is clear and not muddied by colored pickups (Harvey wound his own P90s).  Mann trem which I find to be amazing for stability, tone and ease of palm muting.  This guitar is perfect for someone craving a Gibson JP JR meets Strat/Tele.  The volume knob can transition this guitar from clean to snarl.  Try something unique and timeless for less than the price of a stamped out ‘assembled’ guitar made from parts.

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Patrick Eggle JS Legend 24 – Exc Condition

Patrick Eggle JS Legend 24 weighing in at just 6lb-07oz.  1 Piece Birdseye Maple top!  Maple Neck & Ebony Board.  Patrick Eggle custom wound Duncan pickups.  NO visible fret wear.  Hand crafted by a master luthier whose work is cherished the world around (don’t I sound literate?).   These rarely come out of collections…grab this before it becomes someone else’s inheritance.

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1996 Citron CS1 NAMM Guitar – Exc Cond

Harvey Citron was one of the founding fathers of non-F-or-G-branded guitars.  Back before CNC Machines….before parts casters….a luthier was a luthier and they learned a craft then earned their way through word of mouth.  Citron has lasted the test of time by earning their fantastic reputation.  Hand wound pickups.  Custom woods.  Each guitar voiced specifically …not just parts tossed together.   This 1996 Citron was the NAMM example back when there was no internet to sell instruments.  It represents the finest workmanship.  the guitar was featured in a publication that talked about how wonderful Citron Guitars are (copy included).  This CS1 is in Excellent Condition and has no visible fret wear.  Steinberger Tuners are SO easy to use.  Custom Citron Alnico V pickups voiced to perfection for each position…it sounds like 1 instrument not 5 (with the combinations).  See all the Specs and detailed condition in the attached Spec Sheet.

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Soloway Custom Swan 27″ Scale w 3@P90s

Jim Soloway was a master luthier during the boom of the boutique guitar phenomenon.  The 27″ Scale Custom Swan is an easy to play..smooooooth..cleeearrrrr sounding simplistic platform.  You won’t fight this guitar.  You won’t hear ice pick highs or deadness.  You will hear amazing cleans with sustain.  The korina body complements the Maple Top & Neck.  You get the right amount of midrange with the nice amount of snap.   Overall excellent condition.  If you’re sick of the twelve-millionth strat clone out there why not pay LESS and get something UNIQUE.

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Ronin Songbird BASS – BRAND NEW! Authorized Dealer

World’s ONLY RONIN DEALER!  I have 9…NINE…Ronins coming!  This BASS is the first of its kind!  Master Grade Old Growth Redwood Body!  Ronin Foilbucker pickups.  34″ Scale.  Beautiful and balanced at just 7lb-10oz.  Honduran Mahogany Neck with Dark Rosewood Board.  Open Tuners.  Hand Crafted by the men at Ronin.  Their guitars speak to me because each is additive to your arsenal. The tones are just not another flavor of vanilla.  This bass will dial in crystal clean to warm smooth.  The foil pickups capture so much of the instrument’s resonance…they translate the energy into beautiful airy notes.  If you are serious about your tone you owe it to yourself to check out the most exciting new brand of guitars/bass in the past 10 years.

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Rick Toone S2 – Near Mint

Rick Toone S2 guitar!  Impossible to obtain…but I manage because I try to be fair on purchases & trades.  Near mint condition.  OMG this guitar has SUSTAIN naturally.  I played it through my new Hi-Tone ….WOW….then through my AC15…mmmmm….then my Bogner…FATNESS.

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2015 Echopark El Cabillo CASE STUDY – MINT

2015 Echopark “Case Study” El Cabillo.  This was custom ordered by a customer who then fell in love with something on my site and traded…hint hint.   If Dumble made a guitar my sense is it wouldn’t be far off from this.  Trust me…I wanted to ‘poo poo’ it…but this thing is smooth sounding….with sustain. The notes are just frankly beautiful.  Played through a clean to moderate gain amp it is simple responsive, soulful and inspiring.  I’ll be looking to acquire more for sure.

Mint nonsmoking condition.  Just a couple of months since delivery.  LOADED with features such as a Brazilian Board, fat C neck profile, Arcane Pickups, Koa Top.  G&G Hard Form Fit Case & Cert (of course).  No visible fret wear.

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Spalt Totem – Ribbon Mahogany

Michael Spalt custom made Totem Guitar. Hand crafted from Ash with a Ribbon Mahogany Top & Ribbon Mahogany Neck!  Michael’s BONE P90s that have a clear crispness.  No visible fret wear.  Just 6lb-8oz.  Original Hard Case.  Excellent nonsmoking condition.  See the Spec sheet for all the details.

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2014 Gibson Wildwood Spec SG – Exc Cond

2014 Gibson Wildwood Spec SG with Certificate of Authenticity & Tags.  Of course it comes with the Original Hard Case.  Just 6lb-3oz.  No visible fret wear.  Clean example that will save you a grand!

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2015 Fibenare Basic Rahan HOLLOW – MINT/USED

2015 Fibenare Semi. This one is ‘used’ but most would call it New…it is Mint w/ the Cert & Hard Case.  Just FIVE POUNDS-THREE OUNCES!  These hand wound Fibenare pickups are amazing.  They don’t get overpowered…they stay clear even when you push your amp.  The cleans on this instrument will WOW you…you can hear warmth and air and stringiness all at once.  You would be hard pressed to find a more versatile hand crafted, beautiful sounding instrument at this price.  Save a TON vs. new on a guitar that could pass as new.

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2015 Thorn Custom Jr – Near Mint

2015 Thorn Custom Jr weighing in at just 6lb-13oz.  Aged Phelam Blue finish.  Medium/Jumbo Frets and Thorn custom wound pickup.  No visible fret wear. Original Hard Gator Form Fit Case.  Resonant and easy to play…feels broken in…ready to dig in. Love it with the volume all the way or partially down…really responds well to the roll of a knob.

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Don Grosh Set Neck Custom – Near Mint

Don Grosh Set Neck Custom weighing in at a perfect 8-00lbs.  Hall-of-Fame quality Quilt Maple Top.  Original Hard Form Fit Case.  Grosh Pickups.  6150 Medium Frets. .85-.95 Med/Lg Roundback Neck Profile.  No visible fret wear.  Hard to find any flaws on this one but I’ll say Near Mint to avoid the obvious micron-level-oversight.

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Gustavsson Fullerblaster : Near Mint Cond

Near Mint 2013 Gustavsson Fullerblaster weighing in at just 7lb-3oz.  Amazon Rosewood Board & Cities Papers.  Alder Body & Wolfetone Pickups.  Nitro finish of course.  Nice C neck profile with Tall Medium frets that have no wear. Simulated Aging to give it that broken in feel.  Tonally this has that old guitar tone you have searched for….it feels old and sounds like your fave vintage piece without the vintage headaches.

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FORSHAGE Tele – BRAND NEW Authorized Dealer!

Chris Forshage Custom Tele!  Hand crafted featuring a 1-piece Birdseye Maple Neck!  1 Piece Ash Body!  Lollar Pickups.  Stainless 6105 Frets.  Nitro finish and Titanium Saddles!  Nice C neck carve and 9.5 Radius.   G&G Hard Case  Included!  I am so delighted to be representing Chris and his fine work.  He custom crafts a handful of instruments each year.  This “T” style is for someone who wants to pay less for something that was truly crafted…not just parts picked off the bin or ‘assembled’ like many others.  See the Spec Sheet for all the further details.  TWO MORE GUITARS INCOMING SHORTLY!

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James TYLER Mongoose Retro – Exc+ Cond 6lb-8oz!

JUst 6lbs-8oz of James Tyler Alder Body/Ash Topped Tele Goodness.  Extremely clean with no fret wear.  Just some very light surface contact swirls that you see in the light (not gouges…conspiracy theorists look elsewhere).  Comes with the original hard case & Cert.  See the spec sheet for further details.

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