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2015 Myka Doublecut

The most photogenic guitar of the decade.  This 2015 Myka Doublecut was so much fun that I had to keep taking pictures.  It is just amazing how different it looks in various lighting.  You will never get tired of this beauty and you haven’t even heard it.

I’m a huge fan of David’s work.  I’ve been acquiring them for most of my business life.  You never see the same piece twice…yet somehow they are consistently fantastic sounding.  Think of how you have to try 14 LPs to find one ‘ok’ one…not so with Myka.  THAT my friends is the sign of a true luthier.

Well I won’t bore you here with all the specs…you can use your pretty little eyes and see them on the attached sheet.

Always willing to trade or buy outright so give me a shot at your business (especially when the guy you got it from ducks your calls).

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2016 LSL T-Bone – Brand New Authorized Dealer

As the saying goes some things are bound to turn out the way they were meant to turn out despite your best efforts to the contrary….is that a saying?  Well LSL makes a lot of aged instruments…beautiful hand crafted…they don’t buy pre-made bodies and necks like the ‘TGP Flavor of the Week” pieces.  Lance makes them himself.  Well he likes to age guitars.    This one…he decided…”nah let’s leave it pristine”.  Well the mojo gods were not in agreement and there was a teeny tiny little “o” sized surface ding acquired before shipping.  SO the guitar is sold as “NEW” but at a steep discount due to ‘shop wear”.   But the story continues…

I received the guitar and during the photo process I accidentally dropped a tool on the back.  The result is 3 little surface dings.  SO more discounting.   If only the guitar had been aged from the factory (probably would have cost more) nobody would have been any the wiser.  BUT now you win!

(did you see they were just named one of the TOP 4 “Under The Radar Builders by Guitar World?  )

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2012 Gibson Custom Shop Chambered R8 VOS LP

2012 Gibson Custom Shop Chambered LP VOS R8 in Excellent Nonsmoking condition.  This was owned by an artist and selected by him personally (in my mind that gives it a ‘cut above’ cache).  It was lovingly cared for and comes with the Certificate of Authenticity, Tag & Unsigned Warranty Card.   Of course there is the Original Hardshell Case.

The top on this ’58 VOS is particularly special.  It has a lot of subtle figuring along with the pronounced visible grain. Tonally it is a very nice guitar because it’s not dark or mushy as we all know these can often be.

Please refer to the attached spec/condition sheet for all the facts your little Jeopardy-loving mind crave.

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2014 Gibson Custom Shop Nashville ’63 ES-335

Just traded-in by original owner (and really great guy …I’m such a suckup).  2014 Gibson Custom Shop NASHVILLE ’63 ES-335 with Block Inlay.  Nonsmoking and home use only.  Very difficult to find any wear on this one except some very light contact swirls on the pickguard.

This beauty smells new and comes with the Certificate of Authenticity & Unsigned Warranty Card.   The Original Hard Form Fit case is included with the guitar.

Specs are all listed on the attached sheet…but the highlights are a perfect 8lb weight.  I can’t find any fretwear.  It is stock with no mods or repairs.  Conspiracy theorists look elsewhere.

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2015 Fender Masterbuild CRUZ 1960 S Relic

2015 Fender Masterbuilt CRUZ 1960 Strat Relic in Excellent nonsmoking condition.  I can’t find any owner-related wear on this one but I’m sure someone will get out the jeweler lupe so we’ll grade it as Exc.   Boy Fender Masterbuilt has come a long way.  This era of production is the highest level I’ve seen since the 90s Page/Stevens Guitars.   I can see why there is such demand for John Cruz pieces.

This Alder Strat weighs in at 7lb-9oz and comes with the original hard G&G case, “Cruz Tools”, CERT (of course) and tags. The nut width is 1-11/16″. The neck is a familiar 60 “D” profile. There is no fretwear on this guitar.  9.5″ Radius makes it familiar feeling.

Something special about Cruz guitars.  This has the unplugged acoustic vibrance that we all use as a test of greatness.  The low E (my test) is clear and ringing.  This almost got squirreled away in my collection…and those who know me know I keep very little.   I’d say it’s one of the best Fender Strats I’ve had in quite some time.

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2013 Fano JM6

2013 Fano JM6 in luscious Candy Apple Red!   The Fralin P90s sound raw when run full out…turn down the volume and they clean up to a warm purr.  Compound 7.25″-to-9.5″ Radius and an Early 60s .83″-.92″ Profile make this guitar familiar feeling to anyone who has played a F-style.

Just 7lb-8oz of Alder Body/Maple Neck greatness.  The instrument is nonsmoking and comes with the tag, build sheet and Original Hard G&G Brand Case.   I just love the look of the Gold Aluminum Pickguard on the Candy Apple finish.

 

As always see the complete Specs & Condition on the attached sheet…then email your regular dealer and ask him for details on theirs…and listen to crickets (if they even get back to you in less than 3 days) …followed by..”ahh…it’s ahhh….ummm it’s clean mannnnnnnnn”

 

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D Anderson “Steve Morse” 1-Off Custom

Another unique hand crafted luthier creation just out of a collection.  This guitar was created as a commission piece by D Anderson.  Mr Anderson may not be a household name, but he was Bill Moll’s apprecntice.  I’ve had other D Anderson pieces and his skill across the spectrum (Archtop to rocker) tells you that he simply understands how to create a musical instrument.  These are not toys.  These are not wall hangers that photograph easily but play/sound terrible.  These are instruments created to resonate and produce soulful tones…they deliver.

This piece is loaded with features so read carefully:

  • Solid ROSEWOOD NECK
  • Contoured Mahogany Body
  • Skyway top mounted trem
  • Offset “C” Neck Profile
  • Lollar Humbuckers
  • Multi-switching allows you to achieve a myriad of tones
  • Locking Tuners
  • 12″ Radius
  • Med/Jumbo Frets with no wear.
  • Nonsmoking condition
  • 24.75″ Scale
  • 1-5/8″ Width
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2002 Conklin Sidewinder – Custom Order

Another classic from the vault of a prominent collector.  This 2002 Conklin was a hand created custom 1-off piece.  It features a carved top and back.  The instrument is 2.25″ thick at the body and this produces rich full organic woody tones.  The Neck is a 3-piece maple laminate.  The body is Mahogany & Curly Maple.  Every detail is thought out and skillfully incorporated.  These guitars are built like a Bentley…it is hard to imagine how something so hand crafted can be so perfect.

Other features include:

  • Custom Form Fit Padded Soft Case
  • 1.7″ Nut Width
  • 25.5″ Scale
  • 24 Frets
  • Build Sheet included
  • Tilt back Conklin headstock
  • Strap locks included
  • Heavy frets with no wear
  • 12″ Radius
  • Gotoh Tuners
  • Piezo System
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Carvin 727

Carvin Guitar have been a staple of the music industry for decades.  They offer quality and craftsmanship at prices that make them actual bargains in a world of overpriced junk.  Used, in Excellent Condition, these are virtual giveaways.

This “727” was celeb owned but I have no documentation to support it…so I can tell you who owned it and you can have a warm fuzzy feeling that someone with actual talent found this to be a keeper.  It is in Excellent Nonsmoking condition (see the attached Spec/Condition Sheet for all the details).

In summary, it features:

  • Alder Body
  • 1 Piece Maple Neck
  • 14″ Radius
  • 25.5″ Scale
  • 1.88″  Nut Width
  • Unsigned Warranty Card & Documentation
  • Original Hard Form Fit Case
  • Excellent Nonsmoking Condition
  • D-profile neck
  • Sperzel Locking Tuner
  • Jumbo frets with no wear

As always, see the complete rundown of specs & condition in the attached sheet. Why don’t other dealers take the time to prepare such a detailed overview?

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2005 Brian Moore C90P.13

I remember my first Brian Moore…back in the early 2000s when it seemed you couldn’t find anything boutique in stores.  I remember how ergnomic the body contour was….the way it fit standing or sitting.  I remember how the finish was like glass.  I remember the tops being hauntingly beautiful.  I recall the tone being tight and the low E crisp.

Many years have passed and I still hold the 2000s series Brian Moore’s to be classics.  Many brands have come and gone since then.  These guitars hold up against any modern guitars before or since.   This particular example is no exception.  It features:

  • Mahogany/Maple Body
  • BIRDSEYE Maple Neck
  • 12″ Radius
  • 25.5″ Scale
  • 1-11/16″ Nut Width
  • Just 7lb-3oz
  • Catalog & Unsigned Warranty Card
  • Original Hard Form Fit Case
  • Excellent Nonsmoking Condition
  • D-profile neck
  • Sperzel Locking Tuners
  • Med-Jumbo frets with no wear

As always, see the complete rundown of specs & condition in the attached sheet.  Why don’t other dealers take the time to prepare such a detailed overview?

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2016 LSL “Superstrat” – PrimeGuitars Design!

Ever since my days of youth, the Super Strat has been near & dear to my heart.  I used to own Tony MacAlpine’s (he was my teacher before he was famous….I was the worst player in the history of mankind.  He had a room with pics of stars…he used to put his fingers over the ears of Randy Rhodes when I tried to play that stuff).  Anyway…I’ve had tons including 6 of the $25k Fender EVH creations.

One day I got to thinking…wait just a darn minute.  Most of the products on the markets are nothing more than partscasters.  Lance at LSL hand makes everything.  He cuts & shapes his bodies and necks.  LSL winds their own pickups.  The guitars are consistently fantastic and affordable.  Why don’t I work with LSL on a much needed Superstrat!?

So the concept took root…and here we have 1-of-2 that are the prototypes for this offering.  All I can say is Freaking WOW…honeslty this has the bottom end that ALWAYS used to lack in other guitars. The mids are FULL.  The intonation makes chords sound like walls of tone.  I am not exaggerating when I tell you this is the finest Super Strat I’ve ever played.

This Custom, named XTC, features:

  • Ash Body
  • Floyd Rose Trem
  • Maple Neck
  • 1-5/8 Width
  • Heavy Frets
  • 12″ Radius
  • Gotoh Tuners
  • Hardshell Case G&G
  • Hand wound pickups.
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2016 LSL “Superstrat” – BLOWOUT PRICE

BLOWOUT PRICE!  LSL CUT ME OFF AS A DEALER SO WE ARE BLOWING OUT OUR REMAINING STOCK OF LSLs!

Ever since my days of youth, the Super Strat has been near & dear to my heart.  I used to own Tony MacAlpine’s (he was my teacher before he was famous….I was the worst player in the history of mankind.  He had a room with pics of stars…he used to put his fingers over the ears of Randy Rhodes when I tried to play that stuff).  Anyway…I’ve had tons including 6 of the $25k Fender EVH creations.

One day I got to thinking…wait just a darn minute.  Most of the products on the markets are nothing more than partscasters.  Lance at LSL hand makes everything.  He cuts & shapes his bodies and necks.  LSL winds their own pickups.  The guitars are consistently fantastic and affordable.  Why don’t I work with LSL on a much needed Superstrat!?

So the concept took root…and here we have 1-of-2 that are the prototypes for this offering.  All I can say is Freaking WOW…honeslty this has the bottom end that ALWAYS used to lack in other guitars. The mids are FULL.  The intonation makes chords sound like walls of tone.  I am not exaggerating when I tell you this is the finest Super Strat I’ve ever played.

This Custom, named XTC, features:

  • ALDER Body (note SPEC SHEET INCORRECT ON THIS ONE)
  • Floyd Rose Trem
  • Maple Neck
  • 1-5/8 Width
  • Heavy Frets
  • 12″ Radius
  • Just 7lb-13oz
  • Gotoh Tuners
  • Hardshell Case G&G
  • Hand wound pickups.
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2015 James Tyler Studio Elite SE – Burning Water

2015 James Tyler “Studio Elite HD” in stunning Burning Water 2k (Semi-Gloss).  This nonsmoking instrument is in mint condition and could pass as new.  Save some serious dough.

This Studio Elite HD features:

  • Quartersawn Maple Neck
  • 7lb-10oz
  • Form Fit G&G Case
  • Build Sheet
  • Solid ALDER Body
  • Midboost
  • JTS55 Hot Laura Neck & Middle Pickups
  • Tyler Shark Bridge Pickup
  • Midboost
  • Standard ’59 Neck .845 -975″
  • 12″ Radius
  • 1-5/8″ Nut Width
  • Heavy Frets .09 x .055
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2016 Ronin Morningstar : BRAND NEW Authorized Dealer

The Morningstar is an extremely limited production run featuring:

2016 Ronin Morningstar!  The latest creation featuring proprietary single foil pickups that will redefine what you consider world class. This extremely limited production run features:

  • Master Grade Salvaged Redwood
  • Hand carved body & neck
  • Quarter-Sawn 1-piece Roasted Maple Neck
  • 1952 Sprague JAN .01 NOS Cap
  • “Resonance” Switch
  • Just 8lbs
  • 1.6875″ Nut
  • C Profile .89-.95 Profile
  • 9.5″ Radius
  • Stratofoil Pickups w/ Bridge Boost
  • Med/Jumbo Stewmac 154 Frets
  • Reunion Blues Case
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2016 Ronin Morningstar: Brand New Authorized Dealer

Brand New 2016 Ronin Morningstar in custom Aged Charcoal Frost!  The Morningstar is an extremely limited production run featuring:

  • Master Grade Salvaged Redwood
  • Hand carved body & neck
  • Quarter-Sawn 1-piece Roasted Maple Neck
  • 1952 Sprague JAN .01 NOS Cap
  • “Resonance” Switch
  • Just 7lb-80z
  • 1.6875″ Nut
  • C .89-.95 Profile
  • 9.5″ Radius
  • Stratofoil Pickups w/ Bridge Boost
  • Med/Jumbo Stewmac 154 Frets
  • Hardshell Case.
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2016 Ronin Morningstar: Brand New AUTHORIZED DEALER

Brand New RONIN MORNINGSTAR in a custom color AGED 2-TONE GOLDBURST!  Think of a traditional sunburst but with a subtle gold sparkle undercoat that darkens to the sides.  VERY stunning look that will appeal to both vintage and modern finish fans.

The Morningstar is an extremely limited production run featuring:

  • Master Grade Salvaged Redwood
  • Hand carved body & neck
  • Quarter-Sawn 1-piece Roasted Maple Neck
  • 1952 Sprague JAN .01 NOS Cap
  • “Resonance” Switch
  • Just 7lb-80z
  • 1.6875″ Nut with Heavy Edge Roll (feels smaller)
  • Soft C .89-.95 Profile
  • 9.5″ Radius
  • Stratofoil Pickups w/ Bridge Boost
  • Med/Jumbo Stewmac 154 Frets
  • Hardshell Case.
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2016 Ronin Morningstar – BRAND NEW: Authorized Dealer

2016 Ronin Morningstar is the newest hot design from Izzy & John (and Jack….nobody ever recognizes the guy behind the scenes…hi Jack).

Years of R&D went into winding a proprietary set of foil pickups that redefines what a single coil should sound like.  Stars like Keith Urban, John Shanks, Tim Pierce all selected Ronins because they have a unique sustain & clarity not found in any guitars past or present.

The Morningstar is an extremely limited production run featuring:

  • Master Grade Salvaged Redwood
  • Hand carved body & neck
  • Quarter-Sawn 1-piece Roasted Maple Neck
  • 1952 Sprague JAN .01 NOS Cap
  • “Resonance” Switch
  • Just 7lb-70z
  • 1.6875″ Nut
  • Soft V-C .88-.93 Profile
  • 9.5″ Radius
  • Stratofoil Pickups w/ Bridge Boost
  • Med/Jumbo Stewmac 154 Frets
  • Hardshell Case.
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2014 Gibson Custom Shop ’59 LPRI

Hand Selected (Orignally By Dave’s Guitar Shop) because it resembled one of the bursts in the Beauty of the Burst Book.  This one has it all.  Aniline Dye.  Hide Glue.  Light Weight at a perfect 8lb-8oz.  YES it has the Tags and CERTIFICATE.  It has the pickguard in case (and the extra control cavity cover).  Original Hard Case too.

The pickups are Custom Buckers (original of course).  It is from a nonsmoking environment and was lovingly cared for by one of my best clients.

They say the best Gibsons come without the guards installed.  This one has a top that is stunning while not looking like an Easter Egg (as Mike Stevens would say).  I have a world of respect for Dave’s Guitars…if they say it’s a good one that’s good enough for me.

 

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New Orleans VOODOO CUSTOM

The underdog of the boutique guitar world…New Orleans Guitars.  Why do people spend so much more for guitars that can’t touch a New Orleans.  Hand carved by one man. Hand selected premium woods.  Hand carved tops.  Wood bindings.  Light weight.  Amazing clarity and tone.  People fall over themselves to acquire guitars that are plasticized wall ornaments when they could just get the real magilla.

This Voodoo Custom is in Excellent Nonsmoking condition with it’s original hardshell form fit case.  Just 8lb-4oz.  A premium Curly Redwood Top (Carved) and contoured Ash body.  5-Piece Maple/Mahogany Neck with what I believe is a Rosewood Board (could be Ebony).  Dimarzio pickups specially selected to complement these guitars.

If you have been around the block, stop banging your head against the same old walls….the depreciation has already been taken by the person who purchased it new.  You really have very little to lose while stepping UP in guitar.

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1954 Gibson Les Paul Junior – Vintage w Orig Case

1954 Gibson Les Paul Junior – Vintage w Orig Case

What he have here is….just a 1954 Gibson Les Paul Junior!  yes it is a vintage not reissue for those who feel the need to clarify (like those people who raised their hands in 5th grade …and the teacher said there are no dumb questions…but then they ask what time the 12 o’clock recess is…and you all at that moment realize there ARE dumb questions….

Ok so this piece is a great player’s condition instrument.  Here are the important points:

  1.  It does NOT have a headstock repair.
  2. It HAS been refinished
  3. The pickup IS original
  4. Tuners are REPLACEMENTS (Orig in case)
  5. Case is ORIGINAL but sides chipped off in many areas.
  6. Frets ARE original
  7. There is checking under the overspray & some chips on the guitar finish.
  8. Bridge appears original
  9. YES there is the piece of tape in the control cavity.

Great guitar that really screams.  I purchased it as ‘all original’ but had an expert opine and thus you save some money while getting a fantastic instrument.  I have lots of pictures.  I’m not wanting to get nitpicked about whether the screws are in the right original holes so the guitar is sold ‘as is’.  Happy to answer any questions to the best of my knowledge.  I’d say grab this for the price of a broken headstocked repaired one..and enjoy.

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2014 Suhr Classic Antique

2014 Suhr Classic Antique featuring an Alder body & Roasted Maple Neck.  Weighing just 7lb-6oz this nonsmoking instrument was lovingly cared for.  The guitar was custom ordered with a Reunion Leather & Canvas bag which will accompany it during shipping.  Other specs include an Even C .84-.92″ Neck & comp0und 9-12″ Radius.    The Nut is 1.65″ and there is an Indian RW board.

This Suhr features light factory aging.  I can not find any ‘nonfactory’ aging on it but have graded it as Excellent just to be conservative.   There are 3 ML Standard Pickups and Suhr Locking Tuners.  Heavy frets and a trem.

Here is your chance to grab a great clean instrument at a fraction of its price new.

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Three Monkeys Sock Monkey Head & 1-12″ Cab

Three Monkeys Sock Monkey Head & 1-12″ Cab

Three Monkeys “Sock Monkey” head and 1-12″ Combo. Comes with a Celestion G12M Speaker.

This amp is very clean and comes from a nonsmoking environment.  It works as it should and the tubes appear to be almost new condition.  Save some serious dough on a classic amp.

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Jason Z Schroeder – “Copper Chopper”

Custom 1-off “Copper Chopper” by Jason Z Schroeder.  Note, this is not a PBG instrument but rather one crafted by the man himself..further….it’s a custom order 1-off!  This guitar weighs in at just 7lb-12oz.  The carved maple top is a hall-of-fame-quality!  The Body & Neck are Black Limba.  Lollar pickups.  BRAZILIAN Board.  12″ Radius, 1-11/16″ Nut & a 24.75″ Scale.   Perfect .87-.95″ C Profile too.

Jason’s hardware is finally getting the recognition it deserves.  Jasons builds, in my opinion, have always been undervalued.  Tonally this will rival guitars costing 2X as much.  Used these are great values.  How many times do you find a guitar that looks great, has a perfect weight, has top quality components AND tonally has a 3D overtone going?  Oh and YES it comes with the original Ameritage case.

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Ronin – Betty – Brand New!

2016 Ronin Betty – Just in and BRAND NEW!   This model speaks tele but the SOGR (Old Growth Redwood) & Roasted Maple neck offer you oh so much more.  Add a proprietary foil pickup in the neck and you have the most unique sounding Tele you’ve encountered.  The neck pickup almost sounds like the bridge pickup of a great guitar.  Blended  the tone is like 2 instruments at once.

This piece weighs in at just 6lb-9oz.  The neck has a 1-11/16″ width, 9.5″ Radius with hand rolled edges that are comfortable and smooth to the touch.  The neck profile is a Soft V-to-C that is my personal favorite.  The finish is a nitro aged butterscotch with a touch more yellow than most.  You won’t mistake this for your typical Tele.  And when you hear it you will be convinced to cull your herd be cause all the others are mere duplicates by comparison.

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Ronin Mirari – Aged Gold – Brand New

A crowd pleaser for sure…we have another Ronin Mirari in Aged Gold.  This finish has flown off the shelves in past builds….and with good reason.  The thin nitro really gives this an ‘under the bed’ vintage feel.  The specs are very carefully selected to match the needs of most players.  You will find a familiar ‘LP style’ .89-.94 C neck carve that is hand crafted.  You have a 12″ Radius and 22 Wide/High Frets that are smooth and easy to play.  The width is 1-11/16″ and of course this is a 25.5″ Scale.

The body is the typical selection of SOGR which is Ronin code for Old Growth Redwood.  Tonally I find it to be what  maple/mahogany WISHES it sounded like but with more resonance and sustain because of how light it is.  The Foilbuckers are not just built…they were specifically designed through a zillion takes to compliment the woods. These are not just visually foils…they are 100% through and through modern foil pickups the likes of which you’ve never heard before (unless you have a Ronin).

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