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Jet Earlewood – Rosewood NECK

Just 7lbs-9oz with a custom hard form fit case. Mahogany body/quilt maple top. ROSEWOOD NECK…the WHOLE NECK. Compound radius and 25″ Scale with 2 frets. Heavy frets and a nice PRS-type neck profile Comes with the Certificate of Authenticity. See all the specs/condition in the PICTURES>

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JJ Helms Bass

JJ Helms Bass

Just a WOW bass that was custom made for a client. Kent Armstrong Pickups. Aguilar 3-band Eq. VERY clean and nonsmoking. 34″ Scale. Birdseye Maple Board!. Just 7lbs-15oz.  Comes with original soft gig bag.  Nonsmoking and ready to play with very little wear at all.

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Ian Anderson SPEEDMASTER – Exc Condition

Sick of run of the mill PRS’s that are dipped in plastic and sound of mass production?…you’re ready to step up to a hand carved Ian Anderson Speedster.  This is an impossibly rare model (only a few on the planet) that features Honduran Mahogany & Flamed Maple.  25.5″ Scale keeps the snap a’comin   1-11/16″  Ian Anderson’s own hand wound PAF type clear pickups that won’t overpower the situation.

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Ian Anderson Standard – Exc Condition

Hand carved from Mahogany & Flame Maple. Lollar Low Wind PAF-like pickups.  Brazilian Rosewood Board.  Just 8lb-2oz.  This Tele-Paul style brings clarity with boom at a price you’d pay for a stamped out bolt-on.  Is it a LP?…no…not boomy in the bottom end.  This guitar has a fat full bottom and mid and nice clear highs.  It sits together in the mix and holds its place.  It FEELS like a guitar should with a nice thin nitro finish.  Neck profile just a tad shallower than a ’59 burst…but not thin and NO not a ’60 (that’s always the trick question).  These are impossible to find new (good luck ordering one) or used.  This nonsmoking instrument is available but won’t last.

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2010 Nik Huber Krautster

2010 Nik Huber Krautster weighing in at just 7lb-5oz.  Just a pleasure tonally and ergonomically.  25″ Scale with a heavily flamed maple neck and rosewood board.  Mahogany body & Haussel Coil Splittable Pickup stack up to provide you a guitar that you can take from Tele to LP land and everything in between.  Snap Growl & Pop on this baby with ease.  Stop buying guitars that are re-runs of what you already have….step out of the box and try something different!

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2013 Harden Belmont – Excellent “+” Cond

Harden Engineering hand crafted Belmont featuring a classic mahogany slab body and neck.  Weighing in at an enviable 6lb-3oz the guitar is balanced standing or sitting.  At first glance one would think ‘jazz’ because of the neck-only pickup….but you and your sniffer are wrong again….the Foil pickup has clarity like nothing you’ve heard (unless you have other foils).  It sounds like a bridge pickup in some settings and a neck in others…not sure HOW they do it but they DO IT.  This guitar is blowout priced and will be additive to your collection….why grab another T or S when you can have DIFFERENT and AFFORDABLE while getting hand craftsmanship?…do I need to wave the flag and whistle the Star Spangled Banner?

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GVCG Telecaster Serial #1 – Birdseye Maple Neck

Serial Number 1 of the GVCG Branded Guitars! An even 7lbs with an Ash Body & Maple Neck. Lollar Pickups and a nice soft V type neck. Extremely resonant is the way I’d describe this one! 9.5 radius makes it modern player friendly. See the spec/condition sheet in the pictures for more details. I am so happy these are GVCG Branded.

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Guilford Atlas Tenon Plus PROTOTYPE #1

7lbs-7oz of prototype madness! So many switches you’ll think it’s a BC Rich but alas I digress. Nice satin finish maple neck that vibrates when you strum the strings. Very fast playing guitar. Lots of tones especially with the mid boost. Case is a heavy duty form fit flight case. Nonsmoking and excellent condition (see the pics for a spec/condition sheet).

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GUILD Brian May Signature 1990s

Excellent Condition with a couple of surface dings that keep it from being mint. 7lb-05oz and the original case (yes the bar is in the case). Nonsmoking and light use.

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Don Grosh NOS Maple Top – BRAND NEW! Turquoise

NEW MODEL designed by ME…yeah…so there! Swamp Ash Body w/ Quilted Maple Top! 1 Piece Maple Neck! Medium Frets on a 1.625 width neck! SSH Config w/ Gotoh 510 Tem. Mid-7lbs! Comes with a free Gosh plain white guard for those who say ‘ahhh i’d grab it but hate the flip flop guard’…so THERE! I thought of EVERYTHING! See pics for a spec condition sheet with all the stuff you wants to know! Yeah I designed these! Yup! THREE in stock! See the others and beg for one from your mothers

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Don Grosh NOS Maple Top – BRAND NEW! TIGER EYE

NEW MODEL designed by ME…yeah…so there! Swamp Ash Body w/ Quilted Maple Top! 1 Piece Maple Neck! Medium Frets on a 1.625 width neck! SSH Config w/ Gotoh 510 Tem. Mid-7lbs! Comes with a free Gosh plain white guard for those who say ‘ahhh i’d grab it but hate the flip flop guard’…so THERE! I thought of EVERYTHING! See pics for a spec condition sheet with all the stuff you wants to know! Yeah I designed these! Yup! THREE in stock! See the others and beg for one from your mothers.  UPDATE:  Just noticed there are 2 hairline surface scratches on the guitar front.  Visible if you look very closely.  I’ve discounted it dramatically to reflect this. 

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Don Grosh NOS Maple Top – BRAND NEW! BLACK BURST

NEW MODEL designed by ME…yeah…so there! Swamp Ash Body w/ Quilted Maple Top! 1 Piece Maple Neck! Medium Frets on a 1.625 width neck! SSH Config w/ Gotoh 510 Tem. Mid-7lbs! Comes with a free Gosh plain white guard for those who say ‘ahhh i’d grab it but hate the flip flop guard’…so THERE! I thought of EVERYTHING! See pics for a spec condition sheet with all the stuff you wants to know! Yeah I designed these! Yup! THREE in stock! See the others and beg for one from your mothers

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1969 Gibson ES-335 TD VG+/Exc-

1969 Gibson ES-335 TD in VG+/Exc- Condition.  Sold recently by Chicago Music Exchange & contains their certification.  VERY clean example with no breaks/no structural repairs and original frets with no wear.  The bridge is a replacement but aside from that the guitar is straight and includes the original case.   Fading and some finish checking are present as well as some surface dings.  Just 7lb-13oz.  Spend less than a cheapo reissue and get a classic.

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1954 Gibson Les Paul Jr – Exc “-“

1954 Gibson Les Paul Jr – Exc “-“

Clean ’54 LP Jr with Original Gator Case.  Exc “-” Condition with some checking and a few small nicks.  Extremely clean and a tone that has some snap and mids.  The bottom is extremely tight and not floppy.  I searched for a very clean example for my inventory and THIS is that (you English majors just cringed….that was my attempt to mess w you…weaken your resolve).

Almost no fret wear (just a slight touch of surface flattening in the lower frets).   Original finish.  Original Pickup & Electronics.  NO structural repairs (i.e. no headstock repairs).  The only change is the tuners are modern (originals included).  The only other notable item is that the case is missing the edge with the clasps.

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2011 Gibson Explorer – Exc “+”

2011 Gibson USA Explorer in extremely clean condition.  A classic that pushes amps like they are meant to be pushed…naturally.  This Explorer only weights 7lb-14oz and comes with the original hard case & warranty card & tag.  Nonsmoking.  Just one surface indent (not into the wood) on the side).  See all the specs in the …yup…Spec Sheet (see red lettering below the details in the listing).

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Galloup Reserve BRAZILIAN

Bryan Galloup RESERVE Master Grade Hybrid in Old Growth BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD BACK AND SIDES!  Custom CALTON case.  1.75″ Width and 25.5″ Scale.  Open Waverly Tuners.   Measurements are approximately 11-1/8″ on the Upper Bout & 15-5/8″ on the Lower Bout. The neck meets the body at the 14th fret

Just a slight touch of cowboy chord surface indentations (not grooves…very slight wear) on the frets in the first positions. The guitar has an almost impossible to find surface crack.  It looks like the grain and most would not even find it.  I’ve heavily discounted this instrument to account for the imperfection.  The tone? ….just WOW.  This is over $10k new.  The woods are thin and the guitar vibrates with a passion.

Lush overtones and edible notes.  It loves to be fingerpicked or strummed.  If I could play acoustic I’d keep it for myself.

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GADOW – Custom Bird – BRAND NEW!

Acquired in a dealer-to-dealer trade! This previously unsold guitar is ‘new’ except I’m not an Authorized Dealer. Save some dough. Just 7lbs-13oz. Mahogany & Flame Maple. Custom Gadow Pickups. Top notch components. Just 7lbs-13oz of hand crafted greatness.  Mahogany & Flame Maple Top with 25″ Scale.  1-11/16″ Width, Ebony Board and a 12 Radius.  Beautiful C neck carve that is slimmer than a ’59 LP and more like a generous Fender.  Custom wound Gadow pickups that sound clear and have a nice midrange.  No wear. Original Form Fit Case. See all the specs/condition in the pictures!

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Friedman Pink Taco Head & 1-12″ Cab – Exc Condition

Friedman Pink Taco Head & 1-12″ Cab – Exc Condition

Friedman Pink Taco head & 1-12 closed back cab.  Cab has the coveted Celestion Creamback 16ohm speaker.  Amp is nonsmoking and works as it should with no repairs or mods.  Nonsmoking.  Save some bucks on a lightly used clean-to-growl machine.

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Forshage Orion – Mint “-” Condition

The market for ergonomic guitars has matured since the days of Klein.  Today, buyers have so many excellent choices.  A name that has established itself as a leader is Forshage.  Hand created, fresh look, craftsmanship, tone and playability.  For starters, the neck profile on this Orion is quite similar to a Gibson ’59 LP (most ergo guitars have tiny necks).  Second the semi-hollow nature allows the guitar to have warmth often lacking in this category.  Lastly, the guitar doesn’t ‘notch out’ when bending notes like you so often find in the lesser headless category.  See all the details in the Spec Sheet (see the red box in the listing).

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Fibenare Erotic Dalmat : Brand New!

Fibenare Guitars are hand crafted in Hungary using the finest old-world craftsmanship and top quality materials available. I am consistently blown away with how these have the growl of a Les Paul without the bulk.  They also have amazing playability.  Lastly, you can also dial in the Fendery tones as easily as the Gibson.  The neck has a beautiful satin finish.  The pickups are hand wound and have an open airy tone that naturally pushes an amp.  Discover for yourself a guitar that isn’t just a copy of something but rather a fresh product that is additive to any collection

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Fender Custom Shop Thinline Tele NOS – Exc Condition

Extremely clean 2005 Fender CS Thinline Tele NOS with Original Hard Case, Cert & Case Candy.  For those who insist on weighting thinlines this one is 6 lbs-4oz (I’m sure that’s 1 oz too heavy so move along).  Hard to find any player wear on this except for the slightest touch on the lower frets that you can see when you hold to the light.  Not grooves but slight wear.  See the rest of the specs if you click that little red ‘Spec Sheet’ icon under the description…it’s there…paid a lot to get it there…don’t be giving me the ‘I don’t see it’.

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2011 Fender Custom Shop “Pro Classic Closet Strat” 100 Yr Old PINE Body

Another rarity in stock!  Made from 100 year old PINE this 2011 Fender Custom Shop Strat has beautiful not e roundness and smoothness.  Nothing glassy here.  Quarter Sawn Maple Neck with 6100 Frets and a C Profile.  9.5 Radius and 1-5/8″ Width.  Rosewood board to further complement the body wood.  Just 7lbs-2oz!  Comes with Original Hard Case, Certificate of Authenticity & Case Candy.   Just a couple of minor extremely small surface dings keep this from being Mint.  See all the details in our proprietary Spec/Condition Sheet (that other dealers are too lazy to prepare).

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2009 Fender Custom Shop ‘Custom Deluxe Strat’ – Excellent Nonsmoking Condition

2009 Fender Custom Shop “Custom Deluxe Strat” in Excellent Condition.  Rosewood board lovers snag this beauty with modern 9.5 radius and a nice C neck profile.  Of course it has the Original Hard Case & Certificate of Authenticity.  A few very tiny wear spots outlined in the Spec sheet (see it in red?….look for it and click).

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Fender Custom Shop ’58 Strat Relic Ltd Ed – Candy Apple Red 1-of-30

Extremely rare 2010 Limited Edition (1-of-30) Fender Custom Shop ’58 Strat Relic in Candy Apple Red.  This guitar features a NITRO finish.  This Strat comes with the original hard case, Certificate of Authenticity & Tags.  Abi Pickups! No fret wear.  9.5 Radius and a nice C neck profile.  The only wear you’ll find is the simulated stuff. Nonsmoking environment and lovingly pre-owned.

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Fender Custom Shop John Page 1995 ’54 Strat BIRDSEYE

John Page era Fender Custom Shop ’54 Strat in Excellent Condition with Cert & Original Case.  You can see the spec sheet that this has a soft V and 9.5 radius.  1-5/8″ Width and a Swamp Ash body.  Very light wear and nonsmoking.  Very rare piece LOADED with birdseye on the maple neck.

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