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DeTemple ’56 Strat – Rare Sunburst

Just 7lbs-7oz with titanium trem and back plate. 1-11/16 w/ 9.5 radius. Custom “Light Sunburst” finish. These all sound different….I’ve had almost 40 and can help you select the right one for you…my clients rarely sell theirs because we try to get it right the first time. Custom made guitars are not guaranteed to sound right to you.

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CP Thornton Blues Queen Pro Semi

Carved top & Back! Sexy neck joint! Just 7lb-3oz. Original Form Fit Hard Case. Nonsmoking. Nice familiar comfortable Fenderesque neck profile. Just an amazing clear tone that doesn’t sound like a Gibson cardboard box. See all the specs & condition in the pictures

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Comins Lyrist – Carved Top Flame

WOW guitar alert! Peter Florance Voodoo ’59 Pickups (my favorites), Hand Carved Top. Resonant and clear tonally. A true instrument. Think of a Les Paul without the mud and without the harsh high end. See the spec/condition sheet in the pictures. Why buy new when you can get this mint nonsmoking ungigged one and save some dough

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Collings CL Custom 1-Off Single Pickup

I just LOVE this Collings! Only 7lbs-8oz! Totally 100% Custom with 1 Lollar pickup (non-coil split). Carved Top.  Flame Top.  Be the stud in your hood.  Custom knob placement. Ameritage Case. See the pictures where I place my spec/condition sheet (so you don’t have to send one word emails like “weight”. Or “wood”.

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Chapman Grande Stick 12-String w/ EMGs

Chapman Grande Stick 12-String w/ EMGs

Just back from factory setup ($499 cost….ouch)…..as good as it gets!   Chapman Grand Stick 12-String with EMGs and Original Hard Case.  Early serial number #1408.  Does NOT have Midi option.  Clean and nonsmoking.  Works as it should.

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BOLIN Classic Hollow Carved Top & Back 1-Off

RARE Bolin Classic Hollow that is chambered and just 7lbs-2oz! Top AND Back are carved! Honduran Mahogany Body & Neck! Western Flame Maple Top! Custom BOLIN pickups! 25″ Scale & 1-11/16″ Nut. This has no fret wear but some faint lacquer checking. Also a ding/scratch on top with associated ‘broken glass’ lacquer checking. Not horrible but it’s there. I grade this as Excellent “-” because of the scratch/checking….otherwise it would be Exc +. See the pictures for a spec/condition sheet with all the details.

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2010 Mike Stevens (founded Fender® CS) Neo Classic

My favorite guitars? Mike Stevens, Mike Detemple & Johan Gustavsson. Why? They just achieve an extra level of 3D tone that you just don’t find. Craftsmanship that is a cut above even the finest….think Bentley. Mike’s Neo Classic is an 8lb-5oz Mahogany & Flame Maple masterpiece. Beautifully balanced to be comfortable sitting or standing. 1.70″ Nut width gives you just a touch more string spacing without feeling foreign. Beautiful bindings hand done. Carved top done by hand. Hand carved C profile neck. Florance Voodoo ’59 Pickups that provide under wound clarity able to play well with any amp. I use them in my own personal Mike Stevens guitar. Color was originally a brighter pink. Mike’s natural stains fade with time and this is a nice brownish maroon now. 3+ year wait for a new one.

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William Jeffrey Jones Daemon Sassefrax (?)

Hand crafted William Jeffrey Jones Rock & Blues machine. Just 5lbs-14oz with a solid Sassafrass Body. Cherry Neck & 25.5″ Scale with 1-11/16″ widh & heavy frets. East indian rosewood board. P90s ready to do Tele® to Jr. See all the specs/condition in the pictures….you won’t look…then you’ll call and ask me all the questions then say you didn’t see it then act surprised when I point it out….save us both the embarrassment…..

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2011 Jack BRIGGS Artisan Apollo RESERVE

Top of the line in every way. The woods are exhibit quality. Spanish Cedar & Claro Walnut body that is highly figured. The neck is Madagascar Rosewood that is beautiful to view and soft satin feeling to the touch. African Blackwood board. Hand carved body & neck. Wood pickup rings. Tom Short Tombucker pickups. 24.75″ Scale and medium frets. Nice V profile that is soft enough to please all. See all the specs/condition in the pictures where I demonstrate the time I put into each instrument that crosses my path

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Caretaker Les Paul replica

1-of-3 rumored to be produced. Made by a mysterious lad nicknamed “Caretaker”. Hand crafted and carved top & neck. Just 8lb-7oz with an enormous neck the largest I’ve encountered. Wolfetone pickups. Some simulated wear. Sounds like a beast! LP lovers should scoop this rare beast up!

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Lieber Spellbinder

Piano-like tone Hall-of-Fame award. WOW…if you play complicated music and need every note to sound full and clear then you have found THE guitar. I’ve never experienced anything like it. Notes are just so beautiful you think it can’t come from a guitar. No rattles no white noise. Maybe it’s the quarter-sawn spruce wings on the solid maple core body? Maybe it’s the quarter sawn maple neck? Perhaps it’s the ebony board or 6–08 weight? Potentially the Custom SBG Armstrong pickups? Most likely, it’s the luthier who nailed it on this. Nailed it. Don’t waste this puppy on a Bogner…..even though I play one…it’s too beautiful sounding.

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2012 Aristides 010 Aluminum

Aluminum should have 2 L’s..just saying. I sold this one new when I was an authorized dealer then took it back in trade. Imagine that….love the dealers who pander for sales then say ‘maaaaannnnn I got billllllsssss” when you want to trade. Ok enough I digress. COOL Arium Body covered in Alumimum! Jumbo frets & 1.65″ Width. 10-14 Radius with 25.5 Scale & C profile. Ebony board. Duncan pickups. Just 8lb-5oz. Custom heavily padded case & tools come with the package. Save THOUSANDS vs. a new one!

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Canton Holdsworth Signature Model

Just WOW…Flame top, flame back, flame neck! 4+ Year wait. This one off will not last. Hard to obtain all the specs but I am trying. See all that I have in the pictures where you will find a beautifully crafted sheet!

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1993 Fender® Custom Shop 1-off Endorsee Guitar made by Larry Brooks

OK call this a Masterbuilt because Larry Brooks made this in 1993 for an Artist Endorsee – Harry Cody of Shotgun Messiah. Strat® body & Tele® neck. Scalloped board! Factory locking tuners. 1-11/16 width & 12″ Radius. Pickups were selected by Harry and they are Texas specials. Some light wear but overall Excellent Condition. Harry darkened the board with charcoal for effect. Guitar comes with a letter from Harry describing the guitar and build. A WOW for any Fender® enthusiast!

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BC Kingston Fusion

This is a truly world-class instrument. Hand-carved top and back, hand-cut maple and ebony purfling and bindings, beautiful Mother of Pearl inlays, gorgeous hand-picked selection of the finest tonewoods, extraordinary fit and finish, awesome tone…… Lindy Fralin humbuckers .The Fusion is Brian Kingston’s take on this venerable guitar. To find more tone he has replaced the plywood top, back and sides of the 335 with solid select tonewoods. The Fusion’s mahogany neck, sides, kerfing, centerblock and fully carved back form a homogenous unit that really warms the tone and feeds the sustain. When the bite of the fully carved European Curly Maple top is coupled with the clarity, articulation and punch of the custom-wound Lindy Fralin humbuckers and added to the equation the result is that the Fusion is capable of almost pure acoustic sounds right up through those big, fat, creamy Duane Allman tones. A 2-way adjustable truss rod is flanked on each side by carbon fiber rods that extend from the peghead all the way past the neck joint to the 21st fret. This increases neck stiffness and sustain while adding little extra weight and eliminating the possibility of dead spots.

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2014 McKay Duo Flo

4-ply laminated maple body constructed by hand using old world techniques. Old growth mahogany neck. Beautifully crafted bindings. Under 7 pounds. A neck that is virtually dead on a ’59 Les Paul in contour. This guitar just feels and looks like an expensive instrument….and it was purchased new then traded…home use for a couple of hours….so you save the freight (so to speak) of purchasing it new. See the 6th picture for a complete detailed overview of the specs and condition

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2003 Guild® 50th Anniversary D55 Brazilian RW Proto NAMM

2003 Guild® 50th Anniversary D55 Brazilian RW Proto NAMM

Just a WOW Guitar! 2003 Guild® D55 ’50th Anniversary’. This is the PROTOTYPE #1 & the NAMM Guitar! Near Mint condition w/ Original Case! Brazilian Rosewood! Adirondack Spruce Top. 1-of-50! Can’t do much better than this huh. No fret wear. No dings. Nonsmoking. A collector’s dream.

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1960 Tony zemaitis Acoustic

Genuine Authenticated Tony Zemaitis Acoustic from c. 1960. This is one of the earliest known examples of Tony’s work! Comes with an article from the Zemaitis Club magazine as well as authentication from several sources! It plays fantastic & the tone is genuine Z amazing! You won’t worry about using this one. This guitar is players grade. It appears to have been refinished. It has several repaired body cracks. The top has repaired cracks. IT was likely refretted. Save tens of thousands on this guitar and actually feel great about using it! Grab a legendary piece for less than the price of a stamped out piece of laminated plywood.

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Trailer Trash 18″ x 16″ with Padded Bag

Trailer Trash 18″ x 16″ with Padded Bag

Trailer Trash board with Voodoo Labs power supply and padded bag! Comes with a lot of George L’s patch cables too! Nonsmoking and lovingly cared for.

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Trailer Trash 30″ by 18″

Trailer Trash 30″ by 18″

Trailer Trash Board with a padded bag, upgraded power cable, two pedals and two pedal power supplies! Also has a lot of George L’s cables. You can always grab a new top from Trailer Trash (like $25) and be all set. This one glows. Grab it and get a package deal!

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Klon Gold KLON Centaur #2454

Klon Gold KLON Centaur #2454

Rare Original Gold Centaur version Klon serial #2454. These are highly sought after for a reason…..nothing is a Klon…NOTHING is an EARLY GOLD klon.

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Xits X50 Head & Cab

Xits X50 Head & Cab

Rare Xits X50 Head & Cab. Head has loop and 2 channels. Not ear-splitting. Very 3D and notes bloom like you dream of. Custom matching 2-12 cab with speakers to compliment the head. The only issue is the rolex on the head and cab is coming unglued in sections so it appears as though the fabric is bubbling or raising. I want to be full disclosure…so save money on an amp others would charge you a “kings ransom” for (don’t you hate when dealers use that term. I do.

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Xits X10 yes another!

Xits X10 yes another!

I love Xits amps! I have an X50 coming….somebody sell me a piper 30! I stock them because I want to have selection unlike those other guys who have things on their site that sold back when I was in 3rd grade….still on the site…’ahhh just sold dude (they respond in like 3 weeks). All our inventory is in stock and I personally return all emails in a shockingly quick manner (often without manners)

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1959 Fender® VINTAGE (not reissue) 59 Bassman® BUGS HENDERSON Owned

1959 Fender® VINTAGE (not reissue) 59 Bassman® BUGS HENDERSON Owned

Owned By BLUES LEGEND BUGS HENDERSON! Documented inside amp. Retweed and looks like speakers were replaced. Original transformers and original cab. This amp sounds SO perfect. Best balance of kids and that little percussive chimey high-end…mmmm. Runs like a Champ® and sounds strong. I have all the pics for you picture collectors…you know who you are…ask for pics and never respond..LOL…it’s ok…we love sending them!

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2012 Mooresound 50w Marshallesque HEAD

2012 Mooresound 50w Marshallesque HEAD

This is the amp that everyone was raving about! See youtube vids and find out for yourself. Save serious money on a near mint nonsmoking home use only amp! Why buy new?

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