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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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DeTemple Tele

This “tele of the year’ candidate has a fullness & warmth that just makes your amp pop. Nice midrangey bump while retaining the signature DeTemple 3D chime. Notes just stay put and vibrate. This is one of those guitars I’d recommend to someone who asks “what’s the best Tele you have in stock ‘. See the pictures for a spec/condition sheet with all the details.

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DeTemple ’52 Tele – Rare White-Burst

They all sound different….this one? BIG sounding….loud and clear with luscious overtones. Call me or email me…let’s find the right DeTemple for you! Yes they all sound good but some are better for YOU.

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DeTemple ’56 Strat 2005 Trans-Butterscotch

2005 “All Mikey DeTemple made” early Strat. Extremely Flamey Neck! Great weight. Tone has that balance of warmth and highs that I find most appealing. They all sound different so speak to an expert who has more in stock than most have ever seen…plus I”ve sold 3 dozen + in my days. If you are interested in specs please refer to the pictures where I have a sheet with all the details

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DeTemple ’56 Strat Trans-White

Just 7lbs-5oz and loaded with titanium. Custom color that is like a blonde-burst. 1-11/16 Nut w/ 9.5 Radius. I’ve sold more DTs than anyone but Mikey D himself. I have had 3 dozen. THEY ALL SOUND DIFFERENT. Why order one and pay full boat….wait then get what you get. I can get you one tomorrow that you can see and have a sense of tone. I’ve been through this with dozens of clients….why don’t you see theirs for sale but you see other peoples? See the pictures for a spec/condition sheet.

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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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