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Trainwreck Liverpool 18w – NOS Tubes & Upgrade Cab

Trainwreck Liverpool 18w – NOS Tubes & Upgrade Cab

GENUINE Trainwreck JM Creation.  This handwired head is a special edition LOW WATTAGE Liverpool that puts out a very usable 18w.  It features builder selected NOS Tubes and a custom Exotic Wood Cab.   1-Owner, nonsmoking and works perfectly.

This Wreck is NOT a clone.  IT is a genuine Trainwreck product.  There is something about a genuine Trainwreck that clones/replica/recreations can’t touch.  They have note bloom like nothing you have ever experienced.  They clean up with a simple rolldown of your guitar’s volume knob.  This LOVES Single Coils & Hums.  It is responsive to new and old speakers.

This EL84 version, the Liverpool, walks the line between a EL34 Wreck and the chimier EL84 Rocket.  This has all the girth and spit with nice chime when you dial back the guitar volume.  The EL34 has a very thick clean tone and less top end when overdriven.  This is the PERFECT balance.

Toss out what you thought you knew about amps….a Trainwreck is THE standard for a reason.

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2017 Glendale Retro Blackguard : Just 6lb-08oz

2017 Glendale Telecaster “Retro Blackguard” in Near Mint condition.  This is a 1-owner piece hand selected at Charlies Guitars a few months ago then traded to me.  It was ungigged and lived in a nonsmoking environment.   It comes complete with it’s original thermometer case & Certificate.

This instrument features a 1-piece Sugar Pine body and a 1-piece Hard Rock Maple Neck.  Together, it weights JUST 6lb-08oz.  You will just LOVE the soft-V-to-C profile neck and the factory aging to make it play smoothly and quickly without sticking or that annoying ‘do I take the finish off myself’ nagging question.

The pickups are the 1949 set.  They are amazingly open and allow the inherent warmth of the guitar to come through. This is not a harsh tele.  Very snappy with a clear warm bottom end.  Maybe it’ss the Nitro finish?….maybe it’s the Paper-in-oil tone cap?  Whatever it is you will absolutely fall in love with it.  The original owner picked it over everything in the store….and he has a hoard of teles …what’s that tell you.

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2017 Gibson Custom Shop LES PAUL Painted Over Ltd Edition: 7lb-14oz

2017 Gibson Custom Shop LES PAUL Painted Over Series.  Mint “-” Condition with Original Brown Aged Case, Cert & Case Candy/Tags.  This is a 1-owner piece traded in from a non-gigging, nonsmoking home player.  Just a few hours on it.

This was HAND selected because it weighs only 7lb-14oz.  There is no fretwear and I can’t finds anything that appears to be ‘user’ related wear….just the factory aging…and can I just say this aging is as good as the Murphy aging.  Fantastic.  Wonderful piece.  PICKUPS HAVE BEEN UPGRADED TO LOLLAR IMPERIAL: SORRY ORIGINALS NOT INCLUDED (Didn’t receive them).

You can find all the Specs & Detailed Condition if you look at the pictures (see the attached sheet).

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McKay Explorer Replica – Just 7lb-13oz

Ken McKay “G” Explorer!  Old Growth KORINA and hand bench-made craftsmanship.  You will be hard-pressed to find any Explorer of this quality and tone for this price.  I have had a LOT of korina guitars.  Most have a scooped tone…very few have the magical Midrange bump…THIS guitar has it.  The instrument sounds thick and fat like Missisippi Queen or your favorite classic rock. Nothing sounds like a great Explorer…they have that tightness that a LP can lack.  They have the fullness that nothing else can bring.  They also retain the high end that the other slab guitars often lose.

This piece weights just 7lb-13oz.  It has typical “G” specs including 1-11/16″ Width & 12″ Radius.  The frets are in near perfect shape with no grooves or noticeable wear.  The neck is a wonderful “C” profile typical of a Gibson.  The measurements are .91″ – .91″.   Very slight factory aging plus a touch of user imparted light surface wear.   Comes with a mean and tough original hardshell case.

You can see all the Specs & Detailed Condition on my SHEET in the PICTURES.

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Friedman PHIL X – 100w Sig Head

Friedman PHIL X – 100w Sig Head

FRIEDMAN Phil X 100w Signature Head.  In Excellent Nonsmoking Condition.  Comes with footswitch AND YES IT COMES WITH THE POWER CORD.

Fantastic clean condition. I can find one or two tiny little things but it looks and smells like something you would bring home from the store.  One owner.  Nice thing about MY store is it’s internet only….so it doesn’t sit here for everybody to try.

I have to say this is THE most flexible head I’ve played.  You can literally dial in vintage to modern.  I A/B/C/D’d it vs everything from my ’67 Marshall through my Bogner Twin Jet.  Not as brutal and modern as the Bogner….BUT…it virtually nails the old Marshall through Silver Jubilee and more.  I freaking love this.  It plays so well with vintage cabs like my ’68 Marshall Cab w old Celestions.  It also LOVED my Diezel front-load cab with modern Celestions.  2-12 or 4-12 no worries.

New these are a lot more.  Grab one with a tiny bit of touching for a LOT of dead Presidents less.

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Fender Super Champ – EV EDITION Ltd Production – RIVERA Era

Fender Super Champ – EV EDITION Ltd Production – RIVERA Era

WOWZA….impossibly rare amp here!  Got this from one of my best friends who hunts down the unobtanium.   FENDER Rivera Era SUPER CHAMP….this is an extremely limited edition EV Series with a custom EV speaker!    You love a champ…cool…you need a super champ,…I get it….You love Rivera era…you should…..OH you like ev’s…then you NEED this.  It doesn’t fart out or sizzle out due to speaker fatigue.  This amp has a LOT of gain on tap and the speaker can handle it….thus the series.

I have to say it is hard to find an amp of any size that can go from Fender sparkling clean to midrangey gain to searing gain back to on-the-verge overdrive.  Just a LOT of amp.  Totally a desert island amp for most people. AND it’s built to stand the test of time.  It is like a cynderblock!

Works as it should with no issues.  Clean and from nonsmoking environment.  Comes ONLY WITH WHAT YOU SEE HERE.

Sorry no trades.

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Hysteria Dharium Custom 2018 NAMM – Trussart KILLER

You like Trussarts?….well step aside James T because there is a better alternative available….less expensive….top quality parts….hand crafted…..sound better…play better….and UNIQUE looking.

Enter HYSTERIA GUITARS.  Master crafted from top grade Aluminum.  Look at the craftsmanship and artistry….see those KNOBS & SWITCHES…no off the shelf Chinese plastic crap……pickups?…Lollar Raw Power.  Tuners…Hipshot Locking.   Weight?….just 8lb-4oz….yup….the perfect storm.

Neck is a wonderful Maple w Rosewood Board & 1.64″ Width. 25.5″ Scale and 12″ Radius.  The “C” Profile Neck is .895″-.98″.  Custom bridge and unique styling make this a MUST have for anyone who wants to make a statement.

Playability is fantastic.  Just easy and fun.  The neck vibrates and the notes ring long and fat. Just a wonderful organic tone full of air and fatness.  Why mess around with stamped out junk when you can get something unique and handcrafted that has world class tone?

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PRS McCarty Brazilian RW / Korina Ltd Edition 6lb-12oz

Extremely Limited Edition PRS McCarty with a BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD Board.  Korina Body & Neck too!  Because of the rare wood used, this model was specifically labeled (see back of headstock) as for sale in U.S. Only.   This is as close to a ’50s V/Explorer tone as you will get for under $2k….or even $5k.

SUPER light weight at just 6lb-12oz.

SUPER Clean:  See pictures for complete Spec & Condition Rundown

Original Hardshell Case Included

PRS McCarty Pickups

BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD BOARD

No fretwear

Almost no wear except super light ‘only noticeable in the light’ type contact & 1 “=” sized surface ding into clear not into wood.  I try to give you all the info you need to make an informed confident decision.

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2015 Collings 360 ST Ash – Near Mint Condition

Collings 360 ST Ash with a 1-piece Carved Top Ash Body, FLAME Maple Neck & Rosewood Board.  TRULY the LP Lover’s Strat!  1-Owner Near Mint Condition from a Nonsmoking Environment.  Comes complete with Unsigned Warranty Card & Americage Custom Hardshell Case.

This guitar weighs just 7lb-7oz and features a set neck design. It is 100% Stock so you can find all the specs on the Collings Site (OR LOOK AT MY PICTURES FOR A SPEC/CONDITION SHEET).

FYI the guitar’s neck has a nice “C” profile with a depth of .86″ – .935″.  Hard to find any wear on this but I graded conservatively.

Get a fantastic guitar and save via the ‘buyer’s remorse’ discount.

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2017 Gibson Custom Shop AGED SG Pehlam Blue LTD ED (of 25)

2017 Gibson Custom Shop SG LTD Aged Pehlam Blue Edition!  Extremely small run (25 total) done by the Custom Shop.  Factory Aged.  Probably the best playing Gibson I’ve had in years.  I would keep this if I gigged.  SUPER easy to play and man does it ring and resonate in my hands.  The tones out of this are downright addicting. You can get close to the Tele snap and all the way up to the dark singing neck if you want.  Handles vintage and modern amps equally well (i tried it through our library of amps including Vintage High Powered Twin Tweed. 61 AC15, ’67 Plexi, 66 Deluxe and Bogner Uber…oh yeah 72 Hiwatt Combo.   LOVES them.  LOVES my Klon, TS808, Cornishes and Binson.   I was so happy playing it that I put it though my Axe FX and MAN it drove that so well.  Really pushes it without overpowering or creating that piezo effect you hear from so many guitars.

You can find all the details and specs in the PICTURES where I have a SPEC/CONDITION sheet.  BUT I know you’re anxious for meat so eat, eat my litte lion….:

  • 2017 Gibson Custom Shop Ltd Edition (of 25)
  • 1 owner – Nonsmoking Environment
  • Cert/Tags/Unsigned Warranty Card
  • Original Hardshell Case
  • Weight:  just 7lb-2oz
  • Factory Light Aging
  • NO MODS OR REPAIRS
  • NO Fretwear.
  • Hard to find a user-made flaw on this.
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Don Grosh FULL HOLLOW Set Neck w SPRUCE Top & BRAZ Board !

CUSTOM 1-OFF ALERT!  Completely HOLLOW Grosh Set Neck.  Hand Carved Spruce Top!  1 Piece Mahogany Back!  BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD BOARD.

These guitars are the top of the Grosh food chain.  Don himself creates them and an order will take over a year.  New they cost mid-$6ks.  No two are alike.  Having sold dozens of these I can confidently say they represent the BEST value in the used guitar market.  Custom YES…someone’s moronic interpretation of beauty?….NO….so capitalize on a guitar built for somone one custom order…someone who spared no expense and got the finest of everything Don could offer….NOT take about 1/2 off…see my point here….OH and it’s near mint..nonsmoking..no issues.

These pieces sound so full and clear with nice organic tones.  You can dig in or strum lightly. VERY responsive.  Aren’t you tired of sifting through mass produced guitars and hoping they sound good?  This DOES.

YOU CAN SEE COMPLETE SPECS IN THE PICTURES where I include a detailed SPEC/CONDITION SHEET.  But as a teaser…

  • COMPLETELY HOLLOW
  • Medium/Large Roundback Neck:  .85″ – .95″
  • Grosh Humbuckers:  ’65”
  • 3 Way :  No coil splitting
  • Tone Pros Bridge
  • Certificate of Authenticity, CITIES
  • Original Hardshell Form Fit Case
  • 6150 Frets Medium
  • BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD BOARD
  • Kluson Deluxe Tuners
  • 12 Radius
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Don Grosh Set Neck BRAZ BOARD : 6lb-12oz

Hall-of-Fame QUILT on this hand crafted Don Grosh Set Neck.  YES it has a BRAZILIAN BOARD & CITIES PAPERWORK.  These guitars are the top of the Grosh food chain.  Don himself creates them and an order will take over a year.  New they cost mid-$6ks.  No two are alike.  Having sold dozens of these I can confidently say they represent the BEST value in the used guitar market.  Custom YES…someone’s moronic interpretation of beauty?….NO….so capitalize on a guitar built for somone one custom order…someone who spared no expense and got the finest of everything Don could offer….NOT take about 1/2 off…see my point here….OH and it’s near mint..nonsmoking..no issues.

These pieces sound so full and clear with nice organic tones.  You can dig in or strum lightly. VERY responsive.  Aren’t you tired of sifting through mass produced guitars and hoping they sound good?  This DOES.

YOU CAN SEE COMPLETE SPECS IN THE PICTURES where I include a detailed SPEC/CONDITION SHEET.  But as a teaser…

  • Weight:  6lb-12oz (Yes it’s chambered)
  • Large Roundback Neck:  .88″ – .98″
  • Fralin Humbuckers:  8k Neck  &  9k Bridge
  • 3 Way :  No coil splitting
  • Tone Pros Bridge
  • Certificate of Authenticity, CITIES & Warranty Card Included
  • Original Hardshell Form Fit Case
  • 6150 Frets
  • BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD BOARD
  • Kluson Deluxe Tuners
  • 12 Radius
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Rick Kelly KORINA TELE – Old Growth 50s Korina from Gibson Stash

WOW Guitar Alert!  This one could be the Tele-of-The-Year!  Hall-of-Fame quality Resonance on this instrument.  Just 6lb-10oz.  THE STORY is the guitar was made from a stash of 50s Korina that Rick sourced from Gibson.  I can’t verify but what I can verify is this is the best sounding Korina Guitar I’ve had.  Notes jump off and it has the growl you need in korina.

Did I mention it has a 1-piece body…finding this quality and size korina these days is next to impossible.  Aged woods? Forget it.   The neck is a 1-piece large maple neck with a Maple Board….AND…no cap…meaning it’s all 1 PIECE OF WOOD (no skunk stripe either).  1-11/16″ Width and Medium Frets.  25.5″ Scale and 9.5″ Radius.  The prior owner believed the pickups are Duncan Antiquities….I am not certain and won’t promise…and no I’m not dissecting the guitar to find out.  Glendale T Bridge (the best).

Just a COOL piece.  LOVES my amps.  LOVES pedals.  I just want to keep it but it’s your turn to have a great guitar.  I have so many.

SEE THE PICTURES FOR A COMPLETE SPEC & CONDITION SHEET 

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2018 Gibson Custom Shop LP ’58RI Murphy Painted WILDWOOD Ltd Ed

LOOK at the woods on this guitar!  Do you think Wildwood Guitars would have anything be the best come through as a custom run?  Do you think Tom Murphy would put his name on crappy guitars?  This one is an extremely Limited Edition Gibson Custom Shop 58RI Les Paul.  Tom Murphy painted this one.  The included Certificate of Authenticity indicates Tom’s involvement.   You can instantly see that the color on this Les Paul is much more robust, rich and high end than run of the mill pieces you’ve seen.

This guitar features a wonderful ‘almost ’59’ profile with a .91″ – 1.00″ depth.  The pickups are custom wound Wildwood Custom Humbuckers.  The guitar comes (of course) with its original brown form fit case.  It is from a 1-owner, nonsmoking environment.  There are no stories, repairs or mods associated with this piece.  It comes wtih the Cert & Tags.

The weight is a wonderful 8-3/4 pounds. There is no fretwear.  I can’t find any dings or wear on it.  Pretty much what you would expect if you grabbed a guitar off a rack.  Save a LOT vs. new and avoid chasing some salesperson who will treat you like he is doing you a favor by speaking with you.

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JET Caldera – Exc Nonsmoking Condition

Handmade JET Caldera guitar in EXCELLENT Nonsmoking Condition.  Every ergonoic detail of this instrument has been painstakingly engineered into a traditional format.  The result is a functionally unequalled piece of musical genius.

The carved quilted maple top has a classy elegant light finish that allows the guitar to demonstrate quality without it being an ‘Easter Egg”.  The finish is a dark blackish-purple.  The Neck is 3-piece Flame Maple with an Ebony board.  25″ Scale, 12″ Radius, Grover Tuners, 1-11/16″ Width.  WOOD Pickup Rings.   The weight is a perfect 8lb-01oz.

Jet Guitars are coveted by those in the know.  NEW these cost almost twice as much as I’m asking.  You can see I carry clean well described gear.

SEE THE PICTURES FOR MY SPEC/CONDITION SHEET with all the details. Don’t you wish other dealers would take the time and energy to prepare something this extensive?  REVOLT! 

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SCALA Classic Custom VENT TOP w SOLID Bolivian RW Neck & BRAZ RW Board

Scala Guitars are about the most happening brand of boutique instruments.  They come up for sale…they sell….simple.  THIS is an ULTRA COOL piece LOADED with features.

First off check out the solid 1-Piece BOLIVIAN ROSEWOOD NECK!   The Fretboard is BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD!  Not impressed?  Consider it has a 1-piece HONDURAN (this is the good stuff you can’t get anymore) Mahogany Body.  OH, how about a HAND CARVED KOA TOP.   To top it off, this is chambered and features Scala’s coveted “Vent Top’.  If you look at the guitar straight down (like you’re playing standing up) you can literally see little vents on the side where the top meets the body.

The neck profile is a PERFECT Medium “C” that measures .86″ – .91″.  The guitar features a gun oil finish that makes it feel like satin.  NO thick tone sucking coatings for this guitar.  OH did I mention the body is outlined with hand inlaid HERRINBONE?

Still want more…you get it….the guitar weighs just 6lb-12oz.  OH, it has the original Certificate of Authenticity.  The pickups are Lollar P90s.  You can see all the rest of the specs in the PICTURES.  I outline the CONDITION TOO.

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2018 Gibson Custom Les Paul ’59RI Ltd Ed BRAZILIAN BOARD CME Version VOS

2018 Gibson Custom Shop ’59RI LP CME (Chicago Music Exchange) Limited Edition BRAZILIAN BOARD VOS.   WOW…that’s a MOUTHFUL….but THIS IS AN EARFUL of instrument.  MAN what a huge difference these 2018s are from prior production runs.  The quality oozes and the tone jumps out at you.

The weight is a PERFECT 8lb-7oz!

This is a 1-owner, babied guitar from a nonsmoking home environment. It was owned for a few weeks before the owner encountered unexpected financial obligations.  It comes complete with the Certificate of Authenticity and Tags.  Beautiful top that I purposely photograph as straight on as possible to give you as conservative a view as possible.  Ever wonder why most flames vanish..it’s because the pictures are taken at unrealistic angles to make the nonexistent flame pop.

YOU CAN SEE ALL THE SPECS & CONDITION in the PICTURES WHERE I HAVE A SPEC/CONDITION SHEET

Here are a summary of details because we know you lust for facts:

  • 2018 Gibson Custom Shop
  • Certificate of Authenticity & Tags Included
  • Original Hard Case Included (Brown…why do people even ask this)
  • Weight:  8lb-7oz
  • BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD BOARD
  • VOS light factory aging
  • No Fretwear
  • No mods or repairs2018 G
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2018 James TYLER – Studio Elite HD Barn Finish

Like New 2018 JAMES TYLER Studio Elite HD in super unique Barn Finish.  This nonsmoking 1-owner instrument is rare because it has an Indian Rosewood Board (most I’ve seen are Maple).  LOADED with features and oozing with vibe.  This one resonates in my hand like a tuning fork.

YOU CAN SEE ALL THE SPECS & DETAILED CONDITION IN MY “SPEC SHEET” LOCATED IN THE PICTURES.

Below is a summary of the features:

  • 2018 Model Year
  • Solid SWAMP ASH body
  • Weight:  Just 7lb-9oz
  • Matching Headstock
  • MIDBOOST
  • LOGO Form Fit Original Hardshell Case
  • Neck:  Std ’59 Profile C  .845″ – .975″
  • Neck Wood:  Quartersawn Maple
  • Fretboard: Indian Rosewood
  • Certificate of Authenticity in case (TREM BAR TOO)
  • JTS 5500 Single Coils & SUPER Bridge Pickup
  • .110 x .055″ Frets (Heavy)
  • 1-5/8″ Neck
  • Hipshot Locking Tuners
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James Tyler BURNING WATER – Near Mint w Midboost

2012 James Tyler BURNING WATER in Mint “-” Condition with Original Hardshell Form Fit Case.  This piece comes from a nonsmoking environment and literally smells new.  

Prices on Tylers have skyrocketed.  Grab this clean guitar for a LOT off retail.   If you see the pictures you will find a complete SPEC & CONDITION SHEET.   Below are just some of the details:

  • SOLID Alder Body
  • Quartersawn Maple Neck :  1-Piece
  • Weight:  7lb-7oz
  • Spec Sheet & Tools Included (YES TREM BAR TOO)
  • Midboost
  • 1-5/8″ Width
  • Heavy .110 x .055″ Frets
  • Compound 9.5″ – 12″ Radius
  • C  “Thin ’59” Neck .825″-.95″
  • JST2500 Single Coil PUs & a SUPER in the bridge

AMAZING instrument with tonal variations galore!

QUESTIONS:  EMAIL  jim@primeguitars.com

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Germino Club 40 w Master Vol

Germino Club 40 w Master Vol

Germino Club 40 head with MASTER VOL (on back of head).  Excellent non-smoking condition.  AMAZING Marshall Tones without the flub or mystery fizz.  Greg Germino really figured out how to get the best Marshall tone while improving upon the flaws.  I have played this through both my vintage Marshall 4-12 and modern Cabs.  I have to say it adapts amazingly to speakers, cabs, guitars and even cables.

You can spend $2500 new for this or grab mine that is in Excellent condition…save some dough…and use the savings to tube it up with NOS glass…or buy some fancy cables….or just run out to Five Guys and treat the entire place to burgers.\  Whatever you do…just get this amp because you won’t find a bigger M-style bang for buck at this price point.

Works as it should with no repairs.  Happy to answer questions but I’d prefer not to be asked to compare this to every amp on the planet…nor will I measure the thickness of the glass on every tube…nor will I do torque tests on each knob to ensure they are consistent to turn

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Chad UNDERWOOD Tele

Early Chad Underwood TELE with an F-Headstock (shhhhh).  These guitars are the earliest bespoke replicas and they have stood the test of time.  The early ones are the ones that made folks like Paul Reed Smith select them as personal guitars.

The Specs & Condition are outlined in my Sheet (See 3rd Picture)…but I know you’re anxious to learn so here you go:

  • Rosewood
  • 9.5 Radius & 1.64″ Width
  • C-profile Neck:  .85″-.96″
  • Factory Aged
  • Pickups:  Budz
  • 6lb-15oz
  • F-headstock (Logo blurred in pics)
  • Original Hardshell Case
  • Celebrity name ONLY disclosed to buyer (and not before out of respect).  I have not priced this higher for the provenance therefore do not consider it a factor in the sale.
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Chad UNDERWOOD Strat

Early Chad Underwood STRAT with an F-Headstock (shhhhh).  These guitars are the earliest bespoke replicas and they have stood the test of time.  The early ones are the ones that made folks like Paul Reed Smith select them as personal guitars.

The Specs & Condition are outlined in my Sheet (See 3rd Picture)…but I know you’re anxious to learn so here you go:

  • Maple Board
  • 9.5 Radius & 1.64″ Width
  • VERY SOFT V-profile Neck:  .90″-.98″
  • Factory Aged
  • Neck PU: Briggs
  • Middle & Bridge PU: Chapin Custom
  • 7lb-12oz
  • Trem Bar in Case
  • Original Hardshell Case
  • Celebrity name ONLY disclosed to buyer (and not before out of respect).  I have not priced this higher for the provenance therefore do not consider it a factor in the sale.
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Chad UNDERWOOD Strat – Celeb Owned

Early Chad Underwood STRAT with an F-Headstock (shhhhh).  These guitars are the earliest bespoke replicas and they have stood the test of time.  This particular one was Chad’s personal guitar and he sold it to a celebrity with a resume longer than your screen can display; while I do not have provenance of Chad’s ownership, I can tell you it is probably the nicest Underwood I’ve played.

The Specs & Condition are outlined in my Sheet (See 3rd Picture)…but I know you’re anxious to learn so here you go:

  • Ash Body
  • Rosewood Board
  • 9.5 Radius & 1.66″ Width
  • V-profile Neck:  .88″-.96″
  • Factory Aged
  • FRALIN Pickups
  • F-Headstock Logo (I blurred it out in the pictures)
  • 7lb-8oz
  • Trem Bar in Case
  • Original Soft Rectangular Padded Case
  • Celebrity name ONLY disclosed to buyer (and not before out of respect).  I have not priced this higher for the provenance therefore do not consider it a factor in the sale.
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CALLAHAM Telecaster

Impossibly Rare Alert:  CALLAHAM Tele!   This guitar is impossible to find.  Even more amazing is that it has a BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD BOARD.  The body is ALDER and the Neck is a perfect ’58 V-to-C measuring a wonderful .86″-.96″.  NOT a bat.  Just enough meat to help the notes ring out. The color is a Candy Apple Red that has naturally faded over the years.

The Callaham (Lindy Fralin custom) pickups are extremely open sounding in this guitar.  This is NOT a dark, muddy tele.  This does Rock-to-Country perfectly.  Obviously you can dial back the tone knob to get all the Jazz warmth you desire.

This instrument weighs in at just 7-11oz which for a Callaham is featherweight….remember these were made back before every ‘low rent hobbyist’ was asking for weights of pickup screws.   Michael Stevens (Co-Founder of the Fender CS) told me the BEST sounding F-style guitars are mid-weight.   Here you have one!…and he wasn’t joking.

There is some wear on this piece….consider it “naturally relic’d”.   PLEASE SEE 3rd PICTURE FOR A COMPLETE SPEC & CONDITION SHEET.

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2018 Holloway Tele Custom : HALL-OF-FAME WOODS from Larry Wysocki Library

HALL-OF-FAME Wood Alert!  You litereally may never find woods this exotic again.  This is a Prototype 1-off guitar hand created as a “statement piece” to represent Bryan Holloway’s entrance into the Boutique Guitar scene.  Consider this:

  • ALL WOODS FROM THE LARRY WYSOCKI WOOD LIBRARY
  • 1-PIece BURLED REDWOOD TOP & BACK w a Swamp Ash 1-Piece Center.
  • 1-Piece EXOTIC BIRDSEYE MAPLE NECK & BOARD.
  • Custom wound ROLPH PICKUPS.
  • NITRO FINISH.
  • 5lb-14oz of Chambered Amazingness.
  • Double Bound Body (Top & Back)
  • “C” Profile .815″ – .95″ Exotic Neck.
  • One of best fretjobs I have ever encountered.  When they say Smooth As Glass…they meant THIS guitar.
  • Medium/Jumbo Frets
  • 1.65″ Width
  • 25.5″ Scale & 22 Frets with a 9.5 Radius
  • Gotoh Tuners
  • Gotoh Tele Bridge w Brass Saddles
  • CTS 250k Volume Pot & CTS No Load Tone &  .022 Tone Cap
  • Original Hardshell Case (Thermometer Style)

So let’s get down to it…Builder’s name is Bryan Holloway.  For years Bryan has been a major player & builder.  Brian works with a major guitar builder and focuses on custom builds for celebs and demanding private clients.  His skills have been fine tuned through a friendship & apprenticeship with Larry Wysocki who is one of the most highly regarded builders in the world (Jon Herington of Steely Dan & Steve Kimock of Ratdog to name a few).  To set the stage, imagine this…Larry Wysocki is THE industry go-to guy when it comes to woods.  Larry has been doing this for 50-years and has the most sought after timber in the world.  Larry’s guitars are $8k+ and rarely available on the open market.

I can tell you that I carry the best handmade boutique guitars currently made.  This is in the upper echelon of anything I’ve had.  Imagine PLAYING a Bentley automobile.  It is beautiful, tastefully elegant but underneath it’s a performance vehicle.  You will have a nearly impossible time finding any guitar that is louder or more resonant unplugged.  This instrument is alive.  You will not likely EVER AGAIN find a Birdseye Maple Neck/Board this figured.  The Redwood…typically only found on $10k Guitars (see the current Suhr stamped out offerings for proof).

If you’re a collector, player or investor, this PROTOTYPE is one you want to grab. There won’t be another!~

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