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2013 Gilyaron “LP” Singlecut Burst

Ahh the joys of owning a LP….you covet them….you LUST for that FAT tone that recreates the tones of the guitar gods.  You go through scores of Gibsons….like a bad Match.com adventure…you scroll through hundreds then thousands of LPs looking for JUST that one….you pull the trigger and BANGO picked off…’airbrushed’ photo…thick finishes….thin harsh tone…of course you talk yourself into thinking ‘man this is great’ but in the back of your mind you kknow….shhh…we know you know…and we know….so no need to take that point further.

THEN, one day you hear about Gil Yaron…bespoke…shhhh don’t tell anyone but there is this guy….a luthier…who has select woods and hand crafts LPs the old school way.  Hand carved tops.  Hand applied nitro.  Hand wound custom pickups.  Hand carved necks.  Brazilian boards.  THIN THIN nitro.  Then you see youtube videos and posts on Instagram of people with their Gilyarons…and you wonder wherefor to acquire such a piece.  THEN you learn they are no longer produced….and you scour Reverb…but they won’t allow them.

But PrimeGuitars is the Apex of Bespoke Gear….we find them…we stock them…we provide you real perspective and CHOICES so that your investment yields the tone you desire.  We take TRADE-INS and we accurately describe the condition of our gear.

Consider this 2013 Yaron.  Just 7lb-14oz.  C-profile typical ’59 LP Neck with measurements of .89″-.97″.   The cherry burst is STRIKING on this one.  This piece has some surface dings but is otherwise NOT factory aged.

If you’re serious about acquiring the best LP let’s chat.  If you’re not…then go grab a wannaburst.

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Ruokangas UNICORN Classic – WOW Carribean Blue-Burst Nitro Finish

I always search for Ruokangas Guitars.  As a former authorized dealer I can attest to the quality, playability and tone.  I was one of the first dealers in the world to stock Unicorns when they came onto the scene after years of painstaking research by Juha to capture the best of the ’59 Burst while adding modern features that take the platform up a notch from current production instruments.  These guitars are in the top tier of modern instruments.  People who have worked with PrimeGuitars over the past 13 years know us for consultative sales and honest feedback.  These guitars ARE top tier.  CLARITY and STRING-TO-STRING DEFINITION.  A piece that vibrates in your hand.  THIN nitro finishes.  Unique colors.  The use of Cedar (others are just catching on the Cedar vs. Mahogany).

Why did we stop carrying them new?….simple…in the US they are super expensive new.  People just had trouble ponying up for these instruments.  In Europe, they are considered amongst the top of the food chain.

Solution?….I continue to stock them USED because they represent about the best value one could attain in the boutique marketplace.

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Here is a summary of specs for those too excited to click the sheet:

  • Highly Figured Arctic Birch Top over Spanish Cedar Body
  • Spanish Cedar Neck
  • Indian Rosewood Board
  • Just 8lb-13oz (SOLID)
  • Unicorn Custom Pickups (think PAF)
  • LONG TENON
  • Nitro Finish
  • Tone Pros Tune-O-Matic
  • BIG C Neck :  .85″ – .91″
  • 1-11/16″ Nut
  • 12″ Radius

 

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2010 Gilyaron LP – Premium Top & Reclaimed Wood

Impossibly rare Gilyaron LP from 2010 when these were at their peak!  Upgraded Top!  Reclaimed Woods.  Just 8lbs on the button. Nonsmoking environment.  Un-aged with just a touch of wear in a couple of spots.  This has a BALANCED tone….VERY large sounding instrument with a nice tight full bass AND mids while the highs come through without being piercing and unpleasant.

I’ve had many Yarons and this ranks up there amongst the best.  Just look at the top on this one!  I took pictures outside because when I take them inside people always write ‘outside pics”…I think they are asking me to post them…..so I send them but never hear back…maybe ‘outside pics’ is code for “My name is Vaneeshia and I will vanish the second I send you off to do a task I don’t really care about”…..so now I’m sure I’ll get “inside pics” as a question.

 

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1970s FOXX Tone Machine – Blue Label

1970s FOXX Tone Machine – Blue Label

Rare 1970s FOXX Tone Machine.  This is super clean and sounds THICK and FUZZZZZZZY.   If you collect or play pedals THIS is additive to what you already have experienced.  New stuff just sounds thin inn comparison.

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1980c Gibson Les Paul HERITAGE 80 Standard

Circa 1980 GIBSON Les Paul Heritage 80 Standard.  These guitars have stood the test of time with players and collectors alike because tonally little else compares.  These guitars are characteristically FAT sounding lush Les Pauls.  The tone nails all those classic rock riffs you have in your head.  The notes are SO full and maybe it’s the Shaw pickups?…maybe it’s the fact that these tend to be a little bit heavier?….maybe it’s the good Mahogany used back in the day?…..not certain but all I know is I just LOVE the tone on this.  PLay it next to a modern LP (and boy I sure did vs. several) and you will hear it for yourself.  New guitars sound like toys vs. this one.

You can see all the specs & a detailed condition report in the 3rd Picture.  Overall the guitar has a very light weight for one of these.  The guitar has wear thoughout but nothing (in my opinion) that is terrible.  It just looks and feels used and naturally relic’d.    Price-wise these guitars are true bargains.   Get a collectible classic that has world class tone for the price of a junky modern guitar…no brainer.  I look for value in the market and that’s why I selected this piece.

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Detemple Strat (Early period when Mike himself made them all)

HALL-OF-FAME TONE ALERT.  I have had 50+ Detemples…when I tell you one sounds amazing then one should listen up…THIS sounds amazing.  It sounds BIG…BIG like a set of steer horns on a Caddy in TX big…..BIG.  EVERY NOTE is BIG and fat.  Story goes like this…years ago I got this in.  A local customer inquired and told me he’d buy it if it sounded better than his boutique strat.  This was up for the challenge…not only did it beat the incumbant, the buyer ended up acquiring several other Detemples from me as a result.

Years later, this piece emerges virtually unused since it was acquired.  It weights in at just 7-00 which is about as light as I’ve seen a Detemple.  It is loaded with Titanium saddles and a Titanium Trem Block.  JUST LOOK at the 1-piece Ash body.  Have to drool over the 1-piece flame maple neck.

You can see all the specs & condition in the 3rd picture.  But specs are just specs….REALITY IS what no spec can define.  THIS guitar belongs with someone who always wanted a FAT SUSTAINING LUSH sounding Strat.  Is that you?…or do you want thin ice picky and pencil dick notes (LOL).

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2010 PRS McCarty 53/10 Ltd Ed 1-of-25 with PRIVATE STOCK TOP

Just in from a collection…2010 PRS McCarty Ltd Edition 1-of-25 53/10 Private Stock Top McCarty.  This was a run of guitars that featured PERUVIAN Mahogany Necks along with PRIVATE STOCK tops.  The 53/10 Pickups featured NOS wire.  The finish was a super thin V12.  These were scooped up because they were basically 1/2 the price of a Private Stock.

This piece comes with the hang tag, unsigned warranty card, stickers and Original Hardshell ‘paisley” material case.  It weights just 7lb-06oz.  Very hard to find any wear on this piece.  It is super clean and even smells new.   Tonally, this is THE PRS to consider because the tone is FAT and THICK.  It sounded equally impressive through vintage Fenders and modern amps too.

SEE COMPLETE SPECS & CONDITION IN THE 3rd PICTURE

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Hahn 229 Strat – Custom Built for ME

Custom 1-off Hahn 229 Strat that was made for ME back in 2010.  Just an amazing instrument that rings and sustains like few I’ve had in the store.  This one was a great story.  I waited a long time for this…it arrived on a day when I had a customer in….the customer was trying strats.  Well one look at this and the customer said ‘hey can I check that out”….well the rest was history.  He HAD to have it…I mean HAD to.  So I sold it to him for what I paid…and he kept it virtually unplayed all this time.  When it was time for him to move it along I jumped at the chance to grab it back.

It resided in a nonsmoking home environment and was never gigged.  YES it has the Original Hardshell Case.  YES it has the Certificate of Authenticity & Build/Spec Sheet.

You can see all the specs and condition in the 3rd picture…but I know you won’t look so here is a summary.

Summary of Specs :  See 3rd Picture for Complete Rundown:

  • ALDER Body
  • 1-Piece Maple Nec
  • 6105 Frets
  • Fralin Vintage hot Pickups
  • Callaham Bridge
  • NITRO finishg
  • Stainless Steel Neck Plate
  • Soft V Neck Profile
  • CTS Pots
  • 1.67″ Nut Width (measured w calipers)
  • Compound Radius
  • Soft V Neck Profile
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Detemple Tele : MY PERSONAL GUITAR

Most people know that PrimeGuitars is a web based store specializing in the hardest to find boutique guitars/amps.  Been in business 11 years.  Sold over 50 Detemples and 50 D’Pergos.   I am pretty confident that I know a great guitar.

This 2007 Detemple was MY personal tele for many many years.  I only had ONE tele and THIS was it.  I could have kept anything that passed through my store.  Why this one?    For me this particular tele had something that none of the others did.  Overtones combines with a plunkiness (think like a kick drum in a guitar note) that I just found so intoxicating.   Each note just punches through the amp then rings on.  This is not an overpowering guitar.  It is not nasty ‘nail spitting’ raspy.  It is musical and beautiful.   It PUSHES effects perfectly but does not in and of itself rasp out your tone.

The instrument has lived in a nonsmoking home studio for its entire life.  That being said, it has wear on it.  Definitely natural relic.  It is at the point where it is COOL and not overdone…and what I like is it isn’t just one nick that destroys perfection. It is honest loving wear that is on the guitar.

YOU CAN SEE A COMPLETE RUNDOWN OF SPECS & CONDITION IN THE 3RD PICTURE.

Of course this comes with the original case.  The neck is a WONDERFUL soft V and man I just love it.  The notes just vibrate on Detemples and this is no exception.   Also, this is a pretty unique trans-white.  I happen to LOVE the color.  Also, the neck is probably the flamiest I’ve seen on a detemple.  This is truly a special piece.

I have priced it extremely fairly given the wear. 

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PALIR Shipwreck: 2016 NAMM

If you pay close attention to the boutique guitar market you will notice a trend.  One builder is being copied…not for their whacky design…not for their overpriced gear….because they got some washed up “celeb” to take a free one…no…PALIR Guitars is being copied because of their FINISHES….look around you.  Every builder will tell you that the Tele shape is HOT right now…but PALIR has found a way to reinvent the FINISH of electric guitars.  Look around and you will see Palir did it and now others are trying to capture the vibe…unsuccessfully I might add.

I always try to scoop up NAMM instruments from any builder…ESPECIALLY small guys who are starting out…why?…because they put their souls into these pieces hoping to attract attention amongst a crowded field.  Now that Palir has established a foothold in the market their pieces like this are scooped up as they hit stores.

Think about this…handcrafted unique guitar that sells for MUCH less than stamped out plastic crap from other guys.  This was Palir’s 2016 NAMM specimen.  IT remains in EXCELLENT NONSMOKING condition with it’s LOGO Original Hardshell Case.  Just LOOK at the finish on this.  I have to say this is one of the finest playing Teles I’ve had in the store.  The neck is AWESOME..nice C measuring .885″ – .955″.   Porter 9T Pickups.   Emerson Electronics.  Heavy 6105 Frets.

YOU CAN SEE A COMPLETE RUNDOWN OF SPECS & CONDITION IN THE 3RD PICTURE.

This weights just 7lb-02oz.  It has a 1-piece Swamp Ash Body and 1-Piece ROASTED Maple Neck.  10″ Radius.  Of course it comes with its Certificate of Authenticity.
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2016 TRAINWRECK Express w NOS Tubes & Cover/Manual

2016 TRAINWRECK Express w NOS Tubes & Cover/Manual

I have owned several of Kenny Fischer’s original amps.  I have played many more. I have owned a lot of the JM Trainwreck modern production (such as this).  I can tell you first hand that JM, as Kenny’s apprentice, picks RIGHT up where Kenny left off.

20+ years ago I spent hours upon hours on the phone with Kenny.  He was generous with his time and always full of teachings.  I miss our calls and the CDs we would send each other with cool bands and guitar tones.  At times during our calls Kenny would tell me his friend John Mark was there helping him.  Through Kenny, I came to know John.  I can tell you John knows tone.  He knows speakers.  He knows tubes.  He knows amps.  He is painstaking in his component to component testing.  He tests a zillion tubes in each position of each amp.  He is tireless in nailing the feel, tone and flexibility in each amp.

This is a 2016 JM Trainwreck Express (YES it is a Genuine Trainwreck as Kenny’s family has annointed JM as the successor to the business).   JM has access to Kenny’s stash of everything.

This Express, named MILANA, is loaded with carefully selected NOS tubes.  The amp has low hours. It comes with a D2F padded cover & the manual.  The tone is freaking AWESOME.  It has that characteristic fatness and sustain blooming into each note musically.  It cleans up simply by turning down your guitar’s volume.  These are not amps to turn to 10.  The sweet spot is between 10 and 2.  The knobs are interactive and allow you to tweak easily.  The amp LOVES different speakers.   I tried it through a host of modern and vintage cones and cabs.

Compared to a Marshall…there is no comparison.  A Wreck is FAT and FULL and Throaty but not overkill.  It just allows you to play and it fills in behind you.  There is no coaxing a note to sustain.  There is no need for pedals.  This amp will make you a better player because it will allow you to focus on what your hands should do next…not on coaxing out what should be (and is not) from other amps.

Grab a classic and put an end to your endless amp search.

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2017 PRS DGT w Artist Package

2017 PRS DGT with the Artist Package.  WOW clean condition from a nonsmoking environment.  Of course it comes with the custom form fit original hard case.  YES of course it has the trem bar (I know you NEED to know that).  Warranty card and some other stuff included.   It is super clean and barely played.

You can see all the specs & a detailed runthrough of condition if you look at the 3rd picture.  NOTE BOARD IS EBONY. 

Save some serious dough on a guitar that most would grade as Mint.  See my feedback.  1600+ on ebay and almost on 700 Reverb.   We are an online store and have been serving the boutique guitar community for 11 years.  Our specialty is clean high end instruments sold at a fraction of the cost of a new one.   We don’t warranty things like setups so please know that up-front.

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Chapin Strata-houla

Chapin Strata-houla

Impossibly rare Chapin Strata-Houla with a unique combination of woods.  For those in the know, Bill Chapins guitars are highly sought after.  Each one was painstakingly created by a luthier…not stamped out.  No two are the same.  These rarely resurface from collections because they in the hands of folks who have tried everything under the sun and realize CHAPINS represent fight well above their weight.

This instrument is in Excellent Condition and is from a nonsmoking environment. Fresh strings and setup from prior owner.   Here are the Specs:

  • Mahogany Body
  • Mahogany Neck C Profile .835″-.935″
  • Ebony Board
  • 12 Radius
  • 1.65″ Width
  • Med/Lg Frets (uncertain of excatly which variety)
  • Just 8lb-8oz
  • No foreswear
  • TREM BAR IN CASE
  • Original Hardshell Case
  • 5-Way
  • 25.5″ Scale
  • K-style tuners
  • Black Dog (Chapin) custom pickups:  VRO in neck & PROTO #3 in Bridge

Hard to find many flaws on this but I am certain you will try so we will grade it as Excellent to save you the hassle of bickering LOL.

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2018 Germino Club 40

2018 Germino Club 40

Germino Club 40 made in April 2018.  One owner lived in a nonsmoking environment.  Super clean and sounds amazing.  Couple of questions I’ll get out of the way.

About the amp:

  • NO MASTER VOLUME
  • STANDARD TRANSFORMERS
  • No TUBE/SS Rectifier Option
  • NO MODS
  • ONE OWNER

Questions I will laugh at …and you will too unless you were going to ask them..then you will run to your nearest internet forum and say what a dick I am:

  • I will NOT take chassis pictures so that you can “determine the originality” (i.e., copy the circuit).
  • I will not weigh the amp
  • I will not measure the amp
  • I will not weigh or measure or photograph the tubes
  • I will not test each or any component of the circuit.
  • YES the amp works.
  • Why am I selling it?…well…we are a STORE and we SELL GEAR.
  • I will not pull every home security camera film from here to timbuck two in order to assure you the amp lived in a perfectly climately controlled environment with humidty of 36.6% so that you don’t get any tube drift or corrosion in the pots which could lead to maintenance (and we all know you want to use YOUR guy at $950 a minute).
  • I will not cover you to re-bias the amp OR for any maintenance you feel the need to do on a one year old babied amp.
  • I will not entertain trades
  • I will not check out 327 types of shipping options so that you can save $4 and cost me 12 hours.
  • I will not do a video, sound or even Tarot Card reading on this.
  • I will not verify through affidavit that the prior owner ran it through the correct voltage from his outlet.
  • I will not warranty the item because you do not like how it sounds.
  • I will not offer you an approval period
  • I will not accept a return.
  • I will not blacklight the item
  • phew that was healthy….
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James Tyler USA Studio Elite “Burning Water Y2K”

James Tyler USA studio Elite “Burning Water Y2K” with Original Case, Original Bill of Sale & Trem Bar.  From a nonsmoking environment.  This piece has a Mamywo Body and it weights in at just 6lb-15oz.  Virtual Vintage pickups (singles) and a Duncan Jeff Beck in the Bridge.  I have to say I’ve had around 50 Tylers nad the Virtual Vintage are probably my favorite in the single positions.  VERY large and full sounding.  Factory Midboost and a C profile neck measuring .854″ – .986″.

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James Tyler USA – Studio Elite HD

Oh how we love James Tyler Guitars….resonant…those necks….you just want to hold them.  Toneful….SUPER diverse tones available….really the ONE guitar for someone who can have/take only one.  BUT we know that’s not you…you have LOTS of guitars….so get this one and you will quickly start to realize that maybe you can get rid of others ….it is subtraction through addition (you see)….you get a guitar that is world class AND flexible….you then realize you can get rid of a couple that are not as nice…..you can tell your wife that you are SAVING money by spending…just doing it in reverse…you see!

This is SUPER light weight at just 6lb-07oz (likely chambered).  Standard /59 C profile neck .845″-.975″.  Factory Midboost (a MUST on Tylers).  Stingray 500 Single Coils & a California Special in the bridge.  Mamywo & QUILTED MAPLE Body.  Nonsmoking and YES it has the TREM BAR, ORIGINAL HARDSHELL CASE (GREY) and CERT AND TOOLS (I know you would pass on this if it didn’t have the tools…but not before you emailed “tools????????”….or called and said “Tools????????”.  Don’t be a tool…don’t ask about them.  And don’t go run to the internet and say ‘Ahhh you would think for $4k the guitar would come with tools”….and don’t then try to force a return because “you didn’t disclose that it didn’t have the tools”….your plans are foiled because…>THIS HAS THE TOOLS!!!

SEE ALL THE SPECS & DETAILED CONDITION IN THE 3rd PICTURE – it mentions the TOOLS 

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McNaught VSC Vintage Single Cut – Set Through Neck

McNaught VSC “Vintage Single Cut” in Excellent Nonsmoking Condition with Original Hardshell Case & Certificate of Authenticity.  I sold this many years ago to a collector; recently he decided to pare his holdings (and thankfully thought of me).  Excellent Condition and really only has tarnishing on the pickups covers.

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This guitar weighs in at just 8lb-4oz.  The neck is a wonderful ’59ish LP shape C that measures .915″ – 1.015″.  The Rio Grande pickups are SUPER FAT in this guitar.   The fretboard is Rosewood but I seem to recall it is Brazilian (won’t promise).

Grab a time tested guitar that sells used for a HUGE bargain vs. almost anything else you can find.  Why spend thousands more on a stamped out instrument when you can have something that was lovingly cared for and expertly built.  Luthiers like David McNaught have access to small lots of choice woods that the big guys can’t bother with.  This piece was constructed from such a stash. 

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2012 New Orleans VOODOO CUSTOM

2012 New Orleans Voodoo Custom in EXCELLENT Nonsmoking Condition with Original Hardshell Case (Form Fit).

These guitars are handmade one-at-a-time by a luthier who personally selects each and every piece of wood.  No two are alike; each is a personal expression of art meets functionality.

SEE ALL THE SPECS & DETAILED CONDITION IN THE 3RD PICTURE.  NOTE: SPEC SHEET INCORRECT – SCALE IS 25″ not 25.5″

THIS IS MY 2019 VALUE PICK OF THE YEAR.  Tonally this piece hangs with virtually anything in my inventory.  We have been doing this 11years with over 2200 positive feedbacks…our entire business is boutique guitars and amps.

For under $3k you can get a NECK THROUGH guitar. Made of Burled Maple & Black Korina.  Tone-Pros Bridge.  Great weight of 8.75 pounds.  Tonally it is FAT sounding and retains that snap and clarity I look for when I recommend an instrument.
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Trainwreck Express 2016 – Genuine Trainwreck

Trainwreck Express 2016 – Genuine Trainwreck

I have owned several of Kenny Fischer’s original amps.  I have played many more. I have owned a lot of the JM Trainwreck modern production (such as this).  I can tell you first hand that JM, as Kenny’s apprentice, picks RIGHT up where Kenny left off.

20+ years ago I spent hours upon hours on the phone with Kenny.  He was generous with his time and always full of teachings.  I miss our calls and the CDs we would send each other with cool bands and guitar tones.  At times during our calls Kenny would tell me his friend John Mark was there helping him.  Through Kenny, I came to know John.  I can tell you John knows tone.  He knows speakers.  He knows tubes.  He knows amps.  He is painstaking in his component to component testing.  He tests a zillion tubes in each position of each amp.  He is tireless in nailing the feel, tone and flexibility in each amp.

This is a 2016 JM Trainwreck Express (YES it is a Genuine Trainwreck as Kenny’s family has annointed JM as the successor to the business).   JM has access to Kenny’s stash of everything.

This Express, Angel, is loaded with carefully selected NOS tubes.  The amp has low hours. It comes with a D2F padded cover & the manual.  The tone is freaking AWESOME.  It has that characteristic fatness and sustain blooming into each note musically.  It cleans up simply by turning down your guitar’s volume.  These are not amps to turn to 10.  The sweet spot is between 10 and 2.  The knobs are interactive and allow you to tweak easily.  The amp LOVES different speakers.   I tried it through a host of modern and vintage cones and cabs.

Compared to a Marshall…there is no comparison.  A Wreck is FAT and FULL and Throaty but not overkill.  It just allows you to play and it fills in behind you.  There is no coaxing a note to sustain.  There is no need for pedals.  This amp will make you a better player because it will allow you to focus on what your hands should do next…not on coaxing out what should be (and is not) from other amps.

Grab a classic and put an end to your endless amp search.

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Deusenberg DOOZY ONE  Combo 1-12

Deusenberg DOOZY ONE Combo 1-12

Duesenberg Doozy 1-12″ Combo.   VERY cool and versatile amp that really gets you to almost any territory.  This thing loves pedals.  I had a blast testing it out for the store.  I kept swapping guitars and found it just kills w Teles, Strats AND Hums.

Overall clean but has some surface wear and one spot where the wood has some slight damage.  See photos.  Want an affordable amp that is a steal used?  This is it!

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Germino Club 40 w Master Vol & SS/Tube Rectifier Option

Germino Club 40 w Master Vol & SS/Tube Rectifier Option

COOL as Fuq WHITE Germino Club 40 in Excellent Nonsmoking Condition.  This features a Master Volume AND the switch that allows you to get either Tube OR Solid State Rectifier tones.  Loaded with features and well taken care of.  I have a great customer (and dear friend) who loves Germino amps.  This one he RAVED about.   Why spend $5k for a vintage amp that will be hit-or-miss and likely loaded with someone elses cheap soldering jobs.

This one has had no repairs and no mods.  Just the amp you want at a price MUCH less than retail.  PrimeGuitars is a store that has been in business 11 years featuring clean high end gear.  We are not just some random who is going to dump his problem off on you.  We pack well and ship promptly.

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Hi-Tone DG50 – Near Mint Condition

Hi-Tone DG50 – Near Mint Condition

Hi-Tone DG50 Head in Excellent Nonsmoking Condition!  This was made for a celeb as a backup to another he was using…it sat in a storage room and was virtually unplayed.  I received it as part of a trade-in.  The amp smells new.  I tried it next to my early 1970s 50w Hiwatt and can’t tell the difference.  This is so tight and punchy.  You can dial in amazing cleans or just that perfect crunch you crave.

This has the DG Mod meaning both channels are blended if you plug into the topmost input.  I LOVE this feature.

Amp has one teenie tiny little nick that keeps it from being mint.

 

Also…don’t be misled by what some say…these heads LOVE cabs with Celestion speakers (old or new).  In fact, I actually prefer them because it gets to Marshall territory and really adds a whole new dimension to the Hiwatt thing.
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2017 Echopark ’59 Deluxe – Long Tenon – 6lb:05oz

2017 Echopark ’59 Deluxe.  We are Authorized Echopark Dealers and love to get them new or used.  This is clean, second hand and in Excellent Condition with Certificate of Authenticity & Original Hardshell Case.  Like all our instruments this is from a nonsmoking environment.  There are no modifications or repairs.

SEE 3rd PICTURE FOR COMPLETE SPEC & CONDITION SHEET

Here is a summary but please see the sheet (pic 3) for all the details:

  • 2017
  • 1-Piece Mahogany Body
  • 1-Piece Mahogany Neck FULL TENON
  • Arcane Custom PIckups
  • Certificate of Authenticity
  • Original Hardshell Case
  • Just 6lb-5oz
  • 1-11/16″ Nut Width
  • Macassar Rosewood Fretboard
  • Medium ’59 Neck .895″ – 1.035″
  • Factory Aging
  • No fretwear
  • No mods or repairs

Why do we love this model?  Well if you’ve ever had a vintage Gibson you are always fighting that cardboard deadish tone that many have.  You also have to always wonder if it’s one of those with undisclosed issues…and of course you wil find out when you go to sell it.  Gabriel is the luthier to the stars because people LOVE the fact that he worked out the kinks from the vintage guitars while maintaining the quality and mojo.

This one has CLARITY….it has SNAP along with the OOOMPH.  We have stocked SOOOOOOO many other hand made brands and THIS is the one to consider if you want that vintage vibe.   New this would cost mid-$5ks and the wait is REALLY long.   Grab this super clean one for less than dealer cost would have been..

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Gibson Custom Shop MURPHY 50th Ann ’58RI Limited Ed – Collector Clean

BIG BIG BIG sounding Les Paul alert.  FAT HUGE WOW.  This one sticks out folks. As a store specializing in boutique gear we (well it’s just me so “I”) see hundreds of the finest guitars around.   THIS sticks out as a FAT FULL WOW guitar!

What do we have?  A collector clean 2008 Gibson Custom Shop.  It is a Murphy Aged 50th Ann 1958 RI Les Paul.  This is a Limited Edition version.  The CERT DOES SAY MURPHY AGED.  IT comes complete with the Original BLACK hardshell Gibson Case.  Of course it has the Certificate of Authenticity, Tags and Unsigned Warranty Card.  This is from a collector nonsmoking environment.  It has zero mods and no repairs.  See our feedback and buy with confidence.

SEE THE COMPLETE SPEC & CONDITION SHEET IN THE 3rd PICTURE.

Remember when you purchase from PrimeGuitars you are dealing with the only store in the world that takes the time to prepare a detailed Spec/Condition Sheet.  Other guys say “clean” but we have all been burnt by serious undisclosed issues.  I’m not promising this will pass an electron microscope test…but it is reviewed across a LOT of fronts to ensure you don’t open the case and say ‘WTF is this”.

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2010 Gibson Custom Shop GOLD BOOK 1960 LP RI (Ltd Edition) 50th Anniversary

Super Rare GOLD BOOK Gibson Custom Shop 50th Anniversary 1960 RI Les Paul.  This is in Excellent Nonsmoking Condition (check the feedback for my store and buy with confidence).  It comes complete with the coveted GOLD BOOK Certificate of Authenticity, Tags and Unsigned Warranty Card.  Of course, it comes with the Black Gibson Form Fit Case (original of course).

This was part of an extremely limited edition to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the iconic 1960 LP.  The neck on this is damn full and not skinny to my feel.  People say there are several variations of the 1960 neck and that some are more like 59s (closer to them)…this might very well be the case in this example.

SEE 3rd PICTURE FOR COMPLETE SHEET OF SPECS & DETAILED CONDITION

The weight is a perfect 8.5 pounds (8lb-9oz to be exact).  It features the original pickups and the guitar is unmolested with no mods and no repairs.  It is hard to find any flaws on this because it was owned by a collector and barely touched. We grade it as Excellent to avoid any disappointments.   The color on this is Sunset Tea Burst.

The customer who traded this in is known for grabbing a LOT of Les Pauls that he hand selects for his collection.  This will not disappoint.   Super sounding guitar and the color/flame is just breathtaking.

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