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2018 Wysocki CUSTOM Tele LP – LOOK AT THE WOODS!

YES ANOTHER!

We sold this new less than a year ago.   Save $2500 vs. New on a guitar that lived in a smoke free, gig-free environment.

Think about it…would you buy an acoustic guitar made from crap wood?  Why do you think the top end acoustics command so much money?…the woods combined with the craftsmanship.  Well, let’s start with the WOODS….there is ONE person on the planet who is THE wood guy supplying the world’s top luthiers with coveted planks….Larry Wysocki.  For over 50-years he is THE guy the top builds go to.  He searches the world for air dried woods, recovered woods, exotic woods.  He collects them and has a coveted stash that is sadly running low.

A few times a year, Larry builds instruments.  Usually for celebs, but on occasion he is nice enough to sell me a brand new one.  THIS is such a piece.  Oh and it just vibrates like nothing we have had.  The pickups are custom voiced TOM DOYLE HUMBUCKERS that are open and alllow the woods to impart their organic warmth and natural sustain.

Speaking of woods…how about 1-piece 5A AIR DRIED Flame Maple Top from the early 1900s on top of a 1-piece AIR DRIED 60 Year Old Swamp Ash Body!.  Oh, and a 5A 1-Piece Air Dried Maple Neck from the early 1900s.  OH and the board…Brazilian Rosewood of course but not some stump wood…this is 80-year old Brazilian from the stash.  You just can’t find woods like this anymore.

You can see the complete Spec & Condition Sheet in the 3rd Picture.

A couple other quick points before you bang out a question to me:

  • 7lb-03oz
  • Custom TOM DOYLE Pickups!
  • 12″ Radius
  • C Profile .85″ – .967″ Neck
  • 1-11/16″ Nut
  • Med/Lg Frets
  • Original Hardshell Case (no I won’t take a picture of it for you)
  • Sunburst NITRO

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2018 Wysocki Tele : Just 6lb-6oz – Collector Quality WOODS!

Just 6lb-6oz in NEAR MINT COLLECTOR CONDITION!

We sold this new less than a year ago.   Save $2500 vs. New on a guitar that lived in a smoke free, gig-free environment.

Think about it…would you buy an acoustic guitar made from crap wood?  Why do you think the top end acoustics command so much money?…the woods combined with the craftsmanship.  Well, let’s start with the WOODS….there is ONE person on the planet who is THE wood guy supplying the world’s top luthiers with coveted planks….Larry Wysocki.  For over 50-years he is THE guy the top builds go to.  He searches the world for air dried woods, recovered woods, exotic woods.  He collects them and has a coveted stash that is sadly running low.

A few times a year, Larry builds instruments.  Usually for celebs, but on occasion he is nice enough to sell me a brand new one.  THIS is such a piece.  Oh and it just vibrates like nothing we have had.  The pickups are custom voiced Rolph telecaster versions that are open and alllow the woods to impart their organic warmth and natural sustain.

Speaking of woods…how about 1-piece AIR DRIED, 50-year old ASH body.  Oh, and a ‘sinker’ 1-piece Maple 150+ Year old Neck.  Think of this….D’Pergo Guitars made their reputation on convincing players that recovered woods make a difference…a D’Pergo with lesser specs runs $19k.   Get my point?   OH and the board…Brazilian Rosewood of course but not some stump wood…this is 80-year old Brazilian from the stash.  You just can’t find woods like this anymore.

You can see the complete Spec & Condition Sheet in the 3rd Picture.

A couple other quick points before you bang out a question to me:

  • 6lb-06oz
  • 12″ Radius
  • C Profile .84″ – .97″ Neck
  • 1-11/16″ Nut
  • Med/Lg Frets
  • Original Hardshell Case (no I won’t take a picture of it for you)
  • Trans-white NITRO finish

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Wysocki Telecaster: Brand New : WOODS make THE Difference & this has THE WOODS!

Think about it…would you buy an acoustic guitar made from crap wood?  Why do you think the top end acoustics command so much money?…the woods combined with the craftsmanship.  Well, let’s start with the WOODS….there is ONE person on the planet who is THE wood guy supplying the world’s top luthiers with coveted planks….Larry Wysocki.  For over 50-years he is THE guy the top builds go to.  He searches the world for air dried woods, recovered woods, exotic woods.  He collects them and has a coveted stash that is sadly running low.

A few times a year, Larry builds instruments.  Usually for celebs, but on occasion he is nice enough to sell me a brand new one.  THIS is such a piece.  Oh and it just vibrates like nothing we have had.  The pickups are custom voiced Rolph telecaster versions that are open and alllow the woods to impart their organic warmth and natural sustain.

Speaking of woods…how about 1-piece AIR DRIED, 65-year old ASH body.  Oh, and a ‘sinker’ 1-piece Maple 150+ Year old Neck.  Think of this….D’Pergo Guitars made their reputation on convincing players that recovered woods make a difference…a D’Pergo with lesser specs runs $19k.   Get my point?   OH and the board…Brazilian Rosewood of course but not some stump wood…this is 90-year old BLACK Brazilian from the stash.  You just can’t find woods like this anymore.

You can see the complete Spec & Condition Sheet in the 3rd Picture.

A couple other quick points before you bang out a question to me:

  • 6lb-10oz
  • 12″ Radius
  • C Profile .85″ – .97″ Neck
  • 1-11/16″ Nut
  • Med/Lg Frets
  • Original Hardshell Case (no I won’t take a picture of it for you)
  • Trans-white NITRO finish

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Collings SoCo Deluxe – CUSTOM 1-off! Braz Board / Turq & MOP Inlay

A “WOW” Hall-of-Fame Quality COLLINGS 1-Off!  Even the factory replied “WOW” when I sent pictures and asked them to confirm specs.  Built in 2009 and stored in a smoke free environment.  Collector owned.  Just the epitome of Collings craftmanship in action!   My advice, jump on 1-off guitars that speak to you or be forever haunted by ‘I shoulda…I coulda’.

SEE COMPLETE SPECS & CONDITION IN THE 3rd PICTURE….here is a summary of the summary:

  • 6lb-12oz
  • 15″ Body with Maple Center Block
  • Honduran Mahogany Neck
  • BRAZILIAN ROSWEOOD BOARD
  • Custom Inlay:  Turquoise & Mother-of-Pearl
  • Lollar P90s
  • EXTRA LONG NECK TENON
  • Ameritage Case
  • YES switch tip in case
  • C profile neck:  .865″ – 1.01″
  • 24-7/8″ Scale
  • 1-11/16″ Width & 12 radius

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2019 Mario Martin Strat – PLEK / Braz Board / 7lb-2oz

2019 Mario Martin!  1-owner just 6-months old.  From smoke free, gig free environment.   JUST 7lb-2oz.   Had PLEK treatment done by dealer prior to sale.  Anyone who understands setups knows a PLEK costs hundreds of dollars and revolutionizes how smoothly a guitar plays fret to fret.

COMPLETE SPECS & DETAILED CONDITION AVAILABLE IN THE 3rd PIC…but we know you’re all hot and bothered so here is a taste!

BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD BOARD!

CTS POTS & ORANGE DROP CAP!

LOLLAR BLACKFACE PICKUPS!

Original Soft Case!

Classic “C” Profile Neck .82″ – .92″

NOTE: Guitar had some weather checking in transit.  We tried to show it via pictures.  Since most Mario Martins are relic’d we really don’t see anything to NOT like here but we point it out because you need to know.

Buy from THE trusted source for boutique gear!  Our store has served THOUSANDS of buyers across the planet.  Why take a chance with some untested ‘random’ who will pull a Domenic from Detroit and yell at you when he screws you over?

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2019 Lentz Traditional T : Brand New – Authorized Dealer !

BRAND NEW – AUTHORIZED LENTZ DEALER!

2019 Lentz Traditional T factory fresh!  The best part about PrimeGuitars is that we are an internet only shop…meaning?….well, our guitars don’t sit out in a showroom to be banged around by every Saturday ‘my wife’s gunna keeeeeel me’ guy…then you get the ‘new’ instrument with his aqua velva scent on it.   Yeah….

Ok so this is a BRAND NEW piece…meaning no mods.  If you SEE 3rd PICTURE you can learn ALL the specs!   Just a WOW Guitar.  The Bridge Pickup SCREAMS full out and cleans up oh so nicely!

SEE ALL THE SPECS & DETAILED CONDITION in the 3rd Picture.

Buy from THE trusted source for Boutique Gear.   We are a store with thousands of satisfied customers across the globe.  Why take a chance with some random?

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PRS Wood Library CUSTOM 24 : 1-Piece Top! WOW Unique!

WOW can you say 1-PIECE TOP!  Check THIS out!  Rarely seen!   PLUS it’s a WOOD LIBRARY Top!  Add a 1-piece Mahogany Back and you start to smell victory!   MINT Condition from a smoke free environment!  Comes with the original PAISLEY FORM FIT HARD CASE, Tag, Tools and Booklets.   No mods.  No repairs.  Simple….relax.  Conspiracy theorists look elsewhere.

SEE ALL THE SPECS & DETAILED CONDITION in the 3rd Picture.

Abalone Birds!  Satin Finish throughout guitar.  Super opportunity to grab a totally 1-off piece.

Buy from THE trusted source for Boutique Gear.   We are a store with thousands of satisfied customers across the globe.  Why take a chance with some random?

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2018 Fender Custom Shop Wildwood 10 1959 Tele

2018 Fender Custom Shop Wildwood 10 Tele 1959.  Mint “-” Condition from a 1-owner Smoke Free Environment.  Comes complete with the original hardshell case, Josefina Hand Wound Pickups, Certificate of Authenticity, Build Sheet, Tag, Strap and Ashtray Cover.

Weighs just 7lb-3oz.  1-piece Ash Body!  Quarter Sawn Maple Neck.   John English ’59 C Shaped Neck .86″ – . 98″.

You can see all the remaining specs and a detailed condition in the 3rd picture

Buy from THE trusted source for Boutique Gear.   We are a store with thousands of satisfied customers across the globe.  Why take a chance with some random?

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2018 PRS John Mayer SILVER SKY

2018 PRS John Mayer SILVER SKY in EXCELLENT Condition from a Smoke Free Environment.  Comes with TAG, TOOLS & Sticker.  YES it has the trem arm!   Original Soft Case.  No mods.  Hard to find any wear at all on this.  No mods.   THIS ONE WEIGHS JUST 7lb-0oz.   Remember, people who don’t list weights are selling anvils…LOL…don’t believe me?…ok!

SEE 3rd Picture for Spec & Condition Sheet.

Buy from THE trusted source for Boutique Gear.   We are a store with thousands of satisfied customers across the globe.  Why take a chance with some random?

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2015 SUHR Classic T 24 – Black Limba / Burl Maple / 5A Birdeye Maple

WOW Specimen Instrument Alert!   MINT “-” Condition JOHN SUHR Classic 24 T from a Smoke Free Environment with Original Case & Build Sheet!  Collector Owned!   Can’t find any wear on this one but we will put the ‘-‘ on the description to avoid your scrutiny.

Check out the exotic woods.  Black Limba Body!   Burl Maple 3/16″ Top!  5A Roasted Birdseye Maple Neck.  Macassar Ebony Board (check out the figuring!).

YOU CAN SEE ALL THE SPECS & DETAILED CONDITION in the 3rd PICTURE.

Buy from THE trusted source for boutique gear.  THOUSANDS of satisfied buyers from around the world trust PrimeGuitars.

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2016 SUHR Alt T Pro

Super Clean SUHR Alt T Pro weighing just 6lb-9oz.  From a smoke free environment.  No mods and no changes.   Comes complete with original hard case, factory build sheet and wrenches.

Neck profile Even C Medium:  .84″ – .92″    Want more specs & a detailed condition like no other person prepares?…..see the 3rd picture!

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2014 Suhr Guthrie Govan SET NECK Modern

2013 Suhr SET NECK Guthrie Govan Modern!  Excellent “+” Condition with original case & Build Sheet!  From a smoke free environment.

Super cool guitar.  This one has some extras including upgraded aftermarket Joe Barden Pickups (originals NOT included and ‘no’ we don’t know what happened to them….I mean what would it matter….should we disclose that they freed themselves like el chapo did from those prisons…and ran off via an underground railroad for changed parts…they now reside on a secret island with JFK and aliens.  One day they will come back a’lookin’ for their husk….and there will be hell to pay!
See how senseless that question is…don’t be senseless….be CENTLESS and buy this guitar!

SEE COMPLETE SPEC & CONDITION SHEET in the 3rd picture. 

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2016 PRS Brent Mason Signature

Paul Reed Smith PRS Brent Mason Signature Guitar!  Excellent Condition with Original Hardshell Case, Tools, Sticker, Tag and Instructions.  From a smoke free environment.  JUST 7lb-9oz.   Hard to find any flaws on this one but there are just a few light swirls on the pickguard.  No fret wear.  No mods or changes.  No repairs.  Buy with confidence!

SEE COMPLETE SPECS & CONDITION SHEET IN THE 3rd PICTURE

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2016 Suhr Modern CARVE TOP SET NECK – Black Limba & Macassar Ebony!

WOW QUALITY Suhr!   This is a 2016 Modern Carve Top Set Neck that came originally from Distinctive Guitars as part of their special runs.  SICK woods on this instrument!   Mint Condition from Smoke Free Environment!

See COMPLETE SPECS & CONDITION IN THE 3rd PICTURE:

Here are the stats for those who can’t wait!

  • Black Limba Body
  • Quilt Maple 1-Piece 3/4″ Thick Carved
  • Black Limba Neck
  • Highly Figured Macassar Ebony Board
  • Just 8lbs even!
  • Original Form Fit Hard Case & Build Sheet & Wrenches
  • Hand & Tummy Cuts
  • Ivroid Top Bindings
  • Chambered
  • Mother of Pearl Side Dots
  • Modern Eliptical Neck Profile .80″ – .85″
  • Heavy Stainless Frets
  • 10 – 14″ Radius w Standard Roll
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Lentz RESERVE “Legendary Venues Series JIMI” Strat : Just 6lb-11oz

Lentz Jr (that is Scott Jr for those who don’t follow the lingo) LEGENDARY VENUES SERIES “Jimi” Stratocaster!   From a smoke free environment.  Just 6lb-11oz!

I’ve said this before and will repeat it….Lentz guitars are THE STANDARD for modern boutique instruments.  When you’re ready to step past cookie cutter…LENTZ is the name to trust.  You can turn over a LOT of rocks, kiss a LOT of frogs, like a LOT of INstagram pics…..order and spec out and ponder and question….at the end of the rainbow ….a LENTZ.  Take if from someone who has owned more boutique unique than most people.

The RESERVE series of Lentz Guitars represents the top shelf of this iconic builder’s offerings.  Featuring Cabinet Aged 1-Piece ALDER Body and UBER Flame Maple Neck.  C-Profile .88″ – 1.025″ with 1-11/16″ Width and 6105 Frets.   SUPER resonant piece here.  It just vibrates in your hand.

SEE COMPLETE SPEC & CONDITION SHEET in the 3rd PICTURE.

It is almost impossible to find trem strats in this weight range…now consider it was hand created AND features the finest woods and materials available.   There are several black “Reserve” Lentz Strats floating around but their weights are as much as a POUND higher…THIS is the one you want.

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Mad Professor CS-40 Head !   Impossibly Rare!

Mad Professor CS-40 Head ! Impossibly Rare!

OH the Unicorn has been found!   Impossibly rare Mad Professor CS-40 Head.  LITERALLY THE SWISS ARMY KNIFE OF HEADS!   Super clean from a smoke free environment with Manual and original shipping crate.

These heads are collector coveted because you can run almost any type of tube in them easily.  The knobs are so incredibly interactive that you can almost never run out of new unique tones to dial in.  I’ve owned several and they are hauntingly great amps.  Achieve monster tones at super low volumes too.

These are out of production because they were so expensive to product and export.  Get this one and you will likely be able to sell so many other pedals and amps because you will find they are unneccessary.

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Danocaster Freaking Dano TELE : Just 6lb-6oz

Early (YES the desirable “Freakin Dano” era!) DANOCASTER TELE!   WEIGHING JUST 6LB-6oz!  Wonderful Freaking Guitar!  Teles rock….DANO teles are the choice of those who are in the know and who understand value in the marketplace.

SEE COMPLETE SPEC / CONDITION SHEET in the 3RD PICTURE

Fralin pickups, WOW neck .85″ – .95″, Alder Body, Factory Relic.  The only issue of note is the body appears to have the faint image of a removed sticker (seen only in the right light).  You can probably scrub this off but we didn’t want to mess with it…we try to be full disclosure.

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Gustavsson Fullerblaster – Braz RW / 7lb-5oz!

Gustavsson Guitars are considered by many to be the top of the food chain for modern boutique instruments.  THIS is a Fender lover’s LP junior!  So many Tele lovers want that LP Junior GROWL…this is a Mahogany Bodied guitar with a screaming Wolfetone set of pickups.  You capture that wall-of-sound growl of the LP Junior in a playable Tele format!    Just 7lb-5oz.  Hand Created!

SEE COMPLETE SPEC & CONDITION SHEET IN THE 3rd PICTURE

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2018 Nacho Banos – 1949 Prototype II Style Tele

2018 Nacho Banos Tele – This is the coveted “007” Serial Number 1949 Prototype II Style!  Unique Construction including 100+ Year Old Oregon Pine into a 4-piece Body with Hollow Chambers….this construction follows the original Fender 1949 Pattern.  Who better to build this than THE living expert on Blackguards.  Just 5lb-15oz!   I know…..if only it were 5lb-14oz….search on comrade…

SEE COMPLETE SPEC & CONDITION SHEET IN 3rd PICTURE

Excellent Condition with Original Case, Cert, Letter & Pouch.  The P90 SCREAMS when full out but cleans up to that perfect snappy tele tone when you roll down the volume.  Easy to dial in the perfect amount of rasp with this guitar.  Truly a simple does it all piece!

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Nacho Banos Nachocaster Tele : Just 6lb-10oz

2015 Nacho Banos Blackguard Telecaster!  JUST 6lb-10oz!  Excellent Condition from a smoke free, gig free environment.  This one just has THE perfect balance of warmth and spank.   We’ve had more than probably any dealer so let us help you find THE right one for YOU.

SEE COMPLETE SPEC & CONDITION SHEET IN 3rd PICTURE.

Comes complete with Original Case, Cert, Pouch and even a never-before-seen build picture deck!  Pickups are Nacho wound.  Neck profile is a D-profile .84″ – 1.02″.

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Knaggs PRE-PRODUCTION Choptank SERIAL #1

Pre-Production KNAGGS Serial #1 Choptank!  This is as collectible as it gets.  When Knaggs Guitars was getting off the ground they went to a few good PRS customers and offered their Serial #1 quietly.  The monies were used to fund the startup of the company.

NECK is 1-piece of African BLACKWOOD!  You simply can’t find a guitar with these specs today.  And think about what went into the build and care of each specimen.

THIS is probably the HOTTEST of the bunch.  MINT Collector Owned since day one.  Original purchase price in 2010 was $10k firm (no discounts) and it has been stored in a smoke free environment since.  This has not been around the block.  Think of what a PRS Serial #1 is worth.  You can get this for less than the price of a stamped out PRS Private Stock.    You can see the Specs in the Certificate of Authenticity.

Yes it comes with the hardshell case. No mods.  Conspiracy theorists look elsewhere.

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Knaggs PRE-PRODUCTION Serial #1 Chena ! Collector Mint!

Pre-Production KNAGGS Serial #1 Chena!  This is as collectible as it gets.  When Knaggs Guitars was getting off the ground they went to a few good PRS customers and offered their Serial #1 quietly.  The monies were used to fund the startup of the company.

THIS is probably the HOTTEST of the bunch.  MINT Collector Owned since day one.  Original purchase price in 2010 was $10k firm (no discounts) and it has been stored in a smoke free environment since.  This has not been around the block.  Think of what a PRS Serial #1 is worth.  You can get this for less than the price of a stamped out PRS Private Stock.    You can see the Specs in the Certificate of Authenticity.

Yes it comes with the hardshell case. No mods.  Conspiracy theorists look elsewhere.

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Lil’ Walter Standard 50

Lil’ Walter Standard 50

WOW amp alert!  Simplicity is KING but don’t let the lack of switches fool you…this amp is SUPER interactive.  Every little turn of the knob results in changes.  Things work TOGETHER so you end up with SOOOOOOO many variations of chewy tone……mmmm….you will ditch your complex system….and opt into simple!

This head LOVES different speakers from vintage to modern.  We ran it through everything from Celestion 15s to 65w to Fanes.  WOW.  Also it was so much fun to play we put a ton of different pedals through it and this thing just eats up pedals with LOVE….think of it as a weighted blanket of amps….hugggggs you.

Smoke free former home.  Low hours.  Priced to move.  What’s not to like!  Give it a whirl and it’s a low risk item because you can always pop it back on Reverb or an internet forum and liquify it if it’s not to your liking. Why buy new when you have this clean amp from THE trusted source!

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1994 MATCHLESS SC-30

1994 MATCHLESS SC-30

Early Matchless SC-30s are a benchmark of the Boutique Gear WORLD. They are the Lentz Strat/Tele or Murphy LP of amps.  Standards against which all else are judged.  Back when the company first went out of business I accumulated walls and walls of every variety of Matchless I could find.   I can safely say I’ve owned as many as most people have ever seen.   The SC-30 is the variety that stands out among all the models.

They have a certain girth that Vox and Bruno and the new entrants just can’t capture.  These things just freaking deliver.  I have had this in my collection because it’s just the amp I SHOULD be playing….so often we gravitate toward the amp/guitar we are guilted into playing because of peer pressure.  THIS is the amp that sounds best.  Period.

So pony up and get a clean smoke free version that was in a studio where it made music.  The studio is renowned for selecting amazing gear…this is no exception.

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Gil Yaron 2013 Singlecut : WOW Balance of tonal frequencies!

Oh and the love of LP Style Guitars….so often the photograph oh so well only to be tonal compromises in your hand.  Like the childhood fable….some are too bassy….some are too thin…almost impossible to find one that’s JUUUUSSSTTTTT RIGHT…especially before it evaporates.   THIS YARON is just such a bowl of porridge.   Beautiful warmth from the woods and master build level.   Abundant and present Midrange that works incredibly well with every variety of amp (and modeler) without overpowering those frequencies.   A bottom end that somehow has both snap and fullness without being tubby.  High end that blooms and remains full without making you cringe.

EVERY Yaron sounds VERY different.  I scour the world looking for cool guitars with the sole purpose of matching you to the one of your dreams.  Notice how we describe the tone of our guitars FIRST.  We don’t ask you what you want in a guitar then toss out variations of what you want to hear.  We also never go with the old ‘it sounds like a buuuuuurrrrrssssttttttttt mannnnnnnnn”.

Check out the specs and condition sheet for all the details.  We welcome thoughful trade offers and move a lot of guitars because we are easy to work with…..dummies?…no…we probably won’t fall for the 12U pickoff moves….but we will entertain fair trades and offer values typically in excess of what other dealers will.

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