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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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2012 Aristides 010 Aluminum

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

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Canton Holdsworth Signature Model

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

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

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

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BC Kingston Fusion

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

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2014 McKay Duo Flo

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

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2003 Guild® 50th Anniversary D55 Brazilian RW Proto NAMM

2003 Guild® 50th Anniversary D55 Brazilian RW Proto NAMM

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

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1960 Tony zemaitis Acoustic

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

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