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Mario Martin Stratocaster – WOW Neck – Cert/Build Sheet/Case Included

Mario Martin is THE new ‘go to’ sub-$3k New Fender Style Guitar.  New they are a tremendous value.  They sell out like hotcakes and people adore them.  USED and in a condition like ours….total deal.  You simply can’t find a better value for your dollar than a used Mario Martin that is sub-2K and clean.

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This guitar comes with the Certificate of Authenticity, Original Case and the Build Sheet.  Fralin Hot pickups.  Nitro Finish.  Medium/Light Relic.  Nice C profile neck measuring .86″ – .93 which is a bit larger than a typical fender but a tad smaller than a ’59 LP (without being a thin skinny 60).

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Ronin Badmoon – Pinecrest Green over Master Grade Reclaimed Old Growth REDWOOD

Oh boy!  Ronin Guitars has ceased production and we have a mother load here at PrimeGuitars!  We BELIEVE in the products we carry…we loved Ronins when we first found them used….LOVED them again when we became their only dealer…and love them still when we can only acquire them used.  And the Badmoon is one of the most expressive instruments available anywhere.  Hand crafted one at a time.  Hand shaped necks.  Hand carved tops.  Personally selected woods and components.  The binding alone takes almost as long to set as it takes to create most other guitars.

YOU CAN SEE COMPLETE SPECS & CONDITION IN THE 3RD PICRTURE.

The body consists of their upgraded MASTER GRADE SOGR (Reclaimed Old Redwood).  This wood is the top of the food chain and is typically a huge upcharge.

This piece is from a smoke free environment. It weighs just 6lb-4oz and plays perfectly sitting or standing.  It comes with its original Case & Cert.  Pinecrest Green that is a silverish color in person with a tint of greenish.  Super unique.

The neck is a V-to-C that Ronin uses a LOT.  It measures .89″ – .94″.  1-11/16 Width and Stew Mac 154 Frets which are Med/Lg.  Factory Aging (light), Nitro Finish and Clay Dots.

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Ronin Betty – the tonally most additive Tele you an acquire

Teles are HOT ….been hot…always were hot….if you’re like most Tele guys you have several…many…a library of teles.  What you lack is a Ronin Betty.  Why?   Because they are the most additive guitar TONALLY of any we have encountered…period.

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Think of the proprietary Foil Pickup.  Not just some pickup with a screen cover….it’s a whole unique voice.  Put it this way…if you have a studio you invest more in mics than guitars…your pickup is your guitar’s mic….THIS MIC/PICKUP is SO unique.  Stringy, open, complex.  SO much information comes.  The neck can sound as much like bridge as it can a traditional neck pickup.  VERY responsive to tone knob changes too.  OH and the Redwood sounds like a brighter more Tele-like Les Paul….so THAT is why you NEED a Ronin Betty.

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Ronin Mirari with Master Grade Redwood – Made for ME (personal guitar)

2016 Ronin Mirari in custom 1-off Aqua Flake Sparkle!  This guitar was originally made for ME when I was the world’s only Authorized Ronin Dealer.   We loaded this with upgrades and features.  John & Izzy outdid themselves to create the ultimate Ronin.   Pretty sure we achieved that goal.

For the body, John selected his special low availability Master Grade Old Growth Recovered Redwood (aka SOGR).  He used a 1-piece Honduran Mahogany Neck and carved a perfect “C” .89 – .95 profile for me.   The width is 1-11/16 and the frets are Med/Lg “154” size for those who want exact specs/type.  The weight is perfect at 7lb-12oz and it is balanced and comfortable sitting or standing.

The pickups were a unique set of High Output Foilbuckers and they have more oomph and warmth than the traditional Foilbuckers.   Of course you can split the coils on these.   12″ Radius, Hipshot Tuners, 25.5″ Scale.

The finish just wows me to this day.  I am a sucker for a blue guitar. THIS blue is so perfect that it is edible.  The matching headstock is a great balance with the dark Rosewood Board.  The guard is hand-crafted aluminum.  Clay dots on the board…old school.  Thin nitro finish.  Just a guitar that you dream about…and it came true!

I have to say tonally this is in the top 10-percent of Ronins we had at the shop.  One of my favorites because it’s large and warm tonally.

You can see the complete specs & detailed condition in the 3rd picture.

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2008 Fender Custom Shop Wildwood 10 ’59 Tele – BRAZILIAN RW BOARD

Let’s face it…Wildwood gets pretty damn ‘pick of the litter’ quality from the Fender Custom Shop.  AND…the EARLY Wildwood series guitars are the most highly sought after because they were truly a huge step up from others in that period.  THIS 2008 Excellent Condition WW10 ’59 Tele is no exception. It features a BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD BOARD.

We have taken the time to create a Spec/Condition Sheet for this (and every listing for our store).  It can be found in the 3rd Picture.  Why don’t other dealers provide such transparency?…..that’s why for over 13 years Prime Guitars has been the choice for thousands of buyers of used high end guitars (new too of course).

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Danocaster Jazzmaster – Early “F” Headstock Logo

Supra-Cool! Danocaster F-headstock Logo Era JAZZMASTER.  This one has a NICE neck profile measuring .885″ – .99″ and some mighty fine pickups that almost read your mind with the nuance they create.  Dig in or lay off this is like a $15k bicycle that awaits your energy and reacts in thousandths of a second.

You can see all the Specs & Condition in the 3rd Picture.

With Danocaster ceasing production, opportunities are few to acquire fairly priced examples.  Snag this custom color early one.  If any continue to appreciate in value surely the early ones will.

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James Tyler USA Classic – Owned by Clint Black

Any chance you can get a guitar used or with a celebrity, my advice is to grab it.  Especially if the piece was used in performances or recordings and not just some paperweight they possessed.  THIS James Tyler USA is an early one and has DOCUMENTATION FROM CLINT BLACK (included with sale to new buyer) stating that it was used on stage with him for a long time.

The guitar has had some changes along the way and the pictures show how the electronics have been altered to accommodate the pro tastes.  You can easily swap it back to stock…but WHY…obviously it was done with good intention and the result thrilled audiences worldwide for hundreds and hundreds of shows.

You can see the complete specs & detailed pictures.  Take your time and absorb.  Sold as-is.  I’ll do my best to explain what I have here but I am not an expert in all aspects of wiring so you will have to use your eyes on that front.

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2019 Brian Monty BLUESMASTER w OX4 pickups

2019, that’s right 2019 Brian Monty Bluesmaster.  Custom ordered by a loyal customer of Brian’s…guy who has had at least 6 Monty Guitars.  This one has OX4 pickups and let me tell you it has THAT LP THICK Tone you have dreamed of.  I just put a set of OX4 pickups in my personal humbucker LP-style guitar and after all I have tried THEY are staying.

What a beautiful playing and sounding instrument.  The thin nitro is almost naked to the touch.  Tonally you will select this over almost any current production instrument.  It is THAT good and a bargain used (let alone new).   Vintage Guitar Mag reviewed Monty Guitars and loved them……….if you are not up on them you should be.  Build by 1 person….all by hand.

You can find ALL the SPECS & DETAILED CONDITION IN THE 3rd PICTURE..but here is a summary of the summary:

  • Just 7lb-6oz (yes it is chambered like virtually every Monty).
  • Original Hard Case
  • Callaham Bridge
  • Grover Tuners
  • C-Shaped Neck .89″ – .97″
  • 1-11/16″ Width
  • LP Scale
  • 12″ Radius
  • Indian Rosewood Board
  • Tiny bits of wear as described in spec/condition sheet.
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Suhr FRETLESS BASS – Custom Ordered

Impossibly Rare CUSTOM ORDERED SUHR FRETLESS Bass!  Excellent Condition from Smoke Free Environment with Original Hardshell Case.  Grab this because the chance of finding another are slim-to-none.

Specs confirmed with the Suhr Factory:

  • Weight 9lb-8oz
  • Model:  Classic J – Right Hand
  • Body Wood:  Alder, 2-Piece
  • Body Contours:  Arm & Tummy
  • Chambering:  None
  • Body Finish:  Gloss
  • Input Jacks:  Side Jack, Chrome
  • Bridge:  Badass Bridge II Chrome
  • Rear Routed for Electronics
  • 1.52″ Width (measured by Primeguitars)
  • 34.25″ Scale
  • Classic J Humphrey Pickups
  • Volume, Pan, ACTIVE 2-BAND EQ
  • 7.25″ Radius with STANDARD ROLL
  • INDIAN ROSEWOOD BOARD
  • Fretmarkers & Clay Side Dots
  • Hipshot Tuning Gears
  • Satin finish back of neck
  • GLOSS finish on fretboard
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Brian Monty Bluesmaster – Reviewed in Vintage Guitar Magazine

Brian Monty Bluesmaster in Excellent “-“/VG”+” Condition.   This is from a nonsmoking environment andhas no major issues but some play wear outlined in the Spec/Condition Sheet (Please see pictures for the Sheet).

The key to this instrument is how woody it sounds. Brian makes each guitar himself and uses select hand chosen woods.  He finishes each in a thin nitro to allow the woods to breath and the tone to flow.  I am aware that Brian is the subject of an article in Vintage Guitar Magazine because his work is renowned amongst those who search for modern masterpieces.

Couple of key features on this one:

  • C Neck Profile .88″ – .95″
  • No Fretwear
  • Some nicks and wear detailed in pictures and/or the spec sheet
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2011 Baker B3 Fire

Baker B3 Fire with upgraded KINMAN Noiseless P90s!  From Smoke Free Environment.  Comes with Orange Form Fit plush caase & Build Sheet/Tags/tools.   Super resonant and exciting guitar to play.  Fat full tones.

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Buy from the trusted source for boutique gear.  For over 13 years we have supplied thousands of buyers with clean, unique instruments.   We shop the world so you don’t have to….read our reviews and have confidence…or take your chances with some ‘random’

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2006 Gustavsson Bluesmaster Custom ’59

Cream of the crop alert.  Gustavsson Bluesmasters have stood the test of time.  Rarely offered for sale.  Early examples such as this are THE ones most sought after.  This is a 2006…just a few dozen into the production of Bluesmasters.  As a point of reference, asking price on 2003s are almost 30% higher than this one.

This JG weights just 8lb-4oz.  1-piece Mahogany Back.  .895″ – .998″  “C” Profile Neck.  BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD Board.  AMERITAGE CASE (likely upgraded).  From a smoke free environment.  Excellent Condition.

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Ronin Badmoon – Just 5lb-6oz

One of the most labor intensive guitars created today…actually they are NOT being created because Ronin ceased operations…so THIS is one of your only opportunities to grab a labor of love.  The Badmoon is a masterpiece.  We have sold more Ronins than any dealer on the planet…and we can attest to the fact that we have sold more Ronins to Celebrities than ANY other brand.

This weighs just 5lb-6oz.   MASTER Grade Recovered OLD GROWTH Redwood Body and Honduran Mahogany Neck.  Clay Dots.  Wonderful “C” Profile neck with a familiar profile.   Multi-ply ivroid binding that takes HOURS to install.

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Tonally you won’t find a more additive piece of equipment…period.  Ronin’s pickups are not just screen-door covered humbuckers…they are unique and inredibly DIFFERENT from anything else you have ever heard.

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GVCG Blackguard with RON ELLIS Pickups

One of THE best all-time Telecasters to pass through the store in our 13 years.  Tonally this achieves the nirvana balance of inherent warmth and clarity.  Has just enough oomph without passing into ‘tonal shrapnel’.  We get the best of the best….and this is the tip of the iceburg in that arena.

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Has RON ELLIS pickups (not certain of model and not pulling them out  because the tone is what matters and I’ve described that).

Weight at just 6ln-9oz!

YES it has the original hardshell case AND “Tag” from GVCG.

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2015 Nash Super-STRAT

Affordable workhorse guitar here folks. 2015 NASH complete with Trem Bar and Form Fit Case.  A Nash is what Leo Fender intended when he created the utilitarian Tele/Strat.  Comfortable, well made and amazing sounding with no frills.  This particular guitar has tonal variety from the included Humbucker.  You also nail those essential Strat positions.  If you need to cover a lot of tonal ground…or are looking for a quality piece to take the place of several other niche guitars….this is for you.

You can see all the Specs & Condition in the 3rd Picture where we provide more details than our competition.  Buy from THE trusted source for boutique gear.  For over 13 years we have sold the best boutique gear to thousands of satisfied buyers around the globe.  Get it from us or you’ll be taking your chances with some random…..

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1981 Gibson Les Paul Heritage 80 ELITE

Oh the sound of that FAT Les Paul….chewy thick that just stomps on thin sounding les pauls….yeah….THIS (and this series) oh they are coveted for this very reason.  THICK FAT WOWness.  You may have a lot of guitars…even a lot of Les Pauls…but this is the 70s/80s LP that defined a generation of tone.   The Shaw Pickups, real mahogany…..mmmmm these just deliver where so many othersa are like a Pontiac GTO with a VW Bug Engine….this is like that sleeper Nissan GTR that freaking blows past you in your M-series.

This has some wear….a refret and some upgraded pots.  …oh and the case is SKB….but the guts are all there and it is a freaking tone monster.  Check our reviews….we are known for delivering choice boutique guitars to thousands of buyers across the globe…for over 13 years.  You could take your chances and buy from a ‘random’ or get gear from the trusted source

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Palir Burncaster

Genuine PALIR “Burncaster” with Porter Pickups.  Just 7lb-2oz and has the original hardshell case.  From a smoke free environment.   Palir is the most recently copied brand in the marketplace. If you look at their unique finishes you can clearly see where others have taken up the Palir way of featuring grains and distressed finishes.  These guys are onto something.  Here is a guitar that to my ears can do everything from Tele to LP Junior.  It just screams….and affordable excellence.  Prices on Palirs are creeping up and up and up as more dealer carry them and more sell.   Grab this before they become the next Danocaster.

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Tom Anderson Drop Top – Light Tiger Eye Burst!

Probably not a more iconic boutique guitar than a Tom Anderson Drop Top.  These are so often copied but nothing achives the level of “tight” that a Tom Anderson does.  Tonally consistent like few other brands.  Each is a unique piece despite them being produced in decent quantities.  They were my first non-PRS boutique and they hold a special place in my heart.

This piece is from 2011 and is super clean & from a smoke free environment.  Of course it comes with the original hardshell case (and YES the TREM BAR).  The finish is unique….Light Tiger Eye Burst for those who want a fresh color but not an ‘easter egg’.    The pickup configurations on this allow you to make it your grab and go.

I LOVE these guitars through modeling amps such as an Axe FX.  I tried this through my AxeIII and the results are amazing.  You truly achieve Strat, LP and even LP Jr Tones. SUPER snappy and punch when you want and thick and chewy when you need to change pace.

You can see all the Specs & Condition in the 3rd Picture.  Buy from the trusted source for boutique gear. For over 13 years we have supplied thousands of rare modern pieces to players around the globe….or you could take a shot and get something from some ‘random’…..

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2019 Tom Anderson RAVEN – Smells NEW

So you love the idea of a super strat but you also LOVE the idea of an offset body….LET ME SAY I never totally “Got” the offset body until I got this guitar.  OMG you sit and it fits you freaking perfectly.  Stand and it’s perfect.  Your arm sits comfortably and securely.   I absolutely LOVE this body shape.

This instrument is a true buyer’s remorse item.  2019 Delivery and the lad was forced to liquidate it.  Smells new.  Save $1000 on something that has a couple of hours of play in a nonsmoking environment.  Most would call this Mint but we call it Excellent to avoid “Joe Post-Purchase Renegotiation Dude”.

You can see all the Specs & a Detailed Condition in the 3rd Picture…but here is a teaser:

  • Just 7lbs
  • Original Hardshell Case & Cert
  • 2019
  • Carmel Maple Satin finish neck
  • C “Even Taper” profile
  • 1-11/16″ Width
  • Heavy Frets
  • PH1 & HC2 Pickups
  • 3-Way, BIG TOGGLE and 2 Cut Switches
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1991 Music Man EVH Signature

Is there ANY more bullseye hitting instrument than the early 1990s Music Man EVH Guitars?  I mean they freaking NAIL that Eddie tone.  Not too much distortion but that edge of insanity (macalpine reference there)….SNAP….super fast necks.  Ergonomic.   I went through the rack with every guitar I had here vs. this ….nothing comes close.  Some are too gentle…many are too harsh….others lack that crunch.

I mean we can search the world and trade $10k into 50 cents by turning over a zillion guitars…and the answer is right in front of you….if you want that classic Eddie/80s tone…get the freaking EVH Signature.

This one is in a cool trans-red with an amazing top.  It has nice birdseye on the neck.  Yeah some wear but not beat to crap.  You can see all the Specs & Condition in the 3rd PICTURE…we do the work up-front to save you sending questions like “case”…..i mean how does one answer a one word email?….is it like that word association game…first word that comes to mind?…I suck at that…likely to say “catfood”.

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CALLAHAM Stratocaster

Oh a founding father of the boutique strat market…Mr Callaham….I remember the days when I lusted after his guitars….only known about through rumor and an ‘in the know’ confession.  The 4+ year wait turned me off at the time..then he stopped taking orders and focuses on his hardware (world class).  Trainwreck Kenny used to compliment Callaham’s Amp work (kenny hated everyone’s work except a few)…and GUITARS are what Callaham was most known for…does that tell you just how good these are?

Partscaster fans will find these FEEL like a hand carved instrument.  The neck just has this amazing Satin-C shape that you know was painstakingly created.  Everything about this speaks of quality.  Mainstream guitars just feel and SOUND very stamped out vs. a Callaham.  I scoop these up when I can find them (which is about once a year if I am lucky).  This one just rings out unplugged.  The guitar has that vintage spanky Strat tone and the in-between tones just jangle and jangle.  The notes have a certain fatness that reminds me of what a high powered twin tweed does to notes…..they just bloom.

You can see all the specifics….Specs & Condition…in the 3rd Picture.  If you are worn out of the Guitar Store Brands…step up to a Callaham…

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PRS Private Stock 513 – LOOK at the WOODS

OMG I am a sucker for a blue guitar…..and this one is just hauntingly beautiful.  Notice how WOW the top is straight on…..no bs pics lying down to get the quilt to pop…just Hall-of-Fame 1-off TOP…WOW.

Oh it doesn’t stop there.  Check out the matching Control Covers.  SEE the Honduran Rosewood BOARD with all that figuring.  Look at that lush East Indian Rosewood NECK.  The high gloss nitro finish feels like it is not even there.  The guitar feels and sounds organic which is a HUGE step for PRS since the early Private Stocks which looked great but had that ‘smothered by plastic’ tone.

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

This piece is truly spectacular.  You know how it goes…when a 1-off Guitar speaks to you GRAB IT or be stuck settling forever.

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Gustavsson Bluesmaster P90

2011 Gustavsson Bluesmaster P90 in tuxedo!  Gloss Black with binding on both the body & neck.  This understated piece conjures up images of the 50s classics but without the undisclosed issues, playability concerns, hit-or-miss tone and of course the seldom disclosed weight.  This is a Tele in LP Clothing that happily marries the best of both worlds. It is said the best LPs are Teles on steroids….well, here you have the consummate example.  Many have tried to achieve this…..Gustavsson successfully achieves it.  The body is NOT an exact tele shape…it is slightly modified while retaining the aesthetic.

This ain’t no Hamer boys…this ain’t no tele either….

Brazilian Rosewood Board.  Premium Grade 1.75″ Mahogany with Premium Grade 1/2″ Maple.  C Profile neck measuring around .875″ – .96″.  Logo Brown Form Fit Rectangular Case.  Long Tenon.  High Gloss Nitro Finish.  Wolfetone P90 (Meaner set).  Comes with the Certificate of Authenticity.

Tonally this one has some serious snap even in the low end.  One of my favorite Gustavssons to ever pass through (and we have had more than just about anyone).  Excellent condition from nonsmoking environment.

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Gustavsson ASTROCASTER !

Impossibly rare!  Hand made F-style GUSTAVSSON that will knock your socks off and blow away your expectations.  We are talking about the cream of the crop here.  We search the world and find the best gear.  Our specialty is the unobtanium of modern boutique gear.  We’ve sold over 50 Gustavsson and they always impress.  NOW you can grab a rare Strat style. Not a copy…an adaptation.

This masterpiece comes from a smoke free adult environment. You can find all the Specs & Condition in the 3rd Picture.…but here is a peek:

  • Just 7lb-01oz
  • Brazilian Rosewood Board (NO CITIES PAPERS)
  • Alder Body
  • Callaham 6-Screw Trem
  • 1-11/16″ Width
  • 9.5″ Radius
  • .895 – .985″ C-profile neck
  • Certificate of Authenticity
  • Original Hardshell Case

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2019 Gil YARON Telecaster ’52 Blackguard

2019 Gil Yaron ’52 Blackguard in Near Mint Condition!  1-owner from a smoke free environment.  Just delivered and the owner traded it to us.  I compared it to my real ’51 Nocaster and you can’t tell the difference tonally.  Open, stringy with that haunting fullness and inate sustain.  He NAILED it.  Friends at home know we specialize in all the best modern boutique guitars….so when we say something is “IT” usually we are pretty right on the mark.

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Here are a few data points for those who can’t wait!

  • 6lb-15oz
  • 1-Piece Ash Body
  • 1-Piece Maple Neck
  • Very soft V neck profile:  .82″ – .95″
  • Yaron Pickups
  • 1-11/16 Width
  • Medium Frets
  • 9.5 Radius
  • Original Hardshell Case
  • Nitro Finish

These rarely come up for sale and new they are thousands more.  Grab this before it evaporates.

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