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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.

SEE 3rd PICTURE FOR A COMPLETE SPEC & CONDITION SHEET

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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Michael Stevens CLASSIC – Tom Holmes PUs

Michael Stevens CLASSIC – Tom Holmes PUs

JUST IN!  Impossibly Rare – Mike Stevens CLASSIC.  Weighs just 9lb-4oz.  TOM HOLMES H453LTD Pickups.  Carved top & carved back (1-piece mahogany).  This won’t last long.  OHSC Excellent Condition from Smoke Free Environment.

 

 

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Gil Yaron Singlecut “Gilyaron” : Just 8lb-4oz

Oh you like boutique guitars…..you have a lot of them….different flavors of this and that….but deep down you know it’s time to consolidate…maybe…just MAYBE if you had a COUPLE of WORLD CLASS instruments then you could just concentrate on playing rather than A/B/C/D/E/F’ing all same flavors of vanilla that you currently own.  Yup…common issue and we see it ALL the time.

Welcome to PrimeGuitars.com. I take trades.  I specialize in helping you select the RIGHT instrument for YOU.  We try to stock several of all models so that you have a choice and are not stuck with what’s in stock.

This particular Yaron is labeled Gilyaron on the headstock.  It features a 1-piece Mahogany Body and Flame Maple Top.  Brazilian Rosewood Board.   Typical ’59 LP “C” Neck Profile at .90″ – 1.01″.  Light Factory Aging.  Weight at a perfect 8lb-4oz.  Comes with the Original Hardshell Case (no cert or papers).

Tonally…oh you’re in for a treat.  But that is my opinion. What matters is the type of tone YOU are seeking.  Give me a call or text ANYTIME and let’s help select the RIGHT Yaron for YOU.

 

 

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Glendale Tele w Roasted Maple Neck

Best value in a Sub-$2k Telecaster?….Glendale.  Think about it, most people say hardware plays a HUGE role in the tone of a guitar…and GLENDALE Tele Bridges are considered to be the cream of the crop.  Look at teh locking bridge saddles on this one…and the Aluminum E/A bridge is all the rage amongst tele players because it gives you that clarity and snap in the bottow 2 wound strings while retaining that smooth brass tone for the other 4.  I use this setup on my own tele. Read up and see the pros do too.

This guitar is clean and from a smoke free environment. It comes with its original hardshell thermometer case.  The neck is .918″-.945″ and it just VIBRATES.  It is ROASTED MAPLE.  Check out the CORVETTE RED finish.

See all the Specs and a Detailed Condition in the 3rd picture.  We scour the world so that you don’t have to.  You can buy from us and rest assured that the item you receive will be as described….thousands of reviews over decades….or you can take your chances on Joe Random…who will stick you with some dinged up ‘great shape’ guitar then load you up with excuses….you decide….

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Saul KOLL Duo Glide : Just 6lb-1oz

Saul Koll has hand built art quality instruments for decades.  He has never copied anyone or anything.  Rarely are any two of his works the same.  When you see one that speaks to you GRAB it because it won’t resurface.  I’ve been a fan for decades and have owned dozens of these.  Each and every one is a treat to hold and hear.  When you can find clean used examples they are STEALS vs. the stamped out tired designs available at similar price points.

This clean 2005 Duo Glide is from a smoke free environment and comes with its original hardshell case.  It weighs just 6lb-5oz.  Just LOOK at how the quilted maple top POPS.  The neck is a full yet comfortable .835″ – .985″ “C”.  The board is Brazilian Rosewood.

You can see ALL the SPECS & a DETAILED CONDITION in the THIRD PICTURE.  Buy from a trusted source for bespoke and rare boutique gear.  Thousands of positive reviews spanning decades…..or you can take your chance with ‘randoms’ who use one word condition descriptions like “clean”…then you get it and cringe.

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2015 Gibson ES-Les Paul : Cert & Unsigned Warranty Card

Finally a Gibson you can gig with that won’t break your back OR your wallet!  This ES-Les Paul weights in at just 6lb-3oz.  Perfectly balanced sitting or standing.  You feel and hear all that classic Les Paul GROWL but you also get this amazing airiness to the notes that isn’t muddy like an ES-335.  Think more tele-overtones and you’re there.

This particular guitar is from a smoke free environment.  It comes with the CERTIFICATE of AUTHENTICITY & UNSIGNED WARRANTY CARD. Of course it includes the OHSC.

The neck is a great one for both Fender Lovers AND Gibson Lovers!  A “C” profile that measures .85″ to .95″ which is between a Strat and a LP.

Very clean guitar and you can see all the Specs & Detailed Condition in the 3rd Picture.

Buy from an online store with 13+ years of experience and thousands of positive reviews….we scour the world so you don’t have to. ….or you can take your chances buying from some ‘random’ who claims their guitar is ‘mint’…well it’s their definition of mint…which means it used to be….like at one point…but move those strings and see the grooves….and look on the sides and see the bands….’ahhhh sounds great mannnnnnnnnnnn….got it like that….(and my favorite response))….ENJOY!” which is the ultimate FU when they stuck you with an overgraded piece.

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Grosh HOLLOWTRON – Brazilian Board!

THE most labor intensive instrument that Grosh Guitars produces.  Don himself creates each of these masterpieces.  They take around one year and the cost new is over $7k.  They are my favorite Grosh Guitars and I’ve sold over 60 of them.  These rarely come up for sale because they are special.  Just think of what a Gretsch wishes it was.

The playability is over thetop.  These guitars don’t fight you like a Gretsch does.  They have all the top end sparkle and chime but they have organic warmth too.  The body size is wonderful and doesn’t feel like you’re playing a pool float.

JUST 7lb-6oz!   BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD BOARD!   WONDERFUL NECK .90″-.92″. BRAND NEW CASE!  YES THE SWITCH TIP IS INCLUDED …IT IS IN THE CASE.

See the complete Spec & Condition Sheet in the 3rd Picture.  We are the only dealer on the planet to take the time to produce such a thorough document.

PrimeGuitars scours the world so you don’t have to….you might find similar guitars for sale….from ‘randoms’…..and take your chances….OR you can buy from someone with decades of experience and thousands of positive feedbacks for high end gear across countless forums…..

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Gustavsson Futuremaster PROTOTYPE : 1-Piece Korina / Throbak LTD / Braz RW / Extended Cutaway!

THE iconic Gustavsson piece!  This is THE FUTUREMASTER Prototype!  This was a super small run of 1-piece korina guitars produced by Johan Gustavsson when he had access to fine large blanks of wood…this has dried up and that’s why you rarely see this wood being used.

NOW, see THIS piece and it’s a super light weight QUARTERSAWN (just see the grain) 1-piece body.  I’ve owned almost every one of the pieces in this run (I believe 7 were made) and none of the other ones even come close to the woods that this has.

NOW, check out the custom enlarged cutaway which allows you unequalled upper fret access.   Again, a feature you won’t find on the others.

OH and the pickups are the Throbak LIMITED SLE 101s (these are $650 alone).

The board?…select BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD!

Weight?   7lb-14oz

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

This guitar has a freaking HUGE tone.  You will LOVE the sound of expert craftsmanship paired with high quality woods.  Korina is what maple/mahogany WISHES IT SOUNDED LIKE.   Beautiful highs but crisp LOWS.  This particular instrument features a hauntingly beautiful upper midrange.

There are few guitars that are seriously additive to any collection.  THIS is such a piece.   I have spoken…

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Rick Toone S2 – Loaded with COOLNESS

Impossibly rare RICK TOONE S2 guitar.  These are over $15k new folks and rarely come up for sale.   This one is so cool it has been in my collection and I have to say NO guitar on this planet sounds better through my Axe-Fx or my Bogner than this.  OH don’t be fooled…it also LOVES my 1961 Vox AC15 and my ’58 Twin Tweed.   Why?  How can 1 guitar play SO WELL with modern and vintage classics?    Couple of things

First off, the custom made super thin aircraft grade aluminum neck RESONATES like an angry rollercoaster car.  You feel string vibration like nothing you have ever experienced.   All that string vibration gets translated to the pickups and the result is a very big alive sound that will never fart out.

Second, the multi-scale Fender to Gibson let’s low strings gain clarity and high strings can be bent with ease.

This is probably the easiest playing guitar (from ergonomics) you can ever wish for.  I’ve been at this for decades.  I’ve had the Kleins and Cantons and Delaps and Teuffels.   Nothing compares.  Sitting or standing you find yourself ONE with the instrument.  You will find that things you practiced unsuccessfully suddenly can be done on this.

The guitar has been lovingly cared for.  You can see all the specs and condition in the 3rd picture (I’m the ONLY dealer on earth to prepare such a detailed piece).   The only thing of real note is that the prior owner had the guitar refinished.  It used to have a light factory relic (the owner wanted unrelic’d).

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2019 LENTZ HSL – Brand New – Authorized Dealer! Special Price

YES! I am NOW AN AUTHORIZED LENTZ DEALER!  This guitar comes with FULL FACTORY WARRANTY and it is a BRAND NEW!   Typical retail on this piece is $4100 but Scott is made it available to me at a sharp discount because he said it was ‘scratch & dent’ new.  All I can find on it is some extremely light contact hairline swirls so you are getting quite a steal on this one!

For years I have said that Lentz Guitars are THE poster child for boutique S or T style instruments.  Hundreds upon hundreds of players have migrated to a Lentz because they are built 1 at a time and they just come together CONSISTENTLY to be ALIVE, Vibrant, easy to play and SOULFULLY TONEFUL.  People say mojo has everything to do with an F style guitar’s tone….I say a zillion years of experience with a couple of the same people hand making them does.

CUSTOM ORDERS WELCOME – we take trades on custom orders….consolidate your collection!.    PrimeGuitars scours the world for the best and cleanest boutique instruments.  You can buy from some ‘random’ and take your chances OR trust a 1-man operation with a track record thousands of sales long.

Here are some specs but you can see them all in the 3rd Picture:

  • Just 6lb-09oz
  • 2019 Guitar
  • BRAND NEW with WARRANTY
  • DOUBLE BOUND! $500 Upgrade
  • 1-Piece Ash Body (<3.9lb)
  • 1-Piece Maple Neck
  • Matching Pots with Paper/Oil Caps ($100 upgrade)
  • 6105 Frets
  • Soft V Neck .88′ – .99″
  • Gotoh T Bridge with Brass Saddles
  • LENTZ Pickups Alnico 2 Bridge 10k & Alnico 5 Neck 7k
  • Original Hardshell Case
  • 3-Way
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Wysocki Strat : Just 6lb-13oz Old Growth Private Stash Woods!

Larry Wysocki is THE “Go To” supplier of exotic woods to the top luthiers on this planet.  You order a $20+k acoustic….chances are Larry gets the call for the woods.   He has been at it for over 50 years.  He travels the globe searching for the finest examples of tone woods for guitars.

Yep….I have another!   The most popular new brand I had during the past 12 months.  Larry makes maybe 6 guitars a year.  Each using select handpicked woods.  He crafts each piece by hand.  The result is about the most beautiful sounding, looking and playing guitars I’ve had in the shop.  I pay more for these just to have them around because my clientelle wants the best.

Here are some quick facts but you can see ALL the specs & detailed condition in the 3rd picture:

  • 2015 build
  • 1-piece air dried Ash body.
  • The entire guitar weighs just 6lb-13oz which is just about unheard of for a trem based strat.
  • The neck is 1-piece reclaimed sinker Maple (reclaimed).
  • A d’pergo with these woods would cost $18k….see what I mean?
  • The board is an 80-year old BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD
  • 9.5 Radius
  • .83″ – .96″
  • 1-11/16″ Width
  • ROLPH Pickups
  • ORIGINAL Hard Case
  • Non-smoking
  • Very light arm contact wear on top of guitar/finish
  • Couple of very tiny surface pinhead dings

Chances to acquire a Wysocki Guitar come around once every blue moon.

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2019 Mark Kane “DUMBLEATOR” – Buffered Effects Loop – BRAND NEW – Authorized Dealer

2019 Mark Kane “DUMBLEATOR” – Buffered Effects Loop – BRAND NEW – Authorized Dealer

BRAND NEW!  I am the world’s only Authorized Mark Kane dealer.  I got this in and it is BRAND NEW 2019 with full factory warranty.  Hand wired.  Point to point construction.  If you have a D-style amp you NEED one of these in order to capture part of the essesnce of the D tone.  It serves as both a secondary gain stage and as a source of buffering.  You need one ever if you don’t run outboard effects.
All of Mark’s D-style amps come with one when ordered…..there is a reason.

Happy to work with you to order a custom Dumble or Trainwreck from Mark built to your specs in just 8-10 weeks.  You can get THIS in a few days!

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Scala 1-Off Singlecut w Birdseye Maple Neck

Leo SCALA custom built instrument!  If you are looking for unobtanium then THIS is worth your investment.  As you know, Scala guitars are sold out everywhere and have a long leadtime.  This is an earlier piece and the features/craftsmanship will blow away anything within spitting distance of its price point.

YOU CAN SEE COMPLETE SPECS & CONDITION IN THE 3rd PICTURE

Where are you going to find a 1-piece HONDURAN MAHOGANY body with Spalted Maple Top & BIRDSEYE MAPLE NECK/BOARD for under $3k in this condition?  Then add the fact that this is all hand made and the woods hand selected.  Weight at just 7lb-14oz.  EXCELLENT condition from smoke free environment.  Comes with G&G Hardshell Case (white for those who feel the need to ask…as if that is the dealbreaker…apparently it is for those who ask because I have never once, in 13 years, sold a guitar to someone who asked what color the case is….I think it is my competition trying to drive me insane so that they can take over my niche.

OH yes it has the trem bar…I know that is another deal breaker…LOL….YES it has the trem bar!  No I don’t have pictures of the trem bar in natural light. I won’t weight it. I won’t tell you the iron composition of the metal.  I won’t measure the spacing of the threads on the bar for you and I won’t tell you the history of the bar.  Phew.  

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Don Grosh SET NECK – 2016 Near Mint

Here is a chance to snag a great deal on a very recent Don Grosh Setneck.  These guitars take over a year to create…I know, I was an Authorized Dealer for many years.  These are the top of the food chain because Don himself makes them.  Most you see are early 2000s.  VERY few have been produced in recent years as the demands on Don’s time have become larger.

This guitar weights in at just 7lb-15oz.  It comes with its Original Hardshell Case & Certificate of Authenticity.   The guitar smells new and has almost no wear on it.  You can barely tell it is pre-owned.  We specialize in clean high end guitars….mostly used…let the other guy pay full retail…you will save around 50% by grabbing this one vs. getting it new.

YOU CAN SEE ALL THE SPECS & CONDITION IN THE 3RD PICTURE 

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JET Earlewood

Jeffrey Earle Terwilliger creates “JET” Guitars one at a time.  An exclusive and small builder whose works are hoarded by collectors and players alike.  These rarely come to market and are typically scooped up within days.

This instrument weighs just 7lb-7oz. It is in Mint “-” Condition from a smoke-free, collector environment.  The piece comes with its original hardshell JET logo brown case.  It features the “Letter”, tools and picks as case candy.

The neck is a “D” profile measuring .84″ – .90″.  The board is Ebony and the neck has real wood bindings.  The nut is 1-11/16:

You can see ALL THE SPECS & DETAILED CONDITION IN THE 3rd PICTURE.

As you can see, PrimeGuitars(dotcom) carries a LOT of the best instruments on the planet.  We specialize in clean high end boutique gear that is hand selected.  See our feedback over 13 years and buy with confidence.

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c1979 Jim Kelley 30/60 – Celeb Owned

c1979 Jim Kelley 30/60 – Celeb Owned

Impossibly rare c1979 Jim Kelley 30/60.  Celeb owned and it has a plaque to prove it.  This amp is just WOW sounding.  The cleans and note bloom are haunting.  As a pedal platform….probably the best I’ve ever experienced.   As you probably know, Jim is now making a new version of the Line Amp in extremely limited quantities (I believe 7 total) that are being auctioned off.

I rescued this from Hollywood where it was left in a state of neglect.  It had been blowing fuses…so I took it to the best amp tech in the Midatlantic.  We determined that the amp needed new tubes and fresh caps…so I paid him to do this.  Also, my tech put the amp on a scope and determined that the wave the Output Transformer was putting out was way out of whack (sign of a lot of use with an attenuator).   I contacted Jim Kelley who was SUPER COOL and offered to sell me a replacement Output Transformer (same one used in his current amps).  My tech installed it and WOW.

So here is your chance to get an amp that has fresh service and a known history.  You’re not paying top dollar for some hidden issues.  Cosmetics are, as you can see, worn.   You’re buying this to play….enjoy it and use it.  USE it.

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Tom Anderson – Hollow Drop Top Classic w Piezo

Just out of a collection, this near mint Tom Anderson guitar is ready to be played and loved.  It is a Hollow Drop Top Classic and it features a PIEZO and a Madagascar Rosewood Board!    The guitar was barely played and lived in a smoke free environment.

You can see a complete rundown of the Specs & Detailed Condition in the 3rd Picture.

This color is wonderful. A modern take on a vintage hue.  The pickup configuration, the Vintage Voicing Switch and the Ability to Split Coils & Add the Bridge pickup…this is a recording/gigging guitarist’s dream.  I just LOVE Tom Anderson necks.  This one is 1-11/16″ and has Locking Tuners & Heavy Frets.  You can see the neck deph in the Spec / Condition Sheet.

YES the Trem ARM IS IN THE CASE…..I JUST LOVE THE EMAILS “TREM ARM”….like dude….is that really a dealbreaker?….cuz the answer is always YES and then you go poof….are there internet trem police lurking every listing ready to send an email saying only “Trem Arm?”….I mean that’s almost as good as when people ask what color the case is…really?…the case color stands between you and purchasing this instrument?…ahhh the joys of being loved on the internet.

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2013 Gustavsson Bluesmaster S – Brazilian RW Board w CITIES

You like WOW instruments?….you need to consider this 2013 Johan Gustavsson Bluesmaster S (Semi-hollow).  Hand Carved Mahogany Back & Hand Carved Flame Maple Top.  Honduran Mahogany Neck.  Johan makes each instrument the old fashioned way.  1-at-a-time.  THIN NITRO FINISH.  Attention to detail.  Bound body & neck.   But the key is how they SOUND.  3D is a word used most often.  Note bloom also makes every list.  The instrument FEELS like a part of you.  We have sold over 4-dozen Gustavssons used…we understand these fine guitars and can help you determine if the investment on THIS one is THE right one.

You can see the COMPLETE SPEC & CONDITION SHEET IN THE 3rd PICTURE.  But consider the following short list:

  • BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD BOARD – CITIES INCLUDED
  • Throbak SLE 101 Pickups w Cert
  • Just 6lb-13oz
  • 24.75″ Scale
  • 1-11/16″ Nut Width
  • C Neck Profile .89″ – .99″
  • Certificate of Authenticity Included
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Ron Ellis STRAT Pickups :  50 60 w FAT Bridge & Complete Pickguard w Pots & NOS Cap

Ron Ellis STRAT Pickups : 50 60 w FAT Bridge & Complete Pickguard w Pots & NOS Cap

Here is a ‘plug and play’ solution to your Strat needs.  Complete pickguard setup with Pots and 5-way.  The highlight….RON ELLIS Strat Pickups.  These are the 50s 60s w FAT Bridge.  NOS Cap included in the setup.

The guard is a 3-ply mint color.  I tried to take pics of it in different lights.  These pickups are the GO TO for anyone in the know.  You spend SO much money on gear…why not suck it up and get the best Strat upgrade available.    You will find Fender or Lollars to be very small sounding and sterile by comparison.  I have Ron Ellis in my Strat….been a fan since before they were hot.  We sell what we believe in….step up and join the ‘in the know’ crowd.

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James Tyler USA – Studio Elite BURNING WATER

Oh burning water Tylers are freaking cool…but when they have that overload of GREY in the finish…to me those are the DROOLWORTHIEST of them  This one is spectacular sounding.  It features a “SECRET” Landau humbucker in the bridge and factory original Suhr single coils.   YES some Tylers actually had Suhr pickups from the factory.  James chose what sounded best to him.

The weight is just 6lb-09oz and the body is Mamywo.  The frets are 6100.  YES it has the trem bar (LOL) …guys who ask that question NEVER BUY JACK SHIT….LOL..so I deprive them of their joy by proactively telling them.

The neck is Tyler’s ’59 C shape .85″ to .98″.  Compound radius 9.5 – 12.  1-5/8″ Nut.  Comes with the Build sheet and original hardshell  case.  No I won’t take a picture of the build sheet…why?…because in the 3rd picture is ALL the same specs that I copied down PLUS a detailed condition sheet…so there...I did MORE than you asked…

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2017 Frank HARTUNG Embrace Custom – Near Mint

2017 Frank Hartung “Embrace Custom”.  Hand crafted by a master luthier.  If this were new it would be thousands more.  Condition on this is super clean “mint -” with Original Hard Case & Certificate of Authenticity.  It  is a one-owner piece from a nonsmoking environment.   This is just LOADED with custom hand crafted features such as a Matching Flame MAPLE Headstock overlay, Maple pickup ringsm, Maple Neck Binding and Madagascar Rosewood Board.

The finish is a super thin nitro that isn’t sticky to the touch.  The weight is a WOW 7lb-5oz.  How many times have you lusted after a guitar only to find out it was a 9+ pounder….not here.  You can see ALL the specs & detailed condition in the 3rd PICTURE.  

Tonally this one has CLEAR ringing notes.  My test is thumping the Low E string…if it remains tight & the neck vibrates then the guitar has promise.  I read this years ago in a Guitar Player article…works nearly every time.  If you try the test on most LPs they are dead…and the low E farts out.  This guitar is super clear and musical especially in the low end.   It won’t overpower your amp’s bass side.  The notes form chords.  The notes are even from fret to fret and string to string.  The pickups are clear and not compressed sounding.  A bargain of a piece priced where you would find a bolt on scrap-wood production guitar.   Which do you want….please make the right call….please…..

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Tom Anderson T Classic Contoured

OMG Teles are HOT in the marketplace and THIS is SO additive to any Tele lover’s collection.  First off, the color is super cool.  In some lights it seems sort of solid and dark….put it in other lights and you get that vintage mustang cherry candle apple thing going on…you want to take a bite out of it because it looks edible.  And you won’t mind because this instrument is SUPER clean (SEE THE 3rd PICTURE FOR A SPEC/CONDITION SHEET).

The pickups are THE perfect match between single and humbucker.  They don’t hum like a single but they are not dark and overpowering of low powered amps like many hums.  The 5-way switch (with KICKBACK SWITCH) REALLY HELPS you dial in unique tones from this monster.

The weight is a perfect 7lbs.  The Neck is a great Even Taper C .86″ – .935″.  Swamp Ash Body.  1-piece Hard Rock Maple Neck w 1-5/8″ Width & Medium Frets.

If you love playing Teles and want to expand your horizons…thiS is for you. If you are a hum guy but want to transition into Teles…THIS is for you.

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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.

SEE ALL THE SPECS & DETAILED CONDITION SHEET: WE ARE THE ONLY DEALER IN THE WORLD TO TAKE THE TIME TO PREPARE SUCH A COMPREHENSIVE OVERVIEW

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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2018 Gibson Custom Shop – Les Paul ’59 RI MURPHY

OH this one has a HUGE tone…it was selected for a great customer of a major music store.  The customer had a standing order for anything Murphy LP that was exceptional…well THIS IS exceptional.  First off just look at the top on this.  Second, consider it’s just a few home use nonsmoking months old.  Weight..just 8lb-8oz.  YES it comes with the CERT and TAGS and Unsigned Warranty Card. YES THE AGED LIFTON CASE TOO!

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I played it and it blew me away.  Thickness galore.  Volume galore.  The neck is a perfect. .88″ – .98″.  No fretwear.  No issues.  LEMONBURST beauty that will.  I bent the crap out of the notes and THIS STAYED IN TUNE.  It totally stayed tight through every amp I experimented with.  It is one of those rare Les Pauls that just has the perfect EQ……GREAT MIDS but somehow the low e is still punchy and not farty.  I have to say I’ve had a lot of LPs but this one stands out as something people lust for.  If you are looking for that thin tone look elsewhere…thi one has THE CLASSIC LP tone you lust after.

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