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Here we have a cool Custom Shop SG. A 2005 Gibson SG Standard Custom Authentic made in the Custom Shop. This model was a Guitar Center exclusive and had slightly different specs from a normal Historic series SG at the time, namely the Grover kidney bean tuners and the lightly aged finish. This guitar was the precursor to the Historic VOS models (VOS finish wasn't available in 2005 and was first introduced in 2006). It features a mahogany body, mahogany neck, and a gorgeous fingerboard...the variegated grain with black lines and beautiful colors would make you think it's Brazilian Rosewood but knowing how unlikely that is we believe this to be Madagascar Rosewood. All original, never modified, never repaired. In excellent condition. The neck is straight and true. The frets are in perfect condition and show no wear. It has that famous 60's neck profile that Gibson originally advertised as the "fastest neck in the world". It feels great: not too fat, not too thin. This guitar oozes with vintage vibe. Mick Taylor, Duane Allman, Dickie Betts, all saw the beauty of the SG model. When Mick Taylor got his SG, his 1959 Les Paul became his backup guitar...now that's saying something. The pickups are PAF reissues and they sound awesome. The figuring on the body is beautiful. A lot of guys back in the day, changed the tuners to Grovers, so to me it's got the total Mick Taylor/Duane Allman vibe. It's one of best feeling and sounding SG models we have had in a while. Comes with original hardshell case. Considering the new SG Standard Historic Reissue model has a retail price of $6351 and discounts to $4499 this guitar is an incredible bang for the buck!Learn More
God I love an old tube amp. Ain't nothin' in the world like 'em. It's soul...that's what it's all about, soul. We have a 1956 Gibson Skylark GA-5 Amplifier. It has the original white tolex. The plastic Gibson logo is mostly gone. Our tech has gone through it, and it is working perfectly. Original tubes: USA made Tung Sol 6V6 GTA, RCA 12AX7, and RCA 5Y3GT. The transformer is changed with a Classic Tone, totally recapped, pots cleaned, and it has a new Jensen Mod speaker. It sounds fantastic, with a tube harmonic distortion that is unbeatable. I would put it up against any Fender Champ. It's great for harp, great for guitar, great for the studio, great for inspiration. This amp will inspire you to play your best. It does show a fair amount of wear, but it has the vintage vibe and it's ready to go for another 50 years. Comes with the original speaker that will need reconing if you want to use it.Learn More
I'm proud to say that I've known Joe Bonamassa since he was a teenager. Met him while he was recording with his first band, Bloodline, in the early 90's here in Memphis, TN. I used to sell him and his father guitars. He's a very cool guy that loves guitars to the bottom of his heart. Joe knows guitars. He has an amazing collection of vintage guitars. Knowing that this guitar was patterned after his most prized ES-335 should give you confidence that this is an exceptional instrument. Indeed it is a wonderful guitar. Gibson hit the ball out of the park. The neck is just a tad thinner that the standard 1959 Gibson neck profile. It is in mint condition, showing no wear. Comes with original hardshell case, warranty paper, and certificate of authenticity. The neck is straight and true. Playability is awesome. It has had a $186 pro set up and fret dress by Joe Glaser in Nashville, TN so it's good to go for you right out of the box.Learn More
The 714ce sports Taylor’s popular and versatile Grand Auditorium body style and incorporates a compelling alternate take on the classic rosewood/spruce pairing, featuring Lutz spruce rather than Sitka. Together with Taylor’s Performance bracing and tone-enhancing protein glues, players can expect a bold and dynamic voice that balances rosewood’s natural overtone sparkle with a strong fundamental focus, giving this and other 700 Series guitars a rootsy musical personality with expansive musical range. That musical character is matched by an aesthetic that’s grounded in Americana style and refined with Taylor’s precision-crafted details. Rosewood’s mocha complexion is complemented with wood-rich trim, featuring Hawaiian koa binding, a herringbone-style rosette of Douglas fir with maple/black accents, bias-cut Douglas fir top trim, and a “weathered brown” pickguard design with a pattern reminiscent of leather. Modern playing amenities include a Venetian cutaway and Taylor’s stage-ready ES2 pickup and preamp.Learn More
For players looking to cover new ground, the SE Custom 24 7-String offers the feel and tones you’ll need. The addition of a low-B string will help you explore new sonic territory whether you’re playing rock, jazz, or metal.Learn More
The SE Custom 24 7-String, PRS Guitars first 7-string production instrument, takes familiar PRS aesthetics and playability to new sonic territory. Using the Custom 24 as a platform, this guitar adds a low-B string to offer increased versatility to the player who wants more tonal range. Whether you’re playing rock, jazz, or metal, this guitar provides extended low-end growl, increased chordal variance, and a greater ability to embellish standard chords.
The SE 7-String features a beveled maple top with flame maple veneer and mahogany back, a 24-fret, 25” scale length maple neck with rosewood fretboard and bird inlays. The electronics package pairs SE HFS and SE Vintage Bass pickups with a volume, push/pull tone, and 3-way blade switch. The SE HFS and SE Vintage pickups were designed to mirror the Maryland-made pickups of the same name (used on the Custom since 1991). Originally meaning Hot, Fat, and Screams, the HFS was the evolution of the original Standard treble pickup. The HFS is a powerful pickup with a balance of aggression, clear highs, strong mid-range, and strong bass. Likewise, the Vintage bass is the evolution of the original Standard bass pickup and has a warm high-mid sound that is excellent for many musical styles.
The Fender Telecaster is a guitar that needs no introduction. It has been, and remains the go-to choice thanks to its timeless shape and sound. This incarnation, the 2012 American Standard Telecaster, adds a body contour and Custom Shop pickups adding extra comfort and an even better Tele tone than ever before. The addition of a Custom Shop single-coil Broadcaster pickup in the bridge position and a Custom Shop "Twisted" single-coil pickup in the neck position offers a huge, full, bright and snappy tone that is quite frankly awesome! For total control of your tone, the 2012 American Standard Tele comes with master volume, masta delta tone control (no-load), and a 3 position pickup switch. Other appointments that make the Fender 2012 American Standard Telecaster exceptional include a 6-saddle American standard strings-through-body Tele bridge with bent steel saddles and a stamped brass plate, deluxe staggered cast tuning machines, knurled flat-top chrome control knobs and a 3-ply black pick-guard. This guitar is in great condition showing some overall slight cosmetic wear with the worst blemish being a dent near on the side the edge of the lower bass side. The frets look unplayed. The neck is straight and true. Electronics work fine and sound fantastic.Learn More
Here we have a 1976 Gibson ES-335TD with a factory original Burgundy Red finish. The serial number is 00 147142, which is on a decal on the back of the neck. That numbering system was only used for three years. The tuners have been changed to Schallers. The hardware is chrome. There is some pitting on the pickup covers, bridge and tailpiece. The tailpiece has been converted from trapeze to a stop tailpiece; a big improvement in tone. The pickups are "tar back" style. The pickups were used for a period of time during the 70's. The pickups themselves are encased in plastic to stop feedback. They sound really good and the pickups alone typically sell on ebay for over $200 each. It has a factory phase switch that Gibson used on the 335 models for about three years. The frets show wear, but still have life left in them. There is age appropriate nicks and dings, and wear. This guitar is structurally solid, very comfortable to play, and the overall condition is good. It sounds great and with the factory phase switch it is extremely versatile. It's a cool vintage Gibson that won't break the bank. Comes with original hard case.Learn More
The SUBWAY D-800+ addresses the player who wants enhanced frequency control and an interface for outboard signal processing. The upscale D-800+ preamp features expand upon the acclaimed D-800 by including a comprehensive EQ section with Semi-Parametric sweep-able LOW and HIGH MID Bands, the addition of a BRIGHT switch, an adjustable HIGH-PASS Filter with control from 30Hz to 150 Hz, and on the Rear Panel, a Series Effects Loop, Tuner Output and 1/4” MUTE footswitch jack.Learn More
The D-800+ upgrades include an adjustable HIGH-PASS Filter that allows control over the sub-lows in your mix from 30Hz to 150 Hz to achieve the tightest response, most detailed articulation and maximum headroom in an ensemble scenario or large venue application.
Either way you get there, the straight ahead and beautifully simple D-800 or the upscale, fully featured D-800+, the SUBWAYS deliver nuance-rich Tone, stunning power and headroom and a blend of flexibility and portability that would be any Bassist’s dream ride to musical inspiration.
So, I'm researching this guitar, and I find out it is a 1950 model. I started telling everybody, "Man, this is an old guitar, 1950!" Everybody at the shop says, "That IS old!" Then I realize, I was born in 1951. So from now on I'm not saying anything about a guitar being old. We are offering a Gibson L-4 made in 1950. The back of the neck has been refinished. There was a crack in the headstock on the low E string side that was repaired, pro job. The body finish is original. The tailpiece has been changed. It is the same style as the original. The bridge thumb wheels have been changed, but the bridge is original. It is missing the pickguard. The tuners are repro Kluson style. There is a plugged jack-hole on the lower bout. There is a fair amount of pick wear on the top. It was well-used and well-loved. It plays fine, sounds great, and looks very cool. The frets have been professionally refretted and are in near perfect shape. The action is great; comfortable and fast. It is a very cool, vintage guitar. Great for jazz, blues, or whatever. Comes with a hardshell case that's not in great shape, but will be fine to store it and ship it in. This is a real vintage Gibson, one of their mid line models for $2000, which is a great deal.Learn More
You know, in his day Bobby Henshaw was the Eddie Van Halen of the ukulele. He was a king, a monster player. Unfortunately for Bobby, the pitfalls of being King Of The Uke proved to be too tempting. Wine, whiskey and women got him in the end, but his legend burns brightly. Okay, okay, I made all that up. I'm sure Bobby was a decent man that loved his mother, and paid his bills on time. Here we have a really cool, Bobby Henshaw baritone ukulele. It dates from the 1950's. It says "Bobby Henshaw, Sorkin" on the headstock. USA made. I believe it was made by the Harmony Company in Chicago. It shows some wear. There is a hairline crack on the back. It's a minor crack, and appears to be stable. It sounds great, plays great, and looks really good. Comes with a super nice tweed, hard shell case.Learn More
Here's a super cool bass that you don't see very often. We have a 1963 Gretsch 6070 Country Gentleman hollow body bass. Featues one single Gretsch Supertron pickup. This is a great sounding bass, perfect for blues, jump blues, jazz, rock, anything you want. The neck feel has a similar profile to an upright bass: BIG and full, and it has that upright bass thump too, even when it's plugged in. Just so cool. Now the downside: it has the typical vintage Gretsch binding issues, which means it's going brittle and crumbling. The previous owner says the binding hasn't changed in the last 20 years, and it does appear to be stable. If it were mine, I would leave the binding alone. It certainly doesn't affect the sound or playability. The finish is original...everything is original for that matter. We are selling it as-is regarding cosmetic issues, but we guarantee that the bass works and plays fine. The frets are in good shape. This bass has had flatwound strings on it its entire life, so the fingerboard is in fine shape. The bass player for the Sons Of Champlin played a bass just like this at the Human Be In in San Francisco, so there's that. There is no case and no stand post.Learn More
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Leo Fender spent his life creating incredible, world famous inventions that we all love. At G&L Guitars, Leo refined his classic designs, further improving them, year after year. The ASAT Bass is great representation of what Leo achieved! You are looking a G&L bass that is, without a doubt, the coolest one we've ever seen. It's also one of the rarest and most unique. This bass has some options never before done by G&L on one of their basses. While they've offered metal flake finishes for bodies, they have not done metal flake on the entire neck, back, and headstock. That combined with neck and double body binding looks amazing. This is also the first bass neck to be built with vintage frets, a cool option that gives it a vintage 60's P-Bass feel.
Overall, this is a very special bass, one that any player will find thrilling. It has it all: handmade quality, and innovative and refined design in hardware and electronics. It is comfortable, easy to play, loaded with sound possibilities, and looks awesome. It's completely modern yet oozes vintage history and tradition. You can't help but love it!
The foundation of the ASAT Bass is a pair of G&L Magnetic Field Design humbuckers backed by the flexible Tri-Tone control system, providing the sort of versatility that’ll let you find your tone no matter what kind of bass line you’re laying down. The Tri-Tone system features a trio of mini toggles for pickup selection, series/parallel signal routing and active/passive operation, as well as a trio of knobs for volume, treble and bass. With all that under the hood, Leo gave the ASAT Bass the kind of chops that’ll fit in any situation, from classic R&B to power-packed rock to poppin’ funk. What’s more, the ASAT Bass features an innovative Leo Fender-designed Saddle-Lock bridge to transfer string energy right into the body end-grain for an incredibly resonant instrument. On the other end is a comfortable, C-shaped neck checking in with a comfortable 12" radius and 21 Jescar 57110 medium-jumbo nickel-silver frets ready to deliver silky playability.Learn More