This is one amazing guitar. A Tausch 665 Deluxe in Amber Burst. It is a set-neck, semi-solid Telecaster style body with hand-picked, meticulously chosen woods. Tausch guitars give new meaning to hand-made. He makes about two guitars a month. The attention to detail is extraordinary. He uses Harry Haussel pickups that sound amazing. It has a strat style tremelo with a Pau Ferro wooden block instead of the metal traditionally used. The resonance is unreal. The semi-acoustic body made of Pearwood gives the 665 a truely unbelievabe loud and "alive" acoustic response. Sound just explodes from this thing. The flamed maple neck is "set in", with a neck joint that enables comfortable access up to the highest registers. The sunburst finish is similar to the one use by Gibson on Les Paul models in the late 50's. It is lightweight, and an absolute joy to play. It is one of the best new guitars I've ever played: an inspiring instrument, that will make you happy for a lifetime.Learn More
Regular Price: $3,659.00
Special Price $2,817.00
Nowhere near a copycat of any kind, Icon lifts you on wings of unprecedented playability, tonality and resonance that are really astounding. Giant vintage tones resound beyond normal expectations and unlimited string bends abound—push ‘em as far as you can push—still ringing out. Icon is the no compromise vintage guitar, done in a totally iconic way, and with no vintage compromises. Icon has the look, but not the limited playability. So truly satisfying to play!Learn More
Regular Price: $1,795.00
Special Price $1,500.00
You know how some manufacturers will offer a "Limited Edition" model and make like 10,000? What's limited about that? How about a run of 24? Now that limited! We have 2014 GJ2 "Glendora NPG" made by Grover Jackson. It features a Basswood body, maple neck with ebony fingerboard, and reverse headstock. The finish is Jet Black with matching headstock. It has custom "Infinity" inlays on frets 5, 7, and 12; 10"-14" fingerboard radius, "Habenero" classic humbucking, and single coil pickups. It has black hardware with a non locking tremelo, and a blue hard-case made my G&G cases of Los Angeles. It is super clean, showing no wear. It plays great and sounds great. The neck is super fast, but a thin, wide profile that feels great. This is a rare guitar, and a great guitar...good combination.Learn More
Everybody here at the shop real digs this Music Man Valentine guitar. This one is used, but doesn't really look like it's been played. It still has plastic on the pickups and control cavity. We love the look of this guitar. It is a new, modern design, but it does have a certain vintage aesthetic as well. This guitar features a slab ash body, two Ernie Ball Music Man designed pickups (1-humbucker/1-single coil), with 3-way custom wired lever switch, coil tap, modern hardtail bridge with vintage bent steel saddles, 25.5-inch scale, oil and wax rubbed roasted maple neck with 10-inch radius maple fingerboard, 22 stainless steel frets, oversized 4-over-2 headstock and compensated nut. It plays and sounds like a million bucks. Comes with original hard case.Learn More
What is cooler than a 1950 Gibson ES-175? How about a Blonde Gibson ES-175? Now we're talking! We have a lovely Gibson ES-175N from 1950. Serial number A-9824. The finish is original and the guitar is very clean. There is light lacquer checking looks great and has that vintage patina. The ES-175 is a jazz guitarist's staple, just ask Joe Pass. The tuners are replacement Gibson tuners from the 1970's. The tailpiece has been changed. The pots are changed but we have the original wiring harness and it comes with the guitar (the date codes on the pots are from 1950). The case is a Gibson case from 1970's that needs a handle. At some point an excellent refret was done, and these frets are in great shape. Electronics work perfectly. It is professionally set up and ready to play right out of the box. It's a good investment, they aren't many this clean around, and it is a great playing and sounding guitar.Learn More
Immortality, that's what humans have longed for since the beginning of time. Y. Sandoval has achieved immortality in a weird way. Who is this person? Well, we don't know much, but he or she worked for Fender in 1969, 1970, and perhaps longer. This person took pride in their work because the 1970 Fender Telecaster we have has a rubber stamp ink marker, "Wired By Y. Sandoval" stamped under pickguard. How cool is that? I've seen a 69 tele that has the same stamp. I love that. Here you are working a job, it's a paycheck, then almost 50 years later somebody calls you and says, "You did an excellent job wiring the Fender Telecaster I just got." That would have to make to you feel great. Here we have a 1970 Fender Telecaster. It's all original with a maple fingerboard. The pickguard is original with the pearloid pattern on one side. The pots are dated 1966 which is correct. There is some cosmetic wear: a scrape down to the wood on one side, various nicks and dings. Overall, it's clean, especially considering the age. The frets are fine. It plays great, and sounds fantastic. Thanks to the excellent wiring job by Y. Sandoval, the electronics work perfectly. This is a great Telecaster and comes with original hard case. With any luck you might hook up with Y. Sandoval and have a drink, and talk about your guitar.Learn More
One of a limited Edition of 200! The Limited Edition Modern Plus Curly features a beautiful Curly Maple top. This Gradient finish was previously only available on custom guitar orders. Suhr is especially excited about the variety of figuring patterns they see in the Curly Maple tops that were selected for this series. The sleek elliptical neck profile, balanced asymmetrical body, and innovative neck heel make the Suhr Modern an instrument without rival when it comes to performance and playability.Learn More
This Ball Family Reserve James Valentine signature guitar comes with a slab ash body in Vintage three tone sunburst. The highly figured oil and wax rubbed satin roasted flame maple neck is outfitted with 1/4" white dots, and hand fitted white binding which adds to the overall exquisite look. Limited in quantity to 46 pieces, each guitar comes with a back cavity cover autographed by James Valentine, a numbered certificate of authenticity, and ships in an SKB hardshell case. This guitar is #2 of 40 worldwide.Learn More
OK, I realize I am a bit sluggish on certain things. It just dawned on that Gibson's Cardinal Red finish is named after the bird. I don't know why it took so long for that to click. Here we have a 1966 Gibson Melody Maker with the original Cardinal Red finish. It is all original with one pickup and tremelo. It's a cool guitar with great patina. Theres natural lacquer checking on the body. The neck feels great. The frets are fine and the electronics work perfectly. It has the old style knobs, black with a chrome insert. This is a cool, vintage Gibson. It's nice and clean with a pretty rare finish. It comes with a Gretsch Corvette soft case that fits it just fine.Learn More
This 509 should have left PRS as a Wood Library Special Run model but somehow did not. It has a spectacular flamed maple 10-top finished in a rare custom color - Charcoal Purple Burst, with a combination gold and nickel hardware. To top it off, this guitar has an Ebony fingerboard, Ebony headstock overlay, and Pau Shell Artist Grade original style Birds inlays. All these are options normally only available on a Wood Library guitar.Learn More
"It’s been a dream of mine for years to design a guitar that includes some of my favorite vintage specifications but with a modern spirit and aesthetic. After two years of study and refinement, the Silver Sky is my vision of what a reboot of the electric guitar should look and feel like." – John MayerLearn More
The PRS Silver Sky is the result of a close collaboration between Grammy Award-winning musician John Mayer and Paul Reed Smith. More than two and half years in the making, the Silver Sky is a vintage-inspired instrument that is at once familiar but also newly PRS through and through. This model was based off of Mayer and Smith’s favorite elements from 1963 and 1964 vintage instruments, resulting in an idealized version of a vintage single-coil guitar. The attention that was paid to every detail sets this guitar apart.
Some of the more distinctive specifications include, the headstock shape, tuners, neck and fretboard, bridge, and pickups and electronics. The headstock shape is based on PRS’s trademark design, but inverted to both accommodate Mayer’s playing style and also to keep a consistent length of string behind the nut, which makes staying in tune easier. The tuners are a traditional vintage-style, closed-back tuner, but with PRS’s locking design. The neck shape was modeled after 1963/1964 vintage instruments, and the fretboard has a 7.25” radius. The moment your hand grabs this neck, it just feels right. Like the tuners, the steel tremolo takes a classic design and incorporates PRS’s trem arm and Gen III knife-edge screws. The bridge on the Silver Sky is setup flush to the body in the neutral position so that the tremolo bridge only goes down in pitch. By keeping the bridge in contact with the body, the guitar itself is acoustically louder, which improves the signal to noise ratio of the single-coil pickups. The 635JM single-coil pickups are very round and full, with a musical high end that is never “ice-picky” or brash.
Other high-quality specifications include a bone nut, a molded metal jack plate that is curved and makes plugging and unplugging a guitar cable hassle-free, retooled knobs, fretwire that is slightly smaller than what you’d find on most PRS electric guitars, and PRS’s double action truss rod (accessible from the front of the headstock for ease of use).
THE STINGRAY IN WHITE SMOKE
A very limited run of Ball Family Reserve guitars. Limited to 39 pieces worldwide. This special edition Stingray guitar comes with pearl block inlays and a headstock that is painted to match the body. Featuring a custom White Smoke finish with a tortoise shell guard. Offering a beautifully figured roasted maple neck with rosewood fingerboard and hand fitted white binding. The headstock is painted white to match the body and the pickup covers are white to match the neck binding. Each guitar comes with a numbered certificate of authenticity and hardshell case.Learn More