I like cool and rare guitars, what guitarist doesn't? It sort of separates one from the herd, which is a good thing unless you're a gazelle, then it's not so good. We have a really cool and rare one for you, a 1982 Gibson ES-347. These were only made for a short period of time and they were designed for maximum sustain. It has it too, it will sustain forever. It has some of the best features Gibson offered on a semi-hollowbody, including a coil tap, block markers on an ebony fretboard, a brass nut, fancier bound headstock, and although traditionalists like ABR Tune-O-Matic bridges, the TP6 on this guitar functions better with fine tuners and faster string changes. The majority of ES-34's you'll find will be either natural or tobacco sunburst. This has the more difficult to find cherry sunburst finish. It does show some minor cosmetic wear and is in overall great shape for a 37 year old guitar. It has been professionally refretted and plays like a dream with low action and no buzz. Also, the back of the neck was oversprayed. This is a fine sounding and playing guitar and it lives up to its promise of sustain. Comes with original hard case.Learn More
I wonder if Leo Fender knew when he saw the first Fender Stratocaster roll off the production line that he had invented an iconic guitar? An instrument that would help define popular music and popular culture for decades, and over 60 years later is still going strong. Probably not. I bet he thought, "Well, I hope somebody buys it." We are a long way down the road from the inception of the Fender Stratocaster, and I promise you people will continue playing them for years to come. Today we have a very cool, 2006 Fender Stratocaster 60th Anniversary Standard made in the USA. Fender made this guitar to commemorate the company's founding 1946-2006. This guitar is collector's grade, near perfect condition. It still has the plastic coating on the pickguard. The neck is straight and true. The frets are in perfect condition. It plays and sounds great. The maple neck has an Indian rosewood fingerboard with a comfortable C profile. The sunburst finish is beautiful. Comes with a special 60th Anniversary case with grey tolex and red, plush interior. The case shows some very slight cosmetic wear. Does not come with the strap, but has the original hangtag, cable, and other case candy.Learn More
For the PRS collectors – aside from a 1985 Custom 24, this is one of the most desirable Paul Reed Smith guitar models out there. A 1986 Paul Reed Smith Custom 24 with a very low serial number, 6 0662. Yes, that's the 662nd guitar from the PRS production. Royal Blue finish with a highly figured flamed maple top. The Royal Blue finish has faded very nicely and looks so cool! Book matched flamed maple top on a one-piece mahogany body. Mahogany neck with a perfectly straight grained Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard that has a beautiful dark chocolate color. This guitar was refretted eleven years ago by the PRS legend John "Orkie" Ingram, possibly the most qualified PRS tech out there, and has remained in its case ever since. The set up is just as perfect now as it was over 10 years ago, which is a true testament to how well these guitars are built. There's a "Star" inside the neck pickup cavity signifying Mike Deely did the final assembly. It does show some minor bumps and bruises and buckle rash from its over 30 years of life. No major issues at all. Comes with the original case that has a cosmetically rough exterior. The handle has come off and is included inside the neck pocket.Learn More
Here's one to make all your friends jealous. A PRS Custom 24 with one of the most exceptional flamed maple tops you'll ever see. Made in 1993 at the old factory when PRS was still located at Virginia Ave in Annapolis, MD. Some collectors would call this a "Pre-factory", "Pre-CNC", or "Pre-Stevensville" model. You won't find many PRS Guitars with purple finish from this era. This color was very inconsistent with the stain on some tops being so dark the figure of the top was difficult to see. A few were like this, with great color and a maple top that has figure with extraordinary depth and definition.Learn More
All original. Plays perfectly and set-up perfectly! No major issues at all. This guitar has been lightly played early on in its life, and has been stored in its case for the past 20 years. It's obvious it's been well taken care of and is remarkably clean for a 26 year old guitar.
"Old factory" features: small heel, one piece tremolo, Mother Of Pearl "Old School birds", Wide Thin neck profile, Vintage Bass neck and HFS bridge pickups, phase 1 tuners, tone knob. Comes with original tremolo bar, truss rod tool, and hardshell case.
Looking for a Gibson Les Paul Custom but don't want a heavy guitar? Here's the guitar for you. A rare and very cool Gibson ES-Les Paul Custom semi-hollow electric. A 2015 limited run model that was made right here in Memphis, TN. The guitar is feather light, only 6.4 pounds. Semi-hollow construction just like a ES-335 but with a smaller, Les Paul body. The guitar is feather light, only 6.4 pounds. 100% original and no repairs, in excellent condition showing only very minor scuff marks, no dents or other major cosmetic wear. The neck is straight and true. The frets are in perfect condition and show zero wear. It's set up nicely with fast and low action. It looks, sounds, and feels great. Comes with original hard shell case, COA and paperwork.Learn More
This guitar is a joy to play: a 2016 Gibson ES-330 Memphis Historic Series 1961 Reissue. It has a Sixties Cherry red finish, two P-90 pickups with black covers, aged nickel plated parts, "Mickey Mouse" ears and dot fret markers. This guitar has one of the best necks ever: full "C" profile, somewhat chunky, that fits perfectly in the palm of your hand. Condition is excellent, super clean and nice. What's so cool is that this totally has the vintage vibe, but unlike a 50 year old guitar, everything works perfectly, with no issues. The ES-330, with its woody and bell-like timbre, has had some impressive devotees, Slim Harpo being my favorite. Also jazz players like Grant Green, bluesmen such as B.B. King, and rockers, including Keith Richards have used a 330 at one time or another. If you are fan of British Invasion stuff, this guitar is perfect as well. So many bands used this, or the Epiphone version of it. It comes with the original Gibson hard case.Learn More
Here's a cool, rare, and affordable vintage Gibson. Gibson in the mid seventies was floundering a bit, sales were slow, imports were taking a large chunk of their business. Somebody there decided it was time make a more affordable guitar in the USA. It wasn't around long, just two years from 1979 to 1980, and they really are quite scarce. It was a cool idea with a bolt on three piece mahogany neck with Indian rosewood fingerboard and solid mahogany body. The pickups are the original Dirty Fingers, and the wiring features the stock rotary coil-split. The bridge and control knobs are replacements. It shows some wear, nothing major. The frets are good, showing a bit of wear but still play well. Here's the really cool thing: it sounds great, a real screamer. Comes with Gibson gig bag.Learn More
Supreme, top of the line, doesn't get any better, the BEST! That's what Gibson had in mind when they made this model. Here we have a 2006 Gibson Les Paul Supreme. This guitar was previously owned by a gentleman who was an employee at Gibson. He was an engineer who helped design some of their digital gear. When he went to buy a Les Paul, he hand selected this guitar from Gibson's inventory because it had the best looking maple top. Primarily a bass player, he hardly ever played it. It is super clean and in near mint condition. No dings or nicks. The frets show no wear. It is set up with a AAAA-grade maple top and back, gold hardware, and upgraded inlays specific to the Supreme, slim tapered mahogany neck with white binding & black side dots, REAL ebony fingerboard. Multi-bound headstock with mother of pearl & abalone Supreme inlay. Gold truss rod cover with Les Paul engraving. Gold Grover tuners in perfect working condition. Multi-bound top & back. Arched back is a very unique feature and feels great against your body. Pickups are Gibson 490R & 498T Alnico humbuckers with gold covers. They sound great, nice and warm and punchy. It's a great guitar. Comes with original paperwork and hard case.Learn More
Here's a gorgeous Gibson Custom Shop ES-346. This rare model was produced from 1997-2000 and this one is from the first year of production, 1997. Session pro and Tonight Show guitarist Paul Jackson Jr. loved this model so much, and was so deserving of his own signature guitar, that in 2000 Gibson Custom Shop honored him by renaming the ES-346 as the Paul Jackson Jr. ES-346 signature model. This Gibson ES-346 is in near mint condition. The ES-346 had a reduced size ES-335 style body and a slimmed down headstock giving a straight string pull across the nut (similar to a PRS) which gives it greater tuning stability. Comes finished in a beautiful emberglo finish over an exceptional, highly figured flamed maple top. Equipped with 57 Classic pickups. The neck is straight and true and the frets are in perfect condition. Just set up, sounds amazing and plays that way too! This killer Custom can handle any style of music jazz to blues with enough attitude to rock! It has tight lows, even mids, and piano-like highs; with amazing sustain. Playing this guitar makes you feel like you're driving an Italian sports car through the Autobahn at 120 MPH! Comes with original paperwork and Gibson Custom Art & Historic Case.Learn More
I saw Eric Johnson play in 1988 at a tiny venue called The Antenna Club here in Memphis, just a block and a half away from where our shop is right now. That was after his "Tones" album had been released and a couple of years before "Ah Via Musicom". I didn't know much about Eric at the time and only went because I'd read an article in which Billy Gibbons said Eric was "an absolutely terrifying player", I figured if Billy thought the guy was great, then the guy had to be great. He opened the set with his now famous song, "Cliffs Of Dover". My jaw hit the floor, and from then on Eric Johnson has been one of my greatest guitar heroes. Here we have a 2006 Fender Eric Johnson Signature Model Stratocaster. This guitar is the brainchild of Johnson himself, designed with Eric's personal preferences and features. This Stratocaster is a result of his expressed desire to give back to collectors, players and; especially his fans. Eric Johnson is famously meticulous in crafting his tone, and every facet of the guitar is designed to Johnson’s own detailed specs, from the specially voiced pickups to the extra-contoured neck and body to the distinctive tremolo assembly and much more. A refined signature model honoring one of modern music’s finest Strat masters.Learn More
This 2006 Eric Johnson is in excellent condition, with just a few minor dents and scratches. The neck is straight and true. There is no fretwear.
includes the original paperwork and hardshell case.
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Here's a gorgeous Tom Anderson Drop Mongrel. It has the best parts of a Strat and Tele rolled into one single guitar. Built in 2015. Beautiful flamed maple top on an Alder body in Natural Autumn Burst finish. In near mint condition. One of the most comfortable guitars you'll ever put your hands on. Super easy to play. Extremely loud and resonant when played acoustically which is always the sign of a superior instrument. The 5 way switch with a push pull pot to add the bridge allows you to get all the classic Start and Tele tones, and the pickups are noiseless too. Extremely light weight too at a mere 6 pounds 10 ounces.Learn More
New retail price for this guitar was $4374 with a street price of $3368. Grab this killer guitar for a fraction of that price!
From Anderson: The Drop Mongrel is any of our wonderful Anderson "T" models with full and comfortable body contours, crowned with an "S" pickguard. Appointed with our Anderson assembled Vintage Trem. All together this makes one superbly cool, familiar and yet totally unique guitar that possesses some attributes never before accessible in one instrument. A perfect combination. A real Mongrel (Drop Mongrel).
Every now and then a guitar comes along that has so much documented history, it reads like a great book. This guitar can be traced back to it's inception. We have a 1986 G&L Broadcaster serial #BC00002. Check that out. Number 2! Here's the story: This guitar was purchased from Kenneth Hyatt, son of the late Dale L. Hyatt. Dale Hyatt was one the original partners of G&L, along with Leo Fender and George Fullerton. The entire saga is written up by My Hyatt's son in a several-page letter that will be included with the guitar. The history is eloquently written and quite fascinating; detailing the history of G&L. I'll give a brief synopsis: Dale Hyatt had worked with Leo Fender for years, back in the Fender days and again, with G&L. When George Fullerton left, Dale Hyatt took over the day to day management of the factory. Mr Hyatt had a keen sense of history and kept the first serial number plates, 00001 to 00059 for special models. In 1986 this guitar was built for Dale Hyatt using the early serial plate and it is signed by Leo Fender.
This guitar is in mint condition. It has never been played and still has the protective plastic covering on the pickguard. We also have the original shipping box! The "black on black" design again was Dale Hyatt's idea. This instrument is not only historically significant, it's a fantastic guitar.Learn More