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2013 Fender Floyd Rose Standard HSS w/Plus Top, (front), (back), (headstock), (gigbag). Fairly rare model in a flamed maple top, especially as nice as this one. Features include one humbucking/two single-coil Alnico pickups, shielded body cavities, medium jumbo frets, tinted neck, parchment pickguard and control knobs,’70s-style headstock logo and genuine Floyd Rose locking tremolo and locking nut. 5-way pickup selector lets  you choose all the Strat settings in positions 1-4 plus a fat humbucker in position 5 for that fat chunky tone for your harder-edge needs. This one's in beautiful shape with a low set up that will appeal to the shredder in you. This guitar is guaranteed to please anyone looking for a beautiful Floyd Strat that plays as good as it looks. Nice axe for $699. Includes Fender deluxe gigbag and trem arm.

1960s Sorento (Teisco) 2PU Hollowbody, (front/back), (trem), (headstock). “Lawsuit” headstock! A real “under the bed” beauty and a decent quality Japan archtop most likely made by Teisco (model EP-8T). What sets this apart from its clean condition, is the Gibson “open-book” headstock, which was a no-no in terms of import shortly after this model was imported, the superb action – many of these don’t have the best necks and are best used for slide guitar, and the obvious beautiful condition. No player’s wear, very little finish checking, finish shines like new. A pair of single coil pickups sound very good and aren’t prone to feedback with moderate gain settings. Just a good sounding, killer playing vintage Japan hollowbody and quite a find in this condition. Vintage Japan guitars finally started taking off a few years ago but they’re still quite affordable especially when you consider they can be had for LESS than new Chinese Epi’s, Deans, Samick, etc. $379 takes this one.

Trio of Mackie C200 200W Monitors. Great choice for monitors applications or as compact PA system speakers. While their trapezoidal shape makes them especially well designed for floor wedge monitors, the C200 has built-in flypoints for hanging as well as a socket on the bottom for mounting speaker stands. These are 2-way passive speakers with 200W capacity, loaded with a 10" Woofer and 1.4" Titanium Dome Tweeter. They can handle up to 350 watts of music power (500 watts peak power) and deliver a peak SPL of 118dB, with a frequency response of 59Hz to 22kHz. Features 1/4" and Speakon Input plus Thru connections for daisy chaining monitors together. These are in nice shape, having been used as part of a practice PA monitoring system in a friend’s basement. Makie is good stuff so these units sell new for $349/each online. These for just $149/each if you buy the trio. Just $447 takes all 3 – plus we’re including 3 Hosa speaker cables ($97 value) as well. Located in Niskayuna NY where I can arrange a local pickup. There is also a 1200-watt Peavey mixer/amp and Peavey PA speakers w/stands, that will be listed tomorrow for anyone looking for a complete system.

2022 FU-Tone FU Pro - Trans Purple, (front), (back), (headstock), (PMS mounts), (trem cavity), (trem), (gigbag).  We get in countless Floyd-equipped guitars that have one or more FU-Tone upgrades and it's cool to get in one of their whole guitars. The build quality is top notch, easily on par with the best EVH guitars I've had and the playability is unparalleled. Body specs include lightweight alder “San Dimas” style body with top mount non-recessed FU2 locking tremolo route; single volume knob with 3-way selector, Fender scale (25.5"), "Triangle" rear cavity with recessed cover, 2 3/16” angled neck pocket, neck pocket “notched” for wheel truss rod, Hum/Hum pickup routing (PMS direct mount), trem cavity covered with clear plastic trem cover, Schaller style strap pins (strap locks included). Neck is unfinished maple that's oil rubbed with maple fretboard, small black dot inlays, 12"-16" compound fretboard radius, thin C profile, 1 5/8" nut with, R2 locking nut, 22 jumbo frets with heavy rolled edges, FU Harpoon headstock shape, Gotoh style mini tuners. Bridge is FU-Tone FU2 locking tremolo with 42mm Big Brass “L” Block, brass claw and claw screws, brass trem stopper, EVH D-Tuna, Titanium string lock inserts, and a pair of heavy duty noiseless springs (red). Pickups are FU-Tone Alnico 5 with a bridge with15.5k Output and neck with 10K output. The switching system is really cool. Both pickups have mini-toggle coil tap switches plus both pickups are mounted on their P.M.S. (pickup mounting system) brass rails for better energy transfer to the body. It also features a quality 500K volume pot and Kill Switch. If you look at the features, tone and playability, this guitar is impossible to beat for your HM playing needs. Sells new for $1299. This one is in absolutely perfect condition and priced at just $850(SOLD-Rich G 11/22). Includes original FU gigbag, very good quality, as well as tools and trem arm. You will love this guitar.

Marshall MC212 Stereo Cabinet, (side), (back/input). Looking for a local sale/trade. Compact but designed to give you great tone in most venues and best of all it's wired for both stereo and mono. The MC212 was made in England and features a pair of 12" 65W custom Celestion speakers that offers 65W/side in stereo mode, or 130W in mono mode. It's basically an understated looking 1936 cab, without piping or skid trays, and like the 1936 is made to fit full-size Marshall heads. It features MDF construction with a birch ply baffle and operates at 4 ohms mono, 8 ohms stereo. Side handles make it easy to stack and load. Originally outfitted with rubber feet with casters optional, this one includes casters installed with rubber feet included in the box. If you're running a stereo set up and are tired of lugging around 2 cabs this could be the perfect solution. The newer MX212R is now made in Vietnam and is running $599. Get this better quality British-made cab for way less. $310 including rubber feet or $325 with casters and feet included.

2010 Epiphone Wildkat Archtop Hollowbody, (front), (back), (headstock). I've always appreciated the Wildkats which have a definite retro vibe, much like Gretsch, with features like Bigsby-licensed tremolo tailpiece, dog-eared Alnico V P90 pickups, and a master volume on the upper bout. To top it off, beautiful flamed maple on this one which is very nice all over - from the lower bout all the way up into the upper horns. Other features include bound body, bound neck, bound f-holes, mahogany body with maple top and set-in maple neck, vintage tin overlaid logo, small body semi-hollow with center block, dual volume and master tone plus a master volume on the treble upper bout, and good Gotoh/Epi tuners. Scaled down body size and thinline design makes it very comfortable for stage use and this guitar is one of the cooler retro designs to come out in years. This guitar has an excellent setup, is in excellent condition. Set up is fantastic and with these P90s I think it's a player's delight. Hard to beat for $399.

Focusrite Clarett+ 4 Pre Mic Preamp, (stock pic1), (stock pic2). Mint in the box. Focusrite quality in an 18-IN/8-OUT studio-grade audio interface for PC and Mac. It's real proline stuff, designed for music makers who need the highest quality while recording and mixing their audio creations. It's home to four high-headroom, low-noise, low-distortion Clarett+ mic preamps which feature all-analogue Air with impedance switching and relay control. You can capture vocals, drums and acoustic instruments with unmatched clarity. Two JFET instrument inputs let you plug straight in and preserve the natural tone of your guitar, just like plugging into an amplifier. Extremely flexible connectivity including analog, S/PDIF, and MIDI I/O, plus an ADAT input . Its exceptionally low round-trip audio latency over USB-C allows you to record and monitor in real time with your favorite DAW plug-ins. No special processing or DSP is required. Select any plug-in and create your dream recording chain on every single channel. Included is the Focusrite Classic Red 2 and Red 3 AAX, AU, and VST plug-in suite, which accurately models Focusrite's classic Red range EQ and compression hardware. The Air feature switches in an analog model of Focusrite's transformer-based ISA mic pre, which breathe life into your recordings. Makes vocals shimmer with presence and silky air. A free Focusrite iOS Control app allows you to adjust the mixes you made with Focusrite Control on the desktop app from your iPad, or iPhone. This unit sells new for $699. This one has seen an hour of use and is in "as new" condition in the box for just $439.

Mesa Boogie .50 Caliber Plus, (panel), (top), (back/panel), (cover).  Great sounding Boogie from the early '90s in nice shape.  The .50 Cal+ is one of the more versatile amps Boogie has made, capable of handing virtually any style of music.  Metalheads will like it, as will most jazzers and country pickers, which also makes it an ideal amp for guitarists in Top-40 bands.  In addition to loads of EQ options, it has plenty of gain control which is key to its versatility.  Between the Gain, Master, and Lead Master, you can dial in squeaky clean tones, crunch, or classic Boogie steroidal overdrive.  It's a two channel amp, using a single input, with the lead channel accessible via push/pull gain knob or via footswitch.  If you're playing heavy tunes you can dial in a dirty clean channel by cranking the gain allowing you to go from overdrive to super overdrive and used in conjunction with the footswitchable Graphic EQ, you can really get a radical change in tone by changing the channel and EQ "In" simultaneously.  Like most Boogies, this is an all-tube amp, with 50 watts via a pair of 6L6's, with five 12AX7's in the preamp.  The tubes appear to be original but this amp hasn't seen a lot of use so there's probably plenty of service life remaining. The back panel features an effects loop, Graphic EQ footswitch jack, and a Direct Out with level control for plugging into your mixing console or recorder.  Speaker is a Celestion Vintage 30, rated at 90 watts, and can handle anything this amp puts out. Hearing is believing and here are a few YouTube clips using the .50 Caliber.  None are actually product demonstrations but they will give you an idea of some of the tones:  (metal), (rock/blues/metal).  Originally priced at $1099 30 years ago, the last 10 sold on Reverb this year for an average of $896. This amp is in nice shape and a great sounding Boogie that will do it all, for $795. Cover shown above is includes and although I don’t have original footswitches I will include two single button footswitches that will work.

Visual Sound 1-Spot Pedal Power Combo Pack. Best bang for the buck power supply for your pedalboard. It has a 10’ cable which is twice as long as many other PSU’s, and is as quiet as they come. Takes up just a single input on your power strip and with 1700mA of power, has enough juice to power over 20 pedals. In fact, you can add chain in a second daisy chain and power 16 pedals on your board. The Combo Pack with a 5-pedal daisy chain sells for $27.99 online. I have a pair of these, both with a longer 8-pedal chain. Get ‘em for $14.99/ea. (HOLD 1/ea for Bill A and John D 11/18)

Patch Cables for Pedalboard – Lot of 7. Connect all your pedals from the 1-Spot above with these. These 7 cables will connect all 8 of your pedals. All are quality cables. Get all 7 for $28.

JHS 3-Series Delay. (NOTE: Screamer was sold).  Immaculate condition in box with manual, JHS guitar pick, and JHS jacket pin. 3-Series are budget priced for JHS effects, selling new for just $99 each, but that's remarkable considering they’re made at JHS in Kansas City rather than China. Although the price is lower JHS adhered to the same quality of their $200 pedals, with the exact same hardware, enclosure style, foot switches, jacks, and toggles. Two pieces of neatly applied Velcro to the bottom but mint condition and a quality delay for $67.

Two Korg Pitchblack Tuner Pedals, (back). Very compact and rugged chromatic tuner. Housed in an aluminum casing, it features true bypass plus an LED meter that can be switched between four modes including meter, full strobe, half strobe, and mirror. It features a very large and easy to read display that works well on a dark stage or outside in the bright sun. In back you'll find buttons for choosing the display mode and for calibration. There's also a DC 9-volt, 200mA output for noiselessly running other pedals in a chain. Click here for a demo. Sells new at Sweetwater and others for $89.99. These are both well used but work fine and are just $39/each.

Tesi Illuminated Kill Switch for guitar. Quality Swiss made switch used on many EVH models and other brands. $10.

Guild Harp Tailpiece. Bright chrome. Perfect condition. Great for restoring your Guild whether it’s broken or you want to swap out a Bigsby that’s currently installed. $39.

Musicman Sterling StingRay Short Scale - Olympic White w/Rosewood, (front  detail), (back), (headstock).  Short scale basses are fun to play and are especially appreciated by guitarists transitioning to bass or players with smaller limbs. This Sterling model is a Stingray shrunk down into a 30” scale length rather than the 34" of a full scale. In addition to being easy to get around on, tonally it's very versatile with a single humbucking pickup with high-output neodymium magnets and a three-way rotary switch. Electronics include a 3-way rotary to select parallel, true single-coil and series modes. In addition, there's a push-push volume boost knob and a passive tone control. Other features include Mahogany body; Music Man designed bridge; 30" scale; 9.5” radius; 22 medium frets; 1.5" nut width; maple neck with rosewood fretboard; open-gear tuners; 6-bolt neck attachment. Offered with a perfect low set up and cosmetically perfect. These Olympic White with Rosewood never go on sale and regularly sell for $599. Get this beauty for $399(SOLD-Frank F 11/17).

Pignose 7-100 AC/DC Amp, (inside), (sides). The Pignose has achieved a certain legendary status in their nearly 50 years of production. The 7-100 was designed and engineered by Richard Edlund and Wayne Kimbell and it went into production in late 1973 as the first portable practice guitar amplifier. In short order stars like Page and Clapton were known to have used the amplifier. It cranks out 5 watts via six AA batteries, or via included power supply. It is imminently portable, weighing just 5 lbs and it even has two guitar strap pins to sling over your shoulder so  you can walk around a music festival jamming. Later you can say "I took my guitar and amp to that festival and they let me play." For a cool history of this model go to https://pignoseamps.com/pignose-history/. Does it sound as good as the Dwarf below? If you're into overdriven amps exclusively it will do nicely, but the Dwarf does have the ability to get a decent clean tone at lower volume settings whereas the Pignose starts out at low overdrive and just goes up as you turn the pig's nose to the right. You can buy these directly from Pignose for $151 ($184 including the optional power supply). Or you can get this vintage? (don't know how to date them) one for $119 including the power supply. It's a lot of fun and may even have a practical use for you. Includes Pignose power supply; does not include batteries.

Dwarf AC/DC Powered Amp, (back), (inside), (advert). Fairly rare amp made from '74 – '79 by Twenty First Century Products in Ignacio, California USA. Invented and produced by Neal Talley, supposedly 4,500 units were made throughout their run. They were going after Pignose and, having had both amps, Dwarf won that battle. It's louder, clearer, and ballsier when cranked. In their magazine ad they stated "This amp doesn't sound like Hogwash", referring to the popular Pignose. The Dwarf claimed to be the first low noise portable recording amp with “F.E.T. I.C. Electronics which give a clear tube sound with solid state reliability”. These amps were portable and either AC powered or battery powered via a dozen "C" 1.5 volt batteries. Handmade in Calif. it features a well-made solid oak cabinet with dovetail corners, 7 watts of FET power, a 5"Philips speaker, speaker out jack for running an external cab, and a line out jack.  It also features a single sided etched PCB circuit board with hand soldered components. It is surprisingly loud and although I never tried anything but a guitar through it the maker claimed it worked as well with mic's or keyboards. Own a piece of 70's history for $165.

HeadRush Pedalboard Multi-Effect, (pic2), (lit-up), (patch-bay). Hottest floor effect today for the past two years with a quad-core processor that's powered by the Eleven HD Expanded DSP software. This one does it all with the sound and response of your favorite amps, cabs, mics, and effects. The most realistic sounds of any floor effect ever. It's collection of classic vintage and modern amps and FX models (including original boutique effects) - not found on any other processor. It also can load your own custom impulse response (IR) files. Its 7-Inch touch display is the heart of the interface and it's very guitarist-oriented. Touch, swipe, and drag-and-drop to quickly create and edit your rig. It also includes a ‘Hands-Free Mode’ which is great during performances. It features gapless (immediate and quiet) preset switching, a looper with 20 minutes of record time, with the ability to peel off loop layers in the reverse order they were added. Its twelve footswitch each have an LED display that's viewable from all angles and features an assigned color to correspond to your effect (e.g. TS808 in green, Phaser in orange, etc.). It's all housed in a road-ready steel case. It's great for recording and re-amping via USB; record and re-amp to/from your computer via the integrated 24-bit 96kHz audio interface. Offered in perfect condition in the box and with a new one running $1099, why not consider this barely used one for just $685(SOLD-Don 11/22).

2019 Fender Limited Edition Player Jaguar - Shell Pink, (frets), (front), (back), (headstock – back color is distorted in pic). Immaculate condition and better than new with $tainless $teel frets installed. Stainless frets are an expensive option which is why most manufacturers don't offer them. The advantage of course is that they last forever plus a few players are allergic to nickel/silver frets. This Ltd Ed model comes in one of the coolest custom colors of the 50s, except now it's an affordable Jag with the perfect mix of vintage and modern. Features include Aldera body, modern C-shaped neck with satin finish (gloss headstock), Pau Ferro fretboard with 22 medium jumbo frets and 9.5" radius, HS pickup configuration with Alnico Player single and Alnico Player humbucker pickups, 3-way switch and an additional mini-switch to split the humbucker, shorter 24" scale, dual-action truss rod, and vintage Jag floating tremolo and bridge. These sold new for $799 without gigbag. This one had a super refret with stainless steel frets that cost $350 = $1149 invested. You can't get these any more so here's a final chance to get one at less than a new one. $699.

1956 Danelectro U-1, (front), (back  back2), (headstock  neck), (control cavity/date code), (“binding”), (edge wear). The list of players who played a vintage Dano is a who's-who of greats dating back to Jimmy Page and his '59 DC, Hendrix and his '58 U-1/Shorthorn - all the way up to Dave Matthews and Mark Knopfler. There's something about these Masonite bodies and lipstick pickups that have a magic in them that no other guitar can approach. This is a first full year U-1 with all the original features including single-cutaway Masonite body with impressed tape "binding", rosewood saddle with steel 3-point fixed bridge, lipstick tube pickup, 3/side strip tuners on Coke Bottle headstock, vertical Dano logo, aluminum nut, 3-screw neck attachment, 25" scale, plastic strap pins, master volume and tone controls, and a 3-way selector that acts as (1) bass cut, (2) regular, (3) treble cut. You can get a number of cool tones out of this single pickup. A few of the detractors, back of neck is worn to the wood but most of them look just like this after 65 years, pickguard is missing (repro's are easily found), pots updated (gone is the 100K volume pot in favor of a brighter 250K on both the volume and tone) and knobs are non-original. Most of the 50's Dano's are in similar relic condition since, after all, they were only $75 brand new and tons of them were sold. You can see there is plenty of honest wear around the edges, plenty of finish chips and wear around the corners, with fine finish checking throughout. This is all just character since the guitar is 100% structurally sound with no repairs or issues. It has that super cool old Dano tone and affordable vintage for a 50s USA guitar at $900, which is around 1/2 of VG price guide for a '56.

2003 Fender Highway One Stratocaster – Transparent Sapphire Blue, (front), (back), (headstock  fretboard), (electronics), (butt/pocket), (minor edge wear  #2), (gigbag). These Highway's were the best value in a USA Strat, favored by many due to their very thin finish and vintage tremolo which does a good job of transferring energy from the strings to the body. This guitar is more lively than your average American Standard due largely to the thin finish and it sounds very good when strummed acoustically. These early era Highways have more of a vintage vibe, with the smaller headstock and Pre-CBS spaghetti logo. It’s also an ash body like so many of the old blonde Strats. This one is also finished in a fairly rare finish by Fender, Sapphire Blue Transparent and like all Highways is a satin Nitrocellulose finish. Other features include C-shaped neck with 22 jumbo frets, Alnico single coils in the bridge and middle with the middle pickup reverse wound/reverse polarity for noise canceling in positions 2 and 4, synchronized tremolo with bent steel saddles and heavy trem block, and HSS pickup routing on the body. You’ll notice the very dark rosewood board on this one which was common from Fender 20+ years ago. Cosmetically it’s in clean condition on top, a few light finish chips on the edge but overall it has been played very little would be my guess. Frets are in excellent condition. The Highway Series was discontinued over 10 years ago but they remain in very high demand among players. On Reverb, 8 of the last 10 2002-2005 models sold for an average of $944 (6 of which were good to very good cond.). Get this cool Sapphire USA Strat for $850(SOLD-Ron, local).

Furch Indigo Deluxe G-CY Dreadnought w/Pickup, (front  pickup/rosette  binding), (back), (headstock), (certificate), (gigbag  acc.  P/U manual). Includes Skysonic T-902 soundhole pickup. We've had four different Furch models and are still impressed that you're able to get an Eastern European guitar of this quality for the price. Furch is very well known in Europe but they didn't begin their own USA distribution until the summer of '20. The Indigo Deluxe G-CY features a Western Red Cedar top and layered mahogany sides and back. The back is pressed into an arch with no reinforcing braces necessary. This design enhances resonance and results in a strong, loud, dynamic, and balanced sound. The voice is further enhanced by Open-Pore Finish that leaves wood pores exposed and preserves the natural tonality of tonewoods. It also features an African Mahogany neck with ebony fretboard, bridge and headstock overlay. The fretboard has a flat 15 3/4" radius and pearloid microdot inlays as well as side dots. A few other important proprietary design features and production technologies include a special soundboard voicing process individually suited to the instrument and the revolutionary Furch CNR System neck joint, with a dual action truss rod. This precise dual-action design maintains neck stability and allows for fine adjustment of the neck relief, bilaterally. The truss rod is housed in a highly rigid carbon casing allowing a very smooth and controlled neck relief, ensuring the best playability while maintaining a great set up throughout the season. Other features include multi-ply body binding front and back, double-ring rosette with black walnut inlay, 2 3/16" bridge pin spacing, Furch machine heads with a 15:1 ratio, black Tusq nut, 25.59" string scale, 1 1/2" string spacing, and Elixir Nanoweb light gauge strings. The Skysonic pickup sounds very good and features volume and tone controls mounted on the pickup. The quality of this guitar exceeds Martin and Taylor in this price range. You can feel the quality, and hear the quality. Cosmetically it’s in perfect condition with the exception of shading where the pickguard was removed. We can install a new pickguard although it might be slightly smaller than the shadow. This model sells new in the USA from $975-$1029 NOT including gigbag. Get this one with a nice pickup and our impeccable set up for just $699. Just an incredible value for a European-made acoustic. Included is a high quality Furch gigbag with nine(!) storage compartments, neck support with Velcro strap and 3 removable straps (2 back straps, 1 shoulder strap). Also includes certificate and sticker, and pickup manual.

1977 Ross Distortion, (pot date/serial). Excellent sounding vintage distortion and pretty much a dead ringer for the MXR Distortion+ which isn't a coincidence since it's an identical circuit to the MXR. I dated it via pot codes which in the 7th week of '77 would likely make it a '77-'79, depending on how many pots they had in inventory. These are excellent sounding distortion boxes with a wide range of tones via the Distortion knob, from fat to shrill, with a good bit of compression thrown in. Appears to be 100% original except for newer battery cable/clip. Nice deal on a vintage pedal with a classic 70s tone. $139(SOLD-Rich G 11/8).

Deviltone MK 1.5 Custom Fuzz, (back), (inside), (original appearance).  Handmade by guru Eric Dolch in 2009 at his shop in Texas, this is a slightly tweaked version of the 2-Transistor "Tone-Bender" by Sola Sound. Low noise and maximum gain really make this pedal stand out. As you can see the case was modified at one point for an extra switch and LED but returned to stock so there are two extraneous holes. Stock controls are Level, Fuzz, and a 2-position switch Fat/Stock switch. Most of Eric's pedals seem to be in extremely small runs of 5-10 pieces and folks rave about him on The Gear Page and other forums. Get this one for $150.

Radial Bones Twin City ABY Amp Switcher. If you’re a guitarist who uses to amps, this is for you. The Twin City lets you split your guitar signal into two amps to use (a) your choice of amps or, (b) both amps simultaneously. Equally important, it operates without extra noise or signal loss! This unit includes both an ABY switcher and a buffer in addition to Radial's Drag Control load correction circuit, which lets you eliminate signal loss. It also includes an isolation transformer, to eliminate hum and buzz from ground loops. There are a number of enhancements the Twin City has over Radial’s BigShot ABY and it’s priced higher accordingly. Sells new for $219.99. Get this used one for $100 less, just $119(HOLD-Matt V 11/9).

Mosky Spring Reverb. Great addition to your non-reverb combo without spending a lot. Features Mix and Dwell so you can control the amount and decay rate – better than a one-knob amp reverb. This is a good option for players who don’t have onboard reverb on their amp. If you like the Malekko Omicron Spring Reverb, you'll like this. Click here for a demo. Best of all, mint in the box for just $25(HOLD-Lou B 11/8).

1974 MXR Phase 45 MX-105 - Script Logo, (date codes). Original script 45. Single knob just like the Phase 90. Similar tone to the 90 but the 45 has half as many stages so the effects is more subtle, which some players will like. Click here for a YouTube demo. Nice value in an MXR from this era at $115(HOLD-Phil A 11/4).

LOCObox GE-06 EEQUU6 Equalizer. 1970s Japan. Loco Box were the pedal line for Aria Pro guitars in the 70s and 80s. Features cut/boost of +/- 18dB at 100Hz, 200Hz, 400Hz, 800Hz, 1.6k, 3.2k, plus an overall level control of +/- 12dB. It's quiet for an EQ and a very well made pedal. Pretty nice shape for 45 or so years, although it's missing 2 of plastic caps on the faders. Reverb prices are crazy on these and other Loco Box effects, with most of these with asking prices over $200. Get this one for $99.

Boss GE-6 Graphic Equalizer. 1980s Japan. Boss's first compact EQ pedal. Period correct features include long dash "-" between the "GE" and "6", silver lid screw, black bottom Made in Japan sticker. Features cut/boost of +/- 18dB at 100Hz, 200Hz, 400Hz, 800Hz, 1.6k, 3.2k, plus an overall level control of +/- 15dB. Not museum quality but works perfectly. These are fairly rare since most guys in 1980 didn't appreciate the value of EQ so not many new ones were sold. Definite collector's value due to the age and rarity but an effective EQ for $75.

Nadine's (Vesta Fire) Stereo Analog Delay. Nadine's pedals or "stereo signal device" as they call this one, were identical to Vesta Fire which most of us are familiar with. It's a very warm sounding analog, comparable in tone to a Boss DM-3 or Ibanez AD9, and made by the Shiino Vesta Fire Corporation in Japan. It uses good old BBD-chip analog technology. Time sets the amount of delay time, up to around 250ms; Delay controls the clean/dry mix, and Feedback controls the number of repeats. It's made in a slightly odd wedge-shaped casing which sets it apart from most stomp boxes of the 80s. As you can see it has plenty of typical wear but performs perfectly. Click here for a YouTube demo. If you want something that sounds like a vintage Boss/IBZ  in a stereo version at much less the cost, try this one for $95.

Vesta Fire Compressor. Another cool pedal made by Shiino Vesta Fire Japan. It's the same wedge-shape as the Nadine's delay pedal above with the usual pair of controls for Level and Sensitivity. It squishes the sound nicely and definitely isn't the noisiest compressor I've used and is slightly quieter than average. Used shape but works perfectly and just $49.

ZVex Vibrophase, (pic2). Uncompromising phase/vibe pedal with a five-knob four-stage phaser that gives you as much control as you could want. Speed sweeps can go from so slow their barely discernible to faster than you will ever want. Feedback sends the output back through the phaser again to raise intensity, and there are controls for the top end and bottom end of the sweep so you can completely tailor the sound to your song. One of the coolest every made and such a pretty pedal to boot. Click here for a YouTube demo. New cost is $265 or this beauty in the box with manual and cloth bag, for just $185.

ZVex Box of Rock.  From 2006, this Vexter Series was Z.Vex Effect's first "distortion" pedal, highly specialized to simulate the "everything on 10" sound of a classic Marshall JTM45 non-master-volume amplifier. You may use the Box of Rock effectively with many any amplifiers, but it's especially great on a Marshall. It's both a boost and distortion pedal with separate on/off switches, which gives you 4 tone selections (bypassed, boost only, distortion only, distortion with boost).  One of the best pedals made for using your guitar's volume control to adjust for the exact amount of distortion you need, all the way down to very clean and clear with most drive settings.  Z.Vex is noted for some of the coolest pedals on the market and this distortion is way cool indeed. If your guitar amp suffers from nasty boost or distortion but you like its clean sound, this could be a perfect solution. Click here for YouTube demo. Don't pay $219 for a new one when you can have this one that works perfectly for $129(SOLD-Jack M 11/7).

90's Smokey Amp, (pic2). Original model that I bought from Smokey's booth at the Philly Show in the late '90s. It was designed by Bruce Zinky of Fender Custom Shop fame and intended to be a cool little portable amp packed inside of a genuine cigarette box. Simply plug your guitar into the input and start wailing and you'll get a crunchy overdriven sound or backing off the guitar volume it cleans up a bit. Where these really come alive are when you plug into a guitar cabinet, virtually any impedance. Through a Marshall 4X12 it sounds huge. You can still get Smokey amps but sadly not in a real cigarette box. Get this one for $60.

Boss GE-7 Graphic Equalizer, (pic2). Mint in the box. This model has been in the Boss catalog since the 80s, replacing the GE-6 which was the original version. It features seven bands ranging from 100Hz to 6.4kHz especially suited for guitar +/- 15dB per band. Fatens your tone, scoops your mids for metal, or gets rid of unwanted feedback, particularly when connected after a distortion effect. Normal new cost is $144.99. Get this "as new" example for $89. Includes box and all paperwork.

1980s Seymour Duncan SH-11 Custom. "CC" sticker and one of the earliest top logo Duncans I've seen. Hand wound by Duncan's Maricela Juarez who has been with Seymour from the early days and later ran the custom shop. She is said to be their equivalent to Fender's Abigail Ibarra. Features Alnico 2 magnets and 4-wire for multiple wiring choices. If you need a pickup for your 80s metal axe, this might be a great choice. $100(SOLD-Kevin H).

Seymour Duncan TB-59 '59 Model Bridge Trembucker. Gives a brighter, more compressed sound than your average PAF. Features Alnico V bar magnet, nickel-silver bottom plate, and four-conductor wiring for multiple wiring options. Duncan's Trembucker versions feature wider pole piece spacing for optimal positioning on guitars with a tremolo or wide-spaced hardtail bridge. Medium hot output of around 11k. This one has an aged cover installed for your less than mint or relic Les Paul. $65.

Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates Bridge – White. Designed to capture the mojo from Billy Gibbons’ '59 Les Paul. It is a P.A.F. with slightly more output than most P.A.F.s. The alnico 2 bar magnet keeps the high end sounding airy but focused, and the midrange emphasis gives it a unique Texas sizzle. New cost around $119. Get it for $69.

Gibson Classic ‘57/Classic Plus ‘57 Set. With brushed nickel covers, metering at 8.6k bridge; 8.0k neck. Vintage 2-conductor wiring. This is the most requested replacement pickup by our customers for their Gibsons and they usually end up getting installed in one of our guitars. They sell new for around $168/each. Get this pair for $209.

Gibson Classic ‘57/Classic Plus ‘57 Set. Same as above except with worn gold covers, metering 8.7k bridge and 8.06k neck. They sell new for around $168/each. Get this pair for $209.

2006 Epiphone Custom Shop Firebird Studio, (front), (back), (headstock). One of the coolest rock guitar silhouettes in history. The reverse Firebird body shape and 6-in-line headstock make it an anomaly among Gibson guitars and gained notoriety in the hands of players such as Eric Clapton and Johnny Winters. Like the vintage Firebirds (most had P90's though), this model delivers a raw, biting tone with excellent clarity thanks to its Alnico humbucker and all-mahogany construction. This one even has the Gibson logo/truss rod cover installed so your fans can think you're playing a guitar that costs 5X the price. One other mod to this one is a DiMarzio Super Distortion DP100 in the bridge, with the stock Epi Alnico pickup in the neck. Epiphone outfitted these with Steinberger 40:1 direct-drive, gearless tuners which maintain the traditional Firebird “banjo” tuner look. This one has obviously seen very little use and is offered in beautiful condition for $599(HOLD-Dave, Pete, in order 11/2). With the logo and pickup upgrade, it's a good deal on a Korean Firebird in this condition.

2012 PRS SE Nick Catanese Model, (front), (front2), (back), (headstock), (pickups/bridge), (gigbag). Nick Catanese of Black Label Society was known as the "Evil Twin" by virtue of his ability to keep up with band leader Zakk Wylde. In order to accomplish this, PRS and Nick renovated his signature SE, retaining a straight-forward, sleek look, but with the chameleon tone of a set of EMG81/85 humbuckers. The Catanese model features an extra thick mahogany body, with a figured maple veneer, Scarlet Red finish, black binding, 22-fret Wide/Fat maple neck, ebony fingerboard with no inlays (side dots only), Tone Pros adjustable stoptail bridge, 25" scale length, PRS tuners, master volume and tone controls with a 3-way selector on the upper bout. Pickups are active EMG 81/85 combination with brushed chrome covers. This new model doesn't have the dark look of his earlier signature model with the black finish and silver Evil Twin logo but it has all the sustain and superb playability you would want in a LP type guitar. Nick's previous contract with Washburn ended in '09 and having played both guitars, I think this one is a hands-down winner by comparison. A new Catanese sold for $843 but this one is perfect condition, set up to perfection, and just $579. Includes red PRS gigbag that's one of the best made, unsigned warranty, cable, etc.

EVH D-Tuna Drop D Tuning System - Red. Ingenious device championed by the great EVH which drops your 6th string to D at the flick of a wrist. It's easy to install on Floyd Rose tremolos and built to last, made of hardened steel. Kit contains EVH D-Tuna Unit, string lock screws, spring, and fine tuning Allen wrench. Sells new for $39.99 to $42.99. Get this one for $25(HOLD-Shaun 11/4). I think I have one or two in black as well.

2021 EVH Wolfgang Standard WG TR with Baked Maple Neck, (front), (Floyd), (headstock), (back). At $699 new, these are the most affordable Wolfgang Standards built but they have many of the same features as the pricey models including a one-piece bolt-on baked maple neck with graphite reinforcement rods and a speedy 12”-16” compound radius maple fingerboard with comfortably rolled edges and 22 jumbo frets. This graphite reinforced neck plays very fast and easy and with the graphite, it will hold a set up longer, especially during temperature and humidity changes. I must mention the baked maple neck which is as slick as any I’ve felt, with zero stickiness like other finishes and woods. It’s just a joy to play. Other comfort features include a forearm contour for less arm fatigue as well as a belly cut that allows the guitar to fit your torso more comfortably. The EVH-branded Floyd Rose tremolo (with R2 locking nut) works very well and holds up very well even with extensive use. A pair of direct-mounted EVH humbuckers sound fat with good sustain and not as muddy as many humbuckers, possibly because of the basswood body which I think rings a bit more than mahogany. You'll notice this one has the logo removed but it's 100% the real thing and set up to perfection no fretting out or other issues. The model sells new for $699 but get this lightly used one for $399.

Arion MOC-1 Octave MIJ. Another classic 80s Arion from Japan. Arion’s version of the Boss OC-2 with three knobs controlling the level of Direct (original) signal, and separate knobs controlling 1Octave down and 2 octaves down. Used by guitarists and bassists alike, it adds fatness like you wouldn’t believe. $65.

2019 Epiphone Dot Deluxe - Aquamarine, (front), (back), (headstock).  Beautiful color and a great Dot for a good price. The Dot Deluxe was a Ltd Ed model and featured AAA flamed maple veneer on top, back and sides, which differentiated it from their regular Dot model. Some came with gold hardware, some came with Pau Ferro instead of rosewood, but all were the same model. Back in the 50's when Gibson designed the original ES-335, aka Dot because of the plain dot inlays, it was a rather innovative guitar with a thinner body than most archtops which made it very comfortable to play and with the center block inside the guitar it wasn't prone to feedback like most hollowbodies. While Gibson was building the ES-335 Epiphone had very similar guitars with their Riviera and Sheraton models, albeit with fancier appointments. Features include mahogany body with AAA flamed maple veneer, mahogany neck with Grover tuners, 12" fretboard radius, Epiphone's SlimTaper "D" profile which is thin by vintage standards, 3-ply black pickguard with raised E logo. and mahogany center block. The heart of this guitar is a set of Alnico Classic and Alnico Classic Plus humbuckers which work for virtually any type of guitar, from jazz to blues to rock. Set up is perfect and very comfortable. Really nice ES-335 that's priced nicely for a Dot Deluxe at $449(HOLD-Brian C 10/27).

Way Huge Smalls Overrated Special Overdrive WM28, (pic2). Designed by Jeorge Tripps in conjunction with bluesman Joe Bonamassa, the Overrated Special delivers a range of bold, punchy grit. Starting with WH's Green Rhino OD, Tripps hot-rodded it for a more pronounced midrange, and added a Freq control so that you can punch up the low mids. Also features the usual Volume, Tone, and Drive controls to tailor your tone. Used in front of a clean amp gives you a gritty boost, or before a distorted channel for a great surge of gain and sustain for your leads. This pedal is almost 1/2 the size of the original OSO to save space on your pedalboard. These are out of stock everywhere but you can get this super duper clean in the box for $139(SOLD-Mike W 10/28).

LR Baggs Session DI Acoustic Guitar Preamp/DI, (pic2), (lit up). Get that great acoustic tone you hear on recordings out of your acoustic in a live - or studio - situation. It's like having an engineer with a rack full of gear enhancing your tone to the max. 5 single knobs control complex processes including saturation, multiband compression, and selective resonance filtering. You can quickly and simply dial in a professional sound instantly instead of wasting time with more complex solutions. Other features include a variable highpass filter, onboard VU meter with green/amber/red lights, a mute switch that kills the signal while you swap guitars, and both 1/4" and balanced XLR outputs. It's powered via phantom power, 9V battery, or external power supply and is built for the road with aluminum and steel parts. Includes custom semi-hard and manual. This unit sells new for $249. This one's in perfect condition (some Velcro on the bottom) and is yours for $169.

Arion Made In Japan Pedals. Just got in a few of these, all are 80s made in Japan models widely preferred over the current models are "designed in Japan" but made in Sri Lanka. Back in the day Arion built 32 pedals, with a remarkable 19 of them being stereo. All of these are stereo models. Note: If you want a cheaper pedal, I have a number of the newer Sri Lanka pedals; just inquire.

Arion SCH-1 Stereo Chorus MIJ. The SCH-1 has long been highly regarded due to its excellent tone while featuring a stereo output for dual-amp processing. It has been a staple for collectors and chorus fans for years. It's an excellent sounding chorus with enough tweaking for many applications. Unlike many chorus pedals with poor highs, the SCH-1 features a tone control that allows you to boost highs as needed. Makes all the difference in the world. Uses BBD technology to provide an superior tone, low noise chorus effect. Nice shape for an 80s pedal for $85.

Arion SCH-1 Stereo Chorus MIJ. Ignore the green battery cover. This is the exact same model as above but the blue battery covers on these sometimes turn green with age and such is the case here. The bottom and edges of the cover are the original blue color. Nice shape for an 80s pedal for $85.

Arion SAD-1 Stereo Analog Delay MIJ. Uses Bucket Brigade technology and effective noise-reduction circuitry to provide less noise than the average analog delay. Like the competition analogs (Boss DM2/3 or Ibanez AD9) the delay range is 50ms to 300ms and its 10K Hz bandwidth is quite suitable for use as reverberation effect as well. Warm and quiet, it easily competes with the Boss or Ibanez models at around 1/2 the price. It adds depth and definition without coloring the original tone of your guitar. It's also very quiet. Nice shape for an 80s pedal for $99.

Arion SCO-1 (Stereo) Compressor MIJ, (pic2). Most comp's are mono pedals but not Arion! Among the few brands with stereo, most attempt to use the second out as a softer distortion or some kind of wacky sustain generator. This one utilizes the second out as a “mellow” compression channel, but if and only if the pedal is also adjusted to a long Attack setting. Although it would be classified as "barely" stereo, it’s actually a great sounding compressor, with just moderate noise. Using the Attack control and setting the Sustain control at a minimum it works as a limiter as well. Using OUT 2 MELLOW, a mild sound with longer attack or direct instrument sound can be obtained. The addition of a tone control makes Arion's Stereo Compressor Boost Pedal one of the most versatile compressor pedals on the market. This one is in original box with manual. Nice shape for an 80s pedal for $79.

1983 Fender Japan JV Stratocaster – Olympic White, (front), (back), (headstock), (catalog), (electronics  pickups), (body/neck), (minor wear), (case).  Really nice Olympic White JV that's evidently been cared for since new. JV's have earned legendary status, some of it well-deserved and some of it web lore. The fact is Fender started up Fender Japan with Fujigen to increase production and hit a lower price point among their international markets. In these early years, primarily '83-'86, the only USA Strats being made were the pricey USA Vintage, and the very un-vintage American Strat with 2-knobs and Freeflyte tremolo, and that model would be gone by '84. The first models features the Squier logo and were intended for export to USA and Europe. Models with this regular Fender logo were intended for the Asian market as it was believed a regular logo would create confusion among American consumers considering it looked pretty much identical to the USA Vintage models. Many believe that in time Fender began importing only the lesser models, leaving the better ones in the Japan market. Like all things Fender Japan they came in a number of models with different features on each but the basic grouping was the 50s with maple board, 60s with a rosewood board, and 70s with the 3-bolt neck with Tilt-Adjust. In dating this one: in mid-1983 the "Made in Japan" decal was moved from below the headstock logo to the base of the neck as on this one. Between that and the JV5xxxx serial number places it May-June '83. Pickups are Alnico with black fibre bottoms, almost certainly USA pickups. Some of their lesser model featured ceramic single coils with either fibre or plastic bottoms. It's period correct for an early 70s reissue with the 3-ply pickguard and trem cover, black plastic knobs and switch/trem tips, stag pole pickups, vintage-style trem with 6-screw attachment, large headstock with 2 string trees, bold CBS logo with synronized tremolo decal on the ball and bullet truss rod adjustment. You'll note that the black plastic wasn't  used on actual early 70s Strat but for some reason it was chosen for this model. See the catalog link above that shows this color scheme, where it's identified as an ST72-70R (M=maple, R=rosewood). I have to admit it definitely has a vintage vibe while holding and playing it. The Olympic finish has an aged patina of a 50-year-old poly finish and it has minor character marks such as light scratches and dings. On a vintage scale though it's in lovely condition considering it's nearly 40 years old. Playability is excellent and it has good sustain and a lovely pure vintage Strat tone. I think it’s a good value in an early Fender Japan JV Strat at $1350(SOLD-Kenny M 10/20). Includes a MIJ vintage black case with orange lining and trem arm. I think the case is era correct so it’s possibly original.

2021 Fender Eric Johnson 1954 "Virginia" Stratocaster, (front  bridge), (back), (headstock), (case). Dead mint with plastic film still on the pickguard. Part of Fender's "Stories" Collection of guitars that pay tribute to famed guitarists and their beloved modified Fender guitars. The Virginia Strat pays tribute to his 1954 Stratocaster which he used in recording his two best albums (my opinion), "Tones" and "Ah Via Musicom". Ah Via earned Platinum sales and opened him up to a wide section of the public, apart from strictly guitar fans. His Virginia Strat is also seen on numerous TV shows and YouTube videos. The new production Virginia model was released In 2020 as both a Custom Shop version and this Corona production model, both in limited numbers. It features a rare rift/quartersawn sassafras body, lacquer finish, custom wiring and other custom features that give this guitar a truly exceptional tone. Fender used some sassafras bodies in the 50's, as on EJ's original '54, and while it wasn't widely used, sonically it's similar to mahogany or walnut, with creamy lower end and crisp highs, exhibiting exceptional note separation. Features include a two-piece, offset-seam sassafras body, Soft V maple neck, and 12” radius fingerboard with 21 jumbo frets. Electronics consist of a DiMarzio HS2 bridge pickup with active top coil, Fender ’57/62 middle and neck pickups, with custom wiring and artist-specific setup. The middle and neck pickups are wired out of phase with the bridge pickup which deliver EJ's unique “koto” tone in position two. Hardware consists of single string tree, vintage style tuners, and 6-saddle American Vintage synchronized tremolo with GraphTech High E saddle (see detail pic above). This is one of the best sounding signature model Strats I’ve ever had and the set up is sublime. Easy on the fingers and no string buzz. With a new one running $2699, save some serious cash and get this “as new” one for $1950. Includes G&G tweed hardshell case, certificate of authenticity, hang tags, assorted paperwork, trem arm, and carrying pouch.

2020 Epiphone 1959 Les Paul Standard – Aged Dark Cherry Burst, (front), (back), (headstock), (case). Another one of the new "Inspired by Gibson" models with high end features throughout. Made in partnership with the Gibson Custom Shop, the Limited Edition 1959 Les Paul Standard is another recreation of a true vintage classic. It features a mahogany body with a AAA figured maple top veneer for the look of the guitars that people pay $300K for. It features a very comfy 1959 hand-rolled neck profile with long neck tenon that's probably a bit chunkier than some of you are used to. Not as big as a Gibson '58 but certainly more substantial than a '60 ThinTaper. Under the hood is where this one really takes off with features like Gibson USA BurstBucker 2 & 3 humbuckers, Switchcraft selector switch and output jack, CTS pots, 50s era wiring, and Mallory capacitors. It also features a non-beveled pickguard, Epiphone Double-Ring Deluxe vintage tuners, Indian laurel fretboard, Epiphone LockTone Tuneomatic bridge with Epi LockTone Stop Bar tailpiece, GraphTech nut, and nickel-plated hardware. and a Limited Edition metal medallion toggle switchplate. I've remarked before that these guitars are 80% as good as a Gibson R9 for 10% of the new price. The set up on this guitar is low and plays with ease. It's on par with most Gibsons I've had. It's also in beautiful condition with no flaws noted. With a new one running $899, save some bucks and get this one for $639. Includes similarly perfect original Lifton-style case with the pink lining and brown exterior. NOTE: As of this writing I also have this model in Aged Dark Burst and Aged Honey Burst, listed lower on this page.

Fender Supersonic 22 Combo with 25W Greenback - Blonde, (panel), (top), (back – with Greenback), (label), (footswitch). Fans of the 90’s custom shop Prosonic combo are aware of the versatility of combining Fender’s classic clean circuit with a hot-rodded modern channel, mixing in Fender’s classic reverb. Fender borrowed design elements from the Prosonic in designing the Supersonic 22, using a pre-Silverface voiced clean channel along with the cascading-gain drive. To add a bit of shaping the clean channel includes a two-band EQ, as well as a "voicing switch" which offers tones inspired by the classic Fender Vibrolux and Fender Bassman amps. Initially offered in a higher powered combo, the new Supersonic 22 delivers a fatter tone with more bass. This amp delivers 22 watts from a pair of 6V6 power tubes, with five 12AX7/12AT7 preamp tubes. One upgrade has been made: the stock 12” Fender/Eminence "Lightning Bolt" speaker has been replaced with a Celestion G12M-25 Greenback. The Greenback ($135 new) is much better overall for rock/blues than the stock speaker. Cosmetically the Supersonic  has the looks of a ’60 amp with blonde textured vinyl covering, white knobs, dogbone handle, and flat Fender logo, while its modest 40 lbs. weight is easier on the back than most vintage amps. One important upgrade over most old Fenders is the effects loop, deemed essential by most pro players.  A 4-button footswitch controls “Burn” on/off, “Normal/Fat” switch, Reverb on/off, and effects loop in/out. For a rundown of all the features, click here for a demo – while a good performance demo is here. Offered in beautiful condition throughout with very little playing time seen. New cost on these is $1599 with a stock mediocre speaker. Get this one with a new Celestion G12M Greenback ($135 new) for $1139, or stock Fender speaker for $1050. Includes a nice Fender cover with embroidered logo as well as footswitch with a long multi-pin stage cable.

Fender Lace Sensor Pickup Set. Includes Red, Green, and Silver (silver has leads shortened) for bridge, neck, and middle, respectively. Lace pickups are my favorite model that Fender has ever used in their higher end Strats. They sound fatter than most Strat pickups, are super quiet, and aren’t magnetic so there’s no string pull which can deaden sustain. $50/ea or get this trio for $125.

Lace Sensor Holy Grail HG-1000/1500 with aged cover. The best vintage pickup that Lace makes. Sells new for $133. Get this one for $75.

Boss Pocket GT Effects Processor, (pic2). The ultimate in portability and ease of use, the GT-1 gives you pro-quality tones for the stage or studio. At its heart is the powerful Boss GT-series engine which has a huge selection of world-class amps and effects. In all, there are over 100 amp, stompbox, and effects models plus you can store up to 99 User Memories so you can easily access your custom amp + effects presets. It runs on a rechargeable onboard battery that's good for 4 hours run time so for most of us that a once-a-week charge. Sells $130 new. This one’s mint and $89(SOLD-Joe C 10/17). Includes box, manual, and USB cable.

Keeley Java Boost. Keeley’s take on the Dallas Rangemaster treble booster, one of the iconic tones of the 60’s, with a tone that’s not too far over the top. It emulates the tones used in early Badfinger and Mott the Hoople as heard in this demo (Click here). It uses a single germanium transistor, a NOS Mullard OC44 to be exact. In addition to the Tone and Level it features a 3-way mini-toggle, each voiced differently. Back when these were made they ran $219 new but now on Reverb they’re averaging more than that used. This one’s in decent shape except for some writing that was worn off via some cleaning fluid. Yours for $159.

2021 Fender Artist Series Robert Cray Stratocaster – Hardtail!, (front), (back), (headstock), (gigbag/etc.). Under 7 lbs and an excellent choice for anyone looking for a quality hardtail and/or lightweight Strat. These Cray Strats are regarded by many as the best of the Mex signature models and offer a great quality Strat for around 1/2 the price of one made just up the road in Corona. Unlike 99% of Strats, the Cray Strat is a non-tremolo model and it also has the classic vintage route, complete with worm track in the bridge cavity, and correct body contours. Specs include alder body, '61 C-shape maple neck with maple fretboard, 21 medium jumbo frets, white dot inlays, 9.5" fretboard radius, a trio of Custom Vintage Strat single-coil pickups with stag poles, American Vintage hardtail bridge with strings thru body, vintage tuners, synthetic bone nut, white plastic parts, and Cray's signature on the headstock.  For players who don't use a tremolo, a hardtail provides certain advantages, such as other strings don't go flat when you bend up on a string, which really helps for steel-guitar style playing - and overall a better transfer of energy from the strings to the body which gives you more of the wood tone and better sustain. This guitar is in brand new condition with plastic still on the pickguard and neckplate, with a set up that rivals any Strat, at any price, that you'll play. At 6 lbs 13.8 oz, it's also as light as you'll find anywhere. The Cray sells new for $1099 but this one's as light as you'll find and is just this one's "as new" for just $849.  Includes original deluxe gigbag with hangtags and paperwork.

Nux Solid Studio IR & Power Amp Simulator, (back), (mics&placement), (cabinets). A lot of power in this baby to cover all of your speaker cab, microphone, and power tube types desires. Best of all, it's built like a tank for many years of road abuse. It features 8 Speaker Cabinet simulators including Roland JC120, Deluxe Rev 1X12, Bassman 4X12, modern and vintage Marshall 4X12s, and more. Microphone sims include SM57, Royer R121, Neumann U87 and AKG414 and each mic can be set to one of three positions on the speaker for choices. Lastly, add in the power amp section with Master Volume, Presence, and Drive, and you have a very realistic sounding - and feeling - tone and DI’d signal. Click here for a YouTube demo. Sells new for $199. Get this clean used one for $135.

2021 PRS Paul's Guitar - Charcoal Burst, (front  detail), (back), (headstock), (case). Essentially a production version of Paul's personal Private Stock guitar that he has been playing for years, Paul specified each and every aspect of this guitar, including its tonewood selections, Brushstroke Birds inlays, pickups, and Pattern neck shape. It's based on the thicker-bodied 22-fret McCarty design including a thin, fully nitro finish over beautifully figured maple top (one of the best non-10 tops you'll find), African mahogany one-piece back and South American mahogany neck. The top has the fully contoured carve - like a more enhanced, sharply contoured version of an old violin - with gentile indents for the knobs, three-way toggle, and pair of mini-switches. The neck adopts the Pattern profile, which, is an updated Wide Fat PRS neck based on Paul’s pre-factory models built for Santana, Frampton and Howard Leese from the late 70s to the mid-80s. It's outfitted with state-of-the-art TCI (Tuned Capacitance and Inductance) treble and bass pickups which are 5mm narrower than a standard humbucker. The hot bridge pickup is made to lay down leads with fat, snarling tone but back off your volume control and it cleans up beautifully. Switch to the neck pickup and hear every note articulated in a chord, even under heavy distortion. The pickups each have a dedicated mini switch, so you can elicit spanky coil-tapped tones from this guitar instantly — and use them in any combination. Best of all, there is no volume loss when engaging the coil tap. Other features include rosewood headstock overlay, plain aluminum truss rod cover, 25" scale, PRS Stoptail bridge with brass inserts, and Phase III Locking tuners. This model sells new for $4580 and one look and test drive and you'll know why. Down to the last detail Paul's Guitar exudes perfection. Speaking of which, this one is in perfect condition with no flaws noted. It also has a beautiful low set up and is a typical medium weight. Look around at new ones on the web and you won’t find a better looking top than this one and it’s nicely priced at $3250. Includes PRS case, tags, paperwork, etc.

2016 Gibson SG Special HP Faded, (front), (back), (headstock), (tuners), (case). SG bang for the buck winner. The Faded SG Special is a no-frills axe with the same woods, silhouette, electronics, and hardware as the higher end SG Standard, but with a satin finish, dot inlays, and unbound neck. This HP (high performance) model did originally have the G-Force automatic tuning system but it has since been removed and replaced with a quality set of locking Grover tuners. On other feature of this guitar is the titanium nut. This one, in Faded Cherry has the vibe of the original ca. '62 SG/Les Paul models, when they replaced the slab body models.  The Faded process makes for a better guitar from a tone point of view.  The thin satin finish allows the guitar to resonate better, for increased sustain and a more pure voice - plus it gives the guitar a cozy, broken in feel that many players will appreciate.  Finish aside, it's very much a traditional SG, with all solid mahogany construction including body and neck, rosewood fretboards, tune-o-matic bridge/stopbar tailpiece, and Alnico 490R and 490T humbuckers, controlled by dual volume and tone controls with 3-way selector.  Neck is a C-profile that's sort of in between the 50's and 60's. It's not as chunky as a 50's but rounder on back than a 60's. This one isn't a featherweight so the balance is better than most, but it does have an extra strap pin if you prefer to strap on from the upper horn area. Nice shape with a great setup for just $650(SOLD-Dan K 10/12). It includes your choice of a Gator hardshell pictured, or a clean original Gibson gigbag.

2003 Fender Set Neck Telecaster Custom FMT, (front  binding), (back  set-neck), (headstock), (gigbag).  One of Fender's upscale Korean imports from '03, when Fender had a wide offering of limited run models like the Showmaster, Esquire GT, Esquire Scorpion, and Esquire Celtic. Fender recently started building this same model again, except it’s built in Indonesia, selling now for $999. I've had around a dozen of these 2003 models and each one has been an impressive guitar in all regards. The Tele Custom FMT features gorgeous looks - great playability - and a new take on a Tele.  Mahogany body and set mahogany neck with rosewood fretboard and 6-saddle string-thru-body hardtail bridge provide excellent resonance and longer sustain. Pickups are top quality USA Fender Black Canyon in the neck with a Fender Atomic II in the bridge - same pickups found in American Deluxe models of that year. Cast sealed tuning machines keep tuning spot-on while a stunning transparent finish lets the brilliance of the maple figuring shine through. Also features bound body and neck, large Abalone dot inlays and a super flat 15.75" radius. Also, push/pull tone pot makes this one of the most versatile Tele's you can get. With the coil tap you have your choice of 6 great tones. Note that reflections cause the top to look less than excellent. In person the top if perfect. Really nice guitar with a killer low set up and a nice value in an upscale Korean Fender at $549. Includes Fender deluxe gigbag.

Gibson "The Original" Humbucker HB-R. Known by several names, the HB-R (rhythm) and HB-L (lead) are also referred to as Bill Lawrence Circuit Board pickups. Alnico V magnets and vintage output of around 8K on this neck pickup. These were used for around 3 years from '87 to early 90s and were standard equipment in Les Paul Standards and Customs, ES-335s, and SGs. This one's in nice shape. If you're restoring a Gibson from this era your guitar is now vintage and it pays to get the right parts. Get this one for $100(SOLD-Albert D 10/24).

Gibson Tony Iommi Signature Pickup. Released in 1997, this pickup uses the same thicker wire as the Angus Young Signature and has a similarly high output. It uses a unique combination of both a ceramic magnet and an Alnico II magnet. Although they used 2-conductor in the Signature SG, this one features 4-conductor which was the standard when purchased as a Gibson accessory. It uses Alnico II & Ceramic magnets with 15-16k output, 43 gauge enamel coated wire. It's both wax and epoxy potted. Note many of these on the used market and this one's pretty clean. Yours for $175.

Wolfetone Legend Set – Aged Covers. Many think these are the premier vintage PAF tone made. They use plain enamel wire, unpotted, randomly wound and assembled coils, and Alnico-2 magnets. Just like old pickups, no two are alike. Average readings are 8.5k bridge and 7.5k neck. Sells for $300 pair new. Get these for $210.

DiMarzio Satch Track DP425 Neck - Chrome. Two  years in the making, this is Joe Satriani's first single-coil sized humbucker. Nice medium neck output at around 7.2K. These are $101 online. This one's new and never installed and yours for $75(SOLD-Geo M 10/24).

DiMarzio Strat Set, (bottom). All feature quick connect system and include cable that plugs into pickup. All are open box but never installed. Includes cream Satch Track DP425 for the neck, Fast Track 1 DP181 for middle, and Chopper DP184 Bridge. $270 worth of pickups for just $185.

Lindy Fralin Steel Pole 43  - P90 Tone. If you're looking for a P90 tone and a hot output (around 10K) in your Strat here you go. Features a ceramic magnet, which has a little more output and a slightly brighter tone than Alnico, yielding “beefiness,” growl, and overall aggressive tone. Individual pole pieces are adjustable for tweaking your string-to-string balance. Features cloth wires which have been clipped for use in a Strat bridge position. Sells new for $110. Get this one for just $65(SOLD-Eric, local 10/11).

DiMarzio 36th Anniversary Pair with Aged Covers. DP223 bridge and DP103. Excellent sweet vintage tone. Perfect balance between warmth and clarity with the ability to go from clean to distorted by pick attack alone. Sells new for $200/pair without covers. Get this pair with aged nickel covers for $120(HOLD-Squier M 11/11).

Another DiMarzio 36th Anniversary Pair with Aged Covers. DP223 bridge and DP103. Excellent sweet vintage tone. Perfect balance between warmth and clarity with the ability to go from clean to distorted by pick attack alone. Sells new for $200/pair without covers. Get this pair with aged nickel covers for $120.

Gibson T-Top Humbucker. One of the most highly regarded post-PAF pickups Gibson has made. Used in Gibsons from the mid-60s through the early 80s. This one's just $225.

Jetter GS 124 (ODS Clone). Some believe this is the best Dumble Overdrive Special clean boost pedal on the market. Most guys keep it on all the time even in series with their favorite OD pedal. Brad says that it's very amp friendly and it particularly likes amps that are set Blackface clean as a starting point. Jetter pedals are top quality, Made in USA, and loaded by hand with military grade components. If you're searching for that perfect ODS amp tone, this could be your dream come true. Two small Velcro strips on the bottom but otherwise clean. Comes with box and manual for $119.

Jetter SSS Overdrive. The SSS (Secret Strat Sauce) was designed for maximizing the tone and character of single coil pickups, although it works fine with humbuckers as well. It is a medium gain pedal that stays incredibly tight in lower registers, especially with the neck pickup. In addition to the usual 3 knobs it features The Extra switch which adds a slight low-mid boost which is helpful when using overly bright amps or if you want more of a ballsy sound. Made in USA, and loaded by hand with military grade components. Two small Velcro strips on the bottom but otherwise clean. Comes with box and manual for $119.

Todd Rundgren Swag: (poster), (misc), (bag). You get this stuff when you pay too much for back stage meet and greets. Includes 2022 Tour pass/lanyard, drink coozie, clothing pin, carrying bag, and a hand-signed (not machine signed) poster. $45(SOLD) for the lot. I also have some Jackson Browne stuff if anyone’s interested.

2012 Fender American Select Strat HSS - Antique Burst FMT, (front), (back), (headstock   neck), (case). Fairly rare model, made only '12-'13, with upscale looks, premium tonewoods, top notch hardware, and custom electronics for incredible Strat tones. What you immediately notice is the highly-figured flame maple top, highlighted by a hand-stained finish. Flip it over and the neck is likewise figured maple, quartersawn for maximum strength. Neck is a modern C-shape featuring a hand-rubbed oil finish and a 9.5"-14" compound radius fretboard, with an AmSel coin inlaid in the back of the headstock. The heel is rounded for more comfortable access in the higher register. The fretboard is even buffed out on this model. This model features custom-voiced, overwound pickups, designed and manufactured exclusively for the Select series. Using the volume control a tad they can produce a wide variation of vintage to modern Strat tones, plus a lovely chunky humbucker tone. Quality locking tuners are tight and precise and the bridge is the modern 2-point with chrome over brass and vintage bent steel saddles. Also includes a nice tweed case with the American Select logo in the lid. It's in lovely shape with the only noteworthy flaws being two clear coat scratches on the back that didn't show up in the pics. Set up is impeccable and frets are barely broken in. In all, a winner in all aspects of a high-end Strat: looks, playability and tone, and a lot of guitar for $1799. Includes tweed case, cable, polishing cloth, hangtags, keys, manual, warranty.

Fuchs Custom Made 100W Clean Machine, (top), (back), (back panel). Custom made for Lou Vito, currently at Floyd Rose and has been a long-time AR guy in the music biz and also a business neighbor of Andy Fuchs in upper New Jersey. Here’s a bio on Lou if you’re interested (link). This amp differs from Andy's regular Clean Machine in that it's hand-wired on a USA '65 Twin Reverb Reissue Chassis without the reverb of the stock Clean Machine and different tone shaping. Cranks out 100 watts through a quad of Tung-Sol 6L6’s. The front panel consists of input – volume (“gain”) – toggle bright/off – toggle deep/off – toggle rock/jazz – High (pull mid boost) – Mid (no pull) – Low (pull gain). There’s also a Master Volume knob around back. I guess it was intended to be a set it/forget it type knob. If you want the max clean headroom just keep it turned all the way up. It's a great amp if you're looking for tons of clean headroom and something that takes pedals very well. A new stock one will run you around $2100 but if you want something a little more unique try this. Andy Fuchs builds great amps and for a 100W hand-wired I think it’s an excellent value at $1399, and enough amp to play the largest stages.

OFF-HOLD: Yamaha THR10X High-Gain Modeling Combo, (lit up), (top), (back). From Yamaha's super popular THR series this is the "X" model, their high-gain version for players who want the tone of a cranked high-gain stack. It features six different amp types (Power 1, Power II, Brown II, Southern HI and Clean) plus Bass and Flat. It also features state of the art effects processing and, perhaps most impressive, creates an incredible stereo field, much like a Rockman or Roland JC-120. You can also use Cubase AI, THR Editor and USB connectivity for easy recording and editing. Effects include Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, Tremolo, Delay, Delay/Reverb, Spring Reverb, Hall Reverb Compressor and Noise Gate, as well as a tap tempo/tuner switch. Like all "10" models, it cranks out 10 watts of sound and features 5 buttons to instantly recall your stored settings in 5 user locations. There are better demos but check out this one (link) from the great Satchel from Steel Panther. This model has gone up on the used market. The 10 listings on Reverb in September sold for an average of $268 (link) plus shipping and tax. Get this one for $229(SOLD-Robert A 11/23). Includes stock power supply.

OFF-HOLD: 2021 EVH Wolfgang Standard WG – Matte Army Drab Refin, (front  Floyd/detail), (headstock  baked maple neck), (back). Beautiful condition and refinished in a classic Matte Army Drab which has become hard to find. It was originally black. As you can see in the pics, headstock painted to match the body and no logo has been applied after the refin. Additionally, it has EVH-approved eyehooks in place of standard strap pins (original strap pins are also included). Note that the back cover is included and will be installed. These guitars are, hands down, the best buy in a dual-humbucker Floyd-equipped rock guitar and at only $699 new, they are the most affordable Wolfgang Standards built. They have many of the same features as the pricey models including a one-piece bolt-on baked maple neck with graphite reinforcement rods and a speedy 12”-16” compound radius maple fingerboard with comfortably rolled edges and 22 jumbo frets. This means the neck plays very fast and easy and with the graphite, it will hold a set up much longer, especially during temperature and humidity changes. Other comfort features include a forearm contour for less arm fatigue as well as a belly cut that allows the guitar to fit your torso more comfortably. The EVH-branded Floyd Rose tremolo (with R2 locking nut) works very well and holds up very well even with extensive use. A pair of direct-mounted EVH humbuckers sound fat with good sustain and not as muddy as many humbuckers, possibly because of the basswood body which I think rings a bit more than mahogany. Set up is very comfortably low with no fretting out or other issues. The Army Drab model sells new for $699 but get this perfect used one, set up to perfection, for just $415. If you wish, include a quality EVH gigbag that sells new for $89 (shown here  pic2) for $55 more.

1960 Fender Musicmaster – Desert Sand, (front), (headstock), (back), (body  neck   fretboard), (electronics), (case). Over 60 years old and extremely playable and nicely preserved. The main thing that strikes me about this guitar is how *great* it sounds.  After Martin complimented the tone I gave it a good listen and I can best describe it as sounding very "Fendery", much like a Strat on the neck pickup. The clarity, punch, and superb sustain make it stand out among other Musicmasters I've had. The Musicmaster was Fender's student model when it debuted in mid '56. Unlike today, that doesn't mean it was made with lower quality materials or less skilled builders. It was made in the same factory by the same guys who made all the Strats and Teles. As a student model it came in a shorter scale, 22.5", which allowed younger players more ease of play. In '65 they added a Musicmaster II to the line which was a bit longer at 24" scale, and the 22.5" was renamed "Musicmaster I". This one is 100% original with the exception of one tuner which is period correct but the patina on the button is slightly darker. Original tuner is included however and you can have the button swapped out if it bothers you. You'll notice the body is routed for 2 pickups which allowed Fender to use the same body for the Duo-Sonic, which was the dual-pickup student model. Like all Fenders from the era it features a Brazilian rosewood fretboard and clay dot inlays, as well as the silver spaghetti logo. Saddles are the trio of threaded type that were used on many of Fender's other models in the 50's and 60s. This is one of the cleaner '60 models you'll find. Some slight rubs here and there but overall makes a lovely presentation. Frets are in good shape and it plays with ease. String bends on a 22.5" scale are remarkable. You can bend up 4 half-steps with ease. Included is the original tan case with gold lining. Case is in likewise nicely preserved condition with no issues. Musicmasters sold on Reverb have averaged $2390 on the last 10 sold in 2022 (link). The cheapest original finish Desert Sand era on GBase is around $3995 (link). This one is investment quality and it plays fantastic to boot. Yours for just $2250(HOLD-John B 9/30).

1999 Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster - Black, (front  bridge), (back), (headstock), (case). Beautiful shape and obviously seen little playing time in its 23 years. This one is the last year for the American Standard series specs before the change to American Series in 2000 but this era definitely earned the "Deluxe" moniker with features such as polished chrome locking tuners, deluxe tremolo with polished steel saddles and pop-in tremolo arm, highly detailed fret and nut work, abalone dot inlays, raised chrome logo, aged plastic parts, and, most notably, the "new" Fender Vintage Noiseless pickups which were designed for vintage Strat tone and appearance without the hum normally associated with single coils. Some players prefer these vintage Noiseless over the SCN pickups and four other versions of Noiseless that followed. Personally, I'm a big fan of them too. Frets are in excellent condition and neck is perfect which allow for a superb low set up. If condition has any value at all, this is the American Deluxe you're looking for. Actually selling price on Reverb for the last 10 this year has averaged $1347 (link). Get this beauty for less. Just $1250. Included is a new Fender Deluxe molded case and trem arm.

2017 PRS 509 Orange Tiger 10-top, (front  pic2), (back), (headstock), (controls), (case  tag).  New for '17, the 509 started out as a Private Stock only model but has now become part of their Core line. Killer looks aside, it's perhaps PRS's most versatile model with 5 pickups which yields 9 killer tones. It starts with a 5 single coil platform – with the outside four coils grouped as humbuckers. The switching system, consisting of a 5-way blade switch and two mini-toggle coil-tap switches, give you a wide array of humbucking, single coil, and blended tones. If you're familiar with the 513 and 408 models, it's sort of a marriage of those two designs. Finished in a beautiful Orange Tiger 10-top, with colorful bird inlays, it's as much a work of art as it is a world-class guitar. Features include carved figured maple top with mahogany back, 25 ¼” scale length, 22 fret mahogany neck, rosewood headstock veneer with inlaid signature, rosewood fretboard with Bird inlays, 509 pickup system, 5-way blade pickup switch, 2 mini toggles, Master volume & tone controls, PRS Gen III tremolo, Phase III locking tuners, and nickel/gold hardware. With a 10-top this guitar sells new for $5370. Get this one in perfect condition for $3759. Includes similarly clean PRS case, trem arm, and hang tag.

Marshall SV20H Studio Vintage 20/5-watt Head, (top), (back  panel), (jumper). An incredible head in a small package. Recommended for seekers of the ultimate tone which is widely believed to be the Marshall 1959 Super Lead. This amp was engineered to deliver those classic Plexi tones at a more studio-friendly 20W power level. It also features as four separate inputs (try jumping I and II together!), high- and low-sensitivity loudness controls, a 3-band EQ with Presence control, an effects loop, and a DI output. If 20 watts is louder than your neighbors can bear this baby is switchable down to 5 watts. I've had a number of the18-watt Marshall amps had the right crunch but couldn't quite emulate the EL34 based vintage Plexi tone. The 18-watters were EL84 based and had an early break-up and Vox-like highs. The SV20 with its pair of EL34's has more mid focus and higher headroom, as well as beefier lows, and a warmer/darker treble response. It features both normal and bright channels, each with a gain control and two inputs. Just like the vintage Plexi's there's no master volume but you can get extra gain by linking the channels with a jumper wire which I'll include. Back panel features output jacks for 16-8-4 ohms, DI out, and Effects Loop with on/off switch. One of the cool things I've noted is that the sound and response seems the same whether playing at 20 or 5 watts. Not many amps can make that claim. There are plenty of YouTube demos of this amp but I especially like this one by The Studio Rats (link). This amp sells new for $1749. This one's as clean as a new floor model but it's just $1199(SOLD-Roy H 9/27).

Breedlove USA Concerto Sun Light E Acoustic-Electric, (front  label), (back), (headstock), (case).  With the Concerto, Breedlove set out to build a the big body sound of a dreadnought but with more tonal complexity. The Concerto is a new guitar shape, the largest they make, but in dimensions that make it very comfortable to strap on and play. With a lower bout of 16", waist of 9.37", upper bout of 11.745", and body depth of 4" (neck) and 5" (tail) it's easier to navigate than a jumbo yet projects more than a dreadnought. The neck features a slimmer profile for Breedlove, making it comfortable play regardless of your hand size. Neck angle is easy to adjust as it doesn't use the traditional dovetail neck joint (nor require expensive resets), rather it uses Breedlove's bolt-on neck design and single-action truss rod which makes set ups more precise and guarantee that you’ll never need a neck set. The neck is hand-rubbed, semi-gloss, a process alone that takes three days, including precise finish coat applications, fine sanding, and hand buffing and rubbing. It's super comfortable to the hand. Other features include all solid woods including Honduran Mahogany neck, solid Sitka Spruce top, solid Honduran Mahogany sides and back, all with a satin finish, Delta bridge with African ebony, African ebony fretboard with 20 frets, 1.75" nut width, and Breedlove nickel tuners. The pickup system is the LR Baggs EAS VC which works very well for stage use or studio. It is crafted in Bend, Oregon. New price on these was $1699. Get this clean used one for just $899 including Breedlove case. 

Breedlove Atlas Stage Series D25/SRe Acoustic-Electric w/case, (front  cosmetics), (back), (headstock  inlays), (preamp  output/battery), (case). Very easy to play; a super stage guitar in a traditional dreadnought body size. The D25/SRe is a Korean import, based on Breedlove's best selling USA guitar, combining attractive appointments, quality woods, and a quality L.R. Baggs preamp that was developed with an eye to live performance. The system is the Baggs LR-T CV tuner and preamp with stealth chromatic tuner with inline mute, phase, 3-band EQ, presence, and volume controls. Other features include dreadnought rosewood body with soft cutaway, solid Sitka spruce top, solid rosewood back with laminated sides, improved Breedlove bracing with ultralight JLD bridge truss for stability and sustain, Ivoroid bound body and neck, Abalone rosette with purfling ring, Abalone top purfling with BWBWB purfling, "Stage" inlay pattern by Kim Breedlove, glossy finish body with satin neck, rosewood bridge, fretboard, and headstock overlay, 1-11/16" nut, compensated saddle, Dovetail neck joint, Double action truss rod (soundhole), and Grover mini tuners. This guitar sounds rich with a nice low end and fairly crisp highs. Action is beautiful. I've loved Breedloves since I got my first C25 in stock almost 25 years ago. I think this is one of the best values you'll find in an acoustic electric at $599. Includes Breedlove case in nice shape but is missing one latch hasp that doesn't affect its integrity.

2020 Epiphone ES-335 "Inspired by Gibson" - Vintage Sunburst, (front), (back), (headstock). Similar to the Figured model lower on this page, but this one comes with the classic looks of the original ’58 Dot with dot inlays and plain maple body. All other specs are the same. Playability and tone are likewise excellent so it basically comes down to which cosmetics you prefer. New ones run $599. Don’t see a flaw on this one and it’s just $439(SOLD-Pete M 9/21).

2021 Ibanez Tim Henson Signature THBB10 w/tweed case, (front), (back  contours), (headstock  inlay), (case).  Killer signature model made in collaboration with one of the great technical players of our time, Tim Henson of Polyphia fame. The heart of the tone comes from an HSS trio of DiMarzio Tim Henson "Notorious" pickups with a mini humbucker and two singles. The humbucker is perfectly balanced with the singles so there's no overwhelming volume difference while the single coils have a smoother top end than vintage pickups so they don't sound piercing. They deliver a wide range of sonic options, all of them good. They're mounted in a solid basswood body with a sleek roasted maple neck with AZ Oval "C" profile. Also includes 24 jumbo stainless steel frets which will likely never wear out on you, plus a quality Gotoh T1502 tremolo and Gotoh MG-T locking tuners, and a Graph Tech Tusq nut that is self-lubricating to reduce string binding. The abalone and acrylic block inlays are beautiful. The roasted neck is much more immune to seasonal changing so you'll rarely need your truss rod wrench. The back contours are among the most comfortable I’ve seen, with a wide scoop near the neck joint and a perfectly rounded joint. It’s just plain sexy in fact a black guitar with gold hardware is always sexy. This model is one of Ibanez's hottest signature models and it's on back order everywhere for $1499. I was lucky enough to come upon this super clean example and I nabbed it. If you don't want to wait for the superstores to get them back in stock, grab this one for $1099 which includes a Roadrunner tweed case instead of the stock Ibanez gigbag, and of course a killer Martin low action set up.

J. Rockett Flex Drive. If you're tired of lugging separate pedals for your SG and Tele, and trying to pair that pedal with the perfect amp, try the Flex Drive. This is an excellent Drive pedal that works great for single coils or humbuckers, through virtually any amp. It’s also very capable of delivering a wide variety of tones, from early EVH, to blues, to country. In addition to the usual Volume, Gain, and Tone, it features mini switches for (1) Clip - to control diode selection: two selections or no diode for clean boost; (2) Treble - controls voice of highs: two selections of middle position for no treble cut; and (3) Fat - Controls mid and bass responses (on or off). 9V DC powered and features true bypass of course. Sells new for $199 but this one’s in nice shape with the box and manual for $135. It has a strip of Velcro already on the bottom.

Warmoth Custom Strat Neck – Pau Ferro and Ziricote. Pau Ferro neck with a Ziricote fretboard (very similar to ebony). Used but no fret wear and perfectly straight with full truss rod range. Specs include 1 11/16” nut, standard thin profile with Warmoth compound (10”-16”) radius, vintage/modern with truss adjust at headstock, Sperzel/Grover tuner ream, Dunlop 6105 frets, no nut installed but will include Tusq blank, Fender decal installed. $275.

WD Strat Neck – Maple and Ebony. Never installed. 1 11/16” nut width, 9 ½” radius, vintage tuner ream, truss adjust at headstock, 22 frets, look like 6105 frets, no nut installed, shallow C profile. These are around $275 with ebony board from WD. Get this one, new and never installed, for $185(HOLD-Steven M 9/20).

2011 Gibson Les Paul Special aka “Junior Special”, (front), (back), (headstock), (case).  Best value in an authentic 50's style Special and why they called it a Junior Special is beyond me since the specs are identical to a vintage LP Special, complete with bound neck, dual P90's, and 4-ply pickguard. I've had some from this era with the Satin finish but this is like the original 50s spec with gloss nitro lacquer. Also, like the 50's models it's made with a slab mahogany body, and quarter-sawn mahogany neck with a bound rosewood fretboard. The neck features the 60's slim taper carve which seems to be the choice of most of our customers. The Corian nut is cut in a Plek machine, ensuring perfect string slots and a better set up. The heart of a Special's tone is in the P90 pickups, which fall somewhere between a PAF and Fender single coil in tone.  Gibson uses Alnico V magnets for smooth overdriven tones and the classic P-90 edge and bite.  This guitar delivers fat lows and silky highs, with a strong midrange that stands out in the mix.  Other features include 12" fretboard radius, vintage style Gibson Deluxe tuners with Keystone buttons and 14:1 ratio, tuneomatic bridge, stopbar tailpiece, 5-ply pickguard, and black tophat knobs.  Overall in lovely shape with perhaps a few light scratches in the clearcoat. This guitar plays great, has a classic 50's tone, and is an excellent value in a gloss lacquer Special. These included a gigbag when new but I'm pairing this a pretty clean Gibson case w/combo lock at $1250(HOLD-George, Pranav, in order) or $1150 with a new Gibson gigbag.

Mesa-Boogie Fillmore 50 Head, (back), (back-2), (acc.). As new in the box. I’m in a time crunch so I’ll just include the lowdown: This is an all-tube amp head with classic vintage tone. Has 50/25-watt global power switch supplies cranked tones at bedroom volumes. 2 fully independent, footswitchable channels and 3-mode channel cloning for even more tones. Each channel has a 3-band EQ, Gain and Presence controls as well as Reverb and Master controls. Features an all-tube, long-tank spring reverb can be applied to each channel independently as well as a fully buffered, series tube FX loop for hooking in your pedals and processors. Sells new for $1849. This one has no time on it and is just $1299(HOLD-Geo M 9/27). Includes original box, manual, footswitch with cable, and cover.

Teese Real McCoy Custom Wah RMC3, (circuit), (back).  Original version of the RMC3 which was the first boutique wah from my memory, debuting in 1994. To many pro's this is THE wah to have in your pedalboard and the best at letting you dial in your perfect tone. Via its circuit board's DIP switches and internal pots, it has a fully adjustable, tuneable circuit that can be made to sound like any other wah, and other wah sounds that you can only imagine! The adjustable parameters are treble, bass, mids, intensity, gain, range of sweep, and location of resonant peak. The adjustments are all hand labeled on the circuit board. You have to pull off the bottom of the wah and use a small screwdriver to make the adjustments. The factory setting, the original Clyde McCoy sound, will be fine for many players, but the manual also has settings for SRV, Hendrix, Clapton, Santana, Colorsound, and Thomas organ sounds to give you some ideas.  You can read about the history of the RMC3 here.   There truly is no reason to go chasing down an original Clyde when you can get one that can sound  identical (or countless other sounds), built for decades of use, plus it's noise-free with silent switching. Click here for a YouTube demo. This unit is in immaculate condition and pretty much guaranteed to end your search for the ultimate wah. $165(SOLD-Gene S 9/17)

OFF-HOLD: 1978 Fender Telecaster - Black w/Rosewood Board, (front), (back), (headstock), (neck/pocket markings), (case). You want vintage vibe, you've got it. This guitar has the mojo everyone looks for in a vintage Tele and one or two stories to tell. The good news - it's original finish with no humbucker routes or other major modifications to the body. The bad news - someone reshaped the ball of the headstock slightly (shown here). Why? Anybody's guess. The good news is it's barely noticeable and doesn't affect the integrity of the guitar in the least. The control cavity has been professionally deepened slightly on one side (shown here), probably to allow a 9V battery at some time in the past, and the output jack has been changed from the "cup" style to a flat LP style. Pickups are USA Vintage '52 with cloth wires and original vintage design, with plenty of Tele quack and a spanky twang that makes you want to pick it up whenever you hear a new Brad Paisley lick. Frets have been freshly dressed so there aren't any dishes in the frets. It is set up with very low action and plays nicely for chord work, although it chokes a bit in a few spots on string bends. If preferred, we can raise it to medium action for clear bends. The body has a typical aged patina which can be buffed out to a high gloss if desired, but we generally only do that upon request on vintage instruments. This is the era with the thick clear coat under the finish, with a thin painted coat, so it's worn through around the edge a bit, primarily where the forearm comes over the top. It's typical weight for the era, i.e. not light. If you don't want to $2500 for a 100% example, here's one with original finish, a cool vibe, at 1/2 the cost; just $1350(HOLD-Greg H 10/19), which includes an 80s Fender tweed case (shown above).

Pigtronix Infinity Hi-Fi Stereo Double Looper, (pic2). Trying to get a few things up quickly so please check Pigtronix (link) for specs and Premier Guitar (link) for an in-depth review. New price on these is $449. This one's in nice used condition with power supply, manual, pedalboard bottom pads and original box, for $225.

Joyo Taichi Low-Gain Overdrive. Smooth low-gain OD along the lines of a Dumble amp. A unique Voice knob controls different types of EQ frequency bands rather than being a one-trick pony. Features and aluminum-alloy housing with classic stoving varnish finish plus it has the coolest ambient lights on the top and bottom. Perfect shape in the box and just $33(HOLD-Brian N 9/15).

Louis Electric Tornado Combo – 6V6 Custom Order, (pic2), (back), (top), (cover). Great little grab and go combo. Normally these come outfitted with dual EL34 power but this one was custom ordered with 6V6's which gives it a more American tone and makes it even closer to the Fender 5E3 that this model is loosely based upon. This one's outfitted with a pair of Tung-Sol 6V6 power tubes to accompany the 12AX7 and 12AT7 preamp tubes, and 5AR4 rectifier. Controls are simple with 2 volumes, 1 tone, and four inputs which you can jumper like an old 4-input Marshall. Features include eyelet terminal board construction, hand-selected caps and resistors, custom designed hand-built transformers, Belton tube sockets, Switchcraft and Carling input jacks and switches, high quality machine grade fasteners, and moisture-free circuit board. With the 6V6 power I'd guess it cranks around 15-20 watts which is good for a club gig or studio. Small in stature measuring just 20X16X8 and weighs in at around 35 lbs. Most of these came with a Celestion Lead 80 but this one has a USA Jupiter 12". The two-tone covering gives it a cool retro vibe as does the 60's style control panel. Stock ones are usually $2195 but are $200 off right now. Better yet, especially for the 6V6 fan, get this one in nice used condition for $1299 and…includes a Studio Slips cover.

Morgan RCA35 35-watt Tube Head w/Flight Case, (back  serial), (top), (chassis), (flight case). Incredibly versatile 35W Class A single channel amp! This is a great one for guys who like to tweak their tone. Using a unique Mercury output transformer the RCA35 lets you easily swap power tubes for anything from Blackface crystal clear tones to British Plexi crunch. It currently has a pair of Apex matched 6L6WGC tubes installed but you can swap out for 6V6, EL34, KT66, KT77, or 6CA7 power tubes for a huge range of tones. It's a Cathode Bias design so no need to re-bias. Just pick a matched pair, plug 'em in and fire up. It has a very rich tone with enough clean headroom to make it especially well suited for pedals. It also features 2 x 12AX7 in the preamp and a GZ34 (or 5AR4) rectifier. Controls are as simple as it gets with a Bass, Mid, Treble, Volume, and Gain (also houses a push/pull bright switch). The power level control lets you adjust the power amp section's volume without actually choking the signal that's sent to the power tubes. That means you get the interaction between your pedals and the power amp that you need for great tone at whatever volume level is appropriate for your situation. Morgan advises that the highest levels of clean will be with the volume control below 3 o’clock. Above 3 o’clock you are adding gain to the power section of the amplifier. The tone controls are dramatic and create a lot of the versatility of this amp. If you crank the treble while backing off the mids and bass you will get you into some class A EL84ish tones, while cranking the mids will up the gain and give it more growl like a plexi. It's an extremely well built amp with Baltic birch construction, dovetail joints, Mercury Magnetics Transformers and special Sozo caps, among other features. Here’s a video (link) with Joe Morgan himself at the 2010 LA Amp Show and here’s four 5-star reviews on Reverb (link). New cost on the RCA35 is $2099, or over $2400 with the Anvil-quality Nashville Custom Case I’m including. Get this killer head with world class protection for $1550.

Marshall ORI50H Origin 50-watt Tube Head, (back), (box), (acc.). Unused, in original box with footswitch and paperwork. From the same family as the Origin 20 head I just got in comes in the big brother in the 50-watt format. Like the 20, it's a single-channel amp with 3-band EQ, Tilt Control, FX Loop, Gain Boost, switchable power output, and Footswitch. The Tilt control blends bright and normal sounds, much like running a jumper cable between channels on the old 4-input models. The switchable output lets you select 5W/10W/50W of power covering veering from bedroom to club floors to stages. Unlike most Marshalls that can’t really get a clean tone, these have a non-Marshally clean tone, i.e. a genuine clean, but sufficient gain and crunch when you want to do classic rock. Includes footswitch that selects effects loop on/off and Boost control. It runs dual EL34 in the power section plus a trio of ECC83's in the preamp. With a new one running $749 you might want to consider this one which has never even been used and only $519. Great deal on a Marshall 50-watter in my opinion and includes original box, footswitch, and all paperwork.

2015 PRS SE Custom 24 - Cherry Sunburst, (front  detail/binding), (headstock), (back), (gigbag). Another superb import from PRS. We've loved these SE models since they first came out and have yet to get in one that's any less than stellar. PRS makes the best quality Korean imports on the market in my opinion. Made at the World Musical Instruments Co. in South Korea rather than Cort or Samick factories which probably build 90% of the Korean imports. World Music's quality control is top notch. Fit and finish are impeccable, with excellent pickups and electronics, and good quality hardware. Most of all, I'm impressed with the fact that they have great necks that set up better than your average USA Fender or Gibson. The Custom 24 is relatively new to the SE line. Initially offered flat top, the more recent models feature contoured edges. Nice. It really impressed me away in terms of looks, tone, and feel. The 24-fret wide-thin neck is a joy to play with low action, easy and smooth string bends, with quality tone and very good sustain.  Unlike most imports which use only a maple veneer, PRS chose to use an actual maple slab mounted to the mahogany body, and then put a veneer of flamed maple on top of the maple cap.  It is the marriage between mahogany and maple that gives guitars like Les Pauls, and this PRS, their throat. This classic blend produces gives the warmth and resonance with excellent bottom end - with plenty of high end snap. A guitar with only a maple veneer will not have this tone. The SE 85/15 pickups sound great and were voiced to sound much closer to the USA pickups. A 3-way switch and push-pull coil splitter give you an excellent selection of humbucker and single coil tones to work with. Other nice touches like the bird fretboard inlays, headstock shape, PRS tremolo, and natural maple binding make this look like it's USA brother but at $849 new cost, it's less than 1/3 the cost of a USA. Better yet, get this one in immaculate condition for just $595(HOLD-Mike T 9/6). Includes nicely padded PRS gigbag and trem arm.

Splawn SS1 Guitar Nitro Relic Black over Surf Green, (front), (back), (headstock), (case). Everybody knows Scott Splawn as an expert amp builder and mod'er but in the past 9 he has built some very cool guitars, in very low numbers. The SS1 is based on an early model Charvel. He also makes an SS2 Dinky-style that's more based on a Jackson. Built by Scott himself in his North Carolina shop, it offers a killer vibe plus all the super Strat features like Original Floyd Rose tremolo w/R3 locking nut, dual Jalen cream humbuckers, and thin/fast neck. Specs include alder body with a mahogany center stripe, Black over Surf Green Relic Nitrocellulose lacquer. maple neck w/hand-rubbed oil finish, 25.5" scale, 22 6100 jumbo nickel frets, Original Floyd Rose tremolo, Floyd Rose Fat Brass block, Gotoh tuners, brass knob and strap buttons, 1-11/16" nut width R3 Floyd Rose locking nut, Custom C neck carve measuring .790"/.850" at the 1st/12th frets, 12" fretboard radius, spoke wheel at heel truss adjust, and nice weight of 7.9 lbs. I got this one from my boys Brian and Josh who are coming out with their own line of guitars in the coming months. It was hand-picked at Scott's shop they both rave about the playability and tone. I agree, it's a shredder's dream with low action and a sleek neck that's reminiscent of the early Charvels. Nice relic job by Scott as well with nicely checked finish, authentic looking wear spots and finish chips, and a beautiful aging on the Floyd and tuners. Here’s a link to the old Splawn page for this guitar. Offered in “mint relic” condition with no post-factory wear. With a nice Splawn/TKL tolex case included, this one’s hard to beat at $1199(SOLD-Eric G 9/26).

Fender Bassbreaker 007 - 7-watt Tube Head, (top), (back), (cover). Low-powered Class-A all tube from Fender and a bargain for tube amps. The best thing about 7 watts is you can run them wide open and get them singing without the police coming to your door. Built with a pair of 12AX7 preamps and one EL84 power tube, despite the EL84 it sounds much more Fendery to me than it does Voxy. Layout is very simple with the standard Bass-Mid-Treb eq settings and a separate Gain and Volume so you can add in some breakup at lower volumes. It has, and was marketed as, a good clean tone but there's not a lot of headroom so look for it to break up some before you've reached half-way. It also has a switchable vintage-style treble booster that increases the overdrive and harmonics of the amp. It's built to run at 8 ohms but if you have a 16 ohm cab it'll be fine but not as loud. Around back you'll also find a line out jack for direct recording but like most of these it's not a great way to record. The styling is cool with a 40's Fender block logo plate and lacquered tweed covering. Here's a quick demo with a Strat and later with a Les Paul. Sounds pretty darned good to me. Sells new for $399. Get this one for $275 including amp cover.

2021 Epiphone 1959 Les Paul Standard – Aged Dark Cherry Sunburst, (front), (back), (headstock), (case  closed).  Like the '61 Les Paul/SG below, this is one of the new "Inspired by Gibson" models with some nice high end features. Made in partnership with the Gibson Custom Shop, the Limited Edition 1959 Les Paul Standard is another recreation of a true vintage classic. It features a mahogany body with a AAA figured maple top veneer for the look of the guitars that people pay $300K for. It features a very comfy 1959 hand-rolled neck profile with long neck tenon that's probably a bit chunkier than some of you are used to. Not as big as a Gibson '58 but certainly more substantial than a '60 ThinTaper. Other features include Gibson USA BurstBucker 2 & 3 humbuckers, Switchcraft selector switch and output jack, CTS pots, 50s era wiring, and Mallory capacitors. It also features a non-beveled pickguard, Epiphone Double-Ring Deluxe vintage tuners, Indian laurel fretboard, Epiphone LockTone Tuneomatic bridge with Epi LockTone Stop Bar tailpiece, GraphTech nut, and nickel-plated hardware. and a Limited Edition metal medallion toggle switchplate. This one comes in two finishes. This one's the Aged Dark Cherry Sunburst (I also have the Aged Dark Burst I'll list tomorrow). One mod on this, and it's easily reversible. Pickups have been changed to a set of DiMarzio Master PAF set ($179/pair) which the original owner thought sounded better than the Burstbuckers. We will swap them out for Burstbuckers upon request but knowing that some players prefer the DiMarzio's I won't do that until instructed. The set up on this guitar is beautiful. Easily on par with most Gibsons I've had. It's also in beautiful condition and with a new one running $899, save some bucks and get this one for $649(HOLD-Sq M 11/22). Includes original Lifton-looking case with the pink lining and brown exterior. Case is in nice shape other than cat scratches on the top. Meow.

2021 Epiphone 1959 Les Paul Standard – Aged Dark Burst, (wiring), (front), (back), (headstock), (case).  Same model as the one above. This one has a few different mods including all updated electronics including DiMarzio PAF '59 bridge/neck pickups and all new harness by Jackson Electronics (Texas based) including 525K CTS pots, Mallory 150 mustard .022uF caps, wiring, Switchcraft 3-way toggle, and Gavitt wiring. Everything other than electronics are stock and this guitar is in excellent condition. We have a Burstbucker 2/3 set we can install if you want to return the guitar to stock but original owner wasn't a fan and replaced all of his with DiMarzio's with vintage output. Please read the description of the Cherry Burst below for all the specs. Like that guitar the set up on this guitar is beautiful. Easily on par with most Gibsons I've had. It's also in beautiful condition and with a new one running $899, save some bucks and get this one for $649(Tent. HOLD-Jeff A 11/8). Includes original Lifton-looking case with the pink lining and brown exterior. Case is in nice shape other than cat scratches on the top.

1982 Yamaha SA800 Semi-Hollowbody w/case, (front), (back), (headstock  back), (serial), (bound body/neck), (DiMarzios). These old Japan-era Super Axe series have achieved near legendary status. Built in Japan with fine craftsmanship and quality materials, the SA800 is probably the closest copy that Yamaha made to the ES-335 Dot. Unlike the higher end models like the SA2500, SA1100, etc., the SA800 didn’t sport any fancy cosmetics or extra switching options, just like the original Dot model. Construction is also the same with a laminated maple body with center block, mahogany neck, rosewood fretboard, and dual humbuckers controlled by 3-way selector with dual volume and tone controls. The neck is similar to Gibson’s current ’60 thin taper, not at all chunky. It has received two upgrades, with a old pair of DiMarzio humbuckers and upgraded Schaller tuners. I’m guessing on the Schallers since there’s no telltale evidence such as extra holes, but I don’t think Yamaha used them. Cosmetically it’s in very nice shape for 30+ years with just some surface scratches and a few light dings. It’s a loud body acoustically, with very low action and a very easy playing guitar. For a Japan-made Yamaha semi-hollow, this is a nice axe for $699 with a good quality tolex hardshell case.

2021 Epiphone 1961 Les Paul SG Standard - Aged Classic White, (front), (back  pic2), (headstock), (case).  Another great "Inspired by Gibson Custom Shop" model, this time the later iteration of the Les Paul, known commonly as the Les Paul/SG. Gibson decided to change the body of the original LP in 1961 so this model was known only as the Les Paul '61-'63 after which the name was changed to SG. As it has since '61, features a solid mahogany body and neck with dual Alnico pickups, trapezoid fretboard inlays and single-ply cream binding. This is a fairly high end Epi that has some quality features including Gibson Burstbucker 2 and 3 pickups with CTS potentiometers and Mallory capacitors. Other features include 1-piece Mahogany SlimTaper neck with a C-profile, Indian laurel fretboard, Epiphone LockTone Tuneomatic bridge with Epi LockTone Stop Bar tailpiece, black Top Hat knobs with Inserts, Epiphone double-ring Deluxe tuners, GraphTech nut, and nickel-plated hardware. It is also factory equipped with a nice case that resembles the original Lifton case with the pink lining and brown exterior. This guitar is in superb cosmetic condition and plays as beautifully as it looks. With a new outfit setting you back $899, why not consider this barely played '21 model for just $649(SOLD-Tom S, local 10/6). Includes original case, hangtags, stickers, etc.

Hughes&Kettner Replex – Tube Driven Tape Delay, (pic2). If you like the classic Echoplex you’ll love this. This very popular delay and reverb simulator was carefully crafted to nail the tone of the classic Echoplex Tube Analog Tape Delay. Converging traditional tube circuitry and modern digital technology, the Replex replicates the sound and response of a ‘60s tape echo with awesome accuracy. And it handles and operates far more conveniently and reliably than the original. Case in point, the VINTAGE FACTOR knob in the Delay section. Spin this knob to take a trip through time. Go back 40 years, or stop anywhere along the way. Set to the far left, it delivers uncolored digital delay. As the knob is turned clockwise, it delivers more and more of the three-dimensional "wow, flutter and spin" that made vintage tape delays so desirable. Other specs include: the original sound of tube-driven vintage tape delays; choice of single-head or dual-head delays or vintage tube reverb; true bypass setting leaves source signal completely unaltered; rugged metal housing; delay time variable between 10 and 900ms. This unit is everything good about an Echoplex (tone) without any of the negatives (reliability and noise). Click here for a good YouTube demo. This model sold new for $499 20 years ago but this nice used one is just $225(SOLD-John D 9/10).  Includes original power supply and I think I have the manual but no promises on that.

Louis Electric Gattone – Custom Order, (panel), (top), (back), (serial/date), (cover). Really cool V-front, this baby was custom ordered with 4-inputs to get the tone and versatility of the KR-12 in a neat 2X10 format, as well as the Valco-looking gray covering. Louis Rosano builds perhaps the finest boutique amps at his shop in New Jersey and definitely lower production numbers than most other makers that are referred to as boutique. The Gattone was created as a tribute to Danny Gatton. This one is unlike almost anything you've used. If you're into clean headroom and/or oodles of gain, this one's for you. In addition to some of the most serious tone I've ever heard out of a combo, it's much more versatile than most, and although the panel has a vintage Fender look, the tone is much, much more.  =This amp is a gain monster - if you want it to be - but also is capable of more traditional crystal clean tones depending on how you plug in. The key to the gain structure is the 4 inputs, each voiced with different amounts of gain. Combine this with a footswitch (or simply use the included dummy plug), and you can increase the gain to a moderate high gain setting - up to total shred by merely plugging your guitar into a different input and/or selecting a different 2nd input for the footswitch (or dummy plug). The cabinet uses no baffle board, which makes for a tighter bottom, even at louder volumes. Currently installed is a pair of RAM Tubeworks 6L6GC coke bottle power tubes, along with three 12AX7 preamp tubes, 1 12AT7, and a 5AR4 rectifier. It cranks around 35 watts through a pair of Celestion G10 Vintage 10” speakers. Slight brown stain on top left edge but overall nice shape and it's never been gigged. Again, this baby’s a beast (and I say that with great compliment) when you want it to be - or it can be the sweetest tone you'd ever want, replete with plenty of clean headroom. It is, of course, hand-wired, but Louis also takes pride in the fact that they hand-build their own components such as circuits and transformers. This is one of the best sounding boutique amps I've had, and probably the most versatile good-sounding amp. Why pay $2595 for a stock model when you can get this uber cool one-off for just $1750 – PLUS it includes a very thick custom fit LeCover Pro amp cover for free. Note: This one was built 12/13/07 and is marked 001 so it’s quite possibly the first production Gattone made. If you send me more info I’ll be glad to post.

Vox Night Train Chrome Dome NT15H Lunchbox Tube Head, (back), (acc.). I've had quite a variety of low powered amps since 15-watters took off around 15 years ago. This is one of the better sounding, and likely the best in this price range. Vox worked with the great Tony Bruno (builder of the upper crust Bruno amps) in designing the Night Train if that means anything. It's the epitome of a grab-n-go head weighing just 17 lbs despite being built for the road and even comes with a well-padded gigbag. Using a pair of EL84 power amplifier tubes and two 12AX7 preamplifier tubes (same complement as the AC-15) it cranks out 15 watts, switchable to 7.5 watts. It uses similar tone stack to other Vox amps Vox EQ controls with Bass/Mid/Treb plus a Bright/Thick switch and separate Gain and Volume controls. Using the Thick setting bypasses the tone circuit and boosts the gain to a heavier tone. It's very simple to dial in a good tone and delivers chimey cleans and warm overdrives, all with the harmonic richness you expect from a quality tube amp. Click here for a quick demo from ProGuitarShop. Very clean shape and with used ones averaging over $300 on Reverb this is a nice deal at $199(HOLD-Matthew J 8/25). Includes carrying case with shoulder strap, power cable, and speaker cable.

Amp Case for Origin 20 Below, (pic2). Approx. external measurements are 23.5X11.5X11.5”. Padded inside. Spring-loaded handles. Twist lock closure. Priced less than ½ at $79 or $59 with purchase of the Marshall Origin 20 head below.

Marshall Origin 20 Tube Head, (panel), (back), (acc.). (Note: Also just got in an Origin 50 head). I’ve sold 2 of these in the past few months and everybody (including us) has loved the tone and versatility of this model. Classic Marshall tone in a JTM-looking small box head. Simple to use, like the classic Marshalls of yesteryear. Select your level of crunch or clean using the Gain and Master knobs and tweak your tone via the Presence knob and the 3-band EQ, plus there's an additional boost by pulling the Gain knob. This model also includes a Tilt control which blends bright and normal sounds, much like running a jumper cable between channels on the old 4-input models. A 3-position power switch allows you to select 20W/3W/.5W of power which makes it especially useful for home studios. There's also an FX loop for integrating your favorite pedals. Tubes are a pair of EL34 in the power section plus a trio of ECC83's in the preamp. There are a bunch of demos available online and here's one showcasing the knobs and different gain levels, and this one which focusing largely on higher gain tones with a Les Paul. Unlike most Marshalls that can’t really get a clean tone, I find remarkably good cleans with the Origin and sufficient gain when you want to do classic rock. Includes footswitch that selects effects loop on/off and Boost control. Only flaw is a small nick on front highlighted by arrow, which we can make look better. Sells new for $649 but this one’s in excellent condition and I think it's an excellent value in a tube Marshall at $429. Includes footswitch, cable, quickstart manual.

Jetter JetDrive. Organic…transparent… Brad Jeter builds good stuff. The Jet Drive is their dual-OD and boost, emulating a tube amp on the edge of breakup. With two low-gain channels, each having three controls: the Volume and Drive and a third one labeled “Lean” (counterclockwise) and “Rich” on the clockwise end. The controls have been finely tuned to a specific range of frequencies that have been optimized for maximum impact and the rich/lean controls are very interactive when the channels are cascaded. The “lean” end has the mids seemed de-accentuated for a flatter tone, more of an even tone across the frequency spectrum. The two channels are voiced differently, with the “Blue” having a more American sound while the “Green” has a more British tone. Here’s a good demo of this version from ProGuitarShop (link), and a great 5.0 review from Premier Guitar (link) where they call it, “one of the most responsive, versatile, dynamic, low to medium gain overdrives on the market.” New cost on these was $249. Get it today for just $139(SOLD-Mike R 8/18).

Joyo R-02 Taichi Overdrive Zendrive Clone. A copy of one of the most in demand OD's of the past 20 years, the Lovepedal Zendrive famous for that Dumble tone. At lower gain settings the Taichi is smooth, slightly compressed and rich in harmonics. Crank up the gain to get more sustain and a full and rich warm distortion tone. Also features some cool ambient lighting on the bottom and top of the pedal casing that makes it stand out it he dark and look cool. Also features true bypass and rugged aluminum alloy casing. Click here for a demo. New ones are still available on Amazon for $69. This one's perfect in the box for $45.

FOUR new JHS 3-Series Reverb – Chorus – Delay – Screamer. (NOTE: only Reverb is still available).  All as new in box with manual, rubber feet, JHS guitar pick, JHS jacket pin (Screamer missing pick/pin). For details check ‘em out at JHS here. They’re budget priced, selling new for just $99 each, which is remarkable considering they’re made at JHS in Kansas City rather than China. Although the price is lower JHS adhered to the same quality of their $200 pedals, with the exact same hardware, enclosure style, foot switches, jacks, and toggles. All of these are in brand new condition at an even better price of $65/each (SOLD-Chorus, Delay, Screamer for Jason S 8/25).

Electro-Harmonix Oceans 11 Reverb. As new condition. If you need an outboard reverb, whether your amp isn't equipped with it or you simply need more versatility, the Oceans 11 is an excellent choice. Simple to use and it sounds great. It features 11 reverb types with up to 3 variations for many reverb types via the Mode switch. The Tails switch allows you to choose whether or not your reverb cuts off abruptly when you bypass the pedal while a Secondary knob mode allows access to "hidden" parameters with details contained in the included manual. A cool spring reverb emulation allows you to "crash" the virtual reverb tank (yeah, THAT sound) by double-tapping the footswitch. You can also connect an external footswitch to trigger infinite reverb effects. Reverb types include Hall, Spring, Plate, Reverse, Echo, Trem (Hall+Tremolo), Mod (Modulated), Dyna (swells, gates and ducks according to your dynamics), Auto-Inf (a wash of reverb with each note or strum), Shim (octave-shifted wash that blooms behind the note) and Polly (two pitch shifts). You may only want to use traditional reverb effects but should you want to get frisky with some new sounds, especially in the studio, this baby shines. Runs on a standard 9V DC power supply (i.e. the supply in your pedalboard) plus an EHX power supply is included. New ones are going for $176. Mint in the box with manual, warranty, feet and power supply for $119(SOLD-Michael R 8/19).

MXR Carbon Copy Analog Delay. As new condition. Highly acclaimed--affordable--analog delay, with a tone that matches the expensive boutique pedals.  I've had a number of expensive analogs at $200-$300, and to my ears this one sounds every bit as good.  Features the usual controls of Regeneration, Mix, and Delay time (600ms = twice as much as a Boss DM-2 or Ibanez AD9), plus a modulation button which, when pressed, adds a subtle modulation, reminiscent of a tape delay warble - plus true bypass to preserve your signal when not in use.  To tweak it to your taste, you can even adjust the width and speed of the modulation via two trim pots inside the unit.  With an entirely analog audio path and bucket brigade technology it produces the warm, rich tone of the old tape delays, without the noise or problems.  Also, its compact design saves precious real estate on your pedalboard.  Received an overall 9.3 rating at UltimateGuitar and a great review from GuitarWorld.   Check out a good YouTube demo here.  Perfect condition and with a new one going for $149.99 this is a better deal on "as new" at $99(SOLD-Shawn W 8/18).

Pair of Boss FS-5U Non-latching Footswitches. The FS-5U is a momentary-type footswitch which engages only when the footswitch is actually depressed (turns off when you remove your foot). Works great as an external switch for loopers, sustain pedal for keyboards, chorus/delay/etc tap function for your amp or effect, etc. Sells new for $47/each. Get this PAIR for just $45.

EMG SA Set w/switch+pots. Old school, probably 80s. Inexpensive and major upgrade to your Strat. Please note that these require a 9V battery source and that will need to be wired in during installation. $65. 

2018 Custom Fender Player Stratocaster - Honey Blonde Ash, (front  grain), (back), (headstock  fretboard), (pickups). We had a really nice 2018 Fender Player Strat neck and a beautiful ash 2000 Deluxe Player Strat ash body (shown here) so, voila, we put together this stunning guitar. It's 100% Fender, including pickups which are Custom Shop Texas Specials with RWRP middle pickup. It plays as sounds as good as it looks and is easily a professional grade guitar in my opinion. Body is a true vintage style without tilt adjust and we installed a vintage trem with bent steel saddles and the block from an Eric Johnson Strat. Neck is a “Modern C” profile with a 9.5”-radius fingerboard and 22 medium-jumbo frets. It comes with a pau ferro fretboard with really nice straight grain. There’s no wear on this guitar and it plays beautifully. Stock Alnico pickups are good on these models but the Texas Spec’s just take it a step further for players into a more powerful SRV type tone. I think this is a great looking proline guitar in a rare color at a great price. New ones only come with alder body and are running $849. If you prefer ash and/or a rare honey blonde finish, check out this beauty for $649.

Fender Blues Junior IV - w/Premium Tubes, (top), (panel), (back), (tubes). Take a great little grab-n-go amp like this and put some quality tubes in it and you've got a little tone monster on your hands. These amps are highly regarded as a quality club amp that's all tube with a pair of EL84's delivering a very loud 15 watts, with a trio of 12AX7's in the preamp section. Note that the power tubes have been upgraded with Tung-Sol EL84's ($64/pair) which has a marked effect on the performance of the amp. The Blues Junior comes with plenty of tone shaping with bass - middle - treble controls, with a "Fat" switch (also selectable via included footswitch) that boosts the mids and really makes this amp sing. A separate volume and master volume allow overdriven tones at any volume plus you get that great Fender spring reverb tone. It features a 12" Celestion A-type speaker voiced for American tones and higher headroom. Also features an extension speaker jack, should you want to run a larger rig. Part of the spec change for the IV model was a larger preamp which Fender states results in a larger sound. Additionally the IV features and improved reverb circuit and a better speaker than previous models. The size of this amp is ideal for players for whom space is a premium such as a home studio or traveling to gigs in a small car. The tone, however, is anything but small. The 15 watt rating is deceptive and it's definitely loud enough for club gigs, as long as you don't need a totally clean sound at max power. If you're thinking about buying a new one for $749 maybe consider this one for $519(HOLD-Gary N 9/20). It's in mint condition and comes with tags, all paperwork, and footswitch that's never been used.

Mojotone Lite 1X12 Cabinet w/Celestion Neo Creamback 8 ohms, (back), (speaker). Handmade in the USA, the Lite 1X12 is Mojo's lightest loaded 1x12 cabinet ever, weighing in at 18 lbs. It's factory loaded with an 8 ohm Celestion Neo Creamback Speaker. Features include 3/4" solid pine shell with handmade 1/4" finger joints. 1/2" ply 100% void-free Baltic birch ply speaker baffle. It's designed to pair up perfectly with a Princeton Reverb or Tweed Deluxe, and works great with a variety of others including Orange Tiny Terror, Vox Night Train, Mesa Mini Rec, and Marshall Class 5. This cab is a good choice for small rooms, rehearsals, or any stage where you will be mic'd. It fits easily on the passenger seat and sounds excellent. Sells new for $471. Get this one in flawless condition for $309.

Gator TSA Series Electric Guitar Cases, (inside). Model GTSA-GTRELE - 2 available. Made for Strats, Teles, and many other solidbody electrics, it features a molded polyethylene exterior is built tough to military and ATA specs. Features TSA-approved locking center latch for traveling, plush interior, neck cradle, ergonomic injection-molded handle for comfort, rounded latch housings to divert impact, and matching black powder coated hardware. Sells everywhere for $199.99 but pick up one of these for just $109. Includes key.

DOD Grunge FX69B, (pic2). Flashback to the Seattle sounds of the early 90s. Super clean with manual but no box. Actual selling prices on Reverb is $83 for the last 10 piece sold. This one is super clean and just $75.

DOD Overdrive Plus FX50-B, (pic2), (pic3). Derived from the even older 250 OD/Preamp, the FX50-B is a quality OD pedal from the mid-80s, when DOD made their pedals in the USA. Insanely clean for 35+ years and includes box and manual. Collectors will want this one. $69.

2006 ESP Ltd Kirk Hammett KH-603, (front), (back), (headstock), (sanded neck  pic2), (features), (case).  One of the early runs from Korea (later ones before the recent reissue were Indonesia). We can remove them if you prefer. Very comfortable shred machine loosely based on a LP single-cut. Features a solid, flat body made of maple that's comfortably contoured in the back and contoured around the heel of the maple neck-through-body. Available only in black with a high-gloss finish. Please note that the back of the neck has had the gloss clear coat sanded off so it doesn't stick to your hand like a thick poly finish. At the heart of this model is a pair of EMG-81 humbuckers and a genuine Floyd Rose double-locking tremolo. Other features include 24-fret rosewood fretboard with extra jumbo frets, 24 3/4" scale and Grover tuners. I need to mention that the two vinyl stickers have been applied to the top which we can easily remove upon request. This guitar plays with ease with no buzz and a clear powerful tone with these EMG's. It's a killer guitar for the Metallica fan or any shredder. They've reissued the original KH-3 LTD which is selling for $1399. Get this one for $929 including a new Iron Case LP case. Includes trem arm.

2001 Gibson Hummingbird - Bozeman MT, (front  binding  label), (back), (headstock  neck), (repair1  pic2), (case  inside).  Here's one for the professional guitarist who wants a true classic Gibson flattop and best of all it's had a pro headstock repair so it's definitely player priced. This one was sent to me from the west coast and by the time it arrived the headstock was nearly broken off in the usual spot. Thanks to Martin and his superb luthier skills the repair is virtually invisible with the only telltale sign being the black lacquer that was feathered into the area. You can't even feel it with your fingers. He says the break was very clean and no chunks of wood were missing, adding, if it ever breaks again it won't be in this area. You know the specs for the Hummingbird which was Gibson's first ever square-shouldered dreadnought when it debuted in 1960. Specs have remained largely unchanged for over 60 years - all solid woods with the classic Sitka Spruce and Mahogany combination - in a squared-shoulder dreadnought design with a thin gloss nitro lacquer.  Cosmetic features include multi-ply body binding, bound neck, inlaid MOP logo and crown inlay on the headstock, MOP double parallelogram fretboard inlays, and the classic hummingbird tortoise pickguard.  Many people feel that Bozeman guitars are the finest acoustics in Gibson's history, on par with the Golden Era. I don't know, but it's a fabulous sounding flattop with hand-scalloped X bracing that provides excellent responsiveness and rich sustain. This guitar was collector owned so it has seen little use in its 20+ years. It also includes a beautiful Lifton case courtesy of Norm's Rare Guitars. A new one is going to set you back $3999 and used ones ('89-'19) have averaged $2910 on Reverb for the last 10 sold. With the superbly repaired headstock this guitar is an excellent value at just $1699(SOLD-Ryan F 8/15).

TC Helicon Harmony Singer 2 - Vocal Harmony + Reverb. I love this technology. It uses a guitar input as the source for determining which harmony to add so there's no programming required. The harmonies change from major to minor based on your chording. It's the same technology used in the Helicon "Harmony G" which was my favorite unit for a few  years. It features 8 different harmony arrangements, 3 reverbs (room, hall, club), a separate mix level for harmonies and an Adaptive Tone control. This tone control isn't your basic tone and it actually adds in EQ, compression and de-essing, giving your vocals a sparkle that aren't there when that features is turned off. Here is a very pro demo by TC Helicon (link) and one from a regular guy (link). A very powerful, compact tool that’s just $199 new. If you’re looking for something that sounds good and is incredibly easy to use, this one’s mint in the box for $135.

Boss RC-30 Loop Station, (pic2), (patch bay). Boss’ latest and greatest phrase looper, replacing successful the RC-20XL. The RC-30 gives you up to three hours (up from 16 minutes on the 20XL) of onboard stereo recording and loop storage with a new dual-phrase loop feature that lets you create and play two completely independent stereo loops in perfect sync. In addition to studio and performance, it’s also a great practice tool with some cool drum loops built in. Features include: three hours of onboard recording time, powerful DSP from Boss' ESC2 chip, true stereo In/Out, dual-phrase loop feature lets you create and sync two independent stereo loops, 99 memory slots, Loop FX provides real-time loop editing, mic input with phantom power, USB 2.0 port for swapping/managing files with your PC or Mac, Aux in jack, and onboard rhythms including real audio drum loops. This unit is in exceptional condition. 2 rubber slabs removed from bottom and replaced with Velcro. Let us know and we’ll switch it back to rubber. There are a load of YouTube demos but here’s one I picked sort of randomly (link). Sold new for $308 but get this barely used one for $185. Includes box, manual, stickers, etc.

2001 Gibson Figured Top Les Paul Studio - Wine & Chrome, (front), (back), (headstock), (case). Rare flametop Studio, this is easily a AA top and although the beauty is somewhat lost on a dark wine stain, it looks good in bright lighting. This is one of the older "heavy" Studio's, before chambering became a standard feature on all LP's around 2005. Many players are seeking these out, with the belief that a better tone is worth the extra pound or two. The Studio's remain the best value in the "real" Les Paul line, i.e. gloss finish, carved maple cap over mahogany body, trapezoid inlays, 490R and 498T Alnico humbucker, Gibson deluxe tuners, etc. Basic construction is the same as the Standard with the exception of cosmetic appointments such as body and neck binding. Cosmetically this one has its share of scratches and dings, but Martin used some Gibson touch up pen on the worst of them, lacquering over when possible, so they're not that noticeable. I attributed the flaws to a careless owner rather than extensive playing time as the frets are near perfect and there aren't any excessive areas of wear. It's a great playing Paul and for a lacquer finish Studio a nice buy, especially for the many players who are looking for a non-chambered body, which are becoming harder to find. With a new plain top Studio in Wine selling for $1699 with just a gigbag, for the player this guitar offers substantial savings, a lovely maple top, and a hardshell case for just $999. Case is a used 1SKB-56 with ATA latches that sells new for $204. Don't care about the case? Get it with a nice Gibson wedge gigbag instead of the hardshell for $825(HOLD-Nathan J 9/2).

1989 Fender '72 Stratocaster Reissue - Yngwie Malmsteen Style, (front), (back), (headstock  nut  scalloping), (neck/body markings  body  pickups), (trem  trem2), (dings). Pretty cool model and less than 1/2 of what a USA Yngwie will run you. This is fine MIJ model ST72-86DSC with its defining feature being a factory scalloped fretboard. The scalloping is done perfectly of course and doesn't seem quite as deep as Yngwie models. It's also in the classic Yngwie color, Olympic White and also features the large headstock with '72 logo, 3-bolt neck attachment, vintage trem with bent steel saddles, and aged plastic parts. Pickups are the DP182 Fast Track in the bridge, DP115 aka HS-1 in the middle, and an HS-3 in the neck. Good variety of tones here, with a definite Stratty sound, especially in positions 2 and 4 but all 5 positions are quite expressive and articulate. I'm not sure what the original pickups were for this model but I think the DiMarzio's were an upgrade. It also features an upgraded bridge, the Gotoh 510 fulcrum tremolo which is a definite improvement over the stock trem with cast alloy saddles. Stock nut for this guitar was brass but this one has been upgraded to a brass roller nut. Lastly, the string trees were replaced with American Standard which are smoother than butterfly trees. Cosmetically it's in decent shape for 30+ years with just a few scrapes, primarily on the bottom edge and tip of the treble cutaway. It's got a nice vibe and feels like you're playing a vintage guitar. Many of the Fender Japan guitars from this era were on par with American Standard prices, thanks mainly to the fact that Fujigen was making cooler models for Fender Japan. Get this one for $775(SOLD-Ryan G 8/29), including a hardshell case.

2021 Fender American Original '50s Telecaster, (front), (back), (headstock), (case  75th plate). The latest and greatest reissue of the original early 50s black guard Tele, replacing the American Vintage '52. This one has all the black guard era vibe with period correct hardware and pickups, but adds modern features such as pickup switching and the modern 9.5" radius neck. It features a solid ash body with gloss nitrocellulose finish and although it's the typical 2-pc ash, we had to look at it for several a minutes trying to find the seam. I need to point out that we did one minor lacquer touch up. On the headstock there was a small spot (shown here) where the finish had lifted so Martin sanded it down and reapplied nitro clear. Although it’s visible, you can’t feel it with your finger so it’s not going to come back. The body has a great wood matching job and the wood grain is even throughout and runs the length of the body. Other features include chunky nitro-finished '52 U-shaped neck with 9.5" radius and tall vintage frets, period correct Pure Vintage '52 single-coil pickups with copper-plated steel base plates and Vintage-style through-body string mount bridge with three brass-barrel saddles. This one even comes with the commemorative Fender 75th anniversary neckplate in the case. The Tele has always been the workhorse guitar in the Fender stable and none more than the butterscotch black guard Strat. It has all the twang you know and love in a Tele and this 9.5” radius and tall frets make everything easier to play. This one’s a nice weight at 7 lbs 12 oz, which is great for an ash body. It is set up with very low action and sounds very alive, even when unplugged. Other than the one slight touch-up this one's in stunning condition and with a new one running $2149, get this one for $1449(SOLD-Kevin K 8/26). Includes Fender/GG tweed case, hang tags, ash tray, Fender pouch and assorted paperwork.

Warmoth Phil Collen PC-1 Style Quilt Top, (front  Floyd), (back  contours), (headstock  fretboard), (specs), (stuff), (case).  All parts on this were ordered from Warmoth and it's a top-notch build by one of Albany's top luthiers. With an eye toward Phil Collen's signature Jackson it features a natural finish Warmoth body with quilted maple on mahogany, factory cut for recessed Floyd Rose trem. Body has a tummy cut, forearm contour and contoured heel. Neck is roasted flamed maple with reverse headstock, 10"-16" compound radius, roasted flamed maple fretboard, 1 11/16" nut, SS6150 Wolfgang stainless frets, 24 frets, 25.5" scale. Tremolo is Genuine Floyd Rose Original tremolo, recessed with an R4 Floyd locking nut. Other hardware include a set of Schaller S-lock strap locks and pins, Gotoh SG381 tuners, and black dome knob. Pickups are a custom Jalen humbucker built to spec for the original owner (replaced original JB) and Duncan TB-10 Full Shred in the neck. This guitar plays with the ease of any PC-1 I've had with low action, super fast neck, and no fretting out or dead spots. It's a shredder's delight. It has excellent sustain and makes a superb rock axe for both anthems and ballads. $1800 invested in parts alone plus $300 for pro assembly = $2100. Get it here for a song. Just $1250(HOLD – Scott G 10/7). Includes new Gator GTSA case ($199) and all the stuff pictured including back plate that has never been installed.

Mesa-Boogie Subway Rocket w/Reverb, (panel), (top), (back  pic2  pic3). Killer little Boogie 20-watter with more tonal variety than the Subway Blues plus the Rocket has a lot more headroom. The Subway Rocket uses a pair of EL84's and a quad of 12AX7's in the preamp feeding a 10" Boogie Black Shadow 8 ohm speaker. It features dual channels with shared 4-band EQ plus a Contour switch that make it essentially a 3-channel amp. The EQ controls are very interactive so it might take a few minutes to dial in the perfect tone the first time but it's easy to figure out and not a lot of other knobs and switches to mess with like most Boogies. Other features include spring reverb, parallel FX loop w/mix control, record/headphone out, and silent record mute switch. The tone of this amp won't quite be the gain monster of the Dual Rectifier, rather the very beefy MK III series. You can dial in loads of gain though, certainly enough for any type of rock music except extremes such as the heaviest heavy metal. Dial it back and it can work fine for anything from country to jazz. This one's in nice shape for 25 years and for a USA all-tube Boogie it's a nice buy at $599(SOLD-Melissa 8/9). I did not get a footswitch with it. Sorry.

Louis Electric Gattone – Custom Order, (pic2), (top), (back), (cover). Really cool V-front, this baby was custom ordered with 4-inputs to get the tone and versatility of the KR-12 in a neat 2X10 format, as well as the Valco-looking gray covering. Louis builds among the finest boutique amps I've had and definitely lower production numbers than most other makers that are referred to as boutique. The Gattone was created as a tribute to Danny Gatton. This one is unlike almost anything you've used. If you're into tweed-era tone and/or oodles of gain, this one's for you. In addition to some of the most serious tone I've ever heard out of a combo, it's much more versatile than most, and although the panel has a vintage Fender look, the tone is much, much more. This amp is a gain monster - if you want it to be - but also is capable of more traditional crystal clean tones depending on how you plug in. The key to the gain structure is the 4 inputs, each voiced with different amounts of gain. Combine this with the footswitch (or simply use the included dummy plug), and you can increase the gain to a moderate high gain setting - up to total shred by merely plugging your guitar into a different input and/or selecting a different 2nd input for the footswitch (or dummy plug). The cabinet uses no baffle board, which makes for a tighter bottom, even at louder volumes. Currently installed are a pair of RAM Tubeworks 6L6GC coke bottle power tubes, along with three 12AX7 preamp tubes, 1 12AT7, and a 5AR4 rectifier. It cranks around 35 watts. Beautiful condition - has had two local owners and has never been played out of the home. Again, this baby’s a beast (and I say that with great compliment) when you want it to be - or it can be the sweetest tone you'd ever want, replete with sufficient clean headroom. It is, of course, hand-wired, but Louis also takes pride in the fact that they hand-build their own components such as circuits and transformers. In many ways this is the best amp I've used, and one of the most versatile. New cost on this one was $2650 but it’s yours today for $1750. Includes a really nice cover by LeCover.

1985 Hamer Steve Stevens SS1 with Wide Neck, (front), (back  back2), (headstock  repair1  repair2), (case  orig pickup). Note: The Zebra pickup in the pics is a Bare Knuckle Rebel Yell which I'm offering as an option if desired. This is a player's guitar as you can see, but a killer player and one that looks very presentable. Here is a pic back when it had original black finish. Finish has been stripped and replaced with tung oil finish, except front of the headstock which was painted black and a replacement logo applied. There's also a very solid headstock repair. Super pro job with titanium pins, expert glue job, no wood filler required. If you've avoided Steve Stevens before because of the skinny neck with1 5/8" nut please note that this one has the rare 1 3/4" nut with a fairly substantial D back shape. Specs include solid Honduran mahogany double-cutaway body, set neck with mahogany neck, rosewood fretboard with pearl inlays and 22 medium jumbo frets, Hamer diecast tuners, 24 3/4" scale, and Original Floyd Rose double-locking tremolo. Electronics consist of original Hamer Slammer HSS Set (as modified as follows). Steve collaborated with Bare Knuckle for his own Rebel Yell pickups and this guitar currently has this model currently installed, with the Slammer humbucker in the case. Controls are master volume & tone with 3-way selector pickup selector plus 2-way toggle switch for coil-splitting. Fairly lightweight for an all-mahogany guitar at 7 lbs, 15 oz. It plays beautifully and needs no fretwork or other repairs to make a stunning gigging guitar. Case is in typical vintage condition with lots of wear around the edges and part of one latch is missing but other 4 are fine. If you're a player looking for a true proline guitar this one's hard to beat for $700 with the Bare Knuckle Rebel Yell installed (and original Hamer pickup included) - or $625 with only stock Hamer pickups.

Peavey EVH Wolfgang Standard Deluxe - Green Flame, (front  front2), (back), (headstock  neck), (case/etc.). (Note the color - last one Ed played on stage was a green one like this before he destroyed it on stage). The Standard Deluxe was the top of the Wolfgang line, short of a custom shop model. Features include archtop body with flamed maple top over a solid basswood body, cream body binding, figured maple neck with oil-finish, dual graphite reinforcements with adjustable truss rod at the body end of the neck, 25.5" scale, 22 jumbo frets, 15" fretboard radius, 10 degree headstock angle, Schaller tuners with pearl buttons, custom-wound EVH/Peavey zebra humbuckers mounted directly to the body, Switchcraft 3-way toggle and output jack, Peavey/Floyd Rose tremolo in highly polished chrome and D-Tuna on the low E string. The D-Tuna is a handy feature if you play an occasional song in drop D tuning. With the flick of your finger you can drop the low E string, to a perfectly in tune D; then back up to E when you're ready, perfectly in tune. Quality control on these guitars was very high and I've yet to get in one that had any issues at all, with great necks that never fail to deliver the ultimate perfect set up. Other than very light discoloration to the neck, which is inevitably even if you only play occasionally, this guitar is pretty much immaculate - no pick scratches; no buckle scratches; clean headstock; clean frets and shiny hardware. The flamed maple is narrow, even bands, i.e. "fiddleback" pattern.  The neck is nicely figured with birdseye and some flame. Includes nice original case w/key, trem arm, Allen wrenches, the elusive fretboard protector, original manual and warranty card as well as 2-page extended warranty sheets. Prices on these were climbing before the passing of Mr EVH and since then many sellers are asking $3K, $4K, and more for one of these. In the real world I can state that we *paid* $600 more for this one than I *sold* them for when Ed was still around. Emerald Green is one of the rare colors with just 600 or so made, trems and hardtails combined. Own this super nice Wolfie for $2499(SOLD-Steve N 8/1). Includes case, factory checklist, manual, fretboard protector, etc.

2022 Fender American Ultra Stratocaster - Cobra Blue, (front  pickup-matrix), (back  beveled heel/cutaway), (headstock), (case). Like new condition. Fender's latest and greatest version of their Super Strats with features that eclipse the earlier Plus, American Deluxe, and Elite models. A few of the upgrades over traditional models include the latest Ultra Noiseless Vintage Strat pickups, a compound radius fingerboard (10"-14"), Modern "D" neck, and S-1 switching that lets you select fat neck tones on pickup positions 1 and 2. If you just want the usual 5 Strat tones, just don't press the S-1 and it's a regular Strat. I really like the necks on these with perfectly rounded fretboard edges and a compound radius that excels at chord work or blazing leads. Also the vintage tint tone is perfect. A major departure is the new tapered low-profile neck heel which is super thin where the neck meets the body, while the treble cutaway is beveled for even easier access to the upper frets. Other features include sealed locking tuners and a 2-point deluxe Synchronized trem with very comfortable pop-in trem arm and embossed Fender headstock logo. This model sells everywhere for $2099 but get this one in brand new condition for just $1499(HOLD-Brian L 9/23). Includes Fender deluxe case and all accessories and paperwork.

2019 PRS S2 Custom 24 - Moss Green, (front), (back), (headstock), (gigbag). Lovely Custom and an absolutely killer playing PRS. With the new price point of the S2, PRS has a definite winner in a more affordable USA model. The S2 series provide the customer a chance to own a Maryland-built PRS well under the price of their core series models but the quality is still what you expect from a PRS. The body uses the classic mahogany with a figured maple top, the recipe for killer tone since the 50s. Neck is the new Pattern Regular neck carve which is based on Paul's original, pre-factory and early production guitars. It feels great in the hand. Not too big, not too slight. A vintage-inspired beauty, its asymmetrical, beveled maple top give the S2 Singlecut much of its explosive tone. And while not a super high output guitar, the S2 Singlecut can be overdriven into well-rounded, organic rock tones without sacrificing the punch or clarity found in higher-output guitars. Pickups are PRS 85/15 S Treble and Bass which are described by PRS as rich with some sparkle and substantial but tight low end in the bridge with the neck being a little darker providing great balance and vintage tones. Other features include mahogany body with figured maple top, 1 21/32" nut width, PRS low mass tuners, PRS tremolo, nickel hardware, rosewood fretboard with bird inlays, Volume and Tone speed knobs, 3-way blade switch and push/pull tone pot to split the pickups. This guitar rivals any of the Cores I've had in terms of playability, just spectacular and is offered in beautiful condition with no flaws noted anywhere. With new ones running $1829, maybe consider this stunning example at just $1279(SOLD-Kenny M 7/29). Includes PRS gigbag, tools, trem arm, and all paperwork.

Neunaber Audio Immerse Reverb MkI, (pic2). If you're into spacey cathedral-sounding tones that take your breath away, this thing easily competes with the Empress and Strymon units I've had. It also excels at normal applications, i.e. “normal” chorus-type modulation or reverb. The Neunaber Immerse was introduced in 2016 and features eight reverb modes and seven forms of modulation for a total of 42 possible modes. It has controls for effect level, depth, and tone. Click here for a good YouTube demo. This thing is really breathtaking. It's in lovely condition with original box and manual, some Velcro on the bottom. $165.

Celestion Seventy 80 16-ohm 12” Speaker. Noted for its hefty bottom end, aggressive mids, crisp highs, and powerful 80W power handling, the Seventy 80 is great for all styles of music. This speaker came out of a new Marshall combo when nearly new and has never been played above bedroom level. Very clean shape and a good value for $59.

Gibson L-00 Standard Acoustic-Electric, (front  controls  label), (back), (headstock), (case). What a nice small body acoustic.  Coincidentally, the L-00 has around the same size body as Martin's 00 size, although the Gibson moniker has nothing to do with the size.  It has the small-body shape of the 1930s L-00, but with a slightly shallower body depth for a fuller, more balanced tone.  It features a nitrocellulose finish throughout, solid spruce top with mahogany back & sides, body binding top and back, gloss lacquer finish, mahogany neck with slim taper profile, rosewood fretboard with 19 frets, MOP dot inlays, 1.725" nut width, 17 degree headstock angle, L-series rectangular bridge, Golden Age nickel tuners, Fire-striped L-series pickguard, Tusq nut and bridge, and vintage script logo.  I'm sometimes not impressed with recent Gibson acoustics but both Martin and myself were thoroughly pleased with this guitar.  It has a clear and distinct tone that is great for finger style but projects plenty loud if you're standing around jamming with friends.  You blues players will love the large frets on this guitar which will perform great for string bends. For electric work it features the L.R. Baggs VTC pickup system with volume and tone controls tucked neatly inside the soundhole. Previously owned but apparently barely played and offered in 9.8 condition with no major flaws anywhere. This model sells new for $2799 but get this super clean used one for just $1950. Includes Gibson case, leather key ring, polishing cloth, and Gold warranty.

2016 PRS Brent Mason – Maple Board, (front), (back), (headstock), (case  tag). Flawless condition – with desirable maple fretboard! The hottest session player in Nashville for nearly three decades, the Brent Mason model was designed to meet his demanding needs. It starts with a dense Korina body housing 305 single coil mid pickup, with 408's in the bridge and neck, both are humbucking/single switchable via individual mini switches. This H/S/H combination with switching options gives you an unprecedented amount of tonal options. Especially unique with the 408 pickups, the toggle switches lets you completely shut down (not tap off) one of the coils, turning it into a true single-coil pickup. This gives you options such as S/S/S like a Strat, or HH like a Gibson, and many more. Brent chose the Pattern neck carve on a maple neck with the perfect polish of its V12 finish, which is described as the perfect balance between nitro and poly. The quartersawn maple neck is outfitted really nice bird inlays with pau shell outlined in black on the maple version. The Korina body is not only attractive, it provides the deep and warm tone of mahogany but with added midrange, while the quartersawn maple neck adds brightness. Other features include a 25.25" scale (exactly 1/2 way between Fender and Gibson), PRS tremolo, PRS Phase III locking tuners and a unique rounded neck heel. It is immaculately finished in White Wash, which is basically Fender's Blonde translucent finish that allows you to see the grain. Note the store sticker on the neckplate can easily be removed. This model had a relatively brief run of around 5 years so there aren't a lot on the used market. Offered in perfect condition for just $2100(SOLD-Stu R 7/22). Includes similarly clean PRS case, trem arm, hang tag and all the other case stuff.

JHS Emperor V2 Chorus/Vibrato. Much like a modern era Boss CE-1, the Emperor uses bucket brigade circuitry to achieve superb sounding chorus and vibrato effects. It offers 6 different tones via 2 toggle switches with one being chorus/vibrato and the other three different waveforms, sine/square wave/triangle. Modulation speed is controlled via tap temp switch or via standard speed knob. It also offers a RTS input for controlling speed or an on/off for external tap tempo. It's easy to dial up a classic 80s chorus and this thing nails the Boss CE-2 very well. To me it's worth the money for that but it does much more including some very spacey tones and wacky tones. Click here for a YouTube demo. These sell for $219 new. This one's mint in the box except for some neat Velcro on the bottom. Yours for $149.

Lakewood D-32 Dreadnought, (front), (back), (headstock), (side), (label), (appointments), (case). The D-32 (Deluxe Series) is Lakewood's take on a classic American guitar with the classic wood selection of spruce and rosewood. Luxurious finishes, fine wood mother-of-pearl inlays, and high-gloss varnished soundboards set the tone for this series. The superb selection of tonewoods and minimal appointments should appeal to players who appreciate clean lines, and love to flatpick. The neck profile falls between a vintage and modern low profile with a fairly tight feel and comfortable action that plays easily, making it easily adept at both flatpicking and finger style. Features include dreadnought body shape with AAA European spruce top, Indian rosewood AAA (Style 32) sides and back, 1-piece mahogany neck, wood core soundhole rosette (matches back & sides) with abalone purfling, flat headstock with Indian rosewood veneer, Indian rosewood body binding, body purfling from noble woods, Ebony fingerboard, white MOP Lakewood logo, Indian rosewood heel cap, bone nut, 1.73" nut width, .83 to .91 neck thickness, rounded D neck profile, 25.6" scale, ebony bridge, 2.17" string spacing at bridge, ebony bridge pins with pearl dots, Schaller M6 gold tuners, high-gloss polished body, satin gloss neck, Hiscox case. I sold this guitar brand new a few years ago and since then it’s been only lightly played so it’s in excellent condition. The D-32 (which I think now includes just a gigbag) retails at $2684, plus import fees and shipping.  Do a little homework if you're not familiar with these fine guitars and you'll find that this is an incredible deal on a quality flattop at $1499.  Includes original case.

USA Customs Guitars Strat/Tele Hybrid – Top Notch Build, (front), (back), (headstock), (bridge). Super clean, well thought out, expertly built. All quality parts, with a cool Tele body by USACG fitted to factory original Strat pickguard, with a USACG neck. My buddy George ordered a Honduran mahogany body, 2-piece, with offset seam, and paired it with a USACG rock maple neck, with Madagascar rosewood fretboard. Neck has 6150 Dunlop frets, real abalone moon inlays, 1 11/16” nut width with a genuine bone nut, with a satin poly finish, and USA epoxy logo...all upcharges. Neck is a 25” conversion scale, just like a PRS scale. It was ordered to be a Fender Spec C, aka ’63 Fender. It is fitted with a tilt nut adjustment so it can also accommodate a Fender neck without modification. Tuners are Hipshot locking type with a Callaham Guitars bridge on the other end. Body has the rounded heel, like an American Deluxe, and it’s fitted with a rounded Fender neckplate. Pickups are top notch as well, with a trio of Lollar Specials (bridge Duncan replaced with Lollar after pic was shot). They’re wired to a standard USA 5-way switch with CTS pots, and Orange Drop cap, connected to an Electrostat/Switchcraft jack assembly. This is an impeccable playing guitar with low action, beefy (but not overly chunky) neck, with tone that’s superior to any American Deluxe I’ve had. Over $1300 (in 2010 money) invested in parts alone, plus $300 or so labor if you were to get this built from scratch. We touched up a small edge ding as to not be visible in pics but it’s in beautiful shape with no player’s wear noted. If you’re a player looking for a Strat that’s a little different, with high quality parts and a cool vibe, I highly recommend this mahogany Strat/Tele for just $1050. Includes a quality PRS gigbag or for $50 more, a Gator GTSA hardshell with TSA latches (see listing below).

Gator TSA Series Electric Guitar Case. Model GTSA-GTRELE. Made for Strats, Teles, and many other solidbody electrics, it features a molded polyethylene exterior is built tough to military and ATA specs. Unfortunately, it's not built to stay in a hot car so the top lid is slightly warped. Barely noticeable and nothing else was affected. It features TSA-approved locking center latch for traveling, plush interior, neck cradle, ergonomic injection-molded handle for comfort, rounded latch housings to divert impact, and matching black powder coated hardware. Sells everywhere for $199.99 If you don't mind a very slight warp, this one's only been used a few times and is just $99. Includes key.

Marshall DSL1CR 1x8" 1-watt Tube Combo Amp, (top), (back), (panel), (back panel), (acc.), (optional cover). Don't let 1 watt fool you, this is plenty of volume for practice and recording and since it's an all-tube Marshall it has the sound you're looking for. In fact, if it's *too* loud there's even a lower power switch that takes it down to 1/10th of a watt via its adjustable power setting, which adjusts power to the valves (instead of just turning off valve stages) which retains all the sweet articulation and dynamics. You get the same all-valve tone and feel at any volume. This thing is unlike most of the other low-power tube combos with great features like a full EQ section plus a "tone shift" which acts like a mid-scoop, effects loop on back, built-in reverb, dual channels which are footswitch selectable, and a speaker emulated output which is voiced like a 1960 cab. Click here for a YouTube demo. This amp is in brand new condition and ships in original factory box and packing. With a new price of $599, save some money on this "as new" model for just $419. Includes footswitch and sealed paperwork bag. I also have an optional heavy cover made with pin striping for the DSL (pictured above) for just $22 if desired.

2018 Gretsch G5230T Electromatic Jet with Bigsby - Airline Silver, (front  detail), (back), (headstock), (case). Classic Gretsch solidbody jet with an arched maple top and chambered basswood body finished in a gloss Airline Silver finish. Some nice touches on this model including quality pickups and hardware, body and neck binding, and classic thumbnail inlays. For pickups Gretsch went with Blacktop Filter'Trons for the classic 50's Gretsch tone. Although they're humbuckers, they're voiced differently than most with a less fat (and muddy) bottom end but with a jangly tone that cuts more like a single coil. With the chambered body, they yield a very woody tone that's clear and a bit more complex than the average humbucker. Other features include black walnut fretboard with 22 medium jumbo frets, anchored Adjusto-Matic bridge with Bigsby vibrola tailpiece and vintage Kluson type tuners. Set up is low and comfortable and cosmetically it's in excellent condition with zero fret wear. Only mod is the truss rod cover was lost so we used a Gibson part. This deal also includes a quality Canadian-made Gretsch/TKL case, Tolex over wood, which is in similarly perfect condition. With a new one running $599 plus $149 for this model case, get this nice used one including this quality case for $529.

Wampler Euphoria Overdrive. Formerly known as the Ecstasy until Bogner got mad at the name choice. It’s now called the Euphoria, it remains one of the best grab-n-go OD pedals, giving you a good variety of OD types and likes all types of pickups. If you want a smooth Dumble tone, it's in there. So are crystalline tones - all the way to killer crunch tones. It has loads of available output and gain, which its bass control is wired pre-clipping to keep your low end tight and punchy. It features 4 knobs (Volume/gain/bass/treble); mini-switch goes from overdrive setting to distortion setting (top: creamy tone, middle: crunchy tone, bottom, light fuzz tone). Other features include high grade film capacitors and resistors picked for superior sound and response, completely true bypass, battery connection and 9v power jack (Boss type barrel plug), ultra bright LED, and durable powdercoat finish. It is very dynamic, works well with your volume control, and cleans up very well. Click here for a demo by Brian, the man himself. The Euphoria sells new for $199. Get this clean used one for just $139.

Korg Pitchblack Custom WHITE Tuner Pedal, (display). Cooler display than the regular Pitchblack but otherwise same great specs. Very compact and rugged chromatic tuner. Housed in an aluminum casing, it features true bypass plus an LED meter that can be switched between four modes including meter, full strobe, half strobe, and mirror. It features a very large and easy to read display that works well on a dark stage or outside in the bright sun. In back you'll find buttons for choosing the display mode and for calibration. There's also a DC 9-volt, 200mA output for noiselessly running other pedals in a chain. Click here for a demo of the Custom model. New price is $99.99. This works perfectly and is just $45.

1960's Univox Super-Fuzz, (pic2), (sides), (front/back), (bottom), (inside). One of the true holy grails of the pedal world. The 60s Super-Fuzz was designed by Shin-ei in Japan and manufactured in Japan. This particular one is one of the earlier models (ca. '68/'69) with the stamped metal enclosure finished in grey, with the blue Univox logo. It's a classic octave fuzz that uses a pair of germanium diodes to produce that octave square wave clipping. In ca. '70 they changed to a die-cast metal box with a rubber cover that had the words "Super-Fuzz" embossed on it. In '73 they were all orange colored with blue or green treadle. Controls are simple with just Balance (volume), Expander (fuzz amount), a two position 'tone' switch, and an on/off footswitch on top. Unique features of this pedal are (1) a full-wave rectification of the circuit produces an upper octave as well as a slight lower octave. This also gives the sound a lot of compression and gives a mild ring modulator effect - and (2) a tone switch that engages a 1kHz filter that "scoops" the mids, giving a very fat, almost bassy tone. If you've messed with a bunch of 50-year-old fuzz pedals you know that they can really sound nasty, and not in a good way. This one was horrible so we sent it away to have it brought up to specs where it benefitted from a complete re-cap of the dozen 10uf caps used in the circuit. My tech said the caps had some of the most extreme values he had ever seen in a 10uf cap - some as high as 125uf and most had leakage over 20%.  One was totally dead. They were all replaced with quality Nichicon caps. Originals are included should you ever want it to sound bad again. Actual selling prices on the last 9 sold on Reverb, dating back to 2021, averages $604, and that includes some really rusty ones. I’ve seen a few cleaner than this one but it’s definitely above the norm as these go. $575 and it’s yours.

2001 Taylor 310-KCE Dreadnought Cutaway - Legends of the Fall, (front  label), (side), (back), (headstock), (preamp), (case). Very rare and unique guitar from Taylor. Back in the day they used to build a limited run each autumn called "Legends of the Fall" with exotic woods and appointments. This particular model, rather than the usual Sapele woods uses beautiful Koa, plus an Ebony fretboard. The back is adorned with the LOF emblem. You'll note the one issue on this guitar, which is purely cosmetic, is the milky finish on the back and a bit on the side, which has been developing for the past 10 years according to the last owner. It hasn't flaked off so it's just a little unattractive from the back. The top has a different finish and it's fine. An additional rarity is the full dreadnought (X10) size Taylor produces many more X12 and X14 models. The 310KCE dreadnought, with its large body that's made for light to heavy flatpicking, is a more traditional style that should appeal to more players. The preamp on this one, as with all Taylors from this era, is the Fishman Prefix Plus. It features a 4-band EQ, Notch Filter (adjustable 40k-500k) which can eliminate problem spots in EQ'ing, Mid-Frequency slider adjustable 250K-10kHz, and a Phase switch. 20 years ago it was state of the art and still sounds good today. Features of the 310KCE include dreadnought body with Venetian cutaway, body binding, multi-piece soundhole rosette, Koa back and sides, Ebony fretboard, Indian rosewood headstock overlay with inlaid logo, and gloss finish on the solid Spruce top. I've been a Taylor fan for nearly 40 years, ever since we started distributing Taylors at Hotlicks in the 80's. There are many things to like about them but what immediately grabbed me is that I finally found an acoustic that played as easily as an electric - and their thin necks feel familiar to electric players.  Like nearly all Taylors, it sets up with very low action with comfortable fretboard edges and smooth bends. These guitars listed for $1798 back in 2001 and would be at least 50% higher if made today. If you don't mind a bit of finish delamination that doesn't affect the tone I consider this an excellent value for the working guitarist at just $999(SOLD-local 7/9). Includes original Taylor case.

EVH D-Tuna Lever. Includes just this part so if you have all black hardware except your D-Tuna, here you go. $15.

Fender Telecaster Bass Pickup. If  you’re building a Telecaster bass (1st Ver.) or an early 50’s Precision, here you go. I’ve had this for a while and don’t have any documentation but I’m fairly certain it’s from a Mex model. Alnico magnets. Nice shape. $25.

D'Angelico Premier Series Bayside CS Concert Ukulele, (front/back), (headstock). Uke's are popular these days. Really popular. School-aged kids like them since they're easy to learn, easy to play, and aren't as intimidating as a full size guitar. Fun at parties, fun on TikTok videos, just plain fun all the time. A few weeks ago I gave this model to a nephew for being a good kid. In the course of 4 days of showing him stuff I was amazed at how quickly I figured out songs despite never having played them on a uke. Okay, on to this uke... The Bayside CS is a concert-size ukulele that offers good tone and acoustic resonance with a slightly larger body size but it remains very lightweight and comfortable to play. It features a satin finish which actually contributes to its warm, balanced tone and commendable unobstructed sustain. Its slim C-shaped neck and 1.4" nut width make it comfortable to play whether you're a grown-up or small child. It features all laminated mahogany, top, back/sides and neck and what I really like is the art deco headstock. This uke has never played and is offered in showroom condition. We'll do a proper set up and string stretch prior to shipping so it will arrive ready to go. Lots of fun and just $115.

Yamaha BB300 Bass, (front), (back), (headstock), (gigbag). Dating is tricky on most Yamaha’s but this one was made on 15 Aug of ’85 - or ’95. Doesn’t really matter I guess. The Broad Bass (BB) 300 was a very good Taiwanese quality with a fat P-bass tone that will make your bellbottoms shake. This one’s in typical used condition with plenty of rubs and scratches but no breaks, repairs, or other issues. Only mod is a thumb rest which we can remove and/or relocate if desired. This thing plays with ease and if you compare it to a Fender Squier P-Bass I would pick this one every time for tone, playability and especially vibe. Body is a bit larger than a Precision but just a tad and one unique thing about many BB models is that the pickup is reversed from a Fender (bass side pickup closer to the bridge than the treble side) which gives it a bit more definition and punch in the low register. Same 34” scale length. Very cool bass in my opinion and just $229(SOLD-Jeff C 7/1) plus it includes a clean CrossRock padded gigbag. 

60's Julio Giulietti JG400 Fretless Bass, (front  bridge), (back), (headstock  neck), (case). Fairly rare Italian bass from the golden era of Italian musical instruments. Giulietti & Son was a New York based musical instrument importer, originally starting out with accordions. Their guitars and basses were made by ZeroSette in Italy, and imported by US importer, Julio Guilietti who rebranded them as "JG" or "Juliett", depending on the run. Other brands produced at Zerosette include Goya (for Hershman), Contessa (Höhner), and Sano, among others, so you see some crossover with other brand names. The JG400 obviously borrowed from the Les Paul body shape. Among basses I've read that less than 300 were produced, although more guitars were made with the same body style, headstock, etc. I've read where they were sort of custom instruments in that the necks weren't interchangeable, at least without modification. I'm not sure what the wood is but it's very lightweight but having said that it has excellent acoustic properties and sounds closer to a stand-up bass than any solid alder or ash body I've heard. Pickups likewise aren't high output which also lends itself to a natural tone closer to an acoustic bass. There isn't a ton of info on the web about these but starters here's a good page at Fetishguitars (link). There are no real detractors here. It plays, sounds, and presents itself nicely. I consider it an excellent value on a vintage fretless bass at $599. Includes vintage case that I’m fairly certain is original to this bass, although not branded.

Blue enCORE 200 Vocal Mic. Touted as the world’s first studio-grade phantom powered active dynamic microphone. Thanks to a proprietary active dynamic phantom power circuit it delivers more gain before feedback than any other dynamic mic allowing you to be heard clearly through any mix. The circuit also ensures natural, detailed and consistent sound regardless of what you plug into, and even delivers consistent tone even on the longest of cable runs. Housed in an all-black finish plus there's an additional chrome mic grille, so you can customize the look to your application. And with heavy-duty tour-tough construction, it’ll withstand anything you encounter on the road. Also includes Phantom power indicator light on barrel, heavy-duty metal-plated finish plus an additional copper-finished grill as well as mic clip and storage pouch. Sells everywhere for $149 but get this one new in the box for just $109.

1966 Fender Coronado I, (front), (headstock), (back), (case). A very untraditional guitar from Fender and probably their first real attempt (not counting the solidbody Jazzmaster) to get some of that Gibson business. For around 15 years Fender had owned the solidbody market while Gibson ruled the archtops. With the advent of the British invasion, hollowbodies were gaining huge visibility, especially with the Beatles and their Epi Casinos. Fender brought onboard German-born Roger Rossmeisl, of Rickenbacker fame, noted for using a German carve on hollowbody instruments. You can see Rick influences in the checkered binding, F-tailpiece, and straight f-holes. The Coronado was a true hollow-bodied electric guitar, like the Gibson ES-330 and Epiphone Casino, without a center wood block in the body, as opposed to a 335-style "semi- hollowbody" that had a block of wood anchoring the top and back, running the length of the body. A full hollowbody has one drawback, specifically being more prone to feedback than a semi-hollow. On the up side, they body is more free to vibrate and they can have excellent acoustic properties, including better sustain. It came in 4 models (plus some Wildwood models that followed) which included the "I" single pickup, "II", dual pickup, "XII" 12-sting, and bass. These chrome-top (as on the early examples) single-coil pickups were made by DeArmond, a company more famous for Gretsch pickups. The bridge on the Coronado I was a split rosewood traditional archtop bridge (most II models features the 'tune-o-matic' style bridge with a rosewood base) plus it has a suspended "F" tailpiece. The maple arched body is bound top and back. Other features include bolt-on maple neck with rosewood fretboard and pearl dot inlays, dual F-holes, black headstock with gold Trans logo, chrome-top black knobs, Fender F-tuners and single string tree. Perhaps the most visible use of the Coronado was by the decade's biggest star, Elvis Presley, as the only guitar featured in the movie "Speedway", which was a sunburst model. More serious users have included Dave Davies of The Kinks, Sergio Pizzorno of Kasabian, Graham Coxon of Blur, Jimmie Vaughan, and the Flaming Lips. This was a one owner guitar and is in excellent vintage condition. He had the electronics replaced many years ago to eliminate scratchiness but I'm fairly certain the pots just need cleaning since they meter okay. It plays beautifully and has a pleasing tone that isn't prone to feedback at reasonable gain levels. Coronado I models average over $1400 for examples in Very Good or higher (link). Get this one in really nice vintage condition for just $1299. Includes original case by Victoria Luggage company as well as original wiring harness, pots and jack (shown here).

2021 Gibson L-00 Studio Walnut Acoustic/Electric with Upgrades, (front  label  armrest), (back  side), (headstock), (Fishman upgrade), (case). Hand-built in Bozeman MT and finished in a lovely Walnut Burst, the L-00 conjures up memories of the humble L-00s from the pre-war era. While original examples are now approaching $5K this is a very affordable option. A few upgrades on this one most notably a new Fishman Ellipse Matrix Blend system ($299) has been installed. This system combines the world's best-selling under saddle pickup with the Ellipse Blend to give you unparalleled tone and feedback rejection. It utilizes an under-saddle pickup plus a condenser mic suspended inside the body via a flexible gooseneck, and offers controls (volume, blend, and phase controls) to produce the sparkling, transparency and control of an Acoustic Matrix pickup with the expressive character of a condenser mic. It's a quantum improvement over the stock Fishman Sonitone. Next there's a Pearse rosewood armrest ($37) which adds comfort plus better tone since it's actually elevated above the guitar's top which allows more vibration. Lastly, an SKB formfit case ($209) provides better protection than the stock case. The guitar features a thin thermally-aged nitro finish sprayed on a walnut body, Sitka spruce top, and SlimTaper mahogany neck. The thin finish allows the guitar to resonate freely, much better than a thicker poly finish. Other features include traditional hand-scalloped X bracing, 24.75" scale length; 12"-radius walnut fingerboard, mother-of-pearl dot inlays, 1.725" Graph Tech Tusq nut, rectangular walnut bridge with Tusq saddle and pins, and Grover Mini Rotomatic machine heads. Previously owned by one Iowa's top touring guitarists, it's offered in overall excellent condition and an absolutely spectacular set up. Tonally it’s fatter in the mid-range which makes it well-suited for Robert Johnson style blues, folk music, or simply accompanying a vocalist in a solo gig. It's one of the better small body Gibsons I've had in many years. For a quick listen check out this demo on YouTube. This model sells new for $1849 (or $2148 if  you get the Ellipse Matrix Blend installed). Get this one with a tone that you can do stages with for just $1349.

MXR Dyna Comp Mini Compressor, (pic2). The original Dyna Comp is a classic and probably the most popular pedal compressor of all time. The Mini combines classic tone and modern convenience in box that's 1/2 the size plus it features an Attack switch to toggle between slow and fast attack times. Sells new for $99. This one's mint in the box and $65.

MXR Analog Chorus, (pic2). Mint in the box. Excellent and affordable choice for players who treasure the warmth of the chorus’s of the late 70’s and ‘80’s. After CE-2’s and CS9’s players needed an affordable alternative and these are around ½ the price of those vintage pieces. It has the usual rate, level, and depth controls, plus low and high EQ cuts to tailor your tone. Click here for a simple demo from MusicToyz. Like the delay above this one’s super clean with the box and paperwork. Velcro on bottom but otherwise perfect. Don’t pay $99, get this nice clean one for $65.

MXR M300 Reverb Pedal, (controls). If you're tastes are simpler than the Earthquaker above, the M300 offers a good selection of superb reverb sounds without pitch-bending effects. It offers 6 Reverb Modes plus an Expression Pedal Input to give you real time control over various parameters. Here's a good demo (link) by ProGuitarShop. Sells new for $199. This one's mint in the box with power supply for $139.

Boss FV-50L Volume Pedal – New in the Box. Never been used; still in factory plastic. The FV-50L is a low impedance unit. Boss makes a FV-50H (high impedance) volume for using the unit before the input of your amp while this 50L unit is low-impedance allowing direct control of stereo keyboards and stereo effects units. It has stereo in’s and stereo out’s. It has a blue knob on the to set a minimum volume level plus there’s a convenient Tuner Out jack. The Boss unit sells new for $123.99. Get this one, new in the box, for way less. Just $75.

Fender Deluxe Molded Bass Case – As Is. Case is in decent shape as far as exterior, latches, and hinges. The only issue is the bottom Styrofoam and lining is missing. You can line it with formfit foam and it’s a fairly easy job so it can be contoured to pretty much any body shape. These are $224-$249 new at online retailers. Get this one for $65.

ESP Ltd Pancho Tomaselli PT-4 Bass, (front  bridge), (back  heel), (headstock), (gigbag). Excellent signature model from ESP, bass was built in collaboration with funk pioneer Pancho Tomaselli who has been an ESP endorsee since 2010. As you can see it's basically a hot-rodded Jazz bass with some nice features such as high mass Gotoh bridge, EMG-X Jazz pickups, and an EMG BTC System active preamp that consists of Volume control, pickup balance control, and stacked Low/Hi EQ controls. Other features include matte black swamp ash Jazz bass style body, Jazz proportioned maple neck with a maple board, smoky black pearl block inlays with the model on the 12th fret, and extra jumbo frets. The neck pocket and neckplate are slightly beveled to allow more comfort in the upper frets. Set up is very comfortable and it's capable of producing a wide variety of quality tones. Click here for a demo by Pancho and some great reviews. Cosmetically it's in typical used condition with the main flaw being 2 scratches on the back (pic2) and a touched-up spot (pic) on the top/side, neither of which will ever get worse or pose any problems. A rather high end bass for Ltd, this model sold new for $899 and I haven’t read about anybody who thought that was too high. This one’s just $435 and includes a newish ESP gigbag.

Earthquaker Devices Astral Destiny, (pic2). Very powerful modulated octave reverb pedal that can sound very sweetly layered, or as wacky as you want. It features 8 reverb modes with 8 editable presets, assignable expression control, tails for natural reverb decay when the effect is bypassed and a super cool stretch feature that doubles the length of the reverb while adding an adjustable pitch bending effect. For details check out their site here, or for a good YouTube video here. Sells new for $199 or get this one mint in the box for $139.

2011 Gibson SG Melody Maker - Satin White, (front), (back), (headstock), (gigbag). Excellent buy for the buck for anyone looking for a classic rock axe. This Limited Edition model is very reminiscent of the old SG Juniors with its single pickup and wraparound tailpiece while it’s actually simpler with only a volume control (no tone control). Gibson released these in 2011 exclusively and also featured Flying V, Explorer, and Les Paul models, in black, blue, or white. Features include Satin White finish with what Gibson calls a textured satin finish, mahogany body, quartersawn mahogany neck, narrow Coke Bottle style headstock with Gibson deluxe tuners, single 491T ceramic-magnet humbucker, vintage wraparound tailpiece and very comfortable neck that they call a Melody Maker taper that's nicely rounded and slightly fat (.835” X .930”). Set up is low and buzz-free with a very good rock tone which cleans up well when you back off the volume a tad. Offered in beautiful condition and includes original gigbag (Gibson hardshell case available for upcharge). Last 10 white SG/MM’s (Good to Ex Cond) have averaged $703 on Reverb (link). Get this one for $639.

Planet Waves Joe Satriani Strap - "Up In Flames". Premium quality 2" tubular nylon construction showcasing Satriani's own artwork, inspired by his famous guitars. Sells new for $28. This one's $14.

2013 Godin MultiAc Spectrum SA (Synth Access), (front), (back), (headstock), (controls), (outputs), (optional Mono Vertigo). This one does it all: superb acoustic guitar, electric guitar, and synth driver. The 13-pin connector produces hexophonic output, which sends a separate signal for each string to a number of devices, including Roland's GR series guitar synths. You can make it as simple or complex as you want. I play primarily acoustic/electric in recent years and I've used Multiacs as my favorite model on and off for 15 years. Nothing else plays and feels like an electric, but has a rich and distinct acoustic voice and none have been more resistant to feedback. Features include chambered mahogany body with easy-access controls, super comfy mahogany neck with Richlite fretboard, acoustic bridge output plus Seymour Duncan Lipstick Pickup with separate volume and tone controls. The 5 slide controls are Vol, Bass, Mid, Treb, Synth Vol, with buttons for synth program change (up/down). There are two separate volume knobs on the side which come into play mainly if you use both the acoustic and electric outputs, where you'll have a control for each but you'll also have the ability to use just one output and then volume slider then becomes a blend control. This guitar is in excellent condition with low, comfortable action. If you research online make sure you're looking specifically for "Multiac Spectrum SA" since Godin has used similar model names over the years for dissimilar guitars. This model runs over $2K new, which is reasonable for a North American made 3-voice quality guitar. Get this one for just $999 with a Godin gigbag (not as nice as the guitar) or $1159 with a new Mono Vertigo gigbag ($269 in stores), the best protection you can get for a guitar in my opinion. Also includes 13-pin RMC cable.

ca. 1986 Fender Stratocaster ST-562F – Locking Kahler, (front  detail), (back), (headstock), (case).  Excellent MIJ model that marked Fender's entry into the rock/metal arena which was being driven by Charvel, Jackson, and Kramer. Part of the Contemporary Series, it's basically a very traditional 50's Strat, excepted fitted with a double-locking tremolo which allowed dive bombs and other tricks that simply weren't possible with a vintage tremolo system. Around this same time Fender produced many guitars with either the Fender System I tremolo or Kahler Fulcrum 2520 tremolo. Both used a standard nut plus a locking nut around an inch up the headstock. This Spyder system is much, much better. One of the odd things about this model is that it doesn't have, nor did it ever have, a country of origin. If you look around the web you'll see this wasn't uncommon for this model during the timeframe and it's possibly due to the fact that USA hadn't warmed up to offshore manufacture yet. Just a few years prior all Fenders every made were USA and I guess they were hoping people wouldn't ask the salesman. Features include basswood body, maple neck with slim "D" profile, 12" fretboard radius, 22 medium jumbo frets, locking nut only (without a standard nut), Gotoh sealed tuners, USA Kahler 2720 Spyder double-locking tremolo, and ca. '58-'62 3-tone sunburst finish. As well as I can determine from catalogs, the web, and my memory of the 80s, is that this model was produced sometime in the period '86-'87. Playability is excellent and condition is average for 35 years. Nothing terrible, moderate player's wear. It sounds excellent and the flatter fretboard, large frets, and locking trem make it an excellent choice for heavier music, although you may want to swap out the bridge single coil with a stacked humbucker. I'm including a solid Canadian-made TKL Tolex case, all for $599(HOLD-Richard 6/21).

OFF-HOLD: Wampler SLOstortion. Nobody does amp simulation better than Brian Wampler and this one does a great job of cloning the tone of the Soldano SLO-100 and its revered overdrive and tube saturation. You'll get the SLO thick saturation with complex harmonics and a well-defined classic crunch. An Overdrive/Crunch switches between high and low gain modes taking you from a "nearly clean" to sweet full-on saturation. A 3-band EQ adjusts the pedal for various guitar/amp combinations. In addition, you get a specially tuned clean boost, controlled by the Boost knob, which can be used independently or in addition to the overdrive section for more gain or simply more volume. It has a very solid build quality and features true bypass. Average Reverb price on the last 10 used ones (from good to perfect) is $206. This one is in perfect condition and $179.

TC Helicon Voice Live Touch, (pic2), (patch bay). Very cool performance tool for vocalists who require harmonies and effects. Equally adept on stage or studio, it's designed to easily mount on a mic stand, and is angled if you want to put next to your computer or keyboard. It features VLOOP, which is a performance vocal looping of vocals and guitar input including effects and allows 25 Favorites which you can customize, store and recall quickly. There are a lot of demos and tutorials on this unit on YouTube so have a look around. This original VoiceLive Touch was replaced by the V2 and recently the V3 but there are still some new ones online for $549 while the last 10 used ones sold on Reverb averaging $254. Get this one for just $199. Includes original power supply.

A bunch of pedals just in and some nice guitars after I get these posted. All of these pedals are mint/very near mint in the box, although a few have Velcro on the bottom.

JOYO JF-36 Sweet Baby Overdrive. So many of the lower priced OD's try to give you the most gain for the buck and it's refreshing to see Joyo produce one that's not about high gain. The Sweet Baby, based on the Mad Professor Sweet Honey OD, is a low-gain overdrive that you can tweak via the Focus knob to adapt to different overdrive styles. The Focus adjusts the pedal's sensitivity to touch and playing dynamics, something many players cherish above gain. Housed in an aluminum alloy casing and features true bypass. Mint in the box, although the controls have been written in black marker to make them easier to see. Here’s a 13 min demo (link) from a guy who loves his. Worth checking out for just $25.

Caline Drifter CP-37 Delay. It's remarkable how much value you can get for your effects dollar in '22. This Caline Drifter is home to 7 useful delays and sells new in most places for just $59. Controls include Repeat, Mix, and Time controls. Also features true bypass, solid metal housing, and operates on any standard Boss-type 9V adapter. This pedal is mint in the box and a whole lot of fun and experimentation for just $39.

J Rockett Blue Note Overdrive. Described as a very woodsy blues overdrive feel that can achieve more gain than a typical tube screamer, although this is not a TS clone. Now with a newly-added “Hot” switch it has more tones than ever. This switch adds more gain, more volume and boosts the low mids for a thicker juicier feel. It can be set to run flat in its EQ section, more ballsy with the Fat knob, or select the “Hot” position for more prominent mids. Noted for superb feel, the Blue Note works great with any guitar/amp combination. Click here for a demo. New cost is $199, or get this perfect one in the box for $135(SOLD-Geo M 10/24).

Here are some mini pedals for you guys with limited pedalboard space:

J. Rockett Audio Designs Immortal Echo Delay. Part of JRAD's Jet Series, the Immortal Echo gives you 680ms of warm analog slapback and delay in a mini size. It features Repeat, Time, and Tone controls to dial in your perfect echo while a Blend control balances your wet and dry signals, great for 1/8 not chased delay effects. Also features True bypass switching and a very low current draw for an echo/delay. Click here for demo. Sells new for $119. This one's mint in the box for $79.

TC Electronic Spark Mini Boost. Good sounding level boost pedal with up to 20dB of gain boost. Also features true bypass and Momentary/Latch switching modes. Click here for a demo that compares the Spark to the Xotic EP Boost (which I also have in stock). Sells new for $59. This one's mint in box and $39.

NUX Morning Star Overdrive. Excellent Blues Breaker tone plus there's a Shine circuit that offers more sparkle on the high end. Just press/hold the switch and it goes into that more treble range. Offers choice of True Bypass or Buffer Bypass. Click here for demo. Mint in box and just $35.

Xotic SP Compressor. Xotic makes some of the best stompbox effects on the market and the SP Compressor is definitely one of the best I've heard. It's quiet, subtle yet effective, and extremely compact (save your pedalboard real estate). It's the choice of Steve Lukather and many other pros. It offers the same OTA (operational transconductance amplifier) technology used in the Ross Compressor, thought by many to be the best vintage comp made. It features a wide variety of compressor tones from vintage to subtle and features a dry blend knob, up to +15dB of boost, as well as dip switches inside the housing for attack/release times, high cut, pad. It also features true bypass and is solidly built for many years of trouble-free use. Runs on 9V battery or optional 9V adapter. Click here for demo. Sells new for $140; this one's mint in the box for $89.

Epiphone Slash "Victoria" Les Paul Standard Goldtop, (front), (back), (headstock), (pickups), (case  stuff).  Two mods on this one: Added pickguard and stock Epi Probucker pickups replaced with an aged Porter Gatekeeper set. The guy just didn't like the Epi pickups and swapped them out on every guitar I've gotten from him. This Porter set, which he said was a drastic improvement, features authentically aged covers and features a 7.71K Alnico 5 bridge and 6.76K Alnico 2 neck. Original pickups are included should you want it stock. The Slash Victoria is part of the new Inspired by Gibson collection and features a mahogany body with a maple cap, a Graph Tech nut, Epiphone LockTone bridge and Stop Bar tailpiece. Specific Slash features include a C-shape neck profile, Epiphone Custom ProBucker Alnico 2 pickups (included in the case) that are replicas of Gibson’s Custom BurstBuckers and exclusive to the Slash models, color-coordinated hardware appointments, CTS potentiometers with Orange Drop capacitors, Epiphone Strap Locks, and a custom hardshell case. There's also Slash’s “Skully” signature drawing on the back of the headstock and on the case - as well as Slash’s signature on the truss rod cover. These Gibson Inspired models are most closely aligned with Gibson than ever before, especially the finishes which would take an expert to discern one from the other. It's an exceptional player and has very good resonance when played acoustically. With a new one running $949, how about this barely played used one for $699. Includes Slash case, bumper sticker, warranty tag and stock pickups with plastic film still on top.

Yamaha FC7 Volume/Expression Pedal. Adjustable pedal angle, spring point adjustment and a metal connection plate for multiple pedal "ganging". New ones are $39. Get this one for $23.

2019 PRS S2 Singlecut - Violin Amber Sunburst, (front), (back), (headstock), (gigbag  misc.). Early S2 in high gloss finish. PRS’s S2 series provide the customer a chance to own a Maryland-built PRS well under the price of their core series models but the quality is still what you expect from a PRS. The body uses the classic mahogany with a figured maple top, the recipe for killer tone since the 50s. Neck is the new Pattern Regular neck carve which is based on Paul's original, pre-factory and early production guitars. It feels great in the hand. Not too big, not too slight. A vintage-inspired beauty, its asymmetrical, beveled maple top give the S2 Singlecut much of its explosive tone. And while not a super high output guitar, the S2 Singlecut can be overdriven into well-rounded, organic rock tones without sacrificing the punch or clarity found in higher-output guitars. Pickups are S-2 #7 Treble and Bass which are described by PRS as rich with some sparkle and substantial but tight low end in the bridge with the neck being a little darker providing great balance and vintage tones. Other features include mahogany body with figured maple top, 1 21/32" nut width, PRS low mass tuners, PRS adjustable stoptail bridge, nickel hardware, rosewood fretboard with bird inlays, dual volume and dual tones with push/pull feature to split the pickups. This guitar rivals any of the Cores I've had in terms of playability, just spectacular and is offered in beautiful condition with no flaws noted anywhere. $1139(HOLD-Brian C 6/4) includes PRS gigbag with manual, hangtag, warranty, catalog, bumper sticker and tools.

Tom Anderson "Switcheroo" Circuit and Pickguard. Desirable and hard to find part for vintage Anderson fans, was also offered as an aftermarket mod.  Tortoise guard has some warping so you might want to switch guards. Threes switches under the guard select Series-Parallel-Split, while four mini toggles on top control the Blow Switch and each of the three pickups. For more info go to Anderson’s site here. Not many of these on the used market and this one's just $75(HOLD-Wayne P 5/18).

2017 Fender Squier Affinity Precision Bass PJ - Olympic White, (front), (headstock), (back). Like the Squier Affinity Tele below, this Squier Affinity P/J Bass offers the same legendary design and tone that have lasted for 75 years. It features a lightweight body, a slim and comfortable “C”-shaped neck, vintage-style open-gear tuners that are smooth and accurate, and 4-saddle bridge for perfect intonation and action. If that's not enough, this model comes with both the split P-Bass neck pickup and a single-coil J-Bass bridge pickup, offering you twice as many tones compared to a regular Precision. These sell for $299 new, which is a great price point for a beginner/intermediate player. This one is cosmetically perfect and set up to perfection, for just $200(HOLD-Local 9/5) and I'll even throw in a gigbag and strap.

2021 Epiphone Les Paul Classic - Worn Ebony, (front), (back), (headstock), (optional gigbags).  Great way to get that fat, crunch Paul tone without spending a fortune. Uses the same tone blend of a mahogany body and maple top, but with plain maple and finished in their satin, aka Worn, finish. These finishes are thought by many to be tonally superior as the wood is able to vibrate more freely without a lacquer or poly coating. It features the SlimTaper C-neck, a pair of Alnico Classic Pro humbuckers, trapezoid fretboard inlays, bound body and neck, mahogany body with laurel fretboard, Graph Tech nut, nickel hardware, Grover 18:1 tuners, 2 volume and 2 tone with coil splitting. This guitar sets up very well, plays with ease and has an excellent selection of tones. With a new cost of $449, and hard to find, this one looks perfect and is a better deal at $315(HOLD-Michael S 6/22). Add a Gibson wedge gigbag for $25 more if desired.

EVH Wolfgang Pickups. If you're searching for Ed's tone, you need these. New, never installed, with plastic film still on top. Sells new for $340/pair. Get them here for $100 cheaper. Just $239(HOLD-John P 5/18) takes the set.

2005 Dr Z Mazerati Head - Black, (top), (back), (cover). This is the original Mazerati built before they made the gain monster known as the GT. This Mazerati features world-class construction, with neatly applied Tolex on Baltic birch cabinets, cleanly soldered handwired circuit laid-out on vintage turret boards, and chassis-mounted tube sockets and potentiometers. This amp is basically a higher powered Carmen Ghia head, delivering delivers rich, beautifully detailed tones that offer a pointed, yet musical midrange. High-end blooms with some AC30 chime, with great mids and swift attack that are more aggressive than Vox. It's not at all a gain monster but for seekers of headroom you'll be pleased that it never gets fully saturated. Instead, it delivers a smooth, subtle breakup that retains your note definition much like Sticky Fingers era Keith. Breaks up and cleans up very well to your guitar’s volume. Thanks to beefy trannies, its low-end stays tight and focused even with the volume fully cranked. Two knobs may not seem to offer a lot of tone selection but when its quality tone you don't need any more and it sounds equally good regardless of the type of guitar you're using. Anything from a Tele to a Les Paul to a Rick. A quad of EL84s cranks out around 30 beautiful watts. Not many of these around and most people are asking $1300-$1600. Get this one for just $950(HOLD-Bill A 5/13). Includes Studio Slips dust cover.

2003 Fender American Deluxe Fat Stratocaster - Ash, (front), (headstock), (back), (Deluxe features), (case/etc.).  Super clean American Deluxe finished in desirable cherry sunburst over ash, which was a $150 upcharge back in '03. Unlike the Strat Plus that preceded this model, the American Deluxe had more upscale features that distinguished it from the stock Strat.  Starting with pickups, a pair of Vintage Noiseless singles and a Fender DH-1 humbucker, controlled with a 5-way switch that provides the same classic Strat tones in positions 1-4, but a full-on humbucker tone in position 5. Because of the Noiseless pickups, all settings are quiet while retaining the classic Strat tone. Other deluxe features include polished chrome locking tuners, LSR roller nut, polished chrome tremolo with pop-in trem arm, abalone dot inlays, rounded heel for comfort in the upper register, and raised chrome logo. Lovely condition with no noteworthy wear or scratches, extremely comfortable set-up, and a wide selection of tones you can only get from an HSS model. You don't see very many of these in cherry sunburst and it's indeed a lovely color for a Strat. The last 4 that sold on Reverb (May ’22) averaged $1512. You can have this very tidy one for $1159(SOLD-Candy 7/14). Includes original case, straplocks, tools, hang tags, and manual.

2018 ESP Ltd EC-256FM - Lemon Drop Flametop, (front), (back), (headstock), (bound neck/inlays). If you're a fan of the LP look and tone, but want something a bit lighter (just 7 lbs 6 oz) and ergonomically designed you might want to consider this 256FM (figured maple). Features include set-neck construction; 24.75" scale; bound mahogany body with figured maple top; bound mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard; bound headstock,1 5/8" nut; thin U-shaped Neck; 22 extra jumbo frets; nickel hardware; tuneomatic bridge & stopbar tailpiece; ESP pickups with an LH-150-B and LH-150-N; push-pull coil tap on tone control; pearloid Flag fretboard inlays.  This guitar is a comfortable player.  At 7.2 lbs., and a body that's more shallow than a Les Paul, it feels great strapped on and with the deep, beveled cutaway, it's easier hitting the high notes. The gloss finish shines like new with no scratches or wear noted. It sets up surprisingly nice with very low action and the stock ESP pickups sound good in both the humbucker and single coil modes.  All in all, this is super nice guitar and, especially, a good value for a LP style axe.  New cost is $599 but you can have this one with our great in-house set up for $399(SOLD-Tom D 8/29).

Gibson Deluxe Protector Case. An improved recreation of the Protector cases from the late 70s/early 80s. The vintage models had issues with their latches which were bendable plastic on the 70s model, then small metal ones on the 80s. Both were ill-conceived and within a decade or so few had more than one or two working latches. This new version features the ATA-approved spring latches which are much stronger. This case sells new for $249. This one is super clean and just $159.

SKB Les Paul Case 1SKB-56. Very similar construction to the Gibson Protector above with the same latches, plush lining, and storage compartment. Sells new for $204.99. This one is super clean and just $129.

2017 Schecter Omen Extreme-6 - Magenta, (front), (back), (headstock), (inlays and binding).  Hard to beat this for the money in terms of elegant appearance, easy of play, and quality tone. With its figured maple top with matching figured headstock, colorful Vector fretboard inlays, black chrome hardware, and multi-ply body and headstock binding, it's a great guitar to look at but it plays with such ease that I found it hard to put down and easily exceeded my usual 5-minute test drive. The Schecter Diamond Plus Alnico humbuckers sound very good and with the inclusion of a push/pull tone knob you get a good choice of single coil tones in the mix. A string-thru-body and perfect string angle over the bridge contribute to commendable sustain. Notes just bloom so much better than on a trem model. Other features include mahogany body with arched maple veneer top, double cutaway body with a deep treble cutaway and beveled heel make it easy to reach the upper frets, and a fast maple neck with rosewood fretboard that's thin enough to please most shredders. Although marketed as largely a metal axe I found this guitar sounded very good for any style of music with just a tweak on the controls and different settings on my modeling amp. You'll notice it has a set of DR Neon guitar strings on it. They feel great and sound good but let us know and we'll work something out if they're not your vibe. Sells new for $499. This one is set up perfectly, not a scratch anywhere, and just $349.

2018 Jackson JS22 DKA - Snow White Gloss Finish, (front), (back), (headstock), (neck binding/inlays). I'm not too familiar with the JS series and all I found on this model were satin finishes but this guitar definitely has a high gloss white finish. Features include arched top Poplar body, graphite-reinforced maple "speed neck" with rosewood fretboard, bound neck, 12"-16" compound fretboard radius, sharktooth pearloid fretboard inlays, 24 jumbo frets, two-point fulcrum bridge, and black hardware. Pickups are Jackson high-output humbuckers and they sound good with searing leads and crunch out of the bridge and fat blues and smooth jazz tones out of the neck. Controls are simple with just a volume, tone, and 3-way selector. This guitar is in immaculate condition and plays with the ease of guitars costing 4X the cost. The neck is very shallow, much like an Ibanez and I find it very easy for fast fretboard tricks. I think it's an excellent value at $159 which includes a good used gigbag.

2021 Epiphone Joe Bonamassa "Lazarus" '59 Les Paul w/upgrades, (front), (back), (headstock), (saddles  Burstbuckers  etc.)  (cert.), (case  case flaws). Cool upgrades on this one which are listed toward the end. Some premium specs and appointments on this model which was designed in conjunction with the great Joe Bonamassa to pay tribute to his rare '59 Burst which is had redone, essentially being brought back from the dead (as with Lazarus). This is as good as it gets for an Epi Les Paul coming from the factory with AAAA figured maple veneer, Gibson Burstbucker 2 and 3 pickups, original 50s Wiring, CTS Potentiometers, Mallory caps, and Switchcraft 3-way selector. In addition to a neck with no scarf joint, it features a long neck tenon and Epiphone's LockTone bridge and tailpiece which "locks" onto the posts automatically and eliminates accidental drops in pitch while adding tone and sustain. Lastly it comes with a vintage style brown case that closely resembles the Lifton cases of the 50s, and includes a presentation folder with photo and certificate. Other features include mahogany body with wide grain AAAA flame maple veneer, single ply cream binding on top and fretboard, 1-pc mahogany neck with long neck tenon, 50s rounded Medium C neck, Indian Laurel fretboard with pearloid crown inlays, 12" radius, 22 medium jumbo frets, Graph Tech nut, nickel hardware, Epiphone Deluxe tuners (included in case), cream pickguard, 2-way adjustable truss rod, and Gold Top Hat knobs with dial pointers. Epiphone calls the finish process "aged gloss" which is a thin poly finish that resembles the lacquer finish of Gibson's VOS. Upgrade #1: top has been buffed out to a higher gloss, making it look even more like a VOS finish. Upgrade 2: Original owner wasn't a fan of Gibson Burstbuckers so he installed a set of Golden Age Parsons Street ($182/set) which include an Alnico 2 overwound (9.5K) in the bridge and an Alnico 5 (7.5K) in the neck. Original Burstbuckers are included in the case. Upgrade 3: If you prefer a wider string spacing note that saddles have been changed to a wider spacing than a standard LP. Original saddles are in the case. Upgrade 3: Tuners have been changed to Hipshot locking tuners with bone looking Kidney Bean buttons ($105). Original tuners are in case. If you're a fan of the modern smallish C necks or Gibson's Thin Taper please note that this neck, while not a 50's baseball bat, is slightly more substantial than the average Gibson/Epi necks. Set up is impeccable as is the overall condition. This was a limited run model and it has been discontinued. The last 10 on Reverb (since 4/16/22) have averaged $1108 and none of them included a buffed out top or over $300 in extra parts. Get this one for $999(HOLD-Matt S 11/18) and it will include all original and upgraded parts. Also includes original case (has some scratches on it) and certificate.

2020 Epiphone Les Paul Standard 50s Flametop - CME w/upgrades, (front), (back), (headstock), (stock pickups). One of the new "Inspired by Gibson" models which recreates the sound of the original 50s models. This model is a Chicago Music Exchange exclusive with some nice features. Of course it features a classic mahogany body with a figured maple cap and mahogany neck with long neck tenon. Stock pickups are ProBucker humbuckers with 50s style wiring and CTS electronics. Please note that the stock pickups, which are included, have been upgraded with a great set of DiMarzios with a 36th Anniversary (9.2k) in the bridge, and a PAF '59 (8.2k) in the neck ($198/pair new cost). Other features include cream binding on body and neck, '59 neck profile, Graph Tech nut, Laurel fingerboard, LockTone ABR Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece, Epiphone Vintage Deluxe tuners, nickel plating, ProBucker-2 neck pickup and ProBucker-3 bridge pickup (both included in case), dual volume and tone controls, CTS electronics and 50s style wiring. This model is sold out but was $599 when they were available. It would have been $797 with the DiMarzios, plus labor. It’s offered in beautiful condition with an impressive low set up. Yours for $549 with a new set of DiMarzios installed with the originals included.

Charvel Pro-Mod So-Cal Style 1 HH FR E - Primer Gray, (front), (back), (headstock), (case). An affordable, high quality San Dimas style with the bells and whistles of the more expensive USA models. The Pro Mods still feature a genuine Floyd Rose 1000 trem, Duncan pickups, and that wonderfully natural feeling Charvel maple neck. Killer pickups in this model with a Duncan TB-6 Distortion bridge and a Duncan SH-6N Distortion in the neck, allowing a wide variety of tone and good response to playing style and volume control. The Volume control is a push/pull to split the coils, allowing 6 great tonal variations of humbucker and single-coil tones. It also has a No-Load tone control which operates like a standard tone control until turned up all the way and then it’s removed from the circuit, allowing a total transparent sound. Alder body features the contours of the original 80s models and the neck features rolled fingerboard edges that give it a nice broken-in feel and seems to allow me to play a bit faster. The neck their "speed neck" profile with a 12"-16" compound radius with a hand-rubbed urethane finish and jumbo frets. Floyd Rose 1000 is an excellent trem system that seems impervious to going out of tune and bends very predictably and accurately. It also features a great felling two-piece maple neck with 22 jumbo and a pair of graphite reinforcement rods to make it as stable as a neck can be. Officer in perfect condition other than perhaps a few pickguard scratches. These sell new for $999 without case or bag, or $1198 with the Charvel case. This one is like a new floor model, and *includes* Charvel case for just $850.

OFF-HOLD: 1970s Mosrite Ventures Model VMG-700, (front  pickups  Moseley vibe.), (back), (headstock), (German carve), (case  tags). Excellent quality Japan model that has the same vibe and tone as original 60s Ventures models that I've played. For being nearly 50 years old it's one of the cleanest vintage guitars I've had and includes both original hangtags and even a Mosrite string pack. Includes a quality original case in similarly clean condition. Semie Mosley wasn't the best businessman so Mosrite agreements and such are written in pretty muddy water. But, based on some web info I've gathered, here's some background on this model. The VMG-700 was the "missing link" between the more common Avenger model and later KuroKumo Japanese Mosrites and closely follows the stylings of the original 60's Ventures Model. It was built in Japan as a result of an agreement between Semie Moseley and the Firstman company. It has the classic Mosrite design aspects including a deep German Carve on the basswood body, zero fret, Moseley-branded vibrato tailpiece, two overwound (8.9K/9.5K) single coil pickups with Mosrite-etched covers, headstock contains Mosrite logo and "The Ventures Model" logo. The maple neck has a rather shallow C profile with very rounded shoulders. The bound rosewood fretboard has original medium jumbo fret wire with more meat and height than typical Mosrite wire, exhibiting only light wear beneath the plain strings on frets 1-3 and fainter flattening of the crowns until fret 5. The guitar plays well throughout the 24 3/4" scale, and the fretboard is 1 9/16" wide at the zero fret just forward of the aluminum nut. The only mod on the guitar are upgraded modern Kluson-style tuners. It weighs in at 9lbs 3oz. Cosmetically it's in stunning vintage condition with just a little patina on the chrome hardware and only a few very minor nicks and scratches in the black gloss finish. Original Tolex case is in remarkably nice condition as well and included inside are 2 original hangtags and a Mosrite string pack. It was obtained from Mike & Mike's Guitar bar who sells more Ventures model guitars than anyone these days. If you're a fan of Johnny Ramone, The Ventures, or any of the other Mosrite endorsers from the 60s and 70s, this is a nice find. Just a really neat and tidy 70s vintage Ventures for $1499.

2017 Rickenbacker 330W, (front), (headstock), (back), (case). Modern classic from Rick with the iconic 330 design outfitted with an oil-finished walnut body and maple fretboard. Specs are basically the same as they've been for many decades: hollowbody design, all walnut body, R-tailpiece, 24-fret maple neck with dual truss rods, 10" fretboard radius, master presets for volume and tone, bi-level pickguards, black dot inlays, Schaller tuners and strap pins, and high-gain single-coil pickups that deliver a clear, ringing tone to saturated overdrive. Cosmetically collector owned and played sparingly. No scratches or wear. Frets are like new and it sports a superb low set up. Nothing sounds like a Rick, or has the vibe of a Rick. 330W models actually sold on Reverb this year (4 total) have averaged $2216. Get this nice one for just $1999, including clean original case and the case stuff.

Rivera Rockcrusher Attenuator, (back). A must have for anyone who wants to hit the sweet spot on their amp while keeping the stage volume low enough for the sound engineer to manage. Of course it's also good for getting the best possible studio tone in a residential neighborhood. In fact you don't even need to use a cabinet - just run it straight into your mixing board or studio deck. Speaker cabinets inherently don't provide as pure a tone as your amp puts out. The Rockcrusher give you pure guitar tone at any level. Features include 8- or 6-ohm capability, reactive internal network for true amplifier/load interaction, thermal design keeps it running cool and provides a long life, XLR and unbalanced line outputs with level control, low- and high-frequency equalization selection, load box and attenuator function up to 120W RMS capacity, over-built internal components and full bypass capability with no insertion loss. Rivera has the manual downloadable (here). This model sells new for $649 or you can get this mint used one for $459.

1994 Fender Fold-Out Guitar Catalog, (pic2), (pic3). Opens up to poster-size. One side is Custom Shop and Strats; other side is Strats, Teles, and Collectables. Cool stuff here. $20.

1967 Fender Guitar & Amp Service Manual. B&W, 15 pages, genuine vintage. Made long before the internet when information was harder to find. This large booklet is for dealers and consumers to make adjustments and repairs themselves, covering “over 90% of the troubles and annoyances”. Covers things such as cords, strings, bridge adjustments, neck adjustment, string height, and on amps, tube failure, tube sockets, hum balance control, vibrato failure, reverb failure, speakers, re-coning, input noise, trannies, ground noise, pickup noise, and circuit symbols. $35(HOLD-John B 5/3).

1974 Fender Price List. 2-color, 14 pages, genuine vintage. Strats w/trem were just $405 ($425 for custom color!) for $350 for hardtails. Contains all Fender stringed instruments including guitars, basses, acoustics, banjos, violin/mandolin, pedal steel and steel, amps and amp sets, PA systems, Rhodes/Pianos, effects, speakers, and cases and other accessories. From a store binder so it has 3 hole punch holes. $39.

1978 Guild Guitar & Bass Catalog. Full color, 12 pages, full line of archtops, those wacky solidbodies, and basses. Genuine vintage. Not many of these around. $35.

1982 Fender Guitar/Bass Amp Catalog. Full color, 42 pages, genuine vintage paper. Features the new '57 and '62 Strats, '52 Tele, "The Strat" and Walnut Strat, Lead I, II, III, USA Bullet and Deluxe, '57 and '62 Precision, '62 Jazz, Precision Special and Walnut, 2nd Gen Blackface Amps (Rivera), bass amps, and parts. $59.

1956 Gibson Price List, (pic2). Wow, Gold Tops for $235; LP Customs for $360. Those were the days. 8 pages. Genuine vintage, not repro. $39(HOLD-John B 5/3).

Gibson ABR-1 Bridges – Base Only. Perfect solution for your sway back ABR-1. Save the expense of buying a complete assembly. Various years, some nickel some chrome. One is a more rare Patent Number bridge that’s correct for ’69-’70. Look around the web and you’ll see most of the complete Pat# bridges going for $500-$600+. Get just the bridge for $200. All others just $30/ea.

Gibson Vintage Compensated Bridge TPBR 8513. Gibson changed from nickel to chrome during '65 so this is for '65 or later to be period correct. No cracks. Solid piece. $75.

Leo Quann Badass Guitar Bridge - Wraparound. Vintage piece and easy upgrade for your non-adjustable stoptail/bridge. Allows you to intonate every string. Used condition works fine. $39.

Tonepros Standard Tailpiece. Sells new for $60 with studs. This one is without studs but most players will just use their old studs. Clean shape. $35.

TV Compensated Bridge (TPBR style). Same specs as the Gibson above. Good quality TV Japan part. $15.

Wilkinson TP-3691 Adjustable Stop Tailpiece. Excellent quality bridge made by Gotoh for Wilkinson. It's a wraparound stop tailpiece/bridge with adjustable B/E and D/A, 3-1/4" spacing. Sells for $80 and All-Parts. This used one's just $40.

Ca. 1981 Vantage (Japan) Avenger AV-325B, (front  bridge), (back), (headstock  strap holders). Affordable MIJ vintage bass. Made in Japan by the Matsumoko factory which was once a huge builder of golden-era Japan guitars, in production from the mid-70s through 1987 when they went bankrupt. Matsumoko also built guitars for Vox, Fujigen Gakki, Nippon Gakki, Shokai, Hoshio Gakki, Aria, Norlin, and others. By the time AV-325B was built that had perfected building by CNC machines although 60% of the building process was done by hand. I played a Vantage bass in the early 80s and it remains one of my favorite basses of all time. This Avenger model features a Japanese ash body, chunky 3-ply maple neck and fingerboard, brass bridge and saddles, brass nut, and a single P-bass pickup with volume and tone controls. Specs I found online listed the scale as 32 1/4" scale but this one is a full scale, 34". The chunky neck feels very much like an early 50's P-bass (later called Telecaster Bass) and is quite substantial from the first fret to the top fret. It has typical finish chips scratches and scrapes but nothing horrible, just a well used bass. Frets are in great shape. Set up is comfortable, good sustain, and classic P-Bass fat tone. All for $200. Includes an old pair of leather strap holders, which have been out of production for some time. They give you a looser feel with the extra pivot point.

2019 Epiphone Johnny A. Custom, (front  detail), (back), (headstock  inlay), (side). Stunning looks, excellent tone and playability. Created for the great Johnny A, this Custom model is a perfect blend of an ES-335 and Les Paul. The scaled down body size makes it especially comfortable to play, whether seated or strapped on. This is a top-shelf Epi with fine cosmetic appointments and a pair of Gibson '57 Classic humbuckers, which are the pickups favored by a major of our Gibson customers. It really sounds and looks like a much more expensive instrument. Constructed with top quality mahogany and figured maple, it has the tone that's made Gibson the standard in power electrics since the 50s. Johnny A. chose the semi-hollow mahogany body design with a beautiful flame maple top finished in Sunset Glow with modern non-script “f-holes” and 5-layer white and black binding on top. Another Johnny A. spec is the neck, where Epi used a 25.5" Fender scale on a C-shaped neck profile with Johnny's unique pearloid inlays on an ebony fretboard with 3-ply binding. Lastly, it is outfitted with a genuine Bigsby B70 vibrato and features gold hardware for the icing on the cake. Just a stunner in all regards. Set up low and very comfortable all the way up the neck. I don't see a flaw anywhere so I'm guessing it's barely been picked up. This model has been discontinued and there are no new ones on the web. They sold for $999 w/case during their run but now used ones are averaging $1055 for the last 6 sold on Reverb (link). I got this one without case or any case candy but it's in beautiful condition and a killer guitar for just $729(HOLD-Jack M, local).

Harbinger L1402FX-USB 14-Channel Mixer with Effects and USB, (stock pic). Nice do-it-all mixer with quality preamps, 24-bit effects, and good signal routing flexibility. It's an excellent choice for home recording studios, Podcasts, and live sound. It includes 8 mic preamps with plenty of headroom, 2 assignable AUX busses (use one for monitor, one for internal effects, for instance), and a 3-band EQ. It's 16 digital effects include reverbs, chorus and flanger, plus combos - and it has tap tempo. It also features USB for direct computer connectivity and 5-segment LED mix meter. It's easy to get around on and hard to beat for the money. These sell new for $279. This one has never been out of the box and is $100 cheaper. Just $179.

Electro-Voice RE520 Vocal Mic, (pic2). Excellent quality supercardioid condenser handheld Vocal Mic for vocalists who seeking better high-end articulation that doesn’t get grainy, and mids that have plenty of punch and overall presence. For the low end there's a 150Hz bass roll-off switch to keep the flubbing away. Just a beautiful full body, transparent tone at 40Hz–20kHz. Absolutely dead mint, only removed from the box one time to shoot pics. Don't pay $299. Get this one for just $225.

1995 Fender Case Candy – USA Vintage ’57 Strat (pic2). All the good stuff including hangtags, both manuals, leather strap, vintage cable, polishing cloth, ash tray bridge cover, case caution tag, warranty, and additional springs with envelope, all contained in original “Kit, Vint Strat” plastic bag. If you’re looking for fill out your mint V57 get this all for $80.

1983 Fender Squier Stratocaster SQ-Series, (front), (back), (headstock), (boo-boo’s). Killer player, cool piece of history. This SQ-serial Strat (built only in 1983-84) came on the heels of the JV Series but are equally great guitars. The JV series were built specifically for the Japanese market but later in the year, with the addition of the Squier moniker, they began to export to Europe. These first models, whether JV Strats or the early Squiers, were reissues of '57 and '62 Strats. Fender smartly decided to start shipping to the USA, again with the Squier logo, but produced as 70's reissues with the large headstock, 3-bolt neck attachment with tilt-adjust, black plastic parts, and bullet truss rod adjustment. They were still made by the Fujigen guitar company, under contract with Fender. Fender was also building guitars in the USA in 1983 but if you've played, for instance, 10 2-knob '83 Strats (w/Freeflyte tremolo!), chances are you've played 5 bad ones, 3 ok ones, and 2 really good ones. Fender's quality control in the USA wasn't very good during this era. To put it in a different perspective: at $169 for a Squier, you could get a better guitar and save over $500 compared to the '83 USA Strat. Blows the mind. About this guitar: It's an exceptional player with a neck as true as you'll find. Vintage frets have been dressed so they're not very tall but it has such a perfectly straight neck and exact neck angle that it doesn't hurt the tone or playability at all. Bends with ease without choking out and action is low all the way up the fretboard. Cosmetically it's in typical condition for a guitar of its age with miscellaneous dings and there are several engravings on the neckplate. Appears to be all original other than back plate should be 6 oval holes rather than a wide slot. It features original Fender Japan tuners and 2-pc tremolo with heavy steel block with block saddles, all in all the same trem used on early 70s Strats. I think as far as tone, playability and lineage this is a great buy at $599(HOLD-Santos M 11/3).

Hamer Guitar Case & Warranty. Includes USA warranty tri-fold that’s never been filled out. For your LP-sized USA Hamer (Sunburst-Studio-Artist-Special). Could use a good cleaning but overall it’s in perfect structural condition. $125(HOLD-Kurt, Justin (in order).

MI Audio Crunch Box Distortion V1. MI Audio from Australia builds this one for seekers of super crunchy high-gain Marshall tones. They've used multiple clipping architecture design to provide, as they say, a Marshall on steroids. As crunchy as any modded Marshall you've heard. This one's clean and yours for $110.

Electroharmonix C9 Organ Machine. One of the coolest pedals to debut in the last decade. The C9 does pretty authentic organ sounds without the need for Midi. Just plug your guitar into it the same as any other pedal and, voila, you’re playing an organ or electric keyboard. It features 9 keyboards including various Hammond, Farfisa, Vox, Clavioline and even Mellotron-style tones, with a mono input and separate output jacks for the dry guitar and processed organ signals. The Dry knob adjusts the dry volume level, while Organ adjusts the organ volume level. A Mod knob varies the speed of modulation, and the Click knob controls, depending upon the preset selected, the percussive “key click” sound that is essential to many rock organ sounds as well as modulation depth, and upper drawbar volumes. I noted no tracking problems or glitches of any type, which is an improvement over many guitar synths. Sells new for $247 but this super clean used one’s $172. Includes power supply.

Older G&G/Fender Tweed Case. Great protection for your older USA Vintage Strat or Tele. G&G logo is on the compartment pull tab rather than on a badge inside the case. Fairly nice shape. $139.

TKL Les Paul Case #1. Excellent quality from TKL Canada. First rate protection for your Paul made by the original company for 90’s Les Paul cases. Could use a good cleaning but otherwise nice shape. $79

TKL Canadian Les Paul Case #2. Excellent quality from TKL Canada. First rate protection for your Paul made by the original company for 90’s Les Paul cases. Could use a good cleaning but otherwise nice shape. $75

New Road Runner Pedal Board All-In-1 Gig Bag, (stock pic). New in the bag and perfect. Velcro bottom and includes Velcro for your pedals. Sells new for $60. Get this one for $35.

New Ultimate Support Bag-90D Dual Speaker Stand Bag, (stock pic unfolded). New in the bag and perfect. Holds two heavy duty speaker stands. Sells new for $55. Get this one for $30.

New EVH 5150III Head Cover. For your 5150III head or other 20" head. Sells new for $22-$25. Get this one for $15.

Fender Jazz Bass Manual and Hangtag. Ca. 1975. Perfect case candy for your vintage Jazz bass. $45.

Fender Bass Case – ’67 – ’71. Logo with tail makes it correct for ’67 to ’71. Nice shape for 50+ years. Typical wear on the corners and some tolex chips but it’s all there. Latches and hinges work fine. If you need a good case for your $5500 Jazz Base this is a minor investment. $250.

2021 PRS 509 Artist Package - Autumn Sky, (front  switching), (back), (headstock), (Artist birds), (case  case stuff). For additional pics click here for the original Sweetwater listing for this guitar. A real beauty with PRS's Artist Package appointments including an Artist-grade top finished in Autumn Sky. The 509 is the evolution of the original 513 platform, with simplified switching. As one of the most versatile guitars in the PRS lineup, the new 509 harnesses the power of 5 pickups to deliver 9 uniquely musical tones. The 509 starts with a 5 single coil platform - with the outside four coils grouped as humbuckers. An innovative switching system (a 5-way blade switch and two mini-toggle coil-tap switches), gives players an array of humbucking, single coil, and blended tones. This one also includes a mahogany neck with an artist-grade ebony fretboard, ebony headstock overlay with inlaid “Paul Reed Smith” logo, colorful mother-of-pearl Artist bird inlays, and a PRS Gen III trem. Other features include 22 jumbo frets, 25.25" scale length, Pattern Regular neck shape, 1 21/32" nut width, Artist grade ebony fretboard, Phase III locking tuners, and hybrid gold/nickel hardware. This guitar was collector owned and appears to have been unplayed. Set up is low and comfortable and it has excellent sustain with very good acoustic projection. With a new one running $5200, save some big bucks and get this beauty for $3799. Includes black paisley PRS case and all the case stuff.

MY AMPS PAGE has been busted for years so I’m going to be bring a few up to the main page so people can see pics. First up are two hand-wired Budda combos:

Budda Verbmaster 30 2X12 Combo, (panel), (top), (back), (tubes), (footswitch/manual), (chassis). 2001 model - Serial #18 and a rare 30W model with 6L6 power! Serial number V3G-018, this is one of the early 30-watters from Jeff Bober and Budda. Before he sold Budda, Jeff had a small company that did some of my repairs and built some killer little amps called Budda, all hand-wired and built in small numbers. After gaining a reputation as the amp guru of the Baltimore area, doing Marshall mods and various repairs and hot-rodding, his extensive knowledge went into designing some of the best boutique amps ever made. After Jeff sold his company, he stayed on at the Maryland factory, aka "Budda East", building both his original designs plus the new "Superdrive" series, which initially were still hand-wired. The hand-wired series, which offered little profit margin, soon fell victim to corporate thinking and was discontinued in favor of the "Superdrive II", which were strictly circuit board designs. The 30-watt Verbmaster was one of Jeff's hand-wired prior to the sale (this one's a 2001 model). Most of these featured a quad of EL84's but a few, like this one, were built with a pair of 6L6's. This amp delivers complex tone characteristics, rich in harmonic structure and organic in nature. The tone can be described as a cross between a Deluxe and an AC30, with the aggressive attack of a Plexi. It's a fairly complex amp for Budda, which generally featured 3 knobs and no frills, not even an fx loop. The Verbmaster features an excellent sounding reverb with two distinct sounds, "sand" and "surf"; Hi-gain and Normal inputs, each voiced differently; and the usual bass - treble - volume controls. The high-gain input adds a tube stage to overdrive the normal input's gain stage, which in turn drives the unique tone-control stack. The back panel features an effects loop; slave output with level control; parallel speaker outs with a 4/8/16 ohm switch. Tubes are a pair of Russian EH 6L6's power tubes, Russian Sovtek 5AR4 rectifier, with two 12AX7s, a 12AT7, and 12AU7 in the preamp/reverb. The dual reverb circuit features a darker sound with high-end roll off in the "Sand" setting, with "Surf" being a more over the top brighter tone. This amp breaks up very early and isn't recommended for anyone looking for clean headroom - but for a non-master volume high-gain amp, you get a beautiful tube breakup at a relatively low volume. For many players, this will be the perfect amp for larger clubs. In typical Budda fashion there's nothing conservative about the wattage rating. This amp will stand up against many other tube amps rated at 50 watts or more. Here's a sample of the versatility of the smaller 18W Verbmaster (1X12), using only a guitar's volume control (no effects were used), click here for a YouTube demo. Budda is know as much for their touch sensitivity and players who appreciate this characteristic will especially love this amp. OEM speakers are made by Eminence for Budda and sound very good. Budda hand-wired amps remain some of the best values on the market, and one of the few that weren't clones of Fender or Marshall. Priced below original dealer cost back when the original hand-wired were still being built. $1499. I haven’t seen the paperwork for this amp in a while but I haven’t looked for it. No promises but I can probably find it.

Budda Verbmaster 18 4X10 Combo, (panel), (top), (back), (back panel), (footswitch), (chassis). 1998 model - Serial VMD-0003, the 3rd Verbmaster built! Back in the day Jeff Bober had a small company that did some of my repairs and built some killer little amps called Budda, all hand-wired and built in small numbers. After gaining a reputation as the amp guru of the Baltimore area, doing Marshall mods and various repairs and hot-rodding, his extensive knowledge went into designing some of the best boutique amps ever made. Jeff eventually sold his company, but stayed on at the Maryland factory, building both his original designs plus the new "Superdrive" series, which were great amps but not hand-wired. The hand-wired series, which offered little profit margin, soon fell victim to corporate thinking and was discontinued. They came out with a 10th Anniversary hand-wired but at $5K list, the amp was essentially a Twinmaster with a commemorative badge. The Verbmaster was a fairly complex amp for Budda, with more than 3 knobs and an effects loop. The Verbmaster features an excellent sounding reverb with two distinct sounds, "sand" and "surf"; Hi-gain and Normal inputs, each voiced differently; and the usual bass - treble - volume controls. The high-gain input adds a tube stage to overdrive the normal input's gain stage, which in turn drives the unique tone-control stack. The back panel features an effects loop; slave output with level control; parallel speaker outs with a 4/8 ohm switch. This amp breaks up very early and isn't recommended for anyone looking for clean headroom - but for a non-master volume high-gain amp, you get a beautiful tube breakup at a relatively low volume. For many players, this will be the perfect club or practice amp. Although 18 watts may seem rather tame, this is a deceptively loud amp. For a good example of the versatility of the Verbmaster (1X12), using only a guitar's volume control (no effects were used), click here for a YouTube demo. Other than the Anniversary model, which is great but overpriced, Budda hand-wired amps remain some of the best values on the market, and one of the few that weren't clones of Fender or Marshall. Dealer cost on these was over $1500 on my last price (before they went to circuit boards). An excellent amp, in nice shape, for $1399.

2021 Fender Player Stratocaster - Capri Orange, (front), (back), (headstock), (paperwork). As new condition. I haven't had this color since I regularly got in Fender's International Series from a few decades ago. It seems odd that Fender is bringing back this one color but not the other 6 (Arctic White, Cathay Ebony, Maui Blue, Monaco Yellow, Moroccan Red, Sahara Taupe). Back when I was a vintage dealer I'd sell a clean regular finish '79 Strat for $700 or so but I'd get $300-$400 more for an International color. The public had become aware of 60's custom colors fetching far above sunburst or natural. Anyhow, on to this guitar. This one actually ticks two boxes since it's a limited color and a 75th Anniversary model. The new Player Series boasts an updated radii for more historically accurate body shape and a classic logo that goes back to the pre-CBS years, but it also has modern enhancements such as a 22 fret necks, upgraded bridge for better sustain, and new Alnico 5 pickups for that classic Fender quack. They've also re-thought the wiring and on the new Players Tone 2 operates the neck and middle, while Tone 2 is dedicated to the bridge. Other features include 2-point fulcrum tremolo, standard Fender tuners, medium jumbo frets, 9.5" radius, synthetic Bone nut and Maple, modern "C"-shaped neck finished in satin polyurethane for a great feel, while the front of the headstock is still glossy for looks. Don't spend $849 on a new one when you can have this perfect '21 model for $599(HOLD-Nolan H 6/30). Includes trem arm, hang tags, and all paperwork.

2020 Martin D-16E Rosewood, (front  edge trim), (back), (headstock), (controls), (gigbag). A very affordable USA dreadnought, at least by Martin terms, and to make it even more versatile Martin included a Fishman Matrix VT Enhance electronic system. This pickup-and-preamp system eliminates the need to cut a hole in the upper bout to house electronics and uses volume and tone controls tucked inside the bass side of the soundhole. It includes a bridge plate–mounted transducer as well as an imaging feature engineered to emulate the sound of the guitar as if it were mic'd in the studio. This tonality is blended with the dry signal via a thumbwheel control inside the treble side of the soundhole. The D-16E is very much a traditional Martin dread, with a Sitka spruce top, East Indian rosewood back and sides, and Ebony fretboard, with gloss-finished top. The sides and back have a satin finish which is conducive to great tone. Tonally, the rosewood contributes to excellent resonance with deep base and rich overtones, while the spruce top adds balance, crispness and responsiveness. Neck is a high-performance taper for easy  playability up and down the fretboard. Plugged in, the Matrix VT Enhance does an excellent job of not coloring the acoustic tone. Both pickup and preamp are noise-free and feedback resistant, and they minimize annoyances like string squeak and body noise, which makes a good system for both live gigs and recording. This guitar came to use with a top crack (shown here), which is no big thing with Martins but I discounted nicely for it. Martin (my tech—not the company) did an excellent repair and it should never pose a problem. This model sells new for $1899 with gigbag. Get this one in beautiful shape, albeit with a minor repair, for just $1199. Includes original Martin gigbag which is as fine a gigbag as I’ve seen.

1981 Fender USA Squier Bullet Neck w/Squier Vintage Modified Surf Stratocaster, (front  detail), (back), (headstock). A cool custom build that blends vintage and modern/vintage. This one begins with a vintage 1981 USA Bullet neck, identical to an early 80’s USA Telecaster. The neck profile is somewhat rare for Fender and reminiscent of the '83 USA Tele necks I’ve had. It's a very shallow C shape with very little shoulders and from all the necks Fender has made over the years is probably the easiest to get your hand around. It also has a maple skunk stripe instead of rosewood. Body is 100% stock Squire Vintage Modified Surf Strat, replete with a trio of Duncan-Designed Lipstick single coils. I know people associate these pickups with vintage Danelectro's but honestly they sound very Strat like in all 3 positions but perhaps a bit more percussive, which I appreciate. A review in Premier Guitar commented, "I was shocked, and a little dismayed, that in many ways the Squier sounded nearly as good as my Custom Shop Strat that cost me about eight times the price!" I'm not ready to go that far but it is an exceptional sounding guitar for the price. It also features a beautiful Surf Green body with a white pearl pickguard and vintage tremolo with stamped saddles. Neck features the original F-tuners as well as the F-neckplate. Overall excellent condition all around other than a small finish chip next to the neck pocket (pic). Being honest here, as good as the is much of the value comes from neck which is essentially an '83 USA Tele. But it sets up perfectly and is an exceptional player so I'm hesitant to separate a great combo that works. If you're looking for something unique this could be the ticket. $439. 

Arion MOC-1 Octave Pedal. Compares favorably with the Boss OC-2 but much cheaper. Click here for a demo. Last 10 on Reverb averaged $65. Get this clean one for $49. Includes manual.

Digitech Bass Multi-Chorus. Good sounding bass chorus with enough tweaking to copy a number of styles. Built like a tank too. Click here for a demo. Player’s grade but just $45.

Electro-Harmonix Bass Clone. Based on the original EHX Small Clone Chorus, but with added features for bass. Robust built for years of road use. Click here for a demo. Mint in the box for $55.

Custom Built 1-button Volume Control. Small design, first rate components, ¼” in/out jacks, 1 Meg USA pot. Best we can figure the guy used this as an attenuator between guitar and amp. Click it on and the volume goes down to whatever level you have the pot set. Click it off and signal goes back to full output (regardless of where the pot is set). $18.

Mackie 1202 Micro Series Mic/Line Mixer, (back), (side), (specs 1st page). This is my own personal mixer, in excellent condition, and stored in a box for the past 20 years. I bought this after selling my mammoth pro sound system which included a 24-channel board that weighed over 100 lbs with flight case. The Mackie weighs 7 lbs and is just as sturdy and roadworthy. It also has great specs (click here for all 4 pages) and didn't require any learning curve since I'd be using mixers for decades. It's in clean shape, works perfectly, and around 1/4th of what it cost new at $99.

Boss BF-3 Flanger, (modes).  Another pedal that had been around for 21 years, the BF-2, was finally replaced in 2002 with the BF-3, again with major changes from the previous pedal.  Technically speaking, the BF-3 uses digital electronics instead of the "bucket brigade" circuits used by older Flanger pedals, which results in very low noise. The BF-3 has two new modes, Ultra and Gate/Pan, that allows for unique Flanger sounds not possible with earlier Boss flanger pedals. It also features a momentary mode which turns on flanging instantly as well as a tap tempo to set your flanging in time with the beat.  Resonance/Manual are adjustable via concentric knobs, followed by Depth control, Rate control, and the Mode switch. It features separate bass and guitar inputs as well as stereo outputs.  Here's a brief demo (link) which shows some of the flanging effects, as well as a very trippy chorus near the end. Has Velcro on bottom plate but otherwise nice shape. Sells new for $176 but get this one for $79.

Source Audio Gemini Chorus, (pic2). Great sounding chorus with forward-thinking technology including controls via iOS or Android apps - and Midi. This is great for those liquid sounding stereo chorus effects that usually sell for much more than the Gemini. It offers three great modes including: (1) single-voice Classic chorus of a Boss CE-2, Ibanez CS9, etc., (2) a rich and thick Dual chorus with a double-voiced effect; and (3) A very lush Quad chorus like a Boss Dimension C or many of the 80s rack effects. Just dial in your chorus and fine tuning with the Mix and Tone controls. You'll be in chorus heaven...where everything is lush, drippy, and wonderful. Click here for a good demo. It gives you 6 presets to work with, including 3 that must be accessed via your PC or phone. Sells for $169 new or you can get this perfect used one for just $99.

1988 Fender HM Strat - Razz Berry, (front  detail), (back), (headstock  dark fretboard), (finish touch-ups). (Note: Not pictured but included are both back plates). A lot of players don't know that HM's aren't just a heavy metal guitar. They earned that title and reputation by the locking tremolo and thin/flat neck but tonally, they're very versatile Strats that can actually go from a 50's vintage Strat tone - to an 80's hair metal tone and anything in between. This one's finished in Razz Berry which is redder than Fender's Flash Pink. Cosmetically it’s in decent shape and some finish touch-ups on the bass edge were nicely sanded/blended by Martin so it looks much better. Pickups are the stock DiMarzio humbucker in the bridge with American Standard single coils in the middle and neck. The 5-way selector yields the same combinations as a vintage Strat, other than position 5 which is the humbucker, while position 4 is one coil of the humbucker combined with the middle pickup. It's very much the same hollow tone you'll gear in position 4 of a vintage model. Someone had replaced the Kahler nut with a Floyd Rose nut but luckily we had a Kahler in stock and switched it back. Features include Kahler 2720 Spyder double-locking tremolo (licensed by Floyd Rose), quality Gotoh tuners, side-mounted barrel output jack, flat fretboard (17" radius) with 24 jumbo frets, an un-Fender like 25" scale, Strat shaped body with the cutaways and heel beveled to provide maximum ease in playing in the upper register. Controls include the usual 5-way selector plus volume, tone and the "new" TBX control, which is a welcomed addition over guitars like the Baretta that featured a volume control only. Knobs were plastic with rubberized sides with "F" stamped caps which are prone to falling off and many of these caps have been lost over the years. Most HM's have a very dark rosewood fretboard which is generally tight grained and looks almost like ebony.  The necks on these are very thin and wide, with only a sealer coat which provides a very natural feel and doesn't stick to your hand. Nice player in a fairly rare and cool color. Guys who have tried the new Mex models tell me these originals are far better guitars and this one’s priced way less than a new Mex. $629(HOLD-Pete M 4/22) includes gigbag or $699 includes SKB case with ATA latches. Again, both back covers are included.

DARK FRETBOARD - 2001 Gibson Class 5 Les Paul Quilt Top w/P90s, (fretboard), (front), (back), (headstock), (case). Someone asked about the light color on the fretboard…Martin said it needed conditioning…He conditioned it…beautiful! While it was benched he also cleaned the nickel plating on the bridge and tailpiece. Gibson's Class 5 set the new standard for rating their maple tops.  Rather than the AAA top, they wanted a new term befitting the finest figured maple they had to offer, thus the AAAAA (5A - Class 5) was born. If you look around the web, especially Reverb, quilted maple is very rare, outnumbered by the more common flamed maple 10 to 1 and I'd say, anecdotally, that PAF's outnumber P90s on this model by 20 to 1. My guess is that a quilt top P90 model made up perhaps 1% of all Class 5's. Other than the fantastic top, perfectly bookmatched and very 3D in appearance and their most choice mahogany, this is simply an extremely well built Les Paul Standard. Other features include long neck tenon, bound body and neck, mother of pearl fretboard inlays, dual P90 pickups, and vintage tulip tuners. Gibson's top luthiers build their custom shop guitars so you'll find none of the imprecise construction you might find on regular production models, plus the tone woods are all from their "A" inventory. This guitar plays incredibly well and has excellent acoustic projection. Plugged in it sounds superb. If you want Gibson’s finest maple and custom shop quality you’re going to pay for it and Class 5's had a hefty price tag. The last pricing I have is from 2005 when they had a list price of $6704 and sold at discount for $4399. Get this one many years later for $3299 in stunning collector’s condition. Includes velvet-lined Gibson custom shop case, original warranty and manual. Very comfortable weight at under 9 lbs 2 oz.

MXR M80 Bass Preamp - D.I. - Distortion Pedal, (sides). Just about everything you need for a killer bass pedal including preamp controls, two channels with footswitchable distortion channel, noise gate, and XLR direct out. I used to carry a Bass Rockman in my bass case in the event of amp failure and I'd just run string into the house in that event. This thing is much more versatile than the Rockman unit and the distortion channel is better. Hearing is believing so click here for a demo. Sells new for $160. This one’s in perfect condition for just $99.

MXR Blue Box Octave M103. This is a very different distortion; gives you a very gnarly fuzz with a two-octave-down tone generator. Use the Output knob for the desired Fuzz amount and blend in the Blend knob for how much double-octave sound you want. If you turn the Blend up all the way it's super gritting 8-bit low-fi sound. Pretty cool. Click here for a demo. Sells new for $90. This one's mint in the box with everything for $59.

MXR Micro Flanger M152. With all the secrets of the M117, the Micro delivers the same tone in a smaller, pedalboard friendly size. It's the same classic analog bucket-brigade technology that gives you its signature warm, organic sound. Also features true bypass. Click here for a demo. Sells new for $100 or you can get this very clean used one for $65.

MXR Micro Amp. As with the original, the Micro Amp adds an amount of gain which is preset using the single control. Allows you to boost your signal for lead work or matching output when you're using several guitars such as changing from a single coil and humbucker equipped models. Some players just like the extra gain (and there's plenty) that this pedal produces and they leave it on all the time. Click here for a demo. $89 new but this used one is just $45.

Boss FV-100 Volume Pedal. From the 80s. Typical condition for its age but works fine. $39.

DeltaLab Effectron II ADM 1024 Rackmount Delay-Chorus-Flange, (back). Very cool old piece of rack gear from the mid-80s. The ADM 1024 was the top dog with over 1 second of delay time and even more impressive chorus and flange effects.  Due to the high cost of RAM back in the day many of these digital units featured 1/4th of a second or a 1/2 second, so 1 second was a pretty big deal. Made in Mass. in USA which was also home to Bose and Lexicon. I miss the days when manufacture was booming here. The 1024 has enough delay time to do repeats and it also has an infinite hold feature. Infinite delay holds a sample in memory which then loops repeatedly. The Delay Factor control can then be used to pitch-change the sample. Back panel has 1/4" jacks for Control, Bypass, Out, In, and Repeat. For its age this unit is in pretty clean shape with a nice front panel and all buttons and switches working and intact (one knob has a replacement top cap). These are pretty hot units now but at $250 it's still much cheaper than it was 40 years ago.

ZG Tools Cordless Drill Sets, (drill). I have two of these in stock. They were marketed as pro sound drills to raise/lower lighting and speaker stands but they work for any other drill application. Includes drill bit set, screwdriver bit set, charging station with power supply, and molded carrying case. These are new/unused. I bought them around 10 years ago but I just charged the battery of one and it worked fine with proper torque. Selling $19.99/each or a pair of them for $35.

Speaker Mounting Kit. Penn Fabrication. Includes mounting brackets, screws, and threaded bushings that lock into your baffle. $3.

2020 PRS Silver Sky w/Maple Board - Dodgem Blue, (front), (back), (headstock), (case).  After years with Fender John Mayer took his name and walked away a few years ago, straight to PRS. The result was PRS's hottest guitar in years, noted for universal acclaim and for being out of stock everywhere. It's also PRS's first true Strat with a similar body shape, neck profile, scale length and hardware. John is one of the true guitar icons in 2022, headlining sold out shows during his current tour (we just saw him this month in a packed arena). The Silver Sky is very much a vintage style Strat, copying specs from Mayer's Pre-CBS Strats. It features a very comfortable bolt-on maple neck with maple fingerboard, 22 custom frets, 25.5" scale length and vintage 7.25" radius. The headstock is "inverted" compared to other PRS, with the longer point on the treble side. This was modified to design Mayer's style and for better intonation. Overall, the feel is indeed vintage Fender. Attached to the neck are vintage-style tuners but with modern locking capability and a bone nut. Even the trem is all new for PRS; your basic Strat trem that pivots on 6 screws, although this one features Generation III knife-edge screws and pop-in attachment. The heart of the guitar is comprised of a trio of Mayer single coil pickups which are as musical and multi-dimensional as any I've heard. They have the classic glassy tone nailed, with excellent definition. Other features include a molded metal jack plate, retooled knobs, and double-action truss rod. I think these are out of stock everywhere, at least the USA model, but sell for $2549 when available. This one is in beautiful condition except for one tiny dimple on back (pic) which we can possibly drop fill. Case supplied by PRS is a gigbag but I’m listing this with a Crossrock hardshell ($139 new) which is included. The last 10 Silver Skys that actually sold on Reverb averaged $2170, in ranges VG to Mint. Get this one, set up to perfection and barely used, for $1999(HOLD-Gary N 3/30). Includes case pictured, trem arm, factory tools/parts, and all paperwork.

Bogner Ecstasy RED Overdrive Pedal, (pic2). Get that killer Bogner Red channel tone without having to shell out $3500 for an Ecstasy head. Although both the Blue and the Red have identical features, the Red’s tone is warmer and fatter, with considerably more gain on hand, plus the Red has a three-position mode switch with Tight, Mellow and Full settings. The Red model is This versatile OD/Distortion in a Class A design has lots of tonal options including a 3-band EQ, footswitchable boost, Variac switch, Mode switch, and Structure switch. It uses Class A gain stages rather than op-amps and diodes like most OD's. The Mode switch selects Plexi or Blue gain levels; the Variac switch gives you the tone and, equally important, feel of a dropped input voltage; the Boost function has an independent volume and gain control; the Pre-EQ switch controls openness and presence of harmonics; the Structure switch offers EQ and gain structures from 3 of your fav Ecstasy amp models, the Ecstasy100, Custom Shop 101, and 20th Anniversary. Click here for a good demo. These sell for $299.99 in stores when in stock but I have a one new in (unsealed) box, for $209.

Bogner Ecstasy BLUE Overdrive Pedal, (pic2). Get that killer Bogner blue channel tone without having to shell out $3500 for an Ecstasy head. Although both the Blue and the Red have identical features, the Blue pedal provides crunch similar to a “Plexi” Marshall along with the crush of a later JCM-style amp, plus it has a Plexi/Blue mode switch. This versatile OD/Distortion in a Class A design has lots of tonal options including a 3-band EQ, footswitchable boost, Variac switch, Mode switch, and Structure switch. It uses Class A gain stages rather than op-amps and diodes like most OD's. The Mode switch selects Plexi or Blue gain levels; the Variac switch gives you the tone and, equally important, feel of a dropped input voltage; the Boost function has an independent volume and gain control; the Pre-EQ switch controls openness and presence of harmonics; the Structure switch offers EQ and gain structures from 3 of your fav Ecstasy amp models, the Ecstasy100, Custom Shop 101, and 20th Anniversary. Click here for a good demo by Bogner. These for $299.99 in stores but I have a one new in sealed box for $209.

Korg Pitchblack Tuner Pedal, (back). Very compact and rugged chromatic tuner. Housed in an aluminum casing, it features true bypass plus an LED meter that can be switched between four modes including meter, full strobe, half strobe, and mirror. It features a very large and easy to read display that works well on a dark stage or outside in the bright sun. In back you'll find buttons for choosing the display mode and for calibration. There's also a DC 9-volt, 200mA output for noiselessly running other pedals in a chain. Click here for a demo. Sells new at Sweetwater and others for $89.99. This one’s mint and $55.

Korg Pitchblack Custom RED Tuner Pedal, (back), (stock). Different display than the regular Pitchback but otherwise same great specs. Very compact and rugged chromatic tuner. Housed in an aluminum casing, it features true bypass plus an LED meter that can be switched between four modes including meter, full strobe, half strobe, and mirror. It features a very large and easy to read display that works well on a dark stage or outside in the bright sun. In back you'll find buttons for choosing the display mode and for calibration. There's also a DC 9-volt, 200mA output for noiselessly running other pedals in a chain. Click here for a demo of the Custom model. Sells new at Sweetwater and others for $99.99. This one’s mint and $59.

Voodoo Labs Micro Vibe. Made in USA. If you're looking to nail the Jimi tone, this one is probably as authentic as there is, with the same thick, lush Leslie tone as Jimi's ‘68 Uni-Vibe (think Star Spangled Banner, Voodoo Child (Slight Return), Machine Gun, etc.).  The Micro Vibe includes the same sine wave oscillator, incandescent lamp, and photocells used on the original Uni-Vibe.  It features an all-analog circuit, true bypass, LED indicator, hand-built in the USA.  Here's a sound sample on YouTube to give you an idea of its tone. When this one was built new ones were going for $219 (apparently lower now) but this one's mint in the box and just $119(SOLD 9/19/22).

Boss HR-2 Harmonist. One of the cooler Boss pedals from the 90s, discontinued in '98 after a brief production run of less than 5 years. The HR-2 Harmonizer lets you create one or two voices of harmony when playing single note passages. It's an excellent pedal for doing Brian May type harmonies as shown in this YouTube demo (click here).  You have 2 different voices which you can select what steps you want them to create harmonies in (up to an octave up or down on each voice). You can also select the key that you are playing in, and it creates an instant harmony with your playing. Separate controls for each voice (level control and pitch control). The HR-2 does 1 and 2 part harmonies in any interval in the following keys: Am, Bm, Cm, Dm, Em, Fm, Gm, A, B, C, D, G, F.   It's a "smart" harmonizer in that the harmony notes play in scale rather than staying exactly "parallel" to the root note. Typical used condition but works fine and just $95.

BBE Bohemian Treble Booster. Designed to emulate the tone of Brian May by adding sustain and overdrive to your favorite amp with two knobs, Level and Bias. It's a reproduction of the Dallas Rangemaster treble booster, which was paired with Brian's Vox AC30 Top Boost amp. Features include hardwire bypass, single op-amp design, LED indicator, non-slip rubber bottom and easy-access 9V battery compartment. This one’s mint in the box for $75.

2019 ESP LTD Buz McGrath BUZ-7 QM, (front  trem), (back), (headstock), (gigbag).  ESP has been busy partnering with a number of hot players for their ESP/Ltd signature models. One of the more unique ones is this BUZ-7 designed for Unearth guitarist Buz McGrath. This is one of the more high-end signatures made with a neck-thru-body design, 7-string, and a Floyd Rose tremolo. 7's have been in vogue for 20 years now and many rock guitarists, as well as jazzers, have made the switch. The BUZ-7 features a standard 25.5” scale, which should entice players who didn't want to switch to a longer gauge. Other features include an alder body with a figured quilted maple top attached to a five-piece maple/walnut neck that's very thin and very flat, and sports a 24-fret Macassar ebony fingerboard. Quality hardware and electronics were used including a Floyd Rose trem, Grover tuners, Fishman Fluence SRC Signature active pickups, with a push-pull control on the tone knob that allows you to select between pickup voices. For the neck alnico pickup, the up position offers “Modern Passive Attack” tone, while the down position provides “Modern Active” tone. This model comes in quilted maple see-thru black only. It's quite a striking looking guitar that plays beautifully and sounds exceptionally good. This guitar would be $4K if it were a USA model but thankfully the Korean factory builds excellent guitars so the new price is less than a 1/3 of that at $1599 (without gigbag). …How about a super clean barely used one for $700 cheaper. $899(HOLD-Scott G 3/24) and it's yours. Includes Roadrunner gigbag pictured that's a little long for the guitar but offers excellent protection.

Peavey PVM 80 Unidirectional Neo-Dynamic Mic, (pic2).  Excellent sounding vocal mic using Neodymium technology, same type element used on EV's N/Dym series.  Excellent gain before feedback, strong presence boost, and very hot output.  We used these PVM's in my sound company in the 80's and they're extremely road-worthy and consistently sound great, night after night.  Some guys actually choose these for drums and they seem to perform well for them. Compare to EV N/Dym or Shure Beta’s and this one’s a bargain at $39(HOLD-Woody 3/24). Comes with a solid aluminum rim case and original mic clip.   

Shure Beta 58A Vocal Mic. One of Shure’s top performance mics. Quickly took over for a lot of SM58 users after they heard it (me included). These run $169 new but get this pretty nice used one for just $99(HOLD-Bruce C 3/23). Includes black Shure case.

Shure SM57 Vocal/Instrument Mic. Industry standard instrument mic but guys like Billy Squier made a living singing into one for many years. Decent shape. $65(This one sold but I have two more in stock.

Shure SM48 Vocal Mic. SM58’s poorer cousin but still a good mic for the money. In fact the $200 55SH II houses a 48-style cartridge. Good value at just $35. Includes box, manual, and black case.

Shure AV S2020 Podium Mic. Old model, made in the USA, specially built for podium work. Has heavy fixed cord with RTS ¼” jack. $25.

Realistic Highball Mic. How many of you had this as your first mic? It was my second, after a no-name MIJ model I used when I was in 5th grade. Museum condition. Includes box and cord. $15.

Nady 201 True Diversity Instrument Wireless, (pic2). Probably your first “good” wireless after you started out on the Nady-49. With VHF and dual antennas the 201 was revolutionary and at under $300 the best deal going in the 80’s. Get this one, complete with belt pack and power supply, for $50.

Boss BR-800 Digital Recorder, (front), (patch bay), (side). Super portable, complete music production studio, that works on batteries or power supply. Sleek looks and touch-sensor switches, with SD-card recording media make it very comfortable to use. Up to four tracks can be recorded simultaneously with eight tracks of simultaneous playback plus an additional stereo track dedicated to the built-in rhythm generator. Its powerful onboard effects processor includes GT-10/10B effects, VE-20 vocal effects and harmonies, as well as COSM-based acoustic-guitar body modeling. An EZ Recording feature interactively guides through the recording process. Stereo microphones are also built in for instant “Song Sketch” recording. Other features include Four XLR/1/4" Inputs, 1/8" Stereo Line Input, Hi-Z Instrument Input, Headphone Jack, RCA Line Outputs + USB connector, 24-bit/44.1 kHz Resolution, supports up to 32GB SDHC cards, runs on 6 AA batteries--USB Buss power--AC Adapter. This unit was barely used and comes in a tidy package with everything it had when new PLUS a power supply which wasn't included on these. Really nice shape and good to have around when an idea strikes you...all for $259(HOLD-Dennis K 3/15).

Boss MT-2 Metal Zone, (w/box&manual). Boss' best metal pedal ever - and the most versatile distortion. With the 3-band EQ, including sweepable mid you can dial in a huge variety of tones. It produces a distortion that is a bit smoother than the Heavy Metal HM-2 and HM-3 (which I also have in stock). It does the scooped mid tone as good as anything ever made, or boost the mids and cut the bass and treble for a variety of tones ranging from VH to ZZ Top. The MT-2 is one of Boss's best selling effects of all time and is now, believe it or not, it's been 30 years. Other than a light rub on the top, super clean shape and just $65.

Alesis HR-16 Drum Machine, (instructions), (back), (side), (manual). Clean shape, low hours. Very popular vintage drum machine from '87-'88. It features 49 drum sounds including: 10 bass drums, 7 snares, 5 toms, 2 open hi-hats, 1 closed hat, 3 cymbals, Hi/Low congas, 2 woodblocks, 2 maracas, 2 cowbells, claves, cabasa, shaker, agogo, triangle, tambourine, handclaps, finger snap, side stick. Other features include 16 bit samples, 100 patterns, 100 songs, 16 keyboard pads, 16 voice poly, and MIDI control. If you're considering this chances are you've had one before and love sounds and performance of this unit. For more info go to Vintage Synth. In the last month 10 have sold on Reverb for an average of $288 (link). Get this clean one, with power supply and manual, for $250.

Xotic EP Booster. Killer mini boost pedal from the fine designers at Xotic. Discrete FET preamp pedal with a low impedance output, based around the classic preamp side of an Echoplex to provide a shimmering boost tone that adds some high end sparkle and definition. It features up to 20db of gain and two internal DIP’s can be used to adjust Unity Gain and Brightness. It's perfect for adding extra sparkle for darker sounding instruments, just enough edge or shimmer to make it stand out in the mix. The Unity Gain makes the boost at 0db at the fully counter-clockwise position and with the switch off you get a 3db boost at the fully counter-clockwise position. By turning off the Bright Switch you can get a full frequency boost that is transparent and gives you back what you put into it. It's a very versatile with more options that it appears to have, and takes up very little real estate on your pedalboard. Operates on 9-18vdc. Sells new for $124; this one’s in clean shape in the box with manual for $69.

Tom's Line AHAR-3 Harmonizer, (stock pic). Solidly made micro pedal that does a lot for its size. Range knob adjusts the harmony in 1/2 step increments up to an Octave or 2 Octaves up or down. Individual knobs control the amount of wet or dry mix. 3 way switch selects Up, Down, or Detune. Features true bypass. Click here for a demo. Doesn’t have all the features of a Boss Harmonizer but, hey, it’s pretty cool for at $35 with the box, manual, sticker, rubber base. 

Rocktron Banshee Amplified Talkbox, (box/manual/etc). The Banshee features its own internal pre-amp, amp, and horn driver. Just plug in and start talking/singing. The preamp has controls for Gain, Tone, and Output so you can dial it in as gritty - or clean - as you want. There's also an extra jack for hookup with an extension pedal speaker, while plugging a speaker cabinet to this output turns your pedal board into a great practice setup with enough volume for practice work. They've come out with the Banshee 2 now which provides an effects loop to add effects to your sound but it's otherwise the same guts. It's a great unit to do the occasional Frampton, Joe Walsh, or Aerosmith number. Here’s one of the many YouTube demos (link – FF to 12:55 for sounds). As far as condition, this unit appears to have never been used. Power supply is still factory wrapped. Not included is the tubing but Harley Benton (link) has some for under $8. With a Banshee 2 running $269, save some bucks and get this essentially new one for less than 1/2 that price. $125.

DigiTech HarmonyMan Intelligent Pitch Shifter, (box/etc). Provides up to 2-part guitar harmony plus the lead guitar part including 3rd, 5th above or below, octave above or 2 octaves below of guitar input signal. You can edit, store and recall four presets and it does straight chromatic shifts from +12 to -12 semitones. Also has four detune settings, side-chain for guitar accompaniment, a pre-harmony distortion loop and onboard mixer. Click here for a YouTube demo by ProGuitarShop. List price on this unit was $449. Last 10 that actually sold was $172.50 in all conditions from Good to Mint. This one's in great shape in the box with manual, etc, for $165(HOLD-Ken H 6/8).

OFF-HOLD: Way Huge Echo-Puss Analog Delay. If you're a fan of delay and modulation tones from the 70s/80s like the Deluxe Memory Man you'll love the this pedal. The Echo Puss is an all-analog circuit that combines the Aqua Puss MkII and Supa Puss into one pedal. A pair of gritty bucket brigade chips gives you 600ms of delay (twice as much as most of the old analogs) plus a great sounding tweakable analog chorus. It t delivers a beautiful blend of spacious echoes and the grit you like in older bucket-brigade units, but with clean repeats that jump out of the mix like an analog delay. It features very versatile tweaking that's easy to use, delay and feedback controls, fully tweakable LFO modulation chorus circuit, depth-speed-tone-blend controls, true bypass and a road-worthy aluminum anodized chassis. For a few demo clips click here for an overall view, or click here for a cool performance view. Runs on 9V batter with easy access door or external power supplies. Nice shape, with Velcro installed on bottom. Sells new for $169.99. Get this one for $115.

PRS Custom 50 Head, (panel), (top), (back), (back panel), (footswitch). From PRS's Custom Amp Designs (CAD) comes this lovely 2-Channel Custom, handmade in Stevensville MD in the fall of 2013. Similar to the 2-channel "H" (Heyboer transformers) the Custom takes it to the next level with more tone shaping features. Versatile and articulate, they are especially well suited for alternate tunings. Additional CAD features for the 2-Channel Custom include: solo boost, reverb assign, presence control, switchable power amp bass boost, switchable mid shift, and 3 button LED footswitch. Like the 2 Channel “H”, the 2-Channel Custom features: 6L6 tubes, global reverb, volume, treble, mid, bass and bright switch for each channel, lead master volume, clean master volume, 4, 8 and 16 ohm selection, two output jacks, fixed bias, effects loop (send and receive level controls on back panel), and footswitch (controls channel selection and reverb on/off). Click here for a basic demo shot at the NAMM Show. This is a great sounding amp in beautiful condition. Last price on these was $2K and the last 10 that actually sold on Reverb averaged over $1200. For a clean USA custom shop amp it’s a nice deal at $950(SOLD-Ralph P 7/11). Includes 3-button footswitch with LEDs.

Friedman Dirty Shirley Pedal, (pic2). Get the Dirty Shirley amp flexibility and touch-responsiveness in a pedal format. Like the amp version it’s noted for tonal versatility, sensitivity and harmonic richness. You can use it into a clean amp or to boost an already over-driven amp. If your amp (or additional pedal) gets a loose in the low end, just hit Shirley's Tight switch (located on the side) to bring back the percussive attack. Click here for a good demo by Pete Thorn, demo artist supreme. These run $199 from Friedman, or you can get this one in perfect condition in the box for $135.

Xotic EP Booster. Killer mini boost pedal from the fine designers at Xotic. Discrete FET preamp pedal with a low impedance output, based around the classic preamp side of an Echoplex to provide a shimmering boost tone that adds some high end sparkle and definition. It features up to 20db of gain and two internal DIP’s can be used to adjust Unity Gain and Brightness. It's perfect for adding extra sparkle for darker sounding instruments, just enough edge or shimmer to make it stand out in the mix. The Unity Gain makes the boost at 0db at the fully counter-clockwise position and with the switch off you get a 3db boost at the fully counter-clockwise position. By turning off the Bright Switch you can get a full frequency boost that is transparent and gives you back what you put into it. It's a very versatile with more options that it appears to have, and takes up very little real estate on your pedalboard. Operates on 9-18vdc. Sells new for $124; this one’s in clean shape and just $75.

Wampler Ethereal Reverb and Delay. A great stand-alone reverb or delay and easy to use ambient pedal that's easier to dial in than others that sound this good. Start with a pure sounding delay with a time of up to 1 second, a thick reverb, and the option to mix them into one wondrous effect that will defy space and time. In fact, the Ethereal features two delays with the first one set at quarter notes, then Wampler layered another over the top, which can be set for a triplet pattern, or a dotted 8th. There's even a self-oscillating dotted eighth for even more ambience. There's a small switch on the right side called "Trails" which when used, has the delay patterns and reverbs trail, after the pedal has been deactivated. You can set the reverb to sit under the delay or louder to fully complement it. To sum up this one lets you use reverb and both delays at the same time, 1 second of delay time, and the 2nd delay can be layered on top of 3 patterns. Like all Wamplers it features high-grade components picked for their superior sound and response, a relay true bypass with soft switch (buffered bypass in trails mode), and USA made. New cost is $198. This one's mint in the box (other than a neatly cut piece of Velcro) and includes bag, rubber feet, sticker and manual, for $129(HOLD-Brian G 3/3).

MXR Fullbore Metal Distortion M116. If you're looking for a really high-gain distortion pedal here's a good one with some nice features. It features a 3-band EQ and, best of all, a sweepable midrange, plus the normal Gain and Volume control. It also features an effective switchable noise gate switch as well as a Scoop switch that boosts lows and highs for big metal tone. It also has an internal gate threshold control to select noise gate's sensitivity. Other features include an all-analog circuit, true bypass, and small footprint to save room on your pedalboard. Sells new for $100 but this one's mint in the box for $65.

Arion Compressor SCO-1. New in the box condition. More versatile than 90% of the compressors on the market, the SCO-1 features more control options that make it useful for multiple applications. Using Out 1, the Attack control and setting the Sustain control at a minimum volume, it can function as a limiter. Using Out 2 Mellow, a mild sound with longer attack or direct instrument sound can be obtained. If you want a mint one for your Arion collection or a versatile pedal for your rig, get this one for $39. Note: I also have other new/mint Arion pedals including Analog Stereo Delay and Stereo Phaser.

Maxon Fuzz Elements FW10 – Wind Fuzz Pedal. One of 7 pedal models designed to reproduce the classic tones of history's most desirable vintage Fuzz pedals. Using modern software technology, Maxon has focused on the complex elements of these legendary pedals, using analog circuitry is more accurate and stable than 50 years ago. This particular Fuzz, the Wind version, emulates the sound of vintage Sola Sound (Mk II) Tonebender, also produced under different brands including the Vox Tonebender Professional MKII, Marshall Supa Fuzz, RotoSound Fuzz Box and the rare Rangemaster Fuzzbug. These pedals truly defined the sound of early classic rock. Simple to use with the Attack Knob controls degree of Distortion, Level controls output volume, Vintage/Hot switch for two levels of Gain. It also has a selectable input buffer for smoother note response and features mechanical True Bypass switching. Here's a chance to get the tone of guys like Page and Clapton. These pedals are made in Japan. These are no longer available, although there are still some in Europe. Get this one that's mint in the box for $135.

OFF-HOLD: 1977 Ibanez 2350 Flame Top Les Paul Style, (front  binding), (back), (headstock), (wear), (case).  45-year-old Ibanez from the Golden Era. This is a transitional model, in the first year of the new Ibanez headstock design and catalog info is insufficient to nail it down to a model. Its flamed maple sets it apart from most LP Custom style guitars and info suggests that it might be a model 2391. Obviously Ibanez was still making Gibson (and Fender) body styles but with the pending lawsuit from Gibson they quickly changed their headstock design during '77. It has all the fancy custom appointments including gold hardware, rosewood headstock overlay and fancy inlay, and multi-ply binding, tortoise neck binding, plus higher end Ibanez hardware including Artist Smooth-Tune machine heads (no. 1335G), "Deluxe Fancy Tailpiece" (no. 224) and Harmonic-O-Matic bridge (no. 198G). Pickups are the Super 80's and the pickup sticker is on the back of the headstock. This guitar hasn't been babied throughout its life and has plenty of scrapes and dings, but no cracks or repairs. The great news is that it is perhaps the best playing vintage Ibanez we have ever had. If you like low action, you'll love it. Includes original case in pretty nice vintage condition. If you're looking for a great looking rare flametop from the Golden Era, this one is player approved and a good value in a Japan vintage guitar at $699(HOLD-John R 3/2).

TC Electronic Iron Curtain Noise Gate. Now that pedalboards are back in vogue many players forget one necessary ingredient. The Noise Gate. Having a bunch of pedals, especially OD/Distortions and Compressors, combined with long cable runs can produce a lot of 60 cycle noise and radio frequency interference. Simple to operate. Set the Threshold knob until the noise disappears, then adjust Decay knob so you get the right amount of sustain and no premature gating. This pedal is solidly built for the road and features true bypass which you'll really appreciate if your pedals ever lose power. Without true bypass no signal will be sent to your amp, with true bypass you'll at least have a clean signal. This one's mint in the box and just $35. 

TC Electronic Dark Matter Distortion & Mojo Mojo Overdrive Pedals. Mint in the box - two for one price. The Mojo Mojo is the tamer of the pair with good tube amp simulation and medium gain output. The Dark Matter is the higher gain version and is very well suited for 80s metal or hard rock. Both feature Drive and Level as well as Bass and Treble, both with detented centers control knobs. Both also feature True Bypass. Click here for a video comparing the two. These sell for $59 each but get this pair for just $75.

Boss FZ-5 Fuzz Pedal. Dead mint in the box! Get the sounds of a variety of classic vintage fuzz pedal tones from a single pedal. All of the fantastic rock tones of the '60s and '70s are here including the Maestro, Fuzz Face, and Octavia. With Boss's proprietary COSM technology you can dial these in with more tweaking than the originals, plus it works the same night after night unlike the dinosaur fuzz pedals. If that's not enough kick in the Boost control for an even more aggressive tone. Click here for a video demo. Sells new for $113 but this one's "like new" for just $79(HOLD-Tracy 2/26).

Boss AC-3 Acoustic Simulator. Dead mint in the box! Great acoustic sounds from your electric! If you're tired of lugging a separate electric and acoustic guitar to gigs you'll love this. The AC-3 delivers authentic acoustic sounds in both live and studio settings. Derived from Boss's top-of-the-line AD-8, the AC-3 pedal delivers precise sounds with modes for Standard, Jumbo, Enhanced, and Piezo-equipped. The Piezo is one that I relate most closely to as it emulates an acoustic bridge such as a Fishman and it really cuts through the mix like a Piezo. I was a big fan of the AC-2 but Boss definitely raised the bar with this one. Click here for a video demo. Sells new for $170 but this one's "like new" and just $115.

BOSS DS-1-4A 40th Anniversary Distortion, (pic2). Hey collectors – here’s a mint one! If you missed these in 2017, their only year of manufacture, here's a chance to get an “as new” one. I believe these are basically the same pedal as the regular orange DS-1 except with anniversary cosmetics including the black body with gold lettering, gold-capped knobs, and vintage silver thumb screw. The original DS-1 has been Boss’s biggest selling pedal of all time. Like the original model from 1978 the DS-1-4A has controls for Distortion, Tone, and Level. It is noted for a characteristic smooth tone which can dial anything from a rich crunchy tone to a silicon fuzz tone. Click here for a good demo. Reverb prices on the last 10 that actually sold average $104, most in lesser condition and many without box/manual. Get this one in mint condition in the box for $115.

2018 USA Schecter Sunset Standard, (front), (back), (headstock/neck), (gigbag), ("raincoat").  I've don't get in many Custom Shop Schecters as there simply aren't a lot of them made, but the few I've had were superb guitars and an excellent value compared to many other American brands. The Sunset Standard features a one-piece swamp ash body, which you'll rarely find on Fenders, and I know some of our customers are always looking for 1pc bodies as they believe them to be tonally superior. Likewise the neck is first rate, with 5-piece construction to eliminate warpage and reduce season adjustments. It's rock maple with black walnut strips and a rosewood board, in the popular C-shape. It's outfitted with 24 frets made of 6100 (tall and wide) Jascar fret wire and features a Tusq nut with a flat 14" radius and 1 20/32" nut width. For electronics Schecter used their own Pasadena and Pasadena Plus pickups wired to a 3-way switch with a push-pull tone knob to split the coils. Electronics are USA CTS. Lastly it's fitted with quality Schecter USA locking tuners which are smooth and keeps the guitar in tune perfectly. It also features a hardtail body with strings through body stringing. This guitar plays exceptionally well with low action, a fast feeling neck and a nice variety of tones - all of 'em quality tones. It includes one of the coolest gigbags I've seen yet - a custom shop gigbag that’s outfitted with a "raincoat" tucked away in one of the many storage compartments. It’s That's right, if you're in the rain just pull it out and cover the case. Perfect for buskers and subway travelers. It's also thick and super plush inside with a neck rest and thick padding on all sides. actually a branded version of this Gator gigbag that sells for $199 (link). Both guitar and gigbag are flawless and I think it's an exceptional deal on a USA Schecter at $850(HOLD-Scott G 2/28).

2021 Fender American Original '60s Telecaster Thinline - Surf Green, (front), (back), (headstock), (case). Fender's latest take on one of the coolest vintage Teles, the Thinline, and this one's based on the '69 with dual single coils and ashtray bridge. Best of all it's in one of the coolest of vintage custom colors, Surf Green. The American Original Thinline features a chambered ash body, single F-hole, and oversize 3-ply tortoise shell pickguard, plus two great sounding Tim Shaw custom shop pickups deliver killer Tele tone. It also features a modern neck shape, the modern 9.5" fingerboard radius for better string bending than the vintage 7.25" radius. One of the things I love about the Thinlines is the light weight, usually 1-3 lbs lighter than the average Tele, without losing a bit of quack. This guitar is in beautiful condition with no scratches or wear of any kind, except two small finish chip areas (shown here). Martin has had pretty good luck mixing up Surf Green before so we may be able to touch them up, hopefully at no cost, prior to shipping. With a new one running $2299, save some serious cash and get this one for $1549(HOLD-Peter B 2/25). Includes vintage black case, serialized certificate, tags, ash tray, etc.

2007 Ibanez Prestige RGA-121NTF, (front), (headstock), (maple cap), (back), (case). Over the past decade, RGA-121's are some of the most popular Ibanez' that I get in stock. They're extremely comfortable to play but, most notably, the design appeals to players who don't necessarily want a tremolo. Just as important is the thick maple cap on this model which, at .63", is thicker than either a Les Paul or PRS maple top. It's this marriage of maple top and mahogany back that gives these guitars "that sound", a sound that was first discovered with the 1952 LP Goldtop. You get the brightness and snap of the maple, with the warmth and richness of mahogany. Perfection that will likely never been improved upon...even when we're making carbon fiber bodies with a thin titanium top. This is aided by quality pickups, a set of IBZ/DiMarzio V7 and V8, which are original for this model. Finely crafted in Japan, the upscale Prestige series is the evolution of the RG series, featuring an extremely thin, flat, and fast Prestige Wizard neck, high output IBZ V7/V8 by DiMarzio pickups, and the massive new Gibraltar Plus fixed bridge. The brilliant highs and lows of the RGA's arched 16mm maple over mahogany body produce a classic tone that's been one of the ultimate tones since the 50's.  Finished in "Violin Flat", it features a 5-piece maple/walnut neck with 24 jumbo frets, rosewood headstock veneer with inlaid mother of pearl logo, quality Gotoh tuners, graphite nut, and pickups screwed directly into body rather than suspended from pickup rings. This guitar is in exceptional condition all around. Frets are perfect and the setup is fantastic.  I see guys asking $850-$1200 for this model but you can have this beautiful example for $749, set up to perfection. Includes J-Team Prestige case, tool case, factory check-list tag, other hangtags, and a very comprehensive manual.

Fishman Platinum Pro EQ/DI Analog Preamp Pedal, (sides). For you players who are only happy in an analog world, the Platinum is made for you. The Fishman Spectrum Aura that I put up 2 weeks ago gives the player a great digital snapshot of your guitar tone and is built especially for under-saddle piezo pickups. The Platinum is an all analog acoustic preamp with superb direct box capability. The Platinum Pro is a 7-Volt, high-headroom, discrete Class-A preamp with a 5-band tone control with sweep-mid & low frequency filter. Its EQ mode tailors EQ for bass or most other instruments while a Phase control and precision notch filter reduces feedback. It features a one-knob adjustable compressor to even out your playing dynamics, which I find very important for my finger style work when I tend to hit the strings with inconsistent attack. It has a chromatic digital tuner, a volume boost foot switch with level control, balanced XLR D.I. with pre/post EQ setting, and a ground lift. This pedal is pretty much everything you need to get a quality acoustic tone out of your guitar. These run $319 new but this one's exceptionally clean (with Velcro on bottom) for $100 less. $219 for this one.

Blackstar HT-Metal Dual-Channel Tube Distortion, (pic2). With upgraded tube installed and power supply. "Pure Valve Filth" and "2 Channels of Extreme Gain" are printed on the face just so there's no mistaking what this pedal is capable of. It seriously can provide more gain than you'll ever need. That's not to say it's untamable and you can certainly dial in your favorite non-metal tones like G'n'R, EVH, Sabbath, etc. The HT-METAL is a two-channel/three-mode distortion pedal (In addition to the 2 channels, Channel One has a Clean/OD switch that lets you use it like a clean boost or something in-between by rolling up the gain). The layout is much like a Blackstar amp with the usual Gain and Level on stacked pots, Bass, Middle and Treble - plus a patented Infinite Shape Feature (ISF). The ISF works USA/Brit tone selector, changing the character of your tone from a tight American sound when turned counter-clockwise to a midrangy and rich British tone fully clockwise. Channel One clean mode adds warmth and just enough break-up when you crank the gain; basically a great Blues tone. The Channel One OD mode though is where you can really get sleazy USA or European tones. The high-gain stages of Channel Two can go from extreme to just a kick ass rock, some very useable sweet tones as well. Click here for some lower gain stuff and here for the full shred. Clean shape, original box and power supply, with a quality tube installed. Nice unit for $145.

Carl Martin Octa-Switch, (layout/detail). With more and more players using pedalboards today, the Octa-Switch offers instant and easy group changes without having to tap-dance. You can tailor it to your needs but basically you can plug in up to 8 effects and have any combination engaged with the touch of one button. Each channel has 8 DIP switches which correspond to 8 of your effects. Simple example: You have 1-Distortion, 2-Metal Drive, 3-Fuzz, 4-Chorus, 5-Wah, 6-Pitch Shifter, 7-Reverb, and 8-Tremolo, plugged into channels 1 thru 8. For one of your tones you want only Distortion, Chorus and Reverb. Select a bank, such as footswitch 1, and turn "on" the DIP switches for effects 1, 4, and 7. With this setting, any time you hit footswitch for bank one, it will automatically engage these three effects and all others will be out of the loop. You can set up the remaining 7 banks in similar fashion. This is a dream come true for old-schoolers who prefer stomp boxes to LCD's and menus of a muti-effecter and instead of doing the old "tap dance" trying to turn on/off a bunch of pedals during a 1/4 note rest, you can do it instantaneously by pushing just one button. It also has a buffer switch for long cable runs plus an amp footswitch output that can change your amp from clean to overdrive. Click here for a demo. List price is $539; your price is $317.

Carl Martin Two Faze Phase Shifter, Hand-made in Denmark and some of the finest stomp box effects on the market.  The Two Faze has two independent phase shifters built into one pedal, with LED flash indicators to sync - or slightly off sync - your effects.  You can do some cool stuff with this by combining the effects or simply preset them for different passages or songs.  Top notch components, true bypass, very quiet, and built in power supply. Click here for a French video demo. These go for $289 new but this clean used one is just $149.

Ibanez LM7 L.A. Metal, (pic2). Built by Maxon from '88-'89 as part of the 10-series but for some reason this pedal was the only one that that didn't have "10" in the model number. It also has a heavier metal enclosure. I wish I had some background on the 7 vs. 10 models since it's always bugged me. It's a good sounding rock/metal pedal but for those who want to expand its tonal range it can also "easily" be modified to Fat Cat FC10 specs, to sound like a ProCo Rat. Average price on the last 10 that actually sold on Reverb is $124 (link). Get this one in pretty decent condition for $99(HOLD-Joshua H 2/21).

Nobels ODR-mini Natural Overdrive. If you're looking for something a little more price friendly than the Nordland ODR-C below, check out this Nobels version. To produce a more affordable (Chinese built with affordable components) Nordland Overdrive, Nobels came out with the ODR-1 which this mini pedal is based on. It's simply a Tubescreamer clone but many say better with a wider gain range and none of the bass roll-off or pronounced high-mid tone of the TS9/808. The full-size version ODR-1 has actually been in production since '85 and has become a relatively unknown secret weapon of sessions players and touring guitarists. The Spectrum control runs the range from mild crunch to full on hard rock. Turned forward and it adds brightness and gain without being harsh. Turned backwards makes the tone darker with softer highs. Designed in Germany just like the original ODR-1 and made in China just like 90% of pedals today. This pedal is a winner and won't take up much real estate on your pedalboard. Sells new for $79 or you can get this one, perfect in the box, for $55. (I have two available)

Nordland ODR-C Custom Overdrive. Made in Germany, the ODC-R is an incredible pedal both in terms of tone and design. To keep it compact Nordland uses a double-decker “sandwich” PCB, like Xotic and a few others, with a few custom 3D-printed braces and jigs to hold everything in place while keeping the battery and LED trimmer easily accessible. Everything is precise and not a millimeter is wasted. The circuit designs will tell you it's not just another Tube Screamer or RAT clone. The ODR-C is an updated version of the Nobels ODR-1 Natural Overdrive, designed by Kai Tachibana as an original circuit for Nobels first released '92. Although this was a budget model the tonal quality was enough to land it in many OD top 10 lists Fast forward to 2019 when revisited the ODR-1 and updated it with new features under his own Nordland brand. The result was this ODR-C Custom Overdrive, a brilliantly-designed handmade pedal that is the opposite of the original ODR-1 in that it's built exceptionally well AND is on the upper end of the price range. It features three new controls including a low cut that fixes the bass-forward tone of the original, a midrange control that can boost or cut, and an “overdrive de-compress” (ODC) control that gradually adds higher-threshold clipping diodes in the soft-clipping stage. With these knobs you can dial it in to sound exactly like the original ODR-1 if that's your thing. These have been going used for $300-$400 on Reverb. This one's in beautiful condition in original box for $250(HOLD-Rich G 2/15).

Fryette Power Station PS2, (back). Beautifully engineered combination attenuator and power amp, called an integrated reactance amplifier by Fryette. Use it to control the output of  your high-powered amplifiers - with none of the issues of other attenuators. As a tube power booster it can turn any source (including a pedal, preamp, or an app on your phone) into a quality full blown guitar amp. As an attenuator there's no loss of tone or dynamics on any setting, and you can select and exact sound level rather than having to pick which "click" is closest to your desired level. It also gives you a post-distortion integrated effects loop, provides an XLR balanced and a 1/4-in. unbalanced line out for direct recording or running to the house board, selectable outputs for 2/4, 8 or 16 ohms separately for both the amplifier and cabinet matching. Tubes include a pair of 6L6's putting out 50 watts as well as a 12AX7. Front panel controls include Bypass switch, Hi/Lo Input Level switch, High frequency response switch - Flat, Brite, Edge, Low frequency response switch - Flat, Warm, Deep, Volume, Presence and Depth controls, Standby switch (Bypass), and Power switch. Rear panel features Amp In, Amplifier Impedance select – 2/4, 8 or 16 Ohms, Balanced Line Out XLR with Low Pass Filter switch, Unbalanced 1/4” Line Out, FX Send, FX Return, FX Level Switch, Unbalanced 1/4” Line In, Speaker Impedance select 2/4, 8 or 16 Ohms, Speaker Out 1, Speaker Out 2, Ground Lift, Mains Fuse, AC Input, Active safety bypass feature disables internal power amp and maintains critical load on your amplifier if speaker output jack is accidently unplugged. Weighs just 15 lbs which is light for a 50W amp. Never been used out of the house and offered in very clean shape. New ones are running $899 but like many things they're back ordered. No wait on this one and just $599(HOLD-Joe C 2/17). For full details click here for the manual.

OFF-HOLD: VHT RedLine 40R Combo, (controls), (top), (back). Nice little grab-n-go combo from VHT with lots of tone shaping capabilities, 10" speaker, and full-size reverb tank. It features two channels, with shared EQ (Low/Mid/High) controls and Reverb, plus a spunky 40W output. Clean channel has Volume only while the Drive channel features Level and Gain plus four drive modes: Overdrive, Distortion, Metal, and Redline, which is super-duper high gain. On all settings it responds well to pick dynamics and guitar volume control regardless of setting. Jacks include Aux In, Footswitch, Headphone and Speaker. For live gigs you might want to add an extension speaker and the 40R will accept any speaker load down to 4 ohms. In addition to being a good sounding amp, perhaps best of all, it only weighs around 16 lbs. These sell for $269 everywhere. Get this nice clean used one for $100 less, just $169.

DOD Overdrive/Preamp 250. This pedal has achieved legendary status and surprisingly DOD no longer makes it. If you're in a classic rock band or just lust after than 70s rock tone this pedal is for you. The high-gain preamp was a staple when I was coming up nearly 5 decades ago and the tone holds up today as well as it did in 1975. Equally adept at delivering a natural overdriven tube amp tones or overdriving the front end of your amp into a singing sustain. It's very versatile for a 2-knob pedal. Prices on these have gone way up since being discontinued. If you missed out on a new one, this one's mint in the box for $119.

Boss RV-5 Digital Reverb. Mint in box with manual. Many of the players I know think this is the best stomp box reverb made. Sounds as 90% as good as the finest rackmount units at 1/10th the price. Following the RV-2 and RV-3, the RV-5 features six of Boss’s best reverbs in an stereo effects pedal. New reverbs include convincing spring reverb emulation and a high-quality gate reverb, plus an all-new Modulate mode for spacious detuned reverb sounds. One of the cool things about this reverb is the "Time" control, which lets you adjust the reverb decay. You can use a thick wash of spring reverb, for instance, but unlike most amps, which turn into a big mush, you can set it to 1 second or so. There are a bunch of YouTube demo's; Click Here and take your pick. If your amp doesn't have reverb or you simply need more reverb control you should get one of these. Mint in the box with manual for $99(HOLD-John B 2/16).

ADA Power Supply 17VAC. Extremely hard to find power supply for the ADA Microcab Rackmount. If you need one of these here it is. $40.

80’s DOD/Digitech Power Supply. Not rare but not many on the used market. 12VDC with the mini guitar-style plug rather than the Boss style barrel type. If your collection is missing one of these make it complete for just $25.

Fender Artist Series Robert Cray Stratocaster with Eric Johnson Neck, (front), (back), (headstock), (neck), (case).  I real beauty in Inca Silver and this is an absolutely killer hardtail. Body is 100% stock Robert Cray with an American Artist Series Eric Johnson Fender Stratocaster Neck & Tuners. Specs of the neck include 1pc quartersawn maple, soft "V" shape, 21 highly polished medium jumbo frets, Nitrocellulose lacquer finish, 12" radius, and 1.650 nut width. Unlike many Strats, like the American Standard, the Cray Strat body has the classic vintage route, complete with worm track in the bridge cavity, and correct body contours. Specs include alder body, American Vintage hardtail bridge with strings thru body. For players who don't use a tremolo, a hardtail provides certain advantages, such as other strings don't go flat when you bend up on a string, which really helps for steel-guitar style playing - and overall a better transfer of energy from the strings to the body which gives you more of the wood tone and increased sustain. Overall this guitar is extremely clean, no scratches or wear anywhere. Only flaws noted were a few finish checks at the 12th fret (shown here) and a small finish chip at the neck joint (shown here) which we can touch up to be much less noticeable. Both body and neck are in lovely condition with a low set up that will please anyone. I see these EJ necks on EBay for $600-$850 for the neck alone. Get this whole guitar, with a quality case, for just $875(HOLD-Burton C 2/9).

FOUND: 1984 Marshall JCM-800 Model 2205 Master Volume - Split Channel- Reverb, (back), (chassis), (panel), (back panel detail), (top). This was “lost” and I informed a few customers that it must have been sold. Well, I was wrong… Another great JCM800, original series, pretty clean as these go, and monster sounding 80's Marshall. The 2205 is a 50-watter (dual 6550's) with channel switching and reverb. Along with the 100W version of this head (2210), this is my personal favorite of the JCM800 range. The 2205 was one of the few models that were "new" to the JCM800 line, i.e. wasn't previously in the JMP line-up. The tone is pure Marshall crunch and, typically, not a lot of clean tone on these so your channel switching can be overdrive/move overdrive. Although they don't get a shimmering clean tone like a Fender, few amps will beat this for creamy and crunchy tones and in this amp you'll hear the tone used on 80% of the rock/metal acts from the 80's and 90's. Features include a "Normal" channel and "Boost" channel, the former with only gain - bass - treble controls; while the Boost has a red light when engaged, and has the usual bass-mid-treble-volume-gain. Both channels share a master volume (thus 3 gain stages on the Boost channel - and overdrive ability on the Normal channel - plus a shared Presence control and master Reverb. The rear panel has an effects loop and D.I. output with level control. Features original Drake transformers and the original EL34's (UK version) was modded to run 6550's, which made it the export (USA) version. Other than some black paint along the bottom edge of the back panel, this amp is in nice shape with panels and covering in nice shape - definitely better than the average 800 which are notorious for road wear. In recent years they reissued some of the JCM800 line, with street prices starting around $2K - but why get a reissue when you can a very nice 38-year-old real deal model for just $1399. I might have a 2-button Marshall footswitch available for $25-$50, depending on vintage

Terratec Axon AX100 MkII, (back), (lit up). Not many of these on the used market. Midi guitar guys tell me the Axon is the best guitar to midi converter on the market. It features tones of built in sounds so you don't need a separate tone bank. Any Roland GK series pickup will drive it as well as Roland-Ready guitars such as Brian Moore, Godin, etc. Includes 13-pin cable to connect your GK or RR guitar. Excellent condition - has been racked since new and includes original power supply. Manual etc. are available for free online. These are $699 new and not easy to find. Get this one for just $449.

MXR Custom Badass '78 Distortion, (pic2). MXR latest in their retro era, following recreations of their ’76 Vintage Dyna Comp, ’74 Vintage Phase 90 and ’75 Vintage Phase 45, hand-wired to their original specs. Bring on a '70s distortion that's full of '70s inspired sounds. Housed in the classic MXR casing with a deep metallic red paint job, it features the usual controls (Output, Tone and Distortion) but, also, there's also a Crunch button complete with extremely bright blue led that's a game changer. The overall tone is well balanced between lows, mids and treble, with a thick and well-defined distortion. You might find your best tones by backing off on the Distortion knob and engaging the Crunch switch. This seems to make the tone thicker and clearer without being muddy. If you’re tastes lean toward UFO, Thin Lizzy and Deep Purple, you’ll likely enjoy it very much. Click here for a ProGuitarShop demo. Sells new for $79.99. Get this really nice barely used one for $55.

2021 Furch Violet Series G-SY Grand Auditorium, (front  bridge  label), (back  side), (headstock), (certificate), (gigbag  acc.). Martin, who was impressed with this guitar, couldn’t believe it was selling at this price! This is the third Furch I've had and they’ve all been extremely impressive, especially considering the reasonable cost. Furch is very well known in Europe but they didn't begin their own USA distribution until the summer of '20. The Violet Series G-SY features grade A solid Sitka spruce top with a layered mahogany sides and back as well as African mahogany neck and ebony bridge and headstock overlay. The fretboard is likewise ebony with a flat 15 3/4" radius and side dots only. The body and neck feature Furch's open-pore finish, with the neck finish containing an antibacterial additive. This special thin finish that promotes the natural sonic qualities of tonewoods and provides an excellent level of surface protection while accentuating low frequencies and producing a natural woody sound. A few other important proprietary design features and production technologies include a special soundboard voicing process individually suited to the instrument and the revolutionary Furch CNR System® neck joint, with a dual action truss rod. This precise dual-action design maintains neck stability and allows for fine adjustment of the neck relief, bilaterally. The truss rod is housed in a highly rigid carbon casing allowing a very smooth and controlled neck relief, ensuring the best playability while maintaining a great set up throughout the season. Other features include black body binding, double-ring rosette with black walnut inlay, black Tusq fully compensated saddle, 2 3/16" bridge pin spacing, Furch machine heads with a 15:1 ratio, black Tusq zero fret, 1 1/2" string spacing, and Elixir Nanoweb light gauge strings. Included is a high quality Furch gigbag with shell reinforcements in the walls, nine(!) storage compartments, neck support with Velcro strap and 3 removable straps (2 back straps, 1 shoulder strap). The quality of this guitar exceeds Martin and Taylor in this price range. You can feel the quality, and hear the quality. This model sells new from Furch for $1012 not including gigbag - or around $881 from USA dealers. Get this one in flawless condition with our impeccable set up for just $639(HOLD-Gary N 6/13). Just an incredible value for a European-made acoustic. Includes Furch gigbag, certificate, wrench, accessory bag, extra string pins, and sticker.

2010 Epiphone Les Paul Ultra – Quilt Top, (front), (back), (headstock), (case). My favorite of the Epi Les Paul line by virtue of increased comfort, lighter weight, and just plain killer looks. The Ultra looks similar to other LP's but there are some distinct features - primarily a beautiful quilted maple top. Quilt varies from guitar to guitar but I've had enough to know a good one from a so-so one. This one is really nice.  The Ultra is loaded with hot alnico classic humbuckers - the mahogany body has strategically placed hollow cavities, Epi's first chambered Les Paul, resulting not only in a lighter guitar (7 lbs) but also a more "acoustic" sounding guitar. Additionally, there is a belly-contour on the back of the guitar that allows it to comfortably hug your body.  Add to that a slightly narrower nut (42mm as opposed to 43mm) and a Satin finished neck which has a broken in feel and much improved over a thick lacquer finish.  Other features include set-neck construction, trapezoid inlays, and bound body and neck - plus this one has upgraded Gotoh tuners.  Cosmetically there are a few minor bruises but no breaks or repairs. I'm offering this with your choice of the Gator LP case pictured, or an Epi hardshell case. These sold new back in 2010 (without case or bag) for $599. Get this great playing Les Paul today for $499(HOLD-Mike G 7/5) with your choice of case.

1996 Fender Stratocaster Plus HSS - Olympic White & Rosewood Board, (front  Duncan), (back), (headstock), (case). A lovely Strat Plus, especially considering it's 25 years old with modified electronics that should appeal to more players. Not everybody loves Lace Sensor pickups and to those people you'll be happy to see they've been changed out to an HSS pickguard loaded with a Duncan Pearly Gates, with Fender Custom Shop Texas Specials in the middle and neck. I need to also point out that it had a 9V battery installed in the trem cavity in the past. A look at this pic will show what a superb install job that was - just check out (pic here) the route and the slightly shortened (and rounded) tremolo claw.  As many of you know, the Strat Plus made its debut in 1987 and had a very successful 13-year run, ending in '99, which was the last year of the American Standard, replaced by the American Series, with the "American Deluxe" replacing the Strat Plus as Fender's premium production model.  The Strat Plus was essentially a deluxe model American Standard, with upgraded electronics (Lace Sensor pickups) and hardware including locking tuners and an LSR roller nut (earlier models featured a Wilkinson). The locking tuners and LSR nut were enhancements to better keep the guitar in tune, especially for players who use the tremolo to great measure.  This one's in lovely condition all over. No noteworthy flaws noted other than some light fret wear that needs no attention. It has a wonderful in-house set up so it plays with ease. If you're looking for a really nice USA Strat with the versatility of a bridge humbucker, plus top-notch middle/neck pickups, here you go. I'm including a Fender Tolex case in place of the stock plastic case. Really nice Strat for $899(HOLD-Jeff F ). Includes ‘90’s Fender Tolex case in nice shape and trem arm.

Antonio Loriente Marieta C Classical, (front  label), (back), (side), (headstock), (trim), (case). Professional quality handmade classical from Spain. The Marieta "C" model (also comes in an "S" model) features a solid Cedar top with solid East Rosewood back and sides. The neck is Spanish Cedar with an Ebony fretboard. Rosewood bridge and bone nut and saddle. 25.59" scale length and typical 2" nut width. Like all fine classicals the Marieta C features a nitro lacquer finish with French Polish top. For those in the know...the Antonio Loriente guitars were designed by Edward Blochenger with help from Pepe and Celine Romero. The Marieta pays homage to the 2nd epoch of Antonio Torres. It features the chain-link pattern in the rosette which was one of Torres’ more common motifs and gold-plated tuners. Sound is bold, clearly pronounced and very responsive to the touch. It has excellent projection with plenty of bass and overall a very balanced tone across the spectrum. This is Loriente's nicest model with standard woods. This one's serial 1160 which likely dates it to 2003. The Antonio Loriente line runs from $1999 for the lower end Clarita, to $2999 for this Marieta, and finally the Sofia at $3499. Although used it’s in lovely condition, obviously well taken care of its entire life. Don’t pay $2999 for a new one when this one’s $1200 less at $1799.  Includes original Protege Humi-Case hardshell case.

2001 Washburn J28SCE DLM Cumberland - Jumbo Cutaway Ac/Elec, (front  label), (back), (side), (headstock), (tree/life  detail), (preamp/outputs), (case). High-end limited run, one of only 50 of this run made for Mars Music in 2001. This DLM model features a solid Cedar top, Tree of Life fretboard inlays, gold hardware (Grover 18:1 tuners), and an upgraded Equis preamp that features not only a 4-band preamp (Bass, Mid, Treb, Pres), but also a built in Chorus with Rate and Depth controls. In addition to the fretboard inlay it's beautifully appointed with an abalone rosette, double- and triple-bound body, fretboard bwb 3-layer binding, rosewood headstock veneer with decorative logo and ornamentation, and butterfly rosewood bridge with abalone dot bridge pins. Other features include jumbo body with solid cedar top and rounded cutaway, quilted maple back and sides, crown headstock shape, onboard preamp with both Hi-Z and Low-Z outputs. Low-Z signals are impervious to signal noise even when you're using a 50' cable. Cosmetically overall it’s in nice shape but there’s a finish discoloration on a portion of the top shown in this pic. It’s not peeling and should never pose a problem but there’s nothing we can do to make it go away. I really enjoy the tone of this guitar. It has a large sound and very full bass you expect in a jumbo but the chorus on this preamp really sets it apart. Very versatile and natural sounding, better than most amps with chorus, and since I always use a chorus when playing acoustic it means less gear to bring to a gig. If you’re looking for a nice jumbo without spending a fortune check this one out for just $699 which includes original Washburn case.

NuX Mod Core Pedal, (controls). If you want to save room on your pedalboard, this one does pretty much all your time domain effects in one pedal. The Mod Core features eight different types of modulation including Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, Tremolo, Rotary, Pan, U-Vibe and Vibrato. Just select your effect and then dial in the knobs for Rate and Depth. The other knob, Tweak, acts as a mix control in most of the effects. It also features a three-way toggle for Normal and Deluxe modes and Tone Lock, can freeze the settings (all knobs are then disabled) or save as a preset. For a good overview, click here for a YouTube vid. Do these effects sound as good as $200 boutique pedals? No, but they sound as good as most budget single-effect pedals and when you consider that you’re getting 8 effects for $48, it works out to just $6/per effect.

Pigtronix EP-2 Envelope Phaser, (back). We're big fans of Pigtronix for many reasons. Studio quality effects are equally at home in the studio or stage, they're built like tanks, and are powered by dedicated DC power supplies with higher voltages for better headroom. Note the well-thought-out layout and assortment of options. It's logical and everything you could possibly want. It features true bypass and the Standard In/Out, plus inputs for an external filter trigger (EF Trigger), a Sweep Pedal and Speed Pedal. Across the top are controls for Sensitivity, Depth, Center and Speed, as well as Resonance. Below these knobs are five mini switches for Staccato, EF Sweep, Blend, LFO Smooth and Invert. Like any great Envelope device it's a great funk machine, this one goes way beyond a typical envelope filter. It goes from heavy funk to rich, Leslie-inspired warble, accented by the ability to do drum-triggered filter sweeps. With all the knobs set straight up and all switches in their off positions, it's akin to a thick Univibe tone, then slow down the speed a tad to do some great Hendrixy tones. The trio of controls (Depth, Center and Speed) have an enormous range to them that let you go from slow-as-molasses churning textures to bird chirping and ray gun, outer space FX. In attempt to keep this from being a whole screen of info, here are some good demos: (No. 1 check out talk box at 1:50), (No. 2), (No. 3 – lots of clean tones). These are running $275 new but save some money and get this one for $100 cheaper, just $175(HOLD-Kevin H 12/17).

2021 PRS SE Zach Myers Semi-hollow, (front  bridge), (back  neck joint), (headstock  birds), (gigbag).  Exceptional value in a quality semi-hollowbody and a guitar that plays as nice as it looks. Like many PRS's much of the magic comes from pairing a mahogany body (chambered for this model) with a real maple cap, a formula that's been a favorite in guitar manufacture since the 50s. For stunning looks PRS added a maple veneer of flamed maple over the maple cap as well as body and neck binding, and bird inlays. The chambered body with a single F-hole provides a smooth mid-range plus a nice resonant internal reverb. While the body has a high gloss finish the neck is finished with a satin finish which feels great in the hands. The 24.5" scale mahogany neck features PRS's Pattern Wide Fat profile which fills out the hand nicely. Neck joint is curved with the neck being on a closer plane than the body which makes for easier reach in the high register. Bridge is the acclaimed PRS adjustable stoptail which intonates well and offers increased sustain over most stud bridges. Pickups are PRS-designed 245 “S” pickups with the traditional dual volume/tone controls and a 3-way selector. These pickups are voiced for high-end clarity and low-end power, yielding a punchy but sweet tone. This guitar was owned very briefly before it was traded to me and is flawless; could be sold as new. With a new one running $849, here's one as good as new and set up to perfection, for just $639(HOLD-Russ D, local 12/1). Includes PRS gigbag.

2017 Fender Custom Strat D-Mag Stratocaster - Limited Edition, (front), (back), (headstock  fretboard), (case  cert   etc.).  Fantastic, LIGHTweight limited edition Relic that largely resembles a '56 because of its maple fretboard, 10/56 "V" neck, pre-patent # logo, and '56 single-ply pickguard. Like early '56 Strats it features a swamp ash body (by mid-56 Fender has switched largely to alder, especially on opaque finishes) and this one is quite light. The guitar weighs in at a scant 7 lbs 3 oz. It got its name by virtue of a trio of Dual-Mag pickups designed by the great Mike Eldred who ran the Custom Shop through '13. The body is a medium relic with finish checking some moderate arm wear and worn spots throughout, primarily on the edge. The fretboard has wear in all the right fretting spots but the back of the neck isn't worn except on the edge of the fretboard. Other features include engraved Limited Edition neckplate and Custom Shop 30th anniversary logo on the headstock, quarter-sawn maple neck, jumbo Sanko 6105 frets, modern 9.5" radius, Nitrocellulose lacquer finish throughout, Bone nut, American Vintage tremolo bridge and tuners and vintage white plastic parts. In addition to being a featherweight this Strat is resonant and the D-Mags retain a great vintage Strat tone. It looks to have been played very sparingly but I have no way of knowing if there are any post-factory dings in the finish. Just a great Strat in all regards. There are a still a few NOS '17 D-Mags online at $3950. This one is a better much deal at $2799(HOLD-Brian L 8/17). Includes center-pocket tweed G&G case with C/S embroidered lid, certificate, ash tray, hang tags, manual, etc. Note: back plate is in the case.

Custom 4-pickup Assortment, (pic2), (back). Last year I had a Parker that someone had installed these custom pickups in. Included are a Seymour Duncan P-Rail with the Triple Shot switch, Seymour Duncan Quarter pounder Tele neck, an original Parker single coil, and an Epiphone Nighthawk mini-humbucker. The Duncan P-Rail alone is capable of as many tone selections as the average guitar with P-90, humbucker, and single-coil tones. The tones are all accessible via two Triple Shot switches so you don’t need to add a mini-switch or push-pull pot. But…add in the Tele single, Strat single, and mini-hum and you’ve got it all! The P-Rail and Triple Shot alone sell for $149 new. $199 takes ‘em  all. Note: Pickguard not included, just the 4 pickups. I’m still looking for the ring for the P-Rail but it may not be included, although the switches are included.

SKB Strat Case (1SKB-FS-6). Perfect condition and identical to Fender’s molded case, but without the logo. Sells new for $187. Get this one in beautiful shape for $115.

2010 Gibson '58 Historic Les Paul Standard - Figured, (front), (back), (headstock), (case  cert.). Really nice R8 Figured Top, finished in Heritage Cherry Sunburst with one of the most stunning figured tops you'll find in an R8 and more on par with the uber expensive R9s. Thanks to a factory PLEK it plays as good as it looks. Features of the model include: carved highly figured maple top, one-piece solid mahogany back, Burstbucker pickups, thin toggle washer and jack plate, nickel hardware, aluminum stopbar, '50s rounded neck with long tenon, CTS pots, and bumblebee caps. I should probably point out that necks on R8s and R9s can vary widely from guitar to guitar. This neck is very large - huge in comparison to a '60 thin taper neck, measuring .933/1.014 at the 1st/12th frets. As with most custom shop guitars built during this era, the neck received a Plek during manufacture, which allows for a virtually perfect set-up.   The Plek is a computer controlled machine that very precisely measures the fret and fretboard height under each string, taking 132 measure points to create a precise map of the fretboard. From there the robotic arm machines the frets to 1/100th of millimeter...1/100th of a millimeter! Offered in stunning condition and judging by the frets, which have zero wear, this guitar has seen minimal use. The setup is as fine as any you’ll play and it’s an average weight for an R8 at 8 lbs 10 oz. They're not currently making an R8F but a new Plaintop R8 will set you back around $5299. For way less you can get this stunning figured top, just $3850(Currently in trade talks; many backup buyers). Includes clean original case, certificate, hangtag including serialized hang-tag, and serialized factory warranty & checklist.

2021 Fender Telecaster Acoustasonic, (front), (back), (headstock), (gigbag  main-storage  etc.).  One of Fender's recent breakthrough instruments is their new Acoustasonic line. Offered in both a Tele and Strat body style/headstock, they share the main innovation which is Fender's Stringed Instrument Resonance System (SIRS) which is key in its ability to deliver convincing acoustic--and electric--guitar tones. It does that through the carefully designed hollow body and three pickup systems which include a Fishman Under-Saddle Transducer; Fishman Acoustasonic Enhancer; and Fender Acoustasonic Noiseless magnetic pickup. Tone selections are via a 5-way switch and an A/B knob which selects two options for each of the 5 selector positions which you can blend in any amount you wish. The magnetic Tele bridge pickup is traditionally voiced (without the hum) while the Fishman Matrix under-saddle piezo pickup comes loaded with 7 acoustic images. Using the A/B knob you have 10 great tone selections. It's very comfortable to play thanks largely to the Integrated forearm contour, contoured neck joint, deep C-shape mahogany neck with sleek ebony fretboard, and by the fact that it weighs...under 5 lbs! It also features a 20-hour USB rechargeable battery (with simultaneous charge and play) so there's no need to swap out 9V batteries. I especially like the way the top reacts to tapping which allows me to do some great percussive accents in my playing and from a tech standpoint, the tilt-adjust which makes changing the neck angle a breeze. Click here for a good demo of all the tone options. This guitar is highly recommended for anyone who splits up their set between acoustic and electric songs and/or anyone who requires a lightweight guitar. At 4 lbs 15.6 oz it’s the lightest thing you’ll find. This model sells new for $1999, or you can get this used one in excellent condition for $1399(HOLD – Bob N 12/14). Includes a fantastic gigbag that's super padded and features a neck rest and several ingenious storage compartments and back straps that tuck away if not in use. Also includes certificate and various other paperwork as well as a long USB cable.

2002 Yamaha APX500 NT Acoustic-Electric, (front), (back), (controls), (headstock).  Yamaha's APX series were designed as a good quality acoustic but one that's tailor made for stage use, with excellent playing comfort and a good quality amplified tone. The APX line has been out for over 20 years with many models and features. This one features spruce top with nato back & sides, nicely appointed with body and neck binding and a cool oval soundhole bound that accentuates mids and features some cool looking trim. The neck is nato wood with a rosewood fingerboard and dot pearl inlays, and a rosewood bridge. For stage/studio use it comes equipped with a piezo pickup and Yamaha’s 55T preamp system.  The neck is nato wood with a rosewood fingerboard featuring dot pearl inlays. The bridge is rosewood and comes with plastic pins that have dots. And the soundhole has a unique oval shape with a plastic protective ring. The ring has some nice looking inlays too. It also comes with a piezo style pickup with Yamaha’s 55T preamp system that includes sliders for a 3-band DQ with selectable mid-range, rotary volume control, low battery indicator and LED window for tuner. It's a chromatic tuner so just press the tuner button, hit a string, and it'll tell you what the note is and whether you're sharp or flat. Lastly it features good quality Gotoh sealed tuners and a compensated nut to minimize tuning hassles. The thin acoustic body makes it very comfortable to strap on and play while the thin profile neck is easy to get your hand around but it's at all wimpy feeling. Acoustic tone has a pronounced mid range and with good projection it holds its own in an acoustic jam. Plugged in is where it shines though and with the adjustable mids you can get a very balanced tone, if that's your thing. All in all it's an excellent playing, good sounding guitar that's especially suited for stage use. Almost 20 years old but used sparingly and nice shape. For my money this one's hard to beat at $265. 

OFF-HOLD: 2020 Ernie Ball Music Man Cutlass HSS RS, (front  bridge), (back  neck joint), (headstock  neck), (case). Another great model from Musicman, the Cutlass HSS RS can handle virtually any type of music you throw at it. Great for players in a cover band who don't want to lug several extra guitars to gigs. The perfect blend of old designs and modern features, it starts off with a trio of vintage-voiced custom Ernie Ball single-coils wired to Music Man's Wide-spectrum Silent Circuit (active electronics) which reduces hum but retains that true single-coil sound. An alder body has perfectly rounded edges including arm contour, belly cut, and especially neck joint bevel, to make it super comfortable to strap on and play. Body is outfitted with a fantastic Music Man modern vibrato bridge/tailpiece with vintage bent steel saddles for classic tone and feel while the design allows for the best palm resting/muting. Roasted maple neck has Music Man's 5-screw attachment and is resonant and designed for stability. The flamed maple on this neck is some of the finest I've ever seen and compares with Master Built guitars at 3X the price. Neck is outfitted with a compensated nut for perfect intonation as well as Schaller M6-IND locking tuners with a straight string pull headstock. Lastly, stainless steel frets guarantee many years of playing without needing attention. This model sells new for $2599 and anyone who knows EBMM realize that's a fair price for this quality. The only flaw I’ve seen on this guitar is two minuscule cracks in the cutaway, typical Strat spot (shown here). Other than that, this guitar is in immaculate condition and is just $1799(HOLD-Frank 8/2), $800 cheaper than a new one. Includes original case and paperwork.

OFF-HOLD: 2019 Gretsch G6228-PE Player's Edition Duo Jet - Candy Apple Red, (front), (back), (headstock/neck), (case  case stuff). Is there a cooler single-cut than the Duo Jet? To me that always conjure up memories of 1963 Liverpool, and the Cavern Club, where George Harrison and the boys were making a name for themselves. A few things are different with this Player's Edition with design elements that will delight many of today's players. It features a 1.85" thick chambered mahogany body to produce strong balanced mids, with a smooth attack and extended bandwidth thanks to the chambering. For looks it's hard to beat the impeccable Candy Apple Red finish with gold accents, the new V Stoptail and big block inlays. Tonally it's equipped with new Gretsch Broad'Tron BT65 pickups which were designed by the famed Tim Shaw. They're noted for powerful mids, extended lows and an exceptionally clear, yet smooth high-end. They may not sound like your vintage Gretsch but for most people you’ll like the tone even more than the old Filter ‘Trons. It also has a no-load master tone pot with Squeezebox paper-in-oil capacitor, master volume with treble bleed circuit and individual pickup volume controls. Other features include mahogany neck with Standard U profile; 24.6" scale length; 12"-radius rosewood fretboard with 22 medium jumbo frets; 1.6875" Graph Tech TUSQ XL nut; Nickel hardware; Gotoh locking tuning machines; Gold Plexi pickguard with black Gretsch logo and Arrow-style control knobs. Other than possibly some slight discoloration to the nickel plated knobs it's in beautiful condition with no player’s wear having seen very little playing time. It's set up as easy to play as any guitar we have in stock. A new one will set you back $2199 but get this stunning used one for much less. $1599 includes Gretsch case in similarly clean condition, with the certificate and all the other case stuff.

Gibson Auto Tuning System, (installed). Purists may not like the idea, but for players who simply want to have more fun with alternate tunings, it rules. These were made by Tronical and used on many Gibson guitars a few years ago for their auto tuners, aka Min-Etune or G-Force. Light years ahead of their automated tuners from their Robot guitars a decade earlier, these are more accurate, easy to use, and not finicky. These let you quickly and easily experiment with alternate tunings such as DADGAD, Open D, or many other alternate tuning. There are no modifications required to fit most Gibson guitars so it’s quick and easy to install. We took this set came off a 2014 Gibson SG when it was brand new so it has zero hours of use. The power supply has never even been uncoiled. For a simple demo check out YouTube here. I’m seeing a bunch of these without battery or power supply for pretty cheap but good luck finding the rest of the components. This system is complete and a good buy at $75.

2007 Gibson Les Paul Vintage Mahogany - Faded Cherry, (front  w/pickguard/ring), (back), (headstock), (case).  I had a number of these 15 years ago. This model is sort of a meeting of the old and the new.  The most notable feature is the carved mahogany top on a mahogany back, which has its roots in the 50's with the all-mahogany Les Paul Custom which, oddly, was more high end than the Standard, although the Standard body was more expensive to manufacture due to the maple cap. The thing you'll immediately notice with an all-mahogany Paul is the "roundness" and warmth of the tone. While it doesn't quite have the note definition of a maple cap, it is definitely a fatter sounding guitar. Gibson used some great pickups with this model with their Alnico V BurstBucker Pro humbuckers.  Another notable feature is the nicely rounded '59 mahogany neck which will appeal to players who want something more substantial than the '60 thin taper. From a luthier standpoint, my man Martin says that these finishes contribute to maximum sustain - as opposed to any lacquer which actually deadens the tone slightly. It also feels great in your hands, especially when you perspire. I sold this guitar back in '07 and it was traded back 14 years later. It obviously was used sparingly in those years and is offered with just a few minor flaws, overall excellent condition. Frets are rusty so we'll obviously polish them (no charge) prior to shipping, along with our usual great in-house set up. Pickguard and selector ring were removed but we’ll put them back on if desired. Nice sounding Paul, dark rosewood board, Burstbuckers, Trapezoid inlays. Nice LP for $850(HOLD-Brian C 11/9) and includes black reptile case, or less if you prefer Gibson gigbag.

Hosa 8-Track Recording Snake RCA to XLR, 8 feet long with Hosa’s best high definition cable. Guy paid $139/each at Sweetwater 15 years ago but barely used them. I have two of them (only one is shown). Selling for $35/each.

OFF-HOLD: 2021 Palermo PG3 “Franky” EVH Style Relic, (front), (back), (headstock), (figured neck), (case  cert.). A killer EVH Frankenstrat tribute guitar built by a great builder with the exact woods, proper tremolo, and the right electronics. Palermo has a long list of famous customers including Mick Mars, Johnny Depp, Tommy Henriksen and many touring acts. The reason is quality. And it’s remarkable he can offer his guitars at reasonable prices. Specs include USA Northern Ash Body 2 Piece Azusa Spec Correct; Premium Canadian Birdseye Maple Neck w/ Rosewood Dot Inlays;  Original (Germany) Floyd Rose Tremolo w/ R3 Nut; 37mm Floyd Rose Solid Brass Tremolo Block; Floyd Rose Solid Brass Fine Tuners; Gotoh or Schaller (Germany) Tuners; EVH Frankenstein Humbucker; Jumbo Dunlop 6100 Frets; Hand Oil Finish; Schaller Strap Locks; 500K CTS/Bourns Pot; Switchcraft Input Jack; 50's Cloth Wiring; Nitrocellulose Finish; Available in Aged White Only; Correct Non-Functioning Neck Pickup; Aged by Mike Palermo. Click here for an Instagram page with more pics and here for his web site/this guitar. This model is running $2495 new and that’s with a 2-month wait. Get this one now, virtually unplayed, for just $1550(HOLD-Scott G 1/7). Includes hardshell case and certificate.

Nobels ODR Mini Overdrive. Mini version of Nobels killer ODR-1 which is a Tubescreamer clone but many say better with a wider gain range and none of the bass roll-off or pronounced high-mid tone of the TS9/808. The full-size version ODR-1 has actually been in production since '85 and has become a relatively unknown secret weapon of sessions players and touring guitarists. The Spectrum control runs the range from mild crunch to full on hard rock. Turned forward and it adds brightness and gain without being harsh. Turned backwards makes the tone darker with softer highs. Designed in Germany just like the original ODR-1 and made in China just like 90% of pedals today. This pedal is a winner and won't take up much real estate on your pedalboard. Sells new for $79 or you can get this one, perfect in the box, for $55.

2003 Fender American Series Telecaster – Black w/Rosewood Board, (front), (back), (headstock), (case). I’ve written so many of these listings that I know most of the info is repetition. The American Series made its debut in 2000 and had a handful of improvements over the ’87-’99 American Standard. One of these enhancements was the Delta-Tone system which consists of a new higher output bridge pickup in conjunction with a new "no-load" tone pot. The tone pot has a detent at the 10 position, which bypasses completely any filtration through capacitors and essentially disconnects the tone pot for those that might want the feature while having the ability to rotate the pot off the detent and roll off the tone normally. Bottom line is it’s a quality guitar with classic Tele twang that’s easy to play. This one’s in nice shape for nearly 20 years and we'll buff it out prior to shipping upon request - at no cost. It is set up to perfection so it plays with ease and ready to gig tonight. Reverb prices on '00-'07 American Series Teles (link) has averaged $1100 over the last 10 sold. Get this one for just $950(HOLD-Doug 12/3). Includes original case.

2016 Fender Chris Shiflett Telecaster Deluxe - Shoreline Gold, (front), (back), (headstock), (case).  Barely played - cool take on a classis. Artist signature model built in conjunction with the long time guitarist from the Foo Fighters. Some of you older players will remember the original model (’72-’81) Tele Deluxes very well. Among Fender’s line of Telecasters (Tele, Tele Thinline, Tele Custom, Tele Deluxe),  this one stood apart from the others was it was the only one with a Strat headstock. It also sported a pair of Seth Lover-designed humbuckers which also appeared on the Thinline, and in the neck position of the Custom. This model features CS humbuckers which is a more modern humbucker design but like the original Wide Range models they don’t sound particularly Tele like, but they’re not like the pure fatness of a Gibson and are more expressive like you would expect a Fender to be. Other cool features include chrome/skirted knobs taken from the Fender amps line, hardtail bridge, 21 medium jumbo frets, flat 12" fretboard radius, vintage Fender F-tuners and oversize 3-ply pickguard. Other features include Alder body, one-piece C-shaped maple neck, 3-way switching, and dual volume/tone controls.  These sell new at the chain stores for $949, but save one small ding on the front (close-up) and some tarnishing to the nickel covers, this baby is perfect with a great set up and a nice savings at $699. Includes Fender case and complete accessory bag.

OFF-HOLD: American Acoustech Studio OM Size, (front  label), (side), (headstock), (binding), (case). I'd never heard about American Acoustec until I got this one in recently. I was especially surprised since I'm only around 3 hours drive to Rochester, NY where they were built. The company was producing guitars from ca. 1993 to and for an American made guitar they were quite affordable. The Studio is an OM/000 body with spruce top, cherry back and sides, cherry neck with ebony fretboard, appointed with tortoise shell body binding. The label was hand-Signed by the Thomas Lockwood and David Stutzman who owned the company. These guys met at the mechanical engineering department at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Tom Lockwood, who worked over 10 years as plant manager at Guild Guitars, and Dave Stutzman was the owner of Stutzman's Guitar Center in Rochester. It has very good projection and is perhaps a bit boomy so it would benefit from EQ in the studio but it’s still a good choice for the campfire or any acoustic jam. Plays very well with no issues anywhere. This is likely the lowest price USA acoustic I've had in 20 years at $499. Includes excellent protection with a canvas over Styrofoam Ultralight case.

2009 Guild D-40 Bluegrass Jubilee w/Vintage Case, (front), (back), (headstock), (label), (case). I think this is the first New Hartford CT Guild we've had and talking to folks who have them, most believe they're as fine as Guild has ever made. More prefer the Hartford D-40's to the Martin's D-18 Golden Era. The entire line of Hartford Guilds are universally thought to be head and shoulders above the Westerly, Corona and Tacoma Guilds. This guitar is loud, responsive, and sounds superb. I'm not sure what's up with Guild these days. I've read that production moved to Oxnard CA in 2014 but I've heard little about them during the current era other than it seems that this model is now built with a satin finish rather than lacquer. Bottom line though is that the New Hartford models are finely crafted of excellent tonewoods and should prove to be an excellent investment on the secondary market. The history of the Guild D-40 goes back to 1963 and was a highly regarded acoustic in the days of the folk movement. Richie Havens played one (in open D tuning) for his famous set at Woodstock, for an example of its pedigree. Specs include: solid Adirondack spruce top, solid mahogany sides and back, Indian rosewood bridge, high gloss Nitrocellulose lacquer finish, 3-pc mahogany/walnut/mahogany neck, 12" fretboard radius, Gotoh 700 open back tuners, ebony heel cap, dovetail neck joint with slim heel, birch tail-block, 30' radius top, pear dot inlays, bone bridge pins, bone nut and saddle, tortoise shell bindings, classic Guild rosette with tortoise shell stripe, tortoise pickguard and dual action truss rod. This guitar is extremely clean other than an area along the back edge where the binding had slightly separated (shown here). Cosmetically it’s not perfect but structurally it’s 100% and overall this is near faultless. The set up is low and easy and the tone is sweet, loud, and robust. With an original list price of $3299, this guitar is a sweet deal at $1199(HOLD-Nathan M 1/7). Includes vintage Guild case pictured.

Boss SD-1 Super Overdrive – Mod by Brian Wampler. Signed/dated inside (pic). This is actually a NOS from 2005 so it’s perfect. $99.

OFF-HOLD: 2017 Taylor 254ce DLX 12-string, (front  label), (back), (headstock  neck), (controls), (case).  Lovely rosewood Grand Auditorium12-string with superb low action and beautiful tone. It's very balanced with high end sparkle, exhibiting the huge chorusing effect I love in a 12-string. Taylor's Grand Auditorium size is very close to a dreadnought with similar width and depth, but a tighter waist that many find more comfortable while its increased tonal presence stands out better in the mix. I fell in love with Taylors in the 80s mainly due to their slimmer necks which made it feel much like an electric guitar. The 254ce neck has the same slender feel which makes it easy to get around on with low action that reduces fatigue on the left hand. With Taylor's Expression System 2 for amplified tones you get the best system for retaining the guitar's natural acoustic tone. The system employs three calibrated pickup sensors (installed behind the saddle and through the bridge) to capture vibrations in the strings and the solid spruce top providing balance and accuracy. The Expression 2 was created in partnership with audio pioneer Rupert Neve, with simple controls consisting of just volume, bass and treble controls. Other features include Grand Auditorium body size, Solid Sitka spruce top, Venetian cutaway for easy access to the upper frets, rosewood back and sides, sapele neck and ebony fingerboard. This guitar is in lovely condition with the only flaw being a center-seam crack (see arrow here) which has been professionally glued, cleated, and lacquered over. It’s hard to see and you can’t feel it with your fingers. It doesn’t affect tone and will never pose a problem. Its gloss finish shines like new and it even has some nice figuring in the sapele neck. This model sold new for $1299 new but you can have this fantastic playing used one for just $849.

Red Monkey Studded Leather Guitar Strap, (pic2  logo). Some of the best hand-made leather goods made in USA. Red Monkey makes a lot of styles. This one is called “Live Wire” and features 2” width, black/brass appointments and buckle adjustment. Click here for their site where it’s priced at $110. Get this one, clean and barely used, for just $65(HOLD-Dave S 10/5).

Fender Custom Shop 50th Anniversary Stratocaster Relic Note: This one “fell off” the page and it’s the only 50th that remains. 1956 Model – all gold. (cert's) never retailed, unplayed, including unopened accessory bags and, of course, era-correct cases. This is the "all gold" model with a Aztec Gold (nitro lacquer) and gold hardware, with light to medium relicing including checked finish and aged hardware with misc finish chips here and there. I confirmed with Fender that only 100 of each piece - WORLDWIDE - was produced, which makes this a very rare guitar for an Anniversary model. These listed at $4677-$4690 with discount pricing to $3500. One of these could easily be the centerpiece in many Anniversary model collections, to go along with your 25th, 35th, various 40th's, and production model 50th's. Only one remaining is the 1956 Stratocaster Relic 50th Anniversary, (headstock/neck), (sample of relic wear), (case & accessories). Features include Aztec Gold finish with gold hardware, gold anodized pickguard, V-shaped neck, finish checking and misc dings as well as fretboard "wear", aged hardware, and 50th Anniversary neckplate. Nice lightweight Strat at 7.8 lbs. Unplayed condition with Tweed case, sealed accessory bag, and COA. Store priced at $3500 (and that was many price raises ago), but this one's never retailed and perfect, and just $2799.

TC Electronic Flashback 2 Delay and Looper. The new model 2 which is an update of the original Flashback now with the new "Mash" technology that is controlled solely by how much pressure you apply to the depressed footswitch. Available only on select TC ELECTRONIC products, it elevates the control switch above the simple “On” and “Off”. Click here to see Mash in action. It also triples the Tone Print slots to 3 for storing effects. The Flashback 2 also allows you to easily transfer your favorite delay settings via USB, again, with custom patches by some big name artists. You might notice the intro passage on YouTube has the delay set to emulate Eric Johnson on "Cliffs of Dover".  Another cool feature is TCE's audio tapping technology, which allows you to set delay times by strumming your guitar, plus a toggle switch allows you to switch between 16th notes or dotted 8s, for a more U2-like sound.  Features include 8 delay types including the 2290-style delay, 40-second looper with infinite sound on sound recording, 6 seconds delay time, stereo in/out, switchable true bypass and buffered bypass modes, switchable dry signal muting, analog-Dry-Through circuitry preserves your analog tone; Delay Time, Feedback, and FX Level controls.  Built ultra-tough with a metal chassis and a footprint smaller than Boss to preserve your pedalboard space. For more check out TCE here. These online at most places for $168. Get this one, mint in the box, for just $110.

80’s Charvel Style Neck, (headstock), (butt). The neck is an 80's of unknown origin, possibly Boogie Bodies, especially since it’s spec’d to Charvel with a 2 1/4" butt width with 1 11/16" nut, super flat 16" radius. It has a pro refret with jumbo’s, so the frets are perfect. The headstock had another set of tuners at some point but we've plugged the holes so it's barely noticeable. It also has a few pro-plugged neck bolt screws but they're not visible and will never be a problem. We also did a proper install of the Floyd nut in place of the vintage nut. The back of the neck is unfinished, another Charvel feature, which feels great, and with the thin profile you can really blaze on this thing. We painted the headstock to match the body and installed an early 80's logo which looks okay but looks thin and worn. The neck has loads of birdseye; one of the best looking necks you'll find. We had it mounted on a Charvel USA San Dimas So-Cal and it played fantastic. $250(HOLD-Ed V 11/3) includes Jackson tuners and Floyd nut. Let me reiterate: this neck will not fit 2 3/16” butt Fender, but it’s a direct fit for vintage-spec Charvel that uses the 2 ¼” butt.

1991 Steinberger GR-4 - Black, (front), (back  back2), (bottom side), (gigbag  acc.).  This is the real deal, original GR model from 1991 (Newburg NY, pre-Music Yo) and a fairly exciting piece for me.  It's very rare that I get in older Steinbergers, and I'm definitely a fan of these. This particular GR-4R is a Newburg model, evidence by the N serial). Ned Steinberger's designs were famous for the headless neck with tuning done via tuners integrated into the bridge which was the most radical guitar design innovation in decades. Rather than fight a mound of lawsuits from other companies stealing his idea, he licensed it to many other manufacturers, which is why you'll see a licensed Steinberger system on lower end models such as Cort. The GR-4 features an offset double-cutaway maple body, Steinberger blend neck with phenolic fretboard, R-Trem vibrato system (that locks if you don’t want to use it), and HSS pickups (EMG 81/SA/SA) controlled by master volume and tone, with a 5-way switch. The gloss black finish is in decent shape with just some clear coat scratches and a small touch up next to the trem (shown here). This was a pricey guitar, listing for $1390 when it was discontinued in '95, which would be over $2400 in 2021 dollars.  It is a great playing instrument, in nice shape for 30 years, and a good deal on a 90’s GR4 model at just $1699. Includes original Steinberger gigbag, trem arm, Dunlop-equipped strap and an extra set of strings.  If  you want a plethora of info, check out steinbergerworld for all things Steinberger including literature, timelines, serial database, etc.

ADA APP-1 Pedal Preamp, (front), (patch bay). ADA is hot right now. People are rediscovering the cool tones from classics like the MP-1, MP-2, Flanger, and signature amps. The APP-1 uses a pair of Fender Twin-style tone stacks and combines them with ADA’s D-Torsion Core technology and uses all solid-state analog circuitry and analog potentiometers. Tube fans might shutter at the thought of these but this unit is heralded for its very natural tone despite the lack of tubes. There are a lot of controls, necessary with a 2-channel preamp with independent channel voicings and EQs. Each channel has three voicing options—clean, overdrive, and distortion—followed by drive, bass, middle, treble, and master knobs. The EQ controls are derived from a Fender-style tone stack. You'll find a boost footswitch with a corresponding level knob that increases output up to 12 dB, a preamp + boost/boost only switch, an in/ out switch for the FX loop, a FX return level control, and a switch to select between true bypass and silent-tuning mode. Each channel has a dynamics knob selectable from “squeeze” to “bloom” and it's impressive in unleashing the full power of the APP-1. It can go from starved germanium transistor when set all the way to squeeze - to regular tube-amp dynamics at 1/2 - to dynamic ranges exceeding just about any tube amp if you set the knob to full bloom. This unit is especially good if you’re using an amp without great sensitivity and want it to have the dynamics of an AC-30. This one is likely the cleanest one on the market; I don’t see a single flaw anywhere, and includes original box and manual. $350.

1972 Gretsch 7660 Chet Atkins Nashville, (front/back), (headstock), (side), (bridge/pickup), (case). Note: now contains stock Gretsch knobs in addition to the ruby caps pictured. Looking for an absolutely killer playing Nashville with a perfect, original neck set?  Look no further. I've been saying that the recent Japan Gretsch's all play better than all the old USA ones but this is an exception. The action is low at the nut and stays low all the way up the fretboard and no fretting out on bends. You might remember this guitar as this is the 3rd time I've owned it in the past 13 years. Overall this Chet is in pretty very nice condition with a clean, original finish, moderate fret wear, and all original except original owner flashed it up a bit by painting the pickguard black with a red racing stripe and putting a matching ruby crystal caps on the knobs. One of the common Gretsch problems, cracks in binding are nonexistent (pic) and the only hint of deterioration is a small spot on the heel shown here. Features of the Chet Atkins 7660 include: laminated maple body with 2 real f-holes, body 16" wide - 2.5" deep; ebony fretboard, fully bound including body, neck, fretboard and f-holes; adjustable truss rod with gear box at base of neck (that's a truss rod cover on back of body); 25.5" scale joined at the 18th fret; ebonized headstock overlay; inlaid neo-classic thumbnail inlays; adjustamatic bridge with adjustable saddles; gold hardware; Gretsch/Bigsby tailpiece (nickel). Electronics work fine with one slight mod: the one mini toggle is supposed to be on/off/on but has been modified to on/off/off. This guitar is one of the best playing vintage Gretsch's I've ever played and at nearly 50 years old, it's priced less than the new Japan models. Vintage dealers are asking mid-$3Ks in rough shape. This one is overall pretty nice and just $1750. Includes original Gretsch case in slightly rough shape but fully intact except for one latch missing and neck support inside is a piece of foam.

Xotic Effects Soul Driven Overdrive, (pic2). One of the best pedals for replicating the tone of an overdriven tube amp, the Soul Driven offers extra control in the crucial midrange frequencies. It features the usual Volume, Gain and Tone, plus an active Mid-Boost control that really brings your tone up in the mix when wanted. Runs on a normal 9V DC adapter and of course has true bypass to preserve your tone. Sells new for $170 but this one's perfect in the box for $119.

Washburn Paul Stanley Guitar Picks. I have around 20 of these which I just found today. Sealed in factory holograph packing. Paul’s beautiful mug on one side, signature on reverse. $8/each or take ‘em all for discount.

1992 PRS Custom 24 – Royal Blue Quilt, (front), (back  short heel), (side), (headstock), (case). This has been a year for ’92 Custom 24’s – my third one in 2021! These old-factory models, easily identifiable with the original small logo and short neck heel, were actually handmade, before the move to the new factory and use of CNC machines. This one's finished in Royal Blue with a beautiful quilted maple top that’s not a "10" top but it’s very close. Additionally, the back and neck are blue stained as well as the headstock, where you can clearly see the mahogany grain. The blue finish is a wrap-around, not the taped off “binding” found on most Customs. When we go inside I should be able to determine if this was a custom order/artist model. Commonly and incorrectly referred to as "pre-factory", these early Annapolis models are nonetheless much more cherished than the later ones built at the Stephenville factory which opened in '95. When they moved from Annapolis to Stephensville PRS eliminated most of the hand-crafting in favor of CNC machines and made a few other cost-saving changes. Features of this ’92 CU24  includes maple cap over one-piece mahogany body, moon inlays, one-piece Mil-Com tremolo, Phase I locking tuners, and "Regular" (aka Standard) neck profile which is 1/16" more narrow than a wide thin/fat, and the same depth as the wide fat (1 21/32" nut, 27/32" depth). Pickups are the stock HFS and Vintage Bass with the standard 5-way rotary selector, volume and tone. The Custom 24, especially with the tremolo bridge, has a looser feel than a Custom 22, plus a "longer" neck, i.e. with the bridge and bridge pickup are set further forward in the body which means it has the same 25" scale as the Custom 22, but the neck extends slightly further from the body. It’s not as much a Les Paul feel, but a PRS feel. Now over 25 years old this guitar is officially vintage and it's noteworthy that this is the 13,372nd guitar PRS had built in the 7 years they had been in business. By contrast, that's about the current ANNUAL production now (over 12,000 produced in a  year now). Cosmetically it’s in lovely condition, especially for nearly 30 years old. Just a few light scratches and tiny impressions in the clear coat, nothing through to the wood, and no finish checking. Frets have minimal wear and it’s all original other than Gripper strap pins. Whenever you play one of these older PRS's you can almost sense the meticulous human attention to detail as you're holding a guitar that will likely never be hand-crafted again. Prices on Annapolis-era Customs continue to rise but they're still a good value, especially when they're cheaper than a comparable new one. It plays like all old PRS's with low action and no dead spots. Nicely priced for an Annapolis model at $2399. Includes nice original case and trem arm.

Fender '65 Princeton Reverb Combo, (panel), (back  panel), (cover/footswitch). Perfect condition. I think I a few of these in stock now so inquire if you need a pair. Some of the finest sounding amps I've had were the early Princeton Reverbs and when the Deluxe Reverbs skyrocketed in price the Princetons became that much more desirable. Eventually word got around and Princetons were fetching twice the price within a few years. Fender recognized that the public was switching over to lower powered grab-'n-go amps so they reissued the '65 Princeton Reverb. The great thing about them is that they offer a good variety of quality tones in a small 1X10" package and at around 15 watts, works fine in the home, studio, or even mic’d on stage. Classic Fender clean is in there as well as a quality overdrive tone at reasonable sound levels. The reverb and tremolo, both tube-driven, is certainly the icing on the cake. Tubes are a pair of 6V6 power tubes, three 12AX7 and one 12AT7 in the preamp and a 5AR4 rectifier. A 1X10 Jensen speaker is mounted inside the birch/pine cabinet. This amp appears to have seen very little to no use and is offered in beautiful condition and includes cover and 2-button footswitch. Very tidy, great sounding low wattage combo and with a new one going for $1299, save some money on this one at $779.

2011 Gibson SG Melody Maker – Black Satin, (front), (back), (headstock), (gigbag). Same specs as Satin White model above with exception of pickguard which was changed to 4-ply white pearl and Gibson speed knob. A few minor cosmetic flaws but overall ex cond and again a really nice set up.  $599(HOLD-Pamela K 8/23). Includes original gigbag (hardshell case available for upcharge).

OFF-HOLD: 2006 Epiphone G-1275 SG Double-Neck - Heritage Cherry Flametop (cons), (front), (back), (headstock  back), (case).  Ah, the iconic SG double neck. Who can't look at one of these without thinking of Jimmy Page in concert or "The Song Remains the Same" concert documentary. These aren't typically guitars you play all night long but whip it out for a few select songs and the audience inevitably claps louder because you can "play two guitars at once",  and you'll be able to use it like Jimmy, Slash and John McGlaughlin, etc.  Epi made these in bolt-on or this more expensive set-neck model. Later years these were Chinese made but this one is Korean manufacture (Unsung factory) which we've found to be markedly superior to Chinese. The set up on this guitar is fantastic, on both necks, with low action and nicely dressed fret ends. For those who aren't familiar, there is a 3-way selector to choose 6-string, 12-string, or both. Both is used when you want the un-used neck for its special "droning" effect, which sounds pretty cool if used properly. Each guitar also has the standard 3-way pickup selector for neck, bridge, and both pickups. The pickups are Alnico humbuckers and they sound very good. Nothing makes the crowd go "wow" more than when you pull out the double neck and you needn't spend thousands of dollars to get a great playing, nice sounding Gibson. A new Chinese model with a proper case will run you around $1300 but this one’s in beautiful shape and just $850. Includes Epiphone case and one killer pro set up. (Note: broken string will be replaced, LOL).

Heartfield Talon Pickguard. I forget the model numbers on these but this is the HSS model, single ply, black. $18.

Boss GT-1 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal, (pic2), (display). Mint in box. Boss's new super compact multi-effect that's lightweight (under 3 lbs.) and fits in your gigbag storage compartment. Don't let the size fool you though. This is a powerful unit (Boss GT-Series engine) that contains a whole bunch of Boss's famous stomp box effects and a wide selection of classic amp models. An assignable control switch and expression pedal give you real-time effects adjustment and by connecting to BOSS Tone Central, you can download free pro patches, editing software, and more.  For the busking guitarist, it provides 7 hours of playing time on 4 AA batteries (also runs on 9V adapter). It contains 108 effects in all including a good acoustic guitar simulator, electric guitar simulator, 32-second looper, Delay, Reverb, Modulation, Wah, Overdrive, and others. There are some good videos on editing but check this performance video out (fwd to :51) to see how this thing nails classic tones on songs you’ve heard countless times. Sells new for $206 but this one’s in mint condition and just $144(HOLD-John D 8/17). If needed I can include a quality AC adapter for $7. Includes box and manual.

Vintage Fender Neckplates. I’m sure I have some more but here’s a few dozen for starters. Everything from a ’64 Fender L plate and F-plates from mid-60s, late-60s and mid-70s. Good selection of MIJ Fender including a few ‘85/’86 A-series standards ($25) and a 3-bolt ‘83/’84 Squier ($29). Other Squires include a hard to find MIJ Wayne’s World Strat ($29), mid-90s Chinese Squier NC plate ($15), and 20th Anniversary Squier. Newer USA plates from the 80s-00s include F-plate, Fender with tilt adjust hole and Corona with or without tilt adjust. Prices vary but if you need one, just ask. 

2014 Godin ACS-SA Nylon String with Synth Access, (front), (controls), (back), (outputs), (headstock), (gigbag). Very versatile acoustic/electric classical guitar with synth access. The ACS-SA, aka Slim Cedar, has a 1.715″ nut width which is just 1/16" wider than their standard electrics thus the "Slim" nickname. For many guitarists it's an easier transition from your Strat or Paul for songs which require acoustic and/or synth features. The ACS-SA is a very comfortable thinline semi-hollowbody with quality acoustic tones plus synth access via onboard RMC electronics which controls any of the Roland GR-series or Axon AX100.  Since the synth access is built in, tracking is as good as it gets, without the cumbersome added on pickup of a non-integral synth access guitar. It plays with ease with very comfortable action with a firm, responsive feel, much better than an acoustic nylon string to me. Cosmetically, no breaks or serious issues but it does have two dings on the top edge as shown (here) and (here). Other features include semi-gloss body made of silver leaf maple with a solid cedar top, mahogany neck with sleek Richlite fretboard, flat 16" fretboard radius, 25 1/2" scale, custom 13-pin RMC electronics. The acoustic bridge has individual transducer saddles powered by a customized preamp system from the RMC. You have sliders for Guitar Volume, Treble (6K Hz), Mid with Selector Switch (700-1200K Hz), Bass (100 Hz).  For synth controls you have program up and down buttons, and Synth Volume slider so you can blend in any amount of synth to your tone, from 100% synth and no acoustic, to all acoustic and no synth, or any blend in between. This model sells new with a stock gigbag for $1399. Get this one for just $879. Includes quality Godin gigbag that’s very plush with an anchor for the headstock.

2008 Flaxwood Liekki, (pic2), (front), (back  back2), (headstock), (controls), (case). A composite guitar that rivals Parker for modern design and sheer vintage elegance. Rather than go into intricate detail I've included a full 3-page pdf file for a full blown review from Guitar Buyer (UK) magazine. Click this link for the full rundown Liekki. Composite and non-wood guitars are nothing new, going back Danelectro's masonite bodies of the 50s, to Dan Armstrong's plexi bodies of the 70s, and more recently Steinberger in the 80s and Parker in the 90s. Back in the 90s I also had around a dozen or so aluminum body Strats. For those unfamiliar with the brand, Flaxwoods are made in Finland and the Liekki is one of their high end models featuring a semi-hollow body design with a single F-hole and full tone chamber inside, with a Flaxwood resonating backplate. Available in various colors, pickup choices and bridges, this one features a classic goldtop finish with two Duncan P90s and a Schaller LP tremolo bridge. The Liekki (liekki=flame) was wildly heralded and received Premier Guitar magazine's Premier Gear Award as well as a 5 star review in their June 2009 issue. Flaxwood's philosophy, shown in this model, is: vintage elegance with modern design. Specs include Flaxwood composite material, F- hole, Flaxwood resonating backplate, 3D glued neck joint, 25.5" scale, 12" radius fingerboard, Kulta gold finish, 7.19 lbs, Gotoh SG360 HAPM locking tuners, Tune-X nut, Fitted Gator case (this one with hold-open strap loose), Schaller LP Tremolo and Seymour Duncan P90-1 vintage soapbars. Reviewers site this model's acoustic tone and it is worth noting, but plugged in it shines on all settings, great clean tones and through a higher gain settings it sings without any shrillness you might find in P90's and also fairly quiet. It has a very pleasing full-bodied midrange tone when cranked. For Premier Guitar's review from 2009 click here. In the review they discuss the guitar’s $3K price tag, and that was 12 years ago. Today it’s an exceptional deal on an exceptional guitar. Just $1499 (In repair shop) in excellent condition. Includes original case, trem arm, Flaxwood leather strap and tools. Note that most of these pics are of this very guitar but taken with a much better camera than I use…or maybe just a better photographer. Anyhow, I elected to use the better pics.

2003 Tacoma DM9 Dreadnought, (front  detail), (back), (headstock), (case).  The DM9 was probably the most basic of Tacoma's line and just your basic spruce and mahogany dreadnought, but the tone and playability are anything but basic. It's a wonderful sounding D-size, with remarkable bass response and not as mid-range heavy as many mahogany models, and the satin finish contributes to a very lively sound with good sustain. Unlike a vast majority of all older Tacoma models this one exhibits none of the finish lifting that plagues nearly all the Tacoma WA models. It features all solid woods with a solid Sitka spruce top; solid mahogany sides and back; one-piece mahogany neck; light satin finish throughout, rosewood fretboard and bridge; chrome tuners; wide 1.75" nut width; 25.5" scale; 4-color herringbone rosette; tortoise shell top binding; abalone dot fretboard markers.  This one hasn't been a case queen and has some honest playing wear, plus one repaired center seam crack (shown here), which my tech Martin professionally glued and cleated 7 years ago so it poses absolutely no future problems at all and has not affected the tone.  Also, the clear pickguard has been removed and a J-200 pickguard installed in its place (shown here). There is some pick wear this guard is covering up and some is visible around the lower edge. This is a nice playing, excellent sounding flattop and a very rare older Tacoma without finish separation. $599.  Includes TKL hardshell case and original paperwork.  Made in Tacoma, Wash., USA.

Bruko Baritone Ukulele – Made in Germany, (side), (back), (headstock), (case). (click here for link to Bruko) I don’t know much about uke’s but I have played a few dozen and this is probably the best sounding of the bunch. Uke’s have grown wildly in popularity over the past 10 years, largely due to the popularity of singer/songwriter music and the influx of cheap Asian brands. With only 4 strings they’re easy to learn. They’re small so they travel well. They require no amplification. If you’ve been thinking about trying out a uke but you want something better than the Chinese models that comprise nearly all of the new market, here you go. German made quality at the price of a Chinese baritone. Offered in excellent condition for $175 including chipboard case.

Rogue 2-Space Padded Rack. Features comfortable handles, shoulder strap, and zippered pouch. Good transport and storage solution for just $39.

Roland VS-840 Digital Studio Workstation w/25 Zip Disks and Manuals, (close-up), (back), (acc.). I thought this sold many years ago but I just found it. The VS-840 features 8 tracks with 64 virtual tracks, mixing, effects processing, and hard disk recording via 100Mb zip disks which allows this to act as an all-in-one unit. The 840 was the first generation VS-series but it sounds as good today as it did when this model was introduced in 1998. Designed with the musician in mind, the VS-840 features tape-style transport controls that area easy to use by old-schoolers used to analog tape recording, Record-Play-Forward-Rewind-Stop - plus dedicated track faders, straightforward Track Cue/Panning knobs, assignable Locate buttons and an enhanced high-resolution backlit LCD. Many users pick this unit since it requires little in the way of a learning curve associated with many other units, including an innovative EZ Routing feature which guides users step-by-step through all basic recording, mixing and effects processing functions. Those with little or no previous digital recording experience can be performing sophisticated track bouncing, rhythm loops, effects routing, mixing and more in no time. It produces CD-Quality stereo sound reproduction and professional mix-down features including added effects (reverb, delay, chorus, etc.), equalization, as well as COSM Guitar Preamp and Speaker Simulator. One of many cool features is the Tracking Cut section, where you can set your monitor mix, from any of the tracks, to your taste, e.g. you want a lot of rhythm guitar and just a tad of vocals and bass. This desk top unit is equally at home in the studio, but easily portable to do quick set up live remote sessions. For more info and downloads go to RolandUS. In 1998 it was touted for "breaking the $1400 price barrier", and was a very powerful unit for the money. Even more incredible, it works as good as new, appears to be barely used, and is just $165(HOLD-Ken L 9/22) including over $100 of 100Mb zip disks (25 disks) and an old "Stylite" suitcase that fits it nicely. Also includes original manual and quick start manual.

Crest Audio 2001 Studio Power Amp. Excellent old school reference amp that's excellent for studio mains or in a guitar rack where you don't want the amp coloring the sound of your preamp. It features, 120W/side at 4 ohms; 75W/side at 8 ohms, or 240W bridged-mono at 8 ohms. Features XLR and ¼” inputs and banana outputs, as well as a headphone jack. Crest is still producing pro gear and they’re now owned by Peavey. Although pricey back in the day Crest was highly regarded gear for quality and dependability. Get this one for $149. Manual downloadable here.

Electro-Harmonix Hum Debugger, (pic2). Another ingenious unit from the geniuses at EH. Not a suppressor, not a noise gate. Simply absolute silence. If you use single coils and a bit of gain, or you use a longer signal chain through several effects you need this. Click here for a 3 minute demo by EH. Sells new for $144. This one’s in nice shape in the box with paperwork and power supply for $79(HOLD-Bob C 7/6).

ESP Case – Dinky Body. Form fit for 7/8 body ESP’s such as the LTD MH-1000. Features multi-ply wood shell with heavy-duty black Tolex covering, heavy-duty hardware, easy-grip molded handle, soft padded interior and accessory compartment and a support for the entire length of your guitar’s neck. ESP silver logo on lid. If you can find these on the web they’re $199 new. Get this one in excellent condition for $99.

2006 Schecter C/SH-1 Semi-Hollowbody, (front), (back), (headstock), (side). Schecter has built some of imports in the guitar world. Made in Korea, with final set up in Burbank CA, the CSH1 is unique, beautiful, and very tonefull. Although it looks like a SuperStrat, if you look closely you'll see f-holes which are a give-away for its semi-hollowbody design. With its arched top it's around 2 1/2" deep which is around 3/4" deeper than an ES-335 but because of its small body and contouring it feels barely larger than a Strat. It's a stunning looker with beautifully figured maple top, figured maple headstock, binding on all edges, MOP split trapezoid inlays and gold hardware. Electronics feature a pair of Duncan HB-101 humbuckers with coil splitters on both of the tone pots, dual volume and tone controls and 3-way switch while hardware includes a Tonepros tuneomatic bridge, Grover tuners and strings through body. Other features include set-neck design, all mahogany body (with maple veneer top), mahogany center block, 22 jumbo frets on mahogany neck, Indian rosewood fretboard and 25.5" scale.  Other than very minor scratches and clearcoat impressions it's in excellent condition other than a small crack under the high-E tuner (see arrow here) which is just on the surface but it has been glued and lacquered over. Set up is low and comfortable. The tone has that nice airy quality you get out of a semi-hollow but in a cranked up amp is near impervious to feedback, better than a 335 in that regard. For looks, tone, and playability it's hard to beat for $499. Includes gigbag.

Daisy Rock Tom Boy, (front/back), (headstock), (thin, rounded heel). Never retailed, unplayed, immaculate. Don't let the name fool you. Daisy Rocks were originally aimed for the "girl" market but there's nothing particularly girlish about this guitar. The Tom Boy closely resembles a Tele Custom in style and function with a traditional Tele pickup and bridge plate plus a PAF style humbucker in the neck. This model has more sonic versatility though as both are humbuckers with single coil capability, each with a slider switches for choice of humbucker, single coil, or off. Pickups are very good quality Duncan Designed Alnico humbuckers. Other features include a thin and lightweight agathis body, maple neck and fretboard, 24-3/4" (Gibson scale) with a slightly narrow neck make it easier for smaller hands to get around on. Also features string-thru body construction, Grover tuners, plus dual volume controls and master tone. These pickups do a good job with a wide range of tones, from crunchy and heavy to clean and twangy. This guitar had a list price of $499 over 12 years ago. This one's new, old stock, and comes with a real set-up for just $279.

1992 Orville By Gibson Les Paul Standard, (front), (back), (headstock), (inlays), (cutaway), (thin neck). Players: don't snooze on this one. Named after Gibson founder Orville Gibson, these Japanese models are excellent guitars that provide an exceptional value for the money. These were made in 3 factories during their run and this one was built at Terada in July 1992 as evidenced by the G209291 inked serial number. "Orville by Gibson" models are generally more highly regarded and more desirable than the plain "Orville" models, primarily by virtue of their Gibson '57 Classic pickups and nitro finish. You can also see in the cutaway pic that this model has the thick maple slab, same as a Gibson, rather than a thinner layer or veneer. What this means is that the tone will have a real LP Standard tone rather than a LP Special tone which is all mahogany. These guitars are closer to a Gibson Historic than many Gibson guitars. In addition to the Classic '57s, thick maple top and nitro finish, they feature historic features like the long neck tenon, holly headstock veneer and USA hardware. You'll also note the headstock shape which is Gibson rather than the Epiphone headstock used in later years, with inlaid logo and screened Les Paul Model logo. It has the vibe of a 30-year old guitar with a nice patina to the finish. The only real detractor are the 6 tiny holes inexplicably drilled in the top. If they really bother you they can be plugged, stained and re-lacquered. For things that matter like playability and tone, I'll hold this up against any production Gibson from this era or later. It's really that good. The neck has a very thin profile, perhaps a tad thinner than a '60 thin taper. Considering the build quality, unique aspect, and tone/playability, I can’t think of any other guitar that can complete in this price range.  Priced at $1199(HOLD-Jeff M 12/21) with your choice of Epiphone hardshell case or Gibson gigbag.

Needs repair: 1984 Kramer Pacer Neck – Complete, (pic2). A few people inquired on this and I thought that it was sold. Turns out my tech was working on it as the truss screw has been broken and he’s trying different ways to get a new screw on there. Good news is that it isn’t in a dip or backbow so it should set up well. For now it can only be sold “as is” but I’ll let you know if we’re able to fix it. Description; Fairly rare but documented at Vintage Kramer, 1 ¾” nut, satin finish, with a plain (no model) logo. Includes original German-made Schaller M6 tuners with nickel finish, original Floyd nut, and wrench holder/wrenches. Overall very nice vintage condition. Frets had a light dressed and have a fresh crown. These early Kramers are hard to find parts for. Available as is for $150 including original tuners and Floyd nut. If we’re able to get a new truss nut on it, $339/complete.

Fender HM Strat Neck, (headstock). Hard to find part for late 80s HM Strat. Serial number is E819663 so many would call it an ’88. Rosewood board, truss adjust at the headstock, pink “swoosh” under the logo, attachment hole pattern is for the original contoured neckplate – never been drilled for the standard square neckplate. Also tuner screw pattern is for original Gotoh’s – never had other tuners installed. We’ve buffed out the headstock so it shines nicely, although there are a few rubs around the edge which can easily be touched up with black nail polish if desired. Frets are in very good shape and it needs nothing to play great as soon as you attach it. Maple is slightly discolored around the edge from hand oils but it’s strictly cosmetic. Neck feels great. $299 for this solid HM neck.

Hotone Jogg Guitar Interface. Dedicated guitar interface for connecting to your laptop or mobile device at a size of just a mini pedal. Its advanced DSP delivers great sound quality and dynamic response. Features include 24-bit A/D/A conversion and 44.1kHz/48kHz sample rate; universal audio interface compatible with PC, Mac, iOS, and Android; plug'n' play - No driver needed; Gain knob provides up to 12dB gain; 1/4" Hi-Z instrument input; 1/4" unbalanced stereo outputs; aux in and headphone output for expanded performance and monitoring; XLR output takes the pure sound direct to the mixer. Runs on 9V DC adapter or USB charges as well. Sells everywhere $99 to $119. This one's mint for $63. Includes original shorty USB cable shown.

2018 Fender Player Stratocaster with Upgraded Pickups and Warmoth ’62 Wide/Thin Neck, (front), (electronics), (back), (headstock  neck), (neck  headstock). If you love Strats but not a fan of the 1 5/8” nut, this one gives you a little more room at 1 11/16”. It’s also fairly shallow (.810/.850 at 1st/12th fret) and feels flat on back rather than the rounded C you’ll see on most Strats. It also features a Warmoth radius so it plays equally well for chording or lead work. Pickups are upgraded to Custom Shop Texas Specials in the neck and bridge, with Tim Shaw V-Mod in the middle, wired RWRP. Other features include Gotoh vintage tuners, low-friction graphite nut, Clay dot inlays, 50’s round string tree, 6150 (medium jumbo) frets, stamped steel saddles and heavy trem block for better sustain. The neck has a bit of figuring in it and it’s outfitted with a proper ’62 logo with 3 patent numbers. First class work here. Plays exceptionally well and sounds excellent, both acoustically and electrically. This is an excellent guitar for the price and is easily pro quality all the way. $599(SOLD-Kevin K 7/12).

Traveler EG-1Travel Guitar - Satin Red, (front  front2), (side), (back), (gigbag). Small enough to fit in the overhead, but the Traveler EG-1 is also a very good guitar that will inspire you to play, unlike some other travel guitars that are more like toy guitars. First off it features a full 25.5" scale, just like a Strat with a corresponding Fender-y nut width of 1 5/8". It also uses real woods with an African mahogany neck and body, finished in satin red. Electronics consist of a full-size humbucker wired to a 3-way "Pocket Rock-It" Preamp/Headphone Amp, where you can choose "Off", "Clean" or "Distortion". The distortion actually sounds very good, better than some distortion stomp boxes. Other features include 22 jumbo frets on an Ebonized rosewood fretboard, 10.5" body width, overall length of just 29.25", chrome tuners with 14:1 ratio. There is also an 1/8" mini jack to plug in your headset for private listening and a regular 1/4" output to go to your guitar amp. A 9V battery powers the pre/headphone amp which you can access easily via a door on the back. Whether you’re traveling or just want a small guitar that won't take up much room this one is nice and at $275 quite affordable. Includes deluxe gigbag pictured.

2007 Epiphone Les Paul Custom with Gibson Case, (front), (back), (headstock), (case). Epi's version of the LP Custom, truly the Cadillac of the Les Paul line, beautifully adorned with multi-ply body binding, neck binding, inlaid logo and split diamond headstock inlay, multi-ply bound headstock, and gold hardware. In addition, from my observations, the neck angle seems to be better on Customs which allows for a very low set up at the nut, all the way up the neck. This one's finished in Alpine White, always a popular finish in a Custom. Pickguard was removed for aesthetic reasons but otherwise, it's all original and in excellent condition, other than two finish cracks (shown here). Finish cracks in this area, or below the fingerboard, are extremely common on white Customs, both Epi and Gibson. Prior to shipping we will lacquer over the area at no charge to prevent any flaking and color match the area, if desired. This guitar plays great, with a quality tone, and a with new ones selling for $679 (without case), get a nice savings on this great playing used one. Just $499 and that includes a Gibson hardshell case.

1980s Seymour Duncan Jazz (neck) w/Cover. Real deal mid-80s with “JNL” stamped on white paper label. If you’re restoring an ‘80s Kramer or other USA guitar here’s a pickup you may need. Raw nickel cover installed but we can remove if desired. $75.

Seymour Duncan Alnico Pro II APH-1N. Customized with gold pole pieces and raw nickel cover for that PRS look. An excellent neck pickup but often used in the bridge due to its moderate 7K’s output. $69.

Humbucker Pair from BC Rich. These were taken out of a “USA” Warlock from Ed Roman (RIP). They’re obviously import pickups but they sounded good and are a good candidate for a cheap upgrade. $39 takes the pair.

EMG SA Pair – White. From 1991 so they’re yellowed but lettering is intact and they work just fine. I probably have a third white one for either/or an SSS set of HSS. Get this pair for $70.

Atlas Soundolier Mic Stand w/mini boom. Non-telescoping boom with round-base stand. $22.

Drum Set Chime Bar and Stand. Appears to be homemade, 23 chime bar mounted on a heavy Pearl boom stand, with one or two screws missing. Chimes look unevenly spaced but they hang parallel after it’s been in place for a few hours. Here’s a little demo (link). Selling the chimes for $35 plus $20 for the stand if desired.

2004 Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS w/upgraded pickups, (front), (electronics), (back), (headstock). Great playing Strat in the HSS configuration for the best of both worlds. Position 5 is a straight humbuckers but 1-4 are your basic Strat with 4 being one coil from the humbucker combined with the middle pickup. We upgraded the pickups from an early ‘00s American Standard with a Fender Atomic humbucker and AmStd Alnico’s in the middle and neck, wired to USA pots and switch, mounted on a mint green pickguard. Other than Dunlop locking strap pins all other features are stock. At some point somebody sanded the face of the guitar to give it a dull look. Assuming most people wouldn’t love this we buffed it out and removed most of the fine scratches. Upon close inspection you can still see scratches but it’s much better and looks fine from a few feet away. The frets exhibit no wear and we set it up very well with low action and no buzz. These pickups transformed this guitar from a forgettable tone to something that sounds very good and you can actually gig with. When you compare it to one of the recent Mex’s like the Classic Player or Vintera, it’s an excellent value at ½ the price. $399(HOLD-Chris R 1/22) includes gigbag.

OFF-HOLD: PVX Double-Cutaway PRS Style, (front), (back), (headstock), (jack), (pickups/bridge), (“binding”), (case). Pro quality guitar for 1/3 the cost of a PRS! PVX has a good idea: build a quality USA body and neck kit that the user can complete with their choice of electronics, hardware, and finish. Sure they have some options: this one has abalone side dots, abalone dot inlays, silver fret wire installed, and figured maple top, but still the base price is under $700 shipped. After that you just need to route/drill for bridge and add pickups, pots, switch, knobs, bridge, tuners, strap pins, and nut, and then stain and clearcoat in your choice of colors. It may not be a job for a first time builder but isn’t all that complicated. This one came to us with a professional finish job with a purple stain and multiple coats of clear. They took it a step further than most with the purple stain extending around the edge of the top, and then the unstained binding. It is all, however, part of a full-depth maple cap. This one isn’t mint and you can see misc. clear coat dents and scratches, as well as evidence of other tuners before the current Grovers. Frets are clean though so it hasn’t actually seen much playing time. We personally upgraded the pickups to a PRS McCarty Bass and Treble, and the guitar sounds fantastic. Playability is likewise excellent and I can’t say a bad thing about this guitar. If you want to complete one yourself you’re looking at close to $1000 above the price of the guitar for parts and finish work – or you can get this one, set up perfectly, for just $850. Includes TKL LP style case.

2018 PRS Custom 24 Obsidian Smokeburst – 10, Birds, Ebony, (front/tag), (back), (headstock), (case/etc.). The flagship guitar for PRS since 1985 and still one of the best selling in their catalog. Noted for its beautifully carved maple top ranging from subtle flame to breathtaking examples like this Obsidian (green) accentuated by sexy curves and carves. The maple top is paired a mahogany back for that magic blend of tone woods which dates back to the early 50s Gibsons. Available in different neck carves to suit the player’s desires, this one comes with the Pattern Thin, similar to the old “Wide Thin”. These recent Customs come equipped with PRS highly acclaimed 85/15 bridge and neck pickups along with five-way (blade) switching for a perfect choice of  single coil and humbucker tones. This one also features beautiful birds in flight, inlayed into a sleek ebony fretboard. As you’d expect from a high-end Core model, the playability is as good as it gets, with a very lively body and superb tone. This very guitar appeared used on Reverb for $3700. Get it here, now, for nearly $1000 cheaper. $2750 includes original case, trem bar, and all paperwork.

MXR M109S Six Band Guitar EQ. Now features LED indicators so you can see it on a dark stage! The M109S lets you fine tune guitars or basses to compensate for room acoustics, round out the tone of acoustic guitars (especially piezo's), create a signature tone like a scooped mid or mid boost or as a boost control for leads. It delivers low noise and keeps your original signal relatively unaffected. Up to 18dB cut or boost covers a wide range. Sells new for $89. I don't think this one has ever been used and is yours for $62. Includes original box and paperwork.

1998 Jackson Dinky JS10, (front), (back), (headstock).  Folks like Dinky’s for their small bodies which are easy to get around on and they’re especially good for students or people of small stature. This JS10, from the Performer Series, is your most basic from the Dinky family featuring dual humbuckers, 3-way switch, vol-tone controls and a vintage 2-point tremolo. While it may not be the ultimate shred machine with its non-locking trem it’s well enough designed and stays in tune as well as most Fenders. Other features include alder body, maple neck with rosewood board, 22 jumbo frets, 25.5” scale, chrome hardware, and SG23 Fulcrum tremolo. I’m fairly certain manufacture was in Korea during the late 90’s. Overall it’s in nice shape other than a cosmetic touchup on the tip of the headstock (shown here). It doesn’t affect the integrity of the guitar in the least. If you’re just starting out, or want a dual humbucker guitar to add to your arsenal, get this one for just $149.

Keeley Verb o Trem - Reverb and Tremolo Effect. Built in conjunction with Nashville studio great Eddie Heinzelman, the Verb o Trem provides studio-quality Tremolo, Reverb, or both. It offers both spring and plate reverbs, with mini dip switches selectable by removing the back plate. It offers R+T (reverb and trem) which produces the fat tone tube-bias tremolo as found on old tube amps. The Mack settle is a vibrato that produces subtle pitch shifting to create the volume modulation, while HAR (Harmonically Amplified Resonator) produces a trippy tone via dual filters. Click here for a YouTube demo. Sells new for $149 but this one's new or mint in the box for $105.

Keeley Vibe-o-Verb - Three Classic Reverbs in a Box. Select from Harmonic Reverb such as a vintage Brownface Amp or Keeley's DynaTrem with Harmonic Tremolo mixed in the reverb; Vibrato Reverb which is a pitch-bending effect that goes from a subtle chorus to very spacious; and Phaser Modulated Reverb which is milder but provides some space around your notes with a notch filter. Click here for a YouTube demo. Sells new for $149 but this one's new or mint in the box for $105.

1987 Seagull 12 Acoustic 12-string, (front  label), (back), (headstock). I’ve had a few of the Seagull S6 models and this Seagull 12 is the cousin to them. Built in 1987 when production numbers were much lower (they made 4,135 guitars in '87) than recent years. The Canadian-made Seagull offers the best value in North American made guitars in my opinion. Most, like this one, feature well seasoned quality woods and solid tops. This is a dreadnought size 12 with a solid Cedar top, and wild cherry sides and back - plus excellent quality nickel-plated Grover tuners. You can see in the pics that back is nicely figured, bookmatched with both sides from the same piece of wood. It has a comfy warm tone, but with more clarity than mahogany. Cosmetically there are some minor scrapes on the top but no cracks or repairs and is a completely solid guitar, ready for another 35 years of use. Set up is comfortable with no issues. If  you’re looking for a 12-string that’s well made and sounds good, why not consider this vintage Seagull, especially for just $299. Includes well-padded gigbag.

2019 Gretsch G6228-PE Player's Edition Duo Jet - Candy Apple Red, (front), (back), (headstock/neck), (case  case stuff). Is there a cooler single-cut than the Duo Jet? To me that always conjure up memories of 1963 Liverpool, and the Cavern Club, where George Harrison and the boys were making a name for themselves. A few things are different with this Player's Edition with design elements that will delight many of today's players. It features a 1.85" thick chambered mahogany body to produce strong balanced mids, with a smooth attack and extended bandwidth thanks to the chambering. For looks it's hard to beat the impeccable Candy Apple Red finish with gold accents, the new V Stoptail and big block inlays. Tonally it's equipped with new Gretsch Broad'Tron BT65 pickups which were designed by the famed Tim Shaw. They're noted for powerful mids, extended lows and an exceptionally clear, yet smooth high-end. They may not sound like your vintage Gretsch but for most people you’ll like the tone even more than the old Filter ‘Trons. It also has a no-load master tone pot with Squeezebox paper-in-oil capacitor, master volume with treble bleed circuit and individual pickup volume controls. Other features include mahogany neck with Standard U profile; 24.6" scale length; 12"-radius rosewood fretboard with 22 medium jumbo frets; 1.6875" Graph Tech TUSQ XL nut; Nickel hardware; Gotoh locking tuning machines; Gold Plexi pickguard with black Gretsch logo and Arrow-style control knobs. Other than possibly some slight discoloration to the nickel plated knobs it's in beautiful condition with no player’s wear having seen very little playing time. It's set up as easy to play as any guitar we have in stock. A new one will set you back $2299 but get this stunning used one for much less. $1599 includes Gretsch case in similarly clean condition, with the certificate and all the other case stuff.

Dr Z Route 66 Head, (top), (back), (tube layout). An original Dr. Z designed, based on the KT-66 tube originally built by Genelex which generates the "Milkshake Thick" tones as heard on John Mayall's "Bluesbreaker" album featuring Eric Clapton. Not that the Route 66 is not a duplicate of the Marshall JTM-45, but completely original spin with new tonal end results. It has an EF-86 front-end, which is a 9 pin pentode, offering incredible gain and input dynamics. It is normally used in high-end stereos, by virtue of its accurate transfer of input signal, balance, and headroom. It features a deceptively simple tone stack, consisting of Volume, Bass, and Treble, which feeds a non-negative feedback Phase Inverter, for true harmonic content and full output tube dynamics - with a GZ-34 Tube Rectifier to complete the round enveloped tone. The total result of Z's engineering is a piano-like clarity with endless sustain, even at low volumes. At a club-size 32 watts, you can really open it up and it sings when driven hard, in a focused, thick distortion, with a remarkably tight bass response. It has outputs for 4, 8, or 16 ohms. Power tubes have been upgraded to Tung Sol and it sounds perfectly perfect and has never been gigged outside the home. For sound clips and reviews you can check out Dr Z's site. This amp cost $1799 new. Get this nice used one for $1099(HOLD-Carl B 6/18). 

2010 Fender '58 Stratocaster Relic LTD, (front  relic "wear"), (headstock  fretboard), (pickups), (back), (case  cert.). Rare guitar - only 30 made world-wide of this 1958 Candy Apple Red Relic. There are a number of things that make this guitar unique, chief among them the hand-signed Abigail Ybarra pickups, making this run some of the last pickups she wound before retiring from Fender. Other unique features are 5-way modern Strat wiring including the middle pot which is wired to roll off the middle AND bridge pickup for more creamy solos. Additionally it features a 9.5" radius fretboard with Dunlop 6105 frets, both non-vintage features but specs that players love. The neck is a 1-piece 10/56 Big V but it’s not as huge as the 10/56 “Boat” necks I’ve had. Lastly it features a resonant very light Premium Ash Body which brings the entire weight of this guitar to a scant 7 lbs 3 oz. The relic wear on this baby is as authentic as I’ve seen. Lots of realistic finish wear around the edges, loads of dings, and very authentic finish checking. The wear to the anodized pickguitard is likewise realistic and done very well. Here's a (demo link) by ProGuitarShop of this very guitar. Additionally, here's the Reverb listing (link) with many more pics and, again, of this very guitar. With only 30 of these produced they’re few and far between on the used market. I’ve seen these at $3300- $4K but here’s the deal. This one’s $2999(HOLD-Elmer H 2/18). Includes original tweed case, cert. and all the stuff. This is a killer Strat in all regards. You will definitely love it.

OFF-HOLD: 2013 AJ Yenser Chambered Lacewood Tele, (front  Lacewood cap), (back), (headstock), (pickups), (wood accents). 6 lbs, 14.8 oz. A somewhat elegant Telecaster style made by Aj Yenser of "Dickhead Designs" Anaheim, Calif. Here are a few of his builds on the Warmoth site (link). A few really nice touches on this one starting with the lovely South American lacewood top, which is a thick slab and not a veneer, chambered Khayan mahogany body, ebony fretboard with abalone dot inlays, wooden pickup bobbins and rings, ebony volume and tone knobs, Gotoh locking tuners and 4-way Super Switch. Other features include 25.5" Fender scale, 1 11/16" nut width, 21 medium frets, brass nut, gold hardware and solid brass strings-thru-body bridge with brass saddles. I'm not sure what the pickups are but they sound good in this chambered body; rich sounding and not too dark. What it really excels at is harmonics. Perhaps the most harmonically rich guitar I have in stock. It doesn't sound like a Tele but for many of you that's not a bad thing. It also has good projection and a nice acoustic tone. This is a well built guitar which originally sold on Reverb for $1095 (link). Get it now, in nice shape, for just $699(HOLD-Gary N 7/20). Includes choice of a nice gigbag or not-nice case.

Harley Benton Vintage Overdrive Pedal. A vintage OD with true bypass for under $75?? Here you go. I don’t know but it doesn’t sound that much different from a new TS808 that costs $180. Check out this comparison video (link). Offered in brand new condition with box and manual for $28.

Black Paisley Strat Pickguard w/Texas Specials, (detail), (back). Really cool All-Parts pickguard with black paisley/foil finish on beveled plastic ($38.89) with a trio of Custom Shop Texas Special pickups ($229), USA 5-way switch and imported pots. Parts alone will run you over $275 but get this assembled guard ready to drop into your Strat for $175.

MXL 840 Condenser Mic Pair w/Shockmounts and stand adapter, (shockmounts). If you're putting together a studio and don't have unlimited resources, MXL mics perform well, at a fraction of industry standard mics. These condenser mics are well suited for stereo recording drum sets, acoustic guitars, pianos, strings or anything else that benefits from a stereo field in the mix. Characteristics include a fast transient response with a high SPL of 137 dB which is important on loud sources such as close drum mic'ing. The feature a cardioid pattern. Includes a dual-mic stand adapter (but not mic stand) and a set of shockmounts. Sold for $149 at most retailers. Get this clean used set for $65(HOLD-Harry H CA 4/28), including the stereo stand adapter and shockmounts. If you need a boom stand I can include that for $15.

OFF-HOLD: 1996 Fender American Standard Stratocaster Ltd Ed – with Fender/G&G Black Tolex Case, (front), (back), (headstock), (case). Rare Burgundy Mist with matching headstock! Wow, it’s hard to believe but ’96 models are now officially vintage. Seems like just a few years ago that a guitar had to be 70’s or earlier to be vintage. Wow, time flies. Straining my brain here, I remember Fender’s limited runs of custom colored Strats back in ’95-’96. Every few months they would ship to dealers two new custom colors, each with matching headstock and silver logo. All other specs were the same as a regular American Standard. I believe the colors used were Olympic White, Candy Apple Red, Ocean Turquoise, Sea Foam Green, Lake Placid Blue, and this Burgundy Mist which I’ve read is probably one of the more rare colors. The only noteworthy flaw on this guitar is an area on the back edge (not visible from front) where it appears to have taken a bump with the main issue being a finish chip on the (shown here). We can try to color match it with some touch up paint if desired, or just clear lacquer the area. Other than that, no scratches noted anywhere and ie appears that it’s seen little playing time. Set up is low and buzz-free and it sounds lively, both acoustically and plugged in. If you need specs let me know but I’ve written them so many times I’m just guessing that everybody else knows them by now. If you’re a Strat collector, especially of custom colors, here’s a nice one. I’ve got it paired with a Fender/G&G black Tolex case in beautiful condition. Get it with this nice case for $1129. Includes case key and trem arm.

2010 Guild D55 Dreadnought with D-Tar, (appointments), (front), (back), (headstock), (D-Tar), (case). Since 1968 when it was a top-of-the-line special order from Guild, the D55 has been at the pinnacle of Guild production with its premium appointments and legendary tone. It is a truly striking guitar, with the finest appointments Guild has to offer such as nitrocellulose lacquer finish, pearl and abalone V-block fretboard inlays, abalone rosette, Peak&Shield inlay over ebony headstock overlay, bound ebony fretboard with multi-line “railroad track” purfling on the bass and treble sides and gold hardware. Woods are first rate as well with AAA solid Sitka spruce top, solid Indian rosewood sides and back, mahogany neck with walnut center strip from tip of headstock to the butt, multi-ply binding front and back, ebony bridge and bone nut and saddle. Internally it features scalloped Adirondack bracing, an improved dovetail neck-joint, hand fitted for lightest, loudest, and best-sounding D55 ever made. Like most dreadnoughts it's excellent at being a jack of all trades, handing anything from bluegrass to blues, heavy strumming and fingerstyle. It is clear and balanced with a well-defined bass response from the rosewood and sparkling, harmonic-rich highs from the AAA Sitka spruce. There's a wonderful character to the tone that you won't mistake for other rosewood/spruce guitars with lots of sustain and projection when you push it and it sounds just as nice when you play softly. Likewise, the D-Tar system, developed by Seymour Duncan and Rick Tuner, delivers that incredible tone on stage. It utilizes an under-saddle pickup that's mixed with an omni-directional electret condenser mic housed in special polymer shock mount. Separate volume controls for Master volume and Mic volume are mounted in the sound hole. Overall it's in nice shape cosmetically, although it did have a top crack repair and bridge off/on (shown here and here). The crack was perfectly repaired using current methods that don’t require cleats. Martin says it’s a super pro job and it will never pose a problem. Also, the bridge was off and on one time so you can see an outline in the lacquer. It also had a new bone nut installed and a second strap pin installed (pic). Playability is superb, one of the nicest playing Guilds I’ve had with low action throughout the register. By the way, this is first-year New Hartford CT guitar, highly regarded in Guild history and some say the finest guitars they’ve made in the modern era. The current Santa Monica CA Guild, without electronics (D-Tar was a $200 option in 2010) sells for $3599. If you don’t mind a guitar that had two minor repairs you’ll get an excellent value on this one. $1950(HOLD-Will C 11/22) includes Guild case and manual. Case has some tiny white flakes on it (shown here) but is structurally sound.

SKB 4-space Rack, (handle). Specs include: rackable mount depth 18-1/2 in; front rail to rear rail 15-3/4 in; lid depth 2-1/2 in. Easy to transport with handles on both sides. Sold 15 years ago for $124. Get it here for $65(SOLD).

Behringer FCB-1010 Midi Foot Controller with V2.5.1E EurekaPROM 2, (PROM and new cable). The FCB1010 is a powerful performance tool that gives you incredible flexibility in a tough package that's made for road use. It includes dual expression pedals with freely assignable MIDI channel, controller number and range; ten banks of presets (with ten fully user-editable presets each); simultaneous transmission of 5 MIDI program change commands and two MIDI controllers per preset; and more. Other features include MIDI note commands for trigger and tap-tempo applications, 2 programmable and relay-controlled switch jacks (e.g. to select channels on any guitar amp), can be programmed while standing, Global setup allows for individual customization, backup function via MIDI SysEx, MIDI merge function, and built-in power supply ensures trouble-free operation. This for $159 for the unit alone but get this clean used one WITH the $39 V2.5.1E EurekaPROM 2 and new $10 cable, all for $119(SOLD-Ken H 9/28). (With the included PROM, there's no need to figure out how to program the Behringer FCB1010; it becomes very user friendly).

Ibanez TS-808 Overdrive Pro, (pic2). Reissue of what many consider to be the finest overdrive ever made and certainly the most cloned OD of all time. Famous for yielding a smooth overdrive, much like the tone of overdriven tube amp. Tone, overdrive, and level controls, allow you to tweak your tone. Includes adapter to fit Boss type barrel 9V adapters and power supplies. Other than Velcro on the bottom it's in new condition. Don’t pay $179 when you can get this clean one for $119.

Teese RMC5 Real McCoy Wizard Wah. Geoffrey Teese's wah pedals are perhaps the most highly regarded on the market, use by countless pro's on stage and in the studio. The Wizard is a chameleon, part RMC1 and part Picture Wah, the Wizard Wah sounds like nothing else, with extended sweep range, rich, tight lows, smooth mids, a natural sounding top end, and a slight overall boost. It is slightly darker than a "normal" wah. The top end gets only a little brighter than the actual guitar sound and it has a very smooth overall sound - the low has close to the same signal strength as the mid and the top. Unlike the RMC1, the Wizard is designed to work with most any pickup configuration and any amp gain structure. Like all RMC's, it is developed and built by Geoffrey Teese and includes true-bypass and AC adapter jack.  Beautiful condition other than a small tear on the bottom label. With a new one costing $235, this one's a nice buy for $150.

Boss RC-1 Loop Station, (pic2). Boss's simplest and most user-friendly Loop Station. Brand new in the box. The RC-1 is a straightforward looper that is easy to operate and with 12 minutes of stereo recording, it's powerful enough for most casual looper fans. Does all the usual stuff, and easily: record, playback, overdub - and undo or redo loops. There are plenty of performance uses for these but I just use one as a second guitarist to practice with. Lay down a chord pattern…work on my leads. On the top panel, there is an innovative loop indicator consisting of a 24-segment LED in a circular pattern. These LED's allow you to easily determine the current status of the Rec/Overdub/Play modes, plus where you are in the loop (loop covers one full revolution). Stereo in/out jacks can be used with stereo effects and amplifiers and there's a jack for external AC power and footswitch in. Here’s a demo link. This unit has never even been plugged in, thus, flawless. Lots of fun for $69(HOLD-Greg C 4/15). Includes box, manual and catalog.

Guyatone Wah Rocker WR2. Don't let size fool you. These 80's diminutive Guyatone pedals are less than 1/2 the size of a Boss but they contain as much cool tone as any stomp box around. Built in Japan by Guyatone, the WR2 is an excellent sounding envelope filter with more quack per square inch than anything ever made. Velocity sensitive/pick activated to keep the vowel sounds in sync with your playing. Average Reverb price (link) on the last 10 sold is $124. Get this one in nice shape for $85.

JBL E120 12” 8 ohm. Just found this although it’s been here for 6 years. It works but when you press in the cone it has the friction feel that tells me it probably wants to be reconed. The good news is instead of being $300 it’s just $75(HOLD-Chris M 4/13).

2015 G&L Tribute Legacy - Lefty, (front  bridge), (back), (headstock), (electronics). Immaculate condition - killer playing lefty. The Legacy is G&L's version of the Strat and features a gloss-finished ash body and 22-fret (big jumbo's) slab rosewood neck in a C profile. Unlike Fender, the neck has no overhang for the 22 fret so it’s full thickness to the end of the neck pocket and it has a longer neck pocket than a Fender. Truss rod adjustment is at the headstock. This model features USA CLF-100 Alnico 5 single coil pickups with G&L branded white covers, black Forbon vulcanized fibre bobbins, no wax potting and cloth ‘push back’ pickup wire with the middle pickup being RWRP for noiseless operation in positions 2 and 4. The rest of the electronics borrows from the USA model with Volume, Bass, and Treble controls, using Mighty Mite pots (250K for all pots). Bridge is G&L's DFL (Dual Fulcrum) with chrome-plated hardened steel with sufficient up-pull to make it more versatile than a Fender vintage style trem. This guitar has a wonderful set up with low action, nicely finished fret ends and no buzzy strings. Cosmetically it's in beautiful shape with zero flaws noted. If you're looking for a quality Lefty Strat don't pay $549 for a new Tribute Legacy. Get this beautiful one with a perfect set up for just $375.

Vox StompLab IG Modeling Effects Pedal. Identical to the IIG above except no expression pedal with this model. All other features and layout are the same. Offered in mint condition for $45.

Lace Holy Grail Stratocaster Pickup Set, (back). Advertised as "the tone of a '54 Strat without the noise or the price tag", the Holy Grail is Lace's best Stratocaster pickup. It has a quality vintage tone in a remarkable hum-canceling design. While most stacked pickups fall short in both high end and low end output, Lace's patented "sidewinder" design with Alnico 5 magnets retain a depth and sparkle you want in a vintage tone. They sound good both clean and distorted and are a medium to high output at around 11K. These sell new everywhere for $399 but this nice used set can be yours for $199.

Fender Japan 50’s  Stratocaster Neck, (headstock). Near flawless! From a 2018 Made in Japan FSR Strat. Features vintage frets and vintage radius. Includes string ferrules and if you remind me I’ll include a string tree. Screw pattern is for vintage Kluson-style tuners. Appears to have seen very limited playing time as there’s no fret wear not a scratch other than a small impression on the 5th fret (shown here). Would be barely noticeable when playing but we can fill upon request. If you need a new neck for your ‘50s Strat or project guitar here’s a really nice one for $229.

EMG Tele Bridge Pickup or Set. Super clean FT (Alnico) bridge pickup. I also have a new in the box FT neck pickup if needed. For details check out EMG’s site here. This sells new for $89. This one’s near mint for $59 with full length leads. If you need a set I can add a new FT neck pickup for $118 for the pair.

Rio Grande Muy Grande Tele Bridge Pickup, (close-up). Excellent replacement pickup for you Tele players who want a bit more oomph out of your Tele. More output, breaks up your amp better, with a fatter tone than an average Tele. These are $120 from Rio but this mint new but this super clean used one is $75.

2014 Fender *Lefty” Standard Telecaster, (front), (headstock), (back). Immaculate condition. Hey players, tell you lefty friends! Virtually flawless Mex Standard that looks, sounds, and plays fantastic. I’ve said for years that these Mex models are a much better value than American Standard when you’re talking quality vs. price. It’s the same 3pc alder body, same USA pots and switch, same Fender/Ping tuners, Alnico pickups and same bridge although recently Fender switched to chromed brass bridge and saddles. Also the Standard model features a vintage 21-fret neck instead of 22 but shares the medium-jumbo frets and modern 9.5” fretboard radius. Clean lefty’s like this are really getting hard to find especially since the major manufactures are up to a year behind in production right now. If you don’t want to wait I can guarantee you won’t find a nicer one. It’s also a popular color in 3-tone sunburst with a maple board which gives it a vintage appearance. Nicely priced at $550 *including* a quality gigbag.

Keeley Modded Ibanez AD9 Analog Delay, (pic2). In addition to building great pedals under his own name, Robert Keeley has another business modifying pedals built by other manufacturers. The classic AD9 delay is one example. Namely, an improved bass response, higher fidelity, upgrades to metal film caps and a new Burr Brown IC.  Keeley also adds an additional on/off switch on top to make it a true by-pass. The stock footswitch no longer engages the pedal; indeed it puts the pedal instantly into infinite repeats. You can do some pretty cool effects with infinite repeats! Ibanez discontinued the AD9 but if you want the Maxon AD9 you’re looking at $285. A number of these have sold on Reverb for $235-$306. This one's basically flawless and $199(HOLD-Sean R 4/13). Includes original box.

Great choice for your vintage Strat project. 22-fret, fairly shallow (.810/.850 at 1st/12th fret) that feels flat on back rather than the rounded C you’ll see on a Fender. Additionally, it’s wider than a Fender at 1 11/16” at the nut. The Pau Ferro fretboard is attractively figured, resembling Brazilian in its color contrast. It is finished in nitrocellulose and has a Warmoth compound radius, 6150 wide/slightly tall frets, lightly figured maple with highly figured Pau Ferro fretboard, clay dots, single string tree and a graphite nut. Includes vintage tuners, 50's style string tree and pro-installed 1962 logo with 3 patent numbers. Lightly used and a high quality complete neck for $239.

Source Audio Ventris Dual Reverb, (pic2). One of the best digital reverbs on the market, the Ventris features 12 onboard reverb engines as well as an expansive collection of reverb effects available via the Neuro Mobile App or Neuro Desktop Editor. This baby features two completely independent 56-bit reverb processors, housing a matched pair of powerful reverb pedals in a single box. The powerful dual processing architecture yields some serious advantages including massive processing muscle, adjustable preset spillover time and the ability to create dual reverb effects. Dual reverb effects allow you to combine two reverb engines expanding ambient possibilities - you can run dual reverb effects in a parallel or cascading signal path, or split your reverbs and send a different effect to each of the pedal's two Outputs. With its incredible Processing Power, dual processing eliminates bloated all-in-one reverb programs so instead of having to allocate 5% of the processing power to something vital and complex like the True Spring reverb, it can dedicate 100% of the processor for unmatched realism and sonic exploration. With its true spillover changing from one preset to the next in live situations, there is no abrupt cutting off the trail of the previous effect. There's too much to list here but check out this demo for some more description and good demos. The Ventris sells new for $399. This one's mint in the box for $275(HOLD-Kevin H 4/6).

TC Electronic Flashback Mini Delay. Another in the new line of Tone Print enabled effects, the Flashback Mini also allows you to easily transfer your favorite delay settings via USB, again, with custom patches by some big name artists. With a delay time up to 7 seconds, this is fairly powerful for a base model delay. It is a mono delay with Feedback, Delay, and FX Level controls to let your sculpt your delay sound just right. It also features true bypass and is around 1/3 the size of your average stomp box, preserving space on your pedal board. Sells new for $99 but this nice used one’s just $65(Hold – Brian W 4/7).

Celestion G12H-30 16 Ohm Speakers, (back). Note: Jensen is unavailable. The Celestion G12H-30 is a 16 ohm, rated at 30 watts. It is loud and proud thanks to its heavy magnet structure, and provides a fusion of the Vintage 30 and the Greenback speakers, producing a thick, warm and syrupy sound while still retaining a tight and focused bottom end. The Celestion runs $159 and is yours here for $95. If you want a pair I have a mint 16 Ohm 25W Celestion Greenback also in stock.

Wampler Sovereign Distortion. Mint condition. Brian Wampler is one of this generation's true gurus of distortion and the Sovereign is just another example of his genius. It's 4 knobs and 2 switches are capable of creating many, many great tones, ranging from vintage crunch to modern hi-gain distortion and much more. The layout is simple. In addition to the usual Gain, Volume and Tone, it features a knob called Mid Behavior. The Mid takes the pedal from sweet and fluid to something much more aggressive and, remarkable, this control doesn't affect clarity and dynamic response. The first switch is called Bright/Even, changes the color of distortion significantly and works well in combining the pedal with your amp’s overdrive. The other switch is your typical Boost switch which can add even more gain. The pedal features true bypass switching and can run on 9V battery or just about any pedalboard power supply. The Sovereign sells new for $199. Although I don't have the box, it's otherwise in mint condition and just $129.

BBE OptiComp Compressor OC-5. High quality but affordable studio grade all-analog optical compressor for guitar or bass. The OptiComp features the same circuit used in the BBE BMAX and BMAX-T bass preamps. For this reason I consider it a bass comp first, although BBE marketed it as much for guitar as bass. It features a solid mil-spec circuit board with big, fat signal traces, 1 % metal-film resistors and high-voltage poly caps, all backed up by a robust true-hardwire bypass. Other features include: Output and Threshold controls, 1MEG Ohms input impedance for proper pickup loading, 1K Ohms output impedance when engaged, blue status LED for high visibility and low power consumption, easy access battery compartment, and true hardwire bypass. Equally useful to guitarists or bassists, a compressor is frequently the last thing a guitarist looks for when creating a pedalboard. Once they get used to it they rarely leave it out of the set up. Click here for a demo. If you’re looking for a studio-grade compressor, be it for the studio or stage, you can’t go wrong with this one. It’s in mint condition at a sweet price of $49, less than ½ of the original price.

Option 5 Destination Rotation Single - Leslie Simulator. Made with 100% analog circuit with very low noise to capture the essence of the ‘60s Fender Vibratone that used a single rotating speaker to achieve its Leslie-like effect. The Destination is 100% hand-built analog and built like a tank with top quality components with lead-free soldering, utilizing a super-solid, double sided, plate through lead-free PC board. All this is housed in a die-cast aluminum box which will never rust. It is truly built to last. Features include level trimmer, top mounted trimmers so you can adjust both the slow speed and the fast speed, microphone placement control for effect depth, realistic speed up/down ramping effect, 9 volt operation, and true bypass. For more info check out this typically great demo from ProGuitarShop (link). This pedal sold new for $299 but this one’s perfect in the original box with manual for $185.

Ibanez Tubescreamer Mini. Mint condition. With floorboard real estate at a premium Ibanez has joined the companies making mini pedals. These take up less than ½ the floor space of an 808 or TS9, yet deliver that same overdriven amp tone. Like most mini’s, runs on external power only. If you’ve got some time to kill, check out this shootout with a TS808, TS9, and the Mini here (comparison starts around 3:30). The Mini sounds the best! Flawless condition and with a new one $79.99, this one’s just $49(Hold – Nick C 4/2).

TC Electronic PolyTune Mini Polyphonic Tuner, (screen shot). Mint condition. I get in a lot of tuners and this Polytune is the best value, dollar for dollar, by far. The coolest little pedal you’ll find for getting in perfect tune. Polyphonic – just strum all your strings and it will tell you which ones are off. Just one strum and you’re looking at each string with individual LED ladders for sharp or flat. Supports Drop D and many other tunings and you can save and recall a difficult tuning or reference pitch. Fast and accurate, and won’t take up much space on your pedalboard. Operates in strobe mode, which is cool, or needle mode. For a good brief demo click here. You’re going to pay $80 for a new Polytune 3. This one has all the essentials and is just $39(Hold – Nick C 4/2) in “like new” condition.

THD Hot Plate 4 Ohms Attenuator, (pic2). A "must have" for a Bassman if you want any break up due to the massive clean headroom the amp has and you really have to drive it to painfully loud levels for power tube saturation. This model is made for 2 Ohm load and works best for amps rated at 2 ohms such as the Fender 4X10 Bassman. Offers Bright and Deep switches for tailoring your sound - Bright switch gives you two different high frequency levels to compensate for an overly bright, or dull speaker cabinet while the Deep switch offers two distinct bass settings to help you fill out the bottom end, or reduce the bass in a cabinet with too much low end. Has built in noise reduction up to 10dB, line out, and a fan to keep it cool. Average price on Reverb for last 10 sold is $309. Get this clean used one for $279.

Electroharmonix Pedal Case, (sample layout). Bigger than the Pedaltrain above with 2 movable dividers to separate your effects, or easily remove them if you’re using just a large single pedalboard effect. Top of bag zips off completely for use. Velcro strips are integrated into the base. 27”X17” accommodates a lot of pedals or a wide pedalboard. Large storage compartment. Inexpensive transport solution for $20.

For larger pedalboards solutions check out: Ultimate Support Pedalboard and Case, (pic2), (pic3). High quality GSP-500 Genesis Series pedalboard that uses their universal power supply mounting system. It  uses clamps to fit a wide variety of power supplies underneath the board. Additionally, their cable management system under the board use a specially angled design and prevents cord clutter. Large enough to fit a lot of pedals at 24" X 14.3". Includes the GSP-USHB2-50 Hybrid Series soft case with a spacious top storage compartment. Sells new for $199. Get this lightly used model for $115. Velcro already attached to the base and I'll include Velcro for the bottom of your pedals.

Sperzel Trim Lok Tuners. Choice of Satin Gold $70, Satin Chrome $60, or Custom set - multi-colored with green-red-purple-blue-chrome-gold, $110. (HOLD Colored set-Travis T 4/1, Satin Chrome-Kevin H 4/1).

Roland Blues Cube Tone Capsules – Sparkle Clean and Ultimate Blues. Brand new although the Ultimate Blues had the wrapper removed. Take your pick, $139/each.

Big Selection of Pickguards. SSS and HH, plastic and anodized, most are new with plastic film. $15 and up.

Callaham Neckplates. One with no serial, others have 5-digit serials, all are satin finish stainless steel. 075" thick compared to Fender plates at .060". These are stronger and resist bending so your guitar will not get dented easily. Great tone starts with a great neckplate. Cost $25 new; these are $15/each(HOLD-5 for Rich G 3/29. 1 for Joe C 3/31).

80s DOD 575-B Flanger w/Power Supply, (pic2). From the good old days, made in the USA. Good sounding and built for 4 more decades of use. The 575-B replaced the 575-A and added a fourth knob, “Manual”. Other than an OD, this was my only effect when I started getting serious about playing 40 years ago. Still sounds very cool today. I think some of the magic comes from the 20V circuit and perhaps SAD512 chip but I haven’t been inside to verify the chip. Nice shape in original box with original power supply, which thankfully is included since otherwise it takes two 9V batteries.

1971 DeArmond 610 Volume/Tone, (pic2), (pic3). Cool old pedal from DeArmond that combines a pump volume pedal, with a side-to-side tone pot. This is not a wah pedal that changes the frequency, but a treble roll off. Here's a YouTube video demo (link). Beautiful shape, 40 years old, and just $129.

HomeBrew THC Three Hound Chorus. Three Hound Chorus oozes the warmth, thickness, and richness we're looking for in an all analog chorus. It features Depth and Speed controls, plus a unique Width control which physically changes the distance (or width) between wave forms adding a whole new dimension to the effect. It is wired true bypass and has a dedicated LED that flashes to indicate speed setting. It can be powered by your choice of either a 9v battery or a standard 9v negative-center adapter. When I first plugged this pedal in I thought it was a tremolo and, in fact, it can cover that ground very well as well. Click here for a good demo by ProGuitarShop. Sells new for $225 but this one's in perfect shape for just $159.

Fuchs Plush Drive. I love Fuchs gear. Their amps and pedals are all hand-built in their New Jersey shop with superb quality and engineering. The Plush Drive is a top quality pedal that is aimed at players who want the true tone, response and feel of a boutique amp tone, like a Dumble or Two-Rock, without spending $1000's. The unique 4-knob circuit gives you unprecedented control over the most important aspects of your tone. On the input end, the gain and touch controls allow you to set just the right amount of distortion and pick response, based on your guitar and playing style. On the output end, a subtle tone control and level control allow you to set both your overall lead tone and solo level. A unique bi-FET integrated circuit and matched discrete FETs are designed to emulate the smooth overload and musical *second-order* distortion of a tube circuit. Sounds great plugged into a good clean amp, or add it to your amps overdrive for a super thick overdrive tone, and it's quiet enough to put in front of an overdriven amp easily. Features feature: Cast aluminum housing, industrial powder coat finish, heat cured silk screen labeling, true bypass, Cliff switch, Neutrik connectors, metal shaft controls, premium boutique quality passive components, and mil spec fiberglass two sided circuit board for consistent long term performance. These are $229 new, but this one is in perfect condition in original box for just $159.

Rocktron Nitro Booster/Enhancer. Every player should have a boost pedal. It has a number of uses, the most basic one being to boost your leads. Not every player wants to switch channels for leads or color their sound with an OD/Distortion pedal, they just want the sound coming out of their amp to be a little louder. Other amps simply need a hotter input signal to come to life. The Nitro offers an impressive 22dB boost while enhancing a player's articulation by its soft compression. The Nitro sold new for $69 but this clean used one's just $39.

Rocktron X-Tune Stomp Box Tuner. If you're looking for a quality stage tuner without spending a fortune, here you go. The X-Tuner chromatic tuner has multi-light LEDs and lighted notes that make it easy to tune on dark stages, plus the strong aluminum chassis guarantees years of problem free use, gig after gig. Also featured are muting for silent tuning and continuous out for live tuning (12-note tuning with a 7 octave range). Use the calibration knob to match the pitch of another instrument, CD, tape, etc. Sold new for $79 but this used one's in perfect shape and just $45.

2013 Gretsch G9220 Bobtail Round-neck Mahogany Resonator, (front  repair  after  label), (back), (headstock), (“inside”). Acoustic/Electric model with a Fishman Nashville Series Resophonic Pickup. If you're looking for a cool delta tone with the ability to strum, pick, or slide, this one does it and at an affordable price. Features include all mahogany body with vintage semi-gloss finish, 1930's Gretsch headstock with aged pearloid MOTS overlay, internal Sound-Well bracing, medium V-shaped mahogany neck with 1.75" bone nut, padauk fretboard, medium-jumbo frets, 25" scale, bone nut, and nickel-plated Poinsettia design cover plate. A critical area in all resonators guitars is the diaphragm (resonator cone) and this has a good one with the Gretsch "Ampli-Sonic", hand-spun in Eastern Europe from nearly 99 percent pure aluminum. It sounds loud and proud. Other features include Fishman Nashville Spider bridge, weathered trapeze tailpiece, Grover Sta-Tite tuners with black buttons,  This guitar had one small crack near the treble F-hole that Martin has glued. It will never pose a problem. Overall very nice shape with a really nice low-action set up which makes Spanish style playing a breeze and since Martin went inside and attached the piezo sensors properly it actually sounds as good plugged in. Nice value on an acoustic/electric resonator at $399.

Parker USA Tremolo and Various Parts, (detail-tremolo). These parts were recently discovered in the shop and I believe them to be from a USA Parker Nitefly Mojo. Includes Parker Fishman 6-element piezo bridge (with claw, screws, springs), 4 machine neck screws, 4 knobs, output jack plate (jack not included), 9V battery housing/door, Schaller locking strap pins and back control plate with screws. Get everything, including tremolo for $145 or if you only need the tremolo and trem parts, $99.

Parker Gen 1 DiMarzios. Original 90's Parker Fly pickups correct for 1993-2000 which are Air Norton (neck position) and ToneZone (bridge position). 4-conductor wiring. Leads are cut to around 3” and 5”. $139/pair.

EMG-60X and EMG-81X Set, (wiring). Nice pair of EMG X-series (with slide-on “solderless” connections) with pickup rings and wiring. (Note: output jack plate is for a Parker and isn’t included). The newer X-series provides a more natural, open/organic tone with less compression and more headroom than their standard series. Basically it sounds more like a passive pickup (thus more versatile) than the standard EMG’s. This set is finished in brushed black chrome ($20 upcharge each) and is in clean shape. Included are electronics consisting of 4 pots (2 vol, 2 tone), 3-way switch, output jack and connection circuit board. In this finish these sell for $129/each. Get this nice set up for $149. Includes instruction manual for pickups and wiring buss.

2017 Fender Squier Affinity Jazzmaster HH, (front), (back), (headstock). The most affordable Jazzmaster yet and retains the unique offset Jazzmaster body and comfortable C-shaped neck. Rather than single coils though, this model comes equipped with dual humbuckers for a fatter tone which will make it much more than a surf guitar. Other features include hardtail string-through-body bridge, sealed die-cast tuners, white gloss finished body with comfortable satin finish on the neck and 3-ply black Jazzmaster pickguard. Factory set up was mediocre but it now plays with ease thanks to an excellent in-house setup by my man Martin. If you're looking for a good Jazzmaster without spending a bundle, this one's in beautiful condition and just $179. (Note vintage logo and/or headstock painted to match body available for an upcharge).

Keeley Stahlhammer Distortion, (pic2). Keeley's take on a British amp in a box and it does the job nicely. It features the usual Distortion and Volume knobs plus a 3-band tone stack of Bass (center frequency 100 Hz), Middle (frequency range of 800 hz-1.6 kHz) and Treble (center frequency 3.2 kHz). Additionally, on the right side of the pedal a recessed switch offers settings for “Tube Amp Crunch” or “Lead Channel,” basically changing the compression level. Keeley offers that in Tube Amp Crunch the LED lights up and is actually part of the clipping circuit while with the switch down (Lead Channel) the LED doesn't light up and it provides higher gain and more saturation. You would think this pedal would be a Marshall clone but many folks online have suggested it shares more with a Rat pedal than with Marshall. Whatever, I think it sounds excellent. Keeley discontinued this model but you can still find a few new ones out there for as low as $169. This particular one is "as new", not a scratch, in the box with all the stuff. Just $129.

MXR M104 Distortion +. Reissue of one of the most popular Distortion pedals of the 70s and 80s. It sounds as good today as when I played in my high school garage bands. Offered in "as new" condition in the box with rubber feet, manual, sticker, etc. for just $59(Tent Hold – Pete 4/4).

Ernie Ball Musicman Sterling JP50 John Petrucci, (front), (back), (headstock), (trem stop), (pickups), (features). Just found after a year MIA in a mislabeled case. Great feeling guitar with quality tone, Petrucci vibe, with a few mods. The first thing you’ll notice is the finish. The logo has been removed from the headstock – the body, which is factory satin finish, has been lightly buffed out to a semi-gloss finish (compare to headstock in first pic above). Don’t let the logo scare you though, this guitar is guaranteed to be 100% first quality JP50. The neck pickup has been replaced with a DiMarzio “Humbucker from Hell”, which is bright and glassy sounding, along the lines of a Strat, with a vintage, medium output. It’s paired perfectly with the stock G&B bridge humbucker as both have similar output while being distinctly different in tone. G&B are Korean pickups and the choice of the better imports such as PRS SE’s. A trem stop has been installed, allowing for down pressure only, EVH style, with advantages such as tuning stability during string bends and string breakage. It can be preset for zero up-pull, 1/2 step, whole step, etc., or easily removed if you’re not into it. The JP-50 is a rather unique, well made guitar, The neck and headstock (picture) are one, meaning no scarf joint, which is more expensive to manufacture but adds stability and avoids potential separation. This guitar has a great feeling 24-fret neck that’s thin with very sight shoulders, very easy to get your hand around. Stock features include Basswood body with custom deep forearm contour, maple neck with rosewood fingerboard and custom Sterling Petrucci Neck carve, reverse controls (3-way closest to your picking hand), Locking Tuners, 24 medium-jumbo frets, Sterling Modern Recess Tremolo with a really solid block, 25.5″ scale, 5-bolt Music Man-designed neck joint, 1.65″ (42mm) nut width, and Spoke wheel truss rod adjustment. A stock JP50 is running $545 and it’s one of the better Asian guitars at that price. If you can live without a Sterling logo, this has some tasteful upgrades and superb playability at a nice price. Look around the web – used ones are going $450-$750. Get this one for $350.

Boss AC-2 Acoustic Simulator. Super clean; perhaps the best acoustic pedal ever made.  Much more versatile than a Fishman bridge - and cheaper too.  For players who are looking for electrics with an acoustic bridge, this thing sounds better and works with any electric guitar. Has settings for Jumbo, Standard, Enhance and Piezo. Beautiful shape and just $55(HOLD-John B 3/9).

Sennheiser e609 Silver Instrument Mic. Excellent quality instrument mic. Made in Germany like all the better Sennheisers, the e609 is a perfect choice for guitar cabinet/amp micing. The design and specs allow for simply draping over the top and resting on grill cloth if you prefer to not use a mic stand. Also works well with drums. Excels at close mic’ing, easy to work with live or in the studio. Features include rugged metal body, advanced shock-mount design, super-cardioid pick-up pattern, and hum compensating coil. Get this one in absolutely perfect condition for just $65(HOLD-Carlos U 3/9).

Presonus BlueTube DP V2 Mic/Inst Preamp, (front), (back).  Excellent 2-channel mic preamp and DI.  If you do any recording you need a quality preamp to prevent your vocals and instruments from having a sterile tone.  It's very versatile as well, with two channels, offering Class A solid-state preamps for a clean and clear sound, plus parallel 12AX7-driven tube preamps lets you blend in tube saturation to warm up your tone.  Other features include 48V phantom power, concentric hi-Z instrument inputs on both channels to plug in your guitar or bass, 80Hz highpass filters to roll off troublesome low frequencies, 20dB pads to control extra hot sound sources, signal levels, and active pickups, polarity-reverse switch lets you fix phase issues at the source, backlit VU meters with LED clip indicators make it easy to keep an eye on your levels, and rackmountable 1/2U chassis which is also built for tabletop use.  Some solo artist gig with these in place of a mixer, plugging their mic into one channel, their guitar into the other.  These sell for $239.95 new but this one's mint in the box and just $149.  

1990 Ovation 1862 Custom Balladeer Cutaway Acoustic/Electric, (front), (back), (headstock), (side  preamp), (case). Super-shallow bowl makes this very comfortable to play and the typical Ovation USA quality means this guitar can be enjoyed for many, many years. Although Ovations have a good acoustic tone where they made their money is their amplified tone, which is why they virtually owned the stage for all popular acoustic players in the 60s-80s, frequently playing a Balladeer with cutaway like this one. Not surprisingly, I was completely impressed with this guitar through my regular guitar amp. The Balladeer was Ovation's first guitar, originally known as simply the Balladeer, later the Standard Balladeer and Custom Balladeer. Features include solid spruce top, fiberglass composite body with rounded cutaway in super shallow depth, multi-ply black/white body binding, bound neck, 14-fret mahogany neck, ebony fingerboard, pearloid diamond-shaped inlays, fancy soundhole rosette, pinless walnut bridge, 15 3/4" lower bout, 25.4" scale, 1 11/16" nut and Schaller tuners. As I mentioned Ovation has a reputation for amplified acoustic tone which is due to both the body's design and with quality electronics, which were always a step ahead of the competition. This era used Ovation's ET-3 system which consists of a saddle transducers and preamp with volume, 3-band EQ and battery check. This guitar had a top crack which was expertly repaired by my tech Martin who closed up the crack and finished over it. We didn’t do the cosmetic repair (you can see a line) but structurally it's fine and will pose no problem. Plays very nicely and sounds excellent, especially as a stage guitar. If you don't mind one non-problematic top crack it's in otherwise nice shape and an excellent deal on this guitar, which comes from a great era for Ovation USA. Just $549 and includes original Ovation case in nice shape.

DiMarzio Tone Zone Bridge Humbucker F-spaced. High output (17.3K) humbucker that is noted for its dynamic range. With soft picking you get cleaner tones; pick hard and you get more grit and fatness. Sells new for $79. This nice used one's just $49.

Kent Armstrong Spitfire Strat Pickup. Kent does our rewinds and he’s a very smart dude when it comes to pickups. This one’s in nice shape and is a good sounding ceramic single coil. $15.

Seymour Duncan Strat Pickup Set, (pic2). Mounted on a new single-ply black guard. Includes a trio of Duncan Hot Strat pickups with the bridge pickup staggered and the neck/middle pickups flat poles. Inexpensive upgrade for your Mex Strat. $75 or $85 with the new pickguard.

Fender Supersonic 22 Combo – Blonde w/upgraded speaker, (panel), (top), (back), (label), (footswitch).  Fans of the 90’s custom shop Prosonic combo are aware of the versatility of combining Fender’s classic clean circuit with a hot-rodded modern channel, mixing in Fender’s classic reverb. Fender borrowed design elements from the Prosonic in designing the Supersonic 22, using a pre-Silverface voiced clean channel along with the cascading-gain drive. To add a bit of shaping the clean channel includes a two-band EQ, as well as a "voicing switch" which offers tones inspired by the classic Fender Vibrolux and Fender Bassman amps. Initially offered in a higher powered combo, the new Supersonic 22 delivers a fatter tone with more bass. This amp delivers 22 watts from a pair of 6V6 power tubes, with five 12AX7/12AT7 preamp tubes. One upgrade has been made: the stock 12” Fender/Eminence "Lightning Bolt" speaker has been replaced with an Eminence Legend 1218 ($85 cost) which is especially good for blues, country and jazz.  Cosmetically the Supersonic has the looks of a ’60 amp with blonde textured vinyl covering, white knobs, dogbone handle, and flat Fender logo, while its modest 40 lbs. weight is easier on the back than most vintage amps. One important upgrade over most old Fenders is the effects loop, deemed essential by most pro players. A 4-button footswitch controls “Burn” on/off, “Normal/Fat” switch, Reverb on/off, and effects loop in/out. For a rundown of all the features, click here for a demo – while a good performance demo is here.  Offered in beautiful condition with no flaws noted and very little playing time. With a new one running $1049, this is the deal for $739(HOLD-Pamela K 8/23). Includes Fender cover and 4-button footswitch with long cable as well as assorted paperwork (new tubes, upgraded speaker, etc.).

1972 Guild A-50 Acoustic Archtop, (front), (side), (back), (headstock), (case case2 case candy). Absolutely stunning collector’s condition! There’s not a lot of info on this model during this era, but this is Guild’s base model acoustic hollowbody archtop, but a high quality guitar nonetheless. The sister to the more common single pickups X-50, it features an all-maple laminated body with binding front and back, mahogany neck, rosewood board with dot inlays, Guild “harp” tailpiece, adjustable rosewood bridge, raised black pickguard with modern Guild logo, dual unbound f-holes, decal gold logo, and Guild open-gear strip tuners. One of my books has this model available only through 1970 but the serial number falls clearly in the 1972 year so it’s definitely a ’72. The top has some figuring, which is certainly more interesting than a plain piece of maple. Judging by the case and accessories included, this guitar hasn’t traveled much and the overall condition tells me it hasn’t seen much playing time. Unlike a lot of old archtops with high action, this guitar plays with ease, as the neck was quite possibly, and very professionally, reset. This guitar sounds very good for Delta blues playing and it has a full tone for an acoustic archtop. Overall condition is very tidy and it includes some nice case stuff like original packaged Guild polishing cloth, warranty card, and key manila folder. Likewise, original case is in beautiful condition as shown. A sweet buy at $899(HOLD-Wanda B 3/9).

Vintage Fender Jazzmaster Pickguard. Nice vintage condition for your 70’s Jazzmaster. $99.

Vintage Kalamazoo KG-2 Pickguard. Nice vintage condition for your late 60’s Kalamazoo, i.e. Gibson’s attempt to enter the Fender market. $35.

Lindy Fralin P90 Cover. Might have a pair of these in stock. $7/each.

PRS J. Hiland Aluminum Truss Rod Cover. Etched signature but not gold. Solid aluminum. Rare. $18.

PRS Trem Arms – Core Series. I got tired of looking for missing trem arms so I ordered too many new ones. For your Custom, Singlecut, Standard, McCarty, etc. $14.99/ea.

Vintage Stompbox Battery Cover for this type of pedal. Hard to find battery cover for 80s Japan pedal including those branded Washburn, Loco Box, Electra, Redson, Cutec, Gig, and others. $15.

1970s/80s Amp Name Plates. Choice of Alamo, Gorilla, and two EVM Equipped. $10 each or $10/pair for the EVM.

EVH Decal Set and CD Rom. Includes 5150 reflective decal and two stars, 1984 reflective decal and two more stars, one Kramer Pacer logo, and CD on building a 5150 replica. $30 takes it.

SWR 1-button Footswitch. Standard footswitch with ¼” mono jack and long stage cable. Originally went to an SWR Mo’ Bass amp but will work with almost any single-button footswitch amp inputs. If you’re looking for an original SWR switch you know how hard these are to find without an amp attached. This one’s clean and just $25.

Electro-Harmonix Oceans 11 Reverb, (pic2). If you need an outboard reverb, whether your amp isn't equipped with it or you simply need more versatility, the Oceans 11 is an excellent choice. Simple to use and it sounds great. It features 11 reverb types with up to 3 variations for many reverb types via the Mode switch. The Tails switch allows you to choose whether or not your reverb cuts off abruptly when you bypass the pedal while a Secondary knob mode allows access to "hidden" parameters with details contained in the included manual. A cool spring reverb emulation allows you to "crash" the virtual reverb tank (yeah, THAT sound) by double-tapping the footswitch. You can also connect an external footswitch to trigger infinite reverb effects. Reverb types include Hall, Spring, Plate, Reverse, Echo, Trem (Hall+Tremolo), Mod (Modulated), Dyna (swells, gates and ducks according to your dynamics), Auto-Inf (a wash of reverb with each note or strum), Shim (octave-shifted wash that blooms behind the note) and Polly (two pitch shifts). You may only want to use traditional reverb effects but should you want to get frisky with some new sounds, especially in the studio, this baby shines. Runs on a standard 9V DC power supply, i.e. the supply in your pedalboard. New ones are going for $151. Although it doesn't include the wall-wart, this one is "as new" in the box with manual, warranty and sticker...for $95(HOLD-Mike W 2/23).

2009 EVH/Fender Wolfgang Catalog, (pic2). The "new" Wolfgang, made after Ed's jump from Peavey to FMIC. Pics and specs of guitars, amps and accessories. 16 pages including covers. $25.

TC Electronic Dark Matter Distortion. The 2-band EQ gives you control not possible with the common Tone control. You can dial out the mud in your lead tones which isn't possible with a single tone control. It also features a Voicing switch to further fine-tune your bass response. Typical TCE quality, made to last. It also features true bypass, easy access battery and high quality components throughout. Clean shape and a truly good value in a distortion effect at $35.

MXR Super Badass Distortion. Versatile distortion capable of loads of dirt, whether it be vintage low gain tube amp drive or modern scooped metal tones. The 3-band EQ is key here and with the gain control you can dial in a very wide variety of OD tones, as mild or nasty as you want. The Badass Distortion gives you true bypass switching, a robust housing, and bulletproof components. Clean shape. Nice pedal for $65.

JBL 308P MkII 8-inch Powered Studio Monitors (Pair), (front), (back  back panel). Offered “as new” in the box – most pics are stock pics from JBL. With more and more of our customers doing some great home studio work I've been on the lookout for nice studio gear. The JBL 308P MkII studio monitors provide quality near- and mid-field monitoring for any home or professional studio when accuracy is a must. These were designed with advanced features from JBL's 7-Series and M2 Master Reference Monitor, top shelf stuff here. With JBL's Image Control Waveguide and superb transducers you're guaranteed excellent accuracy and dimensional stereo imaging. Unlike much of the competition they have a broad sweet spot - a much larger "perfect position" to hear an accurate stereo field. With many others what sounds great from the engineer seat sounds completely different to the guy standing 5 feet over his right shoulder. Their Boundary EQ settings compensate for low-frequency anomalies caused by the environment while the patented Slip Stream low-frequency port provides superior bass performance. They each deliver 112 watts (56 LF, 56 HF) with a frequency response of ±3dB, 45Hz–20kHz. A HF Trim switch adjusts high-frequency output to accommodate room response; features balanced XLR and 1/4" TRS inputs. Features 10dBV input-sensitivity switch as well as a volume control. They're sleek and modern looking and, more importantly, are shielded for placement near magnetically sensitive equipment. For full specs and videos go to JBL's page here. These sell for $249/each ($498/pair). Get this “as new” set for just $349.

Korg EXP-2 Expression Pedal and Boss FV-50L Volume, (Korg EXP-2), (Boss FV-50L). Two excellent MIJ pedals in nice shape. They share an identical case, possibly made in the same factory. The EXP-2 is foot controller/expression pedal can be used with various modules and effect processors and can be used for guitar or keyboards. Use as a volume pedal via Input-1 and Output-1 or as an expression pedal when using Output-2. It features a slider on the side to adjust the minimum volume setting from 0 to around 50%. The Boss FV-50L is a low impedance unit. Boss makes a FV-50H (high impedance) volume for using the unit before the input of your amp while this 50L unit is low-impedance allowing direct control of stereo keyboards and stereo effects units. It has stereo in’s and stereo out’s. It has a blue knob on the to set a minimum volume level plus there’s a convenient Tuner Out jack. The Korg unit sells new for $109.99 but this clean used one’s $65. The Boss unit sells for $123.99 – get this nice used model for $75.

Boss AW-3 Dynamic Wah, Guitar and Bass Wah with Humanizer. The latest and greatest from Boss, gives guitarists a wide range of classic auto-wah and dynamic wah effects (responsive to how hard you pick), plus a new "Humanizer" effect, which can simulate human voce-type vowel sounds. A dedicated Bass input even provides a variety of funky wah sounds for bass guitar. Tempo can be set for pedal control or at fixed rate via Manual mode. Sells new for $143.99 but this one's mint with box and manual for $89.

Boss BCB-6 pedal holder and PSM-5 Power Supply. Includes daisy chain and 9V wall adapter. Room for the PSM and 5 more pedals - plus a slot for tuner. All latches/hinges intact. Makes stage setup a breeze. $75(HOLD-Rich G 2/11). Includes the BCB-6, PSM-5, daisy chain, and wall adapter.

2019 Fender Custom Shop Caballo Tono Limited Edition Relic Telecaster, (front  pickups/bridge), (back), (headstock), (edge-wear  neck-wear), (case  cert.  Traveler). Newest member of the Cabronita family, the Limited Edition Caballo Tono(translates to Tone Horse Tele) carries on the Cabronita tradition, with more actual Tele tone this time. The silhouette is pure Tele comprised of a traditional two-piece light weight (7 lb 3 oz) alder body attached to a one-piece quartersawn maple neck and fretboard. Although it has its share of clear coat dings, edge wear, and finish checking, by Relic standards it's on the NOS side of heavy relic. The neck features authentic looking "wear" to the fretboard in all the right spots with the back bare wood throughout the heavily traveled area. Just nice enough to be an authentic 60-year-old working Tele. This model features a TV Jones Classic neck pickup (3.9K) screwed directly into the body with no height adjustment, paired with a hand-wound Custom Shop Texas Special (10.1K) bridge pickup and standard Tele control plate with the addition of the 'Greasebucket' tone circuit. You'll note the reversed control plate which is an old Nashville trick to make it easier to do volume swells. A few obvious modern touches include medium jumbo frets that are tall and thin as well as the flatter 9.5" modern radius. A few other hot-rod features include nonlocking Sperzel tuners with lovely pearl buttons and a Fender RSD bridge with its distinctive Tele coverplate outline that offers a lower profile wall and three offset 'intonated' brass saddles. You'll note the outer saddles are machined with bullet ends while the middle one looks like it's a 2-piece but it's just machined that way and is simply an offset barrel. As I mentioned, with the hand-wound Tx Spec bridge pickup it delivers the classic Tele honk while the TV Jones in the neck is slightly more muted than a traditional Tele neck pickup. It almost sounds like a humbucker and has more clarity than a Tele neck and it excels at touch-sensitivity and works great with your pick attack. and complex voice. The Greasebucket tone control with these pickups focuses on the upper frequencies. As you back it off it brings down not only the highs but a bit of the mids as well. It's a killer player with low action and for your chunky neck fans will appreciate the larger U-shape neck that measures .88/.94" at the 1st/12th frets. Lastly, it features a Custom Shop Limited Edition neckplate and Custom Shop seal on the back side of the headstock. This is a superb Tele by any measure. It plays beautifully and has excellent sustain, and can deliver both traditional Tele tones and some sweeter tones not normally associated with a Tele. I would describe it's condition as "relic mint" with no wear of flaws other than factory. Frets are perfect. This model sells new for $3900. Save $1200 and get this mint one for $2700(HOLD-Chris D 7/22). Includes Custom Shop blonde case with crushed velvet interior with the lid embroidered with the C/S logo. Inside the case you'll find the certificate, original Shop Traveler build sheet, Fender leather strap, leather tri-fold portfolio, serialized hang tag, Custom Shop picks, bumper sticker, and a comprehensive custom guitar design guide.

Ibanez Wau Wau Standard (Model 57), (pic2), (inside).  Made from ca. '73 to '79 and similar to the Mod. 58 I had recently, but this is straight wah pedal, without the fuzz.  Does a good wacka-wacka tone and fatter sounding than the Crybaby's which were more prolific in the 70's.  These pedals seem to run forever so you'll likely have many years of use without problems.  Pretty nice vintage condition.  $129.

Zildjian 12” Cymbal. Don’t know if it’s a splash or a hat but it’s in pretty nice shape (looks better than the pics). This is a top quality from ca. 1970’s (link) with the non-bold “Zildjian Co” logo, 1 3/16” stamp size, and uniform machine imprint. Nice vintage cymbal for just $99.

Victory RK50C Richie Kotzen Signature 112 Combo, (top), (panel), (back), (footswitches), (map), (cover). Victory Amplifiers of England have teamed up with the great Richie Kotzen for a superb signature model combo (a head is also available). The combo version uses a single 12" Celestion G12M-65 Creamback speaker to deliver a decidedly mid-focused tone with 50 watts of beautiful British-made power. Using a duet of EL34's and a trio of 12AX7's, it yields versatility despite its single channel. In true Kotzen fashion it's built for incredible, saturated gain tones with loads of dirt when you crank the gain. Far from a one-trick pony, it also delivers a powerful clean as well, simply by backing off the gain. For you no-nonsense players who appreciate a true grab-and-go amp this is as simple as they come. You've just got gain-tone-volume plus onboard spring reverb and tremolo circuits. It includes a footswitch for the reverb and tremolo, as well as a separate footswitch to engage the boost function. The front panel also has a switch for low/hi power output (50W vs. 9W). I understand that Richie runs his amps at 9 watts in the live setting. Go figure. On the rear panel you'll find a switch for speaker damping, turn off for increased bass response and speaker resonance. You'll also find a series effects loop for running your outboard effects after the preamp section as well as external bias test points and adjustment and external speaker outputs. The top, bottom, and sides are built from solid pine, with the back and baffle built of ply. Here's a good demo by Anderton's (link) with mostly shredding but at around 23:10 you get to hear some cleaner stuff. Includes a nice Victory slip cover, both footswitches, and manual. This amp sells new in the USA for $2249. This one has seen very little use, in the home only, and is offered at a nice price of $1450. Ships in original Victory box with cover, footswitches, and manual.

Vintage 1950’s Electro-Voice 623 Microphone, (with stand). Clean, modern lines that exude the elegance the 50's were noted for. The Model 623 is a dynamic omnidirectional microphone designed for use where "reverberation or random noise is not a particular problem", to quote their design sheet. It is equipped with a "on-off" switch and can be mounted on a floor or desk stand or held in the hand. 150 ohms, Low-Z but impedance can be changed to Hi-Z via cable connector. Offered in average condition for its age and works properly. Includes proper 4-connector plug to ¼” gray cable. Reverb price on these is $126-$149. Get this one for $75, or $12 more if you want the telescoping desk stand.

Ernie Ball Volume Pedal. The choice of many pros, gaining its popularity decades ago among Nashville’s finest players. Simple design but it’s accurate with a very natural and gradual feel under your foot. Your for ½ the price of a new one - $65 takes it.

1996 Gibson Les Paul Classic Plus - Heritage Cherry Sunburst, (front  front2  front3), (back), (headstock), (case). Right after I sell a ’96 Classic, I get another one in! Nice used condition with a nicely figured "Plus" AA maple top that’s among the better Plus tops you’ll see. The '60 Classic has all the classic features including '60 slim taper neck and mahogany body with figured maple cap, all finished in a high-gloss, hand-sprayed nitrocellulose lacquer. The classic tone comes from this marriage of maple’s clarity and definition and mahogany’s richness and depth which combine to produce a tonal complexity that no single-wood guitar has ever matched. Its resonance and sustain are only further enhanced by the deep-set quarter-sawn mahogany neck with 17-degree back-angled headstock. Other features include Nashville bridge with stopbar tailpiece, trapezoid fretboard inlays, bound body top and back, bound neck, inlaid headstock logo, and vintage-style tuners with tulip buttons.  Pickups are the 496R in the neck position, wound with 42-AWG wire like a traditional PAF for rich, warm, vocal-like tones, but carries a ceramic magnet for enhanced punch and clarity - plus the 500T in the bridge, wound with finer 43-AWG wire to pack the coils to the max and built with a ceramic magnet for hotter leads, excellent sustain and controllable feedback. You’ll note that the pickup covers were added for aesthetic reasons. Set up is very comfortable and especially with the thin taper neck, this one’s a joy to play. Includes cream pickguard that’s correct other than missing the "1960" engraving on front. I have a clean “1960” guard I can substitute for $25 if you’d like. Cosmetically, is a buckle scratch pattern on back (visible in the pics) that’s too deep to buff out but does not go through to the wood. There’s also a tiny spot on the front that’s been finished over (detail shown here). These came from the factory without pickguard holes drilled and this one has never had a pickguard attached so no screw holes. If you've looked at a few of these you're likely aware that this is one of the nicer Plus models you'll find. For the price, a real beauty for $1850(Tent Hold Jim S, local 1/29). Includes original brown case with plush pink lining and protective shroud. Includes Gibson black case, warranty, and cream pickguard with mount.

2017 Gibson Custom Modern Les Paul Standard Class 5 w/Bigsby, (front  pic2  pic3), (back), (headstock), (spec sheet), (case  stuff). Strikingly beautiful Custom Shop model in 100% flawless condition. It also has a cool non-destructive modification to make it even better. It will include the Bigsby vibrola with Vibramate that can be easily removed and returned to stock should you prefer. With the Vibramate kit there's no drilling into the body required so it's as good as new if removed. This model was called the Class 5 Modern Standard later in its production run but it's the same identical guitar. Features include 2-piece figured maple top with chambered mahogany body, solid mahogany neck with long neck tenon, rosewood fretboard with Trapezoid inlays, new Apex headstock to increase strength, Burstbucker 2/3 humbuckers, 500K CTS pots, hand-wired harness and Switchcraft toggle. This limited edition model was available in a rainbow of 7 colors but for me this amber looks the best. Also, if you look around Reverb at other examples this guitar is the best flame you'll find on this model. Don't get this confused with the regular production (non-Custom Shop) "Modern Les Paul" models that sell for $2K less; they're completely different guitars in all regards. This model sells new for $4799. When you consider the Custom Shop quality, overall beauty, and versatility of having the Bigsby option, it's a good value at  $3299(HOLD-Kevin F 4/27), especially considering it includes a $250 option. Includes custom shop case, certificate, original bridge and tailpiece, Gibson-supplied extra 3-way switch cover, polishing cloth, extra knob set, warranty, hang tag and more.

Pine Island T Style - Poplar - Butterscotch Blonde, (front), (headstock), (back), (bridge). Excellent value on a USA guitar. At one time I had 15-20 of the Pine Island guitars and this one was just traded in after three years. They don’t build guitars any longer but you can check their Facebook page for more info (link). Pine Island, located in Southwest Florida, used good quality parts and, most notably, their own hand-shaped bodies, made of alternative or exotic woods. This one was the most traditional of the Tele's from Pine Island and features a solid poplar body with a butterscotch blonde finish and black pickguard, giving it the appearance of the legendary '52 Telecaster. Poplar is nearly identical to alder in its tonal properties so, with a set of Fender USA Hot Tele pickups, it has all the Tele twang you know and love. This one also has a modern C-shaped neck, 22 medium jumbo frets, rolled body edges, 6-saddle bridge, WD electronics and Gotoh hardware. At 7.4 lbs. it's lightweight with very good sustain. Set up is excellent. If you're looking for a great deal on a USA guitar with the tone and vibe of a real classic, this one's just $479 with gigbag or $529(SOLD-Derk VR 7/22/22) with a hardshell case.

Kahler Manuals and Warranty. Nice shape. $25.

Peavey Wolfgang Special Accessories, (pic2), (pic3). Includes manual (’99), final inspection checklist (’01) for Wolfgang Special w/trem, Wolfgang fretboard protector, Allen wrenches, Floyd wrench, spring, string lock screw (used when D-Tuna is removed) and case key. These were among the most comprehensive manuals I’ve seen and I recommend every Wolfgang owner at least read it once. If you’re looking to complete your Wolfgang package here’s everything you need in one package. Just the manual/checklist recently sold for $200 (link) while the fretboard protectors sell for $40-$65. Get the whole kit for $150.

Vox Cooltron CT03BT Brit Boost, (close-up).  Two pedals in one - Treble Boost and Full Range Boost - with a real 12AU7 tube to overdrive and true bypass switching.  Housed in heavy duty brushed metal housing with the tube glowing through vents, it's built for the road. If you're using an amp without sufficient input gain, this can be used to beef up your amp's natural distortion, or if you're looking for a Vox amp tone, this thing does a pretty good job on the treble boost setting.  In the Full Range Boost position it enhances all frequencies, adding lows, mids, and some highs while the Treble Boost mode and is good for pushing a slightly overdriven amp into heavy overdrive.  Also good for warming up the tone of a sterile solid state amp.  Accepts 9V AC adapter but runs on 4 AA batteries for 16 hours of operation.   Click here for a demo which moves rather slowly along; just forward to around 4:20 to hear it after he starts cranking the dials a bit.  Also, Vox has 8 audio samples around 3/5 down this page.  These are quality pedals, made in Japan, and run on a standard 9V DC power supply or 4 AA batteries (which are included). List price on these was $300 and the few clean ones on the web are going $150-$224 used (link), with a new one at $179.  I have a few of these in stock, new in the box, and just $99.

2009 Ibanez RG7321 7-String w/Seymour Duncans and Ibanez Case, (front), (pickups/bridge), (back), (headstock/neck), (contoured heel), (case). If you've been wanted to check out the possibilities of playing an extended range guitar and want a killer player without spending a fortune, here you go. This one plays with ease and tonally is top notch thanks to an upgrade to a set of Duncan  AHB-1 Blackouts ($199/set), specifically made for a 7-string. The RG line has been around since the 80's and they offer excellent balance, comfort, and the deep cutaway allow easy access to the upper frets. The RG7321 features a basswood body with a 5-piece Wizard II-7 neck with 24 jumbo frets, 7-string standard fixed bridge with string-thru-body stringing, 25.5" scale and Ibanez hardtail bridge with strings-thru-body. The neck heel is contoured very shallow which makes playing in the upper register more comfortable. The neck is 5 pieces, with walnut strips inserted between pieces of maple. It's much more stable and stands up to the increased tension of more/heavier strings. Stock pickups were Axis 7 Humbuckers (AH17 and AH27) which sounded okay, but these Duncans sound great! A 7-string can open up new doors and can be useful for many types of styles. Jazz great George Van Eps was noted for playing a 7 back in the 30's, using the extended scale for easier runs, while some of today's hottest players, such as Munky and Head from "Korn" use them for a very bottom heavy tone. Overall this guitar pretty nice shape, although the clear control cover on back is homemade and doesn't look great. WE will cut a better cover in black plastic by the time it ships out. This model retailed for $533.32 in black back in ’09. If you're looking for a 7-string that's a great player with classic RG looks, this one's hard to beat at $365 including super clean Ibanez MC-100 case other than 2 broken feet. 

Catalinbread Sabbra Cadabra Overdrive. Catalinbread's tribute to Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath displayed graphically and in the name "Sabbra...". The pedal contains two circuits, one modeling Tony's Laney amp preamp circuit while the other models Tony's Dallas Rangemaster. Like many of the effects of our idols there is some mystery surrounding Tony's modded Rangemaster pedal. Catalinbread ascertained the mod allowed it to be a full-range boost rather than the stock circuit which was just a treble booster. In the days before hot rodding amps, it was designed to push tube amps into overdrive. On this pedal you can adjust the Range control to tune the boost from treble-boost to a full-range boost. Controls include Presence, Gain, Volume 4 (named after the album), and the aforementioned Range. It is designed to work superbly with your guitar's volume, tone, and pickup selector, including excellent touch-sensitivity. Other features include all-metal chassis, high-quality true-bypass switch, powered by 9V–18V power supply and of course made in the USA. Sells new for $179. This one is "as new" for $125(HOLD-Laszlo 1/11). Included in the box are a Sabbra sticker and Catalinbread guitar pick.

Danelectro Dan Echo, (pic2). Excellent sounding echo, possibly the best on the market for the money. Ray McCauley, probably the hottest player in North Greenbush, says this is his favorite echo pedal of all time. This is one of the good full-sized pedals with metal case - not the little flimsy plastic series. You get cool vintage tape effects with the warmth very close to an all-tube echo. Controls include fast/slow switch, mix control, speed, repeats, and hi-cut. The hi-cut cuts the highs on repeats which perfectly simulates the tone of a 60s-era tape echo. It is quiet and is perfect for slap-back and more. One of the warmest sounding echo/delay pedals around and quiet enough for the studio. These sold new for $89 15 years ago but this one is "as new" in the box with manual for just $75.

2017 Epiphone Goth Les Paul Studio w/Case, (front), (back), (headstock), (case). The Gothic Les Paul Studio is a barebones rock/metal axe. They were initially offered with a stop tail or a quality Floyd Rose trem, which I also have in stock. Like the original 50's Black Beauty Les Paul this model is 100% mahogany, with a carved mahogany top. It's fatter sounding than the maple-top versions and with these Alnico Classic humbuckers, it has much of the classic 'Burst tone which lets your playing style shine through rather than a scorching high-output sound. Features include all-mahogany construction, set-neck design, 22-fret rosewood fretboard with "XII" inlay on the 12th fret, Gothic cross headstock, side dot position markers only, LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece for more sustain and easier string changing, Grover tuners, black hardware, Satin Black finish and 24.75" scale. This guitar plays beautifully and is in very clean used condition. I’m including a 5-latch hardshell case which makes this a good deal on this model at $399. Includes hardshell case. (Note: A Floyd-equipped model appears lower on this page).

1972 Fender/CTS 10" 8 ohm Speakers. Very clean pair of CTS 10's for various Fender amps such as Vibrolux Reverb and Super Reverb, or sounds good in any Fender with a 10". One is original cone; other one I had reconed as you can see in the pic. CTS made in '72, 42nd week (137 7242), manufactured for Fender (064121). The original cone speaker has a small 5/8" cut (close-up) that we can seal before shipping. Doesn't affect performance. If you need original equipment to restore your valuable vintage Fender amp, here's a nice pair. $125 for either; $200 for the pair.

ca. 2009 Washburn R314KK Aged Parlor Acoustic, (front), (back), (headstock), (rosette/edge), (binding), (case).  Released in '08 in commemoration of Washburn's 125th anniversary, this small bodied guitar has the vibe of a genuine antique parlor guitar thanks to the dark stain and factory distressed finish. In addition it appears the original owner wanted it to look even more vintage and sanded the finish a bid more. It now truly has the look of a guitar that's been handed down through generations. It has top of the line appointments all around including headstock, neck, and body, adorned with pearloid inlays, herringbone trim, and abalone. The top and back are adorned in wraparound trim including cream binding, black/white, and abalone trim. Beautiful. Features include Spruce top with Trembesi back and sides, Mahogany neck - flamed mahogany on this particular one, bound neck with rosewood fingerboard, rope purfling on the top edge, flat slotted headstock with aged tuners and ivoroid buttons, very wide 1 7/8" nut width, 25" scale, very pronounced V-shaped neck, compensated saddle, carved rosewood bridge with aged wooden bridge pins, and a variety of fretboard inlays.  Being a Parlor model, this guitar isn't going to sound as full as a dreadnought or even a 000 or OM, but for a small body (around the same as a Martin 2-17) that measures just 14 1/8" at the lower bout (9 1/2" upper), this guitar has very good projection and makes a very nice blues style or finger style guitar. It has a distinct mid-range hump that any parlor model will have but doesn't sound overly boxy and is much more balanced that I had anticipated. The neck is a vintage V-shape but it’s not terribly deep so it’s easy to get your hand around. The setup is very good and comfortably playable in all registers. The most remarkable thing about this guitar is the price. For a well built acoustic that is factory aged, Washburn was able to produce it for a mere $719 list price. With our excellent in-house setup is a very good buy at $399 and that includes original old style hardshell coffin case. Parlors are one of our hottest selling acoustics and with this cool aged vibe I think this one is especially attractive.

Rocktek Pedal Lot, (pic2). Includes ADR-02 Analog Delay, GER-01 Guitar EQ, DIR-01 Distortion. Good quality effects for a good price. All are mint in the box. Manual included with Delay and EQ. $75 takes all 3.

2019 Fender Vintera '50s Telecaster - Fiesta Red, (front), (back), (headstock), (case). Really cool new line from Fender for the fans of real vintage Teles. While Fender has opted to put modern features on many of their "vintage" Tele models, the Vintera unashamedly features the original rounded 7.25" fretboard radius and small vintage frets, as well as the period-correct beefy U-shaped maple neck that fills your hand out a bit more than the modern C. It also features Tim Shaw-designed 50's style single coil pickups with Alnico II and III magnets, Formvar-coated wire and staggered and beveled pole pieces, for the real quack and growl of the Tele's of old. Other features include solid alder body, vintage ash tray bridge with 3 brass barrel saddles, vintage style tuning machines, and knurled dome knobs. Cosmetically it's got the look as well with classic custom colors such as this Fiesta Red, single-ply white pickguard and vintage-tinted neck. This guitar plays with ease and despite the vintage frets/radius, no fret buzz or weak spots. It's in beautiful condition with no flaws noted. You can get a new one for $899 with gigbag or perhaps chose this one that looks new and INCLUDES Fender Pro Series tweed case (new cost $139) for $759, or less if you want a gigbag.

PRS Aluminum Johnny Hiland Truss Rod Cover. Aluminum on the headstock is much livelier than plastic. Improve your tone for just $22.

Fender Pure Vintage ’65 Pickguard, (pic2). Drop-in ready, pro assembled. Vintage mint green with cool gold dome knobs and switch tip. $230 online this one’s barely used for $165.

Electro-Harmonix HOG Octave Generator/Synthesizer. EHX mastered the technology of allowing your guitar to function as a tone generator, essentially a synthesizer, WITHOUT the need for a digital-audio converter. These tones have been available for almost 40 years but you needed a special pickup mounted on your guitar, a digital to audio converter box, and then some sort of synth. It was cumbersome and if you only needed it for a few songs a night, too much to lug around and hook up. Enter the HOG, which first became available in 2005, followed by units such as the C9, B9 and Synth9 and more. Without any special equipment the HOG allows your guitar to sound like a synth. Just hook it up like any other stop box, from your guitar to your amp, and you're in business. You'll have control of up to 10 interval pitches including fifth and third intervals, filter sweeps and pitch bends. Using dedicated filtering and envelope filters, with numerous setup and footswitchable options, the HOG is an ultimate performance tool. It can simultaneously generate multiple octaves and harmonics as you play single notes, arpeggios or full chords, all with tracking that's more accurate than most guitar synths that came before. It also has seven expression modes which let you modify your sounds on the fly via expression pedal, MIDI controller, or the expression button on the HOG itself. It has the ability to store six of your presets. There's too much to describe here. For a video demo click here. You can get a new HOG 2 for $478 but if you’re on a budget this original model does the job fine and at less than ½ the price. $215 includes original power supply.

Vintage Solid Brass Saddle Set-1, (Set-2). I have two sets of these, solid brass, and my guess would be either Brass Factory or Star Guitars as the manufacturer. Take your pick. Just $25/set(Both Sold – Chip 2/5).

KGC (Killer Guitar Works) Solid Brass Strat Bridge Plates. Two of these in stock. Both are new but slightly tarnished but we will polish upon request. These are solid brass and milled, not bent. Sells new from KGC for $60/each. Get them here for just $35/each.

Seymour Duncan SHR-1N Hot Rails. Great pickup for your Strat. Good for neck/middle but since it’s a rail pickup works great for bridge as well and with a 10.65K output it’s plenty hot any position. 4-conductor for multiple wiring schemes. Leads are shortened to 6”-7” so measure if you’re going to use in neck. $85 new or get this clean used one for $49. Includes original box, screws and instructions (not shown).

Gibson ’57 Classic/Burstbucker Pro Lead Pair - Nickel. Includes ’57 Classic (neck) as above except nickel cover and 4-conductor wiring plus Burstbucker Lead Pro (bridge) which is also 4-conductor. The Burstbucker features Alnico 5 magnet and wax potting. This pair sells new for $361. Get this pair for $239.

2003 Gibson Les Paul Parts – ’60 Classic, (pickguard). Nearly all the accessories you need for restoring or building a Les Paul. Includes hard to find cream “1960” pickguard with bracket, screw and nut; ABR-1 bridge with studs/thumbscrews; stopbar tailpiece; Gibson Deluxe “vintage green” tuners with screws and inserts; pickup selector ring and washer; switch tip; pickup rings;  output jack plate with washer; and knobs. Individual part prices are $55 pickguard, $45 bridge and tailpiece, $55 tuners – or buy these three and get the knobs/rings/output plate/knobs thrown in for free. $155 takes it all.

2003 Ibanez Artcore AM73 - Trans Brown w/Upgrades, (front), (back), (headstock  tuners), (case).  Tuners upgraded with Sperzel locking! These Artcore series are the best archtops for the money on the market. They are nicely appointed, have quality hardware and good sounding pickups.  I've yet to have one that didn't set up with comfortable action and playability similar to guitars costing 3X the price. The Ibanez ACH1 and ACH2 pickups are medium output pickups that accurately reproduce the cool, complex tones of a hollowbody and work well with effects, notable in a hollowbody.  Features set-in neck (at the cost of most bolt-on's), bound body, neck, headstock and f-holes; maple top-back-sides; Quik Change III tailpiece; ART-1 tuneomatic bridge; 22 vintage frets; and Artcore profile mahogany neck. It's also designed with deep cutaways that offer improved access to the upper frets. Cosmetically there are plenty of clear coat scratches but no structural issues at all. Ibanez is at the forefront of producing quality guitars at amazingly low prices and this Artcore is a perfect example. These tuners run $80 and with a hardshell case this is a nice buy at $299. Notes: (1) Case is a bit large for the guitar; (2) we will be replacing pickup selector prior to shipping.

MXR Analog Chorus. Excellent and affordable choice for players who treasure the warmth of the chorus’s of the late 70’s and ‘80’s. After CE-2’s and CS9’s players needed an affordable alternative and these are around ½ the price of those vintage pieces. It has the usual rate, level, and depth controls, plus low and high EQ cuts to tailor your tone. Click here for a simple demo from MusicToyz. Like the delay above this one’s super clean with the box and paperwork. These are very clean other than Velcro on bottom. Don’t pay $99, get this nice clean one for $65.

Kahler Spyder Tremolo. Another Floyd licensed tremolo but not a dead knockoff of the OFR. The Spyder was used on many of the popular metal axes of the '80s including the HM Strat and Peavey Vandenberg. Note that one of the saddles is black. Single saddles are frequently on Ebay for under $12/shipped. Includes trem arm. $85.

Gibson ABR-1 Bridge – Nickel. New in sealed pack. Upgrade that swayback bridge or gnarly saddles. Sells everywhere for $70. Get this one for just $49.

Gotoh Tuneomatic Bridge. New in sealed pack. Good choice for your project axe if you’re on a budget. These are $35 from Allparts. Get this one for just $22.

USA Customs Stratocaster w/Acoustic Bridge (insert pic depicts actual green color), (pic2 - back pic taken with flash to show color), (headstock/neck), (Fishman bridge).  For those of you who aren't familiar with USA Customs, they've built a solid following, initially via Ebay sales and more recently directly from their web site, www.usacustomguitars.com, offering quality guitar parts and completed guitars, made to order. We’ve had a few of them and in our opinion they’re excellent guitars, at least as good as USA Fender, definitely pro quality in all regards. Starting with an Alder body that's a nice light/medium weight, with a pearloid pickguard loaded with Fender Vintage Noiseless pickups - with CTS pots and switch. You might recognize the bridge as being identical to a PRS bridge and you're correct - It's a "Mann Made", the same suppliers for PRS bridges. This particular bridge is the Fishman VMV Mannmade ($319 part), which has piezo saddles which offer a pretty nice acoustic tone out of an electric guitar. The output jack is a stereo jack and with a basic Y-cable you can send your electric tones  to one amp; your acoustic tones to an acoustic amp or mixing board. There are also a number of wiring options which can be used but for now it's wired in the most basic layout with the volume control being for the magnetic pickups when turned up, or if you roll it back to 9 it controls the acoustic pickups, with the magnetic not in the circuit. This guitar has seen very little playing time and is in lovely shape other than some oxidation to the nickel bridge. Last owner paid $1200, which is reasonable for a quality USA guitar with these features. If you want some great Strat tones, with the flexibility of an acoustic bridge, here's a really nice way to go - just $850, which includes hardshell case. This is a very nice Strat with a comfortable 7 lbs 4.2 oz weight.

Fender Pawn Shop Series Greta Tube Amp, (top), (back). Refinished in Gold with a black front panel! The Greta is part of Fender's cool Fender Pawn Shop series, reflecting the styling of a 1950's tabletop radio. Rated at around 2 watts with a 12AX7 preamp tube, and a 12AT7 power tube, with its volume and tone controls you can actually coax a variety of tone out of it. At very low volume it has a nice clean, but if you want some solid output you'll need to drive it into at least some light distortion. The tone control seems to work very well with the volume and reacts according to how hard the amp is being driven. It's a very pronounced tone control that you'll definitely want to experiment with. Not really intended to be a studio amp, this baby was built to have fun and to look cool. Some players have these on the desk at the office, or in the living room at home. Most people won't even know it's a guitar amp! With an extra 1/8" stereo input, it was designed to play your IPod or phone through it and/or jam along with your tunes. It also features a 1/4" line out to drive other amps, as well as an ext. speaker output. Internal speaker is a 4", 8 ohm. The lighted VU meter serves as a clean/overload indicator. The stock color on these was all red but this one has a cool gold/black/red combination plus a Supreme Hats Cat in the Hat sticker on top. Original list price on the Greta was $259 but some are going above that on Ebay (link). This one has a unique look, works well, and is yours for $175.

Marshall JCM800 1982A (back) (speakers) and Marshall JCM800 1960B (back) (speakers) (side) Cabinets. I need room and it’s time to start moving big gear. The top cab is model Lead 1982 rated at 2800W and loaded with Celestion G12M-70 speakers. Bottom cab is loaded with British-made Celestion Vintage 30’s. Top cab is better cosmetically than the bottom and both cabs show hints of road use but all speakers work and they sound good. Nothing is cooler than a full Marshall stack and if you’re looking to piece together your own, get the pair for $800 (or $450/each).

Source Audio Programmable EQ. Full function programmable EQ in a compact stompbox! It provides a plus/minus 18dB of range over 7 bands, plus an additional frequency band at 62Hz, accessible via the Octave Extend function which optimizes the frequency spectrum to accommodate the specific frequency range of the bass. After you dial in your guitar or bass tone, save it in one of four programmable user presets. Presets are accessible via push button or via scrolling by holding down the footswitch while the pedal scrolls through each preset at an adjustable rate. The scrolling can also function as a tremolo as seen in the videos above. A MIDI input provides remote access to user presets or engages/disengages the effect. This lets you run a MIDI signal from your POD, Eventide Space reverb, TC Nova System, etc. It also functions as a quality clean boost with up to 12dB of boost. It runs on 9V batter or standard external power supply.  For good demos click here for ProGuitarShop and click here for a more detailed look. The new EQ2 pedal adds 3 more bands and a built-in tuner but at $269 you might prefer to opt for this very clean V1 model at less than 1/2 the cost. Just $125 for this very useful pedal.

Wampler Reflection Reverb, (pic2). Simple to use digital reverb that sounds superb and gives you much more control than you'll find on your amp. Four knobs (Volume and Tone; Pre-Delay and Decay) let you dial in just the right amount of reverb and adjust when it kicks in and how long it lasts. The most frustrating thing about amp reverb is if you want a huge wash, it hangs around way too long and muddies up your tone. With this one, just cut back the Decay and have a wash for just a second or two. Another great feature is the mini switch that selects a "big tank" type spring reverb, or studio grade plate reverb. It also features internal switches to control the effect’s tails and dry signal! It features high-grade components, top-mounted jacks to ease in pedalboard placement, 9v-18v power jack, infinite decay and up to 140ms early reflection and internal dip switch for true bypass/buffered to allow ‘trails’ (factory set to true bypass). Made in USA. Offered in brand new condition in the box. Highly recommended for amps without reverb or anyone looking for more control out of the reverb tone. Sells everywhere for $199; get this one for $145.

USA Customs Strat with Fishman Acoustic Mann-Made bridge, (pic2 - back pic taken with flash to show color), (neck pic - shows orangish vintage tint).  Just 7.2 lbs.! For those of you who aren't familiar with USA Customs, they've built a solid following, initially via EBay sales and more recently directly from their web site, usacustomguitars.com, offering quality guitar parts and completed guitars, made to order.  I've had several of them in the past, all were excellent guitars, with quality is at least as good as USA Fender, definitely pro quality in all regards.  Starting with an Alder body that's a nice light weight, with a pearloid pickguard loaded with Fender Vintage Noiseless pickups - with CTS pots and switch. Neck is 21-fret with Gotoh vintage tuners, truss adjust at headstock, and clay dot inlays. It is nicely rounded and fills out the palm of your hand. The profile is very close to a recent USA Fender in the bottom register but it gets noticeably deeper as you go up the neck. You might recognize the bridge (pic here) as being identical to a PRS bridge and you're correct - It's a "Mann Made", the same suppliers for PRS bridges from ’85 thru 00’s.  This particular bridge is the Fishman VMV Mann-made, which has piezo saddles which offer a pretty nice acoustic tone out of an electric guitar.  The output jack is a stereo jack and with a Y-cable, which can be included, you can send your electric tones  to one amp; your acoustic tones to an acoustic amp or mixing board.  There are also a number of wiring options which can be used but for now it's wired in the most basic layout.  This guitar has seen very little playing time and is in really nice shape.  Last owner paid $1200, which is reasonable for a quality USA guitar with these features.  If you want some great Strat tones, with the flexibility of an acoustic bridge, here's a really nice way to go - just $850(SOLD-Geo M 10/24) with case.  Note: Fender vintage logo can be installed for $30 to $70, depending on the style of installation. 

Wampler Plextortion Distortion, (pic2). Made for the seekers of 80s rock tone. If you're into the sound of Van Halen, Dokken, Rat, G'nR, Dokken or AC/DC, chances are this pedal will give you what you're looking for. This is another Wampler Marshall-in-a-Box pedal with a medium-to-high gain approach similar to a pegged JCM800 through a 100W Greenback cab. It differs from the Pinnacle below as being less focused on the "brown sound" and adept at everything from hard rock to neoclassical shredders to heavy metal and speed metal to hair metal. This pedal will make a crappy amp sound decent; a good amp sound great. It features controls for Gain and Volume, as well as a full three-band EQ for versatile tone shaping and a Vint./Modern Toggle switch. Here’s a good demo with a cheap dual humbucker Sterling (link) and check out the tone at 3:30 which sounds remarkable to me. Here’s another (link) by ProGuitarShop. Clean shape in the box and just $139(HOLD-Jeff M 4/1).

Keeley 30ms Automatic Double Tracker Delay, (pic2). An amazing little pedal that was designed to emulate the sounds of the Abbey Road studio. Not just for guitar, this pedal can add that cool vibe to bass, keyboard or vocals. Using an array of studio doubling effects it creates a natural, thicker sounds and even includes an "Abbey Verb" that simulates the reverb chamber in the famed Studio Two. In the Dimension Mode you can create up to two different voices for a stereo double tracked field. The Abbey Mode is more similar to a conventional chorus, simulating synched tape decks with varying tape speeds running in parallel. Works in either mono or stereo mode. There's also a Slapback Mode for 50s rockabilly, with a delay range that goes to 100ms in this mode. In addition there are two internal DIP switches which let you change to pro mode. This thing really sounds breathtaking so maybe take a listen to this demo, (link), with some distorted guitar started around 9:00. Robert Keeley’s pedals are as fine as there are. Own this one for $139(HOLD-Wanda B 10/28).

Electro-Harmonix Bass Clone Chorus. Good sounding chorus based on EHX Small Clone but made specifically to suit the lower frequencies of an electric bass. By adding a crossover switch they have provided a way to preserve the fat punchiness of your bass tone and effect only the higher frequencies. The Treble knob adjusts the highs of both your dry and wet signals while the Bass knobs controls only the low frequencies of your dry signal only. It features true bypass and runs on a 9V battery or external power supply. Clean shape and just $45.

Boss MO-2 Multi-Overtone. First one of these I've ever had and it's a pretty radical effect for Boss. The MO-2 produces pitch-shifting and modulating effects which can take the form of an octaver or 12-string guitar, as well as a multi-layered organ or steel drums. It's really breathtaking when you're driving two amps or channels in the stereo mode but it will work fine with mono. Best of all it's really easy to use; just 4 knobs! Here's a good demo from ProGuitarShop (link). Don't pay $129 when you can get this clean used one for $85.

Decibel Eleven Time after Time Analog Delay DB11-TAT, (pic2). Mint, never used. That classic analog delay sound with modern features that bring it into the current decade. Specifically, it uses vintage Bucket Brigade technology with more than 1/2-second of delay time, an all-analog signal path, and two-speed modulation with adjustable depth. For modern features this baby can store 11 memory presets, includes TAP tempo control, allow full MIDI control and has true bypass. Here’s a demo (link). Sells for $229 everywhere. Get this one, new in the box, for $169.

3 Fender Precision Pickguards. Lot of 3 includes Gold Anodized (metal), 3-ply parchment and 3-ply black. You’re going to pay $46.95 for an anodized by itself but get these 3 for less than the price of a new anodized. $45/all.

Fender Jazz Tortoise Pickguard. Genuine Fender in nice shape. $24.

1973 Fender Jazz Control Plate - complete with control plate, pots, capacitor, knobs and output jack, all pots dated 10th week of '73. $150.

1977 Fender Jazz Bass Case Candy. Includes both covers, thumb rest, screws, owner’s manual/hangtag, and inspection hangtag. Nice stuff to fill out your case compartment for $175.

Fender Reissue Jazz Bass Covers. Includes bridge and neck pickup covers. Clean shape. $24.

Vintage Fender Bass Case #1, (inside), (bottom). Ca. ’67 to ’72 in average vintage condition. Lining in good condition as is the storage compartment and door; all latches and hinges work. Handle has tape around it but works fine. You want to add $400 to the value of your vintage P or J bass? Get the right case. This one’s just $250.

Vintage Fender Bass Case #3, (inside), (latch), (bottom/back), (handle/latches). We just came across some NOS Cheney latch hasps which is allowing us to repair a few old Fender cases which had broken or missing hasps. These are the same brand and type used back in the day and they work perfectly. Cosmetically, this one isn’t great but it’s got plenty of vintage vibe. It was covered with stickers which I removed but didn’t clean it as some players don’t like the clean ArmorAll look. Also has some duct tape on the ends (I said it wasn’t pretty). Structurally though it’s all there with all latches and hinges working and all original except for both end hasps as shown. Logo is the chrome metal Fender without tail, with the registered “R”, which dates it from ’72 through the mid-70’s.  Isn’t your old Fender bass worth $150 for a proper home?

Fender Short Scale Bass Case. This isn’t labeled as a Fender but the construction is identical including original Cheney latches and hinges. Fairly recent, ca. 2000 I would guess. Handles instruments up for 45” with a lower bout of 13.5”. Will probably work on some guitars in addition to short scale basses. Super clean shape. Includes keys. $125.

Schecter Hellraiser V-1 Flying V, (front/abalone binding), (headstock), (back), (battery cover/output jack), (case). Killer Flying V style with dark looks and fat tones that are tailor made for heavy music. The Hellraiser V1 is a remarkable guitar in terms of features, playability, and looks, at an incredible price. It features high-end EMG-81 active pickups with coil split via push/pull volume knob; TonePros Tune-O-Matic with thru-body string mounting; stunning Abalone inlay along the entire edge of the top; Abalone bound headstock; Abalone Gothic Cross inlays, black chrome hardware, set-neck construction with "ultra access" design for easy playing to the top frets, 24 extra jumbo frets, 25.5" scale, mahogany body with 3-piece mahogany neck-thru. The high gloss black finish and loads of abalone trim on this guitar are absolutely gorgeous. More importantly, with these EMG's this guitar sounds fantastic and plays incredibly easy with low action and bends with ease. The design of the neck joint and body contours make this the most comfortable V I've played, especially in the upper register. For a quality made Korean set-neck, with top-quality hardware and EMG's, the Hellraiser V retailed at a remarkable $1069...without case. Better still, this one is as nice as a new floor model and with our killer in-house setup, is an incredible value at just $579(HOLD-Jerry A 2/4/22) and INCLUDES Dean case.

JHS Angry Charlie V3 - Channel Drive, (pic2). Excellent OD/Distortion unit that drives your tone into JCM800 territory. JHS faithfully recreates the famed Marshall tone stack with knobs that cut or boost (straight up is flat) giving your tone the hot-rodded British amp tone most players lust after. Don’t pay $199 when this one’s like new for just $139. Note: I also have JHS Moonshine and The AT

Mooer Cruncher High Gain Distortion. Good sounding micro pedal, especially for rock with a focus on mids and loads of gain to throw your amp into 80’s metal heaven, very Marshally sounding. Built like a tank and features true bypass. Nice pedal for $29.

Xotic EP Booster. Killer mini boost pedal from the fine designers at Xotic. Discrete FET preamp pedal with a low impedance output, based around the classic preamp side of an Echoplex to provide a shimmering boost tone that adds some high end sparkle and definition. It features up to 20db of gain and two internal DIP’s can be used to adjust Unity Gain and Brightness. It's perfect for adding extra sparkle for darker sounding instruments, just enough edge or shimmer to make it stand out in the mix. The Unity Gain makes the boost at 0db at the fully counter-clockwise position and with the switch off you get a 3db boost at the fully counter-clockwise position. By turning off the Bright Switch you can get a full frequency boost that is transparent and gives you back what you put into it. It's a very versatile with more options that it appears to have, and takes up very little real estate on your pedalboard. Operates on 9-18vdc. Sells new for $124; this one’s in clean shape in the box with all paperwork, for $79.

OFF-HOLD: 1999 Schecter A-7+ (Avenger) 7-String, (front/back), (headstock), (bridge), There is a growing following for 7-string guitars. Once the choice of many jazz players, in recent years they have become the choice guitar by some of the heaviest music ever created. Beginning in the early 90's, led by Steve Vai, "Korn" sound became synonymous with the low, huge sound of the 7-string. Numerous other bands and players like Avenged Sevenfold, Limp Bizkit, John Petrucci, Jeff Loomis, etc., have made the 7 a huge part of their band's sound. The A-7 features some very unique contours and a distinct headstock which give this guitar a look all its own. Unlike most of the Diamond Series line, which is built in Korea, I read that this model was built in Mexico, with final inspection and setup done in the USA. The quality control on this line is undoubtedly high as I've had dozens of Diamond Series, usually the Classic or "C" series, and every one set up extremely well with zero issues. The A-7 Plus features a mahogany body for a warm & fat tone, complimented perfectly by a set of Duncan Designed pickups which were custom-wound to fit this model. I've been very impressed with the Duncan-Designed HB-103 pickups used on most 6-strings and these appear to be of equal quality. Other features include 6/1 headstock, maple neck with rosewood board, diamond inlays, 25.5" scale, 24 extra jumbo frets, licensed low-profile Floyd Rose built to specs of the Floyd Rose Pro, Grover tuners, black hardware, 3-way selector with master volume and tone with large radio-style knobs. Although discontinued, the retail price on this model was $899 but this one is perfect with plastic still on the back plates and could be sold as new - for $339. Add a quality Schecter wedge-shaped gigbag for $24 (pic) if desired.

Suhr Koko Boost. Players love the Koko Boost which functions as both a clean transparent boost and a selectable midrange boost. It expands the range of your tube amplifier and OD/Distortion pedals and features an easy layout which includes Boost and Mid knobs, plus a Frequency select switch. It has two foot-switches for instant access to each boost mode. The 3-position Freq switch gives you: Left (Mids): Full and Smooth, tuned specifically to bring out your guitar's natural midrange characteristics; Middle (High Mids): Clear and articulate, voiced to cut through a mix for solo playing; and Right (Low Mids): Fat and Creamy, excellent for thickening up rhythm and lead tones. It also features true bypass and low battery detector. Sells new for $250; this one’s clean in original box for $179. Here are two demos from Suhr (link  link2).

Hughes & Kettner Warp Factory. For you drop D and 7-string players, this is one of the most dark sounding ODs I’ve had. Massive overtones, sustain and huge bottom end. Designed specifically to work with your guitar's volume control to vary the intensity of your attack. To use, dial in your amp's cleanest tone and use the SUB switch to adjust its bottom-end response to suit your amp. Controls are: (1) GAIN controls input sensitivity and determines the amount of distortion; (2) WARP shapes mids (set to the far left position and it boosts low mids from 250 Hz to high mids at 1 kHz, set to the far right, it cuts mids at 500 hertz with a slight presence boost at 3 kHz); LEVEL controls output level without influencing tone; SUB boosts the low end at 90 hertz. (The red ring is no longer visible when activated). 90 Hz is the resonance frequency of a wicked 4 x 12" cab. It’s strictly a front-end effect that isn’t designed to run in an effects loop. Built like a tank to be impervious to the rigors of stage use. Here’s a YouTube demo (link) showing some of its capabilities. Original 12VAC power supply is included. Clean shape. $59.

DOD 201 Phasor. Brand new, pedal is still factory sealed. The simple single knob layout and tone beg comparison to the MXR Phase 90 and the 201 does compare favorably with a similar sounding sweep and sweep rate adjustable via the single knob. The block logo Phase 90 and the 201 were both initially introduced in the 80's with similar tone, built in identical boxes with very solid construction. Excellent sounding phase shifter for $59, new in the box.

TC Electronic Flashback X4 Delay & Looper, (pic2). I've had a number of the regular Flashback delay/looper but this X4 is in a different league offering the power of FOUR Flashback delays plus a 40-second looper with 'undo' function. From the awesome digital 2290 sounds to authentic analog tape echoes, plus radical reverse delays, it can do it all. It also features TCE's TonePrint slots that can be loaded via smartphone or USB port. Best of all it's easy to get around on so you won't have your nose in a manual. Other features include three preset memory locations, tap tempo, 15 delay types, independent loop and delay engines, True Bypass (optional buffered), Analog-Dry-Through, expression pedal input, stereo in/out, MIDI enabled, subdivision selector including dual delay, and loads of headroom. Operates on 9V DC power supply that's included. There are a bunch of good YouTube demo’s. Here’s one (link). Sells new for $249.99 but this one looks like a new floor model for $175.

Tama First Chair Drummer’s Throne. Top of the line throne with clutch lever to easily raise and lower the seat. Seat is made of heavy fabric and very well padded. Most comfortable throne I’ve ever seen. Sells new for $199 everywhere. Get this clean used one for $99.

Boss GA-FC Foot Controller, (stock pic). New in the box. Compatible with most Boss amps including the Katana below as well as Blues Cube Artist, Blues Cube Artist212, Blues Cube Tour, CUBE-80GX, CUBE-40GX, GA-212, GA-112, Acoustic Singer Pro, Acoustic Singer Live, Nextone Artist, Nextone Stage and WAZA Tube Amp Expander.  Use the expression pedal input to plug in your EV-5, FV-500L, and FV-500H expression pedals if desired. Sells everywhere for $129. Get it here for just $85. Buy the Katana below and get the controller for just $50!

Boss Katana Artist 100 Combo, (panel), (top), (back  panel), (paperwork). As new, in the box! On the heels of the successful Katana 100 comes this Katana Artist 100 with enhancements like MIDI footswitch and external speaker jacks. To top it off Boss designed the Artist's amp models to match the redesigned cabinet and custom Waza 12" speaker. It is a more versatile amp that sounds even better with an amp that's tailor made for both studio and stage. At 100 watts you're sure to be heard and it's all inside a very portable 1X12 size. You get 5 great amp voicings, again, designed specifically for the cabinet and custom speaker. Whether you need Clean, Crunch, or Lead you can get 'em all in addition to the clean tone that Boss has always been famous for. Try out the cool "Brown" setting which is borrowed from their BOSS Waza amp for that famous JCM '80s metal tone. Plus, the Acoustic mode makes this amp two-amps-in-one, letting you plug in your acoustic-electric for quality acoustic tone. You can also use it for silent recording by connecting the line out directly to your recorder and bypassing the amp speaker. You can also hook up direct to your PA to keep your stage volume down. Lastly, you can store 15 different effects (and run 3 simultaneously) selected from 58 BOSS effects, using the Boss Tone Studio editor software to customize amps/effects settings. The Effects Loop allows you to add effects pedals after the preamp section. All in all, this is a very versatile amp that's not a bear to get around on. New ones sold for $599. This one has honestly seen only 10 minutes of use and is in dead mint condition, shipping in the original box. Get it now for just $385 or add a new GA-FC controller for $435

Digitech Death Metal. One trick pony but if you seek a good over-the-top metal tone, give it a try. 3-band EQ is only slightly effective and there is no gain knob (it’s full out all the time). You get the idea, similar to a vintage modded Marshall with all knobs turned to 10. Dual outputs (one for amp, one for mixer with a simulated speaker emulator). Really clean condition for $45. I also have Digitech Metal Master, Hot Rod, and Tone Driver.

Ibanez JS-100 Joe Satriani, (front), (back), (headstock), (detail), (case).  The JS-100 is a super shredding machine with great tone and one of the most comfortable guitars to strap on and play all night. All edges are very well contoured with a deep cutaway and an extremely thin contour in the treble cutaway, with an S-shaped body that’s very thin on the edges.  Features a JS neck with a rounder 12" radius for easy chording in the low register with comfortable bends up top - Lo TRS trem stays in tune very well - quality tone via basswood body and a pair of Axis humbuckers (AH1 and AH2) controlled by 3-way switch and push/pull tone pot for coil splits.  Joe has remained a true guitar hero, over 30 years after Surfing with the Alien, when the public took notice of him. This guitar has a fantastic setup, is in lovely condition (any flaws in pics are reflections), and is a great guitar for $399 – or $449 with Ibanez Professional case. Includes trem arm. Note: We usually have some DiMarzio pickups that we can upgrade for $135/pair, parts and labor.

DigiTech Nautila Chorus Flanger, (pic2).  An uncommon chorus/flanger pedal and one that you can be really creative with. With the Nautila's Voice and Drift controls you can add up to eight chorus or four flanger voices and then blend and morph the tone in real-time with the Drift knob. You can also change the modulation speed in real-time by holding down the momentary footswitch and then release. Separate Speed, Depth, Emphasis, Voices and Mix controls give you unlimited shaping of your tone. Other features include true bypass, stereo inputs and outputs, silent switching, and heavy duty build quality. It's powered by a standard 9VDC power supply. Click here for a demo by ProGuitarShopDemos. Sells new for $169. This one's near mint in the box with everything and priced at $115. Includes factory Velcro bottom and "stomplock" knob protector as well as box and paperwork.

Aphex Punch Factory Optical Compressor and D.I. The Punch Factory is built with complex attack and release characteristics. Exhibits no break up even with 20dB or more of gain and delivers near endless sustain plus transparent compression and clean boost. Simple to use with just Drive and Volume knobs, plus an Active/Passive select switch to accommodate the hottest pickups. It features a Low Z output to drive long cords with no loss of highs and features true bypass switching. An LED bar graph shows gain reduction in dBs. Battery works up to 150 hours on a 9V or also works with virtually any external power, 7-36VDC, with any polarity. Cosmetically, it isn't especially clean but it works great.  The new silver model will run you $199 but get this earlier version for well under 1/2, just $79 takes it.  

TC Electronic Flashback Delay and Looper. Another in the new line of Tone Print (link) effects, the Flashback Looper also allows you to easily transfer your favorite delay settings via USB, again, with custom patches by some big name artists. You can skip this write-up and get a better overview at this great demo on YouTube.  You might notice the intro passage on YouTube has the delay set to emulate Eric Johnson on "Cliffs of Dover".  Another cool feature is TCE's audio tapping technology, which allows you to set delay times by strumming your guitar, plus a toggle switch allows you to switch between 16th notes or dotted 8s, for a more U2-like sound.  Features include 10 delay types including the 2290-style delay, 40-second looper with infinite sound on sound recording, 6 seconds delay time, stereo in/out, switchable true bypass and buffered bypass modes, switchable dry signal muting, analog-Dry-Through circuitry preserves your analog tone; Delay Time, Feedback, and FX Level controls.  Built ultra-tough with a metal chassis and a footprint smaller than Boss to preserve your pedalboard space. Every time I get one of these I plan on keeping it but I'm sure another will come along. These sold everywhere for $169. Get this one in dead mint condition for just $110(HOLD-James R CA 1/19).

1972 Gibson Embossed Pickup Covers. Hard to find parts and these are in super clean condition. Removed from a Les Paul shortly after purchase almost 50 years ago and put away in the case. If yours were lost back when everybody was taking them off, or they’ve deteriorated over the years, here you go. $150/set.

Seymour Duncan Hot Tele Neck Pickup STR2. Good match for the Rio pickup below. The STR2 Alnico V pickup is overwound for a hotter (9.9K) output that will hit your amp harder but yet it’s a true single coil. Clean shape. $45.

Fender USA Alnico Strat Pickup Set. Clean Alnico Strat set taken from a ca. ’05 Highway One Strat. Inexpensive upgrade for your import Strat at just $55.

Gotoh Strat Pickup. The pickups you loved in your old MIJ Strat were quite likely made by Gotoh so if you loved that tone you’ll probably love this. This is their Alnico 5, Classic model, made for bridge with a slightly hotter 7.19K output. Great pickup for just $25.

Digitech PDS2700 Double Play. Sold as is. The delay side doesn’t seem to work (we didn’t try to fix it) but the chorus side works perfectly and sounds excellent. Made in USA and although it’s a large pedal for a chorus it’s a pretty good buy at $35.

1980s Casio MG-500 Midi Guitar, (front  front2), (back), (headstock), (Midi controls), (case).  Early model Midi guitar that features a built-in midi converter which is a step above the earliest models which required an outboard midi converter as well as a sound module. It's also a very well made instrument, built by the famed FujiGen Gakki guitar plant which was also the builder of Ibanez and Roland. While the midi controls are somewhat limited, it does drive a midi synth quite okay, with only minimal time lag, around 25ms. For guitar work it features pretty nice HSS pickups with two single-coils and a humbucker with coil tap in the bridge, wired to a 5-way switch. Pickups are passive despite their resemblance to EMGs. Other guitar features include basswood body, vintage tremolo, maple neck with rosewood fingerboard and 22 medium jumbo frets. Operates on 9V adapter or six AA batteries. The MG series were really an engineering feat when they were released. They tracked better and the fact that it had an onboard Midi converter was mind-blowing in the late 80s. The MG's came in two models: this very dated looking (cool too!) MG500 and the Strat-shaped MG510, and came in your choice of red, white or black. For my money this futuristic 500 is way cooler than the Strat model and if you're doing a few 80s songs in your set imagine how cool you'll feel strapping on this bad boy! Get a piece of history, and a pretty darned good guitar and Midi controller, for $450. Includes gigbag and trem arm.

1977 Ibanez Custom Agent Model 2405, (front1  body inlay), (back/sandwich body), (headstock  neck inlays), (minor flaws),  (case).  Definitely a cut above the average Custom Agent on the market and more than any other guitar from Ibanez, this model has achieved legendary status. The Custom Agent 2405 came at the height of Hoshino Gakki's rise in quality and innovation, providing Japanese guitars that were, at the time, better than the USA models they were patterned after. The Custom Agent came on the heels of Gibson's injunction (e.g. "lawsuit")  against Ibanez, claiming that their copies created confusion in the minds of customers, specifically the open-book headstock that Gibson had used for 40 years. I personally believe that the Custom Agent was a middle finger in the face of Gibson. Rather than using the open-book headstock, which the courts determined was a no-no, they used a headstock patterned after Gibson's F5 mandolin. For inlays they used ones that were patterned after a Gibson Style 5 Mastertone banjo rather than the blocks. It could never be mistaken for a Les Paul but it's essentially a Gibson guitar body, Gibson banjo neck, with a Gibson mandolin headstock. Cosmetically these are a thing of beauty with multi-ply binding on the body, neck, and headstock with the headstock also having the Ibanez logo inlaid in pearl as well as a "bug" inlay. The pickguard is a 5-layer in a scroll pattern. Perhaps most impressive is the body inlay where 11 pieces of pearl adorn the area behind the tailpiece, taking on the form of a trapeze tailpiece. Other features include gold hardware, a pair of Super 70 humbuckers, Ibanez smooth-tune tuners, back has belly cut contour, birch body with a separate carved birch top in a "sandwich" construction as used by Gibson in the early 70s, and 3-piece birch neck. This guitar is in nice shape for 43 years old. Gold hardware isn’t heavily worn, which tells me it has spent much of its life in the case. There are some very minor finish chips shown in the “minor flaws” pic above and it has the typical cracks in the binding but none o it is flaking off or anything. Finish has a nice luster to it and is original with no overspray. All in all, this guitar is very for this model. As remarkable as the condition is the playability. It plays as well as most Les Paul Custom I've played. Action is low with no dead spots during bends or fret buzz. Tonally birch is in the maple family so it has a quick transient attack and is overall brighter than a mahogany body. I'm a fan of this wood and wonder why more LP style guitars aren't built with this wood since it has much of the fatness of a LP but none of the low end muddiness. Compared to a 70’s Gibson it’s also lightweight as well, coming in at 8 lbs, 11.8 oz.  f you want a pretty nice example of an iconic model in Ibanez historic, whether to collect or play, this one's beautiful to look at just as good to play. I sold my last one of these 7 years ago for $1999. This one is almost as clean as that one at a much better price, plus it includes what I believe is the original case. Great and rare Custom Agent for $1299. 

OFF-HOLD: PRS Sonzera 50 Head, (panel), (top), (acc.), (back), (cover). I’ve had a few of the high end PRS custom shop amps but for the money the Sonzera really holds its own for the money. Features all-tube circuitry with dual EL34 power with an ECC835 and three 12AX7’s in the preamp. With dual channels, each voiced quite differently, dual reverb, and an effects loop, this is a very versatile amp and an excellent choice for stage use. For players who recognize the distinction, it’s quite touch sensitive, allowing a variety of sounds just by riding your guitar’s volume control. It excels at both British crunch tones and USA classic tones. With the Drive knob cranked it sounds very much like a hot-rodded JCM800, while exhibiting excellent definition, even at these high gain settings. Features include dual footswitchable channels, Clean channel voiced for classic vintage American amp tones, Gain channel voiced for clean boost all the way to full blown distortion, independent tone controls on each channel, separate reverb control on each channel, Shared Presence control, Bright switches on either channel, 4/8/16-ohm speaker outs for any cab option, and built in effects loop. The Sonzera 50 sells new for $799. This one is virtually new without a hint of use and the footswitch never even unwrapped. A sweet deal at $539(SOLD-Will C 7/15/22). Includes footswitch, all paperwork, and even a Fender amp cover.

Digitech TRIO Band Creator. Cool tool for practicing, especially during this socially distant days. Just play any pattern and the TRIO listens to the way you play and automatically generates bass and drum parts that match your song. All you do is plug in your guitar, press the footswitch and while you show TRIO your chords and rhythm it automatically learns it and offers to play along whenever you hit the footswitch again. Seven genres include Blues, Pop, Alternative Rock, Rock, Country, R&B, and Jazz, with up to twelve song styles are available for each genre and you can select between 3/4 and 4/4 time signatures. It can learn up to 3 different song parts which can then be recalled on-the-fly as the song plays back. It offers independent Genre, Style, Tempo, Bass and Drums controls; Guitar and Control Inputs; Amplifier, Mixer and Headphone Outputs; Built-in Guitar Effects (relative to music genre); a Soft Click Footswitch. It also includes a 9V DC adapter. Click here for a demo by ProGuitarShopDemos. They’ve recently come out with the Trio+ but these original models sold new for $279. Get this one mint in the box for just $159.

1990’s Fender “Red Badge” Bass Case. Beautiful case for your 90s Precision or Jazz Bass. Latches, hinges, feet, lining, all in great shape. Nice case for your collector’s condition semi-vintage Fender. $125. Need some case candy? Add Goodie Bag – Fender American Standard Bass for $29.

2017 Gretsch G2655 Streamliner Center Block Jr., (front), (back), (headstock), (detail), (Gretsch/TKL case). “As new” killer semi-hollow by the kings of the archtop and weighs in at under 6 lbs 3 oz! The Streamliner is designed for high gain-friendly performance, assisted by a pair of Gretsch Broad’Tron BT-2S humbucking pickups and a spruce center block. These pickups are made specifically for the Streamliner line and are characterized by very good note definition and a tighter bass response. The center block runs the length of the body and eliminates feedback, especially as you crank the gain and the body vibrates sympathetically. It uses the standard 3-knob configuration (2 volumes and master tone) plus there's a master volume on the upper bout. Other features include laminated maple body with gloss Torino Green finish, aged white binding with B/AW/B purfling, 1.75" body depth, U-shaped maple neck with rosewood fretboard and 22 medium jumbo frets, 12" fretboard radius, aged white neck binding, synthetic bone nut, 1 5/8" nut width, anchored adjusto-matic bridge with Gretsch "V" stop tailpiece, nickel hardware, black pickguard with Gretsch logo and vintage style big block inlays. Set up is low and comfortable and the design of this guitar will lend itself to many styles of music, including rock. Click here for a demo. You can't get Torino Green any longer but other colors sell for $449 new without a case or bag. This one's in brand new condition, flawless, and includes a top of the line Gretsch/TKL Canadian case ($159 new). Get it with the case for just $429(HOLD-John G 1/27), set up to perfection and ready to rock.

TC Electronic Ditto X4 Looper, (top/back). Wildly popular single looper that sounds great and is easy to use. Building on the original Ditto, the Ditto expands it by two footswitchable loop tracks with adjustable decay, and 7 onboard loop effects. Great for the stage or studio, its MIDI sync starts/stops recording and switching loops in exact time with your backing track or tempo map; 100% seamless. It also features stereo I/O and allows you to store, play back, and manipulate five minutes of 24-bit audio. I’ll add an online demo later today. These sold originally (and still selling at some sites) for $299. Get this one, dead mint in the box, for just $199(HOLD-James R CA 1/17). Includes power supply, all paperwork, rubber strips for desktop use.

Godin Radiator – Black Onyx, (front), (back), (headstock), (gigbag). Good enough for the pro player, for under $400! Godin offers top quality guitars at remarkably reasonable prices. Known primarily for their acoustic models, they also build some great solidbodies such as this Radiator. It has some of the vibe of a 60's Italian-made guitar with the black pearl MOTS top. It’s a very classy look with the gloss black finish accented with a large black pearl pickguard. Check out this review (click here) from Ultimate Guitar where it received a 9.4 overall. Stock features include chambered Silver Leaf Maple body, rock maple neck with maple fretboard, flat 12" radius, shorter 24 3/4" scale, 24 medium jumbo frets, 1 11/16" nut width, Low-Noise Godin-Design single-coil pickups controlled by Vol-Vol-Tone which lets you blend any combination you desire, Black Onyx finish. The single coil pickups sound very good and they're fairly quiet (Godin calls them "low noise"). The set up on this guitar is fantastic, with low action and no fret out on bends anywhere on the neck. Cosmetically it’s as clean as it gets; could be sold as new in a store. Superbly crafted, you’ll question how you can build a guitar in North America for under, well under, $1000. The quality is evident, well above Asian import models at around the same cost. Godin has recently released an updated Radiator ($800) with PAF pickups but these original Radiators sold new for a mere $599, which was and is a bargain. This one is immaculate, set up to perfection and a bargain at $350(HOLD-John D REhold date 12/8). Includes well-padded Godin gigbag.

Electroharmonix Big Muff Pi – Modified & Refinished, (circuit). Appears to be a standard USA Big Muff with the inclusion of a mini-switch. The switch seems to take the tone knob in and out of the circuit. In the off position it sounds very fat with rich lower and upper harmonics. In the on position I think it probably sounds stock, going from fat to searing as you turn the knob. This pedal does a 60’s classic fuzz like few others and there are many available tones in there. $49.

Fender Strat Pickguard Fat '50s Pre-Wired Parchment, (back). 3-ply parchment guard with aged plastic knobs and tip. If you're looking for a classic, glassy vintage tone (6K-6.3K) this should get you there. A trio of Custom Shop Fat ‘50s pickups, Formvar magnet wire, reverse-wound middle pickup, staggered hand-beveled alnico 5 magnets for balanced output, and period-correct cloth wire and fiber bobbin. Sells new everywhere for $299. This one is practically new and is just $175(HOLD-Ralph P 7/11).

Fender Strat Pickguard Gen 4 Noiseless Tortoise, (back). For a more modern tone with hotter 9.8K output, this will do the job nicely. A trio of Fender Gen 4 Noiseless pickups which is the same found on Fender's Clapton Strats, featuring Alnico 2 magnets, classic single-coil tone without hum or buzz, staggered, hand-beveled pole pieces mounted in a fiber bobbin and Orange Drop capacitor. Sells new online for $299. This one's practically new and is just $175.

2005 Fender Eric Clapton Artist Series - Olympic White, (front  detail), (back), (headstock), (finish crack  back discoloration), (case). Killer Noiseless era Clapton. After 15 years of gold Lace pickups the Clapton changed to Noiseless which opened it up to some new players who wanted a more modern tone. This era also has a softer V neck which also appealed to more players. It retains the fat tone of the earlier model, namely the active mid-boost, with the body specially routed to accommodate the circuit board for the 25dB mid-boost, as well as a TBX in place of the other "Tone" control.  Eric's original Blackie, which he played extensively throughout most of his career, was assembled with a '57 neck on a '56 Alder body.  "Blackie" made its debut in 1973 and remained his primary guitar through 1985. Fast-forward to 1987 and the Clapton signature model was released. This one plays beautifully with very good sustain and low action, no buzz. A few mods include anodized gold pickguard (we can switch to original upon request) and Dunlop strap lock pins. Cosmetically there is a finish crack shown and some scratches and discoloration on the back. Knobs have naturally turned green which is cool to me, and some wear on the “Noiseless” lettering. Front is very clean, neck is clean. Presents as a very tidy guitar. A new Clapton's running $1649. Consider this lightly used one for just $950(HOLD-John I 1/14). Includes Fender G&G tweed case that's not as clean as the guitar but structurally 100% - and tremolo arm.

JHS "The AT" Andy Timmons Signature Channel Drive Guitar Effects Pedal, (pic2). Designed for guitar shredder Andy Timmons, formerly of Danger Danger and several other band in addition to being a successful studio ace. Andy started using the JHS Angry Charlie years ago as his main dirt channel. The AT has four knobs and a three position toggle switch. The “EQ” control is a low pass filter that very naturally allows you to darken and brighten the overall tone of the pedal and the “Air” control is another low pass filter, but it is focused only on the high treble frequencies allowing the AT to perform perfectly with virtually any amplifier as you can adjust in fine detail along with the corresponding “EQ” control. The 3-Way toggle is called the “Headroom” toggle. In the down position you have what we refer to as the 50 watt mode. The middle position is 100 watt mode and the up position is the 25 watt mode. These replicate different wattages of a tube amplifier. For instance, the middle 100 watt mode is clean, loud and full of power, with the drive knob under 50% you can achieve nice overdrive tones that set single coil pickups on fire with huge low-end and a powerful punch. The down position 50 watt mode gives you nice crunch/distortion that has a full frequency response. This mode is perfect for those looking for that classic British gain stage of the JCM800. The up position 25 watt mode reaches all the way into distortion territory and has rich harmonics, enhanced mid’s and more of a cutting presence. If you love gain, this is the mode for you. This is an extremely versatile pedal that covers a large range of gain territory. Works safely on multiple voltages from 9 to 18. Before the V2 came out this model sold for $199. This one is “like new” in the box with everything, for $139.

Laney Ironheart IRT-Studio Rack Tube Guitar Head with USB Interface, (back), (accessories), (Laney bag). For you who are familiar with the Ironheart series, the IRT-Studio Rack delivers the same tones as beefier heads, but in a studio-approved low-wattage package. It also includes some neat features you'll love. Equally at home recording in the studio setting or live performance, it features a USB Audio I/O and a RE-AMP send jack. The USB supplies both a dry signal and the processed signal - split left and right to your DAW - directly into either your recording deck, allowing you to change your original guitar tone  - without re-tracking! It also has an internal dummy load - conventional tube amps require you to connect an external speaker when using a simulated out but the IRT-Studio's dummy load allows you to record with complete silence. This high-quality speaker-emulated record out is immediately after the output section, allowing your tube tone to both your DAW and PA at the same time; great for recording live shows. Other features include Power: 15 watts of tube power with dual EL84 (power) and three 12AX7 (preamp); three footswitchable channels; dual inputs 15W and <1W; 3-band EQ, push-pull EQ shift, presence, pre-boost, volume, gain knobs; built-in reverb; FX loop; speaker-emulated line out; internal dummy load for silent recording; Aux. input; XLR line out; USB connectivity for direct recording. This unit can either be a desktop/amp top or mounted in a rack with included rack ears. Sells new for $889. This one's in immaculate condition and includes all accessories plus a Laney carrying bag for your pedals, cords and accessories. All this for just $550. Includes rack ears, 4-button footswitch, long stage cable, USB cable and power cable. It also includes a Laney carrying case for accessories.

Blackstar Artist 15 1X12 Combo, (top/panel), (back), (patchbay/spkr), (footswitch). Blackstars latest in the all-tube small combo market. It's best described as a British amp with an American accent (thanks GP!) with its chimey British tone despite its American 6L6 power. Tubes are a pair of 6L6's with a pair of 12AX7/ECC83 in the preamp. It's a dual-channel amp with Channel 1 feature just a Volume and Tone, with Channel 2 having Bass, Middle, Treble, Reverb, Master Volume and an ISF knob. The ISF is a patented design which when turned one way offers USA tones with a tightened lower end and emphasis on the treble and plenty of presence. When you dial it clockwise you get British tones with lows and mids beefed up for warmth, or you can go to clean or crunchy (vintage Vox or Marshall). On the back (bottom actually) panel you have an effects loop selectable to +4dB or -10dB, outputs for 2X16 ohm or 1X8 ohm, Emulated output for recording, and footswitch jack. It's a remarkable good sounding amp with more versatility than most small combos. The reverb is very nice sounding and with the Master Volume on Channel 2 you can crank some very good sounding Overdrive at lower volumes. Speaker is a Celestion V-type which is a more affordable Vintage 30. I like the speaker and wouldn't rush out to grab an upgrade. Here's a good demo from Premier Guitar (link). This amp sells new for $799. This one is in mint condition other than missing the mesh bottom panel on back. A great buy in my opinion at $450.

Ibanez TS9 Tubescreamer Reissue. A true classic and one of the most authentic tube amp sounds ever to come out of a pedal. Velcro on bottom and missing label but very clean shape in the box. $69.

2017 Ibanez RGAIX6FM Iron Label Series, (front  bridge), (back), (headstock), (acc.). Ibanez's newest addition to the great RGA line with its sleek carved top, warm and thick mahogany tone and no frills controls and hardtail bridge, finished in Transparent Gray Flat. For the first time though, this one isn't in the Prestige line and since it's not a Japan model it's much more affordable. It's a striking looking guitar with flame top and white binding on body, neck and headstock. With its dark gray finish and black hardware it has a stealth look that give it a HM appearance. It has the All Access Neck Joint and Nitro Wizard neck with a 16" radius which is great for soloing, tapping, and single note passages and combine for superb playability. For hardtail fans the Gibraltar II bridge is lower than the original Gibraltar but has plenty of mass for good sustain and plenty of room for intonation. Another nice touch are the Gotoh Japan locking tuners. The USA DiMarzios and switching options give it great tone for all styles with defined upper mids and are ceramic which yields the fast bass response desired for HM style. Ibanez opted for 3-way with coil split on this model which gives you more combinations than a 5-way. For woods it has a thick mahogany body with a maple cap, classic. The neck is 3-piece bubinga and maple with a sleek ebony fretboard. It feels great. Lastly, it's a very light guitar so no neck fatigue. Other specs include 25.5” scale length, 24 jumbo frets, black hardware, DiMarzio Fusion Edge pickups, single volume control and satin finish body and neck. Sells new for $899. This one's pretty much immaculate, set up to perfection, and just $599. Includes manual and all tools.

GFS Effects Lot – Reverb, Trem, Fuzz, Overdrive, Tuner, (reverb), (trem), (fuzz), (OD/dist), (tuner). Nice little collection to outfit your pedalboard. All of these are built solidly with heavy duty switch and all have true bypass. All have a steel enclosure with stainless steel hardware, thick double sided high-quality PC boards and super high quality low noise components. A few details and original price: Retro ‘Verb ($69.95) is a stereo reverb and is digital but voiced to sound vintage analog. It is stereo-through so it can accommodate either a mono or stereo input and has true stereo outs. Choose Hall/Spring/Room reverb types and long or short reverb returns. Liquid Trem ($49.95) gives you the old school pulsing warm tremolo sound uses a pure analog circuit. It's the same type that Fender used on the Tremolux. Simple and perfect. Pro Fuzz ($49.95) delivers a fat, warm fuzz (not the harsh tone of a lot of fuzz's) and isn't noisy like a lot of vintage fuzz pedals. It has a very "vocal" midrange with warm lows and smooth treble. If you're not a fan of many fuzz pedals, try this! Greenie Classic distortion ($49.95) uses the mid-heavy Tube Screamer OD as the starting point but adds two more completely different voicings. Using the JRC 4558 chip there's also a unique tone control that adds an upper mid bite in the last 15% of its travel. It features modes for: "Classic" which is like the classic TS9 with thick mids, big bottom end and crunchy highs; "Fat" is a thicker, fuller, warmer version of this tone and is great for modeling amps or solid state; and "Tight" is a leaner, more modern Tube Screamer sound that's extra good for rich sounding amps. The GFT90 Tuner ($44.95) is fast and ultra-stable with plenty of brightness for stage settings. Outputs are labeled "Bypass" and "Output". Bypass allows you to keep your signal unchanged- whether the tuner is engaged or not, your guitar signal will be passed to the amp. Output mutes the sound of the guitar when the pedal is engaged which allows you to tune without the audience hearing you. These pedals will set you back $265 new. All of these are mint except for Velcro on the bottom and yours for just $175. If you need it I can include a new Roadrunner pedal case (pic) ($44 online) for $24. It’s big enough to fit these effects plus another one or two.

1980 Boss GE-6 Graphic Equalizer, (sides), (serial/splice). Boss's first compact EQ pedal. Period correct features include long dash "-" between the "GE" and "6", silver lid screw, ink-stamped serial inside the lid, and black bottom Made in Japan sticker. Not museum quality but nice shape for an early Boss pedal and all original except for 9V clip which is a newer one that's spliced on. These are fairly rare since most guys in 1980 didn't appreciate the value of EQ so not many new ones were sold. Definite collector's value due to the age and rarity but an effective EQ for $75(Tent Hold – Pete 4/4).

Behringer V-Amp Pro Guitar Preamp and Amp Simulator - With Custom Rack, (close-up), (back), (back panel). The V-Amp Pro is the 19 in. rack-mount version of the V-AMP 2 with extensive MIDI and digital connectivity. You get a great collection of 32 classic amps, 15 famed speaker cabinets and 16 studio-quality effects: everything from vintage combos to supercharged gain monsters. Store your own presets in the 125 memory locations or get presets developed by today's hottest players. It includes pre-DSP send/return and post-DSP stereo inserts as well as balanced stereo XLR DI out with ground lift. A BNC wordclock input for synchronization and a 24-bit/96 kHz digital output with AES/EBU and S/PDIF connectors. Plus, it has Behringer's exclusive auto wah and rotary effects and DI output with Ultra-G cabinet simulation designed by famous amp designer Juergen Rath. The V-AMP Pro is a great tool for the studio, or works equally well as you live backline set-up. The rotary knobs have LED's for easy recognition of your settings. The rack is custom made and very well built including staining and lacquer finish, with an extra space available should you want to include another effect or a one-space power amp. The V-Amp sold new for $169, not including this very nice rack. Own the one with a great custom made rack, for just $99, or without rack $79.

2007 Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster - Chrome Silver, (front  front-2  S-1 switch), (back), (headstock  fretboard), (case). Up until a few years ago the American Deluxe was Fender top of the line production guitar, occupying a space between the American Standard and Custom shop models. It features many enhancements over the Standard including choice electronics, hardware, and cosmetic features. Electronics consists of three Samarium Cobalt Noiseless pickups controlled by the S-1 switching system. The S-1 switch is located in the center of the volume knob and features different pickup combinations depending on whether the switch was in the up or down position. This switching doubles the switching options including series/parallel and all three pickups simultaneously. Choice hardware options include staggered height locking tuners, two point synchronized tremolo with stainless steel saddles and pop-in tremolo arm. Cosmetic enhancements include colorful abalone dot inlays, raised chrome logo and black pear pickguard/backplate with matching pickups, black knobs and switch tip. Lastly, it features a contoured neck joint to facilitate more easy play in the upper register. Other features include alder body, maple neck with rosewood fretboard, 22 medium jumbo frets and 9.5" radius. Other than perhaps some light scratches on the plastic this guitar presents as new. Simply stunning condition and with this chrome silver finish accented with black pearl it's a head turner as well. Includes original case as well as Fender strap with pick holder, Fender cable, Schaller strap locks, polishing cloth, trem arm, all Allen keys, and assorted paperwork. Absolutely killer playing Strat, in immaculate condition, yours for $1099. 

Fender HSS Strat Loaded Pickguard – JB+Texas Specials, (back). Super pro assembly, drop in ready. This is a killer set up with a Seymour Duncan JB bridge humbucker and two Custom Shop Texas Specials in the middle and neck, with USA pots and switch mounted on a Fender HSS tortoise guard. All wires tied off with zip ties and cut to perfect length. Easy install – just connect the output jack wires and ground wire and you’re up and running. You’ve got $274 worth of parts here ($212 pickups, $37 guard, $25 pots/switch) plus whatever your tech might charge to build this up but I’d guess around $300 all in. Get it here for just $175. Remind me and I can include the tortoise back plate (pic) for $7 extra.

BYOC Phase Royal, (circuit).  BYOC's take on the classic MXR Phase 90 circuit, but with massive modifications including a depth control to add just a hint of phase shifting. Resonance control to adjusts the vocal quality of the phase shifting, from chewy script logo tones to throaty vowel like tones. Also added is a wet/dry mix control that goes from 100% clean guitar signal to pure phase shifting pitch vibrato that's similar to the Magnatone vibrato. IC's are four of the classic JRC 4558D. They've also added two more phase stages for a total of 6 phase stages. It does the classic Phase 90 tone that's even more intense and over the top but added a switch so you can change between 4 and 6 phase stages.  Check out YouTube for some demo's, like this one.  Sells new as a DIY kit for $89.99 but this one's pro-assembled...for less. Just $59. I got ambitious with a label maker but if you want to paint it I can include fresh labels. 

2003 Warwick Rock Bass Corvette 4, (front), (back), (headstock). Super comfortable to play, superb tone, all in an affordable and attractive bass. The Rock Bass offers unprecedented value in a Warwick as part of their import line. Marketed to rock players, with the string spacing, active electronics, and a fast neck feel that lets you play hard-driving, powerful bass. From a player's standpoint, it's extremely well balanced, easy to play, seems to hug your body just right, much like a Spector. There are many tonal options via the dual MEC pickups with two-band active preamp. As with all Corvette Basses, it features quality MEC "Gold active pickups. The latest iteration of the Rock Bass Corvette features larger MEC pickups that look like Musicman, but I can't imagine they sound better than these. Body is alder with a transparent blue finish that lets the grain show through. The new Rock Bass Corvette with two piece bridge and Musicman style pickups sells for $1199. For around 1/3 that price you can have this older model, set up to perfection and ready to gig right now. Just $399 and includes gigbag.

Peavey Rockmaster - Single Humbucker, (front), (back), (headstock). Your very basic starter guitar but this one plays great and that's super important when you're just starting out. A lot of beginner electrics are toys but this is far from that. Although very lightweight, it uses a 7/8 basswood body and full scale (25.5") neck so it feels the same as playing a Strat. Other features include maple neck with rosewood fretboard, 21 medium jumbo frets, single humbucking pickup with volume and tone controls, die-cast tuners, 1.65" nut width, hardtail bridge with strings-thru-body. It's a good sounding guitar and that combined with very comfortable action should make this an easy pick for someone looking for their starter guitar, or even a more accomplished player who just wants a cool single-humbucker guitar. Very clean, no flaws noted anywhere and just set up today including a new set of D’Addario light gauge strings. $59.

Peavey Automixer Footswitches. (one of the 2-button switches was sold) For your old-school Peavey amps. Choice of 2-button or 3-button. 3-button has a spliced cable. All use the 5-pin din plug and long stage cables attached. $25/each.

2018 Gretsch G5230T Electromatic Jet with Bigsby - Airline Silver, (front  detail), (back), (headstock), (case). Classic Gretsch solidbody jet with an arched maple top and chambered basswood body finished in a gloss Airline Silver finish. Some nice touches on this model including quality pickups and hardware, body and neck binding, and classic thumbnail inlays. For pickups Gretsch went with Blacktop Filter'Trons for the classic 50's Gretsch tone. Although they're humbuckers, they're voiced differently than most with a less fat (and muddy) bottom end but with a jangly tone that cuts more like a single coil. With the chambered body, they yield a very woody tone that's clear and a bit more complex than the average humbucker. Other features include black walnut fretboard with 22 medium jumbo frets, anchored Adjusto-Matic bridge with Bigsby vibrola tailpiece and vintage Kluson type tuners. Set up is low and comfortable and cosmetically it's in excellent condition with zero fret wear. Only mod is the truss rod cover was lost so we used a Gibson part. This deal also includes a quality Canadian-made Gretsch/TKL case, Tolex over wood, which is in similarly perfect condition. With a new one running $599 plus $149 for this model case, get this nice used one including this quality case for $529.

2009 Crafter SA-QMOS Slimline Acoustic Electric, (front), (back), (headstock), (preamp), (case/strap). A lot of guys inquire about my "got to" guitar. The guitar I gig with 90% of the time is a modified SA-QMOS. It can cover all the acoustic stuff I do plus is very capable of rock music with the magnetic pickups. The reason I like it is the tone, versatility, comfort, and superb playability. This QMOS is just like mine except we added a P90 bridge pickup and 3-way switch to my personal guitar. The SA-QMOS is a highly regarded copy of the Taylor T5 with excellent playability, much like the T5's I've had. The stock electronics are quality stuff with a L.R. Baggs Element saddle transducer, Kent Armstrong lipstick neck pickup, and a blend fader to mix the acoustic and electric tones. The preamp also includes controls for volume, mute, phase, bass, middle, and treble. Other features include finely quilted maple veneer top finished orange sunburst, solid back and sides, sound chambered body with dual bound f-holes, mahogany neck, Indian rosewood fretboard with mother of pearl inlays, 1 11/16" nut, 25 1/2" scale, 18:1 deluxe tuners, Indian rosewood bridge, gloss finish, and dovetail neck joint. Overall excellent condition. Frets are perfect so I don't think it's seen much actual playing time. This guitar sounds excellent with quality acoustic tones from the Baggs Element and electric tones from a Tele style lipstick pickup that's great for country or jazz. There isn't any feedback issues with either the electric or acoustic pickups so it would work very well in a live setting with monitors cranked up. Overall, this guitar performs flawlessly. The SA-QMOS listed for $1199 and sold new for around. Based on my love for this model I consider it an exceptional buy at $599. Excellent quality 6-latch original case and is included as well as a Lock-It locking strap.

PRS Soapbar Pickup. From a recent PRS SE One. Removed when new so clean shape and a good upgrade for many P90 guitars. $29. Includes spacer/spring set.

Dunlop Fuzz Face Mini – FFM2 Germanium. Mint condition FFM2 with Germanium transistors. Everybody likes a germanium fuzz in their pedalboard but the larger models take up a load of space on your pedalboard, thus the Mini. The FFM2 has vintage circuitry with modern modifications. It's based on the mid-'60s Fuzz Faces with slightly mismatched germanium transistors which contributes to a warmth that you can't get out of the harsher sounding silicon transistors. Legends like Jimi Hendrix and David Gilmour swore by them. These sell new for $129 but this one is flawless and just $85.

2019 Fender Player Duo-Sonic HS w/case, (front  bridge), (back), (headstock), (case). Dead mint/unplayed condition. Good to see Fender finally coming out with a nice quality Duo-Sonic. They've done a Squier version which was a good guitar for the money but had little in common with the original models. Released in 1956, the Duo-Sonic (and single pickup Musicmaster) was marketed for the student guitarist. It was simple, with a scaled down body with comfortable rounded edges all around, dual single coil pickups and short (22.5") scale length. The new Duo-Sonic, offered with two single coils or this humbucker/single coil combination has the same small rounded body, simple design electronics with volume/tone/3-way switch, and hardtail string-thru-bridge with bent steel saddles. A few enhancements from the original design include a flatter 9.5" radius, 22 (medium jumbo) frets, and slightly longer 24" scale length. With a scale 1.5" shorter than a Strat or Tele you'll notice that strings easily bend up 3 half-steps or more. It's a lot of fun to play. The humbucker is tappable via push-pull tone pot which gives you a total of 5 pickup combinations. Other features include Fender/Ping sealed tuners, C-shaped maple neck, synthetic bone nut, Duo-Sonic single and humbucker pickups and vintage logo. This guitar plays with ease and is in fact is capable of sounding similar to the Duo-Sonics of yesteryear, plus some more modern tones. These sell new for $599 without a case or gigbag. Get this one in brand new condition with a new case for just $499(HOLD-Chuck L 3/8). Includes case with keys, hang tag, and original paperwork.

Celestion Ten 30 Speaker. AKA G10R-30 and original equipment for many 10” combo amps today. Good replacement speaker and an upgrade for some combo amps. Specs include 8 ohms, 85 Hz - 5.5 kHz freq response, 30W RMS power handling, 1.25" voice coil. Sells everywhere for $35 but get this one for $20.

Boss DD-6 Digital Delay.  Same specs as above. One changed knob, missing bottom label, works perfectly. $65.

Focusrite iTrack Professional Dock, (back), (lit up), (misc.). Note: Unit is for users who want to record strictly on an iPad (4th Gen)/iPad Air/iPad mini/iPad mini with retina display - with official Apple approved "Made for iPad" status). The sleek Focusrite industrial design provides the perfect platform to dock, charge and record music with the new generation of iPads with Lightning connectors. It is the best sounding iPad-based workstation, featuring premium Focusrite A-D/D-A conversion with over 105dB dynamic range and the ability to record at up to 24bit, 96kHz sample rates. It uses Two Focusrite Mic preamps, as featured in the Scarlett range of USB audio interfaces, including 48V Phantom power for use with condenser microphones and unique gain halos to easily set the input gain. It also provides a guitar input with plenty of clean, clear headroom to capture both quiet and loud guitars with remarkable clarity. It also has a USB MIDI port for class compliant MIDI controller connectivity (MIDI + power) - perfect for connecting a controller like the Novation Launch key or Launch key Mini. This unit is mint in the box with registration code, manual, power supply. Sold new for $199; get this one for just $110.

PRS McCarty Pickup Set. Finish wear, especially on the bridge pickup, so they’ll be more appropriate for your road warrior than your museum piece. Traditional braided lead plus a separate white lead to split the coils so you can use with a 5-way rotary or 3-way with push/pull pot. $149/pair.

EMG SAV Strat Pickup Set – Complete, (harness). Unlike the slick top EMG’s, the SAV set looks like a traditional passive set with exposed coils and standard covers, but it’s really an active set with Alnico magnets. Includes volume pot and tone pots, and 9V battery clip. Newer set with EMG’s solderless pickup connectors. A new SA set will run you $249. Maybe consider this set for just $125.

Fender Squier Humbucker Set. Bridge and neck (labeled F and R) with medium output in the 9K’s. Inexpensive way to build your HH project. $29/pair.

Warmoth HH Strat - Mahogany Neck, (front/back), (headstock), (neck spec sheet), (neck  neck machine screws), (pickguard).  This is a guitar we built up in April '09 but, I discovered today.  We built this for a customer on a deal that apparently fell through and it never made it to the site until now!  It's got a great look, and ever better tone and playability.  Rather than the normal maple, this is a mahogany neck, usually found on Gibsons, with loads of factory options.  It's one of the new style Warmoths with the truss rod adjustment on the treble side near the cutaway.  It has the Wizard back shape, which is thin and flat, with a very flat 16" radius on rosewood board, 22 medium jumbo frets (6150), clay dot inlays, with factory installed black graphite nut and Sperzel locking tuners.  Body is a Mighty Mite solid alder, factory finished to a super high gloss.  Pickups are Seymour Duncan with a JB bridge and Jazz in the neck, controlled by a standard 3-way.  We can make it a little more versatile with a 5-way or push-pull...inquire.  It has all black hardware including Sperzel locking tuners (staggered height so no string tree needed), Dunlop locking strap pins, Gotoh vintage style tremolo bridge with heavy steel block, black metal knobs, and black neckplate with flush mounted machine screws.  A lot of name players, Danny Gatton being the earliest proponent I can recall, swear by these machine screws with steel inserts in the neck.  There is less loss of energy in the metal-metal transfer than with a metal screw to wood and you can take the neck off 1000 times without any wood fatigue.  Danny used to remove his neck to fit in the overhead compartment of planes, which prompted him to start using this design to keep the wood from getting distressed.  We chose a black pearl pickguard and backplate for this which looks "right" with the black body and hardware.  It's all new parts so it's in immaculate condition.  You can build one of these for around $800 in parts (neck/tuners alone were $368) and a lot of spare time and expertise, or you can get this one, pro-assembled and set up to perfection, for just $699 including a free Chris's Guitars gigbag, or a polyfoam case for $55.

USA Flag Les Paul Pickguard. Great for your July 4th gig, assuming gigs will be back by then. Clean shape. $25/shipped.

EMG P-Bass Pickup Set – Complete. Cheap and easy upgrade to your bass. Back in the day these EMG sets were standard equipment on many high end basses including Jacksons, Hamers, and my personal bass, the Guild Pilot. They sound very close to a vintage P but with a little more definition and slightly higher output. This set is complete with pickups, pots, output jack, and battery clip. $59 takes it.

Fender USA Bass Tuners. For your Fender P or J bass. These are from late 90s Fender USA Deluxe Jazz. Outwardly these look the same as the '83 Fender Precision Elite bass I have in stock so they may work with that too. Pat# 3982462, Part# 2547662. Clean shape. Work well. $55.

1960’s Italian Zither, (music/box). Fairly complete, comes with original box and 8 pieces of  “sheet music” which shows you the string to pluck. Easy to learn and fun for the whole family. Zither is some sort of hard plastic with a Masonite back. Just slide a music sheets slide right under the strings and start playing. Made by Harbert Italiana Milano. Nice shape for 50+ years. $29.

1958 Silvertone U-1 Mod. 1317 - Bronze, (front  with flash), (side), (back), (headstock/neck), (electronics), (case). Great playing Dano/Silvertone U1 in the classic Bronze lacquer finish on a Masonite over pine body. It features the classic “Coke Bottle” headstock with 3+3 tuners and painted to match body, clear plastic pickguard with white vinyl underlay, white vinyl tape “binding”, aluminum strap pins, metal nut, single coil lipstick tube pickup, two white plastic knobs and a four-way adjustable chrome plated brass bridge with a Brazilian rosewood saddle. Sears (Silvertone) sold a ton of these back in the day, usually as a first guitar for an aspiring rock and roll star. These were made by Danelectro, Neptune NJ, with a catalog price of $39.95 ($20 more for the 2PU version) in either Bronze or Black. To quote the Sears catalog: "Solid Body Guitar with slim, non-warp neck. Two steel bars placed in triangular truss position inside neck. Brazilian rosewood fingerboard. Force-fitted position markers. Accurately fretted. Solid center body core of hardwood balanced by hollow wing sections. 4-way adjustable bridge-up, down, forward and back. Split shell pickup. The only metal enclosed pickup to avoid "shorted turn effect." 3-position switch on both models. Double tone and volume control knobs for each pickup. Lustrous black finish with ivory trim or bronze and ivory lacquer finish." In addition to the volume and tone this has the 3-way “mud switch” as found on early Telecasters. It’s basically choice of full bass, full bright, or adjustable depending on the pot rotation. Simple but kind of useful I guess. As shown in the pics this one has moderate wear, mainly to the back of the neck but it's impossible to find one with any playing time at all that doesn't have this wear. There's also some pinky wear  between the pickguard and bridge. Otherwise it's in pretty nice shape. Tape binding is fully intact, hardware isn't rusted, frets and fingerboard are in great shape. We suspect this one has been refretted since the fret wear is minimal and I doubt if they were using mini-jumbos in '58, but it’s a superb fret job. I’m not sure about the electronics since I haven’t been inside of many of these, but the pots are definitely ’58 and it’s possible all wiring is factory. Lightweight and fun to play with an imminently useable tone for many styles of music. Click here for a good YouTube demo. I’ve had a few Dano/Silvertones from this era that played well and sounded great, but I’ve never had one better than this one. Nicely priced for a vintage U1 that’s ready to gig tonight. Just $799 with case pictured.

1983 Fender Amplifiers Catalog, (cover).  Twin Reverb II on cover. 8.5” X 11” wide-view, 12 pgs. Features items like the Super Champ, Champ II, Princeton Rev II, Deluxe Rev II, and more. Excellent condition. $20/shipped (HOLD one – Rich F, 3 more available).

1995 Fender Amplifiers Catalog – VW Cover. Recreation of their vintage ads from the 60’s. 4.5” X 9.5”, 16 pgs. Excellent condition. $18 includes shipping.

1995 Fender Amplifiers Catalog – Scuba Cover. Recreation of their vintage ads from the 60’s . 4.5” X 9.5”, 12 pgs. Excellent condition. $15 includes shipping.

Tech 21 SansAmps VT Bass DI, (pic2). More than just a DI, the VT Bass Character Series is a full-featured bass preamp. Partnered with Ampeg, Tech 21 has designed the VT Bass to emulate the performance of classic Ampeg amps, especially the SVT. Before I proceed let me tell you that this was designed for rock bass and it does a great job, but for softer-edge styles like jazz you should look elsewhere. You can use this baby to drive a power amp directly, feed your existing bass rig, or power it directly into the mixing board or recording deck as a standard DI. You can dial in anything from one of the old Flip-Top Ampegs, to the massive tones of the SVT, from clean to fat distortion - it's all in there. The Level and Drive controls work like your existing rig while the Low, Mid and High are active, giving a very wide array of tone choices. The Character knob gives you a continuously-variable control to move between different model voicings. From vintage - to high-gain - to massive earthquake tones. The Character and Mid controls, and the speaker emulations, were designed to emulate the specific amps and speakers of the original so you get an entire Ampeg vintage history in a single box. Back in the day I used to throw a SansAmp in my case in the event I had amp failure and several times it paid off. Just plug in and go direct to the mixing board...and crank me up in the monitors. It's a lot easier than loading in an entire backup rig. Click here for a demo – cleaner settings appear toward the end of the demo. This model has been replaced, basically with updated cosmetics, but it had sold new for $214. Other than a strip of Velcro on the bottom this one’s immaculate and a killer deal on a clean used one at $109. Includes tin box, manual and other paperwork.

Diamond BCP1 Bass Compressor. For players in the know, the BCP1 is among the best comp's ever made for bass. Unlike guitar, most bass players know the need for an effective and transparent compressor to enhance the bass note frequency. Working well with 4/5/6 string basses, the Diamond comp uses optical compression/limiting which they've engineered to sound smoother than VCA or FET types of compression. Only the best audio components are used including 2% polypropylene capacitors, 1% metal film resistors and a pro audio grade op-amp. Their op-amp alone costs 8 to 10 times over the industry norm. There's a unique "tilt" EQ which provides a more musical tailoring of frequency response and is selectable via mini-toggle at a 900Hz or 250Hz tilt point. There's also dual AC capacitive coupling paths for better transient response. And of course it features true bypass. With an effective frequency range down to 20Hz, it easily handles 4-, 5-, or 6-string basses. Click here for a YouTube demo. This pedal sold new for $279 and once you hear it you'll know why. This barely used one's in nice shape and just $195. Includes adapter cable supplied by Diamond to run off your pedalboard's power supply.

MXR Bass Envelope Filter. Classic analog envelope filter tones in a small footprint pedal. By mixing the dry and wet signals you can preserve your low end while mixing in as much funkiness as you could possibly want. Features true bypass and runs on 9V battery or pretty much any pedalboard power. A filter is not the effect you're going to use on every song but on perhaps 10-20% of your songs it can really make a difference. If you get a spot for a bass lead break this can really get the crowd on your side. For a good demo click here. Sells new for $149 but this one's mint in the box with manual for $99.

Xotic Custom Shop BB-Preamp MB Comp. Just like the BB-Preamp I listed a few weeks ago with the addition of a Mid-Boost knob. The mid-boost adds versatility to this pedal. It makes it more useful with high headroom amps like Fender Twins or for boosting leads with any amp. This is also a custom shop version of their original BB-PREAMP. The original version was noted for featured warm, compressed overdrive tone but some players felt there was too much compression which prevented the pedal from "breathing". A newer version, beginning with #3643, was released with reduced amounts of compression for a more aggressive effect. Fast forward a decade or so and Xotic began building their Andy Timmons model, BB-AT. Which brings us to this Custom Shop BBP-COMP. Users of this top of the line effect can choose standard compression like the current BB-PREAMP), more compression like the Andy Timmons BB-AT, or no compression. The new BBP-COMP rolls two iconic pedals into one while taking its sound to a new level with a no compression option. If you’re looking for a great Bluesbreaker tone you probably want this. It’s also very quiet. It’s possibly the most musical and versatile distortion pedal on the market today. It features true bypass and operates on AC adaptor or 9V Battery. Sells new for $196. Get this clean used one for $120.

DOD FX90 Analog Delay. Excellent condition with original battery cover. Quiet bucket brigade design provides warm echo, reverb, and slap back. There has never been a digital made with the warmth of analog and if you're not a Boss/Ibanez snob, this pedal sounds as good as a DM-2 or AD9 and priced at around 1/2 of those, plus it's USA and built like a tank.  Just $75.

2003 Tacoma JK28C Koa Jumbo Acoustic, (front), (back), (headstock), (side), (case). Beautiful flamed koa in this powerful 28-series jumbo built from all solid woods. Tacoma built quality guitars in their shop in Tacoma Washington starting in the late 90's, and ending shortly after their sale to Fender in '04. Fans of Tacoma swear by them and, personally, I'm always on the lookout for them, especially their higher end models like this koa jumbo. This one is stamped Used, which is done to void any warranty repairs for obvious reasons. It has developed Tacomaitis, which is a bit of separation between the clear coat and the wood (as shown here, here, and here). I've yet to see a Tacoma with finish peeling, just this milkiness in the clear coat. It is so common that I don't recall ever having a Tacoma without this ailment and it does little to detract from the obvious value in these fine acoustics which can still fetch $1350 with the finish lifting. They are one of the best playing, and best sounding, American acoustics ever made. For folks who buy a jumbo for their bass response you won't be disappointed. This one sounds absolutely huge in the bottom end. It's also punchy in the mids and crisp on the high end making it fairly well balanced for a jumbo, with superb projection. In addition to being a great sounding, great playing guitar, this flamed Koa is stunning, even more impressive knowing that it's not just a veneer. Another thing that sets it apart from most jumbo's is the cutaway, which makes it a guitar that's useful into the upper register. Features include: hand rubbed UV gloss finish, solid Sitka spruce top, solid Koa sides and back, Ebony fretboard, Ebony bridge, gold Tacoma tuning machines, 25.5" scale, 1.687" nut width, Abalone rosette, Abalone logo, and Abalone Ginko-leaf fretboard inlays. This guitar is a joy to play, very comfortable action and a tone that fills up the room. These were not cheap guitars as list price on the JK28C was $2132, which was actually very reasonable for a USA solid wood jumbo. If you can live with some inconsequential minor finish issues, I consider this an excellent value on a guitar of this quality for $879. Includes original Canadian hardshell case. When Martin returns we can install a quality saddle pickup if desired, just ask.

Ibanez TS9DX Turbo Tube Screamer, (pic2). More versatile than a TS9, besides the original TS9 tone, the TS9DX offers 3 unique new settings, +, Hot, and Turbo, all of which are used for adding low-end crunch.  Perfect shape in box with manual. Sells for $119 new but this one’s $79.

Goodie Bag – Fender American Standard Bass. Has manuals and other paperwork, polishing cloth, truss rod T-wrench. From a ’95 but correct from ’94 through early ’98. $29.

Gibson Wiring Harness – Volume and Tone. From a ’14 ES-335 Studio with dual pots and solderless connectors. Removed when new so 0 hours of use on the pots. Easy upgrade for your import or project. $20.

Strat Neck – 1985 Contemporary Deluxe Strat w/System III Clamp, (headstock), (frets). Talk about hard parts to find, an original nut for a System 3 locking trem is perhaps the most rare part for any Fender from the past 40 years. From my memory, only the Contemporary Deluxe used this part and not a lot of them were sold. Many were broken due to user error and Fender never offered a replacement part (Note: WammieWorld is making a replacement nut for $60 but its looks/function isn’t at all related to the original part). Aside from the nut, the neck’s in good shape with average fret wear for 35 years. Should be able to mount to your body right away without any fret work. Also includes original hardware including Fender/Ping tuners and string trees. Here’s the deal: I know there are a lot of guys who need only the nut so I would part it out for $95, or include mounted on the complete neck for $195. I have the original body and perhaps all of the other original parts. If you want to buy the whole disassembled guitar, contact me.

GUITAR PROJECTS. A lot of guys and gals are working on project guitars during this down time. In the coming days I’m going to try to put up a few choice lots and other components you might need for your build.

Misc Guitar Parts – New. Includes USA 5-way switch, 2 USA stacked pots, 2 stacked knob sets, output jack with football jack cover, 2 metal humbucker rings (low/flat), black neckplate and plastic neckplate protector. $35 takes it all.

Gibson TP-6 Stopbar/Tailpiece – Gold. Used, from the 80’s and includes tailpiece, studs and inserts. The TP-6 is a direct retrofit for your Gibson stopbar and it gives you the ability to fine tune any string on your guitar quickly and easily. The micro-adjustment tuners, gears and saddles are smooth and precise. These have been OEM on many models throughout the years including Les Pauls and archtops. Has average wear to the gold plating but it’s better than average. Sells new for $169. Get this one for ½ price. $84.50.

Alesis Multimix 8 USB FX Mixer, (front), (stock pic). Are you one of the many who plays some live gigs while also doing some serious home recording? If so there's no need to have separate mixing boards for each application and for a nice price you can get Alesis quality in a mixer that does it all. The Multimix 8 is a quality 8-channel mixer that offers USB audio interface, mic-, line-, and guitar-level inputs, and superb Alesis digital effects. You can mix, record, or do both at the same time whether your mic'ing your band or sub-mixing a drum set. It offers a variety of inputs including mic (with phantom power), guitar-direct, and line-level, and does it all while delivering a very clean signal to your computer, monitors or house PA. It features XLR inputs with independent gain pots on channels one through four, all with switchable phantom power and buttons for hi-pass filters, while all eight channels features TRS Line inputs. Especially for guitar/bass players it offers a high-impedance input on channel two, especially nice for solo acts who want a nice hot signal for their guitar. There's also an RCA stereo input for your CD or is also included adding the ability to mix in audio from other sources such as a CD or sound library from you phone or tablet. When recording and playing back from your computer, it offers 16-bit, 44.1/48kHz stereo USB which is Class compliant, plug-and-play USB for Mac and PC without installing drivers. For EQ it provides 3-band with sweepable parametric mids on channels 1 and 2, three-band on 3 and 4, and two-band on 5 - 8. The built-in effects can be bypassed via footswitch plus there's an Aux buss for external processing. A Multicolor LED lets you track your levels and control feedback. Main and headphone/monitor outputs have independent level controls. These sell new for $149. This one has been unboxed but is in brand new condition and at $95 it won't break your studio/performance budget. Includes original external power supply.

Dr Z Carmen Ghia Head, (back/tube/ser.). This is a cute little amp but don't let the size fool you - this hand built amp contains some of the most original designs ever used in a guitar amp.  From its unique single tone control, which makes finding the sweet spot for any guitar a snap, to its Conjuctive Filter and fixed DC biased phase inverter, you won't see many of these features in other amps.  Rated at 18 watts, it's plenty of enough oomph to play clubs (trust me on that), courtesy of a pair of EL84's, with a 5751 and a 12ax7 in the preamp, and a 5Y3 rectifier - on a hand-wired, point to point chassis. While it appears to be the ultimate in simplicity, tonally clean notes come out with a warmth, complexity, and sustain unmatched in such a small amp. Every note has a hugeness to it that seems far beyond an 18 watt head. All this comes before the amp really starts to sing. As you turn the Volume clockwise, the fun factor increases. The big clean notes get even BIGGER than they were before and sustain becomes as smooth and musical as perhaps anything you've ever heard; notes seem to sing endlessly. The Carmen Ghia interacts with the player because the player can feel the power tube distortion. A favorite in recording studios everywhere, it's also a great little amp for small clubs. While many other small amps don't through the mix and a farty bottom end, the Ghia will cut through the mix, always tightly and musically. These sell new for $1466. Get this one, in excellent condition, for $839(HOLD-Joe C 6/1).

Laney Lionheart 20W 4X10 Combo L20T-410, (top), (panel), (side), (back  panel), (acc.). (Note: new handle hopefully is on the way). An incredible value for a Class-A all-tube made in the UK amp. The Lionheart 20 is a twin channel, all-tube amp that features parallel single-ended Class A output from a quad of matched EL84 tubes cranking out 20 watts through 4 Jensen P10-R speakers. This isn't one of those barebones Asian builds. This baby features gold plated PCB's and jack sockets while sealed gold contact relays are used in all signal paths to keep the tone from being colored. It also comes complete with a top-notch "Type 4" large spring line reverb for quality vintage reverb. Each amp has a hand stamped 'build number' reflecting the order they come off the Laney production line. The cabinet is built with actual Marine grade plywood cabinet (and baffle) with retro banding strip, and features a tilt back mechanism under the front of the cab which angles the amp toward your ears. Other features include: Hi and Lo inputs, Clean and Drive channels, shared tone controls (Bass, Mid, Treb), Bright switch, Drive switch, Reverb with Tone control, 4-8-16 ohm outputs, effects loop, and 2-button footswitch input. It also features large PA type handles on the side as well as the handle on top. This is a fairly versatile amp for classic British tones. It truly excels at clean tones, where a Vox AC comes to mind, and it's very comfortable cranking out some very hard rock tones with just the switch of a channel. If you're thinking 20 watts isn't enough you out to try one of these. It's quite loud and especially in the 4X10 configuration and project on club stages quite well. This amp was barely used, in the home only, and the only flaw is the handle where the covering has deteriorated somewhat. It ships in the original Laney box. For a demo click here. For a UK-made tube amp in this condition I think it’s a great buy at $699. Includes never-used cover and manual.

1992 Hamer Catalog, (front/back cover).  2 available, 16 pages. One has a Rudy’s NYC card on back, both in excellent condition. $25/each.

1995 Hamer Catalog, (pic2).  48 pages including 1/2 page inserts. Excellent condition. $30.

Shadow MK40 Head, (top), (back), (ser.). The MK40 utilizes four EL84 power tubes in a class A/B design to provide pure tube tone, variable from 1 to 40 watts via a Wattage control on the front panel. Simple in design, the only other controls are Volume, Tone, and a Bright switch. The back panel features both 8 and 16 ohm outputs. EL84’s seem to conjure up the chimey tones of a Vox AC, which this amp can do, but it’s more ballsy, best described as a Vox-Plexi mix. Check out some demo’s online: a decent one from Wild West Guitars (link), and one with Steve Smith discussing features (link). For more info click here for Shadow. As touted on their site, the cleans on the MK40 are extremely nice, and it’s noted for being very accommodating to pedals. The saturation point is very versatile. You can keep the neighbors happy – or play clubs – with equal overdrive, by utilizing the Wattage control. This feature also keeps the amp in bias and also keeps the tone consistent through the full range of 1 to 40 watts. This amp sold new for nearly $1800 new but offered in immaculate condition for just $950.

Tremol-No.  Ingenious device that installs quickly with no modification to your guitar, and functions in 3 modes:  Standard (performs as a normal tremolo); Hardtail (performs as a hardtail with the bridge fixed in place); and Drop-Only (allows only downward de-tuning with no up-pull).  The advantage in the Standard mode is your other strings don't go out of tune when doing pedal-steel licks and double stops.  In the Drop-only mode, it functions like a vintage tremolo with downward pressure only but up-pull is locked out.  The advantage in this is you can drop, for instance, your low string to a "D", and the rest of your strings will stay in tune, which is a major time saver, especially for Floyd-Rose type tremolo's.  Installation is easy, just detune your strings, remove the original tremolo "claw", and use your same wood screws to install the Tremol-No; then just run the shaft up to your tremolo block, usually in the 2nd or 4th trem block hole; tune your guitar back to pitch and you're ready to jam.  For specs click here.  This is the "Clamp type" which works on most guitars but click here to verify it's the one you need. These sell new for $52. Unit is in perfect condition and we'll include Allen wrenches if needed at no cost.  $35(This might have (sold)).

2016 Godin Summit Classic CT Convertible, (front), (back), (headstock), (electronics), (gigbag). “As new” condition and weighs a nice 7 ¾ lbs. Godin’s take on the classic LP of the 50s, with completely redesigned electronics for the 2000’s. Using a pair of Seymour Duncan P-Rail pickups hooked up to dual 3-way mini-toggles, this guitar goes from P90 to humbucker to single coil rail, on both pickups. It’s also armed with the usual 3-way switch on the upper bout to choose bridge-both-neck. If that’s not enough there’s a pushbutton switch called a Hi-definition Revoicer (HDR) which makes the pickups go from passive to active. To me it’s a subtle difference and I think most players will just leave it on, or leave it off. It does add some fidelity and shimmer to the tone. Other features include carved maple top over chambered Spanish cedar body, mahogany neck with Richlite fretboard, large dot inlays, Tusq nut, 24.75" scale, Graphtech ResoMax tune-o-matic bridge and quality Godin sealed tuners. Here’s an excellent demo by Premier Guitar (link). This model sells new for $1595. Get this one in dead mint condition for just $1039. Includes an excellent heavy-duty gigbag with neck block with Velcro retaining strap.

Fender '65 Princeton Reverb Combo w/upgraded speaker, (tube chart/speaker), (back), (cover/footswitch). Perfect condition. Some of the finest sounding amps I've had were the early Princeton Reverbs and when the Deluxe Reverbs skyrocketed in price the Princetons became that much more desirable. Eventually word got around and Princetons were fetching twice the price within a few years. Fender recognized that the public was switching over to lower powered grab-'n-go amps so they reissued the '65 Princeton Reverb. The great thing about them is that they offer a good variety of quality tones in a small 1X10" package and at around 15 watts, works fine in the home, studio, or even mic’d on stage. Classic Fender clean is in there as well as a quality overdrive tone at reasonable sound levels. The reverb and tremolo, both tube-driven, is certainly the icing on the cake. Tubes are a pair of 6V6 power tubes, three 12AX7 and one 12AT7 in the preamp and a 5AR4 rectifier. A 1X10 speaker is mounted inside the birch/pine cabinet. Nothing against Jensen but their stock speaker, the C10R wasn't all that keen. It has been replaced with an Eminence Patriot Series Rajin Cajun with a fatter bottom end and more sparkle. Night and day comparison. This amp appears to have seen little to no use and is offered in perfect condition and includes cover and 2-button footswitch. Very tidy, great sounding low wattage combo and with a new one going for $1299, save some money on this one at $779.

PRS HFS/Vintage Bass Set. Proper equipment for PRS Customs and many others. HFS (Hot, Vintage, Screams) bridge pickup has a cover; Vintage bass neck pickup is stock. Get the pair for $185. We can remove cover at no expense or install cover for $12 parts/labor.

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TonePros Bridge, Stopbar, Studs. A no-brainer upgrade for your Les Paul and other tuneomatic bridge guitars, a TonePros bridge stays in place and doesn't wiggle. Both the bridge and tailpiece lock into place via Allen key. It increases your guitar's tunability, increases sustain, and gives you better harmonics. For vintage instruments, it allows you to put your original parts in the case, preserving them, while allowing better performance for you. Nickel plated, includes studs and body inserts. Sells for $134.50 from Tonepros. Get this complete set for $75

Xotic Custom Shop BB-Preamp Comp. Another great pedal from the fine folks at Xotic with this custom shop version of their original BB-PREAMP. The original version was noted for featured warm, compressed overdrive tone but some players felt there was too much compression which prevented the pedal from "breathing". A newer version, beginning with #3643, was released with reduced amounts of compression for a more aggressive effect. Fast forward a decade or so and Xotic began building their Andy Timmons model, BB-AT. Which brings us to this Custom Shop BBP-COMP. Users of this top of the line effect can choose standard compression like the current BB-PREAMP), more compression like the Andy Timmons BB-AT, or no compression. The new BBP-COMP rolls two iconic pedals into one while taking it's sound to a new level with a no compression option. You might feel that this is the most musical and versatile distortion pedal ever made. It features true bypass and operates on AC adaptor or 9V Battery. Sells new for $176. Get this clean barely used one for $120.

Lovepedal JTM. From the genius folks at Lovepedal comes this simple but effective amp in a box. It emulates the sound of Marshall’s JTM-45 amps and features simply a Drive control. With just a single Marshall-style knob operation is obviously simple. You turn it on and the more you turn it up the more rock you'll get in your tone. The magic is in its responsiveness to subtle changes in your picking hand touch and your guitar's controls. It enables you to get a wide variety of tones without even touching the pedal's knob. For practical purposes, most players would like it in line with another overdrive or fuzz, something with a bit more tone shaping but if you're a purist this pedal alone might be what you're looking for. Sells new at Lovepedal for $225 (link) or you can get this nice used one for just $99.

No-Contract LG Extravert Cell Phone, pic2, pic3.  Purchased at Wal-Mart for $99 and used for a month so mint condition.  It features a 2 mega pixel camera, touch screen, easy access to your Twitter, Facebook, internet, etc., and Bluetooth 3.0. Includes LG charger and USB cable which charges off the charger or a USB port on your computer. $35 includes Priority Mail shipping.  If you need two phones, add this LG flip phone for another $15 ($50/shipped for the pair) which I used for only 3 days prior to getting the Extravert.  

American DJ Proscratch Case, (pic2). This is actually NOS from around 2001. It’s been forgotten here at the shop for 18 years and time to find a new home. Lightweight but very strong. Factory designed to hold a mixer in the middle with a CD player/scratcher on either side (shown here) but you can use for any application including mics/cables, etc. Has eggshell foam in the top, flat foam on bottom/sides. Sold new for $99 20 years ago. Get it now, never used, for just $39.

Seymour Duncan Custom 5 and Jazz Set. Includes the SH15 Custom 5 bridge and SH-2N Jazz neck, both in white/white with 4-conductor wire. The Custom 5 began its life in the Custom Shop following requests for a hotter '59 bridge pickup. It features scooped mids, even bass & treble, and high output. Don't be fooled by the "Jazz" name, the neck pickup is one of the most popular rock humbucker and is frequently paired with a JB or '59. It's bright, with a lower vintage-output that stays clear, even under extreme distortion. Sells new for $158/pair. Get this used set in boxes with instructions for just $95.

J Rockett Pedals Animal Overdrive, (pic2). Another excellent choice for you Marshall Plexi fans, even hot-rodded Plexi tones with the flick of the Snarl switch. Chris Van Tassel, co founder of J Rockett Audio Designs, says he “wanted to nail the tone and nuance of a real 1968 plexi" and after playing one of these you’ll likely agree he was very successful. The Animal works very well with your guitar's volume control, going from a slight boost to full OD with the turn of a knob. Works with 9V battery or adapter from your pedalboard. Made in USA with top quality components and features true bypass. Click here for a good demo (incl clean/OD Tele sounds). Sells new from Rockett for $199. Get this one for $125(SOLD-Geo M 10/24).

TC-Helicon Voicetone Create Vocal Effects Processor, (close-up), (side). Put your vocal effects on the floor...what a great idea! TC Electronics Voicetone gives the singer complete control over their mix, no more relying on the soundman or walking over to the mixer to tweak or change effects. The Voicetone features XLR In/Out jacks in mono or stereo, has 99 effects patches, loads of Reverb algorithms (plate, spring, ambient, etc.), loads of Delay types (tap-tempo, ping-pong, slaps, taps, etc.), Transducer effects (distortion, telephone, megaphone, filters, etc.), 5 "favorite" performances, each with A/B switching via footswitch, studio quality mic preamp with phantom power, and much more. From an audiophile perspective, it exceeds the specs of many high end studio units as far as noise floor, harmonic distortion, and frequency response. To read the manual click here. Click here for a quick demo on YouTube. Easy to use and lots of power for $125.

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Wuhan 18" China Cymbal. Brand new, 2 available. For the drummer who has nearly a complete set Unlike a crash or ride, a china cymbal delivers a dark, explosive, trashy, Oriental sound Wuhan cymbals are hand-made and well respected and due to their lack of subtle tone, there's little advantage in paying a lot for one I defy most people to pick a $175 Turkish china over this Chinese made Wuhan. These sell from the super stores for $70.75-$74.95. I've two of 'em, brand new and perfect, for nearly ½ price, just $39.

Fender Champ/Vibro Champ Manual & Paperwork. Complete set of vintage paperwork, ca. late 70s. Includes manual, original factory schematic, warranty card, A.C. current warning sheet, and hangtag pointing out the benefits of Fender’s vinyl covering. Everything you need for your museum condition amp. Super clean condition. $39.

Fishman Matrix Infinity VT Acoustic Pickup. Quality sound out of this endpin mounted preamp system with soundhole mounted rotary controls for Volume & Tone. The unique Tone control cuts mids while boosting treble and bass with an integrated LED low battery indicator. It has switchable voicing to accommodate all guitar body sizes & performance situations and features solderless connections. Sells new for $179.95-$199. This one has seen very little use and is major upgrade over many OEM systems. $109 for the unit itself or $135-$155 installed on any acoustic guitar in stock.

Wampler Mini Ego Compressor. The new industry standard in stomp box compressors! Best of all, it's a mini pedal so it takes up around 1/3 the space of a full sized pedal. This unit is built in the USA with the highest quality components and features true bypass, battery connection and 9 V power jack, top mounted input and output jacks. Has controls for volume, sustain, blend, tone and attack. Although good for any guitar, I especially like this with acoustics by virtue of its natural tone. I've found it to be the secret behind fingerstyle response that sounds balanced from string to string, even if you're not that precise of a player. Here’s a good demo on electric guitars (link). Velcro on bottom but super clean condition and includes box, cloth bag, manual, and rubber feet. Sells new for $179. Get this one for $125. (Note: I have other Wampler pedals in stock including Faux Spring Reverb, Ecstasy OD, Paisley Drive Deluxe, EQuator, and a Wampler modded CS-3)

2014 Eastwood Airline Tuxedo Special - Black, (front), (back), (headstock), (side), (binding). Very good quality recreation from Eastwood that's designed after the Barney Kessel model from the mid 50's and sold under the brands of Kay and Airline. It has the cool vintage look of the raised metal Airline logo, "Coat of Arms" logo on pickguard, and trapeze tailpiece. This is a full hollowbody design, lightweight, build with a maple top over a mahogany sides/back. It's also a couple grand cheaper than an original Barney Kessel! Other features include set neck design, bound maple neck with rosewood fretboard, block inlays, multi-ply body binding, gloss black finish, two custom hi-output P90 pickups, 25.5" scale, 1 11/16" nut, and vintage Sta-Tite replica tuners. Very comfortable to play, lightweight and especially nice for long sets while standing. It features a slightly arched top and back, and hangs well around the neck. Tonally it sounds very good and would be a good choice for jazz, rock, or alt music. Set up by and expert – much better than factory – and it plays wonderfully. Love the vibe…love the guitar. For full specs click here for Eastwood’s site. With a new cost of $999, this one's in perfect condition and a sweet deal at $619.

Boss DD-3 Digital Delay, (pic2). The DD-3 has been in production for a very long time, first released in 1986. Other than cosmetic changes, it's identical to earlier DD-2 which was released 3 years earlier. Specs are the same as always; delay time of 12.5ms to 800ms, hold function for infinite repeats, and effect level to mix the original and delayed sound. Remarkably, although Boss moved on to updated models (DD-5, DD-6, DD-7, DD-8) it continues to produce the good old DD-3 at the same time. It sells new for $139; get this nice used one in the box for just $75. Includes manual and paperwork.

Wampler Faux Spring Reverb. Original model with silver case. If you have a reverb-less amp, or an amp with fake sounding digital reverb, try this. A lot more compact that a Fender tube reverb unit that’s as big as an amp head, but still provides the fat, wet sound of spring reverb. Hand made in the USA, the Faux Spring Reverb uses Level, Tone and Depth controls to provide much more control than an amp’s single reverb knob. Wampler uses high grade film capacitors and resistors hand-picked for superior tone and, of course, true bypass. Max reverb time is nearly 3 seconds, which is plenty. It’s powered by a 9V battery or by a Boss-type barrel plug. Sells new for $228. This clean used one is $149.

PRS Stoptail Bridge. Includes studs and inserts. $45.

Korg GT-3 Guitar/Bass Tuner. This thing is ancient but it’s in museum condition. $7.50.

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Lexicon LXP-15 Multi-Effect, (back), (display).  A great choice for the stage or studio, serving as a hardware multi-effects processor or as a computer plug-in via USA port.  It has MIDI ins and outs and stereo 1/4 inch inputs and outputs as well. It contains a great selection of Lexicon quality effects, including 128 presets. For you guys who like to tweak their sound, all of the programs have at least five pages that have different parameters that you can adjust to your own liking. All of the functions are also accessible from the front menu which is great because it means you don’t have to go through a bunch of sub menus to get to where you need to be.  Effects include reverbs, delays, chorus, flanger, vibrato, pitch shift, tremolo, and other time-domain effects and combinations. Cosmetically these are in good shape and the only minor gripe is the "slow" adjustment wheel that these are famous for. You can read/download the manual and quick reference guide here.  Before Lexicon started building good quality Asian units, they were made in the USA and, although mid-priced for Lexicon the sound quality is similar to the expensive PCM90.  The overall sound quality is very clean and for studio quality processor, it's a sweet deal at $149/each (2 available). 

Electroharmonix LPB-2 Linear Power Booster. Don’t know how you date these by graphics by I’d guess it’s late 70s and in nice shape for a vintage EHX pedal. Bottom even still has the rubber skid pad which is long gone on 95% of old EHX pedals. The LPB-2 was basically a boost pedal, much the same as the MXR Micro Amp. Just one knob which controls the level, from clean boost territory to a bit of distortion. Electro Harmonix made crazy claims on these in the 70s, “can make your amp 10 times louder”. I remember we bought one because 3 of us played through a single amp and needed to squeeze every bit of wattage it had to offer. Knob is a replacement but I’m sure I have a spare original I can swap it out with. Get this pretty nice example for $69.

Yamaha Tolex Electric Guitar Case. Hard to find OEM case for your older Ibanez. Early 90s I would guess. Nice used condition. $75.

Lace Sensor Gold. Clean shape, recent model. These are $77 new. Get this nice used one for $40.

Line 6 Spider Modeling Amps – Spider IV 15 Watt and Spider II 30 Watt, (back), (Spider 15 panel), (Spider 30 panel). Very good sounding, extremely versatile combo’s and I actually use one of these as my test amp, right next to my seat. Functions are virtually the same on this pair, including a good selection of amp models and effects. The Spider 30 produces 30 watts in a small 1X12 design, enough power to jam with other players and not get lost in the mix. The Spider 15 is more of a practice amp but it's definitely loud enough to bug the neighbors. Both are 4-channel amps with 4 amp models, easily accessible via a button for each amp or via optional footswitch. You can overwrite all of the preset sounds with your own gain and EQ settings. Choose from Clean with warm jazzy tones with crisp highs and a thick bottom; Crunch, which is based on a '68 Marshall Plexi; Metal, based on a Boogie Dual Rectifier; and Insane, the best for shredding, based on a Dual Rectifier "Red" channel. They also carry their own effects so there's no messing with outboard gear. They're capable of running two at once - including phaser, Chorus/Flanger, Tremolo, Sweep Echo, Tape Echo, and Reverb. Also features CD/MP3 jack, headphone/direct out for practice/recording. The 30 features a custom Celestion 12" speaker while the 15 features a Line 6 8" speaker. These are hard to beat for the money. $115 for the 30; $69 for the 15 (The 15 is sold). I have optional footswitches. Inquire if interested.

Mutec External Power Supply for Pedals. Probably 20 years old but never used, cable still factory banded. 9V output .2 amps. $10.

Monte Allums Mods - All are new and include all parts supplied by Monte as well as instructions.  These would be $84 from his site but get all 4 of these for just $45.  

·        Monte Allums Boss BD-2 Blues Driver Mod.  For you DIY guys and gals.  Take your BD-2, install these components, and you've got a high-end boutique pedal for around 1/2 price.  Monte says It's different than a Tube Screamer in that it is much more transparent and truly represents a driven tube amp. Straight from the factory the Boss Blues Driver tends to have a very harsh and buzz saw type gain. My BD-2 Mod transforms this pedal into a truly great sounding pedal pushing it into Boutique territory. When used at moderate to loud levels with an amp it is reminiscent of a Vintage Plexi Marshall with smooth round yet biting overdrive.  More details at Allum's site here

·        Monte Allums Ibanez Tubescreamer Mod. Works with TS9, TS7, TS5, OD9 and TS808. Most basic of his TS mods but it does include RC4558P chip and all other components. Details are at the bottom of this page (link).

·        Monte Allums Boss SD-1 GT Mod, (completed pedal – not available).  The most transparent of the three Allums SD mods, using a few switches which are added to your pedal.  One switch adds presence and gain while the other switch toggles between Asymmetrical (Boss) and Symmetrical (Ibanez) Clipping. There are a ton of tonal options available here: clean boost or note articulation and clarity or smooth creamy overdrive, or a combination of them all. You got it. Very versatile Mod that offers a wide pallet of tonal colors. For icing on the cake he includes the extremely popular and quiet OPA2134PA Burr Brown op-amp. So, you thought the SD-808 was a great mod? Wait till you hear the GT.  More details at Allum's site here.  

·        Monte Allums Boss SD-1 Mod.  Monte says the SD-1 is one of the best kept secrets on the planet and is a steal at half of what a used TS9 sells for on eBay.  A stock SD-1 from the factory sounds rather bland and not very transparent.  Install this mod and transform it into what he believes is one of the best overdrives at any price.  The PCB is almost exactly the same as a Tube Screamer.   More details at Allum's site here.  

Gibson 490R Humbucker. From an ES333, neck position with a vintage 7.88K output. $45.

Fender Humbucker. From an HSS/Fat Strat, probably a Fender Atomic. 15.70K output, multi-conductor. If you have a dead one here’s a cheaper replacement. $39.

Dual Rail Strat Humbucker Pickup. We got this out of a parts guitar; maker is unknown. Fairly hot 12.15K output with multi-conductor wiring for split-coil option. It sounded good in the guitar it was in. $20.

Quin Amps Fuzz Petal. Excellent sounding fuzz if you want the Arbiter Fuzz Face tone. Very warm and mellow sounding fuzz that's easy to tame. Really nice harmonic content with a smooth velvet tone. It features true bypass, properly gain matched transistors, internal bias trim pot for perfect calibration, and DC jack has reverse polarity protection. Here’s a nice demo by Unburst (link). Killer fuzz offered in mint condition for $115.

Zvex Box of Metal Hand-Painted Distortion Pedal.  Zvex is truly an innovator in guitar effects and this awesome hand-painted BOM is a good example.  A very aggressive high-gain pedal with, and this is an important feature in high gain tone, a highly effective built-in switchable gate, which dramatically reduces noise and unwanted feedback.  Its gain and tonal characteristics are somewhat similar to high-gain tube amplifiers that have been the staple of hard rock and metal sounds since the 80s; the Boogie MK series comes to mind.  On the right, there is a true-bypass switch with an indicator LED to bypass the entire effect. On the left is a gate switch which is only effective when the pedal is on. (The gate cannot be used separately.)  When the gate's LED (on the left side of the pedal) is ON, the gate will be active whenever the pedal is turned on. The gate is very useful for cleaning up any noise between palm-muted chords and lead phrases, but may be switched off to initiate feedback or to stretch out soloed notes that are fading into noise. Switching off and on the gate is silent so the gating action of the pedal can instantly be changed during any part of the performance to fluidly integrate soloing and palm-muted chords. For more on the Box of Metal, click here for some video clips. Zvex's hand-painted stuff sells at a premium over their straight production pedals.  The hand-painted model sells new for $379 but this one's in nice shape in original box with manual for $130 less, just $249. 

Digidesign Mbox 2 Micro, (Mbox), (screen shot). Pro Tools LE in the palm of your hand! The Digidesign Mbox 2 Micro answers the demands of Pro Tools users worldwide by offering a way to edit and mix with Pro Tools LE anywhere you go. A device the size of a jump drive allows you to take your Pro Tools Sessions on the road or record on your HD or LE rig and use the Mbox 2 Micro to mix on a laptop while riding in a plane, in a coffee shop, anywhere you want. Features include Pro Tools LE playback-only (or MIDI recording) device; Ultra-portable, anodized aluminum design; high-quality sound up to 24-bit, 48 kHz (higher sample rates require pre-conversion); 1/8" stereo output jack for headphone or speaker monitoring (no audio inputs); convenient volume wheel for quick headphone adjustments; powered by USB (USB 1.1 connection, includes USB extension cable); includes Pro Tools LE 8 software. Sold new for $199 but this one is virtually un-used and just $129.

Arturia Analog Factory Experience, (pic2), (pic3), (pic4). Not into point and click synth playing? The Analog Factory is a hybrid synth, software and hardware, that combines 3500 synth sounds with an easy to use controller. It offers the immediacy of a hardware synthesizer combined with the flexibility of a software based solution. The Analog Factory Experience is a unique combination of a software synthesizer that brings 3500 sounds, along with a high quality dedicated hardware controller. Once the Software is started, you can put your mouse away, all functions can be activated from within the keyboard controller: select a sound to play, modify this sound, recall snapshots - a true hands-on experience that's simple, straightforward, and fun. Features include: 3500 analog synthesizers sounds that have defined the sound of modern music. All presets are carefully selected from the Arturia Classic Synths (minimoog V, Moog Modular V, CS-80V, ARP 2600 V, Prophet V, Prophet VS and Jupiter-8V). These TAE powered sounds offer unparalleled audio quality. Fast filter the presets to your requirements: by Instrument, by Type (Bass, Pads, Leads…) and/or by Characteristics (hard, soft, complex, simple, short, long…), and find presets according to these filtered choices. Organize Presets view by Name, Instrument, Type, CPU usage, Favorites, or User Presets. Straight forward Editing, with the most essential parameters for personalizing presets: (Filter and LFO sections, 4 Key Parameters differing for each preset, Chorus & Delay mix, ADSR envelope), and more. Hardware includes 32-key keyboard with velocity; controllers include 1 clickable encoder, 10 encoders, 4 sliders, 11 switches, 1 modulation wheel, 1 pitch bend wheel; Connectors include Hold, Sustain, and Expression. Click here for some good video demo's and other details at the Arturia site and here for some YouTube videos. Sold new for $299 but this unit is virtually un-used and a load of power for just $179. Add (optional Steinberg key) for $20.

Gotoh 510 3+3 Non-Locking Tuners - Nickel. Never installed, new in the box, ordered direct from Japan. 1:21 ratio, Gotoh’s signature contoured buttons. Set screw at 6 o’clock. Complete with screws and nuts. Excellent Japan quality for $65.

1960’s Gibson ABR-1 Bridge. Gold with plastic saddles, wire retainer, patent number and foundry mark. It’s been modified so the price matches the condition. Gold is in nice shape for its age but as you can see the ends have been cut out through to the stud holes, plus it has had the bottom shaved to allow it to go lower. If you’re looking to restore a player’s grade vintage Gibson, don’t spend $350 on a perfect example when this one’s just $100.

DiMarzio PAF Fender F03. 80’s PAF, pre-36th Anniversary, made for Fender by DiMarzio. Might be for an HM Strat with an added cover. $55.

Schecter Golden Age 50s Humbucker. Nickel covered. OEM for early Kramers and a number of other companies in early 80s. I have one left (bridge model) with the cover, priced at $65 for just the pickup or $72 with original black ring, screws and springs.

Vintage Controls for Floating Pickup. Similar to DeArmond but I don’t know the maker. Features volume and tone with 1/8” mono output that goes to amp. What you see is what you get. $25.

Old Acoustic Soundhole Pickup. Don’t know the maker but it works and sounds pretty good. Has short cable with ¼” female jack so it will connect with a regular guitar cable. $20.

DiMarzio Soapbar Humbucker. I *think* this is an early version of the DP209 Super Distortion. Regardless, it’s a humbucker with two rows of hex nuts and high output. Very hot P90 tone without the hum. $49.

Korg K61P USB Midi Keyboard Controller, (pic2), (close-up). New, never out of the box. Recording solution for the home recordist. A lot of features for the money and while it's tailor made for USB recording, it works great as a simple performance keyboard just plugged straight into an amp. Unlike the budget controllers it features 5 full octaves plus solid, full-size keys. It features a selection of four velocity curves (including a fixed level — great for mimicking organs and early mono synths) that tailor the keyboard response to match any performer. Includes Korg's M1 Le software (screen shot) that contains all of the preset sounds and all of the PCM waveforms of the original famed M1 keyboard virtually turning the K61 into an M1. List price on these was $450 which made them an excellent buy for the home recordist. A new Korg 61 with baby micro keys is going to run you $164. Get one of these with full size keys, brand new in the box, for just $139.

D'Angelico/Pigtronix Jazz Pedal (Comp/Boost/FX Loop), (pic2). Somewhat rare Pigtronix Custom Shop pedal created for D’Angelico New York. It's an all analog compressor, booster and FX loop pedal designed to provide several forms of clean tone enhancement as well as a true bypass effects loop and XLR DI output. While this pedal is aimed at Jazz players who want the ultimate clean sound, the D’Anglico’s on-board FX loop and DI functionality makes this incredibly flexible pedal an ideal tone hub for any pedal board. The compressor is based on Pigtronix’s popular Philosopher’s Tone pedal, featuring blend, sustain and volume controls, while the boost allows an increase of up to 12db, plenty to bring your lead lines to the front of the mix. It works extremely well with rock or fusion tones as you can hear in this demo. They sold new for $329. This one's immaculate in the box for just $229. Includes manual and power supply.

1997 Guyatone EDM-A (Enclosed Dynamic Microphone System Amplifier) Pre-Amp, (pic2). 1990's acoustic preamp that’s essentially NOS. Never been installed. I can’t find any demo’s on it but it’s Japan made and installs easily. Non-destructible double-sided tape hold the mic and connector in place. I believe you can use this with any acoustic instrument, or at least any with a flat surface. At $65, it’s a good price on a quality Guyatone Japan product. Why not give it a try?

Custom Strat/Tele Hybrid by Nate’s Relic Guitars, (front), (back), (headstock/neck), (distressed wood), (pickups  neck-butt), (pickguard), (certificate). Never heard of Nate before but he does some pretty cool stuff, most notably his highly distressed bodies. Made of pine from reclaimed barn wood, it has a mellow tone and a vibe like no other. Look at the pics to get an idea. There are even a few band saw cuts deep into the wood and they’re ancient cuts, not factory done. The cert claimed Fender pickups but they were cheaper ceramic magnet pickups so we installed a set of American Standards which sound much better. Nate didn’t provide info on the rest of the hardware or electronics but it’s all decent quality. Control plate is installed Nashville style to allow your pinky to reach the volume pot for volume swells. What appears to be a crack on back of headstock is nothing more than a lacquer gouge, added to look old. No cracks in the neck. The guitar looks cool, plays good and sounds good. If you’re looking for maximum Pinecaster vibe, here you go. $439. Includes black pickguard which we’ll include with the guitar.

1997 Takamine FP350SM Acoustic/Electric Dreadnought, (front/back), (headstock/neck), (sides), (binding/back stripe), (preamp), (case).  A truly fine acoustic/electric with great looks, quality tone, and superb craftsmanship. Like all of Tak's best guitars, this one was built in Japan with the quality craftsmanship that has earned a very high reputation for many decades. Although 20+ years old, this guitar looks more like an '17 model than a '97 and it's obviously spend most of its life in the case. It's a very attractive model with a sunburst finish over a solid spruce top and flamed maple sides and back. Cosmetically it's somewhat understated but does feature multi-ply binding on top and back, with a nice inlay along the center seam on the back, and inlaid mother of pearl logo. Preamp is Tak's Accuracoustic semi-parametric which was Tak's top of the line back in the day, and features lighted dials for ease of use on a dark stage. It has a quality acoustic tone with excellent projection and clarity, and a very comfortable set up with low action throughout the fretboard. This model listed for $1500 back in '97, which was a pretty hefty price tag back then. In today’s dollars, it's an excellent value on a clean, quality Japan-made Tak at $750 including hardshell case.

1983 Alvarez 5048 Dreadnought with K&K Pickup, (front), (back), (headstock), (label), (case). 35 years+ and another excellent value on a quality Japan-made acoustic. Easy to play with a crisp, musical tone thanks to a solid spruce top on a mahogany body with a satin finish. The neck is nicely rounded on the back and not at all thin; fills out your palm. The acoustic tone isn’t overly bassy but well balanced. Where it really shines is amplified. The K&K Pure Mini is the best passive system going. Installed on the guitar's bridge plate (as shown here), it uses three small sensors wired to the endpin/output jack without the headache of changing batteries. The bridge plate positioning provides the perfect balance of sound, picking up all the strings without sounding harsh or percussive and "listening" to the sound board to amplify the unique characteristics of your guitar. The result is a warm, full-range signal that represents the true character of your guitar. Cosmetically it’s in nice shape for its age with no bad scratches, nothing through to the wood. It’s nice. Also included is a hardshell case. All for $399, which is quite reasonable for a Japan-made acoustic with K&K and case.

Dunlop/MXR ECB296 DC Brick Replacement Cable Kit. The Brick above includes cables but here's an extra set if you need them. Kit includes:  (2) 9V mono – mono 3.5mm – 3.5mm cables, (7) 9V mono – barrel 3.5mm – 2.1 x 5.5mm cables, (3) 18V barrel – barrel 2.1 x 5.5mm – 2.5 x 5.5mm cables = twelve cables total. Sells everywhere for $29.99. Get this set new in package for $19.99.

JHS Moonshine Overdrive V2. Similar to the Moonshine V1 lower on this page but the V2 has an additional "Clean" knob that lets you blend in your clean unaffected signal with the overdriven signal. The Moonshine isn't just another Tubescreamer clone, it's something more. Although it's based on the TS circuit, the Moonshine is grittier with more tonal flexibility. In addition to its 2-way "Proof" switch, it also accepts up to 18 volts for more headroom if wanted. With the Proof switch in the down position it adds mids and more compression to even out your solos. Flip it up for a cleaner tone, even a clean boost if dialed in. It won't get as transparent as a TS, but you can get a lot more “hair” in your tone. Move up to 18v and you'll get the widest variety in your tones. Click here for a review by Tone Report. These sell new for $199 but this one’s super clean in the box and just $139.

Eminence The Wizard (Redcoat Series) 12" 8 ohm Speaker. Great choice for Classic Rock or other applications that require higher power handling. The Wizard is rated at 75W and is noted for its tight bottom end and excellent sustain. $109 new but get this dead mint barely used one for $69.

JHS Moonshine Overdrive V1. Not just another Tubescreamer clone. Something more. Although it's based on the TS circuit, the Moonshine is grittier with more tonal flexibility. In addition to its 2-way "Proof" switch, it also accepts up to 18 volts for more headroom if wanted. With the Proof switch in the down position it adds mids and more compression to even out your solos. Flip it up for a cleaner tone, even a clean boost if dialed in. It won't get as transparent as a TS, but you can get a lot more “hair” in your tone. Move up to 18v and you'll get the widest variety in your tones. Click here for a review by Tone Report. Sold new for $199 but this one’s immaculate and just $125.

Danelectro Psycho Flange, (pic2). Full-size Dano pedal with the fattest sounding flanger tones ever. Dials in some wacky tones I've never heard out of a flanger plus fat "regular" flanger tones. Check out some of the trippiness on YouTube here but, again, it can sound like a normal flange or even a phaser. This one’s a good deal for an NOS pedal for $125.

Boss DD-7 Digital Delay, (pic2). Latest and greatest from Boss, the #1 builders of digital delay boxes since the early ‘80’s. The DD-7 features two new delay modes including modulation delay for chorus-flavored sounds, and analog delay for a modeled simulation of the classic BOSS DM-2. It also has more delay time: In addition to the 6.4 seconds of delay time the “Hold” mode allows up to 40 seconds of recording for sound on sound loops. It can also accommodate an external trigger for tap tempo while delay time, feedback, and effect level can be changed via expression pedal. Lastly, the stereo outputs serves the DD7’s true stereo output for great spatial sweeps in panning. You can also use the stereo outs for separate wet and dry outputs. These sell new for $159 but get this one in perfect condition with box and all the paperwork for just $99(HOLD-Dave M 8/19).

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1966 Jensen Alnico 12", (pic2). High-end in its day, Concert series. Very nice vintage 12" with zero hours on a new recone. 8 ohms, rated at 50W, 16 oz. magnet, 1.5" voice coil, similar to a Jensen C12N. Perfect speaker for your vintage Fender Deluxe Reverb, Ampeg Gemini or other low-medium power vintage amps. Nice deal on a new reconed ’66 at $100.

Palmer E-Frog PGA-02 cabinet switcher, (pic2). New in the box. Many years ago I sold the Palmer Triline and just discovered this E-Frog was left behind. When used in conjunction with a Palmer Triline this little box allows you to switch between 2 tube heads while only using one speaker cabinet. It places a dummy load is placed on the unused head to prevent damage to the transformers. It's function is much like the Radial Headbone (which I have in stock) but the Palmer set up (with the Triline) is completely silent and instantaneous which the Headbone can have a slight lag as well as an audible pop. Uses any external on/off jack to switch between heads. Originally sold for $158 but if you need one this one's new in the box and just $65.

Shure STM28 Lavalier Mic. Old school lavalier but a good one. USA made and will probably be around 100 years from now. Most folks have gone to wireless systems but if you’re still wired up, step up to this Shure for just $25. Includes long thin low-z cable integrated to the case.

Bose L1 System, (mixer), (disassembled), (cases). The original and best of Bose’s PA systems, used by countless solo artist and some bands. Breaks down into a very small system as the tall column actually collapses into two shorter columns. When broken down you have the base unit which houses the mixer and power amp, two ½ columns, and a small subwoofer. There are Bose covers for each piece. I will not ship these (I have two whole systems) but if you’re local, bring me a nice guitar or $1299 and you can get one.

1976 Thomas Organ Crybaby, (circuit). Classic Model 95-910511, Sepulveda Calif. production, with the TDK 5103 cube inductor. Originally created to emulate vowel-like trumpet sounds, the Cry Baby was a staple in 60s and 70s music with stars as varied as Jimi Hendrix and Curtis Mayfield. The Sepulveda production models were built starting in ca. '67 and after moving to Italy for a few years, they returned to Sepulveda through 1977 before production moved to Chicago. This one's in average condition and sounds great. You don't have to pay $150-$200 for these. Get this one for $99.

Ibanez AD9 Analog Delay. The delay that helped define the 80s guitar tone. This is a reissue of the classic and actually better since it allows for a 2-amp true stereo set up. Built like a tank with heavy metal housing and features controls for Delay Time, Delay Level, and Repeat, and delay times up to 500ms. These are workhorse pedals and are famous for decades of heavy use with no down time. Decent shape other than the label was installed upside down after it was removed from Velcro At $70, it's 1/2 the price it sold for new.

1977 Electroharmonix Soul Preacher Compressor/Sustainer. Black cosmetics. Very clean as these go. Works perfectly. Features Volume and Threshold knobs as well as a Treble Boost switch. $99.

1978 Electroharmonix Soul Preacher Compressor/Sustainer. Brown cosmetics. Very clean as these go. Works perfectly. Features Volume and Threshold knobs as well as a Treble Boost switch. $99.

1979 Ibanez Artist, (fretboard), (front), (side), (flamed mahogany back), (headstock/neck), (maple cap). Note: partially/lightly scalloped fretboard! I didn’t notice this when I first posted this but the fretboard is scalloped from the 2nd to the 12th fret. It’s not a deep scallop but does change the feel slightly. I’m not sure of the model number but general construction is similar to other 78/79 Artists I’ve had including a ‘78 Model 2618 and an ‘81 AR-100. The main difference is that it doesn’t have a bound neck. Ibanez’s catalogs were very paltry in '79 with no write-ups on the solidbody Artist series. I’ll state up front that it has been stripped and refinished but I’m guessing it was a transparent finish originally. It has the same 5/8" maple cap used by Gibson, which yields that singing marriage of maple and mahogany.  Features include: mahogany body and carved figured mahogany top, maple 3-ply neck, rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays, 24 3/4" scale, Gibraltar II bridge, Quik Change II tailpiece w/plate, Velve Tune tuners, Sure Grip II knobs and abalone logo. This one has a few custom features and/or mods. It had different tuners at one time but the extraneous screw holes have been filled and finished over and now has the stock Ibanez Velve Tune’s. Truss rod cover is Ibanez style but is custom made of mahogany with gloss finish. Pickup rings are also real wood in two layers, ingeniously maple over mahogany! Original hardware on these models always corrodes and you’ll note this one has a shiny new Gibraltar bridge and Quik Change tailpiece which sell for a dear price. Lastly, when it was refinished the maple edge was taped off so it has maple “binding”, like a PRS. Pickups are the acclaimed “Supers” with a Super 80 in the bridge, Super 70 in the neck. This was the golden era for Ibanez Japan and this guitar is an excellent example of their original design and construction. Cosmetically it’s in lovely condition; it plays with ease and sounds excellent. For a guitar of this quality with tasteful mods, it’s an excellent buy at $850 for a pro-quality Artist. Includes a free quality gigbag or hardshell case available at additional cost.

Peavey Ecoustic E20 1x8" 20-Watt Acoustic Guitar Amp, (panel), (back).  Good sounding and compact, capable of handling your guitar and vocal mic at the same time.  Peavey's Ecoustic line is engineered from the ground up as an acoustic amp.  It's very basic with just dual channels, vol-treb-bass on each channel, and headphone out, with a 20 watt output.  I tested this out with an old high-Z Realistic mic and a new Sennheiser E-Series low-z with hi-z transformer, along with a Godin A6 acoustic/electric guitar.  With either mic it delivered a crystal clear tone with surprising volume and no feedback problems, even when cranked up.  I think it has enough punch for small bar gigs, as well as a number of other applications such as practice PA or even a powered stage monitor.  These are $149 new but this one appears "as new" and is just $99 *including* shipping.  Ships in original box with manual.  

Menatone Wreckt Overdrive. As evidence by the train screened on the top, the Wreckt is based on Ken Fischer’s Trainwreck amps. Described as dynamic and harmonically rich, the Wreckt falls tonally between British Crunch and Class A chime. The Push and the Resonance knobs give ultimate control of the middle and bass frequencies, while the presence lets you tailor the treble. It sounds natural at any setting however. Gain ranges from clean to scream and is noted for being very responsive to your guitar's volume knob. Menatone says its tones are an organic cross between Plexi EL34 and Class A EL84 amps and if you don't fall into the typical 'British tones' category this very American take might be right up your alley. Like the Blue Collar below, it is hand-soldered and built to last a lifetime. Excellent OD for $149.

2015 Alvarez Artist Series ABT60 Baritone, (front  side), (back), (headstock/neck), (label), (appointments). If you're looking for a good quality baritone that's affordable, this one's hard to beat. One of gripes about baritones is frequently they're hard on the fingers but Martin has done a fabulous set up on this one and it plays with the ease of a standard acoustic. Features include hand selected grade "A" solid Sitka spruce top, hand-sanded scalloped bracing, mahogany back and sides, Alvarez bi-level rosewood bridge, rosewood fingerboard, premium high gloss finish, dovetail neck joint, real bone nut and saddle, Paua abalone and mother of pearl inlays, ABS binding, and premium die cast chrome tuners. The quarter-sawn spruce top is cut thin to allow easier vibration of the top and with the mahogany body it produces equal amounts of treble and bass. It's nicely appointed with an abalone and wood rosette, abalone fretboard inlay, and bound body and neck. The body shape is a jumbo which allows you to get the most out of the lower register. It has a tight feel with no floppiness in the strings. Offered in excellent condition with a pro setup, it’s a great way to get into the world of baritones for just $279.

Eminence Kappa P-15LFA 15" Low Frequency Driver, (box). 8 ohms. Excellent high-powered driver (600 watts) designed for Pro Sound reinforcement, also works great with bass guitar. Features include paper cone and apton coil former, Polyamide coated copper voice coil, Ferrite magnet, vented pole piece and Pressed steel basket, cloth accordion surround. Direct replacement for Mackie SWA1501; also replaces EAW FR153Z. If you're looking for a reasonable cost to replace a tired pa/bass speaker here you go. Sells new everywhere for $129 to $159. This one’s new in the box, never installed, and just $85.

ZR Pickups “Special” P90 Pickup. Dog Ear single coil P90 for bridge position with 7.58K output. Tone is described as “Thick, 'open', creamy sustain and clear, raw clean tone…reminiscent of Billie Joe Armstrong, Dave Grohl and 'The Edge'.” It is similar to pickups used in original Les Paul Junior/Goldtop's and ES-335 Guitars from the ‘50s. Includes cream cover but ask and we might be able to swap out with a black. Killer P90 for $49.

Electro-Voice 647CL Lavalier Mic, (close-up). Hey mic collectors, this is basically NOS condition in the box with lavalier and clip, never even had a plug attached. Probably from the 80s, I’ve had this over 20 years and apparently it’s never been on the site. The 647C is a dynamic/moving coil microphone with an omni-directional polar response. Like most professional mics, it does not employ an on/off switch (switch available on model 647CLS). You can use it as a lavalier or by removing a retainer nut you can attach it to a gooseneck stand for semi-permanent installation. A good sounding, robust mic, it’s virtually impervious to damage from handling, temperature extremes, or humidity. Includes mic with attached cable, box, manual/spec sheet, warranty card, lavalier cord and mic clip. Upon request we can attach an XLR plug. This is a great find for a mic collector who places a premium on condition, or anyone needing a good talking mic. Just $45.

Boss ME-50 Guitar Multi-Effects, (back), (stock pic), (acc.).  One of the recent all-in-one floor effect from Boss.  For you guys and gals who prefer the simplicity of stomp boxes--over menus and backlit LCD screens--you'll love the ME-50.  Just reach down and dial in a little more of this, a little less of that, the same as you do with a floorboard full of Boss pedals.  It's so much better than a row of stomp boxes though, as it remembers all your settings.  You want one of your tones to be a mid-scoop tone with a slow sweep flange, heavy compression, and a hint of reverb?  Just dial it in and save the patch. Expression pedal lets you change sweep rates, depth, etc., on the fly.  For an overview, the ME-30 is a floor-based multi-effects processor with BOSS' most intuitive interface ever. 30 Preset Patches including delay, modulation, reverb, compressor and more; Killer COSM overdrive/distortion effects including dedicated knobs for each effect section—no menus to navigate. Tone Modify function offers Preset EQ settings for quick tone editing. 3 footswitches for switching effects on and off with a single stomp. Onboard expression pedal pre-routed to 6 modulation options or volume. Rugged metal case with clear panel layout. For full specs check out BossUS here.  This unit sold recently in stores for $295, which is lot cheaper than buying all these Boss pedals individually.  This one's barely used and just $175.  Includes power supply and original manual. 

Boss ME-30, (pic2), (close-up window). This unit received a rave review in the Oct '05 Vintage Guitar magazine and highly recommended for players who want a full selection of Boss pedals in a handy little floorboard multi-effect. A nice selection of analog and vintage effects plus phase trainer, tuner, analog distortion and a full array of digital effects; expression pedal works wah, volume, whammy (+/- an octave) and ring modulator. Effects include  Compressor, Overdrive/Distortion, Equalizer/Phaser, Noise Suppressor, Delay, Chorus/Flanger/Pitch Shifter/Tremolo, Reverb, and Guitar Amplifier Simulator. It stores 60 patches (30 user/30 preset) and manual settings. Works on 6 AA batteries or optional 9V DC wall adapter. It's a versatile and good sounding unit that cost less than a single Boss effect today. I have a few of these at $65/each. Worth it for the price for the whammy effect alone!

Shure 585SA “Unisphere A” Dynamic Mic w/cable. Good quality vintage Dynamic Hi-Impedance Mic. Best used for vocals and harp which earned it the name "James Cotton Model", so named as it was the mic of choice by the harp legend. These mics have a much wider frequency range than the Controlled Magnetic or Controlled Reluctance elements, which cut off pretty sharply at about 7-8000 Hz, while the 585 goes up to 13,000 Hz. I just used this with a Hi-Z guitar amp for a “show” my nieces did after dinner and it had excellent clarity and gain before feedback. Includes old-style cable with screw on connector to 1/4" jack. Numbers are lightly etched on shaft but otherwise good vintage condition. $55.

Kawai R-50E Midi Drum Machine, cool old-school drum machine and one of the earlier MIDI models. Kawai made two versions, and acoustic drum model and the "E", which was the Electronic drum model. Although I don't have a manual, everything seems to work fine and tap-writing yields some very cool electronic sounds. Here’s a YouTube demo (link) and some sounds (link). Manual is online here. These were expensive back in the day and are selling on EBay for $125-$162. A very good value in a cool sounding 80’s drum machine at $99.

Korg Kaoss Pad, process effects in real time from any audio source, rubbing or tapping the unique X-Y pad modifies the effect parameter assigned to the horizontal or vertical axis, in real time, hold switch freezes the effect setting at the pad's current location, 60 effects programs include delay, reverb, pan, filter, flange, phase, and pitch shift, effects switchable by turning a knob and are assignable to any of 6 programmable buttons for immediate recall, sample an external audio source (up to 5 seconds at 48kHz) and control that sound from the pad, sampled sound can be modified (time stretch, reverse, pitch change) for live performance or resampling, connects to a turntable, CD player, mixer, electronic instrument, or mic for processing voice. Here’s a bad audio demo (link). Very fun tool for just $65. Includes manual and power supply.

Ca. 1969 Teisco E-110, (front), (back), (headstock). True museum piece - as clean as it looks in the pics. So many of these old Teisco and Teisco Del Ray guitars are beaters that it's very unusual to come across one that's in pristine condition, especially one without any finish checking. For many players in the 60's, this was their first guitar and since so many were sold to kids, and the fact that they weren't very expensive, most did not receive the care of a fine musical instrument, rather, they were treated as a toy that Junior outgrew and they went out in the shed with the chemistry set and Chutes and Ladders game. Teisco was one of many Japan factories that flourished during the guitar boom of the 60's. Unlike many others, they tended to use their own designs rather than building copies. Most of their guitars before this year featured a 4+2 headstock, for instance, and they had some very unusual body shapes. This one is referred to as the "Tulip" body, due to its resemblance to the flower. Beginning the year after this one was built, Teisco jumped on the bandwagon and began building more and more copies, and most of their unique shapes went away. I've come across many old Teisco's which were horrible players and since they don't have an adjustable truss rod, most were relegated to becoming slide guitars. That is not the case with this one. The action is very comfortable throughout the fretboard. With its single toaster style pickup, located in the middle position, it has a rather mellow tone that sounds like a cross between a Jazzmaster neck and Strat middle pickup. Dating Teisco's is ambiguous, but the Teisco (without the "Del Ray"), the tulip body in an E-110, and the 6/side headstock, pretty much puts it at a '69. There are a few good web sites on Teisco's, here's one on Facebook with links to old catalogs and another one called Teisco Twangers. If you're a collector of guitars in the finest condition, or simply want a cool, feather weight guitar that's fun to play, this one's hard to beat for $219.

Unique Custom Made Mahogany Strat Head w/Dove inlay, (front  front2  inlay), (back), (neck/headstock), (back-side).  For the player who wants something truly unique...this is a one-off Custom made guitar.  Very unique looks, quality parts and quality woods.  The body style is a cross between a Les Paul Single Cutaway, although with a much rounder upper bout and deep & pointy cutaway - while the lower bout is something straight out of the builder's imagination - there really isn't a comparison that I'm aware of. The neck was on the guitar when I got it and we believe it’s an older LaSiDo, featuring a rosewood board and Strat headstock. Excellent electronics all around with a cool blend of Fender and Les Paul.  Pickups are a DiMarzio DP-181 Fast Track in the bridge and a Gibson PAF in the neck controlled by 3-way selector and mini-toggle coil tap for the bridge pickup. Control knobs are master volumes and master tone.  Body is one-piece(!) mahogany which yields a very warm and full tone. Control cavity is shielded and neatly wired. Output jack is conveniently located out of the way, in the cutout area at the end of the body which also features a bird in flight Abalone inlay.  This is a great playing guitar and should appeal to players who want versatility but, especially, want to strap on something that's truly unique and a hand-built one-of-a-kind instrument with top quality components.  It plays superbly and is a very cool piece for $599 including hardshell case.

USA Customs Tele w/Floyd Rose, (front), (back), (headstock), (Floyd), (case). One of the coolest custom made guitars we’ve had in a while, this is a pro-assembled Tele with reverse Strat headstock; top notch parts all around. The body and neck are from the good folks at USA Customs. Finishing and assembly were done by Southbound Custom in Nashville, including nitrocellulose finish on the body and headstock. The alder body was first whitewashed before the translucent blue finish was applied. It’s stunning finished, done perfectly. The rest of the parts are equally impressive: German-made Original Floyd Rose, Schaller locking tuners, DiMarzio Super Distortion with blue bobbins to match the body, chrome metal pickup ring and chrome metal dome volume knob, and finally an engraved Mick Mars neckplate. My customer says the finish work alone was near $500 and that his total investment approached $2K. Although built nearly 10 years ago, this guitar presents in “as new” condition and appears to have sat in the case for its entire life. It plays fantastic and should appeal to hard rock/metal players who like the vibe of a Kramer Baretta, but in a guitar that’s actually better. Includes case pictured which is sort of a brown suede finish, plush lined interior, in similarly perfect condition. Great deal for a guitar with this vibe and options at $999.

Gretsch Synchro-Sonic "Melita" Bridge. Used in nice shape. The Synchro-Sonic was an engineering marvel when it was first introduced in 1951. It produces perfect intonation via 6 moveable string rests. Each string is allowed to find its own true octave and true intervals in all positions and all strings can be accurately tuned and locked in place without a screwdriver. Specs are 3 3/8" spacing post to post, 2 1/32" string spacing, height range 7/8" to 1 1/8". These sell for $129 new but get this very clean used one for $79.

Electro-Harmonix Metal Muff With Top Boost. The EH Muff series has been highly regarded fuzz pedal since the 70’s. The Metal Muff takes the same idea, i.e. a huge sound, but retains only a bit of the fuzztone characteristic. In addition, it gives you a three band eq to dial in the perfect tone, especially the mid-tone which defines most metal songs. In addition, it offers a top boost function which controls a narrow band of highs to make your tone jump out just a bit more, primarily for leads. Here’s a quick demo. Like most EHX pedals it’s built like a tank so it should offer years of hassle-free use. Sells new for $90 but this clean used one is just $49.

Fender Special Design 8 ohm 10” Speaker. Bought and never installed. 0 hours use. If you blew yours, here you go. $29.

1985 Fender Esprit Standard – Cherry Sunburst, (front  bound neck/body), (headstock  flamed neck), (back), (buckle rash  pic2), (case). One of my favorite models of all time. Although I'm always actively searching for these, I only get in one per year on the average. This one is nice, although it had a Bigsby and pickguard at some point. We have lacquered over the 6 screw holes so you can’t feel them, although it’s noticeable upon close inspection. The Esprit was the predecessor to the Robben Ford Signature Model, which was basically the same guitar in a custom shop version (pic of Robben with Esprit Ultra).  Fender had been trying to steal a portion of Gibson's market for many years, namely a guitar with dual humbuckers on a double-cutaway body; guitars like the Coronado, Wildwood, Starcaster, etc. In the early/mid-80's Fender's effort was the "Master Series", which included the semi-solidbody Flame and Esprit, and the D'Aquisto hollowbodies, all having with 3 models in each line (Standard, Elite, & Ultra), differing by hardware and cosmetic appointments. The Esprit, was basically identical to the Flame but in a slightly larger (14" vs. 13") symmetrical body (Flame was slightly asymmetrical). The Standard was the base model with single ply body binding, neck and headstock binding, simple Les Paul style controls (dual hums, dual Vol-tone, 3-way), dot inlays, rosewood fretboard, metal tuner buttons, and an excellent "three-axis" (including side-to-side spacing) Schaller tuneomatic bridge and stopbar tailpiece. Other features of the Esprit Standard include tone-chambered Alder body with carved maple top and set-neck, 3-pc maple neck with rosewood fretboard, 24 3/4" scale (same as Gibson), flat 12" radius, an special Schaller humbuckers. The tone chambered body was credited with the Esprit's traditional archtop top, with none of the feedback problems of F-hole type guitars, but the same resonance and sustain--and fuller, rounder tone. The Schaller humbuckers feature different spacing for neck and bridge. The Master Series had a brief run, with the Esprit officially produced from ca. '84 to '86 but actual production run was less than 2 years. Total production for this model is said to be only around 4,000 units.  Here's a good site for the Master Series (link) with a lot of info on all of the models. Serial number info for the B/C/E serials is sketchy, but my guess is that they’re in the later part of the run, i.e. 1985. The only mod I’m aware of is the tailpiece which had been replaced with a stopbar in place of the Schaller slotted type. It has Gibson strap pins but we will switch to original Schaller locking type upon request. Other than the finished over screw holes, the top is quite nice. The back has buckle wear, nearly all of which is in the clear coat. Frets are in nice shape and the set up is superb. Strings are slotted low at the nut and the action stays low all the way up the neck. The neck, as shown above, has some lovely flame in it. Not spec for this model, just a cool accident. Esprit's have become highly prized due to their rarity and the fact that they're great guitars, with clean examples going $1500 and up, and a lot of guys trying to get that for well-worn examples. Get this one for just $999, including a hardshell case or gigbag.

Cordovox CAG-1 Instrument Amp, (back), (top), (panel), (plate), (side), (sample pic of interior). Made by Chicago Musical Instrument Co. who had controlling interest in Gibson from 1944 to 1969. Cordovox was a major manufacturer of accordions and accordion amps but my guess is that these were engineered to be multi-purpose since it has a typical guitar panel layout including Reverb and Vibrato – plus an additional Mic input with a Lo/Hi-Z switch. It seems to work very well with guitar, although I can’t find any info to determine how it’s supposed to sound. If you’re looking for the coolest solid-state overdrive tone, this is the wildest I’ve heard. It sounds very much like a vintage fuzz tone (without as much compression) with the Aux level cranked up and the Master level down. If you want a nice clean tone just turn up the Master and turn down the Aux. Reverb sounds good as does the vibrato. Rated at 85 watts RMS, it is loud and proud featuring a 15” woofer, 9”X14” mid-range speaker, and a pair of 3” tweeters. It has a pair of wheels which makes it easy for transport. I don’t know how to date this era but it’s likely ‘67/’68 from info I’ve gained on the web. It was highly regarded in the accordion community and possibly that’s where it belongs, but, trust me, it’s the coolest ‘60s fuzz-tone guitar amp I’ve ever had. It’s in average condition for its age and cheap for one of these at $350.

1998 Jackson Randy Rhoads RR3 w/Case, (front  detail), (back), (headstock), (case). Very good quality Japan-made Rhoads with a great look, excellent playability and quality tone. In this era Jackson used Duncan Designed humbuckers, with a pair of HB-105's, which are a Distortion/59, except with Invader pole pieces. Don't know why Duncan used these poles but they sound great so it's cool. Cosmetically there's only one tiny flaw which is a small bit of white showing on the tip of the headstock but we will touch that up and it will "go away" by the time you receive it. Features include an alder body with flamed maple veneer finished in a deep red, rock maple neck with rosewood fretboard, 22 jumbo frets, sharktooth inlays, 3-way switch with dual volume and a tone control, Floyd-Licensed double-locking tremolo, chrome hardware, and logo that just says "Jackson". Included with this guitar is the huge Jackson Rhoads case that fits the guitar like a glove and offers incredible protection. For a quality MIJ Rhoads with case, a nice deal at $459.

1965 Supro Thunderbolt 1X15 Combo, (back), (top), (speaker/chassis).  Beautiful shape for this model - cleanest one I've seen.  Very highly sought after amp both for the cool tone and the Jimi Hendrix association, who used this model exclusively during his days on the chitlin' circuit. Jimmy Page also used one on early Zep records. The Thunderbolt, built by Valco for Supro, was introduced in 1964, originally designed to be a bass amp, thus the 15" speaker and minimal controls, but like the Fender Bassman, it was much more well received as a guitar amp. The original Hendrix amp was raffled off by Guitar World magazine (advertisement) in 1992, back when such memorabilia reached astronomical prices. The features were very simple: 15" Jensen speaker, volume and tone, controlled by RCA tubes with a pair 6L6CG power tubes putting out around 50 watts, a pair of 12AX7 preamp tubes in the preamp, and a 5U4 rectifier tube. All the tubes in this amp are RCA. It is covered in Supro’s traditional blue ‘rhino hide’ tolex with horizontally striped gray grill cloth. In '67 they changed to black tolex to be more competitive with Fender. Bassists complained about the distorted tone when it was cranked up so in attempt to make them happy they also changed to a solid state rectifier and added wooden bracing across the speaker hole and another on the baffle board back. The thing that bassists hated, made it an excellent guitar amp. At 50 watts it has a bit of clean headroom, but a really nice breakup when cranked plus the 15" Jensen made it sound huge. Appears to be all original other the an older, but correct, '62 Jensen speaker. It still has the two-prong cord; covering is in nice shape on all sides, panel has minimal corrosion and intact lettering, no snags in grill, etc.  I even suspect the tubes are original.  It has no snap-crackle-pop, is well tuned, and needs nothing. If you follow these, you probably know most of these are well used and rarely are found below $1K, even in road warrior condition. While this isn't quite the cheapest one on the market, I'm sure, for a nice example, it's the cheapest one around.  $1199.

G&L L1500 4-String Bass, (front), (back), (headstock), (flamed neck), (case). When Leo Fender designed the electric bass he started with the Precision and after he started G&L he refined his basses much further. This L1500 is the evolution of the P-bass and I think most would say it's a better instrument. You can order G&L's with a number of options so I'm thinking this one was ordered with an upgraded neck. The flame is fairly consistent and looks very nice. Features include swamp ash body, hard rock maple neck with 6-screw attachment, 12" neck radius, 1.75" nut width, G&L Ultra-Lite tuners with aluminum tapered string posts, G&L Saddle Lock bridge, chrome hardware and no pickguard. Electronics consist of a single G&L Magnetic Field humbucking pickup controlled by preamp mini-switch (off/on), series/parallel mini-switch, Vol-Treb-Bass knobs. This bass has a super comfortable low set up and sounds excellent. You'll be surprised at how much versatility you can get from this single pickup. Offered in super clean condition with no noted flaws for $799(HOLD-Rodney C 5/18). Includes non-original TKL molded hardshell case.

Ibanez Cyberdrive CD5 Overdrive and Matrix MR-800 Quartz Metronome. One of Ibanez’ old Soundtank series when they were making a couple dozen OD/Dist effects. This one is pretty rad. Not my cup of tea but if you want to give it a try it works fine. Also including a Matrix quartz metronome which is an excellent practice tool. Get the pair of these for just $20.

1975 Ibanez Humbucker.  Date stamp indicates 1975 production so this is a hard pickup to find.  Braded lead, 2-conductor, with flat/slotted poles.  If you're restoring an early Artist or archtop, it pays to get original equipment.  This one's just $75. 

Digitech X-Series Pedal Lot. Choose Multi Chorus, Turbo Flange, and any one of the OD/Dist units for $99, or get all five for $149. You can get a lot of cool tones out of these. Used pedals in perfectly working condition.

Lee Jackson DG-1 Metaltronix. The DG-1 is handbuilt and uses a 100 % Analog Circuitry to achieve a true amp-style tube distortion. With its two foot switches it serves as two complete pedals in one. One side is Lee’s active gain booster, which is also sold by Lee as that pedal alone. You can use the gain boost as a transparent boost pedal or with the distortion.  In any of the 3 possible modes, it allows the full frequency of your instrument to pass through, which is why it sounds more like amp distortion, with the warmest and smoothest distortion possible.  Using the Distortion, Tone and Master, it will improve virtually any amp and it also has a Sag control to set the bias of the tube emulation circuit, just like the power amp in a tube amp. With a MSRP of $429, this pedal sold new for $350. Get this one, beautiful shape in the box for $225.

2007 Ibanez Prestige RGA-121NTF, (front), (headstock), (maple cap), (back), (case). Over the past decade, RGA-121's are some of the most popular Ibanez' that I get in stock. They're extremely comfortable to play but, most notably, the design appeals to players who don't necessarily want a tremolo. Just as important is the thick maple cap on this model which, at .63", is thicker than either a Les Paul or PRS maple top. It's this marriage of maple top and mahogany back that gives these guitars "that sound", a sound that was first discovered with the 1952 LP Goldtop. You get the brightness and snap of the maple, with the warmth and richness of mahogany. Perfection that will likely never been improved upon...even when we're making carbon fiber bodies with a thin titanium top. This is aided by quality pickups, a set of IBZ/DiMarzio V7 and V8, which are original for this model. Finely crafted in Japan, the upscale Prestige series is the evolution of the RG series, featuring an extremely thin, flat, and fast Prestige Wizard neck, high output IBZ V7/V8 by DiMarzio pickups, and the massive new Gibraltar Plus fixed bridge. The brilliant highs and lows of the RGA's arched 16mm maple over mahogany body produce a classic tone that's been one of the ultimate tones since the 50's.  Finished in "Violin Flat", it features a 5-piece maple/walnut neck with 24 jumbo frets, rosewood headstock veneer with inlaid mother of pearl logo, quality Gotoh tuners, graphite nut, and pickups screwed directly into body rather than suspended from pickup rings. This guitar is in exceptional condition all around. Frets are perfect and the setup is fantastic.  I see guys asking $850-$1200 for this model but you can have this beautiful example for $749, set up to perfection. Includes J-Team Prestige case, tool case, factory check-list tag, other hangtags, and a very comprehensive manual.

70's Univox Strat Case.  Offset waist design that's made specifically for Univox's Strat copy, though it will likely fit a Tele or others.  Nice vintage condition and hard to find original part for your prized Japanese Univox. $75.  

ca. 1938 Epiphone Electar F-Hole Flattop, (front), (headstock/neck), (back), (sides), (pickup removed), (tailpiece/oddly located tone knob), (output jack/tailpiece back).  There's very little info on the web or in my books about this guitar other than Gruhn's book calls it an "Electar F-Hole Flattop (model name unknown)" and another sources indicated that it's possibly called an "Electar Model C".  Certain features, and Gruhn's book, date this to ca. '38, while provide.net dates it to a 1941.  I think there's more weight dating it to ca. '38.   It's a rather unique, important instrument, Epiphone's first electric and one of the earliest electric guitars made.  Although they made a number of lap steels under the Electar brand, it was their Spanish style guitars like this one, designed by Herb Sunshine, was technically superior to others.  Thanks largely to the tone control systems and, primarily, pickup design, these aren't primitive guitars at all, with a sound that's not unlike hollowbody guitars built decades later.  Many of the competing pickups were the "horseshoe" type, used by Rickenbacker and others and Epi even used the Horseshoe on some other models.  As you can see in this picture, the pickup was a massive bent steel design, curved at the top to rest parallel to the strings and inline with the fretboard, surrounded by a long oval bobbin, capped with a black cover.  Some interesting history regarding pickups in this era.  You'll notice the Miessner Inventions Inc. plate on the back of the headstock.  While everybody was working on various pickup designs in the early-mid 30's, Miessner's patents on designs to make a guitar louder were used as threats to every electric guitar maker, demanding that they pay a licensing fee for any guitar that used a pickup, generally, any device used to make a guitar louder.  Their bluff worked with Epiphone, Kay, and Vega, while other companies like National Dobro, Gibson, and Electro String/Rickenbacker banded together to challenge Miessner. Rickenbacker even had a earlier patent on their Frying Pan guitar!  Miessner backed off as it was too expensive to challenge them in courts.  Anyhow, some interesting history if you want to look around the web.  Features of this model include laminated maple body with 13 3/8" lower bout, flat top and back, 25.5" scale, 1 9/16" nut width, blade pickup in oblong housing, bound top and back, unbound neck with rosewood fretboard, body with rear plate for access to pickup and electronics, trapeze tailpiece with impressed "Epiphone" logo, black octagonal pointer knobs, dot inlays, originally finished in sunburst.  Note the Brazilian rosewood fretboard that extends past the body in traditional archtop fashion.  Rosewood bridge has a flat bottom to conform to the flat top and is original. Tuners are Kluson Deluxe and are not original and the pickup had low output so it was rewound by Kent Armstrong to the typical lower output of guitars of the era.  Obviously, the sunburst finish was removed and the guitar sports a thin finish, possibly shellac.  We suspect that it originally had an Electar logo plate but as they're impossible to find, we installed an Epi plate of the type used in the 30's.  The tone knob is located very close to the tailpiece but other Electars from this era have the same unusual location.  This guitar was far from playable when it came in but Martin did a great job restoring it, including binding work, cleaning up the frets, reconditioning the fretboard, and some real tech magic making this a wonderful playing guitar.  The binding is tight all around, with just four tiny gaps, and a 1 1/2" piece that was replaced.  Its small body carries a full scale, in fact, a 25.5" scale (Fender!) in a body size that's around the same as a Les Paul.  This guitar is a lot of fun to play and it has a cool, honky tone that lends itself to delta blues or early jazz.  Electronics work perfectly and it's a solid guitar, with no breaks or repairs.  For an imminently playable pre-war electric with lots of history, I think it's a great deal at $1299.  

Seymour Duncan SH-2N Jazz Humbucker. Double black bobbins plus 4-conductor for coil splitting, if desired. Excellent choice for neck position. $45.

Sabine Solo SL-820 Digital Feedback Eliminator, (front/back). A must-have for players who are serious about acoustic amplification. You've tried the rest - now try the best - at least in the sub-$400 price range. Designed for single channels, the 820 offers 8 patented FBX Filters, 20-bit digital resolution and increased headroom. The 820 outshines virtually all other feedback controllers in accurately controlling feedback during live performances. Equally at home when hooked up to an acoustic/electric guitar, wired mics, wireless mics, monitors, harmonica mics, and multi-mic locations. It automatically senses feedback and quickly places a narrow 1/10-octave adaptive digital filter directly on the resonating frequency. Each of its FBX filters are 10 times narrower than 1/3-octave graphic EQ filters (which are actually one full octave wide, spaced out on 1/3-octave centers), so the FBX provides more gain before feedback without a loss in sound quality. In fact, the FBX gives back more than 90 percent of the power lost with using a graphic EQ to control feedback. This unit sold new for $295 ($369 list) but this one is "as new" in the box for less than half, just $139. If you want to say goodbye to feedback forever, without sacrificing tone, here's the answer. Full details - click here.

2000 Godin Radiator w/Upgrade, (front), (back), (headstock), (electronics upgrade). Good enough for the pro player, for under $400! Godin offers top quality guitars at remarkably reasonable prices. Known primarily for their acoustic models, they also build some fine solidbodies such as this Radiator. It has some of the vibe of a 60's Italian-made guitar with the black pearl MOTS top. Click here for a review by GuitarOne.com and here for Ultimate Guitar where it received a 9.4 overall. One of my personal gripes with the stock Radiator is the lack of a pickup selector. Godin opts to skip the 3-way switch relying instead on individual volume knobs but if you want to go from bridge to neck quickly, forget it, you have to turn down the bridge knob and then turn up the neck knob. This guitar now has a CTS 3-way switch installed. More noteworthy, it has the entire electronics package from a Clapton/Buddy Guy Strat installed: volume, TBX control, and mid-boost knob - plus the circuit board. The 12dB TBX boost makes the pickups sound more like humbuckers, while the mid-boost (25dB!) adds a thick, rich tone that makes the guitar stand out in the mix. Cosmetically, knobs have been changed to a larger amp style knob, more accurate for fine-tuning settings, and the automotive type logo has been removed from the body. Stock features include chambered Silver Leaf Maple body, rock maple neck with maple fretboard, flat 12" radius, shorter 24 3/4" scale, 24 medium jumbo frets, 1 11/16" nut width, Low-Noise Godin-Design single-coil pickups, Black Onyx finish. The single coil pickups sound very good and they're fairly quiet (Godin calls them "low noise") but keep in mind if you use the mid-boost they're not going to be as quiet if you use a higher gain amp setting. If you boost the mids by 12dB, keep in mind that you're also boosting the noise by 12dB. If you want the stock sound of the guitar, just put the TBX in the middle (center is detented) and roll the mid-boost knob all the way back. You probably won't use the mid boost all the time but it's easy to get hooked on the fat, harmonically rich sound and may find yourself using at least some boost on all your songs. Set up on this guitar is fantastic, with low action and no fret out on bends anywhere on the neck. This guitar is 3X more versatile than a stock model and it's easily good enough for professional use. New cost on these was $599, which is a bargain. It's rare that you come across a proline guitar for just $375. (Note: I have a stock Radiator in stock for $25 less)

Electro-Voice EV PLDK5 Drum Microphone Pack, (EV PL33), (EV PL35). New, factory sealed boxes. You don't have to spend a fortune piecing together pro quality mics for a drum kit. This EV kit can mic just about any drum kit and provide quality sound that won't drive your sound tech crazy trying to EQ out feedback caused by mics with a low gain before feedback or an unfriendly frequency response. This kit contains one PL33 dynamic supercardoid kick drum mic and four PL35 dynamic supercardioid tom/snare mics, complete with a quality, firm-exterior 600 Denier nylon gig bag with shoulder strap. The EV PL33 kick drum mic delivers tight, low-end and punctuation for kick drums and low frequency instruments, and the PL35 dynamic supercardioid tom and snare microphone, with its unique body design, integrated swivel and drum rim clamp is voiced for exceptionally natural tom and snare drum sounds. Its unique body design with the shaft at an angle eliminates the need for right-angle XLR connectors and minimizes cable clutter over the drum and under cymbals. Each one includes a DRC-1 snap-on drum rim clamp that mounts the mic directly to just about any brand drum rim. They're voiced for exceptionally natural tom and snare content, with superior isolation and a frequency response - 50 Hz - 16 kHz. The EV Gig Bag is firm and durable with 600 Denier nylon exterior Form cutouts for up to 10 PL drum mics, padded handle and shoulder strap, zippered rear compartment for sheet music, sticks, and accessories. This set has received great reviews in various publications and sites, such as this one on epinions.com. These had a list price of $775 and sold for $322-$459. If you're looking for EV quality at a no-name price here's a nice savings on this bundle, just $229 for the pack.

Soundcraft Notepad 124 and 124FX Mixers, (124), (stock pic), (124/124FX Comparison). This fine British company has been one of the most respected names in professional live and studio decks for decades. With their new Notepad series you get the sound quality and engineering you've come to expect from Soundcraft. What sets them apart from the proliferation of budget mixers currently on the market is the quality of their components such as the acclaimed British GB30 mic preamps and GB30 3-band EQ technology. Unlike most other brands, they're not built with the cheapest parts on the market. The two models are basically identical except the 124FX has built-in digital effects which has a feed from every input and over 100 effects, including a pink noise and test setting. The FX control can also be used to set delay tap tempo, a feature not found in many mixers in this class. On the Notepad 124, the FX send is replaced by a standard AUX send with a dedicated output. Both models provide a recording output of the mix on RCA/Phono connectors as well as a stereo input for CD playback etc. Rather than list all the specs here, just check out Soundcraft.com - click here for the 124 and here for the 124FX. For the quality of these mixers, you can't beat them, new in the box. I’m out of the FX model but just $119 for the Notepad 124.

Graphtech and Tusq Saddles – Ferraglide, Tusq, and String Saver, (and more). Just got some more of these in. Tone enhancing and virtually eliminating string breakage. All are 2 3/16” string spacing for USA Fender style. Ferraglide and Tusq are center screw for vintage style Fenders; String Savers are offset screws for American Standards. All-Parts prices are $80, $54, and $54, respectively. Get your choice here for $47 Ferraglide, or $33 Tusq or String Saver. Note: We can build up a complete Strat bridge with steel block and steel or brass bass plate for $30-$50 more.

KGC Strat Bridge Plate and GFS Trem Blocks. KGC brushed brass bridge plates, $39/each, no name steel bridge plate $19, GFS steel trem blocks, $8/each.

Dr Z Galaxie 1X12 Combo, (top), (panel), (back), (spkr/tubes), (footswitch).  After years of primarily EL84 powered amps (and a few 6V6), the Galaxie is Dr. Z’s first ever 6L6 powered amp.  In addition to a pair of 6L6', the Galaxie has three 12AX7's in the preamp and a 5U4 tube rectifier.  It also features a Triad output transformer, which is original spec for Fender's classic tweed amps including the low-powered Twin, Super, and Pro, which is part of the magic of this fine amp.  The Galaxie is a dual-channel amp, with channel 1 voiced for clean tones; channel 2 is the overdrive/dirty channel.  Channel 1 is the perfect clean with crisp highs, fat lows, and a very throaty voice overall.  Channel 2 is the OD channel with excellent sustain with a beautiful break-up.  CH-2 reaches full volume at around 9'oclock and from there on it's more of a gain knob, with more overdrive, sustain, and compression as you turn it up.  Both channels share the same EQ (bass/treb/pres) knobs.  The tone knobs are very interactive with the volume controls and really act like gain controls as much as EQ knobs.  Turn up the bass or treble and you'll notice an increase in gain at the same time.  The tonal possibilities aren't as simple as the layout appears but there really isn't a bad sound on this amp, regardless of settings.  Rather than the vintage style separate inputs for the two channels, the Galaxie uses a footswitch to change channels, which is a nice touch for live bands, with an indicator light to let you know when you're on CH-2.  Output is rated at 30 or 40 watts, selectable via the pentode/triode switch on the back panel.  This features wasn't really to offer an appreciable difference in output rather than different voicings.  Although it has a very slightly higher output, the 40W setting is a bit tighter and slightly more high fi sounding; while the 30W setting gives the amp and earlier breakup. There are a number of good demo's on YouTube including this one by Frankie Starr, playing what appears to be an earlier version with a different layout.   The Galaxie 1X12 sold new for $1849, which is right in the ballpark for a hand-wired 40W combo.  This one is in perfect condition and a killer combo for $1199.

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Seymour Duncan Strat Hot Rails SHR-1b. One of the most popular bridge humbuckers for Strats. 4-conductor for wiring humbucker/single coil combinations. Wire is cut to proper length for bridge position. Ceramic magnets, 16.6K output that’s perfect for rock/metal. Sells new for $85; this one’s clean in the box for $49.

1996 Fender Stratocaster Plus- Sunburst - Rosewood Board, (front), (back), (headstock), (case).  Very nice Plus model in 3-tone sunburst with a rosewood board, for a real vintage vibe that's straight out of the early 60's.  The Strat Plus made its debut in 1987 and had a very successful 13-year run, ending in '99, which was the last year of the American Standard, replaced by the American Series, with the "American Deluxe" replacing the Strat Plus as Fender's premium production model.  When released in '87 the Plus was essentially a deluxe model American Standard, with upgraded pickups and hardware.  It featured a trio of the new Lace Sensor pickups, which provided a vintage tone without the annoying noise associated with standard Strat pickups - and no magnetic string pull to kill the sustain of the strings.  The Gold Laces (50's Strat sound) on this model are the same pickups used on the early Plus models as well as on the Clapton and Buddy Guy signature models; both of whom toured with these stock Laces for many years.  I'm a big fan of these pickups as they're the best I've found for zero hum while retaining that vintage Strat tone.  The Plus also features precision locking tuners and LSR roller nut (or Wilkinson cam nut on early models), enhancements to keep the guitar in tune, especially for players who use the tremolo to great measure.  This one's in excellent condition overall with the only flaw being some buckle scratches on the back (shown here) in the clear coat only.  Frets are in excellent shape and the set up is spectacular with low action and no choking out on bends.  This one comes with a new Stew-Mac truss rod adjustment tool (shown here) since someone used a wrong size Allen key at some point, but the Stew-Mac tool is beveled and made for this very purpose.  Lettering on the pickups is still in nice shape which usually indicates a guitar hasn't seen much playing time.  It's shown without back cover but we’ll install one prior to shipping.  Includes trem arm, springs, and original "Plus" case with deluxe latches and gray interior.  This is a very nice Plus model for $999(HOLD-John G 12/31/21).  

1960's Kustom Thinline Electric Case, (handle). I occasionally come by some rare cases. Stuff like Gibson L5S and Fender Starcaster. But this is much more rare. Ross estimates that only 2000-3000 guitars were built during Kustom’s brief run in '67/'68 and those numbers are reportedly generous, not to mention that it's likely a number of these were sold without case. All of them I saw online were thinline hollowbodies (shown here with case) which seem to conform to this case, measuring around 16" lower bout, 12" upper bout, 11" waist, and 42.5" length. Appears to be made by the same maker as 60's Fenders and could be suitable for other brands of guitars from this era. Good vintage condition with all latches and hinges intact, with some rubs on the tolex but should clean up well. Handle has been replaced with a similar style. If you've got one of these rare Kustoms, here's a proper home for it for just $125.

NOS 2004 Brian Moore i81 – Cinnamon Flametop, (Turquoise), (front), (back), (headstock), (arched top), (bag/acc.). I just discovered a pair of these in the shop, both new old stock and never retailed! The i81 was the most affordable model in the i-Series but an exceptional import in its own right. Has the same Brian Moore signature looks including sculpted headstock, sleek arched-top body, and unique rear output jack of the higher end models. When BM went in search of factories to do their imports they did it right and the quality rivals some US makers in my opinion. The i81 features bolt-on neck, mahogany body with beautifully bookmatched flamed maple top, classic " iM" Alnico humbuckers, and "iM" precision tuners. These guitars will be set up to perfection and will play as well as guitars costing 4X the price. Original retail price was $595 back in ’04 and they’re an excellent buy today at just $299. Includes a very heavily padded Brian Moore gigbag and all other accessories.

ADA Quad Tube Programmable 2X12 Combo, (front panel pics pieced together), (3/4 view), (back panel). The Big Boy - the baddest amp ever made by ADA. It’s loud; it sounds absolutely awesome. It was also the most expensive ADA, selling for $2399 20 years ago. This amp is super RARE. A while back I found one on the web which was actually a NOS model that a store was selling for the same $2399 but had recently sold. I have not one but TWO of these babies. One of them works perfectly - the other one has a glitch on some of the patches and is priced accordingly. Looking through the 62 page manual it's clear that there are too many features to list here so I'll just do a brief overview. It's basically an ADA MP-2 with a stereo 150-watt power amp and vari-cab functions...with built in digital effects. Features 150 watt output (true stereo - 75W/Side) with complete digital control of an all-analog signal path, 128 user and 39 factory patches, four low-noise 12AX7A tubes with 10 voicing options an overdrive, onboard compressor, four-band tone controls nine-band graphic EQ, powerful effects, including "Varicab" (programmable cabinet emulator), tremolo, stereo chorus, noise reduction, stereo effects loop with programmable mix control, front panel volume and room compensation EQ, cabinet-emulated XLR output with ground lift s well as unbalanced 1/4" outs for recording, complete MIDI with real-time MIDI for on the fly changing of parameters, rack holster for mounting single rack space to the back, accepts ADA 4X4 MIDI controller. ADA is hot right now and despite the resurgence it’s still moderately priced at $1299. If you're an ADA fan, this might be your only chance to get your hands on one of these rare and great sounding amps - and a piece of ADA history. Somewhere I have the 62-page owner's manual but if I can't find it, it's still on the web.

Celestion G12M 25-watt Greenback. Classic British tone, warm with lots of growl. Perfect for lower powered amps, providing some speaker break-up at lower volumes compared to a 75w or 90W speaker which has to be played at ear-bleeding levels to break up. There is a proliferation of budget combo's, nearly all having a major weak spot with the speaker. Sells for $125 new but this clean used one was broken in with a noise generator so it sounds better than new. Just $79(SOLD-David K 10/13).

Tokai Super Edition Neck. Tokai Model 45, rare dead-on Strat headstock, obviously not made for the USA market. Nice shape, especially for a neck that was made over 30 years ago. Had a string retaining bar removed, three small holes plugged – now uses a vintage style string tree. Truss rod at the butt end, turns like it’s supposed to. Factory black headstock, would look great on a black body. Carvin tuners replace original vintage style. Sets up very nicely…no issues. $129.

Engl BC-10 Reaper Pedal. Excellent distortion pedal for the rock/metal fan engineered with the tone of their Powerball II amp and features an SCS connector should you want to string some Engl pedals together. There is loads of gain available plus a 3-band EQ to let you tweak it, although it sounds perfct with everything ½ way up to me. If you’re into Scorpions, UFO, AC/DC, etc., you’ll love it. Click here for a brief demo. Sells new for $159. Get this clean used one for $99.

EMG ACS Acoustic Guitar Soundhole Pickup. Easy install: Mounts to soundhole, Velcro attaches battery bag attaches inside your guitar, easy mount end-pin jack. The ACS delivers quality amplified acoustic guitar tone without the feedback issues. It offers a broader frequency range than a piezo pickup while delivering authentic acoustic tone with enough volume to play alongside a large band. The ACS employs a unique internal preamp that's been tailored for the phase and frequency response of an acoustic guitar while still retaining a brilliant top-end favored in acoustic guitar tone. Volume control is mounted on the pickup and poles are easily adjustable to tailor your output for your guitar/amp set up. Sells new for $159. This unit is in clean shape and just $100.

Fishman TSV Power Bridge for Strat, (pic2). Never installed and mint. Turn your Strat into an acoustic/electric with this high-quality acoustic bridge. Finished in bright chrome, ultrasensitive built-in saddle transducers sense the natural acoustic vibrations of a solidbody guitar, giving an authentic acoustic sound to the instrument. A supplied stereo output jack allows independent use of the saddle pickups or a blending with the guitar's regular pickups. All installation materials and instructions are included. Sells new at discount for $309. This one's perfect and just $175.

Fender USA Tele Pickups. From an ’06 American Series. Bridge is vintage style with brass bottom and white string covering over the windings; Tele has the modern plastic bottom and metal wraparound cover. $69/set.

Electro Harmonix Soul Preacher Nano. Very good quality mini compressor/sustainer for studio and live gigs. Has 3 selectable attacks: Fast attack is an aggressive, fast, and musical hit; Medium attack is a slow, smooth, and defined; Slow has a rise that’s much softer. Here’s a demo. To me it’s a better pedal than the Boss CS-3…and cheaper. Get this clean used one for $49.

Fuchs Plush Extreme Cream OD. Fuchs products are known for superb build quality with a case made of powder coated cast aluminum, high grade electronics, and Switchcraft jacks that should last forever. Other components include Cliff switches, Neutrik connectors, Metal shaft controls, and Mil spec fiberglass two-sided circuit board construction. It has 3 knobs per channel with heavy duty foot switches and considering it's a dual-channel, it doesn't take up much room on your pedalboard. A 9v jack is provided for power supply (or you can use the 9v battery and the pedal) and comes built with true bypass. Its two channels of  are called Warm and Hot. The Hot channel is identical to the single channel Plush Cream while the Warm channel has a slightly different voice and clipping structure. A very cool feature of this pedal is the LED annunciation with both channels having a corresponding LED which is lit to let you know which channel you are using. When you hit the on/off switch (i.e. not using the pedal) the LED of the channel that you were using blinks. Very useful so you don't forget which channel you were in. Fans of the Tube Screamer will love this pedal…even more than the Tubescreamer. These are $250 new; this one’s mint in the box for $165(sent out for repair).

Fender Hot Rod Deville 2X12- USA made, (back), (control panel), (acc.), (label/badge).  1990’s model, back when they were made in USA. The DeVille series (Blues, later Hot Rod) is probably the most successful tube amp in Fender’s history and a very popular club amp, capable of a wide range of applications, and boasts very good headroom.  The unique blend of vintage and modern tones, combined with Fender's classic narrow panel styling, made the Hot Rod DeVille a classic almost from the day it was released in the mid-90’s.  The Hot Rod has much more gain than the earlier Blues so I can’t say that this amp is for everyone. Also, at 60 watts, and a very loud 60, it may be too loud for your needs. But…it can play any club and even larger stages without monitoring. It does a decent Fender clean tone with natural sounding tube-driven reverb, but with its extra gain stage does the Rock/Metal tones very well.  It features 3 selectable channels (Clean - Drive - More Drive) give you a good selection of tones selectable via included footswitch.  Click here for a demo on YouTube.  The current Hot Rod Deluxe IV, made in Mexico, sells new for $799; this older USA model is in nice shape other than some pitting on the control panel, is all original, and a nice buy at $550.  Includes footswitch w/cable and cover.

Numark CD Mix-1, (back), (acc.). I DJ parties for friends once a year or so. I bought this new many years ago, around the time everybody started using I-Pod’s, so I only used it once. It’s in excellent condition and comes with box, manual, and power supply. Details are here on Numark’s site. This is a real professional unit and it had a price that reflected that. Today, it’s $139.

G&L Student Model Case. Early ‘80’s. Nice vintage case for your student model G&L like the SC-1 and SC-2, but it easily fits Strats and Teles, like the ASAT shown in the pic. Other than a few tolex chips it’s in really nice vintage condition. $95.

P90 Strat Pickups/Loaded Pickguards. Take your choice of dual P90’s or three P90’s. Price includes two or three Kent Armstrong HP90NC, which are noiseless P90’s and parchment 3PU or white pearl 2PU pickguard. All parts are new. The Armstrongs sell for $105.95/each from WD (click here for description) and includes cream covers and screws. Take your pick, just $75 for each pickup (must buy 2 or 3), and we’ll throw in a WD pickguard for free. (note: If you want a “drop-in” ready assembly, we can install pickups with pots and switch for an upcharge).

Fender Head Cover. Made for Bassbreaker head but will fit other heads. Never used. $12.

Fender 4X12 Cover. Made for Mustang 5 but will fit other 4X12 cabs with large, Marshall-style side handles. Measures 30.5" X 30" X 12.5".  Never used. $19.99

Sperzel Trim-Lok Tuners 6-in-line. Excellent upgrade for your Strat or other 6-in-line headstock. Black with chrome shafts, brushed aluminum buttons. $45.

BBE Green Screamer Overdrive. Noted for its tube-like vintage overdrive, much like a TS Tubescreamer. It uses a dual OP-Amp design, features Level, Tone, and Gain controls, and features a true hard-wired bypass. Clean in the box and a good value at $45.

Suhr SSH 50mm Humbucker Bridge Black, $65

PRS McCarty Treble Humbucker. Nickel cover. $75

Seymour Duncan Production Floor TB59N. Duncan’s Production Floor Custom produces custom spec pickups based on customer desires, anything from color, wire, spacing, output strength, etc. This TB59N is a 4-conductor and offered in the wider spacing of a Trembucker, usually to match the bridge position but, hey, this is a neck position. It’s offered in mint condition (don’t know if it was ever installed). I *think* the customer aspect of this pickup is that it’s in the wider Trembucker spacing, which isn’t normally offered for neck position ’59 pickups. Hey, get the cache’ of a custom shop pickup for just $69. 

Fender Vintage Noiseless Tele Set. The Original Tele Noiseless and a quantum change in Fender pickups and still in production today. Output of 6.6K neck and 7.2K bridge is closer to a vintage output than later versions. This clean used set has full length leads and includes screws and spacers. These are $134 new. We used the neck on a build so only the bridge is available, for $45. 

George Dennis GD-20 Optical Volume Control. Optical control means it preserves your signal, plus no pot to wear out. Russian made, built like a tank and clean shape other than Velcro on the bottom. Active control means it will work well with other effects and in effects loops. Great price on a good quality volume at $65.

Digitech Jimi Hendrix Experience, (pic2), (tones). Another one… "Seven Tones That Changed the World".  Incorporates a collection of classic tones including Fuzz Face, 100W Marshall Super Lead, Octavia, rotary speaker, Clyde McCoy wah, brownface Fender Bassman, and EMT plate reverb.  Includes 7 preset tones plus knobs for tweaking including Gain, Level, High EQ, Low EQ, Reverb Amount, and Reverb Decay, via 7 pots (3 stacked, one regular).  It also features stereo inputs and outputs.  For full specs check out Digitech's Site hereClick here for a good video demo. Originally these sold for $199 but if you check Ebay they’ve been going $220-$400! This one’s in nice shape in the box for just $159. Includes velvet bag, box, power supply, and some paperwork. (I have one in NOS condition lower on this page for $179)

Studio Projects VTB1 Tube Mic Preamp, (back), (psu) Excellent quality single-channel tube blend mic preamp, a must for any home studio, digital or analog. Te VTB1 incorporating true class A/B switching and it's a totally discrete circuit. Unique to the VTB-1 mic preamp is the Tube Drive circuit based on a 12AX7 tube that allows the user to blend as little or as much of the Tube Drive as desired. The Studio Projects VTB-1 allows the user the most flexibility of any mic pre in its price class. Great for vocals of course, but also a good choice to overdrive your guitars or bass. Here's a good demo that uses acoustic, electric, bass, and vocals through the unit (link). Sells new for $199 but this one's mint and just $99.

Jensen C12R 12” Guitar Speaker. Clean shape. Good replacement speaker for your combo and just $45.

MXR M196 A/B Box, (close-up). Excellent device to route your guitar/bass/keyboard to dual signal paths. If you play and acoustic electric, for instance, you can route to two separate amps and then select either one--or both--for the output signal. As new condition, only removed from box for display, and a good buy at $45.

Fender Custom Shop Telecaster Texas Special Set.  Texas Specials are built to produce increased output, presence and midrange.  The nickel/silver cover on the neck pickup produces a clear warm tone that only a true Custom Shop Tele pickup can do. These over wound pickups use Alnico 5 magnets and enamel coated magnetic wire. The bridge pickup features height-staggered magnets and a copper plated steel bottom plate.  Includes mounting hardware.  Sells new for $159 but this set is new, never installed, and just $110.

JJ 6L6GC Matched Pair. Brand new matched pair (20/2.7 specs) from Tube Depot so you know they’re burned in and good. Just $25 for the pair.

Line 6 Chrome Pod - Limited Edition. Mint condition-never retailed and includes manual and power supply. These are very rare from 2001. Only 150 were distributed in the USA, 500 worldwide. I think at some time in the future these will be one of the ultimate collectables in light of the rarity and the fact that the POS was the most influential guitar effect of this generation. Underneath the chrome case it is your basic original POD, the kidney bean-shaped "desktop" modeling device for guitarists, offering a set of 16 amplifier models, 16 effects, and a selection of speaker cabs. It provides outputs for connecting directly to recording equipment, an external amplifier or PA system, or to headphones for late night practicing. Offered in mint condition with manual and power supply for $265.

ca. 1951 Gretsch New Yorker 16" Acoustic Archtop, (side), (front/back), (neck/headstock), (action), (bridge).   "As is" special!  Can't be set up with low action without some serious neck work so I'm offering this "as is" for the slide player or someone who plays only cowboy chords (see action at 12th fret above).  Other than the action, this guitar is quite intact without extraneous rattles and no breaks, with a cool "Blind Willie Lemon" tone that's well suited for delta blues. I don't know a lot about this model other than it has rather austere cosmetics for a Gretsch, with a painted on logo but it does feature a bound neck and body, and block fretboard inlays. Fretboard is Brazilian rosewood, which is a cool feature any day, and what appears to be original tortoise pickguard. Finish has a wonderfully aged patina, typical with nitro finishes including nicely yellowed binding that's in remarkably nice shape for a 50's Gretsch and worn away to bare wood over the back of the neck.  Serial 4779 stamped inside F-hole which should date it to '51.  I'm into it for $400 and after talking to my luthier it's not going to be cost effective to make it a killer Spanish style player thus it's offered as is for $450.

Fender American Deluxe Telecaster Bridge. Mid ‘00’s but will work on most any Tele. String-through-body plate, six American series bridge saddles with offset intonation screws. Highly polished chrome. Nice shape. Includes mounting screws not pictured. $59

Fender American Standard Telecaster Bridge. Recent model, ’07 to present with new style bent saddles on chrome-plated brass bridge. Nice shape. Includes mounting screws not pictured. $59

Fender Texas Special Tele Set, (pic2). Removed from a ‘12 American Special Tele, clean shape. Not the cloth wires used on custom shop but still the same pickup and just $69/pair.

Floyd Rose Discovery DST1-R w/accessories, (bridge/nut), Although 13 years old this is actually a new-old-stock guitar. The Discovery line was Floyd’s answer to an affordable, quality-made import model to go with their USA series. They use the same unique patented Speed-Loader system as well as the low-mass headstock. Features the new Floyd Rose Speedloader tremolo bridge, 3 high-output single coils, Basswood body, and the cool, low-mass headstock that's constructed largely of "air". The best thing about the Speedloader system is string changes can be done in less than a minute - it's truly a no-brainer easy job. These guitars are very well constructed as you'd expect with anything that Floyd would put his name on - with excellent setup and quality tone. These sold for $399 everywhere for the guitar alone but this one INCLUDES genuine Floyd Rose accessories including gigbag, strap, picks, cable, and tools for just $299 - plus a pro-setup that's better than factory.

Floyd Rose Discovery DSF2-BK w/accessories, (bridge/nut). Like the DST1-R above, this is new-old-stock. It’s the same basic design as the DST-1 above except in a non-tremolo model with the Speedloader Fixed Bridge with dual hot humbuckers. These sold for $399 everywhere for the guitar alone but this one INCLUDES genuine Floyd Rose accessories including gigbag, strap, picks, cable, and tools for just $299 - plus a pro-setup that's better than factory.

1981 ElectroHarmonix Deluxe Electric Mistress, (back/bottom). The legendary flanger/filter matrix. In addition to a great sounding flanger, the filter matrix mode takes the automatic sweep out of the circuit to create very unique chimey, shimmering tones. Click here for a YouTube demo on the reissue. This one’s near 40 years old but still works great. $175.

Dunlop Uni-Vibe Controller UV-1FC. Don’t know how this got separated from my Uni-Vibe but I can’t find it, only the pedal. It’s your basic expression pedal that controls the Uni-Vibe Chorus/Vibrato speed and effect/bypass functions. Sells for $104 new on Amazon. This used one’s in nice shape and just $45.

Mullard KT88 Matched Pair. Exact copy of the KT88 tubes that were manufactured by Marconi-Osram for Marshall from the late 60s through the 70s. Great choice for a Marshall Major or any amp that can run KT88s. These are supplied by New Sensor Corp of New York, who bought the right to re-manufacture these tubes. These are new, old stock and made in Russia. Nice deal at $65/pair.

Mullard 12AX7/ECC833 Matched Pair. New Sensor’s reissue of the famed Mullard 12AX7 (or ECC83). Made at the Russian Xpo-Pul factory now owned by New Sensor Corp of NY. Quality is first rate. New, old stock, $29/pair.

Resomax Gold Tuneomatic Bridge PS-8843-GO. Brand new 4mm NV2 bridge in gold finish. Lightweight, high strength bridge will increase harmonic content and improve tone.  Comes loaded with ResoMax alloy saddles to retain the vintage look and tone of your guitar. Excellent choice to upgrade or replace bridge on your Gibson USA, Grestch or Godin. Sells new on at Resomax for $99.95. Get this new one for $65.

Gotoh Gold Locking Tuners - SG301-MG. Brand new set of Gotoh Magnum Locking 3+3 tuners, complete with screws. 18:1 tuning ratio, 3 right hand and 3 left hand tuners. Lubri-Coat lubrication for smooth action and long life. New priced at $65 online but get this new set for $45.

EMG-85/EMG-60A LS Set. Brand new set of EMG LS’s for your Gibson style with long pot shafts. Includes everything you need, including long shaft pots, jack, and no-solder wiring. The 85 is good for crunch rhythm and lead; the 60A is a very good choice for cleaner neck tones. These sell for $99/each online. Get this brand new pair for just $129.

“Vintage” Taylor Dreadnought Case, (pic2). 1980’s Poodle case for your full size Taylor dreadnought (310, 510, 810, etc.) Typical shape for 30 years. Interior is nice, all hardware intact, just some wear around the edges where wood is visible. If you have a late 80’s Taylor, this is the right home for your guitar and just $115.

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Simple Amps Traveler 6LA, (top), (back), (panel), (chassis).  Joel Jones hand-builds these out of his shop in Orange County, Calif.  The Traveler series is a recent model in his arsenal which combines top-notch components in a portable powerhouse of an amp. His amps are hand-wired, premium grade parts such as Sozo capacitors, Mercury Magnetics transformers and custom made carbon film resistors. With the Traveler, Joel has managed a very affordable price point, coming in at 2/3 the price of  his "Big Iron" series of amps. A simple two stage preamp and pair of output tubes drive a Jensen 10" MOD speaker mounted in a 9 Ply (1/2) Baltic birch cabinet with a heavy duty "ruggedized" finish. Although the size is diminutive, the tone is anything but small, cranking out 40 watt via a single EH 12AX7 into a pair of EH 6L6's. If simplicity is your thing, and everybody should have at least one pure amp, the 6LA is for you with just high and low gain inputs, volume, and tone - nothing extraneous in the circuit to detract from its pure tone. Other features include all Mercury transformers including Power, Output, and Choke; All aluminum enclosure; Fully Shielded; Hand wired board construction; Star ground configuration; Sozo caps; Custom made carbon film resistors; 9-Ply (1/2") Baltic Birch cabinet; Locking miter joint construction; Aluminum speaker baffles; Heavy Duty Finish; 15"x17"x8" size. Here’s a demo of the 6V6 cousin, the 6VA (Click here) and another one here.   Note the Big Iron and the Traveler use the same basic circuit.  There's also a brief review here, which mentions a comparison to the old Valco/Supro amps of the '50's, a comparison that's repeated in other reviews. This model sold new for $1150 but it’s in “as new” condition and ships in original factory packing, for just $739.  If you’re looking for a great grab-n-go amp with a lot of vintage tone in a small package, this is a good choice.

MXR M-134 Stereo Chorus Pedal, (pic2). As new in the box. One of the great chorus units of all time, the MXR M-134, is recreated with the same lush analog tone, plus more tone shaping than the 3- knob original pedals. In addition to the usual Intensity (depth) and Rate (speed of sweep), plus a Width control to set the limit of the sweep. It also adds Bass and Treble EQ knobs which help make the effected sound stand out. If the EQ setting is identical on the effected tone as the straight signal, much of the effect gets lost in the mix. The one also includes a Bass Filter button that applies effect to the high frequency effect only, i.e. doesn't mess with your low end so your guitar retains its fat sound. You can run it mono, or if you really want to be blown away, use the stereo outputs for an absolutely huge tone. New price is $169.99 but get this one with less than an hour of use for just $114.99.

Pigtronix Rototron - Analog Rotary Speaker Simulator, (pic2). All analog rotary speaker effect that offering frequency modulation, phase shifting, tremolo, bucket brigade-based chorusing and a three-way crossover to achieve fantastic 3D rotary sound in an easy to use pedal. Works well with both guitars and keyboards and, hey, it's easier than lugging a Leslie cab to your gig! It was designed to replicate the famed dual rotor 122 and 147 Leslie cabs used by all the great touring artists. The analog design is an improvement over digital models as it sounds warmer, fatter and feels more realistic. These are $251 everywhere but I have a few new in the box for $199. Here’s a good demo by Sweetwater (link).

1980’s Custom Stratocaster – Splatter Finish, (front detail), (back), (electronics), (body), (Stars bridge), (neck neck2), (action), (case). Let me begin by saying this guitar, in person, looks extremely impressive. The Splatter finish is in a nice mix of black and Olympic White with a super high gloss finish. It was originally built up by a noteworthy builder in The Valley (LA County) but I’ve had it so long that I’ve forgotten his name. It has all high end parts, plays exceptionally well, and is in near pristine condition. It was one of the few guitars that I considered part of my personal collection but since I only seem to play the same 2-3 guitars all the time I’ve decided that it’s time to find a new home. Parts of this guitar are from the 80’s, but we added some parts from the 90’s including the Warmoth neck and Fralin Blues pickup set. The body I believe is an early Mighty Mite/Boogie Bodies, with an early 80’s Star Guitars tremolo bridge and strap pins installed. The bridge and saddles are solid brass, chrome plated, with Allen wrench screws attaching the bridge and block. The neck is a moderately figured Warmoth with a Warmoth compound radius, jumbo frets, nicely figured rosewood fretboard, and LSR locking nut. It’s pretty much a D-shape, a little more shallow (with a little more shoulders) than a modern USA Fender. Frets have been polished and the fret ends are dressed immaculately. Pickups are Lindy Fralin blues with cloth wires and a metal cover under the bridge pickup; pots and switch are quality USA. We included a few Fender parts as well including an 80’s neckplate and later Fender tuners. The neck is so good on this guitar that it sets up with incredibly low action and many of you might want us to raise it a tad, but it speaks volumes about the fret finishing and straightness of the neck. This is one of those guitars that would definitely part out at a higher value but it’s too nice of a guitar to suffer such a fate. If you’re looking for one of the best custom built Strats I’ve ever had, it’s yours for $1199(SOLD-Yann 7/20/22), almost ½ the price of getting this built yourself.

Zoom B1on Bass Multi-effect and Looper (with power supply). Good budget all-in-one for bass that includes: 80 effects, 14 Amp models, Up to 5 effects simultaneously, and 100 memory locations. In addition it has an easy to read chromatic tuner, simple to use looper and a rhythm machine for fun practicing. Easy to read orange screen with backlit LCD. Includes USB output plus regular 1/4" jack (plus headphone out), and an aux in. Runs on 6 AA batteries or included Hi-Pro 9V power supply. Nice little unit for just $35. Here’s a demo on YouTube.

Dean Markley Blue Steel Strings 11-52. Factory sealed, lot of 9. Sells $5/ea online. Get all 9 sets for $29.

Tech 21 Double Drive 3X MOD, (Close-up). The Double Drive 3X - with a Private Stock custom MOD - has been revoiced for more aggressive hard rock and metal tones and therefore not specifically recommended for classic rock or blues rock. It has a tighter low end for more chunky bass and a wider level taper for smoother control. This custom-mod version offers a more "amp-like" distortion as opposed to a "pedal-like" distortion and is a good choice for players with amps that are lacking. This model also lets you store three custom sounds, even on the fly, by simply tweaking the knobs and double-tapping on a footswitch. DRIVE A controls the amount of Class A power amp output stage distortion (like a Vox AC30), rich in even harmonics. The amount of harmonics is dynamically controlled by the input level and their ratio by how hard you pick. DRIVE A/B controls the amount of Class A/B power amp output stage distortion (like Fender or Marshall), rich in odd harmonics. The signal path of Drive A runs INTO the signal path of Drive A/B, resulting multiplication, rather than addition, of the distortion to achieve a cascading effect. Click here for a demo with knob tweaking. With a list of $215, these sold new for $179. I have a few new in the box for just $99/each.

Alesis Spitfire 30, (panel), (back), (back panel). 30 watts with digital modeling, and just a ton of features in a small package.  The SpitFire's DSP provides 80 presets that can be easily edited & overwritten. Nine effects modules let you pick multiple effects for a huge variety of combinations. There are over 40 different effects to choose from, including distortions, cabinet emulation, EQ, compression, filter, modulation, reverb, and delay. There is also an auto-chromatic tuner built in. SpitFire amps feature a 1/4 in. stereo headphone output on the front panel that disconnects the speaker when in use, plus a 1/4 in. expression pedal input for control of effects, an external speaker output jack, and stereo RCA inputs for connecting a CD or tape player. A specially dedicated "Right Channel" output allows a second guitar amp to be connected for separated stereo amplification and at this price, you can afford to run two of them for true stereo. List price was $249 but I have them new in the box for just $85.

Behringer "Blue Devil" GX112 Combo, (panel), (back panel), typical Behringer story here - just a lot of features and good quality sound - at a great price.  The Blue Devil packs 60 watts RMS through a single 12" Jensen with dual channels and 99 quality digital effects.  Features "Virtube" technology and midi-compatible.  List on these was $329 and I think these are a great buy at $129, new in the box.  Includes footswitch and manual.

1980 Fender Strat Pickup. Nice vintage output 5.83K, original. Will include choice of black or white cover. $100.

Anvil 18-space Rack. Local sale only. This is a genuine Anvil case. Built for many decades of road use. I haven’t used it since the 80’s but it still works fine. If I have to ship you’re probably looking at $75 shipping but locally it’s just $200.

2003 Schecter USA Custom Shop "Vargas Girl" Tempest, (front/back), (headstock). Hey P90 Fans! Here's another one for the discriminating collector - a one-off created for the 2003 NAMM Show with a hand-painted masterpiece by Chris Compston featuring his rendition of the Vargas Girl (close-up). The original Vargas Girls rose to fame in WW-II as very risque` (for the time) pin-ups, serving as a morale booster for troops serving overseas. The artist for which these type paintings have become synonymous, Alberto Vargas, was never given the true credit he deserved. His pictures, taped to the inside of countless lockers, or kept in shirt pockets and unfolded a thousand times, served of a constant reminder to the troops of what they were fighting for: freedom and beautiful women. Okay, on to the guitar... Made in Schecter's Burbank CA Custom Shop so it's an impeccably made guitar in its own right, and the fact that it was a NAMM show display model is further assurance that it was checked out very closely before it was presented to America's musical instrument dealers. Specs include: Solid Mahogany body with TV finish, bolt-on 22-fret maple cap neck with jumbo frets - one piece with NO scarf joint, 12" neck radius, 25.5" scale, Tempest 3/3 headstock with Sperzel locking tuners, bone nut - 1.673", neck width - 2.032" at 12th fret and 2.193" at end of fingerboard, Wilkinson bridge/tailpiece - adjustable, Seymour Duncan pickups - P-90-1B and 1N, and dual volume with master tone. This is an excellent playing guitar with a very meaty tone, without the usual noise level associated with P90's. Another observation - the tone control on this guitar is very effective. Rather than on/off, the way most tone controls seem to work, this one affects the tone in a more dramatic fashion, with a differentiation in tone at every number tone control changes at every I've always been a fan of the single wraparound tailpiece, despite their usual shortcomings, because they are perfect for string muting and just feels "right" with my right hand resting on it. Unlike the old style wraparounds though, this one features intonatable 2/3rd string and 4/5th strings, allowing for near perfect intonation. Offered in immaculate condition, other than a few scratches on the pickguard which we can probably buff out if desired. Includes Schecter certificate and hang-tag, showing it's selling price as $3495 (shown here). This is a cool find for the collector looking for the truly unique, one of a kind guitars - but at this price - most players can afford this and actual make it a working guitar. Just $1599 and includes original Schecter/G&G custom-fit hardshell case (picture).

2013 Hofner Verythin Standard CT, (front), (back), (side), (headstock), (case). Man, this is a stunner! Beautifully flamed maple front, back, and sides, presented in wonderful condition. The Verythin is a nicely engineered guitar, with perhaps the thinnest body of any semi-hollow on the market. Compared to an ES-335 style, this guitar has a livelier acoustic tone and is a bit brighter plugged in as well. It has a very wide application - with the warmth of a full hollowbody or the bright, crisp tone of a solid body. One of the unique features of this guitar is the thinner body profile than conventional semi-hollowbody guitars.  In addition, is has a hand-fitted solid spruce sustain block that does not use tone bars. These features reduce potential for feedback and accentuate the tonal punch and attack while preserving the guitar's acoustic qualities.  This model has its roots in the 1960 Hofner design, albeit with contemporary features: quality humbucking pickups, better tuners, and a trouble-free tuneomatic/stopbar tailpiece.  It is bound top and back, as well as neck and headstock, with triple-bar fretboard inlays in pearl and red for that real German touch. All this plus, of course, drop-dead good looks and the flame on this one is really breathtaking. Even the case on this guitar is nice, with a brown alligator style covering with an arched top and a plush black interior. Appears to have seen very, very little playing time and it’s a shame since it plays with ease and sounds really nice. Just a super guitar with more versatility than most semi-hollows and a lot of axe for $529. Includes case.

2013 Gretsch G5620T Electromatic Center-Block Semi-Hollowbody, (front), (back), (headstock back), (label), (pickups).  Beautiful condition and an absolutely killer player.  I've had over a dozen of these Korean Gretsch archtops and, without exception, we have been very impressed with the consistent quality and perfect neck angle that allows for a perfect setup.  I expected the rather dead sound of an unamplfied archtop but instead, this guitar has a nice sustain and a rather full tone - not the mid-range tone you frequently get out of these when played acoustically. Amplified, the magic comes from a quality set of pickups with a Dual-coil Super HiLo'Tron in the neck, with a "Black Top" Filter'Tron in the bridge. These pickups deliver a commendable job of delivering that classic Gretsch tone. The G5620T is a semi-hollow with a center block of solid spruce, which is less prone to feedback than a fully hollowbody. Other features include Five-ply maple body construction, 1-¾"-deep thinline-style body, bbound "cat's eye" sound holes and a bound maple neck, flat 12.5" radius rosewood fingerboard, 22 medium jumbo frets, Neo-Classic "thumbnail" inlays, 3-way pickup selector, Five "G-arrow" control knobs, single-ply black pickguard with Gretsch logo, anchored Adjusto-Matic bridge with flat-handle Bigsby-licensed B70 vibrato, Grover tuners, and knurled strap retainer knobs. A Lot of YouTube videos for this model, here’s one. This model sells new for $849. Get this clean used one for $565.

1985 Fender Contemporary Stratocaster Deluxe - Burgundy Mist, (front), (back), (headstock), (trem/adjustment), (Earvana).  This was the top of the Fender Japan line for its day, model 27-5700 in Burgundy Mist Metallic with a few mods that enhance tone and tuning stability.  Mods including a brand new Fender Lace "Dually" with the red and silver coils, an Earvana nut to improve intonation, and a quality set of Gotoh tuners.  Especially with these mods, this is a guitar that's easily good enough for pro use for around the price of a new Mex reissue. During this era Fender Japan was supplying around 90% of Fender's stock until the American Standard started shipping in the fall of '86. The Contemporary Deluxe was the top of the line from Fender Japan with noteworthy features like the System III locking tremolo system, and originally included a locking nut with an thumb lever to tighten or slack the nut tension, as well as Fender's Ping tuners which would soon be used on the American Standard, side-mounted barrel jack, and TBX (Treble Bass Expander) tone control, also used on the American Standard. Other features include: alder body, bolt-on maple neck, 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot inlay, blackface headstock, single-ply black pickguard, single volume and TBX control, 5-way switch plus mini-switch for 7 tone settings, and chrome hardware. The System III was really a rather ingenious piece of engineering.  First off, it uses a special tremolo arm with the short shaft being square and the tip screws off to reveal an Allen wrench. The reason for this is that, adjacent to the strap pin is an Allen socket, which raises/lowers the bridge, making minor adjustments a breeze. The square shaft was used as it operated a locking mechanism in the tremolo to convert it from tremolo to fixed bridge with just a 1/4 turn of the bar. Both of these are very practical features and I'm surprised that Fender never pursued the technology in any models that followed. This guitar plays great and is an excellent and versatile sounding guitar. Cosmetically, it's not a museum piece like the Pearl White I had last year, with the worst flaw being some clear coat chips around the output jack (shown here) but otherwise it's in rather nice shape for 28 years. The catalog page above is one that I used (with handwritten store prices) in 1985 when I was working at Hotlicks Guitar Shop, the best store in Southern Maryland. I noted on the sheet that our discount price for the HH model was $599 and I'm sure this HSS would have been $649. These guitars have become desirable but remain a good value for the player looking for a quality axe at a decent price. Own this one for $529, including a hardshell case.  For more on the Contemporary line I've created a page that covers the info above and a bit more:  Contemporary Stratocasters

EBS Black Label UniChorus Analog Processor, (pic2). Original Made in Sweden model. EBS is one of the premier builders of effects for bass and the UniChorus is their chorus/flanger/modulation effect, with a circuit designed specifically for the lower frequencies of the bass range.  It lets you switch between low-noise, studio-quality chorus, flanger, and pitch modulation effects.  Premium analog circuitry gives the UniChorus a smoother, warmer, and fatter chorus/flanger effect.  It has Depth and Rate controls plus stereo output.  It use noiseless FET switching and is equally at home in the studio and on stage - and it's definitely built for road use. New cost was $225 but get this one for just $129 with box and manual.

EBS Black Label Multidrive, (pic2). Original made in Sweden model. Mint in the box. Killer overdrive-fuzz-distortion effect, with a circuit designed specifically for the lower frequencies of the bass range.  It's a Class A pedal that produces tons of sustain, distortion, and tube-style effects. The mode switch selects flat, standard, or tube-simulation overdrive sounds while the Drive and Volume knobs control the amount of effect and output level. It use noiseless FET switching and is equally at home in the studio and on stage - and it's definitely built for road use.  New cost was $225 but get this one for just $99 with box and manual.

Vintage Fender Manuals, (Jazz), Choice of Fender Strat (Rev B) 1978-80 Strat Manual (Rev C) 1982-?, Jazz Bass Manual (Rev A) 1977-79, Super Reverb/Pro Reverb Manual 1974-?, Bandmaster/Bandmaster Reverb Manual 1974-?. All are in clean shape and genuine vintage manuals. $49/each, including shipping.

Harmony Short Scale Strat Style w/Gigbag, (front), (back), (headstock), (gigbag). Don’t know much about this guitar but it’s a cute little ¾ scale Strat style with a single coil slanted bridge pickup and volume control. Who could want more? Scale length measures around 19.5” and with the tuning stepped up a 5th (A to A), it makes a very serviceable electric mandolin. The only issue is fretting out in the upper register, which I’ll have Martin look at, but it has low action below the 12th fret so it won’t affect the main mandolin chording area regardless. Also recommended for young players who are too small for a full scale model. Unless we put a lot of bench time into it, selling for $49 and now includes a quality padded gigbag.

Jet City Afterburner Dual-Stage Overdrive. Great Dual-Stage overdrive that’s designed by Mike Soldano. Clean Boost and OD in one! The first stage is a straight-up overdrive for adding gain to the front-end of a tube amp. The second stage is a "clean" boost to punch up your level for solos, etc. It features an independent control of overdrive and "afterburner" boost stage. The volume controls the overall output level, and the tone controls the tone definition. You can dial in quality tones - blues, funk, or rock, and it’s built with Jet City’s boutique-quality materials, spec’d by Jet City Amplification. These are $89 online, or I have a few here for just $59.

Boss BF-3 Flanger.  Another pedal that had been around for 21 years, the BF-2, was finally replaced in 2002 with the BF-3, again with major changes from the previous pedal.  Technically speaking, the BF-3 uses digital electronics instead of the "bucket brigade" circuits used by older Flanger pedals, which results in very low noise. The BF-3 has two new modes, Ultra and Gate/Pan, that allows for unique Flanger sounds not possible with earlier Boss flanger pedals. It also features a momentary mode which turns on flanging instantly as well as a tap tempo to set your flanging in time with the beat.  Resonance/Manual are adjustable via concentric knobs, followed by Depth control, Rate control, and the Mode switch. It features separate bass and guitar inputs as well as stereo outputs.  Here's a brief demo (link) which shows some of the flanging effects, as well as a very trippy chorus near the end.  Sells new for $139 but this used one's in nice shape and $79.

Ca. 1968 Gretsch 6169 Chet Atkins Amp & 6169 Chet Atkins 12+15 Cabinet, (head back), (cab cab2), (cab cover), (catalog info). (please note this amp looks much cleaner in person). Super rare model, especially with the 12”/15” cabinet, which is wired in stereo to allow effects (trem/reverb) to be sent to the 12”, with the straight signal routed to the 15”. Amp features dual channels with Vol, Treb, and Bass on each, as well as low/high gain switch, dual dual inputs on each channel plus a dual input that runs to both speakers. This baby uses 15 tubes including quad 6L6 power which puts out a strong 70 watts. Cosmetically it’s much better than other 60’s Gretschs I’ve seen. It has all original parts, with the worst flaw being some pitting on the chrome panel. Speaker cabinet has had the original cover on it for most of its life so it’s in exceptional shape. The cabinet has a different covering than the head and I would strongly guess that the cab, if not both pieces, to be Valco made. Everything appears to work properly, although I would recommend getting it benched because it’s been sitting for decades in a closet. There are some real beater 60’s Gretsch amps out there but this one is clearly one of the nicer ones. If Gretsch is your thing, it’s hard to beat this vintage Chet Atkins set up. Selling as it sits for $1200, or a bit higher if I get it benched and tuned up. Includes original stereo amp-speaker cable and original 6169 cabinet cover.

Line 6 POD 2.0.  The most influential multi-effect on stage and in the studio of all time. The POD 2.0 is the original "Kidney Bean" model that virtually revolutionized guitar recording starting in the late 90's.  With a vast choice of amp, cabinet, mic, and effects models, most studios can do every guitar track with just one unit.  Sure, you'll still see a wall full of vintage amps but to the guys who aren't purists about such things, the POD sounds as good and is much easier to work with than moving amps around and patching in different effects in a pedalboard.  If you're one of the few who have never tried these out I highly recommend it.  Especially for $79 which includes original power supply and is in pretty nice shape as these go.

1966 Fender Mustang Pickup, (pic2). Genuine vintage Fender part, dated 8-29-66. Looks like a Strat but flat poles in ’66 = Mustang. Has had a solder post touch-up but wire looks original. Output rated at 6.35K, which is right for a ’66 Mustang. If you’re restoring an old Mustang, keep it original. $225.

1973 Fender Strat Pickup, (pic2). Nice vintage condition. With cover. $225.

SGC Jazz Bass Pickup. I’ve had this since the ‘90s. Works perfectly. Think it’s part of a 9V system. $20.

Stewart-MacDonald Hardtail Bridge. Chrome, perfect for hardtail Strat or Tele project. New, complete kit. $14.

Sperzel 6-in-Line Locking Tuners. Top of the line USA Trim-Lok set, new in the box and never installed. Best set for your SuperStrat. Staggered height so no need for string trees. $49.

Fender American Standard Tuners. For your American Standard or other Strats. Clean shape. $35.

Gibson Deluxe Tuners. 3+3 for your SG, LP, and most other Gibsons. Vintage style with aged Keystone plastic buttons. $38.

Boss DD-3 Digital Delay. This pedal has been in production for a very long time, although this one is perhaps a year old. It was first released in 1986, although other than cosmetic changes, it's identical to earlier DD-2 which was released 3 years earlier. Specs are the same as always; delay time of 12.5 to 800ms, hold function for infinite repeats, and effect level to mix the original and delayed sound. It sells new for $129; this one is perfect in the box for $85.

DiMarzio Area T Bridge DP418. For Telecaster bridge position. New. $55.

DiMarzio Vintage Minibucker DP240. Has more chime than your vintage Mini Humbucker. Slick top chrome cover rather than exposed screws. Clean shape. $50

DiMarzio Air Norton DP193. Can be used bridge or neck. Less string pull than your average humbucker and very controllable dynamics. $45.

Seymour Duncan Original Parallel Axis PA-TB1b. The original bridge model Trembucker, especially good for guitars with Floyd Rose trems. $100 new but this mint one’s just $65.

Vintage Gibson Mini Humbucker – Cover and Ring Only. If you need these parts to restore your vintage Deluxe, get the pair for $39.

Don Grosh Pickguard – Electrajet. Dress up your Electrajet with this nice tortoise shell model. Some copper foil on reverse to keep down the hum. If you need one of these from Don, you’ll pay up, but get this one for just $25.

1983 Fender USA Stratocaster,  (front/back), (headstock), (Kahler Pro Trem), (Kahler Nut), (case case2). '83 Strats are frequently maligned, mainly due to the surface-mounted Freeflyte tremolo system that was, admittedly, ill-conceived, plus other cost-saving measures of the era including pickguard-mounted output jack and only one tone knob.  While it took a long time for ‘83s catch on in the vintage market, a dozen years ago they started to take off and now they command prices higher than a new Strat, which indicates folks are appreciating the vintage value.  The bottom line though, is many of these are excellent utility guitars.  Fit and finish on these are actually better than the 70's 3-bolt Strats where "the gap" was commonplace, with a neck that didn't properly fit the body.  Regarding the tremolo, the good news is the Freeflyte trems can be rather easily replaced with a Kahler Pro, as was done on this  guitar.  The Kahler Pro is an excellent system and along with the Floyd Rose, is the choice of top American guitars like Jackson.  The feel isn't as stiff and it stays in tune very well.  Kahler also offered two styles of locking nuts, both used in conjunction with a standard nut.  One requires an Allen wrench to loosen while they also offered this style which loosens with a flick of the thumb.  Overall this one is very clean for 26 years with no major scratches on the body and it's obviously been well cared for.  Frets have been recently dressed and there is plenty of life left in the frets.  One major upgrade is a set of Custom Shop Texas Specials have been installed and they sound great.  It also sports a new pickguard, installed when the pickups were swapped.  At 9 lbs. on the nose, this guitar is medium weight for an '83 - I've had many of them over 10 lbs.  If you're looking for a quality utility Strat that is pretty much impervious to going out of tune, with quality Texas Specials installed, here's a nice buy at $950. Includes a nice tweed case.

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Floyd Rose Speedloader Tremolo Bridge, (pic2).  Top of the line German-made (Schaller) model and the final upgrade in the Original Floyd Rose line. The SpeedLoader Tremolo offers all the versatility of the original Floyd Rose Tremolo with the ease and performance of the SpeedLoader System. You can still execute the most subtle tremolo or wildest dive-bombing effects and return to perfect tuning every time. The SpeedLoader tremolo also features the new Floyd Rose TremStopper that enables the player to block the tremolo system with a simple turn of a screw.  Here’s a video demo at YouTube.   Box is a bit shop worn but this set-up is new and never installed.  Richie Sambora, CC DeVille, and Brad Whitford are among the many pro players who are now using the Speedloader.  Includes everything: nut, trem arm, studs, screws, and claw – even Speedloader strings. This model sold in stores for $249 but this one's new with all the parts for $159.

1989 Fender HM Strat 1HB – Custom Finish, (front), (back), (headstock), (pickup), (trem), (graphic1 pic2). Another great HM in an even rarer single humbucker configuration. While I’ve had a half-dozen of the HS shown below, I’ve only had two other of this 1HB model. This one has a few mods including replacement Gotoh tuners, chrome Kahler tremolo with black saddle blocks, large Jackson strap pins, metal chrome pickup ring, replacement but very similar knobs and, most notably, a Suhr SSH+ bridge humbucker (link). You’ll also notice some custom graphics. Pro-finished black/yellow checkerboard “pickguard” (which actually is NOT a pickguard), with matching checkerboard in the forearm area, wrapping around to the top/back edge. The graphic is well done and they’ve even done a nice job airbrushing some pickguard screws. All other specs are basically like the HM HS below. The Suhr pickup is a major upgrade over the stock DiMarzio and it’s multi-conductor, wired into the mini 3-way switch for 3 cool tones (single, humbucker series, humbucker parallel). Cosmetically it’s not mint but overall very nice shape and I’m having Martin spend some bench time with it getting it as nice as possible. Set up is low with no issues. This is one of the coolest HM’s I’ve had and I’m happy to offer it for $750 with a later-era Fender hardshell case.

Dr Z MAZ 38 Senior 1X12 Combo w/Reverb – Blonde with Tilt-back, (back), (top), (spkr/tube chart), (tilt back legs), (chassis).  Another great Z amp, with a hefty 38 watts output, plenty for doing pretty much any stage I've played.  The MAZ 38 is a versatile amp that can fit in with any type of music and style of playing, except metal and it may not have quite the clean headroom for jazz.   I especially like it with a Tele and country leads but it's just as adept at blues, rock, or classic rock.  The MAZ38 gets its output via a quad of EL84's, with a GZ34 rectifier, 12AT7 and four 12AX7's in the preamp.  It produces crystal clear highs, powerful bass, and a punchy midrange. With the Cut control you can vary the high end to sound more Vox-like or more Fendery. Crank it up and it produces a very sweet overdrive like old Clapton, and many players will be happy enough with the amp's tone that they won't feel the need for an OD pedal. The tone controls, unlike some amps like old Fenders and especially Marshalls, have a very pronounced effect on the tone and let you dial in a wide array of tones.  Controls include Volume, Treble, Mid, Bass, Master Volume, Cut, and reverb.  The back panel features an effects loop and has output for 4, 8, and 16 ohms.  It's a fairly hefty amp at around 58 lbs. in a cabinet that's 23" W, 20 1/8" H, 10" D.  One mod to this amp - a pair of Fender legs have been pro installed so you can tilt it back for stage use.  To get an idea of its sonic capabilities, click here for a demo of the MAZ 38 vs. the MAZ 38 NR (non-reverb).  A new one of these will set you back $2249 but this one's in nice shape, performs flawlessly, and is $800 cheaper at $1449.

Fishman Ellipse Matrix Blend, (stock pic). Great sounding and easy to install acoustic pickup/preamp system. This one combines the world's best-selling under saddle pickup with the Ellipse Blend to give you unparalleled tone and feedback rejection. Features a flexible gooseneck condenser microphone and volume, blend, and phase controls for the sparkling, transparency and control of an Acoustic Matrix pickup with the expressive character of a condenser mic. Installs quickly and easily and after it's installed it's nearly invisible. These come in two widths - this is the wide (1/8") model. Sells new for $299. This system's barely used and $185.

2004 Epiphone Goth Les Paul w/Floyd Rose – Upgraded with Duncan’s, (front), (back), (headstock), (Pickups), (Floyd). Quality guitar from the Unsung (Korea) factory. The model features the usual Studio construction of a mahogany set-neck, with mahogany body, plus the huge benefit of a recessed Floyd Rose tremolo. Additional cosmetic appointments include cross headstock emblem and “XII” at the 12th fret, as well as black hardware, all designed to make it look like a deadly rock weapon. The Floyd is a cool feature on a LP, letting you do dive-bombs and other trem tricks, while returning to pitch every time. This one has one huge upgrade: a pair of Seymour Duncan Alnico Pro II pickups (APH-1B and APH-1N). The Alnico Pro II’s have been used by many pro players, like Slash on the Appetite album and tour. They sound great in this guitar. This guitar was owned by a Zakk Wylde fan, thus the Black Label Society stickers and Iron Cross stick on inlays. All stickers will come off if you want it stock, but they look kind of cool. This guitar plays beautifully, and sounds especially nice with these upgraded pickups. It shows some scratches and dings but frets are in great shape and with a $200 pickup upgrade, it’s a nice deal at $375.

DiMarzio DP193 Air Norton. Excellent choice for your neck position - fat and warm, yet not muddy. It's hot, but not distorted, with very good harmonics. You can even use it with both 250K and 500K pots. Clean shape and just $45.

Fender Blues Deluxe Reissue, (top), (panel), (back), (misc.), (paper). Fender's modern take on their classic vintage designs with the look of a 50's combo but a circuit and features that make it a much more modern amp.  Blues Deluxe's are perhaps the best bang-for-the-buck all-tube 1X12 combo's made and along with the Hot Rod Deluxe, are the world's best selling tube amps.  This version has a much cooler vibe than the black tolex with silver and black grill cloth with its 50's vintage tweed covering, wheat grill cloth, and vintage chrome panel with chicken-beak control knobs. Originally released in 1993, the Blues series was an immediate hit, covering the demand for a versatile, all-tube combo, at a reasonable price. It's hard to imagine a reissue of a '93 model but after its initial release, the Blues Deluxe fell away to the Hot Rod Deluxe as tastes changed during the 90s. Now the public is looking for a more traditional tone, rather than screaming high gain; the Blues Deluxe is reborn. It's basic description is a reinterpretation of original 50's tweed Deluxe, and it does a good job of covering that ground, but with modern features such as channel switching and reverb (footswitchable by the way), and a master volume to allow breakup at lower volume. Features include 40 watts via a pair of 6L6's with 3 12AX7's in the preamp, special design 12" Eminence speaker, selectable Normal and Drive channels, independent gain and master volume controls on the Drive channel, Bright switch for the Normal channel, effects loop, tube-driven reverb, and lightweight construction as just 45 lbs. With a new one selling for $769, save $300 on this one at $469.

EMG RTX Tele Bridge Pickup, (back). Recent X series that uses the solderless connection. I’m not including anything but the pickup but, hey, for $65 you can’t go wrong!

Blackstar HT Studio 20H Head.  Killer sounding little head, engineered from Blackstar UK and geared toward the rock/metal player.  The HT Studio 20H is a dual channel amp that does offer a clean channel, with simply a tone control, but most of the tweaking, and the secret of this amp, lies in the overdrive channel which features 3 EQ knobs, plus separate gain and volume controls (plus a master!), and a unique ISF control to dial in characteristics of British/Marshall or American (Fender/Boogie/etc.), and anything in-between.  This channel provides more gain than you'll probably ever use, much preferred over amps that don't quite go over the edge.  The clean tone I find very impressive, despite the paucity of control, with a warm, fat tone, and a nice breakup beginning at around 1/3 volume.  It has some nice features including a very good sounding digital reverb, plus an effects loop switchable from +4dB/-10dB, a simulated speaker out, and speaker outs for a single 16 ohm, single 8 ohm, or dual 16 ohms, letting you run a standard 4X12, or a full stack.  For an excellent YouTube demo, click here.  This amp's in mint condition and has seen just a few hours of home use.  These are $499 new but get this nice used one for $339(SOLD-Will C 8/15/22).

Carl Martin Contour & Boost. Hand made by East Sound, Denmark - some of the best quality effects on the market today, with top notch components and engineered by real experts in guitar sound.  The C&B is especially designed to boost up, and change the sound (contour) of electric guitar/bass and is best used after any distortion/overdrive effects.  It has a built in power supply so no 9V battery or adapter required.  Sells new everywhere for $222 but this clean used one’s just $139.

Morley ABC Switcher. Simple solution to a common problem. If your backline uses multiple amps, or if you use multiple guitars during a gig, this ABC lets you stay plugged in and control it from the front of the stage. No more patching your cables between songs! The ABC uses three true-bypass switches, each with an LED indicator, to switch between 3 different guitars, loops, or amps, all at the touch of a footswitch.

Boss DD-6 Digital Delay.  Not just another update in the DD-series, the DD-6 is the first BOSS delay pedal to offer true stereo delay and panning effects. Features include built-in tap tempo capability and a delay/hold time of over 5 seconds (5,200ms).  A new Reverse mode makes it easy to get trippy ‘60s and ‘70s-style effects, while a newly designed Warp mode creates radical delay effects on the fly.  Click here for a brief demo.  Has normal signs of use but works perfectly; Velcro on bottom.  Sold new for $159 but this used one works perfectly and is just $79.

LR Baggs Element Acoustic Pickup System. Like the VTC below, except with volume control only. $95.

LR Baggs Element VTC Acoustic Pickup System . Quality under saddle pickup with endpin jack and preamp, with volume and tone controls that you mount inside the soundhole with double-sided tape. Includes battery holder. This system is noted for its robust, lively, and open sound with great dynamics and a delicate high end. Most of the higher-end Gibsons I've had recently utilized this system and they sounded excellent. $149 online but get this system for $105, with free install if you buy an acoustic guitar from us.

Bigsby B6 Vibrato. Designed for use on large hollow body guitars and one of Bigsby's high end Kalamazoo Series. Don't confuse with the cheaper "Bigsby Licensed" models, this one says "Bigsby Patent (number). Made of cast aluminum with a weight of just 11 oz. These run $199 new but this one is super clean and $129.

12” Guitar Speakers – Celestions and Vintage Jensen Alnico, (Celestion G12H-30), (Celestion British 25W Greenback), (1966 Jensen). Select from a recent G12H-30 70 Anniversary Celestion, 30W, 16 ohms; or UK-made Celestion 25W Greenback 8 ohms (SOLD); or vintage (4th week, 1966) Jensen 8 ohm Alnico which has zero hours on a pro recone. Priced at $100/each (Greenback and G12H-30 were sold).

Ibanez V7/V8 Humbucker Set. Stock pickups for many of the Japan Ibanez from the 90’s. V7 neck humbucker is dynamic and great for chording; V8 bridge is brighter than a V2 with great overtones, 4-conductor wiring for mix of single/humbucker tones, clean shape with excellent lettering, $75/pair.

ESP Pickups - Fujigen Alnico 8 Humbucker Set, (pic2). Removed from a Japan ESP/Edwards Les Paul shortly after purchase so they’re in very clean condition. 4-conductor for multiple wiring applications. Quality pickups for just $85/pair.

1987 Fender American Standard Stratocaster – Warmoth Boat Neck, (orig neck pic2 pic3), (front), (back), (pickguard ass.), (Warmoth-neck pic2 pic3), (headstock back), (case pic2). Hard to believe that ‘80’s Strats are technically vintage now but the fact is ’87 was the first full year of the American Standard, having debuted in the fall of ’86. Like a lot of ‘80’s and ‘90’s Fenders, the neck wasn’t the greatest. We get in plenty of these with the truss all the way tight, or all the way loose, leaving no room for adjustment should it need it in the future. This one set up good with the truss rod all the way tight, but, again, should it ever need tightening it’s going to turn into a major repair. Rather than ship out a guitar that’s going to be a potential problem with just replaced the neck…with a great Warmoth Boat neck. These necks are so fat at the first fret, .992”, that it actually gets smaller as it goes up the neck (.971” at the 12th fret). The neck has jumbo frets, nitro finished headstock, unfinished fretboard, and a special finish Martin invented made of poly and natural oils. It feels very sleek and fast. We installed a vintage logo and used the original Fender/Schaller tuners on the neck. The rest of the guitar is 100% original and nobody had ever been “inside” prior to arriving here. Many people love the way these early American Standards sound and it indeed does have the spanky sound you want in a Strat, with a good crisp lead pickup and cool hollow tones in position 2 and 4. My favorite is the neck pickup which has a fat tone with excellent sustain. The guitar sounds good acoustically as well. Included is the original case and trem bar. Cosmetically, it’s in very nice shape for 25+ years with just some clear coat scratches and impressions, nothing bad. I’ll include the original neck with the guitar and if you don’t need the lowest action, you might be fine with it for years, but the Warmoth plays so much finer. $1150 includes installed Warmoth neck, original neck, original case, and trem bar.

Morley Mark Tremonti Power Wah, (pic2).  Excellent design by Morley for the signature “Creed” tone. Morley uses a switchless design where you simply step on it to engage the wah, or step off for bypass. The tone is a hybrid of traditional and modern wah voicings with a Boost knob which adds up to 20dB of wah gain. It features an Electro-optical design with no pots to wear out and a “Clear-Tone" buffer circuit to ensure pure guitar tone and maintain the signal level in bypass and Wah mode. Sells new for $139; this one's in nice shape and around 1/2 price at $79.

Gibson Les Paul Wiring Harness. Removed from 2011 50’s Tribute Les Paul and includes all 4 USA pots, factory wired together. $20.

PRS USA Tremolo Bridge, (pic2). Part no. ACC-4007, used but nice shape for a used bridge and saddles aren’t worn thru to the brass.  Fits all US-made models. Includes tremolo bridge, saddles, and springs. Sells new for $309 with trem arm; this one doesn’t have trem arm but it’s just $175.

Morley ABY Box, Simple but versatile ABY selector/combiner. You can choose between two inputs/one output, or one input/two outputs such as to run a signal to a pair of amps for true stereo effect; switch between two amps for dirty/clean tones; bypass a noisy boutique stomp box or your entire pedal setup altogether; and simultaneously run a keyboard and guitar through your effects chain. You can both select which output and/or combine the outputs. Simple but a perfect solution for many players. Made of rolled steel and heavy switches for years of road use. $39.

Boss PH-3 Phase Shifter.  The most versatile Boss has ever made.  Allows for vintage Up and Down effects as well as new Rise and Fall effects, plus 4, 8, 10, and 12 Stage Phasers, plus a Step effect.  With a $208 list, the PH-3 sells for $129 online but this nice used one's just for just $69.

MXR M-102 Dyna Comp, (pic2). Reissue of the legendary compressor from the 70's. The Dyna Comp Pedal creates infinitely clean sustain using a signal-limiting processor that varies its gain so that the output signal stays constant, even when you’re picking attack may vary. Useful to smooth out your leads or as an effect, especially in country music.  Features Output and Sensitivity knobs plus an LED light. The side is signed and dated, and there’s a steer head painted on the bottom so this might be a mod, don’t know, but it sounds great and ½ the price of new at $39.

Square Reader Credit Card Swipe and PayPal Swipe. Get one of each for $25, including Priority Mail shipping. I got a deal on 3 sets and just want to keep one of each. $25/shipped gets a Square Reader PLUS a PayPal Swipe.

Ayers O-03C Orchestra Cutaway, (front inlay), (back), (headstock back), (label), (binding), (case #2).  We were blown away with the construction quality of this Ayers. We’re not USA/European guitar snobs as we’ve encountered some fine guitars now coming out of Southeast Asia. Gone are the days when you could easily tell where a guitar is from a quick look and strum. The finish, tonewoods, and fine attention to detail on this Ayers holds up to North American guitars costing 2X or 3X the price. The main savings in hand-building guitars comes from labor and because of that the consumer really benefits. Ayers has been building since 1989, with a strong market in Europe, Asia, and Australia, but recently they’ve been distributed out of Salt Lake City UT and are starting to come on the secondary market. For players who like the warm, mellow tone of mahogany, this O-03C easily fills the bill. Features include O-size cutaway body with top/back/sides of African mahogany, dovetail neck joint, 1-pc African mahogany neck with East Indian rosewood overlay, East Indian rosewood fretboard, Gotoh 301 tuners, East Indian rosewood bridge, ebony bridge pins with abalone dots, maple body binding, maple purfling, maple/mahogany/rosewood rosette, Viet Nam rosewood sun inlay in top, gloss finish body with satin finish neck. Set up is very comfortable and it’s a guitar that feels like a quality guitar the moment you pick it up. Online price on this one is $1199; or you can get this immaculate one for around ½ price, just $639. Includes original Ayers gigbag, excellent protection with plastic handle and tuck-away shoulder straps on back.

Line 6 FBV Express MKII Floorboard.  Unleash the full power of your Line 6 amp or POD and get hands-free control over your presets, tap-tempo your time based effects, activate the chromatic tuners, and enjoy one of the best wah-wah and volume controllers you'll find.  It's built for many years of road use but small enough to fit into a briefcase.  It also controls the 14-second Quick Loop on most Spider amps.  Easily toggle the rocker pedal between volume and wah (with associated LED indicator) via a toe switch.  Easy-to-read LCD shows tap tempo, active channel and chromatic tuner (when activated).  FBV Control software allows unlimited mapping of FBV controls via USB and connects via RJ-45 cable or USB.  This unit is self-powered and includes a very long stage cable to run from  the front of the stage to your backline.  Barely used and includes manual and other docs, as well as original box. Full details and software updates are available at Line 6's site: http://line6.com/footcontrollers/fbvexpressmkii.html . If you use your Line 6 gear live, you need this unit and it’s just $59. Note: I also have one mint in box for $69 (pic).

Dean Deluxe V Case DHS-V, (pic2), (tag). Excellent quality protection for your Flying V. If you’re looking for a lightweight case…this ain’t it. It’s heavy and will protect your guitar very well. Available online for $119-$139. This one’s like new and $79. Includes key.

Boss CE-5 Chorus Ensemble is an excellent chorus pedal and the 4th pedal in Boss Chorus Ensemble line, going back to the famed CE-2 and the original CE-1. The CE-5 added a level control and a high and low filter control and has been in production for over 20 years, which is far longer than any other chorus in the CE series. Overall nice shape other than label came off the bottom with some Velcro.  With new ones going for $99 this is a nice buy at $49.

VFE Pedals Fiery Red Horse Fuzz.  VFE hand makes quality boutique pedals in their shop in Puyallup, WA.   The Fiery Red Horse is a versatile pedal that goes from standard overdrive or it can shift the midrange to get very throaty, or nasally, as desired.  It's often described as similar to the triangle-era Big Muff.  Dial in the Sustain and Tone knobs to set your rough tone, then tweak it with the voltage starve mini knob or mid-range mini knob to bump or scoop the mids.  The mini toggle switch adjusts clipping with a choice of Symmetrical, single-sided germanium, and 3mm LED.  They change the clip in different ways plus changing the level and gain so you'll likely need to tweak the Level control at times.  An additional internal trim pot adjusts the brightness of the pedal’s LED.  VFE's true bypass switch uses an optical relay, which prevents the common ‘popping’ when switching.  They’re building the FRH Version 2 now but these ran $149 new.  This one’s in perfect condition for $85.

T-Rex Alberta II Dual Overdrive. The original single-channel Alberta overdrive was popular with guitarists as a great sounding, easy to use OD. T-Rex built on that success by offering the Alberta II, with two OD’s, one for creamy rhythm sounds and the other for a cutting solo sound. On popular demand from guitarists around the world, T-Rex has developed the Alberta II. You can now dial in a good clean sound on your amp, and set the pedal on the edge of overdrive, one channel, with a harder rock sound from the other channel. You can also go from a medium boost to a fat, clean-ish boost to push the front end of your amp. If you need a low-end boost just flip a switch for an even thicker tone on either channel, expanding the tonal range even further. T-Rex has given channel 2 a slightly more open and punchy sound, for a little more pick attack and push, but with the same voice as channel 1. The tone knobs light up to let you know if you’re on 1 or 2! A good video review by Guitar Player mag: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4ZVEWggqXo. With a list price of $369 the Alberta II sells new for $209 on sale to $269 at discount. Or get this clean used one for $149.

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Eminence Delta 12-A 400W Speaker, (front), (side). This 400W, 8 Ohm driver is built for years of flawless performance and like all of the USA Standard series, it features Eminence's rugged stamped steel chassis. Works equally well for guitar (compare it to the EVM -12), bass, keyboards, or pro-sound house/monitor systems. It’s in brand new condition in the box and the best speaker I can offer for $65.

Boss AC-2 Acoustic Simulator, (power supply). Perhaps the best acoustic pedal ever made.  Much more versatile than a Fishman bridge - and cheaper too.  Nice shape. $55 or $65 with Boss power supply that powers many pedals simultaneously.

1960’s Andre Solidbody, (front), (back), (headstock back). Now THIS is like my first guitar, which was branded “Prestige” but was otherwise a very similar model, complete with “steel reinforced neck” sticker on the back of the headstock. Features a slightly asymmetrical double cutaway body, 19-fret rosewood fretboard, and unlike the Kay below, features a slightly short 23.5” scale length. It’s easy to get around on, plays very well, and doesn’t sound heinous. Would be a good choice for a alt guitarist looking for their own tone and vibe. A lot of Japan-made guitars from this era are still around so they must be pretty well made. Worst flaw is one of the tuners is slightly bent but still works fine. It has a very playable set up and for the price is a cooler alternative to a new Chinese or Indonesian copy. $159 for this beauty.

1962 Kay Vanguard Mod. 102, (catalog), (front), (back), (headstock), (bridge/cover), (controls), (pot codes), (case). How many of you had a first guitar like this? It’s actually better than my first, which was a MIJ model with ¾” action and horrible tone. Made in Chicago IL during Kay’s golden era, this is a well made guitar much like Valco of the era. Although it’s a 19-fret neck, this isn’t a short scale and measures 24.75”, Gibson scale. It’s a good sounding guitar with good quality pickups and quality CTS pots, all dated mid ’62. For 50+ years old, it’s in really nice shape. Very nice little kit with original 2-tone case and white leather strap. As you can see in the controls pic, a small portion of the pickguard is missing and the screw was relocated to the nearest corner; no biggie. Other than that, this guitar is 100% and in very nice vintage condition. It benefitted from a few hours of bench time to get the action to its current comfortable height and it’s plays nicely for both cowboy chords and barre chords. With case and strap it sold for $99 in ’62, which equates to $781 in 2015 dollars, very reasonable actually. If you’re a collector of second-tier American brands from the 60’s, this would certainly be a nice addition. $429 includes original case and leather strap.

80's Jackson Style Guitar, (front), (back), (headstock), (red trim), (pickup/bridge), (identifying features). Just upgraded with a Duncan Invader! We don't know anything about this guitar other than it's obviously an import and we're guessing 1980's.  The identifying features include long control cavity plate with a unique screw pattern, narrow/long neckplate, black body with red trim on neck and body, painted neck, Gotoh tremolo, black hardware, and speed knobs with recessed grip edges.  This thing was nearly unplayable when it came in but a few hours and a lot of fret work later, it now is a decent player and a good choice for a beginner who wants a very cool looking guitar.  It has a very thin finish, which is a good thing, and it looks a lot like the black Gibson finishes in the 80's with raised grain visible.  The Invader pickups is very high output, recommended for punk, thrash, metal, etc., and features hex poles to easily adjust pole height to taste. Considering the bench time we have into it, selling below cost at $175. 

Line 6 Spider IV 15 Combo, (panel), (back). Excellent practice amp at a very modest price. The Spider IV has 4 onboard amp models, and countless others you can tweak yourself. You can choose from shimmering clean tones, a classic crunch inspired by a 100-watt Marshall Plexi, and a punchy high-gain inspired by a Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier. Line 6's award-winning effects include a tap tempo function that allows you to sync up your effects with on-board Tap Tempo. With two pushes of the Tap Tempo button, all of your time-based effects precisely fall in with the beat. The peaks of your Tremolo will match the feedback of your Sweep Echo, etc. In all the Spider IV 15 features 6 Smart FX including a Chorus/Flange, Phaser, Tremolo, Sweep Echo, Tape Echo, and Reverb. After your choose your amp and effects you can create up to four custom-made presets you can save each to a Channel memory and recall it instantly with the touch of a button. You can recall instantly via pushbuttons, or connect an FBV Express MkII or FBV2. Other features include built-in tuner, 1/4-inch input; 1/4-inch headphone/direct output; 1/8-inch CD/MP3 input; and FBV jack. The amp’s ¾ closed back is tighter, with more punch, compared to an open back design. This is a lot of amp for $55.

Road Case for Small Box Head, (inside). Solid protection for your expensive small box head. Carpet interior. Solid condition. Interior approx. 22”L X 10”W X 10.5”H. You know these are $100+ new but get this one for $45(Tent Hold – Charlie 1/7).

Small Box Head Enclosure, (top), (back). Don’t know what it was but it’s solid, ready for your project amp. $25.

1967 Yairi B2 Classical, (front), (headstock), (back).  Excellent value in a solid top classical.  Our tech, Martin, has taken classical lessons for years and I always turn to him for opinions on nylon string guitars.  He says this one sounds very good, with excellent action.  It features a solid spruce top, which is critical in classical/flamenco style.  I'm not an authority on the Yairi name, other than all of them are quality Japan-made guitars.  From what I read on the web K. Yairi and Sadao/Sada. Yairi both learned guitar making from S's uncle, also named Sadao.  I believe this one to be built by S. Yairi, who built guitars under the names Sadao Yairi, Yairi Gakki, S. Yairi, and Sada Guitar.  Cosmetically, it has a number of minor flaws but no cracks or structural issues and is in nice shape for 45+ years.  For a solid top Japan classical that's good enough for the intermediate player it’s a nice value at $250.

Line 6 Amplifi 75 Bluetooth Guitar Amp, (top), (back). One of the coolest amps I’ve had, the Amplifi 75 delivers 75W through a revolutionary 5-speaker stereo design giving you powerful, detailed tones that regular amps simply can’t produce. Just as cool, it’s an actual Bluetooth system that lets you play back songs from your smart phone/computer (iOS, Android, Mac, or PC), and use the free amp to easily edit amp choice, speaker cabinet, EQ, effects, etc., and store the combinations on the cloud, locally, or on the amp for future access.  Ingenius. Features include 75 watts of power through a 5-speaker stereo design, Bluetooth streaming audio, AMPLIFi Remote app for iOS or Android — share, rate and store tones, 200 amps and effects, Wireless control every aspect of your guitar “rig”, automatic tone matching — instantly jam with your music library, 1/4" Guitar input and 1/8" Stereo Aux input, 1/4" Headphone output, Tap tempo/tuner, 4 onboard presets (access unlimited presets via app), Stereo wet/dry effects for immersive sound, compatible with Line 6 FBV MkII foot controllers, USB connection, 8" custom Celestion speaker for low end with two mid-frequency drivers and two high-frequency drivers. I’ve had the Yamaha THR combo’s and this thing blows them away in versatility, volume, and especially tone. For more info check out Line 6 here and a quick overview here. Here’s a cool features and performance video (link). Sells new for $399 but this one’s mint, out of the box, and yours for $279. Includes original manual.

T-Rex Crunchy Frog Overdrive/Boost. Rich, warm tube overdrive tone with blend control to mix with your amp tone and a separate boost control whenever you need to jump out of the mix a bit more. T-Rex makes good stuff and other than a few small scratches on the right side, this one’s mint for $65.

80’s Ibanez Case, (pic2). Gray exterior chainsaw case with gold painted logo and eggshell foam interior. Should fit Ibanez RG, Roadstar, and Sabre series, and other Strat style guitars. Remarkably nice shape as these go. Interior foam, latches, hinges, handle, all intact and nice. Got an old Ibanez you love? Give it a happy home. $119/shipped to your door.

Marshall Haze 15 MHZ15 Tube Guitar Head, (panel), (back), (footswitch). The Haze 15 combines classic tube tone, with modern day digital effects, the best of both worlds. For players who like to keep things simple, with this baby there's no more hooking up a bunch of stomp boxes - you've got emulated spring Reverb, as well as Echo, Chorus, and Vibrato. With a 12AX7 to warm up the preamp, and a 6V6 cranking out 15 watts of tube power, this amp has the warm, natural sound of a tube amp. It's diminutive size, just 19.5" wide, makes it more desirable for players who don't want the look of a full stage rig, but the vintage styling is straight out of the 60's. Designed in the same style as the big Marshalls, the 2 distinctive footswitchable channels of the Haze offers a variety of tonal possibilities. The Normal mode provides a rich and organic clean sound with loads of headroom, while the Overdrive channel delivers a warm overdriven tone, with a separate Gain control to dial in as little, or as much, grit as you want in your tone. A Bright switch is shared between both channels - when engaged it adds extra bite and sparkle. Both channels also share a shared 3-band EQ. Channel effects are remembered when you return to the channel, meaning you can set up your clean and overdrive sounds and return to them over and over again without having to readjust your settings. The warm emulated spring reverb has its own independent control, allowing you to add as much reverb as required, and it also has a positive off (click) position when you want it out of the circuit completely. Click here for a good YouTube demo from Nevada Music (UK). Includes 1-botton footswitch for free or substitute for an optional Marshall PEDL10049 4-button (Channel Select, OD Boost, Reverb, and Effect with LEDs) for $65. This amp sold new for $599 but this one is in perfect shape other than one scratch on the faceplate, and is just $350.

SKB 2U Space Roto Molded Rack, (inside). New redesigned SKB Roto Racks have a new exterior design that includes a recognizable bar design that signifys the rack size on the front and rear covers with interlocking capabilities for a secure stack with Roto Racks and the new Roto Shallow Racks. Features recessed steel, Mil-Spec black twist latches, and new heavy-duty flush handles, front and rear rack rails with a rack depth of 17.6" so gear can now be mounted front and rear. List price is $189 but this clean used one is just $55.

Electro-Harmonix Memory Toy Nano Analog Delay. Sounds much like the old Boss DM units with almost twice the delay time (550ms) plus a selectable modulation switch. Advertised as a close cousin to the old Memory Man, it’s lush and natural sounding. Add in the modulation for a touch of chorus to further thicken your tone. Best of all, it’s a Nano, which takes up less than ½ the space of most EH effects. Sells new for $120; this one’s perfect in the box for $84.

Korg KFB-001 Spacer. Made for the popular 80’s Korg PME40X pedalboard, the KFB does nothing other than occupy an empty space on your board. It’s only the 2nd one I’ve had in 20 years so it’s probably pretty rare. $39.

T-Rex SpinDoctor Version 1, (front), (side). One of the best tube overdrives in recent history. This is the original Spin Doctor, which uses two tubes to achieve it’s warm tube overdrive, unlike the second version which was built with just a single tube. This is a programmable device with actual motorized knobs, i.e. they move automatically, like flying faders on an automated mixer. Pretty cool. It also has Midi in, so you can control the presets and parameters via external Midi devices. Rather than write a long description of features, let me point you to a few online demos. There are plenty of online but my favorite is on Vimeo (link), although not in English unfortunately. For a good English demo, here’s a good quick one (link) from ProGuitarShops. For comparison to the Version 2, I think you can hear the increased warmth of the Version 1 in this side-by-side comparison (link). Although original manual is included, you can check out all the features online at T-Rex here. The new Version 2 with one tube sells for $520 but I think this is a better sounding unit, very clean in the box, and just $299.

Danelectro Corned Beef Reverb. Cool little reverb pedal for cheap and especially nice for amps without reverb. For a demo, click here. Not demonstrated, but it does a killer 50’s slapback echo as well. $25.

Samson S-Patch Plus 48-point Patch Bay, (detail), (back). I used these back when my stage racks were taller than I was but even if you’ve only got several outboard units, it’s a lot easier than going around back into each unit. The S-Patch Plus is a fully balanced 48-point patch bay which allows you to change your effects from the front panel with a flip of a switch. 3-way front panel mode switches lets you choose Normal, Half-normal and Through Mode operation. It features ¼” TRS connectors, 19” rackmount chassis, and is built to last. New cost is $119 ($207 list) but this one is dead mint for just $65.

Tech 21 MidiMoose, (pic2). Controller for the G-Major 2 below or any other midi device. Need a simple Midi switcher; here you go. It features Up and Down footswitches to select groupings of 5 preset programs. Individual silent-switching, custom actuators instantly engage each program change directly within the selected grouping. It can be powered by a standard 9V adaptor, 9V battery (200 hours!), or phantom power via Midi cable. New cost is $179 but this one’s mint in the box for $119. Manual online here.

Tech 21 MidiMouse, (pic2). Controller for the G-Major 2 below or any other midi device. Need a simple Midi switcher; here you go. The Tech 21 MIDI Mouse is a compact, portable, and exceptionally user-friendly 3-button MIDI foot controller that transmits up to 128 patches on 16 selectable MIDI channels. It can be powered by a standard 9V adaptor, 9V battery, or phantom power via Midi cable. New cost is $109 but this one’s mint in the box for $75.

T.C. Electronics G-Major 2 Guitar Multi-Effects Processor with rack, (rack), (front), (back), (powered up).  Well-cared for, barely used, with plastic film still on front panel.  Includes a great padded 2-space rack with carrying handle and shoulder strap. As TCE says, "made by guitarists for guitarists." This multi-effects processor sounds magical and is an incredibly powerful unit, a single rack space, plus it's very affordable, especially by TC Electronic standards. You get studio-quality sounds combined with stompbox simplicity in a unit that's geared for demanding and diverse performances. Not another modeling processor, but pure undiluted TC Electronic effects in a league of their own. The G-Major 2 offers easy integration with your current setup and pain-free on-the-fly editing - or use a MIDI interface for more dedicated patch programming using the included PC/Mac editor. G-Major 2 processor houses all the classic TC Electronic effects that made the original G-Major a favorite among passionate hobby musicians and pros alike. It adds a wide range of guitar effects and features based on feedback and requests from dedicated users of the G-Major platform. From the delays, reverbs and modulation effects that helped define the industry and new daring sounds such as Tri-Chorus, Through-Zero langer, modulated delays, and Univibe, everything is done with impeccable TC Electronic quality.   There are a number of good demo's online, here's one on YouTube.  Click here for full specs at TC's site.  Sold new for $499, plus around $59 for the rack. Get this one in perfect condition WITH a 2-space padded rack, for just $349. (Note: I also have a Tech 21 Midi Moose or Midi Mouse if you need a control pedal.)

Fender Classic 50’s Stratocaster Neck, (back), (headstock back). Good choice if you’re building up a 50’s maple board Strat. A tiny bit of fretboard edge wear but otherwise very clean and frets are near perfect. Includes vintage style tuners, string tree, and nut – just bolt it on. Maple boards are easy to relic if you want to go for a vintage vibe. These guitars are running $799 so a complete neck is a good deal at $259.

Highlander iP-1 Acoustic Pickup w/Volume Control, (pic2), (vol control). Like the Fishman Matrix, the Highlander iP-1 is another "all in one" active system, with the preamp built into the elongated output jack and no major modification is required to your guitar, simply a very small hole under the saddle for the transducer wire and feed the preamp through the endpin hole. This is a rare model that also includes a factory volume control which can be installed in several fashions, including drilling a hole in the top or side, or simply tape mounting it.  The iP-1 is an excellent design and there are loads of accolades on their site. The iP-1 "hears" the tonal properties of the wood and design, not just the dry sound of pressure against the thin transducer under the saddle.  Check out Highlander's site here and the iP-1 here.   This one's just $109, or $135/installed on any guitar in stock.  

2012 PRS Blistertone 50 2X12 Combo w/Reverb (top), (back panel), (side), (back). From PRS Custom Shop comes this superb Blistertone 50, outfitted with Paisley covering and a pair of Celestion Vintage 30’s. This is one of the coolest fabric coverings I’ve seen and PRS did a perfect job building an amp that sounds as killer as it looks. If you’ve lusted after a Blistertone since they first appeared in ’08, you’ve no doubt know that this one is a rare bird. Trying to find another 2X12 combo, most are heads or 1X12’s, and then try to find one in Paisley. This combo blew me away with it’s very organic sounding overdrive, spongy feel, and its ability to clean up with my guitar’s volume control. It has loads of gain, and gets very crunchy before master and volume are at around 4 – and just more singing sustain the further over 5 you go. It does have a decent clean tone at lower volume levels, but don’t buy it for it’s versatility as I wouldn’t rate it as an exceptional amp for both crunch and clean. The reverb is excellent. Paul enlisted Doug Sewell to head up his CAD (Custom Amp Designs) and the Blistertone is a continuation of the same basic model Doug built under his own “Sewell” designs 10 years earlier. It’s tone stack is unique and can tailor your sound exceptionally well for a straight-ahead, 6-knob combo. Tubes are a pair of 6L6 power, three ECC83’s in the preamp, with a 12AT7 reverb driver. The rear panel features bias test points and an adjustment pot, as well as 4 and 8 ohm jacks (each with parallel extension jacks), and a 6 ohm output jack. Cosmetically, it’s in lovely shape with no noteworthy flaws other than it’s missing a little “Custom” badge in the lower right corner. There’s a decent little demo on PRS’s site here. Apparently I forgot to shoot a pic of the back but will post one soon. This amp cost around $3300 new and is an exceptional value in a custom shop 2X12 at just $1999.

Here are a few pickups for today.

Gibson Burstbucker 3, (pic2). Slightly overwound for bridge position. $169 new; this one’s just $100.

Seymour Duncan Mini-Humbucker (bridge). $87 new, this one’s just $59.

Roland S550 Rackmount Sampler, (back). Another piece found in storage, this one “lost” for 12 years. Although considered low-fi by today’s standards, back in the 90’s this, and the keyboard version the S-50, were killer samplers, state of the art for the era. This S-550 actually had enhancements over the S-50 keyboard, namely double the sample memory (1.5 Mb) and real-time filters (called time-variant filters) derived from LAS-type synthesizers like the D-50. Uses 3.5” floppy discs, both RAM and ROM, readily available on the used market. I might even have a library of them among my many, many, old software libraries. Nice shape and a cool retro unit for $175.

SWR Workingman’s 2004 Bass Head, (back). From the room of gear recently found in Maryland comes this new, old stock 2004 head, never been retailed and only on the floor for a few weeks. These are excellent amps for small-medium clubs and studio work. I used to gig large clubs with a 140W Randall or 120W Peavey back in the day and I know that the 2004’s 200 watts is plenty of volume for a good sized stage and venue, with plenty of tone-shaping to tweak the perfect tone. One of the cool things about it is a removable 1U spacer below the amp in which you can install your favorite outboard piece of gear such as a bass multi-effect, studio compressor, etc. It also features both passive and active inputs, an XLR balanced DI output, tuner out, and clipping indictor light. Tone controls include gain, aural enhancer, bass, mid-level and mid-freq, treble, transparency, effects blend knob, limiter with a “pull defeat”, master volume, and headphone out, and speaker on/off switch. It has a rugged carpet covering with thick plastic corners and side handle. Was a $599 retail back in the day and this is a sweet deal on a NOS example that sounds great for $249.

Neck – GPC “Joe Queer Model”, (back), (headstock), (sample cert.). Not many people are familiar with GPC guitars, but it was a fairly small company founded by Flav Giorgini that built guitars ’99 through ’04. Flav specialized in signature models for independent artists with a loyal following. Joe Queer has been a noted punk guitarist for The Queers, and Drunken Cholos. Other artists in the stable of signature models included Ben Weasel (Screeching Weasel, The Riverdales), Matt Skiba (Alkaline Trio), Dan Andriano (Alkaline Trio), and Jesse Michaels (Operation Ivy, Common Rider, Classics of Love). The Joe Queer model was apparently a limited run of 50, going by the certificate image I found on the web and was apparently a Strat style (example shown). More info is available on the GPC Facebook page here. This neck is in clean shape with no fret wear and should set up very well on a body; even has some moderate flame in back. Joe Queer fans will delight in this neck that’s only $179(SOLD 9/7/22).

Keeley Fuzz Head. Out of production as of last month, the Fuzz Head is a combination overdrive/fuzz box. It’s designed to work like the classic Fuzz Face, which is frequently used as simply a cool lead boost. Unlike the original Fuzz Face, the Fuzz Head isn’t muddy, has excellent note definition, and better sustain. Similarly it’s more transparent than most OD’s with a better frequency response. Was $209 during production; this one’s $145.

TC Electronic Arena Reverb Pedal, (back). A take on TC’s successful TC Electronic Hall of Fame Reverb, featuring four exclusive toneprints that were custom-modeled after classic reverbs, including TC’s Cathedral, Hall, Room and Spring Reverbs. Each customized toneprint captures the original’s spaciousness, boldness, versatility, dynamics, and creaminess. Has 10 reverb types with stereo in/out, true bypass, analog dry-through for maximum tonal integrity and clarity, intuitive Decay, Tone & Level controls, small footprint, high-quality components, and rugged, road-ready design. $149 new; this clean used one’s just $99(Tent. Hold – 2/19).

Vox Satchuator Distortion. If you like the tone of Joe Satriani, this pedal will make you sound just like him, and possibly play better too. Features controls for Gain, Tone and Volume; 'More' gain boost switch enables two footswitchable distortion sounds in one pedal. This gain boost is dramatic when gain knob is set low, and is a subtle solo boost when gain knob is set to maximum. It also features a 'Pad' switch pads down input to allow for high gain pedals (such as modern wahs) placed before Satchurator. Clean shape in the box for just $69.

EVEN MORE GUITAR SYNTH SPECIALS (See a few items lower for Roland GR synth units to go with the guitars).

MORE ROLAND GUITAR SYNTH GEAR – I have several guitars with the compatible RMC technology built in including Brian Moore, Godins (both nylon and steel string models), and perhaps a Strat, or buy the optional GK3 pickup and convert any guitar to synth-ready.

Roland GR-30 Guitar Synth, (patch bay), (manual).  I've had around 6 different Roland guitar synths and for me this is the best.  The sounds are superb, the tracking fast and accurate, and most of all, it's simple to get around on.  Simple one-cable hook-up from a GR-equipped guitar like the Godin ACS below and you have all your acoustic, electric, and synth tones working, going through a single amp.  There are a bunch of YouTube demo's to check out, here's one.  I will inc