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REPOST – Now with amp separate. 1980 Marshall JMP 2203 Mk2 Master Model Lead 100 – Lee Jackson Mods, (back), (head  back), (side). I had been selling this only as a ˝ stack but I’ve managed to sell the cabinet which frees up the head for a few guys who inquired earlier for the head only. This one was modded by Lee Jackson of Metaltronix, who probably modded more Marshalls than anybody in the business back in the day and whose amps are highly cherished for making a great amp sound even better. It has the most popular mods Lee did including: an extra preamp stage and extra preamp tube, 6-position (detented) Frequency knob that controls the midrange frequency, and effects loop with send and return level controls. The original Master pot position is now the Frequency pot with the Master-1 moved to the bottom input position. On the back a "Master-2" has been added as well as the effects loop and controls. The 2203 remains one of the true legends in rock guitar amps. The 2203 was the first Marshall to use the Master Volume design, enabling the player to overdrive the preamp stage, thus getting distortion at lower volume levels, i.e. not having to drive the power tubes into overdrive levels.  The MV was initially a mod done for Ritchie Blackmore but soon followed, in 1975, as its own model. Let me include my usual warning with Marshall amps - especially the 100 watters - this amp is very LOUD.  To really let this amp sing, you need to be playing large stages or use a quality attenuator. The last 10 2203 heads sold on Reverb have averaged $2874. To get a Lee Jackson model for less is sweeter still. Early this month (Dec) it was run through its paces and the sound is tremendous. Everything you want in a Marshall Lead. Get this one for $2200.

Fender Classic Series Wood Case for Strat/Tele. Top protection for your prized Strat or Tele. Tolex over wood just like the great cases of the 60's plus a plush interior with large storage compartment. Locking center latch for extra safety at gigs or to keep your kids/siblings from messing with your axe. Only used to store a guitar for a few months so it's in perfect condition and a nice deal at $125.

Strymon DIG Dual Digital Delay. In limited Midnight Edition color. Features two simultaneous, integrated delays, with unique digital rack delay voicings; five dual delay adjustment and tone shaping knobs: Time, Time 2, Mix, Mix 2, Repeats; one modern and two classic digital delay voicings: 24/96, adm, 12 bit; five rhythmic subdivisions: Triplet, Eighth, Golden Ratio, Dotted Eighth, Dotted Quarter; three choices for delay line modulation: Off, Light, Deep; five “hidden” knobs for deep dual delay control: Delay 1 Subdivision, Sync/Free Mode, Filter, Config, Delay 2 Repeats; selectable Free Mode disables subdivisions and synchronization; press and hold Circular Repeats effect; and 20ms – 1.6s delay range (40ms – 3.2s with Half Note Delay 1 Subdivision). It's an amazing small unit. Here's a demo of mostly performance (link), but look around YouTube and you'll find plenty of other reviews which focus on features and benefits. These sell new for $299 and up. This one's very clean, in the cool black finish, and yours for $215.

Strymon Mini Switch. This one does different things depending on which Strymon effect you're hooked up to and is commonly used for tap tempo and recalling presets. On the DIG above it can access Tap mode or access the Favorite mode to toggle between favorite setting and regular setting. You can place the small MiniSwitch anywhere on your pedalboard which is perfect for large rigs or boards where pedals compete for real estate. For info on how it is used with each effect go to: https://www.strymon.net/product/miniswitch/. Sells new for $49. This one's mint in the box with everything for $35.

Callaham American Standard Tele Bridge Assembly. If you're building a guitar and you want all top shelf parts, here you go. Features high strength steel for maximum rigidity, highluster finish (matches factory finish), 3 Callaham enhanced compensated brass saddles and stainless steel Phillips intonation and height screws. Sells new for $135-$141. Get this one for $79.

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 ˝ the price. $399 includes gigbag.

70’s DiMarzio Acoustic Guitar Pickup. One of the oldest acoustic pickups I’ve had, DiMarzio made a bunch of these back in the day. The back was badly cracked on this one so I had Martin cut me a new back plate and tape it on. Should be good for a few decades now. Easy to mount and remove; you don’t even need to loosen the strings. Original cable is factory hardwired which runs directly to your amp. Very good and balanced sound or, if you prefer, pole pieces are adjustable so you can add or remove output from each string. Like most passive acoustic pickup it is somewhat low gain but that’s the case with most passive pickups since too much gain in a soundhole becomes instant feedback – and not a feedback that Hendrix would like. Yours for $35(HOLD-Kevin K 12/4).

Gibson SG Standard Pickguard – White Pearl. Removed from a ’19 Gibson SG Standard but will probably fit Epi. Easy way to dress up your SG a bit. Clean shape. $13(HOLD-Mike R 12/1).

Illusion '59 Esquire Bridge Pickup.  USA and hand-wound to duplicate original manufacturing techniques to get the most authentic sound. While these spec out much like an old Nocaster or Broadcaster, they're wound hotter with an output of 9.82K. I don't think Illusion is still building pickups but they have a good reputation and receive favorable reviews on TPDRI, the Tele discussion forum. This would be a good choice for anyone using a humbucker in the neck like Keith R as the volume would be much more balanced than a vintage wound 5.4K output. Good quality pickup for just $45(SOLD-Brian N 12/1).

Vintage Guild Dreadnought Case – Leopard Print!, (exterior  exterior2), (flaws). Solidly built 1970’s Guild case (model 2520) made by Ess & Ess, Brooklyn NY. This is also an example of folk art as it was covered in a leopard print covering. The covering was very well done decades ago and still adheres perfectly. It appears to be a pro job or at least someone who was meticulous and knowledgeable. A few dings in the print on the edges as shown above and it’s missing part of one of the end latches but the other 4 latches keep it well closed. We can probably replace the latch if desired with an OEM part for around $25 parts/labor but it doesn’t need it. All the back nubs are intact and it’s overall very nice. It even includes the key! If you want a very cool case that’s built to last for 100 years here you go. It’s also very easy to spot if someone tries to steal your guitar at a musician’s jam night. $175 for this one.

1981 Yamaha FG-345 Dreadnought, (front  Tusq bridge), (detail), (side), (back), (headstock). Excellent value in a good sounding, good playing acoustic. This one has been lovingly played by a local old-timer for 40+ years so it's been around the block but exhibits no breaks or repairs. The FG 345 features a spruce soundboard (top) with nicely figured Jacaranda rosewood back and sides. Jacaranda is also called Brazilian Ironwood and it does indeed resemble Brazilian Rosewood but it was much more plentiful and not endangered to not banned. It's a unique hardwood from the Central to Southern East Coast of Brazil. The two pieces back is separated by a beautiful oversized inlaid wood marquetry strip, which also appears on the lower bout section of the sides where the strap peg is. It also has a fully bound rosewood fretboard and a rosewood bridge. The solid mahogany neck is true and straight while the bound headstock features a rosewood overlay, with "Yamaha” inlaid logo and a gold leaf under the finish. Tuners are Yamaha Japan and are accurate, built for years of use. Nicely appointed with multi-ply binding on the body, bound back, bound neck and headstock, diamond inlays, and nice marquetry down the back seam. This is a solid guitar that plays well and is fairly loud and well balanced. Don't compare these to the newer FG-345 II models, which are student models of recent build and inferior quality. This one was built during Yamaha's "golden age" of acoustics, it's built to last another 40 years and at $250(HOLD-Phil E 12/1) I think it's a sweet deal. Includes gigbag or for $49 I'm sure I have a hardshell case that I can substitute.

2022 Fender American Professional II Stratocaster HSS - Mercury, (front  pic2  bridge), (back  heel), (headstock), (case/etc.). In a very cool color, Mercury, which is essentially the Silverburst from the 70s! This is the latest and greatest version of the American Professional, with some nice enhancements over the previous model. Pickups were developed by pickup guru Tim Shaw and improved upon with the new V-Mod II versions which deliver more sparkle and clarity. Voiced specifically for each position, they mix Alnico magnet types to produce a more powerful tone while still sounding like classic vintage Fender. This HSS model also includes the new Double Tap bridge humbucker which delivers punchy humbucking tones as well as calibrated single-coil sounds at the push of a button, located on the second tone control. This feature unlocks single-coil tones without any volume loss, making it easy to adjust your sound mid-performance. Also with the II model, Fender added a tapered heel with the neck where it meets the body as well as rolled fretboard edges. Also, the necks have been tinted a bit more and the bridge block has been upgraded to cold-rolled steel, which improves sustain and note clarity. Features that were carried over from the original version include the Modern Deep C neck profile, bone nut, 22 narrow-tall frets, pop-in tremolo arm, treble bleed circuit. The “Deep C” neck profile feels rounder and just a tad more substantial than the older models while staggered height tuners and new 2-Point synchronized tremolo are carry-overs from the old American Deluxe series. This guitar is in beautiful condition. I don't see a scratch or wear of any kind. Included is the original Fender deluxe case with ATA latches. New price on these is $1749. Get this one in dead mint condition for $1249(HOLD-Vince G 12/5). Includes case, certificate, misc. paperwork and trem arm.

Custom Made Mahogany Solidbody w/Strat Headstock and 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 with graphite string tree and truss adjustment at the headstock. It has 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 (we could wire for 3-way pickup selector if preferred). Control knobs are master volume for each pickup and a 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 dove flight Abalone inlay. Looking at the control cavity it originally had a 4th pot but one was plugged and this inlay was laid into the body. Also there are a few extra screw holes in the back plate. 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 quality components. It plays superbly and is a very cool piece for $599(HOLD-Gary N 12/4).

ZVEX Vexter Double Rock, (pic2). One of the new Vexter Series which have all the same internal components of their hand-painted pedals but are silk screened to make the cost more reasonable. The Double Rock is essentially three Zvex effects in one pedal. Two stomp switches select one of two channels, which can be used independently or cascaded, and each channel can be configured to be a Box of Rock distortion (when the “Subs” switch is on 3), a Distortron distortion (when the “Subs” switch is on 1 or 2), or a Super Hard-On boost. You can select them in any order, one, or both. There are plenty of demos online but here's one from gearmandude (link). Sells new for $259. One of the most versatile Boost/Dist made, in the box with manual for $175.

1973 Guild S100SC Polara, (front  engraving  pickups), (back), (headstock  inlays). Lowest action of any guitar in a while, just a perfect neck and truss rod. Frets have been leveled and dressed but it's not playing a LP Fretless Wonder. All of the scratches and light scrapes of a guitar that's been enjoyed for 50 years but no breaks or repairs. The S100SC was like the regular S100 except this model has the acorn and leaf engravings in the top. Wacky but, hey, this was the 70s. Originally the S100 had a Gumby looking body style but by ’73 Guild had transitioned to the very comfortable SG style body on this one. Pickups are replacement of a very high quality with a pair of Seymour Duncan Psyclone Hot Filter’Tron humbuckers. They sound great. I'll post some more info and/or pics later but get this one for $1399, a bargain for a 50yo USA guitar. Includes hardshell case.

2022 EVH Wolfgang Standard Exotic Koa, (front  front2), (headstock/neck), (back), (gigbag). At $799 new, these definitely affordable for a Wolfgang Standard and 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 new Exotic line is similar to the regular Standard model with the exception of an exotic top (in this model Koa) over the basswood body. 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 sleek as they come, 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. The Exotic Koa sells new for $799 without a gigbag but get this super clean one WITH an EVH gigbag (which for some reason sells for $89) for just $599.

Fender's Mustang III 100W Modeling Combo, (panel  editing/display), (back), (extras). All the amp and effect models you need packed into a lightweight 38-pound 1X12 combo. For studio work it comes equipped with USB connectivity and Fender Fuse software. The Mustang III is a 100-watt open-back combo loaded with a 12" Celestion G12T-100 speaker that sounds good and handles serious volume. The amp has 100 amp presets derived from 12 different amp models from vintage Fender sparkle to killer metal overdrive. It also has 37 different effects onboard loaded into four categories (stomp, modulation, delay and reverb). Best of all, it's easy to access, edit, and save. With plenty to play real gigs, it's also designed as a practice tool via the 1/8" aux-in and 1/8" headphone jack that doubles as a speaker-emulated line out. You can also connect it to your computer with its USB output and use the included Fender Fuse software to open up a world of possibilities, including on-screen parameter control, deep editing, additional effects, unlimited preset storage, online preset swapping with the Fender Fuse community, and free Fender artist presets. It comes with a programmable two-button footswitch controls preset up/down, quick access, effects on/off and tap tempo. Nice shape and at $185 it's a nice price for a 100W combo with these features. Local customers with guitar trades encouraged to avoid shipping.

JHS Muffuletta Fuzz, (pic2).The five great Big Muff versions in one pedal, plus a JHS tone to boot! In case you're wondering about the name and logo, muffuletta is a big Italian sandwich created in New Orleans. This pedal gives you all the great versions of the Big Muff including Civil War, Russian, Pi, Triangle, Ram’s Head Big Muffs, plus the JHS original. For a good, quick demo with just the tones click here. With a new price of $249 it's a fairly pricey fuzz, but much cheaper than trying to assemble all of these great pedals in your floorboard arsenal. This one's super clean (Velcro on the bottom) in the box and just $159.

HAO Rust Booster. First version RB-1 and a quality booster in all regards. The Rust Booster amplifies your original signal without altering its tone. The Boost and Level controls provide plenty of sound options, from a crystal clear boost to a crunchy overdrive. It delivers a wide frequency range and works with any instrument or input. Bassist will love this pedal at least as much as you six-stringers. It can also be used as a preamp/line driver to get improved performance out of other effects when placed before it in the signal chain. It features true bypass switching via a 3PDT mechanical switch and comes in a lovely factory-worn enclosure. Sells new for $142; this one works perfectly and is just $85.

2002 Gibson Les Paul Special SL w/Humbuckers, (front), (headstock), (back), (gigbag). Lightest weight I’ve had on this model! Excellent value on a set-neck USA guitar. This is a modern take on the classic 50's Special with its slab mahogany body with mahogany neck but with modern features like PAF humbuckers instead of P90's and thin taper neck. Features include faded cherry nitrocellulose finish, single cutaway mahogany body, mahogany neck, 22 fret rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays, dual volume and tone with a 3-way switch, 490R and 498T Alnico magnet humbucking pickups, chrome hardware, Gibson Deluxe tuners, Nashville tune-o-matic bridge, stop bar tailpiece, 24 3/4" scale, and 1.6875" nut width. It features the '60 Thin Taper neck which most of our people are looking for. The only mods were changing the plastic to black – original cream pickup rings, selector ring, pickup rings, and amber knobs are included in the case. The thin nitro satin finish contributes to a lively body with increased sustain. Cosmetically, there's moderate player's wear; these satin finishes scratch easily and it exhibits light scratches and dings throughout the body, plus some light finish wear on the headstock. Other than this frets are near perfect with a fantastic set  up and a quality tone which should appeal to no-frills players. For all you weight conscious players, this one’s under 6 lbs 14 oz! Average price on Reverb on these is $788 and most are likely 1-2 lbs heavier. Get this one for $749 including Gibson wedge gigbag or substitute SKB case with ATA latches for $59 more.

2007 Gibson Custom '68 Reissue Les Paul Custom FMT, (front  front2), (headstock), (back), (case). Beautiful reissue of a guitar that Gibson never made. If you can ignore that small aspect, it is a fine guitar in all regards, and the fact that Gibson didn't do flametop Customs in the late 60's is merely a technicality. These 68’s don't come around often and Gibson only does sporadic small runs every now and then. I didn't have any luck finding full specs on these ’68 Reissues on Gibson's web site. Original '68/'69 Les Pauls, whether they're Goldtops or Black Beauty's, have gone the way of the 50's models and prices have gone through the roof, commanding prices in the $30K's for clean models last I heard. Unlike the "regular" Les Paul Custom from the early 00's, which is weight relieved and has a short neck tenon, the '68 FMT is built like the original with a long neck tenon and not weight relived. More than just vibe, Gibson went to great lengths to ensure your VOS will play like few others. They employ precise fret work and a perfectly cut nut on every guitar. Frets are leveled, shaped, and crowned to perfection, and will extend a bit further towards the binding, giving you more surface area.  The nut is carefully hand-shaped to give it a more rounded, vintage look. The neck on this model is chunky, much like the 50's rounded style rather than the 60's slim taper.  It features Classic '57 humbuckers which are our favorites.  It also features a no-wire ABR-1 bridge, big frets, black chrome dome knobs, Grover tuners with kidney bean buttons, gold hardware, and one-piece mahogany neck, and ebony fretboard with pearloid block inlays. This guitar has seen little home use only and is beautiful condition, with a very low setup that only Customs seem to maintain.  All original other than Schaller locking strap pins installed, but originals are available if desired. Included is the Custom Shop case, tags, and paperwork. Gibson Custom didn't start issuing certificates until 2007 so this may have been an early '07 model shipped without cert. Yours for $3650. (Note: I’ll shoot a clear pic of the top tomorrow).

Victory Amplification V30 The Jack MKII 40-watt Head, (top), (back), (case), (acc.). Small and lightweight, the Jack MKII is the ultimate grab-and-go amp. Its dual channels deliver everything from clear, high-headroom cleans to crushing rock overdrive. The footswitchable Crunch mode on the clean channel fills in the edge-of-breakup territory between the squeaky clean and thrash amps. Add in High and Low power modes, switchable MKI/MKII EQ curves, and an effects loop for your time-domain pedals and you can understand the versatility, especially in a small-box 18-pounder. Clean channel delivers excellent clarity and articulation, with tons of headroom, allowing dynamics-focused playing without unwanted breakup. The OD channel delivers loads of gain for rock, with grind and fatness, while maintaining definition. For that smooth tone just at the breakup, switch on the clean channel’s crunch mode to beautiful sweet harmonic richness. Included are a 2-button footswitch and a 1-button Nomod footswitch that tailors its bass response: MKI setting is the classic V30 response, loose and airy; MKII mode tightens the low-end response so you'll feel a speedy response even with heavier overdrive tones. Included are a nicely padded and zippered case with enough storage for all the footswitches and cables, both footswitches and cables, and manual. For a good explanation/demo video (click here) for Anderton's. This model sells new for $1549. This one is dead mint, nearly zero use, for $1049.

2019 Eastman T-486 Semi-Hollowbody Archtop - Classic Red FMT, (front  front2), (side), (back), (headstock), (label&cert.), (case).  We've had a few Eastman guitars, both thicker body jazz boxes and semi-solid bodies and this thinline model upholds all that I believe in Eastman. They're some of the finest made guitars in the world today and that includes anything from USA or Europe. With a single factory in Beijing, they're built with many old-school methods and built by real luthiers who know their craft. This model most closely compares to the ES-335 with similar body width and depth, electronics and hardware, but slightly nicer in cosmetic appointments. The T-486 features a 16" body of laminated flamed maple (top, back, sides), with a maple neck that measures 1.72" (wider than Gibson) at the nut, 24.75" scale, ebony fretboard, 12" radius, Jescar FW47104 frets, Bone nut, Gotoh GE101A tailpiece, GE103B-T-N tuneomatic bridge, and PingWell tuners. Cosmetically it has some upscale features including Ivoroid binding on body and fretboard (close-up pic), split block pearl parallelogram inlays, Pearl logo, nickel hardware, black plastic pickguard with ivoroid binding, CTS 500K pots, and Göldo 3-way selector. Pickups are quality Seymour Duncan humbuckers with a Jazz in the neck and a '59 in the bridge. With these pickups and the overall design of the guitar you're able to cover a lot of sounds from jazz to blues to rock to country. The action is superbly low on a neck that just slightly thicker than a Gibson Thin Taper and it's in pristine condition. I've had a lot of ES-335 type guitars with many selling for $2K and up. For the money, this one is unbeatable. $999 includes original case and certificate.

Electro Harmonix Black Finger Tube Compressor. The only optoisolator photocell, dual vacuum tube compressor on the market. Uses the same professional-grade techniques as the mega-thousand dollar, high-end studio compressors. Two different light sources (LED and lamp) provide distinctly different readings and offer uniquely varied compressions. One tube handles the compression stage while the other manages the gain stage. And unlike other "tube" hyped products on the market, which use 9 to 50 volts, the Black Finger's design allows a full 300 volts of swing to be utilized. This makes it a true tube compressor in every sense. Also it's made right here in the USA. Click here for a brief demo from proguitarshop.com. Average actual selling price on Reverb for the last 7 sold (ranging G-VG-EX condition) is $190. This one's $25 cheaper, in excellent condition and just $165.

2021 Reverend Contender RB - Ivy Green w/nice gigbag, (front  front2  bridge), (back), (headstock), (gigbag  case stuff). Another cool original design from Reverend borrowing aspects from Gibson (scale length, set neck, binding), Fender (headstock design and contoured body), and Gretsch Duo Jet (Retroblast pickups and Bigsby). I'll begin by discussing these great Retroblast pickups, sort of Reverend's version of Filter'Trons, any longer. Retroblast pickups were said to fill unique tone niches that lurk between Gretsch, Les Paul, and Rickenbacker sounds—putting everything from low-octane indie jangle to fat, smoky sounds of doom at your fingertips. Used in conjunction with the onboard bass contour control, a simple filter control actually, you can cover the sonic range of several guitars. This contour knob can not only control your guitar, it can also totally recast the personality of your OD/Dist/Fuzz boxes in ways that simple volume and tone controls do not. Another nice feature that's sort of Gibson-ish, is the solid Korina body which is a favorite tone wood of ours and just a bit brighter than mahogany. The body is finished in a high-gloss green metal flake, Ivy Green. Neck likewise is a 3-pc Korina and features a medium oval shape with a Pau Ferro fretboard and flat 12" radius with a Boneite nut. Frets are tall jumbos (0.110"W x 0.050"H). Hardware is quality and unique with a Bigsby vibrola that feels beautiful with just the right amount of spongy followed by a unique roller bridge to prevent string pinching. Tuners are Reverend Pin-Lock locking tuners that stay in tune perfectly. Controls consist of Volume, Tone, Bass Contour, and 3-way pickup selector. Other features include custom laser-engraved and reinforced jack plate to reduce tear from body, standard ±10% poly caps and control pots for high-end consistency, and upgraded Pure Tone jack for better overall grip and a reliable signal. Each of these guitars is initialed and hand numbered by one of Reverend's top-notch technicians. New price on these is $1299 which does not include a gigbag. Get this one for $899 including a top of the line Roadrunner gigbag with interior protection and hard exterior.

1970s Acoustic 370 Bass Head. Back when I was coming up a lot of the cool established bass players used these. Cranks out 375 solid state watts at 2 ohms with simple controls for Vol, Treb, Mid, Bass, plus a rocker switch to turn on Bright. Also features 5-band graphic EQ with sliders set at 50Hz, 100Hz, 200Hz, 300Hz, and 400Hz. I've had this for around 10 years but keep forgetting to put it up. I'll of course do a full test before shipping and will get it benched if needed. Missing one of the EQ slider caps and one of the chrome caps for tone knob but otherwise all there. Take a step back in time and get this cool old relic for $225(SOLD-Pat S 11/13).

Fender Supersonic 22 Combo with 25W Greenback - Blonde, (panel), (top), (backwith Greenback), (back panel), (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 Patriot “Texas Heat”.  The Texas Heat is much better for rock/blues than the wimpy stock speaker and costs $95. 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. New cost on these was $1049 with a stock mediocre speaker. Get this one with a new Celestion G12M Greenback ($165 new) for $799, or stock speaker for $739. Note: Fender cover with embroidered logo is included as well as footswitch/cable.

1970s Polytone 102 Combo Amp . Very cool stereo amp and a favorite of many jazz players over the years. They did these over the years in several configurations but this is the original early 70s which sports a single 12" and dual 8" speakers. It cranks out 90 watts of solid state power but is known for its warmth and touch responsiveness like a tube amp. The clean channel is great for jazz or a Fender-y clean tone while the distortion side provides a warm, overdriven classic rock or blues sound. There are bright, normal, and dark setting on both channels. The distortion is controlled by the red 2 stage knob. Also features onboard reverb and tremolo. Octave switch acts somewhat like vibrato. Also features a light-up control panel. Rare and cool amp for $450.

Custom Warmoth/Fender Telecaster - Green Flame Top, (front  edge), (back), (beveled heel), (headstock), (neck pocket showing maple cap), (pickups). Buy a body – get a whole guitar! One of the nicest looking and comfortable Tele's I've had in some time, this one starts with a Warmoth body with all the add-on's including Warmoth transparent green flame finish (+$229), Mahogany core wood (+215), flamed maple cap (+$100), natural masked edges (PRS style to show more flame) (+$75), and body contours (+$65) including forearm, tummy cut and contoured heel). It’s built for comfort and speed, with all the contours including the contoured and beveled heel which makes it easier to play high up on the neck. In all this body specs out at $684 (pic of options). Added to this is a lovely 2016 Fender Standard Tele neck with the stock tuners replaced with quality Sperzel locking type. The neck has a very dark rosewood board (pic) and medium jumbo frets with a modern 9.5" radius plus medium jumbo frets and a synthetic bone nut. Pots and switch are quality USA parts. Pickups are a set of American Standard Tele that I removed from a 2007 when it was practically new. They sound great and more Tele like than many of the “vintage” replacement pickups on the market today. This guitar is extremely clean, plays like butter, and yours for the price of the body alone, $684(HOLD-Chris C 11/6).

Slash Truss Rod Cover. Dress up your Epi with this new truss cover. Sells for $16 plus $4 shipping on Ebay. Get this one for $9 including first class mail.

2022 Epiphone Slash Les Paul Standard November Burst w/upgrades and Gibson case, (front  (Mojos), (back  full length), (headstock/tuners), (stock pu’s), (case  papers). I have two of these 2022 Slash’s in this November Burst finish. The other one is all stock but this one has upgrades by an exceptional tech (Doug) with our most requested mods on Epi models, pickups and tuners,. This latest lot of Epi’s I got from Doug are some of the best playing Pauls I’ve ever had. As far as mods, Doug doesn’t like vintage tuners or Probuckers/Burstbuckers on Epi’s/Gibsons. This one now features a set of Gotoh 510 21:1 ratio tuners ($89), and a pair of Mojotone “Classic PAF” humbuckers ($220/pair) (7.5K neck, 8.5K bridge) (stock Epi Probucker set included in case). These PAF's use Alnico II magnets which are softer and sweeter than other magnet strengths and sound very close to the original 50s Gibsons. This one has also been outfitted with a 50s pickguard rather than the no pickguard of the stock Slash. The Slash is part of the new Inspired by Gibson collection and features a mahogany body with a AAA maple veneer, a Graph Tech nut, Epiphone LockTone bridge and Stop Bar tailpiece. Specific Slash features include a C-shape neck profile, color-coordinated hardware appointments and CTS potentiometers with Orange Drop capacitors. There's also Slash’s “Skully” signature drawing on the back of the headstock 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. If you like low action you’ll likely not find anything lower than this Epi. It also sounds great with these Mojo’s and especially if you do a lot of string bends you’ll appreciate the quality 510 Tuners. New cost on the stock Slash was $899 but has since been lowered to $799. Get this one for $669(HOLD-Brian N 12/1) which is a sweet deal figuring over $300 up upgraded parts. It’s also one of the nicer tops I’ve seen on a Slash model. Includes Gibson case as well as bumper sticker, warranty, hangtags, plus stock pickups included in case.

TC Electronic Flashback X4 Delay & Looper, (pic2). Just got another of these in so I’m dropping price to $129! I've had a number of the regular Flashback delay/looper but the 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 like these: (link) (link). Sells new for $249.99 but this one looks like a new floor model for $129. Note: I have other T.E. delays/loopers in stock and other brands as well. Always feel free to inquire if you want to see what’s up.

Boss MD-200 Modulation Pedal, (top), (side). All of your modulation effects in a single stompbox. It has 12 modulation modes copied from the acclaimed MD-500 pedal. Features options for external control such as footswitches, expression pedal, and MIDI I/O. It even has an insert function to patch in drive pedals and other effects for pre- and post-modulation processing. When you’re done tweaking you can save your personal patches for instant recall. Other features include four memory slots to save and instantly recall your custom patches, stereo ins/outs that are great for multi-amp setups and keyboards, 32-bit digital conversion with 96kHz resolution for the best sound quality, analog dry-through design leaves your core tone unaffected, buffered bypass maintains saves your tone over long cable runs, and Micro USB jack for firmware updates. There are a lot of good demo's online but I like this one because it's recorded with a well defined stereo field (link). These sold new $289, but recently lowered to $249. This one's immaculate in the box and just $159.

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.

Victory V40 Duchess Deluxe Head, (panel), (top), (back), (acc.). Offered in flawless condition. Note: I also have a Victory V30 MK II “The Jack” head that I'll post this week plus a Victory Richie Kotzen signature combo in stock. Victory is one of the premier amp builders in England, and unlike most Brit chimey EL84 and crunchy EL34 amps the V40 Duchess Deluxe (Heritage Series) uses a pair of 6L6's as the heart of their tone with a circuit that's designed to be very touch sensitive and cover a lot of ground from American cleans and tweed grit to British blues & rock. In addition to the lovely amp tone it also delivers some of the best tube-driven spring reverb and tremolo you've heard in a guitar amp. In addition to a simple but killer EQ section it offers Mid Kick and Voice I/Voice II switches to push your compression and overdrive targeted at the mids offering a boost/cut to suit your needs. The Reverb offers a Tone knob in addition to the Reverb Volume which can make it more pronounced during trail out or make it more/less prominent in the mix. Likewise the Tremolo is lush and vintage sounding, especial when combined with the spring reverb. Around back you'll find an FX loop, outputs for just about any speaker combination you'll need, and a half power switch that goes from 7 watts to 42 watts to suit your volume needs. Valve complement includes a pair of 6L6, a pair of 12AT7, and a pair of 12AX7. It weighs 27.5 lbs and measures around 19" x 10.25" x 10". Includes 2-button footswitch, Victory amp cover, manual, and cable. For few cool demos, here’s one (link) and here’s another one (link) where you should hear the Les Paul at 3:48. This model sells new for $1999 which is very fair for a British made amp of this quality. Get this one in “as new” condition for just $1350. Would love guitar trades on this!

Fender Super-Sonic 60 Head, (panel), (back/panel), (side/legs), (optional gigbag), (accessories). Very clean shape. The Supersonic has a classic look and tone but much more versatile than a vintage Fender. In the looks dept., we have ca. '61 blonde covering with oxblood grill cloth, black control panel, small cream knobs and dogbone handle.  In the tone dept. we have much, much more than your Grand Dad's Vibrolux. Designed as the first Fender all-tube amp to capture the sparkly tones of the ’65 Vibrolux, the thick tone of the ’66 Bassman, AND the smooth and creamy crunch of modern, high-gain amplifiers. Fender's vintage tone is the standard by which every amp is compared for clean tone - this amp is unique in that it delivers the classic Fender clean - plus a bluesy “pushed” tone -  and modern high-gain tone - all in one portable head. It also features dual cascading-gain preamp overdrive with more creamy sustain and compression than any previous Fender amp and 3/4" high-grade Baltic birch ply construction. It features footswitchable clean settings (65' Vibrolux, or 66' Bassman), a modern high-gain setting, and spring reverb. 60 watts from dual Tung Sol 6L6's with 8 preamp tubes (six 12AX7 and two 12AT7) and includes an effects loop with send and return level controls to perfectly match your outboard effects, and 2 speaker output jacks (for main and extension speaker). Dimensions are 8.6" H x 25.3" W x 9.6" D, 32 lbs. This Supersonic is one of the best sounding modern Fenders I've had and the fact that it can cover Fender's classic tones - plus more modern tone - equally well is remarkable. Includes hang tags, 3-button footswitch and cables. If desired I'll also include a quality aftermarket Studio Slips clamshell gigbag that covers the amp on all sides and is nicely padded (sells new for $110 at Studio Slips (link). Get this really nice head for $729 plus $50 if you want the gigbag.

2021 Epiphone Slash Les Paul Standard Appetite Burst w/upgrades, (front), (back), (headstock/tuners), (extra stuff), (case). As with all of these recent Epi's this one has the upgrades most commonly requested - pickups and tuners. This one has been upgraded with a pair of Seymour Duncan pickups and Hipshot locking tuners. The Epi Probuckers are good pickups; these are great pickups. In the neck you get a Duncan Saturday Night Special and in the bridge an APH-1 (new cost $119 and $129). The Slash is part of the new Inspired by Gibson collection and features a mahogany body with a AAAA maple veneer, Indian Laurel fretboard, a Graph Tech nut, Epiphone LockTone bridge and Stop Bar tailpiece. Specific Slash features include a C-shape neck profile, 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 as has been the case with this latest batch of Epi LP's I recently received. New cost on these is $799 (was $899) and this one could certainly sold "as new". Even with $335 in new parts you can have this beauty for just $659. Includes a genuine "Slash" case as well as original Epi Deluxe tuners and parts.

2021 Epiphone Joe Bonammasso "Lazarus" 1959 Les Paul Standard, (front  pickups), (back), (headstock  tuner ratios), (cert.), (case  candy).  Like another one I have in stock, this '59 Lazarus features a few cool upgrades, most notably pickups and tuners. In place of the Burstbuckers this one has a Seymour Duncan Custom Shop M.J. Queenbucker Alnico 3 set (7.7K neck/8.1K bridge, $330) and GraphTech “ratio” locking tuners ($136). Maricela "MJ" Juarez, the Queen of the Custom Shop, was tasked to recreate the best example of a Gibson PAF that she had heard and the result was the "Queenbucker", built and initialed by MJ herself and sold in very limited quantities and high prices. The Ratio tuners are the coolest innovation in tuners since Sperzel's original locking tuners. These are locking and use a different gear ratio for each tuners. The high E is 12:1, up to a 39:1 on the low E, so every tuner reacts the same with, say, 1/2 turn of the button. The Lazarus was supposedly a run of just 300 guitars and all were finished in Aged Burst gloss. Joe's original Lazarus had been refinished in red and thanks to Joe was refurbished, stripping away the red down to the original burst finish. 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, 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. 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. Tonally, this guitar sounds closer to a PAF-equipped Paul than anything in recent memory, with a sweet neck pickup and a bridge pickup that isn't distorted but powerful so notes seem to jump off the guitar. This was a limited run model and it has been discontinued. Last time I checked these were averaging over $1100 used on Reverb as actual selling price, and that was without two very nice upgrades. Get this one for just $899. Includes original case (has some scratches on it), certificate, and misc paperwork.

2019 PRS S2 Singlecut - Violin Amber Sunburst, (front), (back), (headstock), (gigbag  misc.). Early S2 in high gloss finish, before they went to a satin 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. The new S2 McCarty Singlecuts are running $1949. Get this lovely original model for $800 less, just $1149. Includes PRS gigbag with manual, hangtag, warranty, catalog, bumper sticker and tools.

Apex Aural Exciter Type C. We sold a ton of these when I worked at Hotlicks Guitar Shop in MD. We'd just grab anybody looking for home studio gear and let them hear their mix as recorded, and then processed through the Exciter. The difference was breathtaking. Flat, lifeless mixes would suddenly jump out of the speakers, suddenly sounding like they were recorded in the A room at Electric Ladyland. Once you hear your mix processed you simply can't go back! These are excellent for both sound enhancement and sound restoration. For enhancement you can lift sounds out of a mix, such as the cymbals of a dull-sounding drum kit which has been recorded too quietly or for improving the stereo image. This is a result of a psychoacoustic phenomenon, adding upper end harmonics to provide the aural information your ears use to perceive the direction of a sound. Similarly, a touch of Exciter on a reverb helps to give that little extra sense of perspective. By tuning the Exciter to the right frequency range for the sound you wish to treat, you can restore the sparkle and clarity to almost anything. As a sound restoration device and tape copying there are some pretty astounding results can be obtained from even the worst sounding originals. The ability to restore the 'lost' upper harmonics of any sound makes the Aphex absolutely indispensable for treating the output from the current generation of sampling devices, whose sometimes restrictive bandwidth limitations all but disappear when Excited. These were $299 35 years ago. Get one today for $75.

2006 Taylor GS 7 Western Red Cedar/Indian Rosewood, (front  rosette/label  bridge), (side), (back  repaired crack), (headstock), (case). From Taylor's discontinued "Acoustic Line" of guitars, the GS (Grand Symphony) was the largest in all Taylor lines after 2011 until they released the Grand Orchestra which is 1/4" wider and deeper. Compared to the original Taylor Jumbo (615ce made '98-'11)This GS has a 16 1/4" lower bout and 4 5/8" depth which is slightly smaller (but the same depth) as the 615ce was. If you've believed that Taylors are generally too bright, or that all jumbos have bass that sounds too boomy, this model dispels both of these prejudices. It hits the perfect mix for a large body acoustic. It does have loads of low end, but it's not directed at a narrow band so it's in better balance. Add to that a body that is scaled back in the upper bouts so it feels as comfy as a dreadnought rather than being somewhat ungainly like most jumbos. Part of the reason for this "improved" Taylor tone is the Western Red Cedar top which tends to be less sharp than spruce but that's not to say it's not articulate enough. It sounds great on fingerstyle as well as strumming. The tone has been described as lush and magical, and I agree. All Taylors are good sounding guitars but this just seems to add another dimension. Condition wise it's been played some but Martin will be buffing out 90% of the small scratches and I need to also mention there's a short back crack that's been repaired, highlighted in a pic above. It's a solid repair and will never pose a problem but Martin is also doing some cosmetic work to it so it looks as invisible as possible. Fine woods throughout this guitar with a lovely Indian Rosewood back&sides and headstock overlay, even-grained Western Red Cedar top, Ebony fretboard and bridge, and Mahogany neck. It's nicely adorned with a bound neck, multi-ply top and back binding, Abalone rosette, Abalone dots on the Ebony bridge pins, and gold hardware. This model came stock without any electronics but this one has had a Baggs endpin preamp and under-saddle piezo installed. It's not fancy but you should really use an outboard preamp with most acoustic/electrics so with that you'll be in good shape. Includes brown Taylor alligator case with brown velvet lining. Yours for $1499.

Celestion G12 Alnico Blue 12", 15 ohm, 15 watts. Brand new in original box. The best, most popular and most expensive low-powered Alnico on the market. This speaker can dramatically change the tone of your low powered amp. Sells in stores for $320. This one's new in the box for $235.

Celestion G12H-75 Creamback 12", 8 ohm, 75 watts. Brand new in original box. Classic British tone with more power handling. Sells in stores for $189. This one's new in the box for $135.

Celestion G12M-65 Creamback 12", 8 ohm, 65 watts. Installed once but never played thru; zero minutes of use in original box. Similar tone to the Creamback above: Classic British tone with low end grunt, warm mids, crunchy upper-mids and sweet highs. Sells new in stores for $179. This one has never been played through and is $135.

Celestion G12 Vintage 30 12", 16 ohm, 60 watts. Used but in great condition in original box. Celestion used the Celestion Blue as the goal for this higher powered speaker, with a cone of similar characteristics and ceramic magnet that most closely reflected the Alnico. Result is a high powered speaker with a tone similar to the classic Blue. Sells new in stores for $169. This one is very clean and $89.

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New Celestion Alnico Blue 12" 8 ohm, (stock pic). New in box – never installed. The ultimate vintage replacement speaker and an upgrade for virtually any 12" OEM speaker on the market. The Alnico Blue has a proud history dating back to 50's British amps, primarily Marshall, Vox, and Selmer, and was actually the first speaker designed specifically for guitar. They are most prized for their responsiveness and detailed treble, with a beautiful clean ‘chime’ or ‘jangle’ and smoother overdriven tones. The Beatles, Brian May, The Edge, and The Shadows tones are synonymous with the Alnico Blue tone. At just 15W power handling they're perfect for low-wattage Class-A amps and with the plethora of 15-watters sold today it's a perfect marriage. They sound great when their pushed, but equally great with a squeaky clean tone. This literally brand new in the box. I didn't even take it out to shoot pics but I'll add a reference pic. At $320 (or $215 used based on Reverb price guide) new these are among the most expensive guitar speakers made today. These never go on sale but here's a chance to get just one at a nice price of $235.

2022 PRS Santana Retro 10-top Cobalt Blue, (pic2), (front), (back), (headstock  birds), (case etc.). Immaculate condition. First one of these Retro’s I’ve had and a very beautiful tribute to the original guitars that Paul built for Carlos in the “pre-factory” days, duplicating the classic deeper body carve, original-style heel, and original headstock shape and nut placement as those iconic early 80s guitars. The one departure that’s obvious is the hybrid gold/nickel hardware but people seem to love it so there you go. The stunning finish is achieved by a high-gloss nitrocellulose over a cellulose CAB basecoat, for a finish that's thin, durable, and clear. For pickups Paul chose 58/15 bridge with a Santana neck, using the same coil wire manufacturing machine that '50s-era guitar makers used to create some of the most iconic pickups in history. Each set of pickups was ear-tuned to perfection by Paul and his team in a process known as Tuned Capacitance and Inductance (TCI). The abalone inlay on the body, neck, and headstock add a hint of elegance while the bound neck is one of the most comfortable PRS necks in recent memory. This model sells at Sweetwater, Wildwood, Dave’s, etc., for $5660. This one is flawless and $2K cheaper. Just $3660(HOLD-Joe C 10/27).

OFF-HOLD: 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 ˝ 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. This one sold new for $649 (recently dropped $100). Get this one in excellent condition for just $379. I think it's an excellent value in a tube Marshall and includes footswitch, cable, quickstart manual. NOTE: I also have the Origin 50 head in stock, below.

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. This one sold new for $749 (recently discounted $100) but you might want to consider this new one which has never even been used and only $449. Great deal on a Marshall 50-watter in my opinion and includes original box, footswitch, and all paperwork.

ca. '90 PRS Dragon I Bass Pickup - Gold. Very hard to find Dragon I with gold poles for your gold hardware equipped PRS. These early white label Dragons are hard to find, much less in gold. 4-conductor. Yours for $199.

Pickups - PRS Santana Treble Pair. Nice shape, true vintage style with braided 2-conductor wiring. These were used on the Santana II with the one on the right being made before PRS offered these as PRS accessories, i.e. the only way to get one was to buy a Santana II. One on the left is more recent, made when they were also sold as PRS accessories. Priced at $95 and $150, left to right.

Tom Anderson H-2+ Bridge Humbucker. The last NOS part I have from The Only Guitar Shop and is around 20 years old but NOS, never installed.  The H2+ is Anderson's most popular bridge humbucker with a slightly hotter than medium output that yields a big low end and full mids without giving up all the highs and lows. 4-conductor for multiple applications. $99.

Bare Knuckle Zebra Humbucker. Hand-wound and hand-made in the UK. Some of the finest European pickups available. I’ve had this for a while and forget what model it is but it meters 14.2K which indicates it’s a Polymath. To quote the maker, "Polymaths have real personality too: the bridge pickup has chunky pick attack, vocal midrange and a harmonic richness that glorifies the nuances in your playing, while the neck pickup is deep, woody and clear when clean, taking on a liquidy and articulate character under gain."Very clean and 4-conductor for multiple applications. Sells new for $217 but this one’s $110.

Pearl AD33 (Dual) Analog Delay, (back/side), (bottom), (box/man.). For the discriminating collector - museum condition, and a very rare model from a rare brand. I come across many pedals and I've never seen another one of these. Nothing has the warmth and natural tone of analog, especially analog delay pedals, which is why prices on vintage Boss DM-2/3, Ibanez AD9, and other 80's digital delays continue to climb. The AD33, from the "Sound Spice" series, is from the same era, with one very distinct difference - the AD33 is like having to AD's, with two separate program channels, with independent delay time and feedback (number of repeats) controls. It also has a footswitch jack that can control on/of and program I or II, which I guess is useful if you want to locate the pedal in a rack. Other features include delay range from 20 to 350ms, noise reduction circuit and variable filter circuit for crystal clear sounds and wide dynamic range, regulator IC's for stable power at a constant voltage, optional 18V power supply jack, electronic switch and gates with C-MOS IC's to prevent "clicking" when switches are engaged, battery life warning circuit, heavy duty housing made of die-cast aluminum, LED's for on/off and selected channel (I or II), and peak indicator LED to warn when incoming signal is too hot. Pearl had a regular single delay from this same series, the AD-08, which easily competes with Boss and Ibanez from the same era and is similarly priced. Frequency response on 80's analog delays was usually 3KHz and under; some, like the DOD FX90 only went up to 1.3KHz. The AD33 goes up to 4KHz (20KHz when disengaged). The higher range is especially noticeable on the short delay settings. This unit sounds as good as it looks. A single unit Pearl AD08 in clean shape is getting $150+ and I'd imagine one in collector's condition would be much higher. The AD33 is like having two AD08’s and if you're looking for the cleanest of the clean, or simply want a great sounding analog with two delay settings, here's a chance to get a 40-year-old collector’s piece in 9.9+ condition. $275 includes original manual and box.

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). This pedal sold new for $229. This one’s NOS for just $139.

CORRECTION: This is the discontinued Bass Octave, not the later Blue Box (with fuzz) as identified earlier. MXR M88 Bass Octave – Refinished, (pic2). Don’t know why it was refinished but here you go. This is a simple bass octave pedal meaning it adds a note one octave lower than your root note and allows you to blend some or all of the octave tone. I was more familiar with the Boss OC-2/3 and this M88 tracks better. Other than the paint it’s an all original 20-year-old Bass Octave with the gnarly sub-octave tone that sounds great for synth bass or simply a fatter low end. Works great on bass or guitar. Click here for a demo. Yours for $49.

1973 MXR Distortion Plus – Script Logo. One of the first and certainly best, distortion boxes. You can get a wide variety of tone out of it and loads of sustain and compression. Typical player’s condition but works perfect and sounds incredible. Reverb price guide in good/vg condition since August has averaged $264 over the last 7 sold. Get this one for just $199(HOLD-John R 10/17).

MXR 6-Band EQ. Made from ca. ’76-’84 the “6BGE” (as it was referred to by the company) was only produced in the “block logo” era so these are the earliest ones MXR built. The six frequency bands cover the 100Hz to 3.2KHz range with boost/cut of ±18Db and can truly transform a guitar or amp into sounding huge, or filling more or less space in the mix. Runs on 9V battery that lasts a long time. One of my favorite settings is boosting the 100Hz range where it is great for doing comping bass licks with your thumb. One of the early pedal EQ's, this pedal was made popular by major artists like Eddie Van Halen and Joe Perry. Reverb prices have averaged $181 since August. This one is cleaner than most and yours for $129.

Very Good Amp Co. Fuzz Drive. Version 1, Serial #3. Simple but versatile transistor based fuzz for both guitar and bass.  Covers everything from slight crunch to full out synth-y fuzz.   It gets nasty, but remains usable. It comes housed in a handsome mini Gorva enclosure with powder coat courtesy of Obscura Manufacturing. Features include soft switching, built in transformer to deliver great fuzz sound regardless of location in your signal chain, toggle switch for different levels of compression and output, powerful tone knob shapes the sound. Runs on 9V with a typical Boss type power jack. Click here for a YouTube demo. This pedal sold new for $169 but this one is extremely clean in the box for just $115.

Fishman Aura Spectrum DI/Acoustic Pedal, (sides). Top quality D.I. and so much more. Sure, it does D.I. duties but also everything else you want for your acoustic amplification including 3-band EQ, one-knob compressor, automatic feedback suppression (with up to 3 notches), chromatic tuner, effects loop, and, yes, a high quality XLR D.I. It also features 128 pre-loaded "images" (nylon, jumbo, 12-string, OM, etc.) with 16 user-defined locations. It also features a USB interface for Image downloading from the online Aura Image Gallery. If you have 8 minutes to spare, here's a great demo (link) on YouTube.  With a new one running $429 you can save $170 and get this one for just $259.

Empress Compressor MkII. If you ever want to get serious about compression, you need to check out Empress. It delivers more control plus high-grade controls than most pro studio compressors in one small stomp box. Some of its features include Input/Output gain reduction metering, independent Attack/Release characteristic control, a parallel compression Mix knob, and an external sidechain insert. With the new MK2 you also now get a 500Hz-centered tilt Tone EQ control and a built-in Highpass Filter for your sidechain. If you're looking for complex studio controls in a small package that excels at tone-preserving compression, try Empress. A new MKII will set you back $274, or get this clean used one for $189. Click here for a demo.

Boss RC-1 Loop Station, (pic2). Boss's simplest and most user-friendly Loop Station. 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. These sell new for $119, or get this nice used one for $69(HOLD-Jon C 10/9).

2007 Epiphone Les Paul Custom with Gibson Case, (front), (back), (headstock), (optional 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 Customs (specifically on white Customs) on both Epi and Gibson. It’s next on Martin’s bench to finish this minor job. This guitar plays great, with a nice fat tone and a with new ones selling for $799 (without case), get a nice savings on this great playing used one. Just $449 with gigbag or $539 with Gibson hardshell case pictured.

2020 Fender Parallel Universe Maverick Dorado, (front), (back  neckplate), (headstock), (case). This thing brings back memories. Back when I was a vintage dealer starting in the late 90s, I used to get in the originals of these crazy cool guitars. Specifically, it's a new take on an old guitar that wasn't around for very long. Starting in 1969, the Maverick (or “Custom”) was a "floor sweep" using leftover 12-string necks and bodies, split Mustang type pickups, and Mustang bridge.  It was a goofy guitar but one that was endearing just the same. The Maverick Dorado reinvents this model with a few cool features like Tim Shaw humbuckers with Filter'Tron covers, and an Adjusto-matic bridge with Bigsby B50 vibrato. In addition, this modern Maverick uses the 24.75" Gibson scale rather than the original's 25.5" Fender scale and features an Ebony fretboard on a 9.5" modern radius with a C shaped neck. It features a nitro finish over the lightweight alder body. This one features two updates including Mustang knob in place of the original white tophat knobs (which are included). It also has a Vibramate Spoiler installed which, if you've ever changed strings on a Bigsby, you'll appreciate. This guitar hasn't seen much playing time but there are a few errant finish chips around the edge which Martin will be cleaning up within a few weeks. It will be nice when he's finished. It plays exceptionally well and sounds nicely articulate, even with the humbuckers. Sells new for $2499. Get this one for $1650. Includes very cool Surf Green Fender case and paperwork.

SWR Workingman's 160, (back). One of the later additions to the popular Workingman series. 160 watts, perfect for club gigs; small and lightweight. Excellent tone shaping with Aural Enhancer, EQ (Bass, Sweepable Mid, Treble, Transparencyť, Gain and Master Volume, Effects loop Blender with pullť limiter defeat, passive/active inputs, balanced DI output, tuner output, speakers on/off switch, just a ton of features in a 2-space rackmount and a featherweight for a unit that cranks out 160 watts RMS. It was only lightly used and is in clean shape cosmetically. I used to play clubs with 160 watts and it was plenty to keep up with the drummer. Loads of features here and a nice amp for $249(HOLD-Bob H 10/4).

Fender 1969 Stratocaster Prewired Pickguard Assembly, (pic2). This setup includes Custom Shop Custom '69 Pickups, spec'd to the famous gray-bottom pickups that produced the magic of Hendrix and a slew of other 60s and 70s hot players. Features enamel-coated magnet wire for warm vintage-style tones with staggered pole pieces for balanced output. The Alnico 5 magnets provide focus and enhanced dynamics. Also features period-correct cloth wire and fiber bobbins. Sells new for $369 but this clean kit is just $239.

T-Rex Mudhoney Distortion. The Mudhoney delivers a classic and crunchy via 4 very effective controls including Gain, Boost, Level and Tone. It has a remarkable tonal range, delivering everything from smooth dirty edge to a huge wall of distorted sound. Its note and harmonic separation is top-notch delivering a very dimensional sound at gain levels where most pedals sound flat. It's made in Denmark and built like a tank. At $149 new, here's a nice deal on a used one at $99.

2021 Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition 1960 Stratocaster Journeyman Relic Super Faded Aged Shell Pink, (front  bridge/finish-checking), (back  plate/checking), (headstock  neck  frets/dots), (cert.  specs), (case). This Limited Model is a fairly rare guitar, although it became a production model after it made its debut. This one is labeled Ltd Ed and the corresponding Floor Traveler sheet mentions, "2020 Summer Event LTD", indicating this model was built for the Summer NAMM Show. It's a faithful recreation of the classic 1960 Strat, which was the first full year of the rosewood slab fretboard and 11 screws on a green pickguard. Like the original it's finished in beautiful, thin nitrocellulose in Shell Pink, which was a custom color offered at a 5% premium back in the day. Those same custom colors today command twice as much (or more) of a sunburst. The finish has dings and wear consistent with 60+ years of playing time as well as finish checking all over the body. Along with the aged/oxidized hardware, it definitely presents itself as a vintage instrument. Other features include 2-piece select alder body, quartersawn maple neck with upgraded AAA dark rosewood fretboard, aged clay dot inlays, modern 9.5" radius, jumbo 6100 frets, Bone nut, tinted nitro neck finish, and "60 nitro" 3-ply mint/black/mint pickguard. The neck shape is the mid-60s Oval C that measures .825"/.945" at the 1st/12th frets. Pickups are handwound Texas Specials which sound fantastic in this guitar. It weighs in at 7 lbs, 12 oz. This same model sells new for $4800 in most stores (link), maybe a bit cheaper if you shop around. Get this one in barely used condition for just $2899. Includes G&G/Fender center-pocket ’60 brown case (a few minor tolex chips), certificate, Floor Traveler listing all specs for this very guitar, 3-way switch, ash tray, trem arm, Fender C/S leather strap, C/S picks, pickguard shielding layer, and assorted bits.

2006 Schecter C1 Plus, (front/back), (headstock), (side), (string-thru body). We’ve always been very impressed with these higher-end Diamond Series and 20 years ago they were ahead of the pack in killer Korean imports with drop dead looks, quality construction and parts, excellent tone, and perfect setup. Features include Violin sunburst finish, flamed maple top over Mahogany body, set neck design with mahogany neck, Abalone and pearl "Vector" fretboard inlays, Grover tuners, jumbo frets, Tonepros TOM bridge with strings thru body, and cream binding all around - headstock, neck, and body. Pickups are Duncan Designed HB102/102B humbuckers which is their import JB/Jazz combinations. Controls include volume and tone with push/pull pot for single coil/humbucker tones and a 3-way selector. The top is beautifully carved with a sharp arch, as well recessed knobs and switch. This guitar feels, looks, and plays like a guitar that costs well over its original list price of $869. This one has barely been played and shows no discernable wear of any kind. I think it’s a smoking deal at $450 with a setup that's guaranteed to please. Includes used gigbag.

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 used gigbag.

TC Electronic Flashback X4 Delay & Looper, (pic2). I've had a number of the regular Flashback delay/looper but the 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 $129.

Guitar Headwear Lot. Genuine products - not conterfeits - selling as a lot. The Ernie Ball caps sell online for $22, the Charvel beanie for $30, and the Charvel knit hat for $18. Get all 4 of 'em (makes great gifts!) for just $46(HOLD-Pamela K 9/26).

Mogami Platinum Cables - 01 RR - 11 inches. By any standard, these are the best patch cables you can buy. Features include copper-core G&H connectors for a solid and clean signal transfer, ultra-high density 100% coverage copper spiral shield for noiseless operation, low-loss cellular polyethylene insulation, oxygen-free copper core, and conductive PVC to eliminate handling noise. Needless to say they have a lifetime warranty. New cost on these is $57.95/each but get these for $30 cheaper, just $27.95 each, or the lot of 5 for $125(HOLD-Jon C 9/26).

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 just the guitar alone but this one INCLUDES genuine Floyd Rose accessories including gigbag, strap, picks, cable, and tools for just $239 - plus a pro-setup that's better than factory. A note about the Speedloader strings: They were discontinued some years ago but there has been talk in the industry about manufacturing them again. For now it’s just the Ebay route where they go for $45-$55/set. Some players also choose to convert these to a regular Floyd Rose tremolo, which is easy to do.

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 just the guitar alone but this one INCLUDES genuine Floyd Rose accessories including gigbag, strap, picks, cable, and tools for just $239 - plus a pro-setup that's better than factory. (see note about about Speedloader strings)

Boss AC-2 Acoustic Simulator. The first authentic sounding 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 other than missing bottom label and just $55.

Tascam DP-004 Digital Recorder, (side views). If you find the ultra-compact digital recorders too menu-intensive and/or too limiting, here's a cool little unit from Tascam that will probably be the ticket. Especially good for users who came up using a Tascam analog cassette, the layout of the 004 is very similar. Unlike the old analog units though, you can do unlimited track bouncing with no sound degradation (remember the hiss you would get at around the 3rd bounce using tape?). It uses the small SD cards for data storage (comes with a 1 gig but can take a 16) - plus USB connection to your computer for unlimited storage. A true grab-and-go recorder the DP-004 even includes good quality stereo mics built into the unit. There are a bunch of YouTube video's for this model including a number of tutorials (sample), reviews, and an overview from the NAMM show (overview). Runs on batteries (4XAA) or external power supply. These sold for $179 back in the day but are a great bargain now. Excellent condition and includes Quick Start manual reprint, for $69. For more specs check out this one for $499 on Ebay.

1971 Martin D-35, (full-length with flash), (front with/without flash), (back), (headstock), (finish checking  side crack repair), (case). A wonderful road warrior here. I tend to get lightly played and/or museum piece guitars but this one has been around and has been obviously enjoyed for over 50 years, i.e. the average old Martin guitar. There are a few repaired top cracks, a repaired but very minor side crack, and replaced pickguard. Other than that, just the usual scratches and finish checking you expect from a vintage Martin. The only real noticeable flaw is the side crack which somebody tried to mask with a little stain that developed into a discolored area much larger than the small crack. Having said that, it's a great guitar with comfortable play and outstanding tone. Description such as "cannon" get overused but I'll just state that the projection of this guitar is commendable and it has the balanced tone of a well-aged rosewood and spruce. Clarity and note definition are excellent. As I mentioned, the original pickguard had shrunk a little so I had Martin install a new tortoise guard similar to the original. Frets are in good shape and there's no extraneous buzz when fretting throughout the Ebony fretboard. A new D-35 Standard is running $3600. You seekers of tone would likely never consider that but how about a nicely broken in '71 for just $2450(Tent Hold – Leah 9/25). Includes case shown, or I have a similar vintage Martin black case without logo if you prefer.

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.

UPDATE – Pickups are ‘57’s: 2005 Gibson Les Paul Standard Plus – Lemon Burst, (front), (back), (headstock), (pickups  cavities), (case). I know it looks like some red but the neck cavity says “LB” as well as “LPSP” (Lemon Burst, Les Paul Standard Plus). The specs of the timeless Les Paul Standard with an upgraded figured maple top. The top on this one is a stunner, much better than most of the 00's Plus models I've had and something more akin to a "real" '59/'60 Burst. This one has the thinner 60's neck that most players favor. Stock Burstbucker 1 and 2 humbuckers were swapped out with a pair of ’09 Gibsons (’57 Plus in the bridge, ’57 in the neck), which are the Gibson pickups most requested by our customers, much preferred over BB’s. The pickguard comes un-installed on these Plus models, leaving it up to the owner whether or not to partially obliterate the figured top. Nickel hardware is in clean shape and it just has some light scratches, most of which we'll buff out prior to shipping. Back in 2005 the Standard Plus carried a list price of $4289, discounted to $2789.  This one is set up to perfection and in nice shape. A nice buy for a top like this at $2100. Includes Gibson black case with combo lock and paperwork.

Fender Custom Shop Texas Special Tele Set, (pic2). These are over-wound for increased output and made with alnico 5 magnets and enamel-coated magnet wire for excellent presence and midrange. The nickel/silver neck pickup cover produces clear, warm Telecaster tone while the bridge pickup features height-staggered pole pieces and copper-plated steel bottom plate. Sells new for $219. Get this set for just $145.

2008 Wampler Analog Echo Pedal. Brian Wampler’s Analog Echo is loaded with a digital delay chip, but with pure analog circuitry surrounding in order to achieve tape echo or Echoplex-type delay tones with a 650ms maximum delay time. This is one of the original runs with the squar-ish box and all knobs in a row and was hand-signed and numbered by Justin Simpson, Wampler's right hand man for over 10 years. It has the typical controls for Level, Repeats and Delay Time, plus a unique tone control for the tonality of the echoes so you can get a warm analog tone or a fat tape echo tone without resorting to modulation on the echoes. Besides the status LED right above the footswitch, the Delay is equipped with a second, flashing LED indicating the delay time, which can be quite useful. Inside you'll find professional craftsmanship at its best; Wampler only used the finest parts— low-tolerance metal film resistors, stacked metal film and silver mica caps, gold plated IC sockets, etc. Compared to a classic like a Boss DM, this pedal sounds fuller and warmer, more focused, without any signal degeneration at longer delay settings. Sold new in '08 for $249. Yours today for $135.

Boss CS-1 Compression Sustainer, (pic2). The first compact compressor from Boss, based on the larger Roland AS-1. The CS-1 was made from '78 to '82 as one of Boss's first compact effects. For the era It's surprisingly quiet compared to other comp's. It features separate level and sustain knobs, plus a mini toggle switches between normal or a treble setting that adds some high end crispness. It's not the most radical compressor made and it squishes your signal in a more subdued way.  Attack is preset at a somewhat slow rate and adds a nice, warm percussive tone that's great for jazz, country, and classic rock tones.   The Treble switch was discontinued when they started producing the later CS-2, which was unadvised in my opinion.  It's a very useful featuring for adding color and making leads really stand out.  By use of Photocouplers instead of the later Voltage Controlled Amplifiers, the CS-1 is radically different from the later CS-2 and CS-3.  It's in typical used condition and has a small hole drilled in the front (see pic) but works fine. Collectors are paying $150 and up for the later CS-2 but here's a first issue compressor, 100X more rare than a CS-2, for $85.

2012 PRS P22 (Piezo Bridge) - Blue Crab Blue, (front  with-flash  bridge), (back), (headstock), (birds), (outputs), (case  pic2).  Although used on their PRS Hollowbody II and Singlecut Hollowbody II models, 2012 marked the entry of PRS's first piezo-equipped Solidbody guitar to their lineup. It's similar to a Custom 22 stoptail, with the primary difference being an acoustic bridge, courtesy of PRS/L R Baggs piezo bridge with a separate piezo for each string. Electric tones come via a pair of uncovered 53/10 pickups. It features a thick McCarty body, 22 jumbo frets, and their comfortable Pattern Regular neck. Other features include an Indian Rosewood fretboard with 2011 style bird inlays, and of course mahogany body with thick, figured maple cap. Electronics consist of a pair of a 5-way blade switch for a PRS selection of single-coil and humbucker tones, as well as a mini switch to turn on/off the piezo bridge output. With the acoustic bridge this guitar offers some of the most natural sounds you'll hear from an acoustic pickup system. Add to that the ability to blend it with the electric tones and you have an amazing pallet of tones for the studio or stage. If you want to really open it up, mix it through a great DI box like a Fishman Aura, but it really sounds superb straight to the amp or mixer. Used prices since January on 11 actually sold on Reverb have averaged $2667. Get this one in beautiful condition for just $2499. Includes original case, tag, and all the assortment of PRS case stuff.

OFF-HOLD: 2019 Fender Limited Edition Player Jaguar - Shell Pink – with Upgrades!, (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. In addition, we’ve upgraded the bridge humbucker to a Fender USA Enforcer from an American HH model, which has more clarity than the stock Player series humbucker. 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 Alder 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 upgraded USA alnico bridge humbucker, 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, not counting the pickup upgrade. You can't get these any more so here's a final chance to get a really nice one. $699.

Gator 4G Series Electric Gigbag. New condition, used just one time to get guitars from the store to a home. The 4G series is an excellent bag in its own right. It features 20mm padding, padded straps, contoured back padding, exterior pocket, and internal headstock/bridge reinforcement. New cost is $79.99 for the 4G. Get these one for $55. Maybe consider buying a guitar to put in it and save on shipping!

Strymon Mobius Multidimensional Modulation Pedal, (front  detail), (back). Strymon is some top shelf stuff, gear the pros use. The Mobius offers 12 different types of modulation which are deeply editable and has the ability to 200 of them store them in onboard preset slots. Also features 3 footswitches, Midi, expression pedal input, and uses the powerful SHARC DSP chip for the best sound quality possible. For a good demo click here. New cost is $449. Get this barely used one for $315. Includes everything pictured including power supply.

Fender Pro Series Tweed Case. Recently discontinued in favor of the similar Classic Series, this nice used case offers excellent protection and two storage compartments in the plush lined interior. White piping over pleather ends, brass hardware, tweed covering. Nice home for your nice Strat or Tele for just $110.

Fender American Performer Telecaster Neck w/Locking Tuners, (tuners). Basically brand new, used only an hour or so. Offered from Fender as a replacement neck, these are built from premium maple in the same factory as American-made Fender guitars. It features the large '70s-era headstock, fast, "Modern C" neck with a smooth satin finish, 22 jumbo frets, and 9.5-inch radius. This one is already outfitted with a new set of Fender locking tuners so it's "drop in ready". Just remove your old neck, bolt this one in place, restring, you're up and running in less than 30 minutes. Combined these cost $662.98 ($599.99 neck; $62.99 tuners). It's all yours for $439. Includes box and instructions.

MXR Dyna Comp, (pic2). Brand New. The original Dyna Comp is a true classic and probably the most popular pedal compressor of all time. They still make ‘em; people still love ‘em. Sells new for $99. This was used one minute and then traded in so it’s “as new” in the box with everything. Yours for $59.

DiMarzio Air Norton DP193 – Zebra Humbucker. Can be used bridge or neck. Less string pull than your average humbucker and very controllable dynamics. I probably have this in black as well but this one’s $52.

2022 Taylor 327e Grand Pacific Acoustic-Electric - Shaded Edgeburst, (front  label), (back), (headstock), (controls/binding), (case  detail). I spent a few hours writing a description and review of this and it got dumped by my antique computer. I’ll try to retrieve whatever I can and/or restart it tomorrow. The 327e is Taylor’s new dreadnought built with all Tropical Mahogany. Also features African Ebony fretboard and Taylor’s Expression 2 electronics suite. I just wanted to get something cool up so at least here are pics and a price. It’s in perfect condition. Comes in an awesome Western floral motif Taylor case. Sells new for $2499 or check out this one in stunning condition for $1750.

Vox StompLab 1G Modeling Effects Pedal. Looking for a bang-for-the-buck winner in a versatile all-in-one pedal? Check this one out. The StompLab 1G offers 8 Pedal Effects (Compression, Fixed Wah, Auto Wah,  Brn Octave, Acoustic, U-Vibe, Tone, Ring Mod), 44 Amp Models, 12 Cabinet Models, 18 Drive Effects, 9 Modulation Effects, 8 Delay Effects, 3 Reverb Effects, and Noise Reduction. This one's offered in mint condition for $49.

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 NOS ones still out there are going for $179.  I have a few of these in stock, new in the box, and just $89.

Hughes & Kettner Replex Tube-Driven Tape Delay, (close-up), (side), (controls).  Very popular delay and reverb simulator, 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 900 ms. This unit is everything good about an Echoplex (tone) without any of the negatives (reliability and noise). For an in-depth review by Sound-on-Sound magazine click here or for a video demo click here for YouTube.   I'm not sure if they're still made there, but this one was made in Germany and built for years of road use.  These sold new discounted to $559.  This one is in great condition and just $219(Tent Hold – Jonathan E 9/11).  Includes original box, power supply, and manual.

2001 DeArmond M-77 - Wine Red Metallic, (front  detail), (back), (headstock  fretboard). One of the great affordable Guild products and one of the last models before Fender discontinued the entire line. Guild's M-line was released in 1999 in the USA after being well received for the previous 2 years in Asia and Europe where it won numerous awards and "shootouts" by various guitar mag's. The M-77, top of the M-series line, is my favorite of the Guild/DeArmond solid body line, due primarily to the DeArmond USA Goldtone humbuckers, made and installed at Fender's facility in Corona CA. In fact, all electronics and finishing was done at the Corona CA plant. The pickups have more of the brightness and expressiveness of a single coil, except without the hum, and help to deliver professional tone at a fraction of the cost of USA models. Numerous sound clips of these Gold-Tone pickups can be found on YouTube. These Goldtones sell regularly on Reverb for over $100 each. The M-77 had a arched top like a LP with a chambered mahogany body, set-neck construction, and a stopbar/tuneomatic combination rather than the harp tailpiece of the M-75. Finished in Wine Red Metallic, very similar to Candy Apple Red, it sports a mahogany body with a maple top, mahogany neck, and rosewood fretboard. Other specs include bound neck, multi-ply bound body, clear pickguard, chrome hardware with gold accents (pickup foil, bridge/tailpiece studs, height wheels, and gear caps and washers on tuners), pearloid logo and Chesterfield headstock inlay, "D" volume and tone knobs, and 3-way pickup selector. Web lore has it that these were discontinued due to their sale cutting into the sale of the Guild Bluesbird line. I would take that with a grain of salt. Epi Les Pauls are an excellent value compared to Gibsons and the $800 Epi Les Paul Custom doesn't seem to hurt the sales of the $5000 USA models. I've also read that Fender dropped them so they wouldn't have to compete with Fender's Squier line of which some were made with similar body styles. My personal observation is that the Korean quality is evident in excellent craftsmanship and unless I had unlimited income, I couldn't justify a Bluesbird with this as a quite viable alternative. Fit and finish are top notch and it has a comfortable, thin profile necks with a comfortable low set up. This model retailed for $899 back in 2001 and is an excellent value 22 years later at $579 in beautiful condition.

Solar AB1.6MP - Evertune Bridge - Metallic Purple, (front  front2), (back  sculpted heel), (bridge), (headstock  roasted maple), (docs/tools/parts).  If stealth looks is your thing, check out this sweet axe. Solar's deep cutaway scoops and sleek lines make it a real looker but the playability and tone are what brings you back. Perhaps most notably, the AB1.6 features the Evertune constant-tension bridge—a reliable, fully-mechanical system that keeps the guitar in tune under any circumstances. Evertune designed this bridge around 8 years ago but it was very cumbersome and heavy. This final version weighs around 1/3 of the original but works just as well. There are a number of YouTube videos explaining this system but click here for one. Under the hood are a pair of Seymour Duncan Solar pickups for natural clean tones to killer overdrive tones, delivered with great sustain and clarity. Other features include a solid alder body, thin and comfortable roasted maple neck with 25.5” scale, 13.78" radius, 24 super-jumbo stainless steel frets, Luminlay ‘glow in the dark’ side dots for easy stage use, Solar 18:1 locking tuners, PPS nut, 3-way blade switch with volume and tone push pull pots for series-parallel pickup switching for each of the two pickups, and Solar logo on 12th fret. The Evertune bridge is designed to keep the guitar in tune at all times under the most arduous bending. This model sells new for $1099 everywhere. This one is immaculate, set up to perfection, and yours for $750. Add this nice case (shown here) which is basically a Musicman case without the logo, for just $75.

Bigsby B7 and Roller Bridge - Gold. (Note pic looks like the plating has wear but it’s perfectly gold all over with zero wear). Beautiful B7 for your Les Paul and electric guitars including a roller bridge that’s made for a Bigsby tailpiece. The B7 is an easy to install vibrato tailpiece that's designed for arched-top electric guitars, like a Les Paul. The soft feel of a Bigsby makes it a favorite of the hottest players from rockabilly to Neil Young. It's built to allow plenty of flutter and vibrato while preventing your guitar from detuning, especially with a roller bridge that's designed to accommodate the string travel associated with non-locking tremolos. These sell new in gold from Sweetwater and others for $329 for just the Bigsby. Get this one for $185 for the Bigsby plus a quality Nashville style bridge with roller bridges. I don't know what brand the bridge is but I put a close-up of the logo in the pic so let me know if you recognize it. I also have a nice B6 in nickel and maybe a B5 in stock.

Jensen C10R 10" Speaker. This model was originally the stock speaker in 1964/65 Fender Princeton/Princeton Reverb and many other vintage amps. Rated at 25W (8 ohms) it’s perfect for low wattage combo’s like the reissue Princeton it was removed from or many other small combo's, especially at a cost of just $35.

Seymour Duncan Saturday Night Special Set - Aged Nickel, (pic2). Designed with Alnico 4 magnets to emulate the tone of late 70s arena rock, but with a tighter low end. These are 4-conductor for a choice of wiring options and are noted for more clarity and warmth than most PAF style pickups. Other features include maple spacers, and short mounting legs. Nice moderate output at around 7K/8K. These sell new for $278/set with non-aged covers but get this pair for $185.

Seymour Duncan Antiquity JB/Jazz Set. Top choice for the look and tone of '50s PAF humbuckers. Handmade with each having its own DC resistance thus a slightly different character. Factory aged nickel covers and poles give it the right look for your vintage axe or recent relic. This JB bridge and Jazz neck is one of the most popular combinations in rock and has been used by countless hot players for decades. New cost on these is $338 but this nice used set is just $225.

Marshall MC212 Stereo Cabinet, (side), (back/input). Looking for a local sale/trade on this 2X12 cab. 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.

OFF-HOLD (since 5/5…thanks Rich F): Line 6 Variax 600 Modeling Guitar - Black, (front), (headstock), (back), (features), (gigbag). Before Fender's VG Strat there was the Variax which beats the VG in terms of versatility and a rather convincing modeling tone but the Variax takes it 10 steps further with loads more guitar models and tuning options. It's like having 25 guitars in one! For a complete listing, click here for Line 6 site. For many of us setting up for a gig means lugging at least two electrics and probably a 12-string and an acoustic. Imagine a single guitar that plays fantastically, that can cover all the bases. Ladies and Gents, the Variax. With a seeming endless variety of sounds from classic acoustic and electric tones all the way to sitar and banjo - plus without magnetic pickups, your notes come out crystal clear without any noise whatsoever. Variax also allows you to plug into a computer and customize your tone or apply alternate tunings to any of the 25 presets. Line 6's exclusive Variax Workbench software lets you fine-tune all the details of each tone, or change your tuning to Open G, DADGAD, D-MODAL, Drop-D, or any tuning you can imagine, without ever needing a tuner. It also integrates seamlessly with POD XT Live and Vetta II - not only powering the guitar but also letting you control the entire signal chain right at your feet (also runs on batteries or optional phantom adapter). Other features include Comfort-contoured basswood body, one piece maple neck, 22 medium profile frets, 25 1/2" scale, 9.5" fingerboard radius, custom L.R. Baggs tremolo bridge, standard 1/4" guitar output jack plus digital I/O jack for PODXT Live, POD X3 Live, Vetta II, and Workbench connectivity, volume and tone controls. This was a very impressive sounding guitar, especially at an $1119 list price. This used one is in beautiful condition and is the original Korean model (later models were Chinese). It plays exceptionally well, and incredibly powerful guitar. Includes one of the best gigbags made. Also with this package you get the Line 6 POD XT Live with XT Live gigbag. Works great with any guitar and especially the Variax where it unleashes all the power and convenience. There are so many features on this unit, I won't even try, but tour the POD XT Live page (click here) to get a full rundown on this amazing unit. It's an uncomplicated, gig-ready tone machine that’s portable and adaptable to different real world stage and recording environments. Can be used as the ultimate multi-effects pedal in front of any guitar amp, as a complete direct PA solution, or as the world-standard guitar recording workhorse in the studio. Includes 84 "must have" stomp box and studio effects models, 36 amp models, 24 cabinet models, and loads more features. Click here to read or download manual. Again, this package includes all required and optional cables, POD power supply, copies of manuals, gigbag for each, plus a quality leather strap, all for $750.

OFF-HOLD (since 2/28): 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.

Walrus Audio Fathom Multi-function Reverb, (close-up). Very versatile pedal from the folks at Walrus who hand-build their pedals in Oklahoma City. Not just your basic reverb, the Fathom features 4 Reverb algorithms, Sustain Switch, Switchable Trails Mode, and Momentary or Latching Operation. The Sustain switch captures a passage and holds it while you play over it. You can also hold the bypass switch down to create a momentary effect. There's also a double-octave Sonar reverb effect for a great shimmering sound. Click here for a YouTube demo. Sells at most superstores for $199. Other than two small strips of Velcro on the bottom, this one's mint in the box and just $129.

Mesa-Boogie Fillmore 50 Head, (back), (front-2), (acc.). Perfect condition in the box. Fantastic all-tube Boogie head with classic vintage tone. Has 50/25-watt global power switch supplies cranked tones at bedroom volumes. Two 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 $1999. This one has just a few hours of use and is just $1299. Includes original box, manual, footswitch with cable, and cover.

1995 Fender STR-135 RK Richie Kotzen Stratocaster – Fujigen Japan, (front), (back), (headstock  fretboard), (aging), (neck/body  yellowing  maple-top  electronics), (case). This is a very rare Fujigen-made model, which I believe were primarily sold in Japan. It is one of the original run of Richie Kotzen Strats with a different neck than the 2002 and later when it was reissued. The "N" serial number kind of dates it to '93/'94 but I haven't found definitive info that indicated that they were made this early so to be safe I'm calling it a '95. Chalk it up to one of the many Fender serial anomalies. At almost 30 years old it's looking its age with a nicely yellowed white finish, greened out control knobs, some minor dings on the body mostly around the edges, and oxidation to the gold hardware, which actually isn't worn as much as it's dulled, and the typical finish cracks around the neck joint (pic). Key features of this model include a thin maple cap (but not just a veneer) over an ash body, a custom shaped neck, DiMarzio HS-2 pickups and quality Gotoh tuners with pearl buttons. The neck features jumbo fret, a wider 1 11/16" nut, and 12" radius, measuring .855/.915, synthetic bone nut, pearl dot inlays. It feels stouter than the later C shape and is more like a D shape with more shoulders. It feels like an older Tele shape rather than a modern Strat. It's factory wired for no bridge tone control so the 3rd knob does the middle pickup; 2nd knob does the neck. All original except for newer pickguard, but it's the same 3-ply white pearl with the proper '60-'64 screw spacing between the neck/middle pickup, just like the original. It plays beautifully and sounds Strat like despite its HS-2 electronics, with a great feeling neck that should appeal to players who don’t like the modern C on 90% of Fenders.  These have averaged $1550 on the last 7 sold (link) but get this one for $1350. I didn’t get a case but I’m including a vintage style case with Fender logo and dark green lining with center pocket storage compartment. It’s similar to a few other Japan guitars I’ve had so it may even be period correct.

WD Vintage Cupcake Knobs - lot of 16. 4 sets in cream, 4 sets in brown. Perfect restoring that 60s Silvertone, Dano, Harmony, etc., or any guitar you want to have that retro vibe. Sells at WD at $4.50 for a set of 2. Buy the lot of 8 sets and get for ˝ price; $18(HOLD-John B 8/23) takes all 16 knobs. Kick in another $5 and I’ll include these vintage-style pickup selectors (pic here).

Custom Warmoth/Fender Telecaster - Green Flame Top, (front  edge), (back), (beveled heel), (headstock), (neck pocket showing maple cap), (pickups). One of the nicest looking and comfortable Tele's I've had in some time, this one starts with a Warmoth body with all the add-on's including Warmoth transparent green flame finish (+$229), Mahogany core wood (+215), flamed maple cap (+$100), natural masked edges (PRS style to show more flame) (+$75), and body contours (+$65) including forearm, tummy cut and contoured heel). It’s built for comfort and speed, with all the contours including the contoured and beveled heel which makes it easier to play high up on the neck. In all this body specs out at $684 (pic of options). Added to this is a lovely 2016 Fender Standard Tele neck with the stock tuners replaced with quality Sperzel locking type. The neck has a very dark rosewood board (pic) and medium jumbo frets with a modern 9.5" radius plus medium jumbo frets and a synthetic bone nut. Pots and switch are quality USA parts. Pickups are a set of American Standard Tele that I removed from a 2007 when it was practically new. They sound great and more Tele like than many of the “vintage” replacement pickups on the market today. This guitar is extremely clean, plays like butter, and yours for the price of the body alone. $684(HOLD-Joe C, Sq M, 8/23) takes it!

SKB-66 Deluxe Case. Used but clean shape. Top protection for your Strat, Tele, or most other solidbody electrics. It's super tough, made of fiberglass reinforced nylon with TSA latches. Over-molded handle is comfortable and perfectly balanced with molded in bumpers for protection, and a "tongue & groove" valance to keep dust and moisture out. Sells new for $224 at G.C. but ˝ that price with this guitar. $112.

Strymon TimeLine Multidimensional Delay, (front), (back), (stock pic). This one's nearly an industry standard, in use and loved by pros since it came out over 10 years ago. The Timeline is Digital Delay pedal but chances are you're not used to one with the power and versatility of this one. It contains 12 delay machines that offer 200 Presets, a 30-second Stereo Looper, Stereo Ins/Outs, Expression Pedal Input, and MIDI In/Out. You can tweak it with Filter and Grit knobs to control the shape and distortion of repeats for anything from squeaky clean to low-fi early digital to analog bucket brigade and tape echo machines, to unique filtered synth delays. Find sounds you want to keep and just press a button to save them for instant recall. For a good demo of ambient sounds click here – there are others showing many other tones. New cost is $449. Get this barely used one for $315. Includes everything pictured including power supply.

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. New ones run $199, or you can get this one in perfect condition in the box for $139.

Gator GC-Bass Bass Case. New and perfect. Sells at Gator and all stores for $149. Get this one for $85.

Morley PVO+ Volume Plus. The Volume Plus gives you 2 kinds of volume adjustment. It has a minimum volume control which allows you to use the volume guitar pedals for either a Lead/Rhythm pedal or a standard Volume control pedal. Electro-Optical Volume footpedal is consistent and studio quiet (no pots to wear out). Audio taper allows smooth volume control or violin type swells. Minimum Volume knob is used for a smooth transition between rhythm and lead volumes. Works with Guitar, Bass, Keys or any other instrument you need to control volume on. A little dusty but barely used. Killer volume for $39.

RS Guitar Works Les Paul Vintage Upgrade, (schematic). RS specializes in top quality parts, prewired and ready to drop in. This kit sells new from RS for $105. Get this one for $59(HOLD-CJ V 8/17).

Pair of Charvels (below)  – These are identical guitars, both beautiful condition, with all the same specs other than the bridge (Floyd Rose or Non-Trem string-thru). They include premium appointments such as Charvel "speed neck" profile with graphite reinforcement, Seymour Duncan pickups, locking tuners, and a silky-smooth 12"-16" compound-radius Ebony fretboard with rolled edges and jumbo frets for the ultimate in speed and comfort. Pickups include a Duncan JB TB-4 humbucker in the bridge, with a pair of Custom Flat Strat SSL-6 single-coils in the middle and neck, with the middle being RWRP to eliminate hum in positions 2 and 4. The circuit also includes a no-load tone control that works like a standard tone pot from positions one through nine but removes itself from the circuit at position 10, to get a full, pure output with zero tone sucked out. Truss rod adjustment is super easy with Charvel's adjustment wheel at the bass of the neck. Charvel chose Sassafras as the body wood on this model which has a big sound thanks to more low-midrange girth but has the tight punchy sound of Swamp Ash.

2022 Charvel Pro-Mod San Dimas Style 1 HSS FR HT E Sassafras - Satin Black, (front  Floyd), (headstock), (back). Sells new for $1199. This one is in beautiful condition and just $799.

Add a nice Gator GTSA-GTRELEC ATA Molded case (link) that sells new for $199, for just $119.

2021 Pro-Mod San Dimas Style 1 HSS HT E Sassafras - Satin Black, (front  bridge), (headstock), (back). Sells new for $1049. This one is in beautiful condition and just $699.

Add a nice Gator GL-Electric lightweight case (link) that sells new for $129, for just $79.

OFF-HOLD: 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 the average used price (VG-Ex-Mnt) for the 7 sold is $1954 (link). 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.

1985 Boss CE-3 Chorus - Made in Japan, (sides). Although not in pristine collection condition this is a rare find: Green Label Japan-made CE-3 with box and manual. People are paying a fortune for Japan CE-2 chorus pedals but the CE-3 is also analog and sounds quite similar. It's not as warm as the CE-2 but it has a more hi-fi tone which some players are seeking. It's main difference though is the stereo capability. Unique for its time, this stereo model provides stereo in two modes; a WET A / DRY B, and a WET A / WET B (phase inverted signal). This is the green label MIJ model and although there’s Velcro over the label it can be removed with some patience on your part. Serial dates it to Apr85. There’s a wide range on Reverb with $70 to $175 actual selling prices which makes this one in the box a nice find at $75(HOLD-Pete 8/14).

Free to Good Home! Panasonic KX-FPC95 Fax w/Cordless Phone, (back). I’ve used this maybe 10 times over the past 20 years and it’s time to find it a new home. You pay for shipping and it’s yours. Includes power cord, phone cord, and manual.

Hotone Skyline Verb Digital Reverb Pedal. Good sounding pedal that's as small as they come. The Verb is around 1/2 the size of other mini pedals and features a tough zinc alloy outer cover, true bypass, transparent top knob, 2 small glow in the dark knobs, a Shimmer button, and cool LED lights. It doesn't do dozens of amazing sounds but sounds good at the ones it does and would be perfect for non-reverb amps. Not enough room here to hold a battery but it runs on standard 9V DC negative center power supply. Rather than a long description for this tiny pedal, click here for a good YouTube demo. Sold new for $79 but get this clean used one for just $35(HOLD-Bob C 8/10).

Way Huge Swollen Pickle Jumbo Fuzz MK2. Features External and Internal controls, Sweepable Midrange, and Band-pass Filter, and more. For a very thorough demo, click here for a YouTube demo which shows both the external and internal controls. Has all the normal fuzz controls plus Scoop and Crunch to adjust the midrange and compression characteristics, respectively. Although this model was discontinued, this one sold new for $129 and is averaging around $86 on Reverb over the last 25 sold (link). It’s in very clean except for a small plastic chip on the left knob. Yours for $79.

Kent Armstrong THR1R Power Blades Tele Pickup. Tele version of the popular HR1R Strat pickup, but sized to fit a standard Tele bridge with no modification to your instrument. Has 4 conductor wiring allows coil splitting, series/parallel, phase inversion, and more. Fairly hot output at 14K. $79.99 new or this clean used one in the box for $45.

OFF-HOLD (since 5/5/23): 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 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 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.

Parker NiteFly Mojo Flame, (front), (back), (headstock), (case).  Released in 2003, the Mojo series consisted of the Fly Mojo and Fly Mojo Flame, NiteFly Mojo and NiteFly Mojo Flame, and a bass model. The NiteFly Mojo Flame is constructed from solid mahogany with a true bolt-on neck design. On top of the mahogany body it has a traditional carved (not veneer) AAA Flame Maple cap, just like a LP or PRS, which not only looks great, but adds a crisp high-end snap to the warm mahogany tone. Neck is Parker’s patented neck design (10"-13" conical radius) with stainless steel frets and ultra-durable and fast carbon glass fingerboard and neck with GraphTech nut and Sperzel locking tuners. Neck is solid mahogany with 22 frets on a 25″ scale with Sperzel locking tuners, GraphTech nut. There's also a Fishman 6-Element piezo system for acoustic tones, and a pair of Seymour Duncan humbuckers (Jazz in the neck and JB in the bridge). Tremolo is Parker custom cast aluminum vibrato bridge with stainless steel saddles. It's a non-floating, dive-only tremolo system which stays in tune extremely well. There are huge number of tones one can conjure up from the Nitefly Mojo Flame. The toggle switch closest to the neck allows for either neck only, bridge only, or the inner coils of each humbucker. There’s also a push/pull knob for coil taps, which is a little on the noisy side when there’s too much gain on the signal. I would use this circuit mostly for clean Strat-type sounds. On the acoustic side, the Nitefly has Custom Fishman piezos and stereo voltage-doubled pre-amp, which is great for the stage and even studio. A lot of players like to add just a tad of acoustic signal to their electric solos and find it gives your overdriven tone a crispness that is frequently lost otherwise. Conversely, you can play a mostly acoustic part, but just have a dash of electric in the background. There a lots of tonal possibilities. The piezo system is activated via a second toggle switch on the body, allowing you to jump between magnetic pickups only, piezo only, or a combination of the two. The bottom knob works as a master volume for the acoustic pickup. You separate the electric and acoustic signals coming out of the guitar via a Y cable – for best results, plug the electric into a conventional amp and the acoustic into a mixer or acoustic amp. This one also includes the Parker molded hardshell in nice shape rather than the Parker gigbag. These carried a list price of $2498 almost 20 years ago and this great guitar, in excellent condition, is yours for $1499 today, with the hardshell case.

Electro-Voice EV RE-200 Condenser Mic. Every studio needs a quality condenser mic. Even if you already have a large diaphragm condenser for your lead vocals, you'll likely find better success with a small diaphragm on instruments and area mic'ing such as a drum set, choir, and acoustic guitar, applications that don't require the close proximity of a large diaphragm. Not just for the studio, the RE-200 has been the professional's choice for live sound as well. It's a true condenser with an external biased condenser element based on the RE2000 transducer design, far superior to an electret element. Its diaphragm is ultrathin, gold laminated, environmentally stabilized and ultra-low in mass. The electrode is a precision-cut, single-piece, ceramic disc layered with gold. The transducer is biased by an internal dc-to-dc converter to ensure that its sensitivity and performance is not dependent on phantom voltage. Its frequency response has a continuous presence rise to enhance the sound quality and the excellent transient response and smooth frequency response is gently lifted above 1,000 Hz, lending an open, transparent detail to the recorded/amplified sound. The RE200 transducer is cradled in EV's "AcoustiDY" shock-mount system for mechanical isolation. It's designed to operate on virtually any phantom power, from 12 to 52 volts. Cosmetics and performance are perfect and with a new one selling for $349 ($537 list), this one is much more affordable at just $179(HOLD-Jon C 8/2).

CORRECTION – 2007 Model year: 2007 Gibson Historic '59 Les Paul R9, (front  front2), (back), (headstock), (case  case2  acc.). Always fun getting in any Gibson Historic collection, especially the '59s. The R9 is the Big Daddy of the Historic line, and features Gibson's finest woods, superb craftsmanship, and features that are historically accurate for the true holy grail of electric guitars - "The Burst". You'll note a lovely top which is the calling card on Bursts, and this one isn't just a thin ribbon flame; it spreads out to wider flames and the flame extends from top to bottom, edge to edge. As the original 1959 'Burst is the most expensive guitar on the vintage market, the reissues, for some reason, are priced accordingly, selling new for over nearly $7K. The original 'Burst, with varying degrees of figuring, was introduced in '58. Historically, there wasn't much of a change between the '58 and '59 model, other than jumbo frets on the '59, but as it turned out, that was hugely significant, and the improved ability to do string bends made the "'Burst" the choice of late 60's icons such as Page, Clapton, Bloomfield, and Peter Green, leading to its eventual holy grail status. Oddly enough, the term "Les Paul Standard" wasn't used until the early '60s, after this model was phased out. Okay, enough of a refresher course, especially since 90% of you guys and gals already know this stuff. At 8 lbs, 13 oz it falls right into the medium range for '59's keeping in mind that this is a regular, unchambered body. The neck is thicker than the '60 Thin Taper; it fills up the hand more, but is not at all chunky like a '58. Set up is low and perfect and the tone both acoustically and plugged in is lively and balanced. Includes certificate, serialized hang tag, and Custom Shop manual and warranty. Gibson/Lifton case is in nice shape other than 2 small snags in the lid visible in the pic above. New VOS models are running $6699 but these are VOS models with lower production cost. Also check out this pic with this '07 pictured in the upper left and 5 current models to the right and below. Clearly the quality of maple isn't what it used to be. Guitar trades will have first priority but…get this one in excellent condition for $4250. This well below the average $4950 Reverb cost (actual selling - not asking prices!) on around the last 25 sold.

Vintage Martin Dreadnought Case, (sides), (inside). Blue thermoplastic was introduced for Martins in ’71 with a deep blue interior. Within a few years the interior was changed to a rust color so that would place this case at around ’73 and later. Very nice vintage condition. No smell that I can detect. A solid case that’s perfect for your Martin D18/28/35/etc. for $325.

Korg DTR-2 Rackmount Tuner, (lit up). The choice by touring musicians back in the day. If you own a rack system you should have one of these.  Very accurate, fast, and easily visible from the front of the stage.  Features include single space rackmount, brushed chrome front, LED display imitates a needle, has 7-octave range, 1/4" input and output, mute jack on back and front, 1/4" input and mute jack, mute switch, calibrate switch, hardwired AC cable.  Control the mute function remotely with any standard on/off footswitch with 1/4" jack.  Nice shape, $69.  

BBE Two Timer Dual Mode Analog Delay, (pic2). The Two Timer, inspired by the Boss DM2, is two analog delays in one compact pedal. The circuit features a BBD (Bucket Brigade Delay) for the warmth and tape-like echo that analog is noted for as well as 1% Metal Film resistors for pristine audio quality, true hard-wire bypass for a clean signal path when the effect is bypassed. It features two Independent delay times, foot switchable via the Time 1/Time 2 mode switch, you can set one for a short slapback rhythm sound while another is set to a longer delay. It has a delay range up to 330ms, around the same as the DM2's 300ms. These have been discontinued but you’ll still find a few news ones out there for around $139 which is reasonable when you consider prices of Boss DM2/DM3 or Ibanez AD9. Better still, get this one, mint in the box, for $65(HOLD-Albert D 9/25).  Includes original power supply. 

Lace Chrome Dome Set.  Featuring a reverse-wound middle pickup, the Chrome Dome set delivers "sweet, rounded tones" while simultaneously described as "a Strat on steroids."  This was accomplished by modifying one of my favorite pickups of all time, the original Gold Lace Sensor, known for its bell-like tone.  These are super quiet, without the magnetic string pull of conventional pickups - you'll immediately notice better sustain when the strings are allowed to vibrate longer.  Neck and middle are a vintage output of 6K; bridge is hotter, putting out 13.4K.  These are new for $248 but get this clean barely used set in the box for just $165.  

UPDATED: 2021 PRS S2 Vela - Mahi Blue, (front), (back), (headstock), (gigbag etc.). Mint condition…ONLY 6 LBS! Only the fourth S2 I've had and, again, another impressive PRS in all regards. The S2 series are made in Stephensville (S2) just like their core models but were designed as a slightly more affordable USA model with less options, flatter tops, scarfed neck joint, different pickups, and gigbags instead of hardshell cases. Having said that the playability and tone are top-notch as their core models. Featuring an offset contoured mahogany body, the Vela looks instantly familiar to PRS fans. The Vela features a DS-01 humbucker (basically a flipped Starla humbucker) in the bridge (with coil-tap) and one of their new Type-D single-coils in the neck. The DS-01 bridge humbucker provides a traditional sweet PRS tone with some single coil jangle with the coil tap engaged. Type-D single coil provides articulate vintage tones reminiscent of vintage guitars from the 50s. You'll also note a new type of bridge. The new plate-style bridge with dual compensated brass saddles is another nod to a vintage Fender twang and articulation. Other features include the Pattern Regular mahogany neck which is noted for comfort, rosewood fretboard with dot inlays, 22 medium jumbo frets, low-mass locking S2 Tuners for easy string changes and improved stability, nickel hardware, and the traditional 25" PRS scale length. I can’t tell you how impressed I am with this guitar. A lot of tone choices and sounds great on clean settings while overdrive settings exhibits no nasty overtones on sustained doublestops. Harmonics are beautiful. It also has more precise tuning than anything I’ve picked up in years. They make this in a satin finish for less but these gloss ones Sell for $1749 at America's favorite superstore. This 2021 model looks unplayed and is just $1225. Includes original PRS gigbag and all paperwork and tools/parts. If you’re looking for a guitar that will be comfortable after three sets, you should try a 6 pound guitar!

OFF-HOLD and now with gigbag: 2021 EVH Striped Series Frankenstein “Frankie” Relic w/Gigbag, (front  detail  Floyd), (back), (headstock  neck), (Relic-wear  #2  #3), (EVH gigbag  pic2). Now includes EVH Premium gigbag (link). This is the one EVH fans have been waiting for, based on the road warrior that Eddie played and around 1/20th the price as the '07 EVH Master Built version that's going for the price of a luxury car. On this model EVH didn’t install the coin on top or reflectors on back but those are small details you can add yourself. It does have the same signature Red/Black/White paint scheme with factory added relic wear that looks like a guitar that's played hundreds of shows. Body is solid chunk of lightweight basswood with that solid midrange that we love in rock/HM guitars, with a crude direct-mount humbucker in the bridge and a non-functioning single coil in the neck with a dummy 5-way selector stuffed in the middle pickup route. Mounted to the body is a broken-in quartersawn maple neck with a fast-playing compound (12"-16") radius fingerboard. This neck has a thin sealer coat only and should soon have the fretboard wear of a vintage guitar. You can clean it with steel wool if it bothers you but to me it will just look cooler with age. Of course you can't have an EVH model without a Floyd and like the original this features a double-locking Floyd intentionally factory positioned against the body (no up-pull) as well as Ed's D-Tuna which lets you switch the 6th string to Drop D at the flick of the fingers. The Wolfgang pickup is a result of Eddie’s tone chasing for years in attempt to nail his classic lead tone and it delivers singing highs, snarling mids, and an overall fat brown sound. This one weighs just 7 lbs 3 oz, with a very lively body and excellent sustain. Original owner said this guitar was only played a few hours before being sold to me so it's in "relic mint" condition. With a new one running $2098 (including $99 EVH Premium gigbag that is only sold separately) maybe consider this one, set up to perfection, for just $1499 WITH the gigbag.

Reverend Charger 290 - Metallic Alpine, (front), (back), (headstock), (controls), (case). Joe Naylor started Reverend in Detroit over 25 years ago and they've been doing their own thing since the beginning. It's refreshing to have an option that's not just another take on Gibson, Fender, or PRS. His designs are always unique and his quality is as good as any Korean import ever built. They've had a few popular signature models and many great artists such as Billy Corgan, The Black Crowes and Crosby Stills and Nash) play them night after night. The Charger 290 has a beautifully carved korina body and maple neck with 12" radius rosewood fretboard and 22 medium jumbo frets. It has the appearance of a boutique guitar costing $1K's, but you can actually get one of these new for a grand. It features custom wound Reverend P90 pickups, locking tuners, a graphite nut, dual action truss rod, Tune-o-Matic bridge and stop tail piece, volume, tone and a three-way switch plus a useful Bass Contour knob that rolls off the bottom end. Unique body shapes is normal for Reverend and this unique asymmetrical offset design with a single cutaway has a retro vibe and is very comfortable to strap on thanks to an arm contour, belly carve and smooth, contoured body and neck joint and very light weight thanks to the Korina body. It's well balanced so it's equally comfortable standing on stage or seated in the studio. The fret work is exceptional and the neck's ultra-smooth finish feels like a boutique guitar. It has a very good acoustic resonance and stays in tune perfectly thanks to the locking tuners and smooth, perfectly cut nut. The P90’s delivery excellent dynamic response with clarity when you want it, but very crunchy through an OD or high gain channel. With the bass rolloff and tone control there are many cool tones you can coax out of this guitar. It's offered in mint condition. New price is $999 and actual selling price for used ones on Reverb (VG to Mint) for the last 7 sold is $744 (link). Get this one with a super set up for less. Yours for $699.

2023 Gretsch G5210-P90 Electromatic Jet Two 90 - Alpine Green, (front  detail), (back), (headstock), (misc.), (optional case). Mint Condition! The Jet is the classic Gretsch solidbody with an arched maple top and chambered mahogany body, finished in a metallic Alpine Green finish with natural back and headstock. Some nice touches on this model including multi-ply binding, bound neck & headstock, knurled Gretsch Arrow knobs, knurled strap pins, and classic thumbnail inlays. For pickups Gretsch uses a pair of smoking P90 soapbar pickups. With the chambered body, the P-90s true single-coil design give you a thick vintage-tinged tone with plenty of midrange that’s perfect for rock and cuts through the mix very well. They howl when you drive them but clean up nicely and are very accommodating for pedals. Other features include laurel fretboard with 22 medium jumbo frets, 24.6" scale, tortoise pickguard, and quality sealed tuners. A gloss-finished “Thin U” mahogany set neck’s design is comfortable and just a bit chunkier than the most popular neck shapes used by Gibson and Fender. The chambered body gives it a more complex voice, especially on clean settings, while making it lightweight and comfortable to play for a few sets. I like simplicity in designs and this wraparound bridge is one of my favorites with excellent transfer of energy and each saddle adjustable for intonation. Set up is low and comfortable while cosmetically it's immaculate. With a new one running $599 with a factory set up, maybe consider this "as new" example with Martin's typical great set up, for $419. Includes blue OK card and unsigned warranty. Add this really Gretsch Jet case shown ($179 new) for $99 or I have other choices of cases and gigbags for less.

Road Runner RR5TEG Highway Premium Electric Guitar Gig Bag, (inside storage level), (inside guitar level). Roadrunner has definitely entered the arena of high-end gigbags with the Highway series joining companies like Mono, Reunion Blues, Bam, etc. The RR5TEG offers superb protection from handling and the elements to provide a very lightweight but very strong case. A tough outer shell resists scratches, tears and scuffs while an attractive quilted top and back with protective foam looks sharp great and offers protection for your guitar and other items contained inside the gigbag. It's a semi-hard gigbag with thick, 20 mm internal foam surrounding the entire guitar. Reinforced corrugated boards front and back offer structured resistance without increasing weight while a double-lid design across the entire bag stores your laptop, books, accessories and more. The lower bout pillow safeguards your bottom strap button and backpack shoulder straps stow away when not in use. The rear-hanging handle is similar to a hardshell case and it's super comfortable to carry. These sell online for $120 but this one's in perfect condition and yours for just $79.

Big shout out to Trogly’s Guitar Show for featuring my guitar on a video recently uploaded. It discussed Gibson’s “The Art of the Guitar” series guitars from 2000 including a piece on my Gibson “Bugs” Les Paul (currently in stock). Here’s a link for the video.

MJT Customs Strat Relic w/Floyd - Copper w/Matching Headstock, (front  detail), (back), (headstock/neck), (aging), (case). In addition to a great relic job by MJT this one's outfitted with all quality parts including Gibson '57 Classic humbuckers, top-of-the-line German-made Floyd Rose trem and nut, Gotoh Magnum locking tuners, and USA electronics including Kill switch. Mark Jenny has been building American guitars for 25 years, replicating the methods and look of the vintage guitars of the 50’s & 60’s, in the most authentic ways, including their own signature Aging and Nitrocellulose Lacquer. MJT is one of the last builders worldwide who still uses 100% nitro finishes on his guitars. This one has very authentic finished checking throughout the body and headstock and has the vibe of a Pre-CBS Fender that was hot-rodded in the 80s when many fine vintage guitars bit the bullet and were outfitted with locking trems and humbuckers. This one takes it a step further and adds a Kill Switch (a la EVH, Tom Morello, Jonny Greenwood, Buckethead, etc.) for that on/off effect you just can't get from a pedal. Under the hood are a great sounding pair of Gibson Classic '57 humbuckers, our most requested replacement humbuckers, wired to a 5-way switch, volume, tone, and Kill. The Floyd is a top-of-the-line Schaller, made in Germany, that stays in tune perfectly. Set up is fantastic on this medium weight (8 lbs, 4 oz) and it has excellent sustain. New MJT Aged guitars start at $1700 and while I don't know how much this one cost when new but I think it's an excellent deal on a German Floyd model at $899. Includes a hardshell case.

1990's Burns Double-Six Electric12-String – Signed – With Case, (front  Trisonics), (back  neckplate), (headstock  neck), (signature  Searchers Pic), (New Ibanez case). Signed by John McNally of The Searchers, who were the second great band out of Liverpool, with hits like "Needles and Pins" and "Love Potion # 9" . Their sound, and much of the British sound from the 60's was via Burns guitars. Many notable guitarists used these back in the day including none other than Elvis, as well as Andy Powell (Wishbone Ash), Mark Knopfler, and others. Officially known as Burns London, these Club Series guitars were very well made imports which were built in Korea, but held very true to the original vintage models. Features of the Double-Six include basswood body, bolt-on hardrock maple neck, Burns original headstock, original 60's Greenburst finish, 25.5" scale, 50mm nut, Burns gear-o-matic truss rod, Gotoh 12-string bridge, 21 frets, Burns deluxe tuners, trio of Burns deluxe Trisonic pickups, 5-way pickup switch with push/pull pickup selector on bottom Tone control, master volume, two tone controls. With the push-pull tone pot you get 7 tone selections and with these Burns Trisonics they are all great tones. These pickups offer a very wide frequency range and low noise which allows clean note definition and loads of sustain. Add to this the wider string spacing and you get room to let the octave string sing plus easier chording. The finish is technically Greenburst, but it really has more brown in it than most of these, looking closer to a tobacco burst to me. If you're looking for a quality 12 Electric to cover your Petty and Byrds songs, this model can do it for around 1/3 the cost of a Rick and in my opinion it's built as well. This one's in beautiful shape with a very comfortable low set up. You can scratch your 12-string itch for just $885 (including new Ibanez case), while enjoying the signature of perhaps the most noted player of this model in the 60's.

1995 Kramer Press Package – Kramer Musical Instruments (KMI) Era. A wealth of information from Kramer’s final kickstart with KMI. Includes just a wealth of information and includes the following: (1) Black tagboard (inside) sleeved press folder produced by Cain Asso., who was in charge of marketing and brand imaging, incl. business card from Andrew Leonard from KMI. (2) Multi-page introductory letter (Pic1  pic2  pic3  pic4) on fine bond paper with watermark discussing the upcoming ’96 NAMM Show exhibit. (3) 3-Page price sheet showing dealer and retail prices. (4) Fifteen Glossy 8.5X11 Color Pics showing each model and on the reverse, specs for each model (Example: Jazz King front/back). This is a very rare collection and appears complete with lots of good reading and loads of info (aluminum neck available without upcharge on all models) on this final era of the original Kramer company. For the ultimate Kramer collector this is probably a once in a lifetime chance to acquire this complete set. It’s yours for $150.

Ernie Ball Music Man Cutlass SSS w/Tremolo – Vintage Turquoise, (front  bridge), (back  neck joint), (headstock  nut), (case). Mint Condition! Another great Cutlass, this one a rosewood board, on the heels of a maple board a few weeks ago. The Cutlass 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. Quarter-sawn maple neck has Music Man's 5-screw attachment and is resonant and designed for stability. 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. The new model Cutlass sells new for $2599 and other than the non-flamed maple neck I don’t see any other difference. This guitar is in immaculate condition and nearly ˝ a new model at just $1499. Includes original case, trem arm, and some paperwork.

1997 Gibson Herb Ellis ES-165, (front), (sides), (back), (headstock), (case).  Look at the flame on this one...it doesn't get any better on a ES-165 and rivals nearly any model Gibson top/back/sides, including $8K custom shop archtops.  The ES-165 is based on Herb's '57 ES-175 (single pickup model) and the comparison is obvious (pic here - 175 on top/165 on bottom).  Other than the figured maple on the 165 and the inlaid logo and flowerpot on the 175, specs are pretty much the same on the two guitars.  The guitar body is fully hollow with two internal lateral braces, measuring 16" across the lower bout and 3˝ inches deep at the outer rims.  The top and back are composed of figured maple outer layer, followed by poplar, and another layer of maple.  Other features include Florentine (sharp) cutaway; 24ľ" scale neck with 20 frets, joined at the 14th fret; 1 11/16 inch nut; 1-piece mahogany neck with bound rosewood fingerboard with parallelogram markers; bound neck; "rounded Jazz profile" neck that's a bit thicker than the standard neck; zigzag trapeze tailpiece and Tune-O-Matic bridge mounted to a rosewood base; b-w-b-w-b pickguard, headstock overlay features logo and model decal, Grover tuners with tulip buttons; gold hardware; Gibson 490R humbucker; volume and tone controls.  Overall this guitar is in beautiful condition, other than a very shallow hairline crack (shown here), which Martin repaired 10 years ago and is 100% solid. Other than that, it's obviously been played very little evidenced by frets which are barely played and bright, unworn gold hardware.  Body and neck are super clean and the finish shines like new.  If you're looking for a great playing jazzbox, from a very good era for Gibson, this one's consigned at $2400 and, again, the most visually stunning ES-165 you'll likely ever see.  Includes a hardshell case; either an Epi or quality generic one.  Note:  If you're a fan of the early 50's ES-175 tone, we have a brand new Duncan Phat Cat in gold (pic) which is a P90 that fits in an PAF slot, which we can swap out upon request. Trades of course are welcomed.

2011 Taylor 416ce Grand Symphony Cutaway A/E, (front  label), (side/controls), (back), (headstock  fretboard), (case).  The 416ce features the popular Grand Symphony (GS) body size with cutaway and electronics, Taylor's great Express System. It features a glossy solid Sitka Spruce top with Ovangkol back/sides, Tropical American Mahogany neck and headstock veneer, and Ebony fretboard and bridge. I have had very few GS models, a fraction of the Grand Concert and Grand Auditorium (GA). The GS is, from the waist up, it’s the same size as a Grand Auditorium. However, the GS has a bigger lower bout, giving it a richer, more piano-like bass response and thicker treble frequencies. This larger top also means a higher volume limit, so for players with a strong attack, it will be louder. If you’re a strummer or flat picker, the GS body shape will give you plenty of volume and expression whilst remaining tonally balanced. If you want dramatic shades of quiet and loud, the Taylor Grand Symphony could be the Taylor body shape for you due to its impressive dynamic response. This is a wonderful sounding and playing guitar in a fairly rare body size. Taylor's Expression System remains one of the finest methods of delivering natural acoustic tone to an audience ever invented. It delivers a natural acoustic tone and amplifies a player's nuances like no other. Super clean guitar at a great price for a Calif. Taylor. Consigned at $1399. Trades always welcomed.

Vintage Gretsch Case, (inside). 70’s era with plush green lining, brass hardware, 5 latches, excellent vintage condition. Fits thinline archtops and measures 15-16” lower bout, 12-13” upper bout, 42” interior length. Solid build, much better than ones produced today and just $150.

OFF-HOLD: 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 and INCLUDES Dean case.

OFF-HOLD: 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 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.

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.

2014 Godin ACS Slim 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 gigbag for $1799. Get this one for just $999 including a new upgraded gigbag, a Gator Transit that sells for $129.

1984 Maxon ST-9 Super Tube Screamer, (sides/bottom). The most rare and valuable version of the Tube Screamer, sold only in Europe and Australia and made for a year or so starting in 1984. This model was actually an improved TS9 with the difference being with a mid-boost control not featured on the TS9 which produces a harder attack and slightly thicker, sweeter layer of distortion. The mid control is set before the clipping stage of the pedal which allows you to push the gain harder with the mid control, allowing it be more up front in the mix for lead work. Average Reverb price (all in just VG condition) for the seven sold since February is $466 (link). This one is cleaner than most of these and is yours for $$450(HOLD-Wayne P 7/12). All clean and original inside including battery clip.

Behringer CT100 6-in-1 Cable Tester. 6-in-1 Cable Tester for the following cables: XLR, 1/4" TRS, 1/8" TRS, TT TRS, RCA, and MIDI. Easy to use. 9V battery powered. $15.

OFF-HOLD: 2003 PRS SE EG – Blue Metallic, (front  bridge), (back), (headstock), (gigbag). Long before they made the SE Silver Sky PRS made the EG model which was the first traditional Strat in their history. The history of the EG goes back to around '90 with the original USA model, the EG I which didn't have the traditional 3 single coil pickups but, from my recollection was the first PRS guitar to feature a pickguard. The SE EG was discontinued around 2010 after a 7-year run. Unlike a Fender, this guitar features a set neck and, just as importantly, a mahogany body and neck, which gives it s much fatter and warmer tone than the Alder/Ash bodies normally found on Strats. They used a tremolo which was very much like the Core models and with stock quality tuners it stays in tune very well. The 3 single coil pickups indeed sound very Strat like but, again, with the mahogany construction, never sound thin or brittle. The EG has a 25” scale which sits just about mid-way between Fender and Gibson (25.5”/24.75”). Finished in Blue Metallic, much like Fender's Lake Placid Blue, the guitar is in beautiful shape head to toe with no fret wear, no scratches to the body or neck. The neck is slightly chunky - a bit bigger than your average Strat and it's a joy to play with very comfortable action and bends effortless with no dead spots. PRS's quality control is top notch, be it in their USA models or their Korean imports, and this guitar will hold its own with most USA Strats costing 3X the price. Compare this to a Mex Standard Strat at $699 and this guitar will bury it in an A/B comparison. Reverb prices have been $538 over the last 10 in the past year in various conditions. Get this really nice one for just $499 with a top quality PRS gigbag. 

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 original box for $135.

OFF-HOLD: ca. 1938 Epiphone Electar F-Hole Flattop, (front), (headstock/neck), (back), (sides), (pickup removed), (tailpiece/oddly located tone knob), (output jack/tailpiece back). Historically important model since it was Epi’s first electric guitar and in fact one of the earliest electrics made. 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.  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 nice deal on a pre-war Epi at $1399. Only case I have that fits it decently is a very old chipboard, which will be included.

THREE COOL PRS SE ONE Guitars!

2007 PRS SE One - Sunburst, (front  bridge), (back), (headstock), (gigbag). The PRS made for the no-frills electric fan, much like the LP Junior of the 50's. Just like the Junior, the One features all mahogany construction, single-cutaway body, single soapbar pickup with volume control (but no tone control), set-neck design, 3/side tuners, and a rosewood fretboard with dot inlays. The One is just slightly fancier with a beveled top rather than a flat slab, and moon inlays instead of plain dots. Other features include 25" scale, wide/fat neck carve, PRS designed stoptail bridge and tuners, and 4-ply tortoise pickguard. The PRS intonated wraparound bridge is a vast improvement over the original Gibson 50's design. This guitar is in excellent condition, has a superb low setup, plays with ease and has the growl and power you want out of a single soapbar guitar. This model has averaged $532 over the last 7 sold on Reverb (link) with no guarantee of quality of set up. This is an excellent value on a guitar that's good enough for pro use at $499 and comes with Martin’s quality set up right before we pack it up. Includes high quality PRS gigbag.

2007 PRS SE One - Black, (front), (back), (headstock), (gigbag). Same year, same model as above, black with 4-ply black/white pickguard. Excellent condition. $499 with PRS gigbag.

2007 PRS SE One - Red, (front), (back), (headstock), (gigbag). Same year, same model as above, vintage red with 4-ply black/white pickguard. Excellent condition. $499 with PRS gigbag.

OFF-HOLD: 2013 Godin MultiAc Spectrum SA (Synth Access), (front), (back), (headstock), (controls), (outputs). 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(HOLD-Joe B 6/30) with a Godin gigbag (not as nice as the guitar). Also includes 13-pin RMC cable.

Mono Vertigo Semi-Hollow M80-VHB Gigbag. Many players believe that Mono Vertigo offers the best protection in gigbags. The M80-VHB is designed to fit most semi-hollow guitars like ES-335 style bodies and also fits some not-so-standard guitars. If you have an irregular guitar, click here to check the internal dimensions. At 6.2 lbs it's around the weight of a hardshell case but in my opinion the protection is much better. New cost on these is $269. Get this one $100 cheaper. Just $169.

NUX Duotime Dual Delay, (top/back). Very versatile dual-engine delay at a great price. The Duotime is a real stereo delay pedal and features independent time, sub-division and repeat knobs for two delays. Simple to use and smaller than most of the competition, it's also very easy to use with good old knobs to dial in your ultimate delays which include analog delay, tape echo, digital delay, modulation delay and verb delay. The 3 dimensional reverb delay is really impressive. Other features include up to 1800ms stereo delay time by Tap Tempo, realistic infinite pitch-shift feedback in Analog and Tape modes, and 40 seconds stereo phrase loop with OLED status display. Check out this shootout (link) between the $149 Nux and the $299 Strymon and you'll possibly agree that to pay more is foolish. Get this super clean one for $105.

Behringer Ultragraph Pro FBQ1502HD Stereo Graphic EQ with Feedback Detection, (illuminated). Dual 15-bands with an FBQ Feedback Detection that quickly locates problem frequencies, with Planet Earth switching power supply for noise-free audio, superb transient response. Dual 4580 op-amps provide studio quality sound while you can eliminate nasty low-end frequencies with a highpass (low-cut) filter on each channel. Its 12-segment LED meter is precise and its input gain controls make setting levels easy. I wish Behringer was around when I had a pro sound company. Good stuff at around 1/3 the price I was paying in the 80s. Great for studio or stage and with a new one running $119, get a super deal on this very clean unit at $69.

Furman PL-8C Rackmount Power Conditioner protects your valuable electronic equipment from damaging voltage spikes and provides clean, noise-free AC power to your gear. The PL-8C utilizes Furman's revolutionary Series Mode Protection (SMP) circuit and Linear Filter Technology (LiFT) combine for one of the most advanced transient voltage surge suppressors. In the event of unsafe voltage levels, EVS kicks in and safely powers down the PL-8C and your gear to prevent damage. It features 8 back-panel outlets and 1 front outlet, 15-amp rating with circuit breaker built in, dual telescoping lights with a dimmer dial. These sell new for $139.99 and up. This one's in clean shape, hardly used, and yours for $89.99.

GFS Effects Lot – Reverb, Trem, Fuzz, Overdrive, Tuner, (reverb), (trem), (fuzz), (OD/dist), (tuner). Nice collection of good quality full-size pedals and everything you need for a pedalboard. All of these are built solidly with heavy duty switches and all have true bypass, 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 $100 less than new. Just $165 takes all 5 pedals. 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.

OFF-HOLD (was on hold since 2/23/23): 1997 Fender American Standard Telecaster Inca Silver w/B-Bender, (front  detail), (bridge  Bender), (back), (headstock), (case  latch removed). With a killer Hipshot B-Bender installed plus Callaham bridge and saddles. I've sold so many of these American Standard that most of you probably have the spec's memorized but at the risk of being repetitive, this model made its debut in the fall of '86 and was Fender's most successful line in history. Features of this model include solid Alder body, one-piece maple neck with rosewood board and 9.5" radius, Bi-Flex truss rod, Micro-tilt neck adjustment, 22 medium jumbo frets, DeltaTone pickup system with hot bridge pickup - standard neck pickup - master volume - "No-load" tone control, 3-way switching, six saddle bridge (upgraded on this one) with strings thru body, Schaller straplock ready, and Fender molded case. This guitar has 2 upgrades; the most significant of these is the Hipshot B-Bender. With just a slight lean into your hip it lets you bend you’re B-string up a full fret, allowing some cool licks that can make a guitar sound like a pedal steel. A lot of players like Will Ray and Brad Paisley are famous for incorporating their B-Bender into their signature sound. One of the cool aspects to the Hipshot model is no modification to your guitar is required which makes it easy to install and easy to restore to stock. The second mod is a Callaham bridge and brass saddles. The Hipshot with hip bender only is $281 at Hipshot (link); the bridge $141 at Callaham (link). For demos of a B-Bender click here and here. The set up on this guitar is fantastic and cosmetically it's in beautiful shape despite its 25+ years of age. Nice original case is included, slightly modified by removing the end latch to better fit the Bender base. Beautiful guitar in all regards with over $400 of upgrades, yours for $1200. Includes original case and hip bender arm.

Loaded Strat Pickguard - DiMarzio w/Obsidian Wiring, (back), (packaging). Recently built up for a guitar, used just a few times. Includes a trio of DiMarzio's with a pair of The Cruiser pickups in neck and middle, and the perfect mate for them in the bridge, the Fast Track 1. This is all connected to an Obsidian factory-wired kit for vintage Strat. These are quality wiring kits and turns any pickup into a quick connect with no soldering required. DiMarzio's The Cruiser (neck/middle) as the harmonic overtones you would expect from a “true” single-coil with an open and vocal-sounding mid range. The Cruiser though is hotter than the traditional single-coil, and the bass strings have a bit more chunk. The Fast Track 1 (bridge) is hotter (2X as hot as a regular single coil) and more muscular than The Cruisers but it’s still very bright and clean sounding which makes it different from a full-size humbucker. In all 3 pickups the dual-blade continuous magnetic field creates an even string balance with very little magnet-pull. Included are the boxes for the pickups and wiring, as well as the Obsidian pre-wired output jack which has never been installed. It's easy to install these and the non-solder board makes it a breeze to make changes in the future. You're going to pay $362 for the pickups and Obsidian alone but get this whole pickguard, drop in ready, for just $250(HOLD-Joe C 8/14).

OFF-HOLD: Fender Super Champ XD Combo w/Optional 2-Button Footswitch, (front panel), (top), (back  tube chart), (footswitch), (voicing list), (effects list). The Super Champ XD offers a great mix of modern digital voicings and vintage tube design and is a lot of amp for both the club or studio. With a very loud 15 watts of dual 6V6 power plus a 12AX7 in the preamp for warm vintage tone, you get a wide range (sixteen!) of amp types and 15 different effects with level control. Use the tap tempo button to synch the delay or modulation times with the music. Features include 1 x 10" Fender Special Design speaker, external speaker output, and 1/4" line output. A good 6-min. demo is on YouTube here. This one acquired a slight Tolex crack (shown here) which isn’t really noticeable unless viewed up close. These were just $399 (not including footswitch) but this one's super clean other than slight tolex flaw and just $275(HOLD-Local 8/10) including 2-button footswitch ($28 option) that’s never been used (with connecting stage cable). Note: Upgrade to a Jensen P10R (pic here - vintage Alnico 25W) for just $85 more, including installation.

Mann Made Strat Tremolo Bridge 2010-G – Gold and Chrome, (pic2). The original maker of PRS bridges from the old factory days and still the finest non-locking bridge made. This one is PRS 2-tone style gold with chrome saddles. See full specs at Mann Made here. Mint in the box. Sells new from Mann Made for $275. Get this killer upgrade, mint in the box, for $100 less. $175.

2012 Gretsch Chet Atkins Tennessee Rose G6119-1962HT, (front), (tinted binding), (headstock), (back), (case).  Beatles fans will note that this one will take you back to 60's Shea Stadium, one of the most recognizable icons of '60s Pop.  With its vintage Hilo'Tron single coil pickups, "Rocking" bar bridge, Gretsch Bigsby B6C Vibrato tailpiece, and simulated F holes, this quality thinline has all the features of the original 60's model.  Other specs include single cutaway hollow body with burgundy stain finish, 16" lower bout, 2" body depth, arched laminated maple top with multiple binding, laminated maple back and sides, 3-piece maple neck, black headstock overlay, rosewood fingerboard, neo-classic "Thumbnail" inlays, 22 frets, 12" radius, 25.5" scale length, 1-11/16" nut width, zero nut, 2 Hi Lo 'Tron pickups, 3-way pickup selector switch, stand-by switch, neck volume - bridge volume - master volume knobs, 3-position master tone switch, chrome hardware, Knurled Strap Retainer Knobs, silver plexi pickguard with embossed "Chet Atkins" signature.  In fact, all the cool features and all the vibe of the 60's model, but none of the problems - these are, quite simply, better guitars than the originals. At the request of a customer, Martin applied an aged toner to the body and neck binding so it wouldn’t have that stark white appearance the new models have. Look at the pics. It’s cool. This baby is clean and has seen almost no playing time since new. Only real flaw is some pitting to two of the knobs. Gretsch’s license with Chet’s estate expired so most of the newer Gretsch’s are without the classic “Chet Atkins” signature and moniker. Other than the nicely aged binding and pitting on 2 knobs, this guitar is beautiful – with a killer set up and Gretsch vibe thrown in for free. $1549 includes clean original Gretsch case and all paperwork. Optional upgrade: I have a Tru-Arc Compensated SerpenTune Rocker Bridge (like this) which can be installed for $100 if desired.

2005 Ibanez JEM77B-RMR Bad Horsie Guitar, (front  front2), (back), (headstock), (binding), (case/etc.). If you’re a Jem collector and you missed the run of these 18 years ago, fear not, this one is as near to pristine as you can imagine. Any minute flaws to the chrome were buffed out by my man Martin so it’s good enough to go in any collection. Most Jems have come in brief runs, this one ran only for a year or so, through part of ’06. The distinguishing—and striking—feature is the immaculately finished chrome body and pickguard. Steve Vai has had a long run of different Jem models and the mirror-fronted 77B RMR was released in 2005 to coincide with Steve’s “Real Illusions: Reflections” album and tour. Features include Prestige 5 piece maple/walnut neck, 24 frets with Warmoth 6105 wire; basswood body with pearl binding, Edge Pro tremolo, Dimarzio pickups with a Breed neck - Custom middle - Breed bridge, chrome hardware, Black Rock Mirror finish.  Needless to say, this is a killer playing guitar that’s as fine a shredder as I’ve had. It carried a $3099.99 price back in ‘05. The last 7 on Reverb have averaged $3049 (link) in VG-Ex-Mnt conditions with the only “mint” one going for $4K. Get this one for $2999 including original J Craft case, tools/pouch, manual, and all tags.

1984 Ibanez RS-440WH Roadstar II – White with upgrades/changes, (front), (back), (headstock), (refret), (trem - push/push knob/etc.) Definitely not a museum piece, it's a guitar that's been enjoyed most of its 40 years and played enough that it earned itself a pro refret along the way. As you can see in the pics, the neck was sanded down to bare wood, removing the logo, and treated with just a sealer coat. It feels much better than the stock poly finish. The body has a few noteworthy check lines, shown in the front/back pics above In addition there are a few other changes including replaced knobs, Grover tuners installed, locking strap pins installed, locking string retainer removed with a Tusq nut installed, and pickup ring changed to white. These are all cosmetic changes so for the player, it's a non-issue. It has all the other stock features including Ibanez Super 7 single coils in neck and middle, and Ibanez blade V5 humbucker in the bridge, which, along with the push/push tone pot aka "Duo Sound System", produces either humbuckers or single coil tones for a total of seven tone settings. It has the original "Pro Rok'R” tremolo with fine tuners, which stays in tune better than a vintage style trem and without the locking string retainer, I think stays in tune better than stock. Other features include matte black pickguard with chrome hardware, side-mounted output jack, and easy string change system. The refret was an excellent job and there's just slight wear on the new frets. This guitar plays great, sounds excellent, and one of the best values in a quality Japanese Ibanez guitar at $299.

2018 ESP LTD KH-602 Kirk Hammett Signature - Purple Sparkle, (front  front2  Floyd), (back  full-length), (headstock  inlays), (case).  Dead mint condition and an absolutely killer shred machine that brings to mind an 80s Charvel Model 5 as a comparison. Lots of high end features on this one including a killer wraparound paint job with matching headstock and neck, Neck-through-body construction, Floyd Rose 1000 locking tremolo, and a unique set of active EMG's made to Kirk's specs. The alder body is lightweight and with a 3-pc maple neck it delivers a very clear tone with strong mids, superb sustain, and a wide tonal range. It's loaded with Kirk's own EMG KH "Bone Breaker" humbuckers and with its uber contoured body, very low action, and extra-thin U-shaped maple neck you have a guitar that's made to shred 4 sets a night with a minimum of fatigue. The bound rosewood neck has the 24 xtra jumbo frets finished to perfection. The Floyd trem and locking nut are impossible to put out of tune so you can whammy as much as you'd like and rarely have to tweak the tuning. If you're worried about EMG's being a tad bright it's definitely not a problem with these and with ESP's choice of alder this guitar has a balanced, full-bodied sound with plenty of mids and lows. I've had many ESP's over the years and probably 25+ of them being Ltd models. This guitar is as fine as any I've had, not even considering this flake finish which is expensive to do and is applied perfectly. New cost on the KH-602 in this finish is $1499 but maybe consider this mint/used one at just $999, including a nice ESP case and trem arm.

Fender/In-Case John Mayer Strat Gigbag, (inside), (back/straps). One of the best gigbags ever made. I would trust it more than any Tolex or molded hardshell. Long neck support, plenty of storage compartments. Shoulder straps (tuck away when not in use) let you carry it like a backpack. It also has a strap that clips across the chest, and a belt that clips across the front of the waist, just like a really good camping or hiking backpack. Back is nicely padded and ergonomically contoured to your back. Fits most electric guitars, not just Strats. A lot of these have sold $350+ on Reverb. Has a few areas on gray piping on front which were touched up with some gray but overall excellent condition. $239. 

2019 Gibson SG Standard - Ebony, (front  pickups/guard), (headstock), (back), (case). Beautiful condition and a killer playing SG. The SG silhouette is one of the most recognizable guitars of all time and has remained largely unchanged since 1961, when it was released as the "new" Les Paul style. It has been in production continuously since that year, the longest running solid body model in Gibson history. This has DiMarzios installed as well as a white pearl pickguard but we can swap back to original upon request. Features include all-mahogany construction finished in glossy Ebony nitro lacquer, solid quarter-sawn mahogany neck, Plek’d rosewood fretboard with 12" radius, trapezoid inlays, TekToid nut, 1 11/16" nut width, bound fretboard, 22 medium jumbo frets, Grover tuners, holly headstock overlay with mother-of-pearl inlaid logo and crown inlays, gold speed knobs, aluminum Nashville bridge and tailpiece, and Gibson 490R/490T Alnico humbuckers (replaced by DiMarzio Super Distortion (B) and ’59 PAF (N) humbuckers). The SG Standard's remarkable sustain is due largely to two unique features:  the mortis & tenon neck joint which binds the neck to body so that the two pieces form one solid unit, employing the long tenon found on earlier SGs - plus the traditional 17 degree headstock angle, which increases pressure on the strings which maximizes string vibration between the nut and the tuners. It features the Slim Taper neck profile that most players prefer over the chunky 50's style. Famous players of the SG Standard is a who's-who of rock music greats including Clapton during the "Cream" era, Tony Iommi and Angus Young both users for over 30 years, and Derek Trucks, who also uses extensive slide work in his playing. SG’s are noted for low action and this one will not disappoint, super low with that fast thin neck. Beautiful. Cosmetically it’s in lovely shape with no flaws worth mentioning. A new '22 SG Standard is running $1799 but this barely played '19 model is yours for $1259. Includes Gibson hardshell case with key. Again, we can swap back to the black pickguard upon request and/or the Gibson 490R/490T pickups.

Noble Italian-made Accordion, (back), (bottom), (numbers), (side). I know almost nothing about accordions but if you know anything I think you'll agree that this one is extremely clean and in perfect vintage condition. There are two identifying numbers stamped on it, "27083" and "2042", plus a hand-etched, "Made in Italy." Just from the vibe and little bit of research I've done I would guess it was made in the 50s or early 60s. The bellows are in great shape with no cracks or damage and there are no missing or broken parts. Includes straps and case which is a plush case with brown exterior. Bellows are in great shape, no cracks or damage. I see similar Italian accordions selling for $200-$1500 and I don't have a clue as to the market value. I'm selling this for a local friend so feel free to email me an offer and I'll text it to him.

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 model has averaged $147.50 on Reverb (link) for the last 3 sold in June ‘23. This is one of the cleaner ones you’ll find and is just $139, which is a lot cheaper than buying even 3 boss pedals. Includes power supply and original manual.

2009 Taylor T5 LTD, (front), (back), (headstock), (controls), (case). The T5 set the standard for an instrument that can deliver authentic acoustic-electric OR electric guitar tones. This is not a T5 Classic like I had a few weeks ago but rather the original model with a top of golden brown-hued ovangkol, a satin finish that adds an organic touch with sapele sides and back. Although the design of this guitar started with years of acoustic research in hollowbodies, it really comes alive via a full complement of T5 electronics. It produces a versatile range of pure analog tones from strumming acoustic to crunchy electric and everything in between. A hidden neck humbucker, a visible bridge humbucker, and a body sensor mounted to the inside surface of the top take advantage of the latest technology, using Samarium Cobalt magnets and humbucking coils. The body sensor reads the movement of the top, adding even more warmth to your acoustic tone. Using its 5-way switching system, Position 1 is where you'll find the most acoustic-like tones. This is a great position for solos and a good place to experiment with the tone controls. Position 3 will go from "spanky" and clean, all the way to "full-tilt crunch." In position 4 the tone is akin to a '50s hollowbody with a slight scoop while Position 5 creates a full and bright sound that's great for thick lead tones. Specifically: P1 activates the hidden neck pickup and body sensor for the most acoustic-like tones; in P2 the body sensor is switched off and it's the neck pickup with warm, round tones and it's perfect for solos and a good place to experiment with the tone controls; P3 will go from "spanky" and clean to "full-tilt crunch, start with the Volume at the detent (center) then roll it up to "push" the amp; in P4 the neck pickup is reactivated and runs in parallel with the bridge pickup - this is where you'll find most of the T5's unique tones; in P5 the neck and bridge pickups are running in series, creating a full and bright sound that's great for thick lead tones. The 3 upper bout knobs are simply a volume, active bass, and active treble, all center-detented. The body is fully hollow body with an active soundboard with a compound radius. The top is a flat piece of wood braced into an arch to capture the acoustic resonance. The f-holes in the top were specially designed and voiced to further enhance the resonance of the body chamber, and to allow the top to breathe in relation to the player s dynamic attack. Despite the f-holes and the slight arch in the top, the T5 is not an archtop guitar. Its acoustic tone is more akin to a flattop style of sound, as opposed to a carved top instrument like a violin or archtop guitar. Other specs include 24-7/8" scale length; truss rod: adjustable at neck; nut width 1-11/16"; 16" body width; 2.35" body depth. Cosmetically it has a few minor spot of wear including a few spots of buckle wear on the back and some slight finish flaking on the top of the headstock but neither of these are player's wear and I would guess it's seen only slight use in its lifetime. It's plays with ease like a T5 should and has so many tonal variations that it would make an excellent guitar to play all night long, on all types of music. Although a gigbag was stock for this model in 2009 this one includes an upgraded Taylor T5 hardshell case and is a killer all-in-one guitar for just $1299.

1983 Fender USA Stratocaster,  (front/back), (headstock), (Kahler Pro Trem), (Kahler Nut), (case case2). True vintage Fender at 40 years and as my pal Ed V says, old wood is better sounding wood! '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 buyers are starting to appreciate 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 neck, i.e. didn’t fit the body properly, was commonplace. 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, was the choice of top American guitars like Jackson. The feel isn't as stiff as a Floyd 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 40 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 near impervious to going out of tune, with quality Texas Specials installed, here's a nice buy at $999. Includes a nice tweed case.

Positive Grid Spark 40 Combo, (top/panel), (back), (box/acc.). Mint condition! The Spark 40 is the best selling amp for the past 4 years. The Spark is a great sounding and versatile amp with features that make it a great practice tool and DAW guitar workstation. Most of your control comes from a free Spark app but as you'll see in one of the videos below it's not even necessary to use the app to get great sounding guitar tones out this amp. As a practice tool you just lay down a chord progression and you'll quickly be joined by a virtual drummer and bassist to play along in real time. You can add in your own presets but there are tons of downloadable tone presets and pedals and amps which you can locate by style, artist, or genre. Works great for electric guitar, bass, or acoustic and weighs just 11.5 pounds. Its output is just a pair of 4" ported hi-fi speakers, but you can go straight to DAW recording or live PA via USB or 1/8-inch TRS headphone outs. There are many videos on YouTube but I'll include two here so you can get an in-depth look. Link-1 calls it the best amp made; Link-2 has some useful info and performances. Priced most places at $299 with the optional padded carrying case but this one has seen less than an hour of use and is yours today for $215(HOLD-Jon C 6/14). Includes original box, cables, case with shoulder strap, quick-start manual, power supply and amp strap.

AVAILABLE: 2017 Fender FSR Telecaster w/Upgrades, (front  detail), (back), (headstock), (gigbag). Cool Factory Special Run with 50's specs and some cool upgrades. Black 'guard era Teles are the most coveted of this workhorse instrument with features such as butterscotch blonde finish over a figured ash body, black pickguard, strings-thru-body and ashtray bridge with 3 brass saddles. Upgrades include Seymour Duncan "Vintage Stack" pickup set ($218), Fender locking tuners ($63), and Wilkinson compensated brass bridge saddles ($17). Special features of this model include the vintage ashtray bridge, gloss finish on body and neck, solid ash body with Butterscotch finish that shows off the ash grain, early 50's style black pickguard, and reversed control plate, where the volume knob is directly under the pickups rather than the 3-way switch. The Duncans sound excellent compared to the stock generic Fender alnico pickups and the set up is superb. Martin repaired a ding on the edge (shown here) and while it’s lacquered over, it’s still noticeable upon inspection. With $300 in upgrades this is a pro quality Tele at a student price. Just $679 and it includes a very well padded MF tweed gigbag.

Godin Radium Electric Guitar - Winchester Brown RN, (front  detail), (back), (headstock), (gigbag). Cool guitar that got its name from a blend of two of Godin's popular models, the Stadium and the Radiator. It has a definite aged-looking finish that's kind of a cross between a Tele and Les Paul. LP features include 24 3/4" scale, set neck, 3X3 headstock, 50's style wraparound bridge/tailpiece, and dual humbuckers. Tele features include body style, maple neck, Tele neck pickup, and Tele control plate although with a 5-way switch instead of 3. Control plate also houses a push-pull tone pot that engages the coil-splitting function. The lightweight body is a Mahogany center with Canadian Basswood wings and is loaded with a trio of custom Godin pickups, a pair of punchy humbuckers sandwiching a Tele-style single coil in the middle for some cool spanky tones. The set neck is maple with 22 medium jumbo frets on a rosewood 12" radius fingerboard. Set up is low and very comfortable with a slightly chunky 50s style C-neck. Godin builds excellent guitars in Canada at prices most companies can't meet with North American manufacturing. This one for instance is only $1049 new with gigbag - or better yet mint/used for just $725. Includes excellent quality Godin gigbag with headstock isolation block and strap, very well padded.

Seymour Duncan Vapor Trail Analog Delay, (pic2). All-analog signal with the beautifully warm and lush Bucket Brigade chip. Features include 15ms to 600ms (twice as much as AD9 or DM2) delay time, true-bypass design, and Wet/Dry Mix control and a unique Wet Channel insert loop. What this loop does is allows you to is add effects to your wet signal, like flange, distortion, etc., which can yield some very cool and unique sounds. It can also be  used to send to multi-amp setups, add a volume pedal that controls the wet mix in real time. Features true bypass and is built in Santa Barbara, Calif. Check out a bunch of great reviews here. It's being phased out in favor of the Deluxe model (at $279) but the Vapor Trails is still in some stores for $179. Get this one, dead mint, for $125.

Electroharmonix Canyon Delay and Looper. Mint in the box. One of the most feature packed delays I've ever seen, packed into a small box. It features 11 modes including: ECHO: digital delay, MOD: modulated delay, MULTI: multi-tap delay, REVRS: reverse delay, DMM: Deluxe Memory Man, TAPE: tape delay, VERB: reverb plus delay, OCT: octave delay, SHIM: shimmer, S/H: sample and hold and LOOP: looper mode w/max loop length of 62 seconds. Describing this many features would take around 500 words so I'll just link in a demo (click here) and you can check it out. This is a great sounding pedal from the most innovative builder of our times. EHX pedals are at the cutting edge and priced within the budget of most players. This one sells new for $176. This pedal is mint and used perhaps one hour, priced at $119. Includes box, manual and all paperwork.

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!" Believe it or not, this is an exceptional sounding guitar for the price regardless. 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 guitar neck is much of the value comes from the neck which is essentially an '83 USA Tele. 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. Add a new Fender Pro Series Tolex case (shown here) for $110.  

2022 Fender American Original '60s Telecaster Thinline - Natural, (front  without bridge cover), (back), (headstock), (case). Just got this in from the same guy who had the 2021 Fenders below. Like them it appears to be unplayed, with plastic still on the pickguard. Briefly, this is a true classic from Fender which earned much more respect after its initial run in the 60s. This one features Tim Shaw designed '60s Telecaster Thinline pickups, 21 Vintage Tall frets, 9.5” radius, original-era body radii, vintage-style hardware - including F logo tuners, and a lacquer finish that lets the wood breathe naturally with resonant tone, and wears in a distinctively appealing way. Superb setup, classic Tele tone without the hefty weight and some really nice figured ash in the body. With a new one running $2299, much cheaper for an "as new" model at $1639. Includes Fender/G&G vintage-style hardshell case, certificate, ashtray bridge cover, and assorted paperwork.

TruTech Space Saving Kitchen 10" TV & DVD, (pic2), (pic3). Free* to good home! I've had this in the kitchen for around 15 years and it only gets used once a year when my mother-in-law is cooking Thanksgiving dinner and watching The Wizard of Oz. This is pre-digital TV so you'll need a converter if you want the TV to function. Also, a few of my DVD's have a format that it says it doesn't recognize. Others work fine. Also features AM/FM radio and lacklit LED display.  Mounts under your kitchen counter and takes up very little since the screen folds up when not viewing. Includes under-counter spacers and screws. I'm giving this away but require that you *pay $20 shipping. Note: It was cleaned nicely after pics were shot.

Fender Jim Root "Fakecaster", (front  pickups), (back  back2), (headstock). This was supposed to be a first edition Jim Root Tele, flat black, Made in Mexico. The more I looked at it the more questions it raised. The first real tipoff was the 2-screw backplate, which is supposed to be 4 screws in a larger size. Next, the locking tuners weren't Fender Ping locking, which have a square base. These are square on top, rounded on bottom. Those were the initial signs that led us to "go inside" where we found that the EMG's aren't real EMG's. There's no battery nor a place to put one. They're just generic import humbuckers with perfect EMG covers on them. Body is not mahogany but is the typical Chinese version of alder. Martin had already put some time into fretwork by the time I discovered this so I told him to finish up and make it play nice at least. It sounds okay with the generic humbuckers and plays very well. If you don't mind the dubious history it could be a cool guitar for work or as a starting point for upgrades. The only thing I would immediately recommend are the tuners which are okay but there's too much play in them. A new Mexican Jim Root is $1549 and looks pretty much like this one. You can have this Jim Root-looking Tele for way less. $199.

Yamaha Revstar RS502T, (front  detail), (back), (headstock). First one of these Revstars we’ve had and I’m having a blast with it. The Revstar is a really cool design that's both eye-catching with sort of a motorcycle vibe and great sounding with a pair of P90 pickups controlled by a master volume and push/pull tone pot that features a Dry switch which cuts lows for a bit more clarity when you want it. The P90's use Alnico V magnets, a silver baseplate, and plain enamel wire which delivers clarity with the classic soapbar bite when you want it. They respond very well with the guitar's volume control when you set your amp at the break-up point, going from chime to overdrive. The floating aluminum tailpiece and bridge add a touch of vintage appeal, much like an old SG. It features a maple and mahogany body with a mahogany set-neck that's very similar to Gibson's ThinTaper, and rosewood fretboard and 22 jumbo frets. This model sells new for $649 without a gigbag. This one's in beautiful shape with a great set up and is just $429(SOLD-Sq M 6/22) with gigbag.

Keyboard Volume Pedals: Yamaha FC7 and Universal Volume. Both use RTS Ľ” jacks and offer choice of polarity while the Yamaha also features pedal angle and spring point adjustments. Yamaha FC7’s sell new for $45-$69. Get this one for $25, or the Universal for $20.

Line 6 HX Stomp Multi-Effects Processor Pedal, (stock pic front  back  sides). Mint in the box. The same great sounds as the Stomp XL I recently had but with only 3 switches but it has the same processor and blocks, and it's in a more compact size (7" vs. 12.5"). Other minor differences are 126 presets vs.128, three snapshots per preset vs. four, and you need a MIDI controller to access the full 6-switch looper with the HX. The HX Stomp serves up eight blocks — amps, cabs, and stomps — per preset, with three snapshots. This baby can used as a standalone backline rig or you can consolidate all your other gear and use this as a command center for all your MIDI gear. The I/O lets you accommodate countless amp configurations, including 4-cable amp setups. There are loads of demo, including 40+ minutes in-depth, but here’s a brief overview (link). This is a very powerful and versatile unit and contains virtually any guitar sound you can imagine. This unit sells new for $699 at Sweetwater but this one is mint in the box and just $399(HOLD-Dan P 5/22).

1997 Guild X-170 Manhattan, (front  label), (back), (headstock), (neck), (case).  Highly regarded Westerly RI model in lovely condition. This model was introduced in 1988 as a thinline version of the X-175, which had been in Guild's catalog since 1954. It closely resembles Gibson's Byrdland or ES-350T with its wide sunburst body and contoured Venetian cutaway, while having the playability of a 24 3/4" neck. Features include sunburst finish over figured maple boy, rounded cutaway, hollow body design with f-holes, 3-piece neck of flamed maple with mahogany strip, white-bound 20-fret rosewood fretboard with pearloid block inlays, adjustable rosewood bridge, engraved harp tailpiece. Electronics include a pair of Guild Frequency Spectrum pickups controlled by the usual 3-way toggle with dual volume and tone controls.  Other features include beveled art deco stair step BWBW pickguard, WBWBW double-bound body, black peghead overlay with pearloid "Guild" logo and Chesterfield inlays, Grover Rotomatic tuners and gold hardware.  Dimensional specs include 16-5/8" lower bout, 24-3/4" scale, 1-5/8" nut width, 2-1/2" body depth. Cosmetically it's in nice shape, especially for 25 years with just a little gold wear on the treble edge of the neck pickup and a few light clear coat scratches. No gouges or buckle wear; frets are excellent. I don't think there are any X-170's on Reverb for under $2K. For a Westerly product in this condition I think it's a good value at $1599. Includes original case (w/key) in very nice shape other than some splotchy stuff on one area of the lid which we'll clean up prior to shipping.

Focusrite iTrack Professional Dock, (front), (back), (lit up). Note: Unit is for users who want to record strictly on an iPad (4th Gen or later)/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 clean used one in the box for $75(SOLD-Michael M 5/22).

Lee Jackson DG-1 Metaltronix. From Lee Jackson, the Godfather of Plexi Mods on old Marshalls. 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 $299. No longer being made, get this one in beautiful shape in the box for $209.

2007 Gibson Les Paul Vintage Mahogany - Faded Cherry, (front  w/pickguard/ring), (back), (headstock). I had a bunch of NOS Vintage Mahogany LP’s 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 were polished after pics were shot so they look and feel great. Pickguard and selector ring were removed but we’ll put them back on if desired and of course it comes with our usual great in-house set up. Nice sounding Paul, dark rosewood board, Burstbuckers, Trapezoid inlays. Nice LP for $850 with Gibson gigbag or $929 with Gibson black reptile case (shown here).

2010 Martin SWDGT Sustainable Wood Dreadnought, (front  labels), (back), (headstock), (trim), (case).  The SWDGT (Sustainable Wood Dreadnought Gloss Top) meets the demand for an environmentally conscious guitar without the use of any endangered woods. It is nonetheless very much a traditional Martin dread with all solid woods. The primary difference between this and the D-18 is the use of cherry for back, sides, and neck instead of mahogany. Cherry is strong, stable, straight-grained, and has a superb hardness.  It's fairly reflective, helping to project volume for acoustic guitars and offers a rich midrange and balanced tone. It is fairly balanced, and its density and reflectivity give it good projection. Low, mid and high frequencies are clear and pronounced and the overtones are well articulated. Other features include Tortoise Color rosette with blue and white inlay, A-Frame ''X'' top bracing of 5/16" Sitka braces, Tortoise back purfling, Delmar Tortoise endpiece, Red Tortoise binding, Black/Grained Ivoroid top inlay, Modified Low Oval neck shape, White Corian nut, Square Taper headshape with Tortoise Color/Raised Gold Foil logo, solid sustainable Katalox fretboard, 25.4'' scale, 1-11/16'' nut, fretboard position inlays - Style 28 Dots, Satin back finish, polished gloss top with aging toner, satin finish neck, belly Katalox bridge, gold enclosed tuners with small buttons, white w/tortoise dot bridge and endpins, and Tortoise pickguard. The vintage toner on the top looks great with the tortoise accents and gives it the vibe of a vintage flattop. This guitar is in excellent condition with a very comfortable set up that has the exact feel of a modern D-18. For a Nazareth PA Martin I think it's an excellent value at $1350.

Alesis Microverb III Full Rack Reverb Unit, (effects). These came out over 30 years ago but like most of the gear made back then it still works perfectly. The Microverb III is the full rack version of their Microverb with a whole lot more effects for your money. Where the 1/3 rack Microverb had only 16 presets of hall reverbs and reverses, the III has 16 presets in each of 16 banks of effects - 256 total patches, and many, many reverbs including room, hall, reverse, chamber, plate, gate, regen long or short delays, multi-taps, delays, special effects, etc.  Manual is downloadable online but really there's nothing to this unit. Just dial in the effect or combination that you want, set the mix and levels, and you're good to go. It's a very good sounding unit for live sound, if not a tad grungy for the studio unless that's the sound you're going for. Simple to use and a very cool piece for $150.   Includes original power supply. 

EVH Wolfgang Tribute – Last Tour Guitar, (front  front2  Floyd), (back), (headstock  stripped neck), (trem stopper). Ed's last tour with VH was in 2015 and his iconic white Wolfgang "relic" was made into a production guitar by the folks at EVH guitars. This isn't the that Mex model but is a pretty good repro that plays well and has a really nice set up by Martin. The relic job is okay but looks good from a few feet away with fake wear and some pretty good finish checking. It has been re-branded with a USA logo complete with headstock binding. Has a brass Floyd Rose Trem Stopper installed, as well as an EVH D-tuna on the Floyd Rose Special tremolo and EVH-approved strap hooks, as well as a red kill switch on the lower bout. A very affordable tribute for the stage or music room for $339.

Musikraft Private Reserve Tele Neck – Purple Heart, (pic2). I’ve had this over 10 years, saving it for our next custom Tele, perhaps a Rosewood Tele with a little flair. We haven’t had much time for projects so here you go. Pics aren’t great and I’ll try to reshoot a few but specs are 22 fret with truss adjust at the butt, modern 9.5” radius, tall/thin frets that look like 6105, 1-piece Purpleheart, and medium-c neck profile. Beautiful neck that has never been installed for $239(SOLD-Kevin H 7/10).

Warmoth Pointy-Reverse “Charvel” Maple Neck, (pic2). Cool neck if you’re looking to do a metal axe. It was previously used with a standard nut (not cut for Floyd) and has the old Warmoth logo. Martin installed a vintage Charvel logo and it’s ready to go after 2 more coats of clear. Neck attachment with inserts already in body (uses 8-32 oval head screws). No fret wear, ready to rock. $225(HOLD-Eric C 5/18).

2020 Gibson L-00 Original 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, vintage script logo, 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.

OFF-HOLD (Details lower on page): 2022 Ernie Ball Music Man Sabre HT Trem - Snowy Night - Maple Board, (front flash on/off   trem), (“binding”), (back), (headstock  fretboard), (case). One of the coolest finishes I've seen, Snowy Night, with a beautifully flamed maple fretboard. With a new price of $3799, save some big bucks and get this one for $1500 cheaper. Just $2299

Music Man Sterling Sting Ray Ray4 w/USA Logo, (front), (back  6-screw neckplate), (headstock). Very good quality import with many of the features of the USA Sting Ray, at a fraction of the cost. At the heart of the tone is the StingRay's large ceramic humbucker with a 9v active preamp including Bass/Treb boost knobs with cut/boost and 9V battery easily accessible on the back. This one features an aftermarket headstock painted to match the factory black body finish, and a USA logo installed. They're using a lot of satin finishes on these now but this one has the gloss black finish and black pickguard. Other features include basswood body with maple neck and fretboard, Music Man's 6-screw neck attachment, and vintage open tuners. All of their Sterling basses receive final set-up and inspection in the USA but, better yet, final set up by my man Martin for a bass that will play better than one from an online super store. The factory finish and hardware are flawless so I would guess this bass has seen very little use. New ones in black gloss finish are $349. Get this really cool beauty for $275. Optional padded Gator gigbag (pic) available for $20.

MJT Customs Inca Silver Relic Strat body, (back), (detail). MJT does some of the finest relic work around and this alder Strat body in custom color, Inca Silver, has the look of a closet classic with plenty of finish checking but very little wear. Never installed so factory fresh condition. This one came from Doug who likes the narrow string spacing to keep the strings farther from the fretboard edge. It will need narrow spaced saddles which we can include for $25 (Tusq). Really fine looking body for just $235.

Leo Quann Badass Guitar Bridge - Gold. Vintage piece and easy upgrade for your non-adjustable stoptail/bridge as this one allows you to intonate every string. Graphite saddles installed. One of the screws was shortened but I can stop at the hardware store and get a new black or chrome one. Otherwise, used condition and works fine. $35.

Leo Quann Badass Guitar Bridge - Gold. Same as above but very clean shape with original saddles. An easy upgrade for your non-adjustable stoptail/bridge as this one allows you to intonate every string. $65

Leo Quann Badass II Bass Bridge - Gold. Set the gold standard with these high-mass bass bridges which really took off in the 80s. Super clean shape and includes mounting screws. $75.

Fender 10” 8 ohm Speaker. Removed from a new Fender Super Champ XD combo. Mint condition and just $24.

Dean EVO XM Satin - Single Cut, (front), (back), (“binding”), (headstock). Your basic 2 humbucker LP style from Dean with a cool feature of added “binding”, where someone removed the finish from the edge for a pretty cool look from a budget model. It came in as a mediocre player but after an hour of bench time Martin turned it into something you can play and enjoy for an evening worth of steady playing. Very basic guitar all around with dual humbuckers, tuneomatic bridge with stoptail, master volume and tone, 6/side tuners, black hardware and dot inlays. If you’re an advanced player this isn’t going to be your main guitar but for a beginner/intermediate player it’s really quite a decent guitar for $99. No charge for the stickers!

Line 6 Variax and POD XT Live Package. Now includes Digital Interface cable ($39), XT Live gigbag ($49), 1/4" stereo guitar cable and USB cable. When you combine a Variax with a POD XT Live, you have one of the most powerful backline or studio setups imaginable. Save big time on this setup - $750 takes it all. Here's what you get:

SG Molded Case. Excellent quality protection. Well padded, 5 latches, storage compartment. Used, excellent condition. Best case you can get for $75(HOLD-John R local 5/3).

1992 PRS Custom 24 – Royal Blue Quilt, (front), (back  short heel), (side), (headstock), (case). As most of you know, 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. I’m not saying PRS doesn’t still make great guitars, that has never changed, and they’re as consistently great as any major builder in the world. 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 30 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 (13,000 annual USA, 25,000 import). Cosmetically it’s in lovely condition, especially for over 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 which we can swap to PRS upon request. 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.

Demedash T-120 Videotape Echo v2, (pic2). The crazy folks at Demedash asked, “what if a Roland Tape echo sounded like a worn out wedding video from the early 90s?”. While that may not sound appetizing to an old-school sound engineer, many guitarists will love the tone with all its warts and imperfections. If low-fi is one of the tones you're seeking the T-120 is one of the best I've had. You can set the knobs anywhere and get a classic RE-201 tape echo tone or feel free to explore past the realms of the accepted and mess with the modulation controls to unleash your imagination. Echo times can vary from 60ms to 1200ms, which is 4 times longer than the stomp box analogs 40 years ago. To read about specs/etc. check out Demedash here and click here for a video demo. Bottom line is you can use this conventionally if that's your thing and you'll love it, but it doesn't hold you back if you want to tweak the crap out of it. Sells new for $225 and up. This particular one was a cosmetic 2nd "Super Blem" due to the paint irregularity in the red section but otherwise very clean in the box. Yours for $165 and includes box, burlap bag, guitar picks, Velcro feet, and seven(!) cool little stickers.

Line 6 HX Stomp XL Multi-Effects Processor Pedal, (stock pic front  patch bay). “As new” in the box. The XL is an expanded version of the smaller HX Stomp processor, and has the same great Helix pedigree but also provides 8 switches (the regular HX only has 3), enhanced MIDI, and an easier pedal editing mode. The HX Stomp XL serves up eight blocks — amps, cabs, and stomps — per preset, and adds a fourth snapshot per preset for even greater power. This baby can used as a standalone backline rig or you can consolidate all your other gear and use this as a command center for all your MIDI gear. The I/O lets you accommodate countless amp configurations, including 4-cable amp setups. For your loopers, it also has a 6-switch looper and is equipped with a 2-channel expansion jack for expression pedals and additional external switches. There are loads of demo, including 40+ minutes in-depth, but here’s a brief overview (link). This is a very powerful and versatile unit and contains virtually any guitar sound you can imagine. Sells new for $749 but this is mint (appears to have never been plugged in) and is just $499(SOLD-Peter B, local 5/15).

2014 Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro II '60s - Merlot, (front  front2), (back), (headstock), (case). Stunning condition. This model is a cool blend of old and new with basic construction like the beloved 'Burst has used for 65 years. Updated features on the Pro II include push/pull tone knobs for coil tapping, while the other tone controls volume boost with a 3db increase which is perfect for boosting leads. An easy access 9V battery door is conveniently located on the control cover. This model also features 18:1 locking Grover tuners with Tulip buttons. For pickups Gibson thankfully chose the Classic '57/Super '57 humbucker pair instead of the Burstbuckers so that'll save 50% of you a pickup swap-out. Other features are classic 'Paul including mahogany body with figured maple cap and top binding, mahogany neck with rosewood fretboard and binding, Nashville Tuneomatic bridge and stopbar tailpiece, trapezoid fretboard inlays and 1 11/16" nut width. This model has the ThinTaper '60s neck while Gibson also offered the same specs in a 50's model with the chunkier 50s neck. Pics may appear to have slight flaws but they're just victims of the flash. The guitar is virtually flawless. Set up is quite low with no string buzz or fretting out. Just a super comfortable guitar to play. The Traditional Pro V with figured gloss top is running $2699 with something called “Tradbucker” pickups. For a figured top gloss top Gibson with 57’s this is an excellent value in this condition at $1850. Includes Gibson brown case pictured and original cream pickguard (which is removed for aesthetic reasons).

Trio of Wayne Charvel Custom Guitars! Three guitars by the original builder of the original high performance rock guitars, Wayne Charvel. Wayne has been designing and building for well over 50 years and along the way worked for Fender and designed for BC Rich and Gibson. In the 70s Wayne started Charvel Manufacturing in San Dimas California and later hired Grover Jackson for admin work, eventually selling the Charvel brand to Grover. Having sold the Charvel name Wayne started building his high-end guitars under the "Wayne" brand. He used old school building methods, no CNC machines, using old school pin routers like the early Fenders. He would later be joined by his son, Michael, who eventually ran the day to day operations of the shop. Always built in low numbers, Wayne guitars maintained the highest standards of the early Charvels with a focus on attractive woods and custom graphic finishes. Among Wayne's 100s of celebrity builds, Warren DeMartini of Ratt and his recognizable graphics, is perhaps the top ambassador of the cool graphics offered. All three of these guitars are flawless and are original (Crossed Swords also has SS frets and upgraded pickup) except for Ratio tuners. The tuners attach with a small plate and didn't require any drilling. As an option we can return to the stock Gotoh tuners (pic) at no additional cost. Ratio tuners range in tuning ratio from 12:1 (high E) to 39:1 (low E) so each tuner reacts the same with, say, 1/2 turn of the button. All of these are early production, with the original headstock shape and serials below 200 which I think makes them within the first 2 years of production. Sadly, Wayne's shop burned down during the fires in No. Calif. 5 years ago and no other Wayne guitars are being built so what's out there right now is possibly all there is ever going to be. All of these were collector owned and other than perhaps some very slight "finish suck" lines in the finish, are perfect.

Wayne (Charvel) Rock Legend - Crossed Swords (Warren DeMartini), (front  Floyd), (back), (headstock), (neck   SS frets), (case). Serial 178. Perhaps the most recognizable of graphics thanks to Warren DeMartini, the Crossed Swords was painted by Michael Charvel and signed on the base of one of the swords. This one also has brand new stainless steel frets, a Seymour Duncan Warren DeMartini custom shop "Ratt" pickup, and the Ratio tuners. Other features include single Seymour Duncan pickup, shielding paint throughout all cavities, birdseye maple neck, jumbo frets, Original Floyd Rose tremolo and a volume control. Collector owned since new and flawless. You can get a new Charvel USA Crossed Swords for $3700 or get this beauty for less. Just $2799(SOLD – Matt M 4/28) and includes original G&G Tolex case, trem arm, and warranty. Tuners can be swapped back to original Gotoh at no cost.

Wayne (Charvel) Rock Legend Blood and Skull (Warren DeMartini), (front  Floyd), (back), (headstock), (neck), (case). Serial 182. Signed by Wayne on the back of the headstock. Another one of Warren DeMartini's graphics is the instantly recognizable Blood and Skull, with a black finish covered in dripped red blood, and a skull painted between the pickup and neck. Has a new set of Ratio tuners installed but we can swap back to original Gotoh at no expense. Other features include single Seymour Duncan pickup, shielding paint throughout all cavities, birdseye maple neck, jumbo frets, chrome hardware, Original Floyd Rose tremolo and a volume control. Collector owned since new and flawless. You can get a new Charvel USA Blood and Skulls for $3700 or get this beauty for less. Just $2699 and includes original G&G Tolex case, trem arm, and warranty. 

Wayne (Charvel) Rock Legend Lime Green - Ebony Board, (front  Floyd), (back), (headstock), (neck), (case).  Serial 185. Most of these feature maple cap necks but this one features a more rare ebony fretboard and black hardware. Has a new set of Ratio tuners installed but we can swap back to original Gotoh at no expense. Other features include single Seymour Duncan pickup, shielding paint throughout all cavities, birdseye maple neck, jumbo frets, Original Floyd Rose tremolo and a volume control. Collector owned since new and flawless. One of the colors that Poison made famous, this Lime Green has the 80s look like few others. Get this one for $2699(SOLD-Kevin H 7/10) and includes original G&G Tolex case, trem arm, and warranty.

1964 Kay Pickups and Complete Wiring Harness, (back), (pot date code). Pretty rare find. Complete electronics from a '64 Kay guitar, most likely an archtop or thinline electric. It's OEM also for other brands that Kay built including Silvertone (Sears), Sherwood and Airline (Montgomery Ward), Old Kraftsman (Spiegel), Rex (Gretsch), Custom Kraft (St. Louis Music), Truetone (Western Auto), and Penncrest (JC Penney). These Speed Bump pickups have a certain following and unlike many mid-60s pickups they have fairly strong output in the mid-5’s to mid-7’s. So what model did it come out of? Doesn't really matter. On example would be the Silvertone 1445/1447 which used 5 pots and a rotary on the upper bass bout. I also think one of Kay's Speed Demons used this same configuration but I'm guessing there are half a dozen or so models that this would be right for. Included is everything pictured: a pair of Kay "Speed Bump" single coil pickups (dated 10/26/64), 5 CTS pots, one 4-way rotary pickup selector with original "handle", two Standard paper & oil caps, one disc cap, and output jack. If you're restoring a 60-year-old Kay factory guitar - or you're building a really cool one-off - here's your chance to find all the electronics, factory wired for the most part, in one place. $300 takes it all.

Vintage Dralowid Guitar Wiring Harness. Dralowid was a German company that started up in 1926 manufacturing resisters. They grew throughout the following 40+ years and eventually made many electronics parts, microphones, and other products I'm sure. What we have here are three 500K pots, output jack, and a vintage Sprague .047 Orange Drop cap. I don't know what these came out of but I would guess a German guitar like a Hofner, Hagstrom, Egmond, or Musima. I'm not sure about date codes but the only ones I see are "54Z 1" so they might be 1954. If you're restoring an old German guitar, these are just $39 for everything.

Tone King Sky King 1x12" Combo, (panel), (top), (back/footswitch), (back panel), (circuit). Barely used – beautiful condition. One of my favorite boutique amp builders, I've loved them since Mark Bartel and I were “booth neighbors" at a Philly guitar show 20 years ago. They nail everything that's great about hand-built American amps. I love the onboard trem and reverb and the 35-watt Sky King also has really cool features like built-in attenuators, one for each channel on this model! Factor in pure blackface and tweed tones and all things add up to the perfect grab 'n' go combo. The touch responsiveness is incredible with the simple the flip of the mode switch taking you from increased presence in the pentode mode to a spongier feel in ultralinear mode. Both the channels give a nod to the 50s and 60s Fender and with a tweak of the Mid-Bite control you'll notice tighter gain, more like a Marshall in responsiveness. Both the Reverb and Tremolo are tube driven, with the Trem being the preferred bias-modulated circuit which is much more lush than a signal shunting type. Both of the effects on this amp are warm, smooth and very lush - and both are footswitchable. Tone King used their "Ironman II" power attenuator on this model. They also sell the Ironman as an outboard standalone attenuator. It allows the amp to go from searing leads to subtle whispers, all with clarity and warmth. The reactive load technology makes your sound transparent on at any output power selected and it ensures you'll have the same "feel" and responsiveness at full power as you have dialed way back. Again, there is a separate attenuator for each circuit. Love it. Speaker has been upgraded with a Celestion G12M Cream Back (original was Tone King/Celestion 1660. It's a top quality speaker than you'll probably love. Tube complement includes 4 x 12AX7, 1 x 12AT7, 2 x 6L6GC (power) and 1 x 5AR4 (rectifier). It weighs in at around 50 lbs. It also features dual speaker outs with loads of 4 ohms or 8 ohms. This is model sells new everywhere for $2995. Get this stunning used one with low hours for just $2099 AND I’ll include a new Slips amp cover.

Fender Custom Shop Blackguard Tele Pickup Set. New in the box. Equipped with scatter wound heavy build magnet wire and Alnico 3 magnets which provide a clear tone with a balanced frequency response. They have a lower overall output than Alnico 5, and the bass tone is leaner and tighter than Alnico 2. The near absence of cobalt in Alnico 3 causes it to have less magnetic pull, which allows the player to achieve greater articulation and nuance. Nice upgrade without spending a fortune. New in the box for $129(SOLD-Buck S 4/21).

2014 Ibanez AF55-TF Archtop, (front), (side), (back), (headstock). Good quality archtop hollowbody with Ibanez quality at a nice price. Whether you're just getting into guitar or want to add an archtop to your arsenal the AF55 will give you those jazzy tones and excellent playability, without breaking the bank. This guitar features a maple body (top/back/sides) with a maple set-neck that yields a warm full tone with enough highs to make it versatile. The neck is fairly slim and features 20 medium frets and is bound rosewood. Other features include double-bound body, Gibraltar Performer bridge with a VT06 tailpiece, Ibanez Infinity R pickups, master volume and tone, and 3-way selector. We’ve also added Schaller locking strap pins. This guitar plays beautifully compared to anything in this price range and is in nice cosmetic condition other than a slight finish impression near the tip of the headstock. Yours for just $265. Add gigbag for $25 or used hardshell case for $75.

2006 PRS Singlecut SE with upgrades, (front), (back), (“binding”), (headstock  before/after), (pickups), (gigbag). This is not a USA model, just a pro logo job that looks factory original and should appeal to players who want a killer Singlecut with quality tone but with cache' than a standard SE.  It's not just looks though, nor a fantastic setup. This one plays as good as most USA models, but the tone is definitely first rate thanks to a pickup upgrade (pickups) with a Custom Alnico 5 bridge and a '59 neck. We've also added McCarty switching and with the push/pull tone pot you get 6 great tone choices. This guitar is very clean and the logo was painstakingly applied with multiple coats of lacquer, wet sanding in between, and buffed to a factory gloss. Other specs include mahogany body with a real maple cap and maple binding, wide-fat neck carve, PRS tuners, PRS stoptail bridge, set-neck with a comfortable rounded heel, and 25" scale. With a stock Singlecut SE at $599, this one is guaranteed to be an exceptional player with a fantastic electronics upgraded - plus the looks of a USA. $599 includes deluxe PRS gigbag.

2005 Jackson USA Select Randy Rhoads RR1 - Hot Rod Flames, (front), (back), (point tips), (headstock), (Floyd), (case). Beautifully preserved and barely played RR1 in one of the coolest premium finishes, Hot Rod Flames (HRF), which is a rare color on an RR1. The Rhoads is THE iconic Jackson. Strats and Dinky's are cool but they look like 90% of the other guitars from the 80's, when Jackson was just emerging. When you see the Rhoads, with its signature long upper horn, short lower horn, it's unmistakably a Jackson, and its lineage is tied to perhaps the era's greatest guitarist. It was Randy Rhoads' popularity with this model that, essentially, was the reason behind Jackson's success. Randy's' first Jackson prototype was the famous white pinstriped, asymmetrical Flying V built by Grover Jackson and the boys at Charvel Guitars. It features most of the same specs as today's model other than medium frets and a Strat style trem. This prototype from Charvel was the first guitar labeled "Jackson". It was originally called "The Original SIN" before Randy renamed it the "Concord", after the "new" supersonic jet. Randy re-designed the body shape, not finding it distinctive enough from the Flying V, so he had Jackson elongate the upper horn to have more resemblance to a shark's fin. There were several more prototypes made but not completed prior to Randy's untimely accidental death. The last of these prototypes were the first guitars released to the public and they were named...the Randy Rhoads model. The RR1 is the current version of the Rhoads Custom, including higher end appointments like real mother of pearl sharktooth inlays, inlaid pearloid logo, bound neck and headstock. Other features include maple neck-thru construction with alder wings, top of the line Floyd Rose tremolo, sleek ebony fingerboard, sharp "V" shaped body, and quarter-sawn maple neck with a compound neck radius that gets flatter as you go up the neck. Pickups have been changed to a new set of Seymour Duncan Blackouts (link), which are an improved EMG type active pickup. This HRF finish, which was discontinued around 13 years ago, is very time-intensive, requiring taping off the pin-striping by hand and shooting separate coats of black, white, blue, orange, and yellow. This guitar was twice collector owned and in obvious collector's condition. All 3 points are clean with no buckle rash or pick scratches, perfect frets; just a really nice Rhoads all in all. Only real flaw noted was some slight pitting to the top of the fine tuners. We have found USA Jacksons without exception, great playing guitars and this has typical low action that's made to shred. Back in '05 this Premium finish option ran $500 over the standard finishes. Today, a new black or white RR1 is going run you $4499 and in a premium finish it’s at least $5K. Get this beauty for $2899. Includes original case with some scuffs on the outside as well as paperwork pictured.

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 at Sweetwater and other stores for $194.. This one’s new in the box, never installed, and just $99.

2022 Charvel Pro-Mod San Dimas SD1 HH FR M - Flip Flop Chameleon, (front  Floyd), (back), (headstock). Pristine condition! 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. These sell new for $1199 but this one is immaculate and $839.

2021 Charvel Pro-Mod San Dimas Style 1 HSS HT M - Platinum Pearl, (front  bridge), (color), (back), (headstock). Pristine condition! I've had a bunch of the USA Pro-Mod series, a few of the MIJ series, and several of these newer Mex models. Regardless of the price range, these are exceptional rock guitars. This Style 1 is basically started the SuperStrat craze based on the 80s Charvels when everything was custom order. I was working at Hotlicks part time and we sold a number of these. Fill out the Charvel form selecting virtually every optional available, put down 50%, and wait 6 months for your guitar to arrive. They were great guitars. So is this one. This model is loaded with a trio of Seymour Duncan pickups with a JB in the bridge for searing rock work, while a pair of  SSL-6 single-coils let you cover all the vintage Strat Sounds. 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. Quality hardware includes a Charvel HT6 string-through-hardtail bridge, Charvel locking tuners, and Graph Tech TUSQ XL nut. Like many of the 80s models it features an alder body for a full-bodied tone and a truly great feeling neck. The neck is a 12"-16" compound radius and features caramelized maple with a hand-rubbed satin urethane finish that makes it feel like the guitars of old, a real speed neck, designed for comfort and super fast play. With a new price of $999 I think these are a bargain from Charvel but, better yet, get this immaculate one for $699.

2021 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.

2005 Fender FMT Standard Stratocaster Limited Edition, (front  bridge), (back), (headstock). Only made for around a year, the Ltd Ed FMT (Flamed Maple Top) Strat has classy looks with the playability and tone you expect in a Strat. It starts with an Alder body topped by a flamed maple veneer top and finished in Cherry Sunburst. To class it up more Fender chose to skip the pickguard to fully show off the maple top and make it even more unique by using chrome dome knobs and a chrome switch tip. Because of the lack of pickguard there's a control cover on the back and the output jack is on the side. Other features include maple neck, very dark rosewood fretboard with 21 medium jumbo frets, white dots w/narrow spacing, 70s style logo, master tone control (works on all 3 pickups), gloss cherry sunburst finish (also offered in Tobacco Burst), single string tree, Fender/Ping sealed tuners, 9.5” fretboard radius, 25.5" scale, 1 5/8" nut, vintage tremolo bridge with bent/stamped saddles. Great looks, very comfortable action, and Strat tone that you know and love, all for $559.

2022 Ernie Ball Music Man Sabre HT Trem - Raspberry Burst - Ebony Board, (front   trem), (back), (headstock  neck), (controls), (case).  Real flamed maple top with flamed maple neck. Music Man's new HT series consists of the Sabre, Sting Ray, and Cutlas. The Sabre HT features the shape and feel of the original Sabre, while sporting the new custom Music Man pickup technology refined over the past decade to provide incredibly dynamic and responsive playing experience. The pickups are able to achieve an ultra-high-output, powerful low-end response while retaining a distinctively clean, clear tone and definition at lower volume levels. The HT (Heat Treated) bridge pickup uses heat-treated pole pieces with a large ceramic magnet and an overwound coil to provide higher frequency harmonics and excellent touch sensitivity. The custom-wound neck humbucker also features a large ceramic magnet and was wound to pair with the HT bridge pickup. The electronics package also includes a push-push adjustable 20dB boost function and a transparent buffered output for tonal consistency wherever your volume control is set as well as a 5-way blade selector and push/pull volume pot. The Sabre HT starts with a contoured Okoume body with a thick book-matched maple top and highly figured roasted maple neck with ebony fretboard. The body is "bound" via the unstained maple edge, like PRS, and is attached via a 5-bolt sculpted neck joint. It features the Music Man Modern tremolo with crescent cover and vintage bent steel saddles. Neck features a 10" radius, 1 11/16" nut, 25.5" scale, with 22 stainless steel frets and Schaller locking tuners. For those of you who haven't played one of these fine guitars you're missing out. The roasted neck is as sleek as any 70s Charvel I've played, with a profile that fits the palm nicely, perhaps a bit more shallow than a modern Strat. If you're looking for great dynamics and dynamics with remarkable output with loads of low-end fatness, this is the guitar for you. The quality of these guitars is in par with PRS with many small innovations that add up to a superb instrument. It's offered in perfect condition and ships in original factory box. With a new price of $3799, save some big bucks and get this one for $1500 cheaper. Just $2299 for this beauty. Includes Musicman case.

2022 Ernie Ball Music Man Sabre HT Trem - Snowy Night - Maple Board, (front flash on/off   trem), (“binding”), (back), (headstock  fretboard), (case). One of the coolest finishes I've seen, Snowy Night, with a beautifully flamed maple fretboard. Other specs are identical to the Raspberry Burst above. It's offered in perfect condition and ships in original factory box. With a new price of $3799, save some big bucks and get this one for $1500 cheaper. Just $2299 for this beauty. Includes Musicman case.

2014 Fender American Standard Telecaster – Natural Ash w/upgraded Tuners and Case, (front), (back), (headstock  back), (case).  The vibe of a USA Vintage ’52 at a much nicer price! This American Standard has a natural ash body with black pickguard and maple fretboard, very close to a V52 in appearance. Back in '14 this is one of the "new" American Standards that replaced the American Series, which replaced the "old" American Standard.  Can't keep up?  Suffice it to say that at every step Fender has made a number of minor improvements which, collectively, combine to make a better Tele. This one also has a quality set of pro-installed locking Hipshot tuners. Original tuner holes have been filled and are barely visible. Features of this model includes ash body, maple neck with Modern “C” Shape (gloss headstock face with satin urethane finish on back of neck), 9.5” radius, 22 medium jumbo frets, 1.685” nut, new style saddles on chrome-plated brass bridge, volume and tone control - Delta tone "no load" tone circuit. Other features include new bent steel saddles with elongated string slots, highly finished frets, detailed nut work, and rolled fretboard edges. Set up is low and comfortable all the way up the neck. It’s in beautiful condition and priced below current Reverb sold prices for excellent condition. Just $1150(HOLD-Joe C 9/28) and includes case upgrade to the recent SKB/Fender Deluxe with ATA latches which is a much better case than the original "shaped" molded case.

Tascam PB-32P Patch Bay. I used these back when my stage racks were as tall as I was but even if you’ve only got several outboard units, it’s a lot easier than switching wires around back of each unit. Tascam makes great gear and this unit is built to last. Accommodates up to 32 pieces of outboard gear with simple 1/4" plug cables and mounts in any 19” rackmount chassis. You can label all your gear via the white strip above every input and output. If you don’t use a permanent pen it comes off with alcohol. Very clean shape for an 80s piece of outboard gear and just $59. 

Boss RC-300 Loop Station Floorboard, (stock pic), (patch bay). The RC-300 is a stereo loop recorder with three track recording featuring an impressive three hour stereo recording time. It features 99 phrase memory and each phrase can contain up to three loops for a total of 297 loops on board. The three independent stereo recording tracks, up to three loops, can play back simultaneously in sync and it has auto quantize for perfect loop timing. Other features include independent control of volume, playback settings, loop length and panning for each loop; loop tempo can follow MIDI clock; 100's of drum patterns w/ selectable time signatures and tap tempo; transpose effect can shift loop pitch without altering tempo; Undo/Redo function; reverse mode selectable for each track; four assignable1/4” outs: two stereo or four mono, plus phones out; ISB port for backup and import/export; MIDI in/out; two1/4” inputs for mono or stereo instrument recording plus aux 1/8” mini in and XLR mic input w/ phantom power; built in EXP and LOOP FX pedals for real time control of loops and effects; inputs for up to four additional control or two additional EXP pedals for more footswitchable functions. For more info check out Roland's training guide here. Click here for a cool performance demo and here for a Sweetwater instructional demo. Overall nice shape with a few small pieces of Velcro on the bottom. This is a powerful and versatile tool priced below Reverb prices at $315(SOLD-Joe C 4/19).

2022 Taylor T5Z Standard, (front), (back), (headstock  ebony board), (controls), (case). Beautiful condition and delivers equally well as an acoustic-electric guitar OR an electric guitar. The T5Z Standard is the latest thinline from Taylor, replacing the original T5 and in my opinion, a much more impressive performer than the original. I don’t know if it’s the new bracing pattern, Sitka spruce top, or updated electronics, but to me it just sounds a lot better with a wide variety of tones and rich overall sound. The scaled down body is also more comfortable to play, both seated and strapped on. This new model also features a shorter 24.875" scale, 12" fretboard radius, and jumbo frets, which feels great during lead work and string bends. The T5z Standard comes with a three-pickups consisting of an acoustic body sensor, a concealed neck humbucker, and a visible bridge humbucker. Five-way switching and onboard tone controls give you excellent versatility, surpassing virtually every other acoustic electric guitar. Other features include Sitka spruce top, sapele back/sides, Standard T5Z bracing, black binding, Venetian cutaway, sapele neck with ebony fretboard, small diamond inlays, ebony headstock overlay, ebony bridge pins, Tusq nut, Micarta saddle, and gloss finish. Like pretty much all Taylors this guitar sets up with action as low as you desire and plays with great ease. This T5Z Standard is one of the best A/E stage guitars I’ve had the pleasure to play. With a new one running $2599, save some bucks on this barely played 2022 model at $1850(SOLD-Vince G 5/19). Includes Taylor hardshell case and paperwork.

2016 Suhr Classic Pro – Inca Silver, (front  trem), (back  heel/cutaway), (headstock), (build sheet), (gigbag). I haven't been getting many Suhr's in but it looks like I'm on a roll. This stunning Classic Pro arrived just after I sold the Olympic White one a few weeks ago. It is no less a word class guitar and the model I see more and more hot players on TV using recently. the Classic Pro features a 2-piece alder body with arm--hand--tummy cuts, Inca Silver gloss finish, Gotoh 510 2-post trem bridge with bent steel saddles and steel block, maple neck with Indian rosewood fretboard, even-C medium neck shape (.840" X .920"), 22 Stainless Steel frets, compound 9"-12" radius, Clay dot inlays, satin neck finish, Tusq nut, Suhr locking tuners, rolled fretboard edges. Electronics consist of a trio of Suhr V70 pickups, 5-way switching, and Suhr's SSCII (Silent Single Coil System II) which delivers traditional single coil tone without the 60 cycle hum and without a battery. This beauty has everything you know and love in a traditional Strat with some refinements such as compound radius and 2-point bridge  - plus no hum. It is offered in immaculate condition. With a new Classic S running $3300, please consider this "as new" beauty for $2200. Includes original Suhr super pro padded gigbag and factory build sheet.

FOUND! 1965 Supro Thunderbolt 1X15 Combo, (back), (top), (speaker/chassis). Found after putting it in a mismarked flight case last summer. 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.

2007 Fender American Vintage Hot Rod '62 Stratocaster, (front), (back), (headstock  neck), (perfect frets), (wear  checking), (neck/body dates), (case/etc.). Get the relic vibe for free! The Hot Rod '62 combines classic looks of a '62 including a thin-skin nitrocellulose lacquer finish, but with a modern features that most players prefer! These finishes age very easily and this one shows 16 years of wear around the edges, wear to the back of the neck, and even finish checking. If you're worried about heavy fret wear fear not, these have never been dressed and are perfect. Features of this model include, C-shape neck with a flatter modern radius of 9.5" and medium-jumbo frets - plus a satin finish on back rather than the thick (and potentially sticky) finish found on the regular V62 Strat. To me, this neck seems just a tad chunkier than the regular V62 and while it's a medium profile down low, around 1/2 way up the neck it gets more substantial and at around the 10th fret and up, I'd consider it a chunky neck. The other main difference is with the electronics, where the HR V62 has the American Vintage pickups but this model features a reverse-wound, reverse-phase middle pickup for noise-canceling plus the second tone control is wired to bridge pickup and middle, rather than only the middle as previously featured. Other features include American vintage tremolo, Fender/Gotoh vintage tuners, 3-ply mint pickguard, and vintage case. One of the benefits of these thin Nitro finishes is it will naturally relic out rather quickly and pro players who use this guitar every night will have a bona fide "relic" within a few years. The AVHR62 debuted in 2007 but you'll note the body date of Dec '06, with a neck from Jan '07. This is very common but my guess is this is one of the first to roll off the assembly line. This is a fantastic model and recommended for all the players who don't like small vintage frets and want a flatter fretboard plus the quiet output in positions 2 and 4 and tone control on the lead pickup  Includes G&G/Fender '62 Brown case, vintage strap, trem arm, and paperwork. Super player with a very cool broken-in look. $1700(SOLD-Mark M 4/12).

2005 Fender Showmaster QMT HH, (front  Duncans), (back), (side), (headstock), (heel/cutaway), (case). Killer looks and tone at a killer price. Showmasters have traditionally been Fender's upscale Strat, with the most radical departure being set-neck construction rather than the classic bolt-on. What strikes you immediately is the beautifully quilted maple top which is as nice as I've seen on this model. I've had a bunch of these including Maple quilt tops, Maple flame tops, Maple plain tops, and Bubinga flame tops, but the quilting on this one is a cut above. It’s so consistent, top to bottom, and the 2-piece top is bookmatched perfectly. The body also has a "carved" top which some call a "bent" top which means it's deeper in the center than it is toward the edges of the body. Other high-end features include a killer pair of Seymour Duncan humbucking pickups ('59 SH-1N RP Reverse Polarity in the neck and Pearly Gates SHPGP-1B in the bridge), locking tuners, 2-point synchronized tremolo with pop-in trem arm, large Abalone dot inlays, raised chrome logo, smoked chrome hardware, 24-fret maple neck (modern “C”) with jumbo frets, 15.75” fretboard radius, Graphite nut, rosewood fretboard, oversize strap buttons, and master volume and tone controls. Set up is superb and this flat neck is great for rock shredding which the pickups can cover virtually any type of music you want. The 5-way switching is nice touch, offering a good choice of humbucker and single coil combinations. Makes me wonder why any manufacturer would use a 3-way with Duncan pickups. Appears to be unplayed and it’s easily the cleanest one I’ve had since a batch of NOS models I had back in ’07. This guitar is both a work of art and killer axe. Yours for $599(SOLD-Pete 4/4).

2007 Gibson Faded SG Special, (front), (back), (headstock), (gigbag). No-frills classic 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 one, in "Worn Cherry" has the vintage vibe of a faded, well played 60s model, plus the neck and overall feel make it seem broken in the moment you play it. These Faded SGs were the best value in a USA Gibson SG and, again, the thin faded nitro finish makes for a better guitar from a tone point of view if you ask a builder. 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 most players will appreciate. Finish aside, it's very much a traditional SG, with all solid mahogany construction including body and neck, tune-o-matic bridge/stopbar tailpiece, and Alnico 490R and 490T humbuckers, controlled by dual volume and tone controls with 3-way selector. Neck profile is the slightly chunky 50's rounded style which isn't huge but deeper than the 60s. It’s a featherweight at just 6 lbs, 5.2 oz which makes it really fun to play. It wasn't played much but there are a few superficial dings here and there. It has a great set up with low action, no buzz, with a nice resonance. Last 10 on Reverb going back to early March '23 have averaged $959 (link). Get this one for $799 with original Gibson bag or $899(SOLD-Warren Y 4/19) with a quality Gibson hardshell case.

2022 Kramer Baretta Special w/Massive Upgrades, (front), (back), (headstock), (upgraded parts), (original parts). Best shredder you’ll ever find! This guitar was bought new expressly to completely upgrade it and make it into a pro quality axe. Virtually every important part has been upgraded including tremolo, tuners, pickup, pot, truss rod cover, and even the nut. The result was outstanding! The lowest action of any guitar we have in stock that looks great and sounds even better. The only original parts are the mahogany body, maple neck, and plastic backplate (not pictured but included). Original strap pins or shown but we can upgrade to Schaller or Dunlop locking pins at no cost. The original 80s Baretta was a shred machine, with a tremolo that would stay in tune, tuners that couldn't slip, and a single Duncan humbucker. Rather than the cost and hassle of routing the body for a Floyd this one had a simple replacement with what Brian G, local guitar hero, calls the "best trem ever," which is the Vega VT-1 trem ($259-$289) which required no modification but dive bombs and soars like a Floyd and stays in tune incredibly well. Unlike the stock trem, or any vintage trem, you're very limited on up-pull but this one goes to infinity, just like a Floyd. The Hipshot Grip-Lock barrel tuners ($110)lock the strings in place and are impervious to slipping, plus they're easier to turn than standard button tuners. The Seymour Duncan SH-6 Distortion ($98) is made specifically for rock music be it metal, thrash, gothic, classic, etc. The added nut ($25) is hand-cut to angles that allow for straighter pull from the nut to the tuner post and preventing strings from pinching and breakage. It also has a vintage Kramer metal knob and genuine 80s Kramer truss rod cover from my personal collection. In all there are over $500 (plus labor) worth of upgrades. Nobody would sink that kind of money into a guitar that didn't already play well and this one is 1 in 100 in terms of low action and shredability. It's truly impressive. Cosmetically it's seen very little use and is in beautiful shape. If you're looking for an entry-level guitar with the features of an expensive custom made axe, this is an easy choice at $450(SOLD-Dan W 4/3) and includes the installed upgrades AND original parts. Oh, did I mention it only weighs 6 lbs 9.4 oz!

Callaham Tele Bridge Assembly for American Standard and Knurled Distressed Tele Knobs. If  you're looking for a vintage bridge for your modern American Standard, here you go. Callaham quality highluster steel bridge with 3 stainless compensated saddles. Knobs are lathe-turned in house from solid brass with a heavy knurl that's patterned after early Broadcaster knobs. the design is a direct influence from Danny Gatton. Volume and tone swells are far easier than with any other knob while maintaining the vintage look. Drilled for 1/4" solid shaft pots. Bridge with these saddles available from Callaham for $149. These distressed knobs are available from Callaham for $67.75/pair. Instead of paying $216.75 for new parts get this bridge and knobs for $100 cheaper. $116.75.

Gretsch Truss Rod Cover. 3-ply black with long “T” from a Gretsch Syncromatic. $15.

Rickenbacker 620 Pickguard. From a 620 bi-level pickguard, this is the top level, single ply black. $15.

Fender Tele Pickguards: Chrome – Solid steel guard to keep out signal interference and look cool $25(SOLD-Terry A 3/29); Black or White – early 50s style single ply black with pickup mounted directly to body or 1997 American Standard 3-ply white with adjustment screw holes for pickup height $12.50/ea; Custom Graphic looks like bloodshot eyeball on 3-ply black $20.

Boss FV-100 Volume Pedal. From the 80s. Typical condition for its age but these things are like Energizer Bunnies and go forever. $35.

Roland FS-1 Footswitch. Single One of the best single-button switches ever, unchanged since it was first released in the 80's. Works every time and lasts for decades. Perfect for guitar amps or effects with external 1/4" jack functions. Nice shape, $15.

Amp Casters - 2 sets, (2nd set). One set uses separate inserts: Just drill 4 holes for the inserts, screw down inserts, and push in the casters. Other set you just drill a hole for the shaft and screw it down. $25 takes both sets.

Loaded Fender 50s Vintera Strat Pickguard. Excellent quality American Fender part with quality components throughout. Starts with Vintage-Style ’50s Single-Coil Hot Strat with an S-1 switch built into the volume knob to allow the bridge pickup to come into the circuit in all positions so you can choose neck/bridge or neck/middle/bridge with the push of a button. Pickups feature beveled Alnico 5 magnets for more focus and dynamics and are wound and calibrated for each position, vinyl-coated output wire and fiber bobbin, vintage output of around 5.5K, 5.9K, 6.0K (Neck to Bridge). Nice upgrade for most Strats, very clean shape, and just $135.

2022 Fender American Ultra Stratocaster HSS Ebony Fingerboard Ltd Ed Umbra Burst, (front), (back), (headstock), (beveled cutaway/neck joint), (case  cert.). Immaculate condition and the current Ltd. Ed. model with a flamed maple top in a rare finish and sleek, ebony fretboard. The American Ultra is 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 pickups (Ultra Noiseless Hot single coils and Ultra Double Tap humbucker in the bridge) , a compound radius fingerboard (10"-14"), Modern "D" neck, and S-1 switching on the humbucker that lets you choose a fat, searing humbucker tone or traditional Strat bridge single coil. 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. This model sells new for $2849 but get this one in perfect condition for $950 cheaper; just $1899. Includes Fender deluxe molded case, certificate, hang tags, and assorted paperwork.

1997 Brian Moore Custom C90, (front), (headstock  neck), (back), (contours), (paperwork), (case).  First USA model I've had in 4 years, which is odd considering Brian's custom shop was in upstate NY in nearby Brewster.  Brian Moore's Custom Shop guitars are world-class guitars by any standard. This is a truly stunning C90 with gorgeous quilted maple top in a lava pattern that looks great from any angle. The C90 echoes the unique features of the MC/1, utilizing the finest lightweight tone woods, for an instrument with natural sustain and a warm tone with loads of flexibility. Features include mahogany body with highly figured maple top, Seymour Duncan pickups (Alnico II neck, APS-2 middle, JB bridge) in a flexible HSH configuration, birdseye maple neck with rosewood board, gold hardware 25.5" scale, 15" radius, Sperzel locking tuners, stop bar/tuneomatic bridge (later this was renamed the C90T), BM's own sculpted headstock design and innovative recessed output jack, and extremely comfortable contoured body which just seems to "fit" the human body perfectly. The setup on this guitar is phenomenal, which you would expect on a guitar that was retailed for $2495...26 years ago. These guitars are equally at home playing country, rock, blues, or anything else, in fact there were several big name country endorsers. The quilted maple top on this guitar is really a cut above what most makers are using - would likely be a private stock on a PRS, and the neck has loads of birdseye, both of which lend feeling of elegance while holding this beauty. Includes Brian Moore case, color brochure, factory checklist, color catalog of celebrity endorsers for '98, and other documentation. Martin knows Brian well and he actually worked at the shop occasionally. He verified that these guitars were truly hand-made with band saws, pin routers, and a lot of elbow grease - absolutely no CNC machines. Discount price on this model was over $2K, which even in 1997 was very modest for a hand-made guitar, and probably one of the main reasons that you can no longer get Brian Moore custom shop guitars. This one was collector owned and is presented in stunning condition with just a slight bit of tarnishing to the hardware and I feel is a great value at $2150.  Includes Brian Moore case which form-fits the body, Dunlop strap locks, and a folder full of paperwork shown above.

Vintage 1980s BOSS Pedals – Made in Japan, (bottom).  Many players love these, collectors as well. The first 4 are in priced at the median price of the last 10 sold on Reverb according to their price guide. Keep in mind though that most of the Reverb ones were listed in “good or very good” condition and appear to have been real workhorses, i.e. cosmetically rough examples, whereas these are all in very good or excellent condition, with no beaters among them. Choose from: Boss SD-1 Super Overdrive $164.00; Boss DS-1 Distortion $149; Boss PS-2 Pitch Shifter/Delay $123. The following are priced 15% above the average Reverb price of Good-Very Good because they're in Excellent-Near Mint: Boss DC2 Dimension C - Museum Condition $284; Boss CS-1 Compression Sustainer - Museum Condition $110(SOLD-Tracy V 3/23); Boss OC-2 Octave - Museum Condition with box, manual, catalog $165(SOLD); PH-1r Phaser $157(SOLD); Boss BF-2 Flanger - Museum Condition $165(SOLD). 

Vintage 1980s IBANEZ 9-Series Pedals – Made in Japan, (bottom). Many players love these, collectors as well. All of these are in priced at the median price of the last 10 sold on Reverb according to their price guide. Keep in mind though that most of the Reverb ones were listed in “good or very good” condition and appear to have been real workhorses, i.e. cosmetically rough examples, whereas these are all in very good or excellent condition, with no beaters among them. Choose from: Ibanez CS9 Stereo Chorus $122(HOLD-Jeff 8/24), Ibanez CP9 Compressor/Limiter $94 (HOLD-Jeff 8/24), Ibanez AD9 Analog Delay $155(HOLD-Jeff 8/24), Ibanez FL9 Flanger $115(HOLD-Jeff 8/24), and Ibanez SM9 Super Metal $161(SOLD-Will K 4/12).

Yamaha A1R Dreadnought Cutaway Acoustic-electric w/Case, (front  label), (back), (binding), (headstock), (side/preamp), (case). Excellent quality for a great price. The A1R Dreadnought features a traditional great western dreadnought looks with a cutaway for better access to the upper frets, while using a solid Sitka spruce top, scalloped bracing, rosewood back and sides, and an African mahogany neck. Classic looks and a great combination that provides volume and articulation. For amplified tones it offers Yamaha's SRT pickup with their traditional System 66 preamp which offers volume, a built-in tuner, a 3-band EQ, and automatic midrange frequency control with slider. An endpin jack delivers the sound to your mixer or amp. The system sounds very good and should make it equally at home for stage or studio. Other features include a 15.75" radius, rosewood fretboard, 25.6" scale and 1 11/16" nut. A few nice cosmetic features include the lighter colored mahogany binding front and back, and multi-ply binding around the soundboard. Body is finished in a high gloss finish, with a satin finish on the neck. Frets are perfected finished up and down the neck. Just another example of China built quality for a fraction of USA prices. I'm not saying this guitar is Taylor or Martin quality, but at around 1/4 of the price it's a great guitar for the money. This model sells new for $679 everywhere, without a case or bag. Get this one for $499 with a hardshell case.

2011 Gibson Les Paul Special aka “Junior Special”, (front  bound neck), (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 a thin gloss nitrocellulose 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 beautiful shape with a nice low setup. 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 with a Gibson combo lock case that’s in nice shape with a replacement leather handle. Beautiful guitar for $1250(SOLD-Bob C 10/29).

2021 Kramer Baretta - Jumper Red, (front  Floyd), (headstock), (back). You guys and gals who have been following my site for 25 years know that I've had dozens of the original 80s Barettas. They were one of the guitars I lusted after when I couldn't afford them and was thrilled every time I got one in after my site when up. The Baretta was the ultimate in simplicity, stripped down to what an 80s metal player needs - a single humbucker, volume control, and double-locking tremolo. I'm here to tell you that this new model from Kramer holds its own when compared to the original model. It plays and sounds as good as some of the 80s American series, and better than the Japan-made Focus models. Sure, this reissue could have used an original German Floyd Rose but this Floyd Rose 1000 with R2 nut works nicely and kept the retail price well under $1K. Other features include a Seymour Duncan JB pickup (just like the 80s model) with push/pull on the volume control to select parallel/series output, single volume control, maple body (like some of the 80s, most were poplar), gloss finish, 25.5" scale with 1 5/8" R2 nut, 22-jumbo fret maple neck, and vintage hockey stick headstock with ca. '85 logo. Unlike the vintage models, I was impressed by the round-over on the fretboard on this model. It's ultra comfortable. Action is low and buzz-free and the Floyd easily does dive-bombs and warbles while staying in perfect tune. With a new one running $799, maybe consider this one. It's flawless, could be sold as new, and just $559.

2012 ESP Ltd EC-1000 Deluxe - Gold Andromeda, (color from side), (front), (back  beveled cutaway), (headstock), (pickups), (optional case). Perfect condition and one of the coolest finishes I've seen. Gold Andromeda looks like a burgundy from the front but transitions to metallic gold from an angle or in stage lighting. The EC-1000 has long remained the Cadillac of the ESP Ltd line and one of their most stunning models ever.  Best of all, it’s a true pro-line instrument with features such as *stainless steel frets*, locking tuners, ebony fretboard, quality pickups, TonePros locking bridge and tailpiece, set-neck construction, and uniquely contoured body. This guitar is immaculate with a setup that rivals any ESP I've had. The key to the tone is largely due to the Fishman Fluence Modern pickups which provide two unique, selectable voices via the push/pull tone pot. Other features include mahogany body with maple top, mahogany set-in neck, thin U-shaped neck profile, flag fretboard inlays, flat 13.7" radius, 24 extra jumbo frets, 24.75" scale, molded 1.650" nut, and locking tuners. With the ergonomic bevels and cutaway, as well as the very light weight (less than 7 lbs 4 oz), it's extremely comfortable to strap on and play, much better than a Les Paul in that regard. This model sells new for $1399 without a case or bag. Get this one, dead mint, for just $849 or I'll include a quality used TKL Canadian case for just $65 more.

Fender Princeton Recording Amp w/Upgraded Speaker, (panel), (back), (spkr/tube chart), (footswitch/acc.), (optional cover). Speaker is upgraded from Jensen C10R to a Celestion G10 Vintage, 80th Anniv. Special Edition ($109 new). From Fender's Pro Tube Series, a new take on one of the true quintessential studio recording amps.  Based on the blackface '65 Princeton Reverb, the Princeton Recording offers the great tone and dynamics of the original model, but with some modern features made specifically for the studio. The all-tube circuit and reverb circuitry is based on the '65 Princeton Reverb, but with 20 watts through a pair of 6V6's, and a 10" speaker, it gives you Fender's vintage tone with enough output for small gigs and rehearsals. Preamp tubes include three 12AX7’s and a 12AT7. The trans-impedance power attenuator lets you crank up the amp for full output tube overdrive and set the speaker volume as low as you want - all the way down to zero for headphone use. Other features include two classic onboard "stomp box" effects (overdrive and compression), genuine tube-driven Fender spring reverb by Accutronics, headphone output, speaker emulated XLR line output with level control and ground lift, speaker output jack (internal speaker may be disconnected for use with other 8-ohm enclosures), professional FX loop, and four-button footswitch. Effects are true bypass. Included is the 4-button footswitch that controls Overdrive, Compressor, Effects Loop, and Reverb.  When you break this amp down, it's a dead-on blackface Princeton Reverb circuit and top panel layout.  If that's the only sound you're looking for you'll be happy with it without even venturing below, to the lower control panel, which really provides a lot of versatility. This section controls a great sounding compressor that's also fairly quiet and is perfect for country licks, jazz, and fusion; a 3-knob distortion covers a very wide range and easily pushes the amp into rock and metal tones; and an attenuator that's good for any style of music. The Attenuator can give you want a classic blackface tone with the power tubes running full up but the sound level at bedroom volume. All in all, I am totally impressed by this amp. Here's a pretty good demo from Ballew's Music (link) and click here for full spec's from Fender.  This amp is in super clean condition; don't see a flaw anywhere. These were fairly expensive 13 years ago, selling new for $1399.  but this one's in perfect condition and just $799 including a great speaker upgrade. Also includes footswitch, long stage cable, and manual. Optional custom made cover (go to https://coveramp.com/manufacturers/FENDER-- ), is the finest one they make, "Padded in Front, Leatherette Fabric" selling for $114.75 new. I'm offering it, if desired, at 1/2 price, $57.

DiMarzio Satch Track DP425 Neck - Chrome. Cool looking chrome cover. 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 with plastic still on the pickup and yours for $65.

DiMarzio DLX Plus DP162 Neck. DiMarzio's humbucker that is built to fit into a soapbar or mini-hum route. Works equally well as a bridge pickup. DiMarzio calls it their take on the Yamaha Q100 found on high end Yamaha 1500 guitars. It's bright, never muddy, and has 4 conductor wiring if you want to split the coils, and a strong output of 13.8K. New cost is $109. This one's new, never installed, and just $69.

Boss RPH-10 Micro Rack Series Phaser, (descrip). The Micro Rack series was a very successful line of guitar/studio effects from boss in the 80s consisting of Phaser, Preamp/Parametric EQ, Digital Delay, Digital Sampler, Pitch Shifter, Chorus Ensemble, Panning Delay, OD/Distortion, Graphic EQ, Flanger, Digital Reverb, Comp/Limiter, and Power Supply; 13 pieces in all. Boss also built a thin rack that held 5 of them. They also made a tray that held two of them side by side for mounting in a regular 19" rack.  The RPH-10 Phaser features 12-stage phase shift circuits and 3 effects of 6, 10, or 12 stages are selectable via the Mode button on front. In/Out jacks are on the back with your choice of 1/4" or RCA. This is a good sounding unit with more versatility than your average pedal allows. They’re averaging $198 actual selling price on Reverb, all of which are listed as VG condition. I would grade this as excellent condition, priced at $179. Manual is downloadable here but you probably won't need it.

Digitech TRIO Band Creator, (#2). Two available! Cool tool for working on your chops, speed, and timing. 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. I have two of these, mint in the box, for $150 less than new, just $129.

Fulltone Deja 'Vibe MDV-3, (close-up). World class modulation effects pedal based on the vintage Univibe. The MDV-3 delivers the tone you're looking for plus much more tweaking and versatility. The "3" was the third and last version of this beautiful pedal and it offered more authenticity than any pedal before it. Fulltone went to great lengths to use components as close to the originals as possible, including cloning 1960s photocells to get the correct rise and fall times, it has no op-amps in the signal path, and even uses the same preamp transistor the original Univibe. It was engineered to run at 18V (twice a normal 9V pedal) which is why a power supply was included with these. The voltage doubler circuit to boost the voltage to provide more headroom and wider dynamic range. Hearing is believing so please check out this demo on YouTube. Robin Trower and Peter Frampton have been users of the MDV for years and now you can get that tone too. All Fulltones are steadily going up since they went out of business months ago. The average Reverb price for the last 10 sold this year is $373, with the nicest two getting nearly $500. Get this one, mint in the box with everything, for $399.

Crazy Tube Circuits Starlight Fuzz. This killer fuzz has been on the market for around 10 years without any updated versions. You can't improve something that you got right the first time. This pedal is superb for solos with a smooth and liquid fuzz-distortion. The Starlight combines JFET and MOSFET gain stages to cover a vast gain range with the right amount of sagging compression to give sustain and feedback for days without ever losing note definition. You can go from a low gain edgy overdrive to a thick and soaring fuzz distortion with fat mids and creamy highs. Need more? Just flip the gain switch for extra gain and high-mid presence endless harmonic bloom. Click here for a demo by the great Pete Thorn. Sells new for $189. This one is practically new and just $133. Could be the best fuzz you've ever heard.

MXR Phase 95 Mini. Simple to use and the best of two worlds as it features a switch to select your choice of the Phase 45 or Phase 90. There's another switch to chose modern or vintage (Script logo) tone. Save some space on your board with this great sounding mini. New cost is $99 but get this used one for $65. Includes box, manual, rubber feet.

Orange Micro Dark 20-watt Hybrid Head, (back). The Micro Dark is based on their wildly successful Dark series of amps and delivers killer high-gain tones in a simple and diminutive package. It actually packs a pretty good punch, delivering 20 watts through a hybrid circuit (tube preamp, solid state power amp). It's very easy to get around on with just three simple knobs that let you dial in clean tones or, what this baby was designed for, smoking high gain sounds. The shape control is very effective. Turning to the right for crispness with lots of mids and lows; turn to the left for a fuller mid-range honky tones. Weighing in at less than 3 lbs and literally the size of a lunch pail, it's a great amp for practice, studio, or even small gigs. Pairs well with any 8- or 16-ohm speaker cabinet and, a really nice touch, has a built in effects loop. There's also a 1/4" headphone output for private practice that’s also a line-out/emulated speaker out should you want to run direct to a mixer or bigger amp. Click here for a good quick demo from Laura Cox. Sells new for $199. This one is barely used, immaculate condition, and just $135.

JHS 3-Series Chorus. I've had a number of these and people love 'em. For details check ‘em out at JHS here. The 3-series are nicely 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. For video demo click here. Perfect condition in the box including manual, sticker, JHS pick, and JHS jacket pin. Just $65.

J Rockett Pedals Animal Overdrive, (pic2). Rare Blood Orange model. 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. Hand-wired and made in USA with top quality components and features true bypass. Click here for a good demo (incl clean/OD Tele sounds). Sold new from Rockett for $199. Get this one for $125.

Keeley Boss MT-2 with Twilight Zone Switch. Complete Hi-fidelity upgrade! Nothing like a heavy distortion channel that is produced well! Keeley designed this mod to have an Aural exciter built in for increased fidelity leads to better bass response and less harsh upper high-frequency. He eliminated every harsh sounding cap and replaced it with audiophile grade parts that let the midrange sparkle and breathe, with an increase in presence to take your tone over the edge. Integral to this mod is the 3-Way Toggle Switch to give you a sweet volume boost and a fatter tube like circuit designed into it. The toggle switch gives you three different distortion types. He created two different tube amp characteristics (switch to the right and to the center) has tube amp characteristics: huge power, increased harmonics, and better transparency. Lastly, the LED is changed to a cool blue color.  Keeley describes the stock MT-2 as sounding like "putting a blanket over your speaker cabinet", i.e. a dull, lifeless tone.  Click here for a YouTube demo where the difference is clear and click here for specs from Keeley.  The last 10 of these have sold for an average of $161 on Reverb. This one's in super clean condition and just $145.

2021 Gibson SG Standard '61, (front), (back), (headstock), (case). Made in the 50th year of the SG! A real beauty in Vintage Cherry, barely played and set up to perfection. We've been going through some SG's lately, both Gibson and Epi. In 1961, the Les Paul model as it was known in '52-'60 was discontinued in favor of the double cutaway/beveled edges model you see here and renamed the SG for “solid guitar”. This '61 model has all the styling of the vintage models including slim taper mahogany neck, trapezoid inlays, crown headstock emblem and a bound rosewood fingerboard. The lacquer-finished mahogany body features deeply sculpted body scarfing, a 5-ply teardrop pickguard and a 22nd-fret neck joint with nickel-plated hardware includes a classic ABR-1 bridge and dual-line, single-ring keystone tuners. Gibson's pickups for this model were voiced especially for the '61 and include the 61R and 61T humbuckers which are more aggressive than most Gibson humbuckers, but clean up nicely with the volume dialed back. Electronics also features audio taper pots orange drop capacitors. For me, I've always found SG's fun to play. They're very lightweight, easy to play in the upper register, and the slim neck seems to make me faster somehow. With a new '61 running $1999, why not save some cash and get this beautiful 2021 model, with a fantastic in-house setup, for $1399(SOLD-Jon C 6/15). Includes similarly clean original brown Gibson case.

2022 Epiphone Slash Les Paul Standard November Burst, (front), (back), (headstock), (case). The Slash is part of the new Inspired by Gibson collection and features a mahogany body with a AAA maple veneer, 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 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. My customer paid $999 for this a few months ago but his daughter's hand was too small to be a comfortable fit so it's seen only an hour or so use; "as new" condition. Just $599 and includes a genuine "Slash" case as well as bumper sticker, warranty tag, etc.

2020 Fender Flea Jazz Bass - Road Worn, (front  stacked knobs), (back), (headstock), (side), (gigbag/etc.).  Love the Roadworn process, which gives you to look, vibe, and feel of an expensive vintage model for a fraction of the cost. This Flea model is based on his '61 Jazz Bass including the alder body with Shell Pink color, one of the great pastels from the 60s, finished in nitrocellulose finish. It includes Vintage '64 J Bass pickups for that classic single-coil bass tone, controlled by a pair of stacked knobs (Vol/Tone X 2). The neck has a very natural feel including the vintage 7.25" rosewood radius and classic C-shaped profile, 1.5" nut width, synthetic bone nut and aged white dot inlays. The vintage hardware includes bridge with 4 threaded steel barrel saddles and vintage tuners, all aged nicely. It plays with ease with no buzz with a very lively acoustic tone. This bass sells new for $1549. This one has seen perhaps 2 hours of use and is in "worn mint" condition for $1079. Included is original deluxe gigbag, hangtags and all paperwork, or substitute Gator hardshell ($119 new) for $65.

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 less than ˝ new, just $135.

Doug’s Custom Strats: Just got in 5 really cool custom-built Strats from one of the area’s best guitar techs. Warmoth and MJT bodies and necks with Harmonic Design pickups, Hipshot locking tuners, and narrow 2 1/16” bridge plate spacing with Tusq saddles. This keeps the string slightly farther from the fretboard edge. Some are light-medium relic, some NOS condition. Average price of parts on these is around $1200 with case, not counting pro assembly of $300. They will be selling for $750-$850 in the coming days. (HOLD: Ocean Turq-Kenny M.)

2013 Fender Squier Vintage Modified '70s Jazz Bass - Sunburst - Lefty, (front), (back), (headstock), (optional case). Get that classic ‘70s Fender vibe for easy money. You get the classic 3-tone sunburst finish over an alder body with classic black block inlays over a maple fretboard and neck. This is a good sounding bass via a pair of Fender-designed pickups with a master tone control and individual volume control so you can blend the pickups to taste. It has the pronounced midrange that we love Jazz's for; really cuts through the mix without fighting the toms and kick drum. With both of the pickups turned up it's actually a humbucker with all the fatness and whisper quiet. Other features include slim "C"-shaped neck with vintage gloss tint, black neck binding, 9.5" radius fretboard, 20 medium jumbo frets, 4-ply black pickguard, four-saddle bridge, knurled chrome control knobs, and vintage open-gear tuners. The set up is low and especially comfortable with a fresh set of tape-wound Black Beauty strings that are easy on the fingers. Collector owned and offered in pristine condition. They stopped making the VM 70's Jazz a few years ago but the current Squier Classic Vibe looks identical and runs $449. Why get one with just a factory set up when you can have this one with a true pro setup for just $285. Add a perfect current model Fender case ($249 new) for just $149 if needed.

2013 Fender Squier Vintage Modified ‘60s Jazz Bass - Natural - Lefty, (front), (back), (headstock), (optional case). Like rosewood boards instead of maple? Other than the block inlays and maple board of the 70’s above, all other specs are the same on this one other than pickups and the tortoise pickguard. This one has a pair of Duncan Designed Jazz pickups. Pickups and tone are a matter of taste and you’ll find an equal number of people who prefer the Fender Designed over the Duncan Designed. Same great set up. Same stellar condition. Why get one with just a factory set up when you can have this one with a true pro setup for just $285. Add a perfect current model Fender case ($249 new) for just $149 if needed.

2007 Ibanez Soundgear SR-500L Bass - Lefty, (front), (back), (headstock/neck), (optional case). Typical Ibanez bass quality with superior design, playability and components. It starts with a sleek mahogany body, attached to a 5-piece Wenge/Bubinga neck that's thin and very fast, and designed to be impervious to warping with a minimum of seasonal changes. The body is ergonomically designed to fit the contours of your body and the bass just seems to hang at the right 3/4 angle naturally. Tone is where this one shines and that's thanks to a quality USA Bartollini electronics suite consisting of a Bartollini MK1 Vari-Mid EQ (with sweepable mids) wired to a pair of Bartollini MK1 pickups. The Accu-Cast B20 bridge is high mass, contributing to superior sustain and precision, while a quality set of Ibanez tuners keep it nicely in tune for all four sets. The 24 medium fret fingerboard is outfitted with oval abalone inlays. Cosmetically there's very little wear but a few very minor scrapes and dings (we'll touch up at no cost) and the hardware is a bit tarnished. Frets are perfect. If you're a fan of low action and fast necks you'll love the way this one plays. I've had a number of higher end Soundgear basses and I noted no falloff of quality when production moved from Japan to Korea in the early '00s and their popularity made them world's best selling basses by the mid 2000s. These are now made in Indonesia but most players would prefer the earlier MIJ/MIK models especially for the Bartollini electronics. Get this one for $399 or, if you need a case, we'll include a clean Ibanez WB250C case ($189 online) for just $89 more.

2011 Warwick Rockbass Streamer - Lefty, (front  bridge), (back), (headstock  neck), (optional case). The Rockbass line was started to offer a real Warwick bass with quality components and the same comfortable body and neck, at a more affordable bass. Although these sell for just $899 new, they're in a different league than other Asian lines. The Rockbass Streamer starts with a Carolena body in Warwick's ultra-comfortable curved body shape with high gloss black finish paired to a maple neck with Ekanga strips for added strength and stability. Neck features a very thick rosewood fingerboard with 24 jumbo, flat 20" radius, and a Just-A-Nut III nut. Electronics consist of a great-sounding pair of MEC vintage humbucking pickups controlled by individual volume controls and master tone. Hardware consists of 2-piece Warwick bridge, metal dome knobs, Warwick strap pins, and Warwick tuning machines. Offered in excellent condition with superb action, at a bargain price of $399 plus $49 (was $119 new) for a nice Gator hardshell case if you need it.

ca. 1986 Kramer Focus 7000 Bass - Lefty, (front  bridge), (back), (headstock), (case). Fairly rare model, especially in a lefty, made for around a year in the mid-80s in Japan by ESP. These were very good quality basses and top of the line after Kramer discontinued their USA bass line around the time these came out. My first good bass back in my hair metal days in the 80s was a candy red Focus 7000 which I used for a year before I switched to a fairly rare Kramer Pioneer that I thought looked cooler. These Focus basses were basically souped-up P-basses, with a wide variety of tones via their dual J pickups in the bridge and split P in the middle, with a mini-switch to split the J pickup and another one for a 3-way pickup selector. The Schaller high mass bridge was always a favorite and was designed along the lines of a Badass, contributing to increased sustain and playing comfort. This bass is in nice shape for 35+ years, plays great, and sounds very good. It even includes the original Kramer case (not as clean as the bass). Yours for $450.

2018 Gibson Thunderbird IV - Lefty, (front), (back), (headstock), (bridge), (case  acc.). Classic 60's look and a superb player thanks to factory Plek which uses a computer to dress the frets resulting in action as low as you want it. Bass counterpart to the Firebird guitar series with the same classic "reverse" body with neck-thru construction. The Thunderbird debuted in 1963 with the original Firebird guitar series. Whether on the vintage market or among players, the Thunderbird is the most highly respected of all Gibson basses. After a short initial run in the 60's, this model was reissued in 1987 with original reverse body styling and TB Plus ceramic magnet humbuckers. A tone monster and probably be best sound of all of Gibson's basses, due in part to its 9-ply mahogany-and-walnut neck that extends through the body. Also features Mahogany wings, rosewood fretboard, black chrome hardware, black top-hat knobs with inserts, Grover tuners, and a full-contact Babicz bridge that offers sustain and stability much better than the 60's type bridge. It's high-gloss Nitrocellulose lacquer finish looks stunning and enhances tone. There are very few of these on the used market and this is the first one I've had in many years and the first lefty ever.  It's absolutely perfect and wouldn't look out of place hanging among new guitars at your local store. Great sounding with a growl that nobody will ever mistake for a P or J bass. These basses hold their value well. The last 10 sold on Reverb averaged $1717 (link) which included most in lesser condition. This one has no flaws I could spot and is an excellent example of this iconic bass. Yours for $1599. Includes brown Gibson case is in similar stellar condition with Gibson bench tool, polishing cloth, manual, warranty, etc.

2017 Lefty Schecter Stiletto Session 5 Bass Guitar - Aged Natural Satin, (front), (back), (headstock  3pc), (case). A real bassist’s bass with comfort, versatility, and great tone. The heart of the sound is an 18V active system consisting of EMG-40DC (Dual Coil) and EMG-40J pickups, controlled by Volume, Blend control, and EMG 3-band active EQ system with cut/boost controls for bass-mid-treb. 9V access plate is mounted on back. The body is a lovely piece of satin-finished swamp ash that's both lightweight and beautifully grained. The body features comfort contours on all edges so it's as comfortable to sit and play as it is to strap on. The C-shaped maple neck is a 3-piece quartersawn for maximum strength and sports ebony side block inlays, 35" scale, Schecter tuners, 24 narrow X-jumbo frets, 12" radius, GraphTech black Tusq nut, 1.771" nut width, and 2-way adjustable truss rod. It's fairly slim for a 5-string measuring .826"/.905" at the 1st/12th frets and features 6-screw attachment to the body. Hardware is black consisting of Grover tuners, metal knurled knobs w/set screw, and Schecter Custom bridge that can be strung string-thru or top load. It plays with ease with low action and a nice tight low-B string. This is a quality bass made at the top factory in Korea at World Music Instrument, the same factory that made PRS SE's and ESP/Ltd 1000-series. New price on the 5-string lefty with deluxe Schecter SGR-5SB case was $1178 ($949 bass/$229 case). Save $500 and get this immaculate set for just $678.

Jackson X-Series Signature David Ellefson Concert Bass CBX IV - Quicksilver, (front), (back), (headstock  inlays), (strap), (optional case). Note - strung lefty in the pics but it’s actually a righty – can ship either way. Designed in conjunction with one of the OG's of thrash metal—highly, David Ellefson of Megadeth. The Signature David Ellefson Concert has his personal touches and is loaded with some high end features that make the tone among the best in the price range. Its redesigned ergonomic contours allow top-notch playability with the upper contour providing a comfortably stable anchor for pick or fingerstyle playing, while the lower contour provides perfect balance when propped on a knee when using a monitor stands. It's neck is among the best and fastest you'll find with a 12”-16” compound radius; the rosewood fingerboard flattens out as you move up the neck for increased playing comfort and speedy articulation. A pair of thunderous EMG HZ35 active humbuckers while an active 3-band EQ dials a perfect tone for the song. 4 of the knobs are center detented to help you dial in dead center with a blend knob allowing you to mix the pickups to your taste. A Jackson HiMass 4-string bridge sharpens the attack for extra punch and clarity while adding sustain. A Jackson floppy/pointy headstock, 4-in-line tuners, all-black hardware, sharkfin inlays and black hardware give it a look that's unmistakable Jackson Concert. Other features include Jackson die-cast sealed tuning machines, durable gloss finish and single ply white neck binding. Finally, there's a white "Radiation" logo and Ellefson’s signature embossed on the truss rod cover. This model sells new for $649 and other than an extra strap pin hole to allow lefty playing, it's in immaculate condition. With a new one running $649 this is a sweet deal on a super clean used one at $399, including a matching silver Dunlop strap. Need a case? Add the Gator Lightweight Polyfoam case ($129/new) for 1/2 price, just $65.

Lace Sensor Strat Set - Purple/Emerald/Lt Blue. I love Laces. Since the first Strat Plus I got in the 80s I've found them to be a perfect blend of vintage tone and quiet operation. Lace Micro Combs replace traditional bobbins, yielding a wider tonal range and better string balance than traditional pickups, plus they're non-magnetic so no string pull for more sustain. The Purple has a hot overwound single coil tone and falls between a Burgundy and Blue Sensor, designed for bridge or a P-90-type tone in the neck, measuring 10.5k. The Light Blue is warm and punchy, and works well as a Jazz & Blues neck pickup  but also sounds great as a middle measuring 8.0k. The Emerald is noted for its Texas-inspired tone and twang…without the noise! Excellent for all Country applications, and really sings in the neck or middle position with a vintage output of 5.7k. This set is prewired together and cut to proper length for a Strat guard. These run $79/ea from Lace but get these for just $125/all.

Callaham Tele Bridge Assembly. Direct replacement for American Standard, American Series, American Deluxe, American Ultra players wanting a vintage 3 saddle bridge sound. Includes 3 brass compensated saddles and body mounting screws. Bought at Chicago Music for $135. Get it now for $85.

Line 6 Bass POD Pro, (close-up), (back). The Bass POD Pro delivers the most sought-after bass amp tones, including the Ampeg SVT and B-15, the Marshall Major and Plexi Super Bass, SWR ,Versatone and the Vox AC 100 - plus a large array of cabinet models and digital effects.  In all, it features 16 Bass Amp Models,15 Bass Cabinet Models, and A.I.R., which is Line 6's proprietary technique for simulating the complex interaction of microphones and speaker cabinets.  Sixteen digital effect combinations, specifically designed for bass, include Distortions, Phasers, Flanger, Envelope Follower and Octave Divider.  The amp/cab combinations can be used as is, or mixed and matched to create custom sounds.  36 programmable channels are provided for storage of custom amp/cabs/effects.  I've heard bassists that have used this amp straight into the board at clubs and it sounds spectacular and it's very well known for being a world-class studio preamp. With this unit in the studio, you'll have the capability to nail any bass tone ever recorded or add a power amp and nail it live. Back in the day these sold in stores for $599 ($800 list) and they’ve sold for an average of $245 in Good-Ex condition on Reverb (link), and $314 in Ex Cond. This one is super clean and a lot of power for stage and studio for $229.

Lindy Fralin 8K/9K Humbucker Set. Vintage output of 8K and 9K (bridge), these should appeal to purists who want that original 'Burst tone.  Current Pure PAF set is running $340 but get this older 8K/9K pair for $185(HOLD-Dan H 6/19).

1982 Fender Full Product Catalog, (pic2). First year for the USA Vintage Series guitars and basses plus The Strat (and Walnut Strat), Lead Series, USA Bullet and Bullet Deluxe, Precision Special, colors and specs, cool tube and solid state blackface amps, accessories, and more. 41 pages. Good condition. $40.

Fender Blues Junior 1X12 Tube Combo, (top), (panel), (back). (Note that pics were taken before amp was cleaned up.) One-owner amp from a NJ customer who just had it gone over by his neighbor, amp guru Andy Fuchs, who replaced the reverb tank and brought it up to specs. These amps are highly regarded as a quality club amp and one of the best grab-and-go amps for the money. The Blues Junior is an all tube combo with a pair of EL84's delivering a very loud 15 watts, perfect for home or studio, with a trio of 12AX7's in the preamp section.  It comes with plenty of tone shaping with bass - middle - treble controls, with a "Fat" switch (also selectable via optional 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 reverb tone.  Rather than a 10" speaker you'll find in most comparably sized combos, Fender used a 12" Fender/Eminence that makes it sound larger than it looks. Also features extension speaker jack, should you want to run a larger rig. 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. A new Blues Jr IV is running $749 but you can get this nice used original model for $475.

OFF-HOLD: 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. Includes new Gator GTSA case ($199) and all the stuff pictured including back plate that has never been installed.

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. The VTB1 incorporates 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. 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). The VTB-1 allows you the most flexibility of any mic pre in this price class. These sold new for $199 but this one's mint and just $89(SOLD-Allan G 11/29).

Fender Champion 100 2X12 Combo, (panel), (top), (back  spkrs), (footswitch). Maximum bang for the buck in this blackface-inspired 100-watt combo with two channels and selectable amp voicings to give you everything from classic Fender cleans to modern high gain and crunch. It also features built-in effects (selectable for each channel) including reverb, delay/echo, chorus, tremolo, Vibratone, and more. It even features an effects loop for your favorite effects, which is a welcomed feature on any amp. Channel 1 is for classic Fender clean tones based on amps like the Twin Reverb - Channel 2 two has selectable amp voicings to dial in any type of rock, blues, metal, country, jazz, etc. Other features include 1/8" AUX In, Footswitch (included) that selects channel and effects on/off, 1/8" headphone output. A pair of 12" Fender Special Design speakers handle all the power this amp puts out. Best of all it only weighs 40 lbs. which is light for a 2X12 and is even more remarkable considering the cabinet is a 7-Ply 3/4" Medium-Density Fiberboard. A combo like this is ideal for a player who isn't rich and needs an amp for practice, studios, rehearsals, and gigs. These amps sell new at Sweetwater and all the other major stores for $399. This one isn't the cleanest one I've seen with the worst flaw being a tear on the left side covering (shown here) but it works fine and is a truly killer deal on a 100W 2X12 at just $149. Local sale desired, or trade for an import Fender/Epi/etc. of course.

Superscope EC-1 Electret Condenser Mic. This is an oldie, probably 70s or earlier. It’s made by Marantz, one of the top makers of stereo gear back in the day. I used a similar mic in my early recording days. Yours for $8. Includes pictured “stand”.

Rickenbacker Leather Strap. Great addition for your vintage Rick. Not much use and pretty nice shape. $29(was “lost” but might be here somewhere).

Seymour Duncan SH-2N Jazz Neck Zebra. Don't be fooled by the "Jazz" name, this 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.  New cost is $99. This one's in nice shape for $59.

DiMarzio DP408W Virtual Vintage '54 Pro. Popular Strat pickups, the '54 Pro has a fat “woody” tone, with a compressed when picked hard. Blues players like the way it fattens up solos, particularly in the bridge position. It's also good in the neck and middle positions to warm up bright-sounding guitars. Like all the Virtual Vintage pickups it's dead quiet. New cost $89.99. This clean used one is just $49.99.

OFF-HOLD: 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 and I’ll include all original and upgraded parts as well as original case (has some scratches on it) and certificate.

Gibson Deluxe Les Paul 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.

Mojotone '59 Clone Set with Aged Nickel. Quality pickups with the look and tone of the classic '59 PAF and built with all American parts. Features unbraided leads, '59 spec butyrate bobbins, '59 spec long leg frame, custom vintage spec plain enamel wire, custom Alnico 4 cast magnets, maple spacers, correct vintage 49.2mm string spacing, vintage spec screws, and vintage spec slugs. 7.4/8.2K (neck/bridge) output. Sells with the aged covers ($22/ea) for $272/pair. Get this set for just $160(HOLD-Brian N 1/25).

TC Electronic Hall of Fame Reverb 2. As new in box. The new V2 model with some cool enhancements over the original. These are a great choice for amps that don't have onboard reverb, or anyone looking for more versatility in their reverb. The HOF2 features 10 Reverb types (Room, Hall, Spring, Plate, Church, Shimmer, Mod, Lofi, and 3 presents from your own Tone Prints), with controls for Level, Decay and Tone. It features stereo 1/4" ins and outs, and offers true Bypass or Buffered Bypass switch and Kill-Dry on/off. Runs on power supply or 9V battery. The power button is also used for the innovative Mash feature. In addition to toggling the reverb effect, this pressure-sensitive footswitch can be used in a similar fashion to an expression pedal to swell the reverb in and out dynamically, or assign other reverb parameters to the Mash switch for even more creativity. It’s equipped with TC’s popular Tone Print technology (link) where your phone app lets you download settings by some hot artists, or create Tone Prints of your own. Click here for a demo. Sells new for $159 but this one’s “as new” in the box for $109.

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. This one’s mint except for some very neat Velcro on the bottom. $89.

OFF HOLD: 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.

2022 Epiphone 1961 SG Standard - Pelham Blue, (front), (back), (headstock). We’ve raved about these new "Inspired by Gibson” models for almost a year and they’re the nicest guitars Epiphone has designed and built in two decades. This time we’ve got the early model SG which came on the heels of the model known commonly as the Les Paul/SG that we sold a few weeks ago. As it has since '61, this model features a solid mahogany body and neck with dual Alnico pickups, trapezoid fretboard inlays and single-ply cream binding. This is nicely designed model and features ProBucker pickups which are based on Burstbucker 2 & 3 pickups and vintage PAF's, CTS potentiometers, one-piece mahogany 60's Slim Taper D neck, Laurel fretboard with pearloid trapezoid inlays, Epiphone LockTone Tuneomatic bridge with Stop Bar tailpiece, black Top Hat knobs with inserts, Epiphone Deluxe vintage tuners, GraphTech nut, and nickel-plated hardware. This guitar is in perfect cosmetic condition and plays as nice as it looks. Don't buy new when you can get this one with a superb set up for much less. Just $379. I have various used Gibson cases available from around $125.

Reunion Blues RBX Electric Guitar Bag, (inside stock pic). Same series as the double bag below. RBX features a lightweight multi-layer foam surround with impact panels and a dense foam neck cradle and end-pin rest that keeps the guitar safe and secure. Also features padded backpack straps, an integrated subway grip, and Reunion Blues signature Zero G handle. Low profile pocket includes a cable loop and organizer. Sells new for $169 but this clean used one's just $109.

1996 Fender Squier Vista Venus 12 - MIJ, (front), (back  serial), (headstock).  I'm always excited to get in a Vista Series, which were produced by Fender Japan for a brief period in the late-90's. The series consisted of the Supersonic and Jagmaster both dual humbucker guitars, and the unique split-single coil Venus, which was offered in 6- and 12-string models. Although not officially a signature model, it was co-designed by the Custom Shop and Courtney Love (Hole), who played a Venus on stage for years. Features include solid basswood body, 25.5" scale maple neck, bound neck with 22 frets, rosewood fretboard, 2 Special Design Seymour Duncan Split Single Coil Pickups, 3-way selector, master volume and tone controls, special 12-saddle bridge with strings-thru-body, large white pearl pickguard, and nickel Gotoh vintage tuners. The Vista was introduced in '96 and they were gone during '98, which is a shame because they were excellent quality guitars. I personally think Fender could have done much better by leaving off the Squier moniker since the $699 list price 25 years ago put it well above models like the Mexican Standard series. The way this body was designed the length of the guitar is around 4" shorter than most Fenders, although it's still a full 25.5" scale, which makes it easier to get around on for smaller players.  It has seen very little use and has perfect frets, a fantastic setup, and a quality jangly tone that's definitely good enough for the stage. Cosmetically it has a few clearcoat scratches which we’ll attempt to buff out but no fret wear and a great playing neck.  Prices on all Vistas have been strong for many years and 5 of the last 10 sold on Reverb for over $900 (link). For a Fender Japan 12-string I think these are incredible values, especially at $850.

2018 Charvel Pro-Mod DK24 HH 2PT - Chlorine Burst, (front), (back w/flash), (headstock), (case). A real beauty with a perfect quilted maple top finished in Chlorine Burst. One upgrade on this one – an FU-Tone brass trem block ($50 from FU-Tone), which enhances sustain. Unlike the Floyd models and Non-trems I've had recently, this model features the Gotoh Custom 510 2-point vintage tremolo, which is nicely recessed with a low profile. For players who don't lean on a trem like Steve Vai and don't need a double-locking Floyd, this one, combined with quality locking tuners, does the job without the hassle of a Floyd and stays in tune better than most Fender vintage trems. It also features the new caramelized (baked) maple neck which is the ultimate in sleek, soft feel, much like oil-rubbed necks of yesteryear. These Pro-Mods offer an affordable, high quality Jackson Dinky with all the bells and whistles of the more expensive USA models and provide much the same vibe as the original ‘80’s models made famous by Warren DeMartini and others. Charvel uses some great pickups in these, namely a Duncan SH-10 Full Shred in the bridge and a Duncan Alnico Pro II in the neck - allowing a wide variety of tone and good response to playing style and volume control. The Full Shred SH-10 is noted for a big, focused low end with incredible sustain while the Alnico Pro is has a very wide range with crisp highs and smooth lows. In addition to a 5-way switch for both single coil and humbucker tone choices, it offers a mini-switch to series/parallel operation. A heel-mounted spoke wheel allows easy truss rod adjustments while four heavy-duty bolts provide excellent energy transfer from the neck to body. Note also the sculpted heel which allows easy access to the upper register. The Charvel Speed Neck has 24 jumbo and a pair of graphite reinforcement rods to make it as stable as a neck can be. The rolled fingerboard edges give it a nice broken-in feel and seems to allow me to play a bit faster. The neck is a compound radius (12" to 16") with a hand-rubbed urethane finish. I especially like the output jack location, on the back of the guitar and facing up to prevent accidental pullout when someone steps on your cable. Superb condition all over with perfect frets and a fantastic low setup. This model sells new for $1199 without case or $1419.98 if you add-on the Charvel/ATA case, and $1469 if you buy an FU block. Get this beautiful barely touched used one, set up to perfection, including a $219.99 Charvel case, all for $999.

Early 80’s Kramer “Flicker” Tremolo. The ESP Flicker trem was available as an option on early wood neck Kramer guitars and offered a better alternative to the vintage trems that were being used at the time. Made in Japan, the Flicker was a good quality non-locking fulcrum type trem that pivoted on a forebar set in front with four screws. The forebar and screws are included, as well as the original trem arm. These were used during the early 80's and by '84 they were history. Also used on some ESP guitars of course. Not many of these in circulation. Get this one for $135.

Kramer ’83 Neck Plate. B-serial with wide spacing dates it from early ’81 to early ’83. Nice shape as vintage plates go. $75.

Ca. ’83 Kramer Pacer (Schaller) Pickups. Taken from an ’83 Pacer and, oddly, both neck and bridge pickups are labeled “bridge”. Could be an anomaly, could have been factory. I probably have a correct neck pickup if you want it regardless. Includes original pickup rings. $140/pair.

Kramer Pacer Wiring Harness. Includes 3 pots, knobs, and 3-way switch. Prewired. $40.

SKB Les Paul Case 1SKB-56. Great protection for your prized axe with full length neck support, bumper protected valance, injection molded feet, indestructible cushioned rubber over-molded handle, and rigid EPS foam interiors to keep guitar from slipping. Also features strong ATA latches, plush lining and a large accessories compartment. Fits Gibson Les Paul plus ESP/LTD EC and Eclipse, Gibson Melody Maker, Ibanez AR C/T/X series, PRS S/C Santana, Washburn Idol, and Yamaha AES and SBG. Sells new for $219.99. This one is very nice and priced $100 cheaper, just $119.99.

2011 Gibson Custom SG Melody Maker - Black Satin, (front  pickup), (back), (headstock  repair), (gigbag). Excellent buy for the buck for anyone looking for a classic rock axe. This one has a few custom features, most notably a Seymour Duncan P-Rails pickup, connected to a mini 3-way switch and mounted on a white pearl pickguard. The P-Rails combines a Hot Rails Strat pickup, Vintage P90, or combined for a fat humbucker tone; 3 great tones in a single pickup. This guitar is very reminiscent of the old SG Juniors with its single pickup and wraparound tailpiece. Features include Black finish with what Gibson calls a textured satin finish, mahogany body and neck, narrow Coke Bottle style headstock with Gibson deluxe tuners, single humbucker route, vintage wraparound tailpiece and very comfortable Melody Maker neck profile that's nicely rounded but not at all fat. I need to mention that Martin did a headstock repair (thanks UPS!) but it turned out beautifully and Martin says his repair should be the strongest area on this neck now. Set up is low and buzz-free and with this pickup you'll have more tonal options than most dual-pickup guitars. Cosmetically it's in beautiful shape. Very cool guitar for just $650. Includes original gigbag.

DiMarzio Illuminator N and Transition Neck – Aged Covers. Illuminator DP256 is John Petrucci’s signature model; the Transition DP254 is the Steve Lukather signature model. They sell new for $89.99 and 99.99, respectively. Get these WITH some cool aged covers for just $55 (Illuminator) or $60 (Transition).

DiMarzio Air Classic Neck – Aged Cover.

DiMarzio DP190 and DP190 Air Classic Bridge and Neck – Aged Covers. Sell new for $89.99 without covers. Get these with cool aged covers for just $59/each ($118/pair).

DiMarzio DP223 PAF 36th Anniv. Neck and DP275 PAF 36th Anniv. Bridge – Aged Covers. Sells new for $99.99/each without covers. Get these with cool aged covers for $125/pair.

PRS SE Zebra Humbucker Set. Quality Korean made pickups removed from a Santana SE. Features Alnico 5 magnets with slightly hotter than vintage output at around 8/9K ohms neck/bridge. $39 takes the set.

Peavey XR8600 Powered Mixer - 1200W, (stock pic). Nice compact mixer/amp that's great for band rehearsals and small clubs but that doesn't mean it has limited features. With 8 microphone and 10 line inputs, the XR 8600 comes well-equipped to handle a variety of live sound applications. An on-board digital effects processor with effect send knobs on every channel allow you to sweeten the sound where it's needed. It also features 1200 watts of power which you can distribute to 600W in the mains and 600W in the monitors, or send all 1200W to the mains. Mains and monitors also have independent 7-band graphic EQ sections. There are balanced XLR and 1/4" inputs on 7 of the channels and every channel has 3-band EQ as well as individual monitor and effects knobs (which you can use as 2 monitor or 2 effects if desired). The amplifier outputs are Neutrik Speakon combo jacks. There is also an integrated feedback locating system which will illuminate the offending frequency on the graphic EQ so you can quickly dial it back and built-in digital effects, 16 in all, with enhancers, doublers, reverbs and delays. Easy to load in plus simple enough to set up your entire PA in 15 minutes. If you want a complete system with Mackie monitors and Peavey mains, see listings below. This unit sold new for $679. Get this one, fully working, for just $250. Manual is downloadable here.

Peavey PVX Speakers with Stands, (stock pic). Peavey has long built quality PA gear. My band started with nearly all Peavey gear and it sounded great, and worked perfectly night after night. The recent PVX series loudspeakers deliver excellent sound quality by using advanced materials such as the roadworthy molded polypropylene exterior. Lightweight, durable and weather resistant, these two-way speaker systems will handle more than 400 watts continuous power with 800 watts peak power. They feature heavy-duty woofers with 2-3/8" voice coils. The PVX 15 also has a 1.4" titanium diaphragm compression driver coupled to a constant directivity horn. Peavey's Quadratic Throat Waveguide(TM) Technology makes the sound more focused, ensuring louder performance with less likelihood of unwanted feedback. These sell new for $499/each; $998 a pair. Get this pair for 1/3 of that PLUS included are some heavy duty stands to elevate your sound for max coverage AND long speaker cables, over $100 worth of accessories. Just $329 takes the pair with stands and cables. Cannot ship these but is located in nearby Niskayuna NY where I can arrange a local pickup.

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. Mackie 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.

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.

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 8-IN/4-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, recently discounted to $599 on sale. This one has seen an hour of use and is in "as new" condition in the box for just $399(HOLD-Jon C 9/6).

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(BOTH SOLD – James S 12/20).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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(HOLD-Bill S 3/20).

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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 rosewood 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.

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(SOLD-Brian N 1/13).

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.

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(HOLD-Jon C 9/21/23).

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. Note: This lot sold but I have another hand-signed poster available (and only the poster) for $20 if you’d like it. I also have some Jackson Browne stuff if anyone’s interested.

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: 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.

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 Ľ” 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.

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.

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 ˝” 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).

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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 ˝ 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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, Ľ” 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(SOLD – apparently…).

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.

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.

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.

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 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 Ľ” 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.

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.

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 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.

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.  Last 7 sold on Reverb (Nov ’22 – Jun ’23) three of which were VG cond have averaged $908. Get this beautiful example for $100 cheaper, just $799(SOLD-Scott G 6/21/23) and 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).

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.

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.

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).

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 $4150(HOLD-Jim P 5/4). 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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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 Ľ” 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.

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.

Fender '65 Princeton Reverb Combo, (panel), (back  panel), (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 Jensen C10R 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(Tent. Hold – Dan P 4/11/23). 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. 

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.

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 Ľ” 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.

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.

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.

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 ľ” 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.

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.

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.

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(HOLD-Tom L 3/3) 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.

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). 

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.

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(HOLD-Vance 11/18). Includes case key and trem arm.

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.

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 RT (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 ˝ 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 ˝ 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.

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.

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.

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 Ľ” 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.

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.

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.

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 Ľ” 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 ˝ the price of a new one - $65 takes it.

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.

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(HOLD-Bruce C local 2/14), 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.

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 ˝ 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 ˝ 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 280W 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.  

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. 

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.

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).

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(HOLD-Jeff M 4/21/23).

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.

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(HOLD-Greg H 3/30/23). 

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(HOLD-Bill S 3/20). Matching tortoise back plate is still available for $7 (pic).

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.

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.

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.

USA Flag Les Paul Pickguard. Great for your July 4th and American Legion gigs! 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.

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. Having said that, Martin has worked on the finish and it looks 50% better – I’ll post updated pics soon. 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 $979. Includes original Canadian hardshell case. Optional under saddle or soundhole pickup can be added for a slight upcharge.

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 ˝ 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.

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 ľ 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.

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

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 over 20 years ago. Get it now, never used, for just $39.

Seymour Duncan Custom 5 and Jazz Set. Includes the SH14 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.

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 ˝ 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 may have other Wampler pedals in stock such as, 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.

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 Ľ” 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.

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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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 ˝ 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. $139.

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. $139.

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(SOLD-Emile V 6/7).

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.

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-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.

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.

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.

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.

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.  

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.

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.

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 ˝ 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.