Ernie Ball Musicman StingRay Guitar in Vintage Tobacco Burst finish made in 2016. This guitar features an African mahogany body, roasted maple neck, and rosewood fretboard. Equipped with dual Musicman custom-wound Humbucker pickups controlled by a master volume and master tone knob along with a 3-way pickup selector switch. The 25.5” scale length neck has a 10” radius fingerboard 22 medium high stainless steel frets and dot inlays. Schaller M-6 locking tuning machines paired with a Musicman Modern Tremolo bridge making this guitar extraordinarily stable.
Freshly re-strung with 10-46 gauge strings and setup in standard tuning with low action and no fret buzz, this guitar plays amazing! Comes with original Musicman hardshell case, and case candy.
Fender Custom Shop 2016 LTD 60’s HS Tele in Black over Pink Paisley finish. Although this guitar was originally released as a limited edition in 2016 this particular guitar was not shipped and a COA was not issued until June 2019 when it was originally sent to Sweetwater. This model has a lot to unravel with some really cool and unique features that you won’t see on very many guitars out there!
The base model is a ’63 Telecaster made with a 2-Piece alder body, AA Quartersawn Maple neck and AAA Rosewood fingerboard. The finish is Black over Pink Paisley with a heavy relic to the finish, body and neck along with the aged nickel hardware. Some standout notes on the Custom Shop Floor Traveler are the reversed control plate, relic’d neck pickup cover, and heavy relic the back of the neck with no paint from the 1st to 12th frets. Another stand out feature of this guitar especially with the recent passing of guitar great Eddie Van Halen is that this Fender Telecaster with it’s HS configuration comes stock with an EVH Wolfgang Humbucker in the neck position! In the bridge position is a hand-wired Twisted Tele single coil pickup controlled by the before mentioned reversed control cavity with a master volume, master tone and 3-way pickup selector. The 25.5” scale length neck has a 9.5” fingerboard radius with 21 jumbo 6100 frets, and a ’63 Strat C-shape neck profile.
Another interesting story that makes this guitar cool, is that guitar maker Bill Crook who builds a large portion of country artist Brad Paisley’s guitars discovered a Pink Paisley finish underneath a black refinished 60’s Telecaster in Brad Paisley’s collection. The plan was to sand down the finish of the black 60’s tele and to re-finish in Pink paisley, however once he started the sanding process it was discovered that the pink paisley finish already existed underneath the refin! What are the odds?! Here is a link to the article that Reverb published about this story in 2018: https://reverb.com/news/builder-bill-crook-discovers-original-paisley-tele-on-brad-paisleys-68-black-refin
This guitar is no doubt very unique from the custom shop’s choice in black over pink paisley finish that happened to lineup with the Bill Crook and Brad Paisley’s story to the stock EVH Humbucker in the neck position and the reversed control plate. All stories aside though this is a fantastic feeling, playing and sounding instrument made by the best in the Fender Custom Shop that is 100% original in excellent condition and comes with the COA issued in 2019, Custom Shop Floor Traveler, hangtags, bridge cover and original hardshell case. Audio and video demos coming soon!
Fender Custom Shop Joe Bonamassa Vintage Collector Series 1955 Relic Telecaster Masterbuilt by Yuriy Shishkov in 2-Tone Sunburst finish made in 2018. This guitar is part of the Vintage Collector series and is an accurate recreation of Joe Bonamassa’s 1955 Telecaster in 2-Tone sunburst finish which is a very rare color for a Telecaster in 1955. The Fender Custom Shop made two different variations of this guitar which included a Custom Shop “Special Mod” in 3-color sunburst and was limited to only 40 guitars made, and THIS Masterbuilt by Yuriy Shishkov which was limited to only 15 total built.
This Masterbuilt is an exact replica of Joe Bonamassa’s 1955 Telecaster and features an ash body, with a maple neck that has a ’57 soft “V” neck profile, 21 vintage frets and a 7.25” radius. The Fender Custom shop hand-wound singlecoil pickups are a ’55 in the neck position and a ’51 Nocaster in the bridge position controlled by a master volume & master tone knob with a 3-way pickup selector switch. The Chrome/Nickel aged hardware, vintage 3-saddle bridge, single-ply parchment pick-guard and vintage single-line tuning machines are all exact copies of the hardware found on Joe’s legendary Tele. Every single detail, imperfection or patina’d part was maticuluouly copied exactly in the recreation of this extremely rare and valuable 1955 Telecaster by master-builder Yuriy Shishkov and the quality of craftsmanship can be seen, felt and heard.
This guitar was purchased new by me and has been safely kept in its case in a temperature controlled room with minimal playing (less than an hour of play total). This guitar is 1 of only 15 made and comes with the original tweed case, aged ash-tray bridge cover, COA, Masterbuilt COA, Custom Shop buyers guide, sealed custom shop care envelope, custom shop guitar picks, as well as various case candy.
Fender Custom Shop Stratocaster Pro NOS in Natural finish made in 2007. This guitar features a nitrocellulose finished alder body with a maple neck. Equipped with 3 Fender SingleCoil Samarium Cobalt Noiseless pickups controlled by a master volume & two tone knobs. Some after market vintage 70’s style parts have replaced the modern hardware that came stock in the Pro model to give the guitar the look of Jimmi Hendrix live at woodstock 1969 Fender Stratocaster.. The large headstock originally came with locking Sperzel tuning machines on the Pro model, however these have been replaced with 70’s “F” style tuners which are period correct for the larger late 69/70’s style headstock and suit the guitar better for an accurate vintage look and feel. The 2-point synchronized tremolo has also been replaced by a vintage reissue synchronized tremolo with vintage reissue saddles. Lastly the LSR roller nut has been replaced by a custom fit bone nut. The rest of the guitar remains stock which includes the pick-guard, knobs, switch and chrome hardware. The aftermarket parts were done using Fender genuine vintage reissue parts and they did a good job and making the right changes to accurately alter the Strat from a modern guitar to a cool vintage ’69/70’s reissue Stratocaster.
Aside from the new parts the guitar is overall in very good condition. There is some picking hand wear above the pick-guard, as well as some very minor scratches, and a strap button hole from a previous placement on the lower horn. If I had to guess I would say that this guitar at one point was used as a Jimmi Hendrix Woodstock 69’ tribute and strung upside down which would explain the 70’s/69’ replacement parts as well as the strap button hole on the wrong side of the guitar. At any rate the guitar in it’s current state is setup fantastic in standard tuning with 9-42 gauge strings and plays great! Comes with original Fender Custom Shop hardshell case, COA, hangtags, cable, polish cloth, strap locks, springs, and various other case candy!
Gretsch USA Custom Shop Masterbuilt Duo Sonic G6128CS one-off in all gold finish with gold sparkle top and a heavy relic! This guitar features a chambered mahogany body, bound maple top, bound mahogany neck and rosewood fingerboard. Equipped with dual Seymour Duncan Dynasonic DeArmond pickups controlled by a master volume, master tone, and neck & bridge pickup volume controls along with a 3-way pickup selector switch. The 24.6” scale length neck has a 1 11/16” nut width, 12” fingerboard radius and has vintage hump block inlays. The Gotoh open-gear tuning machines, rocking bar bridge with Bigsby B3C vibrato and Gretsch arrow knobs are all Nickel plated and in fantastic condition.
The quality and attention to detail in this Masterbuilt is remarkable and brings the iconic vintage Gretsch tone and looks with a modern feel and playability. This guitar is in excellent condition aside from the intended heavy relic aspects made by builder Stephen Stern. What makes this one-off build different from similar G6128CS Masterbuilds is the all gold finish with a sparkle gold top done with a heavy relic. This is by far the best sounding Gretsch I have ever heard which pains me to admit as an avid vintage Gretsch guitar collector. Comes with original Tweed hardshell case, COA, and a tone of case candy!
Jackson USA Soloist SL1F Flame Maple Top Transparent Black made in 1999. This guitar features an alder body, flame maple top, maple neck and a bound ebony fingerboard. Equipped with Seymour Duncan pickups which are a JB in the bridge position and STK1N stacked single coils in the middle and neck positions controlled by a master volume & master tone knobs along with a 5-way pickups selector switch. Floyd Rose locking tremolo with locking nut, Gotoh tuning machines, and chrome hardware. The 25.5” scale length neck has a compound radius fingerboard, 24 super jumbo frets, and mother of pearl shark fin inlays.
Freshly re-strung, cleaned up, and setup with 10-46 gauge stings in standard tuning and plays phenomenal! The guitar is in very good condition overall however it does have some minor dings, and surface scratches on the top & back of the body as well as the back of the neck but nothing major. Comes with the original hardshell case and COA/Inspection tag and owners manual.
Jackson USA Custom Shop Randy Rhoads RR1 in gloss black finish with white polka dots. This guitar features an alder body with maple neck-thru design and a bound ebony fingerboard. Equipped with two Seymour Duncan pickups which are a JB in the bridge position and an ’59 in the neck position controlled by a master volume, two tone knobs and a 3-way switch. This guitar comes with an original Floyd Rose tremolo with locking nut, black hardware and Gotoh tuning machines. The Jackson Speed neck has a compound radius fingerboard, 22 jumbo frets, and mother of pearl shark-fin inlays. The black finish with white polka dots covers the entire body, neck and front and back of the headstock with a matching white Jackson headstock logo.
This guitar is in excellent shape overall as there is minimal surface scratches, very little play time, everything functions like new and the guitar plays and sounds incredible! There is one minor flaw which although it is considered a “minor” flaw has been a repeated issue, and very annoying which is a chip at the very tip of the V point. The Jackson RR shaped guitars as well as Caparison Orbit guitars do not pair perfectly with Jackson V molded hardshell cases. The cases fit too tightly around the longest corner of the V and causes the tip to chip. I am well aware of this design flaw and I alter cases accordingly when they come into my shop, but unfortunately the original owner or original shop was not aware and shipped the guitar which now has a chipped tip. The case is perfectly safe to use as long as you put some extra padding around the tip which I will prior to shipment, and Jackson has addressed this flaw in recent years as I have seen these cases that come with an added rounded piece of molding on the longer tipped end.
Setup with 10-46 gauge stings in standard tuning, low action and zero fret buzz. Comes with original hardshell case, and warranty card, no COA. Guitar is on consignment with no trades, or offers accepted as per requested by consignor.
Jackson USA Selects Kelly KE2 in Silver Swirl finish made in 2013. This Jackson KE2 is 100% original in mint condition and features an alder body, maple neck and a bound ebony fingerboard. Equipped with dual Seymour Duncan Humbuckers which are the classic JB in the bridge position and ’59 in the neck controlled by master volume & master tone knobs complete with a 3-way pickup selector switch. Floyd Rose locking tremolo with locking nut, Gotoh tuning machines, and all black hardware accent and compliment the dark silver swirl finish. The 25.5” scale length neck has 24 super jumbo frets, a compound radius fingerboard and mother of pearl Sharkfin inlays.
This USA Jackson Kelly has been freshly re-strung and setup in standard tuning with 10-46 gauge Dunlop strings and it plays fantastic! Guitar comes with Jackson molded hardshell case, COA/inspection card and case candy. Mint condition with no scratches, dings, dents or damaged tips/corners. Audio and video demos coming soon!
Paul Reed Smith Custom 22 in Beautiful Whale Blue finish with 10-Top made in 2004. This guitar features a maple bound mahogany body, flame maple PRS 10-top, mahogany neck and rosewood fingerboard. Equipped with the original PRS Dragon II Humbucker pickups along with a master volume & tone knobs and a 3-way pickup selector switch. Stock rare gold hardware which is ordinarily only seen on artist package and Brazilian model Custom 22’s which is in fantastic condition with no pitting. The PRS locking tuning machines and PRS tremolo bridge work perfectly as they should, and the 25” scale length, 22 fret rosewood neck has Paua Shell “Birds in flight” inlays that look incredible.
The condition is very good although it does have some small dings, dents, small scratches and overall regular usage wear and tear (see photos). There are no major damages, replaced parts or repairs. Freshly setup and restrung with 10-46 gauge strings in standard tuning and with low action with no string buzz. Comes with original PRS hardshell case and case candy but no hangtag.
(Video Demo) Fender Custom Shop ’61 Stratocaster Masterbuilt Jason Smith Orange Burst Creamsicle Black HW 2011
Fender Masterbuilt Custom Shop ’61 Stratocaster in very cool Orange Burst “Creamsicle” finish with factory Black Hardware built by Jason Smith 2011. This rare Masterbuilt guitar was made by Jason Smith from start to finish based on an original 1961 Stratocaster. What makes this guitar truly unique was Jason’s choice of factory black hardware and this very cool Orange Burst “Creamsicle” finish! This ’61 reissue features an ash body, highly figured birds eye maple neck and rosewood fingerboard. Equipped with 3 Josefina Hand-Wound ’60s Strat Single-Coils pickups controlled by a master volume, two tone knobs and a 5-way pickup selector switch. Although this guitar has factory black hardware, all of the hardware is vintage spec including the vintage Pre-CBS style tuning machines, and vintage style synchronized tremolo. The 3-ply pearloid pick-guard is not period correct for the ’61 Strat however it is a great choice by Jason to blend the Orange Burst finish, with black hardware bringing a modern touch to a vintage sounding and feeling guitar.
This guitar is in excellent condition with only minor surface scratches. There is moderate to heavy finish checking that came factory even though the COA reads NOS. This guitar has been freshly re-strung, setup and sounds fantastic! Comes with COA, case candy, and original 61 reissue Fender hardshell case with brown tolex.
Jackson USA Custom Shop Soloist SL2H-V in Red Snakeskin finish made in 2019. This guitar was made as an exclusive for “The Music Zoo” guitar shop under the model name SL2H-V (“V” for “Vintage) which consisted of Jackson Soloist’s with a classic vintage gold prototype headstock logo, a retro smaller sized headstock, a non-recessed Floyd Rose Tremolo, a volume knob relocated out of the way of your picking hand, crown tuners, and brass knobs. This was the only guitar made in the series in a Red Snakeskin finish, so although there are other Jackson guitars from the past that have a Red Snakeskin finish, this guitar with these specs is one of a kind!
This soloist features an alder body, with neck-thru body construction, a Quartersawn maple neck and ebony fingerboard. The 25.5” scale length neck has a 12”-16” compound neck radius, a 1 11/16” nut width, and a neck thickness of .780” at the first fret and .900” at the 12th fret. The ebony fingerboard has mother of pearl shark fin inlays with 24 jumbo frets. Equipped with dual Seymour Duncan Humbucker pickups are the classic JB in the bridge position and ’59 in the neck position controlled by brass master volume & master tone knobs along with a 3-way pickup selector switch. Aside from the brass knobs the guitar has all black hardware which compliments the dark accents of the Red Snakeskin finish and includes the Jackson tuning machines, Floyd Rose Tremolo system with locking nut, pickups and pickup rings.
This guitar comes to Diablo Guitars on consignment from a collector who purchased the guitar brand new from The Music Zoo and stored the guitar in its original case in a temperature controlled room until now. This guitar aside from the initial demos done by the Music zoo is unplayed and in mint condition. The guitar comes with the original hardshell case, case candy, COA and hangtags. At the owners request there will be no offers or trades considered at this time.
Jackson USA Custom Shop Soloist SL2 in Gold Sparkle finish with gold hardware made in 2016. This amazingly beautiful sparkle gold soloist features an alder body, with neck-thru body construction, a Quartersawn maple neck and ebony fingerboard. The 25.5” scale length neck has a 12”-16” compound neck radius, a 1 11/16” nut width, and a Jackson “Speed Neck” profile. The ebony fingerboard has mother of pearl shark fin inlays with 24 jumbo frets. Equipped with dual Seymour Duncan Humbucker pickups are the classic JB in the bridge position and ’59 in the neck position controlled by a master volume & master tone knobs along with a 3-way pickup selector switch. All gold plated hardware matches the gold sparkle finish which includes the Floyd Rose locking tremolo system with locking nut, Gotoh tuning machines, pickups rings, knobs and switch.
This guitar comes to Diablo Guitars on consignment from a collector who purchased the guitar brand new and stored the guitar in its original case in a temperature controlled room until now. This guitar aside from testing/demoing has hardly been played and in mint condition. The guitar comes with the original hardshell case, case candy, COA Inspection tag. At the owners request there will be no offers or trades considered at this time.
Jackson USA Soloist SL2H in Yellow Bengal Tiger finish made in 2014. This Tiger King guitar features an alder body, Quartersawn maple neck, and a bound ebony fingerboard. The pickups have been upgraded with Bareknuckle Holly Divers which are higher output Humbuckers than the stock Seymour Duncans. The tone controls are a master volume & master tone knobs along with a 3-way pickup selector switch. Equipped with a Floyd Rose locking tremolo system with locking nut, Gotoh tuning machines, and black hardware. The 25.5” scale length neck has a compound radius fingerboard, 24 jumbo frets and mother of pearl sharkfin inlays.
This guitar is in excellent condition with only light surface scratches and a small blemish at the lower strap button hole, but is otherwise flawless. The high output Bareknuckle pickups combined with the super fast Jackson speed neck makes this guitar an absolute shredder! The finish looks incredible and is head turner for sure. Comes with original Jackson hardshell case.
Fender Custom Shop heavy relic 1954 Reissue in Blonde finish with gold hardware made in 2014 for the 60th anniversary. This guitar features a nitrocellulose finished ash body with a Quartersawn maple neck. The guitar has a killer heavy relic’d body neck and aged gold hardware. The pickups are limited edition custom shop ’54 reissue single coil pickups that are raw, crips and organic sounding. The gold vintage reissue bridge is aged and has Pat Pend saddles which are a very great reproduction of the Pre-CBS bridges which we happen to have in stock on a 64 Strat with gold hardware. The vintage reissue tuning machines are single-line Fender which are also aged gold. The neck has a great worn in feel with a full ’54 U shape and heavy relic that plays incredibly well. This is one of the best Strats we have seen in a very long time, and we are all thoroughly impressed!
This guitar is in mint condition aside from the obvious factory heavy relic aspect and comes with the COA, case candy, polish cloth, strap, and original tweed Fender 60th anniversary case with red interior and specialized 1954-2014 banner.
Fender Custom Shop 1960 Reissue Postmodern Journeyman Relic Stratocaster in aged black finish made in 2019. This guitar features an alder body, maple neck and AAA rosewood fingerboard. This guitar has a base model of a 1960 body with ’57 body contours and has a medium relic’d finish along with all of the aged vintage style nickel hardware. The Fender pickups are 3 different custom shop hand-wired single coils which are a ’69 in the neck position, a 50’s fat strat in the middle position and a Texas Special in the bridge position controlled by 1 volume, 2 tone knobs and a 5-way pickup selector switch.
This guitar is in phenomenal condition (despite the obvious intentional relic’d parts) and came in like-new condition from a trade where we happened to unexpectedly have the customers dream PRS Private stock just after he purchased this Fender Strat and needed to trade it in. The guitar still has all of the case candy, COA, Strap, picks, bridge cover, sorings, custom shop catalog, and spec sheet all intact in the original hardshell case just like it came in from the factory. This guitar was recently re-strung and setup and plays killer!
Fender Mary Kaye ’62 Reissue Stratocaster Lindy Fralin Single Coils 1987 Blonde With Gold Hardware OHSC
Fender Mary Kaye ’62 Reissue Stratocaster made in USA in 1987. This guitar is an early reissue of the infamous Mary Kaye Stratocaster which most notobily features a blonde finished Stratocaster with gold hardware. Most Mary Kaye models much like the original is of a 50’s Stratocaster with a maple neck, while this guitar is a reissue of a 1962 Stratocaster with a rosewood fingerboard and slimmer neck profile. This guitar also has had pickups upgraded from the original Fender Single Coils to Lindy Fralin staggered pole piece “Vintage Hot” single coils. These pickups have a lot more bite to them and are great for playing distorted leads while still having a crisp clean tone, check out the video demo with audio sample!
The rest of the guitar is all original with the pots dating to 1987, original gold hardware, cream pick-guard and original tweed hardshell case with case candy and cable. This guitar has been freshly setup, and re-strung with 9-42 gauge strings and plays fantastic. The guitar is in very good condition for its age although it does have has finish checking, some paint chipped away around the neck plate and some wear on the pick-guard from truss rod adjusting done without taking the neck off of the body (see photos).
Hamer USA Limited Edition Rick Neilsen (’58 Futura) RNK-VKC #4 of 100 made in 1998 100% original and in mint condition with the original hardshell case. The matching “Standard” (’58 Explorer) and Vector (’58 Flying V) with the pairing serial numbers are available as well. Although these three guitars are also listed individually we would prefer to keep them all together and sell as a complete set.
Although the earlier Korina Standards were made available with matching serial numbered Vectors the following year, there is no evidence that I have been able to find of the Korina Rick Neilsen being linked with the duo. The original owner of these three matching serial numbered Korina model guitars has had a relationship with Hamer guitars spanning for decades and is rumored to have the largest collection of Hamer guitars known. Because this later Rick Nielsen model was not exactly part of the original Korina lineup there are some minor differences with the largest being an aged Korina finish over a white African mahogany body and neck, nickel hardware and throwback checkered Hammer headstock logo. This model was actually made as a 20th anniversary of the celebration of the release of “Live at Budokan” and features a truss rod cover with Rick Neilsen’s name in Japanese as well as an engraved Rick Nielsen signature and serialized toggle switch cover. This guitar also has the coolest original hardshell case which is checkerboard with crushed velvet interior!
Hamer Special in Natural finish with a nice flame maple top made in 1981. This guitar features a mahogany body, mahogany neck and rosewood fingerboard. The original Dimarzio USA PAF pickups sound killer with the iconic Hamer double-white bridge and zebra neck pickup combo which are controlled by 2 volume and 1 tone knob along with a 3-way pickup selector switch. The original sustain block bridge, and Schaller tuning machines are still in great shape with no pitting.
This guitar is in very good condition overall for its age with only some minor dings, dents and light belt buckle marks. There is one large scratch on the face of the guitar towards the top (see photos), but no repairs or modifications. Freshly re-strung and setup with 10-46’s in standard A440 tuning and plays great!
Hamer USA Sunburst with a very nice flame maple top made in 1979. This guitar features a bound mahogany body, one-piece maple top, three piece mahogany neck and rosewood fingerboard. The original Dimarzio USA PAF pickups sound killer with the iconic Hamer double-white bridge and zebra neck pickup combo which are controlled by 2 volume and 1 tone knob along with a 3-way pickup selector switch. The original sustain block bridge, and Grover tuning machines are still in great shape with no pitting.
This guitar is in very good condition for its age with only minor dings, dents, scratches and some finish checking on the back of the body (see photos). Freshly re-strung with 10-46 gauge strings and setup in standard tuning. Comes with the original Hamer hardshell case.
Gibson Custom Shop ES-335 Limited Edition Red Ghost Skull finish #20 of 20 made in 2012. This guitar features a bound laminated maple body, maple neck and bound rosewood fingerboard. This guitar of course most notably has a very cool and rare finish which is of Ghost skulls of all different shapes and sizes ghost painted over the red finish that only appears at different angles and in different lighting. The finish is not only on the top of the guitar body but also on the back, sides, back of the neck and all the way to the top of the back of the headstock! This finish is a very far departure for a legendary and traditional guitar company like Gibson and is something that you would expect more from guitar companies like Jackson, B.C Rich or ESP which is why I had to have it for Diablo Guitars! Aside from the cool custom finish this ES-335 is based on the 63’ and 64’ reissues with a rosewood fretboard with block inlays, a slim 60’s neck profile, vintage style single line Kluson deluxe tuning machines, and Gibson 57’ Classic PAF Humbucker pickups.
This guitar is in mint condition and looks like it has only been played a very small amount of times if ever. Comes with the original Gibson hardshell case with grey interior and silk cover, certificate of authenticity and case candy.
The below description is from Gibson when they first released this guitar to disprove anyone who may think the guitar finish is aftermarket.
The Gibson ES-335 with a Custom Skulls Finish!
When you want classic rock and jazz tones, look no further than the Gibson Custom ES-335. With the exception of the Les Paul Standard, there are few other guitars in the Gibson catalog that can match the ES-335 for sheer star power. It’s been seen in the hands of guitarists as diverse as Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, B. B. King and session legend, Larry Carlton. With its arched top, f-holes and solid maple center block, the semi-hollow 335 has all the raw power of a solidbody, but with the refined elegance of a traditional Gibson archtop. The cool skulls finish, limited to a run of 20 guitars worldwide, give this 335 an attitude that few others have. The Gibson Custom ES-335 is the perfect guitar for practically any musical setting.
Gibson Custom ES-335 Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
- A semi-hollowbody that is true to the original
- Legendary tone from ’57 Classic humbuckers
- Gibson Custom’s commitment to quality
A semi-hollowbody that is true to the original
The first ES-335s that rolled off the Gibson production line have truly achieved legendary status. Maybe it’s the semi-hollowbody design, the sound of its two humbucking pickups or just the simple elegance of the pearloid dot inlays. Whatever it is, it’s made the original 1950s ES-335s among the most sought-after guitars among collectors who are often happy to pay astronomical prices for instruments in good condition. Odds of even finding a dot neck 335 from the 1950s today are almost zero. The next best thing is to get your hands on the this Gibson Custom ES-335. This guitar has serious attitude with a custom Skulls finish.
Legendary tone from ’57 Classic humbuckers
Tonal excellence is yours when you plug the Gibson Custom ES-335 into your favorite tube amplifier. Loaded with a pair of ’57 Classic humbucking pickups, each with their own volume and tone controls, you’ll be able to dial in chiming country tones as easily as savagely distorted rock tones. The neck pickup gives you classic hollowbody-style tones for everything from smooth jazz to dirty blues. Flip to the bridge position, and you’ll command sounds covering everything from bright and clean to raw and mean.
Gibson Custom’s commitment to quality
Gibson’s Custom Shop took extra care with every detail of the ES-335. Every Gibson Custom guitar receives an ultra-precise Plek Pro setup, which optimizes the fretboard and nut for incredibly accurate intonation and a “just right” feel. And little touches like the quartersawn mahogany neck and the 17-degree headstock angle not only add to the amazing tone and feel, they remain true to the ES Series as well as Gibson’s history.
Gibson Custom ES-335 Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar Features:
- Captures the legendary sound of Gibson’s ES-335
- Limited to 20 guitars worldwide
- Custom skulls finish
- Semi-hollowbody design for enhanced harmonic richness
- Dual ’57 Classic humbucking pickups sound amazing
- Individual tone and volume controls allow you to dial in virtually any type of tone, from mellow to metal
- Plek Pro fretboard optimization ensures perfect action and intonation
- Comes with a hardshell case, and a Custom Shop Certificate of Authenticity
Gibson EDS-1275 double neck SG 6-string & 12-string in alpine white finish with gold hardware made in 2001. This guitar features a mahogany body, and 2 mahogany necks with bound rosewood fretboards. The guitar has 2 Gibson Humbuckers with a 3-way switch per neck with 2 volume and 2 tone controls and a neck selector switch. The guitar is 100% stock with the original pots, gold hardware, 3 sets of Kluson deluxe tuners, switches, caps and knobs. This guitar is in very good condition other than pick scratches on the pick-guard as well as some yellowing that has stained the alpine white finish over time, in particular the back of the headstocks. There was also a repair to the input jack that was fixed professionally and they used color matched Nitrocellulose touch up paint around the jack, but no other damages, repairs, or modifications and the guitar is otherwise great shape.
This Double Neck in particular has a great feel, weight and plays very well, both necks have low action and no string buzzing. This guitar comes with the original Gibson EDS-1275 Double Neck case from with pink interior and pink silk cover in very good condition.
Gibson Les Paul Traditional T in Desert Burst finish with a flame maple top made in 2016. This guitar is all stock and features a mahogany body, flame maple top, mahogany neck and rosewood fingerboard. The guitar comes equipped with Gibson ’57 classic and ’57 classic plus PAF Humbucker pickups which are controlled by 2 volume & 2 tone knobs with a 3-way pickup selector switch. The neck is a bound 50’s rounded neck profile with trapezoid mother of pearl inlays and has vintage style Gibson Kluson Deluxe tuning machines. The aesthetics of the highly flame maple top in desert burst go well with the chrome hardware, gold speed knobs and cream pick-guard, switch tip, pickup rings and binding.
This guitar is in excellent condition with very little wear aside from some light surface scratches on the top and back of the body, there are no dings, scratches or belt buckle rash. This guitar has been freshly re-strung and setup with .010-.046 gauge strings in standard A440 tuning and plays fantastic. This guitar comes with a Gibson Les Paul Standard Case which has the white plush interior which I prefer over the Traditional case with the red interior personally. Audio and video demos coming soon!
Vintage Fender Jaguar in sunburst finish made in 1967. This guitar is all original with the exception of the bone nut. This guitar features an off-set solid alder body with a maple neck and bound Brazilian Rosewood fretboard that most notibley has the Pearl block inlays which were first introduced in 1967. The original grey bobbin single coil pickups are matched with the original pots dating to 1966 as well as all of the original switches with unmolested solder joints. The Fender “F” style tuning machines, dynamic vibrato with tremolo arm, skirted knobs and chrome hardware are all original and work as they should. The original frets have a lot of life left and look like they were crowned and dressed at one point but never re-fretted. This guitar is all there and comes with the original Fender Jaguar hardshell case with orange interior.
The guitar while almost 100% original has some wear which includes belt buckle rash, various dings, dents, and checking on the body, the pick-guard is slightly shrunken, “Fender Jaguar” waterslide decal is worn missing roughly half of the gold in the “Fender” part and part of the “J” in jaguar. This is a great original vintage piece with legitimate parts thats already worn in and ready for stage!
Greco Michael Schenker MSV-850 Flying V made in 1981 in the classic signature Black and White two-tone finish with matching headstock, truss rod cover and pick-guard. This lawsuit era Gibson replica was made in the Fujigen factory in Japan in 1981 and is one of the highest quality examples of the imitation models that Japan was making at the time. This guitar features a solid mahogany body, mahogany neck and rosewood fingerboard. The stock pickups that date to 1981 are PAF clones that sound fantastic and are controlled by 1 Volume and 2 Tone knobs along with a 3-way pickup selector switch. The medium C shape neck is a 24.75” scale length just like Gibson and has 22 nickel frets with a brass nut.
This guitar is in very good condition with only a couple of minor dings (see photos). The action and playability on this guitar are phenomenal and it is setup perfect to play all of the classic Scorpions leads and riffs. Comes with the original black with pink interior hardshell case which is in excellent condition!
Jackson USA SL2H Transparent Green With Flame Maple Top and matching headstock made in 2008. This guitar and features an alder body, maple neck, bound ebony fingerboard and highly figured flame maple top with matching headstock. The guitar comes equipped with Seymour Duncan JB & 59’ Humbuckers controlled by a master volume, master tone and 3-way pickup selector switch. The Jackson speed neck has a bound ebony fingerboard with compound radius, 24 jumbo frets and mother of pearl shark fin inlays which match the mother of pearl Jackson headstock inlay. All black hardware with Jackson branded Gotoh tuning machines, and Floyd rose locking tremolo system with locking nut.
This guitar is in very good condition overall although it had some paint on the headstock that was chipping but has since been touched up with over-sprayed lacquor. Aside from the touch up there are light surface scratches, and very light belt buckle marks, but the body and neck are super clean with no dings or dents. Comes with the original Jackson hardshell case
Taylor K14C Grand Auditorium with Cedar Top and Koa Back & Sides made in 1998. This guitar features a AAA western cedar top that is double-bound in tortoise shell with AAA Hawain Koa back & sides. The neck 25.5” scale length neck is made from mahogany with an ebony fingerboard that has limited edition mother of pear inlays. The grand auditorium has a well balanced and projecting sound with an X-scalloped bracing while maintaining a very comfortable body shape and a venetian cutaway for access to the higher frets. The combination of Cedar and Koa have a unique and amazing sound that matches the tone wood’s beautiful natural wood grain. The tone woods are accompanied by an abalone sound hole rosette, ebony bridge with ebony bridge pins and abalone dots as well as tortoise shell binding on the body and neck. An ebony headstock overlay with a custom limited edition mother of pearl inlay and gold Grover tuning machines are the icing on the cake!
This guitar is in very good condition for it’s age, although it has a few minor dings (see photos). There is also a section of the pick-guard that is starting to raise up, however not enough to justify replacing it in my opinion. The guitar does come with an exact replacement pickguard if you wish to replace in the future. Comes with original Taylor hardshell case.
Gibson ES-355 Ebony With Bigsby made in 2016. This guitar features a 3-ply Maple/poplar/maple body and neck with a bound richlite fingerboard. The guitar comes equipped with dual Gibson 57’ classic humbuckers, gold hardware and a bigsby vibrato. The aesthetics of the Mother of pearl block inlays on the fretboard and split diamond inlays in the headstock mix well with the double bound body, neck and headstock. This guitar is a thing of beauty and is in excellent shape with only light surface scratches and light belt buckle rash. The guitar has been freshly restrung with .10-.46 gauge strings and setup in standard A440 tuning. Comes with OHSC, but no case candy or COA
Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul 1958 Reissue (R8) in Cherry Sunburst finish made in 2005. This guitar features a bound mahogany body, one-piece mahogany neck and bound rosewood fretboard. The guitar comes equipped with the original Gibson Burstbucker 1 & 2 PAF Humbucker pickups with bumble bee caps. The pots have been upgraded on the bridge volume and tone pots with coil-spits. This allows you to split the Humbucker and get single coil tones at the push or pull of the bridge position knobs for a large variety of tone possibilities. Aside from the upgraded pots, the rest of the guitar is 100% original. This guitar has all of the specs of the original 1958 “Bursts” which include the vintage Kluson Deluxe tuning machines, thick 50s C shape neck, Nickel hardware, aged binding, cream pick-guard & pickups rings, and ABR-1 Bridge with stop tail piece.
This guitar is in excellent condition, although the pots have been upgraded for coil-splits the guitar does come with the original pots in the case. There is some light red colored bleeding from the interior of the case into the binding of the body and neck which is common. There are some light surface scratches, and light belt buckle marks but the guitar is in otherwise great shape. Comes with the original Gibson custom shop hardshell case, and case candy but no COA.
Gibson Les Paul Modern with EMG Kirk Hammett “Bone Breaker” pickups in Sparkling Burgandy finish made in 2019. This guitar features a bound mahogany body, mahogany neck with contoured neck heel, and bound ebony fingerboard. The pickups have been upgraded to EMG High-output Kirk Hammett of Metallica Signature “Bone Breaker” Humbuckers which are controlled by 2 volume, 2 tone and a 3-way switch. The knobs have been changed from white speed knobs to chrome dome knobs. The rest of the guitar is stock with locking grover tuning machines, Tune-O-Matic bridge with stop tailpiece, and 3-ply pick-guard. Some cool features from the Les Paul Modern are a compound radius Ebony fingerboard, mother of pearl trapezoid inlays, and the contoured neck heel which gives you better access to the higher frets.
This guitar is in near mint condition with only some very minor surface scratches primarily on the back of the body. This guitar has been freshly re-strung with 10-46 gauge strings and is setup in standard tuning. This guitar plays, looks and sounds amazing, it’s the perfect guitar if you want to shred on a Gibson Les Paul!
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