Alien brand guitar with 3D Circled Star moving graphic. This guitar comes from a small company called “Alien” with very little information available, although the guitar is very well made and has USA stamped on the back of the headstock. This guitar features a mahogany body, mahogany neck with a rosewood fretboard. The guitar has a neck-though construction with a single Seymour Duncan JB Trembucker pickup and black hardware. The most notable feature of this guitar is the moving 3D graphic that covers the entire body face of the guitar. This guitar is in very good condition however it has some wear and discoloration on the vinyl near the input jack (see photos). Comes with a hardshell case.
Gibson Les Paul Custom 1957 Reissue Goldtop made in 2005. This guitar features a mahogany body, maple plain top, mahogany neck and rosewood fretboard. The guitar comes stock with Gibson 57’ Classic Humbuckers and bumble bee caps. Vintage style Gibson deluxe tuners, Tune-O-Matic bridge, nickel hardware and cream binding accent the classic Goldtop to give it a vintage look and feel. The guitar has a comfortable round 50’s neck profile, and is freshly setup with low action and plays great. The guitar is 100% original and in very good condition however it does have some minor dings, dents, pick scratches and belt buckle rash (see photos). Comes with the original Gibson hardshell case, COA and case candy. Check out the video demo!
Fender American Performer Telecaster in Vintage White finish made in 2019. This guitar features an alder body and maple neck and is finished in a classy vintage white. The guitar comes equipped with a Yosemite Single-Coil Telecaster pickup in the bridge and an American Performer Double Tap Humbucker in the neck controlled by a 3-way switch and master volume and tone knobs. The guitar neck is 25.5” scale length, 9.5” radius and has 22 jumbo frets. The guitar has Fender Classic tuning machines, a 3-saddle string-through bridge and chrome hardware.
This guitar is in mint condition and has been freshly re-strung with 9-42 gauge strings and is setup in standard tuning. This guitar comes with a gig-bag and the original case candy.
Fender American Standard Stratocaster in Olympic white finish made in 2011. This guitar is all original and features an alder body and maple neck. The guitar comes equipped with 3 Fender single coils pickups, a vintage style synchronized tremolo bridge, Fender branded Schaller tuning machines and chrome hardware. The guitar has a 3-ply white pick-guard with white knobs and switch tip. The neck is a 25.5” scale length 9.5” fingerboard radius and comes equipped with 22 medium jumbo frets. This guitar is in excellent condition with very little wear and comes with a Roadrunner hardshell case.
Gibson Custom Shop ES Les Paul Black Beauty 3-Pickup made in 2015. This guitar combines two of my personal all time favorite guitars which are the Gibson Les Paul Custom Black Beauty and the Gibson ES-355! This guitar features a double-bound maple semi-hollow body with a mahogany neck and bound Richlite fingerboard. The overall body shape is a Les Paul Custom Black Beauty but with an added lower F-Hole which compliments the semi-hollow body construction. This guitar has all of the great charactoristics of the Les Paul Custom black beauty which include the mother of pearl block inlays with split diamond headstock inlay, gold hardware, 3 Humbuckng pickups, and 3-ply binding on the body, neck and headstock. The Bigsby vibrato is the icing on the cake and brings together the classic look and function of the early Les Paul Black beauty with the ES model guitars. Other cool features of this guitar are that it comes stock with a bone nut, the truss rod has an F-hole engraved into it, and the neck has rolled neck binding which feels much more comfortable on your hand.
This guitar is in excellent condition with only very light surface scratches throughout the guitar from regular play wear. No dings, dents, repairs or modifications. There is a seam on the body along the top and back pieces of maple where it connects to the side piece of maple that you can see has stress marks (see photos). This most likely happened due to changes in temperature and or humidity but does not effect the guitar in any way. Comes with the Original hardshell case, COA and case candy!
Gibson SG Special Mahogany in Satin Walnut finish made in 2018. This guitar features a mahogany body, mahogany neck and rosewood fretboard. The guitar comes equipped with Gibson mini Humbucker pickups controlled by a 3-way switch, 2 volume and 2 tone knobs. The guitar has vintage style Kluson deluxe tuning machines, a Tune-O-Matic bridge and stop tailpiece. The guitar neck has a slim taper neck profile with small block inlays and 22 medium jumbo frets. The guitar also has black top hat knobs, and a 60’s style “Teardrop” pickguard.
This guitar is in excellent condition with no notable damage, and only light play wear. The guitar has been freshly re-strung and setup with low action and plays great. Comes with the original Gibson gig-bag and case candy.
Gretsch Chet Atkins 6120 Nashville Double-cutaway Orange made in 1967. This guitar features a double-bound laminated maple body, two-piece maple neck, and a bound ebony fretboard. The guitar comes equipped with original patent applied for Filtertron pickups controlled by a master volume, individual pickup volume knobs, a 3-way pickup selector, 3-way mud switch, and 3-way tone switch. This guitar neck is a 25.5” scale length with a medium C shape neck and 12” fingerboard radius. The neck has an ebony fretboard with classic thumbnail mother of pearl inlays, 21 frets with a zero fret, and an aftermarket bone nut. The original hybrid hardware is configured of gold pickups, switches, knobs and strap buttons while the tuning machines and Bigsby vibrato are naturally aged nickel. The guitar has the original back pad in excellent condition, and original mute is still intact but is worn down like a brake pad on a vehicle. The guitar is finished in classic Gretsch orange with painted on F-holes.
The guitar is in very good condition with very light scratches, and some very small dings. The binding which is a very commonly damaged overtime with vintage Gretsch hollow-bodies is still mostly intact with a 1/2” spot that is chipped off on the back side of the body binding as well as some binding cracking at the neck heel. This guitar plays fantastic and the original frets still have plenty of life left. The guitar comes with the original Gretsch hardshell case.
Jackson Kelly KE3 made in Japan in Transparent Blue finish in 2001. This guitar features an alder body with maple top, a maple neck and rosewood fretboard. The guitar comes equipped with Duncan Design pickups controlled by a master volume knob and a 3-way switch. The guitar has a 25.5” scale length with a thin fast neck, 24 frets and shark fin inlays. The guitar has licensed Floyd Rose tremolo with locking nut and chrome hardware.
This guitar is in very good condition with only light scratches and some minor dings and dents but nothing major. The guitar comes with a Jackson molded hardshell case. This guitar is great as is, however I happen to have lots of available parts for upgrades including pickups, hardware and other locking tremolo systems. For options and prices on parts please contact me.
ESP Custom Shop Shinigami museum piece made for the NAMM convention in 2009. This guitar was built by ESP Japan’s Custom Shop master luthier Masao Orihalcon whom has built some of ESP’s most iconic Custom Shop one of a kind guitars over the years that are true masterpieces. Masao Orihalcon’s exceptional craftsmanship using the finest quality of premium woods and components brings to life some of the most unique, interesting and elaborate ideas that have ever been imagined to fabricate a guitar into.
Not only are Masao Orihalcon’s creations aesthetically stunning works of guitar art, but they are foremost fully functioning handmade superior quality instruments that play, sound and feel leaps and bounds better than any standard production guitars on the market. Each one of these guitars are unique in their own right and have one of a kind features that you will not find on any other guitar in the world.
From ESP JAPAN : “This guitar is an image of “Shinigami” (God of Death) slashing a Scythe direct into the body. This The god of Death shows his face through the cyclone that has formed a crack spread throughout the body, and he seems ready to cut someone’s neck at any moment. The Scythe is angled to penetrate diagonally through the body.”
This guitar’s body shape can be seen as based out of a King V shape with a broken point or can be seen as an elongated Rhoads shape with a broken tip either way it starts off with a cool V shape. The body is elaborately hand carved to resemble the look of burnt wood with the “God of Death” face breaking through the center. The charcoal colored paint on the body and headstock help contribute to the burnt wood theme. On top of the body or rather through the body is a hand carved scythe that pierces through the V shape and the blade rests between the points of the V. The amount of detail in the wood work is phenomenal.
The guitar has a single Seymour Duncan JB humbucker in the bridge position controlled by a master volume control, a Floyd Rose tremolo system with locking nut and Gotoh tuning machines. The neck is a standard 24.75” scale length with a medium C neck profile, and a 12” fingerboard radius on a dark black ebony fretboard with 22 frets.
This guitar is in mint condition is a one of a kind ESP Custom Shop collectors piece. The guitar has not been gigged and does not have any belt buckle marks pick scratches. This guitar has been freshly re-strung with .09-.42 gauge strings and setup in standard A440 tuning. Comes with the COA and original ESP flight case. Audio and video demos coming soon!
ESP Custom Shop Screaming Skull made in 2008. This guitar was originally released sometime in the late 80s-early 90’s and was limited to 50 guitars made. There have been 2 (including this one) made since which were both in 2008. The other of the 2 did not have the flaming fretboard inlay and had mini skull & cross bones instead which was used as a display at the 2009 NAMM convention. This guitars body was hand carved by Jimmy Diresta and the paint job was done by Dan Lawrence. The body is made from alder and us carved into the shape of a screaming skull with carved flames shooting out through the back of the head. The flames continue across maple neck with ebony fretboard all the way to the headstock. The detail and color are amazing on this guitar!
The guitar has a single Seymour Duncan JB humbucker in the bridge position controlled by a master volume control, a Floyd Rose tremolo system with locking nut and Gotoh tuning machines. The neck is a standard 25.5” scale length with a thin U neck profile, and a 12” fingerboard radius on a flame painted maple neck with 22 extra jumbo frets.
This guitar is in excellent condition with only light surface scratches. The guitar has been freshly re-strung with .09-.42 gauge strings and setup in standard A440 tuning. Comes with the COA and original ESP flight case. Audio and video demos coming soon!
ESP Ltd Devil Girl in Fire Red Satin finish made in 2003. This guitar is new! Freshly unboxed for the first time since being built to photograph and list. These guitar were originally made in a limited run of only 100 made worldwide. This guitar came to me from a dealer that had it still in the original box unopened. I purchased this guitar as well as a second one from another seller at the same time. The second one was broken in shipping so make it 99 of these guitars known in existence…
This guitar features a composite body with a bolt-on maple neck and rosewood fretboard. The body is an elaborate mold of a devil girl with bat wings, and a devil tail that seamlessly transitions into a mother of pearl fretboard inlay. The fretboard markers are mother of pearl flame inlays. The guitar is equipped with a single EMG H-4 pickup with a master volume knob. The neck is a slim C shape and has 22 extra jumbo frets.
This guitar is as mint as you can get and comes with the original hardshell case, case candy, and even original box! Despite being a new guitar the original strings had corroded over time, so this guitar has been freshly re-strung, the frets have been cleaned and is setup in standard tuning.
Jackson USA Custom Shop Pablo Santana Masterbuilt Extreme Warrior Double Neck 6 & 7 string made in 2009. This custom built one of a kind guitar was built by master luthier Pablo Santana whom created a series of custom one-off and limited run body shapes that were extreme versions of Jackson guitar’s already edgy shaped models such as the Warrior and Kelly. The original owner of this guitar had a large collection of Pablo Santana’s One-off & Extreme bodied guitars and had this guitar custom ordered which was featured at the 2009 NAMM convention along with several other masterbuilt guitars that we now have listed at Diablo Guitars.
This guitar features a base model of a cross between an Extreme Warrior & Kelly and is split between an upper 6-string intended for leads and a lower 7-string for rhythms. The Guitar is controlled by a single 3-way selector switch in which the upper position is the isolated 6-string, the middle position is off, and the down position is the isolated 7-string. The guitar comes equipped with EMG 81 & 85 in the 6-string and EMG 707’s in the 7-string.
The guitar body is made out of high quality light-weight mahogany with a 3-piece mahogany neck and ebony fretboard with string-thru construction. The guitar weighs in at an impressive 11lbs 15.4 oz which is light for a guitar of this size and wood selections. This custom-bodied guitar is finished in a custom graphic made by world renown fantasy artist Mauricio Herrera. The finish that covers the entire body, headstock and neck (with exception to the fingerboard). The paint job seamlessly covers the dual sets of EMG pickups and pickup rings as well as the sides and bottom of the guitar. The guitar has mother of pearl inlays that are the “Extreme” versions of the classic Jackson Shark fins that feature sharper cuts and points and can be seen in some of Pablo Santanas Masterbuilt guitars. Both sets of “Extreme” inlays point inward as well as both headstock which are inlayed in mother of pearl Jackson logos. Both guitar necks feature Jackson’s standard .790-.850 neck thickness, compound radius fingerboards, 24 Jumbo Frets and both have 25.5” scale lengths.
The guitar comes with black hardware, Schaller tuning machines, and a single dome-knob master volume control. This guitar is in near mint condition and has been freshly re-strung with .10-.46 gauge strings on the 6-string neck & .10-.59 on the 7-string neck. as well as properly setup in A440 tuning. This guitar comes with the Jackson guitars Spec sheet, factory check list/COA, and corresponding emails between the owner/orderer and Jackson guitars. The guitar comes with the original G&G custom made hardshell case.
This is needless to say a one of a kind guitar like no other. From the body shape to the custom painted graphic this guitar is a work of art and a timeless collectors piece or head turner for stage. Please contact me with any questions as I am in regular contact with the original owner/orderer of the guitar.
Jackson USA Custom Dinky with a comic-book like Zap! & Pow! graphic made in San Dimas in 1987. This guitar features an alder body, maple neck and custom graphic that was most likely a one-off. This guitar has a San Dimas neck plate and 4-digit serial number however the factory changed locations in 1986-1987 so it may have been built in either factory. Either way this was still the time period that all of the guitars were being hand made. This guitar comes equipped with an aftermarket Seymour Duncan JBJ Humbucker which was wound by Maricela Juarez circa 1992. The guitar has a very interesting 3 knob control layout which is 1 volume, 1 tone, and 1 mid-boost controls. The guitar has also had an upgraded Gotoh 1996T Locking Tremolo, and Tone Vise locking nut screws.
This guitar is in very good condition with only minor scratches, dings and dents. The graphic looks great however it does have a visible ding (see photos). Comes with the original Jackson hardshell case.
For sale on Consignment: ESP Michael Wilton M-II Custom “NYC Grafitti” made between 1990-94. This iconic guitar is one of the rarest Queensryche related models with only 4 documented to have been made 3 of which were for Michael Wilton of Queensryche. Michael can be seen playing the Graffiti model in the music video for the song “Empire”. This guitar was purchased in 1994 by the previous owner who was told it was used by Michael in the music video, however after asking Michael about this guitar he confirmed that it is not the exact one that he used. Although it is possible someone could have custom ordered this guitar at the time there is wide speculation as to whether or not this custom paint job was an option as it was made by artist Eddie Meeks.
This ESP M-II custom features an alder body, 3-piece maple neck and rosewood fretboard. The guitar comes equipped with a Floyd rose tremolo with locking nut, Gotoh tuning machines and black hardware. The guitar neck has a 25.5” scale length with a thin U-shape profile, off-set block inlays and cream binding. The original Seymour Duncan pickups have been replaced with EMG 81 & 85’s and are controlled by a single volume knob and 3-way switch.
The guitar is in excellent condition for its age with only light belt buckle rash on the back of the body and very small dings on the face of the guitar back of the body and neck (see photos). This guitar is especially fun for me to list as I have been the second guitar player in Queensryche for the past 12 years. The guitar has been freshly re-strung and setup in standard A440 tuning with .10-.46 gauge strings and comes with the original ESP hardshell case. Buy both the ESP Chris Degarmo “Warhol” and the Michael Wilton “Graffiti” for $1,000 discount on both guitars!
ESP Custom Shop Chris Degarmo “Warhol” 3281 MII made in 2005. This iconic guitar is probably the rarest Queensryche related model with only one other documented replica built by the ESP Custom shop other than Chris Degarmo’s. This ESP M-II features an alder body, 3-piece maple neck and ebony fretboard. The inlays on the fretboard are Triryches up until the 12th fret when they switch to diamonds. The custom “Warhol” graphic is an Andy Warhol inspired multi-color square graphic of outlined Triryches. This guitar was ordered through the custom shop using Chris Degarmo’s original spec sheet that ESP was able to replicate. The guitar was ordered in 2003 with its completion in 2005. This particular guitar has two slight factory modifications compared to Chris’s original which are EMG pickups instead of Seymour Duncans and 24 frets instead of 22.
The guitar is in excellent condition with only light belt buckle rash on the back of the body and one very small ding on the face of the guitar (see photos). The guitar still has the plastic intact on the rear control cavity. This guitar is especially fun for me to list as I have been the replacement guitarist for Chris Degarmo for the past 12 years. The guitar has been freshly re-strung and setup in standard A440 tuning with .10-.46 gauge strings and comes with the original ESP hardshell case. Purchase both the ESP Chris Degarmo “Warhol” and the Michael Wilton “Graffiti” for $1,000 discount!
Caparison Orbit FX with custom Queensryche Triryche graphic by Mike learn made in 2010 graphic done in 2020. This guitar was first given to Oli Herbert of “All That Remains” by Caparison prior to Oli signing an endorsement deal with Jackson guitars in which Oli would eventually release a Jackson signature model. Leading up to Oli’s Jackson deal, Oli was interested in Caparison and was given this guitar to try out and use live. When Oli decided to go with Jackson guitars instead of Caparison, Caparison asked for the guitar back. At this time I (Parker) was on tour with Queensryche and I had recently became a Caparison artist. Caparison coordinated with Oli and myself to meet up in Massachusetts to hand off the guitar. Oli came to our show and gave me the guitar, the day after Queensryche had a day off and Oli and his wife came and hungout with us. Oli was a very kind, friendly person and a very talented and driven guitarist. If you do not know, sadly Oli passed away in 2018.
I used this guitar on tour with Queensryche for several years, until the paint had worn off to the point where it was very noticeable and not in a cool relic Strat or Les Paul kind of way. The tips of the points in the “V” were chipping and flaking off paint, as well as very heavy belt buckle rash. The damage along with every finger print from anytime touching the guitars gloss black finish made it an ugly guitar to play live and see in photos. That is when I began playing the white Caparison Orbits exclusively which survived heavy touring and white finish masked wear and tear.
I became friends with artist Mike Learn whom is widely known as the artist who has made hundreds of not thousands of custom Jackson USA graphics over the years, not to mention has made some amazing hand carved guitars himself and is an overall super talented guitar luthier, painter and musician. I asked him to refinish this guitar and add a Queensryche Triryche as well as sand and smooth out any damages to the wood. He did a fantastic job and not only made a very cool Triryche with smoke, but refinished the rest of the guitar with a “bolted steel”-like base paint which masks fingerprints and gives the guitar a much better look, vibe and feel. I was planning on playing this guitar live this year, but everything has been cancelled for 2020 thus far with Queensryche. I have a few other Caparison Orbits that I may have refinished as well. I began with this one because of the history with Oli and myself as well as this guitar is the lightest weight which I prefer at 6lbs 13oz.
Jackson USA DK1 Dinky Elite select quilted maple top in deep candy red finish made in Ontario CA in 1996. This guitar features a maple bound basswood body with highly figured quilted maple top, maple neck and ebony fretboard. The guitar comes equipped with the original Seymour Duncan pickups which are a Jeff Beck Humbucker in the bridge and STK-1 single coils in the middle and neck positions controlled by a 5-way switch, master volume and master tone knobs. The guitar has an original Floyd Rose tremolo with locking nut, Gotoh tuning machines and gold hardware. The guitar is inlayed with classic mother of pearl shark fin inlays on the fingerboard as well as a mother of pearl inlayed Jackson logo on the headstock.
This guitar neck has a compound radius neck with a Jackson .775-.850 neck thickness that is a 25.5” scale length and has 22 jumbo frets. This guitar has been freshly re-strung with .10-.46 gauge strings and is setup in A440 tuning. The guitar is in very good condition with only light surface scratches, and one ding on the back of the body and a visible scratch (see photos). tThis guitar plays, looks and sound incredible! This guitar comes with a VERY nice Ibanez hardshell case that was meant to be for a Mick Thompson of Slipknot signature model MTM1 in blood red, with a matching red case.
Ernie Ball Music Man St. Vincent in Stealth Black finish made in 2018. This guitar features a mahogany body, rosewood neck and ebony fretboard. The guitar comes equipped with 3 Dimarzio Mini Humbuckers controlled by master volume and master tone knobs with a 5-way pickup selector switch. The guitar neck is 25.5” scale length with a 10” fingerboard radius, and has 22 high profile medium width frets. The guitar has Schaller locking tuning machines, and a music man tremolo with hardened steel bridge and stainless steel saddles. The “Stealth Black” guitar finish has all black hardware to match down to every detail for a very cool blacked out or “murdered out” look.
This guitar is essentially new B-stock that I acquired from a dealer and is in mint condition. The guitar comes with the original hardshell case, case candy and has been freshly re-strung and setup in standard tuning.
Gretsch Billy Bo Jupiter Thunderbird 6199 in White Penguin finish made in 2016. This stunning guitar features a gold sparkle bound laminated maple body with bound maple neck and ebony fretboard. The guitar comes equipped with dual TV Jone Power Tron pickups controlled by a master volume, master tone, as well as individual pickup volumes and a 3-way switch. This guitar features the same key specs as the original Billy Bo Thunderbird Jupiter but is dressed up with the aesthetic features of the highly coveted Gretsch White Penguin which include all gold hardware, gold sparkle flake binding on the body, neck, headstock, truss rod cover, and control cavities. The Gotoh locking tuning machines and pinned bridge base make changing strings with the Bigsby tailpiece much easier as well as improve stability, tuning and intonation.
This is a fantastic looking, playing and sounding guitar. The Billy Bo is great for the studio as it is very comfortable to play sitting down vs the traditional full size Gretsch Hollowbody guitars. Weighing in at 6lbs 14oz. it will be a great live guitar for playing long sets and it is sure to turn some heads with all the guitar bling! This guitar is in mint condition, has been freshly restrung with 10-46 gauge strings and is setup in standard tuning. The guitar comes with the original Gretsch hardshell case, and all of the case candy as well as COA.
Fender Coronado II in Antigua finish made in July of 1967. This guitar features a bound semi-hollow maple body, maple neck and bound rosewood fretboard. The neck profile is a small C shape with a fingerboard radius of 7.25”, a nut width of 1 5/8” and neck dimensions of .880” at the first fret as well as the 12th fret. The original Fender F style tuners, DeArmond Fender pickups, and knobs are in excellent condition and perfect working order. The guitar has an aftermarket floating bridge, and I do not have the original tremolo bar for the tailpiece. but otherwise is original. The guitar still has the original frets with plenty of life and is setup with low action and plays very well.
The guitars body is in very good condition with the exception of a stripe on the back of the guitar where it looks as if someone kept their guitar strap underneath the guitar in the case for a long period of time. The headstock has a small dent on the upper tip where there is a small amount of paint that has chipped away. This guitar has been freshly restrung and comes with the original Fender carrying that is a cross between a hardshell case and a chipboard case.
Gretsch G6228 Players Edition Jet in Dark Cherry Metallic finish made in 2018. This guitar features a bound chambered mahogany body with maple top, mahogany neck and rosewood fretboard. This guitar comes equipped with dual Gretsch Broad Tron BT65 pickups controlled by a master volume, dual pickup volumes and a master tone knob with a 3-way pickup selector switch. The neck is a standard 25.5” scale length with a 1.6875” nut width and 12” fingerboard radius. The neck has big block pearloid inlays, 22 medium jumbo frets and locking Gotoh tuning machines. This guitar has some classy aesthetic features which include the vintage Gretsch headstock logo, aged cream binding, Gretsch arrow head knobs, and V-shaped stop tailpiece.
This guitar is in excellent condition and was purchased directly from a dealer as a B-stock guitar. It looks as if it was either a floor model or someone has at least played it with a belt buckle on briefly as there are light belt buckle marks on the back but the guitar is otherwise flawless. The guitar has been freshly re-strung with 10-46 gauge stings and setup in standard tuning. It comes withe the original Gretsch hardshell case, COA and all of the original case candy.
Gibson Flying V Custom Art & Historic series in Satin Green Metallic finish made in 2002 1 of only 15 made. This guitar features a 2-piece mahogany body, mahogany neck and rosewood fretboard. The guitar comes stock with dual Gibson 57’ Classic Humbuckers, an ABR bridge and grover tuning machines. The aluminum pickguard, aluminum truss rod cover, V shaped anchor plate, and aluminum knobs with all chrome hardware make this guitar very cool and unique. The “Satin Green Metallic” finish is a very crisp dark green with very fine sparkle metallic flakes mixed in. A quote from Gibson near the release of this particular model:
“It’s appropriate that guitars that were originally designed to reflect the lines of the automobiles would finally get finishes that do the same. Each guitar in this collection of three of Gibson’s most “futuristic” models-the Explorer, Flying V, and Futura-has several intriguing appointments, but none more immediately noticeable than the finish. “I read a lot of hot rod and street car magazines, and metallic colors like these are the trend in car restoration right now,” says finish master Mick McGuire in reference to the metallic copper, silver, green, and blue finishes found in this collection.”
“Also notable on these guitars are the aluminum pick guard and truss rod covers (designed by engineer John McGuire and the Pro Shop’s Bill Jancar, respectively) and the large, retro-style volume and tone knobs. John McGuire said, “They’re similar to some knobs Edwin (Wilson, Historic Program manager) brought back from Japan, and they really remind me of old stereo knobs. It’s fitting that these three guitars, with body shapes designed to echo the lines and curves of the automobiles of the ’50s, should finally get finish colors to complete that connection. Each of the three guitars will have a limited run of 60 (15 in each color). The Custom Shop will offer the Explorer models in August, the Flying V models in September and the Futura models in October.”
This guitar is in very good condition with very little wear other than the scuffs on the pickguard which is very sensitive. This guitar has been freshly restrung with .10-.46 gauge strings and setup in A440 standard tuning. Comes with the original Gibson Custom Shop hardshell case, factory check list and warranty card.
Gibson Les Paul Custom 3-Pickup 35th Anniversary made in 1989 in Ebony finish. This guitar features a mahogany body, maple top, mahogany neck and ebony fretboard. The guitar comes equipped with 3 Gibson Patent stamped humbucker pickups controlled by a 3-way switch, 2 volume, and 2 tone knob. This guitar was only made in 1989 and has a signature “35th anniversary” on the headstock split diamond inlay. The guitar has a double bound body, bound neck, and headstock with a 5-ply custom pickguard, gold hardware and vintage style Kluson Deluxe tuning machines with tulip machine heads. The guitar has a great well balanced feel weighing in at 9 1/2 pounds and a comfortable medium neck profile.
This guitar is in good condition however it has belt buckle marks, various small dings and dents, and a chip of binding missing on the corner of the headstock. The back of the neck has been refinished, however the rest of the guitar finish is original which can be seen under a black light. There is faint outline of where a sticker previously was on the front and back of the guitar which can only be seen at certain angles in the light. The sticker on the top was of a Sailor Jerry style sparrow and the sticker on the back read “Die Trying”. The pickups are 2 originals and one period correct Patent stamped Gibson Humbuckers that have had the covers removed, but gold Gibson replacement covers have been installed which do not align perfectly but look better in my opinion than no covers at all.
This is a killer players grade guitar and a fantastic deal. I have had this exact same guitar model previously that was all original and sold for $4,800 to put it in perspective. This guitar comes with the original 1989 Gibson hardshell “pink blanket” case which was only made for 2 years before being replaced by the pink silk insert cases. This guitar has been freshly restrung with .010-.46 gauge strings and setup in standard tuning.
Gibson Les Paul Special DC Double Cutaway in Cherry finish made in 1997. This guitar features a mahogany body, mahogany neck and bound rosewood fretboard. The guitar has a double-cutaway body shape in classic cherry finish similar the the double-cut specials if the late 50’s and early 60’s. The guitar comes equipped with dual Gibson P-90 single coil “Soap Bar” pickups controlled by a 3-way switch, 2 volume and 2 tone controls. The guitar has an ABR-1 bridge with stop tail piece, vintage style Gibson Kluson deluxe tuning machines with kidney bean machine heads, a 5-ply black pickguard, and black top-hat knobs.
This guitar is all original and in very good condition with only light surface scratches and some minor dings and dents (see photos). This guitar has been freshly restrung with .010-.046 gauge strings and setup in standard tuning. Comes with an after market hardshell case.
Fender Stratocaster Hardtail in Olympic White finish made in 1974. This guitar features a light weight alder body and maple neck with large 70s headstock. The 3-bolt neck plate serial number dates to 1974, the neck stamp dates to 1974 and the pots & pickups date to 1974. The original single coil pickups sound crisp and clear with a killer vintage vibe. The F-style 70s Fender tuning machines are in excellent condition, and the original knobs, pickup covers, and switch cap are aged white along with the olympic white finish that has yellowed. The original frets are warn but still have plenty of life left and all frets on all strings ring out. This guitar has aged very nicely and is reminiscent of Yngwie Malmsteen’s 70’s Strat
The guitar is in overall very good condition with the only damage being cosmetic finish dings, dents and scratches. The clear coat has warn through in places overtime which makes makes the guitar sensitive and susceptible to wear and dirt. There is a spot near the input jack where dirt has stuck to the body where the clear coat has worn. The back of the guitar is fairly clean and the majority of wear is on the bottom of the guitar as well as surrounding the pick-guard. There is a ding on both horns of the body, as well as a ding on the back of the neck but was most likely finely sanded by a luthier to be flush as you can not feel it. This guitar has been freshly restrung with .090-.042 gauge strings and setup in standard tuning. Comes with original Fender hardshell case with orange interior.
Fender Stratocaster hardtail in natural finish made in 1978. This guitar features an Ash body and maple 3-bolt neck which both date to 1977. The 3 grey bobbin single coil pickups date to 1978 and are in fantastic shape. The pots date to 1977 and 1978, and the serial number inside the pick-guard matches the serial number on the headstock both dating to 1977. This guitar is all original with the exception of the brass nut and a 5-way switch. The original hardware including the 70s F-style tuning machines are in excellent condition, the only parts that are beginning to tarnish are the string trees on the headstock which are easily replaceable. The original frets have very little wear and plenty of life left, and the body and neck are in fantastic shape overall.
There is a finish crack in the clear-coat that looks like a scratch on the back of the body, as well as a couple of small dents on the front of the guitar above the pick-guard, and some small dings on the butt of the guitar towards the lower strap button and a ding on the lower horn (see photos). Other than that the guitar is in very good condition. This guitar has been freshly restrung with 09-42 gauge strings and setup in standard tuning. Comes with original hardshell case.
Fender Stratocaster from the International color Series in Cathy Ebony finish made in 1980. This guitar features a ash body with a 3-blot maple neck dating to 1979. This guitar comes equipped with the original early American standard single coil pickups and pots that date to 1980. The original F-style tuning machines are in great shape as are the plastic hardware and bridge. The guitar is all original with the exception of the bridge saddle screws and springs because they were getting rusty but it comes with the originals. The pickguard screws and pickup screws have also been changed to black. to match the finish and hardware.
The guitar is in good condition overall but does have minor dings, dents and scratches in the finish (see photos). This guitar has been freshly restrung and setup in standard tuning. Comes with an aftermarket Fender hardshell case.
Fender John 5 signature Triple Pickup Deluxe J5 Telecaster in gloss black finish with matching headstock made in Mexico in 2008. This guitar features a double bound alder body, maple neck and rosewood fretboard. The guitar comes equipped with three Fender Enforcer Humbucker pickups with chrome pickup covers controlled by a 3-way toggle switch with master volume and master tone knobs. The 70’s Tele Deluxe style full sized mirror pick-guard accents the chrome hardware and chrome triple pickups for a very cool modern take on a 70’s classic. The 60’s style C shape neck has 22 medium jumbo frets, dot inlays and a 12” fingerboard radius. The 70’s style large headstock has Fender branded Schaller tuning machines and gloss black paint matching the body.
This guitar is in very good condition with only minor cosmetic wear (see photos). These were sold originally with gig-nags however I have a Parker Guitars molded hardshell case that fits perfectly and is in excellent condition.
Martin Custom Shop all mahogany dreadnaught acoustic made in 2013. This guitar features a gloss finished mahogany top, and a satin finished mahogany back and sides with mahogany neck and n ebony fretboard. The guitar body is a D-14 fret size with a forward shifted X-scalloped bracing, with a dove-tail neck joint. The neck is a 25.4” scale length with a 1 3/4” nut width, and 2 5/32” string spacing. The neck is a low oval shape with high performance taper and the ebony fingerboard has abalone old style 18 inlays. The guitar is equipped with open gear tuning machines with butterbean machine heads, a bone nut and compensated bone saddle, ebony bridge, faux tortoise pick-guard and tortoise body binding.
This guitar is in very good condition although it does have some minor scratches and some wear around the bridge (see photos). Comes with the original hardshell case and Martin warranty cards.
Gibson ES-120T in sunburst finish made in 1966. This guitar features a very thin 1 3/4” fully hollow thin-line body made out of laminated maple with a maple neck and rosewood fretboard. The guitar comes equipped with a single-coil neck pickup that is controlled by single master volume and master tone knobs. This guitar is unique in that the control cavity is mounted underneath the molded plastic pick-guard. The original rosewood bridge, trapeze tailpiece and Kluson Deluxe tuning machines are all intact and in great working order. The original frets still have a lot of life left in them, more so than most guitars from this time period.
This guitar is in good condition with minor dings, dents, surface scratches and finish checking which is mostly typical of an instrument this age. The only notable damage is the ding on the back of the neck that although looks bad from photos does not effect playability much at all. This guitar has been freshly setup and restrung with .11-.54 gauge flatwound strings in standard tuning and comes with an aftermarket but very nice Gretsch hardshell case.
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