FT: 30 Guitars

adam of angels

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Hey guys, I’ve got another haul of guitars that I’m looking to trade. I’m primarily looking for guitars and basses, but I also have a serious need for some good studio/recording gear, including a keyboard/midi controller, a good computer (gaming rigs, and high end parts also welcome), something like a Kemper or Axe Fx, maybe some high end decent amps, and Acoustic instruments (acoustic guitar, violin, mandolin, etc.). I’m easy to deal with, so please do not be shy! Message me if you have any ideas whatsoever. Although I’m open to most brands, as far as guitars go, special attention goes to:

Suhr
Anderson
PRS
Gibson (particularly limited, and Custom Shop stuff, but I'm open to Standards)
Fender (serious Tele fever right now - the more Western the better)
Aristides
Strandberg
Mayones
Knaggs
Parker
Jackson/Charvel
ESP (especially USA and Custom Shop)

I have a royal ton of references spanning nearly 10 years on these forums - you’re in the very best of hands. Please send all offers via PM or e-mail: [email protected]








LTD Black Metal Eclipse - 9.7/10 condition

Mahogany Body and Neck
Macassar Ebony Fretboard
24.75" Scale Length
Locking Tuners
Seymour Duncan Black Winter
Hardshell Case

Would be mint if not for the tiniest dent on the bottom edge. This is one of the beat deals in a guitar under $1000. Straight forward, no BS, but no skimping on quality.

$700

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Ibanez Prestige RGA-321F - Transparent Black - 9.3/10 condition

Mahogany Body
Flame Maple Top
Maple/Wenge Neck
Rosewood Fretboars
Ibanez Gibraltar 3 Bridge
Dimarzio IBZ Pickups

This was the flagship of the Prestige line when it was available, and is still one of the best and most sought after models. The blue version tends to pop up every now and then, but the black almost never does. My pictures completely wash the figuring away, and the color loses its richness as well, but you can get a good idea of what it's supposed to look like by googling it. The fretboard has a bit of build up that you might want to clean off, and there are some faint scratches on the back that I had a hell of a time capturing, but its overall well kept.

$1400

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ESP Eclipse II - 9/10 condition

Mahogany Body and Neck
Rosewood Fretboard
24.75" Scale
EMG Pickups

A real-deal Eclipse. This is the classic hybrid between a Les Paul and a modern/shredder guitar. The neck isn't too thin, the body isn't too heavy, the tone is balanced, etc.. there's a handful of super light scratches on the back, as well as a chip on the tip of the headstock, and light scuffing on the back edge.

$1400

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Schecter USA Avenger - 9.9/10 condition

Mahogany Body and Neck
Rosewood Fretboard
Stainless Steel Frets
Schecter USA Pickups
Floyd Rose Pro Tremolo
Schaller Locking Tuners

If you've never played a USA Schecter, then you'll have no frame of reference to know what to expect, even if you're a big fan of the import line. These are on a different level, andcan hang with any other USA made guitar. This one is super clean, and if it does have any flaws, they're too minor for me to be able to find them.

$1500

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2019 Gibson Les Paul Classic Lite - 9.5/10 condition

Mahogany Body and Neck
Maple Top
Rosewood Fretboard
Slim Taper Neck Profile
57 Classic and 57 Classic + Pickups

These are new for 2019, and part of a limited edition sort of run if I'm not mistaken. Thinner body + 9-hole chambering (thus the "Lite") make it pretty light weight and comfortable compared to a regular LP. The quality and playability of the 2019 Gibsons seems to be much better than it has been in many years. This is a great player. I got it from the original owner, who was either a smoker, or played it around a smoker, as the guitar does smell faintly like smoke. It's new enough, so that may wear off by the time it makes it to you. Case not included, but all accessories and paper work are.

$1500

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Fender Select Telecaster Blackwood - 8/10 condition

Chambered Alder Body
Malaysian Blackwood Top
Birdseye Maple Neck and Fretboard
25.5" Scale
9.5" - 14" Compound Radius
Fender Wide Range Pickups
S-1 Switch

The quality of this guitar seems to be on par with Fender Custom Shop stuff. If it weren't for a bit of finish chipping along the edges, and some super minor marks otherwise, it would be in great shape. Its 100% functional, and both feels absolutely incredible. Not sure why Fender ever ended the Select series.

$1500

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Strandberg Boden OS7 - 9.5/10 condition

Chambered Swamp Ash Body
Flamed Maple Top
Birdseye Maple Neck and Fretboard
20" Radius
26.5" - 25.5" Scale
Stainless Steel Frets
Instrumental SFTY3-7 Pickups

Unlike the current generation of import Bodens, this one was made in Korea, which is by all means a good thing. The original pickups were actives, so while the Instrumentals are a bit wider than plenty of other passive Pickups, there's an obvious size difference compared to actives, which leaves a bit if space in the cavities. Otherwise, there's just some very light and minor signs of wear here and there.

$1900

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Music Man JP6 Rosewood - White - 9/10 condition

Basswood Body
Rosewood Neck and Fretboard
Stainless Steel Frets
Music Man Tremolo
Piezo Acoustic Pickup
Dimarzio Pickups

Music Man made these available with a solid rosewood neck, by order only, for a month in 2015. These guitars play extremely well to begin with, but the Rosewood neck adds something to both the tone and the feel that you miss when you go back to the standard version. There's a spot of rash on the back, and some small dings on the headstock, but its overall fairly clean.

$2000

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TMG Ronnie Scott Telemaster - Antique Sunburst - 9.9/10 condition

Swamp Ash Body
Maple Neck
Indian Rosewood Fretboard
Medium C Profile
10” Radius
Duesenberg Neck Pickup
TMG Slider 52 Bridge Pickup

I have no experience with TMG outside of this guitar, but it’s as good as that of any of the other vintage-style American builders I’ve been across. It is what it looks like - a cross between a Jazzmaster and a Tele, though it’s a bit more of a Tele. Unbelievably good tone from this thing - I’ve been a bit obsessed with twangy surf/spaghetti tones lately, and this thing nails it. It also, not surprisingly, works perfectly for blues and even jazz stuff.

$2200

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Ibanez Jem 7vsbl - Blue Sparkle - 9/10 condition

Alder Body
Basswood Top (Veneer)
Maple Neck
Rosewood Fretboard
Scalloped Frets From 21 - 24
Lo-Pro Edge Bridge
Dimarzio Evolution Pickup Set

These were made from 2002 - 2004, with only the 2002 (which is what this is) has the LP-Pro (which is preferable, according to many). You almost never see these pop up for sale anymore, so if you’re a Jem fan, you need this, and if you’re an Ibanez fan, you probably also need this. There’s some very minor signs of wear and aging, but nothing serious. It comes in the old school, red-lined Universe case, which has a broken latch, but is still totally functional.

$2200

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Ibanez Prestige RG-652MBQS - Killerburst - 9.9/10 condition

Ash Body
Quilted Maple Top
Maple/Walnut Neck
Maple Fretboard
Super Wizard Profile
Dimarzio Tone Zone and Air Norton Pickups
Edge Tremolo

#14 of 14 made. Top notch Ibanez quality, with an aesthetic beauty that is only fully apparent in person. The color tends to looks darker and bland in pictures. The neck is super thin, as you might expect, but the tone is not. COA and original case included.

$2200

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Music Man Luke II BFR - 9.8/10 condition

Alder Body
Rosewood Neck and Fretboard
12'' Radius
25" Scale Length
Locking Tuners
Music Man Tremolo
EMG Pickups

Not only is this an exceptionally clean Luke II, which is no longer in production, and fairly difficult to find these days to begin with, but its from a limited run featuring a solid Rosewood Neck. This alone is worth the price of admission. Super versatile guitar - don't let the active pickups scare you.

$2200

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Music Man JP6 - Cardinal Red - 9.5/10 condition

Basswood Body
Birdseye Maple Neck
Rosewood Fretboard
Stainless Steel Frets
Music Man Tremolo
Piezo
Dimarzio Pickups
Locking Tuners

The Cardinal Red (which is really just a red sparkle, but looks better than my pictures by a long shot) was part of a limited run available only by special order through certain dealers. As good as the best Music Man I've played. Theres one or two super minor and virtually invisible flaws, but is otherwise clean.

$2300

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2019 Gibson Les Paul Standard 60's - 10/10 condition

Mahogany Neck and Body
AA Flame Maple Top
Rosewood Fretboard
Slim Taper Profile
12" Radius
Medium Jumbo Frets
Burstbucker 61R and 61T Pickups

I'm not usually the biggest Gibson guy, but recently found myself on a kick, and managed to find this - one of the nicest Gibsons, let alone Les Pauls I've ever come across. I kept hearing that Gibson stepped their game up for 2019, and if this is of any indication, that is absolutely true. I'm a diehard PRS fan, and I would put most PRSi up against this guitar. Perfect neck, low action, resonance from top to bottom, and beautiful at every angle. A guy I know got this brand new, but preferred an older Goldtop I had and traded me only days after getting it. It hasn't been played an hour.

$2300

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Jackson USA PC-1 - Amber Satin - 9.8/10 condition

Carmelized Mahogany Body
Quilted Maple Top
Carmelized, Graphite Reinforced Maple Neck
Carmelized Flame Maple Fretboard
12" - 16" Radius
25.5" Scale
Jumbo Frets
PC1 Sustainer Neck
Dimarzio HS-2 Middle
Dimarzio Super 3 Bridge
Floyd Rose Tremolo

One of the most iconic Jacksons, though updated (and upgraded) in recent years. The carmelized woods are an awesome change - they offer stability in the face of climate shifts, and add some attack and sustain to the sound. Needless to say, it plays like a dream, and looks even better in person than it does in these pictures. There's three or four super tiny and odd scuff marks on the side of the body, which might come off, but don't draw any sort of attention. Just figured I'd mention it for full disclosure.

$2400

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Kiesel K6 70th Anniversary - Ebony - 9/10 condition

Mahogany and Maple Body
Ebony Top
Wenger, Maple, and Purpleheart Neck
Ebony Fretboard
25.5" Scale
Hipshot Bridge
Locking Tuners
Kiesel Pickups

There's a small chance that I've gotten some part of the specs wrong- the neck may be Rosewood instead of Walnut, and the body maybe something other than Mahogany, but I'm 90% sure I got it right. The 70th Anniversary K series is supposedly built by Jeff, using premium woods, and proced accordingly. I haven't caught on to the Kiesel fad like a lot of other modern guitarists - I've had a handful of them and they've all been solid enough guitars, but few have wowed me. This one, however, is a contender among top tier American made guitars. The neck is outrageously comfortable and solid, the woods sing with every note the entire way up the board, and it just feels like a solid, substantial instrument in your hands.

Conditionwise, it would be damn near mint, save for that goofy thing that happens when a guitar that has clearcoat sprayed over the fret ends goes through some climate change - the wood around the frets shrinks a bit, which pulls the clearcoat with it. When it swells back to it's original state, you get a little bit if sir under the clear that sits over the fret end. It's very common among PRS and such, and doesn't hurt anything. You may never notice it, actually, as it's a very subtle thing, but I'm mentioning it here for full disclosure.

$2500

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ESP Custom Shop Page Hamilton Horizon - Brushed Silver - 9.5/10 condition

Alder Body
Maple Neck
Ebony Fretboard
Sperzel Locking Tuners
Wilkinson Tremolo
Sustainiac Neck
BKP Aftermath Bridge

Rare as can be, and one of the coolest models ESP has ever produced. It’s essentially just a Horizon with a Wilkinson and a single-cool sized pickup in the neck position. The finish is really stunning - it looks like brushed aluminum, so I’m not sure how they accomplished that exactly, but my pictures do it little justice. As anyone that has played a Custom Shop ESP will tell you, the quality is top of the food chain, so you can’t go wrong. The pickups have been upgraded from Dimarzios to a BKP and a Sustainiac. Conditionwise, there’s some super minor wear that you have to look closely to find, but it’s been well cared for.

$2500

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Gibson Thunderhorse Explorer - 9/10 condition

Mahogany Body and Neck
Ebony Fretboard (NOT Richlite)
Slim Neck Profile
12" Radius
24.75" Scale
Burstbucker Pickups

This is the real deal here. This model was made in limited numbers, and most of the ones you'll find have Richlite fretboards, whereas this one has Ebony. Super fast neck with low action, and a ton of tone. Aside from a handful of very minor marks (almost all of which is on the back, and is very hard to photograph), it's been well taken care of.

$2800

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1988 Ibanez Jem 77fp - Floral Pattern - 7.5/10 condition

Basswood Body
Maple Neck
Rosewood Fretboard
Scalloped from 20 - 24
Edge Tremolo
Dimarzio PAF Pro and Jem Pickups

This is the real deal, first year Jem Floral. These are generally trashed, conditionwise, but this one is fairly clean, with only minor wear and aging here and there. I tried to capture most of it in the pictures, but there's nothing major to point out, and most of the minute stuff doesn't show up in pictures. The neck is super stable. After all of these years, this thing is still a perfectly reliable workhorse. Oh, and this one was signed by Vai at some point.

$3000

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Mayones Duvell Q7 - Spring Brook - 9.9/10 condition

American Ash Body
Wenger and Maple Neck
Ebony Fretboard
16" Radius
25.5" Scale
Luminlay Glow in the Dark Side Inlays
Schaller Hannes Bridge
Hipshot Griplock Tuners
BKP Nailbomb and Coldsweat Pickup set

Although you'll be hard pressed to find a mediocre Mayones, this particular example was made for the NAMM show, and is of exceptional build quality. All of the woods are choice, which make it both nice to look at and listen to. I hesitate to call it 100% Mint, simply because the wood grain might be hiding a small flaw here or there, but I looked it over super closely and didnt find so much as a scratch.

$3000

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Suhr Andy Wood Modern T - Whiskey Barrel - 9.9/10 condition

Swamp Ash Body
Roasted Maple Neck
Modern Eliptical Neck Profile
16” Radius
Stainless Steel Frets
Suhr Woodshed Singlecoils
Suhr Locking Tuners

A legitimate, classic Tele by design in every way, but with much appreciated Modern appointments - 24 Frets, 16” Radius, All Axcess Neck joint, Locking Tuners, Stainless Steel Frets, etc.. I’m not sure there is a cooler Tele on the market.

$3000

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PRS Custom 24 30th Anniversary 10-Top - Violet - 9/10 condition

Mahogany Body and Neck
Flamed Maple 10-Top
Rosewood Fretboard
25" Scale
PRS 85/15 Pickups

I'm not sure why, or how, but all of the 30th Anniversary Cu24's I've played have felt a bit better than the average Core Cu24 (which is saying a lot, as they're already famously amazing). They don't differ in any meaningful way, aside from the inlays, so it could be my imagination, or just the luck of the draw. Either way, this is an exceptional guitar. There are a few clearcoat chips along the natural binding/top edge, but they're only apparent up close, and aside from one or two other super tiny imperfections, it reads as Excellent+ condition from nearly every angle.

$3000

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PRS Custom 24 2010 Experience - Slate - 9/10 condition

Mahogany Body
Artist Grade Flamed Maple Top
Rosewood Neck and Fretboard
Standard Neck Profile
PRS 59/09 Pickups

This was part of a small batch of guitars made for the 2010 PRS Experience show. Although the color looks like transparent black, it's actually Slate, which is like a super dark blue-green/teal. I simply couldn't capture it correctly no matter what kind of lighting I sat it in. But its amazing looking in person. The top and woods used are Artist Package tier. The Standard neck profile might be PRS' best, though they haven't made it in years. It has a few dings and scratches here and there, but is overall fairly clean.

$3200

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Aristides 050 - Poison Ivy - 9.9/10 condition

Arium Body and Neck
Richlite Fretboard
34” Scale
12” Radius
Stainless Steel Frets
Hipshot Griplock Tuners
Hipshot Bridge
Seymour Duncan Pickups

In the same way that their guitars are unexpectedly amazing sounding and perfect players, Aristides’ basses are the be-all-end-all when it comes to roadworthy basses. It won’t go out of tune due to warpage, and is finally clear everywhere across the fretboard. This one in particular is done in a custom ordered color,.

$3200

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Ormsby Hypemachine Baritone 7 - 9.5/10 condition

Maple Burl Top
Black Limba Body
Bubinga Fretboard
Figured Seduka Neck
20" Radius
27" Scale
Hipshot locking Tuners
Bone Nut
Ormsby Katana Pickups bridge and Neck

I briefly owned one of the affordable/import Ormsbys and while it was an impressive guitar, this authentic build is a huge leap beyond it (if you couldn't tell by looking at it). Super light weight, perfectly comfortable neck, tons of attack and clarity, and the woods are even more beautiful in person. Although the scale length is 27", somehow I don't really even notice the extra length, save for the added tonal benefits in the lower register. Conditionwise, most people will read this as mint, but if you look very closely in the right lighting, you can see a few incredibly shallow dents/impressions in the clear coat.

$3200

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Suhr Classic Custom Koa - 9.9/10 condition

Koa Body
Pau Ferro Neck and Fretboard
Even C Medium Profile .840 - .920
9" - 12" Radius
25.5" Scale
Jumbo Stainless Steel Frets
Suhr Locking Tuners
Suhr SSV and SSH+ Pickups

Most Suhr Classics are what you'd expect a "Classic" to be - some variation of a Strat as we all know them, without much deviation from the norm. This one, on the other hand, goes about as far left field as possible without getting into crazy inlay work or something gaudy like that. In fact, it's almost understated, yet classy. I like to think it looks like it grew in the woods somewhere, whereas Koa is usually a brighter looking, flashy wood. This thing has been babied its entire life - I put a fair amount of play time on it, but always gently, and as such, there's either zero wear, or so little that you won't find it.

$3200

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Suhr Modern Carve Top - 9.9/10 condition

Korina Body and Neck
Ebony Fretboars
Stainless Steel Frets
Gotoh Floyd Rose
Locking Tuners
Suhr Pickups

If you want the highest quality, boutique workhorse you can find, I think you could do a lot worse than this. Korina is my favorite tone wood, and save for the ebony, that's all this thing is made of. Super resonant, smooth as silk, and has the best double locking trem you can buy.

$3200

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Tyler Studio Elite - Metallic Matte Orange - 9/10 condition

Swamp Ash Body
Maple Neck
Indian Rosewood Fretboard
Stainless Steel Frets
Gotoh Floyd Rose
Tyler Pickups

If you're interested in this guitar, you probably know all about Tyler's quality. I dont see too many Floyded Studios pop up, and have never seen another in this color. There's a few minor imperfections, but nothing crazy.

$3500

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Knaggs SSC Tier 2 - Blue Fade - 9.8/10 condition

Mahogany Body and Neck
Tier 2 Flamed Maple Top
Indian Rosewood Fretboard
24.75" Scale
12" Radius
Kluson Revolution Tuners
BKP Steve Stevens Signature Pickups

One of the cooler variants of the Steve Stevens sig. This is a PRS and Les Pauk killer above all others. Perfect in every way, super comfortable, and hard to take your eyes off of. This was was $5000 new, so grab it at a huge discount, only slightly used. I'm marking it as Mint, though it has the faintest surface scratches on the back (I'm pretty sure you could buff them out if need be, but you'll never notice them).

$3500

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PRS Custom 24 Artist - Black Gold - 9.9/10 condition

Mahogany Body
Quilted Maple Artist Top
Flamed Maple Artist Neck
Pattern Regular Neck
Ebony Fretboard
PRS 57/08 Pickups
PRS Tremolo

Minimally played, but for no good reason, as this thing is amazing in every way. The color is Black Gold, which tends to vary from build to build and is somewhat difficult to photograph. No wear, save for maybe the slightest signs of handling somewhere, but I haven't found any of it.

$4000

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