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  NEW LOWER CONSIGNMENT RATE OF 10%, LOOKING FOR GUITARS!!
(Item#212) NEW LOWER CONSIGNMENT RATE OF 10%, BUSINESS HAS BEEN SLOW EVERYWHERE AND USED PRICES ARE DOWN, SO TO TRY AND KEEP PRICES COMPETITIVE I'M TEMPORARILY LOWERING MY CONSIGNMENT RATE FOR MY COMMISSION DOWN TO 10% ACROSS THE BOARDS, SO PLEASE GET IN TOUCH IF I CAN HELP WITH SELLING A GUITAR OR AMP THAT YOU THINK FITS INTO WHAT I DO. MARK
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  LOOKING FOR REISSUE LES PAULS TO BUY
(Item#211) LOOKING TO BUY USED REISSUE LES PAULS. Please email me pictures and description of what you have and how much you're looking to get. Thanks, Mark
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  LOOKING FOR VINTAGE MARSHALL AND FENDER AMPS TO BUY
(Item#210) LOOKING TO BUY VINTAGE MARSHALL AND FENDER AMPS. Please email me with details and pictures of what you have and what you want for it money wise. Thanks, Mark
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  MGL AmpWorks Lead Master 50 Head (NOW AVAILABLE!!)
(Item#209) I am now taking orders for the new MGL AmpWorks Lead Master 50 head. Below is the description for the amp. The head is available in either a tolexed Baltic Birch head cab at $2,700.00 or hardwood cab at an upcharge of $300.00 so $3,000.00 total. I have a couple of killer looking birdseye maple cabs being built right now along with one in Cherry. A number of tolex colors are available: black, purple, dark green, white, cream(Swanson Cabinets had a roll of cream made for them and it looks like the creamy white that was used on the Plexi era Marshalls). There will also be a matching tolexed 2x12" speaker cab available loaded with Celestion 25w greenback reissue speakers for $800.00. Amp heads and speaker cabs will be made to order and will require a deposit. As some of you know, last year I did a run of 20 MGL heads with Greg Germino and they were great amps. But after the 20 Greg decided that he just didn't want to build master volume amps and so that was the end. And I completely respected his decision if his heart wasn't in it. I continued to be contacted by interested customers over the next few months. So about 5 months ago I decided to do a new version of the amp myself along with some long time local friends. First is Guy Harvey who has been building amps on the side for local customers for years and he will be doing the actual builds. My other friend, Evan Cantor, who was half owner and designer for Bedrock amps years ago has been a great help and advisor. Another long time friend and guitar player is a furniture and cabinet builder so he will be making the hardwood head boxes. And Jeff Swanson of Swanson Cabinets will be making the tolexed head boxes and matching speaker cabs. The amp is based on my personal Marshall 2204 that I've owned for over 20 years. My amp has always had lower voltage than a typical amp from that period and it has a lot to do with the warmer, fatter and creamy tone that it has. Between my store and personally I've probably had about 75 of the JMP 50w master volume heads and none of them had the voice of this amp. We spent endless hours choosing parts and listening side by side with my original amp. we sourced a lower voltage mains transformer which is producing within a few volts of specs of the original. Listened to a number of the top replacement 784-139 output transformers and decided to use the hand wound Chris Merren version which will be stock in the amp. Chris makes amazing sounding transformers! I had a local metal shop help with the layout and then make custom .090" aluminum chassis with welded and finished ground corners. Then another local business took care of black powder coating and silk screening. The Metropoulos "Zero Loss" effects loop comes stock along with a couple of other extra switches. The mini switch on the front next to the preamp knob allows you to remove the .001 cap on the preamp pot from the circuit. The "Voicing" switch on the back allows you to choose between 2 different negative feedback resistors. The "Classic" position voices the amp like my original and in the "Modern" position it gets a little more aggressive, brighter and a bit more gain. all hand wired and all made locally right here in New Hampshire. Amps will come with reissue Mullard EL34 power tubes and NOS Chinese 12AX7 preamp tubes. I also have a small stash of German Siemens EL34's and will offer a pair of them as a $125.00 upgrade. I have added a few pictures of the completed circuit and the hardwood head box. Here's a build component list: Custom made .090" aluminum chassis that is powder coated gloss black and then silkscreened with metallic gold ink, Low voltage mains power transformer, hand wound Merren Audio output transformer, mil spec teflon coated 18 AWG stranded silver plated copper wire, JJ filter caps, NOS Amphenol power tube sockets, Belton preamp tube sockets with gold anodized shields, PEC 2W mil spec pots, 9 SoZo caps and 1 Mallory, mostly 1w carbon film resistors, real UK Cliff jacks, Metropoulos "Zero Loss" effects loop, gold plated and knurled brass knobs. Also will be working on a number of various sound clips. (NOTE: THERE ARE 2 SETS OF PICTURES YOU CAN LOOK AT. CLICK ON THE THUMBNAIL AND THE BLACK TOLEXED AMP WILL COME UP. IN THE TOP LEFT HAND CORNER OF THE PICTURE YOU WILL SEE #1 and #2, WHEN YOU CLICK ON #2 YOU WILL LOAD THE PICTURES OF THE HARDWOOD CAB)
$2,700.00 for Tolex, $3,000.00 in Hardwood Cab
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  Gibson 2007 Custom Shop VOS Chambered 1959 Les Paul Figured Top Reissue
(Item#208)(consignment) 2007 Chambered VOS '59 reissue in Iced Tea finish, guitar weighs 7 lbs 11 ounces, smaller size "D" shape neck that measures: 1st fret - .895", 12th fret - .997", beautiful and dark Madagascar rosewood fingerboard, Burstbucker 1 & 2 pickups that read: bridge - 7.9K, neck - 7.6K, guitar is still in amazing and super clean condition, comes with all paperwork, certificate and reissue Lifton case. (tone report soon)
$3,895.00 Add 3% for credit Card or PayPal
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  Gibson 2014 Custom Shop Chambered 1956 Les Paul Goldtop Reissue
(Item#207)(consignment) 2014 Chambered '56 goldtop in gloss finish, guitar is still in new condition, nice weight at 7 lbs 9 ounces, this guitar has a very vintage accurate neck shape that is a good bit smaller than most goldtops and measures: 1st fret - .895", 12th fret - .943", dark brown rosewood fingerboard, reissue P90 pickups that read: bridge - 7.7K, neck - 7.72K, comes with all paperwork, certificate and brown Custom Shop case. (tone report coming)
$2,995.00 Add 3% for Credit Card or PayPal
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  Gibson Custom Shop Collectors Choice #24 "Nicky" 1959 Les Paul Reissue
(Item#206)(consignment) 2016 True Historic Spec Custom Shop Collectors Choice #24, Charlie Daughtry's "Nicky" 1959 Les Paul. This is one of the best ones of these I've seen, Great vibe and maple top, very old looking, guitar weighs 8 lbs 3 ounces, great feeling neck with small shoulders and measures: 1st fret - .907", 12th fret - .990", Burstbucker 3 pickups in both positions that read: bridge - 8.32K, neck - 8.39K, comes with all paperwork, special certificate and brown Custom Shop case. (tone report soon)
$7,650.00 Add 3% for credit Card or PayPal
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  Vox 1964 AC30 W/ Added Top Boost
(Item#205)(consignment) 1964 Vox AC30 with added top boost from Plexi Palace, original amp that was retolexed by Swanson Cabinets, reissue Celestion Blue speakers, Grill cloth is original, also includes original footswitch, Great working condition and great sounding amp at a players grade price. Please call or email for more info.
$2,800.00 Bank Check or Wire ONLY
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  Gibson 2009 Custom Shop 50th Anniversary 1959 Les Paul Figured Top Reissue
(Item#204)(consignment) 2009 50th Annv. '59 reissue, 1 of 25 made in gloss "Faded Lemonburst" finish. Guitar is still in brand new condition! Nice and lightweight at 8 lbs 2 ounces, Very comfortable "C" shape neck with small shoulders that measures: 1st fret - .902", 12th fret - .992", dark brown rosewood fingerboard, Burstbucker 1&2 pickups that read: bridge - 7.87K, neck - 7.46K, comes with all paperwork, special certificate and black Gibson Custom case. (tone report soon)
$4,800.00
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  Gibson 2016 Custom Shop VOS 1960 Les Paul Figured Top Reissue
(Item#203)(as new) 2016 Standard Historic VOS 1960 reissue in Washed Cherry finish with an old looking eastern maple top, guitar weighs 8 lbs 15 ounces, great feeling '60 neck that measures: 1st fret - .822", 12th fret - .931", dark rosewood fingerboard, Custom Bucker pickups, comes with all paperwork, certificate and brown Custom Shop case. (more pictures and details to follow, just wanted to get the guitar listed today)
$4,995.00 FREE Ground Shipping w/ Check or Wire
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  Gibson 2010 Custom Shop Gloss Finish Chambered 1958 Les Paul Figured Top Reissue
(Item#202) 2010 Custom Shop chambered '58 reissue in "Amber Orange Burst" gloss finish with a cool looking figured maple top. This is a 6 year old guitar that is still in brand new condition!! This is one of the lightest chambered reissues I've seen at 6 lbs 13 ounces! Very comfortable neck that more like an R9 and measures: 1st fret - .905", 12th fret - 1.005", dark brown rosewood fingerboard that's very smooth, Burstbucker pickups that read: bridge - 7.82K, neck - 7.37K, guitar is all original with the exception of a set of straplocks, nice woody sounding guitar, still has good bottom end even though it is so lightweight, mids are smooth and fat for a good bridge pickup lead tone, neck pickup is warm and creamy but still has good definition, comes with certificate and original black Gibson Custom case.
$2,995.00 FREE Ground Shipping w/ Check or Wire
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  Gibson 2016 Custom Shop Collectors Choice #37, Aged 1959 Les Paul Reissue "Carmelita" w/ True Historic Specs
(Item#201)(consignment)(as new condition) 2016 Custom Shop Aged Collectors Choice #37, "Carmelita" w/ True Historic Specs, great looking top and burst color, guitar is super lightweight at 7 lbs 15 ounces, real nice and accurate '50's neck carve that measures: 1st fret - .885", 12th fret - .968", Super dark rosewood fingerboard, frets are done over the binding like the original after having a refret, Burstbucker pickups, guitar is in new condition as it came from Gibson and includes original box, paperwork, special certificate and aged reissue Lifton case. (tone report coming)
$8,400.00 Add 3% for Credit Card or PayPal
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  Marshall 1979 JMP 50 Master Volume 2204 Head
(Item#200) 1979 Marshall JMP 50w master volume 2204 head, converted to EL34's and I just installed and biased a new set of JJ EL34 power tubes, great sounding amp with a good amount of gain, big and fat sounding, the last few years of these heads seem to sound the best, '79-'81. There was an extra speaker jack added with some resistors on it and I beleive that's it's a line out. Has no effect on the 2 stock speaker jacks and certainly could be disconnected.
$1,600.00
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  Gibson 2014 Gibson Memphis Warren Haynes 1961 ES-335 Reissue
(Item#199) 2014 Gibson Memphis Warren Haynes 1961 ES335 reissue in Cherry finish, #243 of 500 made. I've had a bunch of these and they are hands down one of the best 335 reissues ever done!! Correct shape, thickness and "Mickey Mouse" ears. But most of all, they have all sounded and played great as this one does. Lightweight guitar at 7 lbs 4 ounces, slim taper "C" shape neck that measures: 1st fret - .820", 12th fret - .889", real dark rosewood fingerboard, Burstbucker 1&2 pickups that read: bridge - 7.94K, neck - 7.43K, Guitat has been played but is still in very clean condition with no buckle or rivet wear on the back, there is one short crack in the finish only on the top(see picture) and a couple small chip on the top of the headstock, no other play wear or fret wear, comes with paperwork, special certificate and brown Gibson case.
$2,875.00 FREE Ground Shipping w/ Check or Wire
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  Gibson 1958 - 1960 Zebra & Double Black PAF Pickup Set
(Item#198)(consignment) One set of long magnet PAF pickups, one zebra that reads - 7.45K and one double black that reads - 7.95K, the tape on one of the bobbins on the zebra pickup has been replaced at some point, so it's possible that one bobbin has been rewound. BUT the wire looks correct so there's also the possibility that there was a break in the wire and some wire was removed and the reattached at the break point. Lindy fralin has done this many times rather than a rewind when possible. That would also explain the somewhat low reading for a zebra PAF. I black lighted both pickups and all else looks correct, there are 2 covers included, one is original and was gold but is now worn down to the nickel on the outside, the other cover also looks original but the holes have been opened up a little bit, possibly to fit better over warped bobbins but hard to say.
$4,000.00 bank check or Wire ONLY
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  Gibson 2016 Custom Shop VOS 1959 Les Paul Figured Top Reissue
(Item#197)(as new)(MGL's "Guitar of the Week") 2016 Standard Historic '59 reissue in VOS Lemonburst finish with a great looking top, guitar weighs 9 lbs even, very comfortable "C" shape neck with small shoulders and measures: 1st fret - .908", 12th fret - 1.005", real dark rosewood fingerboard, Custom Bucker pickups that read: bridge - 8.22K, neck - 7.81K, comes with all paperwork, certificate and brown Custom Shop case. (tone report soon)(will add some more pictures when I can)
$4,995.00 FREE Ground shipping w/ Check or Wire
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  Gibson 1956 Les Paul Junior w/ Factory Stinger
(Item#193) 1956 Junior with a factory black painted Stinger on the back of the headstock, guitar is 100% all original, guitar weighs 9 lbs 1 ounce, so a bit on the heavy side but this thing sounds HUGE!! Nice "C" shape neck that measures: 1st fret - .918", 12th fret - .995", comes with 2 cases, an original alligator case and an non-original hardshell. (tone report soon)
$5,500.00 Bank Check or Wire only
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  Gibson 2016 Gloss Finish 1959 Les Paul Figured Top Reissue
(Item#192)(as new) 2016 Standard Historic '59 reissue in Sunrise Teaburst gloss finish with a great looking top, the burst color on this guitar is a bit darker than the normal Sunrise Teaburst so it is not as orange looking, guitar weighs 8 lbs 7 ounces, very comfortable feeling "C" shape neck with small shoulders that measures: 1st fret - .909", 12th fret - .995", dark brown rosewood fingerboard, Custom Bucker pickups that read: bridge - 8.34K, neck - 7.78K, nice sounding guitar that's very lively and has got a lot of presence, so bright in a good way and somewhat aggressive, bottom end is tight and focused with good low single note definition, mids are fairly fat and smooth, top end has plenty of bite, lively and easy pinched harmonics all over the neck, comes with all paperwork, certificate and brown Custom Shop case.
$4,995.00 FREE Ground Shipping w/ Check or Wire
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  Gibson 2009 Custom Shop "Inspired By" Series VOS Jeff Beck Oxblood Les Paul Reissue
(Item#191)(consignment) Guitar is still in new condition, 2009 VOS Jeff Beck Oxblood LP, guitar weighs 9 lbs 5 ounces, HUGE neck that measures: 1st fret - .963", 12th fret - 1.080", Dark rosewood fingerboard, Burstbucker 2&3 pickups that read: bridge - 8.37K, neck - 8.1K, comes with all paperwork, special certificate and black Custom Shop case. (Tone report soon)
$5,700.00 Add 3% for Credit Card or PayPal
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  Marshall 20th Anniversary White JCM800 100w Full Stack
(Item#190)(consignment) All original 1982 20th Annv. white JCM800 100w full stack, I originally bought this from the original owner about 10 years ago. He ordered it all together along with a 2x12 combo also. Ended up playing the combo mostly and the stack sat in his house. I sold it to a friend a few years ago and I am now selling it for him. Super clean, no stories and sounds HUGE! The head came stock with EL34's and has a great tone, smooth and fat. Speaker cabs have Celestion 65w speakers. (there will be an added fee for packing material and time which I will discuss with the buyer)
$3,600.00 Add 3% for Credit Card or PayPal
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  Gibson 2016 Custom Shop Gloss Finish 1958 Les Paul Reissue
(Item#188)(as new) 2016 Standard Historic '58 reissue in gloss Washed Cherry finish, a "Plaintop" with some curly figure in the eastern maple top, guitar weighs 8 lbs 7 ounces, fat "C" shape neck that measures: 1st fret - .930", 12th fret - 1.013", great looking dark rosewood fingerboard with good color, Custom Bucker pickups that read: bridge 8.41K, neck - 7.89K, nice sounding guitar with great overall presence to it without being overly bright, bottom end has some good punch but stays real focused, low single notes are clear, mids are fat and honky for a good bridge pickup lead tone, top end has good bite and easy pinched harmonics, neck pickup is fat and warm without being muddy, comes with all paperwork, certificate and brown Custom Shop case.
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  Gibson 2014 Custom Shop VOS 1959 Les Paul Figured Top Reissue
(Item#187)(as new condition) Great guitar that I had sold to a customer and just bought back, still in brand new condition. 2014 VOS Iced Tea finish with a great looking fiddleback maple top, guitar weighs 8 lbs 14 ounces, real comfortable "C" shape neck that measures: 1st fret - .905", 12th fret - .994", nice dark brown rosewood fingerboard, Custom Bucker pickups that read: bridge - 8K, neck - 7.88K, great sounding "Rock" guitar that's really big and powerful sounding, nothing subtle about this guitar, plenty of punchy bottom end, mids are thick and honky, top end has some good bite for great clarity, great classic rock bridge pickup lead tone, comes with all paperwork, certificate and brown Custom Shop case.
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  Gibson 2010 Custom Shop 50th Anniversary 1960 Les Paul Figured Top Reissue (Version 3)(END OF SUMMER SALE PRICE!)
(Item#186)(LAST PRICE REDUCTION AS I"M LOSING $200.00!!) 2010 Gold certificate 50th Annv. Version 3 1960 Les Paul reissue in Heritage Cherry Sunburst with a great looking eastern maple top and deep cherry burst color, gutiar weighs 9 lbs 2 ounces, slim taper '60 neck that measures: 1st fret - .813", 12th fret - .873", good looking fingerboard with some nice color, Burstbucker 1&2 pickups that read: bridge - 7.9K, neck - 7.68K, guitar is all original and still in new condition with the exception of some small round dings in one area on the back(see picture), big and bold sounding guitar with plenty of punchy bottom end, mids are thick and honky for a fat lead tone, top end good bite and presence, great classic rock guitar, comes with all paperwork, special gold certificate and black Custom Shop case.
$3,795.00 Add 3% for Credit Card or PayPal
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  Gibson 2016 Memphis "Hand Selected" 1963 ES-335 w/ Highly Figured Wood
(Item#181)(as new) 2016 Memphis built "Hand Selected" 1963 ES335 reissue in Antique Natural with highly figured wood, Killer looking wide flame maple on this guitar! Guitar weighs 8 lbs 3 ounces, great feeling neck thast measures: 1st fret - .840", 12th fret - .971", dark rosewood fingerboard with some nice color, "MHS" Memphis Historic Spec pickups that read: bridge - 7.95K, neck - 7.5K, comes with paperwork, special certificate and period correct black tolex case with yellow lining.
$3,495.00 FREE Ground Shipping w/ Check or Wire
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  Gibson Custom Shop VOS Eric Clapton 1960 "Beano" Les Paul Reissue
(Item#159)(consignment)(REDUCED PRICE) Gibson Custom Shop VOS Eric Clapton 1960 "Beano" Les Paul reissue, guitar is all original with no changed parts, mods or issues, guitar weighs 8 lbs 11 ounces, '60 slim taper neck that measures: 1st fret - .800", 12th fret - .865", real dark rosewood fingerboard, custom wound Custom Bucker pickups w/ Alnico III magnets that read: bridge - 8.38K, neck - 7.97K, great sounding guitar that's big and full sounding with plenty of thump in the bottom end, mids are thick and honky for a fat lead tone even on the highest notes, top end has some bite but stays smooth, comes with everything seen in the last picture plus black Custom Shop Clapton signature case.
$5,695.00 Add 3% for Credit Card or PayPal
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  TruVintage - Dave Johnson Replica Burst Guard For 2009 & Newer Historic Reissue LP's
(Item#151) TruVintage - Dave Johnson replica Burst guard, Dave and I have been working on this for a while and they have been used on the last few guitars that we have done, Dave has a Burst guard at his shop and we also got scans from Frank Pine of his original guard, other than the difference in the pickup spacing between original '50's LP's and Historics the other thing we found was that the outer line of the guard was fairly different and the real guards are actually smaller than the reissues. Then there's the gap at the neck pickup ring and the radius of the corners that are more open. So Dave has made a template with the Historic pickup spacing and the rest of the guard shape and lines exact to an original. There are guards available with the gap at the neck pickup ring but none that I know of that have the outer shape correct as most have the Historic shape. Take a look at the last 2 pictures. I put tape around the edges of a Historic guard and then put our new guard on top and screwed them together. You can easily see the purple tape showing the difference in the cut. I've posted pictures of a few of the guitars we've done to see the guard installed. The guards will be offered in lightly aged - $79.00, heavy aged - $89.00 and heavy aged w/ pick wear - $99.00. The lightly aged looks good on stock VOS guitars, lightly aged Murphy and Makeover guitars. Guitars with more extreme aging need the heavy aged guard. Guards are for 2009 and later guitars. (at some point Dave will make a template for 1999-2008 guitars) Shipping will be $6.80 for Priority Flat Rate Mail (NOTE: THESE ARE AGED ONE AT A TIME AND EACH ONE WILL BE A LITTLE DIFFERENT)
$Aged & Heavy Aged now in Stock
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  Gibson Custom Shop Tom Murphy Aged Gary Rossington Signature Les Paul Reissue
(Item#131)(consignment)(NEW LOWERED PRICE) Tom Murphy aged Gary Rossington signature Les Paul, guitar is 100% stock with no mods or changed parts, no solder joints touched, guitar has very little playing time on it, 9 lbs 5 ounces, fat neck that measures: 1st fret - .946", 12th fret - 1.028", Madagascar rosewood fingerboard, Burstbucker 2 & 3 pickups that read: bridge - 8.3K, neck - 8.04K, hard to fin a 100% straight one of these guitars as many have had changed parts or stock parts in & out, really BIG sounding guitar with lots of thump in the bottom end, mids are dense and honky with some nice harmonic overtones, easy pinched harmonics, top end has some bite but not at all harsh, comes with all paperwork, Murphy signed certificate, dispaly case and recent non-original black Gibson Custom case. (yes I know these came with reissue Lifton cases but it is no longer with the guitar and no, I don't know why)
$7,100.00 Add 3% for Credit Card or PayPal
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  Germino Amplification Small 2x12" Cab w/ Heritage 20w Celestion Greenback Reissue Speakers
(Item#130) Germino Amplification small 2x12" closed back speaker cab with Heritage Series 20w Celestion Greenback reissues speakers, black levant tolex and basketweave grill cloth, this cab is the same width as the Germino small box head which makes for a great matching compact set-up. very big sounding cab for 2 speakers with plenty of bottom.
$900.00
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