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  NEW LOWER CONSIGNMENT RATE OF 10%, LOOKING FOR GUITARS!!
(Item#232) NEW LOWER CONSIGNMENT RATE OF 10%(FOR ITEMS OF $2500.00 VALUE OR MORE), 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#231) 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#230) 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#229) 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. This switch can also be used as an optional gain switch that will switch between 2 different gain structures, one position is the stock 2204 value and the other position adds a fair amount of gain. This option is available for an upcharge of $50.00. 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) CLICK HERE TO GET TO MY YOUTUBE PAGE TO LISTEN TO SOUND CLIPS JUST GOT THIS VIDEO CLIP JOE BONAMASSA TEST DRIVING AN MGL50 HEAD
$2,700.00 for Tolex, $3,000.00 in Hardwood Cab
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  MGL AmpWorks Style 1 Small 2x12" Speaker Cab w/ Reissue 25w Celestion Greenback Speakers
(Item#228) MGL AmpWorks Style 1 small 2x12" closed back cab w/ reissue Celestion 25w Greenback 12" speakers and Salt & Pepper basketweave grill cloth, built by Swanson Cabinets, cab has 8 ohm speakers and is wire for a 16 ohm load. Cabs are available in an assortment of tolex colors. Cab size is: 26" wide x 20" tall x 12" deep and is a perfect match for the MGL50 head.
$800.00
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  Fender 2006 Custom Shop John English Masterbuilt Relic "Stealth Esquire"
(Item#227)(consignment) Custom Shop John English masterbuilt Relic "Stealth Esquire", #12 0f 100 made, this is the last run of guitars that John built before passing in 2007, featherweight guitar at 6 lbs 10 ounces, 1-piece ash body, 1-piece quartersawn maple neck that measures: 1st fret - .922", 12th fret - .989", guitar actually has 3 pickups(2 are hidden under the pickguard) and is wired with a 5-way switch like a strat, Pickups read: bridge - 8.3K, middle - 7.92K, neck - 7.91K, guitar has been tucked away in a collection and has zero playing time on it, comes with certificate, all case candy and "Limited Edition" black tolex case. (tone report soon)
$5,495.00
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  Gibson 2006 Custom Shop 1957 Les Paul Custom Reissue
(Item#226) 2006 Custom Shop Historic '57 Custom Black Beauty reissue, all Mahogany body, guitar weighs 9 lbs 8 ounces, fairly fat neck that measures: 1st fret - .935", 12th fret - 1.010", great looking dark Ebony fingerboard, Burstbucker 1 & 2 pickups that read: bridge - 7.93K, neck - 7.61K, guitar is still all stock and has been played a fair amount with a decent amount of honest play wear, good amount of worming on the back, various small dings and scratches, the veneer over the face of the headstock has a surface crack that runs from the truss rod cover to the low E tuner, this is cosmetic only and does not go into the Mahogany, frets still have plenty of life left and are NOT in need of work, comes with original black case but no paperwork of any kind. Great player's grade guitar at a very fair price considering what a Custom with a real Ebony fingerboard goes for these days. (tone report soon but I can say it sounds good!)
$2,595.00 FREE Ground Shipping w/ Check or Wire
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  Gibson Custom Shop - Historic Makeovers RDS 1958 Les Paul Goldtop Reissue
(Item#225)(consignment)(MGL's "Guitar of the Week") 2004 '58 plaintop that was sent to Historic Makeovers in 2015 for their glodtop w/ darkback "RDS"(Real Deal Series) package that includes: complete refin in nitro lacquer, top carve, neck reshape and neck set with hide glue, vintage style truss rod, Brazilian rosewood fingerboard w/ RetroSpec cellulose inlays, Royalite binding, new frets, nylon nut, distressing, serial number stamp and headstock silkscreen. Other parts on guitar: Duncan Bonamassa signature pickup set, w/ some kind of aftermarket rings, RetroSpec amber bonnet knobs, MojoAxe pickguard, RS Guitarworks '50's harness with Luxe BumbleBee caps, aftermarket aluminum stop tail and steel studs, an original 1970 Gibson hardshell case(parts not listed are the original Gibson parts). Guitar weighs 8 lbs 14 ounces, reshaped neck that measures: 1st fret - .878", 12th fret - .920", very dark Brazilian board, comes with the 1970 case and Historic Makeovers certificate. (no ther parts or Gibson paperwork in included)(tone report soon)
$5,350.00 FREE Ground Shipping w/ Check or Wire
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  Alex's Attenuator 16 ohm Reactive Load Attenuator
(Item#224) Alex's Attenuator 16 ohm reactive load attenuator, these are now sold by Scumback as the DBL Attenuator for $469.00, real transparent and has very little effect on the tone of the amp, great tool for taming a non-master volume amp.
$295.00
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  Gibson 2004 Historic Collection 1959 Les Paul Figured Top Reissue
(Item#223)(consignment) 2004 Historic '59 reissue in Washed Cherry finish, guitar weighs 8 lbs 15 ounces, Nice feeling neck profile that's not real fat and measures: 1st fret - .907", 12th fret - .994", chocolate brown Madagascar rosewood fingerboard, Burstbucker 1 & 2 pickups that read: bridge - 8.05K, neck - 7.61K, guitar is still very clean with no buckle rash or rivet worming on the back, the aniline red on the back of the body and neck has completely faded and turned to a brown color, bottom strap button is slightly pushed into the bottom of the body(typical problem from too little padding in the Lifton cases), comes with certificate and brown reissue Lifton case.
$3,695.00 Add 3% for CC or PayPal
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  Marshall 1971 50w Lead Head
(Item#222) 1971 50w non-master lead head, amp is mostly all original with only a few parts that were replaced due to failure, pilot light, a few electrolytic caps, 1 input jack and a grounded power cable. This amp was pretty bright and aggressive so I decided to change out a few parts for more plexi circuit values. The 2nd mustard cap was a .0022uf which I replaced with an .022uf original mustard cap, the .022 a much fatter and fuller tone, there's also an original .68uf mustard cap that I added, also pulled the bright cap off of the channel 1 volume pot. Original parts that I replaced are also included. Amp is now much warmer and has more of a plexi vibe. Amp has a brand new NOS set of Siemens EL34 power tubes, and Mullard 12AX7 preamp tubes(powerand preamp tubes are worth about $300.00), the head box is missing the back panel, really works well with an attenuator and I'm also listing a used Alex's Attenuator that would be a good match-up, Head will ship in a road case that will then have to be shipped back to me.
$1,995.00
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  Gibson 2012 Memphis ES-335 Dot Neck
(Item#221)(consignment) 2012 Memphis ES335 Dot neck in gloss Sunburst finish, guitar weighs 8 lbs even, '60 slim taper neck that measures: 1st fret - .806", 12th fret - .910", dark brown rosewood fingerboard, '57 Classic pickups that read: bridge - 7.67K, neck - 7.92K, guitar is super clean with no buckle or rivet wear on back, frets are good, comes with certificate and black Gibson Custom case.
$1,895.00
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  Germino Amplification Club 40 Amp Head
(Item#220) In stock and available, Germino Club 40 head with master volume and solid state/ tube rectifier switch options in black tolexed head box. Email or call for more info.
$2,600.00
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  Gibson 2011 Custom Shop Gloss Finish 1959 Les Paul Figured Top Reissue
(Item#219) 2011 Custom Shop '59 reissue in Washed Cherry gloss finish, Guitar weighs 8 lbs 10 ounces, Comfortable "C" shape neck that measures: 1st fret - .912", 12th fret - .975", dark brown rosewood fingerboard, Burstbucker 1 & 2 pickups that read: bridge - 7.94K, neck - 7.4K, Guitar is all stock with the exception of a set of aftermarket tuner buttons added, still in pretty clean condition with some nrmal playing wear, some worming on the back along with some small dings here and there but nothing thru the finish, frets are still in great condition, comes with hang tags, certificate and black Gibson Custom case.
$3,795.00 FREE Ground Shipping w/ Check or Wire
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  Gibson 2016 Custom Shop VOS 1958 Les Paul Reissue (SALE PRICED!!)
(Item#218)(as new) 2016 Standard Historic resissue '58 in VOS Sunrise Teaburst finish w/ a lightly figured maple top, guitar weighs 8 lbs 8 ounces, "C" shape neck that measures: 1st fret - .924", 12th fret - 1.009", med. brown rosewood fingerboatd, Custom Bucker pickups that read: bridge - 7.75K, neck - 7.76K, comes with all paperwork, certificate and brown Custom Shop case.
$3,495.00 FREE Ground Shipping w/ Check or Wire
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  Gibson 2001 USA Les Paul Standard
(Item#216)(consignment) 2001 USA Les Paul Std. in Cherry Sunburst, guitar is all stock and weighs 9 lbs 6 ounces, still in very clean condition with a few minor dings on back, no buckle or rivet rash, frets have plenty of life left with no real wear showing, comes with original brown Gibson USA case.
$1,350.00
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  Gibson 2016 Custom Shop VOS 1958 Les Paul Reissue (SALE PRICED!!)
(Item#215)(as new) 2016 Standard Historic '58 reissue in VOS Washed Cherry finish with a good looking wavy figured maple top, guitar is lightweight at 8 lbs 5 ounces, More of an R9 feeling "C" shape neck that measures: 1st fret - .912", 12th fret - .998", dark brown rosewood fingerboard, Custom Bucker pickups that read: bridge - 7.72K, neck - 7.67K, really GREAT classic sounding guitar that's warm and woody but still clear, bottom end is full but not muddy, the mids are great in this guitar, fat and honky but still good note definition, bridge pickup lead tone is outstanding, top end has some bite but stays smooth, comes with all paperwork, certificate and brown Custom Shop case.
$3,495.00 FREE Ground Shipping w/ Check or Wire
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  Gibson 2016 Custom Shop VOS 1958 Les Paul Reissue (SALE PRICED!!)
(Item#212)(as new) 2016 Standard Historic '58 reissue in Iced Tea VOS finish with a wavy figured eastern maple top, lots of cool mineral streaks and interesting grain, guitar weighs 8 lbs 12 ounces, full "C" shape neck that measures: 1st fret - .926", 12th fret - 1.004", dark brown rosewood fingerboard, Custom Bucker pickups that read: bridge - 7.74K, neck - 7.76K, big and aggressive guitar with lots of presence and bite in the top end, bottom end is real tight and focused, mids are fat and clear, not real honky, comes with all paperwork, certificate and brown Custom Shop case.
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  Gibson Custom Shop Collectors Choice #24 "Nicky" 1959 Les Paul Reissue
(Item#206)(consignment) (NEW LOWERED PRICE) 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.
$7,200.00 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, great sounding guitar and especially for being so lightweight, many of the real light LP's can be very bright and thin sounding, but not the case with this guitar, bottom end and mids are woody and smooth, mids have a nice honky and fat tone that's great for bridge pickup leads, top end has some cut but stays smooth and not at all harsh, comes with all paperwork, special certificate and black Gibson Custom case.
$4,495.00
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  Gibson 2016 Custom Shop VOS 1960 Les Paul Figured Top Reissue (SALE PRICED!!)
(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)
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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, acoustically lively and resonant guitar that's fairly open and bright, bottom end is clear and focused, mids are smooth and woody, upper mids and top end have a lot of presence and bite but are not harsh, guitar is in new condition as it came from Gibson and includes original box, paperwork, special certificate and aged reissue Lifton case.
$7,795.00 Add 3% for Credit Card or PayPal
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  Gibson 2016 Custom Shop VOS 1959 Les Paul Figured Top Reissue (SALE PRICED!!)
(Item#197)(as new) 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, great sounding guitar that's BIG and woody sounding guitar, bottom end is full and has plenty of punch, mids are fat and honky for a great classic rock bridge pickup lead tone, top end has some bite for good clarity but not harsh, comes with all paperwork, certificate and brown Custom Shop case.
$4,795.00 FREE Ground shipping w/ Check or Wire
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  Gibson 2016 Gloss Finish 1959 Les Paul Figured Top Reissue (SALE PRICED!!)
(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.
$4,795.00 FREE Ground Shipping w/ Check or Wire
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  Gibson 2016 Custom Shop Gloss Finish 1958 Les Paul Reissue (SALE PRICED!!)
(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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  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: NOS - $69.00, 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 $7.15 for Priority Flat Rate Mail (NOTE: THESE ARE AGED ONE AT A TIME AND EACH ONE WILL BE A LITTLE DIFFERENT)
$69.00 NOS, $79.00 Aged, $89.00 Heavy Aged
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