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MGL "HotRod Series" Reissues

A few years back I was picking well above average reissue LP's and adding aftermarket parts to dress them up and also add to the overall tone. And I was calling them the MGL "HotRod Series". They always sold well but I strayed and would get busy and stopped doing them. So as of now I'm bringing them back and will be offering them as I find suitable guitars. Not only will I be adding better looking more vintage accurate parts but will also be looking to add to the tone of an already great guitar. Most of the time this will involve a pickup change and I may go thru a number of pickup sets to find the one that works best in each guitar. So I really don't care what brand or model it is, I'm just judging by what my ears tell me. I just finished a guitar to be listed as soon as I get some pictures and on this one I also added a set of the reissue "Milk Bottle" nickel tuners aged by creamTone for me. So keep a look out for some very cool upgraded guitars!!

Greg Germino Amplification

MGL is happy to announce becoming a new authorized dealer for Germino Amps!! Greg and have been friends for years and have shared our love for old Marshall amps with many hours of phone conversations discussing and sharing info. So it seemed like a natural fit when I decided I was ready to sell some new amps! Along with selling all of the models Greg already builds, we will be introducing a new 50w master volume head this spring. The head will be based on my personal JMP 50w 2204 head that I've owned for 18 years. I've had many of these heads over the years and this is the best one I've ever heard. It's been my test amp here at the store since I opened in 1999. And just about every customer that ever ever played has asked "how much for the amp?" We hope to have a prototype to Charlie Starr of the band Blackberry Smoke soon. Please contact me for more info on this or any other Germino amp.

2013 Dave Johnson Makeover

Killer 2013 R9 Dave Johnson complete makeover in the final stages, this guitar already sounded amazing and has a old looking ribbon flame maple top, Dave and I have been working for months to replicate the faded burst color of Charlie Daughtry's Burst, Nicky. Charlie has been very helpful and a final color sample has been sent to him for an in-person comparison. Look for the results coming soon!! This guitar has been sold.

Next Dave Johnson Projects In The Works

A few of the next DJ projects coming: 2001 & 2007 R9's, both with stunning tops, these 2 have beautiful Madagascar fingerboards so they won't be changed but will get Dave's inlays, complete refin, top carve, neck reshape. Also, because of the amazing response to the "Bar Fly" Ultra Aged Plaintop, we will be starting on a few more soon! Contact me if interested in any of the upcoming projects.

Mark's Guitar Loft & Dave Johnson Restorations

Markís Guitar Loft is proud and excited to announce a new exclusive agreement with Dave Johnson Restorations in regards to Gibson Historic reissue guitars. After 7 years of friendship and working together on many special projects, Dave has decided to work with me exclusively on all future Historic reissue projects and will no longer offer this service to the public. Dave and I will be working very closely on picking the right guitars for these special projects and each one will be a one-off guitar with exclusive details. We will decide on color, aging and other details once Dave has the guitar in-hand and can give me his feedback. Once each guitar comes back to me, I will complete the final assembly and then fine tune the guitar tone wise. As in the past, Iíll try multiple sets of pickups to find the ďrightĒ set for that guitar. I donít care about the latest, greatest flavor of the month, Iím just listening for tone. When the guitar is completed it will then be offered for sale on my site. So, no wait time for the customer, just a finished product thatís available now. Just to be very clear, these will be guitars that I own and send to Dave. We are not offering to take on customer projects. Look for a few of the first guitars will be listed shortly!!