Carr Mercury - Holy Grail of Tone - $1800 (Lino Lakes)

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Yup, it's expensive. It should be. It's built by hand using the highest quality components available, Carr spared no expense in this box. It's much larger than the wattage suggests. It's about the size of a Fender Blues Deluxe...that's a 12" speaker grill you're looking at. I used to have tons of gear from cheap stuff all the way up expensive off the shelf gear from the major brands. Eventually I grew tired of sounding the same as everyone else and trading the same stuff everyone else had. I decided that I would rather have one or two very expensive, high quality pieces of gear than have an arsenal of mediocre crap. It's a lot like a vehicle. Wouldn't you rather drive a BMW, Mercedes or Tesla as opposed to what you might be driving today? Maybe it's not your thing, but it is mine. Going big was the best choice I ever made and I can hear and feel things playing through this amp that no other big name amp ever gave me. Why did I drop over 2 grand on one small amp with only 8 watts? Easy...I'm selfish. This amp was for me, it wasn't to share. It's for personal enjoyment. It's to enhance my playing by getting back from the amp what I put into it. It's like no other amp I've ever owned. I love this amp. So why sell it if it's the Holy Grail? Because there are others like it and I want to play them too. Once you go big and start playing all top of the line gear you can't go back. I'm a guitar player, my sound is constantly evolving.

Hand-wired point-to-point Boutique amp with high quality components. This amp new will cost you $2400 bucks and they don't go on sale. If you put this next to a brand new one you couldn't tell the difference...it's that mint!

For the Stage, studio recording, the bedroom player looking for desert island sound... it's all right here. This amp can be cranked up into full tube distortion without killing the neighbors. Everyone loves to cook the tubes to hear the breakup that you can only achieve with sizzling tubes. This amp takes you right there, in fact it lives there. A very loud 8 watt amp with built in attenuator goes down to 2 watts, 1/2 watt and 1/10th of a watt. Get YOUR tone at the volume you need. Cleans are like a Fender but when you crank the volume you get AC/DC type distortion all the way up to the full grind of a blown Tweed. It really reminds me a lot of a tweed Bassman when cranked. This amp is perfect for Blues or Classic Rock players. It sounds great through hollow-bodies like a ES-335. Don't let the 8 watts think you can't bring this to your blues jam. It's really loud at 8 watts and has no problem keeping up with a drummer. Try plugging this guy into a larger 2x12 cabinet and it just roars. This is the amp to bring on stage or the studio, nothing inspires tone like a cranked up amp. This amp is hand-wired, takes a variety of different output tubes and is mint. I have a 6L6, EL34 and a KT66 tube that goes with the amp. Cash is king - $1800

Trades? I'm interested in Vintage Blackface Fenders like the Deluxe Reverb, Pro Reverb, Super Reverb and Twin Reverb. I'd also consider American Stratocaster or a Gibson Les Paul +cash if needed to match value - must be mint condition items.

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 8 January 2017 15:06 (five years ago) link

I deserve sizzling tubes

Sufjan Grafton, Sunday, 8 January 2017 16:07 (five years ago) link

Once you go big and start playing all top of the line gear you can't go back. I'm a guitar player, my sound is constantly evolving.

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 8 January 2017 20:19 (five years ago) link

Tone chivalry

his eye is on despair-o (Jon not Jon), Sunday, 8 January 2017 20:41 (five years ago) link

Why did I drop over 2 grand on one small amp with only 8 watts? Easy...I'm selfish. This amp was for me, it wasn't to share. It's for personal enjoyment. It's to enhance my playing by getting back from the amp what I put into it.

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 8 January 2017 22:10 (five years ago) link

can i bring this to my blues jam??

global tetrahedron, Sunday, 8 January 2017 23:18 (five years ago) link

WWBD (What Would Bonnamassa Do?)

attention vampire (MatthewK), Monday, 9 January 2017 01:41 (five years ago) link

Those are supposed to be nice amps. Don't have anything you are looking to trade, but I got a ridiculous amount of gear at this point. Single dudes with tech jobs or work in tool and die always have crazy rigs. I ran into a bunch of Boogie's pretty cheap used for a few years and ended up with a handful of them. If you like Fender amps, go check out some of the old ones as they are basically hotwired Fender designs. I do have a cool Silverface Bassman head that with this Scrambler clone I got can sound like Cactus.

The Mark IIB on the left is probably my nicest amp. The 4x12 Marshall bottom is mine too, it's an old one from the early 80s. The Mark IIB is probably from '83.

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In GAS recovery, I did finally flip a few of my old analog synths and made off quite well getting rid of my TR-909 that I got way back in 99'.

earlnash, Monday, 9 January 2017 04:38 (five years ago) link

Cash is king - $1800

how's life, Monday, 9 January 2017 13:44 (five years ago) link

can i bring this to my blues jam??

― global tetrahedron, Sunday, January 8, 2017 5:18 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

got good news for you, brother:

Don't let the 8 watts think you can't bring this to your blues jam. It's really loud at 8 watts and has no problem keeping up with a drummer. Try plugging this guy into a larger 2x12 cabinet and it just roars.

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 9 January 2017 17:06 (five years ago) link

btw everyone i encourage this to be an omnibus thread for posting ridiculous shit from craiglist gear ads in which the author waxes poetic about the provenance of the precious, rare gear they are selling, see it all the time

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 9 January 2017 17:07 (five years ago) link

I've recently been looking to upgrade my tone for my weekly blues sit-in with some other attorneys in the North Loop (I'd specifically like to upstage this patent lawyer from Caplan tho acts like his modeling amp is god's gift to the blues), but I'm afraid Lino Lakes is a bit of hike for me can we possibly meet in Fridley?

chr1sb3singer, Monday, 9 January 2017 17:12 (five years ago) link

He acts like he's so fancy with authentically relic'd Strat, but I'm really hoping that 8 watts of extremely buttery blues would take him down a peg

chr1sb3singer, Monday, 9 January 2017 17:15 (five years ago) link

When Bonamassa played the State last spring he sprung for the VIP package and got to hang backstage and claims that the Big B gave him crucial pointers on finger placement and always prefaces his extremely bland (imho) solos with "I learned this from the master" and affects an extremely annoying pained facial expression. Also, when it's his turn to bring beer he always brings Bud Light which he claims is the "true blues" beer because of Clapton, even though everyone in our group overwhelming prefers local craft brews and I think the reason is he's essentially a cheapskate but claims that too much hops interferes with his blues playing.

chr1sb3singer, Monday, 9 January 2017 17:22 (five years ago) link

lol

sam jax sax jam (Jordan), Monday, 9 January 2017 17:31 (five years ago) link

I've heard the Carr amps are actually pretty damn good, but I can't get over their naming scheme: Skylark, Mercury, Impala, Rambler. Like, if you're going to take it that far, you might as well put some headlights on it or something. Then pick up one of these babies to go with it.

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But just one, since real guitarists don't use effects or whatever.

how's life, Monday, 9 January 2017 17:33 (five years ago) link

He went to this Chicago Blues Fantasy camp thing two summers ago that Kenny Wayne Shepard made an appearance at and he is constantly referring to KWS as "Ken" like they hang out all the time. I was talking with a friend about this very rare Warren Haynes dvd I had acquired and he butted in even though I was specifically not talking to him stating that "Ken respects Warren but doesn't think he has a true blues sound and I have to agree" and I was basically forced to back-pedal and defend Warren Haynes, who I think is a very smooth and interesting blues player, in front several other attorneys who have very impressive gear and tones and I basically hate this person with every fiber of my being, you know what? fuck it, I will drive out Lino Lakes.

chr1sb3singer, Monday, 9 January 2017 19:15 (five years ago) link

lmbo

jason waterfalls (gbx), Monday, 9 January 2017 19:19 (five years ago) link

Thread of the year

Tom Violence, Monday, 9 January 2017 19:32 (five years ago) link

As a Minnesotan trust me that Lino Lakes being the location of the Holy Grail makes this thread at least 8 watts funnier

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 9 January 2017 19:43 (five years ago) link

Lino Lakes is a tone home, but all real deep blues players come from Cambridge

chr1sb3singer, Monday, 9 January 2017 19:45 (five years ago) link

If you aren't from the Rum River valley you do not know blues.

chr1sb3singer, Monday, 9 January 2017 19:48 (five years ago) link

I only know one guy who brings his own amp to a blues jam, and he's kind of a tool. Oh-- oh I see.

THAC0 Pastorius (Tom Violence), Monday, 9 January 2017 23:00 (five years ago) link

nine months pass...

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/msg/d/warrior-signature-anointed/6362293280.html

Warrior Signature -Anointed Oil PRICE DROP

If you are a collector of high end or rare guitars then you know this is a hand made custom order guitar from one of the best boutique custom shops in the USA. All Warrior guitars and basses are hand made one at a time. This fine instrument is a piece of art! Note the natural body binding, the tight and deep 3D flame top, the fluid lines... Amazing! This build features Warrior's anointed oil finish so surface you come in contact feels exquisite. Quality is second to none right down to the most minute detail. Note the inlay work, both pearl and abalone are used -Awesome. The top and back is hand sculpted/carved so they feel incredible to play. The set neck feels sublime!!! Imagine yourself playing up high, there is no heel to slow you down! -great guitars become great in the details! This guitar is like an extension of your body, it is organic and effortless to play! The Seymour Duncan pickups sound great in this guitar and the solid mahogany construction with neck-thru string-thru combo means you get tone and sustain that is peerless in any PRS or Gibson. The medium C profile neck is pure vintage bliss and fits like your favorite jeans! The original Warrior hard case and pwrk comes with! The body and frets are near flawless and the humbuckers scream and purrr... This is a great guitar for blues, classic rock and metal.

I am not really interested in trades unless you have a PRS artist (no Single cuts)
Price is $1900

This guitar is $3900 new spec'd to order

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 23:03 (four years ago) link

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/msg/d/kiesel-super-strat/6362646007.html

Kiesel Super Strat

If you don't know Kiesel then you should just skip this whole ad

This ST300 was built to order in California and is loaded with custom order goodies!

Mahogany Body
Mahogany Neck -Thin Profile
SS jumbo frets
Streaked Ebony Board
Direct Mount Passive Lithium Humbuckers
Ivory Graph Tech Tusq Nut
Graph Tech string saver saddles
Tung Oil Finish
Also has: 5-way, Master Volume, Master Tone, Locking 19:1 Kiesel Tuners, Pearl dot inlays, Luminlay Side dots, 2-way adjustable truss rod and dual carbon-fiber rods & Premium GG Hard Case

PLUS Pure kick ass tone included for free!

For sale only so no trades
$975.00 Firm -Lowest price on any Kiesel you will ever see!

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 23:05 (four years ago) link

This guitar is like an extension of your body, it is organic and effortless to play!

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 23:05 (four years ago) link

Imagine yourself playing up high, there is no heel to slow you down!

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 23:06 (four years ago) link

christ h3lg you had me worried about u for a second haha

imago, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 23:12 (four years ago) link

i must admit that i winced at first, in my imagination, because the heel had slowed me down

you are juror number 144 and we will excuse you (Sufjan Grafton), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 23:15 (four years ago) link

Then you shall take the anointing oil and anoint the guitar and all that is in it, and shall consecrate it and all its tone; and it shall be holy.

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 23:41 (four years ago) link

Sufjan the heel will never slow down your tone dreams

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 9 November 2017 14:33 (four years ago) link

one year passes...

Knaggs SG sell/trade (Eden prairie)

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/msg/d/eden-prairie-knaggs-sg-sell-trade/6791764413.html

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Knaggs is well known for amazing build quality and attention to detail and this Honga model is no exception! What is it? Well... think of it as the PERFECT Bespoke SG! Total neck fret access, superior neck stability, light weight, super low action free of any buzz, amazing tuning stability, awesome tones and a fit and finish second to none! And these tuners may be the smoothest you'll ever feel! Check the spec sheet for all the particulars! This guitar is like new with no issues whatsoever! Includes the original super high quality deluxe hard shell case and case candy.

Joe Knaggs was Paul Reed Smith's lead masterbuilder and head of PRS' Private Stock line -Custom builds. Now he builds guitars with his own name on the headstock.

$2500 Cash
I am open to high end guitars in trade, please let me know what you have and we can go from there.
THANKS FOR LOOKING!

bespoke SG gets me for some reason

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 10 January 2019 21:44 (three years ago) link

Fender USA STRATOCASTER "Art Guitars" Kevin Bacon/Shari Belafonte - $4500 (Minneapolis)

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/msg/d/minneapolis-fender-usa-stratocaster-art/6780570994.html

Investment grade Fender USA STRATOCASTER's "Art Guitars"
Shari Belafonte / Kevin Bacon

Presented here is an original Fender USA Stratocaster guitar hand painted by actress Shari Belafonte. She did the abstract painting on this guitar for a HeartStrings Charity event back in 2000. Belafonte is best known for as being the daughter of Harry Belafonte, her role as "Julie Giletta" on the 80's television series "Hotel", various modeling projects , and several appearances in Playboy magazine.

HeartStrings is a charity dedicated to assisting children in overcoming adversities by expression through music and the Arts. This HeartStrings benefit was for the Kids Rock Free campaign. The opening bid on this at the auction in 2000 was $5000.00.

A total of 30 Corona USA made Stratocasters were donated by Fender and then presented by HeartStrings to various celebrities to paint and return. The custom 1-of-1 Fender Stratocasters, all hand painted by the celebrities were then auctioned at the Hollywood and Beverly Hills Hard Rock Cafe's to benefit HeartStrings; where many sold for over 10k !
The tremolo cover attached to the back of the guitar commemorates the event and this as a 1/1 guitar. Ms Belafonte signed the front portion with the date 2000.

This is a great sounding and playing professional grade instrument, and also very collectible "Art" with huge investment potential !

Fender USA Stratocaster "Art" Guitar by Kevin Bacon

Presented here is an original hand painted Fender USA Stratocaster by Footloose, Tremors, Apollo 13, Hollow Man, etc.,etc. Hollywood movie Icon Kevin Bacon. He painted this guitar depicting a Garden of Eden / NYC theme on this guitar for a HeartStrings Charity event back in 2000. Kevin Bacon is not only an iconic Hollywood actor having starred in over 80 films, but also an accomplished musician.
HeartStrings is a charity dedicated to assisting children in overcoming adversities by expression through music and the arts. This HeartStrings benefit was for the Kids Rock Free campaign. The opening bid on this at the auction in 2000 was $5000.00.
A total of 30 Corona USA made Stratocasters were donated by Fender and then presented by HeartStrings to various celebrities to paint and return.
The custom 1-of-1 Fender Stratocasters, all hand painted by the celebrities were then auctioned at the Hollywood and Beverly Hills Hard Rock Cafe's; to benefit HeartStrings where many sold for over 10k !
The tremolo cover attached to the back of the guitar commemorates the event and this as a 1/1 guitar. Bacon signed the front portion with the date 2000 and added a pickguard inscription in black permanent pen, "Rock the Garden. Bite the Apple. Waddaya Got to loose".
This is a great sounding and playing professional grade instrument, and also very collectible "Art" with huge investment potential !
Certificate of Authenticity documentation included.

$4500 each / CASH IN PERSON

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 10 January 2019 21:45 (three years ago) link

two observations:

- look no offence to shari belafonte but it seems a little off that her guitar is being sold for the same price as kevin bacon’s
- why would you paint the fretboard ffs

more ham for me myself and i (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 10 January 2019 22:09 (three years ago) link

two months pass...

for the love of god buy this Cottage Grove man's King Crimson painted strat, he's literally been trying to unload this for like 5 years I swear

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/wsh/msg/d/cottage-grove-glow-in-the-dark-king/6841054398.html

Glow in the Dark King S-Type King Crimson Electric Guitar , a brand new kit Guitar Painted with 21st Century Schizoid Man Theme. (As seen on Youtube _search for Glow in the Dark King Crimson Guitar)

WARNING - This guitar GLOWS like Crazy ALL night when you go to bed..... (I had to put it in the basement, its Glows so brightly, keeps you awake : )

This has been hand painted taking over a week with many many coats of Glow in the Dark Paint..... Guitar is pink but GLOWS GREEN, eyes are white with EXTRA Glow in the Dark paint!

Ideal for Stage or Videos, fully Playing Electric Guitar

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 14:34 (two years ago) link

Poor guy. Back in 2016 actually he drove downtown and handed that King Crimson guitar to the first passerby with $20 and burned rubber back home. He sleeps with a pillow over his face. But he still sees the green glow every night.

mick signals, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 15:07 (two years ago) link

Lol, monkey’s paw of guitars.

Mazzy Tsar (PBKR), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 17:35 (two years ago) link

I like Jordan Peele & all but there is no way there is anything as scary and out there in the new Twilight Zone series as the guitar describe above

chr1sb3singer, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 19:20 (two years ago) link

Also I probably should have walked off into the sunset after my Blues Lawyer posts up thread

chr1sb3singer, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 19:21 (two years ago) link

Also also: how is the Kevin Bacon inscription above "Rock the Garden. Bite the Apple. Waddaya Got to Loose" not the title of some record in the "Horrible 70s album titles" thread?

chr1sb3singer, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 19:24 (two years ago) link

comin' in hot!!!!

Studio Rack Case (Formerly Owned by Green Day) - $750 (NE Minneapolis)

Hello, I am selling my empty studio rack that was owned by BillieJoe Armstrong of Green Day. I have a certificate of authenticity as seen in the pictures. This is a huge rack, I honestly am not sure how many units it is, but its perfect for any commercial or home studio who uses analogue gear. The rack case also has 4 fans on the top, one of them rattles so I have it unplugged currently, but its a very simple replacement if you wish to fix this. It does not affect the actual unit itself. The unit has 2 sides that open that are locked, I do not have the key for these two. However, the lock on the glass door also has a different lock on it that I DO have the key for. This is a great deal on a very cool unit with a whole ton of rock n roll history behind it.

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/msg/d/minneapolis-studio-rack-case-formerly/6842491606.html

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 20:19 (two years ago) link

finally, my chance to splurge on billie joe armstrong’s huge rack

a photographer, satanist and ukip voter (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 20:51 (two years ago) link

one year passes...

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/ram/msg/d/saint-paul-rist-tele-les-paul-hybrid/7105863833.html

Rist Tele - Les Paul Hybrid Workhorse Showhorse - $1400 (Woodbury)

Roman Rist Showhorse Workhorse Max Gibson - Fender hybrid Guitar

Handmade Telecaster - Les Paul hybrid by legendary luthier Roman Rist. Roman Rist was a student of Gil Yaron and a famous LA guitar maker on the 80s and 90s.

Guitar is Tele shaped, but the old-growth mahogany body is radiused and contoured like a Strat body, not slab-style like a Tele- this makes it very comfortable to play.

The chunky maple neck with highly-figured rosewood fretboard is finished in true oil and feels like bare wood sanded perfectly smooth. Features the Rist logo on the front and Roman Rist signature and 2009 date and serial number on the back of the headstock. Gibson 24.75” scale with 12” radius. Has new, Gotoh top-of-the-line SDS510 locking tuning pegs. Pickups are Lollar J-Street Tele bridge and Lollar Mini Humbucker neck. Callaham Tele bridge with lower lip cutout and compensated vintage-style brass saddles.

The guitar is a rock machine and very fun to play with lots of character. It’s professionally set up and plays great. Includes a hardshell case and matching black/burgundy Itallia leather strap with Schaller straplocks.

Please note the guitar has its share of nicks, bumps, swirls, checking, bruises etc… so look over pics carefully for your assessment of its condition. I’ve tried to capture all aspects of the guitar in the pics, but if there are additional pics you’d like to see, or questions you’d like to ask, please do so.

sweet rock machine bro

force ghost bg (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 10 April 2020 13:53 (one year ago) link

i imagine a gibson-scale telecaster would take a bit of getting used to

force ghost bg (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 10 April 2020 13:54 (one year ago) link

you understand, the man was a student of GIL YARON

comes complete with roman rist signature

force ghost bg (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 10 April 2020 14:00 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

This copy is incrediblE given the dude is supposedly trying to sell this $5K axe

2020 Knaggs Kenai - $5000 (Como Park)

2020 Kenai. I’ve had it a few weeks and it hasn’t yet spoken to me. They’re supposed to be leagues beyond PRS, but in my experience, that is not the case. There’s some “orange peel” texture in parts of the heel finish that I don’t care for; it came from the factory that way (I don’t believe PRS would’ve let a guitar out the door that way). It’s got Seymour Duncan “Candy” pups in it (Eric Steckel’s answer to the 1960 PAF. He told me it was a reverse engineer-based wind and build). I’ve got maybe 90 minutes play time here, probably less. Open to trades, but it’s less than likely. Happy to provide additional pics or videos. If I don’t sell it, I’ll likely ask the builder to amend the finish on it and hold onto it for awhile; maybe I’ll fall in love someday. In the interim, it’ll be posted to CL plus marketplace. If I do sell it, it’ll go to another high end PRS.

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 13 June 2020 19:58 (one year ago) link

omg

budo jeru, Saturday, 13 June 2020 20:22 (one year ago) link

does every major metropolis have these people ?

budo jeru, Saturday, 13 June 2020 20:22 (one year ago) link

engorged red pensa

assert (MatthewK), Tuesday, 22 June 2021 22:19 (six months ago) link

Those are guitars for guys who pipe jazz fusion into their BDSM dungeon.

Joe Bombin (milo z), Tuesday, 22 June 2021 22:28 (six months ago) link

As of today you can buy a $4000 PRS Jimi Hendrix amp.

Joe Bombin (milo z), Wednesday, 23 June 2021 00:48 (six months ago) link

body horror tele

― Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, June 22, 2021 6:11 PM (three hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

lol

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 23 June 2021 01:31 (six months ago) link

what if shitposting, but guitars

assert (MatthewK), Wednesday, 23 June 2021 14:01 (six months ago) link

guitar shitposting rules

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 23 June 2021 15:14 (six months ago) link

ugly guitars seems like a worthy thread if it doesn't already exist

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Wednesday, 23 June 2021 17:13 (six months ago) link

xp of course I meant making that guitar is like shitposting, putting it on the thread is excellent

assert (matttkkkk), Wednesday, 23 June 2021 22:32 (six months ago) link

Don't think Joe Strummer would be cool with selling a 15k reproduction of his Tele he played in the Clash.

https://wildwoodguitars.com/product/STRUMMERPREORDER/limited-edition-masterbuilt-joe-strummer-esquire-relic-by-jason-smith/

yay punk rawk...

earlnash, Wednesday, 23 June 2021 22:48 (six months ago) link

hah, I just bought an 80s Japanese Tele in that colour and with that level of wear for $650

assert (matttkkkk), Thursday, 24 June 2021 00:56 (six months ago) link

An instrument from Wildwood isn't just an ordinary guitar. It's your guitar. Each and every instrument we sell includes a full, point by point setup, an exhaustive evaluation, and expert shipping procedures, with first class, industry leading standards from start to finish. Why? Because you deserve it.

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 24 June 2021 00:58 (six months ago) link

just absurd to spend that much on a guitar

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 24 June 2021 00:59 (six months ago) link

Wildwood is where I got my Jazzmaster - they sell some crazy stuff but I gotta say that service was top notch (for a guitar priced at whatever the USA-made Fenders were going for then, not custom shop or anything). They did a setup with NYXL strings that was as good as I could get locally even after shipping.

Joe Bombin (milo z), Thursday, 24 June 2021 01:54 (six months ago) link

This might be the single most Central NJ thing ever:

https://scontent-lga3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/p720x720/202106664_1469147113447885_8386156131923170403_n.jpg?_nc_cat=105&ccb=1-3&_nc_sid=843cd7&_nc_ohc=ZmpddgVjk3AAX84Kp5x&_nc_ht=scontent-lga3-2.xx&tp=6&oh=dbcb21803d28c7cfa26a6f9d5c96e235&oe=60DF7A7A

I have a custom made jay and silent bob PRS guitar signed by Kevin Smith (swipe to last pic to see him signing it). I originally picked this up from his comic shop looking to add some mods to, but decided to pass it off to a die hard fan rather than mess with this work of art. Please message me if interested.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, 29 June 2021 16:01 (six months ago) link

TBF it's by far the least ugly PRS I've ever seen

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, 29 June 2021 16:01 (six months ago) link

one month passes...

Roland Blues Cube Stage - $400
(Hopkins)

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/msg/d/hopkins-roland-blues-cube-stage/7356010488.html

This Blues Cube is the newer version that accepts Roland's Tone Capsules. It's the only amp I've seen that has comments/reviews from tone gurus like Robben Ford, Jeff Baxter, Eric Johnson, etc.

if ya wanna be a Tone Guru, you gotta eat right, exercise and take your Tone Capsules every day!

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 31 July 2021 16:12 (five months ago) link

four months pass...

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/ank/msg/d/minneapolis-fender-deluxe-roadhouse/7420103842.html

For Sale: 2 - 2013 & 2015 Fender Deluxe Roadhouse Stratocasters - Sonic Light Blue and Vintage Olympic Yellow include nice Padded Gig Bags.

Sonic Blue Strat - Pickups have been upgraded with the Kinman Blues Set Pickups (exact pickups Bonnie Raitt uses), for Great Sustain and an Aged Sound, with Zero Hum, and for a Ripping Soulful Sound. Guitar is in Mint / Excellent Condition! Pickups were Professionally installed (at St. Paul Guitar Repair) after I purchased the guitar, which cost an additional $299.99 for the pickups alone, + the sales tax, and another $85.00 to swap out the original pickups, which is the reason I am selling this guitar for more money. These guitars can generally be purchased from $500 - $750 or so online (i.e. Reverb.com), but they are likely not modified with more expensive pickups as mine are, and if they were, those guitars would likely be in the same price range, or possibly more. Too get the best sound out of any guitar, pickups are the first step to getting there normally, which costs more money. I'm not making any money by selling either of these guitars, I just want to get back the money I have invested in them.

This pickup set is slightly less aggressive, warmer, rounder Aged-Strat*- sound, with a slightly milder attack than the Impersonator series set in clean mode and breaks into crunch more easily. The Alnico magnets have slightly less brightness/presence ,,, with medium strong output. The Kinman Blues Pickup set is also great for overdrive sounds with 'clarity and TONE' with Zero-Hum. An evergreen favorite with players all around the world. It is also essential to use low capacitance cable(s), to get the incredible performance for these pickups.

These specific pickups are for the more serious players, as this is the closest it gets to the "Real Deal" blues guitar sound, but again, that is a personal choice also.

Here is the link to the Kinman Blues Set Pickups installed in the Sonic Blue Guitar:

https://kinman.com/model-products.php?pid=4&products=Stratocaster&linegroup=yes&modelid=23&model=Blues+set&group=Named%20Sets

If your looking for anything close to what I have, you will likely have to pay more, as most sellers are looking to make a profit. I just want to get my money back, with the extra upgrades I have put into them, that is all..

Specs:
Origin: Mexico
Year: 2015/2016
Finish: Sonic Blue
Body: Alder
Pickguard: 3-ply Pearloid
Neck: Maple
Profile: "C"
Fretboard: Rosewood, 9.5" radius
Scale length: 25.5″
Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo
Bridge Pickup: Kinman Blues SCn single coil
Middle Pickup: Kinman Blues AVn - 62single coil
Neck Pickup: AVn - 62 single coil
Controls: Master Volume with S1 switching, 2 x tone, 5-way selector switch
Bridge: Original Fender w/Tremolo Bar
Tuners: Fender

Also, I'm not sure if I have the original Texas Special pickups for this specific guitar or not, but I will include with the sale, if I can find them!

or this guitar if you choose:

2013/2014 Vintage Olympic Yellow Fender Deluxe Strat - Excellent to "Mint Condition", which also includes the the "Texas Special Custom Shop Pickups" (for that Billy Gibbons ZZ Top "Gritty Texas Sizzle"), Alder Body and Maple Neck. Played very little and has lots of fret life left too. This Deluxe Roadhouse Stratocaster 2013/2014 model, has a creamy vintage yellow finish, and the neck is also in excellent shape, which has no dings or nicks. The Roadhouse Deluxe Specs pair exceptionally well with the Texas Special Custom Shop pickups, and with the S-1 switch and active preamp, it gives the guitar a wide variety of sounds. This specific Olympic Vintage Yellow color darkens over time, which is normal, which gives it a darker vintage appearance over time, which is exactly the same as the Yngwie Malmsteen and Ritchie Blackmore reissue finishes too!

Specs:
Origin: Mexico
Year: 2013/2014
Finish: Vintage Olympic Yellow
Body: Alder
Pickguard: 3-ply Pearloid
Neck: Maple
Profile: "C"
Fretboard: Maple, 9.5" radius
Scale length: 25.5″
Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo
Bridge Pickup: Fender Texas Special Custom Shop single coil
Middle Pickup: Fender Texas Special Custom Shop single coil
Neck Pickup: Fender Texas Special Custom Shop single coil
Controls: Master Volume with S1 switching, 2 x tone, 5-way selector Switch
Bridge: Authentic Fender w/ Tremolo Bar
Tuners: Authentic Fender

I am in the process of selling off a few of my guitars, as my band has decided to call it quits and go our separate ways.

Guitars can be sold separately, or together as a pair @ $1700.00, so I am actually giving the buyer a better deal to purchase both guitar together, so I can make additional room/space, and possibly purchase a high end guitar at some point.

$1050.00 for the Sonic Blue Strat alone.
$950.00 for the Olympic White Strat alone.

If either of these "Mint Condition" guitars can be found cheaper elsewhere, (with the upgraded Custom Shop Texas Pickups or Bonnie Raitt Pickups), I will beat that price by $50.00!!!

Remember, there's no need to buy new, when slightly used will do!!!

in fairness, St. Paul Guitar Repair is an excellent shop

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 13 December 2021 18:35 (one month ago) link

surprisingly his pricing isn't terribly far off from what these go for on reverb now but obv would never deal with this guy on principle.

you really find some gems out there ums

call all destroyer, Monday, 13 December 2021 18:44 (one month ago) link

which cost an additional $299.99 for the pickups alone, + the sales tax, and another $85.00 to swap out the original pickups, which is the reason I am selling this guitar for more money.

Oh, sweetie...

peace, man, Monday, 13 December 2021 18:44 (one month ago) link

haha yeah like dude you never get back what you put into a guitar in mods/upgrades, the sales tax was the cherry on top

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 13 December 2021 18:47 (one month ago) link

would like to see this guy try to sell a car with this reasoning

call all destroyer, Monday, 13 December 2021 18:49 (one month ago) link

lol yah i paid 33k for this altima two years ago i expect to get my money back thats all im asking for its only fair

Spottie, Monday, 13 December 2021 18:51 (one month ago) link

i replaced the breaks which cost $200 plus $350 in labor

call all destroyer, Monday, 13 December 2021 18:52 (one month ago) link

This one also nails a characteristic of the best ones, this professorial tone where it's like he thinks he's not just selling something on CL, he's educating you on guitars

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 13 December 2021 19:02 (one month ago) link

haha yes "these are serious pickups, for serious players"

call all destroyer, Monday, 13 December 2021 19:11 (one month ago) link

Is the sound dry-aged or wet-aged.

papal hotwife (milo z), Monday, 13 December 2021 20:29 (one month ago) link

shooting for that “Real Deal” blues sound with Kinman Noiseless, just like Charley Patton

assert (MatthewK), Monday, 13 December 2021 20:38 (one month ago) link

Blues is a personal choice

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 13 December 2021 20:39 (one month ago) link

Exactly the same as the Yngwie Malmsteen and Ritchie Blackmore reissue finishes too, which was Hubert Sumlin's finish of choice too, I've read.

Three Rings for the Elven Bishop (Dan Peterson), Monday, 13 December 2021 20:51 (one month ago) link

look I’m just trying to get back what I put into it, not trying to make a profit like all those other fucks

assert (matttkkkk), Monday, 13 December 2021 20:57 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

not long but he's confident

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/msg/d/eden-prairie-vingate-usa-made-crate-250/7426657102.html

Vingate USA-Made Crate 250 Watt Monster -Reputation Matters! - $300

Crate is most definitely not a boutique amp builder however this one is not your average crate!

The box is a ground-up rebuild and is constructed from solid dovetail birch. It's resonant and gorgeous! The handle is 1/2 inch pipe 100% the real deal. The speakers are the Original Celestion G12s. It was made in the USA about 1982 so think early metal. I am not your weekend CL'er This is my personal amp.

You can read my flawless feedback if you like at: https://reverb.com/shop/316guitars

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 31 December 2021 18:36 (two weeks ago) link

I had that amp. I bought with all I had to spare in 1992, and played it for years though I was never thrilled with the sound. One summer day, hauling it down cement steps, as the bassist was ready to pick me up for practice, I slipped. I was wearing shorts. Knowing I had no way to repair or replace it, my body made the split second decision to grip it tightly and hold it upright as my kneecaps were sanded down sliding over the last six steps. I was able to rest the amp on the sidewalk safely, then rolled over and let my knees gush blood.

Later, I gigged with it when my subsequent better amp was in the shop. Bad gig. Lent it out to the drummer's wife for her new band, and she immediately returned it 'cause she hated the sound. About 8 years ago lent it to my daughter's friend, and her house burned to the ground. RIP Crate 250.

I guess that counts as some kind of mojo.

the plant based god (bendy), Friday, 31 December 2021 19:03 (two weeks ago) link

no resonant birch box, though

accordion folder full of Zoobooks (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 31 December 2021 19:18 (two weeks ago) link

Xpost wow cursed amp

Can't stand weekend CL'rs

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 31 December 2021 23:24 (two weeks ago) link

For when your Wangcaster is more of a mandolin.

papal hotwife (milo z), Friday, 7 January 2022 03:14 (one week ago) link

there's a guitar that's designed to never be player

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 7 January 2022 14:37 (one week ago) link

oh shit he's back this guy is going to be a solid contributor

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/msg/d/eden-prairie-carvin-bolt-usa-made/7426650113.html

I'm loving the "Reputation Matters!" tagline for his CL ads

Carvin Bolt USA Made -Reputations matters! - $450

Plays like Butta! Options include birdseye board, aged swamp ash body, Locking Tuners, Wilkinson floating bridge. $450 is a steal for a USA-made strat. Excellent shape, No case. This is a Pro-built kit guitar, The same ones that now sell for over $1200 at Carvin/Kiesel today. The difference? Carvin assembles vs pro (me). I am 316guitars on reverb and this is my personal guitar. You can read my flawless feedback if you like at: https://reverb.com/shop/316guitars

I have owned stratss from Masterbuilders John Suhr, Sadowsky, Fessler to name a few. Is this one as good? Absolutely not. Those are 4-6K guitars! -That would be a ridiculous claim. I will say it's easily a match for any USA fender or G&L for less than half the price.

This guitar was hand-finished and set up by me. Come see, play it etc. Carvin is now Kiesel and they no longer offer USA-Made CNC kits.

Price is firm

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 7 January 2022 15:10 (one week ago) link

Not no Parkay. Not no margarine. Plays like Butta, baby.

peace, man, Friday, 7 January 2022 15:33 (one week ago) link

"vs. pro (me)"

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 7 January 2022 15:34 (one week ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7n0HkwWpjR8

peace, man, Friday, 7 January 2022 15:35 (one week ago) link

check out his reverb store very normal

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Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 7 January 2022 15:35 (one week ago) link

I know very little about guitars but when I read these descriptions like this:

Plays like Butta! Options include birdseye board, aged swamp ash body, Locking Tuners, Wilkinson floating bridge. $450 is a steal for a USA-made strat. Excellent shape, No case. This is a Pro-built kit guitar, The same ones that now sell for over $1200 at Carvin/Kiesel today. The difference? Carvin assembles vs pro (me). I am 316guitars on reverb and this is my personal guitar

I have hard time understanding what a "guitar" is or what it is used for

chr1sb3singer, Friday, 7 January 2022 18:05 (one week ago) link

316Guitars: it's what is was!

Ssäm Sauce | Martha Stewart (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 7 January 2022 18:06 (one week ago) link

This is a custom built 2016 Fender Classic Series 60s Jazzmaster Lacquer Rosewood fretboard neck paired with an MJT Closet Clean Relic Lacquer Alder body in Lake Placid Blue finish. Admittedly relics aren't normally my thing but a number of things lined up where the world seemed to be telling me to build one and the results far exceeded my expectations. I had recently acquired the neck which appeared to have some light relic'ing around the headstock but the fretboard and frets as well as the back of the neck were still in excellent condition. Shortly after I came across the body and won on eBay and right after that the naturally worn G&G hard case so it all came together rather quickly.

If you've followed me over the past few of years you know how much I love Jazzmasters and "Offset" Fenders in general so this was probably inevitable. For those of you skeptical or wary of "Partscasters" I'll stop you right there and assure you that this one consists of the highest quality components and care with attention to detail and setup. As my feedback shows and past customers would expect, this guitar is no different and held to the same high standards. Please read further for all the details as it is well worth your time so you know exactly what you're getting:

I love nods to tradition but am in no way a purist and always appreciate subtle modern touches. Spec wise, especially with the 7.25" vintage radius and frets, it stays pretty true to vintage specs. The body is very much a traditional Jazzmaster style body with the tremolo in the original location which is further back from the bridge, unlike many of the "Modified" or "Player" series Fender Jazzmasters where the tremolo is moved closer to the bridge and usually paired with an Adjusto-Matic or Tune-O-Matic style bridge (and a mismatched radius to that of the fretboard!)

Condition wise, aside from the intentional light to medium relic'ing to the body, headstock and light oxidation to the hardware, this guitar is in excellent condition. There's almost no fret wear and the back of the neck is free from bumps and dings as well the usual worn/stripped finish (I'll leave that up to you).

These traditional and vintage style "Offsets" from Fender sit on a great foundation, but I'm really surprised how they sell any of them because they're setup so horribly from the factory and buzz like crazy with anything less than a set of 12s (I know, they're absolutely gorgeous looking guitars, so probably form over function in most cases. Even the American made offsets have this same problem because of the same original location of the tremolo (further back), vintage style floating bridge and the lack of break angle on them. This on top of some mediocre hardware and electronics choices from the factory, I decided I would overhaul many of these issues so you can enjoy this guitar with a set of 10s and not have to string it up with bridge cables or use one of those Buzz Stops that not only changes the look of the guitar but the feel and tone as well. These modded ones of mine will hold their own against American models any day of the week.

Please read further to see the list of upgrades as well as how the guitar was setup:

$1999 marked down from $2750. Or you could just buy a new American Original Jazzmaster from Guitar Center for $2200.

papal hotwife (milo z), Saturday, 8 January 2022 06:00 (one week ago) link

No insane paragraphs about your Reverb followers but I dig this listing - a "Fender Custom Shop Jazzmaster" but he replaced the entire body with a random one and had his guy paint it. Which kind of makes it a not-Fender Custom Shop guitar anymore, doesn't it?

papal hotwife (milo z), Saturday, 8 January 2022 06:02 (one week ago) link

i love how the guy in the first one seems to keep purchasing relic parts as if it’s out of his control.

call all destroyer, Saturday, 8 January 2022 12:37 (one week ago) link

xp, yeah it sounds like "custom shop" guy slammed a $200 Warmoth body in there or something.

peace, man, Saturday, 8 January 2022 13:41 (one week ago) link


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