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2002 Dave Nichols 00 Style Acoustic Guitar (No longer available)

2002 Dave Nichols 00 Style Acoustic Guitar (No longer available)

Dave Nichols has spent decades doing custom inlay work, including a lot for Martin. His work shows a high degree of familiarity with pearl inlay – it looks like it was easy for the builder to do, a sure sign that it isn’t.

This 2002 Dave Nichols 00 Style acoustic guitar is in good playing condition and looks fantastic.

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2008 Taylor GS Custom Fall LTD SOLD

2008 Taylor GS Custom Fall LTD SOLD

Taylor Guitars run a seasonal ‘Limited Edition’ program during which they offer customized versions of their more popular guitars, but with highly figured wood sets and less-common material combinations. This means that a number of unique and often breathtaking versions of otherwise standard guitars become available, and it’s been quite a popular offering.

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Tony Bruno Underground 30 Amp With Cabinet (consignment) SOLD

Tony Bruno Underground 30 Amp With Cabinet (consignment) SOLD

Bruno amps were custom built and individually voiced for the customer. Tony Bruno no longer builds, due to health issues; a very few ‘new’ amps are available from the major Bruno distributors, but generally all available Bruno amps are pre-owned. They are not common.

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2011 Melancon Pro Artist No Longer Available

2011 Melancon Pro Artist No Longer Available

Here’s a 2011 Melancon Pro Artist in a very, very good Mary Kaye White lacquer finish. Gerard Melancon builds guitars out of Thibodaux, Lousiana. He grew up with lots of great Cajun and country music in his family and the surrounding area, gigged with a number of rock bands and played sessions before gradually shifting to guitar building.

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Beaver Creek 4 Course Tiple Conversion

Beaver Creek 4 Course Tiple Conversion

Here is an interesting Beaver Creek 4 Course Tiple Conversion. Sometimes, players need instruments in forms that aren’t readily available, custom builds are out of the question, and so we have to find a way to meet the need.

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2011 Warmoth Custom Telecaster No longer available

2011 Warmoth Custom Telecaster No longer available

Here is a 2011 Warmoth Custom Telecaster.

The Telecaster has been in production in one form or another (including as Broadcaster and Esquire, and ‘nocaster’) since early 1950. Part of the brilliance of its design is its adapability. It can easily be customized in a myriad of ways and still work as a playable and reliable instrument. This adaptability has led to a large market for third party manufacturers.

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