Jackson USA Custom Shop Kelly KE2 Guitar

Jackson USA Custom Shop Kelly KE2 Guitar

There’s nasty and then there’s nasty. This new Jackson USA Custom Shop Kelly KE2 is the latter. It’s bad in a very good way. Seller says she’s got an alder body, quartersawn though maple neck, EVH pickups, Floyd Rose Tremelo and a 25.5” scale compound-radius ebony fingerboard with pearl sharkfin inlays. That’s all well and good but what really set me to drooling was the silver swirl finish married to her absolutely filthy body angles….

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2014 Trussart “Resogator” Acoustic Electric Resonator Guitar

2014 Trussart “Resogator” Acoustic Electric Resonator Guitar

Holy crap. This James Trussart Resogator is a mighty unusual guitar from a luthier chosen by such luminaries as Eric Clapton, Billy Gibbons, Lucinda Williams and Keith Richards. In other words, great players looking for a new, funky sound. (The seller claims this guitar was played by a Grammy award-winning artist for just three recording sessions and will include a letter to that effect. So you got that going for you. ) Who built this…

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Schecter Ultra III Electric Guitar

Schecter Ultra III Electric Guitar

Hold the damn phone, this Schecter Ultra III Electric Guitar is all kinds of wiggedy wiggedy whack. Look at all those knobs, switches and Duncan designed FG-101 pickups! I can just see the mad scientist who cooked up this beauty—more switches, we must have more switches! Take a closer gander. Start with her solid mahogany body, then let your eyes wander to her raised center and sculpted edge. Imagine running your fingers up her rosewood fretboard…

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Silvertone Jeff Gordon Electric Guitar

Silvertone Jeff Gordon Electric Guitar

This Silvertone Jeff Gordon Electric Guitar is what I’d call a souvenir guitar. It doesn’t matter if you’re into Jeff Gordon or NASCAR or guitars, this little number fits lots of places. She comes unplayed in a triangular box (heh, heh) so there’s no description of how she plays, only her features. According to her purveyor, she’s decaled up, with a sculpted bolt-on maple neck and rosewood fingerboard, dual humbucking pickups with a 3-way selector switch…

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Glen Burton Machine Gun Electric Guitar

Glen Burton Machine Gun Electric Guitar

If you’re the kind that likes to whip your gun out, this Glen Burton Machine Gun Electric Guitar may be a match made in heaven. Check her out. The seller says she has a solid, lightweight basswood body, with a bolt-on maple neck, dual humbucker pickups, volume and tone controls, plus a tremolo bridge with an adjustable saddle. They even throw in a whammy bar, gig bag and strap for $137.99 on eBay—not to mention…

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Aria Nexter Electric Guitar

Aria Nexter Electric Guitar

Here’s an unusual little filly that caught my eye, an Aria Nexter. Wish I could tell you more about her origins but the seller is a little vague. She might be from Japan. Or Korea. Or… She might be from the ‘80s. Or maybe the ‘70s. Or… The seller doesn’t know, though she reminds him (or her) of the Ibanez Talman, a guitar of that era. You get the drift. What the seller will say…

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1970 Gibson ES-340TDW Walnut Electric Guitar

1970 Gibson ES-340TDW Walnut Electric Guitar

Well, well, well. What we have we here? Just a sweet little 45 year old dual cutaway walnut Gibson ES-340TDW weighing a svelte 8.5 pounds. For those who favor these classy ladies, the walnut is a pretty twist and, though I have not heard her myself, likely adds a little some something tonally. She looks like she’s been used but was generally well cared for, except for a chunk missing out of her headstock. Probably…

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Gibson J-45 Pelham Blue Limited Edition Guitar

Gibson J-45 Pelham Blue Limited Edition Guitar

Here’s a fine play on the Gibson J-45 slope shoulder dread, all gussied up in Pelham Blue by the Gibson Custom Shop in a limited run of 75 guitars. The J-45 has earned a reputation as a workhorse with classic lines and tone. The Pelham Blue finish is really cool, and the seller claims it will age into a fine blue/green that you can supposedly see starting on the wings of the headstock. The photo,…

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