Following is a list of some of the most amazing guitars on this Planet...
All of them are NEW and in flawless condition. They are mostly C.F. Martin & Co. guitars. Each one of the Martins includes a beautiful hard shell case, a lifetime warranty to the original owner, all the case candy you could ask for, and loads of supporting literature. Each guitar is fully set up and inspected by Martin and then carefully and respectfully set up and inspected by Lightning Joe. With over 100,000 set ups to his credit, nothing gets by him. These are the best of the best...
Premium East Indian Rosewood Back & Sides - Adirondack top & bracing 1/4", scalloped, GE, Headplate is Black Ebony with alternate torch in Blue Paua - Beautiful Amber Burst finish - Includse Hard Case $8,999
12-Fret, Bearclaw Premium Italian Alpine Spruce top, Blistered Koa back and sides, Sitka Spruce 1/4" scalloped bracing, Black Ebony headplate with Blue Paua special design displaying a miniature inlaid wooden guitar, Blue Paua special design neck inlays $8,099 SOLD
Martin Custom Shop Dreadnought 12-Fret: Madagascar Rosewood back and sides, grade-six Adirondack Spruce top, 45-style inlays, koa binding, slotted headstock, gold Waverly tuners, #1 of 1 $8,899 SOLD
We also have a magnificent collection of over 150 Limited Edition, Special Edition, Authentic, Marquis, Golden Era, Retro, and Standard production Martin guitars in stock! Please call or email for availability and specifications.
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Takamine 50th Anniversary Model T50TH Limited Edition Limited to 50 instruments worldwide, the Takamine T50TH Anniversary Model Limited Edition features a solid AAAA spruce top with Cocobolo back and sides, ebony fretboard with a striking growing vine 'michi' inlay, on a dreadnought body. Ours is a documented prototype, with every feature identical to the production model. Includes hard case. MSRP: $10,000 SALE: $6,999.99 SOLD
Just below are several one-off Custom Shop guitars from Glendale, California designer / builder Mark Minarik -as well as "The Ultimate Hand Made Guitar" HAMER...You owe it to yourself as a guitarist to become familiar with these guitars... most notably some of the finest guitars on this planet. Honestly! HAMER USA GUITARS
HamerUSA CUSTOM SHOP Studio Custom - Chevronned Ultimate Flame Maple Top over highest grade Mahogany acoustically chambered body, Mystic Finish, Brazilian Rosewood fretboard, Tone Pros nickel hardware, TV Jones custom Filtertrons Hamer Artist Ultimate Made in USA msrp$8500.00, sale$5950.00 SOLD Hamer Improv Made in USA msrp$10,000.00, sale$7,299.99 Hamer Newport Custom Made in USA Ultimate Quilt Top in Tortoise finish, $5999.99 SOLD Hamer Talladega Earthen Maple Limited Edition # 6 of 25, Made in USA, msrp$5200.00, sale$3640.00 SOLD From the 2008 winter NAMM Show we have purchased the following Hamer USA Customs. You will not see these Hamers anywhere else in the world and we are extremely proud to be able to offer them for sale: Trans White Studio Korina Custom (one off) Trans White Standard Korina Custom (one off) Standard USA Models in Stock at Lightning Joe's: see New Electrics page MINARIK USA GUITARS
WRC -Wayne Richard Charvel Guitars WRC was producing some of the most insane, meticulously hand-inlaid guitars in the early '90s. The Neptune Series, which features a patchwork quilt of unique shells covering the entire body, is the most desirable line from the era. Each guitar has a look of its own, and they are extremely difficult to find on today's market. Ours features violet oyster and tiger cowrie shells. You simply must see this beautiful instrument!WRC Neptune Standard #26
D'Angelico New Yorker Supreme This new D'Angelico is hand built right here in America by master luthierMichael Lewis It is a stunning reproduction of a bygone era of American guitar lutherie. Many feel that Michael has surpassed the legendary builders of that era. One thing's for sure... this is as good as it gets!
Unbelievable hand carvings from a 400 year-old craft. No two guitars are exactly the same. Tale telling carving and amazing three dimensional reliefs hand carved onto headstocks, bridges and rosettes as well as intricately carved backs and sides and astonishingly, even the tops of some models. Beautiful story telling inlays in the fingerboards. Unbelievably, they also possess an incredibly amazing sound quality. You have got to see and hear these - but you still won't believe your eyes or your ears. All models include a hard case, a lifetime warranty and for a limited time, some cool Blueberry bling.