More new treasures
European Gypsy Guitar: circa 1960,
bright and loud!
Jizzblaster: with Schaller humbuckings and Bigsby tailpiece -- for extra
Bernardo Rico: circa 1970 handmade,
30s, herringbone, Martin, D-28 replica. We were lucky to come by a few of these
over the years, and we're honored to have Steve Cropper get one from us. And he
Handmade German Guitar: circa 1970.
Flame maple, back and sides, pickup, medium+ profile neck, INCREDIBLE rich tone and
has transducer pickup
Faded Inca-silver: 50s, Kaye (ES-125),
owned by a reverend from the original Gospel Messengers. Plays great, has a rich,
70s Les Paul:
You could play in Barbie's surf band with this
60s Kay: molded pickup cover into pickguard, for extra plastic.
Clean 60s sunburst Harmony Sovereign:
Copper 50s Kay: with lipsticks and
series parallel and phaze reversal. Similar to thinline tele. It really has great
Turkish cumbus : 12-string, fretless
oddity. On one of my few trips to Istanbul, Iwent into the musical district where
there were dozens of variations of this instrument. I bought a mandolin for travel
reasons, but they had six-string, 12-string guitars, bouzikuke and saaz
The Holy Grail
and more Surprises
The Holy Grail of
late 50s Fender Bassman with 4-10" speakers. This
was used by some of the greatest blues musicians on Planet Earth, and accompanied
many more of them. We're selling this for the owner on consignment. Call for a
list of the musicians who've played through it. Talk about Mojo! This has got it!
Subway Custom Strat:
an earlier incarnation, a la '71. $300
60s Jimi-style strats:
We create'em! (Note the bullet trussrod). $300 each
Spruce and rosewood, OLD, possibly a Portugese bandoura. Note the doglike-face
created by the sound holes. I personally felt attached to that design.
Satin and silky smooth, three pickup fretless
USA neck and body. The bridge and middle pickup are dual
coil; the neck pickup is traditional vintage single coil. Really handsome -- plays
and sounds tremendous. I made this for a guy who cancelled his order. It's
yours for only $600
Rockin' Ibanezes! $400
Rockin' les paul
the archtop Ibanez (left) is $500 and the generic,
flatop Special (right) is $400. Both have set necks. The les paul Special
has a big, fat 50's neck. The Ibanez finish has been thrashed -- but everything
else is great.
Mo' rockin' les
white les paul custom (left) is probably of the lawsuit
Ibanez era; the Melody Maker with P-90s (right) is a 60's thing that we worked
Some Subway Custom
ES-330 jazz guitars: a la Grant Greene. The walnut finished (left) is
$350; the sunburst (right) is $300. Upgraded gears, pickups, bridge
Solid top. Has had neck rest. Unbelievable voice.$700
Mind-blowing late 40s Kay L-7:
flamed maple neck, deco inlays and solid top. $700
spruce top, like a 20's L-5 (copy). Billy Armstrong -- the Green Boy -- has gotten
alot of old guitars from us, and I told him that I had one with his name on it! And
he just went: "Eech! who cares?" Has had neck reset, plays real well. Now its
yours for $700.
30's Regal Kaycraft:
Solid spruce top, neck reset, remarkable pearloid peghead. $700
This is the stuff we're making
at the Ranch. German carved perimeter -- like Moserite -- opaque white
Rickenbacker-ish pickguard. New-old stock '64 neck. Wide and thick, with Brazilian
rosewood fretboard and Gibson jumbo fretwire. Of course, Subway custom wiring with
series parallel and phaze reversal. We've made alot of these over the years, for
people like Mark Knofler and Robert Cray Band. In our shop this is known as the
Mark Knofler model. $$400 -- and its a deal at that.
Art deco on deco:
National lapsteel and a 36 GMC pickup hood.
Really cool 60s
Moserite Combo copy:
called the "Royal Artist" but at Subway, it's
called the "Royal Fartist." Gives a big, deep woofy sound. $350
Weird 5-string bass:
we put on Alemic pickups and a Bartolini pre-amp. Really has that
low-B piano tone; rich and thick. Clean. $900
The Ibanez Destroyer:
a rockin' Holy Grail -- before Eddie van Halen had any sense, he
played one of these. Made in Japan circa 1978.
had an eagle and American flag painted on the inside of the resonator. It was too
much for me, so I put in a red star with lightening bolts -- an original Fatdog
"work of art." $225
I understand your concerns about buying a guitar over the Internet. You can't put
your hands on it. You don't know what it'll look like, what it'll sound like, how
it will feel. Then there are the issues surrounding shipping anxiety: "Will it
arrive undamaged?" "When will it arrive?" "WILL it
arrive?" The concerns go on and on: "What's the tracking number?"
"Will you ship it today?" "When will you ship it?" "Can I
get it tomorrow?"
Here are five key points to put your mind
- Your purchase will definitely arrive in good,
undamaged condition AND in a timely manner.
- Your purchase is insured
against damage in transit.
- If you don't like what you've ordered, you
can return it within two weeks of purchase.
- You have the option of a
full CASH refund or a trade-in for something else you like. All you pay is the
return shipping, which amounts to about $10 within the Continental United
- You just can't lose.
"Experience Ecstacy" for a week with your new guitar. If
the instrument is not what you expected, then expect a full refund on merchandise
returned in the condition of purchase. Fatdog considers this the backbone of good
biz (and happy customers).
NOTE: There is no refund for
Trade-ins are seriously considered at a high value.
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