Fender 2017 Professional Series

Used guitars for saleToday, Fender revealed the replacement for their recently discontinued American Standard Series models.

The new Fender American Professional Series updates the core models included in the old American Standard Series and adds three new models: the Tele Deluxe, Jazzmaster and Jaguar.

The new models are priced similarly to where the American Standard Series used to sit. You may be paying the same money, but the updates go beyond a simple facelift.

Here’s a look at what has changed.

Updated Specs

Here is where the new American Professional models differ from the American Standard:

New neck shape. “Deep C” shape that’s in between “Modern C” and “U” (except for Jazz Bass). All will have satin finishes.
New fret shape. Tall-Narrow instead of Medium Jumbo.
New pickups. V-Mod and redesigned Shawbuckers instead of Custom Shop offerings.
New circuitry. A treble-bleed circuit helps maintain tone at any volume.
New bridge designs. Don’t worry – nothing drastic. See below for more info.
New nut material. Genuine bone instead of synthetic bone.
New molded case. An “elite” molded case with TSA-friendly latches.
New colors. Sonic Gray, Mystic Seafoam, Antique Olive, Butterscotch Blonde (Tele).
Fresh colors and slight changes to the nut, frets and neck shape don’t really scream paradigm shift. But the change that players will undoubtedly remember for years to come will be the new pickups designed by none other than Tim Shaw.

The American Professional Stratocaster, Telecaster, Jaguar, and Jazzmaster are fitted with new V-Mod pickups. These single coils are made with a proprietary blend of alnico magnets, each one voiced specifically for its particular position. The American Professional Precision and Jazz Bass models implement the same V-Mod technology in split single-coil packages.

The Stratocaster HSS, Stratocaster HH, and Tele Deluxe models employ reimagined ShawBucker humbucking pickups, also specifically voiced for their position.

Changes described in press releases are one thing. Hearing these new Shaw-designed pickups in comparison to their peers is what we’re all waiting for.

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Acoustic Guitar Neck Re-set / www. techdeckworkstations.com

Used guitars for saleYou’ll often hear talk about neck resets (or sometimes, neck sets) but the reasons it’s required are often glossed over by saying it’s just something that acoustics need sometimes. It’s all pretty simple and it has to do with geometry (stay with me…) and wood.

Huh?

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Auction Guitar at Fire River Music / 1972 #0091 Mosrite Stereo 350

USA made, Mosrite of California by Samie Moseley. Marketed as the “Hippie Guitar”. All original except for the tuners, strap buttons, and pickup ring screws.

Top and sides of body have been resprayed, same on back of Head stock.

Back of body, neck, and face are original finish.

*Call Kurt Orton at fire River Music 541-287-0117 to place your bid, or email Kurt at firerivermusicllc@gmail.com

Minimum Bid $1000.00

 

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B&G Guitars….



Used guitars for saleB&G Guitars was founded by Eliran Barashi & Yotam (Kiki) Goldstein, skillful and expert luthiers in the field of vintage guitars from the golden era, and Avi Goldfinger – an artist and entrepreneur. We are devoted to one thing only – creating the best sounding instruments on the market.

Our guitars are gimmick free. We create a full perfectly well-balanced unique and original instruments that will grow on you, we build instruments that will ignite your passion for the only thing that matters – playing the guitar.

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G & L Guitar Factory Tour…inspiring…!

 

The G&L Legacy™ blends contemporary refinements from the Leo Fender†-designed S-500™ and Comanche® models with classic Alnico V pickups. If your holy grail is faithful Alnico single-coil tone with modern refinements and superb craftsmanship, the Legacy makes for an excellent choice.

The Legacy’s vintage-spec CLF-100 Alnico V pickups have that unmistakable chime and quack reminiscent of the best examples from the late ‘50s, thanks to the work of Paul Gagon, G&L VP Engineering. Gagon found his inspiration reviewing original prints stored in Leo’s private laboratory at G&L, but that was just the start. About 30 years ago, Gagon was an R&D engineer at another company when he was tasked with finding out what was so special about the early bolt-on guitars many players raved about. Gagon tirelessly analyzed many examples of what were considered holy grail guitars, spending time out on the shop floor talking to builders still working in the pickup department since the ‘50s, all on a quest to discover where the real mojo was – and wasn’t. What he learned from the builders matched his own engineering analysis. You see, back in the day, the actual spec of pickups coming that down that old production line varied considerably. That meant coming up with the right specs for the Legacy pickups was more challenging than simply following the prints. Gagon’s persistence paid off as the Legacy garnered rave reviews from both players and magazines like Guitar Player and Guitar World.

This axe is no slave to the past, however, starting with Leo’s PTB™ (Passive Treble and Bass) system which functions on all three pickups for dramatically more variety than the vintage setup. What’s more, the Legacy features a Leo Fender-designed Dual-Fulcrum vibrato, a work of engineering art which allows bending up or down with unsurpassed stability, while offering a silky feel through its beefy aluminum vibrato arm. The Legacy’s hard-rock maple neck features an easy-playing satin finish, comfortable 9 1/2″ radius and Jescar 57110 medium-jumbo nickel-silver frets for silky playability. The moment you open the luxurious hardshell case, you’ll be greeted with a stunning instrument and delicious aroma that’ll have your pulse racing.

Founded by Leo Fender in 1980, G&L USA instruments continue to be made in the historic G&L facility on Fender Avenue in Fullerton, California, the Birthplace of Bolt-on™.

The G&L name, stylized G&L logo, distinctive “hook” headstock design, Legacy, Comanche, S-500, Dual-Fulcrum and PTB are registered trademarks or trademarks of G&L Musical Instruments / BBE Sound, Inc.

† The personal name, likeness and signature of Mr. Clarence Leo Fender are property of G&L Musical Instruments / BBE Sound, Inc. and may not be used in any commercial capacity without prior approval. For enquiries regarding the use of the “Leo Fender” name, likeness or signature, please contact us. G&L is not associated with Fender Musical Instruments Corporation.

Source information at G&L

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Fender John Mayer Signature Stratocaster • SN: SE09591

You’ll enjoy professional quality sound from a beautiful axe with the Fender Artist Series John Mayer Stratocaster Electric Guitar. The C-shaped maple neck sports a satin finish and African rosewood fretboard with big Dunlop 6105 frets for a super-comfortable, fast feel you can really dig into. Buffed headstock and vintage ’50s decal combine with 3-ply brown shell pickguard and vintage finishes for a fabulous look. Alder body sports an American vintage synchronized tremolo with five springs. The string tree is slightly closer to the nut, just the way John likes it.

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1956 Gibson Les Paul Junior Demo

This is one of the best Demos I’ve seen….Great player too…This proves that a Les Paul Jr. IS NOT a one trick pony…!!

  

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Restoring a 60s Vintage Guild Guitar

A customer brought in an old Guild guitar that needed some work. The Finish was all gone and had a bunch of scratches all over the body. Time to clean it up! “There are 3 short vids here….Have Fun…Used guitars for sale

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Broken Truss Rod Repair at R-dawg Guitars for Gibson’s & Fenders

The Rescue Kit fits the standard truss rods commonly used by Gibson®, Fender®, and the majority of guitars: a single steel rod 3/16″ in diameter with a 10-32 thread (also common on mandolins and other instruments). One end of the rod is anchored inside the neck, and the other end is threaded to accept an adjusting nut. Tightening the adjusting nut pulls the rod tight, which pulls the neck. The threaded end is where a truss rod is most likely to fail: threads become damaged, and sometimes rods break at this point. This is where the Truss Rod Rescue Kit helps by cutting wood to expose more of the rod, and cutting new threads into the exposed rod. Sometimes the adjusting nut is located in the peghead, and sometimes in the heel of the neck. The Truss Rod Kit works in either situation.

Call Jeff at Rdawg for more information…541-441-8930…

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Doug and Pat compare Gibson Les Paul Specials

Doug and Pat return with the second “Doug and Pat Show” to play and discuss old and new Gibson Les Paul Special guitars. Candid patter about the mysteries of these instruments as well as any other thing that pops into their heads. The guitars are plugged straight into a vintage Vox amp with no effects, EQ or boxes. Were they better in the 50’s? How do they stack up? Also, introducing Pat’s “Billy Gibbons” pipe to the cast. Talk among yourselves, the tea is almost ready.

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