FT 18 Guitars

Discussion in 'Guitars For Sale / Trade / Wanted' started by Adam Of Angels, Apr 15, 2020.

  1. Adam Of Angels

    Adam Of Angels The GAS Man

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    Alright guys, who's up for some trading? Since we're all stuck at home, we might as well get some new toys/tools to keep us occupied. I've been a good boy when it comes to social distancing and am so far Rona-free, at least to my knowledge, so none of these guitars have the Rona either.

    I'm primarily interested in other guitars, but I could also really use a nice bass at the moment, and am open to guitar gear, and recording/studio gear. Guitar brands I'm especially interested in (though I'm open to whatever else you might have):

    Jackson/Charvel
    Ibanez
    PRS
    McNaught
    Fender (especially CS stuff)
    Suhr
    Anderson (especially an Angel)
    Aristides
    Strandberg
    ESP

    Guitars are located in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have 10+ years of references, with probably a few thousand deals of different kinds under my belt.

    If you have any ideas whatsoever, feel free to either PM or e-mail me: adamofangels@gmail.com




    Ovation Malmsteen Viper - 9.5/10 Condition

    Mahogany Body
    Spruce Top
    Mahogany Neck
    Ebony Fretboard
    Preamp and Pickup

    Super easy to play and surprisingly versatile guitar. It may have some super minor signs of play/wear somewhere on it, but I couldn't find any.

    $700

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    https://reverb.com/item/30935092-ovation-yngwie-malmsteen-viper-ym68-k




    Ibanez Artstar AF-120 - 9/10 Condition

    Maple Body and Neck
    Rosewood Fretboard
    24.75" Scale
    Fulltune II Bridge
    Ibanez Super 58 Pickups

    This was the flagship of the Artstar series in the late 90's. Made in Korea, its considerably nicer than the similarly priced and spec'd Ibanez hollowbodies of today. There is some very minor wear, but nothing serious or distracting in any way. Hardshell case is included.

    $800

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    https://reverb.com/item/29838188-ibanez-artstar-af-120




    Ibanez MM1 Martin Miller

    African Mahogany Body
    Flame Maple Top
    Roasted Maple Neck and Fretboard
    12" Radius
    25.5" Scale
    Stainless Steel Frets
    Gotoh 510 Tremolo
    Locking Tuners
    Seymour Duncan Pickups (Aftermarket)

    This is the first Ibanez AZ that I've played, and it's actually exceeded my expectations, despite me being a huge Ibanez fan to begin with. I compare it to Suhr, and the Charvel Govan. It's not quite as nice as the former, generally speaking, and I actually prefer it to the latter. The neck is surprisingly bulky, compared to what we've all come to expect from Ibanez, and it's far more versatile than the average Ibby as well. The original pickups were swapped out for a JB/Jazz set, which works so well, I don't think I'd put anything else in it.

    $2000

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    https://reverb.com/item/33281368-ibanez-mm1-martin-miller




    Schecter USA Sunset II 7 - 9.7/10 Condition

    Alder Body
    Flame Maple Top
    Maple and Walnut Neck
    Macassar Ebony Fretboard
    27" Scale
    12 - 16" Compound Radius
    German Silver Frets (equivalent to stainless steel)
    Locking Tuners
    Schecter USA Handwound Pickups

    Whether you are or are not a fan of Schecter's import line, the USA stuff will come as a pleasant surprise. The quality is on par with any other USA builders within $1000 or so of its price range. Though this guitar has a 27" scale, if I'm not mistaken, I think most of the extension is in the bridge placement, so you don't have to worry about your left hand getting uncomfortable, but have the added benefit of baritone tension/clarity. This guitar would be mint or damn near it, if not for the tiniest neck pocket crack (which is in the clear coat only).

    $2000

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    https://reverb.com/item/33108040-schecter-usa-sunset-ii-7




    Vigier Excalibur Expert Classic Rock - 9.7/10 Condition

    Alder Body
    Maple Neck with Graphite Reinforcement
    Stainless Steel Frets
    25.6" Scale
    11.81" Radius
    Vigier Tremolo
    Vigier Locking Tuners
    Dimarzio Injector and Area T Pickups

    Vigier is the partly neglected step child of the boutique Strat world. They're easily on par with Suhr, for example, if not better. Perfect necks, always low action, super reliable. It's somewhat unusual to come across a more traditional layout on one, but I was blown away by how well it works. Its seen nearly no playtime at all, and would be Mint if not for two tiny neck pocket cracks (clear coat only).

    $2200

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    https://reverb.com/item/33108094-vigier-excalibur-expert-classic-rock




    TMG Ronnie Scott Telemaster - 9.9/10 Condition

    Swamp Ash Body
    Maple Neck
    Indian Rosewood Fretboard
    Medium C Profile
    10” Radius
    Duesenberg Neck Pickup
    TMG Slider 52 Bridge Pickup

    I have no experience with TMG outside of this guitar, but it’s as good as that of any of the other vintage-style American builders I’ve been across. It is what it looks like - a cross between a Jazzmaster and a Tele, though it’s a bit more of a Tele. Unbelievably good tone from this thing - I’ve been a bit obsessed with twangy surf/spaghetti tones lately, and this thing nails it. It also, not surprisingly, works perfectly for blues and even jazz stuff.

    $2200

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    https://reverb.com/item/31816179-tmg-ronnie-scott-telemaster





    Gibson Les Paul Standard 60's - 9.6/10 condition

    Mahogany Neck and Body
    AA Flame Maple Top
    Rosewood Fretboard
    Slim Taper Profile
    12" Radius
    Medium Jumbo Frets
    Burstbucker 61R and 61T Pickups

    I'm not usually a big Gibson guy, but they've been making fantastic guitars in the last few years, in my experience. This is a badass Les Paul. It has a weight to it, but sounds huge, and has a great neck on it. Aside from the slightest scratches on the back, its super clean.

    $2200

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    https://reverb.com/item/33280950-gibson-les-paul-standard-60-s-2019




    Music Man JP-15 - 9.8/10 Condition

    Mahogany Body
    Quilt Maple Top
    Roasted Figured Maple Neck
    Stainless Steel Frets
    Schaller Locking Tuners
    Music Man Tremolo
    Piezo
    Dimarzio Illuminator Pickups
    Push-Push Gain Boost (volume knob)
    Push-Push Pickup Blender (tone knob)

    As good as any high end American guitar, but with the magic touch of Music Man on the neck. I’ve owned almost every Petrucci sig they’ve released (I think it’s up to 48,000 variations now?) and next to the JPX, this is my favorite iteration. Minty condition, or so close I can’t tell the difference.

    $2500

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    https://reverb.com/item/33280773-music-man-jp-15-teal-quilt




    Music Man JP6 BFR - 9.9/10 Condition

    Alder Body
    Mahogany Tone Block
    Quilted Maple Top
    Rosewood Neck and Fretboard
    Stainless Steel Frets
    25.5" Scale
    Schaller Locking Tuners
    Music Man Tremolo
    Piezo
    Dimarzio CrunchLab/Liquifire Set

    This is from a limited run of guitars built with solid Rosewood necks, which is an option now unavailable outside of select models and special edition pieces. If you haven't played a solid rosewood neck on a high end guitar yet, I can't recommend it enough, nor can I accurately describe how good it feels. You have to try it. Conditionwise, there may be the slightest of surface scratches, but I can't find anything, so I have no problem describing it as Mint.

    $2700

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    https://reverb.com/item/31816390-music-man-john-petrucci-jp6-bfr-rosewood-neck




    Mayones Regius 7 Custom - 9.3/10 Condition

    Mahogany Body
    Quilted Maple Top
    Maple, Mahogany, Wenge, Amazakoe Neck
    Ebony Fretboard
    25.4" Scale
    Locking Tuners
    Fishman Fluence Moderns
    ABM Bridge

    This is a unique build, on account of the inlays, color, and high grade quilt top. There's some minor dings in a few spots (I did my best to capture them), but overall fairly clean.

    $3000

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    https://reverb.com/item/32742608-mayones-regius-7-custom




    Mayones Legend 7 Koa - 9.7/10 Condition

    African Mahogany Body
    Curly Koa 5A Grade Top
    Ebony Fretboard
    Maple Set-Neck w/ Mahogany Stripes
    Gloss Top and Matte Finish Backside
    BKP Juggernaut Pickups
    Stainless Steel Extra Jumbo Frets
    20" Radius
    3mm Luminlay Glow-in-the-Dark Side Dots
    Hipshot Dridge
    Locking Duners

    For whatever reason, this model is the least photogenic guitar I can think of, but I assure you, it looks amazing in person. Its essentially just a singlecut version of the Regius, which is a good thing, as the Regius is a perfect design in my book. The neck is one of the best 7 string necks I've ever played, its very clear and aggressive in the low end, and has a lot of chime in the mid-highs. Conditionwise, there's a few really minor scratches, and maybe one or two super minor impressions.

    $3000

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    https://reverb.com/item/31816106-mayones-legend-7-koa
     
  2. Adam Of Angels

    Adam Of Angels The GAS Man

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    Jackson Custom Shop SL2HT - 9.7/10 Condition

    Mahogany Body and Neck
    Ebony Fretboard
    25.5" Scale
    Stainless Steel Frets
    Locking Tuners
    Seymour Duncan Pickups

    Pictures do not do this guitar a single shred of justice. It's both beautiful and masterfully crafted. Amazing neck, great woods, great tone, etc.. If you look closely, you may find the faintest of polishing swirls, but it's been babied.

    $3000

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    https://reverb.com/item/32743716-jackson-custom-shop-sl2h




    Jackson Custom Shop SL2H - 9.9/10 Condition

    Mahogany Body and Neck
    Flame Maple Fretboard
    25.5" Scale
    Stainless Steel Frets
    Original Floyd Rose Tremolo (top mount)
    Seymour Duncan Custom (in both positions)
    Porsche Velvet Red Metallic Finish

    Full on Custom order, with an amazing color that I did a poor job of capturing. It's a bit warmer and fancier in person. Perfect playability, as you'd expect from Jackson, and the all Mahogany construction makes for a more distinctive tone than you might be used to from a Soloist. This thing has been babied its whole life. The only modification is a tremolo stabilizer, which the majority of people think of as an upgrade. Otherwise, it more or less passes as new.

    $3000

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    https://reverb.com/item/33107912-jackson-custom-shop-sl2h




    Aristides 060 - 9.9/10 Condition

    Arium Body and Neck
    Richlite Fretboard
    Stainless Steel Frets
    25.5" Scale
    12" - 16" Radius
    HIpshot Bridge
    Hipshot Griplock Tuners
    Fishman Fluence Pickups

    One of the more attractive Aristides I've been across. The color is more vibrant, and a bit darker than it looks in my pictures. Also hard to see is the "marble" texture effect. Conditionwise, it's as clean as can be. If you haven't played one of these guitars, but are considering one, I can't recommend this one enough.

    $3000

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    https://reverb.com/item/33283190-aristides-060-ice-blue-marble




    Aristides 060S - 9.8/10 Condition

    Arium Body and Neck
    Richlite Fretboard
    25" - 26.1" Scale Length
    Lundgren M6
    Hipshot Griplock Tuners

    Like all Aristides', this guitar is as reliable and stable as a guitar could possibly be. Arium is fully synthetic and immune to climate-based warpage, but also sounds amazing. These guitars are tone machines. This one stands out from all of the others I've owned in terms of both aesthetics/features, and feel. I can't quite place my finger on it, but there's something addictive about the the neck on this guitar - I can barely put it down. As such, I won't be disappointed if it doesn't sell, though I suspect that it won't last long.

    $3300

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    https://reverb.com/item/32689482-aristides-060s-blood-red-battleworn




    Strandberg USA Boden 7 Custom - 9.5/10 Condition

    Swamp Ash Body
    Curly Maple Top
    Maple Neck
    Birdseye Maple Fretboard
    Seymour Duncan Pickups

    This is a one of a kind custom Boden made in the USA shop (now closed and moved to Sweden). It was made for an Artist, which may or may not mean it got a bit of extra love in the building process. Aside from a few really tiny indentations that you'll probably completely overlook, it's in excellent, clean shape.

    $3300

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    https://reverb.com/item/33110692-strandberg-usa-boden-7-custom




    Suhr Modern Roasted Custom - 9.9/10 Condition

    Roasted Swamp Ash Body
    Flame Maple Top
    Roasted Maple Neck and Fretboard
    Modern Elliptical .800 - .850 Profile
    Stainless Steel Frets
    10" - 14" Radius
    25.5" Scale
    Gotoh Floyd Rose Tremolo
    Locking Tuners
    Suhr Aldrich Pickups

    I can't say enough good about this guitar. The build is perfect, the woods are all gorgeous, it sounds amazing, and it feels as good as a super strat can. Its been babied its whole life, so it's either Mint, or so close that I can't tell the difference.

    $3300

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    https://reverb.com/item/33280839-suhr-modern-roasted-custom




    Suhr Modern Custom - 9.8/10 Condition

    Basswood Body
    Chevron Flamed Maple Top
    3A Birdseye Maple Neck
    3A Birdseye Maple Fretboard
    Stainless Steel Frets
    Modern Eliptical Profile (.800 - .850)
    10" - 14" Radius
    Suhr ML Standards and SSH+ Pickups

    This is one of the best guitars I've ever owned, and I've had no fewer than 30 Suhr Moderns. The pictures do it absolutely no justice - it has one of the best tops and necks I've seen on any guitar. I'm only selling it because I have a short list of guitars I absolutely must have and need to free up some space for them.

    $3500

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    https://reverb.com/item/33281411-suhr-modern-custom




    PRS Custom 24 Satin - 9.5/10 Condition

    Flame Maple 10-Top
    Rosewood Neck
    Ebony Fretboard
    Pattern Thin
    85/15 Pickups

    I don't know if the color is Denim/Blue Jeans, or Faded Whale Blue, but its definitely a shade of blue, and not the yellowish washed out color that my pictures might lead you to believe (I need to get better lighting). This is a perfect guitar, and I think it speaks for itself. The only flaw is a tiny impression on the bottom side, and maybe a couple of minuscule surface scratches somewhere, but its been babied is super clean.

    $3700

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    https://reverb.com/item/33280740-prs-custom-24-satin-10-top-with-rosewood-neck
     
  3. Adam Of Angels

    Adam Of Angels The GAS Man

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    Stan P SS.org Regular

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    Hey man, I sent you a PM for Vigier. Thanks!
     
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    TheDivineWing22 You've got the touch

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    jboroff SS.org Regular

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    Deal bump.
     

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