19-3-18

Seventies Superstars

This week at PREMIER GUITARS in Sydney we are saluting a couple of late Seventies Superstars. They are both older Gibson Les Pauls, but rather highly appointed models – a very nice Les Paul Custom from 1978, and a rather special Les Paul 25/50 Anniversary model from 1979.

They are both excellent examples of high end Les Pauls from an era when Gibson had finally got its act together after some years of disappointing quality in the mid 70s. And they have both had a significant PRICE DROP.

Gibson Les Paul Custom – USA 1978

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/gibson-les-paul-custom-usa-1978/

Gibson Les Paul 25/50 Anniversary – USA 1979

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/gibson-les-paul-2550-anniversary-usa-1979/


12-3-18

Two Old Hands (at PREMIER GUITARS, Sydney)

A vintage guitar doesn’t necessarily have to be all original in order to still be a great instrument. In fact some of the world’s biggest guitar stars have been know to wield instruments made up from parts – think David Gilmour, Eddie Van Halen and many more.

In most cases, modifications or upgrades were made way back when there was no concept of “vintage”. It was just an old guitar that needed work in order to get the job done for some hard-working player. So if a refret, different pickups or updated colour gave a new lease of life to an otherwise ordinary instrument, so be it. That was likely to be the thinking at the time.

The upside later, would be that these changes would result in sometimes excellent guitars being way more affordable than if they were “original vintage”. And here’s two examples of just that – two old hands with a backstory, and both representing a classic case of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts.

Vintage Fender Mongrel Strat – USA 1962/64   $11,995

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/vintage-fender-mongrel-strat-usa-196264/

Vintage L Series Fender Stratocaster – Refin – USA 1964   $11,995
https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/vintage-l-series-fender-stratocaster-refin-usa-1964/


5-3-18

That Great Gretsch Sound – Part 2

Last week at PREMIER GUITARS in Sydney we featured two fabulous examples of “That Great Gretsch Sound”, both hollow bodied classics from a bygone era.

This week we are presenting two more modern examples of great Gretsches – both variations of the revered solid body Duo Jet model. Everything you could expect from a Les Paul style guitar, but with more sparkle & chime than any Gibson in this form. Both with a character all their own, and with Bigsby vibrato units that stay in tune. Call us for a great deal on both – details on website www.premierguitars.com.au

Gretsch Duo Jet 6128TCG – Japan 2015   $2995

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/gretsch-duo-jet-6128tcg-japan-2015/

Gretsch Duo Jet 6128T – Japan 2013   $2595

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/gretsch-duo-jet-6128t-bigsby-japan-2004/

 


26-2-18

That Great Gretsch Sound

Today at PREMIER GUITARS in Sydney we are showcasing two fabulous examples of “That Great Gretsch Sound”, to borrow a famous line from the company’s marketing history. They are both variations of the Chet Atkins models which propelled Gretsch to the forefront of American guitar manufacturers in the 50s & 60s.

One is a pristine example of the iconic Chet Atkins 6120 Nashville from 1961, while the other is a beautiful (and rather more affordable) Chet Atkins Tennessean from 1967. But both excel in that big, spacious, jangly tone that Gretsch does better than anyone.

Gretsch 6120 Chet Atkins Nashville – USA 1961 – $10,495

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/17181gretsch-6120-chet-atkins-nashville-usa-1961/

Gretsch 6119 Chet Atkins Tennessean – USA 1967 – $3,995

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/gretsch-chet-atkins-tennessean-6119-usa-1967/


19-2-18

Non Identical Twins

This week at PREMIER GUITARS in Sydney we wish to draw you attention to two eye catching non-identical twins. One is from Nashville and the other from Memphis, but they share some special characteristics. They are both fabulous examples of ES 335s from Gibson’s Custom Historic division. And they are lively both acoustically and electrically, and both pay tribute to two of that model’s vintage classics –

  1. Gibson Custom Historic ES 335 1959 Reissue VOS – USA 2009 $4995

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/gibson-custom-historic-es-335-1959-reissue-vos-usa-2009/

  1. Gibson Custom Shop ’63 Historic ES 335 Block Reissue – USA 1998   $4995 https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/gibson-custom-shop-63-historic-es-335-block-reissue-usa-1998/

12-2-18

$1000 Price Drop On Early Epi

Here at PREMIER GUITARS in Sydney it is our policy to list consigned instruments at the price the owner wishes – with research & feedback from us of course. However it is also the owner’s prerogative to reduce the listed price if they wish. And that is the case with lovely Epiphone classic – a Crestwood from back in 1966 when the company was owned & staffed by Gibson USA. Now reduced to $4995

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/vintage-epiphone-crestwood-custom-usa-1966/


5-2-18

Not Your Average Guitars

Today at PREMIER GUITARS in Sydney we are showcasing two unusual listings, in that they are both for guitar players, but they are not your average guitars. And they’ve both been substantially reduced in price.

One is a beautiful National Resonator, which is a reimagined classic from the 1930s – a National El Trovador Single Cone Resonator, built in USA 2014. Reduced $400 to $3595

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/national-el-trovador-single-cone-resonator-usa-2014/

The other is the perfect solution for guitar players wanting to inject a little Jed Clampett or even some Bela Fleck into their repertoire – a great sounding Boston 6 string banjo from top US maker Deering. And it plays in standard guitar tuning. Reduced $300 to $2195

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/deering-boston-6-string-banjo-usa-2014/

 


Hollow & Thin … and the sound within

This week at PREMIER GUITARS in Sydney we are promoting the virtues of hollow and thin. That is, hollow body guitars that are not full depth – often referred to as “thinlines”. They sound just fine acoustically, and are very comfortable to play. But they really hit their stride when plugged in and amplified. They produce a warm & woody “hollow” tone that cannot be achieved on a solid body guitar.

One is 20 years young and the other is pushing 50. But both are in excellent order, and one has been substantially reduced in price by $400. Rest of the story is here –

1. 1997 Ibanez George Benson GB 10 – reduced to $3295

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/ibanez-george-benson-gb-10-model-japan-1997-video/

 2. 1969 Epiphone USA Century – $2250

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/epiphone-usa-century-model-e422t-usa-1969/


22-1-18

Very Special Les Paul R9

Guitar Of The Week at PREMIER GUITARS in Sydney is a very special Gibson Custom Shop 1959 Reissue Les Paul R9 – 40th Anniversary Ltd Edition – USA 1999.

In 1995 Gibson launched their Custom division with the “R9” 1959 Les Paul as their flagship model. But the 1999 40th Anniversary models are considered by many to be the most accurate ’59 reissues ever built by Gibson. And this one has also had some serious upgrades including a Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard and lots more goodies.

Rest of the story is here – https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/gibson-custom-shop-1959-reissue-les-paul-r9-40th-anniversary-ltd-edition-usa-1999/


15-2-18

PRICE DROP on Two Exceptional Acoustics

This week at PREMIER GUITARS in Sydney we are announcing a $500 PRICE DROP on two exceptional acoustics –

  1. A very limited edition Gibson Custom Shop Southern Jumbo ’57 Reissue from 2006, when only 12 were made. This is a most unique, great sounding, classic-featured big body Gibson acoustic that presents as new, and sounds fabulous. And it’s been reduced $500 to $3495.

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/gibson-custom-shop-1957-southern-jumbo-limited-edition-usa-2006/

 

  1. A super light and lively Santa Cruz 1929-000 made in California in 2012. This is an all-Mahogany guitar with a 25.375″ scale length, fantastic presence and balance, in super clean condition. This guitar has a surprising amount of midrange and high-end chime – it just rings out with complex harmonics, and surprising volume from a smaller bodied guitar. Reduced $500 to $3995

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/santa-cruz-1929-000-usa-2012/


8-1-18

Happy 2018 Bargain Buys

Welcome to 2018, and all the wonders & weirdness that it may bring.

And what better way to kick off the year than with a bargain buy from PREMIER GUITARS in Sydney. Come and visit our showroom in northern Sydney, or give us a call on 0414 994 506 to discuss anything that may take your fancy. Here’s some new PRICE DROPS for 2018 –

Gibson Memphis Custom ES 335 – USA 2012   –   now $3395
https://www.premierguitars.com.au/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/DSCF6168.jpg

Paul Reed Smith PRS CE 24 – USA 1999   –  now $1995
https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/prs-ce-24-usa-1999/

ESP Snapper ALR Strat-Style – Japan 2009
https://www.premierguitars.com.au/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/DSCF6221.jpg

Gibson ES-336 Custom Shop Art Series – USA 1996https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/gibson-es-336-custom-shop-art-series-usa-1996/

Warwick Masterbuilt Corvette Double Buck $$ Bass – Germany 2009

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/warwick-masterbuilt-corvette-double-buck-bass-germany-2006/

Bad Cat Cougar 50H Amp Head – USA / China 2014
https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/bad-cat-cougar-50h-amp-head-usa-china-2014/

Trace Elliot Speed Twin H100 2 x 12 Combo Amp – UK 1990s

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/trace-elliot-speed-twin-h100-2-x-12-combo-amp-uk-1990s/


18-12-17

Have a Musical Christmas

A quick note to say Merry Christmas to all our valued friends, clients & customers, past, present & future. We have had a huge time in our third year. Record listings and record sales – all high quality, pre-loved instruments which have found a new home.

You have helped PREMIER GUITARS in Sydney to grow and prosper since our inception three years ago, and assisted us in achieving our aim of “connecting sellers with buyers.”

And the good stuff keeps coming. Here’s a nice little something for the Chrissy stocking – in Santa Red too !

Gibson Custom Shop ’63 Historic ES 335 Block Reissue – USA 1998

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/gibson-custom-shop-63-historic-es-335-block-reissue-usa-1998/

Have a safe, happy & musical Xmas break. See you in 2018


11-12-17

Holy Grail Les Paul

Since we’re moving towards the Holyday Season, we thought we’d celebrate by listing a true Holy Grail guitar – a fabulous vintage 1957 Gibson Les Paul in (almost) original condition. This one has had only two owners since 1988, it has its original PAF pickups, has been beautifully looked after, and is the best Les Paul we’ve ever listed – brilliant in every way. Not even gonna mention the price here, but please read on – https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/vintage-gibson-les-paul-standard-goldtop-with-pafs-usa-1957/

For those of you who don’t want to mortgage the house or sell a child, here’s a few sweet things at reduced prices just in time for Xmas –

Jerry Jones Shorthorn II – USA 2009      $1695

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/jerry-jones-shorthorn-ii-usa-2009/

Heritage 20th Anniversary H-150 – USA 2005       $2995

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/heritage-20th-anniversary-h-150-usa-2005/

Hancock Constellation Dreadnought – Handmade Aust 1997               $2195

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/hancock-constellation-dreadnought-handmade-aust-1997/

Carr Amps Hammerhead Mk II 28w – USA 2014         $1995

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/carr-amps-hammerhead-mk-ii-28w-usa-2014/


4-12-17

Tis The Season To Be …. Cheaper

Hard to believe it, but Xmas is a-comin’ round again. So here’s a few SPECIAL PRICES on some fine guitars to get you thinking about that special present you might wanna start dropping hints about.

First off, this beautiful Hamer semi hollow Artist Custom Korina made in USA in 2007. Not to be confused with some Asian made Hamers that came along a few years ago, this one is all class, featuring top quality materials, totally handmade construction and superb fit & finish. Price has been reduced $500 to $2750.

This is a one-off guitar made to order, with one owner since new. Rest of the story is here – https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/hamer-artist-korina-custom-usa-2007/

Also check out these PRICE DROPS –

Fender John 5 Triple Deluxe Telecaster – Mexico 2007 – $1295 https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/fender-john-5-triple-deluxe-telecaster-mexico-2007/

Steinberger XM-2D Bass – USA 1991 – $2195
https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/steinberger-xm-2d-bass-usa-1991/

Fender Custom Shop 63 Tele Relic – USA 2015 – $3595

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/fender-custom-shop-63-tele-relic-usa-2015/


27-11-17

SECURE STORAGE

PREMIER GUITARS in Sydney is a commission based sales agency specializing in high quality acoustic and electric guitars, basses, other stringed instruments & amps.

However, if you do not wish to offer your instrument for sale, PREMIER GUITARS can store your instrument in safe and secure conditions for a very affordable monthly fee calculated on a per unit basis. Please contact us for a quote.

IMPORTANT TO KNOW if your Super Fund owns your instruments – for assets acquired by an Australian super fund before OR after 1st July 2011, you must now ensure that the assets cease to be stored at the private residence of a related party. If by 1 July 2016 the assets do not comply with the regulations, penalties may be imposed.

We are currently storing instruments for many clients for a number of reasons, and we are consistently told our rates and facilities are the best in Oz, so call John on 0414 994 506 to discuss your requirements.

More info and links here – https://www.premierguitars.com.au/storage/


13-11-17

BIG PRICE DROP on 70s Golden Child – $4495

Featured instrument this week at PREMIER GUITARS in Sydney is a golden child of the Seventies – a very nice Gibson Les Paul Deluxe from 1975. Crowded House fans would know this is the favoured instrument of Neil Finn, along with many other influential players. This one was listed at $5495, but the owner wants it sold, so be quick & and it’s yours for $4495.

Rest of the story is here – https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/gibson-les-paul-deluxe-usa-1975/


6-11-17

Here’s To The Lefties

There’s a rumour going around that not all guitar players are right handed …. well whooda thought ?

We heard there was a guy called Jimi a while ago, a King guy named Albert, a surf guy named Dick, a Beatles guy named Paul, a Chicago blues guy named Otis, a Seattle guy named Kurt, an SG shredder named Tony, and a Cars guy named Elliot, among many others.

And we also know that high quality left-handed guitars are hard to come by. But here at PREMIER GUITARS in Sydney, we have two new listings for all you lefties out there. A very nice 90s Strat, and a fine example of a Martin flagship – the D 18.

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/fender-american-standard-stratocaster-left-handed-usa-1993/ $1795

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/martin-d-18l-dreadnought-lefthanded-usa-1995/

$2395


31-10-17                   Happy Birthday To Us – 3 years old

Happy Birthday to Us …

PREMIER GUITARS in Sydney has reached another milestone – we turn three years old this week.

Hard to believe but it was three years ago that we moved into our premises in northern Sydney, and launched the website with 26 guitars, sourced primarily from encouraging mentors, collectors & friends.

Wow, what a ride. In three years we have sold over 270 great guitars, ranging from a $250 Yamaha classical to a number of circa $30K vintage instruments. We believe in this time PREMIER GUITARS has become established as Australia’s leading premium & vintage guitar dealer.

So many thanks to all our great customers in that time, and to our many valued clients who have listed over 380 instruments with PREMIER GUITARS to date. We have had a great time connecting sellers of quality guitars, amps & basses with buyers from all over Australia and overseas. In fact now over 30% of our sales are to “sight unseen” buyers outside of Sydney, having built up a reliable & trustworthy reputation.

Being a consignment based business we are constantly amazed at the quality of instruments regularly arriving here at PREMIER GUITARS to be listed for sale. Having regularly sold the vast majority of our listings since our inception, we are always seeking new consignment stock. So if you have something that is not getting the attention it needs, please get in touch & we’ll help find it a new home. We have a large and growing database of potential buyers looking for quality gear. Or please pass this on to anyone you think may be interested.

Our instrument STORAGE business is growing too, so if you can’t bear to part with a beloved friend but don’t want to keep it at home, PREMIER GUITARS can store it for you in our secure premises for a very reasonable monthly fee. Just email or give us a call to discuss – 0414 994 506.

Sales, storage and contact details are on our website –  https://www.premierguitars.com.au

Guitar Of The Week is this beautiful Suhr Cocobolo Modern Ltd Edition with a BIG price reduction –

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/suhr-2016-collection-cocobolo-modern-usa-2016/

And for those who are interested, here’s some of what PREMIER GUITARS has sold in the past year –

SOLD – Baldwin-Burns Buzzaround Fuzz – UK 1966
SOLD – Bluesman Vintage Nomad Double Cut – USA 2012
SOLD – Carson J. Robison Guitar – made by Gibson Kalamazoo – USA 1935/6
SOLD – Duesenberg Fairytale Lap Steel – Germany 2015
SOLD – Eastman MDC 804 Mandocello
SOLD – Fender American Deluxe Telecaster – USA 2009
SOLD – Fender American Series Telecaster – Ltd Edition – USA 2000
SOLD – Fender American Standard Stratocaster – USA 2001
SOLD – Fender American Vintage 62 Reissue Stratocaster – USA 2005
SOLD – Fender Champ – USA 1979
SOLD – Fender Classic 60s Tele with Kinmans – Mexico 2014
SOLD – Fender Custom Shop 52 Tele Relic – USA 2015
SOLD – Fender Custom Shop Rosewood Telecaster – Masterbuilt John English – USA 2003
SOLD – Fender Deluxe Players Stratocaster – Mexico 2005
SOLD – Fender Deluxe Reverb Amp – USA 1974
SOLD – Fender Deluxe Reverb Blackface – USA 1964
SOLD – Fender Eric Clapton Signature Stratocaster – USA 1998
SOLD – Fender Hot Rod Deluxe Ltd Edition Tweed – USA 2012
SOLD – Fender Jaguar L Series – USA 1964
SOLD – Fender John Mayer Signature Stratocaster – USA 2005
SOLD – Fender Precision Bass – USA 1971
SOLD – Fender Princeton Amp – USA 1969-70
SOLD – Fender Princeton Tweed Amp 110v – USA 1958
SOLD – Fender Prosonic 2 x 10 Combo – USA 1998
SOLD – Fender Silverface Pro Reverb Amp – USA 1979
SOLD – Fender Telecaster – USA 1983
SOLD – Fender Telecaster Custom – USA 1961
SOLD – Fender Vibrolux Reverb Amp  – Silverface 1979
SOLD – Fender Vintage Esquire / Tele – USA 1961
SOLD – Gene Baker b3 Phoenix – USA 2014
SOLD – Gerard Gilet Dreadnought – New – Aust 2015
SOLD – Gibson ’61 Les Paul Custom / SG Reissue – USA 2008
SOLD – Gibson 1954 Reissue Les Paul Custom Shop VOS R4 – USA 2007
SOLD – Gibson Angus Young Thunderstruck SG – USA 2013
SOLD – Gibson B45-12 – USA 1962
SOLD – Gibson Bicentennial Thunderbird Bass – USA 1976
SOLD – Gibson Chet Atkins SST Solidbody Acoustic – USA 1991
SOLD – Gibson Custom Limited Edition ‘59 Flying V-M – USA 2012
SOLD – Gibson Custom Shop CS 336 – USA 2014
SOLD – Gibson Custom Shop ES 355 – USA 2007
SOLD – Gibson Custom Shop Gary Rossington Les Paul R9 Prototype – USA 2002
SOLD – Gibson Custom Shop L-5 CES Wes Montgomery – USA 1999
SOLD – Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul Custom – USA 2014
SOLD – Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul LPR-7 ‘57 RI Goldtop VOS – USA 2013
SOLD – Gibson EC-10 – USA 2007
SOLD – Gibson ES 225 TD – USA 1958
SOLD – Gibson LC-1 Cascade – USA 2001
SOLD – Gibson Les Paul 1960 Classic – USA 2004
SOLD – Gibson Les Paul Classic Double Cutaway – Goldtop – USA 2003
SOLD – Gibson Les Paul Custom – USA 1976
SOLD – Gibson Les Paul Jr – USA 1957
SOLD – Gibson Les Paul LPR-8 Tom Murphy Aged
SOLD – Gibson Les Paul Special – USA 2012
SOLD – Gibson Les Paul Traditional – USA 2010
SOLD – Gibson Non Reverse Firebird 1 – USA 1967
SOLD – Gibson SG Special P-90s – USA 2011
SOLD – Goldentone Reverbmaster 40 – Aust 1965
SOLD – Greco Super Power Les Paul – Japan 1981
SOLD – Gretsch Duo Jet 6128 – USA 1959
SOLD – Grubisa Merlin – Handmade – Aust 2002
SOLD – Guild Starfire III – USA1998
SOLD – Harmony Stratotone Mars Alden H 45 – USA 1965
SOLD – Ibanez Artist Model 2630 – Japan 1979
SOLD – Ibanez Concord 684 (Hummingbird) – Japan 1974
SOLD – Marshall 1974X Handwired Combo Amp 18w 12” – UK 2004
SOLD – Martin J40 M Jumbo – USA 1989
SOLD – Martin OM 18V – USA 2004 (VIDEO)
SOLD – Maton BB1200 JH Josh Homme Signature – Aust 2014
SOLD – Maton Flamingo – Aust 1960s
SOLD – Maton George Golla GG22/6 Archtop – Aust 1989
SOLD – Maton M320 Dreadnought – Aust 1988
SOLD – Maton Mastersound MS 2000 DLX – Aust 2015
SOLD – Music Man 112RD-50 – USA 1980
SOLD – Novax Charlie Hunter 8 String – USA 2009
SOLD – PRS CE 22 with Birds – USA 1996
SOLD – PRS Custom 22 – USA 2004
SOLD – Rickenbacker 330 Rebuild – USA 1967 / 92
SOLD – Rickenbacker 340 – USA 1985
SOLD – Rickenbacker 360/12V64 – USA 1988
SOLD – Rivera M60 410 Combo Amp – USA 1980s
SOLD – Sho-Bud Maverick Pedal Steel with Extras – USA 1973
SOLD – Takamine TAN 76 Super Natural – Japan 2014
SOLD – Taylor 914 CE Grand Auditorium – USA 2008
SOLD – THD Bi-Valve 30 Amp – USA 2010
SOLD – Tokai Flying V 1958 R/I – Japan 1984 (VIDEO x 2)
SOLD – Vintage Blackface Fender Super Reverb Amp – USA 1964
SOLD – Vintage 1960 Fender Telecaster Custom
SOLD – Vintage Fender Bassman Head and 2 x 12″ Cabinet – USA 1962
SOLD – Vintage Fender Electric XII – USA 1966
SOLD – Vintage Fender Stratocaster – USA 1966
SOLD – Vintage Fender Stratocaster– USA 1972
SOLD – Vintage Fender Telecaster Custom – USA 1968
SOLD – Vintage Fender Telecaster Custom – USA 1976
SOLD – Vintage Fender Telecaster Deluxe – USA 1973
SOLD – Vintage Gibson ES 345 1959
SOLD – Vintage Gibson ES 345 1959 with PAFs
SOLD – Vintage Gibson ES 150 – USA 1951
SOLD – Vintage Gibson ES 175D – USA 1953
SOLD – Vintage Gibson ES 295 – USA 1953
SOLD – Vintage Gibson ES 295 – USA 1954
SOLD – Vintage Gibson ES-5 Archtop – USA 1949
SOLD – Vintage Gibson Les Paul Custom – USA 1969
SOLD – Vintage L Series Fender Stratocaster – USA 1963
SOLD – Vintage Maton DC 545 Slenderline Hollow Body – Aust 1965
SOLD – Vintage Royal Hawaiian Koa Concert Ukulele – Hawaii 1927
SOLD – VOX AC30 6TB amp – UK 1993
SOLD – Washburn USA Model 5236 00 Style – USA 1929
SOLD – WEM Dominator Mark 1 Amp – UK 1972

 


24-10-17

BARGAIN HUNT

Here at PREMIER GUITARS in Sydney we have a pricing policy that endeavours to reflect average world prices for particular instruments. We undertake substantial research to provide consignment clients with accurate pricing guidance for their instruments. And in the end, it is the owner’s prerogative to price their special babies where they wish.

However, over time several owners of consigned instruments have decided to reprice their listings, which we pleased to pass on to you – the (hopefully) interested buyer. Here’s a list of great guitars at reduced prices, including some that we would describe as bargains –

Gibson Limited Edition Carved Top SG – USA 2009 – $2495

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/gibson-limited-edition-carved-top-sg-usa-2009/

Valco Airline Re-O-Glass 7283 (Jack White) – USA 1964 – $2975

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/valco-airline-res-o-glass-7283-jack-white-model-usa-1964/

Fender Custom Shop Telecaster 1960 Reissue – USA 2010 – $2995

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/fender-custom-shop-telecaster-1960-reissue-usa-2010/

Fender – Roland G-5VG Stratocaster – Mex 2014 – $1195
https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/fender-roland-g-5vg-stratocaster-usa-2014/
Rivera M60 410 valve amp – USA 1980s – $495
https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/rivera-m60-410-valve-amp-usa-1980s/
Gretsch G6022 Rancher Acoustic – Japan 2004 -$1595
https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/gretsch-g6022-rancher-acoustic-japan-2004/

Hofner President Thin – Germany 1962 – $1695

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/hofner-verithin-germany-1962/

 

Taylor 714CE Grand Auditorium Acoustic Electric – USA 2011 – $2295

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/taylor-714ce-grand-auditorium-acoustic-electric-usa-2011/


16-10-17

Fender Masterbuilt 50th Anniversary Strat

Here we have a unique one-off. This is a very special 50th Anniversary Stratocaster from Fender Custom Shop Master Builder Mark Kendrick. In celebration of the 50th birthday of its famous Stratocaster model, in 2004 Fender took the reissue concept to new heights. They commissioned each of their Custom Shop Master Builders to create their own unique take on the revered original ’54 model. They are faithful replications made with the same exacting detail as the original instruments, using many of the same machines and manufacturing methods used 50 years beforehand.

Rest of the story is here – https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/fender-custom-shop-masterbuilt-50th-anniversary-54-reissue-stratocaster-usa-2004/


9-10-17

FINAL PRICE DROP on Two Homeless Six Year Olds

This week at PREMIER GUITARS in Sydney we draw your attention to two lovely six year olds we have known for some time, but who both need new homes. One acoustic, one electric, the owners of both of these fine guitars are offering a FINAL PRICE DROP on each. So act decisively & grab a bargain before they get sold, or end up back at their foster homes.

Taylor 714CE Grand Auditorium Acoustic Electric USA 2011 – $2,295

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/taylor-714ce-grand-auditorium-acoustic-electric-usa-2011/

 Gibson Custom Shop Historic 1965 RI Firebird V USA 2011 – $4,995

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/gibson-custom-shop-historic-1965-ri-firebird-v-usa-2011/

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2-10-17

Ricky Don’t Lose That Number ……

Guitar Of The Week at PREMIER GUITARS in Sydney is this top-of-the-line Rickenbacker 381 – V69 Limited Edition, built in USA 1991. The carved maple top and back of the 381 create a deeper body while retaining the perennially futuristic body shape that has never gone out of style, the mark of a truly iconic design.

This 381 plays beautifully, with that unmistakable Ricky chime that cannot be replicated by any other brand. Rest of the story is here – https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/rickenbacker-381-v69-limited-edition-usa-1991/


25-9-17

Cherry Pickin’

Here’s a sweet one we’re featuring this week at PREMIER GUITARS in Sydney – a Vintage 1966 Gibson ES 330 in classic Cherry Red.

This 1966 model is the last of the 330’s with the desired 16th fret body/neck join. The fully hollow body produces a fatter, warmer tone than semi-solid models, and is blissfully lighter in weight at under 6 lb.

Vintage Gibson ES 330’s are excellent guitars, and very hard to find in Australia, especially in this condition. The hollowbody in this form gives you a manageable platform for exploring feedback, harmonics and overtones on stage, making the guitar feel truly alive. Rest of the story is here –

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/vintage-gibson-es-330-usa-1966/


18-9-17

Meeting The Market

Here at PREMIER GUITARS in Sydney it is our policy to list consigned instruments at the price the owner wishes – with research & feedback from us of course. However it is also the owner’s prerogative to reduce the listed price if they wish. And that is the case with these four fine instruments –

Maton Mastersound MS 2000 DLX – New – $1595

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/maton-mastersound-ms-2000-dlx-aust-2015/

Gretsch G6022 Rancher Acoustic 2004 – $1595

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/gretsch-g6022-rancher-acoustic-japan-2004/

Hofner Verithin – Germany 1962- $1695

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/hofner-verithin-germany-1962/

Gibson Custom Shop Historic 1965 Reissue Firebird V – $4995

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/gibson-custom-shop-historic-1965-ri-firebird-v-usa-2011/


11-9-17

Price Drop on Sweet Aussie 00

Here’s one of the sweetest 00 style acoustics we’ve ever seen. And it was handmade by revered Australian luthier Gerard Gilet. Built to order by its one owner in 2003 with some unique features, this concert size guitar is light & resonant, easy to play, and sounds quite beautiful. Rest of the story is here – https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/gerard-gilet-00-acoustic-aust-2003/


4-9-17

BIG PRICE DROP on Tom Murphy Les Paul R8

This is a very rare Gibson Custom Shop Historic 1958 Les Paul Reissue – Tom Murphy Aged Relic R8 – 50th Anniversary Limited Edition. This is pretty much as good as it gets for a Gibson Custom Historic Les Paul. Looks & feels like it’s straight from 1958, with tone to burn.

The owner wants to move it so has dropped the price by $2000. Rest of the story is here – https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/gibson-custom-shop-historic-1958-les-paul-reissue-tom-murphy-aged-relic-r8-50th-anniversary-limited-edition/


28-8-17

Big Bad Bass

Anyone who has played one knows there’s nothing like a real 70s vintage Music Man Stingray bass. And this one is an excellent example of a legendary instrument. This tone monster is a great player, having been set up & owned by a respected local guitar technician. The neck is on the medium side and plays silky smooth.

Rest of the story is here – https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/music-man-stingray-bass-usa-1979/

#bassguitar#musicman#gibson#fender#electricguitar#guitar#guiitarforsale#rickenbacker #vintageguitar#premierguitars#precisionbass


14-8-17

Blue Bird – PRICE REDUCTION

Conceived amid the chrome and tailfins of Motor City USA, forged on the workbenches of Kalamazoo, proven on rock and blues stages around the globe, the Gibson Firebird was one of the most radical instruments the world had ever experienced when it hit the scene in 1963, and is still a guaranteed head-turner today.

This Historic Custom Shop Firebird V is a period correct reproduction of one of Gibson’s most stunning designs, in excellent, near new condition, and with a significant PRICE DROP to $5195.

Rest of the story is here – https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/gibson-custom-shop-historic-1965-ri-firebird-v-usa-2011/


7-8-17

This is the second batch of video demos recorded for us by guitar star Rex Goh at PREMIER GUITARS’ showroom in Sydney a few weeks ago.

Here are six video demos of an eclectic mix of fine guitars – all for sale & listed on our website www.premierguitars.com.au

Gretsch Rancher – https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/gretsch-g6022-rancher-acoustic-japan-2004/    Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DklNi0mv3nA

Gibson Strings & Things Pre-Historic ’59 Les Paul Reissue 1978 – https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/gibson-pre-historic-strings-things-les-paul-usa-1978/              Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Km-oiEEHdfU

Gibson Leo’s Pre-Historic ’59 Les Paul Reissue 1981 – https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/leos-pre-historic-gibson-les-paul-1959-reissue-usa-1981/       Video – https://youtu.be/6gcmu5fdCQw

Gibson Guitar Trader Pre-Historic ’59 Les Paul Reissue 1982 – https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/guitar-trader-pre-historic-gibson-les-paul-1960-reissue-with-pafs-usa-1982/        Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIBUtlm5zPM

1969 Fender Tele Thinline – https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/vintage-fender-telecaster-thinline-usa-1969/      Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMrj4RPBJqA

1966 Fender Jaguar – https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/fender-jaguar-usa-1966/       Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03l7o9NAsmA


31-7-17

Guitar Star Videos

Sydney guitar star Rex Goh visited PREMIER GUITARS’ showroom in Sydney a few weeks ago to record 12 video demos of an eclectic mix of fine guitars – all for sale & listed on our website www.premierguitars.com.au. Thanks to Rex & videographer Noah Van Der Veer for some great demos. Here’s the first 6, including –

1964 Valco Airline Resoglass – https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/valco-airline-res-o-glass-7283-jack-white-model-usa-1964/

Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJd5WqTWck4

Ibanez Pat Metheny PM 100
https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/ibanez-pat-metheny-pm-100-japan-2010/

Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7qbQmO75T4

Gretsch 62 Country Classic –
https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/gretsch-6122-country-classic-reissue-japan-2005/

Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sv0WydArJBQ

Maton Tommy Emmanuel Signature –
https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/maton-tommy-emmanuel-artist-model-aust-1992/
Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6xBxIcrTbQ

Heritage 535 –
https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/heritage-20th-anniversary-h-535-semi-hollowbody-usa-2005/

Video – https://youtu.be/hIsmb0xsF8I

Gilet 00 –
https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/gerard-gilet-00-acoustic-aust-2003/
Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSAme6eXR6A


24-7-17

Last Chance For Roy

This week at PREMIER GUITARS in Sydney we wish to bring to your attention one of the most collectible guitars we have ever listed – a truly beautiful Martin OM-45 Roy Rogers Limited Edition from 2006.

The owner of this remarkable piece has just advised a rather large $1000 price reduction, bringing the price down to $12,995.

But it’s for a limited time only. If we cannot find Roy a new home fairly quickly, the owner will take it off the market and it will disappear from sale. It will not be reduced further and it will not turn up for sale anywhere else.

Rest of the story is here – https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/martin-roy-rogers-limited-edition-om-45-usa-2006/

 


17-7-17

A Tale Of Two Hofners

As we’ve mentioned before, with a consignment sales business like PREMIER GUITARS here in Sydney, you never know what’s going to come through the door. After not previously listing a Hofner guitar in our nearly 3 years since opening, by a quirk of co-incidence we are now listing two lovely Beatles era Hofner hollow bodies. The first time many of us became aware of the German guitar brand was on the bass of a certain famous Beatle. And we know that both Buddy Holly and George Harrison owned Hofners, along with many other trailblazers from the era. It’s the sound of the 60s.

Rest of the story is here – https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/hofner-verithin-germany-1962//

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/hofner-president-thin-germany-1960-61/

 


10-7-17

Rare Bird

Guitar Of The Week at PREMIER GUITARS in Sydney is this fabulous non-reverse Gibson Firebird I from 1967. For those who find the standard “reverse” Firebird model a bit of an unwieldy beast, here is the super comfortable alternative – a lightweight Bird with two killer P 90 pickups, which bark & snarl, sing and soar. A beautifully balanced Bird that feels kinda Straty, but sounds unmistakably Gibson.

Rest of the story is here – https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/gibson-non-reverse-firebird-1-usa-1967/

 


3-7-17

What Then Is NFY ?

If EOFY means End Of Financial Year, then what does NFY mean ? According to AcronymFinder it can mean Not Fixed Yet, Not For You, Never Forget You or even Nylon Filament Yarn….. hmmm. But if you’re in the World Of Big Business (WOBB) like PREMIER GUITARS, then obviously it means New Financial Year.

So to kick off the NFY, here’s Part 2 of our SALE listed items. They are all PRICE REDUCED, discounted, slashed, bargained, cut priced, cheaper, steal-a-deal …. whatever. But all of these have been reduced for sale, so act quickly & save yourself some $$$ on some mighty fine gear. Including this beautiful Aussie made Maton MS 2000 DLX in new condition. A “Gibson-Beater” if ever there was one.

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/maton-mastersound-ms-2000-dlx-aust-2015/

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/fender-select-stratocaster-usa-2012/

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/maton-natural-series-m225-left-handed-aust-2014/

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/65amps-london-pro-amp-head-usa-2010/

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/gibson-es-336-custom-shop-art-series-usa-1996/

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/taylor-714ce-grand-auditorium-acoustic-electric-usa-2011/

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/taylor-914-ce-grand-auditorium-usa-2008/

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/gibson-moderne-usa-1982-korina-original/


26-6-17

What does EOFY mean ?

End Of Financial Year means SALE time for many businesses, and we thought PREMIER GUITARS should jump on that train too. So here’s a list of fine instruments & amps that could be termed PRICE REDUCED, discounted, slashed, bargain, cut price, cheaper, steal-a-deal …. whatever. But all of these have been reduced for sale, so act quickly & save yourself some $$$ on some mighty fine gear.

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/martin-d-18-dreadnought-usa-2002/

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/gibson-custom-shop-les-paul-lpr-7-57-ri-goldtop-vos-usa-2013/

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/fender-pro-reverb-amp-usa-2005/

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/eastman-mdc-804-mandocello/

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/gibson-ec-10-usa-2007/

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/fargen-amps-olde-800-mk-2-usa-2013/

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/rivera-m60-410-valve-amp-usa-1980s/

 


12-6-17

A Tale Of Two Blondes

This week at PREMIER GUITARS in Sydney we are featuring two stunning blondes from the early 60s. Both of these wonderful early Fender amps come from the studio of a respected member of one of Australia’s most legendary bands. They have been regularly serviced, and extremely well cared for since their migration to a controlled studio environment many years ago. And they both sound fantastic.

  1. Fender Bassman Amp Head – USA 1963 https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/fender-bassman-amp-head-usa-1963/
  1. Fender Bandmaster Amp & 2 x 12 Cab – USA 1964 https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/fender-bandmaster-amp-2-x-12-cab-usa-1964/

 


8-6-17

A Tale of Two Taylors

This week at PREMIER GUITARS in Sydney we are featuring two Taylor Grand Auditorium acoustics, each with a significant level of appointments, and dripping with classic Taylor tone. And both with a significant PRICE DROP.

  1. Taylor 714CE Grand Auditorium Acoustic Electric – USA 2011

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/taylor-714ce-grand-auditorium-acoustic-electric-usa-2011/

  1. Taylor 914 CE Grand Auditorium – USA 2008

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/taylor-914-ce-grand-auditorium-usa-2008/


30-5-17

Flower Power – A Beautiful Pair

Here’s a twin-set of fabulous Fenders inspired by the Flower Power era of the late 1960s. They are both priced at $1595, and are available separately. However, we’d love to keep the twins together, so we may be able to negotiate a price incentive if bought as a pair.

  1. Fender Blue Flower Telecaster – Japan 2013 https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/fender-blue-flower-telecaster-japan-2013/
  1. Fender Pink Paisley Telecaster – Japan 1985 https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/fender-japan-pink-paisley-telecaster-japan-1985/

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22-5-17

8 String Surprise

One of the marvelous things about running a consignment sales business like PREMIER GUITARS is not knowing what’s going to come through the door next.

Now, here’s one of the most amazing and unexpected instruments we’ve ever seen – a Novax Charlie Hunter 8 String model. Whoooda thought ??

This unique beast is a combined bass AND guitar, which one human being (obviously very talented) can play at once. Rest of the story is here – https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/novax-charlie-hunter-8-string-usa-2009/

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15-5-17

Queen Adelaide

This week at PREMIER GUITARS in Sydney we are featuring an absolutely beautiful Aussie lady – the Hancock Adelaide. This is quite simply one of the very best handmade archtop guitars we have ever seen, or heard. It is Hancock’s top of the line flagship model, built in Queensland in 2004. Built from premium tonewoods sourced worldwide, is in the most pristine condition imaginable for a guitar over 13 years of age. Rest of the story is here –

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/hancock-custom-guitars-adelaide-archtop-handmade-aust-2004/

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4-4-17

PRICE DROPS on Two American Classics

The Gibson Les Paul and Fender Stratocaster are both classic instruments, and have been the primary choices for major players in every genre of music since their introduction in the 1950s. This week PREMIER GUITARS in Sydney is featuring one of each, both with significant PRICE DROPS, and video demos.

  1. 2013 Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul LPR-7 ‘57 RI Goldtop VOS. A true pro instrument at way better than new price – https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/gibson-custom-shop-les-paul-lpr-7-57-ri-goldtop-vos-usa-2013/

2. 2012 Fender Select Series Stratocaster. The Select Series bridges the gap between Fender’s American Deluxe Series and their Custom Shop instruments. Features a dark cherry flame maple top cap, and flame maple neck. Quite stunning –

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/fender-select-stratocaster-usa-2012/

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26-3-17

One of The Very Best

This week at PREMIER GUITARS in Sydney we are proud to feature very special new listing – a fabulous 1962 Fender Stratocaster in excellent unchanged condition. This one is pre L Series, pre CBS, and features a beautiful dark Brazilian rosewood slab board fingerboard. This is simply one of the very best early Fenders we’ve ever seen. Rest of the story is here – https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/vintage-fender-stratocaster-slab-board-usa-1962/

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20-3-17

REPRICING RAMPAGE – PART 2

Last week our newsletter promoted the PRICE DROPS on some great guitars, some of which have since sold. And now, here’s PART 2 of our REPRICING RAMPAGE.

Several more owners of consigned instruments have decided to reprice their listings, which we pleased to pass on to you. Here’s a list of great guitars at reduced prices, including some that we would describe as bargains, including this stunning PRS Custom 24 20th Anniversary Model with Artist Package now $3995, and a fabulous Vintage 1966 Telecaster with a $3K reduction –

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/prs-custom-24-20th-anniversary-model-with-artist-package-usa-2007/

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/fender-telecaster-usa-1966-original-condition/

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/fargen-amps-olde-800-mk-2-usa-2013/

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/gibson-les-paul-traditional-usa-2010/

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/gibson-les-paul-custom-sg-usa-1999/

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/grubisa-merlin-supreme-handmade-aust-2002/

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13-3-17

REPRICING RAMPAGE

Here at PREMIER GUITARS in Sydney we have a pricing policy that endeavours to reflect average world prices for particular instruments. We undertake substantial research to provide consignment clients with accurate pricing guidance for their instruments. And in the end, it is the owner’s prerogative to price their special babies where they wish.

However, the most accurate feedback on pricing actually comes from the market itself.

So with this in mind, several owners of consigned instruments have decided to reprice their listings, which we pleased to pass on to you – the (hopefully) interested buyer. Here’s a list of great guitars (and one great amp) at reduced prices, including some that we would describe as bargains –

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/fano-alt-de-facto-jm6-usa-2014/

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/tokai-flying-v-1958-ri-japan-1984/

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/65amps-london-pro-amp-head-usa-2010/

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/grubisa-merlin-supreme-handmade-aust-2002/

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5-3-17

Two Aussie Beauties

This week PREMIER GUITARS in Sydney is proud to feature two beautiful instruments from one of Australia’s most renowned luthiers, Gerard Gilet.

Gerard has been at the forefront of acoustic guitar design in Australia for over 30 years, making instruments by hand for a clientele of serious musicians both at home and overseas. Gilet guitars have become sought after especially since Gerard has slowed down his output significantly in recent years.

1. Gerard Gilet 00 Acoustic with Fishman Pickup – Aust 2003

2. Gerard Gilet Dreadnought – Aust 2015

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26-2-17

PRICE DROPS on Two American Beauties

This week PREMIER GUITARS in Sydney is featuring two excellent American jumbo style acoustics, both with significant PRICE DROPS.

1. 1989 Martin J-40 M jumbo that has been around the world with a well loved professional entertainer for many years. A true pro instrument at half the new price – https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/16043-martin-j40-m-jumbo-usa-1989-2995/

2. 2007 Gibson EC-10 which has also seen some gigs, but plays really well & with an excellent pickup system. The perfect player guitar for regular gigging – https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/gibson-ec-10-usa-2007/

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13-2-17

Ibanez Artist Model 2630 – Japan 1979
$2995

Certified “335 killer”

A new listing from PREMIER GUITARS in Sydney is this beautiful piece of Japanese vintage in spectacular condition – a certified “335 killer”. This Ibanez Artist Model 2630 was built in 1979, and was the precursor to the later AS200 model made famous by John Scofield. What’s the difference between a 2630 and an AS200 ? Read on here – https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/ibanez-artist-model-2630-japan-1979/

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6-2-17

“A Tele on steroids has a collision with a Firebird” – PRICE DROP

The subjects of our last 3 newsletters have all sold within a week of publication, so we must be reaching our target audience.

This week’s beauty has caused a lot of interest because it is simply one of the most versatile and great sounding guitars we have ever listed here at PREMIER GUITARS in Sydney.

Luthier Gene Baker describes his b3 Phoenix as “a Tele on steroids has a collision with a Firebird.” It is comfortable, balanced, super playable, with a palette of tones available from a unique combination of great pickups. No pedal board required here – you can dial up anything from clean Strat-like tones, to spanky & gritty Tele twang, to fat Gibson-esque sounds without a glance at any foot triggers.

It’s on sale today at $3595, so don’t hesitate to contact us.

Rest of the story is here – https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/gene-baker-b3-phoenix-usa-2014/

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30-1-17

PRICE DROP ON HANDMADE ROCK MACHINE

One of our favourite listings here at PREMIER GUITARS in Sydney is this super lightweight, very versatile rock machine, handmade in Nashville by John Scott at Bluesman Vintage Guitars. The owner wants to move it so he has reduced the price (quite a lot) to encourage a quick sale. At this price you can’t go wrong. And it goes up to 11 …. really. Rest of the story is here –

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23-1-17

Last week’s newsletter from PREMIER GUITARS in Sydney advising a big price drop on our Candy Apple Red 1968 Fender Telecaster Deluxe worked pretty quickly ….. the guitar was sold within 10 minutes of our newsletter being published.

This week’s beauty is a 2007 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop 1954 Custom Shop Historic Reissue VOS (Vintage Original Spec) “R4” in as-new condition. Harder to find than most of the Custom Shop’s Historic Les Paul Standard reissues, this R4 is an absolute joy to play and the perfect blend of early Les Paul features and optimal playability. Rest of the story is here –

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17-1-17

PRICE REDUCTION – 1968 Fender USA Tele Custom now $6995

The owner of this lovely ‘68 Telecaster Custom wants to move it, so he has reduced the price by $1000 to $6995 in order to entice a decisive buyer looking to get a true vintage instrument at a great price.

A great sounding 60s Tele finished in sexy Candy Apple Red – a true stunner. Rest of the story is here –

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9-1-17

2017 !!x#$!! How did that get here so quickly ?

Hoping everyone had a great Xmas & New Year period. We spent it moving ….

Yes, PREMIER GUITARS has opened a new showroom and storage facility in Brookvale in northern Sydney – not quite as far north as our original premises in Warriewood.

We had outgrown our early digs, and now have almost 100 listings online and on display in our new showroom, which you are welcome to visit by appointment. Just email us at: sales@premierguitars.com.au or phone 0414 994 506.

Today we are also featuring a fabulous Gibson Les Paul Custom, created by Gibson’s Custom Shop division in 2014. It is simply a beautiful instrument in as-new condition. We originally listed this one at $4995 (well below new RRP), then reduced it to $4495. The owner wishes to move it so it has been reduced to $3995 for a limited time, which represents excellent value.

Rest of the story is here – https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/gibson-custom-shop-les-paul-custom-usa-2014/

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24-12-16

A quick note to say Merry Christmas to all our valued friends, clients & customers, past, present & future. You have helped PREMIER GUITARS in Sydney to grow and prosper since our inception two years ago, and assisted us in achieving our aim of “connecting sellers with buyers.”

Have a safe, happy & musical Xmas break.

See you in 2017

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12-12-16

Oz Guitar History

Here’s a lovely piece of Oz Guitar History – a particularly nice 1965 Maton DC 545 in great condition. It’s a flyaway-light hollowbody, it sounds fabulous, it’s George Young & The Easybeats, and it’s made in Australia. Good ones are getting harder to find, but we have this one at PREMIER GUITARS in Sydney. Rest of the story is here –

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5-12-16

Santa’s Price Reductions – Part 2

A couple of weeks ago we announced some price reductions after consulting with several owners of consigned instruments. A number of other owners have followed suit, so we pleased to pass on to you – the (hopefully) interested buyer. Here’s another list of great guitars at reduced prices.

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/martin-roy-rogers-limited-edition-om-45-usa-2006/

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/gibson-les-paul-traditional-usa-2009/

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/wem-dominator-mark-1-amp-uk-1972/

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/washburn-d21sn-usa-1994/

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/martin-om-18v-2003-as-new/

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/gibson-custom-shop-1957-southern-jumbo-limited-edition-usa-2006/

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/fender-american-standard-stratocaster-usa-1999/

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/yamaha-rgx-721-dg-taiwan-1998/

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28-11-16

Guitars In The (Crowded) House

Hands up who saw Crowded House on Sunday night on ABC TV ? One of the best televised concerts of one of the best bands ever, we think.

And did you see Neil Finn playing a mid 70s Gibson Les Paul Deluxe ? – just like this one we are listing – https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/gibson-les-paul-deluxe-usa-1975/

Or Nick Seymour playing a 60s Gibson EB-2D bass ? – almost the brother of this Epiphone Rivoli we are listing – https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/epiphone-rivoli-bass-usa-made-1964/

Or Mark Hart playing a mid 60s Epiphone Crestwood (or possibly a Wilshire – hard to tell) – just like this one we are listing – https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/vintage-epiphone-crestwood-custom-usa-1966/

Just three of the 100 or so great guitars on consignment at PREMIER GUITARS showroom in Sydney. Check out www.premierguitars.com.au

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21-11-16

Santa’s Price Reductions

Here at PREMIER GUITARS in Sydney we have a pricing policy that endeavours to reflect average world prices for particular instruments. We undertake extensive research to provide clients with accurate pricing guidance for their consigned instruments. But in the end it is the owner’s prerogative to price their special babies where they wish.

However, the most accurate feedback on pricing actually comes from the market itself. And in some cases, the market has spoken in a clear way, by NOT engaging with certain instruments at particular price points.

So with this in mind, several owners of consigned instruments have decided to reprice their listings, which we pleased to pass on to you – the (hopefully) interested buyer. Here’s a list of great guitars at reduced prices, including some that we would describe as bargains –

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/vintage-fender-telecaster-custom-usa-1968/

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/gibson-ec-10-usa-2007/

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/gibson-custom-shop-les-paul-custom-usa-2014/

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/martin-d-18-dreadnought-usa-2002/

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/tama-3550p-grand-concert-classical-japan-1974/

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/gibson-les-paul-1960-classic-usa-2011/

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14-11-16

The Return Of A Grand Old Lady

A while ago we listed a truly beautiful vintage classic – a 1949 Gibson ES-5. It was at PREMIER GUITARS for some months, but the owner had some other intentions for it, so she disappeared form our website for a while. But now she’s back, in all her pre rock & roll glory, and with a substantial price drop.

This grand old lady is a significant part of Gibson history. It is a very rare guitar, especially in Australia. She is in excellent condition, with all original parts as far as we can see. She has some standard player wear, but considering her 67 years on the planet, she’s doing extremely well.

Rest of the story & video demo is here – https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/vintage-gibson-es-5-archtop-usa-1949/

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7-11-16

We have just loaded some more great online video clips of some new listings at here PREMIER GUITARS in northern Sydney. Our friend Ryan Smith recorded these 100% live last week in our showroom with the aid of a Strymon Timeline looper, plugged into a 70s Silverface Fender Princeton amp. Some of the clips feature an Xotoc RC Booster at the end. The aim is to simply showcase the guitar, and Ryan did this admirably, creating his own backing tracks on the fly & playing beautifully over these. Most were done in one take, & shot by local videographer Noah van der Veer.

Featured instruments –

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1-11-16

PREMIER GUITARS in Sydney reached a milestone this week. We turn two years old today !

Hard to believe but it was two years ago today that we moved into “The Vault” at Warriewood in northern Sydney, and launched the website with 26 guitars, sourced primarily from encouraging mentors, collectors & friends.

Wow, what a ride. In two years we have sold over 150 great guitars, ranging from a $250 Yamaha classical to a number of circa $30K vintage instruments. We believe in this time PREMIER GUITARS has become established as Australia’s leading premium & vintage guitar dealer.

So many thanks to all our fab customers in that time, and to our many valued clients who have listed over 250 instruments with PREMIER GUITARS to date. We have had a great time connecting sellers of quality guitars, amps & basses with buyers from all over Australia and overseas.

Being a consignment based business we are constantly amazed at the quality instruments regularly arriving here at PREMIER GUITARS to be listed for sale. Having regularly sold the vast majority of our listings since our inception, we are always seeking new consignment stock. So if you something that is not getting the attention it needs please get in touch & we’ll help you find it a new home. We have a large and growing database of potential buyers looking for quality gear. Or please pass this on to anyone you think may be interested.
Our instrument STORAGE business is growing too, so if you can’t bear to part with a beloved friend but don’t want to keep it at home, PREMIER GUITARS can store it for you in our climate controlled, fully secure premises for a very reasonable monthly fee. Just give me a call to discuss – 0414 994 506.

Sales, storage and contact details are on our website – https://www.premierguitars.com.au

Guitar Of The Week is this beautiful example of Fender quality – https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/fender-select-stratocaster-usa-2012/

And for those who are interested, or could be bothered reading on, here’s some of what PREMIER GUITARS has sold to date –

SOLD – Fender Telecaster Custom – USA 1961
SOLD – Gibson Les Paul Special – USA 2012
SOLD – Vintage Gibson ES 175D – USA 1953
SOLD – Gibson Angus Young Thunderstruck SG – USA 2013
SOLD – Vintage L Series Fender Stratocaster – USA 1963
SOLD – Fender Deluxe Reverb Blackface – USA 1964
SOLD – Vintage Fender Stratocaster – USA 1966
SOLD – Vintage Blackface Fender Super Reverb Amp – USA 1964
SOLD – Vintage Fender Electric XII – USA 1966
SOLD – Gibson LC-1 Cascade – USA 2001
SOLD – Fender American Series Telecaster – Ltd Edition – USA 2000
SOLD – Fender American Vintage 62 Reissue Stratocaster – USA 2005
SOLD – Vintage Fender Stratocaster– USA 1972
SOLD – Fender Hot Rod Deluxe Amp Ltd Edition Tweed – USA 2012
SOLD – Fender American Vintage 52 Telecaster Reissue – USA 2012
SOLD – Vintage Royal Hawaiian Koa Concert Ukulele – Hawaii 1927
SOLD – Rickenbacker 340 – USA 1985
SOLD – THD Bi-Valve 30 Amp – USA 2010
SOLD – Fender Princeton Amp – USA 1969-70
SOLD – Fender Eric Clapton Signature Stratocaster – USA 1998
SOLD – Fender Deluxe Reverb Amp – USA 1974
SOLD – Stamford Fender Guitar Case – Aust 1960s
SOLD – Gibson B45-12 – USA 1962
SOLD – Gibson Les Paul 1960 Classic – USA 2004
SOLD – PRS Custom 22 – USA 2004
SOLD – Takamine TAN 76 Super Natural – Japan 2014
SOLD – PRS CE 22 with Birds – USA 1996
SOLD – Gibson Les Paul Studio Lite – USA 1995
SOLD – Gibson Les Paul Standard Plus – USA 2013
SOLD – Fender L Series Stratocaster – USA 1964
SOLD – Takamine Takamini Mini Travel Guitar – Korea 200?
SOLD – Gretsch Chet Atkins Nashville 6120 – USA 1967
SOLD – Fender Custom Shop 1960 Telecaster Custom Relic – USA 2004
SOLD – Vintage Fender Jazzmaster – USA 1959
SOLD – Gibson Songwriter Deluxe EC Studio – USA 2008
SOLD – Vintage Fender Stratocaster Hardtail – USA 1974
SOLD – Mesa 410AR Speaker Cabinet – USA 2010
SOLD – Fender Custom Shop ’51 Nocaster – USA 2009
SOLD – Mesa Boogie Express 5:50 Plus Amp – USA 2014
SOLD – Vintage Maton DC 545 Slenderline Hollow Body – Aust 1965
SOLD – Vintage Fender Stratocaster hardtail – USA 1972
SOLD – Fender Custom Shop Classic Player Stratocaster – USA 2001
SOLD – Fender American Deluxe Telecaster – USA 2011
SOLD – Fender Stratocaster – L Series – USA 1964
SOLD – Fender Stratocaster Sunburst – USA 1961
SOLD – Fender American Standard Stratocaster – USA 2001
SOLD – Fender Silverface Bassman Speaker Cabs – USA 1976
SOLD – Grubisa Merlin – Handmade – Aust 2002
SOLD – Fender Contemporary Stratocaster – Japan 1985 – E Series
SOLD – Barker 18” Archtop – Handmade USA 1969
SOLD – Fender Jeff Beck Signature Stratocaster – USA 2014
SOLD – The Gibson A-4 Mandolin – USA 1919
SOLD – Cole Clark “Culprit” Tele Style – Aust 2005
SOLD – Yamaha AEX 1500 Martin Taylor Signature Archtop – Japan 1998
SOLD – Gibson Songwriter Deluxe EC Studio – USA 2008
SOLD – Taylor Leo Kottke Signature 12 String – USA 2000
SOLD – Vox AC4HW1 – Handwired 4 watt Class A amp – 2014
SOLD – Gibson Custom Shop Historic Les Paul 1956 Reissue – USA 2006 – Model LPR-6 with upgrades
SOLD – Fender 50th Anniversary Telecaster – USA 1996
SOLD – Fender 50th Anniversary Stratocaster – USA 1996
SOLD – Gibson Bicentennial Thunderbird Bass – USA 1976
SOLD – Greco “Super Real” Model SA 700 – Japan 1989
SOLD – Ampeg Portaflex SB-12 Amp – USA 1967
SOLD – Gretsch G6131 FSR Firebird – Pre Fender – Japan 1998
SOLD – Eden D210 XST Bass Cabinet – USA 2012
SOLD – Martin D 35 – USA 1973
SOLD – Fender Custom Shop 1963 Relic with Floyd Rose – USA 2013
SOLD – Fender Custom Shop Vibro King Amp – USA 2003
SOLD – Taylor 614 CE LTD – Limited Spring Edition – USA 2008
SOLD – Fender Robben Ford Signature Model – Japan 1990
SOLD – Masaru Kohno Concert Classical Guitar – Japan 1986
SOLD – Aged Jag-Strat Partscaster – 1960 Relic
SOLD – Fender Vibrolux Reverb Amp – Silverface 1981
SOLD – Fender Deluxe Reverb Amp – Blackface 1967
SOLD – Bad Cat Cougar 50H Amp Head – 2014 – as new
SOLD – Fender Custom Shop David Gilmour Signature Relic Stratocaster – USA 2007
SOLD – Fender Custom Shop – John Cruz Masterbuilt Solid Rosewood Telecaster – USA 2007
SOLD – Maton TE3 – Signed Tommy Emmanuel “Thumbpicker” Limited Edition – Aust 2000
SOLD – Admira 2148 Artista Classical Guitar – Spain 2010
SOLD – Fender Twin Amp – Silverface – USA 1974
SOLD – Yamaha G-280A Classical – Japan 1972
SOLD – AER Domino 2 – Acoustic Guitar Amp & PA – Germany 2011
SOLD – Fender L Series Fiesta Stratocaster – USA 1963 – ex Phil Emmanuel
SOLD – Gibson L5 CESN Custom – Kalamazoo USA 1980 – all original
SOLD – Gibson Explorer – Kalamazoo USA 1982 – Original
SOLD – Spector Euro 4 LX Classic Bass – Czech 2008
SOLD – Fender USA Custom Shop Masterbuilt Telecaster 1989
SOLD – Tokai Love Rock LS80 Les Paul – Japan 1985
SOLD – Gibson Custom Shop ES 330TD Hollowbody – ‘59 Reissue VOS – USA 2012
SOLD – Nouveau by Gibson – USA 1987
SOLD – Fender Japan E Series Stratocaster – MIJ 1987
SOLD – Alvarez Yairi DY-77 – Japan 1974 – all original
SOLD – Gibson SG Special – USA 2001
SOLD – Fender Telecaster 1966 – signed by Jimmie Vaughan
SOLD – Taylor 814 CE Acoustic USA 1996)
SOLD – “Epiphone By Gibson” – Sheraton – 1980s
SOLD – Fender Harvard 6G10 Tweed Amp 1962 110v
SOLD – Yamaha CG-110CE Classical
SOLD – Eden D210 XLT Bass Cabinet
SOLD – Fender Jazz Bass Deluxe – Active Electronics – Mexico – 2001
SOLD – Fender Harvard Tweed Amp – USA 1959
SOLD – Musicman RD 112 65w Amp
SOLD – Fender 62 Reissue Jazz Bass – Made In Japan 1991
SOLD – Fender Excelsior Pawnshop Amp
SOLD – Gibson Les Paul Standard 2002 Honeyburst
SOLD — Martin 000-28 Norman Blake Signature Edition
SOLD – Gibson Custom Shop Historic – L4 CES – 2003
SOLD – Fender Custom Shop Vibro King Amp
SOLD – Fender Telecaster 1959 – slab rosewood fingerboard – all original
SOLD – Fender Deluxe Reverb Amp – Silverface 1973
SOLD – Fender Precision Bass Japanese JV series – 1983
SOLD – Gilet Resonator
SOLD – Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro
SOLD – Gibson Chet Atkins SST
SOLD – PRS CE 22 Made In USA 1996
SOLD – Tokai Vintage Series SG Special Made In Japan 2005
SOLD – Epiphone Zephyr Blues Deluxe 2002
SOLD – Teisco EP-8T Hollow Body Made In Japan 1960s
SOLD – Steinberger GL4T Carbon Fibre 6 String
SOLD – Jerry Jones Shorthorn 3 Pickup 6 String Guitar 2003
SOLD – Music Man Albert Lee Signature Model – USA 1991
SOLD – Jerry Jones Neptune Longhorn 6 String Bass 1993
SOLD — Fender John English Custom Shop Set Neck Telecaster 1990
SOLD – G&L ASAT Telecaster 1990 – Leo Fender Signature
SOLD – National Reso-Phonic Radio Tone Resonator Guitar 1994
SOLD – Gretsch Country Club Model 7576 – Manuf USA 1979
SOLD – Gibson Les Paul Classic 1960 Reissue 1991
SOLD – Martin J-40 MC with Oval Soundhole & Factory Pickup 1987
SOLD – Tom Anderson Guitar Works – Crowdster Plus
SOLD – Profile Silhouette Fretless Bass
SOLD – Fender Cabronita Telecaster with TV Jones Pickups
SOLD – 1961 Fender Jazzmaster – all original
SOLD – Martin D76 Bicentennial Commemorative – Limited Edition USA 1976
SOLD – J.W. Gallagher G-70 USA 1976
SOLD – Fender Partscaster 2003 – 2007
SOLD – Teisco ET-220 Spectrum 2 1960s
SOLD – PRS 20th Anniversary Custom 22 2005
SOLD – Silvertone H-19 Silhouette with De Armond Silverfoil Pickups – 1966
SOLD – Vox Typhoon – Mid 60s Sunburst
SOLD – Fender Stratocaster Sunburst – USA 1961
SOLD – De Armond M-75T 1999 Sparkle-jet
SOLD – Fender Eric Clapton Signature Stratocaster 2002

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24-10-16

A Tele on steroids has a collision with a Firebird.”

Gene Baker b3 Phoenix – USA 2014

Luthier Gene Baker describes the b3 Phoenix as “a Tele on steroids has a collision with a Firebird.”

Here is one of the best sounding and most versatile instruments we have ever listed at PREMIER GUITARS. It is comfortable, balanced, super playable, with a palette of tones available from a unique combination of great pickups. No pedal board required here – you can dial up anything from clean Strat-like tones, to spanky & gritty Tele twang, to fat Gibson-esque sounds without a glance at any foot triggers.

Rest of the story is here – https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/gene-baker-b3-phoenix-usa-2014/

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17-10-16

‘62 Strat With A Story

Now here’s a guitar with a story.

If this was just a fabulous vintage 1962 Fender Stratocaster in bold beautiful black it would be an alluring story on its own. But this guitar comes with the genuine witnessed signatures of over 20 of the world’s greatest guitarists, including some who are no longer with us, and some who NEVER give their signatures.

How did this come to be ? Rest of the story is here –

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26-9-16

A Couple of New (Old) Listings

This week at PREMIER GUITARS we’d like to draw your attention to a couple of new listings just in on consignment. They’re both old guitars with lots of mojo, and awaiting your inspection at our northern Sydney showroom.

1973 Fender Telecaster Deluxe – https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/vintage-fender-telecaster-deluxe-usa-1973/

1966 Epiphone Crestwood Custom – https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/vintage-epiphone-crestwood-custom-usa-1966/

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19-9-16

Quality at Reasonable Prices

Not everything for sale at PREMIER GUITARS in Sydney is vintage, collectable, or even expensive. This week we are listing 4 very reasonably priced high quality instruments, all of which have just DROPPED in price –

$1395 – Fender American Standard Telecaster USA 2001 – https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/fender-american-standard-telecaster-usa-2001/

$1295 – Fender American Standard Stratocaster USA 1999 – https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/fender-american-standard-stratocaster-usa-1999/

$2795 – Gibson Les Paul 1960 Classic USA 2011- https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/gibson-les-paul-1960-classic-usa-2011/

$1295 – Fargen Jazz Custom SE Combo Amp USA 2015 – https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/fargen-jazz-custom-se-combo-amp-usa-2015/

Call John on 0414 994 506 to inspect or discuss.

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5-9-16

Gorgeous In Gold

Guitar Of The Week from PREMIER GUITARS in Sydney is a fabulous vintage Gibson ES 295 from 1953.

Scotty Moore anyone ? The legendary guitarist used his ES 295 on some of the earliest classic Elvis recordings, on the road and on television. Widely regarded as the man who invented rockabilly, and influenced many future guitar gods, Scotty Moore’s favourite guitar in his most potent period was “the prettiest thing I’d ever seen” – the Gibson ES 295.

Well it’s one for the money …..

Rest of the story is here – https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/vintage-gibson-es-295-usa-1953/

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29-8-16

Pretty In Pink

Guitar Of The Week from PREMIER GUITARS in Sydney is a rare early Pink Paisley Telecaster from Fender Japan. This one was a special order MIJ “A Series” instrument built in 1985. This Pretty In Pink beauty is a real head-turner and it’s in great condition. One sure way to get noticed !

Rest of the story is here – https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/fender-japan-pink-paisley-telecaster-japan-1985/

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REPRICING RAMPAGE – PART 2

Last week our newsletter promoted the PRICE DROPS on some great guitars, several of which have since sold. And now, here’s PART 2 of our REPRICING RAMPAGE.

Several more owners of consigned instruments have decided to reprice their listings, which we pleased to pass on to you. Here’s a list of great guitars at reduced prices, including some that we would describe as bargains, including this stunning 1963 L Series Strat, now $7995 –

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/fender-american-standard-telecaster-usa-2001/

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REPRICING RAMPAGE

Here at PREMIER GUITARS in Sydney we have a pricing policy that endeavours to reflect average world prices for particular instruments. We undertake copious research to provide clients with accurate pricing guidance for their consigned instruments. And in the end, it is the owner’s prerogative to price their special babies where they wish.

However, the most accurate feedback on pricing actually comes from the market itself. And in some cases, the market has spoken in a clear way, by NOT engaging with certain instruments at particular price points.

So with this in mind, several owners of consigned instruments have decided to reprice their listings, which we pleased to pass on to you – the (hopefully) interested buyer. Here’s a list of great guitars at reduced prices, including some that we would describe as bargains –

Gibson 1952/54 Les Paul Goldtop
https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/gibson-les-paul-standard-usa-1952/

Fender Tele Custom 1961

Takamine TAN 76 as new

Fender USA Vintage Reissue 57 Strat 2005

Fender Jaguar 1964

Guild Artist Award Archtop 1977
https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/2315/

Gibson ES 295 1953
https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/gibson-es-295-gold-1953/

USA Strat 62 Reissue 2005

USA Tele Ltd Edition 2000

Gibson Les Paul Studio Lite 1995

Jerry Jones Electric Sitar 1998

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1-8-16

50s Blonde Bombshell

Our Guitar Of The Week here at PREMIER GUITARS in Sydney is a blonde bombshell from the 50s.

This twin pickup ES-175D is lightweight, compact and in wonderful shape for a lady in her 60s. All in all a beautiful early Gibson that is well suited for both traditional jazz as well as blues & rock. With the added Bigsby, this a also a killer rockabilly machine that screams “PLAY ME”.

Rest of the story, including a video demo, is here –

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26-7-16

More Videos of Great Guitars

We have some more new great online video clips of many of our listings at PREMIER GUITARS. This new set of videos was recorded last week ago with the very talented Matthew Robinson playing and speaking about some nice instruments.

They were recorded 100% live in our Sydney showroom with no edits & no backing tracks, plugged (quietly) into a 70s Silverface Fender Princeton amp with no effects. The aim is to simply showcase the guitar, and Matt did this admirably. Shot by local videographer Noah van der Veer.

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/gibson-es-295-gold-1953/

Just click the red VIDEO box next to Description on each listing.

Being a consignment based sales business, our inventory is always changing, so please keep an eye out for new listings. And of course there’ll be new videos on the way.

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18-7-16

Epiphone Rivoli Bass 1964

Brit Invasion Beauty

The owner of this fabulous Epiphone Rivoli Model 3 EBV232 wants to move it, so here is a classic electric bass made in Kalamazoo Michigan in 1964 at a reduced price.

The Epiphone Rivoli Bass is one of the iconic instruments of the 1960’s British invasion, played by many of the most successful bands of the era. This authentic example is actually extremely rare, especially in Australia. This one’s serial # is 17xx55 = 1964.

Its twin brother (#17xx50) is currently for sale in USA for US$3250, and that’s before shipping, insurance & import duties. This one is right here in Oz & awaits your inspection in our northern Sydney showroom.

Rest of the story is here – https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/epiphone-rivoli-bass-usa-made-1964/

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11-7-16

We’re back in the swing now with the first of many new listings coming to PREMIER GUITARS.

This is an absolutely beautiful Fender Electric XII from 1966. It has been owned & played by some famous folks over the years, and has been kept in excellent condition. A true vintage collectable and a cool footnote to Fender history.

Rest of the story is here – https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/vintage-fender-electric-xii-usa-1966/

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4-7-16

The Video Age – part 2

PREMIER GUITARS now featuring video demos of guitars

We’ve been a little quiet with newsletters for a while as I’ve been overseas for a few weeks, running Premier Guitars while on the run ! We actually sold quite a few guitars and amps while I was away (with the valued assistance of my son Marc in my absence) – maybe I should go away more often …. ?

But we have not been quiet on the listing front. In the week since I have been back we have signed consignment agreements for a lovely list of desirables, all coming to our website as soon as I can get them listed. The list includes –

Fender Super Reverb Blackface Amp 1964
Gibson EC-10 acoustic
Vintage Fender Strat 1957
Vintage Gibson ES 175D 1953
Vintage Fender Tele Custom 1968
Vintage Fender Strat 1966
Fender Deluxe Reverb Blackface Amp 1964
WEM Dominator Mk1 Bass / Guitar Amp
Vintage Fender Electric XII 1965

And we have some more new great online video clips of many of our listings at PREMIER GUITARS. This new set of videos was recorded a few weeks ago with our friend Pete Hunt playing some nice instruments, nicely – thanks Pete. They were recorded 100% live in our showroom with no edits & no backing tracks, plugged (quietly) into a 70s Silverface Fender Princeton amp with no effects. The aim is to simply showcase the guitar, and Pete did this admirably. Shot by local videographer Noah van der Veer.

Just click the red VIDEO box next to Description on each listing.

Being a consignment based sales business, our inventory is always changing, so please keep an eye out for new listings. And of course there’ll be new videos on the way.

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12-5-16

Does your self managed super fund own your guitar/s ?

Here’s a quote from today’s Sydney Morning Herald – “Do you have an artwork (or guitar) that is owned by your DIY super fund that is hanging on your wall or at your business premises? If so, you had better get it down quickly, or risk a penalty from the Tax Office.”

IMPORTANT TO KNOW – if your super fund owns your instruments – for assets acquired by an Australian super fund before OR after 1st July 2011, you must ensure that the assets cease to be stored at the private residence or business premises of a related party before 1 July 2016. If by 1 July 2016 the assets do not comply with the regulations, penalties may be imposed.
Here’s a link to the SMH article – just substitute “artwork” for “instrument”, the law applies to both art and collectibles, including guitars – http://www.smh.com.au/money/super-and-funds/smsfowned-artwork-needs-to-be-off-the-wall-and-into-storage-20160506-goo955.html

PREMIER GUITARS in Sydney is currently storing instruments for many clients for a number of reasons, and we are consistently told our rates and facilities are the best in Oz, so call John on 0414 994 506 to discuss your requirements.

The Vault – our premises in a modern office building in Sydney’s northern beaches are some of the most secure possible. We occupy what was a purpose built strongroom for a major jewellery company.

More info and links here – https://www.premierguitars.com.au/storage/

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9-5-16

The Video Age

PREMIER GUITARS now featuring video demos of guitars

Well, it only took us a year or more, but we finally have some great online video clips of many of our listings at PREMIER GUITARS. This is the nature of cottage industry – we do everything, by hand, meticulously, by ourselves. A couple of weeks ago our friend Damien Robison came in to record a few video demos. They were recorded 100% live in our showroom with no edits & no backing tracks, plugged (quietly) into a 70s Silverface Fender Princeton amp with no effects. The aim is to simply showcase the guitar, and Damien did this admirably. Shot by local videographer Noah van der Veer.

Video Demos are online for –

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/gibson-les-paul-standard-usa-1952/

https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/fender-l-series-stratocaster-dakota-red-1964/

Just click the red VIDEO box next to Description on each listing.

Being a consignment based sales business, our inventory is always changing, so please keep an eye out for new listings. And of course there’ll be new videos on the way.

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2-5-16

Junior’s Story

Gibson Les Paul Junior – USA 1957 – $6750

Starting in 1954, Gibson offered players a simple, affordable take on the Les Paul dubbed the Les Paul Junior. This bare-bones solid body featured one dog-eared P-90 pickup, a stud-mounted stop tailpiece / bridge, an unbound rosewood fingerboard, and slab mahogany body. For all its simplicity, the LP Jr remains one of the most versatile guitars ever built.

Here’s the story of a special one – https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/gibson-les-paul-jr-usa-1957/

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26-4-16

Heritage Johnny Smith “The Rose” – USA 1995

Here is a lively, lightweight 17” archtop with a hand carved “tapped top”. What’s that ?
This is when a luthier hand-taps specific zones while carving the solid top and back, to ensure matching resonance is achieved in precise areas.

This is a custom extra which cost an additional US$1000. As a result, this guitar is extraordinarily lively and super lightweight at only 5.8 lbs, reflecting the extra special attention afforded it by its creators, The Heritage Guitar Co of Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Rest of the story is here – https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/heritage-johnny-smith-the-rose-usa-1995/

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18-4-16

Fender CS John English – BIG PRICE DROP – was $12,995 now $9995

Our “Guitar Of The Week” at PREMIER GUITARS is a very rare and most collectible John English Masterbuilt Fender Custom Shop Rosewood Telecaster.

This one was built in very limited numbers for Norman’s Rare Guitars of California, back in 2003. John English is probably the most revered of all the original Custom Shop Master Builders, and his hand built pieces have continued to grow in value over time, especially since his death in 2007.

Rest of the story is here – https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/fender-custom-shop-rosewood-telecaster-masterbuilt-john-english-usa-2003/

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4-4-16

BIG PRICE DROP on KOHNO Concert Classical – now $3495

Kohno guitars are renowned as one of the most highly sought after, and possibly most recorded classical instruments of the past 40 years. As of April 2016 we can find 10 Masaru Kohno classical guitars for sale or recently sold in the world, with an average price of A$4547 before shipping, insurance & duty. These are various models with varying configurations, so this very high spec Kohno Concert represents an opportunity of superb value to a discerning new owner. You can play this world class handmade classic by appointment at PREMIER GUITARS in northern Sydney.
Rest of the story is here – https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/masaru-kohno-concert-classical-guitar-japan-1986/

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Easter Thurs 24-3-16

This week at PREMIER GUITARS we have an Easter Special on two very desirable classic instruments, both of which have pretty much created the history of modern guitar music between them –

1. A 1952 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop – now $17,995
Details here – https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/gibson-les-paul-standard-usa-1952/

2. A 1964 L Series Strat Olympic White refin – now $9,995
Details here – https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/fender-l-series-stratocaster-usa-1964/

The owners of both of these guitars have reduced the prices in order to grab some attention & secure their sale. They are both great playing guitars with serious vintage mojo. So whether you’re a Fender Fan or a Gibson Guy, act quickly and secure a classic at prices that are unlikely to go lower.

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21-3-16

The Holy Grail ?

Could this be the Holy Grail ? PREMIER GUITARS’ Guitar Of The Week is an original 1954 Prototype Fender Stratocaster. The serial number and internal markings indicate that this one was made primarily by the legendary Tadeo Gomez under the personal supervision of Leo Fender in July 1954, before they went into official production and into USA retail stores in October ’54.

It is a brilliant example of a unique pre-production Strat, and possibly the oldest in Australia.

Rest of the story is here –

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14-3-16

SECURE STORAGE

PREMIER GUITARS is a commission based sales agency specializing in high quality acoustic and electric guitars, basses, other stringed instruments & amps.

However, if you do not wish to offer your instrument for sale, Premier Guitars can store your instrument in safe and secure conditions for a very affordable monthly fee calculated on a per unit basis. Please contact us for a quote.

The Vault – our premises in a modern office building in Sydney’s northern beaches are some of the most secure possible. We occupy what was a purpose built strongroom for a major jewellery company.

IMPORTANT TO KNOW if your super fund owns your instruments – for assets acquired by an Australian super fund before OR after 1st July 2011, you must ensure that the assets cease to be stored at the private residence of a related party before 1 July 2016. If by 1 July 2016 the assets do not comply with the regulations, penalties may be imposed.

We are currently storing instruments for many clients for a number of reasons, and we are consistently told our rates and facilities are the best in Oz, so call John on 0414 994 506 to discuss your requirements.

More info and links here – https://www.premierguitars.com.au/storage/

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29-2-16

Special Southern Sauce

This week’s Guitar Of The Week at PREMIER GUITARS is an exceptional Gibson acoustic with some Special Southern Sauce. It’s VERY limited edition Gibson Custom Shop Southern Jumbo ’57 Reissue from 2006, when only 12 were made. This is a most unique, great sounding, classic-featured big body Gibson acoustic that presents as new, and sounds fabulous.

Rest of the story is here – https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/gibson-custom-shop-1957-southern-jumbo-limited-edition-usa-2006/

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22-2-16 Gotta Love A Lightweight

This week’s Guitar Of The Week at PREMIER GUITARS is a real favourite of ours – a 2009 Fender Custom Shop ’51 Nocaster Reissue – for less that $3K. This one is light (7.6 lbs), has a one piece ash body and is super resonant pugged in or not. It’s got a 9.5” fingerboard radius on a big beefy neck and killer Custom Shop Nocaster pickups. It also has two original CS pickguards – one single ply black & one laminated white, so you can get the look you want to match the sound you choose.

Rest of the story is here – https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/fender-custom-shop-51-nocaster-usa-2009/

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15-2-16

This week PREMIER GUITARS shines the spotlight on not one, but two Guitars of The Week. It’s not often that we see a fabulous 1959 Gibson ES345 in the flesh. But how about two? Yes, we are currently listing a pair of these beauties – almost identical twins. And one has its original PAF pickups, rarer than the Tasmanian Tiger. The other is just as pretty, with revered Tom Holmes pickups and rewired by Frank Grubisa.
Full stories are here –

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1-2-16

This week’s Guitar Of The Week at PREMIER GUITARS is a big, bold, blonde Barker 18” archtop handmade in Manhattan in 1969. Bill Barker only made about 100 – 120 guitars in his lifetime, and this is one of few surviving in great condition. Bob Benedetto, one of the big name luthiers of today, says Bill was counted along with him, James D’Aquisto and one or two others as the premier builders of the period.

There is considerable history to this guitar, and the owner has REDUCED THE PRICE down to $5995. The rest of the story is worth reading, here – https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/barker-18-archtop-handmade-usa-1969/

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25-1-16

PREMIER GUITARS is about to list some significant vintage pieces over the next few weeks, but ahead of that we are featuring a very affordable Guitar Of The Week available now at a REDUCED PRICE.

This Yamaha AEX 1500 Martin Taylor Signature Archtop, made in Japan in 1998, is a fine example of Yamaha’s vintage-meets-visionary philosophy.

The AEX1500 features a neck-mounted floating mini-humbucker for those warm and mellow traditional archtop tones, plus a bridge-loaded piezo system for realistic amplified acoustic sounds. These two signal sources can be mixed together, allowing for great versatility.

It has been reduced $500 in price this week, from $1,995 down to $1495, so check it out here – https://www.premierguitars.com.au/product/yamaha-aex-1500-martin-taylor-signature-archtop-japan-1998/

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