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1992 . Paul Reed Smith, PRS Artist I, Exceptionally Fine, OHSC $5,295.00

1992 . Paul Reed Smith, PRS Artist I, Exceptionally Fine, OHSC $5,295.00If memory serves me correctly, these guitars were made between 1991 and 1993. Yes, friends, Paul mixed up a batch of two hundred of these delightful, delicious, delectable, dazzling Dames. See- I think the secret to the tone of these guitars is in th ...details

2015 .Gibson Custom Shop Alex Lifeson EDS-1275, Aged and Signed, Exceptionally Fine, OHSC $8,995.00

2015 .Gibson Custom Shop Alex Lifeson EDS-1275, Aged and Signed, Exceptionally Fine, OHSC $8,995.00Lee looked at me as I stood holding this guitar for the first time."You sure about this"? he said. "It's a lot of money," but I nodded my head and held fast. "I got a feeling about this one," I said. "I think we outta go with it," and with that state ...details

2002 .Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul R9, Fine, OHSC $4,995.00

2002 .Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul R9, Fine, OHSC $4,995.00There are guitarists and then, there are guitar players. Big difference. One of our very favorite persons on this earth is a gentleman from Asheville, North Carolina and his name is Brian "The Mug" Milstead. He's a player's player, if you know ...details

2013 .Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul R9, Exceptionally Fine, OHSC $4,995.00

2013 .Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul R9, Exceptionally Fine, OHSC $4,995.00A great novel came to mind when I first saw this Les Paul, but I think it deserves a little something better than that. Yes, Elks, I'm giving this one the 'ol "just the facts, Ma'am" treatment and you'll thank me later.

I never thought I would ...details

2004 .Gibson Custom Shop Korina Flying V, Fine, OHSC $4,295.00

2004 .Gibson Custom Shop Korina Flying V, Fine, OHSC $4,295.00You know, of late I've been all into self development. Yes I know, like I haven't learned all there is to know in the half century I've lived here on planet Earth. No, I need to spend $17.95 plus the government's fleecing to enhance myself. I'm no ge ...details

2015 .Gibson Custom Shop True Historic Les Paul R9, Ace Frehley, Exceptionally Fine, OHSC $6,995.00

2015 .Gibson Custom Shop True Historic Les Paul R9, Ace Frehley, Exceptionally Fine, OHSC $6,995.00As the solo in "Making Love" permeates the Elk lair, my mind wanders. It actually wanders all the time; Sometimes, it's trivial and other times, it's about something really deep. Have you ever seen the movie "It's a Wonderful Life?" The synopsis of t ...details

2007 .Jackson Randy Rhoads Flying V, RR1, NOS, OHSC $2,195.00

2007 .Jackson Randy Rhoads Flying V, RR1, NOS, OHSC $2,195.00Lee had just finished cleaning this Rhoads V up and was walking into the office when I held up my hand. "Stop right there," I said. "You know that white Soloist sold in two days, don't cha?" and he nodded his head. I continued, "I also went and looke ...details

1969 .Rickenbacker 360/12, Excellent, OHSC $4,495.00

1969 .Rickenbacker 360/12, Excellent, OHSC $4,495.00You want to see something funny? Sit around and watch a bass player trying to string one of these Ricky 12s. It's actually a comedy of errors, daubed with a few stuck fingers and topped off with a fair amount of profanity. But, after that torture is ...details

1966 .Rickenbacker 345, Excellent, OHSC $4,295.00

1966 .Rickenbacker 345, Excellent, OHSC $4,295.00As we rolled into 2018, I told Lee to grab something cool out of the vault to be the first guitar of the year. He didn't even look up from his work, so I assumed (incorrectly) that I was being ignored so when he walked into the Elkcave with this Rick ...details

2008 Epiphone Zakk Wylde Les Paul, Excellent, OHSC $0.00

2008 Epiphone Zakk Wylde Les Paul, Excellent, OHSC $0.00** SOLD ** Our thanks go out to Daniel with his purchase of this Epi Zakk Les Paul. We're proud to now call him a member in good standing of the Elk Nation- Many thanks again, Daniel and welcome! ...details

1989 Fender 40th Anniversary Telecaster, Fine, OHSC $4,695.00

1989 Fender  40th Anniversary Telecaster, Fine, OHSC $4,695.00A little known fact; Out of the three hundred 40th Anniversary Teles made, Ray and I have sold three to Keith Urban himself. Yep, that's right people, not dropping names here (who am I bullshittin'?) I am, but I digress.

These guitars, as you kn ...details

1986 Fender AVR Stratocaster, '57 RI, Fine, OHSC $2,695.00

1986 Fender AVR Stratocaster, '57 RI, Fine, OHSC $2,695.00You know me, I love to write a kooky story like a fat baby loves him some ice cream. I often wonder if you guys out there get where I'm coming from? I wonder if I should play it safe, kinda like a football team with a lead in the fourth quarter. In m ...details

1975 Fender Telecaster, Excellent, OHSC $4,995.00

1975 Fender Telecaster, Excellent, OHSC $4,995.00What makes a guitar great in your eyes? Is it the weight, the tone, the neck, the year in which it was made or is the only measure to be ecstatically pleasing?

I ponder these kinda things all the time. I wonder on if a certain year the guitar ...details

2004 Fender Stratocaster XII, Excellent, HSC $1,195.00

2004 Fender  Stratocaster XII, Excellent, HSC $1,195.00If memory serves me correctly, Richie Sambora played a 12-string Strat during his run with Bon Jovi. It's really a quality guitar for the cheap and sounds all sparkly and jangly and chimey and stuff like that. You can get your "Wanted: Dead or Alive" ...details

2004 Fender Custom Shop 50th Ann. Stratocaster, Krauss MB, '54 RI Relic, Exceptionally Fine, OHSC $4,895.00

2004 Fender Custom Shop 50th Ann. Stratocaster, Krauss MB, '54 RI Relic, Exceptionally Fine, OHSC $4,895.00What's that? You just don't have an extra 50 grand laying around to get you an original 54 Strat? I can dig it, but have no worries, Ray and I got you covered like hash browns at a decrepit Waffle House. What we have here is a Master built Todd Kraus ...details

1989 Fender Custom Shop HLE Stratocaster, Exceptionally Fine, OHSC $3,295.00

1989 Fender Custom Shop HLE Stratocaster, Exceptionally Fine, OHSC $3,295.00When I see gold, my mind takes me to that place of association. Well, I always think of Fort Knox and invariably if we, as a nation still have gold in the vault. Oh I know, how about Elvis in that famous gold lame' suit designed by tailors Nudie Rode ...details

2003 Fender Custom Shop Masterbuilt Custom Esquire, Fine, OHSC $10,995.00

2003 Fender Custom Shop Masterbuilt Custom Esquire, Fine, OHSC $10,995.00Here is an official Elk "call to arms" for all our Fender Custom Shop collectors. This 2003 Custom Esquire was masterbuilt by the late John English and is # 3 of only four made in the run. It was displayed in the Fender Custom Shop booth at the 2003 ...details

2003 Fender Custom Shop Custom Jimmy Bryant Telecaster, Exceptionally Fine, OHSC $3,295.00

2003 Fender Custom Shop Custom Jimmy Bryant Telecaster, Exceptionally Fine, OHSC $3,295.00As a child growing up in the slightly rural Red Oak, Ga. in the 60's and 70's, I was bombarded every day with the Country music of those times (mostly from the backseat of my mother's Dodge Monaco station wagon.) From George Jones to Marty Robbins to ...details

1994 Fender Custom Shop Jerry Donahue Telecaster, Excellent, OHSC $2,395.00

1994  Fender Custom Shop Jerry Donahue Telecaster, Excellent, OHSC $2,395.00 After defeating Eddie Alvarez, Connor McGregor, in the post fight interview uttered these words: "This is what I dreamed into reality." If you stop and think about it for a minute, that's some really deep stuff. This is what I dreamed into realit ...details

1989 Fender Custom Shop 40th Anniversary Telecaster, Exceptionally Fine, OHSC $4,895.00

1989 Fender Custom Shop 40th Anniversary Telecaster, Exceptionally Fine, OHSC $4,895.00It is indeed extraordinary for us to have not one, but two of these beautiful 40th Anniversary Teles in the same week. We all know these guitars are highly coveted by many famous country stars.

This on,e as you see is in a beautiful Honey Vio ...details

2004 Fender Custom Shop 50th Ann. Stratocaster, English MB, '54 RI Relic, Exceptionally Fine, OHSC $4,895.00

2004 Fender Custom Shop 50th Ann. Stratocaster, English MB, '54 RI Relic, Exceptionally Fine, OHSC $4,895.00The Masterbuilders at Fender's Custom Shop are very much like NASCAR drivers; Everyone has their favorite. I always thought Yasuhiko Iwanade's pieces were cool because they were so rare, but we all have to admit that John English was one of, if not < ...details

1997 Fender Custom Shop 1960 Cunetto Relic Stratocaster, Exceptionally Fine, OHSC $4,895.00

1997 Fender Custom Shop 1960 Cunetto Relic Stratocaster, Exceptionally Fine, OHSC $4,895.00As with some certain guitars, we feel it's better to provide specific details about the guitar as opposed to taking you on a journey into time and space. That would be the case with this Cunetto relic'd Stratocaster from 1997. It's a spectacular piec ...details

1994 Fender Custom Shop 40th Anniversary Diamond Dealer Stratocaster, Exceptionally Fine, OHSC $11,995.00

1994 Fender Custom Shop 40th Anniversary Diamond Dealer Stratocaster, Exceptionally Fine, OHSC $11,995.00I would say that in the world of collectible guitars, the "finish line" can often come down to numbers. By that I mean, when one considers a guitar for their collection, one of the first questions is often "How many were made?" Okay, in this instance ...details

2018 Fender Custom Shop Merle Haggard Tuff Dog Telecaster, Unplayed, OHSC $5,895.00

2018 Fender Custom Shop Merle Haggard Tuff Dog Telecaster, Unplayed, OHSC $5,895.00A man that strode onto stage, guitar in hand as a poet of the common man. The ultimate anti-hero, the one that threw up not the thumb, the pinky, or the ring, but the one that told the world he just don't care. Merle Haggard, as you know wasn't a str ...details

2015 Fender Custom Shop American Custom FMT Telecaster, Exceptionally Fine, OHSC $2,995.00

2015 Fender Custom Shop American Custom FMT Telecaster, Exceptionally Fine, OHSC $2,995.00Tired of playing that plain, blonde '73 Tele that you inherited from your uncle Glen? Your back giving you fits after only two sets in the club? Then step right up gentlemen because I have the solution to your problem and the new toy of your dreams. ...details

2012 Gibson Les Paul Custom, Excellent, OHSC $3,595.00

2012 Gibson Les Paul Custom, Excellent, OHSC $3,595.00March 19th, 1982. To borrow a line from Franklin D. Roosevelt, "A date, which will live in infamy." Where do I start when I think of the late great Randy Rhoads? If Eddie Van changed the landscape for rock guitarists, Randy expanded our horizons. Man ...details

1996 Gibson Les Paul R0, Exceptionally Fine, OHSC $6,995.00

1996 Gibson Les Paul R0, Exceptionally Fine, OHSC $6,995.00When Jon Schaffer of Iced Earth sat down to write 2004's "Glorious Burden," it was to this very Les Paul that he turned. "Burden" is a Heavy Metal masterpiece and starts off with "The Star Spangled Banner," of all songs. I mean, can it get any cooler ...details

1976 Gibson Bicentennial Firebird, Excellent, OHSC $4,995.00

1976 Gibson Bicentennial Firebird, Excellent, OHSC $4,995.00Elmore James wrote the song and everyone you know has covered it. The who's who of the Blues world knows this like Job knew suffering. From Clapton to Gary Moore, the song " Dust My Broom" is the very essence of the Blues. As the lyrical content sugg ...details

2003 Gibson Les Paul R9 Brazilian, Excellent, HSC $8,495.00

2003 Gibson Les Paul R9 Brazilian, Excellent, HSC $8,495.00If you are looking for a stock Brazilian Les Paul, then this one may not be what you are looking for. This guitar is the equivalent of putting a Holley Quadrajet and Mickey Thomson's on your '74 Camaro. Back in the day, that is what we did as kids. S ...details

2012 Gibson ES-359, Exceptionally Fine, OHSC $2,995.00

2012 Gibson ES-359, Exceptionally Fine, OHSC $2,995.00Once again, I've went out on a mission to find myself one of these great guitars and yes friends, I think I hit the lotto! We purchase these ES-359s because they appeal to the guitar players that like the tone, vibe and feel of an ES-335 but in a sma ...details

2003 Gibson Les Paul R9, Brazilian, Exceptionally Fine, OHSC $8,495.00

2003 Gibson Les Paul R9, Brazilian, Exceptionally Fine, OHSC $8,495.00Today class, I'm gonna introduce to you in Psychology 101, the theory of Cognitive Dissonance. The concept, (like I'm Bob Newhart over here) is the mental stress or discomfort experienced by an individual who holds two or more contradictory beliefs.  ...details

2003 Gibson Les Paul R9, Brazilian, Exceptionally Fine, OHSC $8,495.00

2003 Gibson Les Paul R9, Brazilian, Exceptionally Fine, OHSC $8,495.00Today we are speaking of numbers. Let me present to you the facts: Fact is, Gibson produced 671 Les Paul R9's with Brazilian fretboards. Now there are roughly 7 Billion people that inhabit this earth. With that being said, there are maybe 1 in 200 wh ...details

1953 Gibson Les Paul , Excellent, OHSC $34,995.00

1953 Gibson Les Paul , Excellent, OHSC $34,995.00Big business will tell you the guitar market is dead. They, of course, will let you know a myriad of what's problematic, ie: shrinking demand, age demographics, Millennials and their lack of interest and of course, E.D.M. Yep, Electric Dance Music or ...details

1989 Gibson 35th Anniversary Les Paul Custom, Exceptionally Fine, OHSC $5,295.00

1989 Gibson 35th Anniversary Les Paul Custom, Exceptionally Fine, OHSC $5,295.00I've been watching these videos lately called TED-X Talks in an attempt to fill my mind with goodness and positive thoughts. That said, my head is so full of bubbliciousness, I told Lee that I just couldn't come up with a story for this 35th Les Paul ...details

1978 Gibson Les Paul 25/50 Anniversary, Fine, OHSC $5,295.00

1978 Gibson Les Paul 25/50 Anniversary, Fine, OHSC $5,295.00Lee called me up last weekend and for some strange reason, I just knew that a form of manual labor would be involved. Saturday morning- "Hey Cub. You busy?" he asked. Now, I should have said that I was working on the Saturn 5 rocket parked in my back ...details

1964 Gibson Melody Maker, Excellent, OHSC $2,195.00

1964 Gibson Melody Maker, Excellent, OHSC $2,195.00Years ago, Lee was down in the Elkcave, playing an ES-356 we had just gotten in. He had the guitar strapped on and was just jammin' on some chords when I came bounding into the office. "What's happening, Pimp?" I asked and that's when he turned aroun ...details

1960 Gibson Les Paul Junior, Very Good, HSC $5,495.00

1960 Gibson Les Paul Junior, Very Good, HSC $5,495.00"Catch for us the foxes, the little foxes that ruin the vineyards, our vineyards that are in bloom."

This quote brought to you courtesy of King Solomon Psalms 2:15. Why did I go all biblical on ya? Well, let me think- I suppose I'm brin ...details

1962 Gibson Skylark, Very Good, OHSC $949.00

1962 Gibson Skylark, Very Good, OHSC $949.00This lap steel reminds me of Pete Best in a way. I know, I'm doing it again- they probably make meds for the condition I suffer from, but at this time I just don't have 'em nor can I get a handle on it. Pete Best, as you may know, was one of the Fab ...details

1999 Gibson 40th Anniversary Les Paul R9, Exceptionally Fine, OHSC $6,295.00

1999 Gibson 40th Anniversary Les Paul R9, Exceptionally Fine, OHSC $6,295.00** NEW ARRIVAL ** As one of the most compelling and collectible Les Pauls of Gibson's line, this 40th Anniversary R9 sets the bar in terms of what a "collectible" guitar should be. Although at any given time, there m ...details

1998 Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul Catalina, Exceptionally Fine, OHSC $2,395.00

1998 Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul Catalina, Exceptionally Fine, OHSC $2,395.00A few years ago, back in 2009, Lee and I were attending the Charlotte guitar show and as a late birthday present (the dude was born in June), I managed to get two tickets to see Chickenfoot that Friday night. Our seats were 7th-row center, so when I ...details

2015 Gibson Custom Shop Explorer, '58 RI VOS, Excellent, OHSC $3,295.00

2015 Gibson Custom Shop Explorer, '58 RI VOS, Excellent, OHSC $3,295.00 Whenever Lee and I get a guitar that we both really like, one of us will immediately claim "the story" on it. We picked this Explorer up at the Fall Philly show last month and the Tall One immediately exclaimed, "Man, I got the story for this one," ...details

2008 Gibson Custom Shop 50th Anniversary Korina Explorer, Exceptionally Fine, OHSC $7,495.00

2008 Gibson Custom Shop 50th Anniversary Korina Explorer, Exceptionally Fine, OHSC $7,495.00I just can't help myself. Ray says to me all the time, "Hey man, are you even gonna mention the guitar in the ad?" I just shake my head because you see, I am not a big fan of talking about the specs or how many windings are in the pickup bobbins. I c ...details