MOD GUITARS
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All business is done via the internet and by US Postal Service. To expedite your inquiry please include your full name and location when contacting us. Postage and insurance are not included in our prices and will be determined by your mailing address and method of dispatch. We accept payment in US dollars only by money orders, bank checks (we will accept bank drafts, teller's checks, casher's checks and bank money orders drawn on continental US banks only; no personal checks) Western Union Money Grams for smalls. We also accept company checks from dealers. We accept US postal money orders. (items paid for via US postal money order or Western Union are shipped same day as payment is received. All other forms of payment have to clear before items are shipped). On more expensive items (over $2,500.) and from overseas clients, we will accept payment via direct bank transfer in US dollars only, but due to the recent raise in bank rates we cannot absorb the fees (a $60. fee for each international transfer and a $35. fee for domestic transfers will apply). Sorry, no paypal or credit cards. Items will not ship until payment is fully cleared. We always pack very well and ship promptly upon cleared payment. Any item sent non insured or under insured is done so at the buyer’s liability. We accept no liability for errors in listings or in correspondence.

All guitars are sent via the United States Postal System. They are very well packed and insured. Shipping charges will vary depending on item and your location.

Because of the delicate nature of electronics and the possibility of parts swapping, all electric guitars are sold as is. I am not one of those people who makes it a habit of dissecting their guitars and photographing their guts: Only in a rare occasion, if the guitar merits it. Acoustic guitars (with the exception of items with the words “as is” in their descriptions, discounted items or guitars that have had work done on them or have damage) are returnable for credit minus PP&I and restocking fee.. Terms of return for acoustic guitars: Acoustic guitars may be returned for immediate credit towards another guitar of higher price (25%+, excluding marked down prices) plus postage and packing fees (all returns subject to a 15% restocking fee.) PP&I fees are not refundable and guitar must be posted back within 24 business day hours and must be received in the same packaging and in the same condition as sent. Lay-a-way available on higher priced: 50% deposit of total immediately down and balance paid within 30 days or deposit forfeited. No returns on lay-a-ways. Accessories, cases, parts, amps, etc. are non returnable. By purchasing you are agreeing to these terms.

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~1966 Burns Bison Pick-guards

$35
CHECK OUT MY SHOP "MOD GUITARS" NOW FOR SUPER LOW PRICES ON RARE VINTAGE GUITARS!!! About this item: 1960’s Burns Bison pick guards. As pictured. PLEASE NOTE: I DO NOT ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS NOR PAYPAL. PAYMENT METHODS ACCEPTED: 1. Bank checks (teller's checks, cashier's checks, money orders...no personal checks) 2. Business checks (must have name and address of business printed on...
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1965 Mosrite Ventures

$2,695
Gorgeous example of a ‘65 Mosrite Ventures! Brilliant, vibrant sunburst with the highly desirable “mint” pick-guard! The best I have ever seen! Super clean and excellent - near mint overall! All original! Straight neck! Low action! Excellent frets! Awesome play-ability and awesome sound! Some very tiny paint flakes here and there, most around the very edges of head-stock, see photos. Super...
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~1960 Framus arch top bridge

$75
CHECK OUT MY SHOP "MOD GUITARS" FOR RARE VINTAGE GUITAR PARTS AND RARE VINTAGE GUITARS!!! About this item: C 1960 Framus arch top, jazz guitar, adjustable bridge. Perfect vintage condition. VERY RARE! PLEASE NOTE: I DO NOT ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS NOR PAYPAL. PAYMENT METHODS ACCEPTED: 1. Bank checks (teller's checks, cashier's checks, money orders...no personal checks) 2. Business checks...
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1965 Gibson Reverse Firebird

$4,495
CHANCE OF A LIFETIME ON AN AWESOMELY RARE GIBSON AT A LOW, LOW PRICE!!! PLEASE VERY SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY. CASH SALE ONLY. NO TRADES. PRICE IS FIRM, AGAIN.....PRICE IS FIRM. CHISELED IN STONE! NO SHIPPING TO JAPAN, EUROPE, GERMANY OR ANYWHERE OUTSIDE OF THE CONTINENTAL USA. NO EXCEPTIONS. EMAILS WILL BE ANSWERED ASAP. NO CRACKS! NO REPAIRS! STRAIGHT NECK! LOW ACTION! EXCELLENT ORIGINAL FRETS!...
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~1958 SUPER MB jass guitar pick-up assembly

$195
Late 50’ German “Super MB” jazz guitar (arch top) pickup assembly. Complete with all mounting screws, ground wire and guitar cable! Good working condition. Dress up any arch top with a super cool retro look and beautiful sound!!! Last photos shows assembly mounted on a 1960 Framus (not for sale). PLEASE NOTE: I DO NOT ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS NOR PAYPAL. PAYMENT METHODS ACCEPTED: 1. Bank checks...
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~1962 Burns Split Sonic

$1,595
Here is a rare 1962-64 Burns Split Sonic guitar with her even more rare original case in excellent condition! I took her in on a trade from an Irish collector who had moved to Germany a few years ago. She is, in my opinion, absolutely one of the finest guitars designed by Jim Burns. Exceptional condition throughout. Easy playing beautiful 60’s sounding guitar. I really like Burns quality and...
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1977 Gibson RD Artist

$1,995
1977 Gibson RD Artist; desirable first year model. (this is the RD 77 model, made 1977-79). The same model with same finish (natural) as played by Jimmy Page. One of the most radical guitars that Gibson ever produced. A true vintage classic! This stunning work of art was built with active Moog electronics and is all original. The body design of the guitar and the electronics were designed...
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1967 Wurlitzer Gemini

$1,795
Here is one of the “Holy Grails” of 1960’s bizarre American made electric guitars! This one was the most popular of the Wurlitzer Wild Ones series guitars, made 1967-68. These guitars were made for Wurlitzer at the old Holman-Woodel guitar factory in Neodesha, Kansas. The factory was located in the Fawcett Building on Main St, just upstairs from the town’s hardware & paint store. The Gemini...
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1960 Germany pos. Hofner Jazz Guitar Tailpiece

$75
CHECK OUT MY SHOP “MOD GUITARS” FOR SOME OF THE BEST DEALS ON THE NET ON RARE VINTAGE GUITARS, HARD TO FIND PARTS AND VINTAGE CASES!!! IT WAS A SLOW SUMMER SO AM KNOCKING DOWN THE PRICES OF MANY GUITARS FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY! Here is a C 1960 vintage German jazz guitar tailpiece (swing-arm) used by many German guitar companies; Framus, Huttl, Hofner, etc. Overall very good condition. Nickel...
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1962 Josef Sandner Isana

$1,395
1962 Josef Sandner Isana 44 % off
A very beautiful, Isana, German arch top, jazz guitar, designed by master luthier Josef Sandner and dating to late 1962. A very rare deluxe model sporting the alternating wood sides (made only in 1962), the large fret-board inlays, the pearliod deco headstock and pick guard along with the fancy sweeping tailpiece. Guitar is all original and in exceptional, excellent condition overall. YOU WILL...
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~1962 Wandre Blue Jeans

$1,995
~1962 Wandre Blue Jeans 43 % off
A rare Wandre Blue Jeans, Bizarre Italian guitar. Super cool, mid century modern, 60’s guitar with an awesome original retro red and gold glitter paint job. This guitar is a very scarce model. Do not confuse it with the common Tri-Lam model with the cheap body binding that is always shrunken and coming loose (usually poorly re-glued). She was most probably manufactured circa 1962 - 63 and has a...
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1974 NYC Hippie Alembic style custom build

$1,795
1974 NYC Hippie Alembic style custom build 48 % off
One of the coolest guitars on the planet and certainly one on my favorites of all time. A real “hippie guitar” of the 70’s! Think Greatful Dead, Neil Young, Bob Dillan, Crosby Stills and Nash, etc! According to the guitar’s history, passed down from owner to owner, this guitar was made in Greenwich Village, New York C. 1974 at the Guitar Lab. The Guitar Lab, run under the supervision of Charlie...
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1974 Gibson Les Paul Case

$295
1974 Gibson Les Paul Case 25 % off
CHECK OUT MY SHOP "MOD GUITARS" FOR OTHER HARD TO FIND GUITAR CASES AND SOME OF THE COOLEST GUITARS ON THE PLANET AT LOW PRICES!!! About this item: A very clean and excellent condition Gibson Les Paul hard-shell case that came new back in '74 with my '74 Les Paul. When I bought my '52 I sold the '74 and kept the case to store the '52 in as the original '52 case was not as sturdy. I recently...
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HOFNER BIZARRE C 1960 Arch top Tremolo System

$295
HOFNER BIZARRE C 1960 Arch top Tremolo System 25 % off
Rare as hen’s teeth! An original circa 1960 Hofner jazz guitar (arch top) tremolo system! EX RARE AND BIZARRE! Came new on a 1960 Hofner President as an add on option and was hardly ever used! Made in Germany by or for Hofner guitars. Complete assembly with trapeze! Internal rotating cam, large coil spring and a 12’ tremolo bar! PERFECT CONDITION! WORKS FLAWLESSLY! No pitting or scratching! The...
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1967 Standel (Knootz) 811S

$3,495
1967 Standel (Knootz) 811S 41 % off
This is one of the top of the line, professional quality, guitars that Standel manufactured. Model 811S manufactured 1967-1967. A FULL SIZE PROFESSIONAL JAZZ GUITAR. She is in exceptional condition overall! Only a handful of each of these models were built. Designed by the legendary Stan Knootz and built under his supervision at the Harptone factory in Newark, New Jersey circa 1967-8. In my...
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~1965 Standel semi-hollow body

$1,500
~1965 Standel semi-hollow body 24 % off
A very rare 60's Standel "semi" hollow body guitar made in California. Plays excellent and sounds super! Low action, slim and fast straight neck and excellent frets. Plays and sounds a lot like a Joe Maphis Mosrite! Original finish. GORGEOUS AND RARE BLUE COLOR!!! Very good original condition overall with some edge wear that gives her a cool vintage look! The body on this rare baby is made...
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1961 Melody Ultra Fantastico

$1,200
1961 Melody Ultra Fantastico 33 % off
A VERY, VERY RARE and very collectible Melody Ultra Fantastico with the early and highly desirable Stauffer head-stock!!! Made in 1961. ULTRA COOL MCM RETRO GUITAR!!! This was Melody guitars flagship, top of the line, BIZARRE electric guitar during the first years of their guitar manufacturing. . Only the first batch of these rare guitars were manufactured with the long Stauffer head-stock...
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~1965 Hagstrom Hagstrom III Case

$75
A 1960's original Hagstrom III case in overall excellent condition! PLEASE, SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY. PRICE IS FIRM. PP&I NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE. THE ONLY payment methods I accept: 1. Bank checks; tellers checks, cashier checks, money orders (no personal checks) 2. Money orders (all orders paid by US postal money orders will be shipped same day or next business day if you let me know) 3....
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~1965 STILES Scroll 3 pickup

$895
~1965 STILES Scroll 3 pickup 10 % off
Very, very rare 1960’s Lee Stiles 3 pickup scroll guitar in original condition! Only 3 pickup Stiles solid body I have ever seen! Guitar was entirely hand made by Gilbert Lee Stiles in his shop in Florida. Beautifully carved scroll body from a solid piece of mahogany as also the neck with carved scroll design on headstock. Fantastic inlaid fretboard incorporating about 140 mahogany, walnut and...
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~1965 Hagstrom Corvette

$1,495
~1965 Hagstrom Corvette 50 % off
A rare Hagstrom Corvette in outstanding condition overall! Beautiful trans red, red-burst finish! Set neck with low action, excellent frets and superb playability! These Van Ghent tuners are the best, in my opinion, ever produced during the 60's! Guitar plays and sounds totally fantastic!!! Guitar is light weight and very comfortable to play!!! All electronics function OK! Even the push buttons....
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1984 Ronaldo Geo

$1,500
1984 Ronaldo Geo 57 % off
Beautifully designed solid body electric guitar hand built by master luthier Ronaldo Orlandoni in Union City, NJ in 1984. Style and quality similar to BC Rich and Alembic of the same period. Neck though construction with a thin, fast, 24 fret neck and a wide fret-board. Kahler trem with Ronaldo custom wound pickups. Weighs a comfortable 8.5 pounds and comes with her original hard-shell case....
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1956 Premier Scroll

$1,795
1956 Premier Scroll 40 % off
A rare 1956-57 Premier Scroll guitar made in New York by the Multivox Company and in overall very good condition. This 50’s New York beauty is the desirable 2 pick-up version with a hand carved scroll body, gold hardware and the glitter pick guard (perfect). There is some finish flakes and checking with some wear (as expected) to the gold hardware and one of the gold tuners was replaced a very...
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1955 Tiesco Model 13 Jumbo Archtop

$1,500
1955 Tiesco Model 13 Jumbo Archtop 24 % off
Very, very RARE 1954-55 Tiesco Model 13 JUMBO BLOND arch top! I was looking through my guitars today and found one that I had forgot I owned! I bought this one about 10 years ago from a music dealer who bought it from the family of the original owner. I played it 3-4 times and loosened the strings, put it in line with several other guitars I own and forgot about it. What a surprise I had this...
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1965 Gretsch Anniversary Case

$165
1965 Gretsch Anniversary Case 44 % off
PLEASE, SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY. TAKE THE TIME TO FULLY READ LISTING AND STATE FULL NAME AND LOCATION IF YOU WOULD LIKE A RESPONSE. THANK YOU! Original Gretsch case for an Anniversary model, will fit other models too, I leave that up to buyer to decide. Heavy duty hard -shell case made from wood with oilcloth covering and plush burgundy lining. Absolutely sold as is, so do your homework and...
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1975 Conn Classical C-9

$195
1975 Conn Classical C-9 33 % off
PLEASE, SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY. TAKE THE TIME TO FULLY READ LISTING AND STATE FULL NAME AND LOCATION IF YOU WOULD LIKE A RESPONSE. THANK YOU! ORIGINALLY $295. . During the 1970’s some of the finest classical guitars were produced in Japan. Later production moved to Korea and China and quality went down. This Conn classical is in nearly new condition and would make a wonderful present...
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~1959 HERRNSDORF Space age Robot guitar

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An extremely rare Herrnsdorf, mid century modern, retro, space age electric guitar. Weird, robot looking, offset angular body with controls protruding on top! I was told many years ago by the European collector that sold me this guitar that it was made sometime between 1958-1960, putting its manufacture in the first few years of the space age and the race for space between the Americans and...
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~1967 Standel / Stan Koontz Bass 400C

$1,795
~1967 Standel / Stan Koontz Bass 400C 40 % off
Extremely rare Standel / Koontz electric bass guitar. According to a long time Standel collector there was an estimate of less than 20 of these built bearing the Standel name and 9 (including this one and the one he owns) have been accounted for. Probably making this the rarest of all the Standel / Koontz production models. This same model sometimes surfaces bearing the Harptone name and is...
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~1962 HOFNER Colorama II

$695
~1962 HOFNER Colorama II 22 % off
A super rare find is this C 1962 Hofner Colorama II in excellent vintage condition with its original case! Electronics function flawlessly Neck is straight, frets are excellent and action is low. Some edge wear, tiny nicks and scratches, etc nothing out of the ordinary for a vintage guitar in excellent condition. Awesome vintage vibes!!! These early bolt on neck Hofners are hollow body and...
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1968 HOFNER Very Thin 4600 EV2

$695.08
1968 HOFNER Very Thin 4600 EV2 22 % off
A very rare Hofner, Very Thin, electric guitar model 4600 E2V. The last of the 60’s Very Thins. This model made from 1968-1970 and the best one as far as I am concerned. This is the thinist body and the one without body binding. Body is only about 1” at edges and about 2” deep at center, see photo. Guitar is in excellent overall condition. The body (body only) was sanded and refinished is a...
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1965 Tiesco SS4L

$899
1965 Tiesco SS4L 54 % off
A rare Melody branded Tiesco SS4L. Nicest example I have ever seen. Some tiny nicks and some edge wear around headstock. Straight neck, low action, frets nearly new, all chrome like new, all electronics work like new, tuners like new. Gorgeous deep red color just like Ry Cooder's. GORGEOUS EXAMPLE OF A RARE AND DESIRABLE RETRO GUITAR!!! PLEASE, SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY. PRICE IS FIRM....
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