MOD GUITARS
Jonathan
Online Only

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 $65. fee for international transfers 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 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.

Found 46 matches

~1963 Burns Split Sonic

$1,995
Here is a fantastic example of one of the finest Burns electric guitars ever built! I took her in on trade last year and am selling her at what I have into her. Price is firm. “cash” sale only. She came from an Irish collector who had relocated to Europe. She is in top collector’s grade condition and sounds and plays like new. Awesome 60‘s “Burns split sound”!!! She even has her original case...
See More >>

1966 HOFNER 1st Run Violin Guitar

$4,995
EX RARE, 1966, 1ST PRODUCTION RUN, FOR SELMER, HOFNER VIOLIN GUITAR! According to Hofner only about 200 of these “first run” models were produced. No model number was designated, just “the violin guitar”. The first 100, manufactured in the summer of ‘66, went to Selmer to be distributed in September 1966 and are believed to have been numbered 101 - 200, as only a small number of survivors have...
See More >>

1956 Premier Scroll

$2,500
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...
See More >>

1955 Tiesco Model 13 Jumbo Archtop

$1,795
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...
See More >>

1967 Mosrite Double Neck 6&12

$2,750
Rare and desirable Mosrite double neck electric guitar! 6 & 12. Overall good condition with s fair amount of cosmetic wear; finish chips, scratches and some finish checking, see photos. Nothing structural or cracked. (1” chiped out (missing) of the 12 string binding at the bass side very bottom). Both necks are straight, actions are low and frets are very good. All original as far as I could...
See More >>

1971 Gibson SG 250

$1,495
1971 Gibson SG 250. One of the rarer 70’s Gibson SG’s with single coil pickups. Sorta cross between a Tele and a Strat. Plays and sounds excellent. Low action, excellent frets, straight neck, flawless electronics and flawless tuners. Wide range of sounds. This is the top of the line version of this model with 2 pickups and the sunburst finish. When I bought her, several years ago, her owner had...
See More >>

2004 Fender® American Vintage '52 Telecaster®

$1,200
Fender, AMERICAN Vintage ‘52 Telecaster. Made in the USA in 2004-2005. This guitar is absolutely gorgeous. Trans butterscotch blonde! After I bought this one I decided to sell my ‘72 Tele. This one plays better, sounds better and is considerably lighter (about 7 ½ pounds). I bought it 4-5 years ago from the original owner, a middle aged man, who wanted to learn to play country music. After half...
See More >>

~1998 Carvin DC 1400

$995
Awesome Carvin DC 1400 in translucent green with a knock your socks off quilted maple top! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous guitar!!! Near mint condition! This was Carvin’s top of the line guitar, retailing at $2,000. This is a fantastic example! The quilted green, translucent top is to die for. Guitar has very little play time on it. Neck through construction, ebony fretboard, giant, gorgeous...
See More >>

1965 Gretsch® Anniversary Case

$199
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 make sure it will fit your guitar before purchasing. I have no idea what other models it fits. It came with my '65 Anniversary and the person who...
See More >>

1975 Conn Classical C-9

$199
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 for someone interested in classical guitar playing. This guitar has no issues and is in exceptional condition. You may never see another 40 year old vintage classical...
See More >>

1965 Vox Shadow

$499
A rare English made 1965 Vox Shadow. This was The top of the line guitar that Vox was producing at the time and featured a solid mahogany body, solid maple neck, 3 pickups and tremolo system. It is very versatile yet a very light weight guitar (just under 7 lbs) that is a very comfortable player and won’t break your back or wallet. Overall excellent condition with some minor nicks and scratches...
See More >>

~1984 BC RICO (BC RICH) Wave

$1,200
A very rare BC Rico (BC Rich) Wave designed by Bernie Rico and manufactured at the prestigious Nagoya plant in Japan between 1982-1984 ("Nagoya, Japan" = "NJ" Series also became known as the New Jersey Series because NJ is also the abbreviation for New Jersey. BUYER BEWARE: If it reads "NJ Series" on headstock it is a later Korean made guitar. The earlier C. '82-84 guitars, like this one, were...
See More >>

~1959 HERRNSDORF Space age Robot guitar

$2,500
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...
See More >>

~1967 Standel / Stan Koontz Bass 400C

$1,795
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...
See More >>

~1962 HOFNER Colorama II

$750
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...
See More >>

1982 BC RICO (BC RICH) RW 9B

$795
A gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous BC Rico acoustic dreadnaught in highly desirable birds eye maple designed by Bernie Rico and manufactured at the prestigious Nagoya plant in Japan between 1982-1984. Solid spruce top with birds eye maple sides and back in excellent overall condition with no repairs or any issues at all, just minor handling wear and very minor play wear. All original with straight...
See More >>

1947 Harmony WHALING / NAUTICAL

$195
Re-offered for sale due to non payer: Name: Rich Shafferman Email: rshafferman@contractscpa.com Phone: 5402260861 Here is a 1940's - early 50’s Folk Art Nautical / whaling Americana Archtop Guitar; Most likely a Harmony. Here is a super cool old American arch top guitar! In the day it was decorated in nautical ; whaling motifs during the mid century. The original pick-guard is painted as...
See More >>

~1940 Otwin Olymp

$595
LUTHIER’S PROJECT: SOMEONE WILL GET A VERY RARE GUITAR AT A BARGAIN. I PAID $1,200. FOR HER SEVERAL YEARS AGO AS A PROJECT I HAVE NOT GOTTON TO YET! Very rare late 30’s - early 40’s Otwin Olymp! Awesome big, bizarre German, curvatious, arch top, jazz box with a wide lower bout (about 17”) beneath a smaller upper bout (about 11“)! Awesome thunderbolt sound holes, beautiful checkered binding,...
See More >>

2013 Ovation Melissa Etheridge owned

Call
Melissa Etheridge owned and played Ovation, Custom Elite acoustic/electric guitar. Serial number K13100007. A significant, historically important offering pertaining to gay freedom, rights and dignity and her monumental hit “Uprising of Love”. Melissa wrote the words to her song all over the top of this guitar and it is documented in a video. For more information, more photos and video links...
See More >>

1965 Egmond 3V Typhoon

$395
1965 Egmond 3V Typhoon. This was Egmond’s top of the line electric solid body guitar back in 1965. It is a very scarce guitar. A super cool looking, made in Holland, with 3 pickups, deep green vinyl covering, pearloid pick-guard and matching headstock. Straight meaty neck with plenty of life left in frets. The pearloid headstock veneer must have been pulling away many years ago and someone...
See More >>

1968 HOFNER Very Thin 4600 EV2

$799
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...
See More >>

~1958 Huttl ? Framus? archtop acoustic

$399
Super cool jazz guitar made in Germany probably by Wolfgang Huttl, circa 1956-1960. One of the more bizarre arch-tops produced in the golden era of guitar production and a real looker too! She has what it takes to stand out in a crowd; looks, nice tonal range and great projection by the addition of an extra sound hole! …..AND TONS OF MOJO!!! Check out her gorgeous checker binding and that...
See More >>

~1982 Yamaha SSC500

$499
Yamaha SSC500, MIJ early 80’s electric guitar in outstanding condition. These very scarce guitars were made from 1980-81. They were beautifully made using solid woods with set necks. The design is very striking, well thought and well balanced. This one is the natural finish and the photos do not do this guitar justice. Some say this guitar is a cross between a Strat and a SG. The guitar is...
See More >>

~1958 Gibson Chipboard alligator case

$75
PLEASE, SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY. PRICE IS FIRM. PP&I NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE. STATE FULL NAME AND LOCATION WHEN INQUIRING. SORRY, NO PAYPAL, PERSONAL CHECKS OR CREDITCARDS. I ACCEPT MONEY ORDERS, DEALER CHECKS WITH BUSINESS NAME, WESTERN UNION, BANK TRANSFERS WITHIN THE CONTINENTAL USA (small fee applies) AND CASH.PAGE BEFORE CONTACTING ME. THANK YOU! 1950’s “GIBSON ALLIGATOR” CASE FOR...
See More >>

~1965 Mosrite Semie's OWN Joe Maphis II

$6,500
SEMIE MOSELEY’S JOE MAPHIS II 1960’S MOSRITE ELECTRIC GUITAR! A very rare offering. This was actually Semie Moseley’s own Joe Maphis II guitar. The Mosrite Joe Maphis II that was owned and played by "the man" himself! During Semie Mosley’s last production years at Jonas Ridge, NC guitar production went on very slowly. Semi often worked alone and often completed only a few guitars a week. Semie...
See More >>

1965 Tiesco SS4L

$1,200
I have met my quota, this year, of non payers and scam artists on this guitar. PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT ME UNLESS YOU ARE SERIOUSLY INTERESTED AND HAVE THE CASH TO BUY THIS GUITAR. PLEASE, SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY. PRICE IS FIRM. PP&I NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE. STATE FULL NAME AND LOCATION WHEN INQUIRING. SORRY, NO PAYPAL, PERSONAL CHECKS OR CREDITCARDS. I ACCEPT MONEY ORDERS, DEALER CHECKS WITH...
See More >>

~1964 STILES Electric Mandolin

$795
Extremely rare Lee Stiles 1960’s electric mandolin with original case. Only 2 known examples!!! Stiles guitars from the 60’s are becoming cult classics. This little gem is an important part of American guitar history. It is in very good overall condition and still functions well. Beautiful red-burst color with Stiles logo on peg-head. Original Kluson tuners are excellent. There are some minor...
See More >>

~1978 Gruggett Brass Rail

$6,500
Ex Rare Gruggett Brass Rail electric guitar c 1978. After Bill Gruggett helped Semi Mosley design and build his brass rails in the 1975-76 period, Bill started manufacturing his own. In my opinion, they were better built, better designed and are amongst the finest electric guitars ever built. I love these brass rails. Every one is different. They are the sweetest sounding and lowest action...
See More >>

~1968 Julio Giulietti arch top jazz guitar

$695
Julio Giulietti was a New York accordion maker in the 1930’-40’s who moved his production to Italy in the 1950’s and imported guitars to the US in the 1960’s. This guitar is a wonderful example in a most beautiful orange sunburst. She is in excellent condition overall with very little play time on her. She has some finish checking and a small touch up with red paint around the input jack where...
See More >>

~1972 Framus CARAVELLE VARIENT

$495
A very high quality guitar for little money! Built as well or better than a same period Gibson 335! A very high quality professional instrument for very little money! Rare Framus semi-hollow body experimental, one off, prototype??? Here is an extremely well built semi-hollow electric by Framus in Germany, made circa 1972-73. This was previously unknown to the Framus Museum until a few years...
See More >>