MOD GUITARS
Jonathan
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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 $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.

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~1965 Wandre Cobra

$1,995
YOU WILL NEVER SEE ANOTHER WANDRE COBRA IN THIS CONDITION ON THE NET AGAIN AT THIS PRICE! I MUST MOVE SOME GUITARS NOW! THEN PRICES GO BACK UP! PAYMENT BY US POSTAL MONEY ORDERS ONLY. ITEM SHIPS SAME DAY AS PAYMENT IS RECEIVED. PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE PP&I. SORRY, DUE TO AN UNSCRUPULOUS NON PAYER, I WILL NOT SHIP THIS GUITAR TO NEW HAMPSHIRE, VERMONT OR MASSACHUSETTS. A super example of...
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unknown guitar body

$29
MOD GUITARS POST XMAS SALE GOING ON NOW! MANY GUITARS REDUCED! CHECK OUT MY OTHER LISTINGS FOR BEST PRICES ON VINTAGE AND RARE GUITARS! About this item......UNKNOWN, PROJECT, NON FUNCTIONING, SOLD AS IS GUITAR BODY. White finish has aged a nice cream color. FREE CONTINENTAL USA SHIPPING!!! ONLY $29.00. MUST PAY VIA US POSTAL MONEY ORDER ONLY!
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1965 Gretsch® Single Anniversary Pickguard

$100
GRETSCH 1960’S SINGLE ANNIVERSARY GUITAR PICKGUARD. A single anniversary guard for an early 60’s Gretsch, with bracket and hardware as in photos. Excellent! 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...
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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...
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1966 Contessa Jazz

$695
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. A gorgeous example of a rare 60’s Italian jazz guitar in near mint condition....
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~1968 Hagstrom 12 string David Bowie

$250
Rare Hagstrom 12 String Dreadnaught Guitar As Played By David Bowie! A rare and desirable Hagstrom 12 string dreadnaught, of the type used and played by David Bowie from the late 60’s through the 70’s. Absolutely one of the finest Hagstrom acoustics ever made, a full size dreadnaught top professional quality guitar. Bowie wrote his early songs on a guitar just like this and appeared in numerous...
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1965 Vox Shadow

$495
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...
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~1984 BC RICO (BC RICH) Wave

$995
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...
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~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...
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~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...
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~1962 HOFNER Colorama II

$650
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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1982 BC RICO (BC RICH) RW 9B

$995
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...
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1947 Harmony WHALING / NAUTICAL

$199
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 a whale. There is a large fouled anchor, mid body, beneath the strings. There is what appears to be a starfish or ray between...
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~1940 Otwin Olymp

$500
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,...
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1965 Egmond 3V Typhoon

$275
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...
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~1958 Huttl ? Framus? archtop acoustic

$350
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...
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~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...
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~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...
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~1965 Mosrite Semie's OWN Joe Maphis II

$5,000
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. 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 had his ups and downs in the business; bankruptcy, moving to several...
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1965 Tiesco SS4L

$895
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. She is not cheap, but worth every penny! Comes with newer top quality hardshell case that fits it...
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1983 Peavey Mystic

$650
A very scarce and beautifully designed early 80’s, Peavey Mystic, made in USA, in a striking lipstick red color, in like new condition, with original case, a virtual time capsule!!! A very well made and a very versatile guitar, powerful twin blade humbucker pickups, coil splitting, tremolo system, 23 fret fretboard, and string through body construction. I bought this one several years ago at...
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~1964 STILES Electric Mandolin

$799
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...
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1968 Mosrite Ventures V

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One of the very last 60’s authentic Mosrite Ventures guitars ever built, possibly the last and unrecorded to date. Serial number B 1506, dating this instrument to Bakersfield, early 1968 production. The Mosrite site ends at a recorded #1499 for Ventures V production with a non Ventures V serial number starting in the 1520’s, indicating that production ended between these numbers. Excellent...
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~1978 Gruggett Brass Rail

$5,500
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...
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~1968 Julio Giulietti arch top jazz guitar

$495
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...
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1985 Gibson Les Paul, Spirit II XLP 400

$2,500
An extremely rare 1985 Gibson, Les Paul, Spirit II XLP 400, ebony; made only in 1985! In my opinion, the best and most versatile Les Paul style Gibson guitar ever built. A state of the art, beautifully designed and expertly engineered piece of rock 'n roll machinery. She is a black beauty, hard rocking, killer machine in excellent overall condition with a hockey stick headstock, Grover tuners,...
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~1972 Framus CARAVELLE VARIENT

$499
A very high quality guitar for little money! Built as well or better than a same period Gibson 335! 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 ago when I contacted them about it. In the 70's Framus was treading...
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1986 Mosrite Ventures

$3,500
A very rare offering. This beautiful Ventures Mosrite guitar was hand built by Semie Moseley at Jonas Ridge, NC in 1986. It was the 49th guitar that he built that year and signed by him on the back of the headstock in 1987. Semie did not sell it and put it aside as an excellent example of one of the last reissue Mosrite Ventures he made. It was part of his personal collection when he passed away...
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1962 Framus Caravelle

$499
Early 60’s Framus Caravelle! With the RARE "Super MB" chrome pick-up/pick-guard assembly. Here is a very nice Framus jazz arch top in very good condition. Burnt orange sunburst color with straight neck and excellent frets. The neck on this guitar is thin and fast as opposed to nearly all arch tops of this period. This guitar plays excellent and sounds Soooooo sweet.. Very good overall with...
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1962 Silvertone 574H/141OL

$450
A very RARE Silvertone 574H/141OL, introduced in the Fall of 1962 and retired in 1963. Sears “thrift model“. least expensive electric guitar at that time ($38.95.). Historically important! Awesome bird’s eye maple body with translucent red finish! “Cookie cutter” slab body with DeArmond “cheeze grater” pick up! Beat that! Super early retro design with a fat neck. Neck is straight, action is...
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