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1960 GIBSON ES-335 TDN natural

for those who seek the best of the best. AN ULTRA RARE natural finish ES-335 in 9.9 condition , factory bigsby , custom made ptate coverd the holes to play it as a stop tail. Formally owned and played by Martin Barre of Jethro Tull. comes with fill documentation. original case, . medium neck [ transitional] . serious inquiries only . Please no emails on this . if you ARE serious please call Bruce at 585-424-3369. . this is an awesome guitar as collectable as they come and yet still a wonderfull player with all the best you wouldexpect from a Gibson of this era. many more photos upon request. photo 1 photo2 photo3 photo4 ..45K sold

 

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NEW INDY CUSTOM Reliced Strat seafoam

Diamond Strings is proud be be offering 'custom made and hand reliced] Indy Custom Guitars! they makee them in many styles ,no two are alike,. They offer Mustangs, Strats , Jag-Tele's [ very cool!] in assorted colors and levels of relicing!! at prices literally UNHEARD of!! here is a good recent example !! photo 1 strat style call for more info 585-424-3369

 

1910 MARTIN 00-28

VERY RARE! It's not too hard to find a 0-28 .but, look around for a'00-28' They just do not come for sale often. Beautiful Brazilain rosewood. , ebony board 12 fret, and in striking condition. There was a bridge change somewhere in it's life to a slightly larger one. It has since been restored back it by a TOP notch pro shop to it's orignal .Some of the best in the business have had a chance to see this instrument and all agree , it's in great shape with a bridge repair done with a small touch up as well as they can be done. The finish is beautiful and also original as is everything on this guitar.It shows just the slightest of playware as this guitar has been continually loved for over 100 years!! It has never beend strung with anything but Silk and Steel strings or Gut. The top is in great condition.In our experiece this is absoltely one of the finest Martin 's of this period for volume and tone. It almost seems impossible for a guitar of this size to produce the volume it does. It's simply sounds perfect. It would not dissapoint the very best and most discriminating of players. Comes with a new Hardshell case and priced well under book value. Recently repriced to SELL to someone who who play it and appraciate it for it's exceptional tone. . an easy 8.5 condtion. Photo1 photo2 photo3 photo4 photo5 photo6 photo7 photo8 photo9 photo10 photo11 photo12 Price is now $11.800 and all serious offers considered. SOLD

 

2009 Fender MIM 'Players Strat'

see- thru crimson with a redish tourtoise shell guard. . maple C 12" radius neck is just amazingly comfy.It plays and looks as good as they get!! Comesstock with three 'noiseless pickups and special selector button to get even more sounds!! Set up here personally by 'you know who' . So, you know it plays better then any off ' the rack' . comes with Fender logo gig bag , [ Fender fiber hardcase available for $80 extra! ] all of it in top condition!! $525 photo 1 photo2 photo3 photo4 photo5

 

2010 Hamer Velocity II bass [ active] crimson see-thru red

a Great bass.!! amazing strong clear and low tones comes from the 2-J style active pickups, Wide flat 5 pieve neck profile plays with amazinly low action. Frets have been leveled fairly low so it feels almost [ but not really ] like a frettless bass!!. It's a joy to hold , play and hear. Listed at a very afforable price , comes with gig bag , [New hard case available.] $450 photo1 photo2 photo3 photo4

 

Fender Esprit 'ultra' Greenburst circa 1984

famed and rare [ especially in green] predesessor to the Robin Ford model. here's some facts:The Esprit was the predecessor to the Robben Ford Signature Model, which was basically the same guitar in a custom shop version (pic of Robben with Esprit Ultra). Fender had been trying to steal a portion of Gibson's market for many years, namely a guitar with dual humbuckers on a double-cutaway body; guitars like the Coronado, Wildwood, Starcaster, etc. In the mid-80's Fender's effort was the "Master Series", which included the semi-solidbody Flame and Esprit , and the D'Aquisto hollowbodies, with 3 models in each line, priced according to cosmetic appointments. The Esprit, very similar to the Flame but in a slightly (14" vs. 13") larger body, came in 3 different models with the top of the line being this Ultra model which features nice cosmetic touches like fancy fretboard inlays, multi-layer binding on body, neck, and headstock, Ebony tuner buttons, and gold hardware. The Ultra was the top of the line followed by the Elite, and then the Standard. Other features of the Esprit Ultra include symmetrical chambered Alder body with Spruce top and set-neck, 3-pc maple neck with Ebony fretboard, 24 3/4" scale (same as Gibson), special Schaller humbuckers and Schaller hardware including roller-saddle bridge and tailpiece with fine tuners. Electronics are a pair of Schaller humbuckers, controlled by 3-way switch and coil splitter switch to allow choice of humbucker of single coil toes. The Master Series had a brief run, with the Esprit officially produced from ca. '84 to '86 but actual production run was less than 2 years. Total production for this model is said to be only around 4,000 units. Here's a good site for the Master Series - http://www.masterseriesguitars.com - with a lot of info on all of the models. Esprit's have become highly prized guitars, due to their rarity and the fact that they're great guitars, comes with non-original HC, VG+ condition. $1650 photo1 photo2 photo3 photo4 photo5 [ more photos soon]SOLD

 

1963 Hofner model 173 [ very rare 'Gagliano' house model] ' Fiesta red

really nice original early hofner in ' fiesta red' nice aged natural checking and in great shape. .From our research, we have deduced that ''Gagliano" was one of small handfull of model 173's made for a house brand . This was not uncommon in the guitar industry. Gibson and Martin of course had done this for many years with their assorted models all of which are highly collectable. Three strong pickups. Tons of tonal variations. Plasy great!! even has the original hard case. also in great shape! . a Hofner collectors dream. and priced right ! $795 photo1 photo2 photo3 [just set up ,more photos soon]

 

 

 

 

1960's IDEAL 'Beatle bass clone , made in japan . Greenburst and autographed by PETER TORK, MICKY DOLENZ and DAVY JONES

still has black tape wound strings. sounds like any hofner I've ever played and if you want that 60's tone . This bass delives and is just so cool in greenburst . But .. autographed by the three ' touring Monkees'. I guarantee these are authentic signatures. AND, . they can be easily referenced on line . .! [ for starters Davy only signed his name David Jones. ] . plays great too! . W/GB [ new HC $75 extra] $450 trades considered. photo1 photo2 photo3 photo4 photo5 photo6 photo7

 

1990's NOS RICKENSLACKER XII Rick copy .

like a 325 [ john Lennon] body but with a folk sized XII neck .Looks awesome, taoaster pickups, plasy great. and still gets 'the sound' , no more having to squeeze your fingers into the skinny rock neck. comes with used or new HC, $495photo1 photo2 photo3

 

1985 IBANEZ Roadstar Bass -RED

A very cool well made japanese bass from the 'era'. Huge bright and big bass tone ,well balanced two pickups ,top has black binding on a very red body., Seen it's share of rock and roll wars! Well worn. many dings and touched up area mostly along bottom sides of the body .Still, 100% sound and the front is still the best looking area! . Plays perfect with low action. . Truly sounds like a very expensive bass, but it's not.W/gb $295 --stock photo new photos on reguest

 

1983 Fender 'ELITE' bass I black

First year Fender active pickup bass.. A fantastic dead on 63' profile neck on a rosewood board. .Bridge has tine tuners . all origianl , in excellent condition. Sounds fantastic!! sorry no original case but comes with new W/GB [ HC $40 extra] $875 photo1 photo2 photo3

 

2003 Fender Aerodyne bass / black with Creme binding

Fender Jazz Bass Aerodyne J-Bass from 2004 made in Japan nicely build (first year of production with straight in jack not like later versions with strat-like jack in) First year purchased new(as usual for me!) , Pickups are EMG's [ all stock] color-black with cream body binding- head stock matches color of body. has dual precision-jazz pickup at bridge configuration giving it many tonal possibilities! (easy to play, fast neck like a 60's J-bass] ) hardware is a gun-metal color, body contour is unique to Fender(you need to play this one...very comfortable). comes with gig bag. or new hardshell case for $40 extra. $795photo1 photo2 photo3 photo4 photo5 photo6

 

2003 Schecter 'Diamond series ' C-4 trans red

Schecter Diamond (sound familiar!) Series C-4 Korea -from 2003 all parts original .Excellent condition-no case EMG-HZ active pickups-nice punch- Quilted amber color with diamond shaped inlays along fret board neck- gold accoutrements(hardware). 5 piece neck profile is somewhere between a classic P and a J bass 34" scale . This bass sounds absolutely awesome!! It looks awesome. Its made beautifully and very well balanced! . What you get for this price is simply believable.!! and it's like new!! comes with a gig bag. $425 .00 hardshell case is $40 extra. photo1 photo2 photo3 photo4

 

 

 

 

NEW Waterstone 'Sandman' 1950's 'Premier ' syle scroll guitar in gold

with two lipstick tube humbuckers. this IS the kewlest guitar on the block!!!! . plays and looks awesome. a real retro design with modern hot pickups!! photo 1 .$395 call. 585-424-3369

 

1996 FENDER USA Fretless Jazz bass special , Black

strings through, active electronics, plays perfect with low action and no buzzes.Rosewood board ,Fender fiber case too! $695!!!

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1965 MEAZZI 'Hollywood' bass very rare short short scale Italian bass

26 1/2" [ now THAT is short!] and it plays and sounds BIG , in three color sunburst and great condition!! . all original. dare i say it?? almost too kewl!! W/HC $595 photo1 photo2 photo3 photo4sold

 

1980 Daion Power XX bass. in trans-green!!!

a very rare bass. top quality workmanship. almost impossible to find anywhere. VG+ condition $1,295 OHSC photo1 photo2 photo3 photo4 photo5 photo6 photo7 sold

 

NEW WATERSTONE Cresent moon BASS, reverse blueburst

one of very few ever made. not listed by Waterstone and not on ebay. this is IT!! . two very strong pickups and very well balanced. plays perfect. This was made to be a copy of a rare Kawai model from the70's. $625 .00 with Waterstone GB, photo1 photo2 photo3 photo4 photo5 hold

 

1967 HAGSTROM III black

the real deal. some replaced switches , some checking lines small hole filled on hadstock[ some had drilled a 1/4" hole to hang it up with once. WE fixed it. W/OSC plays perfect. photo1 photo2 photo3 photo4 photo5 $795

 

1966 HAGSTROM KENT bass [ Hagstrom I] BLACK

This is the original Kent bass. hard to find one that has it all. Plays and works great. low action 30" scale. All original parts, clean plastic top and vinyl covered wood body. Very few around with the gold grill. Love em or hate em' . very few folks are in the middle with originals Hagstroms . But all are amazed at how great they sound. With their light weight , they are also a pleasure to play. with original gray case, EX- $825 photo1 photo2 photo3 photo4

 
1980's Scavenger BASS in BLACK

RARE to find a wing series bass., full 34" scale , really cool symmetrical body bass with P-bass Diaries [?]. on very decent condition, played but not abused. W/HC $525 photo1 photo3 photo4 photo5

1980's Scavenger BASS in off-white

RARE to find a wing series bass., full 34" scale , really cool symmetrical body bass with P-bass Diaries [?]. on very decent condition, played but not abused. W/HC $525 photo1 photo2 photo3 photo4 photo5 ..

 
1967 HAGSTROM XII solid body black

. Formally owned and also recorded with by Vern Miller bassist of The Remains [ They opened for the beatles on their 1966 tour] . Comes with signed letter. It's all there ,however tuners have been upgraded to mini grovers [ I loveto keep things original but let's face it , these are MUCH better tuners if you are going to play it. And playing these guitars is a great experience. flat wide neck makes it perhps the best feeling XII neck profile ever. Low action like all hagstroms are famous for. And, it is still not top heavy. These models aer getting hard to find .Outside of a few checking lines this is in beautiful condition!! $995 photo1 photo2 photo3 photo4 photo5 sold

 

1966/67? HAGSTROM VIII eight string in WHITE #066 ultra rare!![great NEW PRICE]

an incredibly RARE hagstrom . not listed in usual hag listing anywhere. These models were offered in sunburst or Red mahogany. But, some where made in white . at least a few have turned up and even been written about in publications. This is the first we're seen. It's in very good condition, all original with the exception of one replaced slider switch. comes with New hardcase. $1,695.00 or beset offer ,photo1 photo2 photo3 photo4

 

1987 GIBSON 61 RI SG red mahogany

A real beauty , This is an early SG RI and it's all original and it is truly in great condition. original everything play with incredible low action and no buzzing. Gibson logo case is brown with the pink plush lining and pink satin inner cover. $1625 photo1 photo2 photo3 photo4 photo5 photo6

 

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1987 GIBSON 61 RI SG red mahogany

A real beauty , This is an early SG RI and it's all original and it is truly in great condition. original everything play with incredible low action and no buzzing. Gibson logo case is brown with the pink plush lining and pink satin inner cover. $1625 photo1 photo2 photo3 photo4 photo5 photo6

 

Fender Esprit 'ultra' Greenburst circa 1984

famed and rare [ especially in green] predesessor to the Robin Ford model. here's some facts:The Esprit was the predecessor to the Robben Ford Signature Model, which was basically the same guitar in a custom shop version (pic of Robben with Esprit Ultra). Fender had been trying to steal a portion of Gibson's market for many years, namely a guitar with dual humbuckers on a double-cutaway body; guitars like the Coronado, Wildwood, Starcaster, etc. In the mid-80's Fender's effort was the "Master Series", which included the semi-solidbody Flame and Esprit , and the D'Aquisto hollowbodies, with 3 models in each line, priced according to cosmetic appointments. The Esprit, very similar to the Flame but in a slightly (14" vs. 13") larger body, came in 3 different models with the top of the line being this Ultra model which features nice cosmetic touches like fancy fretboard inlays, multi-layer binding on body, neck, and headstock, Ebony tuner buttons, and gold hardware. The Ultra was the top of the line followed by the Elite, and then the Standard. Other features of the Esprit Ultra include symmetrical chambered Alder body with Spruce top and set-neck, 3-pc maple neck with Ebony fretboard, 24 3/4" scale (same as Gibson), special Schaller humbuckers and Schaller hardware including roller-saddle bridge and tailpiece with fine tuners. Electronics are a pair of Schaller humbuckers, controlled by 3-way switch and coil splitter switch to allow choice of humbucker of single coil toes. The Master Series had a brief run, with the Esprit officially produced from ca. '84 to '86 but actual production run was less than 2 years. Total production for this model is said to be only around 4,000 units. Here's a good site for the Master Series - http://www.masterseriesguitars.com - with a lot of info on all of the models. Esprit's have become highly prized guitars, due to their rarity and the fact that they're great guitars, comes with non-original HC, VG+ condition. $1650 photo1 photo2 photo3 photo4 photo5 [ more photos soon]

 

2009 Fender MIM 'Players Strat

see- thru crimson with a redish tourtoise shell guard. . maple C 12" radius neck is just amazingly comfy. plays and looks as good as they get!! Set up here personally by 'you know who' . So, you know it plays better then any off ' the rack' . comes with Fender logo gig bag , [ Fender fiber hardcase availble for $80 extra! ] all of it in top condition!! $575 photo 1 photo2 photo3 photo4 photo5

 

 

vintage hagstroms

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1967 HAGSTROM III black

the real deal. some replaced switches , some checking lines small hole filled on hadstock[ some had drilled a 1/4" hole to hang it up with once. WE fixed it. W/OSC plays perfect. photo1 photo2 photo3 photo4 photo5 $795

 

1965 Hagstrom III red in great condition a small piece of the pickguard was broken off but, repaired by theshop at Diamond strings. Not invisible but not bad. It plays perfect and still looks and sounds great!! $750 w/ GB . spft case available. photo1 photo2 photo3 call for more photos SOLD

 

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1910 MARTIN 00-28

VERY RARE! It's not too hard to fidn a 0-28 .but, look around for more of this model. They just do not come for sale often. Beautiful Brazilain rosewood. , ebony board 12 fret, and in striking condition. There was a bridge change somewhere in it's life to a slightly larger one. It has since been restored back it by a TOP notch pro shop to it's orignal .Some of the best in the business have had a chance to see this instrumetn and all agree , it's in great shape with a bridge repair done with a small touch up as well as they can be done. The finish is beautiful and also original as is everything on this guitar.It shows just the slightest of playware as this guitar has been continually loved for over 100 years!! It has never beend strung with anything but Silk and Steel strings or Gut. The top is in great condition.In our experiece this is absoltely one of the finest Martin 's of this period for volume and tone. It almost seems impossible for a guitar of this size to produce the volume it does. It's simply sounds perfect. It would not dissapoint the very best of and most discriminating of players. Comes with a new Hardshell case and priced well under book value. at $11,800. an easy 8.5 condtion. Photo1 photo2 photo3 photo4 photo5 photo6 photo7 photo8 photo9 photo10 photo11 photo12 SOLD!!!

 

WATERSTONE BASSES AND GUITARS

Diamondstrings is proud to be a Waterstone guitar dealer. These are new on the scene but we feel they represent one of the very finest instruments coming out of Korea today [ and as a lot of you already know , that ain't like yesterday] . Cool styles and even cooler colors. We offer the best prices available anywhere for these. CALL..........585-424-3369.........

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NEW [nos] WATERSTONE RST natural quilted maple

a great retro design, best described as a cross between a Rickenbacker 360 and a Gibson 330 [ Epiphone casino] . top bound, bigsby style trem, 2 P-90's, F-hole, pearloid guard . Maple top and Paulownia[ korean light mahogany] back. . these guitars simply sound fantastic . I doubt you'll find a better new guitar buy for the money. Literally everyone who tries Waterstone guitars is very impressed at the amazing value . We have the RST model in natural quilt and also in blue sparkle top finishes. Comes with top quality logo Gigbag, $495 natural quilt photo1 photo2 photo3 photo4 photo5

 

NEW WATERSTONE Cresent moon BASS, reverse blueburst

one of very few ever made. no longer in productin . . not listed any longer by Waterstone and not on ebay. this is IT!! . two very strong pickups andvery well balanced. plays perfect. Thsi was made to be a copy of a rare Kawai model from the 70's. $650.00 with Waterstone GB, photo1 photo2 photo3 photo4 photo5

 

NEW Waterstone 'Sandman' 1950's 'Premier ' syle scroll guitar in gold

with two lipstick tube humbuckers. this IS the kewlest guitar on the block!!!! . plays and looks awesome. a real retro design with modern pickups!! we are Waterstone dealers and can get these in assorted colors at the best prices. .photo1 call. 585-424-3369

 

NEW WATERSTONE 'WWAS' 'JAG-STYLE' in Green sparkle

whata showstopper adn two hunbuckers !! lare green flake sparkle. The pickups aer strong teh photos shows one with a chrome cover but that is just a suggestion. . it comes without the covers. nice white pearloid pickguard and a great profile neck . Here's some specs please call for prices photo1 photo2 photo3 photo4

 

Body Type: Basswood solid body, bolt-on neck

Body Size: 13" W x 17 ¼ " L x 1 ¼ " Thick

Pickups: Two Humbucker

Controls: One volume, one tone, three position one selector

Bridge: Classic hard tail, 4-bolt

Nut Width: 43mm (1.69"), bone

Scale Length: 648mm (25.5")

Frets: 23

Neck Style: Standard (.8 at first fret)

Finishes: Blue sparkle; Red sparkle; Green sparkle

Strings: 0.010

Case: Waterstone padded gig case

 

NEW WATERSTONE 'LULU' P-style trans-red [ also in vintage yellow!!]

a beautiful P style bass , cool bound body [ contoured bask] with F-hole. Flamed maple top , Paulownia back, maple board, great wide neck. like a classic P bass, sounds every bit as good as any I've played. comes with top quality logo gigbag, $550photo1 photo2 photo3 photo4 photo5 photo1 photo2 photo3 photo4

here are some specs :

Body Type: Paulownia solid body, bolt neck

Body Size: 13 ½ "W x 16"L x 1 ½ " Thick

Pickups: 2 split single coil

Controls: one volume, one tone

Bridge: Saddle-o-matic

Nut Width: 1 3/4", bone

Scale Length: 864mm (34")

Frets: 21

Neck Style: medium taper

Unique Features: F-Hole rout

Case: Hardshell case

 

NEW Waterstone RPM bass J-style bass natural quilted maple

Just awesome to look at. and just as good to play and listen to. The RRM bass is an awesome machine. Bound body with contoured back, amazing quilt maple, made in Korea, One of the best basses for money you will find anywhere. Find out why Waterstone is fast making a great reputation for themselves. W/GB $525photo1 photo2 photo3 photo4

 

NEW WATERSTONE 'WWAS 'GREEN SPARKLE

JAG-style two humbuckers

too kewl , !!!!!! W/GB $450 photo1 photo2 photo3 photo4

 

NEW WATERSTONE MS 'Tribute bass ' Premier scroll style'

in gold sparkel. this bass is insane . just the coolest thing around. Awesoem big honkin' neck taht plays perfect . fasntastic quality at the best price !!! call 585-424-3369 photo1 photo2 photo3 photo4

specs :

Body Type: Paulownia solid body, bolt neck

Pickups: Bass Humbuckers (wood grain)

Controls: two volume, two tone

Bridge: Saddle-o-matic, string through body tailpiece

Nut Width: 1 3/4", bone

Scale Length: 864mm (34")

Frets: 25

Neck Style: medium taper

Unique Features: Upper bout contoured carving

Case: Hardshell case

 

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1980 DAION 555 HEADHUNTER in Honeyburst

just in and in awesome condition!!! original case is bit rough but solid , The guitar is incredible . some nice flame to it . brass nut, saddles , strings- through body design . coil tapped pickups. The Frets have been dressed and it plays perfect with low action. all original !!!
.[ looks JUST like the one in this ad.] VERY RARE and top quality . These are just great!!!!! OHSC< $1695 photo1 photo2 photo3 photo4 photo5 photo6 photo7 photo8 photo9 SOLD

 
1966 EPIPHONE Riviera XII

very rare 1st year twelve stringer in 'Honeyburst' officially called 'Royal Tan'. Very beautiful guitar with the tone and 'vibe' to match. This instrument was owned at one time by the guitar player from Spira Gyra whilst in Buffalo NY. still in excellent condition. th finish looks more honeyburst and less redish then these photos show. HSC $ call photo1 photo2 photo3 photo4 photo5

 
 
 

`GUILDS`

 
 
1968 guild ST-305 [ studio 402 prototype? or custom order] impossibly rare!!!!!

a hollow body 'barney kessel' design, thickness is somewhere between a thinline and a full body. The studio series was made in 301, 302 and 303 models only. A factory St- 305 special label is in this one. All major Guild authorites agree it is most likely a prototype of the Guild St-402 which also sports a thicker body then the others. Very nice sunburst with some checking on the back . Two guild mini-humbuckers and a very impressive ambient sound..W/ Bigsby, or with original Melita bridge and Guild tail in the case. a Guild collectors dream guitar. HC, $3,495new photo1 new photo2 photo1 photo2 photo3 photo4 photo5 photo6

 
 

DeArmond Bluesbirds

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1986 CARVIN SH-225 hollow body natural

WOW!!!! one of the very rarest of all Carvins, Only offered in small numbers from 1981 thru 1986 ,you may notice that this one looks similar to the Hofner verythin original AND the reissue series. That's because the body was made by Hofner. everythng else from what I've heard was done by Carvin. It's got a beautiful glued in neck with ebony board. Coil taps and phase switching AND it has two jacks like a Rickenbacker so it can also be played in Stereo, It comes with the special cable to do this . . This one was ordered with all the options available at the time.It's got the Kahler trem , three ply black pickguard and high quality hardcase.Pickups are Duncan alnico's. It's in absolutely beautiful condition, $1575 photo1 photo2 photo3 photo4 photo5

 
1960's Kent/...' Rickenbacker' clone

no model # as this one was bssically rebuilt at Diamondstrings. Where to start??? oh mi-gosh... The neck with it's original tuners IS a Kent with a redburst finish ,The profile is Big [ perhaps even REALLY big] The bound Body which is also Japanese may be a Kent , Sekova, Eko . whatever.. it's extra thin and truly hollow . it's three tone sunburst is still in great condition and the highly flamed back really stands out. some checks lines but very solid, Everything else was pretty much done at Diamondstrings. The pickups are new dearmonds, the knobs are new repro Fender 80's style, The bridge is bigsby the whammy is a bigsby style that I cannot identify [ please let us know if you can because we have another like it in stock] . all electronics are new high quality. It's wired same as a Les Paul. Repro raised pickguard and pickup plates were made at Diamondstrings too. This thing came out great and it's unique. It's tone really rings and it plays great with low action. $525 ? I dunno, make me an offer ......photo1 photo2 photo3 photo4

1960's Intermark hollow body [like a Burns vibraslim!!] redburst

Title says it all pretty much., It has two pickups a good working whammy and it is just cooooool.The control knobs are on the side of the pickuard. Sounds good too. plays good too. price is good too!$400 VG+ photo1 photo2 photo3 photo4 SOLD

 

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Cases

if it's good it's a GOYA!?

 
 
1960's Goya fibercase $75 VG

1970's Gibson Es-335 'logo' Black case nice EX $250

1980''s GIBSON ES-335 'logo' brown tolex case $200

1960's wooden hardshell possibly harmony dano ?? Eko? a bit beat on part of the outside but red felt interior is fine$100 photo1 photo2 photo3

1950's 60's? Gibson soft shell alligator for melody maker or possbily SG jr? brown alligator VG $125

1960'd Mosrite Combo bass case [ boy these are hard to find, I don't even know how i got it] $350

1980's Ovation 'Breadwinner soft shell same shape as the bizarre guitar that it's made for

1960's ? GRETSCH two tone gray .16" lower bout

lower bout 15 1/2" upper 12" typical gretsch depth ? VGC $250

1960's dark blue hardcase for small electic lower 12 " upper 10" EX $95

1970's Fender P or J bass hardshell with logo.VGC $150

others .. call

Call for any details 585-424-3369

email dstrings@rochester.rr.com

 

Hollow body and solid XII's

click here for a great group shot of GOYA hollow bodies

 
 
 
1966 EPIPHONE Riviera XII royal tan

very rare 1st year twelve in 'Honeyburst' officially called Royal tan. Very beautiful guitar with the tone and 'vibe' to match. This instrument was owned at one time by the guitar player from Spira Gyra whilst in Buffalo NY.[ or so i was assured] OHSC call !! please email for photos

 
1960's Contessa [ GOYA] hollowbody XII natural

with all the pushbuttons anyone could ever want, ABR bridge and a veneer repair to the back upper cutaway , made in Italy where all the cool pushbutton stuff comes from.. W/HC $650

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1990's NOS RICKENSLACKER XII Rick copy .

like a 325 [ john Lennon] body but with a folk sized XII neck .Looks awesome, taoaster pickups, plasy great. and still gets 'the sound' , no more having to squeeze your fingers into the skinny rock neck. comes with used or new HC, $500 photo1 photo2 photo3

1967 HAGSTROM XII solid body black

. Formally owned and also recorded with by Vern Miller bassist of The Remains [ They opened for the beatles on their 1966 tour] . Comes with signed letter. It's all there ,however tuners have been upgraded to mini grovers [ I loveto keep things original but let's face it , these are MUCH better tuners if you are going to play it. And playing these guitars is a great experience. flat wide neck makes it perhps the best feeling XII neck profile ever. Low action like all hagstroms are famous for. And, it is still not top heavy. These models aer getting hard to find .Outside of a few checking lines this is in beautiful condition!! $995 photo1 photo2 photo3 photo4 photo5 sold.

mosrite [sorry none in right now]

 
 

DAION and WASHBURN GUITARS and basses

 

1980's Daion Mark X bass natural

five piece neck though P-J set up. incredible well mad by matsumoko from Japan's best period. $1100 w/OHSC photo1 photo2

 

1980's Daion Power Mark X bass in'very rare' translucent dark green and natural

a very rare bass. top quality workmanship. almost impossible to find anywhere. VG+ condition OHSC photo1 photo2 photo3 photo4 photo5 photo6 photo7
 

1980 DAION 555 HEADHUNTER in Honeyburst

just in and in awesome condition!!! original case is bit rough but solid , The guitar is incredible . some nice flame to it . brass nut, saddles , strings- through body design . coil tapped pickups. The Frets have been dressed and it plays perfect with low action. all original !!!
.[ looks JUST like the one in this ad.] VERY RARE and top quality . These are just great!!!!! OHSC< $1695 photo1 photo2 photo3 photo4 photo5 photo6 photo7 photo8 photo9 SOLD

 

 

washburn

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Folks , Call Diamondstrings TODAY we'll find a way to make it happen for you.585-259-1369

10am-8pm EST any day of the week

Hay folks, have you noticed that there is a serious lack of strats and lespauls on these lists yet? It's all part of my plan to rid the world of medio-rock-racy ...........AHH- HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA [diabolical laugh] [damn ! there's those brackets again]

 
 
 

If you don't see it, call anyway. I'll help you find it!!

 

click here to see Luke Diamond the new head of our acoustic department

 

Diamondstrings

20 Shaftsbury Road

Rochester NY

14610

 

Acoustic Instruments

(some electric/acoustic guitars, mandolins, banjos, etc)

ask about our lay-a-way plan

 

MANDOLINs-banjos-whatever

 

click 'HERE' for a free mandolin technique lesson from Luke Diamond

if you complete the lesson sucessfully , click 'here'

1910 MARTIN 00-28

VERY RARE! It's not too hard to fidn a 0-28 .but, look around for more of this model. They just do not come for sale often. Beautiful Brazilain rosewood. , ebony board 12 fret, and in striking condition. There was a bridge change soemwhere in it's life to a slightly larger one. It has since been restored back it by a TOP notch pro shop to it's orignal .Some of the best in the business have had a chance to see this instrumetn and all agree , it's in great shape with a bridge repair done with a small touch up as well as they can be done. The finish is beautiful and also original as is everything on this guitar.It shows just the slightest of playware as this guitar has been continually loved for over 100 years!! It has never beend strung with anything but Silk and Steel strings or Gut. The top is in great condition.In our experiece this is absoltely one of the finest Martin 's of this period for volume and tone. It almost seems impossible for a guitar of this size to produce the volume it does. It's simply sounds perfect. It would not dissapoint the very best of and most discriminating of players. Comes with a new Hardshell case . $11,800. an easy 8.5 condtion. Photo1 photo2 photo3 photo4 photo5 photo6 photo7 photo8 photo9 photo10 photo11 photo12

 
1980's HONDO II /KAY mandolin, amberburst

the cool pointy one . nuff said.? well maybe not enough said..It looks just like the Kay model and I believe it is actually the same thing. Looks like a Rigel kinda sorta.... It plays and sounds a lot beter then anyone would expect [ I've played mandolin for over 20 years and I guarantee this. [ love, Bruce] , there is a little shadow below the bridge where it had sat in the wrong position for too long. But otherwise the finish looks new and structurally it's perfect. $395 photo1 photo 2 photo3

 
this kind of quality is changing the way people think of oriental instrumnets. This is a chance to finally own a mandola without going broke. $350, OHSC, photo1 photo2 photo3 photo4

 

 
2008 TSAI TD-6 Teardrop acoustic/electric guitar in sunburst

simply put , for those of you who like the unusual AND a cool sounding folk guitar to boot, this IS THE guitar for your next Halloween party. ya gotta see the photos.. ya just gotta see da pix!! Pick and 4band EQ added by Diamondstrings!!...With form fit hardshell case [ REALLY!] $ 550 photo1 photo2 photo3 photo4 photo5 photo6

 

 
 
 
2006 TSAI Style 5 UKELELE Koa

Solid flamed Koa and a beauty too, inlayed with real hand cut abalone around the front and back and position markers are abalone and MOP porcupines and on the headstock too. plays and sounds great comes with a form fit hardshell case. TOo COOL! $295 photo1 photo2 photo3

 

 
1950's LIBERTY Mando/Banjo

English made, unusual, plays & sound great, EC, OHSC, $400 photo

 
 

FOLK's GUITARS

basically we just don't deal in many acoustic instruments but sometimes great ones come by one way or another

 

 

1965 EPIPHONE TEXAN natural acoutic guitar

The same guitar as Paul used to write and sing Yesterday.. Blue label. still in wonderful condition. All original including 'E' guard ,very little wear. . It is signed a few years ago by none other then Mr. Pete Best . it reads ' Keep rocking the beat' along with his signature. There is a picture of documentation inside the case [ and in these photos] . Should that seem an issue to you in any way. It was done with a sharpie and can be easily totally removed by me if so desired by you. I am consigning this piece and the owner is highly motivated to sell it soon!! It's priced LOW but still make a reasonable offer and you may be very surprised. . for more information and or an in-hand description please call bruce at www.diamondstrings.com 585-424-3369 $2695 or best offer. photo1 photo2 photo3 photo4 photo5 photo6 SOLD

 

 

 
The 'SHAFTSBURY' [diamondstrings parlor] guitar [ formally known as ' The EAST RIVER'][ formally known as 'the Castlebar']

handmade by Bruce Diamond shortly after graduating 'GRD'.in1981. This is a very unique parlor size instrument. The sides and back are very nice Koa wood the top is spruce purchased from Gurian's before their fire. There is 'rope' marquettetry around the top and old style Martin stripe down the back covering the seam. The bridge is hand carved and is inlayed with a few rhinestones.It has a slotted headstock that has been repaired by the builder and comes with gold plated shallar tuners.The neck joins at the 12th fret and is a classical width with a rosewood board.This guitar is braced for steel strings but works equally well with nylon or Silk and Bronze.Teh neck profile is a softened 'V' shape. It possesses a very 'sweet' and clear tone and is comfortable and easy to play, A fingerpickers dream instrument for sure. only $125,500 or best ofer over $150.000 lol!!! w/ SSC photo on sale this week sale!! only $124,000!!![ with softcase][ just kidding of course , I'm not selling this , I love it much too much !

 
if you get a chance ,check out the dealer profile on Diamondstrings in November 2002 'Vintage Guitar ' magazine

585-424-3369

or email dstrings@rochester.rr.com

 
, Please E-mail dstrings@rochester.rr.com or Call (716) 424-3369
For OTHERS please call
 

call [585] 424-3369 11am-7pm [EST]or E-mail dstrings@rochester.rr.com

 

Diamond strings invites all of you to join the 4-H club, this is of course Hofner,Hagstrom, Hohner and Hoyer , you can often find them all in the listings here . see ya at the next picnic ................ bd

 

all inventory is also listed with photos at Gbase.com

 

 

Bassesbasses basses

this is our 'specialitie de maison'

always more on the way so keep checking

ask about our lay-a-way plan

best to call for details about this option

 

 

585-259-136910am-10pm [EST]

`HAGSTROMS`

 

1965 HAGSTROM I kent bass blue

A Rare color for this model. in plastic top with a ornamental swimming pool grill!! it's the way of the future baby!!! dig it!! like all the insturments we sell, it plays and works perfect. New switches and a dead on color refinished back[ done by us] . Perhaps Not for collectors but any player would be thrilled to use this one. $675 photo1 photo2 photo3 photo4 photo5 SOLD

 

1966 HAGSTROM I kent bass [ hagstrom I] white

cool in white, a few cracks on the body but nothing bad and does not effect anything, looks cool, plays great , less filling! $795 photo1 photo2 photo3 photo4 sold

 

1966 HAGSTROM KENT bass [ hagstrom I] BLACK

This is the original Kent bass. hard to find one that has it all. Plays and works great. low action 30" scale. All original parts, clean plastic top and vinyl covered wood body. Very few around with the gold grill. Love em or hate em' . very few folks are in the middle with originals Hagstroms . But all are amazed at how great they sound. With their light weight , they are also a pleasure to play. with original gray case, EX- $825 photo1 photo2 photo3 photo4

 

1966/67? HAGSTROM VIII eight string in WHITE #066 ultra rare!![great NEW PRICE]

an incredibly RARE hagstrom . not listed in usual hag listing anywhere. These models were offered in sunburst or Red mahogany. But, some where made in white . at least a few have turned up and even been written about in publications. This is the first we're seen. It's in very good condition, all original with the exception of one replaced slider switch. comes with New hardcase. $1,495.00 photo1 photo2 photo3 photo4

 

 

FENDER

1997 FENDER P-Bass Deluxe [maple neck]

champagne gold metallic,[Inca Silver? you tell me...] Fender's answer to the Musician Stingray combined with a stock P-bass,pickup and a musicman style humbucker one. Strings thru bridge or regular, pearloid guard and active electronics on steroids,. Fender most versatile bass ever.! EX, OHSC, $950 photo1 photo2 photo3 photo4

 

1996 FENDER USA Fretless Jazz bass special , Black

strings through, active electronics, plays perfect with low action and no buzzes.Rosewood board ,Fender fiber case too! $750

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1983 Fender 'ELITE' bass I black

First year Fender active pickup bass.. A fantastic dead on 63' profile neck on a rosewood board. .Bridge has tine tuners . all origianl , in excellent condition. Sounds fantastic!! sorry no original case but comes with new W/GB [ HC $40 extra] $875 photo1 photo2 photo3

 

2003 Fender Aerodyne bass / black with Creme binding

Fender Jazz Bass Aerodyne J-Bass from 2004 made in Japan nicely build (first year of production with straight in jack not like later versions with strat-like jack in) First year purchased new(as usual for me!) , Pickups are EMG's [ all stock] color-black with cream body binding- head stock matches color of body. has dual precision-jazz pickup at bridge configuration giving it many tonal possibilities! (easy to play, fast neck like a 60's J-bass] ) hardware is a gun-metal color, body contour is unique to Fender(you need to play this one...very comfortable). comes with gig bag. or new hardshell case for $40 extra. $695 photo1 photo2 photo3 photo4 photo5 photo6

 

2003 Schecter 'Diamond series ' C-4 trans red

Schecter Diamond (sound familiar!) Series C-4 Korea -from 2003 all parts original .Excellent condition-no case EMG-HZ active pickups-nice punch- Quilted amber color with diamond shaped inlays along fret board neck- gold accoutrements(hardware). 5 piece neck profile is somewhere between a classic P and a J bass 34" scale . This bass sounds absolutely awesome!! It looks awesome. Its made beautifully and very well balanced! . What you get for this price is simply believable.!! and it's like new!! comes with a gig bag. hardshell case is $40 extra. photo1 photo2 photo3 photo4

 

2010 Schecter 'Diamond series' Custom DEVIL bass trans red

. I don't know how they do it . but these are seriously nice basses for very low $$. The devil bass has looks very much the same as a Gibson EB-1 [ Jack Bruce etc etc] but with longer sharper cutaways. Same finish over a solid mahogany body and one amazinly sounding pickup.Body is not heavy and well balanced. Fun to play it. Sound is Strong but NOT muddy. Great for any style 34"scale . Comes with GB . HC $40 extra. $395 photo1

 

2010 Hamer Velocity II bass [ active] crimson see-thru red

a Great bass.!! amazing strong clear adn low tones comes from the 2-J style active pickups, Wide flat 5 pieve neck profile plays with amazinly low action. Frets have been leveled and it feels almost frettless . a joy to hold , play and hear. at a very afforable price , comes with gig bag , New hard case available. $450 photo1 photo2 photo3 photo4

 

1960's IDEAL 'Beatle bass clone , made in japan . Greenburst and autographed by PETER TORK, MICKY DOLENZ and DAVY JONES

still has black tape woudn strings. sounds like any hofner I've ever played and i fyou wnt that 60's tone . this bass delives adn just so cool in greenburst . But .. autographed by the three ' touring Monkees'. I guarantee these are authentic signatures. AND, . they can be easily referenced on line . .! [ for starters Davy only signed his name David Jones. ] . plays great too! . W/GB [ new HC $75 extra] $900 photo1 photo2 photo3 photo4 photo5 photo6 photo7

 

 
 
1963 Fender Precision

professionally 'slightly reliced by R&S of Westminster TN [ the best] in ' Sherwood Green' otherwise all original!! amazing tone, unbelieveable neck 'previouly rock-star owned and documented ][ call 585-259-1369

`guilds`

 
 
 
 
1984 GUILD SB-201, metallic teal

just like as above but in the one pickup model, Solid mahogany body 34" scale, rosewood board. a Top quality overlooked bass [ but most likely not for long] . Deep tone forever!! It will rattel yer bones!

VG+ OHSC, $825 photo1 photo2 photo3 photo4 photo5

 
 

WATERSTONE BASSES AND GUITARS

we will give you the best prices !!!

Diamondstrings is proud to be a Waterstone guitar dealer. These are new on the scene but we feel they represent one of the very finest insturments coming out of Korea today [ and as a lot of you already know , that ain't like yesterday] . Cool styles and even cooler colors. We offer the best prices available anywhere for these. CALL..........585-424-3369.........

some group shots

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NEW WATERSTONE RST natural quilted maple or blue sparkle

a great retro design, best described as a cross between a Rickenbacker 360 and a Gibson 330 [ Epiphone casino] . top bound, bigsby style trem, 2 P-90's, F-hole, pearloid guard . Maple top and Paulownia[ korean light mahogany] back. . these guitars simply sound fantastic . I doubt you'll find a better new guitar buy for the money. Literally everyone who tries Waterstone guitars is very impressed at the amazing value . We have the RST model in natural quilt and also in blue sparkle top finishes. Comes with top quality logo Gigbag, $495 natural quilt photo1 photo2 photo3 photo4 photo5 BLUE Sparkle photo1 photo2 photo3 photo4

 

NEW WATERSTONE Cresent moon BASS, reverse blueburst

one of very few ever made. not listed by waterstoen and not on ebay. this is IT!! . two very strong pickups adn very well balanced. plays perfect. This was made to be a copy of a rare Kawai model from the70's. $575.00 with Waterstone GB, photo1 photo2 photo3 photo4 photo5

NEW WATERSTONE 'LULU' P-style trans-red [ also in vintage yellow!!]

a beautiful P style bass , cool bound body [ contoured bask] with F-hole. Flamed maple top , Paulownia back, maple board, great wide neck. like a classic P bass, sounds every bit as good as any I've played. comes with top quality logo gigbag, $595 photo1 photo2 photo3 photo4 photo5 photo1 photo2 photo3 photo4

here are some specs :

Body Type: Paulownia solid body, bolt neck

Body Size: 13 ½ "W x 16"L x 1 ½ " Thick

Pickups: 2 split single coil

Controls: one volume, one tone

Bridge: Saddle-o-matic

Nut Width: 1 3/4", bone

Scale Length: 864mm (34")

Frets: 21

Neck Style: medium taper

Unique Features: F-Hole rout

Case: Hardshell case

 

NEW Waterstone RPM bass J-style bass natural quilted maple

Just awesome to look at. and just as good to play and listen to. The RRM bass is an awesome machine. Bound body with contoured back, amazing quilt maple, made in Korea, One of the best basses for money you will find anywhere. Find out why Waterstone is fast making a great reputation for themselves. W/GB $525photo1 photo2 photo3 photo4

 

NEW WATERSTONE MS 'Tribute bass ' Premier scroll style'

in gold sparkel. this bass is insane . just the coolest thing around. Awesoem big honkin' neck taht plays perfect . fasntastic quality at an amazingly low price call 585-424-3369 photo1 photo2 photo3 photo4

specs :

Body Type: Paulownia solid body, bolt neck

Pickups: Bass Humbuckers (wood grain)

Controls: two volume, two tone

Bridge: Saddle-o-matic, string through body tailpiece

Nut Width: 1 3/4", bone

Scale Length: 864mm (34")

Frets: 25

Neck Style: medium taper

Unique Features: Upper bout contoured carving

Case: Hardshell case

 

the best of the rest [in no particular order]

 

1965 HOFNER 500/1 'Beatle violin bass"

Newer hofner guard , raised logo, pots are dated 255 ,smaller pickups rings [like paul's] with rare gray hardcase A great bass at a great price . ,photo1 photo2 photo3 photo4 EX $2,395 sold

1980's Daion Mark X bass natural

five piece neck though P-J set up. incredible well mad by matsumoko from Japan's best period. $1,100 w/OHSC [$995 with non-original new hardcase] photo1 photo2

 

1980's Daion Power Mark XX bass in translucent dark green and natural

RARE model RARE color, top of the line! seven piece neck through design and strings trough on a brass bridge. Sustain was the name of the game then and it still is! ] W, HC $1,295 OHSC photo1 photo2 photo3 photo4 photo5 photo6 photo7

 

1965 MEAZZI 'Hollywood' bass very rare short short scale Italian bass

26 1/2" [ now THAT is short!] and it plays and sounds BIG , in three color sunburst adn greta condition!! . all original. dare i say it?? almost too kewl!! W/HC $595 photo1 photo2 photo3 photo4

 

1980's Westone Spectrum DX bass metallic black

a cool japanese 80's bass made in Japan's famed 'Matsumoko ' factory. Light but strong and full sounding. comfortable neck, and in played but still Solid 7 our of 10 condition. comes with gigbag. a great underrated bass that won't break the bank. $295 photo1 photo2 photo3 photo4 photo5

1980's Scavenger BASS in off-white

RARE to find a wing series bass., full 34" scale , really cool symetrical body bass with P-bass Dimarzio [?]. on very decent condition, played but not abused. W/HC $525 photo1 photo2 photo3 photo4 photo5

 
1980's Scavenger BASS in BLACK

RARE to find a wing series bass., full 34" scale , really cool symetrical body bass with P-bass Dimarzio [?]. on very decent condition, played but not abused. W/HC $525 photo1 photo2 photo3 photo4 photo5

1960's ESTRADA Violin bass[ hollow body with fake f-holes]

looks like a Gibson EB-1 , it has indented f-holes that are not cut out. but it is actually a hollow body and very light. Two humbucking pickups, Pickguard looks clear in the photos from the glare but it is a wood grained formica. The nut and bridge are repros made at Diamondstrings. Two of the tuners are not original but work well. Action is low on it's bound short scale neck. a good amount of touched up dings mostly on the edges but all in all a very cool and highly playable bass w/ssc $495 photo1 photo2 photo3 photo4 photo5 photo6

 
 

click here for a great shot of CHARVEL SURFCASTER basses

 
 
1990's CHARVEL surfcaster bass in gloss BLACK!!!

yet another and in a cool looking black ,with the white pearloid pickguard. .'toothpaste logo era' Beautiful condition and plays great. sounds strong and clear. push pull tone pot changes something or other..... square hardcase. EX, $1,150 photo1 photo2 photo3

1990's Charvel Surfcaster bass in flamed red maple

The coolest. bass in a beautiful flamed maple top.34" scale, pearloid pickguard, W/fiber hardcase Excellent condition

$1,150 photo1 photo2 photo3 photo4

 

even more cool basses? really? sure..[ yes, some are repeats from above]

 
 

NEW WATERSTONE Cresent moon BASS, reverse blueburst

one of very few ever made. not lisited by Waterstone in this color and not on ebay. this is IT!! . two very strong pickups and very well balanced. plays perfect. This was made to be a copy of a rare Kawai model from the70's. $675 with Waterstone GB, photo1 photo2 photo3 photo4 photo5 on hold!!

 
1969 Hohner Fretless hollowbody walnut

Rare Bartell designed . Like an Acoutic black widow gbass with F-holes . but in a nice walnut finish VG+ $695 photo1 photo2 photo

 

1990's BSX stand up elec/acoustic

Great acoustic sound in their top of the line bass, made in Penn-syl-van-ya, two pickup system, one is 'active' one in bridge , one hidden in body with panning control to achieve that perfect blend. This is a top quality instrument in top shape. I'm told as good or better then more expensive Clevingers $ has custom fitted gig bag . $995 .00 photo photo2

 
1960's WATKINS Rapier Bass

very rare and unusual long scale , light blue body with cream colored tuners, right now it's set up with a jazz bass pickup configuration but the original metal pickguard and much lower pickups come with it and can be switched back in minutes. Very good cond. $800 photo sold

1985 IBANEZ Roadstar Bass -RED

A very cool well made japanese bass from the 'era'. Huge bright or big bass tones ,well balanced contoured body,two pickups ,top has black binding on a very red body., Seen it's share of rock and roll wars!! Well worn. many dings and touched up area mostly along body but 100% sound and the front is still the best looking area! . Plays perfect with low action. Frets are excellent .. Truly sounds like a very expensive bass, but it's not.W/gb $295 --stock photo

 
1980's Ibanez Roadstar II bass sunburst

In beautiful birds eye burst maple top , Rosewood board with a GREAT feeling long scale neck. Low and flat and wide ! One of the very best I've ever played. The pickups have been upgraded to active EMG's and it sounds huge. Bright as a kite or low as my toe. and that's LOW! The top is bound and the pictures don't begin to do it justice. A beautiful pro players insturment! VG+ HC,$595 photo1 photo2 photo3

 
1980's Ibanez roadstar bass cream

same as above but with different original pickups. same great bass . in white turned cream with multi-colored top binding. Bridge is a Fender replacement and the spacing is just a bit wider for those who like the feel of a big neck but not a big neck profile. New hardcase included.$595 photo1

 
 
 
 
1960's Klira twen-star [burst]

, it's the coolest thing I've seen in a loooong time and once again helps me remember why I love this business so much. Short scale and sorta like a beatle bass turned inside out. YOW!!!!, ssc EX, $1200 photo1 photo2 photo3 photo4 sold

 
 
1960's Klira violin 'beatle' bass

you don't to read my little essay. but this link will tell the Klira story well.

http://www.fetishguitars.com/html/klira/index.html

you know.. the one with the cat's eye f-holes. It's a gas! simple as that! but let me elaborate......

All original hardware with the exception that we had the DIAMONDSTRINGS dept. of plastics consulted to make new pickup rings. This job was spearheaded by Bruce Diamond who has been on the board of the assorted parts division of Diamondstrings for years.[ he plays golf on Wednesdays when he isn't helping out orphans or training the new tellers at the local eyeball bank.]. Next we ordered up a repro pickguard from the people in our pickguard and truss rod cover dept. Although these fine folks were already stressed from the backorders during the holidays they found time to faithfully recreate [ from ebay photos] a true to life Klira pickguard for this model and although it may seem to the average journeyman that it is much like a Hofner bass that sports a similar shape but much less status amongst those in the know, it just ain't !!OK BUDDY!!!!????. The work was performed by MR. BRUCE DIAMOND himself who sometimes visits the underpaid nave's in this sector of the plant when he isn't carousing with the secretaries..Next, we spared no expense coming up with a design to top off this rare and noble european made bass guitar . The folks up on the 12th floor in advertising considered . "Only a Klira is good enough" but,, it didn't fly. So, We went to the top. Mr. Diamond, the CEO [ and janitor] of DIAMONDSTRINGS, when asked to grace this problem stated simply " just say Klira Damn it, that's good enough!! Now, , will you peasants unburden me from your petty problems?" This was not really a question but more of a urgent 'request'. But,, we later found out that it was Mr Diamond himself who designed , built AND installed the new Klira headstock logo himself [ what a Gem he is and good looking too!!!] .He also took it upon himself to set up this particular insturment to his particularly high standards. which means action so low , you can't limbo under it even if you were the ace of spades!!! And believe me Ace, you ain't!. That's about it. , if you have any other specific questions please don't hesitate to contact our emailing and computing division and address it to MR. Diamond. or,call direct 585-424-3369 for Mr. Bruce A. Diamond . This was written and checked much too quickly for spelling and grammar era's by Mr. Diamond who also heads up our dept. of redundancy dept. and the dept. of Bragging.

VGC+ and a form fit custom case? This bass is offered lovingly at $850 photo1 photo2 photo3 photo4 photo5

 

585-424-3369

10am-8pm EST any day of the week

 
  lots more on da way folks keep checkin' back!!
 

IF, photos don't come out, please email me or.. see them on gbase.com

 

 

1964?/65 Guild Thunderbass BASS head,

black tolex loud and warm. all tube' 100 watts rms A true classic that works and looks great , . very good+ , $595

1990's DOD ICE IT 'combo amp

folks this is a great little amp, solid state with integrated tube pre amp, it has chorus, reverb, and distortion, 2X8's, earphone jack, 30Watts [ 15 stereo] , it has an amazing creamy overdrive at any volume and only weighs about 12 lbs. A great little practice rig or also great for small clubs or other rooms. $175photo1 photo2

sometimes PA and pro audio stuff

 

 
Saturday night special cabinet Hartke speakers

2 X10" hartke aluminum cone speakers, great for bass extension cabinet or monitor, covered in gray carpet. only $195

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fresh out for now , sorry

if you get a chance, check out the dealer profile on Diamondstrings in November 2002 'Vintage Guitar ' magazine

lots more on da way folks,bookmark us and keep checkin' back!!
 
 

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20 Shaftsbury Road

Rochester NY

14610

 

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