2022 Nacho Banos Blackguard Tele with OHSC & All Accessories, New!

Just In and For Sale: Left Handed #0516, Butterscotch finish with black pickguard, light in weight at only 6.90 lbs, 9.98k bridge pickup, 8.00k neck pickup, C neck profile with 0.85” depth at first fret.

This is the 2nd and final Left Handed Nacho Banos Blackguard for sale. The 1st one sold quickly, so don’t hesitate on this one!

Nacho Banos is the author of “The Blackguard,” considered to be the definitive reference guide to the vintage Fender Blackguard guitars (Broadcaster/No Name/Telecaster) from 1950-54.

The Nacho Blackguards are the most faithful reproductions of the real vintage Fender Blackguard Guitars from 1950-54, with exterior and interior features modeled after actual vintage Blackguards.


  • Early 50s style Spanish solid body Blackguard left handed.
  • Body date is TG 10/30/52. Neck date is TG 10/30/51. Control cavity tape reads Gloria 5/19/52.
  • Maple neck, 9.5” fret board radius with Medium 95/47 frets, early to mid 1950s
  • style medium C profile neck, very comfortable to play and easy for string bending.
  • Neck Dimensions are 0,85″/1,01″ depth at 1/12 fret; 1,66″/2,01″ width at 1/12 fret.
  • This neck has a very authentic vintage feel and a very comfortable grip.
  • Very lightweight example at 3,13 Kg / 6 Pounds 14 Oz.
  • Early 50s Standard style left handed bridge with compensated brass saddles, serial number 0516 stamped on neck plate.
  • Aged Butterscotch nitro lacquer finish on ash body with plenty of dings and wear marks mostly around the edges. Plenty of playing wear is present on fingerboard and back of neck.
  • Early 50s style hardware and vintage early 1950s Blackguard style pickups.
  • Neck pickup reads 8,00k ohms. Bridge pickup reads 9,98k ohms.
  • Electronic configuration includes the powerful humbucking mode in the middle position: neck
    pickup + both pickups in series + bridge pickups all with tone control.
  • The guitar comes with a black phenolic resin left handed pickguard which has been cut, laquered and aged to early 1950s standards.
  • It comes with a rectangular tweed mid 50s style hard case (not aged).

View all 60+ photos here: https://www.flickr.com/gp/118899478@N03/4BF73Sxj8Y

Brand New with OHSC and all paperwork/accessories.


1968 Gibson Super 400C with Johnny Smith Pickup, Mint!

1968 Gibson Super 400C, 100% Original Including Factory Ordered Johnny Smith Neck Pickup documented with Original Gibson Custom Order Form, One-Owner, OHSC, Absolutely Beautiful Condition – Mint/Investment Grade!

The Gibson Super 400 is the flagship guitar offered by Gibson. This is one of the cleanest vintage guitars I have seen in over 40 years. It is in absolutely beautiful condition – so rare to find one in this condition! Check out the pictures – the guitar is even more amazing to see in person. It has just one small blemish on the top to the right of the tailpiece.

It is a one-owner guitar. It was special ordered with a factory-installed Johnny Smith neck guitar pickup as noted in the Gibson Custom Order Department Form which is included, as well as the original hangtag. This is a Very rare combination to see!

The guitar has a beautiful sunburst finish similar to late 50s/early 60s Gibsons I have seen or owned. Beautifully figured on back of body and back of neck. The owner took really great care of this guitar – there is NO finish checking or hardware aging, just remarkable. And it’s loud and resonant unplugged, with low action and no buzzing.

This guitar comes with a written appraisal from Thomas Van Hoose, leading expert on the Gibson Super 400 and author of the definitive book on the Super 400: “The Gibson Super 400: Art of the Fine Guitar.”

Includes OHSC (the case is as nice as the guitar), Gibson Custom Order Form, and hangtag.

A truly magnificent example of Gibson’s finest guitar and a most welcome addition to the most discriminating vintage guitar collection!


1998 Fender Custom Shop Tele 12-String, RARE, 100% Original, Mint, Reduced!

This is a Left Handed 1998 Fender Custom Shop Tele 12-String, Fiesta Red, Maple Board, 100% original with OHSC, COA, and all paperwork. This guitar is the embodiment of the definition of Rare: it is the only Left handed Tele 12-String ever made by Fender! I can’t even find any righty Fender 12-strings, let alone a Lefty!

The guitar is in Mint/As New condition with just 1 tiny ding the size of a pencil tip. It comes with everything it had when it left the Fender factory. It is essentially a new guitar and a total one-off, one-of-a-kind left handed 12-string from the Fender Custom Shop.

You have to have one 12-string electric in your collection – there is no better choice than this one!

Was $10,000 Now $6,995

1981 Gibson ES-335, One-Owner, 100% Original, EXC Condition!

This is a Left Handed 1981 Gibson ES-335, One-Owner, 100% Original with OHSC, EXC Condition. This guitar was never gigged out by the original owner. The original frets were dressed by legendary Mike Lull in Seattle on his Plek machine around 2009, which allows for smooth and effortless playing.

The guitar includes the factory coil-tap switch (1977-81) and the great sounding Tim Shaw humbuckers, which were Gibson’s 1st foray into recreating their original PAFs. The 335 has an attractive Walnut finish over a nicely-figured top and back, along with a beautiful rosewood fingerboard.

It has the standard 1 11/16 nut width and the weight is approximately 9 lbs on a bathroom scale.

Overall, this is a beautiful vintage Left Handed ES-335 with great playability and tone!