$350

I special ordered this guitar at Monmouth Music, Red Bank, on 11/20/1999. I can provide the original sales receipt as proof. It is a solid body single-cutaway electric guitar with the same body shape as a vintage Guild Aristocrat or Bluesbird. The body is constructed from 2-piece center-joined mahogany. The woodgrain looks awesome. The solid mahogany neck is set into the body and has a very dark rosewood fretboard with dot inlays. The electronics include two volume and two tone controls, a 3-way toggle pickup selector switch, and two USA made DeArmond Goldtone humbuckers. The humbuckers have chrome covers with gold foil inserts. These pickups have similar output and tone to PAFs, with the bridge pickup being wound hotter than the neck pickup. They really sound great. They retailed for close to $100 each when DeArmond was still manufacturing and selling them. One-ply black pickguard. Pearl inlaid DeArmond logo and decorative design on the black headstock face.
The condition of the guitar is very clean from how seldom I played it. It was kept in a gig bag over the years so it's been protected. The emerald green finish is translucent so you can see the mahogany grain. The mahogany grain looks very attractive, and the translucent finish is thinner than a solid color so the guitar has better tone. I've read in user forums that guitarists buy these DeArmond guitars mainly to get the USA made pickups because they sound awesome. This guitar model is hard to find in emerald green in great condition like this one. They were made for only a couple of years before the model was discontinued.
The guitar is $350 cash. I can't do trades. If you want the guitar and plan to install your own pickups, I can remove and keep these pickups and significantly lower my selling price. Call me or text me and I'll be happy to answer any questions for you.


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