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Eye Candy: Mayones Duvell Elite Cocobolo / Wenge-Purpleheart

Today’s eye candy comes courtesy of Poland’s Mayones guitar’s custom shop. The body of this beauty features a Cocobolo top on a Mahogany Sapele back, with a 5 piece neck made of Wenge and Purpleheart. Oooo… yummy!

Mayones Duvell Elite Cocobolo – Front

I especially love the way they craft the neck joins on these. So sleek!

Mayones Duvell Elite Cocobolo – Back

Follow this link to the Mayones Custom Shop online store.

Eye Candy: OM Style Acoustic Guitar Hand Built by Gage Halland

Today’s guitar eye candy comes courtesy of The Golden Era Guitar shop from Singapore. This gorgeous one-of-a-kind OM-style acoustic was hand built by expert luthier Gage Halland.

When I was in Singapore recently, I had the chance to see and play this beauty in person and can attest to the absolutely impeccable quality of the workmanship. And it sounds amazing – extremely rich and resonant tone with a lot of “body” and clarity.

Halland OM-Cutaway Back View

East Indian rosewood back and sides and Sitka Spruce top with a stylish cutaway that is a cross between Florentine and Venetian.

This is listed currently on Reverb.com for US$10.5K.

Eye Candy: Eric Johnson’s 1962 Sunburst Fender Stratocaster

Oooo…. this sort of thing surely doesn’t come along too often. We have up for sale a 1962 Fender Stratocaster that was apparently at one time owned and played by Eric Johnson. Of course, it doesn’t come cheap but collectors will know the value of this Sunburst beauty.

Suitably road worn and scarred of course. Even if it wasn’t owned by Eric previously, it’s still a 1962 Strat! Gorgeous!

Looks pretty legit judging from this picture below:

As of time of writing, this is apparently still available for immediate purchase (for just south of $80K no less) on reverb.com.


Eye Candy: Fender Custom Shop Pinball Wizard Tele & Amp

Pinball and Telecaster fans, fire up your engines for today’s guitar eye candy!

The $80K price tag on this custom shop Tele means it’s purely collector’s only territory. The body it seems was built from plywood taken from a genuine 40-year old Bally® pinball machine. Talk about attention to detail!

Comes in a set with a matching amp:

Available at time of writing on Reverb.com


Eye Candy: 2010 Alembic Little Darling – Buckeye Burl Maple Top

Today’s guitar eye candy is this stunning Alembic “Little Darling” from 2010. I personally gravitate towards the more standard “S” style shaped guitars for the instruments that I actually own and play regularly. But my word, I have to say this piece is truly gorgeous:

The buckeye burl maple top features incredible textures and the unique body shape invokes thoughts of Lord of the Rings mystical power mumbo jumbo. OK, I’m rambling now… Let’s look at the back…

Ebony fretboard with Mother of Pearl oval inlays and a “Darling” heart inlay at the 12th fret.

On Reverb.com for $8K.


Eye Candy: Gibson L-5 Stained Glass Custom Acoustic Guitar

Today’s guitar eye candy comes courtesy of Gibson, which yesterday filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection (hee!). Just feast your eyes on this amazing work of art out of their Nashville custom shop:

The guitar features a Sitka spruce top, and fretboard and bridge made from Brazilian rosewood.

Only ahem… $40K for this beauty on Reverb.com. Hurry, deals like this won’t last long!


Eye Candy: Monson Guitars Palehorse #3 – Black Limba body and neck

Came across this “Palehorse #3” handbuilt in the US by Monson Guitars,  a (small-ish?) builder that makes really unique body shaped guitars such as today’s guitar eye candy offering:

Monson Guitars Palehorse Black Limba body

This one features a Black Limba neck and body with wenge and sapelle strips, topped off with a Ziricote fretboard. Not the sort of guitar style I would personally be seen playing live with, but definitely worthy of hanging on the wall as a work of art!

Check out the exquisite neck through body finish on the back:

Monson Guitars Neck Through black limba body

You can order this Palehorse #3 from Monson Guitars. They also make all sorts of other unique shapes, mostly appealing to heavy metal / death metal genre players. Hard to tell from pictures alone, but the quality of their instruments looks to be very very good.


Eye Candy: PRS Private Stock Custom 24 Semi-Hollow Body

Today’s guitar eye candy comes courtesy of this gorgeous Paul Reed Smith Private Stock Custom 24.

It’s a Semi-Hollow body, with a Brazilian Rosewood Neck and a stunning orange glow finish over what looks like a flame maple top (although the official listing description calls it a curly maple top…).

Check out the back view of the Brazilian rosewood neck – absolutely breathtaking!

Found this on reverb.com going for the not too shabby sum of $11,350! Oh it comes with a case too! 😉