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Hidden Treasures

Following is a list of some of the most amazing guitars on the Planet...
Each guitar is fully set up and inspected by Lightning Joe himself. With over 150,000 set ups to his credit, nothing gets by him. These are the best of the best...


Martin Custom Shop 00 14-Fret Wandoo
00 Body Shape (14-Fret)
Engelmann Spruce Top • Wandoo Back & Sides
European Flamed Maple Binding • Madagascar Rosewood Headplate
Performing Artist Neck Profile • Waverly Nickel Tuners w/Snakewood Buttons
Hide Glue • 1/4" Scalloped Sitka Spruce Bracing • Ebony Bridge & Fingerboard
Includes Hard Case • MSRP: $5,699 SALE: $3,959

Martin Custom Shop OM 14-Fret Madagascar Rosewood 
Madagascar Rosewood back, sides & headplate, 000-14 fret body size, Italian Alpine Premium Bearclaw Spruce top, 42-style blue paua body inlay, highly flamed Koa body-neck-headstock binding, blue paua pickguard inlay, 'alternate torch' blue paua & mother-of-pearl headstock inlay, blue paua & mother-of-pearl 'vine of harmonics' neck inlay, blue paua bridge & bridgepin inlays, ebony fretboard, fossilized ivory nut-saddle-bridgepins, Waverly tuning machines - Amber Burst finish - behold perfection! - Includes hard case $14,999

We also have a magnificent collection of over 150 Limited Edition, Special Edition, Authentic, Marquis, Golden Era, Retro, and Standard production Martin guitars in stock! Please call or email for availability and specifications.

view our Used Martin selection here
view our Vintage Martin selection here

We offer several one-off Custom Shop guitars from Glendale, California designer / builder Mark Minarik, as well as "The Ultimate Hand Made Guitar" HAMER... You owe it to yourself as a guitarist to become familiar with these guitars... most notably some of the finest guitars on this planet. Honestly!
Hamer USA CUSTOM SHOP Studio Custom - Chevronned Ultimate Flame Maple Top over highest grade Mahogany acoustically chambered body, Mystic Finish, Brazilian Rosewood fretboard, Tone Pros nickel hardware, TV Jones custom Filtertrons

Hamer Studio Custom Made in USA msrp $5479, sale $3835
Hamer Improv Made in USA msrp $10,000.00, sale $6999.99 

At the 2008 winter NAMM Show we purchased the following Hamer USA Customs...
You will not see these Hamers anywhere else in the world and we are extremely proud to be able to offer them for sale!
Hamer Trans White Studio Korina Custom (one off)

Standard USA Models in Stock at Lightning Joe's:
see New Electrics page


Minarik Manta Super Custom Made in USA 
Minarik Trinity Super Custom Made in USA
Minarik Pixie Goddess Super Custom Made in USA 
Minarik OMC Brazilian Super Custom Made in USA

Made to perfection in Santa Ana, California. We always keep a massive, flourishing, healthy, magnificent stock of these American masterpieces.

See current inventory on our NEW ELECTRICS page

Unbelievable hand carvings from a 400 year-old craft. No two guitars are exactly the same. Tale telling carving and amazing three dimensional reliefs hand carved onto headstocks, bridges and rosettes as well as intricately carved backs and sides and astonishingly, even the tops of some models. Beautiful story telling inlays in the fingerboards. Unbelievably, they also possess an incredibly amazing sound quality. You have got to see and hear these - but you still won't believe your eyes or your ears. All models include a hard case, a lifetime warranty and some cool Blueberry bling.

Dreadnought Floral Presentation Model

SIGNED Fender Stratocaster - Signed by 10 famous artists, including Johnny Winter and Joe Satriani! See details here: Signed Fender Stratocaster