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Old 11-10-2019, 01:10 PM
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Default **$4999**Applegate SJ Euro Spruce / Ziricote (Lots of Upgrades!) SOLD

This is a beautiful guitar--physically, and even more so sonically.

But I just have too many guitars right now, and can't afford to bond with another one...so the newest in is the newest out!

$4999

(generally not looking for a trade, but I do have a weakness for Lowden and Santa Cruz...)

https://reverb.com/item/29573625-app...ts-of-upgrades

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For your consideration in my 2014 Applegate SJ. It has a Swiss/Euro Spruce top and an incredible set of Ziricote for its back and sides.

With Brian Applegate having been mentored by no other than Jim Olson himself, it's no surprise that the craftsmanship is top notch and the sound is very "Olson-esque". Even the bridge is identical to that of an Olson. Brian's build and bracing also makes for a very responsive guitar with great amount of sustain and projection.

This one has the following premium upgrades/features:
Ziricote and Swiss/Euro wood upgrade
Ziricote neck (soft V profile) and Bocote bindings
Bound sound port that adds even more volume and projection to an already very responsive and lightly built guitar. You can definitely hear the difference when you cover and open it with your hand. It just adds another dimension to the overall sweet voice of this guitar.
A visually appealing Ryan-style arm bevel that makes the guitar ergonomic and very comfortable to play.
Gold EVO frets that are much more durable than your standard nickel wires and they look really nice too.
K&K Mini pick-up
Finally, the richly hued abalone inlays that make up the interlocking diamond rosette and fingerboard inlays just completes the upscale look of this guitar.
Specifications:

Ziricote back and sides
Swiss/Euro Spruce top
Ziricote/Bocote neck
Bocote bindings
Interlocking diamond rosette
Ryan style arm bevel with Bocote veneer
Sound port bound in Bocote
Ebony bridge and fretboard
Soft V neck profile
Gold Evo fret wire
Neck dart
Gotoh Delta 510 cosmo black tuners with ebony buttons
Bone nut and saddle
Clear pickguard
K&K Mini pick-up
Deluxe arched CedarCreek hardshell case

Measurements from Brian's website:

Body length 19.6
Upper Bout 11.1875
Lower Bout 15.25
Waist 9.3125
Nut width 1.75
Depth at Head Block 3.875
Depth at tail Block 4.625



As per Brian's website, with all the upgrades this one has, this would cost close to $8K to build today.

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Old 11-10-2019, 01:23 PM
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Smile Oooohhhh.....

Yum!
Unless I am mistook, this has been around once or twice before here. What a beauty!!!!
If it is the same one, it has some fine AGF DNA by now...
Best on the sale

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Applegate makes some of the best looking and sounding guitars I’ve ever seen! GLWS
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Bumping back up to the top

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to the top it goes!
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Gorgeous looking guitar! I have always liked the way Applegate guitars sound too.

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Tons of interest... Nothing quite perfect yet.

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Once more unto the top
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Getting pretty close to a trade... Lots of interest!
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To the, to the, to the top
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Old 11-24-2019, 11:55 AM
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Dropped the price down hoping for a quick sale.

I'll cover shipping if you buy today so I can ship out tomorrow before I leave for the holiday...
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I just spent an hour playing this, and I'm thinking about just keeping it... Such a phenomenal instrument.

Last bump before I get back from vacation. I can still ship out today
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Sold it on reverb Thanksgiving... Forgot to update!
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