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Listed for sale is a Zion Phil Keaggy Primera signature model guitar.  It is serial number 9 of 10 only to be made.  As I am told, one of the guitars was destroyed, leaving only 9 in existence.  These guitars very seldom come on the market, so take advantage of it while available.

This guitar has what may well be one of the most outstanding quilt maple tops ever seen on an electric guitar.  This was the best top of the ten, and a picture of THIS GUITAR was featured in the Guitar Player Magazine Buyer's Guide 1997-98 in the electric guitar/Zion section.  The pictures do not do the top justice!  It is awesome, full of depth and color.

It features a mahogany body, set in mahogany neck, AAAAA quilt maple top with a honey burst finish, MOP cloud fingerboard inlays, rosewood fingerboard, Seymour Duncan Custom Shop Phil Keaggy signature pickups (similar in sound to original JB pickups), gold hardware, Sperzel locking keys (comes with MOP tuning key buttons), original hard shell case, signed COA, and original registration card. 

I am the second owner of this guitar.  This guitar was purchased new from Abalone Vintage in February of 1997, making this guitar nearly 21 years old. I purchased it back in October 2005, and it has seen very light use over the years.  There is some slight play wear on the guitar and on the gold bridge/tailpiece hardware.  Overall, the guitar is in very good condition (may show a few slight marks or scratches but are fully functional and in overall great shape). 

Here is a brief description from Ken Hoover, founder of Zion guitars, about the wiring on the Keaggy model guitar: The Keaggy layout enables you to do those trademark violin/volume swells that Keaggy is known for. No doubt, years on a 4 knob L.P. led to this. This phenomena is really a quirk but Phil capitalized on it, making part of his "bag of tricks".  If you turn the neck/top volume control all the way down, the bridge/bottom all the way up and put the selector in the middle, the neck pot becomes essentially a switch. The pot at "0" shorts the guitar off, but at "1" it is full volume bridge pickup. Phil's technique of simultaneously picking the string and turning up the volume control with his pinky produces that swelling sound. Also critical is the location of that knob, so you can rest the heel of your hand while comfortably reaching that knob. He dubbed it his "Nik-Nik Maximizer". I guess that is a Nikname (drumroll - cymbal crash!) Another factor is the use of those Phil Keaggy Signature custom shop Seymour Duncan pickups. They are harmonically richer as evidenced by Phil's tone (used by Phil for over 20 years now.)

Please let me know if you have any questions about the guitar.  No low ball offers, only serious offers/buyers only.

If you go to youtube and search for Phil Keaggy model Zion Guitar, Fuchs Amp, you can hear some playing on the same model guitar for an idea of the tone.

Thank you and God Bless!

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Listed6 years ago
ConditionVery Good (Used)
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  • Phil Keaggy Primera
  • Honey Burst
  • 1997
Made In
  • United States
Body Type
  • Solid Body

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