Guitars and Basses

UpFront Guitars is pleased to offer the G&L USA, Heritage, ESP and the Godin family of quality guitars and basses. When choosing what products to carry we wanted to offer a broad range of price points and options, but never compromise on quality, features or playing enjoyment.

Products

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0 - New! The G&L Espada - Order Deposit
0 - New! The G&L Espada - Order Deposit

Just released at the 2019 NAMM show is the all-new G&L Espada. This guitar follows the recently discovered plans of a guitar that Leo Fender designed back around 1969. With a sexy new shape, new split coil pickups and active/passive electronics, the Espada is not a re-hash of anything. This guitar is a great look into the mind of Leo Fender and where he was heading with guitar development.

The Espada will soon enter the build process and UpFront Guitars will receive some of the first production examples. Place your deposit now for a Natural Ash or Alder Sunburst. Expected MAP with hardshell case is $1999.

Price: $200.00
2000 Heritage H-550 Antique Natural USED
2000 Heritage H-550 Antique Natural USED

Here is a special treat for our Heritage fans: A super clean H-550 Custom in Antique Natural. Made in the original Gibson factory in Kalamazoo Michigan, Heritage guitars combine traditional materials and craftsmanship to create guitars that have a story to tell. This is an all original jazz box that was owned by a professional, so it was kept in pristine condition with virtually no cosmetic wear and even better, no fretwear.

Price: $2099.00
2001 Fender American Vintage '62 Reissue Stratocaster USED
2001 Fender American Vintage '62 Reissue Stratocaster USED

Introducing a classic addition to our used selection: The Fender American Vintage '62 Reissue Stratocaster. This series is well known as a pinnacle reissue guitar that offers iconic tone, playability and aesthetic when you don't have $10,000 burning a hole in your pocket. We got this on consignment from our good friend, demo guru and Berklee College of Music Professor Scott Tarulli. After years of acclaimed guitar work on the pro circuit he has amassed a collection that's closing in the walls of his studio so he's reluctantly making room by letting this piece find a new home. If you're looking for a Strat that feels and sounds like the good ol days, don't pass this up.

This guitar has been well loved but aside from bumps and bruises it's in perfect playing shape with no fretwear. Comes with original plush Fender hardshell case. 

Price: $1199.00
2012 Fender Custom Shop '52 Telecaster Closet Classic USED
2012 Fender Custom Shop '52 Telecaster Closet Classic USED

Here's a special treat for collectors and road warriors: The Fender Custom Shop '52 Closet Classic Telecaster. If this looks like it stepped out of a time machine, that's the right idea. This piece from the Fender Custom Shop in Corona California is built to sound, look and feel like the golden age of the Tele and we think they nailed it. From the moderately relic'd Butterscotch Blonde finish to the fat "U" shaped neck, this Tele is au natural and offers truly classic tone with the comfort and reliability of modern craftsmanship. It comes with the original tweed case, hardware, case candy and is in near mint condition. As life long Leo Fender enthusiasts it's refreshing to see a guitar of this caliber brought back to life for today's players.

This guitar is in impeccable shape with virtually no fretwear and no cosmetic defects other than the purposeful relic'd aesthetic. Comes with original tweed Fender hardshell case and all of the original contents. 

Price: $2649.00
2013 G&L Fallout Jet Black MINT USED
2013 G&L Fallout Jet Black MINT USED

Time to break out of a rut? Check out the G&L Fallout. This 2013 made-in-USA Fallout combines G&L's own excellent in-house P-90 and Duncan JB bridge pickup for a great range of blues soul and rock crunch. It's the perfect tool to craft your own signature sound. Featuring a Jet Black Alder body with a vintage glossy neck this Fallout is a new age beauty with an old soul.

This guitar was returned to us by the original owner in order to fund a new G&L custom build. Aside from some typical swirling in the black finish there are no nicks, scratches, dings or fretwear.

Price: $949.00
2016 Gibson Memphis ES les Paul Lemon Burst USED
2016 Gibson Memphis ES les Paul Lemon Burst USED

Collector Alert - Here is an exceptionally clean Gibson ES Les Paul in a gorgeous Transparent Amber Nitro finish. This 2016 model hails from Memphis and gives you best of both the Les Paul and 335 worlds in a slick package with all the fixin's. The center-block semi-hollow designs gives the humbucking pickups a breathe of new life, and with Maple/Poplar/Maple construction this bad boy barely cracks 6 pounds on our digital scale.

Price: $2399.00
Art & Lutherie Legacy CW 12-String QIT Bourbon Burst
Art & Lutherie Legacy CW 12-String QIT Bourbon Burst

The Legacy 12-String CW from Art & Lutherie is a concert sized acoustic that is built for modern-day pickers, bluesmen and troubadors. While accomodating 6 more strings on the board, it still has that great A&L playability and the Godin QIT on board electronics makes it ready to rock whether you're on stage or under the stars. Underneath it's tastefully rustic finish, the Legacy CW features a solid spruce top with wild cherry back and sides. Adding a great 12-string to your stable has never been more fun or affordable.

Photos are of the actual guitar except for headstock and control panel

Price: $549.00
Art & Lutherie Legacy Denim Blue Q-Discrete
Art & Lutherie Legacy Denim Blue Q-Discrete

Introducing the new Legacy Denim Q-Discrete from Art & Lutherie. The Legacy is a concert-sized acoustic that is priced right for novices, but won't disappoint an experienced player. The body is made for both comfort and projection and the discrete Q1T electronics offer simple, hands on control with a vintage look you can’t beat. Underneath it's rustic Denim finish, the Legacy features a solid spruce top with wild cherry back and sides for a dynamic voice that is both authoritative and detailed.

Photos are of the actual guitar except for the headstock.

 

Price: $479.00
Art & Lutherie Legacy Left Handed CW QIT Bourbon Burst
Art & Lutherie Legacy Left Handed CW QIT Bourbon Burst

For our special left hand troubadours, we're happy to offer The Legacy CW from Art & Lutherie. This is a concert sized acoustic that is built for modern-day pickers, bluesmen and singer-songwriters. The generous cutaway gives you easy access to the high frets and the Godin Q1T on board electronics makes it ready to rock whether you're on stage or under the stars. Underneath its tastefully rustic finish, the Legacy CW features a solid spruce top with wild cherry back and sides for a dynamic voice that is both authoritative and harmonically rich.

Photos are of the actual guitar except for headstock and control panel

Price: $549.00
Art & Lutherie Roadhouse Parlor Faded Black A/E
Art & Lutherie Roadhouse Parlor Faded Black A/E

The Art & Lutherie Roadhouse is a parlor sized acoustic that is built for modern players who need big tone out of a modest and highly portable package. Not just for camp fires or bedrooms, the Roadhouse is also stage-ready featuring the Fishman Sonitone soundhole pickup for reliable performance no matter the job. Underneath its tastefully rustic finish, this parlor features a solid spruce top with wild cherry back and sides for a dynamic voice that is punchy and crisp.

Photos are of the actual guitar except for the headstock.

Price: $449.00
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