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.
Art & Lutherie Roadhouse Parlor Tennessee Red 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.
B&G Guitars Little Sister Crossroads Tobacco Sunburst USED
Here is a unique piece recently added to our stable: The Little Sister Crossroads by B&G Guitars. Based in Israel, B&G has made waves in the boutique market for crafting their guitars with worldclass tonewoods and hand-wound pickups with premium electronics. While these guitars were clearly something special, the average price kept them out of reach for many players. Enter the Crossroads: The same Little Sister model that could easily cost up to $5000, at a new competitive price and quick availability thanks to carefully selected outside builders. If you're looking for a vintage voiced guitar that won't break the bank, don't pass this up.
We acquired this piece from the original owner who used it, but certainly didn't abuse it. It has some typical pickup tarnish, swirling on the back but there are no scratches, dings and most importantly, no fretwear. Comes with original B&G soft case.
ESP E-II ST-1 Tea Sunburst MIJ
For almost 50 years ESP has been producing premium guitars for a full spectrum of players. Made in Tokyo, Japan where it all started, the E-II Series is a line of professional grade guitars made for musicians who need a boutique instrument at a factory price. The ST-1 is a classic ESP model that offers a vast tonal palette in a stunning Alder - Quilt Maple package. With three Seymour Duncan pickups and Floyd Rose original locking bridge, the ST-1 is the pinnacle of versatility
ESP LTD Deluxe M-1000 Multi Scale
New for 2019, the ESP LTD Deluxe M-1000 Multi Scale guitar looks radical but plays like a dream. The varying scale length equalizes string tension and the angled frets feel remarkably natural as you work up the neck. Lightweight and versatile the M-1000 MS is a surprisingly compelling package for a variety of musical styles.
ESP LTD Viper 400M Satin Mahogany
Introducing our latest pick from the LTD collection: The Viper 400M. While familiar with their USA and E-II series, certain LTD models really stood out at the 2019 NAMM show, and we couldn't pass them up. This Viper 400M features a timeless satin mahogany body, Seymour Duncan pickups and a lightning fast neck. The signature offset SG style body looks both aggressive and elegant and the tone is equally compelling for a variety of musical styles. If you're looking for professional playability on a budget, the Viper 400M is a top choice.
ESP USA M-III Tea Sunburst
For almost 50 years ESP has been producing premium guitars for a full spectrum of musicians. In 2014, ESP broke ground on their first ever USA factory in North Hollywood, California where they hand-craft some of the finest instruments to bear the ESP name. The M-III is a beastly combination of tonal versatility and ingenius design. If a Super Strat and a Les Paul has a baby it would look something like this, complete with Flame Maple top over a Mahogany body, and top notch appointments you might only see in a custom shop. If you're looking for finesse and power in a stunning package, the M-III will provide.
ESP USA Viper Amber Cherry
New for 2018, UpFront Guitars is excited to announce our partnership with ESP Guitars. For almost 50 years ESP has been producing premium guitars for a full spectrum of musicians. In 2014, ESP broke ground on their first ever USA factory in North Hollywood, California where they hand-craft some of the finest instruments to bear the ESP name. The Viper is a classic ESP model that offers the comfort and lively character of the "Solid Guitar" design, with custom shop level materials and workmanship. With a full range of top-notch appointments and a classy open grain finish, the Viper is built to raise the bar.
G&L ASAT Classic Bluesboy 90 Tobacco Sunburst
The G&L ASAT Classic Bluesboy 90 straddles the line between single coil and humbucker, providing more body and attack without sacrificing definition and clarity. The G&L-designed P-90 pickup perfectly compliments the twangy punch of their excellent MFD bridge pickup. If you don't think you like P-90 pickups, it may be because you have not played a good one. G&L has made a really good P-90, and in the process opened up a new range of options for players willing to think out of the box and forge their own style.
G&L ASAT Classic Fullerton Red w/ Wood Binding
Here is a beautiful G&L ASAT Classic with a few nice upgrades. The Fullerton Red finish seems to simultaneously deliver an aesthetic that is both classic and refreshing. With scraped wood binding and the venerable Magnetic Field Design pickups, this guitar looks familiar, but is guaranteed to change the way you think about T-Style guitars.
G&L ASAT Classic S Blackburst w/ Satin Frost Topcoat
Want a black guitar that is more than just black? The elegant Blackburst Frost finish on this ASAT Classic S uses natural woodgrain accents to give it a real custom shop vibe. Combined with the enhanced dynamics of the G&L MFD pickups and the added flexibility of a middle pickup, not many guitars can cover the sonic ground of the Classic S and look so good doing it.