Blade Guitars

Gary Levinson began repairing Guitars in 1964. Utilizing his multiple university degrees in applied and natural sciences. Levinson approaches guitar building from an analytical standpoint. Inherent resonant frequencies of woods, innovative electronics and the tonal effect of hardware designs are important factors in his concept development. Equally as important is the role of “metaphysics” – or magic. Exhaustive research goes into those exclusive components that make a great guitar feel and sound right to a player.

In 1977 he opened his workshop in Switzerland. Early in 1982 he set the groundwork for the Blade guitar line with a series of prototypes utilizing innovative pickup systems and the position-determined-profile neck. January 1987 the alliance was forged with manufacturing partners to launch the Blade programm on a worldwide scale.

By 1990 Blade had become the best selling custom high-end guitar in Europe and received endorsements from many of the world’s finest players.

41 thoughts on “Blade Guitars”

  1. blade levinson jm-l limited edition..switzeland
    mixalhs xatzhlias

    hi…iam from greece and i sell a guitar blade levinson jm-l limited edition for 1700euro …for fotos send me a mail thanks

  2. Blade R3 or RH3 guitar.......Where can i sell it?
    Bobby D (via moderator)

    (Originally posted 16:37:21 1/02/06)

    Have a beautiful r3 standard blade that i’ve had for as long as i’ve been married, which is ten years now. we’re expecting another baby soon and could use extra cash. having a hard time parting with it but have a couple other guitars and think it is finally time. (wife says not to) so would like to find reasonable offers. it has the spertzel tuners, cherry red, three single coil pickups, middle one does not work, don’t have the time to fix it, bought a 59 series double humbucker to put in bridge and take the bridge single and replace with the middle one. haven’t had time.(kids work wife) throw that in with it.has the vsc. beauty. also throw in a new coffin case with it.red plush inside to match the cherry red axe. have pictures.email with help, offers,
    [email protected]

  3. Producer & exporter of stringed musical instruments'accessories
    SRK OVERSEAS PRIVATE LIMITED

    Producer & exporter of stringed musical instruments’accessories Made of indian exotic woods viz. Fingerboard,tailpiece,chinrest,peg etc. Including fancy carved parts.also sell ebonised products.

  4. Blade Texas Vintage
    NorwBoy

    Hi i`m a boy from Norway who own a Blade Texas Vintage guitar.
    This is a earlyer model then the model you can see on http://www.bladeguitars.com/guitargallery.html.
    The difference from this guitar and the new, is that the "boost" button (on the new guitar) is a switch on my (old) guitar.
    I were wondering if there were anyone out ther who knew the price on this guitar.
    is a switch

  5. to know the prices
    madura jayakody

    i have gone through the blade website but there are no prices in it
    could you send me the prices of each guitar please

  6. Blade RH-3
    Frankie

    I have a Blade RH-3 in Midnight Sunburst. This model was built around 1990-1994, it has the VSC on board electronics, a Falcon tremolo and Sperzel tuners. The body is of maple wood, the neck is maple and ebony. I’m selling some of my guitars, and I was wondering what one of these usually go for? Are they hard to find?

  7. Where can i buy a Blade guitar in the USA ?
    Billy

    I have been searching EVERYWHERE to find an american company that sells Blade guitars…an none of them do<sigh>

    Does anyone here know an american music company that sells blade guitars?

    if you would be kind enough email me
    [email protected]

    cheers,

    1. Re: Where can i buy a Blade guitar in the USA ?
      Howard Smith

      : I have been searching EVERYWHERE to find an american company that sells Blade guitars…an none of them do<sigh>

      : Does anyone here know an american music company that sells blade guitars?

      : if you would be kind enough email me
      : [email protected]

      : cheers,
      Marks Music in Orangeburg, SC is proudly selling Blade Guitars.

    2. I 've got a Blade for sale!!
      Howard

      Hello!

      I saw your post on the internet and thought I’d let you know that I’ve got an ultra-rare Blade JML-3 for sale. Only a few hundred were made. It’s a mustang/jaguar body style and is absolutely gorgeous. All custom Levinson electronics, sperzel locking tuners (1 locking screw is missing, but is easily replaceable), balanced tremelo system, etc… The coolest thing is the finish. It fades from ocean blue to aqua green, has a clear blue pickguard, white pickups and glow-in-the-dark volume and tone controls. I don’t have any pix, unfortunately, but believe me, it’s one of the coolest and most versatile guitars you’ve ever seen.

      I have a pretty large collection and I’m forced to unload a few of them.

      Let me know if you’re interested. There is a small ding on the bottom of the guitar (it was that way when I bought it), but is located in a place where it’s not visible to anyone. It was recently appraised for $1,500 pounds (a little over $2,000 US), but I’ll take any reasonable offer.

      Happy Holidays!
      Howard

      1. Hello Howard
        Sam

        I want to know if you still have some of the Levinson blade guitars in stock. I urgently need LEVINSON BLADE JM-L series, levinson blade JML-2 or 3

        1. blade levinson jm-l limited edition..switzeland
          mixalhs xatzhlias

          hi..i have one and i sell it around 1700euro if you are intresting send me amail to sent u pics

  8. Blade R3 circuit
    Devlin

    The circuit on my r3 is fried and I need a new resistor for it but i don’t know what to replace it with. If anyone has a schematic or knows where to get one please email me

    1. Re: Blade R3 circuit
      PK

      : The circuit on my r3 is fried and I need a new resistor for it but i don’t know what to replace it with. If anyone has a schematic or knows where to get one please email me

      Hi Devlin –

      I own a Blade R3 and I was in touch with Levinson Guitars because
      I wanted to replace my pick-guard. They have a parts
      distributor in Colorado called Close Marketing.
      They can be reached @ 303-781-6465 or 1-800-475-9006.

      I’m sure they would be able to help you out.
      Let me know how things work out!

      PK

      1. Re: Blade R3 circuit
        Errol

        : : The circuit on my r3 is fried and I need a new resistor for it but i don’t know what to replace it with. If anyone has a schematic or knows where to get one please email me

        : Hi Devlin –

        : I own a Blade R3 and I was in touch with Levinson Guitars because
        : I wanted to replace my pick-guard. They have a parts
        : distributor in Colorado called Close Marketing.
        : They can be reached @ 303-781-6465 or 1-800-475-9006.

        : I’m sure they would be able to help you out.
        : Let me know how things work out!

        : PK

        Hi from New Zealand
        I am the owner of a R3 and I accidently came across this post.
        Maybe you guys could help.
        Have any of you fitted a Humbucker to your R3’s and what would you recommend that would give some bite.
        Errol

        1. Re: Blade R3 circuit
          Jonathan Hill

          Yeah – I’d like some more welly in mine – al;so the switch and pots are all noisy. I had considered a Kent Armstrong (find here http://wdmusicproducts.co.uk/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Store_Code=wduk&Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=STRT )So I’d love to hear from anyone with as diagram or experience. Also I find the R3’s trem almost unusably stiff.. Need the strength of an ox to shift it – any suggestions on adjustments?? Cheers..

  9. Needs Colour Brochure w/Professional Grade Instruments & $'s Please
    Mr.Kenneth Gordon Krumlauf/30yr.exp.pro-guitarists name:Kenny Gordon

    Greetings.The Subjects Box & Name Box says it all.I really have been a professional preforming-recording,writting,producing Traveling-Tourring Musician for 30yrs.I’ve got 2 Custom Designed & Appointed High End Instruments,and I purchase 1 of 21 of Eddie Van Halens Own Charvels from his agent,and my wife won Kirk Hammett’s U.S.A. E.S.P.Custom Shoppe K.H.1 DELUXE w/Tourring Deluxe Case & Aircarrier Case which houses all 3 Metallica & Kirk Hammett’s names Stenciled on.Kirk Donated 1 of his own instruments to the new owners of Miller Freeman & Assoc.’s Group-Inc.now owned by United Artists Entertainment Inc.The largest Music Publications Buy Out in The History of Music!Any way Kirk had donated His Axe to be displayed & eligible entries were on line thru http://www.MusicPlayers.Com‘s web-site & Guitar Player Magazine (I believe) All I Know is my wife won this instrument which was demo’d & displayed at The 1st Milleniums WINTER NAMM in FEB.2000.Signed on the Spot with full Signature & the words Winter NAMM 2000 underlined.She actually recieved this 1 of a Kind on her 39th & Holding B-Day Last May 18th 2000.What A B-Day Surprize for her!Gruhn Guitars has set a value of $12,500.00 High End Collectors Value for all The History it was to Stand For! And I See Since Then Kirk Hammett has won more awards in the Super Star Areana.So We’d take $10,000.00 for it as soon as we retrieve it from our local Banks Saftey deposit Drawer.Humidity Free & Temperature Controlled Enviornment.Comes with All Certifications,Letters,OPEN WARRENTEE,TOOLS and Above Cases,Autographs & E-MAIL From Kirk to my wife.That she’s never parting with.So if you also may know of a METTALICA DIE HARD COLLECTOR WHO LIKES MOTHER OF PEARL SKULLS & CROSS-BONES INLAYS AND HIS NAME AT THE 12th FRET LET US KNOW WE’D PAY A PERCENTAGE FOR A FAIR FINDERS FEE.BUYER ASSUMES ALL COSTS IN SHIPPING TAXES,TERRIFS,LAWS.WE REALLY DO NOT WANT TO SELL IT OUT OF COUNTRY WITH OUT FULL PAYMENT IN AN AMERICAN CERTIFIED CHECK DEPOSITED AND CLEARED 1st.We didnt fall off the Turnip Trailer Yesterday,nor any day.Other wise Escrowl Account would have to also be a JOINT FINANCIAL VENTURE.OUR ATTORNEE IS FORMER ASST.U.S.JUSTICE DEPT.S.E.MI.DEPT.& THE DETROIT CITY COUNCILS ATTORNEY FOR OVER 25yrs.Mr.Peter Jerome Kelley.Who’ll Draw up and handle all transactions.Ita sad one has to do it this way.But this instrument will only become worth more and more and more.NOT an LTD model A REAL KIRK HAMMETT STOCK METALLICA INSTRUMENT! But Im Interested in Blade Guitars.I once Played The "S"STYLE that ROCKTRON IMPORTED IN FROM STEVE. AnD IM STILL KICKING MYSELF IN THE HIND END FOR NOT BUYING IT FROM ED ROWMAN.HE NOW HAS IT IN HIS NOT FOR SALE COLLECTION.So I would like to see what you have in stock, as well do you do Custom Work? Do you have any of those KILLER STRATS THAT ARE BETTER THAN ANYONES FOR THE PRICE! IMPECABLE PICKUPS AND ACTION! FRET WORK WAS FLAWLESS!I’d be proud to Play A Blade.My Collectors Instruments less the Hammett which only was played for 15 minutes before my wife cased it and took it to the Banks Vault.So it’s only been played by Maker,Kirk Hammett,Rob Kuboya,& Myself for 15 minutes,Nice Axe!Any ways my address is <Mr.K.G.Krumlauf,3333 U.S.Hwy.31 N.Kewadin,MI.49648.9786 U.S.A. [email protected] THANK-YOU! Cordially Again, Kenny Gordon currantly preforming all lead & Lead Rhythems for the following N.M.ROCK BANDS "2nd~Axe" & "Still@Large"

  10. california standard
    Thomas Bergklint

    I have a very nice ex. of an Blade california standard by Gary Levinson, how mutch is it worth if i want to sell it?

  11. Replacement Necks
    e. Scott Joyner

    To whom It May Concern; I dont own my own computer so I hope you gewt this message. I have played Blade guitars for many years now and i havetried to get a replacement maple neck with a maple fingerboard and so far have been unsuccessfull.I have tried going through u.s. distributor and have had no success! pleasw contact through regular mail for Info as I have always played guitars.Thank You Mr. Levinson!!!!!

    1. Re: Replacement Neck
      John Gegakis

      : To whom It May Concern;
      I own an Ibanez JPM P4 and I want to replace the neck because the old one has broken. Iwant to replace it with a same one off course. I am from Athens Greece and I would like to know if this is possible. If it is how much will it cost?
      Thank You for Your time
      John Gegakis 25/08/2004

      1. Re: Replacement Neck
        dogge alesandro

        : : To whom It May Concern;
        : I own an Ibanez JPM P4 and I want to replace the neck because the old one has broken. Iwant to replace it with a same one off course. I am from Athens Greece and I would like to know if this is possible. If it is how much will it cost?
        : Thank You for Your time
        : John Gegakis 25/08/2004

        yes i have a neck that may suit your quitar…costs 100 $

      2. Re: Replacement Neck
        mauro deltorro

        : : To whom It May Concern;
        : I own an Ibanez JPM P4 and I want to replace the neck because the old one has broken. Iwant to replace it with a same one off course. I am from Athens Greece and I would like to know if this is possible. If it is how much will it cost?
        : Thank You for Your time
        : John Gegakis 25/08/2004

        yes john this is quite pos. i have an ibanez jpm you know the "dream theater model"…I have some spare parts if you are interested…

  12. Replacement Necks
    e. Scott Joyner

    To whom It May Concern; I dont own my own computer so I hope you gewt this message. I have played Blade guitars for many years now and i havetried to get a replacement maple neck with a maple fingerboard and so far have been unsuccessfull.I have tried going through u.s. distributor and have had no success! pleasw contact through regular mail for Info as I have always played guitars.Thank You Mr. Levinson!!!!!

  13. Blade California Series Guitar
    Brian

    I have a california series blade guitar. It is made by Gary Levinson. I would like to know if its a good guitar , and how much its worth.

    1. Re: Blade California Series Guitar
      rob

      that guitar is one of the best i have ever seen . Way better than a Fender stratocaster , and even better than alot of the gibsons . It has awsome distortions and cleans.

  14. INDIAN ROSEWOOD GUITAR PARTS
    shaji joseph, Atheena exports,

    WE ARE EXPORTERS OF INDIAN ROSEWOOD GUITAR PARTS.
    IF YOU NEED PLEASE CONTACT US.
    REGARDS,
    SHAJI JOSEPH
    INDIA.

    1. Re: INDIAN ROSEWOOD GUITAR PARTS
      babak shirazi

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      : WE ARE EXPORTERS OF INDIAN ROSEWOOD GUITAR PARTS.

      : IF YOU NEED PLEASE CONTACT US.
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  15. hi, I’ve seen your work, it’s good. I personnally like the electric guitars with the wooden body, do you make them? If you do, what is the base price for Australian’s? Thanx

    Amy

  16. I tossed my strat for this badboy.
    Smooth lines, Lightning quick fretboard. One of the best axes I ever played. Its still my main guitar

    1. Re: Blade Texas Guitar
      dave reid

      : Seeking opinions of the BLADE TEXAS CLASSIC guitar.
      it’s a turbo strat !

      1. Re: Blade Texas Guitar
        Gandalf

        I’m from Croatia and I have a texas vintage (it really is a TURBO-COMPRESOR-5.0-strat) and wanna know how much it costs in other countrys, like UK, USA, Switzerland….

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