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    check my article on michael stevens in vintage guitar.

    those of you who have been in the vintage guitar game know that michael stevens is an american treasure. i recently had the opportunity to write this article about a great builder and friend, as part of their spread on the fender custom shop.
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    probett rocket 59 tv in house. burst killer!!!!

    i recently took delivery of this extraordinary instrument from english super builder damian probett. ostensibly a burst in double cut clothing. old growth honduras mahogany, eastern maple, amazonian rosewood board, royalite binding. check the pickups. rod mag alnico 5 4 conductor hums.
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    my last historic was a 2013. what changes can i expect?

    ​with my incoming standard 2016 r8? thanks in advance.
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    dark cherry sunburst 2016 historic finish examples?

    anyone have any good example of this finish? can't find anything outside of the guitar i just snagged online. thanks in advance.
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    incoming dave's guitar historic content.

    i haven't bought a new gibson in 8 years. having been hipped to dave's blow out sale here, i jumped on this.
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    my main strat. one of four fender custom shop artist protos.

    got this a few years back from my friend alex. it was one of four artists proofs built in the fender r&d model shop for an artist model that never saw the light of day. i've offered it for sale a couple of times but it's just too much guitar for most people. i have now embraced it.
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    lentz/fender custom shop/johan gustavsson blackguard

    been working to put together my ultimate blackguard. after a few years of swapping out components, i landed here and couldn't be happier with the results. *old lentz trussrod free neck (@ least .950"-1" soft v, 9.5" radius, vintage frets) *super light fender custom shop nos esquire body *mojo...
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    killer, top, korina, brazilian, unburst, nitro. what's *not* to like?

    i recently had the opportunity to acquire this extraordinary instrument (which national treasure michael stevens created for austin based guitarist mitch watkins in 1999).
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    stevens lj. burst killer. brazilian/honduras mahogany/sick top.

    1990 fender custom shop stevens lj. crafted by michael stevens and the late john english. extraordinary design/materials/execution.
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    my favorite r9 extrapolation. killer top content.

    those who know me know that i'm a korina fiend. not surprisingly, my favorite iteration of the r9 series was the brief run of 2008 korina/western maple joints. huge necks, light weight *solid* bodies. extremely resonant and and absolute joy to play. been looking for one for years, after...
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    michael stevens neo classic prototype. dotmarker meets burst!!!

    recently had the opportunity to acquire the proto for the stevens neo classic. exceptional instrument by a legendary builder. double white tom holmes (450 neck/455 bridge) royalite binding carved eastern red maple top honduras mahogany back and neck brazilian rosewood fingerboard
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    baddest burst player.

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    any pics of burst headstock sideview?

    anybody? thanks in advance.
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    my favourite yaron les paul. don't think i've shared it here.

    yaron bone. anyone here check one out yet?
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    you can't buy this at the walmarts. 1 of 4 custom shop artist sig prototype strats

    this was built in the fender r&d model shop by fender's senior design engineer, along with 3 others with similar specs for one of the first three artists signed to fender for sig guitars.
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    my ultimate frankenfender sig model tele/strat mashup. LOOK!!!!!

    über builder and restoration guru dominick ramos laced this up for me. the donors were: g.e. smith neck 2005 loaded eric johnson body dom re-radiused the board on the g.e. smith neck to "12, dropped in 6105s and reshaped the neck to a soft v. outside of the re-radius, the full depth of the...
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    expanding your harmonic palate with symmetrical scales.

    here's a little ditty (completely off the dome) utilizing the half step whole step scale. <iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/129970064" width="500" height="500" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen="" mozallowfullscreen="" allowfullscreen=""></iframe> .5/whole from roe bocoptick on Vimeo.
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    tom knows tone!!! johan gustavsson guitar content.

    not only is tom one of the most generous burst guys on the planet, he's also a tone maven. check the 2 johan gustavsson guitars with the bursts. i met johan on this board, back in 2001. his guitars continue to fuel my music. great to see tom's enthusiasm for this extraordinary builder.
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    johan gustavsson hijacked a time machine. aged bluesmaster!!!

    i asked johan gustavsson to climb into a time machine set to 225 parsons street, kalamazoo mi, in 1959. he overdelivered. •rock maple top •old growth honduras mahogany back and neck(.890"-.990" soft v) •brazilian rosewood board •holly veneer headstock overlay •royalite binding •nos celluloid...
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