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Collector's Choice 6 #21

Todd Louis

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Yesterday was a very special day, in very many ways. I took delivery of CC#6, SN 21, and boy, is she a beauty. I also had the opportunity of doing an A/B with Mike's #1. My conclusion was that all it takes is 53 years of playing and TLC, and she will sound just like a real 'Burst ;-)

Mike did me the honor (against his initial reluctance) to sign the headstock for me:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3LTJxfKdJs&feature=youtu.be

More pix:
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Guitar face and top carve:
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More pix to follow...
:rofl That was a great Ida and Mike looks like yous a Rock Star now...:frank:
 

MikeSlub

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:rofl That was a great idea and Mike looks like yous a Rock Star now...:frank:

Todd, I honestly didn't want to sign the guitar, because I'm simply a "caretaker" of the original Burst and not a famous person who merits having their signature on the guitar. But Werner insisted, so I did it reluctantly.

Like I said in the video, I used a silver Sharpie on top of the finish, so it would probably be pretty easy to eliminate the signature with a little bit of rubbing compound! :)
 

wernerg

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I am very proud to have won TWO arguments against Mike that day:

1. I insisted he sign the headstock
2. I won the fight over the restaurant check at lunch!
 

wernerg

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There are days when I think to myself: "life just doesn't get any better than this"...

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... and then, someone throws a '58 'Burst in your lap and insists that you play it ;-)

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MikeSlub

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Werner, upon closer inspection, that looks like the '60 Burst in the second photo. :hank
 

Maxmc

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Yep, that's done it. That's tipped my applecart. I sold my 60 burst 22 years ago and as time goes by the more I regret it. Played a CC17 last week at a store here in Melbourne Oz and slowly started to remember the old one. But I'm not a fan of a completely faded out burst and at $12500A this particular instrument was in divorce territory. Found a cc6 for sale interstate at a much more reasonable price. Now I've found this thread and seen how happy you are with it and more importantly I've heard it, I'm gonna go for it ! I've got to move a couple of Strats first but hopefully that wont take long and I'll be making the call.
 

corpse

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That's what this site is about- recapturing our misspent youth...
 

wernerg

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Yep, that's done it. That's tipped my applecart. I sold my 60 burst 22 years ago and as time goes by the more I regret it. Played a CC17 last week at a store here in Melbourne Oz and slowly started to remember the old one. But I'm not a fan of a completely faded out burst and at $12500A this particular instrument was in divorce territory. Found a cc6 for sale interstate at a much more reasonable price. Now I've found this thread and seen how happy you are with it and more importantly I've heard it, I'm gonna go for it ! I've got to move a couple of Strats first but hopefully that wont take long and I'll be making the call.

Hey Maxmc,

I am still trying to keep a list of all CC#6 guitars with serial numbers and pictures. Please share what you can, preferably here on the LPF or privately.


Werner
 

Maxmc

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No worries ! I've still got some guitars to move before I can make a move.
 

edward van tijen

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Dear Wernerg,
I read that you kept a personal database for CC#6 `s
I fell in love with the most beautifull top carve i have seen on a reissue.
So there is a CC#6 coming .....its nr is CC06 A 195.
Kind regards Edward
 

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