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Help me pick a Historic ......

Dr. Green

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Ok -

here is the deal
looking to get a Historic LP

only "must haves"

1) must be 2013 or later custom shop with case and cert
2) must be under 9 pound 4 oz
3) must be a maple top and no goldtops or customs ( 58 , 59, 60 )
4) must not have been buggered up such as home relic job
5) must have a old vibe so mineral flecks are great - barbeque top are out
6) none of the crappy light boards - dark colored rosewood only
7) must be 6K max price

so if you know a killer historic that's for sale on line now post a link

thanks !!!!

 

Tim Plains

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That budget will get you practically any new R9 from Mark's Guitar Loft. Maybe reach out to him to get one that checks all the boxes?
 

Gino753

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Check this one out
 

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Agree with Tim Plains. I'd just watch Mark's until the right one appears.
 

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Marks is a good experience, i got my for Historic from Mark, this thing rips
 

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Dr. Green

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Agree with Tim Plains. I'd just watch Mark's until the right one appears.

there was a very unusual one at Marks that I was thinking very strongly about buying a while back and sure enough one of you guys must have grabbed it . I was bummed. I wont tip my hand as to which it was in case one like it ever appears again !

(Gino that is a nice one )

" The first of December was covered with snow
So was the turnpike from Stockbridge to Boston
The Berkshires seemed dream-like on account of that frosting
With ten miles behind me and ten thousand more to go........ "
 

Dr. Green

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turn - ons :

1) birds eye maple
2) straight grain backs
3) mineral flecks
4) dark chocolate colored finger boards
5) medium weight
6) mid range honk
7) medium to large frets

Turn offs :

1) quilt Maple
2) flat sawn backs
3) perfectly clean barbeque tops
4) yellow brown finger boards
5 ) tone turds
6) small frets
7) boat anchors
 

Dr. Green

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what is a barbeque top?

that's a top which is comprised of both vertical and horizontal uniform straight grain lines which are oriented exactly 90 degrees from each other and are equidistant resembling the grill top of a barbeque

to me it looks like crap
 
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Tommy Tourbus

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that's a top which is comprised of both vertical and horizontal uniform straight grain lines which are oriented exactly 90 degrees from each other and are equidistant resembling the grill top of a barbeque

to me it looks like crap
you mean a quartersawn flame top?
 

Dr. Green

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just look at the top - if resembles something you would cook a steak on then its a barbeque top ................. to me they dont look as good a wavy grain lines sprinkled with mineral flecks

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el84ster

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I’ve had such great success with Breaze guitars. He really handpicks nothing but great guitars and knows what a good one is. No affiliation BTW.

 
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