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McHenry

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Sep 2, 2013
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Hello,

I have been on this forum since high school and have always wanted to send a guitar to Historic Makeovers and keep it as my forever guitar and let it age with me. This guitar started off as a 2020 R8 that I purchased from Dave's guitars (great shop). It weighs 7.6 lbs, not chambered. I sent it off to HM soon after receiving it so I'm now getting to bond with it in its finished state, which is fantastic. I went with the Standard package, but without the the neck recarve. I also had Throbak DT-102 (DW) installed while it was there. The finish is their standard faded tobacco, and I just could not be more pleased with the result. I have included some picture of the finish checking that is already appearing. Enjoy! 375CF5D3-4679-4D6F-B6CF-1D2C409C229E.jpeg D09EC29B-E990-451F-BCDE-932801BB264F.jpeg 2052E972-702E-4F25-9C7A-D5BCE6110C08.jpeg 1FC129D5-6C6B-4704-A72E-440509EB273E.jpeg
 

McHenry

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corpse

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Jun 9, 2007
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On recent CS guitars there really is no reason other than an over-the-top case of detailitis (edited) to go HM deluxe- starting from about 2014. The construction is quite good/excellent. The finish less so. The indoor shots are spectacular- I want a tobacco burst. The new top carve is excellent.
Only the purchase of a vintage piece pried my HM out of my hands.
But you should have gotten a stinger.
 

El Gringo

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Mega congrats on such a fine beauty . Love your choice of pickups ! Did you remove the covers yourself ?
 
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