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It's gettin' der... 2009 R9 Dave Johnson Makeover

solsurfr

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Dave just sent me this pic. Looking forward to the final product. Originally a 2009 R9 Darkburst....Soon to be a 2009 aged lemonburst... I'm going for the Mike McCready Burst but not nearly as beat the hell up but more like a Goldie or Beast type of aging...maybe a tinge more then those. One day, I'll be introduced to her... bought her from the dealer and had it sent straight to DJ for full makeover package with Braz Board...:dude:

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...and the man himself, Mike McCready of Pearl Jam:
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Guitar Whiskey

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Small world. I'm on a project similar to yours with Dave at this moment. Aged lemon burst is where I'm at also. Yours looks truly fantastic! Cheers........
 

SheltonGuitar

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When I saw those jars upside-down, I first thought "Why the hell did Dave attach the jars to the shelf through the glass?" instead of the usual redneck fashion of attaching the lid. Then I saw the hanging hook and ceiling bar at the other end of the pic. :rolleyes :doh Guitar looks great!
 

ChevChelios

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I thought he wasn't doing any Historic makeovers anymore ... or exclusively for Mark?
 

solsurfr

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You bought it new in 2009 and still haven't seen it in person?

I know...a bit different than how I usually do things but this particular R9, in terms of price, was too good to pass up. I am not a dark-burst guy at all so I took it as an opportunity to make a project out of this guitar and do something that I normally wouldn't do on most guitars that I target for purchase. :peace2
 

Davidos

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Looks good! The waiting is the hardest part....

Pretty sure I took that pic of Mike at a PJ show a few years ago... glad it helped!
 

solsurfr

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Looks good! The waiting is the hardest part....

Pretty sure I took that pic of Mike at a PJ show a few years ago... glad it helped!

THAT IS KILLER! I'm going to the Baltimore and Philly shows this year... 10C member since 1996 :)
 

fjminor

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You gotta be psyched to see that bad boy on Dave's paint line. :yah
 
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