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NGD - 2004 R9, Tom Murphy Aged Historic Reissue, Yamano

edwardgrey

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New purchase, ~4kg / 8.82 lbs (to be confirmed), changes include:

Pre-purchase/previous owner:
  • Burstbuckers swapped to Custombuckers
  • Bumblebee Capacitors
My additions:
Marks Guitar Loft
  • TruVintage Replica 1959 Cream Ring
  • TruVintage Aged 50's Amber Bonnet Knobs
  • TruVintage Aged Aliminium Stop Tailpiece
  • TruVintage Exact Replica 50's ABR-1 Thumbwheels (aged)
CrazyParts
  • Area 59 Aged 69 CAB Rings Vintage/Porcelain White
  • Area 59 AOA M69 Burst Mounting Ring Screws
  • Area 59 AOA Vintage Knurled Nut Nickel
  • Area 59 Vintage Strapbutton Screws Aged
  • Area 59 Brown Burst Tip (Catalin)
  • Area 59 Trussrod Cover Aged Rolled
  • Aged Nickel Steel Topbar Studs
  • Vintage style Trussrod Cover Screws Aged
Upcoming changes (when stock received):
FU Restorations / Other
  • ABR-1 Bridge, Aged

The last pic was taken in the evening, to show how lighting can change perceived colour. The flame is tight and changes strength/visibility with the angle.

Fantastic neck, resonant. Pleased with this purchase!

Strap is from Bear Straps in the U.K.

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jb_abides

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Mineral streaks... and the strap! Oh, yeah.

Congrats, looks great. Plethora of mods. Enjoy in good health!
 

MadMiller

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Thanks! Looking to try the ABR-1 bridge from Four Uncles, otherwise I've been eyeing up some wizz pickups / VIPPots, but pretty happy with how it sounds already.
If you try a FU bridge, please let us know how you like it 🙂, I went with Faber however I am the itch to try something more traditional.
I love my Wizz PAF clone’s, and they come with M69 rings as a bonus.

Congratulations on a truly beautiful guitar (and a great set of parts coming).
 

Dr. Green

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killer - bitchin - is that a Fred Pine guitar ?

( he was a cat who had lots of guitars like that back in the day )
 

edwardgrey

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killer - bitchin - is that a Fred Pine guitar ?

( he was a cat who had lots of guitars like that back in the day )
No idea! If there is a way to find out? From Japan listings it was stated a Yamano import, no original Yamano paperwork in the case however.
 

Joshabr1

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Killer Greeny vibes with that one. No way it don’t sound good.
 
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