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NGD: 2022 '54 Black Beauty Reissue (+ sneaking in a new CME Jazzy too)

DougDR94

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I had put in a M2M order for a '54 LPC back in March (alpine white top, plain back, with a white stinger) but saw Wildwood posted an ebony '54 Wildwood Spec Reissue and ran over to the shop to try it out. Didn't need to wait another 1 1/2 years for the M2M when this one did the trick and canceled the order. Sorry for the downloaded pics, but I couldn't do better. (Unlike the 1st pic, I did change the white switch tip to the aged one). The staple neck has a huge range, and the I think the carved mahogany body must bring out the mid-range in the P-90 bridge. Would have preferred a gloss finish to the VOS, but I think it works with the yellowed binding. (It can also be buffed out.) Also picked up the CME Special Rosewood neck Jazzmaster a few months ago and having lots of fun with it; it's a really versatile instrument with a bit darker tone than I usually hear from others.

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jb_abides

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Congrats, enjoy in good health!

Jazzmaster looks killer too. Is it aged or just light reflections?

PS. Try Virtuoso Cleaner all over the VOS, without buffing too hard, etc. prior to polishing. You may like the 'cleaned up' look of VOS.... you can also use the Virtuoso Polish and more handwork to get it more spiffy later if you so choose.
 

DougDR94

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Congrats, enjoy in good health!

Jazzmaster looks killer too. Is it aged or just light reflections?

PS. Try Virtuoso Cleaner all over the VOS, without buffing too hard, etc. prior to polishing. You may like the 'cleaned up' look of VOS.... you can also use the Virtuoso Polish and more handwork to get it more spiffy later if you so choose.
Thank you for VOS cleaning tips. I’ll check Virtuoso Cleaner out. The Jazzmaster is a “journeyman relic” a few dings here and there and the fingerboard looks worn in. Nothing too crazy.
 

Gibsonsg

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Gratz with the new guitar! they are very nice guitars those 54 BB's, i have one also and loved it since i got it.
You don't see then much like a R7, R8, R9 and the 54 BB have the look :cool:
 

RJLII

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Very Nice. I've always wanted one but could never find one without the Bigsby. I agree that the all Mahogany body brings something special. I have a '57 LPC Reissue in all Mahogany with '57 Classic Humbuckers and it sounds great.
 

Midnight Blues

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GORGEOUS! Nothin' like a "Black Beauty" in my book! Congrats, HNGD
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and play her in good health!
 

El Gringo

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Congrats on a most fun new pair of instruments . Play them in great health and have Fun !
 
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