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Opinions on this 1959 Reissue 2018

jb_abides

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Good weight. Nice dark fret board. Just enough VOS to leave as-is or clean. One of the better Fade finishes I've seen, too.

Nothing wrong with understated flame tops... very vintage vibe!

'Boat Wake' indeed ;)
 

El Gringo

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I am looking to buy this guitar - the weight is 8.2lbs and is in very good ungigged condition.

I was looking for one with a bit more flame but I quite like the more understated flame on this one.

Price is £4,500 firm in the UK.

Appreciate any comments/opinions.



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She is a beauty and I love her color and figure ! Plus the figure pops in different angles and light as well . She is beautiful !
 

corpse

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I am a big fan of "non-textbook" LP tops. That's one. How's the neck?
 

jb_abides

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Down to taste.

Can you play them? That's the way to decide.

Feel and acoustic resonance rules!

Looks alone, I prefer 'Boat Wake' ... although I am partial to flecks and mineral streaks, which the second has.
 

Any Name You Wish

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Looks-wise, it is a toss-up. Play them both and one will grab your heart, or maybe neither will and the search will continue. It is so hard to be patient with these things.
 

Midnight Blues

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I rather like it and prefer it to the second one you posted, although I'd like to see other pics of that one before making a commitment. :)
 

Wilko

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have you seen both in person? flame looks so different vs photos.

I love the lighter ones as I find a nice correlation between weight and tone. 8.2 is very light! I'd get that one. Love the top too.

All the same guitar:
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slammintone

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Personally I love the first ones top. I’d do that one over a tightly bookmatched top just because I like ‘em kinda wild looking.
 
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