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AtomEve

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Clay,

Did Joe end up with this guitar? Is this the one he traded?
 

sunburst1

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Its not 8 2795. It must be from the same batch though. Nice example Clay.:salude
 

billys

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I had a chance to look at that LP at the show. Nice guy, nice guitar. Funny thing was he had it tuned about a 6th too high. When I picked it up it felt very strange and because of the noise in the room there was no way to hear what was happening without ones ear pressed up against the back of the neck. I tuned it down closer to pitch and that helped a lot. The only thing I didn't like was the weight; it was a heavy guitar.
 

cfh

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I would call it 'average' weight. It's not a feather, but it's not a boat anchor either. When i picked it up for the first time, it didn't hit me over the head and say, 'heavy'; I didn't even notice anything weight-wise until a friend of mine asked me about it. Then i was like, 'yea i guess it's not a feather, but it's not heavy either'. For some reason i find 1957/1958 goldtops to be typical of this weight. I've never handled a featherweight gold top from those 2 years.
 

billys

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If you have a chance to weigh it, I'd be curious where it comes in. I'd guess it's north of 9 lbs, but I may be wrong. I only played it long enough to retune it. :)

I would call it 'average' weight. It's not a feather, but it's not a boat anchor either. When i picked it up for the first time, it didn't hit me over the head and say, 'heavy'; I didn't even notice anything weight-wise until a friend of mine asked me about it. Then i was like, 'yea i guess it's not a feather, but it's not heavy either'. For some reason i find 1957/1958 goldtops to be typical of this weight. I've never handled a featherweight gold top from those 2 years.
 

Blue97FXSTC

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It's not bad, but I'd have those scratches on the back fixed....

:couch


Joking, of course!

That is one beautiful guitar.

Help out an idiot here - it's a '58?
Is it all original?

What a great find.
I hope you play it often.
 

twinrider1

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Hey! I have that shirt! Wish I had that guitar instead. Have to be happy with my R7 for now.
What a beauty. Congrats. :wow
 

stephan_l

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Beautyful guitar. More often i see goldtops, more i like them.

Offtopic question:
For what reason hiding some digits of the sn?
 

MapleFlame

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Very cool story, thanks for sharing. How bout the sound through amps.
 

sunburst1

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I had a feeling it was close. I owned 8 2795 from '01-'03. The weight was also just as you said. It had the same dark back ,but with flame like a 'Burst. I bet they were from the same rack! Funny that one is really clean also. When a 'Burst came along it was sold to a New England(Vermont) collector then Jim.Top notch score for sure.:jim :salude
 
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