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Would a historic make you sell your standard?

ajwain

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Jan 8, 2003
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I’m lucky (or old) enough to have both USA production guitars and Historic re-issues. The re-issues took me years to acquire because I had to play an awful lot of them to find examples which justified the price!!!
In my opinion, Custom Shop guitars are not appreciably better (playing or sounding) than their USA counterparts. They feel and look different, yes, and they’re undoubtedly closer to vintage feel and spec, but as a lot of vintage guitars aren’t exceptional, it’s very much a matter of personal opinion as to whether modern re-issues are preferable. If you like attention to detail and fine finishing, go CS, but just for an excellent playing and sweet sounding instrument, it’s worth including USA production guitars in your search.
 

Jhigley

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Nov 11, 2001
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I have a 2021 Standard 50s that I thought was pretty. I recently acquired a R8 Historic CME spec. There's no comparison. The Historic plays and sounds better IMHO. YMMV
 

golfnut

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Apr 18, 2016
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I have a 2021 Standard 50s that I thought was pretty. I recently acquired a R8 Historic CME spec. There's no comparison. The Historic plays and sounds better IMHO. YMMV
Since the question was not "which one was better" did the Historic make you want to sell your standard 50's? If not why?
 
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