2005 Murphy-aged 1959 Reissue, 8.2 lbs with a Killer Top

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  1. Danelectro

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    Up for sale is a 2005 Murphy-aged R9 in a Tobacco finish with a beautifully figured top. This '59 Reissue is featherlight at 8.2 lbs and it sounds as goods as it looks. This is one guitar that I thought I would never sell, but I have a little more money tied up in guitars than I'd like to so I've decided to let go of a few of the more expensive pieces.

    The neck has a comfortable '59 profile with soft shoulders. Pickups are Burstbucker I and II. The Tobacco sunburst finish appears blackish in some of the photos buts its actually a deep burgandy color as you can see in other photos.

    I bought this new and it has never been exposed to a smoking environment. Its a great playing guitar which I did in fact play, so consequently in addition to Tom's surperb aging work, it has acquired a few additional dings and scratches along the way that add to the aged effect.

    Changes that have been made:

    - Vintage Clone pickguard (original guard included)
    - MojoAxe jack plate (original included)
    - Switch washer replaced (I don't recall what brand. The original is included)
    - Fatboy pickup rings (which have the typical crack on each one. The stock rings are included)
    - RS aged "Kluson" single line tuners installed (originals not included)
    - Uncle Lou's premium tuner tips installed onto the Klusons
    - Buzzy genuine 1950's celluloid inlays installed (one of the photos shows a comparison of these inlays to original 1950's inlays)
    - The ABR is original, but I removed the retainer wire and tucked a loose piece of solder wire into the holes to give it the appearance of a wireless ABR. The solder is not adhered to the holes so it can be removed. The original retainer wire is included.

    Buzzy had a limited number of sets of vintage inlays available when I bought them about 8 years ago. I selected this particular set from all that he had available because of the excellent match to original inlays.

    The Lifton case has never left the house and is in as-new condition. All case candy is included.

    $5500 Shipped and PayPal'd within the 48 states. No international sales.

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    1950's vintage inlays compared to the Buzzy inlays on this R9...
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    Stunning!
     
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    Shaka Zoooolu ! :applause:
     
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    This is absolutely awesome GLWS
     
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    One of my favs on this forum...! just can't swing it right now....
     
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    Damn.... Dan that is a sweet guitar.
     
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    Absolutely beautiful LP.
     
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    Crotch Delete My Account Entirely Double Platinum Supporter Premium Member

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    This is one of the prettiest guitars I've seen in a while. Flame? Yes, but not crazy. Grain? Yes, but not gnarly. Aging? Yes, but not destroyed looking. I'd say it has it all. TM as well as some nice upgrades and price seems fair. GLWTS. Kinda wish I was a player on this one.
     
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    Beautiful!
     
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    Bump with a stock photo of the guitar as-new from Music Machine

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    Bump with a few outdoor pics...
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    Seriously interested. Pm me.
     
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    Priced reduced :)
     
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    Treat yourself to an early Christmas present! :)
     

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