Dave Johnson Amazing Ultra Aged Plaintop!!

Discussion in 'Mark's Guitar Loft' started by markguitar, May 11, 2013.

  1. Tazz3

    Tazz3 Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,019
    Likes Received:
    1,136
    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2014
    Congrats to who ever got it
     
  2. Fiftywattmafia

    Fiftywattmafia Senior Member

    Messages:
    5,887
    Likes Received:
    8,625
    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2007
    Thanks my friend. Here are a few shots from a few weeks ago. This is a killer looking guitar....but the sound is out of this world.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    15 people like this.
  3. dwk302

    dwk302 Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,354
    Likes Received:
    1,634
    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2012
    That's the best relic job I've seen and it's not even close. I seethe, SEETHE, with envy.
     
    3 people like this.
  4. gadgetfreak

    gadgetfreak Senior Member

    Messages:
    230
    Likes Received:
    78
    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2010
    I have to ask and please it's only because I'm ocd and need to know. Now the pics with the dirt/grime on the fretboard is that grime secured to fretboard somehow? I mean hypothetically if someone wanted to wipe it down would that grime always stay there or would it clean up? That's some good work and photography, look's like something that's been around for a long time job well done, just curious if it would clean up even though I know that's defeating the purpose of relic'd guitar, know what I mean. Thanks
     
  5. Big John

    Big John tastes like chicken V.I.P. Member

    Messages:
    6,910
    Likes Received:
    5,468
    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2007
    What's bordering the frets is actual player gunk. It'll wipe away just fine. But the worn color around the edge of the inlays is a different story. Dave has a process for that and it won't wipe away.
     
  6. gadgetfreak

    gadgetfreak Senior Member

    Messages:
    230
    Likes Received:
    78
    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2010
    Thanks BigJohn I appreciate the information,really. That's the craziest **** I've ever seen before as relic's go. That's a whole nother level there and very impressive. I don't really get into the relic a guitar theme, but this is pure art.
     
  7. Big John

    Big John tastes like chicken V.I.P. Member

    Messages:
    6,910
    Likes Received:
    5,468
    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2007
    Dave aged finishes do speak for themselves. That's why MGL can't hardly keep any in stock. But I tell you what, his non-aged finishes are just as good. He can make wood look 3 feet deep under a flawless lacquer, or polyurethane, or polyester surface...and I do mean flawless.
     
  8. markguitar

    markguitar MLP Sponsor

    Messages:
    936
    Likes Received:
    2,226
    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2007
    Wrong you are John!! The "player gunk" up against the frets was done by Dave at my request! He pulled dirt and grime from his exhaust fan and other places to mix up that gunk :naughty:
     
    1 person likes this.
  9. dwk302

    dwk302 Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,354
    Likes Received:
    1,634
    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2012
    I want one! Why can't I have any nice things!!?
     
  10. rockstar232007

    rockstar232007 Senior Member

    Messages:
    14,933
    Likes Received:
    10,498
    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2008
    "...but, this is pure art.".

    So, you DO get it!:applause:

    Btw, congrats, FWM.:thumb:
     
  11. Big John

    Big John tastes like chicken V.I.P. Member

    Messages:
    6,910
    Likes Received:
    5,468
    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2007
    Dammit, Mark

    *{opens mouth, inserts foot, yuck, tastes like foot}*
     
  12. fretboarder

    fretboarder Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,807
    Likes Received:
    1,494
    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2008
    This one is now in the uk and I'm dying to go see it in person.
     
  13. fretboarder

    fretboarder Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,807
    Likes Received:
    1,494
    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2008
  14. NYC LP player

    NYC LP player Premium Member

    Messages:
    3,949
    Likes Received:
    2,768
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2012
    Come back to the US!!! Ive got a spare kidney.
     
  15. NYC LP player

    NYC LP player Premium Member

    Messages:
    3,949
    Likes Received:
    2,768
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2012
  16. dwk302

    dwk302 Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,354
    Likes Received:
    1,634
    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2012
    What happened to it!??
     
  17. fretboarder

    fretboarder Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,807
    Likes Received:
    1,494
    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2008
    id buy that guitar if I didn't already have my dream lp

    its the next best thing to a real 58 lp.

    its got ox4 double whites in there now which are a upgrade over the last set.
     
  18. dwk302

    dwk302 Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,354
    Likes Received:
    1,634
    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2012
    Did the owner take it off Reverb or did it sell?
     
  19. luke_martin

    luke_martin Member

    Messages:
    40
    Likes Received:
    15
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2010
    Have you had a chance to play it?

    Thx

    -Luke

     
  20. NYC LP player

    NYC LP player Premium Member

    Messages:
    3,949
    Likes Received:
    2,768
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2012
    Just saw it here and then on reverb...never seen it in person
     

Share This Page