New Historic Makeovers Dirty Lemon - Wowza!

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  1. treyrab

    treyrab Senior Member

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    After much anticipation, the Historic Makeover is completed! Woohoo! This was done with the Deluxe (RDS) package with added parts shadows, broken-in aging, and Grovers. Kim & Team really knocked this out of the park and I couldn't be happier! I have to big give a shout-out to my pal Andy (Crotch) for doing a lot of the heavy-lifting of helping me get a fantastic guitar (2014 Historic R9) and repro parts for this! It wouldn't have turned out nearly as well without those. Cheers!

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    harrie 0492 Senior Member

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    UUUUUUUUUUHHHHHHH WOW KILLER
     
  3. dreams

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    amazingly good!! enjoy , is there a before picture somewhere?
     
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    joba Premium Member

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    They are special guitars.
     
  5. Crotch

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    So yeah. I spent a lot of time looking for this and putting this together, but in the end taxes killed me.

    This turned out incredible and I appreciate the email updates along the way Trey. I got to live and experience the process through you and I appreciate it. Probably the coolest guitar I have seen, although I may be biased.

    Also make sure to let me know when you are sick of it and want to sell it back to me for half price, ok bud! :rofl:


    Here were the parts. Not sure Trey used all of them
    Montreux time machine parts
    Pick guard bracket relic
    '59 Jack plate creme relic
    '59 creme toggle plate relic
    Pointer washers relic
    Toggle switch nut relic

    Switch Tip-DMC

    Pickguard-Dave Johnson light relic

    Knobs-Retrospec Ambers

    TRC-Retrospec

    Thumbwheel and Posts-Retrospec

    Tuners-Fake 58 Page 23's (I know you went Grovers which was a good choice)

    Pickups-Wizz
    Double cream bridge; zebra neck
    I do have Throbak covers if I want to cover but looking for something different with the configuration above.

    Wiring Harness-ECP Hallowed Ground

    Some before pics. I think after is better. Wasn't a fan of the Sunrise Tea. I was going to do Cherry but Trey did Green Dirty Lemon which looks totally badass! They knocked it out of the park on this one man. Congrats!
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  6. treyrab

    treyrab Senior Member

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    Thanks for that Andy! It was really fun to see the before-and-after and go through the process. I'm glad I got to share it with you too.

    I used all of your parts except the tuners (like you mentioned, I went with Grovers from HM, with the "removed Kluson marks").

    After owning two 50's Gibsons, I can say for certain that Historic Makeovers does a remarkable job matching all the small details of the vintage pieces to get the aging/relicing near identical to how the aging actually happens on those guitars.
     
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    They killed it on this one man. it should be on their website
     
  8. Fiftywattmafia

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    Jesus that's insane. About as good as it gets as far as top goes and that damn color is looking sick. Its best not to open these threads....ever.
     
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  9. Crotch

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    How do the Wizz pickups sound? They were the first set made in 2017 by Alex for me.
     
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    Unreal. :wow:

    Congrats!
     
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    very very nice! Congrats. HM sure does know how to NAIL that dirty lemon.
     
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    Really nice!!!
     
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    Hot Damn!! Aint that beautiful!?!?!?
     
  14. treyrab

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    They sound incredible. Pretty darn close to my '59 PAFs. And they look (are aged) incredibly well. You did great picking those out Andy!!
     
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    Holy Jesus.
     
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    Wow does that look FANTASTIC!!
     
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    Man, that looks awesome!
     
  18. Xrun Morzov

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    Cool!! The dirty lemon-greenish color is close to my wrap tail replica by Tom, which gets great comments all the time))

    Are Wizz magnets always look like this? With concentric pattern?
     
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    That looks amazing! What a stunningly beautiful guitar.
     
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    Refin made the figure on the top explode!@ Damn went from what looked like a ho hum top to just amazing after HM did their thing. Good job man!!
     

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