Post Your Keeper Historic Reissues

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  1. L96A1

    L96A1 Senior Member

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    Always a pleasure to see gorgeous Les Pauls, shoot me with your keeper LPs, I will kick off:naughty:

    2003 Braz R9 that I got from Rudi, best sounding hard maple LP, put in SD Joe Bonamassa Pickups, love it, reminds me of the previous owner too.
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    1998 Yamano R9
    This popped up at late night and I jumped off bed to get the pics and made payment, zero mark of usage, sounded unforgettable right out of the box(all stock). Made me wonder if there was magic in 90’s 57 classic or workmanship.
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    Now its your turn.:dude:
     

  2. bossaddict

    bossaddict @david.beason on IG Premium Member

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    This is as close as I get to calling something a keeper. It's a 2007 R9 that I got from forum member reswot a few years ago. He had sent it off to Historic Makeovers for the RDS treatment. If you look up his classifieds thread, I think I was the first person to respond and I was definitely smitten. Pic from when I first got it...

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    My 2015 TH59 in vintage dark burst. Only had it 4 months but can't ever see me selling it.
     
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    OBX351 Senior Member

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    Right '02 R8 and a '10 54 custom
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    2001 R7 all mahogany body
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    The Custom, R7 and the SG all have Lollar pickups. All of these guitars have a martin six string holy grail harness - 550k pots, vintage bb caps and vintage wiring.
     

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    L96A1 Senior Member

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    TY! It sounds GIGANTIC!!!!!

    It's really big sounding, with lots of bottom end and very loud in a good way. It has lollars, not sure which but probably his original PAFs, with great pots/caps, as mentioned above. I bought it from a friend who has a huge vintage collection and who rarely owns new guitars. He kept this one and my '02 R8 in the pics above for years because both were great sounding.

    He put real PAFs in it to photograph and to mimic this guitar
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    which is a real '57, obviously refinished. I'll try to find the pictures. After the photos he found the lollars sounded better than the PAFs, so he put the Lollars back in the reissue!!

    It's really a GREAT sounding guitar.
     
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  7. OBX351

    OBX351 Senior Member

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    I've had a few others but sold them to buy a '68 Marshall stack. This one was pretty exceptional looking and was a feather, 7.5 lbs. It sounded great too but couldn't compare with my R8, R7 & the soapbar custom.
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    I also have this '88 Custom, not a "reissue" but was based on the PAF customs

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    Here's the soapbar custom and R7 again for $h!t$ and giggles...
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  8. dwagar

    dwagar V.I.P. Member

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    My 2001 R9.
    An ex-Mick Ralphs guitar I bought from Mark's quite a few years ago.
    When HM first started, I had them replace the truss rod and install a braz board, no refinishing.
    I've done quite a few mods to it, Voodoo 59 pickups, wireless ABR1 on Stainless posts, real bees, etc.

    I love this guitar, it's still my #1.

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  9. jamman

    jamman Premium Member

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    All of them is "keepers" .... Until It's sold .... Anyway ....

    I've got to many "keepers" as it is . trying to play each is a job itself . Pics ??? OK on the to do list


    TH60 (@ 7lbs. 10oz. it's 100% Keeper
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    2014 M2M R0 (2 years + to get the top...Makes it a Keeper)
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    Group shot (1 Historic RI 2013 Memphis '59 ES 335 Middle , Memphis 2014 '59 ES 345 right , Memphis "63 RI on the Left)
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    That's enough for now . I don't have more pics on this computer
    Still , Best guitar (LP) I have is my 2003 BRW Stinger , plain top ...
     
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    Slater529 Premium Member

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    So true!
     
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    THDNUT Senior Member

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    My '05 G0... (Click on each picture to zoom in)


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    My '06 R9...

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    My other '06 R9...

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    My '06 Special Historic...

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    My '07 CR-8...

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    all keepers.............
     
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    GitFiddle Senior Member

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    My '99 R7. It never disappoints.

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    Here's my keeper guitar: 2016 R8

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    My 2010 R7, bought it new from Eddie's Guitars in the USA when our dollars were on PAR.
    8lbs even, nick chunky neck but not too big, has full beaautiful sound and for the last 2 years or so sports 2 - DiMarzio 36th Anniversary PAFs in DOuble Cream (sorry this is an old pic when I first got it)!

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    Collector's Choice #7 "Shanks". Definite keeper. :cheers:

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  17. rockinlespaul

    rockinlespaul Oxblood Addict V.I.P. Member

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    While it's not the first one I had, this one is the next best thing. 2006 Yamano R7 all hog(1 of 20 ever made, one piece hog). Had a close call the other week and thought I had to sell but alas it stayed home.

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    rockinlespaul Oxblood Addict V.I.P. Member

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    OBX351.... I had a 01 all hog R7 that is the twin to yours. Two piece hog body though, but it was a fantastic instrument.
     
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    These two R8s ('12 on left, '16 on right) and the WH-335. I got these set up and playing to my personal perfection. If I had more disposal $$$ I might be tempted to flip but I typically keep what I buy. It's just a matter of enough GASX to not buy more! :run::run:


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    2016 R8 standard Aged,
     

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