Your CC Compared to the Original

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  1. Top Gun

    Top Gun Senior Member

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    CC #34 Blackburst

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  2. mudface

    mudface Senior Member

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    Yes!............i can see the resemblance.............:D
     
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  3. jc2000

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    Other than the pink plastics, that looks pretty damn close.
     
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  4. Bluesky

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    I prefer the top picture of the OPs first post......but his second picture is beautiful also. :yesway:
     
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    Here's a 2003 R9 I no longer own that I think looks much like 9-0850. Of course its not a CC, but with the wiggle in the flame on the bass-side, this top would have made a great CC#9. Ironically, I bought this guitar from Vic Dapra, who later ended up acquiring original 1959 "Believer Burst" 9-0850.

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    Original burst 9-0850:
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    2003 R9 (Vic's original listing from when I bought it):
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  6. mudface

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    Did this (2003) have the Brazilian fretboard as well??...........that would have been an awesome deal!
     
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    No Brazilian on this one. It was 247 digits beyond the last confirmed BRW.
     
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  8. mudface

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    That's a real shame,.......if any 2003 R9 deserved a brazzy board that one surely did.......:shock:
     
  9. John Dewey

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    IMO that's one of the best tops Ive ever seen. If I saw that for sale I would move very fast!
     
  10. John Dewey

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    That's what I've been thinking. I think I'm starting to come off the fence and like it. At least a little bit.
     
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    Here’s my CC08 - Beast. Heavily mooded. Changed out pretty much every ‘interchangeable’ parts ....
     

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  12. John Dewey

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    I really like it! Beautiful!
     
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    Cool! Thx for your kind words!
     
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  14. junior beast

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    Any one with a Minnesota Burst to post? :photos: Love that one but never see them!
     
  15. Crotch

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    @mfolet just got this one a few weeks ago and posted
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    I'm sure this question has come up before but I'll ask it anyway. If a CC has a top that isn't similar to the original is it less desirable?
     
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    To me it is. But maybe not to everyone. To me that is the entire point of the CC line, to look as much like the original as possible. Very hard to do, but it should be at least close.
     
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    Good question. I would say that, generally speaking, the more the top looks like the original, the more desirable it’s likely to be. Conversely, the further the top is from looking like the original, the less desirable it may be, unless the top is a great looking top regardless of whether it comes close or not.

    Case in point, two or three years ago at Arlington I saw a “Sandy” for sale. The top on it didn’t really look anything like the original (which was just a few booths down from this one, BTW) but it had an absolutely killer top. I wasn’t in the market for a Sandy, especially at the price that the CC models were getting at the time, so I couldn’t see spending the $2K or $3K extra for this guitar over a regular R9. Had it been a regular R9, at an R9 price (or even a slight premium for the top), it would have come home with me. So what I’m trying to say, as I mentioned earlier, is that even if a guitar doesn’t look like the original, if it has a really nice top anyway, it could still be quite desirable.

    Now if a guitar has a top that doesn’t look at all like the original, and the top is not too attractive, the opposite can be true. The seller may be looking to get a premium because of its CC status, but the top may make it unattractive even as just a regular Reissue, which would make it an even harder sell.


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  19. John Dewey

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    Thanks Andy!
     
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    Thanks Frank! There's a CC 24 that I'm interested in. The top is incredible but far beyond the original Nicky. Way more flame. The aging is on the light side. The price is about $7500. I think I might do it. It's a 2016. It weighs 8lbs. 8oz. I think I probably need a freaking intervention here. :)
     
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