Thank you all very much!! That's very helpful, and very clear. Madagascar it is. Certainly makes things easier from a border-crossing/CITES perspective!! There's no doubt that it's a wonderful piece of wood, and thankfully less endangered than BRW.
I have a wonderful 2004 R4. It's a cracking guitar - tone for days and a nice big neck.
My question relates to the fretboard. I know a fair few R4s were produced in 2003 with BRW, but officially none in 2004. However, the fretboard is very clearly BRW. This is clear from the colour...
Selling my 2005 Gibson Custom Shop Pete Townshend Les Paul Deluxe #1 (what a mouthful!).
A very rare beast indeed – this is one of only 75 ever made by the Custom Shop, back in 2005. Serial number is “PETE 0[xx]”
It recreates all the features of PT’s original #1, including the pancake body...
Apologies for being such a lurker! I just wanted to gather some thoughts in advance of a sale (I didnt' want to over- or under- price!).
I have a 2005 Gibson Les Paul, Custom Shop Pete Townsend "#1" edition (Ltd Ed of 75) which I'm thinking of parting with. It's the wine red one. More...