*ANOTHER* NGD? YES! Hello, R4 Oxblood!

Neanderpaul

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And so, my purge of EVH guitars continues.

Only to be replaced by one of my first loves…an OXBLOOD!

and yeah…it’s a Benchmark within the Brazilian serial range.

This one showed up in my local CL. Normally, I avoid them like the plague. But…after several conversations, I came to want to *see* the guitar. The number was not low, and I would never buy this privately sight-unseen. The owner was a player, not a seller. That instilled confidence.

After offloading a couple, we arranged to meet. It is even more stunning in person, and I decided it was coming home with me.

I’m not even a Jeff Beck fan. It’s just…stunning. And it plays stupid-smooth. Gotta replace a tone knob. Can’t abide that crack. The O, stands for OCD.

Welcome home, ‘Blood.
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Well done.........has she got a fat neck.
Not inordinately. It’s closer to a ‘59 than a ‘57. It’s comfortable. The wraparound delivers a little snappier pop in clean tones vs. a fixed bridge LP. Its snappy, yet warm when you back it off. The previous owner set it up with a nice treble bleed. It’s a great playing guitar.
and i find I’m a bigger fan of plain, solid tops than bursts/fades.
 

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Oh hell yes. Well done - that thing looks amazing. I’d go with nickel covers, but that’s just me. Congrats!
 

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And so, my purge of EVH guitars continues.

Only to be replaced by one of my first loves…an OXBLOOD!

and yeah…it’s a Benchmark within the Brazilian serial range.

This one showed up in my local CL. Normally, I avoid them like the plague. But…after several conversations, I came to want to *see* the guitar. The number was not low, and I would never buy this privately sight-unseen. The owner was a player, not a seller. That instilled confidence.

After offloading a couple, we arranged to meet. It is even more stunning in person, and I decided it was coming home with me.

I’m not even a Jeff Beck fan. It’s just…stunning. And it plays stupid-smooth. Gotta replace a tone knob. Can’t abide that crack. The O, stands for OCD.

Welcome home, ‘Blood.
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I tell ya, when guitars like this show up on the local craigslist, ya gotta pounce. Congratulations!!
 

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Sure does. Personally I'd rather have the vintage truss rod and hide glue neck joint than a Braz board.

Lovely either way!
 

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Stunning.
Congratulations.
I am a Jeff Beck fan and would love to get one of these.
 

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nice score!
was this one at MGL?
 

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Holy moley. What a beaut.

You have certainly won this round.

Please enjoy that knowing that I am in absolute envy.
 

Neanderpaul

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Sure does. Personally I'd rather have the vintage truss rod and hide glue neck joint than a Braz board.

Lovely either way!
That goes without saying. They all have that on this year. The Brazilian is a bonus.
 
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