Does anyone here have a naturally aged Historic?

buyusfear

V.I.P. Member
Joined
Mar 10, 2008
Messages
790
Reaction score
1,205
My '05 R7 naturally started checking last year

R72012.jpg


05R7lacquerchecking9.jpg
 

neuronic

Senior Member
Joined
Mar 11, 2011
Messages
272
Reaction score
90
Here is my 99. I tired to capture what is going on, but I didn't do the best job. The back of the neck and back edges are lightening up nicely and looks more dramatic in person. When I have someone look at the guitar, this is usually the first thing commented on. It's also getting to the wood on the valleys, but nice and smooth, while it's just starting to happen on the back of the neck. I know it's my guitar, but I think it looks killer...and all earned. I included a pic of one of my buddies.
001-1.jpg

I've seen this on many guitars.
When a chicken fungus starts to grow on your neck you know that you are undergoing some serious aging...
 

GitFiddle

Senior Member
Joined
Jun 1, 2010
Messages
11,162
Reaction score
14,161
I gig with my 99 R7 quite a bit, but the only real aging so far is the nickel hardware. I did put a small dent in the neck from hitting a cymbal.

gitfiddle-albums-99-r7-gt-picture50956-100-1960-600-x-400.jpg
 

ctkarslake

Senior Member
Joined
Oct 31, 2009
Messages
2,237
Reaction score
382
Here is my 2000:

PA200357.jpg


Here is 2001:

_MG_6584.jpg
[/QUOTE]

I understand what your are saying but the comparison here is apples/oranges. From the looks of it the Standard is a first gen Raw Power, correct? The finish on those is extremely thin and was supposed to be. That's why it aged much quicker than the reissue. I don't know how many coats of nitro the reissues have but I do know it's way more than the Raw Power's were given. Therefore it will take a ton more playing to get it where you want it.:fingersx:
 

eslover

Senior Member
Joined
Sep 1, 2009
Messages
244
Reaction score
163
There were some pictures I remember seeing here of a 4 year old RO that was owned by a gigging muso and guitar teacher. If I recall it was a present from his wife/girlfriend. That thing looked like a real 1960 after just 4 years of daily use and 40 hour weeks. How much time have you got to put into it?

I think you may be referring to the following (WARNING: the link below is to the other forum)

Anatomy of a naturally worn historic - Les Paul Forum
 

Mordor

Senior Member
Joined
Dec 16, 2012
Messages
1,109
Reaction score
562
Hand it over to Angus Young, but don't let him keep it for too long.
 

Latest Threads



Top