- Mar 10, 2008
- Reaction score
My '05 R7 naturally started checking last year
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.
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?