FS: Historic Makeover RDS ‘57 Goldtop Historic Reissue Darkback

tharper81

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So the time has come to part with a guitar I thought I would never sell. This is my 2009 R7 I purchased new from my local dealer. It began life as a VOS R7. Absolute tone monster. After I had Kim @ Historic Makeovers run my R8 through the RDS treatment I knew I had to send this guitar as well. He went to work on it in May of 2014. The only think I elected not to do was distressing. I wanted to age this one naturally over time myself. So it came back to me as sort of a VOS Historic Makeover style. It has a scratch or ding here and there but for the most part is as it was the day I got it back from HM.
I went for a few extra options in addition to the RDS treatment with Brazilian board.
I had Kim install a vintage correct headstock logo lower on the headstock.
I sent him a custom set of Wizz pickups and a Martin Six Strings Holy Grail harness with genuine 50s caps.
We used a Mojoaxe pg, Bartlett rings and Kim replaced the poker chip, switch tip, knobs and tuners.
I love this guitar, but I’ve come to realize that I just don’t need as many toys today as I felt I needed years ago. Someone should be playing, enjoying, gigging, etc. this guitar, because it is really an amazing piece. I have roughly $9,000 invested in this one with the RDS, pups, harness, logo, plastics, etc.

Ill try to add more pics and a link to the makeover album later on.

Asking $6,000 pp shipped CONUS
no trades and no international shipping

I waited over 8 months for the RDS to be completed. You can have one in a few days!
What a heck of a present for the upcoming holidays!

sorry for the poor pics. Reflections and glare were tough on some of these.




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morrisman77

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I have one exact same Hm with black plastics one of the best LPs I own!
 
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tharper81

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Posted to eBay. I’m open to offers until it gets a bid. Thanks for the kind words so far. FYI I was a super trusted seller on the forum until the feedback function disappeared.

 

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I had Kim leave the neck much as it was. Just a tweak here or there as he saw fit
weight is 8.67
.990 at the first
.998 at the 12th
 

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Wanted to bid on that one, but was walking around at Disney World for our family Christmas present and couldn't justify it. Someone got a great deal on a nice looking guitar with some great parts. Too bad you had to rely on eBay and take a hit with those fees. Cheers!
 

tharper81

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Yep. Sold and delivered. Oh well. I had fun with it while I had it. Got another one i just listed so feel free to take a swing!
 

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Man, I miss my HM goldtop, great work! Someone is getting a great guitar
 




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