- May 11, 2010
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Guys the guitars look great, now that's what I call some real aging! My guitar looks new still I have some catching up to do.
Great score Walman Looks like this one that I played at my local mom and pop shop.
It's an 87 prehistoric 1960 reissue
Damn that's a nice one too. How did it sound? How would you compare it to the modern R9's. I like mine, I wouldn't trade it for a modern R9. I don't like bb's for starters and my neck is somewhere between a 60 and a 59 profile neck which is a nice touch. The tops is unusually dark cherry as well which is all fine by me. It has just barely started to check as well around the horn and the bottom area by the control knobs.
Awesome guitars. My number one is this '88 Pre Historic. I also have a CR8 and the '88 is mellower, but fuller sounding. Not as bright as the R8, but also not as hot. As for specs, unlike the other LP's of the time, the RI's are 100% solid body, no Swiss cheese. The necks are all over the place, mine is thin but wide, kinda like my '62 SG Special. Interesting note about mine, it was once smashed in to three(at least) ieces with a hammer! Prior to my owning it...
Looks pretty good for being whacked with a hammer and in 3 pieces! How'd that happen if you dont mind me asking?
The case looks newer. The RI's came with a brown/pink case, but it was smaller than yours and with smoother vinyl. The case you have started around '90/'91 I believe.