Best top I've ever seen. Far better in person. I have no doubt the number was very big.I talked to Mason from guitar shop Taiwan little bit after he got the guitar, he gave me the number he paid, and I’m supposed to keep it to myself.
I’m not sure if that number was real but it was beyond me.
It‘s too long for a tatoo, but it would worth every penny.Save your money, the guy that sold it claims historics are almost as good, and he never feels they let him down compared to the originals.
Unless you have the money to buy an older guitar like this who the fuck cares if you sound "better" you sound like you anyway. Sounding like "you" is the most dominant factor in an instrument, it's not old wood, it's not true historic, it certainly is not the Brazilian fantasy that is perpetuated by Gibson , it's just more money for the sellers.
Go back ten or twelve years, and the narrative was that no newer guitar could ever sound as good as an older one, you were misled and naive in thinking that.
The same crowd chanted no historic would ever be worth 10k check the prices that was not accurate either.
Then all of a sudden CC models show up, and bingo! They are so close you could barely tell the difference. Then "true" historics came along, your even closer. 60th anniversaries nudged that tone o meter higher .
I have old guitars and new guitars, and I sound like the same old me regardless of which one I play.
The best sounding guitars are always the ones being sold.