Every year, the result is an instrument that is closer and closer to vintage correct accuracy and tone.This year has again been raised with a huge leap in accuracy and vintage feel.Comes with handwritten letter from George Fullerton and certificate of authenticity signed by Geoff Fullerton, Fender HC...Sold view , 1933, VG , neck reset and refret by Gruhn Guitars, the first of only four of these special models produced, owned and used by famous jazz guitarist Carl Kress, superb sound and playability as well as an extraordinarily rare and historically significant instrument, OHC...Serial numbers show approximate date of manufacture.
Either way, the most visually obvious change is the fabulous pinkish-cherry hue to the backs and necks of the new guitars.
The first and fifth numbers are the year, for example 8997653 = 8997653 or 1986 ES (Electric Spanish - hollow body with fixed pickup(s) T - Thinline D Double - 2 Pickups C Cutaway or Cherry Finish 3/4 - 3/4 side and short scale SV - Stereo and Veritone wiring option Please keep in mind that Serial numbers show approximate date of manufacture.
That was the reaction in the office when the lid was flipped on the latest R9's case.
Due to the time-intensive labor and old world manufacturing processes, True Historic models are extremely limited in production.
These instruments are about as close as it get’s to owning a real vintage instrument. We offer personal service through our experienced & knowledgeable employees.