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My 2002 R8 Flametop at Historic Makeovers

ChevChelios

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Very interesting question, indeed. I think I'll be able to tell after this weekend.
I actually hope that it didn't change the tone too much, since I loved the tone before I sent it in. This makeover was really all about the looks *How superficial is that?!* and the feel.
 

Sct13

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Good question.

Not scientific, but, my first impression when I played mine was that it was louder.
food for thought...


Yes; Louder and a bit brighter. I can't say it's MORE Resonant because after six months its difficult to tell (remember) but it is very resonant now thats for sure. The neck profile is the biggest difference. Its a faster neck and the Brazilian gives it an "oiled" appeal, however its not oily....if that makes any sense. Probably not...
 

ChevChelios

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Just a short note after an intense weekend ...

I just had a guitargasm yesterday ... this thing feels soooo damn good. It's amazing, what a little bit less shoulder and a non-sticky neck can do. She feels wonderful.

Tone-wise I can't really tell any difference, but I also did not expect any since I opted for the Standard package (no neck-reset, new fretboard, etc.).

And her looks ... so beautiful. I'd say that this makeover was well worth its price!

Here are two bigger pictures ...
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ChevChelios

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Took a picture today at unfavorable light conditions with my vintage cell phone and it turned out to look like one of those pictures Tom posts every week in the Vintage section :2cool

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I am still liking this guitar A LOT! Changed the pickguard, though. I like it to be a bit unmatched to the other plastics.
 

ChevChelios

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Here are some more pictures ... what a beautiful guitar ...

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AndyMan

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Awesome! Covers ON makes the guitar top stand out more! Looks more vintage too.
 

mbowen

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Great looking guitar.Looks real Kim's work keeps getting better.Congrats on a Killer Guitar,Mike B.
 

ChevChelios

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Finally, the makeover is completed by adding a time adequate pickguard that looks great with the Gil Yaron rings ...

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hoss

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Great! Gil is an awesome guy, I could have listened to Kim and Gil for hours talking about aging lacquer.
 
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