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Real Feel Historics

PearlyGates59

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Music Machine is advertising "Real Feel" '59 RI's. They are spec'd to have a soft V neck and the weights of the models shown come in at less than 8.5 lbs.
Does anybody know any more details about these guitars? I'm wondering why Music Machine requested that Gibson make some special reissues for them?
Do you think they will have good resale value in the future?
Any input would be welcome.
Jim
 

Goldtop Dude

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Sorry I can't help.------Someone here will, however WELCOME TO THE FORUM! :wail
 

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PearlyGates59 said:
Music Machine is advertising "Real Feel" '59 RI's. They are spec'd to have a soft V neck and the weights of the models shown come in at less than 8.5 lbs.
Does anybody know any more details about these guitars? I'm wondering why Music Machine requested that Gibson make some special reissues for them?
Do you think they will have good resale value in the future?
Any input would be welcome.
Jim

Money talks my man, and MM sells A LOT of Pauls, so when they ask Gibson to do a special run, they cooperate together and do it. Have you noticed Gibson's lack of advertising lately? They don't need to, they let company's like MM do it for them.
 

58lespaulman

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Yeah I'de like to know why these people can say this guitar is the real feel and the other one's are not, or that they are better so they charge more.
 

CharlieS

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Try doing a search on the real feel LPs. There is at least one forum member here who has one and there are a couple of threads that had covered your questions in detail. They were based on one of MM's own originals, but that's all I remember.
 

MrBeano

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PearlyGates59 said:
Music Machine is advertising "Real Feel" '59 RI's. They are spec'd to have a soft V neck and the weights of the models shown come in at less than 8.5 lbs.
Does anybody know any more details about these guitars? I'm wondering why Music Machine requested that Gibson make some special reissues for them?
Do you think they will have good resale value in the future?
Any input would be welcome.
Jim

Well...
Many of the "Vintage 50s and 60s Gibson guitars have a different
angle "drop off" from the binding edge to the center of the neck.
Some what of a mild "V". Gibson chose to recreate the rounder
shape of the "Burst" necks for their Historics.

Dave at MM decided to do a run of the other shape.
Both can be considered accurate. They both existed.
The necks varied greatly during the "Golden Years". Just flip through
the BOTB book and watch the placement of knobs, truss rod covers,
Pickup to bridge, and Pickup to neck gap change.
These guitars were hand made.

The "slope" may be after Dave's 60 Burst. I cant remember but I talked
to Dave about it and we compared different historic and "Real Feel" guitar necks.
Hope this answers your question. And I hope it is a good enough answer
to suit Dave at Music Machine.
AND DAVE IS A GREAT GUY. BUY A GUITAR FROM HIM!! OR TWO!!!
 
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