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what the most mineral flecked historic of all times ?

renderit

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Big Al and I are laughing uncontrollably now!

And I LOVE me some mineral flecks/streaks...

They are cool as hell and I own several guitars with them but:

Back in the 50's, 60's, and 70's mineral streaks, flecks, spots, etc. were considered "blemishes".

A piece of wood or the guitar it was on were considered "less than A grade" if they were present.

They do make a piece look "older" as they were very present back then as they had no where near the selection of wood they have now so they had fewer choices.

I used to spend hours in the lumber yards looking for those with no flecks or streaks.

Just a little history for you young 'uns.

I am happy that they now are not only accepted, but desired.

The "If I only knew then what I know now" department.

I coulda been RICH!
 

renderit

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And just so you know, if this were an actual 58 or 59 and it was sitting next to a plain top in a music store back in the 60's through the 80's it probably would not have sold no matter how good it sounded.

Skidmark, proof "old guys change their minds too"

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Drayve85

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I noticed Bloomfield’s burst had quite a few mineral streaks! A thing of beauty tho. With or without the streaks!
 

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Dr. Green

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great threads need great musical interludes - and I got one for you right here



 
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