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 Post subject: Re: 1975 481 SLANT FRET RESTORATION
 Post Posted: Sun Apr 02, 2006 12:40 am 
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Ah, I am sure enjoying the pictures! Looking at that shiny finish, I can almost smell the Zymol, LOL! :)

I am so happy!


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 Post subject: Re: 1975 481 SLANT FRET RESTORATION
 Post Posted: Sun Apr 02, 2006 4:11 am 
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That is too funny you said that. My wife and I were just looking at the pictures I said the same thing! You have quite a collection there. Have fun!


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 Post subject: Re: 1975 481 SLANT FRET RESTORATION
 Post Posted: Sun Apr 02, 2006 4:32 am 
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Very beautiful work as usual! Owning a 4003 it looks strange to see 6 tiny strings on that body, but if I were ever to get a RIC 6er, it would have to be one of these!!


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 Post subject: Re: 1975 481 SLANT FRET RESTORATION
 Post Posted: Sun Apr 02, 2006 9:32 pm 
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Wow! Is that one made of glass?!


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 Post subject: Re: 1975 481 SLANT FRET RESTORATION
 Post Posted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 2:03 am 
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Absolutely stunning guitar!


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 Post subject: Re: 1975 481 SLANT FRET RESTORATION
 Post Posted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 6:22 am 
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I like the color more than purpleburst.. Beautiful!


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 Post subject: Re: 1975 481 SLANT FRET RESTORATION
 Post Posted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 7:22 am 
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Oh, I don't know about that.... I don't think ANYTHING could look prettier than my Purpleburst (which BTW looks even better in "real life" than in photos--the color is so rich that pictures don't do it justice). Still, I think Blueburst was the way to go with this guitar, as it is a color I have wanted for a long, long, time.... I knew it would look great with the white binding and pickguard, too.... And I'm sure it is the ONLY 481 in that color, LOL!


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 Post subject: Re: 1975 481 SLANT FRET RESTORATION
 Post Posted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 8:08 am 
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Having a purpleburst and a blueburst is really the way to go.


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 Post subject: Re: 1975 481 SLANT FRET RESTORATION
 Post Posted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 8:09 pm 
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How do the slant frets feel when you play?


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 Post subject: Re: 1975 481 SLANT FRET RESTORATION
 Post Posted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 9:20 pm 
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It's very natural to play, and I don't find myself hunting of fluffing at all. It's primarily a lead-type guitar, with a dead flat fretboard (no radius!). I think the slant-fret idea has validity, but was just too radical for most players.

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