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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:39 am 
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Scored this one very recently. Probably paid WAY too much for it, but look at it! It is near mint except for a couple very small blems. It appears as if this guitar literally might have been played once or twice, with the blems just from moving it around. There is zero fret wear, zero play wear on the front, and only a tiny faint patch of belt rash on the back. Even the plastics on the back are perfect. One tone knob is cracked, but I have a matching vintage replacement, and the pot seems fine.

I bought this one intending to disassemble use the neck and Floyd for another project. Those plans are still strong on my mind whenever I have this in the case, but as soon as I take it out, I start having mixed feelings about taking it apart. This is 1989 final run, SN B20xxx. I believe Kramer was putting Duncans in the Focus series by this time, and these sound killer.
For the photos showing the blemishes, I have manipulated lighting and camera angle to make the blem pop out, whereas in real life they are not so noticeable. I think with a couple hours touch-up this would pass for new.
Let me know what you think!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:48 am 
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WOW!!! :yikes :yikes :hit :yikes :yikes
The only reason i can see to dismantle that beauty is to snoop under the hood and neck pocket, or possibly a pup swap if they are not pleasing to your ear. Factory original F series, especially with a maple bd, seem to be less likely to be found these days (I try to avoid the "R" word when possible).
Congrats bro, she's a beauty.......and screams mid-late 80s :headbang

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:43 am 
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very nice


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:35 am 
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Could have SDs in there. The lit on VK states either the SD JAMs or desisigned by SD. Designed by just means they've wound them to the same specs. shrug
I say have a peek to see as well. :thumbs

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:29 am 
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Dang Doc, very nice score, and a tuff call for you, this Focus is gorgeous just the way it is!

My 2 cents, if it feels and plays right in its current condition...then it was meant to stay whole as an original Focus model from that time era. If you find that the bridge pup isn't to your liking, then merely swap it out to your taste.

I think there are abundant necks out there too choose from, for any other projects you may have....this one is ready for you to rock on now. :thumbs

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:51 am 
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Lovin'the pink, Doc! Looks like you could make a trip to the nail polish section and address that ding. A sweet guitar there bud. Enjoy. :headbang

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:07 pm 
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That's a beauty! :thumbs

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:58 am 
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drool drool drool

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:18 am 
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Though I don´t care about the soloist body and the PCI/6000 outfit the FF/maple combo is a clear :headbang drool .

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