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    Iíve been so busy I havenít had a chance to post my NGD experience late last year. For some time I have been longing for one of two Cutlass RS guitars that I assumed just didnít exist ó either a black Cutlass RS with the roasted maple neck/FB or a white RS with the roasted neck/FB. Of those two, my preference actually would have been white. Since white only comes with the rosewood FB on the Cutlass RS and black didnít seem to even be an option, I figured getting either combo was a pipe dream. Those may be boring combos for some in a world with amazing maple tops and colors, but for some reason I was longing for a classic look.

    Well, one day I was surfing the web and found a used Cutlass RS for sale at a national big store brand. It was black, with a black PG, and white switch gear (collect call for Mr. Floyd). My jaw dropped. I didnít think this was ever a color combo option and figured someone swapped a roasted neck onto an older Cutlass body.

    The guitar was in TN ó several states away from me. I got the store to send me more detailed pics of the guitar and it clearly needed a little help. The tone knob needed to be replaced as it looked to be damaged. It was also missing a tremolo arm. I ran the serial number in the EBMM database and it hit as a black cutlass RS. Wow. Again, I never knew that color combo was ever even offered.

    Well, I pulled the trigger. The guitar needed a major setup upon arrival and Iíve slowly gotten her to my liking. This guitar was definitely played. It has lots of scuffs almost like the previous owner wore a bracelet on his/her right arm. Oh well. It gives it character. As a huge Gilmore fan, itís kind of fun having a MM in this color combo.

    Sorry for the lame pic, photography is not my gift in life.

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    Black with roasted maple is a killer combo
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    Nice, congrats! I'm a pretty massive Pink Floyd/David Gilmour fan so I knew what this was right away! lol I even owned a Custom Shop Gilmour signature model at one point (I was too afraid to take it out of the case so I got rid of it).

    I've also owned a few guitars over the years, deluxe Str*ts and a EBMM Silo Special and an AL P90 etc, which I've done in all black similar to this one... a pro tip you may want to consider if you want to finalize the Gilmour black Str*t look... take a black sharpie to the white line around the edge of the pickguard, then go proudly play along with Animals or the entire Wall album!

    PS if you really wana go nuts you can also get a custom Cutlass pickguard from Pickguard Planet... I had one made for my Charcoal Frost Cutlass (see attached), all black with a rounded bevel edge similar to the guard on the Gilmour guitar, albeit a bit thinner.
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    Nice score! Congrats!
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    That’s awesome. I have seen some amazing relics people have done to match his guitar. I didn’t seek out a black cutlass with white covers and switches, but I do dig it.
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    Very cool! Congrats!
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    Shine on! And congrats
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    Congrats! Very nice.

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    Congrats on one sweet guitar!!!
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    That is absolutely amazing. I'm confused. Has EBMM ever offered that color with the black pickguard, or is this indeed a customized guitar?

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    When I ran the serial number in the EBMM database, the description appeared to show it was all stock. I think the only thing the database didn’t show was the color or the pickup covers and switch gear/tremolo arm. So, it’s possible previous owner changed it to the vintage white from something else.
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