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2010 Gustavsson Futuremaster – Historic Makeovers Refin!

  • Unique ID: JG FM Hist Make 082018
  • Product Type: Guitars
  • Make: Gustavsson
  • Model: Futuremaster
  • Year: 2010
  • Price: $5999
  • Color/Finish: Oxblood (Historic Makeovers Refin)
  • Availability: FOr Sale or Trade
  • Condition: SOLD
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2010 Gustavsson Futuremaster – Historic Makeovers Refin!
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One of my favorite guitars is a Gustavsson Futuremaster.  Slab Korina Body….nice full ’59 LP Neck….Brazilian Board…..Simple format yet SO much more musical than your typical “Jeff Beck” format.  Maybe it’s the hand selected Korina (1-Piece Bodies like these are impossible to find these days)….maybe it’s the nitro finish.  Maybe it’s the construction expertise that Johan Gustavsson has perfected over 30+ years of building.

Whatever it is, the Futuremaster just simply captures what you dreamed this format could.   The korina provides that snap of a F style guitar but the GROWL of a LP.  It really is THE perfect wood of choice for a slab body instrument.  The Mahogany format can get too dark.  The Ash can lack oomph.  Alder is bright because ” ’tis Alder” (as Michael Stevens once told me).

This particular guitar was sent to Historic Makeovers for a Refinish to Aged Oxblood.  The former owner was going for THE ultimate Beck Style Guitar.  The pickups were swapped out for Bare Knuckles (not labeled so not certain of the model….and NO I do not have the originals).   To my ears, these pickups have a touch more push than the wolfetones that were likely in this instrument (frankly I find Wolfetones harsh in these guitars so I can see why the pickups were swapped out).

The Case is a MONO heavily padded bag which in my mind is superior to the ill-fitting Hiscock Cases….again the former owner (and I) viewed the case as a major upgrade.

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Mint - Perfect condition with no modifications or repairs. Original case and factory paperwork should be present.Near Mint - Incredibly light wear with no modifications or repairs.Excellent - May have light use throughout, instrument well cared for.Very Good - Minor cosmetic damage and some parts may be unoriginal.Good - Average wear and /or several modification form original spec. May be in need of repair.

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