Year: ? Serial Number: F009143 Color: Chrome Red Pickups: H/S Rosewood Fretboard Tremolo: Kahler Additional: Pick guard
I gave $400 at a music store. They told me it had been hanging on the wall forever and no one wanted it. With the MSRP at $800, I felt like it was a good deal. I knew it was something special the first time I I saw it. Not being a Fender purist meant that I wasn't hung up on the fact that it was a superstrat style of guitar and non-traditional. It came with a fantastic hard shell case that only sweetened the deal at $400. This was probably the summer of 91, although the guitar is probably manufactured late 89 or 90. I've had it ever since and I play it nearly every day. Other than 2 very small dings in inconspicuous places on the body. Other than dusty in spots, the guitar looks almost as good as the day I bought it. I'm not missing a single piece of hardware. After watching these guitars for years, I've noticed that my H/S arrangement is fairly rare in the HM universe. I've been led to believe the production run was limited on the H/S models.
So, tomorrow, I should be receiving my new white re-issue HM. I'll never sell them, but will leave them for my boys to split when I'm gone. I love the idea of passing my instruments along to them. I have my great grandfather's violin from when he was young and my mother's accordion from when she was a little girl. Those will be passed along to my boys, as well.
I'll post a picture with this guitar and my new white HM at some point, side by side. If that's OK.
Thanks for the great site on such a fantastic instrument!