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FDP Forum / All Other Fender Guitars and Instruments / NGD - Heartfield RR58


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Ain't no time to hate
Apr 27th, 2012 09:53 AM   Edit   Profile  

Ever since I saw the Heartfield lineup in a music store in Santa Barbara back around 1991, I'd been hoping to run into one on the used market. Well it took a hell of a long time to final come across one.

The RR58 was Fender's take on a Les Paul Special, Mahogany body and set neck, Brazilian rosewood fingerboard with abalone dots, bone nut, American Standard hardtail strat bridge, Gotoh tuners.

It's the first Gibson scale guitar I've had in years. The body is small and fairly light for Mahogany, seems like it will be very comfortable to gig with.

The guitar uses a TBX tone circuit, although the epoxied humbucking pickups (Gotoh made?)are passive so there's some tone-suckage as a result, will be trying out a couple of TBX mods to brighten up the sound. As-is the bridge pup sounds nice but the neck is too dark. Tuning was stable with new strings in minutes. Overall very nicely put together.

Guitar was built at the Fujigen Gaki plant, designed in US by a team including John Page, Bruce Bolen, Jay Black, and George Blanda (no, not the kicker).

These listed for $999 when they came out (with form fitting molded case), picked it up on CL for $150 (case included).

Heartfield Central RR58 specs



May 31st, 2012 02:18 PM   Edit   Profile  

Heartfields are awesome guitars! My EX-1 is my second. I had a Talon (base model) for a couple years. Loved it- lightweight, great pickups...but I needed some extra cash and had more guitars so I sold it. I then decided to look for an EX or an Elan. I ran across the EX-1 3 years ago in a pawn shop! They apparently couldn't find the Heartfield Central website and there were none on ebay so these guys didn't know what the thing was really. I picked it up for $400 which I thought was pretty decent. Case and all. It is in nice condition too- Blue Burst color.

I do want an Elan someday. There's one for sale on my local CL but I don't have the money he wants for it...

Let's keep these a well kept secret so others don't catch on ;)



Dec 1st, 2012 09:52 AM   Edit   Profile  

Congrats on getting your Heartfield RR58!I got this RR9 on Ebay yesterday. It was $375 BIN in mint condition with original case and all the case candy,even a matching strap!

1989 Heartfield RR9

(This message was last edited by hippiepsychedelic at 09:55 AM, Dec 1st, 2012)

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