RR58

 

 

There are two guitars referred to as RR58.
The made-for-export (US) version has a Honduran mahogany body with mahogany set neck, Brazilian rosewood fretboard with abalone dot inlays, two Heartfield humbuckers, 22 jumbo frets and a Fender American standard fixed bridge with string-through body design. It has a 24.75" (628 mm) scale length and a 12" (305 mm) neck radius.
The for-sale-in-Japan (Japanese) version looks rather like an RR6 (including an RR-6 style pickguard), however it is distinguished by a set neck, an extra single coil pickup near the neck and an extra 10db boost circuit push button (with a LED). It has a 324 mm neck radius.

It used to sell for $999.99 (90,000 Yen).

Heartfield colour codes available for this guitar according to a US source: Honey Blond (701), Emerald Green Transparent (716) and Crimson Transparent (738). According to a 1990 Japanese catalogue, the availble colours were TPR (a kind of red, official name unknown to the webmaster) and LM (a kind of yellow, official name unknown the webmaster).

First documented month of manufacture: November 1990 (serial number K90565, not pictured on the site). Last documented month of manufacture: April 1992 (serial number D92103, see guitar below). The guitar appeared in Fender Frontline first in winter (i.e. early) 1991 and last in autumn 1993.

Click on a serial number to view an instrument's known history.

 

 

Type: 1990 Japan-type RR58
Serial #: I905xx
Remarks: The colour is Honey Blond.
Above photo credits: An Ebay auction.

Type: 1991 RR58
Serial #: A91848
Remarks: The colour is Honey Blond.
Above photo credits: The owner, Ricky Sheaves.

Type: 1991 RR58
Serial #: B91710
Remarks: The colour is Crimson Transparent.
Above photo credits: The owner, John Simmons.

Type: 1991 RR58
Serial #: B91724
Remarks: The colour is Honey Blond.
Above photo credits: The then owner, Raymond Whitlock.

Type: 1991 RR58
Serial #: I91702
Remarks: The colour is Honey Blond.
Above photo credits: The owner, John Simmons.

Type: 1991 RR58
Serial #: J91185
Remarks: The guitar is stamped with a "2" on the back of the headstock so it might be a factory special. The fretboard has abalone inlays.
Above photo credits: The then owner, Raymond Whitlock.

Type: 1991 RR58
Serial #: J91732
Remarks: The colour is Crimson Red Transparent. Beautiful rosewood fretboard and mother-of-pearl dots.
Above photo credits: The owner, Ben van Dijk.

Type: 1992 RR58
Serial #: D92103
Remarks: This colour is Crimson Transparent.
Above photo credits: The owner, John Simmons.

 

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