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Schecter USA Masterworks #2 NOS 1997 "Christ Carrying the Cross" custom graphic

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Being the largest SGR (Schecter Guitar Research) dealer from the mid to late 1990's, we had dibs on many of their custom one-offs of which a few we 'vaulted' so to speak. Here we are offering one from 1997 for the very first time. Original Masterworks #2, a hand painted work of the famous "Christ Carrying the Cross" by Hieronymus Bosch in the early 16th century recreated on this hauntingly beautiful instrument by WANDA Inc. Minneapolis MN.

This particular guitar was made in '97 and was featured in SGR's 1998 catalogue (photo of catalogue is with the pictures). They kept it a couple of years for promo ads/photo shoots and brought it to the 1999 NAMM show where we bought it right from the booth and took it and the end of the show. It still has a piece of tape on the case with #2 on it they used at the booth for their case identifications.

Featuring: Custom hand painted graphic on Schecter's CET style double cutaway swamp ash body. Oil rubbed maple neck with rosewood fingerboard and MOP dot inlays. 21 highly dressed and polished medium jumbo frets. (SGR's fretwork is what always put them in a class of their own from other high end handmade instruments).

Rarely seen reversed headstock also hand painted to accent body graphics. Six in line graduated angle Sperzel locking tuners. Chrome hardware including vintage style tremolo bridge and volume knob which push-pulls for coil tapping. One SGR Monstertone bridge humbucking pickup.

Comes with original Hard case. Has new strings and set up perfectly.

Still in brand new uplayed condition, this is a truly collectible, one of a kind instrument and work of art!

Thanks for looking. Will consider shipping internationally.

A little info about the painting:

Christ Carrying the Cross is an exceptionally dramatic painting, with a bold composition made up of closely packed heads for which no parallel exists in the art of the period around 1500. It is generally considered to be a late work and one of Bosch's greatest creations. The antithesis between good and evil, which was so crucial to Christian belief in Bosch's time, is raised to a climax. The painting is a peerless study of human facial expressions and demonic visages. Yet the chaotic and caricatured elements are never overwhelming and the painting seems to observe a complex balance of parallels and contrasts that emphasizes the serenity of Christ's gently modelled face in the centre. Amid all the tumult, we make out the clear profile of St Veronica withdrawing from the mob, the image of Christ's face - the 'vera icon' on her cloth. - Web Gallery of Art

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Listed5 years ago
ConditionMint (Used)
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